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leadership race

By TANEKA would contest Mr
THOMPSON Christie's position
Tribune Staff before an enthusi-
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tribunemedia.net stituency office in
Bain and Grants
Town.

Until he appoints
areplacement to Dr
Nottage, Mr Christie
said he would

DOCTOR Bernard
Nottage officially
resigned from his
position as leader of
Opposition Business



in the House of eae assume the duties of
Assembly, PLP the leader of Oppo-
leader Perry Christie revealed sition Business in the House
yesterday. effective immediately.

Mr Christie also wished his
competitor luck in his future
endeavours but warned omi-

SEE page eight

Mr Christie made the
shocking revelation - which
caught many MPs off guard
- about an hour after Dr
Nottage announced he

PM pokes fun at Opposition

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

PRIME Minister Hubert Ingraham poked fun at the
Opposition party yesterday, ridiculing the PLP for being a
shadow of its former self.

Mr Ingraham also questioned whether PLP leader Perry

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By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
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THE jury in the attempted extortion trial of
ex-PLP Senator Pleasant Bridgewater and for-
mer paramedic Tarino Lightbourne is expect-

ed to hear closing arguments when the trial
resumes on Monday.

The nine member jury was released early
yesterday after the defence closed its case. The
trial is now into its fourth week.

Marcus Garvey, manager of the Bahamas

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| REST VIEW Funeral
Home removes Agatha
Seymour's coffin from the
mausoleum yesterday.

By MEGAN
REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff
Reporter
mreynolds@
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THE body of a pas-
tor’s wife was removed
from a makeshift mau-
soleum at the Evangelis-
tic Pentecostal Church in
Garden Hills yesterday
following complaints
from local residents.

Bishop Stanley Sey-
mour had buried his wife
Agatha in an above-
ground cement tomb
behind his church in
Chenile Avenue with
approval from the
Department of Physical
Planning in March.

But the burial sparked
controversy in the com-
munity as neighbours
complained of an
unpleasant odour ema-
nating from the mau-
soleum and said children
were frightened by the
nearby presence of a
body.

They petitioned the

SEE page two

Nothing but

Pair found guilty of

police officer’s murder

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Edwin Bauld Jr and Wil- }
fred McPhee Jr were found guilty by a unan- }
imous vote of 12-0 for the murder Police Cor- }
poral Eddison Bain by a Supreme Court jury ;

on Thursday.

The jury also found Bauld and McPhee
guilty by a vote of 12-0 of kidnapping, two }

counts of robbery, and one count of stealing.

Bauld was also found guilty of two separate

SEE page 11










Three plead not guilty to

being on lottery premises

THREE people have pleaded not guilty to
being found on a premises where a lottery was
taking place.

Leona Davis, 55, of Martin Road, Frederick
Smith, 59, of Okra Hill, and Edward McPhee, 50,
of Garden View Estates, were arraigned before
Magistrate Subu Swain in Court 11, Nassau
Street yesterday on the charge.

It is alleged they were found in The Pond
Liquor Store on October 9. The accused were
granted $500 bail, and the case was adjourned to
March 26, 2010.

Arrest warrants were issued yesterday for
Randolph Scott, 56, and Elcin Morris, 45. The
two are accused of permitting a premises to pro-
mote, organise or conduct a lottery and permit-
ting a premises to being used for a lottery.

Appeal halts Maxo T ido death warrant

THE Ministry of Nation-
al Security has advised that
the reading of the death
warrant for Maxo Tido will
not be carried out as
planned, as attorneys for
Tido have filed an appeal
with the Judicial Commit-
tee of the Privy Council.

In a statement issued

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lined that on Tuesday,
October 13, 2009, the Min-
ister of National Security
had advised the Governor
General that the case of
Maxo Tido was
appropriate one” for the
Prerogative of Mercy to be
exercised and that the law

should take its course.
However, yesterday the
ministry was advised by Mr
Tido’s attorney that they
had been instructed to apply
to the Judicial Committee
of the Privy Council for spe-
cial leave to appeal “as a

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US Ambassador-designate
has arrived in Nassau

US AMBASSADOR-
DESIGNATE Nicole Avant
has arrived in Nassau, the US
Embassy announced.

Ms Avant arrived on
Wednesday and will be
sworn in as the 13th United
States Ambassador to the
Bahamas when she presents
her Letters of Credence to
the Governor General on
Thursday, October 22.

A statement issued by the
embassy read: “Ms Avant
fosters the bilateral partner-
ship between the two nations
through a commitment to
outreach efforts supporting
education, counter-drug and
crime prevention, sustainable
energy and healthcare pro-
grammes. Ms Avant spear-
heads several multi-national,
multi-agency operations to
combat international drug
trafficking and illicit weapons
shipments. These efforts pro-
tect US national interests and
promote safety throughout
the Caribbean.”


















Nicole Avant will be
sworn in next week

The daughter of entertain-
ment industry legend
Clarence Avant and philan-
thropist, Jacqueline Avant,
the ambassador-designate
was exposed to and raised
amidst a culture of music,
philanthropy and political
passion.

Being influenced by world
leaders and international cul-
tural icons led her to become
a leader in education, enter-
tainment, politics and phil-
anthropy.

Ms Avant has become
known for her efforts to
mobilise and engage the
younger generation towards
greater charitable and politi-
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about children and ensuring
that the less fortunate and
disabled are given every
opportunity for education
and equal access to mean-
ingful employment,” the
statement said.

For a number of years, Ms
Avant served as a board
member for the following
organisations:

¢ Best Buddies Interna-
tional — a global volunteer
movement that creates
opportunities for one-to-one
friendships, integrated
employment and leadership
development for people with
intellectual and develop-
mental disabilities.

e The Bogart Pediatric
Research Programme —

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which raises vital funds to
support early stage pediatric
cancer research at the Boga-
rt laboratories located at
Children’s Hospital Los
Angeles. The Bogart Pro-
gramme is dedicated to sup-
porting “bench to bedside’
research to find cures and
treatments for these diseases
and to enhancing the quality
of life of the children who
survive them.

In 2007, Ms Avant was
named one of the American
Cancer Society’s Next Gen-
eration Leaders.

In her professional capaci-
ty, Ms Avant served as an

academic counsellor at the
Neighborhood Academic Ini-
tiative, a University of South-
ern California mentorship
programme for high school
students that provided full
academic scholarships as well
as daily guidance and direc-
tion in social behavior and
social responsibility.

Most recently, she served
as vice president of Interior
Music Publishing and Avant
Garde Music Publishing
(1998-2009) and was the
Southern California finance
co-chairwoman of the Barack
Obama presidential cam-

paign.



US AMBASSADOR-DESIGNATE
Nicole Avant

Ms Avant is married to
Ted Sarandos, chief content
officer for Netflix Corpora-
tion. They have two children,
Sarah and Tony.

Body of pastor’s wife
removed after complaints

FROM page one

Department of Physical Plan-
ning to revoke the permission
and when nothing was done
they threatened to sue the gov-
ernment.

Bishop Seymour was
ordered to have Mrs Seymour’s
body removed in April and
again in August, but he refused
to give consent for the removal
carried out yesterday.

The pastor was not present
as Environmental Health staff
and gravediggers hacked at his
wife’s mausoleum and
removed her casket in a five-
minute no-nonsense procedure
shortly after 10am.

Her shining white and silver
casket was transported to the
Southern Cemetery in an
undertaker’s van and lowered
into the ground under the guid-
ance of Bishop Simeon Hall
who uttered prayers for her
soul’s eternal peace.

No friends or relatives of
Mrs Seymour’s attended the
second burial overseen by Rest
View Funeral Home, but two
women who knew her shed
tears at the anonymous
gravesite after a cement cov-
ering had sealed her new rest-
ing place.

Bishop Hall said: “I feel awk-
ward about doing this mainly
because many of our churches
have graveyards, or they will
have distinguished members of
the church buried at the
church, and many churches are
in residential neighbourhoods.

“We believe the person’s
sprit must be at rest, and we
trouble it when we move it
from place to place.

“So I sympathise with a fel-
low clergy, but also the law is
the law.”

Police had been called to
Mrs Seymour’s funeral on





THE COFFIN is lowered into the ground at the Southern Cemetery
under the guidance of Bishop Simeon Hall.

March 21 to prevent the mau-
soleum burial as Bishop Sey-
mour did not have the correct
documentation, but he went

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ahead with the burial when he
had obtained official permis-
sion one week later, sparking
controversy in the community.

Southeastern Division
Superintendent Stephen Dean
said: “The residents didn’t want
it there, they said there was an
odour and it really concerned
them.

“JT think after government
reviewed it they agreed it was-
mt a good place to put it. So I
think they should all rest now.”

Garden Hills MP Brensil
Rolle added: “At every stage
we tried to ensure the body was
removed with dignity and to
ensure the law was followed.”

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© In brief | COLLEGE OF BAHAMAS: POLL SHOWS 73 PER CENT BACK PARTY CHANGE

COB staff and students vote in
favour of new PLP leadership

Govt may
adopt British
rules for filing
appeals to the
Privy Council

GOVERNMENT is con-
sidering adopting Britain's
rules for filing appeals to
the Privy Council in order
to deter "frivolous" cases
from being heard at the
country's highest court of
appeal.
: : Speaking
| during a
debate in the
| House of
Assembly
yesterday,
Prime Minis-
ter Hubert
Ingraham
said Lord
Philips’
recent state-
ments on the cost of hear-
ing cases emanating from
former colonies did not
surprise him.

"The rules establishing
how you get to the Privy
Council were established a
long time ago. . . as a mat-
ter of principle I'd like to
say this we would seek in
the Bahamas to bench-
mark our rules for access
to the Privy Council
against the rules in the
United Kingdom from
their courts of appeal to
their highest court,” he
said.

Opposition MP for Fox
Hill Fred Mitchell said that
while the Privy Council is
used as one of the promo-
tional tools that the
Bahamas uses to prove
that its an attractive juris-
diction for investors, he
doubts that there are many
cases before the Privy
Council emanating from
the Bahamas.

"...if you have 10 cases
going to the Privy Council
a year, I would say that’s
plenty, I don't think the
numbers are actually sig-
nificant.

"The Privy Council is an
important policy court to
sort out matters, which
when the local jurisdiction
goes wrong, they get it
right. And we have a histo-
ry of the Court of Appeal
being corrected time and
time again by the Privy
Council, particularly on
matters which deal with
the rights of citizens. So I
think that is why people
have this concern about
access to this particular
court,” Mr Mitchell said.

The Fox Hill MP also
questioned if Lord Phillips,
Britain’s new Supreme
Court president, spoke on
behalf of the British gov-
ernment or was voicing a
personal opinion about the
cases coming from former
colonies.

"I'm certain that the
British government and
the sector responsible for
the economy of the United
Kingdom would not be
joining in the sentiment to
do away with Privy Council
services to countries in the
region. Britain makes an
enormous amount of mon-
ey from cases which were
referred from this country
and other countries in the
region,” he said.



HUBERT
INGRAHAM

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

STUDENTS and faculty
at the College of the
Bahamas voted overwhelm-
ingly in favour of new lead-
ership for the Progressive
Liberal Party in a poll that
was conducted over the past
few days.

According to Jamaal
Knowles, president of the
College’s Student Union,
the preliminary results after
more than 2,500 staff and
students were surveyed
show that a whopping 73 per
cent feel that if they were a
delegate at the upcoming
PLP convention, they would
vote in favour of new lead-
ership.

While this survey did not
differentiate which chal-
lenger for the leadership —
Paul Moss, Fred Mitchell, or
Dr Bernard Nottage — is
preferred, it did speak vol-
umes about what the stu-
dents and professors feel
about the PLP’s current
leadership with only 11 per
cent saying they would vote
to keep former prime minis-
ter Perry Christie.

The survey also touched
on social and economic
issues, such as the country’s
reliance on tourism and
whether or not there should

FRED MITCHELL

be reform of the country’s
current gaming laws.

Results

The results were as fol-
lows:

¢ 63 per cent of COB stu-
dents and faculty do not sup-
port the Bahamas’ level of
economic reliance on
tourism, while 20 per cent
support it

¢ 70 per cent of COB stu-
dents and faculty believe
that new leadership is need-
ed in government, while 13
per cent do not

¢ 43 per cent of COB stu-
dents and faculty are in sup-

BAIN AND GRANTS TOWN CONSTITUENCY HQ
Cheers and applause as Nottage
launches leadership campaign

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

PLP MP Dr Bernard Not-
tage officially launched his
campaign to become leader
of the party amidst cheers and
applause from supporters at
his Bain and Grants Town
constituency headquarters
yesterday.

Under a banner embla-
zoned with the logo, ‘Deci-
sive, Determined, and Dedi-
cated’, Dr Nottage stressed to
his supporters that his desire
to serve his country is not in
any way a reflection on the
capabilities of the party’s cur-
rent leader, Perry Christie.
The battle between these two,
which is considered by many
within the party to be the final
“clash of the titans”, is already
being described as an all-out
war.

In fact, it has already been
suggested by supporters of the
incumbent leader that Dr
Nottage would be seen as a
“traitor” if he were to chal-
lenge Mr Christie at the Octo-
ber 21 convention, as it was
Mr Christie who welcomed
Dr Nottage back into the par-
ty in 2005.

However, Dr Nottage
rejected any suggestion that
he is a traitor.

“T wasn’t told when I came
back to the PLP that I can
only come back if I don’t chal-
lenge for high office. I wasn’t
told that. If I was told that
then I would have to consider
whether or not that is a party
I wanted to come back to. But
thank God Almighty that is
not the kind of party that the
PLP was or is.

“And so am not a traitor.
I am just a Bahamian who is
patriotic, loyal, and passionate
about our country and its peo-
ple,” he said.

Dr Nottage explained to
the packed room that he has
travelled throughout the
country and has been well
received at every turn by sup-
porters who want to see
change in the party and a
more “aggressive” style of
leadership.

“The people I have met
want to know how we are
going to face the issues in
their communities. The peo-
ple in South Andros don’t
have anything to do. If you
don’t work for the govern-
ment you don’t work. In
South Eleuthera people say
the economy is standing still.
So people are very concerned.



“I am like
Teflon. It will just
flow off of me.
While they focus
on whatever the
negatives are, I
am going to focus
on the needs of
the people.”

Dr Bernard
Nottage



Very concerned. And so yes,
the response has been very
positive. Now other people
have gotten positive respons-
es too and everybody can’t
win,” he quipped.

Concern

However the doctor did
stress concern over the level
of transparency there will be
at the party’s upcoming con-
vention, stating that he would
like to see an amendment
added to the party’s constitu-
tion ensuring that all mem-
bers of the party — not only
stalwarts or super delegates —
will be allowed to vote.

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port of the gaming law
reform to include Bahami-
ans, while 36 per cent
oppose it

© 82 two per cent of COB
students and faculty would
vote for a third party if it
seemed to be an attractive
option

¢ 77 per cent of COB stu-
dents and faculty believe the
government needs to try a
new approach to immigra-
tion

¢ 55 per cent of COB stu-
dents and faculty don’t
believe the police and gov-
ernment are doing an ade-
quate job addressing the
crime problem, while 31 per
cent do

party where you belong to a
party, you pay your dues reg-
ularly, you are on a list, and
when an election is held
everybody who is a member
can vote. And the election
will not be conducted by sit-
ting officers who are also chal-
lenging in the election,” he
said.

Dr Nottage hinted that he
has “some support” within the
PLP’s parliamentary block —
but did not say if he thinks
the majority of PLP MPs are
backing him for leader.

He also assured PLP’s near
and far that whatever the out-
come of the upcoming elec-
tion, he is a PLP and will
remain one.

“T want to say that without
equivocation. I am a member
in good standing with the
PLP.

“T am loyal to its leader-
ship, I am loyal its to mem-
bership, I am loyal to my dear
constituency of Bain Town,
and there are no more diver-
sions for me. I am PLP,” he
said.

Dr Nottage said he is not
concerned about any political
attacks he or his family may
face in the coming week.

“Tam like Teflon. It will
just flow off of me.

“While they focus on what-
ever the negatives are, I am
going to focus on the needs
of the people,” he said.

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formance, while 28 per cent
are

“The genesis for this sur-
vey,” Mr Knowles said, “was
to show the nation that we
at the college have a voice
and we need to be heard.

“JT don’t think there are
enough mediums for us to
voice our concerns to the
media and to the nation.
And this will hopefully fos-
ter more initiatives from stu-
dents to get engaged with
what is happening around
them.”

This survey, Mr Knowles
said, was compiled and cre-
ated based on advice from
both within and outside of
the college.

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The price of inaction on the environment

NEW YORK — News comes fast and
furious, bringing new issues and con-
cerns daily or even hourly. Political
debates rage at home, troubling head-
lines come in from overseas — it’s easy
to get caught up in all of it, especially if
the news is one’s stock in trade.

And in a democracy, of course, it’s
important for all of us to remain
informed about and involved in devel-
opments in domestic and international
events. But sometimes it’s also important
to take a longer view.

“One generation passeth away, and
another generation cometh: but the
earth abideth forever,” is what the Good
Book says.

In truth, a great deal of what we obsess
over today won’t much be remembered
or matter in a few decades, much less a
hundred years. The damage we are
doing to this Earth, however, does have
the potential to reach far into the future
and greatly alter the lives of those gen-
erations to cometh. That’s your grand-
children and mine, folks, and their kids
after them. Nevertheless, we hear pre-
cious little in the news these days about
the environment — except for global
climate change, about which we’re doing
precious little.

One story that did seem to make an
impression this past summer concerned
a section of the Pacific Ocean — a patch
now twice the size of Texas — that is a
concentrated, toxic stew of plastics. Plas-
tics that, if the mere fact of this doesn’t
concern you, are entering the food chain
on which we, humans, sit atop. There
was a week or so of concern and even
outrage about this, and people still bring
it up from time to time. But it’s yet to
become a rallying cry for change in how
we treat the oceans from which life arose
and which sustain us still.

These would be the same oceans that,
according to National Geographic, have
been producing large blobs of disease-
carrying mucus: “marine mucilage” —
clusters of dead and living organic mat-
ter that attract bacteria and viruses and

have been popping up in the Mediter-
ranean and Adriatic seas. They are
harmful to humans and fish and have
been increasing exponentially in recent
years. These would be the same oceans
that, according to report after report,
modern fishing techniques have cleaned
out to the point where all — all! — the
world’s fisheries are in danger of col-
lapse by mid-century. The same oceans
where larger species such as tuna and
swordfish consumed so much mercury
that to eat them with regularity is to
openly court mercury poisoning.

Surely, you may be thinking, the
world’s governments must be doing
something about all this. Well, they have.
In 2003, for example, 123 national sig-
natories to the U.N. Convention on Bio-
logical Diversity pledged to “achieve,
by 2010, a significant reduction of the
current rate of biodiversity loss at the
local, national and regional levels, as a
contribution to poverty alleviation and
to the benefit of all life on Earth.” This
week, leading biodiversity experts meet-
ing in South Africa concluded that the
parties to this convention will fall far
short of the goals to which they com-
mitted.

What is the price of inaction? The
answer, according to these same experts,
is that rates of extinction are dramati-
cally worse than even the most dire pre-
dictions of a few years ago.

We are gradually destroying the only
home we know, which is another way
of saying that we’re gradually destroying
ourselves. The signs have become unmis-
takable, but our governments and our
other institutions, built to respond to
short-term needs to the practical exclu-
sion of all others, are doing little to noth-
ing.

The needs of the present are always
pressing, but it may be time to start
thinking and acting long term, before
it’s too late to act at all.

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Where are the
watchmen for
the country?

LETTERS

EDITOR, The Tribune.

“Tf I shut up heaven that
there be no rain, or if I com-
mand the locusts to devour
the land, or if I send pesti-
lence among my people. If my
people, which are called by
my name, should humble
themselves and pray and seek
my face and turn from their
wicked ways, then will I hear
from heaven and forgive their
sins and will heal their land.”

It sounds as though the
pestilence is among the peo-
ple and the heaven is shut up.
Are any pastors listening to
the voice of God.”?

Where are the leaders of
these people, the leaders who
stand before the people every
Saturday and Sunday morn-
ing? Is their only concern
what they should eat and how
much tithes and offering and
how many anniversary gifts
they can receive or how many
politicians can come to church
on anniversary day or how
much Crown land they can
get?

As I sat and watched the
news on TV recently I saw
where the prophet or the man
of God met with some of the
leaders of the land. According
to what I heard on the TV, it
was not what it should have
been. The men of God should
have been saying “thus said
the Lord”, but instead they
were singing a different note.

This is why our country is
going the way it’s going in a
tailspin. Everyday there is a
killing. Where are the lead-
ers of the churches? The
question is found in Haggai

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2:3 “Who is left among you
that saw this country in her
first glory? And how do you
see it now? Is it not in our
eyes in comparison of it as
nothing”?

Iam confident that the glo-
ry of this latter times shall be
greater than the former thus
said the Lord of Host and in
this place will I give peace.
Peace will come if the lead-
ers of the various denomina-
tions will come together and
call a massive prayer and fast-
ing.

If they really care, should
not the Christian Council call
an Open-air prayer meeting at
least 10 nights that is, each
night on a different park in
the different areas. Do we
really want to pull down
strong holds? Let’s look at
what’s destroying our coun-
try. We have the sicknesses
of cancer, AIDS, sugar, high
blood pressure, bad stress and
now crime. These are things
that are affecting every man,
woman, boy and girl. Can’t
the leaders of these churches
see what’s going on or are you
waiting for the politician to
call the prayer meeting?

How do you think we got
this far? It’s because of the
prayer warriors and interces-
sors in our land and the great
prophets such as R E Cooper
Sr, Rev H W Brown, Rev Dr
John E Cleare, Rev Dr AS
Colebrooke, just to name a

few. These men stood in the
rain and in the draft from
park to park helping to pull
down the strongholds of the
devil. It’s time for us to get
out of our air conditioned
churches and call a solemn
fast and massive prayer meet-
ing just as Esther did in chap-
ter 4 :15-17.

I call on Baptist, Church Of
God, Anglicans, Catholics,
Adventist and every other
church denomination that
represents and believes in the
name of Christ to rise up and
join hands. Powerful things
happen when we are all on
one accord. Unity brings
strength.

I am for capital punish-
ment, but why cry and call for
that when we have a greater
weapon, which is not carnal. 2
Corinthian 10:4 states, “for
the weapons of our warfare
are not carnal but mighty
through God to the pulling
down of strongholds.” There
are many good men and
women willing to help step up
to the plate and pray. Too
many families are getting
hurt.

Pastors, let us stop the town
meetings and have some
prayer meetings on the parks
where everyone can come as
they are. The politicians call
the most rally when they want
to. Why can’t we as children
of the Most High God call our
nights of prayer? Let’s take
the church to where the peo-
ple live.

BERNAL BULLARD
Nassau,
September 28, 2009.

Every Bahamian should support marital rape law

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Ever since the government
proposed an amendment to
the marital rape law I’ve
watched with incredulity the
range of discussion back and
forth on the issue and,
frankly, the ignorance por-
trayed by so many people
who stand against the amend-
ment is astounding. As a mar-
ried Bahamian man I am
embarrassed that so many of
my fellow citizens can be so
easily led down the path of
ignorance.

For religious leaders in this
country to publicly stand
against a law that protects a
woman from sexual abuse at
the hands of her husband is
unbelievable. In fact, it makes
one wonder whether many of
these men are running scared
— they’re worried that if the

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law is passed they’ll no longer
be allowed to exercise their
misogynistic dominion over
their wives.

The fact of the matter is
that a wife claiming that her
husband raped her is no dif-
ferent than a girlfriend claim-
ing the same thing, or even a
woman accusing her male
friend. The man will not be
convicted without sufficient
evidence against him. An
accusation does not mean
instant imprisonment.

I’ve kept my mouth shut on
the issue thus far, but recent
letters published in the press
have forced me to respond.

Many of these letters
embody the rampant fallacies
surrounding this issue. The
various writers seem to
believe that the passing of this
law will increase promiscuity
and infidelity among Bahami-

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an men, and destroy the
“sanctity” of marriage.

According to many of the
letter writers, if a man comes
home from work and requires
sex and if his wife doesn’t give
it to him, then the man will
immediately go out and find
somebody else to have sex
with. The blame, of course,
falls on the wife who was
spiteful and only refused sex
because the couple had an
argument. Apparently a wife
not being in the mood for
lovemaking isn’t reason
enough to refuse sex. Is that
all it takes? Is it considered
the wife’s fault that her hus-
band cheats on her because
she didn’t want sex at the
same time he did (which,
apparently, is spiteful behav-
iour)? If a man really feels
this way then his marriage is
already in trouble, and no
marital rape law is going to
exacerbate the problem.

The country is already bat-
tling with issues of infidelity,
promiscuity and the decay of
marriage. “Sweethearting”
is rampant and, worst of all,
socially accepted. The num-
ber of children growing up
without fathers is increasing
year after year, and in turn is
helping to cause our crime
rate to spiral out of control
due to a lack of proper male
role models in their lives. No
amendment to a law is going
to cause an increase in these
problems — we’ve already
been facing them for years,
and our religious leadership
is mostly staying quiet.

Simply put, good men who
treat their wives with love and
respect needn’t fear any mar-
ital rape law.

And those men who do not
treat their spouse respectfully
should fear this law because
what they are doing to the
person they are supposed to
love and cherish most in this
world is disgusting and should
not be tolerated in any mod-
ern society.

It comes down to a matter
of love and respect.

If men in this country truly
loved and respected their
wives, girlfriends and friends,
there would be no need for
this law.

Unfortunately, we do need
it, and nobody who considers
him or herself to be a moral
human being should oppose
it.

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LOCAL NEWS



Disappointment at the refusal to
release Detention Centre reports

Amnesty International hopes govt will reconsider decision |

By AVA TURNQUEST

HUMAN rights activists,
organisations and members of
the public say they are disap-
pointed by Minister of State for
Immigration Branville McCart-
ney’s refusal to release reports
on the Carmichael Road
Detention Centre.

Despite repeated allegations
of beatings, torture, squalid liv-
ing conditions and sexual abuse
—most of which surfaced before
Mr McCartney’s tenure — the
truth about the facility contin-
ues to be veiled in secrecy with
Immigration authorities deny-
ing any malpractice.

Those who have been wait-
ing for more than six months
for the government to release
the report, compiled by a team
of psychologists and sociolo-
gists, say that although the min-
ister’s decision did not come as
a surprise, they are saddened
by confirmation that the latest
inquiry into conditions at the
centre will not see the light of
day.

An Amnesty International
representative said: "Amnesty
International continues to be
concerned about the
Carmichael Road Detention
Centre and the incidents of
reported abuse and mistreat-
ment of detainees there. We
are likewise disappointed to
hear that the long awaited
report will not be forthcoming
for the public to read and see
what their government is doing.

"We hope the government
will reconsider this decision and

PM calls for honesty in those
considering public service

PRIME Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham encouraged persons consid-
ering entering the public service
to be honest and corruption free.

He made this statement yester-
day in the House of Assembly as
he welcomed members of Youth
Parliament who were present in

the gallery.

"Public service is a great endeay-
or to undertake. The leader of the
opposition and myself came here in
1977 and we are the two longest
serving members of the House hav- §
ing been elected on seven consec-

utive occasions.

. It’s not a place to become
rich, even though some people
here do become rich. Like in society, there
are good people and there are bad people.
There are honest people and there are dis-
honest people, ethical people and unethical
people. But what you've got to do is ensure
when you are in public service, do your job,
play honestly, ensure that no one can point a

The stories behind the news

Officer: detainees were

Subjected to horrific abuse

Allegations about

Carmichael Road



THE TRIBUNE has covered
allegations of abuse and poor
conditions at the centre.

release to the public the reports
so they can make up their own
mind as to how detainees are
being treated."

Attorney and aspiring PLP
leader Paul Moss believes Mr
McCartney’s decision is indica-
tive of the mentality of the cur-
rent government, which he feels
has no interest in transparency
or accountability — two things
Mr McCartney pledged to the
public in his 2007 party mani-
festo.

"He is simply a regular politi-
cian who has been entrapped
in the old ways of doing busi-
ness,” Mr Moss said. “He’s only
interested in keeping a lid on
anything that is possibly explo-



PRIME MINISTER
Hubert Ingraham

Hands for Hunger marks World Food
Day with 100,000 meals and counting

HANDS FOR HUNGER,
a local non-profit food res-
cue programme committed
to eliminating unnecessary
hunger in our community is
marking World Food Day by
having provided 100,000-plus
meals.

“Tt is important to realise
that hunger in our commu-
nity existed before the glob-
al financial crisis, and
although some project the
economy is beginning to
show signs of promise, many
who were and have become
reliant on food assistance
continue to need our sup-
port,” says Ashley Lepine,
executive director of Hands
For Hunger. “Hands for
Hunger is committed to stay-
ing focused on keeping the
organisation’s goal direct,
simple and clear: eliminating
unnecessary hunger in the
Bahamas.”

Hands For Hunger picks
up food from a variety of
hotels, grocers, wholesalers
and farms that would have
otherwise gone to waste and
delivers this food to centres
across New Providence.

Since putting its first truck
on the road this March,
Hands For Hunger has been
able to redistribute more
than 100,000 lbs of food
which is the equivalent to
100,000 meals.

Recently, an increase in
food donor partnerships has
created the need for a sec-
ond route and now two
refrigerated trucks will be
delivering more food to

more of those who need it
most.

Hands For Hunger was
founded by a group of
Bahamian student leaders in
early 2008, who are commit-
ted to making a difference
in the world. The organisa-
tion is a registered not for
profit charity that relies on
donations from community
groups, foundations, corpo-
rations and the general pub-
lic.

They are led by a volun-
teer board of directors and
supported by hundreds of
dedicated volunteers.

According to the Food and
Agriculture Organisation of
the United Nations (FAO),
“With an estimated increase
of 105 million hungry peo-
ple in 2009, there are now
1.02 billion malnourished
people in the world, mean-
ing that almost one sixth of
all humanity is suffering
from hunger.”

FAO, the leading entity
representing international
efforts to aid and defeat
unnecessary hunger annual-
ly, declares October 16 Inter-
national Food Day.

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finger in your face at any time
and say ‘I bribed him or gave
him kick-back’.

like, you can be like me, tell any-
body what you like and they can
tell me what they like. But one
thing they cannot tell me is that
"You are a crook, you are dis-
honest,"

parliamentarians debated and
} passed four bills: A Bill for an
Act to Amend the Registrar
General Act; A Bill for an Act to
Amend the Magistrate's Act; A
Bill for an Act to Amend the
Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollu-
tion) Act so as to Implement the Interna-
tional Convention on Civil Liability for
Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001 and for
connected purposes; and a Bill for an Act to
Amend the Criminal Justice (international
Co-Operation) Act.
The House resumes on October, 26.



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sive to his government when in
fact his concern ought to be
that he does the best for his
country.”

The fact that the minister’s
refusal to release the report
stems from his displeasure with
The Tribune’s coverage of the
allegations of abuse and poor
conditions at the centre has left
concerned citizens feeling
cheated and dissatisfied with
the government, Mr Moss said.

He added: “Personalities
and personal vendettas have no
place in public life.

“Your job is supposed to be
for the benefit of all Bahamians
and you ought to recognise that
you are to be up front and
truthful with the access that is
requested and also needed.

"T think that we have prac-
ticed this kind of politics for
too long and I would have
thought that Branville McCart-
ney would have been someone
who is absolutely not interested
in that kind of politics existing
anymore in this country."

Meanwhile, president of the
United Association of Haitians
in the Bahamas Rev Dr
Antoine St Louis said that in
the face of the government’s
unexplained refusal to release
the report, it can only be
deduced that the allegations
hold truth.

He told The Tribune: “If Mr
McCartney said he would pub-
licise it, he needs to publicise it
and let the public know what’s
going on.

“Their refusal would simply
mean what was said is true.”

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Obama richly deserved Nobel Peace Prize
YOUNG MAn’s VIEW

By ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmail.com

RESIDENT
Barack Obama is
the outward mani-
festation of a
desire of the American elec-
torate to walk a different path

By We Re ke GIBBS ON



PRESIDENT Barack Obama
speaks about being awarded

the Nobel Peace Prize in the
Rose Garden of the White
| House in Washington, Friday,

in world affairs ad return
America back to the realm of
civilised nations. Although his
presidential reign is young, Mr
Obama’s selection as a Nobel
Peace Prize laureate is merit-
ed and well deserved.

Indeed, in accordance with
dictates of Alfred Nobel, the
Swede who established the
prize in 1895, the Nobel jury’s
choice of Mr Obama is war-
ranted as he has, thus far, led
the charge in fostering peace in

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Lawrence Bastian, 46

a resident of Mangrove Cay,

4 Andros will be held on Saiturdury.

1 October 17, 2009 at DOROM) a.m,
at St. Bamabas Anglican Church,
Wultf! & Bailou Hill Roads.
Officuting will be Fr. Roderick
Bain assisied by other ministers

} and interment will fallow in
Woodlawn Gardens.

Fond and loving memories are

cherished by his Parents:

Charles and Mable Bastian (4)

Brothers: Charles Jr. Jeffrey and
Donnie Bastian, (4) Sisters: Ann Miller, Grace Roberts,
Ruth Mackey, Veronica Rolle, (2) Aunts: Leona McClain,
Loraine Greene, 1 Unele: Rudolph Nairn of Homestead,
Florida. U.S.A... (6) Nieces: Michelle Thompson, Clara
Wallace, Emily Bastian, Leticia Bastian, Ayhna Bastian,
Donnicka Bastian, Donnie! Bastian (8) Sephews: Steven
Taylor, Dario Campbell, Omar Bastian, Jonathon Rolle,
Kenza Roberts, Jamal Rolle, Kendrick Roberts, Donnie
Jr.(4) Brothers-in-law Peter Miller, Peter Rolle, Salathiel
Mackey, Kenneth Roberts, (2) Sisters-in-law, Diana
Bastian, Stacy Bastian, (4) Grand nieces: Beckria, Cindy,
Stephanie, Stefenell; 4 Grand nephews, cousins
including, Fr. Roderick Bain, Robert und Abin Bain:
Randy, Allan, Gregory and Patrick McClain Rudolph Jr.,
Alfred. Craig, Melvin Naim, Ronald Bosfield, Roscoe
(reene, Dexter Greene, Wendell Greene, Patricia Rolle,
Value Rerberts, Tanya, Doriniqua, Tasha, Lydia, Dilles
and Patranilla Greene, lcelyn Moxey, Leona Johnala,
Pollyann and Connie of Homestead Florida, U.S.A...
Hamect Finley, Mary Miller, Bernise Farrington, Richard
Boyd, Rev. Harry Davis and family, Bishop Wenith Davis,
Bishop Ross Davis, Arric Evans and family, Melvina
Bastian und fumily, Allington Bastian and family and the
entire Bastian fanily ot Mangrove Cay, the Naim, Greene,
Roberts, Pennerrman, Longley and Bethel families,
Lisbon Creek family, Edward Rolle and tanuly, Merthan
Rolle and family, Norms and Nurse Jeana Rolke, Theresa
& Roy Bannister and family, Nicki and family and
Elkanah, Raymond, Stuan, Rolle, Minus, Fernander, and
all ihe descendents of James Kerr and the nurses und
staff of the Mangrove Cay, Andros Clinic.

Prends may pay their last respects ut Gate Way Menvorial
Funeral Chapel on Friday, from 10200 oom. te 62010 p.m.
and on Saturday from 9:15 a.m. until service time at the

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the world and moving America
from the negative image it
acquired from the Bush admin-
istration’s unilateralist approach
that thought of the UN as a rel-
ic of the past, showed contempt
for the orderly ways that civi-
lized governments approached
war and resorted to preemp-
tive “shock and awe” strikes
and essentially adopted a “my
way or the highway” approach
when dealing with other
nations.

In the short period of time
that he has been president, he
has already begun the conclu-
sion of the Iraq incursion with
the draw down of combat
troops, encouraged dialogue
with North Korea and Iran
about their nuclear arma-
ment/ambitions, has agreed to
send additional troops to
Afghanistan to crush the Tal-
iban and al-Qaeda in pursuit of
peace, reached out to Muslim
nations in order to reduce hos-
tilities and resolve conflicts,
demonstrated a new approach
by the US to addressing climate
change and has jump started
and renewed interest in devel-
oping international accords
aimed at reducing and eradi-
cating nuclear weapons.

Hopefully, this also speaks
to a reduction in America’s
nuclear arms.

To be sure, Obama has tried
to advance the cause of peace.
His speech in Cairo in June
attempted to address the short-
comings of the Muslim world
and America, and was viewed
as a first step towards reconcil-
jation. Obama has committed
his administration to advanc-
ing Arab-Israeli peace from his
first days in office.

One can argue he has tried to
end a war, as he has begun to
draw down combat troops from
Iraq. And as the Nobel com-
mittee noted particularly, he
has attempted to reinvigorate
international agreements lim-
iting nuclear weapons.

It amazes me how everything
surrounding this man of late -
someone who has galvanized
the world towards greater coop-
eration and diplomacy and is
seen as an international pace-
setter - is being attacked and
criticised by political rivals, talk-
ing heads and persons whose
fervent wish is to see him fail!

Now, the peace prize has set
off a war of words between his
administration/supporters/Nobe
1 Committee and those detrac-
tors whose jealousy, obstruc-
tionist desires, inherent and/or
hardly disguised prejudices and
zeal to see him fail clouds any
form of objective thought and
hinders them from even being
able to congratulate him for
such an award or even offer
constructive criticism that does-
n’t amount to hate-mongering.
Sadly, there are some critics
who have even latched on to
his efforts to bring the 2016



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Olympic Games to Chicago and
unjustly and frivolously criti-
cised him for even this noble
gesture when the world body
that decides upon the site of
these games decided otherwise
(in favour of Brazil).

Fresh

Since the Bush Administra-
tion, Obama has been a fresh
air on the landscape of Ameri-
can/World politics.

Some of his merits/accom-
plishments range from being a
young man who pulled himself
up by the bootstraps and
worked his way through school
while leading prominent school
organizations, refusing to take
the high paying jobs but instead
choosing to serve his commu-
nity; using a united message to
not only defeat forces within
his own party to become the
Democratic presidential nomi-
nee but also to inspire billions
and achieve what was once said
to be the impossible and
become the first black Ameri-
can president; galvanizing the
world community during his
campaign and today having
reduced tensions around the
globe via his diplomacy and
international outreach pro-
grammes, as well as having a
global mindset that has shown
respect for other people's cul-
tures; helping to restore the
once lost trust and respect in
the UN, an organization that
the reckless Bush administra-
tion rode roughshod over;
addressing the internal crisis in
the US by seeking to revamp
the economy, pass an all inclu-
sive health care bill that gives
all Americans some form of
healthcare , developing a new
approach to schools and edu-
cation in America, and so on.

The Obama Administration
has accepted the need for dia-
logue and for radical change in
American foreign policy; there-
fore, it appears that the Nobel
Prize committee is seeking to
recognize a trend in world
affairs that must be encouraged.
Although there is a danger
when such a prize is seen to be
given too early, that is, if a per-
son turns out to be a warmon-
ger, I doubt that Mr Obama
will take such a dark path.
Frankly, the peace prize is a
seal of approval of President
Obama.

Obama’s award highlights
the significance of his adminis-
tration’s return to a much more
civilised way of conducting
international diplomacy.

Mr Obama is a young Presi-
dent, who has inspired the
world and shown men and
women of color that they too
can reach the pinnacle of public
office, particularly in a pre-
dominantly white country.
While some appear to think
that he can turn water into
wine, he has only been in office
since February and has been
confronted with a plethora of

problems since day one.

What more, pray tell, do the
naysayers expect from this man
in such a short period of time?
These days are truly the age of
political knuckleheads who take
every opportunity to criticize
merely for the sake of criticism
and perceived political mileage.

Indeed, Mr Obama being
bestowed with such an award
may be seen as premature in
the sense that he is a new pres-
ident and yet has a long way to
go in the first term of a poten-
tial two-term presidency—how-
ever, it is really a prize to be
shared with the electorate, an
award to be shared with the



freedom fighters and members
of the civil rights movement
who came before him and, in
some instances, died in their
pursuit of equality and peace.
Frankly, such an award
should be bestowed posthu-
mously on Rosa Parks, Mahat-
mi Gandhi and Marcus Garvey.
As he would have himself
noted in his acceptance speech
of the Nobel Peace Prize, Pres-
ident Obama is the material-
ization of the American elec-
torate’s yearning to return
America to its once glamorous
stature as a bastion of hope and

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[vr Ingraham (pictured), the social
activist and a contender for the FNM
chairmanship during the governing party’s
upcoming convention, has spoken out about
the “cowardice” shown by sitting Members of
Parliament and others in the PLP hierarchy es
who have thus far shied away from launching a = an
full-frontal challenge of former PM Perry Christie during their

next convention next week.















“Those persons running for deputy are only doing so because
they are afraid out of their wits of challenging Christie. They
seem to be pure cowards and this is a sampling of the kind of
men at the fore of local politics. They don’t really want to be
deputy, but they will go for it while hoping that Mr Christie
walks away or dies — otherwise, he will lead forever,” Mr

Ingraham said.









