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

A SHOOTING and a
stabbing claimed the lives of
two men-in eastern New
Providence and upped the
annual homicide count to 52
within hours yesterday:

_ Police have launched
homicide investigations into

the violent stabbing of a 31- °

year-old man in Fox Hill on
Thursday night and the
shooting of an unidentified
man found in Sea Breeze
early yesterday morning.
Marvin McIntosh, 31, was
stabbed multiple times out-
side his home‘in Obediah

Avenue, off Springfield -

Road, when a Confrontation
with a neighbour escalated
into violence sometime
before. 9pm on Thursday,
police say.

He had been outside his

house with a 19-year-old girl
when they got into a row
with a woman neighbour,
and four men then pulled up
in.a green Ford Ranger truck
and got involved in the row.

The 19-year-old girl’s right
arm was injured and the man
was stabbed‘several times
before he ran into the house
and collapsed.

He was pronounced dead
when Emergency Medical
Services arrived at the
bloody scene.

Hours later a man was
found dead with a gunshot
wound in the head lying face-
down in‘a road in Sea Breeze
sometime after 3am.

Police found the murdered
man half-way along Sea
Breeze Lane, and received
reports of a dark coloured
vehicle seen leaving the area
moments after the shooting.

Neighbours living in a
Bahamian and Haitian vil-
lage on the south side of Sea
Breeze Lane were shocked
by the shooting just metres
away from their homes.

Betty Todd, 55, said her

brother heard a gunshot’

while she was sound asleep.
“He said he heard a shot,
but he didn’t say how many

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he heard,” Ms Todd said.

“T didn’t’ hear anything but
early this morning police
were out there and we were
wondering what, was going
on.”

Her neighbour Tiffany
Knowles,.33, said: “This is
the first time I have heard of
a murder in the area. I didn’t
hear a gunshot, but I got up

police cars driving up and
down along the road so I fig-

Police have not yet iden-
tified the murdered' man and
are not clear ofthe motive
behind the shooting. ~

They are appealing to the
public for information to
assist investigations and
described the victim as slim,
dark, 5ft 4ins tall, with short
hair. He was wearing a white
T-shirt and blue jean shorts
and believed to be in his late

20’s or early 30’s. BERTHRAM THURSTON
Executive Director of claims he was beaten by
Bahamas Against Crime CB 4. police officers yesterday

Moss said the two brutal
killings should wake up the
nation into addressing the
frightening frequency of vio-
lent crime.

He warned 2009 could be

SEE page seven

PLP faction ‘aims to block
Paul Moss from nominating’

A FACTION within the PLP is
reportedly seeking to block leader-
ship hopeful Paul Moss from nomi-
nating at the party's upcoming
national convention, The Tribune
has been informed.

According to well placed sources
within the party, supporters of cur-
rent leader Perry Christie have ques- |y
tioned whether or not a resolution §
can be pushed forward to nullify any
challengers before the convention is:
called in October.

However, while this would essen-
tially guarantee the political survival
of the leader of the party, Mr Christie .has
reportedly voiced his objection to such a move.

At a-recent leadership meeting at PLP head-
quarters, Mr Christie reportedly shot down
the suggestion, charging that anyone who

‘morning.

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

A DISABLED down-
town newspaper salesman
who alleges he was beaten
by three police officers —

‘led by one he claims he
previously reported for
threats of death — said he
is “disappointed” with the
police force.

Berthram Thurston, 44,
who sells newspapers near
Rawson Square had to
seek medical attention
yesterday morning after
he claimed the officers
~ attacked him in the street
at around 6am as he was
unloading his newspapers
onto his stall.

He has now lodged a
formal complaint with the
Police Complaints and
Corruption Unit.

“JT was sitting on the
hatch at the back of the
car unloading it, passing
papers-to my wife. This




wished to face him at the conven-
tion had all rights to make their
intentions known at that time. At
the obvious chagrin of some, Mr
Christie said that to block nomina-
tions would not be a democratic way
of governing the party. However, he
did warn that anyone who chal-
lenged him would be defeated and
he would take their actions as the
most egregious form of betrayal.
Although relatively new to the
party, Mr Moss has been able to
carve a niche within the PLP
amongst its younger more "radical"
members who insist on seeing change within
the party. Echoing this call, which essentially‘
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FREEPORT - A 54-
year-old. teacher on |.
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| Friday with having sexual |.
intercourse with a 12-
year-old girl.

John Cleveland Ingra-
ham appeared before
Deputy Chief Magistrate
Helen Jones in closed
court. He was represent-
ed by. lawyer Simeon
Brown.

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Grand Bahama, Ingra- |
ham had sexual inter-
. course with a minor.

When Magistrate Jones
asked the accused if he
understood the charge, he
replied, “yes.”

'. The magistrate told.
Ingraham that the charge
against him was an
indictable offence, and
that he was not required
to enter a plea of guilty
or not guilty.

Magistrate Jones
explained that a prelimi-
nary inquiry will be held
to determine whether
there is sufficient evi-
dence for him:to stand tri-
al in the Supreme Court.

Ingraham is a teacher
at the Jack. Hayward
High School,

Before granting him
bail, Magistrate Jones
asked Mr Brown whether
his client had to have con-

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for any reason. j

Mr Brown said that the
complainant does not live
with Mr Ingraham and
his wife. ;

He said the com-
plainant lives with her
grandmother, and also
lives between her mother
and father.

The prosecutor did not
object to bail.

Magistrate Jones
warned Mr Ingraham not
to have any contact with
the complainant or his
bail would be revoked.

He was granted $7,000
bail with one or two
sureties and the matter
was adjourned to Janu-
ary 19, 2010, for a pre-
liminary inquiry.











































Intensive
investigation
launched into
fire at school

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launched an intensive iny ek
tigation into the fire *aat
destroyed the office build-
ing at the St Francis/S?
Joseph School earlier this
week,

It was announced yester:
day that two men are be*®
questioned in connec408
with the incident.

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Venezuelans

protest a

of journalists
‘CARACAS, Venezuela

HUNDREDS gathered in
‘Venezuela on Friday to

‘demand justice after a group :
of journalists tec i
media regulations were :
kicked, punched and beaten
with sticks, according to ;}

Associated Press.

Attackers injured 12 of the :
journalists on Thursday as :
‘they passed outleaflets warn- :
‘ing against a new education :
law that critics fear could lead:

.to indoctrination in schools.

~ Photos of the violence :
showed apparent supporters :
‘of President Hugo Chavez :
descending on the group, :
then shoving, kicking and :
‘beating them with sticks. The
journalists, some bloodied in :
the confrontation, later :
reported the attackers shout-
ed slogans in support of :

Chavez’s government.

The leading Caracas daily :
Ultimas Noticias, which has a:
* government- friendly editori- ;
‘al line} said 12 journalists :
employed by its newspaper
group were injured. The }
paper ran a front-page head- :

_ line declaring: “Enough with :

the violence!”

The government con- }
demned the violence and :
ordered an investigation. No }

arrests have been made.

Ultimas Noticias quoted :
witnesses saying the attackers ;
» emerged from a pro-govern-
ment television Station, Avi-. :
la TV. It published a photo-

graph showing a group pum-

meling a person lying on the :
‘pavement, while two of the ;

attackers wielded sticks.
Avila TV denied involve-

ment in a statement, calling }
the accusations one of “many :
attacks” aimed at discrediting i

the station.

On Friday, about 300 pro-

‘ testers led by journalists |

chanted “Freedom of expres-
sion!” outside the attorney /
general’s office. Some held :

signs with photos of ne
reporters under the words:
“Stop the aggression sgn
journalists!”

Justice Minister Tareck El

Aissami condemned the vio-
‘lence, saying the ie i. Bee
were protesting peacefully
when attacked. They had }
been handing out fliers warn- ;
ing against a provision of an
education law that outline ;
sanctions for reports that :
“produce terror” among chil-

dren or incite hate. The leg- ;

islation was approved early }
Friday by lawmakers allied +

with Chavez.
The reporters

away from the National :
Assembly, where police ;

broke up a larger protest :

with tear gas.

“A man hit me over the }

head with a stick,” reporter :

Maria Rondon told Ultimas }

‘Noticias. Another journalist,
Sergio Moreno,

back with a rock.

Police, son of murdered businessman launch appeal

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Grand
Bahama Police and the son of
slain businessman Leslie May-
cock are appealing to persons
to come forward with infor-
mation that could assist in, the
capture of the culprits who
robbed and shot the retired

police officer and. father of

four.

Edmund Rahming, Assis-
tant Superintendent of Police,
said police are prepared to
‘offer a reward to anyone with
information that can assist
them in solving the case.

« Maycock, 50, the proprietor
of the Hawksbill Mini Mart,
was closing his store on the
evening of July 15 when two

men, one armed with a hand- °

gun, robbed him of his pouch
. and shot him.

He died a week later in hos-

pital.
» ASP Rahming, accompa-
nied by several senior police
officers, held a press confer-
ence at the Hawksbill Mini
Mart on Friday. Ryan May-
cock, the eldest child of Mr
Maycock, urged persons to
come forward with informa-
tion that could help solve his
dad’s murder — the island’s
sixth homicide.

The murder count on Grand
Bahama now stands at seven
for the year. :

Of those, the police have
solved five cases.

Mr Rahming noted that
through the support of mem-
bers of the public and the



were
attacked a couple of blocks :

said ai
woman struck him on the :

Tribune poll more are
‘in favour of container port plan

IN THE week that opponents of
moving the container shipping
facilities to Arawak Cay launched'a
petition they hoped would attract
10,000 signatures to stop the move,
a poll on The Tribune website -
www.tribune242.com — suggested
that more people are in favour of
the plan.

A poll that asked the question:
“Should the container shipping
facilities be moved to.Arawak
Cay?” went online at 2pm Thurs-
day. By the close of the poll on Fri-
day, 63 people had voted for the
move with 40 against.

The survey attracted more activ-
ity than other polls posted on the
new website since its launch on
Monday.

Projects

Reader “KM” said the opposi-
tion by Senator Fitzgerald and oth-
ers is primarily “political,” with this
evidenced by the fact that he was
not outspoken about other projects
proposed under the former PLP
administration, projects that had
the potential of harming the envi-
ronment, which Senator Fitzgerald
claims this project will do.

“People need to stop playing pol-
itics, this is why nothing can ever
get done in this country. —

“While there may be some envi-
ronmental impact the move should
be made as the port in its present
location is doing even more dam-
age'to the environment.”

User “Free For Change” said
Bahamians must be more open to

“change.”
“I don’t know what all the noise

appearance.

While reports circulated that the officer,
who was taken into custody on Wednesday,
had been discharged from the Royal
Bahamas Police Force, senior officers said

this was not the case.

"As far as I'm aware he wasn't discharged
said Chief Superintendent
Glenn Miller, officer- in-charge of the Central
police station — the station where the inci-

from the force,"

dent is alleged to have taken place.

Police took the officer in custody on
Wednesday — a day after the sexual assault
is alleged to have occurred — but it was not
clear if he would remain in custody over the

weekend.

"His matter will have to probably be

POLICE. ‘yesterday said they were still
vestigating a fellow officer who is accused
“Of raping a 15-year-old girl.

~The officer was expected to be arraigned
on related charges in a magistrate's court.
yesterday, however, he did not make an

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child sex probe

By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport
Reporterdmaycock@triburemedia.neta teacher was
taken into custody for questioning yesterday in
connection with the aiteged molestation of a
42-year-old girl at Jack Hayward High Schoo. Asst Supt
Emrick Seymour confined that a maie teacher was
taken into custody by palice in connection with
complaints of alleged molestation of a student, The
teacher is now the fourth teacher in the public schooi
system here on Grand Bahama accused of child
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THE POLL appeared in the new aoe wae AWA ee com.

is about the, Container Port being
moved to Arawak Cay. But it is
surely worth a try even if it doesn’t
work out in years to come. We as a
people need to adapt more to
change and stop complaining about
everything.

“Bahamians can’t even find noth-
ing downtown to do anymore,
cause all the shops are closed on

Police still investigating Fy
officer accused of rape |

Moss said.

them.

taken place.

reviewed by the commissioner before a deci-.
sion is made" on whether or not he will'be
charged, officer-in-charge of the Central*
Detective Unit Superintendent Elsworth

"I'm not sure what the commissioner is
going to say," the superintendent said.

Supt Moss added that the case was still
being investigated by his unit.

Normally, police cannot hold a suspect
for longer than 48 hours without charging

The teenager’s parents took ‘her to the
police station earlier this week requesting
that the courts "render her uncontrollable."
It was while in custody at the Central police
station that the assault is alleged to have

As police investigations continue, the
teen — who is reported to have appeared. -
before a juvenile court — was remanded to
the adolescent unit at Sandilands Rehabili-
tation Centre for an evaluation.



the eastern side of Bay street.
Hopefully moving the container

ports will revitalise this side of Bay _

Street,” the reader said.
Other participants: expressed a
less positive outlook on the move.
“Scribe” said the project is.“too
far along to turn back now,” but’is
not for the best.

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media, the police have been
able to make those arrests.

“We are once again appeal-
ing to the good persons of the
Grand Bahama community to
come forward and supply us
with any information that they
may have to assist us in solving
(Maycock’s) homicide and
close a chapter in the life of
the family of Mr Maycock, and
cause the community to be a
more peaceful one,” he said.

Mr Rahming stressed that
information given would be
held in the strictest confidence
and persons would remain
anonymous.

Persons may call the police
control room at 911 or the
crime tipster hotline at 352-
1919, or the Ceritral Detective
Unit at 350-3106-9.

“We definitely would like to
have this matter solved, along
with all of our outstanding mat-
ters, that remain unsolved,
including the last murder that
we experienced here on Grand
Bahama,” said Mr Rahming.

Ryan Maycock said that his
father’s death has been very
difficult for the family.

“It has left a hole in my

‘heart and my family’s heart,

having to go on without him,
because he was such a bless-
ing to our lives for so long, and
to have him taken this way is
very tragic.

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“T want to appeal to the pub-
lic for any information that

they have with regards to the

robbery and murder of my
dad.

Mr Maycock noted that a lot
of murders go unsolved
because people are afraid to

come forward for some rea-.

son.
“I know that there are a lot
of people out there who think
that they are a snitch to come
forward with information, I
want to let them know you are

not being a snitch if you come.

forward...you are being a hero.
You are going to remain
anonymous so you have no
reason to fear anybody,” he

: said,

“The person who commit-
ted this crime should come for-
ward themselves. We want to

appeal to them and the gener-
al public to help ‘bring closure
to this case.’

Mr. Maycock said his father
loved the business and loved
serving the community as a
police officer.

“My dad was a giving man
and no one thought it would
happen to him; he didn’t
deserve it, he never did any-
thing to anyone.

~ “He was loved by so many
people in the community of
Hawksbill and Grand Bahama.
He served on the police force
for a number of years, and his
colleagues have expressed their
grief and sadness of what has
taken place, and we just want
to get some closure... and it

would be a blessing to us for
anyone who has information,
to. come forward,” he said.





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will remember things like this when
the FNM. decides to vote on a cam-
paign of ' transparency and account-
ability’ again. If (the. government
is) so satisfied that this is the best
thing for the country on the whole,
they’re doing a pitiful job of con-

- vincing us.’

Meanwhile,- reader Mr Forbes
said he thinks moving the port to

.- Arawak Cay is “almost criminal.”

Attitude

“There is this attitude by the gov-
ernment of the Bahamas that they ©
can simply subvert the will.of the
Bahamian people. This move to
Arawak Cay was never endorsed
by the people,” he said.

Ellie questioned whether estab-
lishing a port at the entrance to
Nassau Harbour will turn off visi-
tors.

“From what I understand, the
cruise terminal at the Lucayan Har-
bour in Freeport is being moved
to Williams Town because tourists
complain that the first thing that
they see when entering the
Lucayan Harbour by ship is the
concrete and steel jungle of the
container port which is not what
they expect and part.of what they
are trying to get away from. Won't
the establishment of a major con-

‘tainer shipping facility at Arawak

Cay create.a similar problem for
tourists going into Nassau Har-
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Republican death trip

“TI AM in this race because I don’t want
to'see us spend the next year re-fighting
the Washington battles of the 1990s. I

don’t want to pit Blue America against ©

Red America; I want to lead a United
States of America.”

So declared Barack Obama i in Novem-
ber 2007, making the case that Democrats
should nominate him, rather than one of
his rivals, because he could free the nation
from the bitter partisanship of the past.

Some of us were sceptical. A couple of
months after Obama gave that speech, I
warned that his vision of a “different kind
of politics” was a vain hope, that any
Democrat who made it to the White House
would face “an unending procession of

wild charges and fake scandals, dutifully

given credence by major media organiisa-

’ tions that somehow can’t bring themselves

to declare the accusations unequivocally
false.”

