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By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
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POLICE were forced to
act quickly after a brawl
between several men erupt-
ed outside a court yesterday.

Officers had to restrain
the family of a murder vic-
tim and the relatives of the
person accused of causing
his death.

The scene unfolded after
Seriozha McKenzie, 31, was
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Heights, intentionally
caused the death of Berkley
Theophilus Miller on Friday
May 7.

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on Regent Street, off West
Avenue in Millar's Heights,
when he was shot dead in
broad daylight by someone
inside a passing dark
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CDU ‘yet to contact Keisha Thurston family’

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
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ALMOST one week after
vowing to contact the family
of Keisha Thurston “immedi-
ately” to set up a meeting,
Superintendent Leon Bethel,
head of the Criminal Detec-
tive Unit, is yet to establish
contact with family members,
according to Tribune sources.

This comes after claims
from Keisha’s friends that she
did not commit suicide, and
was a victim of foul play.

Sources also claim the fam-
ily have been “blocked” in the
past when trying to set up a
meeting with senior officers,
including the commissioner
of police and Mr Bethel.

Fresh allegations surfaced
this week from friends, who
claim a possible person of

interest is being “protected”
because of personal family
relations.

However, Assistant Com-
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Hanna said: “In the Royal
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not a practice. It is not con-
doned. In this case that is
absolutely not true. If they
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AG says access to
public information
is fundamental right

ACCESS to public infor-
mation and government data
is a fundamental right of the
individual, Attorney Gener-
al John Delaney said yester-
day while stressing the impor-
tance of passing a Freedom
of Information Act into law.

Despite proclaiming his
interest in ensuring that the
public and media obtain infor-
mation, The Tribune has had
great difficulty getting the
senator to return numerous
phone messages and emails
left for him for over nearly a
month and a half.

One reporter followed up
fruitless calls with an email
last week, detailing the infor-
mation needed. An assistant
in the AG's Office acknowl-
edged receipt of the email
telling The Tribune that she
would print the correspon-
dence for Mr Delaney. Up to
press time he did not respond.

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Boy accused
of pointing
gun at student

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy
accused of pointing a gun at
another male student at a
government school campus is
expected to appear in the
Freeport Magistrate’s Court
today.

Asst Supt Loretta Mackey,
press liaison officer, said
police received a report some-
time around 1.55pm on
Wednesday of an assault with
a deadly weapon at a public
high school.

A 15-year-old male student
told police he was attempting
to locate his video game val-
ued at $200.

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two male students about the
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LOCAL NEWS



Senators pay tribute to
Lady Edith Turnquest

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net



SENATORS paid tribute to Lady
Edith Turnquest yesterday, remember-
ing the late wife of former Governor-
General Sir Orville Turnquest as a patron
of the arts, savvy businesswoman, dedi-
cated spouse and mother, and steadfast
supporter of the Free National Move-
ment.

The leader of government business in
the Senate, Labour Minister Dion
Foulkes, began yesterday's session of the
Upper Chamber with a tribute to Lady
Turnquest’s accomplishments as a nation
builder and devoted Anglican.

"She was also a very successful busi-
nesswoman — she managed, or co-man-
aged one of the leading law firms in this
country, Dupuch and Turnquest, for
many years. And she was involved in
many business endevaours over the
years,” he said.

Mr Foulkes said he worked very close-
ly with Lady Turnquest during his stints
as deputy leader, secretary general and
chairman of the FNM, when they served
on committees together.

He recalled that Lady Turnquest often
hosted fundraising events for the FNM in
her home. "She was a devoted and strong
supporter of the Free National Move-
ment. I had many fundraisers at her home
to raise funds for our organisation. On
many occasions I would speak to Sir
Orville and say 'We'd like to have a
fundraiser at your home’ and his first
response would be, "Dion I have to talk to
the boss first’. But he would invariably
come back with a positive answer,” Mr
Foulkes said.

Unwavering

Leader of opposition business in the
Senate, Allyson Maynard-Gibson,
remembered the unwavering support
Lady Turnquest gave to the political aspi-
rations of her husband, Sir Orville, and
her son, National Security Minister Tom-
my Turnquest.

In spite of her family’s political affilia-
tion, she never let politics interfere with
friendship, the senator added.

Mrs Maynard Gibson described Lady
Turnquest as “an extraordinary woman”
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day paid their respects to the late
Lady Patricia Isaacs, former Deputy
to the Governor-General, at the
Parish Church of the Most Holy Trin-

Following a viewing by immediate
family members, Governor General
Sir Arthur Foulkes paid his respects
at 9.15am. He was followed by Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham at 9.20am;
Chief Justice Michael Barnett at
9.23am, Deputy Prime Minister Brent
Symonette at 9.25am, Cabinet minis-
ters from 9.26am to 9.36am and oppo-
sition leader Perry Christie at 9.37am.

