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THE PARENTS of Lashawnta Adderley, Sean and Yasmin (above),
are concerned about swelling on their daughter’s stomach (below).

By AVA TURNQUEST

A MOTHER is sick with
worry over her daughter’s
health, claiming doctors refuse
to examine a strange swelling
in the child’s abdomen until
this time next year.

The swelling appeared
shortly after seven-year-old
Lashawnta Adderley had
surgery for a hernia at the
Princess Margaret Hospital,
and her parents claim that
when they brought the matter
to the attention of doctors, they
were told the protrusion was
“Just fat”.

Sean and Yasmin Adderley
took their daughter to the
Princess Margaret Hospital on
March 12 for her operation.
She was discharged the same
day with no complications.

However, they claim the swelling was immediately apparent after the
bandages had been removed and one side was bigger than the other.

Then, less than a month later, she was readmitted to hospital for three
days for an infected seroma — a pocket of clear fluid that sometimes
develops in the body after surgery. Doctors administered antibiotics and
drained some of the fluid.

After the infection, her doctor at PMH has since diagnosed the
swollen area as fat after he was unable to pull any fluid from the site —
a verdict Mrs Adderley said she cannot accept because she feels no tests
were performed to confirm this.

If it is fat, she also wonders, why did it appear only after the surgery

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The Nassau Music Society makes
$80,000 scholarship donation to COB

THE Nassau Music Society has made an $80,000
donation to the College of the Bahamas to fund
four major entrance scholarships of $5,000 per
year, with total value of $20,000 per award.

This donation represents the Nassau Music Soci-
ety’s largest donation to the college. It also repre-
sents the largest scholarship specifically for the
study of music at the college.

The donation will allow for one new music
scholarship to be awarded every two years starting
this academic year and ending in 2018.

The entrance scholarship is awarded to a first
year full time music major, demonstrating the
greatest degree of talent and potential to succeed
in the area of music.

The college said the donation fits in well with its
agenda to build diverse offerings of scholarships
and financial aid to its students. Such funding
ensures that the college can compete for top stu-
dents who seek the advantage of a competitive
academic experience, without the worry of finan-
cial burden.

College president Janyne M Hodder said: “The
Nassau Music Society’s support for music schol-
arship is timely. We recently opened the college’s
newly renovated Performing Arts Centre, and
know that the recipients of this funding will be
the students who will command that stage in years
to come. As we build the University of the
Bahamas, it is important that we build great sup-

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PRIME MINISTER Hubert Ingraham releases doves to mark the official opening of the 12th anil BahamArts
Festival at Arawak Cay yesterday. Honouree Taleda Strachan looks on.
The festival got underway yesterday and runs throughout today.

Man accused of having
$4,300 in fake US bills

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

A MAN accused of having $4,300 in phoney
US $50 bills was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court
yesterday and released on bail.

Alexander Williams Junior, 38, had been in
custody since he was arrested on Wednesday,
and then charged with possession of forged cur-
rency notes and with possession of materials for
forging notes.

However, when Williams appeared in Court
Ten, Nassau Street, yesterday, Magistrate Guil-
limina Archer, arraigned him on only one charge.

She said the charge of possession of materials
for forging notes, namely classic linen writing
paper and a guillotine cutting board, was defec-
tive.

Williams was charged with possession of 86
forged $50 bank notes in United States currency,
with the serial number IB69201755B.

There are four witnesses in the case.

Williams pleaded not guilty to the charge. He
chose to have his case heard in the Magistrate’s
Court and will return to Court Ten on March 5,
2010.

The accused was released on $5,000 bail with
one surety.

Williams, of Garden Close, off Faith Avenue,
Nassau, is the second man to be arraigned in

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PM hits hack
at Planning and
Subdivision
Act detractors

THE proposed Planning
and Subdivision Act will
not increase costs for devel-
opers or hit stall develop-
ment during the economic
downtown, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham has
pledged.

Hitting back at detrac-
tors of the Bill, Mr Ingra-
ham said the move will
bring order to develop-
ment and prohibit bad
environmental and plan-
ning practices which have
been endured “for far too
long”.

He said: “Inevitably,
someone suggests that
more consultation must be
had or some individual
announces that he or she,
or some organisation has
not been consulted on pro-
posed amendments to leg-
islation or enactment of
new legislation.

“T am coming to believe
that unless the Minister
responsible speaks directly
with some individuals and
adopts ‘in full’ whatever
their view is, they will claim
not to have been consulted
or offered an opportunity
to voice their views.

“The President of
BREA informed both dai-
ly newspapers that he
wrote me recently with rec-
ommendations on this Bill.
If, or when, I receive his
letter Pll respond. You
know, some people wear
their politics on their
sleeves seek to cloak their
partisan bias in the
respectability of speaking
for non-partisan entities.
For such persons I have no
regard.”

The Planning and Sub-
divisions Bill has been on
the Ministry of the Envi-
ronment’s webpage since
June of this year. A num-
ber of non-governmental
organizations (NGOs)
have also distributed the
Bill among their member-
ship inviting them to com-
ment and to submit rec-
ommendations.

Recommendations for
amendment to sections of
the Bill have also been
received from land devel-
opers, architects and mem-
bers of the Town Planning
Committee, Mr Ingraham
said.

“A number of law firms
have also taken the time to
review the draft legislation
and submit recommenda-
tions for its improvement,”
he said.

“This is welcomed and
encouraged. Some very
useful recommendations to
strengthen the Bill include
recommendations to

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STUDENTS at an East
Street South high school are
learning about their country’s
marine environment with the
help of foreign experts, thanks
to a partnership with the
Bahamas Reef Environment
Educational Foundation.

Marcia Musgrove, BREEF
school outreach co-ordinator
and a teacher at CV Bethel
High School, said the founda-
tion has been involved with
that school’s ’s marine science
magnet programme since its
inception.

She said the partnership is
extremely valuable because stu-
dents not only get to interact
with foreign scientists, but also
learn skills useful in science-
related industries — for example
scuba diving.

“They engage in entry-level
and summer employment at
Atlantis, the Fisheries Depart-
ment, BREEF, and Dolphin
Encounters,” Ms Musgrove
said.

Graduates of the programme
also have an advantage in terms
of getting into the Bahamas
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partnership with BREEF

ars (BESS) programme at the
Island School, founded in 1999
and located in Cape Eleuthera,
Bahamas.

“Tam well acquainted with
BREEF, the Island School,
BESS and am promoting them
for CV Bethel students and all
students throughout the
Bahamas,” she said.

The Ministry of Education
started the pilot marine science
programme in 1999, and in
2004 discussions were finalised
to make it a magnet pro-
gramme the following year.

“Since the magnet pro-
gramme started in 2005, any
student in grade nine from any
school can apply to the Min-
istry of Education. They select
a group of students to come to
CV Bethel to complete the
three-year programme for
grades 10, 11, and 12,” Ms Mus-
grove said.

“Before that, only students
graduating from SC McPher-
son into CV Bethel would have
gotten a chance to study marine
science.

“About 10 students are at
COB pursuing biochemistry or





STUDENTS in the Bahamas Environmental Steward Scholars
(BESS) programme at the Island School enjoy their time learning

on the water.

environmental studies, and a
few are studying marine sci-
ence and go into the maritime
and boating industry.”
BREEFF networks with and
stays in contact with many



international individuals and
organisations that want to work
with Bahamian students.

The Bahamas National Trust
also collaborates with BREEF,
the Island School, and BESS.

Judge orders trial in Anna
Nicole Smith drug case

LOS ANGELES

A JUDGE ordered Anna
Nicole Smith’s boyfriend and
two doctors to stand trial on
charges of illegally funneling
prescription drugs to the for-



mer Playboy model, accord-
ing to the Associated Press.

The ruling yesterday fol-
lowed a three-week prelimi-
nary hearing to determine if
there was enough evidence to
try lawyer Howard K. Stern,
Dr. Sandeep Kapoor and Dr.
Khristine Eroshevich. The
charges included providing
drugs to an addict.

All three pleaded not
guilty.

Superior Court Judge
Robert J. Perry set arraign-
ment for Dec. 11 on charges
of conspiring to illegally pro-
vide Smith with drugs.

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“T think you’ve proven
(Smith is) an addict,” Perry
told prosecutors before mak-
ing his ruling.

Prosecutors and defense
attorneys were not immedi-
ately available for comment.

The hearing delved deeply
into Smith’s troubled life and
the role the defendants
allegedly had in feeding her
drug addiction before she
died of an accidental over-
dose in 2007.

Larry Birkhead, the father
of Smith’s young daughter,
said he never saw anyone take
as many medications as
Smith.

Prosecutors tried to show
the doctors blurred the line
between being physicians and
friends to the celebrity model.

A bodyguard provided a
searing description of Smith’s
final days and his futile effort
to revive her when she
stopped breathing.

There also was testimony
about the effects of
methadone and a heavy duty
painkiller called Dilaudid also
known as “hospital heroin.”
An expert witness said there
was no legitimate medical rea-
son for Kapoor and Eroshe-
vich to give Smith the amount
of sedatives and painkillers
they did.

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Tribune poll:
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THE majority of Tri-
bune readers who took
part in our latest online
poll feel the new Plan-
ning and Subdivision
Bill being debated in
parliament will not do
enough to stop
unscrupulous develop-
ers taking advantage of
unsuspecting land and
home buyers.

Of the 41 readers who
took part in the poll on
tribune242.com, 25 said
they doubt the Bill will
do enough, whereas
only 16 said they think it
will.

Commenting on the
poll, Florence Cole-
brooke said it doesn’t
matter what new Bill is
brought to parliament.

“These laws are on
the books already — just
look. No side-walk
garages, no illegal dump
sites in residential areas,
no businesses operating
without governmental
approvals, no sub-divi-
sions opened without
investigations, inspec-
tions and again
approvals and licenses.
Who are these require-
ments applicable to?

“Property theft and
illegal business docu-
mentation are being
obtained every day by
the rich and famous and
the politically connect-
ed. Who are we fooling?
We cannot deal with
simple incidents of
property violation
because of who is politi-
cally involved and we
talking about writing
new Bills? When we
become a government
for the people and not
for the few; when we
start allowing the laws
to apply to those of us
in government; when we
truly become a Christ-
ian nation and stop
using Jesus Christ as a
convenience in our
political speeches; then
and only then will the
laws of this land begin
to make a difference to
the people of this land.”

Think Bahamas feels
the bill is a huge step in
the right direction, but
could be “years too late
as much damage has
already been done.

“T think for those
unscrupulous develop-
ers who know the vari-
ous loopholes, they will
move to exploit our citi-
zens once again. This
Bill will have to be
amended time and time
again to eliminate exist-
ing loopholes. I applaud
the minister for taking
this bold step.”



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PM: Bill will brin
clarity to planning

PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham said he was pleased
to finally debate a Bill before
parliament that will bring
order and clarity to planning
and subdivision development,
and improve beach access
and views of the sea.

Wrapping up the debate in
the House of Assembly on
Thursday, Mr Ingraham said:
“We seek through the enact-
ment of the Planning and
Subdivisions Bill, to address a
myriad of inadequacies in
present legislation, regula-
tions and processes; to broad-
en the scope of planning to
provide for environmental
impact assessments, to more
effectively regulate the sub-
division of land; to facilitate
greater involvement by mem-
bers of the public in the
approval process and to
ensure that there are real
consequences for failure to
comply with the requirements
of the law.

“We have long been agreed
that better arrangements
ought to be in place to
improve town planning, to
protect and safeguard invest-
ments in real property
whether residential or com-
mercial, to protect and
improve environmentally sen-
sitive areas including water
bearing land, wetlands and
the sea, to preserve access
and vistas to the sea, to pro-
mote sustainable practices in
development and to hold
developers including govern-
ment departments and agen-
cies accountable for the
impact of approved develop-
ments on the quality of life
of citizens.”

Mr Ingraham said beach
access and existing views of
the sea have long been threat-
ened by development, and
that if left unchecked, the sit-
uation could become a source
of “social conflict”.

“What we seek to do,” Mr
Ingraham said, “is to ensure
the creation of windows to
the sea and access to beaches

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PRIME MINISTER Hubert Ingraham

becomes and remains a per-
manent right of Bahamians.
This Bill codifies in law our
practice and firmly held con-
viction that our heritage to
the sea is preserved; and the
‘beach access’ signs around
New Providence are a con-
stant reminder.

“We also, since 2007, began
the creation of a network of
marine protected areas
(MPAs).

“That initiative, as our ini-
tiative to identify and mark
all public accesses to the sea
on New Providence, has been
taken up and expanded upon
since our return to office in
2007. Honourable members
will be aware that the first
five of the MPAs have now
been agreed.

“A number of honourable
members have commented
on the nightmares created for
their constituents by a partic-
ular failure in our processes
to safeguard the tranquility
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family homestead, to guard
against the invasion of busi-
ness and industry into resi-
dential or farming communi-
ties, and to safeguard invest-
ments in newly approved sub-
divisions that lack basic infra-
structure — paved roads,
water, electricity and tele-
phones.

“The list is long. I believe
that it is important that we
move to address these inade-
quacies now. I do not believe
that we have the luxury of
time. As in most things in life
we need to have more than
one iron in the fire; we must
move forward on more than
one aspect of this exercise at
the same time,” Mr Ingraham
said.

The government does not
intend to proceed with final
passage of the Bill until all
suggestions and recommen-
dations for its further amend-
ment can be considered.

g order and
development

A Funeral Service
for

Roger Carron

will be held at
St. Francis Cathedral

On]

West Street
at 3pm
on

Saturday, October 31

Instead of flowers those who wish may make
donations in his memory to either the Breathe
Easy campaign or St. Martin’s Convent. For
the Breathe Easy campaign cheques may be
sent to Ms Michelle Rassin (tel. 302-4707),
Doctors Hospital, PO. Box N972. Or donations
can be sent to St. Martin's Convent,
Nassau Street, P.O. Box 940.



BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION

VACANCY NOTICE

MANAGER - REVENUE ACCOUNTING
CUSTOMER SERVICES DIVISION

A vacancy exists in the Corporation for the position of Manager, Revenue

Accounting.

The job manages the billing of all customer accounts in New Providence and
the Family Islands and the reconciliation of all revenue accounts other than

miscellaneous receivables.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

° Manages the meter reading and billing processes both in
New Providence and the Family Islands
Assists with the disconnection process through the use of meter readers
Prepares the Sales Budget
Prepares the Revenue Accounting Department Budget
Oversees the preparation of the Accounts Receivable Reconciliation
Oversees the training of all Customer Services staff in the new billing

software

Prepares monthly Board Reports
Prepares monthly sales analysis and unbilled revenue reports
Prepares quarterly reports for the Central Bank & Department of

Statistics

Provides statistical billing information for Family Island Managers
Oversees the disconnection of services for non-payment of electricity in

the Family Islands

Attends yearly community meetings as well as ad hoc meetings required
during acquisition of new locations

Develops and implements rules, guidelines and procedures for the
efficient operation of the department

Job requirements include:

A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Accounts or equivalent

A minimum of 8+ years of experience in accounting practice and theory
Certified Accountant (CPA) or equivalent qualifications

Knowledge of the Electricity Act of the Bahamas

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Sound reasoning and good judgment skills

Ability to interpret financial reports

Good time management skills

Project Management skills

Interested persons should apply by completing and returning an Application
Form to: The Manager-Human Resources & Training Department, Baha-

mas Electricity Corporation, Blue Hill & Tucker, P.O. Box

N-7509 Nassau

Bahamas on or before: Tuesday, November 3, 2009.



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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE



The Tribune Limited

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

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

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

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1972-

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Warning against softening of Stalinist horrors

MOSCOW — Russia’s president,
Dmitri Medvedev, warned Friday that
Russians had lost their sense of horror
over Stalin’s purges, and called for the
construction of museums and memorial
centers devoted to the atrocities, as well
as further efforts to unearth and identi-
fy the dead.

Medvedev made the comments on his
video blog, on the occasion of a holi-
day devoted to the memory of victims of
repression. He warned that revisionist
historians risked glossing over the dark-
er passages of the Soviet past, citing a
poll that showed that 90 percent of
young people could not name victims
of the purges.

“Even now we can hear voices saying
that these numerous deaths were justi-
fied by some supreme goals of the
state,” Medvedev said. “Nothing can be
valued above human life, and there is no
excuse for repressions.”

Millions of people were killed under
Stalin as a result of forced collectiviza-
tion, deportation of ethnic groups,
imprisonment in the Gulag and party
purges, among other tactics.

Though he reiterated his worry that
Russia was demonized in contemporary
histories of World War II, Medvedev
added, “It is just as important to prevent
the justification, under the pretext of
putting historical records straight, of
those who killed their own people.”

His comments are the latest round in
a long conversation about how to inter-
pret Russia’s past.

Under Medvedev’s predecessor,
Vladimir Putin, Russian opinions of
Stalin became far rosier. Government-
endorsed textbooks now balance Stalin’s
atrocities with praise for his achieve-
ments — especially victory over Hitler
— and recent polls show that most Rus-
sians believe Stalin did more good than
bad. Meanwhile, leaders have railed
against Eastern European historians
who paint Soviet forces as occupiers,
and in May, Medvedev created a com-



mission to prevent such attempts to “fal-
sify history.”

Arseny Roginsky, chairman of the
human rights organization Memorial,
said Medvedev’s speech struck directly
at “the center of the contemporary dis-
cussion of Stalin and Stalinism — the
question about victory and the price of
victory.”

Though Putin spoke with compassion
of Stalin’s victims on the same holiday in
2007, Medvedev went much farther by
offering concrete proposals about muse-
ums and the search for mass graves,
Roginsky said.

Whether those proposals are realized
“depends entirely on Medvedev and the
current authorities,” he added.

“What we are waiting to see is
whether he has the power to realize
even part of our expectations,” he said.
“T have serious doubts about that. But of
course, I am waiting.”

The president’s remarks came as good
news to Roman Romanov, the deputy
director of the State Museum of the
History of the Gulag, a cluster of five
rooms whose entrance is in a courtyard
off one of Moscow’s most upscale shop-
ping streets. The signage is so poor,
Romanov complained, “that people
walk down Petrovka and don’t even
know we’re here,” and he gently criti-
cized the exhibits as “a bit provincial.”

There is, as well, a generational prob-
lem. At 27, Romanov is younger than
his co-workers by 30 or 40 years. When
he took the job, he said, people his age
did not understand, and one friend tried
to talk him out of it.

“He told me not to do it,” Romanov
said. “He said it was too depressing,
and I needed to be more positive. He
thought this was all about criminals. I
told him, ‘Now I understand I am doing
the right thing.’ ”

(This article is by Ellen Barry c.2009
New York Times News Service)



Wake up,
Bahamas!

EDITOR, The Tribune.

PLEASE allow me a
small space in your daily to
express to my fellow
Bahamians that it is time
they take inventory of their
situation.

Firstly, let me say under
the Westminster system,
politicians’ allegiance is first
to their political parties, and
not to you the people. With
this said, I urge you my peo-
ple to try and develop, and
achieve advancement for
your family without the
assistance of politicians or
political parties.

Unlike politicians from
the United States, U.S.
politicians for the most part
are accountable to their con-
stituents back home. Every
single e-mail, or letter to
their congress person, or
Senator carry weight, and is
taken seriously. What was
the last time a politician in
The Bahamas accepted a
call, or answered an e-mail
from their constituent? I
always find it very amusing
when we’re advised to write
your MP. “What a joke”!

To my Bahamian broth-
ers, and sisters, I have
worked hard over the years,
and was blessed by God to
build a successful business
from the ground up. One
thing I was able to do during
this time was to stay clear
of politicians, and political
parties. Most of these people
cannot run a lemonade
stand much less assist, or
care about you, and your
family. Again, the West-
minster system does not
allow your MP to assist his
constituency unless it goes
through the party, and the
maximum leader whoever
that is at the time.

I think they mean well,
but because of the West-
minster system there is
always a maximum leader,
and nothing is implemented
unless it first passes through
him orher. Therefore, all
the needs of their con-
stituent is stagnated until the
maximum leader gives the
okay.

We all know the stories of
foreigners given access to
land, while Bahamians are
being frustrated with the
same process. Both political
parties sat back over the
years, and watched our peo-
ple struggle to stay in busi-
ness, and get access to capi-
tal while the foreigner can
come into our country,

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access, and get approval for
land, then go back to their
hometown and access capi-
tal using that same
approved documentation
for land that our govern-
ment gave.

In closing, I would like to
tell my people, WAKE UP,
stay away from political ral-
lies, the delivery of free tee
shirts, all the free beer, and
wine, the turkey at Christ-
mas time, the promise of

Government jobs, and the
loud music through the
streets during election time.

Tell politicians, “no
thanks” too all the above,
instead just create avenues,
and laws where we all can
grown, financially, socially,
and assist our family and
community.

Bahamians it is time to
get going, leave the politi-
cians behind, let them fol-
low us because we have
been following them for far
too long now.

G. GIBSON,
Nassau,
October 28, 2009.

Debate on
subdivision
legislation

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THE debate on the new Subdivision legislation, certain-
ly brought some interesting comments and alleged contri-
butions by MPs, which were absolutely totally rubbish.

The MP for Killarney obviously does not know that to
occupy a new residence, you are required to obtain an
Occupancy Certificate from the Ministry of Public Works.

No Occupancy Certificate will be issued if the residence is
not connected to BEC, Water and Sewerage and has a sew-
er system, either main or soak away.

Why did the Killarney MP try to make an issue for some
of his constituents, where clearly if the residence is being
occupied, it is being occupied illegally?