So, how’s it going?

Sure enough, President Obama is now
facing the same kind of opposition that
President Bill Clinton had to deal with:
an enraged right that denies the legitima-
cy of his presidency, that eagerly seizes
on every wild rumour manufactured by
the right-wing media complex.

This opposition cannot be appeased.
Some pundits claim that Obama has polar-
ized the country by following too liberal an

agenda. But the truth is that the attacks on
the president have no relationship to any-
thing he is actually doing or proposing.

Right now, the charge that’s gaining the

most traction is the claim that health care _
reform will create. “death panels” (iri'Sarah_
Palin’s words) that will shuffle the elderly’

and others off to an early grave. It’s. a com-
plete fabrication, of. course. The provision
requiring that Medicare pay for voluntary
end-of-life counselling was introduced by
Sen. Johnny Isakson, Republican — yes,
Republican — of Georgia, who says that
it’s “nuts” to claim that it has anything to
do with euthanasia.

‘ And not long ago, some of the most
enthusiastic peddlers of the euthanasia
smear, including Newt Gingrich, the for-
mer speaker of the House, and Palin her-
self, were all for “advance directives” for
medical care in the event that you are inca-
pacitated or comatose. That’s exactly what
was being proposed — and has now, in
the face of all the hysteria, been dropped
from the bill.

Yet the smear continues to spread. And
as the example of Gingrich shows, it’s not
a fringe phenomenon: Senior GOP fig-
ures, including so-called moderates, have
endorsed the lie.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is one of
these supposed. moderates. I’m not sure
where his centrist reputation comes. from__
— he did, after all, compare critics of the
Bush tax cuts to Hitler. But in any case, his
role in the health care debate has been

. flat-out despicable.

Last week, Grassley claimed that. his

. colleague Ted Kennedy’s brain tumour

wouldn’t have been treated properly in
other countries because they prefer to
“spend money on people who can con-
tribute more to the economy.”

This week, he told an audience that “you
have every right to fear,” that we “should
not have a government-run plan to decide ~
when to pull the plug on grandma.”

Again, that’s what a supposedly. centrist
Republican, a member of the Gang of Six
trying to devise a bipartisan health plan,
sounds like.

So much, then, for Obama’s dream of
moving beyond divisive politics.

The truth is that the factors that made
politics so ugly in the-Clinton years — the
paranoia of a significant minority of Ameéf-~
icans and the cynical willingness of leading
Republicans to cater to that paranoia —
are as strong as ever. In fact, the situation
may be even worse than it was in the
1990s, because the collapse of the Bush
administration has left the GOP with no
real leaders other than Rush Limbaugh.

The question now is how Obama will
deal with the death of his postpartisan
dream.

So. far, at least, the Obama administra-

__ tion’s response to the outpouring of hate
‘on the right has had a deer-in-the-head-
‘lights quality. It’s as if officials still can’t

wrap their minds around the fact that
things like this can happen to people who
aren’t named Clinton, as if they keep
expecting the nonsense to just go away. .

What, then, should Obama do? It would
certainly help if he gave clearer and more
concise explanations of his health care

plan. To be fair, he’s got much better. at._|.

that over the past couple of weeks.
What’s still missing, however, is a sense
of passion and outrage — passion for the

"goal of ensuring that every American gets

the health care he or she needs, outrage at
the lies and fear-mongering that are being
used to block that goal.

_ So can Obama, who can be so eloquent
when delivering a message of uplift, rise to
the challenge of unreasoning, unap-
peasable opposition? Only time will tell.

(This article was written by
: Paul Krugman — c.2009 New York
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MIDDLE and lower
income families are now
discussing how they are
going to put together the
monies which the gov-
ernment has casually tak-
en away from the Student
Loan Programme. For
those who have complet-
ed the process and
received the money or
who do not need the
assistance of this pro-
gramme, this might just
be an intellectual exer-
cise but to regular peo-

ple this is serious busi-

ness.

Families will be seek-
ing to refinance their
homes to secure school
money. Many will seek

consumer loans at inter- |

est rates up to 19 per cent

.per annum to meet the

requirements. Many who
have already gone this
route to make the initial
payments will find that
they have lost that invest-
ment as they cannot find
the rest of the money
needed to send their
young ones off.

The children of some
Members of Parliament
may not have this need.
The children of the
wealthy can easily find
alternatives — Mommy
and Daddy’s bank
account. The children of
already struggling fami-
lies are up the proverbial

creek. They have been °
_ put there by the govern-

ment’s decision.

This is simply evil. This
is patently wrong. This
ought to be a criminal
offence. It is certainly ‘an
immoral act deserving

* condemnation.

The debate is being
carried in the media as a
political one. This is
wrong as‘this is probably

the single most important

social issue facing our
country. Simply put, an

uneducated person ‘is in,

the same position as a

person without enough

food to eat — he or she is
slowly dying from a lack
of sustenance. Our coun-
try cannot grow without
an educated people.
Anyone who is sixty
years old or more or who
has made him — or her-



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self — aware of the his-
tory of: The Bahamas
since the middle of the
twentieth century can see
the difference. Prior to
the 1970’s the acquisition
of a bachelor’s degree
was noticeable in the
community. Since then
éven an MBA or Master’s
degree is relatively wide-
spread. Many of the peo-
ple who have these
degrees secured them
with the help of govern-

ment bonded scholarships.

or government grants or
government loan scholar-
ships. The various private
sector programmes
pitched in and proved to
be a great help to able
students , from poor
means.

' Even with the many
thousands who earned
these degrees we still
cannot accurately
describe ours as being an
“educated society” but at
least we were taking
some steps in the right
direction. Now this das-
tardly decision by the

government has deter-
mined that instead of
progressing we will slide
backwards. I really don’t
care how many “things”
a government builds or
claims to do. I am terribly
concerned about how our
people are growing intel-
lectually, spiritually and

socially.
We will not fix our ever
growing. criminally

inclined by reducing the
number of educated per-
sons. We will not grow
our economy by reducing
the training that our peo-
ple receive. We will not
enhance family life by
forcing them into another
round of robbing Peter to
pay a bit to Paul. We are
creating a permanent
underclass. When the
economy needs educated
persons they will have to
come from other coun-
tries which value educa-
tion as we are going out

, of the business of intel-

lectual development.

Thank you, Mr Ingra-
ham, for this latest attack
on the ambitions of our
people.

PHILIP P SMITH
Nassau,
. August 11, 2009.

Stench from Montagu
ramp is unbearable

EDITOR, The Tribune



PATTE LEE is 100 per cent correct about the dis-

_ graceful conditions created by the Montagu fish mar-

Ket.

This should be a scenic recreational park, not a
stinking, unhygienic spot where the smell of rotting
conch permeates the area, and jet:‘skis and customers
create major traffic delays during peak hours.

How can vendors be allowed to sell seafood without
potable water? Where do they go to the toilet (the
bushes across the street) and how do they wash their
hands if there is no running water?

Aren’t there laws regarding food handling and do
these vendors have business licences, or are they
squatters?

Why has the Montagu area been allowed to deteri-

orate to its squalid state while the west is now clean
and pristine? Is it because it’s off the Miss Universe
path? .
Why has the East Bay/Village Road north and
Shirley Street intersection (and now Village: Road)
become a repository for cheap and tacky plywood
signs? Aren’t there laws about erecting signage?

Do the law abiding tax payers who live in sur-
rounding areas count for anything?

I agree with Ms Lee that this is not the site for a fish

market. But if the vendors must stay, the government

has an obligation to regulate and CLEAN UP the
area.

There’s plenty of room to the north for a feeder
road to accommodate jet skis and for a centoled
number of fruit and vegetable vendors.

The vendors, if they must use the area, should con-
tribute to the upkeep through the payment of rent
(like the rest of us would).

They should also be charged when they litter
(throwing conch shells and styrofoam food containers
in a pile is littering).

It’s time to make good on election promises and
deal with this nightmare called Montagu.

ATHENA DAMIANOS

NOTICE

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COCKBURN TOWN, SAN SALVADOR, BAHAMAS, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for. registration/naturalization as a citizen of
The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason
why registration/naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts
within twenty-eight days from the 8" day of August, 2009
to the Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship,
P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE.

NOTICE is hereby given that JULLIAN SEARS of BETHEL
AVENUE, P.O. BOX N-4478, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of
The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason
why registration/naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts
within twenty-eight days from the 8" day of August, 2009
to the Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship,
P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2009, PAGE 5
LOCAL NEWS : ay

WHY YOU Firearms examiner
in student shooting trial

A .38 bullet ‘was One seins btm:
of two rounds found’

who was one of nine doctors whe
operated on Fowler, the victim was
rushed to the operating theatre for
surgery. That surgery, however, was
urisuccessful and Fowler died at

: : ‘9.32pm that night.

only two prosecution witnesses — One of the three alternate jurors

called to testify yesterday, told the on the trial was discharged yester-

court that around 3.45pm on Janu- day. According to the jury foreman,

ary 7, 2008, Fowler was brought to

the Princess Margaret Hospital by

EMS personnel. According to Dr

Benedicto, Fowler was hypertensive

and had to be resuscitated. Dr Bene- -

dicto told the court that Fowler had










"I vex because (a few :
weeks ago) as I was leaving |
work J saw an employee of :
a fast food restaurant trans- :
porting two big trolleys full :
of (pastries) to the exterior :
of the building. I asked her :
where was it going, she said :
they are going to be thrown :
away in the garbage. I asked :
why because the food :
looked fresh and edible. :
She said it was food that :
didn't get sold and the pro- }
cedure is that they count :
them and then discard :
them. i
"Why are these people :
throwing away food when :

By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

A FIREARMS examiner testi-
fied yesterday that a .38 bullet was
one of two fired rounds found at the

“scene of the shooting of a C R Walk-
-er high school student last year.

Jamal Penn, 21, is charged with
the January 7, 2008 shooting death
of Deangelo Cargill Fowler, 18.
Penn is represented by attorney |
Murrio Ducille. Fowler was shot in
broad daylight as he stood on a bus
stop on Bay and Frederick Streets.
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According to Corporal Aaron
Wilson Jr, the second bullet lacked’
certain characteristics and so it could
not be determined whether or-not
the bullet had been fired from the
same weapon. Corporal Wilson told
the court that there was no trace of
blood or tissue on either of the two
bullets.

Dr Bob Benedicto, the second of

the alternate juror reported that she
_ had taken ill from food poisoning.
Prosecutors and Mr Ducille agreed
with Senior Justice Anita Allen that
it would be better to discharge the
juror. ‘The trial was adjourned to

we have people, children, :
right here in the Bahamas :
who going to bed hungry? I :
think that is very inhumane :
and sad. Why.don't they :
donate these pastries to one :
of the many children's :
homes we have here in Nas- :
‘sau? I think they would :
serve as ‘great desserts for ;
these less fortunate chil- }

dren,"

"I'm vexed at the people :
in the line to go Shirley }
Street with traffic backed :
up from the Harbour Club :
going east. who wait until ;
they are by Higgs and John- :
son to hold up traffic to butt :
‘into the line going east. :
Also the taxis and buses in :
front of Government House }
butting-in to go toward }

town.

no police,"

"T am vex that the road :
signage personnel can write :
words 'slow' on the road a:
few feet past the front of :._
the former prime minister's :
house when these signs say- :
ing 'slow' should also be :
painted on the road in front :
of the former Crystal }

Palace."

Motorist, Nassau. ; »

"I vex because I gone in :
one bank over PI yesterday, :
on a blessed Friday after- :
noon, and they only had :
one ‘teller serving cus- :
tomers. Now I like this bank i
because it's usually fast and ::
I can get in and out very }

quickly.

"But I ain' know if some- :
one call in sick or.every- :
body went to lunch the :
same time but it was a mess. :
And then one man run hot }
on a supervisor type who :
was sitting down, taking her :
time doing God knows :
what, instead of helping the :
‘long line. She had the nerve :
to play cute with him and :
talking to him like he was :
being unreasonable instead :
of doing her job. These peo- :'
ple need to do better man," ;
BeBe, Nassau. :

Are you vex?
Send your complaints to

whyyouvex@tribunemedia.net :

or fax to 328-2398.

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Nancy R., Nassau.

"When the idiot sticks }
were up by the Montagu, :
the police were there to :
make sure traffic went as it }
should. Of course, (there :
are) no idiot sticks now and }

Disgusted, Nassau.



are prosecuting the case.

a gunshot entry wound to the chest

Tuesday.

hronic diseases on the rise
- among young Bahamians

JOHNSON BAY, South
Andros — Chronic, non-com-
municable diseases; which
continue to be “the leading
causes” of illness and dis-

’ ability among older adults
in the Bahamas, are now.

having “a major impact” on
younger Bahamians, Health
Minister Dr Hubert A Min-
nis said.
Statistics compiled by the
Ministry of Health. and the
Department of Public
Health show that CNCDs
are “negatively impacting
younger Bahamians” and
are “steadily increasing in
our school children,” he
said.
This is despite the fact
that CNCDs are preventable
and the subject of continu-
ing education and awareness
programmes funded by the
Ministry of Health, in con-
junction with the Depart-

ment .of Public: Health and

other stakeholders.

Measures 3

He said measures have
also been put in place to
deal with the curative aspect
of CNCDs in order to

approach them from “a tru- .

ly holistic standpoint.”

CNCDs — obesity, hyper-
tension, heart disease, dia-
betes, kidney failure, can-
cer, asthma and arthritis —
are “seriously affecting” the
quality of life and economic
status of individuals and
families in The Bahamas, he
said.

“They are preventable
and controllable through the

implementation of daily -

exercise, diets rich in fruits
and vegetables, and a reduc-
tion in the intake of salt, fats

and sugars,” Dr Minnis said.

“Unfortunately we have a
significant percentage of our

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They are preventable and |

controllable through the

implementation of daily
exercise, diets rich in fruits
and vegetables, and a
reduction in the intake of salt,
fats and sugars. Unfortunately
we have a significant —
percentage of our population
already affected by these

conditions.”



population already ‘affect-
ed by these conditions.”

A CNCD Risk Preven-
tion Survey confirmed that

approximately two-thirds

of Bahamians are over-
weight.

Obesity is “a leading fac-
tor” for CNCDs and con-

_tributes “significantly” to

the “unacceptable preva-
lence of these illnesses
among the population,” Dr
Minnis said.

Reversing the increasing
prevalence of chronic, non-
communicable diseases
among Bahamians “is a
major priority” of the Min-
istry of Health, he said.

The eradication of
CNCDs was made a priori-
ty in 2007 when funds were
allocated in the 2007/2008

Budget for the implemen-

tation of a National
Healthy Lifestyle Cam-
paign. ;

' It was expected to lead
to a widespread acceptance
of healthy living in com-
munities, schools, work-
places and homes through-
out the. Bahamas.



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Dr Hubert Minnis

Phase I of that initiative
took the form of a 100-Day
Challenge under the theme:

“Geta New Start on”
Healthy, Eiving; Put Knowl:
edge into Practice’, ..;
’ Data from a survey con-

ducted on CNCDs in 2001
showed that they accounted
for almost 45 per cent of all
deaths.

That figure rose to 57.4
per cent by 2003 and 65 per
cent by 2005.

“This increasing trend
represents a growing dis-
ease burden on our people,
the delivery of healthcare,
and the economy,” Dr Min-
nis said.

Hospitals

“Like other countries in

the Caribbean, the preva-

lence of (CNCDs) and their ,
impact on our health facili--
ties at public hospitals and
primary healthcare facili-
ties contribute significantly
to the cost of the provision .
of healthcare in The
Bahamas.”

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Dr Minnis said the Min-
istry of Health isin the. |
process of implementing a

new drig programme that
_ will ensure that, individuals, ... |.

suffering from CNCDs are
able to receive medication
from public and private
pharmacies. .

“The intent of the
National Drug Plan is to
increase access to prescrip-
tion drugs fcr persons being
affected by chronic, non-

’ communicable -diseases,”

he said.

“Drug therapy is an
important component of
the treatment regime to
manage and control the
health and financial burden
faced by individuals and the
community as a whole
because of the prevalence
of chronic, non-communi-
cable diseases.

“The plan.will also pro-
vide healthcare. providers
with information on com-
pliance which is essential
for.controlling the effect of
CNCDs on. patients,” Dr

Minnis said.

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Should the death penalty be
enforced in the Bahamas?

IN VIEW of the coun-
try’s murder count reach-
ing 50 so far for the first
eight months of this year,

former Cabinet Minister .

Leslie Miller has advocat-
ed the re-enforcement of
the death penalty. How-
ever, the question always
raised when the subject is
brought up is whether the
death penalty is in fact a
true deterrent to crime.
The Tribune hit the
streets to get the opinion
of some Bahamians as to
whether or not the death
penalty should be
enforced.

