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Youths must be
accompanied by
adult following
double shooting

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

alowe@tribunemedia.net

UNACCOMPANIED
youths are to be barred from
all areas of Atlantis, resort
chiefs said yesterday.

Announcing a clampdown
in the wake of Saturday’s
double shooting, bosses at the
resort also condemned irre-
sponsible parents for using
Atlantis as a “teen sitting ser-
vice”.

With the hotel already
beefing up its general security
levels in the last year, execu-
tives said they will now also
“re-strategise on where our
(security) resources are
placed” as they continue to
look for ways to ensure the
safety of their guests and oth-
er visitors.

Speaking with the media
yesterday, Chief Executive
Officer George Markantonis
suggested that the gun attack
on two security officers came

in part as a consequence of
the hoards of unsupervised
teenagers who hang out at the
resort every weekend.

He went on to admonish
parents, saying there is “no
excuse” for them to dump
their children on the resort
“to police”.

Mr Markantonis warned
that Atlantis soon intends to
block weekend entry to the
property by any teenagers and
younger children who are not
joined by their parents or
another responsible adult.

Two security officers, one
a police reservist, were
gunned down at point blank
range in the rear part of the
Marina Village shortly before
10pm on Saturday. Reports
reaching The Tribune from
police were that two
teenagers carried out the
attack because they had been
previously moved on for
harassing young girls.

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areas of Atlantis.

Atlantis to offer 200 new

jobs before end of year

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

alowe@tribunemedia.net

ATLANTIS is set to offer
200 new jobs to Bahamians
before the end of the year,
executives revealed yesterday.

Describing the move as
“the bit of positive news for
the new year” from the resort,
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A CLASSROOM filled
with students at the Col-
lege of the Bahamas has
been robbed at gunpoint
by a man posing as a stu-
dent.

According to reports
from students on the cam-
pus, someone entered the
classroom and produced
a firearm, demanding
money, cell-phones and
other valuables from stu-
dents.

With the police failing
to warn the public of the
incident, which happened
two weeks ago, it is
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other similar attacks at the
campus - especially at the
college’s T-block parking
lot.

A female student told
The Tribune yesterday
there have been “sprees
of robberies all semester
long”.

She said: “Two weeks
ago someone was held up
in a classroom at gunpoint
and a getaway car was
waiting.

“We had a lecturer who
was robbed at the Michael
Eldon building and when

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Proposed Coroner’s
Bill would see
inquests into all
deaths in custody

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

SIGNIFICANT proposed
changes to the Act governing
the Coroner’s Court call for
automatic inquests into the
deaths of all people who die
in police custody or “attempt-
ing to escape” apprehension
by police.

Meanwhile, it adds a power
for the Coroner to compel
another authority to further
investigate a death if he/she
believes it would be in the
public interest.

Under the new proposed
Coroner’s Bill, which would
replace the previous Act,
passed in 1909, there is a new
list of circumstances in which
a Coroner is obligated or
allowed to inquire into a per-
son’s death.

Requiring that the Coroner
“must” inquire into any
“death in custody”, the pro-
posed Bill says this means that
of anyone “being detained in
any place within The
Bahamas under any law” who
was “in the process of being
apprehended or was being
held” by official authorities,
who was “evading apprehen-
sion” or who “was escaping
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RUMOURS that Prime Minister
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reported leadership challenge by Nation-
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are complete fabrications, a Cabinet min-

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MAGISTRATE’S COURT: ARRAIGNMENT OF ELTORIO FERGUSON, JOHN TELLUS

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Second defendant accused of conspiring to commit murders, arson

By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia. net

A MAN charged with mur-
dering four people, including
a toddler, during an arson
attack in September was
arraigned in a Magistrate’s
Court yesterday afternoon.

A second man accused of
conspiring to commit the mur-
ders and arson was also
arraigned.

The relatives of the four vic-
tims, many of whom donned
T-shirts bearing the photos of
the deceased, waited anx-
iously on Bank Lane for sev-
eral hours yesterday antici-
pating the arraignments.

Shortly after 1pm yesterday,
police escorted 28-year-old
Eltorio Ferguson, to Court
One, Bank Lane to face con-
spiracy charges.

Ferguson is accused of con-
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and neighbor Savanna Stuart,
18. They all died of smoke
inhalation when the family
home in Wilson Tract caught
fire shortly after 7am on
Thursday September 17.

Ferguson’s arraignment had
to be adjourned for nearly
two hours however as police
went to retrieve his co-
accused from Her Majesty’s
Prison.

Police

Shortly before 3pm, police
brought Ferguson’s co-
accused John Tellus, 29, of
Charles Vincent Street to
court.

Tellus is accused of the mur-
ders of the four people as well
as conspiring to commit arson
between September | and 17.
Tellus and Ferguson were not
represented by an attorney
during their arraignment in a
courtroom packed with rela-
tives of the deceased. Several
of them broke into tears as
the charges were read to the
accused.

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Ferguson and Tellus were
not required to enter a plea to
the charges during their
arraignment before Chief
Magistrate Roger Gomez.

They were remanded to Her
Majesty’s Prison. The case has
been adjourned to November
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importance, in an effort to
make a difference in the lives
of young Bahamians.

He is described by friends
as a devout Christian whose
faith reinforced his knack for
the arts and inspired the caus-
es supported in his projects.

Frank Penn started out in
the music scene as a per-
former. He then began pro-
ducing secular albums and
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His latest media project was
a short film which encouraged
teens to wait until marriage to
have sex. Students of CC
Sweeting were treated to a
special premiere screening of
the film in February.

One of his close friends,
Brian Roxbury, described Mr
Penn was a man who always
worked to bring about the
“greater good” in the
Bahamas.

"He was a very caring indi-
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0 In brief COURT OF APPEAL: Extradition to US cases

Listening Devices Act subject
of constitutional arguments

Prosecutors rely on evidence gathered from phone taps

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - A couple
was charged with ammunition
possession in Magistrate’s
Court last week Friday.

Troy Johnson, 37, and
Alarice Johnson, 40, of
Aberdeen Drive appeared in
Court Two before Magistrate
Andrew Forbes. They were
represented by Attorney K
Brian Hanna.

Troy Johnson pleaded
guilty to the charge, and was
cautioned and released.

Alarice Johnson pleaded
not guilty and the prosecution
offered no further evidence
against her, so she was dis-
charged.

The police are urging per-
sons in Grand Bahama to
report any discovery of
firearms, dangerous drugs or
ammunition by calling 911,
352-3107/8 or 352-9774/5.

Customers urged
to take advantage
of BEC lights deal

THE Bahamas Electricity
Corporation is asking cus-
tomers whose electricity sup-
ply has been disconnected to
come in and take advantage
of a deal to have their lights
switched back on.

BEC said in a statement
that it appreciates “the pre-
sent economic climate and the
ongoing challenges faced by
some of its customers in pay-
ing their electricity bills in a
timely manner.

In this regard BEC has
modified its collections pro-
gramme to assist residential
customers.”

The corporation said the
new arrangement requires
that customers pay their latest
bill and enter into an agree-
ment to repay the remaining
balance over the next three
years. New billings must also
be kept current.

“We would like to remind
all customers to continue to
implement energy efficient
practices in their homes, as
conservation is key.

Please visit www.my-
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tion tips and hours of opera-
tion including our Saturday
Mall at Marathon hours,” the
statement said.

Online poll backs
juror investigation
following mistrial

TRIBUNE readers who
took our latest online poll
overwhelmingly supported
the view that following the
declaration of a mistrial in
the John Travolta extor-
tion case, an investigation
should be launched to rule
out juror misconduct.

On Thursday last week,
Senior Justice Anita Allen
discharged MP Picewell
Forbes after he apologised
for incorrectly announcing
during the PLP national
convention that his politi-
cal colleague Pleasant
Bridgewater, one of two
persons charged in connec-
tion with the case, had
been acquitted.

The jury was still delib-
erating at this point.

Of the 239 readers who
voted on tribune242.com,
195 said they would sup-
port such an investigation,
while 44 said they would
oppose it.

Poppies on sale at
Nassau locations

MEMBERS of the Roy-
al Society of St George are
now selling poppies at vari-
ous locations in Nassau.

The flowers symbolise
“forgotten” soldiers who
died during World War I
and the proceeds go to
their families.

They are also worn in
this country to honour the
14 Bahamians who served
in the war.

Poppies grew in the
fields of France where bat-
tles were fought and sol-
diers died. The poppy is
red and this is seen as
being representative of the
blood shed by the soldiers.

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ARGUMENTS over the constitution-
ality of the country’s Listening Devices
Act were raised in the Court of Appeal
yesterday as several men wanted for
extradition to the United States appeared
in the appellate court.

Alleged drug lord Melvin Maycock Sr,
Melvin Maycock Jr Lyden Dean and
Bryan Deal, Tory Lockhart, Laron Lock-
hart, Wilfred Ferguson, Carl Culmer,
Derick Rigby, Trevor Roberts Devroy
Moss, Sheldon Moore, Shanto Curry and
Gordon Newbold are all wanted for
extradition to the United States.

The evidence however on which US
prosecutors are relying in support of
requests for their extradition was gath-
ered through phone taps.

Attorney Maurice Glinton, who first
filed the challenge in 2006, submitted to
the appellate court yesterday that the
Listening Devices Act authorizes the use

of a power to invade the privacy of an
individual.

The extent of that power he said
should properly be vested in the courts
themselves so that if it is to be executed
by any person who is not a judge it can
only be under the judge’s supervision.

The act gives the commissioner of
police the power to authorize the conduct
of wiretaps where there is a reasonable
suspicion that an offense will be com-
mitted.

Criteria

Mr Glinton and attorney Damian
Gomez noted however that the law does
not meet constitutional requirements and
questioned the criteria that determine
when the commissioner has exceeded his
power. Mr Glinton and Mr Gomez rep-
resent the Deals and Maycock Sr.

Assistant Director of Public Prosecu-
tions Franklyn Williams argued however
that the act was not unconstitutional and
contained sufficient safeguards to bring it
within the provisions of the constitution.
He also submitted that any act under the
legislation which the commissioner does
is a necessary part of his investigative
authority which he has by virtue of the
Police Act.

The hearing resumes today. Mr Glin-
ton and attorney Paul Moss represent
Trevor Roberts and Devroy Moss.
Moore is represented by Henry Bost-
wick QC and Murrio Ducille. Mr Ducille
and Jerome Roberts represent Gordon
Newbold.

Mr Roberts also represents Shanto
Curry. Attorney Wayne Munroe repre-
sents Melvin Maycock Jr, Tory Lock-
hart, Laron Lockhart and Wilfred Fer-
guson.

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A CORONER’S Court
inquest into the death of
Asa Bethel, who was
found hanged in a bath-
room in Her Majesty's
Prison last year, began yes-
terday.

According to Court
Marshall Inspector Cephas
Rolle, three prison guards
on duty at the time of
Bethel's death, the arrest-
ing officer and Bethel's
brother testified.

The inquest continues
today at the Coroner's
Court in Victoria Gardens
at 10am. Bethel's body
was found a week after he
was arrested and charged
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BY AVA TURNQUEST
turnquest.ava@gmail.com

THE Montagu Foreshore
Steering Committee is confi-
dent of its ability to bring
timely resolution to the
debate concerning the use and
preservation of Montagu
Foreshore.

Chaired by tourism activist
and public relations executive
Diane Phillips, the commit-
tee presented its preliminary
report to more than 120 per-
sons at a standing-room only
meeting last week, the atten-
dees all expressing concern
about traffic congestion.

Mrs Phillips said that while
traffic was the main focus,
attendees were also worried
about the plight of the ven-
dors and the lack of facilities —
conditions she expressed as
“absolutely deplorable”.

"The lack of facilities has
become an increasingly criti-
cal issue," said Mrs Phillips.

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The committee was
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State for Labour and Social
Development and Montagu
MP Loretta Butler-Turner on
July 25 after a three-year lull
since a report had been pub-
lished on the matter by a
House Select Committee in
2006.

Study

The committee divided its
initial study into three areas of
interest: traffic, commerce
and risk factors and after a
week-long exercise including
site surveys and interviews,
presented along with its find-
ings, three options for further
exploration.

e A: To maintain Montagu
Foreshore solely as a pristine
recreation area with restored
beach, green space and prop-
er facilities

¢ B: To allow the com-
merce that is presently there
to remain with provisions for
re-locating within the Fore-
shore with better organisa-
tion, planning and layout

e C: To recommend a
viable alternative for locating
those who participate in the
commercial ventures that now
take place along Montagu
Ramp

During the meeting the
committee distributed surveys
which they expect will pro-
vide them with an idea of the
public’s views and concerns.

The submission deadline is
tomorrow, and so far the
feedback has been tremen-
dous.

One submission was four
pages long, including com-
mentary and detailed draw-
ings for suggested improve-
ments to the site.

“There are probably three
or four possible solutions, any
one of which would be an
improvement over the current
conditions,” said Mrs Phillips,
“but I feel as though this is

our one chance to get it
right.”

Ms Phillips stressed that at
minimum, the traffic conges-
tion will be eased because the
ramp is going to be blocked
off from the road — a popular
decision with attendees.

“No matter what happens,
the access for trailers directly
to Bay Street must be

redesigned,” she said. The
committee thinks it will be
ready to present its second
report on November 16.
Interested persons are
encouraged to contact Diane
Phillips at diane@dpa-
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Montagu constituency office
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Obama tells Karzai: Time for change

WASHINGTON (AP) — President
Barack Obama greeted Hamid Karzai’s elec-
tion victory with as much admonishment as
praise on Monday, pointedly advising Amer-
ica’s partner in war he must make more seri-
ous efforts to end corruption in
Afghanistan’s government and prepare his
nation to ultimately defend itself.

“T emphasized that this has to be a point in
time in which we begin to write a new chap-
ter,” Obama said in describing his phone
call to the Afghan president. When Karzai
offered back assurances, Obama said he told
him that “the proof is not going to be in
words. It’s going to be in deeds.”

Obama’s message of stern solidarity came
as he considers sending tens of thousands
more U‘S. troops into the war zone in Karza-
1’s country.

Karzai won a second term Monday when
competitor Abdullah Abdullah pulled out of
the Nov. 7 runoff, suggesting it would be
doomed by fraud just as the first voting in
August was. The handling of the first elec-
tion cost Karzai in international credibility.

Yet the White House put its weight
behind the legitimacy of the final outcome
after helping to broker a runoff that never
happened.

Obama called the process “messy” but
said Karzai won in accordance with Afghan
law. The White House repeatedly said
Abdullah had pulled out for his own politi-
cal and personal reasons.

The collapse of the planned run-off
increases pressure on the Obama adminis-
tration to quickly end its lengthy delibera-
tions about whether to commit more US.
forces to a worsening war.

Obama may announce his revamped war
strategy, including a decision on sending
more troops, early next week before a
planned overseas trip.

White House press secretary Robert
Gibbs acknowledged that Karzai’s win by
default is a factor in the coming decision
about troops but did not say the timetable
for an announcement has changed.

The administration continues to say it will
happen in the “coming weeks.”

In recounting his call to Karzai, Obama
spent most of his time saying what he expects
from his fellow president: more diligent
efforts to end corruption, cooperation in
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forces, tangible benefits in the lives of the
Afghan people.

Those aren’t just Obama’s standards. He
is under pressure to show Congress and the
public that the U.S. is dealing with a trust-
worthy partner, particularly if it is going to
send more troops there.

Many Americans have grown weary of
the war and are questioning its worth.

About 68,000 U.S. troops are already in
Afghanistan, where October was the dead-
liest month for U.S. forces.

Several thousands NATO troops from
various countries are also committed to a
war that has stretched into its ninth year
and is focused on combatting insurgents and
dismantling al-Qaida terrorists.

Obama said Karzai needs to “take advan-
tage of the international community’s inter-
est in his country.”

Indeed, the White House made clear that
the election gave Karzai legal legitimacy but
not necessarily any new boost of credibility.

“Nobody has ever made the accusation
that credibility was going to be had simply
out of one election,” Gibbs said.

Relieved U.S. officials said the outcome
accomplished two main objectives that have
been part of weeks of strategy discussion in
Washington: The results yielded finality to a
messy process and came only after Karzai
acknowledged the illegitimacy of the original
balloting.

Knowledge that Karzai would continue
at the helm of the Afghan government
changed little in the administration’s calcu-
lus, at least in terms of pushing for reform
and anti-corruption and counter-narcotics
efforts, said officials who have been involved
in strategy discussions. The U.S. govern-
ment feels the outcome gives it continued
leverage to push for reform in Karzai’s polit-
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They spoke on condition of anonymity
because Obama has not announced his deci-
sion on strategy and troops.

Karzai has led Afghanistan since U.S.
forces invaded to oust the Taliban in 2001.
He won election in 2004, and his latest vic-
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Wanting
the best
for Abaco

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Friends of the Environ-
ment (FRIENDS) would
like to thank everyone who
made the time to attend
BEC's public meeting on
September 10th, as well as
those who wrote letters,
made calls and provided
information.

FRIENDS would also like
to extend a special thank you
to the Rt. Hon. Prime Min-
ister Ingraham and the Min-
isters for taking the time to
hear Abaco’s concerns.

It was an impressive turn
out and demonstrates Aba-
co's concern for our future
and willingness to listen,
learn and comment.

As an education-based
group, FRIENDS believes it
is our mandate to provide
information to the public.
FRIENDS requested this
public meeting with BEC be
held in 2008.

We certainly wish that
more public consultation had
been done from the onset.

As an organisation we do
have concerns regarding the
choice of fuel as well as the
location of this power plant,
and the attendance at the
public meeting shows that
many members of the public
do also.

FRIENDS realises that
Abaco does need power and
the Government is moving
ahead with this project.

It is our intention to con-
tinue to educate the public
about the dangers associated
with Bunker C fuel.

It is true that many of
these dangers can be
reduced with proper plan-
ning, training, maintenance
and responsible monitoring.
FRIENDS hopes to be able
to work with BEC, the
Bahamas Government and
people of Abaco to make
sure that all of these initia-

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tives are taking place.

We encourage the Gov-
ernment and BEC to con-
tinue to move forward from
the public meeting in good
faith and provide the infor-
mation necessary to assure
the public that their promis-
es will be kept.

In addition FRIENDS
would like to assist in mov-
ing forward with some of the
other initiatives that were
mentioned at the meeting
including:

¢ Starting a reverse meter-
ing process, so homes and
business with alternative
energy sources can sell
excess energy back to the
grid.

¢ Establishing larger scale

alternative energy in Aba-
CO.

¢ Providing education
about ways homes and busi-
nesses can use less energy.

¢ Establishing contact
between experts in the field
of alternative energy and the
appropriate governmental
officials so their knowledge
can be used to benefit The
Bahamas.

These matters are never
simple and clear cut and
there are no easy answers,
but we all want what is best
for the future of Abaco and
FRIENDS looks forward to
working with all interested
parties towards that common
goal.

KRISTEN WILLIAMS
Friends of the
Environment,

Abaco,

September, 2009.

New container port
and harbour dredging

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Please allow me to express my view of the ongoing har-
bour dredging and container port.

As a person intimately familiar with these type of
works and after scrutinizing the documents and infor-
mation proffered by the “experts”, expressing the pros
and cons of the project, I am prepared to wager that
the dredging will not have a negative effect on the envi-
ronment nor will it negatively impact Saunders Beach.

From all indications the tidal current will enhance the
beach and create a larger sand dune, compared to the
present and unlike the previous dredging, the constant
movement of vessels at that end of Arawak Cay should
provide a constant movement of the silt with the under-

tow.

ADRIAN B. LaRODA
Nassau,
October 5, 2009.



Suggestions to move straw market are a good idea

EDITOR, The Tribune.

After having read the let-
ter written to your newspa-
per, regarding the straw mar-
ket and its effects on future
downtown dynamics, and
then the straw markets
response to the letter, it seems
that from the contents of the

straw markets response that
they completely missed the
point of the argument to relo-
cate them.

There was no black crab
intention that I could surmise,
only a forward looking plan
for a better downtown expe-
rience for tourists and locals
— both merchants and shop-



pers. Moving the straw mar-
ket to one of the suggested
locations does seem like a
good idea and of greater ben-
efit to everyone involved.

M.R. SANDS,
Nassau,
October 25, 2009.

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unaware of the signifi-
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information will help:

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fields of France where
battles were fought and
soldiers died. The pop-
py is red and this is seen
as being representative
of the blood shed by the
soldiers. We wear pop-
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the fallen and to honour
and support our 14
Bahamian veterans who
served in the various
forces during World
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Bahamas free.

Some members of
the Royal Society of St.
George are now selling
poppies at various loca-
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you to give generously
as the funds raised will
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LOCAL NEWS



Immigration —
Officers take
part in week
of ‘crucial’ —
training

By TANEKA
THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter i
tthompson@tribunemedia.net_ ;

SEVERAL Immigration }
officers are taking part ina }
week of “crucial” training }
which will help them detect ;
fraudulent travel documents }
and curb illegal human traf- }
ficking. ;

Yesterday marked the }
start of the second install- }
ment of the week-long train- }
ing seminar, which is spon- }
sored by the International }
Organisation for Migration }
(IOM). i

Director of Immigration ;
Jack Thompson heralded the }
training session as a neces- }
sary step that will assist the }
department in staying ahead }
of those attempting to enter }
the country illegally. :

"The world has changed }
and it is important that we }
equip, retool, harness our }
skills and prepare ourselves }
for what is happening in the }
world," said Mr Thompson. }
"If we're going to tackle it }
we have to stay two steps }
ahead... We cannot be lag-
ging behind and so in that }

regard training is very, very }

critical".

Minister of State for Immi- }
gration Branville McCartney }
expressed his support for }
members of the public ser- }
vice taking the time to }
upgrade their skills through }
continued education and }

training courses.

He added that in the after- }
math of the devastating Sep- }
tember 11, 2001 terrorist }
attacks in the United States, }
it is important for local immi- }
gration officials to be on the }





Illegal immigrants: economic

climate forced us to leave Haiti

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

A GROUP of 28 illegal Hait-
jan immigrants, including a two-
year-old boy, were apprehend-
ed after their wooden sloop
landed in Devil's Bight, Cat
Island.

The group — 18 men, seven
women and three youngsters
— told Immigration officials
that harsh economic conditions
forced them to make the
treacherous three day journey
from Latortue, Haiti to the
Bahamas.

A few of the immigrants
admitted that they paid up to
$2,500 in Haitian currency for
the trip while others claimed
that they sailed for free, said
Deputy Director of Immigra-
tion Ricardo Clarke.

While the two-year-old child
was travelling with his uncle,
the two other youths — a 10-
year-old and a 17-year-old —
made the dangerous trip alone,
Mr Clarke added.

"In speaking with the Haitian
nationals, they all stated that
they left for economic reasons.
There are no jobs in Haiti and
things are very hard. Some of
them also said that they have
family members living in the
Bahamas," said Mr Clarke at a
press conference at the depart-
ment's headquarters yesterday.

On Saturday around 9pm,
concerned citizens on Cat
Island reported that a group of
Haitians had landed at Devil's
Bight in a small, wooden sloop.
Police and Customs officers sta-
tioned on the island were noti-
fied. They rounded up the 28
immigrants believed to on
board the vessel.

On Sunday, 23 of the immi-

VIEW FROM AFAR

@ SINCE JULY, 1 — the start of the fiscal year —
the Immigration Department has spent about a third of its
$1.5 million repatriation budget or $586,359.99, said Direc-
tor Jack Thompson.

B THE DEPARTMENT spent $61,164 on repatriation
in July; $288,351.99 in August; $179,964 in September;
and $56,880 in October, he said.

UP TO OCTOBER, the Department of Immigration

repatriated 4,862 persons.

8 AT LAST COUNT, there were 193 immigrants being
held at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre: 157
Haitians; seven Cubans; 15 Jamaicans; one Ghanaian;
three Chinese; five Turks; three Nicaraguans; one Czech
Republican; and one person of unknown nationality.

8 OF THIS NUMBER, 125 are men, 46 are women and
22 children.



grants were flown to Nassau
while the remaining five were
expected in the capital yester-
day.

According to Immigration
Director Jack Thompson, all of
the immigrants are expected to
be processed by today and
should be repatriated to Haiti
by the end of this week.

The promise of a better life
and employment opportunities
is the driving force for the esti-
mated 200 million migrants
across the globe, said Richard
Scott, the International Organ-
isation for Migration's regional
representative for North Amer-
ica and the Caribbean.

"A number of things are also
driving it — difficult conditions
in some countries, better oppor-
tunities in others — all of which
have existed for some time but
now with the increased ease in
being able to move around the
world, we recognise an increase
in migration,” he said.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN HAITI

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CHILDREN LOOK THROUGH a window next to an empty plate at a
school used as World Food Programme ( WFP ) distribution center in
Chauffard, Haiti, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009. According to United Nations
figures the World Food Programme distributed food to more than 2.5
million people in Haiti in 2008.

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lookout for possible terror- }
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"The events of September }
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the world forever and in }



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addition to having to guard }
against illegal persons, traf- }
ficking in persons, human }
smuggling, persons seeking }
to smuggle illegal contraband }
and substances, we must be
on the lookout for terror- }

ists,” the minister said.

He also commended immi- }
gration officers, whom he ;
hailed as the gatekeepers of }
the nation, for their efforts }
to keep the country's borders }

safe.

international migrants.

The week-long training }
seminar will cover how to }
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Richard Scott, IOM's
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IN THE BAHAMAS’

By JOHN ISSA

CONVENTIONAL wisdom tells us
that dinosaurs are extinct and only live
in books and movies. Their impressive
skeletons are featured exhibits at proud
natural history museums. Computer
animation brings them to life in the most vivid and realistic
ways. Every find of new skeletal remains makes the news.

The breaking news is that dinosaurs are alive and well in The
Bahamas. Unfortunately the species we have found will have no
value as a tourist attraction. In fact not only are they not bring-
ing us any economic benefit but they are species that do harm
to the environment; the economic environment that is.

We have found four species of these dinosaurs in our great lit-
tle commonwealth. Fortunately one specie will soon be made
extinct by Government policy and Tim Donaldson’s committee.
This dinosaur is Batelco. Soon to be sold, it will no longer be
able to feast on monopoly inflated prices making doing business
in The Bahamas much more expensive than it ought to be.

The second specie found foraging on the people’s resources
is BEC. This monopolistic monster needs to be broken up and
sold and the generation, distribution and sale of electricity
needs to be freed up and opened to competition as it is in pro-
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The third specie of dinosaur that thrives here is exchange con-
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THE TRIBUNE





The FNM and PLP conventions
YOUNG MAN'S VIEW

By ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmail.com

THIS week’s FNM con-
vention is expected to feature
lots of finger-jabbing, ruffian-
like browbeating and the
throwing of verbal bricks all,
at this juncture, aimed at the
PLP.

Hopefully, instead of a
demonstration of the stark
political myopia shown at the
PLP’s convention nearly two
weeks ago, the FNM espous-
es a new and innovative
approach to governance/econ-
omy that would deepen the
populace’s trust in the pre-
sent administration.

The sheer goofiness of the
PLP convention leads me
only to wonder about the
FNM’s impending caucus and
what merits it will bear.

In hindsight, the PLP’s con-
vention appeared to be an
exclusive affair, geared
towards PLPs rather than
serving as a conscientious
platform to address the entire
electorate. Indeed, the blame
game was played throughout
the convention and little to
no innovative policy was pro-
moted. Frankly, the atmos-
phere at the PLP convention
appeared to be a tired old
attempt at furthering the con-
cept of a personality cult.

Although former PM Perry
Christie was re-elected as the
party’s leader, it appears he
crushed all indications of a
political insurrection with the
overwhelming votes of deck
stacked with stalwart coun-
cilors/delegates who were
blindly loyal. Truthfully, Mr
Christie’s margin of victory
appears to be out-of-step with

ADRI

the feelings of the average
Bahamian on his leadership.
Both political parties are top
heavy with stalwart councilors
that, according to medical
doctor and legal scholar Dr
Dexter Johnson, exhibit “loy-
alty (that) is blind, with no
regard for issue-oriented type
discussions.”

“The fact that the PLP per-
sonality cult type of leader-
ship and political culture
infects parties is the single
most damaging factor in
retarding the movement of
this country towards a more
participatory democratic form
of government,” Dr Johnson
said.

While I accept Mr
Christie’s convention apolo-
gy, his speech did not proffer
a vision for the next five
years. He spent too much
time recounting what his gov-
ernment did but said little
about empowering Bahami-
ans.

The PLP’s delegates/stal-
warts seem to have voted in
lock step and overwhelmingly
like assembly-line drones,
bringing back some of the
party’s senior citizens.

The resurrection of Bradley
Roberts from the political
bone orchard and the dump-
ing of a youthful and ethical
female chairman — one of few
women on the party’s front-
line — shows the desperation
of that organisation.

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Admittedly, Bradley
Roberts’ return will pro-
foundly impact the political
culture, so much so that it is
speculated the top-brass of
the FNM has already
responded to his re-election
by handpicking and approv-
ing Labour Minister Dion
“The Bruiser” Foulkes as the
chairman designate which
will, I am told, be confirmed
on the convention floor.

Furthermore, high-ranking
party sources reveal that
attorney Don Saunders is
likely to be chosen as party
secretary general and Sena-
tor Anthony Musgrove as one
of two deputy chairmen.

Undoubtedly, Bradley
Robert does bring the fear
factor element, giving his par-
ty quite an intimidation boost.

While I congratulate Mr
Christie, Philip Davis and Mr
Roberts on winning their
races for party leadership, I
wonder whether the party’s
delegates/stalwarts may have
sabotaged their own electoral
hopes with these choices.

Based upon the convention,
it does appear that the PLP
is out of ideas and are, in the
words of Sam Tenenhaus,
“trapped in postures of frozen
light, clenched in the rigor
mortis of a defunct ideology.”

Even after their conven-
tion, the PLP appears to be
at a bloody crossroads.

Although it will take a lot

PHILIP DAVIS, Perry Christie and Bradley Roberts at the PLP convention.

of work to remedy the imped-
iments left by the former
administration, the FNM will
no doubt use this convention
to prepare for a slugfest as
the PLP chairman is expected
to amplify any shortcomings
and be on them like white-
on-rice because, as a distin-
guished FNM friend put it, he
is their “worst nightmare.”
While the FNM was the
party of choice in 2007 for
Bahamians disillusioned by
the PLP’s scandalous reign
and lack of vision, the party
has had its shortfalls, particu-
larly as certain members of
the party’s frontline are
among the walking wounded
of our political culture and
should not seek a nomination.
The FNM, like the PLP,
has an assemblage of repro-

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bates, headbangers, wasters
and morons in its ranks, some
of whom I can personally
attest to as being hell-bent on
seeking revenge for com-
ments relative to their minis-
terial mismanagement or
political standing in the par-
ty/society.

Frankly, there is one or two
in the current Cabinet who
are hamstrung by stupidity
and unwilling to accept diver-
gent opinions.

These folks, in my opinion,
are the “flamers”, hopeless
liabilities and useless baggage
that an astute politician like
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham may have already
thought of relegating to the
political dustbin as they will
undeniably be setbacks in
what is expected to be a hotly
contested general election in
2012.

The FNM still commands
respect as it does not have
such a checkered past as the
PLP. Much credit for the
FNM’s scandal-free term thus
far must be bestowed upon
PM Ingraham who, like AD
Hanna, has demonstrated his
honesty and forthrightness.

Mr Ingraham’s enforce-
ment of ethical codes, and the
work of the FNM’s founders,
has managed to construct and
maintain a party that contin-
ues to be a legitimate and
credible political force. The
PM must, however, reel in
certain ministers who have
once again adopted a full-
blown megalomaniac despo-
tism that was one of the main
reasons for the party’s defeat
in 2002.

The public is increasingly
becoming uneasy with this
government and is demand-
ing a Cabinet shuffle during
or after the convention. There
are certain FNM ministers
who are sufferers of wind-
baggery and fictitious disease
syndrome and frankly, some
of their performances in vari-
ous ministries amounts to
nothing more than a substan-
tive negative outcome!

Unquestionably, those
found to be deadbeats in the
present Cabinet must be
selectively separated or, in
layman’s terms, “rolled out.”

Furthermore, it appears
that the FNM, like the PLP, is
home to a lameduck legion of
political pretenders who
should not offer in 2012.

These MPs and persons
seeking nominations should
just ride off into the sunset,
as they have had their chance
and have done little more
than bloviate during that peri-
od.

Today’s crop of FNM back-
benchers also appear to be
nothing more than govern-
ment cheerleaders, all echoing
and supporting everything the



executive branch does rather
than raising questions and tru-
ly representing the interest of
the electors.

Thus far, the FNM has
been feeble and ineffective on
crime and had failed to diver-
sify the economy.

Unemployment remains a
thorn in the government’s
side.

However, having reviewed
the manifesto and factored in
a sluggish economy, the FNM
seems to be on the right track
Quite honestly, the party
under Hubert Ingraham’s
leadership was the best choice
to lead the country during
these perilous economic times
and the government deserves
credit for its efforts to miti-
gate the effects of a global
economic downturn.

The public at large is
unwilling to suffer the poor
standard of service by public
servants, some of whom are
always seeking a tip for mere-
ly doing their jobs.

Moreover, the government
needs to provide incentives
to boost the role of the pri-
vate sector in generating
employment opportunities
and also divest the state of
loss-making companies
(BEC/Water and Sewage).
The latter would play a role in
reducing a ballooning bud-
getary deficit.

I have also been reliably
informed that, in anticipation
of the next general election,
there are moves afoot to
replace Phenton Neymour
with former senator Darren
Cash who is purportedly
already campaigning in South
Beach.

I am also told that former
ambassador Joshua Sears will
be nominated to run against
Melanie Griffin in Yamacraw.

Even more, my source
alleges that West End and
Bimini MP Obie Wilchcombe
is being brought to New Proy-
idence to contest for the St
Cecilia constituency and that
the FNM’s David Wallace is
being courted by the PLP to
replace Wilchcombe as the
PLP’s candidate for West End
and Bimini.

These things have yet to
unfold.

Since it is likely that no one
will challenge PM Ingraham
and DPM Brent Symonette
for the top posts, I remain
curious as to who among the
current FNMs on the front-
line has the ability to revivify
the masses once Mr Ingraham
departs the political scene.

During this convention,
rather than falling into the
ditch of petty politics, the
FNM must deal with the
issues that take into account
the greater interest of the
country and the welfare of the
people.