Doesn’t his own Ministry, Ministry of Health, also have to
inspect and certify everything from a health aspect is

approved and to standard.

Boy ignorance is certainly bliss!

H. STUBBS,
Nassau,
October 28, 2009.

‘Daring robbery’

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Re: Man charged with mur-
der of mother during rob-
bery

Tribune, 22 September,
2009

IT is common for some
Tribune journalists to report
an armed robbery as being
“daring.” This poor use of
words often wrongly conveys
an impression of the perp
exhibiting courage or brav-
ery, or even a touch of intel-
ligence, etc. In fact, the

seem to actually go out of
their way to demonstrate
their stupidity and cowardice
during the crime, and this is
how they should be
described (even though their
mothers and relatives fre-
quently only seem to recall
their angelic altar boy attrib-
utes when they are caught).
There are, of course, many
other words that could be
applied to these puerile and
despicable idiots (some may
not be fit to be printed), but
“daring” is definitely not one
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scumbags are anything but
“daring.” However, they are
certainly cowardly and defi-
nitely stupid. These lowlifes

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LOCAL NEWS



Roberts: more

evidence of FNM |xiap

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mismanagement

THIS month’s credit
analysis by Moody’s
Investors Service provides
yet more evidence of the
mismanagement of the
economy by the FNM, PLP
chairman Bradley Roberts
said.

In a statement issued yes-
terday, Mr Roberts noted
that in the first paragraph
of its analysis, Moody’s
warns that “if the increase
in debt numbers remains
unchecked it will place
strong downwards pressure
on the current ratings.”

Moody’s also noted that
“unchecked” debt growth
could lead to a change in
outlook and ultimately the
loss of the country’s A Cat-
egory rating.

In this latest report,
Moody's affirmed the
Bahamas’ A3 rating for for-
eign currency government
bonds, but downgraded the
rating for local currency
bonds from Al to A3.

Stature

“This is a very serious
matter for the Bahamas.
Any downgrade from
Moody’s would make it
more difficult and more
expensive for the country to
borrow money in the inter-
national credit markets,” Mr
Roberts said. “It would also
represent a significant blow
to the stature of the country
among foreign investors - a
blow which could threaten
the level of direct foreign
capital inflows, which are
vital to the standard of liv-
ing to which many Bahami-
ans had become accus-
tomed.”

He went on to point out
numerous points of concern
in the report, including that
the income of the average
Bahamian is declining, from

PLP CHAIRMAN Bradley Roberts

in 2008, to a forecast of
$21,926 in 2009 and a fore-
cast of $21,871 for 2010.
The report forecast that
the economy will shrink by
3.9 per cent in 2009, more
than twice the “pace of
shrinkage” which the coun-
try experienced in 2008,”
Mr Roberts noted.
“Despite this warning
from Moody’s and the real-
ities outlined above, the
FNM continues with an
agenda of mismanagement
which leads Moody’s to
forecast that in 2010, the
country’s ratio of debt to
gross domestic product will
climb to 46.6 per cent.

Climb

“This would be an amaz-
ing climb from 32.8 per cent
in 2006, the last full year of
the Christie administration.

“It is not in the long run
interest of the Bahamas for
this path of mismanagement
to continue. This dramatic
increase in the level of debt
with a declining economy is
particularly dangerous

$22,643 in 2007 to $22,560 because the Moody Report

WHY) OUVEX?

"I vex wid them highfalutin’ tingum study abroad in them
big, rich, populated country by people who runnin’ they
mouth against the death penalty for them criminals who gets
charged by police, gets bail, charged again, judged guilty by
plenty people, tried guilty again, an’ so forth at taxpayers
expense also.

"Them pontificators mussey ain't realise that in this poor,
tiny seven by 21 mile long island, if 10 voting peoples lives
here an’ two is guilty and have to be hanged, then hang them
‘cause the rest of us on this lil’ tiny island ain't want have to
keeps looking over our shoulder all the time to see if we gon’
be next!"

— Reality

"I vex because the government know they ain’ ga hang no
one right now because these people have rights to appeal an’
ting, but they tryin’ to fool the poor, ignorant people who
want see a man hang to stop this out of control crime.

"These politicians need to fix our education system so that
big, grown men and women ain’ leaving school barely able
to read and write and then maybe we wouldn't see so much
viefin' and murder. Hanging the man after he commit the
crime ain' ga stop Tyrone from stabbing he enemy tomorrow
- if he can't read, write or find a job he surely ain’ ga think
his actions through. We need to get this nation together
man."

— Suck Teeth, Sea Breeze

"Tam vex with the government for the flipping state of the
roads in Nassau. How much dumb people in the Ministry of
Works it takes to put some fill and tar them gaping potholes?
They ga wait ‘til the prime minister fall in and bust the tyre
on he government car first?"

— Peter T, Nassau

"Iam very happy to write to you as a young Bahamian
that loves all things Bahamian. I am happy to let you know
that at the Harbour Island Homecoming, Bahamian music
was the order of the day. It was indeed a pleasure to see so
many people dancing and enjoying the sounds of such
Bahamian artists as Ancient Man, Funky D, Therese Hep-
burn and the list goes on. I am happy that our music is
once again being accepted by our people. Bahamian music
sweet!"

— Native music lover

"Tam happy because they brought back the Internation-
al Cultural Fair. It was great. Thanks to the committee
because I know it is not easy to arrange an event like that.
Thanks and we look forward to next year.”

— Shirley Smith, East Street South

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also points out that the
‘openness of the economy’
is today greater than it has
been at any time in this cen-
tury, and that in 2008 total
tourism arrivals were the
lowest in a decade and data
for the first half of 2009
indicates that 2009 will be
worse. The Bahamas can
and must do better,” Mr
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LOCAL NEWS



Dress-up options

for

By JEFFARAH GIBSON

WITH the release of scary
films like Saw VJ, the elec-
tion of President Barack
Obama and the ongoing
Michael Jackson frenzy,
there are tonnes of great
costume ideas for Hal-
loween this year.

Tribune Entertainment
explored the myriad of
dress-up options out
there.

HALLOWEEN
COSTUMES FOR
CHILDREN

Parents should have an
easy time finding a Hal-
loween costume for the little
ones this year, as there is a
wide selection of action and
cartoon characters to choose
from,

But Holly Peal at Home
Fabrics said she has recently
seen a slight shift in prefer-
ences when it comes to chil-
dren’s costumes.

She said children have
been requesting “career cos-
tumes” over the usually pop-
ular superhero outfits.

“When kids come into our
store they ask for a doctor
costume, or police costumes;
it’s more of the career look
they are going for this time
around,” Ms Peal said.

While some children are
interested in a professional
look, others can still choose
to be a pirate, Nascar dri-
ver, Snow White or a little
Bumble Bee.



HALLOWEEN
COSTUMES FOR
WOMEN

One interesting option for
the ladies in this year’s Hal-
loween season, is Disney
character costumes which
have been refashioned to fit
women of all shapes and
sizes,

But the most popular cos-
tume this year is the French
maid outfit. Others are the
lady bug, the cowgirl and the
pirate wench.

HALLOWEEN
COSTUMES FOR MEN

This year for men its all
about MJ. Men are copying
the King of Pop’s ‘Thriller’
look, as well as the ‘Beat It’
look.

With a jheri curl wig,
sequined jacket, sparkling
gloves and penny loafers,
they can transform into pop
royalty.

US President Barack
Obama has also become
extremely popular among
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are some who are last-
minute shoppers and prefer
something very simple. For
those, Home Fabric’s Ms
Peal suggests the following:
“Men are usually last
minute, so when they come
into the store they can pick
up the masks and a black
cape for the ‘Scream’ look.”

CLASSICS
Costumes that will proba-
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reaper, the witch, the mum-
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is Halloween, and while
some of you have been
working on elaborate cos-
tume ideas and spooky
party events, you might
want to consider incorpo-
rating a night at the
movies into your plans.

Here are some of new
films that could get you in
the mood for the year’s
scariest night.

¢ Saw VI

It’s become a tradition
these past few years — if it’s
Halloween, there must be
a new ‘Saw’ movie. And
the makers of the popular
series rarely disappoint.
The sixth installment sees
Detective Hoffman (Costas
Mandylor) emerge as the
successor to Jigsaw’s legacy
of mayhem. He quickly
becomes the target of the
FBI, but that doesn’t stop
him from continuing the
diabolical scheme begun by
Jigsaw five movies ago.

(MPAA Rating: R; Star-
ring: Tobin Bell, Costas
Mandylor, Betsy Russell,
Mark Rolston; Director:
Kevin Greutert )

¢ Cirque du Freak: The
Vampire’s Assistant

Cashing in on the current
vampire craze, Universal
Pictures brings us a fantasy-
adventure movie based on
the popular book series by
Darren Shan.

The Vampire's Assistant
tells the frightening tale of
a boy who unknowingly
breaks a 200-year-old truce
between two warring fac-
tions of vampires.

Darren (Chris Massoglia)
used to be like most boys
his age in his suburban
neighbourhood. He hung
out with his best friend, got
decent grades and usually
stayed out of trouble. But
when he and his buddy
stumble upon a travelling
freak show, things begin to
change inside Darren.
That’s the exact moment
when a vampire named
Larten Crepsley (John C
Reilly) turns him into
something, well, blood-
thirsty.

(MPAA Rating: PG-13;
Starring: John C Reilly, Ken
Watanabe, Josh Hutcher-

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son, Chris Massoglia;
Director: Paul Weitz)

¢ The House of the Dev-
il

In this Satanic thriller set
in the 1980s, a college
sophomore by the name of
Samantha (Jocelin Don-
ahue) is lured into an old
Victorian house by a creepy
couple who promise her a
baby-sitting job. Only prob-
lem, there is no baby! Turns
out the couple, Mr and Mrs
Ullman (Tom Noonan and
Mary Woronov) want Sam
to watch their elderly rela-
tive while they celebrate
the lunar eclipse.

As the night progresses,
Sam realises she may have a
major role to play in the
Ullman’s frightening ritual.

(MPAA Rating: R; Star-
ring: Jocelin Donahue, Gre-
ta Gerwig, Tom Noonan,
Mary Woronov, AJ Bowen,
Dee Wallace; Director: Ti
West)

¢ The Stepfather

“This Fall, Daddy’s
Home” is the tagline of this
remake of a 1987 movie by
the same name.

In the 2009 version,
Michael Harding, played by
Gossip Girl hottie Penn
Badgley, returns home from
military school to find his
mother (Sela Ward) happi-
ly in love and living with
her new boyfriend, David
(Dylan Walsh).

As the two men get to
know each other, Michael
becomes more and more
suspicious of the man who
is always there with a help-
ful hand. Is he really the
man of his mother’s dreams
or could David be hiding a
dark side?

(MPAA Rating: PG-13;
Starring: Dylan Walsh, Sela
Ward, Penn Badgley, Sher-
ry Stringfield, Jon Tenney,
Paige Turco; Director: Nel-
son McCormick)

Also new out on DVD
are ‘Drag Me to Hell’, Sam
Raimi’s newest, terrifying
and funny horror movie in
the tradition of the ‘Evil
Dead’ series; and ‘Orphan’,
in which a family realises
that they got more than
they bargained for when
they adopted a mysterious
nine-year-old girl from
Romania.

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require traffic impact studies;
others calling for provisions that
would permit construction in a
flood prone area subject to the
floor of structures being above
the high-water mark and/or the
developer being required to cre-
ate drainage pools and or grade
lines to permit flooding of
defined areas.

“T assure that all views
received will be considered and if
accepted will be included in the
legislation prior to its final pas-
sage and promulgation. Already
there is agreement, for example,
to improve on a number of defi-
nitions contained in the Bill and
to define additional terms asso-
ciated with land clearing and
development.”

One of the most beneficial
aspects of the Bill, Mr Ingraham
said, is that when enacted and
enforced it will significantly
reduce the time, and hence the
cost now associated with obtain-
ing Town Planning approval for
the construction of a home or
duplex in an approved subdivi-
sion.

“Provisions contained in this
Biull will enable individuals seek-
ing to construct a residence in
an approved residential subdivi-
sion to make a single application
to Building Control Unit, pay
the requisite fee for their permit
and proceed with the construc-
tion of their residence.

“This aside, a bad develop-
ment decision is bad whether we
are in good or bad economic
times. Requiring developers to
meet minimum standards, install
infrastructure, provide access to
all essential utility services, pro-
hibit development on wetlands,
and ensure that developments
do not cause unsustainable dam-
age to our natural resources can
not be reserved for good eco-
nomic times only.

“Individuals investing in prop-
erty and constructing residences
during lean economic times
require and expect that they will
receive good value for money.
As a government, we have an
obligation to provide reasonable
safeguards by law and regulation
and enforcement, to ensure that
people do receive value for mon-
ey spent.”

Mr Ingraham also added that

PM hits back

he found it interesting that some
members of the PLP have used
their contributions to the debate
to highlight issues which they
believe ought to take priority
over Town Planning and Subdi-
vision Development.

“Some questioned whether
the Bill would increase employ-
ment; another was concerned
with whether the Bill contained a
hidden tax; still others wished to
know whether the Bill would
remove obstacles associated with
development of Commonage
Land and by some manner
closed fishing seasons were also
raised. And then, the Member
for Englerston used her contri-
bution to highlight her deep con-
cern for the large amounts of
land that have been and are
being sold to foreigners under
the International Persons Land-
holding Act.

“My Government may not
disagree with Members Oppo-
site that the matters raised by
them are of consequence to the
people of the Bahamas. I find it
curious however, that in their
most recent single term in office,
these matters, of such great
import now, were not addressed
by them when given the oppor-
tunity to do so by the Bahamian
people.

“During the last Budget exer-
cise I had the occasion to remind
Members Opposite that notwith-
standing their fondness for
attacking the International Per-
sons Landholding Act in Oppo-
sition, they had done nothing to
amend or repeal the Act when in
office.

“T reminded them that in gov-
ernment they had been especial-
ly fond of coming to this place to
report on the tremendous suc-
cess they were experiencing in
selling land to international per-
sons for the creation of high-end
residential gated communities.
The only explanation that I
received came as I recall from
the Leader of the Opposition
who suggested words to the
effect that his government did
nothing to change the law
because the economy was bene-
fiting so significantly from the
provisions of the Act that they
did not want to mess with the

Man accused of having fake US bills

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Magistrate’s Court on charges related to possession of forged bank

notes.

Jamal Sargent, 28, was charged with possession of a quantity of
papers with impressions of currency notes amounting to $15,500
and arraigned in Magistrate’s Court Eight on Monday.

Sargent, of Victoria Garden, off Gladstone Road, Nassau, was fur-

ther chared with posession of materials for forging notes.

His charge claims he had nine Bahamian $10 notes,173 Bahamian
$20 notes,109 Bahamian $50 notes, and 65 Bahamian $100 notes while
knowing them to be forged and puporting them to be genuine cur-
rency. The counterfeit cash said to be in Sargent's possession added
to $15,500. Sargent pleaded not guilty to both charges and opted to
have his case heard at the Magistrate’s Court.



HUBERT INGRAHAM

proverbial goose and its golden
eggs,” he said.

However Mr Ingraham said
that in creating in the Interna-
tional Land Holding Act they
had to repealed a draconian law
that stifled investment and stunt-
ed the real estate market,
because his government in 1993
believed that it would be good
for the Bahamas and good for
the Bahamian people.

“And so it proved to be. How-
ever, having watched Members
Opposite abuse the provisions
of the law during five years in
government, we undertook
amendments to that law since
returning to office in 2007, reduc-
ing the amount of land that inter-
national persons might acquire
in the Bahamas without obtain-
ing the prior approval of the
Investments Board. That is what
a responsible, responsive and car-
ing government does. And
because we are a responsible,
responsive and caring govern-
ment we have in this term of
office introduced an unemploy-
ment benefit, created a new
labour training programme,
increased social assistance pro-
grammes, offered special assis-
tance to restore electricity ser-
vice to families most impacted
by the economic downturn, and
accelerated a number of large
scale public infrastructural devel-
opment projects to stimulate eco-
nomic activity and job creation
during these tough economic
times.

“And no, there is no new hid-
den tax contained in the provi-
sions of the Bill before you. I
understand the fear associated
with change. Fear of change is
perhaps inherent all the more so
when one seeks to reform long
standing legislation and proce-
dures. Those who have learned
to live and work and make a
handsome living in an old sys-
tem, or the lack of a system, are
nearly always unwilling to learn a
new way. Still, if we are to
become better - and we must, we
must change,” he said.

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? was performed?

"Tt wasn't there before — which means some-

: thing went wrong,” said Mrs Adderley.

“They keep touching it saying 'oh it's only fat

? don't worry about it' or ‘we'll see if she's going to
i grow it out’. If it's fat, why is it different from the rest
? of her stomach? Why is one side of her tummy
i poking bigger than the other?"

Unsatisfied with PMH's diagnosis, Mrs Adderley

i said she sought a second opinion in April, with the
i doctor confirming her fears that surgery was nec-
i essary.

He told her that once her consulting doctor at

: PMH has made the diagnosis, he would perform the
? surgery under the Public Hospitals Authority, as her
? parents are unable to afford a private doctor and
i refuse to allow the initial team that operated on her
i? daughter a second chance.

On July 23, Mrs Adderley wrote a letter request-

i ing the consulting doctor to take an ultrasound to
: fully examine the site or to run additional tests so
i that all possibilities are explored. To date, she says,
: there has been no response.

Mrs Adderley added: "I pleaded with them even

i if it is fat, why can't you still go in and just check?
? Give me the peace of mind now rather than waiting
? more than year to decide whether or not you will
i even re-examine."

She claims the hospital has now said Lashawnta

Mother’s fears

should come back in October 2010 to be reexam-
ined. The hospital’s attitude has left Mrs Adderley
frustrated with the quality of public health care in
the Bahamas. She feels as though because she does
not have the money to sue for malpractice, the hos-
pital is unconcerned towards finding a solution.

"Nobody is giving me any answers, I don't know
where to go, I don't know where to turn," said Mrs
Adderley. "I'm just getting the run-around, I don't
think anyone is taking it seriously but as a mother
how can I sit back seeing her like this, knowing it
wasn't like this before the surgery — and do nothing
while she lives like that."

The Tribune made several attempts to contact
hospital officials for comment yesterday. None of
the calls were returned .

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Anothony Carroll

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Dr. Timothy Barrett, M.D

HALL OF FAME INDUCTION
CEREMONY SET FOR TONIGHT

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

ONIGHT will be a

special one for a

number of former
and current Bahamian ath-

letes.

Under the patronage of Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham, the Min-
istry of Youth, Sports and Culture
will hold a joint National Hall of
Fame & Sports Heritage Week
Induction Class of 2009 and Team
Bahamas Award Presentations.

The gala banquet will take place at
the British Colonial Hilton Hotel,
starting at 7:30 p.m. under the theme:
“Sophisticated play is an indicant of
development.”

Martin Lundy, the Director of
Sports, said it’s a challenge because
the way they have merged the two
events at the same time.

“Each deserve their own atten-
tion in terms of their importance,
but it’s a challenge we are up to
because we’re honoring the present
and the past,” he said.

While the 24 members that repre-
sented the country at the 12th IAAF
World Championships in Athletics in
Berlin, Germany in August will be
honoured, the night will also be ded-
icated to the induction of 15 past
outstanding athletes, coaches and
administrators into the National Hall
of Fame.

“The Team Celebrations speaks
for itself,” Lundy said. “But the
Induction gives the Sports Depart-
ment another opportunity to bring
people together to honour those ath-
letes that have proven themselves
in the past.

“This event is a special one
because it says to us that the suc-
cesses that we are enjoying right
now, it was built on the successes of
those athletes whom we are induct-
ing.”

Lundy said they hope to show the
country’s appreciation to those ath-
letes, whose exploits may have gone
unnoticed in the past and at the
same time, say thanks to those ath-
letes who continue to shine for the
Bahamas.

The majority of Team Bahamas
will be coming home after the
bronze medal performance of Deb-
bie Ferguson-McKenzie in the wom-
en’s 200 metres and the silver by the
women’s 4x 100 relay team of Sheni-
qua ‘Q’ Ferguson, Chandra Sturrup,
Christine Amertil and Ferguson-
McKenzie in Berlin.

While some members of the team
will be presented with incentive
grants from the Bahamas Govern-
ment, all of the inductees or their
representatives (in the case of the
deceased) will be presented with
plaques.

Their photos will also be mounted
on plaques that will hang on the wall
of the Ministry as they join the oth-
er Bahamians who have already
been inducted into the Hall of Fame.

e Here’s a brief biography of the
15 inductees:

Perry Gladstone Christie, MP.

e From the earliest moments of
his life, Perry Christie transposed
his compulsion for excellence into
levels of success that revolutionised
the thinking of young Bahamians.
He was summoned to become a
three-time national champion in his
event, the triple Jump. He was fur-
ther destined to sand-blast his name
in the bedrock of history by winning
for this Commonwealth, its first
international Medal in a field event,
having captured a Bronze at the 1962
Central American and Caribbean
Games.

Bradley Tyrone Thomas Cooper

e Bradley Cooper exemplified a
concept that the most powerful indi-
vidual is one who has himself in his
own power. Here the unmistakable
allusion is to Cooper's display of

prodigious strength as an imple-
ments throwing champion, and his
penchant for walking softly among
the noise of an existence embell-
ished by his accomplishment as a
bonified National Hero, a United
States Collegiate, Commonwealth,
Pan American and Central Ameri-
can and Caribbean Games Champi-
on.
It is with certitude then, that
Cooper consistently lived the expres-
sion by Seneca that truly powerful
men have themselves within their
own power.

