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Relatives
of four fire
victims tell
police of
suspicions



ONE-YEAR-OLD Telair John-
son was a victim of the sus-
pected arson fire. Theresa
Brown, 51, Kayshala Bodie,
18, and Savanna Stuart, 18,
also died.

RELATIVES of the four
people killed in a house fire
on Thursday say they have
some possible suspects in
mind.

The family believes they
know who could have been
responsible for the ruthless
arson attack, and have com-
municated their views to the
police.

While Superintendent Leon
Bethel, head of the Criminal
Detective Unit’s homicide
department, said no clear sus-
pects have yet been identi-
fied, he added that all the
information offered by the
family and others will be con-
sidered seriously in the inves-
tigation.

Supt Bethel added: “If that
information is circulating they

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ing residents in the east to
be on the lookout for a
dark green Honda.

It says: “If you see it call
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DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM Vernice Walkine addresses members of the Rotary Club of East Nassau at the

Move to attract more cruise ship
visitors to ‘clean and safe’ Nassau

Nassau Yacht Club yesterday.

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

THE Bahamian public can expect to
see physical improvements to the area
of downtown Nassau before the end of
the year, the Director General of
Tourism said yesterday.

Addressing the Rotary Club of East
Nassau at the Nassau Yacht Club, Ms
Vernice Walkine and managing director
of the Downtown Nassau Partnership
(DNP) Vaughn Roberts gave an update
on the Ministry’s plans for the revitali-
sation of downtown and the need for
more private/public partnership in the
project.

With two million cruise passengers vis-
iting the port of Nassau every year, Ms
Walkine said that downtown needs to
be made “clean and safe” to lure these
visitors off the ships.

“We have to improve the movement of
transportation through downtown. And
I know someone is going to ask me the
question so I’m going to anticipate it and
answer you now — ‘Why would we not
make a decision and pedestrianize down-
town?’.

“Inquiring minds want to know and I
want to know too. And J think a part of
this exercise is to determine the viability
of doing that. It is probably not viable, so
what are the options that we have? Those
are the kinds of questions that we need to



Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

MANAGING DIRECTOR of the Downtown
Nassau Partnership Vaughn Roberts
addresses members of the Rotary Club of
East Nassau at the Nassau Yacht Club
yesterday.

ask as we go through this exercise,” she
said.

With the assumption that it probably
would not be feasible for Bay Street to be
pedestrianized, Ms Walkine reminded

We have to
improve the
movement of
transportation
through down-
town.

Vernice Walkine

those Rotarians in attendance and the
media that parking is probably the single
biggest challenge that the ministry faces
downtown.

“The movement of traffic through Bay
Street would not be an issue if parking
were not an issue. So that is the first
thing we need to address,” she said.

This very issue was the poll question
offered by The Tribune on its website,
www.tribune242.com which asked what
was the number one thing that needs to
be done to improve the Bay Street expe-
rience.

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Convicted
murderer
released on
two years’
probation

A CONVICTED
murderer who spent
18 years in Her
Majesty’s Prison was
released on two years
probation yesterday.

Trevor Nixon had
served time for his
conviction of the
1992 murder of Sher-
ry Ferguson. Prose-
cutors said that he
had beaten her to
death with a stone.
Nixon had admitted
to being “high” when
he killed her.

Nixon was sen-
tenced to death but
that sentence was lat-
er commuted to life
imprisonment. Nixon
filed a constitutional
motion, however,
claiming that his con-
stitutional rights
were being breached.
In March 2006, the
London based Privy
Council ruled that
the Bahamas’
mandatory death
penalty was “uncon-
stitutional.”

Senior Supreme
Court Justice Jon
Isaacs yesterday re-
sentenced Nixon to
two years probation
taking into consider-
ation the fact that he
had been incarcerat-
ed for 18 years.
Nixon was ordered to
report to community
counselling for three
months during which
he will be tested for
drug use.

He is expected
back in court on Jan-
uary 28, 2010 for a
review. Nixon was
represented by
lawyer Jerone
Roberts and Bradley
Cooper.

The prosecutor
was Eucal Bonaby.



Wanted man
surrenders

FREEPORT - A man
who is wanted by police for
questioning in connection
with housebreaking and
stealing has surrendered to
authorities.

Carlos Nottage, 24, turned
himself in at the Central
Police Station on Thursday
morning.

He was accompanied by
his lawyer, K Brian Hanna.

Police issued an All Points
Bulletin on Nottage earlier
this week.

ASP Loretta Mackey
thanked the media and the
general public in Freeport
for their continued support.



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THE TRIBUNE



LOCAL NEWS



BAHAMIANS SPEAK ABOUT THE ISSUES WHICH CONCERN THEM MOST...



... the GB Port Authority, penalties for
murder, prison life and street lighting

Crispin Seymour,
Tropical Shipping

“Why doesn’t the
Bahamas government
revoke or take back the con-
tract that was given to the
GBPA? They’re stifling the
growth of the Grand
Bahama because of all the
in-house feuding.”

Keith Saunders,
Tropical Shipping

“Too much conflict. The
people are not getting what
they want (in Grand
Bahama).”

Elise,
Tropical Shipping

“You have to go through
them (Grand Bahama Port
Authority) to get permission
for anything.

“They should not have
such a monopoly on the
people.

“The people are only suf-
fering. They also need to
stop that duty free bond
because the government is
getting ripped off.

“People are just bringing
things in through Freeport
and distributing it through-
out the islands.

“At the same time we
have the government crying
‘bout the treasury broke.”

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The Tribune took to the streets
yesterday to ask which issues
concerned Bahamians the most.

Employees of Tropical Ship-
ping sounded off on the Grand
Bahama Port Authority while
others shared their views on a

variety of topics.

Lyndon Eldon, 44,
Electrician

I think we need to break
the (Hawksbill Creek)
agreement. It’s not working
and doesn’t have the best
interests of the Bahamian
people.

Paul Haven, 33,
Doctors Hospital

“I’m in the Killarney con-
stituency and I live ona
road called Munnings Dri-
ve that has had some diffi-
culties. It is unpaved and
unlighted, and the govern-
ment has agreed to meet to
discuss our road. It’s been a

long time coming but we are
happy that they are finally
discussing it.”

Keano Cambridge,
39, Doctor’s Hospital

“One of the main con-
cerns for me is the current
situation surrounding peo-
ple being let out of prison. I
feel that it’s something that
needs to be addressed.
There has to be stiffer penal-
ties for murder because we
need to have more care for
life. People are being taken
out like insects and my rec-
ommendation is once a per-
son is remanded in prison
there needs to be an isolated
cay like Alcatraz, so that

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prison life is what it is -
prison life. Repeat offend-
ers should be kept away
from society.”

Kweku Symonette,
27, The Sign Man

“Headlines nowadays are
depressing. Sometimes I
wonder if it was always like
this, when I was younger, or
if it’s being publicised a
whole lot more now.

“Tt feels as if every day
there is an outrageous act of
violence or murder cover-
ing the front page. I
attribute a lot of it to social-
isation — the more money
we make, the more poverty
we create. Sometimes it
actually deters me from
watching/ reading the news.

“I don’t know where our
focus is right now, besides
making money and corrup-
tion. I don’t deny the need
to inform, but sometimes its
feels as though the more it’s
publicised the more it hap-
pens. The crime is serious
and I feel like we’re not giv-
ing the youth anything to do.
I find that, at least in my
areas of interest, there are
not a lot of positive oppor-
tunities for the youth.

“Junior camps and tour-
naments are at an all time
low right now. It’s like, yeah
we’re spending all this mon-
ey with tourism but if we
neglect the youth... they’re
the future of this country. I
really wish they would have
more programmes for the
youth, because its so imper-
ative that they have positive
outlets and constructive
things to do.”



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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2009, PAGE 3

LOCAL NEWS



Traffic violators | CRIME: Tommy Turnquest at Rotary Club

face crackdown Dru

THE police will move swift-
ly and decisively to crack
down on traffic violators as
part of its ‘Crime Reduction
Strategy’ which was launched
three weeks ago, Minister of
National Security Tommy
Turnquest said on Thursday.

Mr Turnquest said mem-
bers of the public will shortly
see the police moving “more
decisively” against lawlessness
of any kind, including the run-
ning of red lights, driving
recklessly on pedestrian cross-
ings, speeding, ignoring stop
signs and other traffic viola-
tions.

“As the strategy increasing-
ly moves against traffic viola-
tors, I would advise (these
persons — particularly speed-
ers) that a heavy foot on the
gas pedal may result in a light
wallet or purse,” he said.

Mr Turnquest said the
crack-down on traffic offend-
ers is one of the major compo-
nents of the Crime Reduction
Strategy as police officials
move to reduce the instances
of criminal activity in New
Providence.

“The strategy and ongoing
anti-crime measures target
serious crime, but all crime is
included in its (sphere).
Together with other ongoing,
vigorous law enforcement ini-
tiatives, the strategy is bring-
ing coherence to the wide-
ranging law enforcement
efforts of the Royal Bahamas
Police Force. It is also chang-
ing the way the police force
does business,” Mr Turnquest
said.

Sending more traffic
offenders before the courts is
part of that wide-ranging law
enforcement effort.

Mr Turnquest said statistics
show that from June 1, 2009
to September 15, 2009, 454
speeding tickets were issued,
which is less than five per day,
and a figure which he said is
too low for the number of
offences being committed.

“T know from being on the
road myself that more persons
than that are breaking the
speed limit laws and so all
police officers — regardless of
their assigned division — are
expected to stop these traffic
offenders,” he said.

os, retaliation and conflict

behind 56% of 2009 murders

66 per cent were ‘result
of circumstances that
police could not have
prevented’ — Minister

OF the 59 murders commit-
ted so far this year, 66 per cent
were the result of circumstances
that the police could not have
prevented, National Security
Minister Tommy Turnquest
said.

Mr Turnquest said that 56
per cent of the murders result-
ed from the “triple threat” of
ulicit drug trade, retaliation and
conflict. Addressing the month-
ly breakfast meeting of the
Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise
on Thursday, he said 33 of the
59 murders were a result of the
aforementioned triple threat,
as 11 of them were drug related,
10 the result of retaliation and
12 a result of conflict.

The National Security Min-
ister said domestic violence
matters accounted for six of the
murders, or 10 per cent, while
armed robbery was the motive
in eight of the murders com-
mitted.

“Looking at the analysis of
the motives for the 59 murders,
we recognise that 39 of them
were as a result of circum-
stances that the police could
not have prevented,” he said.

Mr Turnquest said the timing
of the murders was also impor-
tant to note, as 40 of the mur-
ders took place between the
hours of 4pm and 8am; 21
between 4pm and midnight,
and 27 were committed
between midnight and 8am.

The use of firearms also
played a key role in the number
of murders committed.

Guns were used to commit
42 murders, knives and cutlass-
es were used in 12 murders, and
“other means” were uses in the
remaining five cases.

Mr Turnquest said it was
against this backdrop that the
‘Crime Reduction Strategy’ was

MINISTER OF ne SECURITY TOMMY Ens

launched in New Providence
just three weeks ago.

“The Crime Reduction Strat-
egy has a critical overarching
objective which is to enhance
public confidence in the police
and thereby to reduce not only
crime and criminality, but the
fear of crime,” he said.

The National Security Min-
ister said the strategy is
designed to target serious
crime, including murder, armed
robbery, robbery, auto theft
and house-break-ins.

“Tt will also target prolific
offenders, particularly the
emerging and dangerous breed
of career criminals, with the
objective of disrupting their
operations and bringing them
to justice for the offences they
commit,” he added. Mr Turn-
quest said the strategy will also
target problem areas, particu-
larly the so-called “hot spots.”

“In these areas, uniformed
police officers will bring high
visibility to law enforcement
and place the force in a posi-
tion to rapidly respond to crim-
inal activities,” he said.

Mr Turnquest said the police

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has built, and will continue to
build, an effective national
database on crime and crimi-
nality. However, effective anti-
crime strategies, he said,
require much more than tough
action by the police, no matter
how efficient that action is.
“In addition to the work of
the law enforcement agencies,
effective crime-fighting strate-
gies require a country-wide
response, from individuals, civic
organisations, the church and
the community, including the
business community,” Mr Turn-
quest said. “We must not turn a
blind eye to crime, whether it is
drug trafficking, illegal gun pos-
session, murder, robbery, the
encouragement of illegal immi- a
gration, or general lawlessness.”

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Natasha Young, 36, with
abetting to commit the
murder of Pedro Young on
Wednesday July 8, 2009.

Earlier, a major in the
US Marines Corps was
charged with threatening to
kill Mr Young. He is on
$2,000 bail.

Young, who appeared
before Chief Magistrate
Roger Gomez in Court
One, Bank Lane, was not
required to enter a plea to
the charge. Inspector
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cutor, objected to Young
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Tribune Limited

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

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Alternate reality confronts Obama

ATLANTA — In CrazyWorld,
Barack Obama is a foreigner who has
unconstitutionally usurped the presi-
dency of the United States.

In Actual America, Hawaii-born
Obama was elected president by his fel-
low citizens.

And so it goes on both sides of the
mystic curtain.

In CrazyWorld, that recent Tea Party
rally in Washington drew two million
people and the failure of the ever-
despised mainstream media to admit as
much was one more example of their
perfidiousness.

An aerial photo, eagerly circulated
on the political right, indeed did show a
monster crowd, surely a million and
more.

In Actual America, the photo turned
out to be of the 1997 Promise Keepers
rally.

Old hands at guesstimating crowd
sizes figure the Tea Party turnout at
about 75,000.

Most media skipped the numbers
game, put the crowd in the “tens of
thousands” and characterized it as
“impressive” or words to that effect,
hardly a negation.

In CrazyWorld, the federal govern-
ment is being insidiously infused with
“czars” and in the academies of right-
wing arcana, the movement’s scholars
argue over whether there are just 32 or
maybe as many as 140-plus, a parody of
medieval monks bickering over how
many angels could dance on the head of
a pin.

In Actual America, the president has
assigned various appointees to oversee
a number of projects or programmes
— nuclear non-proliferation, the bank
bailout, faith-based activities and so on.
All modern presidents have done much
the same.

The appointees have standard-issue
bureaucratic titles. “Czar” is the inven-
tion of fairway barkers at the right-wing
carnival like Sean Hannity and Glenn
Beck.

In CrazyWorld, Obama is surrender-
ing to terrorism.

In Actual America, he has sent 21,000

additional troops into Afghanistan,
home turf of terrorism and wellspring of
9/11, and seems likely to send more.
He has increased the military bud-
et.
: In Crazy World, Obama is bankrupt-
ing taxpayers and the nation.

In Actual America, he proposed and
Congress enacted a tax cut good for up
to $400 per person for 95 per cent of
taxpayers and a $2,500 tax credit to off-
set college tuition costs.

The Treasury calculates it will save
five million families a total of about $9
billion.

The record deficit that he’s presiding
over is overwhelmingly a projection of
previously committed entitlements
(Social Security, Medicare and so on) of
leftover Bush debt and of revenue loss-
es from the recession, which recovery
will largely make up.

In CrazyWorld, Obama — when he’s
not a fascist — is a communist, recent-
ly morphed from Marxist to Stalinist,
pursuing an alien agenda.

In Actual America, Obama is a mod-
erate-to-liberal Democrat carrying
through on the platform he openly
espoused to win election just 10 months
ago.

In CrazyWorld, the fact that the
House health care reform bill is 1,018
pages long somehow shows its hope-
lessness.

In Actual America, the format for
congressional bills is about a third or
more white space — 25 double-spaced
lines per page, about six or seven words
per line.

President Bush’s 2007 budget bill was
1,482 pages. So?

You know, we would be able to hear
one another a lot better here on Earth if
it weren’t for all the static coming from
outer space.

(This article was written by Tom
Teepen — c.2009 Cox Newspapers).



THE TRIBUNE

Bernard Nottage —
you're at bottom of
leadership ladder

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I am presuming Bernard J
Nottage is serious with his
public statement that he will
contest the leadership posi-
tion of the PLP in the upcom-
ing convention or is it all
sham?

If I was to put a title to this
letter it would probably read
something like the following:
once in the fold, then out,
then back-in BUT aren’t you
then on the bottom of the pile
of possible leadership contes-
tants?

Many will argue strongly
that the loss of the PLP in
election 2007 was directly a
result of mishandling of affairs
within the party-politic imme-
diately after the results of the
2002 election were announced
and currently the Rt Hon Per-
ry G Christie only holds the
mantle because if the Rt Hon

LETTERS

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Hubert Ingraham runs again
Christie would have the sole
chance of beating him.

Is the candidacy of Bernard
J Nottage appropriate?

Is it liable to the obvious
—when you lost the immedi-
ate past leadership race
against Perry Christie you
turned your back on the PLP
and formed the CDR and
organised the CDR with the
intent to remove and beat the
PLP in election 1997 and only
after a sorrowful defeat in
1997 did he with tail between
his legs return it is understood
on the invitation of Perry G
Christie. Is it possible now
that like the act of Brutus in

Julius Caesar BJ is trying to
kiss and betray his friend?

Least all forget when Sir
Lynden curiously joined
Christie and Nottage as both
joint deputy leaders surely
that was to test who was the
better leader and time told as
the choice not only within the
PLP was obvious but nation-
ally with the election of Perry
Gladstone Christie as Leader
of the PLP and obviously con-
stitutionally the Prime Min-
ister.

Sorry, BJ, you had your
moment — you left — your
return put you on the bottom
rung of the leadership ladder
there are many in front of you
and the best advice is don’t
spoil.

ABRAHAM
MOSS

Nassau,
September 9, 2009.

Removal of casuarinas was a waste
of time — now we have to live with it

EDITOR, The Tribune.

To quote from Ancilleno O Davis M Sc
Letter of Tuesday, August 26, 2009.

“The facts are, casuarinas destroy marine
turtle and sea bird nesting beaches.”

I agree casuarinas pop up everywhere and
should be eliminated where possible.

We are, however, talking about a small
section of beach, namely Saunders Beach,
where Bahamians have enjoyed access and
shade for family get-togethers, where drivers
and tourists have had the privilege of
panoramic sea views between well spaced
majestic tree trunks for many years.

We can’t say the same for Orange Hill
where native flora has completely blocked
all sea views on the drive to Lyford Cay.

Anyway, there’s no use crying over spilt

can now look forward to turtles returning to
Saunders Beach to lay their eggs. That of

trees.

milk as my mother used to say.

Now we have created another problem.
With the absence of those terrible casuari-
nas, according to some local scientist, we

Nassau,

course will mean the closure of the beach to
the general public during the incubating
period, no more street lights after dark and
will force the Gas Station across the street to
close at dusk to prevent mummy turtle from
being squashed as she crosses Bay Street to
investigate the source of light.

Of course this may never happen as the
public will still continue to use the beach
even after the planting of favourable native

The turtles will seek quieter beaches to lay
their eggs away from the barbeques and
music boxes.

I therefore think the removal of the
casuarinas a waste of time and money, but
it’s happened, now we have to live with it.

DAVID WHITE

August, 2009.

Drivers, please use your indicators

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Please be advised that
there is something called a
turn signal indicator light on
cars that are properly func-
tioning.

The purpose of this piece
of equipment is to indicate
your intention so that the
drivers around you can react
appropriately.

When in use, the turn sig-
nal indicator on the inside
is lighted, with flashing
arrows and accompanied by
a clicking sound.

On the outside, the turn
signal light on the side that
you intend to turn should be
a blinking red light and
clearly visible.

Please ensure that your
indicators, including the out-
side lights are functioning
properly...but most of all
please, please, use them!

Practice using them even
when there are no drivers
around.

Proper use of indicator
lights can help to avoid acci-
dents, and maybe even save





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Please!

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Nassau,

August, 2009.

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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 12" day of September, 2009 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box

N-7147, Nassau, The Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that SARKIS IZMIRLIAN of
LYFORD CAY DRIVE, NASSAU, THE 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 12'* day of September, 2009 to the Minister
responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box
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EAST ST. SOUTH, THE 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/
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WINDING Bay

ABACO, BAHAMAS

A RITZ-CARLTON’ MANAGED CLUB

Multi-Unit General Manager

Position Summary

The “Multi-Unit General Manager” function is the primary strategic business
leader of seven (7) business entities spread between two locations in Jupiter,
Florida AND Abaco, Bahamas.

Position oversees the development and implementation of club strategies
and ensures implementation of the brand service strategy and brand initiatives.
The position ensures that the clubs’ operations meet the brand’s target
customer needs, maximizes associate satisfaction and focuses on growing
revenues and the overall financial performance of all departments. As the
leader of both properties’ Guidance Teams, M-UGM develops and implements
Club-wide strategies that deliver products and services to meet or exceed
the needs and expectations of the brand’s target customer and associates and
provides a return on investment to the owners and the Company.

Expected Contributions

« Energizes the Gold Standards of the Company and ensures brand
initiatives are implemented to meet or exceed member, employee and
financial expectations. Continuously challenges the team to improve
operations, and ensures compliance with brand standards to protect
brand integrity.
Leverages synergies among both properties to maximize market
penetration, operational excellence, and overall business performance.
Selects, develops and retains a diverse leadership team capable of
delivering the expected performance contributions and with growth
potential, and holds others accountable for doing the same. Leads the
guidance team and leverages additional corporate and regional resources
to develop and implement destination club-wide strategies that are
aligned with the company’s Key Success Factors. Facilitates talent
development and leverages opportunities to share and maximize talent
among the Areas Clubs and Residences.
Focuses the team on delivering services and products to meet or exceed
owner expectations, create owner loyalty, and grow market share. Builds
relationships with key customers.

