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The Tribune

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

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newspaper ( sobekcm )
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Spatial Coverage:
Bahamas

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

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BAHAMAS EDITION

Mum stams schoo
eating’ of daughter

Teen says she was
struck with metal rod
wrapped in tape

Outraged mother
plans to press charges



BRUISED: The teenager claims her injuries were caused
after being beaten by a school official.

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

AN outraged mother said she
plans to press criminal charges
against the public school offi-
cial she claimed beat her daugh-
ter leaving her with several
bruises.

Mother-of-two Clarinda Bas-
tian said she was called to CI
Gibson high school on Thurs-
day morning by her 15-year-old
daughter who said she had been
hit on the neck, back, arm and
buttocks by an administrator.

The teen claimed the school
official beat her with a metal
rod wrapped in black tape
because she thought she was
skipping class. But the girl said
she had a good reason to be
outside of the classroom claim-
ing she was late arriving to her
second period class because she
had stayed behind to copy notes

FIREFIGHTERS
in the blackened
St Francis
Xavier Cathedral
which was hit
by a blaze on
Friday morning.
The fire caused
extensive
damage to the
124-year-old
building

Felipé Major
/Tribune staff

off the chalkboard. She said
when she arrived at the physical
education class a few minutes
late, the school's gym was
locked so she and a few other
girls waited under a tree. At this
point a school official walked
up to the group, hit her, and
demanded that she go to class.

The girl claims she then went
to her homeroom teacher to get
a pass when the same school
official caught up with the girls
again and asked them to run
ahead to class. But the official
thought the girl was being dis-
obedient and began wielding
blows at her.

"All the girls who was with
me, they run ahead, I was the
only one behind and she told
me to walk up. I wasn't walking
fast enough for her so she hit
me all up in my back. And then

SEE page six

WEST END AND BIMINI MP Obi
yesterday. Mr. Wilchcombe appeared walking with the aid of a stick.



By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia. net

FIRE blazed in the rafters of the
original St Francis Xavier Cathe-
dral early yesterday, causing exten-
sive damage to the interior of the
124-year-old building.

An electrical short-circuit
sparked the blaze shortly after
4.30am. Security staff who heard
the popping sound of sparks alert-
ed Father Elvado Turnquest in the
rectory as the flames started to take
hold.

e Wilchcombe testified in court

By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter

nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

WEST END and Bimini
MP Obie Wilchcombe tes-
tified yesterday that more
than a week after Jett Tra-
volta’s death he was shown
two documents by former
Senator Pleasant Bridge-
water which were suppos-
edly harmful to the Tra-
voltas.

Mr Wilchcombe, who
was the first witness to take
the stand yesterday in the
attempted extortion case
against Bridgewater and
former ambulance driver
Tarino Lightbourne, said
he met with Bridgewater at
his office at Universal Dis-
tributors headquarters in
Freeport, Grand Bahama,
on January 12. He and
Bridgewater are partners in
the company.

According to Mr Wilch-
combe, Bridgewater told
him she had a client who
had a document that could
be harmful to the Tra-
voltas.

“Knowing all that we
did to protect the image of
the country and knowing
my relationship with the
Travoltas, she thought she
would bring it to my atten-
tion,” Mr Wilchcombe said.

“She showed me two
documents. I saw the name
Rand Memorial Hospital. I
saw the name John Travol-
ta. I said this is bulls...” Mr
Wilchcombe told the court.

Mr Wilchcombe said he
asked Bridgewater who her
client was, but she told him
she could not disclose that
information.

“T told her she should
tell her client to jump off a
roof and kill himself,” Mr
Wilchcombe said.



Fr Turnquest rushed across the
parking lot and up the stairs to the
old cathedral building on West
Street within minutes to make a
valiant attempt to save the blessed
sacrament of the holy Eucharist.

The associate rector at St Francis
Xavier estimates the fire had been
burning for around five minutes
before he peeked through the win-
dow on the west side of the church,
and dared to enter.

Flames were isolated on two
rafters in front of the altar and Fr
Turnquest saw a clear path to the
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Man charged
with murder
over shopping
centre stabbing

By NATARIO
McKENZIE

Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

A 23-YEAR-OLD
man charged with the
murder of 35-year-old
Randy Williams, who
was stabbed multiple
times at the Sea Grape
shopping Centre on
Tuesday, appeared in

Magistrate’s Court yes-
terday.

Marino T Archer
appeared before Chief

Magistrate Roger
Gomez in Court 1,
Bank Lane, yesterday,
charged with intention-
ally causing Mr
Williams’ death.

SEE page six

Pilot killing:
trio released

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net



THREE men taken into
custody in connection with
the killing of Bahamasair pilot
Lionel Lewis McQueen have
been released pending further
inquiries, according to police.

Police now suspect that
robbery might have been the
motive of two men believed
to have been involved in the
murder of Mr McQueen.

SEE page six

Cambridge indictment
‘could harm image of Bar’

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

PRESIDENT of the
Bahamas Bar Association
yesterday expressed concern
that the indictment of its trea-
surer and a member of the
Bar, Sidney Cambridge, may
set back efforts to improve its
public image at home while
diminishing its reputation
abroad.

Ruth Bowe-Darville said
she fears publicity of the case
involving Mr Cambridge
would spread the perception

SEE page six

kept. Armed with his handheld fire
extinguisher, the priest opened the
west-facing door in front of the
altar to make his way across the
building.

But the rush of oxygen that
entered with him fuelled the flames
and a wall of heavy smoke fell
between the priest and the holy
sacrament he was determined to
rescue.

Fr Turnquest aimed his fire
extinguisher at the two rafters drip-

SEE page two



PAGE 2, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2009

THE TRIBUNE



LOCAL NEWS

Blaze damages
historic cathedral

FROM page one

ping with flames in an effort
to tame the blaze, but quickly
realised it was far greater than
he would be able to fight.

And as the smoke quickly
grew heavier, Fr Turnquest
became disorientated.

“T couldn’t breathe at all,”
he said. “The smoke was so
thick it made it impossible to
go where I needed to go.

“It was blinding smoke,
blinding as in pitch dark, there
was nothing you could see.

“Tt was so thick it felt as
though you could just put
your hands out and part it.”

Altar

Fr Turnquest moved away
from the flames and back
towards the door behind the
altar where he made his exit.

As he waited 15 minutes for
Fire Services to get to the
scene, Fr Turnquest said it felt
like forever. When five fire
engines and 15 firefighters
arrived they forced entry
through the eastern door and
extinguished the blaze in nine
minutes, Assistant Superin-
tendent Walter Evans said.

The old stone building con-
tained the blaze, which was
concentrated in one area of
the wooden roof, and the
structural integrity of the
building has been preserved.

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However, the intensity of
the heat cracked the windows,
plaster on the walls and part
of the altar. Black smoke and
water caused extensive dam-
age to the interior.

Charred ashes fell from the
roof coating the altar, and
dropped on the blackened
carpet which melted into the
floor.

But the holy sacrament, the
blessed Eucharist, was safe.

St Francis Xavier was the
first Roman Catholic church
built in the Bahamas in 1885
and the old building contains
a large collection of valuable

paintings by a single artist,
some of which were destroyed
in the blaze. However the
majority of the collection
appears to have been spared,
or at least the damage should
be reparable.

Dramatic

But the damage was dra-
matic for members of the
2,000 strong congregation
who visited the church yes-
terday morning, solemn and
tearful as they saw the
charred interior of a place

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Joy Lindor Coleby, 47, a
mother of three, was deeply
affected by the damage.

She said: “This church basi-
cally has my entire life.

“My parents were married
here in 1959, myself and my
four siblings were married
here and received all of our
sacraments here, and now we
are in the third generation;
my children were baptised
here, they had their first com-
munion here and were con-
firmed here.

“T have a lot of good mem-
ories, and sad memories, as

my father, mother and broth-
er were eulogised here.”

As the congregation out-
grew the old cathedral a new
St Francis Xavier church
building was opened in 2004,
but the now fire-damaged
cathedral was still used for
weekday masses.

“It’s just shocking,” said
Patrice Knowles, 28.

“T have come here almost
all my life and I have so many
memories. It has a lot of his-
tory this place, and it still has
the old sacristy and baptismal.
It’s beautiful. I don’t know
what to say.”



Fr Turnquest comforted his
parishioners as they poured
over the devastation yester-
day.

“Tt is sad,” he said. “But in
another sense I have to
remind people that the church
is greater than just a building.
The church is the body of
people.

“We can be sad, but not
despairing, because no one
was hurt, no one was injured.
I could have been dead, but
the building will be repaired.”

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2009, PAGE 3



MORE THAN 100 READERS’ COMMENTS FLOOD THE PAPER’S WEBSITE

Tribune's ‘suspicious’
death story provokes
huge online response

0 What
they said

“Thanks to The
Tribune for
bringing this
injustice to the
fore; now the
responsible
thing lies at the
feet of the
Minister and the
Commissioner;
they have to be
held
accountable for
the action or
inaction of their
subordinates.
What else is
going on in this
country that we
are not being
made aware
of?...’

JUDY

“. Surely
proper police
procedures in
crime scene
analysis were
not carried out.
There is
still enough
evidence from
photos and
hopefully an
accurate
autopsy was
conducted
which will
corroborate
when the
evidence in the
vehicle speaks
to.’

RETIRED NEW YORK
POLICE DETECTIVE

“I hope
someone at The
Tribune presses
Tommy
Turnquest and
Reginald
Ferguson for an
update in this
matter! The
eyes of the
world are upon
us and the
Emperor is as
naked as a
newborn....I am
ashamed as a
Bahamian!”

ANOTHER POSTER

“Our police
force has
always been
held in high
regard in our
region and
others look to
us for the
techniques used
in solving crime;
isn't it possible
that is was
merely a traffic
accident as
initially
reported?”

DEBORAH MOSS

“there are
101 reasons not
to trust the
police when one
is aware that
proper protocol
was not
followed.”

REPLY TO DEBORAH

COMMENTS came flooding

: into The Tribune’s website yes-
? terday in response to a story of
? the “suspicious” death of Pre-
i ston Ferguson, published in
i The Tribune on Tuesday. Up
? to press time yesterday, the sto-
i ry received 101 comments
? online from outraged readers,
i marking it the most commented
? piece on the website since its
i launch on August 10.

Unanswered questions loom

: around the police’s version of
: how 38-year-old Ferguson died.
? The Exumian resident, was
i found dead in a slightly truck
i on the side of the road, in the
: area of Ocean Addition East
i with a massive injury to the
i head on the morning of August
i 2.

The family believes that Pre-

? ston was murdered. They claim
i to know of an individual with a
? motive to kill him. They think
? that the police’s account that
? “he had run off the road and
i? hit a utility pole” is completely
i at odds with evidence account-
? ed for in photographs taken at
i the scene.

To date, Preston’s death is

: being considered accident.
? However family members con-
? tend that he was murdered and
i blame police for mishandling
i the investigation into his death.
? (See ‘Victim of Murder’ article
i on Tribune242’s website for
i more details surrounding Pre-
: ston’s death).

Speaking with The Tribune

i yesterday, Police Commission-
i er Reginald Ferguson said,
: “There are no persons in ques-
i tion with the incident to-date. I
? am not intimately involved in
i the investigation like that. But
i every bit of information and
? every person who has some-
i thing to contribute to the inves-
i tigation will be interviewed.”

According to the family,

: police got “rid of every single
i piece of evidence.”
i pany truck Ferguson was found
? in was sent back to his employ-
i er, Grand Isles Villas. This
i detail raises even more suspi-
? cion in the family’s eyes. They
i say he wouldn’t have driven the
? company truck the night he was
i killed. They believe he was
i murdered, and put in the vehi-
i cle, after the “staged” accident.

The com-

The family, told The Tribune

i last week that they had met
? with Commissioner of Police
? Reginald Ferguson on the mat-
? ter and was informed that an
i investigation is continuing and
i that “experts are conducting a
? re-enactment of the accident.”
? They also met with National
? Security Minister Tommy Turn-
i quest about the matter.

On another matter, The Tri-

i bune asked the Police Com-
i missioner and Minister Turn-
? quest about the re-enactment
: of the accident. They gave con-
? flicting information on the re-
i enactment, which is supposed
i to take place very soon.

According to Mr Turnquest,

? police indicated they would
? conduct a re-enactment of the
i? accident by today (Friday), with
: the family present. However,
? Commissioner Ferguson said
i he has no knowledge of such
i procedure on schedule for the
i day.

Minister Turnquest said he

i sympathized with the family
i when they came to him as an
: appeal from the police. “They
i were not satisfied with the
? answers that yielded in their
i investigation,” he said. “I told
? them Id get back to them, and
i I did.”

Minister Turnquest recalled

i the time when he was initially
i informed of the incident:

“The accident happened

? while I was on vacation in
i August, so I wasn’t aware of
i the situation. When I returned,
i the family came in to see me
i with photos, after meeting with
i the Commissioner. Their initial
: option was to look at it as a
i homicide. However, there was
i nothing there in the evidence
i at the time to deem it a homi-
i cide.

“The concerns the family

i made were brought to my
? attention and I asked them to
i review it again,” he said.

The majority of comments

i from Tribune online readers
i expressed outrage on the
: details surrounding Preston’s
? death; raising questions as to
? whether Exumian police did a
i thorough job in their investiga-
? tions. Additional posts ham-
i mered hard at the initial
; response to the incident by the

PRESTON FERGUSON



Police Commissioner and
National Security Minister.

One poster under the name
of Judy said: “Thanks to The
Tribune for bringing this injus-
tice to the fore; now the respon-
sible thing lies at the feet of the
Minister and the Commission-
er; they have to be held
accountable for the action or
inaction of their subordinates.
What else is going on in this
country that we are not being
made aware of?... It is obvious
that the members of the family
are respectable people and
would not waste the public’s
time unless they were prepared
to supply the necessary evi-
dence to assist the police in
bringing the perpetrators to jus-
tice. Reginald Ferguson, be
grateful for the evidence, take it
and conduct the investigation.”

In defence, Police Commis-
sioner Ferguson told The Tri-
bune yesterday: “The police
always conduct proper investi-
gations. We met with the fami-
ly before. Whatever questions
they have we’re always here to
meet with them again.”

Comments

Readers filled the comments
section of the story on Tri-
bune242.com, voicing their
views on the case surrounding
Preston’s death.

A retired police detective
with the New York Police
Department commented:
“surely proper police proce-
dures in crime scene analysis
were not carried out. There is
still enough evidence from pho-
tos and hopefully an accurate
autopsy was conducted which
will corroborate when the evi-
dence in the vehicle speaks to.
There must be some trace evi-
dence still left in the vehicle;
that your forensic lab techs can
test for proper analysis... There
seems to be an increase in
crime for such a small but beau-
tiful country...It is never too
late to solve a murder.”

Another poster said: “I hope
someone at The Tribune press-
es Tommy Turnquest and Regi-
nald Ferguson for an update in
this matter! The eyes of the
world are upon us and the
Emperor is as naked as a new-
born....1 am ashamed as a
Bahamian! Here we are with
some of the best and brightest
minds, and the actions of a few
lazy police make us out to be

no more than a bunch of back-
ward fishing villagers.”

In a subject title, “Why can’t
we trust the Police,” Deborah
Moss said: “Our police force
has always been held in high
regard in our region and oth-
ers look to us for the techniques
used in solving crime; isn't it
possible that is was merely a
traffic accident as initially
reported? Why would the
police lies about this case?”

One poster in reply to Deb-
orah’s comment said: “...there
are 101 reasons not to trust the
police when one is aware that
proper protocol was not fol-
lowed. The police force can ver-
ify that they were and are not
always held in the highest
regard. If you were privy to cer-
tain information and evidence,
perhaps your statement would-
n't be so lopsided. Thank you!

Why have the last people
(seen with this man) not been
brought in for questioning?”

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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE





The Tribune Limited

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

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

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

(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

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Publisher/Editor 1972-

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Shirley Street, RO. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas
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New Iran charge boosts sanctions move

NEW YORK — New charges of nuclear
duplicity by Iran strengthen the hand of the
USS. and other world powers seeking tougher
sanctions against Tehran.

Unless the announcement Friday in Pitts-
burgh by the President Barack Obama and
the leaders of France and Britain pushes Iran
to give more ground on the nuclear issue in
coming weeks, there is likely to be added
momentum to punish the Iranians through
new international penalties.

After a week of meetings at the U.N. in
New York aimed at thwarting Iranian nuclear
ambitions, there were hopeful hints of move-
ment between the US. and its partners and
even signs of openness from Iran. But it's hard
to see that yielding a grand bargain anytime
soon.

Among the positive steps: After years of
resisting negotiations, the Iranians have agreed
to meet with officials of the U.S. and five oth-
er world powers in Geneva next week. Nuclear
issues are on the agenda, but Iran says that
doesn't include its own nuclear programme.

Obama also won a new measure of Russian
support — at least rhetorically — for imposing
tougher international sanctions to squeeze
Iran in the months ahead if the Geneva talks
lead to a dead end.

A week after Obama pleased Russia by
scaling back a Bush-era missile shield propos-
al for Europe, Russian President Dmitry
Medvedev responded by suggesting his gov-
ernment might look favourably at stiffening
sanctions if Iran proves unreceptive.

China, however, whose cooperation on
sanctions enforcement also would be impor-
tant, remains publicly opposed to threatening
penalties and threw a damper on any support.

"China always believes that sanction and
pressure should not be an option and will not
be conducive to the current diplomatic efforts
over the Iran nuclear issue," said Chinese For-
eign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu.

China and Russia are essential for sanc-
tions to succeed because of their large and
growing trade and investment interests in the
Gulf region. China, which depends on foreign
imports for about half its oil, counts Iran as its
third-largest supplier. It also sells weapons to
Iran, and the Pentagon said earlier this year
that some were ending up with terrorist groups
in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Even with support for sanctions still uncer-
tain, Iran seemed to set a softer tone during the
U.N. General Assembly this week. President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told The Associat-
ed Press his government will not stand in the
way of "free and open" discussion of nuclear
issues at the Geneva talks.

The next day, he indicated for the first time
that Tehran would be willing to have its
nuclear experts meet with Western scientists.
Protests outside Ahmadinejad's hotel hinted at
a strong factor in Iran's sudden flexibility —
the regime may be more inclined to deal in
light of the domestic upheaval still stmmer-
ing after the disputed June presidential election
and the government's crackdown.

Time is a crucial factor for all the parties.
The longer a stalemate or standoff continues,
the closer Iran is likely to get to having the
capacity to build a nuclear bomb — although
the Tehran government insists the U.S. and
others are wrong in claiming it intends to go

nuclear. Obama, along with the leaders of
Britain and France in Pittsburgh for the G-20
economic summit, accused Iran of building a
covert underground plant to produce nuclear
fuel. A diplomat in Vienna and another Euro-
pean government official told The Associated
Press that Iran has informed the U.N. nuclear
agency that it has a previously undeclared ura-
nium enriching facility.

The officials, who spoke on the condition of
anonymity because the information was con-
fidential, said Tehran revealed the existence of
the second enrichment plant in a letter sent
Monday to Mohamed ElBaradei, the head of
the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Obama has said he will assess the state of
diplomatic progress with Iran by December,
emphasizing that talks cannot drag on indefi-
nitely. Israel, fearing it would be the target of
Iranian nuclear threats, has talked of the pos-
sibility of a pre-emptive strike.

By US. estimates, Iran is one to five years
away from having a nuclear weapons capabil-
ity, although U.S. intelligence also believes
that Iranian leaders have not yet made the
decision to build a weapon.

Iran also is developing a long-range ballis-
tic missile that could carry a nuclear warhead,
but the administration said last week that it
believes that effort has been slowed — which
paved the way for the Obama's decision to
shelve the Bush missile shield plan, which
would have targeted Iranian ballistic missiles.

Nicholas Burns, a professor of diplomacy at
Harvard who was the Bush administration's
point man on Iran from 2005-08, said he's
sceptical that the coming talks will produce a
breakthrough. But he believes Obama is right
totry. “It's far too early to say whether or not
the Iranian government is going to be at all
serious about these negotiations,” Burns said
in atelephone interview. "They have turned
down negotiations or resisted them for the
past three years.

"Now that they are going to start talks with
the US., I think we should expect Iran is going
to be extraordinarily difficult in these negoti-
ations and that there is a very good prospect
that they will not succeed," he said.

In Burns' view, making the attempt at bar-
gaining strengthens Obama's hand in the event
the talks fail and he resorts to seeking tougher
sanctions. Even the sanctions path would be
an uncertain gambit. Enforcing penalties would
be difficult and there is no assurance that even
the fullest enforcement would compel Iran to
change its mind on restraining its nuclear pro-
gramme. Sami Alfaraj, a Kuwaiti security
expert who advises the Gulf Cooperation
Council — a regional body that includes Sau-
di Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait,
Qatar, Bahrain and Oman — said in a tele-
phone interview that negotiations with Iran
would be more effective if those six Gulf coun-
tries were given a place at the bargaining table.

Alfaraj expects no negotiating breakthrough
in the short term, but he believes there is a rea-
sonable possibility that if the U.S. and the oth-
er established nuclear powers take new and
significant steps toward disarmament, Iran
might see reason to reconsider its nuclear
stance.

"I'm modestly optimistic," he said.

_(This article was written by Robert Burns,
AP National Security writer).

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perfect for PLP
leadership team

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I would be most negligent
if I did not show my humble
gratitude to you for permit-
ting me the opportunity to
express my thoughts in print
via your journal.