The public was able to sign the
Book of Condolence between
11.30am and 5pm. A State-Recog-
nised Memorial Service will be held
for Lady Isaacs at the Parish of the
Most Holy Trinity at 3pm today.

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Lady Edith Turnquest

not be “minimised by being viewed only
through the prism of politics.”

She pointed out that Lady Turnquest
spent most of her life devoted to charity
work, particularly with the Red Cross,
and also made contributions to the arts at
a time when Bahamians were reluctant to
support local talent.

The senator noted that Lady Turnquest
had been an outstanding athlete in her
youth and an avid tennis player for most
of her life.

"She ran every ball down, so if you
were going to play with Lady Turnquest,
you better bring your energy,” she
recalled. Lady Turnquest was 80 years
old when she suffered a serious stroke
on Saturday morning while vacationing in
London with her husband and eldest
grandson.

She underwent neurosurgery and
remained in a coma until her death at
6.50pm, London time, on Wednesday.
Her husband, their three children and
one of their grandsons were with her at
the time of her death.

Sir Orville served nearly seven years as
governor-general with Lady Turnquest
at his side, from 1995 until late 2001.



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GOVERNOR GENERAL Sir Arthur Foulkes signs the Book of Condolence
for the late Lady Patricia Isaacs, former Deputy to the Governor Gen-
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE





The Tribune Limited

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

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

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

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1972-

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A port Christie cannot change

OPPOSITION Leader Perry Christie
must have been in jesting mood when he
threatened would-be investors that he would
reverse any agreement signed with the Ingra-
ham government that would locate the $65
million container port at Arawak Cay.

And to put the final seal on the threat, he
declared that he was the person who would
win the next general election. We pause here
to suggest that were the PLP to win the 2012
election, Mr Christie, as leader, would be
taking the Gordon Brown exit through the
back door. We certainly never expect to see
him prime minister again.

However, we all know that were he to try
to change this agreement, before he could
complete the first pirouette of the Christie
shuffle he would be so buried in law suits
that he would not be able to dig his way out
— nor would his followers be able to dig
their way in to find him.

And now that Prime Minister Ingraham
has secured the agreement with so many
iron hoops, any hope of Mr Christie chang-
ing one tittle is no longer in the realm of
possibility. It is as foolish of him to have
made those threats as it was of Paul Adder-
ley, many years ago on behalf of the PLP, to
threaten Sol Kerzner that should Mr Ingra-
ham lose the 2002 election he would have to
renegotiate the Paradise Island agreement
with the PLP government. The PLP lost the
election. The Paradise Island resort was built
in record time and became the catalyst that
revitalised this country’s tourist industry.
Seeing Mr Kerzner take the plunge in a
country written off as bad news, many sub-
stantial investors — not drug kingpins as
happened under the PLP— followed. It was
the turning point that led to this country’s
comeback.

“No successor government likes to con-
template having to renegotiate its predeces-
sors’ agreements, even bad agreements par-
ticularly with foreign investors,” Mr Adder-
ley told Mr Kerzner. “But this agreement is
so bad, so exploitive — that every Bahami-
an, including those who still support the
Prime Minister together with the interna-
tional finance community, would applaud a
renegotiation.”

We don’t know who he thought he was
fooling with such bombastic words and bul-
lying tactics, but it was all a bunch of non-
sense. All those who supported Mr Adderley
in such puny thoughts, should turn their

try’s bacon during its rejected years. Mr
Christie could not have been one of their
number at that time because for the five
years that he headed the Bahamas govern-
ment it was openly talked that his one ambi-
tion was to leave the BahaMar resort on
Cable Beach as his legacy to match Mr
Ingraham’s legacy — Atlantis, Paradise
Island. However, he missed the mark
because of his indecisiveness — as usual he
had not signed the final agreement when
time came for the changing of the guard.

And now to talk of relocating the con-
tainer port when, according to him, he
becomes prime minister is really a pathetic
joke.

He says that given a second chance, he
would move the port to his and his party’s
preferred location on the island’s south-
western shores.

At the time that the 2005 Environmental
Impact Assessment study was completed for
the proposed commercial shipping facilities,
the PLP government made the public believe
that the southwest Bahamas was the location
recommended by the independent advisers.
It was only after the PLP was removed from
the government that it was discovered that
the public had been told a half truth.