Qualifications
* 4-year bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant

Management, or related major
15+ years of progressive experience in private club industry with
exposure to multiple disciplines
Prior General Manager or equivalent experience in a luxury market
environment
Property Management certifications required by the State of Florida
Prior multi-property oversight preferred

Skills & Knowledge

¢ Leadership - Visible, proactive, personally involved leader with excellent
organizational skills, capable of providing focused leadership and
contributing to establish the club and residences prominent position
within the market. A well-developed capability for strategic decision-
making and a track record of proven results in the areas of customer
satisfaction, operational excellence, employee satisfaction, revenue and
profit.
Financial Acumen - Business savvy leader with demonstrated financial
acumen, capable of providing strong P&L results oriented financial
leadership.
Operations - Excellent sense of product and service quality, a passion
for excellence and an understanding of the sophisticated needs of the
luxury customer. Creative and innovative operations leadership, capable
of delivering products and services that will differentiate the clubs and
residences in the region’s luxury residential market.
Governance - Property Management designations or certifications
required by the State of Florida are required. Responsible for Rules
and Enforcement, Property Maintenance, Services Communications,
Finances, Administration, Asset Protection and assistance with Policy
Development all in accordance with local and state statutes.

Director of Operations

Position Summary
Functions as the strategic business leader of food and beverage/culinary
operations and acts as General Manager in his/her absence. Areas of

may have led to cancer cases

BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Local environmentalist
Gail Woon is concerned that ground pol-
lution on Grand Bahama has affected the
health of the community — possibly adding
the prevalence of cancer on the island.

Ms Woon fears that “dangerous chemi-
cals” left behind by companies which oper-
ate or used to operate on Grand Bahama
could be behind many cases of the dis-
ease.

She gave the example of Hepburn Town
in Eight Mile Rock, where she claims “can-
cer clusters” developed after the ground
was polluted by a chemical known as diox-
in.

“We are experiencing human effects

from ground pollution on Grand Bahama
Island," she said.

However a representative of Bahama
Cement, which is situated near Hepburn
Town, said she is unaware of any ground
contamination in the area, adding that the
company’s employees live in the town and
have not complained of any illnesses.

The spokesperson noted that her com-
pany uses materials such as bauxite and
gypsum, but not dioxin. She said she has
not heard of any other company using this
substance on the island.

Ms Woon, founder of Earthcare, said
that many industries are attracted to the
Bahamas because of the lack of compre-
hensive environmental legislation.

She said the government should improve
the country’s environment laws as a “mat-
ter of urgency”.

“The sad thing is that in 2009 we still
do not have environmental legislation to
speak of,” she said.

She noted that Grand Bahama is con-
sidered the "industrial capital” of he
Bahamas, but claims some industries have
been detrimental to the environment.

The proposed expansion of the mining
company Bahama Rock has been a con-
troversial issue, with the Grand Bahama
Committee of Concerned Residents calling
on the government to block the move.

The committee believes the project will
cause damage to the environment and
impact the quality of life in Eight Mile
Rock and Queen’s Cove.

"Their expansion may impact the man-
groves and coppice habitats that are very
important on the north shore for fisheries
and wildlife,” Ms Woon said.

FNM convention set to take place early November

WITH the FNM’s con-
vention scheduled to take

posts within the party.
“There may be some

good luck,” he said.
Mr Symonette stopped

Christie will be defeated at
the PLP’s convention, stat-

place in the first week of
November, Deputy Prime
Minister Brent Symonette
said that he is unaware at
this time of anyone seek-
ing to challenge either his
or Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham’s position.

“The leader has made it
very clear that all positions
in the FNM are open for
anyone who wishes to con-
test them, including his.

“At the moment we are
unaware of anyone who is
either going to contest the
position of leader or deputy
leader. But they are always
welcome to do so,” Mr
Symonette said.

However, he added that
he fully expects there to be
a serious contest for the
chairmanship and other

contenders for that post at
convention and we will wait
and see,” he said.

When asked if the over-
whelming interest shown in
recent months in the
upcoming PLP convention
was any indication of the
public’s feelings towards
the Opposition, Mr Symon-
ette said that he sees the
situation as PLPs being
unhappy with the leader-
ship of that party following
the loss of the last general
election.

“Obviously certain per-
sons are unhappy with the
leadership position of Mr
(Perry) Christie and they
have expressed it vocally.
And it is going to be an
interesting convention and
we wish those that run

Job Vacancies

responsibility include: Front Office, Business Centre, Recreation/Fitness
Department, Retail/Gift Shops, Housekeeping, Food and Beverage/Culinary
and Event Management. Position oversees the development and
implementation of departmental strategies and ensures implementation of
the brand service strategy and brand initiatives. The position ensures that
food and beverage/culinary operations meet the brand’s target customer
needs, maximizes associate satisfaction, focuses on growing revenues and
the overall financial performance of the departments. As a member of the
Guidance Team, develops and implements hotel-wide strategies that deliver
products and services to meet or exceed the needs and expectations of the
brand’s target customer and associates and provides a return on investment

to the owners and Ritz-Carlton.
Responsibilities

¢ Demonstrating Leadership
* Achieving Goals

* Exceeding Customer Expectations

¢ Improving Profit

* Maintaining Balance Between Profit and Service Satisfaction
¢ Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
* Destination Club and Residential Management

Qualifications

¢ 4-year bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant

Management, or related major

* 5 years experience in executive management position in a five star

resort

¢ Ritz-Carlton Hotel or Destination Club experience preferred

Skills & Knowledge

short of commenting on
whether he thinks Mr

ing: “I’m not getting into
his party’s business.”

* Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes
for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer
needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and daily
evaluation of existing customer satisfaction measurement processes.
Management of Financial Resources - Determining how money will
be spent and available resources utilized to get the work done and daily
accounting for these expenditures.

Analytical/Critical Thinking - The ability to gather and organize
information using a logical and systematic process; recognize patterns
and relationships in complex data; examine data to identify implications,
problems and draw appropriate conclusions; generate alternative solutions
to problems; evaluate strengths, weaknesses and consequences of
alternative solutions and approaches to solving problems.

Applied Business Knowledge - Understanding market dynamics involved
in running a private membership club under development, enterprise
level objectives and important aspects of ultra-luxury club / resort
business to accurately diagnose strengths and weaknesses, anticipate
opportunities and risks, identify issues, and develop strategies and plans.
Aligning individual and team actions with strategies and plans to drive
business results.

Pastry Chef

Position Summary

Create and maintain a positive work environment through coaching and leading
staff while establishing creative and exciting menu products, both appetizing and.
visually appealing. Work and maintain good working relationships with other
work areas. Meet with meeting planners and social catering event coordinators
to develop personalized dessert products. Direct, train and monitor performance
of Pastry staff. Maintain organization, cleanliness and sanitation of work areas
and equipment.

Essential Job Functions

* Train, coach, lead and hold Pastry team accountable to the job functions
listed below. Meet daily to review assignments, schedules, anticipated
business levels, employee performance issues and other information
pertinent to job performance.

Maintain and strictly abide by sanitation/health regulations and the
hotel’s food safety program requirements. Ensure all Pastry employees
maintain food handlers’ certification.

Meet with Executive Chef to review assignments, anticipated business
levels, changes and other information pertinent to the job performance

Full and part time positions available — all shifts.
If you are a punctual, inspiring person with a great
voice who loves music, and enjoys interacting

with people, then this job is for you.

While not required, experience is an asset.
Competitive salary plus benefits.
Email resume (and demo) to
gospelradiodeejay @ gmail.com.

Only those short listed will be contacted.



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WINDING BAY

ABACO, BAHAMAS
A RITZ-CARLTON’ MANAGED CLUB

on a daily basis.

Prepare and assign production and prep work for Pastry staff to complete;
review priorities.

Communicate additions or changes to the assignments as they arise
throughout the shift. Identify situations, which compromise the
department's standards and delegate these tasks.

Prepare amenity orders for room service in accordance with specified
requirements and hotel standards.

Prepare all dishes following recipes and yield guides, according to Ritz-
Carlton standards.

Monitor performance of Pastry staff and ensure all procedures are
completed to the department standards

Assist Pastry staff wherever required to ensure excellent service to
guests.

Ensure all Pastry staff assignments are completed before they leave
work area.

Review status of work and follow-up actions required with the Executive
Chef before leaving.

Qualifications, Skills & Knowledge
¢ Certification of culinary training or apprenticeship.
e 5 years experience in F&B leadership position at a luxury club, hotel
or restaurant.
¢ Knowledge of food and beverage cost controls.
* Ability to plan and develop menus and recipes.

Director of Sales

Position Summary

Designing, implementing and continuously evaluating all sales processes;
Maintaining content and direction on Training and Motivation of Sales
Leadership and Field Sales Force; Developing and maintaining visibility
over Sales Standards and Accountability Measures; Providing related sales
input to New Site Feasibility and Business Planning Processes

Essential Job Functions

¢ Monitor and evaluate sales processes while maintaining visibility over
daily sales progress against budgets

¢ Create and implement specific sales and marketing field operations
best practices, policies and guidelines
Create and implement structured sales presentation training and sales
executive evaluation
Develop sales management training programs as well as create system
succession strategy to identify/groom key sales professionals
Insure performance management is implemented and maintained
consistently across the system
Review all sales related assumptions in the feasibility process, ensuring
strategic and operational reasonableness, comparability among PEPS,
budgets, forecasts and LRP
Provide Brand with product and business development recommendations.
Relate information regarding competitive tactics and products.

Qualifications, Skills & Knowledge

¢ College degree

¢ Minimum of ten years in the vacation ownership industry

¢ Minimum of five years ownership sales and sales management experience

* Strong verbal and written communications skills; ability to communicate
effectively with senior management

¢ Experience in designing products, processes, policies and training
manuals

* Ritz Carlton Club experience preferred

Please send resume to the attention of:
Director of Human Resources
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
P.O. Box AB-20571
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Bahamas

OR

Email: Freddie Munnings@ritzcarlton.com
Deadline for applications is Friday, September 25, 2009



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LOCAL NEWS



Nicole Colebrooke appointed
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THE Chairman and President of the Grand Bahama Port
Authority and Port Group Limited has announced the
appointment of Nicole Colebrooke as manager of the new-
ly implemented customer relations unit.

With the impending move of the Grand Bahama Power
Company, a tenant of the GBPA headquarters building, in
early 2010, the Port Group Limited has restructured itself to
form its own customer relations department.

“As servants of the people, providing quality customer ser-
vice is a priority for our group as we create a more efficient
and service-oriented organisation. As such, we are pleased
to announce the appointment of Mrs Colebrooke, who
embodies superior customer service and is well equipped to
lead this new department,” said Ian Rolle, president of the
GBPA Group.

Experience

Mrs Colebrooke has been employed with the Group for
two decades, starting as a summer student and a part-time
secretary in the licensing department. She has worked her
way up through the ranks in the licensing department to
executive secretary, supervisor and licensing manager prior
to her appointment. She possesses more than 18 years expe-
rience as a business professional with various certifications
including Certified Professional Manager with James Madi-
son University, Virginia and she is presently pursuing her
Bachelor’s Degree with Phoenix University.

Mrs Colebrooke in her new capacity will be responsible
for ensuring that the Group provides outstanding customer
service and offers efficient bill payment and collection ser-
vices, the company said. She will also continue to manage the
business licensing process.

“Tam honoured and humbled that management has
expressed such confidence in my abilities. Service with
excellence and professionalism is my motto and because P’ve
lived by this rule throughout my life, I have no other alter-
native but to ensure that we deliver on our commitment to
provide outstanding customer service,” said Mrs Cole-
brooke.

As Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) is not an
affiliated GBPA or PGL company, once GBPC moves to
the former Gulf Union Building, power bills will not be
paid at the GBPA headquarters. All other bills will contin-
ue to be paid at the GBPA headquarters, including water
and garbage fees.

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use financial institutions

Move to provide broader range of investment opportunities

THE National Insurance Board (NIB)
is currently in the process of reposition-
ing itself to use the services of financial
institutions that will provide a broader
range of local and international invest-
ment opportunities, NIB director Alger-
non Cargill said.

In 2005, NIB initiated agreements for
the management of a small percentage of
its fund with third party financial advi-
sors. The advisors managed $16 million
of NIB’s $1.6 billion portfolio.

However, following a recent strategic
review of these arrangements, NIB decid-
ed to terminate the investment manage-
ment agreements with the financial advi-
sors, Mr Cargill said.

These advisors and other financial
institutions were then asked to provide
proposals for their brokerage and other
investment services.

“Tt is important to note that the ter-
minated investment agreements only pro-
vided for services in the local Bahamian
dollar market with many restrictions.
Our strategic review revealed that NIB
would not be disadvantaged by bringing
the related investment activities in-house
and further it would reduce the level of
overlap of effort which ultimately result-
ed in a higher cost structure,” he said.

Once the chosen brokers and finan-
cial institutions propose new investment
opportunities, NIB can review them in-
house and execute them more expedi-
tiously within the framework of its invest-
ment criteria and internal guidelines.

“Repositioning does not mean reduced
opportunities or investment inefficien-
cies. Through prudent management of
the investment portfolio internally, NIB,
together with consultation from invest-

Keia Armbrister becomes 2009
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ment experts internally and externally,
will be able to ensure that risks are ade-
quately managed, and investment returns
maximised,” Mr Cargill said.

Oversight

“Further, NIB will be able to reduce its
expense base and simultaneously ensure
a firsthand oversight of our investment
portfolio, as a result of employing the
same process on an in-house basis.”

NIB constantly dialogues with invest-
ment advisors locally and international-
ly as well as with other financial institu-
tions, the NIB director said.

“We have directly participated in sev-
eral investment opportunities with lead-
ing local and regional financial institu-
tions in recent times that yielded above

Nassau Prime returns, and returns more
favourable than our current portfolio
delivers,” he said.

“Foreign investment opportunities will
always continue to be an option for NIB,
but we are also mindful that the current
heavily concentrated local portfolio ben-
efitted NIB during the recent global
financial crisis as we did not experience
significant erosion in value due to not
having more international exposure.
Moreover, we acknowledge that our
investments are concentrated in govern-
ment debt issues as well as specific build-
ing projects used by the government and
its agencies. These investments have per-
formed satisfactorily and are currently
yielding above market returns, providing
an opportunity for NIB to ensure that
all of its surplus cash is utilised efficient-
ly. 2

Mr Cargill said the local investment
market cannot absorb NIB’s surplus cash
or consistently deliver above Nassau
Prime returns, and wider diversification
will always be sought within the con-
straints.

“NIB is cognisant that it operates in an
environment where its investment activ-
ities have major impacts on the wider
economy and is acutely aware of its fidu-
ciary obligations to its stake-holders. Our
primary focus is to ensure that the Fund’s
assets are invested in a manner to achieve
the required actuarial return to fund its
benefit obligations. The recommenda-
tions from our actuarial consultant
together with our own investment intel-
ligence form the basis of our investment
strategy and over our history; our port-
folio has provided very satisfactory
returns,” the NIB director said.

ALL SMILES:
2009

scholarship
recipient

Keia Armbrister
at the BAAI
“Bahamians in
New York”
mixer on
September 12.

NEW YORK - THE
Bahamian-American Asso-
ciation held their annual
mixer last week at the Asto-
ria World Manor in Queens.

Each year the Association
gives out a scholarship to a
deserving young Bahamian.

This year the recipient
was Keia Armbrister, a
Bahamian student born in
Nassau and currently pursu-
ing a Bachelor engineering
degree in Naval Architec-
ture with a 3rd Mates
License at the State Univer-
sity of New York Maritime
College (SUNY).

Captain

Keia's ultimate career
goal is to become a captain,
however, pursuing a Bache-
lor in engineering will give
her the required knowledge
of a ship’s engine room.

Furthermore, majoring in
Naval Architecture will

allow her to design and build
ships. As a captain, it is crit-
ical that she is well-versed
in all aspects of her studies,
enabling her to troubleshoot
problems by making the
best possible decision in sit-
uations based on her collec-
tive knowledge of ships.

Knowing the design fea-
tures and engine room of a
ship in addition to receiving
a license will give her a com-
petitive advantage in the
maritime Industry. Receiv-
ing this scholarship will assist
her in continuing her studies
at the Maritime College.

Keia also wants to get
experience on an oil/prod-
uct Tanker, liquefied natur-
al gas carrier or container
vessel in the United States,
the Bahamas and Europe.
After acquiring experience
and sea time she hopes to
return home and encourage
more Bahamians to pursue a
career in the maritime
industry.

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LOCAL NEWS



FROM PAGE ONE

‘We have arson suspects in mind

FROM page one

will definitely pay some attention to that but I
can’t speak to that right now, I don’t have that
information.

“We are hopeful we will determine how the
fire was started, the circumstances of the fire,
and the persons who may have been respon-
sible.

“We want to make sure that we leave no
stones unturned and investigate it from all
angles so nothing is overlooked.”

Theresa Brown, 51, her daughter Kayshala
Bodie, 18, granddaughter Telair Johnson, one,
and neighbour Savanna Stuart, 18, were asleep

ripped through the building shortly after 7am.

Police say there are signs of their attempts to
escape, and that the crime scene is consistent
with that of an arson attack.

The women’s deaths have been classified
as “suspicious” but Supt Bethel said that could
change during the course of the investigation.

He told The Tribune: “This fire has all the
indications of arson, so we are investigating it
in that fashion right now and have brought in
the homicide section to look into it.

“Those officers are out now pursuing some
lines of inquiry and on completion of that,
and on completion of the autopsies, we may be
reclassifying the matter.”

Supt Bethel said the Criminal Detective

Unit’s homicide section has interviewed a num-
ber of people since joining Fire Services inves-
tigation on Thursday, and will revisit certain
areas to ensure all the necessary information is
gathered.

He said police are still appealing for assis-
tance from the public to help determine the
reason for the deadly blaze.

Supt Bethel said: “We are pleading for infor-
mation from the public as we are trying to
locate persons who could tell us something
about the fire, or give us information about the
circumstances leading up to the fire.

“We believe that by doing that we will be
able to answer all the questions.”

He added: “This is a tragedy and we need to

clear this up because the public needs assur-
ance that the perpetrators out there will not
stay out there to cause havoc in the commu-
nity.”

Director of Fire Services Supt Jeffery Dele-
veaux said the possibility that an accident
sparked the blaze has not been ruled out.

He said: “We are not ruling anything out
at this time.

“This is not something that we can just solve
right away. There were no eyewitnesses so we
will have to methodically go along and try to
get this thing solved as soon as possible.”

To assist investigations call police on 911,
919, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously on
328-TIPS (8477).

at the family home in Wilson Tract when fire



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ail

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM Vernice Walkine
addresses members of the Rotary Club of East Nassau at the Nassau Yacht Club

yesterday.

VVORLD NEVVS

Downtown Nassau to be

improved ‘before end of year’

FROM page one

Out of those persons who partic-
pated in the poll, the overwhelming
opinion was that the Bay Street or
some of its side streets should in
fact be turned into pedestrian
zones.

In addition to improving the traf-
fic situation on Bay Street, the
Director General said that the min-
istry needs to have something to
market downtown as an attraction.
However, she said, the ministry cur-
rently has very little to promote.

“District buildings. They all look
different but they all sell the same
things however. What am I going to
be promoting? There is not enough
of a product there for me to active-
ly promote a downtown experience.
We need to bring entertainment
into downtown, we need to make it
vibrant, and when the waterfront
opens up with the relocation of the

container shipping we need to bring
people to downtown to live,” she
said.

With all of this said, Ms Walkine
reminded the audience that the
country essentially needs to bring
life back to the area of downtown.

“After 5pm there is no life.
Sometimes before 5pm there is not
a lot of life. We have people moving
through — the ships come in, peo-
ple get off some of them, they walk
through, they spend a few minutes
and everytime they walk by a store
they see the same things they saw in
that other store so they don’t both-
er to goin,” she said.

Therefore, she said, there needs
to be the inclusion of greenspaces,
visual access to the waterfront and
the opportunity for persons to live
in the area.

“The construction of the new
straw market — that is also intend-
ed to happen, because that is very



important. No matter what we say
or do the straw market still contin-
ues to be a major draw for cruise
passengers because they have an
expectation of an experience in the
straw market.

“We are not giving them the right
experience with the current straw
market. We need to restore that
experience that people remember
from some time back. And so the
construction of a new straw mar-
ket will help us do that,” she said.

The Arawak Cay extension Ms
Walkine said also will be a very
important aspect to the tourism
product in the downtown area. The
painting of Bay Street, and Shirley
will also coincide she said with some
of the improvements being planned
for some of the side streets down-
town.

“So you will see an improved
downtown before Christmas in any
event,” she said.

ASSOCIATED PRESS



Former leaders
claim media is
under threat in
Latin America

IAN JAMES, Associated Press Writer
CARACAS, Venezuela

Former presidents from Peru and Bolivia joined newspa-
per editors from across the Americas on Friday in condemning
what they call a series of attempts by Venezuelan President
Hugo Chavez, and some of his allies, to clamp down on the
news media, according to Associated Press.