Having established that, I
will say that I watch with
much baited breath as the
“race” for leader and deputy
leader of the very historic
Progressive Liberal Party
moves on. I expect it to
“spice” up around the first
week in October and with
that in mind I decided to get
my two cents in before the
over-heated debates com-
mence.

My dear friend and col-
league, Philip “Brave” Davis
has tossed his proverbial hat
in the ring declaring that he
is ready to join the leader-
ship team of the PLP via the
position of Deputy Leader. I
cannot think of a more suit-
able person to join such a
team.

Not only do I think Philip
“Brave” Davis is perfect for

LETTERS

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PLP but I think he is also
very good for this country
in general. It is definitely no
secret that our judicial sys-
tem is in shambles and in
dire need of a team, headed
by a well-rounded legally
sound individual who will
bring it back to a place that
would make us proud as the
country’s legal professions.

Brave, as he is affection-
ately called, is an accom-
plished attorney, parlia-
mentarian, philanthropist
and family man. He is the
Senior Partner in one of the
leading law firms in the
Bahamas, Davis & Co., and
is considered one of the
leading advocates in the
country. Although short in
stature, he stands tall
amongst us in the legal field,
having acquired the tremen-
dous experience that he has
over the years.

In recent times I’ve seen

Brave referred to as a “legal
genius” and to this I can
attest hands down. I have
seen him come through the
most difficult cases victori-
ous and with humble confi-
dence. I don’t think any of
us in this admirable legal
field would disagree when I
say that, if given the oppor-
tunity Brave can put our
legal system in order and in
so doing, bring a halt to the
high criminal activity in this
country.

In all, I know Brave is the
better choice for Deputy
Leader of the Progressive
Liberal Party and I know he
will be successful in this
regard at his party’s upcom-
ing convention. What I
would like to see is this —
Should the PLP be victori-
ous in the 2012 General
Elections, Philip “Brave”
Davis appointed Minister of
National Security or Minis-
ter of Legal Affairs. He is
truly a man for all seasons.

LEGAL EAGLE
Nassau,

the leadership team of the

September 23, 2009

‘When the spirit moves them’
— the work ethic of Bahamians

EDITOR, The Tribune.

A friend of mine is manager of a store in
one of the family islands and I asked him
what time his staff get to work and his reply
was "when the spirit moves them."

Unfortunately, there is a lot of truth in
what he said as a joke.

My wife had to have a medical procedure
on Thursday morning and she was not
allowed to eat prior so we stopped at a food
store to pick up some Ensure.

It was 7.15am and there was only one
cashier on duty. I asked where the others
were and she said "they ain't reach yet" so I
asked what time they were supposed to start
and she said 7:00am.

The procedure had to be done at the
PMH and even though the deposit had been
paid I had to go to the business office to
pick up "the front sheet". Just a taste of
Government health care.

The small room was full and there was
only one cashier on duty. Someone asked
why the second cashier was not on duty and
I reminded them that the Punch comes out
on Thursday, or perhaps she had not had
breakfast yet or talked to her "sweetie".
She finally graced us with her presence
about twenty minutes later.

I rushed back expecting to find the nurs-
es anxiously awaiting the important "front
sheet”. I was wrong. There were two other
patients waiting for the same procedure and
nothing was done until I went and request-
ed that they be given some attention (anoth-
er taste of Government health care).

While waiting in the business office a
gentleman told me that he would be stand-
ing in another line later to collect some med-
ication for his wife, which he has to do every
month and the waiting time is about three
hours.

I saw him again about three hours later
and he told me that it was taking a little
longer that morning because there was only
one cashier on duty (I presume the second
one is a slow reader or maybe she reads
The Tribune also or she has two or three
"sweeties").

On the plus side the treatment by the
private doctor was first class, as expected,
and the nurses were very efficient.

So, with so many Bahamians moving only
when "the spirit moves them" and so many
people unemployed why do the employers
(including Government) tolerate it?

SIDNEY SWEETING, DDS
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Marital rape: We must live by

God’s word, not the world system

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Marital rape is not for
Christians and if we say we
are a Christian nation then
we must live by the word
of God and not the world
system. 1 Corthinthian 7:1-5,
St Matthew 19: 4-6.

Before a husband or wife
says they were raped, they
must have already taken two
steps within the marriage.

1) Did they seek help
from a licensed marriage
counsellor or their pas-
tor/minister?

Root causes of problems
in marital relationships can
be likened to a tree’s root
system. If left alone for a
long enough period, they
grow deep and branch out.

2) Did they file for legal
separation and move away
from each other? It’s the
law.

Men go by what they see,
women go by their emo-
tions.

A wife cannot walk
around in the house half
nude, come out of the show-
er wet, sleep in the same bed
under her husband and
expect him not to roll over
and not wanting sex. If a
husband is upset and he sees
his wife, 99.1 per cent of hus-
bands today if they are upset
and they see their wife ina
good sexual way they want
to have sex (just to please
themselves).

A wife works by her emo-
tions or mine. If her hus-

band did not cover one to
three of a woman’s five basic
needs for that day, she will
shut down.

1) Affection

2) Communication

3) Honesty and openness

4) Financial support

5) Family commitment

She will shut down, close
shop, put on three layers of
clothes just for bed, will not
cook or clean and last, but
not least, she will put on
pads and say this is her time
of the month — move away.
Ephesians 5:25.

TERRANCE GILBERT
Nassau,
September, 2009.

Casuarinas and Scaevola should he eliminated

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Following the extensive series of letters
and articles on this subject, readers would do
well to be referred to an article in The
Bahamas Journal of Science of November
2002 - subject: “Invasive Alien Plants To
Look Out For” by John L Hammerton.

As well as the casuarina, which is basi-
cally a weed that infests any cleared area
of land — see large areas of Coral Harbour,
NP — the other principal invasive gaining
extensively is Scaevola taccada. This appears
to have been planted, mistakenly, on the
dune opposite Orange Hill, amongst the
native Sea Grapes. It is mostly the Scaevola
that obscures the sea view. It has also gained
extensive foothold in many areas, some hav-
ing been purposely planted. A total of 32
species is listed in the article.

The article closes with the following: “S.

taccada presents a clear and present dan-
ger to coastal beach ridge communities and
to biodiversity in North Andros and else-
where; decisions are urgently needed as to
how this species (and casuarinas too, of
course - NW) should be managed. The dis-
tribution of S. taccada in New Providence
also needs evaluating urgently.”

My conclusion has been for many years
that casuarinas and now Scaevola should
be eliminated as far as possible, allowing
true native coppice to be planted and return
to these areas. Casuarinas are killed by fire,
but the resultant mess of bare stumps is
worse than the living trees — if that’s pos-
sible!

NICK WARDLE
Nassau,

Coral Harbour,
September, 2009



THE TRIBUNE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2009, PAGE 5



LOCAL NEWS



"Tis so dern vex that we
didn't make it on CNN for
having recently discovered
a primitive tribe wid a few
men in da Bahamas where
da men still believe it is ok
ta rape da wife. I can just
see dem pictures on TV
like da cartoons where a
few men with a leaf cover-
ing dey 'tingum' walking
with a club in one hand
and dragging da wife
behind by her hair.

"Mind ya, yinna wonder
where dey gets these ways
from and dey really should
be on ‘America's Most
Wanted’ instead for even
trying ta justify such a
heinous and evil act of
rape!"

‘Darwin’, Nassau.

"Tis so vex when I reads
in a daily paper one letter
that recommends a crime
committee be made up
with retired senior police
and other police. If the
present ones can’t solve
dem crimes, why you ga'
bring the retired ones to
solve it when dey is the
ones responsible for the
present ones? Ya gats to
be crazy wid dis nepotism
ting. If y'all wants ta stop
crime, create a committee
wid all of us victims of
crime, wid da powers to
hire an' fire da police
instead of bullskating all
over da place!’

Victim.

"Disregard and total
lack of courtesy is why am
vex. Motorists in Nassau
are always in a rush and
continue to show no
respect to others on the
road. I say this as I
watched a very nasty acci-
dent occur on last Friday in
front of the Ministry of
Public Works.

"I wish that motorists
would consider the times
that they travel on the road
and be mindful that traffic
is everywhere especially
during the hours when
school is out. So plan your
travels properly — and it is
better late than never."

Concerned motorist.

"T happy that the
Bahamas government has
finally recognized profes-
sional Bahamian tennis
player, Mark Knowles, for
his longtime achievements.
I'm not even a tennis fan
but know he has always
performed his best and
represented his country
proudly (no news-making
bad behaviour here!) Also
good to see that other
sports, besides track, can
receive acknowledgments.
Now government needs to
include a piece of land in
Long Island as part of his
reward.

"That would be the icing
on the cake.”

Happy for Mark

ROBBERS IN GREEN HONDA BELIEVED TO HAVE STRUCK AGAIN

Woman is victim of public land to
eunpoint robbery

THERE has been another report of a
woman being followed home and robbed at
gunpoint by two men in a green car in the
eastern part of New Providence.

She is the fifth person to have been
robbed or followed in the area by culprits
travelling in what is thought to be a Honda,
including St Agustine’s College principal
Sonia Knowles, who was held up at her
doorstep on Tuesday.

In an email circulating around Nassau
yesterday, the latest victim explained that
two men in a car followed her out of Blair
and along Eastern road.

“Twas aware of them the whole time and
then as I got closer to my house I slowed
down and they passed me, so I thought I
was safe,” she wrote.

“Unfortunately, they saw where I turned
in and they parked in the driveway just east
of me.

“As I was waiting for my garage door to
open, one of the men smashed my passen-
ger side window and put a gun to my head.

“He told me to give him my money and
then after he got my purse he wanted me to
go inside the house. At this point I put my
car in reverse and just gunned it.

“Fortunately, my cousin lives just east of
me and she and her husband were home, so
they were able to help me.”

The woman described her attacker as
slim, of medium height and wearing dread-
locks. She said he sounded Bahamian.

The other man was described as having
close-cropped hair, but the victim said she
was too far away to notice anything more
about him.

“The car was a medium sized car, either
dark blue or green,” the woman said.

Earlier this week, another woman sent
out an email which read: “T live in the Blair
area and I was followed home last Friday,
2.30pm, by a dark green Honda civic with
two men.

“Luckily, I got to my front door and
inside before anything could happen. I
called the police immediately and a car was
dispatched but I have still heard of sightings.

Last week, yet another woman warned,
“It is important to keep your vigil as we
try to protect our community. The eyes of
residents are the best form of protection
and a call to the police is important, even if
you think it is insignificant or untimely.
Stay safe.

“Also be on the look out for the Green
Honda; they almost got me twice in Gra-
ham Acres, by my mothers house.

“The first time it was luck because my
mother was home to open her door... and
the second time I was a little more vigilant

and spotted the car behind me driving
through Graham Acres.

“This is true about the green car, two
black men, one of them a rasta. The green
Honda Civic is an old colour but has some
silver through it. Tried getting the licence
plate on Friday past. I think I got some of
the numbers but they had a tint over the
numbers so it made it very difficult.

“They are looking for women who are
coming home and have to get out of their
car to open the door and then they rob
them.

“Just be careful, always look behind you
when you are pulling into your driveway,
don't stop.”

One of the potential victims did record
the vehicle’s licence plate, and this infor-
mation has been turned over to the police.

The latest victim wrote: “Ladies, please
be very careful, if you think you are being
followed go to the nearest police station, but
do not go home.

“It has been suggested to me that we
should form some sort of community task
force, I would be interested in getting
together with anyone else that would be
interested to see if there is anything we can
do to assist the police in getting these guys.”

QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOURS 2008: Government House ceremony
Twenty Bahamians presented with medals

TWENTY Bahamian recipi-
ents of the Queen’s Birthday
Honours, 2008, were presented
with their medals during an
investiture ceremony at Gov-
ernment House on Thursday.

Governor General Arthur
Hanna presented the medals.

Receiving the insignia of
Commander of the Most Excel-
lent Order of the British Empire
(CBE) (Civil Division) (CBE)
were Senator Vincent Vander-
pool Wallace, Minister of

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RECIPIENTS of the Queen’s Birth-
day Honours pose for a group shot
during a gala ceremony at Gov-
ernment House on Thursday, Sep-
tember 24. Pictured in the fore-
ground from left: Secretary to the
Governor General, Diana Light-
bourne; Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham; Governor General Arthur
Hanna and President of the
Bahamas Christian Council, Rev
Patrick Paul.

Tourism and Aviation; and
Wendy Craigg, Governor of the
Central Bank of the Bahamas.

The insignia of Officer of the
Most Excellent Order of the
British Empire (OBE) were Dr
George H Sherman, for his con-
tribution to medicine; Dr
Davidson Hepburn, a former
Ambassador to the United
Nations; and Sylvia E Scriven, a
former MP for Ann’s Town, for
her contribution to politics.

The recipients of the Most
Excellent Order of The British
Empire (MBE) were Marina
Glinton, John Campbell
Albury, Frank Russell, Edwin
Velock Brown, Oswald Mar-
shall, Yvonne B Isaacs and
Wilbert Braynen.

The Queen’s Police Medal
went to Christopher Noel
McCoy, Retired Acting Deputy

Commissioner of Police; and
Willard Minzo Cunningham,
Chief Superintendent of Police.

Presented with the British
Empire Medal (BEM) (Civil
Division) were Beryl Adams,
Laurin Knowles, Melvern Boo-
tle-Cornish, Rev Newton
Williamson, Barbara Darville,
Joanna Newton-Russell,
Felamease Sawyer, Dolly Mills
and George Russell.

Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham said that in an effort to
secure its future and national
identity, a nation must take
steps such as this.

“AlIl nations, in an effort to
secure their futures and the con-
servation, cultivation and pro-
motion of their national identi-
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the Governor General includ-
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FROM FRONT PAGE

Mum slams school ‘heating’ of daughter

FROM page one

I told her she hit me on the
neck with the stick, she said
‘Good, I should have hit you
some place else," said the girl,
who claimed she was hit more
than five times.

The teenager has a large
bruise on her left arm and right
buttock and complains of pains
in her neck and back. She told
The Tribune she is afraid to
return to school because she
may be targeted by the official.

The school's principal, Ms
Elaine Williams, told The Tri-
bune it was not the official's
intent to harm the child.

"Administrators are empow-
ered to punish, of course it's
always expected that you pun-
ish properly, but there was a

whole situation with this child.
She kept putting her hand in
the way — it was not a deliber-
ate something on my adminis-
trator's part,” she said.

Ms Williams said she had
requested that Ms Bastian and
her daughter come to her office
yesterday so she could assess
the extent of the child's injuries.
However, she said, they never
showed up.

When contacted for com-
ment yesterday, Minister of
Education Carl Bethel said he
was aware of the incident. He
explained that corporal pun-
ishment was a legal form of dis-
ciple in public schools "where
warranted" but only when car-
ried out by a senior mistress,
senior master, principal or vice-
principal.

He added that he expected

a full report on the incident, as
is required whenever corporal
punishment is administered in
the public school system.

"This matter is a matter of
concern in any event because
it involved the infliction of
some kind of corporal punish-
ment — in this case there will
be a full report. It will have to
be reviewed by senior officials
in the ministry (who will deter-
mine) whether the punishment
was proportionate. At that
point the ministry will make its
evaluation of the matter," said
Mr Bethel.

In the meantime, Ms Bast-
ian said she is frustrated
because she feels the school has
not taken the incident serious-
ly.

She has filed a complaint
with police.

Man charged over shopping centre stabbing

FROM page one

Police reported that Mr
Williams, of Gladstone Road,
and another man were in the
shopping centre car park,
near the entrance to Body
Zone Fitness gym around
5pm Tuesday, when they
started to argue.

The argument escalated
and Mr Williams was stabbed
several times. He was rushed
to the Princess Margaret Hos-
pital where he died half an
hour later, according to
police.

Mr Williams is the coun-
try's 63rd murder victim this
year.

Archer, of Marx End, East-
ern Estates, was not required
to enter a plea to the murder
charge.

He was remanded to Her
Majesty’s Prison. The case has
been adjourned to October
23 and transferred to Court
10, Nassau Street.

His attorney Ian Cargill
said he is seeking to have the
case reviewed by the Attor-
ney General’s Office so that
the charge can be reduced to
manslaughter.



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Fears that Cambridge indictment ‘could harm image of Bar’

FROM page one

that Bahamian attorneys are
“very vulnerable and
gullible.”

Mr Cambridge, until Thurs-
day a partner with law firm
Callender’s and Co, was
indicted in a criminal com-
plaint in the US on Wednes-
day on charges that he know-
ingly laundered money while
acting in a legal capacity for a
Florida politician, who was
also charged, following a
three-year FBI “sting” oper-
ation.

Mrs Bowe-Darville said: “It
really doesn’t portray (the
Bahamas Bar) in a very good
light. The allegations would
make us appear very vulnera-
ble and gullible, in terms of








the perception that anyone
can walk into our offices and
pose as this one or next one
and that we’re not doing due
diligence we ought to be
doing in respect of clients we
deal with in The Bahamas.”

The President made her
comments as she confirmed
that Mr Cambridge has
resigned as treasurer of the
organisation, a position he
had held for ten years.

In confirming this step, Mrs
Bowe-Darville noted that she
had been “shocked and sad-
dened” to read news reports
of the indictment of Mr Cam-
bridge.

Stating that the attorney’s
“contribution will be greatly
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having given “stellar service”
with the “utmost integrity.”

Meanwhile, Mrs Bowe-
Darville added that the alle-
gations against Mr Cambridge
come at a “critical time for
the Bar” which, in what some
may view as an ironic twist to
the shocking turn of events
involving Mr Cambridge, had
seen the attorney become a
key player in the “new
restructuring and revitalizing
programme” aimed at
improving its public image.

“T said when was elected I
said that it’s very important
that we revitalise and restruc-
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relates to its public image,
which has been suffering so
badly because of incidences
like this.

“We started the pro-
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but it seems as if every time

we take one step forward we
end up taking two steps
back,” lamented the Presi-
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This news came a day after
it was revealed that Mr Cam-
bridge has been indicted in a
US District Court, along with
a Florida politician and two
others, on charges of conspir-
acy to commit money laun-
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That revelation resulted in
his resignation from two oth-
er top positions on Thursday
— that of partner in Callen-
der’s and Co, the prominent
law firm where he was an
attorney, and from the post
of treasurer of the PLP.

In a statement released
Thursday, PLP leader Perry
Christie said Mr Cambridge
had assured him of his inno-
cence and was now seeking
to focus all of his energies on
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FROM page one

Yesterday Raymond Gibson, Assistant Commisioner of
Police in charge of crime, said officers are making very good
progress in their investigation into the brutal killing of the
pilot and expect to make a breakthrough soon.

Mr McQueen, described as quiet and popular man, died at
around 4am on Sunday, September 20, after being shot multi-
ple times in his Golden Palms Estate home, near Kennedy
subdivision.

He was engaged to be married in February next year.

His cousin and roommate, Martez Saunders, also received
several gunshot wounds and remains in hospital. Police say
they have yet to have an opportunity to question him about the
incident.

Meanwhile, despite a $10,000 reward being offered by Burg-
er King for information leading to the arrest or conviction of
those responsible for his death, police have not had the same
success with their investigations into the killing of Rashad
Morris, manager of Burger King’s Frederick Street restaurant.

Both Mr McQueen and Mr Morris died hours apart in grue-
some circumstances in the early hours of the same morning.

Mr Morris, 21, of John Street, Baillou Hill Road, was brutally
beaten and stabbed at the Burger King restaurant on Harrold
Road, western New Providence, which he had formerly man-
aged.

Police believe the 21-year-old was taken to the store by his
killer or killers who then tried to force him to open the safe.
When he failed to do so, Mr Morris was beaten in the manager’s
office. He was dragged outside where he was again beaten
and stabbed several times.

He was found lying in a pool of blood with multiple stab
wounds at around 1.30am on Sunday and pronounced dead at
the scene, becoming the 61st murder victim this year.

Assistant Commissioner Gibson appealed to those who may
have information to contact police, or call 911 or 919, or call
Crime Stoppers anonymously on 328-TIPS (8477).

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LOCAL NEWS

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LOCAL Baptist ministers joined with members of the Work-
ers’ Party as they held a candlelight vigil at the site of the now
demolished Canaan Baptist Church.

According to the Workers’ Party leader Rodney Moncur,
there were more than 500 people who attended the event on
Thursday night at the church site in Sir Lynden Pindling Estates.

Minister Juan Miller conducted a small service where pastors
reportedly prayed for God to touch Arawak Homes CEO
Franklyn Wilson’s heart and allow them to rebuild the church
on the site. Mr Moncur, in his capacity as leader of the Work-
ers’ party, added that he will continue to pray for Mr Wilson
who had the church demolished after the courts ruled in his
favour that the land belonged to his company.

“We should continue to pray for Mr Wilson and he should do
the right thing and sell the property for a reasonable price so it
can be rebuilt,” Mr Moncur said.

Since the initial donation of blocks and sand was made to the
church after the building was destroyed, Mr Moncur said an
anonymous donor has donated another 500 blocks to the cause.

Wilchcombe testifies
at John Travolta trial

FROM page one

Mr Wilchcombe said he
phoned Mark Smith, the Tra-
volta family’s doctor, then
phoned Michael Ossi, lead
attorney for the Travoltas. Mr
Wilchcombe told the court that
following that conversation, he
received a phone call from
another attorney for the Tra-
voltas. Mr Wilchcombe said he
took the call in the reception
area, spoke to the attorney,
then called Bridgewater to the
telephone before returning to
his office. During cross-exam-
ination by Bridgewater’s attor-
ney Murrio Ducille, Mr Wilch-
combe admitted that Bridge-
water had not instructed him
to call anyone and had come to
him because she was concerned
about the documents she had
in her possession.

