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The Tribune
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Volume: 105 No.62







Sanam EDITION.



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2009 .

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BAHAMAS BIGGEST

Massive guifight

after police chase

Suspects are reportedly
arrested following shootout

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A DRAMATIC police chase" direction.



through ‘the streets of Nassau
ended in a massive gunfight out-
side the Royal Nassau Sailing
Club on Eastern Road last night.

At least two dozen shots were
exchanged after a police patrol
reportedly shot out the front tyre

of a white Lexus as it sped past.

It is understood suspects were
arrested and that at least one
casualty was taken to hospital
after the gun battle. But details
were sketchy up to press time.

The drama happened at about

~ 8.10pm when the Lexus sped past

SEE page eight

Montagu Beach in an easterly

Claim that former Police Commissioner
withstood political ‘pressures’ in office

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

DESPITE a common belief that the police commissioner is free
from political influence, former Commissioner Paul Farquharson is said
to have withstood many political "pressures" while in office, according
to Police Staff Association chairman Bradley Sands.

- "If we want to be real, and carefully examine it, I worked closely with

SEE page eight








Three stabbed
at the scene of a

domestic dispute

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

FREEPORT - Grand Bahama
police were called to the scene of a
domestic dispute at Hawksbill,
where three persons were stabbed
at a residence on Wednesday
evening.

Asst Supt Clarence Reckley
said a 16-year-old boy, now in
police custody, a woman and a 17-
year-old girl, were all taken to hos-
pital and detained for observation.

Mr Reckley said police received
a report of a stabbing around
10.15pm on Wednesday.

He said a resident of Inagua.

SEE page eight







OMAR ARCHER is escorted
from court yesterday.

By NATARIO |
McKENZIE
‘Tribune Staff Reporter

POLITICAL activist and
PLP nomination hopeful
Omar Archer was arraigned
in a Magistrate’s Court yes-
terday on charges of assault,
disorderly behaviour and
obscene language.

The arraignment came |
| just days after he was uncer-

emoniously booted off a
local talk show.

The 37-year-old resident
of Lewis Street, Nassau Vil-
lage, was escorted hand-
cuffed by police to Court
One, Bank Lane, yesterday
afternoon. °

It is alleged that Mr
Archer unlawfully assault-
ed his stepson Cameron

SEE page ‘eight













Sol







crisis is s worst
I've experienced

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

HAMMERING home the depth of
the global crisis, Kerzner International F
chief Sol Kerzner has claimed that cur-
rent conditions are the worst he has
experienced in his 45 years in the hotel

business.

Cautious about the outlook for
tourism and the global economy as a
whole for 2009, the Atlantis developer

added yestérday-that he would be

Sol Kerzner

“delighted” if the proposed multi-billion
dollar US stimulus package boosts busi-
ness before the end of this year at the earliest, according to

Reuters.

That $900 billion plus plan, forged by United States President
Barack Obama and.intended to resuscitate the flatlining US
economy, was still being negotiated by US senators yesterday.

Democrats are having trouble convincing Republicans to
back the costly bill, but hope to do so by the weekend, as eco-

nomic conditions worsen.

Speaking in Cape Town, South ‘Atribey tourism magnate Mr
Kerzner said that should the bill pass, he does not expect to see

the benefits “overnight.”

“I will be delighted if we begin to see the effects of this

' (package) in the last quarter of ’09,” he said.
At the same time the CEO confirmed that he is putting on
hold all new projects in light of the poor global circumstances,



SEE page eight

Suspect i in high-speed car
chase taken to hospital

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

DOZENS of onlookers
watched as a suspect who led
police on a high-speed car chase
ending in the Palmdale area was
taken to hospital with an appar-
ent head injury after being
arrested on Madeira Street yes-
terday.

Mobile Division officers pur-

another male passenger who
was also arrested - sometime

.after 10am while patrolling the

Mount Pleasant Avenue area,
off Kemp Road.

ASP Walter Evans said offi-
cers saw a white Toyota Avalon
registration 203585, with two
male occupants inside, moving
in a "suspicious" manner. As
officers approached, the car
sped off, sparking the high-

SEE page eight »

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

sued the injured suspect - and

National Trust asks police to question pair
in connection with alleged iguana eating
By MEGAN REYNOLDS _
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

POLICE have been asked by the Bahamas National Trust to ques-

tion two men in connection with the alleged harvesting of juvenile

conch and eating of critically endangered i iguanas.

A series of photographs published on the social networking web-
site Facebook this week led to the arrest of two United States citizens
who will appear in George Town Magistrate’s Court in Exuma on

Tuesday charged under the Wild Animal Protection Act and the

Fishing Resources Act.
However, two men who also fatuiel in the photographs have not
been interviewed by police, and BNT executive director Eric Carey

‘is pressuring authorities to speak with them.

SEE page eight



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PAGE 2, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2009

THE TRIBUNE



Dr Darville
‘fot the PLP
Senate candidate

A New Providence doctor

who shares the name of one of
the prospective candidates for
a vacant PLP Senate seat has
been inundated with calls from
people who have mistaken him
for the political hopeful.
_ Dr Michael Darville, who is
based in the Critical Care Unit
of Doctor's Hospital in Nassau,
is not being considered for a
Senate seat. ae

The general practitioner of
the same name who lives in
Freeport, Grand Bahama has
been mentioned in relation to
the seat that was left vacant
when Pleasant Bridgewater
resigned last month.



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

PLP National Chairman
Glenys Hanna-Martin issued a
press statement yesterday deny-
ing that there is any question
about the electoral viability of
her party.

Admitting that the party, as
stated by leader Perry Christie,
has “some challenges”, Mrs
Hanna-Martin said that these
matters are being dealt with
“internally” by the leader.

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“This political organisation
remains unified in its purpose,

which is to secure the best inter-
ests of our people by pursuing

policies ‘and principles which
positively advance our people.
Our political infrastructure is

intact and functioning nation- -

wide through our various
branches and membership. We
continue our preparation and
strengthening efforts at every
level.

“Recent events which have
led to our colleague, former Sen-
ator Pleasant Bridgewater, fac-
ing charges in a court of law are
being monitored bearing in mind
‘the fundamental principle of our

system of justice which presumes

innocence until proven other-
wise.

“As it relates to Obie Wilch-
combe, Member of Parliament
for West End and Bimini and a
senior member of our party, the
Royal Bahamas Police Force
have clearly stated that there is
no evidence against him to sup-
port any charge. We unequivo-
cally accept the findings of the
police force and Mr Wilchcombe
continues to contribute as a
respected and highly valued
member of our political team,”

she said. ‘

The PLP, the chairman added,



Three men arrested in Kemp Road area

THREE men are in police '

custody after officers responded
to a report of shots being fired in
Williams Lane off Kemp Road
at around 2pm on Wednesday.

When officers arrived, they
spotted a man running away
from the scene. He got into a
Nissan Altima driven by a

Hanna-Martin dismisses questions
about PLP’s electoral viability

Glenys Hanna-Martin



remains a political organisation
that is “very concerned” about
the absence of visionary leader-
ship by the current government
during a time of “tremendous

woman.

The driver was ordered to pull
over, but instead the car
swerved and headed straight for
the officers, the police said.

They drew their weapons and
shot out one of the tires. The
car came to a stop and the man
got out and ran.

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: BTC’s corporate head-
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:; reopened for business after
; a four week closure follow-
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: “We are happy to report
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i building. In the interim there
: are temporary windows to
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? next three months, we hope
i to have the exterior fully
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: Police investigations con-
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: short in a first floor office
; was the cause of the fire.
: This was the first fire in
: the history of the company.
: BTC JFK opened in 1983.
: The headquarters also dou-
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i access all of the company’s
: products and services. _

social and economic crisis.”
“This is a worrisome state of
affairs,” Mrs Hanna-Martin said.
“This must be the true focus for
all stakeholders in our country.”

The officers chased after him
and detained him for question-

The man had reportedly been
shot in the leg during the inci-
dent. He was taken to hospital
where he was treated and dis-
charged.

While in the area, the officers
arrested two other men in con-
nection with allegations of dis-
orderly behaviour and resisting
arrest.

Police say investigations into
the matter continue.








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In brief

Friend of apparent
Suicide victim wants
incident probed further

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

A CLOSE friend of apparent
suicide victim Kimberley Miller
says there are reasons to suspect
foul play.

Although early reports suggest-
ed that the woman hanged herself,
the friend said the 37-year-old Pas-
tel Gardens resident was not suici-
dal and that the positioning of the
body did not seem to allow for this
explanation.

Speaking on condition of
anonymity, the friend urged police
to probe further into the incident.

When this was put to press liai-
son. officer Walter Evans, he said
the case is still open and that'police
are looking at every possible expla-
nation.

“Even though it may have come
in as a suicide, it doesn’t necessari-
ly mean that we focus on suicide
only, and that’s why we are looking
at it,” he said.

At around 11.30pm on Saturday,

a relative found Ms Miller dead
with an electrical wire wrapped
around her neck. Another apparent
suicide was reported just a day ear-
lier, when the body of 36-year-old
Leslie Campbell was discovered
hanging from a rope at the victim’s
Cable Beach home.

Mr: Campbell, who was
described as a devoted father, left
two children behind.

Drugs are seized

, THE Drug Enforcement Unit
has seized thousands of dollars
worth of illegal drugs and more
than $80,000 in cash.

Police are questioning a 40-year-
old man from Toronto, Canada, in
connection with the discovery of a
large amount of cash in a private
residence. On Wednesday at 9am,
officers of the DEU, armed with a
warrant, searched a Sears Hill
home where they found one bag
that contained over $42,000 in
Bahamian notes, and another bag
with over $40,000 in US notes.

Investigations are continuing.

On Tuesday, while on patrol in
the Eneas Street area, off Poin-
ciana Drive, around 2pm, DEU
officers conducted a search of a
vacant lot where they found a clear
plastic bag hidden under a#titk?:

' Inside the, bag officers found
200 brown p icRets of cocaine. No
arrests have beén’ made i in connec-
tion with this discovery.

Also on Tuesday, DEU officers
were in the Ida Street area around
4pm when they found a clear plas-
tic bag containing one pound of
marijuana.

The drugs have a local street val-
ue of approximately $4,000.

LOCAL NEWS

Minister criticises police

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2009, PAGE 3



promotions under PLP

Turnquest says exercise was ‘diametrically
opposed’ to recommendations of an
internationally recognised review agency

lm By RUPERT
MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter _
*. rmissick@tribunemedia.net

THE massive promotion
exercise in the Royal
Bahamas Police Force con-
ducted under the previous

_administration was “diamet-

rically opposed” to the rec-
ommendations of an inter-
nationally recognised review
agency, National Security
Minister Tommy Turnquest
told the House of Assembly
during his contribution to the
Police Service Act 2009.

The promotions, he said,.
did not produce the “leaner
and fitter command chain”
that was called for in the
report by CDR International
—an United-Kingdom-based
company which provided a
comprehensive review of the
Bahamas’ police force. -

The minister said that “ad
hoc, unexplained and unde-
served promotions, and pro-
motions that do not take into
account balance in the ranks
do serious harm to the struc-
ture and establishment and
to morale within the police
force”.

In the massive promotion
exercise, which was conduct-
ed_ before the general elec-
tions in 2007, more than 400
officers moved up in rank.

This exercise resulted in
the following movements.-in
the force:

° 162 Constables to Cor-
porals (15 per cent of the
rank)

e 82 Corporals to
Sergeants (10 per cent of the
rank)

° 69 Sergeants to Inspec-
tors (15 per cent of the rank)

e 21 Acting Inspectors con-
firmed as Inspectors
. @ 19 Inspectors to Chief
Inspectors (11 per cent of the
rank) |°

e 25 Inspectors to Assis-

|

PLP members dismiss
the importance of
Omar Archer arrest

PLP members throughout the country yesterday overwhelmingly dis-
“missed the importance of the arrest and charging of Kennedy nomina-
tion hopeful Omar Archer as having “little to no effect” on the party as

a whole.

Mockingly questioning who Mr Archer was, one former MP, who
wished not to justify the incident by speaking on the record, said Mr
Archer was never a contender for the party’s nomination “for any seat”.

“Keith Bell is our man in Kennedy, not him. He would have never
made the cut. So I don’t know where he was going with that,” he said.

Yesterday Mr Archer was arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court on
charges of assault, disorderly behaviour and using obscene language.

The 37-year-old Lewis Street resident was escorted handcuffed by
police to court number one accused of assaulting Cameron Kerr. It is also
alleged that he behaved in a disorderly manner and used obscene lan-
guage to the annoyance of Corporal 248 Seymour.

Archer was granted $2,000 bail with one surety. The case was

adjourned to May 15.

As news of Mr Archer’s arrest spread, another party insider suggest-
ed that this latest debacle had “finally sunk” any chances he might have
had for running under the party’s banner in the Kennedy constituency.

“Ya'll (the media) really made him bigger than he was. This-guy is not
an elected official within the PLP. He isn’t a part of the National Gen-

eral Council.

“Nor is he a sitting Member of Parliament.
“Hfe’s not a spokesman for the party on any level, so really, who is he?”

he asked.

‘On Tuesday, Mr Archer appeared as'a guest on the 94.9FM ‘Real
Talk’ show and was asked by host Ortland Bodie Jr to leave after he
failed to withdraw allegations he made against the Minister of Nation-
al Security Tommy Turnquest, and former Ambassador to the Envi-

ronment Keod Smith.

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tant Superintendents (15 per
cent of the rank)

e 11 Chief. Inspectors to
Assistant Superintendents

e 33 Assistant Superinten-
dents to Superintendents

e 17 Superintendents to
Chief Superintendents

e 1 Superintendent to
Assistant Commissioner

¢ 5 Chief Superintendents

to Assistant Commissioners

e 4 Assistant Commis-
sioners.to Senior Assistant
Commissioners ae.

Mr Turnquest sata that
until his government can
“rationalise” these promo-
tions, it has refrained from
conducting a similar exercise.

Progress

However, the minister said

‘that government made sig-

nificant progress regarding
the structure and responsi-
bilities within the senior
command.

Once establishment num-
bers are set, he said, promo-
tions within these ranks
should be solely on the basis
of performance and merit,
and no other consideration.

“A well-structured, well-
managed Royal Bahamas



Police Force, as similar

organisations, can only. main- |

tain the necessary balance in
its workforce through con-
tinued recruitment at the
base and continued retire-
ment at the top level.

. “While the senior com-
mand is pivotal in the man-
agement of the force, the
success of the organisation
equally depends upon a crit-
ical mass of officers at all lev-
els that perform the day-to-
day work of the force,” Mr
Turnquest said.

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@ FOLLOWING a review by the government, Minister of Nation-
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..in May 2007 there were 41 —
in May 2007 there were 55
.in May 2007 there were 18
in May 2007 there were 160 -
in May 2007 there were 448
in May 2007 there were 815
in May 2007 there were 1037

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1 Deputy Commissioner..:
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7 Chief Superintendents

28 Superintendents

48 Assistant Superintendents

18 Chief Inspectors.
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SEs TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE







HERE’S something to cluck about. Last
month Britain’s third largest supermarket
chain, Sainsbury’s, made a stunning and
potentially food-system- -changing announce-
ment.

Starting this. week — a full three years
before implementation of a European Union

ban on battery-caged eggs — it will sell eggs

laid only by uncaged birds.

Sainsbury’s decision will spare an estimat-
ed half a million hens from having to endure
arguably the most abusive conditions in

- today’s industrial animal agriculture system.

“Battery cages represent the most intensive
form of confinement in factory farming
today,” says Wayne Pacelle, president and
CEO of The Humane Society of the United
States.
can’t even spread their wings.”

A trie injustice, for a bird.

The Humane Society estimates there are
nearly 280 million laying hens in the United
States packed so. tightly — five to six birds per
cage — that they are unable to engage in
other natural chickén behaviours as well,
such as nesting, dust bathing, perching and
foraging. ~

In their frantic attempt to broker more

we,

“They’re so restrictive that the birds |

space, the birds can easily injure their cage *

mates. In these stressful conditions, the health

of the flock is compromised with layers, often

. dropping feathers, some becoming lame and

developing infections,.and the least fortu-

nate (or are they the most?) succumbing to
sudden death syndrome.

‘More surprising than Sainsbury’s

announcement is the sad fact that battery

egg production has been allowed to go on as
long as it has.

‘Aside from these well-documented health
and welfare issues for the animals, these

intensive production operations pose many .

problems for the environment, farmers, farm
workers and public health.

The 2006 Union of Concerned Scientists
report, “Greener Eggs and Ham,” by
researcher Kate Clancy, details these prob-
lems.

Most of the environmental and public
health damage resulting from concentrated
industrial egg production stems from manure,
which must be stored and used in acceptable
ways.

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- I 991

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

Publisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday _

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the absorptive capacity of the land sur-
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Manure lagoon leaks or overflows can con-
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emit the human toxin ammonia, a cause of
nose and eye irritation and respiratory prob-
lems.

Raising chickens on pasture, rather than in
concentrated animal.feeding operations, con-

tends Clancy, “would reduce the adverse -

environmental effects of food animal pro-
duction. Waterways and fields would be less
polluted, fish and other aquatic organisms

would face fewer hazards and air.emissions. »

would decrease.”
What’s more, since animals in well-man-

aged pasture systems are often integrated .

with other operations on farms that produce
both crops and livestock, they could actually

_have positive effects on the environment.
“Such diversified farms support a greater
range-of plants, soil microbes and wildlife, .

reduce the external inputs needed (for exam-

ple, fertilizer, water, feed), and save money,

energy and. other environmental resources

_...through the, re-use of their. own products (for...
--example, feeding vegetable trimmings to ~
chickens, ‘ising bedding as compost)” the =

report states,

If this kind of egg production sounds good. ©

to -you and you’re interested in great tasting
eggs that don’t frizzle when poached, sup-
port the growing number of corporations,
food service providers and restaurants across

- America that are taking a stand against bat-

tery cage cruelty.

Ask for free-range eggs at your local diner,
or at your company, hospital or college cafe-
teria. More than 350 schools in the United
States have enacted policies to eliminate or

| greatly decrease their use of eggs from caged

hens. Thank them.

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age of more than 250 eggs each year. To sat-
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the chicken.

| Bahamas National
Trust responds to
noise complaints

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Concerns have been raised
recently about occasional dis-

-turbances caused by private

functions held at the BNT
headquarters on Village Road.
The Trust acknowledges
these concerns and apologises
for any inconvenience that
may have been experienced
by our neighbours.
‘It is certainly not our inten-
tion to become a public nui-
sance and we have taken steps

- to remedy the situation.

A little background may be

in order, however.

A decision was taken years
ago. to let individuals and
groups rent The Retreat Gar-
den for receptions, weddings,
dinner parties and meetings.

The goal was to raise mon-
ey to help support mainte-
nance of the 11-acre property,
as well as to expand public
access to the garden, which is
considered a national park.

The rental agreement for

such events includes the stip-.

ulation that all activities must

end by 12 midnight. The

agreement has this to say
about music: :
"The Retreat Garden is sit-

ea cs

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uated in the residential sec-
tion of Village Road with
neighbourhoods that abut the
garden's fence lines.

The renter undertakes to
play music reflective of the
importance of this natural
reserve...In accordance with
the Street Nuisance Act,
renters are required to play
any music at a level that will
not infringe on the comfort of
the surrounding residential

community. All music must

stop by 11. sop OL no excep-
tions."

On average, only two or
three private functions a
month take place at The

’ Retreat, and every effort is

made to ensure that renters
follow the rules. However;
sometimes they are broken,
which naturally leads to com-
plaints.

The Trust always responds
to these complaints in a time-
ly fashion, but on isolated
occasions the puisanes gets
out of hand.

We have sometimes called
the police ourselves in an
effort to control the situation.

We have, therefore, imple-
mented the following mea-
sures effective

immediately:

1. No private events will be
allowed to continue after 9pm
on any night.

2. Only fundraisers for the
BNT and other approved
charities will be allowed to run
until midnight.

3.-All terms of the rental
policy will be strictly enforced.

- Again, we sincerely apolo-.
gise to our neighbours for any
inconvenience suffered, and
we assure everyone that a zero
tolerance policy now applies
to. any private function
booked at The Retreat. °

This. headache is now a
thing of the past, and any
abuses of this policy, will
immediately and effectively
be addressed on the spot — no
exceptions!

ERIC CAREY:
Executive Director,
Bahamas ‘National Trust,
Nassau, -

February 4, 2009.

Have we become a nation of pigs?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I read your paper everyday and that is the
only sanity I get. Thanking you in advance.

Tam a man in my 50’s and live alone. I have:

a simple job. But do it to the best of my ability.
And then some.

Last Sunday after I’ got home I discovered
that my gas was finished:

‘So I went out to:look for something to eat.

-Lended.up in-one-of.the fast food places, I.

won’t call names but I trust that someone con-
cerned will see this.

First the service. What service? I Gernot
complain about that because there was none.

Second, I chose to sit and eat what was
thrown at me.

Some of the patrons in the place were ibeliay:
ing like something out of a horror movie; kids
running around the place like they have no
broughtupcy. And the two young mothers who
sat near me took no control over their kids.

And to top that off. The security officer at
the door stood there like it was a normal thing.

I always thought that in a public place one

- this.’

conspiracy by the FNM..
If we follow Mr Mitchell’s

should behave i in a way that is not a botheration
to others. — ‘

Three of the staff members — in uniform
— I guess they were off duty and waiting to
leave — sat at a table talking to the ones on
duty in a loud and obnoxious voice without
regard for anyone else around them.

My head started hurting : sol feet after seeing

While LP m at it, let 3 me point 2 at a > Mr Smith
who sometimes writes to your newspaper. He
talked about the loud noise coming from cars
and buses.

Anytime and everywhere. Should there not
be a law.as to how one should control the nois-
es in their cars and buses?

And: people who.set up church anywhere
from.7 to 11pm.

Noise is noise and should it not be ata tone
that is not disturbing to others?

DISTURBIA M MUSIC
Nassau, .
February, 2009.

Bewildered by Fred Mitchell’ s ‘logic’

~ EDITOR, The Tribune.

pen only Mr Mitchell can
explain.

“Tt can be safely applied to fields as fertil-
izer if treated appropriately and applied in
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have been an FNM sympa-
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surely he could not have been
suggesting that Mr Travolta
conspired with some “dark
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staged a personal tragedy, all
for the purpose of embarrass-
ing the PLP?

Of course such ‘
should.not come as a surprise

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same person that suggested
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Yet this person was once
foreign minister of our coun-
try and wants:.to become
Prime Minister..God help us.
- J understand that .Mr
Mitchell in ‘his. quest for the
PLP leadership is desperate
for publicity. However it
would be much better for him
to say things that actualy
make sense.

Otherwise he will sink him-
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$100,000 of
marijuana
netted in
drug bust

A DRUG bust in Fresh
Creek, Andros netted
$100,000 worth of marijua-
na, police said.