Former President Alejandro Toledo of Peru said he is con-
cerned about recent shutdowns of radio stations in Venezuela
and a proposed law in Argentina that would break up Clarin,
one of Latin America's largest newspaper and cable TV com-



PERU'S former President Ale-
jandro Toledo speaks with
reporters during an emergency
meeting of the Inter American
Press Association in Caracas
Friday, Sept. 18, 2009. Toledo
and Bolivia's former President
Carlos Mesa joined newspaper
editors from across the Ameri-
cas in condemning what they
calla series of attempts by
Venezuela's President Hugo
Chavez to clamp down on the
news media.

(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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Toledo likened such actions to "a virus that's expanding” in
countries including Bolivia, Ecuador and Nicaragua, and told
The Associated Press: "It must be stopped.”

Ex-President Carlos Mesa of Bolivia expressed similar con-

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ts

SEPTEMBER 19, 2009

PAGE 10 ¢ International sports news

TONIQUE WILLIAMS-DARLING (third from left) was among five other persons inducted into the University of South Carolina’s 2009

Athletic Hall of Fame...



Photo courtesy of University of South Carolina








Davis Cup:
Federer

gives Swiss
2-0 lead..

See page 10

Tonique
in USC
Hall of

Fame

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

onique Williams-Darling was among five other
persons inducted into the University of South
Carolina 2009 Athletic Hall of Fame Thursday
night in Colombia.

While Williams-Darling was inducted for her track and
field feats during her tenure at the University of South Car-
olina from 1997-1999, the others joining her were Art Swarts
(track & field), Tom Riker (men’s basketball), Marty Baltze-
gar (men's soccer), Kyle Thompson (men's golf) and Harold
White (coach and administrator).

The group will also be honoured during half-time of
today's football game as the Gamcocks (1-1) begin their
75th year of competition at Williams-Brice Stadium as they
host the Owls of Florida Atlantic University.

Williams-Darling, 33, is a track & field All-American and
Olympian from the late 1990s. She is credited as one of
coach Curtis Frye’s original recruits who helped build the
women's programme to a national championship level.

Williams-Darling won the SEC 400-meter title in 1997
after finishing as runner-up for three straight years. A two-
time All-American, Williams-Darling captured the gold
medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece,

SEE page 10

‘Choo Choo’ vs ‘Superman’

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

JERMAINE ‘Choo Choo’ Mack-
ey hasn’t even had time to unpack
his bags after returning from training
camp in Germany. And he is going
back on the road next week.

Mackey is scheduled to depart
Tuesday for Canada where he will
square off with Canadian Adonis
‘Superman’ Stevenson for the vacant
World Boxing Council’s Interna-
tional super middleweight champi-
onship title Friday at the Bell Center
Montreal.

“My bag is still in the room with
clothes in them. I’m just picking
through them as I need them,” said
Mackey, who came back home from
Berlin last month.

“But [’m very excited and I quite
happy for the opportunity because
it’s the right timing with me being in
shape. I had a good time training in
Germany and I never stopped train-
ing since I came home. So I’m right
under the gun and I’m ready to go.”

In Stevenson, Mackey will get a
chance to face an opponent he met
while in Berlin. But the two never
got a chance to fight against each
other.

But Mackey admitted that he
found out something quite interest-
ing about his opponent.

“He’s a very biggity fellow,” he
stated. “When the promoters told
him that he was going to fight me, he
said he have an easy chalk. But I
have something in store for him.

“When I came there and I saw
Mikkel (Kessler, the German world
champion whom they sparred with
in Berlin), he said he only wanted to
spar with me because the other guy
was too lazy and I was in much bet-
ter shape than him.”

Stevenson, a 32-year-old Haitian
by birth, comes into the ring at 5-
foot-11 with an impressive 12-0. But
the southpaw has not fought since
January 8, 2008, when he stopped
Anthony Bonsante with a first round
knockout in their scheduled 12-
round bout.

Mackey, 29, is 6-1 with an 18-3
record. His last appearance in the

Jermaine Mackey to face
Haitian born ‘rookie’ for
vacant WBC International
super middleweight title



“We feel this guy is a
rookie and we will treat
him like a rookie. We
will just go there and
be confident, colourful
and aggressive and just
treat him like the
rookie that he is.”

— Ray Minus Jr



ring was on May 30 when he pulled
off a third round TKO over Emil-
iano Cayetano at the Kendal Isaacs
Gymnasium.

“Pm just waiting on time,” said
Mackey, who will get a chance to
fight for another title. “’m fighting
in his hometown, so I know I have to
go in there and knock him out in
order to win.”

First Class promoter Michelle
Minus who along with her husband,
Ray Minus Jr, will be traveling with
Mackey, said the show was in the
making for quite some time.

“This will give Jermaine a rating in
the top 10 in the WBC and so we
feel confident that he can defeat this
guy,” said Michelle Minus. “Even
though Stevenson is a pretty good
fighter, he’s up there in weight and
has to shave off a huge amount to
get down to the required weight for

this fight next Friday.

“So we feel very confident that
we can definitely get the victory at
the end of the day.”

In order to get a chance to fight
for a WBC world title, a fighter has
to be rated in the top 10 and Minus
said this puts Mackey right in line
to achieve that goal.

“Tt would give us a good rating to
fight for a world title next year,” she
said. “It’s all in the plans that First
Class Promotions had mapped out
for Jermaine.

“Tf he is successful in winning this
title, we will have to relinquish his
British Commonwealth title and go
after a world title. But that was in the
plan and everything is working in
our favour and we’re moving full
stream ahead.”

Going into the fight, trainer Ray
Minus Jr said Mackey is definitely
ready for the challenge.

“T think he’s at his best, no ques-
tion about it mentally and physical-
ly,” he said. “He’s also in good spir-
its and we have a good game plan.
So we’re just going to go there and
take charge.

“We feel this guy is a rookie and
we will treat him like a rookie. We
will just go there and be confident,
colourful and aggressive and just
treat him like the rookie that he is.”

On Mackey’s return from Berlin,
Minus Jr said they worked exten-
sively on him moving his head a lot
and staying aggressive so he can take
the fight to his opponent and be the
aggressor. Minus Jr said he’s confi-
dent that Mackey will prevail.



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SPORTS

After Cuba tennis camp, Roberts
and Strachan set for round robin Results

Eagles QB
McNabb

doubtful
vs Saints

By DAN GELSTON
AP Sports Writer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) —
Eagles quarterback Donovan
McNabb is doubtful for Sun-
day’s game against New
Orleans because of a frac-
tured rib.

McNabb
sat out of
practice for
the third
straight day
Friday.
Coach Andy
Reid refused
to rule out }
McNabb and |
said there
was a chance
he would MCNABB
participate in
Saturday’s walkthrough.

“He felt a little bit better
today and we’ll just keep
rehabbing him and see how
it goes the next couple of
days,” Reid said.

Kevin Kolb took snaps with
the first team and is expected
to start if McNabb can’t play.
Kolb would be making his
first career NFL start ahead of
veteran Jeff Garcia, who
signed Tuesday as an emer-
gency backup.

Garcia and Michael Vick
shared snaps running the
scout team Friday. Garcia
would be the No. 3 emer-
gency QB if McNabb could
somehow play. Vick is not eli-
gible until Week 3 against
Kansas City.

Kolb said he is preparing
like he is the starter.

“He takes charge in there
and he’s done a nice job with
managing the huddle and the
plays,” Reid said.

McNabb bellowed “I feel
great” and laughed as he left
the Eagles locker room.

Italian tax
police take
Maradona’s

earrings

ROME (AP) — Italian
police didn’t want the shirt
off Diego Maradona’s back
— just his earrings.

Tax authorities visited the
Argentina coach at an Alpine
resort on Friday and took
away a pair of his earrings as
part payment of the former



AFTER four days of
working two-a-day tennis
training session in the wilting
Cuba sun in_ the
ITF/COTECC Tennis Train-
ing Camp, Justin Roberts
(BAH) and Erin Strachan
(BAH) now have to put
those new skills to use.

The first four days of the
ITF/COTECC Tennis Camp
under the watchful eyes of
four Cuban coaches, all the
participants 20 in total were
focused on tennis technique,
tactics, strategy, fitness and
mental.

Now the next four days all
of the players will play in a
round robin so that the
coaches can assess how well
the players have been able
to use their new knowledge
in a match situation.

Justin Roberts, playing in
Pool 1, has to play five
matches in his group. On
Wednesday Sept. 16 he won
both singles matches by 4-0,

FROM page 10

4-0 scores over Raul
Rodriquez (CUB) and
Javier Costillio (GUA).

Roberts also teamed up
with partner Maurico Fer-
nandez (CUB) to win both
of their doubles matches by
defeating the team of Julian
Soborio (CRC)/Raul
Rodriquez (CUB) 4-1, 4-1.

In the second doubles ,
match He and partner Mau-
rico defeated Brimaire
Pierre (HAI)/Dario Romero
(ESA) 4-1, 5-3.

Meanwhile Erin Strachan
had mixed results on the first
day of the round robin losing
1-4, 1-4 to Melanis Diaz
(CUB). However, she and
doubles partner JR (CUB)
won their first doubles
match in 3 sets by defeating
Tyler Smith (BER)/JR
(CUB) 4-0, 3-5, 10-7.

On day 2 of the round
robin, Thursday Sept. 17,
Justin continued his fine play
with a 4-0, 4-0 victory over

becoming the first Carolina women's individual gold
medallist in any sport.
She was also the 2005 world champion in the 400-
meter dash.
Since the University of South Carolina Athletic Hall

Osmicl Rivera (CUB). He
won by a walkover in his
second match due to an
injury to Brimaire Pierre
(HAI). His winning streak
continued in his doubles
match with a 4-0, 4-0 win
over Joel Lutchman (SUR)/
Osmicl Rivera (CUB) 4-0,
4-0,

Erin had a rough second
day losing both singles and
double matches on Wednes-
day. She lost 2-4, 3-5 to Yan-
nise Machado (CUB), due
to too many unforced errors.

In the doubles match she
and partner Yannise lost in
straight to the undefeated
team of Chassidy King
(ANT)/ Yusleidy Smith
(CUB) 1-4, 2-4.

On Friday Sept. 18 Justin
was scheduled to play his
final two matches in the
round robin when he plays
Joel Lutchman (SUR) in sin-
gles the second match on
Court 5 with doubles to fol-

lowing against Juan Bisono
(DOM)/Javier Castillo in 4
match on court 3.

Erin plays against Tyler
Smith (BER) first match on
Court 2, both players will be
trying to win their first
match as they are both 0-2 in
the round robin. In doubles
she and partner will play
Tyler Smith(BER)/Amanda
Gomez (CUB) the 5 match
on Court 3.

The round robin raps up
today with all the players
playing one final match to
determine final position
when combining the round
robin pools. The Boys has
two pools of 6 players each
and the Girls have two pools
of 4 players. In the case of
the Boys they will play for
positions 1 — 12, and the girls
positions 1 — 8. Currently,
Justin Roberts is 4— 0 in his
singles matches and Erin
Strachan is 0 — 2 in her
matches.




Photo courtesy of University of South Carolina

of Fame was created in 1967, the University of South
Carolina Association of Lettermen has previously

selected 105 members.

Williams-Darling, who had the Independence High-
way renamed the Tonique Williams-Darling Highway
in her honour by the Bahamas Government in 2005,
was unavailable for comment up to press time last

night.



Match

Wednesday September 16

Boys Singles

Justin Roberts (BAH) def.
Raul Rodriquez (CUB) 40,
40

Justin Roberts (BAH) def.
Javier Costillio (GUA) 40,
40

Doubles

1. Justin Roberts
(BAH)/Maurico Fernandez
(CUB) def.

Julian Soborio
(CRC)/Raul Rodriquez
(CUB) 41, 41

Os Justin Roberts

(BAH)/Maurico Fernandez
(CUB) def. Brimaire Pierre
(HAI)/Dario Romero (ESA)
41,53

Girls Singles
Erin Strachan (BAH) lost
Melanis Diaz (CUB) 14, 14

Doubles

Erin Strachan
(BAH)/Yannise Machado
(CUB) def. Tyler Smith
(BER)/Amanda Gomez
(CUB) 40, 35, 10-7.

Thursday September 17

Boys Singles

Justin Roberts (BAH) def.
Osmiel Rivera (CUB) 40, 40

Justin Roberts (BAH) def.
Brimaire Pierre (HAT) w/o

Doubles

Justin Roberts
(BAH)/Maurico Fernandez
(CUB) def. Joel Lutchman
(SUR)/Osmiel Rivera (CUB)
40, 40

Girls Singles
Erin Strachan (BAH) lost
Yannise Machado 24, 35

Doubles

Erin Strachan(BAH)/J j
(CUB) lost Chassidy King
(ANT)/ Yusleidy Smith
(CUB) 14, 24

Friday September 18

Singles

Justin Roberts (BAH) vs
Joel Lutchman (SUR) 2nd
match Court 3

Erin Strachan (BAH) vs
Tyler Smith (BER) 1st match
Court 2

Doubles

Justin Roberts
(BAH)/Maurico Fernandez
vs Juan Bisono (DOM)/
Javier Costillio (GUA) 5
match Court 4

Erin Strachan (BAH)/J g
(CUB) vs Tyler Smith
(BER)/Amanda Gomez
(CUB) 5 match Court 3

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Tax police in the capital of
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ge region, declined to describe
the earrings taken from the
Grand Hotel Palace in Mera-
no, which boasts a beauty
farm in its grounds. Italian
television network Sky TG24
reported that they contained
diamonds.

Police did not say whether
Maradona was wearing them
when it was time to pay up.

Three years ago, tax police
took two Rolex watches from
him when he went to a Naples
suburb for a news conference
and benefit appearance. The
Italian news agency ANSA
said the tax bill now stands at
about 37 million euros ($54
million).

Maradona, 48, captained
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Davis Cup: Federer
gives Swiss 2-0 lead

Euro semis

KATOWICE, Poland (AP)
— Greece has beaten Turkey
76-74 in overtime to advance
to the semifinals of the Euro-
pean basketball champi-
onship.

Point guard Vasileios
Spanoulis led Greece with 23
points and seven assists on
Friday. Toronto Raptors for-
ward Hedo Turkoglu scored
all 13 of his points in the
fourth quarter and overtime
to pace Turkey.

Turkey guard Ender Arslan
forced the extra period with a
left-handed scoop layup at the
buzzer in regulation. His 3-
pointer from the top of the
key at the buzzer in overtime
bounced out.

Greece will play Spain in
the semifinals on Saturday.

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lar seasons for Napoli. He was AP Sports Writer in the US Open final, had 10 aces to — end,” Federer said.
kicked out of the 1994 World go with 35 winners. Federer and Wawrinka, the Olympic

Cup and banned for 15
months for failing a doping
test for stimulants. He was
near death on a respirator five
years ago after a heart attack
attributed to a cocaine over-
dose. With two qualifying
games remaining next month,
Argentina is in danger of
missing its first World Cup
since 1970, and Maradona is
taking much of the blame.

GENOA, Italy (AP) — Roger Fed-
erer rolled to a 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 win Friday
over Simone Bolelli to give Switzerland
a 2-0 lead against Italy in the Davis Cup

playoffs.

Playing four days after his five-set
loss to Juan Martin del Potro in the US
Open final, Federer shook off two
break points in the opening game and
was never in trouble against the 64th-

ranked Bolelli.

“With the jet lag and surfaces change
and playing here in Italy away, I knew it
was always going to be a tough match,”
said Federer, who improved his Davis
Cup record to 36-11.

Stanislas Wawrinka defeated
Andreas Seppi 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 in the first
match on the red clay courts at the Val-
letta Cambiaso club.

“We knew these were key matches,
and that we were able to get both gives

champions, will face Fabio Fognini and
Potito Starace in doubles on Saturday,
with reverse singles scheduled for Sun-
day.

Seppi and Bolelli wore black arm-
bands to mourn six Italian soldiers
killed in a bomb blast in Afghanistan on
Thursday.

The winner of the best-of-five series
will return to the World Group next
year.

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suspicions



ONE-YEAR-OLD Telair John-
son was a victim of the sus-
pected arson fire. Theresa
Brown, 51, Kayshala Bodie,
18, and Savanna Stuart, 18,
also died.

RELATIVES of the four
people killed in a house fire
on Thursday say they have
some possible suspects in
mind.

The family believes they
know who could have been
responsible for the ruthless
arson attack, and have com-
municated their views to the
police.

While Superintendent Leon
Bethel, head of the Criminal
Detective Unit’s homicide
department, said no clear sus-
pects have yet been identi-
fied, he added that all the
information offered by the
family and others will be con-
sidered seriously in the inves-
tigation.

Supt Bethel added: “If that
information is circulating they

SEE page seven

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A MESSAGE is circu-
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ing residents in the east to
be on the lookout for a
dark green Honda.

It says: “If you see it call
the police and tell them
that it's the car that has
been following women
home in the East and rob-
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DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM Vernice Walkine addresses members of the Rotary Club of East Nassau at the

Move to attract more cruise ship
visitors to ‘clean and safe’ Nassau

Nassau Yacht Club yesterday.

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

THE Bahamian public can expect to
see physical improvements to the area
of downtown Nassau before the end of
the year, the Director General of
Tourism said yesterday.

Addressing the Rotary Club of East
Nassau at the Nassau Yacht Club, Ms
Vernice Walkine and managing director
of the Downtown Nassau Partnership
(DNP) Vaughn Roberts gave an update
on the Ministry’s plans for the revitali-
sation of downtown and the need for
more private/public partnership in the
project.

With two million cruise passengers vis-
iting the port of Nassau every year, Ms
Walkine said that downtown needs to
be made “clean and safe” to lure these
visitors off the ships.

“We have to improve the movement of
transportation through downtown. And
I know someone is going to ask me the
question so I’m going to anticipate it and
answer you now — ‘Why would we not
make a decision and pedestrianize down-
town?’.

“Inquiring minds want to know and I
want to know too. And J think a part of
this exercise is to determine the viability
of doing that. It is probably not viable, so
what are the options that we have? Those
are the kinds of questions that we need to



Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

MANAGING DIRECTOR of the Downtown
Nassau Partnership Vaughn Roberts
addresses members of the Rotary Club of
East Nassau at the Nassau Yacht Club
yesterday.

ask as we go through this exercise,” she
said.

With the assumption that it probably
would not be feasible for Bay Street to be
pedestrianized, Ms Walkine reminded

We have to
improve the
movement of
transportation
through down-
town.

Vernice Walkine

those Rotarians in attendance and the
media that parking is probably the single
biggest challenge that the ministry faces
downtown.

“The movement of traffic through Bay
Street would not be an issue if parking
were not an issue. So that is the first
thing we need to address,” she said.

This very issue was the poll question
offered by The Tribune on its website,
www.tribune242.com which asked what
was the number one thing that needs to
be done to improve the Bay Street expe-
rience.

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murderer
released on
two years’
probation

A CONVICTED
murderer who spent
18 years in Her
Majesty’s Prison was
released on two years
probation yesterday.

Trevor Nixon had
served time for his
conviction of the
1992 murder of Sher-
ry Ferguson. Prose-
cutors said that he
had beaten her to
death with a stone.
Nixon had admitted
to being “high” when
he killed her.

Nixon was sen-
tenced to death but
that sentence was lat-
er commuted to life
imprisonment. Nixon
filed a constitutional
motion, however,
claiming that his con-
stitutional rights
were being breached.
In March 2006, the
London based Privy
Council ruled that
the Bahamas’
mandatory death
penalty was “uncon-
stitutional.”

Senior Supreme
Court Justice Jon
Isaacs yesterday re-
sentenced Nixon to
two years probation
taking into consider-
ation the fact that he
had been incarcerat-
ed for 18 years.
Nixon was ordered to
report to community
counselling for three
months during which
he will be tested for
drug use.

He is expected
back in court on Jan-
uary 28, 2010 for a
review. Nixon was
represented by
lawyer Jerone
Roberts and Bradley
Cooper.

The prosecutor
was Eucal Bonaby.



Wanted man
surrenders

FREEPORT - A man
who is wanted by police for
questioning in connection
with housebreaking and
stealing has surrendered to
authorities.

Carlos Nottage, 24, turned
himself in at the Central
Police Station on Thursday
morning.

He was accompanied by
his lawyer, K Brian Hanna.

Police issued an All Points
Bulletin on Nottage earlier
this week.

ASP Loretta Mackey
thanked the media and the
general public in Freeport
for their continued support.
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LOCAL NEWS



BAHAMIANS SPEAK ABOUT THE ISSUES WHICH CONCERN THEM MOST...



... the GB Port Authority, penalties for
murder, prison life and street lighting

Crispin Seymour,
Tropical Shipping

“Why doesn’t the
Bahamas government
revoke or take back the con-
tract that was given to the
GBPA? They’re stifling the
growth of the Grand
Bahama because of all the
in-house feuding.”

Keith Saunders,
Tropical Shipping

“Too much conflict. The
people are not getting what
they want (in Grand
Bahama).”

Elise,
Tropical Shipping

“You have to go through
them (Grand Bahama Port
Authority) to get permission
for anything.

“They should not have
such a monopoly on the
people.