According to Mr Wilch-
combe, Bridgewater said she
did not want any harm to come
to the Travoltas and had never
told him that he was to be an
agent to extract money from
John Travolta based on the
documents she had in her pos-
session.

During cross-examination
by Lightbourne’s attorney Carl-
son Shurland, Mr Wilchcombe
admitted he had been arrested
in connection with the extor-
tion attempt and that he had
told a local newspaper that he
thought the ordeal was a con-
spiracy against him. Mr Wilch-
combe also admitted that
Bridgewater had never told him
that her client was seeking to
extract money from Mr Tra-
volta.

Attorney Michael Ossi tes-
tified yesterday that he spoke
with Mr Wilchcombe by tele-
phone around 5.30 pm on Jan-
uary 12 and following that con-



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TRAVOLTA FAMILY attorney
Michael Ossi outside court
yesterday.

versation he phone Michael
McDermott, another attorney
for the Travoltas. Mr Ossi also
told the court that on Saturday,
January 17, he had a meeting
with attorneys Allyson May-
nard Gibson, Damian Gomez,
Michael McDermott, Howard
Butler and Michael Hamilton
at the firm of Gibson and Co.
The case resumes on Mon-
day at 10.30. Mrs Maynard-Gib-
son and Mr McDermott are
expected to take the stand next
week. Bridgewater, a former
PLP senator, and Lightbourne,
a former ambulance driver, are
accused of attempting to extort
$25 million from Hollywood
celebrity John Travolta.
Prosecutors have called six
witnesses, including Mr Tra-
volta who took the stand on
Wednesday. Mr Travolta is
expected to be recalled next
week. Bridgewater, 49, and
Lightbourne, 47, are accused of
conspiring to extort and
attempting to extort money
from Mr Travolta between Jan-
uary 2 and 20 by means of
threats. Bridgewater is also
accused of abetment to extort.

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ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
who knows any reason why registration/naturalization should not
be granted, should send a written and signed statement of the
facts within twenty-eight days from the 26'" day of September,
2009 to the Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship,
P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LOUISE PIERRE of FIRETRAIL
ROAD, P.O. BOX CB-12627, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 26'" day
of September, 2009 to the Minister responsible for nationality and
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Ferguson, Sands win at Colorful
Daegu Meeting preliminaries



Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

LEEVAN ‘Superman’
Sands and Debbie Ferguson-
McKenzie found a way to
pull off one final victory
before they finally shut down
their long and exhilarating
2009 track and field season.

The duo were joined by
Chandra Sturrup as they all
competed in the Colorful
Daegu Pre-Championships
Meeting 2009 that took place
yesterday at the Daegu Sta-
dium in Japan.

While Sands managed to
soar 16.50 metres or just 54-
feet, 1 3/4-inches to triumph
in the men’s triple jump, Fer-
guson-McKenzie clocked
22.90 seconds to snatch the
200 metres title.

Sturrup, on the other hand,
had to settle for a sixth place
finish in the women’s 100 in
11.82.

Sands, 27, said he was
extremely tired as he was still
jet lagged having only arrived
in Daegu on Thursday. He
went head-to-head with
American Brandon Roulhac,
who was second with 16.44m
or 53-11 1/4.

“Tt was a win, so I can’t
complain about that,” he said.
“T was extremely tired, so I
just wanted to go for the win.
I just tried to go with the
field, depending on what
everybody else was jumping.”

Sands, the 2008 Olympic
bronze medalist and fourth
place finisher at the August
TAAF World Championships
in Athletics in Berlin, Ger-
many, was the last of seven
competitors in the field.

In the first of four rounds,
Roulhac cleared 16.26m or
53-4 1/4 and Sands came
behind him and soared 16.28
or 53-5 to take the early lead.

On the second round,
Roulhac scratched and Sands
passed up as they stayed in
that position. In the third
round, Roulhac did 16.13 or
52-11 and Sands went 16.19
or 53-1 1/2.

Then on their final attempt,

Thompson reflects on

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

THE Rev. Dr. Wiliam
Thompson, president of the
Bahamas Baptist National
Missionary and Educational
Convention, said the late Vin-
cent Lloyd Ferguson is one of
those unsung heroes who
should never be forgotten.

Ferguson, 71, died on
Wednesday morning at his
home while he was having
breakfast.

Thompson, who has known
the deceased since they were
18 years of age when they
played baseball, said Ferguson
came around during the era of
the late major leaguers Andre
Rodgers and Tony Curry, but
he was not as talented as they
were.

“Tn those days, it was a hon-
or to go and play Triple A
baseball, even the Majors,
even if it was just for a day,”
said Thompson, of Ferguson,
who played in the Milwaukee
Braves (now Atlanta) organi-
zation.

“At the time, you didn’t
have that many teams and you
are talking about being a black
man from a foreign country,
so he had to persevere.”

What amazed or attracted
Ferguson to Thompson was
the fact that while the focus of
the majority of the players in
baseball was on baseball, Fer-
guson also had a deep passion
for education.

“He left from here to go to

Minnesota where he got
signed to play professional
baseball,” Ferguson said. “But
education was always top on
his list.

“And even though he went
to the minors, he kept his focus
on graduating from college
and moved into an area where
he felt he could be a help to his
people and the younger people
around him.”

Through the years that he,
Donnie Lockhart, Bernie
Turnquest, Bummy Albury
and others were able to social-
ize together, Thompson said
they became very close when
they traveled to Wichita to
play baseball.

“That was the only winning
team that every came back
from Wichita,” said Thomp-
son, who served as a coach,
while Ferguson was the man-
ager. “We went to the final,
but because we only had one
pitcher, Frankie Sweeting, we
felt short of going all the way.”

Although he ventured into
the Gospel Ministry, becom-
ing the Pastor of the Faith
United Missionary Baptist
Church, Thompson said he
and Ferguson stayed close
when he begin his teaching
sting.

“T always sort advise from
him and he was very instru-
mental in me going to college,
even at a late age,” Thomp-
son said. “He knew that was
something that I wanted to do
and he played a big part in
that.

“When I came back, he was

already established as a pre-
mier educator in the country.
But we continued to hit it off
in that vain.”

Then in 2002, Thompson
said their paths crossed again
as they were both named to
serve on a committee for the
restoration of baseball. This
time, Thompson served as the
chairman and Ferguson was
his advisor.

“He was a true Bahamian
sports icon, especially through
his progress in basketball as
he was able to turn things
around, even though some
people didn’t like his attitude,
which they called rude.

“But in those days, basket-
ball was the sport in the coun-
try because of the disciplinary
role that Vince was able to
instill in all those involved.”

However, Thompson said
he felt that Ferguson deserved
more because he felt that the
country did an injustice to his
contribution to sports and edu-
cation.

“Our country, historically
has been a country where if
you don’t get it during the time
you are performing, it’s diffi-
cult to get it after,” Thomp-
son pointed out.

“We sort of forget our
heroes. We forget those who
got us to where we are now.
We forget those whose shoul-
ders we stand on. We could
go on and on with names like
Bummy Albury, who is one of
the men who made baseball
in this country.”

Thompson said it’s evident

Roulhac went 16.44 or 53-11
1/4 to temporarily take the
lead. But Sands came back
and out-did the American
with 16.50 or 54-1 3/4.

Andrej Batagelj from
Slovenia finished third with
his best performance of 16.10
or 52-10 on his last attempt.

“It’s the end of the season,
so | just wanted to end it on a
winning note,” Sands said.
“Tt’s been a long season, but
it’s been a great one for me.”

After going through an up
and down battle at the begin-
ning of the season and ham-
pered by a slight ankle injury,
Sands said he felt short of his
goal of winning a medal in
Berlin when he was knocked
into fourth spot by Cuban
bronze medalist Alexis
Copello.

But after the World Cham-
pionships, Sands said he was
able to shake off the disap-
pointment of not getting back
on the medal podium by fin-
ishing in the top three in all
three meets he competed in.

“T was satisfied with my
performances this year,” he
said. “I can’t complain. I had
a good season.”

Sands will return to
Auburn today where he will
reunion with his family
before he take the next six
weeks off to rest and recu-
perate. He noted that he will
take a one week vacation
before he return home for a
celebration being planned by
the Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture on October 4.

“JT just need to catch
myself,” he said. “I just need
to put down all those track
stuff - spikes, clothes and
everything related to track. I
want to chill out with the
family.”

He definitely deserve it.

Ferguson-McKenzie nor
Sturrup could be reached for
comments. But they both
should be commended for the
stellar season that they also
enjoyed.

Like Sands, Ferguson-
McKenzie ended the year on

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LEEVAN ‘Superman’ Sands

Ferguson

that “the Bahamas have a
problem honoring its national
heroes. If you’re not a politi-
cian, you’re not going to be
honored.

“Thank God for Tonique
(Williams-Darling), who got
hers right then. But just look at
Elisha Obed. When you look
at what he’s done, we take
these things for granted.

“T don’t like to get into talk-
ing about it because I really
get annoyed.”

The former president of the
Bahamas Christian Council
said Ferguson’s passing is def-
initely a big loss to the country
because he motivated a lot of
people to be the best they
could be.

“He was an educational
icon, who believed that we
were better than we are if we
only pursue education,”
Thompson said. “He gave his
life to us.

“Even when he stopped
being principal, he continued
to help those who wanted to
continue to seek their educa-
tional pursuits. He always
believed and said that we
could be better.”

And most importantly,
Thompson said the Bahamas
has also lost a household
name, which made a differ-
ence in the country.

“When you spoke about
Vince Ferguson, you look at
a man of sterling integrity, a
man who loved his country
and who wanted the best for
the Bahamas,” Thompson
summed up.

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educational
icon, who
believed

that we were
better than we
are if we

only pursue
education.”



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SPORTS



Ferguson, Sands
win at Colorful
Daegu Meeting
preliminaries

FROM page nine

a triumphant note by tak-
ing the women’s 200 in
22.90. Her nearest rival was
Jamaican quarter-miler
Shericka Williams, who did
23.18 for second.

Cayman Island’s
Cydonie Mothersill came
in third in 23.32.

And in the women’s 100,
Sturrup ran 11.82 for sixth
place. The race was won by
World Championships’
bronze medalist Carmelita
Jeter in a championship
record of 10.83.

American Tyson Gay
also produced a champi-
onship record in winning
the men’s 100 in 9.94 over
Jamaican Asafa Powell,
who did 10.00. Another
Jamaican, Nesta Carter
was third in 10.15.

UEFA investigating
40 cases
of match-fixing

m SOCCER
LONDON
Associated Press

SOCCER’S European
governing body is inves-
tigating 40 cases of
match-fixing involving
Champions League and
UEFA Cup matches.

Peter Limacher, head
of disciplinary services
at UEFA, told The
Associated Press on Fri-
day that the cases
involved early qualifying
matches of clubs “main-
ly from eastern Europe”
over the last four years.

Of the 40 matches
where UEFA has been
alerted to suspicious
betting patterns, 15 took
place in the last two
years, Limacher said.

“Right now it’s mainly
eastern Europe clubs
being investigated. They
know they are not going
to be involved later in
the tournament and they
are going out, so decide,
’Let’s make a profit,”
Limacher said. “In the
cases we have seen, it’s
really the deliberate
planned fix of the games,
the whole games. First
the result at halftime,
then after 90 minutes.

“It might take some
time (to convict) but, in
cases where we can work
together with the police,
that might be possible.”

Limacher said UEFA
is building a network of
informers across Europe
to clamp down on match
fixing.

UEFA announced last
month that three Mace-
donian clubs were being
investigated after ban-
ning the former champi-
on FK Pobeda from
European competitions
for eight years.

One of the fixtures
under suspicion is FK
Milano’s 12-2 aggregate
loss in July against
Croatia’s Slaven
Koprivnika in the sec-
ond qualifying round of
the Europa League, the
new format for the
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TOKYO
Associated Press

IF ANYTHING can make
the busy citizens of Tokyo
take notice of their city’s bid
to host the 2016 Olympics, it’s
a robot large enough to take
on Godzilla.

A fitting symbol of the
technology for which Japan
is famous, the moving, talk-
ing 60-foot robot was part of a
promotional blitz to drum up
support for Tokyo’s campaign
after an International
Olympic Committee poll in
February found only 55 per-
cent of residents supported
the effort.

A replica of the popular
character Mobile Suit Gun-
dam, from a Japanese anime

series created by Yoshiyuki
Tomino, the robot towered
over the man-made Odaiba
island overlooking Tokyo Bay
and prominently displayed
the Tokyo 2016 logo on its
shoulder.

Organizers say public sup-
port has increased in recent
polls, and that more than 20
million people in Japan’s cap-
ital now support the bid. A
rally through the streets of the
city on Wednesday attracted
more than 400,000 people,
testament to the improved
public opinion.

“Tokyo 2016 is about the
passion of 34 million people in
our dynamic capital and more
than 100 million supporters
across our nation who know
this is our chance to create a
better future for Japan

through sport,” said Hidetoshi
Maki, deputy director gener-
al of Tokyo's bid.

Tokyo is competing with
Chicago, Madrid and Rio de
Janeiro for the right to host
the 2016 Summer Games. The
IOC will choose the winning
city in a vote next Friday in
Copenhagen.

Japanese organizers say
Tokyo is the best choice in
the midst of a global reces-
sion.

Tokyo has the largest met-
ropolitan budget in the world
— if the Japanese capital
were a country, it would have
the 15th highest GDP in the
world. That kind of economic
might, Tokyo’s organizers say,
makes it the safest choice for
a post-recession Olympics and
the Paralympic Games that

follow.

“No other 2016 bid city is
offering the same level of
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said. “These include the great-
est possible commitment of
both our national and local

government and $4 billion
already set aside in the bank
to cover all infrastructure
development.”

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BAHAMAS EDITION

Mum stams schoo
eating’ of daughter

Teen says she was
struck with metal rod
wrapped in tape

Outraged mother
plans to press charges



BRUISED: The teenager claims her injuries were caused
after being beaten by a school official.

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

AN outraged mother said she
plans to press criminal charges
against the public school offi-
cial she claimed beat her daugh-
ter leaving her with several
bruises.

Mother-of-two Clarinda Bas-
tian said she was called to CI
Gibson high school on Thurs-
day morning by her 15-year-old
daughter who said she had been
hit on the neck, back, arm and
buttocks by an administrator.

The teen claimed the school
official beat her with a metal
rod wrapped in black tape
because she thought she was
skipping class. But the girl said
she had a good reason to be
outside of the classroom claim-
ing she was late arriving to her
second period class because she
had stayed behind to copy notes

FIREFIGHTERS
in the blackened
St Francis
Xavier Cathedral
which was hit
by a blaze on
Friday morning.
The fire caused
extensive
damage to the
124-year-old
building

Felipé Major
/Tribune staff

off the chalkboard. She said
when she arrived at the physical
education class a few minutes
late, the school's gym was
locked so she and a few other
girls waited under a tree. At this
point a school official walked
up to the group, hit her, and
demanded that she go to class.

The girl claims she then went
to her homeroom teacher to get
a pass when the same school
official caught up with the girls
again and asked them to run
ahead to class. But the official
thought the girl was being dis-
obedient and began wielding
blows at her.

"All the girls who was with
me, they run ahead, I was the
only one behind and she told
me to walk up. I wasn't walking
fast enough for her so she hit
me all up in my back. And then

SEE page six

WEST END AND BIMINI MP Obi
yesterday. Mr. Wilchcombe appeared walking with the aid of a stick.



By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia. net

FIRE blazed in the rafters of the
original St Francis Xavier Cathe-
dral early yesterday, causing exten-
sive damage to the interior of the
124-year-old building.

An electrical short-circuit
sparked the blaze shortly after
4.30am. Security staff who heard
the popping sound of sparks alert-
ed Father Elvado Turnquest in the
rectory as the flames started to take
hold.

e Wilchcombe testified in court

By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter

nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

WEST END and Bimini
MP Obie Wilchcombe tes-
tified yesterday that more
than a week after Jett Tra-
volta’s death he was shown
two documents by former
Senator Pleasant Bridge-
water which were suppos-
edly harmful to the Tra-
voltas.

Mr Wilchcombe, who
was the first witness to take
the stand yesterday in the
attempted extortion case
against Bridgewater and
former ambulance driver
Tarino Lightbourne, said
he met with Bridgewater at
his office at Universal Dis-
tributors headquarters in
Freeport, Grand Bahama,
on January 12. He and
Bridgewater are partners in
the company.

According to Mr Wilch-
combe, Bridgewater told
him she had a client who
had a document that could
be harmful to the Tra-
voltas.

“Knowing all that we
did to protect the image of
the country and knowing
my relationship with the
Travoltas, she thought she
would bring it to my atten-
tion,” Mr Wilchcombe said.

“She showed me two
documents. I saw the name
Rand Memorial Hospital. I
saw the name John Travol-
ta. I said this is bulls...” Mr
Wilchcombe told the court.

Mr Wilchcombe said he
asked Bridgewater who her
client was, but she told him
she could not disclose that
information.

“T told her she should
tell her client to jump off a
roof and kill himself,” Mr
Wilchcombe said.



Fr Turnquest rushed across the
parking lot and up the stairs to the
old cathedral building on West
Street within minutes to make a
valiant attempt to save the blessed
sacrament of the holy Eucharist.

The associate rector at St Francis
Xavier estimates the fire had been
burning for around five minutes
before he peeked through the win-
dow on the west side of the church,
and dared to enter.

Flames were isolated on two
rafters in front of the altar and Fr
Turnquest saw a clear path to the
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Man charged
with murder
over shopping
centre stabbing

By NATARIO
McKENZIE

Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

A 23-YEAR-OLD
man charged with the
murder of 35-year-old
Randy Williams, who
was stabbed multiple
times at the Sea Grape
shopping Centre on
Tuesday, appeared in

Magistrate’s Court yes-
terday.

Marino T Archer
appeared before Chief

Magistrate Roger
Gomez in Court 1,
Bank Lane, yesterday,
charged with intention-
ally causing Mr
Williams’ death.

SEE page six

Pilot killing:
trio released

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net



THREE men taken into
custody in connection with
the killing of Bahamasair pilot
Lionel Lewis McQueen have
been released pending further
inquiries, according to police.

Police now suspect that
robbery might have been the
motive of two men believed
to have been involved in the
murder of Mr McQueen.

SEE page six

Cambridge indictment
‘could harm image of Bar’

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

PRESIDENT of the
Bahamas Bar Association
yesterday expressed concern
that the indictment of its trea-
surer and a member of the
Bar, Sidney Cambridge, may
set back efforts to improve its
public image at home while
diminishing its reputation
abroad.

Ruth Bowe-Darville said
she fears publicity of the case
involving Mr Cambridge
would spread the perception

SEE page six

kept. Armed with his handheld fire
extinguisher, the priest opened the
west-facing door in front of the
altar to make his way across the
building.

But the rush of oxygen that
entered with him fuelled the flames
and a wall of heavy smoke fell
between the priest and the holy
sacrament he was determined to
rescue.

Fr Turnquest aimed his fire
extinguisher at the two rafters drip-

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LOCAL NEWS

Blaze damages
historic cathedral

FROM page one

ping with flames in an effort
to tame the blaze, but quickly
realised it was far greater than
he would be able to fight.

And as the smoke quickly
grew heavier, Fr Turnquest
became disorientated.

“T couldn’t breathe at all,”
he said. “The smoke was so
thick it made it impossible to
go where I needed to go.

“It was blinding smoke,
blinding as in pitch dark, there
was nothing you could see.

“Tt was so thick it felt as
though you could just put
your hands out and part it.”

Altar

Fr Turnquest moved away
from the flames and back
towards the door behind the
altar where he made his exit.

As he waited 15 minutes for
Fire Services to get to the
scene, Fr Turnquest said it felt
like forever. When five fire
engines and 15 firefighters
arrived they forced entry
through the eastern door and
extinguished the blaze in nine
minutes, Assistant Superin-
tendent Walter Evans said.

The old stone building con-
tained the blaze, which was
concentrated in one area of
the wooden roof, and the
structural integrity of the
building has been preserved.

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However, the intensity of
the heat cracked the windows,
plaster on the walls and part
of the altar. Black smoke and
water caused extensive dam-
age to the interior.

Charred ashes fell from the
roof coating the altar, and
dropped on the blackened
carpet which melted into the
floor.

But the holy sacrament, the
blessed Eucharist, was safe.

St Francis Xavier was the
first Roman Catholic church
built in the Bahamas in 1885
and the old building contains
a large collection of valuable

paintings by a single artist,
some of which were destroyed
in the blaze. However the
majority of the collection
appears to have been spared,
or at least the damage should
be reparable.

Dramatic

But the damage was dra-
matic for members of the
2,000 strong congregation
who visited the church yes-
terday morning, solemn and
tearful as they saw the
charred interior of a place

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Joy Lindor Coleby, 47, a
mother of three, was deeply
affected by the damage.

She said: “This church basi-
cally has my entire life.

“My parents were married
here in 1959, myself and my
four siblings were married
here and received all of our
sacraments here, and now we
are in the third generation;
my children were baptised
here, they had their first com-
munion here and were con-
firmed here.

“T have a lot of good mem-
ories, and sad memories, as

my father, mother and broth-
er were eulogised here.”