Assistant Superinten-
dent Walter Evans said
that officers stationed on
Andros, acting on a tip,
stopped and searched a
white Nissan Sentra i
around 8pm on Wednes-
day. i

Inside the car, police
found two crocus sacks,
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residents of |
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ALL RESIDENTS of
South Beach, concerned |
about the escalation of
noise and other issues
affecting the area are
asked to attend a by-parti-
san meeting at All Saints
Community Centre, Joan’s
Heights- South Beach
tonight at 7pm.

Bishop Simeon Hall,
Father Sebastian Camp-
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dance:

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THE Bahamas is on track
for a double digit percentage
increase in visitors from Cana-
da for the third consecutive
year, a marketing expert said.

Stewart MacPhee, president

_ and CEO of Punch Commu-

nications, said verified figures
already show an 18.7 per cent
increase in the number of vis-
itors from Canada during the

‘first 11 months of 2008.

Punch Communications has

. been directing the Bahamas’

public relations and advertis-
ing affairs in Canada for the
last three years.

_ Mr McPhee said Ministry of
'. Tourism

and Aviation
tesearch specialist Gary
Young told him that when the
December figures are con-
firmed, it will likely be
revealed that at least 115,000
Canadians visited the
Bahamas this year.

.“We haven’t seen the -

December figures yet, but
based on some information
that we have and conversa-
tions that we had with Gary,

‘we.are pleased to say that we

are going ‘to hit our target of

“115,000,” Mr McPhee said.

In 2005, 1.6 million visitors
from Canada came to the
Caribbean. In 2008, the num-
ber rose to 2.2 million — an
increase of 37.5 per cent.

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

AIRPORT fees for take-off and
landing could be reduced in an effort to
attract more tourists during the deep-
ening economic crisis.

By cutting the airport costs through-
out the Bahamas and eliminating
ground-handling fees in some cases,
Tourism Minister Vincent Vanderpool-
Wallace hopes more tourists will be
able to visit the country..__,

The minister said discussions on the
proposal started around seven months
ago and all relevant parties including
the airlines have been engaged in.talks
in the hope of formulating an. appro-
priate scheme.

“Tt requires complicated analysis
involving a number of different depart-
ments.

“We are way beyond the discussion

stage now, as we have engaged people
to talk to the airlines, we have done
the arithmetic to see the consequences,

_ “We haven’t seen the December
figures yet, but based on some
information that we have and
conversations that we had with
Gary, we are pleased to say that

we are going to hit our target of

115,000.”

Stewart MacPhee,

‘president and CEO:of

Punch Communications

Over the same period, the
Bahamas’ arrivals from Cana-
da have risen an estimated 52
per cent.

“So that’s all good news,”
Mr McPhee said. “And more
good news is that foreign cur-
rency receipts grow as well.
So what we are looking at

from Canada in 2008 alone are _

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While the Bahamas’ Ministry of
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week that Egypt’s government will go
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fees and eliminate ae handling fees
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But nothing will be implemented
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Business community urged to

become model citizens for youth

Assistant Commissioner of Crime speaks out

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT

IN THE MATTER of ALL THAT piece
parcel or tract of land containing Five
(4.905) Acres more or less and being the
property known as an original Crown Grant
to Thaddeus Forbes Book Cl, page 50 and
now the property of Stocking Island Limited
SITUATED on Stocking Island near the
Island of Great Exuma one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

2008

No. CLE/qui/01385

AND IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959.

AND IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Stocking Island

Limited

Notice of PETITION TO QUIET A TITLE

The Petition of Stocking Island Limited, a company duly
incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of The

Bahamas, is in respect of:-

@ By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporter



ASSISTANT Commissioner of Crime Hulan
Hanna is urging the loca] business community
to become model citizens for the youth in the
fight against crime and violence. —

Speaking on Wednesday at the Second
Annual National Youth Against Crime and
Violence forum, Mr Hanna said: “Corporate
Bahamas should be able to go into all of the
schools in the country and be a role model for
excellence to these young people. Their pres-
ence must be felt in the community because the
kids need to see that there are persons out
there doing well.”

‘Mr Hanna said that there should also be
positive use of the country’s green spaces and
strategies should be developed to supervisé
them.

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“We need to take our green spaces back.
These spaces are necessary for our kids to
develop a-sense of community. We must ensure
the sustainability of our youth against’ crime and
I want our young people not to do things that
will draw attention to them selves,” he said.

Mr Hanna said in their efforts to pinpoint the
most high-traffic crime and violence prevalent
areas, police have found that the malls and bus
stops are the most problematic.

“We have overt and covert operations where
you do not sée the police person working in the
community.

“There are many good-willed persons who
give information to the police.

“We rely a lot on the goodwill of the
Bahamian people.to give us information as to
when there is a problem or before that problem
even occurs,” he said.

Mr Hanna further said that the police will |



the Crown Land management system







‘Mi By LLONELLA GILBERT

e Annual license management —



give young people more than just a “slap on the
wrist” when they commit a crime.

“They should be able to understand that
what they have done was wrong. As far as we
are concerned, we will track you down, arrest
you and you will face the courts,” Mr Hanna
said.

Chermeka Sands, an 11th grade s student from
Galilee Academy, said the forum was very
beneficial and helped the attendees understand
what the police force and government has in
mind to stop violence between young people
and adults.

“The youth feels as though, since: they are
young, people will have pity on them. Howev-
er, I think the government should send them to
prison for a longer period of time so they would
learn from their mistakes and not make the
same mistakes over and over depending on
the magnitude of their offence,” Ms Sands said.

MINISTER of State
for Lands and Local
Government Byran
Woodside opens the
introduction and
training workshop for
the Crown Estate

Lands and Surveys :



ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land situate on
Stocking Island near the Island of Great Exuma one of the

Management Sys-
tem, which was cus-
tomised especially for:
the Department of

preparation and maintenance of - *
documents which pass no inter-
est in Crown Land but makes law-

MAKING Crown Land avail-
able at concessionary rates for

Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and having such
position boundaries shape marks and dimensions as are shown
on the plan filed herewith and totaling Five (4.905) Acres more

Stocking Island Limited claims to be the equitable and beneficial
owner in fee simple possession of the parcel of land hereinbefore
described and such ownership as aforesaid arises by virtue of a
possessory and documentary title to the said land. The Petitioner
has made application to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas under Section Three (3) of the Quieting Titles
Act, 1959 to have its title to the said land investigated.

Copies of the filed plan may be inspected during normal office
hours at:- ‘

The Registry of the Supreme Court, Ansbacher House, East
Street, Nassau, Bahamas. The Chambers of Harry B. Sands,
Lobosky & Company, Shirley House, Fifty Shirley Street,
Nassau, Bahamas.
George Town, Great Exuma, Bahamas..

The Office of the Island Administrator,

Notice is given that any person having dower or right of dower

largest. landholder in
Bahamas, hence effective man: .

home construction and business
endeavours, particularly in the
Family Islands, is one of the gov-
ernment’s commitments to the
Bahamian people.

Another commitment involves
reducing, and where possible
bringing to and end, the unautho-
rised occupation and development
of Crown Land, said Minister of
State for Lands and Local Gov-
ernment Byran. Woodside.

To achieve these objectives, it is
necessary to put in place clearly
defined procedures and work
flows aided by a well-organised
and maintained record keeping

and data management system, Mr

Woodside said.

A growing public sector
demand for efficiency in the deliv-
ery of services and the technology
available makes the tried and
proven manual way of record
keeping and data management
system impractical and automa-
tion is “indeed the better way”,
he said.

“Land is our most valuable tan-
gible asset and the Crown is the
the

agement is critical to efficient and

ful what would otherwise be
unlawful

¢ Parcel management — creation
and storage of Crown parcels that
may be the subject of a grant,
lease or license

e Seabed and sand dredging
license management

e Lease assignment manage-
ment

e Billing management

e Compulsory acquisition
records as derived official gazettes

e Valuation records and sup-
porting data

e Treasury lands records most

of which have already been digi- _

tally obtained from Treasury
Department.

Mr Woodside told the partici- .

pants, “While I am aware that
populating these data sets is ongo-
ing and at times tedious, you and
by extension the public cannot
and indeed will not derive any
benefit from this management sys-
tem until it is completed.

“T implore you therefore, to not
only learn as much as you can as

quickly as you can, but also equal-.
‘ly assist in organising and editing
the-relevant data-for importation.”



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or an adverse claim or a claim not recognized in the petition shall
on or before the 25" day of March A.D., 2009 file in the Supreme
Court and sérve on the Petitioner or the undersigned a statement
of such claim in the prescribed form, verified by an affidavit to
be filed therewith. Failure by any such person to file and serve a
statement of such claim on or before the 25" day of March, A.D.,

2009 will operate as a bar to such claim.

\

HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY & COMPANY

CHAMBERS
SHIRLEY HOUSE
FIFTY SHIRLEY STREET .
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS
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orderly development.”

As a result, the Department of
Lands and Surveys commenced
training for the Crown Estate
Management System, which was
customised by International Land
Systems Inc, through the Land
Use Policy and Administration
Project. ~

Speaking at the recent opening
for introduction and training for
the new system, the Minister of
State said it provides all required
tools and procedures to automate
relevant processes including:

e Correspondence management
— all incoming and outgoing mail

¢ Crown grants management —
preparation and-maintenance of
deeds used to convey the freehold
of Crown Land

e Leasehold management —

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FRANK PENN Saale to the audience at the pre-
©) miere screening of the film /PPUAA: Choose Life,
at the National Centre for the Performing Arts on
Shirley Street.






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Film tells students to wait
until marriage to have sex

i By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporter

IN AN effort to help curb the
number of teenage pregnancies
and the spread of sexually trans-
mitted diseases, students of the CC
Sweeting High School were treat-
ed to a short film on the impor-
tance of waiting until marriage to
have sex.

Producer Frank Penn said the
film — entitled “Introduction Plus
Participation Equals Promiscuity,
Unwanted Pregnancy or AIDS
(IPPUA): Choose Life” — is a fam-
ily movie that deals with relation-
ships. —

“The two main characters are a

brother and sister. It deals with~

their relationship with each.other,
their parents, with their friends and
just some of the things they go
through as young persons devel-
oping. The movie is designed to
encourage habits of obedience,
sexual disciple and self respect,”
_Mr Penn said.

He said the film was designed
to speak specifically-to the young
people of the Bahamas.

“We wanted to speak to the
young people but to do it through
their peers. The majority of the
actors are young people except for
the parents. So it is an opportunity
to reach young people through
themselves or through their peers
and J think it is more effective,”
Mr Penn said.

Kendra Stuart, a 15-year-old
tenth grader at CC Sweeting, said
she enjoyed the film and wants to
wait until marriage before having
Sex.

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follow their friends and feel as
though if they don’t have sex they

will get teased. I think the young ©

women should try to‘influence the
young men to have self control by
just explaining to them that it is
OK to wait,” Ms Stuart said.
‘Lorenzo Charles, a tenth grader
at CC Sweeting, said young girls

need to realise that they have a |

‘choice when it comes to sex. He
said the film: highlights this fact.

“The young men are more sex- .

ually active and are spreading the
disease faster than the women. The

film shows Gout to control your
thoughts and help a person to
make the right decisions by get-
ting married and giving their life to
the Lord,” he said.

Mr Penn said he hopes the

movie can help teenagers make ~

better relationship decisions.
“Doing it at this particular time
is very important seeing as this is
Valentine’s month and this is a
time when a lot of young people
have to make some decisions and
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Massive gunfight | F®OM pase one

after police chase
FROM page one

Nassau Stadium, then screeched :
into East Bay Street, narrowly :
. missing Tribune reporter ;
Chester Robards as he drove }
past the On the Run takeaway }
restaurant. i

The Lexus was brought to
a halt at the bottom of Vil-
lage Road. Police bullets |
took out its front.and rear
windows as occupants of the
car opened fire on officers.

It is thought at least one
suspect might have escaped.
Officers combed the bush
area on the site of the old
Montagu Beach Hotel.

An estimated ten to 12 . :
patrol cars then converged on :
the area from all directions}
after pursuing officers called
for back-up.

The gun battle shocked
people living nearby. One
said: “It was terrifying - a
nightmarish situation.” -

Another source said a sin-
gle shot was followed by a
loud burst of gunfire in the
Montagu Beach area. ;

The exchange of mixed cal- :
ibre weapons lasted for at :
least 30 seconds, according to }
the source. :

Police patrols from all over }

. the island converged onthe
scene, and back-up units
were continuing to arrive
more than 30 minutes after
the gunfire ceased.

A security guard at the
sailing club-said at least 15
shots were exchanged. No
members were at the club at
the time and none of the bul-
lets struck the premises, °
according to the guard. i

_A resident living in nearby
Village Road saidasingle _
shot was heard, then a “bar-
rage of gunshots” from dif-
ferent calibre weapons.

“It sounded like handguns
and possibly some shotguns.
Initially, we thought it was
fireworks, then it became
clear it was gunfire.” re

The Lexus had bullet holes : - -

in its bodywork and in its
front and rear windows. It
came to rest near the Village
Road traffic lights. |

The incident caused a
back-up of Eastern Road
traffic.

“One ambulance left the
scene, so I assume there was-
at least one casualty,” said a
bystander. “And I believe
other suspects were taken
into custody.” ” ‘i

Bullet shells littered the
sidewalk after the battle.

Alarmed residents. spoke
out after the incident, © }
expressing dismay that a full- }
scale gunfight could occur :
within yards of their homes.

One said: “My God, what :
have we come to? The Minis- }
ter of National Security has:
told us that our murder rate
is four times higher than it
should be.

“Nassau has only two sit-
ting judges. How did we
arrive at this and what are
the authorities doing to deal
with it?”

. _ Chester Robards said: “I
was right by the On the Run _:
gas station when the car came :
into East ‘Bay Street. It near-
ly hit me. ne

“It turned into Harbour
Bay shopping centre with a
single police car in pursuit.
Then it must have come out “}
again because it somehow got
back on to main road and :
headed in an easterly direc-
tion. heck

“I think it was brought toa :
halt by gunfire. I think the... :
occupants began shooting at
police and the police shot
back. - :

“Police actually managed
_to stop the car at the corner
of Village Road. The, front
windshield and rear wind-
shield were shot out, and the
front right tyre. -

“Soon afterwards, there
were tentoadozen police |:
cars on the scene. People liv-
ing in the area were really
shocked by what happened.”

Harbour E&

is «< ux’

Mr Paul Farquharson when he was com-
missioner - as chairman - and I could say to
you some of the pressures that Mr Far-
quharson had gone through as a result of
some of the decisions that he made.

"So let's not fool ourselves, we live in a
society that is polarised and the commis-
sioner of police will (be influenced politi-
cally) - in spite of the fact that they believe

_ it should be an independent position and

he's constitutionally protected. But I con-
tend that we don't need a commissioner to
hold that position for more than three
years," said Inspector Sands. ‘

Mr Farquharson held the post of com-
missioner from November, 2001, until he
retired in early 2008.

Mr Sands spoke to The Tribune outside
the House of Assembly on Wednesday as
members debated a Bill for an Act to
repeal the Police Service Act.

The Bill will place a five-year term lim-

Former Police Commissioner

it on the positions of commissioner and
deputy commissioner, renewable for a peri-
od of not more than 10 years.

When asked to respond to arguments
from opposition members that the clause
could place the chief of police and deputy
chief under the government's sway, he said:

If we want to be real in this society, the
commissioner of police is under the rule of

thumb of the government of the day - who-
ever the government may be."

Mr Sands said the junior ranks that he
represents have no problem with the pro-
posed term limit.

He also praised-other aspects of the Bill,
including the coverage of funeral expenses
by government for an officer killed in the
line of fire; and the fact that the police
Complaints Unit will be made up of civil-
ians, headed by a lawyer who has been in
the system for 10 years.

On Wednesday, Former National Secu-
rity Minister Cynthia Pratt asked how the
constitutional provisions regarding those
two posts could be altered by an act of
Parliament.

Former Attorney General Alfred Sears
queried the ramifications of Section 7 (2) of
the Bill, arguing that the clause could vio-
late the constitutional protection afford-
ed to those officers.

He called for a national consultation on
the issue followed by an amendment of
the constitution through two-thirds of both
Houses of Parliament and a refeyendum, if
the majority of the public is in favour of it.
. Article 119 of the Constitution says, in
part: "Power to make appointment to the
offices of commissioner of police and
deputy commissioner of police shall be
vested in the governor general acting on

_ the recommendation of the prime minister

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after consultation with the leader of the
opposition."

Article: 120 (2) says the commissioner -

or deputy commissioner can be removed
from office by the governor general if the
question of his removal from office has
been referred to a tribunal appointed under
paragraph 3 of the Article, and if the tri-
bunal has recommended to the governor
general to remove the officer from office.

SUSPECTED DRUGS FOUND

250KG OF suspected cocaine was recov-
ered after a search on a vessel at Freeport
Container Port yesterday afternoon. Act-
ing on information, Police, Bahamas Cus-

* toms, Drug Enforcement Unit agents and

security personnel at the port conducted
the search on the 20 foot container from
Colombia en route to Europe.

The suspected drugs have since been
flown to Nassau and the matter is under
investigation..

FROM page one Sus p e ct

speed chase.
The mobile unit then called
for back-up while in pursuit of
the suspects, who refused to
stop. As the suspects were
chased through Murphyville,
officers reported that a pack-
age was thrown from the car.
The chase ended on Madeira
Street, opposite the furniture
store, Wood You, when police
were able to intercept the vehi-.
cle.
Traffic was at a standstill
when The Tribune arrived on.

PLP hopeful

terday as curious bystanders
gathered around several police
cars and an ambulance.

A male suspect lay on the
ground near the passenger side
of his vehicle, his hands hand-

head.
Numerous bystanders
claimed the suspect was "gun-
‘ butted" by arresting officers,
but, according to ASP'Evans,
the driver hit his head on the



the scene around 11.30am yes- |

car's right front door while try-
ing to evade arrest.

Police said a-shotgun and sev- _
en shotgun shells were found

~ during a search of the vehicle.

cuffed behind him, with blood- ,
stained gauze around his fore- _

Officers returned to Mur-
phyville where they found two
clear plastic packages - con-
taining two pounds of marijua-
na - believed to have been
thrown from the vehicle.

The driver and passenger are °

Perpall Tract residents aged 38
and 35 respectively. Both were
arrested.

The injured suspect's condi-: |

tion is not listed as life-threat-
ening.

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FROM page one

but expects that developments
underway from before the

still go ahead. ‘
At.present a swathe of sig-
nificant: touristic ventures des-

some extent stalled because
their developers have seen their
financial capacity diminished by
the present crisis.

Among these are Kerzner’s

_second Marina Village and
timeshare complex at Hurricane
Hole, the Ritz Carlton on Rose
Island and Bahamar in Cable
Beach. .—

Developers are struggling to
obtain the necessary financing
while seeking to keep costs to a
minimum at a time when rev-



financial crisis kicked in should —

tined for The Bahamas are. to ©

Sol Kerzner:
crisis is worst

I’ve experienced |

but he expects Atlantis’ employ- .
ment levels to remain “very sim-
ilar” to the post lay-off level
unless there is another unex-
pected and “major downswing”
in visitor numbers.

It is not all grim news for
Kerzner International, however.

Sol Kerzner was making his
comments in advance of the
April 4 opening of a new One.
and Only brand resort in Cape
Town, South Africa. The com-
pany currently has exclusive
One and Only hotels in Par-
adise Island, Bahamas, Dubai,













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FROM page one

Kerr on Thursday. It is also
- alleged that he behaved in a dis-
orderly manner and used
obscene language to the annoy-
- ance of Corporal 248 Seymour.

Mr Archer, who appeared
before Chief Magistrate Roger |
Gomez, pleaded not guilty to
the charges.

Although he claimed that his
wife, who isa lawyer, is repre-
senting him in the case, she did
not ‘appear at yesterday’s
arraignment.

.Prosecutor Sergeant Sean

Thurston did not object to bail.

He asked that Mr Archer be giv-
- en bail on condition that he does
not interfere with complainants
in the case. :

Mr Archer was granted $2,000
bail with one surety. The case
has been adjourned. to May 15.

On Tuesday, Mr Archer, who
‘appeared as a guest on the
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draw allegations he levied at the
Minister of National Security
Tommy Turnquest and former |
Ambassador to the Environ-
ment Keod Smith regarding an
incident last year in which he
was shot. f

After being kicked off the

‘radio programme the Kennedy
nomination hopeful went on the

‘offensive and called for the
expulsion of those in his own
party suspected of leading a

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But the Royal Bahamas Police Force was still unable to confirm
whether the men are wanted in connection with the investigation yes-
terday, and Mr Carey has appealed to the Department of Marine
Resources for support.

Department of Marine. Resources director Michael Braynen said
he is concerned with violations of the Fishing Resources Act, especially
the harvesting of undersized conch — a crime that holds a maximum
penalty of a $5,000 fine and one year jail term.

Mr Braynen said: “These matters are extremely difficult to police
as we have large numbers of people in generally very isolated loca-
tions.” : ;

Indiana resident Alexander David Rust, 24, and Vanessa Star
Palm, 23, from Illinois, were arrested off Staniel Cay, Exuma, on Tues-

day. Mr Carey said the matter has highlighted the heed to protect crit-_.

ically endangered iguanas.

He said: “We are going to be working with the international com-
munity to try to raise funds for education, signage, better enforcement
for iguana research and conservation, so people can make dona-
tions directly on our website to protect the iguanas because they

really are in need of our attention.”

Three stabbed

FROM page one

Place, Hawksbill;‘contacted-the

police control room and reported
’ that someone had just been

stabbed at that address. ©

When officers arrived at the
house, they met three persons —
one man and two women - suf-
fering from stab wounds to various
parts of their bodies. :

The three persons were taken to

. Rand Memorial Hospital.

Mr Reckley said police are
treating the incident as a domestic
dispute. He also appealed to the
public to deal with conflicts in an
amicable.way, without the use of
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millions of tourist dollars.

Another Kerzner project - a
500-room hotel in Morocco,
begun before the global crisis -
is set to open in October, 2009.

If this deadline is met, it
would be just under a year after
the company opened a-new
Atlantis hotel in Dubai to much
fanfare. Hundreds of celebrities
attended the multi-million dol-

‘lar party to launch the resort,
described as the “most expen-
sive in history.”

enue is falling short.

While Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham said last December
that he was “optimistic” that
the anticipated further expan-
sion of Atlantis on Paradise
Island would still materialise,
Mr Kerzner made no mention
of this project specifically yes-
terday.

Kerzner International laid off
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"Minister expresses condolences to the family of

Richard Munro
ON behalf of the Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture and members of the
sailing community, Minister Desmond
Bannister expressed condolences to the
family and colleagues of former sailing
commodore, Richard Munroe.
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Grand Bahamian cyclists raise money
for the Freeport Rughy Foothall Club

Despite the overcast and
chilly. start to the day, 15 of
Grand Bahamas’ elite bike
riders took to the streets to
raise funds for the Freeport
Rugby Football Club on Sun-
day, February 1st.