“The people are only suf-
fering. They also need to
stop that duty free bond
because the government is
getting ripped off.

“People are just bringing
things in through Freeport
and distributing it through-
out the islands.

“At the same time we
have the government crying
‘bout the treasury broke.”

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The Tribune took to the streets
yesterday to ask which issues
concerned Bahamians the most.

Employees of Tropical Ship-
ping sounded off on the Grand
Bahama Port Authority while
others shared their views on a

variety of topics.

Lyndon Eldon, 44,
Electrician

I think we need to break
the (Hawksbill Creek)
agreement. It’s not working
and doesn’t have the best
interests of the Bahamian
people.

Paul Haven, 33,
Doctors Hospital

“I’m in the Killarney con-
stituency and I live ona
road called Munnings Dri-
ve that has had some diffi-
culties. It is unpaved and
unlighted, and the govern-
ment has agreed to meet to
discuss our road. It’s been a

long time coming but we are
happy that they are finally
discussing it.”

Keano Cambridge,
39, Doctor’s Hospital

“One of the main con-
cerns for me is the current
situation surrounding peo-
ple being let out of prison. I
feel that it’s something that
needs to be addressed.
There has to be stiffer penal-
ties for murder because we
need to have more care for
life. People are being taken
out like insects and my rec-
ommendation is once a per-
son is remanded in prison
there needs to be an isolated
cay like Alcatraz, so that

@?) TOYOTA moving forward

prison life is what it is -
prison life. Repeat offend-
ers should be kept away
from society.”

Kweku Symonette,
27, The Sign Man

“Headlines nowadays are
depressing. Sometimes I
wonder if it was always like
this, when I was younger, or
if it’s being publicised a
whole lot more now.

“Tt feels as if every day
there is an outrageous act of
violence or murder cover-
ing the front page. I
attribute a lot of it to social-
isation — the more money
we make, the more poverty
we create. Sometimes it
actually deters me from
watching/ reading the news.

“I don’t know where our
focus is right now, besides
making money and corrup-
tion. I don’t deny the need
to inform, but sometimes its
feels as though the more it’s
publicised the more it hap-
pens. The crime is serious
and I feel like we’re not giv-
ing the youth anything to do.
I find that, at least in my
areas of interest, there are
not a lot of positive oppor-
tunities for the youth.

“Junior camps and tour-
naments are at an all time
low right now. It’s like, yeah
we’re spending all this mon-
ey with tourism but if we
neglect the youth... they’re
the future of this country. I
really wish they would have
more programmes for the
youth, because its so imper-
ative that they have positive
outlets and constructive
things to do.”



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Traffic violators | CRIME: Tommy Turnquest at Rotary Club

face crackdown Dru

THE police will move swift-
ly and decisively to crack
down on traffic violators as
part of its ‘Crime Reduction
Strategy’ which was launched
three weeks ago, Minister of
National Security Tommy
Turnquest said on Thursday.

Mr Turnquest said mem-
bers of the public will shortly
see the police moving “more
decisively” against lawlessness
of any kind, including the run-
ning of red lights, driving
recklessly on pedestrian cross-
ings, speeding, ignoring stop
signs and other traffic viola-
tions.

“As the strategy increasing-
ly moves against traffic viola-
tors, I would advise (these
persons — particularly speed-
ers) that a heavy foot on the
gas pedal may result in a light
wallet or purse,” he said.

Mr Turnquest said the
crack-down on traffic offend-
ers is one of the major compo-
nents of the Crime Reduction
Strategy as police officials
move to reduce the instances
of criminal activity in New
Providence.

“The strategy and ongoing
anti-crime measures target
serious crime, but all crime is
included in its (sphere).
Together with other ongoing,
vigorous law enforcement ini-
tiatives, the strategy is bring-
ing coherence to the wide-
ranging law enforcement
efforts of the Royal Bahamas
Police Force. It is also chang-
ing the way the police force
does business,” Mr Turnquest
said.

Sending more traffic
offenders before the courts is
part of that wide-ranging law
enforcement effort.

Mr Turnquest said statistics
show that from June 1, 2009
to September 15, 2009, 454
speeding tickets were issued,
which is less than five per day,
and a figure which he said is
too low for the number of
offences being committed.

“T know from being on the
road myself that more persons
than that are breaking the
speed limit laws and so all
police officers — regardless of
their assigned division — are
expected to stop these traffic
offenders,” he said.

os, retaliation and conflict

behind 56% of 2009 murders

66 per cent were ‘result
of circumstances that
police could not have
prevented’ — Minister

OF the 59 murders commit-
ted so far this year, 66 per cent
were the result of circumstances
that the police could not have
prevented, National Security
Minister Tommy Turnquest
said.

Mr Turnquest said that 56
per cent of the murders result-
ed from the “triple threat” of
ulicit drug trade, retaliation and
conflict. Addressing the month-
ly breakfast meeting of the
Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise
on Thursday, he said 33 of the
59 murders were a result of the
aforementioned triple threat,
as 11 of them were drug related,
10 the result of retaliation and
12 a result of conflict.

The National Security Min-
ister said domestic violence
matters accounted for six of the
murders, or 10 per cent, while
armed robbery was the motive
in eight of the murders com-
mitted.

“Looking at the analysis of
the motives for the 59 murders,
we recognise that 39 of them
were as a result of circum-
stances that the police could
not have prevented,” he said.

Mr Turnquest said the timing
of the murders was also impor-
tant to note, as 40 of the mur-
ders took place between the
hours of 4pm and 8am; 21
between 4pm and midnight,
and 27 were committed
between midnight and 8am.

The use of firearms also
played a key role in the number
of murders committed.

Guns were used to commit
42 murders, knives and cutlass-
es were used in 12 murders, and
“other means” were uses in the
remaining five cases.

Mr Turnquest said it was
against this backdrop that the
‘Crime Reduction Strategy’ was

MINISTER OF ne SECURITY TOMMY Ens

launched in New Providence
just three weeks ago.

“The Crime Reduction Strat-
egy has a critical overarching
objective which is to enhance
public confidence in the police
and thereby to reduce not only
crime and criminality, but the
fear of crime,” he said.

The National Security Min-
ister said the strategy is
designed to target serious
crime, including murder, armed
robbery, robbery, auto theft
and house-break-ins.

“Tt will also target prolific
offenders, particularly the
emerging and dangerous breed
of career criminals, with the
objective of disrupting their
operations and bringing them
to justice for the offences they
commit,” he added. Mr Turn-
quest said the strategy will also
target problem areas, particu-
larly the so-called “hot spots.”

“In these areas, uniformed
police officers will bring high
visibility to law enforcement
and place the force in a posi-
tion to rapidly respond to crim-
inal activities,” he said.

Mr Turnquest said the police

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Cooperative Credit Union (BIRCCCU) Limited
Are Urged To Attend The
Special Called Meeting

Date:

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Location:

Grounds Of The Credit Union

Time:
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has built, and will continue to
build, an effective national
database on crime and crimi-
nality. However, effective anti-
crime strategies, he said,
require much more than tough
action by the police, no matter
how efficient that action is.
“In addition to the work of
the law enforcement agencies,
effective crime-fighting strate-
gies require a country-wide
response, from individuals, civic
organisations, the church and
the community, including the
business community,” Mr Turn-
quest said. “We must not turn a
blind eye to crime, whether it is
drug trafficking, illegal gun pos-
session, murder, robbery, the
encouragement of illegal immi- a
gration, or general lawlessness.”

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abetting to commit the
murder of Pedro Young on
Wednesday July 8, 2009.

Earlier, a major in the
US Marines Corps was
charged with threatening to
kill Mr Young. He is on
$2,000 bail.

Young, who appeared
before Chief Magistrate
Roger Gomez in Court
One, Bank Lane, was not
required to enter a plea to
the charge. Inspector
David Lockhart, the prose-
cutor, objected to Young
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Country Finance Department or Cluster Office

Position is responsible for managing the Commercial Finance activities for a country or group oF
countries within the Cluster. Manages Revenue leakage, establishes credit limits and reviews ship-
ments to profile. Supervises the following staff; Billing Analyst, Duties and Vendor Analyst, Ac-

counts Receivable Analyst.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

° Manage the Accounting Commercial activities for a country or group of

countries within the Cluster.

Manage customer profiles.
Establish AR Credit limits.
Principal contact for Commercial controller.

Handle Billing queries from Billing Center.
Ist level of approval for Credit notes.
Special projects and ad hoc reports as required.

discount, and credit
Performs other assignments as required.

Ability to supervise the accounting staff at local station

leet UM QUALIFICATIONS:

Supervise Billing, Duties, Accounts Receivable and Vendor Analysts.
Prepare and analyze statistics and KPIs for the country/cluster.

Assist with preparation of Customer profitability analysis.

Provide customers analyses, and review customer data base in term of

High school diploma and/or minimal of 5 years applicable experience
Minimum of 4 years of commercial and accounting experience is required.
Minimum of 2 years supervisory or management experience leading an

accounting department.

A background in commercial credit and accounting required.
Experience with a major Enterprise Reporting Package (ERP)

Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills.

Ability to read and interpret data reports. Ability to understand and per

form data analysis.

PC skills should include the basic suite of MS products, Excel, Access,

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Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, this function does
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° Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance, a related field or equivalent

education
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Country Manager
bahamaboiii@hotmail.com

Resumes can be dropped off to DHL Bahamas corporate office — East Bay Street,

Island Traders Building, Nassau Bahamas.

Please be advised only those applicants whose resumes are taken into
consideration will be contacted. No phone calls will be accepted.

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PAGE 4, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2009

EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Tribune Limited

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

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-199]

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.

Publisher/Editor 1972-

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Alternate reality confronts Obama

ATLANTA — In CrazyWorld,
Barack Obama is a foreigner who has
unconstitutionally usurped the presi-
dency of the United States.

In Actual America, Hawaii-born
Obama was elected president by his fel-
low citizens.

And so it goes on both sides of the
mystic curtain.

In CrazyWorld, that recent Tea Party
rally in Washington drew two million
people and the failure of the ever-
despised mainstream media to admit as
much was one more example of their
perfidiousness.

An aerial photo, eagerly circulated
on the political right, indeed did show a
monster crowd, surely a million and
more.

In Actual America, the photo turned
out to be of the 1997 Promise Keepers
rally.

Old hands at guesstimating crowd
sizes figure the Tea Party turnout at
about 75,000.

Most media skipped the numbers
game, put the crowd in the “tens of
thousands” and characterized it as
“impressive” or words to that effect,
hardly a negation.

In CrazyWorld, the federal govern-
ment is being insidiously infused with
“czars” and in the academies of right-
wing arcana, the movement’s scholars
argue over whether there are just 32 or
maybe as many as 140-plus, a parody of
medieval monks bickering over how
many angels could dance on the head of
a pin.

In Actual America, the president has
assigned various appointees to oversee
a number of projects or programmes
— nuclear non-proliferation, the bank
bailout, faith-based activities and so on.
All modern presidents have done much
the same.

The appointees have standard-issue
bureaucratic titles. “Czar” is the inven-
tion of fairway barkers at the right-wing
carnival like Sean Hannity and Glenn
Beck.

In CrazyWorld, Obama is surrender-
ing to terrorism.

In Actual America, he has sent 21,000

additional troops into Afghanistan,
home turf of terrorism and wellspring of
9/11, and seems likely to send more.
He has increased the military bud-
et.
: In Crazy World, Obama is bankrupt-
ing taxpayers and the nation.

In Actual America, he proposed and
Congress enacted a tax cut good for up
to $400 per person for 95 per cent of
taxpayers and a $2,500 tax credit to off-
set college tuition costs.

The Treasury calculates it will save
five million families a total of about $9
billion.

The record deficit that he’s presiding
over is overwhelmingly a projection of
previously committed entitlements
(Social Security, Medicare and so on) of
leftover Bush debt and of revenue loss-
es from the recession, which recovery
will largely make up.

In CrazyWorld, Obama — when he’s
not a fascist — is a communist, recent-
ly morphed from Marxist to Stalinist,
pursuing an alien agenda.

In Actual America, Obama is a mod-
erate-to-liberal Democrat carrying
through on the platform he openly
espoused to win election just 10 months
ago.

In CrazyWorld, the fact that the
House health care reform bill is 1,018
pages long somehow shows its hope-
lessness.

In Actual America, the format for
congressional bills is about a third or
more white space — 25 double-spaced
lines per page, about six or seven words
per line.

President Bush’s 2007 budget bill was
1,482 pages. So?

You know, we would be able to hear
one another a lot better here on Earth if
it weren’t for all the static coming from
outer space.

(This article was written by Tom
Teepen — c.2009 Cox Newspapers).



THE TRIBUNE

Bernard Nottage —
you're at bottom of
leadership ladder

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I am presuming Bernard J
Nottage is serious with his
public statement that he will
contest the leadership posi-
tion of the PLP in the upcom-
ing convention or is it all
sham?

If I was to put a title to this
letter it would probably read
something like the following:
once in the fold, then out,
then back-in BUT aren’t you
then on the bottom of the pile
of possible leadership contes-
tants?

Many will argue strongly
that the loss of the PLP in
election 2007 was directly a
result of mishandling of affairs
within the party-politic imme-
diately after the results of the
2002 election were announced
and currently the Rt Hon Per-
ry G Christie only holds the
mantle because if the Rt Hon

LETTERS

letters@tribunemedia.net



Hubert Ingraham runs again
Christie would have the sole
chance of beating him.

Is the candidacy of Bernard
J Nottage appropriate?

Is it liable to the obvious
—when you lost the immedi-
ate past leadership race
against Perry Christie you
turned your back on the PLP
and formed the CDR and
organised the CDR with the
intent to remove and beat the
PLP in election 1997 and only
after a sorrowful defeat in
1997 did he with tail between
his legs return it is understood
on the invitation of Perry G
Christie. Is it possible now
that like the act of Brutus in

Julius Caesar BJ is trying to
kiss and betray his friend?

Least all forget when Sir
Lynden curiously joined
Christie and Nottage as both
joint deputy leaders surely
that was to test who was the
better leader and time told as
the choice not only within the
PLP was obvious but nation-
ally with the election of Perry
Gladstone Christie as Leader
of the PLP and obviously con-
stitutionally the Prime Min-
ister.

Sorry, BJ, you had your
moment — you left — your
return put you on the bottom
rung of the leadership ladder
there are many in front of you
and the best advice is don’t
spoil.

ABRAHAM
MOSS

Nassau,
September 9, 2009.

Removal of casuarinas was a waste
of time — now we have to live with it

EDITOR, The Tribune.

To quote from Ancilleno O Davis M Sc
Letter of Tuesday, August 26, 2009.

“The facts are, casuarinas destroy marine
turtle and sea bird nesting beaches.”

I agree casuarinas pop up everywhere and
should be eliminated where possible.

We are, however, talking about a small
section of beach, namely Saunders Beach,
where Bahamians have enjoyed access and
shade for family get-togethers, where drivers
and tourists have had the privilege of
panoramic sea views between well spaced
majestic tree trunks for many years.

We can’t say the same for Orange Hill
where native flora has completely blocked
all sea views on the drive to Lyford Cay.

Anyway, there’s no use crying over spilt

can now look forward to turtles returning to
Saunders Beach to lay their eggs. That of

trees.

milk as my mother used to say.

Now we have created another problem.
With the absence of those terrible casuari-
nas, according to some local scientist, we

Nassau,

course will mean the closure of the beach to
the general public during the incubating
period, no more street lights after dark and
will force the Gas Station across the street to
close at dusk to prevent mummy turtle from
being squashed as she crosses Bay Street to
investigate the source of light.

Of course this may never happen as the
public will still continue to use the beach
even after the planting of favourable native

The turtles will seek quieter beaches to lay
their eggs away from the barbeques and
music boxes.

I therefore think the removal of the
casuarinas a waste of time and money, but
it’s happened, now we have to live with it.

DAVID WHITE

August, 2009.

Drivers, please use your indicators

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Please be advised that
there is something called a
turn signal indicator light on
cars that are properly func-
tioning.

The purpose of this piece
of equipment is to indicate
your intention so that the
drivers around you can react
appropriately.

When in use, the turn sig-
nal indicator on the inside
is lighted, with flashing
arrows and accompanied by
a clicking sound.

On the outside, the turn
signal light on the side that
you intend to turn should be
a blinking red light and
clearly visible.

Please ensure that your
indicators, including the out-
side lights are functioning
properly...but most of all
please, please, use them!

Practice using them even
when there are no drivers
around.

Proper use of indicator
lights can help to avoid acci-
dents, and maybe even save





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A fellow Bahamian driver
asking for a little courtesy.
Please!

BARBARA
DONATHAN-
HENDERSON RN
Nassau,

August, 2009.

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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that CHARLES PAGE BEALL
of OLD FORT BAY, THE 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 12" day of September, 2009 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box

N-7147, Nassau, The Bahamas.

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LYFORD CAY DRIVE, NASSAU, THE 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 12'* 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 AUGUSTIN PHILIPPE of
EAST ST. SOUTH, THE 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
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A RITZ-CARLTON’ MANAGED CLUB

Multi-Unit General Manager

Position Summary

The “Multi-Unit General Manager” function is the primary strategic business
leader of seven (7) business entities spread between two locations in Jupiter,
Florida AND Abaco, Bahamas.

Position oversees the development and implementation of club strategies
and ensures implementation of the brand service strategy and brand initiatives.
The position ensures that the clubs’ operations meet the brand’s target
customer needs, maximizes associate satisfaction and focuses on growing
revenues and the overall financial performance of all departments. As the
leader of both properties’ Guidance Teams, M-UGM develops and implements
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the needs and expectations of the brand’s target customer and associates and
provides a return on investment to the owners and the Company.

Expected Contributions

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initiatives are implemented to meet or exceed member, employee and
financial expectations. Continuously challenges the team to improve
operations, and ensures compliance with brand standards to protect
brand integrity.
Leverages synergies among both properties to maximize market
penetration, operational excellence, and overall business performance.
Selects, develops and retains a diverse leadership team capable of
delivering the expected performance contributions and with growth
potential, and holds others accountable for doing the same. Leads the
guidance team and leverages additional corporate and regional resources
to develop and implement destination club-wide strategies that are
aligned with the company’s Key Success Factors. Facilitates talent
development and leverages opportunities to share and maximize talent
among the Areas Clubs and Residences.
Focuses the team on delivering services and products to meet or exceed
owner expectations, create owner loyalty, and grow market share. Builds
relationships with key customers.

Qualifications
* 4-year bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant

Management, or related major
15+ years of progressive experience in private club industry with
exposure to multiple disciplines
Prior General Manager or equivalent experience in a luxury market
environment
Property Management certifications required by the State of Florida
Prior multi-property oversight preferred

Skills & Knowledge

¢ Leadership - Visible, proactive, personally involved leader with excellent
organizational skills, capable of providing focused leadership and
contributing to establish the club and residences prominent position
within the market. A well-developed capability for strategic decision-
making and a track record of proven results in the areas of customer
satisfaction, operational excellence, employee satisfaction, revenue and
profit.
Financial Acumen - Business savvy leader with demonstrated financial
acumen, capable of providing strong P&L results oriented financial
leadership.
Operations - Excellent sense of product and service quality, a passion
for excellence and an understanding of the sophisticated needs of the
luxury customer. Creative and innovative operations leadership, capable
of delivering products and services that will differentiate the clubs and
residences in the region’s luxury residential market.
Governance - Property Management designations or certifications
required by the State of Florida are required. Responsible for Rules
and Enforcement, Property Maintenance, Services Communications,
Finances, Administration, Asset Protection and assistance with Policy
Development all in accordance with local and state statutes.

Director of Operations

Position Summary
Functions as the strategic business leader of food and beverage/culinary
operations and acts as General Manager in his/her absence. Areas of

may have led to cancer cases

BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Local environmentalist
Gail Woon is concerned that ground pol-
lution on Grand Bahama has affected the
health of the community — possibly adding
the prevalence of cancer on the island.

Ms Woon fears that “dangerous chemi-
cals” left behind by companies which oper-
ate or used to operate on Grand Bahama
could be behind many cases of the dis-
ease.

She gave the example of Hepburn Town
in Eight Mile Rock, where she claims “can-
cer clusters” developed after the ground
was polluted by a chemical known as diox-
in.

“We are experiencing human effects

from ground pollution on Grand Bahama
Island," she said.

However a representative of Bahama
Cement, which is situated near Hepburn
Town, said she is unaware of any ground
contamination in the area, adding that the
company’s employees live in the town and
have not complained of any illnesses.

The spokesperson noted that her com-
pany uses materials such as bauxite and
gypsum, but not dioxin. She said she has
not heard of any other company using this
substance on the island.

Ms Woon, founder of Earthcare, said
that many industries are attracted to the
Bahamas because of the lack of compre-
hensive environmental legislation.

She said the government should improve
the country’s environment laws as a “mat-
ter of urgency”.

“The sad thing is that in 2009 we still
do not have environmental legislation to
speak of,” she said.

She noted that Grand Bahama is con-
sidered the "industrial capital” of he
Bahamas, but claims some industries have
been detrimental to the environment.

The proposed expansion of the mining
company Bahama Rock has been a con-
troversial issue, with the Grand Bahama
Committee of Concerned Residents calling
on the government to block the move.