DWAYNE DANE
I feel as that if it is on
the books then it should

be carried out, the Bible |

‘says if you live by the
sword you die by the
sword, so if it’s on the
books then carry it out. In
the case of an innocent
man, I think it should go
back to a court system
and how the police carry
out their investigations,
when it’s pertaining to an
innocent man then I don’t
think the death penalty
should be used on him. I
think the Bahamas police
force needs to be taken
another levél in the way
they investigate crimes.
But I do believe that if
the law (death penalty )
then it should be. (A
mason).

MILES PARKER
If it’s on the books they
should enforce it (death
penalty). I think the prob-
lem is a question of
degrees and variations.



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The problem is that they
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guilty verdict, but as long
as discretion is used with
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then it should be all right.
So in certain cases I
approve of the use of the
death penalty. We have to
grow up as a country, we
need to address the short-
comings with the death
penalty, sort it out and

move forward. (An attor- °

ney).

EDWARD FERGUSON

If it is proven that it is
premeditated murder then
the person should be
hanged. There is no way a
person could sit back and
figure out how they are
going to murder another
person and not be hanged,
it isn’t fair, not only to the
victim, but to the victim’s
families, the person may
be the only provider and
the family may spiral
down. Things are already
tough over here and when
you are one person pro-

‘viding for a family and if

that person’s life is taken,
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I think it should be
enforced, cause what’s
been happening, in recent
years, convicted murder-
ers are not being punished
for their crimes, they are
given bail and they mur-
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they. are arrested and-
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is failing us, we are not
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of an innocent man, when
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the authorities mind that
the person committed this
crime then that person
should be hanged. (Taxi
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Britons unite to
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amid US debate

LONDON ular British view that American
society represents unbridled
capitalism run amok, with cata-
strophic results for people left
behind in the boom times like
it. those of the last two decades.

They particularly resent the Business Seéretary Peter
British universal health care sys- » Mandelson, who is usually pro-
tem being used as a‘punching’ American, blasted U.S. health
bag in the battle.against Presi- _ care Friday, suggesting the deliv-
dent Barack Obama’s proposed __ ery system is fine for the wealthy
reforms, according to Associated _ but not for the poor.

Press. “Tf you can’t pay, you have a

Conservatives in the United very, very second-rate service
States have relied on horror sto- _ or you can’t get health service at
ries from Britain’s system to all,” he said.
warn Americans that Obama is Britain’s left-leaning govern-
trying to impose a socialized ment has responded to criticism
health care system that would _ offering selected statistics that
give the government too much — show England out performing
power. the U.S. in health spending per

In an interview widely inter- _capita, life expectancy and more.
preted here as an attack on the Newspapers have jumped in,
with the Daily Mirror calling the
United States “the land of the
fee” because of the way patients
are forced to pay for medical
services, .

And Dr. Hamish Meldrum,
chairman of the British Medical
Association, warned Friday that
Britain must be careful not to
let America’s-“market-style phi-
losophy” take hold at the NHS.

.The National Health Service,
one of the world’s largest pub-
licly funded health services, was
set up in 1949 with the intention
of providing everyone with
access to health care regardless
of their ability to pay. A number
of other countries, including
Canada, have similar systems.

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is not fully public, it ensures cov-
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through provincial and territor-
ial insurance systems. These sys-
tems are governed by a federal
law that says coverage is uni-
versal, and ensures that taxpay-
ers, not patient fees, pay for pri-
mary medical services.

BRITONS love to mock their

Chuck Grassley of Iowa told a
local radio station last week that
“countries that have govern-
ment-run health care” would
not have given Sen. Edward
Kennedy, who suffers from a
brain tumor, the same standard
of care as in the U.S. because
he is too old.

The superheated debate
broadened this week to include
renowned physicist Stephen
Hawking, a British icon who suf-
fers from motor neurone dis-
ease. A U.S. newspaper wrote
that under the British system
Hawking would be allowed to
die — an assertion that Hawking
said was absurd.

“T wouldn’t be here today if it
were not for the NHS,” Hawk-
ing said, joining the ranks of
those praising Britain’s system.

Britons say the country’s uni-
versal health care system, which
provides free medical care, is far
fairer than the current American
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FROM page one

officer comes over, stops his
car, and starts walking
around. I say ‘What is he
doing again?’ because he’s

‘already threatened us, told
me he was going to kill me

(on a previous day). He
walked past me and he was
gone.

“Then when I went to pass
the next set of papers to my
wife, he came round and
grabbed me by my legs and
yucked me out of the car onto
the concrete.

“T tried to.reach for my
crutches to get up, and he
“moved the crutches away and

said I was ‘resisting arrest.’

“The next thing I knew he
was kicking me in my legs. I
tried to get up to hold onto
the back, and he called on
these two officers, and man,
they put me in the corner.and
they beat the crap out of me,”
the 44 year old alleged.

_ Now he is afraid that the
attack, — part of which he
claims to have captured ona
video on his phone, which he
has shown to ‘The Tribune —
has set back his health after
more than a year of recovery
from spinal injuries suffered
when a jitney crashed into his
car.

Yesterday - Sergeant
Dwight Smith of the Tourism
Police Station said he had not
heard of the attack or prior
complaints, but acknowl-
edged being informed that
morning that Mr Thurston
had been asked by officers to
move his vehicle.

He said that police have
“always had an issue” with
Mr Thurston as he often
parks his vehicle on Rawson
Square to unload his news-

papers, in violation of down- _

town parking rules. .

“He must understand that
it doesn’t matter whether or
not he feels he has an issue
the matter is that he must

. abide by all the rules and reg-
ulations.”

However, Sgt Smith said
that although he was told of a
verbal altercation between
police and Mr Thurston after
officers.had asked him.to
move his car, it was alleged to
have ended peacefully, with
them leaving the scene to’
obtain a warrant for the ven-
dor’s arrest over his refusal
to move the vehicle.

“They told me they acted ©
in good faith. [am going to go

Disabled
newspaper
salesman

down there now and look
into this,” said Sgt Smith.
After this expression of con-
cern, the officer went on to
add that if Mr Thurston has
made a false allegation
against officers he would
“bring charges against him.”

Thurston maintains that
the morning incident was far
from peaceful.

Alleging he was left in seri-
ous pain by the beating, the
44 year old said he had only
recently had a whole body
brace he had been forced to
wear for 14 months as part of:
his treatment removed. _

“My back’s hurting like

hell. This hasn’t been this bad.

in over a year. Now [ have to
go and spend money I don’t
have to see a doctor,” said
Mr Thurston.

“This is ridiculous, I don’t
bother nobody. I go to work
and I go home. My friends
are my’ computer and my
dogs, I don’t go nowhere. So
I don’t know this man, except
for him coming and making
threats,” he added.

The officer who initiated i

the attack was one whom
Thurston claims he reported
to a senior officer at the
Tourism Police Station a day
earlier. The vendor alleges
the officer pulled up to his
stall and issued death threats
as he pointed a gun at him
several days ago.

After reporting the inci-
dent, Mr Thurston said a
senior officer told him “he
would deal with it.”

But Sgt Smith said he was
unaware of any previous
complaints about any of the
officers at the Tourism Police
Station. “Maybe he spoke to
someone else,” he suggested.

In the video of the incident,
several -‘men wearing black
police caps with the recognis-

‘able red ribbon and gold crest “

on the front are seen looming
over Mr Thurston, their arms
flailing, to the sound of
painful groans.

police because (the officer
who initiated the alleged
attack has) been reported
over.and over again. The offi-

‘cer in charge should've dealt

with this long ago,” said the
vendor.



Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

Stabbing i in Fox Hill,
shooting in Sea Breeze

FROM page one

the bloodiest year: in
Bahamian history, as the
soaring murder toll could
exceed the highest number
of homicides ever recorded:
79 in 2007.

He said: “If we continue
on this path we will have 84
or 85 murders this year, and
that does not include the
rapes, the break-ins, the
assaults, and it’s unbelievable
in a country this size.

“This nation must wake up,
starting with the leadership.

“The police force is not the
primary source of addressing
this problem, it’s the Ministry

“[’m disappointed in ihe of National Security and the -

government,. because one of
the government’s basic oblig-
ations is to provide a reason-
able level of safety for its citi-
zens.”

Crime cannot be ignored or

confined to the ghettos, Mr pe

Britain imposes
direct rule on
Turks and Caicos

LONDON

BRITAIN on “Friday
imposed direct rule on its

former colony of Turks and -

Caicos following corruption
claims against the territo-
ry’s authorities,,according
to Associated Press. ~
The British government
said it had.suspended the
‘government and legislature
-and put the London-
appointed. governor in
direct charge of the islands
about 500 miles (800 kiome-
ters) southeast of Florida.
‘The islands’
blasted the move as a
“coup” that put Britain “on
the wrong side of history.”
“Our country is being
invaded and re-colonized

by the United Kingdom, .

dismantling a duly elected

government and legislature -

and replacing it with a one-

man dictatorship,” said, Gal- -

mo Williams, who. became
premier after his predeces-
sor, Michael Misick,
resigned amid a corruption
investigation.
Following Misick’s resig-
nation in March, Britain
said it planned to suspend
parts of the islands’ consti-
tution and dissolve its Cab-
inet and assembly:
On:Wednesday the Court

of Appeal in London reject-’

ed Misick’s legal challenge
to the government’s plans.

British Foreign Office
Minister Chris Bryant said
_the suspension could last up
to two years while gover-
nor Gordon Wetherell “put
the Islands’ affairs back 4 in
good order.”

He said elections for a
new Turks and Caicos gov-

premier’



Moves comes after
corruption claims

ernment would be held by
July 2011.
Wetherell denied the

move amounted to .a.,

“British takeover.”
. “Public services will con-
tinue to be run by the peo-

ple of the Turks and Caicos:

Islands, as indeed they

should be,” he said. “But I

hope we can now begin to
run them better.”
Wetherell appointed a
senior British civil servant,
Martin Stanley, chief exec-

utive of the islands’ tempo-

rary government.

The Turks and Caicos is
an overseas U.K. territory
located in the Atlantic

between, the Bahamas and
Haiti, and its 23,000 resi-
dents are British citizens.

It is a popular tourist des-

tination as well as.a major
offshore tax haven.

Last year Britain appoint- .

ed a panel to look into alle-

gations of corruption

against Misick andl other
officials.
Investigators Sibwedted

officials had misused pub- |

lic money and profited from

the sale of government-.

owned land.

Public hearings earlier
this year revealed details of
Misick’s lavish spending
after taking office in 2003.
His estranged wife, actress
LisaRaye McCoy, described
the use. of private jets to
commute from Los Ange-
les and other luxuries
including a leased Rolls-
Royce.

The lead investigator,

‘Robin Auld, said-he had

found “clear signs of politi-
cal amorality and immatu-
rity and general adminis-
trative incompetence” on
the islands. ©

Misick has denied any

wrongdoing and called
British panel “modern-day
colonialism.”

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Moss said, as it will inevitably
affect communities across the
country with the potential of
destroying the country’s rep-

utation and tourism industry.

And it is time both the pub-
lic and private sector invest in
the fight against crime to
address the problem before it
gets worse, Mr Moss said.

“We have to either address’

the problem of crime in this
country immediately or we are

all going to pay a tremendous -

' FROM page one

. 2008, this group has utilised many online
websites, including Facebook, Twitter,
Myspace, and blogs to get their message to’
"tech-savy" PLP's both at-home and abroad.

) "The PLP needs change," said a young
party supporter. "The next. election will be
voted primarily on those who have been able
to see, and accept that fact. For the PLP to go
into 2012 with the same aden we had in

1997 is:ridiculous:::

price sialer on,” he said.

“We know there are many |

more crimes occurring than
those which are reported, and
it would stagger the imagina-
tion to know the real level of
criminality in this country.
“Even if we start to address
it now, with collaboration
from the various sectors, it’s
going to take many years to
bring this society back to 4
state of reasonable tranquili-

Me

Four men n and a woman
have been arrested and are
being questioned by police in
connection with the stabbing
of the 31-year-old man, and
police are seeking assistance
from the public to assist inves-
tigations into the shooting in

Sea Breeze.

Anyone with any informa-
tion should call police on 322-
4444 or call Crime Stoppers
anonymously on 328-TIPS
(328-8477).

PLP faction
~ "And don't get me wrong, no one is saying
that Mr Christie was not able to run the
country, but there has to be someone else in
2009 who.can take the party forward in a
bold, innovate, and new way.

“Whether that person is Mr Moss, Or
someone else has yet to be seen, so I guess



we have to wait until convention," he said:



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ee peeks at domed e a ; NORTH At this point, South elected: to
uilding (7) irl meets boy carrying 31063 redouble. He intended this as an SOS
Native love call in anew _ eastern cloth (7) ¥1072 asking North to choosé between dia-
arrangement (5) He leads one into QJ monds and hearts. But North appar-
Odd reason to have no arti- conspiracy (5) 4) 1063 ently misunderstood the plea for help
cle in Scandinavian lan- ‘Article about a concert (7) WEST EAST and passed. : Jd
guage (5) Excitement created by the @k74 #AQ982 A spade was led and | returned.
U ; ; VÂ¥KI84 VA6 Declarer ruffed, played a diamond to
nderstatement in T.S: coming down of an astro- 62 #109753 the jack, ruffed a spade, led a dia
Eliot play (7) naut (6) #A987 4Q mond to the queen and, ruffed
Hazel’s case epitomised? Bat, net and lines put out SOUTH dummy’s last spade with the king.
(2,1,8) for a game (5,6) 145 West overruffed and returned the
Possibly notices part of a An explosive type of reac- ¥Q953 © ‘seven of clubs, dummy’s ten losing
military formation (7) tion (7) @AK84 . to the queen. Declarer later scored
Ni : : se #&K 542 two more tricks, but went down two
itre perhaps put into the Ordering a taxi when the The bidding: - redoubled — 600 points |
ground(S) wealtieiie DAs ts) West North East South = The East-West pair had every
Not all honourable Also seen in the guise of a Pass Pass 14¢ Dble reason to believe they had achieved
men do the right dandy (2,4) tut Redble Pass Pass 2 an excellent result, until they learned
thing (5)» They bore a doctor with ail- x Across Down Dble Pass ~—-Pass_-~—- Redble what happened to their North-South
Thé bee in Gne’s ments (6) N 1 Extreme (6) 1 Incautious (6) Oper lead — ee fidine ss anus a the other lee
; salts i e language is
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Yesterday’s Cryptic Solution

Across: 1 Topping, 5 Scour, 8
White feathers, 9 Lithe, 10 Sponsor,
11 Manage, 12 Scrape, 15 Lapland,
17 Leech, 19 Steering wheel, 20
Arson, 21 Sprites.

Down: 1 Towel, 2 Printing press, 3
Iceberg, 4 Grease, 5 Set-to, 6
Overstatement, 7 Reserve, 11
Melissa, 13 Cold war, 14 Adonis, 16
Aaron, 18 Hills. ‘

Yesterday’s Easy Solution

Across:.1 Bahamas, 5 Trash, 8
Out of the woods, 9 Knoll, 10
Relieve, 11 Bakery, 12 Leeway,
15 Ghostly, 17 Total, 19
Entertainment, 20 Dumpy, 21
Slander.

Down: 1 Block, 2 Hit rock bottom,
3 Muffler, 4 Sphere, 5 Towel, 6 At
one’s wits end, 7 Hosiery, 11
Bighead, 13 Estonia, 14 Bypass,

16 Tardy, 18 Later.

11
12
13

18

20
22

23
24
25

Regal (5)

Liberate (3,4)
Cause of certain |
disaster (4,2,5)
Weigh heavily upon -
(7)

Attain (5)

Roost for

bird (5)
Embodiment (7)
Zest (6)

Eerie (6)

Guilty party (7)

A state of

agitation (6)
Stingy (5-6)
Endanger (7)
Previous (7)
Lethargy (6)
Impudent (6)
Distinctive

spirit (5)

In total
agreement (2,3)



ulary, a competent pair will reach
their best contract on the great major-
ity of deals.

But even the very best players
occasionally get confused about the
meaning of their bids. Witness this
deal from a team match where the
players got their wires crossed.

At the first table, South doubled
East’s opening spade bid, and West
redoubled, showing 10 or more

. points. North passed, and East did

choose a suit. But the North player at
this table was also impervious to
South’s plea, and the final contract
became one notrump redoubled.
West led a low spade. The ten lost
to the ace, a spade was returned to
West’s king, and a third spade
allowed East to run his suit. Declarer
finished with only three tricks, going
down four — 1,400 points! :
Obviously, the bridge vocabulary
just isn’t big enough! :

Tomorrow: Good management.
2009 King Features Syndicate Inc.