Starting from Taino Beach,
the course headed over the
Casuarina Bridge to Barbary
Beach and back via a round-
about route to equal 50 miles.

The team spirit was with the
group, fixing two flat tyres
along the way, and helping
another rider after a freak solo
accident catapulted him over
the handlebars. The ‘Iron



ling.

Man’ of the day, Bruce Sil-
vera; despite several injuries,
remounted his bike and fin-
ished the course to a chorus
of applause. .
Aided by a large and enthu-
siastic support crew, the riders
raised funds for the club in
Grand Bahama for the fourth

"year. Participants included two

returning females: Sarah Kirk-
by and Vicki Stafford along
with Scott Albury, Magnus

_Alnebeck,'Bob Anglade, Kirk

Antoni, Christopher Baker,
Jim Goodrum, Bob Jennings,
Jim Pierson, Ricky Rolle,
Bruce Silvera, Vic Skinner

The Tribune wants to hear from people
who are making news in their

neighbourhoods. Perhaps you are
raising funds for a good cause,
campaigning for improvements in the.
area or have won an award.

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

local sailing community and the Regatta.
Unit of the ministry is most grateful for
all the assistance he so freely offered.

Bannister said he is therefore con-
vinced that Munroe has been a shinin
example to members of the sail

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edged out Stafford to win the
women's division and Scott
Albury managed to just over-
take Joe: Thompson, last
year's winner, on the final leg
at the Taino Beach bridge. —

The cyclists have been train-

_ing for a few weeks now and

plan to keep going as they

‘have had such a great time

together.

Interested persons can join
the riders on Sundays at
8:30am departing Taino Beach
or further along the road, as
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e THE sécond annual
Vitamalt Sea Waves
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this weekend at the Betty
Kelly Kenning Agiahe
Center.

The meet will get start-
ed today at 5:30 pm and
continue on Saturceyet
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bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

A TOTAL of 30 athletes rep-
resenting nine Caribs’ sporting
disciplines at the College of the
Bahamas will benefit. from the

first phase of the Ministry of —

Youth, Sports and Culfure’s
scholarship grant.

At a press conference yester-
day in the boardroom at COB,
Minister of Sports Desmond
Bannister presented. COB’s
president Janyne Hodder with
the initial cheque of $45,000.

Hodder, who attended the

_press conference with Athletic

Director Kimberly Rolle; vice
president of Student Affairs,

Colyn Major and track and field
coach Bradley Cooper, said the
sum: will eventually value a total
of $240,000 by the 2011/2012
budget year.

Development
With an increase yearly —

$120;000 ‘in 2009/2010: and
$180,000 in 2010/2011 — Hod-

i. der said they continue to make
- COB a viable alternative to par-

ents sending their student-ath-

letes off to colleges and univer- .

sities in the United States and
Canada.

Additionally, Hodder said the
funds would enable COB to fur-
ther develop a “strong and
vibrant athletic programme,”
which they expect will produce

benefits to the country at large.

‘Hodder said COB would con-
tinue to work closely with the

Ministry as partners in “having —

an overall national strategy for

. developing student-athletes.”

For the third straight year,

‘COB has been affiliated .as an

associate. member. of the
National Athletic Intercolle-
giaté Association’s (NAIA) Sun

Conference in Florida where
they are now competing in men
‘and women basketball, soccer,

track and field and tennis. In
the fall, they hope to start par-
ticipating in volleyball. -

The scholarships provided by

the ministry will enable COB

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FROM page 15

‘comeback charge in the fourth.

His steal at halfcourt and
spectacular three point play
brought the Diplomats within
two, 43-41 with 1:50 left to play.

Saunders answered on the:

ensuing possession to give his
team a four point advantage.
Ferguson finished a fastbreak

lay- up to seal the win for the
"Saints to give them a 47-41 lead

with under one minute left to
play. ©.

‘Rolle finshed with 13 points,
while Ferguson chipped in-with

11 and Saunders, six:



MINISTER OF YOUTH, Sports and Culture, Desmond Bannister (third from right) makes a cheque presentation to COB’s president Janyne Hodder
(second from left) yesterday for the Caribs’ athletic scholarship programme. /At left is COB’s Athletic Director Kimberly Rolle. At non aré Director
of Sports, Martin tuna, and Ministry of Sports’ Permanent Secretary, Archie ei

to further oe its. athletic
programme and Hodder said

they should have no problems

in achieving one of their goals,
which is to make it “a choice, an
option, a very viable option
where you can get a great edu-
cation and pursue your sport.”
Bannister, who attended the
press conference with his Per-
manent Secretary Archie Nairn,
Director of Sports, Martin
Lundy and Senior Sports Offi-
cer, Oria ‘Big O’ Wood, said it
was a significant occasion for
both the ministry and the col-
lege for their partnership.
“The Ministry of youth,
Sports.and Culture is confident
that the College of the Bahamas
offers the highest quality in edu-

_ cation for young Bahamians

and we believe that in partner-
ing with them, permit them to
add a new dimension for
Bahamian students,” Bannister
charged.

Advancement

“Now Bahamians will not





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Strachan, the son of R.M. Bai-

ley Pacers Head Coach Stephen -

Strachan Sr, said he wanted. to
start the game on a good aggres-
sive note but still noted his team
has improvements to make in
the championship series.
“Coach told me to attack the

‘boards. and just be aggressive

and I did that,” he said. “But

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e St. Augustine’s Big
_ Red Machine — 47

« Queen's College
Comets -— 28

have to make a choice in going

abroad to get a wonderful edu-
cation and to have an opportu-
nity to compete in athletics.”
Bannister said he’s pleased
to see that COB is developing a
robust athletic programme that
will be ‘a feeder system for the
national programme.
Through the programme,

Bannister said it’s hoped that at

the 2012 Olympic Games in
London, England, COB:can
have some of its former and
even present students repre-
senting the country.

“I think the example ‘that
we’ve seen in this region is the
best way to prepare athletes is to
give them the best opportunity
to prepare at home,” he insisted,

“We're also excited, really
excited about what this will do
for the Family Island athletes
and the opportunities they will
have to get an education at the
College of the Bahamas.”

By increasing the grant every
year, Bannister said the min-
istry is showing its commitment
to COB as they move forward.

a eee SW

THE BIG Red Machine will

get to continue their rivalry’

with the St. John’s College
Giants in the championship
series after their. semifinal win.

It:was a tale of two halves as

the Comets remained close in
the opening quarters.

SAC led 12-6 after the first,
but the Comets came back to
pull within one at half-time, 17-
16. !

In the third quarter, the size
of SAC’s front-line, most
notably, centre Brittany Harri-
son dominated the boards and

- disrupted the Comets penetra-

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Nobody seemed to be more
excited about the grant than

Rolle, who was bubbling about .

the possibility of watching the
athletic programme expand
over the next few years.

“T think it’s an excellent .

start. It was able to assist
approximately 30 student-ath-
letes for the spring semester,
but we will have access to
$120,000 for the 2009/2010
(year) so that is significant
because that would allow us to

help even more student-ath-.

letes for the academic year and
spread across the nine disci-
plines that we offer,” she
charged.

“Now we can compete with
the universities in Canada and
the universities in the United
States who are offering our stu-
dent-athletes scholarships. Now

they can complete their athlet- —
ic careers at the College of the |

Bahamas.”

Through the scholarship pro-
gramme, financial assistance
will be provided for qualified
athletes prioled at COB.as

full-time students. They will
receive assistance for housing
and text books.

Once accepted into the
scholarship programme, the
student-athletes will be
required to take and pass each
course with a grade C or better
and they must have 12 credit
hours every semester as full
time students. ~

Those student-athletes who
do not maintain the required
GPA will become ineligible to
participate in COB’s sporting
teams until they meet the aca-
demic requirements.

According to: Rolle, the
coaches of the various sport-
ing teams will review the per-
formances of the. student-ath-
letes who will be reconsidered
on a yearly basics.

Rolle said’ she and basket-
ball coach Sean “Bass” Bastian
have been attending a number
of high schools trying to recruit
student-athletes to attend COB
and they will continue to do so,
thanks to the grant offered by
the ministry.

sagas TESTER



KINGSWAY PENS ure drives to the basket.

score gave the Big. Red
Machine a 28-20 lead at the end
of the third quarter.

The final period was all Big
Red Machine as they outscored
the Comets 19-8 to pull away
late in the game.

Comets leading scoreis
Debinique Knowles and
Shadell Williams received lit-

tle help offensive as they com-
bined for 24 of the team’s total

. 28 points.

Knowles finished with 13

’ while Williams added 11.

SAC was paced by Alicia
Musgrove who scored 12 of her’
game high 19 points in the
fourth quarter.

Harrison added 11 while °
‘Christian Albury finished with -

six.

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e Westminster College. :
Diplomats — 28



e THE DIPLOMATS.
reached their second champi-
onship series knocked off the
defending champions.

The Diplomats will advance to
face the Queen’s College Comets.

The Big Red Machine never
came within five in the final peri-
od, missing a series of point blank
lay-up opportunities.

Theagrea Hanna and Petrel
Pickstok both finished with 10
points apiece to lead the
Diplomats.

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‘Bahawias lose in
Fed Cup opener

FROM page 15

more time traveling as a team,’

> she said. “These. teams we are

playing, have been together for a while. Me and Larakah run
‘into each other whenever we play in tournaments, but we real-
ly don’t get to do anything as a team until we get together to

play.”

Coach Sean Cartwright was unavailable for comments, so it
was not sure who would have played aginst Canada. The other
member of the team is Cartwrght’s daughter Kerrie.

Canada boast of having two players who are ranked in the top
50 in the Women’s Tennis Association. Neither the Bahamas

nor Puerto Rico have any.

In Group B are Colombia, Brazil and Paraguay.

The two teams who finish last in the two pools will be rele-
gated to zone II next year. The two second place teams will
remain in Zone One and the two winners will get a chance to
play for advancement to the World Group I.

Venezuela was also originally scheduled to make up the field
in Canada, but they opted not to make the trip.



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Bahamas
lose in Fed
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@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net



IT wasn’t the start that
the Bahamas’ three-mem-
ber team expected in the
first round of the BN
Paribas Fed Cup for
Women yesterday as they
lost 2-1 in their draw against
Puerto Rico.

Top seed Nikkita Foun-
tain lost 6-2, 6-2 to Puerto
Rico’s top seed Jessica
Roland Rosario and No.2
seed Larikah Russell
dropped a 6-2, 6-3 decision
to Puerto Rico’s No.2 Mon-
ica Puig.

Fountain and Russell,
however, rebounded to win
the doubles 6-2, 6-3. | ;

Last night, the Bahamas ;
had to play host to Canada,’ ;
the number one seed in the
tournament. As this was the
Bahamas’ last match in the
round robin, the team need-
ed a win to avoid being rel-
egated to Zone II next year.

Results of their match
was not available at press
time.

When contacted at their
hotel room in Montreal,
Canada, both Fountain and

’ Russell admitted that it was
a match that they should
have won.

“We went out there and
played our best,” said Rus-
sell, the.Grand Bahamian :}

_native who trains in Florida. *:
“We just didn’t, win. But we
_ gave it a good:shot.”

-Noted Fountain: “If we
had won any one of the sin-
gles and it came down to
the doubles, I think we
would have won. But we
didn’t win any of. the sin-
gles.”

_ Despite the loss, both
players are still of the opin-
ion that the Bahamas can
definitely play at this level.

“The girls we played
against were just a little bit
better than us in match
play,” Russell noted.

But Fountain said one of
the key factors for the
Bahamas is that they wait
until it’s time for tourna-
ment play before they get
together to compete.

“T think we need to spent

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m@ By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

‘JUNIOR BOYS

¢ KINGSWAY ACADEMY
SAINTS — 49

° WESTMINSTER COL-
LEGE DIPLOMATS ~ 43

STEPHEN STRACHAN
JR. set the tone early for his
squad and the Saints fastbreak
attack sealed the win game’s
waning moments in the other
half of the Junior Boys’ semifi-
nal.

Strachan scored 13 of his

team high 18 points in the open-
ing quarter and led the Saints to
a 20-16 lead after one.

The versatile forward finished
a perfect 5-5 from the free
throw line in the quarter and s
7 for the game.

The Saints will advance to
face the pennant winning St.
Augustine’s College Big Red
Machine in the championship
final.

The Diplomats kept pace
with their three point shooting,
making three from long dis-
tance.

Michail Rolle followed Stra-

‘ chan’s lead in the second 'quar-

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* ures, 26-16.

The Diplomats continued to
fire from long range, however
failed to connect in the period.

Saints’ flashy floor general

_ Reginald Ferguson kept the

Diplomats’ defence on their
heels, continuing to force the
issue and create fastbreaks set-
ting up his teammates for easy
scores.

Weston Saunders endéd the
second with one of the game’s
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A pair of free throws by Stra-
chan late in the third quarter
gave the Saints their biggest of
the second half, 36-24 with 1:21
remaining.

The Diplomats kept pace
with a 8-0 run which included a
pair of baskets by Travis Rolle
who finished with a game high
23 points. :

Saints march past Diplomats

Westminster trailed just 36-
32-with 19 seconds. remaining
‘in the quarter.
Strachan regained control for
the Saints and stopped the
Diplomats run with a tough

. three point play in traffic and

Saunders assisted Rolle on the
next possession who just beat
the buzzer to give the Saints a
41-32 lead at the end of three.
The Diplomats would not go
away as Rolle again led a

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lama thirteen year old cancer
survivor and this is my story.

Frey Saye Leukemia. 1 have been through a journey
no child should go through. _ | always had great health and
was active in equestrian ne ‘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 for me | 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
an 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 spine to make sure the cancer
was not in my spinal fluid and sometimes had the worst
headaches afterwards! | asked God many times why me....|
missed my school, my friends, my horse, my dogs, why
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.mom never left my side and my aunt (a retired pediatric

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(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
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friends who supported me through a very, very dark time.

Cancer affects everyone in.a family. My brother had to leave
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| feel So much better now!! | am back riding three times a
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My leukemia is rare and sadly it was missed in my blood
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NEKO ia
over 20%
of staff

* Chub Cay
Homeowners _
Association funding
operational expenses
and talking to
Scotiabank to stave
off potential
foreclosure
* Development hit by
owners’ woes and
‘major drop-off’ in
visitor boating traffic
@ By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

Some 11 workers, or just over
20 per cent of the staff, were.-
yesterday laid off at the Chub
Cay Club in the Berry Islands;
with the development’s Home-
owners Association said to be in
talks with its main lender, Sco-
tiabank (Bahamas), to avoid a
possible foreclosure.

Sources familiar with the situ-
ation, who spoke to Tribune
Business on condition of
anonymity, said the 50-strong
’ staff had been reduced to 39 as
Chub Cay’s managers attempt-
ed to “get everything down toa
budget” they can work with.
Another 12 employees had pre-
viously been let go last August. :

The 11 workers let go yester-

day were laid-off, rather than
terminated, Tribune Business
was told, meaning they were not
entitled to redundancy or sever-
ance pay. The Chub Cay Club
was said to be hoping to bring
them back on to the payroll
once “the financial situation sta-
bilises”.

The $250 million develop-
ment, once touted as the
‘anchor project’ for the Berry
Islands under the former
Christie administration, has fall-
en on hard times due to a com-
bination of the global credit
crunch and economic downturn.

e L e
Financing

The trio of developers behind
Chub Cay,:Florida-based Kaye
Pearson, Walt McCrory and ~
Bob Moss, have been seeking
new project financing for the
past 18 months - since summer
2007 - but have been unable to
find it as banks and lending
institutions turned off the debt
financing taps.

Asa result, the Chub Cay
project has been unable to

_ repay many debts, leading to its
two main lenders, Scotiabank
(Bahamas) and Cerberus Real
Estate Capital Management, fil-
ing separate legal actions to

_over defaults on a $45 million
and $16 million loan respective-
ly. ‘

Tribune Business revealed
earlier this month that the
developers had been hoping to
conclude an agreement with La
Perla International Living, a
Dutch-based real estate an
resort developer, to come in and

" rescue the project through pro-
viding much-needed new equity
financing.

‘However, Tribune Business

SEE page 5B



FRIDAY,

The Bahamas National Trust
yesterday said it was “absolute-
ly opposed” to the $3 million
sale of Lake Waterloo for
development into a condomini-
um complex or office building,
describing it as “the Ke
important inland wetland”
north-eastern New piavidenes
and a site of “cultural and eco-
logical importance for 200
years”.

The six-acre Lake Waterloo

site, which actually comprises -

the lake itself, is being market-
ed for sale on_ the
Damianos/Sotheby’s Interna-
tional Realty website for $3 mil-
lion. The lake backs on to prop-
erties such as UBS (Bahamas),
Bahamas Realty, Club Water-
loo, the Montague Sterling Cen-

FEBRUARY 6,

SECTION B ¢ business@tribunen

| ‘Absolutely oe
3m Lake Waterloo sale

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



2009

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we National Trust to write to minister over proposed

sale of ‘most important inland wetland’ in that area of
New Providence for commercial or condo use

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tre and Higgs & Johnson’s

headquarters. .

The realtor’s’ website
described Lake Waterloo as
consisting of six acres, with an

Realtors urge government:
‘Act now’ on property tax

* BREA study shows Bahamas ‘levies the highest real
property tax in our region’, making it uncompetitive with
rivals in attracting wealthy buyers

* Association chief says developments and realtors
‘losing sales’ due to $35,000 ceiling’s removal, and says _

government does not have to wait until June to make change

* Concerns over Family Island home owners being charged
at commercial tax rates, not lower residential ones, and
having to live in properties for nine months to get exemption.

‘ll By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

The Government was yester-
day urged “not to wait until
June” and its 2009-2010 Bud-
get to alleviate the impact its
removal of the $35,000 real
property tax ceiling was having
on the second home market, the
Bahamas Réal Estate Associa-
tion’s (BREA) president say-
ing his members.in Nassau and
the Family Islands were increas-
ingly complaining it was cost-
ing them business.

William Wong told Tribune
Business that BREA had dis-
covered that “the Bahamas, by

far, levies the highest real prop-

erty tax in our region”. He said
he knew of several major high-
end developments that had

“lost several big sales, because

when people analysed what
they would pay in real property
tax, they said: ‘No way’.”

He added: “We seem to be

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INSURANCE COMPANY LIM TED

Airport Industrial Park base up for
sale less than four years after opened

@ By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

Global United, the shipping agent and logistics business
run by former PLP election candidate Jackson Ritchie, has
put its Airport Industrial Park headquarters up for sale for
$1.8 million, Tribune Business can reveal.

Mark Hussey, the Damianos Sotheby’s International
Realty agent charged with securing a byryer for the prop-
erty, confirmed to Tribune Business that the company
had taken on the Global United listing within the last

three-four business days,

“We now have it listed,” Mr Hussey said. “We’ve had it
listed for two to three days, and had a bit of interest
already from certain individuals. There’s nothing con-
crete; it’s preliminary interest.”

He also confirmed that Damianos Sotheby’s Interna-
tional Realty had listed Mr Ritchie’s Sandyport residence,

SEE page 4B



FirstCaribhean under fire over new charges

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter

FIRSTCaribbean Interna-
tional Bank (Bahamas) yester-
day came under fire over plans

to charge customers $5 and $6!

per month if they did not main-
tain average monthly balances
of $500 and $1,000 for savings

‘and chequing accounts respec-

tively, a move the bank neither

_ confirmed nor denied, instead

saying that * “misinformation”
was being criculated.

Tribune Business had

received e-mails and phone calls °
- from concerned bank cus-

tomers, who surmized that if a

a,

sum of money less than $500
was left in a savings account to

‘mature for one year, under the

new policies, the account hold-
er would stand to lose around
$60 that year.

“Big loss for you buddy,” said
one e-mail author. “Come on,
man, many people can’t afford
to keep $200 monthly, much
less $500 (with) utilities, mort-

- gages, school fees, illness, ‘loans,

food...the list goes on.’

They said that if the average
monthly balance in an.account
for one year was, say, $350, the

“customer would end up’charg-

ing fees that were slightly more
than one-sixth of the account

balance. Another said: “If you
leave your savings account for a
year, they will deduct $60 a year
from that. Take $60 from $495,
and what’s the interest rate they
are charging. In this day and
time, with people losing their
jobs, that’s onerous.” The fees
were said to have come into
effect from Monday, February
2. ee

FirstCaribbean’s position,
however, is that the new suite of
retail savings and chequing
products will give “customers a
greater degree of options in

SEE page 3B

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Realtor agency names
2008 top performer

A real estate agent who

recently handled $20 million in
luxury condo hotel sales at The
Reef on Paradise Island has
been named as ERA Dupuch
Real Estate’s top performer for
2008.
. Ten-year veteran Dave ‘Croc-
odile’ McCorquodale walked
away with number one honours
after zeroing in on a segment
of the real estate market that
has continued to thrive despite
economic. challenges — luxury
properties.

Networking, and benefiting
from word of mouth referrals,
Mr McCorquodale has nurtured
relationships with second home
owners who wanted to invest in
the Bahamas.

The result, among many oth-
er single home and commercial
transactions, has been 10 sales
at the 22-storey Reef, including
its most expensive offering, the
Ocean View Resort, a residence
with a priceless view and a price
tag of $7.6 million.

“Dave’s success often sur-
prises people because he
appears quiet, almost like an
observer, never aggressive, but
he knows the market backwards
and forwards, inside out, and
he really listens to people, mulls
over their needs, considers their
timeframe, long-term plans and



then he goes to work finding -

REAL ESTATE broker Dave McCorquodale (right) is congratulated by.



ERA Dupuch Real Estate’s founder and owner, Peter Dupuch, for becom-
ing the top firm’s top performer in 2008.

the exact match. He rarely miss-

es,” said Peter Dupuch, founder _

and owner of ERA Dupuch.
“While I am honoured to be

recognised as the top broker or -
sales associate for the year,” Mr,

McCorquodale said, “I know I
would not have been able to
achieve all that I did without
the great team of ERA Dupuch
Real Estate behind me.

“You can’t find a better,

_more supportive group to work



with, right from flying all
around the islands in our com-
pany plane to look at new list-

ings or familiarise us with vari-. -

ous small islands to the net-
working and web support we
get daily. It’ s the team that is,
number one.’

Founded in 1993, ERA
Dupuch Real Estate joined the
ERA network in 2001 and has
since become the first franchise
outside the US to earn luxury
market status.

‘It has been the top-perform-
ing ERA affiliate in the
Caribbean three years running,
beating competition in Turks &
Caicos, Aruba, the Dominican
Republic, Cayman Islands and
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Realtors urge government:
‘Act now’ on property tax

FROM page 1B

losing a lot of sales because of this real property
tax, and really need to look at this before June.
The Government needs to look at this a little
more closely and not wait until June.

