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The Tribune
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Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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2009
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English
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.

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Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

A 25-YEAR-OLD Bahamian
man has been arrested in the
United States and is set to face
charges over the death of his
four-month-old son - three
months after the baby suffered
other injuries which the father
was suspected of inflicting.

Now an internal review is
being conducted by Child Pro-
tective Services (CPS) in Texas
into how the case of baby Jay-
den Farrington was handled by
the agency, according to a
source in Dallas.

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Chief Justice’s
departure ‘may
be for best’

SOME members of the
legal profession claim they
are profoundly disappoint-
ed at Sir Burton Hall’s
tenure as Chief Justice and
insist his departure may be
“for the best”.

Several very experienced
attorneys yesterday told The
Tribune that while Sir Bur-
ton has the ability and was
initially effective adminis-
tratively, he fell into obscu-
rity for much of his time in
the post and did not push
for needed reforms.

The Cabinet Office
announced on Thursday that
Sir Burton, the country’s top
jurist, is going on leave in
August to become a perma-
nent judge of the Interna-
tional Criminal Tribunal for
the former Yugoslavia
(UICTY).

Sir Burton, 62, who has
held the post of Chief Justice
for almost eight years, hav-
ing previously been a
Supreme Court Judge and a
Justice of Appeal, was
described by one prominent
attorney yesterday as a man
with “a brilliant brain.”

“When he was appointed
Chief Justice there was cele-
bration among many of us.
But since he became Chief
Justice, there’s been no reor-
ganisation, no modernisa-
tion, no streamlining, noth-
ing has happened in the
Supreme Court to make the
judicial system either user
friendly, competitve or
accountable or in anyway
responsive to the needs to
the needs of the Bahamian
public.”

Another said that while in

Jayden was known to the
agency as an “at-risk” child
after he suffered two skull frac-
tures at his home in March
which caused the CPS to take
steps towards ensuring the child
was protected.

Among these were to having
the child’s mother agree that he

TWO women and a baby yesterday
made a lucky escape from a car which
burst into flames on a busy street (pic-
tured above).

Mickela Brown, 27, her six-month-old
daughter and a friend were driving along
Shirley Street, Nassau, when they noticed
smoke inside the car. They pulled off
the road in front of Collins House and got
out of the vehicle, a navy blue 2003

Chevrolet Impala, just minutes before it
went up in flames. Speaking to The Tri-
bune afterwards, Ms Brown said she had
been on the way to hospital to donate
blood for her mother when she noticed
smoke coming from the armrest.

“After we pulled on the side of the
road a gentlemen came to assist us. We
opened the hood of the car and there
was no fire, we looked underneath the

car and there was no fire. But then I
looked inside and there were flames com-
ing up on the side of the driver’s seat,”
she said. As motorists and pedestrians
on Shirley Street watched, the car’s gas
tank exploded. However, Fire Services
were quick to respond and the blaze,
which caused plumes of smoke in the
area, was successfully put out. The burned
wreckage was later towed away.

“his early years” in the role
the Chief Justice was espe-
cially strong, this did not last.

Despite his potential for
influence, Sir Burton “just
disappeared from the judi-
cial scene”, claimed several
other lawyers.

SEE page seven

would not be in contact with his
father.

Patrick Crimmins, a
spokesman for the CPS, said:
“She agreed to reside away
from the father. She also agreed
that she wouldn’t have any con-
tact with the father and that she
would be protective of the
child.”

However, the alarm was
again raised about the well-
being of Jayden by a babysitter
at around noon last Wednes-
day.

He was taken to the Arling-
ton Memorial Hospital having
suffered a skull fracture and
abdominal injuries. He died at
around 8pm, police said.

Jason Antoine Farrington is
being held in the Arlington City
Jail, in Texas, and is set to face
charges of causing injury to a
child with intent to cause seri-
ous bodily injury.

He has not been allowed to
post bail because of a federal
immigration hold.

SEE page seven



WHILE the world
mourned the death of
superstar Michael
Jackson, local lottery
players were quick to
try and capitalise from
the singer’s death by
using his age as their
“lucky” number.

Pronounced dead
on Thursday evening
at the age of 50, any
three digit number including the
number five was sold out in
numbers houses across Nassau
from 11am yesterday.

Many Jackson fans opted to
“put their money where their
hearts were” and “try their
luck” at the lottery.

However, their efforts proved
to be in vain as 500, or 050 did
not fall yesterday.

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recorded; in Early
Miami 155; and 806
in Early Chicago.
While technically
illegal in the
Bahamas, many
Bahamians enjoy
playing the local
numbers games and
often wager small to
large sums of mon-
ey on the possibly of
benefiting from the $900 to the
dollar payout.

Meanwhile, the police con-
ducted a raid at two Percy’s
Web Shop locations on Wulff
Road and Pitt Road.

A number of employees were
taken into custody along with
an undetermined amount of
money and a number of com-

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North Andros youth camp closure
will ‘devastate island’s economy’

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

THE closure of the National
Youth Service Programme's
camp in North Andros yester-
day will devastate the island's
already struggling economy and
be a detriment to the country’s
at-risk youth, claims local MP
Vincent Peet.

The camp employed more
than 30 staff and injected more
than $600,000 of revenue into
the community, said Mr Peet.

He went on: "The economy
in North Andros is depressed
and to take 30 jobs (away) it's
just heartless.”

The former employees, along
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have started a petition urging
the Government to reconsider
its position on the camp, said
Mr Peet.

Camp cook Sheila Rolle said
she did not take the news of the
closure well and told how it
places a "tremendous strain" on
her family.

"It's a blow. I have to try
think about what my next step
is. I don't know where to go
from here,” said the 58-year-old
widow.

Jeffrey Lloyd, the programme
director and talk show host, said
he will petition the Government
to see if they will provide some
sort of severance package for
camp employees.

SEE page nine



PAGE 2, SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2009

THE TRIBUNE



LOCAL NEWS



Malfunction at plant
was ‘isolated incident’

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

A TECHNICAL fault at the
Blue Hills Reverse Osmosis
plant that led to water short-
ages for thousands of residents
last week will not be repeated,
suppliers said yesterday.

The malfunction, which
occurred on Thursday, June 18,
left some residents of eastern
New Providence without run-
ning water for as many as six
days, and water supplies were
reduced to a trickle for persons
living in the Carmichael area.

Experts from Consolidated
Water Bahamas Ltd, responsi-
ble for the supply of reverse
osmosis water for the Water
and Sewerage Corporation
(WSC), flew in to repair the
fault last weekend and the
plant returned to normal oper-

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State for the Environment
Phenton Neymour said in a
press conference at Dock-
endale House yesterday.

Consolidated Water
Bahamas general manager
Mario Bastian explained that
the system broke down as
technicians were installing a
standard Unlimited Power
Supply (UPS) on Thursday.
As technicians rebooted the
system, a number of control
issues became apparent and
water processing ceased at the
plant that usually produces
five million gallons of water a
day.

An IT specialist was flown
in from the Cayman Islands
on Friday, June 19, and a con-
trol specialist from Venezuela
arrived in Nassau last Satur-
day.

Mr Bastian said: “We were
able to determine there were
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quickly resolved those issues.

“Further to that we experi-
enced software issues with our
control systems. We worked
with the author of that software
via the online system and final-
ly brought the plant back online
permanently on Monday.”

During the breakdown, 12
million gallons of the 30 mil-
lion gallons stored at Blue
Hills were used, and the sys-
tem has since been running at
above usual capacity to gen-
erate the 24 million gallons
held in the storage facility
today.

Officials stressed that the
malfunction was an unpre-
dictable, isolated incident and
tests have been run to prevent
it from recurring.

Consolidated Water Chief
Executive Officer Rick
McTaggart said: “We apolo-
gise to the WSC and the
Bahamian public for any prob-

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lems they experienced last
weekend because of electrical
problems.

“A number of minor issues
conspired to shut down the
plant, but we have now
replaced faulty components,
and we are evaluating how to
further improve the control
system.

“T thank staff who worked
diligently through the night to
get the plant up and running
— it appears they have been
successful and everything is
back to normal now.”

Mr Neymour added: “We
are pleased that the response
time was very good and in
addition to that it’s important
that we document and note the
lessons learned from this expe-
rience and put in place a
response plan so if this hap-
pens again we can respond
quicker with minimal or no
effect to the general public.”

The WSC has identified
additional water resources in
the New Providence well fields
to meet escalating demand, and
heavy rains this Spring mean
1.4 million gallons of water
have been collected in the well
fields, Mr Neymour said.

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THE malfunction left some residents of eastern New Providence without
running water for as many as six days, and water supplies were reduced
to a trickle for persons living in the Carmichael area.

BYAW invites members of the

THE Baptist Young Adult Women’s Ministry Arm of
the National Baptist Women’s Convention is inviting
members of the public to attend “A night of revival”.

The event, which takes place at 7pm on Monday, June
29, will be led by Evangelist Crystal N Ferguson, president
of the BYAW, and will be held at the Mt Ararat Baptist

Church.

Also speaking will be Minister Patrice Ellis of Faith
United Baptist Church and Minister Barbara-Lyn Thomp-

son of First Baptist Church.

“Tt is time to shake ourselves and awake to righteous-
ness; restore the dry and barren places in our lives; and be
rekindled by the Holy Spirit with power to work the min-
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ment.

Call for immediate
action to protect
children from abuse

OPPOSITION spokesperson
on Social Services Melanie Grif-
fin criticised Minister of State
for Social Development Loretta
Butler-Turner for not putting
forward a concrete plan to
address the problem of the
“overwhelming” levels of child
abuse in the Bahamas.

In a press statement released
on Thursday, Mrs Griffin called
on the state minister to imme-
diately put several programmes
in place to protect the country’s
children.

“Tt was absolutely incredible
to note during the recent budget
debate that the Minister of State
in the Ministry of Labour and
Social Development could not
put forward a plan by the min-
istry to address the current over-
whelming levels of child abuse
in the country today, particular-
ly due to the impact of the eco-
nomic recession.

“The ministry is responsible
for the care and protection of
children, for implementing poli-
cies and programmes that would
ensure that care and protection,
and for responding to extraor-
dinary circumstances where the
life, care and protection of chil-
dren and all vulnerable mem-
bers of our society are at stake,”
she said.

Among other things, Ms
Griffin is calling for the Nation-
al Child Protection Council to
be mandated and provided with
the necessary resources “to
increase its programmes to edu-
cate the public about the high
incidences of child abuse and
what steps they ought to take
to prevent it and report it.”

She further reiterated the
need for a special task force.

“Realising that the work load

is too much for the current lev-
el of staff in Child Protective
Services, the ministry should
activate a special task force to
address the high incidences of
reported abuse of children.
While this task force be led by
Child Protective Services, it
should be comprised of retired
social workers, social workers
who are awaiting employment
in the ministry, social workers
who may be deployed in other
government agencies, social
workers who are on study leave
at the College of the Bahamas
and elsewhere,” she said.

Mrs Griffin also called on
government to enlist the assis-
tance of the Bahamas Christian
Council and other religious
organisations to reach families
with faith-based initiatives.

Businesses and other civic
organisations, she said, should
also be enlisted as a part of a
holistic attack to fight back this
current surge in child abuse.

“Even as social assistance is
provided to families in need and
efforts must be increased to
ensure that this assistance is giv-
en on a more timely basis, we
cannot sit back and continue to
see the kind of reports we are
seeing daily in the media about
what is happening with our chil-
dren and know from the infor-
mation at our disposal the
incredible levels of abuses
against our children and just
continue to narrate the prob-
lem. Action must be taken and it
must be taken now,” she said.

She further renewed her plea
to government to increase its
efforts, to bring the Child Pro-
tection Act 2007 into force,
“even if in phases as I have been
advised is their intention.”



THE TRIBUNE

SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2009, PAGE 3



Government looks to stop revenue

drain from unregulated gambling

YOU
VEX

You know, sometimes I

hate being Bahamian.
Hate is a very strong word but it
is just how I'm feeling. I mean
how is it that we can allow our-
selves to just sit back and allow
these rapists, child molesters
and so-called parents to contin-
ue to hurt our children?

"It sickens me to see these
paedophiles walk free and roam
the streets to prey on other chil-
dren. Furthermore some of
these mothers are just as
responsible. Send them to jail
too! Heaven knows that Iam
truly vex."

- Young & upset.

"T vex that these good-for-
nothing people at Ministry of
Works blaming the rain for the
horrendous state of our ‘roads’.
It rains all the time in other
parts of the world yet in all my
travels I have never fallen into
literal ditches while driving on
city streets!

"Maybe they need to re-eval-
uate what they use to fill these
potholes because there seriously
has to be another way to deal
with these craters in the road
that are a nuisance and a hazard
to the driving public. Ministry of
Works should be ashamed!"

- Dodging ditches in Nassau.

"T vex at the slackness that
continues to go on at BTC! For
the last few nights this week I
have been unable to make calls
at night, I have not even been
able to check my account. I only
have a cell phone, no land line
at my house, but if I put money
on my phone I should at least be
able to make a call anytime, if
heaven help me, there is an
emergency.

"Thank God I was able to
send a text out so that I could
get incoming calls, but it is
ridiculous in this day and age
my cell phone does not work
when I really need it. Get it
together BTC!"

- Ready for privatisation.

"I vex because I could see I
need to start toting water from
the government pump to get a
decent bath even though I pay
Water and Sewerage for their
rusty water. I was so upset after
Icame home from a hard day's
work off two jobs this week and
T couldn't even come home to a
nice hot shower because of
some ‘malfunction’ at Water
and Sewerage. I came home at
11pm stinking to high heaven
and then I turned on the tap to
find the water is off.

"I was exhausted but had to
stay up for another 45 minutes
praying for a trickle from the
pump to get a comfort that is
also a basic necessity. And this
is on top of the rusty, low pres-
sure water that I suffer as a resi-
dent of eastern New Provi-
dence. When it ain’ one thing in
this country it's the next. Man, I
ready to move to the States."

- Suffering out East

Are you vex? Send your com-
plaint to whyyouvex@tribuneme-
dia.net or fax it to 'Vex' at 328-
2398.

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Maritime summer
camp for eighth
and ninth graders

THE College of the Bahamas’
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sci-
ences and Campbell Shipping are
hosting a maritime summer camp
for eighth and ninth graders.

The three-week camp, which
began on June 22 and goes until
July 9, is designed for students
who plan to undertake courses or
enter professions in the field of
marine or maritime sciences.

The goal of the camp is to
expose the participants to the the-
oretical and practical components
of marine and maritime disci-
plines and to enable them to
make informed decisions on their
career choices. Classes are held
Monday through Friday from

DESMOND BANNISTER

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia. net

GOVERNMENT is concerned
about the millions of dollars in lost
revenue from unregulated gambling
and is considering introducing reg-
ulations to tax the ‘underground sec-
tor’, Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture Desmond Bannister said.

Mr Bannister said government is
looking at ways to ensure that pos-
sible taxes derived from that rev-
enue stream "benefit the country in
some meaningful way.” He added

that while the prospect of a nation-
al lottery is not high on the govern-
ment's agenda, “it is something that
may grow out of (the plans to regu-
late the sector).”

Question

The issue was raised by Mr Ban-
nister in response to a question by
an audience member at the Cham-
ber of Commerce's 'Meet the Min-
ister’ forum on Thursday.

“Government is concerned with
regulating what occurs now and

ensuring that the revenue stream
benefits the country in some mean-
ingful way,” he told the audience.

However, Mr Bannister did not
specifically identify which aspect of
gambling the government is consid-
ering regulating.

"I'm not talking about regulating
any particular entity, I'm talking
about looking at what Bahamians
are doing as a people, determining
what effects that is having on our
economy and deciding whether or
not in the best interest of our people
that should be regulated. So I'm not





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GRAND Bahama Power
Company (GBPC) president and
CEO E O Ferrell yesterday apol-
ogised for the “unacceptable ser-
vice” that his company’s cus-
tomers received during the
months of May and June.

It was also announced that
GBPC will seek the assistance of
international companies to help
them improve service on Grand
Bahama. Speaking at a press con-
ference yesterday, Mr Ferrell said
that “the CEO of Grand Bahama
Power Companies majority own-
er, Marubeni TAQA, has been
on the island recently to survey
and understand the issues facing
GBPC, and because of this there
are a number of activities cur-
rently underway and a number
of additional initiatives just begin-
ning that will serve to improve
the reliability of the generation
plant.”

Michael Cilinski, vice-president
of generation and technical ser-
vices, said the current problems
are the result of generating prob-
lems, primarily with the older
generation units.

“We have developed a two-
pronged approach, our short-term
plan is to garner assistance from
sister utilities in the Caribbean.
In addition to this we will be
bringing over an engineer from
the original equipment vendor
with Diesel background to assist
with oversight of maintenance of
the Diesel units,” he said.

Mr Cilinski said the GBPC
generation team will continue to
work the hours necessary in order
to keep the plant operational.

He said that the GBPC team

has just completed a rework of
the preventative maintenance
programme to improve the effec-
tiveness of the work management
process. “In the long term, GBPC
has entered into an agreement
with a consulting firm from the
UK to have them visit our facility
and conduct a thorough assess-
ment of our plant and practices
and develop recommendations to
bring GBPC to best practices,”

he said. Mr Cilinski noted this
was expected to be completed by
Fall. He also announced that
GBPC expects to begin rotating
selected generation leaders for
two to three-month periods to
other utility sites in the Caribbean
and Middle East to work with
their sister companies. That pro-
ject will also bring selected indi-
viduals from these companies to
Grand Bahama.

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of revenue that is unregulated in
this country and determine if those
streams of revenue continue, how
they are to be regulated.

Recently police have been crack-
ing down on local number houses,
just yesterday raiding two Percy’s
Web Shop locations on Wulff and
Pitt Roads. A number of employ-
ees were reportedly taken into cus-
tody along with an undetermined
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Liberals prod Obama on health bill

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama
has learned the lessons of Bill Clinton's failed bid
to overhaul America's health care system. Too
well, in fact, say fellow Democrats angry over his
refusal to intervene while a conservative pro-
posal advances in the Senate.

Obama says he supports a government-run
health insurance programme to compete with
private insurers, a proposal that is popular with
many Americans, especially Democrats. But he
is standing by as a watered-down, bipartisan ver-
sion appears likely to be included in a Senate
package. The president's allies hope it can be
strengthened later, or at least accepted by liber-
als who want a tougher measure. Compromise is
essential to every tough political battle, they say,
and Obama may prove wise by keeping his
options open in a health care debate certain to
last for months.

Frustrated liberal activists, however, point to
polls showing strong public support for a gov-
ernment-run option that is more robust than the
one apparently favoured by the Senate Finance
Committee. They ask why Democrats, who con-
trol the House, Senate and White House, are
pushing a version backed by many Republicans.

White House aides say Obama wants to avoid
issuing non-negotiable demands early in the leg-
islative process. He feels Clinton made such a
mistake in a failed 1993 bid to revamp the health
care system. Obama has made clear that he sup-
ports a bona fide public option for health insur-
ance, which critics say is missing from the Senate
Finance package, at least for now.

But Obama "wants comprehensive health
reform even more," said former Sen. Tom
Daschle, who has advised the administration on
health care. "He will do all he can to get a pub-
lic option," Daschle said, "but at the end of the
day, the only thing non-negotiable is success."

Some Democrats, however, feel Obama has
over-learned the lessons of 1993 and is bending
over too far to attract Republican support in the
Senate. Unless he and congressional Democrat-
ic leaders agree to strengthen the public insur-
ance provision later in the legislative process,
they say, he may regret his hands-off approach.

"No one in this building wants health care
reform as much as we do," California Democra-
tic Rep. Lynn Woolsey, co-chair of the Con-
gressional Progressive Caucus, told reporters in
the Capitol this week. However, she said, if a bill
"does not include a real and robust public option
that lives up to our criteria, then we will fight it
with everything that we have."

The legislative focus is on the 100-member
Senate, where the rules make it difficult to pass
contested bills without 60 votes; there are 57
Democrats, plus two independents who usually
vote with Democrats. The House is moving a
Democratic-crafted bill virtually certain to
include a publicly run health insurance provider
with the clout to compete with private insurers.

In the Senate, Democratic Finance Commit-
tee Chairman Max Baucus is determined to win
some Republican support for a far-reaching
health care bill, which eventually must be rec-

onciled with the House version to become law.
Republican members oppose a public option
similar to the House's plan, saying it would have
unfair advantages that would drive private insur-
ers out of business.

Many Democrats dispute that claim, but Bau-
cus is leaning toward a compromise version
involving non-profit cooperatives. Critics say co-
ops would not be genuine public options for
health insurance.

Proposed by Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad,
the co-ops would receive federal startup money,
but then would operate independently of the
government. They would have to maintain the
same financial reserves that private companies
are required to keep in case of unexpectedly
high claims. With the administration declining to
publicly criticise the co-op proposal, other
Democrats have stepped in.

Sen. Chuck Schumer says the co-ops would
lack sufficient startup funding, and they would be
too decentralized to bargain for the best values
for insurance buyers nationwide. An acceptable
public option must have a presidentially appoint-
ed board to make rules without interference
from the insurance industry, he says.

"Right now, this co-op idea doesn't come
close to satisfying anyone who wants a public
plan," Schumer said this week.

In an interview Thursday, he said Baucus was
weighing his request to bulk up Conrad's pro-
posal. If that fails, critics of the co-op compro-
mise will have other chances to change it, and
Obama can weigh in if he likes. The Senate
Finance Committee bill could be amended on the
Senate floor. The bill could be rewritten in
House-Senate negotiations. Or Senate Democ-
rats could use a strong-arm measure, called rec-
onciliation, to pass a version with little or no
Republican support.

All those options carry political risks and
uncertainty. Obama repeatedly promotes a pub-
lic insurance option that sounds similar to the
robust programme the House wants.

"The public plan, I think, is an important tool
to discipline insurance companies," he said in a
news conference Tuesday. But he said he would
draw no "lines in the sand," leaving proponents
to wonder whether he might eventually drop
the public programme in exchange for some-
thing else. Insurance companies oppose the pub-
lic option proposal. Their cause was hurt this
week when congressional investigators said two-
thirds of the U.S. health insurance industry used
a faulty database that overcharged patients for
seeing doctors outside their insurance network,
costing Americans billions of dollars in inflated
medical bills. The investigation was headed by
Sen. Jay Rockefeller. He is among the Democ-
rats who will press Obama to back a potent gov-
ernment-run health insurance programme.

"Health care reform cannot succeed without
a strong public plan option that works for the
American people," Rockefeller's office said this
week.

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I would be very pleased if you
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thing must be done about the
jitneys in Nassau.

I caught the bus yesterday
from downtown to Seabreeze, I
happened to get on a 15A bus
with a driver and a “helper”,
four passengers, including
myself and the young lady sit-
ting in the passenger seat eating,
which I think is standard on
buses these days. After police
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sengers before starting his prop-
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he asked the other passenger
on the bus (a mature lady)
where she was going. As she
was going further down Blue
Hill Road he told her to get off
the bus, literally screaming at
the top of his lungs, shouting
“No one gern beat me out east”
the driver made a mad dash
through the Grove (well off his
route) until his shortcuts
brought him out near Marathon
Mall. On seeing three more 15A
buses, the driver turned around
and asked me to catch one of
the other buses so he could
head back into town, obviously,
I did not pay him. All the time
his “helper” was blowing the
bus horn, shouting encourage-
ment to cut through yards, run
red lights, overtake, and take
short cuts.

Only one word can describe

this. Stupid. All the speeding
and short cuts and kicking pas-
sengers off lost him two of the
four fares that he originally had
on the bus. All his complaining,
cursing, and reckless driving not
only wasted more gas, but, did
not produce more fares. The
police presence does reduce
congestion downtown, but I fear
the sheer numbers of buses is
the problem and idiocy is on
the rise. Something needs to be
done.

Perhaps the central bus ter-
minal can be moved out of the
downtown area or the routes
can be diversified to allow more
access for the public and reduce
the foolish race car antics of
these drivers. The immediate
solution, in my opinion, is to
stop and book these reckless
fools when they are seen com-
mitting these acts and on the
third offence remove them from
the bus.

A DAVIS
Nassau,
June 25, 2009.

How long must we endure
this rusty water supply?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

We would like to bring your attention to the
fact that residents in the Hanna Road area have
been suffering with poor quality water supply
since June 2008. This has been going on far too
long and we would like to know how soon this sit-

uation will be rectified.

Most of the homes in the area are on Water and
Sewerage’s Filter Programme where a filter sys-
tem has been installed to our water supply.

We were told that the filters have to be changed

on a weekly basis.

This would be fine with us except that either
they are not being changed on a timely manner or
they need to be changed more often.

Therefore, we would like this to be monitored

as there might be a need for them to be changed
more than once weekly.

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water supply?

Nassau,

June 16, 2009.

Having to redo laundry to try to get out most of
the rusty stains is becoming costly due to
increased water and electricity usage.

Sometimes residents have to use their bottled
distilled water to cook with, sterilized baby bottles

We have complained to relevant authorities
on numerous occasions yet this problem contin-
ues. I ask again, how long must we endure rusty

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Living in hope of a better tomorrow

By LEANDRA ESFAKIS

Failing the Word, mankind
resorts to virtue.

Failing virtue, mankind resorts
to humanity.

Failing humanity, mankind
resorts to morality.

Failing morality, mankind
resorts to legality.

Now legality is the merest husk
of faith and loyalty;

It is the beginning of all con-
fusion and disorder.

(adapted from Lao Tzu, Tao
Te Ching, v. 38)

Dear Ms Alesha Hart:

Your article of last week (Tri-
bune, June 18) speaks eloquently
of the national deafening silence.
You say that by our silence, and
failure to attend in greater num-
bers the candlelight ceremony on
June 15 to honour the victims of
crime, that we disrespected the
memory of fallen victims and
“tomorrow’s victims as well.”

A candle-light ceremony is a
symbol of sorrow, respect, and
hope — for an effective response
to the issues which create victims
of crime. And poor attendance
would indicate that perhaps we
as a people are not caring enough
to step outside our comfort zones
and honour those who have fall-
en. I do believe, however, we are
caring. But what do we care
about? And do we have the con-
viction and courage to defend
what we should care about — at
least our lives? Or is that we have
no expectation of a better tomor-
row because we know we put into
positions of power, persons who
are no more than a reflection our
own weaknesses, and when test-




ed, not able to rise above them.

