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The Tribune
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More than 50
workers set to be
laid off from business
alter police raid

A PUSH by police to crack-
down on illegal gambling is forcing
local numbers houses to lay off
employees.

A numbers house in Grand
Bahama is set to lay off more than
50 employees after police raided
the gambling establishment’s loca-
tions in Freeport yesterday.

According to sources on the
island, the gambling house has at
least five locations, including a
restaurant with three shifts of
workers who rotate. These
employees, in total over 50,
include bartenders, cooks, wait-
resses and auxiliary staff.

With most of their computers
and receipt printing machines con-
fiscated during the raids, a number
of employees have also been tak-
en into custody, sources allege.

Having been established in
Grand Bahama for several years, a
source close to the numbers house
said that these additional job loss-
es will only exacerbate an already
deteriorating situation in the coun-
try’s “second city”.

Calls to Grand Bahama police
for comment were not returned
up to press time last night.

Over the weekend, police in
Grand Bahama seized about 25
slot machines and more than
$14,000 in cash during a major
island-wide police operation.

Asst Supt Emerick Seymour
said police have been monitoring
several establishments suspected

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Prince George Wharf yester-
day afternoon.

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by Russian billionaire and
Chelsea Football Club owner
Roman Abramovich in 2002.
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Bleu to friend Eugene Shvi-
dler, another Russian bil-
lionaire.

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Apoise was also spotted at
the wharf. This vessel
belongs to Canadian Dave
Ritchie, owner of Ritchie
Bros Auctioneers, the world’s
largest industrial auctioneer.
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Govt ‘unlikely’ to
liberalise more
movement of persons
areas relating to EPA

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

AS GOVERNMENT con-
tinues its discussions with the
Caribbean Regional Negotiat-
ing Machinery over its recently
submitted services schedule as
required under the economic
partnership agreement with the
European Union, a finance
insider revealed that it is "high-
ly unlikely” that government
will consider liberalising more
areas in mode four of the agree-
ment that relates to the move-
ment of persons.

And any further opening up
of mode three — which deals
with commercial presence —
would largely depend on fur-
ther consultations with the pri-
vate sector, the source said.

"More mode 4 commitments
is highly unlikely as most coun-
tries accept that the movement
of persons is highly sensitive.
The Bahamas made a signifi-
cant number of mode 3 com-
mitments in its EPA offer,
although a number of these
were of the joint venture vari-
ety.

"A change on this strategy
would depend to a large extent

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Customs posts
are set to be

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AS THE shake up of the
Customs Department contin-
ues to take shape, a top Min-
istry of Finance official and
three customs officers are today
set to fill senior posts left vacant
in the department following the
retirement of older officers ear-
lier this year, The Tribune has
learned.

Glen Gomez, currently
Deputy Chief Finance Revenue
Officer in the Ministry of
Finance, is set to take one of
the top spots. He is expected
to be Deputy Controller.

It is unclear at this stage
whether Acting Comptroller of
Customs Anthony Adderley
will be confirmed in this post, or
if he too will be replaced. A
message left for him was not
returned up to press time.

Contrary to reports in The
Punch, Simon Wilson, director
of economic planning, has
denied that he will be replac-
ing Mr Adderley.

In a broad ranging restruc-
turing exercise, senior customs,
police and immigration officers
were all separately offered
retirement packages earlier this
year. Twenty-four customs offi-
cers were invited to leave the

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out of millions’

Global United CEO says
his company is a victim

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

AN ALLEGED scam utilised by corrupt
employees in the Customs Department has
swindled local brokerage firms out of “mil-
lions and millions” of dollars, it was claimed
yesterday.

Embattled Global United CEO Jackson
Ritchie said his company was a victim of this
practice when it was overcharged on Cus-
toms fees to the tune of “hundreds of thou-
sands of dollars” in the past few years.

These fees, he said, which were paid to
the Customs department and then claimed on a re-issued to
the brokerage firm, were never collected by Global United.

Claiming that he obviously could not know exactly how long
this scam had been going on at the Customs Department, Mr
Ritchie said he only had documentation affecting his company
going back “a few years”. With this in mind, he said, his com-
pany’s losses through this practice could easily be “millions and
millions” of dollars.

With an outstanding balance owed to the Customs Depart-
ment, Mr Ritchie said he was hoping that funds his company is
owed could be credited to their outstanding balance.

Having sunk “millions and millions” of his own money into
trying to save the company, Mr Ritchie has led a one-man
media campaign calling on government to rethink its approach
in calling in his company’s outstanding $6 million debt to the Cus-

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PRIME MINISTER and Minister of Finance Hubert Ingraham and Luis Alber-
to Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank, right,
sign technical cooperations to promote sustainable energy and to strength-
en the energy sector in the Bahamas in Medellin, Colombia yesterday.

PM calls for world leaders to resist
‘illusionary fixes’ to economic problems

m@ By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
rmissick@tribunemedia.net

GLOBAL leaders must resist the urge to turn to illusionary fixes to
the numerous economic problems assaulting the world economy,
according to Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham.

Instead strong, clear leadership is needed to withstand the extraor-
dinary uncertainty surrounding the Caribbean region, with a sharp focus
on resolving the real issues at hand, Mr Ingraham said.

His comments came as he addressed the 50th annual Inter-Ameri-
can Development Bank (IDB) Board of Governor's Meeting in Colom-

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LOCAL NEWS



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attack :

m By DENISE MAYCOCK
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Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - A man’s
hand was amputated at the
wrist by doctors at Rand
Memorial Hospital following
a violent cutlass attack in the
Fawcett Lane area.

The victim, Delano Green,
was taken to the hospital
around 10.55am Monday
with serious injuries to his
left hand, which was almost
severed by his attacker.

Asst Supt Wellbourne
Bootle said police are search-
ing for the suspect, a 39-year-
old male resident of Coral
Reef Estates, in connection
with the incident.

Mr Bootle reported that
police received information
that a man was at Rand
Memorial Hospital with his
left hand almost severed.

According to police inves-
tigations, Green was sitting
on a wall through Fawcett
Lane when a grey Dodge
Magnum vehicle pulled
up.
"The driver got out with a
cutlass in his hand and
chopped Green, who tried
blocking with his left hand.

ASP Bootle said Green
was taken to the hospital in a
private vehicle around
10.55am.

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@ By K QUINCY PARKER

STRATEGIC integration is
key to tackling the threats to
regional security, a senior
Bahamian police officer said.

Superintendent Gabrielle
Pratt was speaking after com-
pleting a four-day seminar enti-
tled: “Threats, Concerns and
Challenges To Western Hemi-
spheric Security” in Washing-
ton, DC.

The officer, who serves as
the police liaison officer in the
Ministry of National Security,
reported that — in addition to
terrorism and the frequently
mentioned trafficking in illegal
drugs, arms and people —
poverty was identified as a seri-
ous threat to regional security.

Supt Pratt noted that the
need for regional integration
of resources, intelligence and
even manpower and assets,
emerged as one of the strongest
ways in which western hemi-
sphere countries can answer
the cross-border threats facing
the region.

These threats were the sub-
ject of the four-day seminar,
hosted by the Inter-American
Defence College, the educa-
tional arm of the Inter-Ameri-
can Defence Board.

The seminar was led by facil-
itators from Chile and those
attending were predominantly
from Latin and Central Amer-

Superintendent Gabrielle Pratt
speaks after completing seminar

ican countries. In addition to
Supt Pratt, representatives
from 12 other Caribbean coun-
tries were present.

“We need integration and
co-operation in order to solve

the transnational issues that
confront us all,” Supt Pratt said.

She pointed out that coun-
tries working in isolation may
feel they can resolve some
problems, but what often hap-

pens is that in response to
intensified local law enforce-
ment efforts, criminals simply
relocate to areas where it is dif-
ficult for authorities from a sin-
gle country to operate effec-
tively.

“They will go to the place of
least resistance,” Supt Pratt
explained, adding that collec-
tively, regional partners can do
much more.

On the matter of poverty,
Supt Pratt explained that
because it is seen as a driving
force behind migration, it is
now being considered among
the threats to national security.

The officer said she plans to
take what she learned over the
four days in Washington and
present seminars of her own,
perhaps at the Royal Bahamas
Police College.



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THE Rotary Club of East
Nassau (RCEN) is preparing
for its 23rd annual charity golf
tournament.

Each year, through this
tournament, the RCEN raises
approximately $120,000 for
charity, of which about
$40,000 is donated to the
Scouts Association of the
Bahamas.

“The RCEN is proud to
note that this year will make
the eighth consecutive year of
our partnership. This is the
main fundraiser for the Scouts
and the proceeds provided
over the years have been used
to extensively improve the
main Adelaide camp ground,
support the scouting move-
ment in the out islands, and
train new scout leaders,
amongst other things,” the
Rotary Club said in a press
statement.

Bahamas National Trust to
celebrate 50th anniversary

THE Bahamas National
Trust is celebrating its 50th
anniversary this year.

A number of events have
been planned in celebration
of the conservation successes
of the organisation. Some are
general events designed to
inform the public of the work
of the Trust and others are
fundraisers organised to sup-
port the national park system.

“The BNT wants to invite
all Bahamians to join us as we
celebrate 50 years of conser-
vation success but also begin
to work and plan for the next
50 years.

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an heritage and provide amaz-
ing areas for education, recre-
ation and habitat for wildlife,”
the Trust said in a press state-
ment.

April 2, BNT’s AGM
Venue: Government House
Time: 6.30 pm
Guest speaker: Earl

Deveaux, Minister of the
Environment

April 25 — Feast in the Forest

A culinary extravaganza
with a Robin Hood
theme.

The event will showcase
Bahamian chefs preparing a
variety of dishes with meats,
seafood, pasta, vegetables, and
lionfish. Live entertainment,
jugglers, and magicians.

Time: 6pm — 10pm

Place: Retreat Gardens, Vil-
lage Road

Tickets: $75.00 all inclusive
price that covers drinks and
food.

April 28 - Special 50th

Anniversary Public Meeting

Guest Lecturer: Dr Carl-
ton Ray, leader of the origi-
nal Exuma expedition and
founding member of the BNT.

Time: 7pm

Venue: The Retreat, Village
Road

May 8- Music in the
Garden - An easy listening
evening under the full moon
Guest Artists: CForce -

Christy Lee, electric piano;
Christine Gangelhoff, flute,
and Chris Justillien, brass.
(light classical, jazz and show
tunes)

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: The Retreat Gar-
den , Village Road

BNT Members $20 — Gen-
eral Public $25

Proceeds in support of The
Retreat Garden

JULY 2009 — Special BNT
Photo Exhibition at the
Main Post Office

A retrospective of the past
50 years of the BNT is pre-
sented in photographs.

OCTOBER 17 - Gala Ball

BNT 50th Anniversary Ball
under the Patronage of
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham.

Venue — Sheraton Cable
Beach Resort

Tickets are $250

OCTOBER 24 -
BNT Annual Wine
and Art Festival
Gates open at 12 noon
Venue: Retreat Gardens,
Village Road
Sponsored by Bristol Wines
and Spirits and Gourmet Mar-
ket
The event features Bristol’s
new wines for the holiday sea-
son and original works
of art by over 50 Bahamian
artists.
(Special members’ night on
October 23 at the Retreat
Gardens at 6pm)

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NOVEMBER 20-22 -
BNT?’s Annual
Christmas Jollification

Annual Christmas Arts and
Crafts Festival

The Retreat Gardens will
be transformed into a winter
wonderland with_arts and
crafts on display for sale by
over 89 artisans.

Special members’ night on
November 20 at 6pm.

Gates open on Saturday and
Sunday at 11am and 12noon,
respectively

DECEMBER 5-
Festival Noel, Rand Nature
Centre in Grand Bahama

BNT Grand Bahama’s
Annual Christmas Arts and
Crafts Festival.

An elegant evening of wine
and art with a silent auction
and the popular Chef Noel
Competition

Venue: The Rand Nature
Centre

Sponsored by Bristol Wines
and Spirits, John Bull, Cool
96, Freeport Jet Wash and
Bahama Brewery

The BNT organisation was
created as a result of visionary
legislation — the Bahamas
National Trust Act, by the
Bahamas government in
1959.

The conservation move-
ment in the Bahamas was led
by local naturalists and scien-
tists from a number of major
organisations such as the US
Parks Service, Audubon and
the American Museum of
Natural History.

In a collaboration of the
government, the scientific
community and local conser-
vationists, the beginnings of
our national park system, and
an independent statutory body
to manage the areas placed
under protection, was creat-
ed and continues to grow from
strength to strength today.

The National Parks of the
Bahamas have grown from
two parks, the Exuma Cays
Land and Sea Park and the
Inagua National Park, to 25
parks that stretch from Walk-
er’s Cay in the North to
Inagua in the South.

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LOCAL NEWS

O In brief

Warrant of arrest
issued after man fails
to appear in court

A WARRANT of arrest was
issued on Monday for a man
who allegedly robbed another
man with a piece of wood.

Leroy Smith, 23, of Old Boat
Alley was scheduled to appear
before Magistrate Susan
Sylvester in Court 11, Nassau
Street on an armed robbery
charge.

It is alleged that Smith on
March 23, while armed with a
piece of wood, robbed Anthony
Harris of $70.

Magistrate Sylvester issued a
warrant of arrest for Smith after
he failed to appear for his
arraignment.

Identity of body found on
hoat yet to he released

POLICE have still not
released the identity of the man
whose body was discovered
onboard a boat moored near
the Potters Cay dock last Tues-
day.

Calls to police officials
regarding the man’s identity
were unsuccessful up to press
time yesterday.

The man was found dead in
the cabin of the vessel wearing a
white T-shirt and underwear.

Police ruled out foul play as
there were no signs of trauma to
the body, nor any evidence on
the vessel that would have led
police to believe that the man
had been killed.

Woman claims Immigration Dept
has yet to repair damage to home

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

VIOLENT damage to a sin-
gle mother’s home by armed
immigration officers who raided
her property over a month ago
has not yet been repaired by
the Immigration Department,
she claims.

Director of Immigration Jack
Thompson and Minister of the
Immigration Department
Branville McCartney pledged
to launch a full investigation
into her claims after they were
published in The Tribune.

But more than a month after
the February 24 invasion, Violet
Hanna, 41, said the gate into
her backyard and her back door
— which she claimed officers
attacked with a maul to gain
access to her property — are

Morton Salt ‘sheltering Inagu

residents from downturn’

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

AS A decision on the future of Mor-
ton Salt’s Inagua operation looms, the
local administrator claims the island has
the salt plant to thank for uniquely shel-
tering residents from the economic down-
turn tightening its grip elsewhere.

“In my mind, everybody who wants to
work in Inagua, is working. As a matter of
fact, I would say Inagua is one of the only
islands where there’s no real recession,”
said Preston Cunningham.

Today marks the day the merger of
Morton Salt’s current parent company,
Rohm Haas with the larger Dow Chemical
company is set to be completed.

US media reports have revealed that
Dow Chemical is looking to sell off Mor-
ton Salt once this happens, as well as trim-
ming down the two merged companies by
3,500 employees.

Down in the Bahamas’ southern-most
inhabited island, residents — over 60 per
cent of whom are employed by Morton
Salt — are confident that things will con-
tinue as usual despite the impending sale
and the company’s uncertain statements
about the plant since Hurricane Ike tore
across the island in September of last year.

“Things are carrying on as usual, I don’t
think there’s great concern at this time. In
any event, people are comfortable know-
ing that the company is profitable. I don’t
think it would really have a significant
impact on the company locally,” said one
Morton Salt employee, who wished not
to be named.

“They feel like there will always be the
need for the salt. (They believe) it means
that whatever happens at the end of the



“In my mind, everybody who wants to
work in Inagua, is working. As a matter of
fact, I would say Inagua is one of the only
islands where there’s no real recession.”



Administrator Preston Cunningham

day there will in fact be a salt operation
here in Inagua,” said Mr Cunningham.

Managing Director of Morton Salt
(Bahamas), Glenn Bannister, told The
Tribune that demand for salt from Inagua
has not been impacted by the economic
downturn in the US.

As for the status of the plant post-Ike,
he said the company has spent more
than a million dollars on “temporary
repairs.”

“Temporary modular buildings are still
being used as offices and our maintenance
buildings, dock and dykes throughout the
system of crystallizers and reservoirs have
been temporarily repaired to allow us to
continue our operations to meet our
customer requirements,” said Mr Bannis-
ter.

However, the Managing Director noted
that the company has still “not yet deter-
mined the long-range future of the facili-
ty” and “anticipate(s) a decision by mid-
year 2009.”

This reflects the fact that initial expec-
tations of a rebuild decision being reached
by the end of the first quarter of this year
— March — have been adjusted in view of
the company’s impending sale.

As of March 10, Dow Chemical had

been presented with six bids for Morton
Salt, a Chicago-based company, according }

to the Chicago Tribune.

The newspaper reported that the salt i
business has been “booming” in recent i
years thanks to “wicked winters” in the }
United States hiking demand for road salt. i

As a result, Morton Salt has seen sales }

rise 47 per cent in the last two years.

Obie Ferguson, legal adviser for the }
Bahamas Industrial Manufacturing and }
Allied Workers Union (BIMAWU), the
union to which the salt workers belong, i
said the union has noticed some “incre- }
mental changes” being implemented and

proposed at the Inagua plant.

These include suggested adjustments to }
the way in which bonuses are disbursed as i
well as the arrival of company officials ;
from the United States to conduct a train- }

ing programme with Inagua employees.

“Usually when there’s a new company }
or new owner you start seeing some of }
these things coming in, but they have not }
yet communicated to union formal notice i

of sale,” said Mr Ferguson.

The labour lawyer claimed productivity ;
levels at the company “remain extremely }
high”, with the union committed to doing i
what it can to ensure the plant stays open. }

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still broken.

Ms Hanna and her 7-year-old
daughter Amber were alone in
their Nassau Village home
when they were wakened at
4am by a violent banging at the
front door, echoed by more offi-
cers impatiently bashing at the
back door until she let in the
group of around six armed offi-
cers in khaki uniforms, who, she
said, did not identify them-
selves.

Passports

When the Bahamian moth-
er-of-two offered to show the
intruders their passports the
officers refused to look at the
documents, and upon seeing
Amber crying and vomiting in
fright, they left the property,
Ms Hanna said.

Anglican Bishop Rev Laish
Boyd discharged from hospital

Since the raid Ms Hanna and
her daughter fell ill with pneu-
monia, for which Amber was
treated in hospital. The mother
attributes the illness to post-
traumatic stress.

And they still feel unsafe in
their home as the Immigration
Department has so far ignored
its obligation to reinstate their
security by repairing the door,
Ms Hanna said.

The investigation has so far
consisted of four officers,
including the lead officer
Dwight Beneby, taking state-
ments from Ms Hanna, and
then asking her to write anoth-
er statement in her own hand-
writing, she said.

“T don’t feel I should have to
go through all of that again
when I have told Immigration
officers already,” she added.

“Tt’s as if they are trying to
check on me, and I don’t know
what to do, my hands are tied.

“If [had the money to fix my
gate and door I would have
done it myself, but I am the sole
bread winner in my house and I
have my two kids, so I’m not
able to.



MINISTER of the Immigration Depart-
ment Branville McCartney (above)
and Director of Immigration Jack
Thompson pledged to launch a full
investigation into Violet Hanna’s
claims after they were published in
The Tribune.

bag in case fingerprints can be
lifted, and has told Immigration
officials she is willing to identi-



cutlass attack

A DISAGREEMENT in Pinewood
Gardens escalated into a full blown cutlass
attack on Monday, leaving one man in
hospital nursing serious injuries.

Press liaison officer Walter Evans
reported that two Sugar Apple Street men
— a 24-year-old and a 36-year-old — got
into an altercation some time after 9pm.

During the row, Mr Evans said, the
younger man was "chopped to the left
hand and left side of the face" with a cut-
lass. The victim was taken to hospital for
treatment. His condition is said to be seri-
ous.

The older man was taken in for ques-
tioning and is helping police with their
investigation.

m DRUG ARREST

Police reported that a Yellow Elder
Gardens man was taken in for questioning
in connection with the discovery more
than 20 packets of marijuana in a vehicle.

Mobile Division officers say they were
patrolling Fire Trail Road and Faith
Avenue on Monday at around 10.30am
when they spotted a grey 1996 Honda
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picious manner.

The officers stopped the vehicle and
after a search, confiscated 25 packets of
marijuana.

m@ WEAPON FOUND

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don’t care they never called

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said.

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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR



The Tribune Limited

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



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

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt, O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,



































































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Publisher/Editor 1919-1972

Contributing Editor 1972-199]

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Publisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

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The pesky humbug of democracy

“WHY SHOULD freedom of speech and
freedom of the press be allowed? Why should a
government which is doing what it believes to be
right allow itself to be criticised? It would not t
allow opposition by lethal weapons. Ideas are
much more fatal things than guns. Why should
any man be allowed to buy a printing press and
disseminate pernicious opinion calculated to
embarrass the government?”

These were the views of Nikolai Lenin, the
revolutionary Marxist who masterminded the
Bolshevik take-over of power in Russia in 1917.
It was obviously also the sentiments of former
cabinet minister Bradley Roberts, who, in 2003,
when debating the UN Convention’s Act to
suppress terrorism, labelled The Tribune’s pub-
lisher and the official Opposition (at that time
the FNM) as “terrorists.” He considered the
publisher one of the local terrorists who is
“peculiar to our way of life.” He wanted her
included as a “terrorist” in the anti-terrorist
Act so that her newspaper could be silenced.

Mr Roberts’ thoughts also seemed to run
parallel to those of Adolf Hitler who found that
the way he had organised the German press
had “truly been a success.”

“Our law concerning the press,” Hitler boast-
ed, “is such that divergencies of opinion
between members of the government are no
longer an occasion for public exhibitions, which
are not the newspapers’ business. We’ve elimi-
nated that conception of political freedom which
holds that everybody has the right to say what-
ever comes into his head.”

However, Sir Winston Churchill believed
that “a free press is the unsleeping guardian of
every other right that free men prize, it is the
most dangerous foe of tyranny...” and given a
choice between having a newspaper or a gov-
ernment, Thomas Jefferson, the American
champion of democracy, chose the newspaper.

Of course, in a quiet moment Churchill
admitted that although “always in favour of the
free press” at times they “say quite nasty
things.” However, he accepted that this was a
pesky humbug that was the very essence of
democracy.

We shall never forget the stunned look on
the face of an earlier Chinese ambassador to the
Bahamas who could not understand why The
Tribune published articles of a columnist whose
views were not always that of the newspaper. He
almost stopped breathing when he learned that
not only did we publish, but we paid the colum-
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thing he had ever heard. Obviously, to him this
thing called democracy was a very strange bird. list.
It certainly would not be tolerated in his coun-

Last week our office received a call from a
troubled bystander to a poorly organised rally
being held in Wendy’s parking lot by the Crime-
watch Committee for Shirley and Twynam
Avenue. Some of those present held home-
made placards reading, “Enough is enough” as
they protested against crime and the criminal.
The police were present.

A PLP MP was among the speakers. His
theme and the way he presented it concerned
our caller. He claimed that young people had no
respect for the Father of the Nation — Sir Lyn-
den Pindling. He blamed this disrespect on The
Tribune and its managing editor John Marquis.
Many of his listeners were upset as he “ranted
and raved” over the microphone about how
they “must get this Englishman out of this coun-
try.” Off mike he then commented within
earshot of everyone, including the police, that
not only must they get John Marquis out of the
country, but “we must burn The Tribune

This was the reason for the call. The caller
was appalled at the irresponsibility of the MP.
He felt that there was enough crime in the coun-
try, without a member of parliament — espe-
cially one who aspires to a leadership role in his
party — suggesting arson, if only in jest.

“There were a lot of young people there —
they were riding around on bicycles, but stopped
to listen. He might have been joking, but an
impressionable young mind might have been
given an idea upon which to act,” said the con-
cerned caller.

This is not the first time that we have heard
this sentiment expressed by certain members
of the Opposition party, either by a senior mem-
ber, or a hot-headed follower. Names will be
turned into the Commissioner of Police and
whether in jest or not, if anything goes wrong
these persons can expect to be interviewed.

As far as we know this is still a democracy
and arson will not destroy free speech or the
written word.

However, persons of weak intellect always
try to crush what they cannot answer, or are
ill-equipped to solve. They opt to use the delete
key to wipe it out.

When it comes to The Tribune, that is not so
easy. We suggest they step up to the plate, drop
their criminal solutions, and enter the debate.

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I had not intended for this
to become a regular exchange
of letters between Mr. Allen
and myself, but after his letter
to your paper today I feel com-
pelled to respond. I speak for
the entire board of the Bahamas
Sea Turtle Conservation group.

Mr. Allen’s letter appears to
be peppered with anger and
resentment.

I wish to make it perfectly
clear that the Bahamas Sea Tur-
tle Conservation group has two
major objectives:

1. To ensure that the sea
turtles that hatch or pass
through our waters are allowed
to live and multiply as all sea
turtles are on the threatened

2. That until such time that
sea turtles are protected, they
not be tortured and left on their
backs, no food no water for
days on end, their flippers
pierced and being taunted and
teased.

Mr. Allen is very concerned
that turtle will be removed from
the Bahamian diet. Nobody is
stopping him and others from
importing turtle meat from the
Caymans, where they are
farmed.

Nobody is stopping him or
others from starting a turtle
farm provided it is managed
under the animal laws of the
Bahamas.

We are trying to preserve the
numbers of wild turtles that pass
through our waters. Mr. Allen
says that he wants the Bahami-

EDITOR The Tribune.

I am not sure why the Tri-
bune wastes its time printing
the rubbish that politicians
talk, and particularly as you
cannot print the puzzles and
bridge page for lack of space
some days!

At least that page is men-
tally stimulating.

Do the politicians really
think we the public are com-
plete idiots and morons?
(Actually I am afraid we are in
some cases because we believe
them when they “promise”
the earth during elections and
vote them in).

It was the “discussion”, if
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ans to be able to capture these
turtles but sustain our turtle
stocks well into the future. How
exactly does he intend to do
this?

These same turtles are pro-
tected by countries around us,
conscious people who are trying
to preserve them.

What makes us feel that we
have the right to thwart the
efforts of so many?

These animals are NOT
Bahamian animals they are
largely migratory, passing
through on their way to other
places. The turtles hatched on
our beaches leave us a travel
far afield.

He lashes out at our concern
at how the turtles are treated
once captured... I personally
believe that many Bahamians
would take offence that he is
speaking for them and saying
that it is okay to torture these
creatures.

Animals are slaughtered for
food all over the world, but
humanely. No other animal is
kept trussed up for days on end
and butchered alive.

Surely, Mr. Allen does not
believe that animal torture is
part of his and our culture.

Mr. Allen does not care
about the perception foreign-
ers have of us and our island
nation. That is very narrow-

Roberts that really got my
goat this time. Do they hon-
estly believe that we are stupid
enough to accept that neither
of them fills our “efficient,
well functioning” government
owned corporations, BTC,
BEC with political hacks.

Of course they do, but pri-
vatisation would stop that.
Come on lads and lassies —
enough is enough — have we
not got bigger problems to
sort out, caused in the main
by you know who — the
politicians — so get yourselves

Surely animal
torture is not
part of Bahamian
culture, Mr Allen

minded. We live off tourism,
therefore perception...our min-
istry of tourism is constantly
asking Bahamians to put their
best foot forward, to make a
good impression, “our sunshine
welcome” is promoted daily.

We do not endorse fois gras,
we do not endorse veal, we
know how they are raised and
as a whole we do what we can
to promote the banning of such
activities, we do not eat these
animal products. We assist the
movements to outlaw such prac-
tices.

We have received 1000’s of
responses from BAHAMIANS
who endorse the ban on killing
sea turtles.

For Mr. Allen to say that try-
ing to conserve an entire species
is silly....For him to say that try-
ing to stamp out cruelty is sil-
ly... leaves one really wonder-
ing how Mr. Allen really per-
ceives his fellow Bahamian, or if
he is just exercising his brain
and penmanship by writing con-
tentious letters in order to get a
response.

In spite of all the little innu-
endos, I would like to assure
Mr. Allen that the board of the
Bahamas Sea Turtle Conserva-
tion Group is comprised of
Bahamians, not evil foreigners
with hidden agendas!

KIM ARANHA
Co-Chairman
Bahamas Sea Turtle
Conservation Group,
Nassau,

March 31, 2009.

Get it together lads and lassies

together, use all your com-
bined talents to sort out our
problems before we sink into
the sea.

If the US economic prob-
lems do not get our tourist
industry, Obama and the EU
will get our financial industry!
Then what?

There are no fish left — per-
haps we should all be raising
goats!

PATRICK THOMSON
Nassau,
March, 2009.

Tourism Ministry website behind the times

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Has anyone been on the fanfared Ministry of Tourism web site
and seen just how behind they are with current Tourism Statistics?
If the Ministry is making decisions on 2005-2006 data no wonder
Cuba last year with five hurricanes had a 6 per cent increase and

Jamaica likewise.

Sorry guys pull the finger out and get current.

J MOORE
Nassau.
March 10, 2009.

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m By DENISE MAYCOCK
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FREEPORT - The Shiloh Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Church
hosted its fourth annual Grand Bahama Health Expo in partnership
with Ross University School of Medicine on Grand Bahama.

Sharon Williams, hospital administrator at Rand Memorial Hos-
pital, officially opened the health expo around noon on Sunday.

She announced that the Grand Bahama Health Services plan to
establish a health education and promotion centre in July.

Noting that many of the illnesses throughout the country are
consequences of poor lifestyle choices, Ms Williams said the centre
will provide public access to assistance for health promotion and pre-
vention initiatives. The medical students of Ross University con-
ducted free glucose and high blood pressure, eye and hearing tests,
and demonstrated a breast examination.

Natural health products and samples of vegetarian items were also
on display by Dr Elvira Higgs of the Good Lifestyle Centre in
New Providence. Michelle James, health director of the Shiloh
SDA Health Department, said the church had eight main booths
under the acronym NEWSTART to promote the importance of
“nutrition, exercise, water, sunshine, temperance, air, rest, and
trust in the divine power.”

“The health fair is something we do annually and this year we
were happy to partner with Ross University to give people a holis-
tic view to dealing with their health in general.

“We felt that it was needed in the community, especially since so
many people have been affected by the spirit of recession.

Service

Assistant Professor Lyudmyla Golub of Ross University said
that community service is very important to the students at Ross. She
said more than 20 students and three doctors participated in Sun-
day’s expo. “The students wanted to show that they care by giving
something back to this community. And I am so pleased that so
many of them participated even though some students are prepar-
ing for practical exams tomorrow,” she said.

Medical student Timothy Yu, vice-president of the Student Gov-
ernment Association, said community service and health education
are the core reasons that inspired many Ross students to pursue a
career in medicine. “This partnership with Shiloh Seventh-Day
Adventist Church is the first of many opportunities for Ross Uni-
versity School of Medicine students to strengthen the Bahamian
healthcare community,” he said.Dr Elvira Higgs said that there
are healing powers in natural plants, vegetables, and fruits.

She had samples of healthy food alternatives such as tofu salad as
a substitute for conch salad, which is very high in cholesterol.

Dr Higgs said persons who are vegetarians or are considering cut-
ting meat from their diets can eat tofu which is high in protein.

“Tt is important to eat healthy plant based foods, such as veg-
etables and fruits because they contain phytochemicals and antiox-
idants, which helps to fight free radicals and cancer up to 50 per cent,
heart disease and hypertension.”

She stressed that prevention is the key. However, she said that it
is believed that persons with heart disease, diabetes, hypertension,
and cancer can go into remission or reverse their condition by eat-
ing plant based foods.

She said that water is also important and persons should drink
eight glasses a day, which helps to flush the body and keep cells
healthy. “Dehydration is opening ground for a lot of diseases.
There are about 28 different diseases that can develop in the body
by not drinking water,” she said.

Dr Higgs also said that a little exposure to sunlight provides the
body with Vitamin D. She believes that health expos are important
because it helps to educate the community about health and heal-
ing. She encouraged residents to grow their own little vegetable gar-
dens. “Eating natural foods is the way to go right now and the
whole world right now seems to be going this way,” she said.

FOCUS ON HEALTH: Learning about good lifestyles.

Gas prices expected
to rise this summer

Drivers urged to make effort to cut energy consumption

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

GAS prices are expected to rise
this summer and drivers are
warned to make an effort to
reduce energy consumption in the
face of the global economic
downturn.

Minister of State of the Min-
istry of the Environment Phen-
ton Neymour, who has responsi-
bility for public utilities, said it is
normal for gas prices to go up in
the summer and Bahamians
should anticipate a slight increase
from the current average of $3.50
per gallon.

Rising gasoline prices are
attributed to the price of oil on
the international market, which
in turn depends on the availabil-



Phenton Neymour

ity of oil and the ability of refiner-
ies to meet demand, Mr Neymour
said.

“The price of oil in the inter-
national market may not move
significantly, but if there is a high-
er demand for production at the
refineries one would see the price
increase,” he said. “Usually that is

a trend during the summer
months, and we encourage
Bahamians to take certain eco-
nomical measures.”

Drivers can save gas by keep-
ing good driving habits, ensuring
their cars are serviced regularly,
and their car tyres are inflated to
the right pressure. Another good
way of saving gas is to avoid
speeding up and breaking fre-
quently in traffic as it uses more
gasoline than coasting at a gentle
speed. Mr Neymour also recom-
mended carpooling and complet-
ing all errands in one car jour-
ney, rather than making several
short trips, which wastes gasoline.

The minister added: “At this
particular time I am not overly-
concerned about the price of
gasoline at the pumps.

“As I stated at the end of last

year, I expected the prices to fluc-
tuate, but they are around $3.50 a
gallon now which is where they
were about three years ago.”

Charles Johnson, president of
the Bahamas Retailers Associa-
tion, said: “No one has the slight-
est idea how much they will go
up, it all depends on supply and
demand on the market.

“The Bahamas has no direct
affect on the prices, so it all
depends on the international mar-
ket.”

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THE board of directors of Port Group Lim-
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Her appointment comes after an interim
stint as senior director of corporate relations
and administration.

“In this executive capacity, Mrs Moxey’s
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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
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Whereas CLIFFORD ALEXANDER
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Island of New Providence, one of the Islands
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Everything will change
with the sale of BTC

I: YOU work for Cable
Bahamas or the phone com-
panies, you may have a vague idea
that BTC's pending privatisation
(a process which began in 1997)
will bring some changes to the
Bahamian communications land-
scape.

Well, you would be wrong.

As a matter of fact, BT'C’s sale
will be a watershed for our media
and telecoms industries because
everything will change. And we do
mean everything — including ZNS
and Cable Bahamas. In fact,
reshaping the national communi-
cations landscape will probably go
down as Hubert Ingraham's great-
est legacy.

Until recently, like most others I
was a die-hard sceptic in this regard.
But after mingling with industry
representatives during a four-hour
consultation meeting at the British
Colonial Hilton last Friday, I sense
a climate of change similar to the
early 1990s, when the stultifying
state monopoly on broadcasting
was finally broken.

The immediate goal of the pre-
sent process is to sell a majority
stake in BTC to a private partner,
earning tens — if not hundreds —
of millions of dollars for the Trea-
sury while relieving the government
of the need to modernise our tele-
coms infrastructure.

But along with that, our entire
communications sector — both
telecoms and broadcasting — will
soon be opened up to competition
under a genuinely independent reg-
ulator, and ZNS will be trans-
formed from a hacked-out state
agency into a true public service
broadcaster.

The overall impact of this
reform will be like a tidal wave
washing over the island and sweep-
ing away the detritus and garbage
of the past. And we are not talking
pie in the sky here. Legislation will
be brought to parliament later this
month to create a new business
framework for the communications
industry for passage prior to the
Budget process.

This framework will include a
powerful Utilities Regulation &
Competition Authority (URCA);
a Utilities Appeal Tribunal (UAT)
to review the regulator's decisions

and mediate among licensees; and a
landmark Communications Act
governing telephony, internet, tele-
vision and radio services, as well as
maritime and aviation radio.

As further sectors are liberalised
(such as electricity and water sup-
ply), the plan is for the government
to enact new sector-specific laws
designating URCA as the single
unified regulator. The existing Pub-
lic Utilities Commission, which is
headed by former FNM parlia-
mentarian Anthony Rolle, will be
dissolved as soon as the new law
comes into effect.

The Tribunal — which will sit
only when there is a case to be
heard — will be headed by a judge
appointed by the Judicial Service
Commission. Other members —
appointed by the Tribunal presi-
dent — will include economists,
lawyers and land appraisers. Their
decisions can be appealed to the

courts.
Board

The all-powerful Authority will
be funded by license fees based on
a percentage of operator turnover,
and governed by a chief executive
officer under a five-member board.
Going forward, three non-execu-
tive directors will be selected by a
committee headed by the governor
of the Central Bank. These three
will choose a chairman from
amongst themselves.

However, in the first instance a
chairman will be appointed by the
prime minister for a renewable two-
year term. That chairman will then
appoint the remaining two non-
executive directors for renewable
three- and four-year terms respec-
tively.

Public officers and politicians
will not be eligible for this board.
The two executive directors will be
the CEO and a policy expert, who

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is now being recruited. Both the
Authority and the Tribunal will
come into force as soon as the new
legislation is enacted, and the inten-
tion is for the Authority to have
the same level of autonomy as the
Central Bank.

The Communications Act will
come into force when it is gazetted
or when BTC is privatised,
whichever comes first. In the mean-
time, the Authority will operate
under existing law while a new
communications sector policy is
drafted.

All of the documents outlining
this revolution are available
on the Internet (www.btcprivatisa-
tion.com), but none of it is set in
stone. The folks guiding the process
— who include experts from the
international accounting firm,
KPMG, and the British regulatory
law firm, Charles Russell — are
seeking input from industry leaders,
as well as you, dear reader.

Their consultation was launched
in December, primarily with BTC
and CBL. More recently it has
included others, such as radio sta-
tions. The meeting that Tough Call
attended last week was aimed at
putting the proposals into a live
context so that operators will be
able to assess how they will be
affected going forward. And the
consultation will soon expand to
involve the public in a big way.

In anticipation of just how far-
reaching these reforms are, KPMG
advisers say they are trying to avoid
a "big bang that will destabilize the
market." According to Gita Soren-
son, a director in KPMG’s eco-
nomic regulation group who spe-
cialises in the communications sec-
tor, "We want transparency so we
can get it right, but we do have a
compressed timetable to deal with
in order to take advantage of the
window of opportunity before the
Budget."

This was an oblique reference to

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the political pressure that the cur-
rent BTC privatisation team is
under to complete the seemingly
never-ending story of BTC's sale.
Most of the regulatory reforms now
underway flow from this planned
sell-off, and according to Simon
Townend, a partner at KPMG
Bahamas, there is still market inter-
est in BTC despite the economic
downturn.

The reforms call for an immedi-
ate switchover to the new regime.
When legislation is passed this
month, all broadcasters and tele-
coms operators will have to apply
for new licenses within 120 days,
unless they opt to continue their
existing licenses until expiry. But
the new licenses are expected to be
more attractive and wider ranging
in order to encourage a changeover.

"The new regime will regularise
everything that exists now under a
temporary framework," Sorenson
told the Hilton meeting. "But we
only want to regulate what needs to
be regulated going forward, and I
have spent the last 10 years helping
to set up regulatory regimes in small
island states, so am aware of what
the major pitfalls are. We are
putting a lot of effort into coming
up with robust solutions to all the
issues.”

In addition to operating licenses,
URCA will control spectrum (the
allocation of radio frequencies), as
well as telephone numbering and
Internet domain naming systems.
And for the first time, Bahamian
businesses will have to face com-
petition regulations, including pro-
visions dealing with anti-competi-
tive agreements, abuse of dominant
market position and merger con-
trols.

"In the UK a 25-30 per cent
market share is considered a sig-
nificant market position and sub-
ject to regulation,” Sorenson said.
"A consultation document will be
produced to look at competition
policy in general and to determine
what a significant market position
would be in the Bahamas. And
more work needs to be done on
what the appropriate remedies
would be for this. Market reviews
are complex and costly undertak-
ings, so we want to slim down this
process as much as possible."

The most obvious near-term

changes arising from this revolu-
tion will be the end of BTC’s
monopoly on mobile phones (with-
in two years) and CBL’s exclusivity
on cable television (which expires
later this year). Both companies
have their own fibre-optic networks
and are expected to aggressively
compete in each other's primary
markets as soon as they are able
to. In other words, BTC will intro-
duce cable tv and CBL will become
a phone company.

That's because the chief goal of
the reforms is to promote competi-
tion so that consumers can have
more and better choices with the
least amount of government inter-
vention. For example, broadcast-
ing licenses will no longer be a polit-
ical handout by the prime minis-
ter. That job will be one of URCA's
technical responsibilities.

And URCA will also be respon-
sible for developing and applying a
broadcasting code of practice, set-
ting standards and guidelines for
the electronic media for the first
time, along with a public complaints
process. Among other things, these
standards will seek to protect chil-
dren from harmful material, pro-
mote accuracy and fairness in news,
require distinctions between adver-
tising and news, and regulate polit-
ical broadcasting.

Broadcaster

The other big change — which
many thought might never happen
— is the designation of ZNS as a
public service broadcaster. This will
mean a wholesale revamping of the
way the station works and how it
relates to the government of the
day. When the Communications
Act comes into force, URCA will
undertake a full review of public
sector broadcasting and the future
role and funding of ZNS.

According to the consultation
documents, "the public service
broadcaster will initially be ZNS,
although it is possible for other con-
tent providers to apply to be a pub-
lic service broadcaster and there-
by receive funding. The Minister
will decide the specific obligations
of the public service broadcaster
after receiving recommendations
from URCA."

In order to obtain public fund-
ing, the new ZNS will have to pub-
lish a yearly plan for meeting the
public service broadcasting objec-
tives set by URCA.

And that plan must include key
performance indicators against
which ZNS will be measured, as
well as a realistic budget. These are
constraints that ZNS has never had
to contend with in the past.

"A paper is being drafted on
how public service broadcasting
works in other countries and public
opinion will be taken into account
in the final analysis," Sorenson said.

"The new regime will regularise
everything under a transparent
framework and make it more
accountable, which is important."

So instead of receiving annual
subsidies from the Treasury, the
public service broadcaster will be
funded by a levy set by parliament,
as well as by donations.

In Britain, for example, the BBC
is funded by a receiving set license
fee.

And years ago, this column sug-
gested a levy on cable television
subscriptions to provide indepen-
dent funding for ZNS so that it
could end its reliance on commer-
cial advertising and political subsi-
dies.

In other words, public service
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between the "hammer of the state
and the anvil of the market". And
principally, the goal is to detach
broadcasting from vested interests
— including the government — and
address audiences as citizens rather
than consumers.

The remaking of ZNS will occur
in an environment where the tech-
nological distinctions between text,
audio and video are eroding.

Newspapers, radio and TV sta-
tions can all distribute information
over the web or a mobile phone.

Cable operators can provide
phone service, and phone compa-
nies can provide cable service.

Ladies and gentlemen, brace
yourself. We are about to enter a
crazy, mixed up world.

What do you think?

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Laington Hilton, Percy Munnings, Derrick Burrows, Christine
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Friends may pay their last respects at the Funeral Home on
Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.
and on Thursday, April 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
and at the church from 2:00 p.m. to service time.

Coaches want Carifta team’s ‘best effort’

m By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

THE 61-member team which
has been ratified to compete in
the top athletics competition in
the region — the ‘09 Carifta
Games — officially began prac-
tice sessions at the Thomas A
Robinson stadium this week.
And a group of experienced
coaches are anticipating good
performances from the athletes.

The team is diligently prepar-
ing for the 39th Annual Carifta
Track and Field Championships,
set for April 9-14 in St Lucia.

Assistant coach Dexter Bodie
said while expectations remain
high for the group of athletes,
the most pressing matter is for
the competitors to give their best
effort.

“What I expect the athletes to
do when we reach St Lucia is to
go out there, represent their
country well and represent them-
selves well. I expect them to go
out there and leave it all on the

track. Whatever they do I do not
want them to hold anything back.
Once they get out there to run
to throw or jump we want them
to be fully confident in what they
are about to do and need to do,”
he said.

“The only thing we can do now
as coaches is to fine-tune. We can
not change anything, nor do we
expect to, all we can do is fine-
tune, keep the team together so
they can gel and really interact
with each other and once we can
get them to do that and we get
everybody on one accord, then I
am quite sure that when we reach
St Lucia we will perform at our
best.”

Bodie, head coach of the
Roadrunners track club, said the
team has sufficient balance but
he was slightly disappointed in
the number of qualifiers on the
field.

“T think we have a fairly good
balance on the track. I feel as if
we fell somewhat in the field
events because normally that is
one of our strongholds when it

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comes to Carifta because when
you look at qualifiers, based on
past years the majority of straight
qualifiers most would have been
from the field events,” he said.

“This year I think we fell a lit-
tle in that area. Hopefully next
year we will get back to what we
are used to in that regard. As far
as the field is concerned I think
we have a great balance. Once
everyone is together and once we
go out there and show why they
were selected for the team then
good things can and will happen.”

While just 25 of the 61 team
members have surpassed quali-
fying standards, Bodie said he
expects veteran Carifta perform-
ers like Nemji Burnside and
Nivea Smith to lead and mentor
the younger team members to
success.

“The veterans on this team, we
really expect them to take the
bull by the horns, step up to the
plate and let the youngsters know
what it takes to be a champion
and to get to the level they are at.
Nothing is easy and nothing is
going to come easy,” he said.

“We always say we use Carifta
as a developmental meet, but to
me Carifta is far beyond a devel-
opmental meet. We have to use
our local meets as developmental
meets to get them to the next
step. It is not going to happen at
Carifta Games, at Junior Worlds

in St Lucia

or any other international meet, it
has to begin right here.”

Wendall Collie Sr, one of the
team’s four assistant coaches
along with Bodie, Antonio Saun-
ders and Sandra Laing, reiterated
that expectations are high for this
team which could be highlighted
by a strong group of quartermil-
ers.

“Right now I think we are
expecting a lot out of this team. I
think they are in shape, they are
a little more focused and I think
this team will do really well this
Carifta,” he said. “This team has
a lot of experience and we have a
balanced squad. We have a lot
of good quartermilers so we
should have a good set of 4x 4
teams in a few of the divisions.”

Bradley Cooper, the team’s
head coach, said the adjustment
to the junior national coaching
scene should be a seamless tran-
sition with the talent level of this
year’s squad.

“After watching the athletes
over the last couple of weeks and
watching their performances, the
times, the distances they have
thrown and jumped, I am very
happy to say that as far as the
Bahamas’ team is concerned, we
will go and do our best and try
not just to bring medals but try to
get the maximum performance
and personal bests out of our ath-
letes,” he said.

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“He’s an incredible sailor,” said Martinborough of his Venezuelan
rival, who he’s looking forward to going head-to-head with in Octo-

ber.

“So I was pleased with that level of competition, Knowing that I
was able to go there and come out in the top three.”

As he looks forward to the 2009 World Sunfish Championships,
scheduled for October 16-24, Martinborough said he was just delight-
ed to go to the past two championships and prove that he’s still an

international threat.

“T’m just pleased to come back Knowing that I’m still a contender
going into the worlds where we are having it in my hometown and so
it will mean a lot for me to do well at this event,” he said.

The last time the Bahamas hosted the championship was in 1988
when Martinborough gracefully took advantage of being at home and

won his historic third title.

“It’s been about two decades since we had it, but I feel good
about it coming back,” he said. “We have been racing a lot on the
local scene and the competition has been good pushing me.

“So I think by the time the world championships come in October,
we should have a very good team in the event. We should have

about 15 entries in the event.”

As the leader of the pack, Martinborough said he just wants to
make sure that he’s ready to do his part in keeping the Bahamas’
name in the forefront at the end of the championships.

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Four to be inducted into Hall of Fame

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

he Bahamas’ list of

inductees into the

International Soft-

ball Federation

(ISF) Hall of Fame
has now climbed to 11 with four
being enshrined in the Class of
2009 at Government House on
April 24.

Richard ‘the Lion-Heart’
Johnson, the talented pitcher,
Eleuthera’s Austin ‘King Snake’
Knowles, a long-time executive,
and Grand Bahama’s Candice
DeGregory-Culmer, a renowned
outfielder and Godfrey Pinder, a
women’s national coach, are the
recipients.

The historic ceremony is
scheduled to take place in the
ballroom under the patronage
of Governor General Arthur
Hanna. Don Porter, represent-
ing the ISF, is expected to per-
form the induction ceremony.

While DeGregory-Culmer will
be the second athlete and the
first female to be inducted,
Knowles will be the first merito-
rious (deserving reward or
praise) person inducted.

Johnson, the third athlete to
be inducted, is considered one
of the best pitchers to have per-
formed on the mound and Pin-
der was one of the coaches of
the women’s national team that
finished third in the world.

A number of other persons,
according to federation presi-
dent Rommel Knowles, will also
be inducted into the Bahamas
Softball Federation’s Hall of
Fame for their contribution to
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“This is a historic induction
for us,” said Knowles about the
ceremony.

“We have some very distin-
guished persons who will be
inducted during the ceremony.”

The quartet will bring the
Bahamian list of ISF inductees
to 11.

The late Leon ‘Apache’
Knowles was the first person
inducted in 1987 as a
player/coach. He was followed
by Churchill Tener-Knowles in
1991 as the first administra-

tor/organiser.
In 1997, Neko Grant was
inducted as an

administrator/organiser. He was
followed by the late Arthur ‘Old
Art’ Thompson as the first
umpire in 2001.

The Bahamas had three
inductees in 2003, inclusive of
Greg Christie as an administra-
tor; Sidney ‘Bobby Baylor’ Fer-
nander as a coach and Dudley
‘Douggie’ Smith as a player.

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Hall why I was playing, believe me. I was playing for

the love of the sport and the camaraderie of the guys
that I was playing with.”

he was “awe struck” to be
included in such an elite field of
international softballers.
“They have done so much
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me, I’m flattered that they even
considered me to be in the Hall.
This is a milestone,” he said.
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was playing with.”

Since the age of 12, Johnson
started playing and he didn’t
stop until he was about 41. He
will celebrate his 52nd birthday
on August 4.

During his career, Johnson
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and revived pitcher to play local-
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for just as long a period.

Most people will remember
the 19 innings he pitched in a 2-
1 win over New Zealand at the
1980 ISF Men’s World Champi-
onships.

He also struck out 12 and
hurled a nine-inning shutout no-
hit win over Mexico for the
bronze medal.

But Johnson quickly reminded
everybody that the day before
he pitched the 19-innings, he did
10 innings and the day prior to
that, he pitched nine innings for
a total of 36 innings in three
days.

“A lot of times, the longer I
pitched, the better I got in any
given setting,” he said.

Having hung up his gloves and
turned his attention on his bank-
ing career, Johnson said he’s
looking forward in about two to
three years to come back in
another capacity and make
another significant contribution
to the sport that he loves.

“The sport needs us to come

back, whether it as a coach or
an administrator, so I’m looking
forward to doing something
again,” he said.

One of those administrators
who left his mark behind was
Austin Knowles. He thanked the
ISF and the BSF for bestowing
the recognition on him.

“T’m very grateful for that,”
said Knowles, who spent more
than 40 years in the sport, serv-
ing as one of the founders of the
BSF and later becoming the
president from 1977-1980.

Known as the “Grand Daddy
of softball” in the Bahamas,
Knowles has sponsored many
local teams and even those who
have traveled abroad.

To show their gratitude, the
BSF began the Austin Knowles
High School Softball Tourna-
ment in 2000. The tournament is
one of the most popular ones in
the sport.

Although they could not be
reached for comments, DeGre-
gory-Culmer was the co-captain
of the women’s national team
that won the bronze at the
World Games in 1981.

She also played in two ISF
Women’s World Champi-
onships, four Central Amateur
Softball Tournaments and six
Central American and
Caribbean Softball Confedera-
tion tournaments for the
Bahamas as an outfielder.

And Pinder, who switched
from playing to coaching, was
involved in the women’s pro-
gramme for at least a decade,
including making the trip to the
World Games where the
Bahamas won the bronze. He
also coached national teams in a
number of Caribbean tourna-
ments.

A victory for sailor Donnie Martinborough

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

DONNIE Martinborough, preparing for the
39th Sunfish World Championships in Montagu
Bay in October, got back in the groove on the
international scene with a victory and third place

finish over the last two weeks.

Competing at the International Masters Cham-
pionships in Davis Island, Tampa, Florida, Mart-
inborough clinched his first victory in the champi-
onships over the weekend of March 13-16.

In Clearmount, Florida, he placed third at the
Sunfish Midwinter National & Team Racing
Championships, held March 19-22.

“Tt feels really good. I haven’t won a series in the
United States in a while, so to win the Masters

Martinborough, who has been competing since
he was 16, won the first two races in the series
and eventually held off the field of 55 interna-
tional competitors.

“T felt really comfortable in the boat and I went
on to sail the next eight races and held on for the
win. So I was excited about the masters. Conditions
were light and variable, so it really tested the con-

ditions of the sailors.”

The real estate agent, who set the pace as the
first sailor to win more than two world titles, earn-
ing his feats in 1983, 1985 and 1988, lost out to
Eduardo Cordero, who is the seven-time Sunfish
World champion.

While Martinborough competed in the masters

category, Cordero and second place finisher David

ment.

Championships is a really good feeling,” said the

49-year-old multiple world champion.

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LOCAL NEWS

Crackdown on gambling

FROM page one

of illegal gambling for some time.

Chuck’s Liquor Store, and 19-Hole Liquor Store in the Freeport area. }

He warned that police will continue to monitor businesses suspected i ) : ‘
: for Finance Zhirvargo Laing

? told The Tribune that govern-
? ment was planning to meet with
? the CRNM over the EU's com-
? ments on this country's services

: the specifics of those comments,

of illegal gambling activities.
FROM page one

agency.

Shortly after, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham stated in his first
national address for the year, that
his Government is committed to a
reform of the public service and to
instilling a “new culture of excel-
lence in the service of the Bahami-
an people...a culture which is hos-
tile to slackness and corrupt prac-
tices.”

Bahamas Public Service Union
President John Pinder said the
exercise at the government agen-
cies was a good thing as it paved
the way for younger, educated offi-
cers to move up in their respective
departments.

The maneouvres at the Depart-
ment come after allegations of cor-
ruption, and as Government takes
steps to recoup millions of dollars
in funds owed it by various busi-
nesses.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of
Finance this week issued a govern-
ment notice calling for interested
legal firms to submit expressions
of interest to provide consultancy
services in relation to Govern-

Vacant senior

programme.”

Govt ‘unlikely’

FROM page one

Search warrants were executed at six businesses, including Mega Hits } ©! the outcome of consultations

and Explorers Liquor Store in the downtown area, and 3Js Restaurant, : with the private sector," the

source said.
Last week, Minister of State

schedule.
While he declined to get into

ment’s “Customs modernisation } Mr Laing said they relate to

? whether or not the Bahamas is

The chosen firm is being asked }
to assist government in updating }
the country’s 40-year-old customs }
legislation so that it is in compli- }
ance with global best practices and }

the requirements of the Economic
Partnership Agreement and World
Trade Organisation.

to be refreshed. Our long term goal } some questions they might have
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top of that.”

prepared to offer a larger por-
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PTA hits out at Carl Bethel

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

FREEPORT - The Parents
Teachers Association at Eight Mile
Rock High School said Education
Minister Carl Bethel has let the
entire school down by only now
breaking his silence about allega-
tions of molestation.

Troy Garvey, PTA president,
said Minister Bethel has broken his
silence four months too late.

“He has dropped the ball, he has
let the people in this school down —
the children, teachers and adminis-
tration — because of his lack of
response to the problem at Eight
Mile Rock High,” said Mr Garvey
on Tuesday.

Three teachers at the school have
now been removed over concerns
of alleged molestation of students.

A male teacher has fled the coun-
try and is now being sought by
police in connection with allega-
tions of unnatural sexual inter-
course.

Police investigations are still
underway concerning a female
teacher and second male teacher.

Mr Garvey blames the Ministry
of Education for failing to take the
necessary steps to keep the Trinida-
dian teacher in the country.

“They had him signing in every
day and he was under investigation.
He should never have been able to
take his passport and leave this
country,” he said.

The Ministry of Education is now
planning to implement measures to
have all new teachers vetted by
police before they are employed in
the public school system.

Safety committees made up of
parents, students, teachers, and
administration will also be appoint-
ed in the schools.

Although Mr Garvey is pleased
that such measures are being taken
by the ministry, he said it is long
overdue and has come at the
expense of students at Eight Mile
Rock High.

He thanked members of the Un-
ty is Strength Movement, particu-
larly Rastas Daniel Moree and Jah
Shiloh, who initially brought the
matter to the PTA’s attention after
a former student confided in the
men.

“Silence gives consent and we
want to know how the minister
could remain silent on such a seri-
ous problem that was going on at
Eight Mile Rock High.

“He is just breaking his silence
yesterday when this thing has been
going on almost four months now.
He did not even come to EMR to

break his silence,” Mr Garvey said.

“All we wanted was a little word
of encouragement, ‘we hear your
cry, we feel your pain, we are deal-
ing with it,’ that is all we needed to
hear,” he said.

Sandra Taylor, vice president of
the PTA, said it is sad that some
persons at the school knew what
was going on and said nothing
about it.

She said that the PTA and its
members have been criticised for
speaking out and making the matter
public.

Despite accusations that he is
motivated by politics, Mr Garvey
stressed that the PTA is concerned
about the well being of students
and teachers and not concerned
about politics.

He claims that the problem of
sexual abuse also exists at other
schools on Grand Bahama, but peo-
ple are keeping it silent.

“T will be lending my assistance
to other schools here because per-
sons have been calling me for help.

“We have to bring closure to
these other schools as well. I under-
stand that a teacher was fired from
another school - a private school
in Freeport — for the same thing,
and it was not reported until a week
later. We must stop remaining silent
and turning a blind eye,” he said.



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FROM LEFT: 7ribune Managing Director Roger Carron, at the airport before leaving the Bahamas for an

appointment in Florida, was one of the first to be served by Raymond Rahming and Terry Tsavousis at the
grand opening of the new Wendy’s restaurant in the domestic lounge.

Awareness

FROM page one

bia on Monday.

Prime Minister Ingraham also outlined the per-
tinent issues that are confronting the global com-
munity, which include:

¢ Getting the economies of our world on a sound
footing for positive real growth and stability in
order to generate once again high quality and sus-
tainable employment

¢ Making genuine, equitable progress in pro-
tecting the international financial system, includ-
ing attending to those weaknesses in regions not
ordinarily regarded as presenting such challenges

¢ Mobilising capital to fund the continuing eco-
nomic growth and development needs of coun-
tries, particularly more vulnerable developing
countries and doing so in a manner that does not
inhibit long-term growth and development
prospects.

"We are facing extraordinarily difficult and
uncertain times. Most of our economies would
record negative growth, declining tourist receipts,
reduced levels of foreign direct investments,
increased fiscal deficits, escalating levels of public
sector debt and rising unemployment.

"In such times leaders must be clear in their
purpose and firm in their resolve. They must resist
the temptation to find illusionary causes for or
solutions to our global dilemma. Rather, we must
focus sharply on the real issues and address our-
selves in the most determined way to resolving
them. The fate of our people depend upon our
doing so," said the nation's chief.

Mr Ingraham acknowledged the support of the
IDB, the Inter-American Investment Corporation
and the Multilateral Investment Fund through
programmes and instruments such as the FIN-
PYME and the Liquidity Programme for Growth
Sustainability.

He also noted that due to the global financial

PM calls for world leaders
to resist ‘illusionary fixes’

downturn, middle income countries like the
Bahamas have turned to multilateral institutions
such as the IDB, adding that the Bahamas was in
support of increasing the bank’s capital.

"We view the increase in the Bank’s ordinary
capital and in particular the replenishment of the
Fund for Special Operations as vital, especially
as greater support will be needed during the cur-
rent global crisis.

"Prior to the global downturn many of us looked
to the private financial markets to fund essential
capital projects. The conditions nowadays of the
financial markets are such that countries that
would not have otherwise done so may now have
to resort to seeking funding from multilateral insti-
tutions such as the Inter-American Development
Bank. This will be especially true for middle
income countries such as my country, The
Bahamas,” he said.

"We look forward to the Bank developing a
new institutional strategy that makes effective use
of additional resources to support social safety
net programmes, poverty and inequality reduc-
tion, infrastructure investments and climate
change. Similarly we look forward to the re-eval-
uation of the Bank’s private sector policy in order
to support the region’s development and explo-
ration of other measures to help expand capital
flows to the public and private sectors of our
region. These initiatives are of special concern to
us.

"Finally, we urge the Bank to continue its role as
the institutional standard-bearer for the region
and in its determination as a key interlocutor in the
dialogue between member countries, the public
sector, the private sector, and civil society in the
region,” said Mr Ingraham.

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If not now ....When?

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FROM page one

toms Department, which will
force the brokerage firm out of
business.

Describing the company as one
of his children, Mr Ritchie said
he is doing all he can to ensure
that it survives and still plans to
speak with the Prime Minister as
soon as he returns from his trip to
Colombia sometime today.

In his press statement and
video released to the media yes-
terday, Mr Ritchie provided doc-
umentation suggesting that his
company on a single transaction
overpaid on a shipment by more
than $55,000.

Paying Customs $66,303.94 to
clear the shipment on June 10,
2007, Global United was issued
a “miscellaneous refunds claim”
valued at $55,253.28 only 10 days
later on the same shipment. How-
ever, these funds, Mr Ritchie said,
were never received by his com-

pany.

Alleged scam

“Based on this documentation,
GUL has a credit with the
Department of Customs. Wanting
to have the issue addressed, I per-
sonally delivered several letters
to a very senior Customs officer
who promised to investigate the
matter and deal with it.

“This ain’t Shirley Street. This
is a two-way street. We paid Cus-
toms tons of money that we nev-
er collected, but we paid because
we owed them.

“To date, and to the best of my
knowledge, these refunds have
not been paid to GUL. What’s
more, we have been told that
some refunds may have in fact
been paid, but not to GUL. It has
been almost two years now and
our letters have still not been
answered,” he said.

Doing over $125 million worth
of business a year, Mr Ritchie
said GUL would annually pay the

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government anywhere from $70
and $80 million. And during this
period, Mr Ritchie said, he was
owed anywhere between $13 and
$15 million.

When asked how he could
insist that it was government that
was forcing him out of business
when the courts had ordered the
immediate payment of the out-
standing funds before any
attempts were made to reconcile
the balances, Mr Ritchie said that
during any court matter both par-
ties can still come to some form of
agreement.

Mr Ritchie also explained that
these outstanding monies are not
funds owed by his company to
government in terms of taxes, but
the balances of his trade payables
which were “abruptly” called in
by government.

“IT am a man of integrity and
my company will pay what it owes
no matter how long it takes,” Mr
Ritchie said.

“But it seems to me that, based
on the documentation in my pos-
session, that the government also
owes my company money. I look
forward to a meeting as soon as
possible in order to resolve and
settle these matters,” Mr Ritchie
said.

Calls to officials at the Customs
Department for comment were
not returned up to press time last
night.

US counterfeit notes
in Grand Bahama

FREEPORT - The police
wishes to advise the public that
recently there has been a pro-
liferation of US counterfeit cur-
rency notes in Grand Bahama.

The fake notes are of the
2004 and 2006 series and are in
denominations of $20, $50, and
$100.

Asst Supt Wellbourne Bootle
said the notes are of poor qual-
ity and should not be accepted
as legal tender.

He said members of the pub-
lic should exercise extreme cau-
tion when accepting US cur-
rency, especially in poorly lit
areas.

Persons coming in possession
of any of these notes are asked
to contact the nearest police sta-
tion or 911.





THE TRIBUNE

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WEDNESDAY,

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2009

SECTION B ¢ business@tribunemedia.net



Capital frustration
for entrepreneurs

m@ By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

ACCESS to capital remains a
sore spot for small Bahamian
business owners and entrepre-
neurs, with three yesterday
expressing their frustrations that
an inability to obtain commercial
bank loans had impeded expan-
sion plans and, in one case, cost
a couple $29,000.

One small business owner,
Devito Bodie, 30, told the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce and US Embassy’s Busi-
ness Development Seminar that
he had tried unsuccessfully sev-
eral times to obtain a loan or
grant to expand his home-based
baking business, with no luck.

Mr Bodie told Tribune Busi-
ness that his obligations to his
wife, five children and the oven
inhibit his making regular
deposits into his bank account,
thus reducing his chances of
qualifying for a commercial bank
loan.

He said that should he get a
grant to expand his business, he
would be able to turn even his
waste products into revenue
earners.

Mr Bodie, who bakes and sells
coconut and pineapple tarts in
New Providence, has been doing
so successfully since 2002. “My
tarts are know from Lyford Cay
to Winton,” he said.

He began his business when
the economy took a nosedive in
2001, following the September
11 tragedy, when he was laid off
from his newly-found job at the
Ocean Club.

When Mr Bodie received a
grant from the Government-
sponsored self-starter pro-
gramme, he was able to pur-

SEE page 3B

Airport targets ‘better than’ 50% loss slash

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
Airport

a
Develop- :
Company (NAD) : N AD

aiming to slash oper- ease Fenn
ating losses at Lynden

Pindling Internation-

al Airport (LPIA) by “a little better”
than 50 per cent by the close of its 2010
financial year, its chief financial officer
told Tribune Business yesterday, despite
a 10-15 per cent decline in passenger traf-
fic for 2009 to date.

Today marks two years since NAD
took over operational/management
responsibility for LPIA, and Stewart
Steeves, who is also the company’s acting
chief executive, said that despite the
decline in passenger traffic the airport’s
cash flows were still in line with projec-
tions.

He explained that NAD was looking to
cut the airport’s operating losses by 50
per cent or better, compared to the red
ink inherited when it took over on April
1, 2007, by the end of its next financial
year on June 30, 2010.

“Three years after we took over, we
will have cut it a little better than in half,”
Mr Steeves told Tribune Business. “Look-
ing forward to next year’s plans, we'll
probably cut the operating loss in half or
better.

“That’s even on the back of declining
passenger traffic, given the current eco-
nomic situation. If not for that, we’d be
doing even better.”

Mr Steeves explained that although the
extent of the decline in traveller num-
bers passing through LPIA varied from
month to month, for 2009 year-to-date
this was between 10-15 per cent.

He added: “It’s having an impact.
We're seeing a passenger decline, depend-
ing on the month we’re in, of 10-15 per
cent year-over-year. It’s in that kind of
range.”

Yet NAD had been able to contain and
manage its costs to such an extent,
through what Mr Steeves described as

he Nassau

Shopping mall site gets
2,000 hits in 3 months

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A BAHAMIAN online shop-
ping website yesterday told Tri-
bune Business that it had
received more than 2,000 con-
sumer hits since starting opera-
tions shortly after the New Year,
with some of the 30 businesses it
hosts having closed sales with
customers as far away as Fin-
land.

Damien Humes, marketing
manager for Bahamas Virtual
Mall, said the website was
intended to provide a “show-
case” that Bahamian companies
could use for greater exposure to
an international audience,
expanding their reach and cre-
ative talents beyond this nation.

“The sky’s the limit,” Mr
Humes told Tribune Business.
“We’ve just opened to the pub-



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Thirty businesses
hosted enjoy sales as
far afield as Finland

lic at the beginning of this year,
January 3, and from that time
we’ve had 2,000 viewings so far.

“Right now, we’re boasting
that we’re the largest mall in the
Bahamas, because we have 30
businesses on line with us. The
main thing about the site is that
we can host businesses that sell
products, and businesses that can
advertise without having physi-
cal things they can sell, like
insurance and real estate.

“From the beginning, we’ve
been broadening our database
of stores. We’ve hired sales rep-
resentatives to bring in more
companies, so people have a
broader base of stores to choose
from.”

To date, Mr Humes said most
of the sales generated through
Bahamas Virtual Mall, whose
web address is
www.shopbvm.com, had been to
international customers - located
in nations ranging from Finland
to the US.

Among the businesses that
had generated the best online
sales to date, he added, were
Rolle’s Auto and Hardware and
Universal Beauty Supplies.
Bahamas Virtual Mall handled
delivery and all key aspects of a
transaction, including payments
from customers to the business-
es they hosted.

Among the businesses cur-
rently hosted by Bahamas Vir-
tual Mall are Jim Whitehead,
the Nassau Florist; Classy Kids
Boutique; Daddy’s Toy Box;
Lignum Technologies; EZ Elec-
tronics; T.N.C. Total Nutrition

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* $265m first phase financing $17m ‘oversubscribed’

* NAD adjusted to market conditions, dropping $20m second phase slice and
putting in $10m of own cash, with $1.5m per month spend reducing costs

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“more efficiency and decision-making in
how we spend money”, that the negative
impact on top-line revenues was having
no effect on cash flow/liquidity projec-
tions.

“We have managed it to the point
where we don’t see any increase in fees
beyond what we originally projected, and
are providing the cash flow projected
despite the decline in passenger traffic,”
Mr Steeves told Tribune Business.

“We can take the current decline and
produce the same cash flow before the
decline occurred, without raising rates.”

And he added: “The objective is to
generate positive operating income,
excluding the passenger facility fee. The
idea is that the passenger facility fee is a
revenue source for capital costs, and to
repay the debt.

“The idea is that the operating cash
flow, from retail and the rest, will be
increasingly sufficient to cover the oper-
ating costs, so that the passenger facility
fee can cover the capital costs. We’re cer-
tainly making great strides on that objec-
tive.”

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Mt Steeves said that while NAD would
assess every fee it levied “over time, each
in their own different way”, all charges
would “stay rate competitive, staying on
par with the average for the airports in the
Caribbean region”.

“It’s a solid goal,” he explained,
“because we'll be staying ‘on average’
with the region, but are not an average
airport.”

Mr Steeves explained that this was
because LPIA would have brand new
infrastructure compared to the Caribbean
regional airports it was benchmarked
with. The Bahamas’ main entry/exit point
was also unique, in respect to the
Caribbean, in that it enjoyed US pre-
clearance status, and was effectively three
airports in one, with those US-bound pas-
sengers joined by other international and
domestic travellers.

“That makes it more complicated, and
by virtue of that complication, more
expensive,” Mr Steeves said of LPIA.
“By staying competitive, in spite of being
a three-section airport, that’s a solid place
to be when we finish.”

Mr Steeves said the $265 million financ-
ing, which will fund the first stage con-
struction of LPIA’s $409.5 million rede-
velopment, was $17 million oversub-
scribed.

NAD had initially sought to raise $310
million in the first phase, but Mr Steeves
said the company had to adjust its plans,
and alter the amount it was seeking from
each of the three financing tranches, in
response to market conditions.

He explained that the $310 million tar-

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Business Reporter
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BAHAMIANS still have
“reasons to rejoice” during eco-
nomic recession, the president
of Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) said
yesterday, during a business
development seminar at the
British Colonial Hilton yester-
day.

Gregory Bethel said reces-
sions provided a unique oppor-
tunity for business-minded peo-
ple to prepare for the upswing
that the economy will eventual-
ly take, using the down-time to
streamline their businesses.

He said business goes in
cycles, “the economy expands
and contracts”, and employers
can expect good times and diffi-
cult times.

“You use the good times to
plan for the bad times, and the
bad times to find unique oppor-
tunities,” said Mr Bethel.
“Recessions remind us that we
will be better prepared for the
next recession.”

He said Bahamian businesses
should work hard not lose one
single customer because of bad
service, and should reduce
expenses that are not absolutely
necessary. Employees should not
do anything to jeopardise their
jobs.

Mr Bethel said recessions help
to cleanse business operations
of inefficiencies that may exist
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The right ‘tools’ will make marketing work

There is a popular adage that
says: “Your current customer is
your next customer.” Meaning
that how well you treat your cur-
rent client will determine your
success moving forward. During
this economic downturn it is
most important that every busi-
ness owner puts their best foot
forward, and ensures that their
employees do the same.

Business owners must take
advantage of various promo-

tional tools such as:

* Pens

* Coffee mugs

* Hats

* T-shirts

* Tote Bags

In fact, you can use these pro-
motional tools to market your
business by having your compa-
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ous items. These are all tried,
tested and proven promotional
tools, which can also serve as

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A Nassau-based wealth man-
agement software provider yes-
terday announced that Genesis
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and already migrated 95 per cent
of its funds on to the new plat-
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International Private Banking
Systems (IPBS) said Genesis
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Legal Notice

NOTICE

MIN MIN & MIKE CO. LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

GOLDEN DEWDROP LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 27th day of March 2009. The Liquidator

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
VENUS INT’L HOLDINGS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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Manager, IPBS/Mutual Funds
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Antoine Bastian, Genesis
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our clients. The IPBS modules
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risks that we may face.”

Genesis provides boutique
administrative services to hedge
fund managers, commodity pool
operators, family offices, banks
and trust companies, and high
net worth individuals from with-
in the Bahamas.

The IPBS system chosen by
Genesis will automate all back
office processes that were previ-
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ware vendors, thus streamlining
the system and reducing the risk
of error. The IPBS system incor-
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as an integral part of the funds
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While most promotional flyers
and marketing letters have a
short lifespan, in most cases end-
ing up collecting dust or in a
garbage pile, items such as pens,
coffee mugs, hats, t-shirts and
tote bags have a longer lifespan.
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As IPBS uses a single entry
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Mr Bastian said: “The IPBS
system is able to meet the very
broad range of requirements we
have for our business and, impor-
tantly, is competitively priced. It
is also important to us that we
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who is close at hand to support
us going forward. The team at
IPBS have provided us with
excellent service, and we are con-
fident that our goals of achieving
industry best practice and regu-
latory compliance are going to
be achieved.”

Bruce Raine, IPBS’s founder
and president, said: “The
Bahamas continues to be a
favourable investment environ-
ment, and more fund managers
are looking to Genesis for fund
administration services. By
investing in a modern, integrated
technology platform to support
their operations, Genesis will
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service and lower operational
risk, while ensuring compliance
mandates are met.”

Legal Notice

NOTICE

PARAMOUNT OVERSEAS LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
DICKSONIA LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
THE BROOKS RIVER SIDE LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

your client and other potential
clients. However, at the end of
the day, we all know that it boils
down to excellent and excep-
tional customer service. So, the
next time you are devising a
marketing strategy to promote
your business, remember the
power behind promotional tools
and that ‘Image is Everything’.

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Airport targets ‘better
than’ 50% costs slash

FROM page 1B

get included $20 million that was
earmarked for spending on LPI-
A’s stage two redevelopment,
ensuring that construction could
roll smoothly into that phase
while stage one was being com-
pleted.

Mr Steeves said that, given
that stage one construction costs
were pegged at just under $200
million, NAD had still raised
enough to ensure a seamless
transition from that phase into
stage two.

But rather than push for the
extra $20 million in the current
financing round, Mr Steeves said
that given market conditions,
NAD decided to wait and obtain
this later on through long-term
refinancing, rather than expand-
ing the stage one revolving cred-
it facility to accommodate it.

And while NAD had initially
sought to keep its cash resources
“out of the equation”, Mr
Steeves said that given that it
had more cash on hand than
anticipated, it committed $10
million of this to the stage one
financing.

NAD had also been spending
$1.5 million per month on
designs and other works relat-

ed to the redevelopment. Giv-
en that the financing round
closed later than expected, in
late March as opposed to
autumn 2008, Mr Steeves said
this monthly spend meant the
company did not need to raise as
much.

Initial construction tenders
had come in slightly below bud-
geted costs, Mr Steeves added,
providing another saving.
“When you put all that together,
it allowed us to pull back from
$310 million to $265 million,” he
explained. “It was not a massive
restructuring. The $265 million
was all we needed to complete
phase one, which was the objec-
tive.”

Mr Steeves told Tribune Busi-
ness that NAD sold more of the
first stage financing in the
Bahamas “than we had original-
ly planned.

“Pretty much everything was
sold to Bahamas investors or
banks operating in the
Bahamas,” Mr Steeves said.
“Not everything, but pretty
much.”

Tribune Business understands
that most of the financing was
taken up by Bahamas-based
banks.

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(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 27th day of March 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

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(Liquidator)

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Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 27th day of March 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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PRIME NOVIUS INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

Bahamas.

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THE TRIBUNE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009, PAGE 3B





lm By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

SMALL businesses are at
risk during the global recession
because most do not have “deep
pockets” to carry them through
the bad times, a former finance
minister said yesterday, but sug-
gested that they not cut mar-
keting spending.

James Smith, addressing the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce and US Embassy’s Busi-

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ness Development Seminar, said
small businesses should consid-
er making short-term survival
plans in an effort survive the
economic downturn. He said the
recession was a direct result of
what was going in the US. and
contended that it will continue
into the 2010 third quarter.

Mr Smith said this being the
case, Bahamian businesses
would have no choice but to
reduce staff and implement a
hiring freeze within their com-
pany. He said those who were

most recently hired were most at
risk of being let go from a com-

pany.

Mr Smith added that during
times like these employees
should make an extra effort to
impress their employers by
putting in longer hours and
being more productive.

As an added incentive to
obtain and maintain customers,
Mr Smith suggested companies
offer inducements and pay close
attention to their competition
in the market. He cited Sub-

way’s seven-foot long sandwich
deal as such an inducement that
would possibly entice repeat
customers to continue their busi-
ness, and also attract new busi-
ness.

Mr Smith said businesses
should also focus their efforts
during this time on collecting
outstanding payments, and keep
accounts receivables low.

Mr Smith added that, as pop-
ular belief would have it, the
credit market has not dried up
and there was capital available

Small firms are urged:
Maintain marketing

to help small businesses contin-
ue to run during these difficult
economic times.

Providence Advisors’ chief
executive, Kenwood Kerr, said
businesses and individuals have
to be nimble and flexible to
adjust to changing market situ-
ations. He said an emphasis
should be placed on strength-
ening customer loyalty and
implementing a plan, if small
businesses are to expand or
emerge out of the current finan-
cial downturn.



SHOPPING, from 1B

Centre; Toddler and Baby
World; Games and Things; and
Da Basement.

Mr Humes said the Bahamas
Virtual Mall concept was devel-
oped by its chief executive,
Vaughan Burrows, and two part-
ners, Jermaine Rolle and Kent
Bazzard.