“They need to move a little faster. We see
there’s a pattern, so let’s fix it. They don’t have to
wait for the Budget; it can be done in a day.
We're losing sales. Whoever buys these homes,
there’s construction, and this is how these monies
trickle down into the economy.”

Mr Wong also expressed concern about the
requirement for foreigners, who owned second
homes in the Family Islands, to live there for at

least nine months of the year to qualify for the
real property tax exemption. He described this as

“onerous” and an unrealistic” expectation on the
Government’s part. —

Agenda

Zhivargo Laing, Minister of State for Finance,
had previously told Tribune Business that the
Government would review the impact of the ceil-
ing’s removal on owner-occupied homes worth
over $3.75 million “in the ordinary course” of
preparations for the 2009-2010 Budget.

But while the issue was on the Government’s
agenda, it did not mean amendments would be
made. A recommendations paper by BREA’s
Real Property Tax Committee, which has been

seen by Tribune Business, also described as
‘unreasonable’ the practice of charging Family

Island second homeowners the 2 per cent com-.

mercial real property tax rates; rather than the
lower residential ones.

Describing the second home market as “the
backbone of many Family Island communities”,
especially Abaco and Harbour Island, the BREA
committee said: “The availability of rental accom-
modations in these areas has been the engine
that has powered the local businesses such as
boat rentals, restaurants, shops and marinas.

“At present, international property-owners are
being billed in the Family Islands as commercial
properties, even if they do not rent out their
properties. The onus has been put on the property
owner ta prove that they do not rent out their
properties.

“In order to qualify for the home owner’s
exemption, property owners must show that they
have occupied the property for a minimum peri-
od of nine months during the year, otherwise
they must pay the commercial rates, even if they
do not let out their properties. This is not at all
reasonable.”

The BREA committee urged that all Bahamas-
based second homeowners should be billed at
residential rates, not the commercial ones.

Those who did not occupy their homes for at
least nine months, they said, should not qualify for
the exemption and pay tax at a rate up to 0.75 per
cent for properties worth up to $500,000, and 1
per cent above $500,000. ;

- The BREA committee also recommended:

.* Changing the.end.of the real property tax «

billing period from December 31 to June 30, due
to the increased year-end pressures from insur-
ance premiums, Christmas expenses etc.

* Provide discounts to advance payers

* Reestablish the real property tax cap, but
raise it to $50,000 as opposed to $35,000

* Create a grace period to February 2009 to
allow payers to bring their real property tax pay-
ments up to date.

.The BREA committee acknowledged the need
to maintain the Bahamas’ competitiveness when
it came to attracting wealthy overseas real estate
buyers, with the Government’s revenue needs. It
did not want to “be seen as lobbying unneces-
sarily” on behalf of wealthy home owners who

could afford to pay real property taxes.

It concluded: “The recent revaluing of the prop-
erties throughout the Bahamas by the Valuations
Department and adjustment in rates of tax,
together with the deteriorating health of world
economies, has negatively impacted our local
property market.

“We feel that the new real property tax struc-
ture puts us at a competitive disadvantage when
compared to similar resort destinations in our

“We have discovered that the Bahamas, by far,
levies the highest real property tax in our region.
We feel that the negative impact of the new tax
structure will ultimately result in diminishing
returns, with the Treasury collecting less than
they otherwise would.”

BREA has also conducted a survey on resi-
dential property tax rates in rival Caribbean juris-
dictions, finding that neither the Cayman Islands
nor the Turks & Caicos levy real property taxes.
Jamaica has a nominal real property tax, while the
British Virgin Islands levies a 1.5 per cent house
tax based on annual rental values.

In the US Virgin Islands, the tax rate payable
on a property used for residential purposes was
1.25 per cent'of market value, the latter being
defined as 60 per cent of actual value. Numerous
reliefs were also built into the tax.

In the Bahamas, residential real property tax is
paid at 0.75 per cent on the part of the market val-
ue between $250,000-$500,000; at a 1 per cent
rate on the value above $500,000; and at 0.75 per
cent above $5 million.

The only countries with similar structures to the
Bahamas were Barbados and Bermuda, and both
those countries had more extensive tax exemption”
programmes and, for some property value cate-

’ gories, lower tax rates.

Exemption

Meanwhile, Mr Wong said the real property tax
ceiling’s removal had made the same impact on
the real estate industry as the Government’s deci-
sion to end the Stamp Tax exemption for first-
time buyers on properties worth $250,000 or less.

The administration eventually replaced this
with an exemption for first-time buyers of prop-
erties up to $500,000 in value, but the six months
it took to do this “took the wind out of the sails”,
Mr Wong argued, which had now also happened
with the real property tax change.

The BREA president said “the bulk” of the

organisation’s Abaco members - an island reliant

on the second home market and wealthy overseas
buyers - were saying sales had “just dried up”.
“Some of the major agencies in Nassau dealing
with high-end clients are saying they’re = los-
ing sales,” Mr Wong added.
“Bahamians sometimes have the wrong ie

’ We tax people because they are rich, but these are
- the people looking at the bottom line and saying:

it costs too much to_buy or. build a house here.
Let’s go-elsewh re to® "somewhere that is more



Mr Laing had per oul told d@ibune pes
ness that the impact from the real property tax
ceiling’s removal had to.be assessed in context, set
alongside the economic downturn and the
reassessments of property valuations currently
being carried out.

And he added that between 1992-1999, thiere
had been no $35,000 real property tax ceiling in
place, “and the realtors were grinning from
ear-to-ear with respect to the wider perfor-
mance of the economy.

“If you have a $10 million property being
bought and sold in the Bahamas, and you have
a $35,000 ceiling on the payment of real prop-
erty tax, someone has to ask, as it relates to fair-
ness, whether that’s fair.”

Security & General.
INSURANCE -

NOTICE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

Please be advised that
CEDAR’S INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS
LTD. TREHL PLAZA, HARROLD ROAD _.
are no longer authorized to conduct business. on
behalf of Security and General Insurance Co.,Ltd.

Please ensure that all transactions are conducted
at Security & General’s Offices in the Atlantic House
Building on Second Terrace/Collins Avenue.

i







FirstCaribbean
under fire over
new charges

FROM page 1B

their product choices”, and offer
them the “aovility to save funds
and minimise expenses associ-
ated with the operation of their
accounts”.

While this position may be
admirable to some degree,
experts familiar with all local

banks told Tribune Business ,

that most Bahamians cannot -
and do not - maintain balances
in excess of $500 in their regular
savings account.
Many banks require cus-
tomers to maintain a minimum
. balance. They said, though, that
any fees those customers find

The Tribune wants to hear
from people who are
making news in their
neighbourhoods. Perhaps
-you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
award.

If so, call us on.322-1986

unfavourable will likely result

’.in accounts being closed and

moved to competing financial
institutions.

FirstCaribbean’s website out-
lined the new products, which
include a monthly service
charge on savings and chequing
accounts that can be avoided
by maintaining a “minimum
average monthly balance”, and
an increase in the per with-
drawal charge. Chequing

_accounts will enjoy four free

withdrawals per month, while

’ chequing plus accounts will

enjoy 12; direct bank account
holders will avoid long lines and

a monthly service charge by -

making one deposit per month;
and all customers will enjoy free
Internet banking and ATM use.

According to _ First-
Caribbean’s head of retail bank-
ing, Anna De Gregory, the new
products have not yet come
online. She said people have
completely distorted the bank’s
new offerings

“We are trying to encourage
people to use Internet and
ABM services for free, unlike
our competitors,” she said. “The
charges have not been instituted
yet, but we have been handing
down information and
brochures to clients since
November and early Decem-
ber.”

Bank experts said institutions
make their money through the
maintenance of accounts which
incurs various fees.

Scotiabank representatives
said their customers pay only
the required government stamp
tax on savings accounts, but

below a minimum balance. And
they also offer free online bank-
ing and ATM withdrawal.
FirstCaribbean’s marketing
manager, Andrea M. Tanguay,
said misinformation has been
circulated about the institution’s
new offerings, which merely

seek to promote good savings .

habits. Bahamians have tradi-

’ tionally been criticised for being

notoriously. bad at saving mon-
ey. “The new retail products are
also designed to promote and
reward good saving habits,” said
Ms Tanguay.

The author of the e-mail

obtained by Tribune Business
also raised concerns over
seniors who had accounts with
FirstCaribbean, but might not
be able to maintain the required
minimum balance. ~

According to Ms Tanguay,

children and senior accounts
“continue to be exempt from
any charges”.

“We are asking our cus-
tomers and potential customers
to go into any of our branches
and get the facts about the new
suite of retail products,” she
said.

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contact M. Franks

at 324-3972. This is
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Tradelnvest Asset Management Ltd.
_. Aprivate wealth management company
is currently seeking a qualified, energetic and confident
individual for the position of

TRUST PROFESSIONAL

All interested persons are asked to drop off resumes to
DA#66702, c/o The Tribune, P.O. Box N3207, Nassau, The Bahamas

“MINISTRY OF WORKS & TRANSPORT

me Ideal applicant will:
Road Traffic Department

~ 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.

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

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Road Traffic Department is pleased’ to remind the general public of the
_ established protocol for the inspection and Licensing of Company Vehicles.

various parts. .
Be capable of understanding and administering complex fiduciary structures.

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Traffic Department. In an effort to expedite and ensure a smooth registration
procees the department advises that it will commence registration February 2,
2009. All companies with a fleet of five (5) or more vehicles are encourage to
prepare and’ submit the required documents to the Account Unit of the Road

' Traffic Department to ensure an appointment for Inspection. The department
further wishes to advise that applications will be processed on first come, first —
serve basis

investment and financial transactions.

. Have a full understanding of corporate structures and the responsibilities of Dhecirs and
corporate formalities.
Have the ability to work under pressure and without constant supervision.

Have uncompromising personal and business ethics,

The following documents are required:-

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. .

(1) Cover note stating the Make, Model, Year, and Serial number

(2) Total number of all vehicles to be licensed

(3) A copy of the disc for each vehicle.

(4) Original certificate of insurance (no copies will be accepted).

(5) Special Permit Letter (Ministry of Works) for all Miscellaneous Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume no later than Friday, February 13, 2009 as
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The President
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either by private facsimile (242) 702-2040

or by mail as follows:
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THE TRIBUNE



Tee eee eee ee
Global United seeking $1.8m for Nassau HQ

rationale for Global United
placing its Nassau headquar-
ters on the market could not
be obtained.

It is possible that the com-
pany is seeking to obtain a
lump cash sum, and boost its
finances, through a sale-and-
leaseback deal, where it will
ment yésterday, and his cell sell the building and remain
phone was switched off,so the in the premises as a tenant,

NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE of REGINALD WINFIELD KNOWLES
late and domiciled of the Eastgrn District of the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, deceased.

FROM page 1B

which was previously adver-
tised for sale or lease by own-
er in the newspapers, for sale.

Mr Ritchie did not return
Tribune Business’s phone call
and message seeking com-









Notice is hereby given that all persons having any claim or
demand against the above Estate are requested to send their
names, addresses and particulars of the same certified in
writing to the undersigned on or before the 11th day of March
A.D. 2009 and if: required, to prove such debts or claims or
in default be excluded from any distribution; after the above
date the assets will be distributed having regard only to the
proved debts or claims of which the Executor shall have had notice. .

And Notice is hereby given that all persons
indebted to the said Estate are requested to make full
settlement’ on or before the 11th day of March A.D. 2009










Dated the 4th day of February, A.D. 2009




ROBERTS, ISAACS & WARD
’ Attorney for the Executor
Chambers
Bay Street & Victoria Avenue

Nassau, Bahamas






IN THE ESTATE OF RUTH
AGNES GRANGER late of |
No. 15 Infant View Road in the
Southern District of the Island
of New Providence, Bahamas,
deceased.

‘NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that all
persons having-any claim-or demand
against the said-estate-are required to ©
send the same duly certified in writing

_ to the undersigned on or before the 17th
day of February, A.D. 2009, after which
date the Executor will proceed to
distribute the estate having regard only
to the claims of which he shall have
had notice.

AND notice is hereby given that all
persons indebted to the estate are
required to make full settlement on or
before the date hereinabove mentioned.

CEDRIC L. PARKER & CO.
Attorneys for the Executor
~ 9 Rusty Bethel Drive
Nassau, The Bahamas

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Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark i
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Fidelity Bank

Cable Bahamas

Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank (S1)
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
pameuers

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FirstCaribbean Bank
Focol (S)

Focol Class B Preference
Freeport Concrete

ICD Utilities

J. S. Johnson

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

Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref) —
RND Holdings

ABDAB
Bahamas Supermarkets

Colina Bond Fund

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

, CFAL Global Bond Fund

CFAL Global Equity Fund

CFAL High Grade Bond Fund
Fidelity International Investment Fund
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paying rent to the new owner.

However, the nature of the
marketing language employed
by Damianos Sotheby’s Inter-
national Realty indicates that
Global United is looking for
an outright sale and will
vacate the 6,653 square foot
office.premises once a new
buyer is found.

Website

The realtor’s website said

of the Global United proper-

ty: “This office/warehouse
facility is located at the Air-
port Industrial Park and 10
minutes from Nassau Interna-
tional Airport.

“The one acre site is fully
enclosed by a 10-foot high
chain link fence, and sits on
two commercial lots with 200
feet on the road. Purchaser
has the option to purchase
four additional lots in the rear.
_ “The main building is suit-
able for commercial office use,
and/or could be converted into
a warehouse. In addition there
is a small detached building,
which is currently used as a
lunch room. This unique

office/warehouse is well situ-
ated and offers unlimited
potential to anyone that wish-
es to expand or consolidate
their business.”

Global United’s decision to
sell its Nassau headquarters
comes less than four years
after the premises, were
opened amid much fanfare,
with then-Prime Minister Per-
ry Christie in attendance.

The moves follows the com-
pany’s well-publicised prob-
lems with the Customs and
Treasury Departments. Four
separate civil lawsuits were
filed by the Comptroller of
Customs and the Treasury
Department against Global
United late last year, demand-

_ing the payment of around $6

million allegedly owed by the
company in cruise passenger
departure taxes, customs
duties and other fees it should
have passed on to the Gov-
ernment on behalf of its
clients.

It is understood that the
company may be working with
Customs to sort out.a repay-
ment schedule.

Several sources also sug-

gested yesterday that the

Global United store at Sandy-
port was scheduled to close at
the end of February, although
Tribune Business was unable
to confirm this.

However, Global United
has certainly been seeking to
liquidate assets, having adver-
tised the sale of some 52
trucks, vans and trailers,
including heavy-duty Mack
trucks, box delivery trucks,
and trailers in the newspapers
recently.

The advert asked buyers to

contact numbers for Global

United, with forklifts and 150 -

chassis also available for sale.

The company has also

undergone substantial down-
sizing in recent months, with
numerous employees being let
go.

Several observers have sug-
gested that Global United is

' struggling under the weight of

the heavy debts it took on to
fund its rapid expansion that
began in April 2004 when, in
its former guise as Tanja
Enterprises, it acquired

Freeport-based United Ship- -
ping. :
It followed that up the fol-

lowing year with the purchase

of Nassau-based Global Cus-
toms Brokers & Trucking and
World. Bound Couriers,

. enabling it to enter the New

Providence market as a major
player in the shipping agency,
distribution, logistics and
transportation business with
more than 200 employees.

Those acquisitions were

largely financed with debt bor-
rowed from .FirstCaribbean
International Bank
(Bahamas), and some have
suggested that Global United
expanded too far, too fast.
Many businesses with a con-
siderable debt burden have
struggled in the current reces-
sionary climate, with revenues
and cash flow falling, leaving
them struggling to meet debt
repayments.
- Mr Ritchie started as a
naval officer in the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force,
where he served from 1977 to
1983.

After leaving the Defence
Force, he became the assis-
tant port director and harbour
master of the Freeport’ Har-
bour Company, where he
served until 1991, when he left
to start Tanja Enterprises.

NOTICE is hereby given that SHELER MICHEL of #19
BELLOT ROAD, off FAITH AVENUE 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 6" day of February, 2009 to the
Minister: responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O.
Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

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

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that BERNADETTE JOSEPH of
MOUNT ROYAL AVENUE, P.O. BOX N-805, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as.a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any.reason why registration/naturalization should
_not be granted, should send a written and signed-statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 30 day of
January, 2009'to the Minister responsible for nationality
and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

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‘CLARIDGE 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 6" day of February, 2009 to the Minister
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BAKER of P.O. BOX N-3698, Nassau, Bahamas, intend

to change my name to SHANIQUE ONELL MELISSA
RAKIA COLLIE. 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) ane after the date of publication of

NOTICE

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

NOTICE

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

NOTICE

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

Legal Notice
NOTICE

CRANE FLOWER LIMITED.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (4) ‘of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, CRANE FLOWER LIMITED. is in dis-
solution as of February 4, 2009.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated as 35A

Regent Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is the
Liquidator.

LIQUIDATOR





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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2009, PAGE 5B



Bahamas National Trust ‘absolutely
opposed’ to $3m Lake Waterloo sale

FROM page 1B

The Damianos/Sotheby’s
International Realty website
added: “This is a man-made
lake originally created for a tur-
tle crawl. The location is ideal
for a condo or office building,

possibly with a moat around it. .

The water is approximately six
to eight feet deep. A building

constructed in this location will
offer gorgeous views of Mon-
tague Bay.”

Several sources said it would
be “pretty expensive” for any
buyer to acquire Lake Water-
loo, then drain it of water and
fill it will thousands of cubic feet
of fill.

After being contacted by Tri-
bune Business about the mat-

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‘TOP ENERGY LTD.

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‘Notice is hereby given that in accordance. with Section 138 |

(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of TOP ENERGY LTD. has been completed;

a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Com-

pany has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

ter yesterday, Eric Carey, the
Bahamas National Trust’s exec-
utive director, said: “We are

absolutely opposed to that area
being developed. We would be

quite distressed, and are very
distressed, as to what’s on that
website [Damianos/Sotheby’s
International Realty].”

Mr Carey said the Bahamas
National Trust was likely to

‘write to Dr Earl Deveaux; min-

ister of the environment, about
the situation today. He added
that while the vendors had
referred to it as a ‘man-made
lake’ made for a turtle crawl,
“I'd be willing to bet this is a
mangrove wetland, which has
been chopped about a bit with
some mangroves removed”.
The National Trust executive

said the contours and shape of

the land surrounding Lake
Waterloo, based on documents
it had assessed and were in its
possession, gave a clear indica-
tion that the area was actually a
tidal creek/tidal wetland.

“We are certainly against that
being filled in,” Mr Carey said,
adding that the National Trust

“We are absolutely opposed to
that area being developed. We
would be quite distressed, and
are very distressed, as to
what’s on that website (Dami-
anos/Sotheby’s International

Realty).”



Ministry of the Environment,
and nearby landowners such as
Higgs & Johnson, about putting
in boardwalks that would allow
employees, their families,
friends and, ultimately, the gen-
eral public, to enjoy Lake
Waterloo as a public space.

“It is easily the most impor-
tant internal wetland in the
north-east area of the island,

‘and therefore very, very impor-

tant for the wildlife in the area,”
Mr Carey said. “I can remem-
ber it as a wonderful spot to

Legal Notice

: NOTICE |.
CENTERVILLE GROUP INC.

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

the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



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| NOTICE |
HARP GROUP LIMITED

a Py

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

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

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BETHEL of 14 FERDINAND DRIVE; REGENCY PARK, P.O.
BOX FH-14343, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, intend to change my
child’s:name from to IMANI_ AKIRA CHELSEA BETHEL to
IMANI AKIRA CHELSEA MOSS. If there are any objections
to this change of name, by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, PRO.Box N-742,
Nassau, Bahamas.no later than thirty (30) days a the date of
publication of this notice.

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its Entrance Examination on SATURDAY,
FEBRUARY 7th, 2009 at the school on
Shirley Street from 8:00a.m. - 12noon for
students wishing to enter ea: 7,8, 9 and
10.

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Eric Carey

sail.

“It has been culturally and
ecologically important for near-
ly 200 years. We will state a
strong opposition to its sale and
destruction. We’re losing too
many wetlands on this island.”
. Nearby businesses also
expressed concern over Lake
Waterloo’s potential sale and
future use as a commercial
office/condominium complex.

Peter Dupuch, owner and
founder of ERA Dupuch Real
Estate, told Tribune Business:

“Pm concerned. I’m very con-

cerned. I don’t think anyone
knew the lake was private, and
the sale has taken everyone by
surprise. No one told us.

“If it was man-made, it was

surely made a long time ago, .

and I feel we need to protect
the environment. ‘It’s just the
beauty of it. It’s nice to have
the lake there. Look at Nassau
now; it’s just buildings. In that
area of Shirley Street in the next
LO years, it’s going to be pretty
grown up commercially and it
would be nice to keep that lake
there.”

Resort project
lays off over

20% of staff
FROM page 1B

was yesterday told by a source
close to developments that the
potential deal with La Perla
International had broken down
around a month ago.

Scotiabank (Bahamas) parent
in Toronto had now taken the
lead in dealing with its loan
exposure, and the Chub Cay
Homeowners Association was
now “trying to work something
out with the bank” to prevent it
from foreclosing on the project.

“They’re still looking for an
investor partner, and right now
the Homeowners Association
are funding the operational
expenses” of the resort and
marina, the source said. “Nego-
tiations are still ongoing.”

Besides the project’s own
financing woes, Tribune Busi-
ness was yesterday told that the |
Chub Cay Club had not been
spared the tourism downturn
impacting other Bahamian
resorts, with the volume of visit-
ing boat traffic having “signifi-
cantly fallen off, and so has rev-
enue”. ©

“It has dropped tremendous-
ly, and I can’t even begin to say
by how much,” one source told
Tribune Business, adding that
the Chub Cay club had been
forced to cancel two fishing
tournaments in the past two
months. One of those was the
Chub Cay Billfish Tournament,
which had been scheduled for
21-24 January.

Another fishing isusmnene
set for April 2009,-is also in the
balance, Tribune Business was
told: ;

Apart from its problems with
the banks, the Chub Cay devel-
opment was also hit when two
Bahamian contractors, Osprey
Developers and Gunite Pools,
obtained default judgments
against the project worth

, $468,000, in relation to alleged

unpaid work.

NOTICE

CABEX INTERNACIONAL LTD.

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! =NOTICE-is:hereby given ithiat an Extraordinary General:Meeting
' “of Sharéhdiders of Cabex ‘ntetridcional ‘Ltd. ‘was held ‘at ‘the
Registered Office of the Company, Suite 306, Centre of

Commerce, One Bay Street, Nassau, The Commonwealth of

The Bahamas, on January 16, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. The following

resolution was passed:

RESOLVED that

Cabex

Internacional Ltd. be

voluntarily wound up and that Mrs. Maria M. Férére of

FT Consultants Ltd. be appointed Liquidator for the

purpose of the winding up.