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Bahamian artisans
encouraged to create
high quality goods

IT IS essential that Bahami-
ans offer only the best quality
crafts for sale so that cus-
tomers believe they have
received good value for dol-
lars spent during these hard
economic times, Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham said.

At the opening of the
Bahamas Agricultural &
Industrial Corporation
(BAIC) 12th Annual
BahamArts Festival he
explained that satisfied clients
tend to become repeat buy-
ers.

“More importantly, they
become excellent word-of-
mouth references for other
potential buyers.”

Prime Minister Ingraham
said, “The improved produc-
tion of Bahamian arts, crafts,
clothing, accessories, jewellery

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added to our tourism product
and significantly improves our
tourism product making it
uniquely Bahamian.”

The development of
increased quantities and
improved quality of Bahami-
an products will also benefit
the country during these hard
economic times, he explained.

“Buying locally made arte-
facts contributes to employ-
ment and keeps a greater por-
tion of income circulating in
The Bahamas economy there-
by increasing the standard of
living in The Bahamas.”

The Government will con-
tinue action in support of
independent entrepreneurs
and small business develop-
ment, as it believes that

domestic investment plays an
important role in stimulating
the economy, Prime Minister
Ingraham said.

Further, as the Govern-
ment seeks to develop means
and opportunities for more
people to prepare themselves
for gainful employment in
tough economic times, he said
BAIC has expanded its train-
ing programmes in craft pro-
duction.

“The craft training offered
through BAIC - in straw,
shell, sisal and coconut shell
craft, batik and tie-dye and
wood turning will without a
doubt assist participants to
improve their skills and to
raise the quality of the prod-
ucts which they offer for sale
to both Bahamians and visi-
tors to our country.”





GOVERNOR GENERAL Arthur D Hanna (left) and Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham (right) pose next to just
some of high-quality straw work at the Bahamas Agricultural & Industrial Corporation (BAIC) 12th
Annual BahamArts Festival ceremony on Friday. Also pictured is Executive Chairman, BAIC, Edison Key.

Prime Minister Ingraham
noted that already an
improved quality of produc-
tion is evident by the quality
and standard of Bahamian
made products displayed at
the festival and shops.

“Indeed, he said, “the suc-
cess being experienced by
some producers of high-end
straw handbags and other
products prove that discerning
clients will pay top dollar for
quality Bahamian craft.”

New US Ambassator pays
Minister courtesy call

THE new United States resident ambassador Nicole Avant
paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Agriculture and Marine
Resources Larry Cartwright on Monday. Ms Avant is the 13th
US ambassador to The Bahamas. She formally presented her
credentials to the Governor General of The Bahama Arthur
Hanna at Government House, October 22.

Ms Avant said that during her tenure as ambassador, she will
work closely with the Government of the Bahamas to " protect
our borders through programmes designed to combat the trans-
shipment of illicit drugs and the smuggling of illegal migrants
and weapons.”

She also pledged to "enhance our joint efforts against ter-
rorism, build prosperity and economic security for our peoples,
and defend and promote human rights and democratic ideals.”

PICTURED ARE Permanent Secretary Cresswell Sturrup, Ambas-
sador Avant, Minister Cartwright, Director of the Department of Co-
operaties Nathanial Adderley, and Deputy Director of the Depart-
ment of Marine Resources Edison Deleveaux.



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Act 2000, the dissolution of EAST ALLIANCE
EQUITY CORPORATION has been

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completed;

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been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
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that once everyone
is familiar with the
portal and begins to
use it to its full
potential, it will
become an integral
part of the student
experience here at

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THE Bahamas Technical and Voca-
tional Institute is offering greater con-
venience to its students with the launch
of the institute’s student portal — “MY
BTVI.”

Students now have access to a host of
academic and administrative informa-
tion day or night with just a few key-
strokes.

The portal allows students to check
grades, complete registration forms,

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and view class schedules as well as the
schedule for the upcoming semester.

Kirsti Sears, data administrator at
BTVI, said the new system takes infor-
mation distribution “to the next lev-
el”.

“This is just a better way to serve
our students,” she said. “It provides a
one-stop solution to do so many things.
We feel certain that once everyone is
familiar with the portal and begins to

ONE-STOP SOLUTION: MY BTVI offers greater convenience to students.

use it to its full potential, it will become
an integral part of the student experi-
ence here at BTVI.”

Ms Sears stressed the practice of col-
lecting information from the institute,
including final grades, from the Regis-
trar Office will be phased out.

She said students must visit the “MY
BTVI” portal and create a personal
account before they can access any
information.

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issued and the Company has therefore been struck off

the Register.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3,



ALICE ‘SNOWBALL’ WELLS

Photo by Patrick Hanna/BIS

‘Snowball’

honoured

by family,
friends

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

THE focus was on the Min-
istry of Youth, Sports and
Culture’s National Hall of
Fame induction ceremony.
But the next day, one of the
future Hall of Famers was
being honoured by her family
and friends.

Alice ‘Snowball’ Wells,
known for her feat of being
the first Bahamian female
pitcher to throw the windmill
pitch, was honoured Saturday
night at the British Colonial
Hilton in joint celebrations.

The celebrations were
shared for her induction into
the Bahamas Softball Feder-
ation and in honour of her
34th birthday the day before.

“Tt’s good. It’s good when
you can get all of your bless-
ings and the accolades before
you die,” said a delighted
Wells, who enjoyed herself
after the festive occasion.

“Too many time people
wait until after you die to say
what you did. But it’s just a
great feeling to get it all when
you're alive. I really appreci-
ate everything that was done
for me tonight.”

Wells, who earned her nick-
name from the late sporting
priest Father Marcian Peters
as a result of her triumphant
performances in track and
field when he presented the
winner with a snowball, was
an all-around female athlete.

She started competing in
track and field at St Joseph
School, but by the time she
had enrolled at Aquinas Col-
lege, her athletic prowess
flourished to basketball, vol-
leyball, football (would you
believe it) and softball.

During her high school
tenure, Wells would have
played every position on the
field, except for pitching. But
through the encouragement
of her brother and coach Gor-
don Wells, she attempted to
venture on the mound.

In her pitching debut dur-
ing the 1972/73 high school
season, Wells made a spec-
tacular showing and from
then, that was the position
that she went on to master.

At the same time, Wells
was already playing night
league and she continued
until the 1985 season. During
that time, she also played on
numerous national teams.

Her first appearance on the
national team came in 1976
in Jamaica and a year later,
she was on the team that won
a gold medal at the Cast
Tournament in Jamaica. The
following year in 1978, Wells
played on the team that went
to the Central American and
Caribbean Tournament in El
Salvador.

But the highlight of her
national team sting came in
1981 in Santa Clara, Califor-
nia, where Wells pitched a no-
hitter as the Bahamas went
on to finish third in the world
— the country’s highest show-
ing ever.

Looking back at her career,
Wells said she never envi-

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Golfers Rolle, Riley look to shoot lower

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

GEORGETTE Rolle and Raquel
Riley shot scores of three-over-73 and
six-over-76, but they both admitted
that they will have to get lower if they
are going to make an impact at the
11th Duramed FUTURES Tour 2010
Qualifying Tournament.

The Bahamian professional duo
were playing on the first day of the
week-long tournament yesterday in
Winter Haven, Florida. The tourna-
ment is expected to continue today
and wrap up on Friday.

“T felt I hit the ball well, but my
putting was not impressive to say the
least,” said Rolle last night during an
exclusive interview with The Tribune.
“But P’m playing at a different golf
course tomorrow, so I’m hoping that I



will be able to putt the ball a lot bet-
ter.”

Rolle’s scores of 37-38 for her 73
placed her in a 27-way tie for 109 out
of a field of almost 287 competitors
from 38 nations that lined up for the
first day of competition. “I expect bet-
ter results,” said Rolle as she looks

ahead to competition today.

But Rolle knows quite well that it’s
not just about improving on her score,
but playing very well each day. In
order to be able to qualify for the final
day of competition when the players
will be selected for the 2010 Futures
Tour, she would have to be consistent
in the low 70s. “But if I don’t get
through this year, my goal is to make
sure that I get a good showing so that
I can get an opportunity to play in a
lot more tournaments next year,” she
summed up.

As for Riley, the Grand Bahamian
native, her scores of 41-37 for a 78
total placed her in a tie with 21 other
competitors at 196 on the chart.

“My first round was all right, but I
couldn’t get my putter to work,” said
Riley. “Other than that, I hit the ball
very well. So I’m satisfied with that. I
just have to get my putter working.”

Riley, who admitted that she was a
little rusty not having played in a tour-
nament in five months, said she’s con-
fident that she can turn her game
around. “I just have to get my confi-
dence up,” she said. “I made a lot of
mental mistakes, but I have to get
back out there tomorrow and play
much better. I’m hoping to improve
every day.”

At the end of the first day of com-
petition, two rookies grabbed the ini-
tial lead as Tiffany Joh of San Diego
and Danielle Mills of Pointe-claire,
Quebec, shot rounds of five-under-
par 67. A tournament cut will be made
after 72 holes with only the field of
90 players and ties getting the call to
come back for the final day of com-
petition Friday. Both Rolle and Riley
are hoping that they will play well
enough over the next few days to be
included in the numbers.

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power past Sparks

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wo streaks continued in the Catholic
Diocesan Primary Schools Basketball
League as the St Cecilia’s Strikers
stayed undefeated and the St Thomas
More Sparks remained winless.

In one of two games played yesterday, the Strikers
powered past the Sparks with a 38-14 triumph as St
Cecilia’s joined defending champions St Bede’s
Crushers atop the standings at 3-0.

St Thomas More, on the other hand, dropped their
cellar-dwelling record to 0-3.

Ivoine Ingraham scored a game-high 10 points,
Stephen Humes had seven, Tyrere Colebrooke five
and Lenford Powell and Kobe Mackey both chipped
in with four in the win.

Rohan Kerr paced the losers with six and Carl
Cooper helped out with three.

Unlike their other two games so far this year, St
Cecilia’s struck late, but at the beginning St Thomas
More just couldn’t find a way to contain them.

“We were a little bit shaky at the beginning, but as
the game went on, we got a lot better,” said St Cecil-
ia’s coach Leo Delaney, who was still quite pleased
with his team’s performance.

Even though Delancy was a little concerned about
their start, St Cecilia’s struck for an early 11-1 lead in
the first quarter as Stephen Humes and Ivoine Ingra-
ham paced the attack with four points each.

In the second half, the Strikers rallied for a quick
17-2 lead as they tightened up on their defense and
were able to control the boards and the play in the

By the end of the period, they had mounted a
comfortable 23-2 margin as all five players scored
with Lenford Powell contributing four.

St Thomas More, who was only able to score one
free throw in both the first and second quarter, start-
ed to turn things around in the third when they got
three shots from the charity line for a 26-6 deficit.

Then they got their first jumper from Rohan Kerr
to trail 26-8 after a time-out called by coach N’Kumo
Ferguson. That seemed to have sparked their defense
as well as they held the Sparks scoreless at the end of

On the first play of the fourth quarter, St Cecilia’s
lost one of their defensive threats, Nicholas Light-
bourne, to five fouls. But Kobe Mackey, the smallest
player on the court, made up a lot on both ends of the
court with his relentless attack.

Both teams also picked up their offense a bit,
despite the fact that the Strikers got the better end of
the deal as they increased their lead to 32-13.

With about a minute left in the game, coach
Delaney substituted his entire five as neither team
was able to score anymore points the rest of the way.

Despite the fact that they are still trying to get it
together, coach Ferguson said he’s not going to push
the panic button.

“They’re playing better and better each game,”
he insisted. “I predict that by our fifth game of the
season, we will be much better than this. We will
make the playoffs.”

As for St Cecilia’s, the excitement is building up
until their showdown with the Crushers November 9
at St Bede’s.

“We’re playing 10 games, so we still have a long
season to go,” Delaney said. “We will be out to win
that game just as much as they win. But we’re not
going to let that determine our season.”

If there was one concern about their game against
the Strikers, coach Ferguson said it was the officiat-

“T never heard a referee say it’s a judgment call on
five seconds,” he pointed out. “Five seconds is five

seconds. And I’ve never seen anything where a ref-

eree say he doesn’t bring the ball from the sideline.

That’s a bunch of foolishness.”





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REGISTRATION

ALL Teams/Clubs
interested in participat-
ing in the NPBA
2009/2010 season are
asked to attend a very
important meeting 6pm
November 3 at Albury
Sayles Primary School.
This is the final call for
all rosters and entrance
fees.

For additional infor-
mation, please call Keith
Smith and Alsworth Pick-
stock as soon as possible.

SOFTBALL
BSC MEETING

THE Baptist Sports
Council is scheduled to
hold a meeting 10am Sat-
urday at the Bahamas
Baptist College, Jean
Street, for all team man-
agers/representatives.

At that meeting, the
final schedule for the
remainder of the 2009
Olympia Morris-Evans
Softball Classic will be
discussed. All teams are
also reminded that their
registration fees must be
paid in full at that time.

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In the first matchup, the
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effort with 17 points. John Rolle also contributed 11

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Simon’s seven digs.

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sioned this day, but she was
glad that it finally came.

“T can say thank God
because he has brought me
from a long way,” Wells said.
“T appreciate what the BSF is
doing, inducting me into their
Hall of Fame. I just want to
say thank God.

“T had a stellar career and
whenever I was called upon, I
just went out there and did
what I had to do. I was very
pleased to represent my coun-
try.”

Despite the fact that there
was a national event going on
across the hall, Wells said she
wasn’t disturbed at all
because her event was one
that was planned a long time
ago.

“God is in control, so I was-
mt worried about what other
men were doing,” she said.

Committee chairperson
June Carey said it was a mile-
stone for Wells and as a life-
long friend from Aquinas
College, she was delighted to
help honour Wells.

“This is something that we
want her to remember for a
long time,” Carey said. “We
also hope that we will have
more role models in sports

friends

like Alice Wells. She was an
ambassador for the entire
Bahamas.

“She helped us to get to
No.3 in the world and we
haven’t gotten back to that
level ever since. So I think it’s
about time that we honour
one of our golden girls in her
golden years.”

Carey said that are a lot of
ways that the Government
can honour those athletes
who have made tremendous
contributions to the growth
and success of our country.

She said she hopes that one
day Wells will get her just
reward.

Charmaine Glinton, one of
Wells’ two daughters, said her
mother deserved every bit of
recognition that she received.

“She played hard and she
represented our country very
well,” Glinton said. “So she
might as well get her roses
while she is alive. We’re so
happy that she can get some
of that tonight.”

Glinton said even though
their celebrations were much
smaller than the National Hall
of Fame, they were all able
to shower her mother with
“genuine love and affection”
for her contribution to the
country.







Market’s
location

branded
‘Bazaar’

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

PROPERTY
and business
owners in
Freeport’s |,
International |
Bazaar have
instructed their
attorney to
“take all the
necessary
action” to pre-
vent the Grand
Bahama Port
Authority’s (GBPA) pro-
posed Fish and Farmers Mar-
ket from being located at
Goombay Park, arguing that
the site was “out of sync” with
current uses and what the
area was designed for.

Fred Smith QC, the Cal-
lenders & Co attorney and
partner, in an October 29,
2009, letter to the directors of
the GBPA and its Port Group
Ltd affiliate, said his clients
wanted “written confirmation
that you will not proceed with
this location plan” or that
they would not do so without
consulting them and other
business owners. Failure to
take either option, it was sug-
gested, would result in legal
action “to prevent this pro-
ject from proceeding”.

Writing on behalf of Hill-
side Investments, the compa-
ny that constructed the ‘Paris
in the Bahamas’ building and
shopping arcade in the Inter-
national Bazaar, Mr Smith
said: “You are fully aware
(having originally created,
owned and managed it) of
what the International Bazaar
means and represents to
Freeport.

“In summary, until Port
Lucaya was built and until
[the Royal Oasis] closed due
to the damage from Hurri-
canes Jeanne and Frances, it
was (and remains subject to
the economy rebounding) a
major shopping and enter-
tainment outdoor mall.”

Hillside Investments, Mr
Smith said, also leased a num-
ber of locations in the Inter-
national Bazaar, hence its
objections to the Fish and
Farmers Market being sited
at Goombay Park, a location
adjacent to the Bazaar.

The newly-named QC
added in his letter that he also
acted for other property and
business owners in the Inter-
national Bazaar, including
West Mall Developments,
which had objected to a pre-
vious site eyed by the
GBPA/Port Group Ltd for its
Fish and Farmers Market.

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By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

ne of John S

George’s pre-

vious owners

is demanding

that the retail-
er’s current proprietor make
an immediate $647,000 cash
payment to him and his rela-
tives on the grounds that the
business’s sale had not been
completed, allegations that
were yesterday described as
‘baseless’ by sources close to
the company.

Ken Hutton, the former
Freeport Concrete chief exec-
utive who put together the
JSG Holdings buyout group
that acquired the struggling
retailer in 2004, has written
to the man his group sold the
company to, retail entrepre-
neur Andrew Wilson, to state
that he will not accept the
original sales terms agreed by
his consortium on June 13,
2007.

In correspondence obtained
by Tribune Business, Mr Hut-
ton told Mr Wilson that nei-
ther he nor his sister-in-law,
Tammy Albury, will accept
the promissory note and 10
acres of land that John S
George’s current owner gave
them and their fellow share-
holders as payment for the
retail chain.

BEC may shortlist
renewable energy
bids by month-end

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

THE BAHAMAS Elec-
tricity Corporation (BEC)
could reveal the six shortlisted
alternative energy suppliers
by the end of the month, the
minister of state for the envi-
ronment said yesterday, with
waste-to-energy production a
favorite in the race to develop
sustainable power.

Phenton Neymour told Tri-
bune Business that the evalu-
ation process was ahead of
schedule despite the exten-
sion given to the 13 partici-
pating companies for their
proposal submissions. Pro-
posals were originally expect-
ed to be submitted by August,
but the deadline was extended
for two months.

Mr Neymour said the pro-
ject, which is an initiative
within the Government’s
extensive National Energy
Policy, has required signifi-
cant outside participation and
financing by consultants and
the likes of the Inter-Ameri-
can Development Bank
CDB).

When the evaluations of

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Sources close to current proprietor describe former
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year-old sales transaction as ‘baseless’, arguing
that payment to all ex-shareholders depended
on whether retailer ‘sinks or swims’

In a September 28, 2009,
letter to Mr Wilson, Mr Hut-
ton alleges that he is owed
$188,479 in terms of the
promissory note, and $269,300
as his share of the land trans-
action, taking the full amount
due to himself to $457,779.

And he alleges that Ms
Albury is owed $77,926 from
the promissory note and
$111,300 as her share of the
land transaction, taking the
collective sum due to
$189,225.

Stating that he was “giving
it one last try” to settle the
matter before initiating legal
action as “the last option”, Mr
Hutton told Mr Wilson in the
letter: “Tammy and I will not
accept Promissory Notes or
participation in the land as
payment. We are demanding
cash and cash only.”

“Having read the many
newspaper stories about your
troubles since taking over at
John S. George, I can sympa-
thize with your plight. The

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fact remains, however, that
the transaction was signed
between the selling share-
holders of JSG and QBC, so it
is QBC, its shareholders and
directors that are responsible
for guaranteeing payment, not
JSG.”

That version of events,
referring to one of Mr
Wilson’s other businesses,
Quality Business Centre
(QBC), was sharply disputed
by sources close to John S
George.

Mr Wilson was said to be
travelling yesterday, and did
not return calls to his cell
phone or message left at his
office by Tribune Business.
When contacted by this news-
paper, Mr Hutton expressed
surprise that Tribune Busi-
ness had obtained details of
the dispute, and said: “I real-
ly can’t comment on any-
thing.”

However, the sources close
to John S George and Mr
Wilson sharply denied Mr

Hutton’s version of the trans-
action, explaining to Tribune
Business that the Promissory
Notes - which secured the bal-
ance of the transaction - were
issued by, and in the name of,
John S George, not QBC.

They added that it was
effectively a ‘sink or swim’
deal, where payment on the
promissory note depended
entirely on whether John S
George was returned to prof-
itability - something Mr Wil-
son has not been able to
achieve yet, especially given
the recession.

The sources told Tribune
Business that whether Mr
Hutton and his fellow JSG
Holdings investors were paid
depended solely on whether
the retailer made money, and
if Mr Wilson was unable to
turn it around it had been
agreed that they would “get
nothing” because Bank of the
Bahamas International had

SEE page 7B

BISX eyeing 2010 rise in listing levels

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas Interna-
tional Securities Exchange’s
(BISX) chief executive last
night said he was “fairly con-
fident we will see increased
activity from a listings stand-
point” on the exchange in
2010, as it brought its exist-
ing funds listings to 23 with
the addition of the RoyalFi-
delity International Invest-
ment Fund TIGRS Series 2
sub-fund.

Describing this as the first
investment fund listing for
BISX in 2009, Keith Davies
said he expected to see an
increase in listings activity in

* Exchange sees increase
in investment fund listings
to 23, with RoyalFidelity
bringing international
fund offering to five

* ‘More activity’ on
secondary listings
expected, with further
fund listings possible
before year-end

2010, especially given the low
level of business conducted
this year, with “more activity
on the secondary listings side”

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some suffering 9%
sales declines

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

EMPLOYEES at an Aba-
co Hardware store are acute-
ly aware that the recession is
bearing down on their
employment and earnings
prospects, the store’s manag-
er told Tribune Business yes-
terday, with lay-offs and pay
cuts the result and many more
businesses on the island feel-
ing the pinch.

David Mercius said Abaco
Hardware had seen a sub-
stantial decline in business
and, as a result, was forced to
lay-off two employees.

He added that the store was
also forced to implement pay
cuts for its staff across-the-
board, leading another three
employees to quit.

“T had to take a pay cut,
too,” Mr Mercius said.

With 60 employees to
maintain, management has
also implemented shorter
work weeks, as foot traffic
through the store has slowed
to a trickle.

Mr Mercius said it could be
a struggle to stay open this
month.

“One day it’s bad, the next
day a little bit better,” he said.
“The staff can see that the
economy is down.”

Abaco was thought to have
largely escaped the recession
in its early period, due to its
bustling second home market,
which has made the island
the fastest growing economy
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Realtor chief denies PM’s ‘politics’ claim

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas Real Estate Asso-
ciation’s (BREA) president yester-
day denied the Prime Minister’s
claim that his concerns over the Plan-
ning and Subdivisions Bill were moti-
vated by politics, telling Tribune
Business that both he and his mem-
bers wanted to ensure “business
flows more freely”, especially dur-
ing a recession.

While he did not want to engage in
a ‘slanging match’ with the Prime
Minister, William Wong said he had
“no political agenda” when it came to
his and BREA’s concerns over the
Bill, and urged Mr Ingraham not to
“shoot the messenger”.

“We need to put politics behind
us and make this country better,” Mr
Wong told Tribune Business. “?’m
the president of BREA, which has
700 members, and contains both
FNM and PLP supporters. I have no
political agenda; my job is to make
the views of my members known.

“T thought that by 2010 we would
have reached a stage of political
maturity where we don’t shoot the
messenger, and people are allowed to
express their views. I don’t know

BREA head urges the PM not to ‘shoot the messenger’, as members’ main
concern is for ‘business to flow more freely, not put roadblocks in the way’

where he [Mr Ingraham] is coming
from.”

Mr Wong said BREA and its
members agreed with most clauses
in the Planning and Subdivision Bill,
their concerns centred on just a few
Key aspects.

“We are just trying to express our
views,” the BREA president said.
“At this time we need to make busi-
ness flow more freely, not put road-
blocks in the way.

“We agree with most of the Bill,
but the Bill has some flaws that we
would like to be dealt with. We might
have been a little slow to react to it,
but getting the views of 700 people is
time consuming, and it takes time to
get through it.

“Don’t make this a political foot-
ball. It’s about us trying to express
some of our views on the Bill.”

Mr Wong was responding after Mr
Ingraham, wrapping up debate dur-
ing the second reading of the Plan-
ning and Subdivision Bill in the
House of Assembly last week, effec-
tively accused him of playing poli-

tics and using his BREA post to dis-
guise his intentions.

Replying to the concerns articu-
lated by Mr Wong, the Prime Minis-
ter said: “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 consulted or offered an oppor-
tunity 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, [11 respond. You know, some
people wearing 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.”

Confirming that he would “make
sure” the Prime Minister received
his letter, all other relevant agencies
and organisations having acknowl-
edged receipt of their versions, Mr
Wong said in response to Mr Ingra-
ham’s comments: “Give me a break,

man. We should have the right to
dissent. No one has a monopoly on
common sense.

“We live this business. It is our
business 24/7, and for him to come
out with those remarks shows a total
disregard for the Association, and
Association he made legal in 1995.
For him to disregard me, he’s disre-
garding my membership. If he has a
problem with me, leave me alone.”

The BREA president added that
four to five young realtor/develop-
ers had all expressed similar concerns
and urged him to make their views
on the Planning and Subdivision Bill
known.

“We just have some concerns with
the Bill,” Mr Wong said. “We’re not
against the FNM or PLP. This is a
business matter. We’ve gotten views
from all the islands, and we said to
Minister Deveaux: ‘We have these
concerns, what are you going to do
about them?’ He said to compile
them, and he would take them to the
next meeting.”

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He said the Bill, by outlining a pre-
scriptive approval process for all
commercial and residential real
estate developments in the Bahamas,
with specified timelines for all stages,
would "create another layer of
bureaucracy and red tape” that
developers would have to overcome.

Time and delays cost developers
money, the BREA president pointed
out, and this increase in development
costs would likely to be passed on to
the consumer or real estate purchas-
er, raising the possibility that more
Bahamians could be priced out of
the market.

He was backed in yesterday’s Tri-
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information regarding the proposed Southwest

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Forms may be collected from the Planning and Research
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or downloaded from www.bahamaseducation.com. If you have

any questions regarding this exercise call 502-2721, 502-2722,
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2009 National Career Aware-
ness Month (NCAM).

In addition to serving as a
member of the National
Coordinating Committee, the
BFSB also spearheaded a
Working Group charged with
coordinating the participation
of the financial services sector
within the activities of the
month-long event.

This Working Group com-
prised representatives of the
Professional Industry Asso-
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well as sponsors such as the
Ministry of Finance, Rotary
Club of East Nassau, Rotary
Club of Nassau Sunrise,
Bahamas Business Solutions
and KPMG.

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the School Speaker Circuits,
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Estate Practitioners; Donna
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CFA Society of the Bahamas;
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also likely to occur.

“T would say that given the
minimum amount of activity
seen already, we would expect
there to be an increase,” Mr
Davies told Tribune Business.
“That’s not just me sticking

my finger in the air or waiting
for the phone to ring, it’s
based on talking to people in
the market and what they
expect to happen.

“All things being told, 2010
will not be a banner year, as
recovery will still be taking
place. Having said that, we

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Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of WEUVE CREEK LTD. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
ROCKYROAD STREAM INC.

a

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of ROCKYROAD STREAM INC. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

expect there to be some activ-
ity - not a great deal, but more
than we’re seeing right now.

“T expect there to be more
listings, and I suspect we will
see more activity on the sec-
ondary listings side. I’m fairly
confident we will see
increased activity from a list-
ings standpoint.”

RoyalFidelity’s TIGRS 2
Sub-Fund, which contains
some $5-$6 million in investor
capital, is the third interna-
tional investment offering to
Bahamians by the Bahamas-
based investment/merchant
bank. There are now some
five funds listed on BISX that
offer international investment
products to Bahamians.

Mr Davies said the trans-
parency, price discovery and
marketing potential offered
by BISX meant that fund
sponsors and managers
“expect to see their funds on
the exchange”.

And he told Tribune Busi-
ness that, ultimately, BISX
“expects to see some addi-
tional new products come to
the fore” in the near future.

Although 2009 had been a
quite year for BISX generally,
as the recession depressed
trading activity and eroded
market capitalisation/share-
holder value, Mr Davies said

of its investment fund listings:
“We’re happy with what
we’ve got, and there may be
some additional ones coming
up before the end of the year,
which is encouraging for us
given the times we are going
through. We do not expect
much in 2009, given the con-
ditions we’ve experienced.

“It’s been a challenging
year, and one hopes it will not
repeat itself.”

Commenting on the
TIGRS 2 Sub-Fund listing,
Mr Davies added: “It is a tes-
tament to the ingenuity of
RoyalFidelity that they have
been able to develop this
mutual fund product and
launch it successfully in these
trying times.

“I'm happy that we have
been able to add the TIGRS 2
Sub-Fund to the roster of
BISX-listed mutual funds. I
recognise the challenges that
the entire market has had to
face from an investments
standpoint, and so we are
encouraged by this new offer-
ing that has added an element
of choice to the market. We
will continue to work with
and support our members as
they work very hard to broad-
en and deepen the Bahami-
an capital market with new
listings on the exchange."

Legal Notice

NOTICE
GUNSIGHT INC.

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#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Sec-
tion 138 (8) of the International Business Companies
Act 2000, the dissolution of GUNSIGHT INC. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
MENNARD CAUSEWAY LTD.

—

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of MENNARD CAUSEWAY LTD. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
CANNFIELD RIVERA LTD.

cs es

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of CANNFIELD RIVERA LTD. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)







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BEC may shortlist renewable energy bids by month-end

FROM page 1B

the 13 energy companies,
which offered up waste-to-
energy, wind/solar and Ocean
Thermal Energy Conversion
options, is complete, only six
companies will undergo fur-
ther scrutiny in a bid to source
the best alternative energy
provider for New Providence.
At the moment, waste-to-
energy seems the most viable
option.



Mr Neymour said recently
that foreign consultants were
necessary to evaluate those
firms, because BEC and the
Ministry of the Environment
lacked the necessary in-house
experience.

Meanwhile, in a bid to
increase energy efficiency and
integrate renewable energy,
consultants from German
firm Fichtner are conducting a
review of BEC.

According to Mr Neymour,

NOTICE



BEXCO BAHAMAS LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Creditors having debts or claims against the above-
named Company are required to send particulars
thereof to the undersigned at Ocean Centre,
Montagu Foreshore, East Bay Street, PO. Box N-
3247, Nassau, Bahamas as sole Liquidator on or
before the Léth day of November, 2009. In default
thereof they will be excluded from the benefit of
any distribution made by the Liquidator.




Dated the 2nd day of November, 2009

DAYAN BOURNE
LIQUIDATOR




LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE
BEXCO BAHAMAS LIMITED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:









BEXCO BAH ANSTAS LIMITED is in dissalution
under the provisions of the International Business






Companies Act 2000,

The dissolution of the said Company commenced
on the Sith October 004 when its Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by




the Registrar General.

The Liquidator of the said Company is Dayan
Boume of Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore, East
Bay Street, PO, Box S-3247, Nassau, Bohamas.

Dated the 2nd day of November, 2009

H & J Corporate Services Lid,

Registered Ageni
for the above-named Company

REQUEST FOR

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experts from the engineering
firm arrived recently to begin
the review process, which is
scheduled to take 10 months.
He added that the process
will also cause changes to the
regulatory and fiscal frame-
work of the Corporation.
“The final result will be a
review of BEC's operations
and a regulatory review to
suggest ways to mend legisla-
tion,” said Mr Neymour.
This study of BEC is being
financed by a grant from the
IDB, signed off on by Prime

Minister Hubert Ingraham on
a visit to Colombia.

Mr Neymour said then that
the grants will aid in stream-
lining BEC and look specifi-
cally at the Corporation’s
inefficiencies in order to
reduce costs and improve ser-
vice.

He added that as part of
the grant project, the Gov-
ernment would look into
BEC’s financial position and
research ways to improve this
by looking at its internal struc-
ture and rates it charges cus-

Hardware
retailers
feel the

recession

FROM page 1B

is now clear to residents and
businesses that the economy
is contracting.

Mr Mercuis said things are
no better for their nearest
competitors. “They are feel-
ing it just like everyone else,”
he said.

Automotive Industrial Dis-
tributors (AID), one of Aba-
co Hardware’s competitors,
has seen a 9 per cent decline
in sales year-on-year.

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AID financial controller,
Janelle Watson, said sales are
down at all of their Family
Island locations, with the New
Providence site “keeping it all
together.”

Despite the economic strife,
AID has not had to reduce
staff.

“We try not to do that,”
said Ms Watson. “That is our
last resort and we have never
laid off anyone because of the
economy.

“We have been through
tough economic times before.
We pulled through that and
we expect to pull through
this.”

tomers.

Mr Neymour said the
Bahamas’ efforts to move
towards renewable energy
were highlighted at a confer-
ence in Jamaica. Barbados
was also recognised for the
same.

Despite the Government’s
haste in reviewing alternative
energies, Mr Neymour said
implementation could take
some time.

He said from award of the
contract to completion of the
project, integration of a

renewable source such as
waste-to-energy could take up
to five years.

“The implementation of
these programmes takes con-
siderable time,” said Mr Ney-
mour. “More time than we
like, but they do.”

He said implementation of
renewable energy takes time
and research, and he cited
lack of data as a prime hurdle.

“We are fighting feverishly
to try to catch up to where
the Bahamas ought to be,”
Mr Neymour added.









S
FAMGUARD

The Board of Directors
of

FamGuard Corporation Limited

is pleased to advise that
the third quarterly dividend
for 2009

of 6 cents per share

has been declared to be paid on
November 16, 2009

to Shareholders of record as at
November 9, 2009

FAMGUARD CORPORATION LIMITED

The parent holding company of

Family Guardian Insurance Company Limited
BahamaHealth Insurance Brokers & Benefit Consultants Limited
FG General Insurance Agency Limited
FG Capital Markets Limited
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NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

BEACH PARADISE INVESTMENTS HOLDINGS 5.4, is in
dissolution wader the provisions of the Intemational Business
Companies Act 200M),

(bh) The Distelubon af sid Company commenced om Nowember 2,
200 when its Articles of Dissolution were submited and registered
by the Registrar General.

The Liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Callie of 2nd
Terrace, West Centreville, Maasai, Bakemas,

(d) All persems. having Claims against the above-named Company sre:
required on ar before the Ist day of December, 2009 to send their
namics and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims oo the
Liquidator of the company of, in default thereof, they may be
excluded {rom the benef of any dieinbulion made before such
debis ans proved,

November 3, 2008

LARKEISHA COLLIE
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY

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Ore 502 2356 a

for ad rates

POSITION WANTED

A leading retailer 1s seeking a person for this senior
position.

MANAGER ACCOUNTS & ADMINISTRATION

Applicants should have a BA Degree or a CPA,
ACCA, CA qualification or equivalent qualification.