THE TRIBUNE

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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter .
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net
i
i BERLIN, Germany —
‘eam manager Ralph McK-
inney, head coach Tyrone
3urrows and chaperon/press
liaison Julie Wilson were
among a group of team offi-
cials that were given a grand
tour of the Olympic Stadium
yesterday.

': The tour was to familiarize.

the delegates about what to
expect when they enter the
stadium during the champi-
onships over the next nine
days. — |
' Among the briefing that
took place was the official
opening ceremonies that is
‘$cheduled to take place today
at 11:45 am EST.
* As the ceremony is normal-
ly a showpiece to. welcome the
visiting athletes and digni-
taries, McKinney said they
were informed that the march
pass will be very limited with
only a few athletes and team
ifficials following flag bearer
onald Thomas.
; The Bahamas is expected
e come into the stadium
ehind Australia and just
ahead of Bahrain. More than
00 countries will be repre-
sented in the ceremony that

will be held at the completion.

of the morning session and
just ahead of the evening ses-
sion. ‘ie
McKinney said the only
problem they are dealing with

HEAD COACH Tyrone Burrows, team manager Ralph McKinney and chaperon/press liaison officer Julie

Wilson after they went on a tour of the Olympic Stadium yesterday...











in the Games. Village is a.

slight injury to quarter-miler
Andretti Bain, whose status
is listed as day-to-day after he
re-aggravated an injury he sus-
tained earlier this season.
"He's really here for the
relays, so we are still going to
consider him for one of those
spots," McKinney said. "We
just have to wait and see
because the relays are not
scheduled until the last two
days of the championship."
Burrows, who is being

Photos by BRENT STUBBS

Ferguson-McKenzie is being
considered for the final,
depending on how she gets
through her workload.

.The women's 4 x 1 team,
which is hoping to make a
return to its top status since
the Golden Girls era, will also
depend on what happens with
veterans Chandra Sturrup and
Ferguson-McKenzie in the 100
and 200. While Sturrup is only
entered in the 100, Ferguson-
McKenzie will have double
duties in the 100 and 200.

assisted by Frank !Pancho'; ..> The ethers here for the

Rahming and George Cleare,

said sitice some of thé athletes’

arrived! here last week a little
tired and fatigued, everyone
is rounding into form and get-
ting ready to compete.

"We have two youngsters
on this team as well and they
are finally getting used to this
level of competition," Bur-
rows pointed out. "The senior
athletes have been doing a
pretty good job guiding them
along and acting as mentors.
Over the last few days, we saw
the seriousness in them. But
we have to realize that they
are not used to this level of
competition."

Burrows said right now,
they have been concentrating
on getting all of the competi-
tors ready for their individual
events before they turn to the
relays where those two young-
sters, Rashan Brown and Kat-
rina Seymour, will be com-
peting on the 4 x 400 relay.

They will join quarter-miler
Christine Amertil, Shekeitha
Henfield and Sasha Joyce.



relay are Timicka Clarke, who

. will run im the 100 and Sheni-
‘qua 'Q* Ferguson, who: is

entered in the 200. Amertil is
also being considered for a
spot on the 4x 1.

As for the men, Burrows
said without Andrae Williams,
who got injured at the BAAA
Nationals, they still have a sol-
id core of quarter-milers: to
select from for the 4 x 400,
including Nathaniel McKin-
ney, who is entered in the
men's 200.

Although Bain has a recur-
ring injury, Burrows said they
are still not ruling him out just
yet before they make the final _
decision on who will run with
Chris 'Bay' Brown, Ramon
Miller and Michael Mathieu,
who will all run in the men's
400.

Also here for the relay are
veteran Avard Moncur and
newcomer Latoy Williams.

"It will really come down to
the survival of the fittest," said
Burrows in the team's final
selection for the relay.



. AUBURN CONNECTION — Coach Henry Rolle (left) is pictured with the Baharnian Auburn connection at the practice track yesterday, Shown (I-r) are Rolle, world high jump champion Donald Thomas, hurdler
Shamar Sands, Olympic triple jump bronze medallist Leevan “Superman” Sands and quarter-miler Shekeitha Henfield...



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LOCAL SPORTS.























DATE OF BIRTH: May 28, 1988.












ASMA ae, AGE: 21 yeorsald.

DATE OF BIRTH: June 14, 1983. SCHOOL: St. George’s High School.
AGE: 26 years-old. South Plains College.
SCHOOL: Aquinas College. EVENT(S): 400 metres.
EVENT(S): High jump/long jump. BEST PERFORMANCE(S): 44.73

metres.
PARENTS: Norma and John Williams.





BEST PERFORMANCE(S): High jump
- 2.28 metres. Long jump - 7.70 metres.




DERRICK ATKINS

DATE OF BIRTH: January 5, 1984.
AGE: 25-years-old.

SCHOOL: CR Walker Secondary High. 2
Dickinson State University. |.

EVENT(S): 100 metres.

BEST PERFORMANCE(S): 991
seconds.



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DATE OF BIRTH: November 27, 1993. | Sey Gai fay Walang DATE OF BIRTH: April 16, 1982.

AGE: 17 years-old. a Ea AGE: 27 years-old.
EVENT(S): 400 metres. . || DATE OF BIRTH: July 13, 1983. EVENT(S): 400 metres.
BEST PERFORMANCE(S): 53.93 AGE: 26 years-old. BEST PERFORMANCE(S): 53.07 |

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Athletes get ready to roll



By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

BERLIN, Germany —
World high jump champion
Donald Thomas is delighted
to have the opportunity to car-
ty the flag today at the open-
ing ceremonies, while
Olympic triple jump bronze
medallist Leevan “Superman”
Sands is hoping that his birth-
day on Sunday will be a spe-
cial one.

The duo, along with sprint-
ers Chandra Sturrup and
world championship silver
medallist Derrick Atkins, as
well as quarter-milers Chris-
tine Amertil, Shekeitha Hen-
field and Latoy Williams and
hurdler Shamar Sands, were
caught going through some
light workouts yesterday at
the practice track before the
competition starts today at the
JAAF's 12th World Champi-
onships in Athletics.

Overseeing their workouts
were coaches Tyrone Burrows
and Frank 'Pancho' Rahming

_as well as Auburn Univyersi-
ty's assistant coach Henry
Rolle, who is here with six

Schedule
of events

BERLIN, Germany —
Here's a look at the events
the Bahamian athletes will
be competing in over the
first three days at the
IAAF's -12th World
Championships in Athlet-
ics:

, DayOne-Today .
* Men’s 100m preliminar-
Jes - first 3 of each of 12
heats (Q) plus 4 fastest
_times (q) qualify
5:47 am EST - Derrick
Atkins - heat three, lane
two
6:08 am EST - Adrian
Griffith - heat 5, lane four
Women's 400m prelimi-
naries - first 3 of each of 6
heats (Q) plus 6 fastest
times (q) qualify
7:26am - Christine
Amertil - heat four, lane
seven ;
11:45 am EST - Open-
ing Ceremonies
Men's 100m second
round
12:50 pm EST - start
time ‘

Day Two - Sunday,

August 16

Women's 100m prelimi-
naries

5:55 am EST start time -
Chandra Sturrup, Debbie
Ferguson-McKenzie and
Timicka Clarke.

Women's 100m round
two

12:35 pm EST start time

Men's triple jump quali-
fying round

lpm FST - Leevan
‘Superman’ Sands

Men's 100 semifinal

1:10 pm EST start time

Women's 400m semifi-
nal ;

1:40 pm EST start time

Men's 100 final

3:35 pm EST starting
time

Day Three - Monday,

August 17

Women's 100m semiti-
nal

1:05 pm EST start time

Women's 100m final

3:35 pm EST starting
time



‘members of his Auburn elite

track club. The other mem-
bers trained near the Games
Village. ,

For Thomas, it's always a
privilege to do something for

the Bahamas and he's look- °

ing forward to the experience
of being the leader on the
parade today when the cere-
monies are held at 11:45am
EST.

As for defending his title
when the qualifying round is
held on day five on Wednes-
day at 5:10am EST, Thomas
said he's definitely going to
be ready. The final is sched-
uled for:day seven on Friday,
August 21 at 1:15pm EST.

"I spent the last month
working on my form, so every-

- thing should work out for the

best," said Thomas, who will
compete along with Trevor
Barry. "I don't want to make
any predictions. I just want to
go out there and do my best
and make the whole Bahamas
smile again.

"It's the championships and
big people show up to the
championships, so I should.be
all right."

Even though his birthday
normally falls close ta one of
the major competitions, this
will be the first time that Lee-
van Sands will actually com-
pete on his birthday. —

The preliminaries of the
men's triple jump is on Sun-
day at 1pm with the final on
day four on Tuesday at 12:05
EST.

"It should be a good birth-
day present for me to get into
the final," he said. "Every
year, the hardest part is get-
ting past the qualifying round.
Once I do that, my coach feels
I can have a big PR (personal
record). I just have to take it
one step at a time. I just want
to get past the first round and
then take it from there."

But coach Rolle said he's
confident that Sands will not
just make the final, but he has
the potential to go all the way
and actually win it.

"T don't want to sound over
confident, but I'll be surprised
if he doesn't win," Rolle said.
"Based on his last technical
session, we've been training
very heavy coming in here, so



WORLD HIGH JUMP champion Donald Thomas...

‘an injury during the nation-

ith some light workouts

now that.he's recovered, well
rested and toned, I feel he's
ready for something big here."

One. of the major things that
Shamar Sands has been work-
ing on is his finish and he feels
he has it mastered going into,
the preliminaries of the 110m
hurdles on Wednesday at 5:35
am EST with the semifinal at
12:45 pm EST.

"I'm just trying to finish
stronger because I always
have a strong start," Sands
pointed out. "Once I can do
that, everything will be alright.
My goal is just to make the
final. If I don't make it, Iwill
be disappointed. Just making
the final is my goal because if
I don't do it in the biggest
spotlight in the world, I won't
do it anywhere else."

Although he has ran one of
the fastest times in the world.
in making his breakthrough
this year, Williams will not be
entered in the men's 400. He
will only run on the 4 x 4 relay
team.

"I'm just relaxed. I'm not
feeling any tension or any-
thing like that," he insisted.
"[ just want to stay relaxed as
possible. But it's really excit-
ing because I'm seeing a lot
of athletes for the first time
and a lot of them are meeting
me, so it's a great experience."

Having being hampered by

als, Williams said he's feeling
much better and he was able
to go through his workout
without any pain. With that
in mind, he said he is looking
forward to competing with his
team-mates and having some
fun going after a medal.

Henfield, making her debut
at a major international meet,
said she's really excited about
being in Berlin and running
onthe4x400relayteam. °

"I'm hoping that everybody
on the relay team gets it
together and runs a good leg,
we stay healthy and get int
the final," she said. :

Since she came here last
week to attend the training
camp, Henfield said she has
adjusted to the environment
and she's eager to take care
of business before she gets too
caught up in meeting all of the
big international stars.



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kicked the fun up a notch this

week as the contestants traded
in their ball gowns for bikinis and hit
the beach. -

Ballrooms, catwalks and convention
halls gave way to sun, sand and sea,
and the ladies finally had a chance to
let their hair down and play in the
surf.

The Tribune was on hand for a fun-

filled trip to Harbour Island, where the .

girls ate, shopped and explored to their
heart’s content, before relaxing on the
island's world famous pink sands.

After flying in to North Eleuthera,
the contestants were greeted by what
seemed like Harbour Island’s | entire
population.

A local junkanoo troupe led them
off the dock, after which they were
whisked away to Valentine’s Resort
for refreshments.

The girls then took in an art gallery
“and shopped for locally made craft.and
‘other*goods on Bay Street, the tiny
island's main street on the harbour. _

Then it was off to the Coral.Sands
Resort for a lively lunch before the

ladies donned their bikinis and head-

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‘The contestants said they loved the
soft pink sand and the beautiful water,
but the biggest hit seemed to be horse-
back riding on the beach.

“The fun didn't end there, as on
Friday morning all 84 contestants
were up with the sun and pool-side at
Atlantis for this year's bikini calendar
shoot.

The girls joked and laughed, seem-
ing to enjoy themselves immensely, as
elite photographers took their time in
catching just the right image.

. This was*followed by a quick pool-
side breakfast, after which the ladies
retired to rest ahead of the night’s big
event — the VIP ‘party at CAIN in
Atlantis.

In this behind-the-scenes Miss
Universe special — the second-of three
— we present dozens of exclusive pho-
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the bikini photo shoot, along with a
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but also served as.a morale booster for locals — who
turned out in “dray loads” to welcome the contest-
ants to their pink sand shores.

Brenda Colebrooke, the chief administrator for
Harbour Island, said the visit really lifted the
islanders’ spirits.

“This is a big deal for the residents of Harbour
Island — you can tell by the magnitude of the prepa-
rations that they have done, you can tell that they
have gone all-out and you can tell by the way that
persons.came out to greet the girls on their arrival.

“It really just lifted persons’ spirits during this
depressed economic time when persons are just
thinking that things are not going to get better. But
right now this is just a spirit-lifter and persons are
feeling more confident and positive that of all the
places in the world, Miss Universe chose Harbour
Island so they really feel that this is special and they
are going to play their role in history.” ,

She said it is difficult to put a price tag on what the
island spent to host the contestants, adding that the
locals gave their all to the preparations.

“They knew that Harbour Island would never get
this kind of publicity so they went all-out and are tak-
ing advantage of it to the fullest extent and we are
hoping and praying and looking for a positive out-
come to boost our tourism,” Ms Colebrooke said.

She said Harbour Islanders were very excited
about the opportunity to interact with the contest-
ants.

“It is something that they have never experienced
before and something that they know they will never
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She also extended a special thank-you to the mem-'

bers of the Miss Universe organisation for “being so
gracious and gracing us with your presence.”

June Cartwright, acting manager for the Ministry
of Tourism on Harbour Island, added: “The Harbour
Island residents came out in dray loads. I am so
proud of them and so proud of the ministry of
tourism and just happy about the way things turned
out. :

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we got the word out that the Miss Universe contest-
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spearheaded by Will Simmons and the other by
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the kids out to welcome the girls.

“T am just glad that I am not a judge because I
would never know how to choose because they are all
so beautiful.”

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only been in the country for a short while, but
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Local designers come up big at the
Miss Universe Fashion Showcase

By ALEX MISSICK
Features Reporter



BRANT colours, exquisite prints and stunning
beauty took centre stage at the 2009 Miss
Universe Bahamian Designer Fabric Fashion

Show held on Wednesday at the Sheraton Nassau Beach’
Resort on West Bay Street.

All 84 beauties got to show off gorgeous attire created

by three of the country’s most renowned designers on a
world class runway in front of hundreds of local and inter-
national guests.
. Designers Basheva Eve of La Maison de Besh, Sabrina
Francis of Se’B Fashion Designing and Rachel
Turnquest-Garcia of Rachel’s Boutique took 100 per cent
organic Bahamian fabrics by Androsia and Bahama
Handprints and transformed them into wearable works
of art. Although Basheva Eve’s designs are high fashion,
her 28 pieces were surprisingly functional.

“Unless I am going to do something theatrical or fan-
tasy, I believe in functionality. I believe that you should be
able to take that piece and you should be able to wear it
this year and years from now still having great fabric, style
and fit,” she said.

Sabrina Francis’ ultra-feminine yet elegant designs
brought the runway to life as the contestants enjoyed
showing them off. Ms Frances said she had a great time
pulling together her pieces.

“The fabric was very beautiful and very colourful so a
lot of work went into it. I wanted to do something dressy
yet a little touch of evening/day to mix it up. It took about
three weeks to get everything together and I was really
proud of the long dresses because that is my specialty.
Kiara Sherman, Miss Bahamas got to wear one of my
wedding gowns, called ‘island fantasy’,” Ms Francis said.

Rachel Turnquest-Garcia, who has been making major
strides in the Bahamian fashion world for more than 40
years, said the main keys to her sensational fashion hand-
iwork for the showcase, were hand work, determination
and a lot of hours.

“When you are excited about something, it gives you
the inner strength to keep on working. I wanted to be.able
to resurrect things from the past such as the 1960’s and
still allow it to appeal to the times now. Working with
Androsia, I see more of a Caribbean creation. However,
both fabrics were fun to work with,” Mrs Garcia said.

Amidst the triumphant display of works from the
designer trio, Jeff St John of the House of St John, was
selected to design two gowns as gifts to the winner of the
2009 Miss Universe pageant.

“We are really showing how powerful our doupnels are
becoming and it is: also showing where this country is
going-I am loving it all,” Mr St John said.

As for the gowns Mr St John is creating, he kept the-
details surrounding the creations a heavily guarded secret
only revealing that the two pieces will be fabulous.