As Tribune Business pointed out in an
article last year, “based on the criteria
employed by Coastal Systems International’s
assessment team, Arawak Cay scored 12
points, compared to the southwestern port
site’s 10 points on environmental impact.
Where Arawak Cay rated especially high
was on the minimal impact to the terrestrial
environment and water quality.”

However, Arawak Cay lost out because it
did not fit in with the Christie administra-
tion’s preferred site for its long-term master
planning. That master plan took in a wide
sweep of the southwest, where all kinds of
developments, including private, had been
planned. This excluded Arawak Cay.

Anyway, the guarantee of a 20-year exclu-
sivity period for the Arawak Cay port devel-
opment makes it impossible for Mr Christie
or any other government to contemplate a
change of venue.

The agreement is made exclusive for a
20-year period for not only all of New Prov-
idence and Paradise Island, but also within
20 miles of the shoreline and any other port
for the landing of containerized, bulk or
break bulk cargo or vehicles.

The case for
truth, fair play
and principle

EDITOR The Tribune.

ANOTHER one of Ms Nicki
Kelly’s many negative articles
about Tennyson Wells was pub-
lished in The Punch March 11,
2010. Her negative article
attacking me dates back to the
1980’s and never once has she
telephoned, spoken with or
written to me seeking to verify
the truth or validity of state-
ments attributed to me.

Many of these statements
and purported facts are inaccu-
rate and false and can be easily
proven to be inaccurate and
false.

I do not allow myself to be
controlled by emotions in my
public, business or private life.
I pride myself in acting on facts,
principle and considered policy
and never from improper and
malevolent motives.

My opinions, beliefs and pol-
icy considerations with regard
to the development of the fish-
ing industry in the Bahamas by
Bahamians and for Bahamians
have not changed in more the
20 years. To those people who
would open their minds to
understand facts and logic it is
not beyond the comprehension
of reasonable people to appre-
ciate:

1) That the Bahamas has an
exclusive economic zone of 200
miles around most of its land
borders.

2) That at least back in the
early 1990’s, thousands of tons
of migratory fish (tuna, sword-
fish etc) were and I believe, are
still being caught annually by
non-Bahamians in the Bahamas
exclusive economic zone.
Bahamian fishermen are and
were denied the right by both
Governments to economically
fish for tuna and swordfish, etc,
by a short-sighted fishing policy
that could not and would not
be accepted or tolerated by any
of the developed nations of the
world!

3) That for decades most
developed countries have man-
aged their fisheries to ensure
their sustainability. Even where
problems developed govern-
ment initiated fishery manage-
ment programmes to success-
fully ensure the revival and sus-
tainability of the fishery.
Bahamian fishermen are enti-
tled to no less from their gov-
ernments. If we follow Ms Kel-
ly’s advice not one square foot
of land would be tilled for agri-
cultural purposes or one ani-
mal slaughtered to put meat on
our tables.

4) The migratory fish that are
caught in Bahamian water by
non-Bahamians and sold back
to the Bahamas from foreign
countries should be caught by
Bahamian fishermen and sold
in and exported from the
Bahamas.

It is most unfortunate that
we have a few narrow-minded

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intent on retarding the devel-
opment of the country along
the line of their tunneled vision
without regard to the interest of
others.

Tam and have been involved
with Jerome Knowles, Frank
Watson, Douglas Turnquest,
Ardeina Kelley, Patrick Turn-
quest, Reginald Hunt, Alvah
Johnson, Robert Wells and the
late Reginald Knowles in land
development for more than 10
years. I am sure that I speak
for all of them when I say that
we are very proud of all our
subdivision developments,
Faith Gardens and South Seas,
and when they are completed
we are prepared to stack them
up against any similar subdivi-
sion in this or any other coun-
try.

Miss Nicki Kelly seems to
have a special dislike and
malevolent attitude towards a
particular and peculiar group
of Bahamians being involved
in land development in their
own country. She classified us
as environmental terrorist. Has
she ever written anything like
that about expatriate develop-
ers? No never.

For the record South Seas is
a 90-acre plus development not
25 acres as reported in Miss
Kelly’s articles. Approximately
25 acres of the 90 plus acres can
reasonably be classified as wet
lands that we paid in excess of
$750,000.00 for. We own it. The
approved subdivision plans for
South Seas certify that we got
approval for an eight plus acre
marina and left at least 15 acres
as open green space — the legal
requirements are four plus
acres for public open spaces in
a development the size of South
Seas.

