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Volume: 105 No.230

The Tribune

USA TODAY

BAHAMAS EDITION

www.tribune242.com

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2009



Ballamas ‘a mecca
for entertainment

Plan to
Capitalise
on pageant
SsuCCeSS

Kerzner
hoping to
bring more
big events
to Atlantis

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

ON the coat-tails of its suc-
cess in hosting the Miss Uni-
verse pageant, Kerzner Inter-
national is embarking on a
campaign to position Atlantis
and the Bahamas as an
“entertainment and event
mecca.”

The company said it hopes
to soon bring in more major
events to the resort which will
“create more of a cumulative
impact on visitors deciding to
come to The Bahamas” on
top of the promotional draw
that the recent pageant rep-
resented.

“We have several big
events in the pipeline and will
announce them when appro-
priate,” said Ed Fields, Senior
Vice President for communi-
cations for Atlantis.

SEE page six

US man dies in
holiday tragetly

AN AMERICAN man,
believed to be in his mid-30’s
died while vacationing in the
Bahamas onboard the Nor-
wegian Cruise Lines, police
have confirmed.

According to Assistant
Superintendent Walter Evans,
this Maryland resident was
reportedly walking along the
shoreline of an island in the
Berry Island chain with his
wife when the tide took him
out to sea.

Unsuccessful efforts were
made to rescue the man.

According to international
reports, the American’s body
was discovered on Friday
morning following an “inten-
sive search.”

SEE page six





BACK-TO-SCHOOL ANTI-VIOLENCE INITIATIVE: The Royal Bahamas Police Force Victims Support Unit in partnership with the National

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

Drug Council and HIV/AIDS Secreteriat, handed out informational school books and supplies at the Mall at Marathon yesterday in an effort
to educate students on ways to reduce school violence.

MISS UNIVERSE

Govt urged to reveal pageant costs

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

CALLS were made last night for the
Government to disclose how much tax-
payers’ money was used to host the Miss
Universe pageant.

Opposition party members and the
Chamber of Commerce hit out at the
Government over the lack of disclosure.

Tourism Minister Vincent Vanderpool-
Wallace has said the televised portion of
the pageant represented a full return on
the money the Government invested into
the three-week -long event.

But tourism officials have yet to dis-
close how much tax-payer money was
used to secure the right to host the pres-
tigious event, although $4 million was re-
allocated for it in the Ministry of Touris-
m's mid-year budget.

Chamber of Commerce president
Khaalis Rolle said it is the government's
obligation to justify every dollar it spent.

He said: "I think the Government has
to give an account.

“They invested on behalf of the
Bahamian people so I think it’s only



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lash out over lack of disclosure

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KHAALIS
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proper to provide an account. I don't see
any legitimate reason why not. It is just
the proper thing to do.

“Tt was a good initiative and we got a



lot of visibility from it, so why would we
not want to discuss what the investment
was?"

Mr Rolle called on the Government
to release an investment analysis on the
event to measure the local economic and
tourism benefit from the pageant.

"I know many of our members com-
plained that they weren't benefiting from
it but I think that's one of the issue peo-
ple will have - they wanted to know exact-
ly who benefited and how widespread
the economic benefit was," said Mr Rolle.

Opposition Senator Jerome Fitzgerald
also criticised the Government for not
having the pageant expenditure readily
available.

"We need to monitor the amount spent
and say whether or not that had an
impact on actual tourist arrivals.

SEE page six



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Bahamas-
registered vessel
seized carrying
North Korean
arms to Iran

By PAUL G
TURNQUEST

Tribune

Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

A BAHAMAS regis-
tered vessel was seized
by the United Arab Emi-
rates carrying a shipment
of North Korean arms to
Iran, diplomats in Wash-
ington confirmed yester-
day.

Labelled as “machine
parts” officials reported
that the 18-year-old car-
go vessel, ANL Aus-
tralia, had onboard vari-
ous forms of basic
weaponry, including
rocket-propelled
grenades destined for the
Middle East state.

Having officially been
seized some “weeks
ago”, the United Arab

SEE page six



Turtle fears
over harbour
dredging

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

REPORTS of baby turtles
seen crossing West Bay Street
near Saunders Beach have
some questioning if the ongo-
ing dredging of Nassau Har-
bour is disturbing the mam-
mals from their habitat.

The worries come a day
after government announced
its impending ban on all har-
vesting, possession, purchase
and sale of sea turtles.

Several baby turtles were
reportedly seen crossing the
street near Saunders Beach
at around 1 am Monday much
to the surprise of motorists.

But a representative from
the Bahamas Reef Environ-
ment Educational Foundation

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Police are searching for
27-year-old Lavardo
Daniel Simmons, alias
Buzzard, for questioning
in connection with a mur-
der on January 7. He is
considered armed and
dangerous. He is 5ft 10
and of slim build. Anyone
with information should
contact Police Emer-
gency, 919-911 or Crime
Stoppers on 328-8477.





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SHAKESPEARE in Paradise will soon be making its
way to the stage.

Organisers of the event are hoping it will become an
annual international theatre festival that will showcase the
Bahamas to the world.

Based on similar festivals such as Scotland’s Edinburgh
Festival Fringe and this region’s Caribbean Festival of
Arts (CARIFESTA), Shakespeare in Paradise will take

’ place in Nassau October 5 through 12.

Performances will be held at various local venues includ-
ing the College of the Bahamas, the National Art Gallery
of the Bahamas, The Hub, Graycliff and the Marley
Resort.

Positive

Although the festival is about two months away, it has
already received positive feedback from members of the
Bahamian cultural scene.

Organisers say the week-long event is the perfect oppor-
tunity to help boost the Bahamian cultural scene as well
as the country’s economy.

They add that it will not only increase appreciation
and awareness of local and international theatre, but also
generate school visits, workshops; readings, seminars,
student matinees, and other activities. The festival will fea-
ture three Bahamian productions and three internation-
al productions — from the United States, Cayman and
Guyana — which have all received critical acclaim.

Shakespeare’s The Tempest will be the festival’s signa-
ture work. It has been adapted for a Bahamian audience
by students of the College of the Bahamas under the
guidance of Nicolette Bethel, and will be co-directed by
Trinidadian native Patti-Anne Ali —- known for her role of
“Soomintra” in The Mystic Masseur, a Merchant-Ivory
Film — and Bahamian stage actor and acting coach Craig
‘Pinder, who has had major roles in such West End pro-
ductions as Les Miserables and Mamma Mia. |

Kim Brockington, known for her TV roles in Guiding
Light and the West Wing, will perform her one-woman
show Zora, about the African-American folklorist ‘Zora
Neale Hurston.

Other productions will include One White.One Black
from Cayman; selected performances by Ken Corsbie, a
Guyanese-American performer and storyteller; and Track
‘ Road Theatre’s Love in Two Acts and Light.

The Shakespeare in Paradise team said it welcomes
the public to attend the events — especially students who
are passionate about pursuing theatre as.a career.

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Governor-General’s Youth Award
Crooked Island adventure

EXPERIENCING life on a
small Bahamian Family Island
turned out to be a rewarding
experience for 121 Governor-
General’s Youth Award par-
ticipants and adult volunteers.

After being on the high seas
for 24 hours, the first sight of
the Bird Cay lighthouse was
met with enthusiasm by the
group, especially by those from
Jamaica and Bermuda.

Before the main event, par-
ticipants and new leaders
attended training courses in the
adventurous journey section as
well as performed duties at the
base camp, which was located
at the Crooked Island High
School. New volunteers, the
majority of whom were Gold
Award Holders, acted as super-
visors and assessors during the
expedition.

The adventurous journey
took the format of an expedi-
tion on foot which encom-
passed Crooked Island’ south-
eastern coastline and Acklins.
Campsites were located at
Winding Bay, Thompson’s
Creek and Lovely Bay, Ack-

lins. Participants and leaders.

were able to view the McKay’s
and Thompson caves; flamin-
gos at Thompson’s Creek and
Davis Point Pond; the old signal
light overlooking Major’s Cay;
the old cotton plantation at the
Cove; monuments of Lovely
Bay and Chester’s settlement
on Acklins.

The Gold groups trekked 55
miles over five days and four
nights along the coast from
Fairfield Settlement to the
Cove Dock and journeyed back
to the Crooked Island High
School.

The Silver participants’ expe-
dition lasted four days and
three nights, hiking from Bullet
Hill to.the Cove and then back
to Colonel Hill and the Bronze
Pebbles had three days and two
nights to cover 22 miles from
Colonel Hill to Thompson’s
Creek and back to Crooked
Island High School.

Taking part for the third year
were award members from
Bermuda and Jamaica.

Other events included the
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clear message to criminals

But death penalty alone will not cut high crime, says Simeon Hall

In brief

Man quizzed
over shotgun
discovery



A 36-year-old man is
being questioned by police
following the discovery of
a shotgun in Fox Hill.

Officers of the Fox Hill

-Police Station were acting
on a tip around 6pm on
Thursday when they saw a
man fitting a given descrip-
tion with a box on Bernard
Road, near Fox Hill Road.

The police officers
stopped the man and
searched the box that he
had in his possession. They
found a 12-gauge shotgun
inside.

The suspect, a Moore
Avenue resident, is now in -
police custody.

Investigations are ongo-
ing.

THE hanging of convicted murder-
ers alone will not reduce the coun-
try’s high crime levels, but it may be
the only way to send a “clear mes-
sage” to the criminal-minded, said the
chairman of the National Advisory
Crime Council yesterday.

Bishop Simeon Hall made this com-
ment as he commended Minister of
National Security Tommy Turnquest
for stating that the government is com-
mitted to carrying out the confirmed
death sentences of five convicted mur-
derers.

Speaking at Police Headquarters
on Thursday afternoon, Mr Turnquest
revealed that there are 17 people on
death row at the prison.

Of those, five — as a result of thee
Privy Council’s ruling which said the
death penalty could not be automatic

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PEOPLE walk along
Johnnie Mercers Fish-
ing Pier during a red-
flag day at Wrightsville
Beach, N.C. Friday, Aug.
28, 2009, The red-flag
day was a result of the
dan
conditions due to Trop-
local Storm Danny,
Although Danny seems
to have spared the
Bahamas, attention has

for murderers — have been re-sen-
tenced to death in separate sentencing
hearings.

Twelve are still going through the
re-sentencing process.

Reiterating that he supports capi-
tal punishment, Mr Turnquest said
that the “law will take its course” with
respect to the five individuals whose
death sentences have been recon-
firmed.

Progress

Yesterday, Bishop Hall said he felt
the statement represented “some
progress.”

While admitting that he “personal-
ly has some reservations about hang-
ing,” the head of the New Covenant
Baptist Church said it “may be the





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only thing that will send a clear mes-
sage to the criminally minded in our
community that we will take a zero
tolerance approach to crime.”

During Thursday’s press conference
Mr Turnquest said that there has been
a 19 per cent inerease in serious crimes
this year compared with the same peri-
od last year — including a 25 per eent
rise in murder.

The minister said that police have

started to implement new strategies.

to bring.to justice prolific criminals
who are plaguing society.
Bishop Hall said that there must be

‘a “national vision” and cooperation

on reducing crime in conjunction with
hangings if crime statistics overall ‘are
to be reduced.

“You need that to deal with all myr-
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crime. Hanging alone will not solve
the crime problem, but it will send a
clear message to the criminal minded
and in the absence of anything else
we need to show the criminal minded
that we can’t take anymore,” he said.

Mr Turnquest declined to comment
on whether or not the five people who
are now condemned to death have
had their death warrants read to them
as yet.

Such a reading must be carried out
before a convicted person goes to the
gallows. ;

There has been no state hanging in
the Bahamas since David Mitchell in
January 2000. The hanging of two con-
victed murderers in 1998 came despite
international opposition and concern
about the use of the death penalty in
the Caribbean.







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sland are making emergency preparations for Tropical Storm
Janny, even though it's expected to weakened considerably before
reaching the waters off the New England coast this weekend,

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chance of becoming the season's fifth named
storm, The broad area of low pressure
located about 900 miles west-southwest of
the southernmost Cape Verde islands con-
lines to produce disorganised rain showers
and thunderstorms, the NHC said, ;
_ Conditions at this time appear favourable
for slow development of the system as it
moves generally westward at around [S5mph.

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TROPICAL Storm Danny may have
spared the ‘Bahanias, but there is already
another wave on the way which may turn
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the manager” at the plant asa
result-of the delay in fixing the
problem,
_ Nelson Gaitor, owner of
Gaitors Variety Store, said
he had loat hundreds of dol-
lara worth of ice-cream and
meal as a result ef the out-
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his cash pee and drinks
cooler fixed,





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responsibility for Public Util-
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the delay down to BEC hay-
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States to. pick up the neces:
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Kennedy a man on a mission:

AUSTIN, Texas — A nation and one of
its most famous families today buries the
third-longest-serving senator in U.S. history.
With him, we hope we are not burying what
has become a ‘quaint notion of a political
system gone’by.

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was as parti-
san as they come, as were his two brothers
who died before him, as was and is his fam-
ily. Kennedy was passionate, at times near —
if not over — the top with his soaring, par-
tisan rhetoric.

Kennedy was a liberal Democrat, with-
out apology. And that, along with self-inflict-
ed travails, made him a lightning rod for the
opposition.

Texas Republicans long have been able to
rally their troops by attacking Kennedy or
linking another Democrat to him. At times,
the mere mention of Massnenusens did the
trick.

But here’s what other long-serving sena-
tors of various political stripes came to know

- about Kennedy. Yes, his stump speeches
and style could be hyper-partisan. Yes, come
election time he could sound like another
central-casting Democrat.

But off stage, where things actually get
done, Kennedy was a man on a mission — in
fact, missions — and he knew that coopera-
tion usually trumps confrontation as a way to
make progress.

We hope we are wrong, but we fear
‘Kennedy is among the last of that breed.
More.and more, today’s officeholders don’t
know how to leave the hyperpartisanship
‘on the soapbox and get back to working
together for progress when the negotiating

_ begins.

Today, too often, the other sides’ ideas
are wrong because they are the other sides’
ideas.

Those who knew Kennedy ‘best said he
never operated that way.

“He loved the combat. The day-in and
day-out combat,” said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-
Utah, longtime Kennedy friend and occa-
sional Kennedy ally. “When you got into a
combat with him, it was a knock-down, drag-
out battle. And when it was over, he would
be coming to you and throwing his arms

around you and say, "Did I do all right?’ or

'’How did you like that?’ I’d always get a
big kick out of it.”

“We fought each other pretty hard, but we
also came together in many, many ways over

a lot of landmark legislation that today is |

helping people all over the country,” said
Hatch, who, in many, many ways, could not
be more different than Kennedy.

We fear that kind of Kennedy-Hatch,

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coming together doesn’t much happen any
more. The current debate over health care
typifies that. Nobody is much for the status
quo, but overheated, misleading and coun-
terproductive rhetoric from both sides helps
fuel the status quo.

- Even the most partisan of partisans — in
this case Karl Rove — praised Kennedy as a
man “willing to sit down and deal with you.”

“T had a great deal of respect for him after
I saw how hard he applied himself, particu-
larly in comparison to a lot of people around
him,” Rove told Fox News.

That.said, a day after Kennedy’s death,

Rove was highly ¢ Criticatof Kennedy’s efforts
against GOP Supreme Court nominees. ~|

Rove said Kennedy’s rhetoric had been
“beneath the dignity of a United States sen-
ator and beneath the dignity of a Kennedy,
and yet he said them.”

“He was a very complex person. I had:

enormous respect for him, but I didn’t agree
with him all the time,” Rove said. “But I
did have a healthy respect for his abilities
and his commitment.”

Another partisan Republican has told of
successful cooperation with Kennedy, only to
see it fail in the face of Kennedy’s more par-
tisan associates. :

In his book “All the Best,” former Presi-
dent George H.W. Bush included a 1991
note he wrote to a speechwriter about work-
ing with Kennedy on a civil rights measure.

Kennedy, Bush noted, was interested in: >

results. Others had other goals.

“The. Beltway groups and their spokes-
men want to-foree-me.to either accept a
quota bill or to veto their bill. The fact is we
have tried to compromise but not to accept
quotas. At one point last year Senator

» Kennedy agreed to language that could have

brought us all together. He went back to
the groups and they said no. ey want a
political win.’

Kennedy, a wealthy, privileged, powerful
man who championed the causes of the poor,
underprivileged and powerless, knew there
were victories — and compromises — worth
more than political wins.

-We need more like him, regardless of par-

_ ty or ideology. “When I came to the Senate,”

Hatch told CBS this week, “I came to fight

Ted Kennedy. And we've had fights all these °

years, but we’ve always been able to resolve
them in the end. And he was open to resolv-
ing and for good resolutions. That’s what
made him a great senator.”

