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Title:
The Tribune
Uniform Title:
Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
Portion of title:
Nassau tribune
Place of Publication:
Nassau, Bahamas
Publisher:
Tribune
Publication Date:
Copyright Date:
2009
Frequency:
Daily, except Sunday
daily
normalized irregular
Language:
English
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.

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newspaper ( sobekcm )
newspaper ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
Bahamas

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Description based on: Vol. 79, no. 210 (Aug. 3, 1983); title from caption.

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PM, ministe
in Atlantis talks

Govt officials
tight-lipped
after discussions
with executives

@ By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter

tthompson@tribunemedia.net. - :

-PREME; Minister. Hubert
Ingraham led a delegation of
_ Cabinet ministers to a meeting
to discuss "a number of things”
with executives at the Atlantis
resort. ‘

There was widespread specu- -

lation yesterday that the prop-
erty was preparing to reduce its
staff further.

However, The Tribune was
told that government was given
assurances that the resort would
not be conducting any layoffs

~“at this time”.

Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham through his secretary told
The Tribune that he went to

lunch at Atlantis but did not.

offer further comment on wha
was discussed.

Other officials also remained
tightlipped on the details dis-
cussed at the lunch, two cabinet
ministers present stressed that
the possibility of more lay offs
was not on the agenda.

While not revealing any
specifics of what was said at the
gathering, Tourism Minister Vin-
cent Vanderpool-Wallace said
the positive discussions touched
on a number of issues that need
to be worked out between gov-
ernment and the luxury resort.

"I don't wish to comment on

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PRESIDENT OF THE ROTARY
CLUB of New Providence
Rodney Collie and member
Inspector Ken Strachan
presented five-year-old Roshan
Kelly with a new computer.

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By MEGAN
REYNOLDS ©

Tribune Staff Reporter |

mreynolds@- ,
tribunemedia.net

THE vital link between
a child with a rare disease
and her doctor in the Unhit-
ed States was ripped away
when burglars’ raided the
family home.

Lina Kelly, 42, mother
of five-year-old Roshan,
returned to find their home
in Great Britain Street, off

| Bahama Boulevard, had
_been robbed while she had

been out for about two
hours. ¢

But Mrs Kelly was not
concerned about the valu-
able jewellery, or the
mobile phone that had been
taken — it was the laptop
that provides constant
access to Roshan’s doctor
in Miami that filled her with
despair.

Roshan was born with
volvulus, a twisting of the
short intestine, and has

SEE page 12

Govt set to borrow























around $200m
to rescue BEC

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

TO RESCUE a “financially
compromised” Bahamas Elec-
tricity Corporation, Govern-
ment is shortly set to borrow a
“substantial” sum of money —
in the region of $200 million —
or float bonds, it has been
revealed.

According to the Minister
with responsibility for BEC,
Earl .Deveaux, the combined
effect of a series of develop-
ments in the last year have left
the corporation hunting for
ways to raise money.

Mr Deveaux said: “BEC’s
tariff as you may recall, was
reduced, that was followed

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Opposition plan
legally challenge
Police Act provisior
The PLP will make move

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










THE Opposition will
launch a legal challenge |.
| against a provision in the

proposed Police Force Act
2009 that would limit the
tenure of police commis-'
: sioners if the Bill is passed :
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leader of Opposition: busi- [iam ee
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‘think the matter isultimately provision.

going to have to be tested,”
said Dr Bernard Nottage, MP. for Bain and Grants Town:

His comments, in an interview with The Tribune, came |
after Government MPs claimed to have blown apart the |
argument advanced by former attorney general PLP MP
Alfred Sears last week in support of the Opposition’s charge
that provision seven is out of step with the constitution.

In his contribution on the second reading of the Police | _
Force Act 2009 yesterday, minister of state for youth, sports |
and culture, Desmond Bannister said -he had proved that
there is “no sound legal basis” to the argument against the

_ SEE page 13°










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PROSECUTORS intend to
proceed with a voluntary bill of
indictment in the alleged $25
million extortion of Hollywood
actor John Travolta, it was"
revealed yesterday.

Attorney and former Pro-
gressive Liberal Party senator
Pleasant Bridgewater, 49, and
paramedic Tarino Lightbourne,
47, both of Grand Bahama,
have been charged in the
alleged extortion plot that has
attracted a great deal of inter-
national media attention.

Lightbourne has been held at
Her Majesty’s Prison since his
arraignment as no one has
stood surety for his bail. He was
escorted by police to Court 8,
Bank Lane, shortly before

SEE page 14

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THE TRIBUNE



@ By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter

J USTICE campaigners Greg
and Tanya Cash were back in

the Supreme Court yesterday

for a hearing on whether they
should be granted leave to
appeal a judge’s order declar-
ing them “vexatious litigants.”

Senior justice Anita Allen is
expected to make a ruling on
the matter on Friday. After
hearing brief submissions from
Mrs Cash and Kayla Green-

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in the Supreme Court

Smith of the Attorney Gener-
al’s Office, Justice Allen noted
that the issue had been nar-
rowed down to whether Mr and
Mrs Cash needed leave to
appeal or whether they could
take their appeal directly to the
Court of Appeal.

The couple have waged a
six-year legal battle against
the Baptist education
authorities and are seeking
to appeal a ruling handed

down by Senior Justice '

Allen on January 12; in

which they were declared ;

“vexatious litigants.”

In defence of their appli-
cation yesterday, Mrs Cash
cited the 2001 case of Ebert
vs The Official Receiver and

others in which the appel-
lant was granted leave to
appeal a “vexatious litigant”
declaration. Kayla Green-
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appeal of such a kind.

The couple’s legal battles
stem from the alleged
wrongful dismissal of Mr
Cash from his job as a phys- -
ical education teacher at
Jordan Prince William High
School in October 2002.
Since then, he and his wife
have made a number of
allegations, including that
their human and constitu-
tional rights were breached.

Justice Allen ruled that
the couple is barred from
continuing any legal action
or having anyone initiate
any proceedings on their
behalf. She said that the
couple could initiate proper
proceedings with leave of
the court.

The Attorney Getieral’ s
Office had filed an applica-
tion in Supreme Court
against the couple, seeking
a court ruling that they be
barred from taking any fur-
ther legal action because
most of their actions are
vexatious and amount to an
abuse of the court’s process.

Attorneys Kayla Green-
Smith and Wendy Poitier-
Albury are representing the
Attorney General’s Office in
the matter. The couple are
defending themselves.

The Cashes made headlines
last October when President of
the Court of Appeal Dame

. Joan Sawyer ordered Mrs Cash

to either publish an apology for

-scandalising the court or be

jailed for contempt.

Mrs Cash refused to publish
an apology. However, she was
not jailed for contempt as a dif-
ferently constituted court said
that the issue was “done with.”

New evidence
surfaces in
retrial of man
accused of
crew killings

THE retrial of a security
guard accused of killing four
crew members of the Joe Cool
charter boat brought to light
new evidence alleging that the
accused had planned the
hijack with his partner long
before the killings off the
coast of Bimini in September
2007.

Assistant US Attorney Jef-
frey Tsai told a 12-member
jury.in a Miami Federal Court
on the first day of Guillermo
Zarabozo’s retrial on Monday,

_ that the violent episode had

been months in the making,
according to The Miami Her-
ald. A defence attorney for 20-
year-old Zarabozo said his
older partner, Kirby Archer,
“fooled” him into believing
they had chartered the Joe
Cool to Bimini to work as
bodyguards for government
officials there — before a
future trip to Cuba for a CIA
“secret mission” and that
Zarabozo was unaware the
killings would occur.

Archer pleaded guilty and
was sentenced to life in prison,
while Zarabozo faces trial on
a 16-count conspiracy and kid-
napping and murder charges,
The Herald reports.

The first trial ended with
jurors hung on 12 counts but
convicting Zarabozo of pro-
viding a gun used to kill the
four crew members.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009, PAGE 3



In brief

Move to
allow public
to oversee
police
complaints
inquiries ©

‘By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia. net _
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‘MEMBERS of the public

may be’ ‘invited to oversee

investigations into complaints
made against police officers
tinder: a provision included in

‘the’ Police Force Act 2009 cur-

‘rently being debated in parlia-

ment.

The Police Complaints
Inspectorate, established
under section 78 of the pro-
posed Act, will be an indepen-
dent body made up of five
people appointed by the Gov-
ernor General “possessing the
qualifications which (he)
deems necessary” for the task.

Bar one
individual
who can
have
“retired
from the
force at a
rank of
superinten-
dent or
above”, no
appointee
will have
been
employed
as a mem-
ber of the
police force
or held —

elected political office in the

- five years prior to their

appointment.

Confidence

Contributing to the debate
on the Act yesterday, MP for
Pineridge Kwasi Thompson
said the introduction of the
body, which is “partially made
up of civiljans”; , will be a step
towards enhancing the pub-
lic’s confidence in the com-
plaints process.
“The public is concerned
about whether the police are
able to police themselves.
Often you see allegations
made about an officer Who
abused his authority and the .
public does not see the end
result of what investigation
takes place.
“The Police Complaints
Inspectorate’s function is to
review the investigation and
the determination of the com-
plaint and report to the minis-
ter.
“They even have the power
to request information, docu-
ments, all things with respect
to the complaint, and call wit-
nesses.
“The inspectorate will be
made up partially of civilians
who are able to review com-
plaints against police to ensure
that the investigation was car-
ried out properly,” said Mr
Thompson.
For many years, the public
has come forward to the press
with innumerable allegations
detailing abuses of authority
by police officers, including

' descriptions of officers using
excessive force, engaging in
corruption in its many forms,
or not pursuing investigations
into illegal acts to the fullest
extent.

As Mr Thompson noted,
people also often express dis-
appointment in the reaction
they réceive when they report
such allegations.

The MP said the police offi-
cers he has spoken to are
“extremely supportive” of the
proposed inspectorate because
it is intended to assuage the
public’s concerns in this
regard to some degree.

“It will assist from (the)
public’s point of view and also
from police’s point of view.
(Officers) believe that having
an inspectorate will help them
demonstrate to the public that
they do indeed take com-
plaints seriously and they
believe that an independent
inspectorate will prevent any

_ apparent favouritism in deal-
ing with officers who are sub-
ject to complaints,” he said.

Under the section which
defines who can sit on the
inspectorate, the Police Farce
Act 2009 states that in place of
a police officer who retired at
the rank of superintendent or
above, one person on the
inspectorate should have at
least ten year’s standing as an
attorney-at-law.





_ Kwasi
Thompson

@ By TRIBUNE
STAFF WRITERS

CORRUPT senior police
officers are preventing their
subordinates from raiding
“numbers houses” and illegal
gambling halls across New
Providence, :a-source.-inside
the force told The Tribune
yesterday.

The oifieee who spoke on
condition of anonymity, said
he recently visited a promi-
nent numbers house while in
uniform and was actually chal-
lenged by an employee, who
asked what the officer was
doing there.

“T told him, ‘Well I’m on my
regular patrols and this is a
part of my beat’. And this fel-
la said to me, “Well, I already
paid the boss’. So I told him I
wasn’t there in reference to
my boss,” the source said.

He said he knows about
many similar incidents involv-
ing junio‘ officers, who claim
they later received a call from
a ‘superior who instructed
them not to hassle the estab-
lishment in.question again.

“And things like this hap-

pen all the time. Wherever
these numbers houses are,
they are off limits,” he said.
_ He said some senior officers
also warn their subordinates
not to investigate the many
large gambling houses where
‘dealer’s choice’ and blackjack
are played.

Reporting

Responding to the claims,
Acting Commissioner Regi-
nald Ferguson said corruption
must be weeded out of the
force.

He stressed that the public
needs to play its part in help-
ing the police:identify corrupt
officers by reporting any sus-
pect behaviour immediately.

However, Mr Ferguson was
keen to distinguish claims of
corruption from suggestions
that the force as an organisa-
tion has agreed “not to
enforce the law” when it
comes to numbers houses —
calling any such suggestions
“absolutely unfounded.” |

Commissioner Ferguson has
gone on the record in the past
to declare that corruption
“will not be. tolerated” and
any officer found breaking
the law will be prosecuted to
the “fullest extent” of the law.

He said yesterday: “The

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has a responsibility to deliver
quality service to the Bahami-
an people and we are not

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stopping raids on illegal
sambling halls - source .

Junior officers reportedly prevented
from targeting ‘numbers houses’ —

Reginald Ferguson

going to do it if we allow:the -

organisation to be compro-
mised by corruption.

“And so it has got to be the
responsibility, aim and objec-
tive of those who lead the
organisation to try and keep it
as clean and free of corrup-
tion as possible.

Compromise

“Therefore when you find
people or officers in the
organisation who involve
themselves in corrupt activi-
ties, then they have got to be
dealt with.

“Not only that, they have to
be seen to be dealt with, so
that everybody will know
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Bahamas Police
Force has a
responsibility to
deliver quality
service to the
Bahamian people
and we are not
going to do it if
we allow the
organisation to
be compromised
by corruption.”



selves and their services they
will be subject to appropriate
action.

“It’s just that simple. ’m
committed to that and that
hasn’t changed,” he said.

As a result of the prosecu-
tion of several officers since
he took the post, Commis-
sioner Ferguson admitted that
he is not the “most popular”
person on the force.

However, he pointed out,
the job is not a “popularity
contest.”

“Through the years, as I
progressed in this organisa-
tion and went from depart-
ment to department, I often
said I didn’t come here for you

to love me, I’ve come here to -

do a job. ‘And I suppose it
affected popularity, but that’s

not what I’m about,” he said.





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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE



The Tribune Limited



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

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(Hon) LL.D; D.Litt.

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Island customers still want Tribunes

ABACO WAS the only island yesterday that
received its regular supply of Tribunes. Har-
bour Island and Andros, which are not affected
by The Tribune’s delivery problems with
Bahamasair because they have their own deliv-
ery arrangements, also received their Tribunes
as usual.

Instead of the bulk supply of Tribunes to
Freeport and the other islands, an electronic
edition went up on line at 2pm yesterday and
was available world-wide to anyone who had a
computer, including all of our islanders. How-
ever, many in our islands, who have no com-
puters had no Tribune. These include taxi dri-

vers, who sit and read their newspaper while :

waiting for a fare. There is still much head-
scratching being done at The Tribune in Nassau
to find out how we can accommodate all of
them. Many loyal readers from the islands are
sending in their ideas to get around the problem,
but all of their suggestions, already explored
by The Tribune, have failed.

On Monday we were faced with hard eco-
nomic facts: Delivery of Tribunes by Bahama-
sair was cost prohibitive and had to stop. Instead
we transmitted the newspaper electronically.

However, we didn’t reckon with those deter-
-mined descendants of Abaco’s seafaring Loy-
alists. Come hell or high water, they are deter-
-mined.to-have.their-daily. Tribune =~ and a they

}. want.it in their ‘hands... ‘
“We have had such an outcry front c our cus:

tomers, who want their papers, and who are
willing to pay for them that we are trying to
enter into an arrangement with Bahamasair,”
said Bellevue manager Timothy Sands.

The newspaper was flown to Marsh Har-
bour by Bahamasair early yesterday morning,
picked up as usual by a friend of the owners of
Bellevue Business Depot, put in subscribers’
boxes with the remainder going on the shelves
for sale. Tribune subscribers were jubilant. The
one hitch: Bellevue does not know what to
charge them.

Ms Janice Sawyer of Bellevue contacted
Bahamasair to inform the national flag carrier
that Bellevue would pay for the delivery of its
newspapers. It tried to negotiate a price. There
are three rates under Bahamasair’s new pricing
system, calculated by the weight of the bundle
— minimum, normal and quantity rates. Belle-

vue tried to establish a line of credit, payment ©

being made either weekly or monthly.
However, Ms Sawyer was told that. Bahama-
sair would open no new accounts. She was
referred to someone in the accounts depart-
ment. The person contacted in accounts said

she was not the right person, and referred Ms -

Sawyer to someone else: Ms Sawyer could not
find that “someone else.” She has’ left three



voice mails. None has been answered.

The first contact told Ms Sawyer that the
only way Bahamasair would deliver The Tri-
bunes would be if cash were paid when they
were collected from Marsh Harbour airport.
This is an impossible request because as pricing

~ is on weight, the cost will vary from day to day

depending on the weight of.the newspapers.
Therefore, Bellevue would not know what mon-
ey to send on a daily basis.

Added to which they still don’t know what
rate they will be charged. Their newspapers
usually arrive in one bundle, which would put
them in the higher price range. Yesterday they
arrived in two smaller bundles. If each bundle
were weighed. and charged separately, they
would attract.a lower pricing rate. However,
Bellevue has not been able to talk with any-
one to find out how their charges will be calcu-
lated. Obviously Bahamasair is not interested in
doing business. Bellevue tried to make arrange-
ments with Bahamasair’s Marsh Harbour office
to pay at the end of the week. “No, cash on
delivery,” was the terse reply.

How they picked up their papers yesterday

. morning with no one asking any questions, they

do not know. They assume that the Nassau
office failed to instruct its Marsh Harbour han-
dlers and the flight arrived too early for its

-office staff to be there to supervise the offload-

ing. And so, the Bellevue friend, who as a favour

‘collects the early morning papers and knew
nothing of the rule-change, walked into the ter-

minal as usual, picked up his Tribunes, paid
nothing, and left.

We have been told that when Bellevue’s
papers are collected, a lone bundle of Tribunes
is often left.sitting at the terminal, addressed to
another island, usually Eleuthera. “They obvi-
ously put it on the wrong plane,” we were told.
Over the years, even Bellevue has complained

about. Bahamasair’s indifferent delivery of its:

newspapers. Obviously, Bahamasair does not
understand that 4 newspaper has a very short
shelf-life. However, although The Tribune reg-
ularly pays the airline for delivery, the paper is
loaded onto the aircraft if and when there is
space. If there is no space because of baggage,
the newspaper bundles are bumped for later
flights. Often they arrive at their destination
too late and cannot be sold.

Over the years The Tribune has had constant —

complaints of either non-delivery, or late deliv-
ery, In both cases the airline is paid. However,
in each case The Tribune has had to write off
the loss to its customers for Bahamasair’s fail-
ures.

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now take note, contact Bellevue and try to enter
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Suicides and
the lessons of
Richard Cory

EDITOR, The Tribune.

The lessons of Richard Cory.
Suicide, described in the Mod-
ern Dictionary of Sociology as

_ “death resulting from a deliberate

act of self destruction or from
inaction when it is known that
inaction will have fatal conse-
quences,” over the past few
months, has made the front pages
of all of our morning dailies.

Over the centuries, the phe-
nomenon has been studied by
many health professionals, includ-
ing doctors, psychiatrists and soci-
ologists — the most notable prob-
ably being French sociologist and
philosopher, Emile Durkheim
(1858-1917).

In the aftermath of three recent

' suicides, noted psychiatrist Dr

David Allen has weighed in on
the topic, with even, according to
National Security Minister Tom-
my Turnquest, the: Royal
Bahamas Police Force conduct-
ing an analysis.

The. question of suicide has also
found prominent play in the
works of such writers as William
Shakespeare (1564-1616), in

‘Romeo and Juliet, Antony and

Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Mac-
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usage, many of the characters in
Shakespeare’s works are not
unlike the folks we encounter on
a daily basis.

The popular music duo, Simon
and Garfunkel, found inspiration
for one of their songs on their
album, Sounds of Silence, from
the poem, Richard Cory, written
by Edwin Arlington Robinson
(1869-1935).

In Simon and Garfunkel’s ver-
sion (now available as a ring tone
on your cellphone) a man who
worked in Cory’s factory, cursing
his poverty and the life he was
living, wished he could be like
Richard Cory, who owned one
half of the whole town, had thé
“right” connections and “every-
thing a man could want: power,
grace, and style.”

But, according to the original
version of the poem, although he
was “richer than a king,” and
“fluttered pulses when he said,
‘Good morning,’ and glittered
when he walked,” there was

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something drastically missing in
Richard Cory’s life. Inexplicably,
the poem ends, on “One calm
summer night (he) Went home
and put a bullet through his
head.”

In the US, according to statis-
tics, although young men repre-
sent the highest risk group for
suicide among blacks — attrib-
uted to factors such as the psy-
chological impact of discrimina-
tion, a lack of employment oppor-
tunities and unrealised aspira-
tions, suicide rates are among the
lowest. In 1979 to 1981, while the
rates for whites per 100,000 was
12.9, for blacks it was 5.7, Black
women have virtually the lowest
recorded suicide rates in the US.
Among black communities, the
strong support of family and
church is seen as a significant fac-
tor in “Staying alive.”

According to one theory, allud:
ed to in the fictional case of
Richard Cory, attainment of sta-
tus in a highly competitive, and
perhaps insecure field can gener-
ate high stress and an increase in
suicidal potential.

SIMON ARTZI .
Nassau,
February, 2009. .

How can an airline be allowed to levy
increased charges on pillar of democracy?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I was astonished The Tribune is being forced to
pull.out of supplying the Family Islands with copies
of the paper because of a new Bahamasair fare
structure — not because the airline has raised its
rates but because newspapers have not been exempt-
ed from the increase and that therefore can no

longer afford to maintain supply.

For many years print media in many counties
have been offered preferential (sometimes free)
rates by transport companies, including those in the

part and sometimes, perhaps rarely, also speak of
how their country is threatened by the lack of basic

torate.

skills in reading and writing in so many of the elec-

How can they stand idly by and allow a national-
ly-owned airline to levy such increased charges on
one of the pillars of democracy?

It matters not one jot that The Tribune tends to

support one political colour. The point is it repre-

UK where sadly soon-to-be departed Tribune man-

aging editor John Marquis cut his journalistic teeth; .
because a readily available, varied media has been
recognised as being essential for democracy, and

also because of its role in helping to spread literacy.

Politicians in The Bahamas often speak loudly
and proudly of the democracy of which they are a

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right in which to share. And people in the Family
Islands will be deprived of that right.

STUART GARNER

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paper chains in the US, Canada and the UK).

February 9, 2009.

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Toastmasters Club
holding ladies night

THE Toastmasters Club 1600 is
holding a ladies night tonight at
Super Club Breezes.

~The event will begin at 8pm and
will include refreshments, drinks
and prizes.

A statement issued by the club
said: “Come on out and celebrate as
we the men of Toastmasters Club
1600 recognise the ladies all night
long.”

Bank in ‘Adopt a
Cause’ project —

THOUGH it took the First-
Caribbean International Bank’s
Card Centre a while to finally agree
on an “Adopt-a-Cause” project, the
value of the contribution might
have been worth the wait.

Members of the bank’s Card

' Centre were moved by a recent
news report on the Great Commis-
sion Ministries feeding those in
need, and decided to get involved.

They. quickly mobilised them-
selves and arranged for the prepa-
ration of two large pots of soup and
souse, and several other food items
as a part of the lunch menu served,

Recently, the entire Bahamas
Cards team went to the Wulff Road
location of Great Commission Min-
istries, served up food and interact-
ed with the patrons.

The Cards team also took along
paper plates and utensils to.serve
the food, as well as non-perishable
food items including’ corned beef,
tuna, and tomato paste, which they
donated to the service ministry.

Supervisor of customer service
at the Cards Centre Lashon Sawyer
said: “We were truly touched by
this event and the persons we
served espécially showed their
appreciation in words and in song.
Whenever we can give we ought
to, whether it is through time, talent

" or treasure. We are now looking at
other ways we can continue to
help.”

In addition to the bank’s financial
contribution to the Cards. Centre
to carry out their volunteer work,
Card:Centre employees held a
clothing drive, and gave the items
collected to the needy in the com-
munity.

Expressing their gratitude for
FirstCaribbean’s generosity, which
included Christmas gifts to children
this past holiday season, Great

,Commission Ministries executive
director Minalee Hanchell wrote in

a letter: “Your gifts for the mem- i

bership of our ‘Save the Children’s
Club’ will bring joy to their hearts
and smiles to their faces.”



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

ARTISTS who claim they are
being slighted by Bahamian
society yesterday demanded
greater appreciation of their
contribution to culture and
declared the first annual ‘Day of
Absence.’

The arts movement called for
people to stop for a day and
imagine the country without
artists. and cultural workers in
an effort to raise awareness of
the value of the visual, literary,
musical and performing arts.

‘Behind the movement is for-
mer director of culture and
assistant professor of sociology
at College of the Bahamas
Nicolette Bethel who maintains
that there are virtually no
avenues for creative people to
develop their talents or use
artistic skills in the Bahamas.

She said: “Our greatest brain
drain is arguably in the area of
the arts; like Sidney Poitier over
60 years ago, Bahamians who
want to exercise their talents in
the cultural industries are faced
with the choice of pursuing their
callings as hobbies at home, or
of leaving home to make a liv-
ing by their gifts elsewhere. And
we are all the poorer for it.

“When all has passed away,
it’s not the speeches of the
politicians, the enforcement of
the country’s laws, the profit or
the loss, or the tourist arrivals
that are left behind to tell the
story of the people who once
walked this earth — it’s the art,”
she said.

“Until we invest and believe
in our art, and until we respect
our artists, our country will nev-
er even be.”

But the Bahamas has been
held back by an attitude. which
fails to give art the credit it
deserves, Dr Bethel said.

. “We don’t imagine the cre-
ative industries as industries and
part of the economy, we think
of them as hobbies and there-

industry,”.she said.

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“The minister of culture is
doing everything he can possi-
bly do, it’s the general structure
of the system, lack of policy and
lack of direction that is failing
us. Art is by no means a prioti-
ty of any government we’ve
had. ;

“And it’s easy to blame politi-
cians but they are responding
to what they imagine is the will
of the people,” Dr Bethel said.

Supporters of the Day of
Absence gathered at the Col-
lege of the Bahamas yesterday

dressed in white to raise aware-

ness for the cause.

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much needed help from Reiss Engineering which
will enable BHS executive director Stephen Turn-
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The conference, organised by the Humane Soci-
ety of the United States, will take place in April.

“This is really a.dream come true,” Mr Turn-
quest said. a

Kim Aranha, president of the BHS, said: “I
was approached by Mr Robert Reiss several weeks
ago that he. and his company wanted to do some-
thing meaningful for the Bahamas Humane Soci-
ety, and help us in some way.” oe

“I have been wanting to take both our executive
director Stephen Turnquest and our shelter man-
ager Percy Grant to the Vegas Conference, but the
BHS really couldn’t justify spending that kind of
money.”

Mrs Aranha said she is excited to see a Bahami-
an businessman so interested in helping the ani-
mals of the Bahamas. Mr Reiss, who is from
Freeport, has always had a soft spot for animals.
He recently completed a merger of Reiss Engi-
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providing both environmental and civil engineer-
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tant for businesses to take a strong stand in
improving the quality of the country. _

Mr Turnquest said that he has been trying to
interest more cooperate sponsors in the
BHS.

“The Bahamas Humane Society is really reach-

ing out to help all the islands of the Bahamas ©

now, and funding is always a problem.”



(L-R) ROBERT REISS, president of Reiss Engineer-
ing; Kim Aranha, president of the Bahamas Humane
Society; and Stephen Turnquest, executive director
of the Bahamas Humane Society.

He said it is truly exciting to see a corporation

' like Reiss Engineering with offices in the Bahamas

and the US step up to the plate and lend a helping
hand to those less fortunate.

“We are very grateful for the generosity shown
to the Bahamas Humane Society, and the infor-
mation and tools that J can bring back from the
conference will be worth:more that the money
put out to enable me to make this trip,” Mr Turn-
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that some company will come forward to sponsor
Percy Grant, shelter manager, to make the trip to
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009, PAGE 7



LOCAL NEWS

Cruise lines figu





help to host cruise executives.

CRUISE lines are poised to
secure a “reliable”? number of
visitors to the Bahamas in 2009,
Director General of the Min-
istry of Tourism and Aviation

. Vernice Walkine said during a
visit of top cruise executives to
Nassau.

Through the Florida
Caribbean Cruise Association
(FCCA), the cruise line execu-
tives experienced the destina-
tion as their passengers nor-

mally do. They enjoyed tours, .

Bahamian music, and a pirate-
themed luncheon at the historic
Fort Charlotte.

The event underscored the
important role that the cruise
industry continues to play in the
Bahamas’ tourism sector. Tray-
ellers are still opting for all-
inclusive cruises in large num-
bers, Ms Walkine said.

“In 2009, we anticipate that
the cruise industry is going to
be very important to us. Cruises
to the Bahamas represent the
biggest opportunity for the
cruise industry because they’re
shorter cruises generally, and
so anyone who wants to take
just a few days from work can
do a cruise to the Bahamas.
They can still have the benefit
of an off-shore or foreign desti-
nation as a part of éven a three
- or four-night cruise.”

' Carla Stuart, director of
Cruise Development in Min-
istry of Tourism and Aviation,
said the cruise industry is prov-
ing to be especially resilient.dur-
ing this global economic down-
turn. ;

The Bahamas is in a peculiar
position to benefit from this sit-
uation as many cruise lines are

now directing their ships to des--
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the northeastern US cities and
include the islands of the
Bahamas, she said.

“Right now, you’ll notice that
there is a change in that, rather
than the trend that we’ve seen
in previous years towards
Europe and Alaska, a lot of the
ships; particularly Carnival, are

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Old charm is gradually being
restored to Government House

By KATHRYN CAMPBELL



AS RENOVATIONS to Gov-
ernment House continue, the old
charm it once held is gradually
being restored.

Alicia Oxley, historic preserva-
tion architect at the Antiquities
Museums and Monuments Cor-
poration, said the objective of the
exercise is to “restore Govern-
ment House as much as possible to
what it used to be”.

Minister of Public Works and
Transport Neko Grant along with
a team of ministry officials visited
Government House and inspected
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renovation exercise.

The $394,766.85 contract for the
restoration of the veranda for the
ballroom wing was signed in Feb-
ruary 2008.

Ms Oxley said $826,690.77 was
later approved to undertake fur-
ther renovations.

She noted that during Dame Ivy
Dumont’s tenure as Governor-
General, interior designer Melville
Doty was hired to make the resi-
dence as “royal as we. could have
it.” E

Staff of the Ministry of Works,
headed by Steve Pennerman, and
other private contractors includ-
ing Floyd Wilmott of Telco Enter-





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prise Construction Company have
also carried out renovations.

Government House, also
known as Mount Fitzwilliam, is
divided into three areas - the man-
sion, the ballroom and office, and
accommodations in the Windsor
Wing for employees of the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force and the
Ministry of Works.

“Doty upgraded the bedrooms
upstairs and opened verandas that
were enclosed to what they used to
be. Downstairs he refitted the din-
ing room. My involvement came in
trying to retain the historic aspect
of it. We tried not to remove
everything.

“Doty had made representation

to Dame Ivy Dumont for the inte~

rior of the ballroom. He adapted
everything to what we had. We
used Doty’s knowledge of imper-
ial colours. At first the ballroom
was decorated with royal red now
he’s decided to use gold,” said Ms
Oxley.

The ballroom is also adorned
with gold drapes accentuated by
gold carpet. The chairs that have
been ordered are off-white. Light-
ing has been improved and a
sound system has been added.

In addition to the upstairs and
downstairs verandas and con-
struction on the bathrooms for the
office area, the pink and white out-
door tiles were replaced with con-
crete-finished tiles and a residen-
tial elevator was provided making
two out of the three wings now
handicap accessible.

In 1996, a handicap lift was
installed in the southern side of
the building.

However, Ms Oxley explained
that the front entrance had to be
chambered to make the floor
entrance to the ballroom the same
level as the ballroom.

“If a handicap individual comes
into the lift they can now be
accommodated ‘in the ballroom
where the doors open,” she said.

‘As to future plans, Ms Oxley
said she would like a proper study
of the grounds and landscaping to
be done.

“There should be some research
as to what was there or designs
can be created to enhance the
remainder of the property. I would
also like to see handicap accessible
public toilets and a vehicle is need-
ed to transport supplies and equip-
ment,” said the architect.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MARC ANTOINE NAPOLEON
OF P.O. BOX CR-56272, MONTELL HEIGHTS, 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 12TH day of FEBRUARY, 2009 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147,



TEACHING VACANCY

‘Temple Christian High School
ShirleyStreet

Invites applications from qualified Christian
teachers for the following: Bastions for the
-2009- 2010 School Year

-Journalism/Literature (Gr. 10- 12)
-Religious Knowledge Bible (Gr. 7- ee
-Math (Gr. 7-12)

-Physics (Gr, 10-12)

-Agriculture (Gr.7-9)

-Technical Drawing (Gr. 7- 12)
-Accounts/Commerce/Economics (Gr. 10-12)
-Physical Education (Gr. 7-12)
-Spanish (Gr.7-12)
-Geography/History (Gr, 10-12)
-Chemistry aD
-Business Studies (Gr: 10-12)
-Health Science (Gr.7-9) |
-General Science (Gr.7 -9)

-Computer Studies (Gr. 7-12)

~Music (Gr. 7-12).

-Biology (Gr. 10-12)

-Language Arts/Literature (Gr. qe 12)
-Art/Craft (Gr. 7-12)

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

. ~Home Economics (Gr. 7-9)

‘Ap pplicants must:

e a practicing born-again Chest stian ee is.
willing to subscribe to the Statement of
Faith of Temple Christian School.

B- Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or

higher from a recognized College or Univerity
in the area of specialization,

C. Have.a valid Teacher's: Connens: or.
Diploma.

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

E. Applicants must have the ability to prepare
students forall examinations to the JC/
BGCSE levels.

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

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

Mr. Neil Hamilton
| The Principal 3
Temple Christian High School
P.O. Box N-1566.
Nassau, Bahamas.

Deadline for application is
March 6th, 2009

Nassau, Bahamas.



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ALICIA. OXLEY, preservation architect, shows the Neko Grant, Minister of Pub-

lic Works and Transport (fifth front left), the wooden floors that have been
added along with the verandas as part of the renovations to Government House.
Colin Higgs, permanent secretary, is also pictured (second from left) and Ren-
ward Wells, mechanical engineer, is shown at far right.



NEKO GRANT, Minister of Public Works and Transport (front) looks at.
the gold carpet recently installed in the ballroom at Government House...
Also shown from left is Steven Pennerman, maintenance superinten-

_ dent at Government House employed by the Ministry of Works, and Ali-

cia Oxley, historic preservation architect at the Antiquities, Museums
and Monuments Corporation.

NOTICE

NOTICE ‘is hereby given that IZMONA MOLTIMER of
BLUE HILL ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 5" day of February, 2009 to the Minister
responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-

| 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

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@ Story and Photographs
By LIONEL LEVINE

THE persistent cold weath-
er and strong winds blowing
from the east coast of America
were bound to be a combina-
tion. that would bring some
unexpected birus to our shores.

Sure enough we found one
last Saturday in the protected
inner waters of Arawak Cay. It
was an Iceland Gull (Larus
glaucoidus.). One of the species
described as white-winged gulls.

Iceland Gulls breed in areas

‘like Greenland and Baffin

Island and winter in Iceland and
in the North Atlantic. Never-
theless they are reported to get
as far-south along the Atlantic
Coast as Florida: In the books,
the Iceland Gull it is not even
noted as a vagrant visitor to the
Bahamas so this may be a very
rare or unique sighting.

My thanks to Paul Dean who
helped me identify the bird. The
grey-brown baring on the over-
all white feathering together
with its all black bill helped
identify the bird as a youngster,
in its first winter.

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Gull is a distant relation in the
Larus genus and is a more com-
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our Laughing gulls needs no
introduction. They §eem to be
getting on together as new
found friends

Another photograph shows
the long narrow white wings of
the Iceland Gull and he makes
the Lesser Black-backed Gull
look diminutive.

The bird is making the most
of its visit to the Bahamas. First
call is at. Arawak Cay for a large
piece of conch. The gull was still
deciding whether it liked conch
when other gulls took his prize
from him.

It must be a relief to the Ice-
land Gull that in the Bahamas
everyone seems interested in
conch and not in him. There are
estimated to be only some
100,000 pair of the species in
total. That may be partly
because back in Greenland, one
tenth of these gulls is\eaten each
year by the local population.

He may decide it is not only
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JUDGE CAROL METT. congratulates Diane Fletcher and Katie, and Amanda Meyers and Whyl E Coyote
on the new open titles in jumpers and weaves agility. .

New titles for dogs at _
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“Our, goal is to promote
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“We are very grateful to
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Lynn Gape, vice-president
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009, PAGE 11



Students grill
minister on
national issues

EXECUTIVES of the
Bahamas Association of
Compliance Officers (BACO)
and winners of the BACO
speech competition recently
paid a courtesy call on the
Minister of Education Carl
Bethel and grilled him on
national issues.

The students used the
opportunity to ask the minis-
ter questions and express
their opinions relating to
youth, social issues, and the
economy.

Lincoln Deal, an 11th grade
student at St John’s College
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to study rather than attend
the College of the Bahamas.

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used to educate as many peo-
ple that it possibly can, and
tuition at COB makes it more
practical for the government
to pay there rather than at
institutions abroad.

He.also said that the gov- .

ernment has committed more
money to scholarships and
education, and has ensured
that more people know that

' these assistance programmes

are available.

Mr Bethel said that gov-
ernment is receptive to stu-
dents who wish to pursue
degrees abroad that are not
offered at locally.

Gabriel Moxey, a student
of Bahamas Academy School
and second place winner of
the speech contest, inquired
about the government’s
efforts to assist persons who

have lost their jobs and what
was being done about the
crime situation.
Minister Bethel said the
government has allotted an
additional $20 million to the
Department of Social Services
to assist displaced workers.
Additionally, part of the mon-
ey will be directed to “Learn
to Earn” programmes, where
persons can acquire new
training and skills to make

them more independently

marketable, and add a new
support services sector to the
economy. Gabriel said that

despite the downtown in the |

economy, the prime minister’s
New Year’s National Address
has given him assurance that
it will get better.
Gabriel, who plans to
become a cardiologist in the
future, asked the minister
about his impressions of
Barack Obama as President





PICTURED (L- R) 2 are Elma auntie permanent secretary with the Ministry of Education; Lincoln Deal,
first place winner in the BACO speech competition; Education Minister Carl Bethel; Paige ‘Smith, third
place winner, and Gabriel Moxey, second place winner.

‘of the United States.

Mr Bethel said he hopes Mr
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dency and that he his able to
find a viable solution to the
declining US economy.

Paige Smith, a student of
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winner of the contest.

Ms Smith told the minister

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Minister Bethel commend-

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shortly by an accelerated increase in the
cost of fuel, those two things together
really compromised BEC’s financial posi-
tion.

“The global downturn in the world’s
economy also affected the revenue of the
corporation and so with the short term

«demand for money for fuel supplies, that
put great pressure on the revenue, so
BEC is in discussion with local banks to
try to consolidate a portion of its loan
and then once that’s done to seek long
term funding for the capital expansion,”
said the Minister.

Mr Deveaux said that BEC currently
holds a “number of loans with local
banks” and with “money having become
expensive” it also hopes to “enter into

longer term financial arrangements to
restructure its balance sheet as well as
finance the ongoing capital expansion
that it is required to do for various Fam-
ily Islands and New Providence infra-
structure.”

‘Such plans, intended to be rolled out
over the next five years in New Provi-
dence, Abaco, Harbour Island, Bimini
and Exuma are likely to cost around $200
million. bate

Mr Deveaux said that the amount of

‘money the corporation will be seeking ,

to access, most likely through the local or
international capital markets by mort-
gaging some of its capital assets, or pos-
sibly by floating bonds, will be “in the
range” of $190 million to $270 million.
He said; however, that the corporation
hopes to obtain $100 million of this

through adjusting existing loans.
Precisely how much money the corpo-
ration has to raise will be affected by cer-
tain factors, including how much compa-
nies in discussion with BEC to provide

‘renewable power generation are willing to

invest in the projects.

“BEC went out to the public for
requests for proposals:for renewable
energy, and BEC is in advanced discus-
sions with at least two companies about
some arrangements for private power
generation which would have an impact
on the volume of money BEC itself needs
to spend,” he said.

Meanwhile, he added that the success
of the corporation’s intended introduction
of energy efficient lightbulbs throughout
the streets of The Bahamas will also
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quite an upbeat and very posi-
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at the meeting.
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specific because there are a num-
ber of things that we need to

to The Tribune yesterday,
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work out and many of which
don't relate to my responsibili- ©

of External Affairs Ed Fields
ties," said the senator.

said the meeting was "simply a
‘ luncheon hosted by Mr Kerzner

When asked if the occurrence
of more lay offs were discussed

to introduce the Prime Minister

n ‘ and Cabinet to new board mem-
. during that meeting Mr Van-
derpool-Wallice replied: "The

bers."
! - Last November the resort,
“answer is unequivocally
absolutely not."

which is the largest private sector
employer in the country, let go

He offered no further com-
ment.

approximately 800 workers cit-
Labour Minister Dion

ing low occupancy due to the

l global economic crisis. Days lat-
Foulkes also denied that yester-
day's meeting involved discus-

er, the Habourside Resort &
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sions on lay offs. . ’
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ated by Kerzner International -

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delegation that went to Atlantis
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to the economic climate.
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short-bowel syndrome, mak-
ing it difficult for her to digest
food and. requiring her to be

fed from an IV tube every:

four hours.

The family needs 24 hour
access to their gastroenterol-
ogist at the Jackson Memori-
al Hospital in Miami, as there
are no such specialists in Nas-
sau, and complications with
Roshan’s condition arise fre-
quently.

Mrs Kelly said: “When I
saw that the door was open
it came to my mind we had
been broken into and J knew
the first thing they would take
is the laptop. I thought, ‘God,
that’s my daughter’s life right
there’.” ey

When the mother-of-one
told police of the theft,
Inspector Ken Strachan,‘a

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Mrs Kelly was over-
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as Mr Collie said: “We want
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see how we can assist in cer-
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As a full-time care-giver of
her daughter, a pupil at Sir
Gerald Cash Primary School
in Flamingo Gardens, the

Kellys struggle to pay
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day, just to make sure we buy
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Opposition

plan to legally
Challenge
Police Act
provision

FROM page one



provision seeking to limit the
commissioners’ tenure to no
more than two five year terms.

Ribbing the PLP, he
charged that the argument
advanced by Mr Sears
against the provision could ,
be “dismissed by a first year
law student.”

‘While the “length of ser-
vice” of a Chief Justice and
Justices of the Supreme
Court is protected under the
constitution, with such indi-

‘ viduals “permitted to hold

’ office until they are 65”, the.
constitution “provides no
such assurances for the Com-
missioner of Police (COP) or
Deputy Commissioner of
Police,” said the Carmichael
MP.

Stating that it is recog-
nised that there are “differ- : an
ent degrees of security of ~ . .
tenure,” Mr Bannister said
the Commissioner of Police
has “no constitutionally pro-
tected length of tenure in
office” and is only subject.to
constitutionally defined pro-
cedures relating to their
“involuntary removal.”

“Our constitutional fathers
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his argument against the
provision goes on to recog-
nise that it.is legitimate for
the legislature to create laws
detailing “modes by which
one may leave the police ser-
vice by compulsory retire-
ment or the expiry or termi-
nation of an appointment for
a specific period.”
“What we are doing is
exactly what the Privy Coun-
cil contemplated 27 years
ago,” he added. Shiehe
He claimed that by includ-
ing the provision, the Gov-
ernment will allow for
greater “upward mobility”
within the force and will “let
(officers) know at the start

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10am. The matter has now been

adjourned to April 10.

_ Mr Travolta, PLP Senator
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and the Travoltas’ US attor-
neys are also expected to be
called as witnesses at the tri-
al.

Attorney Mary. Bain’ who,
with attorney Carlson Shur-
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resents Lightbourne asked
Magistrate Bethel if the
court was minded to reduce
Lightbourne’s bail. Ms
Bridgewater and Light-
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Ms Bridgewater, dressed
again in a white outfit,
entered court alone shortly
after 10am. :

Bernard Turner, Director
of Public Prosecutions, told
Magistrate Carolita Bethel
that the Attorney General’s
Office intends to proceed
with a voluntary bill of
indictment, meaning that the
case will be fast-tracked to
the Supreme Court.

Mr Turner said the prose-
cution required two manths



$50,000 bail with two sureties
last month. Although Ms
Bridgewater was not given
any reporting conditions,
Magistrate Bethel had
ordered that Lightbourne
report to the Central Police

' Station, Grand Bahama,

every day. Magistrate Bethel
refused the application but
told the attorney she would
consider the application in a
month.

Lightbourne is charged
with Ms Bridgewater, with
conspiring between January
2 and 20 of this year to com-
mit extortion. He is-also
charged with attempted

‘extortion. Ms Bridegwater is

also charged with abetment
to extort.

It is alleged that she pur-

posely facilitated in the
attempt to extort $25 million
from Hollywood actor John
Travolta. She is represented

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announced her resignation
from the Senate days after
police charged her in the
alleged extortion: plot.
During their joint arraign-
ment last month neither
accused was required to
plead to the charges and
both have opted to stand tri-
al in the Supreme Court.
Reports of the alleged extor-
tion attempt emerged days
after Jett Travolta, the 16-
year-old son of actors John
Travolta, 54, and Kelly Pre-
ston, 46, died of a seizure at
the family’s vacation home
in Freeport, Grand Bahama,
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KINGSWAY ACADEMY Saints’ Weston Saunders drives to the basket yesterday during their game against St Augustine’s College Big Red
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Diplomats force
game three

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

Junior Girls

Westminster Diplomats - 28

QC Comets - 25 :

With their top players out of foul trouble, the Diplomats built a:
double digit lead early and defended well down the stretch to
avoid elimination and force.a third and deciding game in the series.

Tied at six after the opening quarter, both teams came out in th
second scoring at a much faster rate than in game one.

The Comets took an 8-6 lead early in the second which turned ou
to be their last lead of the game. . \ ;

Patrel Pickstock led the Diplomats on a 10-0 run, which gave her
team a 16-8 advantage. — :

Pickstock, who finished with 12 points, banked in a pair of

- jumpers, followed by a tough runner which she converted for a three

point play. ‘

Thea Hanna capped the run with a driving lay-up, two of her
game high 14 points. ste oY

The Comets stayed within striking distance, ending the quarter
with a pair of baskets which made the score 16-12 heading into the
third quarter. ; pen .

Atonya Harris, the third of the Diplomats trio to foul out in
game one, scored the opening basket of the third quarter, to spark
another run, and the Comets had-no answer for Hanna in the
period. -
She scored six consecutive points, part of an 8-4 run to give the
Diplomats a.24-14 lead, their largést of the game. 7y

The Diplomats took a 24-16 lead into the fourth. E

Hanna regained a.10 point lead on the opening possession of the
period, but the Comets refused to fade with scoring leader Alexan-
dria Marshall leading the charge. i z

Marshall scored seven of her team high 12 points in the fourth.
The final basket brought the Comets within three, 28-25 with 1:19
left to play. BR :

Talia Thompson finished with five points, but missed two crucial

' free throws, with 26 seconds left to play which would have brought

the Comets within one. ota
Hanna said one of the main differences between the first and sec-
ond game was the ability of their top players to stay out of foul trou-
ble and remain on the floor. % “
It was important for us to stay on the court because last game

.was our three main players who fouled ‘out and we needed the
-whole team to help us to get where we needed to be.

i

“We did not want to give up no matter what...We came olit
today and' we know we had to. push hard if we wanted another
‘chance at the championship,” ‘she said: “In game one they were
pushing it hard to the rim so this time we had to play harder defen-



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«Hanna offered a bold prediction for the third and deciding gamé.

sively to slow down their pace and take the ball hard to the rim
when we had it.” . : : ,

“In game three I think we are just going to blow them out early,
take they lead, not let them catch up and take home the champi-
onship,” she said. pi it AUNT ‘

Game Notes: The Diplomats big three of Hanna, Pickstock and
Harris totaled for 26 of thé team's 28-points. Marshall has averaged
16 points throughout three playoff games thus far but her 11 points

yesterday was her lowest total thus far after 20 points in the semifi- -



See full story on page 16

nals and'17 in game one. Marshall remains the lone Comet to reach
double figures in the playoffs...