The successful candidate will be responsible for all
financial and Administrative aspects of the company
and ensuring compliance to established company
policies and procedures.

The ideal candidate should:
Have a minimum five years experience in a
similar environment.
Have experience in compiling financial
statements.
Be able to prepare budgets and financial
reports for upper management.
Have experience liaising with banking
officers, auditors and insurance agents.
Be able to drive the administrative arm of the
company including computer systems.
Be able to communicate effectively with all
levels of management and staff.
Have a proven track record of meeting
deadlines.
Be proficient in Excel and Quickbooks.
Ability to communicate with international
franchisor and travel as necessary.
Be a team leader and able the multi task.
Posses integrity, excellent motivational skills
and assertiveness

The position offers an excellent remuneration and
benefits package.

Interested person should submit your resume to:

The Managing Director
P.O. Box N-623
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax (242) 328-4211

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Market’s location
branded ‘Bazaar’

FROM page 1B

“Although we note that
you have expressed an inten-
tion of now building the same
at Goombay Park (which is
adjacent to the Bazaar), West
Mall Developments and oth-
ers whom we represent also
object to the new proposed
site at Goombay Park, espe-

cially given the broadening of
the scope to a ‘Fish’ and
‘Farmers’ Market,” Mr Smith
wrote.

“The International Bazaar
and other areas within the
immediate vicinity of the pro-
posed site consist of shops,
restaurants, bars, hotels and
office buildings.”

As a result, in outlining

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) SCUOLA INTERNATIONAL §.A. is in dissolution under the

provisions of the International Business Companies Act SME,

(bh) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on October 30, 200K
when its Articks of Dissolution were submitted and registered by
the Registrar General.

The Liquidator of the sux company is Lakeisha Callie of dnd
Terrace, West Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas

d) All persons. having Claims against the above-named Company are:
poquired o« or before the 30th day of November, 2009 to send their
names and aihdresses and particulars of their debts or claims oo the
Liqundator of the company or, in default thereat, they mery be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made: before such
debts ame proved.

November 2, M0

LAKEISHA COLLIE
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE ANIED OONMPANY

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:



fa) HANDICAP INVESTMENTS CORP, is in dissolution under the
provisions of ihe International Business Companies Act 200,

| The Dessolotion of said Company commenced on October 30, 2004
When i Arkicles of Disadaion were sabmibedd and neistercd hy
the Registrar General

The Liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd
Terrace, Weat Centreville, Nassau, Baharss,

jd) All persons hawing (Claims against the above-named (Company are
required on or before the Sith day of Movenber, 2008 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debis or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereon, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribation mile before such

objections to the proposed
Fish and Farmers Market
location, Mr Smith said the
selected site was “completely
out of syne with the character
of properties and businesses
located in the International
Bazaar and other neighbour-
ing areas. This will inevitably
adversely affect property val-
ues in these areas”.

The Callenders & Co part-
ner added that the Market
was “not in keeping” with the
area’s architectural and devel-
opment plan, having been
chiefly designed for office,
tourist, retail, hotel, restau-
rant and entertainment busi-
nesses.

Mr Smith also argued that
the Fish and Farmers Mar-
ket’s proposed location would
“invariably be a breach of
restrictive covenants imposed
on our clients’ properties”
and others, and be “a dero-
gation from grant” by the
GBPA and its affiliates.

“Such a market is bound to
render our clients’ premises
as well as other business
premises in the area materi-
ally unfit for the purposes for
which they were leased and/or
demised,” Mr Smith wrote.

“A Fish and Farmers mar-
ket at the proposed site will
expose our clients’ businesses,
as well as other businesses in
the area, to a host of nui-
sances such as stenches, flies,
rodents and garbage emanat-
ing from the site.

“Aside from deterring cus-
tomer visits, these nuisances
could potentially pose serious

health risks to occupants of,
and persons visiting, our
clients’ properties as well as
other neighbouring proper-
ties.”

Other concerns harboured
by his clients, said Mr Smith,
were increased traffic and
parking problems, the
absence of consultation, and
no Environmental Impact
Assessment (EIA). He added
that there were better alter-
native sites for the Fish and
Farmers Market, although he
did not name them.

Tan Rolle, the GBPA’s
president, did not return a call
to Tribune Business seeking
comment before press time
last night.

Previously proposed loca-
tions for the Fish and Farmers
Market have also received
strong objections from the
business community. Both the
Teachers and Salaried Work-
ers Co-operative Credit
Union and The Kidney Cen-
tre had objected to a site at
the junction of West Mall Dri-
ve and Poinciana Drive.

The credit union, in a July
31, 2009, letter to the GBPA,
said it had “strong concerns”
due to the Market’s then-like-
ly proximity to its office com-
plex.

“As a commercial property
owner, we are concerned that
the fall-out from this venture
is very likely to be cata-
strophic from the standpoint
of the diminution of property
values in the area and the loss
of business due to the odor-
ous side-effects.”

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

ia) BAMBY OVERSEAS LIMITED is in dissolution under the
provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000,

) ‘The Desolation of aad Company commenced of October 30, 2004
When is Articles of Disab were sabrnibedd and negisterncd hy

the Registrar General

The Liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of dnd
Terrace, Weat Centreville, Nassau, Bahanass.

debts are proved.
Nowember 2, 2009

LAKEISHA COLLIE
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS § 2007

IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/QUI/S81

Common Law & Equity Side

ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land comprising an estimated
22,385 square feet and situate in the Western District of the Island
of New Providence and bounded on the North by the Sea on the
NORTHEAST by land now or formerly the property of Dr Herbert
Olander on the SOUTHEAST by West Bay Street and on the
SOUTHWEST partly by land the property of Little Jerusalem
Church and by land now or formerly the property of Barbara
Smith.

AND
IN THE MATTER of the Quieting of Titles Act, 1959
AND

N THE MATTER OF THE Petition of
JENNIFER VESTRA HUYLER FORBES

NOTICE OF PETITION

The Petition of JENNIFER VESTRA HUYLER FORBES of
the Western District of the Island of New Providence one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in respect of ALL
THAT piece parcel or lot of land comprising an estimated 22,385
square feet and situate in the Western District of the Island of
New Providence and bounded on the North by the Sea on the
NORTHEAST by land now or formerly the property of Dr Herbert
Olander on the SOUTHEAST by West Bay Street and on the
SOUTHWEST partly by land the property of Little Jerusalem
Church and by land now or formerly the Property of Barbara
Smith, WHICH SAID PIECE PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND
IS PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY THE PLAN FILED
IN THIS ACTION AND THEREON COLOURED Pink.

The Petitioner, Jennifer Vestra Huyler Forbes, claims to be the
owner in of the fee simple estate in possession of the said land
and has applied to the Supreme Court of the Bahamas under S.
3 of the Quieting Titles, Act in the above action to have her title
to the said land investigated and declared.

Copies of the said plan may be inspected during normal working
hours at the Registry of the Supreme Court, East Street, N.P., and
at the Chambers of Donna Dorsett Major & Co., Gem Plaza, Suite
#7, Nassau Street South, Nassau, The Bahamas.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any person having dower
or right to dower or any adverse claim not recognized in the
Petition shall before the 17th day of December A.D., 2009 file in
the said Registry of the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioner
or the above Donna Dorsett Major & Co. a statement of such
claim. Failure of any such to file and serve a statement of such
claim by the above time will operate as a bar to such claim

DATED this 3rd day of September A.D., 2009

DORSETT MAJOR & CO.
Attorneys for the Petitioner

All persans having (Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the Sth day of Movember, 2008 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of thea debis or claims. to the:
Liquidator of the company or, in default therent, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribation mile before such
dehts are proved,

Nowember 2, 200

LARKEISHA COLLIE
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) PIATT OVERSEAS 8.4. 1s in dissodution unier the provisions
of the Intemational Business Companies Act M00,

The Desolation of aad Company commenced on October 30, 2004
When is Articles of Dissoatien were sahnibecd and nesgstered hy
the Registrar General

The Liquidator of the said company is Alisa Richardson af 2nd
Terrace, Weat Centreville, Nassau, Bahari.

(dq) All persons having (Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the Mth day of November, 2004 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereo!, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distributean mile before such
debts are proved.

Nowember 3, 2009

ALISA RICHARDSON
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

fa) COSMICO OVERSEAS LIMITED 15 im dissolution under the
provisions of the Intemational Business Companies Act 2000,

The Dissolution of said Company commenced on October 30, 2008
When ils Articles of Dissibuton were sabribledd and neistencd hy
the Registrar General

The Liquidator of the said company i¢ Alisa Richardson af 2nd
Terrace, West Centreville, Nassau, Baharia,

(id) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the th day of November, 2009 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereo!, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution mixle before such
debts are proved.

Nowember 3, 2009

ALISA RICHARDSON
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY



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JSG owners in $647k dispute

FROM page 1B

first call on John S George’s
assets.

Realising that John S$
George was a troubled busi-
ness, Tribune Business was
told that both Mr Wilson and
QBC ensured they were not
personally liable or exposed
if the retailer could not be
turned around. Hence the
move to issue the promissory
notes in John S George’s
name, they argued, leaving
100 per cent of the onus on
that company.

The balance of the pur-

chase price was composed of
10 acres of land in western
New Providence, which was
to be conveyed to Mr Hutton
and his fellow JSG Holdings
shareholders as a group.

Sources close to Mr Wilson
and John S George ques-
tioned whether any of the
other investors were dissatis-
fied. “The deal was structured
in such a way that no arrange-
ment was made directly with
Ken and his in-laws,” one
source said.

The other shareholders in
the JSG Holdings group
included BISX-listed Bench-
mark Bahamas, the Morley
and Pritchard families, and

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

GERANIUM INTERNATIONAL LTD. is in diseotunon under

the prowisions of the Intemational Husmess Companies Act 2K)

The Dissodution af said Ce MTP y commenced om Nowember 7,
2000 when its Articles of Dissolution were submited amd registered

by the Registrar General.

The Liguidator ol the sul company is Lakeisha Callie of nd
Terrace, West Centreville, Nassau, Bahemnns

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are:
required on or before the Ist day of December, 308 to send their
manes and adithesses and particulars of their debts or clainns bo the
Lijendalor of the company or, mn defaull thereat, Ihey mary be
excluded from the benefit of any disinbubton made before such

debits ane proved

November 3, 21M

LARKEISHA COLLIE
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NWAMED COMPANY

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

BERMUDA OVERSEAS LTD. is in dissolution under the

provisions of the Intemational Business Companies Act 20M,

The Dissodution of said Company commenced om Nowember 7,
2000 when its Articles of Dissolution were submited amd registered

by the Regustrar Gemeral.

‘The Liquidator ol the suxl company is Lakeisha Callie of ind
Terrace, West Centreville, Nassau, Rahamnos

Butterfield Bank (Bahamas)
chief, Robert Lotmore.

Still, Mr Hutton insisted in
his letter: “Tammy and I want
nothing more than to receive
the value of the consideration
(in cash) promised in the
agreement of June 13, 2007,
and leave you [Mr Wilson]
alone.

“The sooner this can be
done, the better. The last
thing we want to do is cause
disruptions to OBC, JSG, you
or any of your operations but
we will do whatever is neces-
sary to secure the funds due
to us.”

He added: “We are very
confident in our legal posi-

tion, and very prepared to
pursue this as far as we have
to, for as long as we have to.
“Tjust wanted to give you a
final opportunity to come
back to the table to see if we
can settle the matter between
us. I hope you decide to take
me up on this offer as I won’t
be repeating it again.”
There is little doubt that
John S George remains a
troubled business, as the chain
is in the process of closing its
Harbour Bay store to focus
just on its remaining Palm-
dale headquarters and Cable
Beach outlets. Mr Wilson
admitted to Tribune Business
last month that John S$

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BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF MARINE ENGINE & BOAT

Please fax resume to 394-3885.

NOTICE

NOTICE DS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

) PRINCESS OVERSEAS LTD. is in dissolution uncer the

George was “really struggling
to survive”.

In addition, the company
has also been charged with
failing to pay $185,893 in

National Insurance Board
(NIB) contributions, being
ordered to return to court on
November 9, 2009, for settle-
ment.

provisions of the Intemational Business Companies Act 2000.

) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on November 2,
2004 when its Artcks of Dissolution were submitted and registered
by the Registrar General.

C) The Liquidator of the said company 1 Lakeisha Colle of 2nd
Terrace, West Centreville, Nassau, Bohan

All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
reqaired on or before the Ist day of December, 2(K19 to send. their
names and addresses and particulars of ther debts or claims. to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribation made before such
debts are proved

Nowember 3, 200

LAKEISHA COLLIE
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY

dq) All persons having Claims against the above-named Compary are:
pequired on or before the 1st day of December, XW to send their
names and addresses and partoulars.of their debts or claims to the
Liqundalor of the company or, in defaull thereat, hey mary be
excluded from the benefit of any disinbution made before such
debts are proved
November 3, 200

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

ia) ERBEN §.A. is in dissolution under the provisions of the
International Business Companies Act 2000),

LARKEISHA COLLIE

(b) The Deasolution of sad Company commenced on November 2,

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that WILSON EDOUARD of South
Beach, 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
27th day of October, 2009 to the Minister responsible for
nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

HELP WANTED

SERVICE UNDERWRITER

MUST BE COMPUTER LITERATE
HAVE GOOD CUSTOMER SKILLS



Please fax resume to 394-3885

NOTICE

In the Estate of SHERVIN McDIAL
BURROWS late of Nassau East North
in the Eastern District of the Island of
New Providence, one of the Islands in
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Electrician, Deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claims or demands against
the above-named Estate are requested
to send the same duly certified in writing
to the undersigned on or before Monday
the 30th day of November, A.D. 2009
after which the Administratrix will proceed
to distribute the assets of the deceased
among the persons entitled thereto having
regard only to the claims of which the
undersigned shall then have had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby given that all

AY when w8 Aricles ol Drsadution were subnitted and registered

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-AWAMED COMPANY
hy the Registrar General,

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

persons indebted to the said Estate are
requested to make full settlement on or
) The Liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd : :
Terrace, Weat Centreville, Nassau, Bahar. before the date hereinbefore mentioned.

All persons having (Claims apainst the above-named Company are
required on or before the | st day of December, 0K) to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debis or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default herent, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribation mide before such
dehts are: proved.

DUPUCH & TURNQUEST & CO.
Chambers

308 East Bay Street

P.O. Box N-8181

Nassau, Bahamas

Attorneys for the Executrix

EG &

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BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:
MONDAY, 2 NOVEMBER 2009
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,484.90 | CHG 2.69 | %CHG 0.59 | YTD -227.46 | YTD % -13.28
FINDEX: CLOSE 789.77 | YTD -5.40% | 2008 -12.31%

WWW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE:242-323-2330 | FACSIMILE: 242-323-2320
52wk-Low Security Daily Vol. EPS $ Div $

7O3 AML Foods Limited 702,309 O.127

9.90 Bahamas Property Fund 43,251 0.992

5.90 23,788 0.244

0.63 -0.877

3.15 0.125

2.14 0.055

9.92 1.406

2.72 0.249

5.26 0.419
0.114
0.625
0.420

SOLFERING LIMITED is in desolution wader the provisions
of the Intemational Business Companies Act 2000),

: : ; : lowember 3, 2009
The Dissodution of said Company commenced om Nowember 2, November 3, 200
2004 when its Articles of Dissolution were submited amd registered
by the Registrar Uemeral.

LARKREISHA COLLIE
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY

The Liguidator ol the suxl company is Lakeisha Callie of ind
Terrace, West Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas

dq) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are:
required on or before the Ist day of December, 3009 to send their
names and addresses and parvoulars.of their debts or claims i the
Liqundalor of lhe company or, in befall thereat, hey my be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such
debts are proved

ROYAL = FIDELITY

Money 25 Work

Novenber 3, 20 :
Previous Close Today's Close
1.16 1.17

10.75 qi, fa

5.90 5.90

0.63 0.63

3.15 Sn Lee

2.37

9.92

2.72

5.57

225

2.25

6.50

9.30

9.87

4.34

1.00

O.27

5.59

Change

LAREISHA COLLIE
LIQGUIDATOR OF THE ABOYE-AAMED OUONTPANY

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark

Bahamas Waste

Fidelity Bank

Cable Bahamas

Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank ($1)

2.37
9.92
2.72
5.74

153,706
43,207

178,912
1.27
1.32
6.28
8.80
9.87
444
1.00
0.27
5.49
9.95

10.00

Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean Bank
Focol ($)
Focol Class B Preference
Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson 9.95 9.95 0.952
Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.156
BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES - (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing bases)
Security Symbol Last Sale Change Daily Vol.
Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) + FBB17 100.00 0.00 7%
Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) + FBB22 100.00 0.00 Prime + 1.75%
Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + FBB13 100.00 0.00 7%
Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) + FBB15 100.00 0.00 Prime + 1.75%
Fidelity Over-The-Counter Securities
Bid $ Ask $ Last Price
10.06 11.06 14.00
2.00 6.25 4.00
0.35 0.40 0.35
Colina Over-The-Counter Securities
30.13 31.59 29.00
0.45 0.55 0.55
BISX Listed Mutual Funds
NAV YTD% Last 12 Months
1.4038 3.72 5.20
2.8300 -3.75 -6.75
1.4957 4.30 5.13
2.9759 -12.10 -17.54
13.1751 4.42 5.86
103.0956 3.10 2.52
99.4177 3.12 2.76
1.0000 0.00 0.00
10.5884 5.88 5.88
1.0757 3.86 5.30
1.0305 -0.24 0.22
1.0709 3.24 454
MARKET TERMS
YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
i

2.98
2.25
6.50
9.30
9.87
4.34
1.00
0.27
5.59

79,207

0.322
0.631
0.326
0.000

24,388
36,195
55,854

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0.035
0.407

52wk-Hi 52wk-Low
1000.00
1000.00
1000.00

1000.00

Interest

19 October 2017

19 October 2022
30 May 2013
29 May 2015

AFFECTIONADO INC, tn dissolution under the
provisions of the Intemational Business Companies Act 2MMI,

EPS $ Div $ P/E

0.000 N/M

S2wk-Low Symbol
7.92 Bahamas Supermarkets
6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
0.20 RND Holdings

The Dissodution af said Ce HTP commenced on Nowember 7, Weekly Vol.
2009 when its Articles of Dissolution were submited amd registered

by the Registrar General.

0.480
0.000

N/M
256.6

29.00 ABDAB
0.40 RND Holdings

0.000
0.000

9.03
261.90

The Liguidater of the sux) company is Lakeisha Calle of ind
Terrace, West Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas

52wk-Low Div $ Yield % NAV Date
31-Aug-09
30-Sep-09
23-Oct-09
30-Sep-09
30-Sep-09
30-Sep-09
30-Sep-09
31-Dec-07
30-Sep-09
30-Sep-09
30-Sep-09
30-Sep-09

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

2.8952
1.4226
2.9759
12.3870
100.0000
99.4177
1.0000
10.0000
1.0000
1.0000
1.0000

Fidelity Prime Income Fund
CFAL Global Bond Fund
CFAL Global Equity Fund
CFAL High Grade Bond Fund

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the Ist day of December, 3008 to send their
names and addresses and particulars. of their debts or claims i the
Lijenialor of ihe company or, mn befall thereat, Ihey may be
excluded from the benefit of any disinbubon made before such
debts are: proved

Fidelity International Investment Fund
FG Financial Preferred Income Fund
FG Financial Growth Fund

FG Financial Diversified Fund

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00
S2wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks
price in last 52 weeks
day's weighted price for daily volume
rrent day's weighted price for daily volume
m day to day

November 3, 21M

pany‘s reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value

N/M - Not Meaningful

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

LABREISHA COLLIE
. ae ame a 7 \ 7 = PYE - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-WAMED COMPANY (s) - 4for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007
($1) - 3-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 7/11/2007
TO TRADE CALL: COLINA 242-502-7010 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 | FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 | COLONIAL 242-502-7525

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009, PAGE 9B





Endosco

Revolutionising conventional brain surgery

By JEFFARAH GIBSON

REVOLUTION has been taking place

these past few years in the field of

brain surgery. It used to be accepted
that persons in need of brain surgery had to
face various serious complications, and in
worst case scenarios even risks such as loss of
vision and death; at best they had to deal
with considerable pain and long recovery

periods.

But due to the emergence
of minimally invasive brain
surgery, individuals experi-
ence less pain and recuperate
much faster than when they
undergo conventional open
brain surgery. Not to men-
tion, many of the serious risks
are greatly reduced.

For years, doctors have
been trying to find ways to
reduce pain, scarring and long
recovery periods after open
brain surgery.

And as a result of advance-
ments in technology, mini-
mally invasive surgery has
now proven itself to be both
reliable and effective.

Endoscopy is a minimally
invasive surgery that involves
making small incisions under
the skin to remove lesions
from the brain, including
tumours that can be as big as
a softball.

This type of surgery is used
to assess the interior of an
organ by inserting a tube with
a camera and a fibre optic
light into the body.

Doctors get a close inter-
nal view of the brain as the
camera projects the images
on a large monitor, allowing
surgeons to see every “nook
and cranny” of the brain and
leading to greater precision
during the operation.

The operation leaves
absolutely no room for errors,
which is part of the reason its
development took such a long
time. Everything the doctor
does must be precise and on
point, any minor mistakes can
cause severe damage to the
brain.

Because of the level of
training required to perform
minimally invasive brain
surgery, it is only available in
a few countries around the
world.

But Bahamians have rela-
tively easy access to this high-
ly developed form of surgery
- they need only travel a short
distance to Florida to have
the operation done.

Dr Santiago Figuereo, MD,
at the Miami Neurological
Institute, is one of the few
highly trained neurological
surgeons in South Florida
who performs this type of
operation. He has 10 years of
experience in this area, and
has also performed the
surgery on a number of
Bahamians over the past few
years.

He recommends endoscopy
over traditional brain surgery
for the removal of minor

tumours, so that patients suf-
fer less pain and are able to
get back to living their lives as
quickly as possible.

“Prior to the innovation of
this endoscopic approach, a
patient with a colloid cyst or
pituitary tumour would have
to undergo traditional brain
surgery for the removal,” he
said.

He explained to Tribune
Health the complex process
of traditional brain surgery,
touching on some of the com-
plications that could result
from the operation.

“Traditional brain surgery
is complicated and requires
that a large area of the skull
be temporarily removed while
the neurosurgeon cuts
through the brain to get to
the mass. There is a greater
risk of complications, which
includes seizures, memory
deficits, stroke, bleeding,
infections and others,” he
said.

With endoscopic brain
surgery, not only are the risks
much reduced, the operation

py

time is a lot shorter.

“Depending on the location
of the tumour, the operation
can take as little as three
hours to complete,” Dr
Figuereo said.

Patients will also spend a
minimum of three to five days
in the hospital and they tend
to recover in a matter of
weeks.

“T have had a lot of patients
who’ve complained that they
don’t want to be away from
work for such long periods of
time, but with this surgery
people can be up and running
within a matter of weeks,” he
said.

For persons interested in
this operation he recommends
they do as much research as
they can, and select a doctor
who is an expert in the field
because, as he says, “it is a
safe procedure for only expe-
rienced hands.”

Like all things, minimally
invasive surgery has its disad-
vantages. As mentioned
before, the level of training
required is high, and not
every surgeon can perform
this operation. Also, current-
ly the surgery is only used for
the removal of relatively
minor tumours, leaving the
bigger problems to the
decades-old approach of open
brain surgery.

Even though this form of
surgery represents one of the
frontiers of modern medicine,
conventional brain surgery is
still widely practiced today,
and there are some who pre-
fer the tried and true way.



NEUROSURGEON Dr Santiago Figuereo, MD, of the Miami Neu-

rological Institute.

Understanding AGEs, MMPs
and other causes of skin aging

IN recent years, scientists
have come to understand the
actual bio-chemical triggers
that manifest skin aging, such
as wrinkles, altered pigmen-
tation, and loss of skin tone.

These triggers are known
as:
¢ Reactive Oxygen Species
(ROS), also known as free
radicals.

e Matrix Metalloproteinas-
es (or MMPs).

e Advanced Glycation
End-products (AGEs).

Reactive Oxygen Species
(ROS) are dangerous oxygen
molecules generated by UV
rays and pollution. ROS

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attack and react with stable
skin cell molecules, causing
cross-linking of collagen and
elastin (the cause of wrin-
kles) while lessening skin's
ability to repair itself.
Matrix Metalloproteinases
(MMPs) are enzymes acti-
vated by UV exposure or
inflammation. MMPs con-
tribute to the breakdown of

collagen while inhibiting new
collagen formation.

The same glucose (sugar)
that provides energy for our
cells can also react with pro-
teins, including the skin's col-
lagen. This reaction results
in the formation. of
Advanced Glycation End-
products (AGEs), which can
contribute to loss of elastici-
ty, wrinkles, inflammation,
inhibited skin cell growth and
accelerated aging.

Because we understand
these triggers, skin care pro-
fessionals are better
equipped to effectively treat,
and control the signs of skin

aging.

ey
illustrating how
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transphenoideal
surgery is

Oe AKOAUNLSAOH

BORGO

BAHAMAS OIL REFINING COMPANY LIMITED
VOPAK TERMINAL BAHAMAS

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

A vacancy exists within the Finance Department for a Chief Financial Offi-
cer. The Chief Financial Officer reports to the Managing Director. He/she is
responsible to assist in strategic planning, the development and pricing of
new products, services and determination of financial capital requirements.
Analyze and interpret financial information required by the Managing Direc-
tor and Executive Management in order to make sound business decisions and
to bring the financial organization, processes, policies and reporting practices
to a level of sophistication appropriate to a leading world-class company. The
Chief Financial Officer functions as part of the senior management at the busi-
ness unit level, interacting with various departments, provide financial leader-
ship, oversight for company-wide accounting policies, control and procedures,
and ensuring the consistent application of International Accounting and Finan-
cial Reporting Standards and corporate policies throughout the organization.

The successful candidate will be required to:
Support the Managing Director in financial assessment of new business
development and implementation of internal controls.
Conduct monthly business performance reviews.
Supervises all accounting, treasury and financial matters including
general accounting financial reporting, budgeting, capital funding,
financial systems, and merger and consolidation accounting.
Ensure that the financial organization is designed and staffed with the
appropriate skills in order to maintain the integrity, accuracy and the
timeliness of financial reporting.
Provide independent and objective appraisals of the Company’s business
and function to ensure that they are operating with effective internal ac
counting controls.

The Chief Financial Officer must have a strong technical and analytical back-
ground with an understanding of IAS or US GAAP accounting and reporting
standards. He/She must have the ability to set and manage priorities, meet dead-
lines within compressed timeframes and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
He/She must have a successful track record in partnering with line management
to develop strategic and operating business plans, effective systems of control
and metrics for a dynamic global business. Some travel required. Strong com-
munication and managerial skills are essential.

Education:
° Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
° Master’s degree in business, a plus

Licensing/Certification:
° CA or CPA a must

Experience:

° 10 - 15 years of relevant accounting and reporting experience at a senior
level
Experience with business planning and budget preparation
Experience in treasury function activities: bank relationships, revolver
and cash management
Experience in reporting to lenders under credit agreements
Experience in developing and improving internal control systems
Experience in external or internal auditing
Supervisory experience of multiple tasked department
Experience in partnering with line management
External reporting experience
Experience in the energy industry, preferred

Applications should be submitted to the:
Managing Director
Bahamas Oil Refining Company International Limited
Dba Vopak Terminal Bahamas
P. O. Box F-42435, Freeport, Grand Bahama
On or before November 6, 2009







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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.285TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009 PRICE – 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER CLOUDSAND SUNSHINE HIGH 87F LOW 75F F E A T U R E S SEE WOMANSECTION S P O R T S Islands of the World Fashion Week SEESPORTSONPAGENINE Strikers power past the Sparks By ALISON LOWE T ribune Staff Reporter alowe@tribunemedia.net U NACCOMPANIED youths are to be barred from all areas of Atlantis, resortc hiefs said yesterday. Announcing a clampdown in the wake of Saturday’s double shooting, bosses at ther esort also condemned irresponsible parents for using Atlantis as a “teen sitting ser vice”. With the hotel already beefing up its general security levels in the last year, executives said they will now also “re-strategise on where our (security placed” as they continue to look for ways to ensure the safety of their guests and other visitors. Speaking with the media yesterday, Chief Executive Officer George Markantonis suggested that the gun attack on two security officers came i n part as a consequence of the hoards of unsupervised teenagers who hang out at ther esort every weekend. He went on to admonish parents, saying there is “no excuse” for them to dumpt heir children on the resort “to police”. Mr Markantonis warned t hat Atlantis soon intends to block weekend entry to the property by any teenagers and younger children who are not joined by their parents or another responsible adult. Two security officers, one a police reservist, were gunned down at point blank range in the rear part of the Marina Village shortly before 10pm on Saturday. Reports reaching The Tribune from police were that two teenagers carried out the attack because they had been previously moved on for harassing young girls. Youths must be accompanied b y adult f ollowing doub le shooting The Tribune ANY TIME...ANY PLACE, WE’RE #1 BAHAMASEDITION TINGS TOUGH McDOUBLE FOR $3.79 www.tribune242.com ABOVE: The grim scene after Saturday night’s double s hooting outside of the Marina Village. RIGHT: The entrance to the Marina Village pictured yes terday. Unaccompanied youths are to be barred from all areas of Atlantis. BAHAMASBIGGEST CARSFORSALE, HELPWANTED ANDREALESTATE I N S I D E Atlantis puts ban on teens SEE page 11 A CLASSROOM filled with students at the College of the Bahamas has been robbed at gunpoint by a man posing as a stud ent. A ccording to reports from students on the cam pus, someone entered the c lassroom and produced a firearm, demanding money, cell-phones and o ther valuables from stud ents. With the police failing to warn the public of the i ncident, which happened two weeks ago, it is claimed there has been other similar attacks at the campus especially at the college’s T-block parking lot. A female student told T he Tribune y esterday t here have been “sprees of robberies all semester long”. S he said: “Two weeks ago someone was held up in a classroom at gunpoint a nd a getaway car was w aiting. “We had a lecturer who was robbed at the Michael E ldon building and when Man posing as student robs COB classroom SEE page eight By ALISON LOWE Tribune Staff Reporter a lowe@tribunemedia.net SIGNIFICANT proposed c hanges to the Act governing the Coroner’s Court call for automatic inquests into thed eaths of all people who die in police custody or “attempt ing to escape” apprehension by police. M eanwhile, it adds a power for the Coroner to compel another authority to furtheri nvestigate a death if he/she believes it would be in the public interest. U nder the new proposed Coroner’s Bill, which would replace the previous Act, passed in 1909, there is a new list of circumstances in which a Coroner is obligated or allowed to inquire into a person’s death. Requiring that the Coroner “must” inquire into any “death in custody”, the proposed Bill says this means that of anyone “being detained in any place within The Bahamas under any law” who was “in the process of being apprehended or was being held” by official authorities, who was “evading apprehension” or who “was escaping or attempting to escape from Proposed Coroner’ s Bill would see inquests into all deaths in custody SEE page eight By ALISON LOWE Tribune Staff Reporter alowe@tribunemedia.net ATLANTIS is set to offer 200 new jobs to Bahamians before the end of the year, executives revealed yesterday. Describing the move as “the bit of positive news for the new year” from the resort, Chief Executive Officer George Markantonis said 140 locals will be needed to staff the newly-refurbished Sea grapes buffet and restaurant, and between 40 and 70 staff will be taken on to run the resort’s second Atlantis Kids’ Club, located in the Royal Towers. Hiring is already under way. The resort closed the Seagrapes restaurant two years Atlantis to offer 200 new jobs before end of year SEE page 11 By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter tthompson@tribunemedia.net RUMOURS that Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham is trying to stifle a reported leadership challenge by National Security Minister Tommy Turnquest are complete fabrications, a Cabinet min ister confirmed. A note posted on the social networking SEE page eight Rumours that Turnquest will make FNM leadership challenge denied TOMMY TURNQUEST Tim Clarke /Tribune staff

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By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Staff Reporter nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net A MAN charged with murdering four people, includinga toddler, during an arson attack in September was arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday afternoon. A second man accused of c onspiring to commit the murd ers and arson was also arraigned. The relatives of the four victims, many of whom donned T-shirts bearing the photos of the deceased, waited anxiously on Bank Lane for several hours yesterday anticipating the arraignments. Shortly after 1pm yesterday, police escorted 28-year-old Eltorio Ferguson, to Court One, Bank Lane to face conspiracy charges. Ferguson is accused of conspiring to commit arson asw ell as conspiring to commit the murders of Theresa Brown, 50, her daughter Kayshala Bodie, 18; granddaughter Telair Johnson, one; and neighbor Savanna Stuart, 18. They all died of smoke inhalation when the family home in Wilson Tract caught fire shortly after 7am on Thursday September 17. Ferguson’s arraignment had to be adjourned for nearly two hours however as police went to retrieve his coaccused from Her Majesty’s Prison. Police Shortly before 3pm, police brought Ferguson’s coaccused John Tellus, 29, of Charles Vincent Street to court. Tellus is accused of the murders of the four people as well as conspiring to commit arson between September 1 and 17. Tellus and Ferguson were not represented by an attorney during their arraignment in a courtroom packed with relatives of the deceased. Several of them broke into tears as the charges were read to the accused. Ferguson and Tellus were not required to enter a plea to t he charges during their a rraignment before Chief M agistrate Roger Gomez. They were remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison. The case has b een adjourned to November 9 at 10 am and transferred to C ourt 11 Nassau Street. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM GRAND Bahama business m an and owner of GBI Recording Studios Frank Penn h as died at age 68. The veteran performer and music and television producer was known as a strong advocate for improving social i ssues who touched the lives of many people in GrandB ahama. Two decades ago, after a l ong career in music, Mr Penn decided to change his life and use his talent in what he felt was a more positive and con structive way. He began producing educational documentaries on topics of national i mportance, in an effort to make a difference in the lives o f young Bahamians. He is described by friends as a devout Christian whose faith reinforced his knack for the arts and inspired the causes supported in his projects. Frank Penn started out in t he music scene as a per former. He then began producing secular albums and songs for artists including his late daughter, singer Kristin Penn-Davis, who died tragically in a car accident 10 years ago. In 1995, he opened the Simpson C Talent Theatre, which was named after his father, at GBI Recording on Queens Highway. His latest media project was a short film which encouraged teens to wait until marriage to have sex. Students of CC Sweeting were treated to a special premiere screening of the film in February. One of his close friends, B rian Roxbury, described Mr Penn was a man who always w orked to bring about the “greater good” in the B ahamas. "He was a very caring individual and he always wanted to make a positive change in society, both religiously and socially. He also instilled posi tive changes in young people through his theatre, where he featured plays such as God's Trombones, Tribute to Mama and WYDPJ-IPPUA, which was geared towards young people and abstinence. " I knew Mr Penn for about 20 years and he was always i nvolved in something positive, always something religious and g eared towards the kids. He will definitely be missed," said Mr Roxbury. GBIRecording Studios owner Frank Penn dies aged 68 Man charged with four arson murders LONGMUSICCAREER: Frank Penn. ELTORIO FERGUSON leaving court yesterday. T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f JOHN TELLUS, who appeared at court yesterday. MAGISTRATE’SCOURT: ARRAIGNMENTOFELTORIOFERGUSON, JOHNTELLUS Second defendant accused of conspiring to commit murders, arson

