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FNM Chairman criticises
PLP’s call for tornado
Commission of Inquiry

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia. net





THE Progressive Liberal Party's call for a Commission
of Inquiry to probe the circumstances surrounding the
deaths and property damage at the Freeport Container
Port after last week's tornado in Grand Bahama is a
"regrettable" political ploy to gain mileage out of a tragedy,
said FNM Chairman Carl Bethel.

He said the Government acknowledges the gravity of the
situation, but is confident that their reviews into the actions
of relevant officials before the tornado swept through por-
tions of Grand Bahama will be unbiased and transparent.

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The 300 casino workers

Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

WORKERS in the tourism
industry face further cutbacks
in their shifts due to low visitor
numbers forcing a Cable Beach
hotel to reduce services next
week.

Crystal Palace casino staff,
who are already struggling to
make ends meet, fear they will
be unable to meet their finan-
cial responsibilities this month
as all tables will be closed on
Monday and Tuesday.

The news comes as tourism
officials report lower than usu-
al visitor arrivals during the
spring break season (see Tri-

informed of their hours on a
weekly basis say many of them
are only scheduled to work one
day a week and the elimination
of table games for two days
next week is another blow to
their already limited income.

An employee who works on
the casino tables said: “We
have been open every day, but
even then we only work one
day a week for tips, so if no
people are here and nobody
tips we are in trouble.

“Now they say they are clos-
ing the casino on Monday,
Tuesday, and maybe Wednes-

SEE page 10

Dr Andre Rollins ‘must weigh
interests of NDP against his own’

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net



POLITICAL newcomer Dr Andre Rollins must weigh the
best interests of the fledgling National Development Party
against his own political aspirations as he is being courted by the
country's two major parties, a political observer has said.

Cassius Stuart, who has been fighting for a decade to shift the
political landscape to include a viable third-party, said he has
consistently declined offers to jump ship from the Bahamas
Democratic Movement over to the political juggernauts. Dr
Rollins’ choice, he said, must be a personal one based "his
best interests" and whether or not he thinks the NDP can
make a valuable contribution to the political scene.

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THE MIXED CHOIR and Concert Band of Xavier High School from Appleton, Wisconsin, arrived on the Monarch of the Seas cruise ship
yesterday to perform in front of the Welcome Centre at Prince George Wharf.

Union and COB
Officials struggle to
Peach agreement

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

NEGOTIATIONS
between the Union of Ter-
tiary Educators of the
Bahamas (UTEB) and Col-
lege of the Bahamas officials
progressed slowly yesterday,
with both parties struggling
to agree over a set agenda.

UTEB President Jennifer
Isaacs-Dotson said COB offi-
cials went back on their initial
commitment to a lock down.
When the negotiating parties
met last Thursday, Ms Isaacs-
Dotson said the agreement
was to meet Monday to Sat-
urday from 10am to 7pm and
on Sunday from 1pm to 7pm.

“It has not been going

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GOVERNOR GENERAL ARTHUR HANNA shakes hands with
newly sworn in Senator Michael Pintard yesterday.

MICHAEL Pintard was yesterday sworn in as Senator for
the Government side.

Speaking at a ceremony held at Government House yes-
terday, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham described Mr Pin-
tard as a talented and accomplished Bahamian profession-

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Ministry adresses
Paradise Island bridge
Safely concerns

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter

mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

CONCERNS over the safe-
ty of the eastern Paradise
Island bridge are now being
addressed by Ministry of
Works contractors, five years
after they were raised as a
matter of urgency.

Paul Hanna, of Paul Hanna
and Associates, advised the
Government to undertake
immediate remedial work on
the 44-year-old bridge when
he reported finding numerous
cracks, areas of exposed met-
al and scouring at the base of
the structure during his 2005
inspection.

However, it was not until
this year that contractors were
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LOCAL NEWS







US AMBASSADOR TO THE BAHAMAS Nicole Avant assists a Green Castle primary school student wit
fastening an American-Bahamian flag pin, a gift from the American Embassy, on his tie.

US Ambassador encourages
students to ‘love books’

UNITED States Ambas-
sador to the Bahamas Nicole
Avant travelled to Eleuthera
last month to speak to stu-
dents at Green Castle Pri-
mary School about the
importance of reading.

The fourth, fifth and sixth-
grade students responded
enthusiastically to the
Ambassador's questions
about their future goals and
the book they are currently
reading, “The Tale of Des-
pereaux”.

Ambassador Avant told
students that her love for
reading has, “helped me to
become successful in my own
life, to get to where I am
today.”

“This is why one of my
main goals as Ambassador
of the United States to the
Bahamas is to encourage
each and every student in the
Bahamas to love books as
much as I do.”

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of books for the students,
and spoke with school and
local officials, including
Oswald Ingraham, Member
of Parliament for South
Eleuthera, about public edu-
cation in the Bahamas.
That same day, Ambas-
sador Avant visited the
American-run, internation-
ally recognised Island
School, a completely self-sus-
taining, “green” school that
provides a comprehensive,
multi-disciplinary curriculum
for secondary school stu-
dents while also serving as a

sustainable community mod-
el for Bahamian settlements.
Chris Maxey led the Ambas-
sador on a tour of the facili-
ties and highlighted the all-
natural water filtration sys-
tem, fish hatchery, biodiesel
operation and sustainable
rooftop farming techniques
that the school implements
daily.

The Ambassador greeted
Island School students and
pledged to support the
school in its efforts to pro-
mote sustainable living prac-
tices throughout the coun-
try.

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fic accident in South Bahamia last week has been identified
by police as 66-year-old Irene Thompson.

Mrs Thompson’s death pushed the island’s traffic fatali-
ty count to three for the year.

According to reports, she lost control of her vehicle while
travelling north on Pinta Avenue.

The vehicle, which crashed into a utility pole, was exten-

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LOCAL NEWS



Accused teacher
set to stand trial



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ANDRE BIRBAL is escorted to court yesterday.





By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net



PROSECUTORS have filed a
Voluntary Bill of Indictment in the
case of a Trinidadian teacher
accused of having unnatural inter-
course with two male students on
Grand Bahama.

Andre Birbal, 47, is now set to
stand trial in the Supreme Court on
two counts of unnatural intercourse.

He is expected to appear before
Senior Justice Jon Isaacs on April
29 for a fixture hearing.

It is alleged that Birbal, a former
art teacher at the Eight Mile Rock
High School, between January 1,
2002 and June 2007, while in Grand
Bahama, had unnatural intercourse
with a male under the age of 18.

It is further alleged that between
September 1, 2001, and February 28,
2007, also while in Grand Bahama,
Birbal had unnatural intercourse
with an 18-year-old male.

Birbal was back in court before
Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita
Bethell yesterday.

Prosecutor Sandra Dee Gardiner
from the Attorney General’s Office
told Magistrate Bethell that the pros-
ecution had filed a Voluntary Bill
of Indictment in the Supreme Court.

Birbal signed the Voluntary Bill
of Indictment in court yesterday.

The accused is represented by
attorney Carlson Shurland from
Freeport who was not present in
court yesterday.

Ms Gardiner told the court that
she had spoken with Mr Shurland
and informed him how the prose-
cution was intending to proceed.

Birbal fled the Bahamas in Feb-
ruary 2009 after police investiga-
tions were launched into com-
plaints of molestation by two for-
mer male students at the Eight
Mile Rock High School in Grand
Bahama.

After fleeing to the US, Birbal
was arrested in New York on a
traffic violation last May.

During a check, US authorities
discovered that Bahamian police
had issued a warrant of arrest for
Birbal with Interpol.

The Attorney General's Office
applied to US officials for Birbal's
extradition to the Bahamas to face
charges of unnatural sexual inter-
course.

He was extradited to the
Bahamas from New York two
weeks ago.

Birbal is one of three teachers
accused of sexual misconduct with
students at Eight Mile Rock High.

British writer’s death in Bahamas ruled accidental

THE DEATH of a British writer whose
body washed up on Cable Beach last year has
been ruled accidental by a coroner in the
United Kingdom.

Jennie Gosbell, 44, an alien-obsessed
author, had been staying at the Guanahani
Village Blue Water Resort on West Bay
Street in New Providence for a week before
her body was found drifting off shore by a jet-
ski operator last October.

Coroner Graham Danbury, in Hattfield,
Birmingham, last week recorded a verdict
of accidental death for Ms Gosbell, who lived

out her.”

fiction.

in Hemel Hempstead. leading up to her death.
Her parents Peter and Susan Gosbell told And her mother believed she had been
reporters: “The world is a dull place with- murdered.

Ms Gosbell had quit her job as a dietician
in Hertforshire to travel the world and write

She had recently published the novel
“Body Snatchers: A True Story of Body
Snatching by the Reptilians - A Real Alien
Conspiracy” in the US.

Friends had raised concerns that the author
would be “removed” for exposing the plans
of Reptilian aliens.

According to a police report, Ms Gosbell
was seen acting strangely on a few occasions

Susan Gosbell told the press: “Jennie could

act strangely sometimes but she was an expe-
rienced traveller, fit, strong and resourceful.

“She had survived well in various envi-

ronments around the world. She was a good
swimmer.”

When Susan Gosbell travelled to the
Bahamas to identify her daughter's body,
she noted severe bruising to her nose and a
gash to the left of her forehead, she said.

Her daughter’s personal belongings,
including cash and her passport, had disap-
peared from her room and have never been
found, she added.

“T see no possibility of her drowning nat-

urally in this warm, calm sea,” she said.

Man in court on manslaughter charge

By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net



A 29-YEAR-OLD
Eleuthera man was arraigned
in a Magistrate’s Court yes-

Floating book fair
ends visit today

LOGOS Hope, the
world's largest floating
book fair, will end her first
ever visit to the Bahamas
today after almost two
weeks in the port.

The vessel will sail from
Prince George's Wharf
early tomorrow morning
for her next port in
Bermuda.

The crew and staff of
Logos Hope expressed
their gratitude to the peo-
ple of the Bahamas for
their support of this first
ever visit.

The all-volunteer crew
and staff comprise around
400 people representing
over 45 different nations.

Logos Hope is operat-
ed by GBA Ships, an
international, charitable
organisation registered in
Germany.

In 40 years of service,
the organisation has wel-
comed 40 million visitors
up the gangways of the
four ships that have been
operated in over 160 coun-
tries and territories around
the world.

The ship is hosted in this
region by OM Caribbean.

COB to hold Earth Day
celebrations tomorrow

EARTH Day celebrations
involving food, music and
educational exhibitions will
be held by College of the
Bahamas students all day
tomorrow.

The Environmental Pride
Club and Caribbean Youth
Environmental Network
(CYAN) invite people of all
ages to enjoy festivities and
learn more about the envi-
ronment and what you can do
to help protect it.

Celebrations on the theme
‘Go Life! One earth, one
ocean, one Bahamas’ will be
held in Independence Park on
the main college campus,
Thompson Boulevard, from
10am to 4pm tomorrow.









terday on a manslaughter
charge.

Police have charged Mark
Fadden of Spanish Wells
with manslaughter by negli-
gence.

It is alleged that on Friday,
April 2, Fadden, while in
North Eleuthera, by means
of unlawful harm, negligent-
ly caused the death of Wilson
Cameus.

According to police
reports, Cameus,19, drowned
after being allegedly "thrown
overboard" during an alter-

cation with another passen-
ger on a night ferry bound
for Spanish Wells from
Jean's Bay in North
Eleuthera.

Fadden, who was repre-
sented by attorney lan
Cargill, was not required to
enter a plea to the charge.

The prosecutor, Sergeant
Herbert Duncombe, did not
object to Fadden being
granted bail.

He also told the court that
the prosecution intends to
proceed by way of a Volun-

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

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Courts — a nation’s sovereignty

MANY BAHAMIANS thought that by
ridding themselves of the Privy Council as
this country’s last court of appeal our judicial
system could retain the death penalty.
Although the Privy Council is still our final
court of appeal, and although a large number
of Bahamians still favour its retention, it is
quickly losing its attraction for those who
want to retain the gallows for convicted mur-
derers.

“Hang ’em high!” is still the angry reaction
in this country as Bahamians defend capital
punishment as the final solution to the grow-
ing murder count.

However, it now seems that the Privy
Council is not the only stumbling block to
retaining the death penalty.

According to Tuesday’s Gleaner of
Jamaica, the European Union is starting to
show its mighty muscles by threatening to
withdraw grant funds if Jamaica does not
employ an additional Supreme Court judge.

According to The Gleaner Jamaica’s Jus-
tice Minister Dorothy Lightbourne explained
that she had to “follow the dictate of the
powerful bloc of countries in order to ben-
efit from grant funds they have provided.”

The conditions, the Justice Minister told
Parliament last week during the sitting of
the joint select committee, have to do with
fighting corruption and to improve the jus-
tice system. “They have said we should
increase judges and we have brought on one
judge.”

Drawing attention to the notation in the
2010/2011 Estimates of Expenditure, which
read: “One additional judge has already
been hired to meet the European Union
condition,” MP Dr Morais Guy commented:

“T would be happy if I am told that this is
just a wrong choice of terminology because
I cannot see how they are imposing condi-
tions on the sovereign country of Jamaica."

He was told that the money granted by
the EU was going towards improving
Jamaica’s justice system. Guidelines were
set out as a condition of the grant. An addi-
tion of judges was one of the conditions if
funds were to be forthcoming.

And so as the EU could threaten to with-

ously discussed in our private office several
years ago by a visiting European ambas-
sador paying a courtesy call on his annual
tour of duty.

We believe that this discussion took place
around 1993 when the hot topic on the street
at that time — and of much concern to
Bahamians — was the Privy Council’s deci-
sion that two Bahamians could not be
hanged because they had been languishing
on death row for more than five years. To
hang them after five years would amount
to inhumane treatment, the Council ruled.
This meant that the sentences of all those
then on death row for five years or more
had their sentences automatically commut-
ed to life imprisonment. It also set out a
time frame for the future.

On being asked public opinion on the
abolition of the death penalty in the
Bahamas, we explained that we believed
that Prime Minister Ingraham was an aboli-
tionist, but that most Bahamians were
strongly for its retention. However, if capital
punishment remained on the statute books,
the Prime Minister would uphold the law. It
was then that the ambassador threw down
the gauntlet.

And what would happen, he asked, if the
EU withdrew all grants from the Bahamas
unless capital punishment were abolished?

We replied that the Bahamas would then
have to face a serious issue. However, we
believed it would be considered a bullying
tactic by a powerful European bloc against a
small, defenceless nation, especially with the
mighty US next door, where many states
still used the electric chair to get rid of its
murderers.

We suggested that they flex their muscles
with the US first, and then they could come
and talk with the Bahamas.

What is now interesting is that England is
becoming nervous about the clout that the
European Court of Humane Rights is having
over the UK courts.

In defending his country’s national sov-
ereignty, the Lord Chief Justice — Lord
Judge — has declared that the English
Supreme Court must have the final say in its

A need to be
concerned about
efficiency of our

public service

EDITOR, The Tribune.

There is a need to be con-
cerned about the efficiency of
our public service when con-
sidering the loss of revenue
due to the apparent negli-
gence of our public servants in
performing their duties. The
apparent neglect ought not to
be blamed on the politicians.
The public service is respon-
sible for the administration of
government policies and the
enforcement of the laws, rules
and regulations in our Com-
monwealth.

Information emanating
from the media supports the
need for questions on the per-
formance of our public in the
following matters:

(a) In 2007 (before reces-
sion) government auditors
reported that the public owes
government $760 million.
Non-payment of Real Prop-
erty Tax, Casino Tax (it
appears that only Atlantis
Casino was up to date in pay-
ing the taxes). Isn’t it the
responsibility of officials in
the Ministry of Finance to
ensure that government rev-
enue is collected? In addition
to the foregoing there were
unpaid custom duty, NIB pay-
ments, ZNS Radio and TV,
BEC, and BTC debts. The

BEC — you make me



EDITOR, The Tribune.

Dear Bahamas Electricity
Corporation (Nassau):

After reading your piece
in the paper I must say you
make me laugh sometimes.

‘Your comment that on the
Earnest Dean Highway BEC
“went to the extent” of
diverting the road to avoid
damage to a blue hole is such
a joke. Do you think anyone
here in Abaco believes that.
What we know is that you
were afraid of your new
babies falling into a watery
grave a hundred feet deep.
If you are doing right or
wrong stand and live up to
it. Quit trying to sell untruths
to the people.

(Name withheld, my elec-
tric goes off enough as it is).

LETTERS

letters@triounemedia.net



question is why did the public
servants responsible allow the
businesses and persons
responsible get away with the
non-payment of taxes, etc, for
what appears to be a long
time.

Was any form of discipli-
nary action taken against the
public servants for their
neglect in collecting govern-
ment revenue?

(b) The failure by so many
persons not repaying student
loans poses the same question
about the neglect of public
servants to take appropriate
action to make the required
collections. The failure to do
so resulted in the non-repay-
ment of $10 million and the
stopping of future loans.

(c) The law regarding the
disclosures by politicians and
other government officials to
disclose their assets annually
has been contravened. A
report in The Nassau
Guardian revealed that many
of these officials had not dis-
closed since 2006. The Act
states that a Disclosure Com-

mission appointed by the
Governor General will be
responsible for the adminis-
tration and enforcement of
the law. Yet these person
were able to contravene the
law for a period of years. One
would think that the commis-
sion would have enforced the
law, as required and remind
all concerned of their respon-
sibility to disclose. There is
also the failure of the secre-
taries of these delinquent offi-
cials to remind them of the
required disclosures.

(d) The failure of building
inspectors in their responsi-
bilities with regards to the
inspection of low cost houses
built by contractors and
passed by the Inspectors for
occupancy. Defects and poor
construction resulted in gov-
ernment having to spend
money to have the repairs
done to make these houses
livable. The contractors
should have been made to
carry out the repairs, etc.

Restore the discipline,
supervision, enforcement,
accountability and trans-
parency, if our public service
is to improve.

PAUL THOMPSON Sr
Nassau,
March 30, 2010.

Simplifying issue
of marital rape

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Re: Pastor hits out at plans to change marital rape laws.

Tribune, July 28, 2009

A PASTOR says he finds the issue of marital rape to be
“very complex”. Perhaps it can be simplified a bit: The act
of domestic violence known as marital rape occurs when sex-
ual intercourse is forced upon a spouse who has not con-
sented. This violent act is a “no-no”, even for Christians.
There is, however, a flip side: It is also abusive and humili-
ating if a married partner denies sexual intercourse to a

spouse without good reason.

KEN W
KNOWLES, MD
Nassau,

March, 2010.

Well done, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham

hold grant funds over a judge, it could also own jurisdiction, and that common law — EDITOR, The Tribune.

threaten to withdraw much needed funds if which is common sense built up over more ABACO . “« re ee

the Bahamas insisted on retaining the death than 800 years, going as far back as legal RESIDENT Tam reading the “letters to the Editor” in today’s edition of your

penalty in its legal system. memory (1189) — must be defended and Abaco, publication and would like to add my praise of the present gov-
As a matter of fact this threat was seri- preserved. March, 2010. ernment under the exemplary leadership of the Right Honourable

Hubert Alexander Ingraham and his team, to that of the “Saddened
by McCartney’s resignation: A Concerned Bahamian Citizen.”

Prime Minister Ingraham — well done, continue to do what you
are doing — it is working! You had and still have a mighty task
before you in filtering through the disorganisation and utter mess
left by the previous government.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2010, PAGE 5



Current rate of urbanisation could

bring ‘unprecedented challenges’

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net



THE current rate of urbanisation in
the Bahamas, as well as globally, could
present “unprecedented social, health
and environmental challenges” if not
addressed, according to health experts. |

The World Health Organisation }
(WHO) and its regional arm, the Pan-
American Health Organisation
(PAHO), are calling for action to
address the needs of the changing pop-
ulation landscape.





The theme “Urbanisation and MINISTER OF HEALTH Dr

ing and reverse trends”.

On Saturday, the Ministry of Health
will host a Farmers’ Market at the Fox
Hill Parade to showcase the produce of
local farmers, backyard gardeners and
producers of native products.

The market is aimed at highlighting
some of the steps people can take
towards improving their health, par-
ticularly by eating healthier.

Several other health challenges to
be examined, are pollution, water, san-
itation, waste, increased exposure to
communicable diseases and violence,
smoking and second-hand smoke, drug
use, and an increase in chronic non-

Health” governed the celebration of Hubert Minnis speaking at communicable diseases.

World Health Day 2010 yesterday.

press conference yester-

“Regular activities at the street,

Speaking at a press conference yes- day on World Health Day. neighbourhood, and local levels, in

terday morning Minister of Health Dr
Hubert Minnis said:

“Cities are the centre of commercial, political
and cultural life, attracting people who are looking
for greater wealth and a more prosperous life.

“People who live in urban settings are exposed
to a wide range of environmental factors. While a
move to city life brings about improvement in eco-
nomic status, it also leads to public health chal-
lenges.”

Over half of the world’s 6.3 billion inhabitants
reside in cities. According to the United Nation
Population Division, in 20 years, six out of every 10
people are projected to be city dwellers.

Almost 85 per cent of the Bahamas’ population
lives in urban areas, which is well above the
Caribbean’s 67 per cent average. By the year 2050,
the urban population in the Bahamas is expected to
comprise 91 per cent.

Dr Minnis declared that the Bahamas is on
board with the global World Health Day celebra-
tions.

The aim of the ministry is to integrate the activ-
ities associated with World Health Day into a “sus-
tained strategy to combat the effects of urban liv-

THE Bahamian film “Chil-
dren of God” had its European
premiere at the third largest
festival in the United Kingdom.

The movie by writer/director
Kareem Mortimer played to a
sold-out crowd at the presti-
gious Odeon Theatre in Leices-
ter Square during the 24th BFI
London Lesbian and Gay Film
Festival (LLGFF) last month.

Prior to this success, “Chil-
dren of God” was selected as
one of six films chosen to go
on tour to over 20 UK cities
from May to October, a first
for a Caribbean film.

The film has also booked
over 15 other international film
festivals between March and

Bahamian film has European premiere

addition to those occurring at the
national and regional level can have a profound
impact on the health of the population. Urbanisa-
tion also creates stress on the environment,” said
Dr Minnis.

“We can combat population and environmental
stress by encouraging neighbourhoods to partici-
pate in clean-up campaigns and walking groups
to promote healthier environments. Communities
can come together to promote safety and decrease
violence. Taken together, these activities can con-
tribute to a healthier population and safer envi-
ronment for all,” he said.

The Bahamas recently moved on one area of
recommended policy actions to improve urban liv-
ing conditions.

To improve conditions, communities are encour-
aged to adopt “progressive land use policies” that
regulate commercial and non-commercial areas, as
well as protected lands for recreation and the
preservation of natural resources.

The Revised Planning and Subdivision legisla-
tion, recently passed in the House of Assembly,
seeks to address these issues, among others.

It is expected to be implemented by July 1.





(L-R) PRODUCER OF ‘CHILDREN OF GOD’ Trevite Willis; Ben Bradshaw,
UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, and Kareem Mortimer,

June.

Next up is Torino, Italy,
where the film will be in com-
petition this month.

“Children of God” is
described on the UK festival’s
website as a “politically bold
and beautifully photographed
examination of identity and
sexuality in the Bahamas.”

The movie tells the story of
Johnny, a white Bahamian
artist from Nassau, who relo-
cates to Eleuthera after suffer-
ing from depression.

In Eleuthera he meets local
boy Romeo.

The two embark on passion-

writer/director.

ate love affair which is soon
threatened by a homophobic
society.

“Children of God” had its
world premiere at the opening
of the Bahamas International
Film Festival (BIFF) last
December.