As the congregation out-
grew the old cathedral a new
St Francis Xavier church
building was opened in 2004,
but the now fire-damaged
cathedral was still used for
weekday masses.

“It’s just shocking,” said
Patrice Knowles, 28.

“T have come here almost
all my life and I have so many
memories. It has a lot of his-
tory this place, and it still has
the old sacristy and baptismal.
It’s beautiful. I don’t know
what to say.”



Fr Turnquest comforted his
parishioners as they poured
over the devastation yester-
day.

“Tt is sad,” he said. “But in
another sense I have to
remind people that the church
is greater than just a building.
The church is the body of
people.

“We can be sad, but not
despairing, because no one
was hurt, no one was injured.
I could have been dead, but
the building will be repaired.”

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MORE THAN 100 READERS’ COMMENTS FLOOD THE PAPER’S WEBSITE

Tribune's ‘suspicious’
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huge online response

0 What
they said

“Thanks to The
Tribune for
bringing this
injustice to the
fore; now the
responsible
thing lies at the
feet of the
Minister and the
Commissioner;
they have to be
held
accountable for
the action or
inaction of their
subordinates.
What else is
going on in this
country that we
are not being
made aware
of?...’

JUDY

“. Surely
proper police
procedures in
crime scene
analysis were
not carried out.
There is
still enough
evidence from
photos and
hopefully an
accurate
autopsy was
conducted
which will
corroborate
when the
evidence in the
vehicle speaks
to.’

RETIRED NEW YORK
POLICE DETECTIVE

“I hope
someone at The
Tribune presses
Tommy
Turnquest and
Reginald
Ferguson for an
update in this
matter! The
eyes of the
world are upon
us and the
Emperor is as
naked as a
newborn....I am
ashamed as a
Bahamian!”

ANOTHER POSTER

“Our police
force has
always been
held in high
regard in our
region and
others look to
us for the
techniques used
in solving crime;
isn't it possible
that is was
merely a traffic
accident as
initially
reported?”

DEBORAH MOSS

“there are
101 reasons not
to trust the
police when one
is aware that
proper protocol
was not
followed.”

REPLY TO DEBORAH

COMMENTS came flooding

: into The Tribune’s website yes-
? terday in response to a story of
? the “suspicious” death of Pre-
i ston Ferguson, published in
i The Tribune on Tuesday. Up
? to press time yesterday, the sto-
i ry received 101 comments
? online from outraged readers,
i marking it the most commented
? piece on the website since its
i launch on August 10.

Unanswered questions loom

: around the police’s version of
: how 38-year-old Ferguson died.
? The Exumian resident, was
i found dead in a slightly truck
i on the side of the road, in the
: area of Ocean Addition East
i with a massive injury to the
i head on the morning of August
i 2.

The family believes that Pre-

? ston was murdered. They claim
i to know of an individual with a
? motive to kill him. They think
? that the police’s account that
? “he had run off the road and
i? hit a utility pole” is completely
i at odds with evidence account-
? ed for in photographs taken at
i the scene.

To date, Preston’s death is

: being considered accident.
? However family members con-
? tend that he was murdered and
i blame police for mishandling
i the investigation into his death.
? (See ‘Victim of Murder’ article
i on Tribune242’s website for
i more details surrounding Pre-
: ston’s death).

Speaking with The Tribune

i yesterday, Police Commission-
i er Reginald Ferguson said,
: “There are no persons in ques-
i tion with the incident to-date. I
? am not intimately involved in
i the investigation like that. But
i every bit of information and
? every person who has some-
i thing to contribute to the inves-
i tigation will be interviewed.”

According to the family,

: police got “rid of every single
i piece of evidence.”
i pany truck Ferguson was found
? in was sent back to his employ-
i er, Grand Isles Villas. This
i detail raises even more suspi-
? cion in the family’s eyes. They
i say he wouldn’t have driven the
? company truck the night he was
i killed. They believe he was
i murdered, and put in the vehi-
i cle, after the “staged” accident.

The com-

The family, told The Tribune

i last week that they had met
? with Commissioner of Police
? Reginald Ferguson on the mat-
? ter and was informed that an
i investigation is continuing and
i that “experts are conducting a
? re-enactment of the accident.”
? They also met with National
? Security Minister Tommy Turn-
i quest about the matter.

On another matter, The Tri-

i bune asked the Police Com-
i missioner and Minister Turn-
? quest about the re-enactment
: of the accident. They gave con-
? flicting information on the re-
i enactment, which is supposed
i to take place very soon.

According to Mr Turnquest,

? police indicated they would
? conduct a re-enactment of the
i? accident by today (Friday), with
: the family present. However,
? Commissioner Ferguson said
i he has no knowledge of such
i procedure on schedule for the
i day.

Minister Turnquest said he

i sympathized with the family
i when they came to him as an
: appeal from the police. “They
i were not satisfied with the
? answers that yielded in their
i investigation,” he said. “I told
? them Id get back to them, and
i I did.”

Minister Turnquest recalled

i the time when he was initially
i informed of the incident:

“The accident happened

? while I was on vacation in
i August, so I wasn’t aware of
i the situation. When I returned,
i the family came in to see me
i with photos, after meeting with
i the Commissioner. Their initial
: option was to look at it as a
i homicide. However, there was
i nothing there in the evidence
i at the time to deem it a homi-
i cide.

“The concerns the family

i made were brought to my
? attention and I asked them to
i review it again,” he said.

The majority of comments

i from Tribune online readers
i expressed outrage on the
: details surrounding Preston’s
? death; raising questions as to
? whether Exumian police did a
i thorough job in their investiga-
? tions. Additional posts ham-
i mered hard at the initial
; response to the incident by the

PRESTON FERGUSON



Police Commissioner and
National Security Minister.

One poster under the name
of Judy said: “Thanks to The
Tribune for bringing this injus-
tice to the fore; now the respon-
sible thing lies at the feet of the
Minister and the Commission-
er; they have to be held
accountable for the action or
inaction of their subordinates.
What else is going on in this
country that we are not being
made aware of?... It is obvious
that the members of the family
are respectable people and
would not waste the public’s
time unless they were prepared
to supply the necessary evi-
dence to assist the police in
bringing the perpetrators to jus-
tice. Reginald Ferguson, be
grateful for the evidence, take it
and conduct the investigation.”

In defence, Police Commis-
sioner Ferguson told The Tri-
bune yesterday: “The police
always conduct proper investi-
gations. We met with the fami-
ly before. Whatever questions
they have we’re always here to
meet with them again.”

Comments

Readers filled the comments
section of the story on Tri-
bune242.com, voicing their
views on the case surrounding
Preston’s death.

A retired police detective
with the New York Police
Department commented:
“surely proper police proce-
dures in crime scene analysis
were not carried out. There is
still enough evidence from pho-
tos and hopefully an accurate
autopsy was conducted which
will corroborate when the evi-
dence in the vehicle speaks to.
There must be some trace evi-
dence still left in the vehicle;
that your forensic lab techs can
test for proper analysis... There
seems to be an increase in
crime for such a small but beau-
tiful country...It is never too
late to solve a murder.”

Another poster said: “I hope
someone at The Tribune press-
es Tommy Turnquest and Regi-
nald Ferguson for an update in
this matter! The eyes of the
world are upon us and the
Emperor is as naked as a new-
born....1 am ashamed as a
Bahamian! Here we are with
some of the best and brightest
minds, and the actions of a few
lazy police make us out to be

no more than a bunch of back-
ward fishing villagers.”

In a subject title, “Why can’t
we trust the Police,” Deborah
Moss said: “Our police force
has always been held in high
regard in our region and oth-
ers look to us for the techniques
used in solving crime; isn't it
possible that is was merely a
traffic accident as initially
reported? Why would the
police lies about this case?”

One poster in reply to Deb-
orah’s comment said: “...there
are 101 reasons not to trust the
police when one is aware that
proper protocol was not fol-
lowed. The police force can ver-
ify that they were and are not
always held in the highest
regard. If you were privy to cer-
tain information and evidence,
perhaps your statement would-
n't be so lopsided. Thank you!

Why have the last people
(seen with this man) not been
brought in for questioning?”

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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE





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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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

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(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

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New Iran charge boosts sanctions move

NEW YORK — New charges of nuclear
duplicity by Iran strengthen the hand of the
USS. and other world powers seeking tougher
sanctions against Tehran.

Unless the announcement Friday in Pitts-
burgh by the President Barack Obama and
the leaders of France and Britain pushes Iran
to give more ground on the nuclear issue in
coming weeks, there is likely to be added
momentum to punish the Iranians through
new international penalties.

After a week of meetings at the U.N. in
New York aimed at thwarting Iranian nuclear
ambitions, there were hopeful hints of move-
ment between the US. and its partners and
even signs of openness from Iran. But it's hard
to see that yielding a grand bargain anytime
soon.

Among the positive steps: After years of
resisting negotiations, the Iranians have agreed
to meet with officials of the U.S. and five oth-
er world powers in Geneva next week. Nuclear
issues are on the agenda, but Iran says that
doesn't include its own nuclear programme.

Obama also won a new measure of Russian
support — at least rhetorically — for imposing
tougher international sanctions to squeeze
Iran in the months ahead if the Geneva talks
lead to a dead end.

A week after Obama pleased Russia by
scaling back a Bush-era missile shield propos-
al for Europe, Russian President Dmitry
Medvedev responded by suggesting his gov-
ernment might look favourably at stiffening
sanctions if Iran proves unreceptive.

China, however, whose cooperation on
sanctions enforcement also would be impor-
tant, remains publicly opposed to threatening
penalties and threw a damper on any support.

"China always believes that sanction and
pressure should not be an option and will not
be conducive to the current diplomatic efforts
over the Iran nuclear issue," said Chinese For-
eign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu.

China and Russia are essential for sanc-
tions to succeed because of their large and
growing trade and investment interests in the
Gulf region. China, which depends on foreign
imports for about half its oil, counts Iran as its
third-largest supplier. It also sells weapons to
Iran, and the Pentagon said earlier this year
that some were ending up with terrorist groups
in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Even with support for sanctions still uncer-
tain, Iran seemed to set a softer tone during the
U.N. General Assembly this week. President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told The Associat-
ed Press his government will not stand in the
way of "free and open" discussion of nuclear
issues at the Geneva talks.

The next day, he indicated for the first time
that Tehran would be willing to have its
nuclear experts meet with Western scientists.
Protests outside Ahmadinejad's hotel hinted at
a strong factor in Iran's sudden flexibility —
the regime may be more inclined to deal in
light of the domestic upheaval still stmmer-
ing after the disputed June presidential election
and the government's crackdown.

Time is a crucial factor for all the parties.
The longer a stalemate or standoff continues,
the closer Iran is likely to get to having the
capacity to build a nuclear bomb — although
the Tehran government insists the U.S. and
others are wrong in claiming it intends to go

nuclear. Obama, along with the leaders of
Britain and France in Pittsburgh for the G-20
economic summit, accused Iran of building a
covert underground plant to produce nuclear
fuel. A diplomat in Vienna and another Euro-
pean government official told The Associated
Press that Iran has informed the U.N. nuclear
agency that it has a previously undeclared ura-
nium enriching facility.

The officials, who spoke on the condition of
anonymity because the information was con-
fidential, said Tehran revealed the existence of
the second enrichment plant in a letter sent
Monday to Mohamed ElBaradei, the head of
the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Obama has said he will assess the state of
diplomatic progress with Iran by December,
emphasizing that talks cannot drag on indefi-
nitely. Israel, fearing it would be the target of
Iranian nuclear threats, has talked of the pos-
sibility of a pre-emptive strike.

By US. estimates, Iran is one to five years
away from having a nuclear weapons capabil-
ity, although U.S. intelligence also believes
that Iranian leaders have not yet made the
decision to build a weapon.

Iran also is developing a long-range ballis-
tic missile that could carry a nuclear warhead,
but the administration said last week that it
believes that effort has been slowed — which
paved the way for the Obama's decision to
shelve the Bush missile shield plan, which
would have targeted Iranian ballistic missiles.

Nicholas Burns, a professor of diplomacy at
Harvard who was the Bush administration's
point man on Iran from 2005-08, said he's
sceptical that the coming talks will produce a
breakthrough. But he believes Obama is right
totry. “It's far too early to say whether or not
the Iranian government is going to be at all
serious about these negotiations,” Burns said
in atelephone interview. "They have turned
down negotiations or resisted them for the
past three years.

"Now that they are going to start talks with
the US., I think we should expect Iran is going
to be extraordinarily difficult in these negoti-
ations and that there is a very good prospect
that they will not succeed," he said.

In Burns' view, making the attempt at bar-
gaining strengthens Obama's hand in the event
the talks fail and he resorts to seeking tougher
sanctions. Even the sanctions path would be
an uncertain gambit. Enforcing penalties would
be difficult and there is no assurance that even
the fullest enforcement would compel Iran to
change its mind on restraining its nuclear pro-
gramme. Sami Alfaraj, a Kuwaiti security
expert who advises the Gulf Cooperation
Council — a regional body that includes Sau-
di Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait,
Qatar, Bahrain and Oman — said in a tele-
phone interview that negotiations with Iran
would be more effective if those six Gulf coun-
tries were given a place at the bargaining table.

Alfaraj expects no negotiating breakthrough
in the short term, but he believes there is a rea-
sonable possibility that if the U.S. and the oth-
er established nuclear powers take new and
significant steps toward disarmament, Iran
might see reason to reconsider its nuclear
stance.

"I'm modestly optimistic," he said.

_(This article was written by Robert Burns,
AP National Security writer).

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Philip ‘Brave’ Davis
perfect for PLP
leadership team

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I would be most negligent
if I did not show my humble
gratitude to you for permit-
ting me the opportunity to
express my thoughts in print
via your journal.

Having established that, I
will say that I watch with
much baited breath as the
“race” for leader and deputy
leader of the very historic
Progressive Liberal Party
moves on. I expect it to
“spice” up around the first
week in October and with
that in mind I decided to get
my two cents in before the
over-heated debates com-
mence.

My dear friend and col-
league, Philip “Brave” Davis
has tossed his proverbial hat
in the ring declaring that he
is ready to join the leader-
ship team of the PLP via the
position of Deputy Leader. I
cannot think of a more suit-
able person to join such a
team.

Not only do I think Philip
“Brave” Davis is perfect for

LETTERS

letters@tribunemedia.net



PLP but I think he is also
very good for this country
in general. It is definitely no
secret that our judicial sys-
tem is in shambles and in
dire need of a team, headed
by a well-rounded legally
sound individual who will
bring it back to a place that
would make us proud as the
country’s legal professions.

Brave, as he is affection-
ately called, is an accom-
plished attorney, parlia-
mentarian, philanthropist
and family man. He is the
Senior Partner in one of the
leading law firms in the
Bahamas, Davis & Co., and
is considered one of the
leading advocates in the
country. Although short in
stature, he stands tall
amongst us in the legal field,
having acquired the tremen-
dous experience that he has
over the years.

In recent times I’ve seen

Brave referred to as a “legal
genius” and to this I can
attest hands down. I have
seen him come through the
most difficult cases victori-
ous and with humble confi-
dence. I don’t think any of
us in this admirable legal
field would disagree when I
say that, if given the oppor-
tunity Brave can put our
legal system in order and in
so doing, bring a halt to the
high criminal activity in this
country.

In all, I know Brave is the
better choice for Deputy
Leader of the Progressive
Liberal Party and I know he
will be successful in this
regard at his party’s upcom-
ing convention. What I
would like to see is this —
Should the PLP be victori-
ous in the 2012 General
Elections, Philip “Brave”
Davis appointed Minister of
National Security or Minis-
ter of Legal Affairs. He is
truly a man for all seasons.

LEGAL EAGLE
Nassau,

the leadership team of the

September 23, 2009

‘When the spirit moves them’
— the work ethic of Bahamians

EDITOR, The Tribune.

A friend of mine is manager of a store in
one of the family islands and I asked him
what time his staff get to work and his reply
was "when the spirit moves them."

Unfortunately, there is a lot of truth in
what he said as a joke.

My wife had to have a medical procedure
on Thursday morning and she was not
allowed to eat prior so we stopped at a food
store to pick up some Ensure.

It was 7.15am and there was only one
cashier on duty. I asked where the others
were and she said "they ain't reach yet" so I
asked what time they were supposed to start
and she said 7:00am.

The procedure had to be done at the
PMH and even though the deposit had been
paid I had to go to the business office to
pick up "the front sheet". Just a taste of
Government health care.

The small room was full and there was
only one cashier on duty. Someone asked
why the second cashier was not on duty and
I reminded them that the Punch comes out
on Thursday, or perhaps she had not had
breakfast yet or talked to her "sweetie".
She finally graced us with her presence
about twenty minutes later.

I rushed back expecting to find the nurs-
es anxiously awaiting the important "front
sheet”. I was wrong. There were two other
patients waiting for the same procedure and
nothing was done until I went and request-
ed that they be given some attention (anoth-
er taste of Government health care).

While waiting in the business office a
gentleman told me that he would be stand-
ing in another line later to collect some med-
ication for his wife, which he has to do every
month and the waiting time is about three
hours.

I saw him again about three hours later
and he told me that it was taking a little
longer that morning because there was only
one cashier on duty (I presume the second
one is a slow reader or maybe she reads
The Tribune also or she has two or three
"sweeties").

On the plus side the treatment by the
private doctor was first class, as expected,
and the nurses were very efficient.

So, with so many Bahamians moving only
when "the spirit moves them" and so many
people unemployed why do the employers
(including Government) tolerate it?

SIDNEY SWEETING, DDS
www.weblogbahamas.com




Marital rape: We must live by

God’s word, not the world system

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Marital rape is not for
Christians and if we say we
are a Christian nation then
we must live by the word
of God and not the world
system. 1 Corthinthian 7:1-5,
St Matthew 19: 4-6.

Before a husband or wife
says they were raped, they
must have already taken two
steps within the marriage.

1) Did they seek help
from a licensed marriage
counsellor or their pas-
tor/minister?

Root causes of problems
in marital relationships can
be likened to a tree’s root
system. If left alone for a
long enough period, they
grow deep and branch out.

2) Did they file for legal
separation and move away
from each other? It’s the
law.

Men go by what they see,
women go by their emo-
tions.

A wife cannot walk
around in the house half
nude, come out of the show-
er wet, sleep in the same bed
under her husband and
expect him not to roll over
and not wanting sex. If a
husband is upset and he sees
his wife, 99.1 per cent of hus-
bands today if they are upset
and they see their wife ina
good sexual way they want
to have sex (just to please
themselves).

A wife works by her emo-
tions or mine. If her hus-

band did not cover one to
three of a woman’s five basic
needs for that day, she will
shut down.

1) Affection

2) Communication

3) Honesty and openness

4) Financial support

5) Family commitment

She will shut down, close
shop, put on three layers of
clothes just for bed, will not
cook or clean and last, but
not least, she will put on
pads and say this is her time
of the month — move away.
Ephesians 5:25.

TERRANCE GILBERT
Nassau,
September, 2009.

Casuarinas and Scaevola should he eliminated

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Following the extensive series of letters
and articles on this subject, readers would do
well to be referred to an article in The
Bahamas Journal of Science of November
2002 - subject: “Invasive Alien Plants To
Look Out For” by John L Hammerton.

As well as the casuarina, which is basi-
cally a weed that infests any cleared area
of land — see large areas of Coral Harbour,
NP — the other principal invasive gaining
extensively is Scaevola taccada. This appears
to have been planted, mistakenly, on the
dune opposite Orange Hill, amongst the
native Sea Grapes. It is mostly the Scaevola
that obscures the sea view. It has also gained
extensive foothold in many areas, some hav-
ing been purposely planted. A total of 32
species is listed in the article.

The article closes with the following: “S.

taccada presents a clear and present dan-
ger to coastal beach ridge communities and
to biodiversity in North Andros and else-
where; decisions are urgently needed as to
how this species (and casuarinas too, of
course - NW) should be managed. The dis-
tribution of S. taccada in New Providence
also needs evaluating urgently.”

My conclusion has been for many years
that casuarinas and now Scaevola should
be eliminated as far as possible, allowing
true native coppice to be planted and return
to these areas. Casuarinas are killed by fire,
but the resultant mess of bare stumps is
worse than the living trees — if that’s pos-
sible!

NICK WARDLE
Nassau,

Coral Harbour,
September, 2009
THE TRIBUNE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2009, PAGE 5



LOCAL NEWS



"Tis so dern vex that we
didn't make it on CNN for
having recently discovered
a primitive tribe wid a few
men in da Bahamas where
da men still believe it is ok
ta rape da wife. I can just
see dem pictures on TV
like da cartoons where a
few men with a leaf cover-
ing dey 'tingum' walking
with a club in one hand
and dragging da wife
behind by her hair.

"Mind ya, yinna wonder
where dey gets these ways
from and dey really should
be on ‘America's Most
Wanted’ instead for even
trying ta justify such a
heinous and evil act of
rape!"

‘Darwin’, Nassau.

"Tis so vex when I reads
in a daily paper one letter
that recommends a crime
committee be made up
with retired senior police
and other police. If the
present ones can’t solve
dem crimes, why you ga'
bring the retired ones to
solve it when dey is the
ones responsible for the
present ones? Ya gats to
be crazy wid dis nepotism
ting. If y'all wants ta stop
crime, create a committee
wid all of us victims of
crime, wid da powers to
hire an' fire da police
instead of bullskating all
over da place!’

Victim.