Due to articles riddled with
inaccuracies and false state-
ments two EJAS had to be pro-
duced for the South Seas
Development and the channel
to deep water, both of which
were approved by different per-
sonnel at the BEST commis-
sion because they complied
with environmental standards
and best practices. The chan-
nel is hundreds of feet away
from The Bonefish Pond
National Park and was never
designed to go through The
Bonefish Pond National Park
as has been continuously
reported by Nicki Kelly — we
wonder why? The channel is
designed to follow Old Boat

Harbour Channel that has been
depicted on coastal survey
maps of the area for more than
50 years.

Have there been so many
complaints made against or so
many unsubstantiated negative
articles written about the devel-
opments of Port New Provi-
dence, Albany, Sandy Port,
Claridge Marina or Old Fort
Bay? — Oh No - They are non-
terrorist resident expatriates
and are entitled. Not so for a
group of well meaning Bahami-
ans with generations of roots
in their beloved Bahama land.

Just for the record I am also
the lead person in the 100 acre
Lyford Hills development
where we left 10 plus acres for
open green space when the
legal requirement are and were
five acres.

Tinvite Ms. Kelly or any oth-
er complainant to examine the
submitted and approved plans
for South Seas and compare
them to any other similar devel-
opment on this island for envi-
ronmental protection, preser-
vation, conservation and the
amount of open green spaces
and amenities provided for the
enjoyment of the community
residents and subdivision prop-
erty owners. These are just
some of the facts that have
been omitted from or misrep-
resented in Ms Kelly’s articles.
If she was interested in truth
and fair play a simple telephone
call or an hour or so of research
at the Ministry of Public Works
and the BEST Commission
would have afforded Ms. Kelly
the information she needed to
write honest and unbiased arti-
cles.

However, we understand Ms
Kelly’s mental attitude and
thinking — we don’t believe it
will ever change — she cannot
allow the facts and truth to get
in the way of a sensational and
what many of us believe to be
malicious stories. We are how-
ever, comforted by the knowl-
edge that the good Lord in His
wisdom will continue to guide
and lead his own and those who
are honest and fair in their busi-
ness practices. We pray that
God will guide Ms Kelly to seek
truth and accurate information
before she writes. Please be
assured that we do not intend
to be answering every misin-
formed writer or journalists
who no doubt have their own
agendas.

For truth, fair play, and prin-
ciple.

TENNYSON
R G WELLS
Nassau,

March 18, 2010.

Questions about validity of statistics

EDITOR, The Tribune.



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Two men in
hospital after
being ‘chopped’
during fight

TWO men are reported
to be in stable condition
after being “chopped” dur-
ing a fight that erupted on
Potters Cay on Tuesday.

According to reports,
sometime around 6.55pm
on Tuesday, police
received information of a
disturbance at Potters Cay
Dock.

According to reports,
while at Potters Cay Dock,
a fight erupted, which
resulted in two men, a 42-
year-old and a 35-year-old,
being “chopped”.

Stable

The victims were taken
to hospital by ambulance
where they are said to be
in stable condition.

The suspects in the inci-
dent reportedly fled the
area travelling south of
Potters Cay Dock.

Police are investigating
the matter.

Armed gunman
robs man of
cash, jewellery

A Pinedale resident was
robbed of an undeter-
mined amount of cash and
jewellery by an armed gun-
man, according to police.

Police say that around
3.49am on Wednesday they
received reports of an
armed robbery at Pinedale
off Wulff Road.

Handgun

When police arrived at
the scene they were
informed that a man, on
arrival at his residence, was
approached by a dark man
dressed in dark clothing
with a white shirt tied
around his head and armed
with a handgun.

The gunman demanded
cash.

The culprit robbed the
man of an undetermined
amount of money and jew-
ellery before flecing the
area on foot.

Police are investigating.

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net



PARTICIPANTS in the unlicensed
money lending scheme Lamont Pays the
Bills said the police crack-down on the
business was caused by bitter applicants
whose loans were not approved.

One participant said he saw a woman
officer from the Central Detective Unit
“carry on dead bad” after her loan appli-
cation was denied.

He said people who were denied loans
or were impatient while waiting for
information displayed typical “black
crab syndrome” behaviour, and acted
as if they were “entitled to a loan.”

He said people pushed their applica-
tions in the faces of employees and
jumped the line, causing conflict with
other applicants.

Hundreds of civil servants applied for
loans with Lamont Pays the Bills. It is
unclear how many people actually
received loans before the police shut
the office down on Wednesday.

Amid claims that the operation was a







scheme business.

scam from the start, an off duty police
officer said he would not be surprised if
people claiming to have received money
were paid “$100 to promote the thing.”

However despite the raid, in which
three employees were taken in for ques-
tioning, some participants are still con-
vinced the business was honest.

“T got my money. A friend in
Eleuthera go hers. It is the way the peo-
ple behave why there are problems now.
It is not a scam,” said one woman.