He went on: “The deputy leadership is a disguise — it appears
that they don’t have the balls to say they want the leadership for
fear of being ostracized by Mr Christie. Anyone who openly
challenged the leadership was cut down and banished to Siberia
from the time of Pindling, with their families having t endure
great hardship. They are hiding behind the deputy moniker.”

As it relates to Jerome Fitzgerald, a newcomer and PLP sen-
ator, Mr Ingraham said: “Mr Fitzgerald just saw an opening, an
opportunity while the PLP is in its weakest state.” Frankly,
the outspoken challenger did not qualify Mr Fitzgerald as being
a worthy candidate. The challenger for the FNM chairman-
ship asserts that the “only real man” in the leadership race is
Paul Moss because he was “man enough” to respectfully write
Mr Christie and openly challenge him. When asked about the
downside of Mr Moss’s campaign, such as his recent joining of
the PLP and his failure to have even secured a nomination
thus far, Mr Ingraham likened it to the arrival of current Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham’s entry into the FNM, stating that
“Mr Ingraham came in, and he came as leader—he wasn’t in for
five seconds before doing so, so there’s no excuse why not.”

However, contrary to the chairmanship candidate’s asser-
tion, Paul Moss is rather disadvantaged and PM Ingraham’s
ascension to leadership are hardly parallel. Moreover, the polit-
ical heavyweights within the FNM lured PM Ingraham in
because they knew that he was their only hope of electoral
victory in 1992 and that he was a seasoned politician who had
repeatedly won his seat and had previously served in leadership
positions — eg, PLP chairman and government minister.

“Christie’s votes will be split up in many ways, 1n spite of the
fact that he has stacked the deck with stalwart councilors. He is
not hearing the rumblings as there is serious disquiet about his
leadership, plus he is getting old. And, what is his present med-
ical state? Mr Christie’s belief that he’s the best causes him to
be blinded and not to listen to the wise in his party, thinking that
he’s better and smarter and that people would vote for him just
because he thinks that way,” he said, laughingly.

Mr Ingraham continued: “Mr Christie is his own greatest
enemy. He will not listen to Michael Jackson who said and
showed that if he wanted to make the world a better place he,
like Mr Christie, had to look for the man in the mirror. However,
it seems that Mr Christie just doesn’t get it, he’s not seeing the
man in the mirror and hearing the calls.”

With Mr Ingraham in the FNM’s chairmanship race in
November, I have no doubt that the race will be quite colourful

and hotly contested.

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Police rapped for excluding robbery
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TRIBUNE ONLINE POLL READERS LASH OUT

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latest poll overwhelmingly criticised the police
for failing to notify the public of the robbery of 11
tourists earlier this week.

The robbery was excluded from the daily crime
report, but The Tribune learned of it from an
eye witness. Yesterday’s poll asked whether the
police were right to keep the incident to them-
selves.

Of the 126 people who voted, only 18 agreed
that “This is a tourist destination and such things
should not be front page news”.

The rest said that both tourists and the public
have a right to know what is going on.

Several readers also commented on the poll,
including “Foreign National”, who wrote: “I was
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occurred on a Sunday morning in broad daylight
in an area frequented by so many visitors to Nas-
sau. “It is even more appalling that the Royal
Bahamas Police Force somehow managed to
keep it out of the press for as long as they did.

“New York City had a major reduction in
crime when the city's police commissioner placed
hundreds and hundreds of ‘beat cops’ on street
corners and on bicycles in key areas throughout
the downtown core.

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LOCALNEWS



DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: :

Legislators consider
proposal to charge
for beach access
SANTO DOMINGO, Domini-
can Republic

LEGISLATORS are consid-
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beaches amid an ongoing debate
about who can use the country's
highly sought-after natural

ated Press.

Tourists older than 12 would }
pay almost $1 — and residents }
about half that — under a pro- }
posal by legislator Eugenio }
Cedeno, who says the money }
would help keep beaches clean. }

Those who refuse to pay }
would be fined $150 or spend :
anywhere from five days to two }
years in prison. Foreigners also }
could face deportation.Legisla- }
tors ordered a committee to }
review the proposal on Wednes- }
day. The proposal comes days }
after lawmakers approved a con- }
stitutional amendment allowing :
private property owners to block }
access to their land along coasts }
and rivers — despite protests }

from Dominicans.

Before the amendment, there :
was no law that protected the }
rights of property owners, legis- :

lators said.

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is its white-sand beaches and }
turquoise waters along the east }
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Nottage resigns as

FROM page one

nously "Obviously, I have to
take whatever steps I have to
take."

On whether or not he will
be vying to retain his hold as
leader of the PLP, Mr Christie
said: "I will be offering for the
leadership of the Progressive
Liberal Party and there is no
doubt in my mind that I will
take the party to the next gen-
eral election."

Mr Christie said he was
informed "some time ago"
that the member for Bain and
Grants Town intended to
challenge him as leader of the
PLP at the party's convention
next week, and received writ-
ten confirmation of Dr Not-
tage’s intent at 10.30 am yes-
terday - 30 minutes before Dr
Nottage was slated to publicly
announce his leadership bid.

He said under the circum-
stances "it was my desire he
would vacate the position".

The Tribune understands
that Dr Nottage chose to
resign as leader of Opposition
Business because he was
appointed to the post by Mr
Christie - the man he is trying
to unseat.

"Mr Speaker. Effective
immediately I have taken
responsibility for Opposition
business in the House of
Assembly - pending my for-
mal notification of the person
who (I will) designate to take

PLP leader Christie
said: "| will be offering
for the leadership of the
Progressive Liberal Par-
ty and there is no doubt
in my mind that | will
take the party to the

next general election."



that position - I have accepted
Dr Nottage’'s resignation from
that position,” Mr Christie
told Parliament, eliciting an
audible reaction from gov-
ernment's side.

"Mr Speaker, as members
are aware the Progressive
Liberal Party will be going to
convention next week from
Wednesday ending on Friday.
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the leader of this excellent
party, I'm advised, I was
advised some time ago that
the member had elected to
contest. . .But this morning at
10.30 I received the written
communication from the
member from Bain and
Grants Town indicating that
he intends to contest the posi-
tion of leader of the Progres-
sive Liberal Party.

"And in the circumstances
he indicated that it was my
desire he would vacate the
position, it is my desire, and I
have so indicated to the
House that effective immedi-
ately for the purposes of the
co-ordination of Opposition
business I would wish to
inform the House that I have
now assumed that responsi-
bility. And I would also con-
firm that at this time next
week, one week from this
moment, the elections will
take place.

( and of course in accor-
dance with all of those powers

PLP battle heats up

resources, according to Associ- }

that are vested in the leader
of the Progressive Liberal
Party. . .)

"T would like to take this
opportunity to thank Dr Not-
tage, I beg your pardon the
member for Bain and Grants
Town, for his assiduous appli-
cation to the task of this
house and working effective-
ly and efficiently with the
leader of government busi-
ness.

“This is a decision he has
obviously made of major pro-
portions and I wish him well
in all his endeavours," said
Mr Christie, who remained
relatively composed through-
out this address.

"He served the opposition
party well, I'd like to thank
him as the leader of the
Opposition and have full con-
fidence in his leadership and
now accept. that he has decid-
ed on another course," said
Mr Christie.

e SEE PAGE THREE

Prime Minister
pokes fun at
the Opposition

FROM page one

Christie will remain in his
post when the House meets
again, a week after the
PLP's convention. An epic
showdown is expected
between Mr Christie and
PLP MP for Bain and
Grants Town Dr Bernard
Nottage for the leadership
race.

Newcomer Paul Moss, an
attorney who has never held
public office, also plans to
challenge Mr Christie for
the PLP's top post.

"Today I'm not going to
be certain that you are who
you are until after your con-
vention. And you are now
in (a) position where your
position is being threatened
and challenged from left,
right and centre," Mr Ingra-
ham joked.

The Prime Minister added
that the current Progressive
Liberal Party is not the well-
structured party it once was.

"The party that you and I
joined years ago, the Pro-
gressive Liberal Party, was a
party of order. In 56 years it
has only had three leaders.
The first leader H M Tay-
lor, when the party decided
it wanted to be rid of him, it
did say that (and) he went
along and joined the UBP.
And then it elected Sir Lyn-
den Pindling, he stayed until
his demise and before he left
he willed the party to you
(Perry Christie)."

He also suggested that
Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell
and West End and Bimini
MP Obie Wilchombe were
appointed to the Senate by
Mr Christie at the behest of
an ailing Sir Lynden Pin-
dling.

"You (referring to Mr
Christie) had no intention
of making either Fred
Mitchell or Obie Wilchombe
a senator.

“He (Sir Lynden) filled
those two seats when he got
you elected, so when you
became leader you only had
two appointments to make
because the other appoint-
ments had been dealt with
up at the hospital in Balti-
more, Maryland, where
West End and Bimini took
Fox Hill on that man's sick
bed and made an appeal
which you had to honour.

"Now having been given
this great request by the
leader it is your job to hold
on to it, not let it go - he
gave you all the tools. He
gave you an arsenal for
order over this country to
bring them together, crush



“Today I'm
not going to be
certain that you
are who you are
until after your
convention.
And you are
now in (a)
position where
your position
is being
threatened and
challenged from
left, right and
centre



Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham

them. It's an insurrection,"
said the nation's chief.

Mr Ingraham also raised
questions regarding the lev-
el of transparency and
accountability in the PLP's
internal election process.

"Political parties some-
times have broad based par-
ticipation from members,
political parties, the FNM
being an exception - we're
not as bad as you are - has
fewer people who are not
elected.

“You have a substantial
number of people who are
not elected by party sup-
porters.

“So it will interesting to
see what the outcome of the
process is," he said.

As he officially
announced his intent to run
against Mr Christie for the
party's highest post, Dr Not-
tage also noted similar wor-
ries.

He said he would like to
see an amendment added to
the party’s constitution
ensuring that all financial
members of the party - not
only the stalwarts or super
delegates - be allowed to
vote for the offices of the
party.

“T would like to see an
open party where you
belong to a party, you pay
your dues regularly, you are
on a list, and when an elec-
tion is held everybody who
is a member can vote. And
the election not be conduct-
ed by sitting officers who are
also challenging in the elec-
tion,” he said.

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Knowles, Bhupathi advance to semis

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

SO far so good with the reunion of
Mark Knowles and Mahesh Bhupathi.

The Bahamian-Indian combo, who
are playing together for the first time
since they lost in the final of the US
Open in August, won the two tie-
breakers in their first two matches at
the Shanghai ATP Masters 1000.

But the No.3 seeds are the highest
ranked team left in the semifinal. They
are slated to play the French team of
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Julien Ben-
neteau, who upset the top seeded
team of Daniel Nestor and Nenad
Zimonjic in the quarterfinal.

Yesterday, Knowles and Bhupathi
stayed alive as they won 4-6, 6-3 and



SHANGHAI ATP

10-5 over the No.8 seeded team of
Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Oliver
Marach of Austria.

“It felt good. We’ve playing good
tennis,” said Knowles in an interview
with The Tribune yesterday from his
hotel room. “We had two good wins
so far. So it’s good to be in the semis.

“We know it’s going to be a tough
match against Benneteau and Tsonga,
but we’re playing great and we’re
looking forward to playing it.”

The match was played earlier today
(China is 12 hours ahead), but the
results were not available up to press
time last night.

Going into the match, said Knowles
coming off last week’s China Open

where he and American Andy Rod-
dick got to the final: “I’m playing well
and Mahesh has rebounded well from
his injury so far.

“So we’re feeling very well and
we’re playing very well. We just have
to go out and execute tomorrow
(today).”

Knowles remembered how he and
Bhupathi lost to Benneteau and
Tsonga in a tough three-setter in Mia-
mi, Florida, earlier this year.

Hopefully there won’t be an encore.

“It’s going to be a tough match for
us, but one that we hope to win,” he
projected.

Not taking anything away from their
opponents, Knowles said after they
knocked off the Nestor/Zimonjic com-
bo and the No.2 seeds American iden-
tical twin brothers Bob and Mike

Bryan were also ousted in the quarter-
finals, the door is left wide open for
him and Bhupathi.

“We just have to worry about our
next opponents,” he pointed out.
“Everybody is tough at this point.
Obviously with the number one and
two teams not in there, it gives us a lot
of confidence to go out there and win
the tournament.”

Coming off the groin injury that
prevented him from playing with
Knowles in the China Open last week
in Beijing, Knowles said Bhupathi
looks well-rested and ready to com-
pete.

“That’s a great sign,” he insisted.

But having been down this road
before, Knowles said there’s not much
time for celebration until they emerge
as champions.

Vixens knock
olf Cougars,
Intruders
defeat Saints

THE New Providence Vol-
leyball Association (NPVA)
had a double header on
Wednesday night.

The Scottsdale Vixens
knocked off the young
Cougars 25-9, 25-8 and 25-15.
Jackie Conyers was the lead-
ing scorer with nine kills and
five aces for the win.

Terae Sweeting led the
Cougars with three kills and
two blocks.

And in the men’s game, it
took the Intruders three
straight sets to win over the
youthful Saints, 25-9, 25-16
and 25-15. Glen Rolle was the
leading scorer for the Intrud-
ers with 10 points.

Gabi Laurent led the Saints
with seven points.

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the Lady Truckers are slat-
ed to face the Lady Hor-
nets at 7:30 pm.

In the men’s feature
contest, the Technicians
will battle the Champions.

VOLLEYBALL
LADY CARIBS ON
THE ROAD

THE College of the
Bahamas Caribs women’s
volleyball team is sched-
uled to play a pair of
games this weekend in
Miami, Florida.

The Caribs, coached by
Jenny Isaacs-Dotson and
Core Hepburn, is slated to
play St Thomas University
at 7pm Friday. Then on
Saturday, the Caribs are
set to play Florida Memo-
rial University at noon.

SWIMMING

OPEN RACE

THE 5k open water
swim race is set for 10am
Saturday, starting from
Old Fort Bay. The
entrance to the race site is
at the main gate off from
the round-a-bout.

‘GOLDEN GIRLS’ Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie (left) and Chandra Sturrup share a special moment with Tommy Robinson...

‘Golden girls’ honour sports icon

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

Golden girls’ Debbie Fergu-

son-McKenzie and Chandra

Sturrup, back home after their

whirlwind season on the inter-

national scene, took the time
out yesterday to honour the legendary
Tommy Robinson.

The duo joined Robinson as they
were hosted to a special assembly at St
Anne’s School which held its annual
Cultural Day under the theme “Cele-
brating Our Heritage.”

Vice president Curt Hollingsworth,
president of the Bahamas Associa-
tion of Athletic Associations
(BAAA), said he was pleased to have
the track and field contingent at St
Anne’s.

“This is a historical moment for us
here at St Anne’s School,” said
Hollingsworth, who treated the con-
tingent to breakfast at the conclusion
of the assembly. “It’s fitting to recog-
nise these heroes that we have here at
Bluewaves country.”

The contingent also included Dean-
za Burrows, who was Robinson’s
coach. Burrows brought a bronze
model of the pair of shoes that Robin-
son wore during his illustrious career
for the student body to see.

“We go back. We’re family from St
Matthew’s Anglican Church,” said
Burrows, who coached Robinson
from 1954-1970 before he was kicked
out of the BAAA.

“He’s my brother and that ain’t just
today. Tommy and I always used to be
brothers.”

Robinson, the first Bahamian track
and field athlete to compete at the
Olympic Games, said he was delight-
ed to be able to share the moment
with the future generation of the
country.

Battling cancer, Robinson said it’s
always a pleasure of his to be around
the ‘golden girls’ because they “bring
a lot of vitality and enthusiasm and
youth to me.”

“It’s always good to have them
around and I’m always glad when they
can motivate the young people. I love

TOMMY ROBINSON speaks at the special

assembly. A bronze model of the shoes he

wore during his career can be seen...
Photos by Stanley Mitchell

them.”

Sturrup said she was honoured to
be in the presence of the legend,
whom she felt really hasn’t gotten the
recognition that he so rightfully
deserves.

“T’ve learnt a lot about him today,”
said Sturrup, who was in awe of his
achievements. “It’s not everyday that
you get an athlete of his era and his
coach together at the same time. So I
was really honoured to be here at this
particular time.”

Having lost her mother to cancer,
Sturrup said she knows how difficult it
must be on Robinson with his medical
expenses and she will be quite willing
to assist in whatever fund-raising
event is planned.

“People might think that because
you’re such a person, you have all
that funds,” she said. “But no one can
be ready for such an event as an ill-
ness. It’s very expensive.”

Ferguson-McKenzie, coming off her
best track and field season in quite
some time, hailed Robinson as the
“pioneer,” who made it possible for
her, Sturrup and the rest of the
Bahamian athletes to enjoy their suc-
cess today.

“Giving the kids an appreciation of
whence we came, I think the whole
day here was amazing,” Ferguson-
McKenzie said. “I would not have
missed this for anything in the world.”

Listing him as her “godfather,” who
has gone beyond the call of duty to
assist her, Ferguson-McKenzie said
Robinson has made a tremendous

impact in her life.

“At this point, I feel obligated to
help assist him,” said Ferguson-
McKenzie, who will be sitting on a
committee that is planning a Winter
Track Classic in December at the
Thomas A Robinson Track and Field
Stadium.

“We always talk about this person
being a hero, but when they are in
need of us, what are we going to do?”
she asked. “This could have been any-
body, but this is Mr Robinson and we
have to be here and support him.

“T think a lot of people see Mr
Robinson and they are like ‘ah, Tom-
my has everything laid out for him,’
but it’s not. He needs our help. So
hopefully we can do some things to
help him out.”

During the assembly, Ferguson pre-
sented four of the “all-around stu-
dent-athletes” from St Anne’s with
T-shirts and bags that she and Sturrup
received during their recent interna-
tional tours.

The list comprised of Kristia and
Dominique Collie, both of grade six,
Olrica Turnquest of grade 11 and
Zhivargo Thompson of grade 12.

Kristia Collie, 10, said she was very
thrilled to have met Ferguson-
McKenzie and Sturrup and for the
gifts she got. But she said she hopes
that through their presence, she can
“go on and achieve my dream of
being an Olympic athlete.”

Zhivargo Thompson said the two
athletes really “inspired me to con-
tinue to strive towards excellence.”

“T just have to focus on my dream,
work on my academics and never give
up and I know I will succeed.”

And Olrica Turnquest said this has
encouraged her because now she
knows that “my work has not gone
un-noticed.”

“So I’m really pleased that they
were here today. They have taught
me that if I dream it and if I believe it,
I can achieve it. So ’'m going to con-
tinue to dream, I’m going to continue
to believe and I know that I will
achieve it.”

Tomorrow, Sturrup and Ferguson-
McKenzie are expected to put their
2009 season into perspective.



Renaldo’s
Ramblings...

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Catholic

primary
schools’
basketball

league
to start

Defending
champions

St Bede’s
Crushers to
take on Xavier’s
Green Giants
on opening day

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

AS the Catholic Diocesan
Primary Schools launches its
21st basketball league, the
organisers have gone back to
the old format of an extended
season with teams playing in a
home-and-away series.

League coordinator Patri-
cia Coakley said they are
looking forward to the open-
ing day on Monday when
defending champions St
Bede’s Crushers are sched-
uled to take on the Xavier’s
Green Giants.

The game is to be played
immediately following the
opening ceremonies at
3:15pm.

Lawrence Hepburn, presi-
dent of the Bahamas Basket-
ball Federation, is expected
to deliver the keynote
address.

Coakley said they have
decided to extend the sched-
ule this year because of the
popularity of the league and
the competitiveness of the
teams.

“T think it’s going to be very
competitive again this year,”
Coakley said. “I’m sure that
St Bede’s would wish to
repeat and St Cecilia’s will
want to do well this year.

“But I’m sure that all of the
teams this year will be very
strong, so it’s going to be very
difficult to determine just who
could win it this year.”

St Bede’s will return with
coaches Donnie Culmer and
Ricardo Freemantle. Their
offense will once again be
centered around Kyle “Flash”
Turnquest, who will head a
team that is equipped with a
few other graduating students.

Xavier’s is coached by Nel-
son “Mandella” Joseph,
whose Giants have always
been a formidable foe against
the Crushers, which should
make for an exciting opener.

Other schools participating
are St Francis/Joseph Shock-
ers, coached by Val
Demeritte, St Cecilia’s Strik-
ers, coached by Leo Delaney,
Our Lady’s Blue Flames,
coached by Rohan Parkes and
the St Thomas More Sparks,
coached by N’Kumo Fergu-
son.

When the tournament ini-
tially got started, St Bede’s
dominated the first few years.

But in between, St
Francis/Joseph and St
Thomas More reigned

supreme until St Bede’s
returned to the top of the
standings.

Now the question is, as the
league heads into the start of
anew decade, will one of the
other teams emerge to the
forefront or will the previous
champions reclaim their right-
ful spots?

Coakley said it’s still a little
too early to say, but based on
what they have seen in recent
times, it’s going to be a tough
battle as they march towards
the sudden death playoffs and
the best-of-three champi-
onship series in December.

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DENVER Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15)

| dives into the end zone for a touchdown between New Eng-
land Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo (51) and cornerback
Leigh Bodden (23) during the fourth quarter of an NFL foot-
ball game Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, in Denver. The touch-
down tied the game which Denver won in overtime, 20-17.

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umn five weeks into the season
and not get fired (I think). |
have very good reasons for this:
i. | refused to write anything until the
Dolphins won a game
ii. There isn’t much time in life for any-
thing else when you manage six fantasy
league teams
iii. Vacation
iv. I'm extremely lazy
v. | needed motivation from the "Bal-

loon Boy" story.

Demeritte's Funeral

BAHAMAS’ OLDEST MORTUARY
MARKET STREET * P.O, BOX GT-2007 # TEL: 323-5782

Seat

Clermina Eligene Saintilnor
Saintel-homme, 48

a resident of Washington
Street, formerly of St Louis
du Nord ,Haiti,who died on
21st September, 2009, will
be held at St Cecilia's
Catholic Church, 3rd & 4th
Street, Coconut Grove on
Saturday at llam.
Officiating will be Rev Fr
Roland Vilfort S.M.M.
Interment follows in
Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier
Road.

Left to cherish her fondest memories are her husband,
Jeancius Saintellhomme; her father, Saintcharles
Euligene; four daughters, Lorna Saintelhomme, Rosena
and Roseline Saintelhomme, Jessica Saintelhomme; two
sons, Jonel and Guinmpchy Saintelhomme; three step
daughters, Loudie Saintelhomme, Rachel Saintelhomme
and Bianca Saintelhomme; two step sons, Kelly and
Kenson Saintelhomme; one sister, Mrs Phelicien
Michelien; two brothers, Saint Louius Euligene and
Lucien Euligene; three brothers-in-law,
Esperans Phelicien, St-ilien; two sisters-in-law, Cixcel
and Nou Nou; three grandchildren, Mikeandy, Marverda
and Sherlanda; nieces and nephews, Rose-Marie
Michelien, Cassandra Michelien, Saintfonie
Euligene, Yolna Pierre-Louis, Marianne Cadet, Natasha
Rufin, Jessie Rufin, Mr and Mrs D Rufin, Louiseanna,
Ketly Louis-Jean, Merlande Louis, and Manoucha Bien-
aimer, Sainterese Saintcharles, Rosette Massillan, Rore-
lamie Massillon, Charlene, Lovanie, T-melee Saintcharles,
Sherlanda Joseph, Bernadette Rufin, Jenny Dorestin,
Phelinor, Phelimond, Saint-eme, Saint-Rinor Charles,
Mike Rufin, Dalet, Renold, Winston and Arnold Pierre-
Louis ,Daniel and Rodnell Cadet, Alex Louis-Jean, Joseph;
cousins, Medilia Cadet, Doussou Saintilnor, Chase, Yvose,
Aliyah, Sainmelfor Mesidor, Gelisma and Germaine
Louis-Jean, Madelia Dieunou; other relatives and friends
including, Widelane Austell, Maulande Merizier, Marie-
Guerda Verius, the Brave family, the Sama family, the
Cassie family, the Dorestin family, Shawn, Marvin, Steven
Maxsette, Ernest Louissaint, Our Lady's Church family,
the Rufin family and Washington Street family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral
Home, Market Street from 10-6pm on Friday and on
Saturday at the church from 10am until service time.



WEEK 5

¢ DENVER BRONCOS
AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS



Bold Prediction. Ladanian
Tomlinson will wake up early
Sunday morning, look down
at his feet and force himself to
wiggle his big toe (see Uma
Thurman post hospital scene
in Kill Bill). His toe will move,
he will remember how to use
his feet. He will remember
how to run. He will remember
the before time, the long long
ago, when he was a top flight
back, the premier rusher in
the league when he was held
in such high regard that he
stared in various Campell's
Chunky Soup commercials.
Either this happens or the
entire international media
bombards newsrooms with
"Holy Crap Kyle Orton is 6-0
stories.” Seriously, have you
ever seen anything more
incredible than Kyle Orton,
a rookie running back, and a
rookie head coach leading an
undefeated team five weeks
into a season? There were
three people in the world that
saw this coming — Josh
McDaniels’ parents and Bill
Simmons. Simmonsness is
next to godliness, but LDT in
his prime was next to no one
(Maybe Barry Sanders, Eric
Dickerson, Walter Pay-
ton...you get the idea).

Ly

CHARGERS over BRONCOS

¢ CHICAGO BEARS
AT ATLANTA FALCONS

With what's going on in
Denver, Jay Cutler has no
choice but to make the Bears
great. It's like when you force
an argument to break up with
a girl that's only average look-
ing, but then she somehow
ends up with some rich, Mer-
cedes Benz driving, Channing
Tatum look alike. Think Ted-
dy from 90210. Did you see
what happened to Navid and
Adriana when Teddy moved
back to West Beverly? When
your ex gets with Channing
Tatum, that’s an incredible
amount of pressure. How do
you respond with anything
less than Scarlett Johansson?
Jay Cutler has to have a Scar-
lett Johansson or he'll regret
ever breaking up with the
Broncos. On top of it all, he
has to battle with the gargan-
tuan Jay CUtler than just won
another Mr. Olympia
title...there’s nothing more
important to celebrities than a
battle for name recognition.

BEARS over FALCONS

¢ HOUSTON TEXANS
AT CINCINNATI BENGALS

If not for that ridiculous tip
and catch from Kyle Orton to
Brandon Marshall to Bran-
don Stokely in week one, the

Funeral Announcement

Harold Augustus Adderley, 86
Past Master of St Anthanasius Lodge #19

of Deadman's Cay, Long Island,
will be held on Saturday, October
17th, 2009 at 10:30am at St John's
Anglican Church in Buckleys.
Officiating will be Rev'd Fr Ernest
Pratt, assisted by Rev'd Paulette
Cartwright. Interment will follow
in Deadman's Cay Public
Cemetery.

Left to cherish his everlasting
memories are his loving wife of
sixty one years: Lorene Adderley;
6 sons: Albert, Bernard Sr., Curtis,
Patrick, & Philip Adderley,
Harold Johnson; 4 daughters:
Gwendolyn Thompson, Rosenia
Adderley, Gail & Edith
Turnquest; 19 grandsons:
Berard Jr., Ryan, Patrick Jr.,

Curtis Jr., Raymond, Mickael, Harold, Loren, Terrell, Philip Jr., &
Akeem Adderley, Cherad Carroll, Const. 1895 Leroy Rolle Jr., Travis
Johnson, Andrew, Noel, Jeffery, Salis Jr., & Caden Turnquest; 21
granddaughters: Deatrice, Rosemary, Kia Patrice, Samara, Shelly
Larissa, Rechea, Philippa, Sharina, Shian, Phede, & Dianna Adderley,
Cherell Carroll, Kastacia Thompson, Janene Johnson, Lagloria &
Carolyn Burrows, Charity McHardy, Pamela & Ovina Turnquest,
Anita Gibson & Kayla Rolle; 1 sister: Emma Wells: 1 brother: Allan
Cartwright; 3 sisters-in-law: Beatrice & Grace Cartwright, Edna
Wells; 1 brother-in-law: Erskine Wells; 3 daughters-in-law: Ethel
Johnson, Ann & Stephanie Adderley; 3 sons-in-law: Keith Thompson,
Rexville Adderley, & Salis Turnquest; nephews: Vernon & Vandyke
Adderley, The Hon. Tennyson Wells, Charlie, Richard, Guildford,
Wayne & Kevin Wells, Allan Cartwright Jr., Tony Cartwright, Leslie
& Lynden Burrows; nieces: Anita Cooper, Debra Claridge, Erma
Smith, Cecelia Collins, Yvonne Adderley, Rosenia Pyfrom, Iris Pinder,
Angie Cartwright, Maud Bridgewater, Dorothy Treco, Maxine Richie,
Patsy Harding, Zealy Knowles, Petetuia, Juanita Francis Burrows,
Fayretta Turnquest, Angelina Turnquest, Dellarese Adderley, Shirley
Turnquest, & Marina Wells; adopted children: Clarence, Forrester,

Norris Carroll, Linda Major, Dian, Carolyn

& Val Carroll; special

friends including: Joseph & Virgie Carroll, Carl & Effie Cartwright,
Annie Turnquest, Errington Watkins, Vincent Burrows, Iris Farquharson
& Family, Ruth Watkins & Family, Sybil McHardy & Family, Wade
Smith, Gerona Adderley, Lynn Wells, Louise Fox, Gretal Ford, Nora
Cartwright, Elias, Noah, Okell, Theresa, Joy, & Dolly Cartwright,
Douglas & Martin Turnquest, Keith Carroll, Waylen & Marvin
McCardy, Sherwin & Sherlock Turnquest, Nurse Pearline & Glenroy
Burrows, Wendall Cartwright, Mr. & Mrs. Delbert Cartwright, Millie
& Percy Taylor, Mr. Lawrence Cartwright, M.-P., Ian Knowles, Mia
Lady, Anthony & Gigi Darville, James & Maria Watkins, Albena
Harding, Wadrick Burrows and Antonio McHardy, Staff of Deadman’s
Cay Clinic, Dr. Forte’s Clinic & Staff, St. Anthanasius Lodge #19,
The National Insurance Board, Water & Sewerage Corp., BTC, Ministry
Of Agriculture, and the entire Long Island especially the community
of Deadman’s Cay and many others too numerous to mention.

Viewing will be held at the church on Friday from 3pm until service

time Saturday.

Instead of flowers the family request that donations be sent to St
Anthanasius Anglican Church Building Fund.

Arrangements by Mount Olive Funeral Chapel, Long Island.



Bengals would be undfeated.
More impressively than any-
thing else. They ended the
"Hard Knocks" curse. HBO
has never featured a team on
"Hard Knocks" and have that
team go on to have a success-
ful season. The Bengals are
poised to do it because of one
phrase..." Chal Please." If the
next generation remembers
Ochocinco for anything, let it
be for the fact that he has
made it acceptable for mid-
dle aged white men to say
"Chal Please" on national
television.

BENGALS over TEXANS

¢ BUFFALO BILLS
AT NY JETS

The Jets lost twice in a row
and sanity has finally returned
to every writer, analyst and
pundit in the world. Thank
God. Three weeks into the
season, we all knew Mark
Sanchez was the rookie of the
year and the next Joe Mon-
tana, we all knew Rex Ryan
was the coach of the year and
the next Bill Walsh, we all
knew the Jets Defense was
the most remarkable since the
'85 Bears, and we knew the
Jets were on their way to the
SuperBowl. Two weeks later,
after the Saints Drew Brees'd
them into the ground and the
Dolphins embarassed New
York with the Wildcat, all is
once normal again and as a
Dolphin fan I can bask in the
fact that the J-E-T-S suck!
suck! suck! Off Topic...despite
the fact the Wildcat offence
has nothing to do with the
University of Kentucky,
somehow I feel connected to
this whole thing and take spe-
cial pleasure that the catalyst
of the Dolphins success is also
the mascot of my alma mat-
ter. I'm directly responsible
for the Dolphins winning.

JETS over BILLS

¢ DETROIT LIONS
AT GREEN BAY PACKERS

Is it Thanksgiving already?
No one told me about this.
The last thing I remember is
watching Meet the Browns
and I feel asleep. Was it that
unfunny that I slept for two
months? Yes. Yes it was.

PACKERS over LIONS

¢ BALTIMORE RAVENS
AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Two very good teams. Two
similar styles. Possible Super-
Bowl matchup. Here's what
separates them...the differ-
ence between Jay-Z and Lil
Wayne. The Ravens are like
Jay-Z: with them on the
schedule you know what
you're getting. The method's
been tested, it's won a cham-
pionship, but now we just
spend most of our time won-
dering, after seeing them do it
for so long how much longer
can they function at the time.
The Ravens defence has lost
consecutive games within the
last two minutes, something
that seemed nearly impossi-
ble as few years ago. As for
Jay-Z, there's a reason most
of the featured artists on the
Blueprint made cameo
appearances just to make a
good chorus...we all know
what happened when he let
Eminem go in on Renegade.
The Vikings are more like LI
Wayne because the have
much of the same skillset.
They're building a reputation
to a point where you expect
greatness in just about every
effort but they were still one
or two elements away from
the top. Insert Drake (In the
Vikings case, Brett Farve) and
you have the final motivating
piece to take the throne.

VIKINGS over RAVENS

¢ NY GIANTS
AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

In games like this, what's
the betting system going on
in the Manning household? If
Archie's old team beats Eli,
does Eli force him into a nurs-
ing home? If Eli wins does
Archie get so annoyed he
blurts out at family dinner
that Peyton is the favourite
son? Who does their mom
take in a fantasy draft? Will
someone pay attention to
Cooper Manning? Why don't
these people have a show
already?

GIANTS over SAINTS

e CLEVELAND BROWNS
AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS

The Browns only win came
in a game where there were
no touchdowns scored. In one
year they traded away Bray-
lon Edwards and Kellen
Winslow. They do not deserve



serious recognition.

STEELERS over STEELERS

¢ CAROLINA PANTHERS
AT TAMPA BAY BUCS

I will watch this game for
one sole reason, my fantasy
livelihood depends on the
Tommy-John repaired arm of
Jake Delhomme. Having to
rely on Jake Delhomme is
one of the cardinal sins of fan-
tasy football. It's right up
there alongside "Never trust
Reggie Bush, start both Ron-
nie Brown and Ricy Williams,
and start any defense that's
playing against the Rams."
There's no way I can watch
what happens, it’s too nerve
wrecking. I just got charged
with defusing a nuclear bomb
with 10 seconds left on the
timer. It's going to be a long
climb back to .500

PANTHERS over BUCS

¢ KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
AT WASHINGTON REDSKINS

Only the chiefs could have
found a way to lose that game
against the Cowboys. Well
that's not entirely true. The
Rams, Bucs, Lions, Raiders
and Bills all would have found
a way to lose that game...but
the Chiefs did it with a special
kid of putridity. Only that sec-
ondary could make Miles
Austin look like Jerry Rice.
The Redskins players took a
step forward speaking out in
favour of Head Coach Jim
Zorn which brought about
two thoughts? What in the
world did an awful coach like
Zorn do to earn their trust
and in what situation would
underlings vouch for some-
one so terrible at leading
them? Stephon Marbury did-
n't vouch for Isaiah Thomas,
Spiro T. Agnew didn't vouch
for Nixon, Silver and Adrian-
na didn't even vouch for Nao-
mi when she sent out the mas-
sive text message of Annie in
an uncompromising position,
I won't vouch for Dale.

SKINS over CHIEFS

¢ ST. LOUIS RAMS
AT JACKSONVILLE JAGS

Here's what would really
make the Rush Limbaugh sto-
ry interesting. Rather than
putting the brakes on his
minority ownership bid, the
NFL should encourage it. As
a matter of fact it should serve
as some sort of punishment
for the Rams players: You
keep playing like a pee wee
football team and losing these
lopsided games and we'll let
Rush Limbaugh sign the pay-
cheques. There is NOTHING
that would make Steven Jack-
son run harder, Donnie
Avery catch more passes and
Leonard Little get more
sacks. It could also force a
flurry of trade demands by
the entire roster. The Dol-
phins would have to capitalise
on that right.

JAGS over RAMS

¢ ARIZONA CARDINALS
AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

The most consistently fluc-
tuating divison in football will
once again have another team
at the end of the season.
Unfortunately for both these
teams...this year it'll be the
49ers.

CARDS over SEAHAWKS

¢ PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
AT OAKLAND RAIDERS

Is JaMarcus Russell play-
ing? Is Al Davis owning? Is
Darren McFadden hurting?
For these reasons and
Dale...I'll never pick the
Raiders to win.

EAGLES over RAIDERS

¢ TENNESSEE TITANS
AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Who didn't see this Titans
freefall coming after Albert
Haynesworth left for free
agency? I did. I think Chris
Johnson did. Haynesworth
definitely did. Just like every-
one heralded the Jets as the
next dynasty after three wins,
people were throwing the
Patriots under the bus faster
than the "Balloon Boy" story
developed legs yesterday. You
have to love it. Tom Brady
and Randy Moss are two
touchdown passes away from
a slew of "they've still got it,
its 2007 all over again!" col-
umn. By the way, do any of
you remember Vince Young?
How horrible must he be that
Jeff Fisher refuses to bring
him off the bench despite the
season being virtually over
and starting a 45-year-old at
quarterback?

PATS over TITANS

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LOCAL NEWS
FROM page one



Appeal halts Maxo Tido death warrant

tion to apply to Her Majesty in Coun-
cil (Privy Council), for special leave
to appeal against the judgment of the
Court of Appeal dated 14th October
2008, in the above mentioned case.
“No further action will be taken at

poor person against the conviction
and sentence of murder”.

“The Ministry was further advised
that Counsel had served a ‘notice of
intended application’ on the Director
of Public Prosecution of their inten-

this time with respect to the matter,
pending the outcome of the appeal at
the Privy Council. The Ministry wish-
es to advise the public that the Laws
of The Bahamas will continue to be
followed,” the statement read.

ATLANTIS



WILFRED MCPHEE JR (above) and Edwin Bauld Jr (below) outside

of court yesterday.



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Pair found guilty of

Photos: Derek Carroll

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was discovered in a ditch near
the Casuarina Bridge on
October 22, 2007. A 500-
pound boulder was found
resting on the side of his face.
He was bound by the hands
and feet.

Bauld and McPhee had
plotted to rob Corporal Bain
of money. Bauld used his girl-
friend to lure the police offi-
cer to the Island Seas Beach,
where he and McPhee accost-
ed him and robbed him of his
ATM card and his 1999 Hon-
da.

The men stole a total of
$4,500 from Corporal Bain’s
Commonwealth bank account
using his ATM card.

Acting Justice Jethro
Miller dismissed the jury
around 2.30pm to deliberate
after delivering a very lengthy
summation.

The jury deliberated for
three hours before returning
with the guilty verdicts. How-
ever, they returned around
5.40pm requesting clarifica-
tion on the issue of
manslaughter and murder in
McPhee’s case.

The mother of Corporal

remained silent as all seven
guilty verdicts were read by
the foreman.

Prosecutor Vernal Collie
indicated that the Crown
would be seeking the death
penalty in relation to the
count of murder.

He noted that psychiatric
evaluations and probation
reports are usually ordered
by the court before sentenc-
ing.

A tentative date of January
18 was set down for a sen-
tence hearing. Justice Miller
remanded Bauld and McPhee
to Fox Hill Prison.

Margaret Johnson, the
mother of Corporal Bain, said
that justice was served in her
son’s death.

She thanked Prosecutor
Collie and all those persons
who had supported and
prayed for her.

“Tam very happy and
pleased with the verdict. I
thank God for everything - I
put it in God’s hands a long
time ago.

“Now my son could rest in
peace...his death could not
have gone in vain,” she said.

Defence closes its
case in Travolta trial

FROM page one

Ambulance Services company, was back on the witness stand

briefly yesterday as a defence witness for Lightbourne.
Lightbourne and Bridgewater both chose to make unsworn

statements from outside the prisoner’s dock on Wednesday.

They are accused of attempting to extort $25 million from
American actor John Travolta.

The jury yesterday questioned whether it was the policy of
the Emergency Medical Services department to destroy a
refusal of transport document after a patient had received
care.

“Not to my knowledge,” Mr Garvey said. The jury also ques-
tioned as to who had given him the refusal of transport docu-
ment to file. Mr Garvey said that EMT Derrex Rolle had giv-
en him the document.

On Wednesday, Mr Garvey told the court that on January 2,
he and EMS manager Selvin Strachan while in Eight Mile
Rock intercepted the ambulance which had been dispatched to
Old Bahama Bay that morning.

Mr Garvey said he switched places with Lightbourne who had
been driving the ambulance carrying Jett’s body. He told the
court Jett was taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital and dur-
ing a briefing that day Rolle had handed over documents to him
including a refusal of transport form.

Mr Garvey also told the court on Wednesday that on Jan-
uary 2, he received a telephone call from a man and informed
him he was not the person who had access to the refusal of
transport form and gave him Lightbourne’s contact information.

Senior Justice Anita Allen is expected to give her summation
on Tuesday. The trial is expected to resume on Monday at
10am.