The committee believes the project will
cause damage to the environment and
impact the quality of life in Eight Mile
Rock and Queen’s Cove.

"Their expansion may impact the man-
groves and coppice habitats that are very
important on the north shore for fisheries
and wildlife,” Ms Woon said.

FNM convention set to take place early November

WITH the FNM’s con-
vention scheduled to take

posts within the party.
“There may be some

good luck,” he said.
Mr Symonette stopped

Christie will be defeated at
the PLP’s convention, stat-

place in the first week of
November, Deputy Prime
Minister Brent Symonette
said that he is unaware at
this time of anyone seek-
ing to challenge either his
or Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham’s position.

“The leader has made it
very clear that all positions
in the FNM are open for
anyone who wishes to con-
test them, including his.

“At the moment we are
unaware of anyone who is
either going to contest the
position of leader or deputy
leader. But they are always
welcome to do so,” Mr
Symonette said.

However, he added that
he fully expects there to be
a serious contest for the
chairmanship and other

contenders for that post at
convention and we will wait
and see,” he said.

When asked if the over-
whelming interest shown in
recent months in the
upcoming PLP convention
was any indication of the
public’s feelings towards
the Opposition, Mr Symon-
ette said that he sees the
situation as PLPs being
unhappy with the leader-
ship of that party following
the loss of the last general
election.

“Obviously certain per-
sons are unhappy with the
leadership position of Mr
(Perry) Christie and they
have expressed it vocally.
And it is going to be an
interesting convention and
we wish those that run

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responsibility include: Front Office, Business Centre, Recreation/Fitness
Department, Retail/Gift Shops, Housekeeping, Food and Beverage/Culinary
and Event Management. Position oversees the development and
implementation of departmental strategies and ensures implementation of
the brand service strategy and brand initiatives. The position ensures that
food and beverage/culinary operations meet the brand’s target customer
needs, maximizes associate satisfaction, focuses on growing revenues and
the overall financial performance of the departments. As a member of the
Guidance Team, develops and implements hotel-wide strategies that deliver
products and services to meet or exceed the needs and expectations of the
brand’s target customer and associates and provides a return on investment

to the owners and Ritz-Carlton.
Responsibilities

¢ Demonstrating Leadership
* Achieving Goals

* Exceeding Customer Expectations

¢ Improving Profit

* Maintaining Balance Between Profit and Service Satisfaction
¢ Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
* Destination Club and Residential Management

Qualifications

¢ 4-year bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant

Management, or related major

* 5 years experience in executive management position in a five star

resort

¢ Ritz-Carlton Hotel or Destination Club experience preferred

Skills & Knowledge

short of commenting on
whether he thinks Mr

ing: “I’m not getting into
his party’s business.”

* Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes
for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer
needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and daily
evaluation of existing customer satisfaction measurement processes.
Management of Financial Resources - Determining how money will
be spent and available resources utilized to get the work done and daily
accounting for these expenditures.

Analytical/Critical Thinking - The ability to gather and organize
information using a logical and systematic process; recognize patterns
and relationships in complex data; examine data to identify implications,
problems and draw appropriate conclusions; generate alternative solutions
to problems; evaluate strengths, weaknesses and consequences of
alternative solutions and approaches to solving problems.

Applied Business Knowledge - Understanding market dynamics involved
in running a private membership club under development, enterprise
level objectives and important aspects of ultra-luxury club / resort
business to accurately diagnose strengths and weaknesses, anticipate
opportunities and risks, identify issues, and develop strategies and plans.
Aligning individual and team actions with strategies and plans to drive
business results.

Pastry Chef

Position Summary

Create and maintain a positive work environment through coaching and leading
staff while establishing creative and exciting menu products, both appetizing and.
visually appealing. Work and maintain good working relationships with other
work areas. Meet with meeting planners and social catering event coordinators
to develop personalized dessert products. Direct, train and monitor performance
of Pastry staff. Maintain organization, cleanliness and sanitation of work areas
and equipment.

Essential Job Functions

* Train, coach, lead and hold Pastry team accountable to the job functions
listed below. Meet daily to review assignments, schedules, anticipated
business levels, employee performance issues and other information
pertinent to job performance.

Maintain and strictly abide by sanitation/health regulations and the
hotel’s food safety program requirements. Ensure all Pastry employees
maintain food handlers’ certification.

Meet with Executive Chef to review assignments, anticipated business
levels, changes and other information pertinent to the job performance

Full and part time positions available — all shifts.
If you are a punctual, inspiring person with a great
voice who loves music, and enjoys interacting

with people, then this job is for you.

While not required, experience is an asset.
Competitive salary plus benefits.
Email resume (and demo) to
gospelradiodeejay @ gmail.com.

Only those short listed will be contacted.



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WINDING BAY

ABACO, BAHAMAS
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on a daily basis.

Prepare and assign production and prep work for Pastry staff to complete;
review priorities.

Communicate additions or changes to the assignments as they arise
throughout the shift. Identify situations, which compromise the
department's standards and delegate these tasks.

Prepare amenity orders for room service in accordance with specified
requirements and hotel standards.

Prepare all dishes following recipes and yield guides, according to Ritz-
Carlton standards.

Monitor performance of Pastry staff and ensure all procedures are
completed to the department standards

Assist Pastry staff wherever required to ensure excellent service to
guests.

Ensure all Pastry staff assignments are completed before they leave
work area.

Review status of work and follow-up actions required with the Executive
Chef before leaving.

Qualifications, Skills & Knowledge
¢ Certification of culinary training or apprenticeship.
e 5 years experience in F&B leadership position at a luxury club, hotel
or restaurant.
¢ Knowledge of food and beverage cost controls.
* Ability to plan and develop menus and recipes.

Director of Sales

Position Summary

Designing, implementing and continuously evaluating all sales processes;
Maintaining content and direction on Training and Motivation of Sales
Leadership and Field Sales Force; Developing and maintaining visibility
over Sales Standards and Accountability Measures; Providing related sales
input to New Site Feasibility and Business Planning Processes

Essential Job Functions

¢ Monitor and evaluate sales processes while maintaining visibility over
daily sales progress against budgets

¢ Create and implement specific sales and marketing field operations
best practices, policies and guidelines
Create and implement structured sales presentation training and sales
executive evaluation
Develop sales management training programs as well as create system
succession strategy to identify/groom key sales professionals
Insure performance management is implemented and maintained
consistently across the system
Review all sales related assumptions in the feasibility process, ensuring
strategic and operational reasonableness, comparability among PEPS,
budgets, forecasts and LRP
Provide Brand with product and business development recommendations.
Relate information regarding competitive tactics and products.

Qualifications, Skills & Knowledge

¢ College degree

¢ Minimum of ten years in the vacation ownership industry

¢ Minimum of five years ownership sales and sales management experience

* Strong verbal and written communications skills; ability to communicate
effectively with senior management

¢ Experience in designing products, processes, policies and training
manuals

* Ritz Carlton Club experience preferred

Please send resume to the attention of:
Director of Human Resources
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
P.O. Box AB-20571
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Bahamas

OR

Email: Freddie Munnings@ritzcarlton.com
Deadline for applications is Friday, September 25, 2009



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Nicole Colebrooke appointed
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THE Chairman and President of the Grand Bahama Port
Authority and Port Group Limited has announced the
appointment of Nicole Colebrooke as manager of the new-
ly implemented customer relations unit.

With the impending move of the Grand Bahama Power
Company, a tenant of the GBPA headquarters building, in
early 2010, the Port Group Limited has restructured itself to
form its own customer relations department.

“As servants of the people, providing quality customer ser-
vice is a priority for our group as we create a more efficient
and service-oriented organisation. As such, we are pleased
to announce the appointment of Mrs Colebrooke, who
embodies superior customer service and is well equipped to
lead this new department,” said Ian Rolle, president of the
GBPA Group.

Experience

Mrs Colebrooke has been employed with the Group for
two decades, starting as a summer student and a part-time
secretary in the licensing department. She has worked her
way up through the ranks in the licensing department to
executive secretary, supervisor and licensing manager prior
to her appointment. She possesses more than 18 years expe-
rience as a business professional with various certifications
including Certified Professional Manager with James Madi-
son University, Virginia and she is presently pursuing her
Bachelor’s Degree with Phoenix University.

Mrs Colebrooke in her new capacity will be responsible
for ensuring that the Group provides outstanding customer
service and offers efficient bill payment and collection ser-
vices, the company said. She will also continue to manage the
business licensing process.

“Tam honoured and humbled that management has
expressed such confidence in my abilities. Service with
excellence and professionalism is my motto and because P’ve
lived by this rule throughout my life, I have no other alter-
native but to ensure that we deliver on our commitment to
provide outstanding customer service,” said Mrs Cole-
brooke.

As Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) is not an
affiliated GBPA or PGL company, once GBPC moves to
the former Gulf Union Building, power bills will not be
paid at the GBPA headquarters. All other bills will contin-
ue to be paid at the GBPA headquarters, including water
and garbage fees.

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use financial institutions

Move to provide broader range of investment opportunities

THE National Insurance Board (NIB)
is currently in the process of reposition-
ing itself to use the services of financial
institutions that will provide a broader
range of local and international invest-
ment opportunities, NIB director Alger-
non Cargill said.

In 2005, NIB initiated agreements for
the management of a small percentage of
its fund with third party financial advi-
sors. The advisors managed $16 million
of NIB’s $1.6 billion portfolio.

However, following a recent strategic
review of these arrangements, NIB decid-
ed to terminate the investment manage-
ment agreements with the financial advi-
sors, Mr Cargill said.

These advisors and other financial
institutions were then asked to provide
proposals for their brokerage and other
investment services.

“Tt is important to note that the ter-
minated investment agreements only pro-
vided for services in the local Bahamian
dollar market with many restrictions.
Our strategic review revealed that NIB
would not be disadvantaged by bringing
the related investment activities in-house
and further it would reduce the level of
overlap of effort which ultimately result-
ed in a higher cost structure,” he said.

Once the chosen brokers and finan-
cial institutions propose new investment
opportunities, NIB can review them in-
house and execute them more expedi-
tiously within the framework of its invest-
ment criteria and internal guidelines.

“Repositioning does not mean reduced
opportunities or investment inefficien-
cies. Through prudent management of
the investment portfolio internally, NIB,
together with consultation from invest-

Keia Armbrister becomes 2009
recipient of Bahamian American
Association Scholarship

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ment experts internally and externally,
will be able to ensure that risks are ade-
quately managed, and investment returns
maximised,” Mr Cargill said.

Oversight

“Further, NIB will be able to reduce its
expense base and simultaneously ensure
a firsthand oversight of our investment
portfolio, as a result of employing the
same process on an in-house basis.”

NIB constantly dialogues with invest-
ment advisors locally and international-
ly as well as with other financial institu-
tions, the NIB director said.

“We have directly participated in sev-
eral investment opportunities with lead-
ing local and regional financial institu-
tions in recent times that yielded above

Nassau Prime returns, and returns more
favourable than our current portfolio
delivers,” he said.

“Foreign investment opportunities will
always continue to be an option for NIB,
but we are also mindful that the current
heavily concentrated local portfolio ben-
efitted NIB during the recent global
financial crisis as we did not experience
significant erosion in value due to not
having more international exposure.
Moreover, we acknowledge that our
investments are concentrated in govern-
ment debt issues as well as specific build-
ing projects used by the government and
its agencies. These investments have per-
formed satisfactorily and are currently
yielding above market returns, providing
an opportunity for NIB to ensure that
all of its surplus cash is utilised efficient-
ly. 2

Mr Cargill said the local investment
market cannot absorb NIB’s surplus cash
or consistently deliver above Nassau
Prime returns, and wider diversification
will always be sought within the con-
straints.

“NIB is cognisant that it operates in an
environment where its investment activ-
ities have major impacts on the wider
economy and is acutely aware of its fidu-
ciary obligations to its stake-holders. Our
primary focus is to ensure that the Fund’s
assets are invested in a manner to achieve
the required actuarial return to fund its
benefit obligations. The recommenda-
tions from our actuarial consultant
together with our own investment intel-
ligence form the basis of our investment
strategy and over our history; our port-
folio has provided very satisfactory
returns,” the NIB director said.

ALL SMILES:
2009

scholarship
recipient

Keia Armbrister
at the BAAI
“Bahamians in
New York”
mixer on
September 12.

NEW YORK - THE
Bahamian-American Asso-
ciation held their annual
mixer last week at the Asto-
ria World Manor in Queens.

Each year the Association
gives out a scholarship to a
deserving young Bahamian.

This year the recipient
was Keia Armbrister, a
Bahamian student born in
Nassau and currently pursu-
ing a Bachelor engineering
degree in Naval Architec-
ture with a 3rd Mates
License at the State Univer-
sity of New York Maritime
College (SUNY).

Captain

Keia's ultimate career
goal is to become a captain,
however, pursuing a Bache-
lor in engineering will give
her the required knowledge
of a ship’s engine room.

Furthermore, majoring in
Naval Architecture will

allow her to design and build
ships. As a captain, it is crit-
ical that she is well-versed
in all aspects of her studies,
enabling her to troubleshoot
problems by making the
best possible decision in sit-
uations based on her collec-
tive knowledge of ships.

Knowing the design fea-
tures and engine room of a
ship in addition to receiving
a license will give her a com-
petitive advantage in the
maritime Industry. Receiv-
ing this scholarship will assist
her in continuing her studies
at the Maritime College.

Keia also wants to get
experience on an oil/prod-
uct Tanker, liquefied natur-
al gas carrier or container
vessel in the United States,
the Bahamas and Europe.
After acquiring experience
and sea time she hopes to
return home and encourage
more Bahamians to pursue a
career in the maritime
industry.

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LOCAL NEWS



FROM PAGE ONE

‘We have arson suspects in mind

FROM page one

will definitely pay some attention to that but I
can’t speak to that right now, I don’t have that
information.

“We are hopeful we will determine how the
fire was started, the circumstances of the fire,
and the persons who may have been respon-
sible.

“We want to make sure that we leave no
stones unturned and investigate it from all
angles so nothing is overlooked.”

Theresa Brown, 51, her daughter Kayshala
Bodie, 18, granddaughter Telair Johnson, one,
and neighbour Savanna Stuart, 18, were asleep

ripped through the building shortly after 7am.

Police say there are signs of their attempts to
escape, and that the crime scene is consistent
with that of an arson attack.

The women’s deaths have been classified
as “suspicious” but Supt Bethel said that could
change during the course of the investigation.

He told The Tribune: “This fire has all the
indications of arson, so we are investigating it
in that fashion right now and have brought in
the homicide section to look into it.

“Those officers are out now pursuing some
lines of inquiry and on completion of that,
and on completion of the autopsies, we may be
reclassifying the matter.”

Supt Bethel said the Criminal Detective

Unit’s homicide section has interviewed a num-
ber of people since joining Fire Services inves-
tigation on Thursday, and will revisit certain
areas to ensure all the necessary information is
gathered.

He said police are still appealing for assis-
tance from the public to help determine the
reason for the deadly blaze.

Supt Bethel said: “We are pleading for infor-
mation from the public as we are trying to
locate persons who could tell us something
about the fire, or give us information about the
circumstances leading up to the fire.

“We believe that by doing that we will be
able to answer all the questions.”

He added: “This is a tragedy and we need to

clear this up because the public needs assur-
ance that the perpetrators out there will not
stay out there to cause havoc in the commu-
nity.”

Director of Fire Services Supt Jeffery Dele-
veaux said the possibility that an accident
sparked the blaze has not been ruled out.

He said: “We are not ruling anything out
at this time.

“This is not something that we can just solve
right away. There were no eyewitnesses so we
will have to methodically go along and try to
get this thing solved as soon as possible.”

To assist investigations call police on 911,
919, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously on
328-TIPS (8477).

at the family home in Wilson Tract when fire



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ail

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM Vernice Walkine
addresses members of the Rotary Club of East Nassau at the Nassau Yacht Club

yesterday.

VVORLD NEVVS

Downtown Nassau to be

improved ‘before end of year’

FROM page one

Out of those persons who partic-
pated in the poll, the overwhelming
opinion was that the Bay Street or
some of its side streets should in
fact be turned into pedestrian
zones.

In addition to improving the traf-
fic situation on Bay Street, the
Director General said that the min-
istry needs to have something to
market downtown as an attraction.
However, she said, the ministry cur-
rently has very little to promote.

“District buildings. They all look
different but they all sell the same
things however. What am I going to
be promoting? There is not enough
of a product there for me to active-
ly promote a downtown experience.
We need to bring entertainment
into downtown, we need to make it
vibrant, and when the waterfront
opens up with the relocation of the

container shipping we need to bring
people to downtown to live,” she
said.

With all of this said, Ms Walkine
reminded the audience that the
country essentially needs to bring
life back to the area of downtown.

“After 5pm there is no life.
Sometimes before 5pm there is not
a lot of life. We have people moving
through — the ships come in, peo-
ple get off some of them, they walk
through, they spend a few minutes
and everytime they walk by a store
they see the same things they saw in
that other store so they don’t both-
er to goin,” she said.

Therefore, she said, there needs
to be the inclusion of greenspaces,
visual access to the waterfront and
the opportunity for persons to live
in the area.

“The construction of the new
straw market — that is also intend-
ed to happen, because that is very



important. No matter what we say
or do the straw market still contin-
ues to be a major draw for cruise
passengers because they have an
expectation of an experience in the
straw market.

“We are not giving them the right
experience with the current straw
market. We need to restore that
experience that people remember
from some time back. And so the
construction of a new straw mar-
ket will help us do that,” she said.

The Arawak Cay extension Ms
Walkine said also will be a very
important aspect to the tourism
product in the downtown area. The
painting of Bay Street, and Shirley
will also coincide she said with some
of the improvements being planned
for some of the side streets down-
town.

“So you will see an improved
downtown before Christmas in any
event,” she said.

ASSOCIATED PRESS



Former leaders
claim media is
under threat in
Latin America

IAN JAMES, Associated Press Writer
CARACAS, Venezuela

Former presidents from Peru and Bolivia joined newspa-
per editors from across the Americas on Friday in condemning
what they call a series of attempts by Venezuelan President
Hugo Chavez, and some of his allies, to clamp down on the
news media, according to Associated Press.

Former President Alejandro Toledo of Peru said he is con-
cerned about recent shutdowns of radio stations in Venezuela
and a proposed law in Argentina that would break up Clarin,
one of Latin America's largest newspaper and cable TV com-



PERU'S former President Ale-
jandro Toledo speaks with
reporters during an emergency
meeting of the Inter American
Press Association in Caracas
Friday, Sept. 18, 2009. Toledo
and Bolivia's former President
Carlos Mesa joined newspaper
editors from across the Ameri-
cas in condemning what they
calla series of attempts by
Venezuela's President Hugo
Chavez to clamp down on the
news media.

(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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panies.

Toledo likened such actions to "a virus that's expanding” in
countries including Bolivia, Ecuador and Nicaragua, and told
The Associated Press: "It must be stopped.”

Ex-President Carlos Mesa of Bolivia expressed similar con-

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cerns at the emergency meeting of the Inter American Press
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"Everything that restricts freedom of speech is unaccept-
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Chavez denies his government is trying to eliminate critical
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"We're never again going to accept the media dictatorship,"
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In one of those cases, prosecutors said Friday they are sum-
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Poleo has left the country, opposition politician Henry Ramos
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SEPTEMBER 19, 2009

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TONIQUE WILLIAMS-DARLING (third from left) was among five other persons inducted into the University of South Carolina’s 2009

Athletic Hall of Fame...



Photo courtesy of University of South Carolina








Davis Cup:
Federer

gives Swiss
2-0 lead..

See page 10

Tonique
in USC
Hall of

Fame

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

onique Williams-Darling was among five other
persons inducted into the University of South
Carolina 2009 Athletic Hall of Fame Thursday
night in Colombia.

While Williams-Darling was inducted for her track and
field feats during her tenure at the University of South Car-
olina from 1997-1999, the others joining her were Art Swarts
(track & field), Tom Riker (men’s basketball), Marty Baltze-
gar (men's soccer), Kyle Thompson (men's golf) and Harold
White (coach and administrator).

The group will also be honoured during half-time of
today's football game as the Gamcocks (1-1) begin their
75th year of competition at Williams-Brice Stadium as they
host the Owls of Florida Atlantic University.

Williams-Darling, 33, is a track & field All-American and
Olympian from the late 1990s. She is credited as one of
coach Curtis Frye’s original recruits who helped build the
women's programme to a national championship level.

Williams-Darling won the SEC 400-meter title in 1997
after finishing as runner-up for three straight years. A two-
time All-American, Williams-Darling captured the gold
medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece,

SEE page 10

‘Choo Choo’ vs ‘Superman’

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

JERMAINE ‘Choo Choo’ Mack-
ey hasn’t even had time to unpack
his bags after returning from training
camp in Germany. And he is going
back on the road next week.

Mackey is scheduled to depart
Tuesday for Canada where he will
square off with Canadian Adonis
‘Superman’ Stevenson for the vacant
World Boxing Council’s Interna-
tional super middleweight champi-
onship title Friday at the Bell Center
Montreal.

“My bag is still in the room with
clothes in them. I’m just picking
through them as I need them,” said
Mackey, who came back home from
Berlin last month.