Forence ‘Flo’ Rolle

e Florence Rolle was the paragon
of world class athleticism in the 20th
century. She accumulated a resume
that included participation in the
Central American & Caribbean Bas-
ketball Championships, The Pan
American Games in Volleyball; The
Central American and Caribbean
Games in Softball where she was
selected as the Best Cather; the
Caribbean Softball Championships;
the Quantico Relays in Virginia; the
World Netball Championships; the
Caribbean Field Hockey Champi-
onships and the World Softball
Championships where she was
instrumental in leading The
Bahamas to the Bronze Medal and
the #3 ranking in the World. She
therefore proved to be a home
grown and groomed athlete, pol-
ished enough to compete against the
best athletes of the world and bend
them to her will.

Clifton ‘Cliff Wilson

e Clifton Wilson had no difficulty
with the common sense of his times
that men who are committed to
improving themselves will always
find a way to do so, even if it means
taking matters into their own hands
and utilizing their own hands to clear
a path for themselves. He managed
to secure a starting place in the line-
up of the Penny Bankers Baseball
Club from 1954 to the early 1960's,

as an infielder/outfielder.

This Club created new standards
of excellence while dominating local
baseball for more than a decade.
Such greatness he transferred into
bodybuilding which contributed to
his rapid development in that sport.

Although his first competition
was in 1962, he won the Mr.
Bahamas Bodybuilding title in 1963.
He captured the Mr. Grand Bahama
Title in 1969 and the Mr. West Indies
Title in 1970. By such remarkable
achievements, he solidified the rep-
utation of The Bahamas a world
power in bodybuilding.

Alexander Doyle Burrows

e Alexander Doyle Burrows is
described as a determined man who
will do more with a rusted wrench
than another will accomplish with a
machine shop filled with precision
tools.

His legacy is one of fine accom-
plishments in sports, extending from
the records he set as an athlete at
Southern Senior Secondary School
to the transformation of the Queen
Elizabeth Sports Centre into the
national metropolis for the practice
of sport.

His accomplishments include
managing national teams that par-
ticipated in major track and field
meets across the globe, from Bar-
bados to Beijing.

He first became noticed as a mul-
ti-sport athlete in track and field at
Southern Senior Secondary School
where he registered a phenomenal
feat at the Public School Meet in
1957.

There, he mastered the competi-
tion in the 800m, the 1,600m, the
5,000m, the high jump, the pole
vault and the shot putt, a perfor-
mance that qualified him as the local
patriarch of the decathlon.

Richard ‘tthe Lion Hearted’
Johnson

e Richard Johnson was the mae-
stro of the mound who aligned max-

imum effort with optimum outcome,
so much so that even the distant
sound of his name was sufficient to
strike fear in the minds of the Amer-
icans, the hearts of the Canadians
and the feet of the Cubans, all his
victims at world level competitions.
The sum was that he proved himself
to be among the world's greatest
softball pitchers the history the sport.
His stint with the Budweiser Eagles
resulted in eight consecutive Nation-
al Championships and he was voted
either the Most Valuable Player or
Best Pitcher on each occasion.

His international achievements
were just as superb, having elevated
the status of the Bahamas in the
international softball community
from 1977-1998. In fact, he orches-
trated the Bahamas toward its high-
est international ranking at the
World Championships in 1980.

Glen Wells

e Glen Wells enjoys supreme affil-
iation with the scriptural notion that
"hope sees the invisible, feels the
intangible and achieves the impossi-
ble."

His interconnection with such a
notion is what has so heavily con-
tributed to a rich quality of life that
has brought intense cheer to the
hearts of all with whom he engages,
and to whatever the endeavour he
deems worthy of his attention.

He was among the first to excel in
bodybuilding in The Bahamas, win-
ning the Mr. Bahamas contest in
1960 and again in 1961. He was
declared Mr. Universe in his weight
category at the Contest in 1962.

He returned to the Contest in
1964 and again in 1965, earning a
Bronze Medal. In 1967 however, he
won the overall title of Mr. Universe.

Ed Smith

e Ed Smith possessed personal
aspiration as brilliant as the sun
which created a longer shadow over

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SPORTS



JELENA
Jankovic of Ser-
bia celebrates
upon winning
her singles
match against
Caroline Wozni-
acki of Denmark
at the WTA Ten-
nis Champi-
onships, in
Doha, Qatar Fri-
day, Oct. 30,
2009.

Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo

reaches Doha semifinal

TENNIS
DOHA, Qatar
Assocaited Press

JELENA Jankovic advanced to the semifi-
nals of the WTA Sony Ericsson Championships
on Friday after routing a tired Caroline Woz-
niacki 6-2, 6-2 in the last group-stage round.

The former top-ranked Serb broke twice in
the first set and then took a 4-0 lead in the
second.

Wozniacki won two grueling three-set match-
es on Wednesday and Thursday and looked
like she had simply run out of energy in the hot
weather, often a step slow and failing to chase
down balls.

“T just came out playing aggressively,”
Jankovic said. “I really wanted to dictate the
points.”

The 19-year-old Dane can still advance if
Victoria Azarenka loses to alternate Agniesz-
ka Radwanska later Friday.

Jankovic lost to Azarenka in straight sets in
her first round-robin match, and won her sec-
ond when the injured Dinara Safina retired in

the third game. In total, she had spent 95 min-
day.

matches that lasted a combined 5 hours, 48
minutes. When she finally held serve for 4-1 in

of the match before serving it out.
Wozniacki struggled with severe leg cramps

but seemed to move OK on Friday.

Also Friday, Elena Dementieva played
Russian compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova to
determine the final semifinalist from the
Maroon Group. Dementieva will advance with

es the knockout stage if she loses.

women. Serena Williams has already secured

end No. 1 ranking.

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ALTHOUGH he’s known

? as a middle distance runner,
? Oneil Williams say he won’t
? mind trying his hand at a fully-
? fledge marathon.

Williams, back home after

i graduating from college, said
i? he’s excited that the Bahamas
? is finally going to relaunch
? marathon running with the ini-
? tial Bahamas Marathon on
? February 14.

“T’m looking forward to

i running it, but as far as the
i distance, that’s a lot,” said
? Williams, who has held his
? own on the local road running
: scene. “I’m definitely going to
? run it, but as far as the dis-
? tance, I don’t know about the
: training for it yet.”

The longest distance

i Williams has ran is a half
? marathon or 13 miles. But that
? was when he was about 15
? years old. At age 26, Williams

Jankovic stops Wozniacki,

? finally having a marathon
? here,” Williams said. “But I
: really don’t think there will
? be that much competition
: here.

utes on the court before a rest day on Thurs- }

said he didn’t envision run-
ning a 26-mile marathon just
yet.

“It’s good that they are

FROM page nine

: the burdens of his past, cast-

before beating Vera Zvonareva on Thursday, ing them well behind him.

Laden with such hope, he

: carved out an eminent place
iin Bahamian Sports by
? becoming the first Bahamian
? to be drafted to play profes-
a win, while defending Venus Williams reach- Sn ae oe

The lucrative tournament is the last WTA : in 1973.

Tour event of the year for the eight top-ranked : | :
a . i first year and retained that
a spot in the semifinals, along with the year- : Status for four years. He dis-
: 6 y ? covered American football in

! 1963 as a multi-sport athlete

He became a starter in his

at St. Augustine's College,
Fox Hill. In 1966, he trans-
ferred to George Washington
High in Denver, Colorado
and there he became an out-
standing defensive end.

In 1972, he was recruited
by the University of Colorado
where he won All American
Honours. Upon graduation in
1973, he was drafted by the
Broncos, having been named
Kodak All American. He
retired just prior to the start
of the NFL's 1977 season.

Errol Bodie

e Errol Bodie enjoyed his
first fourteen years in New
Providence. His mother
hailed from West End, Grand
Bahama, so firm roots were
established for him there after
completing Morgan State
University in Baltimore,
Maryland.

His high school days were
spent as an outstanding ath-
lete in the New York City
school system, graduating
from historic Benjamin
Franklin High in 1965.

The skills he demonstrated
there in the 400 meters were
combined with teammates to
establish a number of records
at New York's Madison
Square Garden.

As a champion 400M
sprinter, he achieved 48.0 sec-
onds, two seconds outside the
world record at that time. His
return to The Bahamas in
1974 was significant because it
issued in the birth of Grand
Bahama as a force in track
and field, unleashing the inte-
grated power of these Islands
to create a new order in
Caribbean track and field.

He produced this country's
first Carifta gold medallist,
commencing the trend
towards its first Carifta
Games title in 1978.

Robert Edward ‘Bob’ Isaacs

e Isaacs was rooted in a the
powerful axiom that more
important than the will to win
is the courage to begin. He
was gifted to achieve, with the
ability to excel in track and
field, cricket, basketball, base-
ball, soccer, rugby, lawn ten-
nis or swimming.

He achieved international
prominence in lawn tennis
during the 1930's and as play-
er and coach with St.
George's soccer team during
the 1950's and 1969's.

His a rare combination of
skills and the dexterity with
which he practised them gives
credence to the argument that
he must be regarded as the

“So when I go into the race,
I will probably just jog the first
18-19 miles and then see what
happen from there because
that’s the longest race that I’ve
ever ran.”

Originally, Williams said
once he got into his 30s, he
was hoping to compete in his
first marathon. But now that
there’s one on the agenda
here, he’s going to compete
in it earlier than he anticipat-
ed.

“Tt will probably bring out a
lot of the top distance runners
who have since retired,”
Williams said. “I think they
will want to train for it now
because they can actually get
some awards that are more
worthwhile than just tro-
phies.”

Home here since May 11,
Williams said he’s not been
training as consistently as he
should have because his focus
was on getting settled in the
job market.

But, once he seeks out a
job, he will definitely get a lit-
tle more serious about his
training again as he looks for-
ward to next year.

As he was preparing to
complete his tenure at Bene-
dict College in Colombia,
South Carolina, Williams suf-
fered an injury that forced him

most versatile athlete this
country has ever produced.

An exceptional chapter of
his athletic career though was
his collaboration with his
uncle, Sir Kendal, to lead
their Dragons basketball club
to undefeated seasons in five
consecutive years, from 1944
to 1949.

Samuel Edwin Price
‘Sir Day’ Davies

e Samuel Davies displayed
earliest conception of the
notion that when one
becomes complacent with the
place one presently occupies,
then that place becomes too
large for that occupant.

He therefore recognized
the dangers of complacency,
causing him to constantly re-
tool his skills, with the result
that he enjoyed an extended
reign as the sprint champion
of the Bahamas, from 1924 to
1935.

He also made high marks
as a Rugby player, regarded
as the fastest and most elu-
sive winger. He also was a
preeminent striker in soccer
and an exceptionally com-
plete player in cricket, partic-
ipating in both for St.
George's.

Upon his retirement from
active competition, he
endured a prolonged interest
in athletics, to the degree that
he was a founding Vice pres-
ident of the Bahamas Ama-
teur Athletic Association in
1952.

Percival Edmund Wentworth
‘Wenty’ Ford

e Percival Ford was inject-
ed with a fever for sports from
the age of seven, dwelling in a
house of ten siblings, located
almost on the boundary of
Windsor Park.

From the very beginning,
he played and excelled against
boys twice his age. He was a
child prodigy, making the
national cricket team as a
twelve year old bowler in
1959.

His foremost successes
though were in baseball and
basketball. He signed a con-
tract with the Atlanta Braves
in 1966 and was assigned to
their Minor League system
where pitched a perfect game
in 1967.

He made the Major
Leagues in 1973 but devel-
oped tendonitis in his pitching
arm in 1974, interrupting fur-
ther success and he retired in
1975. He then concentrated
on the St. Pauli Girl’s Baron
in baseball and the Kentucky
Colonels in basketball. The
records they created remain
with the reaches of very few
championships basketball or
baseball clubs.

Edward Leon ‘Apache’
Knowles

e Edward Knowles
believed in self-help and was
convinced that he could suc-
ceed at any task he was
assigned in order to succeed.
He acquired personal industry
in his early days in Simms,
Long Island and this served
him well in developing an

Williams looking forward
‘fo competing in marathon

? By BRENT STUBBS
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to skip out on competing for
most of the season.

That also ruined his bid to
try out for the Bahamas team
that competed at the 12th
TAAF World Championships
in Berlin, Germany in August.

But now that he’s properly
healed, Williams said he’s
refocused and gearing up not
just for the marathon, but also
the Central American and
Caribbean Championships
and the Commonwealth
Games next year.

“This is my second week
running really strong without
any aggravation to my leg,”
he said. “So I think next year,
I’m really going to produce
some really good times once I
can get settled into a job.”

inductees

appreciation for due diligence,
attention to detail and the
importance of punctuality.

These qualities were the
tools he used to develop his
natural talents as an athlete
and coach. He first task was
coaching at the junior and
senior levels before being
selected to coach internation-
ally.

He led The Bahamas to
Gold Medal performances at
the Caribbean Softball Cham-
pionships in 1977, 1979 and
again in 1982. He managed
The Bahamas to its best
results at that World Fast
Pitch Tournament in Taco-
ma, Washington.

He was inducted into the
International Softball Feder-
ation's Hall of Fame in 1988,
becoming the first Bahamian
to achieve such an honour.

Ancothony ‘Bruce’ Carrall
(1941-2007)

e Anthony Carroll was gift-
ed with the physical tools to
dominate the world in his
sport, yet emotionally intelli-
gent enough to eloquently
master the craft of acting as a
member of the Screen Actors
Guild of America.

His artistic interests were
evident in the array of indi-
vidual costume awards he
won at the annual Junkanoo
parades in hi fifty-fives years
of participation. He moved to
study in New York in 1968.
That same year he won the
State of New York Body-
building Championships.

In 1970, he won the United
States Bodybuilding Champi-
onships, being named Mr.
America. He conquered the
Mr. World Title in 1975.

The pinnacle of his body-
building career was achieved
in 1977 when he won the Mr.
Universe Contest. He used
that fame to gain entry into
the film industry where he
starred in a number of suc-
cessful movies.

Dr. Timothy Barrett, M.D.

e Dr. Timothy "Timmy"
Barrett's had the genetic
makeup, global intelligence
and physical gifts which col-
lect to form the perfect syn-
thesis of forces which power
the performance of undisput-
ed champions.

His skill sets and work eth-
ic easily predicted a line of
progress that would result in
regularly podium positions.
As a school boy in 1965, he
leaped to a distance of 48'
11", erasing the existing
school record by almost three
feet. That same year he
advanced to set national
school records in the discus
and javelin throws.

At the Central American
and Caribbean Games in
1966, Barrett earned this
country's first international
Gold Medal in the triple
Jump with a leap of 51° 1/2".
Participating at the regional
and world level, he was able
to elevate his performance in
the triple jump to achieve a
leap of 54-6, a distance still
relevant more than 40 years
later.



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THE PARENTS of Lashawnta Adderley, Sean and Yasmin (above),
are concerned about swelling on their daughter’s stomach (below).

By AVA TURNQUEST

A MOTHER is sick with
worry over her daughter’s
health, claiming doctors refuse
to examine a strange swelling
in the child’s abdomen until
this time next year.

The swelling appeared
shortly after seven-year-old
Lashawnta Adderley had
surgery for a hernia at the
Princess Margaret Hospital,
and her parents claim that
when they brought the matter
to the attention of doctors, they
were told the protrusion was
“Just fat”.

Sean and Yasmin Adderley
took their daughter to the
Princess Margaret Hospital on
March 12 for her operation.
She was discharged the same
day with no complications.

However, they claim the swelling was immediately apparent after the
bandages had been removed and one side was bigger than the other.

Then, less than a month later, she was readmitted to hospital for three
days for an infected seroma — a pocket of clear fluid that sometimes
develops in the body after surgery. Doctors administered antibiotics and
drained some of the fluid.

After the infection, her doctor at PMH has since diagnosed the
swollen area as fat after he was unable to pull any fluid from the site —
a verdict Mrs Adderley said she cannot accept because she feels no tests
were performed to confirm this.

If it is fat, she also wonders, why did it appear only after the surgery

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The Nassau Music Society makes
$80,000 scholarship donation to COB

THE Nassau Music Society has made an $80,000
donation to the College of the Bahamas to fund
four major entrance scholarships of $5,000 per
year, with total value of $20,000 per award.

This donation represents the Nassau Music Soci-
ety’s largest donation to the college. It also repre-
sents the largest scholarship specifically for the
study of music at the college.

The donation will allow for one new music
scholarship to be awarded every two years starting
this academic year and ending in 2018.

The entrance scholarship is awarded to a first
year full time music major, demonstrating the
greatest degree of talent and potential to succeed
in the area of music.

The college said the donation fits in well with its
agenda to build diverse offerings of scholarships
and financial aid to its students. Such funding
ensures that the college can compete for top stu-
dents who seek the advantage of a competitive
academic experience, without the worry of finan-
cial burden.

College president Janyne M Hodder said: “The
Nassau Music Society’s support for music schol-
arship is timely. We recently opened the college’s
newly renovated Performing Arts Centre, and
know that the recipients of this funding will be
the students who will command that stage in years
to come. As we build the University of the
Bahamas, it is important that we build great sup-

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PRIME MINISTER Hubert Ingraham releases doves to mark the official opening of the 12th anil BahamArts
Festival at Arawak Cay yesterday. Honouree Taleda Strachan looks on.
The festival got underway yesterday and runs throughout today.

Man accused of having
$4,300 in fake US bills

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

A MAN accused of having $4,300 in phoney
US $50 bills was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court
yesterday and released on bail.

Alexander Williams Junior, 38, had been in
custody since he was arrested on Wednesday,
and then charged with possession of forged cur-
rency notes and with possession of materials for
forging notes.

However, when Williams appeared in Court
Ten, Nassau Street, yesterday, Magistrate Guil-
limina Archer, arraigned him on only one charge.

She said the charge of possession of materials
for forging notes, namely classic linen writing
paper and a guillotine cutting board, was defec-
tive.

Williams was charged with possession of 86
forged $50 bank notes in United States currency,
with the serial number IB69201755B.

There are four witnesses in the case.

Williams pleaded not guilty to the charge. He
chose to have his case heard in the Magistrate’s
Court and will return to Court Ten on March 5,
2010.

The accused was released on $5,000 bail with
one surety.

Williams, of Garden Close, off Faith Avenue,
Nassau, is the second man to be arraigned in

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PM hits hack
at Planning and
Subdivision
Act detractors

THE proposed Planning
and Subdivision Act will
not increase costs for devel-
opers or hit stall develop-
ment during the economic
downtown, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham has
pledged.

Hitting back at detrac-
tors of the Bill, Mr Ingra-
ham said the move will
bring order to develop-
ment and prohibit bad
environmental and plan-
ning practices which have
been endured “for far too
long”.

He said: “Inevitably,
someone suggests that
more consultation must be
had or some individual
announces that he or she,
or some organisation has
not been consulted on pro-
posed amendments to leg-
islation or enactment of
new legislation.

“T am coming to believe
that unless the Minister
responsible speaks directly
with some individuals and
adopts ‘in full’ whatever
their view is, they will claim
not to have been consulted
or offered an opportunity
to voice their views.

“The President of
BREA informed both dai-
ly newspapers that he
wrote me recently with rec-
ommendations on this Bill.
If, or when, I receive his
letter Pll respond. You
know, some people wear
their politics on their
sleeves seek to cloak their
partisan bias in the
respectability of speaking
for non-partisan entities.
For such persons I have no
regard.”

The Planning and Sub-
divisions Bill has been on
the Ministry of the Envi-
ronment’s webpage since
June of this year. A num-
ber of non-governmental
organizations (NGOs)
have also distributed the
Bill among their member-
ship inviting them to com-
ment and to submit rec-
ommendations.

Recommendations for
amendment to sections of
the Bill have also been
received from land devel-
opers, architects and mem-
bers of the Town Planning
Committee, Mr Ingraham
said.

“A number of law firms
have also taken the time to
review the draft legislation
and submit recommenda-
tions for its improvement,”
he said.

“This is welcomed and
encouraged. Some very
useful recommendations to
strengthen the Bill include
recommendations to

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STUDENTS at an East
Street South high school are
learning about their country’s
marine environment with the
help of foreign experts, thanks
to a partnership with the
Bahamas Reef Environment
Educational Foundation.

Marcia Musgrove, BREEF
school outreach co-ordinator
and a teacher at CV Bethel
High School, said the founda-
tion has been involved with
that school’s ’s marine science
magnet programme since its
inception.

She said the partnership is
extremely valuable because stu-
dents not only get to interact
with foreign scientists, but also
learn skills useful in science-
related industries — for example
scuba diving.

“They engage in entry-level
and summer employment at
Atlantis, the Fisheries Depart-
ment, BREEF, and Dolphin
Encounters,” Ms Musgrove
said.

Graduates of the programme
also have an advantage in terms
of getting into the Bahamas
Environmental Steward Schol-

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Gypsy is a very cool and
easy going spayed tuxedo
female with bewitching
golden eyes. This sweet-
natured angel is extremely
outgoing and has an awe-
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unknown, she appears quite
youthful with her playful
disposition and love of
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Students benefit from
partnership with BREEF

ars (BESS) programme at the
Island School, founded in 1999
and located in Cape Eleuthera,
Bahamas.

“Tam well acquainted with
BREEF, the Island School,
BESS and am promoting them
for CV Bethel students and all
students throughout the
Bahamas,” she said.