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tember 29, 2009, during a
meeting of the 49th Direct-
ing Council of the PAHO.

Dr Dahl-Regis said the
award was an honour for
not her alone, but also for
those who work in public
health, “particularly the
women, and my country,
the Bahamas.”

“JT think it’s very special
to be recognised in such an
arena,” she said.

During her remarks, she
said public service and pub-
lic health have been the
most rewarding parts of her
medical career.

“As I accept this award, I
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did not accomplish this on
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friends.

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ly, providing equitable, cul-
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Also at the ceremony was
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opment Minister, Sen Dion
Foulkes. He described Dr
Dahl-Regis as a “daughter
of the soil,” and spoke of
her “tremendous invest-
ment in advancing the
health and well-being of the
people of the Bahamas, the
Caribbean and the world.”

“Dr Dahl-Regis, because
you are at the helm as the
chief medical officer of the



MINISTER OF LABOUR and Social Development Dion Foulkes (right) shares a light moment with Chief
Medical Officer Dr Merceline Dahl-Regis (centre) and Director General of the World Health Organisa-
tion Dr Margaret Chan.

Chief Medical Officer

Dahl-Regis is hailed
by the PAHO/WHO

Dr Merceline Dahl-Regis accepts
2009 Award for Administration

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dengue, AHIN1 and other
diseases threaten to desta-
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of life and overall well-
being,” Senator Foulkes
said.

Leadership

Dr Dahl-Regis’ leader-
ship has been recognised
throughout the region, as
recently as the Caucus of
CARICOM Ministers of
Health a week before,
where references were
made to her active engage-
ment in addressing the
health challenges faced by
the region.

At a private reception,
Bahamas Ambassador to
the US Cornelius Smith
noted that Dr Dahl-Regis
was a health ambassador,
and that the award recog-
nises her leadership in the
region.

Ambassador Smith point-
ed out that Dr Dahl-Regis
was Bahamas and
Caribbean educated, and
that although she had the
option of staying in the US
after obtaining a degree in
public health from Johns
Hopkins University and lec-
turing at Howard Universi-
ty, she chose instead to
return to the Bahamas.

Dr Dahl-Regis began her
career at the Princess Mar-
garet Hospital, and was
appointed chief medical
officer in 1997.

She established the Plan-
ning Unit in the Ministry of
Health, designed to predict
and map future develop-
ments in medicine and to
plan national programmes
for the public system while
considering the advances
being made in the private
sector.

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‘miniscule sums’ to government

rime Minister Hubert
Ingraham yesterday said
he is “angered” by the fact
that “some banks” with
operations in The Bahamas are able
to “repatriate huge profits” from the
country while paying “miniscule
sums” to the Bahamian government.
He said he would like to “begin to
look at” the issue, providing for The
Bahamas to get greater economic
benefits from the banking industry.
“T find it very distasteful, and I
am very annoyed by it ... quite
frankly, angered would be a better
word,” said Mr Ingraham in the
House of Assembly yesterday.

Maritime Authority Bahamas should start signing off

“In principle, The Bahamas would
have no problem in entering into
double taxation agreements. Unfor-
tunately our taxation in The
Bahamas is not evolved like Barba-
dos to be able take advantage of the
various things that are normally
taxed in other countries.

“For instance, I find it very dis-
tasteful, and Iam very annoyed by it
quite frankly, angered would be a
better word, that some of the banks
in The Bahamas are able to repatri-
ate huge profits from The Bahamas
and pay miniscule sums (to this
country’s government), and that if
there was a tax on banks in The



PRIME MINISTER Hubert Ingraham (AP)

Bahamas, a low tax of two per cent,
five per cent or whatever, that they
would be able to deduct that amount
from the tax they pay in Canada, or
wherever else.

“Banks in The Bahamas are able
to make profits here in this country,
send it to Barbados, to their opera-
tion in Barbados, Barbados gets its
share of taxes and then they pay
their home country and we get a pit-
tance.”

“So I was seeking to get the leader
of the Opposition to say whether his
party was now prepared to begin to
look at these matters,” said Mr
Ingraham.

eyes 25-30 per cent
revenue growth in
‘next few years’

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

THE Bahamas Maritime
Authority is looking to grow
its revenue by 25 to 30 per
cent in the “next few years”
by expanding its registry to
include mega yachts and air-
planes, according to Minister
of the Environment Earl
Deveaux.

This is just one of “a num-
ber of new initiatives” being
pursued by The Bahamas
Maritime Authority’s (BMA)
Board of Directors which
would require amendment to
the Maritime Authority Act,
Dr Deveaux said yesterday.

Given the number of high
value individuals residing in
The Bahamas and taking
advantage of our wealth man-
agement expertise, the Minis-
ter said the BMA Board sees
these types of registration as
an “area of great opportuni-
ty” for the country if sup-
ported by an “aggressive mar-
keting” campaign.

Presently, the BMA brings
in around $14 million a year
in gross revenue, of which it
returns about half to the trea-
sury.

In addition to this plan,
numerous new professional
jobs could be created in The
Bahamas if the BMA moves
what is anticipated to be
around “half of its functions”
that are currently abroad - in
London and New York City -
back to The Bahamas.

“In seeking to reduce costs
and increase opportunities for
Bahamians” the Board is
presently “working assidu-
ously” towards identifying
exactly which activities that
are currently undertaken
abroad by the BMA could
take place here instead.

“The signs are very encour-
aging,” said the Minister.

“We can man an office
here, we have the communi-

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cations in place, we have the
connecting flights in place and
the timezone is right for alot
of the world trade, so they
felt...there was a huge oppor-
tunity for the Bahamas to
increase employment and the
activities of the BMA.”

Dr Deveaux said that this
intended evolution of the
BMA, expected to bring
enhancements in its efficiency
and levels of service, are in
large part a response to a
growing competitive threat
from the Marshall Islands
over the last five years.

“We need to do something
different to what we are doing
now to compete with the
Marshall Islands. We need to
be infinitely more flexible in
responding to requests,” said
Dr Deveaux.

Meanwhile, the Minister
noted that a private shipping
company - the Campbell
Shipping Company - is also
progressing in its plans to
work in concert with the gov-
ernment to set up a maritime
training institute where
Bahamians and others from
the Caribbean and Latin
American region can come to
become certified crew mem-
bers.

“There’s a huge opportuni-
ty in the area of seafarers.
Ship owners say they face
many challenges from
untrained labour at sea,” said
Dr Deveaux.

Demand for qualified sea-
farers presently outstrips the
supply, and while most of the
world’s seafarers presently
originate in India and the
Phillipines, a maritime instu-
titute in The Bahamas could
change that.

“The source of funding
would come from the flag
states of the world. They need
seafarers of every description
particularly engineers and
captains,” said Dr Deveaux.

The Minister revealed these
developments in the Bahami-
an maritime industry in par-
lament yesterday in response
to a question from opposition
spokesperson on maritime
affairs, Englerston MP Glenys
Hanna Martin about what is
being done to make The
Bahamas a “more significant
player in the Maritime indus-

try.”

on TIEAs by the end of October

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

IN addition to the three Tax Infor-
mation Exchange Agreements
already signed, The Bahamas has
concluded technical negotiations on
forging accords with eight further
countries, the Prime Minister
revealed yesterday.

He said The Bahamas should be
in a position to begin formally signing
off on those TIEAs by the end of
this month, with a view to concluding
all of them by the end of the year. So
far, each technical agreement has
been initialled “as evidence of our
having agreed them,” added the
Prime Minister.

Once this is done, the Bahamas
would need to sign one more TIEA
to be in compliance with standards
set out by the Organisation for Eco-
nomic Cooperation and Develop-
ment (OECD) in April of this year in
order to be removed from the risky
“grey list” of countries who are
viewed as not fully compliant with
international tax standards. The

OECD is calling for each country to
conclude at least 12 TIEAs.

The Bahamas has concluded
TIEAs with the US, and more
recently, Monaco and San Marino.

Mr Ingraham made this disclosure
in Parliament yesterday following
comments by Opposition members,
Opposition leader Perry Christie and
MP for Fox Hill, Fred Mitchell.

Mr Christie said the public and the
financial services sector in particu-
lar needs to know where the Gov-
ernment stands in terms of taking
action to protect the country’s second
“lifeline” industry.

Mr Mitchell noted that the recent
announcement by French bank BNP
Paribas that they would be pulling
out of The Bahamas “sent a chill”
through the industry, causing some
industry professionals to imagine
they may have to find alternative
employment within the next few
years, while Mr Christie said that
there is a concern that should The
Bahamas not conclude new TIEAs
promptly enough “more European
banks will follow” the French bank’s
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status.

They were speaking during yes-
terday’s debate on a bill for an Act to
Amend the Criminal Justice and
International Cooperation Act,
which provides for The Bahamas to
render assistance in criminal matters
to countries with which it does not
have mutual legal assistance treaties.

Through the amendment - passed
in Parliament after receiving support
from both sides - the Government is
moving to also provide assistance to
foreign authorities in tax matters, “in
line with prevailing international
standards”.

Mr Ingraham described the change
as evidence of a “substantial shift in
the policy of The Bahamas”.

Although The Bahamas has been
committed to “strict bank secrecy”
since 1965, Mr Ingraham noted that
pressure from powerful nations has
“changed the rules of the game”.

Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Belgium,
Andorra and other so-called “tax
havens” have all submitted to greater
tax transparency and The Bahamas is
“following suit”, said Mr Ingraham.



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By SANDY SHORE
AP Energy Writer

DENVER (AP) — Refin-
ers that make gasoline and
other fuels swiftly cut back on
production last week, the gov-
ernment reported Thursday,
sending energy prices jump-
ing across the board.

Oil prices hit a new high for
the year. Heating oil and nat-
ural gas prices also rose.

The Energy Information
Administration reported
Thursday that gasoline in
storage fell by more than five
million barrels at a time when
most energy experts expect-
ed supplies to grow yet again.

For consumers, that may
mean a slight bump upward
in pump prices but not much,

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experts believe.

The average national price
for retail gasoline has been
drifting lower for two months.
That price ticked up slightly
overnight, according to auto
club AAA, Wright Express
and Oil Price Information
Service.

Pump prices rose less than
a penny to $2.487 per gallon,
which is 7.6 cents less than
last month at this time and
well below the summer peak
of $2.69 reached in June. Last
year at this time, a gallon of
gas cost $3.12.

“This is probably enough
to drift up a little bit but it
should not be the first step on
the march back to $3,” oil
analyst Tom Kloza said.

Refiners have been idling

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facilities because of a lack of
demand at the same time that
others have been shut down
for routine maintenance.

Besides the report on gaso-
line, the dollar hit a 52-week
low on Thursday, which may
have also contributed to the
run-up in energy prices.

“The ignition switch for a
rally got hit twice today,”
Kloza said.

Crude and gasoline prices
have remained relatively sta-
ble for months with no clear
signs of an economic rebound.
But prices began to rise late
last week when Alcoa, which
kicks off the U.S. earning sea-
son, reported that it had
returned to profitability after
three straight quarterly losses.

One day after jumping
above $75 per barrel for the
first time this year, bench-
mark crude prices rose anoth-
er $2.40 to settle at $77.58 on
Thursday. At one point,
prices were three cents shy of
$78 per barrel.

While the government
reported that crude placed
into storage grew again last
week, it wasn’t as big of a
build up as many experts had
expected and that may have
helped push prices higher as
well.

Natural gas inventories also
grew, the EIA reported
Thursday, and levels now sit
nearly 15 per cent above the
five-year average.

Despite an uptick in prices,
consumers should still be in
for a relatively cheap winter
as far as heating the home.

“The good news here is that
heating oil distributors and
natural gas distributors for
that matter, too, were build-
ing stocks this past summer
when prices were at their low-
est,” said analyst Stephen
Schork. “They’re sitting on
cheap inventory so you’re not
going to see a major spike in
heating costs.”

The EIA has forecast an
eight per cent drop in heat-
ing bills this winter. The gov-
ernment reported that heat-
ing oil prices rose three cents
last week to $2.53 per gallon.
Last year at this time, a gallon
of heating oil cost $3.39.

Heating oil futures rose
7.53 cents to settle at $2.0181
a gallon while natural gas for
November delivery rose 4.6
cents to settle at $4.482 per
1,000 cubic feet. Gasoline for
November delivery gained
8.74 cents to settle at $1.9449
a gallon.

In London, Brent crude
rose $1.35 to settle at $74.45
on the ICE Futures exchange.

e Associated Press writers
Alex Kennedy in Singapore
and George Jahn in Vienna
contributed to this report.

THE newly-acquired Sandals
Emerald Bay resort will hold a
three-day job fair in Great Exu-
ma next week to find staff to
service the soon-to-re-opened
luxury hotel.

Ahead of its January launch,
Sandals yesterday announced it
is hiring managerial, superviso-
ry and line staff, as well as
reviewing former Four Seasons’
employees for future employ-
ment with the resort.

Sandals Resorts Internation-
al’s Director of Operations
Shawn DaCosta said: “We’re
delighted to announce that we
are now in a position to invite
people to be part of this exciting
project and join our team. We’ll
be looking for the very best can-
didates that share our philoso-
phy for giving guests more than
they expect and helping take
the travel industry by storm.”

The job fair will be held in
the resort’s conferencing facili-
ties between 9am and Spm next
Tuesday, October 20, Wednes-
day and Thursday.

All candidates seeking man-

agerial and supervisory posi-
tions can attend on day one,
while day two will be for for-
mer Four Seasons employees
only and Thursday will be for
assessment of potential line staff
and “other positions.”

“All attending candidates will
be interviewed by Sandals
Group directors and those suc-
cessful will be required to start
work at the end of December
in order to undergo the highly-
acclaimed Sandals training pro-
gram ahead of January’s open-
ing,” said a release from the
company.

Those who attend the fair are
asked to dress appropriately and
should bring up-to-date resumes
and any relevant original docu-
ments.

Former Four Seasons
employees, almost 500 of whom
lost their jobs when the prop-
erty closed in May of this year,
are asked to bring identification
with them to the event.

Sandals Emerald Bay is set
to open “The Marina at Emer-
ald Bay’ on November 10.

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BUSINESS ee
In a bad economy, banks trade their way to profits

By STEVENSON JACOBS
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — The
big banks are showing they
can still make money, even
as Main Street struggles —
though not from lending, refi-
nancing homes or other
bread-and-butter business.

Instead, they’re doing what
Wall Street does best — bet-
ting big on stocks, bonds,
commodities and other assets.

Citigroup, the shakiest of
the major banks during the
financial crisis, reported
Thursday it eked out a quar-
terly profit from trading,
despite suffering more losses
on consumer loans. Trading
also drove big profits at Gold-
man Sachs and JPMorgan
Chase.

That some banks are mak-
ing money now is a sign of
remarkable recovery from the
crisis a year ago. But the lop-
sided business model raises



questions about what happens
if trading profits fall off and
banks are left to rely on more
traditional operations.

After all, the economy is
still struggling to recover,
unemployment is approach-
ing 10 percent and Americans
are Saving money and trying
to pay down debt, not taking
on more.

“The good news is that
banks are in better shape. The
bad news is that they’re not
making loans to consumers
and businesses,” said market
analyst Edward Yardeni.
“That could come back to
bite them because these trad-
ing gains will only last so
long.”

Mindful of the problems
banks still face, investors
reacted cautiously a day after
the Dow Jones industrials
powered back above 10,000
for the first time in a year.
Stocks zigzagged for most of
Thursday before ending mod-

estly higher.

For now, trading is pretty
much the only way banks can
make money. And it’s more
lucrative because there are
fewer competitors, interest
rates are near zero and gov-
ernment subsidies have
allowed banks to borrow
cheaply and invest in assets
that offer the highest returns.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
has benefited more than
most. Famed for its trading
prowess, the New York
investment bank said Thurs-
day that third-quarter earn-
ings swelled to $3.03 billion,
more than triple what it made
a year ago.

As in past quarters, Gold-
man leaned heavily on its
trading operation — buying
and selling stocks, bonds, for-
eign currencies and com-
modities like oil and gold —
to make money.

“They’ve been on the mark
on the trading side,” said

Stephen Hagenbuckle, a prin-
ciple at private equity fund
TerraCap Partners.

Goldman’s strong showing
came a day after JPMorgan
Chase & Co. reported its own
big profits — $3.59 billion for
the quarter. That was even
more impressive because,
unlike Goldman, JPMorgan
has suffered heavy losses on
consumer loans like credit
cards and mortgages.

But JPMorgan’s strong
investment banking division
is “carrying the burden right
now,” banking analyst Bert
Ely said. “If not for that, they
would’ve lost money.”

Goldman’s quick recovery
allowed it to repay the $10
billion it received in govern-
ment bailout money. That
freed the company from
restrictions on employee pay,
which is on track to reach
record levels.

The company said it set
aside $16.7 billion, or nearly

half its net revenue, through
the first nine months of the
year for compensation, which
includes salaries, bonuses and
related costs.

Citigroup Inc., meanwhile,
offered a grim reminder of
just how shaky the economy
remains.

Helped by trading gains,
Citi reported a $101 million
profit in the third quarter. But
including the $288 million the
bank paid out in preferred
stock dividends, plus the deal
that gave the government a
34 percent stake in the bank,
it lost $3.24 billion.

The bank, one of the hard-
est hit during the recession,
said loan losses during the
quarter came to $8 billion.
That’s down from nearly $8.4
billion in the second quarter,
but a sign that people are still
defaulting in large numbers.

Banks have warned that
loan losses would continue
into next year. Citigroup
CEO Vikram Pandit said
improving the bad employ-
ment picture would be cru-

“Ultimately it’s going to
come down to how many jobs
are there in the country,”
Pandit told analysts. “And
that is probably the single
best driver of trying to figure
out what happens on a macro
basis.”

Experts don’t expect the
job market to pick up any-
time soon, meaning banks
could be relying on trading
gains for the foreseeable
future. While the economy
may be out of recession, the
unemployment rate isn’t
expected to peak until the
middle of next year.

For now, most big banks
“are holding their breath to
see what 2010 will mean for
retail profits,” said Brad
Hintz, investment banking
analyst at Sanford C. Bern-
stein & Co. “Will unemploy-
ment come down? Will the
consumer start spending? No
one knows.”

e AP Business Writers
Stephen Bernard in New
York and Ieva M. Augstums
in Charlotte, N.C. contributed

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Mariboroush St solution, commencing on the 8th day of October, 2009. Articles of The Public is hereby advised that |, YUCK TUNG WONG of
. Dissolution have been duly registered by the Registrar. The Joint Nassau. Bahamas. intend to change my name to TOMMY
Liquidators are Dermot S. L. Butler and David P. M. Blair. YUK WONG. If there are any objections to this change of
name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief
Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later
than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that GEORGY ALCITA of TALL
PINES OFF GLADSTONE ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any
person who knows any reason why registration/naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement of the facts
within twenty-eight days from the 16th day of October, 2009 to the
Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that we, JOHN HENRY
SAUNDERS AND NATASHA JOHNSON SAUNDERS
(a) BOLTDOWN INC. is in dissolution, of the Southern District the father and mother of STERLIN
SHAYNE BETHEL intends to change our son's name to
STERLIN SAMUEL SAUNDERS. If there are any objections
to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections
to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no

30) days after the date of publication of this notice.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that URA BELLE CLARKE of P.O.
BOX SS-5612, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-
eight days from the 16th day of October, 2009 to the Minister
responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau,

NOTICE

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required, on or before the 9th day of November, 2009 to send their
names and addresses, with particulars of their debts or claims, and
the names and addresses of their Attorneys (if any) to the Joint Liq-
uidators of the Company, c/o FT Consultants Ltd., One Montague

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Counsel & Attorneys

Bay Street, P.O. Box N-3932, Nassau, Bahamas.
Dated this 16th day of October, A. D. 2009.
Dermot S. L. Butler
David P. M. Blair
Joint Liquidators

NOTICE

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137 (4) (a), (b)

and (c) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, notice is hereby given that: -
We are seeking to hire a talented Attorney
to join practice in Abaco. Lawyers with 2-4
years experience, a strong record of academic
achievement, excellent writing skills, good
computer skills and experience in real property
transactions.

(b) The date of commencement of the dissolution
is the 9th day of September, A.D., 2009 and

(c) the Liquidator is C.B. Strategy Ltd., of 308

East Bay St.
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Marsh Harbour, Abaco
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C.B. Strategy Ltd.
LIQUIDATOR

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BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:
THURSDAY, 15 OCTOBER 2009
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,491.16 | CHG 14.59 | %CHG 0.99 | YTD -221.20| YTD %
FINDEX: CLOSE 789.77 | YTD -5.40% | 2008 -12.31%

Clie LcI nN TA

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WWW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE:242-323-2330 | FACSIMILE: 242-323-2320

52wk-Low

1.03
9.90
5.90
0.63
3.15
2.14
9.93
2.72
5.26
1.27
1.32
6.28
8.80

10.00
4.11
1.00
0.27
5.49
9.95

10.00

Securit y
AML Foods Limited
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Haldings
Commonwealth Bank ($1)
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean Bank
Focol (S)
Focol Class B Preference
Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson
Premier Real Estate

BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES - (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing b

52wk-Hi__ 52wk-Low
1000.00
1000.00
1000.00
1000.00

Security
Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +
Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +
Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) +
Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) +
52wk-Low Symbol
Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
RND Holdings

ABDAB
RND Holdings

Fund Name
CFAL Bond Fund
CFAL MSI Preferred Fund
CFAL Money Market Fund
Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund

1.3344
2.8952
1.4210
3.0941
12.3870
100.0000
93.1992
1.0000
9.0775
1.0000
1.0000
1.0000

Fidelity Prime Income Fund
CFAL Global Bond Fund

CFAL Global Equity Fund

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

FG Financial Diversified Fund

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00
52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks

52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks

Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day

Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

DIV § - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months

P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earings

KS) - 4-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007

KS1) - 3-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 7/11/2007

Previous Close Today's Close

10.75
5.90
0.63
3.15
2.37
9.93
2.72
5.54
3.00
2.05
6.28
9.30

10.00
4.11
1.00
0.27
5.59
9.95

10.00

Symbol
FBB17
FBB22
FBB13
FBB15

Change
1.15 0.00
10.75 0.00
5.90 0.00
0.63 0.00
3.15 0.00
2.37 0.00
9.93
2.72
5.83
2.93
2.05
6.28
9.30
10.00
4.11

Daily Vol.

0.00
0.00
0.29
-0.07
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00

1.00
0.27
5.59
9.95
10.00

Last Sale
100.00
100.00
100.00

Change Daily Vol.
0.00

100.00 0.00

Fidelity Over-The-Counter Securities

Bid $
7.92
2.00
0.35

Ask $ Last Price
8.42 14.00
6.25 4.00

Weekly Val.

0.40 0.55

Colina Over-The-Counter Securities

30.13
0.45

31.59 29.00
0.55 0.55

BISX Listed Mutual Funds

NAV
1.4038
2.8300
1.4946
3.0941

13.1751
101.6693
96.7398
1.0000
10.5884
1.0757
1.0305
1.0709

YTD%
3.72
3.75
4.25
-8.61
4.42
1.10
0.35
0.00
5.88
3.86
-0.24
3.24

Last 12 Months
5.20
-6.75
5.18

-13.59
5.86
1.67
-4.18
0.00
5.88
5.30
0.22
4.54

Div $

MARKET TERMS

YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

EPS $

0.00 7%
Prime + 1.75%
0.00 7%
Prime + 1.75%

EPS $
2.246

Div $
0.127
0.992
0.244

-0.877

0.125
0.055
1.406
0.249
0.419
0.111
0.625
0.420
0.322
0.631
0.332
0.000
0.035
0.407
0.952
0.156

ases)

Interest

19 October 2017

19 October 2022
30 May 2013
29 May 2015

Div $ P/E
0.000 N/M
0.480 N/M
0.000 256.6

0.000
0.001

4.540
0.002

0.000
0.000

9.03
261.90
Yield % NAV Date
31-Aug-09
30-Sep-09

9-Oct-09
31-Aug-09
30-Sep-09
30-Jun-09
30-Jun-09
31-Dec-07
30-Sep-09
30-Sep-09
30-Sep-09
30-Sep-09

EPS $ - A company's reported eamings per share for the last 12 mths

NAV - Net Asset Value
N/M - Not Meaningful

FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

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NOTICE is hereby given that EDLYN PETIT-FRERE
of SOLDIER ROAD, P.O. BOX N-9842, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written and signed
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 9th day
of October, 2009 to the Minister responsible for nationality and
Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

STEINER SPA RESORTS LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an extraordinary general
meeting of the shareholders of STEINER SPA RESORTS
LIMITED is hereby called to be held at the Registered Office
of the Company on the 19th day of November, A.D., 2009 at
10.00 o’clock In the forenoon of that day.

The object and purpose of the said meeting is to have laid
before the shareholders of the Company the account of the
Liquidator thereof, Robert Lazar showing the manner in which
the winding up of the Company has been conducted and the debts
and obligations of the Company discharged, and also to hear any
explanation that may be given by the Liquidator.

Dated this 14th day of October, A.D., 2009.

Robert Lazar
Liquidator





THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009, PAGE 9B



,5500 tax dodgers apply for
IRS amnesty programme

By STEPHEN
OHLEMACHER
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
Some 7,500 international tax
dodgers have applied for an
amnesty programme that
promises no jail time and
reduced penalties for tax
cheats who come forward, the
Internal Revenue Service
announced Wednesday.

The tax dodgers were hid-
ing money in more than 70
countries and on every conti-
nent except Antarctica.
Accounts ranged from just
over $10,000 to more than
$100 million.

Response to the pro-
gramme has been unprece-
dented, IRS Commissioner
Doug Shulman said.

“The whole idea of this
programme was to get peo-
ple in and get them on the
right side of the law,” Shul-
man said.

The IRS long has had a
policy that certain tax evaders
who come forward before
they are contacted by the
agency usually can avoid jail
time as long as they agree to
pay back taxes, interest and
hefty penalties. Drug dealers
and money launderers need
not apply. But if the money
was earned legally, tax
evaders can usually avoid
criminal prosecution.

Fewer than 100 people
apply for the programme in
a typical year, in part because
the penalties can far exceed
the value of the hidden
account, depending on how
long the account holder has
evaded US taxes.

In March, the IRS began a
six-month amnesty pro-
gramme that sweetened the
offer with reduced penalties
for people with undeclared
assets. The programme was
extended once, until Thurs-

day. Shulman said it will not
be extended again.

The programme is part of a
larger effort by the Obama
administration to crack down
on Americans who evade US
taxes by hiding assets in over-
seas accounts. In August, the
US and Switzerland resolved
a court case in which Swiss
banking giant UBS AG
agreed to turn over details on
4,450 accounts suspected of
holding undeclared assets
from American customers.

Shulman said the IRS is
stepping up efforts to track
the flow of illicit money from
Europe to Asia, Central
America and the Caribbean.
The agency is also opening
new offices in Beijing, Pana-
ma City and Sydney to pursue
criminal cases. Staffing is
being increased at other
offices, he said.

Shulman said the IRS is still
processing applications for
the amnesty programme. It is
too early to know how much
money will be recovered, he
said.

Shulman said accounts
included money from inheri-
tances, profits skimmed from
US companies and profits
earned overseas. Some of the
tax cheats had single accounts
while others had multiple
accounts in different coun-
tries. Some set up corpora-
tions to make it harder to
identify them, he said.

“These taxpayers are now
back in the US tax system,”
Shulman said.

Shulman said the IRS will
use information from the tax
cheats who have come for-
ward to go after bankers and
tax advisers who helped them
hide assets. The IRS is pro-
hibited by law from disclos-
ing the identities of the tax
cheats unless criminal charges
are filed.

Tax advisers have said the

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programme, combined with
the high-profile UBS case,
has generated a lot of calls
from nervous tax dodgers.
Shulman said applications
steadily picked up as the lat-
est deadline approached.

Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.,
applauded the IRS pro-
gramme but said Congress
needs to do more to crack
down on international tax
dodgers. Levin has worked
on the issue as chairman of
the Senate Permanent Sub-
committee on Investigations.
He estimated the US loses
$100 billion a year in tax rev-
enue because of international
tax cheats.

At least one advocacy
group was unimpressed with
the results of the IRS pro-
gramme.

“The IRS needs to put
away the celebratory fire-
crackers,” said Dean Zerbe,

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Airport. These stores will be world class in design and appearance with a distinctive ‘sense of
place’ and will offer uniquely 100% Bahamian manufactured/produced products at

competitive prices,

Four inline stores have been identified in the new terminal for these uniquely Bahamian
products; the categories are as follows:

. Jewelry, Arts and Crafts
. Soaps, Candles, Oils, Etc.

. Straw and related articles
. Other Bahamian made products

There will be additional Requests for Proposals issued over the next few months covering
additional inline stores for general retail plus kiosks and carts.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
i. Proponents must be Bahamian and incorporated in The Bahamas.
ii, Proponents must have operated a retail facility within the last three (3) years.

NAD'S GOALS AND OBJECTIVES ARE 10:

(a) achieve a high standard of excellence and customer service;

(b) offer a mix of concepts that will help to enhance the image of the Nassau Airport as a

world class airport;

(cl offer retail choices to passengers at reasonable prices;

(d) offer a mix of local, regional and national and international brands

(2) develop and design retail facilities that complement the qualities of the new terminal
while recognizing the distinctive spirit, character and ‘sense of place’ of The Bahamas; and

(Ff) optimize revenue to NAD.

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National Whistleblowers
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gramme has gotten at best a
thimble of the offshore tax
cheats.”

The center is unhappy with
the way the IRS and the Jus-
tice Department handled the

case of UBS whistleblower
Bradley Birkenfeld.

In August, Birkenfeld was
sentenced to more than three
years in federal prison, even
though prosecutors said the
information he provided was
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Bain and Grants
Town.

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areplacement to Dr
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in the House of eae assume the duties of
Assembly, PLP the leader of Oppo-
leader Perry Christie revealed sition Business in the House
yesterday. effective immediately.

Mr Christie also wished his
competitor luck in his future
endeavours but warned omi-

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Mr Christie made the
shocking revelation - which
caught many MPs off guard
- about an hour after Dr
Nottage announced he

PM pokes fun at Opposition

By TANEKA THOMPSON
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tthompson@tribunemedia.net

PRIME Minister Hubert Ingraham poked fun at the
Opposition party yesterday, ridiculing the PLP for being a
shadow of its former self.

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THE jury in the attempted extortion trial of
ex-PLP Senator Pleasant Bridgewater and for-
mer paramedic Tarino Lightbourne is expect-

ed to hear closing arguments when the trial
resumes on Monday.

The nine member jury was released early
yesterday after the defence closed its case. The
trial is now into its fourth week.

Marcus Garvey, manager of the Bahamas

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| REST VIEW Funeral
Home removes Agatha
Seymour's coffin from the
mausoleum yesterday.

By MEGAN
REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff
Reporter
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tribunemedia.net
































THE body of a pas-
tor’s wife was removed
from a makeshift mau-
soleum at the Evangelis-
tic Pentecostal Church in
Garden Hills yesterday
following complaints
from local residents.

Bishop Stanley Sey-
mour had buried his wife
Agatha in an above-
ground cement tomb
behind his church in
Chenile Avenue with
approval from the
Department of Physical
Planning in March.

But the burial sparked
controversy in the com-
munity as neighbours
complained of an
unpleasant odour ema-
nating from the mau-
soleum and said children
were frightened by the
nearby presence of a
body.

They petitioned the

SEE page two

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Pair found guilty of

police officer’s murder

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Edwin Bauld Jr and Wil- }
fred McPhee Jr were found guilty by a unan- }
imous vote of 12-0 for the murder Police Cor- }
poral Eddison Bain by a Supreme Court jury ;

on Thursday.

The jury also found Bauld and McPhee
guilty by a vote of 12-0 of kidnapping, two }

counts of robbery, and one count of stealing.

Bauld was also found guilty of two separate

SEE page 11










Three plead not guilty to

being on lottery premises

THREE people have pleaded not guilty to
being found on a premises where a lottery was
taking place.

Leona Davis, 55, of Martin Road, Frederick
Smith, 59, of Okra Hill, and Edward McPhee, 50,
of Garden View Estates, were arraigned before
Magistrate Subu Swain in Court 11, Nassau
Street yesterday on the charge.

It is alleged they were found in The Pond
Liquor Store on October 9. The accused were
granted $500 bail, and the case was adjourned to
March 26, 2010.

Arrest warrants were issued yesterday for
Randolph Scott, 56, and Elcin Morris, 45. The
two are accused of permitting a premises to pro-
mote, organise or conduct a lottery and permit-
ting a premises to being used for a lottery.

Appeal halts Maxo T ido death warrant

THE Ministry of Nation-
al Security has advised that
the reading of the death
warrant for Maxo Tido will
not be carried out as
planned, as attorneys for
Tido have filed an appeal
with the Judicial Commit-
tee of the Privy Council.

In a statement issued

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lined that on Tuesday,
October 13, 2009, the Min-
ister of National Security
had advised the Governor
General that the case of
Maxo Tido was
appropriate one” for the
Prerogative of Mercy to be
exercised and that the law

should take its course.
However, yesterday the
ministry was advised by Mr
Tido’s attorney that they
had been instructed to apply
to the Judicial Committee
of the Privy Council for spe-
cial leave to appeal “as a

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US Ambassador-designate
has arrived in Nassau

US AMBASSADOR-
DESIGNATE Nicole Avant
has arrived in Nassau, the US
Embassy announced.

Ms Avant arrived on
Wednesday and will be
sworn in as the 13th United
States Ambassador to the
Bahamas when she presents
her Letters of Credence to
the Governor General on
Thursday, October 22.

A statement issued by the
embassy read: “Ms Avant
fosters the bilateral partner-
ship between the two nations
through a commitment to
outreach efforts supporting
education, counter-drug and
crime prevention, sustainable
energy and healthcare pro-
grammes. Ms Avant spear-
heads several multi-national,
multi-agency operations to
combat international drug
trafficking and illicit weapons
shipments. These efforts pro-
tect US national interests and
promote safety throughout
the Caribbean.”


















Nicole Avant will be
sworn in next week

The daughter of entertain-
ment industry legend
Clarence Avant and philan-
thropist, Jacqueline Avant,
the ambassador-designate
was exposed to and raised
amidst a culture of music,
philanthropy and political
passion.

Being influenced by world
leaders and international cul-
tural icons led her to become
a leader in education, enter-
tainment, politics and phil-
anthropy.

Ms Avant has become
known for her efforts to
mobilise and engage the
younger generation towards
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about children and ensuring
that the less fortunate and
disabled are given every
opportunity for education
and equal access to mean-
ingful employment,” the
statement said.

For a number of years, Ms
Avant served as a board
member for the following
organisations:

¢ Best Buddies Interna-
tional — a global volunteer
movement that creates
opportunities for one-to-one
friendships, integrated
employment and leadership
development for people with
intellectual and develop-
mental disabilities.

e The Bogart Pediatric
Research Programme —

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which raises vital funds to
support early stage pediatric
cancer research at the Boga-
rt laboratories located at
Children’s Hospital Los
Angeles. The Bogart Pro-
gramme is dedicated to sup-
porting “bench to bedside’
research to find cures and
treatments for these diseases
and to enhancing the quality
of life of the children who
survive them.

In 2007, Ms Avant was
named one of the American
Cancer Society’s Next Gen-
eration Leaders.

In her professional capaci-
ty, Ms Avant served as an

academic counsellor at the
Neighborhood Academic Ini-
tiative, a University of South-
ern California mentorship
programme for high school
students that provided full
academic scholarships as well
as daily guidance and direc-
tion in social behavior and
social responsibility.

Most recently, she served
as vice president of Interior
Music Publishing and Avant
Garde Music Publishing
(1998-2009) and was the
Southern California finance
co-chairwoman of the Barack
Obama presidential cam-

paign.



US AMBASSADOR-DESIGNATE
Nicole Avant

Ms Avant is married to
Ted Sarandos, chief content
officer for Netflix Corpora-
tion. They have two children,
Sarah and Tony.

Body of pastor’s wife
removed after complaints

FROM page one

Department of Physical Plan-
ning to revoke the permission
and when nothing was done
they threatened to sue the gov-
ernment.

Bishop Seymour was
ordered to have Mrs Seymour’s
body removed in April and
again in August, but he refused
to give consent for the removal
carried out yesterday.

The pastor was not present
as Environmental Health staff
and gravediggers hacked at his
wife’s mausoleum and
removed her casket in a five-
minute no-nonsense procedure
shortly after 10am.

Her shining white and silver
casket was transported to the
Southern Cemetery in an
undertaker’s van and lowered
into the ground under the guid-
ance of Bishop Simeon Hall
who uttered prayers for her
soul’s eternal peace.

No friends or relatives of
Mrs Seymour’s attended the
second burial overseen by Rest
View Funeral Home, but two
women who knew her shed
tears at the anonymous
gravesite after a cement cov-
ering had sealed her new rest-
ing place.

Bishop Hall said: “I feel awk-
ward about doing this mainly
because many of our churches
have graveyards, or they will
have distinguished members of
the church buried at the
church, and many churches are
in residential neighbourhoods.

“We believe the person’s
sprit must be at rest, and we
trouble it when we move it
from place to place.

“So I sympathise with a fel-
low clergy, but also the law is
the law.”

Police had been called to
Mrs Seymour’s funeral on





THE COFFIN is lowered into the ground at the Southern Cemetery
under the guidance of Bishop Simeon Hall.

March 21 to prevent the mau-
soleum burial as Bishop Sey-
mour did not have the correct
documentation, but he went

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ahead with the burial when he
had obtained official permis-
sion one week later, sparking
controversy in the community.

Southeastern Division
Superintendent Stephen Dean
said: “The residents didn’t want
it there, they said there was an
odour and it really concerned
them.

“JT think after government
reviewed it they agreed it was-
mt a good place to put it. So I
think they should all rest now.”

Garden Hills MP Brensil
Rolle added: “At every stage
we tried to ensure the body was
removed with dignity and to
ensure the law was followed.”

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© In brief | COLLEGE OF BAHAMAS: POLL SHOWS 73 PER CENT BACK PARTY CHANGE

COB staff and students vote in
favour of new PLP leadership

Govt may
adopt British
rules for filing
appeals to the
Privy Council

GOVERNMENT is con-
sidering adopting Britain's
rules for filing appeals to
the Privy Council in order
to deter "frivolous" cases
from being heard at the
country's highest court of
appeal.
: : Speaking
| during a
debate in the
| House of
Assembly
yesterday,
Prime Minis-
ter Hubert
Ingraham
said Lord
Philips’
recent state-
ments on the cost of hear-
ing cases emanating from
former colonies did not
surprise him.

"The rules establishing
how you get to the Privy
Council were established a
long time ago. . . as a mat-
ter of principle I'd like to
say this we would seek in
the Bahamas to bench-
mark our rules for access
to the Privy Council
against the rules in the
United Kingdom from
their courts of appeal to
their highest court,” he
said.

Opposition MP for Fox
Hill Fred Mitchell said that
while the Privy Council is
used as one of the promo-
tional tools that the
Bahamas uses to prove
that its an attractive juris-
diction for investors, he
doubts that there are many
cases before the Privy
Council emanating from
the Bahamas.

"...if you have 10 cases
going to the Privy Council
a year, I would say that’s
plenty, I don't think the
numbers are actually sig-
nificant.

"The Privy Council is an
important policy court to
sort out matters, which
when the local jurisdiction
goes wrong, they get it
right. And we have a histo-
ry of the Court of Appeal
being corrected time and
time again by the Privy
Council, particularly on
matters which deal with
the rights of citizens. So I
think that is why people
have this concern about
access to this particular
court,” Mr Mitchell said.

The Fox Hill MP also
questioned if Lord Phillips,
Britain’s new Supreme
Court president, spoke on
behalf of the British gov-
ernment or was voicing a
personal opinion about the
cases coming from former
colonies.

"I'm certain that the
British government and
the sector responsible for
the economy of the United
Kingdom would not be
joining in the sentiment to
do away with Privy Council
services to countries in the
region. Britain makes an
enormous amount of mon-
ey from cases which were
referred from this country
and other countries in the
region,” he said.



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

STUDENTS and faculty
at the College of the
Bahamas voted overwhelm-
ingly in favour of new lead-
ership for the Progressive
Liberal Party in a poll that
was conducted over the past
few days.

According to Jamaal
Knowles, president of the
College’s Student Union,
the preliminary results after
more than 2,500 staff and
students were surveyed
show that a whopping 73 per
cent feel that if they were a
delegate at the upcoming
PLP convention, they would
vote in favour of new lead-
ership.

While this survey did not
differentiate which chal-
lenger for the leadership —
Paul Moss, Fred Mitchell, or
Dr Bernard Nottage — is
preferred, it did speak vol-
umes about what the stu-
dents and professors feel
about the PLP’s current
leadership with only 11 per
cent saying they would vote
to keep former prime minis-
ter Perry Christie.

The survey also touched
on social and economic
issues, such as the country’s
reliance on tourism and
whether or not there should

FRED MITCHELL

be reform of the country’s
current gaming laws.