“But [’m very excited and I quite
happy for the opportunity because
it’s the right timing with me being in
shape. I had a good time training in
Germany and I never stopped train-
ing since I came home. So I’m right
under the gun and I’m ready to go.”

In Stevenson, Mackey will get a
chance to face an opponent he met
while in Berlin. But the two never
got a chance to fight against each
other.

But Mackey admitted that he
found out something quite interest-
ing about his opponent.

“He’s a very biggity fellow,” he
stated. “When the promoters told
him that he was going to fight me, he
said he have an easy chalk. But I
have something in store for him.

“When I came there and I saw
Mikkel (Kessler, the German world
champion whom they sparred with
in Berlin), he said he only wanted to
spar with me because the other guy
was too lazy and I was in much bet-
ter shape than him.”

Stevenson, a 32-year-old Haitian
by birth, comes into the ring at 5-
foot-11 with an impressive 12-0. But
the southpaw has not fought since
January 8, 2008, when he stopped
Anthony Bonsante with a first round
knockout in their scheduled 12-
round bout.

Mackey, 29, is 6-1 with an 18-3
record. His last appearance in the

Jermaine Mackey to face
Haitian born ‘rookie’ for
vacant WBC International
super middleweight title



“We feel this guy is a
rookie and we will treat
him like a rookie. We
will just go there and
be confident, colourful
and aggressive and just
treat him like the
rookie that he is.”

— Ray Minus Jr



ring was on May 30 when he pulled
off a third round TKO over Emil-
iano Cayetano at the Kendal Isaacs
Gymnasium.

“Pm just waiting on time,” said
Mackey, who will get a chance to
fight for another title. “’m fighting
in his hometown, so I know I have to
go in there and knock him out in
order to win.”

First Class promoter Michelle
Minus who along with her husband,
Ray Minus Jr, will be traveling with
Mackey, said the show was in the
making for quite some time.

“This will give Jermaine a rating in
the top 10 in the WBC and so we
feel confident that he can defeat this
guy,” said Michelle Minus. “Even
though Stevenson is a pretty good
fighter, he’s up there in weight and
has to shave off a huge amount to
get down to the required weight for

this fight next Friday.

“So we feel very confident that
we can definitely get the victory at
the end of the day.”

In order to get a chance to fight
for a WBC world title, a fighter has
to be rated in the top 10 and Minus
said this puts Mackey right in line
to achieve that goal.

“Tt would give us a good rating to
fight for a world title next year,” she
said. “It’s all in the plans that First
Class Promotions had mapped out
for Jermaine.

“Tf he is successful in winning this
title, we will have to relinquish his
British Commonwealth title and go
after a world title. But that was in the
plan and everything is working in
our favour and we’re moving full
stream ahead.”

Going into the fight, trainer Ray
Minus Jr said Mackey is definitely
ready for the challenge.

“T think he’s at his best, no ques-
tion about it mentally and physical-
ly,” he said. “He’s also in good spir-
its and we have a good game plan.
So we’re just going to go there and
take charge.

“We feel this guy is a rookie and
we will treat him like a rookie. We
will just go there and be confident,
colourful and aggressive and just
treat him like the rookie that he is.”

On Mackey’s return from Berlin,
Minus Jr said they worked exten-
sively on him moving his head a lot
and staying aggressive so he can take
the fight to his opponent and be the
aggressor. Minus Jr said he’s confi-
dent that Mackey will prevail.



JERMAINE ‘CHOO CHOO’ MACKEY

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SPORTS

After Cuba tennis camp, Roberts
and Strachan set for round robin Results

Eagles QB
McNabb

doubtful
vs Saints

By DAN GELSTON
AP Sports Writer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) —
Eagles quarterback Donovan
McNabb is doubtful for Sun-
day’s game against New
Orleans because of a frac-
tured rib.

McNabb
sat out of
practice for
the third
straight day
Friday.
Coach Andy
Reid refused
to rule out }
McNabb and |
said there
was a chance
he would MCNABB
participate in
Saturday’s walkthrough.

“He felt a little bit better
today and we’ll just keep
rehabbing him and see how
it goes the next couple of
days,” Reid said.

Kevin Kolb took snaps with
the first team and is expected
to start if McNabb can’t play.
Kolb would be making his
first career NFL start ahead of
veteran Jeff Garcia, who
signed Tuesday as an emer-
gency backup.

Garcia and Michael Vick
shared snaps running the
scout team Friday. Garcia
would be the No. 3 emer-
gency QB if McNabb could
somehow play. Vick is not eli-
gible until Week 3 against
Kansas City.

Kolb said he is preparing
like he is the starter.

“He takes charge in there
and he’s done a nice job with
managing the huddle and the
plays,” Reid said.

McNabb bellowed “I feel
great” and laughed as he left
the Eagles locker room.

Italian tax
police take
Maradona’s

earrings

ROME (AP) — Italian
police didn’t want the shirt
off Diego Maradona’s back
— just his earrings.

Tax authorities visited the
Argentina coach at an Alpine
resort on Friday and took
away a pair of his earrings as
part payment of the former



AFTER four days of
working two-a-day tennis
training session in the wilting
Cuba sun in_ the
ITF/COTECC Tennis Train-
ing Camp, Justin Roberts
(BAH) and Erin Strachan
(BAH) now have to put
those new skills to use.

The first four days of the
ITF/COTECC Tennis Camp
under the watchful eyes of
four Cuban coaches, all the
participants 20 in total were
focused on tennis technique,
tactics, strategy, fitness and
mental.

Now the next four days all
of the players will play in a
round robin so that the
coaches can assess how well
the players have been able
to use their new knowledge
in a match situation.

Justin Roberts, playing in
Pool 1, has to play five
matches in his group. On
Wednesday Sept. 16 he won
both singles matches by 4-0,

FROM page 10

4-0 scores over Raul
Rodriquez (CUB) and
Javier Costillio (GUA).

Roberts also teamed up
with partner Maurico Fer-
nandez (CUB) to win both
of their doubles matches by
defeating the team of Julian
Soborio (CRC)/Raul
Rodriquez (CUB) 4-1, 4-1.

In the second doubles ,
match He and partner Mau-
rico defeated Brimaire
Pierre (HAI)/Dario Romero
(ESA) 4-1, 5-3.

Meanwhile Erin Strachan
had mixed results on the first
day of the round robin losing
1-4, 1-4 to Melanis Diaz
(CUB). However, she and
doubles partner JR (CUB)
won their first doubles
match in 3 sets by defeating
Tyler Smith (BER)/JR
(CUB) 4-0, 3-5, 10-7.

On day 2 of the round
robin, Thursday Sept. 17,
Justin continued his fine play
with a 4-0, 4-0 victory over

becoming the first Carolina women's individual gold
medallist in any sport.
She was also the 2005 world champion in the 400-
meter dash.
Since the University of South Carolina Athletic Hall

Osmicl Rivera (CUB). He
won by a walkover in his
second match due to an
injury to Brimaire Pierre
(HAI). His winning streak
continued in his doubles
match with a 4-0, 4-0 win
over Joel Lutchman (SUR)/
Osmicl Rivera (CUB) 4-0,
4-0,

Erin had a rough second
day losing both singles and
double matches on Wednes-
day. She lost 2-4, 3-5 to Yan-
nise Machado (CUB), due
to too many unforced errors.

In the doubles match she
and partner Yannise lost in
straight to the undefeated
team of Chassidy King
(ANT)/ Yusleidy Smith
(CUB) 1-4, 2-4.

On Friday Sept. 18 Justin
was scheduled to play his
final two matches in the
round robin when he plays
Joel Lutchman (SUR) in sin-
gles the second match on
Court 5 with doubles to fol-

lowing against Juan Bisono
(DOM)/Javier Castillo in 4
match on court 3.

Erin plays against Tyler
Smith (BER) first match on
Court 2, both players will be
trying to win their first
match as they are both 0-2 in
the round robin. In doubles
she and partner will play
Tyler Smith(BER)/Amanda
Gomez (CUB) the 5 match
on Court 3.

The round robin raps up
today with all the players
playing one final match to
determine final position
when combining the round
robin pools. The Boys has
two pools of 6 players each
and the Girls have two pools
of 4 players. In the case of
the Boys they will play for
positions 1 — 12, and the girls
positions 1 — 8. Currently,
Justin Roberts is 4— 0 in his
singles matches and Erin
Strachan is 0 — 2 in her
matches.




Photo courtesy of University of South Carolina

of Fame was created in 1967, the University of South
Carolina Association of Lettermen has previously

selected 105 members.

Williams-Darling, who had the Independence High-
way renamed the Tonique Williams-Darling Highway
in her honour by the Bahamas Government in 2005,
was unavailable for comment up to press time last

night.



Match

Wednesday September 16

Boys Singles

Justin Roberts (BAH) def.
Raul Rodriquez (CUB) 40,
40

Justin Roberts (BAH) def.
Javier Costillio (GUA) 40,
40

Doubles

1. Justin Roberts
(BAH)/Maurico Fernandez
(CUB) def.

Julian Soborio
(CRC)/Raul Rodriquez
(CUB) 41, 41

Os Justin Roberts

(BAH)/Maurico Fernandez
(CUB) def. Brimaire Pierre
(HAI)/Dario Romero (ESA)
41,53

Girls Singles
Erin Strachan (BAH) lost
Melanis Diaz (CUB) 14, 14

Doubles

Erin Strachan
(BAH)/Yannise Machado
(CUB) def. Tyler Smith
(BER)/Amanda Gomez
(CUB) 40, 35, 10-7.

Thursday September 17

Boys Singles

Justin Roberts (BAH) def.
Osmiel Rivera (CUB) 40, 40

Justin Roberts (BAH) def.
Brimaire Pierre (HAT) w/o

Doubles

Justin Roberts
(BAH)/Maurico Fernandez
(CUB) def. Joel Lutchman
(SUR)/Osmiel Rivera (CUB)
40, 40

Girls Singles
Erin Strachan (BAH) lost
Yannise Machado 24, 35

Doubles

Erin Strachan(BAH)/J j
(CUB) lost Chassidy King
(ANT)/ Yusleidy Smith
(CUB) 14, 24

Friday September 18

Singles

Justin Roberts (BAH) vs
Joel Lutchman (SUR) 2nd
match Court 3

Erin Strachan (BAH) vs
Tyler Smith (BER) 1st match
Court 2

Doubles

Justin Roberts
(BAH)/Maurico Fernandez
vs Juan Bisono (DOM)/
Javier Costillio (GUA) 5
match Court 4

Erin Strachan (BAH)/J g
(CUB) vs Tyler Smith
(BER)/Amanda Gomez
(CUB) 5 match Court 3

Napoli star’s ROGER FEDERER returns the

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Maradona
himself
handed over
the pair of MARADONA
earrings,

worth 4,000 euros ($5,900).

Tax police in the capital of
the South Tyrol, or Alto Adi-
ge region, declined to describe
the earrings taken from the
Grand Hotel Palace in Mera-
no, which boasts a beauty
farm in its grounds. Italian
television network Sky TG24
reported that they contained
diamonds.

Police did not say whether
Maradona was wearing them
when it was time to pay up.

Three years ago, tax police
took two Rolex watches from
him when he went to a Naples
suburb for a news conference
and benefit appearance. The
Italian news agency ANSA
said the tax bill now stands at
about 37 million euros ($54
million).

Maradona, 48, captained
Argentina to the 1986 World





Davis Cup: Federer
gives Swiss 2-0 lead

Euro semis

KATOWICE, Poland (AP)
— Greece has beaten Turkey
76-74 in overtime to advance
to the semifinals of the Euro-
pean basketball champi-
onship.

Point guard Vasileios
Spanoulis led Greece with 23
points and seven assists on
Friday. Toronto Raptors for-
ward Hedo Turkoglu scored
all 13 of his points in the
fourth quarter and overtime
to pace Turkey.

Turkey guard Ender Arslan
forced the extra period with a
left-handed scoop layup at the
buzzer in regulation. His 3-
pointer from the top of the
key at the buzzer in overtime
bounced out.

Greece will play Spain in
the semifinals on Saturday.

Cup title, and had some stel- By ANDREW DAMPF Federer, who struggled with hisserve us a great opportunity on the week-
lar seasons for Napoli. He was AP Sports Writer in the US Open final, had 10 aces to — end,” Federer said.
kicked out of the 1994 World go with 35 winners. Federer and Wawrinka, the Olympic

Cup and banned for 15
months for failing a doping
test for stimulants. He was
near death on a respirator five
years ago after a heart attack
attributed to a cocaine over-
dose. With two qualifying
games remaining next month,
Argentina is in danger of
missing its first World Cup
since 1970, and Maradona is
taking much of the blame.

GENOA, Italy (AP) — Roger Fed-
erer rolled to a 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 win Friday
over Simone Bolelli to give Switzerland
a 2-0 lead against Italy in the Davis Cup

playoffs.

Playing four days after his five-set
loss to Juan Martin del Potro in the US
Open final, Federer shook off two
break points in the opening game and
was never in trouble against the 64th-

ranked Bolelli.

“With the jet lag and surfaces change
and playing here in Italy away, I knew it
was always going to be a tough match,”
said Federer, who improved his Davis
Cup record to 36-11.

Stanislas Wawrinka defeated
Andreas Seppi 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 in the first
match on the red clay courts at the Val-
letta Cambiaso club.

“We knew these were key matches,
and that we were able to get both gives

champions, will face Fabio Fognini and
Potito Starace in doubles on Saturday,
with reverse singles scheduled for Sun-
day.

Seppi and Bolelli wore black arm-
bands to mourn six Italian soldiers
killed in a bomb blast in Afghanistan on
Thursday.

The winner of the best-of-five series
will return to the World Group next
year.

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Convicted murderer released on two years’ pr obation N N A A S S S S A A U U A A N N D D B B A A H H A A M M A A I I S S L L A A N N D D S S L L E E A A D D I I N N G G N N E E W W S S P P A A P P E E R R C M Y K C M Y K Volume: 105 No.248SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2009 PRICE – 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER VARIABLY CLOUDY T-STORMS, BREEZY HIGH 89F LOW 80F N E W S SEE PAGETHREE S P O R T S Crime in the SEEPAGENINE SPOTLIGHT Tonique in HALLOF FAME N E W S SEE PAGE FIVE SUNNY – our pet of the week Relativ es of four fire victims tell police of suspicions The Tribune ANY TIME...ANY PLACE, WE’RE #1 B AHAMASEDITION TRY OUR DOUBLE FILET-O-FISH www.tribune242.com ONE-YEAR-OLD Telair Johnson was a victim of the suspected arson fire. Theresa Brown, 51, Kayshala Bodie, 18, and Savanna Stuart, 18, also died. RELATIVES of the four people killed in a house fire on Thursday say they have some possible suspects in mind. The family believes they know who could have been responsible for the ruthless arson attack, and have communicated their views to the police. While Superintendent Leon Bethel, head of the Criminal Detective Unit’s homicide department, said no clear sus pects have yet been identified, he added that all the information offered by the family and others will be con sidered seriously in the investigation. Supt Bethel added: “If that information is circulating they e have arson suspects in mind’ DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM Vernice Walkine addresses members of the Rotary Club of East Nassau at the Nassau Yacht Club yesterday. T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f By PAUL G TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter pturnquest@tribunemedia.net THE Bahamian public can expect to see physical improvements to the area of downtown Nassau before the end of the year, the Director General of Tourism said yesterday. Addressing the Rotary Club of East Nassau at the Nassau Yacht Club, Ms Vernice Walkine and managing director of the Downtown Nassau Partnership (DNP on the Ministry’s plans for the revitalisation of downtown and the need for more private/public partnership in the project. With two million cruise passengers visiting the port of Nassau every year, Ms Walkine said that downtown needs to be made “clean and safe” to lure these visitors off the ships. “We have to improve the movement of transportation through downtown. And I know someone is going to ask me the question so I’m going to anticipate it and answer you now ‘Why would we not make a decision and pedestrianize downtown?’. “Inquiring minds want to know and I want to know too. And I think a part of this exercise is to determine the viability of doing that. It is probably not viable, so what are the options that we have? Those are the kinds of questions that we need to ask as we go through this exercise,” she said. With the assumption that it probably would not be feasible for Bay Street to be pedestrianized, Ms Walkine reminded those Rotarians in attendance and the media that parking is probably the single biggest challenge that the ministry faces downtown. “The movement of traffic through Bay Street would not be an issue if parking were not an issue. So that is the first thing we need to address,” she said. This very issue was the poll question offered by The Tribune on its website, www.tribune242.com which asked what was the number one thing that needs to be done to improve the Bay Street experience. DOWNTOWN TO BE IMPROVED ‘BEFORE END OF YEAR’ A CONVICTED murderer who spent 18 years in Her Majesty’s Prison was released on two years probation yesterday. Trevor Nixon had served time for his conviction of the 1992 murder of Sher ry Ferguson. Prose cutors said that he had beaten her to death with a stone. Nixon had admitted to being “high” whenh e killed her. Nixon was sentenced to death but that sentence was lat er commuted to life imprisonment. Nixon filed a constitutionalm otion, however, c laiming that his con stitutional rights were being breached. In March 2006, the London based Privy Council ruled that the Bahamas’ mandatory death penalty was “unconstitutional.” Senior Supreme Court Justice Jon Isaacs yesterday resentenced Nixon to two years probation taking into consider ation the fact that he had been incarcerated for 18 years. Nixon was ordered to report to community counselling for three months during which he will be tested for drug use. He is expected back in court on January 28, 2010 for a review. Nixon was represented by lawyer Jerone Roberts and Bradley Cooper. The prosecutor was Eucal Bonaby. FREEPORT – A man who is wanted by police for questioning in connection with housebreaking and stealing has surrendered to authorities. Carlos Nottage, 24, turned himself in at the Central Police Station on Thursday morning. He was accompanied by his lawyer, K Brian Hanna. Police issued an All Points Bulletin on Nottage earlier this week. ASP Loretta Mackey thanked the media and the general public in Freeport for their continued support. W W a a n n t t e e d d m m a a n n s s u u r r r r e e n n d d e e r r s s SEE page seven MANAGING DIRECTOR of the Downtown Nassau Partnership Vaughn Roberts addresses members of the Rotary Club of East Nassau at the Nassau Yacht Club yesterday. SEE page seven T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f Move to attract more cruise ship visitors to ‘clean and safe’ Nassau A MESSAGE is circulating on Facebook warn ing residents in the east to be on the lookout for a dark green Honda. It says: “If you see it call the police and tell them that it's the car that has been following women home in the East and robbing them. It they are behind you do not go home.” Facebook war ning about gr een Honda We have to improve the movement of transportation thr ough down town. 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Crispin Seymour, Tropical Shipping Why doesn’t the Bahamas government revoke or take back the contract that was given to the GBPA? They’re stifling theg rowth of the Grand B ahama because of all the in-house feuding.” K eith Saunders, Tropical Shipping “Too much conflict. The people are not getting whatt hey want (in Grand Bahama).” E lise, Tropical Shipping You have to go through them (Grand Bahama Port Authority) to get permissionf or anything. “They should not have such a monopoly on the people. “The people are only suff ering. They also need to stop that duty free bond because the government isg etting ripped off. “People are just bringing t hings in through Freeport and distributing it throughout the islands. At the same time we have the government crying bout the treasury broke.” Lyndon Eldon, 44, Electrician I think we need to break the (Hawksbill Creek agreement. It’s not workinga nd doesn’t have the best interests of the Bahamian p eople. Paul Haven, 33, D octors Hospital I’m in the Killarney constituency and I live on a road called Munnings Dri v e that has had some difficulties. It is unpaved and unlighted, and the govern ment has agreed to meet to discuss our road. It’s been a long time coming but we are happy that they are finally discussing it.” Keano Cambridge, 39, Doctor’s Hospital “One of the main conc erns for me is the current situation surrounding people being let out of prison. If eel that it’s something that needs to be addressed. T here has to be stiffer penal ties for murder because we need to have more care forl ife. People are being taken out like insects and my recommendation is once a person is remanded in prison there needs to be an isolatedc ay like Alcatraz, so that prison life is what it is – prison life. Repeat offenders should be kept awayf rom society.” Kweku Symonette, 27, The Sign Man Headlines nowadays are d epressing. Sometimes I wonder if it was always like this, when I was younger, ori f it’s being publicised a whole lot more now. It feels as if every day there is an outrageous act of violence or murder cover-i ng the front page. I attribute a lot of it to socialisation – the more money w e make, the more poverty we create. Sometimes it actually deters me from w atching/ reading the news. “I don’t know where our focus is right now, besidesm aking money and corruption. I don’t deny the need t o inform, but sometimes its feels as though the more it’s publicised the more it hap p ens. The crime is serious and I feel like we’re not giving the youth anything to do.I find that, at least in my areas of interest, there are n ot a lot of positive oppor tunities for the youth. “Junior camps and tourn aments are at an all time low right now. It’s like, yeah w e’re spending all this money with tourism but if we neglect the youth . . . they’ret he future of this country. I really wish they would have more programmes for the youth, because its so imper ative that they have positive o utlets and constructive things to do.” C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2009 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM INDEX MAIN/SPORTS SECTION Local News.............................P1,2,3,5,6,7,12 Editorial/Letters............................................P4 Comics....................................................... P8 Sports.....................................................P9,10W eather ......................................................P11 CLASSIFIED SECTION 36 PAGES USA TODAY WEEKENDER 8 PAGES BAHAMIANS SPEAKABOUTTHE ISSUESWHICHCONCERNTHEMMOST... LYNDON ELDON, 44 T ALK STREET PAUL HAVEN, 33 KEANO CAMBRIDGE, 39 KWEKU SYMONETTE, 27 T he Tribune took to the streets yesterday to ask which issues concerned Bahamians the most. Employees of Tropical Shipp ing sounded off on the Grand Bahama Port Authority while others shar ed their views on a variety of topics. . .. theGB Port Authority, penalties for murder, prison life and street lighting