‘Sky is the limit’ for Sands if he can stay healthy

ly starting to come into his —
own. When he left St |
Augustine's College in 2002,
he was expected to have a |
promising collegiate career |
at Auburn University.

But after a sensational
freshman year in 2003, he
sizzled off and went into
hibernation for the next two ,
years as he. went through
rehabilitation for a nagging
injury. It wasn't until the
- outdoor season of 2006 that
Sands resurfaced when he ©.
made it to the NCAA
Championships, running in OP INI
the semifinal of the 110m =="
hurdles. :

The following year, Sands qualified for the
NCAA Indoor Championships, but he false start-
ed and was out of contention for what would
have been his first chance to get back to the All-
American status that he earned in his freshman
year. *

Another injury forced Sands to skip the major-
ity of the outdoor season in 2007. With his colle-
giate eligibility over and done with, Sands had to
regroup and get himself ready for the pro cir-
cuit. But it wasn't until last year that Sands final-
ly got himself back in position to compete with the
elite field of hurdlers as he did when he won a
bronze medal at the IAAF World Junior Cham-
pionships.

He got to the quarter-final of his first appear-
ance in 2008 at the Olympic Games in Beijing,
China, in August. But he just missed the cut for
the final. *

Undaunted by his performance, Sands vowed
that he would be back for the LAAF World
Championships in Berlin, Germany, in August.

Right now, he's right on track and Henry Rolle,
the Bahamian assistant coach at Auburn Uni-
versity where Sands still trains, said if Sands con-
tinues along the path he's going, he will definite-
ly be a contender, not just for the final, but pos-
sibly a medal in Berlin.

Injuries have haunted Sands like a plague, but
if he can stay healthy, the sky is the limit.

His original coach at SAC, Dianne Woodside,

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must be beaming with excitement as a result of -

the progress Sands has made so far this year.
Had it not been for the series of injuries that he





&

encountered at Auburn University, Sands should
have been performing at the same level of his
cousin Leevan “Superman” Sands, who has
already claimed an IAAF World Championship
and an Olympic bronze medal.
As fate would have it, Sands is coming into his
season and so you can expect for him to continue
to flourish this year. Two national records in
three races in the 60m indoors is not bad for
starters. . :

SHARE SOME LOVE

WITH this being the season of Tove, the
Bahamas Boxing Commission could ease up a
little and make life easier for quadruple super
middleweight champion Jermaine “Choo Choo”
Mackey.

Having lifted the suspension of his promotion-
al company, First Class Promotions, the com-
mission has made it clear that if Mackey decides
to defend his WBA FedeCaribe title in Trinidad
& Tobago next month, he could end up being
stripped of his British Commonwealth title that he



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also has to defend by March. .

As the champion, Mackey should be in a posi-
tion to negotiate for a title fight wherever he
feels it's feasible. So there shouldn't be any pres-
sure put on him if he chooses to go to Trinidad &
Tobago, as opposed to waiting for the commission
to sanction a date by First Class Promotions to
host their first show on their way back.

First Class Promotions also intends to stage
the title defenses for the WBC CABOFE
(Caribbean Boxing Federation) and the Bahamas
super middleweight titles, but they first have to
get the commission to sanction the first show on
this year's agenda before they can move on.

In order to retain his titles, Mackey has to fight
point blank. So it really shouldn't matter whether
it's here or abroad.

Let's show some love and allow the champion
to make his own decision,

First Class has already lost Meacher “Pain”
Major, who has signed a new deal with the X-Cel
Worldwide and is expected to make his debut in
New York this weekend. Unlike Mackey, Major
has decided to return for the brighter lights in the



~ sequently relegated to Zone II for 2010 after los

United States where he joins some notables such
as Sherman “The Tank” Williams, Freeman “The
Natural” Barr and Jerome “The Bahamian
Bronze Bomber” Ellis. j

a
Mackey remains the big draw at home and if

pro boxing is going to regain the national acclaith

that it once enjoyed before First Class Promotioris
was suspended last year, every effort should be
made to make his part an easy one in the ring.

FED CUP NEED
SUPPORT

LAST week, the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Asso-
ciation sent a three-woman team to Montreal,
Canada, to compete in the Fed Cup, the women's

version of the men's Davis Cup tie that is coming

up over the weekend 'of March 6-8 in Paraguay!
The team of Larikah Russell from Grand
Bahama, Nikkita Fountain and Kerrie Cartwright
didn't win a match in the Americas Zone Ont
three-team round robin segment and were suby
ing to Colombia in the playoffs. j
Despite losing all of their matches, coach ee
Cartwright admitted that the team played as be
as they could under the circumstances. Both Rust

‘ sell and Fountain had to play with injuries. —!

The Bahamas was in an excellent position t@
stay in Zone One, but it was obvious that th
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help. Our players are just not accustomed to playe
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the Women's Tennis Professional Tour. i

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with some type of ranking, but that is in the junio}
category.

The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association has
thriving junior programme with a number of pla
ers surging on the international scene. So th
future looks brighter than it did a couple years ag
when the Bahamas made its debut at Fed Cu
with retired Atlantis pro Kim Cartwright leadin
the way.

But if the Fed Cup team is going to get over th
hump like the Davis Cup team did when the
played in Zone One with the'likes of Roger Smit
and Mark Knowles, the ladies are going to nee
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BGreteC eal isebloyy

boys win historic
championship

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

Junior Boys
Kingsway Saints - 54

' SAC Big Red Machine - 48
Saints win series 2-0

In the semifinals it was
Stephen Strachan, in game one
of the championship series, it
was Mihkail Rolle, in yester-
day’s series clinching game, it
was Reginald Ferguson and
Weston Saunders that powered
the Saints to victory — claiming
the.first junior boys BAISS bas-
ketball title in school history.

Ferguson scored 13 of his 20
points in the second half and
made key plays on both sides
of the court down the stretch

to seal the win for the Saints, -

giving the green sea of support-
ers an opportunity to rush the
floor.

Tied at-36 midway through
the fourth quarter and with the
Saints struggling through a 2:13
drought, Saunders drilled a
timely three pointer from the
right wing to ignite the offense.

Ferguson; the steady floor
general with a flair for flashy
assists, delivered one of ‘the
game’s most notable highlights
when his no look pass was fin-
ished by Strachan to give the
Saints a 43-40 lead with 3:07
remaining.

SAC’s Brandon Whyms tied
the game at 45 only to have Fer-
guson reclaim the lead for the
Saints with another tough drive
to the basket.

With the Saints trailing 46-
45, Strachan drew a vital foul
on The Big Red Machines star
forward Jabari Wilmott, who
fouled out on the play with 1:13
remaining.

Strachan made one of two
free throws to tie the game, and
Rolle gave the Saints a 48-46
lead on the next possession with
52 seconds left to play.

With Wilmott sidelined, The



KINGSWAY ACADEMY Saints’

Reginald Ferguson goes up fora
layup yesterday.

Photo by Felipé Major/

Tribune staff

Big Red Machines struggled on
offense, unsure where to look
for a score and the Saints came
up with three steals within the
game’s final minute. ©
Strachan, who finished. with

. a team high 21 points, made a

pair at the line with 37 seconds
left to give his team a 50-46
lead.

Ferguson made the final four
free throws down the stretch to
seal the win.

Rolle finished with 11 points
while Saunders added nine.
Wilmott led all scorers with 28.

Ferguson said the champi-
onship win brought a success-
ful end to a long season for his
inspired squad.

“It feels good to be a cham-
pion, I feel my team did well,
we tried hard all season and we
really wanted to win this,” he
said. “It feels good to finally
win this championship this team

wanted it so badly, I am just so



excited that we did it.”

After having to sit for much
of game one with foul trouble,
Ferguson said he made an effort
to come out as aggressive as
possible.

“I was aggressive because I
know I had to keep. attacking
and try to take it to their
defense and either get them to
foul me or to make shots,” he
said.

Saints head coach Randy
Cunningham said he foreshad-
owed the championship win for
both of his teams early in train-
ing camp.

“I told-‘my team before the
year started that this would be
the year we brought two cham-
pionships to, Kingsway...I said
that before the season ever
started and we just quietly vent
ahead with our business.”

Cunningham said like any
other team, his squad went
through a series of trials during
the season which needed disci-
plinary action.

“We had some internal issues,
dealing with a new group of

’ guys, but I finally got them to

buy into the system now and as
you can see the sky is the limit
for them,” he said. “We had our
ups and downs, I had to disci-
pline a few guys, sit them out a
few games just to get their
attention and once I got their
attention we were able to put

in real work and this is the

result of that.

Cunningham, who also
coached his. senior boys team
to the finals against the West-
minster Diplomats, paid
homage to his opponents,
applauding their effort down
the stretch.

“SAC played a magnificent
game, they didn't give up, they
are truly the Big Red
Machines,” he said. “Our guys
tonight just played hard like
they wanted it, hats off to them,
they. had a tremendous. season

-,but it was just-our time now to
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) INTERNATIONAL SPORTS | |



@ By The Associated
Press

SCOREBOARD

Thursday, February 12

Boston at Dallas (8:30 pm
EST). The defending cham-
pion Celtics, who lost at home

to San Antonio on Sunday.

before beginning a six-game
road trip, play the second
game of that swing against the
Mavericks, who are 17-7 at
home.

STARS

Tuesday

— LeBron James, Cava-
liers, scored 47 points, but also
was called for a controversial
foul with .2 seconds remain-
ing, leading to the Pacers' win-
ning points in Cleveland's 96-
95 loss at Indiana. James con-
nected on 15 of 21 shots, 13
of 14 free throws, made 4 of 7
3-pointers, and had seven
rebounds and four assists.

— Matt Bonner, Spurs,
scored 22 points to help San
Antonio to a 108-93 victory
over New Jersey.

— Randy Foye, Timber-
wolves, had a career-high 33
points and eight rebounds in
Minnesota's 110-102 loss to
Toronto.

— Antoine Wright, Maver-
icks, had 23 points, his best
scoring game in nearly three
months, in Dallas' 118-100 win
over Sacramento.

— Stephen Jackson, War-
riors, had a season-high 35
points, 10° assists and six
rebounds'in Golden State's
144-127 win over New York.

— Kobe Bryant, Lakers,

became.the youngest player
in NBA history to reach the
23,000-point plateau, scoring
34 points in Los Angeles' 105-
98 win over Oklahoma City.
_ — Kevin Durant, Thunder,
scored 31 points, his fifth 30-
point game in a row, and had
10 rebounds in Oklahoma
City's 105-98 loss to the Lak-
ers.

MILESTONES

With fans chanting "MVP,"
Kobe Bryant — 30 years, 171
days.old — made a free throw
-with 5:13 left in the second
quarter, giving him 23,000
points, the youngest player to

reach that level. He joined 20°

others in league history
who've made that lofty mark.
Wilt Chamberlain was for-
merly the youngest at 30
years, 176 days. He still ranks
as the fastest to 23,000, reach-
ing it in 606 games, while
Bryant, who came straight
from high school to the NBA,
reached it in his 917th.

BIG WINS

Indiana has beaten the
three teams with the NBA's
best records this season:
Boston, Cleveland and Los
Angeles.

LOTS OF LOSSES
The Sacramento Kings
became the first team with 42
losses, and though they still
have 29 games remaining,
they are guaranteed a losing
- season after a 118-100 loss-at
Dallas.

STREAKS »

Cleveland saw its nine-:

game winning streak over the
Pacers snapped in a 96-95
defeat. The Cavs lost a sec-
ond straight game for the first
time all season. Denver has
won eight in a row against
Miami after a 99-82 victory.
.San Antonio has now won 32
straight games in which it
scores more than 100 points
following a 108-93 win at New
Jersey. The Knicks lost their
fifth straight even though
David Lee had 27 points and
11 rebounds, and Nate Robin-
son scored 30 points. But they
allowed 144 in a 17-point loss
at Golden State. The Lakers,

_back in Los Angeles from a
6-0 road trip, beat Oklahoma
City 105-98.

STATS

Atlanta will go into the All-
Star break with 30 wins for
the first time since the 1996-97
season, when it was 31-15. The
Hawks are 30-21 with one
game left before the break.
The Nuggets are 10-0 when
holding opponents under 90
points after a 99-82 win at

Miami. Chicago finished with .

a 17-2 run to rally past Detroit
107-102.

SWINGS

The Warriors and Knicks -

met in New York earlier this
season, with the Knicks win-
ning 138-125 in the Warriors'
worst defensive outing of the

year. Golden State set its own .

season-high for points in the
rematch, winning 144-127 and
easily surpassing a 133-point

effort in a triple-overtime |

game last month.

ME Kobe Bryant youngest player i in NBA

history to reach 23,000-point plateau

@ By KEN PETERS
AP Sports Writer .

LOS ANGELES (AP) —
Kobe Bryant bounced back
quickly from the flu and became
the youngest player in NBA his-
tory to reach the 23,000-point
plateau.

Bryant showed no lingering
effects from being sick two days
earlier, scoring 34 points in the
Los Angeles Lakers' surpris-
ingly narrow 105-98 victory over
the Oklahoma City Thunder on
Tuesday night.

He obviously enjoys reach-.

ing such career milestones.

"It's always fun whenever
you talk about the history of
the game," Bryant said. "It's
always a tremendous honor."

With fans chanting "MVP,"
Bryant — 30 years, 171 days old
— made a free throw with 5:13
left in the second quarter,
bouncing the ball off the front
of the rim, then the backboard
and in. He joined 20 others in
league history who've reached
that lofty mark.

Wilt Chamberlain was for-
merly the youngest at 30 years,

176 days. He still ranks as the ,

fastest to 23,000, reaching it in
606 games, while Bryant, who
came straight from high school
to the NBA, reached it in his
917th game.

Pau Gasol had 22 points and
14 rebounds, and Lamar Odom
had 12 points and a season-high
18 boards for the Lakers, just
back from a.6-0 trip they con-
cluded with wins against Boston
and Cleveland.

Bryant had chills and fever
and needed intravenous fluids
at halftime of Sunday's game
against the Cavaliers.

After the win over the Thun-
der, he said, "I feel really good.
I got rested up, got fluids in me,
got some decent meals in me."

Even if he was still sick, he
undoubtedly would have
played.

‘"T love playing. I'd much
rather be out there moving
around," Bryant said. "I'd feel a
lot worse if I was just laying
down and not doing anything."

Although Los Angeles has
the league's best record and
Oklahoma City one of the
worst, the Thunder stayed close
most of the game. Down by as
many as 15 early in the third
quarter and behind by 10 with
1:20 remaining in the game, the
Thunder pulled within 103-98
on Jeff Green's 3 with 10 sec-
onds to play. But Gasol's layup
off an Odom steal with 4 sec-
onds on the clock wrapped up
the scoring.

‘Kevin Durant scored 31
points, his fifth 30-point game in
a row, and had 10 rebounds in



the loss. Russell Westbrook had
17 points and nine rebounds.
‘It was a good effort, but play-
ing against the best team in bas-
ketball has to be a flawless
effort," Oklahoma City coach
Scott Brooks said. "We did not
have that, but we played hard.
We came back in the second

half and did a good job, really’

competing and contesting the
shots. We made them miss
shots. That is the best team in
basketball. We competed with
them."

Los Angeles held a 13-point
lead at halftime, but the Thun-
der cut the deficit to 80-73 by
the end of the third quarter.

Bryant and Odom combined
on several spectacular plays.
Down by two with 4 seconds
left in the first quarter, the Lak-
ers drew even as Bryant
grabbed Odom's length-of-the-
court pass just over the out-
stretched hands of a defender
and dunked to tie it at 25. In
the second quarter,. Bryant
threaded a pass to Odom as he
split defenders down the lane
and Odom seemed to catch the
ball, go up and dunk all in the
same motion.

Even Lakers coach Phil Jack-
son smiled at that play.

The ailing Bryant scored 19 in
Sunday's 101-91 victory at
Cleveland that was the Cava-
liers'‘first home loss of the sea-
son. Odom took up the slack,
scoring a season-high 28.

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Rare baseball
card nets $64,073

FRESNO, California (AP) —
An Fresno antiques dealer has
hit a home run with the sale of a
rare baseball card she thought
was worth only $10.

Bernice Gallego ended up

‘selling the 1869 Cincinnati Red
Stockings team card on an
online auction site for $64,073.
That's more than double the
previous record set for an iden-
tical card. The Cincinnati Red
Stockings is the first profes-
sional team in the U.S.

Gallego didn't know what she

had when she originally listed:

the card on eBay for $10. After
numerous e-mails asking if it
was real, she pulled the card.
Only a handful of them exist.
The front of the card features
a sepia-toned, gelatin-silver
photographic print of the entire
team. The reverse, a red-and-
white advertisement for Peck
& Snyder, a New York sports
equipment manufacturer.
Gallego enjoyed national

media attention and appeared .

on "The Tonight Show With
Jay Leno" after finding the card
in a box of junk. The buyer was
Jeff Rosenberg, president of a
Houston company that pro-
motes sports memorabilia
shows.

US moves up to 20th in
FIFA world rankings

' ZURICH (AP) — The Unit-
ed States moved up two spots to
20th in the February FIFA

rankings, the highest the Amer- .

icans have been on the list since
January 2008.

' Mexico moved up two places
to 24th heading into Wednes-
day night's World Cup qualifier
‘against the United States in
‘Columbus, Ohio.

‘ European champion Spain
remained first for the eighth
iconsecutive month. The top 10
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second, followed by the Nether-
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NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Favre is
done slinging passes with his rocket right
arm — maybe for good.

The 39-year-old quarterback told the
New York Jets on Wednesday that he
was retiring after 18 seasons, ending a

record-setting career in which he became .
one of the NFL's all-time greats.

"We had an all-encompassing conver-
sation," owner Woody Johnson said of
his discussion with Favre. "He told me at
that point that he had made his decision
to retire and thanked everybody and
talked about what.a great experience he
had with the New York Jets."

Favre's decision came six weeks after
his only season with the Jets ended in
disappointment as New York failed to
make the playoffs. In an e-mail to ESPN,
Favre said he has no regrets about fin-
ishing his career in New York and
praised Johnson, general manager Mike
Tannenbaum and fired coach Eric
Mangini.

"My time with the Jets was short, but
I'm honored to be given that chance,"
Favre wrote in the e-mail.

If this is indeed it for Favre, he leaves
the game with a slew of records, includ-
ing career touchdown passes (464), com-
pletions (5,720), yards passing (65,127),
regular-season victories (169) and inter-
ceptions (310).

Favre tearfully retired last March then
changed his mind, prompting a bitter
divorce with Green Bay. He was traded
to the Jets in August and was a Pro Bowl
selection despite an overwhelmingly dis-
appointing season that cost Mangini his
job.

"With Brett, there was always the pos-
sibility that he wouldn't play the second
year," Johnson said. "We were hoping to
get one good year out of Brett Favre.
We picked him based on, in our opin-
ion, his giving us the best chance to win
last season. We were disappointed not to
have made the Super Bowl, but we did
some very good things with Brett."

And the team doesn't expect Favre to
change his mind.

"He did not ask to be released," Tan-
nenbaum said. "Everything he said was,
he is done playing football. We have our
plan according to that, and we're going to
move forward."

When asked if the door might be open
to Favre if he again decides to come
back, Tannenbaum said he wanted to
stay away from hypotheticals.

"He. felt.he. had.given. us everything



IN THIS Nov. 2, 2008 file photo, New York
Jets quarterback Brett Favre looks on after a
game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson
Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. .

(AP Photo: Don Heupel)

on," Tannenbaum said Favre told him,

Running back Thomas Jones and safe-
ty Kerry Rhodes were. critical after the
season of Favre and his performance.
The Jets went from 8-3 to missing the
playoffs. Favre threw nine interceptions
as the Jets went 1-4 down the stretch,
and a torn right biceps might have con-
tributed.

Still, Favre had nothing but positive
things to say about his Jets experience.

“Mike and Woody, as well as the
entire organization, have been nothing
short of outstanding," Favre said in the e-
mail. "My teammates — Thomas (Jones)
and Kerry (Rhodes) included — were a
pleasure to play with. Eric could not ‘have

been any better. I enjoyed ‘playing for’

him."
As did All-Pro kick returne:
back Leon Washington. v



inning,

"The longevity of his career and his :

love for the game is truly. inspiring,"
Washington said. "I'm privileged to have
played with not only a Hall of Fame QB,
but also a great role model
New York hired formér Baltimore
defensive coordinator Rex Ryan to
replace Mangini, and he, along with
Johnson and Tannenbaum, repeatedly
said they wanted Favre to return.
Instead, Favre spent several weeks after
the:season:at-his: home in Kiln, Miss.,
away from football before deciding to



over the years,'
ment. "If he's not the best quarterback



retire

New York now will move forward with
a new quarterback, whether that will be
Kellen Clemens, Brett Ratliff, Erik
Ainge or perhaps a veteran free agent
such as Jeff Garcia, Kerry Collins, Byron
Leftwich or Rex Grossman.

"We've got three quarterbacks on the
roster, and I think we feel pretty good
that in a competition among those guys,



we'll end up with a pretty good quarter-.

back," Johnson said.

Favre had two years left on his contract
and was due $13 million for next season,
clearing a chunk of salary cap space for
the Jets.

"Tt was an honor to coach against Brett
' Ryan said in a state-

ever, then he's certainly in the conversa-
tion. I have great admiration for him as a
player and a person. I wish him only the

- best in his life after football."

The three-time NFL MVP holds the
mark among quarterbacks with 291 con-
secutive starts, including the playoffs,
despite playing through several i injuries
throughout his career.

"It was a great honor to play with
Brett," wide receiver Chansi Stuckey
told The Associated Press. "He had an
illustrious career, and I want to thank
him for giving the Jets the opportunity to
play with him."

After the Jets' season-ending 24-17
loss to Miami, Favre said he felt discom-
fort in his arm."for quite a while." It
turned out to be a torn biceps tendon
that didn't require surgery.

It wasn't all bad with the Jets for
Favre, who showed a few glimpses of
greatness — as well as great zip on his
passes — early on. He threw a career-
high six touchdown passes, tying Joe
Namath's team record, in a 56-35 victory
over Arizona in Week 4. Favre also
helped rejuvenate the franchise, draw-
ing thousands of fans to. training camp
practices.

He finished with 3,472 yards passing
and 22 touchdowns, but the 22 intercep-
tions were ‘his most in three seasons.

Favre was drafted by Atlanta in the
second round of the 1991 draft but was
traded after the season to Green Bay for
a first-round pick. In the third game of
the 1992 season, Favre stepped in for an
injured Don Majkowski. He started the
following week against Pittsburgh, begin-
ning a streak that was still intact when he
first retired.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Venus
Williams and women's tennis
are returning to Madison
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Williams will join her top-
ranked sister, Serena, and Ana
Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic
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Showdown for the Billie Jean
King Cup. They will compete
for $1.2 million in prize money.

The Garden last hosted the
WTA season-ending champi-
onships in 2000.

“The vittea elimination show-



major at the: F ench,, Open,
Venus’ won Wimnbledon and

Serena won the US Open and

this year's Australian Open.

They will compete in a one-
set, no-ad scoring semifinal. The
winners will play a best-of-three
final.

OSU player faces
drug charges, is
suspended

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP)
— Oklahoma State receiver Bo
Bowling has been charged with
felony drug charges and sus-
pended from the team.

The Oklahoma State Courts
Network says the charges
include possession of marijuana
with intent to distribute, pos-
session of a controlled sub-
stance and unlawful possession
of drug paraphernalia.

The OSCN says Bowling is
free on $2,500 bond and due
back in court March 2 for a Pi
liminary hearing.

OSU sports information
director Kevin Klintworth says
Bowling is suspended and his
status will be re-evaluated —
likely after the charges are set-
tled.

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LOCAL NEWS



56th Family Island

Regatta will honour
famous Abaco skipper |

THE Commodore of the
National Family Island Regatta
has announced that the S6th run-
ning of the popular sloop racing
event this year will honour veter-
an Abaconian boat builder and
skipper Captain Scott Weather-
ford of Man-O-War Cay.

Back in 1983 and again in 1984,
Captain Weatherford skippered
his intrepid sloop, Abaco Rage, to
first class victories in the A-class
races. Earlier, in the 1977 regatta,
he won the Prime Minister’s : Tro-
phy.

“Each year we attempt to hon-
our and pay proper tribute to
those skippers and others who
over the years have made the
regatta what it has become by
their fierce love and devotion to
sloop racing, and this year we
take great pride in honouring a
man who today is perhaps the
most outstanding living boat
builder and skipper for Abaco,”
Commodore Manny Strachan
said.

“Captain Weatherford stands
out as that breed of Bahamian
seafarers who, through the years,
have been determined and devot-
ed to the craft of boat building
and sailing, and who is a fine
example and for upcoming young
Bahamians who need such an
excellent role model.”

Captain Weatherford, who still
lives in his native Man-O-War
Cay where he began his boat
building trade as a boy at the
William Albury Boatyard, no
longer builds or sails boats com-
petitively, but manages the
sprawling Standard Hardware,
Lumber and Plumbing Supplies
in the centre of Marsh Harbour.

He remains keenly interested
in what transpires on the sloop
racing scene, having in the past
battled the waves against such

sailing champions as Captains -

Rolly Gray, Herzon Moxey, Ken-
nethy. Rolle, and Rupert Knowles.
He'says he is looking forward to

returning to George Town, Exu-,
ma for.this year's.regatta, where

he will be the man of the hour.
Commodore Strachan said

another special feature of this

year’s regatta will be the addition



“Captain Weatherford stands out as
that breed of Bahamian seafarers who,
through the years, have been
determined and devoted to the craft of
boat building and sailing, and who is a
fine example and for upcoming young
Bahamians who need such an excellent

role model.”



of three new. members to the
National Family Island Regatta
Committee who are expected to
contribute greatly to the continu-
ing enhancement of the annual
event. Mr Strachan said one of
the newcomers is Craig Symon-
ette, brother of the late Exuma
Member of Parliament R H
“Bobby” Symonette, who has fol-
lowed in the sailing footsteps of
Bobby, one of the founders of the
regatta more than half a century
ago.

Mark Finlayson, another new
member, is the son of Sir Garret
“Tiger” Finlayson, who has for
years been an unfailing supporter
of the regatta,.and the third is
John Lawrence, and Exumian
with a fierce devotion to the
regatta, and whose mother still
lives in Staniel Cay which
spawned such sailing champions
as the late Captain Kenneth
Rolle.

“We are pleased and proud
that these three gentlemen have
consented to sit among us in the
regular designing and organisa-
tion and actual running of the
regatta, as we strive each year to
make the event more exciting and
more attractive to an increased
number of skippers and their

‘crews, and.to both local and vis-

iting spectators,” the Commodore
‘said. Meanwhile, Captain Scott

‘Weatherford will be featured

prominently in this year’s edition
of the National Family Island
Regatta Magazine, and Mr Stra-
chan, said that his’ friends who



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wish to send him congratulations
may do so by contacting commit-
tee member and treasurer War-
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PICTURED (clockwise from
top Left):

1. (left to right) SHERRILL
Pletscher, manager of John
Bull, Harbour Bay; Shanel
Johnson of AIDS Founda-
tion, and Charlotte Leeder,
manager at John Bull, Bay
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2. (I-r) SHERRILL Pletsch-
er, manager of John Bull,
Harbour Bay; Sandra Rolle
and Jenny Dean of the Sis-
ter Sister Breast Cancer
Support Group, and Char-
lotte Leeder, manager of
John Bull, Bay Street.
3. (I-r) SHERRILL Pletsch-
er, manager of John Bull,
Harbour Bay; Sue Riding of
the Bahamas Heart Associ-
ation, Charlotte Leeder,
manager of John Bull, Bay
Street and Portia Nottage of
Bahamas Heart Association.
4: SHERRILL Pletscher,
manager of John Bull, Har-
bour Bay; Charlotte Leeder,
manager of John Bull, Bay
Street; Michael Hudson an
Denise Beneby,.both of
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to four worthy causes in the community.

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(Bahamas) Heart Foundation; the AIDS Founda-
tion of the Bahamas; REACH Bahamas for
Autism Awareness, and the Sister Sister Breast
Cancer Support Group. On each Giving Tree,
which were stationed at the 284, Bay Street and
Harbour Bay locations, were special seed paper
ornaments which, when planted, would grow into a
beautiful flowering plant and serve as a constant
reminder of the giver’s generosity.

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Clinton holds out

hope for useful |

talks with Tehran.

lm By ROBERT BURNS
WASHING TON

The U.S. and Iran have a
chance to "work out a way of
talking" that could lead to
understandings on a range of
issues, Secretary of State
Hillary Rodham Clinton said
Tuesday.

In a hopeful assessment of
prospects for improved rela-
tions with Tehran, Clinton
told reporters at the State
‘Department that the U.S.
remains opposed to Iran get-
ting nuclear. weapons. She
added that the Obama admin-
istration hopes the twa nations
can work out "a better under-
standing of one another."

During an appearance with
her Czech counterpart, Karel
Schwarzenberg, Clinton was
asked about Iranian President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's
statement that Iran would wel-

“come talks with Washington
if they are based on mutual
respect. Iran and the U.S.
have not had diplomatic rela-
tions for nearly 30 years.

"There is an opportunity for
the Iranian government to

demonstrate a willingness to -

unclench their fist and to
begin a serious and responsi-
ble discussion about a range
of matters," Clinton said.
"We still persist in our view
that Iran should not obtain
nuclear weapons, that it would
be a very unfortunate course
for them to pursue, and we
hope there will be opportuni-
ties in the future for us to
develop a better understand-
ing of one another and to
work outa way of talking that

would produce positive results ,

US remains opposed to Iran

getting nuclear weapons



for the people of Iran."

In New York, U.N. Secre-
tary-General Ban Ki-moon
told ‘a news conference that
he would encourage the Oba-
ma administration to start
talking to Iran as soon as pos-
sible to try to resolve the
nuclear issue.

Clinton said the prospect of
Iran obtaining ballistic mis-
siles capable of striking cen-
tral and western Europe was
the driving force behind U.S.

efforts in recent years to

extend its missile defense sys-
tem to Europe. She did not
say whether the Obama
administration would go
ahead with plans laid by the
Bush administration to install

‘missile interceptors in Poland

and a missile-tracking radar
in the Czech Republic..

Clinton said that if Iran
were to change course on the
development of missiles and
nuclear weapons, then the
U.S. "will reconsider. where
we stand," on, the missile
defense issue. "But we are a
long, long. way from seeing
any evidence of a behavior
change."

Asked whether the U.S. and’

global financial crisis would
have an impact on the admin-

istration's plans to proceed °

with missile defense in
Europe, Clinton said, "Our
concerns about missile defense
are primarily technical,"
adding that economic calcu-

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At least three tornadoes struck Oklahoma on Tuesday,. leaving
trails of damage and knocking out power to thousands of homes and
businesses. :

In the’ evening, a tornado meteorologists described as large and
violent.caused "extensive" property damage and several injuries in the
south-central town of Lone Grove.

"Basically, all we have, it is pretty bad," said Chester Agan, assistant
emergency manager for Carter County.

Officials throughout the county were trying to get ambulances and
other first responders into Lone Grove, said Amber Wilson, the emer-
gency management director for nearby Ardmore.

Some mobile homes were destroyed at a trailer park in Lone Grove,
but no injuries occurred there, Agan said.

In the afternoon, a tornado damaged businesses in Oklahoma City
and homes and businesses in the northern suburb of Edmond.

At.an Edmond business park, a body shop and the vehicles inside had
been turned into a twisted ball of metal.

Shop manager Michael Jerry said he went home to eat and watch the
weather reports as the storm moved into the area.

"It's just surreal," Jerry said. "You just don't believe it- Especially
knowing you were just there minutes before. The steel girders are in a
ball." ‘ ;

In northwest Oklahoma City, one wall of a Chuck E. Cheese. restau-

_ rant collapsed, windows were blown out, and a piece of its awning was
thrown into a tree. Signs were stripped and cars were damaged in the
parking lot.

lations might figure in the
administration's thinking, too.

Those remarks were in line
with Obama's oft-repeated
campaign stance: Missile
defense would be worth pur-
suing as long as the technolo-
gy is proven and the system
can be shown to be cost-effec-
tive.

"We expect any system that
we deploy to be able to oper-
ate effectively to achieve the
goals that are set," Clinto
said. 5 ;

The system proposed for
Poland and the Czech Repub-
lic would be designed to shoot
down a small number of long-
range ballistic missiles outside
the Earth's atmosphere; the
silo-based interceptor rocket
that would be used in that mis-
sion is a newer, two-stage ver-
sion that has not yet been test-
ed in full.

By raising questions about

' the technical feasibility of the

European system, the Obama
administration could be sig-
naling an intention to put it
on the back burner or use it as
a bargaining chip with Russia.
A dimension of the discus-
sion about missile defense in
Europe not mentioned by
Clinton is Russia's strong
objection to it being placed in
the Czech’ Republic and
Poland, in what had been a
Soviet sphere of influence.












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Koala rescued from Australia's wildfire wasteland

lm By ROHAN SULLIVAN
SYDNEY



It was a chance encounter in the charred land-
scape of Australia's deadly wildfires: A koala sips
water from a bottle offered by a firefighter, reports
the Associated Press,

David Tree noticed the koala moving gingerly on
scorched paws as his fire patrol passed. Clearly in
pain, the animal stopped when it saw Tree.

"It was amazing, he turned around, sat on his
bum and sort of looked at me with (a look) like, put
me out of my misery," Tree told The Associated
Press on Tuesday. "I yelled out for a bottle of
water. | unscrewed the bottle, tipped it up on his
lips and he just took it naturally.

"He kept reaching for the bottle, almost like a
baby." .

The team called.animal welfare officers to pick
up the koala Sunday, the day after deadly
firestorms swept southern Victoria state.

"[ love nature, and I've handled koalas before.
They're not the friendliest things, but I wanted to
help him," Tree said. ,

Grumpy

Often mistakenly called koala bears because
they resemble a child's teddy bear, the marsupial is
actually a rather grumpy creature with a loud growl




and sharp claws. It rarely comes down from the £
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bouncing down the road with flames at their backs. =
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Television footage showed cows running down’ — si cpiciong that the worst wildfires ever to strike Australia were deliberately set led police to declare crime scenes Monday in towns incinerated by blazes, while inves-

the main street of a smoke-filled town. : ay : ’
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Tree said he found the koala in a burned-out
forest near Mirboo North, about 90 miles (150
kilometers) east of Melbourne, Victoria's capital.

Koalas normally drink almost no water because
they get almost all their fluids from the leaves they
eat. After the scorched koala sipped from the water

‘ bottle and Tree's crew moved on, animal welfare
officials came by. ‘

Coleen Wood, manager of the Mountain Ash
Wildlife Shelter where the koala was taken for
treatment of second- and third-degree burns to its
paws, said Wednesday that it was expected to make
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lm By SHAYA
- TAYEFE MOHAJER
LOS ANGELES

A national medical society is
investigating whether a fertility
doctor followed its guidelines
when he implanted six embryos
into a Southern California
woman who gave birth to octu-
plets last month, according to
the Associated Press. °

The American Society for
Reproductive Medicine con-
firmed Tuesday that it's inves-
tigating because Nadya Sule-
man says she received in-vitro
fertilization for all 14 of her chil-
dren at the same Beverly Hills
fertility clinic. ,

Suleman, 33, told NBC's
"Today" show that she was
implanted with six embryos in
each of her six pregnancies,
resulting in four single births, a
set of twins and the octuplets.
No more than three embryos
are considered the norm for a
woman her age, and fertility
experts and medical ethicists
have been critical of the Jan. 26
birth of the octuplets.

The society has contacted
Suleman and her doctor, and is

_ prepared to assist the Medical
Board of California, which is
also looking into the pregnancy,
the society's president, Dr. R.
Dale McClure, said in a state-
ment.

"Our guidelines provide the

els

flexibility to give each patient -

treatment individualized to her
needs, and her best chance to
become pregnant without risk-
ing high-order multiple preg-
nancy," said McClure.

"However, it seems that the
guidelines may not have been
followed in Ms. Suleman's
case."

Neither the society or the
medical board identified Sule-
man's physician, Dr. Michael
Kamrava. —

Kamrava, ‘a specialist who
pioneered a method of implan-
tation, was identified Monday
as a result of an NBC interview
with Suleman, who said she
went to the West Coast IVF
Clinic in Beverly Hills and that

all 14 of her children were con- °

ceived with help from the same
doctor. In 2006, Los Angeles
TV station KTLA ran a story
on infertility that showed Kam-
rava, the center's director, treat-
ing Suleman and discussing
embryo implantation.
Kamrava, 57, did not return
calls seeking comment Monday
or Tuesday.
‘When confronted’ by
reporters outside his clinic Mon-
day, he said he had granted a
television interview but would
not give details.
- The state medical board said
last week it was looking into the
Suleman case to see if there was
a "violation of the standard of
care." The medical board said it
had not taken any previous dis-
ciplinary action against Kamra-
va.

Medical soc
octuplet ferti

Kamrava's clinic is a member
of 'the Society for Assisted
Reproductive Technology, a sis-
ter organization of the Ameri-
can Society for Reproductive
Medicine.

Clinics that clearly violate

guidelines can be kicked out of

SART. Neither group is a regu-
latory agency so a removed doc-
tor could still practice medicine.

The state medical board can-
not close the clinic if it is found
at fault, but it can censure the
doctor, putting the violation on
his record.

Kamrava's clinic performed
52 in-vitro procedures in 2006,
according to the most recent
national report compiled by the
Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention. Of those, five
resulted in pregnancies and two
in births. One of the births were
Suleman's twins.

Kamrava's pregnancy rate
that year was among the low-

est in the country. Experts say

many factors affect a clinic's
success rate, including a patien-
t's health and types of proce-
dures done.

Lawsuits

According to court records,
Kamrava has been named in at
least five medical malpractice
lawsuits since 1991. He also has
been involved in other cases
against him or his clinic, includ-
ing at least one alleging fraudu-

- lent conveyance.

In one case, a former employ-
ee accused him and his wife of
hiding income to avoid taxes
and defrauding insurance com-
panies.

Former office administrator
Shirin Afshar sued Kamrava in
1998, claiming discrimination,
harassment, wrongful termina-
tion and infliction of emotional
distress.

Over a seven-year period,
Afshar said, Kamrava and his
wife didn't report about
$400,000 in income to the state
and the Internal Revenue Ser-
vice.

Afshar claims Kamrava made
patients who had no insurance
pay in cash and that money was
turned over to Kamrava's wife.
The transactions were neither
entered into an office computer
nor deposited in a bank, the
lawsuit said. —

She said she was fired when
she complained to Kamrava
about what was going on.

Afshar also claimed she had
an abortion in 1992 because she
feared she would lose her job.
When she told Kamrava she
was pregnant, she claims her
boss chastised her.

"How can you take care of
this baby with no job, no family
and no money?" Afshar
claimed Kamrava said.

’ The lawsuit was settled in
1999 for an undisclosed amount.

The IRS did not immediately
have any information about
Afshar's tax claims.















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Bellflower Medical Center in Bellflower, Calif. on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009.
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to be identified, gave birth to six girls and.two boys weighing between 1.8 :
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sleep in his crate,

Domino looked like
the most peaceful, innocent
pooch on the planet.

Ha! Just wait, handler Paul
Clas cackled.

According to the Associated
Press, these Portuguese water
dogs can cause all sorts of mis-
chief, he said. And if President
Barack Obama really does
decide make one the First Dog,
look out.

"They'll bring comedy to the
White House. Interesting things
would happen," Clas said Tues-
day at the Westminster Kennel
Club show. "I think it would be
hilarious."

Pacifying this active breed —
among the two the Obamas are
considering — isn't always easy,
even with a big yard and a big
staff. It sometimes takes an .
extra treat.

"Obama may not take bribes,
but his Portuguese water dog
would," Clas said.

The top prize at America's
No. 1 dog event was to be hand-
ed out Tuesday night. Judge
Sari Tietjen was to point to her
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hound named Tiger Woods, a
Scottish terrier with a lucky link
to the 1967 champion, a stan-
dard poodle called Yes and a
puli known for its dreadlocks
won their groups Monday night.

A 10-year-old Sussex spaniel
won the sporting group early
Tuesday evening. Stump earned
the same title in 2004, then went
into retirement.

"Can you believe that?" said
New York Yankees president
Randy Levine, a regular at this
competition.at Madison Square
Garden.

The toy and working winners
were to be chosen later before
Tietjen entered the ring. A pert
Brussels griffon and a monkey-
faced affenpinscher were among
the favorites.

The star affenpinscher is
named Taser. Fitting, too,
because the sons of the hus-
band-and-wife owners founded
the stun-gun company.

As he got prepped to win best
of breed, Taser stood calmly as
a groomer worked him over
with.a blow dryer and two
combs. Taser turns 5 this week
and is a veteran, having won 55
other competitions.

"He's a born show dog," han-

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show, during a press conference in New York, Thursday, Feb. 5

den for two days, starting on Monday, Feb. 9.

varieties at this 133rd edition of
Westminster. The giant Dogue
de Bordeaux is a newcomer to
the show.

A Portuguese water dog has
never won Westminster and
probably wasn't going to make
a strong campaign this year.
Still, Clas wouldn't mind hav-
ing one as a neighbor — he lives
in Thurmont, Md., near the

presidential retreat of Camp —

David.

Labradoodle

Obama said his family had
narrowed the choices to a "Por-
ti" or a Labradoodle; a designer
mix of a Labrador retriever and
a poodle.

The president has said he is
ready to begin visiting shelters
with wife Michelle and daugh-
ters Sasha and Malia. A main
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television host for the show, said
the Obamas are doing a good '
job in taking their time.

"It's an important decision:

Whichever.dog he picks will.

probably be with him longer
than anyone in his Cabinet,"
Frei said.

Portis are medium sized,
weighing 50 or 60 pounds. They
can be black, brown, white or a
mix, with either a wavy or curly
coat of hair, not fur. Sen.
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They like to rough house and °
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attention. 5

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he put his paws up on the hood
next to me. He wanted to play,"
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LAST YEAR'S Best in Show at the Westminster Dog Show, a beagle named Uno, looks over the room after a press

street. He'd taken it."

For that reason, Gale Erskine::
of Monrovia, Md., would prefer
the Obamas go in a different
direction.

Erskine was part of a. group
rooting for a Porti at Westmin-
ster, and said they're not the
easiest dogs for first-time own-
ers. ye
"We're pushing for a
Labradoodle. That's my vote,"
she said.

Erskine's friend, Terry Her-
man, said Portuguese water.
dogs "command intense com-
panionship. They don't take
kindly,to being ignored."

So, would that be a good fit:
for the commander in chief?..:

"Someone who might have:
to push the red button, I don't.
know," Herman said. "But I

_ know the Porti would be glad to

push any buttons available."



THE 2008 Best in Show, a beagle named Uno, helps to kick off the 133rd

Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Madison Square. Garden in New

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A 21-YEAR-OLD man
was killed on an Amazonian
Indian reservation in western
Brazil, and police said Tues-
day that a witness to the
‘attack claimed the victim was
partially eaten by the Indians,
according to the Associated

- Press.

Ocelio Alves de Carvalho
was killed Feb. 3 on the Kuli-
na Indian reservation, said
Jose Carlos Correia da Silva,
the military police comman-
der in the small city of Envira
in Amazonas state.

Silva said an Indian who
witnessed the killing — and
tried to stop it — arrived at
the police station to report the
alleged murder the next day.
The witness said body parts
were roasted and eaten, Silva
said.

"He was decapitated and
cut in half," Silva said the wit-

ness told him. " After this, his.

internal organs, his heart, and
parts of his thigh were cut
away and eaten."

Silva said five suspects
escaped into the jungle, and
their motive was unknown. He
said that the witness said the
suspects had been drinking
heavily.

What remained of Carval-
ho's body was retrieved by rel-
atives two days after the
alleged murder and taken to a
hospital, where Silva said he
examined them.

According to Brazilian law,
civil and military police are
not allowed onto an Indian
reservation without permis-
sion from federal officials. Sil-
va said investigators did not
receive that permission until
about five days after the inci-
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PAKISTAN told an envoy
dispatched by President Barack
Obama that it wants to be includ-
ed in talks on any changes in U.S.

efforts to defeat al-Qaida and‘

Taliban militants wreaking havoc
in its territory and in neighboring
Afghanistan, according to the
Associated Press. .

Pakistani officials gave no
details on any policy discussions
during Richard Holbrooke's
meetings Tuesday with the prime
minister and other leaders, but
Foreign Minister Shah
Mehmood Qureshi hailed his vis-

it as a "new beginning" in ties.

between America and Pakistan.
"This administration has a dif-

ferent approach and starts on a.

different footing, that was a very
pleasant change," he said after
meeting Holbrooke, who as
White Houst envoy to the
Balkans in the Kosovo conflict

“earned a reputation as a tough

negotiator.
US. officials say Holbrooke's

first visit to the region as envoy is

aimed at gathering information
to help form the basis of a new
policy on Afghanistan and Pak-



istan expected before April,
After four days in Pakistan, he
also is to visit Afghanistan and
India. Holbrooke did not address
the media.

Pakistan's security forces are
struggling to contain a surge in
violence blamed on militants
sheltering in the rugged north-
west close to Afghanistan. U.S.
and NATO officers say the insur-
gents based there are also behind
many of the attacks in
Afghanistan more than seven
years after the fall of the Tal-
iban.

The main supply line for West-
ern troops passes through north-
western Pakistan and is increas-
ingly under attack by militants,
while Indian allegations — sup-
ported by the U.S. — that Pak-
istani terrorists carried out last
year's Mumbai attacks have
chilled ties between the nuclear-
armed neighbors, who have
fought three wars in the last 60
years.

Meanwhile, Pakistan's civilian |

leadership is looking increasing-
ly weak and appears unable to
find a common voice on how to
tackle the militant threat less
than a year after it came to pow-





er following the U.S.-backed dic-
tatorship of President Pervez
Musharraf.

Options being considered by
Obama include boosting. U.S.
troop numbers in Afghanistan
and conditioning American aid
to Pakistan on more solid coop-
eration in the fight against mili-

‘tants in the border region,

believed to be a likely hiding
place for al-Qaida chief Osama
bin Laden.

Qureshi said Pakistan wanted
to be included in any discussions
on future U.S. policy decisions
regarding Pakistan and

- Afghanistan.

"They (the Americans) feel
that for any strategy which is
effective in Afghanistan, it can-
not be. done in isolation. Pak-

istan has to be on board," .

Qureshi said.

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza
Gilani reiterated Pakistan's long-
held objections to U.S. missile
strikes against al-Qaida targets
in the border region, saying in a
statement that he told Hol-
brooke they were "counterpro-
ductive and are promoting anti-
American feeling in the area."

The Obama administration

U.S. Special Representative to Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke, third from right, holds

talks with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, left, at Foreign Ministry in Islamabad,

Pakistan on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009. Holbrooke is in Pakistan on a three-day official visit to hold talks

_ with Pakistani leadership to discuss the bilateral, regional and international issues.



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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009, PAGE 27



has signaled that it is going to
continue with the strikes, which
officials say have killed several
top al-Qaida leaders. The attacks
are unpopular among many Pak-
istanis and are used by critics to
attack the government.