And so I would like to offer an
answer to the last haunting ques-
tion you raise: “Now, I wonder
who will speak clearly if some-
thing happens to me?”

The answer in a democratic
society is that the judicial system
should speak clearly for you. You
have a right to the safety of your
person and property. Failing that,
aright to a complete police inves-
tigation and a competent prose-
cution of any alleged crime
against you before an impartial
judge and a jury of your peers.

You have right to a verdict, or
order of the court, in accordance
with the evidence given and the
law that applies, within a reason-
able time. You have a right to
have that judgment or order
signed by the judge who made it,
and enforced by the appropriate
authorities. That is what our Con-
stitution and laws guarantee you
as a person within this jurisdic-
tion. But if I understand your
point, it is that “silence gives con-
sent ... and lawlessness prevails
with impunity.” Your point is well
taken, and impunity is the crux
of the issue. I can give you an
example to illustrate your point,
of how impunity does come
about, as in the following case.

A 42-year-old man dies unex-
pectedly in hospital. Five years
later, a Coroner’s inquest is held

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to determine the circumstances
of his death. The verdict states
the man died of natural causes,
with a substantial contribution of
gross neglect by the medical staff
of that hospital.

A doctor offended by that ver-
dict, has his attorney sue the
Coroner in his official capacity.
He applies to the Supreme Court
for Judicial Review of the verdict
of the inquest (a form of appeal, if
you will.) The Coroner is repre-
sented by the Attorney Gener-
al’s Office. The Judge makes an
order that the verdict of the Coro-
ner’s Court is quashed, a new
inquest must be held, and the
doctor be paid his legal costs.

A year later, it appears the
judge has not signed the order he
made. It also appears that the
officials concerned take the posi-
tion that it cannot be enforced
until it is signed by the Judge.

One can only speculate, why
no action, which can be taken,
has not been taken, by either par-
ty to the proceedings (the doctor
or the Attorney General’s office),
to have the order signed. The net
result at this point, is that the doc-
tor is not paid his costs, and there
is no date for the deceased’s
inquest. Now, there is a principle
in law, that the court does not act
in vain. But in this case, it would
appear that the doctor’s applica-
tion has resulted in a nullity —
ie nothing happens, because there
is no signed order. No costs are
paid, no inquest held, no verdict
quashed. Does it also mean then,
that the “offending” verdict still
stands?

In another matter concerned
with the same man’s death, one of
the doctors concerned obtained
an ex-parte injunction against the
Medical Council. This injunction
prevents the Medical Council
from investigating the complaint
of improper conduct as against
him. Again, the Attorney Gen-
eral’s office is a party to that mat-
ter, and represents the Medical
Council. The judge has ordered
that injunction against the Med-
ical Council to remain in place
until there is a hearing. But again
it appears that neither counsel for
the doctor, nor the AG’s office
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of the doctor’s claim against the
Medical Council.

With no hearing date, and thus
no determination of the claim
against the Medical Council, the
injunction could remain in place
indefinitely. This situation is con-
sidered “extraordinary” in terms
of how the legal system ought to
work — at least in other Com-

We, and those of tomorrow, can
be as well informed as we choose
to be. And we can make better
choices of those we elect, those
holding public office, and those
invited to preside on the judicial
bench.

Quality governance does not
mean electing those with the most
degrees, the most charisma, the

best political tribal support, or
the biggest beer-fest election par-
ty. We can put into positions of
authority, those who are quali-
fied by the nature of their con-
victions, their vision for the peo-
ple, ability for the job, and
courage to follow through. Then,
Ms Hart, you will have someone
to speak clearly for you.



monwealth jurisdictions.

And the Medical Council could
continue to license, indefinitely, a
doctor they are prohibited from
evaluating, regardless of the out-
standing complaint against that
doctor. Again, “extraordinary” is
the understatement that applies.
This situation makes a sham of
the Medical Council's obligation
to evaluate their professionals in
the public interest.

This case illustrates the old
adage, that when “good men”
stand by, and do nothing ... there
are those who secure immunity
from the laws that should apply.

Is this what our government
administration and judiciary
intend? It is a scenario which begs La ge shi Ipme nl
your question: “Now, I wonder = of
who will speak clearly if some-
thing happens to me?” Wsec Cars

Well, if our local judicial system
fails, and goes “silent”, and you
have the money, perseverance,
and the right legal counsel, you
can reach the Privy Council to
speak for you. But that is not the
answer that we should have to
look to, as a first and last resort.

The judicial system here, sup-
ported by your contributions to
the Public Treasury, should speak
clearly for you. Rather than
denounce your citizenship, I
would urge you to continue to
eloquently denounce the neglect
and abuse of our rights as citi-
zens and residents, and reclaim
our duty to speak for each other.

But it appears, as you rightly
say, “we are the sons and daugh-
ters of silence.”

My generation and older, who
are now in positions of power,
are the children of an earlier
unfortunate era, where we
learned we could ignore wrongs,
and those who are wronged. And
we failed to honour the West-
minster system of addressing
those wrongs, for whatever extra-
neous reasons, or for reasons of
our “safety.”

But my generation will pass
away, and there’s the hope: we
have now more young people
educated as to their rights and
obligations as citizens. Along with
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Radio stations in Freeport - 100
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videos to another level when he
spent $1 million on a video. He
has been an inspiration to many
artists,” he said.

Dave Mackey, manager of 100
JAMZ Radio Freeport, said
Michael Jackson was an extraor-
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“Michael’s talent was far
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As a matter of fact, the history
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youth on up to adulthood,” Mr
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days of his life were filled with
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to shame amidst a cloud of
defamatory allegations.”

Bahamian artist Timmy
Forbes, who is known as “Tim
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the pop star. He was around 11
years old when he started listen-
ing to Michael’s music and began
singing himself at age 18.

Mr Forbes said the ‘Off The
Wall’ album, particularly the song
‘She’s Out of My Life’, was one of
his favourite songs. The ‘Bad’
album was also a great favourite,

“T grew up watching Michael
and he was always my idol, and I
respected him highly. He was an
inspiration to me, and I was kind
of shaken by the tragic news of
his death.

“He accomplished his mission
and God called him home. We
all have a mission to accomplish
and he has passed onto another
place.

“It is a great loss to the enter-
tainment industry, but his music
will live on and he will still be
alive (in his music). Whenever
you turn on the radio you will
always hear him, his sprit and
presence will always be here,” he
said. Artist Lisa Davis, also
known as “Bonafide,” owner of
the Ultimate Dub Lab in
Freeport, said she was in total dis-
belief when she initially heard of
Michael’s death.

“T received the news by text
and I had to try to get toa TV
and the internet to see if it was
really true,” she said.

Ms Davis said her favorite
songs were ‘Beat It’, ‘Billy Jean’,
and ‘PYT (Pretty Young Thing)’.

She said she believes that
Michael still had more to offer to
the music industry.

“I feel we had not even seen
the fullness of his talent as he was
about to re-launch his music
career again. I think many people
were anticipating and waiting to
see what else he could have come
up with after already achieving
what he did worldwide. He was
the king of the pop music genre
and he inspired entire genera-
tions.

“Because of him I try to be a
little more original and not to be
afraid to try new things because
that’s the way he was, he was a
trendsetter and was not afraid to
try new things,” she said.



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um in honor of singer Michael Jackson Friday, June 26, 2009 in Detroit.
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Michael Jackson imitators
moonwalked at Mexico City's
Angel of Independence, a prison
in the Philippines organized a
"Thriller" tribute dance, world
leaders paid homage and French
fans gathered at Notre Dame to
sing and cry Friday as people
around the globe mourned the
King of Pop, according to Asso-
ciated Press. From Paris to Peru,
tributes both personal and public
were held by generations of fans
from those who danced to
"ABC" and hummed along with
"I'll be There" and "Ben" in the
‘70s to the Generation X'ers who
moonwalked to "Billie Jean" and
"Thriller."

In Mexico City, a half-dozen
20-something fans took turns
busting Jackson-like moves on
the steps of the country's iconic
Angel of Independence monu-
ment and later sat arm-in-arm
holding candles and posterboards
covered with Jackson photo col-
lages and heartfelt messages.

"I love you Michael Jackson,
King of Pop,” said one. "I will
love you forever."

One member of the small gath-
ering, Oliver Munoz, tried to
moonwalk his sadness away as he
fondly remembered his 20-year
membership in a local Jackson
fan club. “At first it's kind of like
being in shock," he said. "It does-
n't soak in. But then later you
really start to feel the sadness and
you just give in to the tears.”

In one of Mexico City's hun-
dreds of busy nightclubs Thursday
evening, a DJ interchanged stan-
dard techno-music and hard rock
with Jackson songs including
"Beat It" and "Billie Jean," while
clients sadly raised their glasses in
a toast.

Throughout Latin America,
fans planned weekend tributes in
town squares, while in Paris on
Friday hundreds of Jackson fans
sang, danced, cried and shouted
out in grief at a gathering in front
of the Notre Dame cathedral.

In London, shocked fans gath-
ered at the Lyric Theatre, where
a live show based on Jackson's
record-selling album "Thriller" is
being performed, and waited for
news about refunds for 750,000
tickets to his sold-out, 50-night
run. In the Philippines, prison
security consultant Byron Garcia
planned a tribute for Jackson on
Saturday with inmates performing
an encore of a famous video in
which they do a synchronized
dance to "Thriller." The video
has had 23.4 million hits on
YouTube.



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LOCAL NEWS

Father arrestett
after baby death

FROM page one

A police spokeswoman said
investigators had been gathering
evidence in relation to the
March incident when the latest
injuries occurred.

“Tt takes time to investigate
and get the information togeth-
er,” said Tiara Ellis Richard.
“You have to gather all the
medical information and med-
ical evidence.”

Mr Crimmins said that
between March and the time of
the baby’s death, CPS workers
had dropped in to check on his
mother from “time to time”,
including one face-to-face meet-
ing, and she assured them she

did not have contact with Far-
rington.

But police say Farrington was
at the home Wednesday, and
they are investigating whether
he lived there.

“This is obviously the worst
possible outcome,” said Mr
Crimmins, adding that the
agency “want to take a look at
what they’ve done”.

Jayden’s death comes as offi-
cials in the Bahamas have been
reporting that the downturn in
the economy is to blame for a
major hike in the number of
instances of child abuse - rang-
ing from verbal to physical and
sexual attacks.

Several weeks ago Lorraine
Duvalier, assistant director of

school welfare division of the
Department of Social Services,
said her department was
alarmed by the statistics.

Between January and May of
2008 there were 14 cases of
physical abuse against school-
age children in New Providence
reported to the school welfare
division. This leapt to 49 in the
same period in 2009.

Sexual abuse followed the
same trend, increasing from
nine to 37.

As a consequence, Mrs Duva-
lier said attempted suicides by
primary school students had
also risen - with 16 cases being
reported to her division
between January and May,
compared with none in 2008.

Chief Justice’s departure

‘may be for the best’

FROM page one

Some proposed that he took a lackadaisical
attitude towards looking out for the interests of
the judiciary.

“The whole thing has fallen apart with him
there. He just let things go, when he should have
been leading the charge. Judges would make
complaints, suggestions and nothing happens. He
should have been advocating for the judiciary,”
said an attorney on condition of anonymity.

“T believe a Chief Justice should be someone
who is a fulcrom of change and he has not been,”
said another.

Members of the Bahamas Bar are anxious to
see a replacement judge appointed who will “have
a strong backbone” and advocate for change in
the administration of justice. Among those whose
names were mentioned to fill his shoes are: Senior
Supreme Court Justice Anita Allen, Justice Jon
Isaacs, Justice Neville Adderley and attorney
Damien Gomez, who was described as “intelli-
gent, fearless and not indebted to anybody”.

Another experienced litigator, meanwhile, sug-
gested that the Government should bring in a
“good English QC”.

“We need to find somebody who has been
exposed to a system which is accountable, respon-
sive and at least pretending to be consumer
friendly and modern and whose charge would be
to reform the Bahamian judicial system. I don’t
know that we have many people in the Bahami-
an bar who would be able to fit those shoes,”
said the lawyer.

“You have a lot of people who are good at the
law (among the members of the Bar) but to be a
strong Chief Justice you have to know the law as
well as you have to know how to be an adminis-
trator, how to stand up for your judges and show
some backbone,” said another.

In its statement revealing Sir Burton’s impend-
ing departure from the bench, the Cabinet Office
said his nomination to the post “is supported by
the Government of the Bahamas” and is one of
which the country should be “proud.”

“It is an honour to both Sir Burton and the
country that he is to be appointed to this high
international judicial office and to assist in the
completion of the important work of the Inter-
national Criminal Tribunal for the former
Yugoslavia,” said Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham.

SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2009, PAGE 7

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Bank to the National Insurance Board

The Bank further advises that simultaneously with such redemption it 1s proposed
that the Bank shall issue to the National Insurance Board preferred shares having a
value of $17MM in place of the Bonds. The redemption of the Bonds is proposed
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preference shares at par value of $1000 per share in place of the Bonds.

Such preference shares shall a fixed annual dividend calculated on the par value
per preference share at a rate to be determined by the Board of Directors.



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FROM page one

The Government has said it
plans to re-launch the pro-
gramme in autumn after relo-
cating it to New Providence.
The programme will also be
turned into an initiative which
does not solely focus on young
men who have already "become
menaces to society", said Youth
Minister Desmond Bannister
during the 2009/2010 budget
debate.

Instead the retooled pro-
gramme will now attempt to
intervene in the lives of chil-
dren "before they get into trou-
ble", Mr Bannister told Parlia-
ment.

SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2009, PAGE 9

North Andros youth camp closure

will ‘devastate island’s economy’

The move is part of a series of
government budget cuts. In the
2009/2010 budget, funding for
the project was slashed to
$345,000.

But Mr Peet argued the move
is politically motivated — the
programme was started under
the former Christie government.
He also claims the programme
was successful in turning around
the lives of many delinquent
youngsters.

"Independent reports con-
firmed that the programme in
its present form was good for
the Bahamas and very success-
ful in terms of its impact on
young people. By them shutting
it down they are clearly doing



the country a disservice at a
time when crime in the coun-
try is out of control,” he said
yesterday.

Mr Lloyd was engaged by the
former administration to col-
laborate on a National Youth
Service Programme in 2004,
after running a successful youth
outreach centre in New Provi-
dence.

The centre moved to Andros
to take at-risk young men away
from the perils of city life, he
said.

Speaking to The Tribune yes-
terday, he said he was sceptical
of the possible success of the
new programme but not cyni-
cal.

Number's up for Jacko and his lotto fans

FROM page one

puters.

They could face charges of permitting premis-
es to be used for the purpose of a lottery, being
found on premises where a lottery was taking
place or permitting a premise to be used to pro-
mote, organise or conduct a lottery.

Fans around the world yesterday continued

their mourning for the music icon who died sud-
denly from cardiac arrest at the Los Angeles
UCLA Medical Centre.

Having visited the Bahamas in 1998 for the
opening of the Royal Towers at Atlantis, Michael
Jackson performed with a list of other enter-
tainers and was the first celebrity to stay in the
Bridge Suite at Atlantis.

The room has since been dubbed the ‘Michael
Jackson’ suite.

Police focus on medical
treatment in Jackson death

JOHN ROGERS
LOS ANGELES

Michael Jackson apparently
suffered a heart attack, a person
with knowledge of the situation
told The Associated Press on Fri-
day. Police planned to interview
the doctor who was with the pop
icon during his last minutes and
pumped his chest in a vain
attempt to save his life, according
to Associated Press.

As grief for the King of Pop
poured out around the world,
from the icons of music to heart-
broken fans, an autopsy showed
no sign of trauma to Jackson,
whose death came just weeks
before he was to launch an epic
comeback bid in a series of 50
concerts in London.

The person, who was not
authorized to speak publicly and
requested anonymity, said Jack-
son had suffered a heart attack.
Jackson's brother Jermaine had
said the pop singer apparently
went into cardiac arrest — which
often but not always happens
because of a heart attack.

Authorities said they would
speak with the doctor, identified
by the Los Angeles Times as car-
diologist Conrad Murray, and
said they had towed his car from
Jackson's rented mansion because
it could contain medication or
other evidence. Police stressed
that the doctor was not a criminal
suspect. Deputy Police Chief
Charlie Beck said he hoped the
doctor would shed light on the
coroner's findings and "lead us
to some conclusions."

Craig Harvey, a spokesman for
the Los Angeles County coroner,
said there were no signs of foul
play. He said Jackson was taking
some unspecified prescription
medication but gave few other
details.

A 911 call released by fire offi-
cials shed light on the desperate
effort at the mansion to save
Jackson's life before paramedics
arrived Thursday afternoon. Jack-

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son died later at UCLA Medical
Center. In the recording, an
unidentified caller pleads with
authorities to send help, offering
no clues about why Jackson was
stricken. He tells a dispatcher that
Jackson's doctor is performing
CPR. "He's pumping his chest,"
the caller says, "but he's not
responding to anything."

Asked by the dispatcher
whether anyone saw what hap-
pened, the caller answers: "No,
just the doctor, sir. The doctor
has been the only one there.”

The autopsy was completed in
a matter of hours, but an official
cause of death could take up to
six weeks while medical examin-
ers await toxicology tests. No
funeral plans had been made pub-
lic. Jackson had remained out of
the public spotlight during intense
rehearsals for the London con-
certs. Lou Ferrigno, the star of
"The Incredible Hulk," said he
had been working out with Jack-
son for the past several months.

Still, Jackson's health had been
known to be precarious in recent
years, and one family friend said
Friday that he had warned the
entertainer's family about his use
of painkillers. "I said one day
we're going to have this experi-
ence. And when Anna Nicole
Smith passed away, I said we can-
not have this kind of thing with
Michael Jackson," Brian Oxman,
a former Jackson attorney and
family friend, told NBC's
"Today" show. "The result was I
warned everyone, and lo and
behold, here we are. I don't know
what caused his death. But I
feared this day, and here we are."

Oxman claimed Jackson had
prescription drugs at his disposal
to help with pain suffered when
he broke his leg after he fell off a
stage and for broken vertebrae
in his back. The worldwide wave
of mourning for Jackson contin-
uted unabated for the man who
revolutionized pop music and



moonwalked his way into enter-
tainment legend.

"My heart, my mind are bro-
ken," said Elizabeth Taylor, who
was one of Jackson's closest
frimeds and married one of her
husbands at a lavish wedding at
the pop star's Neverland Ranch in
1991. She said she had heard the
news as she was preparing to trav-
el to London for Jackson's come-
back show, and added, "I can't
imagine life without him."

Hundreds made a pilgrimage
to the Jackson family's compound
in Los Angeles, leaving flowers
and messages of love. They did
the same at his star on the Holly-
wood Walk of Fame and at the
home in Los Angeles' Holmby
Hills where Jackson was strick-
en. Some camped out overnight.

In New York, people stopped
at Harlem's Apollo Theater,
where Jackson had performed as
a child with his brothers in one
of rock's first bubblegum super-
groups, the Jackson 5.

Scores of celebrities who knew
or worked with Jackson — or
were simply awed by him —
issued statements of mourning.
Some came through publicists
and others through emotional
postings on social networking
sites like Twitter and Facebook,
where countless everyday fans
were sharing memories as well.

"T truly hope he is memorial-
ized as the '83 moonwalking,
MTV owning, mesmerizing,
unstoppable, invincible Michael
Jackson,” said John Mayer. Miley
Cyrus called him “my inspira-
tion.”

And Diana Ross, the former
lead singer of the Supremes who
introduced the Jackson 5 at their
debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show”
in 1969, said she could not stop
crying. "I am unable to imagine
this,” she said. "My heart is hurt-
ing."

His two ex-wives both said they
were devastated.

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to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
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signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the
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and Citizenship,

P.O.Box N-7147,

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SATURDAY, JUNE 27,

Smith pulls
off victory in
girls under 14
singles final

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

BERMUDA’S Tyler Smith
knew it was going to be diffi-
cult playing her doubles part-
ner Danielle Thompson in the
final of the girls under 14 singles
at the Security & General Inter-
national Tennis Tournament.

Partnership aside, Smith
pulled off a 6-2, 6-4 win yester-
day over Thompson to secure
the second singles title in the
week long tournament hosted
by the Bahamas Lawn Tennis
Association at the National
Tennis Center.

Smith joins Suriname’s Gian
Issa, who clinched the boys’ 14
singles title over Bahamian
Kevin Major Jr in the first sin-
gles final played Thursday.

Today starting at 10am, the
final two single finals will be
contested between a pair of
doubles partners in both the
girls and boys under 18, includ-
ing a much anticipated match
featuring Bahamian Rodney
Carey Jr against Barbadian
Darian King.

Smith, the number two seed,
was lost for words when asked
about her victory.

“T don’t know what to say,”
Smth said. “I mean, she was
good, but she just wasn’t on her
game today.”

In the hard hitting match that
saw both players basically work
the baseline, Smith said she
“played well, but I didn’t play as
well as I expected.”

In the first set, Smith jumped
out to a quick 3-0 lead up a
break. But before Thompson
knew what happened, Smith
had gone ahead 5-0 on another
break.

Avoiding a shutout in the set,
Thompson bounced back as she
held and broke for a 5-2 deficit.

But Smith didn’t allow
Thompson to get any further
into the match by breaking for
the set.

In the second set, both play-
ers held serve through the first
four games before Thompson
got a break for a 3-2 advantage.
They again held until Smith
broke for a 4-4 tie and again
for the win at 6-4.

“T just didn’t want to go
another set,” said Smith about
her comeback.

Thompson said Smith played
exceptionally well when she
needed to.

“T tried my best, but I didn’t
play as well as I wanted to,”
Thompson pointed out.

After taking the lead in the

second set, Thompson admit-
ted that she didn’t maintain her
composure and that resulted in
Smith storming back for the
win.
“T went into the match think-
ing that I didn’t know her,” said
Thompson about playing
against her doubles partner. “I
just tried to play my game.”

In the boys’ 18s, No.2 seed
Darian King cruised past No.4
seed Gabriel Flores. But Rod-
ney Carey, the No.3 seed, hada
tougher time advancing past top
seed Diego Acosta of Ecuador.

Using just about every tactic
he could come up with, Acosta
made Carey work for every
point before he survived a gru-
elling three setter with a 7-6 (4),
4-6, 6-1 decision.

It was gruelling because of
the fact that Acosta tried to use
every opportunity he could to
get some extra time to cool off
as he repeatedly called for the
trainer to check him out and to
take a break to use the bath-
room.

But throughout the match,
with the small crowd on hand
behind him, Carey Jr kept his
composure and eventually pre-
vailed to advance to the final
against King.

“Tt was a very tough match,
like I expected,” said the Grand
Bahamian, who will be a mem-
ber of the Davis Cup team in
July.

“T think it was most impor-
tant for me to stay patient
because I knew the guy was up
to a lot of tricks and so I had to
stay calm and not let it get to
me.”

MARK KNOWLES and
Mahesh Bhupathi in
action yesterday...

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Federer,
Serena move

to 4th round...
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Photos: Anja Niedringhaus/AP

‘Big wit for Knowles and
Bhupathi at Wimbledon

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

t seems as if Mark

Knowles can’t get away

from the Indian players

at Wimbledon 2009.
Teaming up with Indian
Mahesh Bhupathi in the men’s
doubles, Knowles will have to
face the team of Amritraj of
India and Aisam-Ul-Hagq
Qureshi of Pakistan in the third
round today.

Winning their first round
match, Knowles and Bhupathi
rallied past the team of Kevin
Anderson of the Republic of
South Africa and Somdev Dev-
varman of India in set scores of
6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-5, 7-5.

And yesterday in the second
round, the No.4 seeded team of
Knowles and Bhupathi pulled
off another gruelling 6-3, -5, 6-7
(5), 6-3 win over Phillipp Pet-
zschner of Germany and
Alexander Peya of Austria.

“It was a big win,” said
Knowles, who along with Bhu-
pathi avenged a loss to Pet-
zschner and Peya last year.
“They’re a very dangerous
team. They’re a tough opposi-
tion. But we played one of our
better matches and so I’m
pleased with the way we
played.”

Although they had to go four
sets to avenge last year’s defeat,
Knowles said it was a good indi-
cation of how they are playing
going deeper into the second
Grand Slam tourney for the
year. “We did extremely well at
this tournament last year, so we
would like to see how well we
can do again this year,” he said.
“The win has certainly boosted
our confidence and we just hope
that we can keep up the
momentum.”

Against

Amritraj and

Frustrated at times, Carey Jr
found himself getting away
from his game. But he knew
Acosta’s game plan and he did-
n’t let him derail him.

Now Carey Jr has his sights
set on King, whom he just
recently played against in sin-

Duo head to the third round today



TALKING TACTICS — Mahesh Bhupathi (left) and Mark Knowles have a talk yesterday during their doubles match against Germany’s Philipp Pet-
zschner and Austria’s Alexander Peya at Wimbledon...

Qureshi, Knowles said they are
also formidable opponents, but
they are hoping to they can
keep their winning streak going
against their Indian rivals.
“We have to play at a high
level of tennis,” Knowles pro-

gles in Barbados and lost in two
sets.

“He’s my doubles partner
and one of my best friends, so
it’s going to be an interesting
match,” Carey Jr projected.
“He was home and he had the
home court advantage and the

jected. “At the same time, we
feel that we can beat these guys.
So if we can just go out there
and execute, there’s no reason
why we shouldn’t be able to
win.”

A victory would put Knowles

crowd. Now I have it, but I
hope it’s a good match either
way.”

As for King, he said he didn’t
have any problems pulling off
his semifinal against Flores. But
he’s eager to play Carey Jr.

“Tm glad that he got through

and Bhupathi into the quarter-
final where they could move
closer to a possible showdown
with top seeds American iden-
tical twin brothers Bob and
Mike Bryan.

“We’re very pleased with the

to the final. It was a pretty
tough match,” he said. “I know
the other guy, but I was hop-
ing that I would play Rodney
because he’s my friend and I
know it would be a better
match here.”

The girls’ 18s singles final will

way we are playing,” Knowles
said.