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O F the 59 murders committ ed so far this year, 66 per cent were the result of circumstances that the police could not have prevented, National Security M inister Tommy Turnquest said. Mr Turnquest said that 56 per cent of the murders resulte d from the “triple threat” of i llicit drug trade, retaliation and conflict. Addressing the monthly breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise o n Thursday, he said 33 of the 59 murders were a result of the aforementioned triple threat, as 11 of them were drug related, 10 the result of retaliation and 12 a result of conflict. The National Security Minister said domestic violencem atters accounted for six of the murders, or 10 per cent, whilea rmed robbery was the motive in eight of the murders comm itted. “Looking at the analysis of the motives for the 59 murders, we recognise that 39 of them were as a result of circum-s tances that the police could not have prevented,” he said. M r Turnquest said the timing of the murders was also import ant to note, as 40 of the murders took place between the hours of 4pm and 8am; 21 between 4pm and midnight, and 27 were committed b etween midnight and 8am. The use of firearms also p layed a key role in the number of murders committed. G uns were used to commit 42 murders, knives and cutlass es were used in 12 murders, and “other means” were uses in the remaining five cases. M r Turnquest said it was against this backdrop that the Crime Reduction Strategy’ was l aunched in New Providence just three weeks ago. The Crime Reduction Strategy has a critical overarchingo bjective which is to enhance public confidence in the police a nd thereby to reduce not only crime and criminality, but the fear of crime,” he said. The National Security Minister said the strategy isd esigned to target serious crime, including murder, armedr obbery, robbery, auto theft and house-break-ins. It will also target prolific offenders, particularly the emerging and dangerous breed of career criminals, with the objective of disrupting their o perations and bringing them to justice for the offences theyc ommit,” he added. Mr Turnquest said the strategy will also t arget problem areas, particu larly the so-called “hot spots.” “In these areas, uniformed police officers will bring high visibility to law enforcement a nd place the force in a position to rapidly respond to crim-i nal activities,” he said. Mr Turnquest said the police h as built, and will continue to build, an effective national d atabase on crime and criminality. However, effective anti-c rime strategies, he said, require much more than tough a ction by the police, no matter how efficient that action is. “In addition to the work of the law enforcement agencies, effective crime-fighting strate-g ies require a country-wide response, from individuals, civico rganisations, the church and the community, including the b usiness community,” Mr Turnquest said. “We must not turn a blind eye to crime, whether it is drug trafficking, illegal gun pos session, murder, robbery, the e ncouragement of illegal immigration, or general lawlessness.” C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2009, PAGE 3 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Drugs, retaliation and conflict behind 56% of 2009 murders THE police will move swiftl y and decisively to crack d own on traffic violators as part of its ‘Crime Reduction Strategy’ which was launched three weeks ago, Minister ofN ational Security Tommy Turnquest said on Thursday. Mr Turnquest said members of the public will shortly s ee the police moving “more d ecisively” against lawlessness of any kind, including the running of red lights, driving recklessly on pedestrian cross-i ngs, speeding, ignoring stop signs and other traffic violations. “As the strategy increasingl y moves against traffic violat ors, I would advise (these persons – particularly speeders) that a heavy foot on the gas pedal may result in a lightw allet or purse,” he said. Mr Turnquest said the crack-down on traffic offenders is one of the major compon ents of the Crime Reduction Strategy as police officials move to reduce the instances of criminal activity in New Providence. The strategy and ongoing a nti-crime measures target serious crime, but all crime is included in its (sphere Together with other ongoing, vigorous law enforcement ini t iatives, the strategy is bringing coherence to the wide-r anging law enforcement efforts of the Royal Bahamas P olice Force. It is also changing the way the police force does business,” Mr Turnquest said. Sending more traffic o ffenders before the courts is part of that wide-ranging lawe nforcement effort. Mr Turnquest said statistics s how that from June 1, 2009 to September 15, 2009, 454 speeding tickets were issued, which is less than five per day, and a figure which he said is t oo low for the number of offences being committed. I know from being on the road myself that more persons t han that are breaking the speed limit laws and so all police officers – regardless of their assigned division – are expected to stop these traffic o ffenders,” he said. Traffic violators face crackdown A WOMAN charged w ith abetment to commit the murder of her husband was arraigned in Magistrates Court on Thursday. Police have charged N atasha Young, 36, with abetting to commit the murder of Pedro Young on Wednesday July 8, 2009. E arlier, a major in the US Marines Corps was charged with threatening to kill Mr Young. He is on $2,000 bail. Y oung, who appeared before Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez in Court One, Bank Lane, was not r equired to enter a plea to the charge. Inspector David Lockhart, the prosecutor, objected to Young being granted bail. She wasr emanded to Her Majesty’s Prison. The case has been adjourned to September 2 5, and transferred to Court 5, Bank Lane. Woman accused of abetment to murder husband MINISTER OF NATIONAL SECURITY TOMMY TURNQUEST CRIME: Tommy Turnquest at Rotary Club 66 per cent were ‘result of circumstances that police could not have p revented’ – Minister We must not turn a blind eye to crime

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E DITOR, The Tribune. Please be advised that there is something called a t urn signal indicator light on c ars that are properly functioning. The purpose of this piece of equipment is to indicate your intention so that the drivers around you can react appropriately. When in use, the turn sig nal indicator on the inside is lighted, with flashing arrows and accompanied bya clicking sound. On the outside, the turn signal light on the side that you intend to turn should be a blinking red light and clearly visible. P lease ensure that your i ndicators, including the outside lights are functioning properly...but most of all p lease, please, use them! P ractice using them even when there are no drivers around. Proper use of indicator lights can help to avoid accidents, and maybe even save a life! Click click, click click! A fellow Bahamian driver asking for a little courtesy. Please! B ARBARA DONATHANHENDERSON RN Nassau, August, 2009. EDITOR, The Tribune. I am presuming Bernard J Nottage is serious with his public statement that he will contest the leadership position of the PLP in the upcoming convention or is it all sham? If I was to put a title to this letter it would probably read something like the following: once in the fold, then out, then back-in BUT aren’t you then on the bottom of the pile of possible leadership contestants? Many will argue strongly that the loss of the PLP in election 2007 was directly a result of mishandling of affairs within the party-politic immediately after the results of the 2002 election were announced and currently the Rt Hon Per ry G Christie only holds the mantle because if the Rt Hon Hubert Ingraham runs again Christie would have the sole chance of beating him. Is the candidacy of Bernard J Nottage appropriate? Is it liable to the obvious when you lost the immediate past leadership race against Perry Christie you turned your back on the PLP and formed the CDR and organised the CDR with the intent to remove and beat the PLP in election 1997 and only after a sorrowful defeat in 1997 did he with tail between his legs return it is understood on the invitation of Perry G Christie. Is it possible now that like the act of Brutus in Julius Caesar BJ is trying to kiss and betray his friend? Least all forget when Sir Lynden curiously joined Christie and Nottage as both joint deputy leaders surely that was to test who was the better leader and time told as the choice not only within the PLP was obvious but nationally with the election of Perry Gladstone Christie as Leader of the PLP and obviously constitutionally the Prime Min-i ster. Sorry, BJ, you had your moment you left your return put you on the bottom rung of the leadership ladder t here are many in front of you a nd the best advice is don’t spoil. ABRAHAM MOSS Nassau, September 9, 2009. C M Y K C M Y K EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2009 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master L EON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 S IR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., (Hon. P ublisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. P ublisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday S hirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama T ELEPHONES Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising Advertising Manager (242 C irculation Department (242 N assau Fax: (242 Freeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242 F reeport fax: (242 W EBSITE www.tribune242.com – updated daily at 2pm A TLANTA In CrazyWorld, Barack Obama is a foreigner who has unconstitutionally usurped the presidency of the United States. In Actual America, Hawaii-born Obama was elected president by his fellow citizens. A nd so it goes on both sides of the mystic curtain. I n CrazyWorld, that recent Tea Party rally in Washington drew two million people and the failure of the ever-d espised mainstream media to admit as much was one more example of their perfidiousness. An aerial photo, eagerly circulated on the political right, indeed did show a monster crowd, surely a million and more. In Actual America, the photo turned o ut to be of the 1997 Promise Keepers rally. Old hands at guesstimating crowd sizes figure the Tea Party turnout ata bout 75,000. Most media skipped the numbers game, put the crowd in the “tens of thousands” and characterized it as “impressive” or words to that effect, hardly a negation. I n CrazyWorld, the federal govern ment is being insidiously infused with czars” and in the academies of rightwing arcana, the movement’s scholars argue over whether there are just 32 or maybe as many as 140-plus, a parody of medieval monks bickering over how many angels could dance on the head ofa pin. In Actual America, the president has assigned various appointees to oversee a number of projects or programmes nuclear non-proliferation, the bank bailout, faith-based activities and so on. All modern presidents have done much the same. The appointees have standard-issue bureaucratic titles. “Czar” is the invention of fairway barkers at the right-wing carnival like Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck. In CrazyWorld, Obama is surrender ing to terrorism. In Actual America, he has sent 21,000 a dditional troops into Afghanistan, home turf of terrorism and wellspring of 9 /11, and seems likely to send more. He has increased the military budget. I n CrazyWorld, Obama is bankrupting taxpayers and the nation. In Actual America, he proposed and C ongress enacted a tax cut good for up t o $400 per person for 95 per cent of taxpayers and a $2,500 tax credit to offs et college tuition costs. The Treasury calculates it will save five million families a total of about $9 billion. T he record deficit that he’s presiding over is overwhelmingly a projection of p reviously committed entitlements (Social Security, Medicare and so on leftover Bush debt and of revenue loss e s from the recession, which recovery w ill largely make up. I n CrazyWorld, Obama when he’s not a fascist is a communist, recentl y morphed from Marxist to Stalinist, pursuing an alien agenda. In Actual America, Obama is a mode rate-to-liberal Democrat carrying t hrough on the platform he openly e spoused to win election just 10 months ago. I n CrazyWorld, the fact that the House health care reform bill is 1,018 pages long somehow shows its hopelessness. I n Actual America, the format for congressional bills is about a third or m ore white space 25 double-spaced lines per page, about six or seven words per line. President Bush’s 2007 budget bill was 1,482 pages. So? You know, we would be able to hear one another a lot better here on Earth if it weren’t for all the static coming from outer space. (This article was written by Tom Teepen c.2009 Cox Newspapers). 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T o quote from Ancilleno O Davis M Sc L etter of Tuesday, August 26, 2009. “The facts are, casuarinas destroy marine turtle and sea bird nesting beaches.” I agree casuarinas pop up everywhere and should be eliminated where possible. We are, however, talking about a small s ection of beach, namely Saunders Beach, where Bahamians have enjoyed access and shade for family get-togethers, where drivers a nd tourists have had the privilege of p anoramic sea views between well spaced m ajestic tree trunks for many years. We can’t say the same for Orange Hill where native flora has completely blocked all sea views on the drive to Lyford Cay. Anyway, there’s no use crying over spilt milk as my mother used to say. Now we have created another problem. With the absence of those terrible casuarinas, according to some local scientist, we can now look forward to turtles returning to Saunders Beach to lay their eggs. That of c ourse will mean the closure of the beach to t he general public during the incubating period, no more street lights after dark and will force the Gas Station across the street to close at dusk to prevent mummy turtle from being squashed as she crosses Bay Street to investigate the source of light. O f course this may never happen as the public will still continue to use the beach even after the planting of favourable native t rees. T he turtles will seek quieter beaches to lay t heir eggs away from the barbeques and music boxes. I therefore think the removal of the casuarinas a waste of time and money, but it’s happened, now we have to live with it. DAVID WHITE Nassau, August, 2009. Removal of casuarinas was a waste of time – now we have to live with it Drivers, please use your indicators

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W ITH the FNM’s convention scheduled to take place in the first week of November, Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette said that he is unaware at this time of anyone seeki ng to challenge either his or Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham’s position. The leader has made it v ery clear that all positions i n the FNM are open for anyone who wishes to contest them, including his. At the moment we are unaware of anyone who is either going to contest the position of leader or deputy leader. But they are always welcome to do so,” Mr Symonette said. H owever, he added that h e fully expects there to be a serious contest for the c hairmanship and other p osts within the party. “There may be some contenders for that post at convention and we will wait and see,” he said. When asked if the over whelming interest shown inr ecent months in the upcoming PLP convention was any indication of the p ublic’s feelings towards t he Opposition, Mr Symon e tte said that he sees the situation as PLPs being unhappy with the leader s hip of that party following the loss of the last general election. “Obviously certain persons are unhappy with the leadership position of Mr (Perry h ave expressed it vocally. A nd it is going to be an interesting convention and w e wish those that run g ood luck,” he said. Mr Symonette stopped short of commenting on whether he thinks Mr C hristie will be defeated at the PLP’s convention, stating: “I’m not getting into his party’s business.” C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2009, PAGE 5 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM FNM convention set to take place early November B Y DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter d maycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT – Local environmentalist Gail Woon is concerned that ground pollution on Grand Bahama has affected the health of the community – possibly adding the prevalence of cancer on the island. Ms Woon fears that “dangerous chemicals” left behind by companies which operate or used to operate on Grand Bahama could be behind many cases of the disease. S he gave the example of Hepburn Town in Eight Mile Rock, where she claims “canc er clusters” developed after the ground was polluted by a chemical known as dioxin. “We are experiencing human effects from ground pollution on Grand Bahama Island," she said. However a representative of Bahama Cement, which is situated near HepburnT own, said she is unaware of any ground contamination in the area, adding that the company’s employees live in the town and have not complained of any illnesses. The spokesperson noted that her company uses materials such as bauxite and gypsum, but not dioxin. She said she has not heard of any other company using this substance on the island. Ms Woon, founder of Earthcare, said that many industries are attracted to theB ahamas because of the lack of comprehensive environmental legislation. She said the government should improve the country’s environment laws as a “matter of urgency”. “The sad thing is that in 2009 we still do not have environmental legislation to speak of," she said. She noted that Grand Bahama is cons idered the "industrial capital" of he Bahamas, but claims some industries have been detrimental to the environment. The proposed expansion of the mining company Bahama Rock has been a controversial issue, with the Grand Bahama Committee of Concerned Residents calling on the government to block the move. The committee believes the project will cause damage to the environment and impact the quality of life in Eight MileR ock and Queen’s Cove. "Their expansion may impact the mangroves and coppice habitats that are very important on the north shore for fisheries and wildlife,” Ms Woon said. Fears that ‘dangerous chemicals’ may have led to cancer cases THIS little guy is a sandy-coloured Labrador mix. H e was an animal abuse case that the Bahamas Humane Society rescued and rehabilitated after a couple of concerned a nimal lovers filed a report. “We named him Sunny with the hope that his days will be brighter once he healsa nd is adopted into a new family,” the BHS said. “Luckily, it turns out that his name suits h im perfectly as he is one of the jolliest f ellows here at the shelter. Now that his cast has been removed and his leg has h ealed, all he needs is a new home and family.” PET OF THE WEEK SUNNY

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N EW YORK THE B ahamian-American Assoc iation held their annual m ixer last week at the Astoria World Manor in Queens. Each year the Association gives out a scholarship to a deserving young Bahamian. T his year the recipient was Keia Armbrister, a Bahamian student born in Nassau and currently pursu ing a Bachelor engineering degree in Naval Architecture with a 3rd Mates License at the State Univer sity of New York Maritime College (SUNY Captain Keia's ultimate career goal is to become a captain, however, pursuing a Bachelor in engineering will give her the required knowledge of a ship’s engine room. Furthermore, majoring in Naval Architecture will a llow her to design and build ships. As a captain, it is critical that she is well-versed in all aspects of her studies, enabling her to troubleshootp roblems by making the best possible decision in situations based on her collec-t ive knowledge of ships. Knowing the design fea tures and engine room of a ship in addition to receiving a license will give her a com petitive advantage in the maritime Industry. Receiv i ng this scholarship will assist her in continuing her studies at the Maritime College. K eia also wants to get experience on an oil/product Tanker, liquefied natural gas carrier or container vessel in the United States, the Bahamas and Europe. After acquiring experience and sea time she hopes to return home and encourage more Bahamians to pursue a career in the maritime industry. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2009 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM THE National Insurance Board (NIB is currently in the process of repositioning itself to use the services of financial institutions that will provide a broader range of local and international investment opportunities, NIB director Algernon Cargill said. In 2005, NIB initiated agreements for the management of a small percentage of its fund with third party financial advisors. The advisors managed $16 million of NIB’s $1.6 billion portfolio. However, following a recent strategic review of these arrangements, NIB decided to terminate the investment management agreements with the financial advisors, Mr Cargill said. These advisors and other financial institutions were then asked to provide proposals for their brokerage and other investment services. “It is important to note that the terminated investment agreements only provided for services in the local Bahamian dollar market with many restrictions. Our strategic review revealed that NIB would not be disadvantaged by bringing the related investment activities in-house and further it would reduce the level of overlap of effort which ultimately resulted in a higher cost structure,” he said. Once the chosen brokers and financial institutions propose new investment opportunities, NIB can review them inhouse and execute them more expeditiously within the framework of its investment criteria and internal guidelines. “Repositioning does not mean reduced opportunities or investment inefficiencies. Through prudent management of the investment portfolio internally, NIB, together with consultation from investment experts internally and externally, will be able to ensure that risks are adequately managed, and investment returns maximised,” Mr Cargill said. Oversight “Further, NIB will be able to reduce its expense base and simultaneously ensure a firsthand oversight of our investment portfolio, as a result of employing the same process on an in-house basis.” NIB constantly dialogues with invest ment advisors locally and internationally as well as with other financial institutions, the NIB director said. “We have directly participated in several investment opportunities with lead ing local and regional financial institutions in recent times that yielded above Nassau Prime returns, and returns more favourable than our current portfolio delivers,” he said. “Foreign investment opportunities will always continue to be an option for NIB, but we are also mindful that the current heavily concentrated local portfolio benefitted NIB during the recent global financial crisis as we did not experience significant erosion in value due to not having more international exposure. Moreover, we acknowledge that our investments are concentrated in government debt issues as well as specific building projects used by the government and its agencies. These investments have performed satisfactorily and are currently yielding above market returns, providing an opportunity for NIB to ensure that all of its surplus cash is utilised efficiently.” Mr Cargill said the local investment market cannot absorb NIB’s surplus cash or consistently deliver above Nassau Prime returns, and wider diversification will always be sought within the constraints. “NIB is cognisant that it operates in an environment where its investment activities have major impacts on the wider economy and is acutely aware of its fiduciary obligations to its stake-holders. Our primary focus is to ensure that the Fund’s assets are invested in a manner to achieve the required actuarial return to fund its benefit obligations. The recommendations from our actuarial consultant together with our own investment intelligence form the basis of our investment strategy and over our history; our portfolio has provided very satisfactory returns,” the NIB director said. NIB ‘repositions’ itself to use financial institutions THE Chairman and President of the Grand Bahama Port Authority and Port Group Limited has announced the appointment of Nicole Colebrooke as manager of the newly implemented customer relations unit. With the impending move of the Grand Bahama Power Company, a tenant of the GBPA headquarters building, in early 2010, the Port Group Limited has restructured itself to form its own customer relations department. “As servants of the people, providing quality customer service is a priority for our group as we create a more efficient and service-oriented organisation. As such, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Colebrooke, who embodies superior customer service and is well equipped to lead this new department,” said Ian Rolle, president of the GBPA Group. Experience Mrs Colebrooke has been employed with the Group for two decades, starting as a summer student and a part-time secretary in the licensing department. She has worked her way up through the ranks in the licensing department to executive secretary, supervisor and licensing manager prior to her appointment. She possesses more than 18 years expe rience as a business professional with various certifications including Certified Professional Manager with James Madison University, Virginia and she is presently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree with Phoenix University. Mrs Colebrooke in her new capacity will be responsible for ensuring that the Group provides outstanding customer service and offers efficient bill payment and collection ser vices, the company said. She will also continue to manage the business licensing process. “I am honoured and humbled that management has expressed such confidence in my abilities. Service with excellence and professionalism is my motto and because I’ve lived by this rule throughout my life, I have no other alter native but to ensure that we deliver on our commitment to provide outstanding customer service,” said Mrs Colebrooke. As Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC affiliated GBPA or PGL company, once GBPC moves to the former Gulf Union Building, power bills will not be paid at the GBPA headquarters. All other bills will contin ue to be paid at the GBPA headquarters, including water and garbage fees. Nicole Colebrooke appointed Customer Relations Manager of Port Group Limited N ICOLE COLEBROOKE ALGERNON CARGILL Move to provide broader range of investment opportunities Keia Armbrister becomes 2009 r ecipient of Bahamian American Association Scholarship ALLSMILES: 2009 scholarship recipient Keia Armbrister at the BAAI “Bahamians in New York” mixer on September 12. (Photo: Kermit Romer)