(Editorial filed by Cox ewsparers -
c.2009).



I believe on merit
Michael Barnett
will do us proud

EDITOR, The Tribune.

First of all Mr Michael Bar- .
_ nett should be congratulated
for having risen to the top of |

the heap in our judicial sys-
tem. He is eminently quali-
fied and has performed above
the level of most with integri-
ty and will undoubtedly be a
superb Chief Justice, which
leads me to say, even Jesus
Christ was unsuccessful in

pleasing everyone. They cru- .

cified him, even after he sac-
rificed all for us.

I firmly believe that on
merit Mr Barnett,will do us
proud and there i is no doubt
that judging from his track
record he is wise enough and
overqualified to discharge his
duty without fear or favour.

Narrow-minded persons
and those who harbour nega-
tive thoughts because of their
own shortcomings, have tried
to equate Mr Barnett’s char-
acter with their own, thus the
conclusion of impropriety on
the appointment.

The question being raised
about Mr Barnett’s appoint-

ment is just.a case of sour.

milk. The fact of the matter is
all judges have some political
affiliation regardless of
whether they are front line or
behind the scenes. In a small
society, it will be impossible to
find a judge who would not
be subject to question, one
way or the other.’

The only thing that caught

my attention is that only one
law firm — Graham Thomp-
son and Co — has produced

the last two appointments as

judges. Either they have the
best stable of lawyers or there
is something special with this
particular firm. There is a per-
ception out there that unless
you are associated with the

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big law firms, your goose is
cooked.

As it relates to the com-
ment made by the PLP, if our
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
were appointed, there would
have been objections, In fact
anything the FNM govern-
ment does they will oppose,
just for opposing sake.

‘The PLP are underestimat-
ing the Bahamian people,
they are not as stupid as the
PLP think they are. Sensible
Bahamians are disgusted how
everything is done in the PLP
these days; there is an unnec-
essary wallowing in vomit by
the PLP. This game plan is

_ embarrassing and will be

counterproductive. It will bear
sour fruit. If the PLP were
wise, they would shut up,
because they are against the

other 40 per cent of the coun- -

try that they intend to attract
later.

Iam flabbergasted that the
Bar Council objected. First of
all I personally believe that
the Bar Council has too many
problems of its own to be crit-
icising anyone. The council
has not found a way to weed
out corruption that has exist-
ed for donkey years within
the Bar so, it is my personal
opinion, that no one in their
right mind should take them
seriously. .

Members of the public have
complained to the council
about unscrupulous lawyers
who take their monies and
never show up to court. The

Bar council must have hun-

dreds of complaints of lawyers
who have misappropriated

clients’ monies. As far as ‘I
know nothing has'been done
as far as disciplining lawyers,
who transgressed. ,

There have been any num,,
ber of complains, it is alleged, ;
that deals may have been
struck where the guilty,
walked and the innocent had;

- to pay, because of the alleged

wheeling and dealing by some
lawyers. '

Very recently there were
serious allegations of one law
partner threatening another!!
partner or ex-partner for®
allegedly misappropriating a4
large sum of the firm’s ae ng!
The Bar council has no
cracked their teeth yet. N
one takes the Bar ene
seriously.

Since all of the complaints
and little or no response, it,
appears to most of us that the, i
council is there to protect,,
lawyers and to confuse sim;
ple issues, that would prevent,
justice from really taking itsy {
course.

The newly elected Mrs.

-Bowe-Darville, however well;

intention, will not gain our
respect or confidence until
and unless she proves by her
performance that she is will-
ing to weed out the miscre-_
ants.

So, it is my opinion that tha!
Bar Council is really unquali-*
fied to comment on Mr Bar-.;

‘nett’s ascension to the office’

of Chief Justice because if. the;,
truth be told, there is much
dirt in the association to be:
cleaned, and if Mrs Bowe-,,
Darville concentrates on thé)
task at hand, she will have lits;
tle time to waste on what is!;
now a done deal.

OZIOUS, the Chosen One
Nassau,
August, ‘20097 a

Marital rape: who is really

‘EDITOR, The Tribune.

The headline of the
August 19th edition of The

_ Tribune answered a ques-

tion that a great many
thoughtful Bahamians must
have raised regarding the
controversy surrounding
marital rape. If we are to
presume, and it is none too
small a presumption, that in
a democracy the govern-
ment advances the concerns,
wishes, desires, etc, of the
population it has been
allowed to govern, we
should all ask which con-

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stituency is the government
responding to in advancing
the proposed amendments
to the Sexual Offences Act?

To think. about the ques-

tion let us suppose that just -

before the proposed amend-
ment to the Act, a poll had
been taken asking Bahami-
ans to list the issues they felt
were most important for the
government to address.
Where do you suppose that
the amendment of the Sex-
ual Offences Act would
have ranked? Would it have
ranked at all? Would any-
one have mentioned it? An
astute Bahamian would
have remembered that just
recently this government
amended the Act to, among
other things, punish under-
age sex and public sex. Had
marital rape been such a
pressing issue, why was it
not addressed during that
first round of amendments?

An honest answer to that
question leads us back to the
first question but with one
crucial addition. If Bahami-
ans were not pushing for this

_ legislation, then who is? The

clear and unequivocal
response can only be that
the government is currying
favour with the powerful
non-governmental organi-
sation (NGO) constituency,
Amnesty International and
its friends — which appar-
ently is second only in its
influence, with this govern-
ment, to the rump of the for-
mer Bay Street Boys.

To be fair, perhaps the
amendments to the current
law will be a good thing, per-
haps, there are some
Bahamian wives who have
not been served by the cur-

pushing for this legislation?

rent laws and need protec-
tion from their predatory
husbands. But to paraphrase
attorney Maurice Glinton,
shouldn’t we take ourselves
and our institutions a bit
more seriously than to allow
NGO’s based in London or
New York to use our Par-
liament to advance their
agenda? When will we have
the confidence to defend.
Bahamian institutions and
ideals regardless of any
offence that others might
take? This is particularly
true now that Parliament
has proven powerless to stop
the advance of an agenda,
in respect of Arawak Cay,
that many Bahamians do
not support?

The more cynical of us}
can’t help but suspect that:
this issue has been ginned
up to push much more dubi-
ous and controversial issues.
like unemployment or thé*
new port at Arawak Cay_
from the public mind. A
governmental sleight-of
hand, so to speak, to ensure
that Bahamians are talking
about anything other than
the port, which the govern-
ment is in such an indecent
rush to conclude, or ram-
pant joblessness.

However, cynicism aside,
our political class will
remain in disrepute until the
issues debated and deter-
mined in Parliament are dri-
ven by the concerns of the
people here in The Bahamas
rather than foreign machi-
nations or personal eco-
nomic gain.

D A BRYAN
Nassau,
August, 2009.

My passport office solution

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Re: My possible solution to the passport problem.

Tribune Letters, July 31, 2

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Crime reduction strategy to target

prolific offenders and ‘hot spots’




"I vex because I ain' had hardly

any water to bathe my skin all week!
I ain' know if the barge break down
again or if people in Water and Sew-
erage all gone on vacation but even
though I paying my bill I can barely
get a trickle to brush my teeth out of
my faucet.

"To make matters worse, I pass
ohne woman at the government -
pump the other day with a full blast
of water going into her bucket. So I
might as well stop paying fa water
and go pump into one five gallon
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need to get their act together."

- Vex in Monastery Park.

."I vex at all these people who waste their money buying
their driver's license instead of investing in their education
because there are too many dumb people on the roads who
putting safe drivers at risk. For example, I was in the roundabout
the other day, I entered it, had the right away and this silly girl
cut me off , nearly mash my car and had the nerve to look at me
like I do her something."

*. Mad Motorist.

-"I vex at people, dey know who dey are, who travel abroad to
represent our country, wear our colours and let their bad behav-
iour get them in trouble with foreign police. What dey doing out
clubbing anyway? No wonder winning results weren't as good
as expected! I don't know who is responsible for a ‘code of
conduct' for athletes, and anyone travelling to represent the
Bahamas, some ministry or organisation, but I suggest they
get one if they don't have it.

-"T expect at least a public apology printed in all Bahamian
newspapers and heard on radio stations. Some sort of commu-
nity service would be a good idea too. Dis. slackness must stop!"

- Vex at People Who Act Before Thinking.

"Lis vex and amazed at the ignorance that is spewed from the
mouths of some of our Bahamian men and women. They 'round
here acting like men don't rape, beat, abuse, denigrate and
shame their wives and vice versa. If you and your spouse in a
good marriage then you ain' have to worry 'bout him or her
charging you with rape - why you want to deny those pour
souls who are living in abusive relationships every day the same
rights single people have to press rape charges.

â„¢ And for all those people quoting Ephesians, claiming God
said a woman must submit to her husband, they need to keep
reading and see it also says a man should love his wife like
Christ loves the church - and ain' nowhere in the Bible did
rape the church. They need to stop using the Bible to promote:
their narrow-minded beliefs."

- Empowered Woman.

“Are you vex? Send your complaints to whyyouvex@tribune-
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The strategy will target
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criminal “hot spots” and will
eventually be expanded to
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police say.

Minister of National Secu-
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the strategy is part of his
ministry’s effort to ensure
that “no effort is spared” to

. getting hardened criminals

off the streets “and brought
to justice,”

“Let me assure the
Bahamian people that every
effort and resource are being
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“Let me say that the police -

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will be targeted,” Mr Turn- -

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them and bring them to jus- '

tice.”

Crime is at “an unaccept-
able level,” the minister said,
particularly the violence with
which young men respond
to disagreements and mis-
understandings. ~

Statistics for the first seven
months of 2009 show an

increase in the number of ©

murders; armed robberies

and robberies over the same

period last year.

“These are the areas that
the Royal Bahamas Police
Force has prioritised in the
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has launched, particularly on
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police will provide leader-
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cannot be our only solution.
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them and
bring them to
g, justice.”

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MISS PHILIPPINES Bianca Manalo, right, performs with other contestants during the Miss Universe beau
ty pageant in Nassau, Bahamas, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009.

Government urged to
reveal pageant costs

FROM page one

“We spent a lot of money on the pageant
and it showcased the country, but how much
money did we spend on it and was it worth it at
the end of the day?" he said.

He added that the public needs to know
who really benefited fromthe investment,
whether it be Kerzner International, the NBC
network, pageant organisers or the Bahamian
people.

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Tourism officials credit the pageant - which
aired last Sunday on NBC live from the
Atlantis resort on Paradise Island - for bring-
ing unprecedented exposure to country.

According to international reports, six mil-
lion viewers from the United States watched

- the show while local tourism insiders estimate

that nearly one billion people worldwide tuned
in.

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Vanderpool-Wallace were not returned up to

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The Norwegian Sky’s four-
day Bahamas cruise left Mia-
mi on August 24th and
returned to Miami yesterday.

brief statement yesterday
regarding the matter.

“We are saddened by this
tragic accident. Our thoughts
and prayers are with the fam-
ily and friends of the guest
during this difficult time.”

Neither the police, nor the
cruiseline released the name
of the man.

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Speaking of the impact .of Miss Universe for
the resort and The Bahamas, Mr Fields
explained that Kerzner International believes
hosting Miss Universe “opened the door for
future events of this scale” taking place at the
resort and has allowed Atlantis.to “prove to
the world and ourselves that we can do any-
thing notwithstanding our infrastructural lim-
itations.”

Revealing that Kerzner International bore
the entire cost of the preliminary Miss Uni-
verse competitions and the final pageant on
Sunday night, Mr Fields said that ticket sales —
about 98 per cent were sold on for the pageant
itself — did not cover that cost but “the long
term benefit will far outweigh any losses
incurred.”

He said that while the company does not
expect to see an uptick in pork right away

as a-result of the exposure the resort received ~
during the event, “the benefit will become evi-
dent in the 12 to 18 months following the last

. quarter of this year, which will coincide with
travel plans for those periods.”

In terms of viewership, the pageant telecast
ranked number one among the broadcast net-
works and among women aged 18 to 54 years,
according to Mr Fields.

For its concluding hour from 10pm to 11pm,
Miss Universe ranked number one in all key .
ratings categories — adults, men and women
aged 18 to 34 and 25 to 54 as well as total
viewers.

“Total viewership in the U.S. was around 7.1
million.

“Tt is estimated that worldwide over one
billion people would have viewed the broad-
cast,” he added.

Extra staff were brought on ‘at the resort
“for the greater part of ‘August” to ensure that
expected service levels were met.

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Bahamas-registered vessel seized
carrying North Korean arms to Iran

FROM page one

Emirates (UAE) has already
reported the matter to the
UN Security Council’s sanc-
tions committee which will be
responsible for implementing
sanctions against North
Korea.

This move by Iran and
North Korea places both
countries in direct violation
of UN resolution 1974 which
was recently adopted by
North Korea after it success-
fully conducted its second
nuclear test in May of this
year. This resolution essen-

Turtle fears

FROM page one

(BREEF), which has sup-
ported the ban on turtle har-
vesting is sceptical about the
reports.

"There were turtles going
from Saunders Beach cross-
ing to (the nearby) Shell gas
station and people were
rolling over them because
they didn't know what they
were until a passerby stopped
and helped them cross the
road," said Senator Jerome
Fitzgerald, founder of the
‘Committee to Protect and
Preserve The Bahamas For
Future Generations.

Mr Fitzgerald said he did
not see the turtles crossing,
but was contacted by con-
cerned citizens about the inci-
dent earlier this week.

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tially extends an already exist-
ing ban on the transfer of
heavy weapons, nuclear and
missile-related technology by
North Korea to a ban on all
arms exports by that country.

According to the Financial

- Times, the yessel is still being

held in the UAE.

North Korea has recently
captured the attention of the
international media after it
released two American jour-
nalists who had been captured
in that country to former
President Bill Clinton. In
what was described as a
“humanitarian trip”, the for-
mer president met with the

reclusive leader of North
Korea Kim Jong Il who had
pardoned the women from
their sentence of hard labour
after they were accused of
entering the country illegal-
ly.

The Bahamas is currently
the third largest ship registry
in the world with more than
1700 vessels and transporting
more than 52 million gross
tons of products annually.
Currently the registry has
offices or representation in
Nassau, New York, London,
Greece, Japan and Germany,
with plans to open other
offices in Europe and Asia.

over harbour dredging

very vocal in his concern for
the possible environmental
impact of the dredging of
Nassau Harbour, said he was

told the turtles may have been |

feeding on sea grass west of
Arawak Cay.

"I was extremely concerned
because it just shows that the
ecological balance in that area
has been disturbed because
no one has ever witnessed this
before — it goes to show that
we have a complete environ-
mental -disregard on our
hands with the digging of
Arawak Cay and the chop-
ping down of the casuarina
trees," he said.

Casuarina . McKinney,
BREEFF's executive director,
does not readily believe the
reports.

"I'm quite sceptical.— I
know that casuarina trees are
quite damaging to turtle nest-

Preaching ~ 11am & 7:30pm
Radio Bible Hour:

Sunday 6pm - ZNS 2

Wed. Prayer & Praise 7:30pm

ing beaches. Just in géneral
turtle nests are primarily in
more pristine beach habitats
that native vegetation on the
beach dune that's more con-
ducive to turtle nesting.

"Which is why it's impor-
tant to have a buffer along
the beaches to protect marine
environment from land," she
said.

Government began chop-
ping down dozens of Casuar-
ina trees which lined Saun-
der's Beach. It is claimed that
the trees are an invasive
species which prevents native

“vegetation from growing
beneath them but campaign-

ers against the move claim
there is no logical reason to
support the removal.
The sea turtle ban conies into
effect on September 1, after a
decade of agitation from
members of the public.

FUNDAMENTAL
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2009, PAGE 7



LOCAL NEWS

BNT praises
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THE Bahamas National
Trust (BNT) yesterday con-
gratulated the government
for enacting legislation that
will protect the endangered
sea turtles in the Bahamas.

The Ministry of Agricul-
ture and Marine Resources
on Thursday announced that
as of September 1, all har-
vesting, possession, purchase
and sale of sea turtles will
be prohibited.

The BNT said in a state-
ment: “Marine sea turtles
are a regional resource and
the Bahamas has now joined
our neighbours in protect-
ing this very important
marine resource which hov-
ers on the brink of extinc-
tion.”



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The Trust complimented
the Department of Marine
Resources on the extensive
community outreach effort
that was done to confirm the
support of the majority of
Bahamians for the ban.

Recognition was also giv-
en to the Bahamas Sea Tur-
tle Conservation Group
(BSTCG) and the private
citizens who have been pas-
sionately agitating for the
legislation.