“We have played two great
matches so far and we just hope
that we can keep building that
momentum and continue to
play better at the end.”

matchup between American
doubles partners, No.5 seed
Victoria Duval and Kelsey Lau-
rente. Duval knocked off No.2
seed Denise Starr 6-0, 6-0 and
Laurente got by Alanna Wolff
6-0, 6-2.



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Federer and Serena
move to 4th round.

m@ By STEVEN WINE
AP Sports Writer

WIMBLEDON, England
(AP) — When Roger Federer
misfired on an important shot
Friday, his knees buckled and
he stomped behind the base-
line, miffed at his mere mortal-
ity.

The moment quickly passed,
and Federer advanced to the
second week at Wimbledon by
beating Philipp Kohlschreiber
6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-1.

Federer lost a set for first
time this week, with two errant
forehands costing him the
tiebreaker. That merely extend-
ed his Centre Court workout
by half an hour.

“It has been a good first
week,” he said. “Pretty con-
vincing. I thought this was my
best match of the tournament,
even though I dropped a set.”

Federer earned a berth in the
fourth round Monday against a
familiar foe — Robin Soderling.
Federer beat Soderling in the
French Open final this month
to complete a career Grand
Slam and win his 14th major
title, tying Pete Sampras’
record.

Now the No. 2-seeded Fed-
erer seeks his sixth Wimbledon
title, and he’s a heavy favorite
with defending champion
Rafael Nadal absent because of
bad knees.

“Tt’s down to business in the
second week,” Federer said.
“This is where it gets really
interesting.”

While Federer played on
Centre Court, where the new
retractable roof was open for
the fifth consecutive day, two-
time champion Serena Williams
was assigned to Court 2 and
arrived six minutes late for her
match. Otherwise Williams
remained right on schedule,
beating Roberta Vinci 6-3, 6-4.

Federer could have won more
quickly. He converted only sev-
en of 22 break-point chances
and led 4-2 in the third set,
before the No. 32-ranked
Kohlschreiber played his best
stretch of tennis.

Federer’s rare display of frus-
tration came after he pulled an
easy forehand wide trailing 5-4
in the tiebreaker. Two points
later, Kohlschreiber ripped a
backhand winner to force a
fourth set, but Federer pulled
away from there and extended
his winning streak to 15 match-
es, his longest in two years.

“Sure, I would have loved to
win in straight sets, but he came
back strong,” Federer said. “I
was happy how I reacted. I did-
n’t panic.”

Soderling reached the fourth
round for the first time in seven
appearances at Wimbledon by



defeating Nicolas Almagro 7-6
(7), 6-4, 6-4. The Swede lost
only three points on his first
serve and never faced a break
point.

Up next: Federer. Soderling
has lost all 10 of their matches.

“It’s tough to play against
Roger,” Soderling said. “I’ve
played him 10 times, and after
the match I never felt like I
played well. But I mean, it’s not
because of me. I think it’s
because of him.”

The 22nd-seeded Ivo
Karlovic hit 46 aces, the last on
match point, to upset No. 9 Jo-
Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5),
7-5, 7-6 (5).

In women’s play, 19-year-old
Victoria Azarenka made a suc-
cessful Centre Court debut by
beating Sorana Cirstea 7-6 (2),
6-3. Gisela Dulko, who upset
2004 champion Maria Sharapo-
va in the second round, was
eliminated by No. 10 Nadia
Petrova 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Seventh-seeded Vera
Zvonareva, slowed by an ankle
injury since April, pulled out
before her match against No.
26 Virginie Razzano. Fourth-
seeded Elena Dementieva, a
semifinalist last year, cruised
past qualifier Regina Kulikova
6-1, 6-2.

Williams’ tardy arrival
inspired brief speculation she
might be a no-show. Once that
ended, so did the prospect of
an upset against Vinci.

Williams said she was late
heading to the court at the
south end of the club because
she was awaiting an escort.

“T thought someone was
going to come get me,” she said.
“I was waiting and waiting.
Finally I was like, °OK, I think
I’m just going to go out.’ ’'m
used to someone coming and
saying, ’OK, let’s go.”

The mix-up didn’t rattle
Williams, who hit 10 aces and
committed only 12 unforced
errors to win for the 172nd time
in 200 Grand Slam matches.
The only other active woman
to play so many matches in
major tournaments is her sister,
five-time Wimbledon champi-
on Venus (219).

The No. 2-seeded Serena
used her penetrating strokes to
push Vinci around the court.
One time the Italian scrambled
to retrieve a shot in the corner
several steps beyond the lines,
then stood helpless as Williams
hit a winner into the other cor-
ner.

Only briefly did Williams
waver, with a series of misplays
midway through the second set.
She squealed in anguish when a
poor aim cost her a point at the
net. She squealed again when
she double-faulted on break
point. When she pulled a back-

SERENA WILLIAMS plays a
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hand wide to lose another
game, she stomped the grass

and said, “At-yi-yi.”
Serving at 4-3, she fell behind

Sang Tan/AP



love-30, then hit three aces to
hold. Two games later, one final
ace gave her the match, and she
screamed, “Yes!”

“T don’t think I played great
today at all,” Williams said.
“T’m just glad to have gotten
through it and go on to the next
match.”

Williams’ opponent in the
round of 16 Monday will be
Daniela Hantuchova, who beat
doubles partner Ai Sugiyama
6-4, 6-3. Williams is 6-1 against
Hantuchova.

“She’s such a smooth play-
er,” Williams said. “I have to
make sure I don’t rush myself,
because she is playing well, and
I think she’s moving well. So
I’m going to have to really bring
a tough game.”

ROGER FEDERER slips on the
grass while playing Philipp
Kohlschreiber during their third
round singles match on centre
court at Wimbledon...

(AP Photo: Anja Niedringhaus)

Bank confident of Liverpool’s financial health

m@ By ROB HARRIS
AP Sports Writer

LONDON (AP) — The Royal Bank
of Scotland reassured Liverpool sup-
porters about the club’s financial health,
indicating the team owners’ loans will
be refinanced before next month’s pay-
ment deadline.

RBS pledged to back Liverpool own-
ers Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr.
in an e-mail to those supporters who
have been urging the bank not to extend
the $578 million credit facility secured
with RBS and Wachovia in the United
States.

RBS is Britain’s biggest government-
controlled bank as a result of an industry
bailout last year.

Some fans’ groups had hoped because

taxpayers had effectively bailed out
RBS, they could persuade the bank to
pull the plug on the owners’ loans orig-
inally refinanced in January 2008, and
force them to sell the Premier League
club they bought in February 2007.

While RBS spokesman Roger Lowry
acknowledged the concerns and
“strength of feeling” among fans, he
insisted that the bank has confidence in
Hicks and Gillett — a positive endorse-
ment ahead of the July 24 refinancing
deadline.

“In our view and that of the execu-
tive management of the club, it is finan-
cially healthy and able to service com-
fortably its debt obligations from cash
flow generated by its playing and com-
mercial activities,” Lowry, head of group
public affairs at RBS, wrote to fans in an

e-mail verified by The Associated Press.

Hicks and Gillett have been shoring
up their financial positions in North
America.

Hicks is willing to give up control of
his Texas Rangers if the right deal comes
along, but intends to keep the Dallas
Stars.

The holding company that owns the
teams recently defaulted on about $525
million in loans, though Hicks said that
was an intentional move to help his
negotiations with banks.

Gillett recently announced he was sell-
ing the Montreal Canadiens to the Mol-
son family.

Hicks is still searching for new
investors to help fund a 60,000-seat sta-
dium to replace Anfield and is confi-
dent of completing a deal by the end of

the year.

Hicks and Gillett, who are on the
verge of securing an extension on new
terms for the facility, insist that the actu-
al debt is not as high as the $576 million
often quoted but closer to $411 million.

“The club does not suffer the burden
of debt implied by a lot of the recent
press reports,” Lowry said.

RBS is Liverpool’s main banker, han-
dling most aspects of the business, cru-
cially providing credit for transfers. That
enabled the Reds to break their transfer
record two years ago to sign Fernando
Torres for then $40.6 million from
Atletico Madrid.

“We have set out to establish a long
term relationship with the club, and we
look forward to this continuing for many
years to come,” Lowry said.

Williams
pays tribute
to Jackson

m@ By MATTIAS KAREN
AP Sports Writer

WIMBLEDON, England
(AP) — Serena Williams was
star-struck each time she greet-
ed Michael Jackson.

Williams was among the mil-
lions of fans lamenting the pop
star’s death. She discussed the
stunning news after defeating
Roberta Vinci to reach the
fourth round at Wimbledon.

“Words can’t express my
shock and horror,” Williams
said . “He was just a complete
icon.”

Williams said she met Jack-
son a couple of times, and
became as giddy as any other
fan. “I was honored to meet
him,” she said. “I think any
celebrity who met Michael
Jackson was completely in awe.
I know I was. I kept thinking,
*Oh, my God, oh my God. It’s
him, it’s him.’ So for me he was
the celebrity of all celebrities.”

Williams wasn’t able to name
her favorite Jackson song but
praised his innovation, calling
him “the greatest entertainer
for me of all time.”

“He did things that no one
else did,” she said. “Like
*Thriller’ is the best video ever
made still to this day. The
videos that he did for his songs,
no one had ever even went that
far. And he started a whole new
trend with that. Dances, singing,
beats, you know, everything.”

Williams said she is “always
online” and was able to follow
the news of Jackson’s death on
her computer Thursday night.

“T think Michael Jackson,
everyone listens to his music,”
she said. “It’s like you think of
the Beatles, you think of Elvis
Presley, you think of Michael
Jackson. Those are just lifetime
icons that I’ve never forgotten.
The things that he did was
beyond iconic.”



WORD GAMES: Andy
Murray apparently views every
opponent as a tasty snack.

Murray spent Thursday
evening trying to come up with
variations of player names to
make them sound like food
items, and then posted his best
suggestions on Twitter.

“Tennis player-snack name
game going on,” Murray wrote.
“Lleyton chewit, james flake,
boris doubledecker, dorito
starace. Get thinking...”

He then updated his feed lat-
er with more names. Among
them: Juan Martin del Popcorn,
John MacEnrolo, Cod Wood-
bridge and Novak Yorkie-ovic.

Karlovic hits 46
aces in upset of
No. 9 Tsonga

WIMBLEDON, England
(AP) — Ivo Karlovic of Croat-
ia has hit 46 aces in a close
third-round upset of No. 9-seed-
ed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Wim-
bledon.

The 22nd-seeded Karlovic
never faced a break point Fri-
day and ended his 7-6 (5), 6-7
(5), 7-5, 7-6 (5) victory over the
2008 Australian Open runner-
up with an ace.

He will play seventh-seeded
Fernando Verdasco of Spain in
the fourth round.

Karlovic, the tour leader in
aces in 2009, hit a modern-era
record 55 in a loss at the French
Open last month.

He is best known for stun-
ning 2002 champion Lleyton
Hewitt in Wimbledon’s first
round the following year. The
Karlovic lost his opening match-
es at the All England Club from
2005 to ’08.

Mourning returning
to Heat as executive

MIAMI (AP) — Alonzo
Mourning is returning to the
Miami Heat — as an executive.

Mourning announced Friday
that he has been named
Miami’s vice president of play-
er development, and will begin
the new job soon. Mourning will
be involved with players in both
on and off the court roles. He
will also have community rela-
tions responsibilities.

Mourning, 39, retired from
the Heat earlier this season and
became the first player in fran-
chise history to have his jersey
retired.









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A MAN REACHES through a barrier to add an object to a sidewalk shrine
of mementoes, flowers, candles and notes adorning the star of Michael
Jackson on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles Friday, June 26,
2009. Jackson died Thursday of an apparent heart attack.

RACHEL METZ
AP Technology Writer
NEW YORK

Michael Jackson's death has
led to skyrocketing sales of his
music and videos, with major
retailers like Amazon.com Inc.
and Barnes and Noble Inc. sell-
ing out of products that have
regained immense popularity
overnight.

Bill Carr, Amazon's vice
president of music and video,
said Friday that once the world
learned that the pop icon had
died Thursday, the Web site
sold out within minutes all CDs
by Michael Jackson and by the
Jackson 5 — the group Jackson
and his four older brothers
formed out of Gary, Ind., in the
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thing like this” before at Ama-
zon after the death of a pop cul-
ture icon.

As of Friday afternoon, Jack-
son's albums accounted for all
10 of Amazon's "Bestsellers in
Music" list, with the 25th
anniversary edition of the cele-
brated "Thriller" album taking
the top spot.

Bestselling

Meanwhile, Barnes and
Noble's Web site and retail
stores are currently sold out of
most Jackson CDs, DVDs and
books, Chief Merchandising
Officer Jaime Carey said. Like
Amazon, its 10 bestselling CDs
were Jackson titles.

Both companies said they
were working to get the prod-
ucts back in stock.

Apple Inc. would not
describe the level of demand
for Jackson's music at its /Tunes
online store, but his dominance
of iTunes’ top-seller lists Friday
speaks for itself.

Around the time of Jackson's
death, only one of his albums
ranked in the top 100 on iTunes
in the United States.

By Friday morning, eight of
the top 10 albums were Jack-
son's. An "Essential" collection
of Jackson's songs compiled by
Apple's iTunes music team was
the top-selling album, followed
by "Thriller."

Five of Jackson's singles
made it to iTunes’ list of most-
purchased tracks — "Man in
the Mirror," ''Thriller," "The
Way You Make Me Feel,”
"Don't Stop ‘Til You Get
Enough," and "Smooth Crimi-



nal" — in what may be one of
the best barometers to gauge
his most popular songs.

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son's music in digital form. Sales
of Jackson-related videos are
also up on Amazon — Carr said
most DVDs, including the 1978
movie musical "The Wiz," are
currently out of stock.

Carr said it was difficult to
say whether the increased sales
would persist, saying Amazon
for now was taking things
"minute by minute" and react-
ing to customers’ orders.

"They love him, he's a leg-
end, and they're anxious to
make sure they have his music
in their collections," he said.

Reed Saxon/AP Photo

viewing a sidewalk shrine of mementoes, flowers, candles and notes
adorning the star of Michael Jackson on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
in Los Angeles Friday, June 26, 2009. Jackson died Thursday of an

apparent heart attack.

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A 25-YEAR-OLD Bahamian
man has been arrested in the
United States and is set to face
charges over the death of his
four-month-old son - three
months after the baby suffered
other injuries which the father
was suspected of inflicting.

Now an internal review is
being conducted by Child Pro-
tective Services (CPS) in Texas
into how the case of baby Jay-
den Farrington was handled by
the agency, according to a
source in Dallas.

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Chief Justice’s
departure ‘may
be for best’

SOME members of the
legal profession claim they
are profoundly disappoint-
ed at Sir Burton Hall’s
tenure as Chief Justice and
insist his departure may be
“for the best”.

Several very experienced
attorneys yesterday told The
Tribune that while Sir Bur-
ton has the ability and was
initially effective adminis-
tratively, he fell into obscu-
rity for much of his time in
the post and did not push
for needed reforms.

The Cabinet Office
announced on Thursday that
Sir Burton, the country’s top
jurist, is going on leave in
August to become a perma-
nent judge of the Interna-
tional Criminal Tribunal for
the former Yugoslavia
(UICTY).

Sir Burton, 62, who has
held the post of Chief Justice
for almost eight years, hav-
ing previously been a
Supreme Court Judge and a
Justice of Appeal, was
described by one prominent
attorney yesterday as a man
with “a brilliant brain.”

“When he was appointed
Chief Justice there was cele-
bration among many of us.
But since he became Chief
Justice, there’s been no reor-
ganisation, no modernisa-
tion, no streamlining, noth-
ing has happened in the
Supreme Court to make the
judicial system either user
friendly, competitve or
accountable or in anyway
responsive to the needs to
the needs of the Bahamian
public.”

Another said that while in

Jayden was known to the
agency as an “at-risk” child
after he suffered two skull frac-
tures at his home in March
which caused the CPS to take
steps towards ensuring the child
was protected.

Among these were to having
the child’s mother agree that he

TWO women and a baby yesterday
made a lucky escape from a car which
burst into flames on a busy street (pic-
tured above).

Mickela Brown, 27, her six-month-old
daughter and a friend were driving along
Shirley Street, Nassau, when they noticed
smoke inside the car. They pulled off
the road in front of Collins House and got
out of the vehicle, a navy blue 2003

Chevrolet Impala, just minutes before it
went up in flames. Speaking to The Tri-
bune afterwards, Ms Brown said she had
been on the way to hospital to donate
blood for her mother when she noticed
smoke coming from the armrest.

“After we pulled on the side of the
road a gentlemen came to assist us. We
opened the hood of the car and there
was no fire, we looked underneath the

car and there was no fire. But then I
looked inside and there were flames com-
ing up on the side of the driver’s seat,”
she said. As motorists and pedestrians
on Shirley Street watched, the car’s gas
tank exploded. However, Fire Services
were quick to respond and the blaze,
which caused plumes of smoke in the
area, was successfully put out. The burned
wreckage was later towed away.

“his early years” in the role
the Chief Justice was espe-
cially strong, this did not last.

Despite his potential for
influence, Sir Burton “just
disappeared from the judi-
cial scene”, claimed several
other lawyers.

SEE page seven

would not be in contact with his
father.

Patrick Crimmins, a
spokesman for the CPS, said:
“She agreed to reside away
from the father. She also agreed
that she wouldn’t have any con-
tact with the father and that she
would be protective of the
child.”

However, the alarm was
again raised about the well-
being of Jayden by a babysitter
at around noon last Wednes-
day.

He was taken to the Arling-
ton Memorial Hospital having
suffered a skull fracture and
abdominal injuries. He died at
around 8pm, police said.

Jason Antoine Farrington is
being held in the Arlington City
Jail, in Texas, and is set to face
charges of causing injury to a
child with intent to cause seri-
ous bodily injury.

He has not been allowed to
post bail because of a federal
immigration hold.

SEE page seven



WHILE the world
mourned the death of
superstar Michael
Jackson, local lottery
players were quick to
try and capitalise from
the singer’s death by
using his age as their
“lucky” number.

Pronounced dead
on Thursday evening
at the age of 50, any
three digit number including the
number five was sold out in
numbers houses across Nassau
from 11am yesterday.

Many Jackson fans opted to
“put their money where their
hearts were” and “try their
luck” at the lottery.

However, their efforts proved
to be in vain as 500, or 050 did
not fall yesterday.

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in Early Chicago.
While technically
illegal in the
Bahamas, many
Bahamians enjoy
playing the local
numbers games and
often wager small to
large sums of mon-
ey on the possibly of
benefiting from the $900 to the
dollar payout.

Meanwhile, the police con-
ducted a raid at two Percy’s
Web Shop locations on Wulff
Road and Pitt Road.

A number of employees were
taken into custody along with
an undetermined amount of
money and a number of com-

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North Andros youth camp closure
will ‘devastate island’s economy’

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

THE closure of the National
Youth Service Programme's
camp in North Andros yester-
day will devastate the island's
already struggling economy and
be a detriment to the country’s
at-risk youth, claims local MP
Vincent Peet.

The camp employed more
than 30 staff and injected more
than $600,000 of revenue into
the community, said Mr Peet.

He went on: "The economy
in North Andros is depressed
and to take 30 jobs (away) it's
just heartless.”

The former employees, along
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have started a petition urging
the Government to reconsider
its position on the camp, said
Mr Peet.

Camp cook Sheila Rolle said
she did not take the news of the
closure well and told how it
places a "tremendous strain" on
her family.

"It's a blow. I have to try
think about what my next step
is. I don't know where to go
from here,” said the 58-year-old
widow.

Jeffrey Lloyd, the programme
director and talk show host, said
he will petition the Government
to see if they will provide some
sort of severance package for
camp employees.

SEE page nine
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Malfunction at plant
was ‘isolated incident’

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

A TECHNICAL fault at the
Blue Hills Reverse Osmosis
plant that led to water short-
ages for thousands of residents
last week will not be repeated,
suppliers said yesterday.

The malfunction, which
occurred on Thursday, June 18,
left some residents of eastern
New Providence without run-
ning water for as many as six
days, and water supplies were
reduced to a trickle for persons
living in the Carmichael area.

Experts from Consolidated
Water Bahamas Ltd, responsi-
ble for the supply of reverse
osmosis water for the Water
and Sewerage Corporation
(WSC), flew in to repair the
fault last weekend and the
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press conference at Dock-
endale House yesterday.

Consolidated Water
Bahamas general manager
Mario Bastian explained that
the system broke down as
technicians were installing a
standard Unlimited Power
Supply (UPS) on Thursday.
As technicians rebooted the
system, a number of control
issues became apparent and
water processing ceased at the
plant that usually produces
five million gallons of water a
day.

An IT specialist was flown
in from the Cayman Islands
on Friday, June 19, and a con-
trol specialist from Venezuela
arrived in Nassau last Satur-
day.

Mr Bastian said: “We were
able to determine there were
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quickly resolved those issues.

“Further to that we experi-
enced software issues with our
control systems. We worked
with the author of that software
via the online system and final-
ly brought the plant back online
permanently on Monday.”

During the breakdown, 12
million gallons of the 30 mil-
lion gallons stored at Blue
Hills were used, and the sys-
tem has since been running at
above usual capacity to gen-
erate the 24 million gallons
held in the storage facility
today.

Officials stressed that the
malfunction was an unpre-
dictable, isolated incident and
tests have been run to prevent
it from recurring.

Consolidated Water Chief
Executive Officer Rick
McTaggart said: “We apolo-
gise to the WSC and the
Bahamian public for any prob-

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lems they experienced last
weekend because of electrical
problems.

“A number of minor issues
conspired to shut down the
plant, but we have now
replaced faulty components,
and we are evaluating how to
further improve the control
system.

“T thank staff who worked
diligently through the night to
get the plant up and running
— it appears they have been
successful and everything is
back to normal now.”

Mr Neymour added: “We
are pleased that the response
time was very good and in
addition to that it’s important
that we document and note the
lessons learned from this expe-
rience and put in place a
response plan so if this hap-
pens again we can respond
quicker with minimal or no
effect to the general public.”

The WSC has identified
additional water resources in
the New Providence well fields
to meet escalating demand, and
heavy rains this Spring mean
1.4 million gallons of water
have been collected in the well
fields, Mr Neymour said.

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THE malfunction left some residents of eastern New Providence without
running water for as many as six days, and water supplies were reduced
to a trickle for persons living in the Carmichael area.

BYAW invites members of the

THE Baptist Young Adult Women’s Ministry Arm of
the National Baptist Women’s Convention is inviting
members of the public to attend “A night of revival”.

The event, which takes place at 7pm on Monday, June
29, will be led by Evangelist Crystal N Ferguson, president
of the BYAW, and will be held at the Mt Ararat Baptist

Church.

Also speaking will be Minister Patrice Ellis of Faith
United Baptist Church and Minister Barbara-Lyn Thomp-

son of First Baptist Church.

“Tt is time to shake ourselves and awake to righteous-
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rekindled by the Holy Spirit with power to work the min-
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Call for immediate
action to protect
children from abuse

OPPOSITION spokesperson
on Social Services Melanie Grif-
fin criticised Minister of State
for Social Development Loretta
Butler-Turner for not putting
forward a concrete plan to
address the problem of the
“overwhelming” levels of child
abuse in the Bahamas.

In a press statement released
on Thursday, Mrs Griffin called
on the state minister to imme-
diately put several programmes
in place to protect the country’s
children.

“Tt was absolutely incredible
to note during the recent budget
debate that the Minister of State
in the Ministry of Labour and
Social Development could not
put forward a plan by the min-
istry to address the current over-
whelming levels of child abuse
in the country today, particular-
ly due to the impact of the eco-
nomic recession.

“The ministry is responsible
for the care and protection of
children, for implementing poli-
cies and programmes that would
ensure that care and protection,
and for responding to extraor-
dinary circumstances where the
life, care and protection of chil-
dren and all vulnerable mem-
bers of our society are at stake,”
she said.

Among other things, Ms
Griffin is calling for the Nation-
al Child Protection Council to
be mandated and provided with
the necessary resources “to
increase its programmes to edu-
cate the public about the high
incidences of child abuse and
what steps they ought to take
to prevent it and report it.”

She further reiterated the
need for a special task force.

“Realising that the work load

is too much for the current lev-
el of staff in Child Protective
Services, the ministry should
activate a special task force to
address the high incidences of
reported abuse of children.
While this task force be led by
Child Protective Services, it
should be comprised of retired
social workers, social workers
who are awaiting employment
in the ministry, social workers
who may be deployed in other
government agencies, social
workers who are on study leave
at the College of the Bahamas
and elsewhere,” she said.

Mrs Griffin also called on
government to enlist the assis-
tance of the Bahamas Christian
Council and other religious
organisations to reach families
with faith-based initiatives.

Businesses and other civic
organisations, she said, should
also be enlisted as a part of a
holistic attack to fight back this
current surge in child abuse.

“Even as social assistance is
provided to families in need and
efforts must be increased to
ensure that this assistance is giv-
en on a more timely basis, we
cannot sit back and continue to
see the kind of reports we are
seeing daily in the media about
what is happening with our chil-
dren and know from the infor-
mation at our disposal the
incredible levels of abuses
against our children and just
continue to narrate the prob-
lem. Action must be taken and it
must be taken now,” she said.

She further renewed her plea
to government to increase its
efforts, to bring the Child Pro-
tection Act 2007 into force,
“even if in phases as I have been
advised is their intention.”
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YOU
VEX

You know, sometimes I

hate being Bahamian.
Hate is a very strong word but it
is just how I'm feeling. I mean
how is it that we can allow our-
selves to just sit back and allow
these rapists, child molesters
and so-called parents to contin-
ue to hurt our children?

"It sickens me to see these
paedophiles walk free and roam
the streets to prey on other chil-
dren. Furthermore some of
these mothers are just as
responsible. Send them to jail
too! Heaven knows that Iam
truly vex."

- Young & upset.

"T vex that these good-for-
nothing people at Ministry of
Works blaming the rain for the
horrendous state of our ‘roads’.
It rains all the time in other
parts of the world yet in all my
travels I have never fallen into
literal ditches while driving on
city streets!

"Maybe they need to re-eval-
uate what they use to fill these
potholes because there seriously
has to be another way to deal
with these craters in the road
that are a nuisance and a hazard
to the driving public. Ministry of
Works should be ashamed!"