There are also persistent ques-







tions about Pakistan's loyalties
in the fight against terror, with
critics saying that elements of the
military and intelligence agen-
cies either tolerate or actively
support militants the state once
cultivated to deploy against
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Dr. Gail Saunders _. Rev. Beryl Higgs © Mrs. Anita Bernard Mrs, Harriet Pratt _ Josephine Parker Mr. Patrick Thompson
Immediate Past Presedent © Council President 1st. VP me pend VP re Secretary . > Treasurer

BAHAMAS GIRL GUIDES ASSOCIATION

; Started in England in 1910, the Girl Guide Movement, which is the largest world-wide organization for girls and young women,
a will observe its Centenary in a year’s time. Guiding was introduced.in The Bahamas in 1915 and today, thousands of Bahamian
women throughout the Commonwealth can attest to the many benefits they have derived from being members of this great
organization. Having qualified for Full Membership to the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1978, The Bahamas
Girl Guide Association has been on the move in carrying out its mandate to make Guiding the organization of choice for girls and
young women.
At the Annual General Meeting, held in December 2008, the Asodatad thanked Dr. Gail Saunders for so ably servirig as
President of the Guide Council for the past five years. She was succeeded by the new President, Rev. Beryl Higgs, who
‘previously served as 1° Vice President. The new 1° Vice President is now Mrs. Anita Bernard and 2™ Vice President, Mrs. Harriet ea me
Pratt. The Council is made up of men and women who strive to ensure that Guiding in in our Country has the support.and sustained Ms. Julia Burnside = Mrs. Nicolette Archer. Ms. Karen Lightbourne ~
interest needed to achieve the objectives of this Movement. Chief Commissioner Deputy Chief Intenational Commissioner
Serving at the helm of the leadership on the-uniformed branch of the Association is the Chief Commissioner, Miss Julia Burnside, :
who is now in her second year in this post. Thé Deputy Chief Commissioner is Mrs. Nicolette Archer and nei is a team of

Assistant Commissioners who hold responsibilities for various districts and portfolios.

GUIDING IS GOOD FOR GIRLS

~ The Bahamas Girl Guides Association's Mission is, “To provide girls and young women with opportunities for
the development of character, responsible citizenship and service in their own and world communities’.





y

Over. the years, this mission has been implemented through exciting, fun-filled and girl-centered activities
based upon a comprehensive Eight Point Programme for Brownies, Guides and Rangers.



aes , Ms. M. Peggey Pinder Ms. Carolyiirvoins
These eight points of our programme are as follows:- Eastern Division Commissioner ‘Western Division Commissioner

BROWNIES GUIDES

Do their best - Character Development

Keep Healthy =| Physical Fitness

Wide Awake Thinking for Oneself

Have Fun Enjoyment of the out of-doors

Help at Home ~— |. -Home.craft skills

Make Things Exploring The Arts.

Lend A Hand Readiness and ability to serve others
Are Friendly Relationship with people

‘



iF
2.
3.
4,
5.
6.
7.
8.

“Mrs. Constance Miller
Family Island Commissioner



Utilizing our essential methods of working i.e. working together in small groups; commitment to a common standard; self.
government and decision making; care for the individual; and, a balanced varied programme, our Alig have a chance to:-
* Develop a personal faith and a meaningful set of valyes;
+ Be empowered to act on their values and convictions;
* Develop self- -awareness, self-esteem, self-respect and respect for ee
+ Be challenged by fun-filled new adventures and experiences, and achieve a sense of pride in accomplishment;
_ + Lear practical skills and teamwork;
* Develop leadership, team-building and decision making skills
* Enjoy, value and protect the natural environment;
* Give service to their community and_our global village;
* Appreciate and learn about the world, its people and cultures:

GRAND BAHAMA AND THE FAMILY ISLANDS

What an exciting time to be a part off he Bahamas Girl Guides iano as we strive to establish units throughout the
Family Islands.

-We are excited because units are being re-activated and new ones are e starting, Girls need a place where they can just be girls :
- have fun, make friends, build character and discover their potential. Sunflower Ranoer as de ef [es émmussioner
That’s the prescription that Gin Guiding offers. FT ei ne

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Presently, there are four districts:

1. Grand Bahama, Commissioner, Mrs. Sharon Sawyer
2. Eleuthera, Commissioner, Mrs. Audrey Culmer

3. Exuma, Commissioner, Miss Audrea Smith

4, Abaco, Commissioner, Mrs. Michelle Bailey

There are also units in Andros, Long Island and Inagua.

Each island is unique in its own way and activities vary from Island to Island, and. Many activities and service projects: are
carried out throughout the Islands. The units also participate in activities organized by schools, churches and the community.
World Thinking Day on February 22nd is observed by everyone. The girls look forward to our Annual Cookie drive because
they all want to win the prize. For the past two years units in Exuma have received this prestigious cam Island Prize for
selling the most cookies.

Once again Brownies were nominated for the Bahamas Pri mary School Student of the Year Award. Some of them were .
“among the finalists and received monetary rewards. Our goal is to establish a unit on every Island, This is a bold initiative, but
it can be done. We appeal to volunteers to step forward and help us achieve this goal.

Itis our hope that the efforts of the girls and leaders would be given more support and encouragement by Church Leaders,
Local Administrators, School Administrators and parents. We are confident that Guiding in Grand Bahama and the Family
Islands will continue to enrich the lives of all participants and bring real benefits to the country as a whole.

The Bahamas Girl Guides Association (BGGA) is a part of the World Associ ation of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGS). W
are proud to be a part of a sisterhood of more than 10 million girls worldwide.



' Brownie

Persons Interested
in assisting
or donatiing may
contact The
Bahamas Girl
Guides Association |
at:

-The BGGA consists of:
The Sunflowers (5 and 6 year old). Girls who pledge to be friends and have fun,

Brownies (7 to 10 year old). Brownies earn a variety of interest badges through fun and learning ty which they
'_ wear on the sleeves of their dresses.

Guides (11 to 14 years old).

The Guide program helps to build character and mold productive aitzene as they work through ten guide cae One

of the laws is that a Guide is loyal and can be trusted. ‘This should be evident'at all times as Guides strive to be a

sister to all other Guides. Telephone:

922-4342
Fax:

Ranger Guides are 14 to 18 years old. Young women in this age group use the character building learned as a guide
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to train as leaders. These young women are called to be responsible and accountable.
At 18 Ranger Guides prepare and become yourig leaders, This group is very important to the continued growth of the
_ Association. In order for the Association to continue there must be young leaders to train to take over the roles of leaders,
commissioners and council members when the older leaders are no longer able to,

E-mail: bahamasgir
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Across Down

1 Like this rogue, whens, 2 Country which might

converted (9)
8 It may be set for lunch (5)

With a Little Bit of Luck

and tries the club finesse, hoping
West has the king.

rovide aid in some ;
P South dealer.

way (5) Neither side vulnerable.

9 Present day court official Persistently appears in a NORTH But East takes the club ten with
ive award (7) kind of sunhat (6) A 10 the king and returns a diamond to the
gIves ¥I103 ace. South wins and, with only eight
Girl, out of breath (6) _ Two short of a complete #8542 tricks in view, must try to find
A good man in the mine, score (8 #AI86 another trick,
: anes 2) WEST EAST If South had all the time he
‘though too old for the job. Material seen around at @J952 4863 needed, he could drive out the A-K
(4,2) the draper’s? (6) VA84 ¥K752 of hearts and score his ninth trick in
eth tt : ‘ : 0373 1096. that suit. But that obviously won’t
m isin el eee Oley pentane ”) &7 4 &K 53 work on this occasion, since the
the company is. Score, but taken from the SOUTH opponents will collect two, diamond
thrifty (8) field (9) @KQ74 tricks to go with the .A-K of hearts
i f ; a ¥Q%6 and club king for down one.
It's presented at court (8) A tear in the printed sheet @AK There.is only one genuine chance
Danced.and swam (6) indicates extraction (9) &Q 1092 for nine tricks, and that lies in the
Medicines that vary in Charge too much? (8) . The bidding: x hope that West was dealt the jack of
a Across Down South West North East spades. If so, dummy’s ten can be
cost (6) An explorer needs one in. {NT Pass 3NT AllPass converted into a trick by taking a

‘Objectionable (9) 2 Culpability (5)
Goods 3 Start (6)

finesse against the jack.

Opening lead -—- three of diamonds.
So at trick four, declarer leads the

They're associated with
There are times when declarer

heads and tails (3,4)

support (7)
Lodge in temporary

Single amp provides some
light (5)

No parasites, but they live
off others (9)

Yesterday’s Cryptic Solution

Across: 1 Larking, 4 Piper, 7 Wave, 8 -

Muleteer, 10 Runner bean, 12 Stupor,
13 Alters, 15 Camping out, 18
Ungainly, 19 Pile, 20 Again, 21
Shingle.

Down: 1 Lower, 2 Ravenous, 3
Grubby, 4 Prevailing, 5 Peer, 6
Reredos, 9 Decoration, 11 Becoming,
12 Satsuma, 14 Spells, 16 Theme, 17
Agra.-

- accommodation (6)

The rod may become very:
heated (3-3)

Appear on stage to

record (5)

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Yesterday’s Easy Solution

Across: 1 Papyrus, 4 Comic, 7
Etna, 8 Turn down, 10 Short-lived,
12 Banish, 13 Stooge, 15 Free-for-
all, 18 Sabotage, 19 Wild, 20 Match,
21 Romance.
Down: 1 Press, 2 Pinpoint, 3

. Studio, 4 Convention, 5 Mood, 6
Censure, 9 At a stretch, 11
Vocation, 12 Blossom, 14 Ledger,
16 Ladle, 17 Abet.

requested (5)
Hesitant (7)
Monotony (6)

' Feel regret (6)
Rigorous
control (4,4)

To show (8)
Moral lecture (6)
Rogue (6)
Sediment in-
coffee (7)

Come to know (5)
Group generating
ideas (5,4)

4

Almost immediately
(2,2,4)

5 Grave (6)

” Fleet commander (7)

7 One-humped

camel (9)
Complicated
. procedure (9)
Fleeing from the law
(2,3,3)

Rare (7)

Display
ostentatiously (6)
Quantity (6)
Burdened (5)



cannot afford to develop all his
potential tricks, the usual reason
being that by the time the winners are
established, the defenders will
already have collected enough tricks
to defeat him. In these cases* declarer
may have to search for a quicker way

to gain the additional trick (or tricks)

he needs.

For example, take this deal where
declarer starts with six top tricks.
three spades, two diamonds and a
club — and so needs three more to
make three notrump. He wins the
opening diamond lead with the king

spade four and, when West follows
low, plays dummy’s ten. After it
wins, South cashes three more
spades and three clubs and so gets
home with the contract. 1

It is true that the unusual first-
round spade finesse might lose to
East, in which case South would go
down an extra trick.

But considering that declarer is
investing only 50 points while trying
to gain 400 (roughly the value of a
nonvulnerable game at rubber
bridge), this minuscule loss is clearly
worth the risk.

Tomorrow: Standard operating procedure.
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Dollarisation to bring
inflation, fiscal benefits |

@ By N 2IL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

*“DOLLARISING’ the
Bahamian economy would
reduce inflation and “force the
Government to be more fiscally
pruden.”, a Bahamian profes-
sional argued yesterday, while
removing the exchange control
barriers that have impeded this
nation’s development.

Dr Jonathan Rodgers, well-
known.as the Bahamian ‘eye
doctor’, and who addressed the
Bahamas Business Outlook
Conference on monetary policy
issues, said adopting:the US dol-
lar as the national currency
would free-up monetary policy
from its myopic focus on this
nation’s balance of payments,
external reserves and currency
peg.

‘Dr Rodgers told Tribune
Business: “During this recession,
when we need monétary policy,
we’re not using it. The only mon-
etary policy tool used is the occa-
sional moral suasion employed
by the Central Bank, when
reserves fall-off, to [cause the
commercial banks] to tighten up.

“If we dollarise, we would not
have to use that, because US
dollars are aeney in the sys-
tem.”

Dr Rodgers added that adopt-
ing the US’ dollat currency
would reduce inflation through
reducing the cost\of money,
especially by eliminaiting the cur-

BEC cash flow ‘deteriorating’

rency conversion charged
Bahamian businesses and entre-
preneurs faced when they con-
verted Bahamian dollars into
their US counterparts...

“The lower the inflation rate
is, the more an economy can
develop,” Dr Rodgers added.

“The cost of living would come

down by 15-20 per cent. |
“If you now have US dollars

and want to import something, '

you will not have the headache
and.trouble of going to get
exchange control permission.
The cost of money will;come
down. All that will be eliminated
and the cost of doing business
will come down

“The only people losing out
will be the banks, because they
will not be making that: premi-
um. But'for the people as a

_ whole, there will be tremendous

savings all round.” |

Dr Rodgers said dollarisation
would also force the Govern-
ment to be more fiscally respon-
sible, and not run such persis-
tent fiscal deficits that increased
the national debt. This was
because it would have to bor-
row in US dollars to cover any
shortfalls; something that would
incur hefty interest payments.

“It would force the Govern-
ment tobe more fiscally pru-
dent, and it would be more dif-
ficult for the Government to

‘keep rolling over its debt like it

. SEE page 7B

despite 14% sales growth

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas Electricity
Corporation’s (BEC) internal
cash flow has been; “deteriorat-
ing” despite its salfs increasing
ata compounded annual rate of
14 per "cent over the past four
years, it has been revealed, due
to a combination of rate decreas-
es, oil price rises and growth in
electricity losses.

An Inter-American Develop-
ment Bank (IDB) report,
obtained by Tribune Business,
said the state- owned energy sup-
plier was “operating under
financiai constraints”, with cash
flow. and liquidity now under
sustained pressure, especially
given the essential infrastructure
investment being ‘undertaken by
the Corporation.

The IDB report, a prelude to
its Strengthening the Energy Sec-
tor in the Bahamas project,
which it will undertake with the
Government, said that while
BEC’s debt has, remained con-
stant in nominal terms since
2004, over the ‘past four years
“the debt coverage ratios have
been deteriorating”.

“BEC’s historic financial indi-
cators Show that on the operat-
ing side, even though the com-
pany has increased its sales on a
compounded annual growth rate
of 14 per cent over the last four
years, the company is investing
at a much higher rate,” the IDB
said. .

: Delaporte }
NEW PROVIDENCE, BAHAMAS -

* IDB says Corporation’s
liquidity, debt coverage
ratios deteriorating due to

_tariff drop, oil price rise
and.non-billed power

* Barbados saves on 130,000
oil barrel imports per year
through solar water heaters,

- while 90% of Bahamian
households use electricity

* Bahamas using 26,000
barrels of oil per day, —
or 3.6 million per year

‘Such circumstances, com-
bined with the deterioration: of
its internal cash flow as a result
of reduction in the electricity tar-
iffs, higher fuel costs and an
increase in non-billed electricity,
is resulting i in liquidity Pree
sures.’

The $875,000 project, of hich
$700,000 will come from the
IDB and $175,000 from the Gov-
ernment, aims to provide the
Ministry ‘of the Environment,
Ministry of Finance and the
BEST (Bahamas Environment,
Science and Technology) Com-

mission with everything needed’

to analyse a renewable energy
power supply matrix in the
Bahamas.

It will allow these government ; é

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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

multi-billion dollar mega
resort project initially pro-
posed for Grand Bahama’s
East End is now eyeing a
move to within Freeport’s
boundaries, Tribune Business can reveal, and
targeting the Barbary Beach site that would

have been occupied by the Morgan Stanley |

development. — .

That project has now died a death due to the
credit crunch, Tribune Business understands,
but the Bahamas Golden Beach Development

Company (Boucaan) project, which has been .

pegged as an investment of between $2.65- $5
billion, is now exploring the possibility of mov-
ing to the same location.

Sources close to the situation, who request-
ed anonymity, said Bahamas Golden Beach
Development Company had originally been
examining a site of around 1,500-2,000 acres in
eastern Grand Bahama for its four-hotel, four
casino complex that would feature brands such
as Foxwoods Development Company and
Planet Hollywood.

Much of that proposed site was Crown -

Land, and there was initial resistance from
some quarters in government to the develop-

ers either leasing or acquiring such a huge.

swathe of land. That, though, was overcome,
but environmental issues surrounding the prox-
imity of fresh water lenses and tables have
required Bahamas Golden Beach Develop-
ment. Company to look for an alternative

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venue.

This resulted in the Port:area, and Freeport,
being placed under close scrutiny, and it was
ultimately decided that only that location could
support a project of this nature. And Barbary
Beach, which was earmarked for the similar
Morgan Stanley deal, is now regarded as the
ideal site.

Tribune Business’s sources said Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham himself had asked the
Bahamas Golden Beach developers to base
their project in the Freeport area, and the
Government had given the ‘approval in prin-
ciple’ for them. to proceed, having assessed
the development and its financing.

The project would be situated on land cur-
rently owned by the Grand Bahama Devel-

opment Company (Devco), and Tribune Busi-
-ness understands there were some initial prob-
lems over its request that Bahamas Golden | |’

Beach Development Company. pay a non-

refundable deposit for the land. That obstacle -

is now said to have been overcome.

The developers were also said'to have met -
with Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) ‘

chairman Felix Stubbs, and director Hannes
Babak, over the project. However, neither
man returned calls seeking comment yester-

Foxwoods, the other strategic partners includ-
ed Omni Hotels; Taubman, a $2:5 billion list-

ed US company that specialises in gaming .

retail and manages more than 30 major‘shop-

SEE E page ae

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i



Commission aids probe, arrest of Bahamas resident

mBy, NEIL HARTNELL Canadian resident of Nassau to face extradition proceedings ; .

over alleged $4im financial fraud, say US prosecutors:

' traded shares in three compa- . -
“pies through’a ‘piinp:aid dump”

lion ‘pump and dump’ securities
fraud, which on Tuesday result-
ed in the arrest of a 41 year-old
Canadian resident of the
Bahamas prior to the launch of

extradition proceedings against

him.

The Bahamian securities reg-
ulator’s role in the investigation
was mentioned in the release
issued by its US counterpart, the
Securities & Exchange Com-
mission (SEC), which has
launched a civil action against
Dean Sheptycki, a Canadian

-who splits his residency between

Nassau and Fort Lauderdale, in

against him and his co-conspira-
tors.

The US attorney for the
northern district of Oklahoma,
David E: Meilia, in announcing
the unsealing of a 24-count
indictment against the Canadian
atid his co-conspirators, G.
David Gordon, Richard Clark,
James Reskin and Joshua Lank-
ford, said Sheptycki.“was arrest-
ed this morning by Bahamian
authorities and currently awaits
extradition to the United
States”.

The charges relate to an
alleged manipulation of publicly

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terday indicated the benefits of
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ing through, its president telling
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ary numbers remaining consis-
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real estate, investment funds
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Investment clubs help to edu-
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fundamentals of investing, the
stock market and financial prod-
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with each other.

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investment-clubs provide a solid

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the establishment and achieve-
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tives, they may be created as.
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of members within an invest-
ment club, except the restric-
tions imposed by its own bylaws
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randum and Articles of Associ-
ation and Shareholders’ Agree-

ment (where applicable), it is

prudent to establish and main-
tain an investment club with a
relatively small number of mem-
bers.

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club to achieve the following —

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(1) Create an ease of efficien-
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(2) Maximize returns on its
investments .

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owners, and is governed by the
provisions of the Partnership
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a partnership agreement, where -

applicable. ,

A partnership may be a gen-
eral partnership, where each
partner has unlimited liability,
or a partner may be a limited
partner of a partnership. where
his involvement may be limited
purely to financial-matters.

The limited partner does not
participate in any decision mak-
ing in the partnership, and his

- liability is limited to the amount

of money he invests in the busi-
ness.

A partnership is in many ways
similar to a sole proprietorship,
in that the legal and financial
liabilities of the partnership
extend beyond the partnership
to the’ individual partners and
their personal assets.

Creditors can pursue partners
individually to satisfy the oblig-
ations of the partnership, where
necessary. Partnérs are liable
for the actions of the other part-
ners where such actions were
done on behalf of the partner-
ship or in the partnership name,
subject to certain exceptions.

The legal implications of the
liability involved in partnerships,
particularly incurring personal
liability for the actions of a
group of people whom one is
just beginning to know and
work with, may limit the viabil-
ity and prospect of the partner-
ship vehicle for individuals seek-
ing to establish, organise and
join investment clubs in the
Bahamas.

Companies Act companies

A company is considered a
legal entity separate from its
shareholders and principals.

The liability of a company is
limite,d and shareholder losses
with regard to the company’s
actions cannot exceed the
amount of money that they
invested in the entity.

Companies incorporated

under the Companies Act 1992

(as amended) are the tradition-
al corporate vehicles for invest-
ment clubs in the Bahamas, as
these companies enable their
members to have the legal
capacity, limited liability, flexi-
bility and longevity to meet the
investment club’s financial goals.

A company is often estab-
lished in the Bahamas upon the
reservation of a company name, ”
the statutory filing of the Mem-
orandum and Articles of Asso-
ciation of the company, and the
issuance of a Certificate of
Incorporation.

The incorporation of a com-
pany is more costly and requires
more paperwork than the estab-
lishment of a partnership, in
many instances, and requires
payment of annual government
license fees and the filing of
statutory documents to remain
in good standing.

Unlike a partnership, a com-
pany survives the death of
shareholders, principals and ulti-

-mate beneficial owner(s). A

company may also issue more
shares, add directors and share-
holders, expand or downsize,
subject to its Memorandum and
Articles of Association, without
changing its legal existence or
structure.

Members may elect directors
and officers for the company,
or resolve to each act as direc-’
tors of the company, subject to
the provisions of the company’s
Articles of Association.

Members of an investment

_club initially contribute a lump

sum for the establishment of the
company, and for investment
purposes. Shares are then issued
to the members commensurate
with their initial investment, or
subject to the club’s determina-
tion of equal or unequal share-
holding options, depending
upon their initial contributions.

It is highly recofamended that
a Shareholders’ Agreement be
executed by the members of an
investment club and duly filed at
the.Companies Registry. This
agreement binds each share-
holder/member contractually to
each. other, and may specify
important provisions for the
sale, purchase and assignment
of shares to third parties (mem-
bers may have the right of first
refusal for the sale of the shares,

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NIB increasing its prosecution of employers

@ By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter

THE National Insurance
Board (NIB) has initiated “an
increased amount of prosecu-
tions” of business owners who

Multi-billion project
in Freeport switch

FROM page 1B

ping malls across the US;
Baglioni Hotels; and Atlantic
Marina Holdings as the marina
operator.

The developers and their
partners are all understood to
be willing to invest $265 million
in total equity into the project,
with UBS’s investment banking
arm offering to provide a $500
million credit facility.

The Bahamas Golden Beach
Development Company project
was projected to create just
under 3,000 construction jobs
at peak build-out, with a‘total
annual wage bill of over $143
million.

When full operation of the
resort complex began, more
than 3,000 permanent jobs were
forecast to be created, with.the
first phase build-out involving
2,400 roonis. :



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No. 45 of 2000 |

In Voluntary Liquidation |

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, (No. 45 of 2000),
SHELBER INVESTMENTS LIMITED, is in dissolution.
Continental Liquidators Inc. is the Liquidator and can be
contacted at Ciudad Radial, Calle 4a #1836, Juan Diiz, City
of Panama, Republic of Panama. All persons having claims
against the above-named company are required to send their
names, addresses. and particulars of their debts or claims to the

Liquidator before 10th day of March, 2009.

have failed to make statutory
contributions on behalf of
employees, its director told Tri-
bune Business yesterday, while
many other companies are still
being investigated for the same.

Algernon Cargill told Tribune
Business that NIB now has 70
inspectors who track the pay-
ment of contributions by
employers. The ratio of inspec-
tors to businesses, according to

Mr Cargill, is roughly one per

400 firms. “They focus on col-
lecting contributions,” he said.
Mr Cargill confirmed that
NIB will not close its eyes to
employers who have not made
arrangements to settle their
arrears. “The NIB Act allows us
to prosecute criminally,” he said

Tribune Business has learned
that many high-profile business-
es are under investigation for

_failing to pay NIB contributions

on behalf of their employees,
and some owners have recently
been prosecuted and incarcer-
ated. More arrest warrants have
been issued for individuals who
continue to be delinquent and
unresponsive to NIB.

Often, companies that deduct
NIB contributions from employ-
ee salaries but do noy pay them,
instead use the funds as working
capital to meet operational and
ordinary working expenses.

Shortly before the New Year,
Mr Cargill announced that more

















than 300 delinquent businesses
had been recommended for
prosecution, and he expected
that number to increase this
year.

That announcement came
after businesses were given a
three-and-ahalf month “amnesty
period” during which those
known to be delinquent in their
contributions were permitted to
come in and pay off their arrears
without interest added.

According to Mr Cargill,
many businesses came forward
to do the right thing. “Some
businesses stepped forward and
honoured their commitments to
pay NIB contributions, and NIB
is in the process of working with
these businesses to finalise pay-
ment arrangements or, alterna-

tively, see the avenues available

to us to ensure collections of the
contributions,” he said.
He added that NIB’s first

action is to try to work out pay- -

ment arrangements for those

‘who have fallen into arrears. But

some businesses, he said, “just
don’t want to pay”.
“We will not. close our eyes to

‘delinquent employers,” said Mr

Cargill. “We will follow through
on every arrears we’re made
aware of. These are essentially
businesses that failed to coop-
erate either in terms of produc-
ing the records and/or paying.”

Mr Cargill said contributions
made by employees, by way of a
deduction from their pay
cheques, represents 40 per cent
of the total contribution made
to NIB..

When employers deduct the
NIB contributions, it can amount
to as much as $59 per month or
$708 per year.

Mr Cargill said employers
who fall into arrears are made to
pay at least their employee’s
portion. NIB, he said, despite an
employer’s failure to make con-
tributions, will not deny an
employee benefits.

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Robin Hood profits grow ‘three-fold’

FROM page 1B

casts last year, because of what
was going on in the world, but
right now we're within 4-5 per-
centage points of what we fore-
casted,” Mr Schaefer told Tri-
bune Business.

“Business-wise, our sales are
up 85 per cent over last year.
We were hoping for 100 per
cent; but the previous year we
had good sales, because we
extended the Christmas pro-
motion.’

While sales comparisons
year-over-year are relatively
meaningless currently for Robin
Hood, since its expanded for-
mat was not trading then, hav-
ing opened later in the year, Mr
Schaefer added: “Our profit
comparison was almost three
times the amount for January.”

Some 55,000 customers
passed through Robin Hood.in
January, Mr Schaefer said, fol-
lowing the 100,000 who passed

through in the run- up to Christ-:

mas.

Machinery & Energy Limited Caterpillar dealer in the-
Bahamas are seeking a candidate to work as a

Parts Supervisor, at our Freeport Office - Branch.

The Candidate should have the following requirements:
Have 5-7 years experience with the Caterpillar or
similar Product.Line, have worked in a Caterpillar

dealership or a similar Organization;

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Have training in Ordering and Receiving Parts

Importation;

Be able to Audit Parts Inventory; Cyclic Count

. Procedure;

Degree from an accredited University would be an

asset;

Must be able to manager and motivate staff in the

Parts Department;

Must have experience in process statistical control in
planning, programming and control of Caterpillar
industrial parts and Warehouse production process; .
Able to manage major components interchange
process; Hoses assembling process.

This candidate is required to be a professional who
thrives on the challenge of Managing Parts Inventory
and all other operational procedures within the Parts

Warehouse.

Send complete resume with education and work

experience to:

M&ELimited, |
P. O. Box N-3238,
Nassau Bahamas,

Attention: Office Administrator, or email .

me@me-lid.com.

NOTE: Only persons heinad interviewed for this

position will be contacted.

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Robin Hood is set to use a
combination of promotions,
marketing events and new prod-
uct offerings, combined with its
traditional reputation for low
prices and value, to keep entic-
ing-consumer traffic into its
stores as the economy contracts.

Acknowledging that he was
concerned about Baha Mar’s
decision to close its hotels for

two months this summer, and -

the overall hotel industry per-
formance, given that the sector
accounted for a huge chunk of

Robin Hood’s customer base,
Mr Schaefer said the retailer
was due to open a liquor store
and its sushi bar within the next
two weeks.

The health and beauty
department was due to be
extended by 50 per cent, Mr
Schaefer added, to meet cus-
tomer demand, while the furni-
ture department was also due
to be refurbished in 2009.

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IN THE ESTATE OF RODNEY
THOMPSON late of Adelaide

- Village in the Western 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 27" day of February, A.D. 2009,
after which date the Executors will proceed to
distribute the estate having regard only to the
claims of which they 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.

Dated the 10 day of February, A.D. 2009.

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

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tions, had already opened, and
Robin Hood was “looking at
also opening a jewellery and
women’s boutique.’

“The women’s boutique
could be opened in the next six
weeks,”.said Mr Schaefer. “The
gourmet and deli section is
being completely revamped.”
A juice bar and olive bar are
also on the menu, as is an Ital-
ian food festival scheduled for
the end of February.

. Different food festivals were
planned for each month, said

Mr Schaefer, adding that store.

owners had to “put on a dog
and pony show as well as retail”
to keep customers coming in.
Taking a leaf out of US
restaurant chain Denny’s book,

Mr Schaefer said that starting:

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next Wednesday, from 8-10am,
Robin Hood would offer free
breakfasts to customers. The
initiative might be expanded if it
proves successful, he added.

And this Friday, Robin Hood
will launch its bus service, pro-
viding 10 buses on route 22 to
bring customers to its store.

“What we’re doing with the
route is, if you spend $20 or
more here, we’ll pay for your
bus fare here and the ride
home,” Mr Schaefer explained.

Robin Hood, though, is yet
to reach its goal of 24-hour
opening, seven days per week.
Currently, it is open from 8am
to 8pm on Mondays to Wednes-
days; 8am to 9pm on Thursdays,
Fridays and Saturdays, and 8am
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Senior Group & Health Benefits Account Representative

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Account Executive

to join our Group & Health Benefits team. Reporting to the Director, Group
& Health Benefits Department, the successful candidate must possess tne
skills and knowledge to successfully manage existing Group accounts and
ensure continued growth and retention of the Group portfolio.

Specific duties:

Management of existing Group accounts to ensure continued con and

retention.

Attracting New Business opportunities through effective piessitaton of

our Group products. .

Maintain high level of customer satisfaction to Group clients by effectively
resolving issues and explaining changes or enhancements to Group

products.

Qualifications:

Strong negotiation skills.

Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
Excellent presentation skills.

Ability to work independently.

Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

3-5 years Group Health Insurance Industry experience essential
Marketing and/or Sales experience preferred.

The successful candidate will:
Demonstrate a professional attitude and excellent communication skills.
Have exceptional follow through ability.
Possess time management skills to ensure ‘comtortebls working
relationship with customers to meet project requirements and deadlines.

Be dependable, organized, and detail oriented. .

To apply:

Send electronic resumé to careers@colinaimperial.com +

Manager, Human Resources

308 East Bay Street
P.O. Box N-4728
Nassau, Bahamas

! Applications must be received by February 16, 2009



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BUSINESS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009, PAGE 5B



Over 100 to attend private banking seminar

More than 100 international
speakers and attendees from
top tier private banks, rising
boutique firms and family office
will attend the Private Banking
World 2009 conference, which
takes place from February 23-
26, 2009, at the Atlantis resort
on Paradise Island.

Wendy Warren, the Bahamas
Financial Services Board’s
(BFSB) chief executive and
executive director, said: “The
conference has been sponsored
as a way to bring international
gatekeepers to our shores, to
best experience the Bahamas.

“Business referrals, refer-
ences and relationships are sig-
nificantly increased when we
host international business dri-
vers here, and they interact with
all levels of the Government,
regulators and the private sec-
tor”.

The -onference, of which.

BFSB is the title sponsor, pre-
sents an opportunity to expand
and reinforce business net-

works, and to demonstrate the
strength of the Bahamian finan-
cial services community.

Jan Mezulanik, chairman of
the Association of Internation-
al Banks & Trust Companies
(AIBT), also title sponsors of
the conference, urged all
bankers, trust professionals,
asset managers and profession-
al service providers to take
advantage of professional devel-
opment and networking oppor-
tunities presented over the four
days of Private Banking World
Bahamas.

Keynote presentations will be
given by Ian Fair, deputy chair-
man, Butterfield Bank,
Bahamas; Andrew Mehalko,
chief investment officer, Gen-
Spring Family Offices; Gerard
Aquilina, vice-chairman, Bar-
clay’s Wealth; and Charles
Lowenhaupt, chief executive,
Lowenhaupt Global Advisors.

Some of the other presenta-_
_ tions and speakers include:

Dr. Steen. Ehlern, managing

director, Ferguson Partners
Family Office, Switzerland; Car-
ol Pepper, chief executive &
founder, Pepper International;
Michael Cole, executive vice-
president and national director,
Wells Fargo Family Wealth
Group; and Juan Constantino
Martinez will be part of a panel
discussion on The Rise of Bou-
tiques and multi-family offices,
and the Changing Face of Large
Institutions

Stephen McCarthy, Senior

Vice President, KCG Capital,

U.S.; Steve Braverman, Presi-
dent, Harris my CFO, U.S. and

Bruce Weatherhill, CEO, Bruce -

Weatherhill Executive Con-
sulting, UK will have a panel
discussion on The Art of
Advice and Building Trust.
Gregor Bienz, chief executive

_and head of private banking,

Bank Frey & C, and Sam Luft,
executive vice-president, head

‘of investment management,

Credit Agricole Suisse

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Dr Vladislav Mudrych, Hypo
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BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION



_ VACANCY NOTICE
INTERNALAUDITON

* Bachelor degree in Accounting or other closely related discipline
* Professional accounting certification (e.g

Salary for the position is in Group 3 of the Senior Staff Salary Scales.











































‘ ° ~ INTERNALAUDIT DEPARTMENT



A Vacancy exists in the Corporation for an Internal Auditor in the Internal Audit Department.
Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to the following:

* Produces audit programs and submit the same for approval of the Chief Internal Auditor
* Conducts complete risk assessment for areas being audited
* Conducts financial, operational and ITS audit assignments in accordance with established audit programs.
* This.involves a complete assessment of the systems of internal control, risk exposures and the efficiency.
effectiveness and economic use of resources to achieve management objectives
* Produces audit reports on audit concerns, their causes, effects and the audit recommendations in”
"accordance with the IIA Standards
* Conducts some audit investigations, evaluate findings and produce investigation reports: exercising
the IA’s ethical standards e.g., confidentiality, etc.
* Conducts reviews of budgetary systems (including variances analysis), policies, manpower efficiency

* Produces audit reports and submit the same to the Chief Internal Auditor for review and release
to management and the Audit Committee :
* Assembles audit files and conducts cursory reviews of audit files produced by the Assistant Internal

© Trains, coaches and direct the activities of the Audit Clerks, and offers general supervision and technical
support to the Assistant Internal Auditor(s)
* Conducts corporate research, and investigations on vendors and conducts fraud investigations. ieeducins

* Assist the AGM/Chief Internal Auditor in the annual audit planning exercise and offer direct assistance on
* Conduct audits in conjunction with the External Auditors and produce working papers for the External

* Conducts stock taking observation exercises, Family Island audits and special assignments

.. CA, CPA,), in addition completing the CIA would be highly

¢ Understand and apply Internal Audit Standards and International Accounting Standards
* Good investigative, interviewing and analytical skills

* Knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel computer programs. Also knowledge of audit software and a
good working knowledge of the ITE system are required

* Good knowledge of the Corporation’s operating policies, systems and procedures

* Management and supervision skills :

¢A minimum of 5 years experience

Interested persons should apply by completing and returning an Application Form to: The Manager-Human
Resources & Training Department, Bahamas Electricity Corporation, Blue Hill & Tucker, P. O. Box

N-7509 Nassau Bahamas on or before: February 24, 2009,





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RECESSION, from 2B

for instance), indemnification,
the transmission of shares to
beneficiaries, general beneficia-
ry rights, and legal and contrac-
tual obligations and responsi-
bilities of shareholders/mem-
bers, to each other and the com-

pany.

As a privately-owned, mid-sized Bahamian
Company and the authorized Caterpillar
dealer in the Bahamas; M&E Ltd. is presently
‘seeking Certified Caterpillar Technicians
with Mechanical and Electrical experiences,
along with proof of academic and practical
expertise.

How should an investment
club operate?

After their initial/start-up con-
tribution, members normally
pay a monthly contribution of
an amount determined by the
investment club.

This money is pooled togeth-
er, and deposited to a broker-
age/investment account for the
purpose of making investments
in stocks, bonds, investment
funds and real estate, and/or a
separate operations account for
the club’s operational and
administrative ‘expenses,
depending upon the division of
the members’ contributions.

Once members pay: their
monthly contributions, they are
not allowed to withdraw these
funds within a prescribed time

These candidates should be
professionals who thrive on the challenge of
developing outstanding customer relations
and service excellence.

Send.complete resume with education and
work experience to:

M & E Limited, P. O. Box N-3238, Nassau
Bahamas, Attention: Office Administrator,

or email me@me-Itd.com .

Only persons being interviewed for this
position will be contacted.



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BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION —
VACANCY NOTICE .



ASSISTANT INTERNALAUDITOR
INTERNAL AUDIT DEPARTMENT

Vacancy exists in the Corporation for an Assistant Internal Auditor in the Internal Audit
Department.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

° Works unsupervised, and attends weekly meeting with the AGM/Chief
Internal Auditor

* Consults with the Intérnal Auditor or AGM/Chief Internal Auditor to resolve queries or

obtain guidance on audit assignments

* Develops audit programs for conducting audits, from the planning to reporting
stages for approval by the AGM/Chief Internal Auditor _

* Conduct financial, operational and ITS audits at Head Office and the Family
Islands Operations

* Provides feedback on Audit Clerks in the preliminary performance evaluation
for them

* Coaches, supervises, and assists in the training of Audit Clerks

* Collects information and updating continuous audit monitors on plants and Eammnly
Island branches and produce regular reports

* Assists, External Auditors in the preparation of work papers for the annual,
audit exercise

Job ib Regiuivemients include:

° Bachelor degree in Accounting or other closely related discipline

* Completion of a professional certification (ACCA, CA, CPA or the CIA)

° Understand Internal Audit Standards and Procedures, and International
Accounting Standards

* Good investigative, interviewing, problem solving and analytical skills

¢ Excellent written and verbal communication skills

: * Knowledge of intemal controls, operational audit techniques 'as well as the a
. to identify and assess risks

* Good knowledge of the Corporation’s operating policies, systems and procedures

¢ The ability to assess and evaluate the Corporation systems of internal control

¢ The ability to conduct some risk analysis for major areas within the Corporation

* The ability to conduct financial, operational and ITS audits and investigations
and exercise strict audit code of ethics (e.g. confidentiality)

* Ability to lead, supervise and training audit clerks

* A minimum of 3-5 years experience

Interested persons should apply by completing and returning an Application Form to:
The Manager-Human Resources & Training Department, Bahamas Electricity
Corporation, Blue Hill & Tucker, P. O. Box N-7509 Nassau Bahamas on or before:

February 24, 2009.



without incurring some penalty

cy is designed to create a disin-
centive for members’ ‘transac-
tional financial practices’, and
restrict members from con-
stantly or prematurely with-
drawing funds from the club.
This allows the club to meet its
administrative and operational
expenses, and achieve its invest-
ment goals and objectives with-
out delay or interruption.
Investment clubs make invest-
ments in various securities, real
estate and investment funds, in
accordance with its established
investment philosophy, objec-
tives, corporate decision-mak-

" ing and risk appetite. The invest-

ments also have to come within
the parameters of its bylaws,

_ Articles of Association and

Shareholders’ Agreement.
In addition to a Sharehold-

ers’.Agreement, it is also rec-

ommended that members sign
a Confidentiality/Non-Disclo-
sure Agreement and, in some
instances, a Non-Competition
Agreement, in order to preserve
and protect the investment
club’s trade secrets, investment
strategies, prospects, current or

pending investment transac- .

tions, and the personal and
financial information of its
members. Alternatively, these

' safeguards may also be included
in the provisions of the club’s

Articles of Association and/or

- its Shareholders’ Agreement.

Members normally meet reg-
ularly each month at a set date,
time and venue, and the invest-
ment club meeting often

involves discussion and decision- .

making on the club’s adminis-
tration and operation, strategy,
research, the performance and

_ profitability of its investments,

members’ responsibilities and
accountability,'and investment
projects. It also incorporates an
education and training pro-
gramme on the basics of invest-
ing, investment products and
services, insurance and financial

and estate planning.

General Considerations

for Investment Clubs

In deciding whether to organ-
ise, establish or join an invest-
ment club, here are some gen-
eral considerations for a poten-
tial member:

* The existing or potential .
members of a club and the-

knowledge, expertise, experi-
ence or overall value they bring
or will bring to the club.

* Size of the club and the
quality of its leadership, vision
and focus

* The investment philosophy,
strategy, objectives, goals and
risk appetite of the investment
club, and the members’ legal
and corporate responsibilities
and obligations to the invest-
ment club/company and each
other.

* The investment club’s com-
pliance with local laws and reg-
ulations

* The investment club’s
bylaws, Articles of Association,

Shareholders Agreement, Con- _

fidentiality and Non-Competi-

tion Agreements.

* The format, frequency,

-member participation, and deci-

sion-making policies and proce-
dures of the investment club’s
meetings

. /* The types of investments

currently held by the investment

_club or the types of investments
it wishes to make, and the com-

mercial rationale for such invest-
ments.

* Members’ monthly contri-
bution amount, early withdraw-

_al policy and penalties, and oth-

er restrictions and guidelines
- * The investment club’s divi-
dend policy and payout Proce-
dure

* The investment club’s edu-
cation and training programme
and strategy

* The performance of the
investment club’s investments,

COUNTRY: The Bahamas
PROJECT NAME: Legal and Regulatory Framework Update
SECTOR: Water & Sanitation

its profitability, financial track
record (and record-keeping),
and the overall return on its
investments

* The investment club’s suc-
cession plan

* The investment club’s loan
policy

* The investment clubs mem-
ber emergency assistance plan
for unforeseen or unplanned
financial hardship, job loss or
disruption of business

* The investment club’s key
man, indemnity, or directors and
officers insurance provision and
protection.

To the individual or group of
individuals who wishes to be
creative, innovative and empow-
ered in these challenging eco-
nomic times, and still beat the
odds, an investment club is a
worthwhile opportunity.

Its viability and success are
built on the collaborative effort
and energies of like-minded
individuals, working and learn-
ing together, while preserving
their financial future and col-
lectively investing in their econ-
omy

© 2009. Tyrone L.E. Fitzger-
ald. All rights reserved.

NB: The information con-
tained in this article does not
constitute nor is it a substitute

_ for legal advice. Persons reading

this article and/or column, gen-
erally, are encouraged to seek
the relevant legal advice and
assistance regarding issues that
may affect them and may relate
to the information presented.
Tyrone L. E. Fitzgerald is an
attorney. with Fitzgerald &
Fitzgerald. Should you have any
comments regarding this article,
you may contact Mr Fitzgerald
at Suite 212, Lagoon Court
Building, Olde Towne Mall at
Sandyport, West Bay St., P. O.
Box CB-11173, Nassau,
Bahamas or at tyrone@tle-
Seo com

‘REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CONSULTING

SERVICES

IDB-Netherlands Water Partnership Program wey

Project No. N/A

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), subject to approval -of financing
under:.its IDB-Netherlands. Water Partnership Program (INWAP), intends to
apply the proceeds to payments for the updating the Legal and pee
Framework of the water and sanitation sector of The Bahamas.

The ‘services include the preparation of an updated legislative framework for
the water and sanitation sector of The Bahamas and contribute to: (i) the
environmental sustainability of the water resources of the Bahamas; and (ii)
the economic sustainability the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC).
The ‘expected outcome is a legislative framework document, including
draft bills (legislation) that would be presented to Cabinet for its approval,-
passage through Parliament and adoption as law. The consultants will prepare
recommendations for required legal and regulatory reform including definition
of the agency responsible for enforcement and the corresponding resources
required, and fee structure for water resources management. The ‘consultants
will also prepare recommendations for fee structure for the Public Utilities
Commission (PUC) ‘as the regulator of the water and sanitation .service
providers and propose a process for the PUC to regulate the water sector
— pricing, and quality of the service. The estimated duration is 6 months and the
_ place to render the services is The Bahamas.

The Inter-American Development Bank now invites eligible consultants to
indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must
provide information establishing that they are qualified to perform the services
(brochures, description of similar assignments, experience’ in similar conditions,
availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may, associate to
enhance their qualifications.

Consultants will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the
Inter-American Development Bank: Policies for the Selection and Contracting of
Consultants financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (current edition)
and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the policies. The method to be
used for this procurement is Quality- and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS).



Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during
office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. local time.

Expressions of interest must be delivered via mail services or e-mail at the address
indicated below by 5:00 p.m. on February 27, 2009.

Inter-American Development Bank

Water & Sanitation Division

Attn: Evan Cayetano

Water and Sanitation Specialist (In charge of WSA projects in The Bahamas)
6" Floor, Dyoll Building

Kingston 5, Jamaica

. Tel: 1-876-764-0815 (ex. 0823)

Fax: 1-876-926-2898
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ECONOMY, from 2B

does now,” Dr Rodgers said.
“I’m not sure how much gov-
ernment debt has been retired,
because we keep rolling it over.”

He added that unlike most
other countries, which had aban-
doned fixed exchange rates and
exchange controls as far back as
the 1970s, the Bahamas had
“never moved with the times”.
This, and a “stringent” Immi-
gration policy, had prevented
the Bahamian economy from

developing to its full potential.

Besides using exchange con-
trols to support the one:one peg
with the US dollar, Dr Rodgers
said the regime had also been a
useful form of social control for
politicians, as it controlled the
flow of funds in and out of the
Bahamas.

“If you are a Bahamian today,
you can’t invest freely. abroad,
as you have to pay an invest-
ment currency premium that has
come down from 25 per cent to
12.5 per cent,” Dr Rodgers said.

“That prevents people from
getting the best return on their

money. You have to essentially
invest it in the Bahamas, and the
range of opportunities out there
in the world today is better than
in the Bahamas now, today and
in the future.”

The exchange controls also
prevented Bahamians from
accessing cheaper sources of cap-
ital from abroad, making them
solely reliant on the commercial
banks. This, Dr Rodgers said,
placed Bahamians at a disad-
vantage when compared to for-
eign counterparts who could
access private equity funds and
venture capital funds. :

VICE PRINCIPAL NEEDED |

The Anglican Central Education Authority invites applications from qualified
Bahamians for position of VICE PRINCIPAL of St. Anne’s School Preparatory
Department beginning September 2009.

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

computer literate.

Key job functions and responsibilities include:

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

Scheduling: (Timetables; examinatio
Assisting with discipline

Assisting with supervision of academic programme
- Assisting with;Curriculum Development é
Administration of School and External examinations

Oversee Inventory
Oversee Requisitions

ns, invigilations)

Share responsibility for sustaining culture of excellence throughout the school

‘Share respénsibility for providing ac

teamwork.

L

limate that fully develop the concept of

Application forms are available from the‘Anglican Diocese office on Sands Road
off East Street. The completed application together with a cover letter, statement
of educational philosophy and recent photograph must be sent to:

THE DIRECTOR OF Z£DUCATION
ANGLICAN CENTRAL EDUCATION AUTHORITY

P.O. BOX N-656
NASSAU, BAHAMAS

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ee eS
BEC cash flow ‘deteriorating’

FROM page 1B

J agencies, said the IDB, to make

“more rational and efficient
investment decisions. Another
beneficiary will be BEC, which
will have an optimal financial
and investment plan to help
them achieve financial and oper-
ational sustainability, while
exploring alternatives for an
expansion plan including renew-
able energy, waste-to-energy and
natural gas”.

The IDB added that the major
risk to the project came if oil
prices dropped significantly or
remained at their current levels,
causing momentum to be lost
and the switch to renewable
energy to be abandoned. '

- “However, the Bahamian gov-
ernment considers sustainable
energy as a way to hedge against
volatile oil prices,” the IDB
added. “The [project] will allow
a more accurate calculation of
how to mitigate the technical
and financial losses of BEC, and
will help quantify the invest-
ments required by the Govern-
ment of the Bahamas in the
areas of renewable energy, waste
to energy and natural’ gas, to
help reduce the dependency on
fossil fuels.