The Ministry of Education
started the pilot marine science
programme in 1999, and in
2004 discussions were finalised
to make it a magnet pro-
gramme the following year.

“Since the magnet pro-
gramme started in 2005, any
student in grade nine from any
school can apply to the Min-
istry of Education. They select
a group of students to come to
CV Bethel to complete the
three-year programme for
grades 10, 11, and 12,” Ms Mus-
grove said.

“Before that, only students
graduating from SC McPher-
son into CV Bethel would have
gotten a chance to study marine
science.

“About 10 students are at
COB pursuing biochemistry or





STUDENTS in the Bahamas Environmental Steward Scholars
(BESS) programme at the Island School enjoy their time learning

on the water.

environmental studies, and a
few are studying marine sci-
ence and go into the maritime
and boating industry.”
BREEFF networks with and
stays in contact with many



international individuals and
organisations that want to work
with Bahamian students.

The Bahamas National Trust
also collaborates with BREEF,
the Island School, and BESS.

Judge orders trial in Anna
Nicole Smith drug case

LOS ANGELES

A JUDGE ordered Anna
Nicole Smith’s boyfriend and
two doctors to stand trial on
charges of illegally funneling
prescription drugs to the for-



mer Playboy model, accord-
ing to the Associated Press.

The ruling yesterday fol-
lowed a three-week prelimi-
nary hearing to determine if
there was enough evidence to
try lawyer Howard K. Stern,
Dr. Sandeep Kapoor and Dr.
Khristine Eroshevich. The
charges included providing
drugs to an addict.

All three pleaded not
guilty.

Superior Court Judge
Robert J. Perry set arraign-
ment for Dec. 11 on charges
of conspiring to illegally pro-
vide Smith with drugs.

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“T think you’ve proven
(Smith is) an addict,” Perry
told prosecutors before mak-
ing his ruling.

Prosecutors and defense
attorneys were not immedi-
ately available for comment.

The hearing delved deeply
into Smith’s troubled life and
the role the defendants
allegedly had in feeding her
drug addiction before she
died of an accidental over-
dose in 2007.

Larry Birkhead, the father
of Smith’s young daughter,
said he never saw anyone take
as many medications as
Smith.

Prosecutors tried to show
the doctors blurred the line
between being physicians and
friends to the celebrity model.

A bodyguard provided a
searing description of Smith’s
final days and his futile effort
to revive her when she
stopped breathing.

There also was testimony
about the effects of
methadone and a heavy duty
painkiller called Dilaudid also
known as “hospital heroin.”
An expert witness said there
was no legitimate medical rea-
son for Kapoor and Eroshe-
vich to give Smith the amount
of sedatives and painkillers
they did.

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poll feel the new Plan-
ning and Subdivision
Bill being debated in
parliament will not do
enough to stop
unscrupulous develop-
ers taking advantage of
unsuspecting land and
home buyers.

Of the 41 readers who
took part in the poll on
tribune242.com, 25 said
they doubt the Bill will
do enough, whereas
only 16 said they think it
will.

Commenting on the
poll, Florence Cole-
brooke said it doesn’t
matter what new Bill is
brought to parliament.

“These laws are on
the books already — just
look. No side-walk
garages, no illegal dump
sites in residential areas,
no businesses operating
without governmental
approvals, no sub-divi-
sions opened without
investigations, inspec-
tions and again
approvals and licenses.
Who are these require-
ments applicable to?

“Property theft and
illegal business docu-
mentation are being
obtained every day by
the rich and famous and
the politically connect-
ed. Who are we fooling?
We cannot deal with
simple incidents of
property violation
because of who is politi-
cally involved and we
talking about writing
new Bills? When we
become a government
for the people and not
for the few; when we
start allowing the laws
to apply to those of us
in government; when we
truly become a Christ-
ian nation and stop
using Jesus Christ as a
convenience in our
political speeches; then
and only then will the
laws of this land begin
to make a difference to
the people of this land.”

Think Bahamas feels
the bill is a huge step in
the right direction, but
could be “years too late
as much damage has
already been done.

“T think for those
unscrupulous develop-
ers who know the vari-
ous loopholes, they will
move to exploit our citi-
zens once again. This
Bill will have to be
amended time and time
again to eliminate exist-
ing loopholes. I applaud
the minister for taking
this bold step.”



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clarity to planning

PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham said he was pleased
to finally debate a Bill before
parliament that will bring
order and clarity to planning
and subdivision development,
and improve beach access
and views of the sea.

Wrapping up the debate in
the House of Assembly on
Thursday, Mr Ingraham said:
“We seek through the enact-
ment of the Planning and
Subdivisions Bill, to address a
myriad of inadequacies in
present legislation, regula-
tions and processes; to broad-
en the scope of planning to
provide for environmental
impact assessments, to more
effectively regulate the sub-
division of land; to facilitate
greater involvement by mem-
bers of the public in the
approval process and to
ensure that there are real
consequences for failure to
comply with the requirements
of the law.

“We have long been agreed
that better arrangements
ought to be in place to
improve town planning, to
protect and safeguard invest-
ments in real property
whether residential or com-
mercial, to protect and
improve environmentally sen-
sitive areas including water
bearing land, wetlands and
the sea, to preserve access
and vistas to the sea, to pro-
mote sustainable practices in
development and to hold
developers including govern-
ment departments and agen-
cies accountable for the
impact of approved develop-
ments on the quality of life
of citizens.”

Mr Ingraham said beach
access and existing views of
the sea have long been threat-
ened by development, and
that if left unchecked, the sit-
uation could become a source
of “social conflict”.

“What we seek to do,” Mr
Ingraham said, “is to ensure
the creation of windows to
the sea and access to beaches

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becomes and remains a per-
manent right of Bahamians.
This Bill codifies in law our
practice and firmly held con-
viction that our heritage to
the sea is preserved; and the
‘beach access’ signs around
New Providence are a con-
stant reminder.

“We also, since 2007, began
the creation of a network of
marine protected areas
(MPAs).

“That initiative, as our ini-
tiative to identify and mark
all public accesses to the sea
on New Providence, has been
taken up and expanded upon
since our return to office in
2007. Honourable members
will be aware that the first
five of the MPAs have now
been agreed.

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dential or farming communi-
ties, and to safeguard invest-
ments in newly approved sub-
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“The list is long. I believe
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that we have the luxury of
time. As in most things in life
we need to have more than
one iron in the fire; we must
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Doctors Hospital, PO. Box N972. Or donations
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Prepares the Sales Budget
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Oversees the preparation of the Accounts Receivable Reconciliation
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Job requirements include:

A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Accounts or equivalent

A minimum of 8+ years of experience in accounting practice and theory
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Knowledge of the Electricity Act of the Bahamas

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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Warning against softening of Stalinist horrors

MOSCOW — Russia’s president,
Dmitri Medvedev, warned Friday that
Russians had lost their sense of horror
over Stalin’s purges, and called for the
construction of museums and memorial
centers devoted to the atrocities, as well
as further efforts to unearth and identi-
fy the dead.

Medvedev made the comments on his
video blog, on the occasion of a holi-
day devoted to the memory of victims of
repression. He warned that revisionist
historians risked glossing over the dark-
er passages of the Soviet past, citing a
poll that showed that 90 percent of
young people could not name victims
of the purges.

“Even now we can hear voices saying
that these numerous deaths were justi-
fied by some supreme goals of the
state,” Medvedev said. “Nothing can be
valued above human life, and there is no
excuse for repressions.”

Millions of people were killed under
Stalin as a result of forced collectiviza-
tion, deportation of ethnic groups,
imprisonment in the Gulag and party
purges, among other tactics.

Though he reiterated his worry that
Russia was demonized in contemporary
histories of World War II, Medvedev
added, “It is just as important to prevent
the justification, under the pretext of
putting historical records straight, of
those who killed their own people.”

His comments are the latest round in
a long conversation about how to inter-
pret Russia’s past.

Under Medvedev’s predecessor,
Vladimir Putin, Russian opinions of
Stalin became far rosier. Government-
endorsed textbooks now balance Stalin’s
atrocities with praise for his achieve-
ments — especially victory over Hitler
— and recent polls show that most Rus-
sians believe Stalin did more good than
bad. Meanwhile, leaders have railed
against Eastern European historians
who paint Soviet forces as occupiers,
and in May, Medvedev created a com-



mission to prevent such attempts to “fal-
sify history.”

Arseny Roginsky, chairman of the
human rights organization Memorial,
said Medvedev’s speech struck directly
at “the center of the contemporary dis-
cussion of Stalin and Stalinism — the
question about victory and the price of
victory.”

Though Putin spoke with compassion
of Stalin’s victims on the same holiday in
2007, Medvedev went much farther by
offering concrete proposals about muse-
ums and the search for mass graves,
Roginsky said.

Whether those proposals are realized
“depends entirely on Medvedev and the
current authorities,” he added.

“What we are waiting to see is
whether he has the power to realize
even part of our expectations,” he said.
“T have serious doubts about that. But of
course, I am waiting.”

The president’s remarks came as good
news to Roman Romanov, the deputy
director of the State Museum of the
History of the Gulag, a cluster of five
rooms whose entrance is in a courtyard
off one of Moscow’s most upscale shop-
ping streets. The signage is so poor,
Romanov complained, “that people
walk down Petrovka and don’t even
know we’re here,” and he gently criti-
cized the exhibits as “a bit provincial.”

There is, as well, a generational prob-
lem. At 27, Romanov is younger than
his co-workers by 30 or 40 years. When
he took the job, he said, people his age
did not understand, and one friend tried
to talk him out of it.

“He told me not to do it,” Romanov
said. “He said it was too depressing,
and I needed to be more positive. He
thought this was all about criminals. I
told him, ‘Now I understand I am doing
the right thing.’ ”

(This article is by Ellen Barry c.2009
New York Times News Service)



Wake up,
Bahamas!

EDITOR, The Tribune.

PLEASE allow me a
small space in your daily to
express to my fellow
Bahamians that it is time
they take inventory of their
situation.

Firstly, let me say under
the Westminster system,
politicians’ allegiance is first
to their political parties, and
not to you the people. With
this said, I urge you my peo-
ple to try and develop, and
achieve advancement for
your family without the
assistance of politicians or
political parties.

Unlike politicians from
the United States, U.S.
politicians for the most part
are accountable to their con-
stituents back home. Every
single e-mail, or letter to
their congress person, or
Senator carry weight, and is
taken seriously. What was
the last time a politician in
The Bahamas accepted a
call, or answered an e-mail
from their constituent? I
always find it very amusing
when we’re advised to write
your MP. “What a joke”!

To my Bahamian broth-
ers, and sisters, I have
worked hard over the years,
and was blessed by God to
build a successful business
from the ground up. One
thing I was able to do during
this time was to stay clear
of politicians, and political
parties. Most of these people
cannot run a lemonade
stand much less assist, or
care about you, and your
family. Again, the West-
minster system does not
allow your MP to assist his
constituency unless it goes
through the party, and the
maximum leader whoever
that is at the time.

I think they mean well,
but because of the West-
minster system there is
always a maximum leader,
and nothing is implemented
unless it first passes through
him orher. Therefore, all
the needs of their con-
stituent is stagnated until the
maximum leader gives the
okay.

We all know the stories of
foreigners given access to
land, while Bahamians are
being frustrated with the
same process. Both political
parties sat back over the
years, and watched our peo-
ple struggle to stay in busi-
ness, and get access to capi-
tal while the foreigner can
come into our country,

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access, and get approval for
land, then go back to their
hometown and access capi-
tal using that same
approved documentation
for land that our govern-
ment gave.

In closing, I would like to
tell my people, WAKE UP,
stay away from political ral-
lies, the delivery of free tee
shirts, all the free beer, and
wine, the turkey at Christ-
mas time, the promise of

Government jobs, and the
loud music through the
streets during election time.

Tell politicians, “no
thanks” too all the above,
instead just create avenues,
and laws where we all can
grown, financially, socially,
and assist our family and
community.

Bahamians it is time to
get going, leave the politi-
cians behind, let them fol-
low us because we have
been following them for far
too long now.

G. GIBSON,
Nassau,
October 28, 2009.

Debate on
subdivision
legislation

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THE debate on the new Subdivision legislation, certain-
ly brought some interesting comments and alleged contri-
butions by MPs, which were absolutely totally rubbish.

The MP for Killarney obviously does not know that to
occupy a new residence, you are required to obtain an
Occupancy Certificate from the Ministry of Public Works.

No Occupancy Certificate will be issued if the residence is
not connected to BEC, Water and Sewerage and has a sew-
er system, either main or soak away.

Why did the Killarney MP try to make an issue for some
of his constituents, where clearly if the residence is being
occupied, it is being occupied illegally?

Doesn’t his own Ministry, Ministry of Health, also have to
inspect and certify everything from a health aspect is

approved and to standard.

Boy ignorance is certainly bliss!

H. STUBBS,
Nassau,
October 28, 2009.

‘Daring robbery’

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Re: Man charged with mur-
der of mother during rob-
bery

Tribune, 22 September,
2009

IT is common for some
Tribune journalists to report
an armed robbery as being
“daring.” This poor use of
words often wrongly conveys
an impression of the perp
exhibiting courage or brav-
ery, or even a touch of intel-
ligence, etc. In fact, the

seem to actually go out of
their way to demonstrate
their stupidity and cowardice
during the crime, and this is
how they should be
described (even though their
mothers and relatives fre-
quently only seem to recall
their angelic altar boy attrib-
utes when they are caught).
There are, of course, many
other words that could be
applied to these puerile and
despicable idiots (some may
not be fit to be printed), but
“daring” is definitely not one
of them.

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scumbags are anything but
“daring.” However, they are
certainly cowardly and defi-
nitely stupid. These lowlifes

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CARMICHAEL, 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-
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responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

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September 23, 2009.

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LOCAL NEWS



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THIS month’s credit
analysis by Moody’s
Investors Service provides
yet more evidence of the
mismanagement of the
economy by the FNM, PLP
chairman Bradley Roberts
said.

In a statement issued yes-
terday, Mr Roberts noted
that in the first paragraph
of its analysis, Moody’s
warns that “if the increase
in debt numbers remains
unchecked it will place
strong downwards pressure
on the current ratings.”

Moody’s also noted that
“unchecked” debt growth
could lead to a change in
outlook and ultimately the
loss of the country’s A Cat-
egory rating.

In this latest report,
Moody's affirmed the
Bahamas’ A3 rating for for-
eign currency government
bonds, but downgraded the
rating for local currency
bonds from Al to A3.

Stature

“This is a very serious
matter for the Bahamas.
Any downgrade from
Moody’s would make it
more difficult and more
expensive for the country to
borrow money in the inter-
national credit markets,” Mr
Roberts said. “It would also
represent a significant blow
to the stature of the country
among foreign investors - a
blow which could threaten
the level of direct foreign
capital inflows, which are
vital to the standard of liv-
ing to which many Bahami-
ans had become accus-
tomed.”

He went on to point out
numerous points of concern
in the report, including that
the income of the average
Bahamian is declining, from

PLP CHAIRMAN Bradley Roberts

in 2008, to a forecast of
$21,926 in 2009 and a fore-
cast of $21,871 for 2010.
The report forecast that
the economy will shrink by
3.9 per cent in 2009, more
than twice the “pace of
shrinkage” which the coun-
try experienced in 2008,”
Mr Roberts noted.
“Despite this warning
from Moody’s and the real-
ities outlined above, the
FNM continues with an
agenda of mismanagement
which leads Moody’s to
forecast that in 2010, the
country’s ratio of debt to
gross domestic product will
climb to 46.6 per cent.

Climb

“This would be an amaz-
ing climb from 32.8 per cent
in 2006, the last full year of
the Christie administration.

“It is not in the long run
interest of the Bahamas for
this path of mismanagement
to continue. This dramatic
increase in the level of debt
with a declining economy is
particularly dangerous

$22,643 in 2007 to $22,560 because the Moody Report

WHY) OUVEX?

"I vex wid them highfalutin’ tingum study abroad in them
big, rich, populated country by people who runnin’ they
mouth against the death penalty for them criminals who gets
charged by police, gets bail, charged again, judged guilty by
plenty people, tried guilty again, an’ so forth at taxpayers
expense also.

"Them pontificators mussey ain't realise that in this poor,
tiny seven by 21 mile long island, if 10 voting peoples lives
here an’ two is guilty and have to be hanged, then hang them
‘cause the rest of us on this lil’ tiny island ain't want have to
keeps looking over our shoulder all the time to see if we gon’
be next!"

— Reality

"I vex because the government know they ain’ ga hang no
one right now because these people have rights to appeal an’
ting, but they tryin’ to fool the poor, ignorant people who
want see a man hang to stop this out of control crime.

"These politicians need to fix our education system so that
big, grown men and women ain’ leaving school barely able
to read and write and then maybe we wouldn't see so much
viefin' and murder. Hanging the man after he commit the
crime ain' ga stop Tyrone from stabbing he enemy tomorrow
- if he can't read, write or find a job he surely ain’ ga think
his actions through. We need to get this nation together
man."

— Suck Teeth, Sea Breeze

"Tam vex with the government for the flipping state of the
roads in Nassau. How much dumb people in the Ministry of
Works it takes to put some fill and tar them gaping potholes?
They ga wait ‘til the prime minister fall in and bust the tyre
on he government car first?"

— Peter T, Nassau

"Iam very happy to write to you as a young Bahamian
that loves all things Bahamian. I am happy to let you know
that at the Harbour Island Homecoming, Bahamian music
was the order of the day. It was indeed a pleasure to see so
many people dancing and enjoying the sounds of such
Bahamian artists as Ancient Man, Funky D, Therese Hep-
burn and the list goes on. I am happy that our music is
once again being accepted by our people. Bahamian music
sweet!"

— Native music lover

"Tam happy because they brought back the Internation-
al Cultural Fair. It was great. Thanks to the committee
because I know it is not easy to arrange an event like that.
Thanks and we look forward to next year.”

— Shirley Smith, East Street South

Are you vex? Send your complaints to
‘whyyouvex@tribunemedia.net’ or fax to 328-2398.



also points out that the
‘openness of the economy’
is today greater than it has
been at any time in this cen-
tury, and that in 2008 total
tourism arrivals were the
lowest in a decade and data
for the first half of 2009
indicates that 2009 will be
worse. The Bahamas can
and must do better,” Mr
Roberts said.

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By JEFFARAH GIBSON

WITH the release of scary
films like Saw VJ, the elec-
tion of President Barack
Obama and the ongoing
Michael Jackson frenzy,
there are tonnes of great
costume ideas for Hal-
loween this year.

Tribune Entertainment
explored the myriad of
dress-up options out
there.

HALLOWEEN
COSTUMES FOR
CHILDREN

Parents should have an
easy time finding a Hal-
loween costume for the little
ones this year, as there is a
wide selection of action and
cartoon characters to choose
from,

But Holly Peal at Home
Fabrics said she has recently
seen a slight shift in prefer-
ences when it comes to chil-
dren’s costumes.

She said children have
been requesting “career cos-
tumes” over the usually pop-
ular superhero outfits.

“When kids come into our
store they ask for a doctor
costume, or police costumes;
it’s more of the career look
they are going for this time
around,” Ms Peal said.

While some children are
interested in a professional
look, others can still choose
to be a pirate, Nascar dri-
ver, Snow White or a little
Bumble Bee.



HALLOWEEN
COSTUMES FOR
WOMEN

One interesting option for
the ladies in this year’s Hal-
loween season, is Disney
character costumes which
have been refashioned to fit
women of all shapes and
sizes,

But the most popular cos-
tume this year is the French
maid outfit. Others are the
lady bug, the cowgirl and the
pirate wench.

HALLOWEEN
COSTUMES FOR MEN

This year for men its all
about MJ. Men are copying
the King of Pop’s ‘Thriller’
look, as well as the ‘Beat It’
look.

With a jheri curl wig,
sequined jacket, sparkling
gloves and penny loafers,
they can transform into pop
royalty.

US President Barack
Obama has also become
extremely popular among
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going all out for their Hal-
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are some who are last-
minute shoppers and prefer
something very simple. For
those, Home Fabric’s Ms
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“Men are usually last
minute, so when they come
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up the masks and a black
cape for the ‘Scream’ look.”

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Costumes that will proba-
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reaper, the witch, the mum-
my, Frankenstein, the vam-

pire, the werewolf, the
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are the easiest to find, and
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If you want to ensure that
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Halloween, it is probably
best to put a few pieces
together and create your
own costume. These cos-
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IT’S time again for Hol-
lywood to roll out its dark-
est and goriest fare. Today
is Halloween, and while
some of you have been
working on elaborate cos-
tume ideas and spooky
party events, you might
want to consider incorpo-
rating a night at the
movies into your plans.

Here are some of new
films that could get you in
the mood for the year’s
scariest night.

¢ Saw VI

It’s become a tradition
these past few years — if it’s
Halloween, there must be
a new ‘Saw’ movie. And
the makers of the popular
series rarely disappoint.
The sixth installment sees
Detective Hoffman (Costas
Mandylor) emerge as the
successor to Jigsaw’s legacy
of mayhem. He quickly
becomes the target of the
FBI, but that doesn’t stop
him from continuing the
diabolical scheme begun by
Jigsaw five movies ago.

(MPAA Rating: R; Star-
ring: Tobin Bell, Costas
Mandylor, Betsy Russell,
Mark Rolston; Director:
Kevin Greutert )

¢ Cirque du Freak: The
Vampire’s Assistant

Cashing in on the current
vampire craze, Universal
Pictures brings us a fantasy-
adventure movie based on
the popular book series by
Darren Shan.