- Dodging ditches in Nassau.

"T vex at the slackness that
continues to go on at BTC! For
the last few nights this week I
have been unable to make calls
at night, I have not even been
able to check my account. I only
have a cell phone, no land line
at my house, but if I put money
on my phone I should at least be
able to make a call anytime, if
heaven help me, there is an
emergency.

"Thank God I was able to
send a text out so that I could
get incoming calls, but it is
ridiculous in this day and age
my cell phone does not work
when I really need it. Get it
together BTC!"

- Ready for privatisation.

"I vex because I could see I
need to start toting water from
the government pump to get a
decent bath even though I pay
Water and Sewerage for their
rusty water. I was so upset after
Icame home from a hard day's
work off two jobs this week and
T couldn't even come home to a
nice hot shower because of
some ‘malfunction’ at Water
and Sewerage. I came home at
11pm stinking to high heaven
and then I turned on the tap to
find the water is off.

"I was exhausted but had to
stay up for another 45 minutes
praying for a trickle from the
pump to get a comfort that is
also a basic necessity. And this
is on top of the rusty, low pres-
sure water that I suffer as a resi-
dent of eastern New Provi-
dence. When it ain’ one thing in
this country it's the next. Man, I
ready to move to the States."

- Suffering out East

Are you vex? Send your com-
plaint to whyyouvex@tribuneme-
dia.net or fax it to 'Vex' at 328-
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Maritime summer
camp for eighth
and ninth graders

THE College of the Bahamas’
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sci-
ences and Campbell Shipping are
hosting a maritime summer camp
for eighth and ninth graders.

The three-week camp, which
began on June 22 and goes until
July 9, is designed for students
who plan to undertake courses or
enter professions in the field of
marine or maritime sciences.

The goal of the camp is to
expose the participants to the the-
oretical and practical components
of marine and maritime disci-
plines and to enable them to
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DESMOND BANNISTER

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia. net

GOVERNMENT is concerned
about the millions of dollars in lost
revenue from unregulated gambling
and is considering introducing reg-
ulations to tax the ‘underground sec-
tor’, Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture Desmond Bannister said.

Mr Bannister said government is
looking at ways to ensure that pos-
sible taxes derived from that rev-
enue stream "benefit the country in
some meaningful way.” He added

that while the prospect of a nation-
al lottery is not high on the govern-
ment's agenda, “it is something that
may grow out of (the plans to regu-
late the sector).”

Question

The issue was raised by Mr Ban-
nister in response to a question by
an audience member at the Cham-
ber of Commerce's 'Meet the Min-
ister’ forum on Thursday.

“Government is concerned with
regulating what occurs now and

ensuring that the revenue stream
benefits the country in some mean-
ingful way,” he told the audience.

However, Mr Bannister did not
specifically identify which aspect of
gambling the government is consid-
ering regulating.

"I'm not talking about regulating
any particular entity, I'm talking
about looking at what Bahamians
are doing as a people, determining
what effects that is having on our
economy and deciding whether or
not in the best interest of our people
that should be regulated. So I'm not





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Company (GBPC) president and
CEO E O Ferrell yesterday apol-
ogised for the “unacceptable ser-
vice” that his company’s cus-
tomers received during the
months of May and June.

It was also announced that
GBPC will seek the assistance of
international companies to help
them improve service on Grand
Bahama. Speaking at a press con-
ference yesterday, Mr Ferrell said
that “the CEO of Grand Bahama
Power Companies majority own-
er, Marubeni TAQA, has been
on the island recently to survey
and understand the issues facing
GBPC, and because of this there
are a number of activities cur-
rently underway and a number
of additional initiatives just begin-
ning that will serve to improve
the reliability of the generation
plant.”

Michael Cilinski, vice-president
of generation and technical ser-
vices, said the current problems
are the result of generating prob-
lems, primarily with the older
generation units.

“We have developed a two-
pronged approach, our short-term
plan is to garner assistance from
sister utilities in the Caribbean.
In addition to this we will be
bringing over an engineer from
the original equipment vendor
with Diesel background to assist
with oversight of maintenance of
the Diesel units,” he said.

Mr Cilinski said the GBPC
generation team will continue to
work the hours necessary in order
to keep the plant operational.

He said that the GBPC team

has just completed a rework of
the preventative maintenance
programme to improve the effec-
tiveness of the work management
process. “In the long term, GBPC
has entered into an agreement
with a consulting firm from the
UK to have them visit our facility
and conduct a thorough assess-
ment of our plant and practices
and develop recommendations to
bring GBPC to best practices,”

he said. Mr Cilinski noted this
was expected to be completed by
Fall. He also announced that
GBPC expects to begin rotating
selected generation leaders for
two to three-month periods to
other utility sites in the Caribbean
and Middle East to work with
their sister companies. That pro-
ject will also bring selected indi-
viduals from these companies to
Grand Bahama.

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just yesterday raiding two Percy’s
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Liberals prod Obama on health bill

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama
has learned the lessons of Bill Clinton's failed bid
to overhaul America's health care system. Too
well, in fact, say fellow Democrats angry over his
refusal to intervene while a conservative pro-
posal advances in the Senate.

Obama says he supports a government-run
health insurance programme to compete with
private insurers, a proposal that is popular with
many Americans, especially Democrats. But he
is standing by as a watered-down, bipartisan ver-
sion appears likely to be included in a Senate
package. The president's allies hope it can be
strengthened later, or at least accepted by liber-
als who want a tougher measure. Compromise is
essential to every tough political battle, they say,
and Obama may prove wise by keeping his
options open in a health care debate certain to
last for months.

Frustrated liberal activists, however, point to
polls showing strong public support for a gov-
ernment-run option that is more robust than the
one apparently favoured by the Senate Finance
Committee. They ask why Democrats, who con-
trol the House, Senate and White House, are
pushing a version backed by many Republicans.

White House aides say Obama wants to avoid
issuing non-negotiable demands early in the leg-
islative process. He feels Clinton made such a
mistake in a failed 1993 bid to revamp the health
care system. Obama has made clear that he sup-
ports a bona fide public option for health insur-
ance, which critics say is missing from the Senate
Finance package, at least for now.

But Obama "wants comprehensive health
reform even more," said former Sen. Tom
Daschle, who has advised the administration on
health care. "He will do all he can to get a pub-
lic option," Daschle said, "but at the end of the
day, the only thing non-negotiable is success."

Some Democrats, however, feel Obama has
over-learned the lessons of 1993 and is bending
over too far to attract Republican support in the
Senate. Unless he and congressional Democrat-
ic leaders agree to strengthen the public insur-
ance provision later in the legislative process,
they say, he may regret his hands-off approach.

"No one in this building wants health care
reform as much as we do," California Democra-
tic Rep. Lynn Woolsey, co-chair of the Con-
gressional Progressive Caucus, told reporters in
the Capitol this week. However, she said, if a bill
"does not include a real and robust public option
that lives up to our criteria, then we will fight it
with everything that we have."

The legislative focus is on the 100-member
Senate, where the rules make it difficult to pass
contested bills without 60 votes; there are 57
Democrats, plus two independents who usually
vote with Democrats. The House is moving a
Democratic-crafted bill virtually certain to
include a publicly run health insurance provider
with the clout to compete with private insurers.

In the Senate, Democratic Finance Commit-
tee Chairman Max Baucus is determined to win
some Republican support for a far-reaching
health care bill, which eventually must be rec-

onciled with the House version to become law.
Republican members oppose a public option
similar to the House's plan, saying it would have
unfair advantages that would drive private insur-
ers out of business.

Many Democrats dispute that claim, but Bau-
cus is leaning toward a compromise version
involving non-profit cooperatives. Critics say co-
ops would not be genuine public options for
health insurance.

Proposed by Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad,
the co-ops would receive federal startup money,
but then would operate independently of the
government. They would have to maintain the
same financial reserves that private companies
are required to keep in case of unexpectedly
high claims. With the administration declining to
publicly criticise the co-op proposal, other
Democrats have stepped in.

Sen. Chuck Schumer says the co-ops would
lack sufficient startup funding, and they would be
too decentralized to bargain for the best values
for insurance buyers nationwide. An acceptable
public option must have a presidentially appoint-
ed board to make rules without interference
from the insurance industry, he says.

"Right now, this co-op idea doesn't come
close to satisfying anyone who wants a public
plan," Schumer said this week.

In an interview Thursday, he said Baucus was
weighing his request to bulk up Conrad's pro-
posal. If that fails, critics of the co-op compro-
mise will have other chances to change it, and
Obama can weigh in if he likes. The Senate
Finance Committee bill could be amended on the
Senate floor. The bill could be rewritten in
House-Senate negotiations. Or Senate Democ-
rats could use a strong-arm measure, called rec-
onciliation, to pass a version with little or no
Republican support.

All those options carry political risks and
uncertainty. Obama repeatedly promotes a pub-
lic insurance option that sounds similar to the
robust programme the House wants.

"The public plan, I think, is an important tool
to discipline insurance companies," he said in a
news conference Tuesday. But he said he would
draw no "lines in the sand," leaving proponents
to wonder whether he might eventually drop
the public programme in exchange for some-
thing else. Insurance companies oppose the pub-
lic option proposal. Their cause was hurt this
week when congressional investigators said two-
thirds of the U.S. health insurance industry used
a faulty database that overcharged patients for
seeing doctors outside their insurance network,
costing Americans billions of dollars in inflated
medical bills. The investigation was headed by
Sen. Jay Rockefeller. He is among the Democ-
rats who will press Obama to back a potent gov-
ernment-run health insurance programme.

"Health care reform cannot succeed without
a strong public plan option that works for the
American people," Rockefeller's office said this
week.

(This article was written by Charles Babington,
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EDITOR, The Tribune.

I would be very pleased if you
would print this letter as some-
thing must be done about the
jitneys in Nassau.

I caught the bus yesterday
from downtown to Seabreeze, I
happened to get on a 15A bus
with a driver and a “helper”,
four passengers, including
myself and the young lady sit-
ting in the passenger seat eating,
which I think is standard on
buses these days. After police
asked the driver to leave the
Frederick Street bus stop he
made a circle and attempted to
return to the Frederick Street
bus stop to wait for more pas-
sengers before starting his prop-
er route. Traffic was tight so he
then turned up George Street
at the behest of his “helper”.
On Blue Hill Road he cut off
another bus driver by stopping
within two feet of the front of
the other bus and chasing two
elderly ladies off.

After speeding down Blue
Hill Road toward Wulff Road

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he asked the other passenger
on the bus (a mature lady)
where she was going. As she
was going further down Blue
Hill Road he told her to get off
the bus, literally screaming at
the top of his lungs, shouting
“No one gern beat me out east”
the driver made a mad dash
through the Grove (well off his
route) until his shortcuts
brought him out near Marathon
Mall. On seeing three more 15A
buses, the driver turned around
and asked me to catch one of
the other buses so he could
head back into town, obviously,
I did not pay him. All the time
his “helper” was blowing the
bus horn, shouting encourage-
ment to cut through yards, run
red lights, overtake, and take
short cuts.

Only one word can describe

this. Stupid. All the speeding
and short cuts and kicking pas-
sengers off lost him two of the
four fares that he originally had
on the bus. All his complaining,
cursing, and reckless driving not
only wasted more gas, but, did
not produce more fares. The
police presence does reduce
congestion downtown, but I fear
the sheer numbers of buses is
the problem and idiocy is on
the rise. Something needs to be
done.

Perhaps the central bus ter-
minal can be moved out of the
downtown area or the routes
can be diversified to allow more
access for the public and reduce
the foolish race car antics of
these drivers. The immediate
solution, in my opinion, is to
stop and book these reckless
fools when they are seen com-
mitting these acts and on the
third offence remove them from
the bus.

A DAVIS
Nassau,
June 25, 2009.

How long must we endure
this rusty water supply?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

We would like to bring your attention to the
fact that residents in the Hanna Road area have
been suffering with poor quality water supply
since June 2008. This has been going on far too
long and we would like to know how soon this sit-

uation will be rectified.

Most of the homes in the area are on Water and
Sewerage’s Filter Programme where a filter sys-
tem has been installed to our water supply.

We were told that the filters have to be changed

on a weekly basis.

This would be fine with us except that either
they are not being changed on a timely manner or
they need to be changed more often.

Therefore, we would like this to be monitored

as there might be a need for them to be changed
more than once weekly.

and bath in.

water supply?

Nassau,

June 16, 2009.

Having to redo laundry to try to get out most of
the rusty stains is becoming costly due to
increased water and electricity usage.

Sometimes residents have to use their bottled
distilled water to cook with, sterilized baby bottles

We have complained to relevant authorities
on numerous occasions yet this problem contin-
ues. I ask again, how long must we endure rusty

CONCERNED
RESIDENT

New building might look exceptional but access is impractical

EDITOR, The Tribune.

The Old Black building cor-
ner West Bay and Cumberland
is probably the most well
designed building for a Dunkin
Donut franchise in the world —
we love thinking we have the
best!

The side-walk is not only very

dangerous but the facility has
to be impossible to safely access
for a wheel-chaired customer
to ever have a chance of enter-
ing the premises or leaving with-
out endangering themselves.
The side-walk is exceptional-
ly steep as is the whole new
side-walk around the building.
The new building might look

exceptional but its access is
totally impractical and Public
Works must effectively require
immediate drastic alterations to
the sidewalk and access.

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LOCAL NEWS



Living in hope of a better tomorrow

By LEANDRA ESFAKIS

Failing the Word, mankind
resorts to virtue.

Failing virtue, mankind resorts
to humanity.

Failing humanity, mankind
resorts to morality.

Failing morality, mankind
resorts to legality.

Now legality is the merest husk
of faith and loyalty;

It is the beginning of all con-
fusion and disorder.

(adapted from Lao Tzu, Tao
Te Ching, v. 38)

Dear Ms Alesha Hart:

Your article of last week (Tri-
bune, June 18) speaks eloquently
of the national deafening silence.
You say that by our silence, and
failure to attend in greater num-
bers the candlelight ceremony on
June 15 to honour the victims of
crime, that we disrespected the
memory of fallen victims and
“tomorrow’s victims as well.”

A candle-light ceremony is a
symbol of sorrow, respect, and
hope — for an effective response
to the issues which create victims
of crime. And poor attendance
would indicate that perhaps we
as a people are not caring enough
to step outside our comfort zones
and honour those who have fall-
en. I do believe, however, we are
caring. But what do we care
about? And do we have the con-
viction and courage to defend
what we should care about — at
least our lives? Or is that we have
no expectation of a better tomor-
row because we know we put into
positions of power, persons who
are no more than a reflection our
own weaknesses, and when test-




ed, not able to rise above them.

And so I would like to offer an
answer to the last haunting ques-
tion you raise: “Now, I wonder
who will speak clearly if some-
thing happens to me?”

The answer in a democratic
society is that the judicial system
should speak clearly for you. You
have a right to the safety of your
person and property. Failing that,
aright to a complete police inves-
tigation and a competent prose-
cution of any alleged crime
against you before an impartial
judge and a jury of your peers.

You have right to a verdict, or
order of the court, in accordance
with the evidence given and the
law that applies, within a reason-
able time. You have a right to
have that judgment or order
signed by the judge who made it,
and enforced by the appropriate
authorities. That is what our Con-
stitution and laws guarantee you
as a person within this jurisdic-
tion. But if I understand your
point, it is that “silence gives con-
sent ... and lawlessness prevails
with impunity.” Your point is well
taken, and impunity is the crux
of the issue. I can give you an
example to illustrate your point,
of how impunity does come
about, as in the following case.

A 42-year-old man dies unex-
pectedly in hospital. Five years
later, a Coroner’s inquest is held

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to determine the circumstances
of his death. The verdict states
the man died of natural causes,
with a substantial contribution of
gross neglect by the medical staff
of that hospital.

A doctor offended by that ver-
dict, has his attorney sue the
Coroner in his official capacity.
He applies to the Supreme Court
for Judicial Review of the verdict
of the inquest (a form of appeal, if
you will.) The Coroner is repre-
sented by the Attorney Gener-
al’s Office. The Judge makes an
order that the verdict of the Coro-
ner’s Court is quashed, a new
inquest must be held, and the
doctor be paid his legal costs.

A year later, it appears the
judge has not signed the order he
made. It also appears that the
officials concerned take the posi-
tion that it cannot be enforced
until it is signed by the Judge.

One can only speculate, why
no action, which can be taken,
has not been taken, by either par-
ty to the proceedings (the doctor
or the Attorney General’s office),
to have the order signed. The net
result at this point, is that the doc-
tor is not paid his costs, and there
is no date for the deceased’s
inquest. Now, there is a principle
in law, that the court does not act
in vain. But in this case, it would
appear that the doctor’s applica-
tion has resulted in a nullity —
ie nothing happens, because there
is no signed order. No costs are
paid, no inquest held, no verdict
quashed. Does it also mean then,
that the “offending” verdict still
stands?

In another matter concerned
with the same man’s death, one of
the doctors concerned obtained
an ex-parte injunction against the
Medical Council. This injunction
prevents the Medical Council
from investigating the complaint
of improper conduct as against
him. Again, the Attorney Gen-
eral’s office is a party to that mat-
ter, and represents the Medical
Council. The judge has ordered
that injunction against the Med-
ical Council to remain in place
until there is a hearing. But again
it appears that neither counsel for
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of the doctor’s claim against the
Medical Council.

With no hearing date, and thus
no determination of the claim
against the Medical Council, the
injunction could remain in place
indefinitely. This situation is con-
sidered “extraordinary” in terms
of how the legal system ought to
work — at least in other Com-

We, and those of tomorrow, can
be as well informed as we choose
to be. And we can make better
choices of those we elect, those
holding public office, and those
invited to preside on the judicial
bench.

Quality governance does not
mean electing those with the most
degrees, the most charisma, the

best political tribal support, or
the biggest beer-fest election par-
ty. We can put into positions of
authority, those who are quali-
fied by the nature of their con-
victions, their vision for the peo-
ple, ability for the job, and
courage to follow through. Then,
Ms Hart, you will have someone
to speak clearly for you.



monwealth jurisdictions.

And the Medical Council could
continue to license, indefinitely, a
doctor they are prohibited from
evaluating, regardless of the out-
standing complaint against that
doctor. Again, “extraordinary” is
the understatement that applies.
This situation makes a sham of
the Medical Council's obligation
to evaluate their professionals in
the public interest.

This case illustrates the old
adage, that when “good men”
stand by, and do nothing ... there
are those who secure immunity
from the laws that should apply.

Is this what our government
administration and judiciary
intend? It is a scenario which begs La ge shi Ipme nl
your question: “Now, I wonder = of
who will speak clearly if some-
thing happens to me?” Wsec Cars

Well, if our local judicial system
fails, and goes “silent”, and you
have the money, perseverance,
and the right legal counsel, you
can reach the Privy Council to
speak for you. But that is not the
answer that we should have to
look to, as a first and last resort.

The judicial system here, sup-
ported by your contributions to
the Public Treasury, should speak
clearly for you. Rather than
denounce your citizenship, I
would urge you to continue to
eloquently denounce the neglect
and abuse of our rights as citi-
zens and residents, and reclaim
our duty to speak for each other.

But it appears, as you rightly
say, “we are the sons and daugh-
ters of silence.”

My generation and older, who
are now in positions of power,
are the children of an earlier
unfortunate era, where we
learned we could ignore wrongs,
and those who are wronged. And
we failed to honour the West-
minster system of addressing
those wrongs, for whatever extra-
neous reasons, or for reasons of
our “safety.”

But my generation will pass
away, and there’s the hope: we
have now more young people
educated as to their rights and
obligations as citizens. Along with
that, we have a free press. We
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BY DENISE MAYCOCK

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FREEPORT - The music of
Michael Jackson flooded radio
airwaves all day yesterday in trib-
ute of the iconic pop star who
died on Thursday at the age of
50.

Radio stations in Freeport - 100
Jamz, Mix 102 FM, Love 97, and
Cool 96 — paid tribute to the
‘King of Pop’ by playing his songs,
including tracks from as far back
as when he was a little boy with
the Jackson Five.

Michael Jackson died of car-
diac arrest on June 25 in Los
Angeles.

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Don Martin, owner of MIX
102, said that listeners have been
flooding the station with calls to
express sadness over Michael’s
death and some have made
requests for his songs.

Mr Martin said the pop star
was a trailblazer and an
“immense talent” in the enter-
tainment and music industry.

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“He was very creative; he was
the first artist that took music
videos to another level when he
spent $1 million on a video. He
has been an inspiration to many
artists,” he said.

Dave Mackey, manager of 100
JAMZ Radio Freeport, said
Michael Jackson was an extraor-
dinary musical talent.

“Michael’s talent was far
beyond that of a normal enter-
tainer, he was truly a gifted pio-
neer (who) has influenced many.
As a matter of fact, the history
of the music business cannot be
told without prominent mention
of Michael Jackson.

“The news of the death of
Michael Jackson hit me first with
disbelief, then with a wave of sad-
ness. Michael Jackson's songs
take me from the days of my
youth on up to adulthood,” Mr
Mackey said. “I know the latter
days of his life were filled with
great sadness, loneliness and per-
haps despair as he fell from glory
to shame amidst a cloud of
defamatory allegations.”

Bahamian artist Timmy
Forbes, who is known as “Tim
Fire”, also grew up listening to
the pop star. He was around 11
years old when he started listen-
ing to Michael’s music and began
singing himself at age 18.

Mr Forbes said the ‘Off The
Wall’ album, particularly the song
‘She’s Out of My Life’, was one of
his favourite songs. The ‘Bad’
album was also a great favourite,

“T grew up watching Michael
and he was always my idol, and I
respected him highly. He was an
inspiration to me, and I was kind
of shaken by the tragic news of
his death.

“He accomplished his mission
and God called him home. We
all have a mission to accomplish
and he has passed onto another
place.

“It is a great loss to the enter-
tainment industry, but his music
will live on and he will still be
alive (in his music). Whenever
you turn on the radio you will
always hear him, his sprit and
presence will always be here,” he
said. Artist Lisa Davis, also
known as “Bonafide,” owner of
the Ultimate Dub Lab in
Freeport, said she was in total dis-
belief when she initially heard of
Michael’s death.

“T received the news by text
and I had to try to get toa TV
and the internet to see if it was
really true,” she said.

Ms Davis said her favorite
songs were ‘Beat It’, ‘Billy Jean’,
and ‘PYT (Pretty Young Thing)’.

She said she believes that
Michael still had more to offer to
the music industry.

“I feel we had not even seen
the fullness of his talent as he was
about to re-launch his music
career again. I think many people
were anticipating and waiting to
see what else he could have come
up with after already achieving
what he did worldwide. He was
the king of the pop music genre
and he inspired entire genera-
tions.

“Because of him I try to be a
little more original and not to be
afraid to try new things because
that’s the way he was, he was a
trendsetter and was not afraid to
try new things,” she said.



MOURNERS gather at a shrine on the steps of the Motown Historical Muse-
um in honor of singer Michael Jackson Friday, June 26, 2009 in Detroit.
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Michael Jackson imitators
moonwalked at Mexico City's
Angel of Independence, a prison
in the Philippines organized a
"Thriller" tribute dance, world
leaders paid homage and French
fans gathered at Notre Dame to
sing and cry Friday as people
around the globe mourned the
King of Pop, according to Asso-
ciated Press. From Paris to Peru,
tributes both personal and public
were held by generations of fans
from those who danced to
"ABC" and hummed along with
"I'll be There" and "Ben" in the
‘70s to the Generation X'ers who
moonwalked to "Billie Jean" and
"Thriller."

In Mexico City, a half-dozen
20-something fans took turns
busting Jackson-like moves on
the steps of the country's iconic
Angel of Independence monu-
ment and later sat arm-in-arm
holding candles and posterboards
covered with Jackson photo col-
lages and heartfelt messages.

"I love you Michael Jackson,
King of Pop,” said one. "I will
love you forever."

One member of the small gath-
ering, Oliver Munoz, tried to
moonwalk his sadness away as he
fondly remembered his 20-year
membership in a local Jackson
fan club. “At first it's kind of like
being in shock," he said. "It does-
n't soak in. But then later you
really start to feel the sadness and
you just give in to the tears.”

In one of Mexico City's hun-
dreds of busy nightclubs Thursday
evening, a DJ interchanged stan-
dard techno-music and hard rock
with Jackson songs including
"Beat It" and "Billie Jean," while
clients sadly raised their glasses in
a toast.

Throughout Latin America,
fans planned weekend tributes in
town squares, while in Paris on
Friday hundreds of Jackson fans
sang, danced, cried and shouted
out in grief at a gathering in front
of the Notre Dame cathedral.

In London, shocked fans gath-
ered at the Lyric Theatre, where
a live show based on Jackson's
record-selling album "Thriller" is
being performed, and waited for
news about refunds for 750,000
tickets to his sold-out, 50-night
run. In the Philippines, prison
security consultant Byron Garcia
planned a tribute for Jackson on
Saturday with inmates performing
an encore of a famous video in
which they do a synchronized
dance to "Thriller." The video
has had 23.4 million hits on
YouTube.
THE TRIBUNE



LOCAL NEWS

Father arrestett
after baby death

FROM page one

A police spokeswoman said
investigators had been gathering
evidence in relation to the
March incident when the latest
injuries occurred.

“Tt takes time to investigate
and get the information togeth-
er,” said Tiara Ellis Richard.
“You have to gather all the
medical information and med-
ical evidence.”

Mr Crimmins said that
between March and the time of
the baby’s death, CPS workers
had dropped in to check on his
mother from “time to time”,
including one face-to-face meet-
ing, and she assured them she

did not have contact with Far-
rington.

But police say Farrington was
at the home Wednesday, and
they are investigating whether
he lived there.

“This is obviously the worst
possible outcome,” said Mr
Crimmins, adding that the
agency “want to take a look at
what they’ve done”.

Jayden’s death comes as offi-
cials in the Bahamas have been
reporting that the downturn in
the economy is to blame for a
major hike in the number of
instances of child abuse - rang-
ing from verbal to physical and
sexual attacks.

Several weeks ago Lorraine
Duvalier, assistant director of

school welfare division of the
Department of Social Services,
said her department was
alarmed by the statistics.