He explained that they felt
that a website that hosted
Bahamian businesses, and
enabled them to sell their prod-
ucts via e-commerce, would
allow Nassau-based companies
to expand their market reach to
the Family Islands and beyond.

Most Bahamian-owned busi-
nesses were founded on an
import base, and Mr Humes said
Bahamas Virtual Mall, by show-
casing Bahamian-made products
and creativity, could help firms -
especially small ones and start-
ups - last in business for longer
by providing them with an



export avenue.

A website hosting businesses
and their products would also
help small businesses, ‘mom and
pop’ operations and stay-at-
home mothers reach the target
market for their goods and ser-
vices.

Currently, Bahamas Virtual
Mall charges its business clients
$20 per month to showcase 100
products, and a $25 set-up fee.
However, Mr Humes said the
site was prepared to be flexible
given the current economic situ-
ation.

While Bahamas Virtual Mall
was generating only $1,000 per
month in revenues at present,
Mr Humes said this was not crit-
ical yet, given that the site’s pri-
ority was to attract companies
and products it could host.

“It’s not about getting money
from it, but telling businesses
how this exists and how they can
generate money from it,” Mr
Humes added. “The more busi-
nesses we have online, the more

NOTICE

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No. 45 of 2000









In Voluntary Liquidation




money we will get from having a
surplus of businesses and prod-
ucts in the store.

“We’re trying to get more
Bahamian businesses, the jams
and coconut creations, selling to
the international market and
showing off their creativity.

“People will start to recognise
the Bahamas as not only a place
where they feel the sun, sand
and sea, but can purchase from
talented vendors here. We have
talented vendors, but they need
to find a way to reach the
world.”

Mr Humes said Bahamas Vir-
tual Mall also hoped to inspire
the next Bahamian generation
to make full use of the technol-
ogy available to it, and was look-
ing at holding workshops to
show Bahamians there were
“other ways to make money
than working in a hotel or sell-
ing a service.

“We’re excited to open a busi-
ness like this to show Bahamians
they can make money from this;

there is another way to make
money.”

When asked whether the
absence of an Automated Clear-
ing House (ACH), and the
Bahamian commercial banking
system’s inability to settle e-com-
merce transactions purchased
with debit/credit cards, Mr
Humes said this was not a prob-
lem for Bahamas Virtual Mall
because it was working with
Bank of the Bahamas Interna-
tional to settle all credit card
transactions.

Currently, all sales by the
site’s clients, which are paid for
by credit card, and then cleared
every Thursday via cheque pay-
ment to the vendors from
Bahamas Virtual Mall.

“Let the world see we have
quality merchants,” Mr Humes
said. “We feel this could be as
big as any of the online business
communities in the US and
Europe. We just need the
Bahamian people to see the
vision.”

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NOTICE
GLOBINA MOUNTAIN INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, (No. 45 of 2000),
HILBERRY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED, is in dissolu-
tion. Totalserve Management Limited is the Liquidator and
can be contacted at 17 Gr. Xenopoulou Street 3106 Limassol,
Cyprus. All persons having claims against the above-named
company are required to send their names, addresses and par-
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TOTALSERVE MANAGEMENT LIMITED

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NOTICE

DOUBLE SCREEN INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
VUADENS INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 22nd day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 18th day of March 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
QUASETTE INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 2nd day of October 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
MEADOWBROOK LANE INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 20th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

‘Reasons to rejoice’ despite recession

employment should prove themselves crucial to the success of
their company.

Mr Bethel also implored those individuals who are still
employed to keep spending money. He warned that a increase in
saving could cause the economy to further contract, leading to a
prolonged recession.

“If you have some disposable income go and spend some
money,” Mr Bethel said. “If all of us stopped spending money, the
economy would die.

“Those of you who still have a good job and who have managed
your finances well, continue borrowing and spending and giving.”

He also urged participants in the seminar, put on by the
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and US Embassy, to engage in
domestic tourism and patronise Family Island hotels and resorts.

Mr Bethel reminded the audience that no country is unaffect-
ed by the global recession, but said Bahamians should not be con-
sumed by the “doom and gloom” surrounding it.

He said Bahamians should use the recession as an opportuni-
ty to learn about the economies this country depends on for
economic prosperity, in order to learn to tap into their resources.

“Take more time to read and understand what’s happening out-
side the Bahamas,” said Mr Bethel.

TMT UC Tes

chase an industrial mixer that expanded his business greatly.
However, now he needs to expand again, but cannot find the
money to do so.

Mr Bodie argued that he has a $1 million product and no
financial backing. He added that in order to increase his business
he has taken on an employee, his “educationally challenged”
cousin, to assist him. He pays him $100 per week for opening
coconuts and sundry chores, which has further burdened his
revenue while slightly increasing his productivity.

“The problem is he doesn’t drive,” said Mr Bodie. “And what
T really need to do is increase distribution.

“T would like to stay in my kitchen and cook, but I have to pre-
pare, cook and distribute.”

Mr Bodie’s business can bring him as much as $200 per day, and
could generate much more if he had the capital to invest in a chip-
per that could “turn the mountain of coconut bark in my back
yard into mulch”.

Quinty Sears, a government employee and entrepreneur, told
Tribune Business that she and her husband lost almost $29,000
trying to start a business in Freeport.

She said their rental car business plan was turned down by the
Bahamas Development Bank (BDB) because numerous car
rental companies loans were in arrears.

Mrs Sears and her husband have since started a pressure wash-
ing company, and are saving those profits in the hope of buying
cars for the rental company.

Like Mr Bodie, they have not met with much luck in borrow-
ing money from commercial banks or the BDB, but continue to
press forward in pursuit of their business.

Legal Notice

NOTICE
TILEAN VALLEY LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 9th day of March 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
EBONIQUE
MOUNTAIN CORP.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 25th day of February 2009. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



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Cooking for —
scholarships

@ By LLOYD ALLEN

Tribune Features Reporter

lallen@tribunemedia.net

RECENTLY a group of high school seniors took
part in a cooking competition sponsored by the
Chef Petty cooking show, the Ministry of Educa-
tion (MOE), Ministry of Tourism (MOT), the
Bahamas Hotel Association, and Keiser University.

The event which took place in
mid-March, offered the top three
competitors scholarships to the
renowned Keiser University
school of Culinary Arts.

Representative from Keiser
University Darren Durrum
explained that the top three com-
petitors would receive $5,000,
$7,500, and $10,000 scholarships
respectively.

Mr Durrum explained: “There
were alot of interesting things
that I’ve seen, like the conch
which we don’t have alot of in
Florida.”

AS THE
judges sam-
ple a stu-
dents dish,
the others
continue to
work on
their hard on
their pieces.

He said Keiser has several
campuses throughout the US but
only three that offer culinary arts.
He said he was excited to invite
these youngsters to be a part of
that experience.

Mr Durrum explained that
dozen of students submitted
recipes and the top seven were
then were chosen to take part in
the semi-finals and then the top
three went on to take part in the
final competition which was held
at the Ardastra Gardens.

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twelfth grader Deandra Rolle,
in second place was Kendrick
Rolle from CC Sweeting, and
Kristen Taylor from Central
Andros High placed third.

The event which is a first of
its kind is a step in the right
direction according to Julia Burn-
side from the culinary division
at the Ministry of Tourism.

Mrs Burnside indicated that
Tourism was invited to assist in
the event by MOE and _ they
helped in the selection of judges
for the event. Hailing from the
RIU and Wyndham were chef
Don Ingraham and Edwin John-
son.

Chef Don Ingraham is the cur-
rent president of the Bahamas
Culinary Association (BCA) and
executive chef at the RIU. Chef
Edwin Johnson is past president
of the BCA and executive chef at
the Wyndham Hotel. The two
men were also assisted by Mr
Durrum.

During the semi-finals the
chefs sampled the foods by the
students and gave critiques on
seasoning, presentation, and
overall appeal of the dishes.

From sautéed Brazilian Snap-
per, to Coco Plum Duff, these
students pulled no punches in
giving the judges all they had in
hopes of seeing their dreams
come true.

Showing up to support the stu-
dents during the semi-finals and
finals were their cooking coach-
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18T runner up
Kentrick Rolle
from CC Sweet-
ing, was told by
judges that his
home made
coconut bread
and ground
chicken burger
had the potential
to be a restau-
rant specialty.

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12TH GRADER
Deandre Rolle is
seen working on
her masterpiece
during the semi-
finals of the
Keiser University
cooking compe-
| tition.

THIRD place
winner Kristen
Taylor poses
next to her
conch cre-
ation.














THIS golden six and
a half pound onion
came from the lush
soils of Andros
Island, making its
way into the Tribune
Features section
yesterday. The larger
than life onion had
no blemishes or
imperfections. We
wonder how many
bowls of conch sal-
ad the onion can
make. Without a
doubt the process
would be a real tear
jerker.



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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009, PAGE 9B





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m@ By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Features
Reporter

lallen@tribunemedia.net

This past weekend was
truly a wonderland of things
to do, as several heavily
attended events took place
around town.

From Reggae Fest to Beer
Fest, to a stage performance
by Dynamite Daisy, to Trans-
forming Spaces, last week
proved that Nassau still has
plenty of soul. This weekend
seems to be headed in that
same direction starting with
an MTV style all Bahamian
music extravaganza.

4. The producers of eLIFE
242 - an all Bahamian maga-
zine and Internet entertain-
ment show, are hosting their
launch party in the form ofa
music project titled
Unplugged. Set to kick off
this Saturday at the Uptown
Lounge on Bay Street, the
show will feature an array of
local artists including TaDa,
SO$A Man, Ricardo Clarke,
Sammy Starr, MDEEZ, Rapp
Quelle, who will be backed
by the Higher Level band.
Doors are set to open at
8pm, and tickets are $10.

2. The Express Yourself
movement is hosting an
entertainment concert at the
Hub art centre on Bay Street
tonight, featuring a mixture
of local musicians, artists,
and poets. Some of the fea-
tured artists include Mani-
fest, Bagon, Belinda Pierre,
and Broken Micz. The event
which begins at 9pm, has a
cover charge of $10, and

promises to be a true expres-

sion of Bahamian artistry in
motion.

3. The works of local artists
Dede Brown and Dylan Ripil-
lard are being featured in an
art exhibition at Central Bank,
with a opening reception
planned for this Friday start-
ing at 6.30pm. This reception
is open to the public, and the
exhibit will be on display
until May 1.

4. For all Regatta lovers
there is a pre-regatta boat
cruise planned for April 11
on board the SeaWind.
Music on the vessel will be
provided by DJ Crank and
the Higher Level DJs. Sched-
uled to leave the dock at
8pm, tickets are priced at
$15, and can be purchased
at the Juke Box, Bahamas
Fast Ferries, and the Higher
Level entertainment studio
Golden Gates Number 1.

5. Resources and Entertain-
ment for Autism and Related
Challenges (REACH) is hold-
ing an autism awareness
march this Saturday, leaving
from St Barnabas Parish on
Baillou Hill Road leading to
the Marathon Mall. Organis-
ers are calling on church
groups, schools, and other
interested persons to come
out and show their support
to this cause. The event is
set to begin at 10am, and will
conclude with a live remote
by 94.9FM at the Mall.

NICOLAS
CAGE (right)
plays John
Koestler who
stumbles
upon a piece
of paper with
numbers that
foretell dis-
astrous
events.
































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

THIS past weekend, Clif-
ford Park was the place
to be as hundreds turned
out for the live perfor-
mances of a slew of reg-
gae and local artists in
the sixth annual Reggae

All Stars concert.

Setting the show in motion
was local personality and come-
dian Mr Purple, along with
Empress Jeanille who is best
known for her past Tempo show
called DownTown Islands.

As the show was scheduled to
begin at 11pm, the actual start-
ing time was nearly three hours
later which was generally not a
problem for those in attendance.

From around 10pm, there was
a sea of people who were ready
to see some of their favorite
local and Caribbean artists per-
form.

The original line up included
Jamaican sensation Sizzla
Kolanji, Capleton, Warrior King,
I-Rate, Mystro, Jah Doctrine,
Sammie Starr, TaDa, and others.

However many people remain
disappointed by the absence of
TaDa and Sammie Starr, and the
apparent mistreatment of some
of the local artists.

During a telephone interview
yesterday, Sammie Star
expressed his frustration with
what he calls “the usual mis-
treatment of local artists.”

Sammie explained: “I didn’t
perform because the promoters
did not hold up their end of the
agreement, and did not pay me

or my band.”

He said many of his fans were
pretty angry and disappointed,
forcing him to send numerous
apology messages on his face-
book and myspace pages, and on
his internet blog explaining what
really happened.

When asked why the show
took so long to begin, Sammie
said the sound crew demanded
to be paid by the promoters,
which never happened until
hours after the original start
time. He went on to say that
after the long holdup, the pro-
moter approached some of the
local acts telling them that due
to the limited time left in the
show, they would have to be cut.

Although two local artists Jah
Doctrine and I-Rate were able
to perform, they were only
allowed to perform one song.
Sammie said during their perfor-
manices the sound crew was
doing microphone checks, which
for him added insult to injury
showing that the promoters “had
no kind of respect for them.”

“Sure they’re the ones who
are going to be putting us on this
platform to do what we do, but
that is not a reason to disrespect
local artists,” Sammie said.

He said that in the future
Bahamians need to demand
more from these promoters,
forcing them to follow through
with their promises, “because
their behaviour is becoming a
pattern.”

Sammie added: “At the end of
the day the promoters do a good
job in providing a platform for
local artists, but they need to
begin to respect us.”

Promoter Ali Cole from the
Lion King promotions could not
be reached for comments up to
press time, however a related
publicist said that compared to
other promoters, Mr Cole does
more than what is officially
required in featuring local
artists.

The publicist explained that
the law requires at least one
Bahamian artist to be featured
in such events, however Mr Cole
in all of his music projects makes
certain to involve several artists.

Apart from the apparent
debate surrounding this concert,
one group which has benefited is
the Children Emergency Hostel,
which will receive part of the
proceeds from the event.

LOCAL reggae artist |-Rate performs
before hundreds of locals at reggae all
stars concert.

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PROPHET
Capelton
entered the
stage full of
energy per-
forming his
popular hit
Birimerly
will come”.

When lonely widower John Koestler (Cage)
examines the paper, after his son brings it home, he
stumbles upon the possibility that these numbers

‘ Kn OW IN
are the dates of man made and natural disasters. He

il | lm STARRING: Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne is initially met with scepticism, but after a horrific
: ‘ ari , plane crash occurs at the precise moment the num-
= { Ben Mendelsohn, Terry Camilleri bers predict, Koestler finds himself in a race to

- ONE of the upsides of a period of global uncer- oa the mystery before (gasp!) the numbers run
out.



a j tainty is the resurgence in doomsday angst at the oe . Se
Sons oe : are Knowing is a bit of an oddity: it starts off as an
= Everyone loves a good multiplex apocalypse &¢te. slow-burning suspense film, then descends

into conventional thriller territory before recov-
ering for a gloriously over-the-top climax.

But, even in its lulls, there is always the sense that
something major is just around the corner - and usu-
ally there is, namely some incredible catastrophic set
pieces that leave little to the imagination.

It all builds to an insane last half hour or so,
which, depending on your point of view, is either
ridiculous or thrilling. To be honest it’s a bit of
both - but you'll certainly get your money’s worth.

and, in this year alone, we’ve already had the
Watchmen threatened by mushroom-clouded may-
hem, with Terminator Salvation, The Road and
2012 all still to come.

This latest addition to the genre focuses on
numerology of sorts, after a time capsule, buried at
a school in 1959, is opened in the present day. The
capsule is full of students’ depictions of the year
2009, except for one scrap of paper containing
nothing but hundreds of scrawled numbers.







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HARMONY [c=



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

EMERGING artists Dede Brown
and Dylan Rapillard are the newest
duo to have their work featured at
the Central Bank art gallery in its

ongoing display of local artists.

Dylan who is a self taught artist is using his
work to identify social issues throughout his
borderline figurative and abstract oil based
pieces. Growing up between Nassau and
Switzerland, he has been influenced by both
countries. However, he told Tribune Art that he
creates most of his pieces from situations and
figures he encounters locally. He is also working
in the creative art industry and is excited to
have his work featured.

His partner Dede explained: “Dylan’s work is
very satirical, in his work he wants to make his
audience think about a lot of social issues sur-
rounding women, children, and animals.

“One of his images has a very sexy woman
with a very starving child, and is an example of
what he is trying to say.”

Dede on the other hand is a graduate of the
Savannah College of Art and Design, and
returned home in 2006 and works at a local
architect firm as an interior designer.

Dede explained: “Dylan and J are both very
excited and privileged to be a part of the grow-
ing art community in the Bahamas.

“We hope that our artwork has some positive
impact on people and to put it simple, our work
is being displayed to be enjoyed, interpreted,
and questioned.”

Dede said they were inspired to complete this
project after being asked about promoting their
work by Heino Schmid who is the curator at the
Central Bank.

The exhibition which features more than 50

This couple’s very
different styles
come together
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pieces was completed over the past three
months, and is comprised of oil and ink pieces.

Dede explained apart from this show, her
work was recently featured in last year’s Central
Bank competition where she won first prize in
the open category.

She said that apart from various art exhibits
that she and Dylan have participated in, they
are also strong supporters of the youth art pro-
gramme at Popop Studio.

The pair are hoping for a good turnout to this
exhibition, and say the work really does speak
for itself in telling the stories of many who can’t
speak for themselves.











@ By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Features Reporter
amissick@tribunemedia.net

BAHAMIAN music, culture, fashion-
these are the elements that eLIFE 242
Magazine uses to continue to take the
Bahamas and the cyber world by storm
featuring young artists who have changed
the face of the Bahamian lifestyle land-
scape as we know it. On April 4, at the
Uptown Lounge located on Bay Street,
for $10 and $25 VIP, eLIFE 242 will host
the very first unplugged musical event in
the country.

The event is being organised by 1Konz
Media , the publishers of eLife 242 Mag-
azine, and will be the official launch of the
magazine following the soft launch in
November of 2008.

The performers for the night will be
Sammie Starr, Tada, RAPP Quelle
So$aman & MDEEZ along with Ricardo
Clark, Najie Dun and 21 all backed by a
live band ( The Higher Level Band ).

One of the creators of iKonz Media,
Farreno Ferguson, also known as F.Dot,
has been an innovator on many levels of
media in the country and saw this event as
just another stepping stone for the eleva-
tion of entertainment in the Bahamas.

“We wanted to do something different
for the launch that would attract people of
all age categories like the magazine does,
so a live event featuring the artists who
have appeared in our pages was definite-
ly a good look. It will feature the artists
who have been featured and some who
are future features. The event will also
allow for mix and mingling amongst like
minded people,” Mr Ferguson said.

Mr Ferguson said what is different
about UNPLUGGED is that they are
doing all they can to put Bahamian artists

out there.

“Most people are already out there
making there hundreds of thousands of
dollars. The world already knows about
Jay Z, the world already knows about Ker-
ry Hilson and all these other people. While
that is well and good, what we have to do
is promote our culture at greater levels.
For example, countries like Trinidad, that
have soca music, in their country people
are stars, if Machel Montano walks into a
building that’s a party. So that is what we
are trying to do is to build that mentality in
Bahamian people that when they hear the
music from Sammie Star, Sosa Man or
TaDa, that they would say “Wow this is on
par with what we would listen to anywhere
else,” Mr Ferguson said.

Mr Ferguson said the UNPLUGGED
show is also a social event for the launch of
the magazine.

“The magazine is the main focus of it
all- getting the stories of Bahamian cul-
ture not just music. It is all about artists,
interior designers, graphic designers and all
these different things. What we are trying
to push is just Bahamian eLIFE 242, enter-
tainment life 242, that is what eLIFE stands
for. We are trying to push that out there for
the people to see so that when we go places
I want people to be asking to hear the lat-
est Sammie Star song. The magazine comes
out every month and we are celebrating the
5th edition and we want people to look
forward to the next 6-7 editions so they
can have the full compliment of eLIFE
242 magazines to definitely see the talent
the Bahamas has to offer,” Mr Ferguson
said.

The inspiration behind eLIFE242, Mr
Ferguson said came from a song he had
heard by one of his favorite bands, Mint
Condition.

“They were just talking about how the

el ife242: UNPLUGGED

world into was into eLIFE. Their eLIFE
was just about electronics and how every-
thing is digital and how you can start rela-
tionships talking offline and I kind of
flipped it. I have a world wide audience
now and I can take music from here to the
world. The Bahamian people have been
accepting and we average per show 700
views and more. It shows video clips on the
site Facebook and in the magazine we print
2500 a month for these first four issues.
It’s printed on high quality paper and it is
free. I made it free because I don’t want to
give them an excuse not to read it. The
magazine is a representation of the video
show so it is like an extension if you read
the magazine so readers can see a new lev-
el on that artist,” Mr Ferguson said.

Mr Ferguson said unplugged will be an
intimate live show allowing the artists to
perform most of their hits songs that are
already playing on the air waves. The
Uptown location was chosen because of
its small and intimate interior where
guests can be as close as possible to the
talented performers.

“We in the Bahamas have some of the
most talented people in the world so the
point of the magazine is to expose that. I
don’t want my people to get stuck in the
box of culture music- yes it is beautiful,
the rake and scrape and so forth but some
people won't be interested in doing that.
We have to find a different way of push-
ing what we do and our agenda because
some of the younger kids will never get
into that. We have over 400 people con-
firmed on Facebook to come out but I
expect more. We will release a live CD
and DVD recording of the show, cour-
tesy of MUSIC NEEDS LTD and MOVI
Company Ltd. about three months after
the show so there is no reason to miss it,”
Mr Ferguson said.







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dios that had a variety of
artisans participating. K
Smith Studio is primarily a
private art studio and art
education centre where the

i philosophy is that art is
? process rather than a prod-
? uct. The courtyard was trans-
: formed into an outdoor
i working studio environment
? in which patrons interacted
i with artists as they worked
: on individual pieces.

Kim Riedel, a jewelry

: designer, was one of the
i artists at K Smith Studio. A
i former architecture student,
: she has developed her love
i of working with metal.

Ms Riedel has been mak-

ing jewelry for about 12 years
; and became fulltime into her
? craft about five years ago.

After returning to the

? Bahamas, Ms Riedel began
; metalsmithing and is a self-
i taught jewelry artist. Ms
: Riedel’s trademark has
i become her signature ham-
i mering technique and she
i uses sterling silver, copper
; and gold to create one of a
i kind pieces. The added use
: of semi-precious stones cre-
i ates unusual combinations
? and unexpected forms.

“T use metal smith tools to

i make my designs and I can
? gold plate sterling silver. My
? main tools are a variety of
? hammers. I use a saw to cut
i the metal, a series of files and
? other machines to shape the
: metal,” Ms Riedel explained.

Ms Riedel said she draws

: her inspiration for her pieces
i from a lot of different
? sources- even architecture.

“A lot of the inspiration

: comes from old cultures as
i well as marine life. I used
? some of the components that
: I was familiar with in the
i construction industry and
? architecture and brought that
? into my jewelry,” Ms Riedel
} said.

Another stop along the

? tour was at the almost 100
? year old Pink’Un Cottage.
i This cottage is the studio of
? artist Neko Meicholas, writer
? Patricia Meicholas and the
; home of Guanima Press Ltd.
: The works of ceramic artists
? Jessica Colebrooke and
: Monika Minnis was also dis-
i? played.

“All of our pieces are func-

i tional pieces and we are not
? trying to make any state-
? ments. It is all about art for
? the sake of art,” Mr Mei-
? cholas said.

Doongalik Studios was

? another gallery featured on
; the Transforming spaces
? tour. The focus of this years
? exhibition “Nassau- the
i Reality of lusion” featured
? the collaboration of the graf-
? fiti of Jackson Burnside and
i the photographs of Paulette
? Mortimer along with the
? installation of John Cox.
i These artists found a com-
? mon means to connect the
: city of Nassau to each of
} their works.

“As an architect I am fas-

? cinated by the buildings of
? the city of Nassau and the
i many lessons we can learn
? from our ancestors who cre-
? ated them. I am however,
; constantly challenged by the
? task of developing a way to
: impart these valuable lessons
i to the community. I now am
? asking the questions ‘what is
: the state of our city? Is it in
i distress? Is it dying? How
? can we revive and save it?
: As an artist, I see that glim-
i mer of salvation through the
: power of art,” Mr Burnside
i said.

Ms Mortimer, owner of

? Third Eye art work and col-
i lectibles, said she has always
? been intrigued, along with
? some of her customers as to
? why so many of the historical
? buildings in the country are
: going to ruins.

“As a fine art photograph-

? er, I want to ensure that a
i story is being told. Docu-
? menting these locations over
? the years has been a form of
} meditation for me. I only do
? photographs to show respect
: for history and an apprecia-
: tion for architecture but I
? also wanted them to evoke
? an emotion from the viewer
? whether consciously or sub
: consciously

As with all things art,

? everything is left to the imag-
? ination and the individual
i interpretation of that art.
i? The tour gave all the partici-
: pants a taste of all things ‘art-
i sy’- from jewelry, abstract tea
? pots, to Chinese paper mak-
i ing. Over all the art tour was
? a great success that brought
? together people from all
: walks of life who all had one
? common ground- the love of
? art and the spaces that they
} live in.



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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009

@ By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Features Reporter
amissick@tribunemedia.net

LTHOUGH the Bahamas is well known
r its cultural and artistic elements,
pt many persons know where to find
e artists who are in the country or
eir work. The fifth annual Transform-
our, which took place March 28

o help those Bahamians and tourists
alike interested in arts and crafts to learn more
about the local scene.

This year nine galleries participated and joined forces with the

National Art Gallery of the Bahamas: K Smith Studio, Doongalik

Studios Art Gallery, The
Pink ‘Un Gallery, Post
House Gallery, Popop Stu-
dios , StingraeStudio, Lad-
der Gallery at The New
Providence Community
Church (NPCC), New Provi-
dence Art & Antiques, and
The Hub.

Transforming Spaces was
created to foster a sense of
community amongst art gal-
leries and spaces in New
Providence and across the
Bahamas. The initiative was
also to create an awareness
of the country’s rich art
offerings to the general
public. The event plays a
pivotal role in ensuring that

. | visual art remains central
ae A F F F to an experience of
POLS Bae eee CULE 1 culture. Dur-
ing the event, each space
was “transformed” to feature new exhibitions and artwork by both
up and coming and established Bahamian artists.

Participants had an art filled day while being chauffeured by five
buses to each of the venues all taking different routes to allow
enough time in between without crowding the venues. Bahamas
Experience Tours has always been a major sponsor of the event.

K Smith Studio, along with the Place For Art, was one of the stu-

SEE page 10





PAGE 2, THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009 THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

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You were like a rare gem that radiated and permeated the hearts of many that came in contact with
you. You have left an indelible imprint in our lives, demonstrating your unselfish acts of kindness, love,
compassion, patience, wit, humour, charm, and spiritual guidance.

‘You were a loving and devoted husband to your wife Clla, a wonderful father to your children; Byron,

KETURAH FRANCINE
mie WRIGHT “
Sunrise: 9th Nov. 1949 Your legacy will remain with us aloays.

Sunset: Ist April, 2009 We the family of the late Eldridge James ‘Jimmy” Johnson would like to
express our sincere and heartfelt thanks to all our relatives, friends and

9 ° 9 neighbours for the overwhelming support we received during our period of
I ts been two y ears since y ou ve b een gone. bereavement. In particular we would like to acknowledge those persons that
made; special visitations, floral contributions, and other acts of kindness, as
. ; well as a very special thanks to those who traveled from the Family of Islands,
You were a precious gift from God above, and the United States to share in the home going service of our beloved one.

So much beauty, & PACE and love. Special acknowledgements are conveyed to Rev. T. G. Morrison and his family,

You touched our hearts in so many ways. Rev. Dr. Wilton Strachan and the Mount Moriah family, Apostle C. Clifford
; : Smith and family, Rev. Brazil McDonald and family, Rev. Dr. Kendal Stubbs

Your smile so brig ht Eyer Ol the bad days. and the Remnant Tabernacle family, The Hon. Orville T. (Tommy) Turnquest
You heard God’s whisper calling you home, M.P., Dr. Nicholas Fox, Dr. Charles Osazuwa, Dr. Gertrude Holder and family,
Pye Mrs. Deidre Young, Mr. Kermit Taylor, Staff of Demeritte’s Funeral Home,

You didn't want to go and leave us alone. and the entire family of Zion Baptist Church, East and Shirley Streets.

You loved us so much, you held on tight,
Till all the strength was gone and you could no longer fight. We love you and we pray God’s blessings upon you.
He had called your name twice before, The Family

You knew you couldn't make him wait anymore.
So you gave your hand to God and slowly drifted away,
Knowing that with our love we will be together again some day.

Lovingly missed by husband, Frederick; children, Charice Grace
and Koji Wright; step children, Theresa Miller and Bernadette
Sweeting; grandchildren, Chenyr Chara, Cyrion, Kamul, Ptah,
Steven and Sia; sisters, Suenetta, Rhonda, Emily, Gaylene and
Patricia; brothers, Arnold and John; son-in-law, Herman Grace;
daughter-in-law, Rhonda Wright; and a host of other relatives and
friends, especially officers and members of Cathedral of Praise
Church of God.





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US

for the late ae

PETER
NICHOLAS
KNOWLES, 32

of Nassau East, Nassau, The
Bahamas will be held at New
Providence Community
Church, Blake Road, Nassau
on Sunday, 5th April, 2009 at
3:00p.m.

Matthew Sweeting will officiate.

Peter was predeceased by his son, Nicholas Antonio
Knowles and is survived by his wife, Ludy Yanol Knowles,
his parents, Peter Paul and Leovigilda (Leah) Knowles, his
son, Peter Lehkem Knowles, his daughter, Alia Saunders
Knowles, his grandmother, Antonia Vera Malpartida, his
brothers, Angelo and Lincoln Knowles and Brandon Szany,
his sister, Monica Knowles, his uncles, Mitchell, Samuel,
David and Gerard Knowles, Frederick Lowe and Richard
Affolter, Juan, Favio and Mauricio Sr. Vera of Peru and
Mario Zavala of Peru, Miguel Vera of Venezuela, Nicholas
Vera of Canada, Luis Sr., Leonidas and Marcos Vera of
U.S.A., and Leopoldo Vera of Spain, his aunts, Laverne
Knowles, Roseann Affolter, Maria Campagna, Audrey
Lowe, Peggy Knowles, Elvira Lowe, Lucia Vera of Peru,
Teresa Callata of Peru and Demetria Zavala of Peru, Martha
Vera of Venezuela, Bertha and Sara Vera of Canada, Gladys
Vera of U.S.A. and Maricelli Vera of Spain, brothers-in-
law, Philip McPhee and Guillermo Gomez, sisters-in-law,
Letitia Knowles, Sabrina Szany and Lenith Mateus, nieces,
Amora and Angel Knowles, nephew, Judah McPhee
Knowles and many other loved nieces, nephews, cousins
relatives and close friends.

Peter will be loved and missed by all. May his soul rest in
peace.

IN CELEBRATION OF PETER'S LOVE OF LIFE,
PLEASE DRESS IN RED, GREEN, YELLOW OR
WHITE.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made
to his childrens Educational Fund at Royal Bank of Canada
account # 05565-1390129.

Arrangements by Kemp's Funeral Home Limited.



THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009, PAGE 3

Mr. Samuel Knowles Jr.
and the family of the late

MRS. VALERIE
DAVIS-KNOWLES

wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to
all those who called, visited, prayed, offered words of
comfort, sent cards, floral arrangements/wreaths, food,
drinks, or assisted in any way during Val’s illness and
her death.

Special thanks to Bishop Delton Fernander and the
members of New Destiny Baptist Cathedral, Butler’s
Funeral Home, Dr. Ricky Davis and family, Dr. Theodore
Turnquest and staff, Dr. Beverton R. Moxey, Dr.
Farquharson, Dr. Johnson, Frank Hanna and staff, Ms.
Geneva McIntosh and family, Ms. Joanne Pinder, Mrs.
Melony Woodside, SB Fashion, Mrs. Janet Farrington
and family, Mr. Phillip ‘Brave’ Davis, Mr. Alfred Sears,
staff of Woodlawn Gardens.

A very, very, special thanks to Ms. Ursula Dean for
putting everything together.

~ Ney God bless you all,~



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Vaughn O. Jones
3 MEMORIAL CENTER

“Honoring the memories of loved ones”
INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Dejason "Fire" Dareus, 58

of Bowe Avenue, Montell Heights
and formerly of St. Louis-du-Nord,
Haiti will be held on Saturday April
4, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at New Covenant
Baptist Church, East West Highway.
Officiating will be Pastor Ivan Rolle
assisted by other Ministers of the
Gospel. Interment will follow in Old
Trail Cemetery, Abundant Life Road.

Precious memories will forever linger

in the hearts of his mother, Datine

Dareus; father, Rechelia Lacroix;
children, Trained Clinical Nurse Myrtha Petit-Frere, Prison
Officer Bernish & Robert Petit-Frere; stepson: Ronald Joseph;
grandsons, Gary, Parish, Giovannie, Bernish, Jerry & Joshua;
grand daughter, Bernisha; step grandchildren, Jephte, Ferdjinna;
sister, Siltane Jean-Jacques; brother, Odilon Jean-Jacques;
commonlaw wife, Loramise Petit-Frere; daughter-in-law, Shanar
Petit-Frere; step daughter-in-law, Fernande Joseph; brother-in-
law, Edmond Petit-Frere; sister-in-law, Nativida Germain &
Sepoudi Joachin; numerous nieces including, Auxillary Nurse
Easlie Nicolas, Trained Clinical Nurse Sylvia Smith, Janette
Germain, Either Ferguson, Monique, Janet, Dewshone, Edna,
Charmine & Carol; nephews: Michael, AI Smith, Jelsaint, Wilson,
Arnold, Phillip; and a host of other relatives and friends including:
Jerry Guillaume, Danielle Penn & Family, Wendal Tiger Stuart
& Family, Sherry Butler & Family, Don Williams, Welford
Miller & Family, Anthon Johnson, Leslie St. Surin, Richard Rolle
& Family, Benton Johnson & Family, Dwiane Rolle & Family,
Eve Elizabeth Smith & Family, Elaine Gardiner, Peter Black,
Emmanuel Black & Family, James Knowles & Family, Charles
Tynes & Family, the Carey Family, Adelaide Jeffy, James Forbes
& Family, Jennifer Gladstone-Miller & Family, Arthur Dean,
the Staff of Accident & Emergency, the Staff of School Health
Service & Elizabeth Estates Clinic, Tony's Cabinet & Workshop,
Tony Joseph, Holy Family Catholic Church, The New Mission
Baptist Church, Her Majesty Prison Staff, WB Machine Shop,
New Covenant Baptist Church Family, Comfort House Ministry,
Pastor Ivan Rolle, Renald Raynard & Family, Esther Forbes and
others too numerous to mention.

Viewing will be held in the "Legacy Suite” of Vaughn O. Jones
Memorial Center, Wulff Road and Primrose Street on Friday
from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and again on Saturday from 9:00
a.m. to 12:00 noon and at the church on Saturday from 1:00 p.m.
to service time.

Wulff Road and Primrose Street,
Opposite Studio of Draperies
Telephone: 326-9800/1 © 24 Hour Emergency
434-9220/380-8077

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Cadar Crest fmeral Home

DIGNITY IN SERVICE
Robinson Road and First Street ¢ P.O.Box N-603 * Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
Telephone: 1-242-325-5168/328-1944/393-1352

Funeral Service For

Nurse Brenda Joy Small, 47

a resident of # 16 Mount Tabour
Estates and formerly of
McKenzie, Demera River,
Guyana, will be held 10:00a.m.
Saturday, April 4th 2009 at
Agape Full Gospel Baptist
Church, Golden Palm Way off
Kennedy Subdivision.
Officiating will be Overseer
Helen McPhee. Interment will
be made in Southern Cemetery,
Cowpen & Spikenard Roads.

Left with cherish memories are
her husband, Eugene Small; 3 daughters, Eugenell,
Eugenette and Brenette Small; 2 adopted daughters,
Michelle John and Blossom Bryan; 3 brothers, Randolph,
Monty and Philip Alleyne; 4 sisters, Maureen John, Hazel
Alleyne, Marilyn Williamson and Audrey Vangendrian;
9 sisters-in-law, Dolly, Greta, Carolyn and Ann Small,
Pinky, Claudette and Yvonne Williams, Marva Sealey
and Elizabeth Drew; 1 brother-in-law, Carl Small;
numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives
including, Trudell of Guyana, The Ennery Family, The
Smith family, the Thomas family, the Johnson family,
Joycelyn and family, Carolyn and family, Nurse
Duncombe & family, Nurse Symontte & family, Nurse
Pratt & family, Nurse Evans & family, Nurse Nicholas
& family, Nurse Telusma, Nurse Asana, Nurse Mcray,
Nurse Santa, Nurse Willabee, Overseer Helen Mc Phee
& family, Pastor Mavis Major, & family, the Farquharson
family, Deaconess Hamilton & family, Deacon Moss &
family, Deacon Clarke & family, Deacon Ward & family,
Deacon Grey & family, Deaconess Brown & family,
Minister Burrows & family, Minister Kemp & family,
Minister Rigby & family, Minister Johnson & family,
Elder Duncombe & family, Elder Demeritte & family,
The Agape Church family, the South Beach Community
Clinic family and others too numerous to mention.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar
Crest Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street on
Friday from 12:00 noon to 6:00p.m. and at the church
on Saturday from 9:00a.m. until service time.





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THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009, PAGE 5

Yager funeral Home Crematorium

Queen’s Highway
P.O. Box F-40288, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Tel: 352-8118 © Paging: 352-6222 #1724
Fax: 351-3301

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

Suzie Hepburn, 41

a resident of #78 Brompton :

Drive, Regency Park, :

Freeport and formerly of :

Nassau will be held on :

Saturday, April 4, 2009 at :

10:00 a.m. at Word of Life :

Ministries, Queens Highway :

in the G.B.I. Recording :

Building. Officiating will be :

Pastor Philip A. Munroe. :

Cremation will follow. :

: Henry, Norman and Calvin Cooper; two daughters:

Cherished memories are held by her husband: Reginald :
Hepburn; daughter: Destinee Hepburn; father: Albert :
: Navarro, Jeremiah Jr. III, Calvin Jr., and Dre Cooper,
: Berlina and Donatay Malone, Alexandria and Angelo
: Davis; four brothers: Rev. Havard, Alphonzo, Shervin
: and Walton Cooper; three sisters: Victoria Henfield,
: Marilee and Debra Cooper; one uncle: Walton Cooper;
: two aunts: Jessie Russell and Virgina Rolle; one son-
: in-law: Dexter Davis; four daughters-in-law: Quistal,
: Beverly, Malinda and Nensha Cooper; one brother-
: in-law: Hermis Pinder; two sisters-in-law: Doris
: Minette and Velva Cooper; 12 nephews: Dr. Havard
: Jr., Paxton, Samuel, Cornell, Alvin, Collins and
: Harrison Cooper, Samuel Archer, Warren Henfield,
: Charles, Vincent, Shervin Miller and Morgan Graham;
: 14 nieces: Andrea Pinder, Stephanie Burrows, Emil
: Symonette, Ethel, Uzaleen, Oplyn, Velyn and Colleen
: Cooper, Anna Nesbitt, Vivian, Emily, Betty Miller,
: Kim and Maureen Pinder and Karon Pinder-Johnson
‘and a host of other relatives and friends.

Timites; four brothers: Patrick, Willie and Basil Francis
and Ronaldo Bellange; one sister: Arnette Francis-
Rolle; three adopted sisters: Ruth Hyppolite, Natalya
and Andrea Munnings; three adopted brothers: Pastor
Michael Francis, Leo McKenzie, Ernest Hall; mother-
in-law: Joann Knowles; step mother-in-law Donna
Hepburn; six sisters-in-law: Valarie Wilson, Kimberly
Lowe, Bryony, Debbie, Sophia and Jael Hepburn and
Rochelle Hepburn of Florida; seven brothers-in-law:
Clinton Paul, Dencil, Trevor and Benjamin Hepburn,
Ricardo Wilson, Ellerick Lowe and Kevin Rolle and
a host of other relatives and friends including the Word
of Life Ministries International Church Family and
the Regency Park Community.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Yager
Funeral Home & Crematorium on Friday from 12:00

noon until 6:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday
from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

Jeremiah Samuel Cooper, 66

a resident of #82 Carissa Street, Freeport and formerly

of Pinder’s Point, Grand
Bahama will be held on
Saturday, April 4, 2009 at
3:00 p.m. at The Pro-
Cathedral of Christ the King,
East Atlantic Drive and
Pioneer’s Way, Freeport.
Officiating will be Rev’d
Canon Harry Bain.
Cremation will follow.

Left to cherish his memories
are his wife: Betty Cooper; four sons:Jeremiah Jr.,

Isabella Cooper Malone and Betty Davis; 12
grandchildren: Henrika, Taneisha, Zachary, Anya,

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Yager
: Funeral Home and Crematorium on Queens Highway
: on Friday from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m and on
: Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and at the
: church from 1:30 p.m. until service time.





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Tommonbrealth duneral Home

Independence Drive e Phone: 341-4055

ae
Car

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR

HENRIETTA HELEN

GIBSON, 71
affectionately called "Retta"

of Ocean Hole Rock Sound, Eleuthera,
will be held on Saturday 2:00 p.m. at
S.t. Anne's Catholic Church Rock Sound
Eleuthera. Father Denny Knurek assisted
by Sister Mary Miller and John
Farrington will officiate and interment
will follow in the Public Cemetery Rock
Sound, Eleuthera.

Precious memories are held by: 3

daughters: Audreymae Bethel, Angel

Neymour and Bernadette Gibson-Butler; 6 sons: Neville, Anthony, Albert,
Thomas and Teddore Symonette, and Robert Gibson II; 1 step-son: Elkin
Gibson; 1 adopted daughter: Gloria McSweeney; 1 adopted son: Reo
Ferguson; 3 sisters: Lavenia Dorsette, Adeline Armbrister and Clarissa
Collie of Freeport Grand Bahama; 26-Grandchildren: Robin, Brittany,
Gabrielle, Robert I and Danielle Gibson, Atrao Maynard, Ashton McIntosh,
Zendell, Mellisa, Leandro, Leandrell, Natasha, Pietro, Courtney, Anthony
Jr., Wendell, Romell and Tyrone Syrnonette, Melverne Mills, Latoya
Woodside, Magnola, Roderick, Malencha and Ivy Bastian, Gemmino and
Erica Knowles; 3 step grand children: Elkia, Elkin Jr and Hector Gibson;
19 great grand-children; Numerous Nieces & Nephews: Derdre Bowes
of Naples Florida, Lamar, Bradley, Nero and Joy Saunders, Margarita,
Willard, Willimena and Oliver Dorsette, Francis, Antoinette and Erasmus
Annbrister, Jessica Miller, Valencia Rose, Typhus Collie, Audrey Culmer
Clarke, Susan & Janest Culmer; 5 sisters-in-law: Gladys Saunders, Miriam
Forbes, Agnes Sweeting Kathleen Culmer and Madeline Gibson; 7 brothers-
in-law: Wilbert Collie, Eric, Ervin, Rubin, Stephen Elgin and Asa Gibson;
Family Members & Friends: Esther Rahaming & Family, Ann, Bobby
& Clifford McCoy & Family, Diane, James, Eddie Thompson and Family,
Johnny Saunders, Elizabeth McDonald of Boston, Robert Miller & Family,
The Entire Gibson Family, The Higgs Family of Habour Island, Mr. Douglas
Cleare & Family, Mr. Carl Higgs of Habour Island & Family, Ms. Audrey
Woodside, Tamekia McCartney, Dr. Sidney Smith, Nurse Dorsette, Nurse
Bianca Rolle, Mr. Bert Sawyer & Family, Mr & Mrs Theophilous Symonette,
Junior Sturrup of Texas, Virgina Delancy of Tarpum Bay, Etta & Shelia of
Habour Island, Peter Outten and Agatha Collie of Nassau, Mr & Mrs Tony
Symonette, Ms. Letha Tynes, Ramanda Bodie & Family, Mr. Buford
Symonette, Mr & Mrs Patrick Maynard, Mr & Mrs John Farrington, Mr
& Mrs. Errol Sands, Mr & Mrs Byron Leary, Pearline King, Joycelyn
Pierre, Kayla Ingraham, Gary Ingraham, Dudley Smith, Michelle Curry,
Denise Gibson Sands, Veronica (Fritzy) Saunders, Herman Saunders &
Family, Kirkwood Femander, Mr & Mrs Robert Curry, Mr & Mrs Lee of
Green Castle, Hilda Wallace of Tarpum Bay, Charlie Strachan, Avis Pyfrom,
Donovan Davis, Earnestine Brown, Anthony Leary, Janet Cates, Phylis
Kemp, Mrs. Edris Moncur, Jack Moncur, Wellington (Jack) Hilton, Nurse
Williams, Vice President of the Senate: Johnley Ferguson, The Entire
communities of Rock Sound, Tarpum Bay & Harbour Island, Eleuthera.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE CHAPEL OF
MEMORIES COMMONWEALTH FUNERAL HOME
INDEPENDENCE DRIVE on Thursday from 4:00-7:30 p.m. on Friday
from 10:00-11:30 a.m. and at the church in Rock Sound on Friday from

7:30 p.m. to service time on Saturday.

BRADLEY DELANCY
SMITH,

46 affectionately called ''Snee"'

of Williams Lane off Kemp Road, will
be held on Saturday 10:00 a.m. at The
New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist
Church, Baillou Hill Road South.
Bishop Andrew Stewart will officiate
and interment will follow in Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.

Cherished memories are held by Six
sisters: Beryl, Eleanor Smith, Sandra
Mortimer, Patsy Powell, Joan Stubbs
and Sharline Iris Adderley; Three brothers: Glen, Stephen and Detective
Corporal 321 Terrance Smith of the Royal Bahamas Police Force; Step-
mother: Nellic Smith; Nieces: Seanette, Charlene and Sharvase Smith,
Tiffany Hanchell and Aramentha, Allyson, Audrenique and Davonique
Adderley, Crystal Mortimer, Britanny, Brentisha and Brenae Stubbs, Woman
Marine Ashanti Sweeting of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force; Nephews:
Cameron, Terrance Jr., Tarran and Terrio Smith, Craig Jr., and Chrystoph
Mortimer, David and Donavan Powell, Trenton Hutcheson, Davon Adderley
Jr., and Brent Stubbs ; Aunts: Advilda Delancy, Minister Leotha Deveaux-
Curry, Esthermae Archer, Irish Dean, Edith (Val) Lockhart, Avis Outten,
Beryl Rolle, Sharon Deal and Ella Delancy of Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera;
Uncles: Rev. Alfred Delancy of Waterford Eleuthera, Ednal and Elvin
Smith Sr., Donald and Floyd Deveaux of Green Castle Eleuthera; Grand
nephew: Trevor Forbes Jr.; Grand-aunt: Victoria Smith; Sisters and
Brothers-in-law: Woman Corporal 2046 Denise Smith of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force, Craig Mortimer Sr., Brent Stubbs and Davon
Adderley Sr.; Cousins: Felix and Mavis Delancy, Anthony and Linda
Delancy, Patrick and Christine Delancy, Edmund, Agatha and Wanda
Delancy, Daphne and Bruce Richards, Kevin and Thelma Ferguson, Kendal
and Pam Ferguson, Brian and Eltha Ferguson, Sargeant 1723 Desiree
Ferguson R.B. Police Force, Marcio Ferguson, Nadine Ferguson-Davis
and Roberto Davis, Gary Delancy, Terry Gardiner, Pam Williams, Valarie,
Perry and Anna McDonald, Handa, Judy, Thomas, Edgar, Emmit Theophilus
and Aaron Sands, Percy Sweeting, Jennifer, Melanie, Marsha, Freddie,
Frankie, James, Sidney, Danny, Robert, Henry, Terry, Steven, Ann, Cheryl
and Valerie Delancy and Joyce Wallace. Other relatives including: Rev.
Sidney Brown, Emest and Emestine Butler, Jacqueline Sturrup, Jacqueline
Brice, Rudolph Ferguson, Bentley Brown, Gladys Whymms, Rose Jones,
Vera Humes, Crystal Butler, Maxine Strachan, Allen Brown & Fedora
Smith of Waterford, Eleuthera, Lucile Adderley & family, Kemp Road
community, Scotia Bank Family, Colin Hanchell & family, Mackey and
Whylly families of Waterford Eleuthera, Trevor Forbes Sr., Kathline Allen
& family, William Morris & family, the Evans family, and other friends
& relatives to numerous to mention.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE CHAPEL OF
MEMORIES COMMONWEALTH FUNERAL HOME
INDEPENDENCE DRIVE on Friday from 10:00-7:00 p.m. and at the
church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to service time.





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THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009, PAGE 7

_vommoniedlth Muneral Home

Independence Drive ¢ Phone: 341-4055

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR

Baby
MARILYN MARIAH
FAITH VILSAINT,
13 days

at The Chapel Of Memories

and interment will follow in the

Spikenard Roads.

Harbour, Abaco; One brother: Alexander Aly Grand-parents:
Delon Vilsaint and Christine Francois; Aunts: Nancy, Stephanie,
Junie, Shirley, Lisa, Elvena, Crystal and Dulcie;
Uncles: Darby, Rodney, Obenson, Jason and Ronald; Cousins:

Yvonne, Keva, Ericka and Wilfred.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at
COMMONWEALTH

ROBERT HILTON
GIBSON SR., 66
affectionately called
"Big Eleuthera"

of Wemyss Bight, Eleuthera, will |
be held on Saturday 10:30 a.m. at | Island & Bullard's

Mary Star Of The Sea Catholic :
Church Wemyss Bight Eleuthera. :

Father Denny Knurek, assisted by :

Sister Mary and John Farrington ' Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE CHAPEL

sillofficiate and interment will | OF MEMORIES COMMONWEALTH FUNERAL HOME

follow in the Public Cemetery Wemyss Bight, Eleuthera. INDEPENDENCE DRIVE on Thursday from 4:00-7:30 p.m.

‘ on Friday from 10:00-12:00 noon and at the church in Wemyss

Left to mourn his passing are:3-Sons: Elkin, Roscoe Gibson & Bight on Friday from 7:30 p.m. to service time on Saturday.

Robert Gibson Jr.; 1-Daughter: Bernadette Gibson-Butler; 2-

Step-daughters: Adureymae Bethel & Angel Neymour; 6-Step-
: sons: Neville, Anthony, Albert, Thomas & Theodore Symonette
‘ & Roscoe Thompson; 5-Sisters: Naomi Symonette, Kathleen
: Culmer, Madeline Gibson, Miriam Forbes & Agnes Sweeting;
: 6-Brothers: Eric, Ervin, Rubin, Asa, Stephen & Elgin Gibson;
‘+ 10-Grand children: Robin, Brittany, Robert III, Danielle,
; ‘ Gabrielle, Elkin Jr, Elkia & Hector Gibson, Ashton McIntosh
will be held Saturday 11:00 a.m. } & Atrao Maynard; 19-step-grand-children: Wendell,Tyrone
' Anthony Jr., Zendal, Romell, Natasha, Leandrell, Leandro,

Independence Drive. Pastor } Mellissa, Courtney & Pietro Symonette, Magnola, Malencha,

Leonardo Rahming will officiate ! Roderick & Ivy Bastian, Melverne Mills, Latoya Woodside,
‘ Geromino & Ericka Knowles; 10-Adopted-grand-children:
Southern Cemetery, Cowpen and Tracey, Morley, Christina, P.J., Christie, Vernelle, Latique,
: Ramona, Christen & Kernell; Numerous Nieces & Nephews
' Including: Thelma, Delores Sweeting, Grace Rolle, Oliver
Fond memories are held by: Her mother: Willyn Geffrard of :

Marsh Harbour Abaco; Her father: Rodnel Vilsaint of Marsh :!

Brown, Michelle Curry, Janest & Audrey Clarke, Susan &
Margarita Culmer, Denise Sands, Erica Bethel, Karen & Yvette

Gibson, Marilyn Forbes Stubbs, Shantell Sands, Melissa &
‘ Andrea Forbes, Derek Gibson of Florida, Daniel Gibson, Roslyn
‘ Horton, Ashley, Asia & Vaughnette Patton, Meredith, Jule,

i Kathleen (Lisa) & Keturah & Anastasia Gibson. Samuel Culmer,
Richard, Nekeno, Richardson, Wilkenson, Shelvence, Shirley, :

Annie, Jerry, Hermancia Louis, Daniesha, Garvin, Bronth, Daniel

and Jamerson; Numerous friends and loved ones include: Mackey; 1-God-child: Bernice McSweeny; 9-Sisters-in-law:

Earnestine, Dawn, Claudette, Helena, Joyann & Patsy Gibson,
Adeline Armbrister, Clarissa Collie & Lavenia Dorsette; 2
: Brothers-in-law: Gifford Sweeting & Samuel Culmer; 1 Son-

FUNERAL HOME ¢ in-law: Audley Butler; 2 Daughters-in-law: Claudine & Ellen

INDEPENDENCE DRIVE Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to service : Gibson; Host of Family & Friends Including: James, Otis &
: Terrell Young, Andy & Eggs Gibson, Ferlease Knowles,
' Cherryann Gibson, Maude, John & Albert McKinney, Earnest
' Armbrister, Ida Hall, David Ferguson, Nola Brown, Carnetta
: Ferguson, Jimmy McKinney, Wells Gibson, Paulette Miller &
‘ Karen, Edith Moxey, Ellen Conley, Sada Bullasrd, Ramanda
' Bodie & Family, Jocelyn Pierre, Stafford Bethel, Hon. Alfred
‘Gray, Christine & Wallace Saunders, Mary Knowles, Paul Taylor,
‘ Charles "Governor" Taylor, Christine Rolle & Barbie, Tameka
‘McCartney, Gilbert Bain, Reggie Farrington, Cornelius Adderly,

Charles, Dennis & David Sweeting, Jeffery, Elvis & Gilbert
Gibson, Jeremy Patton, Quinton & Richard Gibson, Sheffield

Insp. James Moss, Gary Grant & Liz Pinder, The Entire Berry
Harbour Community, Wemyss Bight
Community, Rock Sound Eleuthera Community, Siberlean
Taylor, Daniel Nixon and Ernest Armbrister.





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Evergreen Mortuary

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Tel: 242-74 7944
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(Opposite Miinete hluffier) havea, Deheories

FUNERAL SERVICE

Alfred Leroy Smith, 86

of Farrington Road and formerly of
Deadman's Cay, Long Island will be
held on Saturday at St. Joseph
Catholic Church, Boyd Road at 10:30
a.m. Officiating will be Father Martin
Gomes, assisted by other ministers.
Interment will follow in the Catholic
Cemetery, Tyler Street.

Left to mourn his passing are his
Wife: Claire Smith; Children: Jude
and Patrick Smith, Dr. Ann Higgins,
Elmore Smith, Atlana Smith, Victoria
Smith, Andrew and Walter Smith;
Adopted Sons:Reese Grant and Edwin; Adopted Daughter, Marjorie
Thomas; Step-son: Adrian Daley; Step-Daughter: Claudine Daley
Ledgister;Daughters-in-law, Vanria Smith, Bernie Smith and
Temuera Smith; Grand-children: Anishka Smith, Patricia, Keisha,
and Aketa Smith, Jude Cameron Lawson Smith, Sophie Smith,
Wendy Barrios, Jamaal Smith, Yasmin McKenzie, Ailena Hassett,
Charles Smith, Tammy Pinder, Hillie Peterson, Achara Grant,
Andreka Smith, Anthony Weech Jr., Davon Sutherland, Tasman
and Davia Sutherland, Samara Smith, Alex, Jada Guthrie, Da'Drea
Ledgister, Angelo and Donald Smith, Christine and Shelia Grant,
Elizabeth Grant Pinder, Dereck and Desmond Pinder; Great Grand-
children: Anthony Jamaal Smith, Jada Smith, Julien, Achara,
La'Quey Lan-Nah-Smith, Av'rie and Andrea Scott, Olivia and
Joshua McKinzie, Natalie Smith, Shannandoah Pyfrom, Theodore
Pyfrom, DeAngelo Johnson, Krishna Anna Allen, Nala Peterson,
Derick Wash, Darius Pinder, Felecia Pinder, Danny, Phillip II,
Darentino Pinder and Sharika Pinder, Destiny and Dynasty Neely
and Dru Hepburn Alex and Shekera Daley; Great-great-grand:
Latrell William Pyfrom; Son-in-law: Pastor Henry Higgins;
Daughter-in-law: Tammie Pinder; Sisters: Harriet Cooper, Ruth
McKennie of Miami Florida, Nell Smith and Melba Lightbourne;
Brothers: Charlie Smith, Edwin and Alfred Smith Jr.; Numerous
Nieces and Nephews including: Charles Cooper Jr., Phill, Paul,
John, Yvonne Bevans, Charlene, Agatha, Ingrid, Sophia, Nadene,
Renea and Marissa Cooper, Sonia Graham, Bernie Armbrister,
Charnell Ryley, Pedro and Oneka Riley, Prescott, Andy, Eddie,
Benry, Neika, Anthony, Nelson, Jason, Dave, Steve, Cordy, Quincey,
Loriah, Sam, Philip and Neta Smith, Melva Moxey; a host of other
relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Relatives and friend may pay their last respect at Evergreen
Mortuary, Mackey Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
and again at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until service
time

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SCOP Of COBOP?E
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FUNERAL DIRECTORS"
“Rendering the finest in caring and compassionate service
regardless of financial condition.”

7th Terrace, Collins Avenue * (242) 356-2187 *
P.O. Box GT-2679 * Nassau, Bahamas

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

MIRIAM GRAY,
73

of: Farrington Road will be held on: Saturday,
April 4, 2009 at: 2p.m. at: St. Joseph's Catholic
Church, Boyd Road. Officiating will be: Fr.
Martin Gomes, SS.CC., assisted by Deacon
Gregory Taylor. Interment will be made in: The
Catholic Cemetery, Infant View Road.

Memories will forever linger in the hearts and

minds of her devoted children: Joan Mackey,

Evannett McPhee-Davis, Larry McPhee, Edward

McPhee Sr., Bernadette Major and Clarence

Gray. Adopted Children: Andrew Jr. & Ameil

Curry and Helena Dean. Grand Children:

Michaelle Richards, Anishka Knowles, La-Quell Simpson, Lamont Mackey, Bernardo
Gray, Kiara McPhee, Edward McPhee Jr., Keniqua Reckley, Rayann, Clarnesha,
Clarnique, Clarnell and Clarencia Gray and Michael Major Jr. Adopted Grand Daughter:
Monique Bonaby; Great Grand Children: Nia Richards, George Jr. and Geontae Simpson.
Sisters: Geneva Knowles and Margaret Simmons; Son-in-law: Michael Major Sr.;
Brothers-in-law: Charles Knowles Sr. and Emery Symonette Sr.; Aunt: Catherine
Minnis; Nieces: Emeline Murray, Shirley Strachan, Elcina Smith, Rocelia Wright,
Peachette Symonette, Ingrid Collie, Remelda Been, Bianca Pinder, Ann Louise Delavoe;
Nephews: Rupert Stuart, Tyrone Stuart, Charles Knowles Jr. Edmond Delavoe, Emery
Symonette Jr. Anton and Wayne Symonette; Grand Sons-in-law: Wellington Richards
and George Simpson Sr.; Grand Nieces including: Bridgette Murray, Patrice Brown,
Natasha Nougez, Renee Bethell, Pamela Rahming, Annette Lunn, Tanya Johnson,
Rushanta Stuart, Jacinta Smith, Christina Munnings, Kayla Smith, Sonia Brown, Alicia
and Allison Green, Tenille Vargas, Shakera Strachan, Roshard Knowles, Vincette
Strachan, Latanya Smith, Tamara Knowles, Sheniqua, Kaysa Symonette. Grand Nephews
including: Kevin Green, Bertram Murray Jr. Teran and Naptarel Stuart, Jamah and Jarid
Stuart, Frederick Smith Jr. & Glen Wright Jr., Tyson Sr. & Travis Strachan, Travis and
Shequel Symonette, Mario Frazer and Vincent Strachan Jr. A host of other relatives
and friends including: Oscar & Lesa Curtis, Stephanie & Louise Stuart., Andrew &
Lynn Curry, Katherine Moore & Family, Agretta Rolle, Lucille Higgs. Annamae
Dorsette, Joycelyn Bonaby & Family, Erica Rolle & Family, Allen & Sandra Emmanuel,
Deanne Crawley, Vincent Strachan Sr. Frederick Smith Sr., Glen Wright Sr., Tyrone
Strachan Sr., Garfield Gray, Halley Gray Jr., Carlean Moss, Marsha Evans, Daisy
Knowles, Cora Hepburn, Pamela Haven, David & Patrice Farrington, Gail Strachan,
Christine Bain, Cecelia Cooper, Sidney & Remelda Larrimore, Eula Larrimore, Judy
Boyd & Family, Shelly Morris, Kevin Roberts & Family, Michael & Corey Smith &
Family, Fred Laing, John Bonamy & Family, Victor & Doyle Mackey, Lynn Young,
Michael W. Bethell, Felix Munroe, Sergio Hanna, Sheila Hepburn, Dewitt Demeritte,
Linda Major & Family, Faye Rolle & Family, Doctors Alric & Sonia Simmonds,
Michelle Reid, The Richards Family, Constance Hall & Family, The Brown Family,
The Grant Family, The Minnis Family, The Shepherd Family, The Taylor Family,
Shonnel Robinson, Natasha Bowleg, Cindy Cunningham, Katrinka Marshall, Cheryl
& Dion Dean & Family, Vernell Moss & Family, Pam Hunt & Family, Sandra Miller
& Family, George Plakaris, Cecil Thompson & Family, Ivy Ferguson & Family, Sandra
Bain & Family, Nik Niks Girls, Nehron Newton, Arthur Newbold & Family, Ryan
Smith & Family, Narado Knowles, Iris Davis & FamilyThe Blyden Family, The Joseph
Family, The Staff of Kelso Lab., Oncology Dept. of P.M.H., Dr. Turnquest and Nurse
Kalfani, The Union Village Family and St. Joseph's Church Family, Friends at Citi,
Staff of Family Guardian Insurance & Staff of Atlantis Casino.

May her soul rest in peace.



The body will repose in the Blessed Redeemer Chapel at Ferguson's Funeral Directors,
7th Terrace Collins Avenue on: Friday from: 10 a.m. to: 5p.m. and at the church on:
Saturday from 1p.m. until service time.





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Bethel Brothers Morticians

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

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

SYLVIA CARMELIA
TURNQUEST, 69

of Imperial Park and formerly of South Caicos, }
Turks & Caicos will be held on Friday, }
April 3rd, at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Anglican |
Church, Highbury Park. Fr. Norman Lightboume, }
assisted by Rev. Fr. Ethan Ferguson, Rev. Fr. :
Colin Saunders, Canon Neil Roach, Canon Harry }
Bain and Rev. Dr. Vaughn Cash will officiate.
Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial }

Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to cherish her memories are: Husband: }

Randolph Turnquest. Daughter: Lesley Suzanne }

Simmons. Sons: Dr. Wayne Turnquest, Sean and Sheldon Turnquest. Sisters: Dorothy }
Seymour, Gwen Bain, Carolie Grant, Barbara Lockhart, Edith Burns, Gaynell ;
Williams, Ruth Wignel, Ismae Rodriquez, Patricia Forbes and Emily Clare of Miami. :
Brother: Edward Seymour I. Grandchildren: Trevonia, Tremaine and Trent Simmons; }

Macy and Shae Turnquest. Daughter-in-Law: Charlene and Lisa Turnquest. Son- |
in-Law: Trevor Simmons. Adopted Daughters: Beatrice Campbell, Jackie Moxey }
and Teora Collie. Father-In-Law: Mitchel Turnquest. Sisters-In-Law: Joycelyn }
Turnquest-Bain; Winifred and Norma Turnquest and Tina Seymour. Brothers-In- :
Law: James Bain, Felix Grant, Eugene Burns and John Turnquest. Uncle: Franklyn }
(Count Bernadino) Ellis and Leman Ellis. Aunts: Louise Foster, Alice Major and }
Leonie Seymour. Nieces & Nephews including: Shyian Strachan; Natasha, Edward |
III, Sonia, Yawn and Tito Seymour; Shawn Gordon; Brian, Kevin and Deidre Bain; ;
Simone Outten; Patrick, Pedro and Joyelle Grant, Troy and Shavonne Lockhart; }
Elton Moxey; Charlis Robins and Gene Burns; Veronica Marshall, Patrice Bain, }
Tanya Thurston and Natasha Moxey; Anita, Anishka, Davon and Deon Turnguest; }
Mickia Williams and Jai Curtis. Numerous Godchildren. Other Relatives & Friends }
including: Violet Styles & Family of New York & Virginia, Leila Robinson & :
Family of Turks & Caicos Islands (TCD; Iris Seaton & Family, Helen Bagwandin
& Family, Bobby Fulford & Family of Miami; Basden Family of New York; Norman }
Saunders & Family; Rev. Dr. Howard Mills and Family; Grant Family, Malcolm }
Family, Cecelia Boyce & Family, The entire Seymour & Mills Family of TCl and ;
the Bahamas, The Ellis Family, Carol Hall & Family; Clare Family and Cerene of }
TCI; Turnquest Family, Fr. Norman Lightbourn & Family; Brooks Family of TCI; :
Alvin Moore & Family; Dell Knowles & Family; Bert & Katy Saunders & Family :
of Freeport; Bain Family of Freeport; Sands Family; Ronald Jones & Family; Ursula :
Woods & Family; Sweeting Family; Bishop Laish Boyd & Family; Rahming Family; :
Fr. Colin Saunders & Family; Edgecombe Family; Ron & Karen Collier of Georgia; |
Sandy Yearwood-Bowleg & Family; Nora Cooper & Family; Gaye Huyler & Family;
Sandra McDonald; Higgs Family of Harbour Island; Sadie Moss & Family; Dr. }
John Godet & Family; Rev. Dr. R.T. Hamilton & Family; Canon Neil Roach & }
Family; Fr. Ethan Ferguson; Tezel Bowe & Family, Carlotta Klass & Family, :
Rosaleen Hanna & Family, Diggiss Family, McCardy Family, Clark Family, Saunders
Family, Pyfrom Family, Young Family, Christie Family and the Imperial Park :
community; Verlene Palacious & Family; Barbara Holder and Family, Gloria Riley :
& Family; Burrows Family, Cartwright Family, Andrea Turnquest; Hanchell Family; :
Bishop Family of South Africa; Phillip (Harvey) Cenac of New York; Fr. Lamuel }
Been & Family; Kevin & Daphne Simmons & Family, Stanley & Naomi Simmons }
& Family; Russell Family; Beth Bridges & The Knowles Family, Olga Bethel & |
Family, Pamela Chandler & Family, Lillian Smith®& Family, Rose Claire & Family, :
Vernelle Edwards & Family, Joyce Thompson & Family, Cynthia Ellis & Family, :
the Senior Choir, the Anglican Church Women (ACW), Tuesday Morning Mass :
Group, Holy Cross Family Circle of Prayer Group and the entire Holy Cross Church ;
Family; Canon Harry & Mrs. Bain, The St. Luke's Ministry, The Transformers Cell

Group, The Prayer Group and friends at The ProCathedral of Christ the King
Freeport, The Evangelistic Temple Assembly of God Church Family; and other
relatives and friends too numerous to mention. Special thanks to: Dr. Spencer; Dr.
Sweeting, Dr. Parker and the staff at the Accident and Emergency Department of
the Princess Margaret Hospital.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44 Nassau Street
on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Friday at the church from 9:00
a.m. until service time.

IVY BLONEVA
PEARSON, 95

of Hammell Close. and formerly of Delectable
Bay, Acklins will be held on Saturday
April 4th, at 1:00 p.m. at The Assembiy Hall of
Jehovah's Witnesses, Edmond Street, off Dolphin
Drive. Bro. Henry Moxey will officiate. Interment
will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens,
Soldier Road.

Left to cherish fond memories: Sons: Rhinehart,
Hansel (deceased) and Franklyn Pearson Sr.;
Daughters: Gretel Conliffe (deceased), Beatrice
Pearson (deceased), Ruth Albury and
Dorcas Bowler; Daughters-in-laws: Zelda and Yvonne Pearson; Sons-in-law: Clement
Albury, Dennis Bowler and Noel Conliffe; Nieces: Miriam Hanna and Ivy Rahming;
Nephews: The Honorable A. Loftus Roker and Leonard Roker; Grand Children:
Denise, Franklyn, Lesley, Lynden, Marvin, Tangela, Jayda, Gustavius, Sharon,
Sheldon, Sean, Shanika, Shirley, Valencia, Tracy, Leeman, Francine, Gerard;
Grandsons-in-Iaw: Mario Williams, Dr. Charles Osazuwa, Billy White, Gary
Farquharson; Grand-daughters in-law: Vanrea, Patricia and Emily; Great Grand
Children: Marneece, Demarra, Marion, Deneesha, Steve, Stephano, Shantanique,
Destiny, Valden, Lyvan, Zion, Ronin, Christopher, Sharonda, Eric, Savanna, Hansel
Ill, Tavis, Morgan, Jonathan, Alexis, Diamond, Ramon, Shawniqueca, Sherika,
Sheldon Jr., Errin; Other Relatives and Friends: The Honourable A.D Hanna,
Governor General. Iva Dean, Emily Ferguson of Miami, Florida, Shirley Pearson
and Family, Desiree, Stephanie and Dwayne, Montegomery Hanna, Nancy Russell,
Steve Smith, David Ferguson, Valerie Wells, Ruth Evans; George Hanna, Alice
Hanna and Family, Althea Rolle and Family, Cislyn Cooper Family, Garland Cooper,
Mr. & Mrs. Earnel Heastie, Naiomi Hanna-Mackey and Family, Mr. & Mrs. Curtis
Hanna and Family, The Deveaux family, Mrs. Garnet Hanna and Family, the
Colebrooke family and the late Ivy Colebrooke, Nathan, Lily Smith, Sylvrina
Dicudonne, Veronica Ferguson, Christine Ferguson and Family, Roy and Aremintina
Hanna and Family, Audley Pearson and Family, Bernard Roker and family, Shawon
Curry, Jane Taylor's Family, Maisie, John and Dougie Middleton of Cambridge,
England, Alice and Fred McKee of Picton, Ontario, Canada, Elma Cockburn, Emma
Corley, Marina Thompson of Miami Florida, Doris Major, Fred, Darlene and
Brooklyn, Sharon and Ray Snooks, Mavis Pratt and family, Marguerite Tynes-
Sherman and Family, Betty Rahming and family, Mr Nathanial Miller, Ivan, Patrick
and Deborah McDonald and Family, McKenzie's Family, Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Damalie
and Family, Hanna, Heastie and Tynes Family, Congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses
in The Bahamas, Communities of Acklins, Crooked Island and Long Cay and others
too numerous to mention.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44 Nassau Street
on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00
a.m. and at the Assembly Hall from 11:30 a.m. until service time.





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

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

ELDER JOSEPH
BENJAMIN PRATT, 70

of #3 Sixth Street, Coconut Grove and }
formerly of Turks and Caicos, will be held |
on Saturday, April 4th, at 1:00p.m. at New }
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Blue }
Hill Road South. Pastor Hubert Kemp and :
Pastor Hensel Kemp will officiate. Interment }
will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, }

| Soldier Road.

Y eft to Cherish His Memories Are: Wife: }

The Honorable Dr. Cynthia Alexandria Pratt; }

Daughters: Georgina and Nicole Pratt; Sons: Pierre, Don, Barry of North ;
Carolina, Juan & Julian of Long Island; Grandchildren: Carolyn, Tanikia :
and Travis of North Carolina; Makada of Freeport; Juan Jr., Peyton, Don Jr., |
Ronnie, Donia, Jordan of Long Island and Brianna Mackey (adopted); :
Daughters-in-law: Abigail, Sherrell, Veronica of North Carolina; Brother: |
James Alexander Pratt; Sisters: Loraine Forbes, of New York, Beatrice Pratt
of Freeport, Roselyn P. Saunders, and Sandra Kemp; Step-Brothers: John :
Lightbourne of Freeport and Calvin Sturrup; Sisters-In-Law: Patsy Parker }
and Maebel Pratt of Florida, Katherine Pratt of Freeport, Mae Pratt, Patricia :
Moxey, and Sheila Moxey; Brothers-In-Law: Charles, Edmundo and Arthur }
Moxey; Numerous nieces and nephews including: Carol Mole & Linda :
Taylor, of New York, Francine Forbes of Baltimore, Clarabelle Burrows, |
Angela Saunders, Anita Bryan, Deborah Foulkes, Toylee Barr, Sandra Gaitor, :
Sandra Hanna, Vincent, Ricardo and Pedro Saunders, Jeffery Pratt and Darrell |
Ranger; Numerous Grand and Great Grand Nieces and Nephews. }
Numerous family and friends including Ellie and Patsy Dean, Dr. Beverley }
Downing of Kentucky, The Bryant Family of North Carolina, Rev. Dr. Inez :
Rolle, Keith Rolle, Everett and Beryl Russell, Andrew Sweeting, Dion Brown,
Jerry Butler, Paulette Zonicle, Kirkwood Bastain, The Stubbs family from the :
Turks Island, James Stubbs, Alford Stubbs, The Grant Family from Grand |
Turks, Eramilda Simon of Turks Island,, The Young Family, The Williams }
Family, The Missick Family, The Lightbourne Family, The Gardiner Family, |
The Outten Family, The Glinton Family, The Hall Family, The Hennfield :
Family, The Hamilton Family, The Clyde Family, Enid Lightbourne & Family, |
Louise Grant & Family. The Families of Quintine Alley, especially the Deans :
and Bowe & Mr. & Mrs. Levarity Deveaux. Special Thanks: New Mt. Zion ;
Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Alfred Stewart, Nurses Private Medical, }
Nurses Private Surgical, Dr. Taylor Grant, Dr. Farquharson, Dr. Black, Staff }
Intensive Unit PMH, Rosie Foulkes and the staff of Food Service PMH,
Dialysis Unit PMH, Nurse Hanna Grant Renal House, Everett & Beryl Russell, |
The Progressive Liberal Party Family, Anglican Diocese of the Bahamas for }
the use the parking lot near the hospital, Nurse Butterfield, Claudia Seymour, |
Staff Princess Margaret Hospital and the Pastor of Members of Prayer and :
Praise Assembly & Parliamentarians from both sides of the chambers. |

Friends may pay their last respects at Sir Lynden Pindling Center, P.L.P.
Headquarters, Farrington Road on Friday from 10am to Spm and on Saturday |
from 10am to 1lam and at the church from 11:30am until service time. |

IVY PEARL LEWIS
COLEBROOKE, 94

of Orchard Close, off Sea Breeze Lane and
formerly of Colon, Panama will be held on
Friday, April 3rd, at 10am at Epiphany
Anglican Church, Prince Charles Drive. Fr.
Delano Archer, assisted by other ministers
of the gospel will officiate. Interment will
follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens,
Soldier Road.

CHILDREN: Dr. Vanria Rolle, Mrs. Elaine
Toote, Mr. Lewis Colebrooke. ADOPTED CHILDREN: Miss Eliese Chase,
Professor Haldane Chase, H. E. Ambassador Elma Campbell, and Mr. Churton
Toote. GRANDCHILDREN: Ashley and Brian Evans, Aisha Rolle, Byron
Toote, Castine Rhoades, Mia and Gerald Rolle, Kendra and Percival Laidlaw,
Anitra, Tanico, Julian, Lewis Jr., Ternia, Tanishka and Devroy Colebrooke,
Malaika, Che and Dariq Chase, Derek Chase and Neko Chase. GREAT
GRANDCHILDREN: Shannon, Cameron and Cyle Toote; Anais, Cecelia and
Bryce Rhoades; Vincent Colebrooke, James Rahming, Brandesha Beneby and
Dante Thomas, Maciah Evans. BROTHERS: Dr. Gilbert Davis and Mr.
Winston “Tappy” Davis. Sisters-in-law: Dr. Cora Davis and Mrs. Dorothy
“Dolly” Davis. Brothers-in-law: Livingstone Colebrooke and Calvin Cooper.
Godchildren including Lindalee and Leonard Burrows and family, Gwen
Gibson and family, Carla Smith and family, Denise Lightbourne. Nieces and
Nephews of the Davis family, Burnside family, Sarah Cox and family. Other
relatives and friends including the Davis family, the Colebrooke family, the
Cooper family, Churton Toote and family, Keith Toote and family, Charles
and Toni Lashley and Family, Sir Orville Turnquest and family, Dr. Gail
Saunders and the staff of the Department of Archives, the staff of the Pharmacy
Department, PMH, Carmetta Sands and family, Sidney Rhoades and family,
Chaunte Toote and family, Cecil Smith and family, Anthony Williams and
family, Darlene Lewis, Nurse Myrtle Hanna and family, the Seymour Family,
The Bethel and Mackey Families, Dr Nelson Clarke and family, the Mason’s
Addition family including the Poitiers, the Chases, Priscilla Johnson and
family, the Francis family, the Allens, the Neelys, the O’Briens, the Smalls,
Ruth Millar and family, Dolly Foster and family, Antoinette Weech, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Deveaux and Family, Donzella Burke and Family, Thelma Scott
and Family, Humes family, the Albury family the Duncombes, the Scotts,
Delores Darling and family, Fredricka Dorsett and family, Peter and Ruth
Outten and family, Canon and Agatha Archer and family, the Epiphany Anglican
Church family, Audrey and John Ellis, St. Agnes Anglican Church family, the
Orchard Close family including Eudene Thompson and family, Caroline
Heastie and family, Dereck and Joan Culmer and family, Bettymae Holmes,
William Russell, Nurse Dorothea Miller, Dr. Jagadesh, Nurse Edith Miller,
the Smith Family of Nassau Street, the Evans, Paul Families and numerous
relatives and friends

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44 Nassau
Street on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Friday at the church
from 9:00 a.m. until service time.