She said she would pay back her loan
if the business re-opened. “Tf they find a
suitable place I will pay. I am not run-
ning around looking for them though,”
she said. Prior to the police raid,

FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010, PAGE 5

LOCAL NEWS

Loan applicants speak out

rumours had circulated about the legit-
imacy of the business, but the Securi-
ties Commission of the Bahamas issued
a statement to advise the public that
Lamont Pays the Bills is not licensed to
conduct money lending or financial ser-
vices.

The Commission filed a police com-
plaint with a view to criminal charges
being applied.

Cease

Lamont Pays the Bills, also known as
RLW Associates or RLW Investors, was
instructed by the Commission to “cease
and desist all of its business operations
including the accepting and processing of
new applicants”, and to return the
deposits on all pending applications.

One applicant said he wants to get
his money back, but isn’t sure how to go
about getting it.

He said he knew two of the employ-
ees, and worked with one of them in
the past.

“T know them as reputable people. I
don’t think she would get me into any-

thing (if it was not legitimate),” said the
applicant. Applicants who turned up to
the vacated Cordeaux Avenue office
were confused about what would hap-
pen next. This was the third office loca-
tion for the business in less than one
week. Ongoing problems with landlords
caused them to have to move.

“The landlord came in and spoke to
the manager. No one knew who he was
at first. He left and the manager con-
tinued working. He came back a few
moments later and said, ‘I told you, you
have to get out of here now’. Everyone
heard,” said an applicant, recounting
the story of how the business was evict-
ed from its office near Mackey Street.

“It wasn’t their fault they had to
move. It’s just how bad the people carry
on. That was a glitch they probably did-
n’t think about,” he said.

According to Tribune sources, the
business has been in operation since
2008, but previously only provided bill
payment services. Two female appli-
cants said it was the recent decision to go
public with the loan scheme that caused
things to spiral out of control.



COURT: RICARDO MILLER
Murder case hears of telephone
calls between accused and victim

By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net



THE phone records of mur-
der accused Ricardo Miller
and murder victim Mario
Miller show that on the morn-
ing of June 22, 2002, there
were five telephone calls
between the two.

Mario Miller, 28, was found
dead with multiple stab and
chop wounds in bushes near
the Super Value food store in
Winton.

Brothers Ricardo Miller,
alias Tamar Lee, and Ryan
Miller, alias Manny, are
charged with Mario's murder.

According to Dwight Fer-
nander, fraud control manag-
er at the Bahamas Telecom-
munications Corporation, the
last call placed to Mario
Miller’s cell phone that day
was at 10.54am and came
from a cell phone registered to
Tamar Lee.

That call, according to Mr
Fernander, lasted 15 seconds.

He said the first call
between the two men that day

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had been made from the
phone registered to Tamar
Lee at 8.48am and lasted
about two minutes.

Cellular

A call was made for Mario
Miller’s cellular phone at
9.56am to the phone regis-
tered to Tamar Lee.

That call lasted for about
30 seconds. Another call from
Mario Miller’s cellular phone
was made at 10.16am and last-
ed about three minutes, the
court heard.

Another call was made
from Mario Miller’s cellular
phone to the cellular phone
registered to Tamar Lee at
10.35 and last about 15 sec-
onds, Mr Fernander said.

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terday was Sean Smith, who
was a friend of the deceased.

Mr Smith recalled that he
saw Mario driving his green
and tan Infiniti SUV on East
Street on the morning of Jan-
uary 22, 2002. He said that
around 10am, Mario left
Mason’s Addition and picked
him up.

According to Mr Smith, he
and Mario drove to Good-
man’s Bay where Mario told
him to wait for him.

Mr Smith said under cross-
examination by attorney
Dorsey McPhee that he ate a
hot-dog and watched a soccer
game while there.

He recalled that Mario left
Goodman’s Bay heading west,
and when he returned they
drove east to Mario’s home.

According to Smith, Mario
lived in the pool house at his
father’s home.

He said he and Mario were
there for about five minutes
when Mario received a phone
call and left.

Smith told the court it was
the last time he saw his friend
alive.

Under cross-examination by
attorney Richard Bootle,
Smith said that around 4pm
that afternoon, police called
the residence, inquiring about
the whereabouts of Mario’s
father, Leslie Miller.

According to Smith, the
officers said they had found
Mario’s car.

Smith said he left the resi-
dence and caught a bus home.
He said it was not until he
watched ZNS news that night
that he learned Mario had
been killed.

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STUDENTS
from Clar-
idge Prima-
ry School
took part in
a photo
scavenger
hunt at the
Bahamas
National
Trust’s Dis-
covery Day
exhibit at
the Mall at
Marathon.