Between January and May of
2008 there were 14 cases of
physical abuse against school-
age children in New Providence
reported to the school welfare
division. This leapt to 49 in the
same period in 2009.

Sexual abuse followed the
same trend, increasing from
nine to 37.

As a consequence, Mrs Duva-
lier said attempted suicides by
primary school students had
also risen - with 16 cases being
reported to her division
between January and May,
compared with none in 2008.

Chief Justice’s departure

‘may be for the best’

FROM page one

Some proposed that he took a lackadaisical
attitude towards looking out for the interests of
the judiciary.

“The whole thing has fallen apart with him
there. He just let things go, when he should have
been leading the charge. Judges would make
complaints, suggestions and nothing happens. He
should have been advocating for the judiciary,”
said an attorney on condition of anonymity.

“T believe a Chief Justice should be someone
who is a fulcrom of change and he has not been,”
said another.

Members of the Bahamas Bar are anxious to
see a replacement judge appointed who will “have
a strong backbone” and advocate for change in
the administration of justice. Among those whose
names were mentioned to fill his shoes are: Senior
Supreme Court Justice Anita Allen, Justice Jon
Isaacs, Justice Neville Adderley and attorney
Damien Gomez, who was described as “intelli-
gent, fearless and not indebted to anybody”.

Another experienced litigator, meanwhile, sug-
gested that the Government should bring in a
“good English QC”.

“We need to find somebody who has been
exposed to a system which is accountable, respon-
sive and at least pretending to be consumer
friendly and modern and whose charge would be
to reform the Bahamian judicial system. I don’t
know that we have many people in the Bahami-
an bar who would be able to fit those shoes,”
said the lawyer.

“You have a lot of people who are good at the
law (among the members of the Bar) but to be a
strong Chief Justice you have to know the law as
well as you have to know how to be an adminis-
trator, how to stand up for your judges and show
some backbone,” said another.

In its statement revealing Sir Burton’s impend-
ing departure from the bench, the Cabinet Office
said his nomination to the post “is supported by
the Government of the Bahamas” and is one of
which the country should be “proud.”

“It is an honour to both Sir Burton and the
country that he is to be appointed to this high
international judicial office and to assist in the
completion of the important work of the Inter-
national Criminal Tribunal for the former
Yugoslavia,” said Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham.

SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2009, PAGE 7

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Bank to the National Insurance Board

The Bank further advises that simultaneously with such redemption it 1s proposed
that the Bank shall issue to the National Insurance Board preferred shares having a
value of $17MM in place of the Bonds. The redemption of the Bonds is proposed
to take place on 30)" June, 2009, upon the terms indicated below’

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Such preference shares shall a fixed annual dividend calculated on the par value
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The Government has said it
plans to re-launch the pro-
gramme in autumn after relo-
cating it to New Providence.
The programme will also be
turned into an initiative which
does not solely focus on young
men who have already "become
menaces to society", said Youth
Minister Desmond Bannister
during the 2009/2010 budget
debate.

Instead the retooled pro-
gramme will now attempt to
intervene in the lives of chil-
dren "before they get into trou-
ble", Mr Bannister told Parlia-
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SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2009, PAGE 9

North Andros youth camp closure

will ‘devastate island’s economy’

The move is part of a series of
government budget cuts. In the
2009/2010 budget, funding for
the project was slashed to
$345,000.

But Mr Peet argued the move
is politically motivated — the
programme was started under
the former Christie government.
He also claims the programme
was successful in turning around
the lives of many delinquent
youngsters.

"Independent reports con-
firmed that the programme in
its present form was good for
the Bahamas and very success-
ful in terms of its impact on
young people. By them shutting
it down they are clearly doing



the country a disservice at a
time when crime in the coun-
try is out of control,” he said
yesterday.

Mr Lloyd was engaged by the
former administration to col-
laborate on a National Youth
Service Programme in 2004,
after running a successful youth
outreach centre in New Provi-
dence.

The centre moved to Andros
to take at-risk young men away
from the perils of city life, he
said.

Speaking to The Tribune yes-
terday, he said he was sceptical
of the possible success of the
new programme but not cyni-
cal.

Number's up for Jacko and his lotto fans

FROM page one

puters.

They could face charges of permitting premis-
es to be used for the purpose of a lottery, being
found on premises where a lottery was taking
place or permitting a premise to be used to pro-
mote, organise or conduct a lottery.

Fans around the world yesterday continued

their mourning for the music icon who died sud-
denly from cardiac arrest at the Los Angeles
UCLA Medical Centre.

Having visited the Bahamas in 1998 for the
opening of the Royal Towers at Atlantis, Michael
Jackson performed with a list of other enter-
tainers and was the first celebrity to stay in the
Bridge Suite at Atlantis.

The room has since been dubbed the ‘Michael
Jackson’ suite.

Police focus on medical
treatment in Jackson death

JOHN ROGERS
LOS ANGELES

Michael Jackson apparently
suffered a heart attack, a person
with knowledge of the situation
told The Associated Press on Fri-
day. Police planned to interview
the doctor who was with the pop
icon during his last minutes and
pumped his chest in a vain
attempt to save his life, according
to Associated Press.

As grief for the King of Pop
poured out around the world,
from the icons of music to heart-
broken fans, an autopsy showed
no sign of trauma to Jackson,
whose death came just weeks
before he was to launch an epic
comeback bid in a series of 50
concerts in London.

The person, who was not
authorized to speak publicly and
requested anonymity, said Jack-
son had suffered a heart attack.
Jackson's brother Jermaine had
said the pop singer apparently
went into cardiac arrest — which
often but not always happens
because of a heart attack.

Authorities said they would
speak with the doctor, identified
by the Los Angeles Times as car-
diologist Conrad Murray, and
said they had towed his car from
Jackson's rented mansion because
it could contain medication or
other evidence. Police stressed
that the doctor was not a criminal
suspect. Deputy Police Chief
Charlie Beck said he hoped the
doctor would shed light on the
coroner's findings and "lead us
to some conclusions."

Craig Harvey, a spokesman for
the Los Angeles County coroner,
said there were no signs of foul
play. He said Jackson was taking
some unspecified prescription
medication but gave few other
details.

A 911 call released by fire offi-
cials shed light on the desperate
effort at the mansion to save
Jackson's life before paramedics
arrived Thursday afternoon. Jack-

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son died later at UCLA Medical
Center. In the recording, an
unidentified caller pleads with
authorities to send help, offering
no clues about why Jackson was
stricken. He tells a dispatcher that
Jackson's doctor is performing
CPR. "He's pumping his chest,"
the caller says, "but he's not
responding to anything."

Asked by the dispatcher
whether anyone saw what hap-
pened, the caller answers: "No,
just the doctor, sir. The doctor
has been the only one there.”

The autopsy was completed in
a matter of hours, but an official
cause of death could take up to
six weeks while medical examin-
ers await toxicology tests. No
funeral plans had been made pub-
lic. Jackson had remained out of
the public spotlight during intense
rehearsals for the London con-
certs. Lou Ferrigno, the star of
"The Incredible Hulk," said he
had been working out with Jack-
son for the past several months.

Still, Jackson's health had been
known to be precarious in recent
years, and one family friend said
Friday that he had warned the
entertainer's family about his use
of painkillers. "I said one day
we're going to have this experi-
ence. And when Anna Nicole
Smith passed away, I said we can-
not have this kind of thing with
Michael Jackson," Brian Oxman,
a former Jackson attorney and
family friend, told NBC's
"Today" show. "The result was I
warned everyone, and lo and
behold, here we are. I don't know
what caused his death. But I
feared this day, and here we are."

Oxman claimed Jackson had
prescription drugs at his disposal
to help with pain suffered when
he broke his leg after he fell off a
stage and for broken vertebrae
in his back. The worldwide wave
of mourning for Jackson contin-
uted unabated for the man who
revolutionized pop music and



moonwalked his way into enter-
tainment legend.

"My heart, my mind are bro-
ken," said Elizabeth Taylor, who
was one of Jackson's closest
frimeds and married one of her
husbands at a lavish wedding at
the pop star's Neverland Ranch in
1991. She said she had heard the
news as she was preparing to trav-
el to London for Jackson's come-
back show, and added, "I can't
imagine life without him."

Hundreds made a pilgrimage
to the Jackson family's compound
in Los Angeles, leaving flowers
and messages of love. They did
the same at his star on the Holly-
wood Walk of Fame and at the
home in Los Angeles' Holmby
Hills where Jackson was strick-
en. Some camped out overnight.

In New York, people stopped
at Harlem's Apollo Theater,
where Jackson had performed as
a child with his brothers in one
of rock's first bubblegum super-
groups, the Jackson 5.

Scores of celebrities who knew
or worked with Jackson — or
were simply awed by him —
issued statements of mourning.
Some came through publicists
and others through emotional
postings on social networking
sites like Twitter and Facebook,
where countless everyday fans
were sharing memories as well.

"T truly hope he is memorial-
ized as the '83 moonwalking,
MTV owning, mesmerizing,
unstoppable, invincible Michael
Jackson,” said John Mayer. Miley
Cyrus called him “my inspira-
tion.”

And Diana Ross, the former
lead singer of the Supremes who
introduced the Jackson 5 at their
debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show”
in 1969, said she could not stop
crying. "I am unable to imagine
this,” she said. "My heart is hurt-
ing."

His two ex-wives both said they
were devastated.

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Smith pulls
off victory in
girls under 14
singles final

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

BERMUDA’S Tyler Smith
knew it was going to be diffi-
cult playing her doubles part-
ner Danielle Thompson in the
final of the girls under 14 singles
at the Security & General Inter-
national Tennis Tournament.

Partnership aside, Smith
pulled off a 6-2, 6-4 win yester-
day over Thompson to secure
the second singles title in the
week long tournament hosted
by the Bahamas Lawn Tennis
Association at the National
Tennis Center.

Smith joins Suriname’s Gian
Issa, who clinched the boys’ 14
singles title over Bahamian
Kevin Major Jr in the first sin-
gles final played Thursday.

Today starting at 10am, the
final two single finals will be
contested between a pair of
doubles partners in both the
girls and boys under 18, includ-
ing a much anticipated match
featuring Bahamian Rodney
Carey Jr against Barbadian
Darian King.

Smith, the number two seed,
was lost for words when asked
about her victory.

“T don’t know what to say,”
Smth said. “I mean, she was
good, but she just wasn’t on her
game today.”

In the hard hitting match that
saw both players basically work
the baseline, Smith said she
“played well, but I didn’t play as
well as I expected.”

In the first set, Smith jumped
out to a quick 3-0 lead up a
break. But before Thompson
knew what happened, Smith
had gone ahead 5-0 on another
break.

Avoiding a shutout in the set,
Thompson bounced back as she
held and broke for a 5-2 deficit.

But Smith didn’t allow
Thompson to get any further
into the match by breaking for
the set.

In the second set, both play-
ers held serve through the first
four games before Thompson
got a break for a 3-2 advantage.
They again held until Smith
broke for a 4-4 tie and again
for the win at 6-4.

“T just didn’t want to go
another set,” said Smith about
her comeback.

Thompson said Smith played
exceptionally well when she
needed to.

“T tried my best, but I didn’t
play as well as I wanted to,”
Thompson pointed out.

After taking the lead in the

second set, Thompson admit-
ted that she didn’t maintain her
composure and that resulted in
Smith storming back for the
win.
“T went into the match think-
ing that I didn’t know her,” said
Thompson about playing
against her doubles partner. “I
just tried to play my game.”

In the boys’ 18s, No.2 seed
Darian King cruised past No.4
seed Gabriel Flores. But Rod-
ney Carey, the No.3 seed, hada
tougher time advancing past top
seed Diego Acosta of Ecuador.

Using just about every tactic
he could come up with, Acosta
made Carey work for every
point before he survived a gru-
elling three setter with a 7-6 (4),
4-6, 6-1 decision.

It was gruelling because of
the fact that Acosta tried to use
every opportunity he could to
get some extra time to cool off
as he repeatedly called for the
trainer to check him out and to
take a break to use the bath-
room.

But throughout the match,
with the small crowd on hand
behind him, Carey Jr kept his
composure and eventually pre-
vailed to advance to the final
against King.

“Tt was a very tough match,
like I expected,” said the Grand
Bahamian, who will be a mem-
ber of the Davis Cup team in
July.

“T think it was most impor-
tant for me to stay patient
because I knew the guy was up
to a lot of tricks and so I had to
stay calm and not let it get to
me.”

MARK KNOWLES and
Mahesh Bhupathi in
action yesterday...

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Federer,
Serena move

to 4th round...
See page 12

Photos: Anja Niedringhaus/AP

‘Big wit for Knowles and
Bhupathi at Wimbledon

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

t seems as if Mark

Knowles can’t get away

from the Indian players

at Wimbledon 2009.
Teaming up with Indian
Mahesh Bhupathi in the men’s
doubles, Knowles will have to
face the team of Amritraj of
India and Aisam-Ul-Hagq
Qureshi of Pakistan in the third
round today.

Winning their first round
match, Knowles and Bhupathi
rallied past the team of Kevin
Anderson of the Republic of
South Africa and Somdev Dev-
varman of India in set scores of
6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-5, 7-5.

And yesterday in the second
round, the No.4 seeded team of
Knowles and Bhupathi pulled
off another gruelling 6-3, -5, 6-7
(5), 6-3 win over Phillipp Pet-
zschner of Germany and
Alexander Peya of Austria.

“It was a big win,” said
Knowles, who along with Bhu-
pathi avenged a loss to Pet-
zschner and Peya last year.
“They’re a very dangerous
team. They’re a tough opposi-
tion. But we played one of our
better matches and so I’m
pleased with the way we
played.”

Although they had to go four
sets to avenge last year’s defeat,
Knowles said it was a good indi-
cation of how they are playing
going deeper into the second
Grand Slam tourney for the
year. “We did extremely well at
this tournament last year, so we
would like to see how well we
can do again this year,” he said.
“The win has certainly boosted
our confidence and we just hope
that we can keep up the
momentum.”

Against

Amritraj and

Frustrated at times, Carey Jr
found himself getting away
from his game. But he knew
Acosta’s game plan and he did-
n’t let him derail him.

Now Carey Jr has his sights
set on King, whom he just
recently played against in sin-

Duo head to the third round today



TALKING TACTICS — Mahesh Bhupathi (left) and Mark Knowles have a talk yesterday during their doubles match against Germany’s Philipp Pet-
zschner and Austria’s Alexander Peya at Wimbledon...

Qureshi, Knowles said they are
also formidable opponents, but
they are hoping to they can
keep their winning streak going
against their Indian rivals.
“We have to play at a high
level of tennis,” Knowles pro-

gles in Barbados and lost in two
sets.

“He’s my doubles partner
and one of my best friends, so
it’s going to be an interesting
match,” Carey Jr projected.
“He was home and he had the
home court advantage and the

jected. “At the same time, we
feel that we can beat these guys.
So if we can just go out there
and execute, there’s no reason
why we shouldn’t be able to
win.”

A victory would put Knowles

crowd. Now I have it, but I
hope it’s a good match either
way.”

As for King, he said he didn’t
have any problems pulling off
his semifinal against Flores. But
he’s eager to play Carey Jr.

“Tm glad that he got through

and Bhupathi into the quarter-
final where they could move
closer to a possible showdown
with top seeds American iden-
tical twin brothers Bob and
Mike Bryan.

“We’re very pleased with the

to the final. It was a pretty
tough match,” he said. “I know
the other guy, but I was hop-
ing that I would play Rodney
because he’s my friend and I
know it would be a better
match here.”

The girls’ 18s singles final will

way we are playing,” Knowles
said.

“We have played two great
matches so far and we just hope
that we can keep building that
momentum and continue to
play better at the end.”

matchup between American
doubles partners, No.5 seed
Victoria Duval and Kelsey Lau-
rente. Duval knocked off No.2
seed Denise Starr 6-0, 6-0 and
Laurente got by Alanna Wolff
6-0, 6-2.
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Federer and Serena
move to 4th round.

m@ By STEVEN WINE
AP Sports Writer

WIMBLEDON, England
(AP) — When Roger Federer
misfired on an important shot
Friday, his knees buckled and
he stomped behind the base-
line, miffed at his mere mortal-
ity.

The moment quickly passed,
and Federer advanced to the
second week at Wimbledon by
beating Philipp Kohlschreiber
6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-1.

Federer lost a set for first
time this week, with two errant
forehands costing him the
tiebreaker. That merely extend-
ed his Centre Court workout
by half an hour.

“It has been a good first
week,” he said. “Pretty con-
vincing. I thought this was my
best match of the tournament,
even though I dropped a set.”

Federer earned a berth in the
fourth round Monday against a
familiar foe — Robin Soderling.
Federer beat Soderling in the
French Open final this month
to complete a career Grand
Slam and win his 14th major
title, tying Pete Sampras’
record.

Now the No. 2-seeded Fed-
erer seeks his sixth Wimbledon
title, and he’s a heavy favorite
with defending champion
Rafael Nadal absent because of
bad knees.

“Tt’s down to business in the
second week,” Federer said.
“This is where it gets really
interesting.”

While Federer played on
Centre Court, where the new
retractable roof was open for
the fifth consecutive day, two-
time champion Serena Williams
was assigned to Court 2 and
arrived six minutes late for her
match. Otherwise Williams
remained right on schedule,
beating Roberta Vinci 6-3, 6-4.

Federer could have won more
quickly. He converted only sev-
en of 22 break-point chances
and led 4-2 in the third set,
before the No. 32-ranked
Kohlschreiber played his best
stretch of tennis.

Federer’s rare display of frus-
tration came after he pulled an
easy forehand wide trailing 5-4
in the tiebreaker. Two points
later, Kohlschreiber ripped a
backhand winner to force a
fourth set, but Federer pulled
away from there and extended
his winning streak to 15 match-
es, his longest in two years.

“Sure, I would have loved to
win in straight sets, but he came
back strong,” Federer said. “I
was happy how I reacted. I did-
n’t panic.”

Soderling reached the fourth
round for the first time in seven
appearances at Wimbledon by



defeating Nicolas Almagro 7-6
(7), 6-4, 6-4. The Swede lost
only three points on his first
serve and never faced a break
point.

Up next: Federer. Soderling
has lost all 10 of their matches.

“It’s tough to play against
Roger,” Soderling said. “I’ve
played him 10 times, and after
the match I never felt like I
played well. But I mean, it’s not
because of me. I think it’s
because of him.”

The 22nd-seeded Ivo
Karlovic hit 46 aces, the last on
match point, to upset No. 9 Jo-
Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5),
7-5, 7-6 (5).

In women’s play, 19-year-old
Victoria Azarenka made a suc-
cessful Centre Court debut by
beating Sorana Cirstea 7-6 (2),
6-3. Gisela Dulko, who upset
2004 champion Maria Sharapo-
va in the second round, was
eliminated by No. 10 Nadia
Petrova 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Seventh-seeded Vera
Zvonareva, slowed by an ankle
injury since April, pulled out
before her match against No.
26 Virginie Razzano. Fourth-
seeded Elena Dementieva, a
semifinalist last year, cruised
past qualifier Regina Kulikova
6-1, 6-2.

Williams’ tardy arrival
inspired brief speculation she
might be a no-show. Once that
ended, so did the prospect of
an upset against Vinci.

Williams said she was late
heading to the court at the
south end of the club because
she was awaiting an escort.

“T thought someone was
going to come get me,” she said.
“I was waiting and waiting.
Finally I was like, °OK, I think
I’m just going to go out.’ ’'m
used to someone coming and
saying, ’OK, let’s go.”

The mix-up didn’t rattle
Williams, who hit 10 aces and
committed only 12 unforced
errors to win for the 172nd time
in 200 Grand Slam matches.
The only other active woman
to play so many matches in
major tournaments is her sister,
five-time Wimbledon champi-
on Venus (219).

The No. 2-seeded Serena
used her penetrating strokes to
push Vinci around the court.
One time the Italian scrambled
to retrieve a shot in the corner
several steps beyond the lines,
then stood helpless as Williams
hit a winner into the other cor-
ner.

Only briefly did Williams
waver, with a series of misplays
midway through the second set.
She squealed in anguish when a
poor aim cost her a point at the
net. She squealed again when
she double-faulted on break
point. When she pulled a back-

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hand wide to lose another
game, she stomped the grass

and said, “At-yi-yi.”
Serving at 4-3, she fell behind

Sang Tan/AP



love-30, then hit three aces to
hold. Two games later, one final
ace gave her the match, and she
screamed, “Yes!”

“T don’t think I played great
today at all,” Williams said.
“T’m just glad to have gotten
through it and go on to the next
match.”

Williams’ opponent in the
round of 16 Monday will be
Daniela Hantuchova, who beat
doubles partner Ai Sugiyama
6-4, 6-3. Williams is 6-1 against
Hantuchova.

“She’s such a smooth play-
er,” Williams said. “I have to
make sure I don’t rush myself,
because she is playing well, and
I think she’s moving well. So
I’m going to have to really bring
a tough game.”

ROGER FEDERER slips on the
grass while playing Philipp
Kohlschreiber during their third
round singles match on centre
court at Wimbledon...

(AP Photo: Anja Niedringhaus)

Bank confident of Liverpool’s financial health

m@ By ROB HARRIS
AP Sports Writer

LONDON (AP) — The Royal Bank
of Scotland reassured Liverpool sup-
porters about the club’s financial health,
indicating the team owners’ loans will
be refinanced before next month’s pay-
ment deadline.

RBS pledged to back Liverpool own-
ers Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr.
in an e-mail to those supporters who
have been urging the bank not to extend
the $578 million credit facility secured
with RBS and Wachovia in the United
States.

RBS is Britain’s biggest government-
controlled bank as a result of an industry
bailout last year.

Some fans’ groups had hoped because

taxpayers had effectively bailed out
RBS, they could persuade the bank to
pull the plug on the owners’ loans orig-
inally refinanced in January 2008, and
force them to sell the Premier League
club they bought in February 2007.

While RBS spokesman Roger Lowry
acknowledged the concerns and
“strength of feeling” among fans, he
insisted that the bank has confidence in
Hicks and Gillett — a positive endorse-
ment ahead of the July 24 refinancing
deadline.

“In our view and that of the execu-
tive management of the club, it is finan-
cially healthy and able to service com-
fortably its debt obligations from cash
flow generated by its playing and com-
mercial activities,” Lowry, head of group
public affairs at RBS, wrote to fans in an

e-mail verified by The Associated Press.

Hicks and Gillett have been shoring
up their financial positions in North
America.

Hicks is willing to give up control of
his Texas Rangers if the right deal comes
along, but intends to keep the Dallas
Stars.

The holding company that owns the
teams recently defaulted on about $525
million in loans, though Hicks said that
was an intentional move to help his
negotiations with banks.

Gillett recently announced he was sell-
ing the Montreal Canadiens to the Mol-
son family.

Hicks is still searching for new
investors to help fund a 60,000-seat sta-
dium to replace Anfield and is confi-
dent of completing a deal by the end of

the year.

Hicks and Gillett, who are on the
verge of securing an extension on new
terms for the facility, insist that the actu-
al debt is not as high as the $576 million
often quoted but closer to $411 million.

“The club does not suffer the burden
of debt implied by a lot of the recent
press reports,” Lowry said.

RBS is Liverpool’s main banker, han-
dling most aspects of the business, cru-
cially providing credit for transfers. That
enabled the Reds to break their transfer
record two years ago to sign Fernando
Torres for then $40.6 million from
Atletico Madrid.

“We have set out to establish a long
term relationship with the club, and we
look forward to this continuing for many
years to come,” Lowry said.

Williams
pays tribute
to Jackson

m@ By MATTIAS KAREN
AP Sports Writer

WIMBLEDON, England
(AP) — Serena Williams was
star-struck each time she greet-
ed Michael Jackson.

Williams was among the mil-
lions of fans lamenting the pop
star’s death. She discussed the
stunning news after defeating
Roberta Vinci to reach the
fourth round at Wimbledon.

“Words can’t express my
shock and horror,” Williams
said . “He was just a complete
icon.”

Williams said she met Jack-
son a couple of times, and
became as giddy as any other
fan. “I was honored to meet
him,” she said. “I think any
celebrity who met Michael
Jackson was completely in awe.
I know I was. I kept thinking,
*Oh, my God, oh my God. It’s
him, it’s him.’ So for me he was
the celebrity of all celebrities.”

Williams wasn’t able to name
her favorite Jackson song but
praised his innovation, calling
him “the greatest entertainer
for me of all time.”

“He did things that no one
else did,” she said. “Like
*Thriller’ is the best video ever
made still to this day. The
videos that he did for his songs,
no one had ever even went that
far. And he started a whole new
trend with that. Dances, singing,
beats, you know, everything.”

Williams said she is “always
online” and was able to follow
the news of Jackson’s death on
her computer Thursday night.

“T think Michael Jackson,
everyone listens to his music,”
she said. “It’s like you think of
the Beatles, you think of Elvis
Presley, you think of Michael
Jackson. Those are just lifetime
icons that I’ve never forgotten.
The things that he did was
beyond iconic.”



WORD GAMES: Andy
Murray apparently views every
opponent as a tasty snack.

Murray spent Thursday
evening trying to come up with
variations of player names to
make them sound like food
items, and then posted his best
suggestions on Twitter.

“Tennis player-snack name
game going on,” Murray wrote.
“Lleyton chewit, james flake,
boris doubledecker, dorito
starace. Get thinking...”

He then updated his feed lat-
er with more names. Among
them: Juan Martin del Popcorn,
John MacEnrolo, Cod Wood-
bridge and Novak Yorkie-ovic.

Karlovic hits 46
aces in upset of
No. 9 Tsonga

WIMBLEDON, England
(AP) — Ivo Karlovic of Croat-
ia has hit 46 aces in a close
third-round upset of No. 9-seed-
ed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Wim-
bledon.

The 22nd-seeded Karlovic
never faced a break point Fri-
day and ended his 7-6 (5), 6-7
(5), 7-5, 7-6 (5) victory over the
2008 Australian Open runner-
up with an ace.

He will play seventh-seeded
Fernando Verdasco of Spain in
the fourth round.

Karlovic, the tour leader in
aces in 2009, hit a modern-era
record 55 in a loss at the French
Open last month.