The Vampire's Assistant
tells the frightening tale of
a boy who unknowingly
breaks a 200-year-old truce
between two warring fac-
tions of vampires.

Darren (Chris Massoglia)
used to be like most boys
his age in his suburban
neighbourhood. He hung
out with his best friend, got
decent grades and usually
stayed out of trouble. But
when he and his buddy
stumble upon a travelling
freak show, things begin to
change inside Darren.
That’s the exact moment
when a vampire named
Larten Crepsley (John C
Reilly) turns him into
something, well, blood-
thirsty.

(MPAA Rating: PG-13;
Starring: John C Reilly, Ken
Watanabe, Josh Hutcher-

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son, Chris Massoglia;
Director: Paul Weitz)

¢ The House of the Dev-
il

In this Satanic thriller set
in the 1980s, a college
sophomore by the name of
Samantha (Jocelin Don-
ahue) is lured into an old
Victorian house by a creepy
couple who promise her a
baby-sitting job. Only prob-
lem, there is no baby! Turns
out the couple, Mr and Mrs
Ullman (Tom Noonan and
Mary Woronov) want Sam
to watch their elderly rela-
tive while they celebrate
the lunar eclipse.

As the night progresses,
Sam realises she may have a
major role to play in the
Ullman’s frightening ritual.

(MPAA Rating: R; Star-
ring: Jocelin Donahue, Gre-
ta Gerwig, Tom Noonan,
Mary Woronov, AJ Bowen,
Dee Wallace; Director: Ti
West)

¢ The Stepfather

“This Fall, Daddy’s
Home” is the tagline of this
remake of a 1987 movie by
the same name.

In the 2009 version,
Michael Harding, played by
Gossip Girl hottie Penn
Badgley, returns home from
military school to find his
mother (Sela Ward) happi-
ly in love and living with
her new boyfriend, David
(Dylan Walsh).

As the two men get to
know each other, Michael
becomes more and more
suspicious of the man who
is always there with a help-
ful hand. Is he really the
man of his mother’s dreams
or could David be hiding a
dark side?

(MPAA Rating: PG-13;
Starring: Dylan Walsh, Sela
Ward, Penn Badgley, Sher-
ry Stringfield, Jon Tenney,
Paige Turco; Director: Nel-
son McCormick)

Also new out on DVD
are ‘Drag Me to Hell’, Sam
Raimi’s newest, terrifying
and funny horror movie in
the tradition of the ‘Evil
Dead’ series; and ‘Orphan’,
in which a family realises
that they got more than
they bargained for when
they adopted a mysterious
nine-year-old girl from
Romania.

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require traffic impact studies;
others calling for provisions that
would permit construction in a
flood prone area subject to the
floor of structures being above
the high-water mark and/or the
developer being required to cre-
ate drainage pools and or grade
lines to permit flooding of
defined areas.

“T assure that all views
received will be considered and if
accepted will be included in the
legislation prior to its final pas-
sage and promulgation. Already
there is agreement, for example,
to improve on a number of defi-
nitions contained in the Bill and
to define additional terms asso-
ciated with land clearing and
development.”

One of the most beneficial
aspects of the Bill, Mr Ingraham
said, is that when enacted and
enforced it will significantly
reduce the time, and hence the
cost now associated with obtain-
ing Town Planning approval for
the construction of a home or
duplex in an approved subdivi-
sion.

“Provisions contained in this
Biull will enable individuals seek-
ing to construct a residence in
an approved residential subdivi-
sion to make a single application
to Building Control Unit, pay
the requisite fee for their permit
and proceed with the construc-
tion of their residence.

“This aside, a bad develop-
ment decision is bad whether we
are in good or bad economic
times. Requiring developers to
meet minimum standards, install
infrastructure, provide access to
all essential utility services, pro-
hibit development on wetlands,
and ensure that developments
do not cause unsustainable dam-
age to our natural resources can
not be reserved for good eco-
nomic times only.

“Individuals investing in prop-
erty and constructing residences
during lean economic times
require and expect that they will
receive good value for money.
As a government, we have an
obligation to provide reasonable
safeguards by law and regulation
and enforcement, to ensure that
people do receive value for mon-
ey spent.”

Mr Ingraham also added that

PM hits back

he found it interesting that some
members of the PLP have used
their contributions to the debate
to highlight issues which they
believe ought to take priority
over Town Planning and Subdi-
vision Development.

“Some questioned whether
the Bill would increase employ-
ment; another was concerned
with whether the Bill contained a
hidden tax; still others wished to
know whether the Bill would
remove obstacles associated with
development of Commonage
Land and by some manner
closed fishing seasons were also
raised. And then, the Member
for Englerston used her contri-
bution to highlight her deep con-
cern for the large amounts of
land that have been and are
being sold to foreigners under
the International Persons Land-
holding Act.

“My Government may not
disagree with Members Oppo-
site that the matters raised by
them are of consequence to the
people of the Bahamas. I find it
curious however, that in their
most recent single term in office,
these matters, of such great
import now, were not addressed
by them when given the oppor-
tunity to do so by the Bahamian
people.

“During the last Budget exer-
cise I had the occasion to remind
Members Opposite that notwith-
standing their fondness for
attacking the International Per-
sons Landholding Act in Oppo-
sition, they had done nothing to
amend or repeal the Act when in
office.

“T reminded them that in gov-
ernment they had been especial-
ly fond of coming to this place to
report on the tremendous suc-
cess they were experiencing in
selling land to international per-
sons for the creation of high-end
residential gated communities.
The only explanation that I
received came as I recall from
the Leader of the Opposition
who suggested words to the
effect that his government did
nothing to change the law
because the economy was bene-
fiting so significantly from the
provisions of the Act that they
did not want to mess with the

Man accused of having fake US bills

FROM page one

Magistrate’s Court on charges related to possession of forged bank

notes.

Jamal Sargent, 28, was charged with possession of a quantity of
papers with impressions of currency notes amounting to $15,500
and arraigned in Magistrate’s Court Eight on Monday.

Sargent, of Victoria Garden, off Gladstone Road, Nassau, was fur-

ther chared with posession of materials for forging notes.

His charge claims he had nine Bahamian $10 notes,173 Bahamian
$20 notes,109 Bahamian $50 notes, and 65 Bahamian $100 notes while
knowing them to be forged and puporting them to be genuine cur-
rency. The counterfeit cash said to be in Sargent's possession added
to $15,500. Sargent pleaded not guilty to both charges and opted to
have his case heard at the Magistrate’s Court.



HUBERT INGRAHAM

proverbial goose and its golden
eggs,” he said.

However Mr Ingraham said
that in creating in the Interna-
tional Land Holding Act they
had to repealed a draconian law
that stifled investment and stunt-
ed the real estate market,
because his government in 1993
believed that it would be good
for the Bahamas and good for
the Bahamian people.

“And so it proved to be. How-
ever, having watched Members
Opposite abuse the provisions
of the law during five years in
government, we undertook
amendments to that law since
returning to office in 2007, reduc-
ing the amount of land that inter-
national persons might acquire
in the Bahamas without obtain-
ing the prior approval of the
Investments Board. That is what
a responsible, responsive and car-
ing government does. And
because we are a responsible,
responsive and caring govern-
ment we have in this term of
office introduced an unemploy-
ment benefit, created a new
labour training programme,
increased social assistance pro-
grammes, offered special assis-
tance to restore electricity ser-
vice to families most impacted
by the economic downturn, and
accelerated a number of large
scale public infrastructural devel-
opment projects to stimulate eco-
nomic activity and job creation
during these tough economic
times.

“And no, there is no new hid-
den tax contained in the provi-
sions of the Bill before you. I
understand the fear associated
with change. Fear of change is
perhaps inherent all the more so
when one seeks to reform long
standing legislation and proce-
dures. Those who have learned
to live and work and make a
handsome living in an old sys-
tem, or the lack of a system, are
nearly always unwilling to learn a
new way. Still, if we are to
become better - and we must, we
must change,” he said.

¢ SEE PAGE THREE

FROM page one

? was performed?

"Tt wasn't there before — which means some-

: thing went wrong,” said Mrs Adderley.

“They keep touching it saying 'oh it's only fat

? don't worry about it' or ‘we'll see if she's going to
i grow it out’. If it's fat, why is it different from the rest
? of her stomach? Why is one side of her tummy
i poking bigger than the other?"

Unsatisfied with PMH's diagnosis, Mrs Adderley

i said she sought a second opinion in April, with the
i doctor confirming her fears that surgery was nec-
i essary.

He told her that once her consulting doctor at

: PMH has made the diagnosis, he would perform the
? surgery under the Public Hospitals Authority, as her
? parents are unable to afford a private doctor and
i refuse to allow the initial team that operated on her
i? daughter a second chance.

On July 23, Mrs Adderley wrote a letter request-

i ing the consulting doctor to take an ultrasound to
: fully examine the site or to run additional tests so
i that all possibilities are explored. To date, she says,
: there has been no response.

Mrs Adderley added: "I pleaded with them even

i if it is fat, why can't you still go in and just check?
? Give me the peace of mind now rather than waiting
? more than year to decide whether or not you will
i even re-examine."

She claims the hospital has now said Lashawnta

Mother’s fears

should come back in October 2010 to be reexam-
ined. The hospital’s attitude has left Mrs Adderley
frustrated with the quality of public health care in
the Bahamas. She feels as though because she does
not have the money to sue for malpractice, the hos-
pital is unconcerned towards finding a solution.

"Nobody is giving me any answers, I don't know
where to go, I don't know where to turn," said Mrs
Adderley. "I'm just getting the run-around, I don't
think anyone is taking it seriously but as a mother
how can I sit back seeing her like this, knowing it
wasn't like this before the surgery — and do nothing
while she lives like that."

The Tribune made several attempts to contact
hospital officials for comment yesterday. None of
the calls were returned .

$80,000 donation
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port for the arts, as an area that contributes to
national development, not only directly in terms of
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Nassau Music Society president Patrick Thom-
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young students of music to achieve their goals.

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HALL OF FAME INDUCTION
CEREMONY SET FOR TONIGHT

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

ONIGHT will be a

special one for a

number of former
and current Bahamian ath-

letes.

Under the patronage of Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham, the Min-
istry of Youth, Sports and Culture
will hold a joint National Hall of
Fame & Sports Heritage Week
Induction Class of 2009 and Team
Bahamas Award Presentations.

The gala banquet will take place at
the British Colonial Hilton Hotel,
starting at 7:30 p.m. under the theme:
“Sophisticated play is an indicant of
development.”

Martin Lundy, the Director of
Sports, said it’s a challenge because
the way they have merged the two
events at the same time.

“Each deserve their own atten-
tion in terms of their importance,
but it’s a challenge we are up to
because we’re honoring the present
and the past,” he said.

While the 24 members that repre-
sented the country at the 12th IAAF
World Championships in Athletics in
Berlin, Germany in August will be
honoured, the night will also be ded-
icated to the induction of 15 past
outstanding athletes, coaches and
administrators into the National Hall
of Fame.

“The Team Celebrations speaks
for itself,” Lundy said. “But the
Induction gives the Sports Depart-
ment another opportunity to bring
people together to honour those ath-
letes that have proven themselves
in the past.

“This event is a special one
because it says to us that the suc-
cesses that we are enjoying right
now, it was built on the successes of
those athletes whom we are induct-
ing.”

Lundy said they hope to show the
country’s appreciation to those ath-
letes, whose exploits may have gone
unnoticed in the past and at the
same time, say thanks to those ath-
letes who continue to shine for the
Bahamas.

The majority of Team Bahamas
will be coming home after the
bronze medal performance of Deb-
bie Ferguson-McKenzie in the wom-
en’s 200 metres and the silver by the
women’s 4x 100 relay team of Sheni-
qua ‘Q’ Ferguson, Chandra Sturrup,
Christine Amertil and Ferguson-
McKenzie in Berlin.

While some members of the team
will be presented with incentive
grants from the Bahamas Govern-
ment, all of the inductees or their
representatives (in the case of the
deceased) will be presented with
plaques.

Their photos will also be mounted
on plaques that will hang on the wall
of the Ministry as they join the oth-
er Bahamians who have already
been inducted into the Hall of Fame.

e Here’s a brief biography of the
15 inductees:

Perry Gladstone Christie, MP.

e From the earliest moments of
his life, Perry Christie transposed
his compulsion for excellence into
levels of success that revolutionised
the thinking of young Bahamians.
He was summoned to become a
three-time national champion in his
event, the triple Jump. He was fur-
ther destined to sand-blast his name
in the bedrock of history by winning
for this Commonwealth, its first
international Medal in a field event,
having captured a Bronze at the 1962
Central American and Caribbean
Games.

Bradley Tyrone Thomas Cooper

e Bradley Cooper exemplified a
concept that the most powerful indi-
vidual is one who has himself in his
own power. Here the unmistakable
allusion is to Cooper's display of

prodigious strength as an imple-
ments throwing champion, and his
penchant for walking softly among
the noise of an existence embell-
ished by his accomplishment as a
bonified National Hero, a United
States Collegiate, Commonwealth,
Pan American and Central Ameri-
can and Caribbean Games Champi-
on.
It is with certitude then, that
Cooper consistently lived the expres-
sion by Seneca that truly powerful
men have themselves within their
own power.

Forence ‘Flo’ Rolle

e Florence Rolle was the paragon
of world class athleticism in the 20th
century. She accumulated a resume
that included participation in the
Central American & Caribbean Bas-
ketball Championships, The Pan
American Games in Volleyball; The
Central American and Caribbean
Games in Softball where she was
selected as the Best Cather; the
Caribbean Softball Championships;
the Quantico Relays in Virginia; the
World Netball Championships; the
Caribbean Field Hockey Champi-
onships and the World Softball
Championships where she was
instrumental in leading The
Bahamas to the Bronze Medal and
the #3 ranking in the World. She
therefore proved to be a home
grown and groomed athlete, pol-
ished enough to compete against the
best athletes of the world and bend
them to her will.

Clifton ‘Cliff Wilson

e Clifton Wilson had no difficulty
with the common sense of his times
that men who are committed to
improving themselves will always
find a way to do so, even if it means
taking matters into their own hands
and utilizing their own hands to clear
a path for themselves. He managed
to secure a starting place in the line-
up of the Penny Bankers Baseball
Club from 1954 to the early 1960's,

as an infielder/outfielder.

This Club created new standards
of excellence while dominating local
baseball for more than a decade.
Such greatness he transferred into
bodybuilding which contributed to
his rapid development in that sport.

Although his first competition
was in 1962, he won the Mr.
Bahamas Bodybuilding title in 1963.
He captured the Mr. Grand Bahama
Title in 1969 and the Mr. West Indies
Title in 1970. By such remarkable
achievements, he solidified the rep-
utation of The Bahamas a world
power in bodybuilding.

Alexander Doyle Burrows

e Alexander Doyle Burrows is
described as a determined man who
will do more with a rusted wrench
than another will accomplish with a
machine shop filled with precision
tools.

His legacy is one of fine accom-
plishments in sports, extending from
the records he set as an athlete at
Southern Senior Secondary School
to the transformation of the Queen
Elizabeth Sports Centre into the
national metropolis for the practice
of sport.

His accomplishments include
managing national teams that par-
ticipated in major track and field
meets across the globe, from Bar-
bados to Beijing.

He first became noticed as a mul-
ti-sport athlete in track and field at
Southern Senior Secondary School
where he registered a phenomenal
feat at the Public School Meet in
1957.

There, he mastered the competi-
tion in the 800m, the 1,600m, the
5,000m, the high jump, the pole
vault and the shot putt, a perfor-
mance that qualified him as the local
patriarch of the decathlon.

Richard ‘tthe Lion Hearted’
Johnson

e Richard Johnson was the mae-
stro of the mound who aligned max-

imum effort with optimum outcome,
so much so that even the distant
sound of his name was sufficient to
strike fear in the minds of the Amer-
icans, the hearts of the Canadians
and the feet of the Cubans, all his
victims at world level competitions.
The sum was that he proved himself
to be among the world's greatest
softball pitchers the history the sport.
His stint with the Budweiser Eagles
resulted in eight consecutive Nation-
al Championships and he was voted
either the Most Valuable Player or
Best Pitcher on each occasion.

His international achievements
were just as superb, having elevated
the status of the Bahamas in the
international softball community
from 1977-1998. In fact, he orches-
trated the Bahamas toward its high-
est international ranking at the
World Championships in 1980.

Glen Wells

e Glen Wells enjoys supreme affil-
iation with the scriptural notion that
"hope sees the invisible, feels the
intangible and achieves the impossi-
ble."

His interconnection with such a
notion is what has so heavily con-
tributed to a rich quality of life that
has brought intense cheer to the
hearts of all with whom he engages,
and to whatever the endeavour he
deems worthy of his attention.

He was among the first to excel in
bodybuilding in The Bahamas, win-
ning the Mr. Bahamas contest in
1960 and again in 1961. He was
declared Mr. Universe in his weight
category at the Contest in 1962.

He returned to the Contest in
1964 and again in 1965, earning a
Bronze Medal. In 1967 however, he
won the overall title of Mr. Universe.

Ed Smith

e Ed Smith possessed personal
aspiration as brilliant as the sun
which created a longer shadow over

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JELENA
Jankovic of Ser-
bia celebrates
upon winning
her singles
match against
Caroline Wozni-
acki of Denmark
at the WTA Ten-
nis Champi-
onships, in
Doha, Qatar Fri-
day, Oct. 30,
2009.

Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo

reaches Doha semifinal

TENNIS
DOHA, Qatar
Assocaited Press

JELENA Jankovic advanced to the semifi-
nals of the WTA Sony Ericsson Championships
on Friday after routing a tired Caroline Woz-
niacki 6-2, 6-2 in the last group-stage round.

The former top-ranked Serb broke twice in
the first set and then took a 4-0 lead in the
second.

Wozniacki won two grueling three-set match-
es on Wednesday and Thursday and looked
like she had simply run out of energy in the hot
weather, often a step slow and failing to chase
down balls.

“T just came out playing aggressively,”
Jankovic said. “I really wanted to dictate the
points.”

The 19-year-old Dane can still advance if
Victoria Azarenka loses to alternate Agniesz-
ka Radwanska later Friday.

Jankovic lost to Azarenka in straight sets in
her first round-robin match, and won her sec-
ond when the injured Dinara Safina retired in

the third game. In total, she had spent 95 min-
day.

matches that lasted a combined 5 hours, 48
minutes. When she finally held serve for 4-1 in

of the match before serving it out.
Wozniacki struggled with severe leg cramps

but seemed to move OK on Friday.

Also Friday, Elena Dementieva played
Russian compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova to
determine the final semifinalist from the
Maroon Group. Dementieva will advance with

es the knockout stage if she loses.

women. Serena Williams has already secured

end No. 1 ranking.

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back as the Serb answered with her fifth break

ALTHOUGH he’s known

? as a middle distance runner,
? Oneil Williams say he won’t
? mind trying his hand at a fully-
? fledge marathon.

Williams, back home after

i graduating from college, said
i? he’s excited that the Bahamas
? is finally going to relaunch
? marathon running with the ini-
? tial Bahamas Marathon on
? February 14.

“T’m looking forward to

i running it, but as far as the
i distance, that’s a lot,” said
? Williams, who has held his
? own on the local road running
: scene. “I’m definitely going to
? run it, but as far as the dis-
? tance, I don’t know about the
: training for it yet.”

The longest distance

i Williams has ran is a half
? marathon or 13 miles. But that
? was when he was about 15
? years old. At age 26, Williams

Jankovic stops Wozniacki,

? finally having a marathon
? here,” Williams said. “But I
: really don’t think there will
? be that much competition
: here.

utes on the court before a rest day on Thurs- }

said he didn’t envision run-
ning a 26-mile marathon just
yet.

“It’s good that they are

FROM page nine

: the burdens of his past, cast-

before beating Vera Zvonareva on Thursday, ing them well behind him.

Laden with such hope, he

: carved out an eminent place
iin Bahamian Sports by
? becoming the first Bahamian
? to be drafted to play profes-
a win, while defending Venus Williams reach- Sn ae oe

The lucrative tournament is the last WTA : in 1973.

Tour event of the year for the eight top-ranked : | :
a . i first year and retained that
a spot in the semifinals, along with the year- : Status for four years. He dis-
: 6 y ? covered American football in

! 1963 as a multi-sport athlete

He became a starter in his

at St. Augustine's College,
Fox Hill. In 1966, he trans-
ferred to George Washington
High in Denver, Colorado
and there he became an out-
standing defensive end.

In 1972, he was recruited
by the University of Colorado
where he won All American
Honours. Upon graduation in
1973, he was drafted by the
Broncos, having been named
Kodak All American. He
retired just prior to the start
of the NFL's 1977 season.

Errol Bodie

e Errol Bodie enjoyed his
first fourteen years in New
Providence. His mother
hailed from West End, Grand
Bahama, so firm roots were
established for him there after
completing Morgan State
University in Baltimore,
Maryland.

His high school days were
spent as an outstanding ath-
lete in the New York City
school system, graduating
from historic Benjamin
Franklin High in 1965.

The skills he demonstrated
there in the 400 meters were
combined with teammates to
establish a number of records
at New York's Madison
Square Garden.

As a champion 400M
sprinter, he achieved 48.0 sec-
onds, two seconds outside the
world record at that time. His
return to The Bahamas in
1974 was significant because it
issued in the birth of Grand
Bahama as a force in track
and field, unleashing the inte-
grated power of these Islands
to create a new order in
Caribbean track and field.