“They are going to be festive and I have always -been
known -to use lots of fabric and being glamorous — it’s
going to be wonderful,” Mr St John said. Following the

ence with the contestants true Bahamian culture through
a picturesque and intense display of Junkanoo along West
Bay street. The melting pot of major Junkanoo groups
put on a breathtaking show that spectators, guests as well
as the contestants are sure to remember.

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Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

A SHOOTING and a
stabbing claimed the lives of
two men-in eastern New
Providence and upped the
annual homicide count to 52
within hours yesterday:

_ Police have launched
homicide investigations into

the violent stabbing of a 31- °

year-old man in Fox Hill on
Thursday night and the
shooting of an unidentified
man found in Sea Breeze
early yesterday morning.
Marvin McIntosh, 31, was
stabbed multiple times out-
side his home‘in Obediah

Avenue, off Springfield -

Road, when a Confrontation
with a neighbour escalated
into violence sometime
before. 9pm on Thursday,
police say.

He had been outside his

house with a 19-year-old girl
when they got into a row
with a woman neighbour,
and four men then pulled up
in.a green Ford Ranger truck
and got involved in the row.

The 19-year-old girl’s right
arm was injured and the man
was stabbed‘several times
before he ran into the house
and collapsed.

He was pronounced dead
when Emergency Medical
Services arrived at the
bloody scene.

Hours later a man was
found dead with a gunshot
wound in the head lying face-
down in‘a road in Sea Breeze
sometime after 3am.

Police found the murdered
man half-way along Sea
Breeze Lane, and received
reports of a dark coloured
vehicle seen leaving the area
moments after the shooting.

Neighbours living in a
Bahamian and Haitian vil-
lage on the south side of Sea
Breeze Lane were shocked
by the shooting just metres
away from their homes.

Betty Todd, 55, said her

brother heard a gunshot’

while she was sound asleep.
“He said he heard a shot,
but he didn’t say how many

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he heard,” Ms Todd said.

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early this morning police
were out there and we were
wondering what, was going
on.”

Her neighbour Tiffany
Knowles,.33, said: “This is
the first time I have heard of
a murder in the area. I didn’t
hear a gunshot, but I got up

police cars driving up and
down along the road so I fig-

Police have not yet iden-
tified the murdered' man and
are not clear ofthe motive
behind the shooting. ~

They are appealing to the
public for information to
assist investigations and
described the victim as slim,
dark, 5ft 4ins tall, with short
hair. He was wearing a white
T-shirt and blue jean shorts
and believed to be in his late

20’s or early 30’s. BERTHRAM THURSTON
Executive Director of claims he was beaten by
Bahamas Against Crime CB 4. police officers yesterday

Moss said the two brutal
killings should wake up the
nation into addressing the
frightening frequency of vio-
lent crime.

He warned 2009 could be

SEE page seven

PLP faction ‘aims to block
Paul Moss from nominating’

A FACTION within the PLP is
reportedly seeking to block leader-
ship hopeful Paul Moss from nomi-
nating at the party's upcoming
national convention, The Tribune
has been informed.

According to well placed sources
within the party, supporters of cur-
rent leader Perry Christie have ques- |y
tioned whether or not a resolution §
can be pushed forward to nullify any
challengers before the convention is:
called in October.

However, while this would essen-
tially guarantee the political survival
of the leader of the party, Mr Christie .has
reportedly voiced his objection to such a move.

At a-recent leadership meeting at PLP head-
quarters, Mr Christie reportedly shot down
the suggestion, charging that anyone who

‘morning.

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

A DISABLED down-
town newspaper salesman
who alleges he was beaten
by three police officers —

‘led by one he claims he
previously reported for
threats of death — said he
is “disappointed” with the
police force.

Berthram Thurston, 44,
who sells newspapers near
Rawson Square had to
seek medical attention
yesterday morning after
he claimed the officers
~ attacked him in the street
at around 6am as he was
unloading his newspapers
onto his stall.

He has now lodged a
formal complaint with the
Police Complaints and
Corruption Unit.

“JT was sitting on the
hatch at the back of the
car unloading it, passing
papers-to my wife. This




wished to face him at the conven-
tion had all rights to make their
intentions known at that time. At
the obvious chagrin of some, Mr
Christie said that to block nomina-
tions would not be a democratic way
of governing the party. However, he
did warn that anyone who chal-
lenged him would be defeated and
he would take their actions as the
most egregious form of betrayal.
Although relatively new to the
party, Mr Moss has been able to
carve a niche within the PLP
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indictable offence, and
that he was not required
to enter a plea of guilty
or not guilty.

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explained that a prelimi-
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there is sufficient evi-
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destroyed the office build-
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week,

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Venezuelans

protest a

of journalists
‘CARACAS, Venezuela

HUNDREDS gathered in
‘Venezuela on Friday to

‘demand justice after a group :
of journalists tec i
media regulations were :
kicked, punched and beaten
with sticks, according to ;}

Associated Press.

Attackers injured 12 of the :
journalists on Thursday as :
‘they passed outleaflets warn- :
‘ing against a new education :
law that critics fear could lead:

.to indoctrination in schools.

~ Photos of the violence :
showed apparent supporters :
‘of President Hugo Chavez :
descending on the group, :
then shoving, kicking and :
‘beating them with sticks. The
journalists, some bloodied in :
the confrontation, later :
reported the attackers shout-
ed slogans in support of :

Chavez’s government.

The leading Caracas daily :
Ultimas Noticias, which has a:
* government- friendly editori- ;
‘al line} said 12 journalists :
employed by its newspaper
group were injured. The }
paper ran a front-page head- :

_ line declaring: “Enough with :

the violence!”

The government con- }
demned the violence and :
ordered an investigation. No }

arrests have been made.

Ultimas Noticias quoted :
witnesses saying the attackers ;
» emerged from a pro-govern-
ment television Station, Avi-. :
la TV. It published a photo-

graph showing a group pum-

meling a person lying on the :
‘pavement, while two of the ;

attackers wielded sticks.
Avila TV denied involve-

ment in a statement, calling }
the accusations one of “many :
attacks” aimed at discrediting i

the station.

On Friday, about 300 pro-

‘ testers led by journalists |

chanted “Freedom of expres-
sion!” outside the attorney /
general’s office. Some held :

signs with photos of ne
reporters under the words:
“Stop the aggression sgn
journalists!”

Justice Minister Tareck El

Aissami condemned the vio-
‘lence, saying the ie i. Bee
were protesting peacefully
when attacked. They had }
been handing out fliers warn- ;
ing against a provision of an
education law that outline ;
sanctions for reports that :
“produce terror” among chil-

dren or incite hate. The leg- ;

islation was approved early }
Friday by lawmakers allied +

with Chavez.
The reporters

away from the National :
Assembly, where police ;

broke up a larger protest :

with tear gas.

“A man hit me over the }

head with a stick,” reporter :

Maria Rondon told Ultimas }

‘Noticias. Another journalist,
Sergio Moreno,

back with a rock.

Police, son of murdered businessman launch appeal

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Grand
Bahama Police and the son of
slain businessman Leslie May-
cock are appealing to persons
to come forward with infor-
mation that could assist in, the
capture of the culprits who
robbed and shot the retired

police officer and. father of

four.

Edmund Rahming, Assis-
tant Superintendent of Police,
said police are prepared to
‘offer a reward to anyone with
information that can assist
them in solving the case.

« Maycock, 50, the proprietor
of the Hawksbill Mini Mart,
was closing his store on the
evening of July 15 when two

men, one armed with a hand- °

gun, robbed him of his pouch
. and shot him.

He died a week later in hos-

pital.
» ASP Rahming, accompa-
nied by several senior police
officers, held a press confer-
ence at the Hawksbill Mini
Mart on Friday. Ryan May-
cock, the eldest child of Mr
Maycock, urged persons to
come forward with informa-
tion that could help solve his
dad’s murder — the island’s
sixth homicide.

The murder count on Grand
Bahama now stands at seven
for the year. :

Of those, the police have
solved five cases.

Mr Rahming noted that
through the support of mem-
bers of the public and the



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said ai
woman struck him on the :

Tribune poll more are
‘in favour of container port plan

IN THE week that opponents of
moving the container shipping
facilities to Arawak Cay launched'a
petition they hoped would attract
10,000 signatures to stop the move,
a poll on The Tribune website -
www.tribune242.com — suggested
that more people are in favour of
the plan.

A poll that asked the question:
“Should the container shipping
facilities be moved to.Arawak
Cay?” went online at 2pm Thurs-
day. By the close of the poll on Fri-
day, 63 people had voted for the
move with 40 against.

The survey attracted more activ-
ity than other polls posted on the
new website since its launch on
Monday.

Projects

Reader “KM” said the opposi-
tion by Senator Fitzgerald and oth-
ers is primarily “political,” with this
evidenced by the fact that he was
not outspoken about other projects
proposed under the former PLP
administration, projects that had
the potential of harming the envi-
ronment, which Senator Fitzgerald
claims this project will do.

“People need to stop playing pol-
itics, this is why nothing can ever
get done in this country. —

“While there may be some envi-
ronmental impact the move should
be made as the port in its present
location is doing even more dam-
age'to the environment.”

User “Free For Change” said
Bahamians must be more open to

“change.”
“I don’t know what all the noise

appearance.

While reports circulated that the officer,
who was taken into custody on Wednesday,
had been discharged from the Royal
Bahamas Police Force, senior officers said

this was not the case.

"As far as I'm aware he wasn't discharged
said Chief Superintendent
Glenn Miller, officer- in-charge of the Central
police station — the station where the inci-

from the force,"

dent is alleged to have taken place.

Police took the officer in custody on
Wednesday — a day after the sexual assault
is alleged to have occurred — but it was not
clear if he would remain in custody over the

weekend.

"His matter will have to probably be

POLICE. ‘yesterday said they were still
vestigating a fellow officer who is accused
“Of raping a 15-year-old girl.

~The officer was expected to be arraigned
on related charges in a magistrate's court.
yesterday, however, he did not make an

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connection with the aiteged molestation of a
42-year-old girl at Jack Hayward High Schoo. Asst Supt
Emrick Seymour confined that a maie teacher was
taken into custody by palice in connection with
complaints of alleged molestation of a student, The
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THE POLL appeared in the new aoe wae AWA ee com.

is about the, Container Port being
moved to Arawak Cay. But it is
surely worth a try even if it doesn’t
work out in years to come. We as a
people need to adapt more to
change and stop complaining about
everything.

“Bahamians can’t even find noth-
ing downtown to do anymore,
cause all the shops are closed on

Police still investigating Fy
officer accused of rape |

Moss said.

them.

taken place.

reviewed by the commissioner before a deci-.
sion is made" on whether or not he will'be
charged, officer-in-charge of the Central*
Detective Unit Superintendent Elsworth

"I'm not sure what the commissioner is
going to say," the superintendent said.

Supt Moss added that the case was still
being investigated by his unit.

Normally, police cannot hold a suspect
for longer than 48 hours without charging

The teenager’s parents took ‘her to the
police station earlier this week requesting
that the courts "render her uncontrollable."
It was while in custody at the Central police
station that the assault is alleged to have

As police investigations continue, the
teen — who is reported to have appeared. -
before a juvenile court — was remanded to
the adolescent unit at Sandilands Rehabili-
tation Centre for an evaluation.



the eastern side of Bay street.
Hopefully moving the container

ports will revitalise this side of Bay _

Street,” the reader said.
Other participants: expressed a
less positive outlook on the move.
“Scribe” said the project is.“too
far along to turn back now,” but’is
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media, the police have been
able to make those arrests.

“We are once again appeal-
ing to the good persons of the
Grand Bahama community to
come forward and supply us
with any information that they
may have to assist us in solving
(Maycock’s) homicide and
close a chapter in the life of
the family of Mr Maycock, and
cause the community to be a
more peaceful one,” he said.

Mr Rahming stressed that
information given would be
held in the strictest confidence
and persons would remain
anonymous.

Persons may call the police
control room at 911 or the
crime tipster hotline at 352-
1919, or the Ceritral Detective
Unit at 350-3106-9.

“We definitely would like to
have this matter solved, along
with all of our outstanding mat-
ters, that remain unsolved,
including the last murder that
we experienced here on Grand
Bahama,” said Mr Rahming.

Ryan Maycock said that his
father’s death has been very
difficult for the family.

“It has left a hole in my

‘heart and my family’s heart,

having to go on without him,
because he was such a bless-
ing to our lives for so long, and
to have him taken this way is
very tragic.

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“T want to appeal to the pub-
lic for any information that

they have with regards to the

robbery and murder of my
dad.

Mr Maycock noted that a lot
of murders go unsolved
because people are afraid to

come forward for some rea-.

son.
“I know that there are a lot
of people out there who think
that they are a snitch to come
forward with information, I
want to let them know you are

not being a snitch if you come.

forward...you are being a hero.
You are going to remain
anonymous so you have no
reason to fear anybody,” he

: said,

“The person who commit-
ted this crime should come for-
ward themselves. We want to

appeal to them and the gener-
al public to help ‘bring closure
to this case.’

Mr. Maycock said his father
loved the business and loved
serving the community as a
police officer.

“My dad was a giving man
and no one thought it would
happen to him; he didn’t
deserve it, he never did any-
thing to anyone.

~ “He was loved by so many
people in the community of
Hawksbill and Grand Bahama.
He served on the police force
for a number of years, and his
colleagues have expressed their
grief and sadness of what has
taken place, and we just want
to get some closure... and it

would be a blessing to us for
anyone who has information,
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paign of ' transparency and account-
ability’ again. If (the. government
is) so satisfied that this is the best
thing for the country on the whole,
they’re doing a pitiful job of con-

- vincing us.’

Meanwhile,- reader Mr Forbes
said he thinks moving the port to

.- Arawak Cay is “almost criminal.”

Attitude

“There is this attitude by the gov-
ernment of the Bahamas that they ©
can simply subvert the will.of the
Bahamian people. This move to
Arawak Cay was never endorsed
by the people,” he said.

Ellie questioned whether estab-
lishing a port at the entrance to
Nassau Harbour will turn off visi-
tors.

“From what I understand, the
cruise terminal at the Lucayan Har-
bour in Freeport is being moved
to Williams Town because tourists
complain that the first thing that
they see when entering the
Lucayan Harbour by ship is the
concrete and steel jungle of the
container port which is not what
they expect and part.of what they
are trying to get away from. Won't
the establishment of a major con-

‘tainer shipping facility at Arawak

Cay create.a similar problem for
tourists going into Nassau Har-
bour?” she asked. s

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Republican death trip

“TI AM in this race because I don’t want
to'see us spend the next year re-fighting
the Washington battles of the 1990s. I

don’t want to pit Blue America against ©

Red America; I want to lead a United
States of America.”

So declared Barack Obama i in Novem-
ber 2007, making the case that Democrats
should nominate him, rather than one of
his rivals, because he could free the nation
from the bitter partisanship of the past.

Some of us were sceptical. A couple of
months after Obama gave that speech, I
warned that his vision of a “different kind
of politics” was a vain hope, that any
Democrat who made it to the White House
would face “an unending procession of

wild charges and fake scandals, dutifully

given credence by major media organiisa-

’ tions that somehow can’t bring themselves

to declare the accusations unequivocally
false.”

So, how’s it going?

Sure enough, President Obama is now
facing the same kind of opposition that
President Bill Clinton had to deal with:
an enraged right that denies the legitima-
cy of his presidency, that eagerly seizes
on every wild rumour manufactured by
the right-wing media complex.

This opposition cannot be appeased.
Some pundits claim that Obama has polar-
ized the country by following too liberal an

agenda. But the truth is that the attacks on
the president have no relationship to any-
thing he is actually doing or proposing.

Right now, the charge that’s gaining the

most traction is the claim that health care _
reform will create. “death panels” (iri'Sarah_
Palin’s words) that will shuffle the elderly’

and others off to an early grave. It’s. a com-
plete fabrication, of. course. The provision
requiring that Medicare pay for voluntary
end-of-life counselling was introduced by
Sen. Johnny Isakson, Republican — yes,
Republican — of Georgia, who says that
it’s “nuts” to claim that it has anything to
do with euthanasia.

‘ And not long ago, some of the most
enthusiastic peddlers of the euthanasia
smear, including Newt Gingrich, the for-
mer speaker of the House, and Palin her-
self, were all for “advance directives” for
medical care in the event that you are inca-
pacitated or comatose. That’s exactly what
was being proposed — and has now, in
the face of all the hysteria, been dropped
from the bill.

Yet the smear continues to spread. And
as the example of Gingrich shows, it’s not
a fringe phenomenon: Senior GOP fig-
ures, including so-called moderates, have
endorsed the lie.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is one of
these supposed. moderates. I’m not sure
where his centrist reputation comes. from__
— he did, after all, compare critics of the
Bush tax cuts to Hitler. But in any case, his
role in the health care debate has been

. flat-out despicable.