He is best known for stun-
ning 2002 champion Lleyton
Hewitt in Wimbledon’s first
round the following year. The
Karlovic lost his opening match-
es at the All England Club from
2005 to ’08.

Mourning returning
to Heat as executive

MIAMI (AP) — Alonzo
Mourning is returning to the
Miami Heat — as an executive.

Mourning announced Friday
that he has been named
Miami’s vice president of play-
er development, and will begin
the new job soon. Mourning will
be involved with players in both
on and off the court roles. He
will also have community rela-
tions responsibilities.

Mourning, 39, retired from
the Heat earlier this season and
became the first player in fran-
chise history to have his jersey
retired.






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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Sales of pop icon’s music
and videos climb online



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A MAN REACHES through a barrier to add an object to a sidewalk shrine
of mementoes, flowers, candles and notes adorning the star of Michael
Jackson on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles Friday, June 26,
2009. Jackson died Thursday of an apparent heart attack.

RACHEL METZ
AP Technology Writer
NEW YORK

Michael Jackson's death has
led to skyrocketing sales of his
music and videos, with major
retailers like Amazon.com Inc.
and Barnes and Noble Inc. sell-
ing out of products that have
regained immense popularity
overnight.

Bill Carr, Amazon's vice
president of music and video,
said Friday that once the world
learned that the pop icon had
died Thursday, the Web site
sold out within minutes all CDs
by Michael Jackson and by the
Jackson 5 — the group Jackson
and his four older brothers
formed out of Gary, Ind., in the
late ‘60s.

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CD orders Thursday were for
Michael Jackson music, some-
thing Carr called "stunning."
He said he'd "never seen any-
thing like this” before at Ama-
zon after the death of a pop cul-
ture icon.

As of Friday afternoon, Jack-
son's albums accounted for all
10 of Amazon's "Bestsellers in
Music" list, with the 25th
anniversary edition of the cele-
brated "Thriller" album taking
the top spot.

Bestselling

Meanwhile, Barnes and
Noble's Web site and retail
stores are currently sold out of
most Jackson CDs, DVDs and
books, Chief Merchandising
Officer Jaime Carey said. Like
Amazon, its 10 bestselling CDs
were Jackson titles.

Both companies said they
were working to get the prod-
ucts back in stock.

Apple Inc. would not
describe the level of demand
for Jackson's music at its /Tunes
online store, but his dominance
of iTunes’ top-seller lists Friday
speaks for itself.

Around the time of Jackson's
death, only one of his albums
ranked in the top 100 on iTunes
in the United States.

By Friday morning, eight of
the top 10 albums were Jack-
son's. An "Essential" collection
of Jackson's songs compiled by
Apple's iTunes music team was
the top-selling album, followed
by "Thriller."

Five of Jackson's singles
made it to iTunes’ list of most-
purchased tracks — "Man in
the Mirror," ''Thriller," "The
Way You Make Me Feel,”
"Don't Stop ‘Til You Get
Enough," and "Smooth Crimi-



nal" — in what may be one of
the best barometers to gauge
his most popular songs.

With Amazon sold out of
Jackson CDs, Carr said many
customers were buying Jack-



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son's music in digital form. Sales
of Jackson-related videos are
also up on Amazon — Carr said
most DVDs, including the 1978
movie musical "The Wiz," are
currently out of stock.

Carr said it was difficult to
say whether the increased sales
would persist, saying Amazon
for now was taking things
"minute by minute" and react-
ing to customers’ orders.

"They love him, he's a leg-
end, and they're anxious to
make sure they have his music
in their collections," he said.

Reed Saxon/AP Photo

viewing a sidewalk shrine of mementoes, flowers, candles and notes
adorning the star of Michael Jackson on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
in Los Angeles Friday, June 26, 2009. Jackson died Thursday of an

apparent heart attack.

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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 Father arrested after baby death C M Y K C M Y K Volume: 105 No.177SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2009 PRICE – 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER PARTLY SUNNY , T-STORM POSSIBLE HIGH 89F LOW 79F I N S I D E PAGES 6, 9 AND 14 S P O R T S Remembering SEESPORTSFRONT ‘King of Pop’ Wimbledon win for Knowles, Bhupathi Child had skull fracture and injuries to abdomen Boy was put on ‘at risk’ register three months earlier The Tribune ANYTIME ... ANYPLACE , WE RE #1 B AHAMASEDITION TRY OUR BBQ CHIPOTLE SNACK WRAP www.tribune242.com BAHAMASBIGGEST CARSFORSALE, HELP WANTED ANDREAL ESTATE I N S I D E Chief Justice’s departure ‘may be for best’ WOMENANDTODDLERESCAPECARBLAZE By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter tthompson@tribunemedia.net THE closure of the National Youth Service Programme's camp in North Andros yester day will devastate the island's already struggling economy and be a detriment to the country's at-risk youth, claims local MP Vincent Peet. The camp employed more than 30 staff and injected more than $600,000 of revenue into the community, said Mr Peet. He went on: "The economy in North Andros is depressed and to take 30 jobs (away just heartless." The former employees, along with "hundreds" of concerned members of the community, have started a petition urging the Government to reconsider its position on the camp, said Mr Peet. Camp cook Sheila Rolle said she did not take the news of the closure well and told how it places a "tremendous strain" on her family. "It's a blow. I have to try think about what my next step is. I don't know where to go from here," said the 58-year-old widow. Jeffrey Lloyd, the programme director and talk show host, said he will petition the Government to see if they will provide some sort of severance package for camp employees. North Andros youth camp closure will ‘devastate island’s economy’ WHILE the world mourned the death of superstar Michael Jackson, local lottery players were quick to try and capitalise from the singer’s death by using his age as their “lucky” number. Pronounced dead on Thursday evening at the age of 50, any three digit number including the number five was sold out in numbers houses across Nassau from 11am yesterday. Many Jackson fans opted to “put their money where their hearts were” and “try their luck” at the lottery. However, their efforts proved to be in vain as 500, or 050 did not fall yesterday. In Early New York 941 was recorded; in Early Miami 155; and 806 in Early Chicago. While technically illegal in the Bahamas, many Bahamians enjoy playing the local numbers games and often wager small to large sums of money on the possibly of benefiting from the $900 to the dollar payout. Meanwhile, the police conducted a raid at two Percy’s Web Shop locations on Wulff Road and Pitt Road. A number of employees were taken into custody along with an undetermined amount of money and a number of com Number’s up for Jacko and lotto fans TWO women and a baby yesterday made a lucky escape from a car which burst into flames on a busy street (pic tured above). Mickela Brown, 27, her six-month-old daughter and a friend were driving along Shirley Street, Nassau, when they noticed smoke inside the car. They pulled off the road in front of Collins House and got out of the vehicle, a navy blue 2003 Chevrolet Impala, just minutes before it went up in flames. Speaking to The Tribune afterwards, Ms Brown said she had been on the way to hospital to donate blood for her mother when she noticed smoke coming from the armrest. “After we pulled on the side of the road a gentlemen came to assist us. We opened the hood of the car and there was no fire, we looked underneath the car and there was no fire. But then I looked inside and there were flames coming up on the side of the driver’s seat,” she said. As motorists and pedestrians on Shirley Street watched, the car’s gas tank exploded. However, Fire Services were quick to respond and the blaze, which caused plumes of smoke in the area, was successfully put out. The burned wreckage was later towed away. INSIDE CONCERN OVER REVENUE DRAIN FROM UNREGULATED GAMBLING P A GE THREE SUPPLIERS GIVE PLEDGE OVER OSMOSIS PL ANT PAGE TWO Y OUR S AY: LIVINGIN HOPEOFABETTER TOMORROW PAGE FIVE P H O T O : L l o y d A l l e n SOME members of the legal profession claim they are profoundly disappointed at Sir Burton Hall’s tenure as Chief Justice and insist his departure may be “for the best”. Several very experienced attorneys yesterday told The Tribune that while Sir Bur ton has the ability and was initially effective administratively, he fell into obscurity for much of his time in the post and did not push for needed reforms. The Cabinet Office announced on Thursday that Sir Burton, the country’s top jurist, is going on leave in August to become a permanent judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY Sir Burton, 62, who has held the post of Chief Justice for almost eight years, hav ing previously been a Supreme Court Judge and a Justice of Appeal, was described by one prominent attorney yesterday as a man with “a brilliant brain.” “When he was appointed Chief Justice there was celebration among many of us. But since he became Chief Justice, there’s been no reorganisation, no modernisa tion, no streamlining, nothing has happened in the Supreme Court to make the judicial system either user friendly, competitve or accountable or in anyway responsive to the needs to the needs of the Bahamian public.” Another said that while in “his early years” in the role the Chief Justice was especially strong, this did not last. Despite his potential for influence, Sir Burton “just disappeared from the judi cial scene”, claimed several other lawyers. MICHAEL JACKSON B y ALISON LOWE Tribune Staff Reporter alowe@tribunemedia.net A 25-YEAR-OLD Bahamian man has been arrested in the United States and is set to face charges over the death of his four-month-old son three months after the baby suffered other injuries which the father was suspected of inflicting. Now an internal review is being conducted by Child Pro tective Services (CPS into how the case of baby Jay den Farrington was handled by the agency, according to a source in Dallas. Jayden was known to the agency as an “at-risk” child after he suffered two skull fractures at his home in March which caused the CPS to take steps towards ensuring the child was protected. Among these were to having the child’s mother agree that he would not be in contact with his father. Patrick Crimmins, a spokesman for the CPS, said: “She agreed to reside away from the father. She also agreed that she wouldn’t have any contact with the father and that she would be protective of the child.” However, the alarm was again raised about the wellbeing of Jayden by a babysitter at around noon last Wednes day. He was taken to the Arlington Memorial Hospital having suffered a skull fracture and abdominal injuries. He died at around 8pm, police said. Jason Antoine Farrington is being held in the Arlington City Jail, in Texas, and is set to face charges of causing injury to a child with intent to cause serious bodily injury. He has not been allowed to post bail because of a federal immigration hold. SEE page seven SEE page nine SEE page nine SEE page seven SIR BURTON HALL

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By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter mreynolds@tribunemedia.net A TECHNICAL fault at the Blue Hills Reverse Osmosis plant that led to water shortages for thousands of residents last week will not be repeated, suppliers said yesterday. The malfunction, which occurred on Thursday, June 18, left some residents of eastern New Providence without running water for as many as six days, and water supplies were reduced to a trickle for persons living in the Carmichael area. Experts from Consolidated Water Bahamas Ltd, responsible for the supply of reverse osmosis water for the Water and Sewerage Corporation( WSC), flew in to repair the fault last weekend and the plant returned to normal operations on Monday, Minister of State for the Environment Phenton Neymour said in a press conference at Dockendale House yesterday. Consolidated Water Bahamas general managerM ario Bastian explained that the system broke down as t echnicians were installing a standard Unlimited Power Supply (UPSA s technicians rebooted the system, a number of control issues became apparent and water processing ceased at the plant that usually produces five million gallons of water a day. A n IT specialist was flown in from the Cayman Islandso n Friday, June 19, and a con t rol specialist from Venezuela arrived in Nassau last Satur-d ay. Mr Bastian said: “We were able to determine there were one or two hardware issues with our control network; we quickly resolved those issues. “Further to that we experienced software issues with our control systems. We worked with the author of that software via the online system and final-l y brought the plant back online permanently on Monday.” D uring the breakdown, 12 million gallons of the 30 million gallons stored at BlueH ills were used, and the system has since been running at above usual capacity to generate the 24 million gallons held in the storage facility today. Officials stressed that the m alfunction was an unpredictable, isolated incident andt ests have been run to prevent i t from recurring. Consolidated Water Chief E xecutive Officer Rick McTaggart said: “We apolo gise to the WSC and the Bahamian public for any problems they experienced last weekend because of electrical problems. “A number of minor issues conspired to shut down the plant, but we have now replaced faulty components, and we are evaluating how to further improve the control s ystem. “I thank staff who worked diligently through the night to get the plant up and running it appears they have been successful and everything is back to normal now.” Mr Neymour added: “We are pleased that the response time was very good and in addition to that it’s important t hat we document and note the lessons learned from this expe-r ience and put in place a response plan so if this happens again we can respond quicker with minimal or no effect to the general public.” The WSC has identified additional water resources in the New Providence well fields t o meet escalating demand, and heavy rains this Spring mean 1.4 million gallons of water have been collected in the well fields, Mr Neymour said. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2009 THE TRIBUNE OPPOSITION spokesperson on Social Services Melanie Griffin criticised Minister of State for Social Development Loretta Butler-Turner for not putting forward a concrete plan to address the problem of the “overwhelming” levels of child abuse in the Bahamas. In a press statement released on Thursday, Mrs Griffin called on the state minister to immediately put several programmes in place to protect the country’s children. “It was absolutely incredible to note during the recent budget debate that the Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Social Development could not put forward a plan by the ministry to address the current overwhelming levels of child abuse in the country today, particular ly due to the impact of the economic recession. “The ministry is responsible for the care and protection of children, for implementing policies and programmes that would ensure that care and protection, and for responding to extraordinary circumstances where the life, care and protection of children and all vulnerable mem bers of our society are at stake,” she said. Among other things, Ms Griffin is calling for the National Child Protection Council to be mandated and provided with the necessary resources “to increase its programmes to educate the public about the high incidences of child abuse and what steps they ought to take to prevent it and report it.” She further reiterated the need for a special task force. “Realising that the work load is too much for the current level of staff in Child Protective Services, the ministry should activate a special task force to address the high incidences of reported abuse of children. While this task force be led by Child Protective Services, it should be comprised of retired social workers, social workers who are awaiting employment in the ministry, social workers who may be deployed in other government agencies, social workers who are on study leave at the College of the Bahamas and elsewhere,” she said. Mrs Griffin also called on government to enlist the assistance of the Bahamas Christian Council and other religious organisations to reach families with faith-based initiatives. Businesses and other civic organisations, she said, should also be enlisted as a part of a holistic attack to fight back this current surge in child abuse. “Even as social assistance is provided to families in need and efforts must be increased to ensure that this assistance is given on a more timely basis, we cannot sit back and continue to see the kind of reports we are seeing daily in the media about what is happening with our children and know from the information at our disposal the incredible levels of abuses against our children and just continue to narrate the prob lem. Action must be taken and it must be taken now,” she said. She further renewed her plea to government to increase its efforts, to bring the Child Protection Act 2007 into force, “even if in phases as I have been advised is their intention.” Call for immediate action to protect children from abuse M M a a l l f f u u n n c c t t i i o o n n a a t t p p l l a a n n t t w w a a s s i i s s o o l l a a t t e e d d i i n n c c i i d d e e n n t t Experts from around the world flown in to assist in the repairs THE Baptist Young Adult Women’s Ministry Arm of the National Baptist Women’s Convention is invitingm embers of the public to attend “A night of revival”. The event, which takes place at 7pm on Monday, June 29, will be led by Evangelist Crystal N Ferguson, president of the BYAW, and will be held at the Mt Ararat Baptist Church. A lso speaking will be Minister Patrice Ellis of Faith United Baptist Church and Minister Barbara-Lyn Thompson of First Baptist Church. “It is time to shake ourselves and awake to righteousness; restore the dry and barren places in our lives; and ber ekindled by the Holy Spirit with power to work the ministry of reconciliation given to us,” said BYAW in a statement. BYAW invites members of the public to ‘A night of revival’ THE malfunction left some residents of eastern New Providence without running water for as many as six days, and water supplies were reduced t o a trickle for persons living in the Carmichael area.

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GRANDBahama Power Company (GBPC CEO E O Ferrell yesterday apol-o gised for the “unacceptable service” that his company’s customers received during the months of May and June. I t was also announced that G BPC will seek the assistance of i nternational companies to help t hem improve service on Grand B ahama. Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Mr Ferrell said t hat “the CEO of Grand Bahama Power Companies majority owne r, Marubeni TAQA, has been on the island recently to surveya nd understand the issues facing G BPC, and because of this there a re a number of activities curr ently underway and a number of additional initiatives just beginn ing that will serve to improve the reliability of the generation p lant.” Michael Cilinski, vice-president o f generation and technical services, said the current problems a re the result of generating prob lems, primarily with the older generation units. “We have developed a twopronged approach, our short-term p lan is to garner assistance from sister utilities in the Caribbean. I n addition to this we will be bringing over an engineer from t he original equipment vendor with Diesel background to assist with oversight of maintenance of the Diesel units,” he said. Mr Cilinski said the GBPC g eneration team will continue to work the hours necessary in order t o keep the plant operational. He said that the GBPC team has just completed a rework of the preventative maintenance programme to improve the effec-t iveness of the work management process. “In the long term, GBPC has entered into an agreement with a consulting firm from the U K to have them visit our facility a nd conduct a thorough assessm ent of our plant and practices a nd develop recommendations to b ring GBPC to best practices,” he said. Mr Cilinski noted this was expected to be completed by Fall. He also announced thatG BPC expects to begin rotating selected generation leaders for two to three-month periods to other utility sites in the Caribbean a nd Middle East to work with t heir sister companies. That proj ect will also bring selected indiv iduals from these companies to G rand Bahama. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2009, PAGE 3 B y TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter t thompson@tribunemedia.net GOVERNMENT is concerned about the millions of dollars in lost revenue from unregulated gambling and is considering introducing regulations to tax the ‘underground sector’, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Desmond Bannister said. Mr Bannister said government is looking at ways to ensure that pos-s ible taxes derived from that revenue stream "benefit the country in some meaningful way.” He added that while the prospect of a nationa l lottery is not high on the government's agenda, “it is something that may grow out of (the plans to regulate the sector).” Question The issue was raised by Mr Bannister in response to a question by an audience member at the Chamber of Commerce's 'Meet the Mini ster' forum on Thursday. “Government is concerned with r egulating what occurs now and ensuring that the revenue stream benefits the country in some meaningful way," he told the audience. However, Mr Bannister did not specifically identify which aspect ofg ambling the government is considering regulating. "I'm not talking about regulating a ny particular entity, I'm talking about looking at what Bahamians are doing as a people, determining what effects that is having on our economy and deciding whether or not in the best interest of our people that should be regulated. So I'm not speaking specifically about any particular number house or the next, we're going to look at every stream of revenue that is unregulated in this country and determine if thoses treams of revenue continue, how they are to be regulated. Recently police have been cracki ng down on local number houses, just yesterday raiding two Percy’s Web Shop locations on Wulff and Pitt Roads. A number of employees were reportedly taken into custody along with an undetermined amount of money and computers. THE College of the Bahamas’ Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences and Campbell Shipping are hosting a maritime summer camp for eighth and ninth graders. The three-week camp, which began on June 22 and goes until July 9, is designed for students who plan to undertake courses or enter professions in the field of marine or maritime sciences. The goal of the camp is to expose the participants to the the oretical and practical components of marine and maritime disci plines and to enable them to make informed decisions on their career choices. Classes are held Monday through Friday from 9am to 2pm at COB’s Oakes Field campus on Tucker Road and Thompson Boulevard. The camp is free for participants due to the donations by Campbell Shipping. WHY YOU VEX ? Maritime summer camp for eighth and ninth graders In br ief Government looks to stop revenue drain from unregulated gambling GRAND Bahama Power Company president and CEO E O Ferrell and Michael Cilinski, vice-president of generation and technical services. F r a n k l y n W i l l i a m s / K e e n i M e d i a " You know, sometimes I h ate being Bahamian. Hate is a very strong word but it is just how I'm feeling. I mean how is it that we can allow ourselves to just sit back and allow these rapists, child molesters and so-called parents to continue to hurt our children? "It sickens me to see these p aedophiles walk free and roam the streets to prey on other children. Furthermore some of these mothers are just as responsible. Send them to jail too! Heaven knows that I am truly vex." Young & upset. "I vex that these good-fornothing people at Ministry of Works blaming the rain for the horrendous state of our 'roads'. It rains all the time in other parts of the world yet in all my travels I have never fallen into literal ditches while driving onc ity streets! "Maybe they need to re-evalu ate what they use to fill these potholes because there seriously h as to be another way to deal with these craters in the road that are a nuisance and a hazard to the driving public. Ministry of Works should be ashamed!" Dodging ditches in Nassau. " I vex at the slackness that continues to go on at BTC! For the last few nights this week I have been unable to make calls at night, I have not even been a ble to check my account. I only have a cell phone, no land linea t my house, but if I put money on my phone I should at least be a ble to make a call anytime, if heaven help me, there is an emergency. "Thank God I was able to send a text out so that I could g et incoming calls, but it is ridiculous in this day and agem y cell phone does not work when I really need it. Get it t ogether BTC!" Ready for privatisation. "I vex because I could see I need to start toting water from t he government pump to get a decent bath even though I pay W ater and Sewerage for their rusty water. I was so upset after I came home from a hard day's work off two jobs this week and I couldn't even come home to a nice hot shower because of some 'malfunction' at Water a nd Sewerage. I came home at 11pm stinking to high heaven a nd then I turned on the tap to find the water is off. " I was exhausted but had to stay up for another 45 minutes p raying for a trickle from the pump to get a comfort that is also a basic necessity. And this is on top of the rusty, low pres sure water that I suffer as a resid ent of eastern New Providence. When it ain’ one thing in this country it's the next. Man, I ready to move to the States." Suffering out East Are you vex? Send your com plaint to whyyouvex@tribunemedia.net or fax it to 'Vex' at 3282398. CEO apologises for unacceptable service DESMOND BANNISTER

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EDITOR, The Tribune. I would be very pleased if you would print this letter as something must be done about the jitneys in Nassau. I caught the bus yesterday from downtown to Seabreeze, I happened to get on a 15A bus with a driver and a “helper”, four passengers, including myself and the young lady sitting in the passenger seat eating, which I think is standard on buses these days. After police asked the driver to leave the Frederick Street bus stop he made a circle and attempted to return to the Frederick Street bus stop to wait for more passengers before starting his proper route. Traffic was tight so he then turned up George Street at the behest of his “helper”. On Blue Hill Road he cut off another bus driver by stopping w ithin two feet of the front of the other bus and chasing two elderly ladies off. A fter speeding down Blue Hill Road toward Wulff Road he asked the other passenger on the bus (a mature lady where she was going. As she was going further down Blue Hill Road he told her to get off the bus, literally screaming at the top of his lungs, shouting “No one gern beat me out east” the driver made a mad dash through the Grove (well off his route) until his shortcuts brought him out near Marathon Mall. On seeing three more 15A buses, the driver turned around and asked me to catch one of the other buses so he could head back into town, obviously, I did not pay him. All the time his “helper” was blowing the bus horn, shouting encouragement to cut through yards, run red lights, overtake, and take short cuts. Only one word can describe this. Stupid. All the speeding and short cuts and kicking passengers off lost him two of the four fares that he originally had on the bus. All his complaining, cursing, and reckless driving not only wasted more gas, but, did not produce more fares. The police presence does reduce congestion downtown, but I fear the sheer numbers of buses is the problem and idiocy is on the rise. Something needs to be done. Perhaps the central bus terminal can be moved out of the downtown area or the routes can be diversified to allow more access for the public and reduce the foolish race car antics of these drivers. The immediate solution, in my opinion, is to stop and book these reckless fools when they are seen committing these acts and on the third offence remove them from the bus. A DAVIS Nassau, June 25, 2009. C M Y K C M Y K EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 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 W EBSITE www.tribune242.com – updated daily at 2pm WASHINGTON President Barack Obama has learned the lessons of Bill Clinton's failed bidt o overhaul America's health care system. Too well, in fact, say fellow Democrats angry over his refusal to intervene while a conservative pro-p osal advances in the Senate. Obama says he supports a government-run h ealth insurance programme to compete with private insurers, a proposal that is popular with m any Americans, especially Democrats. But he is standing by as a watered-down, bipartisan version appears likely to be included in a Senate package. The president's allies hope it can be strengthened later, or at least accepted by liber-a ls who want a tougher measure. Compromise is essential to every tough political battle, they say,a nd Obama may prove wise by keeping his options open in a health care debate certain to l ast for months. Frustrated liberal activists, however, point to polls showing strong public support for a government-run option that is more robust than the one apparently favoured by the Senate Finance C ommittee. They ask why Democrats, who control the House, Senate and White House, arep ushing a version backed by many Republicans. White House aides say Obama wants to avoid i ssuing non-negotiable demands early in the legislative process. He feels Clinton made such a mistake in a failed 1993 bid to revamp the health care system. Obama has made clear that he sup ports a bona fide public option for health insura nce, which critics say is missing from the Senate Finance package, at least for now. B ut Obama "wants comprehensive health reform even more," said former Sen. Tom D aschle, who has advised the administration on health care. "He will do all he can to get a public option," Daschle said, "but at the end of the day, the only thing non-negotiable is success." Some Democrats, however, feel Obama has o ver-learned the lessons of 1993 and is bending over too far to attract Republican support in theS enate. Unless he and congressional Democratic leaders agree to strengthen the public insura nce provision later in the legislative process, they say, he may regret his hands-off approach. "No one in this building wants health care reform as much as we do," California Democra tic Rep. Lynn Woolsey, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, told reporters in the Capitol this week. However, she said, if a bill " does not include a real and robust public option that lives up to our criteria, then we will fight it w ith everything that we have." The legislative focus is on the 100-member S enate, where the rules make it difficult to pass contested bills without 60 votes; there are 57 Democrats, plus two independents who usuallyv ote with Democrats. The House is moving a Democratic-crafted bill virtually certain to i nclude a publicly run health insurance provider with the clout to compete with private insurers. In the Senate, Democratic Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus is determined to win some Republican support for a far-reaching health care bill, which eventually must be reconciled with the House version to become law. Republican members oppose a public options imilar to the House's plan, saying it would have unfair advantages that would drive private insurers out of business. M any Democrats dispute that claim, but Baucus is leaning toward a compromise versioni nvolving non-profit cooperatives. Critics say coops would not be genuine public options for h ealth insurance. Proposed by Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad, the co-ops would receive federal startup money, but then would operate independently of the government. They would have to maintain thes ame financial reserves that private companies are required to keep in case of unexpectedlyh igh claims. With the administration declining to publicly criticise the co-op proposal, other D emocrats have stepped in. Sen. Chuck Schumer says the co-ops would lack sufficient startup funding, and they would be too decentralized to bargain for the best values for insurance buyers nationwide. An acceptable p ublic option must have a presidentially appointed board to make rules without interferencef rom the insurance industry, he says. "Right now, this co-op idea doesn't come c lose to satisfying anyone who wants a public plan," Schumer said this week. In an interview Thursday, he said Baucus was weighing his request to bulk up Conrad's pro posal. If that fails, critics of the co-op comprom ise will have other chances to change it, and Obama can weigh in if he likes. The SenateF inance Committee bill could be amended on the Senate floor. The bill could be rewritten in H ouse-Senate negotiations. Or Senate Democrats could use a strong-arm measure, called reconciliation, to pass a version with little or no Republican support. All those options carry political risks and u ncertainty. Obama repeatedly promotes a pub lic insurance option that sounds similar to ther obust programme the House wants. "The public plan, I think, is an important tool t o discipline insurance companies," he said in a news conference Tuesday. But he said he would draw no "lines in the sand," leaving proponents to wonder whether he might eventually drop the public programme in exchange for something else. Insurance companies oppose the pub lic option proposal. Their cause was hurt thisw eek when congressional investigators said twothirds of the U.S. health insurance industry used a faulty database that overcharged patients for seeing doctors outside their insurance network, c osting Americans billions of dollars in inflated medical bills. The investigation was headed by Sen. Jay Rockefeller. He is among the Democ-r ats who will press Obama to back a potent government-run health insurance programme. " Health care reform cannot succeed without a strong public plan option that works for the American people," Rockefeller's office said this week. (This article was written by Charles Babington, Associated Press Writer). Foolish race car antics of bus drivers LETTERS letters@tribunemedia.net Liberals prod Obama on health bill EDITOR, The Tribune. We would like to bring your attention to the fact that residents in the Hanna Road area have been suffering with poor quality water supply since June 2008. This has been going on far too long and we would like to know how soon this situation will be rectified. Most of the homes in the area are on Water and Sewerage’s Filter Programme where a filter system has been installed to our water supply. We were told that the filters have to be changed on a weekly basis. This would be fine with us except that either they are not being changed on a timely manner or they need to be changed more often. Therefore, we would like this to be monitored as there might be a need for them to be changed more than once weekly. Having to redo laundry to try to get out most of the rusty stains is becoming costly due to increased water and electricity usage. Sometimes residents have to use their bottled distilled water to cook with, sterilized baby bottles and bath in. We have complained to relevant authorities on numerous occasions yet this problem continues. I ask again, how long must we endure rusty water supply? CONCERNED RESIDENT Nassau, June 16, 2009. How long must we endure this rusty water supply? EDITOR, The Tribune. The Old Black building cor ner West Bay and Cumberland is probably the most well designed building for a Dunkin Donut franchise in the world we love thinking we have the best! The side-walk is not only very dangerous but the facility has to be impossible to safely access for a wheel-chaired customer to ever have a chance of enter ing the premises or leaving without endangering themselves. The side-walk is exceptionally steep as is the whole new side-walk around the building. The new building might look exceptional but its access is totally impractical and Public Works must effectively require immediate drastic alterations to the sidewalk and access. A WATSON Nassau, June 11, 2009. New building might look exceptional but access is impractical