Prior to amending the
Fisheries Regulations to give
full protection to all marine
turtles found in Bahamian
waters, the Department of
Marine Resources received
hundreds of letters in sup-
port of the ban. The BSTCG





KAYLA

WHENEVER a visitor first enters the
Bahamas Humane Society's Kattery, the stun-
ning and regal Kyla inevitably prompts the
question: "Who is that beauty?”

This lovely young tuxedo female not only has
gorgeous and unique black and white mark-
ings, but also comes with the character to back

it up.

Bold, curious and strong-minded, with Kyla
adventure is always just around the corner.
Scaling bookshelves, peeking behind cupboard
doors and hunting unwanted four-legged
intruders will keep her busy at her new home
— of course, that is when she is not being pam-
pered and cuddled by her new family.

She is also extremely affectionate, gets along
great with children and has been sharing a
cage quite harmoniously with four to five other
feline mates. What else is there to ask for?
Please come in to the Humane Society, meet
her and discover for yourself what all the buzz

is about.

Along with Kyla, the Bahamas Humane Soci-
ety has over 30 adorable adult cats right now
in every colour. They are all desperately in
need of a home so please come in and adopt

one today.

in one of its initiatives to
bring about the new regula-
tions gathered over 5,000 sig-
natures of persons in favour
of the ban.

But the government want-
ed to reach out to those who
had not yet spoken up before
making its final decision on
the matter.

Consultation meetings
were held in Abaco,

Eleuthera, Grand Bahama
and Exuma with fishermen
and other people who wished
to comment on the ban.

The Ministry of Marine
Resources and the BSTCG
will now work together in
the development of an edu-
cational programme to help
people better understand the
new regulations concerning
sea turtles.

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2.37
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0.244
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0.249
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0.420
0.322
0.794
0.332
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6.25
0.63
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0.35

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6.25
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with the 11 tables where the contract
was six diamonds played by South.
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against the slam, after which nine
declarers went down one, while at
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tables where the slam was defeated.

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heart lead with the queen and took
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made, South also led the trump
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taken by the ace, and South cashed
the ten of spades, discarding a heart
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By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

THE regular season on the European cir-
cuit continued for several of the country’s
top track and field athletes with the fourth
in the series of IAAF Golden League
meets.

At the Weltklasse Zurich in Zurich,
Switzerland yesterday, a quartet of Bahami-
ans were in competition producing mixed
results.

Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie ran to a third
place finish in the 100m, against a nearly
identical field to the 100m final at the World
Championships where she finished sixth.

Ferguson-McKenzie’s time of 11.04s fin-
ished behind Carmelita Jeter of the United
States who won in 10.86s and Kerron Stew-
art of Jamaica who also finished in 11.04s.

Reigning Olympic and World Champi-
on, Shelly-Ann Fraser of Jamaica finished a
surprising fourth in 11.10s.

Chandra Sturrup also improved on her
World Championship performance with a
fourth place finish in 11.13s.

With the third place finish and 14 points
earned, Ferguson McKenzie rose to number
five in the IAAF World Athletics Tour
Standings with 62.

Sturrup fell to fourth in the standings,
with 72 points.

BAHAMA'S Chris
Brown reacts after
a Men's 400m first
round heat at the
World Athletics
Championships.



Stewart continues to lead with 100 points,
while Jeter is second with 78 and Fraser
rounds out the top three with 74 points.

In the triple jump, Leevan Sands finished
third with a leap of 17.10s.

Nelson Evora of Portugal continued his
winning form after a gold medal perfor-
mance at the World Championships with a
winning jump of 17.38m.

Arnie Girat of Cuba was second with a
jump of 17.31m.

With the 14 points earned for a third
place finish, Sands improved to second on
the World Athletics Tour standings with
53 points.

Girat continues to lead the standings with
60 points, while Evora continues to rise
quickly up the standings from ninth to fith
in just two meets with 38 points.

In the men’s 400m, Chris Brown was
unable to find redemption from his disap-
pointing fith place finish at the World
Championships.

Brown finished sixth in 45.37s, his worst
finish on the circuit for the season.

LaShawn Merrit continued his dominance
over Jeremy Wariner, claiming first place in
a time of 44.21s.

Wariner finished second in 44.62s while
Trinidad and Tobago’s Renny Quow fin-
ished third in 44.77s keeping the top three
finishers from last week’s World Champi-
onship final intact.

Heading into the meet, Brown was the
top ranked quarter miler on the tour stand-
ings with 63 points, however fell to second
with just eight points earned.

Wariner assumed the top spot with 72
points while Quow is third with 62 points
and Merrit fourth with 60 points.

Following Zurich, The Golden League
will have just one meet remaining, its finale
September 4th in Brussels, Belgium.

Four athletes remain in contention for
the IAAF's Golden League $1 Million jack-
pot including Stewart in the 100m, Sanya
Richards of the United States in the 400m,
and Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia in the Pole
Vault.

Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia is the lone
male athlete eligible in the 3000m/5000m.

Isinbayeva cemented her status as the
world's top pole vaulter following a sur-
prising loss at the World Championships
to rebound a set a new world record yes-
terday in Zurich with a jump of 5.06m

Athletes are required to win at all six
meets in the series to acquire at least a
share of athletics’ biggest yearly payday,
however if no athlete manages to claim six
event wins and the $1 Million, then any-
one with five victories will share half the
original prize, which is $500,000.

The final meet in the Golden League
Series will be the Memorial Van Damme,
scheduled for September 4th in Bruxelles,
Belgium.

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Young Bahamian
athletes travel
abroad to further
training

THE number of young
Bahamian footballers going
abroad to further their edu-
cation and play football
grows bigger with each suc-
ceeding year, but this year
has seen this group grow
younger as well.

More and more Bahami-
an families are looking into
opportunities to send their
young footballers abroad to
complete their secondary
education and further hone
their football skills, while
gaining an assimilation into
the US educational system.

Many of the country's

junior soccer players will be

overseas during the coming
school year, with some of
these returning to school
while others are going off
for the first time.

Justin Sealey (Bahamas
U-20, U-23 and Senior Inter-
national) will be entering his
senior year at St. Stephen's
Episcopal School in Austin,
Texas and has alreadsy
received scholarship offers
from colleges. Joining him
at St. Stephen's this year will
be Terry Delancy (Bahamas
U-17 and U-20 internation-
al) who will be going over-
seas for the first time.

Another duo will be head-
ing to Berkshire School in
Sheffield, Massachusetts.
Stefan Nembhard (Bahamas
U-17 international) and
Danny Lockhart (Bahamas
U-20 international) will both
be attending the school for
the first time, with Stefan
transferring from IMG in
Bradenton, FI.

Both will join the school
on a pre-season trip and
training camp in Germany
before getting into their fall
season in Massachusetts.
While Stefan will be leaving
IMG, other Bahamians will
be travelling to the school
to keep the quota up.

Ambry Moss and Nathan
Taylor (both Bahamas U-20
internationals) will be
returning, and this year will
be joined by Raymourn
Sturrup (Bahamas U-17
international) and Kevin
Sheehan (Bahamas U-17
international).

Goalkeeper Michael Bel-
lot (Bahamas U-20 interna-
tional) has already left home
for Darlington School in
Rome, Georgia and is
presently getting his feet wet
in the system.

Alex Iferenta (Bahamas
U-17 international) will be
going to St. Mark's School
in Southborough, Massa-
chusetts.

Female player Lauren
Brown (Bahamas U-16 Girls
international) will be return-
ing for her second year at
Asheville School in
Asheville, North Carolina.

Another female, Kellie
Simon has just completed
her stint at Tilton Prepara-
tory School in Connecticut
and will be attending North
Carolina Wesleyan College
on a soccer scholarship later
this month.

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TRIBUNE SPORTS



SPORTS



Soriano’s HR lifts Cubs
to 5-2 win over Mets

BASEBALL
CHICAGO
Associated Press

ALFONSO Soriano ended his
home-run drought with a three-run
shot in the eighth inning, making up
for several miscues in the outfield
during the Chicago Cubs’ 5-2 victo-
ry over the New York Mets on Fri-
day.

Milton Bradley, who like Soriano
has been booed by frustrated Cubs
fans, led off the inning with a double
to right, his third hit. He scored on
Aramis Ramirez’s single, tying the
game 2-all.

After reliever Brian Stokes walked
Jeff Baker, Soriano hit an 0-2 pitch
through a steady breeze and into the
front row of the bleachers in left-
center field. It was his first home run
since July 29.

The game was the opener of a
three-game series between two of

the most disappointing teams in
baseball. The Mets and Cubs have
the second- and third-highest pay-
rolls — with combined salaries of
about $285 million — but are both
out of contention.

Soriano’s 20th homer of the year
was a nice birthday present for 66-
year-old Cubs manager Lou Piniella,
whose team has won only seven of
21 games since Aug. 7. In those three
weeks, Chicago fell from a first-place
tie to nine behind NL Central-lead-
ing St. Louis entering Friday’s
games.

The Mets, who have lost six of
their last seven, took a 2-1 lead in the
eighth.

Angel Pagan hit a sinking liner to
left and the ball skipped past Sori-
ano, who had gotten a late jump, for
a double. After a sacrifice by Luis
Castillo and a walk to Daniel Mur-
phy, Cubs starter Ted Lilly was
relieved by Kevin Gregg (5-5). With
two outs, Fernando Tatis doubled

off Soriano’s glove to drive in Pagan.
Soriano quickly recovered and threw
to shortstop Ryan Theriot, whose
relay to catcher Geovany Soto got
Murphy at the plate.

Soriano also had dropped a shal-
low fly for an error in the fourth.

Stokes (1-3) had pitched 12 2-3
scoreless innings dating back to Aug.
3, but couldn’t protect the lead for
starter Pat Misch — a Chicago-area
native who remains winless in eight
career decisions.

Making his first start of the season,
Misch allowed six hits in a career-
high seven innings. Lilly gave up two
runs on six hits in 7 1-3 innings.

Carlos Marmol pitched a score-
less ninth for his sixth save.

In the first, Bradley doubled and
scored on Derrek Lee’s single. The
Mets tied it in the second, when Jeff
Francoeur doubled, Tatis singled
and Omir Santos blooped an RBI
single just off the tip of Bradley’s
glove in right field.



Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Photo

CHICAGO Cubs catcher Geovany Soto, left, tags out New York Mets’ Daniel
Murphy as he tried to score off a double by Fernando Tatis during the eighth
inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at Wrigley Field in Chicago.





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Isinbayeva sets
pole vault world
pecord; Bolt wins
TRACK AND FIELD

ZURICH
Associated Press



MAYBE failing to clear
height at the world cham-
pionships was the best train-
ing for Russian pole vaulter
Yelena Isinbayeva.

She bounced back from
losing her world title by set-
ting a world record of 16
feet, 7 1/4 inches in the
Weltklasse meet on Friday.

Usain Bolt, in his first
race since smashing world
records in the 100 and 200
meters, shook off Jamaican
teammate Asafa Powell to
win the 100 in 9.81 seconds.
He was well off his world
record of 9.58 set less than
two weeks ago at the world
championships in Berlin.

“T would say this was a
shaky race,” Bolt said.

Isinbayeva has broken
the world outdoor and
indoor marks 27 times. The
latest one came on her first
attempt at this Golden
League meet, improving on
her leap of 16-6 3/4 at Bei-
jing a year ago in winning
her second Olympic gold
medal. Isinbayeva lost her
title at the world champi-
onships when she failed to
clear a height.

“T was fresh; I was aim-
ing for the record,” Isin-
bayeva told the crowd at
Letzigrund Stadium.

Isinbayeva passed the
first five heights, then
cleared 15-5 1/2 on her first
attempt and did the same
at 15-9 1/4. That assured her
of victory over Poland’s
Anna Rogowska, who won
gold in Berlin but finished
second this time at 15-7 1/4.

“T was surprised it was so
easy,” Isinbayeva said. “I
feel great. It’s really unbe-
lievable just after such a
great defeat in Berlin, but
I’m happy that I was defeat-
ed. Otherwise, I wouldn’t
be so hungry for the world
record.”

Isinbayeva thanked her
coach, Vitaliy Petrov, for
good advice after Berlin.

“It was just a problem
with myself,” she said. “It
was necessary to repair my
brain to see the sport from
the other side because when
yow’re always on the top it’s
hard to analyze. It was very
useful for me to lose.”

Bolt, the world and
Olympic champion, trailed
Powell halfway into the race
then used his huge stride to
pull ahead and eased up in
the last couple of meters.
Powell finished in 9.88, fol-
lowed by two Americans,
Darvis Patton in 9.95 and
Michael Rodgers in 9.98.

Bolt did not crush his
rivals but still had enough
to win ahead of Powell, the
former world-record hold-
er

“My body was sitting at
the start,” Bolt said. “I was
a little bit tired through the
race. All things considered,
the time is not bad. I needed
to pick up my speed as my
body did not respond well
to the race.”

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Pique, center, holds the
UEFA Super Cup trophy
after defeating Shaktar
Donetsk, during the
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Barcelona heats
Shakhtar 1-0
in Super Cup

SOCCER
MONACO
Associated Press

BARCELONA substitute
Pedro Rodriguez scored the
only goal deep into extra time
to lead the European Cup
holder 1-0 over UEFA Cup
winner Shakhtar Donetsk in
the European Super Cup on
Friday.

Rodriguez pounced onto a
pass from Lionel Messi with
five minutes of extra time
remaining and prodded the
ball into the bottom corner to
finally break the Ukrainian
team's stubborn resistance at
Stade Louis II.

Barcelona last won the
Super Cup in 1997 and also in
1992, but lost in 2006 to
UEFA Cup winner Sevilla.

Coach Pep Guardiola guid-
ed Barca to the treble last sea-
son, adding the La Liga and
Copa del Rey domestic dou-
ble to victory in the Champi-
ons League.

Messi, Barca's star in the
Champions League final win
over Manchester United, set-
tled the result with a typical
piece of skill, rolling the ball
from his right foot to his left
and playing a reverse pass into
Rodriguez's path as he ran
round the back of a defender.

Tempers flared at the end
of regulation time when Mes-
si went on a mazy run into the
area and complained angrily
that he had been impeded just
as he was about to shoot.

Shakhtar didn't threaten
Barcelona's goal until extra
time when substitute Julius
Aghahowa ran through and
forced goalkeeper Victor
Valdes into a low save in the
97th minute. Barcelona
replacement Bojan Krkic's
angled shot was saved by goal-
keeper Andriy Pyatov a
minute later as the game final-
ly came to life.

Rodriguez, another product
of Barca's flourishing youth
team, saw his angled shot
cleared off the line by right
back Darijo Srna early in the
second period of extra time.

Barca started the match
brightly, with Thierry Henry's
turn and shot from 20 yards
(meters) just over.

But chances were few for
Barcelona in the first half
against Shakhtar's defense,
which denied Messi and Zla-
tan Ibrahimovic space.

A neat move between Mes-
si and Ibrahimovic in the 32nd
released the Sweden striker
down the left but his return
pass to Messi was intercepted.
A minute later, Messi
squeezed a shot in from the
left that Pyatov saved.

Shakhtar showed good
movement off the ball but
Mircea Lucescu's team failed
to take a shot at goal until the
84th.

Ibrahimovic and Yaya
Toure, Barcelona's most
physical players, gradually
started to make their pres-
ence felt in the second half.
But the understanding
between Ibrahimovic — who
joined Barca from Inter Milan
while Samuel Eto'o went the
opposite way — and his new
teammates was patchy.

In the 54th, Ibrahimovic
stood flapping his arms in
frustration after Dani Alves
failed to spot him down the
left.

Henry, isolated for much of
the match, also showed signs
of frustration, and totally
missed the ball with an
attempted bicycle kick after
71 minutes.

Guardiola switched Messi
to a deep-lying role midway
through the second half,
allowing him to burst forward
into space and run at the tir-
ing Shakhtar defenders with
his electric pace.



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LOCAL NEWS



Local readers
believe Miss
Dominican
Republic stole

the show

































LAST weekend, the judges
chose Miss Venezuela Stefa-
niaHernandez to be the new
Miss Universe, but our read-
ers disagreed.

Those who voted for their favourite beauty on
www.tribune242.com overwhelmingly chose Miss
Dominican Republic Ada Aimee de la Cruz, who
came in second in the official polls; her country's
strongest finish since 2003.

Miss de la Cruz garnered 42 per cent of the local
vote, followed by Miss Bahamas Kiara Sherman,
who received 17 per cent of the vote.

Coming in third was the newly crowned Miss
Universe, however with only 0.6 per cent of the
vote.