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BY AVA TURNQUEST turnquest.ava@gmail.com THE Montagu Foreshore Steering Committee is confident of its ability to bring timely resolution to the debate concerning the use and preservation of Montagu Foreshore. Chaired by tourism activist and public relations executive D iane Phillips, the committee presented its preliminary report to more than 120 persons at a standing-room only meeting last week, the attendees all expressing concern about traffic congestion. Mrs Phillips said that while t raffic was the main focus, attendees were also worried about the plight of the vendors and the lack of facilities – conditions she expressed as “absolutely deplorable”. "The lack of facilities has become an increasingly critical issue," said Mrs Phillips. “It was never designated as a market site, but the fact of the matter is that Montagu Foreshore, whether the ramp is busy with seafood vendors o r not, is a very popular gathering spot for people and there should be public restrooms there.” The committee was appointed by Minister of State for Labour and Social Development and Montagu MP Loretta Butler-Turner on July 25 after a three-year lull since a report had been published on the matter by a House Select Committee in 2006. Study The committee divided its initial study into three areas of interest: traffic, commerce and risk factors and after a week-long exercise including site surveys and interviews, presented along with its find ings, three options for further exploration. A: To maintain Montagu Foreshore solely as a pristine recreation area with restored beach, green space and prop er facilities B: To allow the commerce that is presently there to remain with provisions for re-locating within the Foreshore with better organisation, planning and layout C: To recommend a viable alternative for locating those who participate in the commercial ventures that now take place along Montagu Ramp During the meeting the committee distributed surveys which they expect will provide them with an idea of the public’s views and concerns. The submission deadline is tomorrow, and so far the feedback has been tremendous. One submission was four pages long, including commentary and detailed drawings for suggested improve ments to the site. “There are probably three or four possible solutions, any one of which would be an improvement over the current conditions,” said Mrs Phillips, “but I feel as though this is our one chance to get it right.” Ms Phillips stressed that at minimum, the traffic congestion will be eased because the ramp is going to be blocked off from the road – a popular decision with attendees. “No matter what happens, the access for trailers directly to Bay Street must be redesigned,” she said. The committee thinks it will be ready to present its second report on November 16. Interested persons are encouraged to contact Diane Phillips at diane@dpamedia.com or 394-0677 or the Montagu constituency office for more information. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009, PAGE 3 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM ARGUMENTS over the constitutionality of the country’s Listening Devices Act were raised in the Court of Appeal yesterday as several men wanted for extradition to the United States appeared in the appellate court. Alleged drug lord Melvin Maycock Sr, Melvin Maycock Jr Lyden Dean and Bryan Deal, Tory Lockhart, Laron Lockhart, Wilfred Ferguson, Carl Culmer, Derick Rigby, Trevor Roberts Devroy Moss, Sheldon Moore, Shanto Curry and Gordon Newbold are all wanted for extradition to the United States. The evidence however on which US prosecutors are relying in support of requests for their extradition was gathered through phone taps. Attorney Maurice Glinton, who first filed the challenge in 2006, submitted to the appellate court yesterday that the Listening Devices Act authorizes the use of a power to invade the privacy of an individual. The extent of that power he said should properly be vested in the courts t hemselves so that if it is to be executed by any person who is not a judge it can only be under the judge’s supervision. The act gives the commissioner of police the power to authorize the conduct of wiretaps where there is a reasonable suspicion that an offense will be committed. C riteria Mr Glinton and attorney Damian Gomez noted however that the law does not meet constitutional requirements and questioned the criteria that determine when the commissioner has exceeded his power. Mr Glinton and Mr Gomez represent the Deals and Maycock Sr. Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Franklyn Williams argued however that the act was not unconstitutional and contained sufficient safeguards to bring it within the provisions of the constitution. He also submitted that any act under the legislation which the commissioner does is a necessary part of his investigative authority which he has by virtue of the Police Act. The hearing resumes today. Mr Glinton and attorney Paul Moss represent Trevor Roberts and Devroy Moss. Moore is represented by Henry Bostwick QC and Murrio Ducille. Mr Ducille and Jerome Roberts represent Gordon Newbold. Mr Roberts also represents Shanto Curry. Attorney Wayne Munroe represents Melvin Maycock Jr, Tory Lockhart, Laron Lockhart and Wilfred Ferguson. Listening Devices Act subject of constitutional arguments Hopes high of resolving Montagu Foreshore debate A CORONER’S Court inquest into the death of A sa Bethel, who was f ound hanged in a bathr oom in Her Majesty's Prison last year, began yesterday. According to Court Marshall Inspector Cephas Rolle, three prison guards on duty at the time of Bethel's death, the arresting officer and Bethel's brother testified. The inquest continues today at the Coroner's Court in Victoria Gardens at 10am. Bethel's body was found a week after he was arrested and charged with the murder of his wife, Bloneva. Inquest opens into Asa Bethel death In brief MEMBERS of the Royal Society of St George are now selling poppies at various locations in Nassau. The flowers symbolise “forgotten” soldiers who died during World War II and the proceeds go to their families. They are also worn in this country to honour the 14 Bahamians who served in the war. Poppies grew in the fields of France where battles were fought and soldiers died. The poppy is red and this is seen as being representative of the blood shed by the soldiers. Poppies on sale at Nassau locations TRIBUNE readers who took our latest online poll overwhelmingly supported the view that following the declaration of a mistrial in the John Travolta extortion case, an investigation should be launched to rule out juror misconduct. On Thursday last week, Senior Justice Anita Allen discharged MP Picewell Forbes after he apologised for incorrectly announcing during the PLP national convention that his politi cal colleague Pleasant Bridgewater, one of two persons charged in connec tion with the case, had been acquitted. The jury was still delib erating at this point. Of the 239 readers who voted on tribune242.com, 195 said they would support such an investigation, while 44 said they would oppose it. Online poll backs juror investigation following mistrial B y DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT – A couple w as charged with ammunition possession in Magistrate’s Court last week Friday. Troy Johnson, 37, and A larice Johnson, 40, of Aberdeen Drive appeared in Court Two before Magistrate Andrew Forbes. They were represented by Attorney KB rian Hanna. Troy Johnson pleaded guilty to the charge, and was cautioned and released. A larice Johnson pleaded not guilty and the prosecution offered no further evidence against her, so she was discharged. T he police are urging persons in Grand Bahama to report any discovery off irearms, dangerous drugs or ammunition by calling 911,3 52-3107/8 or 352-9774/5. Customers urged to take advantage of BEC lights deal T HE Bahamas Electricity Corporation is asking customers whose electricity supply has been disconnected to c ome in and take advantage of a deal to have their lights switched back on. BEC said in a statement t hat it appreciates “the pre sent economic climate and the ongoing challenges faced by some of its customers in paying their electricity bills in a t imely manner. In this regard BEC has m odified its collections programme to assist residential c ustomers.” The corporation said the new arrangement requires that customers pay their latest bill and enter into an agreem ent to repay the remaining balance over the next threey ears. New billings must also be kept current. We would like to remind all customers to continue to implement energy efficient practices in their homes, as conservation is key. P lease visitwww.mybec.com for proven conserva t ion tips and hours of operation including our Saturday M all at Marathon hours,” the statement said. Couple a ccused of ammunition possession COURTOFAPPEAL: Extradition to US cases Prosecutors rely on evidence gathered from phone taps AREA OF DEBATE: Montagu Foreshore.

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EDITOR, The Tribune . F riends of the Environm ent (FRIENDS like to thank everyone who made the time to attend BEC's public meeting on September 10th, as well as t hose who wrote letters, made calls and provided i nformation. F RIENDS would also like to extend a special thank yout o the Rt. Hon. Prime Mini ster Ingraham and the Ministers for taking the time to hear Abaco’s concerns. It was an impressive turn o ut and demonstrates Abac o's concern for our future and willingness to listen, learn and comment. As an education-based g roup, FRIENDS believes it i s our mandate to provide information to the public.F RIENDS requested this public meeting with BEC be h eld in 2008. We certainly wish that more public consultation had been done from the onset. As an organisation we do h ave concerns regarding the choice of fuel as well as the location of this power plant, a nd the attendance at the public meeting shows that m any members of the public do also. FRIENDS realises that A baco does need power and the Government is moving ahead with this project. It is our intention to cont inue to educate the public a bout the dangers associated with Bunker C fuel. I t is true that many of these dangers can be reduced with proper plan ning, training, maintenance and responsible monitoring. FRIENDS hopes to be able to work with BEC, the Bahamas Government and people of Abaco to make sure that all of these initia tives are taking place. W e encourage the Government and BEC to cont inue to move forward from the public meeting in good faith and provide the infor-m ation necessary to assure the public that their promises will be kept. I n addition FRIENDS would like to assist in movi ng forward with some of the other initiatives that were mentioned at the meetingi ncluding: Starting a reverse meteri ng process, so homes and business with alternative energy sources can selle xcess energy back to the grid. Establishing larger scale alternative energy in Abaco. Providing education a bout ways homes and businesses can use less energy. Establishing contact b etween experts in the field of alternative energy and the a ppropriate governmental o fficials so their knowledge can be used to benefit The B ahamas. These matters are never simple and clear cut and there are no easy answers,b ut we all want what is best for the future of Abaco and FRIENDS looks forward to working with all interestedp arties towards that common g oal. K RISTEN WILLIAMS Friends of the Environment, Abaco, September, 2009. EDITOR, The Tribune. Please allow me to express my view of the ongoing har b our dredging and container port. As a person intimately familiar with these type of works and after scrutinizing the documents and infor m ation proffered by the “experts”, expressing the pros and cons of the project, I am prepared to wager that the dredging will not have a negative effect on the envi r onment nor will it negatively impact Saunders Beach. From all indications the tidal current will enhance the beach and create a larger sand dune, compared to the present and unlike the previous dredging, the constant movement of vessels at that end of Arawak Cay should provide a constant movement of the silt with the undertow. A DRIAN B. LaRODA Nassau, O ctober 5, 2009. C M Y K C M Y K EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master L EON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 S IR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., (Hon. P ublisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. P ublisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday S hirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama T ELEPHONES Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising Advertising Manager (242 C irculation Department (242 N assau Fax: (242 Freeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242 F reeport fax: (242 W EBSITE www.tribune242.com – updated daily at 2pm WASHINGTON (AP Barack Obama greeted Hamid Karzai’s election victory with as much admonishment as praise on Monday, pointedly advising Amer-i ca’s partner in war he must make more serio us efforts to end corruption in Afghanistan’s government and prepare his nation to ultimately defend itself. I emphasized that this has to be a point in t ime in which we begin to write a new chapter,” Obama said in describing his phone call to the Afghan president. When Karzai offered back assurances, Obama said he told him that “the proof is not going to be in w ords. It’s going to be in deeds.” Obama’s message of stern solidarity came as he considers sending tens of thousands more U.S. troops into the war zone in Karza i’s country. K arzai won a second term Monday when competitor Abdullah Abdullah pulled out of the Nov. 7 runoff, suggesting it would be doomed by fraud just as the first voting in August was. The handling of the first elec t ion cost Karzai in international credibility. Yet the White House put its weight behind the legitimacy of the final outcome after helping to broker a runoff that never happened. O bama called the process “messy” but said Karzai won in accordance with Afghan law. The White House repeatedly said Abdullah had pulled out for his own politi-c al and personal reasons. T he collapse of the planned run-off increases pressure on the Obama administration to quickly end its lengthy deliberat ions about whether to commit more U.S. forces to a worsening war. O bama may announce his revamped war strategy, including a decision on sending more troops, early next week before a p lanned overseas trip. W hite House press secretary Robert Gibbs acknowledged that Karzai’s win by default is a factor in the coming decision about troops but did not say the timetable for an announcement has changed. T he administration continues to say it will h appen in the “coming weeks.” In recounting his call to Karzai, Obama spent most of his time saying what he expects from his fellow president: more diligent efforts to end corruption, cooperation in accelerating the training of Afghan security forces, tangible benefits in the lives of the Afghan people. T hose aren’t just Obama’s standards. He is under pressure to show Congress and the public that the U.S. is dealing with a trust-w orthy partner, particularly if it is going to send more troops there. Many Americans have grown weary of the war and are questioning its worth. About 68,000 U.S. troops are already in Afghanistan, where October was the dead l iest month for U.S. forces. S everal thousands NATO troops from various countries are also committed to a war that has stretched into its ninth year and is focused on combatting insurgents andd ismantling al-Qaida terrorists. Obama said Karzai needs to “take advantage of the international community’s inter est in his country.” Indeed, the White House made clear that the election gave Karzai legal legitimacy butn ot necessarily any new boost of credibility. “Nobody has ever made the accusation that credibility was going to be had simply out of one election,” Gibbs said. Relieved U.S. officials said the outcome a ccomplished two main objectives that have b een part of weeks of strategy discussion in Washington: The results yielded finality to a messy process and came only after Karzai acknowledged the illegitimacy of the original balloting. Knowledge that Karzai would continue at the helm of the Afghan government changed little in the administration’s calculus, at least in terms of pushing for reform and anti-corruption and counter-narcoticse fforts, said officials who have been involved in strategy discussions. The U.S. government feels the outcome gives it continued leverage to push for reform in Karzai’s polit ical house, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because Obama has not announced his decision on strategy and troops. Karzai has led Afghanistan since U.S. forces invaded to oust the Taliban in 2001. He won election in 2004, and his latest victory will give him another five-year mandate. 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New container port and harbour dredging EDITOR, The Tribune. After having read the letter written to your newspa per, regarding the straw market and its effects on future downtown dynamics, and then the straw markets response to the letter, it seems that from the contents of the straw markets response that they completely missed the point of the argument to relocate them. There was no black crab intention that I could surmise, only a forward looking plan for a better downtown experience for tourists and locals both merchants and shoppers. Moving the straw market to one of the suggested locations does seem like a good idea and of greater benefit to everyone involved. M.R. SANDS, Nassau, October 25, 2009. Suggestions to move straw market are a good idea Dear Editor, For those who are unaware of the significance of the poppy, per haps the following information will help: Poppies grew in the fields of France where battles were fought and soldiers died. The poppy is red and this is seen as being representative of the blood shed by the soldiers. We wear poppies today to remember the fallen and to honour and support our 14 Bahamian veterans who served in the various forces during World War II to keep our Bahamas free. Some members of the Royal Society of St. George are now selling poppies at various locations in Nassau. We ask you to give generously as thefunds raised will supportthese brave, yet forgotten men and their families. Judy Ansell-Grindrod President RSSG, Nassau, October 30, 2009. Wear a poppy with pride!

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By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter t thompson@tribunemedia.net A GROUP of 28 illegal Haitian immigrants, including a twoyear-old boy, were apprehended after their wooden sloop landed in Devil's Bight, Cat Island. The group 18 men, seven w omen and three youngsters told Immigration officials that harsh economic conditions forced them to make the treacherous three day journey from Latortue, Haiti to the Bahamas. A few of the immigrants admitted that they paid up to $ 2,500 in Haitian currency for the trip while others claimed that they sailed for free, said Deputy Director of Immigration Ricardo Clarke. While the two-year-old child was travelling with his uncle, the two other youths a 10year-old and a 17-year-old m ade the dangerous trip alone, Mr Clarke added. "In speaking with the Haitian nationals, they all stated that they left for economic reasons. There are no jobs in Haiti and things are very hard. Some of them also said that they havef amily members living in the Bahamas," said Mr Clarke at a p ress conference at the department's headquarters yesterday. On Saturday around 9pm, concerned citizens on Cat Island reported that a group of Haitians had landed at Devil's Bight in a small, wooden sloop.P olice and Customs officers stationed on the island were notif ied. They rounded up the 28 immigrants believed to on board the vessel. On Sunday, 23 of the immigrants were flown to Nassau while the remaining five were expected in the capital yesterday. According to Immigration Director Jack Thompson, all of the immigrants are expected to be processed by today and should be repatriated to Haiti by the end of this week. The promise of a better life and employment opportunities is the driving force for the estimated 200 million migrants across the globe, said Richard Scott, the International Organisation for Migration's regional representative for North America and the Caribbean. "A number of things are also driving it difficult conditions in some countries, better opportunities in others all of which have existed for some time but now with the increased ease in being able to move around the world, we recognise an increase in migration," he said. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009, PAGE 5 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Illegal immigrants: economic climate forced us to leave Haiti By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter tthompson@tribunemedia.net SEVERAL Immigration officers are taking part in a week of "crucial" training which will help them detect fraudulent travel documentsand curb illegal human trafficking. Yesterday marked the start of the second installment of the week-long training seminar, which is sponsored by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM Director of Immigration Jack Thompson heralded the training session as a necessary step that will assist the department in staying ahead of those attempting to enter the country illegally. "The world has changed and it is important that we equip, retool, harness our skills and prepare ourselves for what is happening in the world," said Mr Thompson. "If we're going to tackle it we have to stay two steps ahead. . . We cannot be lagging behind and so in that regard training is very, very critical". Minister of State for Immi gration Branville McCartney expressed his support for members of the public service taking the time to upgrade their skills through continued education and training courses. He added that in the aftermath of the devastating September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States, it is important for local immi gration officials to be on the lookout for possible terrorists. "The events of September 11 in particular have changed the world forever and in addition to having to guard against illegal persons, trafficking in persons, human smuggling, persons seekingto smuggle illegal contraband a nd substances, we must be on the lookout for terror ists,” the minister said. He also commended immigration officers, whom he hailed as the gatekeepers of the nation, for their efforts to keep the country's borders safe. Richard Scott, IOM's regional representative for North America and the Caribbean, said the agencyis focused on helping member states manage migration issues. He noted that about 200 million people – about three per cent of the world's population – are considered international migrants. The week-long training seminar will cover how to spot passport fraud, tamper proof documents, scanning documents and bar-code reading. Immigration officers take part in week of ‘crucial’ training n S INCE JULY, 1 the start of the fiscal year the Immigration Department has spent about a third of its $ 1.5 million repatriation budget or $586,359.99, said Director Jack Thompson. n THE DEPARTMENT spent $61,164 on repatriation i n July; $288,351.99 in August; $179,964 in September; and $56,880 in October, he said. n UP TO OCTOBER, the Department of Immigration r epatriated 4,862 persons. n A T LAST COUNT, t here were 193 immigrants being held at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre: 157 H aitians; seven Cubans; 15 Jamaicans; one Ghanaian; three Chinese; five Turks; three Nicaraguans; one Czech R epublican; and one person of unknown nationality. n O F THIS NUMBER, 1 25 are men, 46 are women and 22 children. CHILDREN LOOK THROUGH a window next to an empty plate at a s chool used as World Food Programme ( WFP C hauffard, Haiti, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009. According to United Nations figures the World Food Programme distributed food to more than 2.5 million people in Haiti in 2008. R a m o n E s p i n o s a / A P FOODDISTRIBUTIONINHAITI By JOHN ISSA CONVENTIONAL wisdom tells us t hat dinosaurs are extinct and only live in books and movies. Their impressive skeletons are featured exhibits at proud natural history museums. Computera nimation brings them to life in the most vivid and realistic ways. Every find of new skeletal remains makes the news. The breaking news is that dinosaurs are alive and well in The B ahamas. Unfortunately the species we have found will have no value as a tourist attraction. In fact not only are they not bringing us any economic benefit but they are species that do harm to the environment; the economic environment that is. W e have found four species of these dinosaurs in our great little commonwealth. Fortunately one specie will soon be made extinct by Government policy and Tim Donaldson’s committee. This dinosaur is Batelco. Soon to be sold, it will no longer be able to feast on monopoly inflated prices making doing business in The Bahamas much more expensive than it ought to be. The second specie found foraging on the people’s resources i s BEC. This monopolistic monster needs to be broken up and sold and the generation, distribution and sale of electricity needs to be freed up and opened to competition as it is in progressive economies. The third specie of dinosaur that thrives here is exchange con trols. Although extinct in virtually all economies it has found a way to continue to survive locally. This has resulted in very many Bahamians hiding their foreign exchange holdings overseas to prevent this monster feeding on them. The fourth specie is the business licensing system. This equal ly greedy beast has fed on the ambitions and dreams of entrepreneurial Bahamians from the days before independence to this very day. Let us slay these beasts and consign their skeletons to the museums and history books. DIN OSAURS ‘DISCOVERED IN THE B AHAMAS’ V IEW FR OM A F AR J OHN I SSA

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By ADRIAN GIBSON ajbahama@hotmail.com T HIS week’s FNM convention is expected to feature lots of finger-jabbing, ruffianlike browbeating and the throwing of verbal bricks all, at this juncture, aimed at the PLP. H opefully, instead of a demonstration of the stark political myopia shown at thePLP’s convention nearly two weeks ago, the FNM espouse s a new and innovative approach to governance/econo my that would deepen the populace’s trust in the present administration. The sheer goofiness of the PLP convention leads me only to wonder about the FNM’s impending caucus and what merits it will bear. In hindsight, the PLP’s convention appeared to be an exclusive affair, gearedt owards PLPs rather than s erving as a conscientious p latform to address the entire e lectorate. Indeed, the blame game was played throughout the convention and little to no innovative policy was promoted. Frankly, the atmosp here at the PLP convention appeared to be a tired old a ttempt at furthering the conc ept of a personality cult. Although former PM Perry Christie was re-elected as the party’s leader, it appears he c rushed all indications of a p olitical insurrection with the overwhelming votes of deck s tacked with stalwart coun cilors/delegates who were b lindly loyal. Truthfully, Mr C hristie’s margin of victory a ppears to be out-of-step with the feelings of the average Bahamian on his leadership. Both political parties are top h eavy with stalwart councilors t hat, according to medical doctor and legal scholar Dr Dexter Johnson, exhibit “loyalty (that regard for issue-oriented type discussions.” “The fact that the PLP pers onality cult type of leadership and political culture infects parties is the single most damaging factor in retarding the movement oft his country towards a more p articipatory democratic form o f government,” Dr Johnson said. While I accept Mr Christie’s convention apolo g y, his speech did not proffer a vision for the next five years. He spent too much time recounting what his government did but said little about empowering Bahamians. T he PLP’s delegates/stalwarts seem to have voted in lock step and overwhelmingly like assembly-line drones, bringing back some of the p arty’s senior citizens. T he resurrection of Bradley R oberts from the political bone orchard and the dump ing of a youthful and ethical f emale chairman – one of few women on the party’s front-l ine – shows the desperation o f that organisation. Admittedly, Bradley Roberts’ return will profoundly impact the political c ulture, so much so that it is s peculated the top-brass of the FNM has already responded to his re-election by handpicking and approving Labour Minister Dion “The Bruiser” Foulkes as the chairman designate which w ill, I am told, be confirmed on the convention floor. Furthermore, high-ranking party sources reveal that attorney Don Saunders isl ikely to be chosen as party s ecretary general and Senat or Anthony Musgrove as one of two deputy chairmen. Undoubtedly, Bradley Robert does bring the fearf actor element, giving his party quite an intimidation boost. While I congratulate Mr Christie, Philip Davis and Mr Roberts on winning their races for party leadership, I wonder whether the party’sd elegates/stalwarts may have sabotaged their own electoral hopes with these choices. Based upon the convention, it does appear that the PLP i s out of ideas and are, in the w ords of Sam Tenenhaus, trapped in postures of frozen light, clenched in the rigor mortis of a defunct ideology.” E ven after their convention, the PLP appears to bea t a bloody crossroads. A lthough it will take a lot o f work to remedy the impedi ments left by the former a dministration, the FNM will no doubt use this convention t o prepare for a slugfest as the PLP chairman is expected t o amplify any shortcomings a nd be on them like whiteo n-rice because, as a disting uished FNM friend put it, he is their “worst nightmare.” While the FNM was the party of choice in 2007 for Bahamians disillusioned byt he PLP’s scandalous reign and lack of vision, the party h as had its shortfalls, particularly as certain members of the party’s frontline are among the walking wounded of our political culture and s hould not seek a nomination. The FNM, like the PLP, has an assemblage of reprob ates, headbangers, wasters a nd morons in its ranks, some o f whom I can personally attest to as being hell-bent on s eeking revenge for comments relative to their minist erial mismanagement or p olitical standing in the part y/society. F rankly, there is one or two in the current Cabinet who are hamstrung by stupidity and unwilling to accept divergent opinions. T hese folks, in my opinion, are the “flamers”, hopeless l iabilities and useless baggage that an astute politician like Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham may have already thought of relegating to the p olitical dustbin as they will undeniably be setbacks in what is expected to be a hotlyc ontested general election in 2012. The FNM still commands r espect as it does not have such a checkered past as the PLP. Much credit for the FNM’s scandal-free term thus f ar must be bestowed upon PM Ingraham who, like AD Hanna, has demonstrated hish onesty and forthrightness. Mr Ingraham’s enforce ment of ethical codes, and the w ork of the FNM’s founders, has managed to construct and maintain a party that contin ues to be a legitimate and c redible political force. The PM must, however, reel in certain ministers who have o nce again adopted a fullblown megalomaniac despo tism that was one of the main r easons for the party’s defeat i n 2002. The public is increasingly becoming uneasy with thisg overnment and is demanding a Cabinet shuffle during or after the convention. Therea re certain FNM ministers w ho are sufferers of wind baggery and fictitious disease syndrome and frankly, someo f their performances in vari ous ministries amounts to nothing more than a substantive negative outcome! Unquestionably, those found to be deadbeats in the present Cabinet must be selectively separated or, in layman’s terms, “rolled out.” Furthermore, it appears that the FNM, like the PLP, is home to a lameduck legion of political pretenders who should not offer in 2012. These MPs and persons seeking nominations should just ride off into the sunset, as they have had their chance and have done little more than bloviate during that period. Today’s crop of FNM backbenchers also appear to be nothing more than govern ment cheerleaders, all echoing and supporting everything the e xecutive branch does rather t han raising questions and trul y representing the interest of the electors. T hus far, the FNM has been feeble and ineffective on c rime and had failed to diver s ify the economy. U nemployment remains a t horn in the government’s side. However, having reviewed the manifesto and factored in a sluggish economy, the FNM s eems to be on the right track Quite honestly, the party u nder Hubert Ingraham’s leadership was the best choice to lead the country during these perilous economic times and the government deserves c redit for its efforts to mitigate the effects of a global economic downturn. T he public at large is unwilling to suffer the poor standard of service by public s ervants, some of whom are always seeking a tip for merely doing their jobs. Moreover, the government n eeds to provide incentives to boost the role of the private sector in generatinge mployment opportunities and also divest the state of loss-making companies( BEC/Water and Sewage). The latter would play a role in reducing a ballooning bud getary deficit. I have also been reliably informed that, in anticipation of the next general election, t here are moves afoot to replace Phenton Neymour with former senator DarrenC ash who is purportedly a lready campaigning in South Beach. I am also told that former a mbassador Joshua Sears will be nominated to run against Melanie Griffin in Yamacraw. E ven more, my source a lleges that West End and Bimini MP Obie Wilchcombe is being brought to New Prov-i dence to contest for the St Cecilia constituency and that the FNM’s David Wallace is being courted by the PLP to replace Wilchcombe as the PLP’s candidate for West End and Bimini. These things have yet to unfold. Since it is likely that no one will challenge PM Ingraham and DPM Brent Symonette for the top posts, I remain curious as to who among the current FNMs on the front line has the ability to revivify the masses once Mr Ingraham departs the political scene. During this convention, rather than falling into the ditch of petty politics, the FNM must deal with the issues that take into account the greater interest of the country and the welfare of the people. C M Y K C M Y K PAGE 6, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM The FNM and PLP conventions Y OUNG M AN S V IEW A DRIANGIBSON PHILIPDAVIS , Perry Christie and Bradley Roberts at the PLP convention.

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009, PAGE 7 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM T HEnew United States resident ambassador Nicole Avant paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Larry Cartwright on Monday. Ms Avant is the 13th US ambassador to The Bahamas. She formally presented her credentials to the Governor General of The Bahama Arthur Hanna at Government House, October 22. M s Avant said that during her tenure as ambassador, she will work closely with the Government of the Bahamas to "protect our borders through programmes designed to combat the transshipment of illicit drugs and the smuggling of illegal migrants and weapons." S he also pledged to "enhance our joint efforts against terr orism, build prosperity and economic security for our peoples, a nd defend and promote human rights and democratic ideals." P ICTURED ARE P ermanent Secretary Cresswell Sturrup, Ambassador Avant, Minister Cartwright, Director of the Department of Cooperaties Nathanial Adderley, and Deputy Director of the Depart-m ent of Marine Resources Edison Deleveaux. New USAmbassador pays minister courtesy call D e r e k S m i t h / B I S IT IS essential that Bahamia ns offer only the best quality crafts for sale so that cust omers believe they have received good value for dollars spent during these hard economic times, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said. A t the opening of the Bahamas Agricultural & Industrial Corporation (BAIC BahamArts Festival he explained that satisfied clients tend to become repeat buyers. More importantly, they become excellent word-ofm outh references for other potential buyers.” Prime Minister Ingraham s aid, “The improved produc t ion of Bahamian arts, crafts, clothing, accessories, jewellery and packaged and processed f ood increase local value added to our tourism product a nd significantly improves our tourism product making it uniquely Bahamian.” The development of increased quantities andi mproved quality of Bahamian products will also benefit the country during these hard economic times, he explained. “Buying locally made artefacts contributes to employment and keeps a greater portion of income circulating inT he Bahamas economy there by increasing the standard of l iving in The Bahamas.” The Government will continue action in support of i ndependent entrepreneurs a nd small business development, as it believes that domestic investment plays an i mportant role in stimulating the economy, Prime Minister I ngraham said. Further, as the Government seeks to develop means and opportunities for more people to prepare themselvesf or gainful employment in tough economic times, he said BAIC has expanded its training programmes in craft production. “The craft training offered through BAIC – in straw, shell, sisal and coconut shellc raft, batik and tie-dye and wood turning will without ad oubt assist participants to improve their skills and to raise the quality of the produ cts which they offer for sale t o both Bahamians and visitors to our country.” Prime Minister Ingraham noted that already an improved quality of production is evident by the quality and standard of Bahamianm ade products displayed at the festival and shops. “Indeed, he said, “the success being experienced by some producers of high-end straw handbags and other products prove that discerningc lients will pay top dollar for quality Bahamian craft.” Prime Minister Ingraham praised instructors of BAIC’s craft training program for “unconsciously contributing to the enhancement of ourc ulture and the strength of our economy”. Share your news T he Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their n eighbour hoods. Per haps you are raising funds for a g ood cause, campaigning f or improvements in the area or have won an award. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story. Bahamian artisans encouraged to create high quality goods G OVERNOR GENERAL A rthur D Hanna (leftright some of high-quality straw work at the Bahamas Agricultural & Industrial Corporation (BAIC Annual BahamArts Festival ceremony on Friday. Also pictured is Executive Chairman, BAIC, Edison Key.