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By LEANDRA ESFAKIS Failing the Word, mankind r esorts to virtue. Failing virtue, mankind resorts to humanity. Failing humanity, mankind r esorts to morality. F ailing morality, mankind resorts to legality. Now legality is the merest husk of faith and loyalty; I t is the beginning of all confusion and disorder. (adapted from Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, v. 38) D ear Ms Alesha Hart: Your article of last week ( Tribune , June 18) speaks eloquently of the national deafening silence. Y ou say that by our silence, and failure to attend in greater numbers the candlelight ceremony on June 15 to honour the victims of c rime, that we disrespected the m emory of fallen victims and “tomorrow’s victims as well.” A candle-light ceremony is a symbol of sorrow, respect, and h ope for an effective response to the issues which create victims of crime. And poor attendance would indicate that perhaps we a s a people are not caring enough t o step outside our comfort zones a nd honour those who have fallen. I do believe, however, we are caring. But what do we care about? And do we have the conv iction and courage to defend what we should care about at least our lives? Or is that we have no expectation of a better tomor-r ow because we know we put into p ositions of power, persons who are no more than a reflection our own weaknesses, and when tested, not able to rise above them. And so I would like to offer an a nswer to the last haunting question you raise: “Now, I wonder who will speak clearly if something happens to me?” T he answer in a democratic s ociety is that the judicial system should speak clearly for you. You have a right to the safety of your person and property. Failing that, a right to a complete police investigation and a competent prosecution of any alleged crime against you before an impartial j udge and a jury of your peers. Y ou have right to a verdict, or order of the court, in accordance with the evidence given and the law that applies, within a reasona ble time. You have a right to have that judgment or order signed by the judge who made it, and enforced by the appropriate a uthorities. That is what our Constitution and laws guarantee you as a person within this jurisdiction. But if I understand yourp oint, it is that “silence gives consent ... and lawlessness prevailsw ith impunity.” Your point is well taken, and impunity is the crux o f the issue. I can give you an example to illustrate your point, of how impunity does come about, as in the following case. A 42-year-old man dies unex p ectedly in hospital. Five years later, a Coroner’s inquest is held to determine the circumstances of his death. The verdict states t he man died of natural causes, with a substantial contribution of gross neglect by the medical staff of that hospital. A doctor offended by that verd ict, has his attorney sue the Coroner in his official capacity. He applies to the Supreme Court for Judicial Review of the verdict o f the inquest (a form of appeal, if you will.) The Coroner is represented by the Attorney General’s Office. The Judge makes an o rder that the verdict of the Coron er’s Court is quashed, a new inquest must be held, and the doctor be paid his legal costs. A year later, it appears the j udge has not signed the order he made. It also appears that the officials concerned take the position that it cannot be enforced u ntil it is signed by the Judge. One can only speculate, why no action, which can be taken, has not been taken, by either par t y to the proceedings (the doctor or the Attorney General’s office),t o have the order signed. The net result at this point, is that the doct or is not paid his costs, and there is no date for the deceased’s inquest. Now, there is a principle in law, that the court does not act in vain. But in this case, it woulda ppear that the doctor’s application has resulted in a nullity i e nothing happens, because there is no signed order. No costs are p aid, no inquest held, no verdict quashed. Does it also mean then, that the “offending” verdict still stands? In another matter concerned w ith the same man’s death, one of the doctors concerned obtained a n ex-parte injunction against the Medical Council. This injunction p revents the Medical Council from investigating the complaint of improper conduct as against him. Again, the Attorney General’s office is a party to that mat t er, and represents the Medical Council. The judge has ordered t hat injunction against the Medical Council to remain in place u ntil there is a hearing. But again it appears that neither counsel for the doctor, nor the AG’s office has obtained a date for a hearing of the doctor’s claim against the M edical Council. With no hearing date, and thus no determination of the claim against the Medical Council, the i njunction could remain in place indefinitely. This situation is considered “extraordinary” in terms of how the legal system ought to work at least in other Com-m onwealth jurisdictions. And the Medical Council could continue to license, indefinitely, a doctor they are prohibited from e valuating, regardless of the outstanding complaint against that doctor. Again, “extraordinary” is the understatement that applies. This situation makes a sham oft he Medical Council's obligation to evaluate their professionals in the public interest. This case illustrates the old a dage, that when “good men” stand by, and do nothing ... there are those who secure immunity from the laws that should apply. Is this what our government a dministration and judiciary intend? It is a scenario which begs your question: “Now, I wonder who will speak clearly if somet hing happens to me?” Well, if our local judicial system fails, and goes “silent”, and you h ave the money, perseverance, a nd the right legal counsel, you can reach the Privy Council to s peak for you. But that is not the answer that we should have to l ook to, as a first and last resort. The judicial system here, supp orted by your contributions to t he Public Treasury, should speak c learly for you. Rather than d enounce your citizenship, I would urge you to continue to e loquently denounce the neglect and abuse of our rights as citi z ens and residents, and reclaim our duty to speak for each other. B ut it appears, as you rightly say, “we are the sons and daught ers of silence.” My generation and older, who are now in positions of power, are the children of an earlier unfortunate era, where we l earned we could ignore wrongs, and those who are wronged. And w e failed to honour the West minster system of addressing t hose wrongs, for whatever extra neous reasons, or for reasons of our “safety.” But my generation will pass away, and there’s the hope: we h ave now more young people educated as to their rights and o bligations as citizens. Along with that, we have a free press. We h ave multiple media channels. We, and those of tomorrow, can b e as well informed as we choose to be. And we can make better choices of those we elect, those holding public office, and those i nvited to preside on the judicial bench. Quality governance does not mean electing those with the most degrees, the most charisma, the best political tribal support, or t he biggest beer-fest election party. We can put into positions of authority, those who are qualified by the nature of their conv ictions, their vision for the people, ability for the job, and courage to follow through. Then, Ms Hart, you will have someone to speak clearly for you. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2009, PAGE 5 T HE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMASVisit our website at www.cob.edu.bsC hapter One Bookstore will be closed f rom June 29, 2009 to June 30, 2009, f or year-end inventory. It will reopen for business on July 1, 2009. T he Business Office Cashier's Cage will close a t 1:00pm on June 30, 2009 and reopen for normal operation on Wednesday, July 1, 2009. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Living in hope of a better tomorrow OUR S AY

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BY DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT – The music of Michael Jackson flooded radio airwaves all day yesterday in tribu te of the iconic pop star who d ied on Thursday at the age of 50. Radio stations in Freeport 100 Jamz, Mix 102 FM, Love 97, and C ool 96 – paid tribute to the ‘King of Pop’ by playing his songs, including tracks from as far back as when he was a little boy with t he Jackson Five. Michael Jackson died of cardiac arrest on June 25 in Los Angeles. Don Martin, owner of MIX 102, said that listeners have been flooding the station with calls to e xpress sadness over Michael’s death and some have made requests for his songs. Mr Martin said the pop star was a trailblazer and an immense talent” in the entertainment and music industry. “He was very creative; he was the first artist that took music videos to another level when he s pent $1 million on a video. He has been an inspiration to many artists,” he said. Dave Mackey, manager of 100 JAMZ Radio Freeport, saidM ichael Jackson was an extraordinary musical talent. “Michael’s talent was far beyond that of a normal entert ainer, he was truly a gifted pioneer (who As a matter of fact, the history of the music business cannot be told without prominent mentiono f Michael Jackson. “The news of the death of Michael Jackson hit me first with disbelief, then with a wave of sadn ess. Michael Jackson's songs take me from the days of my youth on up to adulthood,” Mr Mackey said. “I know the latter d ays of his life were filled with great sadness, loneliness and perh aps despair as he fell from glory to shame amidst a cloud of d efamatory allegations.” Bahamian artist Timmy Forbes, who is known as “TimF ire”, also grew up listening to the pop star. He was around 11y ears old when he started listening to Michael’s music and began s inging himself at age 18. Mr Forbes said the ‘Off The W all’ album, particularly the song ‘She’s Out of My Life’, was one of his favourite songs. The ‘Bad’a lbum was also a great favourite, he said. I grew up watching Michael and he was always my idol, and I respected him highly. He was an inspiration to me, and I was kind o f shaken by the tragic news of his death. “He accomplished his mission and God called him home. We all have a mission to accomplish and he has passed onto another place. “It is a great loss to the entertainment industry, but his music w ill live on and he will still be alive (in his music you turn on the radio you will always hear him, his sprit and presence will always be here,” he said. Artist Lisa Davis, also known as “Bonafide,” owner of the Ultimate Dub Lab in Freeport, said she was in total disb elief when she initially heard of Michael’s death. “I received the news by text and I had to try to get to a TV and the internet to see if it was really true,” she said. Ms Davis said her favorite songs were ‘Beat It’, ‘Billy Jean’, and ‘PYT (Pretty Young Thing S he said she believes that Michael still had more to offer to the music industry. “I feel we had not even seen the fullness of his talent as he was about to re-launch his musicc areer again. I think many people were anticipating and waiting tos ee what else he could have come up with after already achieving w hat he did worldwide. He was the king of the pop music genre and he inspired entire generations. “Because of him I try to be a l ittle more original and not to be afraid to try new things because that’s the way he was, he was a trendsetter and was not afraid to t ry new things,” she said. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2009 THE TRIBUNE MOURNERS gather at a shrine on the steps of the Motown Historical Museum in honor of singer Michael Jackson Friday, June 26, 2009 in Detroit. Jackson died Thursday at the age of 50.. Jackson REMEMBERING Michael ‘King of Pop’s’ music floods Bahamas airwaves MICHAEL JACKSON pictured with Sol Kerzner. Fans moonwalk, hold global vigils P a u l S a n c y a / A P P h o t o M EXICO CITY Michael Jackson imitators moonwalked at Mexico City's Angel of Independence, a prison in the Philippines organized a "Thriller" tribute dance, world leaders paid homage and French fans gathered at Notre Dame to sing and cry Friday as people around the globe mourned the King of Pop, according to Associated Press . From Paris to Peru, tributes both personal and public were held by generations of fans from those who danced to "ABC" and hummed along with "I'll be There" and "Ben" in the '70s to the Generation X'ers who moonwalked to "Billie Jean" and "Thriller." In Mexico City, a half-dozen 20-something fans took turns busting Jackson-like moves on the steps of the country's iconic Angel of Independence monument and later sat arm-in-arm holding candles and posterboards covered with Jackson photo collages and heartfelt messages. "I love you Michael Jackson, King of Pop," said one. "I will love you forever." One member of the small gathering, Oliver Munoz, tried to moonwalk his sadness away as he fondly remembered his 20-year membership in a local Jackson fan club. "At first it's kind of like being in shock," he said. "It does n't soak in. But then later you really start to feel the sadness and you just give in to the tears." In one of Mexico City's hun dreds of busy nightclubs Thursday evening, a DJ interchanged stan dard techno-music and hard rock with Jackson songs including "Beat It" and "Billie Jean," while clients sadly raised their glasses in a toast. Throughout Latin America, fans planned weekend tributes in town squares, while in Paris on Friday hundreds of Jackson fans sang, danced, cried and shouted out in grief at a gathering in front of the Notre Dame cathedral. In London, shocked fans gathered at the Lyric Theatre, where a live show based on Jackson's record-selling album "Thriller" is being performed, and waited for news about refunds for 750,000 tickets to his sold-out, 50-night run. In the Philippines, prison security consultant Byron Garcia planned a tribute for Jackson on Saturday with inmates performing an encore of a famous video in which they do a synchronized dance to "Thriller." The video has had 23.4 million hits on YouTube.

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2009, PAGE 7 Father arrested after baby death A police spokeswoman said investigators had been gathering evidence in relation to the March incident when the latest injuries occurred. “It takes time to investigate and get the information together,” said Tiara Ellis Richard. “You have to gather all the medical information and medi cal evidence.” M r Crimmins said that between March and the time of the baby’s death, CPS workers had dropped in to check on his mother from “time to time”, including one face-to-face meeting, and she assured them she did not have contact with Farrington. But police say Farrington was at the home Wednesday, and they are investigating whether he lived there. “This is obviously the worst possible outcome,” said Mr Crimmins, adding that the agency “want to take a look at what they’ve done”. Jayden’s death comes as officials in the Bahamas have been reporting that the downturn in the economy is to blame for a major hike in the number of instances of child abuse ranging from verbal to physical and sexual attacks. Several weeks ago Lorraine Duvalier, assistant director of school welfare division of the Department of Social Services, said her department was alarmed by the statistics. Between January and May of 2008 there were 14 cases of physical abuse against schoolage children in New Providence reported to the school welfare division. This leapt to 49 in the same period in 2009. Sexual abuse followed the same trend, increasing from nine to 37. As a consequence, Mrs Duvalier said attempted suicides by primary school students had also risen with 16 cases being reported to her division between January and May, compared with none in 2008. F ROM page one Chief Justice’s departure ‘may be for the best’ Some proposed that he took a lackadaisical attitude towards looking out for the interests of the judiciary. “The whole thing has fallen apart with him there. He just let things go, when he should have been leading the charge. Judges would make complaints, suggestions and nothing happens. He should have been advocating for the judiciary,” said an attorney on condition of anonymity. “I believe a Chief Justice should be someone who is a fulcrom of change and he has not been,” said another. Members of the Bahamas Bar are anxious to see a replacement judge appointed who will “have a strong backbone” and advocate for change in the administration of justice. Among those whose names were mentioned to fill his shoes are: Senior Supreme Court Justice Anita Allen, Justice Jon Isaacs, Justice Neville Adderley and attorney Damien Gomez, who was described as “intelli gent, fearless and not indebted to anybody”. Another experienced litigator, meanwhile, sug gested that the Government should bring in a “good English QC”. We need to find somebody who has been exposed to a system which is accountable, responsive and at least pretending to be consumer friendly and modern and whose charge would be to reform the Bahamian judicial system. I don’t know that we have many people in the Bahamian bar who would be able to fit those shoes,” said the lawyer. “You have a lot of people who are good at the law (among the members of the Bar strong Chief Justice you have to know the law as well as you have to know how to be an adminis trator, how to stand up for your judges and show some backbone,” said another. In its statement revealing Sir Burton’s impending departure from the bench, the Cabinet Office said his nomination to the post “is supported by the Government of the Bahamas” and is one of which the country should be “proud.” “It is an honour to both Sir Burton and the country that he is to be appointed to this highi nternational judicial office and to assist in the completion of the important work of the Inter national Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia,” said Prime Minister Hubert Ingra ham. FROM page one

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JOHN ROGERS L OS ANGELES Michael Jackson apparently suffered a heart attack, a person with knowledge of the situation t old The Associated Press on Fri day. Police planned to interviewt he doctor who was with the pop icon during his last minutes and p umped his chest in a vain attempt to save his life, according to Associated Press . As grief for the King of Pop poured out around the world, f rom the icons of music to heart broken fans, an autopsy showedn o sign of trauma to Jackson, whose death came just weeks b efore he was to launch an epic comeback bid in a series of 50 concerts in London. The person, who was not authorized to speak publicly and r equested anonymity, said Jack son had suffered a heart attack.J ackson's brother Jermaine had said the pop singer apparently w ent into cardiac arrest which often but not always happens because of a heart attack. Authorities said they would speak with the doctor, identified by the Los Angeles Times as cardiologist Conrad Murray, and said they had towed his car from Jackson's rented mansion because it could contain medication or other evidence. Police stressed that the doctor was not a criminal suspect. Deputy Police Chief Charlie Beck said he hoped the doctor would shed light on the coroner's findings and "lead us to some conclusions." Craig Harvey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner, said there were no signs of foul play. He said Jackson was taking some unspecified prescription medication but gave few other details. A 911 call released by fire offi cials shed light on the desperate effort at the mansion to save Jackson's life before paramedics arrived Thursday afternoon. Jackson died later at UCLA Medical C enter. In the recording, an unidentified caller pleads with authorities to send help, offering no clues about why Jackson was stricken. He tells a dispatcher that J ackson's doctor is performing CPR. "He's pumping his chest,"t he caller says, "but he's not responding to anything." A sked by the dispatcher whether anyone saw what happened, the caller answers: "No, just the doctor, sir. The doctor has been the only one there." T he autopsy was completed in a matter of hours, but an official c ause of death could take up to six weeks while medical examine rs await toxicology tests. No funeral plans had been made public. Jackson had remained out of the public spotlight during intense rehearsals for the London conc erts. Lou Ferrigno, the star of "The Incredible Hulk," said heh ad been working out with Jackson for the past several months. S till, Jackson's health had been known to be precarious in recent years, and one family friend said Friday that he had warned the entertainer's family about his use of painkillers. "I said one day we're going to have this experi ence. And when Anna Nicole Smith passed away, I said we can n ot have this kind of thing with Michael Jackson," Brian Oxman, a former Jackson attorney and family friend, told NBC's "Today" show. "The result was Iw arned everyone, and lo and behold, here we are. I don't know w hat caused his death. But I feared this day, and here we are." Oxman claimed Jackson had prescription drugs at his disposal to help with pain suffered when he broke his leg after he fell off a stage and for broken vertebrae in his back. The worldwide wave of mourning for Jackson continuted unabated for the man who revolutionized pop music and moonwalked his way into entert ainment legend. "My heart, my mind are broken," said Elizabeth Taylor, who was one of Jackson's closest frineds and married one of her h usbands at a lavish wedding at the pop star's Neverland Ranch in1 991. She said she had heard the news as she was preparing to trave l to London for Jackson's come back show, and added, "I can't imagine life without him." Hundreds made a pilgrimage to the Jackson family's compound i n Los Angeles, leaving flowers and messages of love. They didt he same at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and at the h ome in Los Angeles' Holmby Hills where Jackson was stricken. Some camped out overnight. In New York, people stopped at Harlem's Apollo Theater, w here Jackson had performed as a child with his brothers in one o f rock's first bubblegum supergroups, the Jackson 5. S cores of celebrities who knew or worked with Jackson or were simply awed by him issued statements of mourning. Some came through publicists and others through emotional postings on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, where countless everyday fans w ere sharing memories as well. "I truly hope he is memorial i zed as the '83 moonwalking, MTV owning, mesmerizing, unstoppable, invincible MichaelJ ackson," said John Mayer. Miley Cyrus called him "my inspirat ion." And Diana Ross, the former lead singer of the Supremes who introduced the Jackson 5 at their debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1969, said she could not stop crying. "I am unable to imagine this," she said. "My heart is hurt ing." His two ex-wives both said they were devastated. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL ANDINTERNATIONALNEWS THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2009, PAGE 9 North Andros youth camp closure will ‘devastate island’s economy’ The Government has said it plans to re-launch the programme in autumn after relocating it to New Providence. The programme will also be turned into an initiative which does not solely focus on young men who have already "become menaces to society", said Youth Minister Desmond Bannister d uring the 2009/2010 budget d ebate. Instead the retooled programme will now attempt to intervene in the lives of children "before they get into trouble", Mr Bannister told Parliament. The move is part of a series of government budget cuts. In the 2009/2010 budget, funding for the project was slashed to $345,000. But Mr Peet argued the move is politically motivated – the programme was started under the former Christie government. He also claims the programme was successful in turning around the lives of many delinquent youngsters. "Independent reports confirmed that the programme in its present form was good for the Bahamas and very successful in terms of its impact on young people. By them shutting it down they are clearly doing the country a disservice at a time when crime in the country is out of control," he said yesterday. Mr Lloyd was engaged by the former administration to collaborate on a National Youth Service Programme in 2004, after running a successful youth outreach centre in New Providence. The centre moved to Andros to take at-risk young men away from the perils of city life, he said. Speaking to The Tribune yesterday, he said he was sceptical of the possible success of the new programme but not cynical. FROM page one Number’s up for Jacko and his lotto fans puters. They could face charges of permitting premises to be used for the purpose of a lottery, being found on premises where a lottery was taking place or permitting a premise to be used to promote, organise or conduct a lottery. Fans around the world yesterday continued their mourning for the music icon who died suddenly from cardiac arrest at the Los Angeles UCLA Medical Centre. Having visited the Bahamas in 1998 for the opening of the Royal Towers at Atlantis, Michael Jackson performed with a list of other entertainers and was the first celebrity to stay in the Bridge Suite at Atlantis. The room has since been dubbed the ‘Michael Jackson’ suite. FROM page one Police focus on medical treatment in Jackson death