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2009, PAGE 7 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM FROMPAGEONE IAN JAMES,Associated Press Writer CARACAS, Venezuela Former presidents from Peru and Bolivia joined newspaper editors from across the Americas on Friday in condemning what they call a series of attempts by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, and some of his allies, to clamp down on the news media, according to Associated Press . Former President Alejandro Toledo of Peru said he is con cerned about recent shutdowns of radio stations in Venezuela and a proposed law in Argentina that would break up Clarin, one of Latin America's largest newspaper and cable TV companies. Toledo likened such actions to "a virus that's expanding" in countries including Bolivia, Ecuador and Nicaragua, and told The Associated Press: "It must be stopped." Ex-President Carlos Mesa of Bolivia expressed similar concerns at the emergency meeting of the Inter American Press Association in Caracas. "Everything that restricts freedom of speech is unacceptable," he said. Denies Chavez denies his government is trying to eliminate critical voices in the media, and has been feuding with the IAPA for years. "We're never again going to accept the media dictatorship," Information Minister Blanca Eekhout said at a separate progovernment forum. She accused the IAPA of "trying to hide the truth, trying to lie." Chavez's government forced 32 radio stations and two small television stations off the air last month, saying some owners had failed to renew their broadcast licenses while other licenses were no longer valid because they had been granted long ago to owners who are now dead. The government has announced plans to take 29 more radio stations off the airwaves. Globovision the last opposition-aligned TV channel on the open airwaves is also the target of multiple investigations that authorities say could lead to the revocation of its broadcast license. In one of those cases, prosecutors said Friday they are summoning opposition newspaper editor Rafael Poleo for questioning about a remark he made on Globovision that Chavez could end up "hanging" like Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. Poleo has left the country, opposition politician Henry Ramos Allup said. "He told me he's going to stay there as long as things aren't clear," Ramos told Globovision. He did not say where Poleo had traveled. PERU'S former President Ale jandro Toledo speaks with reporters during an emergency meeting of the Inter American Press Association in Caracas Friday, Sept. 18, 2009. Toledo and Bolivia's former President Carlos Mesa joined newspaper editors from across the Americas in condemning what they call a series of attempts by Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez to clamp down on the news media. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos WORLD NEWS ASSOCIATED PRESS Former leaders claim media is under threat in Latin America e have arson suspects in mind’ will definitely pay some attention to that but I can’t speak to that right now, I don’t have that information. “We are hopeful we will determine how the fire was started, the circumstances of the fire, and the persons who may have been responsible. “We want to make sure that we leave no stones unturned and investigate it from all angles so nothing is overlooked.” Theresa Brown, 51, her daughter Kayshala Bodie, 18, granddaughter Telair Johnson, one, and neighbour Savanna Stuart, 18, were asleep at the family home in Wilson Tract when fire ripped through the building shortly after 7am. Police say there are signs of their attempts to escape, and that the crime scene is consistent with that of an arson attack. The women’s deaths have been classified as “suspicious” but Supt Bethel said that could change during the course of the investigation. He told The Tribune : “This fire has all the indications of arson, so we are investigating it in that fashion right now and have brought in the homicide section to look into it. “Those officers are out now pursuing some lines of inquiry and on completion of that, and on completion of the autopsies, we may be reclassifying the matter.” Supt Bethel said the Criminal Detective Unit’s homicide section has interviewed a number of people since joining Fire Services investigation on Thursday, and will revisit certain areas to ensure all the necessary information is gathered. He said police are still appealing for assistance from the public to help determine the reason for the deadly blaze. Supt Bethel said: “We are pleading for information from the public as we are trying to locate persons who could tell us something about the fire, or give us information about the circumstances leading up to the fire. “We believe that by doing that we will be able to answer all the questions.” He added: “This is a tragedy and we need to clear this up because the public needs assurance that the perpetrators out there will not stay out there to cause havoc in the community.” Director of Fire Services Supt Jeffery Deleveaux said the possibility that an accident sparked the blaze has not been ruled out. He said: “We are not ruling anything out at this time. “This is not something that we can just solve right away. There were no eyewitnesses so we will have to methodically go along and try to get this thing solved as soon as possible.” To assist investigations call police on 911, 919, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 328-TIPS (8477 Out of those persons who participated in the poll, the overwhelming opinion was that the Bay Street or some of its side streets should in fact be turned into pedestrian zones. In addition to improving the traffic situation on Bay Street, the Director General said that the ministry needs to have something to market downtown as an attraction. However, she said, the ministry cur rently has very little to promote. “District buildings. They all look different but they all sell the same things however. What am I going to be promoting? There is not enough of a product there for me to actively promote a downtown experience. We need to bring entertainment into downtown, we need to make it vibrant, and when the waterfront opens up with the relocation of the c ontainer shipping we need to bring people to downtown to live,” she s aid. With all of this said, Ms Walkine reminded the audience that the country essentially needs to bring life back to the area of downtown. “After 5pm there is no life. Sometimes before 5pm there is not a lot of life. We have people moving through the ships come in, people get off some of them, they walk through, they spend a few minutes and everytime they walk by a store they see the same things they saw in that other store so they don’t bother to go in,” she said. Therefore, she said, there needs to be the inclusion of greenspaces, visual access to the waterfront and the opportunity for persons to live in the area. “The construction of the new straw market that is also intended to happen, because that is very i mportant. No matter what we say or do the straw market still continu es to be a major draw for cruise passengers because they have an expectation of an experience in the straw market. “We are not giving them the right experience with the current straw market. We need to restore that experience that people remember from some time back. And so the construction of a new straw market will help us do that,” she said. The Arawak Cay extension Ms Walkine said also will be a very important aspect to the tourism product in the downtown area. The painting of Bay Street, and Shirley will also coincide she said with some of the improvements being planned for some of the side streets downtown. “So you will see an improved downtown before Christmas in any event,” she said. D D o o w w n n t t o o w w n n N N a a s s s s a a u u t t o o b b e e i i m m p p r r o o v v e e d d b b e e f f o o r r e e e e n n d d o o f f y y e e a a r r F ROM page one F ROM page one DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM Vernice Walkine addresses members of the Rotary Club of East Nassau at the Nassau Yacht Club yesterday. 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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By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net T onique Williams-Darling was among five other persons inducted into the University of South Carolina 2009 Athletic Hall of Fame Thursday night in Colombia. While Williams-Darling was inducted for her track and field feats during her tenure at the University of South Carolina from 1997-1999, the others joining her were Art Swarts (track & fieldmen’s basketball gar (men's soccermen's golf White (coach and administrator The group will also be honoured during half-time of today's football game as the Gamcocks (1-1 75th year of competition at Williams-Brice Stadium as they host the Owls of Florida Atlantic University. Williams-Darling, 33, is a track & field All-American and Olympian from the late 1990s. She is credited as one of coach Curtis Frye's original recruits who helped build the women's programme to a national championship level. Williams-Darling won the SEC 400-meter title in 1997 after finishing as runner-up for three straight years. A twotime All-American, Williams-Darling captured the gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, Tonique in USC Hall of Fame P h o t o c o u r t e s y o f U n i v e r s i t y o f S o u t h C a r o l i n a C M Y K C M Y K SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2009 THETRIBUNE PAGE 9 P AGE 10 International sports news TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net JERMAINE ‘Choo Choo’ Mackey hasn’t even had time to unpack his bags after returning from training camp in Germany. And he is going back on the road next week. Mackey is scheduled to depart Tuesday for Canada where he will square off with Canadian Adonis ‘Superman’ Stevenson for the vacant World Boxing Council’s International super middleweight champi onship title Friday at the Bell Center Montreal. “My bag is still in the room with clothes in them. I’m just picking through them as I need them,” said Mackey, who came back home from Berlin last month. “But I’m very excited and I quite happy for the opportunity because it’s the right timing with me being in shape. I had a good time training in Germany and I never stopped train ing since I came home. So I’m right under the gun and I’m ready to go.” In Stevenson, Mackey will get a chance to face an opponent he met while in Berlin. But the two never got a chance to fight against each other. But Mackey admitted that he found out something quite interest ing about his opponent. “He’s a very biggity fellow,” he stated. “When the promoters told him that he was going to fight me, he said he have an easy chalk. But I have something in store for him. “When I came there and I saw Mikkel (Kessler, the German world champion whom they sparred with in Berlin), he said he only wanted to spar with me because the other guy was too lazy and I was in much bet ter shape than him.” Stevenson, a 32-year-old Haitian by birth, comes into the ring at 5foot-11 with an impressive 12-0. But the southpaw has not fought since January 8, 2008, when he stopped Anthony Bonsante with a first round knockout in their scheduled 12round bout. Mackey, 29, is 6-1 with an 18-3 record. His last appearance in the ring was on May 30 when he pulled off a third round TKO over Emil iano Cayetano at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium. “I’m just waiting on time,” said Mackey, who will get a chance to fight for another title. “I’m fighting in his hometown, so I know I have to go in there and knock him out in order to win.” First Class promoter Michelle Minus who along with her husband, Ray Minus Jr, will be traveling with Mackey, said the show was in the making for quite some time. “This will give Jermaine a rating in the top 10 in the WBC and so we feel confident that he can defeat this guy,” said Michelle Minus. “Even though Stevenson is a pretty good fighter, he’s up there in weight and has to shave off a huge amount to get down to the required weight for this fight next Friday. “So we feel very confident that we can definitely get the victory at the end of the day.” In order to get a chance to fight for a WBC world title, a fighter has to be rated in the top 10 and Minus said this puts Mackey right in line to achieve that goal. “It would give us a good rating to fight for a world title next year,” she said. “It’s all in the plans that First Class Promotions had mapped out for Jermaine. “If he is successful in winning this title, we will have to relinquish his British Commonwealth title and go after a world title. But that was in the plan and everything is working in our favour and we’re moving full stream ahead.” Going into the fight, trainer Ray Minus Jr said Mackey is definitely ready for the challenge. “I think he’s at his best, no question about it mentally and physically,” he said. “He’s also in good spir its and we have a good game plan. So we’re just going to go there and take charge. “We feel this guy is a rookie and we will treat him like a rookie. We will just go there and be confident, colourful and aggressive and just treat him like the rookie that he is.” On Mackey’s return from Berlin, Minus Jr said they worked extensively on him moving his head a lot and staying aggressive so he can take the fight to his opponent and be the aggressor. Minus Jr said he’s confident that Mackey will prevail. ‘Choo Choo’ vs ‘Super man’ Jermaine Mackey to face Haitian born ‘rookie’ for vacant WBC International super middleweight title S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 1 1 0 0 TONIQUE WILLIAMS-DARLING (third from left Athletic Hall of Fame... e feel this guy is a rookie and we will treat him like a rookie. We will just g o ther e and be confident, colourful and a ggressive and just tr eat him lik e the rookie that he is. Ray Minus Jr JERMAINE ‘CHOO CHOO’ MACKEY D avis Cup: Federer gives Swiss 2 -0 lead.. See page 10

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W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y S S e e p p t t e e m m b b e e r r 1 1 6 6 B oys Singles J ustin Roberts (BAH Raul Rodriquez (CUB40 Justin Roberts (BAH Javier Costillio (GUA 40 Doubles 1. Justin Roberts (BAH (CUB Julian Soborio (CRC ( CUB) 41, 41 2. Justin Roberts (BAH (CUB (HAIESA 41, 53 Girls Singles Erin Strachan (BAH Melanis Diaz (CUB Doubles Erin Strachan (BAH (CUB (BER (CUB T T h h u u r r s s d d a a y y S S e e p p t t e e m m b b e e r r 1 1 7 7 B oys Singles Justin Roberts (BAH Osmiel Rivera (CUB Justin Roberts (BAH Brimaire Pierre (HAI Doubles Justin Roberts (BAH (CUB (SURCUB 40, 40 Girls Singles Erin Strachan (BAH Yannise Machado 24, 35 Doubles Erin Strachan(BAH (CUB (ANT (CUB F F r r i i d d a a y y S S e e p p t t e e m m b b e e r r 1 1 8 8 Singles Justin Roberts (BAH Joel Lutchman (SUR match Court 3 Erin Strachan (BAH Tyler Smith (BER Court 2 Doubles Justin Roberts (BAH vs Juan Bisono (DOM Javier Costillio (GUA match Court 4 Erin Strachan (BAH (CUB (BER (CUB A FTER four days of working two-a-day tennis training session in the wilting Cuba sun in the ITF/COTECC Tennis Training Camp, Justin Roberts (BAH (BAH those new skills to use. The first four days of the ITF/COTECC Tennis Camp under the watchful eyes of four Cuban coaches, all the participants 20 in total were focused on tennis technique, tactics, strategy, fitness and mental. Now the next four days all of the players will play in a round robin so that the coaches can assess how well the players have been able to use their new knowledge in a match situation. Justin Roberts, playing in Pool 1, has to play five matches in his group. On Wednesday Sept. 16 he won both singles matches by 4-0, 4 -0 scores over Raul Rodriquez (CUB Javier Costillio (GUA Roberts also teamed up with partner Maurico Fernandez (CUB of their doubles matches by defeating the team of Julian Soborio (CRC Rodriquez (CUB In the second doubles , match He and partner Maurico defeated Brimaire Pierre (HAI (ESA Meanwhile Erin Strachan had mixed results on the first day of the round robin losing 1-4, 1-4 to Melanis Diaz (CUB doubles partner JR (CUB won their first doubles match in 3 sets by defeating Tyler Smith (BER (CUB On day 2 of the round robin, Thursday Sept. 17, Justin continued his fine play with a 4-0, 4-0 victory over O smiel Rivera (CUB won by a walkover in his second match due to an injury to Brimaire Pierre (HAI continued in his doubles match with a 4-0, 4-0 win over Joel Lutchman (SUR Osmiel Rivera (CUB 4-0. Erin had a rough second day losing both singles and double matches on Wednesday. She lost 2-4, 3-5 to Yannise Machado (CUB to too many unforced errors. In the doubles match she and partner Yannise lost in straight to the undefeated team of Chassidy King (ANT (CUB On Friday Sept. 18 Justin was scheduled to play his final two matches in the round robin when he plays Joel Lutchman (SUR gles the second match on Court 5 with doubles to foll owing against Juan Bisono (DOM match on court 3. Erin plays against Tyler Smith (BER Court 2, both players will be trying to win their first match as they are both 0-2 in the round robin. In doubles she and partner will play Tyler Smith(BER Gomez (CUB on Court 3. The round robin raps up today with all the players playing one final match to determine final position when combining the round robin pools. The Boys has two pools of 6 players each and the Girls have two pools of 4 players. In the case of the Boys they will play for positions 1 – 12, and the girls positions 1 – 8. Currently, Justin Roberts is 4 – 0 in his singles matches and Erin Strachan is 0 – 2 in her matches. C M Y K C M Y K SPORTS PAGE 10, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2009 TRIBUNE SPORTS TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb is doubtful for Sunday’s game against New Orleans because of a fractured rib. McNabb sat out of practice for the third straight day Friday. Coach Andy Reid refused to rule out McNabb and said there was a chance he would participate in Saturday’s walkthrough. “He felt a little bit better today and we’ll just keep rehabbing him and see how it goes the next couple of days,” Reid said. Kevin Kolb took snaps with the first team and is expected to start if McNabb can’t play. Kolb would be making his first career NFL start ahead of veteran Jeff Garcia, who signed Tuesday as an emergency backup. Garcia and Michael Vick shared snaps running the scout team Friday. Garcia would be the No. 3 emergency QB if McNabb could somehow play. Vick is not eligible until Week 3 against Kansas City. Kolb said he is preparing like he is the starter. “He takes charge in there and he’s done a nice job with managing the huddle and the plays,” Reid said. McNabb bellowed “I feel great” and laughed as he left the Eagles locker room. Eagles QB McNabb doubtful vs Saints KATOWICE, Poland (AP Greece has beaten Turkey 76-74 in overtime to advance to the semifinals of the European basketball championship. Point guard Vasileios Spanoulis led Greece with 23 points and seven assists on Friday. Toronto Raptors forward Hedo Turkoglu scored all 13 of his points in the fourth quarter and overtime to pace Turkey. Turkey guard Ender Arslan forced the extra period with a left-handed scoop layup at the buzzer in regulation. His 3pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer in overtime bounced out. Greece will play Spain in the semifinals on Saturday. Greece beats Turkey 76-74 in OT to gain Euro semis By ANDREW DAMPF AP Sports Writer GENOA, Italy (AP erer rolled to a 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 win Friday over Simone Bolelli to give Switzerland a 2-0 lead against Italy in the Davis Cup playoffs. Playing four days after his five-set loss to Juan Martin del Potro in the US Open final, Federer shook off two break points in the opening game and was never in trouble against the 64thranked Bolelli. Federer, who struggled with his serve in the US Open final, had 10 aces to go with 35 winners. “With the jet lag and surfaces change and playing here in Italy away, I knew it was always going to be a tough match,” said Federer, who improved his Davis Cup record to 36-11. Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Andreas Seppi 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 in the first match on the red clay courts at the Valletta Cambiaso club. “We knew these were key matches, and that we were able to get both gives us a great opportunity on the week end,” Federer said. Federer and Wawrinka, the Olympic champions, will face Fabio Fognini and Potito Starace in doubles on Saturday, with reverse singles scheduled for Sunday. Seppi and Bolelli wore black armbands to mourn six Italian soldiers killed in a bomb blast in Afghanistan on Thursday. The winner of the best-of-five series will return to the World Group next year. Davis Cup: Feder er gives Swiss 2-0 lead ROME (AP police didn’t want the shirt off Diego Maradona’s back just his earrings. Tax authorities visited the Argentina coach at an Alpine resort on Friday and took away a pair of his earrings as part payment of the former Napoli star’s unpaid tax bill. The command office of the Bolzano Provincial Tax Police said Maradona himself handed over the pair of earrings, worth 4,000 euros ($5,900 Tax police in the capital of the South Tyrol, or Alto Adige region, declined to describe the earrings taken from the Grand Hotel Palace in Merano, which boasts a beauty farm in its grounds. Italian television network Sky TG24 reported that they contained diamonds. Police did not say whether Maradona was wearing them when it was time to pay up. Three years ago, tax police took two Rolex watches from him when he went to a Naples suburb for a news conference and benefit appearance. The Italian news agency ANSA said the tax bill now stands at about 37 million euros ($54 million). Maradona, 48, captained Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title, and had some stel lar seasons for Napoli. He was kicked out of the 1994 World Cup and banned for 15 months for failing a doping test for stimulants. He was near death on a respirator five years ago after a heart attack attributed to a cocaine overdose. With two qualifying games remaining next month, Argentina is in danger of missing its first World Cup since 1970, and Maradona is taking much of the blame. Italian tax police take Maradona’s earrings MCNABB MARADONA ROGER FEDERER returns the ball to Simone Bolelli during their Davis Cup world group playoff match yesterday... C a r l o B a r o n c i n i / A P After Cuba tennis camp, Roberts and Strachan set for round robin Match Results INSIGHT For the stories behind the news, read Insight on Mondays becoming the first Carolina women's individual gold medallist in any sport. She was also the 2005 world champion in the 400meter dash. Since the University of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame was created in 1967, the University of South Carolina Association of Lettermen has previously selected 105 members. Williams-Darling, who had the Independence High way renamed the Tonique Williams-Darling Highway in her honour by the Bahamas Government in 2005, was unavailable for comment up to press time last night. 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C M Y K C M Y K OUT AND ABOUT PAGE 12, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2009 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM OUT & ABOUT IN THE 242 O VER-LOOKING PRINCE GEORGE WHARF, t he night club Bambu is definitely one of Nassau’s hot spots, especially on a Friday night. Bahamians and tourists alike enjoy partying at the downtown Nassau venue. Bambu is the party spot for young cruise ship tourists that mix and mingle with a set of stylish Bahamians who are into house music, techno, latin, pop, hip hop and alternative tunes. The club usually gets crowded around midnight and that’s when the party really starts. The dance floor is always packed, the bar is busy and the crowd has blast. Nobody at Bambu tries too hard or is there just to see and be seen. The atmosphere is all energetic fun, even though security and the dress code are strictly enforced. Just dress in upscale club wear and you are good to go! When asked to describe the night club, one regular patron said, “Bambu is a clash between techno and alternative with a Bahamian flare.” Bambu is also the venue for special events and parties, and was recently the set for the club scene in the new video “Worries in the Dance” by popular Bahamian artist and producer El Padrino. PARTYING THE NIGHT AWAY Crowd enjoys the music at Bambu. L OCAL STARS COME OUT Music producer Zoltan Johnson, Bahamian hip hop star So$a Man along with their friend CJ . STRIKING A CELEBRITY POSE H eike Wollenweber, Chris Adderley Express yourselfRoots & Culture host). MODEL COUPLE I NSURANCE R ep Tuesday White posesw ith Neil Dames o wner and operator of the Viper Room. PLAY HARD RESEARCH Assistant at M arine An Environmental StudiesI nstitue Kwame F inlayson, Axe-s Ceo Heike Wol lenweber, Tuesday White, CinaS weeting, Kedar Clarke founder of the Big Give.