"Disregard and total
lack of courtesy is why am
vex. Motorists in Nassau
are always in a rush and
continue to show no
respect to others on the
road. I say this as I
watched a very nasty acci-
dent occur on last Friday in
front of the Ministry of
Public Works.

"I wish that motorists
would consider the times
that they travel on the road
and be mindful that traffic
is everywhere especially
during the hours when
school is out. So plan your
travels properly — and it is
better late than never."

Concerned motorist.

"T happy that the
Bahamas government has
finally recognized profes-
sional Bahamian tennis
player, Mark Knowles, for
his longtime achievements.
I'm not even a tennis fan
but know he has always
performed his best and
represented his country
proudly (no news-making
bad behaviour here!) Also
good to see that other
sports, besides track, can
receive acknowledgments.
Now government needs to
include a piece of land in
Long Island as part of his
reward.

"That would be the icing
on the cake.”

Happy for Mark

ROBBERS IN GREEN HONDA BELIEVED TO HAVE STRUCK AGAIN

Woman is victim of public land to
eunpoint robbery

THERE has been another report of a
woman being followed home and robbed at
gunpoint by two men in a green car in the
eastern part of New Providence.

She is the fifth person to have been
robbed or followed in the area by culprits
travelling in what is thought to be a Honda,
including St Agustine’s College principal
Sonia Knowles, who was held up at her
doorstep on Tuesday.

In an email circulating around Nassau
yesterday, the latest victim explained that
two men in a car followed her out of Blair
and along Eastern road.

“Twas aware of them the whole time and
then as I got closer to my house I slowed
down and they passed me, so I thought I
was safe,” she wrote.

“Unfortunately, they saw where I turned
in and they parked in the driveway just east
of me.

“As I was waiting for my garage door to
open, one of the men smashed my passen-
ger side window and put a gun to my head.

“He told me to give him my money and
then after he got my purse he wanted me to
go inside the house. At this point I put my
car in reverse and just gunned it.

“Fortunately, my cousin lives just east of
me and she and her husband were home, so
they were able to help me.”

The woman described her attacker as
slim, of medium height and wearing dread-
locks. She said he sounded Bahamian.

The other man was described as having
close-cropped hair, but the victim said she
was too far away to notice anything more
about him.

“The car was a medium sized car, either
dark blue or green,” the woman said.

Earlier this week, another woman sent
out an email which read: “T live in the Blair
area and I was followed home last Friday,
2.30pm, by a dark green Honda civic with
two men.

“Luckily, I got to my front door and
inside before anything could happen. I
called the police immediately and a car was
dispatched but I have still heard of sightings.

Last week, yet another woman warned,
“It is important to keep your vigil as we
try to protect our community. The eyes of
residents are the best form of protection
and a call to the police is important, even if
you think it is insignificant or untimely.
Stay safe.

“Also be on the look out for the Green
Honda; they almost got me twice in Gra-
ham Acres, by my mothers house.

“The first time it was luck because my
mother was home to open her door... and
the second time I was a little more vigilant

and spotted the car behind me driving
through Graham Acres.

“This is true about the green car, two
black men, one of them a rasta. The green
Honda Civic is an old colour but has some
silver through it. Tried getting the licence
plate on Friday past. I think I got some of
the numbers but they had a tint over the
numbers so it made it very difficult.

“They are looking for women who are
coming home and have to get out of their
car to open the door and then they rob
them.

“Just be careful, always look behind you
when you are pulling into your driveway,
don't stop.”

One of the potential victims did record
the vehicle’s licence plate, and this infor-
mation has been turned over to the police.

The latest victim wrote: “Ladies, please
be very careful, if you think you are being
followed go to the nearest police station, but
do not go home.

“It has been suggested to me that we
should form some sort of community task
force, I would be interested in getting
together with anyone else that would be
interested to see if there is anything we can
do to assist the police in getting these guys.”

QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOURS 2008: Government House ceremony
Twenty Bahamians presented with medals

TWENTY Bahamian recipi-
ents of the Queen’s Birthday
Honours, 2008, were presented
with their medals during an
investiture ceremony at Gov-
ernment House on Thursday.

Governor General Arthur
Hanna presented the medals.

Receiving the insignia of
Commander of the Most Excel-
lent Order of the British Empire
(CBE) (Civil Division) (CBE)
were Senator Vincent Vander-
pool Wallace, Minister of

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RECIPIENTS of the Queen’s Birth-
day Honours pose for a group shot
during a gala ceremony at Gov-
ernment House on Thursday, Sep-
tember 24. Pictured in the fore-
ground from left: Secretary to the
Governor General, Diana Light-
bourne; Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham; Governor General Arthur
Hanna and President of the
Bahamas Christian Council, Rev
Patrick Paul.

Tourism and Aviation; and
Wendy Craigg, Governor of the
Central Bank of the Bahamas.

The insignia of Officer of the
Most Excellent Order of the
British Empire (OBE) were Dr
George H Sherman, for his con-
tribution to medicine; Dr
Davidson Hepburn, a former
Ambassador to the United
Nations; and Sylvia E Scriven, a
former MP for Ann’s Town, for
her contribution to politics.

The recipients of the Most
Excellent Order of The British
Empire (MBE) were Marina
Glinton, John Campbell
Albury, Frank Russell, Edwin
Velock Brown, Oswald Mar-
shall, Yvonne B Isaacs and
Wilbert Braynen.

The Queen’s Police Medal
went to Christopher Noel
McCoy, Retired Acting Deputy

Commissioner of Police; and
Willard Minzo Cunningham,
Chief Superintendent of Police.

Presented with the British
Empire Medal (BEM) (Civil
Division) were Beryl Adams,
Laurin Knowles, Melvern Boo-
tle-Cornish, Rev Newton
Williamson, Barbara Darville,
Joanna Newton-Russell,
Felamease Sawyer, Dolly Mills
and George Russell.

Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham said that in an effort to
secure its future and national
identity, a nation must take
steps such as this.

“AlIl nations, in an effort to
secure their futures and the con-
servation, cultivation and pro-
motion of their national identi-
ty and indigenous culture, must
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At this initial hearing,
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heritage and legacy. Their deter-
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The Prime Minster also invit-
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FROM FRONT PAGE

Mum slams school ‘heating’ of daughter

FROM page one

I told her she hit me on the
neck with the stick, she said
‘Good, I should have hit you
some place else," said the girl,
who claimed she was hit more
than five times.

The teenager has a large
bruise on her left arm and right
buttock and complains of pains
in her neck and back. She told
The Tribune she is afraid to
return to school because she
may be targeted by the official.

The school's principal, Ms
Elaine Williams, told The Tri-
bune it was not the official's
intent to harm the child.

"Administrators are empow-
ered to punish, of course it's
always expected that you pun-
ish properly, but there was a

whole situation with this child.
She kept putting her hand in
the way — it was not a deliber-
ate something on my adminis-
trator's part,” she said.

Ms Williams said she had
requested that Ms Bastian and
her daughter come to her office
yesterday so she could assess
the extent of the child's injuries.
However, she said, they never
showed up.

When contacted for com-
ment yesterday, Minister of
Education Carl Bethel said he
was aware of the incident. He
explained that corporal pun-
ishment was a legal form of dis-
ciple in public schools "where
warranted" but only when car-
ried out by a senior mistress,
senior master, principal or vice-
principal.

He added that he expected

a full report on the incident, as
is required whenever corporal
punishment is administered in
the public school system.

"This matter is a matter of
concern in any event because
it involved the infliction of
some kind of corporal punish-
ment — in this case there will
be a full report. It will have to
be reviewed by senior officials
in the ministry (who will deter-
mine) whether the punishment
was proportionate. At that
point the ministry will make its
evaluation of the matter," said
Mr Bethel.

In the meantime, Ms Bast-
ian said she is frustrated
because she feels the school has
not taken the incident serious-
ly.

She has filed a complaint
with police.

Man charged over shopping centre stabbing

FROM page one

Police reported that Mr
Williams, of Gladstone Road,
and another man were in the
shopping centre car park,
near the entrance to Body
Zone Fitness gym around
5pm Tuesday, when they
started to argue.

The argument escalated
and Mr Williams was stabbed
several times. He was rushed
to the Princess Margaret Hos-
pital where he died half an
hour later, according to
police.

Mr Williams is the coun-
try's 63rd murder victim this
year.

Archer, of Marx End, East-
ern Estates, was not required
to enter a plea to the murder
charge.

He was remanded to Her
Majesty’s Prison. The case has
been adjourned to October
23 and transferred to Court
10, Nassau Street.

His attorney Ian Cargill
said he is seeking to have the
case reviewed by the Attor-
ney General’s Office so that
the charge can be reduced to
manslaughter.



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Fears that Cambridge indictment ‘could harm image of Bar’

FROM page one

that Bahamian attorneys are
“very vulnerable and
gullible.”

Mr Cambridge, until Thurs-
day a partner with law firm
Callender’s and Co, was
indicted in a criminal com-
plaint in the US on Wednes-
day on charges that he know-
ingly laundered money while
acting in a legal capacity for a
Florida politician, who was
also charged, following a
three-year FBI “sting” oper-
ation.

Mrs Bowe-Darville said: “It
really doesn’t portray (the
Bahamas Bar) in a very good
light. The allegations would
make us appear very vulnera-
ble and gullible, in terms of








the perception that anyone
can walk into our offices and
pose as this one or next one
and that we’re not doing due
diligence we ought to be
doing in respect of clients we
deal with in The Bahamas.”

The President made her
comments as she confirmed
that Mr Cambridge has
resigned as treasurer of the
organisation, a position he
had held for ten years.

In confirming this step, Mrs
Bowe-Darville noted that she
had been “shocked and sad-
dened” to read news reports
of the indictment of Mr Cam-
bridge.

Stating that the attorney’s
“contribution will be greatly
missed”, Mrs Bowe-Darville
said he had always done an

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“excellent” job as treasurer,
having given “stellar service”
with the “utmost integrity.”

Meanwhile, Mrs Bowe-
Darville added that the alle-
gations against Mr Cambridge
come at a “critical time for
the Bar” which, in what some
may view as an ironic twist to
the shocking turn of events
involving Mr Cambridge, had
seen the attorney become a
key player in the “new
restructuring and revitalizing
programme” aimed at
improving its public image.

“T said when was elected I
said that it’s very important
that we revitalise and restruc-
ture the Bar, especially as it
relates to its public image,
which has been suffering so
badly because of incidences
like this.

“We started the pro-
gramme to have the Bar por-
trayed in more positive light,
but it seems as if every time

we take one step forward we
end up taking two steps
back,” lamented the Presi-
dent.

This news came a day after
it was revealed that Mr Cam-
bridge has been indicted in a
US District Court, along with
a Florida politician and two
others, on charges of conspir-
acy to commit money laun-
dering.

That revelation resulted in
his resignation from two oth-
er top positions on Thursday
— that of partner in Callen-
der’s and Co, the prominent
law firm where he was an
attorney, and from the post
of treasurer of the PLP.

In a statement released
Thursday, PLP leader Perry
Christie said Mr Cambridge
had assured him of his inno-
cence and was now seeking
to focus all of his energies on
fighting the charges.

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FROM page one

Yesterday Raymond Gibson, Assistant Commisioner of
Police in charge of crime, said officers are making very good
progress in their investigation into the brutal killing of the
pilot and expect to make a breakthrough soon.

Mr McQueen, described as quiet and popular man, died at
around 4am on Sunday, September 20, after being shot multi-
ple times in his Golden Palms Estate home, near Kennedy
subdivision.

He was engaged to be married in February next year.

His cousin and roommate, Martez Saunders, also received
several gunshot wounds and remains in hospital. Police say
they have yet to have an opportunity to question him about the
incident.

Meanwhile, despite a $10,000 reward being offered by Burg-
er King for information leading to the arrest or conviction of
those responsible for his death, police have not had the same
success with their investigations into the killing of Rashad
Morris, manager of Burger King’s Frederick Street restaurant.

Both Mr McQueen and Mr Morris died hours apart in grue-
some circumstances in the early hours of the same morning.

Mr Morris, 21, of John Street, Baillou Hill Road, was brutally
beaten and stabbed at the Burger King restaurant on Harrold
Road, western New Providence, which he had formerly man-
aged.

Police believe the 21-year-old was taken to the store by his
killer or killers who then tried to force him to open the safe.
When he failed to do so, Mr Morris was beaten in the manager’s
office. He was dragged outside where he was again beaten
and stabbed several times.

He was found lying in a pool of blood with multiple stab
wounds at around 1.30am on Sunday and pronounced dead at
the scene, becoming the 61st murder victim this year.

Assistant Commissioner Gibson appealed to those who may
have information to contact police, or call 911 or 919, or call
Crime Stoppers anonymously on 328-TIPS (8477).

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LOCAL NEWS

Candlelight vigil at site
of demolished church

More than 500 people
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PRAYERFUL: A vigil at the Canaan Baptish Church site.



LOCAL Baptist ministers joined with members of the Work-
ers’ Party as they held a candlelight vigil at the site of the now
demolished Canaan Baptist Church.

According to the Workers’ Party leader Rodney Moncur,
there were more than 500 people who attended the event on
Thursday night at the church site in Sir Lynden Pindling Estates.

Minister Juan Miller conducted a small service where pastors
reportedly prayed for God to touch Arawak Homes CEO
Franklyn Wilson’s heart and allow them to rebuild the church
on the site. Mr Moncur, in his capacity as leader of the Work-
ers’ party, added that he will continue to pray for Mr Wilson
who had the church demolished after the courts ruled in his
favour that the land belonged to his company.

“We should continue to pray for Mr Wilson and he should do
the right thing and sell the property for a reasonable price so it
can be rebuilt,” Mr Moncur said.

Since the initial donation of blocks and sand was made to the
church after the building was destroyed, Mr Moncur said an
anonymous donor has donated another 500 blocks to the cause.

Wilchcombe testifies
at John Travolta trial

FROM page one

Mr Wilchcombe said he
phoned Mark Smith, the Tra-
volta family’s doctor, then
phoned Michael Ossi, lead
attorney for the Travoltas. Mr
Wilchcombe told the court that
following that conversation, he
received a phone call from
another attorney for the Tra-
voltas. Mr Wilchcombe said he
took the call in the reception
area, spoke to the attorney,
then called Bridgewater to the
telephone before returning to
his office. During cross-exam-
ination by Bridgewater’s attor-
ney Murrio Ducille, Mr Wilch-
combe admitted that Bridge-
water had not instructed him
to call anyone and had come to
him because she was concerned
about the documents she had
in her possession.

According to Mr Wilch-
combe, Bridgewater said she
did not want any harm to come
to the Travoltas and had never
told him that he was to be an
agent to extract money from
John Travolta based on the
documents she had in her pos-
session.

During cross-examination
by Lightbourne’s attorney Carl-
son Shurland, Mr Wilchcombe
admitted he had been arrested
in connection with the extor-
tion attempt and that he had
told a local newspaper that he
thought the ordeal was a con-
spiracy against him. Mr Wilch-
combe also admitted that
Bridgewater had never told him
that her client was seeking to
extract money from Mr Tra-
volta.

Attorney Michael Ossi tes-
tified yesterday that he spoke
with Mr Wilchcombe by tele-
phone around 5.30 pm on Jan-
uary 12 and following that con-



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TRAVOLTA FAMILY attorney
Michael Ossi outside court
yesterday.

versation he phone Michael
McDermott, another attorney
for the Travoltas. Mr Ossi also
told the court that on Saturday,
January 17, he had a meeting
with attorneys Allyson May-
nard Gibson, Damian Gomez,
Michael McDermott, Howard
Butler and Michael Hamilton
at the firm of Gibson and Co.
The case resumes on Mon-
day at 10.30. Mrs Maynard-Gib-
son and Mr McDermott are
expected to take the stand next
week. Bridgewater, a former
PLP senator, and Lightbourne,
a former ambulance driver, are
accused of attempting to extort
$25 million from Hollywood
celebrity John Travolta.
Prosecutors have called six
witnesses, including Mr Tra-
volta who took the stand on
Wednesday. Mr Travolta is
expected to be recalled next
week. Bridgewater, 49, and
Lightbourne, 47, are accused of
conspiring to extort and
attempting to extort money
from Mr Travolta between Jan-
uary 2 and 20 by means of
threats. Bridgewater is also
accused of abetment to extort.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MARC LE GRAND of BACARDI
ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
who knows any reason why registration/naturalization should not
be granted, should send a written and signed statement of the
facts within twenty-eight days from the 26'" day of September,
2009 to the Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship,
P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LOUISE PIERRE of FIRETRAIL
ROAD, P.O. BOX CB-12627, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 26'" day
of September, 2009 to the Minister responsible for nationality and
Citizenship, PO. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.





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Ferguson, Sands win at Colorful
Daegu Meeting preliminaries



Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

LEEVAN ‘Superman’
Sands and Debbie Ferguson-
McKenzie found a way to
pull off one final victory
before they finally shut down
their long and exhilarating
2009 track and field season.

The duo were joined by
Chandra Sturrup as they all
competed in the Colorful
Daegu Pre-Championships
Meeting 2009 that took place
yesterday at the Daegu Sta-
dium in Japan.

While Sands managed to
soar 16.50 metres or just 54-
feet, 1 3/4-inches to triumph
in the men’s triple jump, Fer-
guson-McKenzie clocked
22.90 seconds to snatch the
200 metres title.

Sturrup, on the other hand,
had to settle for a sixth place
finish in the women’s 100 in
11.82.

Sands, 27, said he was
extremely tired as he was still
jet lagged having only arrived
in Daegu on Thursday. He
went head-to-head with
American Brandon Roulhac,
who was second with 16.44m
or 53-11 1/4.

“Tt was a win, so I can’t
complain about that,” he said.
“T was extremely tired, so I
just wanted to go for the win.
I just tried to go with the
field, depending on what
everybody else was jumping.”

Sands, the 2008 Olympic
bronze medalist and fourth
place finisher at the August
TAAF World Championships
in Athletics in Berlin, Ger-
many, was the last of seven
competitors in the field.

In the first of four rounds,
Roulhac cleared 16.26m or
53-4 1/4 and Sands came
behind him and soared 16.28
or 53-5 to take the early lead.

On the second round,
Roulhac scratched and Sands
passed up as they stayed in
that position. In the third
round, Roulhac did 16.13 or
52-11 and Sands went 16.19
or 53-1 1/2.

Then on their final attempt,

Thompson reflects on

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

THE Rev. Dr. Wiliam
Thompson, president of the
Bahamas Baptist National
Missionary and Educational
Convention, said the late Vin-
cent Lloyd Ferguson is one of
those unsung heroes who
should never be forgotten.

Ferguson, 71, died on
Wednesday morning at his
home while he was having
breakfast.

Thompson, who has known
the deceased since they were
18 years of age when they
played baseball, said Ferguson
came around during the era of
the late major leaguers Andre
Rodgers and Tony Curry, but
he was not as talented as they
were.

“Tn those days, it was a hon-
or to go and play Triple A
baseball, even the Majors,
even if it was just for a day,”
said Thompson, of Ferguson,
who played in the Milwaukee
Braves (now Atlanta) organi-
zation.

“At the time, you didn’t
have that many teams and you
are talking about being a black
man from a foreign country,
so he had to persevere.”

What amazed or attracted
Ferguson to Thompson was
the fact that while the focus of
the majority of the players in
baseball was on baseball, Fer-
guson also had a deep passion
for education.

“He left from here to go to

Minnesota where he got
signed to play professional
baseball,” Ferguson said. “But
education was always top on
his list.

“And even though he went
to the minors, he kept his focus
on graduating from college
and moved into an area where
he felt he could be a help to his
people and the younger people
around him.”

Through the years that he,
Donnie Lockhart, Bernie
Turnquest, Bummy Albury
and others were able to social-
ize together, Thompson said
they became very close when
they traveled to Wichita to
play baseball.

“That was the only winning
team that every came back
from Wichita,” said Thomp-
son, who served as a coach,
while Ferguson was the man-
ager. “We went to the final,
but because we only had one
pitcher, Frankie Sweeting, we
felt short of going all the way.”

Although he ventured into
the Gospel Ministry, becom-
ing the Pastor of the Faith
United Missionary Baptist
Church, Thompson said he
and Ferguson stayed close
when he begin his teaching
sting.

“T always sort advise from
him and he was very instru-
mental in me going to college,
even at a late age,” Thomp-
son said. “He knew that was
something that I wanted to do
and he played a big part in
that.

“When I came back, he was

already established as a pre-
mier educator in the country.
But we continued to hit it off
in that vain.”

Then in 2002, Thompson
said their paths crossed again
as they were both named to
serve on a committee for the
restoration of baseball. This
time, Thompson served as the
chairman and Ferguson was
his advisor.

“He was a true Bahamian
sports icon, especially through
his progress in basketball as
he was able to turn things
around, even though some
people didn’t like his attitude,
which they called rude.

“But in those days, basket-
ball was the sport in the coun-
try because of the disciplinary
role that Vince was able to
instill in all those involved.”

However, Thompson said
he felt that Ferguson deserved
more because he felt that the
country did an injustice to his
contribution to sports and edu-
cation.

“Our country, historically
has been a country where if
you don’t get it during the time
you are performing, it’s diffi-
cult to get it after,” Thomp-
son pointed out.

“We sort of forget our
heroes. We forget those who
got us to where we are now.
We forget those whose shoul-
ders we stand on. We could
go on and on with names like
Bummy Albury, who is one of
the men who made baseball
in this country.”

Thompson said it’s evident

Roulhac went 16.44 or 53-11
1/4 to temporarily take the
lead. But Sands came back
and out-did the American
with 16.50 or 54-1 3/4.