Mr Mortimer said he had the
idea for the film following the
murders of a number of promi-
nent gay men in Nassau when
the gay community felt threat-
ened by a serial killer and had
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Successful ‘Spring in the Garden’

Easter event at Garden of the Groves

BY ERIKA GATES



FREEPORT - This past Sun-
day the Garden of the Groves
held its annual Easter event with
a record turnout of friends, visi-
tors, parents and children.

There were so many things to
do for the children that the activ-
ities had to be staggered so





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pants. Winner of the most out-
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Thompson who decorated her hat
with real egg shells.

The Easter Egg Hunt was the
most anticipated event for the
children. The Easter Bunny led
the children to the secret desti-
nation in the Garden where he
and his team had stashed the

EVEN the |: attractions were the pony rides
dogs conducted by Annie Robertsand — show
from the Linda Buchanan of Pinetree Sta-
Humane bles.
Society And Tiffany Dennison and
paid a Olivia Dorsett were working
visit to overtime to paint all the children’s
“Spring faces who had lined up in two
in the rows at the face-painting station.
Garden”. When the Easter Bonnet
parade began on the café deck it
(Photos: seemed that the parents were
Erika more excited than the partici-
Gates)











PHOTOS: Erika Gates



THE “SPRING IN THE GARDEN” Easter event would not be without dis-

plays of artisans and vendors.

chocolate and jelly bean-filled
eggs earlier that day.

Over 300 eggs had been hid-
den and all of them were found
within just 10 minutes.

Bob Tarzwell delighted the
children by sitting pond-side with
them in his bunny suit for pic-
tures.

Philippa Davis and Ana Alicia

Carroll took the photos and print-
ed them for the children to take
home.

The “Spring in the Garden”
event also boasted displays of arti-
sans and vendors.

Entertainment was provided on
the café deck throughout the
afternoon by Larry Lewis and his
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its 10th Annual Marine Education Poster
Contest.

This year’s contest, held by Dolphin
Encounters’ non-profit arm Project
BEACH, focuses on the natural history of
the Manta Ray, Sperm Whale, Humpback
Whale, and Bahamian Rock Iguana.

Students throughout the country are invit-
ed to participate, to learn more about these
intriguing marine animals and to express
their thoughts through poster art.

“Last year the contest focused on inva-
sive species destroying our environments,
so this year, in honour of the tenth anniver-
sary of our poster contest, we wanted a pos-
itive topic of the mysterious, yet fascinating
marine animals that many people are not
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from potential harm that may face.”

The poster contest is open to all students
residing in the Bahamas, kindergarten age
through grade 12. Entry is free.

A panel of judges recognised for their
work in the marine environment will select
the winners. Winning entries will be promi-
nently displayed throughout the Bahamas in
recognition of the students’ efforts to help
protect the country’s natural beauty.

Prizes for the competition have been
donated by vendors that share a concern
for the marine environment and include
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Bahamas.

topic ‘Strangers in our Backyard’ because
there are quite a few migratory and local
animals that many people don’t know
about,” said Sophia Smith, education coor-
dinator at Dolphin Encounters — Project
BEACH. “So by doing this contest we hope
to inform and educate the general public
and students about their natural history. It is
the migratory animals that have been pass-
ing through our waters for hundreds of
years. We also hope to continue to spread
awareness of the problems that marine
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By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT -
Vopak/BORCO said it con-
tinues to cooperate with
government on its expansion
plans and has taken steps to
alleviate any discomfort sur-
rounding communities
might have experienced in
the past due to emissions
from the plant.

The company said it is
also continuing with its com-
mitment to being a “good
corporate citizen” by mak-
ing charitable donations to
various organisations and
individuals on Grand
Bahama.

BORCO executive Ray-
mond Jones said the com-
pany is providing govern-
ment with information con-
cerning its operation and
expansion.

The government is con-
ducting a household survey

THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2010, PAGE 7

LOCAL NEWS

Vopak/BORCO ‘cooperating
with govt on expansion plans’

of the Pinder’s Point and
Lewis Yard areas, where
emissions from the nearby
industrial plants have been a
nuisance to residents.

BORCO is planning to
undergo major expansions
on vacant land near Pinder’s
Point and Lewis Yard for
the construction of new oil
tanks.

Information

Mr Jones said: “We are
assisting government
through providing them with
information regarding what
we do here and any poten-
tial emissions that come off
our tanks.

“T think the government
is being proactive because
people were complaining
prior to my tenure about the
potential impact, and gov-
ernment is trying to see if
there is any further impact
to the community.

“We have realigned our
expansion plans to move the

tanks further away from the
boundary and we think that
would alleviate any of the
discomfort that may have
been experienced in the
past,” he said.

As it concerns the compa-
ny’s philanthropic endeav-
ours, Mr Jones on behalf of
BORCO made cheque pre-
sentations to 20 individuals
last Thursday. Contributions
were made to the Red Cross
for the Haiti Relief Fund,
the Ministry of Education,
Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture as well as to
representatives from church-
es, youth groups and indi-
viduals in need of medical
assistance.

“Last year, we established
a donation and scholarship
committee which is part of
the BORCO Foundation.
This committee approves
the requests of various indi-
viduals in need of medical
assistance, sporting and edu-
cational assistance,” Mr
Jones explained.

“This is just again a testa-
ment to BORCO’s commit-
ment to be a good corporate
citizen to assist people and
organisations in the com-
munity.

“We were delayed in
doing this for the first quar-
ter and we will continue to
make contributions during
the year,” he said.

BORCO is also expecting
to begin renovations very
soon on a technical school
at Hawksbill.

Mr Jones said bids are in
from three contractors.

“We expect to start reno-
vating very soon and we
have a selection committee
made up of a number of per-
sons in the community to
select students for the
school.

“We also have a building
and finance committee
which is responsible for cri-
tiquing and managing the
operation on behalf of the
BORCO Foundation,” Mr
Jones said.

Resurgence of business at the
International Bazaar in Freeport

VENDORS at the International
Bazaar in downtown Freeport are start-
ing to see a resurgence of business with
more than 30 stores now open in the

shopping area.

The Le Rendezvous Restaurant is one






RESTAURANT

of those businesses and it has relaunched
itself as the “oasis of the International
Bazaar”.

New operators Ron Jones and June
Henderson said they are excited to have
their business open in a place that holds
wonderful memories from the past, but
will also play an instrumental part in the
revival of business and development cur-
rently taking place at the Bazaar.

Although Le Rendezvous has already
had a soft opening, management is invit-
ing the entire community to come to the
Bazaar on Saturday, April 10, for their
grand opening.

Le Rendezvous is the largest restau-
rant/food facility at the Bazaar and
boasts an international menu.

“We chose the International Bazaar as
we feel it gives the community a choice.
There is ample parking here, and 24-hour
security with a police station right on site.
It’s been a popular spot in the past and
we believe it will be again,” said operator
Ron Jones.



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The restaurant, which offers free WiFi,
is encouraging professionals in the com-
munity to book their meetings with them.





STAFF OF LE RENDEZVOUS
RESTAURANT in the Interna-
tional Bazaar. (I-r) June Hen-
derson, Vanessa Roker, Eddie
Miller, Nadine Munroe, Chef
Dawkins and Ron Jones.

Robbin Whachell

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from people who are
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neighbourhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
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NOTICE

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(IN VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Extraordinary
General meeting of the Shareholders of Calypso
Bahamas Pipeline Ltd. is hereby called to
be held at the offices of the Liquidator, 2nd
Floor One Montague Place, East Bay St,
Nassau, Bahamas on 10th day of May, 2010
at 10:00 o’clock in the forenoon on that day.

The object and purpose of said meeting is

to have laid before the Shareholders of the
Company the account of the Liquidator, Alison
Treco, showing the manner in which the
winding up of the Company had been conducted,
the property of the Company distributed and
the debts and obligations of the Company
discharged, and also to hear any explanation
that may be given by said Liquidator.

Date 7th day of April, 2010

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Dr Andre Rollins ‘must weigh
interests of NDP against his own’

FROM page one

"But he has to be very careful of trying
to use his organisation to give himself
some political capital," Mr Stuart told
The Tribune.

"It is not easy doing what we are doing
- he (Dr Rollins) has been in politics six
to eight months, we've been in it for 10
years. He doesn't have the battle scars
that we have. He ran in a by-election,
we've ran in two (general) elections and
a by-election and we know what it is to
go through a fight and show the Bahami-
an people what we are made of. It's not
easy and I think he's realising that," he
added.

Dr Rollins, who burst onto the nation-
al political scene earlier this year during
his unsuccessful by-election bid for the
Elizabeth seat, has been invited to join
the Free National Movement and the
Progressive Liberal Party.

The orthodontist, who won 49 votes
during the race, said he was invited to
high-level talks with FNM leader Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham and former

PLP first lady Dame Marguerite Pin-
dling, both of whom asked him to join
their parties.

Earlier this week, Dr Rollins told The
Tribune he is "soul-searching" over
which direction to take. He has resigned
his post as chairman of the NDP's steer-
ing committee while he mulls the decision
over.

Yesterday the chairman of both major
parties wished Dr Rollins well in his
political future, with FNM Chairman
Carl Bethel most open about the party's
desire for him to cross over.

"The FNM is a political organisation
that is open to all persons of good inten-
tions who generally feel they have some-
thing to offer public service. And if Dr
Rollins expresses a wish to be more effec-
tive in the rendering of public service
through the political process then he is
quite right to consider the major parties
- and the FNM would be the best and
most vocal organisation for him, or any
other Bahamian who similarly wishes to
make a contribution to public service to
do so," said Mr Bethel.

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Meanwhile, PLP Chairman Bradley
Roberts said while it is reported that
Dame Marguerite has expressed inter-
est of Dr Rollins joining the Opposition,
he knows of no official invitation extend-
ed to the dentist.

"I don’t engage in speculation. I don’t
want to comment on that," he said, when
asked why the PLP reached out to Dr
Rollins. "But I wish him all the best in
any decision he makes."

FROM page one

day, and we don’t know what
will happen the week after
that.

“The hotel has been sold,
we don’t know what’s going
on, and we are worried
because we have bills to pay.”

Robert Sands, Baha Mar
senior vice president for gov-
ernmental and external affairs,
confirmed casino tables will
be closed on Monday and
Tuesday owing to low demand
and very low occupancy at the
Wyndham Nassau Resort
hotel.

While he expressed sympa-
thy for the staff facing reduced
shifts next week, he maintains
it is a business decision that is
a better option than letting
them go.

“It’s fair to say employees
would be concerned with the
low level of business as it
impacts the number of days
they are rostered,” he said.

“But we are also trying to
balance keeping as many peo-
ple employed as possible at
this period. The way to do this
is to distribute the amount of
work among the persons
presently employed. The alter-

Hotel workers’
hours slashed

native solution is much
worse.”

Part-time staff have been
more severely affected than
full-time employees, however
Mr Sands maintains there have
been no job cuts at the resort
for 18 months.

However, around 1,000
staff, including the 300 casino
workers, were forced out of
work for seven weeks last year
when the hotel closed three
towers and the casino during
the slow tourist season from
August until October last year.
The temporary closure saved
the resort millions of dollars
to mitigate losses incurred dur-
ing the recession.

Casino events have been
planned to take place at the
Crystal Palace about once a
month in an effort to attract
gamblers and boost hotel
occupancy, but with nothing
planned for this week or next,

business demands cutbacks in
casino services and shifts.

Mr Sands added: “The ros-
ters go up one week in
advance and we have advised
our employees that next week,
due to very low occupancy, the
table games will be closed on
Monday and Tuesday.

“Business has fallen off as
of Easter, and projections for
the upcoming week indicate
this is a measure we have to
put in place.

“These are the challenges
that we have in this balancing
game as we try to get business
back to a respectable level.

“Tt’s regrettable that this
pressure is put on our associ-
ates, but it’s against a back-
drop that shows we haven’t let
anyone go. If you look at our
head count it has basically
been static for 18 months so
our numbers have been hold-
ing.”

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because we cannot agree to the amount of
time we will be meeting and the College is
not agreeing to meet on the weekend. We
spent the entire morning trying to set the
agenda,” said Ms Isaacs-Dotson.

The initial proposal offered by the union
was to have meetings every day from April 6
to 16: Monday to Saturday from 10 to 7pm;
Sunday from 1 to 7pm. Union representatives
said they were under the impression that the
schedule was agreed on.

At the meeting yesterday, COB negotia-
tors said they wanted to have internal meet-
ings on Saturday and no meetings on Sun-
days. The union said they were willing to con-
cede Sundays.

“This is not truly a lock down. Somehow the
College does not understand what a lock down
is. That has been a precedent they set, chang-
ing their minds so the union is not surprised by
their behaviour. It shows the union, the entire
faculty and the public that they refuse to nego-
tiate in good faith,” said Ms Isaacs-Dotson.

When the negotiating parties met on Tues-
day they discussed several outstanding claus-
es, including those surrounding promotions.
None of the 32 outstanding clauses were
signed.

The clauses generally deal with issues such
as salaries, appointments of new faculty, per-
formance assessment, duties and responsibil-
ities of faculty members and promotions.

COB’s lead negotiator, Dr Earla Carey-
Baines, Dean of Faculty of Liberal and Fine
Arts, was unable to be contacted. Since Jan-
uary, there have been 53 negotiation meet-
ings and 52 clauses have been signed, many
of which will improve working conditions
for faculty, according to the College.

It is still unclear whether negotiations will
be concluded in time for UTEB to withdraw
its threat of a strike, scheduled for April 16,
also the first day of final examinations.

The College has previously said the
union’s time limits were unrealistic and
would result in a rushed process.

“For the union to ask us to rush the
process by unilaterally setting an arbitrary
deadline of April 16 is counter-productive,
We have a demonstrated approach to suc-
cess, we need to continue this approach to
complete negotiations and sign an agree-
ment,” said Dr Carey-Baines.

Ms Isaacs-Dotson said this should not be
the case as both parties are close to agree-
ment on appointments and considerable
work has been done on performance assess-
ments.

The College is preparing for a faculty
strike to mitigate the negative affects on stu-
dents. They established a contingency plan-
ning committee to prepare students and to
keep them and the public informed.

Classes continue as usual, and the Col-
lege expects no disruption at this time,
according to a public statement responding
to the announcement of possible action.

NOTICE

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(IN VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION)

GOSMETOLOGY DEPARTMENT

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Extraordinary
General meeting of the Shareholders of Blue
Marlin LNG Terminal Ltd. is hereby called to
be held at the offices of the Liquidator, 2nd
Floor One Montague Place, East Bay St,
Nassau, Bahamas on 10th day of May, 2010
at 10:00 o’clock in the forenoon on that day.

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to have laid before the Shareholders of the
Company the account of the Liquidator, Alison
Treco, showing the manner in which the
winding up of the Company had been conducted,
the property of the Company distributed and
the debts and obligations of the Company
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THURSDAY, APRIL 8,



2010



Bahamas finishes Carifta
Swimming Championships
fourth in medal count



AFTER four days of competition, the Bahamas
closed out the XXV Carifta Swimming Champi-
onships with a productive finale and rose in both

the point and medal standings. frat
The Bahamas finished the meet, hosted at the ey ena tae
National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica, third in Bahamas 603
the point standings with 603 points, and fourth in Martinique 545
the medal count with a total of 37 (eight gold, 13 Jamaica 495
silver and 16 bronze). Barbados 488
Trinidad and Tobago were again the overall Suriname 402
winners of the event with a total of 1011 points, Aruba 989
the only team to break the 1,000-point mark. Cayman Islands 480
They finished more than 300 points ahead of their St. Lucia 61
nearest competitors. iri
The twin island nation also dominated the Soe Sans a
medal haul with 94 (46 gold, 31 silver and 17 Grenada 37
bronze).
Guadelope finished second in the points stand- ae Antilles _
ings with 707 points and third in the medal table
with 47 medals (8 gold, 19 silver and 20 bronze). MEDAL STANDINGS
Martinique were fourth in the point standings Team Gold Silver Bronze Total
with 545 and fifth in the medal standings with 26 Trinidad and Tobago 46 31 17 94
medals (8 gold, 7 silver and 11 bronze). Barbados 20 21 7 48
Barbados, who finished second in the medal Guadeloupe 8 19 20 47
standings with 48 medals (20 gold, 21 silver and — Bahamas 8 13 16 37
seven bronze), were just sixth in the total point — Martinique 8 7 14 26
standings with 488. Suriname 8 6 " 25
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competition led by Dustin Tynes who finished Canes ere 3 1 5 9
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BAAA expected to give out
thousands in incentive rewards

By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

WITH THE implementa-
tion of its new National Junior
Teams Coaching Incentinve
Program. the Bahamas Asso-
ciation of Athletic Associations
is expected to dole out thou-
sands of dollars following its
latest international competi-
tion.

Based on the performances
of athletes at the 39th Carifta
Track and Field Champi-
onships in Grand Cayman last
weekend, coaches, club pro-
grammes and schools should
expect to recieve approxia-
mately $8,000 in incentive
awards.

The programme, designed
to increase productivity and
provide motivation for coach-
es of junior athletes, made
coaches eligible for $300 incen-
tive for an athlete's gold medal
performance, $200 for silver
and $100 for a bronze at the
Carifta Games.

With the 22 individual
medals won from the game's
total of 29 the amount of incen-
tives for various coaches would
reach approxiamately $4,000.

The cash awards apply to the
regular everyday coach of the
athlete and not the coaches
selected to lead a particular
national team.

Clubs that the athletes are
members of will also receive
the matching amount and
should an athlete not be a
member of a club, the cash
incentive would be given to the
school they attend, bringing
the number near $8,000.

Said Alpheus "Hawk" Fin-
layson, public relations officer
for the BAAA: "Just as our
elite level athletes receive
incentives when they represent
the country with medals at the
senior level, coaches for teams
at the junior level will receive
some money. We believe it will
be some small means to inspire
coaches to improve themselves
and the performances of their
athletes."

WIth a pair of silvers and a
gold between them both, Lath-
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SHAYNAE MILLER one of the athletes that has earned the incen-
tives for her coach by winning a gold.

topped the earning list for their
club, Jumpers Inc, with $700.

The Freeport Golden Eagles
coaching staff, with gold
medals from Katharina Smith
and Carlene Johnson earned
$600, while Startrackers, with a
gold from Stephen Newbold,
and bronzes from Trevor
Mackey and Nejmi Burnside
earned $500.

C.R Walker and C.I Gibson
each earned $200 from the
Knights pair of bronze medals
from Marvar Etienne and Ash-
ley Riley and the Cobras sil-
ver medal from Ryan Ingra-
ham.

BAAAs President, Mike
Sands, said the Association
plans to honor its commitment
in due time.

"When we saw the gold
medal haul on day one I joked
to my administration asking
them where we were going to

find all this money," he said at
the team's arrival press con-
ference, "But coaches, rest
assured we will honour our
commitment and you will be
hearing from us in short
order."

The amount of incentive for
each medal varies for the sev-
eral junior events of the year,
including the Carifta Games,
the Central American and
Caribbean Games in Santo
Domingo, the IAAF World Jr
Championships in Moncton,
Canada, and the World Youth
Olympics in Singapore.

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for bronze.

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and Youth Olympics, coaches
can receive $1,000 for a gold
medal, $750 for silver and $500
for bronze.

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TRIBUNE SPORTS

BASEBALL
PHOENIX
Associated Press

CHRIS Young made a
sparkling season debut in his
comeback from shoulder
surgery.

The big right-hander
allowed one hit through six
innings, Everth Cabrera drove
in four runs with a triple and a
double, and the San Diego
Padres held on to beat the Ari-
zona Diamondbacks 6-3 on
Tuesday night.

Brandon Webb of Arizona,
Jeff Francis of Colorado and
Erik Bedard of Seattle had the
same kind of operations last
year, and all three started the
season on the disabled list.

Young, who underwent
surgery in August, realizes
how fortunate he is.

"Before the game, the
national anthem, I just took it
in a little bit and tried to savor
that,” he said. "I'm very for-
tunate to be back out there.
Some guys are struggling with
similar types of surgery and
I'm lucky to be out there, so I
was going to enjoy that for a
few minutes."

Young (1-0), who missed
the second half of last season,
struck out five and walked
three. The only hit he allowed
was Justin Upton's one-out
single up the middle in the
fourth.

"Pretty impressive,” San
Diego manager Bud Black
said. "I thought he did a good
job of moving the fastball up,
down, in and out. He just
looked in control."

Young wrapped up his out-
ing by striking out Adam
LaRoche and Mark Reynolds.

"I found my slider in the
sixth inning,” Young said. "It
took me all game to throw a
couple of good sliders and
finally in the sixth inning it was

there. ... For whatever reason
tonight it wasn't very good
until the end, and then I threw
some of my best pitches and I
was happy with that."

Padres slugger Adrian Gon-
zalez hit his second ninth-inning
solo home run in two days.

Edwin Jackson (0-1) lasted
five innings in his Diamond-
backs debut, allowing three
runs and five hits, including a
solo homer by Will Venable.

"Tt definitely was an adren-
aline rush," Jackson said.
"You have to step back off the
mound and calm down and
take a deep breath, but over-
all, for a first start, I felt pretty
good. I'll just keep building
off of it as the season pro-
gresses."

Cabrera, who went 3 for 4,
matched his career high with
four RBIs. The 23-year-old
shortstop, batting eighth in
San Diego's lineup, doubled
in two runs off Jackson in the
second and tripled in two
more off reliever Leo Rosales
in the sixth.

"As he moves forward in his
career we think you'll see
more of that," Black said. "We
don't want to put a lot of pres-
sure on this young man just
yet. He's still settling in to an
everyday shortstop at a young
age, and he's doing just fine."

Cabrera twisted an ankle in
the seventh inning but stayed
in the game and said afterward
it was no big deal.

Heath Bell, the NL saves
leader with 42 last year,
pitched a scoreless ninth for
his first this season.

Jackson, acquired from
Detroit in the offseason for
right-handed starter Max
Scherzer and left-handed
prospect Daniel Schlereth,
struck out five and walked one
but had trouble with the bot-
tom part of the San Diego bat-
ting order.

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Argentina defender Gabriel
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closer to defending its Scottish
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Kyle Lafferty scored his third
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from Masters chairman

GOLF
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Associated Press

ON THE day Tiger Woods
arrived at the Masters, he
changed out of his spikes after
playing nine holes, walked
across the parking lot and
went upstairs to the office of
Augusta National chairman
Billy Payne.

Payne would not discuss
details of their Sunday after-
noon meeting.

Based on his blunt criticism
of Woods during his annual
press conference Wednesday,
they probably weren't talking
about how Woods was hitting
the ball or his chances of win-
ning a fifth green jacket.

"Tt is simply not the degree
of his conduct that is so egre-
gious here," Payne said. "It is

the fact that he disappointed
all of us, and more impor-
tantly, our kids and our
grandkids. Our hero did not
live up to the expectations of
the role model we saw for our
children."

They were the strongest
words from a Masters chair-
man since Hootie Johnson's
famous "point of a bayonet”
reply to Martha Burk in the
summer of 2002 when he
defended the club's right to
an all-male membership.

Payne was one of the
Augusta National members
who stood among the Georgia
pines to the right of the first
fairway on Monday, the first
time Woods played before a
gallery since being caught
cheating on his wife five
months ago.

No other golf official has

been so outspoken about
Woods' behavior.

No other major is like the
Masters.

Even though Woods is a
four-time champion and the
No. | player in the world, he
is at Augusta National by invi-
tation, just like the other 95
players who will tee it up on
Thursday.

Woods had already played
his final practice round —
nine holes with Mark
O'Meara — and left the
course when Payne held his
news conference. The chair-
man saved his thoughts on
Woods for the end of his
opening statement.