He produced this country's
first Carifta gold medallist,
commencing the trend
towards its first Carifta
Games title in 1978.

Robert Edward ‘Bob’ Isaacs

e Isaacs was rooted in a the
powerful axiom that more
important than the will to win
is the courage to begin. He
was gifted to achieve, with the
ability to excel in track and
field, cricket, basketball, base-
ball, soccer, rugby, lawn ten-
nis or swimming.

He achieved international
prominence in lawn tennis
during the 1930's and as play-
er and coach with St.
George's soccer team during
the 1950's and 1969's.

His a rare combination of
skills and the dexterity with
which he practised them gives
credence to the argument that
he must be regarded as the

“So when I go into the race,
I will probably just jog the first
18-19 miles and then see what
happen from there because
that’s the longest race that I’ve
ever ran.”

Originally, Williams said
once he got into his 30s, he
was hoping to compete in his
first marathon. But now that
there’s one on the agenda
here, he’s going to compete
in it earlier than he anticipat-
ed.

“Tt will probably bring out a
lot of the top distance runners
who have since retired,”
Williams said. “I think they
will want to train for it now
because they can actually get
some awards that are more
worthwhile than just tro-
phies.”

Home here since May 11,
Williams said he’s not been
training as consistently as he
should have because his focus
was on getting settled in the
job market.

But, once he seeks out a
job, he will definitely get a lit-
tle more serious about his
training again as he looks for-
ward to next year.

As he was preparing to
complete his tenure at Bene-
dict College in Colombia,
South Carolina, Williams suf-
fered an injury that forced him

most versatile athlete this
country has ever produced.

An exceptional chapter of
his athletic career though was
his collaboration with his
uncle, Sir Kendal, to lead
their Dragons basketball club
to undefeated seasons in five
consecutive years, from 1944
to 1949.

Samuel Edwin Price
‘Sir Day’ Davies

e Samuel Davies displayed
earliest conception of the
notion that when one
becomes complacent with the
place one presently occupies,
then that place becomes too
large for that occupant.

He therefore recognized
the dangers of complacency,
causing him to constantly re-
tool his skills, with the result
that he enjoyed an extended
reign as the sprint champion
of the Bahamas, from 1924 to
1935.

He also made high marks
as a Rugby player, regarded
as the fastest and most elu-
sive winger. He also was a
preeminent striker in soccer
and an exceptionally com-
plete player in cricket, partic-
ipating in both for St.
George's.

Upon his retirement from
active competition, he
endured a prolonged interest
in athletics, to the degree that
he was a founding Vice pres-
ident of the Bahamas Ama-
teur Athletic Association in
1952.

Percival Edmund Wentworth
‘Wenty’ Ford

e Percival Ford was inject-
ed with a fever for sports from
the age of seven, dwelling in a
house of ten siblings, located
almost on the boundary of
Windsor Park.

From the very beginning,
he played and excelled against
boys twice his age. He was a
child prodigy, making the
national cricket team as a
twelve year old bowler in
1959.

His foremost successes
though were in baseball and
basketball. He signed a con-
tract with the Atlanta Braves
in 1966 and was assigned to
their Minor League system
where pitched a perfect game
in 1967.

He made the Major
Leagues in 1973 but devel-
oped tendonitis in his pitching
arm in 1974, interrupting fur-
ther success and he retired in
1975. He then concentrated
on the St. Pauli Girl’s Baron
in baseball and the Kentucky
Colonels in basketball. The
records they created remain
with the reaches of very few
championships basketball or
baseball clubs.

Edward Leon ‘Apache’
Knowles

e Edward Knowles
believed in self-help and was
convinced that he could suc-
ceed at any task he was
assigned in order to succeed.
He acquired personal industry
in his early days in Simms,
Long Island and this served
him well in developing an

Williams looking forward
‘fo competing in marathon

? By BRENT STUBBS
: Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net



nema nnnits

to skip out on competing for
most of the season.

That also ruined his bid to
try out for the Bahamas team
that competed at the 12th
TAAF World Championships
in Berlin, Germany in August.

But now that he’s properly
healed, Williams said he’s
refocused and gearing up not
just for the marathon, but also
the Central American and
Caribbean Championships
and the Commonwealth
Games next year.

“This is my second week
running really strong without
any aggravation to my leg,”
he said. “So I think next year,
I’m really going to produce
some really good times once I
can get settled into a job.”

inductees

appreciation for due diligence,
attention to detail and the
importance of punctuality.

These qualities were the
tools he used to develop his
natural talents as an athlete
and coach. He first task was
coaching at the junior and
senior levels before being
selected to coach internation-
ally.

He led The Bahamas to
Gold Medal performances at
the Caribbean Softball Cham-
pionships in 1977, 1979 and
again in 1982. He managed
The Bahamas to its best
results at that World Fast
Pitch Tournament in Taco-
ma, Washington.

He was inducted into the
International Softball Feder-
ation's Hall of Fame in 1988,
becoming the first Bahamian
to achieve such an honour.

Ancothony ‘Bruce’ Carrall
(1941-2007)

e Anthony Carroll was gift-
ed with the physical tools to
dominate the world in his
sport, yet emotionally intelli-
gent enough to eloquently
master the craft of acting as a
member of the Screen Actors
Guild of America.

His artistic interests were
evident in the array of indi-
vidual costume awards he
won at the annual Junkanoo
parades in hi fifty-fives years
of participation. He moved to
study in New York in 1968.
That same year he won the
State of New York Body-
building Championships.

In 1970, he won the United
States Bodybuilding Champi-
onships, being named Mr.
America. He conquered the
Mr. World Title in 1975.

The pinnacle of his body-
building career was achieved
in 1977 when he won the Mr.
Universe Contest. He used
that fame to gain entry into
the film industry where he
starred in a number of suc-
cessful movies.

Dr. Timothy Barrett, M.D.

e Dr. Timothy "Timmy"
Barrett's had the genetic
makeup, global intelligence
and physical gifts which col-
lect to form the perfect syn-
thesis of forces which power
the performance of undisput-
ed champions.

His skill sets and work eth-
ic easily predicted a line of
progress that would result in
regularly podium positions.
As a school boy in 1965, he
leaped to a distance of 48'
11", erasing the existing
school record by almost three
feet. That same year he
advanced to set national
school records in the discus
and javelin throws.

At the Central American
and Caribbean Games in
1966, Barrett earned this
country's first international
Gold Medal in the triple
Jump with a leap of 51° 1/2".
Participating at the regional
and world level, he was able
to elevate his performance in
the triple jump to achieve a
leap of 54-6, a distance still
relevant more than 40 years
later.
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N N A A S S S S A A U U A A N N D D B B A A H H A A M M A A I I S S L L A A N N D D S S L L E E A A D D I I N N G G N N E E W W S S P P A A P P E E R R C M Y K C M Y K V olume: 105 No.283SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2009 PRICE – 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER CLOUDSAND SUNSHINE HIGH 87F LOW 75F I N S I D E VISITSTHEHUB S P O R T S Out and about SEEPAGENINE Hall of By AVA TURNQUEST A MOTHER is sick with worry over her daughter’s health, claiming doctors refuse to examine a strange swelling in the child’s abdomen until this time next year. The swelling appeared shortly after seven-year-old Lashawnta Adderley had surgery for a hernia at the Princess Margaret Hospital, and her parents claim that when they brought the matter to the attention of doctors, they were told the protrusion was “just fat”. Sean and Yasmin Adderley took their daughter to the Princess Margaret Hospital on March 12 for her operation. She was discharged the same day with no complications. However, they claim the swelling was immediately apparent after the bandages had been removed and one side was bigger than the other. Then, less than a month later, she was readmitted to hospital for three days for an infected seroma – a pocket of clear fluid that sometimes develops in the body after surgery. Doctors administered antibiotics and drained some of the fluid. After the infection, her doctor at PMH has since diagnosed the swollen area as fat after he was unable to pull any fluid from the site – a verdict Mrs Adderley said she cannot accept because she feels no tests were performed to confirm this. If it is fat, she also wonders, why did it appear only after the surgery The Tribune ANY TIME...ANY PLACE, WE’RE #1 BAHAMASEDITION TINGS TOUGH McDOUBLE FOR $3.79 www.tribune242.com Mother’s fears for operation girl, 7 Claim that doctors say daughter’s swelling is ‘just fat’ PM hits back at Planning and Subdivision Act detractors SEE page seven THE PARENTS of Lashawnta Adderley, Sean and Yasmin (above are concerned about swelling on their daughter’s stomach (below THENassau Music Society has made an $80,000 donation to the College of the Bahamas to fund four major entrance scholarships of $5,000 per year, with total value of $20,000 per award. This donation represents the Nassau Music Soci ety’s largest donation to the college. It also represents the largest scholarship specifically for the study of music at the college. The donation will allow for one new music scholarship to be awarded every two years starting this academic year and ending in 2018. The entrance scholarship is awarded to a first year full time music major, demonstrating the greatest degree of talent and potential to succeed in the area of music. The college said the donation fits in well with its agenda to build diverse offerings of scholarships and financial aid to its students. Such funding ensures that the college can compete for top students who seek the advantage of a competitive academic experience, without the worry of finan cial burden. College president Janyne M Hodder said: “The Nassau Music Society’s support for music scholarship is timely. We recently opened the college’s newly renovated Performing Arts Centre, and know that the recipients of this funding will be the students who will command that stage in years to come. As we build the University of the Bahamas, it is important that we build great supThe Nassau Music Society makes $80,000 scholarship donation to COB SEE page seven By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter mreynolds@tribunemedia.net A MAN accused of having $4,300 in phoney US $50 bills was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday and released on bail. Alexander Williams Junior, 38, had been in custody since he was arrested on Wednesday, and then charged with possession of forged cur rency notes and with possession of materials for forging notes. However, when Williams appeared in Court Ten, Nassau Street, yesterday, Magistrate Guil limina Archer, arraigned him on only one charge. She said the charge of possession of materials for forging notes, namely classic linen writing paper and a guillotine cutting board, was defective. Williams was charged with possession of 86 forged $50 bank notes in United States currency, with the serial number IB69201755B. There are four witnesses in the case. Williams pleaded not guilty to the charge. He chose to have his case heard in the Magistrate’s Court and will return to Court Ten on March 5, 2010. The accused was released on $5,000 bail with one surety. Williams, of Garden Close, off Faith Avenue, Nassau, is the second man to be arraigned in Man accused of having $4,300 in fake US bills SEE page seven REMEMBER T O TURN Y OUR CLOCK S B A CK ONEHOURAT 2AM ON SUNDAY MORNING AS D A YLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS. CLOCK S CHANGE PRIME MINISTER Hubert Ingraham releases doves to mark the official opening of the 12th Annual BahamArts Festival at Arawak Cay yesterday. Honouree Taleda Strachan looks on. The festival got underway yesterday and runs throughout today. BAHAMARTS FESTIVALOFFTOAFLYER T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f BAHAMASBIGGEST CARSFORSALE, HELPWANTED ANDREALESTATE I N S I D E Fame THE proposed Planning and Subdivision Act will not increase costs for developers or hit stall development during the economic downtown, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham has p ledged. Hitting back at detractors of the Bill, Mr Ingraham said the move will bring order to development and prohibit bad environmental and planning practices which have been endured “for far too l ong”. He said: “Inevitably, someone suggests that more consultation must be had or some individual announces that he or she, or some organisation has not been consulted on pro posed amendments to leg-i slation or enactment of new legislation. “I am coming to believe that unless the Minister responsible speaks directly with some individuals and adopts ‘in full’ whatever their view is, they will claim not to have been consultedo r offered an opportunity to voice their views. “The President of BREA informed both daily newspapers that he wrote me recently with recommendations on this Bill. If, or when, I receive his letter I’ll respond. You k now, some people wear their politics on their sleeves seek to cloak their partisan bias in the respectability of speaking for non-partisan entities. For such persons I have no regard.” The Planning and Subdivisions Bill has been on the Ministry of the Environment’s webpage since June of this year. A number of non-governmental organizations (NGOs have also distributed the Bill among their member ship inviting them to comment and to submit rec ommendations. Recommendations for amendment to sections of the Bill have also been received from land developers, architects and members of the Town Planning Committee, Mr Ingraham said. “A number of law firms have also taken the time to review the draft legislation and submit recommendations for its improvement,” he said. “This is welcomed and encouraged. Some very useful recommendations to strengthen the Bill include recommendations to SEE page seven

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LOS ANGELES A JUDGE ordered Anna Nicole Smith’s boyfriend and two doctors to stand trial on charges of illegally funneling prescription drugs to the for mer Playboy model, accord ing to the Associated Press . The ruling yesterday followed a three-week preliminary hearing to determine if there was enough evidence to try lawyer Howard K. Stern, Dr. Sandeep Kapoor and Dr. Khristine Eroshevich. The charges included providing drugs to an addict. All three pleaded not guilty. Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry set arraignment for Dec. 11 on charges of conspiring to illegally pro vide Smith with drugs. “I think you’ve proven (Smith is told prosecutors before making his ruling. Prosecutors and defense attorneys were not immedi ately available for comment. The hearing delved deeply into Smith’s troubled life and the role the defendants allegedly had in feeding her drug addiction before she died of an accidental overdose in 2007. Larry Birkhead, the father of Smith’s young daughter, said he never saw anyone take as many medications as Smith. Prosecutors tried to show the doctors blurred the line between being physicians and friends to the celebrity model. A bodyguard provided a searing description of Smith’s final days and his futile effort to revive her when she stopped breathing. There also was testimony about the effects of methadone and a heavy duty painkiller called Dilaudid also known as “hospital heroin.” An expert witness said there was no legitimate medical rea son for Kapoor and Eroshevich to give Smith the amount of sedatives and painkillers they did. Judge orders trial in Anna Nicole Smith drug case C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2009 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM INDEX MAIN/SPOR TS SECTION Local News.............................P1,2,3,5,6,7,11 Editorial/Letters.........................................P4 Comics.......................................................P8 Sports....................................................P9,10 Advt .......................................................P12 CLASSIFIED SECTION 32 PAGES USA TODA Y WEEKENDER 8 P AGES S TUDENTS at an East S treet South high school are l earning about their country’s marine environment with the help of foreign experts, thanks to a partnership with the Bahamas Reef EnvironmentE ducational Foundation. M arcia Musgrove, BREEF s chool outreach co-ordinator and a teacher at CV Bethel High School, said the foundation has been involved with that school’s ’s marine sciencem agnet programme since its i nception. She said the partnership is extremely valuable because students not only get to interact w ith foreign scientists, but also l earn skills useful in sciencerelated industries – for example scuba diving. They engage in entry-level and summer employment atA tlantis, the Fisheries Departm ent, BREEF, and Dolphin Encounters,” Ms Musgrove said. Graduates of the programme also have an advantage in terms of getting into the Bahamas Environmental Steward Schola rs (BESS I sland School, founded in 1999 a nd located in Cape Eleuthera, Bahamas. “I am well acquainted with BREEF, the Island School, BESS and am promoting themf or CV Bethel students and all s tudents throughout the B ahamas,” she said. The Ministry of Education started the pilot marine science programme in 1999, and in 2004 discussions were finalisedt o make it a magnet prog ramme the following year. “Since the magnet programme started in 2005, any student in grade nine from any s chool can apply to the Mini stry of Education. They select a group of students to come to CV Bethel to complete thet hree-year programme for grades 10, 11, and 12,” Ms Mus-g rove said. Before that, only students graduating from SC McPherson into CV Bethel would have gotten a chance to study marine science. “About 10 students are at COB pursuing biochemistry or e nvironmental studies, and a f ew are studying marine scie nce and go into the maritime and boating industry.” BREEF networks with and s tays in contact with many i nternational individuals and o rganisations that want to work w ith Bahamian students. The Bahamas National Trust also collaborates with BREEF,t he Island School, and BESS. Students benefit from partnership with BREEF S TUDENTS i n the Bahamas Environmental Steward Scholars (BESS o n the water. THE BAHAMAS HUMANE SOCIETY PRESENTS Gypsy is a very cool and easy going spayed tuxedo female with bewitching g olden eyes. This sweetnatured angel is extremely outgoing and has an awes ome and quirky personalit y. While her exact age is unknown, she appears quite y outhful with her playful d isposition and love of a dventure. Gypsy adores c hildren, gets along wonderfully with other cats and w ill make a great addition to any family. PET OF THE WEEK

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PRIME Minister Hubert Ingraham said he was pleasedt o finally debate a Bill before p arliament that will bring o rder and clarity to planning and subdivision development, and improve beach access and views of the sea. Wrapping up the debate in t he House of Assembly on T hursday, Mr Ingraham said: “We seek through the enactment of the Planning and Subdivisions Bill, to address a myriad of inadequacies in present legislation, regulat ions and processes; to broade n the scope of planning to provide for environmental impact assessments, to more effectively regulate the sub-d ivision of land; to facilitate g reater involvement by members of the public in the approval process and to e nsure that there are real consequences for failure to comply with the requirementso f the law. We have long been agreed that better arrangements ought to be in place to i mprove town planning, to protect and safeguard investments in real propertyw hether residential or comm ercial, to protect and improve environmentally sensitive areas including water bearing land, wetlands and the sea, to preserve access and vistas to the sea, to pro m ote sustainable practices in development and to hold developers including government departments and agencies accountable for the impact of approved developm ents on the quality of life o f citizens.” Mr Ingraham said beach access and existing views oft he sea have long been threat ened by development, and that if left unchecked, the sit uation could become a source o f “social conflict”. “What we seek to do,” Mr Ingraham said, “is to ensure t he creation of windows to the sea and access to beaches b ecomes and remains a permanent right of Bahamians. This Bill codifies in law our p ractice and firmly held conv iction that our heritage to t he sea is preserved; and the ‘beach access’ signs around N ew Providence are a constant reminder. “We also, since 2007, began t he creation of a network of m arine protected areas ( MPAs). “That initiative, as our initiative to identify and mark all public accesses to the sea on New Providence, has beent aken up and expanded upon since our return to office in 2007. Honourable members w ill be aware that the first five of the MPAs have now been agreed. A number of honourable m embers have commented on the nightmares created for their constituents by a partic-u lar failure in our processes to safeguard the tranquility of their neighbourhood, toa ssist in the restoration of a f amily homestead, to guard against the invasion of business and industry into resid ential or farming communit ies, and to safeguard investm ents in newly approved subdivisions that lack basic infras tructure – paved roads, water, electricity and telephones. The list is long. I believe t hat it is important that we m ove to address these inadequacies now. I do not believe that we have the luxury of time. As in most things in life we need to have more thano ne iron in the fire; we must move forward on more than one aspect of this exercise at t he same time,” Mr Ingraham said. The government does not i ntend to proceed with final p assage of the Bill until all suggestions and recommen dations for its further amendm ent can be considered. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2009, PAGE 3 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION VACANCY NOTICE MANAGER REVENUE ACCOUNTING CUSTOMER SERVICES DIVISION Avacancy exists in the Corporation for the position of Manager, Revenue Accounting. The job manages the billing of all customer accounts in New Providence and the Family Islands and the reconciliation of all revenue accounts other than miscellaneous receivables. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following: New Providence and the Family Islands software the Family Islands Job requirements include: Interested persons should apply by completing and returning an Application Form to: The Manager-Human Resources & Training Department, Bahamas Electricity Corporation Tuesday, November 3, 2009. THE majority of Tribune readers who took part in our latest online poll feel the new Planning and Subdivision Bill being debated in p arliament will not do e nough to stop unscrupulous developers taking advantage of unsuspecting land and home buyers. O f the 41 readers who took part in the poll on tribune242.com, 25 said t hey doubt the Bill will d o enough, whereas o nly 16 said they think it w ill. C ommenting on the p oll, F lorence Colebrooke said it doesn’t matter what new Bill is brought to parliament. “These laws are on t he books already – just look. No side-walk g arages, no illegal dump sites in residential areas, no businesses operating w ithout governmental approvals, no sub-divis ions opened without investigations, inspections and again a pprovals and licenses. Who are these requirem ents applicable to? “Property theft and illegal business docu-m entation are being obtained every day by t he rich and famous and the politically connecte d. Who are we fooling? We cannot deal withs imple incidents of property violation because of who is politic ally involved and we t alking about writing new Bills? When we become a government for the people and notf or the few; when we start allowing the laws to apply to those of usi n government; when we truly become a Christian nation and stop using Jesus Christ as ac onvenience in our p olitical speeches; then and only then will the laws of this land begint o make a difference to the people of this land.” Think Bahamas feels t he bill is a huge step in t he right direction, but c ould be “years too late as much damage has already been done. think for those unscrupulous developers who know the various loopholes, they will move to exploit our citizens once again. This Bill will have to be amended time and time again to eliminate existing loopholes. I applaud the minister for taking this bold step.” T ribune poll: majority feel b ill will not stop unscrupulous developers PM: Bill will bring order and clarity to planning, development P RIMEMINISTER H ubert Ingraham