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») Bethel Brothers Morticians

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

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

MASTER CRAIG
DENZEL STUBBS, 10

of Victoria Gardens will be held on }
Saturday April 4th at 2pm at Golden Gates }
Outreach Ministries, Carmichael Road. }
Bishop Ross Davis, assisted by other |
ministers of the Gospel will officiate. |
Interment will follow in Adelaide Public :

Cemetery, Adelaide Village.

ee eee” Left to cherish his fond memories are his |

loving parents: Danielle Malone and :
Gregory Stubbs; | sister, Mattina Sandilands; 2 brothers, Gregory |
Thompson and Jermaine Stubbs; grand-parents, T.C.N Barbara Morrison |
and Daniel Malone; great-grand mother, Mrs. Monica Balfour; 4 aunts, |
Mrs. Delarese Malone Johnson, Donica Malone, Mrs. Estelle Major and :
Bernadette Rolle, 4 uncles Donahue and Desmond Malone and Ernie and }
Jeffery Stubbs; 6 grand aunts, Cynthia Cartwright, Badia Balfour, W.P.Sgt |
1898 Stacy Bowe-Curry, Janice Ramsey, Dale Malone and Anastacia |
Moss; Grand-uncles, Tony, Rodger, Bradley, Anthony and Franklyn }
Morrison, Dwayne Malone, Dewitt and Lecarl Sands, Cardinal Stubbs }
and Terrance Cartwright; 2 Aunts-in-law, Anne and Bridgette Morrison; |
2 uncles-in-law, Mario Johnson and John Major; Step Mother, Charmaine |
Cooper; Step Father, Mathew Sandilands; Step Sister, Kanika Gray; 2 |
adopted aunts, Ms. Paula Brown and Pauline Miller, 38 cousins including: }
Delmaro and Mariah Johnson, Trenique McKinney, Maleah Bastian, |
Donahue Malone Jr, Seranno Taylor, Jameel Major, Deonte’ Smith, Ava, |
Randeisha and Tyree Rolle, Ervinique Morrison, Charlize Curry, Valencia |

and Byron Johnson, Riche’ Symonette, Anthony Jr, Antonio, Anthonique,
Anton and James Morrison, Niesha, Eureka and Jahreese Morrison,

Sharlie and Marva Brown, Eugene Cooper, Thelma Greene, Monique |
Balfour, Dawn Kemp, David, Wade, Jonathan Ramsey, Dena Malone, }
D’Eruin Bullard, Stacey Moss, Latoya Carey; Special friends including, |
Steven Williams, Krista Clarke, Daniel Williams, Benjamin Brown, |
Marcian Kerr, and Christian Depuch. Many other relatives and friends |
including Mr. Edward Spence, Mr. Ralph Humes, Mr. Alex Thompson :
Ms. Viola Smith & Family, Marge Bullard & Family, Ms. Katherine |
Smith & Family Paul & Lurline Miller and Family, The entire Adelaide |
Community, Nurse Auxiliary Annamae Swan, Idella & Flossie Brown, |
T.C.N Jocelyn Cartwright, Peggy Smith, Irene Wood, US Coast Guard, |
Management and Staff Of Albany, Stuart Gove, Mallis Family, Hon }

Kendal Wright MP, Royal Bahamas Defense Force, The Christian Council,

Garvin Tynes Primary, Staff Of NICU, SCBU, Gynae and Maternity |
Ward, The Management and Staff Of Photo Magic and the Private Nursing :
Service Management and staff, Orlando Rolle, Rudy Grant, Jareen |
Osaremen, Orthland Bodie, Real Talk Live Show, Management and Staff |
of More 94.9FM and Spirit Gospel 92.5FM.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44

Nassau Street on Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday
from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon and at the church from 12.30 p.m. until
service time.

MASTER ROVAN
RASHARD SMITH, 9

of Adelaide Village will be held on
Saturday April 4th at 2pm at Golden Gates
Outreach Ministries, Carmichael Road.
Bishop Ros Davis, assisted by other
ministers of the Gospel will officiate.
Interment will follow in Adelaide Public
Cemetery, Adelaide Village.

Rovan will forever be remembered in the
hearts and thoughts of his parents, Ruben
Smith Jr. and Audrey Strachan-Wilson; Siblings: Denia, Gregory, Valencia
and Darrio Wilson and Raven Smith; niece and nephew Derenia Smith
and Asthon Wilson; Grandparents, Michelle Edgecombe, Brady, Idamae
Davis Munroe, Ruben Smith Sr., Henson Oliver, Wilfred Strachan, Garth
Brady, James Munroe; great-grand parents, Prescola Edgecombe, and
Wilfred Edgecombe; Aunts: Donissha Edgecombe, Rhondell & Monica
Rolle, Bianca & Tina Smith, Pauline Barnette, Freddiemae, Geraldine &
Leotha Strachan, Marilyn Rahming, Elicia Smith, Dale Cox, Susan Davis,
Dianette Edgecombe, Lorene Stubbs & Rosie Wilson, Anita Davis;
Uncles: Edmond Davis, Derick, Codera, Tyrone, Jermaine and Kevin
Smith, Nathaneil Hall, Lloyd, Hansel, Gregory, Samuel, Glenroy &
Matthew Strachan, Gregory Rahming, Deanglo Ferguson, Richard
Solomon; numerous other relatives and friends including: Velma, Florence
Seintry, Monique Basden of Miami, Florida, Barbara & Javia Gibson,
Joyann Culmer, Pamela Johnson, Katherine Thompson, Stella, Beatrice,
Thelma, Cynthia Smith, Margaret Johnson, Priscilla Gibson, Garry,
Reginald & Jerome Edgecombe, Bernard & Philip Smith, Livingston &
James Rolle, Michael Johnson, Richard Gibson, Joe Whymns, Nelson
Pierre, Brian, Sidney & Vernal Rolle, Calvin, Rudolph, George and Henry
Davis, Katherine Fernander, Neville Taylor, Asheka, Ashley & Aniska
Smith, Amanda Moxey, Randy Oliver, Quintin Kaream, Akia, Aniqua,
Deanna, Deandra, Deanglo, Tyresse, Kenrick, Klenson, Cleveland, Neville,
Shawn, Vashnique, Nikki, Mark, Brandon, Taveri, Danielle, Viola &
Vernal Smith & family, The Cash, Davis, Miller, Oliver, Balfour, Strachan,
Taylor, Edgecombe, Morrison, Deal, Johnson & Fernander families,
Christine Stubbs; Godparents, Earnest Stubbs, Desmond Malone, Lennox
Miller, Tony Morrison, Ricardo Rodgers, Eleanor Deal, Jennifer McKenzie
& The Wilson family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44
Nassau Street on Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday
from 10:00 a.m. to 12noon. and at the church from 12.30pm. until service
time.





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Rock of Ages Suneral Chapel

Wulff Road & Pinedale
Tel: 323-3800 or 322-1431 ¢ Fax: 328-8852

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

Rupert Deon “Snow” Mackey Jr., 23 |

of Daisy Manor Subdivision, will be held :
on Sunday, 5th April 2009 at 11:00:
A.M. at the church, Hill View Seventh :
Day Adventist Church on Tonique :
William Darling Highway. Officiating :
Pastor Hugh A. Roach & Pastor Jeremiah i
Duncombe, assisted by, Church Elders ;
& Other Ministers of the Gospel. :
Internment: Woodlawn Gardens, ;

Soldier Road

He is survived b y His Mother: Mary :

Mackey, Father: Rupert Mackey Sr. ; :

Adopted Parents: Sherry Lockhart and }

Philip Saunders; Four (4) Sisters: Jessica i

Ferguson, Samantha Clarke, Desiree and ;

Anastacia Mackey; One (1) Brother: :

Anthony Mackey; Two (2) Adopted :

Sisters: Terez Lockhart and Vanessa :

Saunders; One (1) Adopted Brother: :

Garth Lockhart; Two (2) Brothers-in-law: Keith Ferguson Sr. and Edison }
Clarke Sr.; Thirteen (13) Aunts: Eleanor Knowles, Martha Smith, Fay Saunders, :
Gladys Knowles, Christine Smith, Geneva Gilbert, Lula Mae Thompson, :
Charlotte Culmer and Sharon Farrington, Joan, Carol, Joyann and Rosemary }
Mackey; Ten (10 )Uncles: Cresville Knowles, Eric Smith, Clifford, Joel, :
Emerick, Octavious and Herbert Mackey, Cedric Saunders, Norman Culmer, :
Courtney Farrington Sr.; One (1) Adopted Uncle: Pastor Jeremiah Duncombe; :
Seven (7) Grand-Aunts: Helen Edgecombe, Susanna Cartwright and Hattie :
Saunders of Mckanns, Long Island, Rhonda Ferguson, Florence Butler, Elease :
Knowles and Verna Douglas of Green Castle, Eleuthera; One (1) Grand-Uncle: :
Hollind Smith; Six(6) Nieces: Keiona Ferguson, Ashley, Davenique, Angel, :
Alliyah and Dominique Mackey; Four (4) Nephews: Keith Ferguson Jr.; Edison :
Jr. and Ethan Clarke and Kevin Mackey; Special Friend: Shannon Thurston; :
Numerous Cousins including: Rod Rahming, Natasha and Antoine Astwood, :
Nancy Johnson, Catrina, Adrian, Nathaniel, Cresville Jr.; Octavia and Craig }
Knowles, Antneal , Charla, Norine, Romeo, Jermaine and Eric Jr. Smith, Toya :
Kemp, Samantha Bastian, Faith, Cedric Jr. and Michael Saunders, Alexander, :
Tyrone, Darren, Nicky, Jonathan, Anthony, Anton, Vernal, Omar, Rickey, :
Danielle, Terrance, Marco, Clifford Jr., Carlton, Erica, Tangie, Wilton, Bertram, :
Shirlene, Leon and Sean Mackey, Tishea Grant, Charlene, Shay, Karen, Khandi :
and Charisse Culmer, Janet Harris-Smith, Queenie Anderson, Gaynell, Albertha,
Melony, Oscar, Don and Kelly Gilbert, Latoya Edwards, Courrtney Jr., Cordero, }
Theron, Delano, Shonique and Tonique Farrington, Theresa Taylor, Chavette ;
Lewis, Melrose and Edmae Thompson, Annette Neely and Aneka Greene; and :
a host of other Relatives and Friends including: Roger, Julian, Lorraine and :
Samantha Saunders, Paul Adderley, Jeremy Pritchard and family, Marvin Moss :
and family, Davanand Edilall and family, Dwite Williams and family, Renaldo :
Bernard and family, Arthur Armbrister and family, Tennille Perecentie, Raquel :
Sands, D’anton Cooper, Madline Demeritte, Rosanda Sears, Tiffany and Mario :
Clarke, Tiffany Kelly, Dwight Moncur, Denrick Taylor, Eloise Fergusson,
Doreen and Ralph Cooper and family, Elizabeth Ferguson and family, Austin :
Goodman, George and Shenika Astwood, Darren Johnson, Martin Kemp, Bertram }
Knowles, Deborah Smith, Elouise Davis, Charles Gibson, Anthony, Carl and :
Naomi, Kim, Michelle, Tiffany and Bridgette Douglas, Cpl. 1254 Kirk Douglas, :
Angela, Stephanie, Ruth, Jennie, Lisa Linda, Ruth, June, Euna Fitzgerald, Brenda :
Lockhart, Shantel and family, The Facility House Department, The Queen :
Elizabeth Sports Center, The Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture, The }
Management and Staff of Super Value Food Stores, The Royal Fidelity Group, :
The PC Crew, The Munson Village Road Community, The Hepburn family, :

The Taylor Street Community, The Exuma and Crooked Island Street
Communities, The C.C. Sweeting Class of 2002, Sandra Grimes and family,
The Ward family, The Darling family, The Saunders family, The Moss family
and The Lockhart family; And A Host of Other Relatives and Friends to
Numerous to Mention.

FRIENDS MAY PAY THEIR LAST RESPECT AT ROCK OF AGES
FUNERAL CHAPEL, WULFF ROAD & PINEDALE ON SATURDAY
FROM 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M. AND ON SUNDAY AT THE CHURCH FROM
10 A.M UNTIL SERVICE TIME.

Giovanni Forbes, 37

of Lewis Street, will be held on Saturday,
4 April 2009, 10:00 a.m. at the Church:
United Pentecostal Church of The
Bahamas, Honey Comb Street off Hay
Street. Officiating Pastor Franklyn N.
Ferguson assisted by other Ministers of
the Gospel.
Internment in the Southern Cemetery,
Cowpen & Spikenard Roads.

Cherished Memories will linger in the
hearts of his Father: William Forbes;
Step Parents: Mr. Charles and Geneva
Johnson; Three (3) Daughters:
Giovanna, Nicole, and Shanise Forbes;
One (1) Son: Gordon; Four (4)
Brothers: Santana, Livigui, Salvano,
Preacher Forbes; One (1) Sister:
Vernensha Forbes; Ten (10) Aunts:
Shayne Thompson, Daphne Wilkinson, Lavenda Nubin of West Palm Beach,
Paulette Cooper, Shelia Gilton, Rosalie Lightfoot, Marie Shephard, Gertrude
Perpall and Virginia Rolle; Five (5) Uncles: Henery Gilton Patrick Gilton, Paul
Pollard, Jackie Thompson; Two (2) Aunts in law: June Gilton and Emma
Thompson; Three (3) Uncles in law: Michael Wilkinson, Antoine Cooper and
Jackie Nubin; Seven (7) Nieces: Lafea, Indianna, Robertha, Prescola, Katie,
Theresa Forbes, Slexis Francis; Two (2) Step nieces: Phenthlisha and Emmanael;
Three (3) Nephews: Santana Jr., Terrell Forbes Jr. Roberto Jr. Forbes, Keith
Woodside, Kervin Woodside; One (1) Step Nephew: Travis Wright Jr.; One
(1) Grand Uncles: Charles Munroe of New York; Cousins: Troy, Crystal,
Larry, Nickolatta, Kendra, Tomico, Adriel, Stephen, Antoine, Sumae, Craig,
Sandra Pinder, Nathalie Morley, Vida Sweeting- Butler; Four (4) Sisters in
law: Erica Forbes, Trichea Forbes, Lexis Forbes, Mrs. Dee Forbes; Other
relatives and friends: Richard Bonamy and family, The mission Baptist family,
The hay Street family, The Lewis Street Family, Peter Kemp and family, Debbie
and family, The Maycock street family, Ms. Patsy Ingraham and family, The
Department of Environmental Health, Penn family, The Punza family, United
Pentecostal church of The Bahamas and family, The Honey Comb Street and
family.
And a host of other relatives and friends to numerous to mention.

FRIENDS MAY PAY THEIR LAST RESPECT AT THE ROCK OF AGES
FUNERAL CHAPEL WULFF ROAD AND PINEDALE ON FRIDAY
FROM 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M. AND ON SATURDAY AT THE CHURCH
FROM 9 A.M UNTIL SERVICE TIME.





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Rock of Ages Huneral Chapel

Wulff Road & Pinedale
Tel: 323-3800 or 322-1431 ¢ Fax: 328-8852

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

Deacon Hubert Dean

of Gambier Village will be held on
Saturday, 4 April 2009, 11:00
a.m. at the St. Peter’s Native Baptist
Church, Gambier Village.
Officiating: Rev. Dr. Alonzo
Hinzey assisted By: Pastor Henry
Thurston and Other Ministers of the
gospel. Internment: The Church’s
Cemetery, Gambier Village.

Those left to mourn his passing

include his Step Mother: Carolyn

Dean; Two (2) Daughters: Patrice

and Francina; Two (2) Adopted

Daughters: Ruth Thurston and

Kathleen Johnson. Two (2)

Brothers: Mervin of West Palm

Beach Florida and William Dean

Sr. ; Two(2) Sisters: Alsaida Hanna

and Marines Dean ;Thirteen(13)

Grand-daughters: Olivia Dean, Sophia Mackey, Georgette Mcphee, Nicole
Smith, Vivette Moss, Sheryl Duncombe, Nicola Rolle, Kendra, Kemolee
Paul and Dashanda Thurston, Anika Rolle, Shantel McDonald and Tamara
Johnson; Thirteen (13) Grandsons: Kareem and Levi Paul, Andrew
Thurston, Elroy Saunders, John, Clayton, Kenrick and Kenly Saunders,
George Mcphee, Minister Antonio Mackey, Dario Smith and Albert Fernander
and Anton Parker; Numerous Nieces and Nephews including: Mervin Jr.;
Merlene, Simon, Willamae, Arnold, William Jr., Janis, Janet, Wendy and
Edward Dean, Pastor Gladstone and Minister Alexander Thurston, Minister
Mildred Dorsett, Minister Neville Seymour, Geraldine Thurston, Valencia
Huyler, William, Edward, Prince and Luther Hanna, Olive Knowles, Leroy,
Cleveland, Haywood, Sidney and Denise Poiter, Elma Miller, Joanna Saunders,
Sherry Armaly, Cyprian and Helen Dean, Trevor and Witney Curry and
Vonie, Ila, Lillymae, Naressa, Raquel, Barnadette, Natario, Renaldo, Lamont,
Skakra, Precious and Demond Thurston; Numerous Great-Grandchildren
including: Christopher and Vincent Fernander, Antoineisha, Angel and
Antonique Mackey, MAgarith, Tobi and Tori Mcphee ,Nicholas and Lauren
Smith, Kareem Jr., Burton Jr., Byron and Braxton Moss, Andrea and Deshano
Thurston, Terell and Baby Johnson, Joshua and Rashad Newry, Oral Jr.,
Orala, Ovaltine and Debra Duncombe, Nathan, Shannon and Ricardo McGlory,
John Jr., and Johnathan Saunders, Prescott and Benjamin Cleare, Jaffra,
Jaleel, Vado Taylor, Latoya Culmer, Octavia, Delano and Gladstone Thurston
Jr., Yvette Fernander, Jennifer Cunningham and Shavonne, One (1) Uncle:
Harry Wright; Two (2) Aunts: Ethel Adderley and Julia Huyler; Four (4)
Sisters-in-law: Delilah Dean, Myrtle Curry, Blanche Stanford and Olga
Bowles; One (1) Son-in-law: Calvin Parker; And a host of other relatives
and friends including: Wilamena Dean, The Brady family, James Fernander,
Harold Morris and family, Lenora Poiter and family, St. Peter’s Native
Baptist Church family, Mt. Zion Union Baptist Church family, Church of
God of Prophecy family, Gambier Primary School and family, The
Management and Staff of Rhoda’s Place, The entire Gambier Village
Community , The Gambier Village Clinic, Marina Fernander and family,
Anna Mae Bethel and family, Bertha Hopkins and family, Muriel Almonard
and family, Charlotte Mcphee and family, Ruthmae Poitier and family, Judy
Taylor and family, Coral, Cynthia Poitier and family and Bernice Elliot and
family.And a host of other relatives and friends to numerous to mention.

FRIENDS MAY PAY THEIR LAST RESPECT AT THE ROCK OF
AGES FUNERAL CHAPEL WULFF ROAD AND PINEDALE ON
FRIDAY FROM 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M. AND ON SATURDAY AT THE
CHURCH FROM 10 A.M UNTIL SERVICE TIME.

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Mr. Lawrence Wilbert Laing, 57

of #74 Balfour Avenue and Charles Vincent
Street, will be held on Saturday, April 04, 2009
at 11am at Shield of Faith Evangelistic Church,
Mutton Fish Drive Golden Gates #2. Bishop
Christopher B. Burrows will officiate and
burial will be in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen
& Spikenard Roads.

The Radiance of this “Pearl of A Gem” will
always glow in the hearts of his:

Wife: Beverly Ruddela Crighton-Laing;

Two Sons: Darren and DeDe Laing;

Three Daughters: Lakeisha and Doreen Laing and Shannon Lloyd;
One Adopted Son: Kvon Laing;

Numerous Grand Children Including: Lethario Stovel;
Two Brothers: Gregory and Leviticus Laing;

Four Sisters: Joycelyn Smith, Sandra Young, Leotha Rahming and Leanna
Laing;

Eighteen Nephews and Nieces: Monique and Tameka Pratt, Tashika Smith,
Shanique Miller, Robin Young, Kevin and Dwayne Lockhart, Lekendra,
Keniesha, Kendal and Kenwood Rahming, Doreen, Darren, Johnathan, Jordan-
Michael, Jabari, Lakeisha and Monique Laing;

Nine Grand Nephews and Nieces: Marvin Johnson, Amallie Nixon, Drevon
McPhee, Juliette and Keanna Miller, Daniel Darville, Gabriell and Abigail
Lockhart and Patreco;

Four Aunts: Inez Carey, Mable Nixon, Effie Thompson and Ena Forbes;

Five Brothers-in-law: Joseph Smith, Eugene McKinney, Kendal Rahming,
Robert Young and Michael Roach;

Seven Sisters-in-law: Rose Laing, Sonia Ferguson, Edilyn, Joan and Margaret
Crighton, Barbara Rolle and Joyce Moore;

Many other loving family and friends including: Simon, Antoinette and
Geo Moxey, Beranita, Mizpah, Rendy, Patrick, Berkley, Marco, Hansel, Joan,
Tricie, Lillian, Udell, Florence, Brendalee, Christine, Maureen, Tony, Ethel,
Freddy, Sheddy, Michael, Ramon, Sammy, Freddie, Tony, Allen, Harry, Glen,
Lillian, Maggie, Denise, Debra, Debbie, Monique, Ursula, Lisa, Philip, Giant,
Raymond, Mark, Stafford, Dorothy, Ulga, Magndia, Alice, Maydawn, Pamela,
Prenell, Lucas, Herman and Cecil.

Visitation will be in the “Emerald Suite’ Emerald Ridge Mortuary & Monument
Company Ltd. #20 Claridge Road on Friday, April 03, 2009 from 1pm to 6pm
and at Shield of Faith Evangelistic Church, Mutton Fish Drive Golden Gates
#2. on Saturday, April 04, 2009 from 10am to service time.

Visit our website: www.emeraldridgemortuary.com view video
tributes, sign guest book, send condolence, sympathy, share
memories and make funeral arrangements.





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Armeritie’s Huneral Home

BAHAMAS’ OLDEST MORTUARY
MARKET STREET ° P.O. BOX GT-2097 ¢ TEL: 323-5782

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

BURKETT

KENNETH CLARKE, |

/ 11:00 a.m. & at the church from 12:00 p.m. until service time.

48

who died on 19th March, 2009, a }
resident of Moss Town, Exuma &
formerly of Nassau, will be held at |
Prayer and Deliverance Temple, |
Taylor and Jackson Streets, Nassau;
Village, on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. |
Officiating will be Apostle Winton |
W. Roberts, assisted by Pastor |
Joydawn Roberts & Deacon :
Anthony Cox. Interment follows in |

Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

He is survived by his wife: Brenda Dames-Clarke; three sons: :
Drameco, Demetrius and Deshawn Clarke, a daughter: Bukkina |
Clarke; mother: Doreen Clarke; mother-in-law: Millicent Ray Bodie; : —
: Soldier Road.
Allison Clarke and Lavern Symonette; adopted sister: MaryAnn }

: Left to mourn and cherish memories are: his wife: Janet Russell,
: Four sons: Noel, Clarence Jr., Everette, and Pastor Cy Russell. Two
: daughters: Yvette Pinder and Denice Major. Two adopted daughters:
i Lucille Kemp and Gracelyn Pinder. Twenty grandchildren: Shaneka,
: Monique, Destiny, Lavade, Everrette, O'neil, Chevette, Mitizi,
: Kristina, Tenaj, Clarence II, Nashon, Journee, Demi, Neil Jr., Yokito,
: Antonio, Kimawana, Christovia, and Kimostovia; Six: great grand
: children: Toni, Alysha, Shaniyah, Chet, Marc, Milton Jr., Two sons-

four brothers: Teran, Michael, Steven and Martin Clarke; two sisters:

Clarke; six aunts: Beatrice Clarke, Idell Rolle, Clarice, Shirley and
Sally Bodie and Beth; six uncles: Harlem, Sargeant 1312 Derek
Bodie, William and Glenroy Bodie, Sam Rolle and William Dames
of Mahattan, N.Y. ; twelve sisters-in-law: Mary and Fayann Clarke,
Ruthmae Dames, Annamae Johnson, Vangelyn Barnett, Paulette
Smith, Jacqueline Moxey, Blossom Brown, Barbara Darville, Hollis
Lightbourne, Beverley Saunders, Marcia Brown and Margaret Dames;
10 brothers-in-law: Julian, Audley and Edroy Dames, Capt. Barry

Lightbourne, Livingston Saunders, Ancel Smith, Capt. Kevin Moxey, }
Ralph Brown; Craig Darville and Patrick Symonette; grand aunts: |
Agatha Johnson and Leanna McKenzie; nieces: Sharron, Kimberly |
and Abigail Clarke, Pamela and Christina Davis, Bianca Taylor, :
Angel Clarke, Karen Johnson, Angelique Hanna, Wendy Dames, |
Emerald Stubbs, Karen Stubbs-Johnson, Shanell Dames, Dionne, |
Royann and Rochelle Dames, DAndra and Riche Dames, Nakita and ;
Antonia Darville, Anique Whylly, Bettina and Danielle Barnett, ;
Lyndell and Danielle Saunders, Latoya and Deshae Smith, Aubrecia |
Moxey, Chardonay Knowles, Beatrica and Shanell Brown; nephews: }
Gerald Davis, Ricardo Clarke, Dwayne, Ken, Shawn and Lincoln |
Johnson, Geno and Robert Dames, Andrew Stubbs, Edroy Damis |
Jr., Andrell and Uwe Dames, Akarian and Damagio Dames, Bryant }
and Craig Darville, Christopher Barnett, Lynden and Lauren Saunders, |
Barry Jr., and Justin Lightbourne, Pedro Bodie, Jamal and Kevin }

Moxey Jr., Delson Knowles Jr. and Dalston Brown; other relatives | Young and family, The Stubbs Family, The Berkel Family, The Free

including: the Clarke, Holbert, Musgrove, Deveaux, Ferguson and | National Movement Family, The staff of Bapak Ltd., Golden Gates

Dames families, the entire Moss Town and Hermitage community; | Church of Christ, Wesley Methodist Church, the entire community

Terry Taylor, Pastor Apostle Winton and Joydawn Roberts, the of Sunset Park and The Ministry of Works.
Brown family, the church family of the Prayer and Deliverance |

Temple, the entire family of East Storr Courts, Yellow Elder, the | Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte’s Funeral Home,

entire community of Rock Crusher Road, Lyon Road and Clarke ; Market Street, from 1-6:00 p.m. on Thursday & on Friday at the

Lane, Brice Sands, the Johnson family, Burnside family, Chico, church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

Randy and Stanley.

: Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte’s Funeral Home,
: Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday from 9-

CLARENCE
HENRY RUSSELL,
82

who died on 27th March, 2009, a
resident of Palmetto Court, Sunset
Park & formerly of Green Turtle
Cay, Abaco, will be held at Wesley
Methodist Church, Baillou Hill
Road, on Friday at 11:00 .m.
Officiating will be Rev. L. Carla
R. Culmer, assisted by Bro. Ernest
Miller. Interment follows in
Lakeview Memorial Gardens,

in-law: Philip Major Jr. & Neil Pinder Sr., Four daughters-in-law:
Nichola Russell, Beryle Russell, Vernetta Russell, and Janet Russell;
Six nieces: Andre’, Sherry, Nadine, Aretha, Tremmie, Dessire; Five
nephews: Derek, Tony, Peter, Ricardo and Ralph; Five sisters in-
law: Cynthia, Muriel, Shammie, Delarie and Jennamae; one brother-
in-law: Harold "Spooner" Grant; God Daughter: Emily Williams. A
host of other relatives and friends including: Mr. & Mrs. Alexander
Hanna and Family, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Johnson and family, Dorothy
Strachan, Lamour Rolle and family, Mr. Glen & Andrew Rodgers
and family, Mr. Justin Roberts, Mr. Vernon Symonette, Mr. Frank
Watson, Mr. Chris Francis and family, Ms. Evelynn Wallace and
family, Beverly and Ramona Percentie, Mr. Tommy Thompson and
family, Mr. Tex Turnquest and family, Mr. Sidney Collie and family,
Calvin, and Nita, Stephanie, Merzia Johnson and family, Rev. Basil
Johnson and family, Mr. Godfrey Brathwaite and family, Rev. Charles





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Memeritie’s Funeral Home

BAHAMAS’ OLDEST MORTUARY
MARKET STREET ¢ P.O. BOX GT-2097 ¢ TEL: 323-5782

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

FREDRICA
McPHEE BETHEL,
74

Left not to mourn, but to rejoice her passing are her four sons: }
Benjamin, Daniel, Dale & Darren; three daughters: Coralee Smith, |
Gaylean Gibson & Cyprianna Thompson; three stepdaughters: |
Lorrine & Deneice Curtis and Wendy Bethel; five stepsons: Adrian |
St., Kenwood, Terrance, Ralph and Rodney; three adopted |
daughters: Margarete Williams, Michelle Knowles and Samantha |
Green; two sisters-in-law: Carnetta Williams and Martha McPhee; :
four daughters-in-law: Michelle, June, Andrea and Judy Bethel; :
two sons-in-law: Leonard Gibson and Patrick Thompson; fourty- : |
four grandchildren: Benjalina, Terico, Dayon, Sheena, Lakeisha, |

Benzel, Laquoya, Laquinta, Meagan, Crystal, Shayna, Samone, |
: Rahming & Deacon Maxwell Johnson. Interment follows in

and Able Seaman Bravado Thompson, Lanoramae, Michael & : Catholic Cemetery, Infant View Road.

Leonard Gibson, Terran Terrence, Kahja, Lakeisha, Dira, Delvon, | ; ;
: Left to cherish her memories are ex-husband: Charles McPhee;

5 children: Rachelle (Ricky) Munson of Orlando, FI., Piere (PJ)
? Brown of Orlando, FI., Nathan (Nana) McPhee of Orlando, FI,

Kevon, Briana, Raven, Benjalnique, Benzel Jr., Tristan, David, : Antoinette (Netty) Burrows of Nassau, & Sonia (Sony) of Nassau;

Zachary, Shilah and Lakeithra; fourty-two nieces & nephews: | 2 Sons-in-law: William Munson of Orlando, FI., & Christopher

: Burrows of Nassau; 2 daughters-in-law: Amanda Brown of Orlando,

"Moon", Gladstone "Moon", Arnold, Juanita, Susan, Ethel, Oralee, | FI. & Christopher Burrows of Nassau; 2 daughters-in-law: Amanda
: Brown & Lisa McPhee both of Orlando, FI.; 2 brothers: Oswald

Ginger, Cora, Julette, Cardinal, Yvonne, Maryane, Shervin and _ T. Brown & Burton Brown; 1 aunt: Maria Forbes; 2 nephews:

Robert McPhee, John Walter, Vernita Mitchell, Verine McKinney,

Linda Marshall, Nurse Gloria Gardiner, Ruby Simmons, Cardinal | Raker & Sonia Brown; a host of cousins including: Sylvia Ross,

Major, Peter Walkes, Anthony, Andrea and Bernard Linden, Ian : Alfonso Elliott, Bruce Elliott, Jerome Elliott, Martin Elliott, Verona

Green, Maurice Ferguson, and Brian Goodridge, numerous grand | Missick, Lorna Elliott, Nicola Elliott, Alfred Elliott, Sandra

neices and nephews including: Brenda Humes, Katy Johnson, ? Coleman, Patricia Horsford, Norma Elliott, Mable Moultrie, Norma

Lavall, Nurse Valencia Kemp, Lafleur, Jimmy, Randy, Latoya, | Cox, Mavis Sears, Deborah King, Dr. Gerald Forbes & many other

: family & friends including, Linda Sears, Daniel King and Cynthia

Sophie, Barby and Tiesha; Other family and friends including: _ Elliott and family.

Margrette Ramsey, Gloria Jacques and Family, Agnes Griffth and ; _ cath
: Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,

Family, Genieve Fowler, Keneice Hamilton, Donald Rolle and | Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at the

Family, Mikelo Strachan & Family, Vanna Nottage & Family, | church from 11:00 a.m. until service time.

Sabbath, Patrick Jr., and Daniel Bethel Jr., Patrina, Angelo, Shaquille

Jade, Torriano, Davado, Deonlanique, DenEisha, Terah, Justin,
Shaquille, Rashad, Deonya, Elizabeth, Nicola Farrington, Shantel
Cooper, Janelle & Glennis Ramsey; ten great grandchildren:

Paulette & James Mackey, Merva Higgins, Gracie, Lindor, Sidney

Sheila, Kendal, Reynard, Ernest, Marlon, Uriah, Peter, Everette,

Ashton, Simone, Tino, Clint, Tiny, Joe, Andy, Daryl, Jerome,

Family, Latoya Brown, Lakata, Lavern, Tiffany, Ann Miller and

i Kathrin Gastave and Family, Crystal Love & Family, Anislia
: Sylvester & Family, Shakila Armbriter & Family, Al & William
: Moss, Percy, Sharma Forbes, Stephanie Glass & Family, Yvonne
' Thompson & Family, Alexander Smith, John Seymour, Philip
| Sturrup & Family, The Tucker Brothers & Family, Hiram, Philip
? Dorceus, McTavis Johnson & Family, Deane Gardiner & Family,
") who died on 21st March, 2009, a |

resident of Deveaux Street & |

formerly of George Town, Exuma, |

will be held at Our Lady of the |

Holy Souls Catholic Church, |

Deveaux Street, on Saturday at |

2:45 p.m. Officiating will be Fr.

Michael Kelly, ss.cc., assisted by }

Rev. Deacon Peter Rahming & |

Rev. Deacon Maxwell Johnson. |

Interment follows in Catholic Cemetery, Tyler Street. |

Prissila Dawkins & Family, Loritta Johnson & Family, Abigail
Rolle & Family, Joanna Rolle & Family, Palmdale Primary School
Family, Deveaux & Milton Streets Family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday from
10-1:00 p.m. & at the church from 2:00 p.m. until service time.

ELTHREADA
EVANGELINE
McPHEE, 68

| who died on 22nd March, 2009,
a resident of Sayle Ave. off Wulff
Road, & formerly of Stanyard
Creek, Andros, will be held at Our
Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic
Church, Deveaux Street, on
Saturday at 11 :45 a.m. Officiating

| will be Fr. Michael Kelly, ss.cc.,
assisted by Rev. Deacon Peter

Simeon Brown Jr. & Dwight Brown; 3 nieces: Valerie Alcee, Carla





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Hemeritie’s Funeral Aome

BAHAMAS’ OLDEST MORTUARY
MARKET STREET °¢ P.O. BOX GT-2097 ¢ TEL: 323-5782

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

HAZEL IRENE
PYFROM, 86

who died on 29th March, 2009, a |
resident of Rock Sound, Eleuthera

} & formerly of Savannah Sound, |
Eleuthera will be held at Wesley |
Methodist Church, Rock Sound, |

7] Eleuthera, on Saturday at 11:00 }
a.m. Officiating will be Dr. |
Reginald Eldon & Rev. Kendris |
Carey. Interment follows in Rock |

Sound Public Cemetery.

Thelma & Leige Burrows, Naomi & Edison Butler, Vynona & Herbert :

ae ret ee ore . i ares ee : Cherished memories will always remain with his wife: Helen; five

Seat ND als oe atasha, Laverne, Jan ‘ eee ? children: Sonia Parker, Claire Burrows, Patricia Davis, Althemese
Carla Talon ee Nagas andre, Pane Bane ey a | Johnson and Kendal Ingraham; Sons-in-law: Kenneth Parker and
Alexia & Jyna; 29 great grand children: Wayne Jr. Ingraham, Rolanda, | L s i a : 1 esha ‘ aha Coanenileren:
Hannah, Selena, Alex, Sherwin Jr, Samia, Rasheed, Raheem, Taysha, | 4 ee SU Ows, dee aw ele TE aa, Soe

Matthew, Iyanda, Christopher, Jaared, Ahndin, Sumia, Brittany Kenyon, Abril, and PC # 3110 Jeronimo Parker, Citarra, Erin and

Clarke, Wayne Jr. Rolle, Dwayne, Maria, Melissa, Autumn, Brittany
Lockhart, Brandon, Jaida, Ashley Jr., Amia & Cameron; numerous |
: Raquel Munroe, Elaine Hanna, Richard, Kranstone, Nicholas Simms

Adderley, Thelma & Richard Smith, William Thompson of Miami, | and D'Andre Johnson; thirty-six great-grandchildren; Grandsons-in-

FI., Vandolyn Oldham, Marina Pinder, Wideon, Livan and Sidney } law: Alfonso Parker, Demetrie Munroe and Ervin Hanna;

Pyfrom, Donna Leary, Daniel Pyfrom & family, Maud Neeley, Judy ; Granddaughters-in-law: Angelique and Austinique Parker, Linda,

Masnyk, Verna Pyfrom, Jill Wilson, Wayne Ingraham Sr., Dorothy Pamela Nikita Ingraham and Olga Simms; Sisters: Enith Sweeting
Hilton, Sermetta Hilton, Cheryl Hilton, Ray Stubbs, Desmond | and Vivienne Francis; Sister-in-law: Iva Ingraham; Nieces and
Thompson, Yolanda Hilton, Sabrina Burrows, Michael Watkins, ? Nephews: Garth, Genevieve, Emil, Alaric, George, Astor, Berlington,
Wayne Rolle St, Albert Carey, Viola Mackey, Gracie & Freddy Weston, Dr. Francis, Venis, Evangeline, Walt, Solomon, Leslie,
Nabbie & family; special friends: Wilfred & Murietta Major, Hazel Peuitne: Nairew, Bdwin Dhillisa Eloaheth, Hifeds Weleda Minas
Sands & family, Sidney & Pearlene Rolle, Kermit & Janice Cates, : ? ? ? pas : ; 2 :

Jacqueline Kemp, Gloria Knowles, Betty & Willie Knowles, Phyllis Mavis, Keith, Jane, Brent, Patricia, Drexel, Frederick, Corrine,

Kemp, Irene McKinney, Joshua Culmer, Claudia Sands, Irene Griffin, Denise, Wesley, Deborah, Theresa, Alonza, Salome, Dunstan, Margot;

Mercia Pedican, Carl & Merlese Bethel, Maitland Cates, Kitty |
? Monique Dorsette, Linda Farrington and family, Conra and Caffee

Adrella & Andrea Gibson, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Morley, Emmaline McCartney, Doris Gomez, Ruth Sands, Audrey Fountain, Director

: and Staff of The Bahamas National Drug Agency, Consultant and

Munroe & family, Paulette Rolle, Remelda Carey, Michelle Anderson, | team members of the Pharmacy Management Information System,

Maronett Hall & family, The Rock Sound Methodist Church family, | Theresa Archer, staff of the Atlantis Casino Cage, Cecil Dorsette,

The Rock Sound & Savannah Sound communities & Dr. Smith & : Everette Neilly, Eric Robinson, Garvin and Vachelle Roberts and
- ae ee ae ee ae : family, Keith Hanna, St. Barnabas Choir and The Church Families
eeley e New Hope Methodis urch family in Freeport, | ae lj
Leslie & Remelia Knowles, Mr. & Mrs. Oswald Ingraham, Lloyd & | te pee Mary Tike Mine and she Maile sanelican
Mispah Evans, Mr. & Mrs. Billy Cates, Mr. & Mrs. Elliott Sands, :

nieces & nephews including: Althea Wallace, Sheila Moss, Leslie

Brennen, Cheryl Walters Miller, Dorcas Sawyer, Eloise Swain, Alice,

Butler, Shirley Barr, Jackie Smith, Vanria Gibson, Allen & Vanina

the Hilton, Burrows, Butler & Mackey families.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, |
Rock Sound, Eleuthera, from 3-8 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at |

the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

ERNEST ALFRED
INGRAHAM, 95

who died on 29th March, 2009, a
resident of Rolle Ave. & formerly
of Matthew Town, Inagua, will be
held at St. Barnabas Anglican
Church, Wulff & Baillou Hill
Roads, on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Officiating will be Canon Basil
Tynes, assisted by Fr. Michael
Maragh, Fr. Theadore Hunt &
Archdeacon James Palacious.

Lawrence Burrows Jr., Koshena Davis, Jewel Saunders, Ricardo,
Marlon, Derick, Charles and Tanya Ingraham, Charmine Parker,

other close relatives and friends including: George, Arnette and

: Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
i Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday from 9-

12:30 p.m. & at the church from 1:30 p.m. until service time.





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me ale SEIS mela

LEROY
HUTCHINSON, 59

Mackey.

Leroy will be remembered and missed by his wife, Monique; daughter, |
Lynette; son, Leroy; step daughters, Cheryl Ford and Alecca and |
Alecia Ramsey; son-in-law, Gurth Ford II; grandchildren, Ashanta
Ramsey, Gurcha and Christen Ford; brother, James Hutchinson of |
Florida; sister, Sarah Forbes; mother-in-law, Hazel Adderley; brothers-
in-law, Alan Stubbs, Alvin Adderley, Kenneth and Kendrick Stubbs; |
sisters-in-law, Marshanell Jolly, Dornell Brown, Patricia Morley,

Cathy Gray, Mary Stubbs, and Patrice Ellis; aunts, Gertrude Rodgers,

Mary and Lucille Rolle, Maselena and Edna Rolle of Kemps Bay,

Andros; uncles, Bursil Rolle of Kemps Bay; nieces and nephews,

Haven and Marie Forbes of Grand Bahama, Vincent and Pandora |
Forbes, Benaly and Jennimae Forbes of Kemps Bay, Andros, Elon

and Darnell Forbes, John, Junior and Gregory Forbes, Sidney, Calvin,
and Cecile Wilson, Perry, Stephen and Tony Clarke, Vincent and

Brown, Durrell and Duntrelle Gray, Alpha and Glennis Saunders,
Relcina and Lee Rolle, Rosetta Forbes of Kemps Bay, Andros,
Geralene Forbes, Ethel Colebroke of Grand Bahama, Charmaine

Johnson, Rhonda Bridgewater, Crystal Adderley, Paranell Wright of
Freeport, Grand Bahama, Rosie, Paula, Sherry, Shantell, Chantel

Deveaux, Azaria and Johnnette Brown, Ashley Adderley, Stacey

Jacklyn Adderley, Cynthia, Catherine and Junior, Louetta, Tyrone
and Lynden Hutchinson, Anthony Hutchinson of Freeport, Grand
Bahama; cousins, Leo, Stanley and George Rodgers, Rena, Ellen,
Rev. Henry Forbes Jr., Elizabeth, Gary, Leslie, Jefferson, Jennifer,

Edmund Rahming of South Andros, Betty, Yvonne, Coralie, Pet,
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Ruby, Thaddeus, Elridge, Rose,
Mazella, Ralph, Prince and Donnie; other friends and family, numerous
other nieces and nephews, Calvary Deliverance Church and Pre-
School, Daxson Knowles, Frantz Ferguson, Ravon Armbrister,
Flemming Street Clinic, One Family Junkanoo Group and Community
Organization, Malcolm Road East crew, The Golden Gates

i Watson, Hon. Anthony Rolle, Hon. Desmond Bannister, Hon. William
Allan, Chief Magistrate Rodger Gomez, Garret Finlayson, Damian
: Gomez, Esso Co. Ltd., Sun Oil Co. Ltd., Alfreda Miller, Columbo,
Allan Evans, Winfield and Edison Rolle, the Godet family, Basil and
: Oscar Hunt, Matthew Griffin, Mae Lockhart, Bobbie McIver, Anthony

who died on 19th March, 2009, a Marsh, Don Pinder, Robert Gardiner, Kevin Clarke and the rest of

resident of Golden Gates #2 the Buzzard Bay and South Beach Domino cew, Da Mudd, Fritz and

Malcolm Road East & formerly of }
Kemps Bay, Andros, will be held: | Cheryl Stubbs and Rosedell Stubbs.
at Shaw Temple A.M.E. Zion |
Church, Baillou Hill Road & Peter }
Street on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. | Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at the
Officating will be Rev. Kendal }
Mackey, assisted by Suzanna ;:

Cremation follows. |

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,

church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

RITA
MORTIMER, 89

who died on 24th March, 2009, a
resident of Apache Alley, will be
held at St. Margaret's Anglican
Church, Kemp Road, on Saturday
at 2:00 p.m. Officiating will be
Rev'd Fr. Joseph Mycklewhyte.
Interment follows in St. Margaret's
Cemetery, St. Margaret Road.

Left to cherish her memories are

her son: Edwin Mortimer; adopted daughter: Delarece Fulford; 1
Keith Adderley, Antonio Wallace, Godfrey Pinder, Dax and Shanaer
Stubbs, Reginald Stubbs, Samuel (Alex) Jolly, Dantly Jolly, Justin | Pinder, Joycelyn Scarlett, Jeffrey Mortimer, Yolanda, Tiffany &
: Demetria Roberts; 15 great grand children: Antony Mortimer, Deshano,
: Christoph, Cierro Marshall, Jalisa Mortimer, Stacey Pinder, Eddessa
? Edwards Jr, Ezion, Lashante Mortimer, Jermaine, Kadejha Mortimer,
Stirrup, Theresa Bailey, Portia, Janet Storr of San Salvador, Donna
Daxon, Delores Miller, Merline Hepburn & Alma Pratt of Coco, FI.,
i: Judy Williams, Veronica Newbold, Rosalie Rolle, Margaret Newbold,
and Lenishka Stubbs, Alexis and Aaliyah Adderley, Thervesa, Krystal Earline Taylor of Opalocka, Fl., Gladys Dawkins of Miramar, F1.,
: Clarabel Major, Betty, Virgie & Pearl Mortimer; 11 nephews: Cecil,
Moxey, Taylor and Taj Ellis, Ali, Keith, Dale, Ethel, Susan and : Wenzel & Clifford Gray, Bruce Carroll, James Major, Wesley, James
& George Newbold, Eric Major, Livan & Samuel Mortimer; other
: relatives & friends: Patrice Maycock & family, Mrs. Kerr, Mr. &
: Mrs. Sweeting & family, Kofi Dixon & family, Daxson & family,
: Tamara Mortimer, Marco Bethel, Gloria Pratt, DeAngelo Curry, Mrs.
Sherry, Apostle Amos Rahming, Rebecca, James, Norwood and

sister: Mytis Edwards; 7 grandchildren: Edward Mortimer, Veronica

Antonio Bethel, Antario Curry & Sarah Marshall; 14 nieces: Sandra

Johnson & family, Betty Roberts & family, the Big Yard family,

: Jason Pinder, John Scarlett, Clarence Fulford, Jeannie Rahming,
Rebecca Edgecombe, Ruthmae Bain, Val, St. Margaret's Church
i family, Thompson Ward Sandilands, Clifford Marshall, Cynthia
Turnquest, Ali & Garth.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
: Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday from 9-
Community, Deltec Co. Ltd., Cedric Parker and family, Hon. Frank :



12:00 p.m. & at the church from 1:00 p.m. until service time.



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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

MERKELENE
DAMES-
LIGHTBOURNE, 79

resident of South Beach Estates
& formerly of Sandy Point,
Abaco, will be held at St. Mark's
Native Baptist Church, Romer

Street, Fox Hill, on Saturday at |
11 :00 a.m. Officiating will be :
: Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
: Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at the
church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

Rev. Dr. Carrington S. Pinder,
assisted by other Ministers.
Interment follows in the Church's Cemetery.

Left to cherish loving memories are: Sons: Christopher, Ronald |
and Johnny Miller; Adopted son:Marcus Pratt; Daughter: }
Wilhelmina Bethel; Adopted daughters: Villamae Rolle and }
Geneva Dames; Grand Children:Xenia Greene, Felecia Bethel, }
Marcia Beckford, Simson McKinney, Latoya Bethel, Khadijah, :
Merkelene, Johnisha Miller, Ronnell Pratt, Ronisha Miller, John |
Miller, Ronald Miller Jr., Vance Miller and Mae Sargeant; Great |
grandchildren: Justin Bethel, Jade and James Beckford, Bria"My |
Foot" Greene, Keshawn Richardson, Colissa McKinney and }
Williesha Thompson; Son-In-Law: Bartlette Bethel; Daughters- :
in-law: Donnamae and Jacqueline Miller; Grandson-in-law: Brian ;
Greene; Grand daughter-in-law: Antonia Miller; Nephews: Eric, |
Oswald, John, Harry and Ronald Darville, Nelson Davis and !
James Johnson Jr.; Nieces: Dimple, Rose, Candy, Joan and :
Rhonda Davis Francena Cleare, Orenthia Newman, Vernetta
i Cou ee ie Sue fea Fawkes. Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Myst Caer tl rani Es a EDD 2 crab eae Left to cherish his memories are his daughters: Ethel Fox and

ereat great erand nephews 8 including Garett Darville and Sabrina Althea McBride; one son, Gilbert Fox; 20 grandchildren: Desree

Davis; Mother-in-law: Rhoda Lightbourne; Sisters in-law: Laureen | Fox, Alexandra, Nicola and Sebastian Lewis, Princess and Kent

Swan, Geraldine and Ida Lightbourne: Brothers-in-law: Fox, Fefica Dean, Fertina Turnquest, Charmine Bootle, Deshon

Wellington, Thomas, Albert and Carter Lightbourne; Other |

Relatives and friends: Essie McKinney, Lucille Walker, Ismae } Brent, Melissa and Michaela Fox and Natasha West; numerous

Stuart, Willard Pinder, Bendan Colebrooke, Lionel Dorsette and : ; : ;
: Fox; 1 son-in-law: Solomon McBride; numerous cousins

: including, Rufus Fox, Millicent Martin, Reeve Fox, Lillian Fox,

and Isadora Pinder and family, Mrs. Carnetta Lightbourne and Eva Lightbourn, Enza Russell, Charles Fox; other relatives and

family, Rev. Dr. Carrington and Sabrina Pinder and family, Dr. | ie ;
Genius Wells, Captain Ernest Dean and family, Thelma Fernander, | the nurses and staff of The Geriatrics Hospital.

Alvin Johnson, Judith Burrows, Naomie, Doris McKenzie, Doris | |... ; Bats
Taylor, Cleomie Munroe and family, Maud Kerrr, Mavis | Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
Cartwright and family, Kathlene Fritz and family, Deacon James } Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at the
Dames, Mrs. Carolyn Major, Mr. & Mrs. Leo Gardiner, Michael | Church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

Laing, Evangelist George & Vernae Jennings, Joe Jr. and Willis !

nieces 36, great grand nephews 58, great great grand nieces 8,

family, The Pratt family, the Johnson family, the Dorsette family,
Elvara Richardson and family, Evie Sturrup and family, Edward

: Bain of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Rita Douglas, Lillian, Myrtle
: Carroll, Hariette Lee, Patrick Bain (Freeport), Glacie Dean,
: Lillian Roberts, Virgie Lightbourne, Hattie Dean, Ella Dean,
: Virginia Adderley, Irene Burrows, Lorenzo and Sally Colebrooke
: and Betty, Bateman Bain and family, Mateland Bain, Elizabeth
: and Glacie, Rev. Morris Sain, Minvella Lightbourne, Rachel
who died on 25 March, 2009, a }
: Baptist Church family, the St. Barnabas Anglican community,
: the entire communities of Sandy Point and Crossing Rocks,
: Abaco and the Straw Market. Special Thanks to: Dr. Khero,
: Nurse Cheryl Vaughn, Dr. Sanjay, Staff and Doctors of The Eye

Garcia and Remelda, Doris Bain (Freeport), the St. Mark's Native

Wing and Nurses and staff of Female Medical I.

ROBERT
FOX, 90

who died on 29th March, 2009,
a resident of Ritchville
Subdivision, & formerly of Fox
Town, Abaco, will be held at
Church of God of Prophecy,
Seven Hills, on Saturday at 11:00
a.m. Officiating will be Bishop
C.N. Williams, assisted by
Associate Pastor Julian Johnson
& Associate Pastor Rowena

Fox, Brian, Gayland, Englebert and Jason McBride, Terry, Gary,

great grandchildren; 2 daughter-in-laws: Rowena Fox and Monica

friends including: Maude Missick, Joanna Hopkins, Laura Collie,





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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

ROXANNA REBECCA
"Roxie"
KNOWLES, 67

resident of Cottonwood Street, Pinewood
Gardens, will be held at Hillview

Williams-Darling Highway, on Sunday

at 2:00 p.m. Officiating will be Pastor :
Dr. ee D. Toote De ae Jeremiah | Coco Cola, The Staff of Purity Bakery, The Roots, One Family, Music Makers
i Junkanoo group and a host of other relatives and friends too numerous to

: mention.

Duncombe. Interment follows in
Lakeview Memorial Gardens, JFK
Drive.

hearts of: Her Children: Stephen, Irvin Sr., Charlene, Sheldon and Troy.
Brother: David Knowles. Sisters: Gertrude Rahming and Maxine Eldon.
Grandchildren: Chamal, Rashad, Irvin Jr., Shanell, Tristin, Brendea, Robyn
and Kaeden. Daughters-in-law: Charmaine & Gail Bethel, Sheakiel and
Claudia Knowles; Numerous nieces and nephews, Numerous cousins
including: Leotha Bannister & Family, the Longley Family, Sandra Longley,
Ashley Edwards and Inga Poitier, Miriam Rolle & Family, the Bullard Family,
Hilda Pratt & Family, Anthony and Keva McKinney & Family, the Bain
Family, the Ferguson Family, the Saunders Family, Debbie Rolle & Family
and the Family of the late Alaster Knowles. Godchildren: Natassia Mortimer,
Imani and Ikechi Bethel and Marcia Nottage. Adopted sons: Ishmael "Pete"
Evans and Marcion Nottage. Adopted daughters: Shavonne Nottage, Monique
Smith, Indianna and Nickiesha Major. Adopted sisters: Dianne "Kitty" Major
& Linda Marche. Adopted grandchildren: Lorenzo, Lavardo, Steforn and
Anthoniese; Javaine, Sario, Samantha, Rishea, Marciano, Torrien and Michael.
Other Relatives & Friends.

Friends may pay their last respects at Dmeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street,

from 10-6:00 p.m. on Saturday & on Sunday from 10-12:00 noon & at the

church from 1:00 p.m. until service time.

TIMOTHY NELSON
CLARKE JR, 41

a resident of Sumner Street, Redland
Acres, will be held at Our Lady's of the
Holy Souls Catholic Church, Deveaux
Street, on Friday at 2:45 p.m. Officiating
will be Fr. Michael Kelly, ss.cc., assisted
by Rev. Deacon Peter Rahming & Rev.
Deacon Maxwell Johnson. Interment
follows in Catholic Cemetery, Tyler
Street.

Left to mourn and cherish behind are:
Father: Timothv Nelson Clarke Sr. Two
Sons: Michael and Tameco Clarke. One
Daughter: Timesha Clarke. Four Brothers: Dereck Woodside. Premeo Hanna,

Uncle: Junior Woodside. Step Mother: Ivy Clarke. Six Nieces: Maranique,

Edward. Two Brothers-in-law: Marvin Darling and Mr. Green. One Grandchild:

: Kae'dyn Clarke. Cousins: Robert Johnson, Thyra Johnson, Veronica Bethel,
i John Johnson, Beverley Rahming, Clothilda Saunders, Thomas Johnson,
: Andrea Thompson, Monica Zest, Andrew Johnson, Terrestta Johnson and
: Theresa Bastian. Friends: including his Special friend, Shenique Wilkinson,
: Hon Cynthia "Mother" Pratt, Keith (Slimmy) Moss, Derek Basden. Charles

ho died on 23rd March, 2009, a | oe
Leer ase 4 : Tonya Fernander, Phillippa Smith, Charlene McKenzie, Terrance Perigod,
: Barry Kemp, Mark Pratt, Eurie Pratt, Hiling, Richard, Shabba. Satone, Sho,
S th-day Adventist Church, Tonique | Charlie, Andre, David, Yvonne, Shamell, Teresa. Royalty, Muppet, Bambay,
as Soareiags aes a i Devon, Tanya, Rachael, C. C. Sweeting Senior High School Class of "85",
: The Staff of

Woods, Floyd Armbrister, Erroll Newton, Sonia Saunders, Lucille Capron,

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte’s Funeral Home, Market
: Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Thursday & on Friday from 10-1:00 p.m. & at

Memories will forever linger in the ! the church from 2:00 p.m. until service time.

VIRGINIA
BEATRICE
MONCUR, 91

who died on 25 March, 2009, a resident
of Springfield Street, Fox Hill &
formerly of Green Turtle Cay, Abaco,
will be held at St. Anne's Anglican
Church, Fox Hill, on Saturday at 10:00
a.m. Officiating will be Fr. Crosley
Walkine. Interment follows in the
Church's Cemetery.

] Left to cherish her memories are her
Grandchildren, Renee and Felipe’ Major;

: Adopted daughter,Sandra Major; Adopted Grandchildren, Tyrone, Reno, and
: Lavado Major, Samantha Moxey, Elvin Mackey and Dexavier Knowles; One
: (1) Great- Granchild, Felipe Major Jr.; Two (2) Sisters, Gwendolyn Clarke
: and Mable King; Fifteen (15) Nieces, Cynthia Curtis, Heather Armbrister,
: Wendy Smith, Patricia Reckley, Nadine Moncur, Faye Major, Dr. Zorene
: Curry, Mary Curry, Angela Bullard, Eugene Thompson, Edwina Smith,
: Stephanie, Storr, Jenny Humes, Rose Rolle and Shirley Green; Nine (9)
: Nephews, Charlie, William, Pedro, Calvin and John Curry, Woody Lowe,
: Ricardo and Galyn Moncur; Thirty One (31) Grand Nieces; Forty- Two (42)
? Grand nephews, numerous cousins, including Joyce and David Moncur, Dereck
Davis and Family and a host of family and friends including: Donna McCoy,
: Madene Edwards, Veronica Strachan, Syliva Rolle and Family, Barbra Morley,
i Patrick Moss and Family, Leesha Whylly and Family, Davina Saunders and
: Family, Denise Adderley, Sandra Daxon and Family, James Major and Family,
: Oscar Rolle and family, Ida Ferguson and Family, Theophilis Moss Jr, Louis
: Major and Family, The Tynes Family The National Youth Choir, Phi Beta
; Sigma Fraternity, The Staff of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Cruickshard
i Ward of the Geriatric Hospital (special thanks), The Tribune Staff, Honorable
: Fred Mitchell, M. P. for Fox Hill. Monsignor Preston Moss, Rev. Angela

ugh : Palacious and the entire Fox Hill Community.
Quintin and Arroyo Clarke. Three Sisters: Amanda Sands Darling, Brendalee

Green and Sarfina Clarke. Two Aunts: Cynthia Johnson. Nora Woodside. One |

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte'’s Funeral Home, Market

i Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at the church from 9:00
Lauranique and Empreia, Sharmaine & Shantell. Two Nephews: Nathan and:

a.m. until service time.





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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

VANDA ROSETTE
WILLIAMS, 59

& Spikenard Roads.

Left to cherish her passing are her: Four children: Alexander |
Peterson, Pandora Brooks, Andrea Dean and Anthony Papa |
George. Eleven Grand Children: Alexander Peterson Jr., |
Georgette, Beandra & Georgina Poitier, Britney, Rashae & |
Barnesha Brooks, Nardo Stevenson & Damutri Thurston, |
Anthoniece & Anthony Papa George Jr.; Twelve Sisters: |

| Freddie, Tara, Iron, Eddie, Jenny, Amos, Candy, Cecil,
: Quetelle, Rose Green and Family, Christine Cooper &
| Family, the communities of Matthew Town Inagua and
: Bain Town. The Noni Restaurant Management & Staff and

who died on 24 March, 2009, |
aresident of Dumping Ground : |. ae
Corner & Ferguson Street, will | Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral
ieee aera Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.
Meadow Street, on Saturday |
at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will |
be Bishop Hulan Hanna, |
assisted by Minister Philip |
Ferguson. Interment follows in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen

many others too numerous to mention.

Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on

SAMUEL DAVIS
MACKEY, 43

who died on 7th March, 2009,
a resident of Dunmore Street,
will be held at Voice of the
Watchman, Milton Street, on
Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Bishop
Dion Mott. Cremation follows.

Margaret Hopkins, Cynthia Smith, Beatrice Farrington, | &

Ophelia Cox, Carmeta & Corrine Cartwright, Ellen &
Clophield Rolle and Mildred Moss. Four Brothers: Homer |
and Dino Williams, Vincent "Cave Man" Cartwright and |
: & Susan Davis; 5 uncles: Stephen Nixon of West End,
Daxon. Seventeen Nieces: Alicia, Batista, Banister, Aualya, | Grand Bahama, Anthony, Deacon Rodger, John & Edward
: Davis; 1 sister-in-law: Michelle Passal; 2 great grand uncles:
| Johnnie Nixon of Farmers Cay, Exuma & Elvin Davis; 9
| nieces: Stacey Cooper, Charlestina Davis, Shantel, Louieanna
: & Donnell Mackey, Shakera, Shanquelle, Otavanique &

Keygon, Micah, Montez, Owen, Raphael, Shaquille. Twelve _ Lakeishna Smith; 1 grand niece: Vernika Rolle; 6 nephews:

Grand Nieces, Six Grand Nephews. | Daughter-in-Law: |
Tissura Papa George. Brothers-in-Law: Malachi Hopkins, |
: Lorenzo & Ramon Smith; cousins: Pedro, Deborah &
: Shantel Bain, Shaann, Ann, Linda, Rick, Paul, Edward,

Henry Smith. One Uncle: Albert Daxon. One Aunt: Mable

Baricha, Bianca, Dorenda, Homeka, Devon, Nakarha,
Marcia, Phyllis, Keveenia, Vera, Esther, Ashimnie and
Nikita. Seventeen Nephews: Alvin, Andy, Charles, Cordero,
David, John, James, Geraldo, Mario, Marvin, Marcello,

William "Bill" Farrington, and Hudon Cox. | Sister in Law:
Nurse Larrie Williams. 1 Niece-in-Law: Jewel Hopkins.

Cousins: John and Theda Godet, Bloneva Malcolm of ; ! .
Matthew Town, Inagua, Violet Farquaharson-Lambert of | Layanta Davis, Monique, Trevor & Kevin Calma, Bradley,
: Enid & Keneth Nixon, Lorraine Cooper, Jamaine Knowles

| & lesha Rolle; other relatives & friends including: Roderick

Toronto Canada, Adell Moss, Margo Rodgers & Pamela
Seyfert, Isaac Roker, Leo and Basil Farquaharson, Dwight,

Irvin Jr, Michael, Franklyn, Eugene, Freddie and Revered
Father James Palacious. Patsy, Barbara and George Daxon. |
Other relatives and Friends including, The Palacious, |

Left to cherish his memories
are his sister: Gloria Johnson; 2 brothers: Louis Mackey &
Alfonso Passal; 5 aunts: Carmen, Angela, Louise, Rosemary

Alfonzo Jr., Ramon & Anthony Smith Passal, Neil Bethel,
Mark Burrows, Louis & Keyvon Mackey; 2 grand nephews:

Enid, Ryan, Ramond, Lamond, Shawn, Tamara, Rashad &

Taylor & family.

_ Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral
Darville, Oralhomme, Joseph Roker, Wildgoose and Daxon | Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on
families, Santino Evans, Maria Johnson, Carol, Barbara, | Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

Theresa, Ursula, Betty, Adrianna Sandra, Amberdark, |





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Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary

Chapel, Ramsey, Exuma - Tel: 345-7020¢ Robinson Rd & 5th Street
Tel: 325-6621/322-4969 * 24 Hour Paging Service 323-9761

LAST RITES FOR

Merlene Edwards-Marc, 77

of Eight Mile Rock Grand Bahama and ::
formerly of Rolleville Exuma and Nassau ::
will be held on Saturday at 2:30 P.M. at ::
Kemp Road Ministries, Kemp Road. ::
Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Ivan F. Butler :
Jr. Interment in Woodlawn Gardens, ::

Soldier Road.

She is survived by She is survived by her ::

Husband: John Marc; Sons: Edroy Rolle, ::

Leroy Jr. & Pastor Livingston Edwards; :

Daughters: Shirleymae Edwards, Maryann ::

Cooper; Adopted Son: Claudius Curtis; ::

Grand Sons: Edroy Rolle Jr, Anthony :!

Thompson, Patrick, Demetrius, Roshad, i:

Johnathan, Tyler, Kareem Edwards, Randall ::

Jr. & Tavario Cooper; Grand Daughters - Edricka Taylor, Shakina & Natalia ::
Rolle, Merlyn Duncombe, Shantel Ferguson, Qurinnie & Felicia Edwards, :: . . : i : :
Samantha, Alicia & Narissa Cooper; Great grandchildren: Tyrone Jr, }: ao, age oe ae eae pee See ee Brice res
Terojernaea, Tnajeh Duncombe, Anthony & Anton Thompson, Jaden & :: ORS 2 1a ee ee walla eee pasteles eee
Kaiden Taylor; God-Children: Dec General Taylor, Patsy and Cordella; i!
Sister: Faith Rolle; Aunt: Christine Rolle; Sons-In-Law: Randall Cooper, | [.-> : : ; : :
Fred Wells; Daughters-In-Law: Sandy Edwards, Merilyn Edwards, Brenda :: King; Grandchildren: Sheldon, Gerard, Kevin, Quincy, Patrick, Anthony
Rolle; Grandsons-In-Law: Hilton Taylor, Tyrone Duncombe, Shan Ferguson; ::
LS Somer oe oe Dee Mea otk S aanan i Solomon and Bernard Russell, Prexavieo and Perez Bowleg, Denaldo and
Vega, Kirk Musgrove, Christopher, David and John Rolle; Nieces: Diana, :: ; ¢ ; a
Charmine & Sandra Musgrove, Wendy Vega, Pauline Rolle, Katie Hall; :: Canitra Mackey; Adrian, Alonzo, and Ambrosine Austin, Keshan and
Others: Janette Demeritte, Miriam Ferguson; Elsie Bain, Priscilla Bain, ::
Shadrock Collins, Alma Clarke & family, Shelia Cooper & Family, Sarah i
Duncombe & Family, Olive Ferguson & family, Oliver Ferguson & family, :: v : ja
Sheba Ferguson & family, Queenie Gray & family, Evan & Loreen Johnson, :! Isadora and Martha Moxey, Mary Miller, Elizabeth, Thelma, Pearly, Christina
Rubinson "Benzo" Marc, Shirleymae Martin, Sophia McIntosh & Family, }} and Rose Greene, Katrina, Cynthia, Venus, and Rita King, Brothers in law:
Leaylla McKenzie, Iris McKinney & Family, Keturah McKinney, Racina ::
McPhee, Helena Musgrove, Jacob Moss, Irlene Neeley & family, Justina ::
Neeley, Ruthmae Newbold & Family, Jeffenique Nottage, Allie Pinder & i!
family, Stephen Romer & family, Ema Rolle, Syvil Rolle & Family, Gracie ::
Rolle & Family, Lea Scavella, Frito Simeon & family, Sandra Taylor & ::
Family, James Rolle, Simeon Curtis, Ikel Curtis, David Thompson, Jane and ::
Nerlin Thompson and Family, Naomi Thurston, Lean Williams & family, the i:
Wells family, Dolly & family, Nathalee & family, Yvonne and family, Reathea i
& family, Nurlin, David, Edna & Blake, Telma, Erskin, Prescole, Ethel, Patsy !' Bodie, Children of Hasting and the Late Veronica Saunders, Children of
& family, and Beulah Walker, the Grants family, Aunt Chrishe & family, Gen ::
& Family, the Moss family, Alma & family, Nicole & family, the Walker ::
family of Abaco, Christine, Miss Lucky, Miss Sherry, Crystal Watson and H
Family, The Word Church of Faith Tabernacle, Prophetess Gail Brown, Church i: Manette and Tyrone Russell, Gertrude Stubbs, Mother Laura Roberts, Pastor
of the Divine Resurrection, Minister Azer Moss, Minister Aaron Moss, Minister :: Rudolph Roberts, Rev. Merle Sweeting, Pastor Monica Paul, Minister David
Philip Moss, Pastor Jacob Moss, Pastor Julie Farquharson, Bishop Clifford ::
Henfield & Grace Baptist Church family Abaco, Pastor Wilbur Outten & ::
Freeport Bible Church family, The Port Lucaya Straw Vendors, the Crown ::

Jewelers staff, the dedicated doctors, nurses and staff of the Rand Memorial :: Clarke family, St. Peter's Baptist church family and the entire community

of Mangrove Cay.

Hospital.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Robinson Road and Fifth i : ‘ :
Street on Friday from 11:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. and at the church on Saturday :: The bady will sepose-at Ruruss Menional Mortuary, om Thutsduy tron

from 1:30 P.M. until service time.

Minister Naomi Gretel King, 71

of Lil Harbour, Mangrove Cay will be held
on Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at St. Peter’s
Baptist Church, Little Harbour, Mangrove
Cay, Andros. Officiating will be Bishop
Michael C. Symonette assisted by Rev.
Godfrey Greene and other Ministers.
Interment in Pinders, Public Cemetery,
Mangrove Cay.

She is survived by her husband: Rev.
Solomon King; Seven daughters: Arnette
Swann, Idamae Russell, Nurse Annalee
King, Women Corporal # 1 053 Miriam
Thompson, Evangelist Barbara Mackey,
Susanne Austin, and Nurse Patrice Bowleg;
Four sons: Patrick, Lydell, Rudolph, and Ephraim King. Brothers: Rev.
Rufus, Rev. Harcourt (Junior), Cardinal, Hansel and George Green; Sister:

Carlton Mackey, Ambrose Austin and Patterson Bowleg; Aunt: Magnolia
Wright; Daughters in law: Henrietta, Shirlene, Nurse Deborah and Anastacia

Jr. Samantha, Jason, Chenovia, Cindera and Shaquille, Charles, Roderick
Lavanka, Edasha and Evonne King; Tristan and Brittany Davis; Bissanio,

Demiro Thompson; Kadeem and Akeem Palmer; Cachara, Carnesha and

Lavanda Cartwright, Great Grandchildren: Tashanell and Keysharia
Russell; Zion King; Lakeisha and Moesha Bastian, Tatyana Armbrister,
Treamine, Travis and Tristan Cartwright, Douglas Higgs; Sisters in law:

Rev. Hubert King, Etienne and Isiah King, Ivan Miller, Ralph and Reginald
Moxey, Prince Bodie and Hasting Saunders; Numerous Nieces and Nephews
including: Chandera Greene, the children of Rufus and Elizabeth Greene,
Children of Cardinal and Pearly Greene, Children of Harcourt and Christine
Greene, children of George and Rose Greene, Children of Etienne and Venus
King, Children of Rev. Hubert and Katrina King, Isiah and Cynthia King,
children of the late Philip and Rita King, Children of Mary and Ivan Miller,
Children of Martha and Reginald Moxey, Children of Karen and Prince

Isadora and Ralph Moxey and the children of the late Sheila and Cardinal
Moxey; A host of other relatives and friends Including: Leastine and
Zebedee Bastian, Deborah and Sidney Outten, Elgin and Shirley Wright,

Wallace and family, Pastors and Ministers of Mangrove Cay, Deacon Moody
Moxey and family, Joyce Greene, Nehemiah Miller and family, Norman
Rolle and family, Grace Roker, the Greene family, the Moxey family, the

i: 11:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. , Friday at the church in Mangrove Cay from
:: 3:00 P.M. until service time on Saturday.





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Butler's Funeral Homes & Crematorium

Telephone: 393-2822, York & Ernest Sts.
P.O. Box N-712, Nassau, Bahamas

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Shanon “Non” Edwards, 33

of Brown’s Alley off Kemp |
Road will be held on Saturday :
04th April 2009 at 12:00 noon :
at St. James Baptist Church, |
| St. James Road. Officiating ;
will be Rev. Charles Rolle, :
Rev Daniel Beneby and Rev :
William Hepburn. Interment :
will follow in Woodlawn :
Gardens, Soldier Road. ;

Left to cherish her memories :
is her son; Shannon Moss, two grandmothers; Rosalee :
McPhee Davis of Nassau and Rosetta Smith of Freeport :
Grand Bahama, seven sisters; Dominica Knowles, |
Bernadette, Clarisa, Erica, Kimberley and Nasal Smith, |
and Lisa, five brothers; Andrew, Jacob and Valentino |
Edwards and Alexander and Mercedes Smith, One :
special friend; Dave Strachan, thirteen aunts; |
Deaconess Ruthlyn Outten, Brendalee McPhee, :
Margaret Cash, Janice Ash, Sandy, Gladis and Ann ;
McPhee, Norma Pinder, Madonna Rahming, Winifred :
Humes, Patrice Baillou, Thelma Huyler and Evamae :
Smith ,four grand aunts; Mary Morris of Freeport :
Grand Bahama, Elizabeth Delancey, Iva and Maria |
McPhee, twelve uncles; Vincent, Julian, Demetrius :
and Valentino McPhee, Edward Outten, Officer Harris :
Cash and Deacon Andrew Ash. Daniel Pinder, |
Theophilus Humes, Ruben Smith, Valentine Huyler, |
Samuel Rahming, two grand uncles; Edward and :
Hubert McPhee, numerous nieces and nephews, and :
other friends and relatives including the Brown’s Alley :

friends and family, Kemp Road Community and the Moss, Kino Brennen, Van Benson and _ host of other

' family and friends too numerous to mention..

Progressive Liberal Party family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Butlers’ Funeral |
Homes & Crematorium, Ernest & York Streets on :
Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday :
at the church from 11:00 a.m. until service time. |

Ms. Correne Udell Moss, 88

of Emerald Ridge off Soldier
Road will be held on Saturday
04th April 2009 at 11:00 a.m.
at Mt. Pleasant Green Baptist
Church, East and Quakoo
| Streets. Officiating will be Rev.
'}| Dr. Wesley Thompson assisted
by Min. Mary Johnson.
Interment will follow in
Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier
Road.

Left to cherish her fond
memories is her three sons: Rev. George Moss, Rev.
Sean Moss, Frizzell Parks, two daughters: Vernencha
Blatch, Theresa Ramsey, granddaughters: Nadine, Karen,
Deidre, Nekita, grandsons: Craig, Coy, Terrell, Leonardo,
Daniel; great-granddaughters: Shaunte, Ene, Janea,
Kaylyn, Franchelle, Kamisha, Chloe, Danielle, Aniska,
Dawn; great-grandsons: Sean, Ethan, Jason, Jerniro,
Frizzell Jr., Kino Jr., Philip Jr. ,Jamal, Demal, nieces:
Williamae and Genevie Albury , Lilly Benson, Veronica
Cockbill, Phyllis Bastian, Margaret Hepburn, Myrtle
Bootle, Shirley Woods, Hellena Neilly, Sharon Lyles,
Neilly Johnson, Gloria Strachan, Virginia Neilly, Cynthia
Stewart, Millie Fox and Maryanne Nottage, nephews;
Renny Blatch, Sherman Moss, Clinton Neilly, David
Fowler, Randy Hanna, Vandiko Benson, Leslie Hutchinson,
Keith Moss; grand nieces: Dominique, Camille, Claudine,
Cecille, Dr. Jewel Dean, Min. Sandra Johnson, Angela
Bain, Michelle Joseph, and Ismae Hall, Louise, Thursa,;
grandnephew: Christopher, Anthony, Gary, Larry, Kevin;
sister-in-law : Caroline Moss; daughters-in-law; Flossie
Moss, Erin Moss, sons-in-law: Philip Ramsey, Kino

Friends may pay their last respects at Butlers’ Funeral
Homes & Crematorium, Ernest & York Streets on Friday
from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the
church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.





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FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 ¢ Fax: (242) 373-3005

FUNERAL SE

Dellarese Frazier, 46

| of Joan’s Heights West will be held on Saturday
April 4th 2009 at 10:00 am at New Covenant }

Baptist Church East West Highway Officiating :
will be pastor Ricardo Turner assisted by other ;
ministers of the gospel and Interment will follow :
in Lakeview Memorial Gardens John F. Kennedy

| Drive and Gladstone Roads.

| She is survived by her mother: Ella Thompson

Father: Christopher Thompson daughters: :

Cordell Frazier and Evette Frazier son: Lawrence }

Frazier Jr., Step son: Burcil Anderson Jr., Step ;

daughters: Lashan Moss and Tenaji Bethel and :

Shaneska Miller grand son: Kayden Adderley :

grand daugther: Kourtney Dean sisters: Roslyn Sands, Ellen Stubbs, Shonell :
Rahming, Annette Major, Berndette Murray, Christina Bailey brothers: Whitney }
Thompson, Sterling Thompson, CPT Kim Thompson, Trevor Thompson, Devon :
Thompson aunts: Edris Johnson, Lucy Thompson, uncles: Lionel Johnson, :
Bernard Thompson, nieces Kimberley Smith Musgrove, Michelle Smith, Robyn
Sands, Inderia Barry, Charese Sands, Kristal Thompson, Antoniece Thompson, i
Shayanna Thompson, Shamrean Thompson, Antoniece Major, Ashley Major, }
Danielle Thompson, Tanzanique Thompson, Sandra Thompson, Kimmeca
Thompson, Kimberley Thompson, Jane Thompson, Krista Bailey, Shantell Grant :
nephews: Samuel Woodside, Andre Stubbs, Trevor Thompson Jr., Dwayne Sands, }
Shanye Sands, Leonardo Sands, Shoan Thompson, Cadero Thompson, Karen }
Thompson, Duane Murray Jr. Daryn Murray, Antonio Greene Jamaal Major, i
Jarade Major, Julian Thompson, Ricardo Thompson, Sterling Thompson, Jamie :
Sturrup, brothers-in-law: Robert Sands, Philip Knowles, Burcil Clarke, Greg
Clarke, Henry Frazier, Thaddus Frazier, Kirk Clarke, Elvis Major, Duane Murray :
sisters-in-law: Sharon Thompson, Velma Thompson, Annamae Cox, Desiree
Clarke, Audrey Clarke, Edith Pratt grand nephews Tonano Tucker, Jamie Crawford i
grand niece: Deaniqua Sands , Other relatives and friends including: Angeline ;
Thompson, cherilyn Antonio, Tracey Brown, Kenrick Antonio, Garnell Johnson, :
Glenrea Sullivan, Nicara Miller, Terrance Johnson, Lionel Johnson Jr., Prinie :
Johnson, Chantell Grant, Krista Bailey, Anton Taylor, Kwame Adderley, Melissa i
Rodriques and Gia Williams, Watson Ettiene and family, Florese Simms and
Family, Pastor Collie and workmanship ministries, Vaughn Miller and family, :
Bonny Thompson and family, Shelly Thompson, ,Timothy Thompson, Vincent
Adderley, Joan’s Height’s Family, Friends of Elizabeth Estates Community, Mrs. i
Aranah and family, Tenaji Bethel and Family, Norma Dean and Family, Williams ;
Family, The Kemp Road Family, John Rolle and Family, Philip Rolle and Family, :
Jenny Bowleg and Family, Jessie Russell and Family, Chad Culmer, Tiffany :
Clarke and family, Suzzane Culmer and family, Anamae Forbes and family, :
Paulamae Ferguson, Mona Rolle and family, Reven Bowe, Dolly Pinder, The
right Hon Hubert Ingraham, Mrs. Ingraham and family, Dr. Elliston Rahming, :
Dr. Delton Farquarhason , Mosic Restaurant Atlantis, Dr Livingston Marshall, :
dr. Theodore Turnquest, The oncology Deprtment staff of P-M.H , Nurse Miller, :
Atlantis Medical, Dr. John Lunn, The Mangers Union, Blanche Turner and Family, }
Mary Dean and family, Paulamae Ferguson and family, Market Place Staff :
Atlantis, Barbara Jones Family, Gibson and company, Gail Lockhart Charles and
Co., Barbara Barnes, Lashan Smith, Prudance Black and Co., Charles Johnson :
and Family, Idell Adderley and Family, Burnt Ground Family Long Island, }
Eddison Lightbourne, and Family Sandra Cooper and family, Sheraton Family, :
Crystal Palace Family, Andrea Johnson and Family, Lashell Adderley and Family, :
and a host of other relatives and friends to numerous to mention ;

Viewing will be held in the Serenity Suite at Restview Memorial Mortuary and
Crematorium Ltd. Robinson and Soldier Roads on Friday from 10:00 am to :
6:00 pm and at the church from 8:30 am to service time. i

THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009, PAGE 23

NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 » Fax: (242) 340-8034

RVICES FOR

Theodore Rolle, 42

of Johnson Road will be held on Saturday April
4th 2009 at 11:00am at New Solid Rock Church
of God Officiating will be Pastor Samuel
Mortimer assisted by other ministers of the gospel
and Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens
Solider Roads.