"Is there a way forward? I
hope yes. I think yes,” Payne
said. "But certainly, his future
will never again be measured
only by his performance

against par; but measured by
the sincerity of his efforts to
change.

"I hope he now realizes
that every kid he passes on
the course wants his swing,
but would settle for his smile."

It was the final press con-
ference before the Masters
begins with more scrutiny —
more curiosity — than ever
of Woods. No one knows
what to expect from his game
because Woods has not com-
peted since winning the Aus-
tralian Masters on Nov. 15.

"He should do pretty good
— he's coming off a win,”
Robert Allenby cracked.

Woods has appeared to be
as interested in his behavior
as his performance during the
practice rounds. He is smiling
more, making eye contact,
even signing more auto-

graphs.

Payne declined to discuss
what type of security was in
place, nor was he overly con-
cerned that the return of
Woods might overshadow a
tournament that attracts the
largest golf audience of the
year.

"We are very secure in who
we are, and the Masters has
almost now a 74-year histo-
ry,” Payne said. "We just kind
of do things our way. We are
not threatened by other big
news stories or things like
that."

Even so, there has been lit-
tle attention on anything else
this week.

Ernie Els, the only player
with multiple PGA Tour vic-
tories this year, was not invit-
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SOCCER
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BAYERN Munich gave
Germany its first European
Champions League semifi-
nalist since 2002 and left
England with no teams in the
final four for the first time
since 2003.

Ivica Olic began the come-
back with a goal late in the
first half, Arjen Robben
scored on a powerful volley
in the 74th minute and Bay-
ern Munich advanced over
Manchester United despite a
3-2 loss Wednesday night.

Manchester United, the
2008 champion, took a 3-0
lead in the match and a 4-2
lead in the aggregate, helped
by the quick return of Wayne
Rooney from an ankle injury.
But Rooney re-injured the
ankle and could be sidelined
for Sunday's match with
Blackburn in the English Pre-
mier League.

Helped by the ejection of
Man United's Rafael da Silva
five minutes into the second
half, Bayern came back and
tied the aggregate score in
the home-and-home, total-
goals series 4-4. Bayern
advanced because of a 2-1
advantage in away goals.

"After 3-0 I thought it was
going to be a very long
evening, but the goal from
Olic gave us confidence,”
Robben said. "They were a
lot better in the first half."

Bayern avenged its defeat
in the 1999 final to Manches-
ter United, which scored a
pair of injury-time goals. It
will play Lyon, which lost 1-0
at Bordeaux in an all-French
quarterfinal but advanced on
3-2 aggregate to reach its first
Champions League semifi-
nal. Bayern hosts the first leg
April 21, with the return leg
six days later in France.

"The first half was not that
good,” Bayern coach Louis
van Gaal said. "What we did
in the second half is incredi-
ble. We should have been
aggressive from the start."

In the other semifinal,
Inter Milan hosts Barcelona
on April 20 and plays in
Spain eight days later. The
final of the most important
club competition in the world

is May 22 in Madrid.

Sparked by the return of
Rooney from an ankle injury
sustained in last week's 2-1
first-leg loss in Munich, Man-
chester United led 2-0 after
only seven minutes on goals
by Daron Gibson and Nani.

Nani gave Manchester
United a 3-0 lead when he
scored in the 41st. But Olic
began Bayern's comeback
two minutes later when he
left Michael Carrick flat-foot-
ed and slid a low, angled shot
past goalkeeper Edwin van
der Sar.

United played a man short
when da Silva was sent off
for tugging at Franck Ribery
and receiving a second yel-
low card. He got a yellow
card in the first half for a
petulant kick after being
fouled by Mark Van Bom-
mel.

"Young boy, inexperience,
but they got him sent off,”
United manager Alex Fergu-
son said. "They all rushed
towards the referee. Typical
Germans. You can't dispute
that. The key issues were the
goal before half time and
then the boy getting sent
off."

Robben missed the first leg
with a calf injury, but his
comeback was overshadowed
by that of Rooney, who had
been expected to be sidelined
for at least two weeks.

With his first touch,
Rooney fed Gibson to score
the first goal. Rooney then
was part of the action that
led to Nani's backheeled goal
that made it 2-0.

Rooney came out of the
game in the 55th minute, and
Bayern overpowered United.

"With 11 men it wouldn't
have been a problem," Fer-
guson said.

There was a scare in the
22nd when Rooney starting
limping after appearing to
twist his ankle following a
challenge by Daniel van
Buyten. But Rooney gave a
"thumbs-up" signal to the
bench and remained on the
field.

Ferguson said Rooney has
"a burst blood vessel just
below the ankle joint. He
won't be out for too long. He
was unlucky to go over it
again."

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TUDYING the

early days of con-

ventional anima-

tion was quite
interesting, as I was able to
gain an appreciation for the
“technological inception” of
animation.

Animatronics began
about 40 years ago when the
first computer drawing sys-
tem was created by General
Motors and IBM. The word
“Animation” derives from
the Latin words anima,
meaning life and animare
meaning to breathe life into.

Additionally, in 1930,
Walt Disney was of course
the overpowering force in
the history of animation.
Mickey Mouse, Donald
Duck and The Simpsons are
favorite cartoons that are
the creation of the wonder-
ful animation that made our
childhood days fun.

It is all around us and has
gone on to become another
Energizer Bunny that will
keep on going.

Unquestionably, technol-
ogy is constantly changing
and reckon we change with
it so as not to be left behind.
So what effect does this
dynamic medium have when
displayed in the business
world? Let's find out.....

Computer animation in
marketing and advertising is
in a class by itself.

While it shares some char-
acteristics of other visual
mediums such as video, it
has its unique attributes that
no other marketing medium
can equal.

Listed are some reasons
why companies should tap
into the capabilities of this
awesome presenter:

Quick visual summary:

In boardroom presenta-
tions to high ranking execu-
tive meetings, 3D animation
is scoring major points.
CEOs often have little
patience with a slow build
up of detail and data, hence
the demand to get to the
point quickly is required and
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Dynamic, time —
based medium:

Like video and audio, ani-
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time line. It is a dynamic
medium that uses motion to
tell a story or make an
impact in some way. Ani-
mation reveals these dynam-
ics far better than print,
which is static..

Easily grab attention:

A startling or unusual
sequence, a sudden move,
the shimmer of special
effects; all of these anima-
tion techniques grab atten-
tion effectively.! Remember
the classic advertising for-
mula we learnt in a market-
ing class? A.I.D.A. Atten-
tion, Interest,

Desire, Action: That's the
number one prerequisite to
communicating with your
market.

Show what cannot
be photographed:

This is truly where anima-
tion shines. For marketers
this means you can demon-
strate a product in ways that
are way beyond what con-
ventional photography can
show.

Position a company
as technologically
sophisticated:

3D animation can take an
ordinary, mundane product
and impart an intense “high
- tech" look and feel to it.

Who Uses Computer Ani-
mation?

Many people use comput-
er animation. Automobile
companies use it for making
three dimensional model
cars, while a pilot uses it to




practice flying in situations
that would be too danger-
ous in real life, additionally
the gaming industry uses it
to make video games and
lastly Marketing advertisers
can really have fun with this
tool.

Knowledge in Computer
Animation equips one with
an array of advanced skills
and a big future leading to
important new career
options such as: TV produc-
tion, film, video, interactive
multimedia, computer gam-
ing, industrial design, med-
ical research, forensic sci-
ences and an exciting and
growing presence on the
world-wide web!

How it works:

Principally, animation is a
presentation which has
brought a new era of amaz-
ing technology in the field
of Internet (website design
and graphics), film industry
and media. It is one of the
popular Internet marketing
strategies that make visitors
stay on your site for a longer
time. (Laughably, I think it
is the built-in kid in each of
us that has a difficult time
departing, especially in the
presence of animation/car-
toons). At the movies I was
amazed by the adult laugh-
ter, (mostly men)

that seemed to be having
fun and enjoying the ani-
mated film production more
than the kids. A psycholo-
gist once chuckled and said
that animation and cartoons
is therapeutic and offered
an additional ten years to
life.

Moreover, a web designer
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THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2010, PAGE 3B



Baha Mar: Govt must
seize the opportunities

BY RICHARD COULSON

EARLY two

years ago I put

words in the

mouth of my
fictional hotel consultant Joe
Rackrate reporting the col-
lapse of the Bahama Mar
dream, when the gaming
giant Harrah’s Casinos
abruptly pulled out of the
joint venture on the eve of
signing.

Baha Mar’s boss Sarkis
Izmirlian was left forlornly
like the proverbial bride at
the altar after heavy spend-
ing on the trousseau.

Joe’s words hinted that
maybe Sarkis, a bright
young man but a neophyte
in the hotel business, was
eaten by the kind of sharks
that an old hand like Sol
Kerzner would have easily
hooked and gaffed.

But if Joe were in Nassau
to read about Sarkis’ new
deal for Baha Mar, he would
be happy to eat his words, as
we are now assured that the
Chinese are coming to
Cable Beach.

What could be better
news for The Bahamas, still
suffering job losses and
mortgage foreclosures in a
bitter recession, than to see
a grinning Sarkis crossing
his arms to simultaneously
shake the hands of Mr Li
Jun of the Export-Import
Bank of China, providing
some $2.5 billion of financ-
ing, and Mr Liu Jinzhang of
China State Engineering &
Construction, not only build-
ing the project but taking a
minority stake.

Doubtless toughened by
what must have been long
and tortuous negotiations
with the Chinese bureau-
cracy, Sarkis can now once
again brag about the largest
new hotel/casino/resort
development in_ the
Caribbean. Although the
Izmirlian family fortune, cre-
ated mainly by dad Dikran,
was certainly dented by the
Harrah’s defection and cou-
ple of very lean years for our
hotel industry, those losses
fade in the euphoria of the
moment and the future
prospects. The Chinese are
solider partners for Sarkis
than the financial gun-
slingers who acquired Har-
rah’s and whom he sued for
breach of contract.

Specific points remain to
be announced, but the orig-
inal master plan seems clear
—a series of separate hotels
trading under the name of
Starwood and others, major
casino still seeking an oper-
ator, Jack Nicklaus golf
course, spas, convention
center, retail village, up-
scale beach facilities. All this
will require the virtual re-
design of our western geog-
raphy, as highway arteries
are moved and banks and
government structures are
demolished and rebuilt in
fresh locations.

Many hurdles of permits
and approvals remain to
reach completion, or just to
get ground first broken. We
can expect serious wrangles
along the way, such as the
ratio of Chinese immigrant
labourers to Bahamian con-
struction staff, vociferous
questions from environ-
mentalists and ecologists,
commuters complaining
about traffic disruptions,
old-time golfers grumbling
about loss of cheap access
to the links, design purists
criticizing the chosen archi-
tecture. And of course we
will hear traditionalists sim-
ply muttering unhappily
about “the Chinese take-
over”.

But it’s inconceivable that
Mr Ingraham, or any future
prime minister, will allow
any serious road-blocks to
halt forward progress. Too
much is at stake. As has
been said in other countries,
“It’s the economy, stupid!”
The raw statistics of new
jobs, (3,300 in construction,
then 8,000 in hotel and relat-
ed operations, according to







By Richard Coulson

Vice President Robert
“Sandy” Sands) hotel occu-
pancy levels (2.3 million new
visitor/rooms annually lead-
ing to $1.1 billion in new
direct spending and taxes)
and effect on our gross
domestic product, will over-
whelm any nay-sayers who
are skeptical about such
massive growth. At times
like this, a small country can
have advantages over a large
one. It’s claimed that the sin-
gle Baha Mar project will
add 10 per cent to our GDP.
How many new projects
would it take to increase the
massive GDP of the USA
by 10 per cemt?

Mr Ingraham will be able
to heave a sigh of relief as
Baha Mar rescues his eco-
nomic policy from its host
of critics. The rising level of
public debt will appear sus-
tainable against a higher
national product. We will
see the trickle-down effect
of new employment spread-
ing from the construction
and hotel industries down
through wholesalers and
supermarkets to the wider
economy of small retailers
and service companies. With
new jobs and more pre-

Vacation in Paradise.

rr _ per person double occupancy.

dictable wages, the wave of
mortgage and business
defaults plaguing our bank-
ing system should gradually
ease.

Even before this probable
advances, by comparison
with other major economies
The Bahamas are not in des-
perate shape. The hard-
headed rating agencies
remain relatively up-beat:
Standard & Poor’s only
downgraded us one notch
last December, and Moody’s
have retained their A3 rat-
ing. Meanwhile we see
European nations Greece,
Spain, Portugal, and Ireland
struggling to sell their bond
issues to wary investors; the
UK is in scarcely better posi-
tion; and financial pundits
are claiming that even the
mighty USA will suffer dol-
lar devaluation and soaring
interest rates from the
explosion of its current
account deficits and bal-
looning public debt.

But Bahamians should not
let the current Baha Mar
optimism obscure one
endemic fault in our eco-
nomic thinking. Too many
of our citizens continue to
believe the fairy-tale that
Government, the State, is

the underlying source of our
wealth, and of course our
politicians are happy to
encourage them in this
myth. In fact, all wealth is
created by the energies and
imagination of the private
sector. At best, all Govern-
ment can do is provide a lev-
el playing field for private
initiative; at worst, state -
owned businesses and over-
regulation stifle that initia-
tive. Clearly, the revival of
Baha Mar, once thought
unlikely, owes little to Gov-
ernment efforts and every-
thing to the perseverance
and hard work of the Izmir-
lian family and their many
associates and advisers.
Perhaps this will be a salu-
tary lesson for our public
sector, which, whether led
by FNM or PLP, has forever
intruded into commercial
ventures where it lacks
expertise or profit motiva-
tion. With the example of
Baha Mar now leading us
out of recession, perhaps our
political leaders will at last
begin to push the privatiza-
tion campaigns that seem

endlessly stalled: the
dragged-out sale of BTC,
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Government has increased
its fleet and are building a
new Royal Bahamas
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dock at Gun Point in
Ragged Island to better
police the Great Bahama
Bank.

“We will have a quicker
response time on the Great
Bahama Bank and in addi-
tion to the Bahamas class
ships we have some smaller
vessels on patrol in the
bank, so they are able to get
there quickly,” said Mr
Turnquest.

“There must be some col-
lusion going on because we

send the aircraft and big ves-
sels every time and they go
to point A and point B and
the fishermen are gone.”

The suggestion that there
might be inside information
getting through to the
poachers through local
sources is not new.

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not been an apprehension
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FROM page 3B

Sewage Corporation, the
closing of Bahamas Devel-
opment Bank that loses
50% of every loan it grants.
By doing this, our leader-
ship will be freed up to con-
centrate on the essential
public services that only the
State can provide, many of
which are woefully misman-
aged at present — mundane
activities like getting the
mail delivered on time, hav-
ing traffic lights blink regu-
larly, court cases heard on
schedule, classrooms
repaired and staffed by
competent teachers with
modern curricula, police
officers equipped with fully
computerized data-bases,
the chaotic bus network

untangling local irritants like
the Montagu Beach boat
runway, fish market, and
road bottleneck.

With more private-sector
job opportunities available
in an improved economy,
Government may even be
able to attack the bloated
bureaucracy within many
ministries and take the hith-
erto unthinkable step of
sacking redundant staff, with
severance payments that will
cost less than continued use-
less employment.

It would be instructive to
see the study recently com-
missioned by the Cayman
Islands Government from
Mr. James Miller, the tough
US Budget Director under

the President Reagan. It’s
known that he bluntly
attacks the unsustainable
expansion of public sector
spending and personal emol-
uments. How would he react
to our Agriculture Ministry
growing its staff by more
than twenty-fold while agri-
cultural production has
remained stagnant?

Finally, the enhanced eco-
nomic climate should give
Mr Ingraham and his suc-
cessors breathing room to
initiate major tax reform —a
step recognized by all stake-
holders as essential to fiscal
efficiency, but continually
deferred to future thinking.
This bullet must soon be bit-
ten, as it’s clear that reliance

on customs duties will no
longer provide sufficient
revenue or levy a fair charge
on our businesses.

Difficult as it will be to
put in place against in-
grained habits, some form
of sales or value-added tax
(VAT) seems inevitable,
and delay in planning will
only intensify the problems.

We hope that the new
Baha Mar will be profitable
for the Izmirlians and its
Chinese co-owners.

In any event, its arrival on
the scene offers our Gov-
ernment many opportuni-
ties to improve how our
economy functions.

We trust that they will
seize these opportunities
and not simply continue the
same old business as usual.

THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2010, PAGE 5B



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FROM page 1B

he said.

Save City’s proximity toa
Tattoo Parlour immediately
paid off, with the owner
securing a stock of supplies
from Mr Roberts almost
before he could put them on
the shelves.

“He said the price was

right,” said Mr Roberts.
He added that sales have
been improving since the
store opened and they
recently received a shipment
of new stock for the kitchen
and some new personal
hygiene supplies.
According to Mr Roberts,
opening a discount store
during tough economic

times was a perfect fit as
some people continue to get
help from Social Services
and incomes have lessened.

“Saving anywhere they
can is very vital until things
pick back up,” he said.

“So we will provide as low
a price as we can get with
the highest quality of
goods.”

Spring break numbers ‘still
(own on pre-recession years’

FROM page 1B

According to Mr Sands,
however, they are not rest-
ing on seasonal numbers this
year from micro bursts such
as spring break, suggesting
the resorts will count arrivals
conservatively in order to
assess a true recovery of the
tourism industry. Spring
breakers often visit local
resorts on prepaid, highly
discounted group packages
through agencies such as
StudentCity and GradCity.

“We have been rationalis-
ing numbers and reducing
our dependency that kind of
business as a predominant
part of the mixture,” he said.

Projected

GradCity, which is the
High School Graduate arm
of the College Student mar-
keted StudentCity, projected
a two to three per cent
increase in their travel traffic
this year over 2009, while
StudentCity said their num-
bers were relatively flat.

However, StudentCity
expected to carry much
more college student to

“Spring break lived up to our
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not like previous years.”



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Now that spring break is
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said the continual spikes and
troughs in tourism arrivals
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were common last year
could be commonplace
again.

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THE TRIBUNE



DINESH RAMDE,
Associated Press Writer
MILWAUKEE

Here's a way you might
save $20 this year: Change the
font in the documents you
print.

Because different fonts
require different amounts of

ink to print, you could be buy-
ing new printer cartridges less
often if you wrote in, say,
Century Gothic rather than
Arial. Schools and businesses
could save thousands of dol-
lars with font changes.

Data on the subject from
Printer.com, a Dutch compa-
ny that evaluates printer

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attributes, persuaded the Uni-
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Bay to make a switch. Diane
Blohowiak, coordinator of
information-technology user
support, has asked faculty and
staff to use Century Gothic
for all printed documents. The
school also plans to change
its e-mail system so it uses

Century Gothic. "The feed-
back we've gotten so far has
been positive," she said.
"Century Gothic is very read-
able."

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dents spends about $100,000
per year on ink and toner car-
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and staff can change the

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default font to something
more ink-intensive, Blo-
howiak said the university
expects to save $5,000 to
$10,000 per year with the font
switch.

When Printer.com tested
popular fonts for their ink-
friendly ways, Century Goth-
ic and Times New Roman
topped the list. Calibri, Ver-
dana, Arial and Sans Serif
were next, followed by Tre-
buchet, Tahoma and Franklin
Gothic Medium. Century
Gothic uses about 30 percent
less ink than Arial.

The amount of ink a font
drains is mainly driven by the
thickness of its lines. A font
with "narrow" or "light" in
its name is usually better than
its "bold" or "black" coun-
terpart, said Thom Brown, an
ink researcher at Hewlett-
Packard Co., the world's top
maker of printers.

Also, serif fonts — those
with short horizontal lines at
the top and bottom of char-
acters — tend to use thinner
lines and thus less ink than a
"sans serif" counterpart.

But while using less ink at
home can help you buy
roughly one fewer printer car-
tridge each year, it's not nec-
essarily better for the envi-
ronment.

That's because some fonts
that use less ink, including
Century Gothic, are also
wider. A document that's one
page in Arial could extend to
a second page if printed in
Century Gothic. Blohowiak
said her research suggests that
ink comprises the main cost
of a printout, but the envi-
ronmental costs of paper are
probably higher.

"Maybe the individual

characters use less ink, but if
you're using more paper,
that's not so green, is it?" said
Allan Haley, director of
"words and letters" at Mono-
type Imaging Inc. in Woburn,
Mass., which developed Cen-
tury Gothic.

Also, Century Gothic was
designed for limited blocks of
text such as titles and head-
lines, not for full documents,
said Haley, who describes
fonts as his "children."
Despite Printer.com's
research and UW-Green
Bay's experience, Haley said
he still recommends Times
New Roman or Arial for their
readability.

The standard advice for
trimming printing expenses
still applies: Print in "draft
mode," if you can. Use both
sides of a page and do a print
preview to make sure you're
not printing pages with use-
less text such as a copyright
line. Using an ink-saving font
is just one more technique to
consider.

And the greenest way to
save on ink is not to print at
all. That's the philosophy
Microsoft Corp. said it uses
in deciding which fonts to
include in its Outlook and
Word applications. The more
pleasing a font looks on the
screen, the less tempted some-
one will be to print, said
Simon Daniels, a program
manager for Microsoft's
typography group.

That's why the company
changed its defaults in Office
2007 from Arial and Times
New Roman to Calibri and
Cambria, he said.

"We're trying to move the
threshold of when people hit
the print button,” he said.

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NOTICE is hereby given that JAMES KERVINS JULES of
BLEUBELL AVENUE, GARDEN HILL #1, P.O. BOX N-9406,
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 8" day of APRIL, 2010 to the
Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ABNER PIERRE of
CARMICHAEL ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 8 day of APRIL, 2010 to the Minister
responsible for nationality and Citizenship, PO. Box
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

GN-1031
MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT

DEPARTMENT OF
PHYSICAL PLANNING

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Public is hereby notified that the Minister for Urban and Island Planning
is considering making an Order in accordance with Section 5 of the Town
Planning Act, Chapter 255 to prescribe the usage of the land described in
the Schedule to this Notice,

The area described in the Schedule is to be designated land upon which
no buildings shall be constructed except for wetlands preservation or
enhancement as this area is being considered for preservation as
wetlands or green space or both.

Interested persons are invited to submit their comments and views in
writing to the Director of Physical Planning on or before Tuesday 30%
March 2010, Further information on the proposal may be obtained from

ihe Department of Physical Planning via P. ©. Box N-1411 of telephone: GN- 1033

322-7 550/2 of Fax: 328-3206.

Michael Major
Director of Physical Planning

SCHEDULE

All that parcel or piece of Crown Land comprising 4.494 acres lying
contiguous to swamp lands and located in White Sound in the southern
section of Green Turtle Cay, Abaco. The said land is more particularly
delineated and shown on the diagram attached to this Schedule.

DIAGRAM

Ministry Of Health

Commonwealth of The Bahamas

Request for Contractors
Pre-Qualification

The Ministry of Health (MOH) is seeking
to pre-qualify contractors to bid on works
for the renovation of the Government
Clinic at Hope Town, Abaco.

Contractors must be in compliance with
the National Insurance Act, and in good
standing with the relevant Government

agencies.

Pre-qualification documents may be
collected from the Administrators Office,
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, from Thursday,
April 1, 2010 during normal working

hours.

Pre-qualification documents should be
signed, sealed and dropped in the pre-
qualification box at the Administrators
Office, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, on or
before 4:00pm on April 12, 2010.



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THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2010, PAGE 9B

OVERSEAS BUSINESS

Job openings increase in

several sectors in February

CHRISTOPHER S.
RUGABER,

AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON

Job openings rose in sev-
eral sectors of the economy
in February, including retail,
manufacturing, transporta-
tion, restaurants and hotels,
the Labor Department said
this week.