Results

The results were as fol-
lows:

¢ 63 per cent of COB stu-
dents and faculty do not sup-
port the Bahamas’ level of
economic reliance on
tourism, while 20 per cent
support it

¢ 70 per cent of COB stu-
dents and faculty believe
that new leadership is need-
ed in government, while 13
per cent do not

¢ 43 per cent of COB stu-
dents and faculty are in sup-

BAIN AND GRANTS TOWN CONSTITUENCY HQ
Cheers and applause as Nottage
launches leadership campaign

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

PLP MP Dr Bernard Not-
tage officially launched his
campaign to become leader
of the party amidst cheers and
applause from supporters at
his Bain and Grants Town
constituency headquarters
yesterday.

Under a banner embla-
zoned with the logo, ‘Deci-
sive, Determined, and Dedi-
cated’, Dr Nottage stressed to
his supporters that his desire
to serve his country is not in
any way a reflection on the
capabilities of the party’s cur-
rent leader, Perry Christie.
The battle between these two,
which is considered by many
within the party to be the final
“clash of the titans”, is already
being described as an all-out
war.

In fact, it has already been
suggested by supporters of the
incumbent leader that Dr
Nottage would be seen as a
“traitor” if he were to chal-
lenge Mr Christie at the Octo-
ber 21 convention, as it was
Mr Christie who welcomed
Dr Nottage back into the par-
ty in 2005.

However, Dr Nottage
rejected any suggestion that
he is a traitor.

“T wasn’t told when I came
back to the PLP that I can
only come back if I don’t chal-
lenge for high office. I wasn’t
told that. If I was told that
then I would have to consider
whether or not that is a party
I wanted to come back to. But
thank God Almighty that is
not the kind of party that the
PLP was or is.

“And so am not a traitor.
I am just a Bahamian who is
patriotic, loyal, and passionate
about our country and its peo-
ple,” he said.

Dr Nottage explained to
the packed room that he has
travelled throughout the
country and has been well
received at every turn by sup-
porters who want to see
change in the party and a
more “aggressive” style of
leadership.

“The people I have met
want to know how we are
going to face the issues in
their communities. The peo-
ple in South Andros don’t
have anything to do. If you
don’t work for the govern-
ment you don’t work. In
South Eleuthera people say
the economy is standing still.
So people are very concerned.



“I am like
Teflon. It will just
flow off of me.
While they focus
on whatever the
negatives are, I
am going to focus
on the needs of
the people.”

Dr Bernard
Nottage



Very concerned. And so yes,
the response has been very
positive. Now other people
have gotten positive respons-
es too and everybody can’t
win,” he quipped.

Concern

However the doctor did
stress concern over the level
of transparency there will be
at the party’s upcoming con-
vention, stating that he would
like to see an amendment
added to the party’s constitu-
tion ensuring that all mem-
bers of the party — not only
stalwarts or super delegates —
will be allowed to vote.

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port of the gaming law
reform to include Bahami-
ans, while 36 per cent
oppose it

© 82 two per cent of COB
students and faculty would
vote for a third party if it
seemed to be an attractive
option

¢ 77 per cent of COB stu-
dents and faculty believe the
government needs to try a
new approach to immigra-
tion

¢ 55 per cent of COB stu-
dents and faculty don’t
believe the police and gov-
ernment are doing an ade-
quate job addressing the
crime problem, while 31 per
cent do

party where you belong to a
party, you pay your dues reg-
ularly, you are on a list, and
when an election is held
everybody who is a member
can vote. And the election
will not be conducted by sit-
ting officers who are also chal-
lenging in the election,” he
said.

Dr Nottage hinted that he
has “some support” within the
PLP’s parliamentary block —
but did not say if he thinks
the majority of PLP MPs are
backing him for leader.

He also assured PLP’s near
and far that whatever the out-
come of the upcoming elec-
tion, he is a PLP and will
remain one.

“T want to say that without
equivocation. I am a member
in good standing with the
PLP.

“T am loyal to its leader-
ship, I am loyal its to mem-
bership, I am loyal to my dear
constituency of Bain Town,
and there are no more diver-
sions for me. I am PLP,” he
said.

Dr Nottage said he is not
concerned about any political
attacks he or his family may
face in the coming week.

“Tam like Teflon. It will
just flow off of me.

“While they focus on what-
ever the negatives are, I am
going to focus on the needs
of the people,” he said.

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“The genesis for this sur-
vey,” Mr Knowles said, “was
to show the nation that we
at the college have a voice
and we need to be heard.

“JT don’t think there are
enough mediums for us to
voice our concerns to the
media and to the nation.
And this will hopefully fos-
ter more initiatives from stu-
dents to get engaged with
what is happening around
them.”

This survey, Mr Knowles
said, was compiled and cre-
ated based on advice from
both within and outside of
the college.

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The price of inaction on the environment

NEW YORK — News comes fast and
furious, bringing new issues and con-
cerns daily or even hourly. Political
debates rage at home, troubling head-
lines come in from overseas — it’s easy
to get caught up in all of it, especially if
the news is one’s stock in trade.

And in a democracy, of course, it’s
important for all of us to remain
informed about and involved in devel-
opments in domestic and international
events. But sometimes it’s also important
to take a longer view.

“One generation passeth away, and
another generation cometh: but the
earth abideth forever,” is what the Good
Book says.

In truth, a great deal of what we obsess
over today won’t much be remembered
or matter in a few decades, much less a
hundred years. The damage we are
doing to this Earth, however, does have
the potential to reach far into the future
and greatly alter the lives of those gen-
erations to cometh. That’s your grand-
children and mine, folks, and their kids
after them. Nevertheless, we hear pre-
cious little in the news these days about
the environment — except for global
climate change, about which we’re doing
precious little.

One story that did seem to make an
impression this past summer concerned
a section of the Pacific Ocean — a patch
now twice the size of Texas — that is a
concentrated, toxic stew of plastics. Plas-
tics that, if the mere fact of this doesn’t
concern you, are entering the food chain
on which we, humans, sit atop. There
was a week or so of concern and even
outrage about this, and people still bring
it up from time to time. But it’s yet to
become a rallying cry for change in how
we treat the oceans from which life arose
and which sustain us still.

These would be the same oceans that,
according to National Geographic, have
been producing large blobs of disease-
carrying mucus: “marine mucilage” —
clusters of dead and living organic mat-
ter that attract bacteria and viruses and

have been popping up in the Mediter-
ranean and Adriatic seas. They are
harmful to humans and fish and have
been increasing exponentially in recent
years. These would be the same oceans
that, according to report after report,
modern fishing techniques have cleaned
out to the point where all — all! — the
world’s fisheries are in danger of col-
lapse by mid-century. The same oceans
where larger species such as tuna and
swordfish consumed so much mercury
that to eat them with regularity is to
openly court mercury poisoning.

Surely, you may be thinking, the
world’s governments must be doing
something about all this. Well, they have.
In 2003, for example, 123 national sig-
natories to the U.N. Convention on Bio-
logical Diversity pledged to “achieve,
by 2010, a significant reduction of the
current rate of biodiversity loss at the
local, national and regional levels, as a
contribution to poverty alleviation and
to the benefit of all life on Earth.” This
week, leading biodiversity experts meet-
ing in South Africa concluded that the
parties to this convention will fall far
short of the goals to which they com-
mitted.

What is the price of inaction? The
answer, according to these same experts,
is that rates of extinction are dramati-
cally worse than even the most dire pre-
dictions of a few years ago.

We are gradually destroying the only
home we know, which is another way
of saying that we’re gradually destroying
ourselves. The signs have become unmis-
takable, but our governments and our
other institutions, built to respond to
short-term needs to the practical exclu-
sion of all others, are doing little to noth-
ing.

The needs of the present are always
pressing, but it may be time to start
thinking and acting long term, before
it’s too late to act at all.

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Where are the
watchmen for
the country?

LETTERS

EDITOR, The Tribune.

“Tf I shut up heaven that
there be no rain, or if I com-
mand the locusts to devour
the land, or if I send pesti-
lence among my people. If my
people, which are called by
my name, should humble
themselves and pray and seek
my face and turn from their
wicked ways, then will I hear
from heaven and forgive their
sins and will heal their land.”

It sounds as though the
pestilence is among the peo-
ple and the heaven is shut up.
Are any pastors listening to
the voice of God.”?

Where are the leaders of
these people, the leaders who
stand before the people every
Saturday and Sunday morn-
ing? Is their only concern
what they should eat and how
much tithes and offering and
how many anniversary gifts
they can receive or how many
politicians can come to church
on anniversary day or how
much Crown land they can
get?

As I sat and watched the
news on TV recently I saw
where the prophet or the man
of God met with some of the
leaders of the land. According
to what I heard on the TV, it
was not what it should have
been. The men of God should
have been saying “thus said
the Lord”, but instead they
were singing a different note.

This is why our country is
going the way it’s going in a
tailspin. Everyday there is a
killing. Where are the lead-
ers of the churches? The
question is found in Haggai

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2:3 “Who is left among you
that saw this country in her
first glory? And how do you
see it now? Is it not in our
eyes in comparison of it as
nothing”?

Iam confident that the glo-
ry of this latter times shall be
greater than the former thus
said the Lord of Host and in
this place will I give peace.
Peace will come if the lead-
ers of the various denomina-
tions will come together and
call a massive prayer and fast-
ing.

If they really care, should
not the Christian Council call
an Open-air prayer meeting at
least 10 nights that is, each
night on a different park in
the different areas. Do we
really want to pull down
strong holds? Let’s look at
what’s destroying our coun-
try. We have the sicknesses
of cancer, AIDS, sugar, high
blood pressure, bad stress and
now crime. These are things
that are affecting every man,
woman, boy and girl. Can’t
the leaders of these churches
see what’s going on or are you
waiting for the politician to
call the prayer meeting?

How do you think we got
this far? It’s because of the
prayer warriors and interces-
sors in our land and the great
prophets such as R E Cooper
Sr, Rev H W Brown, Rev Dr
John E Cleare, Rev Dr AS
Colebrooke, just to name a

few. These men stood in the
rain and in the draft from
park to park helping to pull
down the strongholds of the
devil. It’s time for us to get
out of our air conditioned
churches and call a solemn
fast and massive prayer meet-
ing just as Esther did in chap-
ter 4 :15-17.

I call on Baptist, Church Of
God, Anglicans, Catholics,
Adventist and every other
church denomination that
represents and believes in the
name of Christ to rise up and
join hands. Powerful things
happen when we are all on
one accord. Unity brings
strength.

I am for capital punish-
ment, but why cry and call for
that when we have a greater
weapon, which is not carnal. 2
Corinthian 10:4 states, “for
the weapons of our warfare
are not carnal but mighty
through God to the pulling
down of strongholds.” There
are many good men and
women willing to help step up
to the plate and pray. Too
many families are getting
hurt.

Pastors, let us stop the town
meetings and have some
prayer meetings on the parks
where everyone can come as
they are. The politicians call
the most rally when they want
to. Why can’t we as children
of the Most High God call our
nights of prayer? Let’s take
the church to where the peo-
ple live.

BERNAL BULLARD
Nassau,
September 28, 2009.

Every Bahamian should support marital rape law

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Ever since the government
proposed an amendment to
the marital rape law I’ve
watched with incredulity the
range of discussion back and
forth on the issue and,
frankly, the ignorance por-
trayed by so many people
who stand against the amend-
ment is astounding. As a mar-
ried Bahamian man I am
embarrassed that so many of
my fellow citizens can be so
easily led down the path of
ignorance.

For religious leaders in this
country to publicly stand
against a law that protects a
woman from sexual abuse at
the hands of her husband is
unbelievable. In fact, it makes
one wonder whether many of
these men are running scared
— they’re worried that if the

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be allowed to exercise their
misogynistic dominion over
their wives.

The fact of the matter is
that a wife claiming that her
husband raped her is no dif-
ferent than a girlfriend claim-
ing the same thing, or even a
woman accusing her male
friend. The man will not be
convicted without sufficient
evidence against him. An
accusation does not mean
instant imprisonment.

I’ve kept my mouth shut on
the issue thus far, but recent
letters published in the press
have forced me to respond.

Many of these letters
embody the rampant fallacies
surrounding this issue. The
various writers seem to
believe that the passing of this
law will increase promiscuity
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“sanctity” of marriage.

According to many of the
letter writers, if a man comes
home from work and requires
sex and if his wife doesn’t give
it to him, then the man will
immediately go out and find
somebody else to have sex
with. The blame, of course,
falls on the wife who was
spiteful and only refused sex
because the couple had an
argument. Apparently a wife
not being in the mood for
lovemaking isn’t reason
enough to refuse sex. Is that
all it takes? Is it considered
the wife’s fault that her hus-
band cheats on her because
she didn’t want sex at the
same time he did (which,
apparently, is spiteful behav-
iour)? If a man really feels
this way then his marriage is
already in trouble, and no
marital rape law is going to
exacerbate the problem.

The country is already bat-
tling with issues of infidelity,
promiscuity and the decay of
marriage. “Sweethearting”
is rampant and, worst of all,
socially accepted. The num-
ber of children growing up
without fathers is increasing
year after year, and in turn is
helping to cause our crime
rate to spiral out of control
due to a lack of proper male
role models in their lives. No
amendment to a law is going
to cause an increase in these
problems — we’ve already
been facing them for years,
and our religious leadership
is mostly staying quiet.

Simply put, good men who
treat their wives with love and
respect needn’t fear any mar-
ital rape law.

And those men who do not
treat their spouse respectfully
should fear this law because
what they are doing to the
person they are supposed to
love and cherish most in this
world is disgusting and should
not be tolerated in any mod-
ern society.

It comes down to a matter
of love and respect.

If men in this country truly
loved and respected their
wives, girlfriends and friends,
there would be no need for
this law.

Unfortunately, we do need
it, and nobody who considers
him or herself to be a moral
human being should oppose
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LOCAL NEWS



Disappointment at the refusal to
release Detention Centre reports

Amnesty International hopes govt will reconsider decision |

By AVA TURNQUEST

HUMAN rights activists,
organisations and members of
the public say they are disap-
pointed by Minister of State for
Immigration Branville McCart-
ney’s refusal to release reports
on the Carmichael Road
Detention Centre.

Despite repeated allegations
of beatings, torture, squalid liv-
ing conditions and sexual abuse
—most of which surfaced before
Mr McCartney’s tenure — the
truth about the facility contin-
ues to be veiled in secrecy with
Immigration authorities deny-
ing any malpractice.

Those who have been wait-
ing for more than six months
for the government to release
the report, compiled by a team
of psychologists and sociolo-
gists, say that although the min-
ister’s decision did not come as
a surprise, they are saddened
by confirmation that the latest
inquiry into conditions at the
centre will not see the light of
day.

An Amnesty International
representative said: "Amnesty
International continues to be
concerned about the
Carmichael Road Detention
Centre and the incidents of
reported abuse and mistreat-
ment of detainees there. We
are likewise disappointed to
hear that the long awaited
report will not be forthcoming
for the public to read and see
what their government is doing.

"We hope the government
will reconsider this decision and

PM calls for honesty in those
considering public service

PRIME Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham encouraged persons consid-
ering entering the public service
to be honest and corruption free.

He made this statement yester-
day in the House of Assembly as
he welcomed members of Youth
Parliament who were present in

the gallery.

"Public service is a great endeay-
or to undertake. The leader of the
opposition and myself came here in
1977 and we are the two longest
serving members of the House hav- §
ing been elected on seven consec-

utive occasions.

. It’s not a place to become
rich, even though some people
here do become rich. Like in society, there
are good people and there are bad people.
There are honest people and there are dis-
honest people, ethical people and unethical
people. But what you've got to do is ensure
when you are in public service, do your job,
play honestly, ensure that no one can point a

The stories behind the news

Officer: detainees were

Subjected to horrific abuse

Allegations about

Carmichael Road



THE TRIBUNE has covered
allegations of abuse and poor
conditions at the centre.

release to the public the reports
so they can make up their own
mind as to how detainees are
being treated."

Attorney and aspiring PLP
leader Paul Moss believes Mr
McCartney’s decision is indica-
tive of the mentality of the cur-
rent government, which he feels
has no interest in transparency
or accountability — two things
Mr McCartney pledged to the
public in his 2007 party mani-
festo.

"He is simply a regular politi-
cian who has been entrapped
in the old ways of doing busi-
ness,” Mr Moss said. “He’s only
interested in keeping a lid on
anything that is possibly explo-



PRIME MINISTER
Hubert Ingraham

Hands for Hunger marks World Food
Day with 100,000 meals and counting

HANDS FOR HUNGER,
a local non-profit food res-
cue programme committed
to eliminating unnecessary
hunger in our community is
marking World Food Day by
having provided 100,000-plus
meals.

“Tt is important to realise
that hunger in our commu-
nity existed before the glob-
al financial crisis, and
although some project the
economy is beginning to
show signs of promise, many
who were and have become
reliant on food assistance
continue to need our sup-
port,” says Ashley Lepine,
executive director of Hands
For Hunger. “Hands for
Hunger is committed to stay-
ing focused on keeping the
organisation’s goal direct,
simple and clear: eliminating
unnecessary hunger in the
Bahamas.”

Hands For Hunger picks
up food from a variety of
hotels, grocers, wholesalers
and farms that would have
otherwise gone to waste and
delivers this food to centres
across New Providence.

Since putting its first truck
on the road this March,
Hands For Hunger has been
able to redistribute more
than 100,000 lbs of food
which is the equivalent to
100,000 meals.

Recently, an increase in
food donor partnerships has
created the need for a sec-
ond route and now two
refrigerated trucks will be
delivering more food to

more of those who need it
most.

Hands For Hunger was
founded by a group of
Bahamian student leaders in
early 2008, who are commit-
ted to making a difference
in the world. The organisa-
tion is a registered not for
profit charity that relies on
donations from community
groups, foundations, corpo-
rations and the general pub-
lic.

They are led by a volun-
teer board of directors and
supported by hundreds of
dedicated volunteers.

According to the Food and
Agriculture Organisation of
the United Nations (FAO),
“With an estimated increase
of 105 million hungry peo-
ple in 2009, there are now
1.02 billion malnourished
people in the world, mean-
ing that almost one sixth of
all humanity is suffering
from hunger.”

FAO, the leading entity
representing international
efforts to aid and defeat
unnecessary hunger annual-
ly, declares October 16 Inter-
national Food Day.

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finger in your face at any time
and say ‘I bribed him or gave
him kick-back’.

like, you can be like me, tell any-
body what you like and they can
tell me what they like. But one
thing they cannot tell me is that
"You are a crook, you are dis-
honest,"

parliamentarians debated and
} passed four bills: A Bill for an
Act to Amend the Registrar
General Act; A Bill for an Act to
Amend the Magistrate's Act; A
Bill for an Act to Amend the
Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollu-
tion) Act so as to Implement the Interna-
tional Convention on Civil Liability for
Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001 and for
connected purposes; and a Bill for an Act to
Amend the Criminal Justice (international
Co-Operation) Act.
The House resumes on October, 26.



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sive to his government when in
fact his concern ought to be
that he does the best for his
country.”

The fact that the minister’s
refusal to release the report
stems from his displeasure with
The Tribune’s coverage of the
allegations of abuse and poor
conditions at the centre has left
concerned citizens feeling
cheated and dissatisfied with
the government, Mr Moss said.

He added: “Personalities
and personal vendettas have no
place in public life.

“Your job is supposed to be
for the benefit of all Bahamians
and you ought to recognise that
you are to be up front and
truthful with the access that is
requested and also needed.

"T think that we have prac-
ticed this kind of politics for
too long and I would have
thought that Branville McCart-
ney would have been someone
who is absolutely not interested
in that kind of politics existing
anymore in this country."

Meanwhile, president of the
United Association of Haitians
in the Bahamas Rev Dr
Antoine St Louis said that in
the face of the government’s
unexplained refusal to release
the report, it can only be
deduced that the allegations
hold truth.

He told The Tribune: “If Mr
McCartney said he would pub-
licise it, he needs to publicise it
and let the public know what’s
going on.

“Their refusal would simply
mean what was said is true.”

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Obama richly deserved Nobel Peace Prize
YOUNG MAn’s VIEW

By ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmail.com

RESIDENT
Barack Obama is
the outward mani-
festation of a
desire of the American elec-
torate to walk a different path

By We Re ke GIBBS ON



PRESIDENT Barack Obama
speaks about being awarded

the Nobel Peace Prize in the
Rose Garden of the White
| House in Washington, Friday,

in world affairs ad return
America back to the realm of
civilised nations. Although his
presidential reign is young, Mr
Obama’s selection as a Nobel
Peace Prize laureate is merit-
ed and well deserved.

Indeed, in accordance with
dictates of Alfred Nobel, the
Swede who established the
prize in 1895, the Nobel jury’s
choice of Mr Obama is war-
ranted as he has, thus far, led
the charge in fostering peace in

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a resident of Mangrove Cay,

4 Andros will be held on Saiturdury.

1 October 17, 2009 at DOROM) a.m,
at St. Bamabas Anglican Church,
Wultf! & Bailou Hill Roads.
Officuting will be Fr. Roderick
Bain assisied by other ministers

} and interment will fallow in
Woodlawn Gardens.

Fond and loving memories are

cherished by his Parents:

Charles and Mable Bastian (4)

Brothers: Charles Jr. Jeffrey and
Donnie Bastian, (4) Sisters: Ann Miller, Grace Roberts,
Ruth Mackey, Veronica Rolle, (2) Aunts: Leona McClain,
Loraine Greene, 1 Unele: Rudolph Nairn of Homestead,
Florida. U.S.A... (6) Nieces: Michelle Thompson, Clara
Wallace, Emily Bastian, Leticia Bastian, Ayhna Bastian,
Donnicka Bastian, Donnie! Bastian (8) Sephews: Steven
Taylor, Dario Campbell, Omar Bastian, Jonathon Rolle,
Kenza Roberts, Jamal Rolle, Kendrick Roberts, Donnie
Jr.(4) Brothers-in-law Peter Miller, Peter Rolle, Salathiel
Mackey, Kenneth Roberts, (2) Sisters-in-law, Diana
Bastian, Stacy Bastian, (4) Grand nieces: Beckria, Cindy,
Stephanie, Stefenell; 4 Grand nephews, cousins
including, Fr. Roderick Bain, Robert und Abin Bain:
Randy, Allan, Gregory and Patrick McClain Rudolph Jr.,
Alfred. Craig, Melvin Naim, Ronald Bosfield, Roscoe
(reene, Dexter Greene, Wendell Greene, Patricia Rolle,
Value Rerberts, Tanya, Doriniqua, Tasha, Lydia, Dilles
and Patranilla Greene, lcelyn Moxey, Leona Johnala,
Pollyann and Connie of Homestead Florida, U.S.A...
Hamect Finley, Mary Miller, Bernise Farrington, Richard
Boyd, Rev. Harry Davis and family, Bishop Wenith Davis,
Bishop Ross Davis, Arric Evans and family, Melvina
Bastian und fumily, Allington Bastian and family and the
entire Bastian fanily ot Mangrove Cay, the Naim, Greene,
Roberts, Pennerrman, Longley and Bethel families,
Lisbon Creek family, Edward Rolle and tanuly, Merthan
Rolle and family, Norms and Nurse Jeana Rolke, Theresa
& Roy Bannister and family, Nicki and family and
Elkanah, Raymond, Stuan, Rolle, Minus, Fernander, and
all ihe descendents of James Kerr and the nurses und
staff of the Mangrove Cay, Andros Clinic.

Prends may pay their last respects ut Gate Way Menvorial
Funeral Chapel on Friday, from 10200 oom. te 62010 p.m.
and on Saturday from 9:15 a.m. until service time at the

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the world and moving America
from the negative image it
acquired from the Bush admin-
istration’s unilateralist approach
that thought of the UN as a rel-
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for the orderly ways that civi-
lized governments approached
war and resorted to preemp-
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and essentially adopted a “my
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when dealing with other
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troops, encouraged dialogue
with North Korea and Iran
about their nuclear arma-
ment/ambitions, has agreed to
send additional troops to
Afghanistan to crush the Tal-
iban and al-Qaeda in pursuit of
peace, reached out to Muslim
nations in order to reduce hos-
tilities and resolve conflicts,
demonstrated a new approach
by the US to addressing climate
change and has jump started
and renewed interest in devel-
oping international accords
aimed at reducing and eradi-
cating nuclear weapons.

Hopefully, this also speaks
to a reduction in America’s
nuclear arms.

To be sure, Obama has tried
to advance the cause of peace.
His speech in Cairo in June
attempted to address the short-
comings of the Muslim world
and America, and was viewed
as a first step towards reconcil-
jation. Obama has committed
his administration to advanc-
ing Arab-Israeli peace from his
first days in office.

One can argue he has tried to
end a war, as he has begun to
draw down combat troops from
Iraq. And as the Nobel com-
mittee noted particularly, he
has attempted to reinvigorate
international agreements lim-
iting nuclear weapons.

It amazes me how everything
surrounding this man of late -
someone who has galvanized
the world towards greater coop-
eration and diplomacy and is
seen as an international pace-
setter - is being attacked and
criticised by political rivals, talk-
ing heads and persons whose
fervent wish is to see him fail!

Now, the peace prize has set
off a war of words between his
administration/supporters/Nobe
1 Committee and those detrac-
tors whose jealousy, obstruc-
tionist desires, inherent and/or
hardly disguised prejudices and
zeal to see him fail clouds any
form of objective thought and
hinders them from even being
able to congratulate him for
such an award or even offer
constructive criticism that does-
n’t amount to hate-mongering.
Sadly, there are some critics
who have even latched on to
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Olympic Games to Chicago and
unjustly and frivolously criti-
cised him for even this noble
gesture when the world body
that decides upon the site of
these games decided otherwise
(in favour of Brazil).

Fresh

Since the Bush Administra-
tion, Obama has been a fresh
air on the landscape of Ameri-
can/World politics.

Some of his merits/accom-
plishments range from being a
young man who pulled himself
up by the bootstraps and
worked his way through school
while leading prominent school
organizations, refusing to take
the high paying jobs but instead
choosing to serve his commu-
nity; using a united message to
not only defeat forces within
his own party to become the
Democratic presidential nomi-
nee but also to inspire billions
and achieve what was once said
to be the impossible and
become the first black Ameri-
can president; galvanizing the
world community during his
campaign and today having
reduced tensions around the
globe via his diplomacy and
international outreach pro-
grammes, as well as having a
global mindset that has shown
respect for other people's cul-
tures; helping to restore the
once lost trust and respect in
the UN, an organization that
the reckless Bush administra-
tion rode roughshod over;
addressing the internal crisis in
the US by seeking to revamp
the economy, pass an all inclu-
sive health care bill that gives
all Americans some form of
healthcare , developing a new
approach to schools and edu-
cation in America, and so on.

The Obama Administration
has accepted the need for dia-
logue and for radical change in
American foreign policy; there-
fore, it appears that the Nobel
Prize committee is seeking to
recognize a trend in world
affairs that must be encouraged.
Although there is a danger
when such a prize is seen to be
given too early, that is, if a per-
son turns out to be a warmon-
ger, I doubt that Mr Obama
will take such a dark path.
Frankly, the peace prize is a
seal of approval of President
Obama.

Obama’s award highlights
the significance of his adminis-
tration’s return to a much more
civilised way of conducting
international diplomacy.

Mr Obama is a young Presi-
dent, who has inspired the
world and shown men and
women of color that they too
can reach the pinnacle of public
office, particularly in a pre-
dominantly white country.
While some appear to think
that he can turn water into
wine, he has only been in office
since February and has been
confronted with a plethora of

problems since day one.

What more, pray tell, do the
naysayers expect from this man
in such a short period of time?
These days are truly the age of
political knuckleheads who take
every opportunity to criticize
merely for the sake of criticism
and perceived political mileage.

Indeed, Mr Obama being
bestowed with such an award
may be seen as premature in
the sense that he is a new pres-
ident and yet has a long way to
go in the first term of a poten-
tial two-term presidency—how-
ever, it is really a prize to be
shared with the electorate, an
award to be shared with the



freedom fighters and members
of the civil rights movement
who came before him and, in
some instances, died in their
pursuit of equality and peace.
Frankly, such an award
should be bestowed posthu-
mously on Rosa Parks, Mahat-
mi Gandhi and Marcus Garvey.
As he would have himself
noted in his acceptance speech
of the Nobel Peace Prize, Pres-
ident Obama is the material-
ization of the American elec-
torate’s yearning to return
America to its once glamorous
stature as a bastion of hope and

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[vr Ingraham (pictured), the social
activist and a contender for the FNM
chairmanship during the governing party’s
upcoming convention, has spoken out about
the “cowardice” shown by sitting Members of
Parliament and others in the PLP hierarchy es
who have thus far shied away from launching a = an
full-frontal challenge of former PM Perry Christie during their

next convention next week.















“Those persons running for deputy are only doing so because
they are afraid out of their wits of challenging Christie. They
seem to be pure cowards and this is a sampling of the kind of
men at the fore of local politics. They don’t really want to be
deputy, but they will go for it while hoping that Mr Christie
walks away or dies — otherwise, he will lead forever,” Mr

Ingraham said.









He went on: “The deputy leadership is a disguise — it appears
that they don’t have the balls to say they want the leadership for
fear of being ostracized by Mr Christie. Anyone who openly
challenged the leadership was cut down and banished to Siberia
from the time of Pindling, with their families having t endure
great hardship. They are hiding behind the deputy moniker.”

As it relates to Jerome Fitzgerald, a newcomer and PLP sen-
ator, Mr Ingraham said: “Mr Fitzgerald just saw an opening, an
opportunity while the PLP is in its weakest state.” Frankly,
the outspoken challenger did not qualify Mr Fitzgerald as being
a worthy candidate. The challenger for the FNM chairman-
ship asserts that the “only real man” in the leadership race is
Paul Moss because he was “man enough” to respectfully write
Mr Christie and openly challenge him. When asked about the
downside of Mr Moss’s campaign, such as his recent joining of
the PLP and his failure to have even secured a nomination
thus far, Mr Ingraham likened it to the arrival of current Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham’s entry into the FNM, stating that
“Mr Ingraham came in, and he came as leader—he wasn’t in for
five seconds before doing so, so there’s no excuse why not.”

However, contrary to the chairmanship candidate’s asser-
tion, Paul Moss is rather disadvantaged and PM Ingraham’s
ascension to leadership are hardly parallel. Moreover, the polit-
ical heavyweights within the FNM lured PM Ingraham in
because they knew that he was their only hope of electoral
victory in 1992 and that he was a seasoned politician who had
repeatedly won his seat and had previously served in leadership
positions — eg, PLP chairman and government minister.

“Christie’s votes will be split up in many ways, 1n spite of the
fact that he has stacked the deck with stalwart councilors. He is
not hearing the rumblings as there is serious disquiet about his
leadership, plus he is getting old. And, what is his present med-
ical state? Mr Christie’s belief that he’s the best causes him to
be blinded and not to listen to the wise in his party, thinking that
he’s better and smarter and that people would vote for him just
because he thinks that way,” he said, laughingly.

Mr Ingraham continued: “Mr Christie is his own greatest
enemy. He will not listen to Michael Jackson who said and
showed that if he wanted to make the world a better place he,
like Mr Christie, had to look for the man in the mirror. However,
it seems that Mr Christie just doesn’t get it, he’s not seeing the
man in the mirror and hearing the calls.”

With Mr Ingraham in the FNM’s chairmanship race in
November, I have no doubt that the race will be quite colourful

and hotly contested.

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The robbery was excluded from the daily crime
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Of the 126 people who voted, only 18 agreed
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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: :

Legislators consider
proposal to charge
for beach access
SANTO DOMINGO, Domini-
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about who can use the country's
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Tourists older than 12 would }
pay almost $1 — and residents }
about half that — under a pro- }
posal by legislator Eugenio }
Cedeno, who says the money }
would help keep beaches clean. }

Those who refuse to pay }
would be fined $150 or spend :
anywhere from five days to two }
years in prison. Foreigners also }
could face deportation.Legisla- }
tors ordered a committee to }
review the proposal on Wednes- }
day. The proposal comes days }
after lawmakers approved a con- }
stitutional amendment allowing :
private property owners to block }
access to their land along coasts }
and rivers — despite protests }

from Dominicans.

Before the amendment, there :
was no law that protected the }
rights of property owners, legis- :

lators said.

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Nottage resigns as

FROM page one

nously "Obviously, I have to
take whatever steps I have to
take."

On whether or not he will
be vying to retain his hold as
leader of the PLP, Mr Christie
said: "I will be offering for the
leadership of the Progressive
Liberal Party and there is no
doubt in my mind that I will
take the party to the next gen-
eral election."

Mr Christie said he was
informed "some time ago"
that the member for Bain and
Grants Town intended to
challenge him as leader of the
PLP at the party's convention
next week, and received writ-
ten confirmation of Dr Not-
tage’s intent at 10.30 am yes-
terday - 30 minutes before Dr
Nottage was slated to publicly
announce his leadership bid.

He said under the circum-
stances "it was my desire he
would vacate the position".

The Tribune understands
that Dr Nottage chose to
resign as leader of Opposition
Business because he was
appointed to the post by Mr
Christie - the man he is trying
to unseat.

"Mr Speaker. Effective
immediately I have taken
responsibility for Opposition
business in the House of
Assembly - pending my for-
mal notification of the person
who (I will) designate to take

PLP leader Christie
said: "| will be offering
for the leadership of the
Progressive Liberal Par-
ty and there is no doubt
in my mind that | will
take the party to the

next general election."



that position - I have accepted
Dr Nottage’'s resignation from
that position,” Mr Christie
told Parliament, eliciting an
audible reaction from gov-
ernment's side.

"Mr Speaker, as members
are aware the Progressive
Liberal Party will be going to
convention next week from
Wednesday ending on Friday.
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the leader of this excellent
party, I'm advised, I was
advised some time ago that
the member had elected to
contest. . .But this morning at
10.30 I received the written
communication from the
member from Bain and
Grants Town indicating that
he intends to contest the posi-
tion of leader of the Progres-
sive Liberal Party.

"And in the circumstances
he indicated that it was my
desire he would vacate the
position, it is my desire, and I
have so indicated to the
House that effective immedi-
ately for the purposes of the
co-ordination of Opposition
business I would wish to
inform the House that I have
now assumed that responsi-
bility. And I would also con-
firm that at this time next
week, one week from this
moment, the elections will
take place.

( and of course in accor-
dance with all of those powers

PLP battle heats up

resources, according to Associ- }

that are vested in the leader
of the Progressive Liberal
Party. . .)

"T would like to take this
opportunity to thank Dr Not-
tage, I beg your pardon the
member for Bain and Grants
Town, for his assiduous appli-
cation to the task of this
house and working effective-
ly and efficiently with the
leader of government busi-
ness.

“This is a decision he has
obviously made of major pro-
portions and I wish him well
in all his endeavours," said
Mr Christie, who remained
relatively composed through-
out this address.

"He served the opposition
party well, I'd like to thank
him as the leader of the
Opposition and have full con-
fidence in his leadership and
now accept. that he has decid-
ed on another course," said
Mr Christie.

e SEE PAGE THREE

Prime Minister
pokes fun at
the Opposition

FROM page one

Christie will remain in his
post when the House meets
again, a week after the
PLP's convention. An epic
showdown is expected
between Mr Christie and
PLP MP for Bain and
Grants Town Dr Bernard
Nottage for the leadership
race.

Newcomer Paul Moss, an
attorney who has never held
public office, also plans to
challenge Mr Christie for
the PLP's top post.

"Today I'm not going to
be certain that you are who
you are until after your con-
vention. And you are now
in (a) position where your
position is being threatened
and challenged from left,
right and centre," Mr Ingra-
ham joked.

The Prime Minister added
that the current Progressive
Liberal Party is not the well-
structured party it once was.

"The party that you and I
joined years ago, the Pro-
gressive Liberal Party, was a
party of order. In 56 years it
has only had three leaders.
The first leader H M Tay-
lor, when the party decided
it wanted to be rid of him, it
did say that (and) he went
along and joined the UBP.
And then it elected Sir Lyn-
den Pindling, he stayed until
his demise and before he left
he willed the party to you
(Perry Christie)."

He also suggested that
Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell
and West End and Bimini
MP Obie Wilchombe were
appointed to the Senate by
Mr Christie at the behest of
an ailing Sir Lynden Pin-
dling.

"You (referring to Mr
Christie) had no intention
of making either Fred
Mitchell or Obie Wilchombe
a senator.

“He (Sir Lynden) filled
those two seats when he got
you elected, so when you
became leader you only had
two appointments to make
because the other appoint-
ments had been dealt with
up at the hospital in Balti-
more, Maryland, where
West End and Bimini took
Fox Hill on that man's sick
bed and made an appeal
which you had to honour.

"Now having been given
this great request by the
leader it is your job to hold
on to it, not let it go - he
gave you all the tools. He
gave you an arsenal for
order over this country to
bring them together, crush



“Today I'm
not going to be
certain that you
are who you are
until after your
convention.
And you are
now in (a)
position where
your position
is being
threatened and
challenged from
left, right and
centre



Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham

them. It's an insurrection,"
said the nation's chief.

Mr Ingraham also raised
questions regarding the lev-
el of transparency and
accountability in the PLP's
internal election process.

"Political parties some-
times have broad based par-
ticipation from members,
political parties, the FNM
being an exception - we're
not as bad as you are - has
fewer people who are not
elected.

“You have a substantial
number of people who are
not elected by party sup-
porters.

“So it will interesting to
see what the outcome of the
process is," he said.

As he officially
announced his intent to run
against Mr Christie for the
party's highest post, Dr Not-
tage also noted similar wor-
ries.

He said he would like to
see an amendment added to
the party’s constitution
ensuring that all financial
members of the party - not
only the stalwarts or super
delegates - be allowed to
vote for the offices of the
party.

“T would like to see an
open party where you
belong to a party, you pay
your dues regularly, you are
on a list, and when an elec-
tion is held everybody who
is a member can vote. And
the election not be conduct-
ed by sitting officers who are
also challenging in the elec-
tion,” he said.

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Knowles, Bhupathi advance to semis

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

SO far so good with the reunion of
Mark Knowles and Mahesh Bhupathi.

The Bahamian-Indian combo, who
are playing together for the first time
since they lost in the final of the US
Open in August, won the two tie-
breakers in their first two matches at
the Shanghai ATP Masters 1000.

But the No.3 seeds are the highest
ranked team left in the semifinal. They
are slated to play the French team of
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Julien Ben-
neteau, who upset the top seeded
team of Daniel Nestor and Nenad
Zimonjic in the quarterfinal.

Yesterday, Knowles and Bhupathi
stayed alive as they won 4-6, 6-3 and



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10-5 over the No.8 seeded team of
Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Oliver
Marach of Austria.

“It felt good. We’ve playing good
tennis,” said Knowles in an interview
with The Tribune yesterday from his
hotel room. “We had two good wins
so far. So it’s good to be in the semis.

“We know it’s going to be a tough
match against Benneteau and Tsonga,
but we’re playing great and we’re
looking forward to playing it.”

The match was played earlier today
(China is 12 hours ahead), but the
results were not available up to press
time last night.

Going into the match, said Knowles
coming off last week’s China Open

where he and American Andy Rod-
dick got to the final: “I’m playing well
and Mahesh has rebounded well from
his injury so far.

“So we’re feeling very well and
we’re playing very well. We just have
to go out and execute tomorrow
(today).”

Knowles remembered how he and
Bhupathi lost to Benneteau and
Tsonga in a tough three-setter in Mia-
mi, Florida, earlier this year.

Hopefully there won’t be an encore.

“It’s going to be a tough match for
us, but one that we hope to win,” he
projected.

Not taking anything away from their
opponents, Knowles said after they
knocked off the Nestor/Zimonjic com-
bo and the No.2 seeds American iden-
tical twin brothers Bob and Mike

Bryan were also ousted in the quarter-
finals, the door is left wide open for
him and Bhupathi.

“We just have to worry about our
next opponents,” he pointed out.
“Everybody is tough at this point.
Obviously with the number one and
two teams not in there, it gives us a lot
of confidence to go out there and win
the tournament.”

Coming off the groin injury that
prevented him from playing with
Knowles in the China Open last week
in Beijing, Knowles said Bhupathi
looks well-rested and ready to com-
pete.

“That’s a great sign,” he insisted.

But having been down this road
before, Knowles said there’s not much
time for celebration until they emerge
as champions.

Vixens knock
olf Cougars,
Intruders
defeat Saints

THE New Providence Vol-
leyball Association (NPVA)
had a double header on
Wednesday night.

The Scottsdale Vixens
knocked off the young
Cougars 25-9, 25-8 and 25-15.
Jackie Conyers was the lead-
ing scorer with nine kills and
five aces for the win.

Terae Sweeting led the
Cougars with three kills and
two blocks.

And in the men’s game, it
took the Intruders three
straight sets to win over the
youthful Saints, 25-9, 25-16
and 25-15. Glen Rolle was the
leading scorer for the Intrud-
ers with 10 points.

Gabi Laurent led the Saints
with seven points.

SPORTS

INBRIEF

TRACK MEET



THE Anglican Dioce-
se’s 4th Annual "Just
Bring It" Track & Field
Meet is scheduled to be
held 9am Saturday at the
Thomas A Robinson
Track and Field Stadium.