Miss Honduras, Miss Mexico, Miss Jamaica,
Miss France, Miss Puerto Rico, Miss Panama and

») Miss Great Britain also have a few fans among Tri-
. , bune readers.
F , "Swanson" said: "These ladies are so outstand-

) jing...
: particularly Miss Dominican Republic. It's like

/ she prepared herself well in advance and has come
i

— / tothe Bahamas with one purpose — to win! After
y you meet her, you can't help but fall in line. The
ii. f J — saying is true: Preparation plus opportunity = suc-
E: i 7 cess!!!!"

es if ‘ "Final Answer" said: "Miss Dominican Republic
' Ada de la Cruz is stunning. She's gonna take it!"

According to "Terry", "Miss Dominican Repub-
lic is a QUEEN".

"Alex" added: "Although I'm a little more par-
tial to Miss Dominican Republic because I feel
she's really awesome ... I'd like to see a European
girl win, like France.”

Kiara Sherman supporter Rick Pratt said: "No
doubt about it, Miss Bahamas! Why not? Our
Queen deserves the best spot this year, and of
course I'm very, very patriotic. Let's go Miss
Bahamas.”

Meanwhile, Frankie Thompson, an enthusiastic
supporter of Miss Honduras, believes she is "out-
standing in every way" and said he was "so happy
to see her last Sunday along with all the other con-
testants."

Miss Fernandez made history as the second Miss
Venezuela in a row to be crowned Miss Universe.

“T feel honoured to be representing my country
in this way,” said 18-year-old Stefania Fernandez,
“Tt’s very exciting that we brought the crown home
again to our country.”

The win marked the first time that an outgoing
queen, in this case Dayana Mendoza, crowned her
successor from the same country. It marked an
exciting end to the 58th Miss Universe pageant
held at the Atlantis, Paradise Island.

Venezuela, which won its sixth crown, now has

\ the second most title holders, one less than the
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Ada Aimee de la Cruz
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N N A A S S S S A A U U A A N N D D B B A A H H A A M M A A I I S S L L A A N N D D S S L L E E A A D D I I N N G G N N E E W W S S P P A A P P E E R R C M Y K C M Y K Volume: 105 No.230SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2009 PRICE – 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER SUNNY TO PARTLY CLOUDY HIGH 91F LOW 80F K erzner hoping to bring morebig e v ents to Atlantis Plan to capitalise on pageant success The Tribune ANY TIME...ANY PLACE, WE’RE #1 B AHAMASEDITION TRY OUR DOUBLE FILET-O-FISH www.tribune242.com By ALISON LOWE Tribune Staff Reporter alowe@tribunemedia.net ON the coat-tails of its success in hosting the Miss Uni verse pageant, Kerzner International is embarking on a campaign to position Atlantis and the Bahamas as an “entertainment and event mecca.” The company said it hopes to soon bring in more major events to the resort which will “create more of a cumulative impact on visitors deciding to come to The Bahamas” on top of the promotional draw that the recent pageant represented. “We have several big events in the pipeline and will announce them when appro priate,” said Ed Fields, Senior Vice President for communi cations for Atlantis. Bahamas ‘a mecca for entertainment’ BACK-TO-SCHOOL ANTI-VIOLENCE INITIATIVE: The Royal Bahamas Police Force Victims Support Unit in partnership with the National Drug Council and HIV/AIDS Secreteriat, handed out informational school books and supplies at the Mall at Marathon yesterday in an effort to educate students on ways to reduce school violence. T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f A LESSON IN CUTTING SCHOOL VIOLEN CE By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter tthompson@tribunemedia.net CALLS were made last night for the Government to disclose how much taxpayers’ money was used to host the Miss Universe pageant. Opposition party members and the Chamber of Commerce hit out at the Government over the lack of disclosure. Tourism Minister Vincent VanderpoolWallace has said the televised portion of the pageant represented a full return on the money the Government invested into the three-week -long event. But tourism officials have yet to dis close how much tax-payer money was used to secure the right to host the prestigious event, although $4 million was reallocated for it in the Ministry of Tourism's mid-year budget. Chamber of Commerce president Khaalis Rolle said it is the government's obligation to justify every dollar it spent. He said: "I think the Government has to give an account. “They invested on behalf of the Bahamian people so I think it's only proper to provide an account. I don't see any legitimate reason why not. It is just the proper thing to do. “It was a good initiative and we got a lot of visibility from it, so why would we not want to discuss what the investment was?" Mr Rolle called on the Government to release an investment analysis on the event to measure the local economic and tourism benefit from the pageant. "I know many of our members com plained that they weren't benefiting from it but I think that's one of the issue people will have they wanted to know exact ly who benefited and how widespread the economic benefit was," said Mr Rolle. Opposition Senator Jerome Fitzgerald also criticised the Government for not having the pageant expenditure readily available. "We need to monitor the amount spent and say whether or not that had an impact on actual tourist arrivals. Govt urged to reveal pageant costs SEE page six SEE page six Opposition, Chamber of Commerce lash out over lack of disclosure MISSUNIVERSE KHAALIS ROLLE VANDERPOOLWALLACE Bahamasregistered vessel seized carrying North Korean arms to Iran By PAUL G TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter p turnquest@tribunemedia.net A BAHAMAS registered vessel was seized by the United Arab Emi rates carrying a shipment of North Korean arms to Iran, diplomats in Wash ington confirmed yester day. Labelled as “machine parts” officials reported that the 18-year-old cargo vessel, ANL Australia, had onboard various forms of basic weaponry, including rocket-propelled grenades destined for the Middle East state. Having officially been seized some “weeks ago”, the United Arab Police are searching for 27-year-old Lavardo Daniel Simmons, alias Buzzard, for questioning in connection with a mur der on January 7. He is considered armed and dangerous. He is 5ft 10 and of slim build. Anyone with information should contact Police Emer gency, 919-911 or Crime Stoppers on 328-8477. MURDER SUSPECT By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter tthompson@tribunemedia.net REPORTS of baby turtles seen crossing West Bay Street near Saunders Beach have some questioning if the ongoing dredging of Nassau Harbour is disturbing the mammals from their habitat. The worries come a day after government announced its impending ban on all har vesting, possession, purchase and sale of sea turtles. Several baby turtles were reportedly seen crossing the street near Saunders Beach at around 1 am Monday much to the surprise of motorists. But a representative from the Bahamas Reef Environ ment Educational Foundation Turtle fears over harbour dredging SEE page six SEE page six AN AMERICAN man, believed to be in his mid-30’s died while vacationing in the Bahamas onboard the Norwegian Cruise Lines, police have confirmed. According to Assistant Superintendent Walter Evans, this Maryland resident was reportedly walking along the shoreline of an island in the Berry Island chain with his wife when the tide took him out to sea. Unsuccessful efforts were made to rescue the man. According to international reports, the American’s body was discovered on Friday morning following an “inten sive search.” US man dies in holiday tragedy SEE page six U NIVERSE U NIVERSE Miss Tribune REVEALED S ee page 12

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T HE Bahamas National Trust (BNT g ratulated the government f or enacting legislation that will protect the endangered s ea turtles in the Bahamas. T he Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources o n Thursday announced that as of September 1, all harv esting, possession, purchase a nd sale of sea turtles will be prohibited. T he BNT said in a statem ent: “Marine sea turtles are a regional resource and the Bahamas has now joinedo ur neighbours in protecting this very important m arine resource which hove rs on the brink of extinction.” T he Trust complimented the Department of Marine R esources on the extensive c ommunity outreach effort that was done to confirm the s upport of the majority of B ahamians for the ban. Recognition was also give n to the Bahamas Sea Turtle Conservation Group ( BSTCG) and the private c itizens who have been passionately agitating for the l egislation. P rior to amending the Fisheries Regulations to give full protection to all marinet urtles found in Bahamian waters, the Department of M arine Resources received h undreds of letters in support of the ban. The BSTCG i n one of its initiatives to bring about the new regulat ions gathered over 5,000 sign atures of persons in favour of the ban. B ut the government wante d to reach out to those who had not yet spoken up before m aking its final decision on the matter. C onsultation meetings w ere held in Abaco, E leuthera, Grand Bahama and Exuma with fishermen a nd other people who wished t ocomment on the ban. The Ministry of Marine R esources and the BSTCG w ill now work together in the development of an educ ational programme to help people better understand the n ew regulations concerning s ea turtles. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2009, PAGE 7 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 5 2wk-Hi52wk-LowSecurit y P revious CloseToday's CloseChangeDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1.811.25Abaco Markets1.251.260.0129,5800.1270.0009.90.00% 11.8010.00Bahamas Property Fund11.0011.000.000.9920.20011.11.82% 9.306.25Bank of Bahamas6.256.250.000.2440.26025.64.16% 0.890.63Benchmark0.630.630.00-0.8770.000N/M0.00% 3.493.15Bahamas Waste3.153.150.000.0780.09040.42.86% 2.372.14Fidelity Bank2.372.370.000.0550.04043.11.69% 14.2010.18Cable Bahamas11.3511.350.001.4060.2508.12.20% 2.882.74Colina Holdings2.742.740.004080.2490.04011.01.46% 7.505.50Commonwealth Bank (S1)6.006.000.000.4190.30014.35.00% 3.851.27Consolidated Water BDRs3.803.820.020.1110.05234.41.36% 2.851.32Doctor's Hospital2.012.030.025,2500.3820.0805.33.94% 8.206.60Famguard6.606.600.000.4200.24015.73.64% 12.5010.00Finco10.6310.630.000.3220.52033.04.89% 11.7110.30FirstCaribbean Bank10.3010.300.000.7940.35013.03.40% 5.534.95Focol (S)5.125.120.000.3320.15015.42.93% 1.001.00Focol Class B Preference1.001.000.000.0000.000N/M0.00% 0.450.30Freeport Concrete0.300.300.000.0350.0008.60.00% 9.025.49ICD Utilities5.505.500.000.4070.50013.59.09% 12.0010.09J. 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January 1, 1994 = 100 (S) 4-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 8/8/2007 (S1) 3-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 7/11/2007TO TRADE CALL: COLINA 242-502-7010 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 | FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 | COLONIAL 242-502-752531-Jul-09 30-Jun-09 31-Dec-07 31-Jul-09 31-Jul-09 21-Aug-09 31-Jul-09MARKET TERMS31-Jul-09Colina Over-The-Counter Securities BISX Listed Mutual Funds31-Jul-09 31-Jul-09 30-Jun-09 31-Jul-09 NAV Date FUNERAL SERVICEof Blair Estates who died at her daughters residence on Thursday August 27th 2009, will be held at Calvary Bible Church, Collins Ave., on Monday August 31st, She was predeceased by her husband, Cyril S aunders; memories are cherished and held dearly by her two daughters, Rosie Saunders and Ivy Gates; o ne son-in-law, Laddie Gates; one daughter-in-law, Gates, Mandy Gates Roberts, Jack Jr. and his wife Ashleigh, Bruce and Bianca Roberts, Amber and Dylan Saunders; many relatives and friends. The family would like to extend sincere appreciation and special thanks to Nurse Renee Roth, staff of The Private Nurses Registry Ltd., Dr. Todd Pinder and Dr. Charles Rahming. Mrs. Vivian Saunders dedicated her life’s career of 50 plus at Home Furniture Co., Ltd. The family would like to acknowledge them and their staff by saying a life’s greatest pleasure and satisfaction, as her most famous saying was that she looked forward to going to work every morning “to greet the customers.” Services being handled by Pinder’s Funeral Home, Palmdale Ave.Vivian Saunders 92 The Late BNT praises government for taking action to protect turtles WHENEVER a visitor first enters the Bahamas Humane Society's Kattery, the stunning and regal Kyla inevitably prompts the question: "Who is that beauty?" This lovely young tuxedo female not only has gorgeous and unique black and white mark ings, but also comes with the character to back it up. Bold, curious and strong-minded, with Kyla adventure is always just around the corner. Scaling bookshelves, peeking behind cupboard doors and hunting unwanted four-legged intruders will keep her busy at her new home of course, that is when she is not being pampered and cuddled by her new family. She is also extremely affectionate, gets along great with children and has been sharing a cage quite harmoniously with four to five other feline mates. What else is there to ask for? Please come in to the Humane Society, meet her and discover for yourself what all the buzz is about. Along with Kyla, the Bahamas Humane Society has over 30 adorable adult cats right now in every colour. They are all desperately in need of a home so please come in and adopt one today. KAYLA P ET W EEK of the

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C M Y K C M Y K SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2009 THETRIBUNE PAGE 9 I NSIDE International sports news TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Barcelona beats Shakhtar in Super Cup See pg 10 By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter rdorsett@tribunemedia.net THE regular season on the European circuit continued for several of the country’s top track and field athletes with the fourth in the series of IAAF Golden League meets. At the Weltklasse Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland yesterday, a quartet of Bahamians were in competition producing mixed results. Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie ran to a third place finish in the 100m, against a nearly identical field to the 100m final at the World Championships where she finished sixth. Ferguson-McKenzie’s time of 11.04s finished behind Carmelita Jeter of the United States who won in 10.86s and Kerron Stewart of Jamaica who also finished in 11.04s. Reigning Olympic and World Champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser of Jamaica finished a surprising fourth in 11.10s. Chandra Sturrup also improved on her World Championship performance with a fourth place finish in 11.13s. With the third place finish and 14 points earned, Ferguson McKenzie rose to number five in the IAAF World Athletics Tour Standings with 62. Sturrup fell to fourth in the standings, with 72 points. Stewart continues to lead with 100 points, while Jeter is second with 78 and Fraserr ounds out the top three with 74 points. In the triple jump, Leevan Sands finished third with a leap of 17.10s. Nelson Evora of Portugal continued his winning form after a gold medal performance at the World Championships with a winning jump of 17.38m. Arnie Girat of Cuba was second with a jump of 17.31m. With the 14 points earned for a third place finish, Sands improved to second on the World Athletics Tour standings with 53 points. Girat continues to lead the standings with 60 points, while Evora continues to rise quickly up the standings from ninth to fith in just two meets with 38 points. In the men’s 400m, Chris Brown was unable to find redemption from his disappointing fith place finish at the World Championships. Brown finished sixth in 45.37s, his worst finish on the circuit for the season. LaShawn Merrit continued his dominance over Jeremy Wariner, claiming first place in a time of 44.21s. Wariner finished second in 44.62s while Trinidad and Tobago’s Renny Quow finished third in 44.77s keeping the top three finishers from last week’s World Championship final intact. Heading into the meet, Brown was the top ranked quarter miler on the tour stand ings with 63 points, however fell to second with just eight points earned. Wariner assumed the top spot with 72 points while Quow is third with 62 points and Merrit fourth with 60 points. Following Zurich, The Golden League will have just one meet remaining, its finale September 4th in Brussels, Belgium. Four athletes remain in contention for the IAAF's Golden League $1 Million jackpot including Stewart in the 100m, Sanya Richards of the United States in the 400m, and Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia in the Pole Vault. Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia is the lone male athlete eligible in the 3000m/5000m. Isinbayeva cemented her status as the world's top pole vaulter following a surprising loss at the World Championships to rebound a set a new world record yesterday in Zurich with a jump of 5.06m Athletes are required to win at all six meets in the series to acquire at least a share of athletics' biggest yearly payday, however if no athlete manages to claim six event wins and the $1 Million, then anyone with five victories will share half the original prize, which is $500,000. The final meet in the Golden League Series will be the Memorial Van Damme, scheduled for September 4th in Bruxelles, Belgium. Mixed r esults for Bahamians at Golden League meet THE number of young Bahamian footballers going abroad to further their education and play football grows bigger with each succeeding year, but this year has seen this group grow younger as well. More and more Bahamian families are looking into o pportunities to send their young footballers abroad to complete their secondary education and further hone their football skills, while gaining an assimilation into the US educational system. Many of the country's junior soccer players will be overseas during the coming school year, with some of these returning to school while others are going off for the first time. Justin Sealey (Bahamas U-20, U-23 and Senior International) will be entering his senior year at St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Austin, Texas and has alreadsy received scholarship offers from colleges. Joining him at St. Stephen's this year will be Terry Delancy (Bahamas U-17 and U-20 international) who will be going overseas for the first time. Another duo will be head ing to Berkshire School in Sheffield, Massachusetts. Stefan Nembhard (Bahamas U-17 international) and Danny Lockhart (Bahamas U-20 international) will both be attending the school for the first time, with Stefan transferring from IMG in Bradenton, Fl. Both will join the school on a pre-season trip and training camp in Germany before getting into their fall season in Massachusetts. While Stefan will be leaving IMG, other Bahamians will be travelling to the school to keep the quota up. Ambry Moss and Nathan Taylor (both Bahamas U-20 internationals) will be returning, and this year will be joined by Raymourn Sturrup (Bahamas U-17i nternational) and Kevin S heehan (Bahamas U-17 international). Goalkeeper Michael Bellot (Bahamas U-20 interna tional) has already left home for Darlington School in Rome, Georgia and is presently getting his feet wet in the system. Alex Iferenta (Bahamas U-17 international) will be going to St. Mark's School in Southborough, Massa chusetts. Female player Lauren Brown (Bahamas U-16 Girls international) will be returning for her second year at Asheville School in Asheville, North Carolina. Another female, Kellie Simon has just completed her stint at Tilton Preparatory School in Connecticut and will be attending North Carolina Wesleyan College on a soccer scholarship later this month. Young Bahamian athletes travel abroad to further training Shar e your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbour hoods. Per haps you are raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for impr ovements in the ar ea or have won an awar d. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story. D EBBIE F erguson-McKenzie of the Bahamas celebrates after taking the bronze in the Women's 200m duringt he World Athletics Championships in Berlin on Friday, Aug. 21, 2009. BAHAMAS' Chandra Sturrup, left, and Colombia's Yomara Hinestroza compete in a Women's 100m 2nd round heat at the World Athletics Championships. BAHAMAS' Leevan Sands makes an attempt in the final of the Men's Triple Jump during the World Athletics Championships. BAHAMA'S Chris Brown reacts after a Men's 400m first round heat at the World Athletics Championships. AP Photos