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 8, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM THE Bahamas Technical and Vocat ional Institute is offering greater convenience to its students with the launch of the institute’s student portal – “MYB TVI.” Students now have access to a host of academic and administrative information day or night with just a few keystrokes. T he portal allows students to check grades, complete registration forms, and view class schedules as well as the s chedule for the upcoming semester. Kirsti Sears, data administrator at BTVI, said the new system takes infor-m ation distribution “to the next level”. “This is just a better way to serve our students,” she said. “It provides a one-stop solution to do so many things.W e feel certain that once everyone is familiar with the portal and begins to use it to its full potential, it will become a n integral part of the student experience here at BTVI.” Ms Sears stressed the practice of coll ecting information from the institute, including final grades, from the Registrar Office will be phased out. She said students must visit the “MY BTVI” portal and create a personala ccount before they can access any information. BTVI's new online portal caters to students ONE-STOP SOLUTION: MY BTVI offers greater convenience to students. A PORTAL to information. THE BAHAMAS TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE TAKESINFORMATIONDISTRIBUTION ‘TOTHENEXTLEVEL e feel certain that once everyone is familiar with the portal and begins to use it to its full potential, it will become an integral part of the student experience here at BTVI.’ Kirsti Sears

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By BRENT STUBBS S enior Sports Reporter b stubbs@tribunemedia.net THE focus was on the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture’s National Hall of Fame induction ceremony.B ut the next day, one of the future Hall of Famers was being honoured by her family a nd friends. Alice ‘Snowball’ Wells, known for her feat of beingt he first Bahamian female p itcher to throw the windmill pitch, was honoured Saturday night at the British ColonialH ilton in joint celebrations. The celebrations were shared for her induction intot he Bahamas Softball Feder ation and in honour of her 54th birthday the day before. “It’s good. It’s good when y ou can get all of your blessings and the accolades before you die,” said a delighted Wells, who enjoyed herself after the festive occasion. “Too many time people wait until after you die to sayw hat you did. But it’s just a great feeling to get it all when you’re alive. I really appreci a te everything that was done for me tonight.” Wells, who earned her nickn ame from the late sporting p riest Father Marcian Peters as a result of her triumphant performances in track and field when he presented the winner with a snowball, was an all-around female athlete. She started competing in track and field at St Joseph School, but by the time she had enrolled at Aquinas College, her athletic prowess flourished to basketball, volleyball, football (would you believe it) and softball. During her high school tenure, Wells would have played every position on the field, except for pitching. But through the encouragementof her brother and coach Gordon Wells, she attempted to venture on the mound. In her pitching debut dur ing the 1972/73 high school season, Wells made a spec tacular showing and from then, that was the position that she went on to master. At the same time, Wells was already playing night league and she continued until the 1985 season. During that time, she also played on numerous national teams. Her first appearance on the national team came in 1976in Jamaica and a year later, she was on the team that wona gold medal at the Cast Tournament in Jamaica. The following year in 1978, Wells played on the team that went to the Central American and Caribbean Tournament in El Salvador. But the highlight of her national team sting came in 1981 in Santa Clara, California, where Wells pitched a nohitter as the Bahamas wenton to finish third in the world the country’s highest show ing ever. Looking back at her career, Wells said she never envi ‘Snowball’ honoured by family, friends By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter b stubbs@tribunemedia.net T wo streaks continued in the Catholic D iocesan Primary Schools Basketball League as the St Cecilia’s Strikers stayed undefeated and the St Thomas More Sparks remained winless. I n one of two games played yesterday, the Strikers powered past the Sparks with a 38-14 triumph as St Cecilia’s joined defending champions St Bede’s Crushers atop the standings at 3-0. St Thomas More, on the other hand, dropped their cellar-dwelling record to 0-3. Ivoine Ingraham scored a game-high 10 points, Stephen Humes had seven, Tyrere Colebrooke five and Lenford Powell and Kobe Mackey both chipped in with four in the win. Rohan Kerr paced the losers with six and Carl C ooper helped out with three. Unlike their other two games so far this year, St Cecilia’s struck late, but at the beginning St Thomas More just couldn’t find a way to contain them. “We were a little bit shaky at the beginning, but as the game went on, we got a lot better,” said St Cecilia’s coach Leo Delaney, who was still quite pleased with his team’s performance. Even though Delancy was a little concerned about their start, St Cecilia’s struck for an early 11-1 lead in the first quarter as Stephen Humes and Ivoine Ingraham paced the attack with four points each. In the second half, the Strikers rallied for a quick 17-2 lead as they tightened up on their defense and were able to control the boards and the play in the paint. By the end of the period, they had mounted a comfortable 23-2 margin as all five players scored with Lenford Powell contributing four. St Thomas More, who was only able to score one free throw in both the first and second quarter, start ed to turn things around in the third when they got three shots from the charity line for a 26-6 deficit. Then they got their first jumper from Rohan Kerr to trail 26-8 after a time-out called by coach N’Kumo Ferguson. That seemed to have sparked their defense as well as they held the Sparks scoreless at the end of the period. On the first play of the fourth quarter, St Cecilia’s lost one of their defensive threats, Nicholas Light bourne, to five fouls. But Kobe Mackey, the smallest player on the court, made up a lot on both ends of the court with his relentless attack. Both teams also picked up their offense a bit, despite the fact that the Strikers got the better end of the deal as they increased their lead to 32-13. With about a minute left in the game, coach Delaney substituted his entire five as neither team was able to score anymore points the rest of the way. Despite the fact that they are still trying to get it together, coach Ferguson said he’s not going to push the panic button. “They’re playing better and better each game,” he insisted. “I predict that by our fifth game of the season, we will be much better than this. We will make the playoffs.” As for St Cecilia’s, the excitement is building up until their showdown with the Crushers November 9 at St Bede’s. “We’re playing 10 games, so we still have a long season to go,” Delaney said. “We will be out to win that game just as much as they win. But we’re not going to let that determine our season.” If there was one concern about their game against the Strikers, coach Ferguson said it was the officiating. “I never heard a referee say it’s a judgment call on five seconds,” he pointed out. “Five seconds is five seconds. And I’ve never seen anything where a referee say he doesn’t bring the ball from the sideline. That’s a bunch of foolishness.” By BRENT STUBBS S enior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net GEORGETTE Rolle and Raquel Riley shot scores of three-over-73 and six-over-76, but they both admitted that they will have to get lower if theya re going to make an impact at the 1 1th Duramed FUTURES Tour 2010 Qualifying Tournament. The Bahamian professional duo w ere playing on the first day of the week-long tournament yesterday in W inter Haven, Florida. The tournament is expected to continue today and wrap up on Friday. I felt I hit the ball well, but my p utting was not impressive to say the least,” said Rolle last night during an exclusive interview with The Tribune. “But I’m playing at a different golf c ourse tomorrow, so I’m hoping that I will be able to putt the ball a lot bett er.” Rolle’s scores of 37-38 for her 73 p laced her in a 27-way tie for 109 out of a field of almost 287 competitors from 38 nations that lined up for the f irst day of competition. “I expect bett er results,” said Rolle as she looks ahead to competition today. But Rolle knows quite well that it’s not just about improving on her score, but playing very well each day. In order to be able to qualify for the final d ay of competition when the players will be selected for the 2010 Futures Tour, she would have to be consistent in the low 70s. “But if I don’t get through this year, my goal is to makes ure that I get a good showing so that I can get an opportunity to play in a lot more tournaments next year,” she summed up. As for Riley, the Grand Bahamian native, her scores of 41-37 for a 78t otal placed her in a tie with 21 other competitors at 196 on the chart. My first round was all right, but I couldn’t get my putter to work,” said Riley. “Other than that, I hit the ball v ery well. So I’m satisfied with that. I j ust have to get my putter working.” Riley, who admitted that she was a little rusty not having played in a tournament in five months, said she’s confident that she can turn her game around. “I just have to get my confid ence up,” she said. “I made a lot of mental mistakes, but I have to get back out there tomorrow and play much better. I’m hoping to improve every day.” A t the end of the first day of competition, two rookies grabbed the initial lead as Tiffany Joh of San Diego and Danielle Mills of Pointe-claire, Quebec, shot rounds of five-underpar 67. A tournament cut will be madea fter 72 holes with only the field of 90 players and ties getting the call to c ome back for the final day of competition Friday. Both Rolle and Riley are hoping that they will play well e nough over the next few days to be i ncluded in the numbers. C M Y K C M Y K TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009 THETRIBUNE PAGE 9 PAGE 10 New Providence Volleyball Association... TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Undefeated Strikers power past Sparks A ST THOMAS MORE SPARKS player pushes the ball in this file photo. Yesterday, the St Cecilia’s Strikers powered past the Sparks with a 38-14 victory... A LICE ‘SNOWBALL’ WELLS P hoto by P atrick Hanna / BIS Commonwealth American Football League highlights... 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Stingrays vs Destroyers C M Y K C M Y K S PORTS PAGE 10, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009 TRIBUNE SPORTS TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM STINGRAYS wide receiver/safety Carl Rolle makes a tackle. Wide receiver Lawrence Hepburn Jr (not shown c onnected with Rolle on a 30-yard play action pass for a touchdown...On Sunday, the V8 Fusion Stingrays defeated the Defence Force Destroyers 12-6 (highlights shown here monwealth American Football League (CAFL STINGRAYS running back Jamal Coleby in action on Sunday... DESTROYERS running back advances with the ball... STINGRAYS running back Jamaal Strachan rushes... P h o t o s b y F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f BASKETBALL N PBA REGISTRATION ALL Teams/Clubs interested in participating in the NPBA 2009/2010 season area sked to attend a very i mportant meeting 6pm November 3 at Albury Sayles Primary School. This is the final call for all rosters and entrance f ees. F or additional inform ation, please call Keith Smith and Alsworth Pickstock as soon as possible. SOFTBALL BSC MEETING T HE Baptist Sports C ouncil is scheduled to h old a meeting 10am Saturday at the Bahamas B aptist College, Jean Street, for all team managers/representatives. A t that meeting, the final schedule for the remainder of the 2009 Olympia Morris-Evans Softball Classic will be discussed. All teams are a lso reminded that their r egistration fees must be paid in full at that time. The season is schedu led to resume play November 14 at the Baillou Hills Sporting Comp lex. SPORTS IN BRIEF Police Crimestoppers beat Champions Club THE first half of the New Providence Volleyball Association’s (NPVA ular season is winding down. T wo men’s games were played yesterday evening at the D W Davis gymnasium. In the first matchup, the P olice Crimestoppers defeated the Champions Club 19-25, 25-20, 25-22 and 25-13. John Rolle was instrumental in the win with 15 points while Muller Petit lead all scorers in a losing effort with 17 points. John Rolle also contributed 11d igs and 18 passes. In the feature match, it took the Scotiabank Defenders three sets to dispose of DaBasement 25-15, 25-23 and 2514. Hector Rolle and Rony Duncombe led the charge w ith 10 and seven points respectively, complemented b y Maurice “Cheeks” Smith’s 12-for-12 passes and Tony Simon’s seven digs. I n a losing effort, Lahaundro Thompson scored a game high 12 points. Defenders dispose ofD aBasement as first half of volleyball seasonwinds down sioned this day, but she was glad that it finally came. “I can say thank God because he has brought me from a long way,” Wells said. “I appreciate what the BSF is doing, inducting me into their Hall of Fame. I just want to say thank God. “I had a stellar career and whenever I was called upon, I just went out there and did what I had to do. I was very pleased to represent my country.” Despite the fact that there was a national event going on across the hall, Wells said she wasn’t disturbed at all because her event was one that was planned a long time ago. “God is in control, so I was n’t worried about what other men were doing,” she said. Committee chairperson June Carey said it was a milestone for Wells and as a lifelong friend from Aquinas College, she was delighted to help honour Wells. “This is something that we want her to remember for a long time,” Carey said. “We also hope that we will have more role models in sports like Alice Wells. She was an ambassador for the entire Bahamas. “She helped us to get to No.3 in the world and we haven’t gotten back to that level ever since. So I think it’s about time that we honour one of our golden girls in her golden years.” Carey said that are a lot of ways that the Government can honour those athletes who have made tremendous contributions to the growth and success of our country. She said she hopes that one day Wells will get her just reward. Charmaine Glinton, one of Wells’ two daughters, said her mother deserved every bit of recognition that she received. “She played hard and she represented our country very well,” Glinton said. “So she might as well get her roses while she is alive. We’re so happy that she can get some of that tonight.” Glinton said even though their celebrations were much smaller than the National Hall of Fame, they were all able to shower her mother with “genuine love and affection” for her contribution to the country. ‘Snowball’ honour ed by family, friends FROM page 9

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C M Y K C M Y K SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.net TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009 THETRIBUNE $4. 68 $4. 51 $4. 69T he information contained is from a third party and The Tribune can not be held r esponsible for errors and/or omission from the daily report.$ $3.97 $3.88 $4.00 By NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor O ne of John S George’s previous owners is demanding that the retaile r’s current proprietor make a n immediate $647,000 cash p ayment to him and his relatives on the grounds that the business’s sale had not been completed, allegations that w ere yesterday described as ‘baseless’ by sources close to t he company. K en Hutton, the former Freeport Concrete chief executive who put together the JSG Holdings buyout group t hat acquired the struggling r etailer in 2004, has written t o the man his group sold the c ompany to, retail entrepreneur Andrew Wilson, to state t hat he will not accept the o riginal sales terms agreed by h is consortium on June 13, 2 007. In correspondence obtained by Tribune Business, Mr Hutton told Mr Wilson that neither he nor his sister-in-law,T ammy Albury, will accept the promissory note and 10 a cres of land that John S George’s current owner gave them and their fellow share holders as payment for the r etail chain. In a September 28, 2009, letter to Mr Wilson, Mr Hut-t on alleges that he is owed $188,479 in terms of the promissory note, and $269,300 as his share of the land transa ction, taking the full amount d ue to himself to $457,779. And he alleges that Ms A lbury is owed $77,926 from the promissory note and $111,300 as her share of the land transaction, taking the collective sum due to $ 189,225. Stating that he was “giving i t one last try” to settle the matter before initiating legal action as “the last option”, MrH utton told Mr Wilson in the letter: “Tammy and I will nota ccept Promissory Notes or p articipation in the land as p ayment. We are demanding c ash and cash only.” “Having read the many n ewspaper stories about your troubles since taking over at John S. George, I can sympa thize with your plight. The fact remains, however, that the transaction was signedb etween the selling shareholders of JSG and QBC, so it is QBC, its shareholders and directors that are responsible f or guaranteeing payment, not J SG.” That version of events, r eferring to one of Mr Wilson’s other businesses, Quality Business Centre (QBC by sources close to John S G eorge. Mr Wilson was said to be t ravelling yesterday, and did not return calls to his cell phone or message left at hiso ffice by Tribune Business. When contacted by this news-p aper, Mr Hutton expressed s urprise that Tribune Busin ess had obtained details of t he dispute, and said: “I real ly can’t comment on anyt hing.” However, the sources close to John S George and Mr Wilson sharply denied Mr Hutton’s version of the transaction, explaining to TribuneB usiness that the Promissory Notes which secured the bal ance of the transaction were issued by, and in the name of, J ohn S George, not QBC. T hey added that it was effectively a ‘sink or swim’ d eal, where payment on the promissory note depended entirely on whether John S George was returned to profitability something Mr Wils on has not been able to achieve yet, especially given t he recession. The sources told Tribune Business that whether MrH utton and his fellow JSG Holdings investors were paidd epended solely on whether t he retailer made money, and i f Mr Wilson was unable to t urn it around it had been agreed that they would “get n othing” because Bank of the Bahamas International had JSG owners in $647k dispute B y NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor PROPERTY and business o wners in Freeport’s I nternational B azaar have instructed their attorney to “take all the n ecessary a ction” to prev ent the Grand B ahama Port Authority’s (GBPA p osed Fish and Farmers Mark et from being located at G oombay Park, arguing that t he site was “out of sync” with current uses and what the area was designed for. Fred Smith QC, the Callenders & Co attorney andp artner, in an October 29, 2009, letter to the directors of t he GBPA and its Port Group Ltd affiliate, said his clients wanted “written confirmation that you will not proceed witht his location plan” or that t hey would not do so without consulting them and other business owners. Failure tot ake either option, it was suggested, would result in legal action “to prevent this pro-j ect from proceeding”. Writing on behalf of Hillside Investments, the company that constructed the ‘Paris i n the Bahamas’ building and shopping arcade in the Inter national Bazaar, Mr Smith s aid: “You are fully aware (having originally created, owned and managed it) ofw hat the International Bazaar m eans and represents to Freeport. “In summary, until Port L ucaya was built and until [the Royal Oasis] closed due to the damage from Hurri canes Jeanne and Frances, it w as (and remains subject to the economy rebounding) a major shopping and enter-t ainment outdoor mall.” H illside Investments, Mr Smith said, also leased a number of locations in the Inter national Bazaar, hence its objections to the Fish and Farmers Market being sited at Goombay Park, a location adjacent to the Bazaar. The newly-named QC added in his letter that he also acted for other property and business owners in the International Bazaar, including West Mall Developments, which had objected to a previous site eyed by the GBPA/Port Group Ltd for its Fish and Farmers Market. Market’s location branded ‘Bazaar’ B y NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor T HE Bahamas Interna tional Securities Exchange’s (BISX night said he was “fairly conf ident we will see increased activity from a listings stand point” on the exchange in 2 010, as it brought its existing funds listings to 23 with the addition of the RoyalFi d elity International Investment Fund TIGRS Series 2 sub-fund. D escribing this as the first investment fund listing for BISX in 2009, Keith Davies said he expected to see an increase in listings activity in 2010, especially given the low l evel of business conducted this year, with “more activity on the secondary listings side” BISX eyeing 2010 rise in listing levels By CHESTER ROBARDS Business Reporter c robards@tribunemedia.net EMPLOYEES at an Abaco Hardware store are acutely aware that the recession is b earing down on their employment and earnings p rospects, the store’s manager told Tribune Business yesterday, with lay-offs and pay cuts the result and many more businesses on the island feeli ng the pinch. D avid Mercius said Abaco H ardware had seen a substantial decline in business and, as a result, was forced tol ay-off two employees. H e added that the store was also forced to implement pay cuts for its staff across-the-b oard, leading another three employees to quit. “I had to take a pay cut, t oo,” Mr Mercius said. With 60 employees to maintain, management has also implemented shorter w ork weeks, as foot traffic through the store has slowed to a trickle. M r Mercius said it could be a struggle to stay open this month. “One day it’s bad, the next day a little bit better,” he said. “The staff can see that the e conomy is down.” Abaco was thought to have l argely escaped the recession in its early period, due to its bustling second home market, which has made the island the fastest growing economy in the Bahamas. However, it Hardware retailers feel the recession By CHESTER ROBARDS B usiness Reporter crobards@tribunemedia.net T HE BAHAMAS Elec t ricity Corporation (BEC could reveal the six shortlisted alternative energy suppliersb y the end of the month, the minister of state for the environment said yesterday, with waste-to-energy production a f avorite in the race to develop sustainable power. Phenton Neymour told Trib une Business that the evalu a tion process was ahead of schedule despite the extension given to the 13 partici pating companies for their proposal submissions. Proposals were originally expect ed to be submitted by August, but the deadline was extended for two months. Mr Neymour said the pro ject, which is an initiative within the Government’s extensive National Energy Policy, has required signifi cant outside participation and financing by consultants and the likes of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB When the evaluations of BEC may shortlist renewable energy bids by month-end A baco stores lay-off employees, cut salaries and work weeks, with s ome suffering 9% sales declines SEE page 5B SEE page 4B SEE page 7B SEE page 6B SEE page 5B Sources close to current proprietor describe former owner’s demand for instant cash payment on two year-old sales transaction as ‘baseless’, arguing that payment to all ex-shareholders depended on whether r etailer ‘sinks or swims’ FRED SMITH * Exchange sees increase i n investment fund listings t o 23, with RoyalFidelity bringing international fund offering to five * ‘More activity’ on secondary listings expected, with further fund listings possible before year-end

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C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 2B, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor THE Bahamas Real Estate Association’s (BREA day denied the Prime Minister’s claim that his concerns over the Planning and Subdivisions Bill were motivated by politics, telling Tribune Business that both he and his members wanted to ensure “business flows more freely”, especially during a recession. While he did not want to engage in a ‘slanging match’ with the Prime Minister, William Wong said he had “no political agenda” when it came to his and BREA’s concerns over theBill, and urged Mr Ingraham not to “shoot the messenger”. “We need to put politics behind us and make this country better,” Mr Wong told Tribune Business. “I’m the president of BREA, which has700 members, and contains both FNM and PLP supporters. I have no political agenda; my job is to make the views of my members known. “I thought that by 2010 we would h ave reached a stage of political maturity where we don’t shoot the m essenger, and people are allowed to express their views. I don’t know where he [Mr Ingraham] is coming from.” Mr Wong said BREA and its members agreed with most clauses in the Planning and Subdivision Bill, their concerns centred on just a few key aspects. “We are just trying to express our views,” the BREA president said. “At this time we need to make business flow more freely, not put roadblocks in the way. “We agree with most of the Bill, but the Bill has some flaws that we would like to be dealt with. We might have been a little slow to react to it, but getting the views of 700 people is time consuming, and it takes time to get through it. “Don’t make this a political football. It’s about us trying to express some of our views on the Bill.” Mr Wong was responding after Mr Ingraham, wrapping up debate during the second reading of the Planning and Subdivision Bill in the House of Assembly last week, effectively accused him of playing politics and using his BREA post to disguise his intentions. Replying to the concerns articulated by Mr Wong, the Prime Minister said: “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 consulted or 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 know, some people wearing 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.” Confirming that he would “make sure” the Prime Minister received his letter, all other relevant agencies and organisations having acknowledged receipt of their versions, Mr Wong said in response to Mr Ingraham’s comments: “Give me a break, man. We should have the right to dissent. No one has a monopoly on common sense. “We live this business. It is our business 24/7, and for him to come out with those remarks shows a total disregard for the Association, and Association he made legal in 1995. For him to disregard me, he’s disregarding my membership. If he has a problem with me, leave me alone.” The BREA president added that four to five young realtor/developers had all expressed similar concerns and urged him to make their views on the Planning and Subdivision Bill known. “We just have some concerns with the Bill,” Mr Wong said. “We’re not against the FNM or PLP. This is a business matter. We’ve gotten views from all the islands, and we said to Minister Deveaux: ‘We have these concerns, what are you going to do about them?’ He said to compile them, and he would take them to the next meeting.” Mr Wong, on BREA’s behalf, had expressed concerns that the Planning and Subdivision Bill’s provisions could “strangle the economic development of the Bahamas". He said the Bill, by outlining a prescriptive approval process for all commercial and residential real estate developments in the Bahamas, with specified timelines for all stages, would "create another layer of bureaucracy and red tape" that developers would have to overcome. Time and delays cost developers money, the BREA president pointed out, and this increase in development costs would likely to be passed on to the consumer or real estate purchaser, raising the possibility that more Bahamians could be priced out of the market. He was backed in yesterday’s Tribune Business by developer Tennyson Wells, who said: “They're certainly going to add to the costs of development. It will be a tremendous cost if every project has to have an Environmental Impact Assessment done." Realtor chief denies PM’s ‘politics’ claim BREA head urges the PM not to ‘shoot the messenger’, as members’ main concern is for ‘business to flow more freely, not put roadblocks in the wa

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THE Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB ticipated as a partner in the 2009 National Career Awareness Month (NCAM In addition to serving as a member of the National Coordinating Committee, the BFSB also spearheaded a Working Group charged with coordinating the participation of the financial services sector within the activities of the month-long event. This Working Group comprised representatives of the Professional Industry Association Working Group, as well as sponsors such as the Ministry of Finance, Rotary Club of East Nassau, Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise, Bahamas Business Solutions and KPMG. Planning The Working Group is pictured (ABOVE LEFT planning meeting early in October, reviewing plans for the School Speaker Circuits, Careers Fair, and Essay/Speech Competitions. Working Group members not pictured are Cecil Ferguson, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; Donna Nguyen-Comito, BFSB; Erika Colebrook, Bahamas Busi ness Solutions; Karen Pinder, CFA Society of the Bahamas; Kesna Pinder, Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers; Richard Adderley, Insurance Institute of the Bahamas; Roger Brown, Bahamas General Insurance Association; and Simon Tow nend, KPMG. C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS THE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009, PAGE 3B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM A A L LL L E E D D U U C C A A T T I I O O N N A A L L I I N N S S T T I I T T U U T T I I O O N N S S W W I I T T H H I I N N T T H H E E C C O O M M M M O O N N W W E E A A L L T T H H O O F F T T H H E E B B A A H H A A M M A A S S P P r r e e s s c c h h o o o o l l s s P P r r i i m m a a r r y y S S c c h h o o o o l l s s J J u u n n i i o o r r H H i i g g h h S S c c h h o o o o l l s s S S e e n n i i o o r r H H i i g g h h S S c c h h o o o o l l s s S S e e c c o o n n d d a a r r y y S S c c h h o o o o l l s s A A l l l l A A g g e e S S c c h h o o o o l l s s S S p p e e c c i i a a l l S S c c h h o o o o l l s s P P o o s s t t S S e e c c o o n n d d a a r r y y I I n n s s t t i i t t u u t t i i o o n n s s T T e e r r t t i i a a r r y y I I n n s s t t i i t t u u t t i i o o n n s s National Education Census Day Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 Forms may be collected from the Planning and Research Section of the Ministry of Education, District Education Offices or downloaded from www.bahamaseducation.com . If you have any questions regarding this exercise call 502-2721, 502-2722, 502-2774 or 502-8346. FORMS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27th, 2009. Complete and submit your form before the deadline and prove thatYOUR INSTITUTION COUNTS!!! BFSB led careers Working Group STANDING (l-r Johnson, Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise and Fazillah Pirani, CFA Society of the Bahamas. SEATED (l-r der, Ministry of Finance; Anastacia Johnson, Association of International Banks & Trust Companies; Zelma Wilson, Bahamas Institute of Chartered Account ants; and Bibi Clare, Rotary Club of East Nassau.

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also likely to occur. I would say that given the m inimum amount of activity seen already, we would expect there to be an increase,” Mr Davies told Tribune Business. “That’s not just me sticking my finger in the air or waiting f or the phone to ring, it’s b ased on talking to people in the market and what they expect to happen. “All things being told, 2010 will not be a banner year, as r ecovery will still be taking place. Having said that, we expect there to be some activi ty not a great deal, but more t han we’re seeing right now. “I expect there to be more listings, and I suspect we will see more activity on the secondary listings side. I’m fairly c onfident we will see increased activity from a listi ngs standpoint.” RoyalFidelity’s TIGRS 2 Sub-Fund, which contains some $5-$6 million in investor capital, is the third international investment offering to B ahamians by the Bahamasb ased investment/merchant b ank. There are now some f ive funds listed on BISX that offer international investment p roducts to Bahamians. Mr Davies said the transparency, price discovery andm arketing potential offered by BISX meant that fund sponsors and managers “expect to see their funds on the exchange”. And he told Tribune Business that, ultimately, BISX expects to see some additional new products come to the fore” in the near future. Although 2009 had been a quite year for BISX generally, a s the recession depressed t rading activity and eroded m arket capitalisation/shareholder value, Mr Davies said of its investment fund listings: We’re happy with what w e’ve got, and there may be some additional ones coming up before the end of the year, which is encouraging for us given the times we are going t hrough. We do not expect much in 2009, given the cond itions we’ve experienced. “It’s been a challenging year, and one hopes it will not repeat itself.” Commenting on the TIGRS 2 Sub-Fund listing, M r Davies added: “It is a test ament to the ingenuity of R oyalFidelity that they have b een able to develop this mutual fund product and l aunch it successfully in these trying times. “I'm happy that we have b een able to add the TIGRS 2 Sub-Fund to the roster of BISX-listed mutual funds. I recognise the challenges that the entire market has had to face from an investments standpoint, and so we aree ncouraged by this new offering that has added an element of choice to the market. We will continue to work with and support our members as t hey work very hard to broade n and deepen the Bahamia n capital market with new listings on the exchange." C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 4B, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM BISX eyeing 2010 rise in listing levels FROM page 1B

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the 13 energy companies, which offered up waste-toenergy, wind/solar and OceanT hermal Energy Conversion o ptions, is complete, only six companies will undergo further scrutiny in a bid to source the best alternative energy provider for New Providence. At the moment, waste-toenergy seems the most viable o ption. M r Neymour said recently t hat foreign consultants were necessary to evaluate those firms, because BEC and the Ministry of the Environment lacked the necessary in-house experience. M eanwhile, in a bid to i ncrease energy efficiency and integrate renewable energy, consultants from German firm Fichtner are conducting a review of BEC. According to Mr Neymour, e xperts from the engineering f irm arrived recently to begin the review process, which is scheduled to take 10 months. He added that the process will also cause changes to the regulatory and fiscal frame-w ork of the Corporation. The final result will be a review of BEC's operations and a regulatory review to suggest ways to mend legislation,” said Mr Neymour. This study of BEC is being f inanced by a grant from the I DB, signed off on by Prime M inister Hubert Ingraham on a visit to Colombia. Mr Neymour said then that the grants will aid in streamlining BEC and look specifically at the Corporation’s inefficiencies in order tor educe costs and improve serv ice. He added that as part of the grant project, the Government would look into BEC’s financial position and research ways to improve this b y looking at its internal struct ure and rates it charges cust omers. M r Neymour said the Bahamas’ efforts to move towards renewable energy were highlighted at a conference in Jamaica. Barbados was also recognised for thes ame. D espite the Government’s haste in reviewing alternative energies, Mr Neymour said implementation could take some time. He said from award of the c ontract to completion of the p roject, integration of a r enewable source such as w aste-to-energy could take up to five years. “The implementation of these programmes takes considerable time,” said Mr Neymour. “More time than wel ike, but they do.” H e said implementation of renewable energy takes time and research, and he cited lack of data as a prime hurdle. “We are fighting feverishly to try to catch up to where t he Bahamas ought to be,” M r Neymour added. C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009, PAGE 5B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM e Board of Directors of FamGuard Corporation Limited is pleased to advise that the third quarterly dividend f or 2009 of 6 cents per share has been declared to be paid on November 16, 2009 to Shareholders of record as at N ovember 9, 2009FAMGUARD CORPORATION LIMITEDe parent holding company of Family Guardian Insurance Company Limited BahamaHealth Insurance Brokers & Benet Consultants Limited FG General Insurance Agency Limited FG Capital Markets Limited FG Financial Limited BEC may shortlist renewable energy bids by month-end Hardware retailers feel the recession is now clear to residents and b usinesses that the economy is contracting. M r Mercuis said things are n o better for their nearest competitors. “They are feeling it just like everyone else,” he said. Automotive Industrial Dis t ributors (AID co Hardware’s competitors, h as seen a 9 per cent decline i n sales year-on-year. A ID financial controller, Janelle Watson, said sales are down at all of their Family Island locations, with the New Providence site “keeping it all together.” D espite the economic strife, A ID has not had to reduce staff. “We try not to do that,” s aid Ms Watson. “That is our last resort and we have never laid off anyone because of the e conomy. “We have been through tough economic times before.W e pulled through that and w e expect to pull through this.” I I N N S S I I G G H H T T F o o r r t t h h e e s s t t o o r r i i e e s s b b e e h h i i n n d d t t h h e e n n e e w w s s , , r r e e a a d d I I n n s s i i g g h h t t o o n n M M o o n n d d a a y y s s FROM page 1B F ROM page 1B

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“Although we note that you have expressed an inten-t ion of now building the same a t Goombay Park (which is a djacent to the Bazaar), West Mall Developments and others whom we represent also object to the new proposed site at Goombay Park, especially given the broadening of the scope to a ‘Fish’ and ‘Farmers’ Market,” Mr Smith wrote. The International Bazaar a nd other areas within the i mmediate vicinity of the proposed site consist of shops, restaurants, bars, hotels and office buildings.” As a result, in outlining objections to the proposed Fish and Farmers Market location, Mr Smith said the selected site was “completelyo ut of sync with the character o f properties and businesses l ocated in the International Bazaar and other neighbouring areas. This will inevitably adversely affect property values in these areas”. T he Callenders & Co partn er added that the Market w as “not in keeping” with the area’s architectural and development plan, having been chiefly designed for office, tourist, retail, hotel, restau-r ant and entertainment busin esses. Mr Smith also argued that the Fish and Farmers Market’s proposed location would invariably be a breach of r estrictive covenants imposed on our clients’ properties” and others, and be “a dero-g ation from grant” by the GBPA and its affiliates. Such a market is bound to r ender our clients’ premises as well as other business premises in the area materially unfit for the purposes for which they were leased and/or demised,” Mr Smith wrote. “A Fish and Farmers mark et at the proposed site will expose our clients’ businesses, as well as other businesses in the area, to a host of nuisances such as stenches, flies, rodents and garbage emanati ng from the site. Aside from deterring customer visits, these nuisances could potentially pose serious health risks to occupants of, and persons visiting, our clients’ properties as well as other neighbouring proper-t ies.” O ther concerns harboured b y his clients, said Mr Smith, were increased traffic and parking problems, the absence of consultation, and no Environmental ImpactA ssessment (EIA t hat there were better altern ative sites for the Fish and Farmers Market, although he did not name them. Ian Rolle, the GBPA’s president, did not return a callt o Tribune Business seeking c omment before press time last night. Previously proposed locations for the Fish and Farmers M arket have also received s trong objections from the business community. Both the Teachers and Salaried Work-e rs Co-operative Credit Union and The Kidney Cen-t re had objected to a site at t he junction of West Mall Drive and Poinciana Drive. The credit union, in a July 31, 2009, letter to the GBPA, said it had “strong concerns” due to the Market’s then-likely proximity to its office com-p lex. “As a commercial property owner, we are concerned that the fall-out from this venture is very likely to be catastrophic from the standpoint o f the diminution of property v alues in the area and the loss of business due to the odor ous side-effects.” C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 6B, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM POSITION WANTEDAleading retailer is seeking a person for this senior position. MANAGER ACCOUNTS & ADMINISTRATION Applicants should have a BADegree or a CPA, The successful candidate will be responsible for all policies and procedures. The ideal candidate should: deadlines. and assertiveness Int The Managing Director P.O. Box N-623 Nassau, Bahamas Fax (2421 Market’s location branded ‘Bazaar’ F ROM page 1B

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f irst call on John S George’s assets. Realising that John S George was a troubled business, Tribune Business was told that both Mr Wilson and QBC ensured they were not p ersonally liable or exposed if the retailer could not be turned around. Hence the move to issue the promissory notes in John S George’s name, they argued, leaving1 00 per cent of the onus on that company. T he balance of the purchase price was composed of 10 acres of land in western New Providence, which wast o be conveyed to Mr Hutton and his fellow JSG Holdingss hareholders as a group. Sources close to Mr Wilson and John S George questioned whether any of the other investors were dissatis-f ied. “The deal was structured in such a way that no arrange-m ent was made directly with Ken and his in-laws,” one source said. The other shareholders in the JSG Holdings groupi ncluded BISX-listed Benchmark Bahamas, the Morley and Pritchard families, and Butterfield Bank (Bahamas chief, Robert Lotmore. Still, Mr Hutton insisted in h is letter: “Tammy and I want nothing more than to receivet he value of the consideration (in cash agreement of June 13, 2007, and leave you [Mr Wilson] alone. The sooner this can be done, the better. The lastt hing we want to do is cause disruptions to QBC, JSG, you or any of your operations but we will do whatever is necessary to secure the funds duet o us.” He added: “We are very confident in our legal position, and very prepared to pursue this as far as we have to, for as long as we have to. I just wanted to give you a final opportunity to comeb ack to the table to see if we can settle the matter between us. I hope you decide to take me up on this offer as I won’t be repeating it again.” T here is little doubt that John S George remains at roubled business, as the chain is in the process of closing its Harbour Bay store to focus just on its remaining Palmdale headquarters and CableB each outlets. Mr Wilson admitted to Tribune Business last month that John S George was “really struggling to survive”. In addition, the company h as also been charged with failing to pay $185,893 in National Insurance Board (NIB ordered to return to court onN ovember 9, 2009, for settlement. 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tumours, so that patients suff er less pain and are able to get back to living their lives as quickly as possible. Prior to the innovation of t his endoscopic approach, a p atient with a colloid cyst or pituitary tumour would have to undergo traditional brain surgery for the removal,” he said. H e explained to T ribune Health the complex process of traditional brain surgery, touching on some of the complications that could result from the operation. “Traditional brain surgery i s complicated and requires that a large area of the skull be temporarily removed whilet he neurosurgeon cuts through the brain to get to the mass. There is a greaterr isk of complications, which includes seizures, memory deficits, stroke, bleeding, infections and others,” hes aid. With endoscopic brain surgery, not only are the risks m uch reduced, the operation t ime is a lot shorter. Depending on the location of the tumour, the operation can take as little as three hours to complete,” Dr Figuereo said. Patients will also spend a m inimum of three to five days in the hospital and they tend t o recover in a matter of w eeks. “I have had a lot of patients who’ve complained that they don’t want to be away from w ork for such long periods of t ime, but with this surgery p eople can be up and running within a matter of weeks,” he said. F or persons interested in this operation he recommends they do as much research ast hey can, and select a doctor w ho is an expert in the field because, as he says, “it is a safe procedure for only exper ienced hands.” Like all things, minimally invasive surgery has its disad v antages. As mentioned before, the level of training required is high, and not every surgeon can perform this operation. Also, currently the surgery is only used for the removal of relativelym inor tumours, leaving the bigger problems to the decades-old approach of open brain surgery. E ven though this form of surgery represents one of the frontiers of modern medicine,c onventional brain surgery is still widely practiced today, and there are some who pre f er the tried and true way. IN recent years, scientists have come to understand the actual bio-chemical triggers that manifest skin aging, such as wrinkles, altered pigmen tation, and loss of skin tone. These triggers are known as: Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS radicals. Matrix Metalloproteinases (or MMPs Advanced Glycation End-products (AGEs Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS molecules generated by UV rays and pollution. ROS attack and react with stable skin cell molecules, causing cross-linking of collagen and elastin (the cause of wrinkles) while lessening skin's ability to repair itself. Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs vated by UV exposure or inflammation. MMPs con tribute to the breakdown of collagen while inhibiting new collagen formation. The same glucose (sugar that provides energy for our cells can also react with pro teins, including the skin's col lagen. This reaction results in the formation of Advanced Glycation Endproducts (AGEs contribute to loss of elasticity, wrinkles, inammation, inhibited skin cell growth and accelerated aging. Because we understand these triggers, skin care pro fessionals are better equipped to effectively treat, and control the signs of skin aging. Understanding AGEs, MMPs and other causes of skin aging But due to the emergence o f minimally invasive brain surgery, individuals experience less pain and recuperatem uch faster than when they u ndergo conventional open b rain surgery. Not to mention, many of the serious risks are greatly reduced. For years, doctors have been trying to find ways tor educe pain, scarring and long recovery periods after open brain surgery. And as a result of advancements in technology, minimally invasive surgery has now proven itself to be both r eliable and effective. Endoscopy is a minimally invasive surgery that involvesm aking small incisions under the skin to remove lesions from the brain, includingt umours that can be as big as a softball. This type of surgery is used to assess the interior of an o rgan by inserting a tube with a camera and a fibre optic light into the body. D octors get a close inter nal view of the brain as the camera projects the imageso n a large monitor, allowing s urgeons to see every “nook and cranny” of the brain and leading to greater precisiond uring the operation. The operation leaves absolutely no room for errors, w hich is part of the reason its d evelopment took such a long time. Everything the doctor does must be precise and onp oint, any minor mistakes can cause severe damage to the brain. B ecause of the level of training required to perform minimally invasive brains urgery, it is only available in a few countries around the world. But Bahamians have relatively easy access to this high ly developed form of surgery they need only travel a short distance to Florida to have the operation done. Dr Santiago Figuereo, MD, at the Miami Neurological Institute, is one of the few highly trained neurological surgeons in South Florida who performs this type of operation. He has 10 years of experience in this area, and has also performed the surgery on a number of Bahamians over the past few years. He recommends endoscopy over traditional brain surgery for the removal of minor B y JEFFARAH GIBSON A REVOLUTION has been taking place these past few years in the field of brain surgery. It used to be accepted that persons in need of brain surgery had to f ace various serious complications, and in w orst case scenarios even risks such as loss of vision and death; at best they had to deal with considerable pain and long recovery periods. C M Y K C M Y K WOMAN T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009, PAGE 9B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM BAHAMAS OIL REFINING COMPANY LIMITEDVOPAK TERMINAL BAHAMAS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Avacancy exists within the Finance Department for a c er. The successful candidate will be required to: Education: Experience:level Applications should be submitted to the: Managing Director Dba Vopak Terminal Bahamas P. O. Box F-42435, Freeport, Grand Bahama On or before November 6, 2009 Endoscopy Revolutionising conventional brain surgery By SARAH BEEK health NEUROSURGEON Dr Santiago Figuereo, MD, of the Miami Neu rological Institute. D IAGRAM illustrating how an endoscopic transphenoideal surgery is p erformed.