Last week, Grassley claimed that. his

. colleague Ted Kennedy’s brain tumour

wouldn’t have been treated properly in
other countries because they prefer to
“spend money on people who can con-
tribute more to the economy.”

This week, he told an audience that “you
have every right to fear,” that we “should
not have a government-run plan to decide ~
when to pull the plug on grandma.”

Again, that’s what a supposedly. centrist
Republican, a member of the Gang of Six
trying to devise a bipartisan health plan,
sounds like.

So much, then, for Obama’s dream of
moving beyond divisive politics.

The truth is that the factors that made
politics so ugly in the-Clinton years — the
paranoia of a significant minority of Ameéf-~
icans and the cynical willingness of leading
Republicans to cater to that paranoia —
are as strong as ever. In fact, the situation
may be even worse than it was in the
1990s, because the collapse of the Bush
administration has left the GOP with no
real leaders other than Rush Limbaugh.

The question now is how Obama will
deal with the death of his postpartisan
dream.

So. far, at least, the Obama administra-

__ tion’s response to the outpouring of hate
‘on the right has had a deer-in-the-head-
‘lights quality. It’s as if officials still can’t

wrap their minds around the fact that
things like this can happen to people who
aren’t named Clinton, as if they keep
expecting the nonsense to just go away. .

What, then, should Obama do? It would
certainly help if he gave clearer and more
concise explanations of his health care

plan. To be fair, he’s got much better. at._|.

that over the past couple of weeks.
What’s still missing, however, is a sense
of passion and outrage — passion for the

"goal of ensuring that every American gets

the health care he or she needs, outrage at
the lies and fear-mongering that are being
used to block that goal.

_ So can Obama, who can be so eloquent
when delivering a message of uplift, rise to
the challenge of unreasoning, unap-
peasable opposition? Only time will tell.

(This article was written by
: Paul Krugman — c.2009 New York
‘Times News Service).



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MIDDLE and lower
income families are now
discussing how they are
going to put together the
monies which the gov-
ernment has casually tak-
en away from the Student
Loan Programme. For
those who have complet-
ed the process and
received the money or
who do not need the
assistance of this pro-
gramme, this might just
be an intellectual exer-
cise but to regular peo-

ple this is serious busi-

ness.

Families will be seek-
ing to refinance their
homes to secure school
money. Many will seek

consumer loans at inter- |

est rates up to 19 per cent

.per annum to meet the

requirements. Many who
have already gone this
route to make the initial
payments will find that
they have lost that invest-
ment as they cannot find
the rest of the money
needed to send their
young ones off.

The children of some
Members of Parliament
may not have this need.
The children of the
wealthy can easily find
alternatives — Mommy
and Daddy’s bank
account. The children of
already struggling fami-
lies are up the proverbial

creek. They have been °
_ put there by the govern-

ment’s decision.

This is simply evil. This
is patently wrong. This
ought to be a criminal
offence. It is certainly ‘an
immoral act deserving

* condemnation.

The debate is being
carried in the media as a
political one. This is
wrong as‘this is probably

the single most important

social issue facing our
country. Simply put, an

uneducated person ‘is in,

the same position as a

person without enough

food to eat — he or she is
slowly dying from a lack
of sustenance. Our coun-
try cannot grow without
an educated people.
Anyone who is sixty
years old or more or who
has made him — or her-



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self — aware of the his-
tory of: The Bahamas
since the middle of the
twentieth century can see
the difference. Prior to
the 1970’s the acquisition
of a bachelor’s degree
was noticeable in the
community. Since then
éven an MBA or Master’s
degree is relatively wide-
spread. Many of the peo-
ple who have these
degrees secured them
with the help of govern-

ment bonded scholarships.

or government grants or
government loan scholar-
ships. The various private
sector programmes
pitched in and proved to
be a great help to able
students , from poor
means.

' Even with the many
thousands who earned
these degrees we still
cannot accurately
describe ours as being an
“educated society” but at
least we were taking
some steps in the right
direction. Now this das-
tardly decision by the

government has deter-
mined that instead of
progressing we will slide
backwards. I really don’t
care how many “things”
a government builds or
claims to do. I am terribly
concerned about how our
people are growing intel-
lectually, spiritually and

socially.
We will not fix our ever
growing. criminally

inclined by reducing the
number of educated per-
sons. We will not grow
our economy by reducing
the training that our peo-
ple receive. We will not
enhance family life by
forcing them into another
round of robbing Peter to
pay a bit to Paul. We are
creating a permanent
underclass. When the
economy needs educated
persons they will have to
come from other coun-
tries which value educa-
tion as we are going out

, of the business of intel-

lectual development.

Thank you, Mr Ingra-
ham, for this latest attack
on the ambitions of our
people.

PHILIP P SMITH
Nassau,
. August 11, 2009.

Stench from Montagu
ramp is unbearable

EDITOR, The Tribune



PATTE LEE is 100 per cent correct about the dis-

_ graceful conditions created by the Montagu fish mar-

Ket.

This should be a scenic recreational park, not a
stinking, unhygienic spot where the smell of rotting
conch permeates the area, and jet:‘skis and customers
create major traffic delays during peak hours.

How can vendors be allowed to sell seafood without
potable water? Where do they go to the toilet (the
bushes across the street) and how do they wash their
hands if there is no running water?

Aren’t there laws regarding food handling and do
these vendors have business licences, or are they
squatters?

Why has the Montagu area been allowed to deteri-

orate to its squalid state while the west is now clean
and pristine? Is it because it’s off the Miss Universe
path? .
Why has the East Bay/Village Road north and
Shirley Street intersection (and now Village: Road)
become a repository for cheap and tacky plywood
signs? Aren’t there laws about erecting signage?

Do the law abiding tax payers who live in sur-
rounding areas count for anything?

I agree with Ms Lee that this is not the site for a fish

market. But if the vendors must stay, the government

has an obligation to regulate and CLEAN UP the
area.

There’s plenty of room to the north for a feeder
road to accommodate jet skis and for a centoled
number of fruit and vegetable vendors.

The vendors, if they must use the area, should con-
tribute to the upkeep through the payment of rent
(like the rest of us would).

They should also be charged when they litter
(throwing conch shells and styrofoam food containers
in a pile is littering).

It’s time to make good on election promises and
deal with this nightmare called Montagu.

ATHENA DAMIANOS

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JUDE EDOMWONYI of
COCKBURN TOWN, SAN SALVADOR, BAHAMAS, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for. registration/naturalization as a citizen of
The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason
why registration/naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts
within twenty-eight days from the 8" day of August, 2009
to the Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship,
P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE.

NOTICE is hereby given that JULLIAN SEARS of BETHEL
AVENUE, P.O. BOX N-4478, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of
The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason
why registration/naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts
within twenty-eight days from the 8" day of August, 2009
to the Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship,
P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.
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weeks ago) as I was leaving |
work J saw an employee of :
a fast food restaurant trans- :
porting two big trolleys full :
of (pastries) to the exterior :
of the building. I asked her :
where was it going, she said :
they are going to be thrown :
away in the garbage. I asked :
why because the food :
looked fresh and edible. :
She said it was food that :
didn't get sold and the pro- }
cedure is that they count :
them and then discard :
them. i
"Why are these people :
throwing away food when :

By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

A FIREARMS examiner testi-
fied yesterday that a .38 bullet was
one of two fired rounds found at the

“scene of the shooting of a C R Walk-
-er high school student last year.

Jamal Penn, 21, is charged with
the January 7, 2008 shooting death
of Deangelo Cargill Fowler, 18.
Penn is represented by attorney |
Murrio Ducille. Fowler was shot in
broad daylight as he stood on a bus
stop on Bay and Frederick Streets.
Yolande Rolle and Jilian Williams



According to Corporal Aaron
Wilson Jr, the second bullet lacked’
certain characteristics and so it could
not be determined whether or-not
the bullet had been fired from the
same weapon. Corporal Wilson told
the court that there was no trace of
blood or tissue on either of the two
bullets.

Dr Bob Benedicto, the second of

the alternate juror reported that she
_ had taken ill from food poisoning.
Prosecutors and Mr Ducille agreed
with Senior Justice Anita Allen that
it would be better to discharge the
juror. ‘The trial was adjourned to

we have people, children, :
right here in the Bahamas :
who going to bed hungry? I :
think that is very inhumane :
and sad. Why.don't they :
donate these pastries to one :
of the many children's :
homes we have here in Nas- :
‘sau? I think they would :
serve as ‘great desserts for ;
these less fortunate chil- }

dren,"

"I'm vexed at the people :
in the line to go Shirley }
Street with traffic backed :
up from the Harbour Club :
going east. who wait until ;
they are by Higgs and John- :
son to hold up traffic to butt :
‘into the line going east. :
Also the taxis and buses in :
front of Government House }
butting-in to go toward }

town.

no police,"

"T am vex that the road :
signage personnel can write :
words 'slow' on the road a:
few feet past the front of :._
the former prime minister's :
house when these signs say- :
ing 'slow' should also be :
painted on the road in front :
of the former Crystal }

Palace."

Motorist, Nassau. ; »

"I vex because I gone in :
one bank over PI yesterday, :
on a blessed Friday after- :
noon, and they only had :
one ‘teller serving cus- :
tomers. Now I like this bank i
because it's usually fast and ::
I can get in and out very }

quickly.

"But I ain' know if some- :
one call in sick or.every- :
body went to lunch the :
same time but it was a mess. :
And then one man run hot }
on a supervisor type who :
was sitting down, taking her :
time doing God knows :
what, instead of helping the :
‘long line. She had the nerve :
to play cute with him and :
talking to him like he was :
being unreasonable instead :
of doing her job. These peo- :'
ple need to do better man," ;
BeBe, Nassau. :

Are you vex?
Send your complaints to

whyyouvex@tribunemedia.net :

or fax to 328-2398.

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Nancy R., Nassau.

"When the idiot sticks }
were up by the Montagu, :
the police were there to :
make sure traffic went as it }
should. Of course, (there :
are) no idiot sticks now and }

Disgusted, Nassau.



are prosecuting the case.

a gunshot entry wound to the chest

Tuesday.

hronic diseases on the rise
- among young Bahamians

JOHNSON BAY, South
Andros — Chronic, non-com-
municable diseases; which
continue to be “the leading
causes” of illness and dis-

’ ability among older adults
in the Bahamas, are now.

having “a major impact” on
younger Bahamians, Health
Minister Dr Hubert A Min-
nis said.
Statistics compiled by the
Ministry of Health. and the
Department of Public
Health show that CNCDs
are “negatively impacting
younger Bahamians” and
are “steadily increasing in
our school children,” he
said.
This is despite the fact
that CNCDs are preventable
and the subject of continu-
ing education and awareness
programmes funded by the
Ministry of Health, in con-
junction with the Depart-

ment .of Public: Health and

other stakeholders.

Measures 3

He said measures have
also been put in place to
deal with the curative aspect
of CNCDs in order to

approach them from “a tru- .

ly holistic standpoint.”

CNCDs — obesity, hyper-
tension, heart disease, dia-
betes, kidney failure, can-
cer, asthma and arthritis —
are “seriously affecting” the
quality of life and economic
status of individuals and
families in The Bahamas, he
said.

“They are preventable
and controllable through the

implementation of daily -

exercise, diets rich in fruits
and vegetables, and a reduc-
tion in the intake of salt, fats

and sugars,” Dr Minnis said.

“Unfortunately we have a
significant percentage of our

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They are preventable and |

controllable through the

implementation of daily
exercise, diets rich in fruits
and vegetables, and a
reduction in the intake of salt,
fats and sugars. Unfortunately
we have a significant —
percentage of our population
already affected by these

conditions.”



population already ‘affect-
ed by these conditions.”

A CNCD Risk Preven-
tion Survey confirmed that

approximately two-thirds

of Bahamians are over-
weight.

Obesity is “a leading fac-
tor” for CNCDs and con-

_tributes “significantly” to

the “unacceptable preva-
lence of these illnesses
among the population,” Dr
Minnis said.

Reversing the increasing
prevalence of chronic, non-
communicable diseases
among Bahamians “is a
major priority” of the Min-
istry of Health, he said.

The eradication of
CNCDs was made a priori-
ty in 2007 when funds were
allocated in the 2007/2008

Budget for the implemen-

tation of a National
Healthy Lifestyle Cam-
paign. ;

' It was expected to lead
to a widespread acceptance
of healthy living in com-
munities, schools, work-
places and homes through-
out the. Bahamas.



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Dr Hubert Minnis

Phase I of that initiative
took the form of a 100-Day
Challenge under the theme:

“Geta New Start on”
Healthy, Eiving; Put Knowl:
edge into Practice’, ..;
’ Data from a survey con-

ducted on CNCDs in 2001
showed that they accounted
for almost 45 per cent of all
deaths.

That figure rose to 57.4
per cent by 2003 and 65 per
cent by 2005.

“This increasing trend
represents a growing dis-
ease burden on our people,
the delivery of healthcare,
and the economy,” Dr Min-
nis said.

Hospitals

“Like other countries in

the Caribbean, the preva-

lence of (CNCDs) and their ,
impact on our health facili--
ties at public hospitals and
primary healthcare facili-
ties contribute significantly
to the cost of the provision .
of healthcare in The
Bahamas.”

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Dr Minnis said the Min-
istry of Health isin the. |
process of implementing a

new drig programme that
_ will ensure that, individuals, ... |.

suffering from CNCDs are
able to receive medication
from public and private
pharmacies. .

“The intent of the
National Drug Plan is to
increase access to prescrip-
tion drugs fcr persons being
affected by chronic, non-

’ communicable -diseases,”

he said.

“Drug therapy is an
important component of
the treatment regime to
manage and control the
health and financial burden
faced by individuals and the
community as a whole
because of the prevalence
of chronic, non-communi-
cable diseases.

“The plan.will also pro-
vide healthcare. providers
with information on com-
pliance which is essential
for.controlling the effect of
CNCDs on. patients,” Dr

Minnis said.

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Should the death penalty be
enforced in the Bahamas?

IN VIEW of the coun-
try’s murder count reach-
ing 50 so far for the first
eight months of this year,

former Cabinet Minister .

Leslie Miller has advocat-
ed the re-enforcement of
the death penalty. How-
ever, the question always
raised when the subject is
brought up is whether the
death penalty is in fact a
true deterrent to crime.
The Tribune hit the
streets to get the opinion
of some Bahamians as to
whether or not the death
penalty should be
enforced.

DWAYNE DANE
I feel as that if it is on
the books then it should

be carried out, the Bible |

‘says if you live by the
sword you die by the
sword, so if it’s on the
books then carry it out. In
the case of an innocent
man, I think it should go
back to a court system
and how the police carry
out their investigations,
when it’s pertaining to an
innocent man then I don’t
think the death penalty
should be used on him. I
think the Bahamas police
force needs to be taken
another levél in the way
they investigate crimes.
But I do believe that if
the law (death penalty )
then it should be. (A
mason).

MILES PARKER
If it’s on the books they
should enforce it (death
penalty). I think the prob-
lem is a question of
degrees and variations.



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The problem is that they
have a set penalty for a
guilty verdict, but as long
as discretion is used with
regards to sentencing,
then it should be all right.
So in certain cases I
approve of the use of the
death penalty. We have to
grow up as a country, we
need to address the short-
comings with the death
penalty, sort it out and

move forward. (An attor- °

ney).

EDWARD FERGUSON

If it is proven that it is
premeditated murder then
the person should be
hanged. There is no way a
person could sit back and
figure out how they are
going to murder another
person and not be hanged,
it isn’t fair, not only to the
victim, but to the victim’s
families, the person may
be the only provider and
the family may spiral
down. Things are already
tough over here and when
you are one person pro-

‘viding for a family and if

that person’s life is taken,
through premeditated
murder how can the killer
not be hanged? It isn’t
like two people would be

fighting and one person .

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should be hanged. I have
heard people say ‘ hey I'll
spend six or seven years |
for taking your life.’ It
seems as if the law is
being designed to protect
the criminals and have
the law-abiding citizen liv-
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to be done about it, cause
if not people may turn to
vigilante justice. (Taxi dri-
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I think it should be
enforced, cause what’s
been happening, in recent
years, convicted murder-
ers are not being punished
for their crimes, they are
given bail and they mur-
der more people, then
they. are arrested and-
charged again and put out
on bail again the system
is failing us, we are not
being protected against
crime and the perpetra-
tors of crime. In the case
of an innocent man, when
someone is sentenced to
death before the execu-
tion is carried out the case
and the issue should bee ©
re-examined thoroughly
and if there is no doubt in
the authorities mind that
the person committed this
crime then that person
should be hanged. (Taxi
driver).