NPVA

THE New Providence
Volleyball Association is
scheduled to continue its
regular season tonight at
the DW Davis Gymnasi-
um with a double header
on tap.

In the women’s opener,
the Lady Truckers are slat-
ed to face the Lady Hor-
nets at 7:30 pm.

In the men’s feature
contest, the Technicians
will battle the Champions.

VOLLEYBALL
LADY CARIBS ON
THE ROAD

THE College of the
Bahamas Caribs women’s
volleyball team is sched-
uled to play a pair of
games this weekend in
Miami, Florida.

The Caribs, coached by
Jenny Isaacs-Dotson and
Core Hepburn, is slated to
play St Thomas University
at 7pm Friday. Then on
Saturday, the Caribs are
set to play Florida Memo-
rial University at noon.

SWIMMING

OPEN RACE

THE 5k open water
swim race is set for 10am
Saturday, starting from
Old Fort Bay. The
entrance to the race site is
at the main gate off from
the round-a-bout.

‘GOLDEN GIRLS’ Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie (left) and Chandra Sturrup share a special moment with Tommy Robinson...

‘Golden girls’ honour sports icon

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

Golden girls’ Debbie Fergu-

son-McKenzie and Chandra

Sturrup, back home after their

whirlwind season on the inter-

national scene, took the time
out yesterday to honour the legendary
Tommy Robinson.

The duo joined Robinson as they
were hosted to a special assembly at St
Anne’s School which held its annual
Cultural Day under the theme “Cele-
brating Our Heritage.”

Vice president Curt Hollingsworth,
president of the Bahamas Associa-
tion of Athletic Associations
(BAAA), said he was pleased to have
the track and field contingent at St
Anne’s.

“This is a historical moment for us
here at St Anne’s School,” said
Hollingsworth, who treated the con-
tingent to breakfast at the conclusion
of the assembly. “It’s fitting to recog-
nise these heroes that we have here at
Bluewaves country.”

The contingent also included Dean-
za Burrows, who was Robinson’s
coach. Burrows brought a bronze
model of the pair of shoes that Robin-
son wore during his illustrious career
for the student body to see.

“We go back. We’re family from St
Matthew’s Anglican Church,” said
Burrows, who coached Robinson
from 1954-1970 before he was kicked
out of the BAAA.

“He’s my brother and that ain’t just
today. Tommy and I always used to be
brothers.”

Robinson, the first Bahamian track
and field athlete to compete at the
Olympic Games, said he was delight-
ed to be able to share the moment
with the future generation of the
country.

Battling cancer, Robinson said it’s
always a pleasure of his to be around
the ‘golden girls’ because they “bring
a lot of vitality and enthusiasm and
youth to me.”

“It’s always good to have them
around and I’m always glad when they
can motivate the young people. I love

TOMMY ROBINSON speaks at the special

assembly. A bronze model of the shoes he

wore during his career can be seen...
Photos by Stanley Mitchell

them.”

Sturrup said she was honoured to
be in the presence of the legend,
whom she felt really hasn’t gotten the
recognition that he so rightfully
deserves.

“T’ve learnt a lot about him today,”
said Sturrup, who was in awe of his
achievements. “It’s not everyday that
you get an athlete of his era and his
coach together at the same time. So I
was really honoured to be here at this
particular time.”

Having lost her mother to cancer,
Sturrup said she knows how difficult it
must be on Robinson with his medical
expenses and she will be quite willing
to assist in whatever fund-raising
event is planned.

“People might think that because
you’re such a person, you have all
that funds,” she said. “But no one can
be ready for such an event as an ill-
ness. It’s very expensive.”

Ferguson-McKenzie, coming off her
best track and field season in quite
some time, hailed Robinson as the
“pioneer,” who made it possible for
her, Sturrup and the rest of the
Bahamian athletes to enjoy their suc-
cess today.

“Giving the kids an appreciation of
whence we came, I think the whole
day here was amazing,” Ferguson-
McKenzie said. “I would not have
missed this for anything in the world.”

Listing him as her “godfather,” who
has gone beyond the call of duty to
assist her, Ferguson-McKenzie said
Robinson has made a tremendous

impact in her life.

“At this point, I feel obligated to
help assist him,” said Ferguson-
McKenzie, who will be sitting on a
committee that is planning a Winter
Track Classic in December at the
Thomas A Robinson Track and Field
Stadium.

“We always talk about this person
being a hero, but when they are in
need of us, what are we going to do?”
she asked. “This could have been any-
body, but this is Mr Robinson and we
have to be here and support him.

“T think a lot of people see Mr
Robinson and they are like ‘ah, Tom-
my has everything laid out for him,’
but it’s not. He needs our help. So
hopefully we can do some things to
help him out.”

During the assembly, Ferguson pre-
sented four of the “all-around stu-
dent-athletes” from St Anne’s with
T-shirts and bags that she and Sturrup
received during their recent interna-
tional tours.

The list comprised of Kristia and
Dominique Collie, both of grade six,
Olrica Turnquest of grade 11 and
Zhivargo Thompson of grade 12.

Kristia Collie, 10, said she was very
thrilled to have met Ferguson-
McKenzie and Sturrup and for the
gifts she got. But she said she hopes
that through their presence, she can
“go on and achieve my dream of
being an Olympic athlete.”

Zhivargo Thompson said the two
athletes really “inspired me to con-
tinue to strive towards excellence.”

“T just have to focus on my dream,
work on my academics and never give
up and I know I will succeed.”

And Olrica Turnquest said this has
encouraged her because now she
knows that “my work has not gone
un-noticed.”

“So I’m really pleased that they
were here today. They have taught
me that if I dream it and if I believe it,
I can achieve it. So ’'m going to con-
tinue to dream, I’m going to continue
to believe and I know that I will
achieve it.”

Tomorrow, Sturrup and Ferguson-
McKenzie are expected to put their
2009 season into perspective.



Renaldo’s
Ramblings...

See page 10



Catholic

primary
schools’
basketball

league
to start

Defending
champions

St Bede’s
Crushers to
take on Xavier’s
Green Giants
on opening day

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

AS the Catholic Diocesan
Primary Schools launches its
21st basketball league, the
organisers have gone back to
the old format of an extended
season with teams playing in a
home-and-away series.

League coordinator Patri-
cia Coakley said they are
looking forward to the open-
ing day on Monday when
defending champions St
Bede’s Crushers are sched-
uled to take on the Xavier’s
Green Giants.

The game is to be played
immediately following the
opening ceremonies at
3:15pm.

Lawrence Hepburn, presi-
dent of the Bahamas Basket-
ball Federation, is expected
to deliver the keynote
address.

Coakley said they have
decided to extend the sched-
ule this year because of the
popularity of the league and
the competitiveness of the
teams.

“T think it’s going to be very
competitive again this year,”
Coakley said. “I’m sure that
St Bede’s would wish to
repeat and St Cecilia’s will
want to do well this year.

“But I’m sure that all of the
teams this year will be very
strong, so it’s going to be very
difficult to determine just who
could win it this year.”

St Bede’s will return with
coaches Donnie Culmer and
Ricardo Freemantle. Their
offense will once again be
centered around Kyle “Flash”
Turnquest, who will head a
team that is equipped with a
few other graduating students.

Xavier’s is coached by Nel-
son “Mandella” Joseph,
whose Giants have always
been a formidable foe against
the Crushers, which should
make for an exciting opener.

Other schools participating
are St Francis/Joseph Shock-
ers, coached by Val
Demeritte, St Cecilia’s Strik-
ers, coached by Leo Delaney,
Our Lady’s Blue Flames,
coached by Rohan Parkes and
the St Thomas More Sparks,
coached by N’Kumo Fergu-
son.

When the tournament ini-
tially got started, St Bede’s
dominated the first few years.

But in between, St
Francis/Joseph and St
Thomas More reigned

supreme until St Bede’s
returned to the top of the
standings.

Now the question is, as the
league heads into the start of
anew decade, will one of the
other teams emerge to the
forefront or will the previous
champions reclaim their right-
ful spots?

Coakley said it’s still a little
too early to say, but based on
what they have seen in recent
times, it’s going to be a tough
battle as they march towards
the sudden death playoffs and
the best-of-three champi-
onship series in December.

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DENVER Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15)

| dives into the end zone for a touchdown between New Eng-
land Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo (51) and cornerback
Leigh Bodden (23) during the fourth quarter of an NFL foot-
ball game Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, in Denver. The touch-
down tied the game which Denver won in overtime, 20-17.

f course | can start a picks col-
umn five weeks into the season
and not get fired (I think). |
have very good reasons for this:
i. | refused to write anything until the
Dolphins won a game
ii. There isn’t much time in life for any-
thing else when you manage six fantasy
league teams
iii. Vacation
iv. I'm extremely lazy
v. | needed motivation from the "Bal-

loon Boy" story.

Demeritte's Funeral

BAHAMAS’ OLDEST MORTUARY
MARKET STREET * P.O, BOX GT-2007 # TEL: 323-5782

Seat

Clermina Eligene Saintilnor
Saintel-homme, 48

a resident of Washington
Street, formerly of St Louis
du Nord ,Haiti,who died on
21st September, 2009, will
be held at St Cecilia's
Catholic Church, 3rd & 4th
Street, Coconut Grove on
Saturday at llam.
Officiating will be Rev Fr
Roland Vilfort S.M.M.
Interment follows in
Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier
Road.

Left to cherish her fondest memories are her husband,
Jeancius Saintellhomme; her father, Saintcharles
Euligene; four daughters, Lorna Saintelhomme, Rosena
and Roseline Saintelhomme, Jessica Saintelhomme; two
sons, Jonel and Guinmpchy Saintelhomme; three step
daughters, Loudie Saintelhomme, Rachel Saintelhomme
and Bianca Saintelhomme; two step sons, Kelly and
Kenson Saintelhomme; one sister, Mrs Phelicien
Michelien; two brothers, Saint Louius Euligene and
Lucien Euligene; three brothers-in-law,
Esperans Phelicien, St-ilien; two sisters-in-law, Cixcel
and Nou Nou; three grandchildren, Mikeandy, Marverda
and Sherlanda; nieces and nephews, Rose-Marie
Michelien, Cassandra Michelien, Saintfonie
Euligene, Yolna Pierre-Louis, Marianne Cadet, Natasha
Rufin, Jessie Rufin, Mr and Mrs D Rufin, Louiseanna,
Ketly Louis-Jean, Merlande Louis, and Manoucha Bien-
aimer, Sainterese Saintcharles, Rosette Massillan, Rore-
lamie Massillon, Charlene, Lovanie, T-melee Saintcharles,
Sherlanda Joseph, Bernadette Rufin, Jenny Dorestin,
Phelinor, Phelimond, Saint-eme, Saint-Rinor Charles,
Mike Rufin, Dalet, Renold, Winston and Arnold Pierre-
Louis ,Daniel and Rodnell Cadet, Alex Louis-Jean, Joseph;
cousins, Medilia Cadet, Doussou Saintilnor, Chase, Yvose,
Aliyah, Sainmelfor Mesidor, Gelisma and Germaine
Louis-Jean, Madelia Dieunou; other relatives and friends
including, Widelane Austell, Maulande Merizier, Marie-
Guerda Verius, the Brave family, the Sama family, the
Cassie family, the Dorestin family, Shawn, Marvin, Steven
Maxsette, Ernest Louissaint, Our Lady's Church family,
the Rufin family and Washington Street family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral
Home, Market Street from 10-6pm on Friday and on
Saturday at the church from 10am until service time.



WEEK 5

¢ DENVER BRONCOS
AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS



Bold Prediction. Ladanian
Tomlinson will wake up early
Sunday morning, look down
at his feet and force himself to
wiggle his big toe (see Uma
Thurman post hospital scene
in Kill Bill). His toe will move,
he will remember how to use
his feet. He will remember
how to run. He will remember
the before time, the long long
ago, when he was a top flight
back, the premier rusher in
the league when he was held
in such high regard that he
stared in various Campell's
Chunky Soup commercials.
Either this happens or the
entire international media
bombards newsrooms with
"Holy Crap Kyle Orton is 6-0
stories.” Seriously, have you
ever seen anything more
incredible than Kyle Orton,
a rookie running back, and a
rookie head coach leading an
undefeated team five weeks
into a season? There were
three people in the world that
saw this coming — Josh
McDaniels’ parents and Bill
Simmons. Simmonsness is
next to godliness, but LDT in
his prime was next to no one
(Maybe Barry Sanders, Eric
Dickerson, Walter Pay-
ton...you get the idea).

Ly

CHARGERS over BRONCOS

¢ CHICAGO BEARS
AT ATLANTA FALCONS

With what's going on in
Denver, Jay Cutler has no
choice but to make the Bears
great. It's like when you force
an argument to break up with
a girl that's only average look-
ing, but then she somehow
ends up with some rich, Mer-
cedes Benz driving, Channing
Tatum look alike. Think Ted-
dy from 90210. Did you see
what happened to Navid and
Adriana when Teddy moved
back to West Beverly? When
your ex gets with Channing
Tatum, that’s an incredible
amount of pressure. How do
you respond with anything
less than Scarlett Johansson?
Jay Cutler has to have a Scar-
lett Johansson or he'll regret
ever breaking up with the
Broncos. On top of it all, he
has to battle with the gargan-
tuan Jay CUtler than just won
another Mr. Olympia
title...there’s nothing more
important to celebrities than a
battle for name recognition.

BEARS over FALCONS

¢ HOUSTON TEXANS
AT CINCINNATI BENGALS

If not for that ridiculous tip
and catch from Kyle Orton to
Brandon Marshall to Bran-
don Stokely in week one, the

Funeral Announcement

Harold Augustus Adderley, 86
Past Master of St Anthanasius Lodge #19

of Deadman's Cay, Long Island,
will be held on Saturday, October
17th, 2009 at 10:30am at St John's
Anglican Church in Buckleys.
Officiating will be Rev'd Fr Ernest
Pratt, assisted by Rev'd Paulette
Cartwright. Interment will follow
in Deadman's Cay Public
Cemetery.

Left to cherish his everlasting
memories are his loving wife of
sixty one years: Lorene Adderley;
6 sons: Albert, Bernard Sr., Curtis,
Patrick, & Philip Adderley,
Harold Johnson; 4 daughters:
Gwendolyn Thompson, Rosenia
Adderley, Gail & Edith
Turnquest; 19 grandsons:
Berard Jr., Ryan, Patrick Jr.,

Curtis Jr., Raymond, Mickael, Harold, Loren, Terrell, Philip Jr., &
Akeem Adderley, Cherad Carroll, Const. 1895 Leroy Rolle Jr., Travis
Johnson, Andrew, Noel, Jeffery, Salis Jr., & Caden Turnquest; 21
granddaughters: Deatrice, Rosemary, Kia Patrice, Samara, Shelly
Larissa, Rechea, Philippa, Sharina, Shian, Phede, & Dianna Adderley,
Cherell Carroll, Kastacia Thompson, Janene Johnson, Lagloria &
Carolyn Burrows, Charity McHardy, Pamela & Ovina Turnquest,
Anita Gibson & Kayla Rolle; 1 sister: Emma Wells: 1 brother: Allan
Cartwright; 3 sisters-in-law: Beatrice & Grace Cartwright, Edna
Wells; 1 brother-in-law: Erskine Wells; 3 daughters-in-law: Ethel
Johnson, Ann & Stephanie Adderley; 3 sons-in-law: Keith Thompson,
Rexville Adderley, & Salis Turnquest; nephews: Vernon & Vandyke
Adderley, The Hon. Tennyson Wells, Charlie, Richard, Guildford,
Wayne & Kevin Wells, Allan Cartwright Jr., Tony Cartwright, Leslie
& Lynden Burrows; nieces: Anita Cooper, Debra Claridge, Erma
Smith, Cecelia Collins, Yvonne Adderley, Rosenia Pyfrom, Iris Pinder,
Angie Cartwright, Maud Bridgewater, Dorothy Treco, Maxine Richie,
Patsy Harding, Zealy Knowles, Petetuia, Juanita Francis Burrows,
Fayretta Turnquest, Angelina Turnquest, Dellarese Adderley, Shirley
Turnquest, & Marina Wells; adopted children: Clarence, Forrester,

Norris Carroll, Linda Major, Dian, Carolyn

& Val Carroll; special

friends including: Joseph & Virgie Carroll, Carl & Effie Cartwright,
Annie Turnquest, Errington Watkins, Vincent Burrows, Iris Farquharson
& Family, Ruth Watkins & Family, Sybil McHardy & Family, Wade
Smith, Gerona Adderley, Lynn Wells, Louise Fox, Gretal Ford, Nora
Cartwright, Elias, Noah, Okell, Theresa, Joy, & Dolly Cartwright,
Douglas & Martin Turnquest, Keith Carroll, Waylen & Marvin
McCardy, Sherwin & Sherlock Turnquest, Nurse Pearline & Glenroy
Burrows, Wendall Cartwright, Mr. & Mrs. Delbert Cartwright, Millie
& Percy Taylor, Mr. Lawrence Cartwright, M.-P., Ian Knowles, Mia
Lady, Anthony & Gigi Darville, James & Maria Watkins, Albena
Harding, Wadrick Burrows and Antonio McHardy, Staff of Deadman’s
Cay Clinic, Dr. Forte’s Clinic & Staff, St. Anthanasius Lodge #19,
The National Insurance Board, Water & Sewerage Corp., BTC, Ministry
Of Agriculture, and the entire Long Island especially the community
of Deadman’s Cay and many others too numerous to mention.

Viewing will be held at the church on Friday from 3pm until service

time Saturday.

Instead of flowers the family request that donations be sent to St
Anthanasius Anglican Church Building Fund.

Arrangements by Mount Olive Funeral Chapel, Long Island.



Bengals would be undfeated.
More impressively than any-
thing else. They ended the
"Hard Knocks" curse. HBO
has never featured a team on
"Hard Knocks" and have that
team go on to have a success-
ful season. The Bengals are
poised to do it because of one
phrase..." Chal Please." If the
next generation remembers
Ochocinco for anything, let it
be for the fact that he has
made it acceptable for mid-
dle aged white men to say
"Chal Please" on national
television.

BENGALS over TEXANS

¢ BUFFALO BILLS
AT NY JETS

The Jets lost twice in a row
and sanity has finally returned
to every writer, analyst and
pundit in the world. Thank
God. Three weeks into the
season, we all knew Mark
Sanchez was the rookie of the
year and the next Joe Mon-
tana, we all knew Rex Ryan
was the coach of the year and
the next Bill Walsh, we all
knew the Jets Defense was
the most remarkable since the
'85 Bears, and we knew the
Jets were on their way to the
SuperBowl. Two weeks later,
after the Saints Drew Brees'd
them into the ground and the
Dolphins embarassed New
York with the Wildcat, all is
once normal again and as a
Dolphin fan I can bask in the
fact that the J-E-T-S suck!
suck! suck! Off Topic...despite
the fact the Wildcat offence
has nothing to do with the
University of Kentucky,
somehow I feel connected to
this whole thing and take spe-
cial pleasure that the catalyst
of the Dolphins success is also
the mascot of my alma mat-
ter. I'm directly responsible
for the Dolphins winning.

JETS over BILLS

¢ DETROIT LIONS
AT GREEN BAY PACKERS

Is it Thanksgiving already?
No one told me about this.
The last thing I remember is
watching Meet the Browns
and I feel asleep. Was it that
unfunny that I slept for two
months? Yes. Yes it was.

PACKERS over LIONS

¢ BALTIMORE RAVENS
AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Two very good teams. Two
similar styles. Possible Super-
Bowl matchup. Here's what
separates them...the differ-
ence between Jay-Z and Lil
Wayne. The Ravens are like
Jay-Z: with them on the
schedule you know what
you're getting. The method's
been tested, it's won a cham-
pionship, but now we just
spend most of our time won-
dering, after seeing them do it
for so long how much longer
can they function at the time.
The Ravens defence has lost
consecutive games within the
last two minutes, something
that seemed nearly impossi-
ble as few years ago. As for
Jay-Z, there's a reason most
of the featured artists on the
Blueprint made cameo
appearances just to make a
good chorus...we all know
what happened when he let
Eminem go in on Renegade.
The Vikings are more like LI
Wayne because the have
much of the same skillset.
They're building a reputation
to a point where you expect
greatness in just about every
effort but they were still one
or two elements away from
the top. Insert Drake (In the
Vikings case, Brett Farve) and
you have the final motivating
piece to take the throne.

VIKINGS over RAVENS

¢ NY GIANTS
AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

In games like this, what's
the betting system going on
in the Manning household? If
Archie's old team beats Eli,
does Eli force him into a nurs-
ing home? If Eli wins does
Archie get so annoyed he
blurts out at family dinner
that Peyton is the favourite
son? Who does their mom
take in a fantasy draft? Will
someone pay attention to
Cooper Manning? Why don't
these people have a show
already?

GIANTS over SAINTS

e CLEVELAND BROWNS
AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS

The Browns only win came
in a game where there were
no touchdowns scored. In one
year they traded away Bray-
lon Edwards and Kellen
Winslow. They do not deserve



serious recognition.

STEELERS over STEELERS

¢ CAROLINA PANTHERS
AT TAMPA BAY BUCS

I will watch this game for
one sole reason, my fantasy
livelihood depends on the
Tommy-John repaired arm of
Jake Delhomme. Having to
rely on Jake Delhomme is
one of the cardinal sins of fan-
tasy football. It's right up
there alongside "Never trust
Reggie Bush, start both Ron-
nie Brown and Ricy Williams,
and start any defense that's
playing against the Rams."
There's no way I can watch
what happens, it’s too nerve
wrecking. I just got charged
with defusing a nuclear bomb
with 10 seconds left on the
timer. It's going to be a long
climb back to .500

PANTHERS over BUCS

¢ KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
AT WASHINGTON REDSKINS

Only the chiefs could have
found a way to lose that game
against the Cowboys. Well
that's not entirely true. The
Rams, Bucs, Lions, Raiders
and Bills all would have found
a way to lose that game...but
the Chiefs did it with a special
kid of putridity. Only that sec-
ondary could make Miles
Austin look like Jerry Rice.
The Redskins players took a
step forward speaking out in
favour of Head Coach Jim
Zorn which brought about
two thoughts? What in the
world did an awful coach like
Zorn do to earn their trust
and in what situation would
underlings vouch for some-
one so terrible at leading
them? Stephon Marbury did-
n't vouch for Isaiah Thomas,
Spiro T. Agnew didn't vouch
for Nixon, Silver and Adrian-
na didn't even vouch for Nao-
mi when she sent out the mas-
sive text message of Annie in
an uncompromising position,
I won't vouch for Dale.

SKINS over CHIEFS

¢ ST. LOUIS RAMS
AT JACKSONVILLE JAGS

Here's what would really
make the Rush Limbaugh sto-
ry interesting. Rather than
putting the brakes on his
minority ownership bid, the
NFL should encourage it. As
a matter of fact it should serve
as some sort of punishment
for the Rams players: You
keep playing like a pee wee
football team and losing these
lopsided games and we'll let
Rush Limbaugh sign the pay-
cheques. There is NOTHING
that would make Steven Jack-
son run harder, Donnie
Avery catch more passes and
Leonard Little get more
sacks. It could also force a
flurry of trade demands by
the entire roster. The Dol-
phins would have to capitalise
on that right.

JAGS over RAMS

¢ ARIZONA CARDINALS
AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

The most consistently fluc-
tuating divison in football will
once again have another team
at the end of the season.
Unfortunately for both these
teams...this year it'll be the
49ers.

CARDS over SEAHAWKS

¢ PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
AT OAKLAND RAIDERS

Is JaMarcus Russell play-
ing? Is Al Davis owning? Is
Darren McFadden hurting?
For these reasons and
Dale...I'll never pick the
Raiders to win.

EAGLES over RAIDERS

¢ TENNESSEE TITANS
AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Who didn't see this Titans
freefall coming after Albert
Haynesworth left for free
agency? I did. I think Chris
Johnson did. Haynesworth
definitely did. Just like every-
one heralded the Jets as the
next dynasty after three wins,
people were throwing the
Patriots under the bus faster
than the "Balloon Boy" story
developed legs yesterday. You
have to love it. Tom Brady
and Randy Moss are two
touchdown passes away from
a slew of "they've still got it,
its 2007 all over again!" col-
umn. By the way, do any of
you remember Vince Young?
How horrible must he be that
Jeff Fisher refuses to bring
him off the bench despite the
season being virtually over
and starting a 45-year-old at
quarterback?

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Appeal halts Maxo Tido death warrant

tion to apply to Her Majesty in Coun-
cil (Privy Council), for special leave
to appeal against the judgment of the
Court of Appeal dated 14th October
2008, in the above mentioned case.
“No further action will be taken at

poor person against the conviction
and sentence of murder”.

“The Ministry was further advised
that Counsel had served a ‘notice of
intended application’ on the Director
of Public Prosecution of their inten-

this time with respect to the matter,
pending the outcome of the appeal at
the Privy Council. The Ministry wish-
es to advise the public that the Laws
of The Bahamas will continue to be
followed,” the statement read.

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and feet.

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plotted to rob Corporal Bain
of money. Bauld used his girl-
friend to lure the police offi-
cer to the Island Seas Beach,
where he and McPhee accost-
ed him and robbed him of his
ATM card and his 1999 Hon-
da.

The men stole a total of
$4,500 from Corporal Bain’s
Commonwealth bank account
using his ATM card.

Acting Justice Jethro
Miller dismissed the jury
around 2.30pm to deliberate
after delivering a very lengthy
summation.

The jury deliberated for
three hours before returning
with the guilty verdicts. How-
ever, they returned around
5.40pm requesting clarifica-
tion on the issue of
manslaughter and murder in
McPhee’s case.

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remained silent as all seven
guilty verdicts were read by
the foreman.

Prosecutor Vernal Collie
indicated that the Crown
would be seeking the death
penalty in relation to the
count of murder.

He noted that psychiatric
evaluations and probation
reports are usually ordered
by the court before sentenc-
ing.

A tentative date of January
18 was set down for a sen-
tence hearing. Justice Miller
remanded Bauld and McPhee
to Fox Hill Prison.

Margaret Johnson, the
mother of Corporal Bain, said
that justice was served in her
son’s death.

She thanked Prosecutor
Collie and all those persons
who had supported and
prayed for her.

“Tam very happy and
pleased with the verdict. I
thank God for everything - I
put it in God’s hands a long
time ago.

“Now my son could rest in
peace...his death could not
have gone in vain,” she said.

Defence closes its
case in Travolta trial

FROM page one

Ambulance Services company, was back on the witness stand

briefly yesterday as a defence witness for Lightbourne.
Lightbourne and Bridgewater both chose to make unsworn

statements from outside the prisoner’s dock on Wednesday.

They are accused of attempting to extort $25 million from
American actor John Travolta.

The jury yesterday questioned whether it was the policy of
the Emergency Medical Services department to destroy a
refusal of transport document after a patient had received
care.

“Not to my knowledge,” Mr Garvey said. The jury also ques-
tioned as to who had given him the refusal of transport docu-
ment to file. Mr Garvey said that EMT Derrex Rolle had giv-
en him the document.

On Wednesday, Mr Garvey told the court that on January 2,
he and EMS manager Selvin Strachan while in Eight Mile
Rock intercepted the ambulance which had been dispatched to
Old Bahama Bay that morning.

Mr Garvey said he switched places with Lightbourne who had
been driving the ambulance carrying Jett’s body. He told the
court Jett was taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital and dur-
ing a briefing that day Rolle had handed over documents to him
including a refusal of transport form.

Mr Garvey also told the court on Wednesday that on Jan-
uary 2, he received a telephone call from a man and informed
him he was not the person who had access to the refusal of
transport form and gave him Lightbourne’s contact information.

Senior Justice Anita Allen is expected to give her summation
on Tuesday. The trial is expected to resume on Monday at
10am.

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meeting of the 49th Direct-
ing Council of the PAHO.

Dr Dahl-Regis said the
award was an honour for
not her alone, but also for
those who work in public
health, “particularly the
women, and my country,
the Bahamas.”

“JT think it’s very special
to be recognised in such an
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During her remarks, she
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most rewarding parts of her
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ly, providing equitable, cul-
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Also at the ceremony was
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Dahl-Regis as a “daughter
of the soil,” and spoke of
her “tremendous invest-
ment in advancing the
health and well-being of the
people of the Bahamas, the
Caribbean and the world.”

“Dr Dahl-Regis, because
you are at the helm as the
chief medical officer of the



MINISTER OF LABOUR and Social Development Dion Foulkes (right) shares a light moment with Chief
Medical Officer Dr Merceline Dahl-Regis (centre) and Director General of the World Health Organisa-
tion Dr Margaret Chan.

Chief Medical Officer

Dahl-Regis is hailed
by the PAHO/WHO

Dr Merceline Dahl-Regis accepts
2009 Award for Administration

Commonwealth of the
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SARS, tuberculosis,
dengue, AHIN1 and other
diseases threaten to desta-
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of life and overall well-
being,” Senator Foulkes
said.

Leadership

Dr Dahl-Regis’ leader-
ship has been recognised
throughout the region, as
recently as the Caucus of
CARICOM Ministers of
Health a week before,
where references were
made to her active engage-
ment in addressing the
health challenges faced by
the region.

At a private reception,
Bahamas Ambassador to
the US Cornelius Smith
noted that Dr Dahl-Regis
was a health ambassador,
and that the award recog-
nises her leadership in the
region.

Ambassador Smith point-
ed out that Dr Dahl-Regis
was Bahamas and
Caribbean educated, and
that although she had the
option of staying in the US
after obtaining a degree in
public health from Johns
Hopkins University and lec-
turing at Howard Universi-
ty, she chose instead to
return to the Bahamas.

Dr Dahl-Regis began her
career at the Princess Mar-
garet Hospital, and was
appointed chief medical
officer in 1997.

She established the Plan-
ning Unit in the Ministry of
Health, designed to predict
and map future develop-
ments in medicine and to
plan national programmes
for the public system while
considering the advances
being made in the private
sector.

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‘miniscule sums’ to government

rime Minister Hubert
Ingraham yesterday said
he is “angered” by the fact
that “some banks” with
operations in The Bahamas are able
to “repatriate huge profits” from the
country while paying “miniscule
sums” to the Bahamian government.
He said he would like to “begin to
look at” the issue, providing for The
Bahamas to get greater economic
benefits from the banking industry.
“T find it very distasteful, and I
am very annoyed by it ... quite
frankly, angered would be a better
word,” said Mr Ingraham in the
House of Assembly yesterday.

Maritime Authority Bahamas should start signing off

“In principle, The Bahamas would
have no problem in entering into
double taxation agreements. Unfor-
tunately our taxation in The
Bahamas is not evolved like Barba-
dos to be able take advantage of the
various things that are normally
taxed in other countries.

“For instance, I find it very dis-
tasteful, and Iam very annoyed by it
quite frankly, angered would be a
better word, that some of the banks
in The Bahamas are able to repatri-
ate huge profits from The Bahamas
and pay miniscule sums (to this
country’s government), and that if
there was a tax on banks in The



PRIME MINISTER Hubert Ingraham (AP)

Bahamas, a low tax of two per cent,
five per cent or whatever, that they
would be able to deduct that amount
from the tax they pay in Canada, or
wherever else.

“Banks in The Bahamas are able
to make profits here in this country,
send it to Barbados, to their opera-
tion in Barbados, Barbados gets its
share of taxes and then they pay
their home country and we get a pit-
tance.”

“So I was seeking to get the leader
of the Opposition to say whether his
party was now prepared to begin to
look at these matters,” said Mr
Ingraham.

eyes 25-30 per cent
revenue growth in
‘next few years’

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

THE Bahamas Maritime
Authority is looking to grow
its revenue by 25 to 30 per
cent in the “next few years”
by expanding its registry to
include mega yachts and air-
planes, according to Minister
of the Environment Earl
Deveaux.

This is just one of “a num-
ber of new initiatives” being
pursued by The Bahamas
Maritime Authority’s (BMA)
Board of Directors which
would require amendment to
the Maritime Authority Act,
Dr Deveaux said yesterday.

Given the number of high
value individuals residing in
The Bahamas and taking
advantage of our wealth man-
agement expertise, the Minis-
ter said the BMA Board sees
these types of registration as
an “area of great opportuni-
ty” for the country if sup-
ported by an “aggressive mar-
keting” campaign.

Presently, the BMA brings
in around $14 million a year
in gross revenue, of which it
returns about half to the trea-
sury.

In addition to this plan,
numerous new professional
jobs could be created in The
Bahamas if the BMA moves
what is anticipated to be
around “half of its functions”
that are currently abroad - in
London and New York City -
back to The Bahamas.

“In seeking to reduce costs
and increase opportunities for
Bahamians” the Board is
presently “working assidu-
ously” towards identifying
exactly which activities that
are currently undertaken
abroad by the BMA could
take place here instead.

“The signs are very encour-
aging,” said the Minister.

“We can man an office
here, we have the communi-

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cations in place, we have the
connecting flights in place and
the timezone is right for alot
of the world trade, so they
felt...there was a huge oppor-
tunity for the Bahamas to
increase employment and the
activities of the BMA.”

Dr Deveaux said that this
intended evolution of the
BMA, expected to bring
enhancements in its efficiency
and levels of service, are in
large part a response to a
growing competitive threat
from the Marshall Islands
over the last five years.

“We need to do something
different to what we are doing
now to compete with the
Marshall Islands. We need to
be infinitely more flexible in
responding to requests,” said
Dr Deveaux.

Meanwhile, the Minister
noted that a private shipping
company - the Campbell
Shipping Company - is also
progressing in its plans to
work in concert with the gov-
ernment to set up a maritime
training institute where
Bahamians and others from
the Caribbean and Latin
American region can come to
become certified crew mem-
bers.

“There’s a huge opportuni-
ty in the area of seafarers.
Ship owners say they face
many challenges from
untrained labour at sea,” said
Dr Deveaux.

Demand for qualified sea-
farers presently outstrips the
supply, and while most of the
world’s seafarers presently
originate in India and the
Phillipines, a maritime instu-
titute in The Bahamas could
change that.

“The source of funding
would come from the flag
states of the world. They need
seafarers of every description
particularly engineers and
captains,” said Dr Deveaux.

The Minister revealed these
developments in the Bahami-
an maritime industry in par-
lament yesterday in response
to a question from opposition
spokesperson on maritime
affairs, Englerston MP Glenys
Hanna Martin about what is
being done to make The
Bahamas a “more significant
player in the Maritime indus-

try.”

on TIEAs by the end of October

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

IN addition to the three Tax Infor-
mation Exchange Agreements
already signed, The Bahamas has
concluded technical negotiations on
forging accords with eight further
countries, the Prime Minister
revealed yesterday.

He said The Bahamas should be
in a position to begin formally signing
off on those TIEAs by the end of
this month, with a view to concluding
all of them by the end of the year. So
far, each technical agreement has
been initialled “as evidence of our
having agreed them,” added the
Prime Minister.

Once this is done, the Bahamas
would need to sign one more TIEA
to be in compliance with standards
set out by the Organisation for Eco-
nomic Cooperation and Develop-
ment (OECD) in April of this year in
order to be removed from the risky
“grey list” of countries who are
viewed as not fully compliant with
international tax standards. The

OECD is calling for each country to
conclude at least 12 TIEAs.

The Bahamas has concluded
TIEAs with the US, and more
recently, Monaco and San Marino.

Mr Ingraham made this disclosure
in Parliament yesterday following
comments by Opposition members,
Opposition leader Perry Christie and
MP for Fox Hill, Fred Mitchell.

Mr Christie said the public and the
financial services sector in particu-
lar needs to know where the Gov-
ernment stands in terms of taking
action to protect the country’s second
“lifeline” industry.

Mr Mitchell noted that the recent
announcement by French bank BNP
Paribas that they would be pulling
out of The Bahamas “sent a chill”
through the industry, causing some
industry professionals to imagine
they may have to find alternative
employment within the next few
years, while Mr Christie said that
there is a concern that should The
Bahamas not conclude new TIEAs
promptly enough “more European
banks will follow” the French bank’s
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status.

They were speaking during yes-
terday’s debate on a bill for an Act to
Amend the Criminal Justice and
International Cooperation Act,
which provides for The Bahamas to
render assistance in criminal matters
to countries with which it does not
have mutual legal assistance treaties.

Through the amendment - passed
in Parliament after receiving support
from both sides - the Government is
moving to also provide assistance to
foreign authorities in tax matters, “in
line with prevailing international
standards”.

Mr Ingraham described the change
as evidence of a “substantial shift in
the policy of The Bahamas”.

Although The Bahamas has been
committed to “strict bank secrecy”
since 1965, Mr Ingraham noted that
pressure from powerful nations has
“changed the rules of the game”.

Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Belgium,
Andorra and other so-called “tax
havens” have all submitted to greater
tax transparency and The Bahamas is
“following suit”, said Mr Ingraham.



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By SANDY SHORE
AP Energy Writer

DENVER (AP) — Refin-
ers that make gasoline and
other fuels swiftly cut back on
production last week, the gov-
ernment reported Thursday,
sending energy prices jump-
ing across the board.

Oil prices hit a new high for
the year. Heating oil and nat-
ural gas prices also rose.

The Energy Information
Administration reported
Thursday that gasoline in
storage fell by more than five
million barrels at a time when
most energy experts expect-
ed supplies to grow yet again.

For consumers, that may
mean a slight bump upward
in pump prices but not much,

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experts believe.

The average national price
for retail gasoline has been
drifting lower for two months.
That price ticked up slightly
overnight, according to auto
club AAA, Wright Express
and Oil Price Information
Service.

Pump prices rose less than
a penny to $2.487 per gallon,
which is 7.6 cents less than
last month at this time and
well below the summer peak
of $2.69 reached in June. Last
year at this time, a gallon of
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Refiners have been idling

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(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Shakira Burrows of 2nd
Terrace West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the day of November 27, 2009 to send their names
and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator
of the company or, in default thereof, they may be excluded from the
benefit of any distribution made before such debts are proved.

October 16, 2009
SHAKIRA BURROWS
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY



facilities because of a lack of
demand at the same time that
others have been shut down
for routine maintenance.

Besides the report on gaso-
line, the dollar hit a 52-week
low on Thursday, which may
have also contributed to the
run-up in energy prices.

“The ignition switch for a
rally got hit twice today,”
Kloza said.

Crude and gasoline prices
have remained relatively sta-
ble for months with no clear
signs of an economic rebound.
But prices began to rise late
last week when Alcoa, which
kicks off the U.S. earning sea-
son, reported that it had
returned to profitability after
three straight quarterly losses.

One day after jumping
above $75 per barrel for the
first time this year, bench-
mark crude prices rose anoth-
er $2.40 to settle at $77.58 on
Thursday. At one point,
prices were three cents shy of
$78 per barrel.

While the government
reported that crude placed
into storage grew again last
week, it wasn’t as big of a
build up as many experts had
expected and that may have
helped push prices higher as
well.

Natural gas inventories also
grew, the EIA reported
Thursday, and levels now sit
nearly 15 per cent above the
five-year average.

Despite an uptick in prices,
consumers should still be in
for a relatively cheap winter
as far as heating the home.

“The good news here is that
heating oil distributors and
natural gas distributors for
that matter, too, were build-
ing stocks this past summer
when prices were at their low-
est,” said analyst Stephen
Schork. “They’re sitting on
cheap inventory so you’re not
going to see a major spike in
heating costs.”

The EIA has forecast an
eight per cent drop in heat-
ing bills this winter. The gov-
ernment reported that heat-
ing oil prices rose three cents
last week to $2.53 per gallon.
Last year at this time, a gallon
of heating oil cost $3.39.

Heating oil futures rose
7.53 cents to settle at $2.0181
a gallon while natural gas for
November delivery rose 4.6
cents to settle at $4.482 per
1,000 cubic feet. Gasoline for
November delivery gained
8.74 cents to settle at $1.9449
a gallon.

In London, Brent crude
rose $1.35 to settle at $74.45
on the ICE Futures exchange.

e Associated Press writers
Alex Kennedy in Singapore
and George Jahn in Vienna
contributed to this report.

THE newly-acquired Sandals
Emerald Bay resort will hold a
three-day job fair in Great Exu-
ma next week to find staff to
service the soon-to-re-opened
luxury hotel.

Ahead of its January launch,
Sandals yesterday announced it
is hiring managerial, superviso-
ry and line staff, as well as
reviewing former Four Seasons’
employees for future employ-
ment with the resort.

Sandals Resorts Internation-
al’s Director of Operations
Shawn DaCosta said: “We’re
delighted to announce that we
are now in a position to invite
people to be part of this exciting
project and join our team. We’ll
be looking for the very best can-
didates that share our philoso-
phy for giving guests more than
they expect and helping take
the travel industry by storm.”

The job fair will be held in
the resort’s conferencing facili-
ties between 9am and Spm next
Tuesday, October 20, Wednes-
day and Thursday.

All candidates seeking man-

agerial and supervisory posi-
tions can attend on day one,
while day two will be for for-
mer Four Seasons employees
only and Thursday will be for
assessment of potential line staff
and “other positions.”