Left to Cherish his found memories are his four
brothers Avery Rolle, Minister Franklyn Rolle,
Inspector Brian Rolle and Youth Minister Mario
Rolle Sr. Three sister Jacqueline Coakley,
Theresa Butler and Brendalee Minus One adopted
sister Linda Williams. Three Brothers In-law
Kilroy Coakley, Elkin Butler and Raynardo
Minus. Four Sister In-law Pastor Patricia Rolle, Marina Rolle, Shirley Rolle and
Sherrina Rolle. Two Aunts Eloise Mackey and Salome Rolle. One grandaunt
Aruda Moss. Twenty Nieces Monalisa, Shandaria, Kayrell, Kendowlyn, Averia,
Marika, Raygene, Karlene, Saya, Rayshan, Patricia, Nicole, Rita, Sophia, Charmine,
Laquelle, Salaika, April, Bianca and Nicole. Sixteen Nephews Angelo,
Cameron,Raynard,Klarance, Ashkan, Rashad, Mario Jr, Joshua, Marco, Kendall,
Wardell, Cardell, Lester, Dwight, Gary and Karame. Two grand Nephews Maleek
and Michael Jr. Two grand Nieces Khalyicia and Khandice. Other relatives and
friends including Madeline and Samuel Basden, Patrice Rolle, Letisha and
Joycelyn Clarke, Augusta and Churchill McNeil, Iona and Keith Harris, Ashley
and Christine Clarke, Louise Smith, Mabel Rolle, Dorothy Smith, Pearl Munroe,
Joycelyn Bolden, Michelle and Charlene Rolle, Leonard and Livingstone Rolle
Albert, Arlington, Andrew, Roger and Sandra Armbrister, Minister Jennifer
Sheldon Newton, Gregory and Bloneva Mackey, Ruben Mackey, Evelyn Munroe,
Lawrence and Ruth Rolle, Kendall and Nursing Officer Michelle Rolle, Wendell
and Pamela Rolle, Anthony and Sabrina Rolle, Kevin Rolle, Christine and Lorene
Rolle. The Clarke Family, The Armbrister Family, Mackey Family, Rolle Family,
Kelly and Alvina Beneby, Georgina Pennerman, S.R.C. Family, Johnson Road
Community, Mr.& Mrs. Cordell Delancy and family, Bishop Samuel Mortimer
and the New Solid Rock Church of God family, Captain Lee Armbrister, the Male
Medical 2 Staff, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Viewing will be held in the Irenic Suite at Restview Mortuary and Crematorium
Ltd. Robinson and Soldier Roads on Friday from 10:00am to 6:00 pm and at the
church on Saturday from 9:30 am to service time.

DEATH NOTICE
Mr. Rupert Culmer, 77

of #3 Intergray Road Imperial Park died at
Doctor’s Hospital on March 31st 2009.

He is survived by his wife Ms. Fay Culmer sons:
Dwayne Culmer daughters: Sharon Culmer,
Raquel Garnette, Nicole Johnson sisters: Idell
Jones, Louise Welch , Veronica Thompson
brothers: John, Eugene, Godfrey, Kermit,
Kenneth Culmer and host of other relatives
and friend to numerous to mention.

Funeral arrangements will be made at later
| date.





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Revloiae Memorial Moluary
and Crematouium Limiled

FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 * Fax: (242) 373-3005

NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 * Fax: (242) 340-8034

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

DASIL BABATES JOLLY, 92

OF SEAGRAPE, EIGHT MILE ROCK,

GRAND BAHAMA AND FORMERLY OF }
BOTTLE CREEK, NORTH CAICOS, WILL :
BE HELD ON SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2009
AT 11:00 A.M. AT MT. CALVARY :
BAPTIST CHURCH, SEAGRAPE, EIGHT
MILE ROCK, GRAND BAHAMA. }
OFFICIATING WILL BE PASTOR PAUL
INTERMENT WILL :
FOLLOW IN THE HARBOUR WEST :

MULLINGS.
PUBLIC CEMETERY, BARTLETT HILL,

EIGHT MILE ROCK, GRAND BAHAMA.

Left to cherish her memories are her children:
Hopeful Handfield, Eldon “Junior”,
Grandville “Bar”, Gloria, Sandra “June”, :
Theresa “Sister, Brenda “Kay”, Gussy, Shaun, :
Ricky and Beatrice Jolly, Luenann Thompson, Norma Delancy, Benjamin Forbes,
Vernita Missick, Martha Hudson, Princess Basden and Lovely Taylor; adopted :

daughter: Mila Cox; grandchildren: Samuel, Warren, Hopeful Jr., Calvin,

Jonathan, Denise, Tanya, Erica, Alexander, Tiffany, Eruaka, Raylene “Shelly”,

Renaldo “Reno”, Lenardo, Rebecca, Karen, Sophia, Dwayne, Herrington, Fidel,
Megan, Rapheal, Tashika, Indi, Orma, Gloriana, Puggy, Queamad, Adrian,
Marknell, Roxanne, Antonette, Jordell, Shavado “Vado”, Kalima, Barron, Natho,

Samika, Phillipa, Phillippe, Phillici, Meoshi, Demetri, Tammy, Nicky, Renea

and Ebbie; great grandchildren: Toni, Caldell Junior, Queanard, Quesean,
Quinote, Eldon III, Yasmine, Homer III, Jayden, Renaja, Isreal, Zamaria, Kyria,
Akeelah, Hillarie, Samantha, Tesha, Troyanna, Torye, Royel, Anita, Randish,

Lauren and Warren “Junior”; 20 great-great grandchildren; sisters: Roselyn
Handfield, Caramenda Smith, Dottis Williams, Gretel Grant and Thelman
Campbell; brothers: Stanley Williams, Andrew, Rufus, Charles and Kenneth :

Williams; nieces and nephews: Cendrora, Cheerful, Marjorie, Shurine, Patrice,
Judy, Jackie, Jannay, Martin, Mclean, Clyde, Eddie, Jerome, Tavardo, Veronica,
Syprianne, Eleanor, Shamika, Sandra, Patrice, Valrey, Lesiann, Wesley, Bridette,

Phillip, Crystal, Kendro, Keira, Vanessa, Demetri, Alex, Aluardo, Kyle, Audry,
Latoya, Janderlyn, Vivian, Villamae, Agatha, Elena, Patricks, Challis, Iona and :
Donna; daughters-in-law: Susan Gardiner, Lorna Jolly and Victoria Handfield; :

sons-in-law: Mark and Simmie Baptiste and Sherland Henfield; sisters-in-law:

Patrina Williams and Bloneva; brothers-in-law: Willard Smith, Sydney Grant :
and Jacob Campbell and a host of other relatives and friends including: the entire :
Seagrape Community, Pastor Paul and Lady Margaret Mullings, Mt. Calvary }
Baptist Church family, Tuesday and Thursday Prayer Band members, Wellington :
Stubbs and family, Tani Williams and family, Tanja Williams and family, Flexi :

Hall and family, Rose Williams and family, Savalitha, Julia, the DeGregory’s,

Ben Alexander, Nicole Russell, Vera Delancy, Grand Bahama Taxi Union, Philip

Woodside, Ivy McIntosh, Murlene Cox, Brenda Theresa Hilbert, Margeria,

Velma Cox, Shantell Higgs, Melva Williams and family, Norma Smith and :
family, Wendy’s management and staff, Royal Islander management and staff, i
Palm Security management and staff, Freeport Roofing and Construction :
management and staff, the Cooling Waters family, Freeport Container Port :
Engineering Department, New Image management and staff, doctors and nurses

ant the Rand Memorial Hospital.

VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE “CELESTIAL SUITE” OF RESTVIEW :
MEMORIAL MORTUARY AND CREMATORIUM LIMITED, 11-A EAST :
CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM 10:00
A..M. TO 6:00 P.M AND AT THE CHURCH ON SATURDAY FROM 9:30 |

A.M. UNTIL SERVICE TIME.

THERESA ARNETTE
WILLIAMS nee PINDER, 47

OF #3 CHURCH HILL ROAD, SOUTH
BAHAMIA, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA AND FORMERLY OF
MATTHEW TOWN, INAGUA WILL BE
HELD ON SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2009
AT 11:00 A.M. AT THE PRO-
CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING,
EAST ATLANTIC DRIVE AND
PIONEER’S WAY, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA. OFFICIATING WILL BE THE
REV’D CANON HARRY BAIN
ASSISTED BY THE REV’D CANON
WINFIELD GOODRIDGE AND THE
REV’D TELLISON GLOVER.
INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW IN THE
GRAND BAHAMA MEMORIAL PARK
SECTION 2, FROBISHER DRIVE,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA.

Left to cherish her memories are her husband: Harold A Williams; son:

Harold A Williams Jr.; daughter: Perissa Ashley Williams; father: Carlton D.
Pinder Sr.; sister: Effie Higgs; four brothers: Carlton Jr., Roderick, Paul and
Mark Pinder; adopted mother: Anna Hall; mother-in-law: Peirrina Julie
Williams; father-in-law: Samuel A Williams; five brothers-in-law: Derwin
Higgs Sr., Jeffrey, Alex, Christopher and Eric Williams; six sisters-in-law:
Annette and Kerrina Pinder, Faye, Garnell, Patrice and Rochelle Williams; four
adopted brothers: Joe Cartwright, Kevin, Peter and Damien Hall; three adopted
sisters: Effie Williams, Ruth Hield and Faith Hall; nephews: Derwin Jr. Demetre,
Daryll Higgs, Carlton, Roderick Jr, Mark Jr., Pinder, Jeffrey Jr. Alex Jr. Alonzo,
Chris Jr. Mickoby, Kristian and Garnett “Geo”; nieces: Danielle Higgs, Tatyana,
Roshan, Mariana Pinder, Raquel, Haley, Aliah, Coshan, Alexis, Fallon, Chanelle
and Brie; two grand nieces: Da-Nayah and Da-Nahjrae’; uncles: Roderick
“Tommy”, Edgar Pinder and Ruebin Knowles; aunts: Mable Henderson,
Katherine (Kitty) Knowles, Joyce and Adina Pinder; uncle-in-law: Millard
Bethel, Frank Theoc and Daniel Smith; aunts-in-law: Linda Smith and Christine
Theoc; godchildren: Matthew Smith, & Tina’s son; and a host of other relatives
and special friends including: Rodrick Jr. “Pumpkin”, Dwight, Kevin, Bolton,
Judith Brown, Sonia Graham, Debbie Ferguson, Ruth Joseph, Aunt Nell, Adrian,
Marie, Iona, Debbie, Denise, Patrice, Lorenzo, Carlos, Ezra, Karl, Carla, Sherry,
Ezzard, Peter, Rochelle Knowles, Jeffery, Barbara Henderson, Cestina Nixon,
Christine, Alice, Beverley McDonald, Andrew And Reggie Dean, Senator Dr.
Michael Darville, Paul Darville, Capt & Mrs. Garnett Rolle, Mary & Peter
Kaklamanakis, The Management & Staff at Seventeen Shop, The Management
& Staff at Butler’s Specialty Foods, The Management & Staff at Bahamasair,
Canon Harry Bain, Fr. Glover, Fr. Goodrich, Ms. Carolyn Hanna, Church Family
of Pro Cathedral Of Christ The King, Dr. John Lunn, Dr. Mcdougal, Doctors
and Nurses at Doctors Hospital especially Nurse Norma Rhm., Mss., Doctors
and Nurses at The Rand Memorial Hospital also her special friends: Judith
Brown, Sonia Graham, Debbie Ferguson, Ruth Joseph and Aunt Nell.

VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE “SERENITY SUITE” OF RESTVIEW
MEMORIAL MORTUARY AND CREMATORIUM LIMITED, 11-A EAST
CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM 10:00
A..M. TO 6:00 P.M AND AT THE CHURCH ON SATURDAY FROM 9:30
A.M. UNTIL SERVICE TIME.





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fries ddiade (decayed rier don ‘naa

Harewood Sinclair Higgs LF.D.

MR. KIRKWOOD
"Baby Boy'
ROLLE, 65

of Major Road, Yellow Elder
Gardens will be held on
Saturday, April 4th, 2009 at
Kemp Road Ministries at 11
am. Officiating will be Rev.
Dr. Ivan Forde Butler Jr.,
assisted by other ministers of
the gospel. Interment will
follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to cherish his Legacy and fond memories is his
wife, Mrs. Rosalie Rolle; (4) Daughters, Minister Patricia
Morley, Jackie Deveaux, Daphne Rolle, Raquel Dawkins;
(4) Sons, Ricardo, Jermaine, Kirkwood Rolle Jr. &
Stanly Lloyd; (3) Sons-in-Law, Eldridge Morley, Rae
Dawkins, Tenny Deveaux; (2) Daughters-in-Law, Flora
Rolle, Maria Lloyd; (1) Brother, Henry Goat Man Rolle;
(3) Sisters, Mae Sweeting, Miriam & Frianca Rolle; (1)
Aunt, Bessie Graham of Miami Florida; (3) Brothers-
in-Law, Wesley, James & George Newbold; (17)
Grandchildren, Dario, Darrel, Sade Rolle, RaShad,
Rashea, Rae Deveaux, D'vante Morley, Alexi St. Albord,
Andrew Capron, Terrell Dawkins, Jernell Rolle,
Kirkwood Jr. II, Kallena Kaleigh Rolle Stanton, Jael &
Allana Lloyd; (16) Nieces, (8) Nephews, (11)
Grandneices, (24) Grandnephews; Numerous Relatives
and Friends including; Costella Bowleg, Hanna Brice,
Edwards Flowers, Bishop John Humes, Bishop Solomon
Humes, Simeon Curtis, Kelvin & Carla Stubbs, Bishop
George & Pastor Saveletta Fowler & The Final Hour
Family, Elaine Larimore, The Thompson Family, Ezra
Curry, Hillan Minus, Kenneth & Margaret Goddard, The
Morley family, The Smith family, The Entire Rokers
Point Community Of Exuma, Phillip Stubbs, Hezekiah
& Jeffeth Smith, The Roach Family, Anthony & Chery
Maycock & family, The Management and Staff of
Bahamas Academy.

Viewing will be held at Gateway Memorial Mortuary,
Friday from 10:00am to 6:00 p.m. and at the church on
Saturday from 10am until service time.





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N N A A S S S S A A U U A A N N D D B B A A H H A A M M A A I I S S L L A A N N D D S S L L E E A A D D I I N N G G N N E E W W S S P P A A P P E E R R Gambling crackdown hits numbers jobs C M Y K C M Y K Volume: 105 No.108WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009 PRICE – 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER SUNNY AND BREEZY HIGH 86F LOW 74F F E A T U R E S SEE‘THEARTS’ SECTION Transforming Spaces I N S I D E SEEPAGEEIGHT Larry Smith’s A PUSH by police to crack down on illegal gambling is forcing local numbers houses to lay off employees. A numbers house in Grand Bahama is set to lay off more than 5 0 employees after police raided the gambling establishment’s locations in Freeport yesterday. According to sources on the island, the gambling house has at least five locations, including a restaurant with three shifts of w orkers who rotate. These employees, in total over 50, i nclude bartenders, cooks, waitresses and auxiliary staff. W ith most of their computers and receipt printing machines confiscated during the raids, a number of employees have also been tak en into custody, sources allege. H aving been established in Grand Bahama for several years, a source close to the numbers house said that these additional job loss es will only exacerbate an already d eteriorating situation in the country’s “second city”. Calls to Grand Bahama police for comment were not returned up to press time last night. Over the weekend, police in Grand Bahama seized about 25 slot machines and more than $14,000 in cash during a major island-wide police operation. Asst Supt Emerick Seymour said police have been monitoring several establishments suspected More than 50 workers set to be laid off from business after police raid The Tribune ANYTIME ... ANYPLACE , WE RE #1 B AHAMASEDITION TRY OUR DOUBLE FISH FILET www.tribune242.com Tough Call BAHAMASBIGGEST CARSFORSALE, HELPWANTED ANDREALESTATE I N S I D E Alleged Customs scam ‘swindled brokerage firms out of millions’ n By PAUL G TURNQUEST T ribune Staff Reporter pturnquest@tribunemedia.net AN ALLEGEDscam utilised by corrupt e mployees in the Customs Department has swindled local brokerage firms out of “millions and millions” of dollars, it was claimed yesterday. Embattled Global United CEO Jackson R itchie said his company was a victim of this practice when it was overcharged on Cus t oms fees to the tune of “hundreds of thousands of dollars” in the past few years. T hese fees, he said, which were paid to the Customs department and then claimed on a re-issued to the brokerage firm, were never collected by Global United. Claiming that he obviously could not know exactly how long this scam had been going on at the Customs Department, Mr R itchie said he only had documentation affecting his company going back “a few years”. With this in mind, he said, his com-p any’s losses through this practice could easily be “millions and millions” of dollars. W ith an outstanding balance owed to the Customs Department, Mr Ritchie said he was hoping that funds his company is owed could be credited to their outstanding balance. Having sunk “millions and millions” of his own money into trying to save the company, Mr Ritchie has led a one-man media campaign calling on government to rethink its approach in calling in his company’s outstanding $6 million debt to the CusGlobal United CEO says his company is a victim F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f T HE 230-FOOT MOTOR YACHT ‘REVERIE’ , (foreg round), one of the largest and most luxurious yachts e ver built in Italy, is dwarfed by the massive 370-foot German built ‘Le Grand Bleu’ at Prince George Wharf yester day afternoon. Le Grand Bleu was bought by Russian billionaire andC helsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich in 2002. I n June, 2006, Mr Abramovich gave Le Grand Bleu to friend Eugene Shvidler, another Russian bil lionaire. On Monday, the 219-foot Apoise was also spotted at the wharf. This vessel belongs to Canadian Dave Ritchie, owner of Ritchie Bros Auctioneers, the world’s largest industrial auctioneer. The company sold $3.57 bil lion worth of used and unused heavy equipment in 2008. L UXURIOUS Y ACHTSATPRINCEGEORGEWHARF SEE page 12 Jackson Ritchie SEE page 12 n TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter tthompson@tribunemedia.net AS GOVERNMENTcontinues its discussions with the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery over its recently submitted services schedule as required under the economic partnership agreement with the European Union, a finance insider revealed that it is "highly unlikely" that government will consider liberalising more areas in mode four of the agreement that relates to the move ment of persons. And any further opening up of mode three which deals with commercial presence would largely depend on further consultations with the private sector, the source said. "More mode 4 commitments is highly unlikely as most coun tries accept that the movement of persons is highly sensitive. The Bahamas made a significant number of mode 3 commitments in its EPA offer, although a number of these were of the joint venture vari ety. "A change on this strategy would depend to a large extent AS THEshake up of the Customs Department continues to take shape, a top Ministry of Finance official and three customs officers are today set to fill senior posts left vacant in the department following the retirement of older officers earlier this year, The Tribune has learned. Glen Gomez, currently Deputy Chief Finance Revenue Officer in the Ministry of Finance, is set to take one of the top spots. He is expected to be Deputy Controller. It is unclear at this stage whether Acting Comptroller of Customs Anthony Adderley will be confirmed in this post, or if he too will be replaced. A message left for him was not returned up to press time. Contrary to reports in The Punch, Simon Wilson, director of economic planning, has denied that he will be replac ing Mr Adderley. In a broad ranging restructuring exercise, senior customs, police and immigration officers were all separately offered retirement packages earlier this year. Twenty-four customs officers were invited to leave the V acant senior Customs posts are set to be filled today SEE page 12 Govt ‘unlikely’ to liberalise more movement of persons areas relating to EPA SEE page 12 n By RUPERT MISSICK Jr Chief Reporter rmissick@tribunemedia.net GLOBAL leaders must resist the urge to turn to illusionary fixes to the numerous economic problems assaulting the world economy, according to Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham. Instead strong, clear leadership is needed to withstand the extraor dinary uncertainty surrounding the Caribbean region, with a sharp focus on resolving the real issues at hand, Mr Ingraham said. His comments came as he addressed the 50th annual Inter-American Development Bank (IDB SEE page 12 PRIME MINISTER and Minister of Finance Hubert Ingraham and Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank, right, sign technical cooperations to promote sustainable energy and to strengthen the energy sector in the Bahamas in Medellin, Colombia yesterday. I D B P h o t o / A r l e t t e P e d r a g l i o PM calls for world leaders to resist ‘illusionary fixes’ to economic problems

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n By K QUINCY PARKER STRATEGIC integration is key to tackling the threats to regional security, a senior Bahamian police officer said. Superintendent Gabrielle Pratt was speaking after comp leting a four-day seminar entit led: “Threats, Concerns and C hallenges To Western Hemispheric Security” in Washington, DC. The officer, who serves as the police liaison officer in the M inistry of National Security, r eported that – in addition to t errorism and the frequently m entioned trafficking in illegal d rugs, arms and people – p overty was identified as a serious threat to regional security. Supt Pratt noted that the need for regional integration o f resources, intelligence and even manpower and assets, e merged as one of the strongest ways in which western hemisphere countries can answert he cross-border threats facing the region. T hese threats were the subject of the four-day seminar, h osted by the Inter-American D efence College, the educational arm of the Inter-Americ an Defence Board. The seminar was led by facili tators from Chile and those attending were predominantly from Latin and Central Ameri can countries. In addition to S upt Pratt, representatives f rom 12 other Caribbean countries were present. “We need integration and co-operation in order to solve t he transnational issues that c onfront us all,” Supt Pratt said. S he pointed out that countries working in isolation may feel they can resolve some problems, but what often happens is that in response to intensified local law enforcement efforts, criminals simply relocate to areas where it is difficult for authorities from a sing le country to operate effectively. “They will go to the place of least resistance,” Supt Pratt explained, adding that collectively, regional partners can do m uch more. On the matter of poverty, Supt Pratt explained that because it is seen as a driving force behind migration, it is now being considered among t he threats to national security. The officer said she plans to take what she learned over the four days in Washington and present seminars of her own, perhaps at the Royal Bahamas P olice College. THE Bahamas National Trust is celebrating its 50tha nniversary this year. A number of events have been planned in celebration of the conservation successeso f the organisation. Some are general events designed to inform the public of the work of the Trust and others are fundraisers organised to sup port the national park system. “The BNT wants to invite all Bahamians to join us as we celebrate 50 years of conservation success but also begin to work and plan for the next 50 years. “Our parks and protected areas are part of our Bahamian heritage and provide amaz i ng areas for education, recre ation and habitat for wildlife,” the Trust said in a press statement. April 2, BNT’s AGM Venue: Government House Time: 6.30 pm Guest speaker: Earl Deveaux, Minister of the Environment April 25 – Feast in the Forest A culinary extravaganza with a Robin Hood theme. The event will showcase Bahamian chefs preparing a variety of dishes with meats, seafood, pasta, vegetables, and lionfish. Live entertainment, jugglers, and magicians. Time: 6pm – 10pm Place: Retreat Gardens, Village Road Tickets: $75.00 all inclusive price that covers drinks and food. April 28 – Special 50th Anniversary Public Meeting Guest Lecturer: Dr Carlton Ray, leader of the origi nal Exuma expedition and founding member of the BNT. Time: 7pm Venue: The Retreat, Village Road May 8 Music in the Garden An easy listening evening under the full moon Guest Artists: CForce Christy Lee, electric piano; Christine Gangelhoff, flute,a nd Chris Justillien, brass. (light classical, jazz and show tunes) Time: 7.30pmV enue: The Retreat Gar den , Village Road BNT Members $20 – Gen eral Public $25 Proceeds in support of The Retreat Garden JULY 2009 – Special BNT Photo Exhibition at the Main Post Office A retrospective of the past 50 years of the BNT is pre sented in photographs. OCTOBER 17 – Gala Ball BNT 50th Anniversary Ball under the Patronage of Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham. Venue – Sheraton Cable Beach Resort Tickets are $250 OCTOBER 24 BNT Annual Wine and Art Festival Gates open at 12 noon Venue: Retreat Gardens, Village Road Sponsored by Bristol Wines and Spirits and Gourmet Mar ket The event features Bristol’s new wines for the holiday season and original works of art by over 50 Bahamian artists. (Special members’ night on October 23 at the Retreat Gardens at 6pm) NOVEMBER 20-22 – BNT’s Annual C hristmas Jollification Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival The Retreat Gardens will b e transformed into a winter wonderland with arts and crafts on display for sale by over 89 artisans. Special members’ night on November 20 at 6pm. Gates open on Saturday and Sunday at 11am and 12noon, respectively DECEMBER 5 – Festival Noel, Rand Nature Centre in Grand Bahama BNT Grand Bahama’s Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival. An elegant evening of wine and art with a silent auction and the popular Chef Noel Competition Venue: The Rand Nature Centre Sponsored by Bristol Wines and Spirits, John Bull, Cool 96, Freeport Jet Wash and Bahama Brewery The BNT organisation was created as a result of visionary legislation – the Bahamas National Trust Act, by the Bahamas government in 1959. The conservation movement in the Bahamas was led by local naturalists and scien tists from a number of major organisations such as the US Parks Service, Audubon and the American Museum of Natural History. In a collaboration of the government, the scientific community and local conservationists, the beginnings of our national park system, and an independent statutory body to manage the areas placed under protection, was created and continues to grow from strength to strength today. The National Parks of the Bahamas have grown from two parks, the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park and the Inagua National Park, to 25 parks that stretch from Walk er’s Cay in the North to Inagua in the South. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009 THE TRIBUNE INDEX MAIN SECTION Local News ..........................P1,2,3,5,6,7,8,12 Editorial/Letters. ......................................... P4 Sports...............................................P9,10,11 BUSINESS/ARTS SECTION Business.........................................P1,2,3,4,5 Comics........................................................P6 Advt............................................................P7T aste........................................................P8,9 Arts......................................................P10,12 Weather.....................................................P11 CLASSIFIED SECTION 36 PAGES USA TODA Y MAIN SECTION 12 P AGES W hen: This Friday A pril 3rd. T ime : 12 5pm Place: #45 3rd Street Coconut Grove Phone Orders: @ 323-5761 O r Email Order at: bridgetterolle@yahoo.com THE Rotary Club of East Nassau (RCEN for its 23rd annual charity golf tournament. Each year, through this tournament, the RCEN raises approximately $120,000 for charity, of which about $40,000 is donated to the Scouts Association of the Bahamas. The RCEN is proud to note that this year will make the eighth consecutive year of our partnership. This is the main fundraiser for the Scouts and the proceeds provided over the years have been used to extensively improve the main Adelaide camp ground, support the scouting movement in the out islands, and train new scout leaders, amongst other things,” the Rotary Club said in a press statement. Senior officer: strategic integration key to tackling threats to region Bahamas National T r ust to celebrate 50th anniversary PICTURED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT are Brian Moodie, RCEN president; David Slatter, RCEN tournament chairman;Joseph Pickering, Scouts; Donald Tomlinson, RCEN, during the recent cheque presentation. Rotary Club on course for golf tournament Superintendent Gabrielle Pratt speaks after completing seminar n By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT – A man’s hand was amputated at the wrist by doctors at Rand Memorial Hospital following a violent cutlass attack in the Fawcett Lane area. The victim, Delano Green, was taken to the hospital around 10.55am Monday with serious injuries to his left hand, which was almost severed by his attacker. Asst Supt Wellbourne Bootle said police are searching for the suspect, a 39-yearold male resident of Coral Reef Estates, in connection with the incident. Mr Bootle reported that police received information that a man was at Rand Memorial Hospital with his left hand almost severed. According to police investigations, Green was sitting on a wall through FawcettL ane when a grey Dodge Magnum vehicle pulled up. The driver got out with a cutlass in his hand and chopped Green, who tried blocking with his left hand. ASP Bootle said Green was taken to the hospital in ap rivate vehicle around 10.55am. He said his left hand was amputated at the wrist. Man’s hand amputatedafter cutlass attack

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n By MEGAN REYNOLDS T ribune Staff Reporter mreynolds@tribunemedia.net V IOLENT damage to a single mother’s home by armed immigration officers who raided her property over a month ago h as not yet been repaired by the Immigration Department, she claims. D irector of Immigration Jack Thompson and Minister of the Immigration DepartmentB ranville McCartney pledged to launch a full investigationinto her claims after they were published in The Tribune . B ut more than a month after the February 24 invasion, Violet Hanna, 41, said the gate into her backyard and her back door which she claimed officers attacked with a maul to gain access to her property – are s till broken. Ms Hanna and her 7-year-old d aughter Amber were alone in their Nassau Village home when they were wakened at 4am by a violent banging at the f ront door, echoed by more offi cers impatiently bashing at the back door until she let in the group of around six armed offi cers in khaki uniforms, who, she said, did not identify them-s elves. Passports When the Bahamian mothe r-of-two offered to show the intruders their passports the officers refused to look at the documents, and upon seeingA mber crying and vomiting in fright, they left the property, Ms Hanna said. S ince the raid Ms Hanna and her daughter fell ill with pneu m onia, for which Amber was treated in hospital. The mother attributes the illness to posttraumatic stress. A nd they still feel unsafe in their home as the Immigration Department has so far ignored its obligation to reinstate their security by repairing the door, Ms Hanna said. T he investigation has so far c onsisted of four officers, including the lead officer Dwight Beneby, taking state-m ents from Ms Hanna, and then asking her to write another statement in her own hand-w riting, she said. I don’t feel I should have to go through all of that again when I have told Immigrationo fficers already,” she added. “It’s as if they are trying to check on me, and I don’t knoww hat to do, my hands are tied. “If I had the money to fix my gate and door I would haved one it myself, but I am the sole bread winner in my house and I have my two kids, so I’m not able to. “I just want to be safe in my house, and safe in the Bahamas period. “That’s all I want, and they don’t care. They did the damage and they don’t care. “They don’t care about a single parent who has been trau matised with her daughter, they don’t care they never called back to ask how is my daughter doing, or that they will come and fix my gate. They have done nothing.” Ms Hanna has kept the maul officers left behind after raiding her home sealed in a plastic bag in case fingerprints can be lifted, and has told Immigration officials she is willing to identify the intruders. However, when she has attempted to call Mr Beneby her calls are either not answered, messages are not tak en, or calls are not returned, she said. Several calls from The Tri bune to director of Immigration Jack Thompson were not returned yesterday. A DISAGREEMENT in Pinewood Gardens escalated into a full blown cutlass attack on Monday, leaving one man in hospital nursing serious injuries. Press liaison officer Walter Evans reported that two Sugar Apple Street men a 24-year-old and a 36-year-old – got into an altercation some time after 9pm. During the row, Mr Evans said, the younger man was "chopped to the left hand and left side of the face" with a cutlass. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment. His condition is said to be serious. The older man was taken in for questioning and is helping police with their investigation. n DRUG ARREST Police reported that a Yellow Elder Gardens man was taken in for questioning in connection with the discovery more than 20 packets of marijuana in a vehicle. Mobile Division officers say they were patrolling Fire Trail Road and Faith Avenue on Monday at around 10.30am when they spotted a grey 1996 Honda Accord which was being driven in a suspicious manner. The officers stopped the vehicle and after a search, confiscated 25 packets of marijuana. n WEAPON FOUND Internal Security Division officers came across a firearm while in the Step Street, Fox Hill area at around 11.45pm on Monday. The weapon, a .22 handgun containing three live rounds of ammunition, was examined and confiscated. No arrests were made. Investigations continue. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009, PAGE 3 T T h h e e J J a a v v a a G G a a l l l l e e r r y y T T h h e e J J a a v v a a G G a a l l l l e e r r y yWong’s Plaza • Madeira St. Wong’s Plaza • Madeira St. Tel: (242 Tel: (242 2335 2335 Soft and durable Diversatex Soft and durable DiversatexTM TMcushion is fade and mildew cushion is fade and mildew resistant and is available in resistant and is available in blue, green or terracotta blue, green or terracotta x xChairs Chairsx xTables Tablesx xBenches Benchesx xUmbrellas Umbrellasx xLoungers Loungersx xDrinks Trolleys Drinks Trolleysx xCoffee Tables Coffee Tablesx xEnd Tables End Tablesx xCushions CushionsOutdoor Elegance Outdoor Elegance FOLLOWING successful surgery at the Princess Margaret Hospital for prostate cancer on Saturday, Rev Laish Zane Boyd, Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, was discharged from hos pital yesterday morning and is resting comfortably at home. He is expected to recuperate at home for four to six weeks. Bishop Boyd was admitted to hospital last Friday evening and underwent surgery the following morning. The surgical team was led by Dr Robin Roberts. The Anglican and wider Christian com munity are asked to continue praying for Bishop Boyd and his family. n By ALISON LOWE Tribune Staff Reporter alowe@tribunemedia.net AS Adecision on the future of Morton Salt’s Inagua operation looms, the local administrator claims the island has the salt plant to thank for uniquely sheltering residents from the economic downturn tightening its grip elsewhere. “In my mind, everybody who wants to work in Inagua, is working. As a matter of fact, I would say Inagua is one of the only islands where there’s no real recession,” said Preston Cunningham. Today marks the day the merger of Morton Salt’s current parent company, Rohm Haas with the larger Dow Chemical company is set to be completed. US media reports have revealed that Dow Chemical is looking to sell off Morton Salt once this happens, as well as trimming down the two merged companies by 3,500 employees. Down in the Bahamas’ southern-most inhabited island, residents over 60 per cent of whom are employed by Morton Salt are confident that things will continue as usual despite the impending sale and the company’s uncertain statements about the plant since Hurricane Ike tore across the island in September of last year. “Things are carrying on as usual, I don’t think there’s great concern at this time. Ina ny event, people are comfortable knowing that the company is profitable. I don’t t hink it would really have a significant impact on the company locally,” said one Morton Salt employee, who wished not to be named. “They feel like there will always be the need for the salt. (They believe that whatever happens at the end of the day there will in fact be a salt operation here in Inagua,” said Mr Cunningham. Managing Director of Morton Salt (Bahamas The T ribune t hat demand for salt from Inagua has not been impacted by the economic downturn in the US. As for the status of the plant post-Ike, he said the company has spent more than a million dollars on “temporary repairs.” “Temporary modular buildings are still being used as offices and our maintenance b uildings, dock and dykes throughout the system of crystallizers and reservoirs have been temporarily repaired to allow us to continue our operations to meet our customer requirements,” said Mr Bannister. However, the Managing Director noted that the company has still “not yet deter m ined the long-range future of the facility” and “anticipate(s y ear 2009.” This reflects the fact that initial expectations of a rebuild decision being reached by the end of the first quarter of this year March have been adjusted in view of the company’s impending sale. As of March 10, Dow Chemical had been presented with six bids for Morton Salt, a Chicago-based company, according to the Chicago Tribune. The newspaper reported that the salt b usiness has been “booming” in recent years thanks to “wicked winters” in the United States hiking demand for road salt. As a result, Morton Salt has seen sales rise 47 per cent in the last two years. Obie Ferguson, legal adviser for the Bahamas Industrial Manufacturing and Allied Workers Union (BIMAWU union to which the salt workers belong, s aid the union has noticed some “incremental changes” being implemented and proposed at the Inagua plant. These include suggested adjustments to the way in which bonuses are disbursed as well as the arrival of company officials from the United States to conduct a training programme with Inagua employees. Usually when there’s a new company or new owner you start seeing some of t hese things coming in, but they have not yet communicated to union formal notice of sale,” said Mr Ferguson. The labour lawyer claimed productivity levels at the company “remain extremely high”, with the union committed to doing what it can to ensure the plant stays open. Morton Salt ‘sheltering Inagua residents from downturn’ POLICE have still not released the identity of the man whose body was discovered onboard a boat moored near the Potters Cay dock last Tuesday. Calls to police officials regarding the man’s identity were unsuccessful up to press time yesterday. The man was found dead in the cabin of the vessel wearing a white T-shirt and underwear. Police ruled out foul play as there were no signs of trauma to the body, nor any evidence on the vessel that would have led police to believe that the man had been killed. Man injured in cutlass attack Woman claims Immigration Dept has yet to repair damage to home Anglican Bishop Rev Laish Boyd discharged from hospital Bishop Rev Laish Boyd MINISTER of the Immigration Department Branville McCartney (above and Director of Immigration Jack Thompson pledged to launch a full i nvestigation into Violet Hanna’s claims after they were published in The Tribune . I I n n m m y y m m i i n n d d , , e e v v e e r r y y b b o o d d y y w w h h o o w w a a n n t t s s t t o o w w o o r r k k i i n n I I n n a a g g u u a a , , i i s s w w o o r r k k i i n n g g . . A A s s a a m m a a t t t t e e r r o o f f f f a a c c t t , , I I w w o o u u l l d d s s a a y y I I n n a a g g u u a a i i s s o o n n e e o o f f t t h h e e o o n n l l y y i i s s l l a a n n d d s s w w h h e e r r e e t t h h e e r r e e s s n n o o r r e e a a l l r r e e c c e e s s s s i i o o n n . . Administrator Preston Cunningham Warrant of arrest issued after man fails to appear in court In brief A WARRANTof arrest was issued on Monday for a man who allegedly robbed another man with a piece of wood. Leroy Smith, 23, of Old Boat Alley was scheduled to appear before Magistrate Susan Sylvester in Court 11, Nassau Street on an armed robbery charge. It is alleged that Smith on March 23, while armed with a piece of wood, robbed Anthony Harris of $70. Magistrate Sylvester issued a warrant of arrest for Smith after he failed to appear for his arraignment. Identity of body found on boat yet to be released

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EDITOR, The Tribune. I had not intended for this to become a regular exchange of letters between Mr. Allen and myself, but after his letter to your paper today I feel compelled to respond. I speak for the entire board of the Bahamas Sea Turtle Conservation group. Mr. Allen’s letter appears to be peppered with anger and resentment. I wish to make it perfectly clear that the Bahamas Sea Turtle Conservation group has two major objectives: 1 .To ensure that the sea turtles that hatch or pass through our waters are allowed t o live and multiply as a ll sea turtles are on the threatened list. 2 . That until such time that sea turtles are protected, they not be tortured and left on their backs, no food no water for days on end, their flippers pierced and being taunted and t eased. Mr. Allen is very concerned that turtle will be removed from the Bahamian diet. Nobody is stopping him and others from importing turtle meat from the Caymans, where they are farmed. Nobody is stopping him or others from starting a turtle farm provided it is managed under the animal laws of the Bahamas. We are trying to preserve the numbers of wild turtles that pass through our waters. Mr. Allen says that he wants the Bahami ans to be able to capture these turtles but sustain our turtle stocks well into the future. How exactly does he intend to do this? T hese same turtles are protected by countries around us, conscious people who are trying to preserve them. What makes us feel that we have the right to thwart the efforts of so many? T hese animals are NOT Bahamian animals they are largely migratory, passing through on their way to other places. The turtles hatched on our beaches leave us a travel far afield. He lashes out at our concern at how the turtles are treated once captured I personally believe that many Bahamians would take offence that he is speaking for them and saying t hat it is okay to torture these creatures. Animals are slaughtered for food all over the world, but humanely. No other animal is kept trussed up for days on end and butchered alive. Surely, Mr. Allen does not believe that animal torture is part of his and our culture. Mr. Allen does not care about the perception foreign ers have of us and our island nation. That is very narrowminded. We live off tourism, therefore perceptionour ministry of tourism is constantly asking Bahamians to put their best foot forward, to make a good impression, “our sunshine welcome” is promoted daily. We do not endorse fois gras, we do not endorse veal, we know how they are raised and as a whole we do what we can to promote the banning of such activities, we do not eat these animal products. We assist the movements to outlaw such practices. We have received 1000’s of responses from BAHAMIANS who endorse the ban on killing sea turtles. For Mr. Allen to say that trying to conserve an entire species is silly.For him to say that trying to stamp out cruelty is silly leaves one really wondering how Mr. Allen really perceives his fellow Bahamian, or if he is just exercising his brain and penmanship by writing contentious letters in order to get a response. In spite of all the little innuendos, I would like to assure Mr. Allen that the board of the Bahamas Sea Turtle Conserva tion Group is comprised of Bahamians, not evil foreigners with hidden agendas! KIM ARANHA Co-Chairman Bahamas Sea Turtle Conservation Group, Nassau, March 31, 2009. C M Y K C M Y K EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master L EON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 S IR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., (Hon. P ublisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. P ublisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday S hirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama T ELEPHONES Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising Advertising Manager (242 C irculation Department (242 N assau Fax: (242 Freeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242 F reeport fax: (242 W EBSITE www.tribune242.com – updated daily at 2pm “WHY SHOULD freedom of speech and f reedom of the press be allowed? Why should a government which is doing what it believes to ber ight allow itself to be criticised? It would not allow opposition by lethal weapons. Ideas are m uch more fatal things than guns. Why should any man be allowed to buy a printing press and disseminate pernicious opinion calculated to embarrass the government?” These were the views of Nikolai Lenin, the r evolutionary Marxist who masterminded the Bolshevik take-over of power in Russia in 1917. I t was obviously also the sentiments of former cabinet minister Bradley Roberts, who, in 2003, when debating the UN Convention’s Act to suppress terrorism, labelled The Tribune’s publisher and the official Opposition (at that time t he FNM) as “terrorists.” He considered the publisher one of the local terrorists who is peculiar to our way of life.” He wanted her included as a “terrorist” in the anti-terrorist A ct so that her newspaper could be silenced. Mr Roberts’ thoughts also seemed to run parallel to those of Adolf Hitler who found that the way he had organised the German press had “truly been a success.” Our law concerning the press,” Hitler boasted, “is such that divergencies of opinion b etween members of the government are no longer an occasion for public exhibitions, which a re not the newspapers’ business. We’ve eliminated that conception of political freedom which holds that everybody has the right to say whatever comes into his head.” However, Sir Winston Churchill believed t hat “a free press is the unsleeping guardian of every other right that free men prize, it is the m ost dangerous foe of tyranny” and given a choice between having a newspaper or a gov e rnment, Thomas Jefferson, the American champion of democracy, chose the newspaper. Of course, in a quiet moment Churchill admitted that although “always in favour of the free press” at times they “say quite nasty things.” However, he accepted that this was a pesky humbug that was the very essence ofd emocracy. We shall never forget the stunned look on the face of an earlier Chinese ambassador to the Bahamas who could not understand why TheT ribune published articles of a columnist whose views were not always that of the newspaper. He a lmost stopped breathing when he learned that not only did we publish, but we paid the columnist for the articles. It was the most incredible thing he had ever heard. Obviously, to him this t hing called democracy was a very strange bird. It certainly would not be tolerated in his coun-t ry. Last week our office received a call from a t roubled bystander to a poorly organised rally being held in Wendy’s parking lot by the Crimewatch Committee for Shirley and Twynam Avenue. Some of those present held homemade placards reading, “Enough is enough” ast hey protested against crime and the criminal. The police were present. A PLP MP was among the speakers. His theme and the way he presented it concerned our caller. He claimed that young people had no respect for the Father of the Nation Sir Lynden Pindling. He blamed this disrespect on The T ribune and its managing editor John Marquis. Many of his listeners were upset as he “ranteda nd raved” over the microphone about how they “must get this Englishman out of this coun t ry.” Off mike he then commented within earshot of everyone, including the police, that not only must they get John Marquis out of the country, but “we must burn The Tribune down!” T his was the reason for the call. The caller was appalled at the irresponsibility of the MP. H e felt that there was enough crime in the coun try, without a member of parliament espe c ially one who aspires to a leadership role in his party suggesting arson, if only in jest. “There were a lot of young people there they were riding around on bicycles, but stopped to listen. He might have been joking, but an i mpressionable young mind might have been given an idea upon which to act,” said the con c erned caller. This is not the first time that we have heard t his sentiment expressed by certain members of the Opposition party, either by a senior mem ber, or a hot-headed follower. Names will be turned into the Commissioner of Police and whether in jest or not, if anything goes wrong these persons can expect to be interviewed. As far as we know this is still a democracy a nd arson will not destroy free speech or the written word. However, persons of weak intellect always try to crush what they cannot answer, or arei ll-equipped to solve. They opt to use the delete key to wipe it out. W hen it comes to The Tribune, that is not so easy. We suggest they step up to the plate, drop their criminal solutions, and enter the debate. Surely animal torture is not part of Bahamian culture, Mr Allen LETTERS letters@tribunemedia.net The pesky humbug of democracy 0$5,1($9,*$7,21&2856(6 EDITOR ,The Tribune. I am not sure why the Tribune wastes its time printing the rubbish that politicians t alk, and particularly as you cannot print the puzzles and bridge page for lack of space some days! A t least that page is mentally stimulating. Do the politicians really think we the public are com p lete idiots and morons? (Actually I am afraid we are in some cases because we believe them when they “promise” the earth during elections and vote them in). It was the “discussion”, if you can call it that, between Zhivargo Laing and Bradley Roberts that really got my goat this time. Do they honestly believe that we are stupide nough to accept that neither of them fills our “efficient, well functioning” government owned corporations, BTC, BEC with political hacks. O f course they do, but pri vatisation would stop that. Come on lads and lassies enough is enough have we not got bigger problems tos ort out, caused in the main by you know who the politicians so get yourselves together, use all your combined talents to sort out our problems before we sink intot he sea. If the US economic problems do not get our tourist industry, Obama and the EU will get our financial industry!T hen what? There are no fish left per haps we should all be raising goats! P ATRICK THOMSON Nassau, March, 2009. Get it together lads and lassies EDITOR, The Tribune. Has anyone been on the fanfared Ministry of Tourism web site and seen just how behind they are with current Tourism Statistics? If the Ministry is making decisions on 2005-2006 data no wonder Cuba last year with five hurricanes had a 6 per cent increase and Jamaica likewise. Sorry guys pull the finger out and get current. J MOORE Nassau. March 10, 2009. Tourism Ministry website behind the times

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n By MEGAN REYNOLDS T ribune Staff Reporter mreynolds@tribunemedia.net G AS prices are expected to rise t his summer and drivers are warned to make an effort to reduce energy consumption in the face of the global economic downturn. M inister of State of the Ministry of the Environment Phenton Neymour, who has responsibility for public utilities, said it is normal for gas prices to go up in the summer and Bahamians should anticipate a slight increase from the current average of $3.50 p er gallon. Rising gasoline prices are attributed to the price of oil on t he international market, which in turn depends on the availability of oil and the ability of refineri es to meet demand, Mr Neymour s aid. “The price of oil in the international market may not move s ignificantly, but if there is a higher demand for production at the refineries one would see the price i ncrease,” he said. “Usually that is a trend during the summer months, and we encourage B ahamians to take certain economical measures.” Drivers can save gas by keeping good driving habits, ensuring their cars are serviced regularly, and their car tyres are inflated to the right pressure. Another good way of saving gas is to avoid s peeding up and breaking frequently in traffic as it uses more gasoline than coasting at a gentles peed. Mr Neymour also recommended carpooling and completing all errands in one car journey, rather than making several short trips, which wastes gasoline. The minister added: “At this particular time I am not overlyconcerned about the price of g asoline at the pumps. As I stated at the end of last year, I expected the prices to fluctuate, but they are around $3.50 a g allon now which is where they w ere about three years ago.” Charles Johnson, president of the Bahamas Retailers Association, said: “No one has the slight-e st idea how much they will go up, it all depends on supply and demand on the market. “The Bahamas has no direct a ffect on the prices, so it all d epends on the international market.”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n By DENISE MAYCOCK T ribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT The Shiloh Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA h osted its fourth annual Grand Bahama Health Expo in partnership with Ross University School of Medicine on Grand Bahama. S haron Williams, hospital administrator at Rand Memorial Hospital, officially opened the health expo around noon on Sunday. She announced that the Grand Bahama Health Services plan to establish a health education and promotion centre in July. Noting that many of the illnesses throughout the country are c onsequences of poor lifestyle choices, Ms Williams said the centre will provide public access to assistance for health promotion and pre-v ention initiatives. The medical students of Ross University conducted free glucose and high blood pressure, eye and hearing tests, a nd demonstrated a breast examination. Natural health products and samples of vegetarian items were also on display by Dr Elvira Higgs of the Good Lifestyle Centre in New Providence. Michelle James, health director of the Shiloh SDA Health Department, said the church had eight main booths under the acronym NEWSTART to promote the importance of “nutrition, exercise, water, sunshine, temperance, air, rest, and t rust in the divine power.” “The health fair is something we do annually and this year we w ere happy to partner with Ross University to give people a holistic view to dealing with their health in general. We felt that it was needed in the community, especially since so many people have been affected by the spirit of recession. S S e e r r v v i i c c e e A ssistant Professor Lyudmyla Golub of Ross University said that community service is very important to the students at Ross. She s aid more than 20 students and three doctors participated in Sunday’s expo. “The students wanted to show that they care by giving s omething back to this community. And I am so pleased that so many of them participated even though some students are prepar ing for practical exams tomorrow,” she said. Medical student Timothy Yu, vice-president of the Student Gov ernment Association, said community service and health educationa re the core reasons that inspired many Ross students to pursue a career in medicine.“This partnership with Shiloh Seventh-Day A dventist Church is the first of many opportunities for Ross Uni versity School of Medicine students to strengthen the Bahamianh ealthcare community,” he said.Dr Elvira Higgs said that there are healing powers in natural plants, vegetables, and fruits. S he had samples of healthy food alternatives such as tofu salad as a substitute for conch salad, which is very high in cholesterol. Dr Higgs said persons who are vegetarians or are considering cutting meat from their diets can eat tofu which is high in protein. “It is important to eat healthy plant based foods, such as vege tables and fruits because they contain phytochemicals and antiox idants, which helps to fight free radicals and cancer up to 50 per cent, h eart disease and hypertension.” She stressed that prevention is the key. However, she said that it is believed that persons with heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and cancer can go into remission or reverse their condition by eating plant based foods. She said that water is also important and persons should drink eight glasses a day, which helps to flush the body and keep cells healthy. “Dehydration is opening ground for a lot of diseases. There are about 28 different diseases that can develop in the body by not drinking water,” she said. Dr Higgs also said that a little exposure to sunlight provides the body with Vitamin D. She believes that health expos are important because it helps to educate the community about health and heal ing. She encouraged residents to grow their own little vegetable gardens. “Eating natural foods is the way to go right now and the whole world right now seems to be going this way,” she said. THE board of directors of Port Group Limi ted has confirmed that Ginger Moxey has been appointed vice president. H er appointment comes after an interim stint as senior director of corporate relations a nd administration. “In this executive capacity, Mrs Moxey’s portfolio will continue to include corporate administration, community relations, employee relations, public relations/marketing, and business relations and development,” stated Hannes Babak, chairman of the Grand B ahama Port Authority and Group of Companies. “We anticipate great things for theg roup and our island in the days and years ahead, with Mrs Moxey playing a key role on o ur executive team.” Ian B A Rolle, president of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, said: “We are impressed by what Mrs Moxey has been able to accom plish within the group over the years. Her dedication and commitment to the development of the group and the island are immeasurable, and h er appointment directly relates to our vision of ensuring that we consistently maintain a standard of high performance and workplacee xcellence, which she embodies. We congratulate her on the confirmation of her appointment.” M oxey is a Grand Bahamian, born and raised in Eight Mile Rock. Her relationship with the GBPA Group began long before her first day on the job, as a six-year GBPA scholarship recipient and a summer stu dent since the age of 12. She is married to Creighton Moxey and they have two children, C reighton and Gabrielle. Gas prices expected to rise this summer Free medical tests during Grand Bahama Health Expo Ginger Moxey appointed Vice President of Port Group Limited F OCUS ON A GOOD LIFESTYLE: T he health expo. FOCUS ON HEALTH: Learning about good lifestyles. Drivers urged to make effort to cut energy consumption P henton Neymour G inger Moxey

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009, PAGE 7 AROUND20 public and priv ate senior high schools in New P rovidence have been invited t o enter the second annual Integ rated Building Services (IBS build-a-bridge competition. T he challenge is a popsicle s tick bridge building competit ion for high school students in g rades 10 and 11. The first build-a-bridge challenge was a resounding success,” said the organisers in a statement. Twelve high schools responded in a big way to our first challenge to construct a b ridge that could carry the greatest load using no more than 200 popsicle sticks.” T he winning popsicle bridge, s ubmitted by St John’s College, bore 223.6 pounds. Popsicle stick bridge chall enges are one of the traditional competitions held in the field of engineering. B y competing in this type of contest, students are challenged in the areas of engineering, design, science, and creativity. T he objectives of the IBS challenge are to: Encourage critical thinking Highlight the importance of teamwork Foster an understanding of the importance of engineering Generate interest in engineering and the applied sciences Showcase the fun and excit i ng side of science IBS said it has a dedicated team working hard to plan the c ompetition, and that entry and bridge building materials are free for all participating schools. This year, the teams are challenged to make the strongest bridge using no more than 100 popsicle sticks. The competition will begin in April. The team with the lightest bridge that can bear the greatest load will win. All entrants will receive a certificate of participation and the top three teams will be awarded trophies, certificates and prizes for each team member. Each team will be led by a mentor teacher who will also receive a certificate. IBS will ask for the teams to be sponsored with a donation of a dollar, and the company says the money will be “carefully spent” on event expenses “in order to ensure an exciting and successful competition.” The event is not for profit, and IBS stressed that it will not benefit the company financially. S T JOHN’S COLLEGE’S CHAMPION , the ‘Distinguished Giants’ team, with teacher coach and Dr Wazir Abdool (centre c ipal of Integrated Building Services (far right New Providence schools invited to build-a-bridge competition Shar e your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbour hoods. Per haps you are raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the area or have won an awar d. If so, call us on 322-1986 and shar e your story.

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I F YOU work for Cable Bahamas or the phone companies, you may have a vague idea that BTC's pending privatisation (a process which began in 1997 will bring some changes to the Bahamian communications landscape. Well, you would be wrong. As a matter of fact, BTC’s sale will be a watershed for our media and telecoms industries because everything will change. And we do mean everything including ZNS and Cable Bahamas. In fact, reshaping the national communications landscape will probably go down as Hubert Ingraham's greatest legacy. Until recently, like most others I was a die-hard sceptic in this regard. But after mingling with industry representatives during a four-hour consultation meeting at the British Colonial Hilton last Friday, I sensea climate of change similar to the early 1990s, when the stultifying state monopoly on broadcasting was finally broken. The immediate goal of the present process is to sell a majority stake in BTC to a private partner, earning tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars for the Treasury while relieving the government of the need to modernise our telecoms infrastructure. But along with that, our entire communications sector both telecoms and broadcasting will soon be opened up to competition under a genuinely independent regulator, and ZNS will be transformed from a hacked-out state agency into a true public service broadcaster. The overall impact of this reform will be like a tidal wave washing over the island and sweep ing away the detritus and garbage of the past. And we are not talkingpie in the sky here. Legislation will be brought to parliament later this month to create a new business framework for the communications industry for passage prior to theBudget process. This framework will include a powerful Utilities Regulation & Competition Authority (URCAa Utilities Appeal Tribunal (UAT to review the regulator's decisions and mediate among licensees; and a landmark Communications Act governing telephony, internet, television and radio services, as well as maritime and aviation radio. As further sectors are liberalised (such as electricity and water supply), the plan is for the government to enact new sector-specific laws designating URCA as the single unified regulator. The existing Public Utilities Commission, which is headed by former FNM parliamentarian Anthony Rolle, will be dissolved as soon as the new law comes into effect. The Tribunal which will sit only when there is a case to be heard will be headed by a judge appointed by the Judicial Service Commission. Other members appointed by the Tribunal president will include economists, lawyers and land appraisers. Their decisions can be appealed to the courts. Boar d The all-powerful Authority will b e funded by license fees based on a percentage of operator turnover, and governed by a chief executive officer under a five-member board. Going forward, three non-executive directors will be selected by a committee headed by the governoro f the Central Bank. These three will choose a chairman from a mongst themselves. However, in the first instance a chairman will be appointed by the prime minister for a renewable twoyear term. That chairman will then appoint the remaining two nonexecutive directors for renewable threeand four-year terms respectively. P ublic officers and politicians will not be eligible for this board. The two executive directors will be the CEO and a policy expert, who is now being recruited. Both the Authority and the Tribunal will come into force as soon as the new legislation is enacted, and the intention is for the Authority to have the same level of autonomy as the Central Bank. The Communications Act will come into force when it is gazetted or when BTC is privatised, whichever comes first. In the meantime, the Authority will operate under existing law while a new communications sector policy is drafted. All of the documents outlining this revolution are available on the Internet (www.btcprivatisation.com), but none of it is set in stone. The folks guiding the process who include experts from the international accounting firm, KPMG, and the British regulatory law firm, Charles Russell are seeking input from industry leaders, as well as you, dear reader. Their consultation was launched in December, primarily with BTC and CBL. More recently it has included others, such as radio stations. The meeting that Tough Call attended last week was aimed at putting the proposals into a live context so that operators will be able to assess how they will be affected going forward. And the consultation will soon expand to involve the public in a big way. In anticipation of just how farreaching these reforms are, KPMG advisers say they are trying to avoida "big bang that will destabilize the market." According to Gita Sorenson, a director in KPMG’s eco nomic regulation group who specialises in the communications sector, "We want transparency so we can get it right, but we do have a compressed timetable to deal with in order to take advantage of the window of opportunity before the Budget." This was an oblique reference to the political pressure that the current BTC privatisation team is under to complete the seemingly never-ending story of BTC's sale. Most of the regulatory reforms now underway flow from this planned sell-off, and according to Simon Townend, a partner at KPMG Bahamas, there is still market interest in BTC despite the economic downturn. The reforms call for an immediate switchover to the new regime. When legislation is passed this month, all broadcasters and telecoms operators will have to apply for new licenses within 120 days, unless they opt to continue their existing licenses until expiry. But the new licenses are expected to be more attractive and wider ranging in order to encourage a changeover. "The new regime will regularise everything that exists now under a temporary framework," Sorenson told the Hilton meeting. "But we only want to regulate what needs to be regulated going forward, and I have spent the last 10 years helping to set up regulatory regimes in small island states, so I am aware of what the major pitfalls are. We are putting a lot of effort into coming up with robust solutions to all the issues." In addition to operating licenses, URCA will control spectrum (the allocation of radio frequencies), as well as telephone numbering and Internet domain naming systems. And for the first time, Bahamian businesses will have to face competition regulations, including pro visions dealing with anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominant market position and merger controls. "In the UK a 25-30 per cent market share is considered a significant market position and sub ject to regulation," Sorenson said. "A consultation document will be produced to look at competition policy in general and to determine what a significant market position would be in the Bahamas. And more work needs to be done onw hat the appropriate remedies would be for this. Market reviews are complex and costly undertak ings, so we want to slim down this process as much as possible." The most obvious near-term changes arising from this revolution will be the end of BTC’s monopoly on mobile phones (within two years) and CBL’s exclusivity on cable television (which expires later this year). Both companies have their own fibre-optic networks and are expected to aggressively compete in each other's primary markets as soon as they are able to. In other words, BTC will introduce cable tv and CBL will become a phone company. That's because the chief goal of the reforms is to promote competition so that consumers can have more and better choices with the least amount of government intervention. For example, broadcasting licenses will no longer be a polit ical handout by the prime minister. That job will be one of URCA's technical responsibilities. And URCA will also be responsible for developing and applying a broadcasting code of practice, setting standards and guidelines for the electronic media for the first time, along with a public complaints process. Among other things, these standards will seek to protect children from harmful material, promote accuracy and fairness in news, require distinctions between advertising and news, and regulate political broadcasting. Broadcaster The other big change which many thought might never happen is the designation of ZNS as a public service broadcaster. This will mean a wholesale revamping of the way the station works and how it relates to the government of the day. When the Communications Act comes into force, URCA will undertake a full review of public sector broadcasting and the future role and funding of ZNS. According to the consultation documents, "the public service broadcaster will initially be ZNS, although it is possible for other con tent providers to apply to be a public service broadcaster and there by receive funding. The Minister will decide the specific obligations of the public service broadcaster after receiving recommendations from URCA." In order to obtain public funding, the new ZNS will have to publish a yearly plan for meeting the public service broadcasting objectives set by URCA. And that plan must include key performance indicators against which ZNS will be measured, as well as a realistic budget. These are constraints that ZNS has never had to contend with in the past. "A paper is being drafted on how public service broadcasting works in other countries and public opinion will be taken into account in the final analysis," Sorenson said. "The new regime will regularise everything under a transparent framework and make it more accountable, which is important." So instead of receiving annual subsidies from the Treasury, the public service broadcaster will be funded by a levy set by parliament, as well as by donations. In Britain, for example, the BBC is funded by a receiving set license fee. And years ago, this column suggested a levy on cable television subscriptions to provide independent funding for ZNS so that it could end its reliance on commercial advertising and political subsidies. In other words, public service broadcasting has to tread a fine line between the "hammer of the state and the anvil of the market". And principally, the goal is to detach broadcasting from vested interests including the government and address audiences as citizens rather than consumers. The remaking of ZNS will occur in an environment where the technological distinctions between text, audio and video are eroding. Newspapers, radio and TV stations can all distribute information over the web or a mobile phone. Cable operators can provide phone service, and phone companies can provide cable service. Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourself. We are about to enter a crazy, mixed up world. What do you think? Send comments to larry@tribunemedia.net Or visit www.bahamapundit.com C M Y K C M Y K PAGE 8, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009 THE TRIBUNE * Everything will change with the sale of BTC

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THE FIFA Congress Management Team completed their final visit to the Bahamas prior to the 59th FIFA Congress scheduled for June 2-3 at the Atlantis resort on ParadiseI sland. The visit commenced on M arch 9 and concluded on March 13 during which time the inspection team was able to meet with various government ministries and agencies who have been assisting with the planning and preparation. Overall the visit was a success with the FIFA team, comprisedo f Sandra Marfut, FIFA event and guest management, E manuel Femminis and Lukas Vieli, FIFA Congress Organization, Beat Stutz, FIFA IT, Alex Lorimer, FIFA accommodation office, and creative partners Rufener Events Ltd., represented by Daniel Luscher, Martin Gafner and Bob Klenk. Also participating in the meetings were the design team Hudson Theatrical Associates from New York, represented by Sam Ellis, Susan Bristow and Jesse Poleshuk. FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer also attended the meeting. All of the meetings were conducted at the Atlantis resort and expertly organised by Ted Adderley and Jacqui Guetzlow of Atlantis. The meetings allowed the FIFA team to finalize the majority of the outstanding matters pertaining to rooms, convention spaces and offices to be employed at the hotel during the event. The meetings also gave the FIFA team the opportunity to meet with local Destination Management Companies (DMCas well as security and police representatives. Representatives from other Bahamian agencies were brought in to meet with the team and discuss their offerings and show the visitors the quality of work that is capable of being done right here in the Bahamas. An inspection of the Lynden Pindling Airport was also conducted where the team was appraised of the procedure that would be employed on arrival of the delegates to the event. The week ended with a meeti ng of all government agencies and representatives, organised by the Ministry of Sports and included the representatives of the FIFA Delegation and the Bahamas Football Association. Government agencies were given a presentation on the organisational efforts to date and shown the plans that FIFA has for the event. The gathering saw some 35 people in attendance representing all of the Government agencies involved, including the Min istries responsible for Foreign Affairs, Tourism, Sports and Culture, National Security, Environmental Health, as well as the Departments of Customs and Immigration, BTC, BEC, the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force, Nassau Airport Development (NAD Services, Bahamas Experience, Bahamas Attache Association and others. The FIFA team expressed their gratitude for to the gathering for their efforts to date, and encouraged them to continue on to make the event a huge suc cess. Blazer also expressed his thanks to the group, and as this was the third such meeting of the agencies that he had attended, he felt right at home with the body. Only final detail work to be done before the first delegation of the FIFA group arrives in the Bahamas in mid-May, but com munication lines between the FIFA team and the Bahamas Football Association team will remain open, and should the need arise, the FIFA delegation will make one more visit. P lan now are that this will not happen, which gives a good indication of the confidence the team has in the work that has been done locally and that can be done leading up to the Congress. The event will give the Bahamas a wonderful opportunity to showcase the country’s ability to host and conduct events of this magnitude, and with delegates from 208 countries, and media from a large number of them a stage upon which to perform. 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n By RENALDO DORSETT S ports Reporter r dorsett@tribunemedia.net THE 61-member team which has been ratified to compete in the top athletics competition in the region – the Carifta Games – officially began practice sessions at the Thomas A Robinson stadium this week. And a group of experienced coaches are anticipating good performances from the athletes. The team is diligently preparing for the 39th Annual Carifta Track and Field Championships, set for April 9-14 in St Lucia. Assistant coach Dexter Bodie said while expectations remain high for the group of athletes, the most pressing matter is for the competitors to give their best effort. “What I expect the athletes to do when we reach St Lucia is to g o out there, represent their c ountry well and represent thems elves well. I expect them to go out there and leave it all on the t rack. Whatever they do I do not w ant them to hold anything back. O nce they get out there to run to throw or jump we want them to be fully confident in what theya re about to do and need to do,” he said. “The only thing we can do now as coaches is to fine-tune. We can not change anything, nor do we expect to, all we can do is finetune, keep the team together so they can gel and really interact with each other and once we can get them to do that and we get everybody on one accord, then I am quite sure that when we reach St Lucia we will perform at our best.” Bodie, head coach of the Roadrunners track club, said the team has sufficient balance but he was slightly disappointed in the number of qualifiers on the f ield. I think we have a fairly good b alance on the track. I feel as if we fell somewhat in the field events because normally that is one of our strongholds when it c omes to Carifta because when y ou look at qualifiers, based on p ast years the majority of straight qualifiers most would have been from the field events,” he said. This year I think we fell a little in that area. Hopefully next year we will get back to what we are used to in that regard. As far as the field is concerned I think we have a great balance. Once everyone is together and once we go out there and show why they were selected for the team then good things can and will happen.” While just 25 of the 61 team members have surpassed qualifying standards, Bodie said he expects veteran Carifta performers like Nemji Burnside and Nivea Smith to lead and mentor the younger team members to success. “The veterans on this team, we r eally expect them to take the b ull by the horns, step up to the p late and let the youngsters know what it takes to be a champion and to get to the level they are at. Nothing is easy and nothing is going to come easy,” he said. “We always say we use Carifta as a developmental meet, but to me Carifta is far beyond a developmental meet. We have to use our local meets as developmental meets to get them to the next step. It is not going to happen at Carifta Games, at Junior Worlds o r any other international meet, it h as to begin right here.” W endall Collie Sr, one of the team’s four assistant coaches along with Bodie, Antonio Saun-d ers and Sandra Laing, reiterated that expectations are high for this team which could be highlighted by a strong group of quartermilers. “Right now I think we are expecting a lot out of this team. I think they are in shape, they are a little more focused and I think this team will do really well this Carifta,” he said. “This team has a lot of experience and we have a balanced squad. We have a lot of good quartermilers so we should have a good set of 4 x 4 teams in a few of the divisions.” Bradley Cooper, the team’s head coach, said the adjustment to the junior national coaching s cene should be a seamless trans ition with the talent level of this y ear’s squad. “After watching the athletes over the last couple of weeks and watching their performances, the times, the distances they have thrown and jumped, I am very happy to say that as far as the Bahamas’ team is concerned, we will go and do our best and try not just to bring medals but try to get the maximum performance and personal bests out of our ath letes,” he said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t,QFRPHWDWHPHQW $W'HFHPEHU ([SUHVVHGLQ%DKDPLDQGROODUVf 6$/(+DQGEDJ+DUGZDUHDQG-HZHOU\)LQGLQJV 7 KH3XEOLFLVKHUHE\DGYLVHGWKDW ) $%,$17<521(0,//6 RIWKH6HWWOHPHQWRI'XQGDV7RZQLQWKH,VODQGRI*UHDW$EDFR RQHRIWKH,VODQGVRI&RPPRQZHDOWKRI7KH%DKDPDVLQWHQG W R FKDQJHQDPHWR ) $%,$17<521($5&+(5 , I WKHUH DUHDQ\REMHFWLRQVWRWKLVFKDQJHRIQDPH'HHG3ROO \RXPD\ZULWHVXFKREMHFWLRQVWRWKH &KLHI3DVVSRUW2IFHU 3 1DVVDX%DKDPDVQRODWHUWKDQWKLUW\ GD\VDIWHUWKHGDWHRISXEOLFDWLRQRIWKLVQRWLFH For the stories behind the news, read Insight on Mondays $6+)25'/,0,7(' 1RWLFHLVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDWLQDFFRUGDQFHZLWK6HFWLRQ RIWKH,QWHUQDWLRQDO%XVLQHVV&RPSDQLHV$FW RI $6+)25'/,0,7(' KDVEHHQGLVVROYHGDQG V WUXFNRIWKH5HJLVWHUDFFRUGLQJWRWKH&HUWLFDWHRI 'LVVROXWLRQLVVXHGWKH5HJLVWUDU*HQHUDORQWKH &,$FFRXQWDQF\/LPLWHG RI%RDWVLGH%XVLQHVV&HQWUH :DUGHQRUWKXPEHUODQG / LTXLGDWRU “He’s an incredible sailor,” said Martinborough of his Venezuelan rival, who he’s looking forward to going head-to-head with in October. So I was pleased with that level of competition, knowing that I was able to go there and come out in the top three.” As he looks forward to the 2009 World Sunfish Championships, scheduled for October 16-24, Martinborough said he was just delighted to go to the past two championships and prove that he’s still an international threat. “I’m just pleased to come back knowing that I’m still a contender g oing into the worlds where we are having it in my hometown and so it will mean a lot for me to do well at this event,” he said. T he last time the Bahamas hosted the championship was in 1988 when Martinborough gracefully took advantage of being at home and won his historic third title. “It’s been about two decades since we had it, but I feel good about it coming back,” he said. “We have been racing a lot on the local scene and the competition has been good pushing me. “So I think by the time the world championships come in October, we should have a very good team in the event. We should havea bout 15 entries in the event.” As the leader of the pack, Martinborough said he just wants to make sure that he’s ready to do his part in keeping the Bahamas’ name in the forefront at the end of the championships. A victory for sailor Martinborough Coaches want Carifta team’s ‘best effort’ in St Lucia

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n By BRENT STUBBS S enior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net T he Bahamas’ list of inductees into the International Softball Federation (ISF has now climbed to 11 with four being enshrined in the Class of 2009 at Government House on April 24. Richard ‘the Lion-Heart’ J ohnson, the talented pitcher, Eleuthera’s Austin ‘King Snake’ Knowles, a long-time executive, and Grand Bahama’s Candice DeGregory-Culmer, a renowned outfielder and Godfrey Pinder, a women’s national coach, are the r ecipients. The historic ceremony is s cheduled to take place in the ballroom under the patronage of Governor General Arthur Hanna. Don Porter, representing the ISF, is expected to perform the induction ceremony. While DeGregory-Culmer will be the second athlete and the first female to be inducted, Knowles will be the first meritorious (deserving reward or p raise) person inducted. Johnson, the third athlete to be inducted, is considered one of the best pitchers to have performed on the mound and Pinder was one of the coaches of the women’s national team that finished third in the world. A number of other persons, according to federation president Rommel Knowles, will also be inducted into the Bahamas Softball Federation’s Hall of Fame for their contribution to the growth of the sport on their respective islands. “This is a historic induction for us,” said Knowles about the ceremony. “We have some very distinguished persons who will be inducted during the ceremony.” T he quartet will bring the B ahamian list of ISF inductees t o 11. The late Leon ‘Apache’ Knowles was the first person inducted in 1987 as a player/coach. He was followed by Churchill Tener-Knowles in 1991 as the first administrat or/organiser. In 1997, Neko Grant was inducted as an administrator/organiser. He was followed by the late Arthur ‘Old Art’ Thompson as the first umpire in 2001. T he Bahamas had three inductees in 2003, inclusive of Greg Christie as an administra tor; Sidney ‘Bobby Baylor’ Fer nander as a coach and Dudley ‘Douggie’ Smith as a player. Johnson, when contacted, said he was “awe struck” to be included in such an elite field of international softballers. They have done so much individually for the sport. Trust me, I’m flattered that they even considered me to be in the Hall. This is a milestone,” he said. “When I started, I didn’t even consider being in the Hall. It wasn’t the Hall why I was play ing, believe me. I was playing for the love of the sport and the camaraderie of the guys that I was playing with.” Since the age of 12, Johnson s tarted playing and he didn’t stop until he was about 41. He will celebrate his 52nd birthday on August 4. During his career, Johnson was probably the most feared and revived pitcher to play locally, starring for more than two decades with the Budweiser Eagles and on the national team for just as long a period. Most people will remember the 19 innings he pitched in a 21 win over New Zealand at the 1980 ISF Men’s World Championships. He also struck out 12 and hurled a nine-inning shutout nohit win over Mexico for the bronze medal. But Johnson quickly reminded everybody that the day before he pitched the 19-innings, he did 10 innings and the day prior to that, he pitched nine innings for a total of 36 innings in three days. “A lot of times, the longer I pitched, the better I got in any given setting,” he said. Having hung up his gloves and turned his attention on his banking career, Johnson said he’s looking forward in about two to three years to come back in another capacity and make another significant contribution t o the sport that he loves. “The sport needs us to come back, whether it as a coach or an administrator, so I’m looking forward to doing something again,” he said. One of those administrators who left his mark behind was Austin Knowles. He thanked the ISF and the BSF for bestowing the recognition on him. “I’m very grateful for that,” said Knowles, who spent more than 40 years in the sport, serving as one of the founders of theB SF and later becoming the p resident from 1977-1980. Known as the “Grand Daddy of softball” in the Bahamas, Knowles has sponsored many local teams and even those who have traveled abroad. To show their gratitude, the BSF began the Austin Knowles High School Softball Tournament in 2000. The tournament is one of the most popular ones in t he sport. A lthough they could not be reached for comments, DeGregory-Culmer was the co-captain of the women’s national team that won the bronze at the World Games in 1981. She also played in two ISF Women’s World Championships, four Central Amateur Softball Tournaments and six C entral American and Caribbean Softball Confederation tournaments for the Bahamas as an outfielder. And Pinder, who switched from playing to coaching, was involved in the women’s programme for at least a decade, including making the trip to the World Games where the Bahamas won the bronze. He also coached national teams in a n umber of Caribbean tourna ments. C M Y K C M Y K WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009 THETRIBUNE PAGE 11 Four to be inducted into Hall of Fame Richard Johnson Austin Knowles Godfrey Pinder Candice Culmer A tlantis set to host 59thF IFA Congress in June... S ee page 9 n By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net DONNIE Martinborough, preparing for the 39th Sunfish World Championships in Montagu Bay in October, got back in the groove on the international scene with a victory and third place finish over the last two weeks. C ompeting at the International Masters Championships in Davis Island, Tampa, Florida, Mart inborough clinched his first victory in the championships over the weekend of March 13-16. In Clearmount, Florida, he placed third at the Sunfish Midwinter National & Team Racing Championships, held March 19-22. “It feels really good. I haven’t won a series in the United States in a while, so to win the Masters Championships is a really good feeling,” said the 49-year-old multiple world champion. Martinborough, who has been competing since he was 16, won the first two races in the series and eventually held off the field of 55 international competitors. “I felt really comfortable in the boat and I went on to sail the next eight races and held on for the win. So I was excited about the masters. Conditions were light and variable, so it really tested the conditions of the sailors.” The real estate agent, who set the pace as the first sailor to win more than two world titles, earning his feats in 1983, 1985 and 1988, lost out to Eduardo Cordero, who is the seven-time Sunfish World champion. While Martinborough competed in the masters category, Cordero and second place finisher David Mendelblatt were both entered in the open segment. A victory for sailor Donnie Martinborough S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 1 1 0 0 “They have done so much individually for the sport. Trust me, I’m flattered that they even considered me to be in the Hall. This is a milestone...When I started, I didn’t even consider being in the Hall. It wasn’t the Hall why I was playing, believe me. I was playing for the love of the sport and the camaraderie of the guys that I was playing with.” Richard Johnson