Dated the 6" day of February, 2009

Maria M. Féreére
Liquidator

IN THE ESTATE OF
CHARLOTTE ELOITE
THOMPSON late of #7, Sea
Horse Drive, Sea Breeze Estates
in the Eastern District of the
Island of New Providence,
Bahamas, deceased.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that all
persons having any claim or demand
against the said estate are required to
send the same duly certified in writing
to the undersigned on or before the 17th
day of February, A.D. 2009, after which
date the Administrator will proceed to
distribute the estate having regard only
to the claims of which he shall have
had notice.

AND notice is hereby given that all
persons indebted to the estate are
required to make full settlement on or
before the date hereinabove mentioned.

CEDRIC L. PARKER & CO.
Attorneys for the Executor
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Nassau, The Bahamas





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Boston 29/-1
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Charleston, SC 56/13
Chicago 36/2
Cleveland 28/-2
Dallas 70/21
Denver 58/14
Detroit — 26/-3
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after police chase

Suspects are reportedly
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through ‘the streets of Nassau
ended in a massive gunfight out-
side the Royal Nassau Sailing
Club on Eastern Road last night.

At least two dozen shots were
exchanged after a police patrol
reportedly shot out the front tyre

of a white Lexus as it sped past.

It is understood suspects were
arrested and that at least one
casualty was taken to hospital
after the gun battle. But details
were sketchy up to press time.

The drama happened at about

~ 8.10pm when the Lexus sped past

SEE page eight

Montagu Beach in an easterly

Claim that former Police Commissioner
withstood political ‘pressures’ in office

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

DESPITE a common belief that the police commissioner is free
from political influence, former Commissioner Paul Farquharson is said
to have withstood many political "pressures" while in office, according
to Police Staff Association chairman Bradley Sands.

- "If we want to be real, and carefully examine it, I worked closely with

SEE page eight








Three stabbed
at the scene of a

domestic dispute

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

FREEPORT - Grand Bahama
police were called to the scene of a
domestic dispute at Hawksbill,
where three persons were stabbed
at a residence on Wednesday
evening.

Asst Supt Clarence Reckley
said a 16-year-old boy, now in
police custody, a woman and a 17-
year-old girl, were all taken to hos-
pital and detained for observation.

Mr Reckley said police received
a report of a stabbing around
10.15pm on Wednesday.

He said a resident of Inagua.

SEE page eight







OMAR ARCHER is escorted
from court yesterday.

By NATARIO |
McKENZIE
‘Tribune Staff Reporter

POLITICAL activist and
PLP nomination hopeful
Omar Archer was arraigned
in a Magistrate’s Court yes-
terday on charges of assault,
disorderly behaviour and
obscene language.

The arraignment came |
| just days after he was uncer-

emoniously booted off a
local talk show.

The 37-year-old resident
of Lewis Street, Nassau Vil-
lage, was escorted hand-
cuffed by police to Court
One, Bank Lane, yesterday
afternoon. °

It is alleged that Mr
Archer unlawfully assault-
ed his stepson Cameron

SEE page ‘eight













Sol







crisis is s worst
I've experienced

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

HAMMERING home the depth of
the global crisis, Kerzner International F
chief Sol Kerzner has claimed that cur-
rent conditions are the worst he has
experienced in his 45 years in the hotel

business.

Cautious about the outlook for
tourism and the global economy as a
whole for 2009, the Atlantis developer

added yestérday-that he would be

Sol Kerzner

“delighted” if the proposed multi-billion
dollar US stimulus package boosts busi-
ness before the end of this year at the earliest, according to

Reuters.

That $900 billion plus plan, forged by United States President
Barack Obama and.intended to resuscitate the flatlining US
economy, was still being negotiated by US senators yesterday.

Democrats are having trouble convincing Republicans to
back the costly bill, but hope to do so by the weekend, as eco-

nomic conditions worsen.

Speaking in Cape Town, South ‘Atribey tourism magnate Mr
Kerzner said that should the bill pass, he does not expect to see

the benefits “overnight.”

“I will be delighted if we begin to see the effects of this

' (package) in the last quarter of ’09,” he said.
At the same time the CEO confirmed that he is putting on
hold all new projects in light of the poor global circumstances,



SEE page eight

Suspect i in high-speed car
chase taken to hospital

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

DOZENS of onlookers
watched as a suspect who led
police on a high-speed car chase
ending in the Palmdale area was
taken to hospital with an appar-
ent head injury after being
arrested on Madeira Street yes-
terday.

Mobile Division officers pur-

another male passenger who
was also arrested - sometime

.after 10am while patrolling the

Mount Pleasant Avenue area,
off Kemp Road.

ASP Walter Evans said offi-
cers saw a white Toyota Avalon
registration 203585, with two
male occupants inside, moving
in a "suspicious" manner. As
officers approached, the car
sped off, sparking the high-

SEE page eight »

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

sued the injured suspect - and

National Trust asks police to question pair
in connection with alleged iguana eating
By MEGAN REYNOLDS _
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

POLICE have been asked by the Bahamas National Trust to ques-

tion two men in connection with the alleged harvesting of juvenile

conch and eating of critically endangered i iguanas.

A series of photographs published on the social networking web-
site Facebook this week led to the arrest of two United States citizens
who will appear in George Town Magistrate’s Court in Exuma on

Tuesday charged under the Wild Animal Protection Act and the

Fishing Resources Act.
However, two men who also fatuiel in the photographs have not
been interviewed by police, and BNT executive director Eric Carey

‘is pressuring authorities to speak with them.

SEE page eight



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PAGE 2, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2009

THE TRIBUNE



Dr Darville
‘fot the PLP
Senate candidate

A New Providence doctor

who shares the name of one of
the prospective candidates for
a vacant PLP Senate seat has
been inundated with calls from
people who have mistaken him
for the political hopeful.
_ Dr Michael Darville, who is
based in the Critical Care Unit
of Doctor's Hospital in Nassau,
is not being considered for a
Senate seat. ae

The general practitioner of
the same name who lives in
Freeport, Grand Bahama has
been mentioned in relation to
the seat that was left vacant
when Pleasant Bridgewater
resigned last month.



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

PLP National Chairman
Glenys Hanna-Martin issued a
press statement yesterday deny-
ing that there is any question
about the electoral viability of
her party.

Admitting that the party, as
stated by leader Perry Christie,
has “some challenges”, Mrs
Hanna-Martin said that these
matters are being dealt with
“internally” by the leader.

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“This political organisation
remains unified in its purpose,

which is to secure the best inter-
ests of our people by pursuing

policies ‘and principles which
positively advance our people.
Our political infrastructure is

intact and functioning nation- -

wide through our various
branches and membership. We
continue our preparation and
strengthening efforts at every
level.

“Recent events which have
led to our colleague, former Sen-
ator Pleasant Bridgewater, fac-
ing charges in a court of law are
being monitored bearing in mind
‘the fundamental principle of our

system of justice which presumes

innocence until proven other-
wise.

“As it relates to Obie Wilch-
combe, Member of Parliament
for West End and Bimini and a
senior member of our party, the
Royal Bahamas Police Force
have clearly stated that there is
no evidence against him to sup-
port any charge. We unequivo-
cally accept the findings of the
police force and Mr Wilchcombe
continues to contribute as a
respected and highly valued
member of our political team,”

she said. ‘

The PLP, the chairman added,



Three men arrested in Kemp Road area

THREE men are in police '

custody after officers responded
to a report of shots being fired in
Williams Lane off Kemp Road
at around 2pm on Wednesday.

When officers arrived, they
spotted a man running away
from the scene. He got into a
Nissan Altima driven by a

Hanna-Martin dismisses questions
about PLP’s electoral viability

Glenys Hanna-Martin



remains a political organisation
that is “very concerned” about
the absence of visionary leader-
ship by the current government
during a time of “tremendous

woman.

The driver was ordered to pull
over, but instead the car
swerved and headed straight for
the officers, the police said.

They drew their weapons and
shot out one of the tires. The
car came to a stop and the man
got out and ran.

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: BTC’s corporate head-
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: “We are happy to report
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i building. In the interim there
: are temporary windows to
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: Police investigations con-
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: short in a first floor office
; was the cause of the fire.
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: the history of the company.
: BTC JFK opened in 1983.
: The headquarters also dou-
: ‘bles as a multi-purpose cen-
: tre where customers can
i access all of the company’s
: products and services. _

social and economic crisis.”
“This is a worrisome state of
affairs,” Mrs Hanna-Martin said.
“This must be the true focus for
all stakeholders in our country.”

The officers chased after him
and detained him for question-

The man had reportedly been
shot in the leg during the inci-
dent. He was taken to hospital
where he was treated and dis-
charged.

While in the area, the officers
arrested two other men in con-
nection with allegations of dis-
orderly behaviour and resisting
arrest.

Police say investigations into
the matter continue.








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In brief

Friend of apparent
Suicide victim wants
incident probed further

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

A CLOSE friend of apparent
suicide victim Kimberley Miller
says there are reasons to suspect
foul play.

Although early reports suggest-
ed that the woman hanged herself,
the friend said the 37-year-old Pas-
tel Gardens resident was not suici-
dal and that the positioning of the
body did not seem to allow for this
explanation.

Speaking on condition of
anonymity, the friend urged police
to probe further into the incident.

When this was put to press liai-
son. officer Walter Evans, he said
the case is still open and that'police
are looking at every possible expla-
nation.

“Even though it may have come
in as a suicide, it doesn’t necessari-
ly mean that we focus on suicide
only, and that’s why we are looking
at it,” he said.

At around 11.30pm on Saturday,

a relative found Ms Miller dead
with an electrical wire wrapped
around her neck. Another apparent
suicide was reported just a day ear-
lier, when the body of 36-year-old
Leslie Campbell was discovered
hanging from a rope at the victim’s
Cable Beach home.

Mr: Campbell, who was
described as a devoted father, left
two children behind.

Drugs are seized

, THE Drug Enforcement Unit
has seized thousands of dollars
worth of illegal drugs and more
than $80,000 in cash.

Police are questioning a 40-year-
old man from Toronto, Canada, in
connection with the discovery of a
large amount of cash in a private
residence. On Wednesday at 9am,
officers of the DEU, armed with a
warrant, searched a Sears Hill
home where they found one bag
that contained over $42,000 in
Bahamian notes, and another bag
with over $40,000 in US notes.

Investigations are continuing.

On Tuesday, while on patrol in
the Eneas Street area, off Poin-
ciana Drive, around 2pm, DEU
officers conducted a search of a
vacant lot where they found a clear
plastic bag hidden under a#titk?:

' Inside the, bag officers found
200 brown p icRets of cocaine. No
arrests have beén’ made i in connec-
tion with this discovery.

Also on Tuesday, DEU officers
were in the Ida Street area around
4pm when they found a clear plas-
tic bag containing one pound of
marijuana.

The drugs have a local street val-
ue of approximately $4,000.

LOCAL NEWS

Minister criticises police

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2009, PAGE 3



promotions under PLP

Turnquest says exercise was ‘diametrically
opposed’ to recommendations of an
internationally recognised review agency

lm By RUPERT
MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter _
*. rmissick@tribunemedia.net

THE massive promotion
exercise in the Royal
Bahamas Police Force con-
ducted under the previous

_administration was “diamet-

rically opposed” to the rec-
ommendations of an inter-
nationally recognised review
agency, National Security
Minister Tommy Turnquest
told the House of Assembly
during his contribution to the
Police Service Act 2009.

The promotions, he said,.
did not produce the “leaner
and fitter command chain”
that was called for in the
report by CDR International
—an United-Kingdom-based
company which provided a
comprehensive review of the
Bahamas’ police force. -

The minister said that “ad
hoc, unexplained and unde-
served promotions, and pro-
motions that do not take into
account balance in the ranks
do serious harm to the struc-
ture and establishment and
to morale within the police
force”.

In the massive promotion
exercise, which was conduct-
ed_ before the general elec-
tions in 2007, more than 400
officers moved up in rank.

This exercise resulted in
the following movements.-in
the force:

° 162 Constables to Cor-
porals (15 per cent of the
rank)

e 82 Corporals to
Sergeants (10 per cent of the
rank)

° 69 Sergeants to Inspec-
tors (15 per cent of the rank)

e 21 Acting Inspectors con-
firmed as Inspectors
. @ 19 Inspectors to Chief
Inspectors (11 per cent of the
rank) |°

e 25 Inspectors to Assis-

|

PLP members dismiss
the importance of
Omar Archer arrest

PLP members throughout the country yesterday overwhelmingly dis-
“missed the importance of the arrest and charging of Kennedy nomina-
tion hopeful Omar Archer as having “little to no effect” on the party as

a whole.

Mockingly questioning who Mr Archer was, one former MP, who
wished not to justify the incident by speaking on the record, said Mr
Archer was never a contender for the party’s nomination “for any seat”.

“Keith Bell is our man in Kennedy, not him. He would have never
made the cut. So I don’t know where he was going with that,” he said.

Yesterday Mr Archer was arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court on
charges of assault, disorderly behaviour and using obscene language.

The 37-year-old Lewis Street resident was escorted handcuffed by
police to court number one accused of assaulting Cameron Kerr. It is also
alleged that he behaved in a disorderly manner and used obscene lan-
guage to the annoyance of Corporal 248 Seymour.

Archer was granted $2,000 bail with one surety. The case was

adjourned to May 15.

As news of Mr Archer’s arrest spread, another party insider suggest-
ed that this latest debacle had “finally sunk” any chances he might have
had for running under the party’s banner in the Kennedy constituency.

“Ya'll (the media) really made him bigger than he was. This-guy is not
an elected official within the PLP. He isn’t a part of the National Gen-

eral Council.

“Nor is he a sitting Member of Parliament.
“Hfe’s not a spokesman for the party on any level, so really, who is he?”

he asked.

‘On Tuesday, Mr Archer appeared as'a guest on the 94.9FM ‘Real
Talk’ show and was asked by host Ortland Bodie Jr to leave after he
failed to withdraw allegations he made against the Minister of Nation-
al Security Tommy Turnquest, and former Ambassador to the Envi-

ronment Keod Smith.

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Mr Turnquest sata that
until his government can
“rationalise” these promo-
tions, it has refrained from
conducting a similar exercise.

Progress

However, the minister said

‘that government made sig-

nificant progress regarding
the structure and responsi-
bilities within the senior
command.

Once establishment num-
bers are set, he said, promo-
tions within these ranks
should be solely on the basis
of performance and merit,
and no other consideration.

“A well-structured, well-
managed Royal Bahamas



Police Force, as similar

organisations, can only. main- |

tain the necessary balance in
its workforce through con-
tinued recruitment at the
base and continued retire-
ment at the top level.

. “While the senior com-
mand is pivotal in the man-
agement of the force, the
success of the organisation
equally depends upon a crit-
ical mass of officers at all lev-
els that perform the day-to-
day work of the force,” Mr
Turnquest said.

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HERE’S something to cluck about. Last
month Britain’s third largest supermarket
chain, Sainsbury’s, made a stunning and
potentially food-system- -changing announce-
ment.

Starting this. week — a full three years
before implementation of a European Union

ban on battery-caged eggs — it will sell eggs

laid only by uncaged birds.

Sainsbury’s decision will spare an estimat-
ed half a million hens from having to endure
arguably the most abusive conditions in

- today’s industrial animal agriculture system.

“Battery cages represent the most intensive
form of confinement in factory farming
today,” says Wayne Pacelle, president and
CEO of The Humane Society of the United
States.
can’t even spread their wings.”

A trie injustice, for a bird.

The Humane Society estimates there are
nearly 280 million laying hens in the United
States packed so. tightly — five to six birds per
cage — that they are unable to engage in
other natural chickén behaviours as well,
such as nesting, dust bathing, perching and
foraging. ~

In their frantic attempt to broker more

we,

“They’re so restrictive that the birds |

space, the birds can easily injure their cage *

mates. In these stressful conditions, the health

of the flock is compromised with layers, often

. dropping feathers, some becoming lame and

developing infections,.and the least fortu-

nate (or are they the most?) succumbing to
sudden death syndrome.

‘More surprising than Sainsbury’s

announcement is the sad fact that battery

egg production has been allowed to go on as
long as it has.

‘Aside from these well-documented health
and welfare issues for the animals, these

intensive production operations pose many .

problems for the environment, farmers, farm
workers and public health.

The 2006 Union of Concerned Scientists
report, “Greener Eggs and Ham,” by
researcher Kate Clancy, details these prob-
lems.

Most of the environmental and public
health damage resulting from concentrated
industrial egg production stems from manure,
which must be stored and used in acceptable
ways.

The Tribune Limited
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states, “but the amounts applied often surpass
the absorptive capacity of the land sur-
rounding the confinement houses.”

Manure lagoon leaks or overflows can con-
taminate wells, water supplies, fields and
waterways. Chicken manure also’causes sig-
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by the exhaust fans and vents. Poultry hous-
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nose and eye irritation and respiratory prob-
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Raising chickens on pasture, rather than in
concentrated animal.feeding operations, con-

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environmental effects of food animal pro-
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polluted, fish and other aquatic organisms

would face fewer hazards and air.emissions. »

would decrease.”
What’s more, since animals in well-man-

aged pasture systems are often integrated .

with other operations on farms that produce
both crops and livestock, they could actually

_have positive effects on the environment.
“Such diversified farms support a greater
range-of plants, soil microbes and wildlife, .

reduce the external inputs needed (for exam-

ple, fertilizer, water, feed), and save money,

energy and. other environmental resources

_...through the, re-use of their. own products (for...
--example, feeding vegetable trimmings to ~
chickens, ‘ising bedding as compost)” the =

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food service providers and restaurants across

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| Bahamas National
Trust responds to
noise complaints

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Concerns have been raised
recently about occasional dis-

-turbances caused by private

functions held at the BNT
headquarters on Village Road.
The Trust acknowledges
these concerns and apologises
for any inconvenience that
may have been experienced
by our neighbours.
‘It is certainly not our inten-
tion to become a public nui-
sance and we have taken steps

- to remedy the situation.

A little background may be

in order, however.

A decision was taken years
ago. to let individuals and
groups rent The Retreat Gar-
den for receptions, weddings,
dinner parties and meetings.

The goal was to raise mon-
ey to help support mainte-
nance of the 11-acre property,
as well as to expand public
access to the garden, which is
considered a national park.

The rental agreement for

such events includes the stip-.

ulation that all activities must

end by 12 midnight. The

agreement has this to say
about music: :
"The Retreat Garden is sit-

ea cs

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uated in the residential sec-
tion of Village Road with
neighbourhoods that abut the
garden's fence lines.

The renter undertakes to
play music reflective of the
importance of this natural
reserve...In accordance with
the Street Nuisance Act,
renters are required to play
any music at a level that will
not infringe on the comfort of
the surrounding residential

community. All music must

stop by 11. sop OL no excep-
tions."

On average, only two or
three private functions a
month take place at The

’ Retreat, and every effort is

made to ensure that renters
follow the rules. However;
sometimes they are broken,
which naturally leads to com-
plaints.

The Trust always responds
to these complaints in a time-
ly fashion, but on isolated
occasions the puisanes gets
out of hand.

We have sometimes called
the police ourselves in an
effort to control the situation.

We have, therefore, imple-
mented the following mea-
sures effective

immediately:

1. No private events will be
allowed to continue after 9pm
on any night.

2. Only fundraisers for the
BNT and other approved
charities will be allowed to run
until midnight.

3.-All terms of the rental
policy will be strictly enforced.

- Again, we sincerely apolo-.
gise to our neighbours for any
inconvenience suffered, and
we assure everyone that a zero
tolerance policy now applies
to. any private function
booked at The Retreat. °

This. headache is now a
thing of the past, and any
abuses of this policy, will
immediately and effectively
be addressed on the spot — no
exceptions!

ERIC CAREY:
Executive Director,
Bahamas ‘National Trust,
Nassau, -

February 4, 2009.

Have we become a nation of pigs?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I read your paper everyday and that is the
only sanity I get. Thanking you in advance.

Tam a man in my 50’s and live alone. I have:

a simple job. But do it to the best of my ability.
And then some.

Last Sunday after I’ got home I discovered
that my gas was finished:

‘So I went out to:look for something to eat.

-Lended.up in-one-of.the fast food places, I.

won’t call names but I trust that someone con-
cerned will see this.

First the service. What service? I Gernot
complain about that because there was none.

Second, I chose to sit and eat what was
thrown at me.

Some of the patrons in the place were ibeliay:
ing like something out of a horror movie; kids
running around the place like they have no
broughtupcy. And the two young mothers who
sat near me took no control over their kids.

And to top that off. The security officer at
the door stood there like it was a normal thing.

I always thought that in a public place one

- this.’

conspiracy by the FNM..
If we follow Mr Mitchell’s

should behave i in a way that is not a botheration
to others. — ‘

Three of the staff members — in uniform
— I guess they were off duty and waiting to
leave — sat at a table talking to the ones on
duty in a loud and obnoxious voice without
regard for anyone else around them.

My head started hurting : sol feet after seeing

While LP m at it, let 3 me point 2 at a > Mr Smith
who sometimes writes to your newspaper. He
talked about the loud noise coming from cars
and buses.

Anytime and everywhere. Should there not
be a law.as to how one should control the nois-
es in their cars and buses?

And: people who.set up church anywhere
from.7 to 11pm.

Noise is noise and should it not be ata tone
that is not disturbing to others?

DISTURBIA M MUSIC
Nassau, .
February, 2009.

Bewildered by Fred Mitchell’ s ‘logic’

~ EDITOR, The Tribune.

pen only Mr Mitchell can
explain.

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staged a personal tragedy, all
for the purpose of embarrass-
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Of course such ‘
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Yet this person was once
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PLP leadership is desperate
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$100,000 of
marijuana
netted in
drug bust

A DRUG bust in Fresh
Creek, Andros netted
$100,000 worth of marijua-
na, police said.

Assistant Superinten-
dent Walter Evans said
that officers stationed on
Andros, acting on a tip,
stopped and searched a
white Nissan Sentra i
around 8pm on Wednes-
day. i

Inside the car, police
found two crocus sacks,
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Police took two men

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Meeting for
residents of |
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South Beach, concerned |
about the escalation of
noise and other issues
affecting the area are
asked to attend a by-parti-
san meeting at All Saints
Community Centre, Joan’s
Heights- South Beach
tonight at 7pm.

Bishop Simeon Hall,
Father Sebastian Camp-
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THE Bahamas is on track
for a double digit percentage
increase in visitors from Cana-
da for the third consecutive
year, a marketing expert said.

Stewart MacPhee, president

_ and CEO of Punch Commu-

nications, said verified figures
already show an 18.7 per cent
increase in the number of vis-
itors from Canada during the

‘first 11 months of 2008.

Punch Communications has

. been directing the Bahamas’

public relations and advertis-
ing affairs in Canada for the
last three years.

_ Mr McPhee said Ministry of
'. Tourism

and Aviation
tesearch specialist Gary
Young told him that when the
December figures are con-
firmed, it will likely be
revealed that at least 115,000
Canadians visited the
Bahamas this year.