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By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

alowe@tribunemedia.net

UNACCOMPANIED
youths are to be barred from
all areas of Atlantis, resort
chiefs said yesterday.

Announcing a clampdown
in the wake of Saturday’s
double shooting, bosses at the
resort also condemned irre-
sponsible parents for using
Atlantis as a “teen sitting ser-
vice”.

With the hotel already
beefing up its general security
levels in the last year, execu-
tives said they will now also
“re-strategise on where our
(security) resources are
placed” as they continue to
look for ways to ensure the
safety of their guests and oth-
er visitors.

Speaking with the media
yesterday, Chief Executive
Officer George Markantonis
suggested that the gun attack
on two security officers came

in part as a consequence of
the hoards of unsupervised
teenagers who hang out at the
resort every weekend.

He went on to admonish
parents, saying there is “no
excuse” for them to dump
their children on the resort
“to police”.

Mr Markantonis warned
that Atlantis soon intends to
block weekend entry to the
property by any teenagers and
younger children who are not
joined by their parents or
another responsible adult.

Two security officers, one
a police reservist, were
gunned down at point blank
range in the rear part of the
Marina Village shortly before
10pm on Saturday. Reports
reaching The Tribune from
police were that two
teenagers carried out the
attack because they had been
previously moved on for
harassing young girls.

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Atlantis to offer 200 new

jobs before end of year

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

alowe@tribunemedia.net

ATLANTIS is set to offer
200 new jobs to Bahamians
before the end of the year,
executives revealed yesterday.

Describing the move as
“the bit of positive news for
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A CLASSROOM filled
with students at the Col-
lege of the Bahamas has
been robbed at gunpoint
by a man posing as a stu-
dent.

According to reports
from students on the cam-
pus, someone entered the
classroom and produced
a firearm, demanding
money, cell-phones and
other valuables from stu-
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other similar attacks at the
campus - especially at the
college’s T-block parking
lot.

A female student told
The Tribune yesterday
there have been “sprees
of robberies all semester
long”.

She said: “Two weeks
ago someone was held up
in a classroom at gunpoint
and a getaway car was
waiting.

“We had a lecturer who
was robbed at the Michael
Eldon building and when

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Proposed Coroner’s
Bill would see
inquests into all
deaths in custody

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

SIGNIFICANT proposed
changes to the Act governing
the Coroner’s Court call for
automatic inquests into the
deaths of all people who die
in police custody or “attempt-
ing to escape” apprehension
by police.

Meanwhile, it adds a power
for the Coroner to compel
another authority to further
investigate a death if he/she
believes it would be in the
public interest.

Under the new proposed
Coroner’s Bill, which would
replace the previous Act,
passed in 1909, there is a new
list of circumstances in which
a Coroner is obligated or
allowed to inquire into a per-
son’s death.

Requiring that the Coroner
“must” inquire into any
“death in custody”, the pro-
posed Bill says this means that
of anyone “being detained in
any place within The
Bahamas under any law” who
was “in the process of being
apprehended or was being
held” by official authorities,
who was “evading apprehen-
sion” or who “was escaping
or attempting to escape from

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RUMOURS that Prime Minister
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reported leadership challenge by Nation-
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MAGISTRATE’S COURT: ARRAIGNMENT OF ELTORIO FERGUSON, JOHN TELLUS

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Second defendant accused of conspiring to commit murders, arson

By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia. net

A MAN charged with mur-
dering four people, including
a toddler, during an arson
attack in September was
arraigned in a Magistrate’s
Court yesterday afternoon.

A second man accused of
conspiring to commit the mur-
ders and arson was also
arraigned.

The relatives of the four vic-
tims, many of whom donned
T-shirts bearing the photos of
the deceased, waited anx-
iously on Bank Lane for sev-
eral hours yesterday antici-
pating the arraignments.

Shortly after 1pm yesterday,
police escorted 28-year-old
Eltorio Ferguson, to Court
One, Bank Lane to face con-
spiracy charges.

Ferguson is accused of con-
spiring to commit arson as
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and neighbor Savanna Stuart,
18. They all died of smoke
inhalation when the family
home in Wilson Tract caught
fire shortly after 7am on
Thursday September 17.

Ferguson’s arraignment had
to be adjourned for nearly
two hours however as police
went to retrieve his co-
accused from Her Majesty’s
Prison.

Police

Shortly before 3pm, police
brought Ferguson’s co-
accused John Tellus, 29, of
Charles Vincent Street to
court.

Tellus is accused of the mur-
ders of the four people as well
as conspiring to commit arson
between September | and 17.
Tellus and Ferguson were not
represented by an attorney
during their arraignment in a
courtroom packed with rela-
tives of the deceased. Several
of them broke into tears as
the charges were read to the
accused.

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Ferguson and Tellus were
not required to enter a plea to
the charges during their
arraignment before Chief
Magistrate Roger Gomez.

They were remanded to Her
Majesty’s Prison. The case has
been adjourned to November
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the music scene as a per-
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His latest media project was
a short film which encouraged
teens to wait until marriage to
have sex. Students of CC
Sweeting were treated to a
special premiere screening of
the film in February.

One of his close friends,
Brian Roxbury, described Mr
Penn was a man who always
worked to bring about the
“greater good” in the
Bahamas.

"He was a very caring indi-
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society, both religiously and
socially. He also instilled pos-
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through his theatre, where he
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was geared towards young
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0 In brief COURT OF APPEAL: Extradition to US cases

Listening Devices Act subject
of constitutional arguments

Prosecutors rely on evidence gathered from phone taps

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - A couple
was charged with ammunition
possession in Magistrate’s
Court last week Friday.

Troy Johnson, 37, and
Alarice Johnson, 40, of
Aberdeen Drive appeared in
Court Two before Magistrate
Andrew Forbes. They were
represented by Attorney K
Brian Hanna.

Troy Johnson pleaded
guilty to the charge, and was
cautioned and released.

Alarice Johnson pleaded
not guilty and the prosecution
offered no further evidence
against her, so she was dis-
charged.

The police are urging per-
sons in Grand Bahama to
report any discovery of
firearms, dangerous drugs or
ammunition by calling 911,
352-3107/8 or 352-9774/5.

Customers urged
to take advantage
of BEC lights deal

THE Bahamas Electricity
Corporation is asking cus-
tomers whose electricity sup-
ply has been disconnected to
come in and take advantage
of a deal to have their lights
switched back on.

BEC said in a statement
that it appreciates “the pre-
sent economic climate and the
ongoing challenges faced by
some of its customers in pay-
ing their electricity bills in a
timely manner.

In this regard BEC has
modified its collections pro-
gramme to assist residential
customers.”

The corporation said the
new arrangement requires
that customers pay their latest
bill and enter into an agree-
ment to repay the remaining
balance over the next three
years. New billings must also
be kept current.

“We would like to remind
all customers to continue to
implement energy efficient
practices in their homes, as
conservation is key.

Please visit www.my-
bec.com for proven conserva-
tion tips and hours of opera-
tion including our Saturday
Mall at Marathon hours,” the
statement said.

Online poll backs
juror investigation
following mistrial

TRIBUNE readers who
took our latest online poll
overwhelmingly supported
the view that following the
declaration of a mistrial in
the John Travolta extor-
tion case, an investigation
should be launched to rule
out juror misconduct.

On Thursday last week,
Senior Justice Anita Allen
discharged MP Picewell
Forbes after he apologised
for incorrectly announcing
during the PLP national
convention that his politi-
cal colleague Pleasant
Bridgewater, one of two
persons charged in connec-
tion with the case, had
been acquitted.

The jury was still delib-
erating at this point.

Of the 239 readers who
voted on tribune242.com,
195 said they would sup-
port such an investigation,
while 44 said they would
oppose it.

Poppies on sale at
Nassau locations

MEMBERS of the Roy-
al Society of St George are
now selling poppies at vari-
ous locations in Nassau.

The flowers symbolise
“forgotten” soldiers who
died during World War I
and the proceeds go to
their families.

They are also worn in
this country to honour the
14 Bahamians who served
in the war.

Poppies grew in the
fields of France where bat-
tles were fought and sol-
diers died. The poppy is
red and this is seen as
being representative of the
blood shed by the soldiers.

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ARGUMENTS over the constitution-
ality of the country’s Listening Devices
Act were raised in the Court of Appeal
yesterday as several men wanted for
extradition to the United States appeared
in the appellate court.

Alleged drug lord Melvin Maycock Sr,
Melvin Maycock Jr Lyden Dean and
Bryan Deal, Tory Lockhart, Laron Lock-
hart, Wilfred Ferguson, Carl Culmer,
Derick Rigby, Trevor Roberts Devroy
Moss, Sheldon Moore, Shanto Curry and
Gordon Newbold are all wanted for
extradition to the United States.

The evidence however on which US
prosecutors are relying in support of
requests for their extradition was gath-
ered through phone taps.

Attorney Maurice Glinton, who first
filed the challenge in 2006, submitted to
the appellate court yesterday that the
Listening Devices Act authorizes the use

of a power to invade the privacy of an
individual.

The extent of that power he said
should properly be vested in the courts
themselves so that if it is to be executed
by any person who is not a judge it can
only be under the judge’s supervision.

The act gives the commissioner of
police the power to authorize the conduct
of wiretaps where there is a reasonable
suspicion that an offense will be com-
mitted.

Criteria

Mr Glinton and attorney Damian
Gomez noted however that the law does
not meet constitutional requirements and
questioned the criteria that determine
when the commissioner has exceeded his
power. Mr Glinton and Mr Gomez rep-
resent the Deals and Maycock Sr.

Assistant Director of Public Prosecu-
tions Franklyn Williams argued however
that the act was not unconstitutional and
contained sufficient safeguards to bring it
within the provisions of the constitution.
He also submitted that any act under the
legislation which the commissioner does
is a necessary part of his investigative
authority which he has by virtue of the
Police Act.

The hearing resumes today. Mr Glin-
ton and attorney Paul Moss represent
Trevor Roberts and Devroy Moss.
Moore is represented by Henry Bost-
wick QC and Murrio Ducille. Mr Ducille
and Jerome Roberts represent Gordon
Newbold.

Mr Roberts also represents Shanto
Curry. Attorney Wayne Munroe repre-
sents Melvin Maycock Jr, Tory Lock-
hart, Laron Lockhart and Wilfred Fer-
guson.

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A CORONER’S Court
inquest into the death of
Asa Bethel, who was
found hanged in a bath-
room in Her Majesty's
Prison last year, began yes-
terday.

According to Court
Marshall Inspector Cephas
Rolle, three prison guards
on duty at the time of
Bethel's death, the arrest-
ing officer and Bethel's
brother testified.

The inquest continues
today at the Coroner's
Court in Victoria Gardens
at 10am. Bethel's body
was found a week after he
was arrested and charged
with the murder of his
wife, Bloneva.

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BY AVA TURNQUEST
turnquest.ava@gmail.com

THE Montagu Foreshore
Steering Committee is confi-
dent of its ability to bring
timely resolution to the
debate concerning the use and
preservation of Montagu
Foreshore.

Chaired by tourism activist
and public relations executive
Diane Phillips, the commit-
tee presented its preliminary
report to more than 120 per-
sons at a standing-room only
meeting last week, the atten-
dees all expressing concern
about traffic congestion.

Mrs Phillips said that while
traffic was the main focus,
attendees were also worried
about the plight of the ven-
dors and the lack of facilities —
conditions she expressed as
“absolutely deplorable”.

"The lack of facilities has
become an increasingly criti-
cal issue," said Mrs Phillips.

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there should be public
restrooms there.”

The committee was
appointed by Minister of
State for Labour and Social
Development and Montagu
MP Loretta Butler-Turner on
July 25 after a three-year lull
since a report had been pub-
lished on the matter by a
House Select Committee in
2006.

Study

The committee divided its
initial study into three areas of
interest: traffic, commerce
and risk factors and after a
week-long exercise including
site surveys and interviews,
presented along with its find-
ings, three options for further
exploration.

e A: To maintain Montagu
Foreshore solely as a pristine
recreation area with restored
beach, green space and prop-
er facilities

¢ B: To allow the com-
merce that is presently there
to remain with provisions for
re-locating within the Fore-
shore with better organisa-
tion, planning and layout

e C: To recommend a
viable alternative for locating
those who participate in the
commercial ventures that now
take place along Montagu
Ramp

During the meeting the
committee distributed surveys
which they expect will pro-
vide them with an idea of the
public’s views and concerns.

The submission deadline is
tomorrow, and so far the
feedback has been tremen-
dous.

One submission was four
pages long, including com-
mentary and detailed draw-
ings for suggested improve-
ments to the site.

“There are probably three
or four possible solutions, any
one of which would be an
improvement over the current
conditions,” said Mrs Phillips,
“but I feel as though this is

our one chance to get it
right.”

Ms Phillips stressed that at
minimum, the traffic conges-
tion will be eased because the
ramp is going to be blocked
off from the road — a popular
decision with attendees.

“No matter what happens,
the access for trailers directly
to Bay Street must be

redesigned,” she said. The
committee thinks it will be
ready to present its second
report on November 16.
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encouraged to contact Diane
Phillips at diane@dpa-
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR



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Obama tells Karzai: Time for change

WASHINGTON (AP) — President
Barack Obama greeted Hamid Karzai’s elec-
tion victory with as much admonishment as
praise on Monday, pointedly advising Amer-
ica’s partner in war he must make more seri-
ous efforts to end corruption in
Afghanistan’s government and prepare his
nation to ultimately defend itself.

“T emphasized that this has to be a point in
time in which we begin to write a new chap-
ter,” Obama said in describing his phone
call to the Afghan president. When Karzai
offered back assurances, Obama said he told
him that “the proof is not going to be in
words. It’s going to be in deeds.”

Obama’s message of stern solidarity came
as he considers sending tens of thousands
more U‘S. troops into the war zone in Karza-
1’s country.

Karzai won a second term Monday when
competitor Abdullah Abdullah pulled out of
the Nov. 7 runoff, suggesting it would be
doomed by fraud just as the first voting in
August was. The handling of the first elec-
tion cost Karzai in international credibility.

Yet the White House put its weight
behind the legitimacy of the final outcome
after helping to broker a runoff that never
happened.

Obama called the process “messy” but
said Karzai won in accordance with Afghan
law. The White House repeatedly said
Abdullah had pulled out for his own politi-
cal and personal reasons.

The collapse of the planned run-off
increases pressure on the Obama adminis-
tration to quickly end its lengthy delibera-
tions about whether to commit more US.
forces to a worsening war.

Obama may announce his revamped war
strategy, including a decision on sending
more troops, early next week before a
planned overseas trip.

White House press secretary Robert
Gibbs acknowledged that Karzai’s win by
default is a factor in the coming decision
about troops but did not say the timetable
for an announcement has changed.

The administration continues to say it will
happen in the “coming weeks.”

In recounting his call to Karzai, Obama
spent most of his time saying what he expects
from his fellow president: more diligent
efforts to end corruption, cooperation in
accelerating the training of Afghan security

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forces, tangible benefits in the lives of the
Afghan people.

Those aren’t just Obama’s standards. He
is under pressure to show Congress and the
public that the U.S. is dealing with a trust-
worthy partner, particularly if it is going to
send more troops there.

Many Americans have grown weary of
the war and are questioning its worth.

About 68,000 U.S. troops are already in
Afghanistan, where October was the dead-
liest month for U.S. forces.

Several thousands NATO troops from
various countries are also committed to a
war that has stretched into its ninth year
and is focused on combatting insurgents and
dismantling al-Qaida terrorists.

Obama said Karzai needs to “take advan-
tage of the international community’s inter-
est in his country.”

Indeed, the White House made clear that
the election gave Karzai legal legitimacy but
not necessarily any new boost of credibility.

“Nobody has ever made the accusation
that credibility was going to be had simply
out of one election,” Gibbs said.

Relieved U.S. officials said the outcome
accomplished two main objectives that have
been part of weeks of strategy discussion in
Washington: The results yielded finality to a
messy process and came only after Karzai
acknowledged the illegitimacy of the original
balloting.

Knowledge that Karzai would continue
at the helm of the Afghan government
changed little in the administration’s calcu-
lus, at least in terms of pushing for reform
and anti-corruption and counter-narcotics
efforts, said officials who have been involved
in strategy discussions. The U.S. govern-
ment feels the outcome gives it continued
leverage to push for reform in Karzai’s polit-
ical house, the officials said.

They spoke on condition of anonymity
because Obama has not announced his deci-
sion on strategy and troops.

Karzai has led Afghanistan since U.S.
forces invaded to oust the Taliban in 2001.
He won election in 2004, and his latest vic-
tory will give him another five-year man-

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Wanting
the best
for Abaco

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Friends of the Environ-
ment (FRIENDS) would
like to thank everyone who
made the time to attend
BEC's public meeting on
September 10th, as well as
those who wrote letters,
made calls and provided
information.

FRIENDS would also like
to extend a special thank you
to the Rt. Hon. Prime Min-
ister Ingraham and the Min-
isters for taking the time to
hear Abaco’s concerns.

It was an impressive turn
out and demonstrates Aba-
co's concern for our future
and willingness to listen,
learn and comment.

As an education-based
group, FRIENDS believes it
is our mandate to provide
information to the public.
FRIENDS requested this
public meeting with BEC be
held in 2008.

We certainly wish that
more public consultation had
been done from the onset.

As an organisation we do
have concerns regarding the
choice of fuel as well as the
location of this power plant,
and the attendance at the
public meeting shows that
many members of the public
do also.

FRIENDS realises that
Abaco does need power and
the Government is moving
ahead with this project.

It is our intention to con-
tinue to educate the public
about the dangers associated
with Bunker C fuel.

It is true that many of
these dangers can be
reduced with proper plan-
ning, training, maintenance
and responsible monitoring.
FRIENDS hopes to be able
to work with BEC, the
Bahamas Government and
people of Abaco to make
sure that all of these initia-

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tives are taking place.

We encourage the Gov-
ernment and BEC to con-
tinue to move forward from
the public meeting in good
faith and provide the infor-
mation necessary to assure
the public that their promis-
es will be kept.

In addition FRIENDS
would like to assist in mov-
ing forward with some of the
other initiatives that were
mentioned at the meeting
including:

¢ Starting a reverse meter-
ing process, so homes and
business with alternative
energy sources can sell
excess energy back to the
grid.

¢ Establishing larger scale

alternative energy in Aba-
CO.

¢ Providing education
about ways homes and busi-
nesses can use less energy.

¢ Establishing contact
between experts in the field
of alternative energy and the
appropriate governmental
officials so their knowledge
can be used to benefit The
Bahamas.

These matters are never
simple and clear cut and
there are no easy answers,
but we all want what is best
for the future of Abaco and
FRIENDS looks forward to
working with all interested
parties towards that common
goal.

KRISTEN WILLIAMS
Friends of the
Environment,

Abaco,

September, 2009.

New container port
and harbour dredging

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Please allow me to express my view of the ongoing har-
bour dredging and container port.

As a person intimately familiar with these type of
works and after scrutinizing the documents and infor-
mation proffered by the “experts”, expressing the pros
and cons of the project, I am prepared to wager that
the dredging will not have a negative effect on the envi-
ronment nor will it negatively impact Saunders Beach.

From all indications the tidal current will enhance the
beach and create a larger sand dune, compared to the
present and unlike the previous dredging, the constant
movement of vessels at that end of Arawak Cay should
provide a constant movement of the silt with the under-

tow.

ADRIAN B. LaRODA
Nassau,
October 5, 2009.



Suggestions to move straw market are a good idea

EDITOR, The Tribune.

After having read the let-
ter written to your newspa-
per, regarding the straw mar-
ket and its effects on future
downtown dynamics, and
then the straw markets
response to the letter, it seems
that from the contents of the

straw markets response that
they completely missed the
point of the argument to relo-
cate them.

There was no black crab
intention that I could surmise,
only a forward looking plan
for a better downtown expe-
rience for tourists and locals
— both merchants and shop-



pers. Moving the straw mar-
ket to one of the suggested
locations does seem like a
good idea and of greater ben-
efit to everyone involved.

M.R. SANDS,
Nassau,
October 25, 2009.

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inventory,

For those who are
unaware of the signifi-
cance of the poppy, per-
haps the following
information will help:

Poppies grew in the
fields of France where
battles were fought and
soldiers died. The pop-
py is red and this is seen
as being representative
of the blood shed by the
soldiers. We wear pop-
pies today to remember
the fallen and to honour
and support our 14
Bahamian veterans who
served in the various
forces during World
War I to keep our
Bahamas free.

Some members of
the Royal Society of St.
George are now selling
poppies at various loca-
tions in Nassau. We ask
you to give generously
as the funds raised will
support these brave,
yet forgotten men and
their families.

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¢ Applicant must be willing to live on a
small island and must be single.

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LOCAL NEWS



Immigration —
Officers take
part in week
of ‘crucial’ —
training

By TANEKA
THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter i
tthompson@tribunemedia.net_ ;

SEVERAL Immigration }
officers are taking part ina }
week of “crucial” training }
which will help them detect ;
fraudulent travel documents }
and curb illegal human traf- }
ficking. ;

Yesterday marked the }
start of the second install- }
ment of the week-long train- }
ing seminar, which is spon- }
sored by the International }
Organisation for Migration }
(IOM). i

Director of Immigration ;
Jack Thompson heralded the }
training session as a neces- }
sary step that will assist the }
department in staying ahead }
of those attempting to enter }
the country illegally. :

"The world has changed }
and it is important that we }
equip, retool, harness our }
skills and prepare ourselves }
for what is happening in the }
world," said Mr Thompson. }
"If we're going to tackle it }
we have to stay two steps }
ahead... We cannot be lag-
ging behind and so in that }

regard training is very, very }

critical".

Minister of State for Immi- }
gration Branville McCartney }
expressed his support for }
members of the public ser- }
vice taking the time to }
upgrade their skills through }
continued education and }

training courses.

He added that in the after- }
math of the devastating Sep- }
tember 11, 2001 terrorist }
attacks in the United States, }
it is important for local immi- }
gration officials to be on the }





Illegal immigrants: economic

climate forced us to leave Haiti

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

A GROUP of 28 illegal Hait-
jan immigrants, including a two-
year-old boy, were apprehend-
ed after their wooden sloop
landed in Devil's Bight, Cat
Island.

The group — 18 men, seven
women and three youngsters
— told Immigration officials
that harsh economic conditions
forced them to make the
treacherous three day journey
from Latortue, Haiti to the
Bahamas.

A few of the immigrants
admitted that they paid up to
$2,500 in Haitian currency for
the trip while others claimed
that they sailed for free, said
Deputy Director of Immigra-
tion Ricardo Clarke.

While the two-year-old child
was travelling with his uncle,
the two other youths — a 10-
year-old and a 17-year-old —
made the dangerous trip alone,
Mr Clarke added.

"In speaking with the Haitian
nationals, they all stated that
they left for economic reasons.
There are no jobs in Haiti and
things are very hard. Some of
them also said that they have
family members living in the
Bahamas," said Mr Clarke at a
press conference at the depart-
ment's headquarters yesterday.

On Saturday around 9pm,
concerned citizens on Cat
Island reported that a group of
Haitians had landed at Devil's
Bight in a small, wooden sloop.
Police and Customs officers sta-
tioned on the island were noti-
fied. They rounded up the 28
immigrants believed to on
board the vessel.

On Sunday, 23 of the immi-

VIEW FROM AFAR

@ SINCE JULY, 1 — the start of the fiscal year —
the Immigration Department has spent about a third of its
$1.5 million repatriation budget or $586,359.99, said Direc-
tor Jack Thompson.

B THE DEPARTMENT spent $61,164 on repatriation
in July; $288,351.99 in August; $179,964 in September;
and $56,880 in October, he said.

UP TO OCTOBER, the Department of Immigration

repatriated 4,862 persons.

8 AT LAST COUNT, there were 193 immigrants being
held at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre: 157
Haitians; seven Cubans; 15 Jamaicans; one Ghanaian;
three Chinese; five Turks; three Nicaraguans; one Czech
Republican; and one person of unknown nationality.

8 OF THIS NUMBER, 125 are men, 46 are women and
22 children.



grants were flown to Nassau
while the remaining five were
expected in the capital yester-
day.

According to Immigration
Director Jack Thompson, all of
the immigrants are expected to
be processed by today and
should be repatriated to Haiti
by the end of this week.

The promise of a better life
and employment opportunities
is the driving force for the esti-
mated 200 million migrants
across the globe, said Richard
Scott, the International Organ-
isation for Migration's regional
representative for North Amer-
ica and the Caribbean.

"A number of things are also
driving it — difficult conditions
in some countries, better oppor-
tunities in others — all of which
have existed for some time but
now with the increased ease in
being able to move around the
world, we recognise an increase
in migration,” he said.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN HAITI

Ramon Espinosa/A



CHILDREN LOOK THROUGH a window next to an empty plate at a
school used as World Food Programme ( WFP ) distribution center in
Chauffard, Haiti, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009. According to United Nations
figures the World Food Programme distributed food to more than 2.5
million people in Haiti in 2008.

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lookout for possible terror- }
ists. :

"The events of September }
11 in particular have changed }
the world forever and in }



DINOSAURS ‘DISCOVERED



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addition to having to guard }
against illegal persons, traf- }
ficking in persons, human }
smuggling, persons seeking }
to smuggle illegal contraband }
and substances, we must be
on the lookout for terror- }

ists,” the minister said.

He also commended immi- }
gration officers, whom he ;
hailed as the gatekeepers of }
the nation, for their efforts }
to keep the country's borders }

safe.

international migrants.

The week-long training }
seminar will cover how to }
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proof documents, scanning }
documents and bar-code

reading.

Richard Scott, IOM's
regional representative for }
North America and the }
Caribbean, said the agency }
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issues. He noted that about }
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IN THE BAHAMAS’

By JOHN ISSA

CONVENTIONAL wisdom tells us
that dinosaurs are extinct and only live
in books and movies. Their impressive
skeletons are featured exhibits at proud
natural history museums. Computer
animation brings them to life in the most vivid and realistic
ways. Every find of new skeletal remains makes the news.

The breaking news is that dinosaurs are alive and well in The
Bahamas. Unfortunately the species we have found will have no
value as a tourist attraction. In fact not only are they not bring-
ing us any economic benefit but they are species that do harm
to the environment; the economic environment that is.

We have found four species of these dinosaurs in our great lit-
tle commonwealth. Fortunately one specie will soon be made
extinct by Government policy and Tim Donaldson’s committee.
This dinosaur is Batelco. Soon to be sold, it will no longer be
able to feast on monopoly inflated prices making doing business
in The Bahamas much more expensive than it ought to be.

The second specie found foraging on the people’s resources
is BEC. This monopolistic monster needs to be broken up and
sold and the generation, distribution and sale of electricity
needs to be freed up and opened to competition as it is in pro-
gressive economies.

The third specie of dinosaur that thrives here is exchange con-
trols. Although extinct in virtually all economies it has found a
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The FNM and PLP conventions
YOUNG MAN'S VIEW

By ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmail.com

THIS week’s FNM con-
vention is expected to feature
lots of finger-jabbing, ruffian-
like browbeating and the
throwing of verbal bricks all,
at this juncture, aimed at the
PLP.

Hopefully, instead of a
demonstration of the stark
political myopia shown at the
PLP’s convention nearly two
weeks ago, the FNM espous-
es a new and innovative
approach to governance/econ-
omy that would deepen the
populace’s trust in the pre-
sent administration.

The sheer goofiness of the
PLP convention leads me
only to wonder about the
FNM’s impending caucus and
what merits it will bear.

In hindsight, the PLP’s con-
vention appeared to be an
exclusive affair, geared
towards PLPs rather than
serving as a conscientious
platform to address the entire
electorate. Indeed, the blame
game was played throughout
the convention and little to
no innovative policy was pro-
moted. Frankly, the atmos-
phere at the PLP convention
appeared to be a tired old
attempt at furthering the con-
cept of a personality cult.

Although former PM Perry
Christie was re-elected as the
party’s leader, it appears he
crushed all indications of a
political insurrection with the
overwhelming votes of deck
stacked with stalwart coun-
cilors/delegates who were
blindly loyal. Truthfully, Mr
Christie’s margin of victory
appears to be out-of-step with

ADRI

the feelings of the average
Bahamian on his leadership.
Both political parties are top
heavy with stalwart councilors
that, according to medical
doctor and legal scholar Dr
Dexter Johnson, exhibit “loy-
alty (that) is blind, with no
regard for issue-oriented type
discussions.”

“The fact that the PLP per-
sonality cult type of leader-
ship and political culture
infects parties is the single
most damaging factor in
retarding the movement of
this country towards a more
participatory democratic form
of government,” Dr Johnson
said.

While I accept Mr
Christie’s convention apolo-
gy, his speech did not proffer
a vision for the next five
years. He spent too much
time recounting what his gov-
ernment did but said little
about empowering Bahami-
ans.

The PLP’s delegates/stal-
warts seem to have voted in
lock step and overwhelmingly
like assembly-line drones,
bringing back some of the
party’s senior citizens.

The resurrection of Bradley
Roberts from the political
bone orchard and the dump-
ing of a youthful and ethical
female chairman — one of few
women on the party’s front-
line — shows the desperation
of that organisation.

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Admittedly, Bradley
Roberts’ return will pro-
foundly impact the political
culture, so much so that it is
speculated the top-brass of
the FNM has already
responded to his re-election
by handpicking and approv-
ing Labour Minister Dion
“The Bruiser” Foulkes as the
chairman designate which
will, I am told, be confirmed
on the convention floor.

Furthermore, high-ranking
party sources reveal that
attorney Don Saunders is
likely to be chosen as party
secretary general and Sena-
tor Anthony Musgrove as one
of two deputy chairmen.

Undoubtedly, Bradley
Robert does bring the fear
factor element, giving his par-
ty quite an intimidation boost.

While I congratulate Mr
Christie, Philip Davis and Mr
Roberts on winning their
races for party leadership, I
wonder whether the party’s
delegates/stalwarts may have
sabotaged their own electoral
hopes with these choices.

Based upon the convention,
it does appear that the PLP
is out of ideas and are, in the
words of Sam Tenenhaus,
“trapped in postures of frozen
light, clenched in the rigor
mortis of a defunct ideology.”

Even after their conven-
tion, the PLP appears to be
at a bloody crossroads.