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toms Department, which will f orce the brokerage firm out of business. Describing the company as one of his children, Mr Ritchie saidh e is doing all he can to ensure that it survives and still plans to s peak with the Prime Minister as soon as he returns from his trip to Colombia sometime today. In his press statement and video released to the media yesterday, Mr Ritchie provided doc umentation suggesting that his company on a single transaction overpaid on a shipment by more than $55,000. Paying Customs $66,303.94 to clear the shipment on June 10, 2007, Global United was issueda “miscellaneous refunds claim” valued at $55,253.28 only 10 days later on the same shipment. However, these funds, Mr Ritchie said, were never received by his com pany. “Based on this documentation, GUL has a credit with the Department of Customs. Wanting to have the issue addressed, I personally delivered several letters to a very senior Customs officer who promised to investigate the matter and deal with it. “This ain’t Shirley Street. This is a two-way street. We paid Customs tons of money that we never collected, but we paid because we owed them. “To date, and to the best of my knowledge, these refunds have not been paid to GUL. What’s more, we have been told that some refunds may have in fact been paid, but not to GUL. It has been almost two years now and our letters have still not been answered,” he said. Doing over $125 million worth of business a year, Mr Ritchie said GUL would annually pay the government anywhere from $70 a nd $80 million. And during this period, Mr Ritchie said, he was o wed anywhere between $13 and $15 million. When asked how he could i nsist that it was government that was forcing him out of business w hen the courts had ordered the immediate payment of the outs tanding funds before any attempts were made to reconcile the balances, Mr Ritchie said that during any court matter both parties can still come to some form of agreement. Mr Ritchie also explained that these outstanding monies are not funds owed by his company to government in terms of taxes, but the balances of his trade payables which were “abruptly” called in by government. “I am a man of integrity and my company will pay what it owes no matter how long it takes,” Mr Ritchie said. “But it seems to me that, based on the documentation in my possession, that the government also owes my company money. I look forward to a meeting as soon as possible in order to resolve and settle these matters,” Mr Ritchie said. Calls to officials at the Customs Department for comment were not returned up to press time last night. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 12, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009 THE TRIBUNE bia on Monday. P rime Minister Ingraham also outlined the pert inent issues that are confronting the global community, which include: Getting the economies of our world on a sound footing for positive real growth and stability in o rder to generate once again high quality and sustainable employment Making genuine, equitable progress in protecting the international financial system, including attending to those weaknesses in regions not o rdinarily regarded as presenting such challenges Mobilising capital to fund the continuing eco n omic growth and development needs of coun tries, particularly more vulnerable developing c ountries and doing so in a manner that does not inhibit long-term growth and development prospects. "We are facing extraordinarily difficult and uncertain times. Most of our economies would r ecord negative growth, declining tourist receipts, reduced levels of foreign direct investments, i ncreased fiscal deficits, escalating levels of public sector debt and rising unemployment. " In such times leaders must be clear in their purpose and firm in their resolve. They must resist the temptation to find illusionary causes for or solutions to our global dilemma. Rather, we must focus sharply on the real issues and address our selves in the most determined way to resolving them. The fate of our people depend upon ourd oing so," said the nation's chief. Mr Ingraham acknowledged the support of the I DB, the Inter-American Investment Corporation and the Multilateral Investment Fund through programmes and instruments such as the FINPYME and the Liquidity Programme for Growth Sustainability. He also noted that due to the global financial d ownturn, middle income countries like the B ahamas have turned to multilateral institutions such as the IDB, adding that the Bahamas was in support of increasing the bank’s capital. "We view the increase in the Bank’s ordinary c apital and in particular the replenishment of the Fund for Special Operations as vital, especiallya s greater support will be needed during the cur rent global crisis. " Prior to the global downturn many of us looked to the private financial markets to fund essential capital projects. The conditions nowadays of the financial markets are such that countries that would not have otherwise done so may now have to resort to seeking funding from multilateral institutions such as the Inter-American DevelopmentB ank. This will be especially true for middle income countries such as my country, The B ahamas,” he said. "We look forward to the Bank developing a new institutional strategy that makes effective use of additional resources to support social safety net programmes, poverty and inequality reduc tion, infrastructure investments and climate change. Similarly we look forward to the re-eval uation of the Bank’s private sector policy in order to support the region’s development and explor ation of other measures to help expand capital flows to the public and private sectors of our region. These initiatives are of special concern to us. "Finally, we urge the Bank to continue its role as the institutional standard-bearer for the region and in its determination as a key interlocutor in the dialogue between member countries, the public sector, the private sector, and civil society in the r egion," said Mr Ingraham. agency. Shortly after, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham stated in his first n ational address for the year, that h is Government is committed to a reform of the public service and to instilling a “new culture of excellence in the service of the Bahamia n people...a culture which is hostile to slackness and corrupt practices.” Bahamas Public Service Union P resident John Pinder said the exercise at the government agencies was a good thing as it paved the way for younger, educated officers to move up in their respective departments. The maneouvres at the Department come after allegations of corruption, and as Government takes s teps to recoup millions of dollars in funds owed it by various businesses. Meanwhile, the Ministry of F inance this week issued a government notice calling for interestedl egal firms to submit expressions of interest to provide consultancy s ervices in relation to Government’s “Customs modernisation p rogramme.” The chosen firm is being asked to assist government in updating the country’s 40-year-old customs l egislation so that it is in compliance with global best practices and the requirements of the Economic Partnership Agreement and World Trade Organisation. A Ministry of Finance official said: “The whole legislation is going to be refreshed. Our long term goal is to change the information syst em in customs, but it makes no sense to put a new information system in if the rules are old. Legislation is the piping of customs, once you have new legislation you canp ut in the information system on top of that.” “It will cut down time it takes t o get goods, cut down costs of d eclaring goods (and whole operation a lot more effic ient,” the source added. on the outcome of consultations with the private sector," the source said. Last week, Minister of State for Finance Zhirvargo Laing told The Tribune that government was planning to meet with the CRNM over the EU's comments on this country's services schedule. While he declined to get into the specifics of those comments, Mr Laing said they relate to whether or not the Bahamas is prepared to offer a larger portion of the services schedule to the EU. "They have provided us with some comments from the EU about it and we've responded to those comments so we're just discussing finalising the documents with them. "The comments relate to some questions they might have asked about whether we are prepared to offer more in this area or the other area and that's standard," he said. When pressed on whether the country was prepared to offer more areas within the services schedule, Mr Laing replied: "We are in discussions with them – we thought that we made the offer that we want to make." FREEPORT The police wishes to advise the public that recently there has been a pro liferation of US counterfeit currency notes in Grand Bahama. The fake notes are of the 2004 and 2006 series and are in denominations of $20, $50, and $100. Asst Supt Wellbourne Bootle said the notes are of poor qual ity and should not be accepted as legal tender. He said members of the public should exercise extreme caution when accepting US cur rency, especially in poorly lit areas. Persons coming in possession of any of these notes are asked to contact the nearest police station or 911. UScounterfeit notes in Grand Bahama FROM LEFT: Tribune Managing Director Roger Carron, at the airport before leaving the Bahamas for an appointment in Florida, was one of the first to be served by Raymond Rahming and Terry Tsavousis at thegrand opening of the new Wendy’s restaurant in the domestic lounge. of illegal gambling for some time. Search warrants were executed at six businesses, including Mega Hits and Explorers Liquor Store in the downtown area, and 3Js Restaurant, C huck’s Liquor Store, and 19-Hole Liquor Store in the Freeport area. H e warned that police will continue to monitor businesses suspected of illegal gambling activities. WENDY’S ATAIRPORTISOPENFORBUSINESS FROM page one Alleged scam PM calls for world leaders to resist ‘illusionary fixes’ FROM page one F ROM page one Vacant senior Customs posts Crackdown on gambling FROM page one n B y DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net F REEPORT The Parents T eachers Association at Eight Mile Rock High School said Education Minister Carl Bethel has let the entire school down by only now b reaking his silence about allegations of molestation. Troy Garvey, PTA president, said Minister Bethel has broken his s ilence four months too late. He has dropped the ball, he has let the people in this school down the children, teachers and administration because of his lack of r esponse to the problem at Eight Mile Rock High,” said Mr Garvey on Tuesday. Three teachers at the school have n ow been removed over concerns o f alleged molestation of students. A male teacher has fled the country and is now being sought by police in connection with allegat ions of unnatural sexual intercourse. Police investigations are still underway concerning a female t eacher and second male teacher. M r Garvey blames the Ministry of Education for failing to take the necessary steps to keep the Trinida-d ian teacher in the country. “They had him signing in every day and he was under investigation. H e should never have been able to take his passport and leave this country,” he said. The Ministry of Education is now planning to implement measures toh ave all new teachers vetted by police before they are employed in the public school system. Safety committees made up of p arents, students, teachers, and administration will also be appointed in the schools. Although Mr Garvey is pleased that such measures are being takenb y the ministry, he said it is long overdue and has come at the expense of students at Eight Mile Rock High. H e thanked members of the Unity is Strength Movement, particularly Rastas Daniel Moree and Jah Shiloh, who initially brought the matter to the PTA’s attention aftera former student confided in the men. “Silence gives consent and we want to know how the minister c ould remain silent on such a serious problem that was going on at Eight Mile Rock High. “He is just breaking his silence y esterday when this thing has been going on almost four months now. H e did not even come to EMR to break his silence,” Mr Garvey said. “All we wanted was a little word o f encouragement, ‘we hear your cry, we feel your pain, we are dealing with it,’ that is all we needed to hear,” he said. Sandra Taylor, vice president of t he PTA, said it is sad that some persons at the school knew what was going on and said nothing about it. S he said that the PTA and its members have been criticised for speaking out and making the matter public. Despite accusations that he is m otivated by politics, Mr Garvey stressed that the PTA is concerned about the well being of students and teachers and not concerned a bout politics. He claims that the problem of sexual abuse also exists at other schools on Grand Bahama, but people are keeping it silent. I will be lending my assistance to other schools here because persons have been calling me for help. “We have to bring closure to t hese other schools as well. I understand that a teacher was fired from another school – a private school in Freeport for the same thing, a nd it was not reported until a week later. We must stop remaining silent a nd turning a blind eye,” he said. Govt ‘unlikely’ F ROM page one Eight Mile Rock High School PTA hits out at Carl Bethel

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n By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A BAHAMIAN online shopping website yesterday told Trib une Business t hat it had received more than 2,000 consumer hits since starting operations shortly after the New Year, with some of the 30 businesses it hosts having closed sales with customers as far away as Finland. Damien Humes, marketing manager for Bahamas Virtual Mall, said the website was intended to provide a “showcase” that Bahamian companies could use for greater exposure to an international audience, expanding their reach and cre ative talents beyond this nation. “The sky’s the limit,” Mr Humes told Tribune Business. “We’ve just opened to the pub lic at the beginning of this year, January 3, and from that time we’ve had 2,000 viewings so far. “Right now, we’re boasting that we’re the largest mall in the Bahamas, because we have 30 businesses on line with us. The main thing about the site is that we can host businesses that sell products, and businesses that can advertise without having physical things they can sell, like insurance and real estate. “From the beginning, we’ve been broadening our database of stores. We’ve hired sales rep resentatives to bring in more companies, so people have a broader base of stores to choose from.” To date, Mr Humes said most of the sales generated through Bahamas Virtual Mall, whose web address is www.shopbvm.com, had been to international customers located in nations ranging from Finland to the US. Among the businesses that had generated the best online sales to date, he added, were Rolle’s Auto and Hardware and Universal Beauty Supplies. Bahamas Virtual Mall handled delivery and all key aspects of a transaction, including payments from customers to the businesses they hosted. Among the businesses cur rently hosted by Bahamas Virtual Mall are Jim Whitehead, the Nassau Florist; Classy Kids Boutique; Daddy’s Toy Box; Lignum Technologies; EZ Electronics; T.N.C. Total Nutrition C M Y K C M Y K SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.net WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009 THETRIBUNE $4. 68 $4. 51 $4. 69The information contained is from a third party and The Tribune can not be held responsible for errors and/or omission from the daily report.$ $3.48 $3.49 $3.49 Shopping mall site gets 2,000 hits in 3 months Thirty businesses hosted enjo y sales as f ar afield as Finland S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 3 3 B B n By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor T he Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD a iming to slash operating losses at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIAt han 50 per cent by the close of its 2010 financial year, its chief financial officer told Tribune Business yesterday, despitea 10-15 per cent decline in passenger traffic for 2009 to date. Today marks two years since NAD t ook over operational/management r esponsibility for LPIA, and Stewart Steeves, who is also the company’s acting c hief executive, said that despite the decline in passenger traffic the airport’s cash flows were still in line with projections. He explained that NAD was looking to cut the airport’s operating losses by 50 per cent or better, compared to the red ink inherited when it took over on April 1, 2007, by the end of its next financial year on June 30, 2010. “Three years after we took over, we w ill have cut it a little better than in half,” Mr Steeves told Tribune Business. “Looking forward to next year’s plans, we’ll probably cut the operating loss in half or better. “That’s even on the back of declining passenger traffic, given the current eco nomic situation. If not for that, we’d be doing even better.” Mr Steeves explained that although the extent of the decline in traveller num-b ers passing through LPIA varied from month to month, for 2009 year-to-date t his was between 10-15 per cent. He added: “It’s having an impact. We’re seeing a passenger decline, depend ing on the month we’re in, of 10-15 perc ent year-over-year. It’s in that kind of range.” Yet NAD had been able to contain and manage its costs to such an extent, t hrough what Mr Steeves described as “more efficiency and decision-making in how we spend money”, that the negative impact on top-line revenues was having no effect on cash flow/liquidity projec-t ions. “We have managed it to the point where we don’t see any increase in fees beyond what we originally projected, and are providing the cash flow projected despite the decline in passenger traffic,” Mr Steeves told Tribune Business. “We can take the current decline and produce the same cash flow before thed ecline occurred, without raising rates.” And he added: “The objective is to g enerate positive operating income, excluding the passenger facility fee. The idea is that the passenger facility fee is a revenue source for capital costs, and to repay the debt. “The idea is that the operating cash f low, from retail and the rest, will be increasingly sufficient to cover the opera ting costs, so that the passenger facility fee can cover the capital costs. We’re cer t ainly making great strides on that objective.” N AD earns revenues from both aeronautical sources, such as landing and bridge fees, and non-aeronautical fees such as retail and restaurant leases. Mr Steeves said that while NAD would assess every fee it levied “over time, each in their own different way”, all charges would “stay rate competitive, staying on par with the average for the airports in the Caribbean region”. It’s a solid goal,” he explained, “because we’ll be staying ‘on average’ with the region, but are not an average airport.” M r Steeves explained that this was b ecause LPIA would have brand new infrastructure compared to the Caribbean regional airports it was benchmarked w ith. The Bahamas’ main entry/exit point was also unique, in respect to the Caribbean, in that it enjoyed US preclearance status, and was effectively three a irports in one, with those US-bound passengers joined by other international and domestic travellers. “That makes it more complicated, and by virtue of that complication, more expensive,” Mr Steeves said of LPIA. “By staying competitive, in spite of being a three-section airport, that’s a solid place to be when we finish.” Mr Steeves said the $265 million financing, which will fund the first stage con-s truction of LPIA’s $409.5 million redevelopment, was $17 million oversub-s cribed. NAD had initially sought to raise $310 m illion in the first phase, but Mr Steeves said the company had to adjust its plans, and alter the amount it was seeking from each of the three financing tranches, in response to market conditions. He explained that the $310 million tarAirport targets ‘better than’ 50% loss slash * NAD says cash flow unaffected despite 10-15% decline in passenger traffic 2009 year-to-date * $265m first phase financing $17m ‘oversubscribed’ * NAD adjusted to market conditions, dropping $20m second phase slice and putting in $10m of own cash, with $1.5m per month spend reducing costs * ‘Pretty much everything sold to Bahamas investors and banks’ S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 2 2 B B n By CHESTER ROBARDS Business Reporter c robards@tribunemedia.net ACCESS to capital remains a sore spot for small Bahamianb usiness owners and entrepreneurs, with three yesterday expressing their frustrations that an inability to obtain commercial bank loans had impeded expansion plans and, in one case, cost a couple $29,000. One small business owner, Devito Bodie, 30, told the Bahamas Chamber of Comm erce and US Embassy’s Business Development Seminar that he had tried unsuccessfully several times to obtain a loan or grant to expand his home-based baking business, with no luck. Mr Bodie told Tribune Business that his obligations to his wife, five children and the oven inhibit his making regulard eposits into his bank account, thus reducing his chances of qualifying for a commercial bank loan. He said that should he get a grant to expand his business, he would be able to turn even his waste products into revenue earners. M r Bodie, who bakes and sells coconut and pineapple tarts inN ew Providence, has been doing so successfully since 2002. “Myt arts are know from Lyford Cay to Winton,” he said. He began his business when the economy took a nosedive in 2001, following the September 11 tragedy, when he was laid off from his newly-found job at the Ocean Club. When Mr Bodie received a g rant from the Governmentsponsored self-starter prog ramme, he was able to pur Capital frustration for entrepreneurs S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 3 3 B B n By CHESTER ROBARDS Business Reporter crobards@tribunemedia.net BAHAMIANS still have “reasons to rejoice” during economic recession, the president of Fidelity Bank (Bahamas yesterday, during a business development seminar at the B ritish Colonial Hilton yesterday. Gregory Bethel said recessions provided a unique opport unity for business-minded peo ple to prepare for the upswing that the economy will eventually take, using the down-time tos treamline their businesses. He said business goes in cycles, “the economy expands and contracts”, and employers c an expect good times and difficult times. “You use the good times to plan for the bad times, and the bad times to find unique opportunities,” said Mr Bethel. “Recessions remind us that we will be better prepared for the next recession.” He said Bahamian businesses should work hard not lose ones ingle customer because of bad service, and should reduce expenses that are not absolutely necessary. Employees should not do anything to jeopardise their jobs. Mr Bethel said recessions help to cleanse business operations of inefficiencies that may exist by discarding those human or technical liabilities. However, he added that those who still have ‘Reasons to rejoice’ despite recession S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 3 3 B B

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A Nassau-based wealth mana gement software provider yesterday announced that Genesis Fund Services, a Bahamas-based fund administrator, has selected three of its technology products and already migrated 95 per cent o f its funds on to the new platform. International Private Banking Systems (IPBS had selected the IPBS/Business Manager, IPBS/Mutual Funds a nd IPBS/Share Registry software modules for incorporation into its business platform.Antoine Bastian, Genesis Fund Services’ managing direct or, said: “We turned to the IPBS system so that we could continue to offer competitive services to our clients. The IPBS modules allow us to manage fund a ccounting and shareholder registry services, along with clients a nd related parties from a Know Your Customer (KYCA nti-money Laundering (AML viewpoint. It ensures that we are a ble to mitigate any operational risks that we may face.” Genesis provides boutique administrative services to hedge fund managers, commodity pool o perators, family offices, banks a nd trust companies, and high net worth individuals from within the Bahamas. The IPBS system chosen by G enesis will automate all back o ffice processes that were previo usly carried out by various software vendors, thus streamlining the system and reducing the risk of error. The IPBS system incorporates the funds share registera s an integral part of the funds a ccounting records, making the Net Asset Valuation (NAV culation available at the click of a button. As IPBS uses a single entry accounting system, transactions posted in one module that affect records in another are automati cally updated and reflected in all other modules. Mr Bastian said: “The IPBS system is able to meet the very broad range of requirements we h ave for our business and, importantly, is competitively priced. It i s also important to us that we have a local supplier, someonew ho is close at hand to support us going forward. The team at I PBS have provided us with excellent service, and we are con fident that our goals of achieving industry best practice and regulatory compliance are going to b e achieved.” B ruce Raine, IPBS’s founder and president, said: “The Bahamas continues to be a favourable investment environm ent, and more fund managers a re looking to Genesis for fund a dministration services. By investing in a modern, integrated technology platform to support their operations, Genesis will benefit from improved customers ervice and lower operational r isk, while ensuring compliance mandates are met.” There is a popular adage that says: “Your current customer is your next customer.” Meaning that how well you treat your current client will determine your success moving forward. During this economic downturn it is m ost important that every business owner puts their best foot forward, and ensures that their employees do the same. B usiness owners must take advantage of various promotional tools such as: * Pens * Coffee mugs * Hats * T-shirts * Tote Bags In fact, you can use these prom otional tools to market your business by having your company’s logo printed on these various items. These are all tried, t ested and proven promotional tools, which can also serve as w onderful gifts for your customers and are perfect for special meetings, seminars, fun run walks, regattas and fairs. While most promotional flyers and marketing letters have a short lifespan, in most cases ending up collecting dust or in a garbage pile, items such as pens, coffee mugs, hats, t-shirts and tote bags have a longer lifespan. T hey are certain to be used again and again, not only in your customer’s office but also in the home environment by their fami ly and friends. In essence, your marketing message is reaching your client and other potential clients. However, at the end of the day, we all know that it boils down to excellent and exceptional customer service. So, the next time you are devising a marketing strategy to promote y our business, remember the power behind promotional tools and that ‘Image is Everything’. N N B B : : S S c c o o t t t t F F a a r r r r i i n n g g t t o o n n i i s s p p r r e e s s i i d d e e n n t t o o f f S S u u n n T T e e e e E E m m b b r r o o i i d d M M e e , , a a p p r r o o m m o o t t i i o o n n a a l l a a n n d d m m a a r r k k e e t t i i n n g g c c o o m m p p a a n n y y s s p p e e c c i i a a l l i i s s i i n n g g i i n n p p r r o o m m o o t t i i o o n n a a l l p p r r o o d d u u c c t t s s . . E E s s t t a a b b l l i i s s h h e e d d o o v v e e r r 2 2 7 7 y y e e a a r r s s a a g g o o , , S S u u n n T T e e e e E E m m b b r r o o i i d d M M e e h h a a s s a a s s s s i i s s t t e e d d b b u u s s i i n n e e s s s s e e s s i i n n i i n n d d u u s s t t r r i i e e s s r r a a n n g g i i n n g g f f r r o o m m t t o o u u r r i i s s m m t t o o b b a a n n k k i i n n g g a a n n d d t t e e l l e e c c o o m m m m u u n n i i c c a a t t i i o o n n s s , , i i n n m m a a r r k k e e t t i i n n g g t t h h e e m m s s e e l l v v e e s s . . R R e e a a d d e e r r s s c c a a n n c c o o n n t t a a c c t t M M r r F F a a r r r r i i n n g g t t o o n n a a t t S S u u n n T T e e e e E E m m b b r r o o i i d d M M e e o o n n E E a a s s t t S S h h i i r r l l e e y y S S t t r r e e e e t t , , b b y y e e m m a a i i l l a a t t s s c c o o t t t t @ @ s s u u n n t t e e e e . . c c o o m m o o r r b b y y t t e e l l e e p p h h o o n n e e a a t t 2 2 4 4 2 2 3 3 9 9 3 3 3 3 1 1 0 0 4 4 . . C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 2B, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009 THE TRIBUNE /HJDORWLFH 127,&( ROXQWDU\/LTXLGDWLRQf 1RWLFHLVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDWWKHDERYHQDPHG &RPSDQ\LVLQGLVVROXWLRQZKLFKFRPPHQFHG RQWKHGD\RI0DUFK 7KH/LTXLGDWRU $UJRVD&RUS1DVVDX %DKDPDV /HJDORWLFH 127,&( ROXQWDU\/LTXLGDWLRQf 1RWLFHLVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDWWKHDERYHQDPHG &RPSDQ\LVLQGLVVROXWLRQZKLFKFRPPHQFHG RQWKHGD\RI0DUFK 7KH/LTXLGDWRU $UJRVD&RUS1DVVDX %DKDPDV /HJDORWLFH 127,&( ROXQWDU\/LTXLGDWLRQf 1RWLFHLVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDWWKHDERYHQDPHG &RPSDQ\LVLQGLVVROXWLRQZKLFKFRPPHQFHG RQWKHGD\RI0DUFK 7KH/LTXLGDWRU $UJRVD&RUS1DVVDX %DKDPDV /HJDORWLFH 127,&( ROXQWDU\/LTXLGDWLRQf 1RWLFHLVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDWWKHDERYHQDPHG &RPSDQ\LVLQGLVVROXWLRQZKLFKFRPPHQFHG RQWKHGD\RI0DUFK 7KH/LTXLGDWRU $UJRVD&RUS1DVVDX %DKDPDV /HJDORWLFH 127,&( ROXQWDU\/LTXLGDWLRQf 1RWLFHLVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDWWKHDERYHQDPHG &RPSDQ\LVLQGLVVROXWLRQZKLFKFRPPHQFHG RQWKHGD\RI0DUFK 7KH/LTXLGDWRU $UJRVD&RUS1DVVDX %DKDPDV / HJDORWLFH 127,&( ,QROXQWDU\/LTXLGDWLRQf 1 RWLFHLVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDWWKHDERYHQDPHG &RPSDQ\LVLQGLVVROXWLRQZKLFKFRPPHQFHG RQWKHGD\RI0DUFK 7KH/LTXLGDWRU $UJRVD&RUS1DVVDX %DKDPDV / HJDORWLFH 127,&( ,QROXQWDU\/LTXLGDWLRQf 1RWLFHLVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDWWKHDERYHQDPHG & RPSDQ\LVLQGLVVROXWLRQZKLFKFRPPHQFHG RQWKHGD\RI0DUFK 7KH/LTXLGDWRU $UJRVD&RUS1DVVDX %DKDPDV /HJDORWLFH 127,&( ROXQWDU\/LTXLGDWLRQf 1RWLFHLVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDWWKHDERYHQDPHG &RPSDQ\LVLQGLVVROXWLRQZKLFKFRPPHQFHG RQWKHGD\RI0DUFK 7KH/LTXLGDWRU $UJRVD&RUS1DVVDX %DKDPDV /HJDORWLFH 127,&( ,QROXQWDU\/LTXLGDWLRQf 1RWLFHLVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDWWKHDERYHQDPHG & RPSDQ\LVLQGLVVROXWLRQZKLFKFRPPHQFHG RQWKHGD\RI0DUFK 7KH/LTXLGDWRU $UJRVD&RUS1DVVDX %DKDPDV 127,&( The right ‘tools’ will make marketing work M arketing Message by Scott Farrington Bahamas fund administrator selects Nassau firm’s product Airport targets ‘better than’ 50% costs slash get included $20 million that was e armarked for spending on LPIA’s stage two redevelopment, ensuring that construction could roll smoothly into that phase w hile stage one was being completed. Mr Steeves said that, given that stage one construction costs were pegged at just under $200 m illion, NAD had still raised enough to ensure a seamless transition from that phase into stage two. B ut rather than push for the extra $20 million in the current financing round, Mr Steeves said that given market conditions, NAD decided to wait and obtain this later on through long-term refinancing, rather than expandi ng the stage one revolving credit facility to accommodate it. And while NAD had initially sought to keep its cash resources out of the equation”, Mr Steeves said that given that it had more cash on hand than anticipated, it committed $10 million of this to the stage one financing. NAD had also been spending $1.5 million per month on designs and other works relat ed to the redevelopment. Given that the financing round closed later than expected, in late March as opposed to autumn 2008, Mr Steeves said this monthly spend meant the company did not need to raise as much. Initial construction tenders had come in slightly below budgeted costs, Mr Steeves added, providing another saving. “When you put all that together, i t allowed us to pull back from $310 million to $265 million,” he explained. “It was not a massive restructuring. The $265 million was all we needed to complete phase one, which was the object ive.” Mr Steeves told Tribune Business that NAD sold more of the first stage financing in the B ahamas “than we had originally planned. “Pretty much everything was sold to Bahamas investors or banks operating in the Bahamas,” Mr Steeves said. “Not everything, but pretty much.” Tribune Business understands that most of the financing was taken up by Bahamas-basedb anks. F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 1 1 B B

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Centre; Toddler and Baby World; Games and Things; and D a Basement. Mr Humes said the Bahamas Virtual Mall concept was devel-o ped by its chief executive, V aughan Burrows, and two partners, Jermaine Rolle and Kent Bazzard. He explained that they felt that a website that hosted Bahamian businesses, and enabled them to sell their prod u cts via e-commerce, would allow Nassau-based companies to expand their market reach to the Family Islands and beyond. Most Bahamian-owned businesses were founded on an import base, and Mr Humes saidB ahamas Virtual Mall, by showcasing Bahamian-made products and creativity, could help firms especially small ones and startups last in business for longer by providing them with an export avenue. A website hosting businesses a nd their products would also h elp small businesses, ‘mom and pop’ operations and stay-athome mothers reach the target market for their goods and services. Currently, Bahamas Virtual Mall charges its business clients $20 per month to showcase 100 products, and a $25 set-up fee. However, Mr Humes said the site was prepared to be flexible given the current economic situation. While Bahamas Virtual Mall was generating only $1,000 per m onth in revenues at present, Mr Humes said this was not crit ical yet, given that the site’s priority was to attract companies and products it could host. “It’s not about getting money f rom it, but telling businesses how this exists and how they can generate money from it,” Mr Humes added. “The more busi nesses we have online, the more money we will get from having a surplus of businesses and produ cts in the store. We’re trying to get more Bahamian businesses, the jams and coconut creations, selling to the international market and showing off their creativity. “People will start to recognise the Bahamas as not only a place where they feel the sun, sand and sea, but can purchase from talented vendors here. We have talented vendors, but they need to find a way to reach the world.” Mr Humes said Bahamas Virtual Mall also hoped to inspire t he next Bahamian generation to make full use of the technol ogy available to it, and was looking at holding workshops to show Bahamians there were “other ways to make money t han working in a hotel or selling a service. “We’re excited to open a business like this to show Bahamians they can make money from this; there is another way to make money.” W hen asked whether the a bsence of an Automated Clearing House (ACH Bahamian commercial banking system’s inability to settle e-commerce transactions purchased with debit/credit cards, Mr Humes said this was not a problem for Bahamas Virtual Mall because it was working with Bank of the Bahamas International to settle all credit card transactions. Currently, all sales by the site’s clients, which are paid for by credit card, and then cleared e very Thursday via cheque payment to the vendors from Bahamas Virtual Mall. “Let the world see we have quality merchants,” Mr Humes said. “We feel this could be as b ig as any of the online business communities in the US and Europe. We just need the Bahamian people to see the vision.” C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS THE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009, PAGE 3B /HJDORWLFH 127,&( ROXQWDU\/LTXLGDWLRQf 1RWLFHLVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDWWKHDERYHQDPHG &RPSDQ\LVLQGLVVROXWLRQZKLFKFRPPHQFHG RQWKHGD\RI-DQXDU\ 7KH/LTXLGDWRU $UJRVD&RUS1DVVDX %DKDPDV /HJDORWLFH 127,&( ROXQWDU\/LTXLGDWLRQf 1RWLFHLVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDWWKHDERYHQDPHG &RPSDQ\LVLQGLVVROXWLRQZKLFKFRPPHQFHG RQWKHGD\RI-DQXDU\ 7KH/LTXLGDWRU $UJRVD&RUS1DVVDX %DKDPDV /HJDORWLFH 127,&( ROXQWDU\/LTXLGDWLRQf 1RWLFHLVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDWWKHDERYHQDPHG &RPSDQ\LVLQGLVVROXWLRQZKLFKFRPPHQFHGRQ WKHGD\RI)HEUXDU\ 7KH/LTXLGDWRULV $UJRVD&RUS1DVVDX %DKDPDV / HJDORWLFH 127,&( ROXQWDU\/LTXLGDWLRQf 1RWLFHLVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDWWKHDERYHQDPHG &RPSDQ\LVLQGLVVROXWLRQZKLFKFRPPHQFHG RQWKHGD\RI2FWREHU 7KH/LTXLGDWRU $UJRVD&RUS1DVVDX %DKDPDV /HJDORWLFH 127,&( ROXQWDU\/LTXLGDWLRQf 1RWLFHLVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDWWKHDERYHQDPHG &RPSDQ\LVLQGLVVROXWLRQZKLFKFRPPHQFHG RQWKHGD\RI0DUFK 7KH/LTXLGDWRU $UJRVD&RUS1DVVDX %DKDPDV /HJDORWLFH 127,&( ROXQWDU\/LTXLGDWLRQf 1RWLFHLVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDWWKHDERYHQDPHG &RPSDQ\LVLQGLVVROXWLRQZKLFKFRPPHQFHG RQWKHGD\RI0DUFK 7KH/LTXLGDWRU $UJRVD&RUS1DVVDX %DKDPDV / HJDORWLFH 127,&( ROXQWDU\/LTXLGDWLRQf 1RWLFHLVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDWWKHDERYHQDPHG &RPSDQ\LVLQGLVVROXWLRQZKLFKFRPPHQFHG RQWKHGD\RI0DUFK 7KH/LTXLGDWRU $UJRVD&RUS1DVVDX %DKDPDV S S H H O O P P P P I I N N G G , , f f r r o o m m 1 1 B B Capital fr ustration for entrepreneurs chase an industrial mixer that expanded his business greatly. However, now he needs to expand again, but cannot find them oney to do so. Mr Bodie argued that he has a $1 million product and no f inancial backing. He added that in order to increase his business he has taken on an employee, his “educationally challenged” c ousin, to assist him. He pays him $100 per week for opening coconuts and sundry chores, which has further burdened his revenue while slightly increasing his productivity. “The problem is he doesn’t drive,” said Mr Bodie. “And what I really need to do is increase distribution. “I would like to stay in my kitchen and cook, but I have to prepare, cook and distribute.” Mr Bodie’s business can bring him as much as $200 per day, and could generate much more if he had the capital to invest in a chipper that could “turn the mountain of coconut bark in my back yard into mulch”. Quinty Sears, a government employee and entrepreneur, told Tribune Business that she and her husband lost almost $29,000 trying to start a business in Freeport. She said their rental car business plan was turned down by the Bahamas Development Bank (BDB rental companies loans were in arrears. Mrs Sears and her husband have since started a pressure wash ing company, and are saving those profits in the hope of buying cars for the rental company. Like Mr Bodie, they have not met with much luck in borrowing money from commercial banks or the BDB, but continue to press forward in pursuit of their business. ‘Reasons to rejoice’ despite recession employment should prove themselves crucial to the success of t heir company. Mr Bethel also implored those individuals who are still employed to keep spending money. He warned that a increase in saving could cause the economy to further contract, leading to a p rolonged recession. “If you have some disposable income go and spend some money,” Mr Bethel said. “If all of us stopped spending money, the economy would die. Those of you who still have a good job and who have managed your finances well, continue borrowing and spending and giving.” He also urged participants in the seminar, put on by the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and US Embassy, to engage in domestic tourism and patronise Family Island hotels and resorts. Mr Bethel reminded the audience that no country is unaffected by the global recession, but said Bahamians should not be consumed by the “doom and gloom” surrounding it. H e said Bahamians should use the recession as an opportunity to learn about the economies this country depends on for economic prosperity, in order to learn to tap into their resources. “Take more time to read and understand what’s happening outside the Bahamas,” said Mr Bethel. n By CHESTER ROBARDS Business Reporter crobards@tribunemedia.net S MALL businesses are at r isk during the global recession because most do not have “deep pockets” to carry them through the bad times, a former finance minister said yesterday, but sugg ested that they not cut mark eting spending. James Smith, addressing the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and US Embassy’s Business Development Seminar, said small businesses should consider making short-term survival plans in an effort survive thee conomic downturn. He said the r ecession was a direct result of w hat was going in the US. and c ontended that it will continue i nto the 2010 third quarter. M r Smith said this being the c ase, Bahamian businesses w ould have no choice but to reduce staff and implement a hiring freeze within their company. He said those who were most recently hired were most at risk of being let go from a company. Mr Smith added that during t imes like these employees s hould make an extra effort to i mpress their employers by p utting in longer hours and b eing more productive. A s an added incentive to o btain and maintain customers, M r Smith suggested companies offer inducements and pay close attention to their competition in the market. He cited Subway’s seven-foot long sandwich deal as such an inducement that would possibly entice repeat customers to continue their busi-n ess, and also attract new busin ess. M r Smith said businesses s hould also focus their efforts d uring this time on collecting o utstanding payments, and keep a ccounts receivables low. M r Smith added that, as popular belief would have it, the credit market has not dried up and there was capital available to help small businesses continue to run during these difficult economic times. Providence Advisors’ chief e xecutive, Kenwood Kerr, said b usinesses and individuals have t o be nimble and flexible to a djust to changing market situa tions. He said an emphasis s hould be placed on strengthe ning customer loyalty and i mplementing a plan, if small businesses are to expand or emerge out of the current financial downturn. Small firms are urged: Maintain marketing James Smith

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C M Y K C M Y K TASTE PAGE 8B, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009 THE TRIBUNE T h e T r i b u n e F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f Big onion from the Big Yard! THIS golden six and a half pound onion came from the lush soils of Andros Island, making its way into the Tribune Features section yesterday. The larger than life onion had no blemishes or imperfections. We wonder how many bowls of conch salad the onion can make. Without a doubt the process would be a real tear jerker. The event which took place in mid-March, offered the top three competitors scholarships to the renowned Keiser University school of Culinary Arts. Representative from Keiser University Darren Durrum explained that the top three competitors would receive $5,000, $7,500, and $10,000 scholarships respectively. Mr Durrum explained: “There were alot of interesting things that I’ve seen, like the conch which we don’t have alot of in F lorida.” He said Keiser has several campuses throughout the US but only three that offer culinary arts. He said he was excited to invite these youngsters to be a part of that experience. Mr Durrum explained that dozen of students submitted recipes and the top seven were then were chosen to take part in the semi-finals and then the top three went on to take part in the final competition which was held at the Ardastra Gardens. Walking away with the top p rize was Aquinas College twelfth grader Deandra Rolle, in second place was Kendrick Rolle from CC Sweeting, and Kristen Taylor from Central Andros High placed third. The event which is a first of its kind is a step in the right direction according to Julia Burnside from the culinary division at the Ministry of Tourism. Mrs Burnside indicated that Tourism was invited to assist in t he event by MOE and they h elped in the selection of judges f or the event. Hailing from the RIU and Wyndham were chef Don Ingraham and Edwin Johnson. Chef Don Ingraham is the current president of the Bahamas Culinary Association (BCA executive chef at the RIU. Chef Edwin Johnson is past president of the BCA and executive chef at the Wyndham Hotel. The two men were also assisted by Mr Durrum. During the semi-finals the chefs sampled the foods by the students and gave critiques on seasoning, presentation, and overall appeal of the dishes. From sauted Brazilian Snap per, to Coco Plum Duff, these students pulled no punches in giving the judges all they had in hopes of seeing their dreams come true. Showing up to support the students during the semi-finals and finals were their cooking coaches, family, peers, and community members who were all excited to see a group of young people committing themselves to some thing positive. Cooking for scholarships CI GIBSON’S Ta’Nay Brown smiles for the camera, while she awaits to find out if she’ll make it past the semifinals. 12TH GRADER Deandre Rolle is seen working on her masterpiece during the semifinals of the K eiser University cooking competition. 1ST runner up Kentrick Rolle from CC Sweet ing, was told by judges that his home made coconut bread and ground chicken burger had the potential to be a restaurant specialty. THIRD place winner Kristen Taylor poses next to her conch cre ation. n By LLOYD ALLEN T ribune Features Reporter lallen@tribunemedia.net RECENTLY a group of high school seniors took part in a cooking competition sponsored by theC hef Petty cooking show, the Ministry of Education (MOEy of Tourism (MOT), the Bahamas Hotel Association, and Keiser University. AS THE judges samp le a students dish, the others continue to work on their hard on their pieces.

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ONE of the upsides of a period of global uncertainty is the resurgence in doomsday angst at the movies. Everyone loves a good multiplex apocalypse and, in this year alone, we’ve already had the Watchmen threatened by mushroom-clouded may hem, with Terminator Salvation, The Road and 2012 all still to come. This latest addition to the genre focuses on numerology of sorts, after a time capsule, buried at a school in 1959, is opened in the present day. The capsule is full of students’ depictions of the year 2009, except for one scrap of paper containing nothing but hundreds of scrawled numbers. When lonely widower John Koestler (Cage examines the paper, after his son brings it home, he stumbles upon the possibility that these numbers are the dates of man made and natural disasters. He is initially met with scepticism, but after a horrific plane crash occurs at the precise moment the num bers predict, Koestler finds himself in a race to solve the mystery before (gasp! out. Knowing is a bit of an oddity: it starts off as an eerie, slow-burning suspense film, then descends into conventional thriller territory before recov ering for a gloriously over-the-top climax. But, even in its lulls, there is always the sense that something major is just around the corner and usu ally there is, namely some incredible catastrophic set pieces that leave little to the imagination. It all builds to an insane last half hour or so, which, depending on your point of view, is either ridiculous or thrilling. To be honest it’s a bit of both but you’ll certainly get your money’s worth. Knowing C M Y K C M Y K TASTE THE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009, PAGE 9B n By LLOYD ALLEN Tribune Features Reporter lallen@tribunemedia.net T his past weekend was truly a wonderland of things to do, as several heavilya ttended events took place a round town. F rom Reggae Fest to Beer Fest, to a stage performance b y Dynamite Daisy, to Transf orming Spaces, last week p roved that Nassau still has plenty of soul. This weekend seems to be headed in that same direction starting with a n MTV style all Bahamian music extravaganza. 1 . T he producers of eLIFE 2 42 an all Bahamian magazine and Internet entertainment show, are hosting their launch party in the form of am usic project titled Unplugged. Set to kick off this Saturday at the Uptown Lounge on Bay Street, the s how will feature an array of l ocal artists including TaDa, S O$A Man, Ricardo Clarke, Sammy Starr, MDEEZ, Rapp Q uelle, who will be backed b y the Higher Level band. Doors are set to open at 8pm, and tickets are $10. 2. The Express Yourself movement is hosting an entertainment concert at the Hub art centre on Bay Streett onight, featuring a mixture of local musicians, artists, and poets. Some of the featured artists include Manifest, Bagon, Belinda Pierre, and Broken Micz. The event which begins at 9pm, has a cover charge of $10, and p romises to be a true expres s ion of Bahamian artistry in motion. 3. The works of local artists D ede Brown and Dylan Ripil lard are being featured in an art exhibition at Central Bank, with a opening reception p lanned for this Friday starti ng at 6.30pm. This reception i s open to the public, and the exhibit will be on display u ntil May 1. 4. For all Regatta lovers there is a pre-regatta boat cruise planned for April 11 on board the SeaWind. Music on the vessel will be provided by DJ Crank and the Higher Level DJs. Scheduled to leave the dock at 8pm, tickets are priced at $15, and can be purchased at the Juke Box, Bahamas Fast Ferries, and the Higher Level entertainment studio Golden Gates Number 1. 5. Resources and Entertain ment for Autism and Related Challenges (REACH ing an autism awareness march this Saturday, leaving from St Barnabas Parish on Baillou Hill Road leading to the Marathon Mall. Organisers are calling on church groups, schools, and other interested persons to come out and show their support to this cause. The event is set to begin at 10am, and will conclude with a live remote by 94.9FM at the Mall. THINGS 2 DO T h e T r i b u n e movie review BY JASON DONALD NICOLAS CAGE (right plays John Koestler who stumbles upon a piece of paper with numbers that foretell disastrous events . n STARRING: Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Ben Mendelsohn, Terry Camilleri n By LLOYD ALLEN Tribune Features Reporter lallen@tribunemedia.net THIS past w e ekend, Clifford Park was the place t o be as hundreds turned o ut for the live performances of a sle w of r eg gae and local ar tists in t he sixt h annual Reggae All S tars concert. Setting the show in motion was local personality and come dian Mr Purple, along with E mpress Jeanille who is best known for her past Tempo show called DownTown Islands. As the show was scheduled to begin at 11pm, the actual start ing time was nearly three hours later which was generally not a problem for those in attendance. From around 10pm, there was a sea of people who were ready to see some of their favorite local and Caribbean artists per form. The original line up included Jamaican sensation Sizzla Kolanji, Capleton, Warrior King, I-Rate, Mystro, Jah Doctrine, Sammie Starr, TaDa, and others. However many people remain disappointed by the absence of TaDa and Sammie Starr, and the apparent mistreatment of some of the local artists. During a telephone interview yesterday, Sammie Star expressed his frustration with what he calls “the usual mistreatment of local artists.” Sammie explained: “I didn’t perform because the promoters did not hold up their end of the agreement, and did not pay me or my band.” He said many of his fans were pretty angry and disappointed, forcing him to send numerous apology messages on his face book and myspace pages, and on his internet blog explaining what really happened. When asked why the show took so long to begin, Sammie said the sound crew demanded to be paid by the promoters, which never happened until hours after the original start time. He went on to say that after the long holdup, the promoter approached some of the local acts telling them that duet o the limited time left in the s how, they would have to be cut. Although two local artists Jah Doctrine and I-Rate were able to perform, they were only allowed to perform one song. Sammie said during their performances the sound crew wasd oing microphone checks, which for him added insult to injury showing that the promoters “had no kind of respect for them.” “Sure they’re the ones who are going to be putting us on this platform to do what we do, but that is not a reason to disrespect local artists,” Sammie said. He said that in the future Bahamians need to demand more from these promoters, forcing them to follow through with their promises, “because their behaviour is becoming a pattern.” Sammie added: “At the end of the day the promoters do a good job in providing a platform for local artists, but they need to begin to respect us.” Promoter Ali Cole from the Lion King promotions could not be reached for comments up to press time, however a related publicist said that compared to other promoters, Mr Cole does more than what is officially required in featuring local artists. The publicist explained that the law requires at least one Bahamian artist to be featured in such events, however Mr Cole in all of his music projects makes certain to involve several artists. Apart from the apparent debate surrounding this concert, one group which has benefited is the Children Emergency Hostel, which will receive part of the proceeds from the event. REGGAE ALL STARSCONCERT Mixed reviews on LOCAL reggae artist I-Rate performs before hundreds of locals at reggae alls tars concert. “THEY cant let me down” Warrior King performs one ofm any hits kicking off the reggae all starsp erformance. J AH D octrine from f reeport was the second bahamian artist to per formed his new hit single “nuff gal”. HEADLINER Sizzla Kalonji closing the show with a crowd rock ing performance. PROPHET Capelton entered the stage full of energy per forming his popular hit “that day will come”. F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f

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C M Y K C M Y K ARTS PAGE 10B, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009 THE TRIBUNE dios that had a variety of artisans participating. K Smith Studio is primarily a private art studio and art education centre where the philosophy is that art is process rather than a product. The courtyard was transformed into an outdoor working studio environment in which patrons interacted with artists as they worked on individual pieces. Kim Riedel, a jewelry designer, was one of the artists at K Smith Studio. A former architecture student, she has developed her love of working with metal. Ms Riedel has been making jewelry for about 12 years and became fulltime into her craft about five years ago. After returning to the Bahamas, Ms Riedel began metalsmithing and is a selftaught jewelry artist. Ms Riedel’s trademark has become her signature hammering technique and she uses sterling silver, copper and gold to create one of a kind pieces. The added use of semi-precious stones creates unusual combinations and unexpected forms. “I use metal smith tools to make my designs and I can gold plate sterling silver. My main tools are a variety of hammers. I use a saw to cut the metal, a series of files and other machines to shape the metal,” Ms Riedel explained. Ms Riedel said she draws her inspiration for her pieces from a lot of different sourceseven architecture. “A lot of the inspiration comes from old cultures as well as marine life. I used some of the components thatI was familiar with in the construction industry and architecture and brought that into my jewelry,” Ms Riedel said. Another stop along the tour was at the almost 100 year old Pink’Un Cottage. This cottage is the studio of artist Neko Meicholas, writer Patricia Meicholas and the home of Guanima Press Ltd. The works of ceramic artists Jessica Colebrooke andM onika Minnis was also disp layed. “All of our pieces are functional pieces and we are not trying to make any statements. It is all about art for the sake of art,” Mr Meicholas said. D oongalik Studios was another gallery featured on the Transforming spaces tour. The focus of this years exhibition “Nassauthe Reality of Illusion” featured the collaboration of the graffiti of Jackson Burnside and the photographs of Paulette Mortimer along with the installation of John Cox. These artists found a common means to connect the city of Nassau to each of their works. “As an architect I am fas cinated by the buildings of the city of Nassau and the many lessons we can learn from our ancestors who created them. I am however, constantly challenged by the task of developing a way to impart these valuable lessons to the community. I now am asking the questions ‘what is the state of our city? Is it in distress? Is it dying? How can we revive and save it? As an artist, I see that glimmer of salvation through the power of art,” Mr Burnside said. Ms Mortimer, owner of Third Eye art work and collectibles, said she has always been intrigued, along with some of her customers as to why so many of the historical buildings in the country are going to ruins. “As a fine art photograph er, I want to ensure that a story is being told. Documenting these locations over the years has been a form of meditation for me. I only do photographs to show respect for history and an apprecia tion for architecture but I also wanted them to evoke an emotion from the viewer whether consciously or sub consciously As with all things art, everything is left to the imagination and the individual interpretation of that art. The tour gave all the participants a taste of all things ‘artsy’from jewelry, abstract tea pots, to Chinese paper making. Over all the art tour wasa great success that brought together people from all walks of life who all had one common groundthe love of art and the spaces that they live in. Transforming Spaces FROM page 12 n By LLOYD ALLEN Tribune Features Reporter l allen@tribunemedia.net EMER G IN G ar tists Dede Br o wn and Dylan Rapillard are the newest duo to have their work featured at t he Centr al Bank ar t gallery in its ongoing display of local artists. Dylan who is a self taught artist is using his w ork to identify social issues throughout his b orderline figurative and abstract oil based pieces. Growing up between Nassau and Switzerland, he has been influenced by both countries. However, he told Tribune Art that he creates most of his pieces from situations and figures he encounters locally. He is also working in the creative art industry and is excited to have his work featured. His partner Dede explained: “Dylan’s work is very satirical, in his work he wants to make his audience think about a lot of social issues surrounding women, children, and animals. “One of his images has a very sexy woman with a very starving child, and is an example of what he is trying to say.” Dede on the other hand is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, and returned home in 2006 and works at a local architect firm as an interior designer. Dede explained: “Dylan and I are both very excited and privileged to be a part of the growing art community in the Bahamas. “We hope that our artwork has some positive impact on people and to put it simple, our work is being displayed to be enjoyed, interpreted, and questioned.” Dede said they were inspired to complete this project after being asked about promoting their work by Heino Schmid who is the curator at the Central Bank. The exhibition which features more than 50 pieces was completed over the past three months, and is comprised of oil and ink pieces. Dede explained apart from this show, her work was recently featured in last year’s Central Bank competition where she won first prize in the open category. She said that apart from various art exhibits that she and Dylan have participated in, they are also strong supporters of the youth art programme at Popop Studio. The pair are hoping for a good turnout to this exhibition, and say the work really does speak for itself in telling the stories of many who can’t speak for themselves. DEDE BROWN AND DYLAN RAPILLARD HARMONY IN CONTRAST This couple’s very different styles come together beautifully in a show at the Central Bank art gallery n By ALEX MISSICK Tribune Features Reporter amissick@tribunemedia.net BAHAMIAN music, culture, fashionthese are the elements that eLIFE 242 Magazine uses to continue to take the Bahamas and the cyber world by storm featuring young artists who have changed the face of the Bahamian lifestyle landscape as we know it. On April 4, at the Uptown Lounge located on Bay Street, for $10 and $25 VIP, eLIFE 242 will host the very first unplugged musical event in the country. The event is being organised by iKonz Media , the publishers of eLife 242 Magazine, and will be the official launch of the magazine following the soft launch in November of 2008. The performers for the night will be Sammie Starr, Tada, RAPP Quelle So$aman & MDEEZ along with Ricardo Clark, Najie Dun and 21 all backed by a live band ( The Higher Level Band One of the creators of iKonz Media, Farreno Ferguson, also known as F.Dot, has been an innovator on many levels of media in the country and saw this event as just another stepping stone for the eleva tion of entertainment in the Bahamas. “We wanted to do something different for the launch that would attract people of all age categories like the magazine does, so a live event featuring the artists who have appeared in our pages was definitely a good look. It will feature the artists who have been featured and some who are future features. The event will also allow for mix and mingling amongst like minded people,” Mr Ferguson said. Mr Ferguson said what is different about UNPLUGGED is that they are doing all they can to put Bahamian artists out there. “Most people are already out there making there hundreds of thousands of dollars. The world already knows about Jay Z, the world already knows about Kerry Hilson and all these other people. While that is well and good, what we have to do is promote our culture at greater levels. For example, countries like Trinidad, that have soca music, in their country people are stars, if Machel Montano walks into a building that’s a party. So that is what we are trying to do is to build that mentality in Bahamian people that when they hear the music from Sammie Star, Sosa Man or TaDa, that they would say ‘Wow this is on par with what we would listen to anywhere else,” Mr Ferguson said. Mr Ferguson said the UNPLUGGED show is also a social event for the launch of the magazine. “The magazine is the main focus of it allgetting the stories of Bahamian culture not just music. It is all about artists, interior designers, graphic designers and all these different things. What we are trying to push is just Bahamian eLIFE 242, entertainment life 242, that is what eLIFE stands for. We are trying to push that out there for the people to see so that when we go places I want people to be asking to hear the latest Sammie Star song. The magazine comes out every month and we are celebrating the 5th edition and we want people to look forward to the next 6-7 editions so they can have the full compliment of eLIFE 242 magazines to definitely see the talent the Bahamas has to offer,” Mr Ferguson said. The inspiration behind eLIFE242, Mr Ferguson said came from a song he had heard by one of his favorite bands, Mint Condition. “They were just talking about how the world into was into eLIFE. Their eLIFE was just about electronics and how every thing is digital and how you can start rela tionships talking offline and I kind of flipped it. I have a world wide audience now and I can take music from here to the world. The Bahamian people have been accepting and we average per show 700 views and more. It shows video clips on the site Facebook and in the magazine we print 2500 a month for these first four issues. It’s printed on high quality paper and it is free. I made it free because I don’t want to give them an excuse not to read it. The magazine is a representation of the video show so it is like an extension if you read the magazine so readers can see a new level on that artist,” Mr Ferguson said. Mr Ferguson said unplugged will be an intimate live show allowing the artists to perform most of their hits songs that are already playing on the air waves. The Uptown location was chosen because of its small and intimate interior where guests can be as close as possible to the talented performers. “We in the Bahamas have some of the most talented people in the world so the point of the magazine is to expose that. I don’t want my people to get stuck in the box of culture musicyes it is beautiful, the rake and scrape and so forth but some people won’t be interested in doing that. We have to find a different way of pushing what we do and our agenda because some of the younger kids will never get into that. We have over 400 people confirmed on Facebook to come out but I expect more. We will release a live CD and DVD recording of the show, courtesy of MUSIC NEEDS LTD and MOVI Company Ltd. about three months after the show so there is no reason to miss it,” Mr Ferguson said. e Life 242: UNPLUGGED S O S A M A N A N D M D E E ZRAPP QUELLE TADA

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High: 86 Low: 74 High: 89 High: 90 High: 88 AccuWeather RealFeel AccuWeather RealFeel AccuWeather RealFeel AccuWeather RealFeel AccuWeather RealFeel Mostly sunny. High: 86 Low: 74 Low: 76 Low: 76 AccuWeather RealFeel 91F The exclusive AccuWeather RealFeel Temperatureis an index that combines the effects of temperature, wind, humidity, sunshine intensity, cloudiness, precipitation, pressure, and elevation on the human bodyeverything that effects how warm or cold a person feels. Temperatures reflect the high and the low for the day. 81F 95-84F 95-90F 104-85F 101-77F Low: 74 TODAYTONIGHTTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAY ALMANAC High .................................................. 82F/28C Low .................................................... 73F/23C Normal high ...................................... 80F/27C Normal low ........................................ 67F/20C Last year's high .................................. 83F/28C Last year's low .................................. 72F/22C As of 2 p.m. yesterday ..................................trace Year to date ..................................................2.07"Normal year to date ......................................5.17" Statistics are for Nassau through 2 p.m. yesterday Temperature Precipitation SUNANDMOON TIDESFORNASSAU First Full Last New Apr . 2 Apr . 9 Apr . 17 Apr . 24 Sunrise . . . . . . 7:01 a.m. Sunset . . . . . . . 7:26 p.m. Moonrise . . . . 11:34 a.m. Moonset . . . . 12:55 a.m. Today Thursday Friday Saturday HighHt.(ft.LowHt.(ft. 12:35 a.m.2.97:05 a.m.0.2 1:03 p.m.2.37:05 p.m.0.1 1:39 a.m.2.88:09 a.m.0.3 2:10 p.m.2.38:14 p.m.0.2 2:50 a.m.2.79:15 a.m.0.3 3:21 p.m. 2.49:26 p.m.0.2 4:00 a.m. 2.710:18 a.m.0.2 4:29 p.m. 2.5 10:36 p.m.0.1 WORLDCITIES Acapulco 88/3170/21s88/3170/21s Amsterdam57/1341/5s61/1645/7s Ankara, Turkey67/1948/8pc65/1846/7r Athens74/2360/15pc68/2055/12pc Auckland63/1748/8pc62/1650/10s Bangkok94/3478/25t92/3377/25pc Barbados84/2874/23s84/2874/23s Barcelona62/1653/11sh58/1449/9c Beijing63/1739/3s63/1743/6pc Beirut71/2164/17pc71/2163/17c Belgrade55/1249/9r64/1747/8r Berlin59/1542/5s63/1743/6s Bermuda 68/2063/17pc66/1865/18r Bogota64/1746/7r64/1747/8r Brussels59/1541/5s63/1743/6s Budapest64/1738/3pc67/1944/6pcBuenos Aires 72/2255/12pc72/2263/17t Cairo84/2860/15pc83/2860/15s Calcutta 100/3779/26pc99/3779/26s Calgar y32/019/-7sf35/121/-6c Cancun88/3172/22s90/3272/22s Caracas83/2867/19s83/2867/19pcCasablanca 66/18 48/8 s 65/1848/8s Copenhagen 52/1146/7c57/1346/7s Dublin54/1241/5s57/1343/6pcFrankfurt 63/17 39/3s64/1743/6s Geneva64/1747/8c65/1846/7t Halifax40/430/-1pc46/736/2cHavana 90/32 68/20 s90/3266/18s Helsinki37/227/-2sf39/332/0c Hong Kong 75/2364/17pc73/2270/21c Islamabad91/3261/16pc91/3261/16pc Istanbul64/1753/11r58/1449/9cJerusalem 71/2154/12pc65/1849/9pc Johannesburg 73/22 50/10t75/2353/11t Kingston 86/30 76/24s84/2875/23s Lima85/2964/17c84/2864/17c London 59/15 41/5 s63/1741/5pc Madrid64/1734/1pc68/2036/2pc Manila88/3177/25sh85/2976/24pc Mexico City84/2848/8s82/2745/7s Monterrey93/3368/20pc98/3661/16sMontreal 50/1039/3r57/1341/5pc Moscow 39/332/0sn37/228/-2sn Munich57/1329/-1c59/1535/1s Nairobi85/2958/14r85/2959/15c New Delhi96/3567/19s98/3670/21s Oslo 43/628/-2pc46/732/0c Paris 63/1743/6s64/1743/6s Prague58/1435/1s61/1638/3s Rio de Janeiro80/2669/20sh76/2468/20r Riyadh80/2655/12s73/2261/16pc Rome68/2052/11t64/1748/8sh St. Thomas 84/28 72/22s82/2774/23s San Juan82/2759/15pc90/3260/15s San Salvador91/3266/18s90/3271/21s Santiago81/2754/12pc79/2650/10pc Santo Domingo84/2870/21sh83/2868/20pc Sao Paulo75/2358/14s75/2359/15r Seoul 54/1232/0pc55/1232/0s Stockholm45/734/1pc50/1034/1pc Sydney72/2266/18r75/2368/20r T aipei 63/17 57/13r72/2267/19sh Tokyo54/1245/7r55/1243/6s Toronto48/838/3r55/1245/7pc Trinidad88/3173/22t87/3071/21sh Vancouver44/641/5c48/839/3shVienna 58/14 45/7c63/1747/8s Warsaw52/1137/2c54/1237/2s Winnipeg30/-124/-4sn37/222/-5c HighLowWHighLowW F/C F/CF/CF/C TodayThursdayW eather (W s -sunny , pc -partly cloudy , c -cloudy , sh -showers, t -thunder storms, r -rain, sf -snow flurries, sn -snow, i -ice, Prcp-precipitation, Tr -trace TODAY'SU.S. FORECAST MARINEFORECAST WINDSWAVESVISIBILITYWATER TEMPS. 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n By ALEX MISSICK Tribune Features Reporter amissick@tribunemedia.net A LTHOUGH the Bahamas is well known for its cultural and artistic elements, no t man y persons kno w wher e t o f ind the artists who are in the country or their work. The fifth annual Transforming Spaces Art Tour, which took place March 28 and 29, aimed t o help t hose Bahamians and t our ists alike interested in arts and crafts to learn more about the local scene. This year nine galleries participated and joined forces with the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas: K Smith Studio, Doongalik Studios Art Gallery, The Pink ‘Un Gallery, Post House Gallery, Popop Studios , StingraeStudio, Ladder Gallery at The New Providence Community Church (NPCC dence Art & Antiques, and The Hub. Transforming Spaces was created to foster a sense of community amongst art galleries and spaces in New Providence and across the Bahamas. The initiative was also to create an awareness of the country’s rich art offerings to the general public. The event plays a pivotal role in ensuring that visual art remains central to an experience of Bahamian culture. Dur ing the event, each space was “transformed” to feature new exhibitions and artwork by both up and coming and established Bahamian artists. Participants had an art filled day while being chauffeured by five buses to each of the venues all taking different routes to allow enough time in between without crowding the venues. Bahamas Experience Tours has always been a major sponsor of the event. K Smith Studio, along with the Place For Art, was one of the stu C M Y K C M Y K The Tribune SECTIONB I N S I D E Cooking competition held for scholarships See page eight WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009 Mixed reviews on Reggae All Stars Concert S ee page nine T r a n s f o r m i n g S P A C E S SEE page 10 A JACKSON Burnside chalk drawing at Doongalik Studios. KATERINA Kovatcheva displaying her drawings at KSmith Studios. INFRARED Photography in light boxes at Doongalik Studios. SPECTATORS viewing graffiti and photography at Doongalik Studios.

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workers set to be
laid off from business
alter police raid

A PUSH by police to crack-
down on illegal gambling is forcing
local numbers houses to lay off
employees.

A numbers house in Grand
Bahama is set to lay off more than
50 employees after police raided
the gambling establishment’s loca-
tions in Freeport yesterday.

According to sources on the
island, the gambling house has at
least five locations, including a
restaurant with three shifts of
workers who rotate. These
employees, in total over 50,
include bartenders, cooks, wait-
resses and auxiliary staff.

With most of their computers
and receipt printing machines con-
fiscated during the raids, a number
of employees have also been tak-
en into custody, sources allege.

Having been established in
Grand Bahama for several years, a
source close to the numbers house
said that these additional job loss-
es will only exacerbate an already
deteriorating situation in the coun-
try’s “second city”.

Calls to Grand Bahama police
for comment were not returned
up to press time last night.

Over the weekend, police in
Grand Bahama seized about 25
slot machines and more than
$14,000 in cash during a major
island-wide police operation.

Asst Supt Emerick Seymour
said police have been monitoring
several establishments suspected

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Prince George Wharf yester-
day afternoon.

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by Russian billionaire and
Chelsea Football Club owner
Roman Abramovich in 2002.
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Bleu to friend Eugene Shvi-
dler, another Russian bil-
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Apoise was also spotted at
the wharf. This vessel
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Ritchie, owner of Ritchie
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movement of persons
areas relating to EPA

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

AS GOVERNMENT con-
tinues its discussions with the
Caribbean Regional Negotiat-
ing Machinery over its recently
submitted services schedule as
required under the economic
partnership agreement with the
European Union, a finance
insider revealed that it is "high-
ly unlikely” that government
will consider liberalising more
areas in mode four of the agree-
ment that relates to the move-
ment of persons.

And any further opening up
of mode three — which deals
with commercial presence —
would largely depend on fur-
ther consultations with the pri-
vate sector, the source said.

"More mode 4 commitments
is highly unlikely as most coun-
tries accept that the movement
of persons is highly sensitive.
The Bahamas made a signifi-
cant number of mode 3 com-
mitments in its EPA offer,
although a number of these
were of the joint venture vari-
ety.

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AS THE shake up of the
Customs Department contin-
ues to take shape, a top Min-
istry of Finance official and
three customs officers are today
set to fill senior posts left vacant
in the department following the
retirement of older officers ear-
lier this year, The Tribune has
learned.

Glen Gomez, currently
Deputy Chief Finance Revenue
Officer in the Ministry of
Finance, is set to take one of
the top spots. He is expected
to be Deputy Controller.

It is unclear at this stage
whether Acting Comptroller of
Customs Anthony Adderley
will be confirmed in this post, or
if he too will be replaced. A
message left for him was not
returned up to press time.

Contrary to reports in The
Punch, Simon Wilson, director
of economic planning, has
denied that he will be replac-
ing Mr Adderley.

In a broad ranging restruc-
turing exercise, senior customs,
police and immigration officers
were all separately offered
retirement packages earlier this
year. Twenty-four customs offi-
cers were invited to leave the

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Global United CEO says
his company is a victim

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

AN ALLEGED scam utilised by corrupt
employees in the Customs Department has
swindled local brokerage firms out of “mil-
lions and millions” of dollars, it was claimed
yesterday.

Embattled Global United CEO Jackson
Ritchie said his company was a victim of this
practice when it was overcharged on Cus-
toms fees to the tune of “hundreds of thou-
sands of dollars” in the past few years.

These fees, he said, which were paid to
the Customs department and then claimed on a re-issued to
the brokerage firm, were never collected by Global United.

Claiming that he obviously could not know exactly how long
this scam had been going on at the Customs Department, Mr
Ritchie said he only had documentation affecting his company
going back “a few years”. With this in mind, he said, his com-
pany’s losses through this practice could easily be “millions and
millions” of dollars.

With an outstanding balance owed to the Customs Depart-
ment, Mr Ritchie said he was hoping that funds his company is
owed could be credited to their outstanding balance.

Having sunk “millions and millions” of his own money into
trying to save the company, Mr Ritchie has led a one-man
media campaign calling on government to rethink its approach
in calling in his company’s outstanding $6 million debt to the Cus-

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PRIME MINISTER and Minister of Finance Hubert Ingraham and Luis Alber-
to Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank, right,
sign technical cooperations to promote sustainable energy and to strength-
en the energy sector in the Bahamas in Medellin, Colombia yesterday.

PM calls for world leaders to resist
‘illusionary fixes’ to economic problems

m@ By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
rmissick@tribunemedia.net

GLOBAL leaders must resist the urge to turn to illusionary fixes to
the numerous economic problems assaulting the world economy,
according to Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham.

Instead strong, clear leadership is needed to withstand the extraor-
dinary uncertainty surrounding the Caribbean region, with a sharp focus
on resolving the real issues at hand, Mr Ingraham said.

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attack :

m By DENISE MAYCOCK
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Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - A man’s
hand was amputated at the
wrist by doctors at Rand
Memorial Hospital following
a violent cutlass attack in the
Fawcett Lane area.

The victim, Delano Green,
was taken to the hospital
around 10.55am Monday
with serious injuries to his
left hand, which was almost
severed by his attacker.

Asst Supt Wellbourne
Bootle said police are search-
ing for the suspect, a 39-year-
old male resident of Coral
Reef Estates, in connection
with the incident.

Mr Bootle reported that
police received information
that a man was at Rand
Memorial Hospital with his
left hand almost severed.

According to police inves-
tigations, Green was sitting
on a wall through Fawcett
Lane when a grey Dodge
Magnum vehicle pulled
up.
"The driver got out with a
cutlass in his hand and
chopped Green, who tried
blocking with his left hand.

ASP Bootle said Green
was taken to the hospital in a
private vehicle around
10.55am.

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STRATEGIC integration is
key to tackling the threats to
regional security, a senior
Bahamian police officer said.

Superintendent Gabrielle
Pratt was speaking after com-
pleting a four-day seminar enti-
tled: “Threats, Concerns and
Challenges To Western Hemi-
spheric Security” in Washing-
ton, DC.

The officer, who serves as
the police liaison officer in the
Ministry of National Security,
reported that — in addition to
terrorism and the frequently
mentioned trafficking in illegal
drugs, arms and people —
poverty was identified as a seri-
ous threat to regional security.

Supt Pratt noted that the
need for regional integration
of resources, intelligence and
even manpower and assets,
emerged as one of the strongest
ways in which western hemi-
sphere countries can answer
the cross-border threats facing
the region.

These threats were the sub-
ject of the four-day seminar,
hosted by the Inter-American
Defence College, the educa-
tional arm of the Inter-Ameri-
can Defence Board.

The seminar was led by facil-
itators from Chile and those
attending were predominantly
from Latin and Central Amer-

Superintendent Gabrielle Pratt
speaks after completing seminar

ican countries. In addition to
Supt Pratt, representatives
from 12 other Caribbean coun-
tries were present.

“We need integration and
co-operation in order to solve

the transnational issues that
confront us all,” Supt Pratt said.

She pointed out that coun-
tries working in isolation may
feel they can resolve some
problems, but what often hap-

pens is that in response to
intensified local law enforce-
ment efforts, criminals simply
relocate to areas where it is dif-
ficult for authorities from a sin-
gle country to operate effec-
tively.

“They will go to the place of
least resistance,” Supt Pratt
explained, adding that collec-
tively, regional partners can do
much more.

On the matter of poverty,
Supt Pratt explained that
because it is seen as a driving
force behind migration, it is
now being considered among
the threats to national security.

The officer said she plans to
take what she learned over the
four days in Washington and
present seminars of her own,
perhaps at the Royal Bahamas
Police College.



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THE Rotary Club of East
Nassau (RCEN) is preparing
for its 23rd annual charity golf
tournament.

Each year, through this
tournament, the RCEN raises
approximately $120,000 for
charity, of which about
$40,000 is donated to the
Scouts Association of the
Bahamas.

“The RCEN is proud to
note that this year will make
the eighth consecutive year of
our partnership. This is the
main fundraiser for the Scouts
and the proceeds provided
over the years have been used
to extensively improve the
main Adelaide camp ground,
support the scouting move-
ment in the out islands, and
train new scout leaders,
amongst other things,” the
Rotary Club said in a press
statement.

Bahamas National Trust to
celebrate 50th anniversary

THE Bahamas National
Trust is celebrating its 50th
anniversary this year.

A number of events have
been planned in celebration
of the conservation successes
of the organisation. Some are
general events designed to
inform the public of the work
of the Trust and others are
fundraisers organised to sup-
port the national park system.

“The BNT wants to invite
all Bahamians to join us as we
celebrate 50 years of conser-
vation success but also begin
to work and plan for the next
50 years.

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an heritage and provide amaz-
ing areas for education, recre-
ation and habitat for wildlife,”
the Trust said in a press state-
ment.

April 2, BNT’s AGM
Venue: Government House
Time: 6.30 pm
Guest speaker: Earl

Deveaux, Minister of the
Environment

April 25 — Feast in the Forest

A culinary extravaganza
with a Robin Hood
theme.

The event will showcase
Bahamian chefs preparing a
variety of dishes with meats,
seafood, pasta, vegetables, and
lionfish. Live entertainment,
jugglers, and magicians.

Time: 6pm — 10pm

Place: Retreat Gardens, Vil-
lage Road

Tickets: $75.00 all inclusive
price that covers drinks and
food.

April 28 - Special 50th

Anniversary Public Meeting

Guest Lecturer: Dr Carl-
ton Ray, leader of the origi-
nal Exuma expedition and
founding member of the BNT.

Time: 7pm

Venue: The Retreat, Village
Road

May 8- Music in the
Garden - An easy listening
evening under the full moon
Guest Artists: CForce -

Christy Lee, electric piano;
Christine Gangelhoff, flute,
and Chris Justillien, brass.
(light classical, jazz and show
tunes)

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: The Retreat Gar-
den , Village Road

BNT Members $20 — Gen-
eral Public $25

Proceeds in support of The
Retreat Garden

JULY 2009 — Special BNT
Photo Exhibition at the
Main Post Office

A retrospective of the past
50 years of the BNT is pre-
sented in photographs.

OCTOBER 17 - Gala Ball

BNT 50th Anniversary Ball
under the Patronage of
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham.

Venue — Sheraton Cable
Beach Resort

Tickets are $250

OCTOBER 24 -
BNT Annual Wine
and Art Festival
Gates open at 12 noon
Venue: Retreat Gardens,
Village Road
Sponsored by Bristol Wines
and Spirits and Gourmet Mar-
ket
The event features Bristol’s
new wines for the holiday sea-
son and original works
of art by over 50 Bahamian
artists.
(Special members’ night on
October 23 at the Retreat
Gardens at 6pm)

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NOVEMBER 20-22 -
BNT?’s Annual
Christmas Jollification

Annual Christmas Arts and
Crafts Festival

The Retreat Gardens will
be transformed into a winter
wonderland with_arts and
crafts on display for sale by
over 89 artisans.

Special members’ night on
November 20 at 6pm.

Gates open on Saturday and
Sunday at 11am and 12noon,
respectively

DECEMBER 5-
Festival Noel, Rand Nature
Centre in Grand Bahama

BNT Grand Bahama’s
Annual Christmas Arts and
Crafts Festival.

An elegant evening of wine
and art with a silent auction
and the popular Chef Noel
Competition

Venue: The Rand Nature
Centre

Sponsored by Bristol Wines
and Spirits, John Bull, Cool
96, Freeport Jet Wash and
Bahama Brewery

The BNT organisation was
created as a result of visionary
legislation — the Bahamas
National Trust Act, by the
Bahamas government in
1959.

The conservation move-
ment in the Bahamas was led
by local naturalists and scien-
tists from a number of major
organisations such as the US
Parks Service, Audubon and
the American Museum of
Natural History.

In a collaboration of the
government, the scientific
community and local conser-
vationists, the beginnings of
our national park system, and
an independent statutory body
to manage the areas placed
under protection, was creat-
ed and continues to grow from
strength to strength today.

The National Parks of the
Bahamas have grown from
two parks, the Exuma Cays
Land and Sea Park and the
Inagua National Park, to 25
parks that stretch from Walk-
er’s Cay in the North to
Inagua in the South.

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Warrant of arrest
issued after man fails
to appear in court

A WARRANT of arrest was
issued on Monday for a man
who allegedly robbed another
man with a piece of wood.

Leroy Smith, 23, of Old Boat
Alley was scheduled to appear
before Magistrate Susan
Sylvester in Court 11, Nassau
Street on an armed robbery
charge.

It is alleged that Smith on
March 23, while armed with a
piece of wood, robbed Anthony
Harris of $70.

Magistrate Sylvester issued a
warrant of arrest for Smith after
he failed to appear for his
arraignment.

Identity of body found on
hoat yet to he released

POLICE have still not
released the identity of the man
whose body was discovered
onboard a boat moored near
the Potters Cay dock last Tues-
day.

Calls to police officials
regarding the man’s identity
were unsuccessful up to press
time yesterday.

The man was found dead in
the cabin of the vessel wearing a
white T-shirt and underwear.

Police ruled out foul play as
there were no signs of trauma to
the body, nor any evidence on
the vessel that would have led
police to believe that the man
had been killed.

Woman claims Immigration Dept
has yet to repair damage to home

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

VIOLENT damage to a sin-
gle mother’s home by armed
immigration officers who raided
her property over a month ago
has not yet been repaired by
the Immigration Department,
she claims.

Director of Immigration Jack
Thompson and Minister of the
Immigration Department
Branville McCartney pledged
to launch a full investigation
into her claims after they were
published in The Tribune.

But more than a month after
the February 24 invasion, Violet
Hanna, 41, said the gate into
her backyard and her back door
— which she claimed officers
attacked with a maul to gain
access to her property — are

Morton Salt ‘sheltering Inagu

residents from downturn’

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

AS A decision on the future of Mor-
ton Salt’s Inagua operation looms, the
local administrator claims the island has
the salt plant to thank for uniquely shel-
tering residents from the economic down-
turn tightening its grip elsewhere.

“In my mind, everybody who wants to
work in Inagua, is working. As a matter of
fact, I would say Inagua is one of the only
islands where there’s no real recession,”
said Preston Cunningham.

Today marks the day the merger of
Morton Salt’s current parent company,
Rohm Haas with the larger Dow Chemical
company is set to be completed.

US media reports have revealed that
Dow Chemical is looking to sell off Mor-
ton Salt once this happens, as well as trim-
ming down the two merged companies by
3,500 employees.

Down in the Bahamas’ southern-most
inhabited island, residents — over 60 per
cent of whom are employed by Morton
Salt — are confident that things will con-
tinue as usual despite the impending sale
and the company’s uncertain statements
about the plant since Hurricane Ike tore
across the island in September of last year.

“Things are carrying on as usual, I don’t
think there’s great concern at this time. In
any event, people are comfortable know-
ing that the company is profitable. I don’t
think it would really have a significant
impact on the company locally,” said one
Morton Salt employee, who wished not
to be named.

“They feel like there will always be the
need for the salt. (They believe) it means
that whatever happens at the end of the



“In my mind, everybody who wants to
work in Inagua, is working. As a matter of
fact, I would say Inagua is one of the only
islands where there’s no real recession.”



Administrator Preston Cunningham

day there will in fact be a salt operation
here in Inagua,” said Mr Cunningham.

Managing Director of Morton Salt
(Bahamas), Glenn Bannister, told The
Tribune that demand for salt from Inagua
has not been impacted by the economic
downturn in the US.

As for the status of the plant post-Ike,
he said the company has spent more
than a million dollars on “temporary
repairs.”

“Temporary modular buildings are still
being used as offices and our maintenance
buildings, dock and dykes throughout the
system of crystallizers and reservoirs have
been temporarily repaired to allow us to
continue our operations to meet our
customer requirements,” said Mr Bannis-
ter.

However, the Managing Director noted
that the company has still “not yet deter-
mined the long-range future of the facili-
ty” and “anticipate(s) a decision by mid-
year 2009.”

This reflects the fact that initial expec-
tations of a rebuild decision being reached
by the end of the first quarter of this year
— March — have been adjusted in view of
the company’s impending sale.