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EDITOR, The Tribune. PLEASEallow me a small space in your daily to e xpress to my fellow B ahamians that it is time t hey take inventory of their situation. Firstly, let me say under the Westminster system, p oliticians’ allegiance is first t o their political parties, and n ot to you the people. With t his said, I urge you my peop le to try and develop, and a chieve advancement for your family without the assistance of politicians or political parties. U nlike politicians from the United States, U.S. p oliticians for the most part a re accountable to their cons tituents back home. Every s ingle e-mail, or letter to t heir congress person, or S enator carry weight, and is taken seriously. What was the last time a politician in The Bahamas accepted a call, or answered an e-mail from their constituent? I always find it very amusing w hen we’re advised to write your MP. “What a joke”! To my Bahamian brothe rs, and sisters, I have w orked hard over the years, a nd was blessed by God to build a successful business from the ground up. Onet hing I was able to do during this time was to stay clear of politicians, and political parties. Most of these peoplec annot run a lemonade stand much less assist, or care about you, and your family. Again, the West m inster system does not allow your MP to assist his constituency unless it goest hrough the party, and the m aximum leader whoever that is at the time. I think they mean well, but because of the West m inster system there is always a maximum leader, and nothing is implementedu nless it first passes through him or her. Therefore, all the needs of their constituent is stagnated until the m aximum leader gives the o kay. We all know the stories of foreigners given access to l and, while Bahamians are being frustrated with the same process. Both political parties sat back over the years, and watched our peo ple struggle to stay in business, and get access to capi tal while the foreigner can come into our country, access, and get approval for land, then go back to their hometown and access capital using that same approved documentation for land that our government gave. In closing, I would like to t ell my people, WAKE UP, s tay away from political rall ies, the delivery of free tee s hirts, all the free beer, and w ine, the turkey at Christm as time, the promise of Government jobs, and the loud music through the streets during election time. Tell politicians, “no t hanks” too all the above, i nstead just create avenues, a nd laws where we all can grown, financially, socially, and assist our family and community. B ahamians it is time to g et going, leave the politic ians behind, let them foll ow us because we have b een following them for far t oo long now. G. GIBSON, Nassau, O ctober 28, 2009. C M Y K C M Y K E DITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P AGE 4, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2009 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., ( Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt . P ublisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. Publisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama TELEPHONES Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising A dvertising Manager (242 Circulation Department (242 Nassau Fax: (242 Freeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242 Freeport fax: (242 WEBSITE w ww.tribune242.com – updated daily at 2pm M OSCOW Russia’s president, D mitri Medvedev, warned Friday that Russians had lost their sense of horror over Stalin’s purges, and called for the construction of museums and memorial centers devoted to the atrocities, as well as further efforts to unearth and identify the dead. M edvedev made the comments on his video blog, on the occasion of a holiday devoted to the memory of victims of r epression. He warned that revisionist h istorians risked glossing over the darke r passages of the Soviet past, citing a poll that showed that 90 percent of young people could not name victimso f the purges. “Even now we can hear voices saying that these numerous deaths were justi fied by some supreme goals of thes tate,” Medvedev said. “Nothing can be valued above human life, and there is no excuse for repressions.” Millions of people were killed under S talin as a result of forced collectivization, deportation of ethnic groups, imprisonment in the Gulag and partyp urges, among other tactics. T hough he reiterated his worry that Russia was demonized in contemporary histories of World War II, Medvedev added, “It is just as important to preventt he justification, under the pretext of putting historical records straight, of those who killed their own people.” His comments are the latest round in a long conversation about how to interpret Russia’s past. Under Medvedev’s predecessor, V ladimir Putin, Russian opinions of S talin became far rosier. Governmentendorsed textbooks now balance Stalin’s atrocities with praise for his achieve ments especially victory over Hitler and recent polls show that most Rus sians believe Stalin did more good than bad. Meanwhile, leaders have railed against Eastern European historians who paint Soviet forces as occupiers, and in May, Medvedev created a comm ission to prevent such attempts to “fals ify history.” Arseny Roginsky, chairman of the human rights organization Memorial, said Medvedev’s speech struck directly at “the center of the contemporary discussion of Stalin and Stalinism the question about victory and the price of v ictory.” Though Putin spoke with compassion of Stalin’s victims on the same holiday in 2 007, Medvedev went much farther by o ffering concrete proposals about museu ms and the search for mass graves, Roginsky said. Whether those proposals are realized depends entirely on Medvedev and the current authorities,” he added. “What we are waiting to see is whether he has the power to realizee ven part of our expectations,” he said. “I have serious doubts about that. But of course, I am waiting.” The president’s remarks came as good n ews to Roman Romanov, the deputy director of the State Museum of the History of the Gulag, a cluster of fiver ooms whose entrance is in a courtyard o ff one of Moscow’s most upscale shop ping streets. The signage is so poor, Romanov complained, “that people walk down Petrovka and don’t evenk now we’re here,” and he gently criti cized the exhibits as “a bit provincial.” There is, as well, a generational problem. At 27, Romanov is younger than his co-workers by 30 or 40 years. When he took the job, he said, people his age did not understand, and one friend tried t o talk him out of it. He told me not to do it,” Romanov said. “He said it was too depressing, and I needed to be more positive. He thought this was all about criminals. I told him, ‘Now I understand I am doing the right thing.’ ” (This article is by Ellen Barry c.2009 New York Times News Service) Wake up, Bahamas! LETTERS l etters@tribunemedia.net NOTICEis hereby given that CHRISTIAN APPOLON of DUMPING GROUNDCR, Apt#1,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 24th of October, 2009 to the Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.NOTICE NOTICEis hereby given that EDITH MEDELUS of CARMICHAEL , 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 twentyeight days from the 24th of October, 2009 to the Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.NOTICE &+()(('('$SSOLFDQWPXVWKDYH\HDUV H[SHULHQFHLQPDQDJLQJNLWFKHQDQG LQYHQWRU\ XVWEHFUHDWLYHLQPHQXSODQQLQJ $SSOLFDQWPXVWEHZLOOLQJWROLYHRQD VPDOOLVODQGDQGPXVWEHVLQJOH RRPDQGERDUGZLOOEHLQFOXGHG $OOLQWHUHVWHGSDUWLHVSOHDVHFRQWDFW6HDSUD\ 5HVRUWtDULQD :KLWHRXQG+RSHRZQ$EDFR %DKDPDV DWWHOHSKRQHQXPEHU E DITOR, The Tribune. T HEdebate on the new Subdivision legislation, certainly brought some interesting comments and alleged contri-b utions by MPs, which were absolutely totally rubbish. T he MP for Killarney obviously does not know that to occupy a new residence, you are required to obtain an Occupancy Certificate from the Ministry of Public Works. N o Occupancy Certificate will be issued if the residence is n ot connected to BEC, Water and Sewerage and has a sew er system, either main or soak away. Why did the Killarney MP try to make an issue for some of his constituents, where clearly if the residence is being occupied, it is being occupied illegally? Doesn’t his own Ministry, Ministry of Health, also have to inspect and certify everything from a health aspect isa pproved and to standard. Boy ignorance is certainly bliss! H. STUBBS, N assau, October 28, 2009. EDITOR, The Tribune. Re: Man charged with murder of mother during robbery T ribune, 22 September, 2 009 IT is common for some Tribune journalists to report an armed robbery as being “daring.” This poor use of words often wrongly conveys an impression of the perp exhibiting courage or brav ery, or even a touch of intel ligence, etc. In fact, the scumbags are anything but “daring.” However, they are certainly cowardly and definitely stupid. These lowlifes seem to actually go out of their way to demonstrate their stupidity and cowardice during the crime, and this is how they should be d escribed (even though their m others and relatives fre quently only seem to recall their angelic altar boy attributes when they are caught). There are, of course, many other words that could be applied to these puerile and despicable idiots (some may not be fit to be printed), but “daring” is definitely not one of them. KEN W KNOWLES, MD Nassau, September 23, 2009. 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THIS month’s credit analysis by Moody’s Investors Service provides yet more evidence of the mismanagement of the economy by the FNM, PLP chairman Bradley Roberts said. In a statement issued yesterday, Mr Roberts noted that in the first paragraph o f its analysis, Moody’s w arns that “if the increase in debt numbers remains u nchecked it will place s trong downwards pressure o n the current ratings.” Moody’s also noted that “unchecked” debt growthc ould lead to a change in outlook and ultimately the l oss of the country’s A Category rating. In this latest report, Moody's affirmed the Bahamas' A3 rating for for-e ign currency government bonds, but downgraded the r ating for local currency bonds from A1 to A3. Stature This is a very serious matter for the Bahamas. Any downgrade from Moody’s would make it more difficult and more expensive for the country to borrow money in the international credit markets,” MrR oberts said. “It would also r epresent a significant blow to the stature of the country a mong foreign investors – a b low which could threaten the level of direct foreign capital inflows, which are vital to the standard of liv i ng to which many Bahamians had become accustomed.” H e went on to point out numerous points of concernin the report, including that the income of the averageB ahamian is declining, from $ 22,643 in 2007 to $22,560 i n 2008, to a forecast of $21,926 in 2009 and a forec ast of $21,871 for 2010. The report forecast that t he economy will shrink by 3 .9 per cent in 2009, more than twice the “pace of s hrinkage” which the country experienced in 2008,” Mr Roberts noted. “Despite this warning from Moody’s and the real-i ties outlined above, the FNM continues with an a genda of mismanagement which leads Moody’s to forecast that in 2010, the c ountry’s ratio of debt to gross domestic product will climb to 46.6 per cent. Climb This would be an amazing climb from 32.8 per cent in 2006, the last full year of the Christie administration. It is not in the long run interest of the Bahamas for this path of mismanagementt o continue. This dramatic i ncrease in the level of debt with a declining economy is particularly dangerous because the Moody Report a lso points out that the ‘openness of the economy’ i s today greater than it has been at any time in this cent ury, and that in 2008 total t ourism arrivals were the lowest in a decade and data f or the first half of 2009 indicates that 2009 will be worse. The Bahamas can and must do better,” Mr Roberts said. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2009, PAGE 5 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Roberts: more evidence of FNM mismanagement "I vex wid them highfalutin' tingum study abroad in them big, rich, populated country by people who runnin' they mouth against the death penalty for them criminals who gets charged by police, gets bail, charged again, judged guilty by plenty people, tried guilty again, an' so forth at taxpayers expense also. "Them pontificators mussey ain't realise that in this poor, tiny seven by 21 mile long island, if 10 voting peoples lives here an' two is guilty and have to be hanged, then hang them 'cause the rest of us on this lil' tiny island ain't want have to keeps looking over our shoulder all the time to see if we gon' be next!" Reality "I vex because the government know they ain' ga hang no one right now because these people have rights to appeal an' t'ing, but they tryin' to fool the poor, ignorant people who want see a man hang to stop this out of control crime. "These politicians need to fix our education system so that big, grown men and women ain' leaving school barely able to read and write and then maybe we wouldn't see so much t'iefin' and murder. Hanging the man after he commit the crime ain' ga stop Tyrone from stabbing he enemy tomorrowif he can't read, write or find a job he surely ain' ga think his actions through. We need to get this nation together man." Suck Teeth, Sea Breeze "I am vex with the government for the flipping state of the roads in Nassau. How much dumb people in the Ministry of Works it takes to put some fill and tar them gaping potholes? They ga wait 'til the prime minister fall in and bust the tyre on he government car first?" Peter T, Nassau "I am very happy to write to you as a young Bahamian that loves all things Bahamian. I am happy to let you know that at the Harbour Island Homecoming, Bahamian music was the order of the day. It was indeed a pleasure to see so many people dancing and enjoying the sounds of such Bahamian artists as Ancient Man, Funky D, Therese Hepburn and the list goes on. I am happy that our music is once again being accepted by our people. Bahamian music sweet!" Native music lover "I am happy because they brought back the International Cultural Fair. It was great. Thanks to the committee because I know it is not easy to arrange an event like that. Thanks and we look forward to next year.” Shirley Smith, East Street South Are you vex? Send your complaints to 'whyyouvex@tribunemedia.net' or fax to 328-2398. WHY YOU VEX? P LP CHAIRMAN B radley Roberts

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Dress-up options for By JEFFARAH GIBSON WITH the release of scary films like Saw VI, the election of President Barack O bama and the ongoing M ichael Jackson frenzy, t here are tonnes of great costume ideas for Halloween this year. Tribune Entertainment e xplored the myriad of d ress-up options out t here. H ALLOWEEN C OSTUMES FOR CHILDREN Parents should have an e asy time finding a Halloween costume for the little ones this year, as there is aw ide selection of action and cartoon characters to choose f rom. B ut Holly Peal at Home Fabrics said she has recently s een a slight shift in preferences when it comes to child ren’s costumes. She said children have been requesting “career cost umes” over the usually popular superhero outfits. When kids come into our store they ask for a doctor costume, or police costumes;i t’s more of the career look they are going for this time a round,” Ms Peal said. W hile some children are interested in a professional l ook, others can still choose t o be a pirate, Nascar dri ver, Snow White or a little Bumble Bee. H ALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR WOMEN O ne interesting option for t he ladies in this year’s Hall oween season, is Disney c haracter costumes which h ave been refashioned to fit w omen of all shapes and sizes. But the most popular costume this year is the French maid outfit. Others are the lady bug, the cowgirl and the pirate wench. H ALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR MEN T his year for men its all a bout MJ. Men are copying t he King of Pop’s ‘Thriller’ look, as well as the ‘Beat It’ look. W ith a jheri curl wig, sequined jacket, sparkling gloves and penny loafers, they can transform into pop royalty. US President Barack Obama has also become e xtremely popular among H alloween fans. Men can achieve the presidential look by purchasing a Barack O bama mask and adding a p instripe suit and red neckt ie. Although some men are going all out for their Halloween party this year, there are some who are lastminute shoppers and prefer something very simple. For those, Home Fabric’s Ms P eal suggests the following: Men are usually last m inute, so when they come into the store they can pickup the masks and a black cape for the ‘Scream’ look.” CLASSICS Costumes that will probab ly never get old: The grim r eaper, the witch, the mummy, Frankenstein, the vampire, the werewolf, the d emon and the devil. They a re the easiest to find, and f or those who are not interested in the ready-made costumes, the easiest to create at home. THE DO-IT-YOURSELF COSTUMES I f you want to ensure that y ou have an unique look this H alloween, it is probably best to put a few pieces together and create your own costume. These costumes are sometimes the best because you don’t have to settle for what the stores a re selling and your dream o f the perfect costume can be brought to life. I T’S time again for Hollywood to roll out its darkest and goriest fare. Today is Halloween, and while some of you have been working on elaborate costume ideas and spooky party events, you mightw ant to consider incorpor ating a night at the movies into your plans. H ere are some of new f ilms that could get you in the mood for the year’s scariest night. S aw VI It’s become a tradition these past few years – if it’sH alloween, there must be a new ‘Saw’ movie. And the makers of the popular series rarely disappoint.T he sixth installment sees D etective Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) emerge as the successor to Jigsaw’s legacy of mayhem. He quicklyb ecomes the target of the FBI, but that doesn’t stop him from continuing the diabolical scheme begun by Jigsaw five movies ago. (MPAA Rating: R; Starring: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Mark Rolston; Director: Kevin Greutert ) Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant Cashing in on the current vampire craze, Universal Pictures brings us a fantasyadventure movie based on the popular book series by Darren Shan. The Vampire's Assistant tells the frightening tale of a boy who unknowingly breaks a 200-year-old truce between two warring factions of vampires. Darren (Chris Massoglia used to be like most boys his age in his suburban neighbourhood. He hung out with his best friend, got decent grades and usually stayed out of trouble. But when he and his buddy stumble upon a travelling freak show, things begin to change inside Darren. That’s the exact moment when a vampire named Larten Crepsley (John C Reilly) turns him into something, well, blood thirsty. (MPAA Rating: PG-13; Starring: John C Reilly, Ken Watanabe, Josh Hutcher s on, Chris Massoglia; Director: Paul Weitz) The House of the Devil In this Satanic thriller set in the 1980s, a college sophomore by the name ofS amantha (Jocelin Dona hue) is lured into an old Victorian house by a creepyc ouple who promise her a b aby-sitting job. Only prob lem, there is no baby! Turns out the couple, Mr and Mrs Ullman (Tom Noonan andM ary Woronov) want Sam to watch their elderly relative while they celebratet he lunar eclipse. As the night progresses, Sam realises she may have a major role to play in theU llman’s frightening ritual. ( MPAA Rating: R; Starring: Jocelin Donahue, Gre ta Gerwig, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov, AJ Bowen,D ee Wallace; Director: Ti West) The Stepfather “This Fall, Daddy’s Home” is the tagline of this remake of a 1987 movie by the same name. In the 2009 version, Michael Harding, played by Gossip Girl hottie Penn Badgley, returns home from military school to find his mother (Sela Ward ly in love and living with her new boyfriend, David (Dylan Walsh As the two men get to know each other, Michael becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand. Is he really the man of his mother’s dreams or could David be hiding a dark side? (MPAA Rating: PG-13; Starring: Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward, Penn Badgley, Sherry Stringfield, Jon Tenney, Paige Turco; Director: Nelson McCormick) Also new out on DVD are ‘Drag Me to Hell’ , Sam Raimi’s newest, terrifying and funny horror movie in the tradition of the ‘Evil Dead’ series; and ‘Orphan’, in which a family realises that they got more than they bargained for when they adopted a mysterious nine-year-old girl from Romania . Screen screams for this Saturday C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2009 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM CENTRAL GOSPEL CHAPELCHRISTIE & DOWDESWELL STREETS Tel: 325-2921SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST, 2009 Bible Class: 9:45 a.m. Breaking of Bread Service: 10:45 a.m. Community Outreach: 11:30 a.m. Evening Service: 7:00 p.m. Midweek Service 7:30 p.m. (Wednesdays) Sisters’ Prayer Meeting: 10:00 a.m. (2nd Thursday of each month 11:30 A.M. SpeakerDr. Darron Halliday 7:00 a.m. Rev. Carla Culmer/Sis. Katherine Rose 11:00 a.m. Rev. Carla Culmer/Sis. Nathalie Thompson (HC7:00 p.m .Bro. Franklyn Bethel/Members-At-Large Grant’s Town Wesley Methodist Church(Baillou Hill Rd & Chapel Street) P.O.Box CB-13046 The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427 (www.gtwesley.org)SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST, 2009Theme: “ But As For Me And My Household, We Will Serve the Lord” HALLOWEEN JOHN C. 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require traffic impact studies; others calling for provisions that would permit construction in a flood prone area subject to the floor of structures being above the high-water mark and/or the developer being required to create drainage pools and or grade lines to permit flooding of defined areas. “I assure that all views received will be considered and if accepted will be included in the legislation prior to its final passage and promulgation. Already there is agreement, for example, to improve on a number of definitions contained in the Bill and to define additional terms associated with land clearing and development.” One of the most beneficial aspects of the Bill, Mr Ingraham said, is that when enacted and enforced it will significantly reduce the time, and hence the cost now associated with obtaining Town Planning approval for the construction of a home or duplex in an approved subdivision. “Provisions contained in this Bill will enable individuals seeking to construct a residence in an approved residential subdivision to make a single application to Building Control Unit, pay the requisite fee for their permit and proceed with the construction of their residence. “This aside, a bad development decision is bad whether we are in good or bad economic times. Requiring developers to meet minimum standards, install infrastructure, provide access to all essential utility services, prohibit development on wetlands, and ensure that developments do not cause unsustainable damage to our natural resources can not be reserved for good economic times only. “Individuals investing in property and constructing residences during lean economic times require and expect that they willreceive good value for money. As a government, we have an obligation to provide reasonable safeguards by law and regulation and enforcement, to ensure that people do receive value for money spent.” Mr Ingraham also added that he found it interesting that some members of the PLP have used their contributions to the debate to highlight issues which they believe ought to take priority over Town Planning and Subdivision Development. “Some questioned whether the Bill would increase employment; another was concerned with whether the Bill contained a hidden tax; still others wished to know whether the Bill would remove obstacles associated with development of Commonage Land and by some manner closed fishing seasons were also raised. And then, the Member for Englerston used her contribution to highlight her deep concern for the large amounts of land that have been and are being sold to foreigners under the International Persons Landholding Act. “My Government may not disagree with Members Opposite that the matters raised by them are of consequence to the people of the Bahamas. I find it curious however, that in their most recent single term in office, these matters, of such great import now, were not addressed by them when given the opportunity to do so by the Bahamian people. “During the last Budget exercise I had the occasion to remind Members Opposite that notwithstanding their fondness for attacking the International Persons Landholding Act in Oppo sition, they had done nothing to amend or repeal the Act when in office. “I reminded them that in government they had been especially fond of coming to this place to report on the tremendous success they were experiencing in selling land to international persons for the creation of high-end residential gated communities. The only explanation that I received came as I recall from the Leader of the Opposition who suggested words to the effect that his government did nothing to change the law because the economy was bene fiting so significantly from the provisions of the Act that they did not want to mess with the proverbial goose and its golden eggs,” he said. However Mr Ingraham said that in creating in the International Land Holding Act they had to repealed a draconian law that stifled investment and stunted the real estate market, because his government in 1993 believed that it would be good for the Bahamas and good for the Bahamian people. “And so it proved to be. However, having watched Members Opposite abuse the provisions of the law during five years in government, we undertook amendments to that law since returning to office in 2007, reducing the amount of land that international persons might acquire in the Bahamas without obtaining the prior approval of the Investments Board. That is whata responsible, responsive and caring government does. And because we are a responsible, responsive and caring government we have in this term of office introduced an unemployment benefit, created a new labour training programme, increased social assistance pro grammes, offered special assistance to restore electricity service to families most impacted by the economic downturn, and accelerated a number of large scale public infrastructural development projects to stimulate economic activity and job creation during these tough economic times. “And no, there is no new hidden tax contained in the provisions of the Bill before you. I understand the fear associated with change. Fear of change is perhaps inherent all the more so when one seeks to reform long standing legislation and procedures. Those who have learned to live and work and make a handsome living in an old sys tem, or the lack of a system, are nearly always unwilling to learn a new way. Still, if we are to become better and we must, we must change,” he said. 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January 1, 1994 = 100 (S) 4-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 8/8/2007 (S1) 3-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 7/11/200730-Sep-09 30-Sep-09 30-Sep-09 30-Sep-09 NAV Date 30-Sep-09Colina Over-The-Counter Securities BISX Listed Mutual FundsTO TRADE CALL: COLINA 242-502-7010 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 | FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 | COLONIAL 242-502-752531-Aug-09 30-Sep-09 31-Dec-07 30-Sep-09 30-Sep-09 23-Oct-09 30-Sep-09MARKET TERMS was performed? "It wasn't there before – which means something went wrong," said Mrs Adderley. “They keep touching it saying 'oh it's only fat don't worry about it' or 'we'll see if she's going to grow it out'. If it's fat, why is it different from the rest of her stomach? Why is one side of her tummy poking bigger than the other?" U nsatisfied with PMH's diagnosis, Mrs Adderley said she sought a second opinion in April, with the doctor confirming her fears that surgery was necessary. He told her that once her consulting doctor at PMH has made the diagnosis, he would perform the surgery under the Public Hospitals Authority, as her parents are unable to afford a private doctor and refuse to allow the initial team that operated on her d aughter a second chance. On July 23, Mrs Adderley wrote a letter requesting the consulting doctor to take an ultrasound to fully examine the site or to run additional tests so that all possibilities are explored. To date, she says, there has been no response. Mrs Adderley added: "I pleaded with them even if it is fat, why can't you still go in and just check? Give me the peace of mind now rather than waiting m ore than year to decide whether or not you will even re-examine." She claims the hospital has now said Lashawnta should come back in October 2010 to be reexamined. The hospital’s attitude has left Mrs Adderley frustrated with the quality of public health care in the Bahamas. She feels as though because she does not have the money to sue for malpractice, the hospital is unconcerned towards finding a solution. "Nobody is giving me any answers, I don't know where to go, I don't know where to turn," said Mrs Adderley. "I'm just getting the run-around, I don't think anyone is taking it seriously but as a mother how can I sit back seeing her like this, knowing it wasn't like this before the surgery – and do nothing while she lives like that." The Tribune made several attempts to contact hospital officials for comment yesterday. None of the calls were returned . port for the arts, as an area that contributes to national development, not only directly in terms of the country’s cultural enrichment, but also as a component of the economy.” Nassau Music Society president Patrick Thomson said he is pleased that the society is able to help young students of music to achieve their goals. Magistrate’s Court on charges related to possession of forged bank notes. Jamal Sargent, 28, was charged with possession of a quantity of papers with impressions of currency notes amounting to $15,500 and arraigned in Magistrate’s Court Eight on Monday. Sargent, of Victoria Garden, off Gladstone Road, Nassau, was further chared with posession of materials for forging notes. His charge claims he had nine Bahamian $10 notes,173 Bahamian $20 notes,109 Bahamian $50 notes, and 65 Bahamian $100 notes while knowing them to be forged and puporting them to be genuine cur rency. The counterfeit cash said to be in Sargent's possession added to $15,500. Sargent pleaded not guilty to both charges and opted to have his case heard at the Magistrate’s Court. FROM page one Man accused of having fake USbills PM hits back FROM page one H UBERTINGRAHAM FROM page one Mother’s fears $80,000 donation F ROM page one