Although it will take a lot

PHILIP DAVIS, Perry Christie and Bradley Roberts at the PLP convention.

of work to remedy the imped-
iments left by the former
administration, the FNM will
no doubt use this convention
to prepare for a slugfest as
the PLP chairman is expected
to amplify any shortcomings
and be on them like white-
on-rice because, as a distin-
guished FNM friend put it, he
is their “worst nightmare.”
While the FNM was the
party of choice in 2007 for
Bahamians disillusioned by
the PLP’s scandalous reign
and lack of vision, the party
has had its shortfalls, particu-
larly as certain members of
the party’s frontline are
among the walking wounded
of our political culture and
should not seek a nomination.
The FNM, like the PLP,
has an assemblage of repro-

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bates, headbangers, wasters
and morons in its ranks, some
of whom I can personally
attest to as being hell-bent on
seeking revenge for com-
ments relative to their minis-
terial mismanagement or
political standing in the par-
ty/society.

Frankly, there is one or two
in the current Cabinet who
are hamstrung by stupidity
and unwilling to accept diver-
gent opinions.

These folks, in my opinion,
are the “flamers”, hopeless
liabilities and useless baggage
that an astute politician like
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham may have already
thought of relegating to the
political dustbin as they will
undeniably be setbacks in
what is expected to be a hotly
contested general election in
2012.

The FNM still commands
respect as it does not have
such a checkered past as the
PLP. Much credit for the
FNM’s scandal-free term thus
far must be bestowed upon
PM Ingraham who, like AD
Hanna, has demonstrated his
honesty and forthrightness.

Mr Ingraham’s enforce-
ment of ethical codes, and the
work of the FNM’s founders,
has managed to construct and
maintain a party that contin-
ues to be a legitimate and
credible political force. The
PM must, however, reel in
certain ministers who have
once again adopted a full-
blown megalomaniac despo-
tism that was one of the main
reasons for the party’s defeat
in 2002.

The public is increasingly
becoming uneasy with this
government and is demand-
ing a Cabinet shuffle during
or after the convention. There
are certain FNM ministers
who are sufferers of wind-
baggery and fictitious disease
syndrome and frankly, some
of their performances in vari-
ous ministries amounts to
nothing more than a substan-
tive negative outcome!

Unquestionably, those
found to be deadbeats in the
present Cabinet must be
selectively separated or, in
layman’s terms, “rolled out.”

Furthermore, it appears
that the FNM, like the PLP, is
home to a lameduck legion of
political pretenders who
should not offer in 2012.

These MPs and persons
seeking nominations should
just ride off into the sunset,
as they have had their chance
and have done little more
than bloviate during that peri-
od.

Today’s crop of FNM back-
benchers also appear to be
nothing more than govern-
ment cheerleaders, all echoing
and supporting everything the



executive branch does rather
than raising questions and tru-
ly representing the interest of
the electors.

Thus far, the FNM has
been feeble and ineffective on
crime and had failed to diver-
sify the economy.

Unemployment remains a
thorn in the government’s
side.

However, having reviewed
the manifesto and factored in
a sluggish economy, the FNM
seems to be on the right track
Quite honestly, the party
under Hubert Ingraham’s
leadership was the best choice
to lead the country during
these perilous economic times
and the government deserves
credit for its efforts to miti-
gate the effects of a global
economic downturn.

The public at large is
unwilling to suffer the poor
standard of service by public
servants, some of whom are
always seeking a tip for mere-
ly doing their jobs.

Moreover, the government
needs to provide incentives
to boost the role of the pri-
vate sector in generating
employment opportunities
and also divest the state of
loss-making companies
(BEC/Water and Sewage).
The latter would play a role in
reducing a ballooning bud-
getary deficit.

I have also been reliably
informed that, in anticipation
of the next general election,
there are moves afoot to
replace Phenton Neymour
with former senator Darren
Cash who is purportedly
already campaigning in South
Beach.

I am also told that former
ambassador Joshua Sears will
be nominated to run against
Melanie Griffin in Yamacraw.

Even more, my source
alleges that West End and
Bimini MP Obie Wilchcombe
is being brought to New Proy-
idence to contest for the St
Cecilia constituency and that
the FNM’s David Wallace is
being courted by the PLP to
replace Wilchcombe as the
PLP’s candidate for West End
and Bimini.

These things have yet to
unfold.

Since it is likely that no one
will challenge PM Ingraham
and DPM Brent Symonette
for the top posts, I remain
curious as to who among the
current FNMs on the front-
line has the ability to revivify
the masses once Mr Ingraham
departs the political scene.

During this convention,
rather than falling into the
ditch of petty politics, the
FNM must deal with the
issues that take into account
the greater interest of the
country and the welfare of the
people.

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LOCAL NEWS



Bahamian artisans
encouraged to create
high quality goods

IT IS essential that Bahami-
ans offer only the best quality
crafts for sale so that cus-
tomers believe they have
received good value for dol-
lars spent during these hard
economic times, Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham said.

At the opening of the
Bahamas Agricultural &
Industrial Corporation
(BAIC) 12th Annual
BahamArts Festival he
explained that satisfied clients
tend to become repeat buy-
ers.

“More importantly, they
become excellent word-of-
mouth references for other
potential buyers.”

Prime Minister Ingraham
said, “The improved produc-
tion of Bahamian arts, crafts,
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food increase local value
added to our tourism product
and significantly improves our
tourism product making it
uniquely Bahamian.”

The development of
increased quantities and
improved quality of Bahami-
an products will also benefit
the country during these hard
economic times, he explained.

“Buying locally made arte-
facts contributes to employ-
ment and keeps a greater por-
tion of income circulating in
The Bahamas economy there-
by increasing the standard of
living in The Bahamas.”

The Government will con-
tinue action in support of
independent entrepreneurs
and small business develop-
ment, as it believes that

domestic investment plays an
important role in stimulating
the economy, Prime Minister
Ingraham said.

Further, as the Govern-
ment seeks to develop means
and opportunities for more
people to prepare themselves
for gainful employment in
tough economic times, he said
BAIC has expanded its train-
ing programmes in craft pro-
duction.

“The craft training offered
through BAIC - in straw,
shell, sisal and coconut shell
craft, batik and tie-dye and
wood turning will without a
doubt assist participants to
improve their skills and to
raise the quality of the prod-
ucts which they offer for sale
to both Bahamians and visi-
tors to our country.”





GOVERNOR GENERAL Arthur D Hanna (left) and Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham (right) pose next to just
some of high-quality straw work at the Bahamas Agricultural & Industrial Corporation (BAIC) 12th
Annual BahamArts Festival ceremony on Friday. Also pictured is Executive Chairman, BAIC, Edison Key.

Prime Minister Ingraham
noted that already an
improved quality of produc-
tion is evident by the quality
and standard of Bahamian
made products displayed at
the festival and shops.

“Indeed, he said, “the suc-
cess being experienced by
some producers of high-end
straw handbags and other
products prove that discerning
clients will pay top dollar for
quality Bahamian craft.”

New US Ambassator pays
Minister courtesy call

THE new United States resident ambassador Nicole Avant
paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Agriculture and Marine
Resources Larry Cartwright on Monday. Ms Avant is the 13th
US ambassador to The Bahamas. She formally presented her
credentials to the Governor General of The Bahama Arthur
Hanna at Government House, October 22.

Ms Avant said that during her tenure as ambassador, she will
work closely with the Government of the Bahamas to " protect
our borders through programmes designed to combat the trans-
shipment of illicit drugs and the smuggling of illegal migrants
and weapons.”

She also pledged to "enhance our joint efforts against ter-
rorism, build prosperity and economic security for our peoples,
and defend and promote human rights and democratic ideals.”

PICTURED ARE Permanent Secretary Cresswell Sturrup, Ambas-
sador Avant, Minister Cartwright, Director of the Department of Co-
operaties Nathanial Adderley, and Deputy Director of the Depart-
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‘We feel certain
that once everyone
is familiar with the
portal and begins to
use it to its full
potential, it will
become an integral
part of the student
experience here at

as

Kirsti Sears

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THE Bahamas Technical and Voca-
tional Institute is offering greater con-
venience to its students with the launch
of the institute’s student portal — “MY
BTVI.”

Students now have access to a host of
academic and administrative informa-
tion day or night with just a few key-
strokes.

The portal allows students to check
grades, complete registration forms,

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and view class schedules as well as the
schedule for the upcoming semester.

Kirsti Sears, data administrator at
BTVI, said the new system takes infor-
mation distribution “to the next lev-
el”.

“This is just a better way to serve
our students,” she said. “It provides a
one-stop solution to do so many things.
We feel certain that once everyone is
familiar with the portal and begins to

ONE-STOP SOLUTION: MY BTVI offers greater convenience to students.

use it to its full potential, it will become
an integral part of the student experi-
ence here at BTVI.”

Ms Sears stressed the practice of col-
lecting information from the institute,
including final grades, from the Regis-
trar Office will be phased out.

She said students must visit the “MY
BTVI” portal and create a personal
account before they can access any
information.

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ALICE ‘SNOWBALL’ WELLS

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‘Snowball’

honoured

by family,
friends

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

THE focus was on the Min-
istry of Youth, Sports and
Culture’s National Hall of
Fame induction ceremony.
But the next day, one of the
future Hall of Famers was
being honoured by her family
and friends.

Alice ‘Snowball’ Wells,
known for her feat of being
the first Bahamian female
pitcher to throw the windmill
pitch, was honoured Saturday
night at the British Colonial
Hilton in joint celebrations.

The celebrations were
shared for her induction into
the Bahamas Softball Feder-
ation and in honour of her
34th birthday the day before.

“Tt’s good. It’s good when
you can get all of your bless-
ings and the accolades before
you die,” said a delighted
Wells, who enjoyed herself
after the festive occasion.

“Too many time people
wait until after you die to say
what you did. But it’s just a
great feeling to get it all when
you're alive. I really appreci-
ate everything that was done
for me tonight.”

Wells, who earned her nick-
name from the late sporting
priest Father Marcian Peters
as a result of her triumphant
performances in track and
field when he presented the
winner with a snowball, was
an all-around female athlete.

She started competing in
track and field at St Joseph
School, but by the time she
had enrolled at Aquinas Col-
lege, her athletic prowess
flourished to basketball, vol-
leyball, football (would you
believe it) and softball.

During her high school
tenure, Wells would have
played every position on the
field, except for pitching. But
through the encouragement
of her brother and coach Gor-
don Wells, she attempted to
venture on the mound.

In her pitching debut dur-
ing the 1972/73 high school
season, Wells made a spec-
tacular showing and from
then, that was the position
that she went on to master.

At the same time, Wells
was already playing night
league and she continued
until the 1985 season. During
that time, she also played on
numerous national teams.

Her first appearance on the
national team came in 1976
in Jamaica and a year later,
she was on the team that won
a gold medal at the Cast
Tournament in Jamaica. The
following year in 1978, Wells
played on the team that went
to the Central American and
Caribbean Tournament in El
Salvador.

But the highlight of her
national team sting came in
1981 in Santa Clara, Califor-
nia, where Wells pitched a no-
hitter as the Bahamas went
on to finish third in the world
— the country’s highest show-
ing ever.

Looking back at her career,
Wells said she never envi-

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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

GEORGETTE Rolle and Raquel
Riley shot scores of three-over-73 and
six-over-76, but they both admitted
that they will have to get lower if they
are going to make an impact at the
11th Duramed FUTURES Tour 2010
Qualifying Tournament.

The Bahamian professional duo
were playing on the first day of the
week-long tournament yesterday in
Winter Haven, Florida. The tourna-
ment is expected to continue today
and wrap up on Friday.

“T felt I hit the ball well, but my
putting was not impressive to say the
least,” said Rolle last night during an
exclusive interview with The Tribune.
“But P’m playing at a different golf
course tomorrow, so I’m hoping that I



will be able to putt the ball a lot bet-
ter.”

Rolle’s scores of 37-38 for her 73
placed her in a 27-way tie for 109 out
of a field of almost 287 competitors
from 38 nations that lined up for the
first day of competition. “I expect bet-
ter results,” said Rolle as she looks

ahead to competition today.

But Rolle knows quite well that it’s
not just about improving on her score,
but playing very well each day. In
order to be able to qualify for the final
day of competition when the players
will be selected for the 2010 Futures
Tour, she would have to be consistent
in the low 70s. “But if I don’t get
through this year, my goal is to make
sure that I get a good showing so that
I can get an opportunity to play in a
lot more tournaments next year,” she
summed up.

As for Riley, the Grand Bahamian
native, her scores of 41-37 for a 78
total placed her in a tie with 21 other
competitors at 196 on the chart.

“My first round was all right, but I
couldn’t get my putter to work,” said
Riley. “Other than that, I hit the ball
very well. So I’m satisfied with that. I
just have to get my putter working.”

Riley, who admitted that she was a
little rusty not having played in a tour-
nament in five months, said she’s con-
fident that she can turn her game
around. “I just have to get my confi-
dence up,” she said. “I made a lot of
mental mistakes, but I have to get
back out there tomorrow and play
much better. I’m hoping to improve
every day.”

At the end of the first day of com-
petition, two rookies grabbed the ini-
tial lead as Tiffany Joh of San Diego
and Danielle Mills of Pointe-claire,
Quebec, shot rounds of five-under-
par 67. A tournament cut will be made
after 72 holes with only the field of
90 players and ties getting the call to
come back for the final day of com-
petition Friday. Both Rolle and Riley
are hoping that they will play well
enough over the next few days to be
included in the numbers.

Undefeated Strikers
power past Sparks

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Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

wo streaks continued in the Catholic
Diocesan Primary Schools Basketball
League as the St Cecilia’s Strikers
stayed undefeated and the St Thomas
More Sparks remained winless.

In one of two games played yesterday, the Strikers
powered past the Sparks with a 38-14 triumph as St
Cecilia’s joined defending champions St Bede’s
Crushers atop the standings at 3-0.

St Thomas More, on the other hand, dropped their
cellar-dwelling record to 0-3.

Ivoine Ingraham scored a game-high 10 points,
Stephen Humes had seven, Tyrere Colebrooke five
and Lenford Powell and Kobe Mackey both chipped
in with four in the win.

Rohan Kerr paced the losers with six and Carl
Cooper helped out with three.

Unlike their other two games so far this year, St
Cecilia’s struck late, but at the beginning St Thomas
More just couldn’t find a way to contain them.

“We were a little bit shaky at the beginning, but as
the game went on, we got a lot better,” said St Cecil-
ia’s coach Leo Delaney, who was still quite pleased
with his team’s performance.

Even though Delancy was a little concerned about
their start, St Cecilia’s struck for an early 11-1 lead in
the first quarter as Stephen Humes and Ivoine Ingra-
ham paced the attack with four points each.

In the second half, the Strikers rallied for a quick
17-2 lead as they tightened up on their defense and
were able to control the boards and the play in the

By the end of the period, they had mounted a
comfortable 23-2 margin as all five players scored
with Lenford Powell contributing four.

St Thomas More, who was only able to score one
free throw in both the first and second quarter, start-
ed to turn things around in the third when they got
three shots from the charity line for a 26-6 deficit.

Then they got their first jumper from Rohan Kerr
to trail 26-8 after a time-out called by coach N’Kumo
Ferguson. That seemed to have sparked their defense
as well as they held the Sparks scoreless at the end of

On the first play of the fourth quarter, St Cecilia’s
lost one of their defensive threats, Nicholas Light-
bourne, to five fouls. But Kobe Mackey, the smallest
player on the court, made up a lot on both ends of the
court with his relentless attack.

Both teams also picked up their offense a bit,
despite the fact that the Strikers got the better end of
the deal as they increased their lead to 32-13.

With about a minute left in the game, coach
Delaney substituted his entire five as neither team
was able to score anymore points the rest of the way.

Despite the fact that they are still trying to get it
together, coach Ferguson said he’s not going to push
the panic button.

“They’re playing better and better each game,”
he insisted. “I predict that by our fifth game of the
season, we will be much better than this. We will
make the playoffs.”

As for St Cecilia’s, the excitement is building up
until their showdown with the Crushers November 9
at St Bede’s.

“We’re playing 10 games, so we still have a long
season to go,” Delaney said. “We will be out to win
that game just as much as they win. But we’re not
going to let that determine our season.”

If there was one concern about their game against
the Strikers, coach Ferguson said it was the officiat-

“T never heard a referee say it’s a judgment call on
five seconds,” he pointed out. “Five seconds is five

seconds. And I’ve never seen anything where a ref-

eree say he doesn’t bring the ball from the sideline.

That’s a bunch of foolishness.”


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interested in participat-
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2009/2010 season are
asked to attend a very
important meeting 6pm
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This is the final call for
all rosters and entrance
fees.

For additional infor-
mation, please call Keith
Smith and Alsworth Pick-
stock as soon as possible.

SOFTBALL
BSC MEETING

THE Baptist Sports
Council is scheduled to
hold a meeting 10am Sat-
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Street, for all team man-
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remainder of the 2009
Olympia Morris-Evans
Softball Classic will be
discussed. All teams are
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FROM page 9

sioned this day, but she was
glad that it finally came.

“T can say thank God
because he has brought me
from a long way,” Wells said.
“T appreciate what the BSF is
doing, inducting me into their
Hall of Fame. I just want to
say thank God.

“T had a stellar career and
whenever I was called upon, I
just went out there and did
what I had to do. I was very
pleased to represent my coun-
try.”

Despite the fact that there
was a national event going on
across the hall, Wells said she
wasn’t disturbed at all
because her event was one
that was planned a long time
ago.

“God is in control, so I was-
mt worried about what other
men were doing,” she said.

Committee chairperson
June Carey said it was a mile-
stone for Wells and as a life-
long friend from Aquinas
College, she was delighted to
help honour Wells.

“This is something that we
want her to remember for a
long time,” Carey said. “We
also hope that we will have
more role models in sports

friends

like Alice Wells. She was an
ambassador for the entire
Bahamas.

“She helped us to get to
No.3 in the world and we
haven’t gotten back to that
level ever since. So I think it’s
about time that we honour
one of our golden girls in her
golden years.”

Carey said that are a lot of
ways that the Government
can honour those athletes
who have made tremendous
contributions to the growth
and success of our country.

She said she hopes that one
day Wells will get her just
reward.

Charmaine Glinton, one of
Wells’ two daughters, said her
mother deserved every bit of
recognition that she received.

“She played hard and she
represented our country very
well,” Glinton said. “So she
might as well get her roses
while she is alive. We’re so
happy that she can get some
of that tonight.”

Glinton said even though
their celebrations were much
smaller than the National Hall
of Fame, they were all able
to shower her mother with
“genuine love and affection”
for her contribution to the
country.




Market’s
location

branded
‘Bazaar’

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

PROPERTY
and business
owners in
Freeport’s |,
International |
Bazaar have
instructed their
attorney to
“take all the
necessary
action” to pre-
vent the Grand
Bahama Port
Authority’s (GBPA) pro-
posed Fish and Farmers Mar-
ket from being located at
Goombay Park, arguing that
the site was “out of sync” with
current uses and what the
area was designed for.

Fred Smith QC, the Cal-
lenders & Co attorney and
partner, in an October 29,
2009, letter to the directors of
the GBPA and its Port Group
Ltd affiliate, said his clients
wanted “written confirmation
that you will not proceed with
this location plan” or that
they would not do so without
consulting them and other
business owners. Failure to
take either option, it was sug-
gested, would result in legal
action “to prevent this pro-
ject from proceeding”.

Writing on behalf of Hill-
side Investments, the compa-
ny that constructed the ‘Paris
in the Bahamas’ building and
shopping arcade in the Inter-
national Bazaar, Mr Smith
said: “You are fully aware
(having originally created,
owned and managed it) of
what the International Bazaar
means and represents to
Freeport.

“In summary, until Port
Lucaya was built and until
[the Royal Oasis] closed due
to the damage from Hurri-
canes Jeanne and Frances, it
was (and remains subject to
the economy rebounding) a
major shopping and enter-
tainment outdoor mall.”

Hillside Investments, Mr
Smith said, also leased a num-
ber of locations in the Inter-
national Bazaar, hence its
objections to the Fish and
Farmers Market being sited
at Goombay Park, a location
adjacent to the Bazaar.

The newly-named QC
added in his letter that he also
acted for other property and
business owners in the Inter-
national Bazaar, including
West Mall Developments,
which had objected to a pre-
vious site eyed by the
GBPA/Port Group Ltd for its
Fish and Farmers Market.

SEE page 6B

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usiness

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Tinks Dok i

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

ne of John S

George’s pre-

vious owners

is demanding

that the retail-
er’s current proprietor make
an immediate $647,000 cash
payment to him and his rela-
tives on the grounds that the
business’s sale had not been
completed, allegations that
were yesterday described as
‘baseless’ by sources close to
the company.

Ken Hutton, the former
Freeport Concrete chief exec-
utive who put together the
JSG Holdings buyout group
that acquired the struggling
retailer in 2004, has written
to the man his group sold the
company to, retail entrepre-
neur Andrew Wilson, to state
that he will not accept the
original sales terms agreed by
his consortium on June 13,
2007.

In correspondence obtained
by Tribune Business, Mr Hut-
ton told Mr Wilson that nei-
ther he nor his sister-in-law,
Tammy Albury, will accept
the promissory note and 10
acres of land that John S
George’s current owner gave
them and their fellow share-
holders as payment for the
retail chain.

BEC may shortlist
renewable energy
bids by month-end

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

THE BAHAMAS Elec-
tricity Corporation (BEC)
could reveal the six shortlisted
alternative energy suppliers
by the end of the month, the
minister of state for the envi-
ronment said yesterday, with
waste-to-energy production a
favorite in the race to develop
sustainable power.

Phenton Neymour told Tri-
bune Business that the evalu-
ation process was ahead of
schedule despite the exten-
sion given to the 13 partici-
pating companies for their
proposal submissions. Pro-
posals were originally expect-
ed to be submitted by August,
but the deadline was extended
for two months.

Mr Neymour said the pro-
ject, which is an initiative
within the Government’s
extensive National Energy
Policy, has required signifi-
cant outside participation and
financing by consultants and
the likes of the Inter-Ameri-
can Development Bank
CDB).

When the evaluations of

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Sources close to current proprietor describe former
owner’s demand for instant cash payment on two
year-old sales transaction as ‘baseless’, arguing
that payment to all ex-shareholders depended
on whether retailer ‘sinks or swims’

In a September 28, 2009,
letter to Mr Wilson, Mr Hut-
ton alleges that he is owed
$188,479 in terms of the
promissory note, and $269,300
as his share of the land trans-
action, taking the full amount
due to himself to $457,779.

And he alleges that Ms
Albury is owed $77,926 from
the promissory note and
$111,300 as her share of the
land transaction, taking the
collective sum due to
$189,225.

Stating that he was “giving
it one last try” to settle the
matter before initiating legal
action as “the last option”, Mr
Hutton told Mr Wilson in the
letter: “Tammy and I will not
accept Promissory Notes or
participation in the land as
payment. We are demanding
cash and cash only.”

“Having read the many
newspaper stories about your
troubles since taking over at
John S. George, I can sympa-
thize with your plight. The

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fact remains, however, that
the transaction was signed
between the selling share-
holders of JSG and QBC, so it
is QBC, its shareholders and
directors that are responsible
for guaranteeing payment, not
JSG.”

That version of events,
referring to one of Mr
Wilson’s other businesses,
Quality Business Centre
(QBC), was sharply disputed
by sources close to John S
George.

Mr Wilson was said to be
travelling yesterday, and did
not return calls to his cell
phone or message left at his
office by Tribune Business.
When contacted by this news-
paper, Mr Hutton expressed
surprise that Tribune Busi-
ness had obtained details of
the dispute, and said: “I real-
ly can’t comment on any-
thing.”

However, the sources close
to John S George and Mr
Wilson sharply denied Mr

Hutton’s version of the trans-
action, explaining to Tribune
Business that the Promissory
Notes - which secured the bal-
ance of the transaction - were
issued by, and in the name of,
John S George, not QBC.

They added that it was
effectively a ‘sink or swim’
deal, where payment on the
promissory note depended
entirely on whether John S
George was returned to prof-
itability - something Mr Wil-
son has not been able to
achieve yet, especially given
the recession.

The sources told Tribune
Business that whether Mr
Hutton and his fellow JSG
Holdings investors were paid
depended solely on whether
the retailer made money, and
if Mr Wilson was unable to
turn it around it had been
agreed that they would “get
nothing” because Bank of the
Bahamas International had

SEE page 7B

BISX eyeing 2010 rise in listing levels

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas Interna-
tional Securities Exchange’s
(BISX) chief executive last
night said he was “fairly con-
fident we will see increased
activity from a listings stand-
point” on the exchange in
2010, as it brought its exist-
ing funds listings to 23 with
the addition of the RoyalFi-
delity International Invest-
ment Fund TIGRS Series 2
sub-fund.

Describing this as the first
investment fund listing for
BISX in 2009, Keith Davies
said he expected to see an
increase in listings activity in

* Exchange sees increase
in investment fund listings
to 23, with RoyalFidelity
bringing international
fund offering to five

* ‘More activity’ on
secondary listings
expected, with further
fund listings possible
before year-end

2010, especially given the low
level of business conducted
this year, with “more activity
on the secondary listings side”

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and work weeks, with
some suffering 9%
sales declines

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

EMPLOYEES at an Aba-
co Hardware store are acute-
ly aware that the recession is
bearing down on their
employment and earnings
prospects, the store’s manag-
er told Tribune Business yes-
terday, with lay-offs and pay
cuts the result and many more
businesses on the island feel-
ing the pinch.

David Mercius said Abaco
Hardware had seen a sub-
stantial decline in business
and, as a result, was forced to
lay-off two employees.

He added that the store was
also forced to implement pay
cuts for its staff across-the-
board, leading another three
employees to quit.

“T had to take a pay cut,
too,” Mr Mercius said.

With 60 employees to
maintain, management has
also implemented shorter
work weeks, as foot traffic
through the store has slowed
to a trickle.

Mr Mercius said it could be
a struggle to stay open this
month.

“One day it’s bad, the next
day a little bit better,” he said.
“The staff can see that the
economy is down.”

Abaco was thought to have
largely escaped the recession
in its early period, due to its
bustling second home market,
which has made the island
the fastest growing economy
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Realtor chief denies PM’s ‘politics’ claim

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas Real Estate Asso-
ciation’s (BREA) president yester-
day denied the Prime Minister’s
claim that his concerns over the Plan-
ning and Subdivisions Bill were moti-
vated by politics, telling Tribune
Business that both he and his mem-
bers wanted to ensure “business
flows more freely”, especially dur-
ing a recession.

While he did not want to engage in
a ‘slanging match’ with the Prime
Minister, William Wong said he had
“no political agenda” when it came to
his and BREA’s concerns over the
Bill, and urged Mr Ingraham not to
“shoot the messenger”.

“We need to put politics behind
us and make this country better,” Mr
Wong told Tribune Business. “?’m
the president of BREA, which has
700 members, and contains both
FNM and PLP supporters. I have no
political agenda; my job is to make
the views of my members known.

“T thought that by 2010 we would
have reached a stage of political
maturity where we don’t shoot the
messenger, and people are allowed to
express their views. I don’t know

BREA head urges the PM not to ‘shoot the messenger’, as members’ main
concern is for ‘business to flow more freely, not put roadblocks in the way’

where he [Mr Ingraham] is coming
from.”

Mr Wong said BREA and its
members agreed with most clauses
in the Planning and Subdivision Bill,
their concerns centred on just a few
Key aspects.

“We are just trying to express our
views,” the BREA president said.
“At this time we need to make busi-
ness flow more freely, not put road-
blocks in the way.

“We agree with most of the Bill,
but the Bill has some flaws that we
would like to be dealt with. We might
have been a little slow to react to it,
but getting the views of 700 people is
time consuming, and it takes time to
get through it.

“Don’t make this a political foot-
ball. It’s about us trying to express
some of our views on the Bill.”

Mr Wong was responding after Mr
Ingraham, wrapping up debate dur-
ing the second reading of the Plan-
ning and Subdivision Bill in the
House of Assembly last week, effec-
tively accused him of playing poli-

tics and using his BREA post to dis-
guise his intentions.

Replying to the concerns articu-
lated by Mr Wong, the Prime Minis-
ter said: “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 consulted or offered an oppor-
tunity 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, [11 respond. You know, some
people wearing 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.”

Confirming that he would “make
sure” the Prime Minister received
his letter, all other relevant agencies
and organisations having acknowl-
edged receipt of their versions, Mr
Wong said in response to Mr Ingra-
ham’s comments: “Give me a break,

man. We should have the right to
dissent. No one has a monopoly on
common sense.

“We live this business. It is our
business 24/7, and for him to come
out with those remarks shows a total
disregard for the Association, and
Association he made legal in 1995.
For him to disregard me, he’s disre-
garding my membership. If he has a
problem with me, leave me alone.”

The BREA president added that
four to five young realtor/develop-
ers had all expressed similar concerns
and urged him to make their views
on the Planning and Subdivision Bill
known.

“We just have some concerns with
the Bill,” Mr Wong said. “We’re not
against the FNM or PLP. This is a
business matter. We’ve gotten views
from all the islands, and we said to
Minister Deveaux: ‘We have these
concerns, what are you going to do
about them?’ He said to compile
them, and he would take them to the
next meeting.”

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expressed concerns that the Planning
and Subdivision Bill’s provisions
could “strangle the economic devel-
opment of the Bahamas".

He said the Bill, by outlining a pre-
scriptive approval process for all
commercial and residential real
estate developments in the Bahamas,
with specified timelines for all stages,
would "create another layer of
bureaucracy and red tape” that
developers would have to overcome.

Time and delays cost developers
money, the BREA president pointed
out, and this increase in development
costs would likely to be passed on to
the consumer or real estate purchas-
er, raising the possibility that more
Bahamians could be priced out of
the market.

He was backed in yesterday’s Tri-
bune Business by developer Ten-
nyson Wells, who said: “They're cer-
tainly going to add to the costs of
development. It will be a tremendous
cost if every project has to have an
Environmental Impact Assessment
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STANDING (I-r) are Elsworth
Johnson, Rotary Club of Nassau
Sunrise and Fazillah Pirani, CFA
Society of the Bahamas.

SEATED (I-r) are Dexter Fernan-
der, Ministry of Finance; Anasta-
cia Johnson, Association of Inter-
national Banks & Trust Compa-
nies; Zelma Wilson, Bahamas
Institute of Chartered Accoun-
tants; and Bibi Clare, Rotary Club
of East Nassau.

Bahamas National Trust is pleased to announce
the launch of an informational page for our most

recent park proposal, The site features up to date

information regarding the proposed Southwest

New Providence Marine Park project.

Log on to view an informational video,
community meeting schedule and to take a

sh Ort weer SurveY.

Visit us at www.bnt.bs and look for the

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Preschools
Primary Schools
Junior High Schools
Senior High Schools
Secondary Schools
All Age Schools
Special Schools
Post Secondary Institutions
Tertiary Institutions

National Education Census Day
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Forms may be collected from the Planning and Research
Section of the Ministry of Education, District Education Offices
or downloaded from www.bahamaseducation.com. If you have

any questions regarding this exercise call 502-2721, 502-2722,
502-2774 or 502-8346.

FORMS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27th, 2009.

Complete and submit your form before the deadline and prove that

YOUR INSTITUTION COUNTS!!!

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THE Bahamas Financial
Services Board (BFSB) par-
ticipated as a partner in the
2009 National Career Aware-
ness Month (NCAM).

In addition to serving as a
member of the National
Coordinating Committee, the
BFSB also spearheaded a
Working Group charged with
coordinating the participation
of the financial services sector
within the activities of the
month-long event.

This Working Group com-
prised representatives of the
Professional Industry Asso-
ciation Working Group, as
well as sponsors such as the
Ministry of Finance, Rotary
Club of East Nassau, Rotary
Club of Nassau Sunrise,
Bahamas Business Solutions
and KPMG.

Planning

The Working Group is pic-
tured (ABOVE LEFT) at a
planning meeting early in
October, reviewing plans for
the School Speaker Circuits,
Careers Fair, and
Essay/Speech Competitions.

Working Group members
not pictured are Cecil Fergu-
son, Society of Trust and
Estate Practitioners; Donna
Neguyen-Comito, BFSB; Eri-
ka Colebrook, Bahamas Busi-
ness Solutions; Karen Pinder,
CFA Society of the Bahamas;
Kesna Pinder, Bahamas
Association of Compliance
Officers; Richard Adderley,
Insurance Institute of the
Bahamas; Roger Brown,
Bahamas General Insurance
Association; and Simon Tow-
nend, KPMG.

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From the earliest days of the The Four-Way Test
organization, Rotarians were “Of the things we think,
concerned with promoting high
ethical standards in their
professional lives. One of the . .
world's most widely printed and 2- Is it fair to all

quoted statements of business concerned?
ethics is The Four-Way Test, 3. Will it build goodwill
which was created in 1932 by and better friendships?

Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor. This 4. Will it be beneficial to
24-word Test has been .

translated into more than a
hundred languages and

published in thousands of ways.
It asks the following four

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Legal Notice

NOTICE
PLANETE INC.

— -,——

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Sec-
tion 138 (8) of the International Business Companies
Act 2000, the dissolution of PLANETE INC. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
AVALANCHE HILLS INC.

— -,—

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of AVALANCHE HILLS INC. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
CEDERCREST PEAK INC.

— *,—

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of CEDERCREST PEAK INC. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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BISX eyeing
2010 rise in
listing levels

FROM page 1B

also likely to occur.

“T would say that given the
minimum amount of activity
seen already, we would expect
there to be an increase,” Mr
Davies told Tribune Business.
“That’s not just me sticking

my finger in the air or waiting
for the phone to ring, it’s
based on talking to people in
the market and what they
expect to happen.

“All things being told, 2010
will not be a banner year, as
recovery will still be taking
place. Having said that, we

Legal Notice

NOTICE
CHARLOW GARDENS INC.

—

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of CHARLOW GARDENS INC. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE
CANDY MOUNTAIN VALLEY LID.

ee is

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of CANDY MOUNTAIN VALLEY LTD. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
VEUVE CREEK LTD.

— -,—

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of WEUVE CREEK LTD. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
ROCKYROAD STREAM INC.

a

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of ROCKYROAD STREAM INC. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

expect there to be some activ-
ity - not a great deal, but more
than we’re seeing right now.

“T expect there to be more
listings, and I suspect we will
see more activity on the sec-
ondary listings side. I’m fairly
confident we will see
increased activity from a list-
ings standpoint.”

RoyalFidelity’s TIGRS 2
Sub-Fund, which contains
some $5-$6 million in investor
capital, is the third interna-
tional investment offering to
Bahamians by the Bahamas-
based investment/merchant
bank. There are now some
five funds listed on BISX that
offer international investment
products to Bahamians.

Mr Davies said the trans-
parency, price discovery and
marketing potential offered
by BISX meant that fund
sponsors and managers
“expect to see their funds on
the exchange”.