“The adoption of renewable

energy and waste-to-energy are ~
_ among the top priorities of the

central government and have
been sufficiently addressed, and
their ye underscored,

ee
NAD

Nassau Airport’

Development Company

REQUEST FOR

in the country’s energy policy.”
A document on the IDB’s
complementary project, Pro-

‘\moting Sustainable Energy in

the Bahamas, which has also
been obtained by Tribune Busi-
ness, found that the Bahamas
uses some 26,000 barrels of

imported petroleum products °

per day to meet its energy needs.
In 2005, this translated into
the importation of some 6.3 mil-
lion barrels of petroleum fuel
products to meet the Bahamas’
domestic energy needs.

Power
BEC, which supplies power to

the 85 per cent of the popula-

tion who do not live in Grand
Bahama, does so through 29
operating plants - 28 diesel
engine stations, and one gas tur-
bine - which together have a
maximum capacity of 438
megawatts (MW).

Electricity demand in the
Bahamas is rising at a rate of 3-
4 per cent per year, the IDB
said, and this nation’s almost-
total dependence on fossil fuels
was underlined by the fact 68
per cent of energy needs came
from Heavy Fuel Oil.

“The increase in the cost of
oil, coupled with the increased
national demand for energy, has
created a huge economic bur-
den for the Caribbean in gener-
al, and in particular to the
Bahamas,” the IDB said.

Adopting renewable energy,

Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) seeks a
Qualified Environmental Monitor for Stage 1 of the LPIA
Expansion Project. The scope of services includes:

¢ Review and approve contractors’ environmental plans;

¢ Develop inspection check lists and inspect the work of
contractors for compliance to environmental plans;
Facilitate and communicate with regulatory authorities on
behalf of the Project on environmental issues; and

* . Prepare weekly and monthly reports.

Interested proponents must be qualified, familiar with local
regulatory laws and agencies and familiar with International
"Best Practices (Equator Principles, IFC Standards).

Request For Proposal Packages will be available for pick up
after 1:00 pm, on Thursday, February 12th, 2009.

Request for Proposal closing is Thursday, March 5th, 2009 at

3:00pm Bahamas Time.

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IN THE ESTATE OF SYLVIA
WATKINS late of #7 Sunderland
Road, Stapledon Gardens in the
Western District of the Island of

New Providence,

deceased.

Bahamas,

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 25" day of February, A.D. 2009,
after which date the Executors will proceed to
distribute the estate having regard only to the
claims of which they 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.

Dated the 10" day of February, A.D. 2009.

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



the report added, would reduce
fossil fuel imports and the drain
on external reserves, enhance
Bahamian energy security and
reduce carbon emissions and
environmental impacts.

“The latter is especially impor-
tant given that the annual aver-
age emission of 6.7 tons of car-
bon dioxide per person makes
the Bahamas among the highest
per capita emitters of green-
house gasses in the world,” the
IDB added.

“This could generate an inter-
esting potential to sell carbon
emission-reductions through the
Clean Development Mechanism
(CDM) developed under the
Kyoto Protocol.”

When it came to energy effi-
ciency, the IDB said Barbados
saved on the annual importation

- of 130,000 barrels of oil through

the use of solar water heaters.
This contrasted sharply with the
fact that 90 per cent of Bahami-
an households used electrical
water heaters.

Hotel, government and house-
hold energy audits were also set
to be conducted to enhance
energy efficiency as part of the
IDB’s project, along with a
review of regulations and build-
ing codes. The import tariff
regime was also set to be’
assessed.

To determine the feasibility
and potential wind power held
for supplying Family Island com-.
munities, the IDB study will
implement a pilot monitoring
project in the eastern Bahamas,
probably Cat Island, to gather
essential data. ,

Feasibility studies will also be
undertaken to determine bioen-
ergy projects that could be
developed on land parcels more
than 4,000 acres in size, and yield
more than 20 tons per acre.

Commission

aids probe,
arrest of |
Bahamas

resident
FROM page 1B

price and volume of a particular

- stock in order to later sell that

stock at an artificially inflated

' price. Generally, the perpetra-

tors of a pump and dump
scheme obtain control over a
substantial portion of free trad-

- ing shares.”

Once this is achieved, the mas-
terminds behind such schemes

‘co-ordinate trading of the shares

to create the illusion that there is
far more market demand and
activity than in reality. Then,
false and misleading promo-
tional materials are disseminated
to the market, enticing unsus-
pecting investors to purchase
what is. portrayed as a highly-
regarded stock.

Having pumped the price
thus, the perpetrators than

‘. ‘dump’ their shares by selling

huge volumes to the unsuspect-
ing investors. They often use
nominee companies to hide their
controlling ownership of the
stock and, once it is dumped, it
usually plummets in value, caus-
ing huge losses for investors.

In this particular episode, the
US attorney’s office alleged that
Bahamas resident Sheptycki was

responsible for ‘pumping’ the

stock price of National Storm
Management Group and Deep
Rock Oil & Gas by sending out
“fax blasts” of false promotion-
al material to unsuspecting
investors.

Sheptycki was allegedly paid
$50,000 by Gordon for his work:
in pumping National Storm
Management Group’s stock
price on September 2, 2005.

He allegedly received a fur-
ther $112,500 from Gordon on
September 19, 2005, for the fax
blasts promoting Deep Rock Oil
& Gas.

Then, on December 13, 2005,
Sheptycki received 1.25 million
shares in Global Beverages to
pay for the efforts to pump this
stock.

Sheptycki was then alleged to
have earned $48,000 from selling
Deep Rock Oil & Gas shares in
a series of sales that took place
between September 14, 2005,
and September 16, 2005.

Tribune Business previously
reported that in 2006, the US
courts had ordered Sheptycki to
respond to an SEC subpoena
seeking information on the
scheme and the “production
and/or: mass dissemination of
faxes”.

The Canadian had argued that
the SEC “had no jurisdiction
over him because he was a resi-
dent of Nassau, Bahamas.

“After the SEC produced evi-
dence to the contrary, Sheptycki
agreed to the entry of a stipu-
lated Order requiring his com-
pliance with the SEC’s subpoe-
na.”





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

All that peice parcel or lot of land having an area of 10,000, sq. ft being lots # 26 & 27 situated in the r.d. woods development in the township
of gregory town, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The: Bahamas. this site encompasses three structures
which Is approximately 9 yrs old: there is an efficiency block and two duplex apartments. the two duplex buildings consist of approximately
3,288.46 sq. ft of enclosed living space, with 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living room, dining room and kitchen in one. the efficiency apartment
SSE 1 consist of approximately 281.40:sq. ft. of enclosed living space, with 1-bedroom, 1-bath and kitchen, there is also a wooden washhouse
adjourning the efficiency with an area of 49 sq. ft each apartment unit could be rented at $800 per month and the efficiency at $400, all utilities and services available in this area.

THE TRIBUNE,
February 12, 2009








APPRAISAL: $370,333.00

This property is situated on a quarry based road reservation known as woods terrace.
Lot No. 195, Golden Gates #1
¢

All that lot of land having an area of approximately 6,000 sq ft, being
lot #195 of the subdivision known as Golden Gates. The said
subdivision situated in the western district of New Providence,
Bahamas. Located on the subject property is an approximately
22yrs old single storied duplex apartment building consisting of
approximately 1,330 sq.ft of enclosed living space with each unit
containing 2-bedrooms with closets, 1-bath, living, dining rooms
& kitchen. the land is on a grade & level; however the site appears
to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds contain



flowering & fruit trees & are landscaped.
Appraisal: $162,484.00

Traveling south on Blue Hill Road take the 1st left after the traffic light at Carmichael Road (Lobster Ave), go all the
way to the end before pave road ends; subject property will be the last apartment building on the left side of the road
painted white trimmed pink.

Lot No. 186, Coral Harbour Waterways, Coral Harbour

All that lot of land having an area of 12,150 sq ft, being lot # 186,
of the subdivision known as Coral Harbour Waterways, situated in
the western district of New Providence. Located on this property

ft. of enclosed living space consisting of 3-bedrooms with closets,
2 bathrooms, kitchen, living, dining, family & utility rooms with office
(loft), the residence is also equipped with 2-car garage with electronic
doors the land is on a grade and level; the site appears to be
sufficiently elevated to disallow.the possibility of flooding during

Appraisal: $427,726.80



heavy rainy periods.

Take coral harbour road from the round about, head straight toward the canal, take about the 3rd right, hopkins drive. _

the subject property will be the 1st house on the right side painted all white.

EXUMA LOT NO. 1652, BAHAMA SOUND SECTION 3

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of approximately 5,000
sq ft, being lot 1652, situated in a registered subdivision known as Bahama
Sound of Exuma section 3, the said subdivision situated approximately 2
miles southeast of George Town. Situated on this property is 2. yrs. old
single family two storey building consisting of 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms,

enclosed living space. the building is structurally sound and is generally
in good condition. however the exterior section of the building is in need
of painting. the lot is square in shape on elevation of approximately.15 ft
‘above sea level. no adverse. site, conditions were noted.

APPRAISAL: $185,636.50



. property located on the northeastern side of the old airport road about 2
miles south east of the settlement of George Town. Painted pink trimmed white.

_ DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)

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

Allotment parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front
Street, being just under a quarter acre in size and
on the lowside. A concrete block structure, with
asphalt shingle roof and L-shape in design with a
total length of 70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft., 2,920 sq.
ft., the interior walls are concrete blocks, ceiling is
sheet rock and the floors of vinyl tiles.

Appraisal: $150,000.00



Lot No. 10796, Bahama Sound, Ocean Addition East ©

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of
approximately 9,800 sq ft, being lot 10796, situated in Bahama
Sound Ocean Addition East Subdivision the said subdivision
is situated near the settlement of Mt. Thompson & Farmers
Hill. Situated on this property is a one year old single family
residence of hardi-siding construction with living area of 2034
sq, ft. the building is elevated on concrete pilings & allows
view of the surrounding vistas. There is also a wrap around
; : balcony on three sides of the building. This building consists
of 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living/dining and kitchen. The building is structurally sound and is in good condition.

The property is partially landscaped.
Appraisal: $418,890.00



This property is located on Crestview Drive in Bahama Sound, Ocean Addition East, which is about 10 miles northwest

of George Town & about 3. miles. south of Emerald Bay. This building is painted white trimmed green.

’ ELEUTHERA - LOT NO. 90-D, LOWER BOGUE

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

Appraisal: $490,671.00



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



is a single family residence comprising of approximately 2,482 sq.





livingroom, diningroom:and kitchen, with approximately 1,250 sq. ft of ©



is a portion of one of the Dundas Town Crown.





Sandlewood Residence Apartment

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

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

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

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

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644
sq. ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section “E” in the subdivision
called and known as Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision,
situated in the vicinity of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the island
of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of
The Bahams. This site encompasses a two storey building

: which is approximately 14 yrs old and is abandoned. There
is a wooden landing approximately 7’-4” wide by 20’-0” on the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed
living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden
porch on the upper level is approximately 148sq. ft. There is also a water cistern under the dining room floor area.

. Allutilities and services available. -

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

Dorsetteville, Bamboo Town - Investment
Opportunity Must Sell Lot No. 51

All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being
lot.no. 51, of the subdivision known as Dorsetteville, the
“said subdivision situated in the southern district of New
~ Providence Bahamas. Located on the subject property ‘is
a structure comprising of an approximately 20yr old duplex
apartment comprising of approximately 1,641 sq. ft. of
enclosed living space which includes two 2-bedrooms, 1-
bath, kitchen, living & dining rooms units. and an
approximately 9yr old one bedroom .apartment building
comprising of 382 sq. ft. with bath, kitchen, living/dining
: ; room. the land is on a grade and level; the site appears
to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds
are fairly kept with improvements of concrete parking area & concrete walkways around the premises. The yard is
enclosed with chairied linked fencing at the sides and back. é :

‘ Appraisal: $202,225.40

Traveling south on East Street from Soldier Road, turn right at Porky’s Service Station Victoria Blvd]. Travel pass the
third corner on the left, the subject property will be the 9th on the left side. Painted green trim white.

SIR LYNDEN PINDLING ESTATES

All that lot of land having an area of 5000 sq ft, being
lot 2525/6 of the subdivision known as Sir Lynden
Pindling Estates, the said subdivision is situated
in the southeastern district of New Providence
Bahamas. This property is comprised of an
approximately 4 yrs old single family residence
\j consisting — of approximately 1,220 sq. ft of
=] enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-
bathrooms, living/dining room, kitchen and utility
room. the land is on a grade and level; however
the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to
disallow. the possibility of flooding during annual
; ; heavy rainy periods. the grounds are fairly kept, with
improvements including a walkway. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing.

Appraisal: $155,694.40
Traveling through Pinewood Gardens from East Street. go to the roundabout. heading north from the roundabout, ,
take the 2nd corner right heading east toward Sir Lynden Pindling Estates. After passing the convenience store,
take the 1st corner right and head toward the Charles Saunders Highway, the property is the 5th house on the left.

Lot No. 313, Kennedy Subdivision

All that lot of land being Lot No. 313, in the
subdivision known as Kennedy Subdivision situated
in the southern district of New Providence, Bahamas.
& having an area of approximately 4,158 sq. ft.
located on the subject property is an approximately
30 year old single family residence comprising of
-approximately 845 sq, ft of enclosed living space
consisting of 3-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, dining
& kitchen. The land is on a grade & level; however
the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to
dissallow the possiblity of flooding during heavy .
rainy periods

Appraisal: $109,398.00



Take the main entrance into Kennedy Subdivision from Soldier Road, travel all the way toward Pinewood Gardens,
the take the last corner right heading toward malcolm allotment the subject property will be the 5th house on the ,
left side of the street painted light green trimmed dark green.

VACANT PROPERTIES

i MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA :

“ All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft., and designated “E” which forms a portion of land
known as “Mutton Fish Point” situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island
of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:-
Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 393.13
hundredth ft.; outwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 402.57 hundredth ft;
eastwardly by the main Queen’s Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 hundredth ft; westwardly by
land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 hundredth ft. this
property having an area of approximately 44,714 sq. ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development
and is quiet, peaceful.and Has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

; . Wh ke APPRAISAL: $60,000.00

ISLAND HARBOUR BEACH, EXUMA

All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80’X 100’) sq. ft. being Lot No.9, Block 2, Island Harbour
Beach Subdivision situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma Bahamas. The
property is located on an unpaved road known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view

of the ocean.
Appraisal: $80,000.00

Lot.No. 14, South Ocean Beach
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land having an area of 1.148 acres, being lot #14 of the subdivision known
as South Ocean Beach, the said subdivision situated in the western district of New Providence Bahamas. This
property is zonned residential single family/multi family. The land is sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility
of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year.

: Appraisal: $247,000.00 a
Travelling west on Carmichael Road to Coral Harbour roundabout take 1st entrance. on the left, Coral Heights
west, the subject property is the 7th vacant lot on tHe right handside of Victor Road.



LOT NO. 10B, PALMETTO POINT

All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10B situated North of
Ingraham’s Pond and Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by Lot No. 3B ahd
running thereon for a distance of (90) ft; on the East by Lot No. 11B and running thereon for a distance of (100)
ft; on the south by a 20’ wide road reservation and running thereon (90) ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running

thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said Lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity of a white sandy
beach. This neighborhood is zoned residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of
approximately 50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area is approximately 80% developed

MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA : ae ; :
with all utilities and services available.

’ All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing 1 acre situated about two'miles northwestward of the settlement

_ of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is
bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwestwardly by the main Queens Highway ahd/is running thereon for a
distance of 125.462 feet northwestwardly by the land now of formerly the property jof Coridon Limited, and
running thereon for a distance of 390.274 hundredth ft.; southwestwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation and
running thereon for a distance of 128.128 hundredth ft; southeastwardly by the land now or formerly the property
of the Venor and running thereon for a distance of 322.955 hundredth ft. This property having an area of
approximately 44,847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial development and is quiet dnd peaceful
with a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

APPRAISAL: $60,000.00

This lot is vacant land and is located in the area known as “Mutton Fish Point”

meas conditions of sale and other information contact 326-1771 Ores



APPRAISAL: $83,250.00

; MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq. ft. and
designated “F” which forms a portion of land known as “Mutton Fish Point” situated about two miles northwestward
of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of
Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 hundredth ft; southwardly by land now or formerly
the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly by the
main Queen’s Highway and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. westwardly by land now or
formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this
neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of
approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,276.00





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MISCELLANEOUS PROPERTIES a,

Lot No. 6, Block 10, Millars Heights Subdivision Vy Crown Allotment No. 79, Murphy Town Abaco

All that lot of land having an area of approximately 7,500
sq ft, being lot 6, block 10, of the subdivision known
as Millars Heights, the said subdivision situated in the
southwestern district of New Providence and located
on the western side of East Avenue. Situated on the
property is an approximately 4yr old single story
residence with approximately 1,672 sq. ft. of enclosed
living space & consisting of 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms,
living/dining room, family room, kitchen, laundry room,
entry foyer, small entry porch & back patio. The land






10,000 sq ft, being a portion of the Murphy Town Crown
Allotment # 79. Located on this property is a single family
wooden structure, with hardi board siding & asphalt ‘
shingle roof |-shaped.with a projected area of 1,546 sq,
ft, plus a covered porch being 7/27ft & driveway of about
250 sq, ft this house is approximately 20 yrs old with 3-
bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, family room utility room & kitchen
He need . souls aionilen The walle - pele a of
‘ : sheetroc'! the floor of ceramic tiles the future life of
Is ona grade and level and rectangular in shape. this house is approximately 30 yrs. The land rises above

" Appraisal: $239,000.00 road level & about 25ft above sea level, with no likelihood of flooding in a hurricane.

Travelling west on Carmichael Road go pass bamboo shack, then turn left onto East Ave. after crossing - scale
High Street the subject property is the 3rd house on the right hand side of the road painted light blue Appraisal: $135,000.00
trimmed white.

All that parcel of land having an approximate area of
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MURPHY TOWN ABACO ‘

Alll that parcel of land having an approximate area of
9,000 sq ft, located on the above mentioned lot is a single
family wooden structure, 25ft by 40 ft with asphalt shingled
F| roof. This house is approximately 15 yr old and comprising
“| of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining area and
kitchen. This house is in need of some serious. repairs.
The future life of this house depends on the repairs that
will be carried out. Without repairs it is not more than
about 5 years. If upgrading and maintenance is carried
out it could be longer the land rises above road level, to
a height in excess of approximately 15ft above sea level,
with no likelihood of flooding in a hurricane.

HAMILTON’S, LONG ISLAND

All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements
situated in the settlement of Hamilton's in the Island
of Long Island, and comprising of approximately
13,547 sq. ft. and is elevated approximately 7-8 ft
above sea level. This site encompasses a 35yr
structure. A simple style home consisting of two
bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, living and dining
room. the home however is consisted of 2 separate
constructions; 613.60 sq. ft of concrete construction
and 624 sq. ft of wooden construction all amenities
are to the property such as electricity, water, cable
and telephone.

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Appraisal: $72,250.00

Appraisal: $67,000.00. e This house is located off the main Murphy Town Road about 150 ft to the Northeast of the corner and is painted
The property is accessed by the main Queen's Highway. blue trimmed white.

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Lot No. B-22 Rita Pugh Estates LOT LOCATED STELLA MARIS, LONG ISLAND

All that lot of land having an area of approximately 5,310
sq ft, being Lot B-22 of the subdivision known as Rita Pugh
Estates, the said subdivision situated in the eastern district
of New Providence Bahamas. Located on the subject
property is an approximately 3yr old single story residence
consisting of approximately 1,200 sq ft of enclosed living
space with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living, dining, kitchen
& utility room. The land is on a grade & level; however the
site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the
possibility of flooding. The property is enclosed with chain

, ‘linked fencing at the sides & back & have an incomplete
wall at the front. security bars, a wall unit air conditian & a split unit air condition system are attached
to the structure.








All that lot of land having an area of 30,000 sq
ft, more or less, having a 150 ft of road frontage
& running back 200 ft at its most is located
within the Stella Maris Subdivision in North Long
Island one of the Island of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas. Located on this property is a
6yr old split level residence consiting of
approximately 3,058 sq. ft. of enclosed living
space with 2-bedrooms, 2-bathroms, living,
dining & tv rooms, kitchen & breakfast room,
also a garage which serves as a laundry. room.
There is also attached to the home a 10,000
gallon rain water holding tank & 1,202 sq ft of



Appraisal: $175,466.30, tiled patio. ‘
Traveling Fox Hill Road off Prince Charles Drive heading north, take 1st corner on the left, go all the :
way pass fox dale entrance, & pass freddy munning estate. Continue all the way towards Saint . Appraisal: $658,000.00

BARRE aca ee ee Se eA Ne SE

Augustine, take last corner on the right & the subject property will be the 4th house on the right hand
side of the road. 7 ;

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(LOT NO. 62, LOWER BOGUE) ELEUTHERA Lot No. 4, Rocky Pine Road © B
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‘ : 1 All that lot of land having an area of 6,092 sq ft, being A
ecole ocala gia Baader a ere ee Lot #4 of the subdivision known.as Rocky Pine Road, =
being Nas 62, comprising of anein 34.210 sq. tt., this the said eubalvision aces in the shiglostt a eatin of i
site encompasses a 12 year old single.storney. home Hew: Fovidencs Fa ates od mh the 4 ies E
comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, front room property is an approximately Syr old single-storey duplex
dining, breakfast room kitchen and laundry room, with apartment consisting of approximately 1,800 sq it of :
a total living area of approximately 2,342.06. Property. Bee ee te See ees E
also includes a double car garage, and front entrance level howerer the site appears to be sufficient! cleveted Hl
) with a total sq. ft. of approximately 655.75. This home i te aPP : : y iH
is approximately 85% completed. The property is well to disallow the Soccer ot receding during ee heavy ff
\ landscaped with crab grass, fiascos and some fruit : Shon : rainy periods of the year. The property Isno Jan scaped. EB
EPS: eta Oa Het Fos Meee ti Tal Appraisal: $233,070.40. in ;
Appraisal: $240,198.00 ae Traveling west on Carmichael Road, turn through McKinney Ave & go all tie way to Rocky Pine Road.
: . Traveling on Rocky Pine Road the subject property will be on the 3rd corner on the left painted gray
This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the settlement of Lower Bogue. trimmed white. : :

Crown Allotment No. 48, Murphy Town Abaco

All,that parcel of land having an approximate area of 10,000 sq ft, being a portion of the Murphy Town Crown Allotment # 48. The.property is presently
occupied by a split-level building. The building is constructed with concrete & wood on the exterior with gypsum wallboard siding on the interior with asphalt
shingle roof. The building has a total area of 3,300 sq, ft, of floor space with exterior decking space. The building is being used as a multi unit apartment
containing 3-units, each comprising of 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living dining & kitchen, & a shop space utilized as a clothing store. The building appears
structurally sound & well kept-the property is partially landscaped & demonstrate upkeep. The property is well drained & does not present any visible dramage
challenges under normal conditions. : ;

: Appraisal: $338,500.00

The subject property is situated at forest drive, murphy town.



VACANT PROPERTIES

. Lot No. 184, Victoria Gardens



‘All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land having an area of 6,000 sq, ft, being lot #184 of the subdivision known as Victoria Gardens, the said subdivision situated in the western district of New Providence The
Bahamas. This property is zonned single family/mutti family. The land is flat & appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year.

Appraisal: $78,000.00



Travelling west on Carmichael Road turn right onto Gladstone Road then turn onto Victoria Gardens, take 1st go all the way through. The subject property will be about the 11th vacant lot on the right handside

of the road. .
BLACKWOOD, ABACO |
Lot No. 3, Block 8, Derby Subdivision Freeport All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and
best use. It is ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties
All that lot of land having an area of .26 acres, being Lot #3, Block 8, Unit 3, of the subdivision known within the community. The site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the
as Derby Subdivision, situate on the Island of Freeport, Grand Bahamas. property remains largely in its original state. It is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation .
intersperse with broad strands of mature Yellow Pine indigenous to the area. The property is well drained and
Appraisal: $65,000.00 represents no immediate flooding danger under normal conditions.
This property is located on Henny Terrace & about 500 yards from Casuarina Drive & 150 yards from ; APPRAISAL: $219,354.40
the Queens Highway. All service & utilities included. The subdivision is zonned as single family %
residential. ; The subject property is vacant and is situated at the Southeastern entrance of the Community of Blackwood,
3 “| Abaco. The property is undivided and comprises approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately
26 acres. ;
Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher Casuarina Point, Abaco

All that lot of land having an area of approximately 11,900 sq. ft. being Lot #23 of the subdivision
known as Casuarina Point, Great Abaco this site has only foundation footers in place for the
western unit. The eastern unit has the foundation walls built up with 8” cement blocks to a height
of 3 ft above grade. The eastern unit also has the front exterior wall erected & 1/3 of the floor
poured with cement. The site has prefabricated poured cement septic tank in place on the site.
However the pit needs to be re-excavated to accommodate the installation of the tank. No plumbing
oe a rough-ins have been installed, there is also ; ee See wih bathroom a site.

oa]: i e subject property has plans in place for the construction of fourplex residence on two floors
Appraisal: $97,214.00 with a total of 3,348 aa ft of onclosed living space. Property is zonned residential.

All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq ft, being lot B, between the subdivision known
as Rock Crusher and in the vicinity of Perpall Tract situated in. the western district of New
Providence, Bahamas. This property is zoned multi family/single family. Also located on this
property is a structure comprising of a duplex at foundation level under construction, and
consisting of approximately 1,566 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with a patio consisting of
270, sq. ft. the starter bars are in place and foundation poured.

Traveling West on Farrington Road take a right after the PL.P. headquarters, go about
midways through to Wilson Street, go though the corner all the way to the dead-end. The
property is located behind the chain linked fence at the back of'the yard.

Appraisal: $80, 000.00

The subject property is located east off the Great Abaco Highway at the tuurning for Casuarina
Point & is the 1st right turning after the “Different of Abaco”. The subject property is located near
to public beach access ot GS ;



NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA) Eleuthera - Lot No. 15, North Palmetto Point

i : : 7 i ini 16 sq. ft. being a portion of a 25.166 acre tract
Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 22,316 Se :
by Deal Investment Ltd., this is a single family zoning and 50 ft., above sea level. This site ‘A” & being lot # 15 in a development known as Spanish Main situated in the settlement of Palmetto

encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry fill. po on the Island of Eleuthera, one of the Islands of The Bahamas. This area is complete with
The concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot #20 situated | 4! utilities and services available.

1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant and a hill over looking the ical:
Atlantic Ocean. g Appraisal: $65,832.00

Eleuthera district.

For conditions of sale and other information contact 326-1771 * Fax 356-385 |



Appraisal: $41,770.00 This property is situatedat Spanish Main just off the Bank Road North Palmetto Point South











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Lot 238 SUN CLOSE
SUNSHINE PARK

Located on this 4,200 square feet .
single/multi family property is a
20-year-old building of T-111 wood
with concrete floor, consisting
approxi-mately 2,198. square feet
ef enclosed space. The structure
was formerly used as a retail
store and storage facility.
Directions: From Golden Gates
Shopping Centre, Baillou Hill Road.
Take the third corner on the Right after
passing Farmer’s Market. Take the
second Right then First right (Sun Close) subject is the fourth property on the
Right white trimmed black. ,

Appraisal: $136,000.00



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Lot 8 TERRA NOVA ESTATES $195,000.00

Appraisal:






The total area of the property is 6,750 sq. ft. Located on this property is
a single family residence consisting of approximately 1,338 sq. ft. of
living space inclusive of two bedrooms, one bathroom, living, dining

and kitchen. ;
Directions to property: Travelling west on Cowpen Road from Blue Hill Road, take
_first corner left to go to T-junction, turn left then first right. Subject is second

property on the left.

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Lots 26, 27, 37, Block 1
SEABREEZE ESTATES

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Appraisal: $638,676.00



Executive styled house which has been converted into three units.
The first unit features an open plan in the outer area consisting of
living, dining with sunken floor, kitchen, and powder room. The inner
area consists of three bedrooms, three baths including a master
suite and master bath, consisting of a large Jacuzzi, shower and
walk-in clasets. The second unit consists of two bedrooms, one
bath, living, dining, kitchen, office area. The third unit consists of an
open plan with kitchen, living, bedroom and a private bedroom.
Added features: Enclosed pool, central air condition, courtyard, and
fenced in patios ,
Directions to. property: Take Prince Charles heading east, turn at the light
at the intersection of Seabreeze and Prince Charles Drive. Golf Course
Boulevard, take third corner on the right, Bay Cedar Avenue, then take.
second corner on. left, Darling Plum Grove, subject will be about the 5th
property on the left. a

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7 WESTRIDGE ESTATES Appraisal: $930,000.00

ae © All that lot of land having an area
of 30000 square feet, being lot
Number 17 of the subdivision
known as Westridge Estates
Addition. Situate in the Western
District on the island of New
Providence.

Located on ‘the subject property is
| a newly con-structed single storey
_ structure comprising 6,000 feet of
‘living space with a three Car
Garage.

The building is 75% completed and comprises five bedrooms, four and a half baths
study, living/dining, family room, kitchen, laundry and generator room.
Location: From SuperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into Westridge, take the first
corner on the Right, Westridge Drive. Subject property will be about the seventh on the right
hand side of the road.

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No. 736 VELLOW ELDER GARDENS

NICOLLS COURT, EAST — Appraisal: $78,000.00

4 All ‘that land having an area of
3,200 square feet, being lot
Number 736, Nicolls Court, Yellow
Elder Gardens. Located on the
property is a twenty-five year old
structure of approximately 753.48
square feet of enclosed living
space inclusive of 4 bedrooms, 1
hathroom, living and dining rooms,
and kitchen.

Directions: From Harrold Road take the
first. right off Bethel Avenue. Proceed
‘East. The subject property is the
fifteenth on the left painted pink and
white.









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No. 5 OFF SOUTH BEACH DRIVE
OFF BLUE HILL ROAD

All that lot of land having an area
of 8,740 square feet, being lot #5 |
of a tract of land situated on the |
Western side of Blue Hill Road
south approximately 700 feet
south of Marshall Road off South
Beach . Road. Situated in the ;
District of New §
Providence. Located on the
subject property is a split leveled
Triplex Apartment Complex
comprising (2) bedroom,’ (1) ~%
bathroom, living, dining, kitchen .
and porch unit. The other
comprises 4 bedrooms, 3”
bathrooms, living, dining room, kitchen, foyer, porch and laundry room,

UNIT 1 IS 90% COMPLETE. UNIT 2 IS 85% COMPLETE. UNIT 3 IS OCCUPIED.

Directions: Take Blue Hill Road south towards South Beach. Continue past Marshall Road and
the Wilderness Club. Subject Property is located through. the last unpaved road on the right
just before ZNS transmission tower. . j :

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Appraisal: $401,000.00





Appraisal: $1 12,105.00




All that piece, parcel or lot of
: land 2,743 feet East of the
junction of the Palmetto Point
read. and main - Eleuthera
Highway containing 2.45 acres.
This site encompasses a 28-
year-old single storey concrete
structure of approximately &32
square feet of enclosed floor
space inclusive of shop space
and rest room facilities.

ELEUTHERA
Lot #115 GOVERNMENT SUBDIVISION ae
ALICE TOWN, HATCHET BAY = Appraisal: $101,023.00 |

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Located on this property of 5,500 square feet is a 20-year-old |
single family. residence of approximately 1,635 square feet of
‘living space. Included in this home is three bedrooms, two
bathrooms, living, dining rooms and kitchen.. The house is in need.
‘of repairs. ;



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HARBOUR SUBDIVISION Appraisal:



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The subject property is located on Kingway Road and is developed
with an area of 20,000 square feet. Situated thereon is a residence
comprised of 3,645 square feet of living accommodations,
inclusive of 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, with laundry and utility spaces
and a two bedroom one bath guest cottage of 600 square feet. The
property is fenced with white picket fencing and has a Gazebo at
the highest portion of the property.

EXUMA
BAHAMA SOUND #18 __
Lots 17663, 17664, 17665

The subject property is being |
developed with a single family
split level residence of CBS
construction with 1956 square
feet of living space. The top
floor comprises 1496 square
feet and the lower floor
comprises 460 square feet. All
plumbing and electrical rough :

work has been completed. The block work is completed on the
bottom floor with a portion of the upper floor completed.





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Lot 23A, Block KN, John Wentworth Avenue, Unit 1

BAHAMIA NORTH SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $718,000.00



Located on this Multi Family lot of 23, 564 square feet.are two incomplete
buildings. Single story Triplex of 3,502 square feet inclusive of Living and
dining area with full service kitchen three bedrooms inclusive of Master
bedroom and two bathrooms per unit.

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Lot No. 37 BLOCK 33, CHURCHILL COURT,
BAHAMIA MARINA & BAHAMIA 4 SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA __ Appraisal: $337, 000.00



All that lot of land having an area of 16,533 sq. ft. being lot No. 37 ‘of the.

subdivision known and designated as Bahamia Marina and Bahamia Section
_4 Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. Located on this property is a

structure comprising a 3 year old duplex structure -which . covers .

approximately (3,058) square feet. Apartment consisting of two 2-bedrooms,
2-bathroom with private Jacuzzi in master bath, spacious living and dining

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA

sides for a total area of .
approximately .38 acres. |
Located on the subject



Lot 4 Block U BAHAMIA SECTION 1
Appraisal: $348,721.00

The property has four unequal

property is a split leveled
structure comprising
approximately 4,427 square
feet of enclosed living space.
The space consist of five
bedrooms, three bathrooms,
kitchen, living room, dining s
area, two Bahama rooms, a double car garage and laundry area.





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Lot 13, Block 11, DERBY SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $180,300.00



Lot 13 fronts along the northern side of Henny Road at the end of the
cul-de-sac. Its configuration has four unequal sides. The rear
boundary is along the canal. The front boundary has a curvilinear

road frontage of 45 feet. The rear boundary (canal frontage) with one

point of inflection has a total length of 165 feet. The western side
boundary has a length of 146 feet and the eastern side a length of.



room, full service kitchen, a laundry and utility room, foyer/hallway with linen,
and storage closet. The property is fully secured by: six foot plastic coated
chain-link fence runs along the side and rear and adjoins the painted 4 foot
wall, with 5 foot pillars at front with electronic gate. .

Lot 7 ‘ae 8 - BAHAMIA SECTION IV epee
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $799,560.00

Located on the property of 1.08 acres
that has been zoned for multifamily
development are four buildings: A, B,
C and D. Houses A and B are
positioned along the road and they
face each other. Houses C and D are
located to the rear of the building and
are facing each other. The
constructions. of.Houses A and B are
just about completed, houses C and D
are incomplete. The lot is enclosed
with chain linked fence except along
the front where a concrete wall is
erected. A concrete driveway (also
used for parking and about the centre
of the lot) leads from the road and
runs through the middle of the yard
separating House AandB... -

125 feet. These dimensions result in an area of .32 acres.

Erected on this property is an incomplete building of a proposed
‘| single storey house. The living space is approximately. 3,228 square
feet: inclusive of foyer, living and dining. rooms, kitchen, breakfast
nook; four bedrooms, three bathrooms, powder room, den, laundry
area, study and ample closet and storage space.

Lot 1, Block 8, SEA HORSE VILLAGE, BAHAMA

REEF YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $290,000.00



Situated on this property of 12,500 square feet is a 36-year-old -
quadroplex apartment building. containing two 2 bedrooms and 2
bathroom units and two 1 bedroom, one bathroom units. Each unit
contains foyer, living and dining area, laundry and kitchen.

Each building contains.a total area of
two thousand and seventy-two (2,072)
square feet. Inclusive of the entrance.
porch with an area of 182 square feet.

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Each house contains an entrance
/ porch, living and dining rooms and
kitchen, three bedrooms, two
bathrooms, a laundry area, adequate
storage and closet Pace:



Lot 29 IMPERIAL PARK SUBDIVISION #2
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: S185, 000. 00



Lot #18 BLOCK #27 VENICE BAY Appraisal $591 ,958.00 |

A mulitfamily lot of 12,225 square feet comprising three structures... One
complete unit at the front comprising 1638 and a,porch of 200 square feet of
living space. A middle structure (town house) of 1626 square feet of Ilving.
space thats 80% complete and the third building at the rear of the property up.
‘to belt course comprising 1627 square feet. Each building has: ewe bedrooms,
one. bathroom, iiving ang dining areas and
kitchen. {

Directions: Travelling West on Carmichael Road, turn onto
Bacardi Road. Travel South past Millar's Pond just before
reaching Bacardi. ‘Turn Right onto paved -road after
passing the pond. Subject is located on the Right side of
the road. ;















The size of the Ne eaky is 90x100 or 9,000 sq. ft. Located thereon is a
single storey single family dwelling of approximately 1,900 sq. ft. of
‘living space. Accommodations include a front porch, a foyer, living and
dining rooms, kitchen with pantry, family room with utility closet,
master bedroom with Jacuzzi bathroom and with an additional two
bedrooms and two bathrooms.



Lot 12B, Block LN, Unit 2
BAHAMIA NORTH, FREEPORT Appraisal: $54,000.00

The property is located on Cadwallader Drive and has an area of
approximately 24,001.56 square feet. It is multi-family zoned.

FOR CONDITIONS OF SALE AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
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lock 13 Unit 2
| GREENING GLADE _
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisals &

Located on this .35 of an
1 acre property is a sixteen-
year-old single family
residence comprising four
bedrooms, two bathrooms,
living, dining, storage, utility
and laundry rooms; there is a
foyer, kitchen and den. The
total area of living space is
3,016 square feet.

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AH ANA Appraisal: $96, 000.00

| All that piece, 1. barbie or lot land being Block 10, Lot 11 of Derby
| Subdivision. The land is vacant, rectangular in shape, on level ground
| ame is on a canal. Contains approximately 11,250 sq. ft. and is in a
| single family residential area.





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GREENING GLADE SUBDIVISION. Appraisal: $75,000.00

All that piece’ parcel and let of land described as lot 7 block 21,
| Albacore Drive, Victoria Place and Mid Chipman Road, Unit 2, Greening |
Glade Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. The lot contains 20,580
sq. ft. and zoned. as multi-family residential.

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|Lot 52, Block 16, Unit 5 MOOR DRIVE &
Lot 96 HUDSON ESTATES Appraisal: $116,190.00 || MOOR CLOSE CLEARWATER COVE s
LINCOLN GREEN SUBDIVISION . na
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $27,000.00 |

The Subject Property covers approximately fourteen thousand eight
hundred and eighty three square feet (14,883) and is single family zoned.

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| Located on this 72x eet property is a 16 years old single | gay ai ane eo '
| family dwelling comprising 1,490 square feet of living space. This SUBDIVISION : ee Appraisal: po 12,000.00 H

| includes, a living, dining and laundry room, kitchen, three
bedrooms, two bathrooms, a garage and entrance porch.





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| Lot 117 (Section 4d).
| MALIBOO REEF SUB IVISION
| FREEPORT) GRAND Spee tusei Appraisal: $264,300.00



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The lot has a total area of 9,419. Situated on this property is a two-year-
old triplex apartment building of appoximately 3,332 square feet of
anclosed living SPACE.

Unit 1 comprises ground levetcontry feyer with stairway alcove, living,
dining and powder room; kitchen, utility room and study. Upper level }.
comprises stairway alcove corridor, three bedooms, with closets and two |
bathrooms. “e
Units 2 and 3 comprises living and dining areas, kitchen, two bedrooms 5
IS with closets, one bathroom and bedroom corridor. : d

| The lot is rectangular in shape at the end ot a cul de sac amd | Directions: Take Eastern Road heading east, turn High Vista Drive, turn left |

measures a total area of 11,128 square feet or .25 acres. Erected om | at junction go around bend, turn fourth corner right, turn left, subject will be |

the property is a 2,664 sq. ft. single family residence. lin addition to Das : - : i.
n entrance porch of 120 sq. ft. and cart porch of 432 sq. ft. The about 7th property on the ich side painted dark green trimmed white.

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| living space is divided into a foyer, living, diming, kitchen, family and ;
a Bahama room. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a powder: FOO ies aeccdaduscasessccsvectevecseseee ;

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Lot 20 COOPER’S TERRACE _ Appraisal: $97,000.00
OFF KEMP ROAD

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| HARBOUR WEST SUBDIVISION Dibiece. praperty. are." 2

aisals $243, 000. 00 | structures. BUNMDING 1
‘comprise an approximately =
25.30 year old single family |
residence consisting _ of ,
approx. 937 sq. ft. of living
space with 3 bedrooms
with closets, 1 bathroom,
living, dining, kitchen and
poreh, |
BUILDING 2 comprises. a single sterey building of poured eoncrete
foundation approximately 20 years old. Floors are tiled; ceilings
x are sheet rock with standard plumbing and electrical fixtures. The
| The lot is rectangular in shape and iis 120 by 118 foat Or 32 acres. | building appears to be occupied asa residence having an area of
Evected on this property is a triplex building of 2,598 sq. ft. This | approximately 283 sq. ft.
space is divided into three apartment units with dlifferemt sizes and | DIRECTIONS: Take Kemp Road heading north, turn left on to Gdoper’ Ss
layouts. One 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, entrance porch, living, dining | Terrace go about midway through, subject will be located on the left hand
and kitchen. Two 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, living), climbing) and fcitchem | cide of the road.
area with an entrance porch. i oo,

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| |Lot 17.DORSETT SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $82,000.00

Located om this 5,000 square feet property is a 1,008 Square feet

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Apt. 101 - FAIRWAY MANOR CONDOMINIUMS DIRECTIONS: Located on the Southeastern side of Antonio Brice in the
| EBERPORT GRAND BAHAMA ' Appraisal: $62,000.00 || Bamboo Town Constituency.



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bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. There is a ‘daa ( Y—) —b oe
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gate securing the perimeter of the grounds. The rear boundary of the
subject building is the Ruby Golf Course. The total living area is NASSAU, Ey
: approximately 897 square feet.





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UUs a Uie Tats BUSINESS



Bankers vow to work for
financial system reform

@ By JIM KUHNHENN
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
Facing a disgusted public and
Congress, bank CEOs agreed
with demands for greater
accountability Wednesday in the
first testimony on how they're
spending money from the tax-
payer-funded $700 billion
bailout.

"Both our firm and our indus-
try have far. to go to. regain the
trust of taxpayers, investors and
public officials," John J Mack,
head of Morgan Stanley, told
the House Financial Institutions
Committee.

Added JP Morgan Chase &
Co.'s Jamie Dimon: "We stand
ready to do our part going for-
ward."

In general, the eight top
bankers appearing before the
panel were contrite and conced-
ed they have work to do to win
over a bitter public and-an exas-
perated Congress. They had lit-
tle choice but to acknowledge
as much, given intense anger and

anxiety as the troubled financial
system continues to spiral down-
ward in an ever-worsening reces-
sion.

Taxpayers are furious with big
banks that benefited from the
federal bailout designed to get
credit moving again, but which
also spent lavishly on executive
bonuses, company retreats and
office redecorating. Lawmakers
also are feeling the heat for sign-
ing off on the bailout package
plan last year.

Republicans and* Democrats
alike have been smarting over
the implementation of the finan-
cial package, which started
under President Bush and now is
in the hands of the Obama
administration. The lingering

suspicions present one of Presi-

dent Barack Obama's biggest
obstacles as he attempts the dual
challenge of prodding the finan-
cial sector to ease credit while
aiming to create jobs with an
economic stimulus package.

"[ urge you going forward to
be ungrudgingly cooperative,"
said Rep. Barney Frank, chair-

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undersigned on or before the 19th day: of F february, A.D.,

2009.

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before the 25¢8 day of February, A.D. 2009;
after which date the Executors will proceed to
distribute the estate having regard only to the
claims. of which they shall have had notice.

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settlement on or before the date hereinabove

mentioned.

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man of the panel, said as the
hearing opened. "There has to,
be a sense of the American peo-
ple that you understand their‘
anger...and that you're willing
to make some sacrifices to get
this working."

Frank also asked banks to
impose a moratorium.on mort-
gage foreclosures until Treasury
Secretary Timothy Geithner
comes up with a systemwide
mortgage modification.

The panel's top Republican, '
Spencer Bachus of Alabama,
said the bankers and Congress
will have to do their part to sway
people by "winning back their
trust and their confidence."

Sitting in a row at.a long table,
the CEOs were met with deep.
skepticism from lawmakers who
aggressively quizzed them-on
how they have used more than
$160 billion in taxpayers' money.

Bankers are hardly sympa-
thetic figures to Congress.

The initial spending of the
bailout money was secretive,
lacking strict requirements that
the banks account publicly for
how they were using it. Banks
weren't helped by reports that
Wall Street firms doled out
more than $18 billion in bonus-
es to their employees last year or
that Goldman Sachs and Wells
Fargo had planned conferences
in Las Vegas. Goldman Sachs
moved its three-day event to San
Francisco; Wells Fargo canceled
its employee recognition retreat.

Most of these: bankers didn't
beg for their money. They were
selected because they were rel-
ative healthy banks that could



STATE Street Corporation chairman and chief executive officer Ronald E.
Logue (left) and Morgan Stanley chairman and chief executive officer John
Mack, testify yesterday on Capitol Hill in Washington: ostolg the House -

Financial Services Committee...

spur more banking activity and
eliminate the stigma of taking
taxpayer money for other finan-
cial institutions.

One by one, the CEOs
brought a message of accom-
modation and gratitude. They
applauded the programme for
making more loans available
and promised to pay their share
of the money back to the Trea-
sury over time. Several assert-
ed that none of the governmen-
t's money went to bonuses or
dividends.

"We are frugal," said Wells

Fargo's John Stumpf.
_, Citigroup CEO Vikram Pan-
dit testified that he has told his
board of directors to set his
salary at $1 with no bonus until
the company makes money
again.

He also struck an apologetic

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tone for letting the bank con-
sider’buying a private jet plane
after receiving some $45 billion
in bailout money. The bank ulti-
mately scrapped the plan under
‘pressure from Obama.

"We did not adjust quickly
enough to this new world," Pan-
dit said. "I get the new reality
and I will make sure Citi gets.it
as well."

Most, if not all, weré contrite.

"We understand taxpayers are
angry" and they are right in -
demanding that institutions -
receiving their money take a
"conservative, sober and frugal"
approach to using it, said Ken-
neth D Lewis of Bank of Amer-
ica.

Added Lloyd C. Blankfein of

_ the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.:

"We have to regain the public's
trust and do everything we can
to help mend our financial sys-
tem to restore stability and vital-

Robert P Kelly of The Bank
of New York Mellon promised
"a very good return on the
investment for taxpayers" and
acknowledged "we still have a

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long way to go" to jump start
the US credit market. :

Hearings on the bailout were
taking place across the Capitol,
with the CEOs appearing in the
House while Neil Barofsky, the
watchdog of the government's
Wall Street rescue package, tes-
tified before the Senate Judicia-
ry Committee.

FBI Deputy Director John
Pistole told that Senate panel
that there are 530 active corpo-
rate fraud investigations, and 38
of them involve corporate fraud
and financial institution matters
directly related to the economic
crisis:

Meanwhile, New York Attor-
ney General Andrew Cuomo
accused Merrill Lynch & Co.
executives of corporate irre-
sponsibility by secretly and pre-
maturely awarding $3.6 billion
in bonuses as taxpayers were
bailing out the industry.