.“We haven’t seen the -

December figures yet, but
based on some information
that we have and conversa-
tions that we had with Gary,

‘we.are pleased to say that we

are going ‘to hit our target of

“115,000,” Mr McPhee said.

In 2005, 1.6 million visitors
from Canada came to the
Caribbean. In 2008, the num-
ber rose to 2.2 million — an
increase of 37.5 per cent.

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

AIRPORT fees for take-off and
landing could be reduced in an effort to
attract more tourists during the deep-
ening economic crisis.

By cutting the airport costs through-
out the Bahamas and eliminating
ground-handling fees in some cases,
Tourism Minister Vincent Vanderpool-
Wallace hopes more tourists will be
able to visit the country..__,

The minister said discussions on the
proposal started around seven months
ago and all relevant parties including
the airlines have been engaged in.talks
in the hope of formulating an. appro-
priate scheme.

“Tt requires complicated analysis
involving a number of different depart-
ments.

“We are way beyond the discussion

stage now, as we have engaged people
to talk to the airlines, we have done
the arithmetic to see the consequences,

_ “We haven’t seen the December
figures yet, but based on some
information that we have and
conversations that we had with
Gary, we are pleased to say that

we are going to hit our target of

115,000.”

Stewart MacPhee,

‘president and CEO:of

Punch Communications

Over the same period, the
Bahamas’ arrivals from Cana-
da have risen an estimated 52
per cent.

“So that’s all good news,”
Mr McPhee said. “And more
good news is that foreign cur-
rency receipts grow as well.
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Business community urged to

become model citizens for youth

Assistant Commissioner of Crime speaks out

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT

IN THE MATTER of ALL THAT piece
parcel or tract of land containing Five
(4.905) Acres more or less and being the
property known as an original Crown Grant
to Thaddeus Forbes Book Cl, page 50 and
now the property of Stocking Island Limited
SITUATED on Stocking Island near the
Island of Great Exuma one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

2008

No. CLE/qui/01385

AND IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959.

AND IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Stocking Island

Limited

Notice of PETITION TO QUIET A TITLE

The Petition of Stocking Island Limited, a company duly
incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of The

Bahamas, is in respect of:-

@ By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporter



ASSISTANT Commissioner of Crime Hulan
Hanna is urging the loca] business community
to become model citizens for the youth in the
fight against crime and violence. —

Speaking on Wednesday at the Second
Annual National Youth Against Crime and
Violence forum, Mr Hanna said: “Corporate
Bahamas should be able to go into all of the
schools in the country and be a role model for
excellence to these young people. Their pres-
ence must be felt in the community because the
kids need to see that there are persons out
there doing well.”

‘Mr Hanna said that there should also be
positive use of the country’s green spaces and
strategies should be developed to supervisé
them.

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“We need to take our green spaces back.
These spaces are necessary for our kids to
develop a-sense of community. We must ensure
the sustainability of our youth against’ crime and
I want our young people not to do things that
will draw attention to them selves,” he said.

Mr Hanna said in their efforts to pinpoint the
most high-traffic crime and violence prevalent
areas, police have found that the malls and bus
stops are the most problematic.

“We have overt and covert operations where
you do not sée the police person working in the
community.

“There are many good-willed persons who
give information to the police.

“We rely a lot on the goodwill of the
Bahamian people.to give us information as to
when there is a problem or before that problem
even occurs,” he said.

Mr Hanna further said that the police will |



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‘Mi By LLONELLA GILBERT

e Annual license management —



give young people more than just a “slap on the
wrist” when they commit a crime.

“They should be able to understand that
what they have done was wrong. As far as we
are concerned, we will track you down, arrest
you and you will face the courts,” Mr Hanna
said.

Chermeka Sands, an 11th grade s student from
Galilee Academy, said the forum was very
beneficial and helped the attendees understand
what the police force and government has in
mind to stop violence between young people
and adults.

“The youth feels as though, since: they are
young, people will have pity on them. Howev-
er, I think the government should send them to
prison for a longer period of time so they would
learn from their mistakes and not make the
same mistakes over and over depending on
the magnitude of their offence,” Ms Sands said.

MINISTER of State
for Lands and Local
Government Byran
Woodside opens the
introduction and
training workshop for
the Crown Estate

Lands and Surveys :



ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land situate on
Stocking Island near the Island of Great Exuma one of the

Management Sys-
tem, which was cus-
tomised especially for:
the Department of

preparation and maintenance of - *
documents which pass no inter-
est in Crown Land but makes law-

MAKING Crown Land avail-
able at concessionary rates for

Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and having such
position boundaries shape marks and dimensions as are shown
on the plan filed herewith and totaling Five (4.905) Acres more

Stocking Island Limited claims to be the equitable and beneficial
owner in fee simple possession of the parcel of land hereinbefore
described and such ownership as aforesaid arises by virtue of a
possessory and documentary title to the said land. The Petitioner
has made application to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas under Section Three (3) of the Quieting Titles
Act, 1959 to have its title to the said land investigated.

Copies of the filed plan may be inspected during normal office
hours at:- ‘

The Registry of the Supreme Court, Ansbacher House, East
Street, Nassau, Bahamas. The Chambers of Harry B. Sands,
Lobosky & Company, Shirley House, Fifty Shirley Street,
Nassau, Bahamas.
George Town, Great Exuma, Bahamas..

The Office of the Island Administrator,

Notice is given that any person having dower or right of dower

largest. landholder in
Bahamas, hence effective man: .

home construction and business
endeavours, particularly in the
Family Islands, is one of the gov-
ernment’s commitments to the
Bahamian people.

Another commitment involves
reducing, and where possible
bringing to and end, the unautho-
rised occupation and development
of Crown Land, said Minister of
State for Lands and Local Gov-
ernment Byran. Woodside.

To achieve these objectives, it is
necessary to put in place clearly
defined procedures and work
flows aided by a well-organised
and maintained record keeping

and data management system, Mr

Woodside said.

A growing public sector
demand for efficiency in the deliv-
ery of services and the technology
available makes the tried and
proven manual way of record
keeping and data management
system impractical and automa-
tion is “indeed the better way”,
he said.

“Land is our most valuable tan-
gible asset and the Crown is the
the

agement is critical to efficient and

ful what would otherwise be
unlawful

¢ Parcel management — creation
and storage of Crown parcels that
may be the subject of a grant,
lease or license

e Seabed and sand dredging
license management

e Lease assignment manage-
ment

e Billing management

e Compulsory acquisition
records as derived official gazettes

e Valuation records and sup-
porting data

e Treasury lands records most

of which have already been digi- _

tally obtained from Treasury
Department.

Mr Woodside told the partici- .

pants, “While I am aware that
populating these data sets is ongo-
ing and at times tedious, you and
by extension the public cannot
and indeed will not derive any
benefit from this management sys-
tem until it is completed.

“T implore you therefore, to not
only learn as much as you can as

quickly as you can, but also equal-.
‘ly assist in organising and editing
the-relevant data-for importation.”



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or an adverse claim or a claim not recognized in the petition shall
on or before the 25" day of March A.D., 2009 file in the Supreme
Court and sérve on the Petitioner or the undersigned a statement
of such claim in the prescribed form, verified by an affidavit to
be filed therewith. Failure by any such person to file and serve a
statement of such claim on or before the 25" day of March, A.D.,

2009 will operate as a bar to such claim.

\

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As a result, the Department of
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training for the Crown Estate
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Speaking at the recent opening
for introduction and training for
the new system, the Minister of
State said it provides all required
tools and procedures to automate
relevant processes including:

e Correspondence management
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¢ Crown grants management —
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deeds used to convey the freehold
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FRANK PENN Saale to the audience at the pre-
©) miere screening of the film /PPUAA: Choose Life,
at the National Centre for the Performing Arts on
Shirley Street.






Patrice A Johnson

Film tells students to wait
until marriage to have sex

i By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporter

IN AN effort to help curb the
number of teenage pregnancies
and the spread of sexually trans-
mitted diseases, students of the CC
Sweeting High School were treat-
ed to a short film on the impor-
tance of waiting until marriage to
have sex.

Producer Frank Penn said the
film — entitled “Introduction Plus
Participation Equals Promiscuity,
Unwanted Pregnancy or AIDS
(IPPUA): Choose Life” — is a fam-
ily movie that deals with relation-
ships. —

“The two main characters are a

brother and sister. It deals with~

their relationship with each.other,
their parents, with their friends and
just some of the things they go
through as young persons devel-
oping. The movie is designed to
encourage habits of obedience,
sexual disciple and self respect,”
_Mr Penn said.

He said the film was designed
to speak specifically-to the young
people of the Bahamas.

“We wanted to speak to the
young people but to do it through
their peers. The majority of the
actors are young people except for
the parents. So it is an opportunity
to reach young people through
themselves or through their peers
and J think it is more effective,”
Mr Penn said.

Kendra Stuart, a 15-year-old
tenth grader at CC Sweeting, said
she enjoyed the film and wants to
wait until marriage before having
Sex.

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think 0 the film is'a ae tanger for "KC

. the young men since a lot of them

follow their friends and feel as
though if they don’t have sex they

will get teased. I think the young ©

women should try to‘influence the
young men to have self control by
just explaining to them that it is
OK to wait,” Ms Stuart said.
‘Lorenzo Charles, a tenth grader
at CC Sweeting, said young girls

need to realise that they have a |

‘choice when it comes to sex. He
said the film: highlights this fact.

“The young men are more sex- .

ually active and are spreading the
disease faster than the women. The

film shows Gout to control your
thoughts and help a person to
make the right decisions by get-
ting married and giving their life to
the Lord,” he said.

Mr Penn said he hopes the

movie can help teenagers make ~

better relationship decisions.
“Doing it at this particular time
is very important seeing as this is
Valentine’s month and this is a
time when a lot of young people
have to make some decisions and
hopefully seeing this movie will
help them'to think about making
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Massive gunfight | F®OM pase one

after police chase
FROM page one

Nassau Stadium, then screeched :
into East Bay Street, narrowly :
. missing Tribune reporter ;
Chester Robards as he drove }
past the On the Run takeaway }
restaurant. i

The Lexus was brought to
a halt at the bottom of Vil-
lage Road. Police bullets |
took out its front.and rear
windows as occupants of the
car opened fire on officers.

It is thought at least one
suspect might have escaped.
Officers combed the bush
area on the site of the old
Montagu Beach Hotel.

An estimated ten to 12 . :
patrol cars then converged on :
the area from all directions}
after pursuing officers called
for back-up.

The gun battle shocked
people living nearby. One
said: “It was terrifying - a
nightmarish situation.” -

Another source said a sin-
gle shot was followed by a
loud burst of gunfire in the
Montagu Beach area. ;

The exchange of mixed cal- :
ibre weapons lasted for at :
least 30 seconds, according to }
the source. :

Police patrols from all over }

. the island converged onthe
scene, and back-up units
were continuing to arrive
more than 30 minutes after
the gunfire ceased.

A security guard at the
sailing club-said at least 15
shots were exchanged. No
members were at the club at
the time and none of the bul-
lets struck the premises, °
according to the guard. i

_A resident living in nearby
Village Road saidasingle _
shot was heard, then a “bar-
rage of gunshots” from dif-
ferent calibre weapons.

“It sounded like handguns
and possibly some shotguns.
Initially, we thought it was
fireworks, then it became
clear it was gunfire.” re

The Lexus had bullet holes : - -

in its bodywork and in its
front and rear windows. It
came to rest near the Village
Road traffic lights. |

The incident caused a
back-up of Eastern Road
traffic.

“One ambulance left the
scene, so I assume there was-
at least one casualty,” said a
bystander. “And I believe
other suspects were taken
into custody.” ” ‘i

Bullet shells littered the
sidewalk after the battle.

Alarmed residents. spoke
out after the incident, © }
expressing dismay that a full- }
scale gunfight could occur :
within yards of their homes.

One said: “My God, what :
have we come to? The Minis- }
ter of National Security has:
told us that our murder rate
is four times higher than it
should be.

“Nassau has only two sit-
ting judges. How did we
arrive at this and what are
the authorities doing to deal
with it?”

. _ Chester Robards said: “I
was right by the On the Run _:
gas station when the car came :
into East ‘Bay Street. It near-
ly hit me. ne

“It turned into Harbour
Bay shopping centre with a
single police car in pursuit.
Then it must have come out “}
again because it somehow got
back on to main road and :
headed in an easterly direc-
tion. heck

“I think it was brought toa :
halt by gunfire. I think the... :
occupants began shooting at
police and the police shot
back. - :

“Police actually managed
_to stop the car at the corner
of Village Road. The, front
windshield and rear wind-
shield were shot out, and the
front right tyre. -

“Soon afterwards, there
were tentoadozen police |:
cars on the scene. People liv-
ing in the area were really
shocked by what happened.”

Harbour E&

is «< ux’

Mr Paul Farquharson when he was com-
missioner - as chairman - and I could say to
you some of the pressures that Mr Far-
quharson had gone through as a result of
some of the decisions that he made.

"So let's not fool ourselves, we live in a
society that is polarised and the commis-
sioner of police will (be influenced politi-
cally) - in spite of the fact that they believe

_ it should be an independent position and

he's constitutionally protected. But I con-
tend that we don't need a commissioner to
hold that position for more than three
years," said Inspector Sands. ‘

Mr Farquharson held the post of com-
missioner from November, 2001, until he
retired in early 2008.

Mr Sands spoke to The Tribune outside
the House of Assembly on Wednesday as
members debated a Bill for an Act to
repeal the Police Service Act.

The Bill will place a five-year term lim-

Former Police Commissioner

it on the positions of commissioner and
deputy commissioner, renewable for a peri-
od of not more than 10 years.

When asked to respond to arguments
from opposition members that the clause
could place the chief of police and deputy
chief under the government's sway, he said:

If we want to be real in this society, the
commissioner of police is under the rule of

thumb of the government of the day - who-
ever the government may be."

Mr Sands said the junior ranks that he
represents have no problem with the pro-
posed term limit.

He also praised-other aspects of the Bill,
including the coverage of funeral expenses
by government for an officer killed in the
line of fire; and the fact that the police
Complaints Unit will be made up of civil-
ians, headed by a lawyer who has been in
the system for 10 years.

On Wednesday, Former National Secu-
rity Minister Cynthia Pratt asked how the
constitutional provisions regarding those
two posts could be altered by an act of
Parliament.

Former Attorney General Alfred Sears
queried the ramifications of Section 7 (2) of
the Bill, arguing that the clause could vio-
late the constitutional protection afford-
ed to those officers.

He called for a national consultation on
the issue followed by an amendment of
the constitution through two-thirds of both
Houses of Parliament and a refeyendum, if
the majority of the public is in favour of it.
. Article 119 of the Constitution says, in
part: "Power to make appointment to the
offices of commissioner of police and
deputy commissioner of police shall be
vested in the governor general acting on

_ the recommendation of the prime minister

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after consultation with the leader of the
opposition."

Article: 120 (2) says the commissioner -

or deputy commissioner can be removed
from office by the governor general if the
question of his removal from office has
been referred to a tribunal appointed under
paragraph 3 of the Article, and if the tri-
bunal has recommended to the governor
general to remove the officer from office.

SUSPECTED DRUGS FOUND

250KG OF suspected cocaine was recov-
ered after a search on a vessel at Freeport
Container Port yesterday afternoon. Act-
ing on information, Police, Bahamas Cus-

* toms, Drug Enforcement Unit agents and

security personnel at the port conducted
the search on the 20 foot container from
Colombia en route to Europe.

The suspected drugs have since been
flown to Nassau and the matter is under
investigation..

FROM page one Sus p e ct

speed chase.
The mobile unit then called
for back-up while in pursuit of
the suspects, who refused to
stop. As the suspects were
chased through Murphyville,
officers reported that a pack-
age was thrown from the car.
The chase ended on Madeira
Street, opposite the furniture
store, Wood You, when police
were able to intercept the vehi-.
cle.
Traffic was at a standstill
when The Tribune arrived on.

PLP hopeful

terday as curious bystanders
gathered around several police
cars and an ambulance.

A male suspect lay on the
ground near the passenger side
of his vehicle, his hands hand-

head.
Numerous bystanders
claimed the suspect was "gun-
‘ butted" by arresting officers,
but, according to ASP'Evans,
the driver hit his head on the



the scene around 11.30am yes- |

car's right front door while try-
ing to evade arrest.

Police said a-shotgun and sev- _
en shotgun shells were found

~ during a search of the vehicle.

cuffed behind him, with blood- ,
stained gauze around his fore- _

Officers returned to Mur-
phyville where they found two
clear plastic packages - con-
taining two pounds of marijua-
na - believed to have been
thrown from the vehicle.

The driver and passenger are °

Perpall Tract residents aged 38
and 35 respectively. Both were
arrested.

The injured suspect's condi-: |

tion is not listed as life-threat-
ening.

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FROM page one

but expects that developments
underway from before the

still go ahead. ‘
At.present a swathe of sig-
nificant: touristic ventures des-

some extent stalled because
their developers have seen their
financial capacity diminished by
the present crisis.

Among these are Kerzner’s

_second Marina Village and
timeshare complex at Hurricane
Hole, the Ritz Carlton on Rose
Island and Bahamar in Cable
Beach. .—

Developers are struggling to
obtain the necessary financing
while seeking to keep costs to a
minimum at a time when rev-



financial crisis kicked in should —

tined for The Bahamas are. to ©

Sol Kerzner:
crisis is worst

I’ve experienced |

but he expects Atlantis’ employ- .
ment levels to remain “very sim-
ilar” to the post lay-off level
unless there is another unex-
pected and “major downswing”
in visitor numbers.

It is not all grim news for
Kerzner International, however.

Sol Kerzner was making his
comments in advance of the
April 4 opening of a new One.
and Only brand resort in Cape
Town, South Africa. The com-
pany currently has exclusive
One and Only hotels in Par-
adise Island, Bahamas, Dubai,













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FROM page one

Kerr on Thursday. It is also
- alleged that he behaved in a dis-
orderly manner and used
obscene language to the annoy-
- ance of Corporal 248 Seymour.

Mr Archer, who appeared
before Chief Magistrate Roger |
Gomez, pleaded not guilty to
the charges.

Although he claimed that his
wife, who isa lawyer, is repre-
senting him in the case, she did
not ‘appear at yesterday’s
arraignment.

.Prosecutor Sergeant Sean

Thurston did not object to bail.

He asked that Mr Archer be giv-
- en bail on condition that he does
not interfere with complainants
in the case. :

Mr Archer was granted $2,000
bail with one surety. The case
has been adjourned. to May 15.

On Tuesday, Mr Archer, who
‘appeared as a guest on the
94.9FM ‘Real-Talk’ show was
















































“to leave after he failed to with-
draw allegations he levied at the
Minister of National Security
Tommy Turnquest and former |
Ambassador to the Environ-
ment Keod Smith regarding an
incident last year in which he
was shot. f

After being kicked off the

‘radio programme the Kennedy
nomination hopeful went on the

‘offensive and called for the
expulsion of those in his own
party suspected of leading a

homosexual lifestyle.














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But the Royal Bahamas Police Force was still unable to confirm
whether the men are wanted in connection with the investigation yes-
terday, and Mr Carey has appealed to the Department of Marine
Resources for support.

Department of Marine. Resources director Michael Braynen said
he is concerned with violations of the Fishing Resources Act, especially
the harvesting of undersized conch — a crime that holds a maximum
penalty of a $5,000 fine and one year jail term.

Mr Braynen said: “These matters are extremely difficult to police
as we have large numbers of people in generally very isolated loca-
tions.” : ;

Indiana resident Alexander David Rust, 24, and Vanessa Star
Palm, 23, from Illinois, were arrested off Staniel Cay, Exuma, on Tues-

day. Mr Carey said the matter has highlighted the heed to protect crit-_.

ically endangered iguanas.

He said: “We are going to be working with the international com-
munity to try to raise funds for education, signage, better enforcement
for iguana research and conservation, so people can make dona-
tions directly on our website to protect the iguanas because they

really are in need of our attention.”

Three stabbed

FROM page one

Place, Hawksbill;‘contacted-the

police control room and reported
’ that someone had just been

stabbed at that address. ©

When officers arrived at the
house, they met three persons —
one man and two women - suf-
fering from stab wounds to various
parts of their bodies. :

The three persons were taken to

. Rand Memorial Hospital.

Mr Reckley said police are
treating the incident as a domestic
dispute. He also appealed to the
public to deal with conflicts in an
amicable.way, without the use of
violence. ;

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The South African project
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for the 2010 football World
Cup, which is expected to draw
millions of tourist dollars.

Another Kerzner project - a
500-room hotel in Morocco,
begun before the global crisis -
is set to open in October, 2009.

If this deadline is met, it
would be just under a year after
the company opened a-new
Atlantis hotel in Dubai to much
fanfare. Hundreds of celebrities
attended the multi-million dol-

‘lar party to launch the resort,
described as the “most expen-
sive in history.”

enue is falling short.

While Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham said last December
that he was “optimistic” that
the anticipated further expan-
sion of Atlantis on Paradise
Island would still materialise,
Mr Kerzner made no mention
of this project specifically yes-
terday.

Kerzner International laid off
800 employees from its Atlantis
resort on Paradise Island last
November to cut costs. at that
property in response to worse
than expected tourism turnout.

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"Minister expresses condolences to the family of

Richard Munro
ON behalf of the Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture and members of the
sailing community, Minister Desmond
Bannister expressed condolences to the
family and colleagues of former sailing
commodore, Richard Munroe.
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Grand Bahamian cyclists raise money
for the Freeport Rughy Foothall Club

Despite the overcast and
chilly. start to the day, 15 of
Grand Bahamas’ elite bike
riders took to the streets to
raise funds for the Freeport
Rugby Football Club on Sun-
day, February 1st.

Starting from Taino Beach,
the course headed over the
Casuarina Bridge to Barbary
Beach and back via a round-
about route to equal 50 miles.

The team spirit was with the
group, fixing two flat tyres
along the way, and helping
another rider after a freak solo
accident catapulted him over
the handlebars. The ‘Iron



ling.

Man’ of the day, Bruce Sil-
vera; despite several injuries,
remounted his bike and fin-
ished the course to a chorus
of applause. .
Aided by a large and enthu-
siastic support crew, the riders
raised funds for the club in
Grand Bahama for the fourth

"year. Participants included two

returning females: Sarah Kirk-
by and Vicki Stafford along
with Scott Albury, Magnus

_Alnebeck,'Bob Anglade, Kirk

Antoni, Christopher Baker,
Jim Goodrum, Bob Jennings,
Jim Pierson, Ricky Rolle,
Bruce Silvera, Vic Skinner

The Tribune wants to hear from people
who are making news in their

neighbourhoods. Perhaps you are
raising funds for a good cause,
campaigning for improvements in the.
area or have won an award.

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

local sailing community and the Regatta.
Unit of the ministry is most grateful for
all the assistance he so freely offered.