Andrej Batagelj from
Slovenia finished third with
his best performance of 16.10
or 52-10 on his last attempt.

“It’s the end of the season,
so | just wanted to end it on a
winning note,” Sands said.
“Tt’s been a long season, but
it’s been a great one for me.”

After going through an up
and down battle at the begin-
ning of the season and ham-
pered by a slight ankle injury,
Sands said he felt short of his
goal of winning a medal in
Berlin when he was knocked
into fourth spot by Cuban
bronze medalist Alexis
Copello.

But after the World Cham-
pionships, Sands said he was
able to shake off the disap-
pointment of not getting back
on the medal podium by fin-
ishing in the top three in all
three meets he competed in.

“T was satisfied with my
performances this year,” he
said. “I can’t complain. I had
a good season.”

Sands will return to
Auburn today where he will
reunion with his family
before he take the next six
weeks off to rest and recu-
perate. He noted that he will
take a one week vacation
before he return home for a
celebration being planned by
the Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture on October 4.

“JT just need to catch
myself,” he said. “I just need
to put down all those track
stuff - spikes, clothes and
everything related to track. I
want to chill out with the
family.”

He definitely deserve it.

Ferguson-McKenzie nor
Sturrup could be reached for
comments. But they both
should be commended for the
stellar season that they also
enjoyed.

Like Sands, Ferguson-
McKenzie ended the year on

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LEEVAN ‘Superman’ Sands

Ferguson

that “the Bahamas have a
problem honoring its national
heroes. If you’re not a politi-
cian, you’re not going to be
honored.

“Thank God for Tonique
(Williams-Darling), who got
hers right then. But just look at
Elisha Obed. When you look
at what he’s done, we take
these things for granted.

“T don’t like to get into talk-
ing about it because I really
get annoyed.”

The former president of the
Bahamas Christian Council
said Ferguson’s passing is def-
initely a big loss to the country
because he motivated a lot of
people to be the best they
could be.

“He was an educational
icon, who believed that we
were better than we are if we
only pursue education,”
Thompson said. “He gave his
life to us.

“Even when he stopped
being principal, he continued
to help those who wanted to
continue to seek their educa-
tional pursuits. He always
believed and said that we
could be better.”

And most importantly,
Thompson said the Bahamas
has also lost a household
name, which made a differ-
ence in the country.

“When you spoke about
Vince Ferguson, you look at
a man of sterling integrity, a
man who loved his country
and who wanted the best for
the Bahamas,” Thompson
summed up.

Rev. Dr. William Thompson



“Cle was an
educational
icon, who
believed

that we were
better than we
are if we

only pursue
education.”



NPWA action
‘Continues
‘this Sunday

THE NEW Providence

? Volleyball Association will
? commence action on Sun-
? day at the D W Davis gym-
nasium beginning at 3:30pm.
? The league will open with
? an exciting rematch of the
: 2008 championships.

Over on the ladies side,

: the Johnson Lady Truckers,
i led behind Kelsie Johnson,
: Margaret "Muggy" Albury
? and Edrica McPhee, will hit
i the court in the opener as
i they attempt to defeat the
? youthful defending champi-
i ons, the Scottsdale Vixen,
? who will be led by Laval
? Sands, Cherice Rolle and
i Jackie Conyers.

The ladies game will be

: followed by the awards cer-
i emony as many eagerly
i await to see who will walk
? away with the prestigous
i individual awards.

The men’s finale would

? feature lots of thunderous
i spikes, monsterous blocks,
i digs and lightening serves as
? the defending champions,
i the Scotiabank Defenders,
i led by Ian "Wire" Pinder,
i? Sherwaine Arthurs and
i Maurice “Cheeks” Smith
i take on the energetic Tech-
: nicians, led by Jamaal Fer-

iguson, Ron "Box"
? Demeritte and Renaldo

i Knowles.

You don't wanna miss this

i onel!!!

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Ferguson, Sands
win at Colorful
Daegu Meeting
preliminaries

FROM page nine

a triumphant note by tak-
ing the women’s 200 in
22.90. Her nearest rival was
Jamaican quarter-miler
Shericka Williams, who did
23.18 for second.

Cayman Island’s
Cydonie Mothersill came
in third in 23.32.

And in the women’s 100,
Sturrup ran 11.82 for sixth
place. The race was won by
World Championships’
bronze medalist Carmelita
Jeter in a championship
record of 10.83.

American Tyson Gay
also produced a champi-
onship record in winning
the men’s 100 in 9.94 over
Jamaican Asafa Powell,
who did 10.00. Another
Jamaican, Nesta Carter
was third in 10.15.

UEFA investigating
40 cases
of match-fixing

m SOCCER
LONDON
Associated Press

SOCCER’S European
governing body is inves-
tigating 40 cases of
match-fixing involving
Champions League and
UEFA Cup matches.

Peter Limacher, head
of disciplinary services
at UEFA, told The
Associated Press on Fri-
day that the cases
involved early qualifying
matches of clubs “main-
ly from eastern Europe”
over the last four years.

Of the 40 matches
where UEFA has been
alerted to suspicious
betting patterns, 15 took
place in the last two
years, Limacher said.

“Right now it’s mainly
eastern Europe clubs
being investigated. They
know they are not going
to be involved later in
the tournament and they
are going out, so decide,
’Let’s make a profit,”
Limacher said. “In the
cases we have seen, it’s
really the deliberate
planned fix of the games,
the whole games. First
the result at halftime,
then after 90 minutes.

“It might take some
time (to convict) but, in
cases where we can work
together with the police,
that might be possible.”

Limacher said UEFA
is building a network of
informers across Europe
to clamp down on match
fixing.

UEFA announced last
month that three Mace-
donian clubs were being
investigated after ban-
ning the former champi-
on FK Pobeda from
European competitions
for eight years.

One of the fixtures
under suspicion is FK
Milano’s 12-2 aggregate
loss in July against
Croatia’s Slaven
Koprivnika in the sec-
ond qualifying round of
the Europa League, the
new format for the
UEFA Cup.

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took on
Venezuela in
the U-20
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Tokyo readies for 2016 Olynipic pitch

m@ OLYMPICS
TOKYO
Associated Press

IF ANYTHING can make
the busy citizens of Tokyo
take notice of their city’s bid
to host the 2016 Olympics, it’s
a robot large enough to take
on Godzilla.

A fitting symbol of the
technology for which Japan
is famous, the moving, talk-
ing 60-foot robot was part of a
promotional blitz to drum up
support for Tokyo’s campaign
after an International
Olympic Committee poll in
February found only 55 per-
cent of residents supported
the effort.

A replica of the popular
character Mobile Suit Gun-
dam, from a Japanese anime

series created by Yoshiyuki
Tomino, the robot towered
over the man-made Odaiba
island overlooking Tokyo Bay
and prominently displayed
the Tokyo 2016 logo on its
shoulder.

Organizers say public sup-
port has increased in recent
polls, and that more than 20
million people in Japan’s cap-
ital now support the bid. A
rally through the streets of the
city on Wednesday attracted
more than 400,000 people,
testament to the improved
public opinion.

“Tokyo 2016 is about the
passion of 34 million people in
our dynamic capital and more
than 100 million supporters
across our nation who know
this is our chance to create a
better future for Japan

through sport,” said Hidetoshi
Maki, deputy director gener-
al of Tokyo's bid.

Tokyo is competing with
Chicago, Madrid and Rio de
Janeiro for the right to host
the 2016 Summer Games. The
IOC will choose the winning
city in a vote next Friday in
Copenhagen.

Japanese organizers say
Tokyo is the best choice in
the midst of a global reces-
sion.

Tokyo has the largest met-
ropolitan budget in the world
— if the Japanese capital
were a country, it would have
the 15th highest GDP in the
world. That kind of economic
might, Tokyo’s organizers say,
makes it the safest choice for
a post-recession Olympics and
the Paralympic Games that

follow.

“No other 2016 bid city is
offering the same level of
guarantees to the IOC,”



IN THIS photo tak-
en on Sept. 6,
2009, cyclists pass
by the logo of
Tokyo's bid for the
2016 Summer
Olympics attached
on the fence encir-
cling the Olympic
facility buildings
construction site in
Tokyo, Japan.

Shizuo Kambayashi/AP F Photo

Tokyo bid chief Ichiro Kono
said. “These include the great-
est possible commitment of
both our national and local

government and $4 billion
already set aside in the bank
to cover all infrastructure
development.”

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But the girl said she had a good reason to be outside of the classroom claiming she was late arriving to her second period class because she had stayed behind to copy notes off the chalkboard. She said when she arrived at the physical education class a few minutes late, the school's gym was locked so she and a few other girls waited under a tree. At this point a school official walked up to the group, hit her, and demanded that she go to class. The girl claims she then went to her homeroom teacher to get a pass when the same school official caught up with the girls again and asked them to run ahead to class. But the official thought the girl was being disobedient and began wielding blows at her. "All the girls who was with me, they run ahead, I was the only one behind and she told me to walk up. I wasn't walking fast enough for her so she hit me all up in my back. And then Mum slams school ‘beating’ of daughter By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Staff Reporter nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net WEST END and Bimini M P Obie Wilchcombe tes tified yesterday that more t han a week after Jett Tra volta’s death he was shown two documents by former Senator Pleasant Bridgewater which were supposedly harmful to the Travoltas. Mr Wilchcombe, who was the first witness to take t he stand yesterday in the attempted extortion case against Bridgewater and former ambulance driver Tarino Lightbourne, said he met with Bridgewater at his office at Universal Dis-t ributors headquarters in Freeport, Grand Bahama, o n January 12. He and Bridgewater are partners in t he company. According to Mr Wilchcombe, Bridgewater told him she had a client who had a document that could be harmful to the Tra voltas. “Knowing all that we did to protect the image of the country and knowing my relationship with the Travoltas, she thought she would bring it to my attention,” Mr Wilchcombe said. “She showed me two documents. I saw the name Rand Memorial Hospital. I saw the name John Travolta. I said this is bulls” Mr Wilchcombe told the court. Mr Wilchcombe said he asked Bridgewater who her client was, but she told him she could not disclose that information. “I told her she should tell her client to jump off a roof and kill himself,” Mr Wilchcombe said. TRAVOLTATRIAL: Bimini MP Obie Wilchcombe testifies Tim Clarke /Tribune staff BRUISED: The teenager claims her injuries were caused after being beaten by a school official. Felip Major /Tribune staff SEE page two SEE page six SEE page seven Man charged with murder over shopping centre stabbing B y NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Staff Reporter nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net A 23-YEAR-OLD man charged with the murder of 35-year-old Randy Williams, who was stabbed multiple times at the Sea Grape shopping Centre on Tuesday, appeared in Magistrate’s Court yesterday. Marino T Archer appeared before Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez in Court 1, Bank Lane, yesterday, charged with intentionally causing Mr Williams’ death. By ALISON LOWE Tribune Staff Reporter alowe@tribunemedia.net THREE men taken into custody in connection with the killing of Bahamasair pilot Lionel Lewis McQueen have been released pending further inquiries, according to police. Police now suspect that robbery might have been the motive of two men believed to have been involved in the murder of Mr McQueen. P P i i l l o o t t k k i i l l l l i i n n g g : : t t r r i i o o r r e e l l e e a a s s e e d d SEE page six SEE page six By ALISON LOWE Tribune Staff Reporter alowe@tribunemedia.net PRESIDENT of the Bahamas Bar Association yesterday expressed concern that the indictment of its trea surer and a member of the Bar, Sidney Cambridge, may set back efforts to improve its public image at home while diminishing its reputation abroad. Ruth Bowe-Darville said she fears publicity of the case involving Mr Cambridge would spread the perception Cambridge indictment ‘could har m image of Bar SEE page six

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ping with flames in an effort to tame the blaze, but quickly realised it was far greater thanhe would be able to fight. And as the smoke quickly grew heavier, Fr Turnquest became disorientated. “I couldn’t breathe at all,” he said. “The smoke was so t hick it made it impossible to go where I needed to go. “It was blinding smoke, blinding as in pitch dark, there was nothing you could see. “It was so thick it felt as though you could just put your hands out and part it.” Altar Fr Turnquest moved away from the flames and back towards the door behind the altar where he made his exit. As he waited 15 minutes for Fire Services to get to the scene, Fr Turnquest said it felt like forever. When five fire engines and 15 firefighters arrived they forced entry through the eastern door and extinguished the blaze in nine minutes, Assistant Superintendent Walter Evans said. The old stone building contained the blaze, which was concentrated in one area of the wooden roof, and the structural integrity of the building has been preserved. However, the intensity of the heat cracked the windows, plaster on the walls and part of the altar. Black smoke and water caused extensive damage to the interior. Charred ashes fell from the roof coating the altar, and dropped on the blackened carpet which melted into the floor. But the holy sacrament, the blessed Eucharist, was safe. St Francis Xavier was the first Roman Catholic church built in the Bahamas in 1885 and the old building containsa large collection of valuable paintings by a single artist, some of which were destroyed in the blaze. However the majority of the collection appears to have been spared, or at least the damage should be reparable. Dr amatic But the damage was dra matic for members of the 2,000 strong congregation who visited the church yes terday morning, solemn and tearful as they saw the charred interior of a place they hold close to their hearts. Joy Lindor Coleby, 47, a mother of three, was deeply affected by the damage. She said: “This church basically has my entire life. “My parents were married here in 1959, myself and my four siblings were married here and received all of our sacraments here, and now we are in the third generation; my children were baptised here, they had their first communion here and were con firmed here. I have a lot of good mem o ries, and sad memories, as my father, mother and brother were eulogised here.” As the congregation outgrew the old cathedral a new St Francis Xavier church building was opened in 2004, but the now fire-damaged cathedral was still used for weekday masses. “It’s just shocking,” said Patrice Knowles, 28. “I have come here almost all my life and I have so many memories. It has a lot of history this place, and it still has the old sacristy and baptismal.I t’s beautiful. I don’t know w hat to say.” Fr Turnquest comforted his parishioners as they poured over the devastation yesterday. “It is sad,” he said. “But in another sense I have to remind people that the church is greater than just a building. The church is the body of people. “We can be sad, but not despairing, because no one was hurt, no one was injured.I could have been dead, but the building will be repaired.” For more photos log on to t he multimedia section of w ww.tribune242.com. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2009 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM FIRE left a blackened shell inside the cathedral. Blaze damages historic cathedral F ROM page one FIREMEN sift through debris. FIREFIGHTERS with a ladder deal with the blaze. PHOTOS: Felip Major /T ribune staff

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C OMMENTS came flooding into The Tribune’s website yesterday in response to a story of the “suspicious” death of Preston Ferguson, published in T he Tribune on Tuesday. Up to press time yesterday, the story received 101 comments online from outraged readers,m arking it the most commented piece on the website since its launch on August 10. Unanswered questions loom around the police’s version of h ow 38-year-old Ferguson died. The Exumian resident, was found dead in a slightly truck on the side of the road, in the area of Ocean Addition East w ith a massive injury to the head on the morning of August 2. The family believes that Preston was murdered. They claimt o know of an individual with a motive to kill him. They thinkt hat the police’s account that “he had run off the road and h it a utility pole” is completely at odds with evidence accounted for in photographs taken at the scene. T o date, Preston’s death is b eing considered accident. However family members contend that he was murdered and blame police for mishandling t he investigation into his death. (See ‘Victim of Murder’ article on Tribune242’s website for more details surrounding Pre ston’s death). Speaking with The Tribune yesterday, Police Commissione r Reginald Ferguson said , “There are no persons in quest ion with the incident to-date. I am not intimately involved in the investigation like that. But every bit of information and every person who has some thing to contribute to the investigation will be interviewed.” According to the family, police got “rid of every single p iece of evidence.” The com pany truck Ferguson was found in was sent back to his employer, Grand Isles Villas. This detail raises even more suspicion in the family’s eyes. They say he wouldn’t have driven the company truck the night he was killed. They believe he was m urdered, and put in the vehicle, after the “staged” accident. The family, told The Tribune last week that they had met with Commissioner of Police Reginald Ferguson on the matter and was informed that ani nvestigation is continuing and that “experts are conducting a r e-enactment of the accident.” They also met with National S ecurity Minister Tommy Turn quest about the matter. On another matter, The Tribune asked the Police Commissioner and Minister Turn quest about the re-enactment of the accident. They gave conflicting information on the reenactment, which is supposed to take place very soon. According to Mr Turnquest, police indicated they would conduct a re-enactment of the accident by today (Friday the family present. However, Commissioner Ferguson said he has no knowledge of such procedure on schedule for the day. Minister Turnquest said he sympathized with the family when they came to him as an appeal from the police. “They were not satisfied with the answers that yielded in their investigation,” he said. “I told them I’d get back to them, and I did.” Minister Turnquest recalled the time when he was initially informed of the incident: “The accident happened while I was on vacation in August, so I wasn’t aware of the situation. When I returned, the family came in to see me with photos, after meeting with the Commissioner. Their initial option was to look at it as a homicide. However, there was nothing there in the evidence at the time to deem it a homi cide. “The concerns the family made were brought to my attention and I asked them to review it again,” he said. The majority of comments from Tribune online readers expressed outrage on the details surrounding Preston’s death; raising questions as to whether Exumian police did a thorough job in their investiga tions. Additional posts ham mered hard at the initial response to the incident by the Police Commissioner and National Security Minister. One poster under the name o f Judy said: “Thanks to The T ribune for bringing this injustice to the fore; now the responsible thing lies at the feet of the Minister and the Commissione r; they have to be held accountable for the action ori naction of their subordinates. What else is going on in this c ountry that we are not being made aware of?... It is obvious that the members of the family are respectable people and would not waste the public’s t ime unless they were prepared to supply the necessary evi d ence to assist the police in bringing the perpetrators to just ice. Reginald Ferguson, be grateful for the evidence, take it and conduct the investigation.” In defence, Police Commissioner Ferguson told The Trib une y esterday: “The police always conduct proper investi g ations. We met with the family before. Whatever questions t hey have we’re always here to meet with them again.” Comments Readers filled the comments section of the story on Tribune242.com, voicing their views on the case surrounding Preston’s death. A retired police detective with the New York Police Department commented: “...surely proper police procedures in crime scene analysis were not carried out. There is still enough evidence from photos and hopefully an accurate autopsy was conducted which will corroborate when the evidence in the vehicle speaks to. There must be some trace evi dence still left in the vehicle; that your forensic lab techs can test for proper analysis...There seems to be an increase in crime for such a small but beautiful country...It is never too late to solve a murder.” Another poster said: “I hope someone at The Tribune press es Tommy Turnquest and Reginald Ferguson for an update in this matter! The eyes of the world are upon us and the Emperor is as naked as a newborn....I am ashamed as a Bahamian! Here we are with some of the best and brightest minds, and the actions of a few lazy police make us out to be n o more than a bunch of backward fishing villagers.” In a subject title, “Why can’t we trust the Police,” Deborah Moss said: “Our police force h as always been held in high regard in our region and others look to us for the techniques used in solving crime; isn't itp ossible that is was merely a traffic accident as initially reported? Why would the police lies about this case?” One poster in reply to Debo rah’s comment said: “...there are 101 reasons not to trust the police when one is aware that proper protocol was not followed. The police force can veri fy that they were and are not always held in the highest regard. If you were privy to certain information and evidence, perhaps your statement would-n 't be so lopsided. Thank you! Why have the last people ( seen with this man) not been brought in for questioning?” C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2009, PAGE 3 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Tribune’s ‘suspicious’ death story provokes huge online response M M O O R R E E T T H H A A N N 1 1 0 0 0 0 R R E E A A D D E E R R S S C C O O M M M M E E N N T T S S F F L L O O O O D D T T H H E E P P A A P P E E R R S S W W E E B B S S I I T T E E What they said “Thanks to The Tribune for b ringing this injustice to the fore; now the r esponsible thing lies at the feet of the M inister and the Commissioner; they have to be h eld accountable for the action or i naction of their subordinates. What else is g oing on in this country that we are not being m ade aware of?...’ “...surely proper police procedures in crime scene analysis were not carried out. There is still enough evidence from photos and hopefully an accurate autopsy was conducted which will corroborate when the evidence in the vehicle speaks to.’ “I hope someone at The Tribune presses Tommy Turnquest and Reginald Ferguson for an update in this matter! The eyes of the world are upon us and the Emperor is as naked as a newborn....I am ashamed as a Bahamian!” “Our police force has always been held in high regard in our region and others look to us for the techniques used in solving crime; isn't it possible that is was merely a traffic accident as initially reported?” JUDY RETIRED NEWYORK POLICE DETECTIVE DEBORAH MOSS ANOTHER POSTER “...there are 101 reasons not to trust the police when one is aware that proper protocol was not followed.” REPLYTODEBORAH PRESTON FERGUSON