Cuomo made the claims in a
letter to Frank, D-Mass., saying
that instead of disclosing its
bonus plan in a transparent
manner designed to assure the
payments were warranted, Mer-
rill Lynch moved the-date of
bonuses to richly reward "failed
executives." Cuomo says Bank
of America, which acquired
Merrill last fall, was apparently
complicit in the move to award
bonuses before Merrill's dismal
fourth quarter earnings were
announced.

Pressed about the report at
the House hearing, Lewis said
Bank of America urged Merrill
to reduce the bonuses "substan-
tially" as it prepared to take over
the failing company but couldn't
force. it to make changes until
the takeover was completed.

"We had no authority to tell
them what to do, just urge them

what to do," Lewis said. That

said, he added: "Major changes

will be made."

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-PREME; Minister. Hubert
Ingraham led a delegation of
_ Cabinet ministers to a meeting
to discuss "a number of things”
with executives at the Atlantis
resort. ‘

There was widespread specu- -

lation yesterday that the prop-
erty was preparing to reduce its
staff further.

However, The Tribune was
told that government was given
assurances that the resort would
not be conducting any layoffs

~“at this time”.

Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham through his secretary told
The Tribune that he went to

lunch at Atlantis but did not.

offer further comment on wha
was discussed.

Other officials also remained
tightlipped on the details dis-
cussed at the lunch, two cabinet
ministers present stressed that
the possibility of more lay offs
was not on the agenda.

While not revealing any
specifics of what was said at the
gathering, Tourism Minister Vin-
cent Vanderpool-Wallace said
the positive discussions touched
on a number of issues that need
to be worked out between gov-
ernment and the luxury resort.

"I don't wish to comment on

SEE page 12






























PRESIDENT OF THE ROTARY
CLUB of New Providence
Rodney Collie and member
Inspector Ken Strachan
presented five-year-old Roshan
Kelly with a new computer.

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By MEGAN
REYNOLDS ©

Tribune Staff Reporter |

mreynolds@- ,
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THE vital link between
a child with a rare disease
and her doctor in the Unhit-
ed States was ripped away
when burglars’ raided the
family home.

Lina Kelly, 42, mother
of five-year-old Roshan,
returned to find their home
in Great Britain Street, off

| Bahama Boulevard, had
_been robbed while she had

been out for about two
hours. ¢

But Mrs Kelly was not
concerned about the valu-
able jewellery, or the
mobile phone that had been
taken — it was the laptop
that provides constant
access to Roshan’s doctor
in Miami that filled her with
despair.

Roshan was born with
volvulus, a twisting of the
short intestine, and has

SEE page 12

Govt set to borrow























around $200m
to rescue BEC

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

TO RESCUE a “financially
compromised” Bahamas Elec-
tricity Corporation, Govern-
ment is shortly set to borrow a
“substantial” sum of money —
in the region of $200 million —
or float bonds, it has been
revealed.

According to the Minister
with responsibility for BEC,
Earl .Deveaux, the combined
effect of a series of develop-
ments in the last year have left
the corporation hunting for
ways to raise money.

Mr Deveaux said: “BEC’s
tariff as you may recall, was
reduced, that was followed

SEE page 12



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Opposition plan
legally challenge
Police Act provisior
The PLP will make move

over a tenure limit for
commissioners if Bill passed






& By ALISON LOWE
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alowe@tribunemedia.net










THE Opposition will
launch a legal challenge |.
| against a provision in the

proposed Police Force Act
2009 that would limit the
tenure of police commis-'
: sioners if the Bill is passed :
into law;, according to the s
leader of Opposition: busi- [iam ee
ness in the House of Assem- DESMOND BANNISTER said’.
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‘think the matter isultimately provision.

going to have to be tested,”
said Dr Bernard Nottage, MP. for Bain and Grants Town:

His comments, in an interview with The Tribune, came |
after Government MPs claimed to have blown apart the |
argument advanced by former attorney general PLP MP
Alfred Sears last week in support of the Opposition’s charge
that provision seven is out of step with the constitution.

In his contribution on the second reading of the Police | _
Force Act 2009 yesterday, minister of state for youth, sports |
and culture, Desmond Bannister said -he had proved that
there is “no sound legal basis” to the argument against the

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PROSECUTORS intend to
proceed with a voluntary bill of
indictment in the alleged $25
million extortion of Hollywood
actor John Travolta, it was"
revealed yesterday.

Attorney and former Pro-
gressive Liberal Party senator
Pleasant Bridgewater, 49, and
paramedic Tarino Lightbourne,
47, both of Grand Bahama,
have been charged in the
alleged extortion plot that has
attracted a great deal of inter-
national media attention.

Lightbourne has been held at
Her Majesty’s Prison since his
arraignment as no one has
stood surety for his bail. He was
escorted by police to Court 8,
Bank Lane, shortly before

SEE page 14

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff



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- Magistrate’s Court yesterday.






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@ By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter

J USTICE campaigners Greg
and Tanya Cash were back in

the Supreme Court yesterday

for a hearing on whether they
should be granted leave to
appeal a judge’s order declar-
ing them “vexatious litigants.”

Senior justice Anita Allen is
expected to make a ruling on
the matter on Friday. After
hearing brief submissions from
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Smith of the Attorney Gener-
al’s Office, Justice Allen noted
that the issue had been nar-
rowed down to whether Mr and
Mrs Cash needed leave to
appeal or whether they could
take their appeal directly to the
Court of Appeal.

The couple have waged a
six-year legal battle against
the Baptist education
authorities and are seeking
to appeal a ruling handed

down by Senior Justice '

Allen on January 12; in

which they were declared ;

“vexatious litigants.”

In defence of their appli-
cation yesterday, Mrs Cash
cited the 2001 case of Ebert
vs The Official Receiver and

others in which the appel-
lant was granted leave to
appeal a “vexatious litigant”
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The couple’s legal battles
stem from the alleged
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Cash from his job as a phys- -
ical education teacher at
Jordan Prince William High
School in October 2002.
Since then, he and his wife
have made a number of
allegations, including that
their human and constitu-
tional rights were breached.

Justice Allen ruled that
the couple is barred from
continuing any legal action
or having anyone initiate
any proceedings on their
behalf. She said that the
couple could initiate proper
proceedings with leave of
the court.

The Attorney Getieral’ s
Office had filed an applica-
tion in Supreme Court
against the couple, seeking
a court ruling that they be
barred from taking any fur-
ther legal action because
most of their actions are
vexatious and amount to an
abuse of the court’s process.

Attorneys Kayla Green-
Smith and Wendy Poitier-
Albury are representing the
Attorney General’s Office in
the matter. The couple are
defending themselves.

The Cashes made headlines
last October when President of
the Court of Appeal Dame

. Joan Sawyer ordered Mrs Cash

to either publish an apology for

-scandalising the court or be

jailed for contempt.

Mrs Cash refused to publish
an apology. However, she was
not jailed for contempt as a dif-
ferently constituted court said
that the issue was “done with.”

New evidence
surfaces in
retrial of man
accused of
crew killings

THE retrial of a security
guard accused of killing four
crew members of the Joe Cool
charter boat brought to light
new evidence alleging that the
accused had planned the
hijack with his partner long
before the killings off the
coast of Bimini in September
2007.

Assistant US Attorney Jef-
frey Tsai told a 12-member
jury.in a Miami Federal Court
on the first day of Guillermo
Zarabozo’s retrial on Monday,

_ that the violent episode had

been months in the making,
according to The Miami Her-
ald. A defence attorney for 20-
year-old Zarabozo said his
older partner, Kirby Archer,
“fooled” him into believing
they had chartered the Joe
Cool to Bimini to work as
bodyguards for government
officials there — before a
future trip to Cuba for a CIA
“secret mission” and that
Zarabozo was unaware the
killings would occur.

Archer pleaded guilty and
was sentenced to life in prison,
while Zarabozo faces trial on
a 16-count conspiracy and kid-
napping and murder charges,
The Herald reports.

The first trial ended with
jurors hung on 12 counts but
convicting Zarabozo of pro-
viding a gun used to kill the
four crew members.

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In brief

Move to
allow public
to oversee
police
complaints
inquiries ©

‘By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia. net _
gg Fe we
‘MEMBERS of the public

may be’ ‘invited to oversee

investigations into complaints
made against police officers
tinder: a provision included in

‘the’ Police Force Act 2009 cur-

‘rently being debated in parlia-

ment.

The Police Complaints
Inspectorate, established
under section 78 of the pro-
posed Act, will be an indepen-
dent body made up of five
people appointed by the Gov-
ernor General “possessing the
qualifications which (he)
deems necessary” for the task.

Bar one
individual
who can
have
“retired
from the
force at a
rank of
superinten-
dent or
above”, no
appointee
will have
been
employed
as a mem-
ber of the
police force
or held —

elected political office in the

- five years prior to their

appointment.

Confidence

Contributing to the debate
on the Act yesterday, MP for
Pineridge Kwasi Thompson
said the introduction of the
body, which is “partially made
up of civiljans”; , will be a step
towards enhancing the pub-
lic’s confidence in the com-
plaints process.
“The public is concerned
about whether the police are
able to police themselves.
Often you see allegations
made about an officer Who
abused his authority and the .
public does not see the end
result of what investigation
takes place.
“The Police Complaints
Inspectorate’s function is to
review the investigation and
the determination of the com-
plaint and report to the minis-
ter.
“They even have the power
to request information, docu-
ments, all things with respect
to the complaint, and call wit-
nesses.
“The inspectorate will be
made up partially of civilians
who are able to review com-
plaints against police to ensure
that the investigation was car-
ried out properly,” said Mr
Thompson.
For many years, the public
has come forward to the press
with innumerable allegations
detailing abuses of authority
by police officers, including

' descriptions of officers using
excessive force, engaging in
corruption in its many forms,
or not pursuing investigations
into illegal acts to the fullest
extent.

As Mr Thompson noted,
people also often express dis-
appointment in the reaction
they réceive when they report
such allegations.

The MP said the police offi-
cers he has spoken to are
“extremely supportive” of the
proposed inspectorate because
it is intended to assuage the
public’s concerns in this
regard to some degree.

“It will assist from (the)
public’s point of view and also
from police’s point of view.
(Officers) believe that having
an inspectorate will help them
demonstrate to the public that
they do indeed take com-
plaints seriously and they
believe that an independent
inspectorate will prevent any

_ apparent favouritism in deal-
ing with officers who are sub-
ject to complaints,” he said.

Under the section which
defines who can sit on the
inspectorate, the Police Farce
Act 2009 states that in place of
a police officer who retired at
the rank of superintendent or
above, one person on the
inspectorate should have at
least ten year’s standing as an
attorney-at-law.





_ Kwasi
Thompson

@ By TRIBUNE
STAFF WRITERS

CORRUPT senior police
officers are preventing their
subordinates from raiding
“numbers houses” and illegal
gambling halls across New
Providence, :a-source.-inside
the force told The Tribune
yesterday.

The oifieee who spoke on
condition of anonymity, said
he recently visited a promi-
nent numbers house while in
uniform and was actually chal-
lenged by an employee, who
asked what the officer was
doing there.

“T told him, ‘Well I’m on my
regular patrols and this is a
part of my beat’. And this fel-
la said to me, “Well, I already
paid the boss’. So I told him I
wasn’t there in reference to
my boss,” the source said.

He said he knows about
many similar incidents involv-
ing junio‘ officers, who claim
they later received a call from
a ‘superior who instructed
them not to hassle the estab-
lishment in.question again.

“And things like this hap-

pen all the time. Wherever
these numbers houses are,
they are off limits,” he said.
_ He said some senior officers
also warn their subordinates
not to investigate the many
large gambling houses where
‘dealer’s choice’ and blackjack
are played.

Reporting

Responding to the claims,
Acting Commissioner Regi-
nald Ferguson said corruption
must be weeded out of the
force.

He stressed that the public
needs to play its part in help-
ing the police:identify corrupt
officers by reporting any sus-
pect behaviour immediately.

However, Mr Ferguson was
keen to distinguish claims of
corruption from suggestions
that the force as an organisa-
tion has agreed “not to
enforce the law” when it
comes to numbers houses —
calling any such suggestions
“absolutely unfounded.” |

Commissioner Ferguson has
gone on the record in the past
to declare that corruption
“will not be. tolerated” and
any officer found breaking
the law will be prosecuted to
the “fullest extent” of the law.

He said yesterday: “The

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“And so it has got to be the
responsibility, aim and objec-
tive of those who lead the
organisation to try and keep it
as clean and free of corrup-
tion as possible.

Compromise

“Therefore when you find
people or officers in the
organisation who involve
themselves in corrupt activi-
ties, then they have got to be
dealt with.

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will be subject to appropriate
action.

“It’s just that simple. ’m
committed to that and that
hasn’t changed,” he said.

As a result of the prosecu-
tion of several officers since
he took the post, Commis-
sioner Ferguson admitted that
he is not the “most popular”
person on the force.

However, he pointed out,
the job is not a “popularity
contest.”

“Through the years, as I
progressed in this organisa-
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by The Tribune’s delivery problems with
Bahamasair because they have their own deliv-
ery arrangements, also received their Tribunes
as usual.

Instead of the bulk supply of Tribunes to
Freeport and the other islands, an electronic
edition went up on line at 2pm yesterday and
was available world-wide to anyone who had a
computer, including all of our islanders. How-
ever, many in our islands, who have no com-
puters had no Tribune. These include taxi dri-

vers, who sit and read their newspaper while :

waiting for a fare. There is still much head-
scratching being done at The Tribune in Nassau
to find out how we can accommodate all of
them. Many loyal readers from the islands are
sending in their ideas to get around the problem,
but all of their suggestions, already explored
by The Tribune, have failed.

On Monday we were faced with hard eco-
nomic facts: Delivery of Tribunes by Bahama-
sair was cost prohibitive and had to stop. Instead
we transmitted the newspaper electronically.

However, we didn’t reckon with those deter-
-mined descendants of Abaco’s seafaring Loy-
alists. Come hell or high water, they are deter-
-mined.to-have.their-daily. Tribune =~ and a they

}. want.it in their ‘hands... ‘
“We have had such an outcry front c our cus:

tomers, who want their papers, and who are
willing to pay for them that we are trying to
enter into an arrangement with Bahamasair,”
said Bellevue manager Timothy Sands.

The newspaper was flown to Marsh Har-
bour by Bahamasair early yesterday morning,
picked up as usual by a friend of the owners of
Bellevue Business Depot, put in subscribers’
boxes with the remainder going on the shelves
for sale. Tribune subscribers were jubilant. The
one hitch: Bellevue does not know what to
charge them.

Ms Janice Sawyer of Bellevue contacted
Bahamasair to inform the national flag carrier
that Bellevue would pay for the delivery of its
newspapers. It tried to negotiate a price. There
are three rates under Bahamasair’s new pricing
system, calculated by the weight of the bundle
— minimum, normal and quantity rates. Belle-

vue tried to establish a line of credit, payment ©

being made either weekly or monthly.
However, Ms Sawyer was told that. Bahama-
sair would open no new accounts. She was
referred to someone in the accounts depart-
ment. The person contacted in accounts said

she was not the right person, and referred Ms -

Sawyer to someone else: Ms Sawyer could not
find that “someone else.” She has’ left three



voice mails. None has been answered.

The first contact told Ms Sawyer that the
only way Bahamasair would deliver The Tri-
bunes would be if cash were paid when they
were collected from Marsh Harbour airport.
This is an impossible request because as pricing

~ is on weight, the cost will vary from day to day

depending on the weight of.the newspapers.
Therefore, Bellevue would not know what mon-
ey to send on a daily basis.

Added to which they still don’t know what
rate they will be charged. Their newspapers
usually arrive in one bundle, which would put
them in the higher price range. Yesterday they
arrived in two smaller bundles. If each bundle
were weighed. and charged separately, they
would attract.a lower pricing rate. However,
Bellevue has not been able to talk with any-
one to find out how their charges will be calcu-
lated. Obviously Bahamasair is not interested in
doing business. Bellevue tried to make arrange-
ments with Bahamasair’s Marsh Harbour office
to pay at the end of the week. “No, cash on
delivery,” was the terse reply.

How they picked up their papers yesterday

. morning with no one asking any questions, they

do not know. They assume that the Nassau
office failed to instruct its Marsh Harbour han-
dlers and the flight arrived too early for its

-office staff to be there to supervise the offload-

ing. And so, the Bellevue friend, who as a favour

‘collects the early morning papers and knew
nothing of the rule-change, walked into the ter-

minal as usual, picked up his Tribunes, paid
nothing, and left.

We have been told that when Bellevue’s
papers are collected, a lone bundle of Tribunes
is often left.sitting at the terminal, addressed to
another island, usually Eleuthera. “They obvi-
ously put it on the wrong plane,” we were told.
Over the years, even Bellevue has complained

about. Bahamasair’s indifferent delivery of its:

newspapers. Obviously, Bahamasair does not
understand that 4 newspaper has a very short
shelf-life. However, although The Tribune reg-
ularly pays the airline for delivery, the paper is
loaded onto the aircraft if and when there is
space. If there is no space because of baggage,
the newspaper bundles are bumped for later
flights. Often they arrive at their destination
too late and cannot be sold.

Over the years The Tribune has had constant —

complaints of either non-delivery, or late deliv-
ery, In both cases the airline is paid. However,
in each case The Tribune has had to write off
the loss to its customers for Bahamasair’s fail-
ures.

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now take note, contact Bellevue and try to enter
into a reasonable business agreement.

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Suicides and
the lessons of
Richard Cory

EDITOR, The Tribune.

The lessons of Richard Cory.
Suicide, described in the Mod-
ern Dictionary of Sociology as

_ “death resulting from a deliberate

act of self destruction or from
inaction when it is known that
inaction will have fatal conse-
quences,” over the past few
months, has made the front pages
of all of our morning dailies.

Over the centuries, the phe-
nomenon has been studied by
many health professionals, includ-
ing doctors, psychiatrists and soci-
ologists — the most notable prob-
ably being French sociologist and
philosopher, Emile Durkheim
(1858-1917).

In the aftermath of three recent

' suicides, noted psychiatrist Dr

David Allen has weighed in on
the topic, with even, according to
National Security Minister Tom-
my Turnquest, the: Royal
Bahamas Police Force conduct-
ing an analysis.

The. question of suicide has also
found prominent play in the
works of such writers as William
Shakespeare (1564-1616), in

‘Romeo and Juliet, Antony and

Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Mac-
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usage, many of the characters in
Shakespeare’s works are not
unlike the folks we encounter on
a daily basis.

The popular music duo, Simon
and Garfunkel, found inspiration
for one of their songs on their
album, Sounds of Silence, from
the poem, Richard Cory, written
by Edwin Arlington Robinson
(1869-1935).

In Simon and Garfunkel’s ver-
sion (now available as a ring tone
on your cellphone) a man who
worked in Cory’s factory, cursing
his poverty and the life he was
living, wished he could be like
Richard Cory, who owned one
half of the whole town, had thé
“right” connections and “every-
thing a man could want: power,
grace, and style.”

But, according to the original
version of the poem, although he
was “richer than a king,” and
“fluttered pulses when he said,
‘Good morning,’ and glittered
when he walked,” there was

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something drastically missing in
Richard Cory’s life. Inexplicably,
the poem ends, on “One calm
summer night (he) Went home
and put a bullet through his
head.”

In the US, according to statis-
tics, although young men repre-
sent the highest risk group for
suicide among blacks — attrib-
uted to factors such as the psy-
chological impact of discrimina-
tion, a lack of employment oppor-
tunities and unrealised aspira-
tions, suicide rates are among the
lowest. In 1979 to 1981, while the
rates for whites per 100,000 was
12.9, for blacks it was 5.7, Black
women have virtually the lowest
recorded suicide rates in the US.
Among black communities, the
strong support of family and
church is seen as a significant fac-
tor in “Staying alive.”

According to one theory, allud:
ed to in the fictional case of
Richard Cory, attainment of sta-
tus in a highly competitive, and
perhaps insecure field can gener-
ate high stress and an increase in
suicidal potential.

SIMON ARTZI .
Nassau,
February, 2009. .

How can an airline be allowed to levy
increased charges on pillar of democracy?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I was astonished The Tribune is being forced to
pull.out of supplying the Family Islands with copies
of the paper because of a new Bahamasair fare
structure — not because the airline has raised its
rates but because newspapers have not been exempt-
ed from the increase and that therefore can no

longer afford to maintain supply.

For many years print media in many counties
have been offered preferential (sometimes free)
rates by transport companies, including those in the

part and sometimes, perhaps rarely, also speak of
how their country is threatened by the lack of basic

torate.

skills in reading and writing in so many of the elec-

How can they stand idly by and allow a national-
ly-owned airline to levy such increased charges on
one of the pillars of democracy?

It matters not one jot that The Tribune tends to

support one political colour. The point is it repre-

UK where sadly soon-to-be departed Tribune man-

aging editor John Marquis cut his journalistic teeth; .
because a readily available, varied media has been
recognised as being essential for democracy, and

also because of its role in helping to spread literacy.

Politicians in The Bahamas often speak loudly
and proudly of the democracy of which they are a

Freeport,

sents one shade of opinion the whole country has a
right in which to share. And people in the Family
Islands will be deprived of that right.

STUART GARNER

e (Permanent resident and former CEO of news-
paper chains in the US, Canada and the UK).

February 9, 2009.

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EDITOR, The Tribune.

I was excited when I read
the idea of lowering the mort-
gage rate by 1 per cent!

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Toastmasters Club
holding ladies night

THE Toastmasters Club 1600 is
holding a ladies night tonight at
Super Club Breezes.

~The event will begin at 8pm and
will include refreshments, drinks
and prizes.

A statement issued by the club
said: “Come on out and celebrate as
we the men of Toastmasters Club
1600 recognise the ladies all night
long.”

Bank in ‘Adopt a
Cause’ project —

THOUGH it took the First-
Caribbean International Bank’s
Card Centre a while to finally agree
on an “Adopt-a-Cause” project, the
value of the contribution might
have been worth the wait.

Members of the bank’s Card

' Centre were moved by a recent
news report on the Great Commis-
sion Ministries feeding those in
need, and decided to get involved.

They. quickly mobilised them-
selves and arranged for the prepa-
ration of two large pots of soup and
souse, and several other food items
as a part of the lunch menu served,

Recently, the entire Bahamas
Cards team went to the Wulff Road
location of Great Commission Min-
istries, served up food and interact-
ed with the patrons.

The Cards team also took along
paper plates and utensils to.serve
the food, as well as non-perishable
food items including’ corned beef,
tuna, and tomato paste, which they
donated to the service ministry.

Supervisor of customer service
at the Cards Centre Lashon Sawyer
said: “We were truly touched by
this event and the persons we
served espécially showed their
appreciation in words and in song.
Whenever we can give we ought
to, whether it is through time, talent

" or treasure. We are now looking at
other ways we can continue to
help.”

In addition to the bank’s financial
contribution to the Cards. Centre
to carry out their volunteer work,
Card:Centre employees held a
clothing drive, and gave the items
collected to the needy in the com-
munity.

Expressing their gratitude for
FirstCaribbean’s generosity, which
included Christmas gifts to children
this past holiday season, Great

,Commission Ministries executive
director Minalee Hanchell wrote in

a letter: “Your gifts for the mem- i

bership of our ‘Save the Children’s
Club’ will bring joy to their hearts
and smiles to their faces.”



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

ARTISTS who claim they are
being slighted by Bahamian
society yesterday demanded
greater appreciation of their
contribution to culture and
declared the first annual ‘Day of
Absence.’

The arts movement called for
people to stop for a day and
imagine the country without
artists. and cultural workers in
an effort to raise awareness of
the value of the visual, literary,
musical and performing arts.

‘Behind the movement is for-
mer director of culture and
assistant professor of sociology
at College of the Bahamas
Nicolette Bethel who maintains
that there are virtually no
avenues for creative people to
develop their talents or use
artistic skills in the Bahamas.

She said: “Our greatest brain
drain is arguably in the area of
the arts; like Sidney Poitier over
60 years ago, Bahamians who
want to exercise their talents in
the cultural industries are faced
with the choice of pursuing their
callings as hobbies at home, or
of leaving home to make a liv-
ing by their gifts elsewhere. And
we are all the poorer for it.

“When all has passed away,
it’s not the speeches of the
politicians, the enforcement of
the country’s laws, the profit or
the loss, or the tourist arrivals
that are left behind to tell the
story of the people who once
walked this earth — it’s the art,”
she said.

“Until we invest and believe
in our art, and until we respect
our artists, our country will nev-
er even be.”

But the Bahamas has been
held back by an attitude. which
fails to give art the credit it
deserves, Dr Bethel said.

. “We don’t imagine the cre-
ative industries as industries and
part of the economy, we think
of them as hobbies and there-

industry,”.she said.

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“The minister of culture is
doing everything he can possi-
bly do, it’s the general structure
of the system, lack of policy and
lack of direction that is failing
us. Art is by no means a prioti-
ty of any government we’ve
had. ;

“And it’s easy to blame politi-
cians but they are responding
to what they imagine is the will
of the people,” Dr Bethel said.

Supporters of the Day of
Absence gathered at the Col-
lege of the Bahamas yesterday

dressed in white to raise aware-

ness for the cause.

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Bahamas. . :

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much needed help from Reiss Engineering which
will enable BHS executive director Stephen Turn-
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The conference, organised by the Humane Soci-
ety of the United States, will take place in April.

“This is really a.dream come true,” Mr Turn-
quest said. a

Kim Aranha, president of the BHS, said: “I
was approached by Mr Robert Reiss several weeks
ago that he. and his company wanted to do some-
thing meaningful for the Bahamas Humane Soci-
ety, and help us in some way.” oe

“I have been wanting to take both our executive
director Stephen Turnquest and our shelter man-
ager Percy Grant to the Vegas Conference, but the
BHS really couldn’t justify spending that kind of
money.”

Mrs Aranha said she is excited to see a Bahami-
an businessman so interested in helping the ani-
mals of the Bahamas. Mr Reiss, who is from
Freeport, has always had a soft spot for animals.
He recently completed a merger of Reiss Engi-
neering Ltd and Islands by Design here in Nassau,
providing both environmental and civil engineer-
ing services in one business, and feels it is impor-
tant for businesses to take a strong stand in
improving the quality of the country. _

Mr Turnquest said that he has been trying to
interest more cooperate sponsors in the
BHS.

“The Bahamas Humane Society is really reach-

ing out to help all the islands of the Bahamas ©

now, and funding is always a problem.”



(L-R) ROBERT REISS, president of Reiss Engineer-
ing; Kim Aranha, president of the Bahamas Humane
Society; and Stephen Turnquest, executive director
of the Bahamas Humane Society.

He said it is truly exciting to see a corporation

' like Reiss Engineering with offices in the Bahamas

and the US step up to the plate and lend a helping
hand to those less fortunate.

“We are very grateful for the generosity shown
to the Bahamas Humane Society, and the infor-
mation and tools that J can bring back from the
conference will be worth:more that the money
put out to enable me to make this trip,” Mr Turn-
quest said.

Now the Bahamas Humane Society is hoping
that some company will come forward to sponsor
Percy Grant, shelter manager, to make the trip to
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LOCAL NEWS

Cruise lines figu





help to host cruise executives.

CRUISE lines are poised to
secure a “reliable”? number of
visitors to the Bahamas in 2009,
Director General of the Min-
istry of Tourism and Aviation

. Vernice Walkine said during a
visit of top cruise executives to
Nassau.

Through the Florida
Caribbean Cruise Association
(FCCA), the cruise line execu-
tives experienced the destina-
tion as their passengers nor-

mally do. They enjoyed tours, .

Bahamian music, and a pirate-
themed luncheon at the historic
Fort Charlotte.

The event underscored the
important role that the cruise
industry continues to play in the
Bahamas’ tourism sector. Tray-
ellers are still opting for all-
inclusive cruises in large num-
bers, Ms Walkine said.

“In 2009, we anticipate that
the cruise industry is going to
be very important to us. Cruises
to the Bahamas represent the
biggest opportunity for the
cruise industry because they’re
shorter cruises generally, and
so anyone who wants to take
just a few days from work can
do a cruise to the Bahamas.
They can still have the benefit
of an off-shore or foreign desti-
nation as a part of éven a three
- or four-night cruise.”

' Carla Stuart, director of
Cruise Development in Min-
istry of Tourism and Aviation,
said the cruise industry is prov-
ing to be especially resilient.dur-
ing this global economic down-
turn. ;

The Bahamas is in a peculiar
position to benefit from this sit-
uation as many cruise lines are

now directing their ships to des--
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the northeastern US cities and
include the islands of the
Bahamas, she said.

“Right now, you’ll notice that
there is a change in that, rather
than the trend that we’ve seen
in previous years towards
Europe and Alaska, a lot of the
ships; particularly Carnival, are

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THE TRIBUNE



Old charm is gradually being
restored to Government House

By KATHRYN CAMPBELL



AS RENOVATIONS to Gov-
ernment House continue, the old
charm it once held is gradually
being restored.

Alicia Oxley, historic preserva-
tion architect at the Antiquities
Museums and Monuments Cor-
poration, said the objective of the
exercise is to “restore Govern-
ment House as much as possible to
what it used to be”.

Minister of Public Works and
Transport Neko Grant along with
a team of ministry officials visited
Government House and inspected
the areas included in the major



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renovation exercise.

The $394,766.85 contract for the
restoration of the veranda for the
ballroom wing was signed in Feb-
ruary 2008.

Ms Oxley said $826,690.77 was
later approved to undertake fur-
ther renovations.

She noted that during Dame Ivy
Dumont’s tenure as Governor-
General, interior designer Melville
Doty was hired to make the resi-
dence as “royal as we. could have
it.” E

Staff of the Ministry of Works,
headed by Steve Pennerman, and
other private contractors includ-
ing Floyd Wilmott of Telco Enter-





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prise Construction Company have
also carried out renovations.

Government House, also
known as Mount Fitzwilliam, is
divided into three areas - the man-
sion, the ballroom and office, and
accommodations in the Windsor
Wing for employees of the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force and the
Ministry of Works.

“Doty upgraded the bedrooms
upstairs and opened verandas that
were enclosed to what they used to
be. Downstairs he refitted the din-
ing room. My involvement came in
trying to retain the historic aspect
of it. We tried not to remove
everything.

“Doty had made representation

to Dame Ivy Dumont for the inte~

rior of the ballroom. He adapted
everything to what we had. We
used Doty’s knowledge of imper-
ial colours. At first the ballroom
was decorated with royal red now
he’s decided to use gold,” said Ms
Oxley.

The ballroom is also adorned
with gold drapes accentuated by
gold carpet. The chairs that have
been ordered are off-white. Light-
ing has been improved and a
sound system has been added.

In addition to the upstairs and
downstairs verandas and con-
struction on the bathrooms for the
office area, the pink and white out-
door tiles were replaced with con-
crete-finished tiles and a residen-
tial elevator was provided making
two out of the three wings now
handicap accessible.

In 1996, a handicap lift was
installed in the southern side of
the building.

However, Ms Oxley explained
that the front entrance had to be
chambered to make the floor
entrance to the ballroom the same
level as the ballroom.

“If a handicap individual comes
into the lift they can now be
accommodated ‘in the ballroom
where the doors open,” she said.

‘As to future plans, Ms Oxley
said she would like a proper study
of the grounds and landscaping to
be done.

“There should be some research
as to what was there or designs
can be created to enhance the
remainder of the property. I would
also like to see handicap accessible
public toilets and a vehicle is need-
ed to transport supplies and equip-
ment,” said the architect.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MARC ANTOINE NAPOLEON
OF P.O. BOX CR-56272, MONTELL HEIGHTS, 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 12TH day of FEBRUARY, 2009 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147,



TEACHING VACANCY

‘Temple Christian High School
ShirleyStreet

Invites applications from qualified Christian
teachers for the following: Bastions for the
-2009- 2010 School Year

-Journalism/Literature (Gr. 10- 12)
-Religious Knowledge Bible (Gr. 7- ee
-Math (Gr. 7-12)

-Physics (Gr, 10-12)

-Agriculture (Gr.7-9)

-Technical Drawing (Gr. 7- 12)
-Accounts/Commerce/Economics (Gr. 10-12)
-Physical Education (Gr. 7-12)
-Spanish (Gr.7-12)
-Geography/History (Gr, 10-12)
-Chemistry aD
-Business Studies (Gr: 10-12)
-Health Science (Gr.7-9) |
-General Science (Gr.7 -9)

-Computer Studies (Gr. 7-12)

~Music (Gr. 7-12).

-Biology (Gr. 10-12)

-Language Arts/Literature (Gr. qe 12)
-Art/Craft (Gr. 7-12)

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

. ~Home Economics (Gr. 7-9)

‘Ap pplicants must:

e a practicing born-again Chest stian ee is.
willing to subscribe to the Statement of
Faith of Temple Christian School.

B- Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or

higher from a recognized College or Univerity
in the area of specialization,

C. Have.a valid Teacher's: Connens: or.
Diploma.

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

E. Applicants must have the ability to prepare
students forall examinations to the JC/
BGCSE levels.

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

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

Mr. Neil Hamilton
| The Principal 3
Temple Christian High School
P.O. Box N-1566.
Nassau, Bahamas.

Deadline for application is
March 6th, 2009

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ALICIA. OXLEY, preservation architect, shows the Neko Grant, Minister of Pub-

lic Works and Transport (fifth front left), the wooden floors that have been
added along with the verandas as part of the renovations to Government House.
Colin Higgs, permanent secretary, is also pictured (second from left) and Ren-
ward Wells, mechanical engineer, is shown at far right.



NEKO GRANT, Minister of Public Works and Transport (front) looks at.
the gold carpet recently installed in the ballroom at Government House...
Also shown from left is Steven Pennerman, maintenance superinten-

_ dent at Government House employed by the Ministry of Works, and Ali-

cia Oxley, historic preservation architect at the Antiquities, Museums
and Monuments Corporation.

NOTICE

NOTICE ‘is hereby given that IZMONA MOLTIMER of
BLUE HILL ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 5" day of February, 2009 to the Minister
responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-

| 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

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@ Story and Photographs
By LIONEL LEVINE

THE persistent cold weath-
er and strong winds blowing
from the east coast of America
were bound to be a combina-
tion. that would bring some
unexpected birus to our shores.

Sure enough we found one
last Saturday in the protected
inner waters of Arawak Cay. It
was an Iceland Gull (Larus
glaucoidus.). One of the species
described as white-winged gulls.

Iceland Gulls breed in areas

‘like Greenland and Baffin

Island and winter in Iceland and
in the North Atlantic. Never-
theless they are reported to get
as far-south along the Atlantic
Coast as Florida: In the books,
the Iceland Gull it is not even
noted as a vagrant visitor to the
Bahamas so this may be a very
rare or unique sighting.

My thanks to Paul Dean who
helped me identify the bird. The
grey-brown baring on the over-
all white feathering together
with its all black bill helped
identify the bird as a youngster,
in its first winter.

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Gull is a distant relation in the
Larus genus and is a more com-
mon visitor at this time. One of
our Laughing gulls needs no
introduction. They §eem to be
getting on together as new
found friends

Another photograph shows
the long narrow white wings of
the Iceland Gull and he makes
the Lesser Black-backed Gull
look diminutive.

The bird is making the most
of its visit to the Bahamas. First
call is at. Arawak Cay for a large
piece of conch. The gull was still
deciding whether it liked conch
when other gulls took his prize
from him.

It must be a relief to the Ice-
land Gull that in the Bahamas
everyone seems interested in
conch and not in him. There are
estimated to be only some
100,000 pair of the species in
total. That may be partly
because back in Greenland, one
tenth of these gulls is\eaten each
year by the local population.

He may decide it is not only
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JUDGE John Mett awards
Lynn Gape and Chloe, a
Australian Shepherd, a new
title in novice obedience.

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JUDGE CAROL METT. congratulates Diane Fletcher and Katie, and Amanda Meyers and Whyl E Coyote
on the new open titles in jumpers and weaves agility. .

New titles for dogs at _
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“Our, goal is to promote
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makes owning a dog a much
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for the owner and the dog,”
said Tonya Gay, president
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“We are very grateful to
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Lynn Gape, vice-president
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009, PAGE 11



Students grill
minister on
national issues

EXECUTIVES of the
Bahamas Association of
Compliance Officers (BACO)
and winners of the BACO
speech competition recently
paid a courtesy call on the
Minister of Education Carl
Bethel and grilled him on
national issues.

The students used the
opportunity to ask the minis-
ter questions and express
their opinions relating to
youth, social issues, and the
economy.

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used to educate as many peo-
ple that it possibly can, and
tuition at COB makes it more
practical for the government
to pay there rather than at
institutions abroad.

He.also said that the gov- .

ernment has committed more
money to scholarships and
education, and has ensured
that more people know that

' these assistance programmes

are available.

Mr Bethel said that gov-
ernment is receptive to stu-
dents who wish to pursue
degrees abroad that are not
offered at locally.

Gabriel Moxey, a student
of Bahamas Academy School
and second place winner of
the speech contest, inquired
about the government’s
efforts to assist persons who

have lost their jobs and what
was being done about the
crime situation.
Minister Bethel said the
government has allotted an
additional $20 million to the
Department of Social Services
to assist displaced workers.
Additionally, part of the mon-
ey will be directed to “Learn
to Earn” programmes, where
persons can acquire new
training and skills to make

them more independently

marketable, and add a new
support services sector to the
economy. Gabriel said that

despite the downtown in the |

economy, the prime minister’s
New Year’s National Address
has given him assurance that
it will get better.
Gabriel, who plans to
become a cardiologist in the
future, asked the minister
about his impressions of
Barack Obama as President





PICTURED (L- R) 2 are Elma auntie permanent secretary with the Ministry of Education; Lincoln Deal,
first place winner in the BACO speech competition; Education Minister Carl Bethel; Paige ‘Smith, third
place winner, and Gabriel Moxey, second place winner.

‘of the United States.

Mr Bethel said he hopes Mr
Obaina succeeds in his presi-
dency and that he his able to
find a viable solution to the
declining US economy.

Paige Smith, a student of
Doris Johnson Senior High
School was the third place
winner of the contest.

Ms Smith told the minister

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and a certified accountant.
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FROM page one

shortly by an accelerated increase in the
cost of fuel, those two things together
really compromised BEC’s financial posi-
tion.

“The global downturn in the world’s
economy also affected the revenue of the
corporation and so with the short term

«demand for money for fuel supplies, that
put great pressure on the revenue, so
BEC is in discussion with local banks to
try to consolidate a portion of its loan
and then once that’s done to seek long
term funding for the capital expansion,”
said the Minister.

Mr Deveaux said that BEC currently
holds a “number of loans with local
banks” and with “money having become
expensive” it also hopes to “enter into

longer term financial arrangements to
restructure its balance sheet as well as
finance the ongoing capital expansion
that it is required to do for various Fam-
ily Islands and New Providence infra-
structure.”

‘Such plans, intended to be rolled out
over the next five years in New Provi-
dence, Abaco, Harbour Island, Bimini
and Exuma are likely to cost around $200
million. bate

Mr Deveaux said that the amount of

‘money the corporation will be seeking ,

to access, most likely through the local or
international capital markets by mort-
gaging some of its capital assets, or pos-
sibly by floating bonds, will be “in the
range” of $190 million to $270 million.
He said; however, that the corporation
hopes to obtain $100 million of this

through adjusting existing loans.
Precisely how much money the corpo-
ration has to raise will be affected by cer-
tain factors, including how much compa-
nies in discussion with BEC to provide

‘renewable power generation are willing to

invest in the projects.

“BEC went out to the public for
requests for proposals:for renewable
energy, and BEC is in advanced discus-
sions with at least two companies about
some arrangements for private power
generation which would have an impact
on the volume of money BEC itself needs
to spend,” he said.

Meanwhile, he added that the success
of the corporation’s intended introduction
of energy efficient lightbulbs throughout
the streets of The Bahamas will also
impact its bottom line.

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quite an upbeat and very posi-
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at the meeting.
Ul In a brief statement released
specific because there are a num-
ber of things that we need to

to The Tribune yesterday,
é Kerzner Senior-vice President
work out and many of which
don't relate to my responsibili- ©

of External Affairs Ed Fields
ties," said the senator.

said the meeting was "simply a
‘ luncheon hosted by Mr Kerzner

When asked if the occurrence
of more lay offs were discussed

to introduce the Prime Minister

n ‘ and Cabinet to new board mem-
. during that meeting Mr Van-
derpool-Wallice replied: "The

bers."
! - Last November the resort,
“answer is unequivocally
absolutely not."

which is the largest private sector
employer in the country, let go

He offered no further com-
ment.

approximately 800 workers cit-
Labour Minister Dion

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l global economic crisis. Days lat-
Foulkes also denied that yester-
day's meeting involved discus-

er, the Habourside Resort &
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sions on lay offs. . ’
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delegation that went to Atlantis
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to the economic climate.
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short-bowel syndrome, mak-
ing it difficult for her to digest
food and. requiring her to be

fed from an IV tube every:

four hours.

The family needs 24 hour
access to their gastroenterol-
ogist at the Jackson Memori-
al Hospital in Miami, as there
are no such specialists in Nas-
sau, and complications with
Roshan’s condition arise fre-
quently.

Mrs Kelly said: “When I
saw that the door was open
it came to my mind we had
been broken into and J knew
the first thing they would take
is the laptop. I thought, ‘God,
that’s my daughter’s life right
there’.” ey

When the mother-of-one
told police of the theft,
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Mrs Kelly was over-
whelmed with gratitude, and
as Mr Collie said: “We want
to do all we can to help and
we will monitor the family to
see how we can assist in cer-
tain areas in future.”

As a full-time care-giver of
her daughter, a pupil at Sir
Gerald Cash Primary School
in Flamingo Gardens, the

Kellys struggle to pay
' Roshan’s high medical

expenses with just one income
from‘Mr Kelly’s job at City
Market in Cable’ Beach. ©”
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eating a piece of bread every
day, just to make sure we buy
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Opposition

plan to legally
Challenge
Police Act
provision

FROM page one



provision seeking to limit the
commissioners’ tenure to no
more than two five year terms.

Ribbing the PLP, he
charged that the argument
advanced by Mr Sears
against the provision could ,
be “dismissed by a first year
law student.”

‘While the “length of ser-
vice” of a Chief Justice and
Justices of the Supreme
Court is protected under the
constitution, with such indi-

‘ viduals “permitted to hold

’ office until they are 65”, the.
constitution “provides no
such assurances for the Com-
missioner of Police (COP) or
Deputy Commissioner of
Police,” said the Carmichael
MP.

Stating that it is recog-
nised that there are “differ- : an
ent degrees of security of ~ . .
tenure,” Mr Bannister said
the Commissioner of Police
has “no constitutionally pro-
tected length of tenure in
office” and is only subject.to
constitutionally defined pro-
cedures relating to their
“involuntary removal.”

“Our constitutional fathers
deliberately gave constitu-
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Mr Sears in order to support
his argument against the
provision goes on to recog-
nise that it.is legitimate for
the legislature to create laws
detailing “modes by which
one may leave the police ser-
vice by compulsory retire-
ment or the expiry or termi-
nation of an appointment for
a specific period.”
“What we are doing is
exactly what the Privy Coun-
cil contemplated 27 years
ago,” he added. Shiehe
He claimed that by includ-
ing the provision, the Gov-
ernment will allow for
greater “upward mobility”
within the force and will “let
(officers) know at the start

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10am. The matter has now been

adjourned to April 10.

_ Mr Travolta, PLP Senator
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and the Travoltas’ US attor-
neys are also expected to be
called as witnesses at the tri-
al.

Attorney Mary. Bain’ who,
with attorney Carlson Shur-
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resents Lightbourne asked
Magistrate Bethel if the
court was minded to reduce
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Ms Bridgewater, dressed
again in a white outfit,
entered court alone shortly
after 10am. :

Bernard Turner, Director
of Public Prosecutions, told
Magistrate Carolita Bethel
that the Attorney General’s
Office intends to proceed
with a voluntary bill of
indictment, meaning that the
case will be fast-tracked to
the Supreme Court.

Mr Turner said the prose-
cution required two manths



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last month. Although Ms
Bridgewater was not given
any reporting conditions,
Magistrate Bethel had
ordered that Lightbourne
report to the Central Police

' Station, Grand Bahama,

every day. Magistrate Bethel
refused the application but
told the attorney she would
consider the application in a
month.

Lightbourne is charged
with Ms Bridgewater, with
conspiring between January
2 and 20 of this year to com-
mit extortion. He is-also
charged with attempted

‘extortion. Ms Bridegwater is

also charged with abetment
to extort.

It is alleged that she pur-

posely facilitated in the
attempt to extort $25 million
from Hollywood actor John
Travolta. She is represented

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announced her resignation
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police charged her in the
alleged extortion: plot.
During their joint arraign-
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accused was required to
plead to the charges and
both have opted to stand tri-
al in the Supreme Court.
Reports of the alleged extor-
tion attempt emerged days
after Jett Travolta, the 16-
year-old son of actors John
Travolta, 54, and Kelly Pre-
ston, 46, died of a seizure at
the family’s vacation home
in Freeport, Grand Bahama,
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KINGSWAY ACADEMY Saints’ Weston Saunders drives to the basket yesterday during their game against St Augustine’s College Big Red
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See page 18

Diplomats force
game three

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

Junior Girls

Westminster Diplomats - 28

QC Comets - 25 :

With their top players out of foul trouble, the Diplomats built a:
double digit lead early and defended well down the stretch to
avoid elimination and force.a third and deciding game in the series.

Tied at six after the opening quarter, both teams came out in th
second scoring at a much faster rate than in game one.

The Comets took an 8-6 lead early in the second which turned ou
to be their last lead of the game. . \ ;

Patrel Pickstock led the Diplomats on a 10-0 run, which gave her
team a 16-8 advantage. — :

Pickstock, who finished with 12 points, banked in a pair of

- jumpers, followed by a tough runner which she converted for a three

point play. ‘

Thea Hanna capped the run with a driving lay-up, two of her
game high 14 points. ste oY

The Comets stayed within striking distance, ending the quarter
with a pair of baskets which made the score 16-12 heading into the
third quarter. ; pen .

Atonya Harris, the third of the Diplomats trio to foul out in
game one, scored the opening basket of the third quarter, to spark
another run, and the Comets had-no answer for Hanna in the
period. -
She scored six consecutive points, part of an 8-4 run to give the
Diplomats a.24-14 lead, their largést of the game. 7y

The Diplomats took a 24-16 lead into the fourth. E

Hanna regained a.10 point lead on the opening possession of the
period, but the Comets refused to fade with scoring leader Alexan-
dria Marshall leading the charge. i z

Marshall scored seven of her team high 12 points in the fourth.
The final basket brought the Comets within three, 28-25 with 1:19
left to play. BR :

Talia Thompson finished with five points, but missed two crucial

' free throws, with 26 seconds left to play which would have brought

the Comets within one. ota
Hanna said one of the main differences between the first and sec-
ond game was the ability of their top players to stay out of foul trou-
ble and remain on the floor. % “
It was important for us to stay on the court because last game

.was our three main players who fouled ‘out and we needed the
-whole team to help us to get where we needed to be.

i

“We did not want to give up no matter what...We came olit
today and' we know we had to. push hard if we wanted another
‘chance at the championship,” ‘she said: “In game one they were
pushing it hard to the rim so this time we had to play harder defen-



Photo by Felipé Major/Tribune staff

«Hanna offered a bold prediction for the third and deciding gamé.

sively to slow down their pace and take the ball hard to the rim
when we had it.” . : : ,

“In game three I think we are just going to blow them out early,
take they lead, not let them catch up and take home the champi-
onship,” she said. pi it AUNT ‘

Game Notes: The Diplomats big three of Hanna, Pickstock and
Harris totaled for 26 of thé team's 28-points. Marshall has averaged
16 points throughout three playoff games thus far but her 11 points

yesterday was her lowest total thus far after 20 points in the semifi- -



See full story on page 16

nals and'17 in game one. Marshall remains the lone Comet to reach
double figures in the playoffs...