“All attending candidates will
be interviewed by Sandals
Group directors and those suc-
cessful will be required to start
work at the end of December
in order to undergo the highly-
acclaimed Sandals training pro-
gram ahead of January’s open-
ing,” said a release from the
company.

Those who attend the fair are
asked to dress appropriately and
should bring up-to-date resumes
and any relevant original docu-
ments.

Former Four Seasons
employees, almost 500 of whom
lost their jobs when the prop-
erty closed in May of this year,
are asked to bring identification
with them to the event.

Sandals Emerald Bay is set
to open “The Marina at Emer-
ald Bay’ on November 10.

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Assist with application and reports development within the company

as required

Assists with documentation and maintenance of technical standards

and operations.

Troubleshoots system and application problems, including server related

issues.

Reviews and tests technologies for potential purchase by researching

computer industry information.

Interfaces with all staff and IT vendors in carrying out duties.
Performs application installations and configurations, preventative

maintenance and repairs.

Executes, coordinates and assists in the implementation of new

technologies.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of the AS400 and Windows Operating systems required.

Experience with ATM and POS hardware.

Knowledge of credit card processing and experience working with
branded networks (VISA, Mastercard, AMEX etc) a plus.
Ability to consult Management and developers regarding application

software performance and use.

Analytical and problem-solving skills to assess issues and technical
information, examine alternatives, and use judgment to provide reasoned

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Email:hr.apply @bankbahamas.com

or fax to: 242-323-2637



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BUSINESS ee
In a bad economy, banks trade their way to profits

By STEVENSON JACOBS
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — The
big banks are showing they
can still make money, even
as Main Street struggles —
though not from lending, refi-
nancing homes or other
bread-and-butter business.

Instead, they’re doing what
Wall Street does best — bet-
ting big on stocks, bonds,
commodities and other assets.

Citigroup, the shakiest of
the major banks during the
financial crisis, reported
Thursday it eked out a quar-
terly profit from trading,
despite suffering more losses
on consumer loans. Trading
also drove big profits at Gold-
man Sachs and JPMorgan
Chase.

That some banks are mak-
ing money now is a sign of
remarkable recovery from the
crisis a year ago. But the lop-
sided business model raises



questions about what happens
if trading profits fall off and
banks are left to rely on more
traditional operations.

After all, the economy is
still struggling to recover,
unemployment is approach-
ing 10 percent and Americans
are Saving money and trying
to pay down debt, not taking
on more.

“The good news is that
banks are in better shape. The
bad news is that they’re not
making loans to consumers
and businesses,” said market
analyst Edward Yardeni.
“That could come back to
bite them because these trad-
ing gains will only last so
long.”

Mindful of the problems
banks still face, investors
reacted cautiously a day after
the Dow Jones industrials
powered back above 10,000
for the first time in a year.
Stocks zigzagged for most of
Thursday before ending mod-

estly higher.

For now, trading is pretty
much the only way banks can
make money. And it’s more
lucrative because there are
fewer competitors, interest
rates are near zero and gov-
ernment subsidies have
allowed banks to borrow
cheaply and invest in assets
that offer the highest returns.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
has benefited more than
most. Famed for its trading
prowess, the New York
investment bank said Thurs-
day that third-quarter earn-
ings swelled to $3.03 billion,
more than triple what it made
a year ago.

As in past quarters, Gold-
man leaned heavily on its
trading operation — buying
and selling stocks, bonds, for-
eign currencies and com-
modities like oil and gold —
to make money.

“They’ve been on the mark
on the trading side,” said

Stephen Hagenbuckle, a prin-
ciple at private equity fund
TerraCap Partners.

Goldman’s strong showing
came a day after JPMorgan
Chase & Co. reported its own
big profits — $3.59 billion for
the quarter. That was even
more impressive because,
unlike Goldman, JPMorgan
has suffered heavy losses on
consumer loans like credit
cards and mortgages.

But JPMorgan’s strong
investment banking division
is “carrying the burden right
now,” banking analyst Bert
Ely said. “If not for that, they
would’ve lost money.”

Goldman’s quick recovery
allowed it to repay the $10
billion it received in govern-
ment bailout money. That
freed the company from
restrictions on employee pay,
which is on track to reach
record levels.

The company said it set
aside $16.7 billion, or nearly

half its net revenue, through
the first nine months of the
year for compensation, which
includes salaries, bonuses and
related costs.

Citigroup Inc., meanwhile,
offered a grim reminder of
just how shaky the economy
remains.

Helped by trading gains,
Citi reported a $101 million
profit in the third quarter. But
including the $288 million the
bank paid out in preferred
stock dividends, plus the deal
that gave the government a
34 percent stake in the bank,
it lost $3.24 billion.

The bank, one of the hard-
est hit during the recession,
said loan losses during the
quarter came to $8 billion.
That’s down from nearly $8.4
billion in the second quarter,
but a sign that people are still
defaulting in large numbers.

Banks have warned that
loan losses would continue
into next year. Citigroup
CEO Vikram Pandit said
improving the bad employ-
ment picture would be cru-

“Ultimately it’s going to
come down to how many jobs
are there in the country,”
Pandit told analysts. “And
that is probably the single
best driver of trying to figure
out what happens on a macro
basis.”

Experts don’t expect the
job market to pick up any-
time soon, meaning banks
could be relying on trading
gains for the foreseeable
future. While the economy
may be out of recession, the
unemployment rate isn’t
expected to peak until the
middle of next year.

For now, most big banks
“are holding their breath to
see what 2010 will mean for
retail profits,” said Brad
Hintz, investment banking
analyst at Sanford C. Bern-
stein & Co. “Will unemploy-
ment come down? Will the
consumer start spending? No
one knows.”

e AP Business Writers
Stephen Bernard in New
York and Ieva M. Augstums
in Charlotte, N.C. contributed

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I Boy Peee! GLOBAL DIVERSIFIED FUND LTD. 20) 54m .e NOTICE

“Seige INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

Jonial Hilten Hotel Notice is hereby given that the above named Company is in dis-
Mariboroush St solution, commencing on the 8th day of October, 2009. Articles of The Public is hereby advised that |, YUCK TUNG WONG of
. Dissolution have been duly registered by the Registrar. The Joint Nassau. Bahamas. intend to change my name to TOMMY
Liquidators are Dermot S. L. Butler and David P. M. Blair. YUK WONG. If there are any objections to this change of
name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief
Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later
than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that GEORGY ALCITA of TALL
PINES OFF GLADSTONE ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any
person who knows any reason why registration/naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement of the facts
within twenty-eight days from the 16th day of October, 2009 to the
Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that we, JOHN HENRY
SAUNDERS AND NATASHA JOHNSON SAUNDERS
(a) BOLTDOWN INC. is in dissolution, of the Southern District the father and mother of STERLIN
SHAYNE BETHEL intends to change our son's name to
STERLIN SAMUEL SAUNDERS. If there are any objections
to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections
to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no

30) days after the date of publication of this notice.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that URA BELLE CLARKE of P.O.
BOX SS-5612, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-
eight days from the 16th day of October, 2009 to the Minister
responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau,

NOTICE

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All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required, on or before the 9th day of November, 2009 to send their
names and addresses, with particulars of their debts or claims, and
the names and addresses of their Attorneys (if any) to the Joint Liq-
uidators of the Company, c/o FT Consultants Ltd., One Montague

Pearls and Beads Strands Wholesale and Retail
Place, 2nd Floor, East

P.O.Box EE-15827
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: 242-323-1865

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WANTED

L. C. Hull & Co.
Counsel & Attorneys

Bay Street, P.O. Box N-3932, Nassau, Bahamas.
Dated this 16th day of October, A. D. 2009.
Dermot S. L. Butler
David P. M. Blair
Joint Liquidators

NOTICE

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137 (4) (a), (b)

and (c) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, notice is hereby given that: -
We are seeking to hire a talented Attorney
to join practice in Abaco. Lawyers with 2-4
years experience, a strong record of academic
achievement, excellent writing skills, good
computer skills and experience in real property
transactions.

(b) The date of commencement of the dissolution
is the 9th day of September, A.D., 2009 and

(c) the Liquidator is C.B. Strategy Ltd., of 308

East Bay St.
Please send your resume to: ee

mpearce_Ichull@ yahoo.com
P.O. Box AB - 20415

Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Bahamas

C.B. Strategy Ltd.
LIQUIDATOR

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BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:
THURSDAY, 15 OCTOBER 2009
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,491.16 | CHG 14.59 | %CHG 0.99 | YTD -221.20| YTD %
FINDEX: CLOSE 789.77 | YTD -5.40% | 2008 -12.31%

Clie LcI nN TA

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WWW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE:242-323-2330 | FACSIMILE: 242-323-2320

52wk-Low

1.03
9.90
5.90
0.63
3.15
2.14
9.93
2.72
5.26
1.27
1.32
6.28
8.80

10.00
4.11
1.00
0.27
5.49
9.95

10.00

Securit y
AML Foods Limited
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Haldings
Commonwealth Bank ($1)
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean Bank
Focol (S)
Focol Class B Preference
Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson
Premier Real Estate

BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES - (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing b

52wk-Hi__ 52wk-Low
1000.00
1000.00
1000.00
1000.00

Security
Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +
Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +
Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) +
Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) +
52wk-Low Symbol
Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
RND Holdings

ABDAB
RND Holdings

Fund Name
CFAL Bond Fund
CFAL MSI Preferred Fund
CFAL Money Market Fund
Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund

1.3344
2.8952
1.4210
3.0941
12.3870
100.0000
93.1992
1.0000
9.0775
1.0000
1.0000
1.0000

Fidelity Prime Income Fund
CFAL Global Bond Fund

CFAL Global Equity Fund

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

FG Financial Diversified Fund

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00
52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks

52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks

Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day

Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

DIV § - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months

P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earings

KS) - 4-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007

KS1) - 3-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 7/11/2007

Previous Close Today's Close

10.75
5.90
0.63
3.15
2.37
9.93
2.72
5.54
3.00
2.05
6.28
9.30

10.00
4.11
1.00
0.27
5.59
9.95

10.00

Symbol
FBB17
FBB22
FBB13
FBB15

Change
1.15 0.00
10.75 0.00
5.90 0.00
0.63 0.00
3.15 0.00
2.37 0.00
9.93
2.72
5.83
2.93
2.05
6.28
9.30
10.00
4.11

Daily Vol.

0.00
0.00
0.29
-0.07
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00

1.00
0.27
5.59
9.95
10.00

Last Sale
100.00
100.00
100.00

Change Daily Vol.
0.00

100.00 0.00

Fidelity Over-The-Counter Securities

Bid $
7.92
2.00
0.35

Ask $ Last Price
8.42 14.00
6.25 4.00

Weekly Val.

0.40 0.55

Colina Over-The-Counter Securities

30.13
0.45

31.59 29.00
0.55 0.55

BISX Listed Mutual Funds

NAV
1.4038
2.8300
1.4946
3.0941

13.1751
101.6693
96.7398
1.0000
10.5884
1.0757
1.0305
1.0709

YTD%
3.72
3.75
4.25
-8.61
4.42
1.10
0.35
0.00
5.88
3.86
-0.24
3.24

Last 12 Months
5.20
-6.75
5.18

-13.59
5.86
1.67
-4.18
0.00
5.88
5.30
0.22
4.54

Div $

MARKET TERMS

YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

EPS $

0.00 7%
Prime + 1.75%
0.00 7%
Prime + 1.75%

EPS $
2.246

Div $
0.127
0.992
0.244

-0.877

0.125
0.055
1.406
0.249
0.419
0.111
0.625
0.420
0.322
0.631
0.332
0.000
0.035
0.407
0.952
0.156

ases)

Interest

19 October 2017

19 October 2022
30 May 2013
29 May 2015

Div $ P/E
0.000 N/M
0.480 N/M
0.000 256.6

0.000
0.001

4.540
0.002

0.000
0.000

9.03
261.90
Yield % NAV Date
31-Aug-09
30-Sep-09

9-Oct-09
31-Aug-09
30-Sep-09
30-Jun-09
30-Jun-09
31-Dec-07
30-Sep-09
30-Sep-09
30-Sep-09
30-Sep-09

EPS $ - A company's reported eamings per share for the last 12 mths

NAV - Net Asset Value
N/M - Not Meaningful

FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

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NOTICE is hereby given that EDLYN PETIT-FRERE
of SOLDIER ROAD, P.O. BOX N-9842, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written and signed
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 9th day
of October, 2009 to the Minister responsible for nationality and
Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

STEINER SPA RESORTS LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an extraordinary general
meeting of the shareholders of STEINER SPA RESORTS
LIMITED is hereby called to be held at the Registered Office
of the Company on the 19th day of November, A.D., 2009 at
10.00 o’clock In the forenoon of that day.

The object and purpose of the said meeting is to have laid
before the shareholders of the Company the account of the
Liquidator thereof, Robert Lazar showing the manner in which
the winding up of the Company has been conducted and the debts
and obligations of the Company discharged, and also to hear any
explanation that may be given by the Liquidator.

Dated this 14th day of October, A.D., 2009.

Robert Lazar
Liquidator


THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009, PAGE 9B



,5500 tax dodgers apply for
IRS amnesty programme

By STEPHEN
OHLEMACHER
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
Some 7,500 international tax
dodgers have applied for an
amnesty programme that
promises no jail time and
reduced penalties for tax
cheats who come forward, the
Internal Revenue Service
announced Wednesday.

The tax dodgers were hid-
ing money in more than 70
countries and on every conti-
nent except Antarctica.
Accounts ranged from just
over $10,000 to more than
$100 million.

Response to the pro-
gramme has been unprece-
dented, IRS Commissioner
Doug Shulman said.

“The whole idea of this
programme was to get peo-
ple in and get them on the
right side of the law,” Shul-
man said.

The IRS long has had a
policy that certain tax evaders
who come forward before
they are contacted by the
agency usually can avoid jail
time as long as they agree to
pay back taxes, interest and
hefty penalties. Drug dealers
and money launderers need
not apply. But if the money
was earned legally, tax
evaders can usually avoid
criminal prosecution.

Fewer than 100 people
apply for the programme in
a typical year, in part because
the penalties can far exceed
the value of the hidden
account, depending on how
long the account holder has
evaded US taxes.

In March, the IRS began a
six-month amnesty pro-
gramme that sweetened the
offer with reduced penalties
for people with undeclared
assets. The programme was
extended once, until Thurs-

day. Shulman said it will not
be extended again.

The programme is part of a
larger effort by the Obama
administration to crack down
on Americans who evade US
taxes by hiding assets in over-
seas accounts. In August, the
US and Switzerland resolved
a court case in which Swiss
banking giant UBS AG
agreed to turn over details on
4,450 accounts suspected of
holding undeclared assets
from American customers.

Shulman said the IRS is
stepping up efforts to track
the flow of illicit money from
Europe to Asia, Central
America and the Caribbean.
The agency is also opening
new offices in Beijing, Pana-
ma City and Sydney to pursue
criminal cases. Staffing is
being increased at other
offices, he said.

Shulman said the IRS is still
processing applications for
the amnesty programme. It is
too early to know how much
money will be recovered, he
said.

Shulman said accounts
included money from inheri-
tances, profits skimmed from
US companies and profits
earned overseas. Some of the
tax cheats had single accounts
while others had multiple
accounts in different coun-
tries. Some set up corpora-
tions to make it harder to
identify them, he said.

“These taxpayers are now
back in the US tax system,”
Shulman said.

Shulman said the IRS will
use information from the tax
cheats who have come for-
ward to go after bankers and
tax advisers who helped them
hide assets. The IRS is pro-
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down on international tax
dodgers. Levin has worked
on the issue as chairman of
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By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT – Edwin Bauld Jr and Wilfred McPhee Jr were found guilty by a unan imous vote of 12-0 for the murder Police Cor poral Eddison Bain by a Supreme Court jury on Thursday. The jury also found Bauld and McPhee guilty by a vote of 12-0 of kidnapping, two counts of robbery, and one count of stealing. Bauld was also found guilty of two separate 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 Nottage resigns as PLP battle heats up C M Y K C M Y K V olume: 105 No.270FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009 PRICE – 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER SUNNY AND WARM HIGH 90F LOW 76F B U S I N E S S S EEBUSINESSFRONT S P O R T S PM slams ‘some banks’ who pay ‘miniscule sums’ to government SEEPAGENINE Knowles and Bhupathi in semifinal By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff R eporter tthompson@ tribunemedia.net DOCTOR Bernard Nottage officially resigned from his p osition as leader of Opposition Business in the House ofA ssembly, PLP leader Perry Christie revealed yesterday. M r Christie made the shocking revelation which caught many MPs off guard about an hour after Dr Nottage announced he would c ontest Mr Christie's positionb efore an enthusia stic crowd of sup porters at his con stituency office inB ain and Grants Town. Until he appoints a replacement to Dr Nottage, Mr Christie said he would a ssume the duties of the leader of Opposition Business in the House effective immediately. M r Christie also wished his competitor luck in his future endeavours but warned omiMP’ s shock move in readiness for leadership race The Tribune ANY TIME...ANY PLACE, WE’RE #1 BAHAMASEDITION TINGS TOUGH McDOUBLE FOR $3.79 www.tribune242.com Try our Big Breakfast Sandwich BAHAMASBIGGEST CARSFORSALE, HELPWANTED ANDREALESTATE I N S I D E SEE page eight By NATARIO McKENZIE T ribune Staff Reporter nmckenzie@ t ribunemedia.net T HE jury in the attempted extortion trial of e x-PLP Senator Pleasant Bridgewater and former paramedic Tarino Lightbourne is expecte d to hear closing arguments when the trial resumes on Monday. The nine member jury was released early y esterday after the defence closed its case. The trial is now into its fourth week. Marcus Garvey, manager of the Bahamas By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter mreynolds@ tribunemedia.net THE body of a pastor’s wife was removed from a makeshift mausoleum at the Evangelis tic Pentecostal Church in Garden Hills yesterday following complaints from local residents. Bishop Stanley Seymour had buried his wife Agatha in an aboveground cement tomb behind his church in Chenile Avenue with approval from the Department of Physical Planning in March. But the burial sparked controversy in the community as neighbours complained of an unpleasant odour emanating from the mau soleum and said children were frightened by the nearby presence of a body. They petitioned the B OD Y OF PASTOR’SWIFEREMOVEDAFTERCOMPLAINTS SEE page two Defence closes its case in Travolta trial SEE page 11 REST VIEW Funeral H ome removes Agatha Seymour’s coffin from the mausoleum yesterday. T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f DRBERNARD N OTTAGE THE Ministry of Nation al Security has advised that the reading of the death warrant for Maxo Tido will not be carried out as planned, as attorneys for Tido have filed an appeal with the Judicial Commit tee of the Privy Council. In a statement issued from the ministry, it out lined that on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, the Min ister of National Security had advised the Governor General that the case of Maxo Tido was “not an appropriate one” for the Prerogative of Mercy to be exercised and that the law should take its course. However, yesterday the ministry was advised by Mr Tido’s attorney that they had been instructed to apply to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council for special leave to appeal “as a Appeal halts Maxo Tido death warrant SEE page 11 THREE people have pleaded not guilty to being found on a premises where a lottery was taking place. Leona Davis, 55, of Martin Road, Frederick Smith, 59, of Okra Hill, and Edward McPhee, 50, of Garden View Estates, were arraigned before Magistrate Subu Swain in Court 11, Nassau Street yesterday on the charge. It is alleged they were found in The Pond Liquor Store on October 9. The accused were granted $500 bail, and the case was adjourned to March 26, 2010. Arrest warrants were issued yesterday for Randolph Scott, 56, and Elcin Morris, 45. The two are accused of permitting a premises to pro mote, organise or conduct a lottery and permitting a premises to being used for a lottery. By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter tthompson@tribunemedia.net PRIME Minister Hubert Ingraham poked fun at the Opposition party yesterday, ridiculing the PLP for being a shadow of its former self. Mr Ingraham also questioned whether PLP leader Perry Three plead not guilty to being on lottery premises SEE page 11 PM pokes fun at Opposition SEE page eight Pair found guilty of police officer’ s murder

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM H1N1 AKA SWINE FLU PROTECT YOUR HOME & FACILITY HAND WASHING & CLEANING IS EVERYTHING WE HAVE A DIVERSE SELECTION OF HAND SOAPS, DISPENSERS & DISINFECTANTS LIQUIDS – FOAM AEROSALS REMEMBER HYGIENE ROUTINES CAN HELP PROTECT AGAINST INFLUENZA A WASH HANDS DISINFECT SURFACES #32 Chesapeake & Carib Roads (pf v.interchem@batelnet.bs m.interchem@batelnet.bs The Bahamas’ Biggest & Most Exciting Festival, Featuring Food & Culture From Around the World! Sat 17 & Sun 18 October, 2009 10am 6pmBOTANICAL GARDENS Booths Native Brews Displays & Food Tasting ...and more$2 Kids / $5 Adults $10 Incl. Fashion Show & Wine & Food TastingADMISSION 2 0 0 9 C R E A T I V E E D G E U S AMBASSADORDESIGNATE Nicole Avant has arrived in Nassau, the US Embassy announced. Ms Avant arrived on W ednesday and will be s worn in as the 13th United States Ambassador to the Bahamas when she presents her Letters of Credence to the Governor General on Thursday, October 22. A statement issued by the e mbassy read: “Ms Avant fosters the bilateral partnership between the two nations through a commitment to outreach efforts supporting education, counter-drug and c rime prevention, sustainable energy and healthcare prog rammes. Ms Avant spearheads several multi-national, multi-agency operations toc ombat international drug trafficking and illicit weapons shipments. These efforts protect US national interests and promote safety throughout t he Caribbean.” The daughter of entertainm ent industry legend C larence Avant and philanthropist, Jacqueline Avant, the ambassador-designate was exposed to and raised amidst a culture of music,p hilanthropy and political p assion. B eing influenced by world leaders and international cultural icons led her to becomea leader in education, entert ainment, politics and philanthropy. Ms Avant has become known for her efforts to mobilise and engage the y ounger generation towards g reater charitable and politic al involvement. “She is committed to and passionate about children and ensuring t hat the less fortunate and d isabled are given every opportunity for education and equal access to meaningful employment,” the statement said. F or a number of years, Ms A vant served as a board m ember for the following organisations: Best Buddies International – a global volunteerm ovement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with i ntellectual and developm ental disabilities. The Bogart Pediatric Research Programme – w hich raises vital funds to support early stage pediatric cancer research at the Bogart laboratories located at Children’s Hospital LosA ngeles. The Bogart Prog ramme is dedicated to supporting “bench to bedside’ research to find cures and treatments for these diseases and to enhancing the quality of life of the children who survive them. I n 2007, Ms Avant was named one of the American Cancer Society’s Next Generation Leaders. In her professional capacity, Ms Avant served as an a cademic counsellor at the Neighborhood Academic Initiative, a University of Southern California mentorship programme for high schools tudents that provided full a cademic scholarships as well as daily guidance and direction in social behavior and social responsibility. Most recently, she served as vice president of Interior Music Publishing and AvantG arde Music Publishing (1998-2009 Southern California finance co-chairwoman of the Barack Obama presidential campaign. M s Avant is married to Ted Sarandos, chief content officer for Netflix Corporation. They have two children, Sarah and Tony. US Ambassador-designate has arrived in Nassau Nicole Avant will be sworn in next week US AMBASSADOR-DESIGNATE Nicole Avant Department of Physical Plann ing to revoke the permission and when nothing was done they threatened to sue the gov-e rnment. B ishop Seymour was ordered to have Mrs Seymour’s body removed in April and a gain in August, but he refused to give consent for the removal carried out yesterday. T he pastor was not present as Environmental Health staff and gravediggers hacked at his wife’s mausoleum and removed her casket in a fiveminute no-nonsense procedure shortly after 10am. H er shining white and silver casket was transported to the Southern Cemetery in an undertaker’s van and lowered i nto the ground under the guid ance of Bishop Simeon Hall who uttered prayers for hers oul’s eternal peace. No friends or relatives of Mrs Seymour’s attended thes econd burial overseen by Rest View Funeral Home, but two women who knew her shed tears at the anonymousg ravesite after a cement cov ering had sealed her new rest ing place. Bishop Hall said: “I feel awkward about doing this mainly because many of our churchesh ave graveyards, or they will have distinguished members of the church buried at the church, and many churches are in residential neighbourhoods. “We believe the person’s sprit must be at rest, and we trouble it when we move it from place to place. “So I sympathise with a fell ow clergy, but also the law is the law.” Police had been called to Mrs Seymour’s funeral on M arch 21 to prevent the maus oleum burial as Bishop Sey mour did not have the correct documentation, but he went a head with the burial when he h ad obtained official permis sion one week later, sparking controversy in the community. Southeastern Division Superintendent Stephen Dean said: “The residents didn’t want it there, they said there was an odour and it really concerned them. “I think after government reviewed it they agreed it was n’t a good place to put it. So I think they should all rest now.” Garden Hills MP Brensil Rolle added: “At every stage we tried to ensure the body was removed with dignity and to ensure the law was followed.” INDEX MAIN/SPORTS SECTION Local News...................P1,2,3,5,6,7,8,11,12 Editorial/Letters.........................................P4 Spor ts...................................................P9,10 BUSINESS/WOMAN SECTION Business.......................P1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 Comics......................................................P8 CLASSIFIED SECTION 32 P AGES USA TODA Y MAIN SECTION 12 P AGES Body of pastor’s wife removed after complaints FROM page one THE COFFIN is lowered into the ground at the Southern Cemetery u nder the guidance of Bishop Simeon Hall.

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B y PAUL G TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter pturnquest@tribunemedia.net STUDENTS and faculty at the College of theB ahamas voted overwhelmingly in favour of new leade rship for the Progressive L iberal Party in a poll that w as conducted over the past few days. According to Jamaal K nowles, president of the C ollege’s Student Union, the preliminary results after more than 2,500 staff and students were surveyed show that a whopping 73 perc ent feel that if they were a delegate at the upcoming PLP convention, they would v ote in favour of new leadership. While this survey did not d ifferentiate which chal lenger for the leadership – Paul Moss, Fred Mitchell, or Dr Bernard Nottage – is preferred, it did speak vol umes about what the stud ents and professors feel a bout the PLP’s current l eadership with only 11 per c ent saying they would vote t o keep former prime minister Perry Christie. T he survey also touched on social and economic issues, such as the country’s reliance on tourism and whether or not there should be reform of the country’s current gaming laws. Results The results were as follows: 63 per cent of COB students and faculty do not supp ort the Bahamas’ level of e conomic reliance on t ourism, while 20 per cent s upport it 70 per cent of COB stud ents and faculty believe t hat new leadership is needed in government, while 13 per cent do not 43 per cent of COB students and faculty are in support of the gaming law r eform to include Bahamians, while 36 per cent o ppose it 82 two per cent of COB s tudents and faculty would vote for a third party if it s eemed to be an attractive option 77 per cent of COB students and faculty believe the g overnment needs to try a new approach to immigration 55 per cent of COB students and faculty don’t believe the police and government are doing an adequate job addressing the crime problem, while 31 per cent do 55 per cent of COB students and faculty are not satisfied with their MP’s performance, while 28 per centa re The genesis for this survey,” Mr Knowles said, “was to show the nation that we at the college have a voice and we need to be heard. I don’t think there are enough mediums for us to voice our concerns to the media and to the nation. And this will hopefully fos-t er more initiatives from stud ents to get engaged with w hat is happening around them.” This survey, Mr Knowles said, was compiled and created based on advice from b oth within and outside of t he college. By PAUL G TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter pturnquest@tribunemedia.net PLP MP Dr Bernard Nottage officially launched his campaign to become leader of the party amidst cheers and applause from supporters at his Bain and Grants Town constituency headquarters yesterday. Under a banner embla zoned with the logo, ‘Deci sive, Determined, and Dedi cated’, Dr Nottage stressed to his supporters that his desire to serve his country is not in any way a reflection on the capabilities of the party’s current leader, Perry Christie. The battle between these two, which is considered by many within the party to be the final “clash of the titans”, is already being described as an all-out war. In fact, it has already been suggested by supporters of the incumbent leader that Dr Nottage would be seen as a “traitor” if he were to challenge Mr Christie at the October 21 convention, as it was Mr Christie who welcomed Dr Nottage back into the par ty in 2005. However, Dr Nottage rejected any suggestion that he is a traitor. “I wasn’t told when I came back to the PLP that I can only come back if I don’t chal lenge for high office. I wasn’t told that. If I was told that then I would have to consider whether or not that is a partyI wanted to come back to. But thank God Almighty that is not the kind of party that the PLP was or is. “And so I am not a traitor. I am just a Bahamian who is patriotic, loyal, and passionate about our country and its people,” he said. Dr Nottage explained to the packed room that he has travelled throughout the country and has been well received at every turn by supporters who want to see change in the party and a more “aggressive” style of leadership. “The people I have met want to know how we are going to face the issues in their communities. The peo ple in South Andros don’t have anything to do. If you don’t work for the government you don’t work. In South Eleuthera people say the economy is standing still. So people are very concerned. Very concerned. And so yes, the response has been very positive. Now other people have gotten positive responses too and everybody can’t win,” he quipped. Concern However the doctor did stress concern over the level of transparency there will be at the party’s upcoming convention, stating that he would like to see an amendment added to the party’s constitu tion ensuring that all members of the party – not only stalwarts or super delegates – will be allowed to vote. “I would like to see an open party where you belong to a party, you pay your dues reg ularly, you are on a list, and when an election is held everybody who is a member can vote. And the election will not be conducted by sitting officers who are also challenging in the election,” he said. Dr Nottage hinted that he has “some support” within the PLP’s parliamentary block – but did not say if he thinks the majority of PLP MPs are backing him for leader. He also assured PLP’s near and far that whatever the out come of the upcoming elec tion, he is a PLP and will remain one. “I want to say that without equivocation. I am a member in good standing with the PLP. “I am loyal to its leadership, I am loyal its to membership, I am loyal to my dear constituency of Bain Town, and there are no more diversions for me. I am PLP,” he said. Dr Nottage said he is not concerned about any political attacks he or his family may face in the coming week. “I am like Teflon. It will just flow off of me. “While they focus on what ever the negatives are, I am going to focus on the needs of the people,” he said. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009, PAGE 3 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM COB staff and students vote in favour of new PLP leadership Cheers and applause as Nottage launches leadership campaign GOVERNMENT is cons idering adopting Britain's rules for filing appeals to the Privy Council in order to deter "frivolous" cases from being heard at thec ountry's highest court of appeal. Speaking during ad ebate in the House of A ssembly yesterday, Prime Minis-t er Hubert Ingraham s aid Lord Philips' recent state m ents on the cost of hearing cases emanating from f ormer colonies did not surprise him. "The rules establishing h ow you get to the Privy Council were established a long time ago. . . as a mat t er of principle I'd like to say this we would seek in t he Bahamas to bench mark our rules for access to the Privy Councila gainst the rules in the United Kingdom from t heir courts of appeal to their highest court,” he said. O pposition MP for Fox Hill Fred Mitchell said that while the Privy Council is used as one of the promotional tools that theB ahamas uses to prove that its an attractive jurisdiction for investors, he doubts that there are many cases before the PrivyC ouncil emanating from the Bahamas. ". . . if you have 10 cases g oing to the Privy Council a year, I would say that's p lenty, I don't think the numbers are actually sig nificant. " The Privy Council is an important policy court to sort out matters, which when the local jurisdiction goes wrong, they get itr ight. And we have a history of the Court of Appeal being corrected time and time again by the Privy Council, particularly onm atters which deal with the rights of citizens. So I think that is why people have this concern about access to this particular court,” Mr Mitchell said. The Fox Hill MP also questioned if Lord Phillips, Britain’s new Supreme Court president, spoke on behalf of the British gov ernment or was voicing a personal opinion about the cases coming from former colonies. "I'm certain that the British government and the sector responsible for the economy of the United Kingdom would not be joining in the sentiment to do away with Privy Council services to countries in the region. Britain makes an enormous amount of money from cases which were referred from this country and other countries in the region,” he said. Govt may adopt Britishr ules for filing appeals to the Privy Council In brief C OLLEGEOF B AHAMAS : P OLLSHOWS 73 PERCENTBACKPARTYCHANGE FRED MITCHELL PAUL MOSS THECHALLENGERS BERNARD NOTTAGE B AIN AND GRANTSTOWNCONSTITUENCYHQ “I am like Teflon. It will just flow off of me. While they focus on whatever the negatives ar e, I am going to focus on the needs of the people.” Dr Bernard Nottage HUBERT INGRAHAM Share your news The Tribune wants to hear fr om people who ar e making news in their neighbour hoods. Per haps you ar e raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the area or have won an award. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story.

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EDITOR, The Tribune. Ever since the government proposed an amendment to the marital rape law I’ve watched with incredulity the range of discussion back and forth on the issue and, frankly, the ignorance portrayed by so many people who stand against the amend ment is astounding. As a mar ried Bahamian man I am embarrassed that so many of my fellow citizens can be so easily led down the path of ignorance. For religious leaders in this country to publicly stand against a law that protects a woman from sexual abuse at the hands of her husband is unbelievable. In fact, it makes one wonder whether many of these men are running scared they’re worried that if the law is passed they’ll no longer be allowed to exercise their misogynistic dominion over their wives. The fact of the matter is that a wife claiming that her husband raped her is no different than a girlfriend claim ing the same thing, or even a woman accusing her male friend. The man will not be convicted without sufficient evidence against him. An accusation does not mean instant imprisonment. I’ve kept my mouth shut on the issue thus far, but recent letters published in the press have forced me to respond. Many of these letters embody the rampant fallacies surrounding this issue. The various writers seem to believe that the passing of this law will increase promiscuity and infidelity among Bahami an men, and destroy the “sanctity” of marriage. According to many of the letter writers, if a man comes home from work and requires sex and if his wife doesn’t give it to him, then the man will immediately go out and find somebody else to have sex with. The blame, of course, falls on the wife who was spiteful and only refused sex because the couple had an argument. Apparently a wife not being in the mood for lovemaking isn’t reason enough to refuse sex. Is that all it takes? Is it considered the wife’s fault that her husband cheats on her because she didn’t want sex at the same time he did (which, apparently, is spiteful behaviour)? If a man really feels this way then his marriage is already in trouble, and no marital rape law is going to exacerbate the problem. The country is already battling with issues of infidelity, promiscuity and the decay of marriage. “Sweethearting” is rampant and, worst of all, socially accepted. The number of children growing up without fathers is increasing year after year, and in turn is helping to cause our crime rate to spiral out of control due to a lack of proper male role models in their lives. No amendment to a law is going to cause an increase in these problems – we’ve already been facing them for years, and our religious leadership is mostly staying quiet. Simply put, good men who treat their wives with love and respect needn’t fear any marital rape law. And those men who do not treat their spouse respectfully should fear this law because what they are doing to the person they are supposed to love and cherish most in this world is disgusting and should not be tolerated in any modern society. It comes down to a matter of love and respect. If men in this country truly loved and respected their wives, girlfriends and friends, there would be no need for this law. Unfortunately, we do need it, and nobody who considers him or herself to be a moral human being should oppose it. A HENDERSON Nassau, October 14, 2009. EDITOR, The Tribune. “If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I com-m and the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people. If my people, which are called by my name, should humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and forgive their sins and will heal their land.” It sounds as though the pestilence is among the people and the heaven is shut up. Are any pastors listening to the voice of God.”? Where are the leaders of these people, the leaders who stand before the people every Saturday and Sunday morning? Is their only concern what they should eat and how m uch tithes and offering and how many anniversary gifts they can receive or how many politicians can come to church on anniversary day or how much Crown land they can get? As I sat and watched the news on TV recently I saw where the prophet or the man of God met with some of the leaders of the land. According to what I heard on the TV, it was not what it should have been. The men of God should have been saying “thus said the Lord”, but instead they were singing a different note. This is why our country is going the way it’s going in a tailspin. Everyday there is a killing. Where are the lead ers of the churches? The question is found in Haggai 2:3 “Who is left among you that saw this country in her first glory? And how do you see it now? Is it not in our eyes in comparison of it as nothing”? I am confident that the glory of this latter times shall be greater than the former thus said the Lord of Host and in this place will I give peace. Peace will come if the lead ers of the various denominations will come together and c all a massive prayer and fasti ng. If they really care, should not the Christian Council call an open-air prayer meeting at least 10 nights that is, each night on a different park in the different areas. Do we really want to pull down strong holds? Let’s look at what’s destroying our country. We have the sicknesses of cancer, AIDS, sugar, high blood pressure, bad stress and n ow crime. These are things t hat are affecting every man, woman, boy and girl. Can’t the leaders of these churches see what’s going on or are you waiting for the politician to call the prayer meeting? How do you think we got this far? It’s because of the prayer warriors and intercessors in our land and the great prophets such as R E Cooper Sr, Rev H W Brown, Rev Dr John E Cleare, Rev Dr A S Colebrooke, just to name a few. These men stood in the rain and in the draft from park to park helping to pull down the strongholds of thed evil. It’s time for us to get out of our air conditioned churches and call a solemn fast and massive prayer meeting just as Esther did in chapter 4 :15-17. I call on Baptist, Church Of God, Anglicans, Catholics, Adventist and every other church denomination that represents and believes in the name of Christ to rise up and join hands. Powerful things happen when we are all on one accord. Unity brings strength. I am for capital punishment, but why cry and call for that when we have a greater weapon, which is not carnal. 2 Corinthian 10:4 states, “for t he weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.” There are many good men and women willing to help step up to the plate and pray. Too many families are getting hurt. Pastors, let us stop the town meetings and have some prayer meetings on the parks where everyone can come as they are. The politicians call the most rally when they want to. Why can’t we as children of the Most High God call our nights of prayer? Let’s take the church to where the peo ple live. BERNAL BULLARD Nassau, September 28, 2009. C M Y K C M Y K EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 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 NEW YORK News comes fast and furious, bringing new issues and con-c erns daily or even hourly. Political debates rage at home, troubling headl ines come in from overseas it’s easy to get caught up in all of it, especially if the news is one’s stock in trade. A nd in a democracy, of course, it’s important for all of us to remain informed about and involved in develo pments in domestic and international events. But sometimes it’s also important to take a longer view. One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the e arth abideth forever,” is what the Good Book says. In truth, a great deal of what we obsess o ver today won’t much be remembered or matter in a few decades, much less a hundred years. The damage we are doing to this Earth, however, does have the potential to reach far into the futurea nd greatly alter the lives of those generations to cometh. That’s your grandchildren and mine, folks, and their kids after them. Nevertheless, we hear precious little in the news these days aboutt he environment except for global climate change, about which we’re doing precious little. O ne story that did seem to make an impression this past summer concerned a section of the Pacific Ocean a patch now twice the size of Texas that is a concentrated, toxic stew of plastics. Plas-t ics that, if the mere fact of this doesn’t concern you, are entering the food chain on which we, humans, sit atop. There was a week or so of concern and even outrage about this, and people still bring it up from time to time. But it’s yet to become a rallying cry for change in how we treat the oceans from which life arose and which sustain us still. These would be the same oceans that, according to National Geographic, have been producing large blobs of diseasecarrying mucus: “marine mucilage” clusters of dead and living organic matter that attract bacteria and viruses and have been popping up in the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas. They areh armful to humans and fish and have been increasing exponentially in recent y ears. These would be the same oceans that, according to report after report, modern fishing techniques have cleanedo ut to the point where all all! the world’s fisheries are in danger of collapse by mid-century. The same oceans w here larger species such as tuna and swordfish consumed so much mercury that to eat them with regularity is too penly court mercury poisoning. Surely, you may be thinking, the w orld’s governments must be doing something about all this. Well, they have. In 2003, for example, 123 national sig n atories to the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity pledged to “achieve, by 2010, a significant reduction of the current rate of biodiversity loss at the local, national and regional levels, as ac ontribution to poverty alleviation and to the benefit of all life on Earth.” This week, leading biodiversity experts meeting in South Africa concluded that the parties to this convention will fall fars hort of the goals to which they committed. What is the price of inaction? The a nswer, according to these same experts, is that rates of extinction are dramatic ally worse than even the most dire predictions of a few years ago. We are gradually destroying the only h ome we know, which is another way of saying that we’re gradually destroying ourselves. The signs have become unmistakable, but our governments and our other institutions, built to respond to short-term needs to the practical exclusion of all others, are doing little to nothing. The needs of the present are always pressing, but it may be time to start thinking and acting long term, before it’s too late to act at all. (This article is by Dan Rather c.2009 Hearst Newspapers) Where are the watchmen for the country? LETTERS letters@tribunemedia.net The price of inaction on the envir onment Every Bahamian should support marital rape law