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Britons unite to
defend health care
amid US debate

LONDON ular British view that American
society represents unbridled
capitalism run amok, with cata-
strophic results for people left
behind in the boom times like
it. those of the last two decades.

They particularly resent the Business Seéretary Peter
British universal health care sys- » Mandelson, who is usually pro-
tem being used as a‘punching’ American, blasted U.S. health
bag in the battle.against Presi- _ care Friday, suggesting the deliv-
dent Barack Obama’s proposed __ ery system is fine for the wealthy
reforms, according to Associated _ but not for the poor.

Press. “Tf you can’t pay, you have a

Conservatives in the United very, very second-rate service
States have relied on horror sto- _ or you can’t get health service at
ries from Britain’s system to all,” he said.
warn Americans that Obama is Britain’s left-leaning govern-
trying to impose a socialized ment has responded to criticism
health care system that would _ offering selected statistics that
give the government too much — show England out performing
power. the U.S. in health spending per

In an interview widely inter- _capita, life expectancy and more.
preted here as an attack on the Newspapers have jumped in,
with the Daily Mirror calling the
United States “the land of the
fee” because of the way patients
are forced to pay for medical
services, .

And Dr. Hamish Meldrum,
chairman of the British Medical
Association, warned Friday that
Britain must be careful not to
let America’s-“market-style phi-
losophy” take hold at the NHS.

.The National Health Service,
one of the world’s largest pub-
licly funded health services, was
set up in 1949 with the intention
of providing everyone with
access to health care regardless
of their ability to pay. A number
of other countries, including
Canada, have similar systems.

Although Canada’s program
is not fully public, it ensures cov-
erage for all of its citizens
through provincial and territor-
ial insurance systems. These sys-
tems are governed by a federal
law that says coverage is uni-
versal, and ensures that taxpay-
ers, not patient fees, pay for pri-
mary medical services.

BRITONS love to mock their

Chuck Grassley of Iowa told a
local radio station last week that
“countries that have govern-
ment-run health care” would
not have given Sen. Edward
Kennedy, who suffers from a
brain tumor, the same standard
of care as in the U.S. because
he is too old.

The superheated debate
broadened this week to include
renowned physicist Stephen
Hawking, a British icon who suf-
fers from motor neurone dis-
ease. A U.S. newspaper wrote
that under the British system
Hawking would be allowed to
die — an assertion that Hawking
said was absurd.

“T wouldn’t be here today if it
were not for the NHS,” Hawk-
ing said, joining the ranks of
those praising Britain’s system.

Britons say the country’s uni-
versal health care system, which
provides free medical care, is far
fairer than the current American
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officer comes over, stops his
car, and starts walking
around. I say ‘What is he
doing again?’ because he’s

‘already threatened us, told
me he was going to kill me

(on a previous day). He
walked past me and he was
gone.

“Then when I went to pass
the next set of papers to my
wife, he came round and
grabbed me by my legs and
yucked me out of the car onto
the concrete.

“T tried to.reach for my
crutches to get up, and he
“moved the crutches away and

said I was ‘resisting arrest.’

“The next thing I knew he
was kicking me in my legs. I
tried to get up to hold onto
the back, and he called on
these two officers, and man,
they put me in the corner.and
they beat the crap out of me,”
the 44 year old alleged.

_ Now he is afraid that the
attack, — part of which he
claims to have captured ona
video on his phone, which he
has shown to ‘The Tribune —
has set back his health after
more than a year of recovery
from spinal injuries suffered
when a jitney crashed into his
car.

Yesterday - Sergeant
Dwight Smith of the Tourism
Police Station said he had not
heard of the attack or prior
complaints, but acknowl-
edged being informed that
morning that Mr Thurston
had been asked by officers to
move his vehicle.

He said that police have
“always had an issue” with
Mr Thurston as he often
parks his vehicle on Rawson
Square to unload his news-

papers, in violation of down- _

town parking rules. .

“He must understand that
it doesn’t matter whether or
not he feels he has an issue
the matter is that he must

. abide by all the rules and reg-
ulations.”

However, Sgt Smith said
that although he was told of a
verbal altercation between
police and Mr Thurston after
officers.had asked him.to
move his car, it was alleged to
have ended peacefully, with
them leaving the scene to’
obtain a warrant for the ven-
dor’s arrest over his refusal
to move the vehicle.

“They told me they acted ©
in good faith. [am going to go

Disabled
newspaper
salesman

down there now and look
into this,” said Sgt Smith.
After this expression of con-
cern, the officer went on to
add that if Mr Thurston has
made a false allegation
against officers he would
“bring charges against him.”

Thurston maintains that
the morning incident was far
from peaceful.

Alleging he was left in seri-
ous pain by the beating, the
44 year old said he had only
recently had a whole body
brace he had been forced to
wear for 14 months as part of:
his treatment removed. _

“My back’s hurting like

hell. This hasn’t been this bad.

in over a year. Now [ have to
go and spend money I don’t
have to see a doctor,” said
Mr Thurston.

“This is ridiculous, I don’t
bother nobody. I go to work
and I go home. My friends
are my’ computer and my
dogs, I don’t go nowhere. So
I don’t know this man, except
for him coming and making
threats,” he added.

The officer who initiated i

the attack was one whom
Thurston claims he reported
to a senior officer at the
Tourism Police Station a day
earlier. The vendor alleges
the officer pulled up to his
stall and issued death threats
as he pointed a gun at him
several days ago.

After reporting the inci-
dent, Mr Thurston said a
senior officer told him “he
would deal with it.”

But Sgt Smith said he was
unaware of any previous
complaints about any of the
officers at the Tourism Police
Station. “Maybe he spoke to
someone else,” he suggested.

In the video of the incident,
several -‘men wearing black
police caps with the recognis-

‘able red ribbon and gold crest “

on the front are seen looming
over Mr Thurston, their arms
flailing, to the sound of
painful groans.

police because (the officer
who initiated the alleged
attack has) been reported
over.and over again. The offi-

‘cer in charge should've dealt

with this long ago,” said the
vendor.



Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

Stabbing i in Fox Hill,
shooting in Sea Breeze

FROM page one

the bloodiest year: in
Bahamian history, as the
soaring murder toll could
exceed the highest number
of homicides ever recorded:
79 in 2007.

He said: “If we continue
on this path we will have 84
or 85 murders this year, and
that does not include the
rapes, the break-ins, the
assaults, and it’s unbelievable
in a country this size.

“This nation must wake up,
starting with the leadership.

“The police force is not the
primary source of addressing
this problem, it’s the Ministry

“[’m disappointed in ihe of National Security and the -

government,. because one of
the government’s basic oblig-
ations is to provide a reason-
able level of safety for its citi-
zens.”

Crime cannot be ignored or

confined to the ghettos, Mr pe

Britain imposes
direct rule on
Turks and Caicos

LONDON

BRITAIN on “Friday
imposed direct rule on its

former colony of Turks and -

Caicos following corruption
claims against the territo-
ry’s authorities,,according
to Associated Press. ~
The British government
said it had.suspended the
‘government and legislature
-and put the London-
appointed. governor in
direct charge of the islands
about 500 miles (800 kiome-
ters) southeast of Florida.
‘The islands’
blasted the move as a
“coup” that put Britain “on
the wrong side of history.”
“Our country is being
invaded and re-colonized

by the United Kingdom, .

dismantling a duly elected

government and legislature -

and replacing it with a one-

man dictatorship,” said, Gal- -

mo Williams, who. became
premier after his predeces-
sor, Michael Misick,
resigned amid a corruption
investigation.
Following Misick’s resig-
nation in March, Britain
said it planned to suspend
parts of the islands’ consti-
tution and dissolve its Cab-
inet and assembly:
On:Wednesday the Court

of Appeal in London reject-’

ed Misick’s legal challenge
to the government’s plans.

British Foreign Office
Minister Chris Bryant said
_the suspension could last up
to two years while gover-
nor Gordon Wetherell “put
the Islands’ affairs back 4 in
good order.”

He said elections for a
new Turks and Caicos gov-

premier’



Moves comes after
corruption claims

ernment would be held by
July 2011.
Wetherell denied the

move amounted to .a.,

“British takeover.”
. “Public services will con-
tinue to be run by the peo-

ple of the Turks and Caicos:

Islands, as indeed they

should be,” he said. “But I

hope we can now begin to
run them better.”
Wetherell appointed a
senior British civil servant,
Martin Stanley, chief exec-

utive of the islands’ tempo-

rary government.

The Turks and Caicos is
an overseas U.K. territory
located in the Atlantic

between, the Bahamas and
Haiti, and its 23,000 resi-
dents are British citizens.

It is a popular tourist des-

tination as well as.a major
offshore tax haven.

Last year Britain appoint- .

ed a panel to look into alle-

gations of corruption

against Misick andl other
officials.
Investigators Sibwedted

officials had misused pub- |

lic money and profited from

the sale of government-.

owned land.

Public hearings earlier
this year revealed details of
Misick’s lavish spending
after taking office in 2003.
His estranged wife, actress
LisaRaye McCoy, described
the use. of private jets to
commute from Los Ange-
les and other luxuries
including a leased Rolls-
Royce.

The lead investigator,

‘Robin Auld, said-he had

found “clear signs of politi-
cal amorality and immatu-
rity and general adminis-
trative incompetence” on
the islands. ©

Misick has denied any

wrongdoing and called
British panel “modern-day
colonialism.”

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Moss said, as it will inevitably
affect communities across the
country with the potential of
destroying the country’s rep-

utation and tourism industry.

And it is time both the pub-
lic and private sector invest in
the fight against crime to
address the problem before it
gets worse, Mr Moss said.

“We have to either address’

the problem of crime in this
country immediately or we are

all going to pay a tremendous -

' FROM page one

. 2008, this group has utilised many online
websites, including Facebook, Twitter,
Myspace, and blogs to get their message to’
"tech-savy" PLP's both at-home and abroad.

) "The PLP needs change," said a young
party supporter. "The next. election will be
voted primarily on those who have been able
to see, and accept that fact. For the PLP to go
into 2012 with the same aden we had in

1997 is:ridiculous:::

price sialer on,” he said.

“We know there are many |

more crimes occurring than
those which are reported, and
it would stagger the imagina-
tion to know the real level of
criminality in this country.
“Even if we start to address
it now, with collaboration
from the various sectors, it’s
going to take many years to
bring this society back to 4
state of reasonable tranquili-

Me

Four men n and a woman
have been arrested and are
being questioned by police in
connection with the stabbing
of the 31-year-old man, and
police are seeking assistance
from the public to assist inves-
tigations into the shooting in

Sea Breeze.

Anyone with any informa-
tion should call police on 322-
4444 or call Crime Stoppers
anonymously on 328-TIPS
(328-8477).

PLP faction
~ "And don't get me wrong, no one is saying
that Mr Christie was not able to run the
country, but there has to be someone else in
2009 who.can take the party forward in a
bold, innovate, and new way.

“Whether that person is Mr Moss, Or
someone else has yet to be seen, so I guess



we have to wait until convention," he said:



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Across “ Down. ,
Well before summer (8) 1 Maroon thread (6)
Good fellows left.on board 2 Acar engine needs it on

_ A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words

Monster ship for a
monstrous lady (6)

often repeated (5) .

share (5)

Sprang (5)

the numbers one through seven. Nev-
ertheless, despite this limited vocab-

likewise. South then bid two clubs,

Here, also, South made an SOS
redouble, imploring partner fo

(6) the flat or going down hill ee eae Sy ae

' either side vulnerable. which West doubled.
ee peeks at domed e a ; NORTH At this point, South elected: to
uilding (7) irl meets boy carrying 31063 redouble. He intended this as an SOS
Native love call in anew _ eastern cloth (7) ¥1072 asking North to choosé between dia-
arrangement (5) He leads one into QJ monds and hearts. But North appar-
Odd reason to have no arti- conspiracy (5) 4) 1063 ently misunderstood the plea for help
cle in Scandinavian lan- ‘Article about a concert (7) WEST EAST and passed. : Jd
guage (5) Excitement created by the @k74 #AQ982 A spade was led and | returned.
U ; ; VÂ¥KI84 VA6 Declarer ruffed, played a diamond to
nderstatement in T.S: coming down of an astro- 62 #109753 the jack, ruffed a spade, led a dia
Eliot play (7) naut (6) #A987 4Q mond to the queen and, ruffed
Hazel’s case epitomised? Bat, net and lines put out SOUTH dummy’s last spade with the king.
(2,1,8) for a game (5,6) 145 West overruffed and returned the
Possibly notices part of a An explosive type of reac- ¥Q953 © ‘seven of clubs, dummy’s ten losing
military formation (7) tion (7) @AK84 . to the queen. Declarer later scored
Ni : : se #&K 542 two more tricks, but went down two
itre perhaps put into the Ordering a taxi when the The bidding: - redoubled — 600 points |
ground(S) wealtieiie DAs ts) West North East South = The East-West pair had every
Not all honourable Also seen in the guise of a Pass Pass 14¢ Dble reason to believe they had achieved
men do the right dandy (2,4) tut Redble Pass Pass 2 an excellent result, until they learned
thing (5)» They bore a doctor with ail- x Across Down Dble Pass ~—-Pass_-~—- Redble what happened to their North-South
Thé bee in Gne’s ments (6) N 1 Extreme (6) 1 Incautious (6) Oper lead — ee fidine ss anus a the other lee
; salts i e language is
bonnet 7) Thee Forstek . = Secon) 2 ee) bridge contains only 15 words: Pass Pass 14 Dble
The French rave about passage (5) 9 Ne’er-do-well (7) 3 More than is need- spades, hearts, diamonds, clubs, Redble. Pass Pass 1 NT"
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Across: 1 Topping, 5 Scour, 8
White feathers, 9 Lithe, 10 Sponsor,
11 Manage, 12 Scrape, 15 Lapland,
17 Leech, 19 Steering wheel, 20
Arson, 21 Sprites.

Down: 1 Towel, 2 Printing press, 3
Iceberg, 4 Grease, 5 Set-to, 6
Overstatement, 7 Reserve, 11
Melissa, 13 Cold war, 14 Adonis, 16
Aaron, 18 Hills. ‘

Yesterday’s Easy Solution

Across:.1 Bahamas, 5 Trash, 8
Out of the woods, 9 Knoll, 10
Relieve, 11 Bakery, 12 Leeway,
15 Ghostly, 17 Total, 19
Entertainment, 20 Dumpy, 21
Slander.

Down: 1 Block, 2 Hit rock bottom,
3 Muffler, 4 Sphere, 5 Towel, 6 At
one’s wits end, 7 Hosiery, 11
Bighead, 13 Estonia, 14 Bypass,

16 Tardy, 18 Later.

11
12
13

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20
22

23
24
25

Regal (5)

Liberate (3,4)
Cause of certain |
disaster (4,2,5)
Weigh heavily upon -
(7)

Attain (5)

Roost for

bird (5)
Embodiment (7)
Zest (6)

Eerie (6)

Guilty party (7)

A state of

agitation (6)
Stingy (5-6)
Endanger (7)
Previous (7)
Lethargy (6)
Impudent (6)
Distinctive

spirit (5)

In total
agreement (2,3)



ulary, a competent pair will reach
their best contract on the great major-
ity of deals.

But even the very best players
occasionally get confused about the
meaning of their bids. Witness this
deal from a team match where the
players got their wires crossed.

At the first table, South doubled
East’s opening spade bid, and West
redoubled, showing 10 or more

. points. North passed, and East did

choose a suit. But the North player at
this table was also impervious to
South’s plea, and the final contract
became one notrump redoubled.
West led a low spade. The ten lost
to the ace, a spade was returned to
West’s king, and a third spade
allowed East to run his suit. Declarer
finished with only three tricks, going
down four — 1,400 points! :
Obviously, the bridge vocabulary
just isn’t big enough! :

Tomorrow: Good management.
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PAGE 9, SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2009





By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter .
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net
i
i BERLIN, Germany —
‘eam manager Ralph McK-
inney, head coach Tyrone
3urrows and chaperon/press
liaison Julie Wilson were
among a group of team offi-
cials that were given a grand
tour of the Olympic Stadium
yesterday.