‘Sky is the limit’ for Sands if he can stay healthy

ly starting to come into his —
own. When he left St |
Augustine's College in 2002,
he was expected to have a |
promising collegiate career |
at Auburn University.

But after a sensational
freshman year in 2003, he
sizzled off and went into
hibernation for the next two ,
years as he. went through
rehabilitation for a nagging
injury. It wasn't until the
- outdoor season of 2006 that
Sands resurfaced when he ©.
made it to the NCAA
Championships, running in OP INI
the semifinal of the 110m =="
hurdles. :

The following year, Sands qualified for the
NCAA Indoor Championships, but he false start-
ed and was out of contention for what would
have been his first chance to get back to the All-
American status that he earned in his freshman
year. *

Another injury forced Sands to skip the major-
ity of the outdoor season in 2007. With his colle-
giate eligibility over and done with, Sands had to
regroup and get himself ready for the pro cir-
cuit. But it wasn't until last year that Sands final-
ly got himself back in position to compete with the
elite field of hurdlers as he did when he won a
bronze medal at the IAAF World Junior Cham-
pionships.

He got to the quarter-final of his first appear-
ance in 2008 at the Olympic Games in Beijing,
China, in August. But he just missed the cut for
the final. *

Undaunted by his performance, Sands vowed
that he would be back for the LAAF World
Championships in Berlin, Germany, in August.

Right now, he's right on track and Henry Rolle,
the Bahamian assistant coach at Auburn Uni-
versity where Sands still trains, said if Sands con-
tinues along the path he's going, he will definite-
ly be a contender, not just for the final, but pos-
sibly a medal in Berlin.

Injuries have haunted Sands like a plague, but
if he can stay healthy, the sky is the limit.

His original coach at SAC, Dianne Woodside,

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SHARE SOME LOVE

WITH this being the season of Tove, the
Bahamas Boxing Commission could ease up a
little and make life easier for quadruple super
middleweight champion Jermaine “Choo Choo”
Mackey.

Having lifted the suspension of his promotion-
al company, First Class Promotions, the com-
mission has made it clear that if Mackey decides
to defend his WBA FedeCaribe title in Trinidad
& Tobago next month, he could end up being
stripped of his British Commonwealth title that he



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also has to defend by March. .

As the champion, Mackey should be in a posi-
tion to negotiate for a title fight wherever he
feels it's feasible. So there shouldn't be any pres-
sure put on him if he chooses to go to Trinidad &
Tobago, as opposed to waiting for the commission
to sanction a date by First Class Promotions to
host their first show on their way back.

First Class Promotions also intends to stage
the title defenses for the WBC CABOFE
(Caribbean Boxing Federation) and the Bahamas
super middleweight titles, but they first have to
get the commission to sanction the first show on
this year's agenda before they can move on.

In order to retain his titles, Mackey has to fight
point blank. So it really shouldn't matter whether
it's here or abroad.

Let's show some love and allow the champion
to make his own decision,

First Class has already lost Meacher “Pain”
Major, who has signed a new deal with the X-Cel
Worldwide and is expected to make his debut in
New York this weekend. Unlike Mackey, Major
has decided to return for the brighter lights in the



~ sequently relegated to Zone II for 2010 after los

United States where he joins some notables such
as Sherman “The Tank” Williams, Freeman “The
Natural” Barr and Jerome “The Bahamian
Bronze Bomber” Ellis. j

a
Mackey remains the big draw at home and if

pro boxing is going to regain the national acclaith

that it once enjoyed before First Class Promotioris
was suspended last year, every effort should be
made to make his part an easy one in the ring.

FED CUP NEED
SUPPORT

LAST week, the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Asso-
ciation sent a three-woman team to Montreal,
Canada, to compete in the Fed Cup, the women's

version of the men's Davis Cup tie that is coming

up over the weekend 'of March 6-8 in Paraguay!
The team of Larikah Russell from Grand
Bahama, Nikkita Fountain and Kerrie Cartwright
didn't win a match in the Americas Zone Ont
three-team round robin segment and were suby
ing to Colombia in the playoffs. j
Despite losing all of their matches, coach ee
Cartwright admitted that the team played as be
as they could under the circumstances. Both Rust

‘ sell and Fountain had to play with injuries. —!

The Bahamas was in an excellent position t@
stay in Zone One, but it was obvious that th
lack of international.exposure hurt more tha
help. Our players are just not accustomed to playe
ing at such a high level. In fact, we're still ough |

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for the first player to make her break through i

the Women's Tennis Professional Tour. i

Out of the three, Cartwright was the only on¢
with some type of ranking, but that is in the junio}
category.

The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association has
thriving junior programme with a number of pla
ers surging on the international scene. So th
future looks brighter than it did a couple years ag
when the Bahamas made its debut at Fed Cu
with retired Atlantis pro Kim Cartwright leadin
the way.

But if the Fed Cup team is going to get over th
hump like the Davis Cup team did when the
played in Zone One with the'likes of Roger Smit
and Mark Knowles, the ladies are going to nee
as much support as they can from the public.

Sean Cartwright has indicated that he intends t
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BGreteC eal isebloyy

boys win historic
championship

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

Junior Boys
Kingsway Saints - 54

' SAC Big Red Machine - 48
Saints win series 2-0

In the semifinals it was
Stephen Strachan, in game one
of the championship series, it
was Mihkail Rolle, in yester-
day’s series clinching game, it
was Reginald Ferguson and
Weston Saunders that powered
the Saints to victory — claiming
the.first junior boys BAISS bas-
ketball title in school history.

Ferguson scored 13 of his 20
points in the second half and
made key plays on both sides
of the court down the stretch

to seal the win for the Saints, -

giving the green sea of support-
ers an opportunity to rush the
floor.

Tied at-36 midway through
the fourth quarter and with the
Saints struggling through a 2:13
drought, Saunders drilled a
timely three pointer from the
right wing to ignite the offense.

Ferguson; the steady floor
general with a flair for flashy
assists, delivered one of ‘the
game’s most notable highlights
when his no look pass was fin-
ished by Strachan to give the
Saints a 43-40 lead with 3:07
remaining.

SAC’s Brandon Whyms tied
the game at 45 only to have Fer-
guson reclaim the lead for the
Saints with another tough drive
to the basket.

With the Saints trailing 46-
45, Strachan drew a vital foul
on The Big Red Machines star
forward Jabari Wilmott, who
fouled out on the play with 1:13
remaining.

Strachan made one of two
free throws to tie the game, and
Rolle gave the Saints a 48-46
lead on the next possession with
52 seconds left to play.

With Wilmott sidelined, The



KINGSWAY ACADEMY Saints’

Reginald Ferguson goes up fora
layup yesterday.

Photo by Felipé Major/

Tribune staff

Big Red Machines struggled on
offense, unsure where to look
for a score and the Saints came
up with three steals within the
game’s final minute. ©
Strachan, who finished. with

. a team high 21 points, made a

pair at the line with 37 seconds
left to give his team a 50-46
lead.

Ferguson made the final four
free throws down the stretch to
seal the win.

Rolle finished with 11 points
while Saunders added nine.
Wilmott led all scorers with 28.

Ferguson said the champi-
onship win brought a success-
ful end to a long season for his
inspired squad.

“It feels good to be a cham-
pion, I feel my team did well,
we tried hard all season and we
really wanted to win this,” he
said. “It feels good to finally
win this championship this team

wanted it so badly, I am just so



excited that we did it.”

After having to sit for much
of game one with foul trouble,
Ferguson said he made an effort
to come out as aggressive as
possible.

“I was aggressive because I
know I had to keep. attacking
and try to take it to their
defense and either get them to
foul me or to make shots,” he
said.

Saints head coach Randy
Cunningham said he foreshad-
owed the championship win for
both of his teams early in train-
ing camp.

“I told-‘my team before the
year started that this would be
the year we brought two cham-
pionships to, Kingsway...I said
that before the season ever
started and we just quietly vent
ahead with our business.”

Cunningham said like any
other team, his squad went
through a series of trials during
the season which needed disci-
plinary action.

“We had some internal issues,
dealing with a new group of

’ guys, but I finally got them to

buy into the system now and as
you can see the sky is the limit
for them,” he said. “We had our
ups and downs, I had to disci-
pline a few guys, sit them out a
few games just to get their
attention and once I got their
attention we were able to put

in real work and this is the

result of that.

Cunningham, who also
coached his. senior boys team
to the finals against the West-
minster Diplomats, paid
homage to his opponents,
applauding their effort down
the stretch.

“SAC played a magnificent
game, they didn't give up, they
are truly the Big Red
Machines,” he said. “Our guys
tonight just played hard like
they wanted it, hats off to them,
they. had a tremendous. season

-,but it was just-our time now to
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@ By The Associated
Press

SCOREBOARD

Thursday, February 12

Boston at Dallas (8:30 pm
EST). The defending cham-
pion Celtics, who lost at home

to San Antonio on Sunday.

before beginning a six-game
road trip, play the second
game of that swing against the
Mavericks, who are 17-7 at
home.

STARS

Tuesday

— LeBron James, Cava-
liers, scored 47 points, but also
was called for a controversial
foul with .2 seconds remain-
ing, leading to the Pacers' win-
ning points in Cleveland's 96-
95 loss at Indiana. James con-
nected on 15 of 21 shots, 13
of 14 free throws, made 4 of 7
3-pointers, and had seven
rebounds and four assists.

— Matt Bonner, Spurs,
scored 22 points to help San
Antonio to a 108-93 victory
over New Jersey.

— Randy Foye, Timber-
wolves, had a career-high 33
points and eight rebounds in
Minnesota's 110-102 loss to
Toronto.

— Antoine Wright, Maver-
icks, had 23 points, his best
scoring game in nearly three
months, in Dallas' 118-100 win
over Sacramento.

— Stephen Jackson, War-
riors, had a season-high 35
points, 10° assists and six
rebounds'in Golden State's
144-127 win over New York.

— Kobe Bryant, Lakers,

became.the youngest player
in NBA history to reach the
23,000-point plateau, scoring
34 points in Los Angeles' 105-
98 win over Oklahoma City.
_ — Kevin Durant, Thunder,
scored 31 points, his fifth 30-
point game in a row, and had
10 rebounds in Oklahoma
City's 105-98 loss to the Lak-
ers.

MILESTONES

With fans chanting "MVP,"
Kobe Bryant — 30 years, 171
days.old — made a free throw
-with 5:13 left in the second
quarter, giving him 23,000
points, the youngest player to

reach that level. He joined 20°

others in league history
who've made that lofty mark.
Wilt Chamberlain was for-
merly the youngest at 30
years, 176 days. He still ranks
as the fastest to 23,000, reach-
ing it in 606 games, while
Bryant, who came straight
from high school to the NBA,
reached it in his 917th.

BIG WINS

Indiana has beaten the
three teams with the NBA's
best records this season:
Boston, Cleveland and Los
Angeles.

LOTS OF LOSSES
The Sacramento Kings
became the first team with 42
losses, and though they still
have 29 games remaining,
they are guaranteed a losing
- season after a 118-100 loss-at
Dallas.

STREAKS »

Cleveland saw its nine-:

game winning streak over the
Pacers snapped in a 96-95
defeat. The Cavs lost a sec-
ond straight game for the first
time all season. Denver has
won eight in a row against
Miami after a 99-82 victory.
.San Antonio has now won 32
straight games in which it
scores more than 100 points
following a 108-93 win at New
Jersey. The Knicks lost their
fifth straight even though
David Lee had 27 points and
11 rebounds, and Nate Robin-
son scored 30 points. But they
allowed 144 in a 17-point loss
at Golden State. The Lakers,

_back in Los Angeles from a
6-0 road trip, beat Oklahoma
City 105-98.

STATS

Atlanta will go into the All-
Star break with 30 wins for
the first time since the 1996-97
season, when it was 31-15. The
Hawks are 30-21 with one
game left before the break.
The Nuggets are 10-0 when
holding opponents under 90
points after a 99-82 win at

Miami. Chicago finished with .

a 17-2 run to rally past Detroit
107-102.

SWINGS

The Warriors and Knicks -

met in New York earlier this
season, with the Knicks win-
ning 138-125 in the Warriors'
worst defensive outing of the

year. Golden State set its own .

season-high for points in the
rematch, winning 144-127 and
easily surpassing a 133-point

effort in a triple-overtime |

game last month.

ME Kobe Bryant youngest player i in NBA

history to reach 23,000-point plateau

@ By KEN PETERS
AP Sports Writer .

LOS ANGELES (AP) —
Kobe Bryant bounced back
quickly from the flu and became
the youngest player in NBA his-
tory to reach the 23,000-point
plateau.

Bryant showed no lingering
effects from being sick two days
earlier, scoring 34 points in the
Los Angeles Lakers' surpris-
ingly narrow 105-98 victory over
the Oklahoma City Thunder on
Tuesday night.

He obviously enjoys reach-.

ing such career milestones.

"It's always fun whenever
you talk about the history of
the game," Bryant said. "It's
always a tremendous honor."

With fans chanting "MVP,"
Bryant — 30 years, 171 days old
— made a free throw with 5:13
left in the second quarter,
bouncing the ball off the front
of the rim, then the backboard
and in. He joined 20 others in
league history who've reached
that lofty mark.

Wilt Chamberlain was for-
merly the youngest at 30 years,

176 days. He still ranks as the ,

fastest to 23,000, reaching it in
606 games, while Bryant, who
came straight from high school
to the NBA, reached it in his
917th game.

Pau Gasol had 22 points and
14 rebounds, and Lamar Odom
had 12 points and a season-high
18 boards for the Lakers, just
back from a.6-0 trip they con-
cluded with wins against Boston
and Cleveland.

Bryant had chills and fever
and needed intravenous fluids
at halftime of Sunday's game
against the Cavaliers.

After the win over the Thun-
der, he said, "I feel really good.
I got rested up, got fluids in me,
got some decent meals in me."

Even if he was still sick, he
undoubtedly would have
played.

‘"T love playing. I'd much
rather be out there moving
around," Bryant said. "I'd feel a
lot worse if I was just laying
down and not doing anything."

Although Los Angeles has
the league's best record and
Oklahoma City one of the
worst, the Thunder stayed close
most of the game. Down by as
many as 15 early in the third
quarter and behind by 10 with
1:20 remaining in the game, the
Thunder pulled within 103-98
on Jeff Green's 3 with 10 sec-
onds to play. But Gasol's layup
off an Odom steal with 4 sec-
onds on the clock wrapped up
the scoring.

‘Kevin Durant scored 31
points, his fifth 30-point game in
a row, and had 10 rebounds in



the loss. Russell Westbrook had
17 points and nine rebounds.
‘It was a good effort, but play-
ing against the best team in bas-
ketball has to be a flawless
effort," Oklahoma City coach
Scott Brooks said. "We did not
have that, but we played hard.
We came back in the second

half and did a good job, really’

competing and contesting the
shots. We made them miss
shots. That is the best team in
basketball. We competed with
them."

Los Angeles held a 13-point
lead at halftime, but the Thun-
der cut the deficit to 80-73 by
the end of the third quarter.

Bryant and Odom combined
on several spectacular plays.
Down by two with 4 seconds
left in the first quarter, the Lak-
ers drew even as Bryant
grabbed Odom's length-of-the-
court pass just over the out-
stretched hands of a defender
and dunked to tie it at 25. In
the second quarter,. Bryant
threaded a pass to Odom as he
split defenders down the lane
and Odom seemed to catch the
ball, go up and dunk all in the
same motion.

Even Lakers coach Phil Jack-
son smiled at that play.

The ailing Bryant scored 19 in
Sunday's 101-91 victory at
Cleveland that was the Cava-
liers'‘first home loss of the sea-
son. Odom took up the slack,
scoring a season-high 28.

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Rare baseball
card nets $64,073

FRESNO, California (AP) —
An Fresno antiques dealer has
hit a home run with the sale of a
rare baseball card she thought
was worth only $10.

Bernice Gallego ended up

‘selling the 1869 Cincinnati Red
Stockings team card on an
online auction site for $64,073.
That's more than double the
previous record set for an iden-
tical card. The Cincinnati Red
Stockings is the first profes-
sional team in the U.S.

Gallego didn't know what she

had when she originally listed:

the card on eBay for $10. After
numerous e-mails asking if it
was real, she pulled the card.
Only a handful of them exist.
The front of the card features
a sepia-toned, gelatin-silver
photographic print of the entire
team. The reverse, a red-and-
white advertisement for Peck
& Snyder, a New York sports
equipment manufacturer.
Gallego enjoyed national

media attention and appeared .

on "The Tonight Show With
Jay Leno" after finding the card
in a box of junk. The buyer was
Jeff Rosenberg, president of a
Houston company that pro-
motes sports memorabilia
shows.

US moves up to 20th in
FIFA world rankings

' ZURICH (AP) — The Unit-
ed States moved up two spots to
20th in the February FIFA

rankings, the highest the Amer- .

icans have been on the list since
January 2008.

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to 24th heading into Wednes-
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NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Favre is
done slinging passes with his rocket right
arm — maybe for good.

The 39-year-old quarterback told the
New York Jets on Wednesday that he
was retiring after 18 seasons, ending a

record-setting career in which he became .
one of the NFL's all-time greats.

"We had an all-encompassing conver-
sation," owner Woody Johnson said of
his discussion with Favre. "He told me at
that point that he had made his decision
to retire and thanked everybody and
talked about what.a great experience he
had with the New York Jets."

Favre's decision came six weeks after
his only season with the Jets ended in
disappointment as New York failed to
make the playoffs. In an e-mail to ESPN,
Favre said he has no regrets about fin-
ishing his career in New York and
praised Johnson, general manager Mike
Tannenbaum and fired coach Eric
Mangini.

"My time with the Jets was short, but
I'm honored to be given that chance,"
Favre wrote in the e-mail.

If this is indeed it for Favre, he leaves
the game with a slew of records, includ-
ing career touchdown passes (464), com-
pletions (5,720), yards passing (65,127),
regular-season victories (169) and inter-
ceptions (310).

Favre tearfully retired last March then
changed his mind, prompting a bitter
divorce with Green Bay. He was traded
to the Jets in August and was a Pro Bowl
selection despite an overwhelmingly dis-
appointing season that cost Mangini his
job.

"With Brett, there was always the pos-
sibility that he wouldn't play the second
year," Johnson said. "We were hoping to
get one good year out of Brett Favre.
We picked him based on, in our opin-
ion, his giving us the best chance to win
last season. We were disappointed not to
have made the Super Bowl, but we did
some very good things with Brett."

And the team doesn't expect Favre to
change his mind.

"He did not ask to be released," Tan-
nenbaum said. "Everything he said was,
he is done playing football. We have our
plan according to that, and we're going to
move forward."

When asked if the door might be open
to Favre if he again decides to come
back, Tannenbaum said he wanted to
stay away from hypotheticals.

"He. felt.he. had.given. us everything



IN THIS Nov. 2, 2008 file photo, New York
Jets quarterback Brett Favre looks on after a
game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson
Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. .

(AP Photo: Don Heupel)

on," Tannenbaum said Favre told him,

Running back Thomas Jones and safe-
ty Kerry Rhodes were. critical after the
season of Favre and his performance.
The Jets went from 8-3 to missing the
playoffs. Favre threw nine interceptions
as the Jets went 1-4 down the stretch,
and a torn right biceps might have con-
tributed.

Still, Favre had nothing but positive
things to say about his Jets experience.

“Mike and Woody, as well as the
entire organization, have been nothing
short of outstanding," Favre said in the e-
mail. "My teammates — Thomas (Jones)
and Kerry (Rhodes) included — were a
pleasure to play with. Eric could not ‘have

been any better. I enjoyed ‘playing for’

him."
As did All-Pro kick returne:
back Leon Washington. v



inning,

"The longevity of his career and his :

love for the game is truly. inspiring,"
Washington said. "I'm privileged to have
played with not only a Hall of Fame QB,
but also a great role model
New York hired formér Baltimore
defensive coordinator Rex Ryan to
replace Mangini, and he, along with
Johnson and Tannenbaum, repeatedly
said they wanted Favre to return.
Instead, Favre spent several weeks after
the:season:at-his: home in Kiln, Miss.,
away from football before deciding to



over the years,'
ment. "If he's not the best quarterback



retire

New York now will move forward with
a new quarterback, whether that will be
Kellen Clemens, Brett Ratliff, Erik
Ainge or perhaps a veteran free agent
such as Jeff Garcia, Kerry Collins, Byron
Leftwich or Rex Grossman.

"We've got three quarterbacks on the
roster, and I think we feel pretty good
that in a competition among those guys,



we'll end up with a pretty good quarter-.

back," Johnson said.

Favre had two years left on his contract
and was due $13 million for next season,
clearing a chunk of salary cap space for
the Jets.

"Tt was an honor to coach against Brett
' Ryan said in a state-

ever, then he's certainly in the conversa-
tion. I have great admiration for him as a
player and a person. I wish him only the

- best in his life after football."

The three-time NFL MVP holds the
mark among quarterbacks with 291 con-
secutive starts, including the playoffs,
despite playing through several i injuries
throughout his career.

"It was a great honor to play with
Brett," wide receiver Chansi Stuckey
told The Associated Press. "He had an
illustrious career, and I want to thank
him for giving the Jets the opportunity to
play with him."

After the Jets' season-ending 24-17
loss to Miami, Favre said he felt discom-
fort in his arm."for quite a while." It
turned out to be a torn biceps tendon
that didn't require surgery.

It wasn't all bad with the Jets for
Favre, who showed a few glimpses of
greatness — as well as great zip on his
passes — early on. He threw a career-
high six touchdown passes, tying Joe
Namath's team record, in a 56-35 victory
over Arizona in Week 4. Favre also
helped rejuvenate the franchise, draw-
ing thousands of fans to. training camp
practices.

He finished with 3,472 yards passing
and 22 touchdowns, but the 22 intercep-
tions were ‘his most in three seasons.

Favre was drafted by Atlanta in the
second round of the 1991 draft but was
traded after the season to Green Bay for
a first-round pick. In the third game of
the 1992 season, Favre stepped in for an
injured Don Majkowski. He started the
following week against Pittsburgh, begin-
ning a streak that was still intact when he
first retired.

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he helped lead the Packers to consecutive

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NYC showdown

NEW YORK (AP) — Venus
Williams and women's tennis
are returning to Madison
Square Garden for the first time
in nearly nine years.

Williams will join her top-
ranked sister, Serena, and Ana
Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic
(EL'-ana, YANK'-o-vic) on
March 2 in the BNP Paribas
Showdown for the Billie Jean
King Cup. They will compete
for $1.2 million in prize money.

The Garden last hosted the
WTA season-ending champi-
onships in 2000.

“The vittea elimination show-



major at the: F ench,, Open,
Venus’ won Wimnbledon and

Serena won the US Open and

this year's Australian Open.

They will compete in a one-
set, no-ad scoring semifinal. The
winners will play a best-of-three
final.

OSU player faces
drug charges, is
suspended

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP)
— Oklahoma State receiver Bo
Bowling has been charged with
felony drug charges and sus-
pended from the team.

The Oklahoma State Courts
Network says the charges
include possession of marijuana
with intent to distribute, pos-
session of a controlled sub-
stance and unlawful possession
of drug paraphernalia.

The OSCN says Bowling is
free on $2,500 bond and due
back in court March 2 for a Pi
liminary hearing.

OSU sports information
director Kevin Klintworth says
Bowling is suspended and his
status will be re-evaluated —
likely after the charges are set-
tled.

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LOCAL NEWS



56th Family Island

Regatta will honour
famous Abaco skipper |

THE Commodore of the
National Family Island Regatta
has announced that the S6th run-
ning of the popular sloop racing
event this year will honour veter-
an Abaconian boat builder and
skipper Captain Scott Weather-
ford of Man-O-War Cay.

Back in 1983 and again in 1984,
Captain Weatherford skippered
his intrepid sloop, Abaco Rage, to
first class victories in the A-class
races. Earlier, in the 1977 regatta,
he won the Prime Minister’s : Tro-
phy.

“Each year we attempt to hon-
our and pay proper tribute to
those skippers and others who
over the years have made the
regatta what it has become by
their fierce love and devotion to
sloop racing, and this year we
take great pride in honouring a
man who today is perhaps the
most outstanding living boat
builder and skipper for Abaco,”
Commodore Manny Strachan
said.

“Captain Weatherford stands
out as that breed of Bahamian
seafarers who, through the years,
have been determined and devot-
ed to the craft of boat building
and sailing, and who is a fine
example and for upcoming young
Bahamians who need such an
excellent role model.”

Captain Weatherford, who still
lives in his native Man-O-War
Cay where he began his boat
building trade as a boy at the
William Albury Boatyard, no
longer builds or sails boats com-
petitively, but manages the
sprawling Standard Hardware,
Lumber and Plumbing Supplies
in the centre of Marsh Harbour.

He remains keenly interested
in what transpires on the sloop
racing scene, having in the past
battled the waves against such

sailing champions as Captains -

Rolly Gray, Herzon Moxey, Ken-
nethy. Rolle, and Rupert Knowles.
He'says he is looking forward to

returning to George Town, Exu-,
ma for.this year's.regatta, where

he will be the man of the hour.
Commodore Strachan said

another special feature of this

year’s regatta will be the addition



“Captain Weatherford stands out as
that breed of Bahamian seafarers who,
through the years, have been
determined and devoted to the craft of
boat building and sailing, and who is a
fine example and for upcoming young
Bahamians who need such an excellent

role model.”



of three new. members to the
National Family Island Regatta
Committee who are expected to
contribute greatly to the continu-
ing enhancement of the annual
event. Mr Strachan said one of
the newcomers is Craig Symon-
ette, brother of the late Exuma
Member of Parliament R H
“Bobby” Symonette, who has fol-
lowed in the sailing footsteps of
Bobby, one of the founders of the
regatta more than half a century
ago.

Mark Finlayson, another new
member, is the son of Sir Garret
“Tiger” Finlayson, who has for
years been an unfailing supporter
of the regatta,.and the third is
John Lawrence, and Exumian
with a fierce devotion to the
regatta, and whose mother still
lives in Staniel Cay which
spawned such sailing champions
as the late Captain Kenneth
Rolle.

“We are pleased and proud
that these three gentlemen have
consented to sit among us in the
regular designing and organisa-
tion and actual running of the
regatta, as we strive each year to
make the event more exciting and
more attractive to an increased
number of skippers and their

‘crews, and.to both local and vis-

iting spectators,” the Commodore
‘said. Meanwhile, Captain Scott

‘Weatherford will be featured

prominently in this year’s edition
of the National Family Island
Regatta Magazine, and Mr Stra-
chan, said that his’ friends who



Danny Strachan

wish to send him congratulations
may do so by contacting commit-
tee member and treasurer War-
ren Rolle.

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1. (left to right) SHERRILL
Pletscher, manager of John
Bull, Harbour Bay; Shanel
Johnson of AIDS Founda-
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Support Group, and Char-
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Harbour Bay; Sue Riding of
the Bahamas Heart Associ-
ation, Charlotte Leeder,
manager of John Bull, Bay
Street and Portia Nottage of
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manager of John Bull, Bay
Street; Michael Hudson an
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Clinton holds out

hope for useful |

talks with Tehran.

lm By ROBERT BURNS
WASHING TON

The U.S. and Iran have a
chance to "work out a way of
talking" that could lead to
understandings on a range of
issues, Secretary of State
Hillary Rodham Clinton said
Tuesday.

In a hopeful assessment of
prospects for improved rela-
tions with Tehran, Clinton
told reporters at the State
‘Department that the U.S.
remains opposed to Iran get-
ting nuclear. weapons. She
added that the Obama admin-
istration hopes the twa nations
can work out "a better under-
standing of one another."

During an appearance with
her Czech counterpart, Karel
Schwarzenberg, Clinton was
asked about Iranian President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's
statement that Iran would wel-

“come talks with Washington
if they are based on mutual
respect. Iran and the U.S.
have not had diplomatic rela-
tions for nearly 30 years.

"There is an opportunity for
the Iranian government to

demonstrate a willingness to -

unclench their fist and to
begin a serious and responsi-
ble discussion about a range
of matters," Clinton said.
"We still persist in our view
that Iran should not obtain
nuclear weapons, that it would
be a very unfortunate course
for them to pursue, and we
hope there will be opportuni-
ties in the future for us to
develop a better understand-
ing of one another and to
work outa way of talking that

would produce positive results ,

US remains opposed to Iran

getting nuclear weapons



for the people of Iran."

In New York, U.N. Secre-
tary-General Ban Ki-moon
told ‘a news conference that
he would encourage the Oba-
ma administration to start
talking to Iran as soon as pos-
sible to try to resolve the
nuclear issue.

Clinton said the prospect of
Iran obtaining ballistic mis-
siles capable of striking cen-
tral and western Europe was
the driving force behind U.S.

efforts in recent years to

extend its missile defense sys-
tem to Europe. She did not
say whether the Obama
administration would go
ahead with plans laid by the
Bush administration to install

‘missile interceptors in Poland

and a missile-tracking radar
in the Czech Republic..

Clinton said that if Iran
were to change course on the
development of missiles and
nuclear weapons, then the
U.S. "will reconsider. where
we stand," on, the missile
defense issue. "But we are a
long, long. way from seeing
any evidence of a behavior
change."

Asked whether the U.S. and’

global financial crisis would
have an impact on the admin-

istration's plans to proceed °

with missile defense in
Europe, Clinton said, "Our
concerns about missile defense
are primarily technical,"
adding that economic calcu-

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Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009. A possible tornado, moving through central Okla-

homa, damaged or.destroyed six homes, knocked down power lines and
caused a power outage, but there were no reports of serious injuries.

@ By JEFF LATZKE -
- OKLAHOMA CITY





At least three tornadoes struck Oklahoma on Tuesday,. leaving
trails of damage and knocking out power to thousands of homes and
businesses. :

In the’ evening, a tornado meteorologists described as large and
violent.caused "extensive" property damage and several injuries in the
south-central town of Lone Grove.

"Basically, all we have, it is pretty bad," said Chester Agan, assistant
emergency manager for Carter County.

Officials throughout the county were trying to get ambulances and
other first responders into Lone Grove, said Amber Wilson, the emer-
gency management director for nearby Ardmore.

Some mobile homes were destroyed at a trailer park in Lone Grove,
but no injuries occurred there, Agan said.

In the afternoon, a tornado damaged businesses in Oklahoma City
and homes and businesses in the northern suburb of Edmond.

At.an Edmond business park, a body shop and the vehicles inside had
been turned into a twisted ball of metal.

Shop manager Michael Jerry said he went home to eat and watch the
weather reports as the storm moved into the area.

"It's just surreal," Jerry said. "You just don't believe it- Especially
knowing you were just there minutes before. The steel girders are in a
ball." ‘ ;

In northwest Oklahoma City, one wall of a Chuck E. Cheese. restau-

_ rant collapsed, windows were blown out, and a piece of its awning was
thrown into a tree. Signs were stripped and cars were damaged in the
parking lot.

lations might figure in the
administration's thinking, too.

Those remarks were in line
with Obama's oft-repeated
campaign stance: Missile
defense would be worth pur-
suing as long as the technolo-
gy is proven and the system
can be shown to be cost-effec-
tive.

"We expect any system that
we deploy to be able to oper-
ate effectively to achieve the
goals that are set," Clinto
said. 5 ;

The system proposed for
Poland and the Czech Repub-
lic would be designed to shoot
down a small number of long-
range ballistic missiles outside
the Earth's atmosphere; the
silo-based interceptor rocket
that would be used in that mis-
sion is a newer, two-stage ver-
sion that has not yet been test-
ed in full.

By raising questions about

' the technical feasibility of the

European system, the Obama
administration could be sig-
naling an intention to put it
on the back burner or use it as
a bargaining chip with Russia.
A dimension of the discus-
sion about missile defense in
Europe not mentioned by
Clinton is Russia's strong
objection to it being placed in
the Czech’ Republic and
Poland, in what had been a
Soviet sphere of influence.












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Koala rescued from Australia's wildfire wasteland

lm By ROHAN SULLIVAN
SYDNEY



It was a chance encounter in the charred land-
scape of Australia's deadly wildfires: A koala sips
water from a bottle offered by a firefighter, reports
the Associated Press,

David Tree noticed the koala moving gingerly on
scorched paws as his fire patrol passed. Clearly in
pain, the animal stopped when it saw Tree.

"It was amazing, he turned around, sat on his
bum and sort of looked at me with (a look) like, put
me out of my misery," Tree told The Associated
Press on Tuesday. "I yelled out for a bottle of
water. | unscrewed the bottle, tipped it up on his
lips and he just took it naturally.

"He kept reaching for the bottle, almost like a
baby." .

The team called.animal welfare officers to pick
up the koala Sunday, the day after deadly
firestorms swept southern Victoria state.

"[ love nature, and I've handled koalas before.
They're not the friendliest things, but I wanted to
help him," Tree said. ,

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they resemble a child's teddy bear, the marsupial is
actually a rather grumpy creature with a loud growl




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Television footage showed cows running down’ — si cpiciong that the worst wildfires ever to strike Australia were deliberately set led police to declare crime scenes Monday in towns incinerated by blazes, while inves-

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Tree said he found the koala in a burned-out
forest near Mirboo North, about 90 miles (150
kilometers) east of Melbourne, Victoria's capital.

Koalas normally drink almost no water because
they get almost all their fluids from the leaves they
eat. After the scorched koala sipped from the water

‘ bottle and Tree's crew moved on, animal welfare
officials came by. ‘

Coleen Wood, manager of the Mountain Ash
Wildlife Shelter where the koala was taken for
treatment of second- and third-degree burns to its
paws, said Wednesday that it was expected to make
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lm By SHAYA
- TAYEFE MOHAJER
LOS ANGELES

A national medical society is
investigating whether a fertility
doctor followed its guidelines
when he implanted six embryos
into a Southern California
woman who gave birth to octu-
plets last month, according to
the Associated Press. °

The American Society for
Reproductive Medicine con-
firmed Tuesday that it's inves-
tigating because Nadya Sule-
man says she received in-vitro
fertilization for all 14 of her chil-
dren at the same Beverly Hills
fertility clinic. ,

Suleman, 33, told NBC's
"Today" show that she was
implanted with six embryos in
each of her six pregnancies,
resulting in four single births, a
set of twins and the octuplets.
No more than three embryos
are considered the norm for a
woman her age, and fertility
experts and medical ethicists
have been critical of the Jan. 26
birth of the octuplets.

The society has contacted
Suleman and her doctor, and is

_ prepared to assist the Medical
Board of California, which is
also looking into the pregnancy,
the society's president, Dr. R.
Dale McClure, said in a state-
ment.

"Our guidelines provide the

els

flexibility to give each patient -

treatment individualized to her
needs, and her best chance to
become pregnant without risk-
ing high-order multiple preg-
nancy," said McClure.

"However, it seems that the
guidelines may not have been
followed in Ms. Suleman's
case."

Neither the society or the
medical board identified Sule-
man's physician, Dr. Michael
Kamrava. —

Kamrava, ‘a specialist who
pioneered a method of implan-
tation, was identified Monday
as a result of an NBC interview
with Suleman, who said she
went to the West Coast IVF
Clinic in Beverly Hills and that

all 14 of her children were con- °

ceived with help from the same
doctor. In 2006, Los Angeles
TV station KTLA ran a story
on infertility that showed Kam-
rava, the center's director, treat-
ing Suleman and discussing
embryo implantation.
Kamrava, 57, did not return
calls seeking comment Monday
or Tuesday.
‘When confronted’ by
reporters outside his clinic Mon-
day, he said he had granted a
television interview but would
not give details.
- The state medical board said
last week it was looking into the
Suleman case to see if there was
a "violation of the standard of
care." The medical board said it
had not taken any previous dis-
ciplinary action against Kamra-
va.

Medical soc
octuplet ferti

Kamrava's clinic is a member
of 'the Society for Assisted
Reproductive Technology, a sis-
ter organization of the Ameri-
can Society for Reproductive
Medicine.

Clinics that clearly violate

guidelines can be kicked out of

SART. Neither group is a regu-
latory agency so a removed doc-
tor could still practice medicine.

The state medical board can-
not close the clinic if it is found
at fault, but it can censure the
doctor, putting the violation on
his record.

Kamrava's clinic performed
52 in-vitro procedures in 2006,
according to the most recent
national report compiled by the
Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention. Of those, five
resulted in pregnancies and two
in births. One of the births were
Suleman's twins.

Kamrava's pregnancy rate
that year was among the low-

est in the country. Experts say

many factors affect a clinic's
success rate, including a patien-
t's health and types of proce-
dures done.

Lawsuits

According to court records,
Kamrava has been named in at
least five medical malpractice
lawsuits since 1991. He also has
been involved in other cases
against him or his clinic, includ-
ing at least one alleging fraudu-

- lent conveyance.

In one case, a former employ-
ee accused him and his wife of
hiding income to avoid taxes
and defrauding insurance com-
panies.

Former office administrator
Shirin Afshar sued Kamrava in
1998, claiming discrimination,
harassment, wrongful termina-
tion and infliction of emotional
distress.

Over a seven-year period,
Afshar said, Kamrava and his
wife didn't report about
$400,000 in income to the state
and the Internal Revenue Ser-
vice.

Afshar claims Kamrava made
patients who had no insurance
pay in cash and that money was
turned over to Kamrava's wife.
The transactions were neither
entered into an office computer
nor deposited in a bank, the
lawsuit said. —

She said she was fired when
she complained to Kamrava
about what was going on.

Afshar also claimed she had
an abortion in 1992 because she
feared she would lose her job.
When she told Kamrava she
was pregnant, she claims her
boss chastised her.

"How can you take care of
this baby with no job, no family
and no money?" Afshar
claimed Kamrava said.

’ The lawsuit was settled in
1999 for an undisclosed amount.

The IRS did not immediately
have any information about
Afshar's tax claims.















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Dogs take
all avenues
to reach the
Westminster

show

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NEW YORK

sleep in his crate,

Domino looked like
the most peaceful, innocent
pooch on the planet.

Ha! Just wait, handler Paul
Clas cackled.

According to the Associated
Press, these Portuguese water
dogs can cause all sorts of mis-
chief, he said. And if President
Barack Obama really does
decide make one the First Dog,
look out.

"They'll bring comedy to the
White House. Interesting things
would happen," Clas said Tues-
day at the Westminster Kennel
Club show. "I think it would be
hilarious."

Pacifying this active breed —
among the two the Obamas are
considering — isn't always easy,
even with a big yard and a big
staff. It sometimes takes an .
extra treat.

"Obama may not take bribes,
but his Portuguese water dog
would," Clas said.

The top prize at America's
No. 1 dog event was to be hand-
ed out Tuesday night. Judge
Sari Tietjen was to point to her
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hound named Tiger Woods, a
Scottish terrier with a lucky link
to the 1967 champion, a stan-
dard poodle called Yes and a
puli known for its dreadlocks
won their groups Monday night.

A 10-year-old Sussex spaniel
won the sporting group early
Tuesday evening. Stump earned
the same title in 2004, then went
into retirement.

"Can you believe that?" said
New York Yankees president
Randy Levine, a regular at this
competition.at Madison Square
Garden.

The toy and working winners
were to be chosen later before
Tietjen entered the ring. A pert
Brussels griffon and a monkey-
faced affenpinscher were among
the favorites.

The star affenpinscher is
named Taser. Fitting, too,
because the sons of the hus-
band-and-wife owners founded
the stun-gun company.

As he got prepped to win best
of breed, Taser stood calmly as
a groomer worked him over
with.a blow dryer and two
combs. Taser turns 5 this week
and is a veteran, having won 55
other competitions.

"He's a born show dog," han-

dler Jorge Olivera said. "He

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show, during a press conference in New York, Thursday, Feb. 5

den for two days, starting on Monday, Feb. 9.

varieties at this 133rd edition of
Westminster. The giant Dogue
de Bordeaux is a newcomer to
the show.

A Portuguese water dog has
never won Westminster and
probably wasn't going to make
a strong campaign this year.
Still, Clas wouldn't mind hav-
ing one as a neighbor — he lives
in Thurmont, Md., near the

presidential retreat of Camp —

David.

Labradoodle

Obama said his family had
narrowed the choices to a "Por-
ti" or a Labradoodle; a designer
mix of a Labrador retriever and
a poodle.

The president has said he is
ready to begin visiting shelters
with wife Michelle and daugh-
ters Sasha and Malia. A main
consideration is a dog that is
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Clas said.

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David Frei, in his 20th year as
television host for the show, said
the Obamas are doing a good '
job in taking their time.

"It's an important decision:

Whichever.dog he picks will.

probably be with him longer
than anyone in his Cabinet,"
Frei said.

Portis are medium sized,
weighing 50 or 60 pounds. They
can be black, brown, white or a
mix, with either a wavy or curly
coat of hair, not fur. Sen.
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owns them. ;

They like to rough house and °
also need a lot of grooming and
attention. 5

"Twas working on my car and
he put his paws up on the hood
next to me. He wanted to play,"
Clas.said. "I was ignoring him
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LAST YEAR'S Best in Show at the Westminster Dog Show, a beagle named Uno, looks over the room after a press

street. He'd taken it."

For that reason, Gale Erskine::
of Monrovia, Md., would prefer
the Obamas go in a different
direction.

Erskine was part of a. group
rooting for a Porti at Westmin-
ster, and said they're not the
easiest dogs for first-time own-
ers. ye
"We're pushing for a
Labradoodle. That's my vote,"
she said.

Erskine's friend, Terry Her-
man, said Portuguese water.
dogs "command intense com-
panionship. They don't take
kindly,to being ignored."

So, would that be a good fit:
for the commander in chief?..:

"Someone who might have:
to push the red button, I don't.
know," Herman said. "But I

_ know the Porti would be glad to

push any buttons available."



THE 2008 Best in Show, a beagle named Uno, helps to kick off the 133rd

Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Madison Square. Garden in New

York, Monday, Feb. 9, 2009.


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A 21-YEAR-OLD man
was killed on an Amazonian
Indian reservation in western
Brazil, and police said Tues-
day that a witness to the
‘attack claimed the victim was
partially eaten by the Indians,
according to the Associated

- Press.

Ocelio Alves de Carvalho
was killed Feb. 3 on the Kuli-
na Indian reservation, said
Jose Carlos Correia da Silva,
the military police comman-
der in the small city of Envira
in Amazonas state.

Silva said an Indian who
witnessed the killing — and
tried to stop it — arrived at
the police station to report the
alleged murder the next day.
The witness said body parts
were roasted and eaten, Silva
said.

"He was decapitated and
cut in half," Silva said the wit-

ness told him. " After this, his.

internal organs, his heart, and
parts of his thigh were cut
away and eaten."

Silva said five suspects
escaped into the jungle, and
their motive was unknown. He
said that the witness said the
suspects had been drinking
heavily.

What remained of Carval-
ho's body was retrieved by rel-
atives two days after the
alleged murder and taken to a
hospital, where Silva said he
examined them.

According to Brazilian law,
civil and military police are
not allowed onto an Indian
reservation without permis-
sion from federal officials. Sil-
va said investigators did not
receive that permission until
about five days after the inci-
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PAKISTAN told an envoy
dispatched by President Barack
Obama that it wants to be includ-
ed in talks on any changes in U.S.

efforts to defeat al-Qaida and‘

Taliban militants wreaking havoc
in its territory and in neighboring
Afghanistan, according to the
Associated Press. .

Pakistani officials gave no
details on any policy discussions
during Richard Holbrooke's
meetings Tuesday with the prime
minister and other leaders, but
Foreign Minister Shah
Mehmood Qureshi hailed his vis-

it as a "new beginning" in ties.

between America and Pakistan.
"This administration has a dif-

ferent approach and starts on a.

different footing, that was a very
pleasant change," he said after
meeting Holbrooke, who as
White Houst envoy to the
Balkans in the Kosovo conflict

“earned a reputation as a tough

negotiator.
US. officials say Holbrooke's

first visit to the region as envoy is

aimed at gathering information
to help form the basis of a new
policy on Afghanistan and Pak-



istan expected before April,
After four days in Pakistan, he
also is to visit Afghanistan and
India. Holbrooke did not address
the media.

Pakistan's security forces are
struggling to contain a surge in
violence blamed on militants
sheltering in the rugged north-
west close to Afghanistan. U.S.
and NATO officers say the insur-
gents based there are also behind
many of the attacks in
Afghanistan more than seven
years after the fall of the Tal-
iban.

The main supply line for West-
ern troops passes through north-
western Pakistan and is increas-
ingly under attack by militants,
while Indian allegations — sup-
ported by the U.S. — that Pak-
istani terrorists carried out last
year's Mumbai attacks have
chilled ties between the nuclear-
armed neighbors, who have
fought three wars in the last 60
years.

Meanwhile, Pakistan's civilian |

leadership is looking increasing-
ly weak and appears unable to
find a common voice on how to
tackle the militant threat less
than a year after it came to pow-





er following the U.S.-backed dic-
tatorship of President Pervez
Musharraf.

Options being considered by
Obama include boosting. U.S.
troop numbers in Afghanistan
and conditioning American aid
to Pakistan on more solid coop-
eration in the fight against mili-

‘tants in the border region,

believed to be a likely hiding
place for al-Qaida chief Osama
bin Laden.

Qureshi said Pakistan wanted
to be included in any discussions
on future U.S. policy decisions
regarding Pakistan and

- Afghanistan.

"They (the Americans) feel
that for any strategy which is
effective in Afghanistan, it can-
not be. done in isolation. Pak-

istan has to be on board," .

Qureshi said.

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza
Gilani reiterated Pakistan's long-
held objections to U.S. missile
strikes against al-Qaida targets
in the border region, saying in a
statement that he told Hol-
brooke they were "counterpro-
ductive and are promoting anti-
American feeling in the area."

The Obama administration

U.S. Special Representative to Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke, third from right, holds

talks with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, left, at Foreign Ministry in Islamabad,

Pakistan on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009. Holbrooke is in Pakistan on a three-day official visit to hold talks

_ with Pakistani leadership to discuss the bilateral, regional and international issues.



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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009, PAGE 27



has signaled that it is going to
continue with the strikes, which
officials say have killed several
top al-Qaida leaders. The attacks
are unpopular among many Pak-
istanis and are used by critics to
attack the government.

There are also persistent ques-







tions about Pakistan's loyalties
in the fight against terror, with
critics saying that elements of the
military and intelligence agen-
cies either tolerate or actively
support militants the state once
cultivated to deploy against
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es Guiding on the move in 2009











Dr. Gail Saunders _. Rev. Beryl Higgs © Mrs. Anita Bernard Mrs, Harriet Pratt _ Josephine Parker Mr. Patrick Thompson
Immediate Past Presedent © Council President 1st. VP me pend VP re Secretary . > Treasurer

BAHAMAS GIRL GUIDES ASSOCIATION

; Started in England in 1910, the Girl Guide Movement, which is the largest world-wide organization for girls and young women,
a will observe its Centenary in a year’s time. Guiding was introduced.in The Bahamas in 1915 and today, thousands of Bahamian
women throughout the Commonwealth can attest to the many benefits they have derived from being members of this great
organization. Having qualified for Full Membership to the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1978, The Bahamas
Girl Guide Association has been on the move in carrying out its mandate to make Guiding the organization of choice for girls and
young women.
At the Annual General Meeting, held in December 2008, the Asodatad thanked Dr. Gail Saunders for so ably servirig as
President of the Guide Council for the past five years. She was succeeded by the new President, Rev. Beryl Higgs, who
‘previously served as 1° Vice President. The new 1° Vice President is now Mrs. Anita Bernard and 2™ Vice President, Mrs. Harriet ea me
Pratt. The Council is made up of men and women who strive to ensure that Guiding in in our Country has the support.and sustained Ms. Julia Burnside = Mrs. Nicolette Archer. Ms. Karen Lightbourne ~
interest needed to achieve the objectives of this Movement. Chief Commissioner Deputy Chief Intenational Commissioner
Serving at the helm of the leadership on the-uniformed branch of the Association is the Chief Commissioner, Miss Julia Burnside, :
who is now in her second year in this post. Thé Deputy Chief Commissioner is Mrs. Nicolette Archer and nei is a team of

Assistant Commissioners who hold responsibilities for various districts and portfolios.