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EDITOR, The Tribune. I would be most negligent i f I did not show my humble gratitude to you for permitting me the opportunity to express my thoughts in print via your journal. H aving established that, I will say that I watch with m uch baited breath as the “race” for leader and deputy l eader of the very historic Progressive Liberal Party moves on. I expect it to spice” up around the first week in October and with t hat in mind I decided to get my two cents in before the over-heated debates com-m ence. My dear friend and coll eague, Philip “Brave” Davis has tossed his proverbial hat in the ring declaring that hei s ready to join the leadership team of the PLP via the position of Deputy Leader. Ic annot think of a more suitable person to join such a t eam. Not only do I think Philip “Brave” Davis is perfect fort he leadership team of the PLP but I think he is also very good for this countryin general. It is definitely no secret that our judicial system is in shambles and ind ire need of a team, headed by a well-rounded legally sound individual who willb ring it back to a place that would make us proud as the country’s legal professions. B rave, as he is affectionately called, is an accomp lished attorney, parliamentarian, philanthropist and family man. He is theS enior Partner in one of the leading law firms in the B ahamas, Davis & Co., and is considered one of the leading advocates in thec ountry.Although short in stature, he stands tall a mongst us in the legal field, having acquired the tremendous experience that he haso ver the years. In recent times I’ve seen Brave referred to as a “legal genius” and to this I can attest hands down. I haves een him come through the most difficult cases victorious and with humble confidence. I don’t think any of us in this admirable legalf ield would disagree when I say that, if given the opport unity Brave can put our legal system in order and in s o doing, bring a halt to the high criminal activity in this country. I n all, I know Brave is the better choice for Deputy L eader of the Progressive Liberal Party and I know he will be successful in thisr egard at his party’s upcoming convention. What I w ould like to see is this – Should the PLP be victorious in the 2012 GeneralE lections, Philip “Brave” Davis appointed Minister of National Security or Minis-t er of Legal Affairs. He is truly a man for all seasons. LEGAL EAGLE Nassau, S eptember 23, 2009 C M Y K C M Y K EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2009 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master L EON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 S IR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., (Hon. P ublisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. P ublisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday S hirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama W EBSITE www.tribune242.com – updated daily at 2pm NEW YORK New charges of nuclear duplicity by Iran strengthen the hand of the U.S. and other world powers seeking tougher s anctions against Tehran. Unless the announcement Friday in Pittsburgh by the President Barack Obama andt he leaders of France and Britain pushes Iran to give more ground on the nuclear issue inc oming weeks, there is likely to be added momentum to punish the Iranians through n ew international penalties. After a week of meetings at the U.N. in New York aimed at thwarting Iranian nuclear ambitions, there were hopeful hints of movement between the U.S. and its partners ande ven signs of openness from Iran. But it's hard to see that yielding a grand bargain anytimes oon. Among the positive steps: After years of r esisting negotiations, the Iranians have agreed to meet with officials of the U.S. and five other world powers in Geneva next week. Nuclear i ssues are on the agenda, but Iran says that doesn't include its own nuclear programme. O bama also won a new measure of Russian support at least rhetorically for imposing t ougher international sanctions to squeeze Iran in the months ahead if the Geneva talks lead to a dead end. A week after Obama pleased Russia by scaling back a Bush-era missile shield propos al for Europe, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev responded by suggesting his gov ernment might look favourably at stiffening sanctions if Iran proves unreceptive. C hina, however, whose cooperation on sanctions enforcement also would be impor tant, remains publicly opposed to threatening penalties and threw a damper on any support. "China always believes that sanction and pressure should not be an option and will not be conducive to the current diplomatic efforts over the Iran nuclear issue," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu. C hina and Russia are essential for sanctions to succeed because of their large and growing trade and investment interests in the Gulf region. China, which depends on foreign imports for about half its oil, counts Iran as its third-largest supplier. It also sells weapons to Iran, and the Pentagon said earlier this year that some were ending up with terrorist groups in Iraq and Afghanistan. E ven with support for sanctions still uncer tain, Iran seemed to set a softer tone during the U .N. General Assembly this week. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told The Associated Press his government will not stand in the way of "free and open" discussion of nuclear issues at the Geneva talks. T he next day, he indicated for the first time that Tehran would be willing to have its n uclear experts meet with Western scientists. Protests outside Ahmadinejad's hotel hinted at a strong factor in Iran's sudden flexibility the regime may be more inclined to deal in light of the domestic upheaval still simmering after the disputed June presidential election and the government's crackdown. Time is a crucial factor for all the parties. The longer a stalemate or standoff continues, the closer Iran is likely to get to having the capacity to build a nuclear bomb although the Tehran government insists the U.S. and others are wrong in claiming it intends to go nuclear. Obama, along with the leaders of Britain and France in Pittsburgh for the G-20 economic summit, accused Iran of building a c overt underground plant to produce nuclear fuel. A diplomat in Vienna and another European government official told The AssociatedP ress that Iran has informed the U.N. nuclear agency that it has a previously undeclared ura-n ium enriching facility. The officials, who spoke on the condition of a nonymity because the information was confidential, said Tehran revealed the existence of the second enrichment plant in a letter sent Monday to Mohamed ElBaradei, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency. O bama has said he will assess the state of diplomatic progress with Iran by December,e mphasizing that talks cannot drag on indefinitely. Israel, fearing it would be the target of I ranian nuclear threats, has talked of the possibility of a pre-emptive strike. By U.S. estimates, Iran is one to five years a way from having a nuclear weapons capability, although U.S. intelligence also believes t hat Iranian leaders have not yet made the decision to build a weapon. I ran also is developing a long-range ballistic missile that could carry a nuclear warhead,but the administration said last week that it believes that effort has been slowed which paved the way for the Obama's decision to shelve the Bush missile shield plan, which would have targeted Iranian ballistic missiles. Nicholas Burns, a professor of diplomacy at Harvard who was the Bush administration's p oint man on Iran from 2005-08, said he's sceptical that the coming talks will produce a breakthrough. But he believes Obama is right to try. "It's far too early to say whether or not the Iranian government is going to be at all serious about these negotiations," Burns said in a telephone interview. "They have turned down negotiations or resisted them for the past three years. " Now that they are going to start talks with the U.S., I think we should expect Iran is going to be extraordinarily difficult in these negotiations and that there is a very good prospect that they will not succeed," he said. In Burns' view, making the attempt at bar gaining strengthens Obama's hand in the event the talks fail and he resorts to seeking tougher sanctions. Even the sanctions path would be a n uncertain gambit. Enforcing penalties would be difficult and there is no assurance that even t he fullest enforcement would compel Iran to change its mind on restraining its nuclear programme. Sami Alfaraj, a Kuwaiti security expert who advises the Gulf Cooperation Council a regional body that includes Sau-d i Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman said in a telep hone interview that negotiations with Iran would be more effective if those six Gulf count ries were given a place at the bargaining table. Alfaraj expects no negotiating breakthrough in the short term, but he believes there is a reasonable possibility that if the U.S. and the oth er established nuclear powers take new and significant steps toward disarmament, Iran might see reason to reconsider its nuclear stance. "I'm modestly optimistic," he said. _ (This article was written by Robert Burns, AP National Security writer). Philip ‘Brave’ Davis perfect for PLP leadership team LETTERS letters@tribunemedia.net New Iran charge boosts sanctions move EDITOR, The Tribune . A friend of mine is manager of a store in one of the family islands and I asked him what time his staff get to work and his reply was "when the spirit moves them." Unfortunately, there is a lot of truth in w hat he said as a joke. My wife had to have a medical procedure on Thursday morning and she was not allowed to eat prior so we stopped at a food store to pick up some Ensure. I t was 7.15am and there was only one cashier on duty. I asked where the others were and she said "they ain't reach yet" so I asked what time they were supposed to start and she said 7:00am. The procedure had to be done at the PMH and even though the deposit had been p aid I had to go to the business office to pick up "the front sheet". Just a taste of Government health care. The small room was full and there was only one cashier on duty. Someone asked w hy the second cashier was not on duty and I reminded them that the Punch comes out o n Thursday, or perhaps she had not had breakfast yet or talked to her "sweetie". She finally graced us with her presence about twenty minutes later. I rushed back expecting to find the nurs es anxiously awaiting the important "front sheet". I was wrong. There were two other patients waiting for the same procedure and nothing was done until I went and requested that they be given some attention (anoth-e r taste of Government health care). While waiting in the business office a gentleman told me that he would be standing in another line later to collect some medication for his wife, which he has to do everym onth and the waiting time is about three hours. I saw him again about three hours later and he told me that it was taking a little longer that morning because there was only o ne cashier on duty (I presume the second one is a slow reader or maybe she reads The Tribune also or she has two or three "sweeties"). O n the plus side the treatment by the private doctor was first class, as expected, and the nurses were very efficient. So, with so many Bahamians moving only w hen "the spirit moves them" and so many people unemployed why do the employers (including Government SIDNEY SWEETING, DDS www.weblogbahamas.com ‘When the spirit moves them’ – the work ethic of Bahamians EDITOR, The Tribune. Marital rape is not for Christians and if we say we are a Christian nation then we must live by the word of God and not the world system. 1 Corthinthian 7:1-5, St Matthew 19: 4-6. Before a husband or wife says they were raped, they must have already taken two steps within the marriage. 1) Did they seek help from a licensed marriage counsellor or their pas tor/minister? Root causes of problems in marital relationships can be likened to a tree’s root system. If left alone for a long enough period, they grow deep and branch out. 2) Did they file for legal separation and move away from each other? It’s the law. Men go by what they see, women go by their emotions. A wife cannot walk around in the house half nude, come out of the show er wet, sleep in the same bed under her husband and expect him not to roll over and not wanting sex. If a husband is upset and he sees his wife, 99.1 per cent of hus bands today if they are upset and they see their wife in a good sexual way they want to have sex (just to please themselves). A wife works by her emotions or mine. If her husband did not cover one to three of a woman’s five basic needs for that day, she will shut down. 1) Affection 2) Communication 3) Honesty and openness 4) Financial support 5) Family commitment She will shut down, close shop, put on three layers of clothes just for bed, will not cook or clean and last, but not least, she will put on pads and say this is her time of the month move away. Ephesians 5:25. TERRANCE GILBERT Nassau, September, 2009. Marital rape: We must live by God’ s word, not the world system EDITOR, The Tribune. Following the extensive series of letters and articles on this subject, readers would do well to be referred to an article in The Bahamas Journal of Science of November 2002 subject: “Invasive Alien Plants To Look Out For” by John L Hammerton. As well as the casuarina, which is basically a weed that infests any cleared area of land see large areas of Coral Harbour, NP the other principal invasive gaining extensively is Scaevola taccada. This appears to have been planted, mistakenly, on the dune opposite Orange Hill, amongst the native Sea Grapes. It is mostly the Scaevola that obscures the sea view. It has also gained extensive foothold in many areas, some having been purposely planted. A total of 32 species is listed in the article. The article closes with the following: “S. taccada presents a clear and present danger to coastal beach ridge communities and to biodiversity in North Andros and elsewhere; decisions are urgently needed as to how this species (and casuarinas too, of course NW) should be managed. The distribution of S. taccada in New Providence also needs evaluating urgently.” My conclusion has been for many years that casuarinas and now Scaevola should be eliminated as far as possible, allowing true native coppice to be planted and return to these areas. Casuarinas are killed by fire, but the resultant mess of bare stumps is worse than the living trees if that’s possible! NICK WARDLE Nassau, Coral Harbour, September, 2009 Casuarinas and Scaevola should be eliminated

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TWENTY Bahamian recipients of the Queen’s Birthday Honours, 2008, were presented w ith their medals during an i nvestiture ceremony at Gov ernment House on Thursday. Governor General Arthur H anna presented the medals. R eceiving the insignia of Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire( CBE) (Civil Division) (CBE) w ere Senator Vincent Vanderpool Wallace, Minister of Tourism and Aviation; and W endy Craigg, Governor of the C entral Bank of the Bahamas. T he insignia of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE G eorge H Sherman, for his con t ribution to medicine; Dr Davidson Hepburn, a former Ambassador to the United Nations; and Sylvia E Scriven, af ormer MP for Ann’s Town, for her contribution to politics. The recipients of the Most Excellent Order of The BritishE mpire (MBE Glinton, John Campbell Albury, Frank Russell, Edwin Velock Brown, Oswald Mar shall, Yvonne B Isaacs and Wilbert Braynen. The Queen’s Police Medal went to Christopher Noel M cCoy, Retired Acting Deputy C ommissioner of Police; and Willard Minzo Cunningham, Chief Superintendent of Police. Presented with the British Empire Medal (BEM) (Civil Division) were Beryl Adams, Laurin Knowles, Melvern Boo t le-Cornish, Rev Newton Williamson, Barbara Darville, J oanna Newton-Russell, Felamease Sawyer, Dolly Mills and George Russell. Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said that in an effort to secure its future and national identity, a nation must take s teps such as this. “All nations, in an effort to s ecure their futures and the con servation, cultivation and pro motion of their national identity and indigenous culture, must endeavour to ensure their future efforts taken are conducive to n ation building,” said Mr Ingra ham. He said to this end, the government of the Bahamas continues with the tradition of recognizing deserving Bahamians with the Queen’s Birthday honours. Mr Ingraham said: When our founding fathers, the Governor General includ e d, sought to achieve indepen dence, they made a determina tion to retain the Queen of Britain as Queen of the Bahamas as part of Bahamianh eritage and legacy. Their determination has not been altered.” T he Prime Minster also invit ed Bahamians to assist the government in identifying individuals who have contributed toward the political, intellectual, b usiness, sport and cultural development of the country. These awards may be granted either at New Year’s or June. T hose honoured this morning represent the first batch of recipients of the honours since the installation of the FNM Government in 2007,” Mr I ngraham said. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2009, PAGE 5 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM "I is so dern vex that we didn't make it on CNN for having recently discovereda primitive tribe wid a few men in da Bahamas where da men still believe it is ok ta rape da wife. I can just see dem pictures on TVl ike da cartoons where a few men with a leaf covering dey 'tingum' walking with a club in one hand and dragging da wife b ehind by her hair. "Mind ya, yinna wonder where dey gets these ways from and dey really should be on 'America's Most W anted' instead for even trying ta justify such ah einous and evil act of rape!" ' D arwin ' , Nassau. "I is so vex when I reads in a daily paper one letter that recommends a crimec ommittee be made up with retired senior policea nd other police. If the present ones can’t solve d em crimes, why you ga' bring the retired ones to solve it when dey is the ones responsible for the present ones? Ya gats to b e crazy wid dis nepotism t'ing. If y'all wants ta stopc rime, create a committee wid all of us victims of c rime, wid da powers to hire an' fire da police instead of bullskating all over da place!' Victim . "Disregard and total l ack of courtesy is why am vex. Motorists in Nassau a re always in a rush and continue to show no respect to others on the road. I say this as I watched a very nasty accident occur on last Friday in front of the Ministry of P ublic Works. "I wish that motorists w ould consider the times that they travel on the road and be mindful that traffic is everywhere especially during the hours when school is out. So plan your travels properly and it is b etter late than never." Concerned motorist. "I happy that the B ahamas government has finally recognized profes s ional Bahamian tennis player, Mark Knowles, for his longtime achievements. I'm not even a tennis fan but know he has always performed his best and represented his country proudly (no news-making bad behaviour here!) Also good to see that other sports, besides track, can receive acknowledgments. Now government needs to include a piece of land in Long Island as part of his reward. "That would be the icing on the cake." Happy for Mark Knowles . "I happy because there was a policeman, with walkie-talkie, directing traffic near the rear gate at St Augustine's College and Freddie Munnings Estates this morning, thank God! He really helped with the bottle-neck there. Now if they could just do something about the jitneys driving on the sidewalk in front of the Elizabeth Estates Police Station and the traffic coming out of Eastwood. "Many cars on that street creating a third lane, causing lots of havoc. Do we really need this 6.50am daily chaos, right in front of the Elizabeth Estates Police Station?" Eastern Driver . Why you Vex? THERE has been another report of a woman being followed home and robbed atg unpoint by two men in a green car in the eastern part of New Providence. She is the fifth person to have been robbed or followed in the area by culprits travelling in what is thought to be a Honda, including St Agustine’s College principal Sonia Knowles, who was held up at her d oorstep on Tuesday. In an email circulating around Nassau yesterday, the latest victim explained that t wo men in a car followed her out of Blair and along Eastern road. “I was aware of them the whole time and then as I got closer to my house I slowedd own and they passed me, so I thought I was safe,” she wrote. “Unfortunately, they saw where I turned in and they parked in the driveway just east of me. “As I was waiting for my garage door to open, one of the men smashed my passenger side window and put a gun to my head. He told me to give him my money and then after he got my purse he wanted me to go inside the house. At this point I put my car in reverse and just gunned it. “Fortunately, my cousin lives just east of m e and she and her husband were home, so they were able to help me.” The woman described her attacker as slim, of medium height and wearing dread-l ocks. She said he sounded Bahamian. The other man was described as having close-cropped hair, but the victim said she was too far away to notice anything more about him. “The car was a medium sized car, either dark blue or green,” the woman said. E arlier this week, another woman sent out an email which read: “I live in the Blair area and I was followed home last Friday, 2 .30pm, by a dark green Honda civic with two men. “Luckily, I got to my front door and inside before anything could happen. Ic alled the police immediately and a car was dispatched but I have still heard of sightings. Last week, yet another woman warned, “It is important to keep your vigil as we try to protect our community. The eyes of residents are the best form of protection and a call to the police is important, even if you think it is insignificant or untimely. S tay safe. “Also be on the look out for the Green Honda; they almost got me twice in Graham Acres, by my mothers house. “The first time it was luck because my m other was home to open her door . . . and the second time I was a little more vigilant and spotted the car behind me driving through Graham Acres. “This is true about the green car, two black men, one of them a rasta. The green Honda Civic is an old colour but has some s ilver through it. Tried getting the licence plate on Friday past. I think I got some of the numbers but they had a tint over the numbers so it made it very difficult. They are looking for women who are coming home and have to get out of their car to open the door and then they rob them. Just be careful, always look behind you when you are pulling into your driveway, don't stop.” One of the potential victims did record the vehicle’s licence plate, and this information has been turned over to the police. The latest victim wrote: “Ladies, please be very careful, if you think you are beingf ollowed go to the nearest police station, but d o not go home. “It has been suggested to me that we should form some sort of community task force, I would be interested in getting together with anyone else that would be i nterested to see if there is anything we can do to assist the police in getting these guys.” Woman is victim of gunpoint robbery B eginning on Monday morning at 10.30am, the H ouse Select Committee appointed to investigate all matters relating to the disposition of publicly held lands will begin hearings. T hese hearings will be held at the Paul Farqharson Centre at Police Headquarters on East Street. At this initial hearing, t he committee will question senior public officials who have direct responsibility for the processing of applications for crown and government owned lands. The committee will attempt to identify problems in the land application and processing proce d ures and see if there is any specific reform that could be applied to improve these procedures. The public is invited to a ttend. Hearings on public land to begin on Monday R OBBERSINGREEN H ONDABELIEVEDTOHAVESTRUCKAGAIN Twenty Bahamians presented with medals QUEEN’S BIRTHDAYHONOURS 2008: Government House ceremony (Photo Letisha Henderson R ECIPIENTS o f the Queen’s Birth day Honours pose for a group shot d uring a gala ceremony at Government House on Thursday, September 24. Pictured in the foreg round from left: Secretary to the Governor General, Diana Lightb ourne; Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham; Governor General Arthur H anna and President of the Bahamas Christian Council, Rev Patrick Paul. 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that Bahamian attorneys are “very vulnerable and gullible.” Mr Cambridge, until Thursday a partner with law firm Callender’s and Co, was indicted in a criminal complaint in the US on Wednes day on charges that he know ingly laundered money while acting in a legal capacity for a Florida politician, who wasalso charged, following a three-year FBI “sting” oper ation. Mrs Bowe-Darville said: “It r eally doesn’t portray (the Bahamas Bar) in a very good light. The allegations would make us appear very vulnera ble and gullible, in terms of the perception that anyone can walk into our offices and pose as this one or next one and that we’re not doing due diligence we ought to be doing in respect of clients we deal with in The Bahamas.” The President made her comments as she confirmed that Mr Cambridge has resigned as treasurer of the organisation, a position he had held for ten years. In confirming this step, Mrs Bowe-Darville noted that she had been “shocked and saddened” to read news reports of the indictment of Mr Cambridge. Stating that the attorney’s “contribution will be greatly missed”, Mrs Bowe-Darville said he had always done an “excellent” job as treasurer, having given “stellar service” with the “utmost integrity.” Meanwhile, Mrs BoweDarville added that the allegations against Mr Cambridge come at a “critical time for the Bar” which, in what some may view as an ironic twist to the shocking turn of events involving Mr Cambridge, had seen the attorney become a key player in the “new restructuring and revitalizing programme” aimed at improving its public image. “I said when was elected I said that it’s very important that we revitalise and restructure the Bar, especially as it relates to its public image, which has been suffering so badly because of incidences like this. “We started the pro gramme to have the Bar portrayed in more positive light, but it seems as if every time we take one step forward we end up taking two steps back,” lamented the Presi dent. This news came a day after it was revealed that Mr Cambridge has been indicted in a US District Court, along witha Florida politician and two others, on charges of conspiracy to commit money laun dering. That revelation resulted in his resignation from two oth er top positions on Thursday that of partner in Callender’s and Co, the prominent law firm where he was an attorney, and from the post of treasurer of the PLP. In a statement released Thursday, PLP leader Perry Christie said Mr Cambridge had assured him of his innocence and was now seeking to focus all of his energies on fighting the charges. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2009 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 7:00 a.m.Sis. Tezel Anderson/Sis. Mathilda Woodside11:00 a.m.Rev. Carla Culmer/Bro. Andre Bethel7:00 p.m .Rev. Carla Culmer/Board of General Education(HC ) Grant’s Town Wesley Methodist Church(Baillou Hill Rd & Chapel Street) P.O.Box CB-13046 The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427(www.gtwesley.org)SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2009Theme: “ But As For Me And My Household, We Will Serve the Lord” P P E E T T O O F F T T H H E E W W E E E E K K T RIX i s a lovely 10-month-old black female. She is very affectionate, loves to cuddle and is friendly towards other cats. But the personality does not stop there. Trix is also fun-loving, animated and bouncy, andc an be quite fiery when in the mood. In fact, when she is not busy taking on Pikachu or attacking the camera, she is bound to be off conquering s ome other daemon – so watch out! FROMFRONTPAGE I told her she hit me on the n eck with the stick, she said 'Good, I should have hit you some place else," said the girl, who claimed she was hit more t han five times. The teenager has a large bruise on her left arm and right buttock and complains of pains in her neck and back. She told T he Tribune s he is afraid to return to school because she may be targeted by the official. The school's principal, Ms E laine Williams, told T he Tribune it was not the official's intent to harm the child. "Administrators are empowered to punish, of course it'sa lways expected that you punish properly, but there was a w hole situation with this child. She kept putting her hand in the way it was not a deliberate something on my administrator's part," she said. Ms Williams said she had requested that Ms Bastian and her daughter come to her office yesterday so she could assess t he extent of the child's injuries. However, she said, they never showed up. When contacted for comment yesterday, Minister of Education Carl Bethel said he was aware of the incident. He explained that corporal punishment was a legal form of disc iple in public schools "where warranted" but only when carried out by a senior mistress, senior master, principal or viceprincipal. He added that he expected a full report on the incident, as is required whenever corporal punishment is administered in the public school system. "This matter is a matter of concern in any event because it involved the infliction of some kind of corporal punishment in this case there will b e a full report. It will have to be reviewed by senior officials in the ministry (who will determine) whether the punishment was proportionate. At that point the ministry will make its evaluation of the matter," said Mr Bethel. In the meantime, Ms Basti an said she is frustrated because she feels the school has not taken the incident seriously. She has filed a complaint with police. F ROM page one Mum slams school ‘beating’ of daughter Police reported that Mr Williams, of Gladstone Road, and another man were in the shopping centre car park, near the entrance to Body Zone Fitness gym around 5pm Tuesday, when they started to argue. The argument escalated a nd Mr Williams was stabbed several times. He was rushed t o the Princess Margaret Hospital where he died half an hour later, according to police. M r Williams is the count ry's 63rd murder victim this year. Archer, of Marx End, Eastern Estates, was not required to enter a plea to the murder charge. He was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison. The case has been adjourned to October 23 and transferred to Court 10, Nassau Street. His attorney Ian Cargill said he is seeking to have the c ase reviewed by the Attorney General’s Office so that the charge can be reduced to manslaughter. F ROM page one Man charged over shopping centre stabbing Yesterday Raymond Gibson, Assistant Commisioner of Police in charge of crime, said officers are making very good progress in their investigation into the brutal killing of the pilot and expect to make a breakthrough soon. Mr McQueen, described as quiet and popular man, died at around 4am on Sunday, September 20, after being shot multiple times in his Golden Palms Estate home, near Kennedy subdivision. He was engaged to be married in February next year. His cousin and roommate, Martez Saunders, also received several gunshot wounds and remains in hospital. Police say they have yet to have an opportunity to question him about the incident. Meanwhile, despite a $10,000 reward being offered by Burger King for information leading to the arrest or conviction of those responsible for his death, police have not had the same success with their investigations into the killing of Rashad Morris, manager of Burger King’s Frederick Street restaurant. Both Mr McQueen and Mr Morris died hours apart in grue some circumstances in the early hours of the same morning. Mr Morris, 21, of John Street, Baillou Hill Road, was brutally beaten and stabbed at the Burger King restaurant on Harrold Road, western New Providence, which he had formerly managed. Police believe the 21-year-old was taken to the store by his killer or killers who then tried to force him to open the safe. When he failed to do so, Mr Morris was beaten in the manager’s office. He was dragged outside where he was again beaten and stabbed several times. He was found lying in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds at around 1.30am on Sunday and pronounced dead at the scene, becoming the 61st murder victim this year. Assistant Commissioner Gibson appealed to those who may have information to contact police, or call 911 or 919, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 328-TIPS (8477 P P i i l l o o t t k k i i l l l l i i n n g g : : t t r r i i o o r r e e l l e e a a s s e e d d FROM page one Fears that Cambridge indictment ‘could harm image of Bar’ F ROM page one MARINO TARCHER T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f