The report is consistent
with other surveys showing
hiring is picking up in those
areas. It also echoes last
week's national employment
report, which showed broad
job gains in March.

Total job openings, mean-
while, declined in February,
the department said. That's
a sign that hiring remains
sluggish even though
employers are starting to
add workers as they gain
more confidence that the
recovery is taking hold.

The government's Job
Openings and Labor
Turnover survey illustrates
the churn that takes place
in the job market, even
when hiring is weak.
Employers posted 2.7 mil-
lion job openings at the end
of February. That was about
130,000 fewer than in the
previous month. But it still
exceeded the record lows of
2.4 million last year.

"Generally, you're mov-
ing in the right direction on
job openings," said Michael
Feroli, chief U.S. economist
at JPMorgan Chase. But "as
today's numbers remind us,
it's not a straight line up."

Retailers listed 320,000
openings, up from 255,000
the previous month, the
department said. Manufac-
turers posted 17,000 more
openings. Restaurants and
hotels have added nearly
50,000 in the past two
months.

The economy created
162,000 jobs in March, the
Labor Department said last
week. Yet the unemploy-
ment rate remained stuck at
9.7 percent as the number
of people looking for work
rose.

Other surveys also point
to job gains. The Confer-
ence Board said last week
that online job postings have
risen by about 650,000 in the
past five months to more
than 3.9 million.

In another positive sign, a
retail hiring index compiled
by Kronos Inc. showed that
retailers boosted hiring by
9 percent in March to the
highest level since the fall of
2008. Kronos provides
scheduling, payroll and oth-
er work force management
software and services. The
company's index covers 68
companies with 27,000 retail
locations.

Transportation, ware-
housing and utilities compa-
nies are also adding a jobs,
the Labor Department said.
That sector posted 64,000
job openings in February,
about two-thirds higher than
a year ago. Figures for that
sector aren't seasonally
adjusted.

On Friday, the depart-
ment said transportation and
warehousing gained 7,800
jobs in March. That was the
most since September 2007,
before the recession began.

"That's a good sign that
we're moving more freight
and goods,” said Brian
Bethune, chief U.S. finan-
cial economist at IHS Glob-
al Insight.

Echo Global Logistics
Inc., a supply management
company, said Tuesday that
it will open a new sales
office in Dallas. The Dallas
office will initially be staffed
by 10-12 new hires and will
add 30-40 new hires over the
next year, the company said
in a statement.

Automaker BMW Manu-
facturing Co., meanwhile,
said last week that it plans to
hire about 200 temporary
production and logistics
workers at its Greer, S.C.,
plant. The plant makes
BMW's X5 and X6 models
and will begin production of
the X3 later this year.





AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
IN THIS MARCH 30, 2010 PHOTO, job seekers are silhouetted while waiting in line to attend a career fair
put on by National CareerFairs in San Jose, Calif. The Labor Department said Tuesday, April 6, 2010, job
openings rose in several sectors of the economy in February, including retail, manufacturing, restaurants



and hotels, and transportation.

Still, about 14.8 million
people were jobless in Feb-
ruary. That's nearly double
the total from before the
recession began in Decem-
ber 2007. It means about 5.5
people, on average, are com-
peting for each available job.
That's higher than in Janu-
ary, but down from the
record 6.2 reached in
November. Only 1.8 people,
on average, were competing
for each opening in Decem-
ber 2007.

The Labor Department's
report also showed that lay-
offs declined sharply in Feb-
ruary. They fell to 1.8 mil-
lion from 1.95 million in Jan-
uary. Layoffs have fallen
back to pre-recession levels,
but job openings are recov-
ering more slowly. Job
openings remain about 40
percent below their pre-
recession levels of about 4.5
million.

Legal Notice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) WESTMINSTER OVERSEAS LTD. is in dissolution
under the provisions of the International Business Companies Act
2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on April 7, 2010
when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by the
Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Zakrit Services Ltd. of 2nd
Terrace West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 20th day of May, 2010 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may be excluded
from the benefit of any distribution made before such debts are proved.

APRIL 8, 2010
ZAKRIT SERVICES LTD.
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY



GN 1034

APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL
OF BUSINESS LICENCES

The Ministry of Finance advises the general public that in accordance
with the Business Licence Act 1980, all business licences expire on
the 31 December and must be renewed on or before January 1st,
but not later than April, 30th. All Applications must be accompanied
by relevant governmental regulatory requirements to be renewed.

First time applicants may visit our office located on Frederick
Street, Frederick House for more information.

Applications for businesses with turnovers of $1,000,000.00 and
turnovers exceeding $1,000,000.00 should be certified by a certified
Public Accountant, registered under the Public Accountants Act.

You are further advised that it is an offence to carry on a business
without a valid Business Licence. On failure to comply with the law,

Section 15 of the Business Licence Act prescribes on summary
conviction, a fine of $10,000.00 or imprisonment for two years as
follows.

*In any year without lawful excuse carries on a business in
respect of which there is no licence in force.

* Fails to apply for a Business Licence.

* Fails without reasonable excuse to furnish any particulars or
information within the time specified by the Secretary for

revenue.

* Makes a false statement in a material particular in any
application for a business licence, or in any other
information furnished under the Act.

* Obstructs the Secretary of Revenue in the exercise of his
functions under this section of the Act.

Additionally, you are advised that officers from the Ministry of
Finance will commence regular inspections of businesses to
ensure full compliance with the Law.

For additional information regarding this matter, kindly
contact our office, Frederick House, Frederick Street, at
telephone (242)325-1171 or the Administrator’s
office in any Family Island.



GN-1032

a 2 > 3 a
PUBL TICE

The Office Of The Attorney General &
Ministry Of Legal Affairs

Tender Document For The Supply
Of Office Furniture For The Magistrates
Court Complex South & Nassau Streets
Nassau, The Bahamas

NOTICE

The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, through
the Office Of The Attorney General, invites Tenders for The
Supply Of Office Furniture for The Magistrates Court Complex,
South & Nassau Streets, Nassau, The Bahamas.

Interested Companies/Firms are invited to collect the tender
documents between the hours of 10:00am to 4:00pm Monday
through Friday from the office listed below, for a fee of $100.00.
Companies/Firms paying with cheques are to make cheques
payable to the Public Treasury.

The Director Of Court Services
Supreme Court Registry
2nd Floor Ansbacher House
East & Shirley Streets
P.O. Box N-167
Telephone Numbers: 328-3187, 397-1814, 322-4348
Nassau, The Bahamas

Companies/Firms interested in tendering may attend a Pre-Tender
meeting and site visit at The Magistrates Court Complex on South
& Nassau Streets at 10:30am on Monday, March 29, 2010.

The Tender document must be completed with the instructions
therein:-

The original, along with three (3) copies of the completed proposal
must be placed in sealed envelopes clearly marked “Tender
Document For The Supply Of Office Furniture For The Magistrates
Court Complex, South & Nassau Streets” and deposited in the
Tender’s box at the Ministry of Finance, Cecil Wallace- Whitfield
Building, West Bay Street, Nassau, The Bahamas, no later than
10am on or before Tuesday, 13 April, 2010.

All persons/companies must produce a valid Business License
along with a National Insurance Board letter of good standing.

Companies submitting Tenders are invited to be present for the
Tender opening on Tuesday, 20th April, 2010 when the Tenders
Board meets at 10am.

The Office Of The Attorney General reserves the right to reject
any or all Tenders.

Signed:

Thelma A. Beneby (Mrs.)
Permanent Secretary

GN-1030

PUBLIC NOTICE

The public is invited to attend a Town
Meeting to discuss the following proposals:

¢ Demolition of the “Pink Walls” on
the northeastern and northwestern
junctions of Carmichael Coral
Harbour Roads.

¢ Proposed Commercial complex at the
northeastern junction of Carmichael
Coral Harbour Roads.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday
14th April 2010 in at the community centre
located on Coral Harbour Road, immediate
north of the Hemmingway Plaza. Starting
time is 7:00pm.

Interested property owners and the general
public are invited to provide views and
comments on the proposal for consideration
by the Town Planning Committee.

Persons may view the proposed plans at
office of the Department of Physical
Planning located on the ground floor (west
wing) of the Ministry of Works & Transport
Building, J.F. Kennedy Drive.

We appreciate your participation.

Town Planning Committee/
Department of Physical Planning



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Site selected for BMW parts plant in US



Elaine Thompson/AP Photo



GOV. CHRIS GREGOIRE, center, crosses a small stage to greet Theodore Breyer, deputy CEO of SGL Group,
left, as Friedrich Eichiner, CFO of BMW Group, right, and Robert Koehler, CEO of SGL Group look on dur-
ing a news conference Tuesday, April 6, 2010, in Seattle. The companies announced a joint venture to man-
ufacture carbon fiber parts for a new BMW electric car in Moses Lake, Wash. Officials from SGL and BMW
said it was in part because of the availability of cheap and sustainable hydroelectric power at the central
Washington site.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

GEORGE TIBBITS,
Associated Press Writer
SEATTLE

Drawn by cheap and sus-
tainable hydropower, a joint
venture to manufacture car-
bon fiber parts for a new
BMW electric car will be
built in Moses Lake, in cen-
tral Washington state.

The long-expected
announcement that SGL
Automotive Carbon Fibers
LLC will build its state-of-
the-art plant in the town of
about 20,000 people came
at a news conference Tues-
day.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JACKSON CHARLES of

Full Time and Part-Time Math, English and Writing
Tutors needed to tutor children with special needs/
learning disabilities. Person must show that they
enjoy working with children and can work with
little supervision. Please email your information,
qualifications and experience to:

registration/naturalization as a

eight days from the 8" day of

rT ralwave.com
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

LEGAL NOTICE

BETHEL AVENUE, NASSAU, BAHAMAS is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for

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-

APRIL, 2010 to the Minister

responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
HONISTER LIMITED

N O TIC EIS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) HONISTER LIMITED is in voluntary
dissolution under the provisions of Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Act
2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced
on the 24th March 2010 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Peter
Leppard of c/o 1 Raffles Link #05-02 Singapore
039393.

Dated this 08th day of April A. D. 2010
Peter Leppard
Liquidator

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
OCRE LIMITED

N OTIC EIS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) OCRE LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution
under the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced
on the 24th March 2010 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Peter
Leppard of c/o 1 Raffles Link #05-02 Singapore
039393.

Dated this 08th day of April A. D. 2010

Peter Leppard
Liquidator

ROYAL FIDELITY

Mamty at Work

NOTICE
CASA VERDE LIMITED

N O TIC EIS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) CASA VERDE LIMITED is in voluntary
dissolution under the provisions of Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Act
2000.

The dissolution of the said company commenced
on the 24th March 2010 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Peter
Leppard of c/o 1 Raffles Link #05-02 Singapore
039393.

Dated this 08th day of April A. D. 2010

Peter Leppard
Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
BRASS TROMBONE LIMITED

N O TIC E IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) BRASS TROMBONE LIMITED is in voluntary
dissolution under the provisions of Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced
on the 24th March 2010 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Peter
Leppard of c/o 1 Raffles Link #05-02 Singapore
039393.

Dated this 08th day of April A. D. 2010

Peter Leppard
Liquidator

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backed by BMW Group and
SGL Group, Europe's only
carbon fiber manufacturer.

Theodore Breyer, SGL
Group's deputy CEO, said it
plans to break ground at a
60-acre (24-hectare) site in
June and is spending $100
million on the first phase of
the factory.

It initially will employ 80
workers, nearly all from the
region, plus support about
200 construction jobs, he
said.

The plant will be operat-
ing in time to produce com-
ponents for BMW's Megac-
ity vehicle, a high-tech elec-
tric urban car to be launched
before 2015.

"This will be the leading
carbon fiber plant in the
world,” Breyer said.

The plant will import raw
materials from Mitsubishi
Rayon in Otake, Japan, and
spin them into fibers about
one-tenth the width of a
human hair.

Those fibers will be
turned into fabric at SGL's
Wackersdorf, Germany, site,
then BMW will build the
lightweight car components
at Landshut, Germany, and
send them on to the Megac-
ity assembly plant in
Leipzig.

"This enterprise reflects
the global complexion of the
future,” Breyer said.

Moses Lake, about 150
miles (240 kilometers) east
of Seattle, is the largest town
in Grant County, which gen-
erates electricity from its
two dams on the Columbia
River. Negotiations with
state and local officials for
the site began shortly after
the joint venture was formed
in October.

Agriculture is still the
county's major industry: It's
one of the top potato-pro-
ducing counties in the US.
But an increasing number
of high-tech companies have
located there, including a
plant to make solar cell
materials and several elec-
tricity-intensive computer
server farms, primarily
because of the relatively
cheap power.

Dr. Friedrich Eichiner,
BMW AG's board member
for finance, said the renew-
able and low-cost
hydropower was the major
draw as BMW increasingly
positions itself as a "sustain-
able” car company.

Also attractive was a
skilled work force and the
state and local governments’
willingness to quickly grant
permits.











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OVERSEAS BUSINESS



Feds could find more
Toyota safety lapses

BY DEANNA BELLANDI,
Associated Press Writer
BY KEN THOMAS,
Associated Press Writer
CHICAGO

Transportation Secretary
Ray LaHood said he wouldn't
be surprised if a review of doc-
uments from Toyota Motor
Corp. uncovered additional
safety lapses at the Japanese
automaker.

LaHood said Toyota was
"safety deaf" and said the
Japanese automaker made a
"huge mistake” by not disclos-
ing safety problems with gas
pedals on some of its most pop-
ular models sooner. A day ear-
lier, the Department of Trans-
portation charged that Toyota
failed to alert regulators to its
safety problems fast enough
and announced it would face a
record $16.4 million fine.

Documents obtained from
the automaker show that Toy-
ota knew of the problem with
the sticking gas pedals in late
September but did not issue a
recall until late January,
LaHood said on Monday. The
sticking pedals involved 2.3 mil-
lion vehicles.

On Tuesday, LaHood said,
"This is the first thing that we
have found. It may not be the
last thing," adding that “it
would not surprise me if we dis-
covered other information."

Under federal law, automak-
ers must notify the National
Highway Traffic Safety Admin-
istration within five days of
determining that a safety defect
exists and promptly conduct a
recall. Toyota has recalled more
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worldwide because of accelera-
tion problems in multiple mod-
els and braking issues in the
Prius hybrid. The government
said documents provided by
Toyota showed the automaker
had known about the sticky
pedal defect since at least Sept.
29, 2009, when it issued repair
procedures to distributors in 31
European countries and Cana-
da to address complaints of
sticking pedals, sudden increas-
es in engine RPM and sudden
vehicle acceleration.

The Transportation Depart-
ment said the documents also
show that Toyota knew that
owners in the United States had
experienced the same prob-
lems. The Japanese automak-
er was still weighing its options
on Tuesday about whether to
accept or contest the fine. The
proposed fine is the most the
government could levy, but fur-
ther penalties are possible
under continuing federal inves-
tigations. LaHood declined to

speculate on whether Toyota
will face additional fines.

Toyota's fine of $16.375 mil-
lion is the largest ever levied
on an automaker and dwarfs
the previous record: In 2004,
General Motors paid a $1 mil-
lion fine for responding too
slowly on a recall of nearly
600,000 vehicles over wind-
shield wiper failure.

The fine is just one of sever-
al problems it continues to face
related to its recalls. Toyota has
also been named in 138 poten-
tial class-action lawsuits over
falling vehicle values and near-
ly 100 personal injury and
wrongful death cases in federal
courts nationwide.

Still, Toyota's sales have sta-
bilized over the last month
thanks in large part to gener-
ous incentives. On Tuesday
Toyota said it would continue
to offer most of its sales incen-
tives in April after the discounts
helped drive up sales more than
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IN THIS PHOTO taken on Feb. 6, 2010, a girl looks at a 2010 Prius hybrid model at Toyota
Museum at the Japanese automaker’s headquarters in Toyota, central Japan. An auto
industry group said Tuesday, April 6, 2010, Toyota Motor Corp.’s Prius hybrid was Japan’s
top-selling car in March despite the automaker’s massive recall woes.

(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

TOYOTA MOTOR CORP. President Akio Toyoda, standing, speaks during a meeting of the
Spe cial Committee for Global Quality at its headquarters Tuesday, March 30, 2010 in Toy-
ota, central Japan. Toyota has held the first meeting for its special committee of global qual-

ity control experts that was set up to respond to the Japanese automaker’s recall crisis. Sitting by Toy-
ota are Didier Leroy, second left, executive vice president of Toyota Motor Europe, and Steve Angelo, sec-
ond right, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky.

incentives include cheap leas-
es, zero-percent financing and a
two-year free maintenance pro-
gram. The company said in a
statement Monday said it had
"taken a number of important
steps to improve our commu-
nications with regulators and
customers on safety-related
matters as part of our strength-
ened overall commitment to
quality assurance."

Toyota noted that it has
appointed a new chief quality
officer for North America and
has given its North American
office a greater role in making
safety-related decisions.

Under federal law, automak-
ers must notify NHTSA within
five days of determining that a
safety defect exists and prompt-
ly conduct a recall.

The Transportation Depart-
ment said the fine it is seeking is
specifically tied to the sticking
pedal defect and Toyota could
face additional penalties if war-
ranted by investigations.

The government has linked
52 deaths crashes allegedly
involving sudden acceleration
in Toyotas. The recalls have led
to congressional hearings, a
criminal investigation by fed-
eral prosecutors, dozens of law-
suits and an intense review by
the Transportation Depart-
ment. Toyota has attributed the
problem to sticking gas pedals
and accelerators that can
become jammed in floor mats.
Dealers have fixed 1.7 million
vehicles under recall so far. The
sticky accelerator pedal recall
involves the 2007-10 Camry,
2009-10 Corolla, 2009-10
Matrix, 2005-10 Avalon, 2010
Highlander and 2007-10 Tun-
dra. Consumer groups have
suggested electronics could be
the culprit, and dozens of Toy-
ota owners who had their cars
fixed in the recall have com-
plained of more problems with
their vehicles surging forward
unexpectedly. Toyota says it
has found no evidence of an

electrical problem. Reviews of
some recent high-profile crash-
es in San Diego and suburban
New York have failed to find
either mechanical or electronic
problems. In the New York
case, a police investigation
found that the driver, not the
car, was to blame.

Following the recalls, the
Transportation Department
demanded in February that
Toyota turn over documents
detailing when and how it
learned of the problems with
sticking accelerators and with
floor mats trapping gas pedals.

NHTSA said documents pro-
vided by Toyota showed the
automaker had known about
the sticky pedal defect since at
least Sept. 29, 2009, when it
issued repair procedures to dis-
tributors in 31 European coun-
tries and Canada to address
complaints of sticking pedals,
sudden increases in engine
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The role of
animation

oraphics

FROM page 2B

which are a Series of draw-
ings segregated together in
order to create movement.
It adds element of interest,
humor and attractiveness to
a website which require
deep thinking and visualiza-
tion.

Predominantly, if you
desire to show a bouncing
ball, in the first drawing, you
can show the ball resting on
the ground, in the second
frame, the ball slightly above
the ground, the third one
will show the ball two to
three feet above the ground,
in the fourth one the ball
will come down a bit and so
on until finally the ball is on
the ground.

These drawings are com-
posed together matching
sound effects and timeman-
agement.

Remember to create a
sound file, you will need an
audio program and a sound
card properly installed with
a speaker to hear your
recording.

(An IT technician can
assist you with that).

Even though I still advo-
cate variety as a spice of life,
I do recommend using the
golden rule: “Less is more”,
Keep it simple and do not
overuse!

Software:

PowerPoint and Macro-
media Flash are widely used
software tools. However,
many advanced software are
available to create presen-
tations according to the
intended use. Animations
come in a variety of sizes,
details and speeds. They
may be created in software
such as: Photoshop/Image
Ready, Flash, Director and
3D Studio Max, and then
made available as animated
images (.gif), shockwave
flash (.swf), shockwave
(der), QuickTime (.mov),
Windows movie (.avi) and
MPEG.

2D Animation: It is used
through Power point and
Flash animations.

3D Animation: It is used
in film making where we
require unusual objects or
characters that are not easy
to display.

If you've ever visited a
website that was full of ani-
mation, music, and some
overall "cool" stuff, chances
are it was created with Flash.
What is Flash? Flash is a
free browser add-on that
allows you to view a range
of multimedia material
(videos and music) but that’s
a separate article.

Moving pictures adds
energy and heightens a cus-

tomer’s emotional response,
extending a level of com-
plexity that not every
designer has the tolerance
level to immediately take
on.

This seems like a lot of
algorithms right? honestly,
once you begin your cre-
ativity overpowers!

By and large, even though
animation intrigues me I
often ask myself whether it’s
the animator or the com-
puter that bears most of the
burden.

In actuality I just treat it as
crazy love, given that it is a
time-based medium and the
element is entirely under the
designer’s control while the
viewer is just along for the
fun ride.

Frankly, ensure your
images follow the beat of the
music while experimenting.

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(Shamelessly become a kid
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By JEFFARAH GIBSON
Tribune Features Writer





FTER carrying out the

instructions dispensed by

the heavenly father in a
vision, Elaine Hinsey, member
of Salem Union Baptist Church
and the Women in White
Group are now holding the
faith, waiting on God to fulfill
his promises.

In September of last year Ms Hinsey

explained that she had a supernatural
encounter with the Lord and during

this experience the almighty God out-
lined a number things for her to do.

“In the vision God said to me ‘Call
the women from the four corners of
the Bahamaland and tell them to meet
me at Clifford Park, dress themselves
in white and lay prostrate before me
and as they cry out to me and hearken
unto my voice, I will dry up the blood
from running through the streets of the
Bahamaland; and on Resurrection
Sunday morning the Bahamas will be a
new nation’,” she told Tribune
Religion.

This supernatural experience is what
prompted Ms Hinsey and the Women
in White Group to plan the interces-
sion that was held on Clifford Park on



RELIGION

Good Friday.

Because of the acts of obedience dis-
played by the Bahamian women last
week they are expecting God to do
what he said.

According to Ms Hinsey there were
more than five thousands women in
attendance. Clad in white gowns, hold-
ing their mats, shoals and prayer
requests in hand, they were ready for
the manifestation of a revival long
overdue.

“The intercession was excellent the
women turned up and it was much
more than I had expected,” she said.

“I mean we expected a crowd, but I
didn’t know the crowd would have
been that big. And just as I saw in my
vision, the women brought their mats,
their shoals, their sheets and whatever
they had, to lie prostrate before God
and I can say that was truly an act of
obedience,” she said.

In her vision God had establish three
intercessors to pray from a number of
issues faced by Bahamian families.
And just as God told her during the
encounter, she said women were
requesting prayers for their marriages,
for their families and for God to

remove the spirit of homosexuality and
the spirit of prostitution.

Up to this day she and the Women in
White Group are still receiving prayer
requests from many individuals.

“While we wait to hear from God,
we will continue to do our work. We
have been praying for people. A few
days ago we had a prayer request from
a someone who had a sick family mem-
ber, so we went to the hospital to pray
for them,” Ms Hinsey told Tribune
Religion.

As they wait and hold the faith they
are expecting others to do the same.

“It is important for others to hold
the faith as well, because where there
is faith God moves. And we know that
God will do what he said he would do.
We are setting the pace for others to
follow,” she said.

With all the vile activities going on in
the country Ms Hinsey said that an
event like this was long overdue.

“The nation needs something like
this every year, but an event like this
must come from God. It is important
that we as a nation hold the faith and in
time we will be the nation that God has
called us to be,” she said.