GUIDING IS GOOD FOR GIRLS

~ The Bahamas Girl Guides Association's Mission is, “To provide girls and young women with opportunities for
the development of character, responsible citizenship and service in their own and world communities’.





y

Over. the years, this mission has been implemented through exciting, fun-filled and girl-centered activities
based upon a comprehensive Eight Point Programme for Brownies, Guides and Rangers.



aes , Ms. M. Peggey Pinder Ms. Carolyiirvoins
These eight points of our programme are as follows:- Eastern Division Commissioner ‘Western Division Commissioner

BROWNIES GUIDES

Do their best - Character Development

Keep Healthy =| Physical Fitness

Wide Awake Thinking for Oneself

Have Fun Enjoyment of the out of-doors

Help at Home ~— |. -Home.craft skills

Make Things Exploring The Arts.

Lend A Hand Readiness and ability to serve others
Are Friendly Relationship with people

‘



iF
2.
3.
4,
5.
6.
7.
8.

“Mrs. Constance Miller
Family Island Commissioner



Utilizing our essential methods of working i.e. working together in small groups; commitment to a common standard; self.
government and decision making; care for the individual; and, a balanced varied programme, our Alig have a chance to:-
* Develop a personal faith and a meaningful set of valyes;
+ Be empowered to act on their values and convictions;
* Develop self- -awareness, self-esteem, self-respect and respect for ee
+ Be challenged by fun-filled new adventures and experiences, and achieve a sense of pride in accomplishment;
_ + Lear practical skills and teamwork;
* Develop leadership, team-building and decision making skills
* Enjoy, value and protect the natural environment;
* Give service to their community and_our global village;
* Appreciate and learn about the world, its people and cultures:

GRAND BAHAMA AND THE FAMILY ISLANDS

What an exciting time to be a part off he Bahamas Girl Guides iano as we strive to establish units throughout the
Family Islands.

-We are excited because units are being re-activated and new ones are e starting, Girls need a place where they can just be girls :
- have fun, make friends, build character and discover their potential. Sunflower Ranoer as de ef [es émmussioner
That’s the prescription that Gin Guiding offers. FT ei ne

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Presently, there are four districts:

1. Grand Bahama, Commissioner, Mrs. Sharon Sawyer
2. Eleuthera, Commissioner, Mrs. Audrey Culmer

3. Exuma, Commissioner, Miss Audrea Smith

4, Abaco, Commissioner, Mrs. Michelle Bailey

There are also units in Andros, Long Island and Inagua.

Each island is unique in its own way and activities vary from Island to Island, and. Many activities and service projects: are
carried out throughout the Islands. The units also participate in activities organized by schools, churches and the community.
World Thinking Day on February 22nd is observed by everyone. The girls look forward to our Annual Cookie drive because
they all want to win the prize. For the past two years units in Exuma have received this prestigious cam Island Prize for
selling the most cookies.

Once again Brownies were nominated for the Bahamas Pri mary School Student of the Year Award. Some of them were .
“among the finalists and received monetary rewards. Our goal is to establish a unit on every Island, This is a bold initiative, but
it can be done. We appeal to volunteers to step forward and help us achieve this goal.

Itis our hope that the efforts of the girls and leaders would be given more support and encouragement by Church Leaders,
Local Administrators, School Administrators and parents. We are confident that Guiding in Grand Bahama and the Family
Islands will continue to enrich the lives of all participants and bring real benefits to the country as a whole.

The Bahamas Girl Guides Association (BGGA) is a part of the World Associ ation of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGS). W
are proud to be a part of a sisterhood of more than 10 million girls worldwide.



' Brownie

Persons Interested
in assisting
or donatiing may
contact The
Bahamas Girl
Guides Association |
at:

-The BGGA consists of:
The Sunflowers (5 and 6 year old). Girls who pledge to be friends and have fun,

Brownies (7 to 10 year old). Brownies earn a variety of interest badges through fun and learning ty which they
'_ wear on the sleeves of their dresses.

Guides (11 to 14 years old).

The Guide program helps to build character and mold productive aitzene as they work through ten guide cae One

of the laws is that a Guide is loyal and can be trusted. ‘This should be evident'at all times as Guides strive to be a

sister to all other Guides. Telephone:

922-4342
Fax:

Ranger Guides are 14 to 18 years old. Young women in this age group use the character building learned as a guide
322-4342

to train as leaders. These young women are called to be responsible and accountable.
At 18 Ranger Guides prepare and become yourig leaders, This group is very important to the continued growth of the
_ Association. In order for the Association to continue there must be young leaders to train to take over the roles of leaders,
commissioners and council members when the older leaders are no longer able to,

E-mail: bahamasgir
Iguides@msn.com



All girls from the age of 5 can become members of the association and are welcome to join a close nit group of young ladies THIS AD SPONSORED BY: FAMILY GUARDIAN. COLINA
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Across Down

1 Like this rogue, whens, 2 Country which might

converted (9)
8 It may be set for lunch (5)

With a Little Bit of Luck

and tries the club finesse, hoping
West has the king.

rovide aid in some ;
P South dealer.

way (5) Neither side vulnerable.

9 Present day court official Persistently appears in a NORTH But East takes the club ten with
ive award (7) kind of sunhat (6) A 10 the king and returns a diamond to the
gIves ¥I103 ace. South wins and, with only eight
Girl, out of breath (6) _ Two short of a complete #8542 tricks in view, must try to find
A good man in the mine, score (8 #AI86 another trick,
: anes 2) WEST EAST If South had all the time he
‘though too old for the job. Material seen around at @J952 4863 needed, he could drive out the A-K
(4,2) the draper’s? (6) VA84 ¥K752 of hearts and score his ninth trick in
eth tt : ‘ : 0373 1096. that suit. But that obviously won’t
m isin el eee Oley pentane ”) &7 4 &K 53 work on this occasion, since the
the company is. Score, but taken from the SOUTH opponents will collect two, diamond
thrifty (8) field (9) @KQ74 tricks to go with the .A-K of hearts
i f ; a ¥Q%6 and club king for down one.
It's presented at court (8) A tear in the printed sheet @AK There.is only one genuine chance
Danced.and swam (6) indicates extraction (9) &Q 1092 for nine tricks, and that lies in the
Medicines that vary in Charge too much? (8) . The bidding: x hope that West was dealt the jack of
a Across Down South West North East spades. If so, dummy’s ten can be
cost (6) An explorer needs one in. {NT Pass 3NT AllPass converted into a trick by taking a

‘Objectionable (9) 2 Culpability (5)
Goods 3 Start (6)

finesse against the jack.

Opening lead -—- three of diamonds.
So at trick four, declarer leads the

They're associated with
There are times when declarer

heads and tails (3,4)

support (7)
Lodge in temporary

Single amp provides some
light (5)

No parasites, but they live
off others (9)

Yesterday’s Cryptic Solution

Across: 1 Larking, 4 Piper, 7 Wave, 8 -

Muleteer, 10 Runner bean, 12 Stupor,
13 Alters, 15 Camping out, 18
Ungainly, 19 Pile, 20 Again, 21
Shingle.

Down: 1 Lower, 2 Ravenous, 3
Grubby, 4 Prevailing, 5 Peer, 6
Reredos, 9 Decoration, 11 Becoming,
12 Satsuma, 14 Spells, 16 Theme, 17
Agra.-

- accommodation (6)

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heated (3-3)

Appear on stage to

record (5)

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Across: 1 Papyrus, 4 Comic, 7
Etna, 8 Turn down, 10 Short-lived,
12 Banish, 13 Stooge, 15 Free-for-
all, 18 Sabotage, 19 Wild, 20 Match,
21 Romance.
Down: 1 Press, 2 Pinpoint, 3

. Studio, 4 Convention, 5 Mood, 6
Censure, 9 At a stretch, 11
Vocation, 12 Blossom, 14 Ledger,
16 Ladle, 17 Abet.

requested (5)
Hesitant (7)
Monotony (6)

' Feel regret (6)
Rigorous
control (4,4)

To show (8)
Moral lecture (6)
Rogue (6)
Sediment in-
coffee (7)

Come to know (5)
Group generating
ideas (5,4)

4

Almost immediately
(2,2,4)

5 Grave (6)

” Fleet commander (7)

7 One-humped

camel (9)
Complicated
. procedure (9)
Fleeing from the law
(2,3,3)

Rare (7)

Display
ostentatiously (6)
Quantity (6)
Burdened (5)



cannot afford to develop all his
potential tricks, the usual reason
being that by the time the winners are
established, the defenders will
already have collected enough tricks
to defeat him. In these cases* declarer
may have to search for a quicker way

to gain the additional trick (or tricks)

he needs.

For example, take this deal where
declarer starts with six top tricks.
three spades, two diamonds and a
club — and so needs three more to
make three notrump. He wins the
opening diamond lead with the king

spade four and, when West follows
low, plays dummy’s ten. After it
wins, South cashes three more
spades and three clubs and so gets
home with the contract. 1

It is true that the unusual first-
round spade finesse might lose to
East, in which case South would go
down an extra trick.

But considering that declarer is
investing only 50 points while trying
to gain 400 (roughly the value of a
nonvulnerable game at rubber
bridge), this minuscule loss is clearly
worth the risk.

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Dollarisation to bring
inflation, fiscal benefits |

@ By N 2IL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

*“DOLLARISING’ the
Bahamian economy would
reduce inflation and “force the
Government to be more fiscally
pruden.”, a Bahamian profes-
sional argued yesterday, while
removing the exchange control
barriers that have impeded this
nation’s development.

Dr Jonathan Rodgers, well-
known.as the Bahamian ‘eye
doctor’, and who addressed the
Bahamas Business Outlook
Conference on monetary policy
issues, said adopting:the US dol-
lar as the national currency
would free-up monetary policy
from its myopic focus on this
nation’s balance of payments,
external reserves and currency
peg.

‘Dr Rodgers told Tribune
Business: “During this recession,
when we need monétary policy,
we’re not using it. The only mon-
etary policy tool used is the occa-
sional moral suasion employed
by the Central Bank, when
reserves fall-off, to [cause the
commercial banks] to tighten up.

“If we dollarise, we would not
have to use that, because US
dollars are aeney in the sys-
tem.”

Dr Rodgers added that adopt-
ing the US’ dollat currency
would reduce inflation through
reducing the cost\of money,
especially by eliminaiting the cur-

BEC cash flow ‘deteriorating’

rency conversion charged
Bahamian businesses and entre-
preneurs faced when they con-
verted Bahamian dollars into
their US counterparts...

“The lower the inflation rate
is, the more an economy can
develop,” Dr Rodgers added.

“The cost of living would come

down by 15-20 per cent. |
“If you now have US dollars

and want to import something, '

you will not have the headache
and.trouble of going to get
exchange control permission.
The cost of money will;come
down. All that will be eliminated
and the cost of doing business
will come down

“The only people losing out
will be the banks, because they
will not be making that: premi-
um. But'for the people as a

_ whole, there will be tremendous

savings all round.” |

Dr Rodgers said dollarisation
would also force the Govern-
ment to be more fiscally respon-
sible, and not run such persis-
tent fiscal deficits that increased
the national debt. This was
because it would have to bor-
row in US dollars to cover any
shortfalls; something that would
incur hefty interest payments.

“It would force the Govern-
ment tobe more fiscally pru-
dent, and it would be more dif-
ficult for the Government to

‘keep rolling over its debt like it

. SEE page 7B

despite 14% sales growth

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas Electricity
Corporation’s (BEC) internal
cash flow has been; “deteriorat-
ing” despite its salfs increasing
ata compounded annual rate of
14 per "cent over the past four
years, it has been revealed, due
to a combination of rate decreas-
es, oil price rises and growth in
electricity losses.

An Inter-American Develop-
ment Bank (IDB) report,
obtained by Tribune Business,
said the state- owned energy sup-
plier was “operating under
financiai constraints”, with cash
flow. and liquidity now under
sustained pressure, especially
given the essential infrastructure
investment being ‘undertaken by
the Corporation.

The IDB report, a prelude to
its Strengthening the Energy Sec-
tor in the Bahamas project,
which it will undertake with the
Government, said that while
BEC’s debt has, remained con-
stant in nominal terms since
2004, over the ‘past four years
“the debt coverage ratios have
been deteriorating”.

“BEC’s historic financial indi-
cators Show that on the operat-
ing side, even though the com-
pany has increased its sales on a
compounded annual growth rate
of 14 per cent over the last four
years, the company is investing
at a much higher rate,” the IDB
said. .

: Delaporte }
NEW PROVIDENCE, BAHAMAS -

* IDB says Corporation’s
liquidity, debt coverage
ratios deteriorating due to

_tariff drop, oil price rise
and.non-billed power

* Barbados saves on 130,000
oil barrel imports per year
through solar water heaters,

- while 90% of Bahamian
households use electricity

* Bahamas using 26,000
barrels of oil per day, —
or 3.6 million per year

‘Such circumstances, com-
bined with the deterioration: of
its internal cash flow as a result
of reduction in the electricity tar-
iffs, higher fuel costs and an
increase in non-billed electricity,
is resulting i in liquidity Pree
sures.’

The $875,000 project, of hich
$700,000 will come from the
IDB and $175,000 from the Gov-
ernment, aims to provide the
Ministry ‘of the Environment,
Ministry of Finance and the
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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

multi-billion dollar mega
resort project initially pro-
posed for Grand Bahama’s
East End is now eyeing a
move to within Freeport’s
boundaries, Tribune Business can reveal, and
targeting the Barbary Beach site that would

have been occupied by the Morgan Stanley |

development. — .

That project has now died a death due to the
credit crunch, Tribune Business understands,
but the Bahamas Golden Beach Development

Company (Boucaan) project, which has been .

pegged as an investment of between $2.65- $5
billion, is now exploring the possibility of mov-
ing to the same location.

Sources close to the situation, who request-
ed anonymity, said Bahamas Golden Beach
Development Company had originally been
examining a site of around 1,500-2,000 acres in
eastern Grand Bahama for its four-hotel, four
casino complex that would feature brands such
as Foxwoods Development Company and
Planet Hollywood.

Much of that proposed site was Crown -

Land, and there was initial resistance from
some quarters in government to the develop-

ers either leasing or acquiring such a huge.

swathe of land. That, though, was overcome,
but environmental issues surrounding the prox-
imity of fresh water lenses and tables have
required Bahamas Golden Beach Develop-
ment. Company to look for an alternative

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plaint ‘US authorities unséaled

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Initially, apart from Planet Hollywood and ‘

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venue.

This resulted in the Port:area, and Freeport,
being placed under close scrutiny, and it was
ultimately decided that only that location could
support a project of this nature. And Barbary
Beach, which was earmarked for the similar
Morgan Stanley deal, is now regarded as the
ideal site.

Tribune Business’s sources said Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham himself had asked the
Bahamas Golden Beach developers to base
their project in the Freeport area, and the
Government had given the ‘approval in prin-
ciple’ for them. to proceed, having assessed
the development and its financing.

The project would be situated on land cur-
rently owned by the Grand Bahama Devel-

opment Company (Devco), and Tribune Busi-
-ness understands there were some initial prob-
lems over its request that Bahamas Golden | |’

Beach Development Company. pay a non-

refundable deposit for the land. That obstacle -

is now said to have been overcome.

The developers were also said'to have met -
with Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) ‘

chairman Felix Stubbs, and director Hannes
Babak, over the project. However, neither
man returned calls seeking comment yester-

Foxwoods, the other strategic partners includ-
ed Omni Hotels; Taubman, a $2:5 billion list-

ed US company that specialises in gaming .

retail and manages more than 30 major‘shop-

SEE E page ae

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i



Commission aids probe, arrest of Bahamas resident

mBy, NEIL HARTNELL Canadian resident of Nassau to face extradition proceedings ; .

over alleged $4im financial fraud, say US prosecutors:

' traded shares in three compa- . -
“pies through’a ‘piinp:aid dump”

lion ‘pump and dump’ securities
fraud, which on Tuesday result-
ed in the arrest of a 41 year-old
Canadian resident of the
Bahamas prior to the launch of

extradition proceedings against

him.

The Bahamian securities reg-
ulator’s role in the investigation
was mentioned in the release
issued by its US counterpart, the
Securities & Exchange Com-
mission (SEC), which has
launched a civil action against
Dean Sheptycki, a Canadian

-who splits his residency between

Nassau and Fort Lauderdale, in

against him and his co-conspira-
tors.

The US attorney for the
northern district of Oklahoma,
David E: Meilia, in announcing
the unsealing of a 24-count
indictment against the Canadian
atid his co-conspirators, G.
David Gordon, Richard Clark,
James Reskin and Joshua Lank-
ford, said Sheptycki.“was arrest-
ed this morning by Bahamian
authorities and currently awaits
extradition to the United
States”.

The charges relate to an
alleged manipulation of publicly

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participate in any decision mak-
ing in the partnership, and his

- liability is limited to the amount

of money he invests in the busi-
ness.

A partnership is in many ways
similar to a sole proprietorship,
in that the legal and financial
liabilities of the partnership
extend beyond the partnership
to the’ individual partners and
their personal assets.

Creditors can pursue partners
individually to satisfy the oblig-
ations of the partnership, where
necessary. Partnérs are liable
for the actions of the other part-
ners where such actions were
done on behalf of the partner-
ship or in the partnership name,
subject to certain exceptions.

The legal implications of the
liability involved in partnerships,
particularly incurring personal
liability for the actions of a
group of people whom one is
just beginning to know and
work with, may limit the viabil-
ity and prospect of the partner-
ship vehicle for individuals seek-
ing to establish, organise and
join investment clubs in the
Bahamas.

Companies Act companies

A company is considered a
legal entity separate from its
shareholders and principals.

The liability of a company is
limite,d and shareholder losses
with regard to the company’s
actions cannot exceed the
amount of money that they
invested in the entity.

Companies incorporated

under the Companies Act 1992

(as amended) are the tradition-
al corporate vehicles for invest-
ment clubs in the Bahamas, as
these companies enable their
members to have the legal
capacity, limited liability, flexi-
bility and longevity to meet the
investment club’s financial goals.

A company is often estab-
lished in the Bahamas upon the
reservation of a company name, ”
the statutory filing of the Mem-
orandum and Articles of Asso-
ciation of the company, and the
issuance of a Certificate of
Incorporation.

The incorporation of a com-
pany is more costly and requires
more paperwork than the estab-
lishment of a partnership, in
many instances, and requires
payment of annual government
license fees and the filing of
statutory documents to remain
in good standing.

Unlike a partnership, a com-
pany survives the death of
shareholders, principals and ulti-

-mate beneficial owner(s). A

company may also issue more
shares, add directors and share-
holders, expand or downsize,
subject to its Memorandum and
Articles of Association, without
changing its legal existence or
structure.

Members may elect directors
and officers for the company,
or resolve to each act as direc-’
tors of the company, subject to
the provisions of the company’s
Articles of Association.

Members of an investment

_club initially contribute a lump

sum for the establishment of the
company, and for investment
purposes. Shares are then issued
to the members commensurate
with their initial investment, or
subject to the club’s determina-
tion of equal or unequal share-
holding options, depending
upon their initial contributions.

It is highly recofamended that
a Shareholders’ Agreement be
executed by the members of an
investment club and duly filed at
the.Companies Registry. This
agreement binds each share-
holder/member contractually to
each. other, and may specify
important provisions for the
sale, purchase and assignment
of shares to third parties (mem-
bers may have the right of first
refusal for the sale of the shares,

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009, PAGE 3B



NIB increasing its prosecution of employers

@ By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter

THE National Insurance
Board (NIB) has initiated “an
increased amount of prosecu-
tions” of business owners who

Multi-billion project
in Freeport switch

FROM page 1B

ping malls across the US;
Baglioni Hotels; and Atlantic
Marina Holdings as the marina
operator.

The developers and their
partners are all understood to
be willing to invest $265 million
in total equity into the project,
with UBS’s investment banking
arm offering to provide a $500
million credit facility.

The Bahamas Golden Beach
Development Company project
was projected to create just
under 3,000 construction jobs
at peak build-out, with a‘total
annual wage bill of over $143
million.

When full operation of the
resort complex began, more
than 3,000 permanent jobs were
forecast to be created, with.the
first phase build-out involving
2,400 roonis. :



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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT. 2000
No. 45 of 2000 |

In Voluntary Liquidation |

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, (No. 45 of 2000),
SHELBER INVESTMENTS LIMITED, is in dissolution.
Continental Liquidators Inc. is the Liquidator and can be
contacted at Ciudad Radial, Calle 4a #1836, Juan Diiz, City
of Panama, Republic of Panama. All persons having claims
against the above-named company are required to send their
names, addresses. and particulars of their debts or claims to the

Liquidator before 10th day of March, 2009.

have failed to make statutory
contributions on behalf of
employees, its director told Tri-
bune Business yesterday, while
many other companies are still
being investigated for the same.

Algernon Cargill told Tribune
Business that NIB now has 70
inspectors who track the pay-
ment of contributions by
employers. The ratio of inspec-
tors to businesses, according to

Mr Cargill, is roughly one per

400 firms. “They focus on col-
lecting contributions,” he said.
Mr Cargill confirmed that
NIB will not close its eyes to
employers who have not made
arrangements to settle their
arrears. “The NIB Act allows us
to prosecute criminally,” he said

Tribune Business has learned
that many high-profile business-
es are under investigation for

_failing to pay NIB contributions

on behalf of their employees,
and some owners have recently
been prosecuted and incarcer-
ated. More arrest warrants have
been issued for individuals who
continue to be delinquent and
unresponsive to NIB.

Often, companies that deduct
NIB contributions from employ-
ee salaries but do noy pay them,
instead use the funds as working
capital to meet operational and
ordinary working expenses.

Shortly before the New Year,
Mr Cargill announced that more

















than 300 delinquent businesses
had been recommended for
prosecution, and he expected
that number to increase this
year.

That announcement came
after businesses were given a
three-and-ahalf month “amnesty
period” during which those
known to be delinquent in their
contributions were permitted to
come in and pay off their arrears
without interest added.

According to Mr Cargill,
many businesses came forward
to do the right thing. “Some
businesses stepped forward and
honoured their commitments to
pay NIB contributions, and NIB
is in the process of working with
these businesses to finalise pay-
ment arrangements or, alterna-

tively, see the avenues available

to us to ensure collections of the
contributions,” he said.
He added that NIB’s first

action is to try to work out pay- -

ment arrangements for those

‘who have fallen into arrears. But

some businesses, he said, “just
don’t want to pay”.
“We will not. close our eyes to

‘delinquent employers,” said Mr

Cargill. “We will follow through
on every arrears we’re made
aware of. These are essentially
businesses that failed to coop-
erate either in terms of produc-
ing the records and/or paying.”

Mr Cargill said contributions
made by employees, by way of a
deduction from their pay
cheques, represents 40 per cent
of the total contribution made
to NIB..

When employers deduct the
NIB contributions, it can amount
to as much as $59 per month or
$708 per year.

Mr Cargill said employers
who fall into arrears are made to
pay at least their employee’s
portion. NIB, he said, despite an
employer’s failure to make con-
tributions, will not deny an
employee benefits.

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Robin Hood profits grow ‘three-fold’

FROM page 1B

casts last year, because of what
was going on in the world, but
right now we're within 4-5 per-
centage points of what we fore-
casted,” Mr Schaefer told Tri-
bune Business.

“Business-wise, our sales are
up 85 per cent over last year.
We were hoping for 100 per
cent; but the previous year we
had good sales, because we
extended the Christmas pro-
motion.’

While sales comparisons
year-over-year are relatively
meaningless currently for Robin
Hood, since its expanded for-
mat was not trading then, hav-
ing opened later in the year, Mr
Schaefer added: “Our profit
comparison was almost three
times the amount for January.”

Some 55,000 customers
passed through Robin Hood.in
January, Mr Schaefer said, fol-
lowing the 100,000 who passed

through in the run- up to Christ-:

mas.

Machinery & Energy Limited Caterpillar dealer in the-
Bahamas are seeking a candidate to work as a

Parts Supervisor, at our Freeport Office - Branch.

The Candidate should have the following requirements:
Have 5-7 years experience with the Caterpillar or
similar Product.Line, have worked in a Caterpillar

dealership or a similar Organization;

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Have training in Ordering and Receiving Parts

Importation;

Be able to Audit Parts Inventory; Cyclic Count

. Procedure;

Degree from an accredited University would be an

asset;

Must be able to manager and motivate staff in the

Parts Department;

Must have experience in process statistical control in
planning, programming and control of Caterpillar
industrial parts and Warehouse production process; .
Able to manage major components interchange
process; Hoses assembling process.

This candidate is required to be a professional who
thrives on the challenge of Managing Parts Inventory
and all other operational procedures within the Parts

Warehouse.

Send complete resume with education and work

experience to:

M&ELimited, |
P. O. Box N-3238,
Nassau Bahamas,

Attention: Office Administrator, or email .

me@me-lid.com.

NOTE: Only persons heinad interviewed for this

position will be contacted.

cs

Robin Hood is set to use a
combination of promotions,
marketing events and new prod-
uct offerings, combined with its
traditional reputation for low
prices and value, to keep entic-
ing-consumer traffic into its
stores as the economy contracts.

Acknowledging that he was
concerned about Baha Mar’s
decision to close its hotels for

two months this summer, and -

the overall hotel industry per-
formance, given that the sector
accounted for a huge chunk of

Robin Hood’s customer base,
Mr Schaefer said the retailer
was due to open a liquor store
and its sushi bar within the next
two weeks.

The health and beauty
department was due to be
extended by 50 per cent, Mr
Schaefer added, to meet cus-
tomer demand, while the furni-
ture department was also due
to be refurbished in 2009.

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IN THE ESTATE OF RODNEY
THOMPSON late of Adelaide

- Village in the Western 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 27" day of February, A.D. 2009,
after which date the Executors will proceed to
distribute the estate having regard only to the
claims of which they 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.

Dated the 10 day of February, A.D. 2009.

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

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tions, had already opened, and
Robin Hood was “looking at
also opening a jewellery and
women’s boutique.’

“The women’s boutique
could be opened in the next six
weeks,”.said Mr Schaefer. “The
gourmet and deli section is
being completely revamped.”
A juice bar and olive bar are
also on the menu, as is an Ital-
ian food festival scheduled for
the end of February.

. Different food festivals were
planned for each month, said

Mr Schaefer, adding that store.

owners had to “put on a dog
and pony show as well as retail”
to keep customers coming in.
Taking a leaf out of US
restaurant chain Denny’s book,

Mr Schaefer said that starting:

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next Wednesday, from 8-10am,
Robin Hood would offer free
breakfasts to customers. The
initiative might be expanded if it
proves successful, he added.

And this Friday, Robin Hood
will launch its bus service, pro-
viding 10 buses on route 22 to
bring customers to its store.

“What we’re doing with the
route is, if you spend $20 or
more here, we’ll pay for your
bus fare here and the ride
home,” Mr Schaefer explained.

Robin Hood, though, is yet
to reach its goal of 24-hour
opening, seven days per week.
Currently, it is open from 8am
to 8pm on Mondays to Wednes-
days; 8am to 9pm on Thursdays,
Fridays and Saturdays, and 8am
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We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Account Executive

to join our Group & Health Benefits team. Reporting to the Director, Group
& Health Benefits Department, the successful candidate must possess tne
skills and knowledge to successfully manage existing Group accounts and
ensure continued growth and retention of the Group portfolio.

Specific duties:

Management of existing Group accounts to ensure continued con and

retention.

Attracting New Business opportunities through effective piessitaton of

our Group products. .

Maintain high level of customer satisfaction to Group clients by effectively
resolving issues and explaining changes or enhancements to Group

products.

Qualifications:

Strong negotiation skills.

Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
Excellent presentation skills.

Ability to work independently.

Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

3-5 years Group Health Insurance Industry experience essential
Marketing and/or Sales experience preferred.

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Have exceptional follow through ability.
Possess time management skills to ensure ‘comtortebls working
relationship with customers to meet project requirements and deadlines.

Be dependable, organized, and detail oriented. .

To apply:

Send electronic resumé to careers@colinaimperial.com +

Manager, Human Resources

308 East Bay Street
P.O. Box N-4728
Nassau, Bahamas

! Applications must be received by February 16, 2009
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009, PAGE 5B



Over 100 to attend private banking seminar

More than 100 international
speakers and attendees from
top tier private banks, rising
boutique firms and family office
will attend the Private Banking
World 2009 conference, which
takes place from February 23-
26, 2009, at the Atlantis resort
on Paradise Island.

Wendy Warren, the Bahamas
Financial Services Board’s
(BFSB) chief executive and
executive director, said: “The
conference has been sponsored
as a way to bring international
gatekeepers to our shores, to
best experience the Bahamas.

“Business referrals, refer-
ences and relationships are sig-
nificantly increased when we
host international business dri-
vers here, and they interact with
all levels of the Government,
regulators and the private sec-
tor”.

The -onference, of which.

BFSB is the title sponsor, pre-
sents an opportunity to expand
and reinforce business net-

works, and to demonstrate the
strength of the Bahamian finan-
cial services community.

Jan Mezulanik, chairman of
the Association of Internation-
al Banks & Trust Companies
(AIBT), also title sponsors of
the conference, urged all
bankers, trust professionals,
asset managers and profession-
al service providers to take
advantage of professional devel-
opment and networking oppor-
tunities presented over the four
days of Private Banking World
Bahamas.

Keynote presentations will be
given by Ian Fair, deputy chair-
man, Butterfield Bank,
Bahamas; Andrew Mehalko,
chief investment officer, Gen-
Spring Family Offices; Gerard
Aquilina, vice-chairman, Bar-
clay’s Wealth; and Charles
Lowenhaupt, chief executive,
Lowenhaupt Global Advisors.

Some of the other presenta-_
_ tions and speakers include:

Dr. Steen. Ehlern, managing

director, Ferguson Partners
Family Office, Switzerland; Car-
ol Pepper, chief executive &
founder, Pepper International;
Michael Cole, executive vice-
president and national director,
Wells Fargo Family Wealth
Group; and Juan Constantino
Martinez will be part of a panel
discussion on The Rise of Bou-
tiques and multi-family offices,
and the Changing Face of Large
Institutions

Stephen McCarthy, Senior

Vice President, KCG Capital,

U.S.; Steve Braverman, Presi-
dent, Harris my CFO, U.S. and

Bruce Weatherhill, CEO, Bruce -

Weatherhill Executive Con-
sulting, UK will have a panel
discussion on The Art of
Advice and Building Trust.
Gregor Bienz, chief executive

_and head of private banking,

Bank Frey & C, and Sam Luft,
executive vice-president, head

‘of investment management,

Credit Agricole Suisse

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Opportunities for Successful
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mission of the Bahamas; James -

Smith, former Governor, Cen-
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A Vacancy exists in the Corporation for an Internal Auditor in the Internal Audit Department.
Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to the following:

* Produces audit programs and submit the same for approval of the Chief Internal Auditor
* Conducts complete risk assessment for areas being audited
* Conducts financial, operational and ITS audit assignments in accordance with established audit programs.
* This.involves a complete assessment of the systems of internal control, risk exposures and the efficiency.
effectiveness and economic use of resources to achieve management objectives
* Produces audit reports on audit concerns, their causes, effects and the audit recommendations in”
"accordance with the IIA Standards
* Conducts some audit investigations, evaluate findings and produce investigation reports: exercising
the IA’s ethical standards e.g., confidentiality, etc.
* Conducts reviews of budgetary systems (including variances analysis), policies, manpower efficiency

* Produces audit reports and submit the same to the Chief Internal Auditor for review and release
to management and the Audit Committee :
* Assembles audit files and conducts cursory reviews of audit files produced by the Assistant Internal

© Trains, coaches and direct the activities of the Audit Clerks, and offers general supervision and technical
support to the Assistant Internal Auditor(s)
* Conducts corporate research, and investigations on vendors and conducts fraud investigations. ieeducins

* Assist the AGM/Chief Internal Auditor in the annual audit planning exercise and offer direct assistance on
* Conduct audits in conjunction with the External Auditors and produce working papers for the External

* Conducts stock taking observation exercises, Family Island audits and special assignments

.. CA, CPA,), in addition completing the CIA would be highly

¢ Understand and apply Internal Audit Standards and International Accounting Standards
* Good investigative, interviewing and analytical skills

* Knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel computer programs. Also knowledge of audit software and a
good working knowledge of the ITE system are required

* Good knowledge of the Corporation’s operating policies, systems and procedures

* Management and supervision skills :

¢A minimum of 5 years experience

Interested persons should apply by completing and returning an Application Form to: The Manager-Human
Resources & Training Department, Bahamas Electricity Corporation, Blue Hill & Tucker, P. O. Box

N-7509 Nassau Bahamas on or before: February 24, 2009,


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RECESSION, from 2B

for instance), indemnification,
the transmission of shares to
beneficiaries, general beneficia-
ry rights, and legal and contrac-
tual obligations and responsi-
bilities of shareholders/mem-
bers, to each other and the com-

pany.

As a privately-owned, mid-sized Bahamian
Company and the authorized Caterpillar
dealer in the Bahamas; M&E Ltd. is presently
‘seeking Certified Caterpillar Technicians
with Mechanical and Electrical experiences,
along with proof of academic and practical
expertise.

How should an investment
club operate?

After their initial/start-up con-
tribution, members normally
pay a monthly contribution of
an amount determined by the
investment club.

This money is pooled togeth-
er, and deposited to a broker-
age/investment account for the
purpose of making investments
in stocks, bonds, investment
funds and real estate, and/or a
separate operations account for
the club’s operational and
administrative ‘expenses,
depending upon the division of
the members’ contributions.

Once members pay: their
monthly contributions, they are
not allowed to withdraw these
funds within a prescribed time

These candidates should be
professionals who thrive on the challenge of
developing outstanding customer relations
and service excellence.

Send.complete resume with education and
work experience to:

M & E Limited, P. O. Box N-3238, Nassau
Bahamas, Attention: Office Administrator,

or email me@me-Itd.com .

Only persons being interviewed for this
position will be contacted.



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Harbour Bay
Shopping Centre

Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Manager, Credit Risk Management,
P.O. Box N-7518,
. ‘ Nassau, The Bahamas
to reach us on or before February 12, 2009
For further eee pee contact: 356-1608; 356-1 685 or 502- 0929



BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION —
VACANCY NOTICE .



ASSISTANT INTERNALAUDITOR
INTERNAL AUDIT DEPARTMENT

Vacancy exists in the Corporation for an Assistant Internal Auditor in the Internal Audit
Department.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

° Works unsupervised, and attends weekly meeting with the AGM/Chief
Internal Auditor

* Consults with the Intérnal Auditor or AGM/Chief Internal Auditor to resolve queries or

obtain guidance on audit assignments

* Develops audit programs for conducting audits, from the planning to reporting
stages for approval by the AGM/Chief Internal Auditor _

* Conduct financial, operational and ITS audits at Head Office and the Family
Islands Operations

* Provides feedback on Audit Clerks in the preliminary performance evaluation
for them

* Coaches, supervises, and assists in the training of Audit Clerks

* Collects information and updating continuous audit monitors on plants and Eammnly
Island branches and produce regular reports

* Assists, External Auditors in the preparation of work papers for the annual,
audit exercise

Job ib Regiuivemients include:

° Bachelor degree in Accounting or other closely related discipline

* Completion of a professional certification (ACCA, CA, CPA or the CIA)

° Understand Internal Audit Standards and Procedures, and International
Accounting Standards

* Good investigative, interviewing, problem solving and analytical skills

¢ Excellent written and verbal communication skills

: * Knowledge of intemal controls, operational audit techniques 'as well as the a
. to identify and assess risks

* Good knowledge of the Corporation’s operating policies, systems and procedures

¢ The ability to assess and evaluate the Corporation systems of internal control

¢ The ability to conduct some risk analysis for major areas within the Corporation

* The ability to conduct financial, operational and ITS audits and investigations
and exercise strict audit code of ethics (e.g. confidentiality)

* Ability to lead, supervise and training audit clerks

* A minimum of 3-5 years experience

Interested persons should apply by completing and returning an Application Form to:
The Manager-Human Resources & Training Department, Bahamas Electricity
Corporation, Blue Hill & Tucker, P. O. Box N-7509 Nassau Bahamas on or before:

February 24, 2009.



without incurring some penalty

cy is designed to create a disin-
centive for members’ ‘transac-
tional financial practices’, and
restrict members from con-
stantly or prematurely with-
drawing funds from the club.
This allows the club to meet its
administrative and operational
expenses, and achieve its invest-
ment goals and objectives with-
out delay or interruption.
Investment clubs make invest-
ments in various securities, real
estate and investment funds, in
accordance with its established
investment philosophy, objec-
tives, corporate decision-mak-

" ing and risk appetite. The invest-

ments also have to come within
the parameters of its bylaws,

_ Articles of Association and

Shareholders’ Agreement.
In addition to a Sharehold-

ers’.Agreement, it is also rec-

ommended that members sign
a Confidentiality/Non-Disclo-
sure Agreement and, in some
instances, a Non-Competition
Agreement, in order to preserve
and protect the investment
club’s trade secrets, investment
strategies, prospects, current or

pending investment transac- .

tions, and the personal and
financial information of its
members. Alternatively, these

' safeguards may also be included
in the provisions of the club’s

Articles of Association and/or

- its Shareholders’ Agreement.

Members normally meet reg-
ularly each month at a set date,
time and venue, and the invest-
ment club meeting often

involves discussion and decision- .

making on the club’s adminis-
tration and operation, strategy,
research, the performance and

_ profitability of its investments,

members’ responsibilities and
accountability,'and investment
projects. It also incorporates an
education and training pro-
gramme on the basics of invest-
ing, investment products and
services, insurance and financial

and estate planning.

General Considerations

for Investment Clubs

In deciding whether to organ-
ise, establish or join an invest-
ment club, here are some gen-
eral considerations for a poten-
tial member:

* The existing or potential .
members of a club and the-

knowledge, expertise, experi-
ence or overall value they bring
or will bring to the club.

* Size of the club and the
quality of its leadership, vision
and focus

* The investment philosophy,
strategy, objectives, goals and
risk appetite of the investment
club, and the members’ legal
and corporate responsibilities
and obligations to the invest-
ment club/company and each
other.

* The investment club’s com-
pliance with local laws and reg-
ulations

* The investment club’s
bylaws, Articles of Association,

Shareholders Agreement, Con- _

fidentiality and Non-Competi-

tion Agreements.

* The format, frequency,

-member participation, and deci-

sion-making policies and proce-
dures of the investment club’s
meetings

. /* The types of investments

currently held by the investment

_club or the types of investments
it wishes to make, and the com-

mercial rationale for such invest-
ments.

* Members’ monthly contri-
bution amount, early withdraw-

_al policy and penalties, and oth-

er restrictions and guidelines
- * The investment club’s divi-
dend policy and payout Proce-
dure

* The investment club’s edu-
cation and training programme
and strategy

* The performance of the
investment club’s investments,

COUNTRY: The Bahamas
PROJECT NAME: Legal and Regulatory Framework Update
SECTOR: Water & Sanitation

its profitability, financial track
record (and record-keeping),
and the overall return on its
investments

* The investment club’s suc-
cession plan

* The investment club’s loan
policy

* The investment clubs mem-
ber emergency assistance plan
for unforeseen or unplanned
financial hardship, job loss or
disruption of business

* The investment club’s key
man, indemnity, or directors and
officers insurance provision and
protection.

To the individual or group of
individuals who wishes to be
creative, innovative and empow-
ered in these challenging eco-
nomic times, and still beat the
odds, an investment club is a
worthwhile opportunity.

Its viability and success are
built on the collaborative effort
and energies of like-minded
individuals, working and learn-
ing together, while preserving
their financial future and col-
lectively investing in their econ-
omy

© 2009. Tyrone L.E. Fitzger-
ald. All rights reserved.

NB: The information con-
tained in this article does not
constitute nor is it a substitute

_ for legal advice. Persons reading

this article and/or column, gen-
erally, are encouraged to seek
the relevant legal advice and
assistance regarding issues that
may affect them and may relate
to the information presented.
Tyrone L. E. Fitzgerald is an
attorney. with Fitzgerald &
Fitzgerald. Should you have any
comments regarding this article,
you may contact Mr Fitzgerald
at Suite 212, Lagoon Court
Building, Olde Towne Mall at
Sandyport, West Bay St., P. O.
Box CB-11173, Nassau,
Bahamas or at tyrone@tle-
Seo com

‘REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CONSULTING

SERVICES

IDB-Netherlands Water Partnership Program wey

Project No. N/A

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), subject to approval -of financing
under:.its IDB-Netherlands. Water Partnership Program (INWAP), intends to
apply the proceeds to payments for the updating the Legal and pee
Framework of the water and sanitation sector of The Bahamas.

The ‘services include the preparation of an updated legislative framework for
the water and sanitation sector of The Bahamas and contribute to: (i) the
environmental sustainability of the water resources of the Bahamas; and (ii)
the economic sustainability the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC).
The ‘expected outcome is a legislative framework document, including
draft bills (legislation) that would be presented to Cabinet for its approval,-
passage through Parliament and adoption as law. The consultants will prepare
recommendations for required legal and regulatory reform including definition
of the agency responsible for enforcement and the corresponding resources
required, and fee structure for water resources management. The ‘consultants
will also prepare recommendations for fee structure for the Public Utilities
Commission (PUC) ‘as the regulator of the water and sanitation .service
providers and propose a process for the PUC to regulate the water sector
— pricing, and quality of the service. The estimated duration is 6 months and the
_ place to render the services is The Bahamas.

The Inter-American Development Bank now invites eligible consultants to
indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must
provide information establishing that they are qualified to perform the services
(brochures, description of similar assignments, experience’ in similar conditions,
availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may, associate to
enhance their qualifications.

Consultants will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the
Inter-American Development Bank: Policies for the Selection and Contracting of
Consultants financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (current edition)
and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the policies. The method to be
used for this procurement is Quality- and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS).



Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during
office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. local time.

Expressions of interest must be delivered via mail services or e-mail at the address
indicated below by 5:00 p.m. on February 27, 2009.

Inter-American Development Bank

Water & Sanitation Division

Attn: Evan Cayetano

Water and Sanitation Specialist (In charge of WSA projects in The Bahamas)
6" Floor, Dyoll Building

Kingston 5, Jamaica

. Tel: 1-876-764-0815 (ex. 0823)

Fax: 1-876-926-2898
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ECONOMY, from 2B

does now,” Dr Rodgers said.
“I’m not sure how much gov-
ernment debt has been retired,
because we keep rolling it over.”

He added that unlike most
other countries, which had aban-
doned fixed exchange rates and
exchange controls as far back as
the 1970s, the Bahamas had
“never moved with the times”.
This, and a “stringent” Immi-
gration policy, had prevented
the Bahamian economy from

developing to its full potential.

Besides using exchange con-
trols to support the one:one peg
with the US dollar, Dr Rodgers
said the regime had also been a
useful form of social control for
politicians, as it controlled the
flow of funds in and out of the
Bahamas.

“If you are a Bahamian today,
you can’t invest freely. abroad,
as you have to pay an invest-
ment currency premium that has
come down from 25 per cent to
12.5 per cent,” Dr Rodgers said.

“That prevents people from
getting the best return on their

money. You have to essentially
invest it in the Bahamas, and the
range of opportunities out there
in the world today is better than
in the Bahamas now, today and
in the future.”

The exchange controls also
prevented Bahamians from
accessing cheaper sources of cap-
ital from abroad, making them
solely reliant on the commercial
banks. This, Dr Rodgers said,
placed Bahamians at a disad-
vantage when compared to for-
eign counterparts who could
access private equity funds and
venture capital funds. :

VICE PRINCIPAL NEEDED |

The Anglican Central Education Authority invites applications from qualified
Bahamians for position of VICE PRINCIPAL of St. Anne’s School Preparatory
Department beginning September 2009.

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

computer literate.

Key job functions and responsibilities include:

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

Scheduling: (Timetables; examinatio
Assisting with discipline

Assisting with supervision of academic programme
- Assisting with;Curriculum Development é
Administration of School and External examinations

Oversee Inventory
Oversee Requisitions

ns, invigilations)

Share responsibility for sustaining culture of excellence throughout the school

‘Share respénsibility for providing ac

teamwork.

L

limate that fully develop the concept of

Application forms are available from the‘Anglican Diocese office on Sands Road
off East Street. The completed application together with a cover letter, statement
of educational philosophy and recent photograph must be sent to:

THE DIRECTOR OF Z£DUCATION
ANGLICAN CENTRAL EDUCATION AUTHORITY

P.O. BOX N-656
NASSAU, BAHAMAS

The Deadline for Applications is Friday, February 20th, 2009




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ee eS
BEC cash flow ‘deteriorating’

FROM page 1B

J agencies, said the IDB, to make

“more rational and efficient
investment decisions. Another
beneficiary will be BEC, which
will have an optimal financial
and investment plan to help
them achieve financial and oper-
ational sustainability, while
exploring alternatives for an
expansion plan including renew-
able energy, waste-to-energy and
natural gas”.

The IDB added that the major
risk to the project came if oil
prices dropped significantly or
remained at their current levels,
causing momentum to be lost
and the switch to renewable
energy to be abandoned. '

- “However, the Bahamian gov-
ernment considers sustainable
energy as a way to hedge against
volatile oil prices,” the IDB
added. “The [project] will allow
a more accurate calculation of
how to mitigate the technical
and financial losses of BEC, and
will help quantify the invest-
ments required by the Govern-
ment of the Bahamas in the
areas of renewable energy, waste
to energy and natural’ gas, to
help reduce the dependency on
fossil fuels.

“The adoption of renewable

energy and waste-to-energy are ~
_ among the top priorities of the

central government and have
been sufficiently addressed, and
their ye underscored,

ee
NAD

Nassau Airport’

Development Company

REQUEST FOR

in the country’s energy policy.”
A document on the IDB’s
complementary project, Pro-

‘\moting Sustainable Energy in

the Bahamas, which has also
been obtained by Tribune Busi-
ness, found that the Bahamas
uses some 26,000 barrels of

imported petroleum products °

per day to meet its energy needs.
In 2005, this translated into
the importation of some 6.3 mil-
lion barrels of petroleum fuel
products to meet the Bahamas’
domestic energy needs.

Power
BEC, which supplies power to

the 85 per cent of the popula-

tion who do not live in Grand
Bahama, does so through 29
operating plants - 28 diesel
engine stations, and one gas tur-
bine - which together have a
maximum capacity of 438
megawatts (MW).

Electricity demand in the
Bahamas is rising at a rate of 3-
4 per cent per year, the IDB
said, and this nation’s almost-
total dependence on fossil fuels
was underlined by the fact 68
per cent of energy needs came
from Heavy Fuel Oil.

“The increase in the cost of
oil, coupled with the increased
national demand for energy, has
created a huge economic bur-
den for the Caribbean in gener-
al, and in particular to the
Bahamas,” the IDB said.

Adopting renewable energy,

Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) seeks a
Qualified Environmental Monitor for Stage 1 of the LPIA
Expansion Project. The scope of services includes:

¢ Review and approve contractors’ environmental plans;

¢ Develop inspection check lists and inspect the work of
contractors for compliance to environmental plans;
Facilitate and communicate with regulatory authorities on
behalf of the Project on environmental issues; and

* . Prepare weekly and monthly reports.

Interested proponents must be qualified, familiar with local
regulatory laws and agencies and familiar with International
"Best Practices (Equator Principles, IFC Standards).