As of March 10, Dow Chemical had

been presented with six bids for Morton
Salt, a Chicago-based company, according }

to the Chicago Tribune.

The newspaper reported that the salt i
business has been “booming” in recent i
years thanks to “wicked winters” in the }
United States hiking demand for road salt. i

As a result, Morton Salt has seen sales }

rise 47 per cent in the last two years.

Obie Ferguson, legal adviser for the }
Bahamas Industrial Manufacturing and }
Allied Workers Union (BIMAWU), the
union to which the salt workers belong, i
said the union has noticed some “incre- }
mental changes” being implemented and

proposed at the Inagua plant.

These include suggested adjustments to }
the way in which bonuses are disbursed as i
well as the arrival of company officials ;
from the United States to conduct a train- }

ing programme with Inagua employees.

“Usually when there’s a new company }
or new owner you start seeing some of }
these things coming in, but they have not }
yet communicated to union formal notice i

of sale,” said Mr Ferguson.

The labour lawyer claimed productivity ;
levels at the company “remain extremely }
high”, with the union committed to doing i
what it can to ensure the plant stays open. }

a Man injured in

still broken.

Ms Hanna and her 7-year-old
daughter Amber were alone in
their Nassau Village home
when they were wakened at
4am by a violent banging at the
front door, echoed by more offi-
cers impatiently bashing at the
back door until she let in the
group of around six armed offi-
cers in khaki uniforms, who, she
said, did not identify them-
selves.

Passports

When the Bahamian moth-
er-of-two offered to show the
intruders their passports the
officers refused to look at the
documents, and upon seeing
Amber crying and vomiting in
fright, they left the property,
Ms Hanna said.

Anglican Bishop Rev Laish
Boyd discharged from hospital

Since the raid Ms Hanna and
her daughter fell ill with pneu-
monia, for which Amber was
treated in hospital. The mother
attributes the illness to post-
traumatic stress.

And they still feel unsafe in
their home as the Immigration
Department has so far ignored
its obligation to reinstate their
security by repairing the door,
Ms Hanna said.

The investigation has so far
consisted of four officers,
including the lead officer
Dwight Beneby, taking state-
ments from Ms Hanna, and
then asking her to write anoth-
er statement in her own hand-
writing, she said.

“T don’t feel I should have to
go through all of that again
when I have told Immigration
officers already,” she added.

“Tt’s as if they are trying to
check on me, and I don’t know
what to do, my hands are tied.

“If [had the money to fix my
gate and door I would have
done it myself, but I am the sole
bread winner in my house and I
have my two kids, so I’m not
able to.



MINISTER of the Immigration Depart-
ment Branville McCartney (above)
and Director of Immigration Jack
Thompson pledged to launch a full
investigation into Violet Hanna’s
claims after they were published in
The Tribune.

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cutlass attack

A DISAGREEMENT in Pinewood
Gardens escalated into a full blown cutlass
attack on Monday, leaving one man in
hospital nursing serious injuries.

Press liaison officer Walter Evans
reported that two Sugar Apple Street men
— a 24-year-old and a 36-year-old — got
into an altercation some time after 9pm.

During the row, Mr Evans said, the
younger man was "chopped to the left
hand and left side of the face" with a cut-
lass. The victim was taken to hospital for
treatment. His condition is said to be seri-
ous.

The older man was taken in for ques-
tioning and is helping police with their
investigation.

m DRUG ARREST

Police reported that a Yellow Elder
Gardens man was taken in for questioning
in connection with the discovery more
than 20 packets of marijuana in a vehicle.

Mobile Division officers say they were
patrolling Fire Trail Road and Faith
Avenue on Monday at around 10.30am
when they spotted a grey 1996 Honda
Accord which was being driven in a sus-
picious manner.

The officers stopped the vehicle and
after a search, confiscated 25 packets of
marijuana.

m@ WEAPON FOUND

Internal Security Division officers came
across a firearm while in the Step Street,
Fox Hill area at around 11.45pm on Mon-
day.

The weapon, a .22 handgun containing
three live rounds of ammunition, was
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“That’s all I want, and they
don’t care. They did the damage
and they don’t care.

“They don’t care about a sin-
gle parent who has been trau-
matised with her daughter, they
don’t care they never called

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said.

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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR



The Tribune Limited

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



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

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt, O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,



































































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Publisher/Editor 1919-1972

Contributing Editor 1972-199]

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A. LL.B.
Publisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

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The pesky humbug of democracy

“WHY SHOULD freedom of speech and
freedom of the press be allowed? Why should a
government which is doing what it believes to be
right allow itself to be criticised? It would not t
allow opposition by lethal weapons. Ideas are
much more fatal things than guns. Why should
any man be allowed to buy a printing press and
disseminate pernicious opinion calculated to
embarrass the government?”

These were the views of Nikolai Lenin, the
revolutionary Marxist who masterminded the
Bolshevik take-over of power in Russia in 1917.
It was obviously also the sentiments of former
cabinet minister Bradley Roberts, who, in 2003,
when debating the UN Convention’s Act to
suppress terrorism, labelled The Tribune’s pub-
lisher and the official Opposition (at that time
the FNM) as “terrorists.” He considered the
publisher one of the local terrorists who is
“peculiar to our way of life.” He wanted her
included as a “terrorist” in the anti-terrorist
Act so that her newspaper could be silenced.

Mr Roberts’ thoughts also seemed to run
parallel to those of Adolf Hitler who found that
the way he had organised the German press
had “truly been a success.”

“Our law concerning the press,” Hitler boast-
ed, “is such that divergencies of opinion
between members of the government are no
longer an occasion for public exhibitions, which
are not the newspapers’ business. We’ve elimi-
nated that conception of political freedom which
holds that everybody has the right to say what-
ever comes into his head.”

However, Sir Winston Churchill believed
that “a free press is the unsleeping guardian of
every other right that free men prize, it is the
most dangerous foe of tyranny...” and given a
choice between having a newspaper or a gov-
ernment, Thomas Jefferson, the American
champion of democracy, chose the newspaper.

Of course, in a quiet moment Churchill
admitted that although “always in favour of the
free press” at times they “say quite nasty
things.” However, he accepted that this was a
pesky humbug that was the very essence of
democracy.

We shall never forget the stunned look on
the face of an earlier Chinese ambassador to the
Bahamas who could not understand why The
Tribune published articles of a columnist whose
views were not always that of the newspaper. He
almost stopped breathing when he learned that
not only did we publish, but we paid the colum-
nist for the articles. It was the most incredible

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thing he had ever heard. Obviously, to him this
thing called democracy was a very strange bird. list.
It certainly would not be tolerated in his coun-

Last week our office received a call from a
troubled bystander to a poorly organised rally
being held in Wendy’s parking lot by the Crime-
watch Committee for Shirley and Twynam
Avenue. Some of those present held home-
made placards reading, “Enough is enough” as
they protested against crime and the criminal.
The police were present.

A PLP MP was among the speakers. His
theme and the way he presented it concerned
our caller. He claimed that young people had no
respect for the Father of the Nation — Sir Lyn-
den Pindling. He blamed this disrespect on The
Tribune and its managing editor John Marquis.
Many of his listeners were upset as he “ranted
and raved” over the microphone about how
they “must get this Englishman out of this coun-
try.” Off mike he then commented within
earshot of everyone, including the police, that
not only must they get John Marquis out of the
country, but “we must burn The Tribune

This was the reason for the call. The caller
was appalled at the irresponsibility of the MP.
He felt that there was enough crime in the coun-
try, without a member of parliament — espe-
cially one who aspires to a leadership role in his
party — suggesting arson, if only in jest.

“There were a lot of young people there —
they were riding around on bicycles, but stopped
to listen. He might have been joking, but an
impressionable young mind might have been
given an idea upon which to act,” said the con-
cerned caller.

This is not the first time that we have heard
this sentiment expressed by certain members
of the Opposition party, either by a senior mem-
ber, or a hot-headed follower. Names will be
turned into the Commissioner of Police and
whether in jest or not, if anything goes wrong
these persons can expect to be interviewed.

As far as we know this is still a democracy
and arson will not destroy free speech or the
written word.

However, persons of weak intellect always
try to crush what they cannot answer, or are
ill-equipped to solve. They opt to use the delete
key to wipe it out.

When it comes to The Tribune, that is not so
easy. We suggest they step up to the plate, drop
their criminal solutions, and enter the debate.

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I had not intended for this
to become a regular exchange
of letters between Mr. Allen
and myself, but after his letter
to your paper today I feel com-
pelled to respond. I speak for
the entire board of the Bahamas
Sea Turtle Conservation group.

Mr. Allen’s letter appears to
be peppered with anger and
resentment.

I wish to make it perfectly
clear that the Bahamas Sea Tur-
tle Conservation group has two
major objectives:

1. To ensure that the sea
turtles that hatch or pass
through our waters are allowed
to live and multiply as all sea
turtles are on the threatened

2. That until such time that
sea turtles are protected, they
not be tortured and left on their
backs, no food no water for
days on end, their flippers
pierced and being taunted and
teased.

Mr. Allen is very concerned
that turtle will be removed from
the Bahamian diet. Nobody is
stopping him and others from
importing turtle meat from the
Caymans, where they are
farmed.

Nobody is stopping him or
others from starting a turtle
farm provided it is managed
under the animal laws of the
Bahamas.

We are trying to preserve the
numbers of wild turtles that pass
through our waters. Mr. Allen
says that he wants the Bahami-

EDITOR The Tribune.

I am not sure why the Tri-
bune wastes its time printing
the rubbish that politicians
talk, and particularly as you
cannot print the puzzles and
bridge page for lack of space
some days!

At least that page is men-
tally stimulating.

Do the politicians really
think we the public are com-
plete idiots and morons?
(Actually I am afraid we are in
some cases because we believe
them when they “promise”
the earth during elections and
vote them in).

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ans to be able to capture these
turtles but sustain our turtle
stocks well into the future. How
exactly does he intend to do
this?

These same turtles are pro-
tected by countries around us,
conscious people who are trying
to preserve them.

What makes us feel that we
have the right to thwart the
efforts of so many?

These animals are NOT
Bahamian animals they are
largely migratory, passing
through on their way to other
places. The turtles hatched on
our beaches leave us a travel
far afield.

He lashes out at our concern
at how the turtles are treated
once captured... I personally
believe that many Bahamians
would take offence that he is
speaking for them and saying
that it is okay to torture these
creatures.

Animals are slaughtered for
food all over the world, but
humanely. No other animal is
kept trussed up for days on end
and butchered alive.

Surely, Mr. Allen does not
believe that animal torture is
part of his and our culture.

Mr. Allen does not care
about the perception foreign-
ers have of us and our island
nation. That is very narrow-

Roberts that really got my
goat this time. Do they hon-
estly believe that we are stupid
enough to accept that neither
of them fills our “efficient,
well functioning” government
owned corporations, BTC,
BEC with political hacks.

Of course they do, but pri-
vatisation would stop that.
Come on lads and lassies —
enough is enough — have we
not got bigger problems to
sort out, caused in the main
by you know who — the
politicians — so get yourselves

Surely animal
torture is not
part of Bahamian
culture, Mr Allen

minded. We live off tourism,
therefore perception...our min-
istry of tourism is constantly
asking Bahamians to put their
best foot forward, to make a
good impression, “our sunshine
welcome” is promoted daily.

We do not endorse fois gras,
we do not endorse veal, we
know how they are raised and
as a whole we do what we can
to promote the banning of such
activities, we do not eat these
animal products. We assist the
movements to outlaw such prac-
tices.

We have received 1000’s of
responses from BAHAMIANS
who endorse the ban on killing
sea turtles.

For Mr. Allen to say that try-
ing to conserve an entire species
is silly....For him to say that try-
ing to stamp out cruelty is sil-
ly... leaves one really wonder-
ing how Mr. Allen really per-
ceives his fellow Bahamian, or if
he is just exercising his brain
and penmanship by writing con-
tentious letters in order to get a
response.

In spite of all the little innu-
endos, I would like to assure
Mr. Allen that the board of the
Bahamas Sea Turtle Conserva-
tion Group is comprised of
Bahamians, not evil foreigners
with hidden agendas!

KIM ARANHA
Co-Chairman
Bahamas Sea Turtle
Conservation Group,
Nassau,

March 31, 2009.

Get it together lads and lassies

together, use all your com-
bined talents to sort out our
problems before we sink into
the sea.

If the US economic prob-
lems do not get our tourist
industry, Obama and the EU
will get our financial industry!
Then what?

There are no fish left — per-
haps we should all be raising
goats!

PATRICK THOMSON
Nassau,
March, 2009.

Tourism Ministry website behind the times

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Has anyone been on the fanfared Ministry of Tourism web site
and seen just how behind they are with current Tourism Statistics?
If the Ministry is making decisions on 2005-2006 data no wonder
Cuba last year with five hurricanes had a 6 per cent increase and

Jamaica likewise.

Sorry guys pull the finger out and get current.

J MOORE
Nassau.
March 10, 2009.

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FOCUS ON A GOOD LIFESTYLE: The health expo.

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

FREEPORT - The Shiloh Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Church
hosted its fourth annual Grand Bahama Health Expo in partnership
with Ross University School of Medicine on Grand Bahama.

Sharon Williams, hospital administrator at Rand Memorial Hos-
pital, officially opened the health expo around noon on Sunday.

She announced that the Grand Bahama Health Services plan to
establish a health education and promotion centre in July.

Noting that many of the illnesses throughout the country are
consequences of poor lifestyle choices, Ms Williams said the centre
will provide public access to assistance for health promotion and pre-
vention initiatives. The medical students of Ross University con-
ducted free glucose and high blood pressure, eye and hearing tests,
and demonstrated a breast examination.

Natural health products and samples of vegetarian items were also
on display by Dr Elvira Higgs of the Good Lifestyle Centre in
New Providence. Michelle James, health director of the Shiloh
SDA Health Department, said the church had eight main booths
under the acronym NEWSTART to promote the importance of
“nutrition, exercise, water, sunshine, temperance, air, rest, and
trust in the divine power.”

“The health fair is something we do annually and this year we
were happy to partner with Ross University to give people a holis-
tic view to dealing with their health in general.

“We felt that it was needed in the community, especially since so
many people have been affected by the spirit of recession.

Service

Assistant Professor Lyudmyla Golub of Ross University said
that community service is very important to the students at Ross. She
said more than 20 students and three doctors participated in Sun-
day’s expo. “The students wanted to show that they care by giving
something back to this community. And I am so pleased that so
many of them participated even though some students are prepar-
ing for practical exams tomorrow,” she said.

Medical student Timothy Yu, vice-president of the Student Gov-
ernment Association, said community service and health education
are the core reasons that inspired many Ross students to pursue a
career in medicine. “This partnership with Shiloh Seventh-Day
Adventist Church is the first of many opportunities for Ross Uni-
versity School of Medicine students to strengthen the Bahamian
healthcare community,” he said.Dr Elvira Higgs said that there
are healing powers in natural plants, vegetables, and fruits.

She had samples of healthy food alternatives such as tofu salad as
a substitute for conch salad, which is very high in cholesterol.

Dr Higgs said persons who are vegetarians or are considering cut-
ting meat from their diets can eat tofu which is high in protein.

“Tt is important to eat healthy plant based foods, such as veg-
etables and fruits because they contain phytochemicals and antiox-
idants, which helps to fight free radicals and cancer up to 50 per cent,
heart disease and hypertension.”

She stressed that prevention is the key. However, she said that it
is believed that persons with heart disease, diabetes, hypertension,
and cancer can go into remission or reverse their condition by eat-
ing plant based foods.

She said that water is also important and persons should drink
eight glasses a day, which helps to flush the body and keep cells
healthy. “Dehydration is opening ground for a lot of diseases.
There are about 28 different diseases that can develop in the body
by not drinking water,” she said.

Dr Higgs also said that a little exposure to sunlight provides the
body with Vitamin D. She believes that health expos are important
because it helps to educate the community about health and heal-
ing. She encouraged residents to grow their own little vegetable gar-
dens. “Eating natural foods is the way to go right now and the
whole world right now seems to be going this way,” she said.

FOCUS ON HEALTH: Learning about good lifestyles.

Gas prices expected
to rise this summer

Drivers urged to make effort to cut energy consumption

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

GAS prices are expected to rise
this summer and drivers are
warned to make an effort to
reduce energy consumption in the
face of the global economic
downturn.

Minister of State of the Min-
istry of the Environment Phen-
ton Neymour, who has responsi-
bility for public utilities, said it is
normal for gas prices to go up in
the summer and Bahamians
should anticipate a slight increase
from the current average of $3.50
per gallon.

Rising gasoline prices are
attributed to the price of oil on
the international market, which
in turn depends on the availabil-



Phenton Neymour

ity of oil and the ability of refiner-
ies to meet demand, Mr Neymour
said.

“The price of oil in the inter-
national market may not move
significantly, but if there is a high-
er demand for production at the
refineries one would see the price
increase,” he said. “Usually that is

a trend during the summer
months, and we encourage
Bahamians to take certain eco-
nomical measures.”

Drivers can save gas by keep-
ing good driving habits, ensuring
their cars are serviced regularly,
and their car tyres are inflated to
the right pressure. Another good
way of saving gas is to avoid
speeding up and breaking fre-
quently in traffic as it uses more
gasoline than coasting at a gentle
speed. Mr Neymour also recom-
mended carpooling and complet-
ing all errands in one car jour-
ney, rather than making several
short trips, which wastes gasoline.

The minister added: “At this
particular time I am not overly-
concerned about the price of
gasoline at the pumps.

“As I stated at the end of last

year, I expected the prices to fluc-
tuate, but they are around $3.50 a
gallon now which is where they
were about three years ago.”

Charles Johnson, president of
the Bahamas Retailers Associa-
tion, said: “No one has the slight-
est idea how much they will go
up, it all depends on supply and
demand on the market.

“The Bahamas has no direct
affect on the prices, so it all
depends on the international mar-
ket.”

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THE board of directors of Port Group Lim-
ited has confirmed that Ginger Moxey has
been appointed vice president.

Her appointment comes after an interim
stint as senior director of corporate relations
and administration.

“In this executive capacity, Mrs Moxey’s
portfolio will continue to include corporate
administration, community relations, employ-
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business relations and development,” stated
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SEYMOUR of the Southern District of the
Island of New Providence, one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has
made application to the Supreme Court of
The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration
of the Real and Personal Estate of EDDISON
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1 in the Southern District of the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of the
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Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made
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Western District of the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made
application to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas, for Letters of Administration of the
Real and Personal Estate of TIMOTHY
KNOWLES late of McKanns in the Island of
Long Island, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

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will be heard by the said Court at the
expiration of 21 days from the date hereof.

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No. 2009/PRO/NPR/00172

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expiration of 14 days from the date hereof.

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Everything will change
with the sale of BTC

I: YOU work for Cable
Bahamas or the phone com-
panies, you may have a vague idea
that BTC's pending privatisation
(a process which began in 1997)
will bring some changes to the
Bahamian communications land-
scape.

Well, you would be wrong.

As a matter of fact, BT'C’s sale
will be a watershed for our media
and telecoms industries because
everything will change. And we do
mean everything — including ZNS
and Cable Bahamas. In fact,
reshaping the national communi-
cations landscape will probably go
down as Hubert Ingraham's great-
est legacy.

Until recently, like most others I
was a die-hard sceptic in this regard.
But after mingling with industry
representatives during a four-hour
consultation meeting at the British
Colonial Hilton last Friday, I sense
a climate of change similar to the
early 1990s, when the stultifying
state monopoly on broadcasting
was finally broken.

The immediate goal of the pre-
sent process is to sell a majority
stake in BTC to a private partner,
earning tens — if not hundreds —
of millions of dollars for the Trea-
sury while relieving the government
of the need to modernise our tele-
coms infrastructure.

But along with that, our entire
communications sector — both
telecoms and broadcasting — will
soon be opened up to competition
under a genuinely independent reg-
ulator, and ZNS will be trans-
formed from a hacked-out state
agency into a true public service
broadcaster.

The overall impact of this
reform will be like a tidal wave
washing over the island and sweep-
ing away the detritus and garbage
of the past. And we are not talking
pie in the sky here. Legislation will
be brought to parliament later this
month to create a new business
framework for the communications
industry for passage prior to the
Budget process.

This framework will include a
powerful Utilities Regulation &
Competition Authority (URCA);
a Utilities Appeal Tribunal (UAT)
to review the regulator's decisions

and mediate among licensees; and a
landmark Communications Act
governing telephony, internet, tele-
vision and radio services, as well as
maritime and aviation radio.

As further sectors are liberalised
(such as electricity and water sup-
ply), the plan is for the government
to enact new sector-specific laws
designating URCA as the single
unified regulator. The existing Pub-
lic Utilities Commission, which is
headed by former FNM parlia-
mentarian Anthony Rolle, will be
dissolved as soon as the new law
comes into effect.

The Tribunal — which will sit
only when there is a case to be
heard — will be headed by a judge
appointed by the Judicial Service
Commission. Other members —
appointed by the Tribunal presi-
dent — will include economists,
lawyers and land appraisers. Their
decisions can be appealed to the

courts.
Board

The all-powerful Authority will
be funded by license fees based on
a percentage of operator turnover,
and governed by a chief executive
officer under a five-member board.
Going forward, three non-execu-
tive directors will be selected by a
committee headed by the governor
of the Central Bank. These three
will choose a chairman from
amongst themselves.

However, in the first instance a
chairman will be appointed by the
prime minister for a renewable two-
year term. That chairman will then
appoint the remaining two non-
executive directors for renewable
three- and four-year terms respec-
tively.

Public officers and politicians
will not be eligible for this board.
The two executive directors will be
the CEO and a policy expert, who

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is now being recruited. Both the
Authority and the Tribunal will
come into force as soon as the new
legislation is enacted, and the inten-
tion is for the Authority to have
the same level of autonomy as the
Central Bank.

The Communications Act will
come into force when it is gazetted
or when BTC is privatised,
whichever comes first. In the mean-
time, the Authority will operate
under existing law while a new
communications sector policy is
drafted.

All of the documents outlining
this revolution are available
on the Internet (www.btcprivatisa-
tion.com), but none of it is set in
stone. The folks guiding the process
— who include experts from the
international accounting firm,
KPMG, and the British regulatory
law firm, Charles Russell — are
seeking input from industry leaders,
as well as you, dear reader.

Their consultation was launched
in December, primarily with BTC
and CBL. More recently it has
included others, such as radio sta-
tions. The meeting that Tough Call
attended last week was aimed at
putting the proposals into a live
context so that operators will be
able to assess how they will be
affected going forward. And the
consultation will soon expand to
involve the public in a big way.

In anticipation of just how far-
reaching these reforms are, KPMG
advisers say they are trying to avoid
a "big bang that will destabilize the
market." According to Gita Soren-
son, a director in KPMG’s eco-
nomic regulation group who spe-
cialises in the communications sec-
tor, "We want transparency so we
can get it right, but we do have a
compressed timetable to deal with
in order to take advantage of the
window of opportunity before the
Budget."

This was an oblique reference to

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the political pressure that the cur-
rent BTC privatisation team is
under to complete the seemingly
never-ending story of BTC's sale.
Most of the regulatory reforms now
underway flow from this planned
sell-off, and according to Simon
Townend, a partner at KPMG
Bahamas, there is still market inter-
est in BTC despite the economic
downturn.

The reforms call for an immedi-
ate switchover to the new regime.
When legislation is passed this
month, all broadcasters and tele-
coms operators will have to apply
for new licenses within 120 days,
unless they opt to continue their
existing licenses until expiry. But
the new licenses are expected to be
more attractive and wider ranging
in order to encourage a changeover.

"The new regime will regularise
everything that exists now under a
temporary framework," Sorenson
told the Hilton meeting. "But we
only want to regulate what needs to
be regulated going forward, and I
have spent the last 10 years helping
to set up regulatory regimes in small
island states, so am aware of what
the major pitfalls are. We are
putting a lot of effort into coming
up with robust solutions to all the
issues.”

In addition to operating licenses,
URCA will control spectrum (the
allocation of radio frequencies), as
well as telephone numbering and
Internet domain naming systems.
And for the first time, Bahamian
businesses will have to face com-
petition regulations, including pro-
visions dealing with anti-competi-
tive agreements, abuse of dominant
market position and merger con-
trols.

"In the UK a 25-30 per cent
market share is considered a sig-
nificant market position and sub-
ject to regulation,” Sorenson said.
"A consultation document will be
produced to look at competition
policy in general and to determine
what a significant market position
would be in the Bahamas. And
more work needs to be done on
what the appropriate remedies
would be for this. Market reviews
are complex and costly undertak-
ings, so we want to slim down this
process as much as possible."

The most obvious near-term

changes arising from this revolu-
tion will be the end of BTC’s
monopoly on mobile phones (with-
in two years) and CBL’s exclusivity
on cable television (which expires
later this year). Both companies
have their own fibre-optic networks
and are expected to aggressively
compete in each other's primary
markets as soon as they are able
to. In other words, BTC will intro-
duce cable tv and CBL will become
a phone company.

That's because the chief goal of
the reforms is to promote competi-
tion so that consumers can have
more and better choices with the
least amount of government inter-
vention. For example, broadcast-
ing licenses will no longer be a polit-
ical handout by the prime minis-
ter. That job will be one of URCA's
technical responsibilities.

And URCA will also be respon-
sible for developing and applying a
broadcasting code of practice, set-
ting standards and guidelines for
the electronic media for the first
time, along with a public complaints
process. Among other things, these
standards will seek to protect chil-
dren from harmful material, pro-
mote accuracy and fairness in news,
require distinctions between adver-
tising and news, and regulate polit-
ical broadcasting.

Broadcaster

The other big change — which
many thought might never happen
— is the designation of ZNS as a
public service broadcaster. This will
mean a wholesale revamping of the
way the station works and how it
relates to the government of the
day. When the Communications
Act comes into force, URCA will
undertake a full review of public
sector broadcasting and the future
role and funding of ZNS.

According to the consultation
documents, "the public service
broadcaster will initially be ZNS,
although it is possible for other con-
tent providers to apply to be a pub-
lic service broadcaster and there-
by receive funding. The Minister
will decide the specific obligations
of the public service broadcaster
after receiving recommendations
from URCA."

In order to obtain public fund-
ing, the new ZNS will have to pub-
lish a yearly plan for meeting the
public service broadcasting objec-
tives set by URCA.

And that plan must include key
performance indicators against
which ZNS will be measured, as
well as a realistic budget. These are
constraints that ZNS has never had
to contend with in the past.

"A paper is being drafted on
how public service broadcasting
works in other countries and public
opinion will be taken into account
in the final analysis," Sorenson said.

"The new regime will regularise
everything under a transparent
framework and make it more
accountable, which is important."

So instead of receiving annual
subsidies from the Treasury, the
public service broadcaster will be
funded by a levy set by parliament,
as well as by donations.

In Britain, for example, the BBC
is funded by a receiving set license
fee.

And years ago, this column sug-
gested a levy on cable television
subscriptions to provide indepen-
dent funding for ZNS so that it
could end its reliance on commer-
cial advertising and political subsi-
dies.

In other words, public service
broadcasting has to tread a fine line
between the "hammer of the state
and the anvil of the market". And
principally, the goal is to detach
broadcasting from vested interests
— including the government — and
address audiences as citizens rather
than consumers.

The remaking of ZNS will occur
in an environment where the tech-
nological distinctions between text,
audio and video are eroding.

Newspapers, radio and TV sta-
tions can all distribute information
over the web or a mobile phone.

Cable operators can provide
phone service, and phone compa-
nies can provide cable service.

Ladies and gentlemen, brace
yourself. We are about to enter a
crazy, mixed up world.

What do you think?

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Comberbatch, Vinteerie Cowan, Voreetis and Juliana Barr,
Venisa Thompson, Corliss Culmer, Pamela Mitchell, Vernera
Shadwell, Vanesa Small, Annishka, Bethsheba, Rebecca,
Ruth, Daniel, Darren and Lisa; nephews: Archilbald, Clement,
Anthony, Willard and Christopher Barr, Dona nd Craig
Mitchell, Franchot, Shadwell, Daniel, Hershell, Byron, Jason,
Mindell, Dune Stanton, Carlos, Matthew, Peter, Jerome,
Steve, Chuck, Delano and Craig, Ricardo Peters, Troy Bodie,
Michael, Anthony, Damian, Paul and Desveax Jr., Kirkland
Dean, Ramon McDonald, Darren Wright, Sheldon, Jahmal,
Shogi Ii, Kristekk Small; and numerous relatives including:
Wilbert and Emma Grant, Archilee, Jocum and Dr. Turia
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Rolle, Director, Mr. Basil Dean, Mr. Ken Lightbourne and
the Meteorological Department, Randol J. Fawkes, Antoinette
Weech, Mr. Lawrence Gibson, Mr. Alaric and Constance
Saunders, The Club Landor Family, Bishop Simeon and
Minister Linda Hall and the New Covenant Baptist Church
family, Mr. Charles Carter, Mr. Chris Fox, King Eric Gibson,
Laington Hilton, Percy Munnings, Derrick Burrows, Christine
Taylor, Rose Hall and many others too many to be mentioned.

Friends may pay their last respects at the Funeral Home on
Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.
and on Thursday, April 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
and at the church from 2:00 p.m. to service time.

Coaches want Carifta team’s ‘best effort’

m By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

THE 61-member team which
has been ratified to compete in
the top athletics competition in
the region — the ‘09 Carifta
Games — officially began prac-
tice sessions at the Thomas A
Robinson stadium this week.
And a group of experienced
coaches are anticipating good
performances from the athletes.

The team is diligently prepar-
ing for the 39th Annual Carifta
Track and Field Championships,
set for April 9-14 in St Lucia.

Assistant coach Dexter Bodie
said while expectations remain
high for the group of athletes,
the most pressing matter is for
the competitors to give their best
effort.

“What I expect the athletes to
do when we reach St Lucia is to
go out there, represent their
country well and represent them-
selves well. I expect them to go
out there and leave it all on the

track. Whatever they do I do not
want them to hold anything back.
Once they get out there to run
to throw or jump we want them
to be fully confident in what they
are about to do and need to do,”
he said.

“The only thing we can do now
as coaches is to fine-tune. We can
not change anything, nor do we
expect to, all we can do is fine-
tune, keep the team together so
they can gel and really interact
with each other and once we can
get them to do that and we get
everybody on one accord, then I
am quite sure that when we reach
St Lucia we will perform at our
best.”

Bodie, head coach of the
Roadrunners track club, said the
team has sufficient balance but
he was slightly disappointed in
the number of qualifiers on the
field.

“T think we have a fairly good
balance on the track. I feel as if
we fell somewhat in the field
events because normally that is
one of our strongholds when it

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comes to Carifta because when
you look at qualifiers, based on
past years the majority of straight
qualifiers most would have been
from the field events,” he said.

“This year I think we fell a lit-
tle in that area. Hopefully next
year we will get back to what we
are used to in that regard. As far
as the field is concerned I think
we have a great balance. Once
everyone is together and once we
go out there and show why they
were selected for the team then
good things can and will happen.”

While just 25 of the 61 team
members have surpassed quali-
fying standards, Bodie said he
expects veteran Carifta perform-
ers like Nemji Burnside and
Nivea Smith to lead and mentor
the younger team members to
success.

“The veterans on this team, we
really expect them to take the
bull by the horns, step up to the
plate and let the youngsters know
what it takes to be a champion
and to get to the level they are at.
Nothing is easy and nothing is
going to come easy,” he said.

“We always say we use Carifta
as a developmental meet, but to
me Carifta is far beyond a devel-
opmental meet. We have to use
our local meets as developmental
meets to get them to the next
step. It is not going to happen at
Carifta Games, at Junior Worlds

in St Lucia

or any other international meet, it
has to begin right here.”

Wendall Collie Sr, one of the
team’s four assistant coaches
along with Bodie, Antonio Saun-
ders and Sandra Laing, reiterated
that expectations are high for this
team which could be highlighted
by a strong group of quartermil-
ers.

“Right now I think we are
expecting a lot out of this team. I
think they are in shape, they are
a little more focused and I think
this team will do really well this
Carifta,” he said. “This team has
a lot of experience and we have a
balanced squad. We have a lot
of good quartermilers so we
should have a good set of 4x 4
teams in a few of the divisions.”

Bradley Cooper, the team’s
head coach, said the adjustment
to the junior national coaching
scene should be a seamless tran-
sition with the talent level of this
year’s squad.

“After watching the athletes
over the last couple of weeks and
watching their performances, the
times, the distances they have
thrown and jumped, I am very
happy to say that as far as the
Bahamas’ team is concerned, we
will go and do our best and try
not just to bring medals but try to
get the maximum performance
and personal bests out of our ath-
letes,” he said.

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“He’s an incredible sailor,” said Martinborough of his Venezuelan
rival, who he’s looking forward to going head-to-head with in Octo-

ber.

“So I was pleased with that level of competition, Knowing that I
was able to go there and come out in the top three.”

As he looks forward to the 2009 World Sunfish Championships,
scheduled for October 16-24, Martinborough said he was just delight-
ed to go to the past two championships and prove that he’s still an

international threat.

“T’m just pleased to come back Knowing that I’m still a contender
going into the worlds where we are having it in my hometown and so
it will mean a lot for me to do well at this event,” he said.

The last time the Bahamas hosted the championship was in 1988
when Martinborough gracefully took advantage of being at home and

won his historic third title.

“It’s been about two decades since we had it, but I feel good
about it coming back,” he said. “We have been racing a lot on the
local scene and the competition has been good pushing me.

“So I think by the time the world championships come in October,
we should have a very good team in the event. We should have

about 15 entries in the event.”

As the leader of the pack, Martinborough said he just wants to
make sure that he’s ready to do his part in keeping the Bahamas’
name in the forefront at the end of the championships.

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Four to be inducted into Hall of Fame

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

he Bahamas’ list of

inductees into the

International Soft-

ball Federation

(ISF) Hall of Fame
has now climbed to 11 with four
being enshrined in the Class of
2009 at Government House on
April 24.

Richard ‘the Lion-Heart’
Johnson, the talented pitcher,
Eleuthera’s Austin ‘King Snake’
Knowles, a long-time executive,
and Grand Bahama’s Candice
DeGregory-Culmer, a renowned
outfielder and Godfrey Pinder, a
women’s national coach, are the
recipients.

The historic ceremony is
scheduled to take place in the
ballroom under the patronage
of Governor General Arthur
Hanna. Don Porter, represent-
ing the ISF, is expected to per-
form the induction ceremony.

While DeGregory-Culmer will
be the second athlete and the
first female to be inducted,
Knowles will be the first merito-
rious (deserving reward or
praise) person inducted.

Johnson, the third athlete to
be inducted, is considered one
of the best pitchers to have per-
formed on the mound and Pin-
der was one of the coaches of
the women’s national team that
finished third in the world.

A number of other persons,
according to federation presi-
dent Rommel Knowles, will also
be inducted into the Bahamas
Softball Federation’s Hall of
Fame for their contribution to
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“This is a historic induction
for us,” said Knowles about the
ceremony.

“We have some very distin-
guished persons who will be
inducted during the ceremony.”

The quartet will bring the
Bahamian list of ISF inductees
to 11.

The late Leon ‘Apache’
Knowles was the first person
inducted in 1987 as a
player/coach. He was followed
by Churchill Tener-Knowles in
1991 as the first administra-

tor/organiser.
In 1997, Neko Grant was
inducted as an

administrator/organiser. He was
followed by the late Arthur ‘Old
Art’ Thompson as the first
umpire in 2001.

The Bahamas had three
inductees in 2003, inclusive of
Greg Christie as an administra-
tor; Sidney ‘Bobby Baylor’ Fer-
nander as a coach and Dudley
‘Douggie’ Smith as a player.

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“They have done so much individually for the sport.

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Hall why I was playing, believe me. I was playing for

the love of the sport and the camaraderie of the guys
that I was playing with.”

he was “awe struck” to be
included in such an elite field of
international softballers.
“They have done so much
individually for the sport. Trust
me, I’m flattered that they even
considered me to be in the Hall.
This is a milestone,” he said.
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was playing with.”

Since the age of 12, Johnson
started playing and he didn’t
stop until he was about 41. He
will celebrate his 52nd birthday
on August 4.

During his career, Johnson
was probably the most feared
and revived pitcher to play local-
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for just as long a period.

Most people will remember
the 19 innings he pitched in a 2-
1 win over New Zealand at the
1980 ISF Men’s World Champi-
onships.

He also struck out 12 and
hurled a nine-inning shutout no-
hit win over Mexico for the
bronze medal.

But Johnson quickly reminded
everybody that the day before
he pitched the 19-innings, he did
10 innings and the day prior to
that, he pitched nine innings for
a total of 36 innings in three
days.

“A lot of times, the longer I
pitched, the better I got in any
given setting,” he said.

Having hung up his gloves and
turned his attention on his bank-
ing career, Johnson said he’s
looking forward in about two to
three years to come back in
another capacity and make
another significant contribution
to the sport that he loves.

“The sport needs us to come

back, whether it as a coach or
an administrator, so I’m looking
forward to doing something
again,” he said.

One of those administrators
who left his mark behind was
Austin Knowles. He thanked the
ISF and the BSF for bestowing
the recognition on him.

“T’m very grateful for that,”
said Knowles, who spent more
than 40 years in the sport, serv-
ing as one of the founders of the
BSF and later becoming the
president from 1977-1980.

Known as the “Grand Daddy
of softball” in the Bahamas,
Knowles has sponsored many
local teams and even those who
have traveled abroad.

To show their gratitude, the
BSF began the Austin Knowles
High School Softball Tourna-
ment in 2000. The tournament is
one of the most popular ones in
the sport.

Although they could not be
reached for comments, DeGre-
gory-Culmer was the co-captain
of the women’s national team
that won the bronze at the
World Games in 1981.

She also played in two ISF
Women’s World Champi-
onships, four Central Amateur
Softball Tournaments and six
Central American and
Caribbean Softball Confedera-
tion tournaments for the
Bahamas as an outfielder.

And Pinder, who switched
from playing to coaching, was
involved in the women’s pro-
gramme for at least a decade,
including making the trip to the
World Games where the
Bahamas won the bronze. He
also coached national teams in a
number of Caribbean tourna-
ments.

A victory for sailor Donnie Martinborough

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

DONNIE Martinborough, preparing for the
39th Sunfish World Championships in Montagu
Bay in October, got back in the groove on the
international scene with a victory and third place

finish over the last two weeks.

Competing at the International Masters Cham-
pionships in Davis Island, Tampa, Florida, Mart-
inborough clinched his first victory in the champi-
onships over the weekend of March 13-16.

In Clearmount, Florida, he placed third at the
Sunfish Midwinter National & Team Racing
Championships, held March 19-22.

“Tt feels really good. I haven’t won a series in the
United States in a while, so to win the Masters

Martinborough, who has been competing since
he was 16, won the first two races in the series
and eventually held off the field of 55 interna-
tional competitors.

“T felt really comfortable in the boat and I went
on to sail the next eight races and held on for the
win. So I was excited about the masters. Conditions
were light and variable, so it really tested the con-

ditions of the sailors.”

The real estate agent, who set the pace as the
first sailor to win more than two world titles, earn-
ing his feats in 1983, 1985 and 1988, lost out to
Eduardo Cordero, who is the seven-time Sunfish
World champion.

While Martinborough competed in the masters

category, Cordero and second place finisher David

ment.

Championships is a really good feeling,” said the

49-year-old multiple world champion.

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LOCAL NEWS

Crackdown on gambling

FROM page one

of illegal gambling for some time.

Chuck’s Liquor Store, and 19-Hole Liquor Store in the Freeport area. }

He warned that police will continue to monitor businesses suspected i ) : ‘
: for Finance Zhirvargo Laing

? told The Tribune that govern-
? ment was planning to meet with
? the CRNM over the EU's com-
? ments on this country's services

: the specifics of those comments,

of illegal gambling activities.
FROM page one

agency.

Shortly after, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham stated in his first
national address for the year, that
his Government is committed to a
reform of the public service and to
instilling a “new culture of excel-
lence in the service of the Bahami-
an people...a culture which is hos-
tile to slackness and corrupt prac-
tices.”

Bahamas Public Service Union
President John Pinder said the
exercise at the government agen-
cies was a good thing as it paved
the way for younger, educated offi-
cers to move up in their respective
departments.

The maneouvres at the Depart-
ment come after allegations of cor-
ruption, and as Government takes
steps to recoup millions of dollars
in funds owed it by various busi-
nesses.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of
Finance this week issued a govern-
ment notice calling for interested
legal firms to submit expressions
of interest to provide consultancy
services in relation to Govern-

Vacant senior

programme.”

Govt ‘unlikely’

FROM page one

Search warrants were executed at six businesses, including Mega Hits } ©! the outcome of consultations

and Explorers Liquor Store in the downtown area, and 3Js Restaurant, : with the private sector," the

source said.
Last week, Minister of State

schedule.
While he declined to get into

ment’s “Customs modernisation } Mr Laing said they relate to

? whether or not the Bahamas is

The chosen firm is being asked }
to assist government in updating }
the country’s 40-year-old customs }
legislation so that it is in compli- }
ance with global best practices and }

the requirements of the Economic
Partnership Agreement and World
Trade Organisation.

to be refreshed. Our long term goal } some questions they might have
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top of that.”

prepared to offer a larger por-
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PTA hits out at Carl Bethel

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

FREEPORT - The Parents
Teachers Association at Eight Mile
Rock High School said Education
Minister Carl Bethel has let the
entire school down by only now
breaking his silence about allega-
tions of molestation.

Troy Garvey, PTA president,
said Minister Bethel has broken his
silence four months too late.

“He has dropped the ball, he has
let the people in this school down —
the children, teachers and adminis-
tration — because of his lack of
response to the problem at Eight
Mile Rock High,” said Mr Garvey
on Tuesday.

Three teachers at the school have
now been removed over concerns
of alleged molestation of students.

A male teacher has fled the coun-
try and is now being sought by
police in connection with allega-
tions of unnatural sexual inter-
course.

Police investigations are still
underway concerning a female
teacher and second male teacher.

Mr Garvey blames the Ministry
of Education for failing to take the
necessary steps to keep the Trinida-
dian teacher in the country.

“They had him signing in every
day and he was under investigation.
He should never have been able to
take his passport and leave this
country,” he said.

The Ministry of Education is now
planning to implement measures to
have all new teachers vetted by
police before they are employed in
the public school system.

Safety committees made up of
parents, students, teachers, and
administration will also be appoint-
ed in the schools.

Although Mr Garvey is pleased
that such measures are being taken
by the ministry, he said it is long
overdue and has come at the
expense of students at Eight Mile
Rock High.

He thanked members of the Un-
ty is Strength Movement, particu-
larly Rastas Daniel Moree and Jah
Shiloh, who initially brought the
matter to the PTA’s attention after
a former student confided in the
men.

“Silence gives consent and we
want to know how the minister
could remain silent on such a seri-
ous problem that was going on at
Eight Mile Rock High.

“He is just breaking his silence
yesterday when this thing has been
going on almost four months now.
He did not even come to EMR to

break his silence,” Mr Garvey said.

“All we wanted was a little word
of encouragement, ‘we hear your
cry, we feel your pain, we are deal-
ing with it,’ that is all we needed to
hear,” he said.

Sandra Taylor, vice president of
the PTA, said it is sad that some
persons at the school knew what
was going on and said nothing
about it.

She said that the PTA and its
members have been criticised for
speaking out and making the matter
public.

Despite accusations that he is
motivated by politics, Mr Garvey
stressed that the PTA is concerned
about the well being of students
and teachers and not concerned
about politics.

He claims that the problem of
sexual abuse also exists at other
schools on Grand Bahama, but peo-
ple are keeping it silent.

“T will be lending my assistance
to other schools here because per-
sons have been calling me for help.

“We have to bring closure to
these other schools as well. I under-
stand that a teacher was fired from
another school - a private school
in Freeport — for the same thing,
and it was not reported until a week
later. We must stop remaining silent
and turning a blind eye,” he said.



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appointment in Florida, was one of the first to be served by Raymond Rahming and Terry Tsavousis at the
grand opening of the new Wendy’s restaurant in the domestic lounge.

Awareness

FROM page one

bia on Monday.

Prime Minister Ingraham also outlined the per-
tinent issues that are confronting the global com-
munity, which include:

¢ Getting the economies of our world on a sound
footing for positive real growth and stability in
order to generate once again high quality and sus-
tainable employment

¢ Making genuine, equitable progress in pro-
tecting the international financial system, includ-
ing attending to those weaknesses in regions not
ordinarily regarded as presenting such challenges

¢ Mobilising capital to fund the continuing eco-
nomic growth and development needs of coun-
tries, particularly more vulnerable developing
countries and doing so in a manner that does not
inhibit long-term growth and development
prospects.

"We are facing extraordinarily difficult and
uncertain times. Most of our economies would
record negative growth, declining tourist receipts,
reduced levels of foreign direct investments,
increased fiscal deficits, escalating levels of public
sector debt and rising unemployment.

"In such times leaders must be clear in their
purpose and firm in their resolve. They must resist
the temptation to find illusionary causes for or
solutions to our global dilemma. Rather, we must
focus sharply on the real issues and address our-
selves in the most determined way to resolving
them. The fate of our people depend upon our
doing so," said the nation's chief.

Mr Ingraham acknowledged the support of the
IDB, the Inter-American Investment Corporation
and the Multilateral Investment Fund through
programmes and instruments such as the FIN-
PYME and the Liquidity Programme for Growth
Sustainability.

He also noted that due to the global financial

PM calls for world leaders
to resist ‘illusionary fixes’

downturn, middle income countries like the
Bahamas have turned to multilateral institutions
such as the IDB, adding that the Bahamas was in
support of increasing the bank’s capital.

"We view the increase in the Bank’s ordinary
capital and in particular the replenishment of the
Fund for Special Operations as vital, especially
as greater support will be needed during the cur-
rent global crisis.

"Prior to the global downturn many of us looked
to the private financial markets to fund essential
capital projects. The conditions nowadays of the
financial markets are such that countries that
would not have otherwise done so may now have
to resort to seeking funding from multilateral insti-
tutions such as the Inter-American Development
Bank. This will be especially true for middle
income countries such as my country, The
Bahamas,” he said.

"We look forward to the Bank developing a
new institutional strategy that makes effective use
of additional resources to support social safety
net programmes, poverty and inequality reduc-
tion, infrastructure investments and climate
change. Similarly we look forward to the re-eval-
uation of the Bank’s private sector policy in order
to support the region’s development and explo-
ration of other measures to help expand capital
flows to the public and private sectors of our
region. These initiatives are of special concern to
us.

"Finally, we urge the Bank to continue its role as
the institutional standard-bearer for the region
and in its determination as a key interlocutor in the
dialogue between member countries, the public
sector, the private sector, and civil society in the
region,” said Mr Ingraham.

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toms Department, which will
force the brokerage firm out of
business.

Describing the company as one
of his children, Mr Ritchie said
he is doing all he can to ensure
that it survives and still plans to
speak with the Prime Minister as
soon as he returns from his trip to
Colombia sometime today.

In his press statement and
video released to the media yes-
terday, Mr Ritchie provided doc-
umentation suggesting that his
company on a single transaction
overpaid on a shipment by more
than $55,000.

Paying Customs $66,303.94 to
clear the shipment on June 10,
2007, Global United was issued
a “miscellaneous refunds claim”
valued at $55,253.28 only 10 days
later on the same shipment. How-
ever, these funds, Mr Ritchie said,
were never received by his com-

pany.

Alleged scam

“Based on this documentation,
GUL has a credit with the
Department of Customs. Wanting
to have the issue addressed, I per-
sonally delivered several letters
to a very senior Customs officer
who promised to investigate the
matter and deal with it.

“This ain’t Shirley Street. This
is a two-way street. We paid Cus-
toms tons of money that we nev-
er collected, but we paid because
we owed them.

“To date, and to the best of my
knowledge, these refunds have
not been paid to GUL. What’s
more, we have been told that
some refunds may have in fact
been paid, but not to GUL. It has
been almost two years now and
our letters have still not been
answered,” he said.

Doing over $125 million worth
of business a year, Mr Ritchie
said GUL would annually pay the

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government anywhere from $70
and $80 million. And during this
period, Mr Ritchie said, he was
owed anywhere between $13 and
$15 million.

When asked how he could
insist that it was government that
was forcing him out of business
when the courts had ordered the
immediate payment of the out-
standing funds before any
attempts were made to reconcile
the balances, Mr Ritchie said that
during any court matter both par-
ties can still come to some form of
agreement.

Mr Ritchie also explained that
these outstanding monies are not
funds owed by his company to
government in terms of taxes, but
the balances of his trade payables
which were “abruptly” called in
by government.

“IT am a man of integrity and
my company will pay what it owes
no matter how long it takes,” Mr
Ritchie said.

“But it seems to me that, based
on the documentation in my pos-
session, that the government also
owes my company money. I look
forward to a meeting as soon as
possible in order to resolve and
settle these matters,” Mr Ritchie
said.

Calls to officials at the Customs
Department for comment were
not returned up to press time last
night.

US counterfeit notes
in Grand Bahama

FREEPORT - The police
wishes to advise the public that
recently there has been a pro-
liferation of US counterfeit cur-
rency notes in Grand Bahama.

The fake notes are of the
2004 and 2006 series and are in
denominations of $20, $50, and
$100.

Asst Supt Wellbourne Bootle
said the notes are of poor qual-
ity and should not be accepted
as legal tender.

He said members of the pub-
lic should exercise extreme cau-
tion when accepting US cur-
rency, especially in poorly lit
areas.

Persons coming in possession
of any of these notes are asked
to contact the nearest police sta-
tion or 911.


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2009

SECTION B ¢ business@tribunemedia.net



Capital frustration
for entrepreneurs

m@ By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

ACCESS to capital remains a
sore spot for small Bahamian
business owners and entrepre-
neurs, with three yesterday
expressing their frustrations that
an inability to obtain commercial
bank loans had impeded expan-
sion plans and, in one case, cost
a couple $29,000.

One small business owner,
Devito Bodie, 30, told the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce and US Embassy’s Busi-
ness Development Seminar that
he had tried unsuccessfully sev-
eral times to obtain a loan or
grant to expand his home-based
baking business, with no luck.

Mr Bodie told Tribune Busi-
ness that his obligations to his
wife, five children and the oven
inhibit his making regular
deposits into his bank account,
thus reducing his chances of
qualifying for a commercial bank
loan.

He said that should he get a
grant to expand his business, he
would be able to turn even his
waste products into revenue
earners.

Mr Bodie, who bakes and sells
coconut and pineapple tarts in
New Providence, has been doing
so successfully since 2002. “My
tarts are know from Lyford Cay
to Winton,” he said.

He began his business when
the economy took a nosedive in
2001, following the September
11 tragedy, when he was laid off
from his newly-found job at the
Ocean Club.

When Mr Bodie received a
grant from the Government-
sponsored self-starter pro-
gramme, he was able to pur-

SEE page 3B

Airport targets ‘better than’ 50% loss slash

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
Airport

a
Develop- :
Company (NAD) : N AD

aiming to slash oper- ease Fenn
ating losses at Lynden

Pindling Internation-

al Airport (LPIA) by “a little better”
than 50 per cent by the close of its 2010
financial year, its chief financial officer
told Tribune Business yesterday, despite
a 10-15 per cent decline in passenger traf-
fic for 2009 to date.

Today marks two years since NAD
took over operational/management
responsibility for LPIA, and Stewart
Steeves, who is also the company’s acting
chief executive, said that despite the
decline in passenger traffic the airport’s
cash flows were still in line with projec-
tions.

He explained that NAD was looking to
cut the airport’s operating losses by 50
per cent or better, compared to the red
ink inherited when it took over on April
1, 2007, by the end of its next financial
year on June 30, 2010.

“Three years after we took over, we
will have cut it a little better than in half,”
Mr Steeves told Tribune Business. “Look-
ing forward to next year’s plans, we'll
probably cut the operating loss in half or
better.

“That’s even on the back of declining
passenger traffic, given the current eco-
nomic situation. If not for that, we’d be
doing even better.”

Mr Steeves explained that although the
extent of the decline in traveller num-
bers passing through LPIA varied from
month to month, for 2009 year-to-date
this was between 10-15 per cent.

He added: “It’s having an impact.
We're seeing a passenger decline, depend-
ing on the month we’re in, of 10-15 per
cent year-over-year. It’s in that kind of
range.”

Yet NAD had been able to contain and
manage its costs to such an extent,
through what Mr Steeves described as

he Nassau

Shopping mall site gets
2,000 hits in 3 months

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A BAHAMIAN online shop-
ping website yesterday told Tri-
bune Business that it had
received more than 2,000 con-
sumer hits since starting opera-
tions shortly after the New Year,
with some of the 30 businesses it
hosts having closed sales with
customers as far away as Fin-
land.

Damien Humes, marketing
manager for Bahamas Virtual
Mall, said the website was
intended to provide a “show-
case” that Bahamian companies
could use for greater exposure to
an international audience,
expanding their reach and cre-
ative talents beyond this nation.

“The sky’s the limit,” Mr
Humes told Tribune Business.
“We’ve just opened to the pub-



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hosted enjoy sales as
far afield as Finland

lic at the beginning of this year,
January 3, and from that time
we’ve had 2,000 viewings so far.

“Right now, we’re boasting
that we’re the largest mall in the
Bahamas, because we have 30
businesses on line with us. The
main thing about the site is that
we can host businesses that sell
products, and businesses that can
advertise without having physi-
cal things they can sell, like
insurance and real estate.

“From the beginning, we’ve
been broadening our database
of stores. We’ve hired sales rep-
resentatives to bring in more
companies, so people have a
broader base of stores to choose
from.”

To date, Mr Humes said most
of the sales generated through
Bahamas Virtual Mall, whose
web address is
www.shopbvm.com, had been to
international customers - located
in nations ranging from Finland
to the US.

Among the businesses that
had generated the best online
sales to date, he added, were
Rolle’s Auto and Hardware and
Universal Beauty Supplies.
Bahamas Virtual Mall handled
delivery and all key aspects of a
transaction, including payments
from customers to the business-
es they hosted.

Among the businesses cur-
rently hosted by Bahamas Vir-
tual Mall are Jim Whitehead,
the Nassau Florist; Classy Kids
Boutique; Daddy’s Toy Box;
Lignum Technologies; EZ Elec-
tronics; T.N.C. Total Nutrition

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* $265m first phase financing $17m ‘oversubscribed’

* NAD adjusted to market conditions, dropping $20m second phase slice and
putting in $10m of own cash, with $1.5m per month spend reducing costs

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“more efficiency and decision-making in
how we spend money”, that the negative
impact on top-line revenues was having
no effect on cash flow/liquidity projec-
tions.

“We have managed it to the point
where we don’t see any increase in fees
beyond what we originally projected, and
are providing the cash flow projected
despite the decline in passenger traffic,”
Mr Steeves told Tribune Business.

“We can take the current decline and
produce the same cash flow before the
decline occurred, without raising rates.”

And he added: “The objective is to
generate positive operating income,
excluding the passenger facility fee. The
idea is that the passenger facility fee is a
revenue source for capital costs, and to
repay the debt.

“The idea is that the operating cash
flow, from retail and the rest, will be
increasingly sufficient to cover the oper-
ating costs, so that the passenger facility
fee can cover the capital costs. We’re cer-
tainly making great strides on that objec-
tive.”

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Mt Steeves said that while NAD would
assess every fee it levied “over time, each
in their own different way”, all charges
would “stay rate competitive, staying on
par with the average for the airports in the
Caribbean region”.

“It’s a solid goal,” he explained,
“because we'll be staying ‘on average’
with the region, but are not an average
airport.”

Mr Steeves explained that this was
because LPIA would have brand new
infrastructure compared to the Caribbean
regional airports it was benchmarked
with. The Bahamas’ main entry/exit point
was also unique, in respect to the
Caribbean, in that it enjoyed US pre-
clearance status, and was effectively three
airports in one, with those US-bound pas-
sengers joined by other international and
domestic travellers.

“That makes it more complicated, and
by virtue of that complication, more
expensive,” Mr Steeves said of LPIA.
“By staying competitive, in spite of being
a three-section airport, that’s a solid place
to be when we finish.”

Mr Steeves said the $265 million financ-
ing, which will fund the first stage con-
struction of LPIA’s $409.5 million rede-
velopment, was $17 million oversub-
scribed.

NAD had initially sought to raise $310
million in the first phase, but Mr Steeves
said the company had to adjust its plans,
and alter the amount it was seeking from
each of the three financing tranches, in
response to market conditions.

He explained that the $310 million tar-

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Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

BAHAMIANS still have
“reasons to rejoice” during eco-
nomic recession, the president
of Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) said
yesterday, during a business
development seminar at the
British Colonial Hilton yester-
day.

Gregory Bethel said reces-
sions provided a unique oppor-
tunity for business-minded peo-
ple to prepare for the upswing
that the economy will eventual-
ly take, using the down-time to
streamline their businesses.

He said business goes in
cycles, “the economy expands
and contracts”, and employers
can expect good times and diffi-
cult times.

“You use the good times to
plan for the bad times, and the
bad times to find unique oppor-
tunities,” said Mr Bethel.
“Recessions remind us that we
will be better prepared for the
next recession.”

He said Bahamian businesses
should work hard not lose one
single customer because of bad
service, and should reduce
expenses that are not absolutely
necessary. Employees should not
do anything to jeopardise their
jobs.

Mr Bethel said recessions help
to cleanse business operations
of inefficiencies that may exist
by discarding those human or
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your next customer.” Meaning
that how well you treat your cur-
rent client will determine your
success moving forward. During
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ness owner puts their best foot
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employees do the same.

Business owners must take
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NOTICE

MIN MIN & MIKE CO. LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

GOLDEN DEWDROP LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
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on the 27th day of March 2009. The Liquidator

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
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Legal Notice

NOTICE
VENUS INT’L HOLDINGS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

Bahamas.

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Bruce Raine, IPBS’s founder
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Legal Notice

NOTICE

PARAMOUNT OVERSEAS LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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NOTICE
DICKSONIA LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
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on the 27th day of March 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

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(Liquidator)

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on the 27th day of March 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

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(Liquidator)

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down to excellent and excep-
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Airport targets ‘better
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FROM page 1B

get included $20 million that was
earmarked for spending on LPI-
A’s stage two redevelopment,
ensuring that construction could
roll smoothly into that phase
while stage one was being com-
pleted.

Mr Steeves said that, given
that stage one construction costs
were pegged at just under $200
million, NAD had still raised
enough to ensure a seamless
transition from that phase into
stage two.

But rather than push for the
extra $20 million in the current
financing round, Mr Steeves said
that given market conditions,
NAD decided to wait and obtain
this later on through long-term
refinancing, rather than expand-
ing the stage one revolving cred-
it facility to accommodate it.

And while NAD had initially
sought to keep its cash resources
“out of the equation”, Mr
Steeves said that given that it
had more cash on hand than
anticipated, it committed $10
million of this to the stage one
financing.

NAD had also been spending
$1.5 million per month on
designs and other works relat-

ed to the redevelopment. Giv-
en that the financing round
closed later than expected, in
late March as opposed to
autumn 2008, Mr Steeves said
this monthly spend meant the
company did not need to raise as
much.

Initial construction tenders
had come in slightly below bud-
geted costs, Mr Steeves added,
providing another saving.
“When you put all that together,
it allowed us to pull back from
$310 million to $265 million,” he
explained. “It was not a massive
restructuring. The $265 million
was all we needed to complete
phase one, which was the objec-
tive.”

Mr Steeves told Tribune Busi-
ness that NAD sold more of the
first stage financing in the
Bahamas “than we had original-
ly planned.

“Pretty much everything was
sold to Bahamas investors or
banks operating in the
Bahamas,” Mr Steeves said.
“Not everything, but pretty
much.”

Tribune Business understands
that most of the financing was
taken up by Bahamas-based
banks.

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Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 27th day of March 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

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

Bahamas.

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(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

Bahamas.

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THE TRIBUNE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009, PAGE 3B





lm By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

SMALL businesses are at
risk during the global recession
because most do not have “deep
pockets” to carry them through
the bad times, a former finance
minister said yesterday, but sug-
gested that they not cut mar-
keting spending.

James Smith, addressing the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce and US Embassy’s Busi-

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ness Development Seminar, said
small businesses should consid-
er making short-term survival
plans in an effort survive the
economic downturn. He said the
recession was a direct result of
what was going in the US. and
contended that it will continue
into the 2010 third quarter.

Mr Smith said this being the
case, Bahamian businesses
would have no choice but to
reduce staff and implement a
hiring freeze within their com-
pany. He said those who were

most recently hired were most at
risk of being let go from a com-

pany.

Mr Smith added that during
times like these employees
should make an extra effort to
impress their employers by
putting in longer hours and
being more productive.

As an added incentive to
obtain and maintain customers,
Mr Smith suggested companies
offer inducements and pay close
attention to their competition
in the market. He cited Sub-

way’s seven-foot long sandwich
deal as such an inducement that
would possibly entice repeat
customers to continue their busi-
ness, and also attract new busi-
ness.

Mr Smith said businesses
should also focus their efforts
during this time on collecting
outstanding payments, and keep
accounts receivables low.

Mr Smith added that, as pop-
ular belief would have it, the
credit market has not dried up
and there was capital available

Small firms are urged:
Maintain marketing

to help small businesses contin-
ue to run during these difficult
economic times.

Providence Advisors’ chief
executive, Kenwood Kerr, said
businesses and individuals have
to be nimble and flexible to
adjust to changing market situ-
ations. He said an emphasis
should be placed on strength-
ening customer loyalty and
implementing a plan, if small
businesses are to expand or
emerge out of the current finan-
cial downturn.



SHOPPING, from 1B

Centre; Toddler and Baby
World; Games and Things; and
Da Basement.

Mr Humes said the Bahamas
Virtual Mall concept was devel-
oped by its chief executive,
Vaughan Burrows, and two part-
ners, Jermaine Rolle and Kent
Bazzard.

He explained that they felt
that a website that hosted
Bahamian businesses, and
enabled them to sell their prod-
ucts via e-commerce, would
allow Nassau-based companies
to expand their market reach to
the Family Islands and beyond.

Most Bahamian-owned busi-
nesses were founded on an
import base, and Mr Humes said
Bahamas Virtual Mall, by show-
casing Bahamian-made products
and creativity, could help firms -
especially small ones and start-
ups - last in business for longer
by providing them with an



export avenue.

A website hosting businesses
and their products would also
help small businesses, ‘mom and
pop’ operations and stay-at-
home mothers reach the target
market for their goods and ser-
vices.

Currently, Bahamas Virtual
Mall charges its business clients
$20 per month to showcase 100
products, and a $25 set-up fee.
However, Mr Humes said the
site was prepared to be flexible
given the current economic situ-
ation.

While Bahamas Virtual Mall
was generating only $1,000 per
month in revenues at present,
Mr Humes said this was not crit-
ical yet, given that the site’s pri-
ority was to attract companies
and products it could host.

“It’s not about getting money
from it, but telling businesses
how this exists and how they can
generate money from it,” Mr
Humes added. “The more busi-
nesses we have online, the more

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In Voluntary Liquidation




money we will get from having a
surplus of businesses and prod-
ucts in the store.

“We’re trying to get more
Bahamian businesses, the jams
and coconut creations, selling to
the international market and
showing off their creativity.

“People will start to recognise
the Bahamas as not only a place
where they feel the sun, sand
and sea, but can purchase from
talented vendors here. We have
talented vendors, but they need
to find a way to reach the
world.”

Mr Humes said Bahamas Vir-
tual Mall also hoped to inspire
the next Bahamian generation
to make full use of the technol-
ogy available to it, and was look-
ing at holding workshops to
show Bahamians there were
“other ways to make money
than working in a hotel or sell-
ing a service.

“We’re excited to open a busi-
ness like this to show Bahamians
they can make money from this;

there is another way to make
money.”

When asked whether the
absence of an Automated Clear-
ing House (ACH), and the
Bahamian commercial banking
system’s inability to settle e-com-
merce transactions purchased
with debit/credit cards, Mr
Humes said this was not a prob-
lem for Bahamas Virtual Mall
because it was working with
Bank of the Bahamas Interna-
tional to settle all credit card
transactions.

Currently, all sales by the
site’s clients, which are paid for
by credit card, and then cleared
every Thursday via cheque pay-
ment to the vendors from
Bahamas Virtual Mall.

“Let the world see we have
quality merchants,” Mr Humes
said. “We feel this could be as
big as any of the online business
communities in the US and
Europe. We just need the
Bahamian people to see the
vision.”

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NOTICE
GLOBINA MOUNTAIN INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, (No. 45 of 2000),
HILBERRY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED, is in dissolu-
tion. Totalserve Management Limited is the Liquidator and
can be contacted at 17 Gr. Xenopoulou Street 3106 Limassol,
Cyprus. All persons having claims against the above-named
company are required to send their names, addresses and par-
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NOTICE

DOUBLE SCREEN INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
VUADENS INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 22nd day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 18th day of March 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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NOTICE
QUASETTE INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 2nd day of October 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
MEADOWBROOK LANE INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 20th day of January 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

‘Reasons to rejoice’ despite recession

employment should prove themselves crucial to the success of
their company.

Mr Bethel also implored those individuals who are still
employed to keep spending money. He warned that a increase in
saving could cause the economy to further contract, leading to a
prolonged recession.

“If you have some disposable income go and spend some
money,” Mr Bethel said. “If all of us stopped spending money, the
economy would die.

“Those of you who still have a good job and who have managed
your finances well, continue borrowing and spending and giving.”

He also urged participants in the seminar, put on by the
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and US Embassy, to engage in
domestic tourism and patronise Family Island hotels and resorts.

Mr Bethel reminded the audience that no country is unaffect-
ed by the global recession, but said Bahamians should not be con-
sumed by the “doom and gloom” surrounding it.

He said Bahamians should use the recession as an opportuni-
ty to learn about the economies this country depends on for
economic prosperity, in order to learn to tap into their resources.

“Take more time to read and understand what’s happening out-
side the Bahamas,” said Mr Bethel.

TMT UC Tes

chase an industrial mixer that expanded his business greatly.
However, now he needs to expand again, but cannot find the
money to do so.

Mr Bodie argued that he has a $1 million product and no
financial backing. He added that in order to increase his business
he has taken on an employee, his “educationally challenged”
cousin, to assist him. He pays him $100 per week for opening
coconuts and sundry chores, which has further burdened his
revenue while slightly increasing his productivity.

“The problem is he doesn’t drive,” said Mr Bodie. “And what
T really need to do is increase distribution.

“T would like to stay in my kitchen and cook, but I have to pre-
pare, cook and distribute.”

Mr Bodie’s business can bring him as much as $200 per day, and
could generate much more if he had the capital to invest in a chip-
per that could “turn the mountain of coconut bark in my back
yard into mulch”.

Quinty Sears, a government employee and entrepreneur, told
Tribune Business that she and her husband lost almost $29,000
trying to start a business in Freeport.

She said their rental car business plan was turned down by the
Bahamas Development Bank (BDB) because numerous car
rental companies loans were in arrears.

Mrs Sears and her husband have since started a pressure wash-
ing company, and are saving those profits in the hope of buying
cars for the rental company.

Like Mr Bodie, they have not met with much luck in borrow-
ing money from commercial banks or the BDB, but continue to
press forward in pursuit of their business.

Legal Notice

NOTICE
TILEAN VALLEY LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 9th day of March 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
EBONIQUE
MOUNTAIN CORP.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 25th day of February 2009. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)
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Cooking for —
scholarships

@ By LLOYD ALLEN

Tribune Features Reporter

lallen@tribunemedia.net

RECENTLY a group of high school seniors took
part in a cooking competition sponsored by the
Chef Petty cooking show, the Ministry of Educa-
tion (MOE), Ministry of Tourism (MOT), the
Bahamas Hotel Association, and Keiser University.

The event which took place in
mid-March, offered the top three
competitors scholarships to the
renowned Keiser University
school of Culinary Arts.

Representative from Keiser
University Darren Durrum
explained that the top three com-
petitors would receive $5,000,
$7,500, and $10,000 scholarships
respectively.

Mr Durrum explained: “There
were alot of interesting things
that I’ve seen, like the conch
which we don’t have alot of in
Florida.”

AS THE
judges sam-
ple a stu-
dents dish,
the others
continue to
work on
their hard on
their pieces.

He said Keiser has several
campuses throughout the US but
only three that offer culinary arts.
He said he was excited to invite
these youngsters to be a part of
that experience.

Mr Durrum explained that
dozen of students submitted
recipes and the top seven were
then were chosen to take part in
the semi-finals and then the top
three went on to take part in the
final competition which was held
at the Ardastra Gardens.

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twelfth grader Deandra Rolle,
in second place was Kendrick
Rolle from CC Sweeting, and
Kristen Taylor from Central
Andros High placed third.

The event which is a first of
its kind is a step in the right
direction according to Julia Burn-
side from the culinary division
at the Ministry of Tourism.

Mrs Burnside indicated that
Tourism was invited to assist in
the event by MOE and _ they
helped in the selection of judges
for the event. Hailing from the
RIU and Wyndham were chef
Don Ingraham and Edwin John-
son.

Chef Don Ingraham is the cur-
rent president of the Bahamas
Culinary Association (BCA) and
executive chef at the RIU. Chef
Edwin Johnson is past president
of the BCA and executive chef at
the Wyndham Hotel. The two
men were also assisted by Mr
Durrum.

During the semi-finals the
chefs sampled the foods by the
students and gave critiques on
seasoning, presentation, and
overall appeal of the dishes.

From sautéed Brazilian Snap-
per, to Coco Plum Duff, these
students pulled no punches in
giving the judges all they had in
hopes of seeing their dreams
come true.

Showing up to support the stu-
dents during the semi-finals and
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18T runner up
Kentrick Rolle
from CC Sweet-
ing, was told by
judges that his
home made
coconut bread
and ground
chicken burger
had the potential
to be a restau-
rant specialty.

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12TH GRADER
Deandre Rolle is
seen working on
her masterpiece
during the semi-
finals of the
Keiser University
cooking compe-
| tition.

THIRD place
winner Kristen
Taylor poses
next to her
conch cre-
ation.














THIS golden six and
a half pound onion
came from the lush
soils of Andros
Island, making its
way into the Tribune
Features section
yesterday. The larger
than life onion had
no blemishes or
imperfections. We
wonder how many
bowls of conch sal-
ad the onion can
make. Without a
doubt the process
would be a real tear
jerker.
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009, PAGE 9B





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m@ By LLOYD ALLEN
Tribune Features
Reporter

lallen@tribunemedia.net

This past weekend was
truly a wonderland of things
to do, as several heavily
attended events took place
around town.

From Reggae Fest to Beer
Fest, to a stage performance
by Dynamite Daisy, to Trans-
forming Spaces, last week
proved that Nassau still has
plenty of soul. This weekend
seems to be headed in that
same direction starting with
an MTV style all Bahamian
music extravaganza.

4. The producers of eLIFE
242 - an all Bahamian maga-
zine and Internet entertain-
ment show, are hosting their
launch party in the form ofa
music project titled
Unplugged. Set to kick off
this Saturday at the Uptown
Lounge on Bay Street, the
show will feature an array of
local artists including TaDa,
SO$A Man, Ricardo Clarke,
Sammy Starr, MDEEZ, Rapp
Quelle, who will be backed
by the Higher Level band.
Doors are set to open at
8pm, and tickets are $10.

2. The Express Yourself
movement is hosting an
entertainment concert at the
Hub art centre on Bay Street
tonight, featuring a mixture
of local musicians, artists,
and poets. Some of the fea-
tured artists include Mani-
fest, Bagon, Belinda Pierre,
and Broken Micz. The event
which begins at 9pm, has a
cover charge of $10, and

promises to be a true expres-

sion of Bahamian artistry in
motion.

3. The works of local artists
Dede Brown and Dylan Ripil-
lard are being featured in an
art exhibition at Central Bank,
with a opening reception
planned for this Friday start-
ing at 6.30pm. This reception
is open to the public, and the
exhibit will be on display
until May 1.

4. For all Regatta lovers
there is a pre-regatta boat
cruise planned for April 11
on board the SeaWind.
Music on the vessel will be
provided by DJ Crank and
the Higher Level DJs. Sched-
uled to leave the dock at
8pm, tickets are priced at
$15, and can be purchased
at the Juke Box, Bahamas
Fast Ferries, and the Higher
Level entertainment studio
Golden Gates Number 1.

5. Resources and Entertain-
ment for Autism and Related
Challenges (REACH) is hold-
ing an autism awareness
march this Saturday, leaving
from St Barnabas Parish on
Baillou Hill Road leading to
the Marathon Mall. Organis-
ers are calling on church
groups, schools, and other
interested persons to come
out and show their support
to this cause. The event is
set to begin at 10am, and will
conclude with a live remote
by 94.9FM at the Mall.

NICOLAS
CAGE (right)
plays John
Koestler who
stumbles
upon a piece
of paper with
numbers that
foretell dis-
astrous
events.
































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

THIS past weekend, Clif-
ford Park was the place
to be as hundreds turned
out for the live perfor-
mances of a slew of reg-
gae and local artists in
the sixth annual Reggae

All Stars concert.

Setting the show in motion
was local personality and come-
dian Mr Purple, along with
Empress Jeanille who is best
known for her past Tempo show
called DownTown Islands.

As the show was scheduled to
begin at 11pm, the actual start-
ing time was nearly three hours
later which was generally not a
problem for those in attendance.

From around 10pm, there was
a sea of people who were ready
to see some of their favorite
local and Caribbean artists per-
form.

The original line up included
Jamaican sensation Sizzla
Kolanji, Capleton, Warrior King,
I-Rate, Mystro, Jah Doctrine,
Sammie Starr, TaDa, and others.

However many people remain
disappointed by the absence of
TaDa and Sammie Starr, and the
apparent mistreatment of some
of the local artists.

During a telephone interview
yesterday, Sammie Star
expressed his frustration with
what he calls “the usual mis-
treatment of local artists.”

Sammie explained: “I didn’t
perform because the promoters
did not hold up their end of the
agreement, and did not pay me

or my band.”

He said many of his fans were
pretty angry and disappointed,
forcing him to send numerous
apology messages on his face-
book and myspace pages, and on
his internet blog explaining what
really happened.

When asked why the show
took so long to begin, Sammie
said the sound crew demanded
to be paid by the promoters,
which never happened until
hours after the original start
time. He went on to say that
after the long holdup, the pro-
moter approached some of the
local acts telling them that due
to the limited time left in the
show, they would have to be cut.

Although two local artists Jah
Doctrine and I-Rate were able
to perform, they were only
allowed to perform one song.
Sammie said during their perfor-
manices the sound crew was
doing microphone checks, which
for him added insult to injury
showing that the promoters “had
no kind of respect for them.”

“Sure they’re the ones who
are going to be putting us on this
platform to do what we do, but
that is not a reason to disrespect
local artists,” Sammie said.

He said that in the future
Bahamians need to demand
more from these promoters,
forcing them to follow through
with their promises, “because
their behaviour is becoming a
pattern.”

Sammie added: “At the end of
the day the promoters do a good
job in providing a platform for
local artists, but they need to
begin to respect us.”

Promoter Ali Cole from the
Lion King promotions could not
be reached for comments up to
press time, however a related
publicist said that compared to
other promoters, Mr Cole does
more than what is officially
required in featuring local
artists.

The publicist explained that
the law requires at least one
Bahamian artist to be featured
in such events, however Mr Cole
in all of his music projects makes
certain to involve several artists.

Apart from the apparent
debate surrounding this concert,
one group which has benefited is
the Children Emergency Hostel,
which will receive part of the
proceeds from the event.

LOCAL reggae artist |-Rate performs
before hundreds of locals at reggae all
stars concert.

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ing the show with a crowd rock-
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PROPHET
Capelton
entered the
stage full of
energy per-
forming his
popular hit
Birimerly
will come”.

When lonely widower John Koestler (Cage)
examines the paper, after his son brings it home, he
stumbles upon the possibility that these numbers

‘ Kn OW IN
are the dates of man made and natural disasters. He

il | lm STARRING: Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne is initially met with scepticism, but after a horrific
: ‘ ari , plane crash occurs at the precise moment the num-
= { Ben Mendelsohn, Terry Camilleri bers predict, Koestler finds himself in a race to

- ONE of the upsides of a period of global uncer- oa the mystery before (gasp!) the numbers run
out.



a j tainty is the resurgence in doomsday angst at the oe . Se
Sons oe : are Knowing is a bit of an oddity: it starts off as an
= Everyone loves a good multiplex apocalypse &¢te. slow-burning suspense film, then descends

into conventional thriller territory before recov-
ering for a gloriously over-the-top climax.

But, even in its lulls, there is always the sense that
something major is just around the corner - and usu-
ally there is, namely some incredible catastrophic set
pieces that leave little to the imagination.

It all builds to an insane last half hour or so,
which, depending on your point of view, is either
ridiculous or thrilling. To be honest it’s a bit of
both - but you'll certainly get your money’s worth.

and, in this year alone, we’ve already had the
Watchmen threatened by mushroom-clouded may-
hem, with Terminator Salvation, The Road and
2012 all still to come.

This latest addition to the genre focuses on
numerology of sorts, after a time capsule, buried at
a school in 1959, is opened in the present day. The
capsule is full of students’ depictions of the year
2009, except for one scrap of paper containing
nothing but hundreds of scrawled numbers.




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

EMERGING artists Dede Brown
and Dylan Rapillard are the newest
duo to have their work featured at
the Central Bank art gallery in its

ongoing display of local artists.

Dylan who is a self taught artist is using his
work to identify social issues throughout his
borderline figurative and abstract oil based
pieces. Growing up between Nassau and
Switzerland, he has been influenced by both
countries. However, he told Tribune Art that he
creates most of his pieces from situations and
figures he encounters locally. He is also working
in the creative art industry and is excited to
have his work featured.

His partner Dede explained: “Dylan’s work is
very satirical, in his work he wants to make his
audience think about a lot of social issues sur-
rounding women, children, and animals.

“One of his images has a very sexy woman
with a very starving child, and is an example of
what he is trying to say.”

Dede on the other hand is a graduate of the
Savannah College of Art and Design, and
returned home in 2006 and works at a local
architect firm as an interior designer.