': The tour was to familiarize.

the delegates about what to
expect when they enter the
stadium during the champi-
onships over the next nine
days. — |
' Among the briefing that
took place was the official
opening ceremonies that is
‘$cheduled to take place today
at 11:45 am EST.
* As the ceremony is normal-
ly a showpiece to. welcome the
visiting athletes and digni-
taries, McKinney said they
were informed that the march
pass will be very limited with
only a few athletes and team
ifficials following flag bearer
onald Thomas.
; The Bahamas is expected
e come into the stadium
ehind Australia and just
ahead of Bahrain. More than
00 countries will be repre-
sented in the ceremony that

will be held at the completion.

of the morning session and
just ahead of the evening ses-
sion. ‘ie
McKinney said the only
problem they are dealing with

HEAD COACH Tyrone Burrows, team manager Ralph McKinney and chaperon/press liaison officer Julie

Wilson after they went on a tour of the Olympic Stadium yesterday...











in the Games. Village is a.

slight injury to quarter-miler
Andretti Bain, whose status
is listed as day-to-day after he
re-aggravated an injury he sus-
tained earlier this season.
"He's really here for the
relays, so we are still going to
consider him for one of those
spots," McKinney said. "We
just have to wait and see
because the relays are not
scheduled until the last two
days of the championship."
Burrows, who is being

Photos by BRENT STUBBS

Ferguson-McKenzie is being
considered for the final,
depending on how she gets
through her workload.

.The women's 4 x 1 team,
which is hoping to make a
return to its top status since
the Golden Girls era, will also
depend on what happens with
veterans Chandra Sturrup and
Ferguson-McKenzie in the 100
and 200. While Sturrup is only
entered in the 100, Ferguson-
McKenzie will have double
duties in the 100 and 200.

assisted by Frank !Pancho'; ..> The ethers here for the

Rahming and George Cleare,

said sitice some of thé athletes’

arrived! here last week a little
tired and fatigued, everyone
is rounding into form and get-
ting ready to compete.

"We have two youngsters
on this team as well and they
are finally getting used to this
level of competition," Bur-
rows pointed out. "The senior
athletes have been doing a
pretty good job guiding them
along and acting as mentors.
Over the last few days, we saw
the seriousness in them. But
we have to realize that they
are not used to this level of
competition."

Burrows said right now,
they have been concentrating
on getting all of the competi-
tors ready for their individual
events before they turn to the
relays where those two young-
sters, Rashan Brown and Kat-
rina Seymour, will be com-
peting on the 4 x 400 relay.

They will join quarter-miler
Christine Amertil, Shekeitha
Henfield and Sasha Joyce.



relay are Timicka Clarke, who

. will run im the 100 and Sheni-
‘qua 'Q* Ferguson, who: is

entered in the 200. Amertil is
also being considered for a
spot on the 4x 1.

As for the men, Burrows
said without Andrae Williams,
who got injured at the BAAA
Nationals, they still have a sol-
id core of quarter-milers: to
select from for the 4 x 400,
including Nathaniel McKin-
ney, who is entered in the
men's 200.

Although Bain has a recur-
ring injury, Burrows said they
are still not ruling him out just
yet before they make the final _
decision on who will run with
Chris 'Bay' Brown, Ramon
Miller and Michael Mathieu,
who will all run in the men's
400.

Also here for the relay are
veteran Avard Moncur and
newcomer Latoy Williams.

"It will really come down to
the survival of the fittest," said
Burrows in the team's final
selection for the relay.



. AUBURN CONNECTION — Coach Henry Rolle (left) is pictured with the Baharnian Auburn connection at the practice track yesterday, Shown (I-r) are Rolle, world high jump champion Donald Thomas, hurdler
Shamar Sands, Olympic triple jump bronze medallist Leevan “Superman” Sands and quarter-miler Shekeitha Henfield...
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LOCAL SPORTS.























DATE OF BIRTH: May 28, 1988.












ASMA ae, AGE: 21 yeorsald.

DATE OF BIRTH: June 14, 1983. SCHOOL: St. George’s High School.
AGE: 26 years-old. South Plains College.
SCHOOL: Aquinas College. EVENT(S): 400 metres.
EVENT(S): High jump/long jump. BEST PERFORMANCE(S): 44.73

metres.
PARENTS: Norma and John Williams.





BEST PERFORMANCE(S): High jump
- 2.28 metres. Long jump - 7.70 metres.




DERRICK ATKINS

DATE OF BIRTH: January 5, 1984.
AGE: 25-years-old.

SCHOOL: CR Walker Secondary High. 2
Dickinson State University. |.

EVENT(S): 100 metres.

BEST PERFORMANCE(S): 991
seconds.



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&



SASHA ROLLE



DATE OF BIRTH: November 27, 1993. | Sey Gai fay Walang DATE OF BIRTH: April 16, 1982.

AGE: 17 years-old. a Ea AGE: 27 years-old.
EVENT(S): 400 metres. . || DATE OF BIRTH: July 13, 1983. EVENT(S): 400 metres.
BEST PERFORMANCE(S): 53.93 AGE: 26 years-old. BEST PERFORMANCE(S): 53.07 |

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Athletes get ready to roll



By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

BERLIN, Germany —
World high jump champion
Donald Thomas is delighted
to have the opportunity to car-
ty the flag today at the open-
ing ceremonies, while
Olympic triple jump bronze
medallist Leevan “Superman”
Sands is hoping that his birth-
day on Sunday will be a spe-
cial one.

The duo, along with sprint-
ers Chandra Sturrup and
world championship silver
medallist Derrick Atkins, as
well as quarter-milers Chris-
tine Amertil, Shekeitha Hen-
field and Latoy Williams and
hurdler Shamar Sands, were
caught going through some
light workouts yesterday at
the practice track before the
competition starts today at the
JAAF's 12th World Champi-
onships in Athletics.

Overseeing their workouts
were coaches Tyrone Burrows
and Frank 'Pancho' Rahming

_as well as Auburn Univyersi-
ty's assistant coach Henry
Rolle, who is here with six

Schedule
of events

BERLIN, Germany —
Here's a look at the events
the Bahamian athletes will
be competing in over the
first three days at the
IAAF's -12th World
Championships in Athlet-
ics:

, DayOne-Today .
* Men’s 100m preliminar-
Jes - first 3 of each of 12
heats (Q) plus 4 fastest
_times (q) qualify
5:47 am EST - Derrick
Atkins - heat three, lane
two
6:08 am EST - Adrian
Griffith - heat 5, lane four
Women's 400m prelimi-
naries - first 3 of each of 6
heats (Q) plus 6 fastest
times (q) qualify
7:26am - Christine
Amertil - heat four, lane
seven ;
11:45 am EST - Open-
ing Ceremonies
Men's 100m second
round
12:50 pm EST - start
time ‘

Day Two - Sunday,

August 16

Women's 100m prelimi-
naries

5:55 am EST start time -
Chandra Sturrup, Debbie
Ferguson-McKenzie and
Timicka Clarke.

Women's 100m round
two

12:35 pm EST start time

Men's triple jump quali-
fying round

lpm FST - Leevan
‘Superman’ Sands

Men's 100 semifinal

1:10 pm EST start time

Women's 400m semifi-
nal ;

1:40 pm EST start time

Men's 100 final

3:35 pm EST starting
time

Day Three - Monday,

August 17

Women's 100m semiti-
nal

1:05 pm EST start time

Women's 100m final

3:35 pm EST starting
time



‘members of his Auburn elite

track club. The other mem-
bers trained near the Games
Village. ,

For Thomas, it's always a
privilege to do something for

the Bahamas and he's look- °

ing forward to the experience
of being the leader on the
parade today when the cere-
monies are held at 11:45am
EST.

As for defending his title
when the qualifying round is
held on day five on Wednes-
day at 5:10am EST, Thomas
said he's definitely going to
be ready. The final is sched-
uled for:day seven on Friday,
August 21 at 1:15pm EST.

"I spent the last month
working on my form, so every-

- thing should work out for the

best," said Thomas, who will
compete along with Trevor
Barry. "I don't want to make
any predictions. I just want to
go out there and do my best
and make the whole Bahamas
smile again.

"It's the championships and
big people show up to the
championships, so I should.be
all right."

Even though his birthday
normally falls close ta one of
the major competitions, this
will be the first time that Lee-
van Sands will actually com-
pete on his birthday. —

The preliminaries of the
men's triple jump is on Sun-
day at 1pm with the final on
day four on Tuesday at 12:05
EST.

"It should be a good birth-
day present for me to get into
the final," he said. "Every
year, the hardest part is get-
ting past the qualifying round.
Once I do that, my coach feels
I can have a big PR (personal
record). I just have to take it
one step at a time. I just want
to get past the first round and
then take it from there."

But coach Rolle said he's
confident that Sands will not
just make the final, but he has
the potential to go all the way
and actually win it.

"T don't want to sound over
confident, but I'll be surprised
if he doesn't win," Rolle said.
"Based on his last technical
session, we've been training
very heavy coming in here, so



WORLD HIGH JUMP champion Donald Thomas...

‘an injury during the nation-

ith some light workouts

now that.he's recovered, well
rested and toned, I feel he's
ready for something big here."

One. of the major things that
Shamar Sands has been work-
ing on is his finish and he feels
he has it mastered going into,
the preliminaries of the 110m
hurdles on Wednesday at 5:35
am EST with the semifinal at
12:45 pm EST.

"I'm just trying to finish
stronger because I always
have a strong start," Sands
pointed out. "Once I can do
that, everything will be alright.
My goal is just to make the
final. If I don't make it, Iwill
be disappointed. Just making
the final is my goal because if
I don't do it in the biggest
spotlight in the world, I won't
do it anywhere else."

Although he has ran one of
the fastest times in the world.
in making his breakthrough
this year, Williams will not be
entered in the men's 400. He
will only run on the 4 x 4 relay
team.

"I'm just relaxed. I'm not
feeling any tension or any-
thing like that," he insisted.
"[ just want to stay relaxed as
possible. But it's really excit-
ing because I'm seeing a lot
of athletes for the first time
and a lot of them are meeting
me, so it's a great experience."

Having being hampered by

als, Williams said he's feeling
much better and he was able
to go through his workout
without any pain. With that
in mind, he said he is looking
forward to competing with his
team-mates and having some
fun going after a medal.

Henfield, making her debut
at a major international meet,
said she's really excited about
being in Berlin and running
onthe4x400relayteam. °

"I'm hoping that everybody
on the relay team gets it
together and runs a good leg,
we stay healthy and get int
the final," she said. :

Since she came here last
week to attend the training
camp, Henfield said she has
adjusted to the environment
and she's eager to take care
of business before she gets too
caught up in meeting all of the
big international stars.



‘Photos by BRENT STUBBS

HURDLER SHAMAR SANDS siretches yesterday at the practice track before competition starts
today at the IAAF's 12th World Championships in-Athletics...



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in the background...


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HE Miss Universe competition

kicked the fun up a notch this

week as the contestants traded
in their ball gowns for bikinis and hit
the beach. -

Ballrooms, catwalks and convention
halls gave way to sun, sand and sea,
and the ladies finally had a chance to
let their hair down and play in the
surf.

The Tribune was on hand for a fun-

filled trip to Harbour Island, where the .

girls ate, shopped and explored to their
heart’s content, before relaxing on the
island's world famous pink sands.

After flying in to North Eleuthera,
the contestants were greeted by what
seemed like Harbour Island’s | entire
population.

A local junkanoo troupe led them
off the dock, after which they were
whisked away to Valentine’s Resort
for refreshments.

The girls then took in an art gallery
“and shopped for locally made craft.and
‘other*goods on Bay Street, the tiny
island's main street on the harbour. _

Then it was off to the Coral.Sands
Resort for a lively lunch before the

ladies donned their bikinis and head-

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‘The contestants said they loved the
soft pink sand and the beautiful water,
but the biggest hit seemed to be horse-
back riding on the beach.

“The fun didn't end there, as on
Friday morning all 84 contestants
were up with the sun and pool-side at
Atlantis for this year's bikini calendar
shoot.

The girls joked and laughed, seem-
ing to enjoy themselves immensely, as
elite photographers took their time in
catching just the right image.

. This was*followed by a quick pool-
side breakfast, after which the ladies
retired to rest ahead of the night’s big
event — the VIP ‘party at CAIN in
Atlantis.

In this behind-the-scenes Miss
Universe special — the second-of three
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but also served as.a morale booster for locals — who
turned out in “dray loads” to welcome the contest-
ants to their pink sand shores.

Brenda Colebrooke, the chief administrator for
Harbour Island, said the visit really lifted the
islanders’ spirits.

“This is a big deal for the residents of Harbour
Island — you can tell by the magnitude of the prepa-
rations that they have done, you can tell that they
have gone all-out and you can tell by the way that
persons.came out to greet the girls on their arrival.

“It really just lifted persons’ spirits during this
depressed economic time when persons are just
thinking that things are not going to get better. But
right now this is just a spirit-lifter and persons are
feeling more confident and positive that of all the
places in the world, Miss Universe chose Harbour
Island so they really feel that this is special and they
are going to play their role in history.” ,

She said it is difficult to put a price tag on what the
island spent to host the contestants, adding that the
locals gave their all to the preparations.

“They knew that Harbour Island would never get
this kind of publicity so they went all-out and are tak-
ing advantage of it to the fullest extent and we are
hoping and praying and looking for a positive out-
come to boost our tourism,” Ms Colebrooke said.

She said Harbour Islanders were very excited
about the opportunity to interact with the contest-
ants.

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before and something that they know they will never
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dren and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.”

She also extended a special thank-you to the mem-'

bers of the Miss Universe organisation for “being so
gracious and gracing us with your presence.”

June Cartwright, acting manager for the Ministry
of Tourism on Harbour Island, added: “The Harbour
Island residents came out in dray loads. I am so
proud of them and so proud of the ministry of
tourism and just happy about the way things turned
out. :

“It is wonderful — a lot of preparation went into it;
we got the word out that the Miss Universe contest-
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practising for the past few days.

“We have two summer camps on the island. One is
spearheaded by Will Simmons and the other by
Parish Knowles and Eloise Knowles who is the jus-
tice of the peace on Harbour Island, so they brought
the kids out to welcome the girls.

“T am just glad that I am not a judge because I
would never know how to choose because they are all
so beautiful.”

Ms Cartwright added that the contestants have
only been in the country for a short while, but
already seem to know a great deal about the
Bahamas.
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Local designers come up big at the
Miss Universe Fashion Showcase

By ALEX MISSICK
Features Reporter



BRANT colours, exquisite prints and stunning
beauty took centre stage at the 2009 Miss
Universe Bahamian Designer Fabric Fashion

Show held on Wednesday at the Sheraton Nassau Beach’
Resort on West Bay Street.

All 84 beauties got to show off gorgeous attire created

by three of the country’s most renowned designers on a
world class runway in front of hundreds of local and inter-
national guests.
. Designers Basheva Eve of La Maison de Besh, Sabrina
Francis of Se’B Fashion Designing and Rachel
Turnquest-Garcia of Rachel’s Boutique took 100 per cent
organic Bahamian fabrics by Androsia and Bahama
Handprints and transformed them into wearable works
of art. Although Basheva Eve’s designs are high fashion,
her 28 pieces were surprisingly functional.

“Unless I am going to do something theatrical or fan-
tasy, I believe in functionality. I believe that you should be
able to take that piece and you should be able to wear it
this year and years from now still having great fabric, style
and fit,” she said.

Sabrina Francis’ ultra-feminine yet elegant designs
brought the runway to life as the contestants enjoyed
showing them off. Ms Frances said she had a great time
pulling together her pieces.

“The fabric was very beautiful and very colourful so a
lot of work went into it. I wanted to do something dressy
yet a little touch of evening/day to mix it up. It took about
three weeks to get everything together and I was really
proud of the long dresses because that is my specialty.
Kiara Sherman, Miss Bahamas got to wear one of my
wedding gowns, called ‘island fantasy’,” Ms Francis said.

Rachel Turnquest-Garcia, who has been making major
strides in the Bahamian fashion world for more than 40
years, said the main keys to her sensational fashion hand-
iwork for the showcase, were hand work, determination
and a lot of hours.

“When you are excited about something, it gives you
the inner strength to keep on working. I wanted to be.able
to resurrect things from the past such as the 1960’s and
still allow it to appeal to the times now. Working with
Androsia, I see more of a Caribbean creation. However,
both fabrics were fun to work with,” Mrs Garcia said.

Amidst the triumphant display of works from the
designer trio, Jeff St John of the House of St John, was
selected to design two gowns as gifts to the winner of the
2009 Miss Universe pageant.

“We are really showing how powerful our doupnels are
becoming and it is: also showing where this country is
going-I am loving it all,” Mr St John said.

As for the gowns Mr St John is creating, he kept the-
details surrounding the creations a heavily guarded secret
only revealing that the two pieces will be fabulous.

“They are going to be festive and I have always -been
known -to use lots of fabric and being glamorous — it’s
going to be wonderful,” Mr St John said. Following the

ence with the contestants true Bahamian culture through
a picturesque and intense display of Junkanoo along West
Bay street. The melting pot of major Junkanoo groups
put on a breathtaking show that spectators, guests as well
as the contestants are sure to remember.

fashion showcase, hundreds of Bahamians got to.experi- -