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THE Progressive Liberal Party's call for a Commission
of Inquiry to probe the circumstances surrounding the
deaths and property damage at the Freeport Container
Port after last week's tornado in Grand Bahama is a
"regrettable" political ploy to gain mileage out of a tragedy,
said FNM Chairman Carl Bethel.

He said the Government acknowledges the gravity of the
situation, but is confident that their reviews into the actions
of relevant officials before the tornado swept through por-
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Tribune Staff Reporter
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WORKERS in the tourism
industry face further cutbacks
in their shifts due to low visitor
numbers forcing a Cable Beach
hotel to reduce services next
week.

Crystal Palace casino staff,
who are already struggling to
make ends meet, fear they will
be unable to meet their finan-
cial responsibilities this month
as all tables will be closed on
Monday and Tuesday.

The news comes as tourism
officials report lower than usu-
al visitor arrivals during the
spring break season (see Tri-

informed of their hours on a
weekly basis say many of them
are only scheduled to work one
day a week and the elimination
of table games for two days
next week is another blow to
their already limited income.

An employee who works on
the casino tables said: “We
have been open every day, but
even then we only work one
day a week for tips, so if no
people are here and nobody
tips we are in trouble.

“Now they say they are clos-
ing the casino on Monday,
Tuesday, and maybe Wednes-

SEE page 10

Dr Andre Rollins ‘must weigh
interests of NDP against his own’

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net



POLITICAL newcomer Dr Andre Rollins must weigh the
best interests of the fledgling National Development Party
against his own political aspirations as he is being courted by the
country's two major parties, a political observer has said.

Cassius Stuart, who has been fighting for a decade to shift the
political landscape to include a viable third-party, said he has
consistently declined offers to jump ship from the Bahamas
Democratic Movement over to the political juggernauts. Dr
Rollins’ choice, he said, must be a personal one based "his
best interests" and whether or not he thinks the NDP can
make a valuable contribution to the political scene.

SEE page 10

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THE MIXED CHOIR and Concert Band of Xavier High School from Appleton, Wisconsin, arrived on the Monarch of the Seas cruise ship
yesterday to perform in front of the Welcome Centre at Prince George Wharf.

Union and COB
Officials struggle to
Peach agreement

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

NEGOTIATIONS
between the Union of Ter-
tiary Educators of the
Bahamas (UTEB) and Col-
lege of the Bahamas officials
progressed slowly yesterday,
with both parties struggling
to agree over a set agenda.

UTEB President Jennifer
Isaacs-Dotson said COB offi-
cials went back on their initial
commitment to a lock down.
When the negotiating parties
met last Thursday, Ms Isaacs-
Dotson said the agreement
was to meet Monday to Sat-
urday from 10am to 7pm and
on Sunday from 1pm to 7pm.

“It has not been going

SEE page 10

Felipé Major/Tribune staff

GOVERNOR GENERAL ARTHUR HANNA shakes hands with
newly sworn in Senator Michael Pintard yesterday.

MICHAEL Pintard was yesterday sworn in as Senator for
the Government side.

Speaking at a ceremony held at Government House yes-
terday, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham described Mr Pin-
tard as a talented and accomplished Bahamian profession-

SEE Y page 15





Ministry adresses
Paradise Island bridge
Safely concerns

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter

mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

CONCERNS over the safe-
ty of the eastern Paradise
Island bridge are now being
addressed by Ministry of
Works contractors, five years
after they were raised as a
matter of urgency.

Paul Hanna, of Paul Hanna
and Associates, advised the
Government to undertake
immediate remedial work on
the 44-year-old bridge when
he reported finding numerous
cracks, areas of exposed met-
al and scouring at the base of
the structure during his 2005
inspection.

However, it was not until
this year that contractors were
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LOCAL NEWS







US AMBASSADOR TO THE BAHAMAS Nicole Avant assists a Green Castle primary school student wit
fastening an American-Bahamian flag pin, a gift from the American Embassy, on his tie.

US Ambassador encourages
students to ‘love books’

UNITED States Ambas-
sador to the Bahamas Nicole
Avant travelled to Eleuthera
last month to speak to stu-
dents at Green Castle Pri-
mary School about the
importance of reading.

The fourth, fifth and sixth-
grade students responded
enthusiastically to the
Ambassador's questions
about their future goals and
the book they are currently
reading, “The Tale of Des-
pereaux”.

Ambassador Avant told
students that her love for
reading has, “helped me to
become successful in my own
life, to get to where I am
today.”

“This is why one of my
main goals as Ambassador
of the United States to the
Bahamas is to encourage
each and every student in the
Bahamas to love books as
much as I do.”

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and spoke with school and
local officials, including
Oswald Ingraham, Member
of Parliament for South
Eleuthera, about public edu-
cation in the Bahamas.
That same day, Ambas-
sador Avant visited the
American-run, internation-
ally recognised Island
School, a completely self-sus-
taining, “green” school that
provides a comprehensive,
multi-disciplinary curriculum
for secondary school stu-
dents while also serving as a

sustainable community mod-
el for Bahamian settlements.
Chris Maxey led the Ambas-
sador on a tour of the facili-
ties and highlighted the all-
natural water filtration sys-
tem, fish hatchery, biodiesel
operation and sustainable
rooftop farming techniques
that the school implements
daily.

The Ambassador greeted
Island School students and
pledged to support the
school in its efforts to pro-
mote sustainable living prac-
tices throughout the coun-
try.

RUTH TATRA D

By DENISE MAYCOCK

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

Tribune Freeport Reporter



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FREEPORT — The woman who died as a result of a traf-
fic accident in South Bahamia last week has been identified
by police as 66-year-old Irene Thompson.

Mrs Thompson’s death pushed the island’s traffic fatali-
ty count to three for the year.

According to reports, she lost control of her vehicle while
travelling north on Pinta Avenue.

The vehicle, which crashed into a utility pole, was exten-

Mrs Thompson was taken to Rand Memorial Hospital,
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LOCAL NEWS



Accused teacher
set to stand trial



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ANDRE BIRBAL is escorted to court yesterday.





By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net



PROSECUTORS have filed a
Voluntary Bill of Indictment in the
case of a Trinidadian teacher
accused of having unnatural inter-
course with two male students on
Grand Bahama.

Andre Birbal, 47, is now set to
stand trial in the Supreme Court on
two counts of unnatural intercourse.

He is expected to appear before
Senior Justice Jon Isaacs on April
29 for a fixture hearing.

It is alleged that Birbal, a former
art teacher at the Eight Mile Rock
High School, between January 1,
2002 and June 2007, while in Grand
Bahama, had unnatural intercourse
with a male under the age of 18.

It is further alleged that between
September 1, 2001, and February 28,
2007, also while in Grand Bahama,
Birbal had unnatural intercourse
with an 18-year-old male.

Birbal was back in court before
Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita
Bethell yesterday.

Prosecutor Sandra Dee Gardiner
from the Attorney General’s Office
told Magistrate Bethell that the pros-
ecution had filed a Voluntary Bill
of Indictment in the Supreme Court.

Birbal signed the Voluntary Bill
of Indictment in court yesterday.

The accused is represented by
attorney Carlson Shurland from
Freeport who was not present in
court yesterday.

Ms Gardiner told the court that
she had spoken with Mr Shurland
and informed him how the prose-
cution was intending to proceed.

Birbal fled the Bahamas in Feb-
ruary 2009 after police investiga-
tions were launched into com-
plaints of molestation by two for-
mer male students at the Eight
Mile Rock High School in Grand
Bahama.

After fleeing to the US, Birbal
was arrested in New York on a
traffic violation last May.

During a check, US authorities
discovered that Bahamian police
had issued a warrant of arrest for
Birbal with Interpol.

The Attorney General's Office
applied to US officials for Birbal's
extradition to the Bahamas to face
charges of unnatural sexual inter-
course.

He was extradited to the
Bahamas from New York two
weeks ago.

Birbal is one of three teachers
accused of sexual misconduct with
students at Eight Mile Rock High.

British writer’s death in Bahamas ruled accidental

THE DEATH of a British writer whose
body washed up on Cable Beach last year has
been ruled accidental by a coroner in the
United Kingdom.

Jennie Gosbell, 44, an alien-obsessed
author, had been staying at the Guanahani
Village Blue Water Resort on West Bay
Street in New Providence for a week before
her body was found drifting off shore by a jet-
ski operator last October.

Coroner Graham Danbury, in Hattfield,
Birmingham, last week recorded a verdict
of accidental death for Ms Gosbell, who lived

out her.”

fiction.

in Hemel Hempstead. leading up to her death.
Her parents Peter and Susan Gosbell told And her mother believed she had been
reporters: “The world is a dull place with- murdered.

Ms Gosbell had quit her job as a dietician
in Hertforshire to travel the world and write

She had recently published the novel
“Body Snatchers: A True Story of Body
Snatching by the Reptilians - A Real Alien
Conspiracy” in the US.

Friends had raised concerns that the author
would be “removed” for exposing the plans
of Reptilian aliens.

According to a police report, Ms Gosbell
was seen acting strangely on a few occasions

Susan Gosbell told the press: “Jennie could

act strangely sometimes but she was an expe-
rienced traveller, fit, strong and resourceful.

“She had survived well in various envi-

ronments around the world. She was a good
swimmer.”

When Susan Gosbell travelled to the
Bahamas to identify her daughter's body,
she noted severe bruising to her nose and a
gash to the left of her forehead, she said.

Her daughter’s personal belongings,
including cash and her passport, had disap-
peared from her room and have never been
found, she added.

“T see no possibility of her drowning nat-

urally in this warm, calm sea,” she said.

Man in court on manslaughter charge

By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net



A 29-YEAR-OLD
Eleuthera man was arraigned
in a Magistrate’s Court yes-

Floating book fair
ends visit today

LOGOS Hope, the
world's largest floating
book fair, will end her first
ever visit to the Bahamas
today after almost two
weeks in the port.

The vessel will sail from
Prince George's Wharf
early tomorrow morning
for her next port in
Bermuda.

The crew and staff of
Logos Hope expressed
their gratitude to the peo-
ple of the Bahamas for
their support of this first
ever visit.

The all-volunteer crew
and staff comprise around
400 people representing
over 45 different nations.

Logos Hope is operat-
ed by GBA Ships, an
international, charitable
organisation registered in
Germany.

In 40 years of service,
the organisation has wel-
comed 40 million visitors
up the gangways of the
four ships that have been
operated in over 160 coun-
tries and territories around
the world.

The ship is hosted in this
region by OM Caribbean.

COB to hold Earth Day
celebrations tomorrow

EARTH Day celebrations
involving food, music and
educational exhibitions will
be held by College of the
Bahamas students all day
tomorrow.

The Environmental Pride
Club and Caribbean Youth
Environmental Network
(CYAN) invite people of all
ages to enjoy festivities and
learn more about the envi-
ronment and what you can do
to help protect it.

Celebrations on the theme
‘Go Life! One earth, one
ocean, one Bahamas’ will be
held in Independence Park on
the main college campus,
Thompson Boulevard, from
10am to 4pm tomorrow.









terday on a manslaughter
charge.

Police have charged Mark
Fadden of Spanish Wells
with manslaughter by negli-
gence.

It is alleged that on Friday,
April 2, Fadden, while in
North Eleuthera, by means
of unlawful harm, negligent-
ly caused the death of Wilson
Cameus.

According to police
reports, Cameus,19, drowned
after being allegedly "thrown
overboard" during an alter-

cation with another passen-
ger on a night ferry bound
for Spanish Wells from
Jean's Bay in North
Eleuthera.

Fadden, who was repre-
sented by attorney lan
Cargill, was not required to
enter a plea to the charge.

The prosecutor, Sergeant
Herbert Duncombe, did not
object to Fadden being
granted bail.

He also told the court that
the prosecution intends to
proceed by way of a Volun-

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Courts — a nation’s sovereignty

MANY BAHAMIANS thought that by
ridding themselves of the Privy Council as
this country’s last court of appeal our judicial
system could retain the death penalty.
Although the Privy Council is still our final
court of appeal, and although a large number
of Bahamians still favour its retention, it is
quickly losing its attraction for those who
want to retain the gallows for convicted mur-
derers.

“Hang ’em high!” is still the angry reaction
in this country as Bahamians defend capital
punishment as the final solution to the grow-
ing murder count.

However, it now seems that the Privy
Council is not the only stumbling block to
retaining the death penalty.

According to Tuesday’s Gleaner of
Jamaica, the European Union is starting to
show its mighty muscles by threatening to
withdraw grant funds if Jamaica does not
employ an additional Supreme Court judge.

According to The Gleaner Jamaica’s Jus-
tice Minister Dorothy Lightbourne explained
that she had to “follow the dictate of the
powerful bloc of countries in order to ben-
efit from grant funds they have provided.”

The conditions, the Justice Minister told
Parliament last week during the sitting of
the joint select committee, have to do with
fighting corruption and to improve the jus-
tice system. “They have said we should
increase judges and we have brought on one
judge.”

Drawing attention to the notation in the
2010/2011 Estimates of Expenditure, which
read: “One additional judge has already
been hired to meet the European Union
condition,” MP Dr Morais Guy commented:

“T would be happy if I am told that this is
just a wrong choice of terminology because
I cannot see how they are imposing condi-
tions on the sovereign country of Jamaica."

He was told that the money granted by
the EU was going towards improving
Jamaica’s justice system. Guidelines were
set out as a condition of the grant. An addi-
tion of judges was one of the conditions if
funds were to be forthcoming.

And so as the EU could threaten to with-

ously discussed in our private office several
years ago by a visiting European ambas-
sador paying a courtesy call on his annual
tour of duty.

We believe that this discussion took place
around 1993 when the hot topic on the street
at that time — and of much concern to
Bahamians — was the Privy Council’s deci-
sion that two Bahamians could not be
hanged because they had been languishing
on death row for more than five years. To
hang them after five years would amount
to inhumane treatment, the Council ruled.
This meant that the sentences of all those
then on death row for five years or more
had their sentences automatically commut-
ed to life imprisonment. It also set out a
time frame for the future.

On being asked public opinion on the
abolition of the death penalty in the
Bahamas, we explained that we believed
that Prime Minister Ingraham was an aboli-
tionist, but that most Bahamians were
strongly for its retention. However, if capital
punishment remained on the statute books,
the Prime Minister would uphold the law. It
was then that the ambassador threw down
the gauntlet.

And what would happen, he asked, if the
EU withdrew all grants from the Bahamas
unless capital punishment were abolished?

We replied that the Bahamas would then
have to face a serious issue. However, we
believed it would be considered a bullying
tactic by a powerful European bloc against a
small, defenceless nation, especially with the
mighty US next door, where many states
still used the electric chair to get rid of its
murderers.

We suggested that they flex their muscles
with the US first, and then they could come
and talk with the Bahamas.

What is now interesting is that England is
becoming nervous about the clout that the
European Court of Humane Rights is having
over the UK courts.

In defending his country’s national sov-
ereignty, the Lord Chief Justice — Lord
Judge — has declared that the English
Supreme Court must have the final say in its

A need to be
concerned about
efficiency of our

public service

EDITOR, The Tribune.

There is a need to be con-
cerned about the efficiency of
our public service when con-
sidering the loss of revenue
due to the apparent negli-
gence of our public servants in
performing their duties. The
apparent neglect ought not to
be blamed on the politicians.
The public service is respon-
sible for the administration of
government policies and the
enforcement of the laws, rules
and regulations in our Com-
monwealth.

Information emanating
from the media supports the
need for questions on the per-
formance of our public in the
following matters:

(a) In 2007 (before reces-
sion) government auditors
reported that the public owes
government $760 million.
Non-payment of Real Prop-
erty Tax, Casino Tax (it
appears that only Atlantis
Casino was up to date in pay-
ing the taxes). Isn’t it the
responsibility of officials in
the Ministry of Finance to
ensure that government rev-
enue is collected? In addition
to the foregoing there were
unpaid custom duty, NIB pay-
ments, ZNS Radio and TV,
BEC, and BTC debts. The

BEC — you make me



EDITOR, The Tribune.

Dear Bahamas Electricity
Corporation (Nassau):

After reading your piece
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make me laugh sometimes.

‘Your comment that on the
Earnest Dean Highway BEC
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diverting the road to avoid
damage to a blue hole is such
a joke. Do you think anyone
here in Abaco believes that.
What we know is that you
were afraid of your new
babies falling into a watery
grave a hundred feet deep.
If you are doing right or
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it. Quit trying to sell untruths
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(Name withheld, my elec-
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LETTERS

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question is why did the public
servants responsible allow the
businesses and persons
responsible get away with the
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what appears to be a long
time.

Was any form of discipli-
nary action taken against the
public servants for their
neglect in collecting govern-
ment revenue?

(b) The failure by so many
persons not repaying student
loans poses the same question
about the neglect of public
servants to take appropriate
action to make the required
collections. The failure to do
so resulted in the non-repay-
ment of $10 million and the
stopping of future loans.

(c) The law regarding the
disclosures by politicians and
other government officials to
disclose their assets annually
has been contravened. A
report in The Nassau
Guardian revealed that many
of these officials had not dis-
closed since 2006. The Act
states that a Disclosure Com-

mission appointed by the
Governor General will be
responsible for the adminis-
tration and enforcement of
the law. Yet these person
were able to contravene the
law for a period of years. One
would think that the commis-
sion would have enforced the
law, as required and remind
all concerned of their respon-
sibility to disclose. There is
also the failure of the secre-
taries of these delinquent offi-
cials to remind them of the
required disclosures.

(d) The failure of building
inspectors in their responsi-
bilities with regards to the
inspection of low cost houses
built by contractors and
passed by the Inspectors for
occupancy. Defects and poor
construction resulted in gov-
ernment having to spend
money to have the repairs
done to make these houses
livable. The contractors
should have been made to
carry out the repairs, etc.

Restore the discipline,
supervision, enforcement,
accountability and trans-
parency, if our public service
is to improve.

PAUL THOMPSON Sr
Nassau,
March 30, 2010.

Simplifying issue
of marital rape

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Re: Pastor hits out at plans to change marital rape laws.

Tribune, July 28, 2009

A PASTOR says he finds the issue of marital rape to be
“very complex”. Perhaps it can be simplified a bit: The act
of domestic violence known as marital rape occurs when sex-
ual intercourse is forced upon a spouse who has not con-
sented. This violent act is a “no-no”, even for Christians.
There is, however, a flip side: It is also abusive and humili-
ating if a married partner denies sexual intercourse to a

spouse without good reason.

KEN W
KNOWLES, MD
Nassau,

March, 2010.

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hold grant funds over a judge, it could also own jurisdiction, and that common law — EDITOR, The Tribune.

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By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net



THE current rate of urbanisation in
the Bahamas, as well as globally, could
present “unprecedented social, health
and environmental challenges” if not
addressed, according to health experts. |

The World Health Organisation }
(WHO) and its regional arm, the Pan-
American Health Organisation
(PAHO), are calling for action to
address the needs of the changing pop-
ulation landscape.





The theme “Urbanisation and MINISTER OF HEALTH Dr

ing and reverse trends”.

On Saturday, the Ministry of Health
will host a Farmers’ Market at the Fox
Hill Parade to showcase the produce of
local farmers, backyard gardeners and
producers of native products.

The market is aimed at highlighting
some of the steps people can take
towards improving their health, par-
ticularly by eating healthier.

Several other health challenges to
be examined, are pollution, water, san-
itation, waste, increased exposure to
communicable diseases and violence,
smoking and second-hand smoke, drug
use, and an increase in chronic non-

Health” governed the celebration of Hubert Minnis speaking at communicable diseases.

World Health Day 2010 yesterday.

press conference yester-

“Regular activities at the street,

Speaking at a press conference yes- day on World Health Day. neighbourhood, and local levels, in

terday morning Minister of Health Dr
Hubert Minnis said:

“Cities are the centre of commercial, political
and cultural life, attracting people who are looking
for greater wealth and a more prosperous life.

“People who live in urban settings are exposed
to a wide range of environmental factors. While a
move to city life brings about improvement in eco-
nomic status, it also leads to public health chal-
lenges.”

Over half of the world’s 6.3 billion inhabitants
reside in cities. According to the United Nation
Population Division, in 20 years, six out of every 10
people are projected to be city dwellers.

Almost 85 per cent of the Bahamas’ population
lives in urban areas, which is well above the
Caribbean’s 67 per cent average. By the year 2050,
the urban population in the Bahamas is expected to
comprise 91 per cent.

Dr Minnis declared that the Bahamas is on
board with the global World Health Day celebra-
tions.

The aim of the ministry is to integrate the activ-
ities associated with World Health Day into a “sus-
tained strategy to combat the effects of urban liv-

THE Bahamian film “Chil-
dren of God” had its European
premiere at the third largest
festival in the United Kingdom.

The movie by writer/director
Kareem Mortimer played to a
sold-out crowd at the presti-
gious Odeon Theatre in Leices-
ter Square during the 24th BFI
London Lesbian and Gay Film
Festival (LLGFF) last month.

Prior to this success, “Chil-
dren of God” was selected as
one of six films chosen to go
on tour to over 20 UK cities
from May to October, a first
for a Caribbean film.

The film has also booked
over 15 other international film
festivals between March and

Bahamian film has European premiere

addition to those occurring at the
national and regional level can have a profound
impact on the health of the population. Urbanisa-
tion also creates stress on the environment,” said
Dr Minnis.

“We can combat population and environmental
stress by encouraging neighbourhoods to partici-
pate in clean-up campaigns and walking groups
to promote healthier environments. Communities
can come together to promote safety and decrease
violence. Taken together, these activities can con-
tribute to a healthier population and safer envi-
ronment for all,” he said.

The Bahamas recently moved on one area of
recommended policy actions to improve urban liv-
ing conditions.

To improve conditions, communities are encour-
aged to adopt “progressive land use policies” that
regulate commercial and non-commercial areas, as
well as protected lands for recreation and the
preservation of natural resources.

The Revised Planning and Subdivision legisla-
tion, recently passed in the House of Assembly,
seeks to address these issues, among others.

It is expected to be implemented by July 1.





(L-R) PRODUCER OF ‘CHILDREN OF GOD’ Trevite Willis; Ben Bradshaw,
UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, and Kareem Mortimer,

June.

Next up is Torino, Italy,
where the film will be in com-
petition this month.

“Children of God” is
described on the UK festival’s
website as a “politically bold
and beautifully photographed
examination of identity and
sexuality in the Bahamas.”

The movie tells the story of
Johnny, a white Bahamian
artist from Nassau, who relo-
cates to Eleuthera after suffer-
ing from depression.

In Eleuthera he meets local
boy Romeo.

The two embark on passion-

writer/director.

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threatened by a homophobic
society.

“Children of God” had its
world premiere at the opening
of the Bahamas International
Film Festival (BIFF) last
December.

Mr Mortimer said he had the
idea for the film following the
murders of a number of promi-
nent gay men in Nassau when
the gay community felt threat-
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Successful ‘Spring in the Garden’

Easter event at Garden of the Groves

BY ERIKA GATES



FREEPORT - This past Sun-
day the Garden of the Groves
held its annual Easter event with
a record turnout of friends, visi-
tors, parents and children.

There were so many things to
do for the children that the activ-
ities had to be staggered so





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The Easter Egg Hunt was the
most anticipated event for the
children. The Easter Bunny led
the children to the secret desti-
nation in the Garden where he
and his team had stashed the

EVEN the |: attractions were the pony rides
dogs conducted by Annie Robertsand — show
from the Linda Buchanan of Pinetree Sta-
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paid a Olivia Dorsett were working
visit to overtime to paint all the children’s
“Spring faces who had lined up in two
in the rows at the face-painting station.
Garden”. When the Easter Bonnet
parade began on the café deck it
(Photos: seemed that the parents were
Erika more excited than the partici-
Gates)











PHOTOS: Erika Gates



THE “SPRING IN THE GARDEN” Easter event would not be without dis-

plays of artisans and vendors.

chocolate and jelly bean-filled
eggs earlier that day.