Request For Proposal Packages will be available for pick up
after 1:00 pm, on Thursday, February 12th, 2009.

Request for Proposal closing is Thursday, March 5th, 2009 at

3:00pm Bahamas Time.

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IN THE ESTATE OF SYLVIA
WATKINS late of #7 Sunderland
Road, Stapledon Gardens in the
Western District of the Island of

New Providence,

deceased.

Bahamas,

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 25" day of February, A.D. 2009,
after which date the Executors will proceed to
distribute the estate having regard only to the
claims of which they 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.

Dated the 10" day of February, A.D. 2009.

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



the report added, would reduce
fossil fuel imports and the drain
on external reserves, enhance
Bahamian energy security and
reduce carbon emissions and
environmental impacts.

“The latter is especially impor-
tant given that the annual aver-
age emission of 6.7 tons of car-
bon dioxide per person makes
the Bahamas among the highest
per capita emitters of green-
house gasses in the world,” the
IDB added.

“This could generate an inter-
esting potential to sell carbon
emission-reductions through the
Clean Development Mechanism
(CDM) developed under the
Kyoto Protocol.”

When it came to energy effi-
ciency, the IDB said Barbados
saved on the annual importation

- of 130,000 barrels of oil through

the use of solar water heaters.
This contrasted sharply with the
fact that 90 per cent of Bahami-
an households used electrical
water heaters.

Hotel, government and house-
hold energy audits were also set
to be conducted to enhance
energy efficiency as part of the
IDB’s project, along with a
review of regulations and build-
ing codes. The import tariff
regime was also set to be’
assessed.

To determine the feasibility
and potential wind power held
for supplying Family Island com-.
munities, the IDB study will
implement a pilot monitoring
project in the eastern Bahamas,
probably Cat Island, to gather
essential data. ,

Feasibility studies will also be
undertaken to determine bioen-
ergy projects that could be
developed on land parcels more
than 4,000 acres in size, and yield
more than 20 tons per acre.

Commission

aids probe,
arrest of |
Bahamas

resident
FROM page 1B

price and volume of a particular

- stock in order to later sell that

stock at an artificially inflated

' price. Generally, the perpetra-

tors of a pump and dump
scheme obtain control over a
substantial portion of free trad-

- ing shares.”

Once this is achieved, the mas-
terminds behind such schemes

‘co-ordinate trading of the shares

to create the illusion that there is
far more market demand and
activity than in reality. Then,
false and misleading promo-
tional materials are disseminated
to the market, enticing unsus-
pecting investors to purchase
what is. portrayed as a highly-
regarded stock.

Having pumped the price
thus, the perpetrators than

‘. ‘dump’ their shares by selling

huge volumes to the unsuspect-
ing investors. They often use
nominee companies to hide their
controlling ownership of the
stock and, once it is dumped, it
usually plummets in value, caus-
ing huge losses for investors.

In this particular episode, the
US attorney’s office alleged that
Bahamas resident Sheptycki was

responsible for ‘pumping’ the

stock price of National Storm
Management Group and Deep
Rock Oil & Gas by sending out
“fax blasts” of false promotion-
al material to unsuspecting
investors.

Sheptycki was allegedly paid
$50,000 by Gordon for his work:
in pumping National Storm
Management Group’s stock
price on September 2, 2005.

He allegedly received a fur-
ther $112,500 from Gordon on
September 19, 2005, for the fax
blasts promoting Deep Rock Oil
& Gas.

Then, on December 13, 2005,
Sheptycki received 1.25 million
shares in Global Beverages to
pay for the efforts to pump this
stock.

Sheptycki was then alleged to
have earned $48,000 from selling
Deep Rock Oil & Gas shares in
a series of sales that took place
between September 14, 2005,
and September 16, 2005.

Tribune Business previously
reported that in 2006, the US
courts had ordered Sheptycki to
respond to an SEC subpoena
seeking information on the
scheme and the “production
and/or: mass dissemination of
faxes”.

The Canadian had argued that
the SEC “had no jurisdiction
over him because he was a resi-
dent of Nassau, Bahamas.

“After the SEC produced evi-
dence to the contrary, Sheptycki
agreed to the entry of a stipu-
lated Order requiring his com-
pliance with the SEC’s subpoe-
na.”


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

All that peice parcel or lot of land having an area of 10,000, sq. ft being lots # 26 & 27 situated in the r.d. woods development in the township
of gregory town, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The: Bahamas. this site encompasses three structures
which Is approximately 9 yrs old: there is an efficiency block and two duplex apartments. the two duplex buildings consist of approximately
3,288.46 sq. ft of enclosed living space, with 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living room, dining room and kitchen in one. the efficiency apartment
SSE 1 consist of approximately 281.40:sq. ft. of enclosed living space, with 1-bedroom, 1-bath and kitchen, there is also a wooden washhouse
adjourning the efficiency with an area of 49 sq. ft each apartment unit could be rented at $800 per month and the efficiency at $400, all utilities and services available in this area.

THE TRIBUNE,
February 12, 2009








APPRAISAL: $370,333.00

This property is situated on a quarry based road reservation known as woods terrace.
Lot No. 195, Golden Gates #1
¢

All that lot of land having an area of approximately 6,000 sq ft, being
lot #195 of the subdivision known as Golden Gates. The said
subdivision situated in the western district of New Providence,
Bahamas. Located on the subject property is an approximately
22yrs old single storied duplex apartment building consisting of
approximately 1,330 sq.ft of enclosed living space with each unit
containing 2-bedrooms with closets, 1-bath, living, dining rooms
& kitchen. the land is on a grade & level; however the site appears
to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds contain



flowering & fruit trees & are landscaped.
Appraisal: $162,484.00

Traveling south on Blue Hill Road take the 1st left after the traffic light at Carmichael Road (Lobster Ave), go all the
way to the end before pave road ends; subject property will be the last apartment building on the left side of the road
painted white trimmed pink.

Lot No. 186, Coral Harbour Waterways, Coral Harbour

All that lot of land having an area of 12,150 sq ft, being lot # 186,
of the subdivision known as Coral Harbour Waterways, situated in
the western district of New Providence. Located on this property

ft. of enclosed living space consisting of 3-bedrooms with closets,
2 bathrooms, kitchen, living, dining, family & utility rooms with office
(loft), the residence is also equipped with 2-car garage with electronic
doors the land is on a grade and level; the site appears to be
sufficiently elevated to disallow.the possibility of flooding during

Appraisal: $427,726.80



heavy rainy periods.

Take coral harbour road from the round about, head straight toward the canal, take about the 3rd right, hopkins drive. _

the subject property will be the 1st house on the right side painted all white.

EXUMA LOT NO. 1652, BAHAMA SOUND SECTION 3

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of approximately 5,000
sq ft, being lot 1652, situated in a registered subdivision known as Bahama
Sound of Exuma section 3, the said subdivision situated approximately 2
miles southeast of George Town. Situated on this property is 2. yrs. old
single family two storey building consisting of 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms,

enclosed living space. the building is structurally sound and is generally
in good condition. however the exterior section of the building is in need
of painting. the lot is square in shape on elevation of approximately.15 ft
‘above sea level. no adverse. site, conditions were noted.

APPRAISAL: $185,636.50



. property located on the northeastern side of the old airport road about 2
miles south east of the settlement of George Town. Painted pink trimmed white.

_ DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)

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

Allotment parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front
Street, being just under a quarter acre in size and
on the lowside. A concrete block structure, with
asphalt shingle roof and L-shape in design with a
total length of 70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft., 2,920 sq.
ft., the interior walls are concrete blocks, ceiling is
sheet rock and the floors of vinyl tiles.

Appraisal: $150,000.00



Lot No. 10796, Bahama Sound, Ocean Addition East ©

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of
approximately 9,800 sq ft, being lot 10796, situated in Bahama
Sound Ocean Addition East Subdivision the said subdivision
is situated near the settlement of Mt. Thompson & Farmers
Hill. Situated on this property is a one year old single family
residence of hardi-siding construction with living area of 2034
sq, ft. the building is elevated on concrete pilings & allows
view of the surrounding vistas. There is also a wrap around
; : balcony on three sides of the building. This building consists
of 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living/dining and kitchen. The building is structurally sound and is in good condition.

The property is partially landscaped.
Appraisal: $418,890.00



This property is located on Crestview Drive in Bahama Sound, Ocean Addition East, which is about 10 miles northwest

of George Town & about 3. miles. south of Emerald Bay. This building is painted white trimmed green.

’ ELEUTHERA - LOT NO. 90-D, LOWER BOGUE

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

Appraisal: $490,671.00



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



is a single family residence comprising of approximately 2,482 sq.





livingroom, diningroom:and kitchen, with approximately 1,250 sq. ft of ©



is a portion of one of the Dundas Town Crown.





Sandlewood Residence Apartment

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

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

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

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

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644
sq. ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section “E” in the subdivision
called and known as Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision,
situated in the vicinity of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the island
of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of
The Bahams. This site encompasses a two storey building

: which is approximately 14 yrs old and is abandoned. There
is a wooden landing approximately 7’-4” wide by 20’-0” on the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed
living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden
porch on the upper level is approximately 148sq. ft. There is also a water cistern under the dining room floor area.

. Allutilities and services available. -

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

Dorsetteville, Bamboo Town - Investment
Opportunity Must Sell Lot No. 51

All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being
lot.no. 51, of the subdivision known as Dorsetteville, the
“said subdivision situated in the southern district of New
~ Providence Bahamas. Located on the subject property ‘is
a structure comprising of an approximately 20yr old duplex
apartment comprising of approximately 1,641 sq. ft. of
enclosed living space which includes two 2-bedrooms, 1-
bath, kitchen, living & dining rooms units. and an
approximately 9yr old one bedroom .apartment building
comprising of 382 sq. ft. with bath, kitchen, living/dining
: ; room. the land is on a grade and level; the site appears
to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds
are fairly kept with improvements of concrete parking area & concrete walkways around the premises. The yard is
enclosed with chairied linked fencing at the sides and back. é :

‘ Appraisal: $202,225.40

Traveling south on East Street from Soldier Road, turn right at Porky’s Service Station Victoria Blvd]. Travel pass the
third corner on the left, the subject property will be the 9th on the left side. Painted green trim white.

SIR LYNDEN PINDLING ESTATES

All that lot of land having an area of 5000 sq ft, being
lot 2525/6 of the subdivision known as Sir Lynden
Pindling Estates, the said subdivision is situated
in the southeastern district of New Providence
Bahamas. This property is comprised of an
approximately 4 yrs old single family residence
\j consisting — of approximately 1,220 sq. ft of
=] enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-
bathrooms, living/dining room, kitchen and utility
room. the land is on a grade and level; however
the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to
disallow. the possibility of flooding during annual
; ; heavy rainy periods. the grounds are fairly kept, with
improvements including a walkway. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing.

Appraisal: $155,694.40
Traveling through Pinewood Gardens from East Street. go to the roundabout. heading north from the roundabout, ,
take the 2nd corner right heading east toward Sir Lynden Pindling Estates. After passing the convenience store,
take the 1st corner right and head toward the Charles Saunders Highway, the property is the 5th house on the left.

Lot No. 313, Kennedy Subdivision

All that lot of land being Lot No. 313, in the
subdivision known as Kennedy Subdivision situated
in the southern district of New Providence, Bahamas.
& having an area of approximately 4,158 sq. ft.
located on the subject property is an approximately
30 year old single family residence comprising of
-approximately 845 sq, ft of enclosed living space
consisting of 3-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, dining
& kitchen. The land is on a grade & level; however
the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to
dissallow the possiblity of flooding during heavy .
rainy periods

Appraisal: $109,398.00



Take the main entrance into Kennedy Subdivision from Soldier Road, travel all the way toward Pinewood Gardens,
the take the last corner right heading toward malcolm allotment the subject property will be the 5th house on the ,
left side of the street painted light green trimmed dark green.

VACANT PROPERTIES

i MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA :

“ All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft., and designated “E” which forms a portion of land
known as “Mutton Fish Point” situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island
of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:-
Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 393.13
hundredth ft.; outwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 402.57 hundredth ft;
eastwardly by the main Queen’s Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 hundredth ft; westwardly by
land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 hundredth ft. this
property having an area of approximately 44,714 sq. ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development
and is quiet, peaceful.and Has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

; . Wh ke APPRAISAL: $60,000.00

ISLAND HARBOUR BEACH, EXUMA

All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80’X 100’) sq. ft. being Lot No.9, Block 2, Island Harbour
Beach Subdivision situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma Bahamas. The
property is located on an unpaved road known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view

of the ocean.
Appraisal: $80,000.00

Lot.No. 14, South Ocean Beach
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land having an area of 1.148 acres, being lot #14 of the subdivision known
as South Ocean Beach, the said subdivision situated in the western district of New Providence Bahamas. This
property is zonned residential single family/multi family. The land is sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility
of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year.

: Appraisal: $247,000.00 a
Travelling west on Carmichael Road to Coral Harbour roundabout take 1st entrance. on the left, Coral Heights
west, the subject property is the 7th vacant lot on tHe right handside of Victor Road.



LOT NO. 10B, PALMETTO POINT

All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10B situated North of
Ingraham’s Pond and Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by Lot No. 3B ahd
running thereon for a distance of (90) ft; on the East by Lot No. 11B and running thereon for a distance of (100)
ft; on the south by a 20’ wide road reservation and running thereon (90) ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running

thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said Lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity of a white sandy
beach. This neighborhood is zoned residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of
approximately 50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area is approximately 80% developed

MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA : ae ; :
with all utilities and services available.

’ All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing 1 acre situated about two'miles northwestward of the settlement

_ of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is
bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwestwardly by the main Queens Highway ahd/is running thereon for a
distance of 125.462 feet northwestwardly by the land now of formerly the property jof Coridon Limited, and
running thereon for a distance of 390.274 hundredth ft.; southwestwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation and
running thereon for a distance of 128.128 hundredth ft; southeastwardly by the land now or formerly the property
of the Venor and running thereon for a distance of 322.955 hundredth ft. This property having an area of
approximately 44,847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial development and is quiet dnd peaceful
with a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

APPRAISAL: $60,000.00

This lot is vacant land and is located in the area known as “Mutton Fish Point”

meas conditions of sale and other information contact 326-1771 Ores



APPRAISAL: $83,250.00

; MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq. ft. and
designated “F” which forms a portion of land known as “Mutton Fish Point” situated about two miles northwestward
of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of
Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 hundredth ft; southwardly by land now or formerly
the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly by the
main Queen’s Highway and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. westwardly by land now or
formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this
neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of
approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,276.00


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MISCELLANEOUS PROPERTIES a,

Lot No. 6, Block 10, Millars Heights Subdivision Vy Crown Allotment No. 79, Murphy Town Abaco

All that lot of land having an area of approximately 7,500
sq ft, being lot 6, block 10, of the subdivision known
as Millars Heights, the said subdivision situated in the
southwestern district of New Providence and located
on the western side of East Avenue. Situated on the
property is an approximately 4yr old single story
residence with approximately 1,672 sq. ft. of enclosed
living space & consisting of 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms,
living/dining room, family room, kitchen, laundry room,
entry foyer, small entry porch & back patio. The land






10,000 sq ft, being a portion of the Murphy Town Crown
Allotment # 79. Located on this property is a single family
wooden structure, with hardi board siding & asphalt ‘
shingle roof |-shaped.with a projected area of 1,546 sq,
ft, plus a covered porch being 7/27ft & driveway of about
250 sq, ft this house is approximately 20 yrs old with 3-
bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, family room utility room & kitchen
He need . souls aionilen The walle - pele a of
‘ : sheetroc'! the floor of ceramic tiles the future life of
Is ona grade and level and rectangular in shape. this house is approximately 30 yrs. The land rises above

" Appraisal: $239,000.00 road level & about 25ft above sea level, with no likelihood of flooding in a hurricane.

Travelling west on Carmichael Road go pass bamboo shack, then turn left onto East Ave. after crossing - scale
High Street the subject property is the 3rd house on the right hand side of the road painted light blue Appraisal: $135,000.00
trimmed white.

All that parcel of land having an approximate area of
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MURPHY TOWN ABACO ‘

Alll that parcel of land having an approximate area of
9,000 sq ft, located on the above mentioned lot is a single
family wooden structure, 25ft by 40 ft with asphalt shingled
F| roof. This house is approximately 15 yr old and comprising
“| of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining area and
kitchen. This house is in need of some serious. repairs.
The future life of this house depends on the repairs that
will be carried out. Without repairs it is not more than
about 5 years. If upgrading and maintenance is carried
out it could be longer the land rises above road level, to
a height in excess of approximately 15ft above sea level,
with no likelihood of flooding in a hurricane.

HAMILTON’S, LONG ISLAND

All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements
situated in the settlement of Hamilton's in the Island
of Long Island, and comprising of approximately
13,547 sq. ft. and is elevated approximately 7-8 ft
above sea level. This site encompasses a 35yr
structure. A simple style home consisting of two
bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, living and dining
room. the home however is consisted of 2 separate
constructions; 613.60 sq. ft of concrete construction
and 624 sq. ft of wooden construction all amenities
are to the property such as electricity, water, cable
and telephone.

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Appraisal: $72,250.00

Appraisal: $67,000.00. e This house is located off the main Murphy Town Road about 150 ft to the Northeast of the corner and is painted
The property is accessed by the main Queen's Highway. blue trimmed white.

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Lot No. B-22 Rita Pugh Estates LOT LOCATED STELLA MARIS, LONG ISLAND

All that lot of land having an area of approximately 5,310
sq ft, being Lot B-22 of the subdivision known as Rita Pugh
Estates, the said subdivision situated in the eastern district
of New Providence Bahamas. Located on the subject
property is an approximately 3yr old single story residence
consisting of approximately 1,200 sq ft of enclosed living
space with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living, dining, kitchen
& utility room. The land is on a grade & level; however the
site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the
possibility of flooding. The property is enclosed with chain

, ‘linked fencing at the sides & back & have an incomplete
wall at the front. security bars, a wall unit air conditian & a split unit air condition system are attached
to the structure.








All that lot of land having an area of 30,000 sq
ft, more or less, having a 150 ft of road frontage
& running back 200 ft at its most is located
within the Stella Maris Subdivision in North Long
Island one of the Island of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas. Located on this property is a
6yr old split level residence consiting of
approximately 3,058 sq. ft. of enclosed living
space with 2-bedrooms, 2-bathroms, living,
dining & tv rooms, kitchen & breakfast room,
also a garage which serves as a laundry. room.
There is also attached to the home a 10,000
gallon rain water holding tank & 1,202 sq ft of



Appraisal: $175,466.30, tiled patio. ‘
Traveling Fox Hill Road off Prince Charles Drive heading north, take 1st corner on the left, go all the :
way pass fox dale entrance, & pass freddy munning estate. Continue all the way towards Saint . Appraisal: $658,000.00

BARRE aca ee ee Se eA Ne SE

Augustine, take last corner on the right & the subject property will be the 4th house on the right hand
side of the road. 7 ;

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(LOT NO. 62, LOWER BOGUE) ELEUTHERA Lot No. 4, Rocky Pine Road © B
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‘ : 1 All that lot of land having an area of 6,092 sq ft, being A
ecole ocala gia Baader a ere ee Lot #4 of the subdivision known.as Rocky Pine Road, =
being Nas 62, comprising of anein 34.210 sq. tt., this the said eubalvision aces in the shiglostt a eatin of i
site encompasses a 12 year old single.storney. home Hew: Fovidencs Fa ates od mh the 4 ies E
comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, front room property is an approximately Syr old single-storey duplex
dining, breakfast room kitchen and laundry room, with apartment consisting of approximately 1,800 sq it of :
a total living area of approximately 2,342.06. Property. Bee ee te See ees E
also includes a double car garage, and front entrance level howerer the site appears to be sufficient! cleveted Hl
) with a total sq. ft. of approximately 655.75. This home i te aPP : : y iH
is approximately 85% completed. The property is well to disallow the Soccer ot receding during ee heavy ff
\ landscaped with crab grass, fiascos and some fruit : Shon : rainy periods of the year. The property Isno Jan scaped. EB
EPS: eta Oa Het Fos Meee ti Tal Appraisal: $233,070.40. in ;
Appraisal: $240,198.00 ae Traveling west on Carmichael Road, turn through McKinney Ave & go all tie way to Rocky Pine Road.
: . Traveling on Rocky Pine Road the subject property will be on the 3rd corner on the left painted gray
This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the settlement of Lower Bogue. trimmed white. : :

Crown Allotment No. 48, Murphy Town Abaco

All,that parcel of land having an approximate area of 10,000 sq ft, being a portion of the Murphy Town Crown Allotment # 48. The.property is presently
occupied by a split-level building. The building is constructed with concrete & wood on the exterior with gypsum wallboard siding on the interior with asphalt
shingle roof. The building has a total area of 3,300 sq, ft, of floor space with exterior decking space. The building is being used as a multi unit apartment
containing 3-units, each comprising of 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living dining & kitchen, & a shop space utilized as a clothing store. The building appears
structurally sound & well kept-the property is partially landscaped & demonstrate upkeep. The property is well drained & does not present any visible dramage
challenges under normal conditions. : ;

: Appraisal: $338,500.00

The subject property is situated at forest drive, murphy town.



VACANT PROPERTIES

. Lot No. 184, Victoria Gardens



‘All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land having an area of 6,000 sq, ft, being lot #184 of the subdivision known as Victoria Gardens, the said subdivision situated in the western district of New Providence The
Bahamas. This property is zonned single family/mutti family. The land is flat & appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year.

Appraisal: $78,000.00



Travelling west on Carmichael Road turn right onto Gladstone Road then turn onto Victoria Gardens, take 1st go all the way through. The subject property will be about the 11th vacant lot on the right handside

of the road. .
BLACKWOOD, ABACO |
Lot No. 3, Block 8, Derby Subdivision Freeport All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and
best use. It is ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties
All that lot of land having an area of .26 acres, being Lot #3, Block 8, Unit 3, of the subdivision known within the community. The site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the
as Derby Subdivision, situate on the Island of Freeport, Grand Bahamas. property remains largely in its original state. It is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation .
intersperse with broad strands of mature Yellow Pine indigenous to the area. The property is well drained and
Appraisal: $65,000.00 represents no immediate flooding danger under normal conditions.
This property is located on Henny Terrace & about 500 yards from Casuarina Drive & 150 yards from ; APPRAISAL: $219,354.40
the Queens Highway. All service & utilities included. The subdivision is zonned as single family %
residential. ; The subject property is vacant and is situated at the Southeastern entrance of the Community of Blackwood,
3 “| Abaco. The property is undivided and comprises approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately
26 acres. ;
Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher Casuarina Point, Abaco

All that lot of land having an area of approximately 11,900 sq. ft. being Lot #23 of the subdivision
known as Casuarina Point, Great Abaco this site has only foundation footers in place for the
western unit. The eastern unit has the foundation walls built up with 8” cement blocks to a height
of 3 ft above grade. The eastern unit also has the front exterior wall erected & 1/3 of the floor
poured with cement. The site has prefabricated poured cement septic tank in place on the site.
However the pit needs to be re-excavated to accommodate the installation of the tank. No plumbing
oe a rough-ins have been installed, there is also ; ee See wih bathroom a site.

oa]: i e subject property has plans in place for the construction of fourplex residence on two floors
Appraisal: $97,214.00 with a total of 3,348 aa ft of onclosed living space. Property is zonned residential.

All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq ft, being lot B, between the subdivision known
as Rock Crusher and in the vicinity of Perpall Tract situated in. the western district of New
Providence, Bahamas. This property is zoned multi family/single family. Also located on this
property is a structure comprising of a duplex at foundation level under construction, and
consisting of approximately 1,566 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with a patio consisting of
270, sq. ft. the starter bars are in place and foundation poured.

Traveling West on Farrington Road take a right after the PL.P. headquarters, go about
midways through to Wilson Street, go though the corner all the way to the dead-end. The
property is located behind the chain linked fence at the back of'the yard.

Appraisal: $80, 000.00

The subject property is located east off the Great Abaco Highway at the tuurning for Casuarina
Point & is the 1st right turning after the “Different of Abaco”. The subject property is located near
to public beach access ot GS ;



NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA) Eleuthera - Lot No. 15, North Palmetto Point

i : : 7 i ini 16 sq. ft. being a portion of a 25.166 acre tract
Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 22,316 Se :
by Deal Investment Ltd., this is a single family zoning and 50 ft., above sea level. This site ‘A” & being lot # 15 in a development known as Spanish Main situated in the settlement of Palmetto

encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry fill. po on the Island of Eleuthera, one of the Islands of The Bahamas. This area is complete with
The concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot #20 situated | 4! utilities and services available.

1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant and a hill over looking the ical:
Atlantic Ocean. g Appraisal: $65,832.00

Eleuthera district.

For conditions of sale and other information contact 326-1771 * Fax 356-385 |



Appraisal: $41,770.00 This property is situatedat Spanish Main just off the Bank Road North Palmetto Point South








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Lot 238 SUN CLOSE
SUNSHINE PARK

Located on this 4,200 square feet .
single/multi family property is a
20-year-old building of T-111 wood
with concrete floor, consisting
approxi-mately 2,198. square feet
ef enclosed space. The structure
was formerly used as a retail
store and storage facility.
Directions: From Golden Gates
Shopping Centre, Baillou Hill Road.
Take the third corner on the Right after
passing Farmer’s Market. Take the
second Right then First right (Sun Close) subject is the fourth property on the
Right white trimmed black. ,

Appraisal: $136,000.00



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Lot 8 TERRA NOVA ESTATES $195,000.00

Appraisal:






The total area of the property is 6,750 sq. ft. Located on this property is
a single family residence consisting of approximately 1,338 sq. ft. of
living space inclusive of two bedrooms, one bathroom, living, dining

and kitchen. ;
Directions to property: Travelling west on Cowpen Road from Blue Hill Road, take
_first corner left to go to T-junction, turn left then first right. Subject is second

property on the left.

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Lots 26, 27, 37, Block 1
SEABREEZE ESTATES

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Appraisal: $638,676.00



Executive styled house which has been converted into three units.
The first unit features an open plan in the outer area consisting of
living, dining with sunken floor, kitchen, and powder room. The inner
area consists of three bedrooms, three baths including a master
suite and master bath, consisting of a large Jacuzzi, shower and
walk-in clasets. The second unit consists of two bedrooms, one
bath, living, dining, kitchen, office area. The third unit consists of an
open plan with kitchen, living, bedroom and a private bedroom.
Added features: Enclosed pool, central air condition, courtyard, and
fenced in patios ,
Directions to. property: Take Prince Charles heading east, turn at the light
at the intersection of Seabreeze and Prince Charles Drive. Golf Course
Boulevard, take third corner on the right, Bay Cedar Avenue, then take.
second corner on. left, Darling Plum Grove, subject will be about the 5th
property on the left. a

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7 WESTRIDGE ESTATES Appraisal: $930,000.00

ae © All that lot of land having an area
of 30000 square feet, being lot
Number 17 of the subdivision
known as Westridge Estates
Addition. Situate in the Western
District on the island of New
Providence.

Located on ‘the subject property is
| a newly con-structed single storey
_ structure comprising 6,000 feet of
‘living space with a three Car
Garage.

The building is 75% completed and comprises five bedrooms, four and a half baths
study, living/dining, family room, kitchen, laundry and generator room.
Location: From SuperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into Westridge, take the first
corner on the Right, Westridge Drive. Subject property will be about the seventh on the right
hand side of the road.

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No. 736 VELLOW ELDER GARDENS

NICOLLS COURT, EAST — Appraisal: $78,000.00

4 All ‘that land having an area of
3,200 square feet, being lot
Number 736, Nicolls Court, Yellow
Elder Gardens. Located on the
property is a twenty-five year old
structure of approximately 753.48
square feet of enclosed living
space inclusive of 4 bedrooms, 1
hathroom, living and dining rooms,
and kitchen.

Directions: From Harrold Road take the
first. right off Bethel Avenue. Proceed
‘East. The subject property is the
fifteenth on the left painted pink and
white.









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No. 5 OFF SOUTH BEACH DRIVE
OFF BLUE HILL ROAD

All that lot of land having an area
of 8,740 square feet, being lot #5 |
of a tract of land situated on the |
Western side of Blue Hill Road
south approximately 700 feet
south of Marshall Road off South
Beach . Road. Situated in the ;
District of New §
Providence. Located on the
subject property is a split leveled
Triplex Apartment Complex
comprising (2) bedroom,’ (1) ~%
bathroom, living, dining, kitchen .
and porch unit. The other
comprises 4 bedrooms, 3”
bathrooms, living, dining room, kitchen, foyer, porch and laundry room,

UNIT 1 IS 90% COMPLETE. UNIT 2 IS 85% COMPLETE. UNIT 3 IS OCCUPIED.

Directions: Take Blue Hill Road south towards South Beach. Continue past Marshall Road and
the Wilderness Club. Subject Property is located through. the last unpaved road on the right
just before ZNS transmission tower. . j :

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ELEUTHERA PALMETTO POINT

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Appraisal: $401,000.00





Appraisal: $1 12,105.00




All that piece, parcel or lot of
: land 2,743 feet East of the
junction of the Palmetto Point
read. and main - Eleuthera
Highway containing 2.45 acres.
This site encompasses a 28-
year-old single storey concrete
structure of approximately &32
square feet of enclosed floor
space inclusive of shop space
and rest room facilities.

ELEUTHERA
Lot #115 GOVERNMENT SUBDIVISION ae
ALICE TOWN, HATCHET BAY = Appraisal: $101,023.00 |

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Located on this property of 5,500 square feet is a 20-year-old |
single family. residence of approximately 1,635 square feet of
‘living space. Included in this home is three bedrooms, two
bathrooms, living, dining rooms and kitchen.. The house is in need.
‘of repairs. ;



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CASTELRAG ESTATES, LOTS 129 & 130
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HARBOUR SUBDIVISION Appraisal:



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The subject property is located on Kingway Road and is developed
with an area of 20,000 square feet. Situated thereon is a residence
comprised of 3,645 square feet of living accommodations,
inclusive of 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, with laundry and utility spaces
and a two bedroom one bath guest cottage of 600 square feet. The
property is fenced with white picket fencing and has a Gazebo at
the highest portion of the property.

EXUMA
BAHAMA SOUND #18 __
Lots 17663, 17664, 17665

The subject property is being |
developed with a single family
split level residence of CBS
construction with 1956 square
feet of living space. The top
floor comprises 1496 square
feet and the lower floor
comprises 460 square feet. All
plumbing and electrical rough :

work has been completed. The block work is completed on the
bottom floor with a portion of the upper floor completed.





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Lot 23A, Block KN, John Wentworth Avenue, Unit 1

BAHAMIA NORTH SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $718,000.00



Located on this Multi Family lot of 23, 564 square feet.are two incomplete
buildings. Single story Triplex of 3,502 square feet inclusive of Living and
dining area with full service kitchen three bedrooms inclusive of Master
bedroom and two bathrooms per unit.

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Lot No. 37 BLOCK 33, CHURCHILL COURT,
BAHAMIA MARINA & BAHAMIA 4 SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA __ Appraisal: $337, 000.00



All that lot of land having an area of 16,533 sq. ft. being lot No. 37 ‘of the.

subdivision known and designated as Bahamia Marina and Bahamia Section
_4 Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. Located on this property is a

structure comprising a 3 year old duplex structure -which . covers .

approximately (3,058) square feet. Apartment consisting of two 2-bedrooms,
2-bathroom with private Jacuzzi in master bath, spacious living and dining

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA

sides for a total area of .
approximately .38 acres. |
Located on the subject



Lot 4 Block U BAHAMIA SECTION 1
Appraisal: $348,721.00

The property has four unequal

property is a split leveled
structure comprising
approximately 4,427 square
feet of enclosed living space.
The space consist of five
bedrooms, three bathrooms,
kitchen, living room, dining s
area, two Bahama rooms, a double car garage and laundry area.





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Lot 13, Block 11, DERBY SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $180,300.00



Lot 13 fronts along the northern side of Henny Road at the end of the
cul-de-sac. Its configuration has four unequal sides. The rear
boundary is along the canal. The front boundary has a curvilinear

road frontage of 45 feet. The rear boundary (canal frontage) with one

point of inflection has a total length of 165 feet. The western side
boundary has a length of 146 feet and the eastern side a length of.



room, full service kitchen, a laundry and utility room, foyer/hallway with linen,
and storage closet. The property is fully secured by: six foot plastic coated
chain-link fence runs along the side and rear and adjoins the painted 4 foot
wall, with 5 foot pillars at front with electronic gate. .

Lot 7 ‘ae 8 - BAHAMIA SECTION IV epee
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $799,560.00

Located on the property of 1.08 acres
that has been zoned for multifamily
development are four buildings: A, B,
C and D. Houses A and B are
positioned along the road and they
face each other. Houses C and D are
located to the rear of the building and
are facing each other. The
constructions. of.Houses A and B are
just about completed, houses C and D
are incomplete. The lot is enclosed
with chain linked fence except along
the front where a concrete wall is
erected. A concrete driveway (also
used for parking and about the centre
of the lot) leads from the road and
runs through the middle of the yard
separating House AandB... -

125 feet. These dimensions result in an area of .32 acres.

Erected on this property is an incomplete building of a proposed
‘| single storey house. The living space is approximately. 3,228 square
feet: inclusive of foyer, living and dining. rooms, kitchen, breakfast
nook; four bedrooms, three bathrooms, powder room, den, laundry
area, study and ample closet and storage space.

Lot 1, Block 8, SEA HORSE VILLAGE, BAHAMA

REEF YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $290,000.00



Situated on this property of 12,500 square feet is a 36-year-old -
quadroplex apartment building. containing two 2 bedrooms and 2
bathroom units and two 1 bedroom, one bathroom units. Each unit
contains foyer, living and dining area, laundry and kitchen.

Each building contains.a total area of
two thousand and seventy-two (2,072)
square feet. Inclusive of the entrance.
porch with an area of 182 square feet.

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Each house contains an entrance
/ porch, living and dining rooms and
kitchen, three bedrooms, two
bathrooms, a laundry area, adequate
storage and closet Pace:



Lot 29 IMPERIAL PARK SUBDIVISION #2
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: S185, 000. 00



Lot #18 BLOCK #27 VENICE BAY Appraisal $591 ,958.00 |

A mulitfamily lot of 12,225 square feet comprising three structures... One
complete unit at the front comprising 1638 and a,porch of 200 square feet of
living space. A middle structure (town house) of 1626 square feet of Ilving.
space thats 80% complete and the third building at the rear of the property up.
‘to belt course comprising 1627 square feet. Each building has: ewe bedrooms,
one. bathroom, iiving ang dining areas and
kitchen. {

Directions: Travelling West on Carmichael Road, turn onto
Bacardi Road. Travel South past Millar's Pond just before
reaching Bacardi. ‘Turn Right onto paved -road after
passing the pond. Subject is located on the Right side of
the road. ;















The size of the Ne eaky is 90x100 or 9,000 sq. ft. Located thereon is a
single storey single family dwelling of approximately 1,900 sq. ft. of
‘living space. Accommodations include a front porch, a foyer, living and
dining rooms, kitchen with pantry, family room with utility closet,
master bedroom with Jacuzzi bathroom and with an additional two
bedrooms and two bathrooms.



Lot 12B, Block LN, Unit 2
BAHAMIA NORTH, FREEPORT Appraisal: $54,000.00

The property is located on Cadwallader Drive and has an area of
approximately 24,001.56 square feet. It is multi-family zoned.

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lock 13 Unit 2
| GREENING GLADE _
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisals &

Located on this .35 of an
1 acre property is a sixteen-
year-old single family
residence comprising four
bedrooms, two bathrooms,
living, dining, storage, utility
and laundry rooms; there is a
foyer, kitchen and den. The
total area of living space is
3,016 square feet.

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AH ANA Appraisal: $96, 000.00

| All that piece, 1. barbie or lot land being Block 10, Lot 11 of Derby
| Subdivision. The land is vacant, rectangular in shape, on level ground
| ame is on a canal. Contains approximately 11,250 sq. ft. and is in a
| single family residential area.





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GREENING GLADE SUBDIVISION. Appraisal: $75,000.00

All that piece’ parcel and let of land described as lot 7 block 21,
| Albacore Drive, Victoria Place and Mid Chipman Road, Unit 2, Greening |
Glade Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. The lot contains 20,580
sq. ft. and zoned. as multi-family residential.

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|Lot 52, Block 16, Unit 5 MOOR DRIVE &
Lot 96 HUDSON ESTATES Appraisal: $116,190.00 || MOOR CLOSE CLEARWATER COVE s
LINCOLN GREEN SUBDIVISION . na
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $27,000.00 |

The Subject Property covers approximately fourteen thousand eight
hundred and eighty three square feet (14,883) and is single family zoned.

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| Located on this 72x eet property is a 16 years old single | gay ai ane eo '
| family dwelling comprising 1,490 square feet of living space. This SUBDIVISION : ee Appraisal: po 12,000.00 H

| includes, a living, dining and laundry room, kitchen, three
bedrooms, two bathrooms, a garage and entrance porch.





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| Lot 117 (Section 4d).
| MALIBOO REEF SUB IVISION
| FREEPORT) GRAND Spee tusei Appraisal: $264,300.00



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The lot has a total area of 9,419. Situated on this property is a two-year-
old triplex apartment building of appoximately 3,332 square feet of
anclosed living SPACE.

Unit 1 comprises ground levetcontry feyer with stairway alcove, living,
dining and powder room; kitchen, utility room and study. Upper level }.
comprises stairway alcove corridor, three bedooms, with closets and two |
bathrooms. “e
Units 2 and 3 comprises living and dining areas, kitchen, two bedrooms 5
IS with closets, one bathroom and bedroom corridor. : d

| The lot is rectangular in shape at the end ot a cul de sac amd | Directions: Take Eastern Road heading east, turn High Vista Drive, turn left |

measures a total area of 11,128 square feet or .25 acres. Erected om | at junction go around bend, turn fourth corner right, turn left, subject will be |

the property is a 2,664 sq. ft. single family residence. lin addition to Das : - : i.
n entrance porch of 120 sq. ft. and cart porch of 432 sq. ft. The about 7th property on the ich side painted dark green trimmed white.

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| living space is divided into a foyer, living, diming, kitchen, family and ;
a Bahama room. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a powder: FOO ies aeccdaduscasessccsvectevecseseee ;

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Lot 20 COOPER’S TERRACE _ Appraisal: $97,000.00
OFF KEMP ROAD

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| HARBOUR WEST SUBDIVISION Dibiece. praperty. are." 2

aisals $243, 000. 00 | structures. BUNMDING 1
‘comprise an approximately =
25.30 year old single family |
residence consisting _ of ,
approx. 937 sq. ft. of living
space with 3 bedrooms
with closets, 1 bathroom,
living, dining, kitchen and
poreh, |
BUILDING 2 comprises. a single sterey building of poured eoncrete
foundation approximately 20 years old. Floors are tiled; ceilings
x are sheet rock with standard plumbing and electrical fixtures. The
| The lot is rectangular in shape and iis 120 by 118 foat Or 32 acres. | building appears to be occupied asa residence having an area of
Evected on this property is a triplex building of 2,598 sq. ft. This | approximately 283 sq. ft.
space is divided into three apartment units with dlifferemt sizes and | DIRECTIONS: Take Kemp Road heading north, turn left on to Gdoper’ Ss
layouts. One 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, entrance porch, living, dining | Terrace go about midway through, subject will be located on the left hand
and kitchen. Two 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, living), climbing) and fcitchem | cide of the road.
area with an entrance porch. i oo,

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| |Lot 17.DORSETT SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $82,000.00

Located om this 5,000 square feet property is a 1,008 Square feet

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Apt. 101 - FAIRWAY MANOR CONDOMINIUMS DIRECTIONS: Located on the Southeastern side of Antonio Brice in the
| EBERPORT GRAND BAHAMA ' Appraisal: $62,000.00 || Bamboo Town Constituency.



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gate securing the perimeter of the grounds. The rear boundary of the
subject building is the Ruby Golf Course. The total living area is NASSAU, Ey
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UUs a Uie Tats BUSINESS



Bankers vow to work for
financial system reform

@ By JIM KUHNHENN
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
Facing a disgusted public and
Congress, bank CEOs agreed
with demands for greater
accountability Wednesday in the
first testimony on how they're
spending money from the tax-
payer-funded $700 billion
bailout.

"Both our firm and our indus-
try have far. to go to. regain the
trust of taxpayers, investors and
public officials," John J Mack,
head of Morgan Stanley, told
the House Financial Institutions
Committee.

Added JP Morgan Chase &
Co.'s Jamie Dimon: "We stand
ready to do our part going for-
ward."

In general, the eight top
bankers appearing before the
panel were contrite and conced-
ed they have work to do to win
over a bitter public and-an exas-
perated Congress. They had lit-
tle choice but to acknowledge
as much, given intense anger and

anxiety as the troubled financial
system continues to spiral down-
ward in an ever-worsening reces-
sion.

Taxpayers are furious with big
banks that benefited from the
federal bailout designed to get
credit moving again, but which
also spent lavishly on executive
bonuses, company retreats and
office redecorating. Lawmakers
also are feeling the heat for sign-
ing off on the bailout package
plan last year.

Republicans and* Democrats
alike have been smarting over
the implementation of the finan-
cial package, which started
under President Bush and now is
in the hands of the Obama
administration. The lingering

suspicions present one of Presi-

dent Barack Obama's biggest
obstacles as he attempts the dual
challenge of prodding the finan-
cial sector to ease credit while
aiming to create jobs with an
economic stimulus package.

"[ urge you going forward to
be ungrudgingly cooperative,"
said Rep. Barney Frank, chair-

NOTICE
ESTATES OF THE LATE
BERLIN WILBERT KEY

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having
claims or demands against the above-named Estate
are requested to send the same duly certified to the
undersigned on or before the 19th day: of F february, A.D.,

2009.

AND NOTICE is hereby ice given that at the

| expiration of the time above-metioned, the assets of the

deceased will be distributed among the persons entitled

thereto having reguard only to the claims of which the
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NOTICE

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having any claim or demand against the said
estate are required to send the same duly
certified in wasting to the undersigned on or

before the 25¢8 day of February, A.D. 2009;
after which date the Executors will proceed to
distribute the estate having regard only to the
claims. of which they 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.

_ Dated the 10 day of February, A.D. 2009.

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man of the panel, said as the
hearing opened. "There has to,
be a sense of the American peo-
ple that you understand their‘
anger...and that you're willing
to make some sacrifices to get
this working."

Frank also asked banks to
impose a moratorium.on mort-
gage foreclosures until Treasury
Secretary Timothy Geithner
comes up with a systemwide
mortgage modification.

The panel's top Republican, '
Spencer Bachus of Alabama,
said the bankers and Congress
will have to do their part to sway
people by "winning back their
trust and their confidence."

Sitting in a row at.a long table,
the CEOs were met with deep.
skepticism from lawmakers who
aggressively quizzed them-on
how they have used more than
$160 billion in taxpayers' money.

Bankers are hardly sympa-
thetic figures to Congress.

The initial spending of the
bailout money was secretive,
lacking strict requirements that
the banks account publicly for
how they were using it. Banks
weren't helped by reports that
Wall Street firms doled out
more than $18 billion in bonus-
es to their employees last year or
that Goldman Sachs and Wells
Fargo had planned conferences
in Las Vegas. Goldman Sachs
moved its three-day event to San
Francisco; Wells Fargo canceled
its employee recognition retreat.

Most of these: bankers didn't
beg for their money. They were
selected because they were rel-
ative healthy banks that could



STATE Street Corporation chairman and chief executive officer Ronald E.
Logue (left) and Morgan Stanley chairman and chief executive officer John
Mack, testify yesterday on Capitol Hill in Washington: ostolg the House -

Financial Services Committee...

spur more banking activity and
eliminate the stigma of taking
taxpayer money for other finan-
cial institutions.

One by one, the CEOs
brought a message of accom-
modation and gratitude. They
applauded the programme for
making more loans available
and promised to pay their share
of the money back to the Trea-
sury over time. Several assert-
ed that none of the governmen-
t's money went to bonuses or
dividends.

"We are frugal," said Wells

Fargo's John Stumpf.
_, Citigroup CEO Vikram Pan-
dit testified that he has told his
board of directors to set his
salary at $1 with no bonus until
the company makes money
again.

He also struck an apologetic

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tone for letting the bank con-
sider’buying a private jet plane
after receiving some $45 billion
in bailout money. The bank ulti-
mately scrapped the plan under
‘pressure from Obama.

"We did not adjust quickly
enough to this new world," Pan-
dit said. "I get the new reality
and I will make sure Citi gets.it
as well."

Most, if not all, weré contrite.

"We understand taxpayers are
angry" and they are right in -
demanding that institutions -
receiving their money take a
"conservative, sober and frugal"
approach to using it, said Ken-
neth D Lewis of Bank of Amer-
ica.

Added Lloyd C. Blankfein of

_ the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.:

"We have to regain the public's
trust and do everything we can
to help mend our financial sys-
tem to restore stability and vital-

Robert P Kelly of The Bank
of New York Mellon promised
"a very good return on the
investment for taxpayers" and
acknowledged "we still have a

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long way to go" to jump start
the US credit market. :

Hearings on the bailout were
taking place across the Capitol,
with the CEOs appearing in the
House while Neil Barofsky, the
watchdog of the government's
Wall Street rescue package, tes-
tified before the Senate Judicia-
ry Committee.

FBI Deputy Director John
Pistole told that Senate panel
that there are 530 active corpo-
rate fraud investigations, and 38
of them involve corporate fraud
and financial institution matters
directly related to the economic
crisis:

Meanwhile, New York Attor-
ney General Andrew Cuomo
accused Merrill Lynch & Co.
executives of corporate irre-
sponsibility by secretly and pre-
maturely awarding $3.6 billion
in bonuses as taxpayers were
bailing out the industry.

Cuomo made the claims in a
letter to Frank, D-Mass., saying
that instead of disclosing its
bonus plan in a transparent
manner designed to assure the
payments were warranted, Mer-
rill Lynch moved the-date of
bonuses to richly reward "failed
executives." Cuomo says Bank
of America, which acquired
Merrill last fall, was apparently
complicit in the move to award
bonuses before Merrill's dismal
fourth quarter earnings were
announced.

Pressed about the report at
the House hearing, Lewis said
Bank of America urged Merrill
to reduce the bonuses "substan-
tially" as it prepared to take over
the failing company but couldn't
force. it to make changes until
the takeover was completed.

"We had no authority to tell
them what to do, just urge them

what to do," Lewis said. That

said, he added: "Major changes

will be made."

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Hydraulic steering w/titt



$ Optionat Equipment

Porta potti w/pump out & 0/8 discharge
T-top w/top gun outriggers

teaning post w/cooler

Windlass

Anchor

Full electeonics including radar, chart plotter,
auto-pilot, fish finder, VHF, stereo

CONTACT:

Kingsfey Edgecombe, ir. *
Ph: 424-5959
E-mail kedgecaombe@gmali.com




e Large balconies

‘ separate study
_¢ Formal dining room.
e Private elevator

e Exercise room
© Indoor Garage
e Private gated entry

Rent:
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‘LUXURIOUS HARBOUR FRONT PENTHOUSE
RESIDENCE WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS
OF NASSAU AND ITS HARBOUR: |

© 5,000+ sq ft. total area.

e 4 Bedrooms with 4.5 baths

e Master bedroom with dressing area, Jacuzzi
tub and large walk-in closet

e Elegantly furnished throughout with a

e Heated pool and spa overlooking the harbour |
e Private dock for a yacht up to 75 feet
e Dedicated storage and crew areas






















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e Lush tropical landscaping

$1 5,000.00 per month net

For further information and viewing call:
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