Dede explained: “Dylan and J are both very
excited and privileged to be a part of the grow-
ing art community in the Bahamas.

“We hope that our artwork has some positive
impact on people and to put it simple, our work
is being displayed to be enjoyed, interpreted,
and questioned.”

Dede said they were inspired to complete this
project after being asked about promoting their
work by Heino Schmid who is the curator at the
Central Bank.

The exhibition which features more than 50

This couple’s very
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pieces was completed over the past three
months, and is comprised of oil and ink pieces.

Dede explained apart from this show, her
work was recently featured in last year’s Central
Bank competition where she won first prize in
the open category.

She said that apart from various art exhibits
that she and Dylan have participated in, they
are also strong supporters of the youth art pro-
gramme at Popop Studio.

The pair are hoping for a good turnout to this
exhibition, and say the work really does speak
for itself in telling the stories of many who can’t
speak for themselves.











@ By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Features Reporter
amissick@tribunemedia.net

BAHAMIAN music, culture, fashion-
these are the elements that eLIFE 242
Magazine uses to continue to take the
Bahamas and the cyber world by storm
featuring young artists who have changed
the face of the Bahamian lifestyle land-
scape as we know it. On April 4, at the
Uptown Lounge located on Bay Street,
for $10 and $25 VIP, eLIFE 242 will host
the very first unplugged musical event in
the country.

The event is being organised by 1Konz
Media , the publishers of eLife 242 Mag-
azine, and will be the official launch of the
magazine following the soft launch in
November of 2008.

The performers for the night will be
Sammie Starr, Tada, RAPP Quelle
So$aman & MDEEZ along with Ricardo
Clark, Najie Dun and 21 all backed by a
live band ( The Higher Level Band ).

One of the creators of iKonz Media,
Farreno Ferguson, also known as F.Dot,
has been an innovator on many levels of
media in the country and saw this event as
just another stepping stone for the eleva-
tion of entertainment in the Bahamas.

“We wanted to do something different
for the launch that would attract people of
all age categories like the magazine does,
so a live event featuring the artists who
have appeared in our pages was definite-
ly a good look. It will feature the artists
who have been featured and some who
are future features. The event will also
allow for mix and mingling amongst like
minded people,” Mr Ferguson said.

Mr Ferguson said what is different
about UNPLUGGED is that they are
doing all they can to put Bahamian artists

out there.

“Most people are already out there
making there hundreds of thousands of
dollars. The world already knows about
Jay Z, the world already knows about Ker-
ry Hilson and all these other people. While
that is well and good, what we have to do
is promote our culture at greater levels.
For example, countries like Trinidad, that
have soca music, in their country people
are stars, if Machel Montano walks into a
building that’s a party. So that is what we
are trying to do is to build that mentality in
Bahamian people that when they hear the
music from Sammie Star, Sosa Man or
TaDa, that they would say “Wow this is on
par with what we would listen to anywhere
else,” Mr Ferguson said.

Mr Ferguson said the UNPLUGGED
show is also a social event for the launch of
the magazine.

“The magazine is the main focus of it
all- getting the stories of Bahamian cul-
ture not just music. It is all about artists,
interior designers, graphic designers and all
these different things. What we are trying
to push is just Bahamian eLIFE 242, enter-
tainment life 242, that is what eLIFE stands
for. We are trying to push that out there for
the people to see so that when we go places
I want people to be asking to hear the lat-
est Sammie Star song. The magazine comes
out every month and we are celebrating the
5th edition and we want people to look
forward to the next 6-7 editions so they
can have the full compliment of eLIFE
242 magazines to definitely see the talent
the Bahamas has to offer,” Mr Ferguson
said.

The inspiration behind eLIFE242, Mr
Ferguson said came from a song he had
heard by one of his favorite bands, Mint
Condition.

“They were just talking about how the

el ife242: UNPLUGGED

world into was into eLIFE. Their eLIFE
was just about electronics and how every-
thing is digital and how you can start rela-
tionships talking offline and I kind of
flipped it. I have a world wide audience
now and I can take music from here to the
world. The Bahamian people have been
accepting and we average per show 700
views and more. It shows video clips on the
site Facebook and in the magazine we print
2500 a month for these first four issues.
It’s printed on high quality paper and it is
free. I made it free because I don’t want to
give them an excuse not to read it. The
magazine is a representation of the video
show so it is like an extension if you read
the magazine so readers can see a new lev-
el on that artist,” Mr Ferguson said.

Mr Ferguson said unplugged will be an
intimate live show allowing the artists to
perform most of their hits songs that are
already playing on the air waves. The
Uptown location was chosen because of
its small and intimate interior where
guests can be as close as possible to the
talented performers.

“We in the Bahamas have some of the
most talented people in the world so the
point of the magazine is to expose that. I
don’t want my people to get stuck in the
box of culture music- yes it is beautiful,
the rake and scrape and so forth but some
people won't be interested in doing that.
We have to find a different way of push-
ing what we do and our agenda because
some of the younger kids will never get
into that. We have over 400 people con-
firmed on Facebook to come out but I
expect more. We will release a live CD
and DVD recording of the show, cour-
tesy of MUSIC NEEDS LTD and MOVI
Company Ltd. about three months after
the show so there is no reason to miss it,”
Mr Ferguson said.







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dios that had a variety of
artisans participating. K
Smith Studio is primarily a
private art studio and art
education centre where the

i philosophy is that art is
? process rather than a prod-
? uct. The courtyard was trans-
: formed into an outdoor
i working studio environment
? in which patrons interacted
i with artists as they worked
: on individual pieces.

Kim Riedel, a jewelry

: designer, was one of the
i artists at K Smith Studio. A
i former architecture student,
: she has developed her love
i of working with metal.

Ms Riedel has been mak-

ing jewelry for about 12 years
; and became fulltime into her
? craft about five years ago.

After returning to the

? Bahamas, Ms Riedel began
; metalsmithing and is a self-
i taught jewelry artist. Ms
: Riedel’s trademark has
i become her signature ham-
i mering technique and she
i uses sterling silver, copper
; and gold to create one of a
i kind pieces. The added use
: of semi-precious stones cre-
i ates unusual combinations
? and unexpected forms.

“T use metal smith tools to

i make my designs and I can
? gold plate sterling silver. My
? main tools are a variety of
? hammers. I use a saw to cut
i the metal, a series of files and
? other machines to shape the
: metal,” Ms Riedel explained.

Ms Riedel said she draws

: her inspiration for her pieces
i from a lot of different
? sources- even architecture.

“A lot of the inspiration

: comes from old cultures as
i well as marine life. I used
? some of the components that
: I was familiar with in the
i construction industry and
? architecture and brought that
? into my jewelry,” Ms Riedel
} said.

Another stop along the

? tour was at the almost 100
? year old Pink’Un Cottage.
i This cottage is the studio of
? artist Neko Meicholas, writer
? Patricia Meicholas and the
; home of Guanima Press Ltd.
: The works of ceramic artists
? Jessica Colebrooke and
: Monika Minnis was also dis-
i? played.

“All of our pieces are func-

i tional pieces and we are not
? trying to make any state-
? ments. It is all about art for
? the sake of art,” Mr Mei-
? cholas said.

Doongalik Studios was

? another gallery featured on
; the Transforming spaces
? tour. The focus of this years
? exhibition “Nassau- the
i Reality of lusion” featured
? the collaboration of the graf-
? fiti of Jackson Burnside and
i the photographs of Paulette
? Mortimer along with the
? installation of John Cox.
i These artists found a com-
? mon means to connect the
: city of Nassau to each of
} their works.

“As an architect I am fas-

? cinated by the buildings of
? the city of Nassau and the
i many lessons we can learn
? from our ancestors who cre-
? ated them. I am however,
; constantly challenged by the
? task of developing a way to
: impart these valuable lessons
i to the community. I now am
? asking the questions ‘what is
: the state of our city? Is it in
i distress? Is it dying? How
? can we revive and save it?
: As an artist, I see that glim-
i mer of salvation through the
: power of art,” Mr Burnside
i said.

Ms Mortimer, owner of

? Third Eye art work and col-
i lectibles, said she has always
? been intrigued, along with
? some of her customers as to
? why so many of the historical
? buildings in the country are
: going to ruins.

“As a fine art photograph-

? er, I want to ensure that a
i story is being told. Docu-
? menting these locations over
? the years has been a form of
} meditation for me. I only do
? photographs to show respect
: for history and an apprecia-
: tion for architecture but I
? also wanted them to evoke
? an emotion from the viewer
? whether consciously or sub
: consciously

As with all things art,

? everything is left to the imag-
? ination and the individual
i interpretation of that art.
i? The tour gave all the partici-
: pants a taste of all things ‘art-
i sy’- from jewelry, abstract tea
? pots, to Chinese paper mak-
i ing. Over all the art tour was
? a great success that brought
? together people from all
: walks of life who all had one
? common ground- the love of
? art and the spaces that they
} live in.
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009

@ By ALEX MISSICK
Tribune Features Reporter
amissick@tribunemedia.net

LTHOUGH the Bahamas is well known
r its cultural and artistic elements,
pt many persons know where to find
e artists who are in the country or
eir work. The fifth annual Transform-
our, which took place March 28

o help those Bahamians and tourists
alike interested in arts and crafts to learn more
about the local scene.

This year nine galleries participated and joined forces with the

National Art Gallery of the Bahamas: K Smith Studio, Doongalik

Studios Art Gallery, The
Pink ‘Un Gallery, Post
House Gallery, Popop Stu-
dios , StingraeStudio, Lad-
der Gallery at The New
Providence Community
Church (NPCC), New Provi-
dence Art & Antiques, and
The Hub.

Transforming Spaces was
created to foster a sense of
community amongst art gal-
leries and spaces in New
Providence and across the
Bahamas. The initiative was
also to create an awareness
of the country’s rich art
offerings to the general
public. The event plays a
pivotal role in ensuring that

. | visual art remains central
ae A F F F to an experience of
POLS Bae eee CULE 1 culture. Dur-
ing the event, each space
was “transformed” to feature new exhibitions and artwork by both
up and coming and established Bahamian artists.

Participants had an art filled day while being chauffeured by five
buses to each of the venues all taking different routes to allow
enough time in between without crowding the venues. Bahamas
Experience Tours has always been a major sponsor of the event.

K Smith Studio, along with the Place For Art, was one of the stu-

SEE page 10


PAGE 2, THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009 THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

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You were like a rare gem that radiated and permeated the hearts of many that came in contact with
you. You have left an indelible imprint in our lives, demonstrating your unselfish acts of kindness, love,
compassion, patience, wit, humour, charm, and spiritual guidance.

‘You were a loving and devoted husband to your wife Clla, a wonderful father to your children; Byron,

KETURAH FRANCINE
mie WRIGHT “
Sunrise: 9th Nov. 1949 Your legacy will remain with us aloays.

Sunset: Ist April, 2009 We the family of the late Eldridge James ‘Jimmy” Johnson would like to
express our sincere and heartfelt thanks to all our relatives, friends and

9 ° 9 neighbours for the overwhelming support we received during our period of
I ts been two y ears since y ou ve b een gone. bereavement. In particular we would like to acknowledge those persons that
made; special visitations, floral contributions, and other acts of kindness, as
. ; well as a very special thanks to those who traveled from the Family of Islands,
You were a precious gift from God above, and the United States to share in the home going service of our beloved one.

So much beauty, & PACE and love. Special acknowledgements are conveyed to Rev. T. G. Morrison and his family,

You touched our hearts in so many ways. Rev. Dr. Wilton Strachan and the Mount Moriah family, Apostle C. Clifford
; : Smith and family, Rev. Brazil McDonald and family, Rev. Dr. Kendal Stubbs

Your smile so brig ht Eyer Ol the bad days. and the Remnant Tabernacle family, The Hon. Orville T. (Tommy) Turnquest
You heard God’s whisper calling you home, M.P., Dr. Nicholas Fox, Dr. Charles Osazuwa, Dr. Gertrude Holder and family,
Pye Mrs. Deidre Young, Mr. Kermit Taylor, Staff of Demeritte’s Funeral Home,

You didn't want to go and leave us alone. and the entire family of Zion Baptist Church, East and Shirley Streets.

You loved us so much, you held on tight,
Till all the strength was gone and you could no longer fight. We love you and we pray God’s blessings upon you.
He had called your name twice before, The Family

You knew you couldn't make him wait anymore.
So you gave your hand to God and slowly drifted away,
Knowing that with our love we will be together again some day.

Lovingly missed by husband, Frederick; children, Charice Grace
and Koji Wright; step children, Theresa Miller and Bernadette
Sweeting; grandchildren, Chenyr Chara, Cyrion, Kamul, Ptah,
Steven and Sia; sisters, Suenetta, Rhonda, Emily, Gaylene and
Patricia; brothers, Arnold and John; son-in-law, Herman Grace;
daughter-in-law, Rhonda Wright; and a host of other relatives and
friends, especially officers and members of Cathedral of Praise
Church of God.


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US

for the late ae

PETER
NICHOLAS
KNOWLES, 32

of Nassau East, Nassau, The
Bahamas will be held at New
Providence Community
Church, Blake Road, Nassau
on Sunday, 5th April, 2009 at
3:00p.m.

Matthew Sweeting will officiate.

Peter was predeceased by his son, Nicholas Antonio
Knowles and is survived by his wife, Ludy Yanol Knowles,
his parents, Peter Paul and Leovigilda (Leah) Knowles, his
son, Peter Lehkem Knowles, his daughter, Alia Saunders
Knowles, his grandmother, Antonia Vera Malpartida, his
brothers, Angelo and Lincoln Knowles and Brandon Szany,
his sister, Monica Knowles, his uncles, Mitchell, Samuel,
David and Gerard Knowles, Frederick Lowe and Richard
Affolter, Juan, Favio and Mauricio Sr. Vera of Peru and
Mario Zavala of Peru, Miguel Vera of Venezuela, Nicholas
Vera of Canada, Luis Sr., Leonidas and Marcos Vera of
U.S.A., and Leopoldo Vera of Spain, his aunts, Laverne
Knowles, Roseann Affolter, Maria Campagna, Audrey
Lowe, Peggy Knowles, Elvira Lowe, Lucia Vera of Peru,
Teresa Callata of Peru and Demetria Zavala of Peru, Martha
Vera of Venezuela, Bertha and Sara Vera of Canada, Gladys
Vera of U.S.A. and Maricelli Vera of Spain, brothers-in-
law, Philip McPhee and Guillermo Gomez, sisters-in-law,
Letitia Knowles, Sabrina Szany and Lenith Mateus, nieces,
Amora and Angel Knowles, nephew, Judah McPhee
Knowles and many other loved nieces, nephews, cousins
relatives and close friends.

Peter will be loved and missed by all. May his soul rest in
peace.

IN CELEBRATION OF PETER'S LOVE OF LIFE,
PLEASE DRESS IN RED, GREEN, YELLOW OR
WHITE.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made
to his childrens Educational Fund at Royal Bank of Canada
account # 05565-1390129.

Arrangements by Kemp's Funeral Home Limited.



THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009, PAGE 3

Mr. Samuel Knowles Jr.
and the family of the late

MRS. VALERIE
DAVIS-KNOWLES

wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to
all those who called, visited, prayed, offered words of
comfort, sent cards, floral arrangements/wreaths, food,
drinks, or assisted in any way during Val’s illness and
her death.

Special thanks to Bishop Delton Fernander and the
members of New Destiny Baptist Cathedral, Butler’s
Funeral Home, Dr. Ricky Davis and family, Dr. Theodore
Turnquest and staff, Dr. Beverton R. Moxey, Dr.
Farquharson, Dr. Johnson, Frank Hanna and staff, Ms.
Geneva McIntosh and family, Ms. Joanne Pinder, Mrs.
Melony Woodside, SB Fashion, Mrs. Janet Farrington
and family, Mr. Phillip ‘Brave’ Davis, Mr. Alfred Sears,
staff of Woodlawn Gardens.

A very, very, special thanks to Ms. Ursula Dean for
putting everything together.

~ Ney God bless you all,~
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Vaughn O. Jones
3 MEMORIAL CENTER

“Honoring the memories of loved ones”
INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Dejason "Fire" Dareus, 58

of Bowe Avenue, Montell Heights
and formerly of St. Louis-du-Nord,
Haiti will be held on Saturday April
4, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at New Covenant
Baptist Church, East West Highway.
Officiating will be Pastor Ivan Rolle
assisted by other Ministers of the
Gospel. Interment will follow in Old
Trail Cemetery, Abundant Life Road.

Precious memories will forever linger

in the hearts of his mother, Datine

Dareus; father, Rechelia Lacroix;
children, Trained Clinical Nurse Myrtha Petit-Frere, Prison
Officer Bernish & Robert Petit-Frere; stepson: Ronald Joseph;
grandsons, Gary, Parish, Giovannie, Bernish, Jerry & Joshua;
grand daughter, Bernisha; step grandchildren, Jephte, Ferdjinna;
sister, Siltane Jean-Jacques; brother, Odilon Jean-Jacques;
commonlaw wife, Loramise Petit-Frere; daughter-in-law, Shanar
Petit-Frere; step daughter-in-law, Fernande Joseph; brother-in-
law, Edmond Petit-Frere; sister-in-law, Nativida Germain &
Sepoudi Joachin; numerous nieces including, Auxillary Nurse
Easlie Nicolas, Trained Clinical Nurse Sylvia Smith, Janette
Germain, Either Ferguson, Monique, Janet, Dewshone, Edna,
Charmine & Carol; nephews: Michael, AI Smith, Jelsaint, Wilson,
Arnold, Phillip; and a host of other relatives and friends including:
Jerry Guillaume, Danielle Penn & Family, Wendal Tiger Stuart
& Family, Sherry Butler & Family, Don Williams, Welford
Miller & Family, Anthon Johnson, Leslie St. Surin, Richard Rolle
& Family, Benton Johnson & Family, Dwiane Rolle & Family,
Eve Elizabeth Smith & Family, Elaine Gardiner, Peter Black,
Emmanuel Black & Family, James Knowles & Family, Charles
Tynes & Family, the Carey Family, Adelaide Jeffy, James Forbes
& Family, Jennifer Gladstone-Miller & Family, Arthur Dean,
the Staff of Accident & Emergency, the Staff of School Health
Service & Elizabeth Estates Clinic, Tony's Cabinet & Workshop,
Tony Joseph, Holy Family Catholic Church, The New Mission
Baptist Church, Her Majesty Prison Staff, WB Machine Shop,
New Covenant Baptist Church Family, Comfort House Ministry,
Pastor Ivan Rolle, Renald Raynard & Family, Esther Forbes and
others too numerous to mention.

Viewing will be held in the "Legacy Suite” of Vaughn O. Jones
Memorial Center, Wulff Road and Primrose Street on Friday
from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and again on Saturday from 9:00
a.m. to 12:00 noon and at the church on Saturday from 1:00 p.m.
to service time.

Wulff Road and Primrose Street,
Opposite Studio of Draperies
Telephone: 326-9800/1 © 24 Hour Emergency
434-9220/380-8077

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Cadar Crest fmeral Home

DIGNITY IN SERVICE
Robinson Road and First Street ¢ P.O.Box N-603 * Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
Telephone: 1-242-325-5168/328-1944/393-1352

Funeral Service For

Nurse Brenda Joy Small, 47

a resident of # 16 Mount Tabour
Estates and formerly of
McKenzie, Demera River,
Guyana, will be held 10:00a.m.
Saturday, April 4th 2009 at
Agape Full Gospel Baptist
Church, Golden Palm Way off
Kennedy Subdivision.
Officiating will be Overseer
Helen McPhee. Interment will
be made in Southern Cemetery,
Cowpen & Spikenard Roads.

Left with cherish memories are
her husband, Eugene Small; 3 daughters, Eugenell,
Eugenette and Brenette Small; 2 adopted daughters,
Michelle John and Blossom Bryan; 3 brothers, Randolph,
Monty and Philip Alleyne; 4 sisters, Maureen John, Hazel
Alleyne, Marilyn Williamson and Audrey Vangendrian;
9 sisters-in-law, Dolly, Greta, Carolyn and Ann Small,
Pinky, Claudette and Yvonne Williams, Marva Sealey
and Elizabeth Drew; 1 brother-in-law, Carl Small;
numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives
including, Trudell of Guyana, The Ennery Family, The
Smith family, the Thomas family, the Johnson family,
Joycelyn and family, Carolyn and family, Nurse
Duncombe & family, Nurse Symontte & family, Nurse
Pratt & family, Nurse Evans & family, Nurse Nicholas
& family, Nurse Telusma, Nurse Asana, Nurse Mcray,
Nurse Santa, Nurse Willabee, Overseer Helen Mc Phee
& family, Pastor Mavis Major, & family, the Farquharson
family, Deaconess Hamilton & family, Deacon Moss &
family, Deacon Clarke & family, Deacon Ward & family,
Deacon Grey & family, Deaconess Brown & family,
Minister Burrows & family, Minister Kemp & family,
Minister Rigby & family, Minister Johnson & family,
Elder Duncombe & family, Elder Demeritte & family,
The Agape Church family, the South Beach Community
Clinic family and others too numerous to mention.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar
Crest Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street on
Friday from 12:00 noon to 6:00p.m. and at the church
on Saturday from 9:00a.m. until service time.


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THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009, PAGE 5

Yager funeral Home Crematorium

Queen’s Highway
P.O. Box F-40288, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Tel: 352-8118 © Paging: 352-6222 #1724
Fax: 351-3301

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

Suzie Hepburn, 41

a resident of #78 Brompton :

Drive, Regency Park, :

Freeport and formerly of :

Nassau will be held on :

Saturday, April 4, 2009 at :

10:00 a.m. at Word of Life :

Ministries, Queens Highway :

in the G.B.I. Recording :

Building. Officiating will be :

Pastor Philip A. Munroe. :

Cremation will follow. :

: Henry, Norman and Calvin Cooper; two daughters:

Cherished memories are held by her husband: Reginald :
Hepburn; daughter: Destinee Hepburn; father: Albert :
: Navarro, Jeremiah Jr. III, Calvin Jr., and Dre Cooper,
: Berlina and Donatay Malone, Alexandria and Angelo
: Davis; four brothers: Rev. Havard, Alphonzo, Shervin
: and Walton Cooper; three sisters: Victoria Henfield,
: Marilee and Debra Cooper; one uncle: Walton Cooper;
: two aunts: Jessie Russell and Virgina Rolle; one son-
: in-law: Dexter Davis; four daughters-in-law: Quistal,
: Beverly, Malinda and Nensha Cooper; one brother-
: in-law: Hermis Pinder; two sisters-in-law: Doris
: Minette and Velva Cooper; 12 nephews: Dr. Havard
: Jr., Paxton, Samuel, Cornell, Alvin, Collins and
: Harrison Cooper, Samuel Archer, Warren Henfield,
: Charles, Vincent, Shervin Miller and Morgan Graham;
: 14 nieces: Andrea Pinder, Stephanie Burrows, Emil
: Symonette, Ethel, Uzaleen, Oplyn, Velyn and Colleen
: Cooper, Anna Nesbitt, Vivian, Emily, Betty Miller,
: Kim and Maureen Pinder and Karon Pinder-Johnson
‘and a host of other relatives and friends.

Timites; four brothers: Patrick, Willie and Basil Francis
and Ronaldo Bellange; one sister: Arnette Francis-
Rolle; three adopted sisters: Ruth Hyppolite, Natalya
and Andrea Munnings; three adopted brothers: Pastor
Michael Francis, Leo McKenzie, Ernest Hall; mother-
in-law: Joann Knowles; step mother-in-law Donna
Hepburn; six sisters-in-law: Valarie Wilson, Kimberly
Lowe, Bryony, Debbie, Sophia and Jael Hepburn and
Rochelle Hepburn of Florida; seven brothers-in-law:
Clinton Paul, Dencil, Trevor and Benjamin Hepburn,
Ricardo Wilson, Ellerick Lowe and Kevin Rolle and
a host of other relatives and friends including the Word
of Life Ministries International Church Family and
the Regency Park Community.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Yager
Funeral Home & Crematorium on Friday from 12:00

noon until 6:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday
from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

Jeremiah Samuel Cooper, 66

a resident of #82 Carissa Street, Freeport and formerly

of Pinder’s Point, Grand
Bahama will be held on
Saturday, April 4, 2009 at
3:00 p.m. at The Pro-
Cathedral of Christ the King,
East Atlantic Drive and
Pioneer’s Way, Freeport.
Officiating will be Rev’d
Canon Harry Bain.
Cremation will follow.

Left to cherish his memories
are his wife: Betty Cooper; four sons:Jeremiah Jr.,

Isabella Cooper Malone and Betty Davis; 12
grandchildren: Henrika, Taneisha, Zachary, Anya,

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Yager
: Funeral Home and Crematorium on Queens Highway
: on Friday from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m and on
: Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and at the
: church from 1:30 p.m. until service time.


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Tommonbrealth duneral Home

Independence Drive e Phone: 341-4055

ae
Car

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FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR

HENRIETTA HELEN

GIBSON, 71
affectionately called "Retta"

of Ocean Hole Rock Sound, Eleuthera,
will be held on Saturday 2:00 p.m. at
S.t. Anne's Catholic Church Rock Sound
Eleuthera. Father Denny Knurek assisted
by Sister Mary Miller and John
Farrington will officiate and interment
will follow in the Public Cemetery Rock
Sound, Eleuthera.

Precious memories are held by: 3

daughters: Audreymae Bethel, Angel

Neymour and Bernadette Gibson-Butler; 6 sons: Neville, Anthony, Albert,
Thomas and Teddore Symonette, and Robert Gibson II; 1 step-son: Elkin
Gibson; 1 adopted daughter: Gloria McSweeney; 1 adopted son: Reo
Ferguson; 3 sisters: Lavenia Dorsette, Adeline Armbrister and Clarissa
Collie of Freeport Grand Bahama; 26-Grandchildren: Robin, Brittany,
Gabrielle, Robert I and Danielle Gibson, Atrao Maynard, Ashton McIntosh,
Zendell, Mellisa, Leandro, Leandrell, Natasha, Pietro, Courtney, Anthony
Jr., Wendell, Romell and Tyrone Syrnonette, Melverne Mills, Latoya
Woodside, Magnola, Roderick, Malencha and Ivy Bastian, Gemmino and
Erica Knowles; 3 step grand children: Elkia, Elkin Jr and Hector Gibson;
19 great grand-children; Numerous Nieces & Nephews: Derdre Bowes
of Naples Florida, Lamar, Bradley, Nero and Joy Saunders, Margarita,
Willard, Willimena and Oliver Dorsette, Francis, Antoinette and Erasmus
Annbrister, Jessica Miller, Valencia Rose, Typhus Collie, Audrey Culmer
Clarke, Susan & Janest Culmer; 5 sisters-in-law: Gladys Saunders, Miriam
Forbes, Agnes Sweeting Kathleen Culmer and Madeline Gibson; 7 brothers-
in-law: Wilbert Collie, Eric, Ervin, Rubin, Stephen Elgin and Asa Gibson;
Family Members & Friends: Esther Rahaming & Family, Ann, Bobby
& Clifford McCoy & Family, Diane, James, Eddie Thompson and Family,
Johnny Saunders, Elizabeth McDonald of Boston, Robert Miller & Family,
The Entire Gibson Family, The Higgs Family of Habour Island, Mr. Douglas
Cleare & Family, Mr. Carl Higgs of Habour Island & Family, Ms. Audrey
Woodside, Tamekia McCartney, Dr. Sidney Smith, Nurse Dorsette, Nurse
Bianca Rolle, Mr. Bert Sawyer & Family, Mr & Mrs Theophilous Symonette,
Junior Sturrup of Texas, Virgina Delancy of Tarpum Bay, Etta & Shelia of
Habour Island, Peter Outten and Agatha Collie of Nassau, Mr & Mrs Tony
Symonette, Ms. Letha Tynes, Ramanda Bodie & Family, Mr. Buford
Symonette, Mr & Mrs Patrick Maynard, Mr & Mrs John Farrington, Mr
& Mrs. Errol Sands, Mr & Mrs Byron Leary, Pearline King, Joycelyn
Pierre, Kayla Ingraham, Gary Ingraham, Dudley Smith, Michelle Curry,
Denise Gibson Sands, Veronica (Fritzy) Saunders, Herman Saunders &
Family, Kirkwood Femander, Mr & Mrs Robert Curry, Mr & Mrs Lee of
Green Castle, Hilda Wallace of Tarpum Bay, Charlie Strachan, Avis Pyfrom,
Donovan Davis, Earnestine Brown, Anthony Leary, Janet Cates, Phylis
Kemp, Mrs. Edris Moncur, Jack Moncur, Wellington (Jack) Hilton, Nurse
Williams, Vice President of the Senate: Johnley Ferguson, The Entire
communities of Rock Sound, Tarpum Bay & Harbour Island, Eleuthera.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE CHAPEL OF
MEMORIES COMMONWEALTH FUNERAL HOME
INDEPENDENCE DRIVE on Thursday from 4:00-7:30 p.m. on Friday
from 10:00-11:30 a.m. and at the church in Rock Sound on Friday from

7:30 p.m. to service time on Saturday.

BRADLEY DELANCY
SMITH,

46 affectionately called ''Snee"'

of Williams Lane off Kemp Road, will
be held on Saturday 10:00 a.m. at The
New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist
Church, Baillou Hill Road South.
Bishop Andrew Stewart will officiate
and interment will follow in Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.

Cherished memories are held by Six
sisters: Beryl, Eleanor Smith, Sandra
Mortimer, Patsy Powell, Joan Stubbs
and Sharline Iris Adderley; Three brothers: Glen, Stephen and Detective
Corporal 321 Terrance Smith of the Royal Bahamas Police Force; Step-
mother: Nellic Smith; Nieces: Seanette, Charlene and Sharvase Smith,
Tiffany Hanchell and Aramentha, Allyson, Audrenique and Davonique
Adderley, Crystal Mortimer, Britanny, Brentisha and Brenae Stubbs, Woman
Marine Ashanti Sweeting of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force; Nephews:
Cameron, Terrance Jr., Tarran and Terrio Smith, Craig Jr., and Chrystoph
Mortimer, David and Donavan Powell, Trenton Hutcheson, Davon Adderley
Jr., and Brent Stubbs ; Aunts: Advilda Delancy, Minister Leotha Deveaux-
Curry, Esthermae Archer, Irish Dean, Edith (Val) Lockhart, Avis Outten,
Beryl Rolle, Sharon Deal and Ella Delancy of Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera;
Uncles: Rev. Alfred Delancy of Waterford Eleuthera, Ednal and Elvin
Smith Sr., Donald and Floyd Deveaux of Green Castle Eleuthera; Grand
nephew: Trevor Forbes Jr.; Grand-aunt: Victoria Smith; Sisters and
Brothers-in-law: Woman Corporal 2046 Denise Smith of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force, Craig Mortimer Sr., Brent Stubbs and Davon
Adderley Sr.; Cousins: Felix and Mavis Delancy, Anthony and Linda
Delancy, Patrick and Christine Delancy, Edmund, Agatha and Wanda
Delancy, Daphne and Bruce Richards, Kevin and Thelma Ferguson, Kendal
and Pam Ferguson, Brian and Eltha Ferguson, Sargeant 1723 Desiree
Ferguson R.B. Police Force, Marcio Ferguson, Nadine Ferguson-Davis
and Roberto Davis, Gary Delancy, Terry Gardiner, Pam Williams, Valarie,
Perry and Anna McDonald, Handa, Judy, Thomas, Edgar, Emmit Theophilus
and Aaron Sands, Percy Sweeting, Jennifer, Melanie, Marsha, Freddie,
Frankie, James, Sidney, Danny, Robert, Henry, Terry, Steven, Ann, Cheryl
and Valerie Delancy and Joyce Wallace. Other relatives including: Rev.
Sidney Brown, Emest and Emestine Butler, Jacqueline Sturrup, Jacqueline
Brice, Rudolph Ferguson, Bentley Brown, Gladys Whymms, Rose Jones,
Vera Humes, Crystal Butler, Maxine Strachan, Allen Brown & Fedora
Smith of Waterford, Eleuthera, Lucile Adderley & family, Kemp Road
community, Scotia Bank Family, Colin Hanchell & family, Mackey and
Whylly families of Waterford Eleuthera, Trevor Forbes Sr., Kathline Allen
& family, William Morris & family, the Evans family, and other friends
& relatives to numerous to mention.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE CHAPEL OF
MEMORIES COMMONWEALTH FUNERAL HOME
INDEPENDENCE DRIVE on Friday from 10:00-7:00 p.m. and at the
church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to service time.


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THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009, PAGE 7

_vommoniedlth Muneral Home

Independence Drive ¢ Phone: 341-4055

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR

Baby
MARILYN MARIAH
FAITH VILSAINT,
13 days

at The Chapel Of Memories

and interment will follow in the

Spikenard Roads.

Harbour, Abaco; One brother: Alexander Aly Grand-parents:
Delon Vilsaint and Christine Francois; Aunts: Nancy, Stephanie,
Junie, Shirley, Lisa, Elvena, Crystal and Dulcie;
Uncles: Darby, Rodney, Obenson, Jason and Ronald; Cousins:

Yvonne, Keva, Ericka and Wilfred.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at
COMMONWEALTH

ROBERT HILTON
GIBSON SR., 66
affectionately called
"Big Eleuthera"

of Wemyss Bight, Eleuthera, will |
be held on Saturday 10:30 a.m. at | Island & Bullard's

Mary Star Of The Sea Catholic :
Church Wemyss Bight Eleuthera. :

Father Denny Knurek, assisted by :

Sister Mary and John Farrington ' Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE CHAPEL

sillofficiate and interment will | OF MEMORIES COMMONWEALTH FUNERAL HOME

follow in the Public Cemetery Wemyss Bight, Eleuthera. INDEPENDENCE DRIVE on Thursday from 4:00-7:30 p.m.

‘ on Friday from 10:00-12:00 noon and at the church in Wemyss

Left to mourn his passing are:3-Sons: Elkin, Roscoe Gibson & Bight on Friday from 7:30 p.m. to service time on Saturday.

Robert Gibson Jr.; 1-Daughter: Bernadette Gibson-Butler; 2-

Step-daughters: Adureymae Bethel & Angel Neymour; 6-Step-
: sons: Neville, Anthony, Albert, Thomas & Theodore Symonette
‘ & Roscoe Thompson; 5-Sisters: Naomi Symonette, Kathleen
: Culmer, Madeline Gibson, Miriam Forbes & Agnes Sweeting;
: 6-Brothers: Eric, Ervin, Rubin, Asa, Stephen & Elgin Gibson;
‘+ 10-Grand children: Robin, Brittany, Robert III, Danielle,
; ‘ Gabrielle, Elkin Jr, Elkia & Hector Gibson, Ashton McIntosh
will be held Saturday 11:00 a.m. } & Atrao Maynard; 19-step-grand-children: Wendell,Tyrone
' Anthony Jr., Zendal, Romell, Natasha, Leandrell, Leandro,

Independence Drive. Pastor } Mellissa, Courtney & Pietro Symonette, Magnola, Malencha,

Leonardo Rahming will officiate ! Roderick & Ivy Bastian, Melverne Mills, Latoya Woodside,
‘ Geromino & Ericka Knowles; 10-Adopted-grand-children:
Southern Cemetery, Cowpen and Tracey, Morley, Christina, P.J., Christie, Vernelle, Latique,
: Ramona, Christen & Kernell; Numerous Nieces & Nephews
' Including: Thelma, Delores Sweeting, Grace Rolle, Oliver
Fond memories are held by: Her mother: Willyn Geffrard of :

Marsh Harbour Abaco; Her father: Rodnel Vilsaint of Marsh :!

Brown, Michelle Curry, Janest & Audrey Clarke, Susan &
Margarita Culmer, Denise Sands, Erica Bethel, Karen & Yvette

Gibson, Marilyn Forbes Stubbs, Shantell Sands, Melissa &
‘ Andrea Forbes, Derek Gibson of Florida, Daniel Gibson, Roslyn
‘ Horton, Ashley, Asia & Vaughnette Patton, Meredith, Jule,

i Kathleen (Lisa) & Keturah & Anastasia Gibson. Samuel Culmer,
Richard, Nekeno, Richardson, Wilkenson, Shelvence, Shirley, :

Annie, Jerry, Hermancia Louis, Daniesha, Garvin, Bronth, Daniel

and Jamerson; Numerous friends and loved ones include: Mackey; 1-God-child: Bernice McSweeny; 9-Sisters-in-law:

Earnestine, Dawn, Claudette, Helena, Joyann & Patsy Gibson,
Adeline Armbrister, Clarissa Collie & Lavenia Dorsette; 2
: Brothers-in-law: Gifford Sweeting & Samuel Culmer; 1 Son-

FUNERAL HOME ¢ in-law: Audley Butler; 2 Daughters-in-law: Claudine & Ellen

INDEPENDENCE DRIVE Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to service : Gibson; Host of Family & Friends Including: James, Otis &
: Terrell Young, Andy & Eggs Gibson, Ferlease Knowles,
' Cherryann Gibson, Maude, John & Albert McKinney, Earnest
' Armbrister, Ida Hall, David Ferguson, Nola Brown, Carnetta
: Ferguson, Jimmy McKinney, Wells Gibson, Paulette Miller &
‘ Karen, Edith Moxey, Ellen Conley, Sada Bullasrd, Ramanda
' Bodie & Family, Jocelyn Pierre, Stafford Bethel, Hon. Alfred
‘Gray, Christine & Wallace Saunders, Mary Knowles, Paul Taylor,
‘ Charles "Governor" Taylor, Christine Rolle & Barbie, Tameka
‘McCartney, Gilbert Bain, Reggie Farrington, Cornelius Adderly,

Charles, Dennis & David Sweeting, Jeffery, Elvis & Gilbert
Gibson, Jeremy Patton, Quinton & Richard Gibson, Sheffield

Insp. James Moss, Gary Grant & Liz Pinder, The Entire Berry
Harbour Community, Wemyss Bight
Community, Rock Sound Eleuthera Community, Siberlean
Taylor, Daniel Nixon and Ernest Armbrister.


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FUNERAL SERVICE

Alfred Leroy Smith, 86

of Farrington Road and formerly of
Deadman's Cay, Long Island will be
held on Saturday at St. Joseph
Catholic Church, Boyd Road at 10:30
a.m. Officiating will be Father Martin
Gomes, assisted by other ministers.
Interment will follow in the Catholic
Cemetery, Tyler Street.

Left to mourn his passing are his
Wife: Claire Smith; Children: Jude
and Patrick Smith, Dr. Ann Higgins,
Elmore Smith, Atlana Smith, Victoria
Smith, Andrew and Walter Smith;
Adopted Sons:Reese Grant and Edwin; Adopted Daughter, Marjorie
Thomas; Step-son: Adrian Daley; Step-Daughter: Claudine Daley
Ledgister;Daughters-in-law, Vanria Smith, Bernie Smith and
Temuera Smith; Grand-children: Anishka Smith, Patricia, Keisha,
and Aketa Smith, Jude Cameron Lawson Smith, Sophie Smith,
Wendy Barrios, Jamaal Smith, Yasmin McKenzie, Ailena Hassett,
Charles Smith, Tammy Pinder, Hillie Peterson, Achara Grant,
Andreka Smith, Anthony Weech Jr., Davon Sutherland, Tasman
and Davia Sutherland, Samara Smith, Alex, Jada Guthrie, Da'Drea
Ledgister, Angelo and Donald Smith, Christine and Shelia Grant,
Elizabeth Grant Pinder, Dereck and Desmond Pinder; Great Grand-
children: Anthony Jamaal Smith, Jada Smith, Julien, Achara,
La'Quey Lan-Nah-Smith, Av'rie and Andrea Scott, Olivia and
Joshua McKinzie, Natalie Smith, Shannandoah Pyfrom, Theodore
Pyfrom, DeAngelo Johnson, Krishna Anna Allen, Nala Peterson,
Derick Wash, Darius Pinder, Felecia Pinder, Danny, Phillip II,
Darentino Pinder and Sharika Pinder, Destiny and Dynasty Neely
and Dru Hepburn Alex and Shekera Daley; Great-great-grand:
Latrell William Pyfrom; Son-in-law: Pastor Henry Higgins;
Daughter-in-law: Tammie Pinder; Sisters: Harriet Cooper, Ruth
McKennie of Miami Florida, Nell Smith and Melba Lightbourne;
Brothers: Charlie Smith, Edwin and Alfred Smith Jr.; Numerous
Nieces and Nephews including: Charles Cooper Jr., Phill, Paul,
John, Yvonne Bevans, Charlene, Agatha, Ingrid, Sophia, Nadene,
Renea and Marissa Cooper, Sonia Graham, Bernie Armbrister,
Charnell Ryley, Pedro and Oneka Riley, Prescott, Andy, Eddie,
Benry, Neika, Anthony, Nelson, Jason, Dave, Steve, Cordy, Quincey,
Loriah, Sam, Philip and Neta Smith, Melva Moxey; a host of other
relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Relatives and friend may pay their last respect at Evergreen
Mortuary, Mackey Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
and again at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until service
time

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SCOP Of COBOP?E
i |
FUNERAL DIRECTORS"
“Rendering the finest in caring and compassionate service
regardless of financial condition.”

7th Terrace, Collins Avenue * (242) 356-2187 *
P.O. Box GT-2679 * Nassau, Bahamas

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

MIRIAM GRAY,
73

of: Farrington Road will be held on: Saturday,
April 4, 2009 at: 2p.m. at: St. Joseph's Catholic
Church, Boyd Road. Officiating will be: Fr.
Martin Gomes, SS.CC., assisted by Deacon
Gregory Taylor. Interment will be made in: The
Catholic Cemetery, Infant View Road.

Memories will forever linger in the hearts and

minds of her devoted children: Joan Mackey,

Evannett McPhee-Davis, Larry McPhee, Edward

McPhee Sr., Bernadette Major and Clarence

Gray. Adopted Children: Andrew Jr. & Ameil

Curry and Helena Dean. Grand Children:

Michaelle Richards, Anishka Knowles, La-Quell Simpson, Lamont Mackey, Bernardo
Gray, Kiara McPhee, Edward McPhee Jr., Keniqua Reckley, Rayann, Clarnesha,
Clarnique, Clarnell and Clarencia Gray and Michael Major Jr. Adopted Grand Daughter:
Monique Bonaby; Great Grand Children: Nia Richards, George Jr. and Geontae Simpson.
Sisters: Geneva Knowles and Margaret Simmons; Son-in-law: Michael Major Sr.;
Brothers-in-law: Charles Knowles Sr. and Emery Symonette Sr.; Aunt: Catherine
Minnis; Nieces: Emeline Murray, Shirley Strachan, Elcina Smith, Rocelia Wright,
Peachette Symonette, Ingrid Collie, Remelda Been, Bianca Pinder, Ann Louise Delavoe;
Nephews: Rupert Stuart, Tyrone Stuart, Charles Knowles Jr. Edmond Delavoe, Emery
Symonette Jr. Anton and Wayne Symonette; Grand Sons-in-law: Wellington Richards
and George Simpson Sr.; Grand Nieces including: Bridgette Murray, Patrice Brown,
Natasha Nougez, Renee Bethell, Pamela Rahming, Annette Lunn, Tanya Johnson,
Rushanta Stuart, Jacinta Smith, Christina Munnings, Kayla Smith, Sonia Brown, Alicia
and Allison Green, Tenille Vargas, Shakera Strachan, Roshard Knowles, Vincette
Strachan, Latanya Smith, Tamara Knowles, Sheniqua, Kaysa Symonette. Grand Nephews
including: Kevin Green, Bertram Murray Jr. Teran and Naptarel Stuart, Jamah and Jarid
Stuart, Frederick Smith Jr. & Glen Wright Jr., Tyson Sr. & Travis Strachan, Travis and
Shequel Symonette, Mario Frazer and Vincent Strachan Jr. A host of other relatives
and friends including: Oscar & Lesa Curtis, Stephanie & Louise Stuart., Andrew &
Lynn Curry, Katherine Moore & Family, Agretta Rolle, Lucille Higgs. Annamae
Dorsette, Joycelyn Bonaby & Family, Erica Rolle & Family, Allen & Sandra Emmanuel,
Deanne Crawley, Vincent Strachan Sr. Frederick Smith Sr., Glen Wright Sr., Tyrone
Strachan Sr., Garfield Gray, Halley Gray Jr., Carlean Moss, Marsha Evans, Daisy
Knowles, Cora Hepburn, Pamela Haven, David & Patrice Farrington, Gail Strachan,
Christine Bain, Cecelia Cooper, Sidney & Remelda Larrimore, Eula Larrimore, Judy
Boyd & Family, Shelly Morris, Kevin Roberts & Family, Michael & Corey Smith &
Family, Fred Laing, John Bonamy & Family, Victor & Doyle Mackey, Lynn Young,
Michael W. Bethell, Felix Munroe, Sergio Hanna, Sheila Hepburn, Dewitt Demeritte,
Linda Major & Family, Faye Rolle & Family, Doctors Alric & Sonia Simmonds,
Michelle Reid, The Richards Family, Constance Hall & Family, The Brown Family,
The Grant Family, The Minnis Family, The Shepherd Family, The Taylor Family,
Shonnel Robinson, Natasha Bowleg, Cindy Cunningham, Katrinka Marshall, Cheryl
& Dion Dean & Family, Vernell Moss & Family, Pam Hunt & Family, Sandra Miller
& Family, George Plakaris, Cecil Thompson & Family, Ivy Ferguson & Family, Sandra
Bain & Family, Nik Niks Girls, Nehron Newton, Arthur Newbold & Family, Ryan
Smith & Family, Narado Knowles, Iris Davis & FamilyThe Blyden Family, The Joseph
Family, The Staff of Kelso Lab., Oncology Dept. of P.M.H., Dr. Turnquest and Nurse
Kalfani, The Union Village Family and St. Joseph's Church Family, Friends at Citi,
Staff of Family Guardian Insurance & Staff of Atlantis Casino.

May her soul rest in peace.



The body will repose in the Blessed Redeemer Chapel at Ferguson's Funeral Directors,
7th Terrace Collins Avenue on: Friday from: 10 a.m. to: 5p.m. and at the church on:
Saturday from 1p.m. until service time.


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Bethel Brothers Morticians

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

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

SYLVIA CARMELIA
TURNQUEST, 69

of Imperial Park and formerly of South Caicos, }
Turks & Caicos will be held on Friday, }
April 3rd, at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Anglican |
Church, Highbury Park. Fr. Norman Lightboume, }
assisted by Rev. Fr. Ethan Ferguson, Rev. Fr. :
Colin Saunders, Canon Neil Roach, Canon Harry }
Bain and Rev. Dr. Vaughn Cash will officiate.
Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial }

Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to cherish her memories are: Husband: }

Randolph Turnquest. Daughter: Lesley Suzanne }

Simmons. Sons: Dr. Wayne Turnquest, Sean and Sheldon Turnquest. Sisters: Dorothy }
Seymour, Gwen Bain, Carolie Grant, Barbara Lockhart, Edith Burns, Gaynell ;
Williams, Ruth Wignel, Ismae Rodriquez, Patricia Forbes and Emily Clare of Miami. :
Brother: Edward Seymour I. Grandchildren: Trevonia, Tremaine and Trent Simmons; }

Macy and Shae Turnquest. Daughter-in-Law: Charlene and Lisa Turnquest. Son- |
in-Law: Trevor Simmons. Adopted Daughters: Beatrice Campbell, Jackie Moxey }
and Teora Collie. Father-In-Law: Mitchel Turnquest. Sisters-In-Law: Joycelyn }
Turnquest-Bain; Winifred and Norma Turnquest and Tina Seymour. Brothers-In- :
Law: James Bain, Felix Grant, Eugene Burns and John Turnquest. Uncle: Franklyn }
(Count Bernadino) Ellis and Leman Ellis. Aunts: Louise Foster, Alice Major and }
Leonie Seymour. Nieces & Nephews including: Shyian Strachan; Natasha, Edward |
III, Sonia, Yawn and Tito Seymour; Shawn Gordon; Brian, Kevin and Deidre Bain; ;
Simone Outten; Patrick, Pedro and Joyelle Grant, Troy and Shavonne Lockhart; }
Elton Moxey; Charlis Robins and Gene Burns; Veronica Marshall, Patrice Bain, }
Tanya Thurston and Natasha Moxey; Anita, Anishka, Davon and Deon Turnguest; }
Mickia Williams and Jai Curtis. Numerous Godchildren. Other Relatives & Friends }
including: Violet Styles & Family of New York & Virginia, Leila Robinson & :
Family of Turks & Caicos Islands (TCD; Iris Seaton & Family, Helen Bagwandin
& Family, Bobby Fulford & Family of Miami; Basden Family of New York; Norman }
Saunders & Family; Rev. Dr. Howard Mills and Family; Grant Family, Malcolm }
Family, Cecelia Boyce & Family, The entire Seymour & Mills Family of TCl and ;
the Bahamas, The Ellis Family, Carol Hall & Family; Clare Family and Cerene of }
TCI; Turnquest Family, Fr. Norman Lightbourn & Family; Brooks Family of TCI; :
Alvin Moore & Family; Dell Knowles & Family; Bert & Katy Saunders & Family :
of Freeport; Bain Family of Freeport; Sands Family; Ronald Jones & Family; Ursula :
Woods & Family; Sweeting Family; Bishop Laish Boyd & Family; Rahming Family; :
Fr. Colin Saunders & Family; Edgecombe Family; Ron & Karen Collier of Georgia; |
Sandy Yearwood-Bowleg & Family; Nora Cooper & Family; Gaye Huyler & Family;
Sandra McDonald; Higgs Family of Harbour Island; Sadie Moss & Family; Dr. }
John Godet & Family; Rev. Dr. R.T. Hamilton & Family; Canon Neil Roach & }
Family; Fr. Ethan Ferguson; Tezel Bowe & Family, Carlotta Klass & Family, :
Rosaleen Hanna & Family, Diggiss Family, McCardy Family, Clark Family, Saunders
Family, Pyfrom Family, Young Family, Christie Family and the Imperial Park :
community; Verlene Palacious & Family; Barbara Holder and Family, Gloria Riley :
& Family; Burrows Family, Cartwright Family, Andrea Turnquest; Hanchell Family; :
Bishop Family of South Africa; Phillip (Harvey) Cenac of New York; Fr. Lamuel }
Been & Family; Kevin & Daphne Simmons & Family, Stanley & Naomi Simmons }
& Family; Russell Family; Beth Bridges & The Knowles Family, Olga Bethel & |
Family, Pamela Chandler & Family, Lillian Smith®& Family, Rose Claire & Family, :
Vernelle Edwards & Family, Joyce Thompson & Family, Cynthia Ellis & Family, :
the Senior Choir, the Anglican Church Women (ACW), Tuesday Morning Mass :
Group, Holy Cross Family Circle of Prayer Group and the entire Holy Cross Church ;
Family; Canon Harry & Mrs. Bain, The St. Luke's Ministry, The Transformers Cell

Group, The Prayer Group and friends at The ProCathedral of Christ the King
Freeport, The Evangelistic Temple Assembly of God Church Family; and other
relatives and friends too numerous to mention. Special thanks to: Dr. Spencer; Dr.
Sweeting, Dr. Parker and the staff at the Accident and Emergency Department of
the Princess Margaret Hospital.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44 Nassau Street
on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Friday at the church from 9:00
a.m. until service time.

IVY BLONEVA
PEARSON, 95

of Hammell Close. and formerly of Delectable
Bay, Acklins will be held on Saturday
April 4th, at 1:00 p.m. at The Assembiy Hall of
Jehovah's Witnesses, Edmond Street, off Dolphin
Drive. Bro. Henry Moxey will officiate. Interment
will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens,
Soldier Road.

Left to cherish fond memories: Sons: Rhinehart,
Hansel (deceased) and Franklyn Pearson Sr.;
Daughters: Gretel Conliffe (deceased), Beatrice
Pearson (deceased), Ruth Albury and
Dorcas Bowler; Daughters-in-laws: Zelda and Yvonne Pearson; Sons-in-law: Clement
Albury, Dennis Bowler and Noel Conliffe; Nieces: Miriam Hanna and Ivy Rahming;
Nephews: The Honorable A. Loftus Roker and Leonard Roker; Grand Children:
Denise, Franklyn, Lesley, Lynden, Marvin, Tangela, Jayda, Gustavius, Sharon,
Sheldon, Sean, Shanika, Shirley, Valencia, Tracy, Leeman, Francine, Gerard;
Grandsons-in-Iaw: Mario Williams, Dr. Charles Osazuwa, Billy White, Gary
Farquharson; Grand-daughters in-law: Vanrea, Patricia and Emily; Great Grand
Children: Marneece, Demarra, Marion, Deneesha, Steve, Stephano, Shantanique,
Destiny, Valden, Lyvan, Zion, Ronin, Christopher, Sharonda, Eric, Savanna, Hansel
Ill, Tavis, Morgan, Jonathan, Alexis, Diamond, Ramon, Shawniqueca, Sherika,
Sheldon Jr., Errin; Other Relatives and Friends: The Honourable A.D Hanna,
Governor General. Iva Dean, Emily Ferguson of Miami, Florida, Shirley Pearson
and Family, Desiree, Stephanie and Dwayne, Montegomery Hanna, Nancy Russell,
Steve Smith, David Ferguson, Valerie Wells, Ruth Evans; George Hanna, Alice
Hanna and Family, Althea Rolle and Family, Cislyn Cooper Family, Garland Cooper,
Mr. & Mrs. Earnel Heastie, Naiomi Hanna-Mackey and Family, Mr. & Mrs. Curtis
Hanna and Family, The Deveaux family, Mrs. Garnet Hanna and Family, the
Colebrooke family and the late Ivy Colebrooke, Nathan, Lily Smith, Sylvrina
Dicudonne, Veronica Ferguson, Christine Ferguson and Family, Roy and Aremintina
Hanna and Family, Audley Pearson and Family, Bernard Roker and family, Shawon
Curry, Jane Taylor's Family, Maisie, John and Dougie Middleton of Cambridge,
England, Alice and Fred McKee of Picton, Ontario, Canada, Elma Cockburn, Emma
Corley, Marina Thompson of Miami Florida, Doris Major, Fred, Darlene and
Brooklyn, Sharon and Ray Snooks, Mavis Pratt and family, Marguerite Tynes-
Sherman and Family, Betty Rahming and family, Mr Nathanial Miller, Ivan, Patrick
and Deborah McDonald and Family, McKenzie's Family, Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Damalie
and Family, Hanna, Heastie and Tynes Family, Congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses
in The Bahamas, Communities of Acklins, Crooked Island and Long Cay and others
too numerous to mention.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44 Nassau Street
on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00
a.m. and at the Assembly Hall from 11:30 a.m. until service time.


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©) Bethel Brothers Morticians

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

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

ELDER JOSEPH
BENJAMIN PRATT, 70

of #3 Sixth Street, Coconut Grove and }
formerly of Turks and Caicos, will be held |
on Saturday, April 4th, at 1:00p.m. at New }
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Blue }
Hill Road South. Pastor Hubert Kemp and :
Pastor Hensel Kemp will officiate. Interment }
will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, }

| Soldier Road.

Y eft to Cherish His Memories Are: Wife: }

The Honorable Dr. Cynthia Alexandria Pratt; }

Daughters: Georgina and Nicole Pratt; Sons: Pierre, Don, Barry of North ;
Carolina, Juan & Julian of Long Island; Grandchildren: Carolyn, Tanikia :
and Travis of North Carolina; Makada of Freeport; Juan Jr., Peyton, Don Jr., |
Ronnie, Donia, Jordan of Long Island and Brianna Mackey (adopted); :
Daughters-in-law: Abigail, Sherrell, Veronica of North Carolina; Brother: |
James Alexander Pratt; Sisters: Loraine Forbes, of New York, Beatrice Pratt
of Freeport, Roselyn P. Saunders, and Sandra Kemp; Step-Brothers: John :
Lightbourne of Freeport and Calvin Sturrup; Sisters-In-Law: Patsy Parker }
and Maebel Pratt of Florida, Katherine Pratt of Freeport, Mae Pratt, Patricia :
Moxey, and Sheila Moxey; Brothers-In-Law: Charles, Edmundo and Arthur }
Moxey; Numerous nieces and nephews including: Carol Mole & Linda :
Taylor, of New York, Francine Forbes of Baltimore, Clarabelle Burrows, |
Angela Saunders, Anita Bryan, Deborah Foulkes, Toylee Barr, Sandra Gaitor, :
Sandra Hanna, Vincent, Ricardo and Pedro Saunders, Jeffery Pratt and Darrell |
Ranger; Numerous Grand and Great Grand Nieces and Nephews. }
Numerous family and friends including Ellie and Patsy Dean, Dr. Beverley }
Downing of Kentucky, The Bryant Family of North Carolina, Rev. Dr. Inez :
Rolle, Keith Rolle, Everett and Beryl Russell, Andrew Sweeting, Dion Brown,
Jerry Butler, Paulette Zonicle, Kirkwood Bastain, The Stubbs family from the :
Turks Island, James Stubbs, Alford Stubbs, The Grant Family from Grand |
Turks, Eramilda Simon of Turks Island,, The Young Family, The Williams }
Family, The Missick Family, The Lightbourne Family, The Gardiner Family, |
The Outten Family, The Glinton Family, The Hall Family, The Hennfield :
Family, The Hamilton Family, The Clyde Family, Enid Lightbourne & Family, |
Louise Grant & Family. The Families of Quintine Alley, especially the Deans :
and Bowe & Mr. & Mrs. Levarity Deveaux. Special Thanks: New Mt. Zion ;
Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Alfred Stewart, Nurses Private Medical, }
Nurses Private Surgical, Dr. Taylor Grant, Dr. Farquharson, Dr. Black, Staff }
Intensive Unit PMH, Rosie Foulkes and the staff of Food Service PMH,
Dialysis Unit PMH, Nurse Hanna Grant Renal House, Everett & Beryl Russell, |
The Progressive Liberal Party Family, Anglican Diocese of the Bahamas for }
the use the parking lot near the hospital, Nurse Butterfield, Claudia Seymour, |
Staff Princess Margaret Hospital and the Pastor of Members of Prayer and :
Praise Assembly & Parliamentarians from both sides of the chambers. |

Friends may pay their last respects at Sir Lynden Pindling Center, P.L.P.
Headquarters, Farrington Road on Friday from 10am to Spm and on Saturday |
from 10am to 1lam and at the church from 11:30am until service time. |

IVY PEARL LEWIS
COLEBROOKE, 94

of Orchard Close, off Sea Breeze Lane and
formerly of Colon, Panama will be held on
Friday, April 3rd, at 10am at Epiphany
Anglican Church, Prince Charles Drive. Fr.
Delano Archer, assisted by other ministers
of the gospel will officiate. Interment will
follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens,
Soldier Road.

CHILDREN: Dr. Vanria Rolle, Mrs. Elaine
Toote, Mr. Lewis Colebrooke. ADOPTED CHILDREN: Miss Eliese Chase,
Professor Haldane Chase, H. E. Ambassador Elma Campbell, and Mr. Churton
Toote. GRANDCHILDREN: Ashley and Brian Evans, Aisha Rolle, Byron
Toote, Castine Rhoades, Mia and Gerald Rolle, Kendra and Percival Laidlaw,
Anitra, Tanico, Julian, Lewis Jr., Ternia, Tanishka and Devroy Colebrooke,
Malaika, Che and Dariq Chase, Derek Chase and Neko Chase. GREAT
GRANDCHILDREN: Shannon, Cameron and Cyle Toote; Anais, Cecelia and
Bryce Rhoades; Vincent Colebrooke, James Rahming, Brandesha Beneby and
Dante Thomas, Maciah Evans. BROTHERS: Dr. Gilbert Davis and Mr.
Winston “Tappy” Davis. Sisters-in-law: Dr. Cora Davis and Mrs. Dorothy
“Dolly” Davis. Brothers-in-law: Livingstone Colebrooke and Calvin Cooper.
Godchildren including Lindalee and Leonard Burrows and family, Gwen
Gibson and family, Carla Smith and family, Denise Lightbourne. Nieces and
Nephews of the Davis family, Burnside family, Sarah Cox and family. Other
relatives and friends including the Davis family, the Colebrooke family, the
Cooper family, Churton Toote and family, Keith Toote and family, Charles
and Toni Lashley and Family, Sir Orville Turnquest and family, Dr. Gail
Saunders and the staff of the Department of Archives, the staff of the Pharmacy
Department, PMH, Carmetta Sands and family, Sidney Rhoades and family,
Chaunte Toote and family, Cecil Smith and family, Anthony Williams and
family, Darlene Lewis, Nurse Myrtle Hanna and family, the Seymour Family,
The Bethel and Mackey Families, Dr Nelson Clarke and family, the Mason’s
Addition family including the Poitiers, the Chases, Priscilla Johnson and
family, the Francis family, the Allens, the Neelys, the O’Briens, the Smalls,
Ruth Millar and family, Dolly Foster and family, Antoinette Weech, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Deveaux and Family, Donzella Burke and Family, Thelma Scott
and Family, Humes family, the Albury family the Duncombes, the Scotts,
Delores Darling and family, Fredricka Dorsett and family, Peter and Ruth
Outten and family, Canon and Agatha Archer and family, the Epiphany Anglican
Church family, Audrey and John Ellis, St. Agnes Anglican Church family, the
Orchard Close family including Eudene Thompson and family, Caroline
Heastie and family, Dereck and Joan Culmer and family, Bettymae Holmes,
William Russell, Nurse Dorothea Miller, Dr. Jagadesh, Nurse Edith Miller,
the Smith Family of Nassau Street, the Evans, Paul Families and numerous
relatives and friends

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44 Nassau
Street on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Friday at the church
from 9:00 a.m. until service time.


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») Bethel Brothers Morticians

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

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

MASTER CRAIG
DENZEL STUBBS, 10

of Victoria Gardens will be held on }
Saturday April 4th at 2pm at Golden Gates }
Outreach Ministries, Carmichael Road. }
Bishop Ross Davis, assisted by other |
ministers of the Gospel will officiate. |
Interment will follow in Adelaide Public :

Cemetery, Adelaide Village.

ee eee” Left to cherish his fond memories are his |

loving parents: Danielle Malone and :
Gregory Stubbs; | sister, Mattina Sandilands; 2 brothers, Gregory |
Thompson and Jermaine Stubbs; grand-parents, T.C.N Barbara Morrison |
and Daniel Malone; great-grand mother, Mrs. Monica Balfour; 4 aunts, |
Mrs. Delarese Malone Johnson, Donica Malone, Mrs. Estelle Major and :
Bernadette Rolle, 4 uncles Donahue and Desmond Malone and Ernie and }
Jeffery Stubbs; 6 grand aunts, Cynthia Cartwright, Badia Balfour, W.P.Sgt |
1898 Stacy Bowe-Curry, Janice Ramsey, Dale Malone and Anastacia |
Moss; Grand-uncles, Tony, Rodger, Bradley, Anthony and Franklyn }
Morrison, Dwayne Malone, Dewitt and Lecarl Sands, Cardinal Stubbs }
and Terrance Cartwright; 2 Aunts-in-law, Anne and Bridgette Morrison; |
2 uncles-in-law, Mario Johnson and John Major; Step Mother, Charmaine |
Cooper; Step Father, Mathew Sandilands; Step Sister, Kanika Gray; 2 |
adopted aunts, Ms. Paula Brown and Pauline Miller, 38 cousins including: }
Delmaro and Mariah Johnson, Trenique McKinney, Maleah Bastian, |
Donahue Malone Jr, Seranno Taylor, Jameel Major, Deonte’ Smith, Ava, |
Randeisha and Tyree Rolle, Ervinique Morrison, Charlize Curry, Valencia |

and Byron Johnson, Riche’ Symonette, Anthony Jr, Antonio, Anthonique,
Anton and James Morrison, Niesha, Eureka and Jahreese Morrison,

Sharlie and Marva Brown, Eugene Cooper, Thelma Greene, Monique |
Balfour, Dawn Kemp, David, Wade, Jonathan Ramsey, Dena Malone, }
D’Eruin Bullard, Stacey Moss, Latoya Carey; Special friends including, |
Steven Williams, Krista Clarke, Daniel Williams, Benjamin Brown, |
Marcian Kerr, and Christian Depuch. Many other relatives and friends |
including Mr. Edward Spence, Mr. Ralph Humes, Mr. Alex Thompson :
Ms. Viola Smith & Family, Marge Bullard & Family, Ms. Katherine |
Smith & Family Paul & Lurline Miller and Family, The entire Adelaide |
Community, Nurse Auxiliary Annamae Swan, Idella & Flossie Brown, |
T.C.N Jocelyn Cartwright, Peggy Smith, Irene Wood, US Coast Guard, |
Management and Staff Of Albany, Stuart Gove, Mallis Family, Hon }

Kendal Wright MP, Royal Bahamas Defense Force, The Christian Council,

Garvin Tynes Primary, Staff Of NICU, SCBU, Gynae and Maternity |
Ward, The Management and Staff Of Photo Magic and the Private Nursing :
Service Management and staff, Orlando Rolle, Rudy Grant, Jareen |
Osaremen, Orthland Bodie, Real Talk Live Show, Management and Staff |
of More 94.9FM and Spirit Gospel 92.5FM.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44

Nassau Street on Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday
from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon and at the church from 12.30 p.m. until
service time.

MASTER ROVAN
RASHARD SMITH, 9

of Adelaide Village will be held on
Saturday April 4th at 2pm at Golden Gates
Outreach Ministries, Carmichael Road.
Bishop Ros Davis, assisted by other
ministers of the Gospel will officiate.
Interment will follow in Adelaide Public
Cemetery, Adelaide Village.

Rovan will forever be remembered in the
hearts and thoughts of his parents, Ruben
Smith Jr. and Audrey Strachan-Wilson; Siblings: Denia, Gregory, Valencia
and Darrio Wilson and Raven Smith; niece and nephew Derenia Smith
and Asthon Wilson; Grandparents, Michelle Edgecombe, Brady, Idamae
Davis Munroe, Ruben Smith Sr., Henson Oliver, Wilfred Strachan, Garth
Brady, James Munroe; great-grand parents, Prescola Edgecombe, and
Wilfred Edgecombe; Aunts: Donissha Edgecombe, Rhondell & Monica
Rolle, Bianca & Tina Smith, Pauline Barnette, Freddiemae, Geraldine &
Leotha Strachan, Marilyn Rahming, Elicia Smith, Dale Cox, Susan Davis,
Dianette Edgecombe, Lorene Stubbs & Rosie Wilson, Anita Davis;
Uncles: Edmond Davis, Derick, Codera, Tyrone, Jermaine and Kevin
Smith, Nathaneil Hall, Lloyd, Hansel, Gregory, Samuel, Glenroy &
Matthew Strachan, Gregory Rahming, Deanglo Ferguson, Richard
Solomon; numerous other relatives and friends including: Velma, Florence
Seintry, Monique Basden of Miami, Florida, Barbara & Javia Gibson,
Joyann Culmer, Pamela Johnson, Katherine Thompson, Stella, Beatrice,
Thelma, Cynthia Smith, Margaret Johnson, Priscilla Gibson, Garry,
Reginald & Jerome Edgecombe, Bernard & Philip Smith, Livingston &
James Rolle, Michael Johnson, Richard Gibson, Joe Whymns, Nelson
Pierre, Brian, Sidney & Vernal Rolle, Calvin, Rudolph, George and Henry
Davis, Katherine Fernander, Neville Taylor, Asheka, Ashley & Aniska
Smith, Amanda Moxey, Randy Oliver, Quintin Kaream, Akia, Aniqua,
Deanna, Deandra, Deanglo, Tyresse, Kenrick, Klenson, Cleveland, Neville,
Shawn, Vashnique, Nikki, Mark, Brandon, Taveri, Danielle, Viola &
Vernal Smith & family, The Cash, Davis, Miller, Oliver, Balfour, Strachan,
Taylor, Edgecombe, Morrison, Deal, Johnson & Fernander families,
Christine Stubbs; Godparents, Earnest Stubbs, Desmond Malone, Lennox
Miller, Tony Morrison, Ricardo Rodgers, Eleanor Deal, Jennifer McKenzie
& The Wilson family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44
Nassau Street on Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday
from 10:00 a.m. to 12noon. and at the church from 12.30pm. until service
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Rock of Ages Suneral Chapel

Wulff Road & Pinedale
Tel: 323-3800 or 322-1431 ¢ Fax: 328-8852

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

Rupert Deon “Snow” Mackey Jr., 23 |

of Daisy Manor Subdivision, will be held :
on Sunday, 5th April 2009 at 11:00:
A.M. at the church, Hill View Seventh :
Day Adventist Church on Tonique :
William Darling Highway. Officiating :
Pastor Hugh A. Roach & Pastor Jeremiah i
Duncombe, assisted by, Church Elders ;
& Other Ministers of the Gospel. :
Internment: Woodlawn Gardens, ;

Soldier Road

He is survived b y His Mother: Mary :

Mackey, Father: Rupert Mackey Sr. ; :

Adopted Parents: Sherry Lockhart and }

Philip Saunders; Four (4) Sisters: Jessica i

Ferguson, Samantha Clarke, Desiree and ;

Anastacia Mackey; One (1) Brother: :

Anthony Mackey; Two (2) Adopted :

Sisters: Terez Lockhart and Vanessa :

Saunders; One (1) Adopted Brother: :

Garth Lockhart; Two (2) Brothers-in-law: Keith Ferguson Sr. and Edison }
Clarke Sr.; Thirteen (13) Aunts: Eleanor Knowles, Martha Smith, Fay Saunders, :
Gladys Knowles, Christine Smith, Geneva Gilbert, Lula Mae Thompson, :
Charlotte Culmer and Sharon Farrington, Joan, Carol, Joyann and Rosemary }
Mackey; Ten (10 )Uncles: Cresville Knowles, Eric Smith, Clifford, Joel, :
Emerick, Octavious and Herbert Mackey, Cedric Saunders, Norman Culmer, :
Courtney Farrington Sr.; One (1) Adopted Uncle: Pastor Jeremiah Duncombe; :
Seven (7) Grand-Aunts: Helen Edgecombe, Susanna Cartwright and Hattie :
Saunders of Mckanns, Long Island, Rhonda Ferguson, Florence Butler, Elease :
Knowles and Verna Douglas of Green Castle, Eleuthera; One (1) Grand-Uncle: :
Hollind Smith; Six(6) Nieces: Keiona Ferguson, Ashley, Davenique, Angel, :
Alliyah and Dominique Mackey; Four (4) Nephews: Keith Ferguson Jr.; Edison :
Jr. and Ethan Clarke and Kevin Mackey; Special Friend: Shannon Thurston; :
Numerous Cousins including: Rod Rahming, Natasha and Antoine Astwood, :
Nancy Johnson, Catrina, Adrian, Nathaniel, Cresville Jr.; Octavia and Craig }
Knowles, Antneal , Charla, Norine, Romeo, Jermaine and Eric Jr. Smith, Toya :
Kemp, Samantha Bastian, Faith, Cedric Jr. and Michael Saunders, Alexander, :
Tyrone, Darren, Nicky, Jonathan, Anthony, Anton, Vernal, Omar, Rickey, :
Danielle, Terrance, Marco, Clifford Jr., Carlton, Erica, Tangie, Wilton, Bertram, :
Shirlene, Leon and Sean Mackey, Tishea Grant, Charlene, Shay, Karen, Khandi :
and Charisse Culmer, Janet Harris-Smith, Queenie Anderson, Gaynell, Albertha,
Melony, Oscar, Don and Kelly Gilbert, Latoya Edwards, Courrtney Jr., Cordero, }
Theron, Delano, Shonique and Tonique Farrington, Theresa Taylor, Chavette ;
Lewis, Melrose and Edmae Thompson, Annette Neely and Aneka Greene; and :
a host of other Relatives and Friends including: Roger, Julian, Lorraine and :
Samantha Saunders, Paul Adderley, Jeremy Pritchard and family, Marvin Moss :
and family, Davanand Edilall and family, Dwite Williams and family, Renaldo :
Bernard and family, Arthur Armbrister and family, Tennille Perecentie, Raquel :
Sands, D’anton Cooper, Madline Demeritte, Rosanda Sears, Tiffany and Mario :
Clarke, Tiffany Kelly, Dwight Moncur, Denrick Taylor, Eloise Fergusson,
Doreen and Ralph Cooper and family, Elizabeth Ferguson and family, Austin :
Goodman, George and Shenika Astwood, Darren Johnson, Martin Kemp, Bertram }
Knowles, Deborah Smith, Elouise Davis, Charles Gibson, Anthony, Carl and :
Naomi, Kim, Michelle, Tiffany and Bridgette Douglas, Cpl. 1254 Kirk Douglas, :
Angela, Stephanie, Ruth, Jennie, Lisa Linda, Ruth, June, Euna Fitzgerald, Brenda :
Lockhart, Shantel and family, The Facility House Department, The Queen :
Elizabeth Sports Center, The Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture, The }
Management and Staff of Super Value Food Stores, The Royal Fidelity Group, :
The PC Crew, The Munson Village Road Community, The Hepburn family, :

The Taylor Street Community, The Exuma and Crooked Island Street
Communities, The C.C. Sweeting Class of 2002, Sandra Grimes and family,
The Ward family, The Darling family, The Saunders family, The Moss family
and The Lockhart family; And A Host of Other Relatives and Friends to
Numerous to Mention.

FRIENDS MAY PAY THEIR LAST RESPECT AT ROCK OF AGES
FUNERAL CHAPEL, WULFF ROAD & PINEDALE ON SATURDAY
FROM 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M. AND ON SUNDAY AT THE CHURCH FROM
10 A.M UNTIL SERVICE TIME.

Giovanni Forbes, 37

of Lewis Street, will be held on Saturday,
4 April 2009, 10:00 a.m. at the Church:
United Pentecostal Church of The
Bahamas, Honey Comb Street off Hay
Street. Officiating Pastor Franklyn N.
Ferguson assisted by other Ministers of
the Gospel.
Internment in the Southern Cemetery,
Cowpen & Spikenard Roads.

Cherished Memories will linger in the
hearts of his Father: William Forbes;
Step Parents: Mr. Charles and Geneva
Johnson; Three (3) Daughters:
Giovanna, Nicole, and Shanise Forbes;
One (1) Son: Gordon; Four (4)
Brothers: Santana, Livigui, Salvano,
Preacher Forbes; One (1) Sister:
Vernensha Forbes; Ten (10) Aunts:
Shayne Thompson, Daphne Wilkinson, Lavenda Nubin of West Palm Beach,
Paulette Cooper, Shelia Gilton, Rosalie Lightfoot, Marie Shephard, Gertrude
Perpall and Virginia Rolle; Five (5) Uncles: Henery Gilton Patrick Gilton, Paul
Pollard, Jackie Thompson; Two (2) Aunts in law: June Gilton and Emma
Thompson; Three (3) Uncles in law: Michael Wilkinson, Antoine Cooper and
Jackie Nubin; Seven (7) Nieces: Lafea, Indianna, Robertha, Prescola, Katie,
Theresa Forbes, Slexis Francis; Two (2) Step nieces: Phenthlisha and Emmanael;
Three (3) Nephews: Santana Jr., Terrell Forbes Jr. Roberto Jr. Forbes, Keith
Woodside, Kervin Woodside; One (1) Step Nephew: Travis Wright Jr.; One
(1) Grand Uncles: Charles Munroe of New York; Cousins: Troy, Crystal,
Larry, Nickolatta, Kendra, Tomico, Adriel, Stephen, Antoine, Sumae, Craig,
Sandra Pinder, Nathalie Morley, Vida Sweeting- Butler; Four (4) Sisters in
law: Erica Forbes, Trichea Forbes, Lexis Forbes, Mrs. Dee Forbes; Other
relatives and friends: Richard Bonamy and family, The mission Baptist family,
The hay Street family, The Lewis Street Family, Peter Kemp and family, Debbie
and family, The Maycock street family, Ms. Patsy Ingraham and family, The
Department of Environmental Health, Penn family, The Punza family, United
Pentecostal church of The Bahamas and family, The Honey Comb Street and
family.
And a host of other relatives and friends to numerous to mention.

FRIENDS MAY PAY THEIR LAST RESPECT AT THE ROCK OF AGES
FUNERAL CHAPEL WULFF ROAD AND PINEDALE ON FRIDAY
FROM 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M. AND ON SATURDAY AT THE CHURCH
FROM 9 A.M UNTIL SERVICE TIME.


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Rock of Ages Huneral Chapel

Wulff Road & Pinedale
Tel: 323-3800 or 322-1431 ¢ Fax: 328-8852

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

Deacon Hubert Dean

of Gambier Village will be held on
Saturday, 4 April 2009, 11:00
a.m. at the St. Peter’s Native Baptist
Church, Gambier Village.
Officiating: Rev. Dr. Alonzo
Hinzey assisted By: Pastor Henry
Thurston and Other Ministers of the
gospel. Internment: The Church’s
Cemetery, Gambier Village.