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According to the Workers’ Party leader Rodney Moncur, there were more than 500 people who attended the event on Thursday night at the church site in Sir Lynden Pindling Estates. Minister Juan Miller conducted a small service where pastors reportedly prayed for God to touch Arawak Homes CEO Franklyn Wilson’s heart and allow them to rebuild the church on the site. Mr Moncur, in his capacity as leader of the Workers’ party, added that he will continue to pray for Mr Wilsonwho had the church demolished after the courts ruled in his favour that the land belonged to his company. “We should continue to pray for Mr Wilson and he should do the right thing and sell the property for a reasonable price so it can be rebuilt,” Mr Moncur said. Since the initial donation of blocks and sand was made to the church after the building was destroyed, Mr Moncur said an anonymous donor has donated another 500 blocks to the cause. Candlelight vigil at site of demolished church A SMALL service was held where pastors reportedly p rayed for G od to touch Arawak Homes CEO Franklyn Wilson’s heart and allow them to rebuild the church on the site. PRAYERFUL: A vigil at the Canaan Baptish Church site. More than 500 people reportedly attend event Mr Wilchcombe said he p honed Mark Smith, the Travolta family’s doctor, then p honed Michael Ossi, lead attorney for the Travoltas. Mr Wilchcombe told the court that following that conversation, he received a phone call from another attorney for the Travoltas. Mr Wilchcombe said he t ook the call in the reception area, spoke to the attorney, t hen called Bridgewater to the telephone before returning to his office. During cross-exam ination by Bridgewater’s attor ney Murrio Ducille, Mr Wilchcombe admitted that Bridge water had not instructed him t o call anyone and had come to him because she was concerned about the documents she had in her possession. According to Mr Wilch combe, Bridgewater said she did not want any harm to come to the Travoltas and had never told him that he was to be an agent to extract money from John Travolta based on the documents she had in her possession. During cross-examination by Lightbourne’s attorney Carlson Shurland, Mr Wilchcombe admitted he had been arrested in connection with the extortion attempt and that he had told a local newspaper that he thought the ordeal was a conspiracy against him. Mr Wilchcombe also admitted that Bridgewater had never told him that her client was seeking to extract money from Mr Tra volta. Attorney Michael Ossi testified yesterday that he spoke with Mr Wilchcombe by tele phone around 5.30 pm on January 12 and following that con versation he phone Michael M cDermott, another attorney for the Travoltas. Mr Ossi also told the court that on Saturday,J anuary 17, he had a meeting with attorneys Allyson Mayn ard Gibson, Damian Gomez, Michael McDermott, Howard B utler and Michael Hamilton at the firm of Gibson and Co. The case resumes on Monday at 10.30. Mrs Maynard-Gibson and Mr McDermott are expected to take the stand next week. Bridgewater, a former PLP senator, and Lightbourne, a former ambulance driver, are accused of attempting to extort $25 million from Hollywood celebrity John Travolta. Prosecutors have called six witnesses, including Mr Tra volta who took the stand on Wednesday. Mr Travolta is expected to be recalled next week. Bridgewater, 49, and Lightbourne, 47, are accused of conspiring to extort and attempting to extort money from Mr Travolta between Jan uary 2 and 20 by means of threats. Bridgewater is also accused of abetment to extort. Wilchcombe testifies at J ohn T ravolta trial FROM page one TRAVOLTA FAMILY attorney Michael Ossi outside court yesterday. 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C M Y K C M Y K SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2009 THETRIBUNE PAGE 9 INSIDE International sports news TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM U-20 World Cup s occer action Page 10 By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter b stubbs@tribunemedia.net LEEVAN ‘Superman’ Sands and Debbie FergusonM cKenzie found a way to p ull off one final victory before they finally shut down t heir long and exhilarating 2 009 track and field season. The duo were joined by C handra Sturrup as they all c ompeted in the Colorful Daegu Pre-Championships M eeting 2009 that took place yesterday at the Daegu Stadium in Japan. While Sands managed to soar 16.50 metres or just 54f eet, 1 3/4-inches to triumph in the men’s triple jump, Ferg uson-McKenzie clocked 2 2.90 seconds to snatch the 200 metres title. Sturrup, on the other hand, had to settle for a sixth place f inish in the women’s 100 in 1 1.82. Sands, 27, said he was e xtremely tired as he was still jet lagged having only arrived i n Daegu on Thursday. He w ent head-to-head with American Brandon Roulhac, who was second with 16.44mo r 53-11 1/4. It was a win, so I can’t complain about that,” he said. “I was extremely tired, so Ij ust wanted to go for the win. I just tried to go with the field, depending on what e verybody else was jumping.” Sands, the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist and fourth place finisher at the August I AAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin, Germany, was the last of sevenc ompetitors in the field. In the first of four rounds, Roulhac cleared 16.26m or 53-4 1/4 and Sands came b ehind him and soared 16.28 or 53-5 to take the early lead. On the second round, R oulhac scratched and Sands passed up as they stayed in that position. In the third round, Roulhac did 16.13 or 52-11 and Sands went 16.19 or 53-1 1/2. Then on their final attempt, R oulhac went 16.44 or 53-11 1/4 to temporarily take the lead. But Sands came back and out-did the American w ith 16.50 or 54-1 3/4. A ndrej Batagelj from Slovenia finished third with his best performance of 16.10o r 52-10 on his last attempt. “It’s the end of the season, s o I just wanted to end it on a w inning note,” Sands said. “It’s been a long season, but it’s been a great one for me.” After going through an up and down battle at the beginning of the season and hampered by a slight ankle injury,S ands said he felt short of his goal of winning a medal in Berlin when he was knocked into fourth spot by Cuban bronze medalist Alexis Copello. B ut after the World Champ ionships, Sands said he was able to shake off the disap pointment of not getting back o n the medal podium by finishing in the top three in all three meets he competed in. I was satisfied with my p erformances this year,” he said. “I can’t complain. I had a good season.” S ands will return to Auburn today where he will reunion with his familyb efore he take the next six w eeks off to rest and recu perate. He noted that he will take a one week vacationb efore he return home for a celebration being planned by the Ministry of Youth, Sports a nd Culture on October 4. “I just need to catch myself,” he said. “I just need to put down all those track s tuff spikes, clothes and everything related to track. I want to chill out with the f amily.” He definitely deserve it. Ferguson-McKenzie nor S turrup could be reached for comments. But they both should be commended for thes tellar season that they also enjoyed. Like Sands, FergusonMcKenzie ended the year on Ferguson, Sands win at Colorful Daegu Meeting preliminaries LEEVAN ‘Superman’ Sands Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie THE NEW Providence Volleyball Association will commence action on Sun day at the D W Davis gymnasium beginning at 3:30pm. The league will open with an exciting rematch of the 2008 championships. Over on the ladies side, the Johnson Lady Truckers, led behind Kelsie Johnson, Margaret "Muggy" Albury and Edrica McPhee, will hit the court in the opener as they attempt to defeat the youthful defending champions, the Scottsdale Vixen, who will be led by Laval Sands, Cherice Rolle and Jackie Conyers. The ladies game will be followed by the awards cer emony as many eagerly await to see who will walk away with the prestigous individual awards. The men’s finale would feature lots of thunderous spikes, monsterous blocks, digs and lightening serves as the defending champions, the Scotiabank Defenders, led by Ian "Wire" Pinder, Sherwaine Arthurs and Maurice "Cheeks" Smith take on the energetic Tech nicians, led by Jamaal Fer guson, Ron "Box" Demeritte and Renaldo Knowles. You don't wanna miss this one!!!! NPVA action continues this Sunday By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net THE Rev. Dr. William Thompson, president of the Bahamas Baptist National Missionary and Educational Convention, said the late Vin cent Lloyd Ferguson is one of those unsung heroes who should never be forgotten. Ferguson, 71, died on Wednesday morning at his home while he was having breakfast. Thompson, who has known the deceased since they were 18 years of age when they played baseball, said Ferguson came around during the era ofthe late major leaguers Andre Rodgers and Tony Curry, but he was not as talented as they were. “In those days, it was a honor to go and play Triple A baseball, even the Majors, even if it was just for a day,” said Thompson, of Ferguson, who played in the Milwaukee Braves (now Atlanta zation. “At the time, you didn’t have that many teams and you are talking about being a black man from a foreign country,so he had to persevere.” What amazed or attracted Ferguson to Thompson was the fact that while the focus of the majority of the players in baseball was on baseball, Ferguson also had a deep passion for education. “He left from here to go to Minnesota where he got signed to play professional baseball,” Ferguson said. “But education was always top on his list. “And even though he went to the minors, he kept his focus on graduating from college and moved into an area where he felt he could be a help to his people and the younger people around him.” Through the years that he, Donnie Lockhart, Bernie Turnquest, Bummy Albury and others were able to social ize together, Thompson said they became very close when they traveled to Wichita to play baseball. “That was the only winning team that every came back from Wichita,” said Thompson, who served as a coach, while Ferguson was the man ager. “We went to the final, but because we only had one pitcher, Frankie Sweeting, we felt short of going all the way.” Although he ventured into the Gospel Ministry, becoming the Pastor of the Faith United Missionary Baptist Church, Thompson said he and Ferguson stayed close when he begin his teaching sting. “I always sort advise from him and he was very instrumental in me going to college, even at a late age,” Thompson said. “He knew that was something that I wanted to do and he played a big part in that. “When I came back, he was already established as a premier educator in the country. But we continued to hit it off in that vain.” Then in 2002, Thompson said their paths crossed again as they were both named to serve on a committee for the restoration of baseball. This time, Thompson served as the chairman and Ferguson was his advisor. “He was a true Bahamian sports icon, especially through his progress in basketball as he was able to turn things around, even though some people didn’t like his attitude, which they called rude. “But in those days, basketball was the sport in the coun try because of the disciplinary role that Vince was able to instill in all those involved.” However, Thompson said he felt that Ferguson deserved more because he felt that the country did an injustice to his contribution to sports and edu cation. “Our country, historically has been a country where if you don’t get it during the time you are performing, it’s diffi cult to get it after,” Thompson pointed out. “We sort of forget our heroes. We forget those who got us to where we are now. We forget those whose shoulders we stand on. We could go on and on with names like Bummy Albury, who is one of the men who made baseball in this country.” Thompson said it’s evident that “the Bahamas have a problem honoring its national heroes. If you’re not a politi cian, you’re not going to be honored. “Thank God for Tonique (Williams-Darling hers right then. But just look at Elisha Obed. When you look at what he’s done, we take these things for granted. “I don’t like to get into talking about it because I really get annoyed.” The former president of the Bahamas Christian Council said Ferguson’s passing is definitely a big loss to the country because he motivated a lot of people to be the best they could be. “He was an educational icon, who believed that we were better than we are if we only pursue education,” Thompson said. “He gave his life to us. “Even when he stopped being principal, he continued to help those who wanted to continue to seek their educational pursuits. He always believed and said that we could be better.” And most importantly, Thompson said the Bahamas has also lost a household name, which made a difference in the country. “When you spoke about Vince Ferguson, you look at a man of sterling integrity, a man who loved his country and who wanted the best for the Bahamas,” Thompson summed up. Thompson reflects on Ferguson He was an educational icon, who believed that we were better than we are if we only pursue education. Rev. Dr. William Thompson SEE page 10

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n OLYMPICS TOKYO Associated Press IF ANYTHINGcan make the busy citizens of Tokyo take notice of their city’s bid to host the 2016 Olympics, it’sa robot large enough to take on Godzilla. A fitting symbol of the technology for which Japanis famous, the moving, talk ing 60-foot robot was part of a promotional blitz to drum up support for Tokyo’s campaign after an International Olympic Committee poll in February found only 55 percent of residents supported the effort. A replica of the popular character Mobile Suit Gundam, from a Japanese anime series created by Yoshiyuki Tomino, the robot towered over the man-made Odaiba island overlooking Tokyo Bay and prominently displayed the Tokyo 2016 logo on its shoulder. Organizers say public support has increased in recent polls, and that more than 20 million people in Japan’s capital now support the bid. A rally through the streets of the city on Wednesday attracted more than 400,000 people, testament to the improved public opinion. “Tokyo 2016 is about the passion of 34 million people in our dynamic capital and more than 100 million supporters across our nation who know this is our chance to create a better future for Japan through sport,” said Hidetoshi Maki, deputy director general of Tokyo’s bid. Tokyo is competing with Chicago, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro for the right to host the 2016 Summer Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote next Friday in Copenhagen. Japanese organizers say Tokyo is the best choice in the midst of a global reces sion. Tokyo has the largest met ropolitan budget in the world if the Japanese capital were a country, it would have the 15th highest GDP in the world. That kind of economic might, Tokyo’s organizers say, makes it the safest choice fora post-recession Olympics and the Paralympic Games that follow. “No other 2016 bid city is offering the same level of guarantees to the IOC,” Tokyo bid chief Ichiro Kono said. “These include the greatest possible commitment of both our national and local government and $4 billion already set aside in the bank to cover all infrastructure development.” Tokyo readies for 2016 Olympic pitch C M Y K C M Y K SPORTS P AGE 10, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2009 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM IN THIS photo taken on Sept. 6, 2009, cyclists pass by the logo of Tokyo's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics attached on the fence encircling the Olympic facility buildings construction site in Tokyo, Japan. Shizuo Kambayashi/ AP Photo n S OCCER LONDON Associated Press SOCCER’S European g overning body is invest igating 40 cases of m atch-fixing involving Champions League and UEFA Cup matches. Peter Limacher, head of disciplinary services at UEFA, told The Associated Press on Frid ay that the cases involved early qualifying matches of clubs “mainly from eastern Europe”o ver the last four years. O f the 40 matches where UEFA has been alerted to suspiciousb etting patterns, 15 took place in the last two years, Limacher said. “Right now it’s mainly e astern Europe clubs being investigated. They know they are not goingto be involved later in t he tournament and they are going out, so decide, ’Let’s make a profit,”L imacher said. “In the c ases we have seen, it’s really the deliberate planned fix of the games, the whole games. First the result at halftime, then after 90 minutes. “It might take some time (to convict cases where we can work together with the police, that might be possible.” Limacher said UEFA is building a network of informers across Europe to clamp down on match fixing. UEFA announced last month that three Mace donian clubs were being investigated after banning the former champion FK Pobeda from European competitions for eight years. One of the fixtures under suspicion is FK Milano’s 12-2 aggregate loss in July against Croatia’s Slaven Koprivnika in the second qualifying round of the Europa League, the new format for the UEFA Cup. UEFA investigating 40 cases of match-fixing U 2 0 W O R L D C U P S O C C E R A C T I O N Nigeria's Daniel Adejo, top, shouts as he collides with Venezuela's Louis Pena. NIGERIA'S Nurudeen Orelesi, right, holds off Venezuela's Victor Perez... NIGERIA'S Obiora Nwankwo, left, and Venezuela's Jonathan Del Valle fight for control of the ball. A Venezuela fan carrying a child cheers in the stand ahead of the Nigeria against Venezuela. NIGERIA'S Obiora Nwankwo, left, and Venezuela's Jonathan Del Valle fight for control of the ball VENEZUELA'S Louis Pena, left, and Nigeria's King Osanga collide. Nigeria took on Venezuela in the U-20 World Cup group B soccer match at the Al-Salam stadium in C airo, Egypt, Friday, Sept. 25, 2009. B EN CURTIS/ A P Photos a triumphant note by taking the women’s 200 in 22.90. Her nearest rival wasJ amaican quarter-miler Shericka Williams, who did 23.18 for second. Cayman Island’s Cydonie Mothersill came in third in 23.32. And in the women’s 100, S turrup ran 11.82 for sixth place. The race was won by World Championships’ bronze medalist Carmelita Jeter in a championship record of 10.83. A merican Tyson Gay a lso produced a champio nship record in winning the men’s 100 in 9.94 over Jamaican Asafa Powell, who did 10.00. AnotherJ amaican, Nesta Carter was third in 10.15. 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C M Y K C M Y K OUT AND ABOUT PAGE 12, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2009 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM OUT & ABOUT IN THE 242 CIRCA 1890 IS A GOURMET RESTAURANT on Shirley Street in Nassau. The exquisitely designed restaurant features opulent Moroccan fixtures and paintings in a serene ambiance. Anthony Stubbs, owner of Circa 1890, describes it as a “New York style” lounge and restaurant with an “intimate ambiance”. If you call and make a reservation (it is a top choice for private events got, rack of lamb or tenderloin at 3am. During the week the it is a perfect spot to have a quiet or romantic dinner, host a sophisticated business lunch or enjoy a selection from the excellent wine list. Circa 1890 is more than just a restaurant. Over the last few months it has begun to attract the young and hip and has become quite a hot-spot for a trendy crowd who want to sip cocktails and chill out. Dubbed “Martini Madness”, Friday at Circa 1890 brings out the stylish set for some delicious Martini creations. A new series of events will be alternated as of this week. “A Taste of” will showcase a different theme every night featuring cocktails and food from around the world. The first event is “Sao Paolo, the flavour of Brazil”. Circa 1890 is not a mainstream venue just yet, but it is surely one of the island’s best kept secrets. O WNER ANTHONY STUBBS KEDAR CLARKE CINA SWEETING AND FRIENDS BARTENDER MICHAEL STUBBS HEIKE