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HANDS FOR HUNGER , a local non-profit food rescue programme committed to eliminating unnecessary hunger in our community is marking World Food Day by having provided 100,000-plus meals. “It is important to realise that hunger in our community existed before the glob-al financial crisis, and although some project the economy is beginning to show signs of promise, many who were and have become reliant on food assistance continue to need our support,” says Ashley Lepine, executive director of Hands For Hunger. “Hands for Hunger is committed to staying focused on keeping the organisation’s goal direct, simple and clear: eliminating unnecessary hunger in the Bahamas.” Hands For Hunger picks up food from a variety of hotels, grocers, wholesalers and farms that would have otherwise gone to waste and delivers this food to centres across New Providence. Since putting its first truck on the road this March,Hands For Hunger has been able to redistribute more than 100,000 lbs of food which is the equivalent to 100,000 meals. Recently, an increase in food donor partnerships has created the need for a second route and now two refrigerated trucks will be delivering more food to more of those who need it most. Hands For Hunger was founded by a group of Bahamian student leaders in early 2008, who are committed to making a difference in the world. The organisa tion is a registered not for profit charity that relies on donations from community groups, foundations, corpo rations and the general public. They are led by a volunteer board of directors and supported by hundreds of dedicated volunteers. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO “With an estimated increase of 105 million hungry people in 2009, there are now 1.02 billion malnourished people in the world, meaning that almost one sixth of all humanity is suffering from hunger.” FAO, the leading entity representing international efforts to aid and defeat unnecessary hunger annual ly, declares October 16 Inter national Food Day. To mark the occasion, there will be a candlelight vigil at Arawak Cay tonight beginning at 6.30pm. PRIME Minister Hubert Ingraham encouraged persons consid ering entering the public service t o be honest and corruption free. He made this statement yesterday in the House of Assembly as he welcomed members of Youth Parliament who were present inthe gallery. " Public service is a great endeav o r to undertake. The leader of the opposition and myself came here in 1977 and we are the two longest serving members of the House having been elected on seven consec utive occasions. ". . . It's not a place to become rich, even though some people here do become rich. Like in society, therea re good people and there are bad people. There are honest people and there are dis-h onest people, ethical people and unethical p eople. But what you've got to do is ensure when you are in public service, do your job, play honestly, ensure that no one can point a finger in your face at any time and say ‘I bribed him or gave him kick-back’. " And you can say what you like, you can be like me, tell anybody what you like and they can tell me what they like. But one thing they cannot tell me is that 'You are a crook, you are dis-h onest," said Mr Ingraham. D uring yesterday's session, parliamentarians debated and passed four bills: A Bill for an Act to Amend the Registrar General Act; A Bill for an Act to Amend the Magistrate's Act; A Bill for an Act to Amend the Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollu tion) Act so as to Implement the Internat ional Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001 and forc onnected purposes; and a Bill for an Act to A mend the Criminal Justice (International Co-Operation) Act. The House resumes on October, 26. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009, PAGE 5 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM By AVA TURNQUEST H UMAN rights activists, organisations and members of the public say they are disappointed by Minister of State for Immigration Branville McCartney’s refusal to release reports on the Carmichael Road Detention Centre. Despite repeated allegations o f beatings, torture, squalid living conditions and sexual abuse most of which surfaced before Mr McCartney’s tenure – the truth about the facility continues to be veiled in secrecy with Immigration authorities denying any malpractice. Those who have been waiti ng for more than six months for the government to release the report, compiled by a team of psychologists and sociologists, say that although the minister’s decision did not come asa surprise, they are saddened by confirmation that the latest inquiry into conditions at the centre will not see the light of d ay. An Amnesty International representative said: "Amnesty International continues to be concerned about the Carmichael Road Detention Centre and the incidents of reported abuse and mistreat ment of detainees there. We a re likewise disappointed to hear that the long awaited report will not be forthcoming for the public to read and see what their government is doing. "We hope the government will reconsider this decision and release to the public the reports so they can make up their own mind as to how detainees are being treated." Attorney and aspiring PLP leader Paul Moss believes Mr McCartney’s decision is indicative of the mentality of the current government, which he feels has no interest in transparency or accountability – two things Mr McCartney pledged to the public in his 2007 party mani festo. "He is simply a regular politician who has been entrapped in the old ways of doing business,” Mr Moss said. “He’s only interested in keeping a lid on anything that is possibly explosive to his government when in fact his concern ought to be t hat he does the best for his country.” The fact that the minister’s refusal to release the report stems from his displeasure with The Tribune’s coverage of the allegations of abuse and poor conditions at the centre has left concerned citizens feeling c heated and dissatisfied with the government, Mr Moss said. He added: “Personalities and personal vendettas have no place in public life. “Your job is supposed to be for the benefit of all Bahamians and you ought to recognise that you are to be up front and t ruthful with the access that is requested and also needed. "I think that we have practiced this kind of politics for too long and I would have thought that Branville McCartney would have been someone who is absolutely not interested in that kind of politics existing anymore in this country." M eanwhile, president of the United Association of Haitians in the Bahamas Rev Dr Antoine St Louis said that in the face of the government’s unexplained refusal to release the report, it can only be deduced that the allegations hold truth. H e told T he Tribune : “If Mr McCartney said he would publicise it, he needs to publicise it and let the public know what’s going on. “Their refusal would simply mean what was said is true.” INSIGHT T une INSIGHT DAY, JUNE 29, 2009 The stories behind the news By INSIGHT TEAM FOR years, the Immigrat ion Detention Centre on C armichael Road has been the subject of allegations of detainee abuse and inhumane conditions. Successive governments have promised to investigate and from time to time a few changes haveb een instituted, but former d etainees say these are usually c osmetic and short lived. A few months ago, under i ntense publicity, the Immigration D epartment announced yet a nother inquiry, and a fact-finding team composed of government officials, social workers and psychologists visited the centre. The resulting report has yet to b e made public, but those well a cquainted with the matter doubt i t will admit to finding any evid ence of cruelty or violence. History seems to support this view: During the facility's more than two decades in operation, and despite countless allegations, not a single publicised instance of beating, torture, or sexual abuse h as been acknowledged by B ahamian authorities. Y et, according to a senior offic er formerly stationed at the centre, detainees are routinely subjected to the most horrific abuses which take place right under the noses of the administrators, who are often too disinterested to n otice. A s the Immigration Departm ent prepares to announce yet a nother plan to improve condit ions for detainees, the officer b reaks his silence for the first time in an exclusive interview with Insight. T he text of this interview has b een edited for continuity and to p rotect the identity of the indiv iduals mentioned. I nsight (I t here have been countless allegations about what goes on at the C armichael Road Detention Cent re, but journalists have not been a llowed in to see for themselves. H ow would you describe condit ions at the centre during the time y ou were there? O fficer (O a n insult. It's inhumane how the p lace is run. There is sewage e verywhere. Piles of garbage. And t he Immigration officers in charge, t hey can smell it, see it, but won't c day, I poured bleach from head to toe in the shower. Because I can't lay beside my wife after being in there, or play with my children. My dirty clothes, I used to leave them outside in the trunk, and then wash them later. (I for detainees? (O it’s run like a prison. That is noth ow it is supposed to be. These a re detainees. These people, you d on’t know what they have been t hrough. Some of them spent all t heir money just to make it to paradise. Now they reach paradise, a nd they are captured. S ome are just like the J amaicans, when they come t hrough the airport they don’t h ave anyone to sign for them, and t hey don’t have enough money in their pocket and that is wrong, that’s a bunch of foolishness. I’ma tourist, I come here with $100 in m y pocket and spend a week and l eave. If I overstay my week, of c ourse put me in the detention c entre, but don’t turn me away at t he airport, or put me in that filth. I : Jamaican tourists are taken f rom the airport to the detention c entre because they don’t have $100 on them when they get here? O : They take them if they don’t h ave $500 in their pocket. Immed iately. They say: “You don’t have e nough to sustain yourself.” I : Suppose they are staying w ith someone here for that week, a nd don’t need to buy a hotel r oom? O : They say that person have t o come out to the airport and s ign for them. Or else they take t hem to the detention centre. I : Why do you think conditions a t the centre have deteriorated to s uch an extent? O : The main problem is too m any people with no experience but high ranks dabbling too much in the running of the place. Itn eeds to be managed – not run, m anaged. If they want to have a d etention centre, do it the right w ay. S ee, you have born leaders and t hen you have leaders for them it’s about power. They believe this textbook stuff they learn in school is all they need. But experience causes you to learn how to dealw ith people. T hey are not prisoners, they a detainees. T fficers have to learn not to a people. They are a ated. I h uman beings. I wouldn’t give it to a dog. I: But Minister Branville McCartney and Immigration Director Jack Thompson ate lunch there, and said the food was good. O : Mr Thompson and the mini ster, they are good people, very g ood people. I think they get s wing – you remember the song You get swing’? They are being fooled. Because I've seen the people only get water and just a slice of cheddar cheese between two s lices of dry bread. Breakfast grits a re supposed to be soft. But there, h ard as rock. And the portions a re lousy. A ll the meals are late. Plenty of t imes I have seen food fresh on t he counter, and the officers w ould not come out to open the g to feed the people. They w it in the air condition a b Sometimes t ing at e I: What is it for, if the children d on't use it? O : They have it for show, for s how and tell. It's a game. Whene ver visitors come, they let them p lay, so everyone thinks everyt hing is all right. It's like the p hones. They put pay phones in t he back there, but they don't let a nyone use them. I : We now want to ask you a bout the allegations of beatings a nd other physical abuse at the c entre. Let’s start with the case of ( name withheld) within the last f ew years. We were told the g uards broke both his legs and k nocked several of his teeth out. O: Yes. The guy who broke his k nees was (officer's name withh eld). We have a lot of immature a nd unprofessional officers, and i t hurts my heart. What are they h arassing these people for? There i s only so much abuse people can t ake. Leave them alone. Give t d etainees did, the officers are not magistrates. They only detain personnel until the magistrate decides to let them go, make them pay a fine, or let them buy a ticke t to leave. That is not up to the o fficers. How can they – and they d o this a lot – how can they take a way funds confiscated from d etainees, and keep them or give t hem to someone else? That is not their call. They have no right to take people's property. I : Does this happen often? O : It's just like a flea market. S ee, they believe that these people w ill just be deported. They don't r ealise some of them will get stat us. When they do, it’s like, ‘Oh y our phone? I didn't see it, I don't k now what it looks like’ playing stupid. S ome Haitians are taken into c ustody with a lot of money and it d isappears. They have a lot b ecause they may work here for y ears, but because they are illeg al, they put money under the m attress, in coffee cans, they bury i t, all over the place, because they c an't open an account. And they a re not extravagant people. They a re like the Chinese, they live h umbly. They just work, feed the family and save and save and save. E very time their money goes m issing (after being confiscated the officers try and blame indi v idual migrants. But no cash ever i s supposed to enter the detention c entre. Whenever you are com m itted, your possessions are supp ed to be put in an envelope. T icer is supposed to sign a d eported, goes to jail, or is r eleased, that is his cash. What s ome are doing is stealing by m eans of employment. And you a re not supposed to get fired, you a re supposed to go to jail for t hings like this. And I am a shamed by what I seen some of m y fellow officers do. It's a crying s hame. Most of them are in p rominent positions who are doing this foolishness, not the s mall man. I : Can you remember any spec ific beatings that took place duri ng your time at the centre? O: I have watched individuals b eing snatched up by their clothes. T hey would take them in a priv ate room, beat them on the bott om of their feet, their stomach, soft tissue where it wouldn’t show. B ut then it got to the point where t hey just don’t care no more. A cross the face, across the back. They just do it in front of everyone, they just don't care, and its i nhumane. M y parents grew me up a diff erent way. What they are doing is w rong. I told you they used to extract t hem. But later even if they did that, it was to a building with windows and no blinds. All the detainees could see this Gestapo foolishness going on. What is this,a prisoner of war camp now? I watched them beat one so b guy was on the ground a and groaned all n to the hosp rs to m Officer:detaineeswere subjected to horrific abuse DETAINEES can be seen at the Immigration Detention Centre on Carmichael Road. Allegations about C armichael Road D etention CentreS W W e e h h a a v v e e a a l l o o t t o o f f i i m m m m a a t t u u r r e e a a n n d d u u n n p p r r o o f f e e s s s s i i o o n n a a l l o o f f f f i i c c e e r r s s , , a a n n d d i i t t h h u u r r t t s s m m y y h h e e a a r r t t . . W W h h a a t t a a r r e e t t h h e e y y h h a a r r a a s s s s i i n n g g t t h h e e s s e e p p e e o o p p l l e e f f o o r r ? ? T T h h e e r r e e i i s s o o n n l l y y s s o o m m u u c c h h a a b b u u s s e e p p e e o o p p l l e e c c a a n n t t a a k k e e . . T HE TRIBUNE h as covered a llegations of abuse and poor c onditions at the centre. Disappointment at the refusal to release Detention Centre reports Amnesty International hopes govt will reconsider decision PM calls for honesty in those considering public service Hands for Hunger marks W orld Food Day with 100,000 meals and counting BRANVILLEMCCARTNEY PRIME MINISTER H ubert Ingraham

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By ADRIAN GIBSON ajbahama@hotmail.com P RESIDENT Barack Obama is t he outward manifestation of a desire of the American electorate to walk a different path in world affairs ad returnA merica back to the realm of civilised nations. Although his presidential reign is young, Mr Obama’s selection as a Nobel P eace Prize laureate is merited and well deserved. Indeed, in accordance with d ictates of Alfred Nobel, the S wede who established the prize in 1895, the Nobel jury’s choice of Mr Obama is warranted as he has, thus far, led t he charge in fostering peace in the world and moving America f rom the negative image it a cquired from the Bush administration’s unilateralist approach that thought of the UN as a relic of the past, showed contempt f or the orderly ways that civilized governments approached war and resorted to preemptive “shock and awe” strikes a nd essentially adopted a “my way or the highway” approach when dealing with other nations. I n the short period of time that he has been president, he has already begun the conclusion of the Iraq incursion with the draw down of combatt roops, encouraged dialogue with North Korea and Iran about their nuclear armament/ambitions, has agreed to s end additional troops to Afghanistan to crush the Tali ban and al-Qaeda in pursuit of peace, reached out to Muslimn ations in order to reduce hos tilities and resolve conflicts, d emonstrated a new approach by the US to addressing climate change and has jump started and renewed interest in developing international accordsa imed at reducing and eradicating nuclear weapons. H opefully, this also speaks to a reduction in America’s n uclear arms. To be sure, Obama has tried to advance the cause of peace. His speech in Cairo in June attempted to address the short-c omings of the Muslim world and America, and was viewed a s a first step towards reconcil iation. Obama has committed h is administration to advanc ing Arab-Israeli peace from his first days in office. One can argue he has tried to end a war, as he has begun to d raw down combat troops from Iraq. And as the Nobel comm ittee noted particularly, he has attempted to reinvigorate i nternational agreements lim iting nuclear weapons. It amazes me how everything surrounding this man of late someone who has galvanized the world towards greater cooperation and diplomacy and iss een as an international pace setter is being attacked and c riticised by political rivals, talk ing heads and persons whose fervent wish is to see him fail! Now, the peace prize has set off a war of words between his administration/supporters/Nobe l Committee and those detractors whose jealousy, obstruc tionist desires, inherent and/or h ardly disguised prejudices and zeal to see him fail clouds any form of objective thought and hinders them from even being able to congratulate him for such an award or even offer constructive criticism that does n’t amount to hate-mongering. Sadly, there are some critics who have even latched on to his efforts to bring the 2016 O lympic Games to Chicago and unjustly and frivolously criticised him for even this noble gesture when the world body that decides upon the site of these games decided otherwise ( in favour of Brazil). Fresh Since the Bush Administration, Obama has been a fresh air on the landscape of American/World politics. Some of his merits/accomp lishments range from being a young man who pulled himself up by the bootstraps and worked his way through school w hile leading prominent school o rganizations, refusing to take the high paying jobs but instead choosing to serve his commu n ity; using a united message to not only defeat forces within his own party to become the Democratic presidential nominee but also to inspire billions and achieve what was once saidt o be the impossible and b ecome the first black Americ an president; galvanizing the w orld community during his c ampaign and today having reduced tensions around the globe via his diplomacy and i nternational outreach pro g rammes, as well as having a global mindset that has shown respect for other people's cul t ures; helping to restore the once lost trust and respect in the UN, an organization that t he reckless Bush administra tion rode roughshod over; addressing the internal crisis in the US by seeking to revampt he economy, pass an all inclusive health care bill that givesa ll Americans some form of h ealthcare , developing a new approach to schools and educ ation in America, and so on. T he Obama Administration has accepted the need for dialogue and for radical change in American foreign policy; there fore, it appears that the Nobel Prize committee is seeking to recognize a trend in world a ffairs that must be encouraged. Although there is a danger when such a prize is seen to be given too early, that is, if a per son turns out to be a warmonger, I doubt that Mr Obama will take such a dark path. Frankly, the peace prize is a seal of approval of President Obama. Obama’s award highlights the significance of his adminis tration’s return to a much morec ivilised way of conducting international diplomacy. Mr Obama is a young Presi dent, who has inspired the world and shown men and women of color that they too can reach the pinnacle of public office, particularly in a predominantly white country. While some appear to think that he can turn water into wine, he has only been in office since February and has been confronted with a plethora of p roblems since day one. W hat more, pray tell, do the naysayers expect from this man in such a short period of time? These days are truly the age of political knuckleheads who take every opportunity to criticize merely for the sake of criticism and perceived political mileage. Indeed, Mr Obama being bestowed with such an award may be seen as premature in t he sense that he is a new president and yet has a long way to go in the first term of a potential two-term presidencyhowever, it is really a prize to be s hared with the electorate, an award to be shared with the f reedom fighters and members of the civil rights movement who came before him and, in some instances, died in their pursuit of equality and peace. Frankly, such an award should be bestowed posthumously on Rosa Parks, Mahatmi Gandhi and Marcus Garvey. As he would have himself noted in his acceptance speech of the Nobel Peace Prize, President Obama is the materialization of the American electorate’s yearning to return America to its once glamorous stature as a bastion of hope and success. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Obama richly deserved Nobel Peace Prize I voine Ingraham (pictured activist and a contender for the FNM chairmanship during the governing party’s u pcoming convention, has spoken out about the “cowardice” shown by sitting Members of Parliament and others in the PLP hierarchy who have thus far shied away from launching af ull-frontal challenge of former PM Perry Christie during their n ext convention next week. “Those persons running for deputy are only doing so because they are afraid out of their wits of challenging Christie. They seem to be pure cowards and this is a sampling of the kind of m en at the fore of local politics. They don’t really want to be deputy, but they will go for it while hoping that Mr Christie walks away or dies otherwise, he will lead forever,” Mr Ingraham said. He went on: “The deputy leadership is a disguise it appears t hat they don’t have the balls to say they want the leadership for fear of being ostracized by Mr Christie. Anyone who openly c hallenged the leadership was cut down and banished to Siberia from the time of Pindling, with their families having t endure g reat hardship. They are hiding behind the deputy moniker.” As it relates to Jerome Fitzgerald, a newcomer and PLP sen ator, Mr Ingraham said: “Mr Fitzgerald just saw an opening, an opportunity while the PLP is in its weakest state.” Frankly, the outspoken challenger did not qualify Mr Fitzgerald as being a worthy candidate. The challenger for the FNM chairmanship asserts that the “only real man” in the leadership race is P aul Moss because he was “man enough” to respectfully write Mr Christie and openly challenge him. When asked about the d ownside of Mr Moss’s campaign, such as his recent joining of the PLP and his failure to have even secured a nomination thus far, Mr Ingraham likened it to the arrival of current Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham’s entry into the FNM, stating that “Mr Ingraham came in, and he came as leaderhe wasn’t in for five seconds before doing so, so there’s no excuse why not.” However, contrary to the chairmanship candidate’s assertion, Paul Moss is rather disadvantaged and PM Ingraham’s ascension to leadership are hardly parallel. Moreover, the politi cal heavyweights within the FNM lured PM Ingraham in because they knew that he was their only hope of electoral victory in 1992 and that he was a seasoned politician who had repeatedly won his seat and had previously served in leadership positions eg, PLP chairman and government minister. “Christie’s votes will be split up in many ways, in spite of the fact that he has stacked the deck with stalwart councilors. He isn ot hearing the rumblings as there is serious disquiet about his leadership, plus he is getting old. And, what is his present med i cal state? Mr Christie’s belief that he’s the best causes him to be blinded and not to listen to the wise in his party, thinking that h e’s better and smarter and that people would vote for him just because he thinks that way,” he said, laughingly. Mr Ingraham continued: “Mr Christie is his own greatest enemy. He will not listen to Michael Jackson who said and showed that if he wanted to make the world a better place he, like Mr Christie, had to look for the man in the mirror. However, it seems that Mr Christie just doesn’t get it, he’s not seeing the man in the mirror and hearing the calls.” With Mr Ingraham in the FNM’s chairmanship race in November, I have no doubt that the race will be quite colourful and hotly contested. PRESIDENT Barack Obama speaks about being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 9, 2009. ( AP Photo/ Gerald Herbert) Y OUNG M AN S V IEW ADRIANGIBSON Ivoine Ingraham: PLP convention

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009, PAGE 7 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM T HE11 TOURISTS w ere robbed at the 66 steps (aboveh istorical landmark in Nassau. R EADERS who took part in tribune242.com’s latest poll overwhelmingly criticised the police for failing to notify the public of the robbery of 11 tourists earlier this week. T he robbery was excluded from the daily crime r eport, but T he Tribune l earned of it from an eye witness. Yesterday’s poll asked whether the police were right to keep the incident to themselves. O f the 126 people who voted, only 18 agreed that “This is a tourist destination and such things should not be front page news”. The rest said that both tourists and the public h ave a right to know what is going on. S everal readers also commented on the poll, including “Foreign National”, who wrote: “I was appalled and deeply disturbed that this incident occurred on a Sunday morning in broad daylight i n an area frequented by so many visitors to Nassau. “It is even more appalling that the Royal Bahamas Police Force somehow managed to keep it out of the press for as long as they did. New York City had a major reduction in c rime when the city's police commissioner placed hundreds and hundreds of ‘beat cops’ on street corners and on bicycles in key areas throughout the downtown core. I see far too many police officers in Nassau cruising around in their cars with the windows rolled up and the music blaring. They don't even l ook like they are working. It looks more like a Sunday drive to me. I don't view the Royal B ahamas Police Force as effective. Never have, never will.” According to Lady B however, while the public and visitors need to know the state of crime in any country, in order to “avoid a panic” a ll crimes should not be made public. People would be afraid to go outside and worse, people would be afraid to visit the Bahamas. I am sure that when my friends and I were held up during the thanksgiving weekend in F ort Lauderdale, and everything down to our passports were taken, it really did not make headlines or a spot in the daily news paper. “While it was not eleven of us we still experie nced a loss and yet that did not and will stop B ahamians for visiting Fort Lauderdale or force us to check the crime status before we travel. I went back just this summer and it was business as usual but with caution. Crime is crime no matter where it happens and we need to be responsible in how we put the information out there; we cannot just report every incident – soon we will not have any body i nterested in coming here . . . then what? I am in no way suggesting that matters be covered up and not addressed but incidents like this should be addressed by the police department and the Ministry of Tourism. In the area w here the incident occurred, they should increase police presence and publish suggested sites and scenes to visit while here in New Providence or a nywhere in the Bahamas that would be deemed safe.” Police rapped for excluding robbery of tourists from daily crime report IN honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Inner Wheel Club of East Nassau is holding a special dinner meeting on Tuesday, October 27 at the Nassau Yacht Club. T he 7pm meeting, which is devoted to breast cancer awareness and the findings of research conducted in the Bahamas, will be open to the public. Dr John Lunn will share the latest breast cancer research findings and also speak about breast cancerw arning signs and prevention. Another guest speaker will discuss the new vaccine for the prevention of cervical cancer. Committed “Unfortunately, the Bahamas has an unusually high rate of breast cancer and our club is committed to continuing our efforts on creating awareness,” said HeatherP eterson, president of the Inner Wheel Club of East Nassau. “We are so pleased that Dr Lunn has agreed to s peak once again to our membership and guests about this important topic and we encourage anyone interested to attend.” T here will be a raffle with prizes devoted to breast cancer awareness including two free mammograms spons ored by Doctor’s Hospital. Interested persons should RSVP with Heather Peterson by October 22 on 393-8630 or heather@coldwell-b ankerbahamas.com. Inner Wheel of East Nassau is a non-profit women’s charitable organisation affiliated with Rotary. Inner Wheel to host breast cancer awareness meeting T RIBUNEONLINEPOLLREADERSLASHOUT

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCALNEWS PAGE 8, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM D E S I G N Y O U R U N F O R G E T T A B L E M OME N T S W I TH P A N D O R A C H A R M S, R I NG S , N E C K L A C E S , A N D E A R RI N G S I N S T E RLI N G S I L V E R A N D 1 4 K G O L D . P R I C E S F R O M $ 2 5 . BECAUSE EVERY MOMENT COUNTS ’Sip for the Cure’ at our Pandora Pink Tea Event In aid of the Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group Saturday, October 17th 11:00 am 2:00 pm284 Bay Street 302.2800 U.S. Pat. No. 7,007,507 All rights reservedPANDORA-JEWELRY.COM nously "Obviously, I have to take whatever steps I have to take." On whether or not he will be vying to retain his hold as leader of the PLP, Mr Christies aid: "I will be offering for the l eadership of the Progressive Liberal Party and there is no doubt in my mind that I will take the party to the next general election." Mr Christie said he was i nformed "some time ago" that the member for Bain and G rants Town intended to c hallenge him as leader of the PLP at the party's convention next week, and received written confirmation of Dr Nottage's intent at 10.30 am yesterday 30 minutes before DrN ottage was slated to publicly announce his leadership bid. He said under the circumstances "it was my desire he would vacate the position". The Tribune understands t hat Dr Nottage chose to r esign as leader of Opposition Business because he was appointed to the post by Mr C hristie the man he is trying t o unseat. "Mr Speaker. Effective i mmediately I have taken r esponsibility for Opposition business in the House of Assembly pending my form al notification of the person w ho (I will that position I have accepted D r Nottage's resignation from t hat position," Mr Christie told Parliament, eliciting an audible reaction from gove rnment's side. " Mr Speaker, as members are aware the Progressive L iberal Party will be going to c onvention next week from Wednesday ending on Friday. It has some major constitut ional implications in so far a s the position that I hold as the leader of this excellent party, I'm advised, I was advised some time ago that t he member had elected to c ontest. . .But this morning at 1 0.30 I received the written communication from the member from Bain and Grants Town indicating that he intends to contest the posi-t ion of leader of the Progress ive Liberal Party. " And in the circumstances he indicated that it was my desire he would vacate the position, it is my desire, and I have so indicated to the House that effective immediately for the purposes of thec o-ordination of Opposition b usiness I would wish to inform the House that I have now assumed that responsib ility. And I would also confirm that at this time next week, one week from thism oment, the elections will t ake place. ( and of course in accordance with all of those powers that are vested in the leader of the Progressive Liberal Party. . .) " I would like to take this o pportunity to thank Dr Nott age, I beg your pardon the member for Bain and Grants Town, for his assiduous application to the task of this house and working effective-l y and efficiently with the l eader of government busin ess. “This is a decision he has obviously made of major proportions and I wish him well in all his endeavours," said Mr Christie, who remained relatively composed through-o ut this address. " He served the opposition party well, I'd like to thank him as the leader of the O pposition and have full confidence in his leadership and now accept. that he has decid-e d on another course," said M r Christie. SEEPAGETHREE C hristie will remain in his post when the House meets again, a week after theP LP's convention. An epic s howdown is expected between Mr Christie and PLP MP for Bain and Grants Town Dr BernardN ottage for the leadership race. Newcomer Paul Moss, an a ttorney who has never held public office, also plans to challenge Mr Christie for the PLP's top post. "Today I'm not going to be certain that you are who you are until after your con vention. And you are now in (a position is being threatened and challenged from left, r ight and centre," Mr Ingra ham joked. The Prime Minister added that the current Progressive Liberal Party is not the wellstructured party it once was. "The party that you and I joined years ago, the Pro gressive Liberal Party, was a party of order. In 56 years it has only had three leaders. The first leader H M Taylor, when the party decided it wanted to be rid of him, it did say that (and along and joined the UBP. And then it elected Sir Lyn den Pindling, he stayed until his demise and before he left he willed the party to you (Perry Christie He also suggested that Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell and West End and Bimini MP Obie Wilchombe were appointed to the Senate by Mr Christie at the behest of an ailing Sir Lynden Pin dling. "You (referring to Mr Christie) had no intention of making either Fred Mitchell or Obie Wilchombe a senator. “He (Sir Lynden those two seats when he got you elected, so when you became leader you only had two appointments to make because the other appoint ments had been dealt with up at the hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, where West End and Bimini took Fox Hill on that man's sick bed and made an appeal which you had to honour. "Now having been given this great request by the leader it is your job to hold on to it, not let it go he gave you all the tools. He gave you an arsenal for order over this country to bring them together, crush them. It's an insurrection," said the nation's chief. Mr Ingraham also raised questions regarding the level of transparency and accountability in the PLP's internal election process. "Political parties some times have broad based par ticipation from members, political parties, the FNM being an exception we're not as bad as you are has fewer people who are not elected. “You have a substantial number of people who are not elected by party sup porters. “So it will interesting to see what the outcome of the process is," he said. As he officially announced his intent to run against Mr Christie for the party's highest post, Dr Nottage also noted similar wor ries. He said he would like to see an amendment added to the party’s constitution ensuring that all financial members of the party not only the stalwarts or super delegates be allowed to vote for the offices of the party. “I would like to see an open party where you belong to a party, you pay your dues regularly, you are on a list, and when an elec tion is held everybody who is a member can vote. And the election not be conduct ed by sitting officers who are also challenging in the elec tion,” he said. Nottage resigns as PLP battle heats up FROM page one PLP leader Christie said : "I will be offering for the leadership of the Progressive Liberal Part y and there is no doubt i n my mind that I will take the party to the next general election." Prime Minister pokes fun at the Opposition FROM page one T T o o d d a a y y I I ' ' m m n n o o t t g g o o i i n n g g t t o o b b e e c c e e r r t t a a i i n n t t h h a a t t y y o o u u a a r r e e w w h h o o y y o o u u a a r r e e u u n n t t i i l l a a f f t t e e r r y y o o u u r r c c o o n n v v e e n n t t i i o o n n . . A A n n d d y y o o u u a a r r e e n n o o w w i i n n ( ( a a ) ) p p o o s s i i t t i i o o n n w w h h e e r r e e y y o o u u r r p p o o s s i i t t i i o o n n i i s s b b e e i i n n g g t t h h r r e e a a t t e e n n e e d d a a n n d d c c h h a a l l l l e e n n g g e e d d f f r r o o m m l l e e f f t t , , r r i i g g h h t t a a n n d d c c e e n n t t r r e e Prime Minister Huber t Ingraham SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic LEGISLATORSare considering charging for access to beaches amid an ongoing debate about who can use the country's highly sought-after natural resources, according to Associated Press. Tourists older than 12 would pay almost $1 and residents about half that under a proposal by legislator Eugenio Cedeno, who says the money would help keep beaches clean. Those who refuse to pay would be fined $150 or spend anywhere from five days to two years in prison. Foreigners also could face deportation.Legislators ordered a committee to review the proposal on Wednesday. The proposal comes days after lawmakers approved a constitutional amendment allowing private property owners to block access to their land along coasts and rivers despite protests from Dominicans. Before the amendment, there was no law that protected the rights of property owners, legislators said. The country's main attraction is its white-sand beaches and turquoise waters along the east coast, where dozens of celebrities homes and exclusive resorts have claimed vast amounts of waterfront property. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Legislators considerp roposal to charge for beach access

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By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net SO far so good with the reunion of Mark Knowles and Mahesh Bhupathi. The Bahamian-Indian combo, who are playing together for the first time since they lost in the final of the US Open in August, won the two tiebreakers in their first two matches at the Shanghai ATP Masters 1000. But the No.3 seeds are the highest ranked team left in the semifinal. They are slated to play the French team of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Julien Benneteau, who upset the top seeded team of Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic in the quarterfinal. Yesterday, Knowles and Bhupathi stayed alive as they won 4-6, 6-3 and 10-5 over the No.8 seeded team of Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Oliver Marach of Austria. “It felt good. We’ve playing good tennis,” said Knowles in an interview with The Tribune yesterday from his hotel room. “We had two good wins so far. So it’s good to be in the semis. “We know it’s going to be a tough match against Benneteau and Tsonga, but we’re playing great and we’re looking forward to playing it.” The match was played earlier today (China is 12 hours ahead results were not available up to press time last night. Going into the match, said Knowles coming off last week’s China Open where he and American Andy Roddick got to the final: “I’m playing well and Mahesh has rebounded well from his injury so far. “So we’re feeling very well and we’re playing very well. We just have to go out and execute tomorrow (today Knowles remembered how he and Bhupathi lost to Benneteau and Tsonga in a tough three-setter in Miami, Florida, earlier this year. Hopefully there won’t be an encore. “It’s going to be a tough match for us, but one that we hope to win,” he projected. Not taking anything away from their opponents, Knowles said after they knocked off the Nestor/Zimonjic combo and the No.2 seeds American identical twin brothers Bob and Mike Bryan were also ousted in the quarterfinals, the door is left wide open for him and Bhupathi. “We just have to worry about our next opponents,” he pointed out. “Everybody is tough at this point. Obviously with the number one and two teams not in there, it gives us a lot of confidence to go out there and win the tournament.” Coming off the groin injury that prevented him from playing with Knowles in the China Open last week in Beijing, Knowles said Bhupathi looks well-rested and ready to compete. “That’s a great sign,” he insisted. But having been down this road before, Knowles said there’s not much time for celebration until they emerge as champions. T HE New Providence Volleyball Association (NPVA had a double header on Wednesday night. The Scottsdale Vixens knocked off the young Cougars 25-9, 25-8 and 25-15.J ackie Conyers was the leading scorer with nine kills and five aces for the win. Terae Sweeting led the Cougars with three kills and two blocks. And in the men’s game, it took the Intruders three straight sets to win over the youthful Saints, 25-9, 25-16 and 25-15. Glen Rolle was the leading scorer for the Intruders with 10 points. Gabi Laurent led the Saints with seven points. T T R R A A C C K K M M E E E E T T THE Anglican Diocese’s 4th Annual "Just Bring It" Track & Field Meet is scheduled to be held 9am Saturday at the Thomas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium. N N P P V V A A THE New Providence Volleyball Association is scheduled to continue its regular season tonight at the DW Davis Gymnasium with a double header on tap. In the women’s opener, the Lady Truckers are slated to face the Lady Hornets at 7:30 pm. In the men’s feature contest, the Technicians will battle the Champions. V V O O L L L L E E Y Y B B A A L L L L L L A A D D Y Y C C A A R R I I B B S S O O N N T T H H E E R R O O A A D D THE College of the Bahamas Caribs women’s volleyball team is sched uled to play a pair of games this weekend in Miami, Florida. The Caribs, coached by Jenny Isaacs-Dotson and Core Hepburn, is slated to play St Thomas University at 7pm Friday. Then on Saturday, the Caribs are set to play Florida Memorial University at noon. S S W W I I M M M M I I N N G G O O P P E E N N R R A A C C E E THE 5k open water swim race is set for 10am Saturday, starting from Old Fort Bay. The entrance to the race site is at the main gate off from the round-a-bout. C M Y K C M Y K FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009 THETRIBUNE PAGE 9 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net AS the Catholic Diocesan Primary Schools launches its 21st basketball league, the organisers have gone back tot he old format of an extended season with teams playing in a home-and-away series. League coordinator Patricia Coakley said they are looking forward to the open ing day on Monday when d efending champions St B ede’s Crushers are sched uled to take on the Xavier’s Green Giants. The game is to be played immediately following the opening ceremonies at 3:15pm. Lawrence Hepburn, president of the Bahamas Basketball Federation, is expected to deliver the keynote address. Coakley said they have decided to extend the sched ule this year because of the popularity of the league and the competitiveness of the teams. “I think it’s going to be very competitive again this year,” Coakley said. “I’m sure that St Bede’s would wish to repeat and St Cecilia’s will want to do well this year. “But I’m sure that all of the teams this year will be very strong, so it’s going to be very difficult to determine just who could win it this year.” St Bede’s will return with coaches Donnie Culmer and Ricardo Freemantle. Their offense will once again be centered around Kyle “Flash” Turnquest, who will head a team that is equipped with a few other graduating students. Xavier’s is coached by Nelson “Mandella” Joseph, whose Giants have always been a formidable foe against the Crushers, which should make for an exciting opener. Other schools participating are St Francis/Joseph Shockers, coached by Val Demeritte, St Cecilia’s Strikers, coached by Leo Delaney, Our Lady’s Blue Flames, coached by Rohan Parkes and the St Thomas More Sparks, coached by N’Kumo Ferguson. When the tournament initially got started, St Bede’s dominated the first few years. But in between, St Francis/Joseph and St Thomas More reigned supreme until St Bede’s returned to the top of the standings. Now the question is, as the league heads into the start of a new decade, will one of the other teams emerge to the forefront or will the previous champions reclaim their rightful spots? Coakley said it’s still a little too early to say, but based on what they have seen in recent times, it’s going to be a tough battle as they march towards the sudden death playoffs and the best-of-three champi onship series in December. Catholic primary schools’ basketball league to start SPORTS IN BRIEF Vixens knock off Cougars, Intruders defeat Saints Renaldo’s Ramblings... See page 10 Defending champions St Bede’s Crushers to take on Xavier’s Green Giants on opening day Knowles, Bhupathi advance to semis S S H H A A N N G G H H A A I I A A T T P P By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net Golden girls’ Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie and Chandra Sturrup, back home after their whirlwind season on the international scene, took the time out yesterday to honour the legendary Tommy Robinson. The duo joined Robinson as they were hosted to a special assembly at St Anne’s School which held its annual Cultural Day under the theme “Cele brating Our Heritage.” Vice president Curt Hollingsworth, president of the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA the track and field contingent at St Anne’s. “This is a historical moment for us here at St Anne’s School,” said Hollingsworth, who treated the con tingent to breakfast at the conclusion of the assembly. “It’s fitting to recognise these heroes that we have here at Bluewaves country.” The contingent also included Deanza Burrows, who was Robinson’s coach. Burrows brought a bronze model of the pair of shoes that Robin son wore during his illustrious career for the student body to see. “We go back. We’re family from St Matthew’s Anglican Church,” said Burrows, who coached Robinson from 1954-1970 before he was kicked out of the BAAA. “He’s my brother and that ain’t just today. Tommy and I always used to be brothers.” Robinson, the first Bahamian track and field athlete to compete at the Olympic Games, said he was delighted to be able to share the moment with the future generation of the country. Battling cancer, Robinson said it’s always a pleasure of his to be around the ‘golden girls’ because they “bring a lot of vitality and enthusiasm and youth to me.” “It’s always good to have them around and I’m always glad when they can motivate the young people. I love them.” Sturrup said she was honoured to be in the presence of the legend, whom she felt really hasn’t gotten the recognition that he so rightfully deserves. “I’ve learnt a lot about him today,” said Sturrup, who was in awe of his achievements. “It’s not everyday that you get an athlete of his era and his coach together at the same time. So I was really honoured to be here at this particular time.” Having lost her mother to cancer, Sturrup said she knows how difficult it must be on Robinson with his medical expenses and she will be quite willing to assist in whatever fund-raising event is planned. “People might think that because you’re such a person, you have all that funds,” she said. “But no one can be ready for such an event as an ill ness. It’s very expensive.” Ferguson-McKenzie, coming off her best track and field season in quite some time, hailed Robinson as the “pioneer,” who made it possible for her, Sturrup and the rest of the Bahamian athletes to enjoy their success today. “Giving the kids an appreciation of whence we came, I think the whole day here was amazing,” FergusonMcKenzie said. “I would not have missed this for anything in the world.” Listing him as her “godfather,” who has gone beyond the call of duty to assist her, Ferguson-McKenzie said Robinson has made a tremendous impact in her life. “At this point, I feel obligated to help assist him,” said FergusonMcKenzie, who will be sitting on a committee that is planning a Winter Track Classic in December at the Thomas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium. “We always talk about this person being a hero, but when they are in need of us, what are we going to do?” she asked. “This could have been anybody, but this is Mr Robinson and we have to be here and support him. “I think a lot of people see Mr Robinson and they are like ‘ah, Tommy has everything laid out for him,’ but it’s not. He needs our help. So hopefully we can do some things to help him out.” During the assembly, Ferguson presented four of the “all-around stu dent-athletes” from St Anne’s with T-shirts and bags that she and Sturrup received during their recent international tours. The list comprised of Kristia and Dominique Collie, both of grade six, Olrica Turnquest of grade 11 and Zhivargo Thompson of grade 12. Kristia Collie, 10, said she was very thrilled to have met FergusonMcKenzie and Sturrup and for the gifts she got. But she said she hopes that through their presence, she can “go on and achieve my dream of being an Olympic athlete.” Zhivargo Thompson said the two athletes really “inspired me to continue to strive towards excellence.” “I just have to focus on my dream, work on my academics and never give up and I know I will succeed.” And Olrica Turnquest said this has encouraged her because now she knows that “my work has not gone un-noticed.” “So I’m really pleased that they were here today. They have taught me that if I dream it and if I believe it, I can achieve it. So I’m going to continue to dream, I’m going to continue to believe and I know that I will achieve it.” Tomorrow, Sturrup and FergusonMcKenzie are expected to put their 2009 season into perspective. ‘Golden girls’ honour sports icon ‘GOLDEN GIRLS’ Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie (left TOMMY ROBINSON speaks at the special assembly. A bronze model of the shoes he wore during his career can be seen... Photos by S S t t a a n n l l e e y y M M i i t t c c h h e e l l l l