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C M Y K C M Y K SPORTS PAGE 10, SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2009 TRIBUNE SPORTS SOCCER MONACO Associated Press BARCELONAsubstitute Pedro Rodriguez scored the only goal deep into extra time to lead the European Cup holder 1-0 over UEFA Cup winner Shakhtar Donetsk in the European Super Cup on Friday. Rodriguez pounced onto a pass from Lionel Messi with five minutes of extra time remaining and prodded the ball into the bottom corner to finally break the Ukrainian team's stubborn resistance at Stade Louis II. Barcelona last won the Super Cup in 1997 and also in 1992, but lost in 2006 to UEFA Cup winner Sevilla. Coach Pep Guardiola guided Barca to the treble last sea son, adding the La Liga and Copa del Rey domestic double to victory in the Champions League. Messi, Barca's star in the Champions League final win over Manchester United, set tled the result with a typical piece of skill, rolling the ball from his right foot to his left and playing a reverse pass into Rodriguez's path as he ran round the back of a defender. Tempers flared at the end of regulation time when Mes si went on a mazy run into the area and complained angrily that he had been impeded just as he was about to shoot. Shakhtar didn't threaten Barcelona's goal until extra time when substitute Julius Aghahowa ran through and forced goalkeeper Victor Valdes into a low save in the 97th minute. Barcelona replacement Bojan Krkic's angled shot was saved by goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov a minute later as the game finally came to life. Rodriguez, another product of Barca's flourishing youth team, saw his angled shot cleared off the line by right back Darijo Srna early in the second period of extra time. Barca started the match brightly, with Thierry Henry's turn and shot from 20 yards (meters But chances were few for Barcelona in the first half against Shakhtar's defense, which denied Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic space. A neat move between Messi and Ibrahimovic in the 32nd released the Sweden striker down the left but his return pass to Messi was intercepted. A minute later, Messi squeezed a shot in from the left that Pyatov saved. Shakhtar showed good movement off the ball but Mircea Lucescu's team failed to take a shot at goal until the 84th. Ibrahimovic and Yaya Toure, Barcelona's most physical players, gradually started to make their presence felt in the second half. But the understanding between Ibrahimovic who joined Barca from Inter Milan while Samuel Eto'o went the opposite way and his new teammates was patchy. In the 54th, Ibrahimovic stood flapping his arms in frustration after Dani Alves failed to spot him down the left. Henry, isolated for much of the match, also showed signs of frustration, and totally missed the ball with an attempted bicycle kick after 71 minutes. Guardiola switched Messi to a deep-lying role midway through the second half, allowing him to burst forward into space and run at the tir ing Shakhtar defenders with his electric pace. Bar celona beats Shakhtar 1-0 in Super Cup B ASEBALL CHICAGO Associated Press ALFONSO Soriano ended his home-run drought with a three-run shot in the eighth inning, making up for several miscues in the outfield d uring the Chicago Cubs’ 5-2 victor y over the New York Mets on Friday. Milton Bradley, who like Soriano has been booed by frustrated Cubs fans, led off the inning with a double to right, his third hit. He scored on Aramis Ramirez’s single, tying the game 2-all. After reliever Brian Stokes walked Jeff Baker, Soriano hit an 0-2 pitch through a steady breeze and into the front row of the bleachers in leftcenter field. It was his first home run since July 29. The game was the opener of a three-game series between two of the most disappointing teams in baseball. The Mets and Cubs have the secondand third-highest payrolls with combined salaries of a bout $285 million but are both o ut of contention. S oriano’s 20th homer of the year was a nice birthday present for 66year-old Cubs manager Lou Piniella, whose team has won only seven of 21 games since Aug. 7. In those three weeks, Chicago fell from a first-place tie to nine behind NL Central-leading St. Louis entering Friday’s games. The Mets, who have lost six of their last seven, took a 2-1 lead in the eighth. Angel Pagan hit a sinking liner to l eft and the ball skipped past Soriano, who had gotten a late jump, for a double. After a sacrifice by Luis Castillo and a walk to Daniel Murphy, Cubs starter Ted Lilly was relieved by Kevin Gregg (5-5 two outs, Fernando Tatis doubled off Soriano’s glove to drive in Pagan. Soriano quickly recovered and threw to shortstop Ryan Theriot, whose relay to catcher Geovany Soto got M urphy at the plate. S oriano also had dropped a shall ow fly for an error in the fourth. Stokes (1-3 scoreless innings dating back to Aug. 3, but couldn’t protect the lead for starter Pat Misch a Chicago-area native who remains winless in eight career decisions. Making his first start of the season, Misch allowed six hits in a careerhigh seven innings. Lilly gave up two runs on six hits in 7 1-3 innings. Carlos Marmol pitched a scoreless ninth for his sixth save. I n the first, Bradley doubled and scored on Derrek Lee’s single. The Mets tied it in the second, when Jeff Francoeur doubled, Tatis singled and Omir Santos blooped an RBI single just off the tip of Bradley’s glove in right field. Soriano’s HR lifts Cubs to 5-2 win over Mets CHICAGO Cubs catcher Geovany Soto, left, tags out New York Mets' Daniel M urphy as he tried to score off a double by Fernando Tatis during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. C h a r l e s R e x A r b o g a s t / A P P h o t o SPORTS IN BRIEF TRACK AND FIELD ZURICH Associated Press M AYBEfailing to clear h eight at the world cham pionships was the best training for Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva. She bounced back from losing her world title by setting a world record of 16f eet, 7 1/4 inches in the Weltklasse meet on Friday. Usain Bolt, in his first race since smashing world records in the 100 and 200 meters, shook off Jamaican teammate Asafa Powell to win the 100 in 9.81 seconds. He was well off his world record of 9.58 set less than two weeks ago at the world championships in Berlin. “I would say this was a shaky race,” Bolt said. Isinbayeva has broken the world outdoor and indoor marks 27 times. The latest one came on her first attempt at this Golden League meet, improving on her leap of 16-6 3/4 at Beijing a year ago in winning her second Olympic gold medal. Isinbayeva lost her title at the world champi onships when she failed to clear a height. “I was fresh; I was aim ing for the record,” Isinbayeva told the crowd at Letzigrund Stadium. Isinbayeva passed the first five heights, then cleared 15-5 1/2 on her first attempt and did the same at 15-9 1/4. That assured her of victory over Poland’s Anna Rogowska, who won gold in Berlin but finished second this time at 15-7 1/4. “I was surprised it was so easy,” Isinbayeva said. “I feel great. It’s really unbe lievable just after such a great defeat in Berlin, but I’m happy that I was defeat ed. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be so hungry for the world record.” Isinbayeva thanked her coach, Vitaliy Petrov, for good advice after Berlin. “It was just a problem with myself,” she said. “It was necessary to repair my brain to see the sport from the other side because when you’re always on the top it’s hard to analyze. It was very useful for me to lose.” Bolt, the world and Olympic champion, trailed Powell halfway into the race then used his huge stride to pull ahead and eased up in the last couple of meters. Powell finished in 9.88, followed by two Americans, Darvis Patton in 9.95 and Michael Rodgers in 9.98. Bolt did not crush his rivals but still had enough to win ahead of Powell, the former world-record holder. “My body was sitting at the start,” Bolt said. “I was a little bit tired through the race. All things considered, the time is not bad. I needed to pick up my speed as my body did not respond well to the race.” Isinbayeva sets pole vault worldr ecord; Bolt wins Manu Fernandez/ AP Photo BARCELONA'S Gerard Pique, center, holds theU EFA Super Cup trophy after defeating Shaktar Donetsk, during theU EFA Super Cup final soccer match at the L ouis II Stadium. FC Barcelona's Daniel Alves, from Brazil, left, duels for the ball with Shaktar Donetsk Adriano Luiz, from Brazil. FC Barcelona's Carles Pujol holds the Champions League trophy before the UEFA Super Cup final soccer match. FC Barcelona's Pedro, right, reacts after scoring against Shaktar Donetsk.

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ANDROS CAT ISLAND ELEUTHERA MAYAGUANA SAN SAL V ADOR GREAT INAGUA GREAT EXUMA CROOKED ISLAND / ACKLINS LONG ISLAND ABACO Shown is today's weather . T emperatures are today's highs and tonights's lows. KEY WEST WEST PALM BEACH FT. LAUDERDALE TAMPA ORLANDO Low: 75F/24C Low: 77F/25C Low: 77F/25C Low: 78F/26C Low: 79 F/26 C Low: 81F/27C Low: 80 F/27 C Low: 77 F/25 C High: 91F/33C High: 91F/33C High: 90 F/32 C High: 89 F/32 C High: 91F/33C High: 89 F/32C High: 91F/33C Low: 79F/26C High: 90F/32C Low: 78 F/26 C High: 91F/33C RAGGED ISLAND Low: 73F/23C High: 91 F/33 C Low: 79F/26C High: 90 F/32 Low: 75F/24C High: 89F/32C Low: 76 F/24C High: 91F/33C Low: 76 F/24 C High: 93F/34C Low: 76 F/24 C High: 91F/33C Low: 73 F/23 C High: 91F/33C Low: 76F/24C High: 94 F/34 C Low: 75F/24C High: 91F/33C High: 90 F/32 C FREEPORT NASSAU MIAMI THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, AUGUST 29 TH 2009, PAGE 11 THE WEATHER REPORT 5-D AY F ORECAST Sunny to partly cloudy. Clear.Partly sunny with a thunderstorm. 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U NIVERSE U NIVERSE C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 12, SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2009 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Miss Tribune REVEALED READERS' CHOICE: Ada Aimee de la Cruz, Miss Dominican Republic l LAST weekend, the judges chose Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez to be the new Miss Universe, but our readers disagreed. Those who voted for their favourite beauty on www.tribune242.com overwhelmingly chose Miss Dominican Republic Ada Aimee de la Cruz, who came in second in the official polls; her country's strongest finish since 2003. Miss de la Cruz garnered 42 per cent of the local vote, followed by Miss Bahamas Kiara Sherman, who received 17 per cent of the vote. Coming in third was the newly crowned Miss Universe, however with only 0.6 per cent of the vote. Miss Honduras, Miss Mexico, Miss Jamaica, Miss France, Miss Puerto Rico, Miss Panama and Miss Great Britain also have a few fans among Tri bune readers. "Swanson" said: "These ladies are so outstanding particularly Miss Dominican Republic. It's like she prepared herself well in advance and has come to the Bahamas with one purpose to win! After you meet her, you can't help but fall in line. The saying is true: Preparation plus opportunity = success!!!!" "Final Answer" said: "Miss Dominican Republic Ada de la Cruz is stunning. She's gonna take it!" According to "Terry", "Miss Dominican Republic is a QUEEN". " Alex" added: "Although I'm a little more part ial to Miss Dominican Republic because I feel she's really awesome ... I'd like to see a European girl win, like France." Kiara Sherman supporter Rick Pratt said: "No doubt about it, Miss Bahamas! Why not? Our Queen deserves the best spot this year, and of course I'm very, very patriotic. Let's go MissB ahamas.” Meanwhile, Frankie Thompson, an enthusiastic supporter of Miss Honduras, believes she is "outstanding in every way" and said he was "so happy to see her last Sunday along with all the other con testants." Miss Fernandez made history as the second Miss Venezuela in a row to be crowned Miss Universe. “I feel honoured to be representing my country in this way,” said 18-year-old Stefan’a Fernndez, “It’s very exciting that we brought the crown home again to our country.” The win marked the first time that an outgoing queen, in this case Dayana Mendoza, crowned her successor from the same country. It marked an exciting end to the 58th Miss Universe pageant held at the Atlantis, Paradise Island. Venezuela, which won its sixth crown, now has the second most title holders, one less than the USA. JUDGES’ PICK: This year’s Miss Universe Stefania Fernandez L ocal readers believe Miss Dominican Republic stole the show F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f A P P h o t o s


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Ballamas ‘a mecca
for entertainment

Plan to
Capitalise
on pageant
SsuCCeSS

Kerzner
hoping to
bring more
big events
to Atlantis

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

ON the coat-tails of its suc-
cess in hosting the Miss Uni-
verse pageant, Kerzner Inter-
national is embarking on a
campaign to position Atlantis
and the Bahamas as an
“entertainment and event
mecca.”

The company said it hopes
to soon bring in more major
events to the resort which will
“create more of a cumulative
impact on visitors deciding to
come to The Bahamas” on
top of the promotional draw
that the recent pageant rep-
resented.

“We have several big
events in the pipeline and will
announce them when appro-
priate,” said Ed Fields, Senior
Vice President for communi-
cations for Atlantis.

SEE page six

US man dies in
holiday tragetly

AN AMERICAN man,
believed to be in his mid-30’s
died while vacationing in the
Bahamas onboard the Nor-
wegian Cruise Lines, police
have confirmed.

According to Assistant
Superintendent Walter Evans,
this Maryland resident was
reportedly walking along the
shoreline of an island in the
Berry Island chain with his
wife when the tide took him
out to sea.

Unsuccessful efforts were
made to rescue the man.

According to international
reports, the American’s body
was discovered on Friday
morning following an “inten-
sive search.”

SEE page six





BACK-TO-SCHOOL ANTI-VIOLENCE INITIATIVE: The Royal Bahamas Police Force Victims Support Unit in partnership with the National

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

Drug Council and HIV/AIDS Secreteriat, handed out informational school books and supplies at the Mall at Marathon yesterday in an effort
to educate students on ways to reduce school violence.

MISS UNIVERSE

Govt urged to reveal pageant costs

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

CALLS were made last night for the
Government to disclose how much tax-
payers’ money was used to host the Miss
Universe pageant.

Opposition party members and the
Chamber of Commerce hit out at the
Government over the lack of disclosure.

Tourism Minister Vincent Vanderpool-
Wallace has said the televised portion of
the pageant represented a full return on
the money the Government invested into
the three-week -long event.

But tourism officials have yet to dis-
close how much tax-payer money was
used to secure the right to host the pres-
tigious event, although $4 million was re-
allocated for it in the Ministry of Touris-
m's mid-year budget.

Chamber of Commerce president
Khaalis Rolle said it is the government's
obligation to justify every dollar it spent.

He said: "I think the Government has
to give an account.

“They invested on behalf of the
Bahamian people so I think it’s only



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proper to provide an account. I don't see
any legitimate reason why not. It is just
the proper thing to do.

“Tt was a good initiative and we got a



lot of visibility from it, so why would we
not want to discuss what the investment
was?"

Mr Rolle called on the Government
to release an investment analysis on the
event to measure the local economic and
tourism benefit from the pageant.

"I know many of our members com-
plained that they weren't benefiting from
it but I think that's one of the issue peo-
ple will have - they wanted to know exact-
ly who benefited and how widespread
the economic benefit was," said Mr Rolle.

Opposition Senator Jerome Fitzgerald
also criticised the Government for not
having the pageant expenditure readily
available.

"We need to monitor the amount spent
and say whether or not that had an
impact on actual tourist arrivals.

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Bahamas-
registered vessel
seized carrying
North Korean
arms to Iran

By PAUL G
TURNQUEST

Tribune

Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

A BAHAMAS regis-
tered vessel was seized
by the United Arab Emi-
rates carrying a shipment
of North Korean arms to
Iran, diplomats in Wash-
ington confirmed yester-
day.