Bannister said he is therefore con-
vinced that Munroe has been a shinin
example to members of the sail

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and Joe Thompson. Kirkby
edged out Stafford to win the
women's division and Scott
Albury managed to just over-
take Joe: Thompson, last
year's winner, on the final leg
at the Taino Beach bridge. —

The cyclists have been train-

_ing for a few weeks now and

plan to keep going as they

‘have had such a great time

together.

Interested persons can join
the riders on Sundays at
8:30am departing Taino Beach
or further along the road, as
the riders head east on Mid-
shipman Road.












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SEA WAVES

SWIM MEET a

e THE sécond annual
Vitamalt Sea Waves
Aquatic Club Swim Invi-
tational will take place
this weekend at the Betty
Kelly Kenning Agiahe
Center.

The meet will get start-
ed today at 5:30 pm and
continue on Saturceyet
8:30 pm.

More than 200 swim-
mers, including a team |
from the YMCA Club |
out of Grand Bahama, -
are expected to partici-
pate..All of the local
clubs in New Providence
are also scheduled to
compete.

The meet will serve as
another qualifier for the
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this weekend at the St.
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Dreams.

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A TOTAL of 30 athletes rep-
resenting nine Caribs’ sporting
disciplines at the College of the
Bahamas will benefit. from the

first phase of the Ministry of —

Youth, Sports and Culfure’s
scholarship grant.

At a press conference yester-
day in the boardroom at COB,
Minister of Sports Desmond
Bannister presented. COB’s
president Janyne Hodder with
the initial cheque of $45,000.

Hodder, who attended the

_press conference with Athletic

Director Kimberly Rolle; vice
president of Student Affairs,

Colyn Major and track and field
coach Bradley Cooper, said the
sum: will eventually value a total
of $240,000 by the 2011/2012
budget year.

Development
With an increase yearly —

$120;000 ‘in 2009/2010: and
$180,000 in 2010/2011 — Hod-

i. der said they continue to make
- COB a viable alternative to par-

ents sending their student-ath-

letes off to colleges and univer- .

sities in the United States and
Canada.

Additionally, Hodder said the
funds would enable COB to fur-
ther develop a “strong and
vibrant athletic programme,”
which they expect will produce

benefits to the country at large.

‘Hodder said COB would con-
tinue to work closely with the

Ministry as partners in “having —

an overall national strategy for

. developing student-athletes.”

For the third straight year,

‘COB has been affiliated .as an

associate. member. of the
National Athletic Intercolle-
giaté Association’s (NAIA) Sun

Conference in Florida where
they are now competing in men
‘and women basketball, soccer,

track and field and tennis. In
the fall, they hope to start par-
ticipating in volleyball. -

The scholarships provided by

the ministry will enable COB

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FROM page 15

‘comeback charge in the fourth.

His steal at halfcourt and
spectacular three point play
brought the Diplomats within
two, 43-41 with 1:50 left to play.

Saunders answered on the:

ensuing possession to give his
team a four point advantage.
Ferguson finished a fastbreak

lay- up to seal the win for the
"Saints to give them a 47-41 lead

with under one minute left to
play. ©.

‘Rolle finshed with 13 points,
while Ferguson chipped in-with

11 and Saunders, six:



MINISTER OF YOUTH, Sports and Culture, Desmond Bannister (third from right) makes a cheque presentation to COB’s president Janyne Hodder
(second from left) yesterday for the Caribs’ athletic scholarship programme. /At left is COB’s Athletic Director Kimberly Rolle. At non aré Director
of Sports, Martin tuna, and Ministry of Sports’ Permanent Secretary, Archie ei

to further oe its. athletic
programme and Hodder said

they should have no problems

in achieving one of their goals,
which is to make it “a choice, an
option, a very viable option
where you can get a great edu-
cation and pursue your sport.”
Bannister, who attended the
press conference with his Per-
manent Secretary Archie Nairn,
Director of Sports, Martin
Lundy and Senior Sports Offi-
cer, Oria ‘Big O’ Wood, said it
was a significant occasion for
both the ministry and the col-
lege for their partnership.
“The Ministry of youth,
Sports.and Culture is confident
that the College of the Bahamas
offers the highest quality in edu-

_ cation for young Bahamians

and we believe that in partner-
ing with them, permit them to
add a new dimension for
Bahamian students,” Bannister
charged.

Advancement

“Now Bahamians will not





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Strachan, the son of R.M. Bai-

ley Pacers Head Coach Stephen -

Strachan Sr, said he wanted. to
start the game on a good aggres-
sive note but still noted his team
has improvements to make in
the championship series.
“Coach told me to attack the

‘boards. and just be aggressive

and I did that,” he said. “But

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e St. Augustine’s Big
_ Red Machine — 47

« Queen's College
Comets -— 28

have to make a choice in going

abroad to get a wonderful edu-
cation and to have an opportu-
nity to compete in athletics.”
Bannister said he’s pleased
to see that COB is developing a
robust athletic programme that
will be ‘a feeder system for the
national programme.
Through the programme,

Bannister said it’s hoped that at

the 2012 Olympic Games in
London, England, COB:can
have some of its former and
even present students repre-
senting the country.

“I think the example ‘that
we’ve seen in this region is the
best way to prepare athletes is to
give them the best opportunity
to prepare at home,” he insisted,

“We're also excited, really
excited about what this will do
for the Family Island athletes
and the opportunities they will
have to get an education at the
College of the Bahamas.”

By increasing the grant every
year, Bannister said the min-
istry is showing its commitment
to COB as they move forward.

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THE BIG Red Machine will

get to continue their rivalry’

with the St. John’s College
Giants in the championship
series after their. semifinal win.

It:was a tale of two halves as

the Comets remained close in
the opening quarters.

SAC led 12-6 after the first,
but the Comets came back to
pull within one at half-time, 17-
16. !

In the third quarter, the size
of SAC’s front-line, most
notably, centre Brittany Harri-
son dominated the boards and

- disrupted the Comets penetra-

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Nobody seemed to be more
excited about the grant than

Rolle, who was bubbling about .

the possibility of watching the
athletic programme expand
over the next few years.

“T think it’s an excellent .

start. It was able to assist
approximately 30 student-ath-
letes for the spring semester,
but we will have access to
$120,000 for the 2009/2010
(year) so that is significant
because that would allow us to

help even more student-ath-.

letes for the academic year and
spread across the nine disci-
plines that we offer,” she
charged.

“Now we can compete with
the universities in Canada and
the universities in the United
States who are offering our stu-
dent-athletes scholarships. Now

they can complete their athlet- —
ic careers at the College of the |

Bahamas.”

Through the scholarship pro-
gramme, financial assistance
will be provided for qualified
athletes prioled at COB.as

full-time students. They will
receive assistance for housing
and text books.

Once accepted into the
scholarship programme, the
student-athletes will be
required to take and pass each
course with a grade C or better
and they must have 12 credit
hours every semester as full
time students. ~

Those student-athletes who
do not maintain the required
GPA will become ineligible to
participate in COB’s sporting
teams until they meet the aca-
demic requirements.

According to: Rolle, the
coaches of the various sport-
ing teams will review the per-
formances of the. student-ath-
letes who will be reconsidered
on a yearly basics.

Rolle said’ she and basket-
ball coach Sean “Bass” Bastian
have been attending a number
of high schools trying to recruit
student-athletes to attend COB
and they will continue to do so,
thanks to the grant offered by
the ministry.

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KINGSWAY PENS ure drives to the basket.

score gave the Big. Red
Machine a 28-20 lead at the end
of the third quarter.

The final period was all Big
Red Machine as they outscored
the Comets 19-8 to pull away
late in the game.

Comets leading scoreis
Debinique Knowles and
Shadell Williams received lit-

tle help offensive as they com-
bined for 24 of the team’s total

. 28 points.

Knowles finished with 13

’ while Williams added 11.

SAC was paced by Alicia
Musgrove who scored 12 of her’
game high 19 points in the
fourth quarter.

Harrison added 11 while °
‘Christian Albury finished with -

six.

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e Westminster College. :
Diplomats — 28



e THE DIPLOMATS.
reached their second champi-
onship series knocked off the
defending champions.

The Diplomats will advance to
face the Queen’s College Comets.

The Big Red Machine never
came within five in the final peri-
od, missing a series of point blank
lay-up opportunities.

Theagrea Hanna and Petrel
Pickstok both finished with 10
points apiece to lead the
Diplomats.

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‘Bahawias lose in
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FROM page 15

more time traveling as a team,’

> she said. “These. teams we are

playing, have been together for a while. Me and Larakah run
‘into each other whenever we play in tournaments, but we real-
ly don’t get to do anything as a team until we get together to

play.”

Coach Sean Cartwright was unavailable for comments, so it
was not sure who would have played aginst Canada. The other
member of the team is Cartwrght’s daughter Kerrie.

Canada boast of having two players who are ranked in the top
50 in the Women’s Tennis Association. Neither the Bahamas

nor Puerto Rico have any.

In Group B are Colombia, Brazil and Paraguay.

The two teams who finish last in the two pools will be rele-
gated to zone II next year. The two second place teams will
remain in Zone One and the two winners will get a chance to
play for advancement to the World Group I.

Venezuela was also originally scheduled to make up the field
in Canada, but they opted not to make the trip.
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Bahamas
lose in Fed
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@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net



IT wasn’t the start that
the Bahamas’ three-mem-
ber team expected in the
first round of the BN
Paribas Fed Cup for
Women yesterday as they
lost 2-1 in their draw against
Puerto Rico.

Top seed Nikkita Foun-
tain lost 6-2, 6-2 to Puerto
Rico’s top seed Jessica
Roland Rosario and No.2
seed Larikah Russell
dropped a 6-2, 6-3 decision
to Puerto Rico’s No.2 Mon-
ica Puig.

Fountain and Russell,
however, rebounded to win
the doubles 6-2, 6-3. | ;

Last night, the Bahamas ;
had to play host to Canada,’ ;
the number one seed in the
tournament. As this was the
Bahamas’ last match in the
round robin, the team need-
ed a win to avoid being rel-
egated to Zone II next year.

Results of their match
was not available at press
time.

When contacted at their
hotel room in Montreal,
Canada, both Fountain and

’ Russell admitted that it was
a match that they should
have won.

“We went out there and
played our best,” said Rus-
sell, the.Grand Bahamian :}

_native who trains in Florida. *:
“We just didn’t, win. But we
_ gave it a good:shot.”

-Noted Fountain: “If we
had won any one of the sin-
gles and it came down to
the doubles, I think we
would have won. But we
didn’t win any of. the sin-
gles.”

_ Despite the loss, both
players are still of the opin-
ion that the Bahamas can
definitely play at this level.

“The girls we played
against were just a little bit
better than us in match
play,” Russell noted.

But Fountain said one of
the key factors for the
Bahamas is that they wait
until it’s time for tourna-
ment play before they get
together to compete.

“T think we need to spent

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m@ By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

‘JUNIOR BOYS

¢ KINGSWAY ACADEMY
SAINTS — 49

° WESTMINSTER COL-
LEGE DIPLOMATS ~ 43

STEPHEN STRACHAN
JR. set the tone early for his
squad and the Saints fastbreak
attack sealed the win game’s
waning moments in the other
half of the Junior Boys’ semifi-
nal.

Strachan scored 13 of his

team high 18 points in the open-
ing quarter and led the Saints to
a 20-16 lead after one.

The versatile forward finished
a perfect 5-5 from the free
throw line in the quarter and s
7 for the game.

The Saints will advance to
face the pennant winning St.
Augustine’s College Big Red
Machine in the championship
final.

The Diplomats kept pace
with their three point shooting,
making three from long dis-
tance.

Michail Rolle followed Stra-

‘ chan’s lead in the second 'quar-

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* ures, 26-16.

The Diplomats continued to
fire from long range, however
failed to connect in the period.

Saints’ flashy floor general

_ Reginald Ferguson kept the

Diplomats’ defence on their
heels, continuing to force the
issue and create fastbreaks set-
ting up his teammates for easy
scores.

Weston Saunders endéd the
second with one of the game’s
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A pair of free throws by Stra-
chan late in the third quarter
gave the Saints their biggest of
the second half, 36-24 with 1:21
remaining.

The Diplomats kept pace
with a 8-0 run which included a
pair of baskets by Travis Rolle
who finished with a game high
23 points. :

Saints march past Diplomats

Westminster trailed just 36-
32-with 19 seconds. remaining
‘in the quarter.
Strachan regained control for
the Saints and stopped the
Diplomats run with a tough

. three point play in traffic and

Saunders assisted Rolle on the
next possession who just beat
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The Diplomats would not go
away as Rolle again led a

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lama thirteen year old cancer
survivor and this is my story.

Frey Saye Leukemia. 1 have been through a journey
no child should go through. _ | always had great health and
was active in equestrian ne ‘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 for me | 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
an 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 spine to make sure the cancer
was not in my spinal fluid and sometimes had the worst
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.mom never left my side and my aunt (a retired pediatric

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My leukemia is rare and sadly it was missed in my blood
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NEKO ia
over 20%
of staff

* Chub Cay
Homeowners _
Association funding
operational expenses
and talking to
Scotiabank to stave
off potential
foreclosure
* Development hit by
owners’ woes and
‘major drop-off’ in
visitor boating traffic
@ By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

Some 11 workers, or just over
20 per cent of the staff, were.-
yesterday laid off at the Chub
Cay Club in the Berry Islands;
with the development’s Home-
owners Association said to be in
talks with its main lender, Sco-
tiabank (Bahamas), to avoid a
possible foreclosure.

Sources familiar with the situ-
ation, who spoke to Tribune
Business on condition of
anonymity, said the 50-strong
’ staff had been reduced to 39 as
Chub Cay’s managers attempt-
ed to “get everything down toa
budget” they can work with.
Another 12 employees had pre-
viously been let go last August. :

The 11 workers let go yester-

day were laid-off, rather than
terminated, Tribune Business
was told, meaning they were not
entitled to redundancy or sever-
ance pay. The Chub Cay Club
was said to be hoping to bring
them back on to the payroll
once “the financial situation sta-
bilises”.

The $250 million develop-
ment, once touted as the
‘anchor project’ for the Berry
Islands under the former
Christie administration, has fall-
en on hard times due to a com-
bination of the global credit
crunch and economic downturn.

e L e
Financing

The trio of developers behind
Chub Cay,:Florida-based Kaye
Pearson, Walt McCrory and ~
Bob Moss, have been seeking
new project financing for the
past 18 months - since summer
2007 - but have been unable to
find it as banks and lending
institutions turned off the debt
financing taps.

Asa result, the Chub Cay
project has been unable to

_ repay many debts, leading to its
two main lenders, Scotiabank
(Bahamas) and Cerberus Real
Estate Capital Management, fil-
ing separate legal actions to

_over defaults on a $45 million
and $16 million loan respective-
ly. ‘

Tribune Business revealed
earlier this month that the
developers had been hoping to
conclude an agreement with La
Perla International Living, a
Dutch-based real estate an
resort developer, to come in and

" rescue the project through pro-
viding much-needed new equity
financing.

‘However, Tribune Business

SEE page 5B



FRIDAY,

The Bahamas National Trust
yesterday said it was “absolute-
ly opposed” to the $3 million
sale of Lake Waterloo for
development into a condomini-
um complex or office building,
describing it as “the Ke
important inland wetland”
north-eastern New piavidenes
and a site of “cultural and eco-
logical importance for 200
years”.

The six-acre Lake Waterloo

site, which actually comprises -

the lake itself, is being market-
ed for sale on_ the
Damianos/Sotheby’s Interna-
tional Realty website for $3 mil-
lion. The lake backs on to prop-
erties such as UBS (Bahamas),
Bahamas Realty, Club Water-
loo, the Montague Sterling Cen-

FEBRUARY 6,

SECTION B ¢ business@tribunen

| ‘Absolutely oe
3m Lake Waterloo sale

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



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sale of ‘most important inland wetland’ in that area of
New Providence for commercial or condo use

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headquarters. .

The realtor’s’ website
described Lake Waterloo as
consisting of six acres, with an

Realtors urge government:
‘Act now’ on property tax

* BREA study shows Bahamas ‘levies the highest real
property tax in our region’, making it uncompetitive with
rivals in attracting wealthy buyers

* Association chief says developments and realtors
‘losing sales’ due to $35,000 ceiling’s removal, and says _

government does not have to wait until June to make change

* Concerns over Family Island home owners being charged
at commercial tax rates, not lower residential ones, and
having to live in properties for nine months to get exemption.

‘ll By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

The Government was yester-
day urged “not to wait until
June” and its 2009-2010 Bud-
get to alleviate the impact its
removal of the $35,000 real
property tax ceiling was having
on the second home market, the
Bahamas Réal Estate Associa-
tion’s (BREA) president say-
ing his members.in Nassau and
the Family Islands were increas-
ingly complaining it was cost-
ing them business.

William Wong told Tribune
Business that BREA had dis-
covered that “the Bahamas, by

far, levies the highest real prop-

erty tax in our region”. He said
he knew of several major high-
end developments that had

“lost several big sales, because

when people analysed what
they would pay in real property
tax, they said: ‘No way’.”

He added: “We seem to be

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Airport Industrial Park base up for
sale less than four years after opened

@ By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

Global United, the shipping agent and logistics business
run by former PLP election candidate Jackson Ritchie, has
put its Airport Industrial Park headquarters up for sale for
$1.8 million, Tribune Business can reveal.

Mark Hussey, the Damianos Sotheby’s International
Realty agent charged with securing a byryer for the prop-
erty, confirmed to Tribune Business that the company
had taken on the Global United listing within the last

three-four business days,

“We now have it listed,” Mr Hussey said. “We’ve had it
listed for two to three days, and had a bit of interest
already from certain individuals. There’s nothing con-
crete; it’s preliminary interest.”

He also confirmed that Damianos Sotheby’s Interna-
tional Realty had listed Mr Ritchie’s Sandyport residence,

SEE page 4B



FirstCaribhean under fire over new charges

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter

FIRSTCaribbean Interna-
tional Bank (Bahamas) yester-
day came under fire over plans

to charge customers $5 and $6!

per month if they did not main-
tain average monthly balances
of $500 and $1,000 for savings

‘and chequing accounts respec-

tively, a move the bank neither

_ confirmed nor denied, instead

saying that * “misinformation”
was being criculated.

Tribune Business had

received e-mails and phone calls °
- from concerned bank cus-

tomers, who surmized that if a

a,

sum of money less than $500
was left in a savings account to

‘mature for one year, under the

new policies, the account hold-
er would stand to lose around
$60 that year.

“Big loss for you buddy,” said
one e-mail author. “Come on,
man, many people can’t afford
to keep $200 monthly, much
less $500 (with) utilities, mort-

- gages, school fees, illness, ‘loans,

food...the list goes on.’

They said that if the average
monthly balance in an.account
for one year was, say, $350, the

“customer would end up’charg-

ing fees that were slightly more
than one-sixth of the account

balance. Another said: “If you
leave your savings account for a
year, they will deduct $60 a year
from that. Take $60 from $495,
and what’s the interest rate they
are charging. In this day and
time, with people losing their
jobs, that’s onerous.” The fees
were said to have come into
effect from Monday, February
2. ee

FirstCaribbean’s position,
however, is that the new suite of
retail savings and chequing
products will give “customers a
greater degree of options in

SEE page 3B

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Realtor agency names
2008 top performer

A real estate agent who

recently handled $20 million in
luxury condo hotel sales at The
Reef on Paradise Island has
been named as ERA Dupuch
Real Estate’s top performer for
2008.
. Ten-year veteran Dave ‘Croc-
odile’ McCorquodale walked
away with number one honours
after zeroing in on a segment
of the real estate market that
has continued to thrive despite
economic. challenges — luxury
properties.

Networking, and benefiting
from word of mouth referrals,
Mr McCorquodale has nurtured
relationships with second home
owners who wanted to invest in
the Bahamas.

The result, among many oth-
er single home and commercial
transactions, has been 10 sales
at the 22-storey Reef, including
its most expensive offering, the
Ocean View Resort, a residence
with a priceless view and a price
tag of $7.6 million.

“Dave’s success often sur-
prises people because he
appears quiet, almost like an
observer, never aggressive, but
he knows the market backwards
and forwards, inside out, and
he really listens to people, mulls
over their needs, considers their
timeframe, long-term plans and



then he goes to work finding -

REAL ESTATE broker Dave McCorquodale (right) is congratulated by.



ERA Dupuch Real Estate’s founder and owner, Peter Dupuch, for becom-
ing the top firm’s top performer in 2008.

the exact match. He rarely miss-

es,” said Peter Dupuch, founder _

and owner of ERA Dupuch.
“While I am honoured to be

recognised as the top broker or -
sales associate for the year,” Mr,

McCorquodale said, “I know I
would not have been able to
achieve all that I did without
the great team of ERA Dupuch
Real Estate behind me.

“You can’t find a better,

_more supportive group to work



with, right from flying all
around the islands in our com-
pany plane to look at new list-

ings or familiarise us with vari-. -

ous small islands to the net-
working and web support we
get daily. It’ s the team that is,
number one.’

Founded in 1993, ERA
Dupuch Real Estate joined the
ERA network in 2001 and has
since become the first franchise
outside the US to earn luxury
market status.

‘It has been the top-perform-
ing ERA affiliate in the
Caribbean three years running,
beating competition in Turks &
Caicos, Aruba, the Dominican
Republic, Cayman Islands and
Puerto Rico.

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Realtors urge government:
‘Act now’ on property tax

FROM page 1B

losing a lot of sales because of this real property
tax, and really need to look at this before June.
The Government needs to look at this a little
more closely and not wait until June.

“They need to move a little faster. We see
there’s a pattern, so let’s fix it. They don’t have to
wait for the Budget; it can be done in a day.
We're losing sales. Whoever buys these homes,
there’s construction, and this is how these monies
trickle down into the economy.”

Mr Wong also expressed concern about the
requirement for foreigners, who owned second
homes in the Family Islands, to live there for at

least nine months of the year to qualify for the
real property tax exemption. He described this as

“onerous” and an unrealistic” expectation on the
Government’s part. —

Agenda

Zhivargo Laing, Minister of State for Finance,
had previously told Tribune Business that the
Government would review the impact of the ceil-
ing’s removal on owner-occupied homes worth
over $3.75 million “in the ordinary course” of
preparations for the 2009-2010 Budget.

But while the issue was on the Government’s
agenda, it did not mean amendments would be
made. A recommendations paper by BREA’s
Real Property Tax Committee, which has been

seen by Tribune Business, also described as
‘unreasonable’ the practice of charging Family

Island second homeowners the 2 per cent com-.

mercial real property tax rates; rather than the
lower residential ones.

Describing the second home market as “the
backbone of many Family Island communities”,
especially Abaco and Harbour Island, the BREA
committee said: “The availability of rental accom-
modations in these areas has been the engine
that has powered the local businesses such as
boat rentals, restaurants, shops and marinas.