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

Legal Notice

NOTICE
SUNSHINE
HORIZONS LIMITED

— 4—

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
MILUCE
INCORPORATION LTD.

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
GRADIENT GOLD
INVESTMENTS INC.

— < _—
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of GRADIENT GOLD INVESTMENTS
INC. has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has
been issued and the Company has therefore been struck

off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
JUNCACEOUS
INVESTMENT CORP.

— 4—

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of JUNCACEOUS INVESTMENT CORP.
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)







Legal Notice

NOTICE
TUESA VILLAS INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE
TENNYSON ISLES LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
LOWER
LAKES LTD.

4),—

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of LOWER LAKES LTD. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
PEACH VALLEY INC.

— f—

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of PEACH VALLEY INC. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

THE TRIBUNE

BNT showcases
its Discovery
Programme

THE Bahamas National
Trust (BNT) has opened a
special exhibition showcas-
ing its Discovery Programme
at the Mall at Marathon.

The exhibition was offi-
cially opened on Wednesday
by BNT president Neil McK-
inney, who told those in
attendance that the Trust has
a long history of pioneering
innovative educational pro-
grammes for young people.

“Discovery Club was cre-
ated in response to a need
for a continuous educational
programme that fosters envi-
ronmental stewardship in
Bahamian youth,” said Mr
McKinney.

Concepts

Discovery Club was intro-
duced in 1995 and combines
concepts and elements of
programmes such as the Boy
Scouts of America, Outward
Bound, and the Governor
General's Youth Award Pro-
gramme.

The Club's goal is to help
its young participants acquire
the knowledge, values and
skills needed to generate
respect for people, nature
and history.

Some of the features, the
BNT said, that make the Dis-
covery Club unique in the
Bahamas are its environ-
mental education pro-
gramme; progressive badge

programme; National Park
grand camping trip, outdoor
classroom lessons and vol-
unteering ethic.

In the past, the success of
the club was always limited
to the fact that it was being
run for one group of children
out of the BNT headquar-
ters.

Today, chapters of the
Club are being established
around the Bahamas and are
now operating from schools,
churches, and community
centres.

The BNT now operates
over 30 clubs at locations
throughout the country.

Mr McKinney thanked the
teachers and volunteers who
are working with the BNT
as Discovery Club coordina-
tors.

He also recognised former
education officer Monique
Sweeting who initially coor-
dinated Discovery Club and
provided the Trust with the
framework to take Discov-
ery Club out to the larger
populations.

Special mention was made
of the BNT’s director of edu-
cation Portia Sweeting who
was given the directive to
start five new Discovery
Clubs and created 30 over
the last two years.

Students from Claridge
Primary attended the open-
ing and participated in an
exhibition scavenger hunt at
the end of the programme.

Legal Notice

NOTICE
WESTON
MOUNTAIN INC.

——

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

ORANGE POINT LTD.

— \~—
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of ORANGE POINT LTD. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
SAPPHIREBERRY
LIMITED

4),—

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of SAPPHIREBERRY LIMITED
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



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LOCAL NEWS

FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010, PAGE 7



National Drug
Plan to cover

‘a minimum

Spirit to stop service to Grand Bahama

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net



FREEPORT - Although Spirit Air-
lines plans to cease service to Grand
Bahama at month’s end, Ministry of
Tourism officials have been able to
negate the lost seats by convincing
other air carriers to increase their ser-
vice to Freeport.

After three years, Spirit will stop
flights between Fort Lauderdale and
Freeport on May 31.

The airline provides two weekly
flights, which totals some 280 seats to
the island.

David Johnson, deputy director
general of tourism, has reported that
Bahamasair and American Airlines
will increase its services between
Fort Lauderdale and Freeport this

summer.

He noted that the increased ser-
vices will surpass Spirit’s seat totals to
Grand Bahama.

Mr Johnson said that Spirit decided
to discontinue service to the island
due to introduction of the Celebra-
tion Cruise Lines to Grand Bahama
which has become very popular to
South Florida resident because of low
fares.

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completion of both phases,
director of the National Insur-
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process.

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ability and access to the prescription drugs needed to treat their
CNCDs as they will have “a much wider choice of providers.”

“Ultimately, these benefits, together with a second compo-
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Legal Notice

NOTICE
GAOTANG INC.

——

/



PATRONS of the event are
Charles Maynard, Minister of
Youth, Sports (above) and
Culture, and Mrs Maynard.