Over 300 eggs had been hid-
den and all of them were found
within just 10 minutes.

Bob Tarzwell delighted the
children by sitting pond-side with
them in his bunny suit for pic-
tures.

Philippa Davis and Ana Alicia

Carroll took the photos and print-
ed them for the children to take
home.

The “Spring in the Garden”
event also boasted displays of arti-
sans and vendors.

Entertainment was provided on
the café deck throughout the
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the Manta Ray, Sperm Whale, Humpback
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Students throughout the country are invit-
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intriguing marine animals and to express
their thoughts through poster art.

“Last year the contest focused on inva-
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from potential harm that may face.”

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residing in the Bahamas, kindergarten age
through grade 12. Entry is free.

A panel of judges recognised for their
work in the marine environment will select
the winners. Winning entries will be promi-
nently displayed throughout the Bahamas in
recognition of the students’ efforts to help
protect the country’s natural beauty.

Prizes for the competition have been
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Bahamas.

topic ‘Strangers in our Backyard’ because
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animals that many people don’t know
about,” said Sophia Smith, education coor-
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BEACH. “So by doing this contest we hope
to inform and educate the general public
and students about their natural history. It is
the migratory animals that have been pass-
ing through our waters for hundreds of
years. We also hope to continue to spread
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Reporter
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FREEPORT -
Vopak/BORCO said it con-
tinues to cooperate with
government on its expansion
plans and has taken steps to
alleviate any discomfort sur-
rounding communities
might have experienced in
the past due to emissions
from the plant.

The company said it is
also continuing with its com-
mitment to being a “good
corporate citizen” by mak-
ing charitable donations to
various organisations and
individuals on Grand
Bahama.

BORCO executive Ray-
mond Jones said the com-
pany is providing govern-
ment with information con-
cerning its operation and
expansion.

The government is con-
ducting a household survey

THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2010, PAGE 7

LOCAL NEWS

Vopak/BORCO ‘cooperating
with govt on expansion plans’

of the Pinder’s Point and
Lewis Yard areas, where
emissions from the nearby
industrial plants have been a
nuisance to residents.

BORCO is planning to
undergo major expansions
on vacant land near Pinder’s
Point and Lewis Yard for
the construction of new oil
tanks.

Information

Mr Jones said: “We are
assisting government
through providing them with
information regarding what
we do here and any poten-
tial emissions that come off
our tanks.

“T think the government
is being proactive because
people were complaining
prior to my tenure about the
potential impact, and gov-
ernment is trying to see if
there is any further impact
to the community.

“We have realigned our
expansion plans to move the

tanks further away from the
boundary and we think that
would alleviate any of the
discomfort that may have
been experienced in the
past,” he said.

As it concerns the compa-
ny’s philanthropic endeav-
ours, Mr Jones on behalf of
BORCO made cheque pre-
sentations to 20 individuals
last Thursday. Contributions
were made to the Red Cross
for the Haiti Relief Fund,
the Ministry of Education,
Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture as well as to
representatives from church-
es, youth groups and indi-
viduals in need of medical
assistance.

“Last year, we established
a donation and scholarship
committee which is part of
the BORCO Foundation.
This committee approves
the requests of various indi-
viduals in need of medical
assistance, sporting and edu-
cational assistance,” Mr
Jones explained.

“This is just again a testa-
ment to BORCO’s commit-
ment to be a good corporate
citizen to assist people and
organisations in the com-
munity.

“We were delayed in
doing this for the first quar-
ter and we will continue to
make contributions during
the year,” he said.

BORCO is also expecting
to begin renovations very
soon on a technical school
at Hawksbill.

Mr Jones said bids are in
from three contractors.

“We expect to start reno-
vating very soon and we
have a selection committee
made up of a number of per-
sons in the community to
select students for the
school.

“We also have a building
and finance committee
which is responsible for cri-
tiquing and managing the
operation on behalf of the
BORCO Foundation,” Mr
Jones said.

Resurgence of business at the
International Bazaar in Freeport

VENDORS at the International
Bazaar in downtown Freeport are start-
ing to see a resurgence of business with
more than 30 stores now open in the

shopping area.

The Le Rendezvous Restaurant is one






RESTAURANT

of those businesses and it has relaunched
itself as the “oasis of the International
Bazaar”.

New operators Ron Jones and June
Henderson said they are excited to have
their business open in a place that holds
wonderful memories from the past, but
will also play an instrumental part in the
revival of business and development cur-
rently taking place at the Bazaar.

Although Le Rendezvous has already
had a soft opening, management is invit-
ing the entire community to come to the
Bazaar on Saturday, April 10, for their
grand opening.

Le Rendezvous is the largest restau-
rant/food facility at the Bazaar and
boasts an international menu.

“We chose the International Bazaar as
we feel it gives the community a choice.
There is ample parking here, and 24-hour
security with a police station right on site.
It’s been a popular spot in the past and
we believe it will be again,” said operator
Ron Jones.



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The restaurant, which offers free WiFi,
is encouraging professionals in the com-
munity to book their meetings with them.





STAFF OF LE RENDEZVOUS
RESTAURANT in the Interna-
tional Bazaar. (I-r) June Hen-
derson, Vanessa Roker, Eddie
Miller, Nadine Munroe, Chef
Dawkins and Ron Jones.

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NOTICE

CALYPSO BAHAMAS PIPELINE LTD.
(IN VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Extraordinary
General meeting of the Shareholders of Calypso
Bahamas Pipeline Ltd. is hereby called to
be held at the offices of the Liquidator, 2nd
Floor One Montague Place, East Bay St,
Nassau, Bahamas on 10th day of May, 2010
at 10:00 o’clock in the forenoon on that day.

The object and purpose of said meeting is

to have laid before the Shareholders of the
Company the account of the Liquidator, Alison
Treco, showing the manner in which the
winding up of the Company had been conducted,
the property of the Company distributed and
the debts and obligations of the Company
discharged, and also to hear any explanation
that may be given by said Liquidator.

Date 7th day of April, 2010

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Dr Andre Rollins ‘must weigh
interests of NDP against his own’

FROM page one

"But he has to be very careful of trying
to use his organisation to give himself
some political capital," Mr Stuart told
The Tribune.

"It is not easy doing what we are doing
- he (Dr Rollins) has been in politics six
to eight months, we've been in it for 10
years. He doesn't have the battle scars
that we have. He ran in a by-election,
we've ran in two (general) elections and
a by-election and we know what it is to
go through a fight and show the Bahami-
an people what we are made of. It's not
easy and I think he's realising that," he
added.

Dr Rollins, who burst onto the nation-
al political scene earlier this year during
his unsuccessful by-election bid for the
Elizabeth seat, has been invited to join
the Free National Movement and the
Progressive Liberal Party.

The orthodontist, who won 49 votes
during the race, said he was invited to
high-level talks with FNM leader Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham and former

PLP first lady Dame Marguerite Pin-
dling, both of whom asked him to join
their parties.

Earlier this week, Dr Rollins told The
Tribune he is "soul-searching" over
which direction to take. He has resigned
his post as chairman of the NDP's steer-
ing committee while he mulls the decision
over.

Yesterday the chairman of both major
parties wished Dr Rollins well in his
political future, with FNM Chairman
Carl Bethel most open about the party's
desire for him to cross over.

"The FNM is a political organisation
that is open to all persons of good inten-
tions who generally feel they have some-
thing to offer public service. And if Dr
Rollins expresses a wish to be more effec-
tive in the rendering of public service
through the political process then he is
quite right to consider the major parties
- and the FNM would be the best and
most vocal organisation for him, or any
other Bahamian who similarly wishes to
make a contribution to public service to
do so," said Mr Bethel.

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Meanwhile, PLP Chairman Bradley
Roberts said while it is reported that
Dame Marguerite has expressed inter-
est of Dr Rollins joining the Opposition,
he knows of no official invitation extend-
ed to the dentist.

"I don’t engage in speculation. I don’t
want to comment on that," he said, when
asked why the PLP reached out to Dr
Rollins. "But I wish him all the best in
any decision he makes."

FROM page one

day, and we don’t know what
will happen the week after
that.

“The hotel has been sold,
we don’t know what’s going
on, and we are worried
because we have bills to pay.”

Robert Sands, Baha Mar
senior vice president for gov-
ernmental and external affairs,
confirmed casino tables will
be closed on Monday and
Tuesday owing to low demand
and very low occupancy at the
Wyndham Nassau Resort
hotel.

While he expressed sympa-
thy for the staff facing reduced
shifts next week, he maintains
it is a business decision that is
a better option than letting
them go.

“It’s fair to say employees
would be concerned with the
low level of business as it
impacts the number of days
they are rostered,” he said.

“But we are also trying to
balance keeping as many peo-
ple employed as possible at
this period. The way to do this
is to distribute the amount of
work among the persons
presently employed. The alter-

Hotel workers’
hours slashed

native solution is much
worse.”

Part-time staff have been
more severely affected than
full-time employees, however
Mr Sands maintains there have
been no job cuts at the resort
for 18 months.

However, around 1,000
staff, including the 300 casino
workers, were forced out of
work for seven weeks last year
when the hotel closed three
towers and the casino during
the slow tourist season from
August until October last year.
The temporary closure saved
the resort millions of dollars
to mitigate losses incurred dur-
ing the recession.

Casino events have been
planned to take place at the
Crystal Palace about once a
month in an effort to attract
gamblers and boost hotel
occupancy, but with nothing
planned for this week or next,

business demands cutbacks in
casino services and shifts.

Mr Sands added: “The ros-
ters go up one week in
advance and we have advised
our employees that next week,
due to very low occupancy, the
table games will be closed on
Monday and Tuesday.

“Business has fallen off as
of Easter, and projections for
the upcoming week indicate
this is a measure we have to
put in place.

“These are the challenges
that we have in this balancing
game as we try to get business
back to a respectable level.

“Tt’s regrettable that this
pressure is put on our associ-
ates, but it’s against a back-
drop that shows we haven’t let
anyone go. If you look at our
head count it has basically
been static for 18 months so
our numbers have been hold-
ing.”

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because we cannot agree to the amount of
time we will be meeting and the College is
not agreeing to meet on the weekend. We
spent the entire morning trying to set the
agenda,” said Ms Isaacs-Dotson.

The initial proposal offered by the union
was to have meetings every day from April 6
to 16: Monday to Saturday from 10 to 7pm;
Sunday from 1 to 7pm. Union representatives
said they were under the impression that the
schedule was agreed on.

At the meeting yesterday, COB negotia-
tors said they wanted to have internal meet-
ings on Saturday and no meetings on Sun-
days. The union said they were willing to con-
cede Sundays.

“This is not truly a lock down. Somehow the
College does not understand what a lock down
is. That has been a precedent they set, chang-
ing their minds so the union is not surprised by
their behaviour. It shows the union, the entire
faculty and the public that they refuse to nego-
tiate in good faith,” said Ms Isaacs-Dotson.

When the negotiating parties met on Tues-
day they discussed several outstanding claus-
es, including those surrounding promotions.
None of the 32 outstanding clauses were
signed.

The clauses generally deal with issues such
as salaries, appointments of new faculty, per-
formance assessment, duties and responsibil-
ities of faculty members and promotions.

COB’s lead negotiator, Dr Earla Carey-
Baines, Dean of Faculty of Liberal and Fine
Arts, was unable to be contacted. Since Jan-
uary, there have been 53 negotiation meet-
ings and 52 clauses have been signed, many
of which will improve working conditions
for faculty, according to the College.

It is still unclear whether negotiations will
be concluded in time for UTEB to withdraw
its threat of a strike, scheduled for April 16,
also the first day of final examinations.

The College has previously said the
union’s time limits were unrealistic and
would result in a rushed process.

“For the union to ask us to rush the
process by unilaterally setting an arbitrary
deadline of April 16 is counter-productive,
We have a demonstrated approach to suc-
cess, we need to continue this approach to
complete negotiations and sign an agree-
ment,” said Dr Carey-Baines.

Ms Isaacs-Dotson said this should not be
the case as both parties are close to agree-
ment on appointments and considerable
work has been done on performance assess-
ments.

The College is preparing for a faculty
strike to mitigate the negative affects on stu-
dents. They established a contingency plan-
ning committee to prepare students and to
keep them and the public informed.

Classes continue as usual, and the Col-
lege expects no disruption at this time,
according to a public statement responding
to the announcement of possible action.

NOTICE

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(IN VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION)

GOSMETOLOGY DEPARTMENT

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Extraordinary
General meeting of the Shareholders of Blue
Marlin LNG Terminal Ltd. is hereby called to
be held at the offices of the Liquidator, 2nd
Floor One Montague Place, East Bay St,
Nassau, Bahamas on 10th day of May, 2010
at 10:00 o’clock in the forenoon on that day.

The object and purpose of said meeting is
to have laid before the Shareholders of the
Company the account of the Liquidator, Alison
Treco, showing the manner in which the
winding up of the Company had been conducted,
the property of the Company distributed and
the debts and obligations of the Company
discharged, and also to hear any explanation
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THURSDAY, APRIL 8,



2010



Bahamas finishes Carifta
Swimming Championships
fourth in medal count



AFTER four days of competition, the Bahamas
closed out the XXV Carifta Swimming Champi-
onships with a productive finale and rose in both

the point and medal standings. frat
The Bahamas finished the meet, hosted at the ey ena tae
National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica, third in Bahamas 603
the point standings with 603 points, and fourth in Martinique 545
the medal count with a total of 37 (eight gold, 13 Jamaica 495
silver and 16 bronze). Barbados 488
Trinidad and Tobago were again the overall Suriname 402
winners of the event with a total of 1011 points, Aruba 989
the only team to break the 1,000-point mark. Cayman Islands 480
They finished more than 300 points ahead of their St. Lucia 61
nearest competitors. iri
The twin island nation also dominated the Soe Sans a
medal haul with 94 (46 gold, 31 silver and 17 Grenada 37
bronze).
Guadelope finished second in the points stand- ae Antilles _
ings with 707 points and third in the medal table
with 47 medals (8 gold, 19 silver and 20 bronze). MEDAL STANDINGS
Martinique were fourth in the point standings Team Gold Silver Bronze Total
with 545 and fifth in the medal standings with 26 Trinidad and Tobago 46 31 17 94
medals (8 gold, 7 silver and 11 bronze). Barbados 20 21 7 48
Barbados, who finished second in the medal Guadeloupe 8 19 20 47
standings with 48 medals (20 gold, 21 silver and — Bahamas 8 13 16 37
seven bronze), were just sixth in the total point — Martinique 8 7 14 26
standings with 488. Suriname 8 6 " 25
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close out the competition.

TEACHERS AND SALARIED WORKERS

POINTS STANDINGS

CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LTD.
THE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

wishes to announce that applications are now being
invited from all qualified members who wish to be
considered for recommendation as candidates for
the seats to become available on either the Board of
Directors or the Supervisory Committee at the 33rd
Annual General Meeting to be held on Saturday May

22, 2010.

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BAAA expected to give out
thousands in incentive rewards

By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

WITH THE implementa-
tion of its new National Junior
Teams Coaching Incentinve
Program. the Bahamas Asso-
ciation of Athletic Associations
is expected to dole out thou-
sands of dollars following its
latest international competi-
tion.

Based on the performances
of athletes at the 39th Carifta
Track and Field Champi-
onships in Grand Cayman last
weekend, coaches, club pro-
grammes and schools should
expect to recieve approxia-
mately $8,000 in incentive
awards.

The programme, designed
to increase productivity and
provide motivation for coach-
es of junior athletes, made
coaches eligible for $300 incen-
tive for an athlete's gold medal
performance, $200 for silver
and $100 for a bronze at the
Carifta Games.

With the 22 individual
medals won from the game's
total of 29 the amount of incen-
tives for various coaches would
reach approxiamately $4,000.

The cash awards apply to the
regular everyday coach of the
athlete and not the coaches
selected to lead a particular
national team.

Clubs that the athletes are
members of will also receive
the matching amount and
should an athlete not be a
member of a club, the cash
incentive would be given to the
school they attend, bringing
the number near $8,000.

Said Alpheus "Hawk" Fin-
layson, public relations officer
for the BAAA: "Just as our
elite level athletes receive
incentives when they represent
the country with medals at the
senior level, coaches for teams
at the junior level will receive
some money. We believe it will
be some small means to inspire
coaches to improve themselves
and the performances of their
athletes."

WIth a pair of silvers and a
gold between them both, Lath-
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SHAYNAE MILLER one of the athletes that has earned the incen-
tives for her coach by winning a gold.

topped the earning list for their
club, Jumpers Inc, with $700.

The Freeport Golden Eagles
coaching staff, with gold
medals from Katharina Smith
and Carlene Johnson earned
$600, while Startrackers, with a
gold from Stephen Newbold,
and bronzes from Trevor
Mackey and Nejmi Burnside
earned $500.

C.R Walker and C.I Gibson
each earned $200 from the
Knights pair of bronze medals
from Marvar Etienne and Ash-
ley Riley and the Cobras sil-
ver medal from Ryan Ingra-
ham.

BAAAs President, Mike
Sands, said the Association
plans to honor its commitment
in due time.

"When we saw the gold
medal haul on day one I joked
to my administration asking
them where we were going to

find all this money," he said at
the team's arrival press con-
ference, "But coaches, rest
assured we will honour our
commitment and you will be
hearing from us in short
order."

The amount of incentive for
each medal varies for the sev-
eral junior events of the year,
including the Carifta Games,
the Central American and
Caribbean Games in Santo
Domingo, the IAAF World Jr
Championships in Moncton,
Canada, and the World Youth
Olympics in Singapore.

At the Junior CAC, cash
incentives will include $450 for
gold, $300 for silver and $150
for bronze.

For both the Junior Worlds
and Youth Olympics, coaches
can receive $1,000 for a gold
medal, $750 for silver and $500
for bronze.

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BASEBALL
PHOENIX
Associated Press

CHRIS Young made a
sparkling season debut in his
comeback from shoulder
surgery.

The big right-hander
allowed one hit through six
innings, Everth Cabrera drove
in four runs with a triple and a
double, and the San Diego
Padres held on to beat the Ari-
zona Diamondbacks 6-3 on
Tuesday night.

Brandon Webb of Arizona,
Jeff Francis of Colorado and
Erik Bedard of Seattle had the
same kind of operations last
year, and all three started the
season on the disabled list.

Young, who underwent
surgery in August, realizes
how fortunate he is.

"Before the game, the
national anthem, I just took it
in a little bit and tried to savor
that,” he said. "I'm very for-
tunate to be back out there.
Some guys are struggling with
similar types of surgery and
I'm lucky to be out there, so I
was going to enjoy that for a
few minutes."

Young (1-0), who missed
the second half of last season,
struck out five and walked
three. The only hit he allowed
was Justin Upton's one-out
single up the middle in the
fourth.

"Pretty impressive,” San
Diego manager Bud Black
said. "I thought he did a good
job of moving the fastball up,
down, in and out. He just
looked in control."

Young wrapped up his out-
ing by striking out Adam
LaRoche and Mark Reynolds.

"I found my slider in the
sixth inning,” Young said. "It
took me all game to throw a
couple of good sliders and
finally in the sixth inning it was

there. ... For whatever reason
tonight it wasn't very good
until the end, and then I threw
some of my best pitches and I
was happy with that."

Padres slugger Adrian Gon-
zalez hit his second ninth-inning
solo home run in two days.

Edwin Jackson (0-1) lasted
five innings in his Diamond-
backs debut, allowing three
runs and five hits, including a
solo homer by Will Venable.

"Tt definitely was an adren-
aline rush," Jackson said.
"You have to step back off the
mound and calm down and
take a deep breath, but over-
all, for a first start, I felt pretty
good. I'll just keep building
off of it as the season pro-
gresses."

Cabrera, who went 3 for 4,
matched his career high with
four RBIs. The 23-year-old
shortstop, batting eighth in
San Diego's lineup, doubled
in two runs off Jackson in the
second and tripled in two
more off reliever Leo Rosales
in the sixth.

"As he moves forward in his
career we think you'll see
more of that," Black said. "We
don't want to put a lot of pres-
sure on this young man just
yet. He's still settling in to an
everyday shortstop at a young
age, and he's doing just fine."

Cabrera twisted an ankle in
the seventh inning but stayed
in the game and said afterward
it was no big deal.

Heath Bell, the NL saves
leader with 42 last year,
pitched a scoreless ninth for
his first this season.

Jackson, acquired from
Detroit in the offseason for
right-handed starter Max
Scherzer and left-handed
prospect Daniel Schlereth,
struck out five and walked one
but had trouble with the bot-
tom part of the San Diego bat-
ting order.

THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2010, PAGE 13

SPORTS

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lead Padres past
Diamondbacks 6-3

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Marseille rout
Sochaux 3-0 to
take lead in France

MARSEILLE thrashed
Sochaux 3-0 to go two points
clear at the top of the French
league on Wednesday.

Argentina defender Gabriel
Heinze headed in a corner
from Lucho Gonzalez in the
ninth minute.

Hatem Ben Arfa doubled
Marseille's lead in the 27th
with a penalty after fullback
Yassin Mikari had fouled Lau-
rent Bonnart.

Bakari Kone sealed the win
with a lob in stoppage time.

Marseille earned its fourth
straight victory in all competi-
tions to move to 59 points
from 30 matches, two clear of
Lyon, Montpellier and Aux-
erre — which have all played
an extra match.

Sochaux remained in 14th
place with 37 points.

The match had been origi-
nally postponed last year to
help Marseille prepare for a
Champions League game.

Rangers heat
Aberdeen to move
Closer to title

RANGERS beat Aberdeen
3-1 on Wednesday to go 13
points clear of Celtic and move
closer to defending its Scottish
title.

Kyle Lafferty scored his third
goal of the season between
goals from Steven Davis and
Kenny Miller. Darren Mackie
scored a consolation goal for
eighth-place Aberdeen.

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from Masters chairman

GOLF
AUGUSTA, Georgia
Associated Press

ON THE day Tiger Woods
arrived at the Masters, he
changed out of his spikes after
playing nine holes, walked
across the parking lot and
went upstairs to the office of
Augusta National chairman
Billy Payne.

Payne would not discuss
details of their Sunday after-
noon meeting.

Based on his blunt criticism
of Woods during his annual
press conference Wednesday,
they probably weren't talking
about how Woods was hitting
the ball or his chances of win-
ning a fifth green jacket.

"Tt is simply not the degree
of his conduct that is so egre-
gious here," Payne said. "It is

the fact that he disappointed
all of us, and more impor-
tantly, our kids and our
grandkids. Our hero did not
live up to the expectations of
the role model we saw for our
children."

They were the strongest
words from a Masters chair-
man since Hootie Johnson's
famous "point of a bayonet”
reply to Martha Burk in the
summer of 2002 when he
defended the club's right to
an all-male membership.

Payne was one of the
Augusta National members
who stood among the Georgia
pines to the right of the first
fairway on Monday, the first
time Woods played before a
gallery since being caught
cheating on his wife five
months ago.

No other golf official has

been so outspoken about
Woods' behavior.

No other major is like the
Masters.

Even though Woods is a
four-time champion and the
No. | player in the world, he
is at Augusta National by invi-
tation, just like the other 95
players who will tee it up on
Thursday.

Woods had already played
his final practice round —
nine holes with Mark
O'Meara — and left the
course when Payne held his
news conference. The chair-
man saved his thoughts on
Woods for the end of his
opening statement.