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n By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net BERMUDA’S Tyler Smith knew it was going to be difficult playing her doubles partner Danielle Thompson in the final of the girls under 14 singles at the Security & General International Tennis Tournament. Partnership aside, Smith pulled off a 6-2, 6-4 win yesterday over Thompson to secure the second singles title in the week long tournament hosted by the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association at the National Tennis Center. Smith joins Suriname’s Gian Issa, who clinched the boys’ 14 singles title over Bahamian Kevin Major Jr in the first singles final played Thursday. Today starting at 10am, the final two single finals will be contested between a pair of doubles partners in both the girls and boys under 18, includ-ing a much anticipated match featuring Bahamian Rodney Carey Jr against Barbadian Darian King. Smith, the number two seed, was lost for words when asked about her victory. don’t know what to say,” Smth said. “I mean, she was good, but she just wasn’t on her g ame today.” I n the hard hitting match that s aw both players basically work t he baseline, Smith said she “played well, but I didn’t play as well as I expected.” In the first set, Smith jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead up a break. But before Thompson knew what happened, Smith had gone ahead 5-0 on another break. Avoiding a shutout in the set, Thompson bounced back as she held and broke for a 5-2 deficit. But Smith didn’t allow Thompson to get any further into the match by breaking for the set. In the second set, both players held serve through the first four games before Thompson got a break for a 3-2 advantage. They again held until Smith broke for a 4-4 tie and again for the win at 6-4. “I just didn’t want to go another set,” said Smith abouther comeback. Thompson said Smith played exceptionally well when she needed to. “I tried my best, but I didn’t play as well as I wanted to,” Thompson pointed out. After taking the lead in the second set, Thompson admitted that she didn’t maintain her composure and that resulted in Smith storming back for the win. “I went into the match think ing that I didn’t know her,” said Thompson about playing against her doubles partner. “I just tried to play my game.” In the boys’ 18s, No.2 seed Darian King cruised past No.4 seed Gabriel Flores. But Rod ney Carey, the No.3 seed, had a tougher time advancing past top seed Diego Acosta of Ecuador. Using just about every tactic he could come up with, Acostamade Carey work for every point before he survived a gruelling three setter with a 7-6 (4 4-6, 6-1 decision. It was gruelling because of the fact that Acosta tried to use every opportunity he could to get some extra time to cool off as he repeatedly called for the trainer to check him out and to take a break to use the bathroom. But throughout the match, with the small crowd on hand behind him, Carey Jr kept his composure and eventually pre vailed to advance to the final against King. “It was a very tough match, like I expected,” said the Grand Bahamian, who will be a mem ber of the Davis Cup team in July. think it was most impor tant for me to stay patient because I knew the guy was upto a lot of tricks and so I had to stay calm and not let it get to me.” Frustrated at times, Carey Jr found himself getting away from his game. But he knew Acosta’s game plan and he did n’t let him derail him. Now Carey Jr has his sights set on King, whom he just recently played against in sin gles in Barbados and lost in two sets. “He’s my doubles partner and one of my best friends, so it’s going to be an interesting match,” Carey Jr projected. “He was home and he had the home court advantage and the crowd. Now I have it, but I hope it’s a good match either way.” As for King, he said he didn’t have any problems pulling off his semifinal against Flores. But he’s eager to play Carey Jr. “I’m glad that he got through to the final. It was a pretty tough match,” he said. “I know the other guy, but I was hoping that I would play Rodney because he’s my friend and I know it would be a better match here.” The girls’ 18s singles final will be a matchup between American doubles partners, No.5 seed Victoria Duval and Kelsey Lau rente. Duval knocked off No.2 seed Denise Starr 6-0, 6-0 and Laurente got by Alanna Wolff 6-0, 6-2. n By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter b stubbs@tribunemedia.net I t seems as if Mark Knowles can’t get awayf rom the Indian players at Wimbledon 2009. Teaming up with Indian Mahesh Bhupathi in the men’s doubles, Knowles will have to face the team of Amritraj of India and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan in the third round today. Winning their first round match, Knowles and Bhupathi rallied past the team of Kevin Anderson of the Republic of South Africa and Somdev Devvarman of India in set scores of 6-7 (4 And yesterday in the second round, the No.4 seeded team of Knowles and Bhupathi pulled off another gruelling 6-3, -5, 6-7 (5 zschner of Germany and Alexander Peya of Austria. “It was a big win,” said Knowles, who along with Bhupathi avenged a loss to Pet zschner and Peya last year. “They’re a very dangerous team. They’re a tough opposi tion. But we played one of our better matches and so I’m pleased with the way we played.” Although they had to go four sets to avenge last year’s defeat, Knowles said it was a good indication of how they are playing going deeper into the second Grand Slam tourney for the year. “We did extremely well at this tournament last year, so we would like to see how well we can do again this year,” he said. “The win has certainly boosted our confidence and we just hope that we can keep up the momentum.” Against Amritraj and Qureshi, Knowles said they are also formidable opponents, but they are hoping to they can keep their winning streak going against their Indian rivals. “We have to play at a high level of tennis,” Knowles pro jected. “At the same time, we feel that we can beat these guys. So if we can just go out there and execute, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be able to win.” A victory would put Knowles and Bhupathi into the quarterfinal where they could move closer to a possible showdown with top seeds American iden tical twin brothers Bob and Mike Bryan. “We’re very pleased with the way we are playing,” Knowles said. “We have played two great matches so far and we just hope that we can keep building that momentum and continue to play better at the end.” C M Y K C M Y K SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2009 THETRIBUNE PAGE 11 PAGE 12 International sports news F ederer, Serena move to 4th round... S ee page 12 ‘Big win’ for Knowles and Bhupathi at Wimbledon TALKING TACTICS Mahesh Bhupathi (leftKnowles have a talk yesterday during their doubles match against Germany’s Philipp Petzschner and Austria’s Alexander Peya at Wimbledon... Duo head to the third round today MARK KNOWLES and M ahesh Bhupathi in action yesterday...P h o t o s : A n j a N i e d r i n g h a u s / A P Smith pulls off victory in girls under 14 singles final

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n By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer WIMBLEDON, England (AP misfired on an important shot Friday, his knees buckled and he stomped behind the baseline, miffed at his mere mortality. The moment quickly passed, and Federer advanced to the second week at Wimbledon by beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (5 Federer lost a set for first time this week, with two errant forehands costing him the tiebreaker. That merely extended his Centre Court workout by half an hour. “It has been a good first week,” he said. “Pretty convincing. I thought this was mybest match of the tournament, even though I dropped a set.” Federer earned a berth in the fourth round Monday against a familiar foe Robin Soderling. Federer beat Soderling in the French Open final this month to complete a career Grand Slam and win his 14th major title, tying Pete Sampras’ record. Now the No. 2-seeded Federer seeks his sixth Wimbledon title, and he’s a heavy favorite with defending champion Rafael Nadal absent because of bad knees. “It’s down to business in the second week,” Federer said. “This is where it gets really interesting.” While Federer played on Centre Court, where the new retractable roof was open for the fifth consecutive day, twotime champion Serena Williamswas assigned to Court 2 and arrived six minutes late for her match. Otherwise Williams remained right on schedule, beating Roberta Vinci 6-3, 6-4. Federer could have won more quickly. He converted only sev en of 22 break-point chances and led 4-2 in the third set, before the No. 32-ranked Kohlschreiber played his best stretch of tennis. Federer’s rare display of frus tration came after he pulled an easy forehand wide trailing 5-4in the tiebreaker. Two points l ater, Kohlschreiber ripped a backhand winner to force a fourth set, but Federer pulled away from there and extended his winning streak to 15 matches, his longest in two years. “Sure, I would have loved to win in straight sets, but he came back strong,” Federer said. “I was happy how I reacted. I didn’t panic.” Soderling reached the fourth round for the first time in seven appearances at Wimbledon by defeating Nicolas Almagro 7-6 (7 only three points on his first serve and never faced a break p oint. U p next: Federer. Soderling has lost all 10 of their matches. “It’s tough to play against Roger,” Soderling said. “I’ve played him 10 times, and after the match I never felt like I played well. But I mean, it’s not because of me. I think it’s because of him.” The 22nd-seeded Ivo Karlovic hit 46 aces, the last on match point, to upset No. 9 JoWilfried Tsonga 7-6 (55 7-5, 7-6 (5 In women’s play, 19-year-old Victoria Azarenka made a successful Centre Court debut by beating Sorana Cirstea 7-6 (2 6-3. Gisela Dulko, who upset 2004 champion Maria Sharapova in the second round, was eliminated by No. 10 Nadia Petrova 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Seventh-seeded Vera Zvonareva, slowed by an ankle injury since April, pulled out before her match against No. 26 Virginie Razzano. Fourthseeded Elena Dementieva, a semifinalist last year, cruised past qualifier Regina Kulikova 6-1, 6-2. Williams’ tardy arrival i nspired brief speculation she might be a no-show. Once that ended, so did the prospect of an upset against Vinci. Williams said she was late heading to the court at the south end of the club becauses he was awaiting an escort. “I thought someone was going to come get me,” she said. “I was waiting and waiting. Finally I was like, ’OK, I think I’m just going to go out.’ I’m used to someone coming ands aying, ’OK, let’s go.”’ T he mix-up didn’t rattle Williams, who hit 10 aces and committed only 12 unforced errors to win for the 172nd timein 200 Grand Slam matches. The only other active woman to play so many matches in major tournaments is her sister, five-time Wimbledon champion Venus (219 The No. 2-seeded Serena used her penetrating strokes to push Vinci around the court. One time the Italian scrambled to retrieve a shot in the corner several steps beyond the lines, then stood helpless as Williams hit a winner into the other cor ner. Only briefly did Williams waver, with a series of misplays midway through the second set. She squealed in anguish when a poor aim cost her a point at the net. She squealed again when she double-faulted on break point. When she pulled a backhand wide to lose another game, she stomped the grass and said, “Ai-yi-yi.” Serving at 4-3, she fell behind love-30, then hit three aces to hold. Two games later, one final ace gave her the match, and she screamed, “Yes!” “I don’t think I played great today at all,” Williams said. “I’m just glad to have gotten through it and go on to the next match.” Williams’ opponent in the round of 16 Monday will be Daniela Hantuchova, who beat doubles partner Ai Sugiyama 6-4, 6-3. Williams is 6-1 against Hantuchova. “She’s such a smooth player,” Williams said. “I have to make sure I don’t rush myself, because she is playing well, andI think she’s moving well. So I’m going to have to really bring a tough game.” WIMBLEDON, England (AP ia has hit 46 aces in a close third-round upset of No. 9-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Wimbledon. The 22nd-seeded Karlovic never faced a break point Friday and ended his 7-6 (5 (55 2008 Australian Open runnerup with an ace. He will play seventh-seeded Fernando Verdasco of Spain in the fourth round. Karlovic, the tour leader in aces in 2009, hit a modern-era record 55 in a loss at the French Open last month. He is best known for stunning 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt in Wimbledon’s first round the following year. The Karlovic lost his opening matches at the All England Club from 2005 to . n By MATTIAS KAREN AP Sports Writer WIMBLEDON, England (AP star-struck each time she greeted Michael Jackson. Williams was among the millions of fans lamenting the pop star’s death. She discussed the stunning news after defeating Roberta Vinci to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon. “Words can’t express my shock and horror,” Williams said . “He was just a complete icon.” Williams said she met Jackson a couple of times, and became as giddy as any other fan. “I was honored to meet him,” she said. “I think any celebrity who met Michael Jackson was completely in awe. I know I was. I kept thinking, ’Oh, my God, oh my God. It’s him, it’s him.’ So for me he was the celebrity of all celebrities.” Williams wasn’t able to name her favorite Jackson song but praised his innovation, calling him “the greatest entertainer for me of all time.” “He did things that no one else did,” she said. “Like ’Thriller’ is the best video ever made still to this day. The videos that he did for his songs, n o one had ever even went that far. And he started a whole new trend with that. Dances, singing, beats, you know, everything.” Williams said she is “always o nline” and was able to follow t he news of Jackson’s death on her computer Thursday night. “I think Michael Jackson, everyone listens to his music,” she said. “It’s like you think of the Beatles, you think of Elvis Presley, you think of MichaelJ ackson. Those are just lifetime icons that I’ve never forgotten. The things that he did was beyond iconic.” WORD GAMES: Andy Murray apparently views every opponent as a tasty snack. Murray spent Thursday evening trying to come up with variations of player names to make them sound like food items, and then posted his best suggestions on Twitter. “Tennis player-snack name game going on,” Murray wrote. “Lleyton chewit, james flake, boris doubledecker, dorito starace. Get thinking...” He then updated his feed lat er with more names. Among them: Juan Martin del Popcorn, John MacEnrolo, Cod Woodbridge and Novak Yorkie-ovic. C M Y K C M Y K INTERNATIONAL SPORTS PAGE 12, SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2009 TRIBUNE SPORTS Federer and Serena move to 4th round n By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer LONDON (AP of Scotland reassured Liverpool supporters about the club’s financial health, indicating the team owners’ loans will be refinanced before next month’s payment deadline. RBS pledged to back Liverpool owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr. in an e-mail to those supporters who have been urging the bank not to extend the $578 million credit facility secured with RBS and Wachovia in the United States. RBS is Britain’s biggest governmentcontrolled bank as a result of an industry bailout last year. Some fans’ groups had hoped because taxpayers had effectively bailed out RBS, they could persuade the bank to pull the plug on the owners’ loans originally refinanced in January 2008, and force them to sell the Premier League club they bought in February 2007. While RBS spokesman Roger Lowry acknowledged the concerns and “strength of feeling” among fans, he insisted that the bank has confidence in Hicks and Gillett a positive endorse ment ahead of the July 24 refinancing deadline. “In our view and that of the execu tive management of the club, it is financially healthy and able to service comfortably its debt obligations from cash flow generated by its playing and commercial activities,” Lowry, head of group public affairs at RBS, wrote to fans in an e-mail verified by The Associated Press. Hicks and Gillett have been shoring up their financial positions in North America. Hicks is willing to give up control of his Texas Rangers if the right deal comes along, but intends to keep the Dallas Stars. The holding company that owns the teams recently defaulted on about $525 million in loans, though Hicks said that was an intentional move to help his negotiations with banks. Gillett recently announced he was sell ing the Montreal Canadiens to the Molson family. Hicks is still searching for new investors to help fund a 60,000-seat stadium to replace Anfield and is confident of completing a deal by the end of the year. Hicks and Gillett, who are on the verge of securing an extension on new terms for the facility, insist that the actual debt is not as high as the $576 million often quoted but closer to $411 million. “The club does not suffer the burden of debt implied by a lot of the recent press reports,” Lowry said. RBS is Liverpool’s main banker, handling most aspects of the business, cru cially providing credit for transfers. That enabled the Reds to break their transfer record two years ago to sign Fernando Torres for then $40.6 million from Atletico Madrid. “We have set out to establish a long term relationship with the club, and we look forward to this continuing for many years to come,” Lowry said. Bank conf ident of Liv erpool’ s f inancial health MIAMI (AP Mourning is returning to the Miami Heat as an executive. Mourning announced Friday that he has been named Miami’s vice president of play er development, and will begin the new job soon. Mourning will be involved with players in both on and off the court roles. He will also have community relations responsibilities. Mourning, 39, retired from the Heat earlier this season and became the first player in fran chise history to have his jersey retired. Mour ning r etur ning to Heat as executive Karlovic hits 46 aces in upset of No. 9 Tsonga Williams pays tribute to Jackson ROGER FEDERER slips on the grass while playing Philipp Kohlschreiber during their third round singles match on centre court at Wimbledon... (AP Photo: Anja Niedringhaus SERENA WILLIAMS plays a return to Roberta Vinci during their third round singles match yesterday at Wimbledon... S a n g T a n / A P

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ANDROS CAT ISLAND ELEUTHERA MAYAGUANA SAN SAL V ADOR GREAT INAGUA GREAT EXUMA CROOKED ISLAND / ACKLINS LONG ISLAND ABACO Shown is today's weather . T emperatures are today's highs and tonights's lows. KEY WEST WEST PALM BEACH FT. LAUDERDALE TAMPA ORLANDO Low: 75F/24C Low: 78F/26C Low: 74F/23C Low: 77F/25C Low: 77 F/25 C Low: 79F/26C Low: 79 F/26 C Low: 78 F/26 C High: 92F/33C High: 90F/32C High: 88 F/31 C High: 89 F/32 C High: 86F/30C High: 88 F/31C High: 89F/32C Low: 81F/27C High: 88F/31C Low: 81 F/27 C High: 89F/32C RAGGED ISLAND Low: 76F/24C High: 88 F/31 C Low: 76F/24C High: 88 F/31 Low: 76F/24C High: 86F/30C Low: 79 F/26C High: 89F/32C Low: 80 F/27 C High: 91F/33C Low: 80 F/27 C High: 90F/32C Low: 76 F/24 C High: 90F/32C Low: 77F/25C High: 93 F/34 C Low: 83F/28C High: 93F/34C High: 88 F/31 C FREEPORT NASSAU MIAMI THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, JUNE 27 TH , 2009, PAGE 13 THE WEATHER REPORT 5-D AY F ORECAST Mostly cloudy with a thunderstorm. Partly cloudy.Clouds and sun with a thunderstorm. Partly sunny, a t-storm possible. Mostly sunny, a t-storm possible. High: 89 Low: 79 High: 91 High: 91 High: 91 A ccuWeather RealFeel A ccuWeather RealFeel A ccuWeather RealFeel A ccuWeather RealFeel A ccuWeather RealFeel Mostly sunny with a shower possible. High: 91 Low: 79 Low: 79 Low: 79 AccuWeather RealFeel 110F T he exclusive AccuWeather RealFeel Temperature i s an index that combines the effects of temperature, wind, humidity, sunshine intensity, cloudiness, precipitation, pressure, and e levation on the human bodyeverything that effects how warm or cold a person feels. Temperatures reflect the high and the low for the day. 88F 110-87F 101-87F 103-91F 109-88F Low: 79 TODAYTONIGHTSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY A LMANAC High ..................................................88F/31C Low ....................................................77F/25C Normal high ......................................87F/31C Normal low ........................................74F/24C Last year's high .................................. 92 F/33C Last year's low .................................. 81 F/27C As of 2 p.m. yesterday ..................................0.15" Year to date ................................................16.94" Normal year to date ....................................17.51" Statistics are for Nassau through 2 p.m. yesterday Temperature Precipitation S UN AND M OON T IDESFOR N ASSAU First Full Last New Jun. 29 Jul. 7Jul. 15Jul. 21 Sunrise . . . . . . 6:22 a.m. Sunset . . . . . . . 8:03 p.m. Moonrise . . . . 11:33 a.m. Moonset . . . . . . . . . none Today Sunday Monday Tuesday HighHt.(ft.LowHt.(ft. 12:30 p.m.2.96:11 a.m.-0.2 -----6:37 p.m.0.0 12:51 a.m.2.77:01 a.m.-0.1 1:27 p.m.2.97:38 p.m.0.1 1:46 a.m.2.57:53 a.m.0.0 2:24 p.m.2.88:40 p.m.0.2 2:44 a.m.2.48:46 a.m.0.1 3:23 p.m.2.89:41 p.m.0.3 W ORLD C ITIES Acapulco91/3279/26pc91/3275/23pc Amsterdam75/2361/16sh74/2359/15s Ankara, Turkey81/2755/12t79/2654/12pc Athens84/2868/20pc86/3070/21c Auckland62/1652/11r59/1552/11r Bangkok90/3278/25sh89/3178/25r Barbados86/3077/25s86/3077/25s Barcelona79/2665/18s76/2466/18s Beijing93/3374/23pc97/3675/23pc Beirut81/2772/22s77/2573/22s Belgrade84/2865/18t79/2664/17t Berlin77/2561/16pc81/2763/17pc Bermuda82/2773/22pc81/2773/22sh Bogota64/1745/7sh65/1844/6sh Brussels77/2563/17t79/2661/16sh Budapest88/3168/20t86/3065/18t Buenos Aires63/1748/8s61/1650/10pc Cairo94/3472/22s96/3575/23s Calcutta99/3783/28pc96/3584/28t Calgary75/2346/7s70/2144/6t Cancun86/3072/22t89/3175/23t Caracas78/2571/21t82/2771/21t Casablanca83/2863/17s79/2663/17pc Copenhagen77/2558/14s77/2561/16s Dublin70/2155/12pc68/2055/12pc Frankfurt77/2561/16t81/2761/16pc Geneva 75/23 57/13 pc 78/2558/14t Halifax 64/17 59/15 sh 63/17 51/10 pc Havana 89/31 75/23 r 88/31 74/23 sh Helsinki 77/25 59/15pc81/2757/13pc Hong Kong 84/28 81/27 r 86/30 82/27r Islamabad 117/47 84/28 s 118/47 86/30 s Istanbul85/2968/20pc88/3170/21pc Jerusalem 78/25 58/14s80/2658/14s Johannesburg 54/1237/2s60/1537/2s Kingston 88/3179/26pc87/3079/26sh Lima71/2159/15s71/2160/15s London79/2655/12sh79/2657/13sh Madrid88/3159/15s90/3259/15pc Manila87/3077/25r86/3078/25r Mexico City77/2555/12t76/2456/13t Monterrey99/3773/22pc99/3775/23pc Montreal75/2366/18t75/2366/18t Moscow75/2355/12pc75/2357/13c Munich72/2257/13t74/2360/15t Nairobi81/2754/12pc81/2754/12pc New Delhi 111/4391/32pc109/4288/31pc Oslo79/2658/14s82/2759/15pc Paris79/2659/15sh81/2761/16sh Prague 74/23 59/15 r 82/27 60/15 r Rio de Janeiro72/2264/17r72/2265/18r Riyadh105/4080/26s105/4081/27s Rome 82/27 65/18 pc 83/28 64/17 s St. Thomas89/3179/26s87/3079/26s San Juan68/2035/1s61/1632/0c San Salvador 86/30 68/20 t 85/29 74/23 t Santiago 63/1741/5r48/834/1r Santo Domingo90/3273/22pc84/2873/22sh Sao Paulo 63/17 55/12 r 65/18 57/13r Seoul88/3172/22pc90/3271/21pc Stockholm 75/23 54/12 s 79/26 55/12 pc Sydney 64/17 48/8 pc64/1745/7s Taipei90/3279/26r92/3381/27t T okyo 86/30 75/23 s 79/26 72/22 r T oronto 80/2662/16pc75/2360/15t Trinidad81/2761/16pc89/3164/17s V ancouver 73/22 56/13 pc 69/2054/12pc Vienna 78/2568/20t79/2670/21t W arsaw 77/25 63/17 c 82/27 65/18 pc Winnipeg 70/21 57/13 r 71/2155/12sh H ighLowWHighLowW F/CF/CF/CF/C T odaySunday Weather (Ws -sunny, pc -partly cloudy, c -cloudy, sh -showers, t -thunderstorms, r -rain, sf -snow flurries, sn -snow, i -ice, Prcp-precipitation, Tr -trace T ODAY ' S U.S. F ORECAST M ARINE F ORECAST WINDSWAVESVISIBILITYWATER TEMPS. NASSAU FREEPORT ABACO Today:SW at 12-25 Knots2-4 Feet5-15 Miles82F Sunday:SW at 8-16 Knots2-4 Feet5-10 Miles82F Today:SW at 12-25 Knots2-3 Feet5-15 Miles81F Sunday:SW at 8-16 Knots2-4 Feet5-10 Miles81F Today:SW at 12-25 Knots2-4 Feet5-10 Miles81F Sunday:W at 8-16 Knots2-4 Feet5-10 Miles81F U.S. C ITIES Albuquerque92/3367/19t87/3066/18t Anchorage69/2052/11s71/2152/11s Atlanta98/3675/23pc90/3273/22pc Atlantic City86/3065/18pc82/2764/17pc Baltimore88/3164/17s84/2864/17pc Boston76/2462/16t73/2260/15pc Buffalo80/2659/15pc73/2258/14t Charleston, SC98/3678/25t97/3679/26pc Chicago82/2765/18pc82/2763/17s Cleveland81/2762/16pc76/2460/15t Dallas102/3878/25s98/3672/22pc Denver86/3056/13s84/2858/14s Detroit86/3063/17pc81/2760/15t Honolulu88/3174/23s88/3175/23s Houston100/3778/25s97/3677/25s HighLowWHighLowW F/CF/CF/CF/C HighLowWHighLowW F/CF/CF/CF/C HighLowWHighLowW F/CF/CF/CF/C T odaySunday TodaySundayTodaySunday Indianapolis90/3267/19s85/2963/17t Jacksonville96/3576/24t96/3577/25t Kansas City96/3567/19s88/3163/17s Las Vegas105/4077/25s109/4285/29s Little Rock100/3778/25s96/3570/21pc Los Angeles84/2864/17pc84/2864/17pc Louisville94/3472/22s90/3266/18t Memphis98/3679/26pc95/3573/22pc Miami86/3077/25t90/3277/25t Minneapolis80/2663/17t80/2661/16s Nashville96/3575/23pc92/3368/20t New Orleans96/3578/25t96/3577/25t New York78/2570/21pc83/2868/20pc Oklahoma City102/3872/22s93/3367/19t Orlando92/3375/23t94/3475/23t Philadelphia86/3068/20pc85/2965/18pc Phoenix 106/41 84/28 pc 106/4182/27pc Pittsburgh84/2860/15pc78/2560/15t Portland, OR 81/2757/13s77/2552/11pc Raleigh-Durham 95/35 69/20 pc 93/33 70/21 pc St. Louis98/3673/22pc90/3266/18pc Salt Lake City 84/28 58/14 s 87/3063/17s San Antonio 100/37 77/25 s 98/36 75/23 s San Diego73/2267/19pc75/2366/18pc San Francisco 84/28 57/13 s 79/2655/12s Seattle74/2355/12pc72/2251/10pc T allahassee 96/3574/23t95/3576/24t T ampa 90/32 78/25 t 90/32 78/25t Tucson99/3777/25pc95/3573/22pc W ashington, DC 88/31 69/20s86/3068/20pc UV I NDEX T ODAY T he higher the A ccuWeather UV Index T M n umber, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 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RACHEL METZ AP Technology Writer NEW YORK Michael Jackson's death has led to skyrocketing sales of his music and videos, with major retailers like Amazon.com Inc. a nd Barnes and Noble Inc. selli ng out of products that have r egained immense popularity overnight. Bill Carr, Amazon's vice president of music and video, said Friday that once the world learned that the pop icon had died Thursday, the Web site sold out within minutes all CDs by Michael Jackson and by the Jackson 5 the group Jackson and his four older brothers formed out of Gary, Ind., in the late '60s. Sixty percent of Amazon's CD orders Thursday were for Michael Jackson music, something Carr called "stunning." He said he'd "never seen anything like this" before at Amazon after the death of a pop culture icon. As of Friday afternoon, Jackson's albums accounted for all 10 of Amazon's "Bestsellers in Music" list, with the 25th a nniversary edition of the celebrated "Thriller" album taking the top spot. B estselling Meanwhile, Barnes and Noble's Web site and retail stores are currently sold out of most Jackson CDs, DVDs and books, Chief Merchandising Officer Jaime Carey said. Like Amazon, its 10 bestselling CDs were Jackson titles. Both companies said they were working to get the prod ucts back in stock. Apple Inc. would not describe the level of demand for Jackson's music at its iTunes online store, but his dominance of iTunes' top-seller lists Friday speaks for itself. Around the time of Jackson's death, only one of his albums ranked in the top 100 on iTunesin the United States. By Friday morning, eight of the top 10 albums were Jackson's. An "Essential" collection of Jackson's songs compiled by Apple's iTunes music team was the top-selling album, followed by "Thriller." Five of Jackson's singles made it to iTunes' list of mostpurchased tracks "Man int he Mirror," ''Thriller," ''The W ay You Make Me Feel," ''Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," and "Smooth Criminal" in what may be one of the best barometers to gauge his most popular songs. With Amazon sold out of Jackson CDs, Carr said many customers were buying Jackson's music in digital form. Sales of Jackson-related videos are also up on Amazon Carr said most DVDs, including the 1978 movie musical "The Wiz," are currently out of stock. Carr said it was difficult to say whether the increased sales would persist, saying Amazon for now was taking things "minute by minute" and reacting to customers' orders. "They love him, he's a legend, and they're anxious to make sure they have his music in their collections," he said. C M Y K C M Y K INTERNATIONAL NEWS PAGE 14, SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2009 THE TRIBUNE Jackson REMEMBERING Michael A STREET PERFORMER dressed as Superman is among hundreds viewing a sidewalk shrine of mementoes, flowers, candles and notes adorning the star of Michael Jackson on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles Friday, June 26, 2009. Jackson died Thursday of an apparent heart attack. A MAN REACHES through a barrier to add an object to a sidewalk shrine of mementoes, flowers, candles and notes adorning the star of Michael Jackson on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles Friday, June 26, 2009. Jackson died Thursday of an apparent heart attack . Sales of pop icon’s music and videos climb online R e e d S a x o n / A P P h o t o R e e d S a x o n / A P P h o t o