Labelled as “machine
parts” officials reported
that the 18-year-old car-
go vessel, ANL Aus-
tralia, had onboard vari-
ous forms of basic
weaponry, including
rocket-propelled
grenades destined for the
Middle East state.

Having officially been
seized some “weeks
ago”, the United Arab

SEE page six



Turtle fears
over harbour
dredging

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

REPORTS of baby turtles
seen crossing West Bay Street
near Saunders Beach have
some questioning if the ongo-
ing dredging of Nassau Har-
bour is disturbing the mam-
mals from their habitat.

The worries come a day
after government announced
its impending ban on all har-
vesting, possession, purchase
and sale of sea turtles.

Several baby turtles were
reportedly seen crossing the
street near Saunders Beach
at around 1 am Monday much
to the surprise of motorists.

But a representative from
the Bahamas Reef Environ-
ment Educational Foundation

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Police are searching for
27-year-old Lavardo
Daniel Simmons, alias
Buzzard, for questioning
in connection with a mur-
der on January 7. He is
considered armed and
dangerous. He is 5ft 10
and of slim build. Anyone
with information should
contact Police Emer-
gency, 919-911 or Crime
Stoppers on 328-8477.


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SHAKESPEARE in Paradise will soon be making its
way to the stage.

Organisers of the event are hoping it will become an
annual international theatre festival that will showcase the
Bahamas to the world.

Based on similar festivals such as Scotland’s Edinburgh
Festival Fringe and this region’s Caribbean Festival of
Arts (CARIFESTA), Shakespeare in Paradise will take

’ place in Nassau October 5 through 12.

Performances will be held at various local venues includ-
ing the College of the Bahamas, the National Art Gallery
of the Bahamas, The Hub, Graycliff and the Marley
Resort.

Positive

Although the festival is about two months away, it has
already received positive feedback from members of the
Bahamian cultural scene.

Organisers say the week-long event is the perfect oppor-
tunity to help boost the Bahamian cultural scene as well
as the country’s economy.

They add that it will not only increase appreciation
and awareness of local and international theatre, but also
generate school visits, workshops; readings, seminars,
student matinees, and other activities. The festival will fea-
ture three Bahamian productions and three internation-
al productions — from the United States, Cayman and
Guyana — which have all received critical acclaim.

Shakespeare’s The Tempest will be the festival’s signa-
ture work. It has been adapted for a Bahamian audience
by students of the College of the Bahamas under the
guidance of Nicolette Bethel, and will be co-directed by
Trinidadian native Patti-Anne Ali —- known for her role of
“Soomintra” in The Mystic Masseur, a Merchant-Ivory
Film — and Bahamian stage actor and acting coach Craig
‘Pinder, who has had major roles in such West End pro-
ductions as Les Miserables and Mamma Mia. |

Kim Brockington, known for her TV roles in Guiding
Light and the West Wing, will perform her one-woman
show Zora, about the African-American folklorist ‘Zora
Neale Hurston.

Other productions will include One White.One Black
from Cayman; selected performances by Ken Corsbie, a
Guyanese-American performer and storyteller; and Track
‘ Road Theatre’s Love in Two Acts and Light.

The Shakespeare in Paradise team said it welcomes
the public to attend the events — especially students who
are passionate about pursuing theatre as.a career.

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Governor-General’s Youth Award
Crooked Island adventure

EXPERIENCING life on a
small Bahamian Family Island
turned out to be a rewarding
experience for 121 Governor-
General’s Youth Award par-
ticipants and adult volunteers.

After being on the high seas
for 24 hours, the first sight of
the Bird Cay lighthouse was
met with enthusiasm by the
group, especially by those from
Jamaica and Bermuda.

Before the main event, par-
ticipants and new leaders
attended training courses in the
adventurous journey section as
well as performed duties at the
base camp, which was located
at the Crooked Island High
School. New volunteers, the
majority of whom were Gold
Award Holders, acted as super-
visors and assessors during the
expedition.

The adventurous journey
took the format of an expedi-
tion on foot which encom-
passed Crooked Island’ south-
eastern coastline and Acklins.
Campsites were located at
Winding Bay, Thompson’s
Creek and Lovely Bay, Ack-

lins. Participants and leaders.

were able to view the McKay’s
and Thompson caves; flamin-
gos at Thompson’s Creek and
Davis Point Pond; the old signal
light overlooking Major’s Cay;
the old cotton plantation at the
Cove; monuments of Lovely
Bay and Chester’s settlement
on Acklins.

The Gold groups trekked 55
miles over five days and four
nights along the coast from
Fairfield Settlement to the
Cove Dock and journeyed back
to the Crooked Island High
School.

The Silver participants’ expe-
dition lasted four days and
three nights, hiking from Bullet
Hill to.the Cove and then back
to Colonel Hill and the Bronze
Pebbles had three days and two
nights to cover 22 miles from
Colonel Hill to Thompson’s
Creek and back to Crooked
Island High School.

Taking part for the third year
were award members from
Bermuda and Jamaica.

Other events included the
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clear message to criminals

But death penalty alone will not cut high crime, says Simeon Hall

In brief

Man quizzed
over shotgun
discovery



A 36-year-old man is
being questioned by police
following the discovery of
a shotgun in Fox Hill.

Officers of the Fox Hill

-Police Station were acting
on a tip around 6pm on
Thursday when they saw a
man fitting a given descrip-
tion with a box on Bernard
Road, near Fox Hill Road.

The police officers
stopped the man and
searched the box that he
had in his possession. They
found a 12-gauge shotgun
inside.

The suspect, a Moore
Avenue resident, is now in -
police custody.

Investigations are ongo-
ing.

THE hanging of convicted murder-
ers alone will not reduce the coun-
try’s high crime levels, but it may be
the only way to send a “clear mes-
sage” to the criminal-minded, said the
chairman of the National Advisory
Crime Council yesterday.

Bishop Simeon Hall made this com-
ment as he commended Minister of
National Security Tommy Turnquest
for stating that the government is com-
mitted to carrying out the confirmed
death sentences of five convicted mur-
derers.

Speaking at Police Headquarters
on Thursday afternoon, Mr Turnquest
revealed that there are 17 people on
death row at the prison.

Of those, five — as a result of thee
Privy Council’s ruling which said the
death penalty could not be automatic

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for murderers — have been re-sen-
tenced to death in separate sentencing
hearings.

Twelve are still going through the
re-sentencing process.

Reiterating that he supports capi-
tal punishment, Mr Turnquest said
that the “law will take its course” with
respect to the five individuals whose
death sentences have been recon-
firmed.

Progress

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the statement represented “some
progress.”

While admitting that he “personal-
ly has some reservations about hang-
ing,” the head of the New Covenant
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only thing that will send a clear mes-
sage to the criminally minded in our
community that we will take a zero
tolerance approach to crime.”

During Thursday’s press conference
Mr Turnquest said that there has been
a 19 per cent inerease in serious crimes
this year compared with the same peri-
od last year — including a 25 per eent
rise in murder.

The minister said that police have

started to implement new strategies.

to bring.to justice prolific criminals
who are plaguing society.
Bishop Hall said that there must be

‘a “national vision” and cooperation

on reducing crime in conjunction with
hangings if crime statistics overall ‘are
to be reduced.

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crime. Hanging alone will not solve
the crime problem, but it will send a
clear message to the criminal minded
and in the absence of anything else
we need to show the criminal minded
that we can’t take anymore,” he said.

Mr Turnquest declined to comment
on whether or not the five people who
are now condemned to death have
had their death warrants read to them
as yet.

Such a reading must be carried out
before a convicted person goes to the
gallows. ;

There has been no state hanging in
the Bahamas since David Mitchell in
January 2000. The hanging of two con-
victed murderers in 1998 came despite
international opposition and concern
about the use of the death penalty in
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Kennedy a man on a mission:

AUSTIN, Texas — A nation and one of
its most famous families today buries the
third-longest-serving senator in U.S. history.
With him, we hope we are not burying what
has become a ‘quaint notion of a political
system gone’by.

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was as parti-
san as they come, as were his two brothers
who died before him, as was and is his fam-
ily. Kennedy was passionate, at times near —
if not over — the top with his soaring, par-
tisan rhetoric.

Kennedy was a liberal Democrat, with-
out apology. And that, along with self-inflict-
ed travails, made him a lightning rod for the
opposition.

Texas Republicans long have been able to
rally their troops by attacking Kennedy or
linking another Democrat to him. At times,
the mere mention of Massnenusens did the
trick.

But here’s what other long-serving sena-
tors of various political stripes came to know

- about Kennedy. Yes, his stump speeches
and style could be hyper-partisan. Yes, come
election time he could sound like another
central-casting Democrat.

But off stage, where things actually get
done, Kennedy was a man on a mission — in
fact, missions — and he knew that coopera-
tion usually trumps confrontation as a way to
make progress.

We hope we are wrong, but we fear
‘Kennedy is among the last of that breed.
More.and more, today’s officeholders don’t
know how to leave the hyperpartisanship
‘on the soapbox and get back to working
together for progress when the negotiating

_ begins.

Today, too often, the other sides’ ideas
are wrong because they are the other sides’
ideas.

Those who knew Kennedy ‘best said he
never operated that way.

“He loved the combat. The day-in and
day-out combat,” said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-
Utah, longtime Kennedy friend and occa-
sional Kennedy ally. “When you got into a
combat with him, it was a knock-down, drag-
out battle. And when it was over, he would
be coming to you and throwing his arms

around you and say, "Did I do all right?’ or

'’How did you like that?’ I’d always get a
big kick out of it.”

“We fought each other pretty hard, but we
also came together in many, many ways over

a lot of landmark legislation that today is |

helping people all over the country,” said
Hatch, who, in many, many ways, could not
be more different than Kennedy.

We fear that kind of Kennedy-Hatch,

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coming together doesn’t much happen any
more. The current debate over health care
typifies that. Nobody is much for the status
quo, but overheated, misleading and coun-
terproductive rhetoric from both sides helps
fuel the status quo.

- Even the most partisan of partisans — in
this case Karl Rove — praised Kennedy as a
man “willing to sit down and deal with you.”

“T had a great deal of respect for him after
I saw how hard he applied himself, particu-
larly in comparison to a lot of people around
him,” Rove told Fox News.

That.said, a day after Kennedy’s death,

Rove was highly ¢ Criticatof Kennedy’s efforts
against GOP Supreme Court nominees. ~|

Rove said Kennedy’s rhetoric had been
“beneath the dignity of a United States sen-
ator and beneath the dignity of a Kennedy,
and yet he said them.”

“He was a very complex person. I had:

enormous respect for him, but I didn’t agree
with him all the time,” Rove said. “But I
did have a healthy respect for his abilities
and his commitment.”

Another partisan Republican has told of
successful cooperation with Kennedy, only to
see it fail in the face of Kennedy’s more par-
tisan associates. :

In his book “All the Best,” former Presi-
dent George H.W. Bush included a 1991
note he wrote to a speechwriter about work-
ing with Kennedy on a civil rights measure.

Kennedy, Bush noted, was interested in: >

results. Others had other goals.

“The. Beltway groups and their spokes-
men want to-foree-me.to either accept a
quota bill or to veto their bill. The fact is we
have tried to compromise but not to accept
quotas. At one point last year Senator

» Kennedy agreed to language that could have

brought us all together. He went back to
the groups and they said no. ey want a
political win.’

Kennedy, a wealthy, privileged, powerful
man who championed the causes of the poor,
underprivileged and powerless, knew there
were victories — and compromises — worth
more than political wins.

-We need more like him, regardless of par-

_ ty or ideology. “When I came to the Senate,”

Hatch told CBS this week, “I came to fight

Ted Kennedy. And we've had fights all these °

years, but we’ve always been able to resolve
them in the end. And he was open to resolv-
ing and for good resolutions. That’s what
made him a great senator.”

(Editorial filed by Cox ewsparers -
c.2009).



I believe on merit
Michael Barnett
will do us proud

EDITOR, The Tribune.

First of all Mr Michael Bar- .
_ nett should be congratulated
for having risen to the top of |

the heap in our judicial sys-
tem. He is eminently quali-
fied and has performed above
the level of most with integri-
ty and will undoubtedly be a
superb Chief Justice, which
leads me to say, even Jesus
Christ was unsuccessful in

pleasing everyone. They cru- .

cified him, even after he sac-
rificed all for us.

I firmly believe that on
merit Mr Barnett,will do us
proud and there i is no doubt
that judging from his track
record he is wise enough and
overqualified to discharge his
duty without fear or favour.

Narrow-minded persons
and those who harbour nega-
tive thoughts because of their
own shortcomings, have tried
to equate Mr Barnett’s char-
acter with their own, thus the
conclusion of impropriety on
the appointment.

The question being raised
about Mr Barnett’s appoint-

ment is just.a case of sour.

milk. The fact of the matter is
all judges have some political
affiliation regardless of
whether they are front line or
behind the scenes. In a small
society, it will be impossible to
find a judge who would not
be subject to question, one
way or the other.’

The only thing that caught

my attention is that only one
law firm — Graham Thomp-
son and Co — has produced

the last two appointments as

judges. Either they have the
best stable of lawyers or there
is something special with this
particular firm. There is a per-
ception out there that unless
you are associated with the

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big law firms, your goose is
cooked.

As it relates to the com-
ment made by the PLP, if our
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
were appointed, there would
have been objections, In fact
anything the FNM govern-
ment does they will oppose,
just for opposing sake.

‘The PLP are underestimat-
ing the Bahamian people,
they are not as stupid as the
PLP think they are. Sensible
Bahamians are disgusted how
everything is done in the PLP
these days; there is an unnec-
essary wallowing in vomit by
the PLP. This game plan is

_ embarrassing and will be

counterproductive. It will bear
sour fruit. If the PLP were
wise, they would shut up,
because they are against the

other 40 per cent of the coun- -

try that they intend to attract
later.

Iam flabbergasted that the
Bar Council objected. First of
all I personally believe that
the Bar Council has too many
problems of its own to be crit-
icising anyone. The council
has not found a way to weed
out corruption that has exist-
ed for donkey years within
the Bar so, it is my personal
opinion, that no one in their
right mind should take them
seriously. .

Members of the public have
complained to the council
about unscrupulous lawyers
who take their monies and
never show up to court. The

Bar council must have hun-

dreds of complaints of lawyers
who have misappropriated

clients’ monies. As far as ‘I
know nothing has'been done
as far as disciplining lawyers,
who transgressed. ,

There have been any num,,
ber of complains, it is alleged, ;
that deals may have been
struck where the guilty,
walked and the innocent had;

- to pay, because of the alleged

wheeling and dealing by some
lawyers. '

Very recently there were
serious allegations of one law
partner threatening another!!
partner or ex-partner for®
allegedly misappropriating a4
large sum of the firm’s ae ng!
The Bar council has no
cracked their teeth yet. N
one takes the Bar ene
seriously.

Since all of the complaints
and little or no response, it,
appears to most of us that the, i
council is there to protect,,
lawyers and to confuse sim;
ple issues, that would prevent,
justice from really taking itsy {
course.

The newly elected Mrs.

-Bowe-Darville, however well;

intention, will not gain our
respect or confidence until
and unless she proves by her
performance that she is will-
ing to weed out the miscre-_
ants.

So, it is my opinion that tha!
Bar Council is really unquali-*
fied to comment on Mr Bar-.;

‘nett’s ascension to the office’

of Chief Justice because if. the;,
truth be told, there is much
dirt in the association to be:
cleaned, and if Mrs Bowe-,,
Darville concentrates on thé)
task at hand, she will have lits;
tle time to waste on what is!;
now a done deal.

OZIOUS, the Chosen One
Nassau,
August, ‘20097 a

Marital rape: who is really

‘EDITOR, The Tribune.

The headline of the
August 19th edition of The

_ Tribune answered a ques-

tion that a great many
thoughtful Bahamians must
have raised regarding the
controversy surrounding
marital rape. If we are to
presume, and it is none too
small a presumption, that in
a democracy the govern-
ment advances the concerns,
wishes, desires, etc, of the
population it has been
allowed to govern, we
should all ask which con-

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stituency is the government
responding to in advancing
the proposed amendments
to the Sexual Offences Act?

To think. about the ques-

tion let us suppose that just -

before the proposed amend-
ment to the Act, a poll had
been taken asking Bahami-
ans to list the issues they felt
were most important for the
government to address.
Where do you suppose that
the amendment of the Sex-
ual Offences Act would
have ranked? Would it have
ranked at all? Would any-
one have mentioned it? An
astute Bahamian would
have remembered that just
recently this government
amended the Act to, among
other things, punish under-
age sex and public sex. Had
marital rape been such a
pressing issue, why was it
not addressed during that
first round of amendments?