‘Dance, fashion and music

— on show at the ‘African
Mitwarowee Bahamian Culture-Rama’

CELEBRATING the
fashions, music and
dances of Africa and the
Bahamas, the African
Bahamian Association is
presenting the ‘African
Bahamian Culture-Rama’.

Starting at 7.30pm at
the National Theatre for
Performing Arts on
Shirley Street tomorrow,
the event will feature per-
formances by the Gov-
ernment High School
Dance Troupe, the Cre-
ative Folklore Arts Com-
pany, Reuben Deleveaux
(Ruppa-Pum Pum),
Sonovia Pierre (Visage),
Bobby Pinder, Gavin

Dawkins (G Money), and
the Colours Junkanoo
group.

It will also feature
African and Bahamian
fashions by local design-
ers Basheva Eve, Bryda
Knowles, Jeff St John,
Patrice Lockhart, Sabrina
Francis, Cedric Bernard,
Percy Wallace, Judy Dele-
veaux, Kathy Pinder, and
Tesha Fritz.

The event’s patrons are
Charles Maynard, Minis-
ter of Youth, Sports and
Culture, and Mrs May-
nard.

The African Bahamian
Association is a non-prof-
it organisation with mem-
bership of Africans,

Bahamians and other per-
sons of African heritage
or interest.

One of the main objec-
tives of the Association is
to assist the less fortunate
in the Bahamas and also
in Africa. To date, the
Association has made
contributions to four local
charities: Great Commis-
sion Ministries, Children
Emergency Hostel, Unity
House, and the Nazareth
Centre.

Net proceeds from the
event will be used to
donate to two local chari-
ties, contribute to the
Haiti Relief Fund, and for
humanitarian assistance in
Africa.



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of GAOTANG INC. has been completed; a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Com-

pany has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

VERALDINE CORP.

——

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of VERALDINE CORP. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
KERSCHTON
VALLEY LTD.

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
SANGRIA VALLEY
LIMITED

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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TIME CIRCLE CORP.

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Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of TIME CIRCLE CORP. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS INC.

——

i

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
TERRANIERE
SLOPES LTD.

——

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP INC.
(Liquidator)

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NOTICE
DAISIES & LILIES
INCORPORATED

——

£
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of DAISIES & LILIES INCORPORATED
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
HELENSBURGH
VENTURES LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., PR O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
SLIDING ROCKS
MOUNTAIN INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., PR O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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a yoy CL 3 NEWS

Grand Bahamian excels
at American university f

AFTER a long journey with
many obstacles, Dr Brian Bain,
a Grand Bahama native and
salutatorian of the class of 1991
of the Grand Bahama Catholic
High School, last week was
graduated from the College of
Dentistry in Nebraska with high
distinction. Dr Bain hails from
the settlement of Hawksbill and
was raised by a single mother,
Jane Bain and his maternal
grandmother, the late Ismae
Francis, both of whom he said
had a tremendously positive
influence on his upbringing.

He completed his under-
graduate studies at Luther Col-
lege, class of 1995, with double
Bachelors in Biology and
African and African-American
History. He then went on to
Howard University where he
enrolled in the College of Den-
tistry. At Howard, he ranked in
the top five per cent of his class,
but faced with financial hard-
ships, and despite valiant efforts
to overcome this setback, he
exhausted all means to remain
a student there. He continued
attending classes until he was
de-registered in 1996.

Disappointed and dejected,
Dr Bain returned home where
his mother washed and ironed
his lab coats, hung them in the
closet, and declared to him
reassuringly that one day he
would wear them again, his
brother, Robert Bain said.

He taught for a while at the
Freeport Gospel Chapel School
with great success, but he kept
the dream alive of becoming a
dentist by volunteering at the
dental office of Dr Alleyne in
Freeport, his brother said.

In 1998, Dr Bain received a
scholarship to the University of
Nebraska, Kearney. While at
Kearney, Robert Bain said, his
brother was instrumental in
repairing the tarnished image
of Bahamian students perpe-
trated by some of his compa-
triots enrolled there at the time.

“Additionally, in the after-
math of the destruction
wreaked by hurricane Floyd in
1999, he led a group of Bahami-
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$5,000 for hurricane relief back
in his homeland,” Robert Bain
said. Dr Bain was graduated
with a Master of Science degree
in Molecular Biology in 2000
and went on to work in the bio-
medical industry with
BioSource International, a
biotechnical company which
later became Invitrogen Cor-
poration, headquartered in
Carlsbad, California.

Still buoyed with his dream
to become a dental surgeon,
and with the full support of his
wife, Mahala Bain (nee
McPhee), also of Freeport, Dr
Bain gave up the comfort and
security of his job in 2006, when
at the age of 33, he enrolled in
the College of Dentistry at the
University of Nebraska Med-
ical Centre in Lincoln.