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By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net T ONIGHT will be a special one for a number of former and current Bahamian athletes. Under the patronage of Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture will hold a joint National Hall of Fame & Sports Heritage Week Induction Class of 2009 and Team Bahamas Award Presentations. The gala banquet will take place at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel, starting at 7:30 p.m. under the theme: “Sophisticated play is an indicant of development.” Martin Lundy, the Director of Sports, said it’s a challenge because the way they have merged the two events at the same time. “Each deserve their own attention in terms of their importance, but it’s a challenge we are up tobecause we’re honoring the present and the past,” he said. While the 24 members that repre sented the country at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin, Germany in August will be honoured, the night will also be ded icated to the induction of 15 past outstanding athletes, coaches and administrators into the National Hallof Fame. “The Team Celebrations speaks for itself,” Lundy said. “But the Induction gives the Sports Depart ment another opportunity to bring people together to honour those athletes that have proven themselvesin the past. “This event is a special one because it says to us that the successes that we are enjoying right now, it was built on the successes of those athletes whom we are induct ing.” Lundy said they hope to show the country’s appreciation to those ath letes, whose exploits may have gone unnoticed in the past and at the same time, say thanks to those ath letes who continue to shine for the Bahamas. The majority of Team Bahamas will be coming home after the bronze medal performance of Deb bie Ferguson-McKenzie in the women’s 200 metres and the silver by the women’s 4 x 100 relay team of Sheni qua ‘Q’ Ferguson, Chandra Sturrup, Christine Amertil and FergusonMcKenzie in Berlin. While some members of the team will be presented with incentive grants from the Bahamas Government, all of the inductees or their representatives (in the case of the deceased) will be presented with plaques. Their photos will also be mounted on plaques that will hang on the wall of the Ministry as they join the oth er Bahamians who have already been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Here’s a brief biography of the 15 inductees: Perry Gladstone Christie, MP. From the earliest moments of his life, Perry Christie transposed his compulsion for excellence into levels of success that revolutionised the thinking of young Bahamians. He was summoned to become a three-time national champion in his event, the triple Jump. He was further destined to sand-blast his name in the bedrock of history by winning for this Commonwealth, its first international Medal in a field event, having captured a Bronze at the 1962 Central American and Caribbean Games. Bradley Tyrone Thomas Cooper Bradley Cooper exemplified a concept that the most powerful individual is one who has himself in his own power. Here the unmistakable allusion is to Cooper's display of prodigious strength as an implements throwing champion, and his penchant for walking softly among the noise of an existence embellished by his accomplishment as a bonified National Hero, a United States Collegiate, Commonwealth, Pan American and Central American and Caribbean Games Champi on. It is with certitude then, that Cooper consistently lived the expression by Seneca that truly powerful men have themselves within their own power. Forence ‘Flo’ Rolle Florence Rolle was the paragon of world class athleticism in the 20th century. She accumulated a resume that included participation in the Central American & Caribbean Basketball Championships, The Pan American Games in Volleyball; The Central American and Caribbean Games in Softball where she was selected as the Best Cather; the Caribbean Softball Championships; the Quantico Relays in Virginia; the World Netball Championships; the Caribbean Field Hockey Champi onships and the World Softball Championships where she was instrumental in leading The Bahamas to the Bronze Medal and the # 3 ranking in the World. She therefore proved to be a home grown and groomed athlete, pol ished enough to compete against the best athletes of the world and bend them to her will. Clifton ‘Cliff’Wilson Clifton Wilson had no difficulty with the common sense of his times that men who are committed to improving themselves will always find a way to do so, even if it means taking matters into their own hands and utilizing their own hands to cleara path for themselves. He managed to secure a starting place in the lineup of the Penny Bankers Baseball Club from 1954 to the early 1960's, as an infielder/outfielder. This Club created new standards of excellence while dominating local baseball for more than a decade. Such greatness he transferred into bodybuilding which contributed to his rapid development in that sport. Although his first competition was in 1962, he won the Mr. Bahamas Bodybuilding title in 1963. He captured the Mr. Grand Bahama Title in 1969 and the Mr. West Indies Title in 1970. By such remarkable achievements, he solidified the reputation of The Bahamas a world power in bodybuilding. Alexander Doyle Burrows Alexander Doyle Burrows is described as a determined man who will do more with a rusted wrench than another will accomplish with a machine shop filled with precision tools. His legacy is one of fine accomplishments in sports, extending from the records he set as an athlete at Southern Senior Secondary School to the transformation of the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre into the national metropolis for the practice of sport. His accomplishments include managing national teams that participated in major track and field meets across the globe, from Bar bados to Beijing. He first became noticed as a mul ti-sport athlete in track and field at Southern Senior Secondary School where he registered a phenomenal feat at the Public School Meet in 1957. There, he mastered the competi tion in the 800m, the 1,600m, the 5,OOOm, the high jump, the pole vault and the shot putt, a perfor mance that qualified him as the local patriarch of the decathlon. Richard ‘the Lion Hearted’ Johnson Richard Johnson was the mae stro of the mound who aligned max imum effort with optimum outcome, so much so that even the distant sound of his name was sufficient to strike fear in the minds of the Americans, the hearts of the Canadians and the feet of the Cubans, all his victims at world level competitions. The sum was that he proved himself to be among the world's greatest softball pitchers the history the sport. His stint with the Budweiser Eagles resulted in eight consecutive National Championships and he was voted either the Most Valuable Player or Best Pitcher on each occasion. His international achievements were just as superb, having elevated the status of the Bahamas in the international softball community from 1977-1998. In fact, he orches trated the Bahamas toward its high est international ranking at the World Championships in 1980. Glen Wells Glen Wells enjoys supreme affil iation with the scriptural notion that "hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossi ble." His interconnection with such a notion is what has so heavily contributed to a rich quality of life that has brought intense cheer to the hearts of all with whom he engages, and to whatever the endeavour he deems worthy of his attention. He was among the first to excel in bodybuilding in The Bahamas, win ning the Mr. Bahamas contest in 1960 and again in 1961. He was declared Mr. Universe in his weight category at the Contest in 1962. He returned to the Contest in 1964 and again in 1965, earning a Bronze Medal. In 1967 however, he won the overall title of Mr. Universe. Ed Smith Ed Smith possessed personal aspiration as brilliant as the sun which created a longer shadow over HALL OF F AME INDUCTION CEREMONY SET FOR TONIGHT C M Y K C M Y K SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2009 THETRIBUNE PAGE 9 INSIDE International sports news TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM J ankovic s tops W ozniacki, r eaches D oha s emifinal pg 10 2009 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES SEE page 10 Perry Gladstone ChristieBradley CooperForence RolleClifton Wilson Alexander Doyle Burrows R ichard Johnson Glen WellsEd Smith Errol BodieRobert Edward Isaacs Samuel Davies P ercival FordLeon Knowles Anothony CarrollDr. Timothy Barrett, M.D

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C M Y K C M Y K SPORTS P AGE 10, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2009 TRIBUNE SPORTS T ENNIS DOHA, Qatar Assocaited Press J ELENA Jankovic advanced to the semifin als of the WTA Sony Ericsson Championships on Friday after routing a tired Caroline Wozn iacki 6-2, 6-2 in the last group-stage round. The former top-ranked Serb broke twice in the first set and then took a 4-0 lead in the s econd. W ozniacki won two grueling three-set matches on Wednesday and Thursday and looked l ike she had simply run out of energy in the hot weather, often a step slow and failing to chasedown balls. “I just came out playing aggressively,” J ankovic said. “I really wanted to dictate the points.” The 19-year-old Dane can still advance if V ictoria Azarenka loses to alternate Agniesz ka Radwanska later Friday. Jankovic lost to Azarenka in straight sets in h er first round-robin match, and won her seco nd when the injured Dinara Safina retired in t he third game. In total, she had spent 95 minutes on the court before a rest day on Thursday. W ozniacki won two grueling three-set matches that lasted a combined 5 hours, 48 minutes. When she finally held serve for 4-1 int he second set, she raised her fist in mock triumph and laughed. She then broke Jankovic for the first time, but couldn’t muster a comeback as the Serb answered with her fifth break of the match before serving it out. Wozniacki struggled with severe leg cramps before beating Vera Zvonareva on Thursday,b ut seemed to move OK on Friday. Also Friday, Elena Dementieva played Russian compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova to determine the final semifinalist from the M aroon Group. Dementieva will advance with a win, while defending Venus Williams reach es the knockout stage if she loses. T he lucrative tournament is the last WTA Tour event of the year for the eight top-ranked women. Serena Williams has already secureda spot in the semifinals, along with the yearend No. 1 ranking. Jankovic stops Wozniacki, reaches Doha semifinal J ELENA Jankovic of Serbia celebrates upon winning her singlesm atch against C aroline Wozniacki of Denmark at the WTA Tennis Championships, in Doha, Qatar Fri-d ay, Oct. 30, 2 009. K i r s t y W i g g l e s w o r t h / A P P h o t o t he burdens of his past, casting them well behind him. Laden with such hope, he carved out an eminent place i n Bahamian Sports by becoming the first Bahamian to be drafted to play professional football by a National F ootball League (NFL in 1973. He became a starter in his first year and retained that status for four years. He dis covered American football in 1 963 as a multi-sport athlete at St. Augustine's College, Fox Hill. In 1966, he trans ferred to George Washington H igh in Denver, Colorado and there he became an out standing defensive end. I n 1972, he was recruited by the University of Colorado where he won All American Honours. Upon graduation in1 973, he was drafted by the Broncos, having been named Kodak All American. He retired just prior to the start of the NFL's 1977 season. Errol Bodie Errol Bodie enjoyed his first fourteen years in New Providence. His mother hailed from West End, Grand Bahama, so firm roots were established for him there after completing Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. His high school days were spent as an outstanding ath lete in the New York City school system, graduating from historic Benjamin Franklin High in 1965. The skills he demonstrated there in the 400 meters were combined with teammates to establish a number of records at New York's Madison Square Garden. As a champion 400M sprinter, he achieved 48.0 seconds, two seconds outside the world record at that time. His return to The Bahamas in 1974 was significant because it issued in the birth of Grand Bahama as a force in track and field, unleashing the inte grated power of these Islands to create a new order in Caribbean track and field. He produced this country's first Carifta gold medallist, commencing the trend towards its first Carifta Games title in 1978. Robert Edward ‘Bob’ Isaacs Isaacs was rooted in a the powerful axiom that more important than the will to win is the courage to begin. He was gifted to achieve, with the ability to excel in track and field, cricket, basketball, base ball, soccer, rugby, lawn ten nis or swimming. He achieved international prominence in lawn tennis during the 1930's and as player and coach with St. George's soccer team during the 1950's and 1969's. His a rare combination of skills and the dexterity with which he practised them gives credence to the argument that he must be regarded as the most versatile athlete this c ountry has ever produced. An exceptional chapter of h is athletic career though was his collaboration with his uncle, Sir Kendal, to lead their Dragons basketball clubt o undefeated seasons in five consecutive years, from 1944 to 1949. S amuel Edwin Price ‘Sir Day’ Davies Samuel Davies displayed e arliest conception of the notion that when one becomes complacent with thep lace one presently occupies, t hen that place becomes too large for that occupant. He therefore recognized t he dangers of complacency, causing him to constantly retool his skills, with the result that he enjoyed an extended r eign as the sprint champion of the Bahamas, from 1924 to 1935. H e also made high marks as a Rugby player, regarded as the fastest and most elusive winger. He also was a preeminent striker in soccer and an exceptionally complete player in cricket, partic i pating in both for St. George's. Upon his retirement from active competition, he endured a prolonged interest in athletics, to the degree that he was a founding Vice president of the Bahamas Amateur Athletic Association in 1952. Percival Edmund Wentworth ‘Wenty’ Ford Percival Ford was inject ed with a fever for sports from the age of seven, dwelling in a house of ten siblings, located almost on the boundary of Windsor Park. From the very beginning, he played and excelled against boys twice his age. He was a child prodigy, making the national cricket team as a twelve year old bowler in 1959. His foremost successes though were in baseball and basketball. He signed a con tract with the Atlanta Braves in 1966 and was assigned to their Minor League system where pitched a perfect game in 1967. He made the Major Leagues in 1973 but devel oped tendonitis in his pitching arm in 1974, interrupting fur ther success and he retired in 1975. He then concentrated on the St. Pauli Girl’s Baron in baseball and the Kentucky Colonels in basketball. The records they created remain with the reaches of very few championships basketball or baseball clubs. Edward Leon ‘Apache’ Knowles Edward Knowles believed in self-help and was convinced that he could suc ceed at any task he was assigned in order to succeed. He acquired personal industry in his early days in Simms, Long Island and this served him well in developing an appreciation for due diligence, a ttention to detail and the importance of punctuality. T hese qualities were the tools he used to develop his natural talents as an athlete and coach. He first task wasc oaching at the junior and senior levels before being selected to coach internationally. H e led The Bahamas to Gold Medal performances at the Caribbean Softball Champ ionships in 1977, 1979 and again in 1982. He managed The Bahamas to its bestr esults at that World Fast P itch Tournament in Taco ma, Washington. He was inducted into the I nternational Softball Feder ation's Hall of Fame in 1988, becoming the first Bahamian to achieve such an honour. Anothony ‘Bruce’ Carroll (1941-2007 Anthony Carroll was gifted with the physical tools to dominate the world in his sport, yet emotionally intelligent enough to eloquently master the craft of acting as a member of the Screen Actors G uild of America. His artistic interests were evident in the array of indi vidual costume awards he won at the annual Junkanoo parades in hi fifty-fives years of participation. He moved to study in New York in 1968. That same year he won the State of New York Bodybuilding Championships. In 1970, he won the United States Bodybuilding Championships, being named Mr. America. He conquered the Mr. World Title in 1975. The pinnacle of his bodybuilding career was achieved in 1977 when he won the Mr. Universe Contest. He used that fame to gain entry into the film industry where he starred in a number of successful movies. Dr. Timothy Barrett, M.D. Dr. Timothy "Timmy" Barrett's had the genetic makeup, global intelligence and physical gifts which col lect to form the perfect synthesis of forces which power the performance of undisputed champions. His skill sets and work eth ic easily predicted a line of progress that would result in regularly podium positions. As a school boy in 1965, he leaped to a distance of 48' 11", erasing the existing school record by almost three feet. That same year he advanced to set national school records in the discus and javelin throws. At the Central American and Caribbean Games in 1966, Barrett earned this country's first international Gold Medal in the triple Jump with a leap of 51' 1/2". Participating at the regional and world level, he was able to elevate his performance in the triple jump to achieve a leap of 54-6, a distance still relevant more than 40 years later. FROM page nine 2009 Hall of Fame inductees By BRENT STUBBS S enior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net ALTHOUGH he’s known a s a middle distance runner, O neil Williams say he won’t m ind trying his hand at a fullyfledge marathon. Williams, back home after graduating from college, said he’s excited that the Bahamasi s finally going to relaunch m arathon running with the initial Bahamas Marathon on February 14. “I’m looking forward to running it, but as far as the distance, that’s a lot,” saidW illiams, who has held his o wn on the local road running scene. “I’m definitely going tor un it, but as far as the distance, I don’t know about the training for it yet.” T he longest distance Williams has ran is a half marathon or 13 miles. But thatw as when he was about 15 years old. At age 26, Williams said he didn’t envision run-n ing a 26-mile marathon just yet. “It’s good that they are f inally having a marathon h ere,” Williams said. “But I really don’t think there will be that much competition h ere. So when I go into the race, I will probably just jog the first 18-19 miles and then see what happen from there because that’s the longest race that I’ve ever ran.” Originally, Williams said once he got into his 30s, hew as hoping to compete in his first marathon. But now that there’s one on the agenda here, he’s going to compete in it earlier than he anticipated. “It will probably bring out a l ot of the top distance runners who have since retired,” Williams said. “I think they will want to train for it now because they can actually get some awards that are more w orthwhile than just trophies.” H ome here since May 11, W illiams said he’s not been training as consistently as he s hould have because his focus was on getting settled in the job market. B ut, once he seeks out a job, he will definitely get a lit-t le more serious about his t raining again as he looks forw ard to next year. A s he was preparing to complete his tenure at Bened ict College in Colombia, S outh Carolina, Williams suff ered an injury that forced him t o skip out on competing for m ost of the season. That also ruined his bid to try out for the Bahamas team that competed at the 12thI AAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany in August. But now that he’s properly healed, Williams said he’s refocused and gearing up not just for the marathon, but also the Central American andC aribbean Championships and the Commonwealth Games next year. This is my second week running really strong without any aggravation to my leg,”h e said. “So I think next year, I ’m really going to produce some really good times once I can get settled into a job.” Williams looking forward to competing in marathon Oneil Williams

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2009, PAGE 11 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM OUT & ABOUT IN THE 242 EXPRESS YOURSELF, which takes place every Wednesday at the Hub on Bay Street, has created quite a following. The event attracts aspiring artists, writers, fans of the performing arts and anyone who enjoys music and poetry. The event provides an open mic for everyone ready to take to the stage and perform to the audience and many of Nassau’s young artists pass through regularly. Express Yourself, organised by Nadine Thomas-Brown and Christopher Adderley, is a venue for Bahamian artists to showcase their talent and the Hub, with its eclectic and artistic style and ambiance, provides the perfect backdrop. The content draws from all the performing arts and the audience is often inspired by the pieces as many challenge stereotypes and deal with topics such as identity, sexuality and community in an artistic and daring way. As Chris and Nadine say: “Artist permit concepts to float above and below the surface in which there is a constant, yet shifting interplay between national, racial and sensuous identities. We aim to promote, inform, present, preserve, advance and archive all artistic form. After all, art is a unifying language and we should do all we can to protect its survival. At Express Yourself you will be rewarded with the most unique art experience of all, performance art uncensored and incredibly powerful.” So anyone who is interested in live poetry, music and the performing arts should check out the Hub and enjoy the performances, chill with some friends at the bar or maybe take the mic and Express Yourself. Event organizers Chris Adderley a nd Nadine ThomasBrown. Jonathan Murray, Steven Turnquest, Chris Adderley ( Roots & CultureExpress Yourself), Tuesday White