An honest answer to that
question leads us back to the
first question but with one
crucial addition. If Bahami-
ans were not pushing for this

_ legislation, then who is? The

clear and unequivocal
response can only be that
the government is currying
favour with the powerful
non-governmental organi-
sation (NGO) constituency,
Amnesty International and
its friends — which appar-
ently is second only in its
influence, with this govern-
ment, to the rump of the for-
mer Bay Street Boys.

To be fair, perhaps the
amendments to the current
law will be a good thing, per-
haps, there are some
Bahamian wives who have
not been served by the cur-

pushing for this legislation?

rent laws and need protec-
tion from their predatory
husbands. But to paraphrase
attorney Maurice Glinton,
shouldn’t we take ourselves
and our institutions a bit
more seriously than to allow
NGO’s based in London or
New York to use our Par-
liament to advance their
agenda? When will we have
the confidence to defend.
Bahamian institutions and
ideals regardless of any
offence that others might
take? This is particularly
true now that Parliament
has proven powerless to stop
the advance of an agenda,
in respect of Arawak Cay,
that many Bahamians do
not support?

The more cynical of us}
can’t help but suspect that:
this issue has been ginned
up to push much more dubi-
ous and controversial issues.
like unemployment or thé*
new port at Arawak Cay_
from the public mind. A
governmental sleight-of
hand, so to speak, to ensure
that Bahamians are talking
about anything other than
the port, which the govern-
ment is in such an indecent
rush to conclude, or ram-
pant joblessness.

However, cynicism aside,
our political class will
remain in disrepute until the
issues debated and deter-
mined in Parliament are dri-
ven by the concerns of the
people here in The Bahamas
rather than foreign machi-
nations or personal eco-
nomic gain.

D A BRYAN
Nassau,
August, 2009.

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EDITOR, The Tribune.

Re: My possible solution to the passport problem.

Tribune Letters, July 31, 2

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Crime reduction strategy to target

prolific offenders and ‘hot spots’




"I vex because I ain' had hardly

any water to bathe my skin all week!
I ain' know if the barge break down
again or if people in Water and Sew-
erage all gone on vacation but even
though I paying my bill I can barely
get a trickle to brush my teeth out of
my faucet.

"To make matters worse, I pass
ohne woman at the government -
pump the other day with a full blast
of water going into her bucket. So I
might as well stop paying fa water
and go pump into one five gallon
bottle so I could wash myself and
clean my house. And while I doing that Water and Sewerage
need to get their act together."

- Vex in Monastery Park.

."I vex at all these people who waste their money buying
their driver's license instead of investing in their education
because there are too many dumb people on the roads who
putting safe drivers at risk. For example, I was in the roundabout
the other day, I entered it, had the right away and this silly girl
cut me off , nearly mash my car and had the nerve to look at me
like I do her something."

*. Mad Motorist.

-"I vex at people, dey know who dey are, who travel abroad to
represent our country, wear our colours and let their bad behav-
iour get them in trouble with foreign police. What dey doing out
clubbing anyway? No wonder winning results weren't as good
as expected! I don't know who is responsible for a ‘code of
conduct' for athletes, and anyone travelling to represent the
Bahamas, some ministry or organisation, but I suggest they
get one if they don't have it.

-"T expect at least a public apology printed in all Bahamian
newspapers and heard on radio stations. Some sort of commu-
nity service would be a good idea too. Dis. slackness must stop!"

- Vex at People Who Act Before Thinking.

"Lis vex and amazed at the ignorance that is spewed from the
mouths of some of our Bahamian men and women. They 'round
here acting like men don't rape, beat, abuse, denigrate and
shame their wives and vice versa. If you and your spouse in a
good marriage then you ain' have to worry 'bout him or her
charging you with rape - why you want to deny those pour
souls who are living in abusive relationships every day the same
rights single people have to press rape charges.

â„¢ And for all those people quoting Ephesians, claiming God
said a woman must submit to her husband, they need to keep
reading and see it also says a man should love his wife like
Christ loves the church - and ain' nowhere in the Bible did
rape the church. They need to stop using the Bible to promote:
their narrow-minded beliefs."

- Empowered Woman.

“Are you vex? Send your complaints to whyyouvex@tribune-
media.net or fax:to 328- 2398,

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THE Royal Bahamas
Police Force has launched a
néw crime reduction strategy
in an effort to reduce the
number of murders and rob-
beries in New Providence.

The strategy will target
“prolific offenders” and
criminal “hot spots” and will
eventually be expanded to
other areas of the Bahamas,
police say.

Minister of National Secu-
rity Tommy Turnquest said
the strategy is part of his
ministry’s effort to ensure
that “no effort is spared” to

. getting hardened criminals

off the streets “and brought
to justice,”

“Let me assure the
Bahamian people that every
effort and resource are being
utilised to reduce crime and
the fear of crime and that
under no circumstance will
criminals, particularly hard-
ened. criminals, be allowed
to wreak havoc in our coun-
try,” Mr Turnquest said.

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will be used to apprehend



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Crime is at “an unaccept-
able level,” the minister said,
particularly the violence with
which young men respond
to disagreements and mis-
understandings. ~

Statistics for the first seven
months of 2009 show an

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and robberies over the same

period last year.

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the Royal Bahamas Police
Force has prioritised in the
crime reduction strategy it
has launched, particularly on
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quest said.

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it. The government and the
police will provide leader-
ship, but law enforcement
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MISS PHILIPPINES Bianca Manalo, right, performs with other contestants during the Miss Universe beau
ty pageant in Nassau, Bahamas, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009.

Government urged to
reveal pageant costs

FROM page one

“We spent a lot of money on the pageant
and it showcased the country, but how much
money did we spend on it and was it worth it at
the end of the day?" he said.

He added that the public needs to know
who really benefited fromthe investment,
whether it be Kerzner International, the NBC
network, pageant organisers or the Bahamian
people.

CENTRAL GOSPEL CHAPEL

Tourism officials credit the pageant - which
aired last Sunday on NBC live from the
Atlantis resort on Paradise Island - for bring-
ing unprecedented exposure to country.

According to international reports, six mil-
lion viewers from the United States watched

- the show while local tourism insiders estimate

that nearly one billion people worldwide tuned
in.

Messages for Tourism Minister Vincent
Vanderpool-Wallace were not returned up to

press time.
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holiday tragedy
FROM page one

The Norwegian Sky’s four-
day Bahamas cruise left Mia-
mi on August 24th and
returned to Miami yesterday.

brief statement yesterday
regarding the matter.

“We are saddened by this
tragic accident. Our thoughts
and prayers are with the fam-
ily and friends of the guest
during this difficult time.”

Neither the police, nor the
cruiseline released the name
of the man.

INSIGHT

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behind the news,
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for entertainment

FROM page one

Speaking of the impact .of Miss Universe for
the resort and The Bahamas, Mr Fields
explained that Kerzner International believes
hosting Miss Universe “opened the door for
future events of this scale” taking place at the
resort and has allowed Atlantis.to “prove to
the world and ourselves that we can do any-
thing notwithstanding our infrastructural lim-
itations.”

Revealing that Kerzner International bore
the entire cost of the preliminary Miss Uni-
verse competitions and the final pageant on
Sunday night, Mr Fields said that ticket sales —
about 98 per cent were sold on for the pageant
itself — did not cover that cost but “the long
term benefit will far outweigh any losses
incurred.”

He said that while the company does not
expect to see an uptick in pork right away

as a-result of the exposure the resort received ~
during the event, “the benefit will become evi-
dent in the 12 to 18 months following the last

. quarter of this year, which will coincide with
travel plans for those periods.”

In terms of viewership, the pageant telecast
ranked number one among the broadcast net-
works and among women aged 18 to 54 years,
according to Mr Fields.

For its concluding hour from 10pm to 11pm,
Miss Universe ranked number one in all key .
ratings categories — adults, men and women
aged 18 to 34 and 25 to 54 as well as total
viewers.

“Total viewership in the U.S. was around 7.1
million.

“Tt is estimated that worldwide over one
billion people would have viewed the broad-
cast,” he added.

Extra staff were brought on ‘at the resort
“for the greater part of ‘August” to ensure that
expected service levels were met.

The cruise line issued a .













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SUNDAY, AUGUST 30TH, 2009

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Bahamas-registered vessel seized
carrying North Korean arms to Iran

FROM page one

Emirates (UAE) has already
reported the matter to the
UN Security Council’s sanc-
tions committee which will be
responsible for implementing
sanctions against North
Korea.

This move by Iran and
North Korea places both
countries in direct violation
of UN resolution 1974 which
was recently adopted by
North Korea after it success-
fully conducted its second
nuclear test in May of this
year. This resolution essen-

Turtle fears

FROM page one

(BREEF), which has sup-
ported the ban on turtle har-
vesting is sceptical about the
reports.

"There were turtles going
from Saunders Beach cross-
ing to (the nearby) Shell gas
station and people were
rolling over them because
they didn't know what they
were until a passerby stopped
and helped them cross the
road," said Senator Jerome
Fitzgerald, founder of the
‘Committee to Protect and
Preserve The Bahamas For
Future Generations.

Mr Fitzgerald said he did
not see the turtles crossing,
but was contacted by con-
cerned citizens about the inci-
dent earlier this week.

The senator, who has been







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Prayer Time: 10:1 35a.m.

Church School during Worship Service

Place: Twynam Heights .
off Prince Charles Drive
Minister: Rev. Henley Perry
P.O. Box SS-5631
Telephone number: 324-2538
Telefax number: 324-2587

COME TO WORSHIP, LEAVE TO SERVE

tially extends an already exist-
ing ban on the transfer of
heavy weapons, nuclear and
missile-related technology by
North Korea to a ban on all
arms exports by that country.

According to the Financial

- Times, the yessel is still being

held in the UAE.

North Korea has recently
captured the attention of the
international media after it
released two American jour-
nalists who had been captured
in that country to former
President Bill Clinton. In
what was described as a
“humanitarian trip”, the for-
mer president met with the

reclusive leader of North
Korea Kim Jong Il who had
pardoned the women from
their sentence of hard labour
after they were accused of
entering the country illegal-
ly.

The Bahamas is currently
the third largest ship registry
in the world with more than
1700 vessels and transporting
more than 52 million gross
tons of products annually.
Currently the registry has
offices or representation in
Nassau, New York, London,
Greece, Japan and Germany,
with plans to open other
offices in Europe and Asia.

over harbour dredging

very vocal in his concern for
the possible environmental
impact of the dredging of
Nassau Harbour, said he was

told the turtles may have been |

feeding on sea grass west of
Arawak Cay.

"I was extremely concerned
because it just shows that the
ecological balance in that area
has been disturbed because
no one has ever witnessed this
before — it goes to show that
we have a complete environ-
mental -disregard on our
hands with the digging of
Arawak Cay and the chop-
ping down of the casuarina
trees," he said.

Casuarina . McKinney,
BREEFF's executive director,
does not readily believe the
reports.

"I'm quite sceptical.— I
know that casuarina trees are
quite damaging to turtle nest-

Preaching ~ 11am & 7:30pm
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ing beaches. Just in géneral
turtle nests are primarily in
more pristine beach habitats
that native vegetation on the
beach dune that's more con-
ducive to turtle nesting.

"Which is why it's impor-
tant to have a buffer along
the beaches to protect marine
environment from land," she
said.

Government began chop-
ping down dozens of Casuar-
ina trees which lined Saun-
der's Beach. It is claimed that
the trees are an invasive
species which prevents native

“vegetation from growing
beneath them but campaign-

ers against the move claim
there is no logical reason to
support the removal.
The sea turtle ban conies into
effect on September 1, after a
decade of agitation from
members of the public.

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LOCAL NEWS

BNT praises
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THE Bahamas National
Trust (BNT) yesterday con-
gratulated the government
for enacting legislation that
will protect the endangered
sea turtles in the Bahamas.

The Ministry of Agricul-
ture and Marine Resources
on Thursday announced that
as of September 1, all har-
vesting, possession, purchase
and sale of sea turtles will
be prohibited.

The BNT said in a state-
ment: “Marine sea turtles
are a regional resource and
the Bahamas has now joined
our neighbours in protect-
ing this very important
marine resource which hov-
ers on the brink of extinc-
tion.”



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The Trust complimented
the Department of Marine
Resources on the extensive
community outreach effort
that was done to confirm the
support of the majority of
Bahamians for the ban.

Recognition was also giv-
en to the Bahamas Sea Tur-
tle Conservation Group
(BSTCG) and the private
citizens who have been pas-
sionately agitating for the
legislation.

Prior to amending the
Fisheries Regulations to give
full protection to all marine
turtles found in Bahamian
waters, the Department of
Marine Resources received
hundreds of letters in sup-
port of the ban. The BSTCG





KAYLA

WHENEVER a visitor first enters the
Bahamas Humane Society's Kattery, the stun-
ning and regal Kyla inevitably prompts the
question: "Who is that beauty?”

This lovely young tuxedo female not only has
gorgeous and unique black and white mark-
ings, but also comes with the character to back

it up.

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adventure is always just around the corner.
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She is also extremely affectionate, gets along
great with children and has been sharing a
cage quite harmoniously with four to five other
feline mates. What else is there to ask for?
Please come in to the Humane Society, meet
her and discover for yourself what all the buzz

is about.

Along with Kyla, the Bahamas Humane Soci-
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in every colour. They are all desperately in
need of a home so please come in and adopt

one today.

in one of its initiatives to
bring about the new regula-
tions gathered over 5,000 sig-
natures of persons in favour
of the ban.

But the government want-
ed to reach out to those who
had not yet spoken up before
making its final decision on
the matter.

Consultation meetings
were held in Abaco,

Eleuthera, Grand Bahama
and Exuma with fishermen
and other people who wished
to comment on the ban.

The Ministry of Marine
Resources and the BSTCG
will now work together in
the development of an edu-
cational programme to help
people better understand the
new regulations concerning
sea turtles.

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The Late
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of Blair Estates who died at her daughters residence
onThursday August 27th 2009, willbe held at Calvary
Bible Church, Collins Ave., on Monday August 31st,
2009 at 11a.m. Pastor Allen Lee officiating.

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Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank (S1)}
Consolidated Water BDRs

1.25
10.00
6.25
0.63
3.15
2.14
10.18
2.74
5.50
1.27

1.25
11.00
6.25
0.63
3.15
2.37
11.35
2.74
6.00
3.80
2.01
6.60
10.63
10.30
5.12
1.00
0.30
5.50
10.09
10.00

1.32
6.60
10.00
10.30
4.95
1.00
0.30
5.49
10.09
10.00

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Famguard

Finco

FirstCaribbean Bank
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Focol Class B Preference
Freeport Concrete

ICD Utilities

J. S. Johnson

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52wk-Low
1000.00
1000.00
1000.00
1000.00

Security
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Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +
Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) +
Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) +

Symbol
FBB17
FBB22
FBB13
FBB15

Previous Close Today's Close

11.00

11.35

10.63
10.30

10.09
10.00
BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES - (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing b
Last Sale
100.00
100.00
100.00
100.00

Daily Vol.
0.01
0.00

Change EPS $
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0.992
0.244
-0.877
0.078
0.055
1.406
0.249
0.419
0.111
0.382
0.420
0.322
0.794
0.332
0.000
0.035

Div $ P/E

1.26

6.25
0.63
3.15
2.37

0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.02
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0.00
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0.00
0.00
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2.74
6.00
3.82
2.03
6.60

5.12
1.00
0.30
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0.952
0.180
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Interest

55.6

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19 October 2017

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30 May 2013

29 May 2015

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Prime + 1.75%
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Fidelity Over-The-Counter Securities

52wk-Low Symbol
Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref)

RND Holdings

Bid $
7.92
2.00
0.35

Ask $

8.42
6.25
0.40

Last Price Weekly Vol.
14.00

4.00

EPS $
-2.246
0.000
0.001

Divs
‘0.000
0.480
0.000

P/E
N/M
N/M

256.6

Yield

0.55

Colina Over-The-Counter Securities

ABDAB
RND Holdings

30.13
0.45

31.59

0.55

29.00
0.55

4.540
0.002

0.000
0.000

9.03
261.90

BISX Listed Mutual Funds

NAV
1.4005
2.9047
1.4855

Fund Name
CFAL Bond Fund
CFAL MSI Preferred Fund
CFAL Money Market Fund

1.3320
2.8952
1.4088
3.1031
12.3870
100.0000
93.1992

3.1143
13.0484
101.6693
96.7398

Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
Fidelity Prime Income Fund
CFAL Global Bond Fund

CFAL Global Equity Fund

CFAL High Grade Bond Fund
Fidelity International Investment Fund
FG Financial Preferred Income Fund
FG Financial Growth Fund

FG Financial Diversified Fund

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1.0000
1.0000
1.0000

1.0000
9.3399
1.0663
1.0215
1.0611

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3.41
1.10
0.35
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2.69
2.59

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By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

THE regular season on the European cir-
cuit continued for several of the country’s
top track and field athletes with the fourth
in the series of IAAF Golden League
meets.