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WEEK 5 DENVER BRONCOS A T SAN DIEGO CHARGERS Bold Prediction. Ladanian Tomlinson will wake up early S unday morning, look down at his feet and force himself to w iggle his big toe (see Uma T hurman post hospital scene in Kill Bill). His toe will move, he will remember how to use h is feet. He will remember h ow to run. He will remember t he before time, the long long ago, when he was a top flight b ack, the premier rusher in the league when he was held in such high regard that hes tared in various Campell's C hunky Soup commercials. E ither this happens or the entire international media bombards newsrooms with "Holy Crap Kyle Orton is 6-0 stories." Seriously, have youe ver seen anything more incredible than Kyle Orton, a rookie running back, and a r ookie head coach leading an undefeated team five weeks into a season? There weret hree people in the world that s aw this coming – Josh McDaniels’ parents and Bill Simmons. Simmonsness isn ext to godliness, but LDT in his prime was next to no one (Maybe Barry Sanders, EricD ickerson, Walter Pay ton...you get the idea). CHARGERS over BRONCOS CHICAGO BEARS A T ATLANTA FALCONS W ith what's going on in Denver, Jay Cutler has noc hoice but to make the Bears g reat. It's like when you force a n argument to break up with a girl that's only average looking, but then she somehow e nds up with some rich, Merc edes Benz driving, Channing Tatum look alike. Think Tedd y from 90210. Did you see what happened to Navid and Adriana when Teddy moved back to West Beverly? When y our ex gets with Channing T atum, that’s an incredible amount of pressure. How do y ou respond with anything less than Scarlett Johansson? Jay Cutler has to have a Scarlett Johansson or he'll regret ever breaking up with the B roncos. On top of it all, he has to battle with the gargan t uan Jay CUtler than just won a nother Mr. Olympia title...there's nothing more i mportant to celebrities than a b attle for name recognition. BEARS over FALCONS HOUSTON TEXANS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS I f not for that ridiculous tip and catch from Kyle Orton to Brandon Marshall to Bran-d on Stokely in week one, the Bengals would be undfeated. More impressively than any-t hing else. They ended the "Hard Knocks" curse. HBO h as never featured a team on "Hard Knocks" and have that team go on to have a successful season. The Bengals are poised to do it because of one phrase..."Chal Please." If then ext generation remembers Ochocinco for anything, let it be for the fact that he has made it acceptable for middle aged white men to say "Chal Please" on national television. BENGALS over TEXANS BUFFALO BILLS AT NY JETS T he Jets lost twice in a row a nd sanity has finally returned t o every writer, analyst and pundit in the world. Thank God. Three weeks into the season, we all knew MarkS anchez was the rookie of the year and the next Joe Montana, we all knew Rex Ryanw as the coach of the year and the next Bill Walsh, we allk new the Jets Defense was t he most remarkable since the ' 85 Bears, and we knew the Jets were on their way to the SuperBowl.Two weeks later,a fter the Saints Drew Brees'd them into the ground and the Dolphins embarassed NewY ork with the Wildcat, all is o nce normal again and as a Dolphin fan I can bask in the fact that the J-E-T-S suck! s uck! suck! Off Topic...despite the fact the Wildcat offence has nothing to do with theU niversity of Kentucky, somehow I feel connected to this whole thing and take special pleasure that the catalyst of the Dolphins success is also the mascot of my alma matter. I'm directly responsiblef or the Dolphins winning. JETS over BILLS DETROIT LIONS A T GREEN BAY PACKERS Is it Thanksgiving already? No one told me about this.T he last thing I remember is watching Meet the Browns and I feel asleep. Was it that unfunny that I slept for two m onths? Yes. Yes it was. PACKERS over LIONS BALTIMORE RAVENS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS T wo very good teams. Two similar styles. Possible SuperBowl matchup. Here's whats eparates them...the differ ence between Jay-Z and Lil Wayne. The Ravens are like Jay-Z: with them on the schedule you know what you're getting. The method'sb een tested, it's won a championship, but now we justs pend most of our time wondering, after seeing them do it for so long how much longer can they function at the time. T he Ravens defence has lost consecutive games within the last two minutes, something that seemed nearly impossible as few years ago. As for Jay-Z, there's a reason most of the featured artists on the Blueprint made cameo appearances just to make a good chorus...we all know what happened when he let Eminem go in on Renegade. The Vikings are more like LIl Wayne because the have much of the same skillset. They're building a reputation to a point where you expect greatness in just about every effort but they were still one or two elements away from the top. Insert Drake (In the Vikings case, Brett Farve) and you have the final motivating piece to take the throne. VIKINGS over RAVENS NY GIANTS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS In games like this, what's the betting system going on in the Manning household? If Archie's old team beats Eli, does Eli force him into a nurs ing home? If Eli wins does Archie get so annoyed he blurts out at family dinner that Peyton is the favourite son? Who does their mom take in a fantasy draft? Will someone pay attention to Cooper Manning? Why don't these people have a show already? GIANTS over SAINTS CLEVELAND BROWNS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS The Browns only win came in a game where there were no touchdowns scored. In one year they traded away Bray lon Edwards and Kellen Winslow. They do not deserve serious recognition. S TEELERS o ver S TEELERS CAROLINA PANTHERS A T TAMPA BAY BUCS I will watch this game for one sole reason, my fantasy livelihood depends on theT ommy-John repaired arm of J ake Delhomme. Having to rely on Jake Delhomme is one of the cardinal sins of fantasy football. It's right up there alongside "Never trust Reggie Bush, start both Ronn ie Brown and Ricy Williams, a nd start any defense that's playing against the Rams." There's no way I can watch what happens, it’s too nerve wrecking. I just got chargedw ith defusing a nuclear bomb w ith 10 seconds left on the t imer. It's going to be a long climb back to .500 P ANTHERS o ver B UCS KANSAS CITY CHIEFS A T WASHINGTON REDSKINS O nly the chiefs could have found a way to lose that game against the Cowboys. Wellt hat's not entirely true. The Rams, Bucs, Lions, Raiders and Bills all would have found a way to lose that game...but t he Chiefs did it with a special kid of putridity. Only that sec ondary could make Miles A ustin look like Jerry Rice. The Redskins players took a step forward speaking out inf avour of Head Coach Jim Z orn which brought about t wo thoughts? What in the world did an awful coach like Z orn do to earn their trust and in what situation would underlings vouch for some-o ne so terrible at leading them? Stephon Marbury didn't vouch for Isaiah Thomas, Spiro T. Agnew didn't vouch for Nixon, Silver and Adrianna didn't even vouch for Naomi when she sent out the mas s ive text message of Annie in an uncompromising position, I won't vouch for Dale. SKINS over CHIEFS ST. LOUIS RAMS AT JACKSONVILLE JAGS Here's what would really m ake the Rush Limbaugh story interesting. Rather than putting the brakes on his minority ownership bid, the NFL should encourage it. Asa matter of fact it should serve as some sort of punishment f or the Rams players: You keep playing like a pee wee football team and losing these lopsided games and we'll let R ush Limbaugh sign the pay cheques. There is NOTHING that would make Steven Jack son run harder, Donnie Avery catch more passes and Leonard Little get more sacks. It could also force a f lurry of trade demands by the entire roster. The Dolphins would have to capitalise on that right. JAGS over RAMS ARIZONA CARDINALS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS The most consistently fluctuating divison in football will once again have another team at the end of the season. Unfortunately for both these teams...this year it'll be the 49ers. CARDS over SEAHAWKS PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT OAKLAND RAIDERS Is JaMarcus Russell playing? Is Al Davis owning? Is Darren McFadden hurting? For these reasons and Dale...I'll never pick the Raiders to win. EAGLES over RAIDERS TENNESSEE TITANS AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Who didn't see this Titans freefall coming after Albert Haynesworth left for free agency? I did. I think Chris Johnson did. Haynesworth definitely did. Just like everyone heralded the Jets as the next dynasty after three wins, people were throwing the Patriots under the bus faster than the "Balloon Boy" story developed legs yesterday.You have to love it. Tom Brady and Randy Moss are two touchdown passes away from a slew of "they've still got it, its 2007 all over again!" col umn. By the way, do any of you remember Vince Young? How horrible must he be that Jeff Fisher refuses to bring him off the bench despite the season being virtually over and starting a 45-year-old at quarterback? PATS over TITANS O f course I can start a picks column f ive weeks into the season and not get fired (I think). I have very good reasons for this: i. I refused to write anything until the D olphins w on a game ii. Ther e isn’t muc h time in lif e f or an yt h ing else when y ou manage six f ant asy league t eams i ii. V acation iv . I'm extremely lazy v . I needed motivation from the "Balloon Boy" story. C M Y K C M Y K SPORTS PAGE 10, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM R ENALDO’S RAMBLINGS 5 WEEK NFL PICKS Renaldo’s DENVER Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15 dives into the end zone for a touchdown between New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo (51 Leigh Bodden (23 ball game Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, in Denver. The touch-d own tied the game which Denver won in overtime, 20-17. C h r i s S c h n e i d e r / A P P h o t o

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009, PAGE 11 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM poor person against the conviction and sentence of murder”. The Ministry was further advised that Counsel had served a ‘notice of intended application’ on the Director of Public Prosecution of their intention to apply to Her Majesty in Counc il (Privy Council t o appeal against the judgment of the C ourt of Appeal dated 14th October 2008, in the above mentioned case. “No further action will be taken at this time with respect to the matter, p ending the outcome of the appeal at t he Privy Council. The Ministry wishe s to advise the public that the Laws of The Bahamas will continue to be followed,” the statement read. Ambulance Services company, was back on the witness stand briefly yesterday as a defence witness for Lightbourne. Lightbourne and Bridgewater both chose to make unsworn statements from outside the prisoner’s dock on Wednesday. They are accused of attempting to extort $25 million from American actor John Travolta. The jury yesterday questioned whether it was the policy of the Emergency Medical Services department to destroy a refusal of transport document after a patient had received care. “Not to my knowledge,” Mr Garvey said. The jury also questioned as to who had given him the refusal of transport document to file. Mr Garvey said that EMT Derrex Rolle had giv en him the document. On Wednesday, Mr Garvey told the court that on January 2, he and EMS manager Selvin Strachan while in Eight Mile Rock intercepted the ambulance which had been dispatched toOld Bahama Bay that morning. Mr Garvey said he switched places with Lightbourne who had been driving the ambulance carrying Jett’s body. He told the court Jett was taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital and dur ing a briefing that day Rolle had handed over documents to him including a refusal of transport form. Mr Garvey also told the court on Wednesday that on Jan uary 2, he received a telephone call from a man and informed him he was not the person who had access to the refusal of transport form and gave him Lightbourne’s contact information. Senior Justice Anita Allen is expected to give her summation on Tuesday. The trial is expected to resume on Monday at 10am. counts of stealing. The body of Corporal Bain was discovered in a ditch near t he Casuarina Bridge on October 22, 2007. A 500pound boulder was found resting on the side of his face. H e was bound by the hands and feet. Bauld and McPhee had plotted to rob Corporal Bain of money. Bauld used his girl friend to lure the police offic er to the Island Seas Beach, where he and McPhee accost ed him and robbed him of his ATM card and his 1999 Honda. The men stole a total of $4,500 from Corporal Bain’s Commonwealth bank account using his ATM card. Acting Justice Jethro Miller dismissed the jurya round 2.30pm to deliberate a fter delivering a very lengthy summation. The jury deliberated for three hours before returning with the guilty verdicts. However, they returned around 5.40pm requesting clarifica tion on the issue of manslaughter and murder in McPhee’s case. The mother of Corporal Bain cried after hearing the verdicts. Bauld and McPhee, both 2 6, showed no reaction. They remained silent as all seven guilty verdicts were read by t he foreman. Prosecutor Vernal Collie indicated that the Crownw ould be seeking the death p enalty in relation to the count of murder. He noted that psychiatric e valuations and probation reports are usually ordered by the court before sentenci ng. A tentative date of January 18 was set down for a sentence hearing. Justice Millerr emanded Bauld and McPhee to Fox Hill Prison. Margaret Johnson, the m other of Corporal Bain, said that justice was served in her son’s death. She thanked Prosecutor C ollie and all those persons who had supported and prayed for her. “I am very happy and pleased with the verdict. I thank God for everything I put it in God’s hands a long time ago. “Now my son could rest in peacehis death could not have gone in vain,” she said. FROM page one Appeal halts Maxo Tido death warrant FROM page one FROM page one Pair found guilty of police officer’s murder Defence closes its case in T ravolta trial WILFRED MCPHEE JR (abovebelow of court yesterday.Photos:Derek Carroll

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By KHYLE QUINCY PARKER Press Attach Embassy of TheB ahamas HAILED for her fore s ight and leadership skills, and for positioning the Bahamas as a voice to be heard on public health mat t ers, Chief Medical Officer D r Merceline Dahl-Regis has accepted the 2009 Pan American Health Organi-s ation Award for Administration. The PAHO Award Com mittee noted that Dr DahlR egis was recognised for h er contribution to health care management, research, and education about pri mary health care. The committee – which is made up of representatives from Argentina, Bolivia and the US – also cited her role in institutionalising p ublic health surveillance across all of the Bahamas and in evaluating andr edefining the parameters of Caribbean Co-operation in Health. The award was given at a s pecial reception held in Washington, DC on September 29, 2009, during a meeting of the 49th Direct i ng Council of the PAHO. Dr Dahl-Regis said the award was an honour forn ot her alone, but also for t hose who work in public health, “particularly the women, and my country, the Bahamas.” I think it’s very special to be recognised in such an arena,” she said. During her remarks, she said public service and public health have been the most rewarding parts of her m edical career. As I accept this award, I do so remembering that I did not accomplish this on m y own,” Dr Dahl-Regis said, commending her par ents, mentors, family and friends. Care “I envisage a public health care system where it is second nature for practi tioners to put their clients first, where practice is based on evidence rather than economics, where preventative health care has become the flagship of healthcare systems global ly, providing equitable, culturally relevant care.” Also at the ceremony was Labour and Social Development Minister, Sen Dion Foulkes. He described Dr Dahl-Regis as a “daughter of the soil,” and spoke of her “tremendous invest ment in advancing the health and well-being of the people of the Bahamas, the Caribbean and the world.” “Dr Dahl-Regis, because you are at the helm as the chief medical officer of the C ommonwealth of the Bahamas, and because of your proven commitmentt o preparedness, prevention and people, we sleep at night when the challenges of hurricanes, malaria,S ARS, tuberculosis, dengue, AHIN1 and other diseases threaten to desta bilise our economy, quality o f life and overall wellbeing,” Senator Foulkes said. Leader ship Dr Dahl-Regis’ leader ship has been recognised throughout the region, asr ecently as the Caucus of C ARICOM Ministers of Health a week before, where references were m ade to her active engagement in addressing the health challenges faced by the region. A t a private reception, B ahamas Ambassador to the US Cornelius Smith noted that Dr Dahl-Regis was a health ambassador, and that the award recog nises her leadership in the region. Ambassador Smith pointed out that Dr Dahl-Regis was Bahamas and Caribbean educated, and that although she had the option of staying in the US after obtaining a degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University and lec turing at Howard Universi ty, she chose instead to return to the Bahamas. Dr Dahl-Regis began her career at the Princess Margaret Hospital, and was appointed chief medical officer in 1997. She established the Planning Unit in the Ministry of Health, designed to predict and map future developments in medicine and to plan national programmes for the public system while considering the advances being made in the private sector. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 12, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Chief Medical Officer Dahl-Regis is hailed by the PAHO/WHO MINISTER OF LABOUR and Social Development Dion Foulkes (right Medical Officer Dr Merceline Dahl-Regis (centre tion Dr Margaret Chan. Dr Merceline Dahl-Regis accepts 2009 Award for Administration KINGSTON, Jamaica JAMAICAdefender Orane Simpson was f atally stabbed in the violence-wracked Kingston slum where he was raised, police s aid on Wednesday, a ccording to Associated Press. A brief police statement said the 26-yearold Simpson, a Jamaica international since 2005, was stabbed multiple times on Tuesday, several hours after having a quarrel with a man. T here have been no arrests, but police are looking for the man he argued with and a ny witnesses to the stabbing in Tivoli Gardens, a sprawling neighborhood that was the country's first government housing project. Police say Jamaican footballer killed in Kingston slum

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B y ALISON LOWE T ribune Staff Reporter alowe@tribunemedia.net THE Bahamas Maritime Authority is looking to grow its revenue by 25 to 30 per cent in the “next few years”by expanding its registry to include mega yachts and airplanes, according to Minister of the Environment Earl Deveaux. This is just one of “a num ber of new initiatives” being pursued by The Bahamas Maritime Authority’s (BMA Board of Directors which would require amendment to the Maritime Authority Act,Dr Deveaux said yesterday. Given the number of high value individuals residing in The Bahamas and taking advantage of our wealth management expertise, the Minister said the BMA Board sees these types of registration as an “area of great opportuni ty” for the country if sup ported by an “aggressive marketing” campaign. Presently, the BMA brings in around $14 million a year in gross revenue, of which it returns about half to the trea sury. In addition to this plan, numerous new professional jobs could be created in The Bahamas if the BMA moves what is anticipated to be around “half of its functions” that are currently abroad in London and New York City back to The Bahamas. “In seeking to reduce costs and increase opportunities for Bahamians” the Board is presently “working assiduously” towards identifying exactly which activities that are currently undertaken abroad by the BMA could take place here instead. “The signs are very encour aging,” said the Minister. “We can man an office here, we have the communications in place, we have the connecting flights in place and the timezone is right for alot of the world trade, so they felt...there was a huge oppor tunity for the Bahamas to increase employment and the activities of the BMA.” Dr Deveaux said that this intended evolution of the BMA, expected to bring enhancements in its efficiency and levels of service, are in large part a response to a growing competitive threat from the Marshall Islands over the last five years. “We need to do something different to what we are doing now to compete with the Marshall Islands. We need to be infinitely more flexible in responding to requests,” said Dr Deveaux. Meanwhile, the Minister noted that a private shipping company the Campbell Shipping Company is also progressing in its plans to work in concert with the gov ernment to set up a maritime training institute where Bahamians and others from the Caribbean and Latin American region can come to become certified crew members. “There’s a huge opportunity in the area of seafarers. Ship owners say they face many challenges from untrained labour at sea,” said Dr Deveaux. Demand for qualified seafarers presently outstrips the supply, and while most of the world’s seafarers presently originate in India and the Phillipines, a maritime instu titute in The Bahamas could change that. “The source of funding would come from the flag states of the world. They need seafarers of every description particularly engineers and captains,” said Dr Deveaux. The Minister revealed these developments in the Bahamian maritime industry in parliament yesterday in response to a question from opposition spokesperson on maritime affairs, Englerston MP Glenys Hanna Martin about what is being done to make The Bahamas a “more significant player in the Maritime industry.” C M Y K C M Y K SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.net FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009 THETRIBUNE $4. 68 $4. 51 $4. 69The information contained is from a third party and The Tribune can not be held responsible for errors and/or omission from the daily report.$ $4.09 $4.09 $4.00 your safe harbourfor Life & Health Insurance, Pension Management, and Brokerage & Advisory ServicesFAMILY GUARDIAN 396-1355 I BAHAMAHEALTH 396-1300 I FG CAPITAL MARKETS 396-4076 I FG FINANCIAL 396-4080SALES OFFICES: NASSAU I FREEPORT I ABACO I ELEUTHERA I EXUMA I CORPORATE CENTRE: EAST BAY STREET I www.famguardbahamas.com A MBESTA-ExcellentFinancialStrengthRating P rime Minister Hubert Ingraham yesterday said he is “angered” by the fact that “some banks” with operations in The Bahamas are able to “repatriate huge profits” from the c ountry while paying “miniscule s ums” to the Bahamian government. He said he would like to “begin to look at” the issue, providing for The Bahamas to get greater economic benefits from the banking industry. “I find it very distasteful, and I am very annoyed by it ... quite frankly, angered would be a better word,” said Mr Ingraham in the House of Assembly yesterday. “In principle, The Bahamas would have no problem in entering into double taxation agreements. Unfortunately our taxation in The Bahamas is not evolved like Barbados to be able take advantage of the various things that are normally taxed in other countries. “For instance, I find it very distasteful, and I am very annoyed by it quite frankly, angered would be a better word, that some of the banks in The Bahamas are able to repatriate huge profits from The Bahamas and pay miniscule sums (to this country’s government), and that if there was a tax on banks in The Bahamas, a low tax of two per cent, five per cent or whatever, that they would be able to deduct that amount from the tax they pay in Canada, or wherever else. “Banks in The Bahamas are able to make profits here in this country, send it to Barbados, to their opera tion in Barbados, Barbados gets its share of taxes and then they pay their home country and we get a pittance.” “So I was seeking to get the leader of the Opposition to say whether his party was now prepared to begin to look at these matters,” said Mr Ingraham. PM slams ‘some banks’ who pay ‘miniscule sums’ to government Maritime Authority eyes 25-30 per cent revenue growth in ‘next few years’ B B a a h h a a m m a a s s s s h h o o u u l l d d s s t t a a r r t t s s i i g g n n i i n n g g o o f f f f o o n n T T I I E E A A s s b b y y t t h h e e e e n n d d o o f f O O c c t t o o b b e e r r By ALISON LOWE Tribune Staff Reporter alowe@tribunemedia.net IN addition to the three Tax Infor m ation Exchange Agreements already signed, The Bahamas has concluded technical negotiations on forging accords with eight further countries, the Prime Minister revealed yesterday. He said The Bahamas should be in a position to begin formally signing off on those TIEAs by the end of this month, with a view to concluding all of them by the end of the year. So far, each technical agreement has been initialled “as evidence of our having agreed them,” added the Prime Minister. Once this is done, the Bahamas would need to sign one more TIEA to be in compliance with standards set out by the Organisation for Eco nomic Cooperation and Develop ment (OECD order to be removed from the risky “grey list” of countries who are viewed as not fully compliant with international tax standards. The OECD is calling for each country to conclude at least 12 TIEAs. The Bahamas has concluded TIEAs with the US, and more recently, Monaco and San Marino. Mr Ingraham made this disclosure in Parliament yesterday following comments by Opposition members, Opposition leader Perry Christie and MP for Fox Hill, Fred Mitchell. Mr Christie said the public and the financial services sector in particular needs to know where the Government stands in terms of taking action to protect the country’s second “lifeline” industry. Mr Mitchell noted that the recent a nnouncement by French bank BNP Paribas that they would be pulling out of The Bahamas “sent a chill” through the industry, causing some industry professionals to imagine they may have to find alternative employment within the next fewy ears, while Mr Christie said that there is a concern that should The Bahamas not conclude new TIEAs promptly enough “more European banks will follow” the French bank’s lead in deciding to withdraw from The Bahamas over our “grey list” status. They were speaking during yesterday’s debate on a bill for an Act to Amend the Criminal Justice and International Cooperation Act, which provides for The Bahamas to render assistance in criminal matters to countries with which it does not have mutual legal assistance treaties. Through the amendment passed in Parliament after receiving support from both sides the Government is moving to also provide assistance to foreign authorities in tax matters, “in line with prevailing international standards”. M r Ingraham described the change as evidence of a “substantial shift in the policy of The Bahamas”. Although The Bahamas has been committed to “strict bank secrecy” since 1965, Mr Ingraham noted that pressure from powerful nations has changed the rules of the game”. Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Belgium, Andorra and other so-called “tax havens” have all submitted to greater tax transparency and The Bahamas is “following suit”, said Mr Ingraham. EARL DEVEAUX PRIMEMINISTER Hubert Ingraham (AP

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By SANDY SHORE AP Energy Writer DENVER (AP ers that make gasoline and other fuels swiftly cut back on production last week, the government reported Thursday, sending energy prices jumping across the board. Oil prices hit a new high for the year. Heating oil and nat-ural gas prices also rose. The Energy Information Administration reported Thursday that gasoline in storage fell by more than five million barrels at a time when most energy experts expect ed supplies to grow yet again. For consumers, that may mean a slight bump upward in pump prices but not much, experts believe. The average national price for retail gasoline has been drifting lower for two months. That price ticked up slightly overnight, according to auto club AAA, Wright Express and Oil Price Information Service. Pump prices rose less than a penny to $2.487 per gallon, which is 7.6 cents less than last month at this time and well below the summer peak of $2.69 reached in June. Last year at this time, a gallon of gas cost $3.12. “This is probably enough to drift up a little bit but it should not be the first step on the march back to $3,” oil analyst Tom Kloza said. Refiners have been idling facilities because of a lack of demand at the same time that others have been shut down for routine maintenance. Besides the report on gasoline, the dollar hit a 52-week low on Thursday, which may have also contributed to the run-up in energy prices. “The ignition switch for a rally got hit twice today,” Kloza said. Crude and gasoline prices have remained relatively sta ble for months with no clear signs of an economic rebound. But prices began to rise late last week when Alcoa, which kicks off the U.S. earning sea son, reported that it had returned to profitability after three straight quarterly losses. One day after jumping above $75 per barrel for the first time this year, benchmark crude prices rose another $2.40 to settle at $77.58 on Thursday. At one point, prices were three cents shy of $78 per barrel. While the government reported that crude placed into storage grew again last week, it wasn’t as big of a build up as many experts had expected and that may have helped push prices higher as well. Natural gas inventories also grew, the EIA reported Thursday, and levels now sit nearly 15 per cent above the five-year average. Despite an uptick in prices, consumers should still be in for a relatively cheap winter as far as heating the home. “The good news here is that heating oil distributors and natural gas distributors for that matter, too, were build ing stocks this past summer when prices were at their low est,” said analyst Stephen Schork. “They’re sitting on cheap inventory so you’re not going to see a major spike in heating costs.” The EIA has forecast an eight per cent drop in heat ing bills this winter. The government reported that heat ing oil prices rose three cents last week to $2.53 per gallon. Last year at this time, a gallon of heating oil cost $3.39. Heating oil futures rose 7.53 cents to settle at $2.0181a gallon while natural gas for November delivery rose 4.6 cents to settle at $4.482 per 1,000 cubic feet. Gasoline for November delivery gained 8.74 cents to settle at $1.9449a gallon. In London, Brent crude rose $1.35 to settle at $74.45 on the ICE Futures exchange. Associated Press writers Alex Kennedy in Singapore and George Jahn in Vienna contributed to this report. C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS THE TRIBUNE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009, PAGE 3B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Big draw in gas supply sends energy prices jumping THE newly-acquired Sandals Emerald Bay resort will hold a three-day job fair in Great Exum a next week to find staff to s ervice the soon-to-re-opened luxury hotel. Ahead of its January launch, Sandals yesterday announced it is hiring managerial, supervisor y and line staff, as well as r eviewing former Four Seasons’ employees for future employment with the resort. Sandals Resorts Internationa l’s Director of Operations S hawn DaCosta said: “We’re delighted to announce that we are now in a position to invite people to be part of this exciting project and join our team. We’ll be looking for the very best candidates that share our philoso-p hy for giving guests more than they expect and helping take the travel industry by storm.” T he job fair will be held in the resort’s conferencing facilities between 9am and 5pm nextT uesday, October 20, Wednesday and Thursday. All candidates seeking managerial and supervisory positions can attend on day one, while day two will be for form er Four Seasons employees o nly and Thursday will be for assessment of potential line staff and “other positions.” “All attending candidates will be interviewed by Sandals G roup directors and those succ essful will be required to start work at the end of December in order to undergo the highlyacclaimed Sandals training prog ram ahead of January’s openi ng,” said a release from the company. Those who attend the fair are asked to dress appropriately and should bring up-to-date resumes and any relevant original documents. F ormer Four Seasons employees, almost 500 of whom lost their jobs when the prop-e rty closed in May of this year, are asked to bring identification with them to the event. S andals Emerald Bay is set to open ‘The Marina at Emerald Bay’ on November 10. Sandals Emerald Bay resort to hold job fair next week AN ARTIST’S IMPRESSION of Sandals Emerald Bay resort...

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By STEVENSON JACOBS AP Business Writer N EW YORK (AP big banks are showing they can still make money, even as Main Street struggles though not from lending, refinancing homes or other bread-and-butter business. Instead, they’re doing what W all Street does best betting big on stocks, bonds, commodities and other assets. Citigroup, the shakiest of t he major banks during the financial crisis, reported Thursday it eked out a quarterly profit from trading, d espite suffering more losses on consumer loans. Trading also drove big profits at Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan C hase. That some banks are making money now is a sign of r emarkable recovery from the crisis a year ago. But the lop-s ided business model raises questions about what happens if trading profits fall off and banks are left to rely on more traditional operations. After all, the economy is s till struggling to recover, unemployment is approaching 10 percent and Americans are saving money and trying to pay down debt, not taking on more. “The good news is that banks are in better shape. The b ad news is that they’re not making loans to consumers and businesses,” said market analyst Edward Yardeni. That could come back to bite them because these trading gains will only last so long.” Mindful of the problems b anks still face, investors reacted cautiously a day after the Dow Jones industrials powered back above 10,000 for the first time in a year. S tocks zigzagged for most of Thursday before ending modestly higher. For now, trading is pretty much the only way banks can make money. And it’s more lucrative because there are f ewer competitors, interest rates are near zero and government subsidies have allowed banks to borrow cheaply and invest in assets that offer the highest returns. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has benefited more than m ost. Famed for its trading prowess, the New York investment bank said Thursday that third-quarter earni ngs swelled to $3.03 billion, more than triple what it made a year ago. As in past quarters, Goldman leaned heavily on itst rading operation buying and selling stocks, bonds, foreign currencies and commodities like oil and gold to make money. They’ve been on the mark on the trading side,” said Stephen Hagenbuckle, a principle at private equity fund TerraCap Partners. Goldman’s strong showing came a day after JPMorgan C hase & Co. reported its own big profits $3.59 billion for the quarter. That was even more impressive because, unlike Goldman, JPMorgan has suffered heavy losses on consumer loans like credit cards and mortgages. B ut JPMorgan’s strong investment banking division is “carrying the burden right now,” banking analyst Bert E ly said. “If not for that, they would’ve lost money.” Goldman’s quick recovery allowed it to repay the $10 billion it received in govern-m ent bailout money. That freed the company from restrictions on employee pay, which is on track to reach record levels. T he company said it set aside $16.7 billion, or nearly half its net revenue, through the first nine months of the year for compensation, which includes salaries, bonuses and related costs. C itigroup Inc., meanwhile, offered a grim reminder of just how shaky the economy remains. Helped by trading gains, Citi reported a $101 million profit in the third quarter. But including the $288 million the b ank paid out in preferred stock dividends, plus the deal that gave the government a 34 percent stake in the bank, i t lost $3.24 billion. The bank, one of the hardest hit during the recession, said loan losses during the quarter came to $8 billion.T hat’s down from nearly $8.4 billion in the second quarter, but a sign that people are still defaulting in large numbers. Banks have warned that l oan losses would continue into next year. Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit said improving the bad employ-m ent picture would be crucial for turning things around. “Ultimately it’s going to come down to how many jobs are there in the country,” Pandit told analysts. “And that is probably the single b est driver of trying to figure out what happens on a macro basis.” Experts don’t expect the job market to pick up anytime soon, meaning banks could be relying on trading gains for the foreseeable f uture. While the economy may be out of recession, the unemployment rate isn’t expected to peak until the m iddle of next year. For now, most big banks “are holding their breath to see what 2010 will mean for retail profits,” said BradH intz, investment banking analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. “Will unemployment come down? Will the consumer start spending? No o ne knows.” AP Business Writers Stephen Bernard in New York and Ieva M. Augstumsi n Charlotte, N.C. contributed to this report. C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 4B, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecurit y Previous CloseToday's CloseChangeDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1.711.03AML Foods Limited1.151.150.000.1270.0009.10.00% 1 1.809.90Bahamas Property Fund10.7510.750.000.9920.20010.81.86% 9.305.90Bank of Bahamas5.905.900.000.2440.26024.24.41% 0.890.63Benchmark0.630.630.00-0.8770.000N/M0.00% 3.493.15Bahamas Waste3.153.150.000.1250.09025.22.86% 2.372.14Fidelity Bank2.372.370.000.0550.04043.11.69% 1 4.209.93Cable Bahamas9.939.930.001.4060.2507.12.52% 2.882.72Colina Holdings2.722.720.000.2490.04010.91.47% 7 .505.26Commonwealth Bank (S1)5.545.830.291,9000.4190.30013.95.15% 3.851.27Consolidated Water BDRs3.002.93-0.070.1110.05226.41.77% 2.851.32Doctor's Hospital2.052.050.000.6250.0803.33.90%8 .206.28Famguard6.286.280.000.4200.24015.03.82% 12.508.80Finco9.309.300.000.3220.52028.95.59% 1 1.7110.00FirstCaribbean Bank10.0010.000.000.6310.35015.83.50% 5.534.11Focol (S)4.114.110.000.3320.15012.43.65% 1.001.00Focol Class B Preference1.001.000.000.0000.000N/M0.00% 0.450.27Freeport Concrete0.270.270.000.0350.0007.70.00% 9.025.49ICD Utilities5.595.590.000.4070.50013.78.94% 1 2.009.95J. S. Johnson9.959.950.000.9520.64010.56.43% 10.0010.00Premier Real Estate10.0010.000.000.1560.00064.10.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecuritySymbolLast SaleChangeDaily Vol. 1000.001000.00Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +FBB17100.000.00 1000.001000.00Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +FBB22100.000.0010 100000 100000 FidelityBankNote13(SeriesC)+ FBB13 10000 000 FINDEX: CLOSE 789.77 | YTD -5.40% | 2008 -12.31%BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF: 30May2013 W WW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE:242-323-2330 | FACSIMILE: 242-323-232019 October 2022 Interest Prime + 1.75% 7% THURSDAY, 15 OCTOBER 2009B ISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,491.16 | CHG 14.59 | %CHG 0.99 | YTD -221.20 | YTD % -12.92BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing bases)Maturity 19 October 2017 7 % 1000 . 00 1000 . 00 Fid e lit y B an k N o t e 13 (S er i es C) + FBB13 100 . 00 0 . 00 1000.001000.00Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) +FBB15100.000.00 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSymbolBid $ A sk $Last PriceWeekly Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 14.607.92Bahamas Supermarkets7.928.4214.00-2.2460.000N/M0.00% 8.006.00Caribbean Crossings (Pref2.006.254.000.0000.480N/M7.80% 0.540.20RND Holdings0.350.400.550.0010.000256.60.00% 41.0029.00ABDAB30.1331.5929.004.5400.0009.030.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.450.550.550.0020.000261.900.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowFund NameNAVYTD%Last 12 MonthsDiv $Yield % 1.40381.3344CFAL Bond Fund1.40383.725.20 3.03502.8952CFAL MSI Preferred Fund2.8300-3.75-6.75 1.49461.4210CFAL Money Market Fund1.49464.255.18 3.60903.0941Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund3.0941-8.61-13.59 13.175112.3870Fidelity Prime Income Fund13.17514.425.86 101.6693100.0000CFAL Global Bond Fund101.66931.101.67 100.960093.1992CFAL Global Equity Fund96.73980.35-4.18 1.00001.0000CFAL High Grade Bond Fund1.00000.000.00 10.58849.0775Fidelity International Investment Fund10.58845.885.88 1.07571.0000FG Financial Preferred Income Fund1.07573.865.30 1.03641.0000FG Financial Growth Fund1.0305-0.240.22 1.07091.0000FG Financial Diversified Fund1.07093.244.54 BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price 52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeksBid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity 52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeksAsk $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volumeLast Price Last traded over-the-counter price Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volumeWeekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week Change Change in closing price from day to dayEPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded todayNAV Net Asset Value DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 monthsN/MNot Meaningful P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earningsFINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100 (S) 4-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 8/8/2007 (S1) 3-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 7/11/2007TO TRADE CALL: COLINA 242-502-7010 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 | FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 | COLONIAL 242-502-752531-Aug-09 30-Jun-09 31-Dec-07 30-Sep-09 30-Sep-09 9-Oct-09 31-Aug-09MARKET TERMS30-Sep-09Fidelity Over-The-Counter Securities Colina Over-The-Counter Securities BISX Listed Mutual Funds 30 M ay 2013 29 May 2015 30-Sep-09 Prime + 1.75% 7% 30-Sep-09 30-Jun-09 30-Sep-09 NAV Date :$17(' -2+1+(15< 6$81'(56$1'1$7$6+$-2+16216$81'(56 R I R I 67(5/,16$08(/6$81'(56 <8&.781*:21* RI 7200< <8.:21* LEGAL NOTICENOTICEG LOBAL DIVERSIFIED FUND LTD.Notice is hereby given that the above named Company is in dissolution, commencing on the 8th day of October, 2009. Articles of D issolution have been duly registered by the Registrar. The Joint Liquidators are Dermot S. L. Butler and David P. M. Blair. All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are required, on or before the 9th day of November, 2009 to send their n ames and addresses, with particulars of their debts or claims, and the names and addresses of their Attorneys (if anyu idators of the Company, c/o FTConsultants Ltd., One Montague Place, 2nd Floor, East Bay Street, P.O. Box N-3932, Nassau, Bahamas. D ated this 16th day of October, A. D. 2009. Dermot S. L. Butler David P. M. Blair J oint Liquidators In a bad economy, banks trade their way to profits

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C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS THE TRIBUNE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009, PAGE 9B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER A ssociated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP Some 7,500 international tax d odgers have applied for an amnesty programme that promises no jail time and reduced penalties for tax cheats who come forward, the Internal Revenue Service announced Wednesday. The tax dodgers were hidi ng money in more than 70 countries and on every continent except Antarctica. Accounts ranged from just over $10,000 to more than$100 million. Response to the programme has been unprece-d ented, IRS Commissioner D oug Shulman said. “The whole idea of this programme was to get people in and get them on the right side of the law,” Shulm an said. The IRS long has had a policy that certain tax evaders who come forward beforethey are contacted by the agency usually can avoid jail t ime as long as they agree to pay back taxes, interest and hefty penalties. Drug dealers and money launderers neednot apply. But if the money was earned legally, tax e vaders can usually avoid criminal prosecution. F ewer than 100 people apply for the programme in a typical year, in part because the penalties can far exceedt he value of the hidden account, depending on how long the account holder has evaded US taxes. I n March, the IRS began a six-month amnesty pro gramme that sweetened the offer with reduced penaltiesfor people with undeclared assets. The programme was extended once, until Thursd ay. Shulman said it will not be extended again. The programme is part of a larger effort by the Obama administration to crack down on Americans who evade US taxes by hiding assets in overseas accounts. In August, the U S and Switzerland resolved a court case in which Swiss banking giant UBS AG agreed to turn over details on 4,450 accounts suspected of h olding undeclared assets from American customers. Shulman said the IRS is stepping up efforts to trackt he flow of illicit money from Europe to Asia, Central America and the Caribbean.T he agency is also opening new offices in Beijing, Panam a City and Sydney to pursue criminal cases. Staffing isb eing increased at other offices, he said. Shulman said the IRS is still processing applications for t he amnesty programme. It is too early to know how muchm oney will be recovered, he said. Shulman said accounts included money from inherit ances, profits skimmed from US companies and profitse arned overseas. Some of the tax cheats had single accounts while others had multiple accounts in different countries. Some set up corporations to make it harder to identify them, he said. “These taxpayers are now back in the US tax system,” Shulman said. Shulman said the IRS will u se information from the tax cheats who have come forward to go after bankers and tax advisers who helped them hide assets. The IRS is pro hibited by law from disclosi ng the identities of the tax cheats unless criminal charges are filed. Tax advisers have said the p rogramme, combined with the high-profile UBS case, has generated a lot of calls from nervous tax dodgers. Shulman said applications steadily picked up as the latest deadline approached. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., a pplauded the IRS programme but said Congress needs to do more to crack down on international tax dodgers. Levin has worked o n the issue as chairman of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. He estimated the US loses$ 100 billion a year in tax revenue because of international tax cheats. A t least one advocacy group was unimpressed with t he results of the IRS programme. The IRS needs to put away the celebratory fire crackers,” said Dean Zerbe, s pecial counsel for the National Whistleblowers Center. “The amnesty programme has gotten at best a thimble of the offshore tax cheats.” The center is unhappy with the way the IRS and the Just ice Department handled the c ase of UBS whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld. In August, Birkenfeld was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison, even though prosecutors said the information he provided was crucial to the UBS case. P rosecutors gave the 44y ear-old US citizen credit for voluntarily disclosing illegal tactics by Swiss banking giant UBS AG and others. But they said Birkenfeld initially refused to confess his own misconduct and hoped to collect a cash reward under US w histleblower laws. 7,500 tax dodgers apply for IRS amnesty programme Share your news The T ribune wants to hear from people who arem aking news in their neighbourhoods. Perhaps you are raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the area or have won an award. I f so, call us on 322-1986 a nd share your story.