"Is there a way forward? I
hope yes. I think yes,” Payne
said. "But certainly, his future
will never again be measured
only by his performance

against par; but measured by
the sincerity of his efforts to
change.

"I hope he now realizes
that every kid he passes on
the course wants his swing,
but would settle for his smile."

It was the final press con-
ference before the Masters
begins with more scrutiny —
more curiosity — than ever
of Woods. No one knows
what to expect from his game
because Woods has not com-
peted since winning the Aus-
tralian Masters on Nov. 15.

"He should do pretty good
— he's coming off a win,”
Robert Allenby cracked.

Woods has appeared to be
as interested in his behavior
as his performance during the
practice rounds. He is smiling
more, making eye contact,
even signing more auto-

graphs.

Payne declined to discuss
what type of security was in
place, nor was he overly con-
cerned that the return of
Woods might overshadow a
tournament that attracts the
largest golf audience of the
year.

"We are very secure in who
we are, and the Masters has
almost now a 74-year histo-
ry,” Payne said. "We just kind
of do things our way. We are
not threatened by other big
news stories or things like
that."

Even so, there has been lit-
tle attention on anything else
this week.

Ernie Els, the only player
with multiple PGA Tour vic-
tories this year, was not invit-
ed to the media center for an
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BAYERN Munich gave
Germany its first European
Champions League semifi-
nalist since 2002 and left
England with no teams in the
final four for the first time
since 2003.

Ivica Olic began the come-
back with a goal late in the
first half, Arjen Robben
scored on a powerful volley
in the 74th minute and Bay-
ern Munich advanced over
Manchester United despite a
3-2 loss Wednesday night.

Manchester United, the
2008 champion, took a 3-0
lead in the match and a 4-2
lead in the aggregate, helped
by the quick return of Wayne
Rooney from an ankle injury.
But Rooney re-injured the
ankle and could be sidelined
for Sunday's match with
Blackburn in the English Pre-
mier League.

Helped by the ejection of
Man United's Rafael da Silva
five minutes into the second
half, Bayern came back and
tied the aggregate score in
the home-and-home, total-
goals series 4-4. Bayern
advanced because of a 2-1
advantage in away goals.

"After 3-0 I thought it was
going to be a very long
evening, but the goal from
Olic gave us confidence,”
Robben said. "They were a
lot better in the first half."

Bayern avenged its defeat
in the 1999 final to Manches-
ter United, which scored a
pair of injury-time goals. It
will play Lyon, which lost 1-0
at Bordeaux in an all-French
quarterfinal but advanced on
3-2 aggregate to reach its first
Champions League semifi-
nal. Bayern hosts the first leg
April 21, with the return leg
six days later in France.

"The first half was not that
good,” Bayern coach Louis
van Gaal said. "What we did
in the second half is incredi-
ble. We should have been
aggressive from the start."

In the other semifinal,
Inter Milan hosts Barcelona
on April 20 and plays in
Spain eight days later. The
final of the most important
club competition in the world

is May 22 in Madrid.

Sparked by the return of
Rooney from an ankle injury
sustained in last week's 2-1
first-leg loss in Munich, Man-
chester United led 2-0 after
only seven minutes on goals
by Daron Gibson and Nani.

Nani gave Manchester
United a 3-0 lead when he
scored in the 41st. But Olic
began Bayern's comeback
two minutes later when he
left Michael Carrick flat-foot-
ed and slid a low, angled shot
past goalkeeper Edwin van
der Sar.

United played a man short
when da Silva was sent off
for tugging at Franck Ribery
and receiving a second yel-
low card. He got a yellow
card in the first half for a
petulant kick after being
fouled by Mark Van Bom-
mel.

"Young boy, inexperience,
but they got him sent off,”
United manager Alex Fergu-
son said. "They all rushed
towards the referee. Typical
Germans. You can't dispute
that. The key issues were the
goal before half time and
then the boy getting sent
off."

Robben missed the first leg
with a calf injury, but his
comeback was overshadowed
by that of Rooney, who had
been expected to be sidelined
for at least two weeks.

With his first touch,
Rooney fed Gibson to score
the first goal. Rooney then
was part of the action that
led to Nani's backheeled goal
that made it 2-0.

Rooney came out of the
game in the 55th minute, and
Bayern overpowered United.

"With 11 men it wouldn't
have been a problem," Fer-
guson said.

There was a scare in the
22nd when Rooney starting
limping after appearing to
twist his ankle following a
challenge by Daniel van
Buyten. But Rooney gave a
"thumbs-up" signal to the
bench and remained on the
field.

Ferguson said Rooney has
"a burst blood vessel just
below the ankle joint. He
won't be out for too long. He
was unlucky to go over it
again."

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By CHESTER ROBARDS The store opened in
Business Reporter Alexander House, on
crobards@tribunemedia.net Alexander Street, Palmdale,

at year end 2009 and has

A NEW Discount store is © grown month-on-month as
hoping to offer Bahamians much as four times.
the lowest prices in town on Mr Roberts said they
certain commodities, after chose the location because
two bold entrepreneurs — of its high vehicular traffic
injected $15,000 into creat- and because Palmdale is a
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near the end of aneconom- Bahamians from all walks
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the Internet and made loads a tightening in loan restric-
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are certain Save City is able the store began in early in
to offer the lowest prices on 2009, Mr Roberts and Ms
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Hotel Association told Tribune Business yesterday, while
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TUDYING the

early days of con-

ventional anima-

tion was quite
interesting, as I was able to
gain an appreciation for the
“technological inception” of
animation.

Animatronics began
about 40 years ago when the
first computer drawing sys-
tem was created by General
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“Animation” derives from
the Latin words anima,
meaning life and animare
meaning to breathe life into.

Additionally, in 1930,
Walt Disney was of course
the overpowering force in
the history of animation.
Mickey Mouse, Donald
Duck and The Simpsons are
favorite cartoons that are
the creation of the wonder-
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childhood days fun.

It is all around us and has
gone on to become another
Energizer Bunny that will
keep on going.

Unquestionably, technol-
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and reckon we change with
it so as not to be left behind.
So what effect does this
dynamic medium have when
displayed in the business
world? Let's find out.....

Computer animation in
marketing and advertising is
in a class by itself.

While it shares some char-
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mediums such as video, it
has its unique attributes that
no other marketing medium
can equal.

Listed are some reasons
why companies should tap
into the capabilities of this
awesome presenter:

Quick visual summary:

In boardroom presenta-
tions to high ranking execu-
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is scoring major points.
CEOs often have little
patience with a slow build
up of detail and data, hence
the demand to get to the
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Dynamic, time —
based medium:

Like video and audio, ani-
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time line. It is a dynamic
medium that uses motion to
tell a story or make an
impact in some way. Ani-
mation reveals these dynam-
ics far better than print,
which is static..

Easily grab attention:

A startling or unusual
sequence, a sudden move,
the shimmer of special
effects; all of these anima-
tion techniques grab atten-
tion effectively.! Remember
the classic advertising for-
mula we learnt in a market-
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Desire, Action: That's the
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Show what cannot
be photographed:

This is truly where anima-
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Position a company
as technologically
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3D animation can take an
ordinary, mundane product
and impart an intense “high
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Who Uses Computer Ani-
mation?

Many people use comput-
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companies use it for making
three dimensional model
cars, while a pilot uses it to




practice flying in situations
that would be too danger-
ous in real life, additionally
the gaming industry uses it
to make video games and
lastly Marketing advertisers
can really have fun with this
tool.

Knowledge in Computer
Animation equips one with
an array of advanced skills
and a big future leading to
important new career
options such as: TV produc-
tion, film, video, interactive
multimedia, computer gam-
ing, industrial design, med-
ical research, forensic sci-
ences and an exciting and
growing presence on the
world-wide web!

How it works:

Principally, animation is a
presentation which has
brought a new era of amaz-
ing technology in the field
of Internet (website design
and graphics), film industry
and media. It is one of the
popular Internet marketing
strategies that make visitors
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Baha Mar: Govt must
seize the opportunities

BY RICHARD COULSON

EARLY two

years ago I put

words in the

mouth of my
fictional hotel consultant Joe
Rackrate reporting the col-
lapse of the Bahama Mar
dream, when the gaming
giant Harrah’s Casinos
abruptly pulled out of the
joint venture on the eve of
signing.

Baha Mar’s boss Sarkis
Izmirlian was left forlornly
like the proverbial bride at
the altar after heavy spend-
ing on the trousseau.

Joe’s words hinted that
maybe Sarkis, a bright
young man but a neophyte
in the hotel business, was
eaten by the kind of sharks
that an old hand like Sol
Kerzner would have easily
hooked and gaffed.

But if Joe were in Nassau
to read about Sarkis’ new
deal for Baha Mar, he would
be happy to eat his words, as
we are now assured that the
Chinese are coming to
Cable Beach.

What could be better
news for The Bahamas, still
suffering job losses and
mortgage foreclosures in a
bitter recession, than to see
a grinning Sarkis crossing
his arms to simultaneously
shake the hands of Mr Li
Jun of the Export-Import
Bank of China, providing
some $2.5 billion of financ-
ing, and Mr Liu Jinzhang of
China State Engineering &
Construction, not only build-
ing the project but taking a
minority stake.

Doubtless toughened by
what must have been long
and tortuous negotiations
with the Chinese bureau-
cracy, Sarkis can now once
again brag about the largest
new hotel/casino/resort
development in_ the
Caribbean. Although the
Izmirlian family fortune, cre-
ated mainly by dad Dikran,
was certainly dented by the
Harrah’s defection and cou-
ple of very lean years for our
hotel industry, those losses
fade in the euphoria of the
moment and the future
prospects. The Chinese are
solider partners for Sarkis
than the financial gun-
slingers who acquired Har-
rah’s and whom he sued for
breach of contract.

Specific points remain to
be announced, but the orig-
inal master plan seems clear
—a series of separate hotels
trading under the name of
Starwood and others, major
casino still seeking an oper-
ator, Jack Nicklaus golf
course, spas, convention
center, retail village, up-
scale beach facilities. All this
will require the virtual re-
design of our western geog-
raphy, as highway arteries
are moved and banks and
government structures are
demolished and rebuilt in
fresh locations.

Many hurdles of permits
and approvals remain to
reach completion, or just to
get ground first broken. We
can expect serious wrangles
along the way, such as the
ratio of Chinese immigrant
labourers to Bahamian con-
struction staff, vociferous
questions from environ-
mentalists and ecologists,
commuters complaining
about traffic disruptions,
old-time golfers grumbling
about loss of cheap access
to the links, design purists
criticizing the chosen archi-
tecture. And of course we
will hear traditionalists sim-
ply muttering unhappily
about “the Chinese take-
over”.

But it’s inconceivable that
Mr Ingraham, or any future
prime minister, will allow
any serious road-blocks to
halt forward progress. Too
much is at stake. As has
been said in other countries,
“It’s the economy, stupid!”
The raw statistics of new
jobs, (3,300 in construction,
then 8,000 in hotel and relat-
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Vice President Robert
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pancy levels (2.3 million new
visitor/rooms annually lead-
ing to $1.1 billion in new
direct spending and taxes)
and effect on our gross
domestic product, will over-
whelm any nay-sayers who
are skeptical about such
massive growth. At times
like this, a small country can
have advantages over a large
one. It’s claimed that the sin-
gle Baha Mar project will
add 10 per cent to our GDP.
How many new projects
would it take to increase the
massive GDP of the USA
by 10 per cemt?

Mr Ingraham will be able
to heave a sigh of relief as
Baha Mar rescues his eco-
nomic policy from its host
of critics. The rising level of
public debt will appear sus-
tainable against a higher
national product. We will
see the trickle-down effect
of new employment spread-
ing from the construction
and hotel industries down
through wholesalers and
supermarkets to the wider
economy of small retailers
and service companies. With
new jobs and more pre-

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dictable wages, the wave of
mortgage and business
defaults plaguing our bank-
ing system should gradually
ease.

Even before this probable
advances, by comparison
with other major economies
The Bahamas are not in des-
perate shape. The hard-
headed rating agencies
remain relatively up-beat:
Standard & Poor’s only
downgraded us one notch
last December, and Moody’s
have retained their A3 rat-
ing. Meanwhile we see
European nations Greece,
Spain, Portugal, and Ireland
struggling to sell their bond
issues to wary investors; the
UK is in scarcely better posi-
tion; and financial pundits
are claiming that even the
mighty USA will suffer dol-
lar devaluation and soaring
interest rates from the
explosion of its current
account deficits and bal-
looning public debt.

But Bahamians should not
let the current Baha Mar
optimism obscure one
endemic fault in our eco-
nomic thinking. Too many
of our citizens continue to
believe the fairy-tale that
Government, the State, is

the underlying source of our
wealth, and of course our
politicians are happy to
encourage them in this
myth. In fact, all wealth is
created by the energies and
imagination of the private
sector. At best, all Govern-
ment can do is provide a lev-
el playing field for private
initiative; at worst, state -
owned businesses and over-
regulation stifle that initia-
tive. Clearly, the revival of
Baha Mar, once thought
unlikely, owes little to Gov-
ernment efforts and every-
thing to the perseverance
and hard work of the Izmir-
lian family and their many
associates and advisers.
Perhaps this will be a salu-
tary lesson for our public
sector, which, whether led
by FNM or PLP, has forever
intruded into commercial
ventures where it lacks
expertise or profit motiva-
tion. With the example of
Baha Mar now leading us
out of recession, perhaps our
political leaders will at last
begin to push the privatiza-
tion campaigns that seem

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Government has increased
its fleet and are building a
new Royal Bahamas
Defense Force sub-base and
dock at Gun Point in
Ragged Island to better
police the Great Bahama
Bank.

“We will have a quicker
response time on the Great
Bahama Bank and in addi-
tion to the Bahamas class
ships we have some smaller
vessels on patrol in the
bank, so they are able to get
there quickly,” said Mr
Turnquest.

“There must be some col-
lusion going on because we

send the aircraft and big ves-
sels every time and they go
to point A and point B and
the fishermen are gone.”

The suggestion that there
might be inside information
getting through to the
poachers through local
sources is not new.

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not been an apprehension
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Sewage Corporation, the
closing of Bahamas Devel-
opment Bank that loses
50% of every loan it grants.
By doing this, our leader-
ship will be freed up to con-
centrate on the essential
public services that only the
State can provide, many of
which are woefully misman-
aged at present — mundane
activities like getting the
mail delivered on time, hav-
ing traffic lights blink regu-
larly, court cases heard on
schedule, classrooms
repaired and staffed by
competent teachers with
modern curricula, police
officers equipped with fully
computerized data-bases,
the chaotic bus network

untangling local irritants like
the Montagu Beach boat
runway, fish market, and
road bottleneck.

With more private-sector
job opportunities available
in an improved economy,
Government may even be
able to attack the bloated
bureaucracy within many
ministries and take the hith-
erto unthinkable step of
sacking redundant staff, with
severance payments that will
cost less than continued use-
less employment.

It would be instructive to
see the study recently com-
missioned by the Cayman
Islands Government from
Mr. James Miller, the tough
US Budget Director under

the President Reagan. It’s
known that he bluntly
attacks the unsustainable
expansion of public sector
spending and personal emol-
uments. How would he react
to our Agriculture Ministry
growing its staff by more
than twenty-fold while agri-
cultural production has
remained stagnant?

Finally, the enhanced eco-
nomic climate should give
Mr Ingraham and his suc-
cessors breathing room to
initiate major tax reform —a
step recognized by all stake-
holders as essential to fiscal
efficiency, but continually
deferred to future thinking.
This bullet must soon be bit-
ten, as it’s clear that reliance

on customs duties will no
longer provide sufficient
revenue or levy a fair charge
on our businesses.

Difficult as it will be to
put in place against in-
grained habits, some form
of sales or value-added tax
(VAT) seems inevitable,
and delay in planning will
only intensify the problems.

We hope that the new
Baha Mar will be profitable
for the Izmirlians and its
Chinese co-owners.

In any event, its arrival on
the scene offers our Gov-
ernment many opportuni-
ties to improve how our
economy functions.

We trust that they will
seize these opportunities
and not simply continue the
same old business as usual.

THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2010, PAGE 5B



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for new discount store

FROM page 1B

he said.

Save City’s proximity toa
Tattoo Parlour immediately
paid off, with the owner
securing a stock of supplies
from Mr Roberts almost
before he could put them on
the shelves.

“He said the price was

right,” said Mr Roberts.
He added that sales have
been improving since the
store opened and they
recently received a shipment
of new stock for the kitchen
and some new personal
hygiene supplies.
According to Mr Roberts,
opening a discount store
during tough economic

times was a perfect fit as
some people continue to get
help from Social Services
and incomes have lessened.

“Saving anywhere they
can is very vital until things
pick back up,” he said.

“So we will provide as low
a price as we can get with
the highest quality of
goods.”

Spring break numbers ‘still
(own on pre-recession years’

FROM page 1B

According to Mr Sands,
however, they are not rest-
ing on seasonal numbers this
year from micro bursts such
as spring break, suggesting
the resorts will count arrivals
conservatively in order to
assess a true recovery of the
tourism industry. Spring
breakers often visit local
resorts on prepaid, highly
discounted group packages
through agencies such as
StudentCity and GradCity.

“We have been rationalis-
ing numbers and reducing
our dependency that kind of
business as a predominant
part of the mixture,” he said.

Projected

GradCity, which is the
High School Graduate arm
of the College Student mar-
keted StudentCity, projected
a two to three per cent
increase in their travel traffic
this year over 2009, while
StudentCity said their num-
bers were relatively flat.

However, StudentCity
expected to carry much
more college student to

“Spring break lived up to our
expectations this year, but it was
not like previous years.”



than any previous year, due
to increase airlift and a new
cruise line to the island.

Now that spring break is
nearing its end, Mr Sands
said the continual spikes and
troughs in tourism arrivals
and occupancy rates that
were common last year
could be commonplace
again.

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P.O. Box N-7518 Nassau. The Bahamas

OVERSEAS BUSINESS

Ng) ~75 Here's a legal way to print money: change the font

attributes, persuaded the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin-Green
Bay to make a switch. Diane
Blohowiak, coordinator of
information-technology user
support, has asked faculty and
staff to use Century Gothic
for all printed documents. The
school also plans to change
its e-mail system so it uses

Century Gothic. "The feed-
back we've gotten so far has
been positive," she said.
"Century Gothic is very read-
able."

The school of 6,500 stu-
dents spends about $100,000
per year on ink and toner car-
tridges. Although students
and staff can change the

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default font to something
more ink-intensive, Blo-
howiak said the university
expects to save $5,000 to
$10,000 per year with the font
switch.

When Printer.com tested
popular fonts for their ink-
friendly ways, Century Goth-
ic and Times New Roman
topped the list. Calibri, Ver-
dana, Arial and Sans Serif
were next, followed by Tre-
buchet, Tahoma and Franklin
Gothic Medium. Century
Gothic uses about 30 percent
less ink than Arial.

The amount of ink a font
drains is mainly driven by the
thickness of its lines. A font
with "narrow" or "light" in
its name is usually better than
its "bold" or "black" coun-
terpart, said Thom Brown, an
ink researcher at Hewlett-
Packard Co., the world's top
maker of printers.

Also, serif fonts — those
with short horizontal lines at
the top and bottom of char-
acters — tend to use thinner
lines and thus less ink than a
"sans serif" counterpart.

But while using less ink at
home can help you buy
roughly one fewer printer car-
tridge each year, it's not nec-
essarily better for the envi-
ronment.

That's because some fonts
that use less ink, including
Century Gothic, are also
wider. A document that's one
page in Arial could extend to
a second page if printed in
Century Gothic. Blohowiak
said her research suggests that
ink comprises the main cost
of a printout, but the envi-
ronmental costs of paper are
probably higher.

"Maybe the individual

characters use less ink, but if
you're using more paper,
that's not so green, is it?" said
Allan Haley, director of
"words and letters" at Mono-
type Imaging Inc. in Woburn,
Mass., which developed Cen-
tury Gothic.

Also, Century Gothic was
designed for limited blocks of
text such as titles and head-
lines, not for full documents,
said Haley, who describes
fonts as his "children."
Despite Printer.com's
research and UW-Green
Bay's experience, Haley said
he still recommends Times
New Roman or Arial for their
readability.

The standard advice for
trimming printing expenses
still applies: Print in "draft
mode," if you can. Use both
sides of a page and do a print
preview to make sure you're
not printing pages with use-
less text such as a copyright
line. Using an ink-saving font
is just one more technique to
consider.

And the greenest way to
save on ink is not to print at
all. That's the philosophy
Microsoft Corp. said it uses
in deciding which fonts to
include in its Outlook and
Word applications. The more
pleasing a font looks on the
screen, the less tempted some-
one will be to print, said
Simon Daniels, a program
manager for Microsoft's
typography group.

That's why the company
changed its defaults in Office
2007 from Arial and Times
New Roman to Calibri and
Cambria, he said.

"We're trying to move the
threshold of when people hit
the print button,” he said.

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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JAMES KERVINS JULES of
BLEUBELL AVENUE, GARDEN HILL #1, P.O. BOX N-9406,
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 8" day of APRIL, 2010 to the
Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ABNER PIERRE of
CARMICHAEL ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 8 day of APRIL, 2010 to the Minister
responsible for nationality and Citizenship, PO. Box
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

GN-1031
MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT

DEPARTMENT OF
PHYSICAL PLANNING

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Public is hereby notified that the Minister for Urban and Island Planning
is considering making an Order in accordance with Section 5 of the Town
Planning Act, Chapter 255 to prescribe the usage of the land described in
the Schedule to this Notice,

The area described in the Schedule is to be designated land upon which
no buildings shall be constructed except for wetlands preservation or
enhancement as this area is being considered for preservation as
wetlands or green space or both.

Interested persons are invited to submit their comments and views in
writing to the Director of Physical Planning on or before Tuesday 30%
March 2010, Further information on the proposal may be obtained from

ihe Department of Physical Planning via P. ©. Box N-1411 of telephone: GN- 1033

322-7 550/2 of Fax: 328-3206.

Michael Major
Director of Physical Planning

SCHEDULE

All that parcel or piece of Crown Land comprising 4.494 acres lying
contiguous to swamp lands and located in White Sound in the southern
section of Green Turtle Cay, Abaco. The said land is more particularly
delineated and shown on the diagram attached to this Schedule.

DIAGRAM

Ministry Of Health

Commonwealth of The Bahamas

Request for Contractors
Pre-Qualification

The Ministry of Health (MOH) is seeking
to pre-qualify contractors to bid on works
for the renovation of the Government
Clinic at Hope Town, Abaco.

Contractors must be in compliance with
the National Insurance Act, and in good
standing with the relevant Government

agencies.

Pre-qualification documents may be
collected from the Administrators Office,
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, from Thursday,
April 1, 2010 during normal working

hours.

Pre-qualification documents should be
signed, sealed and dropped in the pre-
qualification box at the Administrators
Office, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, on or
before 4:00pm on April 12, 2010.



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OVERSEAS BUSINESS

Job openings increase in

several sectors in February

CHRISTOPHER S.
RUGABER,

AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON

Job openings rose in sev-
eral sectors of the economy
in February, including retail,
manufacturing, transporta-
tion, restaurants and hotels,
the Labor Department said
this week.

The report is consistent
with other surveys showing
hiring is picking up in those
areas. It also echoes last
week's national employment
report, which showed broad
job gains in March.

Total job openings, mean-
while, declined in February,
the department said. That's
a sign that hiring remains
sluggish even though
employers are starting to
add workers as they gain
more confidence that the
recovery is taking hold.

The government's Job
Openings and Labor
Turnover survey illustrates
the churn that takes place
in the job market, even
when hiring is weak.
Employers posted 2.7 mil-
lion job openings at the end
of February. That was about
130,000 fewer than in the
previous month. But it still
exceeded the record lows of
2.4 million last year.