And he told Tribune Busi-
ness that, ultimately, BISX
“expects to see some addi-
tional new products come to
the fore” in the near future.

Although 2009 had been a
quite year for BISX generally,
as the recession depressed
trading activity and eroded
market capitalisation/share-
holder value, Mr Davies said

of its investment fund listings:
“We’re happy with what
we’ve got, and there may be
some additional ones coming
up before the end of the year,
which is encouraging for us
given the times we are going
through. We do not expect
much in 2009, given the con-
ditions we’ve experienced.

“It’s been a challenging
year, and one hopes it will not
repeat itself.”

Commenting on the
TIGRS 2 Sub-Fund listing,
Mr Davies added: “It is a tes-
tament to the ingenuity of
RoyalFidelity that they have
been able to develop this
mutual fund product and
launch it successfully in these
trying times.

“I'm happy that we have
been able to add the TIGRS 2
Sub-Fund to the roster of
BISX-listed mutual funds. I
recognise the challenges that
the entire market has had to
face from an investments
standpoint, and so we are
encouraged by this new offer-
ing that has added an element
of choice to the market. We
will continue to work with
and support our members as
they work very hard to broad-
en and deepen the Bahami-
an capital market with new
listings on the exchange."

Legal Notice

NOTICE
GUNSIGHT INC.

— -,——

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Sec-
tion 138 (8) of the International Business Companies
Act 2000, the dissolution of GUNSIGHT INC. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
MENNARD CAUSEWAY LTD.

—

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of MENNARD CAUSEWAY LTD. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
CANNFIELD RIVERA LTD.

cs es

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of CANNFIELD RIVERA LTD. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)




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BEC may shortlist renewable energy bids by month-end

FROM page 1B

the 13 energy companies,
which offered up waste-to-
energy, wind/solar and Ocean
Thermal Energy Conversion
options, is complete, only six
companies will undergo fur-
ther scrutiny in a bid to source
the best alternative energy
provider for New Providence.
At the moment, waste-to-
energy seems the most viable
option.



Mr Neymour said recently
that foreign consultants were
necessary to evaluate those
firms, because BEC and the
Ministry of the Environment
lacked the necessary in-house
experience.

Meanwhile, in a bid to
increase energy efficiency and
integrate renewable energy,
consultants from German
firm Fichtner are conducting a
review of BEC.

According to Mr Neymour,

NOTICE



BEXCO BAHAMAS LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Creditors having debts or claims against the above-
named Company are required to send particulars
thereof to the undersigned at Ocean Centre,
Montagu Foreshore, East Bay Street, PO. Box N-
3247, Nassau, Bahamas as sole Liquidator on or
before the Léth day of November, 2009. In default
thereof they will be excluded from the benefit of
any distribution made by the Liquidator.




Dated the 2nd day of November, 2009

DAYAN BOURNE
LIQUIDATOR




LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE
BEXCO BAHAMAS LIMITED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:









BEXCO BAH ANSTAS LIMITED is in dissalution
under the provisions of the International Business






Companies Act 2000,

The dissolution of the said Company commenced
on the Sith October 004 when its Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by




the Registrar General.

The Liquidator of the said Company is Dayan
Boume of Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore, East
Bay Street, PO, Box S-3247, Nassau, Bohamas.

Dated the 2nd day of November, 2009

H & J Corporate Services Lid,

Registered Ageni
for the above-named Company

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experts from the engineering
firm arrived recently to begin
the review process, which is
scheduled to take 10 months.
He added that the process
will also cause changes to the
regulatory and fiscal frame-
work of the Corporation.
“The final result will be a
review of BEC's operations
and a regulatory review to
suggest ways to mend legisla-
tion,” said Mr Neymour.
This study of BEC is being
financed by a grant from the
IDB, signed off on by Prime

Minister Hubert Ingraham on
a visit to Colombia.

Mr Neymour said then that
the grants will aid in stream-
lining BEC and look specifi-
cally at the Corporation’s
inefficiencies in order to
reduce costs and improve ser-
vice.

He added that as part of
the grant project, the Gov-
ernment would look into
BEC’s financial position and
research ways to improve this
by looking at its internal struc-
ture and rates it charges cus-

Hardware
retailers
feel the

recession

FROM page 1B

is now clear to residents and
businesses that the economy
is contracting.

Mr Mercuis said things are
no better for their nearest
competitors. “They are feel-
ing it just like everyone else,”
he said.

Automotive Industrial Dis-
tributors (AID), one of Aba-
co Hardware’s competitors,
has seen a 9 per cent decline
in sales year-on-year.

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LPIA Expansion Project Stage |

US Departures Terminal

Ledcor is seeking contractors to assist in completion of Stage | of the LPIA Expansion

Project (US

Departures Terminal). All contractors, particularly Bahamian contractors, are

encouraged to participate in this significant national project. Scopes to be tendered to

complete the fit out of the new terminal include:

« Wood and Metal Doors, Coiling Doors, Frames and Door Hardware

+ Carpeting

+ Resilient Flocring

« Tollel Partitions, Accessanes, Comer Guards and Lockers

+ Dock Equipment

« Entry Mats and Frames

A qualification package must be submitted prior or at the bid closing. Only bids fram contractors
deemed qualified will be considered. Qualifications will be based on the following criteria:
« A demonstration of financial capacity

« Experience
« References

# Bahamian Ownership! Content

The project is cowered by Contractors Default Insurance in lieu af bonding NO BONDING WILL BE

REQUIRED.

Qualification and tender packages will be available for pickup at the Ledcor Construction Bahamas
Limited Site Office at the Lynden Pindling International Airport, Windsor Field Road. For queries call the

Site office at 242-677-5417.

The closing date for the tender and prequalification packages will be at 2:00pm Friday Novem ber

13”, 2009.

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AID financial controller,
Janelle Watson, said sales are
down at all of their Family
Island locations, with the New
Providence site “keeping it all
together.”

Despite the economic strife,
AID has not had to reduce
staff.

“We try not to do that,”
said Ms Watson. “That is our
last resort and we have never
laid off anyone because of the
economy.

“We have been through
tough economic times before.
We pulled through that and
we expect to pull through
this.”

tomers.

Mr Neymour said the
Bahamas’ efforts to move
towards renewable energy
were highlighted at a confer-
ence in Jamaica. Barbados
was also recognised for the
same.

Despite the Government’s
haste in reviewing alternative
energies, Mr Neymour said
implementation could take
some time.

He said from award of the
contract to completion of the
project, integration of a

renewable source such as
waste-to-energy could take up
to five years.

“The implementation of
these programmes takes con-
siderable time,” said Mr Ney-
mour. “More time than we
like, but they do.”

He said implementation of
renewable energy takes time
and research, and he cited
lack of data as a prime hurdle.

“We are fighting feverishly
to try to catch up to where
the Bahamas ought to be,”
Mr Neymour added.









S
FAMGUARD

The Board of Directors
of

FamGuard Corporation Limited

is pleased to advise that
the third quarterly dividend
for 2009

of 6 cents per share

has been declared to be paid on
November 16, 2009

to Shareholders of record as at
November 9, 2009

FAMGUARD CORPORATION LIMITED

The parent holding company of

Family Guardian Insurance Company Limited
BahamaHealth Insurance Brokers & Benefit Consultants Limited
FG General Insurance Agency Limited
FG Capital Markets Limited
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NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

BEACH PARADISE INVESTMENTS HOLDINGS 5.4, is in
dissolution wader the provisions of the Intemational Business
Companies Act 200M),

(bh) The Distelubon af sid Company commenced om Nowember 2,
200 when its Articles of Dissolution were submited and registered
by the Registrar General.

The Liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Callie of 2nd
Terrace, West Centreville, Maasai, Bakemas,

(d) All persems. having Claims against the above-named Company sre:
required on ar before the Ist day of December, 2009 to send their
namics and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims oo the
Liquidator of the company of, in default thereof, they may be
excluded {rom the benef of any dieinbulion made before such
debis ans proved,

November 3, 2008

LARKEISHA COLLIE
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY

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Tne

Ore 502 2356 a

for ad rates

POSITION WANTED

A leading retailer 1s seeking a person for this senior
position.

MANAGER ACCOUNTS & ADMINISTRATION

Applicants should have a BA Degree or a CPA,
ACCA, CA qualification or equivalent qualification.

The successful candidate will be responsible for all
financial and Administrative aspects of the company
and ensuring compliance to established company
policies and procedures.

The ideal candidate should:
Have a minimum five years experience in a
similar environment.
Have experience in compiling financial
statements.
Be able to prepare budgets and financial
reports for upper management.
Have experience liaising with banking
officers, auditors and insurance agents.
Be able to drive the administrative arm of the
company including computer systems.
Be able to communicate effectively with all
levels of management and staff.
Have a proven track record of meeting
deadlines.
Be proficient in Excel and Quickbooks.
Ability to communicate with international
franchisor and travel as necessary.
Be a team leader and able the multi task.
Posses integrity, excellent motivational skills
and assertiveness

The position offers an excellent remuneration and
benefits package.

Interested person should submit your resume to:

The Managing Director
P.O. Box N-623
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax (242) 328-4211

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Market’s location
branded ‘Bazaar’

FROM page 1B

“Although we note that
you have expressed an inten-
tion of now building the same
at Goombay Park (which is
adjacent to the Bazaar), West
Mall Developments and oth-
ers whom we represent also
object to the new proposed
site at Goombay Park, espe-

cially given the broadening of
the scope to a ‘Fish’ and
‘Farmers’ Market,” Mr Smith
wrote.

“The International Bazaar
and other areas within the
immediate vicinity of the pro-
posed site consist of shops,
restaurants, bars, hotels and
office buildings.”

As a result, in outlining

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) SCUOLA INTERNATIONAL §.A. is in dissolution under the

provisions of the International Business Companies Act SME,

(bh) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on October 30, 200K
when its Articks of Dissolution were submitted and registered by
the Registrar General.

The Liquidator of the sux company is Lakeisha Callie of dnd
Terrace, West Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas

d) All persons. having Claims against the above-named Company are:
poquired o« or before the 30th day of November, 2009 to send their
names and aihdresses and particulars of their debts or claims oo the
Liqundator of the company or, in default thereat, they mery be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made: before such
debts ame proved.

November 2, M0

LAKEISHA COLLIE
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE ANIED OONMPANY

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:



fa) HANDICAP INVESTMENTS CORP, is in dissolution under the
provisions of ihe International Business Companies Act 200,

| The Dessolotion of said Company commenced on October 30, 2004
When i Arkicles of Disadaion were sabmibedd and neistercd hy
the Registrar General

The Liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd
Terrace, Weat Centreville, Nassau, Baharss,

jd) All persons hawing (Claims against the above-named (Company are
required on or before the Sith day of Movenber, 2008 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debis or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereon, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribation mile before such

objections to the proposed
Fish and Farmers Market
location, Mr Smith said the
selected site was “completely
out of syne with the character
of properties and businesses
located in the International
Bazaar and other neighbour-
ing areas. This will inevitably
adversely affect property val-
ues in these areas”.

The Callenders & Co part-
ner added that the Market
was “not in keeping” with the
area’s architectural and devel-
opment plan, having been
chiefly designed for office,
tourist, retail, hotel, restau-
rant and entertainment busi-
nesses.

Mr Smith also argued that
the Fish and Farmers Mar-
ket’s proposed location would
“invariably be a breach of
restrictive covenants imposed
on our clients’ properties”
and others, and be “a dero-
gation from grant” by the
GBPA and its affiliates.

“Such a market is bound to
render our clients’ premises
as well as other business
premises in the area materi-
ally unfit for the purposes for
which they were leased and/or
demised,” Mr Smith wrote.

“A Fish and Farmers mar-
ket at the proposed site will
expose our clients’ businesses,
as well as other businesses in
the area, to a host of nui-
sances such as stenches, flies,
rodents and garbage emanat-
ing from the site.

“Aside from deterring cus-
tomer visits, these nuisances
could potentially pose serious

health risks to occupants of,
and persons visiting, our
clients’ properties as well as
other neighbouring proper-
ties.”

Other concerns harboured
by his clients, said Mr Smith,
were increased traffic and
parking problems, the
absence of consultation, and
no Environmental Impact
Assessment (EIA). He added
that there were better alter-
native sites for the Fish and
Farmers Market, although he
did not name them.

Tan Rolle, the GBPA’s
president, did not return a call
to Tribune Business seeking
comment before press time
last night.

Previously proposed loca-
tions for the Fish and Farmers
Market have also received
strong objections from the
business community. Both the
Teachers and Salaried Work-
ers Co-operative Credit
Union and The Kidney Cen-
tre had objected to a site at
the junction of West Mall Dri-
ve and Poinciana Drive.

The credit union, in a July
31, 2009, letter to the GBPA,
said it had “strong concerns”
due to the Market’s then-like-
ly proximity to its office com-
plex.

“As a commercial property
owner, we are concerned that
the fall-out from this venture
is very likely to be cata-
strophic from the standpoint
of the diminution of property
values in the area and the loss
of business due to the odor-
ous side-effects.”

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

ia) BAMBY OVERSEAS LIMITED is in dissolution under the
provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000,

) ‘The Desolation of aad Company commenced of October 30, 2004
When is Articles of Disab were sabrnibedd and negisterncd hy

the Registrar General

The Liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of dnd
Terrace, Weat Centreville, Nassau, Bahanass.

debts are proved.
Nowember 2, 2009

LAKEISHA COLLIE
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS § 2007

IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/QUI/S81

Common Law & Equity Side

ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land comprising an estimated
22,385 square feet and situate in the Western District of the Island
of New Providence and bounded on the North by the Sea on the
NORTHEAST by land now or formerly the property of Dr Herbert
Olander on the SOUTHEAST by West Bay Street and on the
SOUTHWEST partly by land the property of Little Jerusalem
Church and by land now or formerly the property of Barbara
Smith.

AND
IN THE MATTER of the Quieting of Titles Act, 1959
AND

N THE MATTER OF THE Petition of
JENNIFER VESTRA HUYLER FORBES

NOTICE OF PETITION

The Petition of JENNIFER VESTRA HUYLER FORBES of
the Western District of the Island of New Providence one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in respect of ALL
THAT piece parcel or lot of land comprising an estimated 22,385
square feet and situate in the Western District of the Island of
New Providence and bounded on the North by the Sea on the
NORTHEAST by land now or formerly the property of Dr Herbert
Olander on the SOUTHEAST by West Bay Street and on the
SOUTHWEST partly by land the property of Little Jerusalem
Church and by land now or formerly the Property of Barbara
Smith, WHICH SAID PIECE PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND
IS PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY THE PLAN FILED
IN THIS ACTION AND THEREON COLOURED Pink.

The Petitioner, Jennifer Vestra Huyler Forbes, claims to be the
owner in of the fee simple estate in possession of the said land
and has applied to the Supreme Court of the Bahamas under S.
3 of the Quieting Titles, Act in the above action to have her title
to the said land investigated and declared.

Copies of the said plan may be inspected during normal working
hours at the Registry of the Supreme Court, East Street, N.P., and
at the Chambers of Donna Dorsett Major & Co., Gem Plaza, Suite
#7, Nassau Street South, Nassau, The Bahamas.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any person having dower
or right to dower or any adverse claim not recognized in the
Petition shall before the 17th day of December A.D., 2009 file in
the said Registry of the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioner
or the above Donna Dorsett Major & Co. a statement of such
claim. Failure of any such to file and serve a statement of such
claim by the above time will operate as a bar to such claim

DATED this 3rd day of September A.D., 2009

DORSETT MAJOR & CO.
Attorneys for the Petitioner

All persans having (Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the Sth day of Movember, 2008 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of thea debis or claims. to the:
Liquidator of the company or, in default therent, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribation mile before such
dehts are proved,

Nowember 2, 200

LARKEISHA COLLIE
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) PIATT OVERSEAS 8.4. 1s in dissodution unier the provisions
of the Intemational Business Companies Act M00,

The Desolation of aad Company commenced on October 30, 2004
When is Articles of Dissoatien were sahnibecd and nesgstered hy
the Registrar General

The Liquidator of the said company is Alisa Richardson af 2nd
Terrace, Weat Centreville, Nassau, Bahari.

(dq) All persons having (Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the Mth day of November, 2004 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereo!, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distributean mile before such
debts are proved.

Nowember 3, 2009

ALISA RICHARDSON
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

fa) COSMICO OVERSEAS LIMITED 15 im dissolution under the
provisions of the Intemational Business Companies Act 2000,

The Dissolution of said Company commenced on October 30, 2008
When ils Articles of Dissibuton were sabribledd and neistencd hy
the Registrar General

The Liquidator of the said company i¢ Alisa Richardson af 2nd
Terrace, West Centreville, Nassau, Baharia,

(id) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the th day of November, 2009 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereo!, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution mixle before such
debts are proved.

Nowember 3, 2009

ALISA RICHARDSON
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY
an
NEY,

THE TRIBUNE

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009, PAGE 7B



JSG owners in $647k dispute

FROM page 1B

first call on John S George’s
assets.

Realising that John S$
George was a troubled busi-
ness, Tribune Business was
told that both Mr Wilson and
QBC ensured they were not
personally liable or exposed
if the retailer could not be
turned around. Hence the
move to issue the promissory
notes in John S George’s
name, they argued, leaving
100 per cent of the onus on
that company.

The balance of the pur-

chase price was composed of
10 acres of land in western
New Providence, which was
to be conveyed to Mr Hutton
and his fellow JSG Holdings
shareholders as a group.

Sources close to Mr Wilson
and John S George ques-
tioned whether any of the
other investors were dissatis-
fied. “The deal was structured
in such a way that no arrange-
ment was made directly with
Ken and his in-laws,” one
source said.

The other shareholders in
the JSG Holdings group
included BISX-listed Bench-
mark Bahamas, the Morley
and Pritchard families, and

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

GERANIUM INTERNATIONAL LTD. is in diseotunon under

the prowisions of the Intemational Husmess Companies Act 2K)

The Dissodution af said Ce MTP y commenced om Nowember 7,
2000 when its Articles of Dissolution were submited amd registered

by the Registrar General.

The Liguidator ol the sul company is Lakeisha Callie of nd
Terrace, West Centreville, Nassau, Bahemnns

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are:
required on or before the Ist day of December, 308 to send their
manes and adithesses and particulars of their debts or clainns bo the
Lijendalor of the company or, mn defaull thereat, Ihey mary be
excluded from the benefit of any disinbubton made before such

debits ane proved

November 3, 21M

LARKEISHA COLLIE
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NWAMED COMPANY

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

BERMUDA OVERSEAS LTD. is in dissolution under the

provisions of the Intemational Business Companies Act 20M,

The Dissodution of said Company commenced om Nowember 7,
2000 when its Articles of Dissolution were submited amd registered

by the Regustrar Gemeral.

‘The Liquidator ol the suxl company is Lakeisha Callie of ind
Terrace, West Centreville, Nassau, Rahamnos

Butterfield Bank (Bahamas)
chief, Robert Lotmore.

Still, Mr Hutton insisted in
his letter: “Tammy and I want
nothing more than to receive
the value of the consideration
(in cash) promised in the
agreement of June 13, 2007,
and leave you [Mr Wilson]
alone.

“The sooner this can be
done, the better. The last
thing we want to do is cause
disruptions to OBC, JSG, you
or any of your operations but
we will do whatever is neces-
sary to secure the funds due
to us.”

He added: “We are very
confident in our legal posi-

tion, and very prepared to
pursue this as far as we have
to, for as long as we have to.
“Tjust wanted to give you a
final opportunity to come
back to the table to see if we
can settle the matter between
us. I hope you decide to take
me up on this offer as I won’t
be repeating it again.”
There is little doubt that
John S George remains a
troubled business, as the chain
is in the process of closing its
Harbour Bay store to focus
just on its remaining Palm-
dale headquarters and Cable
Beach outlets. Mr Wilson
admitted to Tribune Business
last month that John S$

a

MECHANIC HELPER

BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF MARINE ENGINE & BOAT

Please fax resume to 394-3885.

NOTICE

NOTICE DS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

) PRINCESS OVERSEAS LTD. is in dissolution uncer the

George was “really struggling
to survive”.

In addition, the company
has also been charged with
failing to pay $185,893 in

National Insurance Board
(NIB) contributions, being
ordered to return to court on
November 9, 2009, for settle-
ment.

provisions of the Intemational Business Companies Act 2000.

) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on November 2,
2004 when its Artcks of Dissolution were submitted and registered
by the Registrar General.

C) The Liquidator of the said company 1 Lakeisha Colle of 2nd
Terrace, West Centreville, Nassau, Bohan

All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
reqaired on or before the Ist day of December, 2(K19 to send. their
names and addresses and particulars of ther debts or claims. to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribation made before such
debts are proved

Nowember 3, 200

LAKEISHA COLLIE
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY

dq) All persons having Claims against the above-named Compary are:
pequired on or before the 1st day of December, XW to send their
names and addresses and partoulars.of their debts or claims to the
Liqundalor of the company or, in defaull thereat, hey mary be
excluded from the benefit of any disinbution made before such
debts are proved
November 3, 200

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

ia) ERBEN §.A. is in dissolution under the provisions of the
International Business Companies Act 2000),

LARKEISHA COLLIE

(b) The Deasolution of sad Company commenced on November 2,

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that WILSON EDOUARD of South
Beach, 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
27th day of October, 2009 to the Minister responsible for
nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

HELP WANTED

SERVICE UNDERWRITER

MUST BE COMPUTER LITERATE
HAVE GOOD CUSTOMER SKILLS



Please fax resume to 394-3885

NOTICE

In the Estate of SHERVIN McDIAL
BURROWS late of Nassau East North
in the Eastern District of the Island of
New Providence, one of the Islands in
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Electrician, Deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claims or demands against
the above-named Estate are requested
to send the same duly certified in writing
to the undersigned on or before Monday
the 30th day of November, A.D. 2009
after which the Administratrix will proceed
to distribute the assets of the deceased
among the persons entitled thereto having
regard only to the claims of which the
undersigned shall then have had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby given that all

AY when w8 Aricles ol Drsadution were subnitted and registered

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-AWAMED COMPANY
hy the Registrar General,

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

persons indebted to the said Estate are
requested to make full settlement on or
) The Liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd : :
Terrace, Weat Centreville, Nassau, Bahar. before the date hereinbefore mentioned.

All persons having (Claims apainst the above-named Company are
required on or before the | st day of December, 0K) to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debis or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default herent, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribation mide before such
dehts are: proved.

DUPUCH & TURNQUEST & CO.
Chambers

308 East Bay Street

P.O. Box N-8181

Nassau, Bahamas

Attorneys for the Executrix

EG &

cr A LS

BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:
MONDAY, 2 NOVEMBER 2009
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,484.90 | CHG 2.69 | %CHG 0.59 | YTD -227.46 | YTD % -13.28
FINDEX: CLOSE 789.77 | YTD -5.40% | 2008 -12.31%

WWW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE:242-323-2330 | FACSIMILE: 242-323-2320
52wk-Low Security Daily Vol. EPS $ Div $

7O3 AML Foods Limited 702,309 O.127

9.90 Bahamas Property Fund 43,251 0.992

5.90 23,788 0.244

0.63 -0.877

3.15 0.125

2.14 0.055

9.92 1.406

2.72 0.249

5.26 0.419
0.114
0.625
0.420

SOLFERING LIMITED is in desolution wader the provisions
of the Intemational Business Companies Act 2000),

: : ; : lowember 3, 2009
The Dissodution of said Company commenced om Nowember 2, November 3, 200
2004 when its Articles of Dissolution were submited amd registered
by the Registrar Uemeral.

LARKREISHA COLLIE
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY

The Liguidator ol the suxl company is Lakeisha Callie of ind
Terrace, West Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas

dq) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are:
required on or before the Ist day of December, 3009 to send their
names and addresses and parvoulars.of their debts or claims i the
Liqundalor of lhe company or, in befall thereat, hey my be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such
debts are proved

ROYAL = FIDELITY

Money 25 Work

Novenber 3, 20 :
Previous Close Today's Close
1.16 1.17

10.75 qi, fa

5.90 5.90

0.63 0.63

3.15 Sn Lee

2.37

9.92

2.72

5.57

225

2.25

6.50

9.30

9.87

4.34

1.00

O.27

5.59

Change

LAREISHA COLLIE
LIQGUIDATOR OF THE ABOYE-AAMED OUONTPANY

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark

Bahamas Waste

Fidelity Bank

Cable Bahamas

Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank ($1)

2.37
9.92
2.72
5.74

153,706
43,207

178,912
1.27
1.32
6.28
8.80
9.87
444
1.00
0.27
5.49
9.95

10.00

Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean Bank
Focol ($)
Focol Class B Preference
Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson 9.95 9.95 0.952
Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.156
BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES - (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing bases)
Security Symbol Last Sale Change Daily Vol.
Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) + FBB17 100.00 0.00 7%
Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) + FBB22 100.00 0.00 Prime + 1.75%
Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + FBB13 100.00 0.00 7%
Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) + FBB15 100.00 0.00 Prime + 1.75%
Fidelity Over-The-Counter Securities
Bid $ Ask $ Last Price
10.06 11.06 14.00
2.00 6.25 4.00
0.35 0.40 0.35
Colina Over-The-Counter Securities
30.13 31.59 29.00
0.45 0.55 0.55
BISX Listed Mutual Funds
NAV YTD% Last 12 Months
1.4038 3.72 5.20
2.8300 -3.75 -6.75
1.4957 4.30 5.13
2.9759 -12.10 -17.54
13.1751 4.42 5.86
103.0956 3.10 2.52
99.4177 3.12 2.76
1.0000 0.00 0.00
10.5884 5.88 5.88
1.0757 3.86 5.30
1.0305 -0.24 0.22
1.0709 3.24 454
MARKET TERMS
YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
i

2.98
2.25
6.50
9.30
9.87
4.34
1.00
0.27
5.59

79,207

0.322
0.631
0.326
0.000

24,388
36,195
55,854

ecoo00000000000000
eoo0oo00000=-00000000
ecoc00c0ownooo0000s

0.035
0.407

52wk-Hi 52wk-Low
1000.00
1000.00
1000.00

1000.00

Interest

19 October 2017

19 October 2022
30 May 2013
29 May 2015

AFFECTIONADO INC, tn dissolution under the
provisions of the Intemational Business Companies Act 2MMI,

EPS $ Div $ P/E

0.000 N/M

S2wk-Low Symbol
7.92 Bahamas Supermarkets
6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
0.20 RND Holdings

The Dissodution af said Ce HTP commenced on Nowember 7, Weekly Vol.
2009 when its Articles of Dissolution were submited amd registered

by the Registrar General.

0.480
0.000

N/M
256.6

29.00 ABDAB
0.40 RND Holdings

0.000
0.000

9.03
261.90

The Liguidater of the sux) company is Lakeisha Calle of ind
Terrace, West Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas

52wk-Low Div $ Yield % NAV Date
31-Aug-09
30-Sep-09
23-Oct-09
30-Sep-09
30-Sep-09
30-Sep-09
30-Sep-09
31-Dec-07
30-Sep-09
30-Sep-09
30-Sep-09
30-Sep-09

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

2.8952
1.4226
2.9759
12.3870
100.0000
99.4177
1.0000
10.0000
1.0000
1.0000
1.0000

Fidelity Prime Income Fund
CFAL Global Bond Fund
CFAL Global Equity Fund
CFAL High Grade Bond Fund

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the Ist day of December, 3008 to send their
names and addresses and particulars. of their debts or claims i the
Lijenialor of ihe company or, mn befall thereat, Ihey may be
excluded from the benefit of any disinbubon made before such
debts are: proved

Fidelity International Investment Fund
FG Financial Preferred Income Fund
FG Financial Growth Fund

FG Financial Diversified Fund

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00
S2wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks
price in last 52 weeks
day's weighted price for daily volume
rrent day's weighted price for daily volume
m day to day

November 3, 21M

pany‘s reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value

N/M - Not Meaningful

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

LABREISHA COLLIE
. ae ame a 7 \ 7 = PYE - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-WAMED COMPANY (s) - 4for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007
($1) - 3-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 7/11/2007
TO TRADE CALL: COLINA 242-502-7010 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 | FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 | COLONIAL 242-502-7525

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009, PAGE 9B





Endosco

Revolutionising conventional brain surgery

By JEFFARAH GIBSON

REVOLUTION has been taking place

these past few years in the field of

brain surgery. It used to be accepted
that persons in need of brain surgery had to
face various serious complications, and in
worst case scenarios even risks such as loss of
vision and death; at best they had to deal
with considerable pain and long recovery

periods.

But due to the emergence
of minimally invasive brain
surgery, individuals experi-
ence less pain and recuperate
much faster than when they
undergo conventional open
brain surgery. Not to men-
tion, many of the serious risks
are greatly reduced.

For years, doctors have
been trying to find ways to
reduce pain, scarring and long
recovery periods after open
brain surgery.

And as a result of advance-
ments in technology, mini-
mally invasive surgery has
now proven itself to be both
reliable and effective.

Endoscopy is a minimally
invasive surgery that involves
making small incisions under
the skin to remove lesions
from the brain, including
tumours that can be as big as
a softball.

This type of surgery is used
to assess the interior of an
organ by inserting a tube with
a camera and a fibre optic
light into the body.

Doctors get a close inter-
nal view of the brain as the
camera projects the images
on a large monitor, allowing
surgeons to see every “nook
and cranny” of the brain and
leading to greater precision
during the operation.

The operation leaves
absolutely no room for errors,
which is part of the reason its
development took such a long
time. Everything the doctor
does must be precise and on
point, any minor mistakes can
cause severe damage to the
brain.

Because of the level of
training required to perform
minimally invasive brain
surgery, it is only available in
a few countries around the
world.

But Bahamians have rela-
tively easy access to this high-
ly developed form of surgery
- they need only travel a short
distance to Florida to have
the operation done.

Dr Santiago Figuereo, MD,
at the Miami Neurological
Institute, is one of the few
highly trained neurological
surgeons in South Florida
who performs this type of
operation. He has 10 years of
experience in this area, and
has also performed the
surgery on a number of
Bahamians over the past few
years.

He recommends endoscopy
over traditional brain surgery
for the removal of minor

tumours, so that patients suf-
fer less pain and are able to
get back to living their lives as
quickly as possible.

“Prior to the innovation of
this endoscopic approach, a
patient with a colloid cyst or
pituitary tumour would have
to undergo traditional brain
surgery for the removal,” he
said.

He explained to Tribune
Health the complex process
of traditional brain surgery,
touching on some of the com-
plications that could result
from the operation.

“Traditional brain surgery
is complicated and requires
that a large area of the skull
be temporarily removed while
the neurosurgeon cuts
through the brain to get to
the mass. There is a greater
risk of complications, which
includes seizures, memory
deficits, stroke, bleeding,
infections and others,” he
said.

With endoscopic brain
surgery, not only are the risks
much reduced, the operation

py

time is a lot shorter.

“Depending on the location
of the tumour, the operation
can take as little as three
hours to complete,” Dr
Figuereo said.

Patients will also spend a
minimum of three to five days
in the hospital and they tend
to recover in a matter of
weeks.

“T have had a lot of patients
who’ve complained that they
don’t want to be away from
work for such long periods of
time, but with this surgery
people can be up and running
within a matter of weeks,” he
said.

For persons interested in
this operation he recommends
they do as much research as
they can, and select a doctor
who is an expert in the field
because, as he says, “it is a
safe procedure for only expe-
rienced hands.”

Like all things, minimally
invasive surgery has its disad-
vantages. As mentioned
before, the level of training
required is high, and not
every surgeon can perform
this operation. Also, current-
ly the surgery is only used for
the removal of relatively
minor tumours, leaving the
bigger problems to the
decades-old approach of open
brain surgery.

Even though this form of
surgery represents one of the
frontiers of modern medicine,
conventional brain surgery is
still widely practiced today,
and there are some who pre-
fer the tried and true way.



NEUROSURGEON Dr Santiago Figuereo, MD, of the Miami Neu-

rological Institute.

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e Advanced Glycation
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BAHAMAS OIL REFINING COMPANY LIMITED
VOPAK TERMINAL BAHAMAS

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

A vacancy exists within the Finance Department for a Chief Financial Offi-
cer. The Chief Financial Officer reports to the Managing Director. He/she is
responsible to assist in strategic planning, the development and pricing of
new products, services and determination of financial capital requirements.
Analyze and interpret financial information required by the Managing Direc-
tor and Executive Management in order to make sound business decisions and
to bring the financial organization, processes, policies and reporting practices
to a level of sophistication appropriate to a leading world-class company. The
Chief Financial Officer functions as part of the senior management at the busi-
ness unit level, interacting with various departments, provide financial leader-
ship, oversight for company-wide accounting policies, control and procedures,
and ensuring the consistent application of International Accounting and Finan-
cial Reporting Standards and corporate policies throughout the organization.

The successful candidate will be required to:
Support the Managing Director in financial assessment of new business
development and implementation of internal controls.
Conduct monthly business performance reviews.
Supervises all accounting, treasury and financial matters including
general accounting financial reporting, budgeting, capital funding,
financial systems, and merger and consolidation accounting.
Ensure that the financial organization is designed and staffed with the
appropriate skills in order to maintain the integrity, accuracy and the
timeliness of financial reporting.
Provide independent and objective appraisals of the Company’s business
and function to ensure that they are operating with effective internal ac
counting controls.

The Chief Financial Officer must have a strong technical and analytical back-
ground with an understanding of IAS or US GAAP accounting and reporting
standards. He/She must have the ability to set and manage priorities, meet dead-
lines within compressed timeframes and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
He/She must have a successful track record in partnering with line management
to develop strategic and operating business plans, effective systems of control
and metrics for a dynamic global business. Some travel required. Strong com-
munication and managerial skills are essential.

Education:
° Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
° Master’s degree in business, a plus

Licensing/Certification:
° CA or CPA a must

Experience:

° 10 - 15 years of relevant accounting and reporting experience at a senior
level
Experience with business planning and budget preparation
Experience in treasury function activities: bank relationships, revolver
and cash management
Experience in reporting to lenders under credit agreements
Experience in developing and improving internal control systems
Experience in external or internal auditing
Supervisory experience of multiple tasked department
Experience in partnering with line management
External reporting experience
Experience in the energy industry, preferred

Applications should be submitted to the:
Managing Director
Bahamas Oil Refining Company International Limited
Dba Vopak Terminal Bahamas
P. O. Box F-42435, Freeport, Grand Bahama
On or before November 6, 2009