“At present, international property-owners are
being billed in the Family Islands as commercial
properties, even if they do not rent out their
properties. The onus has been put on the property
owner ta prove that they do not rent out their
properties.

“In order to qualify for the home owner’s
exemption, property owners must show that they
have occupied the property for a minimum peri-
od of nine months during the year, otherwise
they must pay the commercial rates, even if they
do not let out their properties. This is not at all
reasonable.”

The BREA committee urged that all Bahamas-
based second homeowners should be billed at
residential rates, not the commercial ones.

Those who did not occupy their homes for at
least nine months, they said, should not qualify for
the exemption and pay tax at a rate up to 0.75 per
cent for properties worth up to $500,000, and 1
per cent above $500,000. ;

- The BREA committee also recommended:

.* Changing the.end.of the real property tax «

billing period from December 31 to June 30, due
to the increased year-end pressures from insur-
ance premiums, Christmas expenses etc.

* Provide discounts to advance payers

* Reestablish the real property tax cap, but
raise it to $50,000 as opposed to $35,000

* Create a grace period to February 2009 to
allow payers to bring their real property tax pay-
ments up to date.

.The BREA committee acknowledged the need
to maintain the Bahamas’ competitiveness when
it came to attracting wealthy overseas real estate
buyers, with the Government’s revenue needs. It
did not want to “be seen as lobbying unneces-
sarily” on behalf of wealthy home owners who

could afford to pay real property taxes.

It concluded: “The recent revaluing of the prop-
erties throughout the Bahamas by the Valuations
Department and adjustment in rates of tax,
together with the deteriorating health of world
economies, has negatively impacted our local
property market.

“We feel that the new real property tax struc-
ture puts us at a competitive disadvantage when
compared to similar resort destinations in our

“We have discovered that the Bahamas, by far,
levies the highest real property tax in our region.
We feel that the negative impact of the new tax
structure will ultimately result in diminishing
returns, with the Treasury collecting less than
they otherwise would.”

BREA has also conducted a survey on resi-
dential property tax rates in rival Caribbean juris-
dictions, finding that neither the Cayman Islands
nor the Turks & Caicos levy real property taxes.
Jamaica has a nominal real property tax, while the
British Virgin Islands levies a 1.5 per cent house
tax based on annual rental values.

In the US Virgin Islands, the tax rate payable
on a property used for residential purposes was
1.25 per cent'of market value, the latter being
defined as 60 per cent of actual value. Numerous
reliefs were also built into the tax.

In the Bahamas, residential real property tax is
paid at 0.75 per cent on the part of the market val-
ue between $250,000-$500,000; at a 1 per cent
rate on the value above $500,000; and at 0.75 per
cent above $5 million.

The only countries with similar structures to the
Bahamas were Barbados and Bermuda, and both
those countries had more extensive tax exemption”
programmes and, for some property value cate-

’ gories, lower tax rates.

Exemption

Meanwhile, Mr Wong said the real property tax
ceiling’s removal had made the same impact on
the real estate industry as the Government’s deci-
sion to end the Stamp Tax exemption for first-
time buyers on properties worth $250,000 or less.

The administration eventually replaced this
with an exemption for first-time buyers of prop-
erties up to $500,000 in value, but the six months
it took to do this “took the wind out of the sails”,
Mr Wong argued, which had now also happened
with the real property tax change.

The BREA president said “the bulk” of the

organisation’s Abaco members - an island reliant

on the second home market and wealthy overseas
buyers - were saying sales had “just dried up”.
“Some of the major agencies in Nassau dealing
with high-end clients are saying they’re = los-
ing sales,” Mr Wong added.
“Bahamians sometimes have the wrong ie

’ We tax people because they are rich, but these are
- the people looking at the bottom line and saying:

it costs too much to_buy or. build a house here.
Let’s go-elsewh re to® "somewhere that is more



Mr Laing had per oul told d@ibune pes
ness that the impact from the real property tax
ceiling’s removal had to.be assessed in context, set
alongside the economic downturn and the
reassessments of property valuations currently
being carried out.

And he added that between 1992-1999, thiere
had been no $35,000 real property tax ceiling in
place, “and the realtors were grinning from
ear-to-ear with respect to the wider perfor-
mance of the economy.

“If you have a $10 million property being
bought and sold in the Bahamas, and you have
a $35,000 ceiling on the payment of real prop-
erty tax, someone has to ask, as it relates to fair-
ness, whether that’s fair.”

Security & General.
INSURANCE -

NOTICE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

Please be advised that
CEDAR’S INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS
LTD. TREHL PLAZA, HARROLD ROAD _.
are no longer authorized to conduct business. on
behalf of Security and General Insurance Co.,Ltd.

Please ensure that all transactions are conducted
at Security & General’s Offices in the Atlantic House
Building on Second Terrace/Collins Avenue.

i




FirstCaribbean
under fire over
new charges

FROM page 1B

their product choices”, and offer
them the “aovility to save funds
and minimise expenses associ-
ated with the operation of their
accounts”.

While this position may be
admirable to some degree,
experts familiar with all local

banks told Tribune Business ,

that most Bahamians cannot -
and do not - maintain balances
in excess of $500 in their regular
savings account.
Many banks require cus-
tomers to maintain a minimum
. balance. They said, though, that
any fees those customers find

The Tribune wants to hear
from people who are
making news in their
neighbourhoods. Perhaps
-you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
award.

If so, call us on.322-1986

unfavourable will likely result

’.in accounts being closed and

moved to competing financial
institutions.

FirstCaribbean’s website out-
lined the new products, which
include a monthly service
charge on savings and chequing
accounts that can be avoided
by maintaining a “minimum
average monthly balance”, and
an increase in the per with-
drawal charge. Chequing

_accounts will enjoy four free

withdrawals per month, while

’ chequing plus accounts will

enjoy 12; direct bank account
holders will avoid long lines and

a monthly service charge by -

making one deposit per month;
and all customers will enjoy free
Internet banking and ATM use.

According to _ First-
Caribbean’s head of retail bank-
ing, Anna De Gregory, the new
products have not yet come
online. She said people have
completely distorted the bank’s
new offerings

“We are trying to encourage
people to use Internet and
ABM services for free, unlike
our competitors,” she said. “The
charges have not been instituted
yet, but we have been handing
down information and
brochures to clients since
November and early Decem-
ber.”

Bank experts said institutions
make their money through the
maintenance of accounts which
incurs various fees.

Scotiabank representatives
said their customers pay only
the required government stamp
tax on savings accounts, but

below a minimum balance. And
they also offer free online bank-
ing and ATM withdrawal.
FirstCaribbean’s marketing
manager, Andrea M. Tanguay,
said misinformation has been
circulated about the institution’s
new offerings, which merely

seek to promote good savings .

habits. Bahamians have tradi-

’ tionally been criticised for being

notoriously. bad at saving mon-
ey. “The new retail products are
also designed to promote and
reward good saving habits,” said
Ms Tanguay.

The author of the e-mail

obtained by Tribune Business
also raised concerns over
seniors who had accounts with
FirstCaribbean, but might not
be able to maintain the required
minimum balance. ~

According to Ms Tanguay,

children and senior accounts
“continue to be exempt from
any charges”.

“We are asking our cus-
tomers and potential customers
to go into any of our branches
and get the facts about the new
suite of retail products,” she
said.

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of Mae Sweeting please
contact M. Franks

at 324-3972. This is
in regards to family in
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NOTICE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

Please be advised that
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AGENTS 63 MARATHON ROAD, NASSAU,

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are no longer authorized to conduct business on
behalf of Security and General Insurance Co.,Ltd.

Please ensure that all transactions are conducted
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to meet you.

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considering applications for. the following position: Da



Tradelnvest Asset Management Ltd.
_. Aprivate wealth management company
is currently seeking a qualified, energetic and confident
individual for the position of

TRUST PROFESSIONAL

All interested persons are asked to drop off resumes to
DA#66702, c/o The Tribune, P.O. Box N3207, Nassau, The Bahamas

“MINISTRY OF WORKS & TRANSPORT

me Ideal applicant will:
Road Traffic Department

~ 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.

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

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Road Traffic Department is pleased’ to remind the general public of the
_ established protocol for the inspection and Licensing of Company Vehicles.

various parts. .
Be capable of understanding and administering complex fiduciary structures.

his ed Sp secre ea eclly eclcacsca Sb eustmanidh tachi ob Road Be comfortable in reviewing financial statements, and have a basic understanding of

Traffic Department. In an effort to expedite and ensure a smooth registration
procees the department advises that it will commence registration February 2,
2009. All companies with a fleet of five (5) or more vehicles are encourage to
prepare and’ submit the required documents to the Account Unit of the Road

' Traffic Department to ensure an appointment for Inspection. The department
further wishes to advise that applications will be processed on first come, first —
serve basis

investment and financial transactions.

. Have a full understanding of corporate structures and the responsibilities of Dhecirs and
corporate formalities.
Have the ability to work under pressure and without constant supervision.

Have uncompromising personal and business ethics,

The following documents are required:-

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. .

(1) Cover note stating the Make, Model, Year, and Serial number

(2) Total number of all vehicles to be licensed

(3) A copy of the disc for each vehicle.

(4) Original certificate of insurance (no copies will be accepted).

(5) Special Permit Letter (Ministry of Works) for all Miscellaneous Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume no later than Friday, February 13, 2009 as
Vehicles. . . -. follows:

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

or by mail as follows:
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Telephone (242) 702.2000 ~ Facsimile (242) 702-2002

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" aboolutely no personal cheques)

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Tee eee eee ee
Global United seeking $1.8m for Nassau HQ

rationale for Global United
placing its Nassau headquar-
ters on the market could not
be obtained.

It is possible that the com-
pany is seeking to obtain a
lump cash sum, and boost its
finances, through a sale-and-
leaseback deal, where it will
ment yésterday, and his cell sell the building and remain
phone was switched off,so the in the premises as a tenant,

NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE of REGINALD WINFIELD KNOWLES
late and domiciled of the Eastgrn District of the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, deceased.

FROM page 1B

which was previously adver-
tised for sale or lease by own-
er in the newspapers, for sale.

Mr Ritchie did not return
Tribune Business’s phone call
and message seeking com-









Notice is hereby given that all persons having any claim or
demand against the above Estate are requested to send their
names, addresses and particulars of the same certified in
writing to the undersigned on or before the 11th day of March
A.D. 2009 and if: required, to prove such debts or claims or
in default be excluded from any distribution; after the above
date the assets will be distributed having regard only to the
proved debts or claims of which the Executor shall have had notice. .

And Notice is hereby given that all persons
indebted to the said Estate are requested to make full
settlement’ on or before the 11th day of March A.D. 2009










Dated the 4th day of February, A.D. 2009




ROBERTS, ISAACS & WARD
’ Attorney for the Executor
Chambers
Bay Street & Victoria Avenue

Nassau, Bahamas






IN THE ESTATE OF RUTH
AGNES GRANGER late of |
No. 15 Infant View Road in the
Southern District of the Island
of New Providence, Bahamas,
deceased.

‘NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that all
persons having-any claim-or demand
against the said-estate-are required to ©
send the same duly certified in writing

_ to the undersigned on or before the 17th
day of February, A.D. 2009, after which
date the Executor will proceed to
distribute the estate having regard only
to the claims of which he shall have
had notice.

AND notice is hereby given that all
persons indebted to the estate are
required to make full settlement on or
before the date hereinabove mentioned.

CEDRIC L. PARKER & CO.
Attorneys for the Executor
~ 9 Rusty Bethel Drive
Nassau, The Bahamas

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Abaco Markets

Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark i
Bahamas Waste

Fidelity Bank

Cable Bahamas

Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank (S1)
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
pameuers

Fin

FirstCaribbean Bank
Focol (S)

Focol Class B Preference
Freeport Concrete

ICD Utilities

J. S. Johnson

1000.00
1000.00
1000.00

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

Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref) —
RND Holdings

ABDAB
Bahamas Supermarkets

Colina Bond Fund

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

, CFAL Global Bond Fund

CFAL Global Equity Fund

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

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paying rent to the new owner.

However, the nature of the
marketing language employed
by Damianos Sotheby’s Inter-
national Realty indicates that
Global United is looking for
an outright sale and will
vacate the 6,653 square foot
office.premises once a new
buyer is found.

Website

The realtor’s website said

of the Global United proper-

ty: “This office/warehouse
facility is located at the Air-
port Industrial Park and 10
minutes from Nassau Interna-
tional Airport.

“The one acre site is fully
enclosed by a 10-foot high
chain link fence, and sits on
two commercial lots with 200
feet on the road. Purchaser
has the option to purchase
four additional lots in the rear.
_ “The main building is suit-
able for commercial office use,
and/or could be converted into
a warehouse. In addition there
is a small detached building,
which is currently used as a
lunch room. This unique

office/warehouse is well situ-
ated and offers unlimited
potential to anyone that wish-
es to expand or consolidate
their business.”

Global United’s decision to
sell its Nassau headquarters
comes less than four years
after the premises, were
opened amid much fanfare,
with then-Prime Minister Per-
ry Christie in attendance.

The moves follows the com-
pany’s well-publicised prob-
lems with the Customs and
Treasury Departments. Four
separate civil lawsuits were
filed by the Comptroller of
Customs and the Treasury
Department against Global
United late last year, demand-

_ing the payment of around $6

million allegedly owed by the
company in cruise passenger
departure taxes, customs
duties and other fees it should
have passed on to the Gov-
ernment on behalf of its
clients.

It is understood that the
company may be working with
Customs to sort out.a repay-
ment schedule.

Several sources also sug-

gested yesterday that the

Global United store at Sandy-
port was scheduled to close at
the end of February, although
Tribune Business was unable
to confirm this.

However, Global United
has certainly been seeking to
liquidate assets, having adver-
tised the sale of some 52
trucks, vans and trailers,
including heavy-duty Mack
trucks, box delivery trucks,
and trailers in the newspapers
recently.

The advert asked buyers to

contact numbers for Global

United, with forklifts and 150 -

chassis also available for sale.

The company has also

undergone substantial down-
sizing in recent months, with
numerous employees being let
go.

Several observers have sug-
gested that Global United is

' struggling under the weight of

the heavy debts it took on to
fund its rapid expansion that
began in April 2004 when, in
its former guise as Tanja
Enterprises, it acquired

Freeport-based United Ship- -
ping. :
It followed that up the fol-

lowing year with the purchase

of Nassau-based Global Cus-
toms Brokers & Trucking and
World. Bound Couriers,

. enabling it to enter the New

Providence market as a major
player in the shipping agency,
distribution, logistics and
transportation business with
more than 200 employees.

Those acquisitions were

largely financed with debt bor-
rowed from .FirstCaribbean
International Bank
(Bahamas), and some have
suggested that Global United
expanded too far, too fast.
Many businesses with a con-
siderable debt burden have
struggled in the current reces-
sionary climate, with revenues
and cash flow falling, leaving
them struggling to meet debt
repayments.
- Mr Ritchie started as a
naval officer in the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force,
where he served from 1977 to
1983.

After leaving the Defence
Force, he became the assis-
tant port director and harbour
master of the Freeport’ Har-
bour Company, where he
served until 1991, when he left
to start Tanja Enterprises.

NOTICE is hereby given that SHELER MICHEL of #19
BELLOT ROAD, off FAITH AVENUE 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 6" day of February, 2009 to the
Minister: responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O.
Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

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

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that BERNADETTE JOSEPH of
MOUNT ROYAL AVENUE, P.O. BOX N-805, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as.a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any.reason why registration/naturalization should
_not be granted, should send a written and signed-statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 30 day of
January, 2009'to the Minister responsible for nationality
and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

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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 6" day of February, 2009 to the Minister
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to change my name to SHANIQUE ONELL MELISSA
RAKIA COLLIE. 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) ane after the date of publication of

NOTICE

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

NOTICE

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

NOTICE

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

Legal Notice
NOTICE

CRANE FLOWER LIMITED.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (4) ‘of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, CRANE FLOWER LIMITED. is in dis-
solution as of February 4, 2009.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated as 35A

Regent Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is the
Liquidator.

LIQUIDATOR


THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2009, PAGE 5B



Bahamas National Trust ‘absolutely
opposed’ to $3m Lake Waterloo sale

FROM page 1B

The Damianos/Sotheby’s
International Realty website
added: “This is a man-made
lake originally created for a tur-
tle crawl. The location is ideal
for a condo or office building,

possibly with a moat around it. .

The water is approximately six
to eight feet deep. A building

constructed in this location will
offer gorgeous views of Mon-
tague Bay.”

Several sources said it would
be “pretty expensive” for any
buyer to acquire Lake Water-
loo, then drain it of water and
fill it will thousands of cubic feet
of fill.

After being contacted by Tri-
bune Business about the mat-

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‘TOP ENERGY LTD.

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‘Notice is hereby given that in accordance. with Section 138 |

(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of TOP ENERGY LTD. has been completed;

a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Com-

pany has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

ter yesterday, Eric Carey, the
Bahamas National Trust’s exec-
utive director, said: “We are

absolutely opposed to that area
being developed. We would be

quite distressed, and are very
distressed, as to what’s on that
website [Damianos/Sotheby’s
International Realty].”

Mr Carey said the Bahamas
National Trust was likely to

‘write to Dr Earl Deveaux; min-

ister of the environment, about
the situation today. He added
that while the vendors had
referred to it as a ‘man-made
lake’ made for a turtle crawl,
“I'd be willing to bet this is a
mangrove wetland, which has
been chopped about a bit with
some mangroves removed”.
The National Trust executive

said the contours and shape of

the land surrounding Lake
Waterloo, based on documents
it had assessed and were in its
possession, gave a clear indica-
tion that the area was actually a
tidal creek/tidal wetland.

“We are certainly against that
being filled in,” Mr Carey said,
adding that the National Trust

“We are absolutely opposed to
that area being developed. We
would be quite distressed, and
are very distressed, as to
what’s on that website (Dami-
anos/Sotheby’s International

Realty).”



Ministry of the Environment,
and nearby landowners such as
Higgs & Johnson, about putting
in boardwalks that would allow
employees, their families,
friends and, ultimately, the gen-
eral public, to enjoy Lake
Waterloo as a public space.

“It is easily the most impor-
tant internal wetland in the
north-east area of the island,

‘and therefore very, very impor-

tant for the wildlife in the area,”
Mr Carey said. “I can remem-
ber it as a wonderful spot to

Legal Notice

: NOTICE |.
CENTERVILLE GROUP INC.

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

the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



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| NOTICE |
HARP GROUP LIMITED

a Py

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

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

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BETHEL of 14 FERDINAND DRIVE; REGENCY PARK, P.O.
BOX FH-14343, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, intend to change my
child’s:name from to IMANI_ AKIRA CHELSEA BETHEL to
IMANI AKIRA CHELSEA MOSS. If there are any objections
to this change of name, by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, PRO.Box N-742,
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publication of this notice.

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its Entrance Examination on SATURDAY,
FEBRUARY 7th, 2009 at the school on
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students wishing to enter ea: 7,8, 9 and
10.

Application forms are available at the High
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Eric Carey

sail.

“It has been culturally and
ecologically important for near-
ly 200 years. We will state a
strong opposition to its sale and
destruction. We’re losing too
many wetlands on this island.”
. Nearby businesses also
expressed concern over Lake
Waterloo’s potential sale and
future use as a commercial
office/condominium complex.

Peter Dupuch, owner and
founder of ERA Dupuch Real
Estate, told Tribune Business:

“Pm concerned. I’m very con-

cerned. I don’t think anyone
knew the lake was private, and
the sale has taken everyone by
surprise. No one told us.

“If it was man-made, it was

surely made a long time ago, .

and I feel we need to protect
the environment. ‘It’s just the
beauty of it. It’s nice to have
the lake there. Look at Nassau
now; it’s just buildings. In that
area of Shirley Street in the next
LO years, it’s going to be pretty
grown up commercially and it
would be nice to keep that lake
there.”

Resort project
lays off over

20% of staff
FROM page 1B

was yesterday told by a source
close to developments that the
potential deal with La Perla
International had broken down
around a month ago.

Scotiabank (Bahamas) parent
in Toronto had now taken the
lead in dealing with its loan
exposure, and the Chub Cay
Homeowners Association was
now “trying to work something
out with the bank” to prevent it
from foreclosing on the project.

“They’re still looking for an
investor partner, and right now
the Homeowners Association
are funding the operational
expenses” of the resort and
marina, the source said. “Nego-
tiations are still ongoing.”

Besides the project’s own
financing woes, Tribune Busi-
ness was yesterday told that the |
Chub Cay Club had not been
spared the tourism downturn
impacting other Bahamian
resorts, with the volume of visit-
ing boat traffic having “signifi-
cantly fallen off, and so has rev-
enue”. ©

“It has dropped tremendous-
ly, and I can’t even begin to say
by how much,” one source told
Tribune Business, adding that
the Chub Cay club had been
forced to cancel two fishing
tournaments in the past two
months. One of those was the
Chub Cay Billfish Tournament,
which had been scheduled for
21-24 January.

Another fishing isusmnene
set for April 2009,-is also in the
balance, Tribune Business was
told: ;

Apart from its problems with
the banks, the Chub Cay devel-
opment was also hit when two
Bahamian contractors, Osprey
Developers and Gunite Pools,
obtained default judgments
against the project worth

, $468,000, in relation to alleged

unpaid work.

NOTICE

CABEX INTERNACIONAL LTD.

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! =NOTICE-is:hereby given ithiat an Extraordinary General:Meeting
' “of Sharéhdiders of Cabex ‘ntetridcional ‘Ltd. ‘was held ‘at ‘the
Registered Office of the Company, Suite 306, Centre of

Commerce, One Bay Street, Nassau, The Commonwealth of

The Bahamas, on January 16, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. The following

resolution was passed:

RESOLVED that

Cabex

Internacional Ltd. be

voluntarily wound up and that Mrs. Maria M. Férére of

FT Consultants Ltd. be appointed Liquidator for the

purpose of the winding up.

Dated the 6" day of February, 2009

Maria M. Féreére
Liquidator

IN THE ESTATE OF
CHARLOTTE ELOITE
THOMPSON late of #7, Sea
Horse Drive, Sea Breeze Estates
in the Eastern District of the
Island of New Providence,
Bahamas, deceased.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that all
persons having any claim or demand
against the said estate are required to
send the same duly certified in writing
to the undersigned on or before the 17th
day of February, A.D. 2009, after which
date the Administrator will proceed to
distribute the estate having regard only
to the claims of which he shall have
had notice.

AND notice is hereby given that all
persons indebted to the estate are
required to make full settlement on or
before the date hereinabove mentioned.

CEDRIC L. PARKER & CO.
Attorneys for the Executor
9 Rusty Bethel Drive
Nassau, The Bahamas


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Boston 29/-1
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Charleston, SC 56/13
Chicago 36/2
Cleveland 28/-2
Dallas 70/21
Denver 58/14
Detroit — 26/-3
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