"Generally, you're mov-
ing in the right direction on
job openings," said Michael
Feroli, chief U.S. economist
at JPMorgan Chase. But "as
today's numbers remind us,
it's not a straight line up."

Retailers listed 320,000
openings, up from 255,000
the previous month, the
department said. Manufac-
turers posted 17,000 more
openings. Restaurants and
hotels have added nearly
50,000 in the past two
months.

The economy created
162,000 jobs in March, the
Labor Department said last
week. Yet the unemploy-
ment rate remained stuck at
9.7 percent as the number
of people looking for work
rose.

Other surveys also point
to job gains. The Confer-
ence Board said last week
that online job postings have
risen by about 650,000 in the
past five months to more
than 3.9 million.

In another positive sign, a
retail hiring index compiled
by Kronos Inc. showed that
retailers boosted hiring by
9 percent in March to the
highest level since the fall of
2008. Kronos provides
scheduling, payroll and oth-
er work force management
software and services. The
company's index covers 68
companies with 27,000 retail
locations.

Transportation, ware-
housing and utilities compa-
nies are also adding a jobs,
the Labor Department said.
That sector posted 64,000
job openings in February,
about two-thirds higher than
a year ago. Figures for that
sector aren't seasonally
adjusted.

On Friday, the depart-
ment said transportation and
warehousing gained 7,800
jobs in March. That was the
most since September 2007,
before the recession began.

"That's a good sign that
we're moving more freight
and goods,” said Brian
Bethune, chief U.S. finan-
cial economist at IHS Glob-
al Insight.

Echo Global Logistics
Inc., a supply management
company, said Tuesday that
it will open a new sales
office in Dallas. The Dallas
office will initially be staffed
by 10-12 new hires and will
add 30-40 new hires over the
next year, the company said
in a statement.

Automaker BMW Manu-
facturing Co., meanwhile,
said last week that it plans to
hire about 200 temporary
production and logistics
workers at its Greer, S.C.,
plant. The plant makes
BMW's X5 and X6 models
and will begin production of
the X3 later this year.





AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
IN THIS MARCH 30, 2010 PHOTO, job seekers are silhouetted while waiting in line to attend a career fair
put on by National CareerFairs in San Jose, Calif. The Labor Department said Tuesday, April 6, 2010, job
openings rose in several sectors of the economy in February, including retail, manufacturing, restaurants



and hotels, and transportation.

Still, about 14.8 million
people were jobless in Feb-
ruary. That's nearly double
the total from before the
recession began in Decem-
ber 2007. It means about 5.5
people, on average, are com-
peting for each available job.
That's higher than in Janu-
ary, but down from the
record 6.2 reached in
November. Only 1.8 people,
on average, were competing
for each opening in Decem-
ber 2007.

The Labor Department's
report also showed that lay-
offs declined sharply in Feb-
ruary. They fell to 1.8 mil-
lion from 1.95 million in Jan-
uary. Layoffs have fallen
back to pre-recession levels,
but job openings are recov-
ering more slowly. Job
openings remain about 40
percent below their pre-
recession levels of about 4.5
million.

Legal Notice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) WESTMINSTER OVERSEAS LTD. is in dissolution
under the provisions of the International Business Companies Act
2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on April 7, 2010
when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by the
Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Zakrit Services Ltd. of 2nd
Terrace West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 20th day of May, 2010 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may be excluded
from the benefit of any distribution made before such debts are proved.

APRIL 8, 2010
ZAKRIT SERVICES LTD.
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY



GN 1034

APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL
OF BUSINESS LICENCES

The Ministry of Finance advises the general public that in accordance
with the Business Licence Act 1980, all business licences expire on
the 31 December and must be renewed on or before January 1st,
but not later than April, 30th. All Applications must be accompanied
by relevant governmental regulatory requirements to be renewed.

First time applicants may visit our office located on Frederick
Street, Frederick House for more information.

Applications for businesses with turnovers of $1,000,000.00 and
turnovers exceeding $1,000,000.00 should be certified by a certified
Public Accountant, registered under the Public Accountants Act.

You are further advised that it is an offence to carry on a business
without a valid Business Licence. On failure to comply with the law,

Section 15 of the Business Licence Act prescribes on summary
conviction, a fine of $10,000.00 or imprisonment for two years as
follows.

*In any year without lawful excuse carries on a business in
respect of which there is no licence in force.

* Fails to apply for a Business Licence.

* Fails without reasonable excuse to furnish any particulars or
information within the time specified by the Secretary for

revenue.

* Makes a false statement in a material particular in any
application for a business licence, or in any other
information furnished under the Act.

* Obstructs the Secretary of Revenue in the exercise of his
functions under this section of the Act.

Additionally, you are advised that officers from the Ministry of
Finance will commence regular inspections of businesses to
ensure full compliance with the Law.

For additional information regarding this matter, kindly
contact our office, Frederick House, Frederick Street, at
telephone (242)325-1171 or the Administrator’s
office in any Family Island.



GN-1032

a 2 > 3 a
PUBL TICE

The Office Of The Attorney General &
Ministry Of Legal Affairs

Tender Document For The Supply
Of Office Furniture For The Magistrates
Court Complex South & Nassau Streets
Nassau, The Bahamas

NOTICE

The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, through
the Office Of The Attorney General, invites Tenders for The
Supply Of Office Furniture for The Magistrates Court Complex,
South & Nassau Streets, Nassau, The Bahamas.

Interested Companies/Firms are invited to collect the tender
documents between the hours of 10:00am to 4:00pm Monday
through Friday from the office listed below, for a fee of $100.00.
Companies/Firms paying with cheques are to make cheques
payable to the Public Treasury.

The Director Of Court Services
Supreme Court Registry
2nd Floor Ansbacher House
East & Shirley Streets
P.O. Box N-167
Telephone Numbers: 328-3187, 397-1814, 322-4348
Nassau, The Bahamas

Companies/Firms interested in tendering may attend a Pre-Tender
meeting and site visit at The Magistrates Court Complex on South
& Nassau Streets at 10:30am on Monday, March 29, 2010.

The Tender document must be completed with the instructions
therein:-

The original, along with three (3) copies of the completed proposal
must be placed in sealed envelopes clearly marked “Tender
Document For The Supply Of Office Furniture For The Magistrates
Court Complex, South & Nassau Streets” and deposited in the
Tender’s box at the Ministry of Finance, Cecil Wallace- Whitfield
Building, West Bay Street, Nassau, The Bahamas, no later than
10am on or before Tuesday, 13 April, 2010.

All persons/companies must produce a valid Business License
along with a National Insurance Board letter of good standing.

Companies submitting Tenders are invited to be present for the
Tender opening on Tuesday, 20th April, 2010 when the Tenders
Board meets at 10am.

The Office Of The Attorney General reserves the right to reject
any or all Tenders.

Signed:

Thelma A. Beneby (Mrs.)
Permanent Secretary

GN-1030

PUBLIC NOTICE

The public is invited to attend a Town
Meeting to discuss the following proposals:

¢ Demolition of the “Pink Walls” on
the northeastern and northwestern
junctions of Carmichael Coral
Harbour Roads.

¢ Proposed Commercial complex at the
northeastern junction of Carmichael
Coral Harbour Roads.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday
14th April 2010 in at the community centre
located on Coral Harbour Road, immediate
north of the Hemmingway Plaza. Starting
time is 7:00pm.

Interested property owners and the general
public are invited to provide views and
comments on the proposal for consideration
by the Town Planning Committee.

Persons may view the proposed plans at
office of the Department of Physical
Planning located on the ground floor (west
wing) of the Ministry of Works & Transport
Building, J.F. Kennedy Drive.

We appreciate your participation.

Town Planning Committee/
Department of Physical Planning



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Site selected for BMW parts plant in US



Elaine Thompson/AP Photo



GOV. CHRIS GREGOIRE, center, crosses a small stage to greet Theodore Breyer, deputy CEO of SGL Group,
left, as Friedrich Eichiner, CFO of BMW Group, right, and Robert Koehler, CEO of SGL Group look on dur-
ing a news conference Tuesday, April 6, 2010, in Seattle. The companies announced a joint venture to man-
ufacture carbon fiber parts for a new BMW electric car in Moses Lake, Wash. Officials from SGL and BMW
said it was in part because of the availability of cheap and sustainable hydroelectric power at the central
Washington site.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

GEORGE TIBBITS,
Associated Press Writer
SEATTLE

Drawn by cheap and sus-
tainable hydropower, a joint
venture to manufacture car-
bon fiber parts for a new
BMW electric car will be
built in Moses Lake, in cen-
tral Washington state.

The long-expected
announcement that SGL
Automotive Carbon Fibers
LLC will build its state-of-
the-art plant in the town of
about 20,000 people came
at a news conference Tues-
day.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JACKSON CHARLES of

Full Time and Part-Time Math, English and Writing
Tutors needed to tutor children with special needs/
learning disabilities. Person must show that they
enjoy working with children and can work with
little supervision. Please email your information,
qualifications and experience to:

registration/naturalization as a

eight days from the 8" day of

rT ralwave.com
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

LEGAL NOTICE

BETHEL AVENUE, NASSAU, BAHAMAS is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for

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-

APRIL, 2010 to the Minister

responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
HONISTER LIMITED

N O TIC EIS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) HONISTER LIMITED is in voluntary
dissolution under the provisions of Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Act
2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced
on the 24th March 2010 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Peter
Leppard of c/o 1 Raffles Link #05-02 Singapore
039393.

Dated this 08th day of April A. D. 2010
Peter Leppard
Liquidator

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
OCRE LIMITED

N OTIC EIS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) OCRE LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution
under the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced
on the 24th March 2010 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Peter
Leppard of c/o 1 Raffles Link #05-02 Singapore
039393.

Dated this 08th day of April A. D. 2010

Peter Leppard
Liquidator

ROYAL FIDELITY

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NOTICE
CASA VERDE LIMITED

N O TIC EIS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) CASA VERDE LIMITED is in voluntary
dissolution under the provisions of Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Act
2000.

The dissolution of the said company commenced
on the 24th March 2010 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Peter
Leppard of c/o 1 Raffles Link #05-02 Singapore
039393.

Dated this 08th day of April A. D. 2010

Peter Leppard
Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
BRASS TROMBONE LIMITED

N O TIC E IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) BRASS TROMBONE LIMITED is in voluntary
dissolution under the provisions of Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced
on the 24th March 2010 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Peter
Leppard of c/o 1 Raffles Link #05-02 Singapore
039393.

Dated this 08th day of April A. D. 2010

Peter Leppard
Liquidator

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The joint venture is
backed by BMW Group and
SGL Group, Europe's only
carbon fiber manufacturer.

Theodore Breyer, SGL
Group's deputy CEO, said it
plans to break ground at a
60-acre (24-hectare) site in
June and is spending $100
million on the first phase of
the factory.

It initially will employ 80
workers, nearly all from the
region, plus support about
200 construction jobs, he
said.

The plant will be operat-
ing in time to produce com-
ponents for BMW's Megac-
ity vehicle, a high-tech elec-
tric urban car to be launched
before 2015.

"This will be the leading
carbon fiber plant in the
world,” Breyer said.

The plant will import raw
materials from Mitsubishi
Rayon in Otake, Japan, and
spin them into fibers about
one-tenth the width of a
human hair.

Those fibers will be
turned into fabric at SGL's
Wackersdorf, Germany, site,
then BMW will build the
lightweight car components
at Landshut, Germany, and
send them on to the Megac-
ity assembly plant in
Leipzig.

"This enterprise reflects
the global complexion of the
future,” Breyer said.

Moses Lake, about 150
miles (240 kilometers) east
of Seattle, is the largest town
in Grant County, which gen-
erates electricity from its
two dams on the Columbia
River. Negotiations with
state and local officials for
the site began shortly after
the joint venture was formed
in October.

Agriculture is still the
county's major industry: It's
one of the top potato-pro-
ducing counties in the US.
But an increasing number
of high-tech companies have
located there, including a
plant to make solar cell
materials and several elec-
tricity-intensive computer
server farms, primarily
because of the relatively
cheap power.

Dr. Friedrich Eichiner,
BMW AG's board member
for finance, said the renew-
able and low-cost
hydropower was the major
draw as BMW increasingly
positions itself as a "sustain-
able” car company.

Also attractive was a
skilled work force and the
state and local governments’
willingness to quickly grant
permits.











RBC ROYAL BANK OF CANADA
is considering applications for

Manager, Client Care
& Operations
New Providence & Grand Bahama

The successful candidate should possess the

following qualifications:

¢ A college degree in Banking (or a related field)

* Minimum 10 or more years banking experience

¢ Demonstrated ability in the area of Customer
Service, Operations and Supervision.

Required Skills:

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THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2010, PAGE 11B



OVERSEAS BUSINESS



Feds could find more
Toyota safety lapses

BY DEANNA BELLANDI,
Associated Press Writer
BY KEN THOMAS,
Associated Press Writer
CHICAGO

Transportation Secretary
Ray LaHood said he wouldn't
be surprised if a review of doc-
uments from Toyota Motor
Corp. uncovered additional
safety lapses at the Japanese
automaker.

LaHood said Toyota was
"safety deaf" and said the
Japanese automaker made a
"huge mistake” by not disclos-
ing safety problems with gas
pedals on some of its most pop-
ular models sooner. A day ear-
lier, the Department of Trans-
portation charged that Toyota
failed to alert regulators to its
safety problems fast enough
and announced it would face a
record $16.4 million fine.

Documents obtained from
the automaker show that Toy-
ota knew of the problem with
the sticking gas pedals in late
September but did not issue a
recall until late January,
LaHood said on Monday. The
sticking pedals involved 2.3 mil-
lion vehicles.

On Tuesday, LaHood said,
"This is the first thing that we
have found. It may not be the
last thing," adding that “it
would not surprise me if we dis-
covered other information."

Under federal law, automak-
ers must notify the National
Highway Traffic Safety Admin-
istration within five days of
determining that a safety defect
exists and promptly conduct a
recall. Toyota has recalled more
than 6 million vehicles in the
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worldwide because of accelera-
tion problems in multiple mod-
els and braking issues in the
Prius hybrid. The government
said documents provided by
Toyota showed the automaker
had known about the sticky
pedal defect since at least Sept.
29, 2009, when it issued repair
procedures to distributors in 31
European countries and Cana-
da to address complaints of
sticking pedals, sudden increas-
es in engine RPM and sudden
vehicle acceleration.

The Transportation Depart-
ment said the documents also
show that Toyota knew that
owners in the United States had
experienced the same prob-
lems. The Japanese automak-
er was still weighing its options
on Tuesday about whether to
accept or contest the fine. The
proposed fine is the most the
government could levy, but fur-
ther penalties are possible
under continuing federal inves-
tigations. LaHood declined to

speculate on whether Toyota
will face additional fines.

Toyota's fine of $16.375 mil-
lion is the largest ever levied
on an automaker and dwarfs
the previous record: In 2004,
General Motors paid a $1 mil-
lion fine for responding too
slowly on a recall of nearly
600,000 vehicles over wind-
shield wiper failure.

The fine is just one of sever-
al problems it continues to face
related to its recalls. Toyota has
also been named in 138 poten-
tial class-action lawsuits over
falling vehicle values and near-
ly 100 personal injury and
wrongful death cases in federal
courts nationwide.

Still, Toyota's sales have sta-
bilized over the last month
thanks in large part to gener-
ous incentives. On Tuesday
Toyota said it would continue
to offer most of its sales incen-
tives in April after the discounts
helped drive up sales more than
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(AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
IN THIS PHOTO taken on Feb. 6, 2010, a girl looks at a 2010 Prius hybrid model at Toyota
Museum at the Japanese automaker’s headquarters in Toyota, central Japan. An auto
industry group said Tuesday, April 6, 2010, Toyota Motor Corp.’s Prius hybrid was Japan’s
top-selling car in March despite the automaker’s massive recall woes.

(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

TOYOTA MOTOR CORP. President Akio Toyoda, standing, speaks during a meeting of the
Spe cial Committee for Global Quality at its headquarters Tuesday, March 30, 2010 in Toy-
ota, central Japan. Toyota has held the first meeting for its special committee of global qual-

ity control experts that was set up to respond to the Japanese automaker’s recall crisis. Sitting by Toy-
ota are Didier Leroy, second left, executive vice president of Toyota Motor Europe, and Steve Angelo, sec-
ond right, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky.

incentives include cheap leas-
es, zero-percent financing and a
two-year free maintenance pro-
gram. The company said in a
statement Monday said it had
"taken a number of important
steps to improve our commu-
nications with regulators and
customers on safety-related
matters as part of our strength-
ened overall commitment to
quality assurance."

Toyota noted that it has
appointed a new chief quality
officer for North America and
has given its North American
office a greater role in making
safety-related decisions.

Under federal law, automak-
ers must notify NHTSA within
five days of determining that a
safety defect exists and prompt-
ly conduct a recall.

The Transportation Depart-
ment said the fine it is seeking is
specifically tied to the sticking
pedal defect and Toyota could
face additional penalties if war-
ranted by investigations.

The government has linked
52 deaths crashes allegedly
involving sudden acceleration
in Toyotas. The recalls have led
to congressional hearings, a
criminal investigation by fed-
eral prosecutors, dozens of law-
suits and an intense review by
the Transportation Depart-
ment. Toyota has attributed the
problem to sticking gas pedals
and accelerators that can
become jammed in floor mats.
Dealers have fixed 1.7 million
vehicles under recall so far. The
sticky accelerator pedal recall
involves the 2007-10 Camry,
2009-10 Corolla, 2009-10
Matrix, 2005-10 Avalon, 2010
Highlander and 2007-10 Tun-
dra. Consumer groups have
suggested electronics could be
the culprit, and dozens of Toy-
ota owners who had their cars
fixed in the recall have com-
plained of more problems with
their vehicles surging forward
unexpectedly. Toyota says it
has found no evidence of an

electrical problem. Reviews of
some recent high-profile crash-
es in San Diego and suburban
New York have failed to find
either mechanical or electronic
problems. In the New York
case, a police investigation
found that the driver, not the
car, was to blame.

Following the recalls, the
Transportation Department
demanded in February that
Toyota turn over documents
detailing when and how it
learned of the problems with
sticking accelerators and with
floor mats trapping gas pedals.

NHTSA said documents pro-
vided by Toyota showed the
automaker had known about
the sticky pedal defect since at
least Sept. 29, 2009, when it
issued repair procedures to dis-
tributors in 31 European coun-
tries and Canada to address
complaints of sticking pedals,
sudden increases in engine
RPM and sudden vehicle accel-
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The role of
animation

oraphics

FROM page 2B

which are a Series of draw-
ings segregated together in
order to create movement.
It adds element of interest,
humor and attractiveness to
a website which require
deep thinking and visualiza-
tion.

Predominantly, if you
desire to show a bouncing
ball, in the first drawing, you
can show the ball resting on
the ground, in the second
frame, the ball slightly above
the ground, the third one
will show the ball two to
three feet above the ground,
in the fourth one the ball
will come down a bit and so
on until finally the ball is on
the ground.

These drawings are com-
posed together matching
sound effects and timeman-
agement.

Remember to create a
sound file, you will need an
audio program and a sound
card properly installed with
a speaker to hear your
recording.

(An IT technician can
assist you with that).

Even though I still advo-
cate variety as a spice of life,
I do recommend using the
golden rule: “Less is more”,
Keep it simple and do not
overuse!

Software:

PowerPoint and Macro-
media Flash are widely used
software tools. However,
many advanced software are
available to create presen-
tations according to the
intended use. Animations
come in a variety of sizes,
details and speeds. They
may be created in software
such as: Photoshop/Image
Ready, Flash, Director and
3D Studio Max, and then
made available as animated
images (.gif), shockwave
flash (.swf), shockwave
(der), QuickTime (.mov),
Windows movie (.avi) and
MPEG.

2D Animation: It is used
through Power point and
Flash animations.

3D Animation: It is used
in film making where we
require unusual objects or
characters that are not easy
to display.

If you've ever visited a
website that was full of ani-
mation, music, and some
overall "cool" stuff, chances
are it was created with Flash.
What is Flash? Flash is a
free browser add-on that
allows you to view a range
of multimedia material
(videos and music) but that’s
a separate article.

Moving pictures adds
energy and heightens a cus-

tomer’s emotional response,
extending a level of com-
plexity that not every
designer has the tolerance
level to immediately take
on.

This seems like a lot of
algorithms right? honestly,
once you begin your cre-
ativity overpowers!

By and large, even though
animation intrigues me I
often ask myself whether it’s
the animator or the com-
puter that bears most of the
burden.

In actuality I just treat it as
crazy love, given that it is a
time-based medium and the
element is entirely under the
designer’s control while the
viewer is just along for the
fun ride.

Frankly, ensure your
images follow the beat of the
music while experimenting.

Utilize your creativity and
don’t be afraid to take risks.
(Shamelessly become a kid
again!) Brand your own
thunder and own it! Prac-
tice and practice; it makes
perfect. Ultimately you will
get better and move beyond
the embryonic stage.

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By JEFFARAH GIBSON
Tribune Features Writer





FTER carrying out the

instructions dispensed by

the heavenly father in a
vision, Elaine Hinsey, member
of Salem Union Baptist Church
and the Women in White
Group are now holding the
faith, waiting on God to fulfill
his promises.

In September of last year Ms Hinsey

explained that she had a supernatural
encounter with the Lord and during

this experience the almighty God out-
lined a number things for her to do.

“In the vision God said to me ‘Call
the women from the four corners of
the Bahamaland and tell them to meet
me at Clifford Park, dress themselves
in white and lay prostrate before me
and as they cry out to me and hearken
unto my voice, I will dry up the blood
from running through the streets of the
Bahamaland; and on Resurrection
Sunday morning the Bahamas will be a
new nation’,” she told Tribune
Religion.

This supernatural experience is what
prompted Ms Hinsey and the Women
in White Group to plan the interces-
sion that was held on Clifford Park on



RELIGION

Good Friday.

Because of the acts of obedience dis-
played by the Bahamian women last
week they are expecting God to do
what he said.

According to Ms Hinsey there were
more than five thousands women in
attendance. Clad in white gowns, hold-
ing their mats, shoals and prayer
requests in hand, they were ready for
the manifestation of a revival long
overdue.

“The intercession was excellent the
women turned up and it was much
more than I had expected,” she said.

“I mean we expected a crowd, but I
didn’t know the crowd would have
been that big. And just as I saw in my
vision, the women brought their mats,
their shoals, their sheets and whatever
they had, to lie prostrate before God
and I can say that was truly an act of
obedience,” she said.

In her vision God had establish three
intercessors to pray from a number of
issues faced by Bahamian families.
And just as God told her during the
encounter, she said women were
requesting prayers for their marriages,
for their families and for God to

remove the spirit of homosexuality and
the spirit of prostitution.

Up to this day she and the Women in
White Group are still receiving prayer
requests from many individuals.

“While we wait to hear from God,
we will continue to do our work. We
have been praying for people. A few
days ago we had a prayer request from
a someone who had a sick family mem-
ber, so we went to the hospital to pray
for them,” Ms Hinsey told Tribune
Religion.

As they wait and hold the faith they
are expecting others to do the same.

“It is important for others to hold
the faith as well, because where there
is faith God moves. And we know that
God will do what he said he would do.
We are setting the pace for others to
follow,” she said.

With all the vile activities going on in
the country Ms Hinsey said that an
event like this was long overdue.

“The nation needs something like
this every year, but an event like this
must come from God. It is important
that we as a nation hold the faith and in
time we will be the nation that God has
called us to be,” she said.