At the Weltklasse Zurich in Zurich,
Switzerland yesterday, a quartet of Bahami-
ans were in competition producing mixed
results.

Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie ran to a third
place finish in the 100m, against a nearly
identical field to the 100m final at the World
Championships where she finished sixth.

Ferguson-McKenzie’s time of 11.04s fin-
ished behind Carmelita Jeter of the United
States who won in 10.86s and Kerron Stew-
art of Jamaica who also finished in 11.04s.

Reigning Olympic and World Champi-
on, Shelly-Ann Fraser of Jamaica finished a
surprising fourth in 11.10s.

Chandra Sturrup also improved on her
World Championship performance with a
fourth place finish in 11.13s.

With the third place finish and 14 points
earned, Ferguson McKenzie rose to number
five in the IAAF World Athletics Tour
Standings with 62.

Sturrup fell to fourth in the standings,
with 72 points.

BAHAMA'S Chris
Brown reacts after
a Men's 400m first
round heat at the
World Athletics
Championships.



Stewart continues to lead with 100 points,
while Jeter is second with 78 and Fraser
rounds out the top three with 74 points.

In the triple jump, Leevan Sands finished
third with a leap of 17.10s.

Nelson Evora of Portugal continued his
winning form after a gold medal perfor-
mance at the World Championships with a
winning jump of 17.38m.

Arnie Girat of Cuba was second with a
jump of 17.31m.

With the 14 points earned for a third
place finish, Sands improved to second on
the World Athletics Tour standings with
53 points.

Girat continues to lead the standings with
60 points, while Evora continues to rise
quickly up the standings from ninth to fith
in just two meets with 38 points.

In the men’s 400m, Chris Brown was
unable to find redemption from his disap-
pointing fith place finish at the World
Championships.

Brown finished sixth in 45.37s, his worst
finish on the circuit for the season.

LaShawn Merrit continued his dominance
over Jeremy Wariner, claiming first place in
a time of 44.21s.

Wariner finished second in 44.62s while
Trinidad and Tobago’s Renny Quow fin-
ished third in 44.77s keeping the top three
finishers from last week’s World Champi-
onship final intact.

Heading into the meet, Brown was the
top ranked quarter miler on the tour stand-
ings with 63 points, however fell to second
with just eight points earned.

Wariner assumed the top spot with 72
points while Quow is third with 62 points
and Merrit fourth with 60 points.

Following Zurich, The Golden League
will have just one meet remaining, its finale
September 4th in Brussels, Belgium.

Four athletes remain in contention for
the IAAF's Golden League $1 Million jack-
pot including Stewart in the 100m, Sanya
Richards of the United States in the 400m,
and Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia in the Pole
Vault.

Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia is the lone
male athlete eligible in the 3000m/5000m.

Isinbayeva cemented her status as the
world's top pole vaulter following a sur-
prising loss at the World Championships
to rebound a set a new world record yes-
terday in Zurich with a jump of 5.06m

Athletes are required to win at all six
meets in the series to acquire at least a
share of athletics’ biggest yearly payday,
however if no athlete manages to claim six
event wins and the $1 Million, then any-
one with five victories will share half the
original prize, which is $500,000.

The final meet in the Golden League
Series will be the Memorial Van Damme,
scheduled for September 4th in Bruxelles,
Belgium.

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Young Bahamian
athletes travel
abroad to further
training

THE number of young
Bahamian footballers going
abroad to further their edu-
cation and play football
grows bigger with each suc-
ceeding year, but this year
has seen this group grow
younger as well.

More and more Bahami-
an families are looking into
opportunities to send their
young footballers abroad to
complete their secondary
education and further hone
their football skills, while
gaining an assimilation into
the US educational system.

Many of the country's

junior soccer players will be

overseas during the coming
school year, with some of
these returning to school
while others are going off
for the first time.

Justin Sealey (Bahamas
U-20, U-23 and Senior Inter-
national) will be entering his
senior year at St. Stephen's
Episcopal School in Austin,
Texas and has alreadsy
received scholarship offers
from colleges. Joining him
at St. Stephen's this year will
be Terry Delancy (Bahamas
U-17 and U-20 internation-
al) who will be going over-
seas for the first time.

Another duo will be head-
ing to Berkshire School in
Sheffield, Massachusetts.
Stefan Nembhard (Bahamas
U-17 international) and
Danny Lockhart (Bahamas
U-20 international) will both
be attending the school for
the first time, with Stefan
transferring from IMG in
Bradenton, FI.

Both will join the school
on a pre-season trip and
training camp in Germany
before getting into their fall
season in Massachusetts.
While Stefan will be leaving
IMG, other Bahamians will
be travelling to the school
to keep the quota up.

Ambry Moss and Nathan
Taylor (both Bahamas U-20
internationals) will be
returning, and this year will
be joined by Raymourn
Sturrup (Bahamas U-17
international) and Kevin
Sheehan (Bahamas U-17
international).

Goalkeeper Michael Bel-
lot (Bahamas U-20 interna-
tional) has already left home
for Darlington School in
Rome, Georgia and is
presently getting his feet wet
in the system.

Alex Iferenta (Bahamas
U-17 international) will be
going to St. Mark's School
in Southborough, Massa-
chusetts.

Female player Lauren
Brown (Bahamas U-16 Girls
international) will be return-
ing for her second year at
Asheville School in
Asheville, North Carolina.

Another female, Kellie
Simon has just completed
her stint at Tilton Prepara-
tory School in Connecticut
and will be attending North
Carolina Wesleyan College
on a soccer scholarship later
this month.

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from people who are
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TRIBUNE SPORTS



SPORTS



Soriano’s HR lifts Cubs
to 5-2 win over Mets

BASEBALL
CHICAGO
Associated Press

ALFONSO Soriano ended his
home-run drought with a three-run
shot in the eighth inning, making up
for several miscues in the outfield
during the Chicago Cubs’ 5-2 victo-
ry over the New York Mets on Fri-
day.

Milton Bradley, who like Soriano
has been booed by frustrated Cubs
fans, led off the inning with a double
to right, his third hit. He scored on
Aramis Ramirez’s single, tying the
game 2-all.

After reliever Brian Stokes walked
Jeff Baker, Soriano hit an 0-2 pitch
through a steady breeze and into the
front row of the bleachers in left-
center field. It was his first home run
since July 29.

The game was the opener of a
three-game series between two of

the most disappointing teams in
baseball. The Mets and Cubs have
the second- and third-highest pay-
rolls — with combined salaries of
about $285 million — but are both
out of contention.

Soriano’s 20th homer of the year
was a nice birthday present for 66-
year-old Cubs manager Lou Piniella,
whose team has won only seven of
21 games since Aug. 7. In those three
weeks, Chicago fell from a first-place
tie to nine behind NL Central-lead-
ing St. Louis entering Friday’s
games.

The Mets, who have lost six of
their last seven, took a 2-1 lead in the
eighth.

Angel Pagan hit a sinking liner to
left and the ball skipped past Sori-
ano, who had gotten a late jump, for
a double. After a sacrifice by Luis
Castillo and a walk to Daniel Mur-
phy, Cubs starter Ted Lilly was
relieved by Kevin Gregg (5-5). With
two outs, Fernando Tatis doubled

off Soriano’s glove to drive in Pagan.
Soriano quickly recovered and threw
to shortstop Ryan Theriot, whose
relay to catcher Geovany Soto got
Murphy at the plate.

Soriano also had dropped a shal-
low fly for an error in the fourth.

Stokes (1-3) had pitched 12 2-3
scoreless innings dating back to Aug.
3, but couldn’t protect the lead for
starter Pat Misch — a Chicago-area
native who remains winless in eight
career decisions.

Making his first start of the season,
Misch allowed six hits in a career-
high seven innings. Lilly gave up two
runs on six hits in 7 1-3 innings.

Carlos Marmol pitched a score-
less ninth for his sixth save.

In the first, Bradley doubled and
scored on Derrek Lee’s single. The
Mets tied it in the second, when Jeff
Francoeur doubled, Tatis singled
and Omir Santos blooped an RBI
single just off the tip of Bradley’s
glove in right field.



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CHICAGO Cubs catcher Geovany Soto, left, tags out New York Mets’ Daniel
Murphy as he tried to score off a double by Fernando Tatis during the eighth
inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at Wrigley Field in Chicago.





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Associated Press



MAYBE failing to clear
height at the world cham-
pionships was the best train-
ing for Russian pole vaulter
Yelena Isinbayeva.

She bounced back from
losing her world title by set-
ting a world record of 16
feet, 7 1/4 inches in the
Weltklasse meet on Friday.

Usain Bolt, in his first
race since smashing world
records in the 100 and 200
meters, shook off Jamaican
teammate Asafa Powell to
win the 100 in 9.81 seconds.
He was well off his world
record of 9.58 set less than
two weeks ago at the world
championships in Berlin.

“T would say this was a
shaky race,” Bolt said.

Isinbayeva has broken
the world outdoor and
indoor marks 27 times. The
latest one came on her first
attempt at this Golden
League meet, improving on
her leap of 16-6 3/4 at Bei-
jing a year ago in winning
her second Olympic gold
medal. Isinbayeva lost her
title at the world champi-
onships when she failed to
clear a height.

“T was fresh; I was aim-
ing for the record,” Isin-
bayeva told the crowd at
Letzigrund Stadium.

Isinbayeva passed the
first five heights, then
cleared 15-5 1/2 on her first
attempt and did the same
at 15-9 1/4. That assured her
of victory over Poland’s
Anna Rogowska, who won
gold in Berlin but finished
second this time at 15-7 1/4.

“T was surprised it was so
easy,” Isinbayeva said. “I
feel great. It’s really unbe-
lievable just after such a
great defeat in Berlin, but
I’m happy that I was defeat-
ed. Otherwise, I wouldn’t
be so hungry for the world
record.”

Isinbayeva thanked her
coach, Vitaliy Petrov, for
good advice after Berlin.

“It was just a problem
with myself,” she said. “It
was necessary to repair my
brain to see the sport from
the other side because when
yow’re always on the top it’s
hard to analyze. It was very
useful for me to lose.”

Bolt, the world and
Olympic champion, trailed
Powell halfway into the race
then used his huge stride to
pull ahead and eased up in
the last couple of meters.
Powell finished in 9.88, fol-
lowed by two Americans,
Darvis Patton in 9.95 and
Michael Rodgers in 9.98.

Bolt did not crush his
rivals but still had enough
to win ahead of Powell, the
former world-record hold-
er

“My body was sitting at
the start,” Bolt said. “I was
a little bit tired through the
race. All things considered,
the time is not bad. I needed
to pick up my speed as my
body did not respond well
to the race.”

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Pique, center, holds the
UEFA Super Cup trophy
after defeating Shaktar
Donetsk, during the
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Shakhtar 1-0
in Super Cup

SOCCER
MONACO
Associated Press

BARCELONA substitute
Pedro Rodriguez scored the
only goal deep into extra time
to lead the European Cup
holder 1-0 over UEFA Cup
winner Shakhtar Donetsk in
the European Super Cup on
Friday.

Rodriguez pounced onto a
pass from Lionel Messi with
five minutes of extra time
remaining and prodded the
ball into the bottom corner to
finally break the Ukrainian
team's stubborn resistance at
Stade Louis II.

Barcelona last won the
Super Cup in 1997 and also in
1992, but lost in 2006 to
UEFA Cup winner Sevilla.

Coach Pep Guardiola guid-
ed Barca to the treble last sea-
son, adding the La Liga and
Copa del Rey domestic dou-
ble to victory in the Champi-
ons League.

Messi, Barca's star in the
Champions League final win
over Manchester United, set-
tled the result with a typical
piece of skill, rolling the ball
from his right foot to his left
and playing a reverse pass into
Rodriguez's path as he ran
round the back of a defender.

Tempers flared at the end
of regulation time when Mes-
si went on a mazy run into the
area and complained angrily
that he had been impeded just
as he was about to shoot.

Shakhtar didn't threaten
Barcelona's goal until extra
time when substitute Julius
Aghahowa ran through and
forced goalkeeper Victor
Valdes into a low save in the
97th minute. Barcelona
replacement Bojan Krkic's
angled shot was saved by goal-
keeper Andriy Pyatov a
minute later as the game final-
ly came to life.

Rodriguez, another product
of Barca's flourishing youth
team, saw his angled shot
cleared off the line by right
back Darijo Srna early in the
second period of extra time.

Barca started the match
brightly, with Thierry Henry's
turn and shot from 20 yards
(meters) just over.

But chances were few for
Barcelona in the first half
against Shakhtar's defense,
which denied Messi and Zla-
tan Ibrahimovic space.

A neat move between Mes-
si and Ibrahimovic in the 32nd
released the Sweden striker
down the left but his return
pass to Messi was intercepted.
A minute later, Messi
squeezed a shot in from the
left that Pyatov saved.

Shakhtar showed good
movement off the ball but
Mircea Lucescu's team failed
to take a shot at goal until the
84th.

Ibrahimovic and Yaya
Toure, Barcelona's most
physical players, gradually
started to make their pres-
ence felt in the second half.
But the understanding
between Ibrahimovic — who
joined Barca from Inter Milan
while Samuel Eto'o went the
opposite way — and his new
teammates was patchy.

In the 54th, Ibrahimovic
stood flapping his arms in
frustration after Dani Alves
failed to spot him down the
left.

Henry, isolated for much of
the match, also showed signs
of frustration, and totally
missed the ball with an
attempted bicycle kick after
71 minutes.

Guardiola switched Messi
to a deep-lying role midway
through the second half,
allowing him to burst forward
into space and run at the tir-
ing Shakhtar defenders with
his electric pace.
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PAGE 12, SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2009 THE TRIBUNE

LOCAL NEWS



Local readers
believe Miss
Dominican
Republic stole

the show

































LAST weekend, the judges
chose Miss Venezuela Stefa-
niaHernandez to be the new
Miss Universe, but our read-
ers disagreed.

Those who voted for their favourite beauty on
www.tribune242.com overwhelmingly chose Miss
Dominican Republic Ada Aimee de la Cruz, who
came in second in the official polls; her country's
strongest finish since 2003.

Miss de la Cruz garnered 42 per cent of the local
vote, followed by Miss Bahamas Kiara Sherman,
who received 17 per cent of the vote.

Coming in third was the newly crowned Miss
Universe, however with only 0.6 per cent of the
vote.

Miss Honduras, Miss Mexico, Miss Jamaica,
Miss France, Miss Puerto Rico, Miss Panama and

») Miss Great Britain also have a few fans among Tri-
. , bune readers.
F , "Swanson" said: "These ladies are so outstand-

) jing...
: particularly Miss Dominican Republic. It's like

/ she prepared herself well in advance and has come
i

— / tothe Bahamas with one purpose — to win! After
y you meet her, you can't help but fall in line. The
ii. f J — saying is true: Preparation plus opportunity = suc-
E: i 7 cess!!!!"

es if ‘ "Final Answer" said: "Miss Dominican Republic
' Ada de la Cruz is stunning. She's gonna take it!"

According to "Terry", "Miss Dominican Repub-
lic is a QUEEN".

"Alex" added: "Although I'm a little more par-
tial to Miss Dominican Republic because I feel
she's really awesome ... I'd like to see a European
girl win, like France.”

Kiara Sherman supporter Rick Pratt said: "No
doubt about it, Miss Bahamas! Why not? Our
Queen deserves the best spot this year, and of
course I'm very, very patriotic. Let's go Miss
Bahamas.”

Meanwhile, Frankie Thompson, an enthusiastic
supporter of Miss Honduras, believes she is "out-
standing in every way" and said he was "so happy
to see her last Sunday along with all the other con-
testants."

Miss Fernandez made history as the second Miss
Venezuela in a row to be crowned Miss Universe.

“T feel honoured to be representing my country
in this way,” said 18-year-old Stefania Fernandez,
“Tt’s very exciting that we brought the crown home
again to our country.”

The win marked the first time that an outgoing
queen, in this case Dayana Mendoza, crowned her
successor from the same country. It marked an
exciting end to the 58th Miss Universe pageant
held at the Atlantis, Paradise Island.

Venezuela, which won its sixth crown, now has

\ the second most title holders, one less than the
, USA.

Ada Aimee de la Cruz
Miss Dominican Republic

Cd
2

Felipé Major/Tribune staff r

JUDGES’ PICK:
OWN Yer tes

Miss Universe
Stefania Fernandez

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