Those left to mourn his passing

include his Step Mother: Carolyn

Dean; Two (2) Daughters: Patrice

and Francina; Two (2) Adopted

Daughters: Ruth Thurston and

Kathleen Johnson. Two (2)

Brothers: Mervin of West Palm

Beach Florida and William Dean

Sr. ; Two(2) Sisters: Alsaida Hanna

and Marines Dean ;Thirteen(13)

Grand-daughters: Olivia Dean, Sophia Mackey, Georgette Mcphee, Nicole
Smith, Vivette Moss, Sheryl Duncombe, Nicola Rolle, Kendra, Kemolee
Paul and Dashanda Thurston, Anika Rolle, Shantel McDonald and Tamara
Johnson; Thirteen (13) Grandsons: Kareem and Levi Paul, Andrew
Thurston, Elroy Saunders, John, Clayton, Kenrick and Kenly Saunders,
George Mcphee, Minister Antonio Mackey, Dario Smith and Albert Fernander
and Anton Parker; Numerous Nieces and Nephews including: Mervin Jr.;
Merlene, Simon, Willamae, Arnold, William Jr., Janis, Janet, Wendy and
Edward Dean, Pastor Gladstone and Minister Alexander Thurston, Minister
Mildred Dorsett, Minister Neville Seymour, Geraldine Thurston, Valencia
Huyler, William, Edward, Prince and Luther Hanna, Olive Knowles, Leroy,
Cleveland, Haywood, Sidney and Denise Poiter, Elma Miller, Joanna Saunders,
Sherry Armaly, Cyprian and Helen Dean, Trevor and Witney Curry and
Vonie, Ila, Lillymae, Naressa, Raquel, Barnadette, Natario, Renaldo, Lamont,
Skakra, Precious and Demond Thurston; Numerous Great-Grandchildren
including: Christopher and Vincent Fernander, Antoineisha, Angel and
Antonique Mackey, MAgarith, Tobi and Tori Mcphee ,Nicholas and Lauren
Smith, Kareem Jr., Burton Jr., Byron and Braxton Moss, Andrea and Deshano
Thurston, Terell and Baby Johnson, Joshua and Rashad Newry, Oral Jr.,
Orala, Ovaltine and Debra Duncombe, Nathan, Shannon and Ricardo McGlory,
John Jr., and Johnathan Saunders, Prescott and Benjamin Cleare, Jaffra,
Jaleel, Vado Taylor, Latoya Culmer, Octavia, Delano and Gladstone Thurston
Jr., Yvette Fernander, Jennifer Cunningham and Shavonne, One (1) Uncle:
Harry Wright; Two (2) Aunts: Ethel Adderley and Julia Huyler; Four (4)
Sisters-in-law: Delilah Dean, Myrtle Curry, Blanche Stanford and Olga
Bowles; One (1) Son-in-law: Calvin Parker; And a host of other relatives
and friends including: Wilamena Dean, The Brady family, James Fernander,
Harold Morris and family, Lenora Poiter and family, St. Peter’s Native
Baptist Church family, Mt. Zion Union Baptist Church family, Church of
God of Prophecy family, Gambier Primary School and family, The
Management and Staff of Rhoda’s Place, The entire Gambier Village
Community , The Gambier Village Clinic, Marina Fernander and family,
Anna Mae Bethel and family, Bertha Hopkins and family, Muriel Almonard
and family, Charlotte Mcphee and family, Ruthmae Poitier and family, Judy
Taylor and family, Coral, Cynthia Poitier and family and Bernice Elliot and
family.And a host of other relatives and friends to numerous to mention.

FRIENDS MAY PAY THEIR LAST RESPECT AT THE ROCK OF
AGES FUNERAL CHAPEL WULFF ROAD AND PINEDALE ON
FRIDAY FROM 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M. AND ON SATURDAY AT THE
CHURCH FROM 10 A.M UNTIL SERVICE TIME.

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Mr. Lawrence Wilbert Laing, 57

of #74 Balfour Avenue and Charles Vincent
Street, will be held on Saturday, April 04, 2009
at 11am at Shield of Faith Evangelistic Church,
Mutton Fish Drive Golden Gates #2. Bishop
Christopher B. Burrows will officiate and
burial will be in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen
& Spikenard Roads.

The Radiance of this “Pearl of A Gem” will
always glow in the hearts of his:

Wife: Beverly Ruddela Crighton-Laing;

Two Sons: Darren and DeDe Laing;

Three Daughters: Lakeisha and Doreen Laing and Shannon Lloyd;
One Adopted Son: Kvon Laing;

Numerous Grand Children Including: Lethario Stovel;
Two Brothers: Gregory and Leviticus Laing;

Four Sisters: Joycelyn Smith, Sandra Young, Leotha Rahming and Leanna
Laing;

Eighteen Nephews and Nieces: Monique and Tameka Pratt, Tashika Smith,
Shanique Miller, Robin Young, Kevin and Dwayne Lockhart, Lekendra,
Keniesha, Kendal and Kenwood Rahming, Doreen, Darren, Johnathan, Jordan-
Michael, Jabari, Lakeisha and Monique Laing;

Nine Grand Nephews and Nieces: Marvin Johnson, Amallie Nixon, Drevon
McPhee, Juliette and Keanna Miller, Daniel Darville, Gabriell and Abigail
Lockhart and Patreco;

Four Aunts: Inez Carey, Mable Nixon, Effie Thompson and Ena Forbes;

Five Brothers-in-law: Joseph Smith, Eugene McKinney, Kendal Rahming,
Robert Young and Michael Roach;

Seven Sisters-in-law: Rose Laing, Sonia Ferguson, Edilyn, Joan and Margaret
Crighton, Barbara Rolle and Joyce Moore;

Many other loving family and friends including: Simon, Antoinette and
Geo Moxey, Beranita, Mizpah, Rendy, Patrick, Berkley, Marco, Hansel, Joan,
Tricie, Lillian, Udell, Florence, Brendalee, Christine, Maureen, Tony, Ethel,
Freddy, Sheddy, Michael, Ramon, Sammy, Freddie, Tony, Allen, Harry, Glen,
Lillian, Maggie, Denise, Debra, Debbie, Monique, Ursula, Lisa, Philip, Giant,
Raymond, Mark, Stafford, Dorothy, Ulga, Magndia, Alice, Maydawn, Pamela,
Prenell, Lucas, Herman and Cecil.

Visitation will be in the “Emerald Suite’ Emerald Ridge Mortuary & Monument
Company Ltd. #20 Claridge Road on Friday, April 03, 2009 from 1pm to 6pm
and at Shield of Faith Evangelistic Church, Mutton Fish Drive Golden Gates
#2. on Saturday, April 04, 2009 from 10am to service time.

Visit our website: www.emeraldridgemortuary.com view video
tributes, sign guest book, send condolence, sympathy, share
memories and make funeral arrangements.


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Armeritie’s Huneral Home

BAHAMAS’ OLDEST MORTUARY
MARKET STREET ° P.O. BOX GT-2097 ¢ TEL: 323-5782

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

BURKETT

KENNETH CLARKE, |

/ 11:00 a.m. & at the church from 12:00 p.m. until service time.

48

who died on 19th March, 2009, a }
resident of Moss Town, Exuma &
formerly of Nassau, will be held at |
Prayer and Deliverance Temple, |
Taylor and Jackson Streets, Nassau;
Village, on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. |
Officiating will be Apostle Winton |
W. Roberts, assisted by Pastor |
Joydawn Roberts & Deacon :
Anthony Cox. Interment follows in |

Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

He is survived by his wife: Brenda Dames-Clarke; three sons: :
Drameco, Demetrius and Deshawn Clarke, a daughter: Bukkina |
Clarke; mother: Doreen Clarke; mother-in-law: Millicent Ray Bodie; : —
: Soldier Road.
Allison Clarke and Lavern Symonette; adopted sister: MaryAnn }

: Left to mourn and cherish memories are: his wife: Janet Russell,
: Four sons: Noel, Clarence Jr., Everette, and Pastor Cy Russell. Two
: daughters: Yvette Pinder and Denice Major. Two adopted daughters:
i Lucille Kemp and Gracelyn Pinder. Twenty grandchildren: Shaneka,
: Monique, Destiny, Lavade, Everrette, O'neil, Chevette, Mitizi,
: Kristina, Tenaj, Clarence II, Nashon, Journee, Demi, Neil Jr., Yokito,
: Antonio, Kimawana, Christovia, and Kimostovia; Six: great grand
: children: Toni, Alysha, Shaniyah, Chet, Marc, Milton Jr., Two sons-

four brothers: Teran, Michael, Steven and Martin Clarke; two sisters:

Clarke; six aunts: Beatrice Clarke, Idell Rolle, Clarice, Shirley and
Sally Bodie and Beth; six uncles: Harlem, Sargeant 1312 Derek
Bodie, William and Glenroy Bodie, Sam Rolle and William Dames
of Mahattan, N.Y. ; twelve sisters-in-law: Mary and Fayann Clarke,
Ruthmae Dames, Annamae Johnson, Vangelyn Barnett, Paulette
Smith, Jacqueline Moxey, Blossom Brown, Barbara Darville, Hollis
Lightbourne, Beverley Saunders, Marcia Brown and Margaret Dames;
10 brothers-in-law: Julian, Audley and Edroy Dames, Capt. Barry

Lightbourne, Livingston Saunders, Ancel Smith, Capt. Kevin Moxey, }
Ralph Brown; Craig Darville and Patrick Symonette; grand aunts: |
Agatha Johnson and Leanna McKenzie; nieces: Sharron, Kimberly |
and Abigail Clarke, Pamela and Christina Davis, Bianca Taylor, :
Angel Clarke, Karen Johnson, Angelique Hanna, Wendy Dames, |
Emerald Stubbs, Karen Stubbs-Johnson, Shanell Dames, Dionne, |
Royann and Rochelle Dames, DAndra and Riche Dames, Nakita and ;
Antonia Darville, Anique Whylly, Bettina and Danielle Barnett, ;
Lyndell and Danielle Saunders, Latoya and Deshae Smith, Aubrecia |
Moxey, Chardonay Knowles, Beatrica and Shanell Brown; nephews: }
Gerald Davis, Ricardo Clarke, Dwayne, Ken, Shawn and Lincoln |
Johnson, Geno and Robert Dames, Andrew Stubbs, Edroy Damis |
Jr., Andrell and Uwe Dames, Akarian and Damagio Dames, Bryant }
and Craig Darville, Christopher Barnett, Lynden and Lauren Saunders, |
Barry Jr., and Justin Lightbourne, Pedro Bodie, Jamal and Kevin }

Moxey Jr., Delson Knowles Jr. and Dalston Brown; other relatives | Young and family, The Stubbs Family, The Berkel Family, The Free

including: the Clarke, Holbert, Musgrove, Deveaux, Ferguson and | National Movement Family, The staff of Bapak Ltd., Golden Gates

Dames families, the entire Moss Town and Hermitage community; | Church of Christ, Wesley Methodist Church, the entire community

Terry Taylor, Pastor Apostle Winton and Joydawn Roberts, the of Sunset Park and The Ministry of Works.
Brown family, the church family of the Prayer and Deliverance |

Temple, the entire family of East Storr Courts, Yellow Elder, the | Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte’s Funeral Home,

entire community of Rock Crusher Road, Lyon Road and Clarke ; Market Street, from 1-6:00 p.m. on Thursday & on Friday at the

Lane, Brice Sands, the Johnson family, Burnside family, Chico, church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

Randy and Stanley.

: Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte’s Funeral Home,
: Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday from 9-

CLARENCE
HENRY RUSSELL,
82

who died on 27th March, 2009, a
resident of Palmetto Court, Sunset
Park & formerly of Green Turtle
Cay, Abaco, will be held at Wesley
Methodist Church, Baillou Hill
Road, on Friday at 11:00 .m.
Officiating will be Rev. L. Carla
R. Culmer, assisted by Bro. Ernest
Miller. Interment follows in
Lakeview Memorial Gardens,

in-law: Philip Major Jr. & Neil Pinder Sr., Four daughters-in-law:
Nichola Russell, Beryle Russell, Vernetta Russell, and Janet Russell;
Six nieces: Andre’, Sherry, Nadine, Aretha, Tremmie, Dessire; Five
nephews: Derek, Tony, Peter, Ricardo and Ralph; Five sisters in-
law: Cynthia, Muriel, Shammie, Delarie and Jennamae; one brother-
in-law: Harold "Spooner" Grant; God Daughter: Emily Williams. A
host of other relatives and friends including: Mr. & Mrs. Alexander
Hanna and Family, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Johnson and family, Dorothy
Strachan, Lamour Rolle and family, Mr. Glen & Andrew Rodgers
and family, Mr. Justin Roberts, Mr. Vernon Symonette, Mr. Frank
Watson, Mr. Chris Francis and family, Ms. Evelynn Wallace and
family, Beverly and Ramona Percentie, Mr. Tommy Thompson and
family, Mr. Tex Turnquest and family, Mr. Sidney Collie and family,
Calvin, and Nita, Stephanie, Merzia Johnson and family, Rev. Basil
Johnson and family, Mr. Godfrey Brathwaite and family, Rev. Charles


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Memeritie’s Funeral Home

BAHAMAS’ OLDEST MORTUARY
MARKET STREET ¢ P.O. BOX GT-2097 ¢ TEL: 323-5782

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

FREDRICA
McPHEE BETHEL,
74

Left not to mourn, but to rejoice her passing are her four sons: }
Benjamin, Daniel, Dale & Darren; three daughters: Coralee Smith, |
Gaylean Gibson & Cyprianna Thompson; three stepdaughters: |
Lorrine & Deneice Curtis and Wendy Bethel; five stepsons: Adrian |
St., Kenwood, Terrance, Ralph and Rodney; three adopted |
daughters: Margarete Williams, Michelle Knowles and Samantha |
Green; two sisters-in-law: Carnetta Williams and Martha McPhee; :
four daughters-in-law: Michelle, June, Andrea and Judy Bethel; :
two sons-in-law: Leonard Gibson and Patrick Thompson; fourty- : |
four grandchildren: Benjalina, Terico, Dayon, Sheena, Lakeisha, |

Benzel, Laquoya, Laquinta, Meagan, Crystal, Shayna, Samone, |
: Rahming & Deacon Maxwell Johnson. Interment follows in

and Able Seaman Bravado Thompson, Lanoramae, Michael & : Catholic Cemetery, Infant View Road.

Leonard Gibson, Terran Terrence, Kahja, Lakeisha, Dira, Delvon, | ; ;
: Left to cherish her memories are ex-husband: Charles McPhee;

5 children: Rachelle (Ricky) Munson of Orlando, FI., Piere (PJ)
? Brown of Orlando, FI., Nathan (Nana) McPhee of Orlando, FI,

Kevon, Briana, Raven, Benjalnique, Benzel Jr., Tristan, David, : Antoinette (Netty) Burrows of Nassau, & Sonia (Sony) of Nassau;

Zachary, Shilah and Lakeithra; fourty-two nieces & nephews: | 2 Sons-in-law: William Munson of Orlando, FI., & Christopher

: Burrows of Nassau; 2 daughters-in-law: Amanda Brown of Orlando,

"Moon", Gladstone "Moon", Arnold, Juanita, Susan, Ethel, Oralee, | FI. & Christopher Burrows of Nassau; 2 daughters-in-law: Amanda
: Brown & Lisa McPhee both of Orlando, FI.; 2 brothers: Oswald

Ginger, Cora, Julette, Cardinal, Yvonne, Maryane, Shervin and _ T. Brown & Burton Brown; 1 aunt: Maria Forbes; 2 nephews:

Robert McPhee, John Walter, Vernita Mitchell, Verine McKinney,

Linda Marshall, Nurse Gloria Gardiner, Ruby Simmons, Cardinal | Raker & Sonia Brown; a host of cousins including: Sylvia Ross,

Major, Peter Walkes, Anthony, Andrea and Bernard Linden, Ian : Alfonso Elliott, Bruce Elliott, Jerome Elliott, Martin Elliott, Verona

Green, Maurice Ferguson, and Brian Goodridge, numerous grand | Missick, Lorna Elliott, Nicola Elliott, Alfred Elliott, Sandra

neices and nephews including: Brenda Humes, Katy Johnson, ? Coleman, Patricia Horsford, Norma Elliott, Mable Moultrie, Norma

Lavall, Nurse Valencia Kemp, Lafleur, Jimmy, Randy, Latoya, | Cox, Mavis Sears, Deborah King, Dr. Gerald Forbes & many other

: family & friends including, Linda Sears, Daniel King and Cynthia

Sophie, Barby and Tiesha; Other family and friends including: _ Elliott and family.

Margrette Ramsey, Gloria Jacques and Family, Agnes Griffth and ; _ cath
: Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,

Family, Genieve Fowler, Keneice Hamilton, Donald Rolle and | Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at the

Family, Mikelo Strachan & Family, Vanna Nottage & Family, | church from 11:00 a.m. until service time.

Sabbath, Patrick Jr., and Daniel Bethel Jr., Patrina, Angelo, Shaquille

Jade, Torriano, Davado, Deonlanique, DenEisha, Terah, Justin,
Shaquille, Rashad, Deonya, Elizabeth, Nicola Farrington, Shantel
Cooper, Janelle & Glennis Ramsey; ten great grandchildren:

Paulette & James Mackey, Merva Higgins, Gracie, Lindor, Sidney

Sheila, Kendal, Reynard, Ernest, Marlon, Uriah, Peter, Everette,

Ashton, Simone, Tino, Clint, Tiny, Joe, Andy, Daryl, Jerome,

Family, Latoya Brown, Lakata, Lavern, Tiffany, Ann Miller and

i Kathrin Gastave and Family, Crystal Love & Family, Anislia
: Sylvester & Family, Shakila Armbriter & Family, Al & William
: Moss, Percy, Sharma Forbes, Stephanie Glass & Family, Yvonne
' Thompson & Family, Alexander Smith, John Seymour, Philip
| Sturrup & Family, The Tucker Brothers & Family, Hiram, Philip
? Dorceus, McTavis Johnson & Family, Deane Gardiner & Family,
") who died on 21st March, 2009, a |

resident of Deveaux Street & |

formerly of George Town, Exuma, |

will be held at Our Lady of the |

Holy Souls Catholic Church, |

Deveaux Street, on Saturday at |

2:45 p.m. Officiating will be Fr.

Michael Kelly, ss.cc., assisted by }

Rev. Deacon Peter Rahming & |

Rev. Deacon Maxwell Johnson. |

Interment follows in Catholic Cemetery, Tyler Street. |

Prissila Dawkins & Family, Loritta Johnson & Family, Abigail
Rolle & Family, Joanna Rolle & Family, Palmdale Primary School
Family, Deveaux & Milton Streets Family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday from
10-1:00 p.m. & at the church from 2:00 p.m. until service time.

ELTHREADA
EVANGELINE
McPHEE, 68

| who died on 22nd March, 2009,
a resident of Sayle Ave. off Wulff
Road, & formerly of Stanyard
Creek, Andros, will be held at Our
Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic
Church, Deveaux Street, on
Saturday at 11 :45 a.m. Officiating

| will be Fr. Michael Kelly, ss.cc.,
assisted by Rev. Deacon Peter

Simeon Brown Jr. & Dwight Brown; 3 nieces: Valerie Alcee, Carla


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Hemeritie’s Funeral Aome

BAHAMAS’ OLDEST MORTUARY
MARKET STREET °¢ P.O. BOX GT-2097 ¢ TEL: 323-5782

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

HAZEL IRENE
PYFROM, 86

who died on 29th March, 2009, a |
resident of Rock Sound, Eleuthera

} & formerly of Savannah Sound, |
Eleuthera will be held at Wesley |
Methodist Church, Rock Sound, |

7] Eleuthera, on Saturday at 11:00 }
a.m. Officiating will be Dr. |
Reginald Eldon & Rev. Kendris |
Carey. Interment follows in Rock |

Sound Public Cemetery.

Thelma & Leige Burrows, Naomi & Edison Butler, Vynona & Herbert :

ae ret ee ore . i ares ee : Cherished memories will always remain with his wife: Helen; five

Seat ND als oe atasha, Laverne, Jan ‘ eee ? children: Sonia Parker, Claire Burrows, Patricia Davis, Althemese
Carla Talon ee Nagas andre, Pane Bane ey a | Johnson and Kendal Ingraham; Sons-in-law: Kenneth Parker and
Alexia & Jyna; 29 great grand children: Wayne Jr. Ingraham, Rolanda, | L s i a : 1 esha ‘ aha Coanenileren:
Hannah, Selena, Alex, Sherwin Jr, Samia, Rasheed, Raheem, Taysha, | 4 ee SU Ows, dee aw ele TE aa, Soe

Matthew, Iyanda, Christopher, Jaared, Ahndin, Sumia, Brittany Kenyon, Abril, and PC # 3110 Jeronimo Parker, Citarra, Erin and

Clarke, Wayne Jr. Rolle, Dwayne, Maria, Melissa, Autumn, Brittany
Lockhart, Brandon, Jaida, Ashley Jr., Amia & Cameron; numerous |
: Raquel Munroe, Elaine Hanna, Richard, Kranstone, Nicholas Simms

Adderley, Thelma & Richard Smith, William Thompson of Miami, | and D'Andre Johnson; thirty-six great-grandchildren; Grandsons-in-

FI., Vandolyn Oldham, Marina Pinder, Wideon, Livan and Sidney } law: Alfonso Parker, Demetrie Munroe and Ervin Hanna;

Pyfrom, Donna Leary, Daniel Pyfrom & family, Maud Neeley, Judy ; Granddaughters-in-law: Angelique and Austinique Parker, Linda,

Masnyk, Verna Pyfrom, Jill Wilson, Wayne Ingraham Sr., Dorothy Pamela Nikita Ingraham and Olga Simms; Sisters: Enith Sweeting
Hilton, Sermetta Hilton, Cheryl Hilton, Ray Stubbs, Desmond | and Vivienne Francis; Sister-in-law: Iva Ingraham; Nieces and
Thompson, Yolanda Hilton, Sabrina Burrows, Michael Watkins, ? Nephews: Garth, Genevieve, Emil, Alaric, George, Astor, Berlington,
Wayne Rolle St, Albert Carey, Viola Mackey, Gracie & Freddy Weston, Dr. Francis, Venis, Evangeline, Walt, Solomon, Leslie,
Nabbie & family; special friends: Wilfred & Murietta Major, Hazel Peuitne: Nairew, Bdwin Dhillisa Eloaheth, Hifeds Weleda Minas
Sands & family, Sidney & Pearlene Rolle, Kermit & Janice Cates, : ? ? ? pas : ; 2 :

Jacqueline Kemp, Gloria Knowles, Betty & Willie Knowles, Phyllis Mavis, Keith, Jane, Brent, Patricia, Drexel, Frederick, Corrine,

Kemp, Irene McKinney, Joshua Culmer, Claudia Sands, Irene Griffin, Denise, Wesley, Deborah, Theresa, Alonza, Salome, Dunstan, Margot;

Mercia Pedican, Carl & Merlese Bethel, Maitland Cates, Kitty |
? Monique Dorsette, Linda Farrington and family, Conra and Caffee

Adrella & Andrea Gibson, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Morley, Emmaline McCartney, Doris Gomez, Ruth Sands, Audrey Fountain, Director

: and Staff of The Bahamas National Drug Agency, Consultant and

Munroe & family, Paulette Rolle, Remelda Carey, Michelle Anderson, | team members of the Pharmacy Management Information System,

Maronett Hall & family, The Rock Sound Methodist Church family, | Theresa Archer, staff of the Atlantis Casino Cage, Cecil Dorsette,

The Rock Sound & Savannah Sound communities & Dr. Smith & : Everette Neilly, Eric Robinson, Garvin and Vachelle Roberts and
- ae ee ae ee ae : family, Keith Hanna, St. Barnabas Choir and The Church Families
eeley e New Hope Methodis urch family in Freeport, | ae lj
Leslie & Remelia Knowles, Mr. & Mrs. Oswald Ingraham, Lloyd & | te pee Mary Tike Mine and she Maile sanelican
Mispah Evans, Mr. & Mrs. Billy Cates, Mr. & Mrs. Elliott Sands, :

nieces & nephews including: Althea Wallace, Sheila Moss, Leslie

Brennen, Cheryl Walters Miller, Dorcas Sawyer, Eloise Swain, Alice,

Butler, Shirley Barr, Jackie Smith, Vanria Gibson, Allen & Vanina

the Hilton, Burrows, Butler & Mackey families.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, |
Rock Sound, Eleuthera, from 3-8 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at |

the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

ERNEST ALFRED
INGRAHAM, 95

who died on 29th March, 2009, a
resident of Rolle Ave. & formerly
of Matthew Town, Inagua, will be
held at St. Barnabas Anglican
Church, Wulff & Baillou Hill
Roads, on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Officiating will be Canon Basil
Tynes, assisted by Fr. Michael
Maragh, Fr. Theadore Hunt &
Archdeacon James Palacious.

Lawrence Burrows Jr., Koshena Davis, Jewel Saunders, Ricardo,
Marlon, Derick, Charles and Tanya Ingraham, Charmine Parker,

other close relatives and friends including: George, Arnette and

: Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
i Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday from 9-

12:30 p.m. & at the church from 1:30 p.m. until service time.


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me ale SEIS mela

LEROY
HUTCHINSON, 59

Mackey.

Leroy will be remembered and missed by his wife, Monique; daughter, |
Lynette; son, Leroy; step daughters, Cheryl Ford and Alecca and |
Alecia Ramsey; son-in-law, Gurth Ford II; grandchildren, Ashanta
Ramsey, Gurcha and Christen Ford; brother, James Hutchinson of |
Florida; sister, Sarah Forbes; mother-in-law, Hazel Adderley; brothers-
in-law, Alan Stubbs, Alvin Adderley, Kenneth and Kendrick Stubbs; |
sisters-in-law, Marshanell Jolly, Dornell Brown, Patricia Morley,

Cathy Gray, Mary Stubbs, and Patrice Ellis; aunts, Gertrude Rodgers,

Mary and Lucille Rolle, Maselena and Edna Rolle of Kemps Bay,

Andros; uncles, Bursil Rolle of Kemps Bay; nieces and nephews,

Haven and Marie Forbes of Grand Bahama, Vincent and Pandora |
Forbes, Benaly and Jennimae Forbes of Kemps Bay, Andros, Elon

and Darnell Forbes, John, Junior and Gregory Forbes, Sidney, Calvin,
and Cecile Wilson, Perry, Stephen and Tony Clarke, Vincent and

Brown, Durrell and Duntrelle Gray, Alpha and Glennis Saunders,
Relcina and Lee Rolle, Rosetta Forbes of Kemps Bay, Andros,
Geralene Forbes, Ethel Colebroke of Grand Bahama, Charmaine

Johnson, Rhonda Bridgewater, Crystal Adderley, Paranell Wright of
Freeport, Grand Bahama, Rosie, Paula, Sherry, Shantell, Chantel

Deveaux, Azaria and Johnnette Brown, Ashley Adderley, Stacey

Jacklyn Adderley, Cynthia, Catherine and Junior, Louetta, Tyrone
and Lynden Hutchinson, Anthony Hutchinson of Freeport, Grand
Bahama; cousins, Leo, Stanley and George Rodgers, Rena, Ellen,
Rev. Henry Forbes Jr., Elizabeth, Gary, Leslie, Jefferson, Jennifer,

Edmund Rahming of South Andros, Betty, Yvonne, Coralie, Pet,
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Ruby, Thaddeus, Elridge, Rose,
Mazella, Ralph, Prince and Donnie; other friends and family, numerous
other nieces and nephews, Calvary Deliverance Church and Pre-
School, Daxson Knowles, Frantz Ferguson, Ravon Armbrister,
Flemming Street Clinic, One Family Junkanoo Group and Community
Organization, Malcolm Road East crew, The Golden Gates

i Watson, Hon. Anthony Rolle, Hon. Desmond Bannister, Hon. William
Allan, Chief Magistrate Rodger Gomez, Garret Finlayson, Damian
: Gomez, Esso Co. Ltd., Sun Oil Co. Ltd., Alfreda Miller, Columbo,
Allan Evans, Winfield and Edison Rolle, the Godet family, Basil and
: Oscar Hunt, Matthew Griffin, Mae Lockhart, Bobbie McIver, Anthony

who died on 19th March, 2009, a Marsh, Don Pinder, Robert Gardiner, Kevin Clarke and the rest of

resident of Golden Gates #2 the Buzzard Bay and South Beach Domino cew, Da Mudd, Fritz and

Malcolm Road East & formerly of }
Kemps Bay, Andros, will be held: | Cheryl Stubbs and Rosedell Stubbs.
at Shaw Temple A.M.E. Zion |
Church, Baillou Hill Road & Peter }
Street on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. | Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at the
Officating will be Rev. Kendal }
Mackey, assisted by Suzanna ;:

Cremation follows. |

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,

church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

RITA
MORTIMER, 89

who died on 24th March, 2009, a
resident of Apache Alley, will be
held at St. Margaret's Anglican
Church, Kemp Road, on Saturday
at 2:00 p.m. Officiating will be
Rev'd Fr. Joseph Mycklewhyte.
Interment follows in St. Margaret's
Cemetery, St. Margaret Road.

Left to cherish her memories are

her son: Edwin Mortimer; adopted daughter: Delarece Fulford; 1
Keith Adderley, Antonio Wallace, Godfrey Pinder, Dax and Shanaer
Stubbs, Reginald Stubbs, Samuel (Alex) Jolly, Dantly Jolly, Justin | Pinder, Joycelyn Scarlett, Jeffrey Mortimer, Yolanda, Tiffany &
: Demetria Roberts; 15 great grand children: Antony Mortimer, Deshano,
: Christoph, Cierro Marshall, Jalisa Mortimer, Stacey Pinder, Eddessa
? Edwards Jr, Ezion, Lashante Mortimer, Jermaine, Kadejha Mortimer,
Stirrup, Theresa Bailey, Portia, Janet Storr of San Salvador, Donna
Daxon, Delores Miller, Merline Hepburn & Alma Pratt of Coco, FI.,
i: Judy Williams, Veronica Newbold, Rosalie Rolle, Margaret Newbold,
and Lenishka Stubbs, Alexis and Aaliyah Adderley, Thervesa, Krystal Earline Taylor of Opalocka, Fl., Gladys Dawkins of Miramar, F1.,
: Clarabel Major, Betty, Virgie & Pearl Mortimer; 11 nephews: Cecil,
Moxey, Taylor and Taj Ellis, Ali, Keith, Dale, Ethel, Susan and : Wenzel & Clifford Gray, Bruce Carroll, James Major, Wesley, James
& George Newbold, Eric Major, Livan & Samuel Mortimer; other
: relatives & friends: Patrice Maycock & family, Mrs. Kerr, Mr. &
: Mrs. Sweeting & family, Kofi Dixon & family, Daxson & family,
: Tamara Mortimer, Marco Bethel, Gloria Pratt, DeAngelo Curry, Mrs.
Sherry, Apostle Amos Rahming, Rebecca, James, Norwood and

sister: Mytis Edwards; 7 grandchildren: Edward Mortimer, Veronica

Antonio Bethel, Antario Curry & Sarah Marshall; 14 nieces: Sandra

Johnson & family, Betty Roberts & family, the Big Yard family,

: Jason Pinder, John Scarlett, Clarence Fulford, Jeannie Rahming,
Rebecca Edgecombe, Ruthmae Bain, Val, St. Margaret's Church
i family, Thompson Ward Sandilands, Clifford Marshall, Cynthia
Turnquest, Ali & Garth.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
: Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday from 9-
Community, Deltec Co. Ltd., Cedric Parker and family, Hon. Frank :



12:00 p.m. & at the church from 1:00 p.m. until service time.
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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

MERKELENE
DAMES-
LIGHTBOURNE, 79

resident of South Beach Estates
& formerly of Sandy Point,
Abaco, will be held at St. Mark's
Native Baptist Church, Romer

Street, Fox Hill, on Saturday at |
11 :00 a.m. Officiating will be :
: Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
: Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at the
church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

Rev. Dr. Carrington S. Pinder,
assisted by other Ministers.
Interment follows in the Church's Cemetery.

Left to cherish loving memories are: Sons: Christopher, Ronald |
and Johnny Miller; Adopted son:Marcus Pratt; Daughter: }
Wilhelmina Bethel; Adopted daughters: Villamae Rolle and }
Geneva Dames; Grand Children:Xenia Greene, Felecia Bethel, }
Marcia Beckford, Simson McKinney, Latoya Bethel, Khadijah, :
Merkelene, Johnisha Miller, Ronnell Pratt, Ronisha Miller, John |
Miller, Ronald Miller Jr., Vance Miller and Mae Sargeant; Great |
grandchildren: Justin Bethel, Jade and James Beckford, Bria"My |
Foot" Greene, Keshawn Richardson, Colissa McKinney and }
Williesha Thompson; Son-In-Law: Bartlette Bethel; Daughters- :
in-law: Donnamae and Jacqueline Miller; Grandson-in-law: Brian ;
Greene; Grand daughter-in-law: Antonia Miller; Nephews: Eric, |
Oswald, John, Harry and Ronald Darville, Nelson Davis and !
James Johnson Jr.; Nieces: Dimple, Rose, Candy, Joan and :
Rhonda Davis Francena Cleare, Orenthia Newman, Vernetta
i Cou ee ie Sue fea Fawkes. Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Myst Caer tl rani Es a EDD 2 crab eae Left to cherish his memories are his daughters: Ethel Fox and

ereat great erand nephews 8 including Garett Darville and Sabrina Althea McBride; one son, Gilbert Fox; 20 grandchildren: Desree

Davis; Mother-in-law: Rhoda Lightbourne; Sisters in-law: Laureen | Fox, Alexandra, Nicola and Sebastian Lewis, Princess and Kent

Swan, Geraldine and Ida Lightbourne: Brothers-in-law: Fox, Fefica Dean, Fertina Turnquest, Charmine Bootle, Deshon

Wellington, Thomas, Albert and Carter Lightbourne; Other |

Relatives and friends: Essie McKinney, Lucille Walker, Ismae } Brent, Melissa and Michaela Fox and Natasha West; numerous

Stuart, Willard Pinder, Bendan Colebrooke, Lionel Dorsette and : ; : ;
: Fox; 1 son-in-law: Solomon McBride; numerous cousins

: including, Rufus Fox, Millicent Martin, Reeve Fox, Lillian Fox,

and Isadora Pinder and family, Mrs. Carnetta Lightbourne and Eva Lightbourn, Enza Russell, Charles Fox; other relatives and

family, Rev. Dr. Carrington and Sabrina Pinder and family, Dr. | ie ;
Genius Wells, Captain Ernest Dean and family, Thelma Fernander, | the nurses and staff of The Geriatrics Hospital.

Alvin Johnson, Judith Burrows, Naomie, Doris McKenzie, Doris | |... ; Bats
Taylor, Cleomie Munroe and family, Maud Kerrr, Mavis | Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
Cartwright and family, Kathlene Fritz and family, Deacon James } Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at the
Dames, Mrs. Carolyn Major, Mr. & Mrs. Leo Gardiner, Michael | Church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

Laing, Evangelist George & Vernae Jennings, Joe Jr. and Willis !

nieces 36, great grand nephews 58, great great grand nieces 8,

family, The Pratt family, the Johnson family, the Dorsette family,
Elvara Richardson and family, Evie Sturrup and family, Edward

: Bain of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Rita Douglas, Lillian, Myrtle
: Carroll, Hariette Lee, Patrick Bain (Freeport), Glacie Dean,
: Lillian Roberts, Virgie Lightbourne, Hattie Dean, Ella Dean,
: Virginia Adderley, Irene Burrows, Lorenzo and Sally Colebrooke
: and Betty, Bateman Bain and family, Mateland Bain, Elizabeth
: and Glacie, Rev. Morris Sain, Minvella Lightbourne, Rachel
who died on 25 March, 2009, a }
: Baptist Church family, the St. Barnabas Anglican community,
: the entire communities of Sandy Point and Crossing Rocks,
: Abaco and the Straw Market. Special Thanks to: Dr. Khero,
: Nurse Cheryl Vaughn, Dr. Sanjay, Staff and Doctors of The Eye

Garcia and Remelda, Doris Bain (Freeport), the St. Mark's Native

Wing and Nurses and staff of Female Medical I.

ROBERT
FOX, 90

who died on 29th March, 2009,
a resident of Ritchville
Subdivision, & formerly of Fox
Town, Abaco, will be held at
Church of God of Prophecy,
Seven Hills, on Saturday at 11:00
a.m. Officiating will be Bishop
C.N. Williams, assisted by
Associate Pastor Julian Johnson
& Associate Pastor Rowena

Fox, Brian, Gayland, Englebert and Jason McBride, Terry, Gary,

great grandchildren; 2 daughter-in-laws: Rowena Fox and Monica

friends including: Maude Missick, Joanna Hopkins, Laura Collie,


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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

ROXANNA REBECCA
"Roxie"
KNOWLES, 67

resident of Cottonwood Street, Pinewood
Gardens, will be held at Hillview

Williams-Darling Highway, on Sunday

at 2:00 p.m. Officiating will be Pastor :
Dr. ee D. Toote De ae Jeremiah | Coco Cola, The Staff of Purity Bakery, The Roots, One Family, Music Makers
i Junkanoo group and a host of other relatives and friends too numerous to

: mention.

Duncombe. Interment follows in
Lakeview Memorial Gardens, JFK
Drive.

hearts of: Her Children: Stephen, Irvin Sr., Charlene, Sheldon and Troy.
Brother: David Knowles. Sisters: Gertrude Rahming and Maxine Eldon.
Grandchildren: Chamal, Rashad, Irvin Jr., Shanell, Tristin, Brendea, Robyn
and Kaeden. Daughters-in-law: Charmaine & Gail Bethel, Sheakiel and
Claudia Knowles; Numerous nieces and nephews, Numerous cousins
including: Leotha Bannister & Family, the Longley Family, Sandra Longley,
Ashley Edwards and Inga Poitier, Miriam Rolle & Family, the Bullard Family,
Hilda Pratt & Family, Anthony and Keva McKinney & Family, the Bain
Family, the Ferguson Family, the Saunders Family, Debbie Rolle & Family
and the Family of the late Alaster Knowles. Godchildren: Natassia Mortimer,
Imani and Ikechi Bethel and Marcia Nottage. Adopted sons: Ishmael "Pete"
Evans and Marcion Nottage. Adopted daughters: Shavonne Nottage, Monique
Smith, Indianna and Nickiesha Major. Adopted sisters: Dianne "Kitty" Major
& Linda Marche. Adopted grandchildren: Lorenzo, Lavardo, Steforn and
Anthoniese; Javaine, Sario, Samantha, Rishea, Marciano, Torrien and Michael.
Other Relatives & Friends.

Friends may pay their last respects at Dmeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street,

from 10-6:00 p.m. on Saturday & on Sunday from 10-12:00 noon & at the

church from 1:00 p.m. until service time.

TIMOTHY NELSON
CLARKE JR, 41

a resident of Sumner Street, Redland
Acres, will be held at Our Lady's of the
Holy Souls Catholic Church, Deveaux
Street, on Friday at 2:45 p.m. Officiating
will be Fr. Michael Kelly, ss.cc., assisted
by Rev. Deacon Peter Rahming & Rev.
Deacon Maxwell Johnson. Interment
follows in Catholic Cemetery, Tyler
Street.

Left to mourn and cherish behind are:
Father: Timothv Nelson Clarke Sr. Two
Sons: Michael and Tameco Clarke. One
Daughter: Timesha Clarke. Four Brothers: Dereck Woodside. Premeo Hanna,

Uncle: Junior Woodside. Step Mother: Ivy Clarke. Six Nieces: Maranique,

Edward. Two Brothers-in-law: Marvin Darling and Mr. Green. One Grandchild:

: Kae'dyn Clarke. Cousins: Robert Johnson, Thyra Johnson, Veronica Bethel,
i John Johnson, Beverley Rahming, Clothilda Saunders, Thomas Johnson,
: Andrea Thompson, Monica Zest, Andrew Johnson, Terrestta Johnson and
: Theresa Bastian. Friends: including his Special friend, Shenique Wilkinson,
: Hon Cynthia "Mother" Pratt, Keith (Slimmy) Moss, Derek Basden. Charles

ho died on 23rd March, 2009, a | oe
Leer ase 4 : Tonya Fernander, Phillippa Smith, Charlene McKenzie, Terrance Perigod,
: Barry Kemp, Mark Pratt, Eurie Pratt, Hiling, Richard, Shabba. Satone, Sho,
S th-day Adventist Church, Tonique | Charlie, Andre, David, Yvonne, Shamell, Teresa. Royalty, Muppet, Bambay,
as Soareiags aes a i Devon, Tanya, Rachael, C. C. Sweeting Senior High School Class of "85",
: The Staff of

Woods, Floyd Armbrister, Erroll Newton, Sonia Saunders, Lucille Capron,

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte’s Funeral Home, Market
: Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Thursday & on Friday from 10-1:00 p.m. & at

Memories will forever linger in the ! the church from 2:00 p.m. until service time.

VIRGINIA
BEATRICE
MONCUR, 91

who died on 25 March, 2009, a resident
of Springfield Street, Fox Hill &
formerly of Green Turtle Cay, Abaco,
will be held at St. Anne's Anglican
Church, Fox Hill, on Saturday at 10:00
a.m. Officiating will be Fr. Crosley
Walkine. Interment follows in the
Church's Cemetery.

] Left to cherish her memories are her
Grandchildren, Renee and Felipe’ Major;

: Adopted daughter,Sandra Major; Adopted Grandchildren, Tyrone, Reno, and
: Lavado Major, Samantha Moxey, Elvin Mackey and Dexavier Knowles; One
: (1) Great- Granchild, Felipe Major Jr.; Two (2) Sisters, Gwendolyn Clarke
: and Mable King; Fifteen (15) Nieces, Cynthia Curtis, Heather Armbrister,
: Wendy Smith, Patricia Reckley, Nadine Moncur, Faye Major, Dr. Zorene
: Curry, Mary Curry, Angela Bullard, Eugene Thompson, Edwina Smith,
: Stephanie, Storr, Jenny Humes, Rose Rolle and Shirley Green; Nine (9)
: Nephews, Charlie, William, Pedro, Calvin and John Curry, Woody Lowe,
: Ricardo and Galyn Moncur; Thirty One (31) Grand Nieces; Forty- Two (42)
? Grand nephews, numerous cousins, including Joyce and David Moncur, Dereck
Davis and Family and a host of family and friends including: Donna McCoy,
: Madene Edwards, Veronica Strachan, Syliva Rolle and Family, Barbra Morley,
i Patrick Moss and Family, Leesha Whylly and Family, Davina Saunders and
: Family, Denise Adderley, Sandra Daxon and Family, James Major and Family,
: Oscar Rolle and family, Ida Ferguson and Family, Theophilis Moss Jr, Louis
: Major and Family, The Tynes Family The National Youth Choir, Phi Beta
; Sigma Fraternity, The Staff of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Cruickshard
i Ward of the Geriatric Hospital (special thanks), The Tribune Staff, Honorable
: Fred Mitchell, M. P. for Fox Hill. Monsignor Preston Moss, Rev. Angela

ugh : Palacious and the entire Fox Hill Community.
Quintin and Arroyo Clarke. Three Sisters: Amanda Sands Darling, Brendalee

Green and Sarfina Clarke. Two Aunts: Cynthia Johnson. Nora Woodside. One |

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte'’s Funeral Home, Market

i Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at the church from 9:00
Lauranique and Empreia, Sharmaine & Shantell. Two Nephews: Nathan and:

a.m. until service time.


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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

VANDA ROSETTE
WILLIAMS, 59

& Spikenard Roads.

Left to cherish her passing are her: Four children: Alexander |
Peterson, Pandora Brooks, Andrea Dean and Anthony Papa |
George. Eleven Grand Children: Alexander Peterson Jr., |
Georgette, Beandra & Georgina Poitier, Britney, Rashae & |
Barnesha Brooks, Nardo Stevenson & Damutri Thurston, |
Anthoniece & Anthony Papa George Jr.; Twelve Sisters: |

| Freddie, Tara, Iron, Eddie, Jenny, Amos, Candy, Cecil,
: Quetelle, Rose Green and Family, Christine Cooper &
| Family, the communities of Matthew Town Inagua and
: Bain Town. The Noni Restaurant Management & Staff and

who died on 24 March, 2009, |
aresident of Dumping Ground : |. ae
Corner & Ferguson Street, will | Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral
ieee aera Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.
Meadow Street, on Saturday |
at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will |
be Bishop Hulan Hanna, |
assisted by Minister Philip |
Ferguson. Interment follows in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen

many others too numerous to mention.

Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on

SAMUEL DAVIS
MACKEY, 43

who died on 7th March, 2009,
a resident of Dunmore Street,
will be held at Voice of the
Watchman, Milton Street, on
Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Bishop
Dion Mott. Cremation follows.

Margaret Hopkins, Cynthia Smith, Beatrice Farrington, | &

Ophelia Cox, Carmeta & Corrine Cartwright, Ellen &
Clophield Rolle and Mildred Moss. Four Brothers: Homer |
and Dino Williams, Vincent "Cave Man" Cartwright and |
: & Susan Davis; 5 uncles: Stephen Nixon of West End,
Daxon. Seventeen Nieces: Alicia, Batista, Banister, Aualya, | Grand Bahama, Anthony, Deacon Rodger, John & Edward
: Davis; 1 sister-in-law: Michelle Passal; 2 great grand uncles:
| Johnnie Nixon of Farmers Cay, Exuma & Elvin Davis; 9
| nieces: Stacey Cooper, Charlestina Davis, Shantel, Louieanna
: & Donnell Mackey, Shakera, Shanquelle, Otavanique &

Keygon, Micah, Montez, Owen, Raphael, Shaquille. Twelve _ Lakeishna Smith; 1 grand niece: Vernika Rolle; 6 nephews:

Grand Nieces, Six Grand Nephews. | Daughter-in-Law: |
Tissura Papa George. Brothers-in-Law: Malachi Hopkins, |
: Lorenzo & Ramon Smith; cousins: Pedro, Deborah &
: Shantel Bain, Shaann, Ann, Linda, Rick, Paul, Edward,

Henry Smith. One Uncle: Albert Daxon. One Aunt: Mable

Baricha, Bianca, Dorenda, Homeka, Devon, Nakarha,
Marcia, Phyllis, Keveenia, Vera, Esther, Ashimnie and
Nikita. Seventeen Nephews: Alvin, Andy, Charles, Cordero,
David, John, James, Geraldo, Mario, Marvin, Marcello,

William "Bill" Farrington, and Hudon Cox. | Sister in Law:
Nurse Larrie Williams. 1 Niece-in-Law: Jewel Hopkins.

Cousins: John and Theda Godet, Bloneva Malcolm of ; ! .
Matthew Town, Inagua, Violet Farquaharson-Lambert of | Layanta Davis, Monique, Trevor & Kevin Calma, Bradley,
: Enid & Keneth Nixon, Lorraine Cooper, Jamaine Knowles

| & lesha Rolle; other relatives & friends including: Roderick

Toronto Canada, Adell Moss, Margo Rodgers & Pamela
Seyfert, Isaac Roker, Leo and Basil Farquaharson, Dwight,

Irvin Jr, Michael, Franklyn, Eugene, Freddie and Revered
Father James Palacious. Patsy, Barbara and George Daxon. |
Other relatives and Friends including, The Palacious, |

Left to cherish his memories
are his sister: Gloria Johnson; 2 brothers: Louis Mackey &
Alfonso Passal; 5 aunts: Carmen, Angela, Louise, Rosemary

Alfonzo Jr., Ramon & Anthony Smith Passal, Neil Bethel,
Mark Burrows, Louis & Keyvon Mackey; 2 grand nephews:

Enid, Ryan, Ramond, Lamond, Shawn, Tamara, Rashad &

Taylor & family.

_ Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral
Darville, Oralhomme, Joseph Roker, Wildgoose and Daxon | Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on
families, Santino Evans, Maria Johnson, Carol, Barbara, | Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

Theresa, Ursula, Betty, Adrianna Sandra, Amberdark, |


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Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary

Chapel, Ramsey, Exuma - Tel: 345-7020¢ Robinson Rd & 5th Street
Tel: 325-6621/322-4969 * 24 Hour Paging Service 323-9761

LAST RITES FOR

Merlene Edwards-Marc, 77

of Eight Mile Rock Grand Bahama and ::
formerly of Rolleville Exuma and Nassau ::
will be held on Saturday at 2:30 P.M. at ::
Kemp Road Ministries, Kemp Road. ::
Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Ivan F. Butler :
Jr. Interment in Woodlawn Gardens, ::

Soldier Road.

She is survived by She is survived by her ::

Husband: John Marc; Sons: Edroy Rolle, ::

Leroy Jr. & Pastor Livingston Edwards; :

Daughters: Shirleymae Edwards, Maryann ::

Cooper; Adopted Son: Claudius Curtis; ::

Grand Sons: Edroy Rolle Jr, Anthony :!

Thompson, Patrick, Demetrius, Roshad, i:

Johnathan, Tyler, Kareem Edwards, Randall ::

Jr. & Tavario Cooper; Grand Daughters - Edricka Taylor, Shakina & Natalia ::
Rolle, Merlyn Duncombe, Shantel Ferguson, Qurinnie & Felicia Edwards, :: . . : i : :
Samantha, Alicia & Narissa Cooper; Great grandchildren: Tyrone Jr, }: ao, age oe ae eae pee See ee Brice res
Terojernaea, Tnajeh Duncombe, Anthony & Anton Thompson, Jaden & :: ORS 2 1a ee ee walla eee pasteles eee
Kaiden Taylor; God-Children: Dec General Taylor, Patsy and Cordella; i!
Sister: Faith Rolle; Aunt: Christine Rolle; Sons-In-Law: Randall Cooper, | [.-> : : ; : :
Fred Wells; Daughters-In-Law: Sandy Edwards, Merilyn Edwards, Brenda :: King; Grandchildren: Sheldon, Gerard, Kevin, Quincy, Patrick, Anthony
Rolle; Grandsons-In-Law: Hilton Taylor, Tyrone Duncombe, Shan Ferguson; ::
LS Somer oe oe Dee Mea otk S aanan i Solomon and Bernard Russell, Prexavieo and Perez Bowleg, Denaldo and
Vega, Kirk Musgrove, Christopher, David and John Rolle; Nieces: Diana, :: ; ¢ ; a
Charmine & Sandra Musgrove, Wendy Vega, Pauline Rolle, Katie Hall; :: Canitra Mackey; Adrian, Alonzo, and Ambrosine Austin, Keshan and
Others: Janette Demeritte, Miriam Ferguson; Elsie Bain, Priscilla Bain, ::
Shadrock Collins, Alma Clarke & family, Shelia Cooper & Family, Sarah i
Duncombe & Family, Olive Ferguson & family, Oliver Ferguson & family, :: v : ja
Sheba Ferguson & family, Queenie Gray & family, Evan & Loreen Johnson, :! Isadora and Martha Moxey, Mary Miller, Elizabeth, Thelma, Pearly, Christina
Rubinson "Benzo" Marc, Shirleymae Martin, Sophia McIntosh & Family, }} and Rose Greene, Katrina, Cynthia, Venus, and Rita King, Brothers in law:
Leaylla McKenzie, Iris McKinney & Family, Keturah McKinney, Racina ::
McPhee, Helena Musgrove, Jacob Moss, Irlene Neeley & family, Justina ::
Neeley, Ruthmae Newbold & Family, Jeffenique Nottage, Allie Pinder & i!
family, Stephen Romer & family, Ema Rolle, Syvil Rolle & Family, Gracie ::
Rolle & Family, Lea Scavella, Frito Simeon & family, Sandra Taylor & ::
Family, James Rolle, Simeon Curtis, Ikel Curtis, David Thompson, Jane and ::
Nerlin Thompson and Family, Naomi Thurston, Lean Williams & family, the i:
Wells family, Dolly & family, Nathalee & family, Yvonne and family, Reathea i
& family, Nurlin, David, Edna & Blake, Telma, Erskin, Prescole, Ethel, Patsy !' Bodie, Children of Hasting and the Late Veronica Saunders, Children of
& family, and Beulah Walker, the Grants family, Aunt Chrishe & family, Gen ::
& Family, the Moss family, Alma & family, Nicole & family, the Walker ::
family of Abaco, Christine, Miss Lucky, Miss Sherry, Crystal Watson and H
Family, The Word Church of Faith Tabernacle, Prophetess Gail Brown, Church i: Manette and Tyrone Russell, Gertrude Stubbs, Mother Laura Roberts, Pastor
of the Divine Resurrection, Minister Azer Moss, Minister Aaron Moss, Minister :: Rudolph Roberts, Rev. Merle Sweeting, Pastor Monica Paul, Minister David
Philip Moss, Pastor Jacob Moss, Pastor Julie Farquharson, Bishop Clifford ::
Henfield & Grace Baptist Church family Abaco, Pastor Wilbur Outten & ::
Freeport Bible Church family, The Port Lucaya Straw Vendors, the Crown ::

Jewelers staff, the dedicated doctors, nurses and staff of the Rand Memorial :: Clarke family, St. Peter's Baptist church family and the entire community

of Mangrove Cay.

Hospital.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Robinson Road and Fifth i : ‘ :
Street on Friday from 11:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. and at the church on Saturday :: The bady will sepose-at Ruruss Menional Mortuary, om Thutsduy tron

from 1:30 P.M. until service time.

Minister Naomi Gretel King, 71

of Lil Harbour, Mangrove Cay will be held
on Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at St. Peter’s
Baptist Church, Little Harbour, Mangrove
Cay, Andros. Officiating will be Bishop
Michael C. Symonette assisted by Rev.
Godfrey Greene and other Ministers.
Interment in Pinders, Public Cemetery,
Mangrove Cay.

She is survived by her husband: Rev.
Solomon King; Seven daughters: Arnette
Swann, Idamae Russell, Nurse Annalee
King, Women Corporal # 1 053 Miriam
Thompson, Evangelist Barbara Mackey,
Susanne Austin, and Nurse Patrice Bowleg;
Four sons: Patrick, Lydell, Rudolph, and Ephraim King. Brothers: Rev.
Rufus, Rev. Harcourt (Junior), Cardinal, Hansel and George Green; Sister:

Carlton Mackey, Ambrose Austin and Patterson Bowleg; Aunt: Magnolia
Wright; Daughters in law: Henrietta, Shirlene, Nurse Deborah and Anastacia

Jr. Samantha, Jason, Chenovia, Cindera and Shaquille, Charles, Roderick
Lavanka, Edasha and Evonne King; Tristan and Brittany Davis; Bissanio,

Demiro Thompson; Kadeem and Akeem Palmer; Cachara, Carnesha and

Lavanda Cartwright, Great Grandchildren: Tashanell and Keysharia
Russell; Zion King; Lakeisha and Moesha Bastian, Tatyana Armbrister,
Treamine, Travis and Tristan Cartwright, Douglas Higgs; Sisters in law:

Rev. Hubert King, Etienne and Isiah King, Ivan Miller, Ralph and Reginald
Moxey, Prince Bodie and Hasting Saunders; Numerous Nieces and Nephews
including: Chandera Greene, the children of Rufus and Elizabeth Greene,
Children of Cardinal and Pearly Greene, Children of Harcourt and Christine
Greene, children of George and Rose Greene, Children of Etienne and Venus
King, Children of Rev. Hubert and Katrina King, Isiah and Cynthia King,
children of the late Philip and Rita King, Children of Mary and Ivan Miller,
Children of Martha and Reginald Moxey, Children of Karen and Prince

Isadora and Ralph Moxey and the children of the late Sheila and Cardinal
Moxey; A host of other relatives and friends Including: Leastine and
Zebedee Bastian, Deborah and Sidney Outten, Elgin and Shirley Wright,

Wallace and family, Pastors and Ministers of Mangrove Cay, Deacon Moody
Moxey and family, Joyce Greene, Nehemiah Miller and family, Norman
Rolle and family, Grace Roker, the Greene family, the Moxey family, the

i: 11:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. , Friday at the church in Mangrove Cay from
:: 3:00 P.M. until service time on Saturday.


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Butler's Funeral Homes & Crematorium

Telephone: 393-2822, York & Ernest Sts.
P.O. Box N-712, Nassau, Bahamas

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Shanon “Non” Edwards, 33

of Brown’s Alley off Kemp |
Road will be held on Saturday :
04th April 2009 at 12:00 noon :
at St. James Baptist Church, |
| St. James Road. Officiating ;
will be Rev. Charles Rolle, :
Rev Daniel Beneby and Rev :
William Hepburn. Interment :
will follow in Woodlawn :
Gardens, Soldier Road. ;

Left to cherish her memories :
is her son; Shannon Moss, two grandmothers; Rosalee :
McPhee Davis of Nassau and Rosetta Smith of Freeport :
Grand Bahama, seven sisters; Dominica Knowles, |
Bernadette, Clarisa, Erica, Kimberley and Nasal Smith, |
and Lisa, five brothers; Andrew, Jacob and Valentino |
Edwards and Alexander and Mercedes Smith, One :
special friend; Dave Strachan, thirteen aunts; |
Deaconess Ruthlyn Outten, Brendalee McPhee, :
Margaret Cash, Janice Ash, Sandy, Gladis and Ann ;
McPhee, Norma Pinder, Madonna Rahming, Winifred :
Humes, Patrice Baillou, Thelma Huyler and Evamae :
Smith ,four grand aunts; Mary Morris of Freeport :
Grand Bahama, Elizabeth Delancey, Iva and Maria |
McPhee, twelve uncles; Vincent, Julian, Demetrius :
and Valentino McPhee, Edward Outten, Officer Harris :
Cash and Deacon Andrew Ash. Daniel Pinder, |
Theophilus Humes, Ruben Smith, Valentine Huyler, |
Samuel Rahming, two grand uncles; Edward and :
Hubert McPhee, numerous nieces and nephews, and :
other friends and relatives including the Brown’s Alley :

friends and family, Kemp Road Community and the Moss, Kino Brennen, Van Benson and _ host of other

' family and friends too numerous to mention..

Progressive Liberal Party family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Butlers’ Funeral |
Homes & Crematorium, Ernest & York Streets on :
Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday :
at the church from 11:00 a.m. until service time. |

Ms. Correne Udell Moss, 88

of Emerald Ridge off Soldier
Road will be held on Saturday
04th April 2009 at 11:00 a.m.
at Mt. Pleasant Green Baptist
Church, East and Quakoo
| Streets. Officiating will be Rev.
'}| Dr. Wesley Thompson assisted
by Min. Mary Johnson.
Interment will follow in
Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier
Road.

Left to cherish her fond
memories is her three sons: Rev. George Moss, Rev.
Sean Moss, Frizzell Parks, two daughters: Vernencha
Blatch, Theresa Ramsey, granddaughters: Nadine, Karen,
Deidre, Nekita, grandsons: Craig, Coy, Terrell, Leonardo,
Daniel; great-granddaughters: Shaunte, Ene, Janea,
Kaylyn, Franchelle, Kamisha, Chloe, Danielle, Aniska,
Dawn; great-grandsons: Sean, Ethan, Jason, Jerniro,
Frizzell Jr., Kino Jr., Philip Jr. ,Jamal, Demal, nieces:
Williamae and Genevie Albury , Lilly Benson, Veronica
Cockbill, Phyllis Bastian, Margaret Hepburn, Myrtle
Bootle, Shirley Woods, Hellena Neilly, Sharon Lyles,
Neilly Johnson, Gloria Strachan, Virginia Neilly, Cynthia
Stewart, Millie Fox and Maryanne Nottage, nephews;
Renny Blatch, Sherman Moss, Clinton Neilly, David
Fowler, Randy Hanna, Vandiko Benson, Leslie Hutchinson,
Keith Moss; grand nieces: Dominique, Camille, Claudine,
Cecille, Dr. Jewel Dean, Min. Sandra Johnson, Angela
Bain, Michelle Joseph, and Ismae Hall, Louise, Thursa,;
grandnephew: Christopher, Anthony, Gary, Larry, Kevin;
sister-in-law : Caroline Moss; daughters-in-law; Flossie
Moss, Erin Moss, sons-in-law: Philip Ramsey, Kino

Friends may pay their last respects at Butlers’ Funeral
Homes & Crematorium, Ernest & York Streets on Friday
from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the
church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.


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FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 ¢ Fax: (242) 373-3005

FUNERAL SE

Dellarese Frazier, 46

| of Joan’s Heights West will be held on Saturday
April 4th 2009 at 10:00 am at New Covenant }

Baptist Church East West Highway Officiating :
will be pastor Ricardo Turner assisted by other ;
ministers of the gospel and Interment will follow :
in Lakeview Memorial Gardens John F. Kennedy

| Drive and Gladstone Roads.

| She is survived by her mother: Ella Thompson

Father: Christopher Thompson daughters: :

Cordell Frazier and Evette Frazier son: Lawrence }

Frazier Jr., Step son: Burcil Anderson Jr., Step ;

daughters: Lashan Moss and Tenaji Bethel and :

Shaneska Miller grand son: Kayden Adderley :

grand daugther: Kourtney Dean sisters: Roslyn Sands, Ellen Stubbs, Shonell :
Rahming, Annette Major, Berndette Murray, Christina Bailey brothers: Whitney }
Thompson, Sterling Thompson, CPT Kim Thompson, Trevor Thompson, Devon :
Thompson aunts: Edris Johnson, Lucy Thompson, uncles: Lionel Johnson, :
Bernard Thompson, nieces Kimberley Smith Musgrove, Michelle Smith, Robyn
Sands, Inderia Barry, Charese Sands, Kristal Thompson, Antoniece Thompson, i
Shayanna Thompson, Shamrean Thompson, Antoniece Major, Ashley Major, }
Danielle Thompson, Tanzanique Thompson, Sandra Thompson, Kimmeca
Thompson, Kimberley Thompson, Jane Thompson, Krista Bailey, Shantell Grant :
nephews: Samuel Woodside, Andre Stubbs, Trevor Thompson Jr., Dwayne Sands, }
Shanye Sands, Leonardo Sands, Shoan Thompson, Cadero Thompson, Karen }
Thompson, Duane Murray Jr. Daryn Murray, Antonio Greene Jamaal Major, i
Jarade Major, Julian Thompson, Ricardo Thompson, Sterling Thompson, Jamie :
Sturrup, brothers-in-law: Robert Sands, Philip Knowles, Burcil Clarke, Greg
Clarke, Henry Frazier, Thaddus Frazier, Kirk Clarke, Elvis Major, Duane Murray :
sisters-in-law: Sharon Thompson, Velma Thompson, Annamae Cox, Desiree
Clarke, Audrey Clarke, Edith Pratt grand nephews Tonano Tucker, Jamie Crawford i
grand niece: Deaniqua Sands , Other relatives and friends including: Angeline ;
Thompson, cherilyn Antonio, Tracey Brown, Kenrick Antonio, Garnell Johnson, :
Glenrea Sullivan, Nicara Miller, Terrance Johnson, Lionel Johnson Jr., Prinie :
Johnson, Chantell Grant, Krista Bailey, Anton Taylor, Kwame Adderley, Melissa i
Rodriques and Gia Williams, Watson Ettiene and family, Florese Simms and
Family, Pastor Collie and workmanship ministries, Vaughn Miller and family, :
Bonny Thompson and family, Shelly Thompson, ,Timothy Thompson, Vincent
Adderley, Joan’s Height’s Family, Friends of Elizabeth Estates Community, Mrs. i
Aranah and family, Tenaji Bethel and Family, Norma Dean and Family, Williams ;
Family, The Kemp Road Family, John Rolle and Family, Philip Rolle and Family, :
Jenny Bowleg and Family, Jessie Russell and Family, Chad Culmer, Tiffany :
Clarke and family, Suzzane Culmer and family, Anamae Forbes and family, :
Paulamae Ferguson, Mona Rolle and family, Reven Bowe, Dolly Pinder, The
right Hon Hubert Ingraham, Mrs. Ingraham and family, Dr. Elliston Rahming, :
Dr. Delton Farquarhason , Mosic Restaurant Atlantis, Dr Livingston Marshall, :
dr. Theodore Turnquest, The oncology Deprtment staff of P-M.H , Nurse Miller, :
Atlantis Medical, Dr. John Lunn, The Mangers Union, Blanche Turner and Family, }
Mary Dean and family, Paulamae Ferguson and family, Market Place Staff :
Atlantis, Barbara Jones Family, Gibson and company, Gail Lockhart Charles and
Co., Barbara Barnes, Lashan Smith, Prudance Black and Co., Charles Johnson :
and Family, Idell Adderley and Family, Burnt Ground Family Long Island, }
Eddison Lightbourne, and Family Sandra Cooper and family, Sheraton Family, :
Crystal Palace Family, Andrea Johnson and Family, Lashell Adderley and Family, :
and a host of other relatives and friends to numerous to mention ;

Viewing will be held in the Serenity Suite at Restview Memorial Mortuary and
Crematorium Ltd. Robinson and Soldier Roads on Friday from 10:00 am to :
6:00 pm and at the church from 8:30 am to service time. i

THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009, PAGE 23

NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 » Fax: (242) 340-8034

RVICES FOR

Theodore Rolle, 42

of Johnson Road will be held on Saturday April
4th 2009 at 11:00am at New Solid Rock Church
of God Officiating will be Pastor Samuel
Mortimer assisted by other ministers of the gospel
and Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens
Solider Roads.

Left to Cherish his found memories are his four
brothers Avery Rolle, Minister Franklyn Rolle,
Inspector Brian Rolle and Youth Minister Mario
Rolle Sr. Three sister Jacqueline Coakley,
Theresa Butler and Brendalee Minus One adopted
sister Linda Williams. Three Brothers In-law
Kilroy Coakley, Elkin Butler and Raynardo
Minus. Four Sister In-law Pastor Patricia Rolle, Marina Rolle, Shirley Rolle and
Sherrina Rolle. Two Aunts Eloise Mackey and Salome Rolle. One grandaunt
Aruda Moss. Twenty Nieces Monalisa, Shandaria, Kayrell, Kendowlyn, Averia,
Marika, Raygene, Karlene, Saya, Rayshan, Patricia, Nicole, Rita, Sophia, Charmine,
Laquelle, Salaika, April, Bianca and Nicole. Sixteen Nephews Angelo,
Cameron,Raynard,Klarance, Ashkan, Rashad, Mario Jr, Joshua, Marco, Kendall,
Wardell, Cardell, Lester, Dwight, Gary and Karame. Two grand Nephews Maleek
and Michael Jr. Two grand Nieces Khalyicia and Khandice. Other relatives and
friends including Madeline and Samuel Basden, Patrice Rolle, Letisha and
Joycelyn Clarke, Augusta and Churchill McNeil, Iona and Keith Harris, Ashley
and Christine Clarke, Louise Smith, Mabel Rolle, Dorothy Smith, Pearl Munroe,
Joycelyn Bolden, Michelle and Charlene Rolle, Leonard and Livingstone Rolle
Albert, Arlington, Andrew, Roger and Sandra Armbrister, Minister Jennifer
Sheldon Newton, Gregory and Bloneva Mackey, Ruben Mackey, Evelyn Munroe,
Lawrence and Ruth Rolle, Kendall and Nursing Officer Michelle Rolle, Wendell
and Pamela Rolle, Anthony and Sabrina Rolle, Kevin Rolle, Christine and Lorene
Rolle. The Clarke Family, The Armbrister Family, Mackey Family, Rolle Family,
Kelly and Alvina Beneby, Georgina Pennerman, S.R.C. Family, Johnson Road
Community, Mr.& Mrs. Cordell Delancy and family, Bishop Samuel Mortimer
and the New Solid Rock Church of God family, Captain Lee Armbrister, the Male
Medical 2 Staff, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Viewing will be held in the Irenic Suite at Restview Mortuary and Crematorium
Ltd. Robinson and Soldier Roads on Friday from 10:00am to 6:00 pm and at the
church on Saturday from 9:30 am to service time.

DEATH NOTICE
Mr. Rupert Culmer, 77

of #3 Intergray Road Imperial Park died at
Doctor’s Hospital on March 31st 2009.

He is survived by his wife Ms. Fay Culmer sons:
Dwayne Culmer daughters: Sharon Culmer,
Raquel Garnette, Nicole Johnson sisters: Idell
Jones, Louise Welch , Veronica Thompson
brothers: John, Eugene, Godfrey, Kermit,
Kenneth Culmer and host of other relatives
and friend to numerous to mention.

Funeral arrangements will be made at later
| date.


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Revloiae Memorial Moluary
and Crematouium Limiled

FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 * Fax: (242) 373-3005

NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 * Fax: (242) 340-8034

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

DASIL BABATES JOLLY, 92

OF SEAGRAPE, EIGHT MILE ROCK,

GRAND BAHAMA AND FORMERLY OF }
BOTTLE CREEK, NORTH CAICOS, WILL :
BE HELD ON SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2009
AT 11:00 A.M. AT MT. CALVARY :
BAPTIST CHURCH, SEAGRAPE, EIGHT
MILE ROCK, GRAND BAHAMA. }
OFFICIATING WILL BE PASTOR PAUL
INTERMENT WILL :
FOLLOW IN THE HARBOUR WEST :

MULLINGS.
PUBLIC CEMETERY, BARTLETT HILL,

EIGHT MILE ROCK, GRAND BAHAMA.

Left to cherish her memories are her children:
Hopeful Handfield, Eldon “Junior”,
Grandville “Bar”, Gloria, Sandra “June”, :
Theresa “Sister, Brenda “Kay”, Gussy, Shaun, :
Ricky and Beatrice Jolly, Luenann Thompson, Norma Delancy, Benjamin Forbes,
Vernita Missick, Martha Hudson, Princess Basden and Lovely Taylor; adopted :

daughter: Mila Cox; grandchildren: Samuel, Warren, Hopeful Jr., Calvin,

Jonathan, Denise, Tanya, Erica, Alexander, Tiffany, Eruaka, Raylene “Shelly”,

Renaldo “Reno”, Lenardo, Rebecca, Karen, Sophia, Dwayne, Herrington, Fidel,
Megan, Rapheal, Tashika, Indi, Orma, Gloriana, Puggy, Queamad, Adrian,
Marknell, Roxanne, Antonette, Jordell, Shavado “Vado”, Kalima, Barron, Natho,

Samika, Phillipa, Phillippe, Phillici, Meoshi, Demetri, Tammy, Nicky, Renea

and Ebbie; great grandchildren: Toni, Caldell Junior, Queanard, Quesean,
Quinote, Eldon III, Yasmine, Homer III, Jayden, Renaja, Isreal, Zamaria, Kyria,
Akeelah, Hillarie, Samantha, Tesha, Troyanna, Torye, Royel, Anita, Randish,

Lauren and Warren “Junior”; 20 great-great grandchildren; sisters: Roselyn
Handfield, Caramenda Smith, Dottis Williams, Gretel Grant and Thelman
Campbell; brothers: Stanley Williams, Andrew, Rufus, Charles and Kenneth :

Williams; nieces and nephews: Cendrora, Cheerful, Marjorie, Shurine, Patrice,
Judy, Jackie, Jannay, Martin, Mclean, Clyde, Eddie, Jerome, Tavardo, Veronica,
Syprianne, Eleanor, Shamika, Sandra, Patrice, Valrey, Lesiann, Wesley, Bridette,

Phillip, Crystal, Kendro, Keira, Vanessa, Demetri, Alex, Aluardo, Kyle, Audry,
Latoya, Janderlyn, Vivian, Villamae, Agatha, Elena, Patricks, Challis, Iona and :
Donna; daughters-in-law: Susan Gardiner, Lorna Jolly and Victoria Handfield; :

sons-in-law: Mark and Simmie Baptiste and Sherland Henfield; sisters-in-law:

Patrina Williams and Bloneva; brothers-in-law: Willard Smith, Sydney Grant :
and Jacob Campbell and a host of other relatives and friends including: the entire :
Seagrape Community, Pastor Paul and Lady Margaret Mullings, Mt. Calvary }
Baptist Church family, Tuesday and Thursday Prayer Band members, Wellington :
Stubbs and family, Tani Williams and family, Tanja Williams and family, Flexi :

Hall and family, Rose Williams and family, Savalitha, Julia, the DeGregory’s,

Ben Alexander, Nicole Russell, Vera Delancy, Grand Bahama Taxi Union, Philip

Woodside, Ivy McIntosh, Murlene Cox, Brenda Theresa Hilbert, Margeria,

Velma Cox, Shantell Higgs, Melva Williams and family, Norma Smith and :
family, Wendy’s management and staff, Royal Islander management and staff, i
Palm Security management and staff, Freeport Roofing and Construction :
management and staff, the Cooling Waters family, Freeport Container Port :
Engineering Department, New Image management and staff, doctors and nurses

ant the Rand Memorial Hospital.

VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE “CELESTIAL SUITE” OF RESTVIEW :
MEMORIAL MORTUARY AND CREMATORIUM LIMITED, 11-A EAST :
CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM 10:00
A..M. TO 6:00 P.M AND AT THE CHURCH ON SATURDAY FROM 9:30 |

A.M. UNTIL SERVICE TIME.

THERESA ARNETTE
WILLIAMS nee PINDER, 47

OF #3 CHURCH HILL ROAD, SOUTH
BAHAMIA, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA AND FORMERLY OF
MATTHEW TOWN, INAGUA WILL BE
HELD ON SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2009
AT 11:00 A.M. AT THE PRO-
CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING,
EAST ATLANTIC DRIVE AND
PIONEER’S WAY, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA. OFFICIATING WILL BE THE
REV’D CANON HARRY BAIN
ASSISTED BY THE REV’D CANON
WINFIELD GOODRIDGE AND THE
REV’D TELLISON GLOVER.
INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW IN THE
GRAND BAHAMA MEMORIAL PARK
SECTION 2, FROBISHER DRIVE,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA.

Left to cherish her memories are her husband: Harold A Williams; son:

Harold A Williams Jr.; daughter: Perissa Ashley Williams; father: Carlton D.
Pinder Sr.; sister: Effie Higgs; four brothers: Carlton Jr., Roderick, Paul and
Mark Pinder; adopted mother: Anna Hall; mother-in-law: Peirrina Julie
Williams; father-in-law: Samuel A Williams; five brothers-in-law: Derwin
Higgs Sr., Jeffrey, Alex, Christopher and Eric Williams; six sisters-in-law:
Annette and Kerrina Pinder, Faye, Garnell, Patrice and Rochelle Williams; four
adopted brothers: Joe Cartwright, Kevin, Peter and Damien Hall; three adopted
sisters: Effie Williams, Ruth Hield and Faith Hall; nephews: Derwin Jr. Demetre,
Daryll Higgs, Carlton, Roderick Jr, Mark Jr., Pinder, Jeffrey Jr. Alex Jr. Alonzo,
Chris Jr. Mickoby, Kristian and Garnett “Geo”; nieces: Danielle Higgs, Tatyana,
Roshan, Mariana Pinder, Raquel, Haley, Aliah, Coshan, Alexis, Fallon, Chanelle
and Brie; two grand nieces: Da-Nayah and Da-Nahjrae’; uncles: Roderick
“Tommy”, Edgar Pinder and Ruebin Knowles; aunts: Mable Henderson,
Katherine (Kitty) Knowles, Joyce and Adina Pinder; uncle-in-law: Millard
Bethel, Frank Theoc and Daniel Smith; aunts-in-law: Linda Smith and Christine
Theoc; godchildren: Matthew Smith, & Tina’s son; and a host of other relatives
and special friends including: Rodrick Jr. “Pumpkin”, Dwight, Kevin, Bolton,
Judith Brown, Sonia Graham, Debbie Ferguson, Ruth Joseph, Aunt Nell, Adrian,
Marie, Iona, Debbie, Denise, Patrice, Lorenzo, Carlos, Ezra, Karl, Carla, Sherry,
Ezzard, Peter, Rochelle Knowles, Jeffery, Barbara Henderson, Cestina Nixon,
Christine, Alice, Beverley McDonald, Andrew And Reggie Dean, Senator Dr.
Michael Darville, Paul Darville, Capt & Mrs. Garnett Rolle, Mary & Peter
Kaklamanakis, The Management & Staff at Seventeen Shop, The Management
& Staff at Butler’s Specialty Foods, The Management & Staff at Bahamasair,
Canon Harry Bain, Fr. Glover, Fr. Goodrich, Ms. Carolyn Hanna, Church Family
of Pro Cathedral Of Christ The King, Dr. John Lunn, Dr. Mcdougal, Doctors
and Nurses at Doctors Hospital especially Nurse Norma Rhm., Mss., Doctors
and Nurses at The Rand Memorial Hospital also her special friends: Judith
Brown, Sonia Graham, Debbie Ferguson, Ruth Joseph and Aunt Nell.

VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE “SERENITY SUITE” OF RESTVIEW
MEMORIAL MORTUARY AND CREMATORIUM LIMITED, 11-A EAST
CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM 10:00
A..M. TO 6:00 P.M AND AT THE CHURCH ON SATURDAY FROM 9:30
A.M. UNTIL SERVICE TIME.


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fries ddiade (decayed rier don ‘naa

Harewood Sinclair Higgs LF.D.

MR. KIRKWOOD
"Baby Boy'
ROLLE, 65

of Major Road, Yellow Elder
Gardens will be held on
Saturday, April 4th, 2009 at
Kemp Road Ministries at 11
am. Officiating will be Rev.
Dr. Ivan Forde Butler Jr.,
assisted by other ministers of
the gospel. Interment will
follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to cherish his Legacy and fond memories is his
wife, Mrs. Rosalie Rolle; (4) Daughters, Minister Patricia
Morley, Jackie Deveaux, Daphne Rolle, Raquel Dawkins;
(4) Sons, Ricardo, Jermaine, Kirkwood Rolle Jr. &
Stanly Lloyd; (3) Sons-in-Law, Eldridge Morley, Rae
Dawkins, Tenny Deveaux; (2) Daughters-in-Law, Flora
Rolle, Maria Lloyd; (1) Brother, Henry Goat Man Rolle;
(3) Sisters, Mae Sweeting, Miriam & Frianca Rolle; (1)
Aunt, Bessie Graham of Miami Florida; (3) Brothers-
in-Law, Wesley, James & George Newbold; (17)
Grandchildren, Dario, Darrel, Sade Rolle, RaShad,
Rashea, Rae Deveaux, D'vante Morley, Alexi St. Albord,
Andrew Capron, Terrell Dawkins, Jernell Rolle,
Kirkwood Jr. II, Kallena Kaleigh Rolle Stanton, Jael &
Allana Lloyd; (16) Nieces, (8) Nephews, (11)
Grandneices, (24) Grandnephews; Numerous Relatives
and Friends including; Costella Bowleg, Hanna Brice,
Edwards Flowers, Bishop John Humes, Bishop Solomon
Humes, Simeon Curtis, Kelvin & Carla Stubbs, Bishop
George & Pastor Saveletta Fowler & The Final Hour
Family, Elaine Larimore, The Thompson Family, Ezra
Curry, Hillan Minus, Kenneth & Margaret Goddard, The
Morley family, The Smith family, The Entire Rokers
Point Community Of Exuma, Phillip Stubbs, Hezekiah
& Jeffeth Smith, The Roach Family, Anthony & Chery
Maycock & family, The Management and Staff of
Bahamas Academy.

Viewing will be held at Gateway Memorial Mortuary,
Friday from 10:00am to 6:00 p.m. and at the church on
Saturday from 10am until service time.