Undeterred by negative crit-
icism about his decision, Dr
Bain welcomed the support of
his family, mentors, and close
friends, his brother said.

Dr Bain was one of only
three black students who made
up the group. Robert Bain said
his brother was the most deco-
rated of all the graduates, earn-
ing four of the most prestigious




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awards presented — the Ameri-
can Academy of Orofacial Pain
Award, the American Associa-
tion of Endodontists Award,
the American Association of
Oral and Maxillofacial Sur-
geons (Dental Implant) Award,
and the American College of
Prosthodontists undergraduate
Achievement Award.

His family and friends were
present to witness this memo-
rable occasion. Dr Bain said
he feels truly indebted to the
countless individuals who were
instrumental in giving him
financial support, advice and
encouragement, particularly
during his undergraduate years
at Luther College. He thanked
his brother Robert Bain for
financial assistance, his sister
Jackie Cooper, who organised
cook-outs, his sister Claudette
Bain, who took out a loan, and
other family members and
friends who assisted in some
way. He said he is also grateful
for the scholarships that he
received from the Rotary Club
of Freeport and the Bahamas
Supermarket Foundation. Dr
Bain will enter private practice
in Freeport, Illinois.

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APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

Credit Suisse AG, Nassau Branch offers applications for an Apprenticeship Program
which is outlined hereafter. Full details and an application form can be obtained from:

The Program Administrator

Credit Suisse AG, Nassau Branch

The Bahamas Financial Centre, 4 Floor
Shirley & Charlotte Streets

P.O. Box N-4928

Nassau, Bahamas

Application forms should be returned no later than MAY 31, 2010.

AIM

As a corporate citizen desirous of making a positive contribution to the local
community, Credit Suisse AG, Nassau Branch plans to offer a scholarship to a
Bahamian student to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree at the College of The Bahamas
(‘COB’) under its Apprenticeship Program.

CONDITIONS

* The candidate may select Business Administration or any banking related
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Economics major) as their field of study.
A minimum grade point average of 2.6 must be maintained at all time.
Grades must be submitted to the Program Administrator at the Bank within
three weeks at the end of each semester.
The candidate must be willing to work twelve (12) hours per week (part time)
and four (4) months per year (full time) at the Bank during MAY, JUNE, JULY,
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studies at COB.
The candidate cannot be an immediate family member of a person employed
at the Bank.
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responsible for supervision, work assignments, advice, release of payments
and all other administrative and supervisory details.
The candidate must be “drug free” throughout the entire four (4) year contract
period.
The candidate should register for and successfully complete a minimum of
twelve (12) credits per semester as a full time student.
The candidate cannot be employed by a third party during the four (4) year
period.
The candidate must become PC literate by the end of year one of the program.

BENEFITS
Credit Suisse AG, Nassau Branch will pay for the following costs whilst
the candidate is enrolled as a student at College of The Bahamas:

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A Housing Allowance of $1,700.00 (year one), $1,800.00 (year two), and
$2,000.00 (year three and four).

A Transportation Allowance of $1,500.00 (year one), $1,500.00 (year two), and
$1,600.00 (year three).

Book Allowance; paid in full.

Allowance for Miscellaneous expenses of $800.00 per annum (year one) and
$1,500.00 per annum (year two).

Special Allowance for candidates from the Family Islands $3,000.00 (year one),
$3,200.00 (year two), and $3,500.00 (year three)

Health Insurance (provided the candidate submits to a medical examination by
the Bank’s medical doctor prior to commencing Apprenticeship Program).

COVENANTS

* No consideration will be given to the sex, race or religion of the candidate
during the selection process.

* The Bank shall have no obligation towards the candidate with regards to
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PROGRAM OUTLINE

The Apprenticeship Program has a duration and contract period of four (4) years
as follows:

YEAR 1: Full time study at COB and part time employment per paragraph B) 4.
YEAR 2: Full time study at COB and part time employment per paragraph B) 4.
YEAR 3: Full time study at COB and part time employment per paragraph B) 4.
YEAR 4: Full time employment with the Bank at an entry-level job at the Bank’s
discretion.

In lieu of salary, the Benefits as per Paragraph C are paid during the first three
years of the program. During the fourth year, a salary will be paid in lieu of
tuition, fees and allowances (adjusted for cost of living increases).

NOTE: Students who are currently enrolled in
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LOCAL NEWS

Brawl outside -
murder coutt »

FROM page one

It is alleged that on Friday, May 7, he,
being concerned with others, conspired
to murder Mr Miller. Eighteen witnesses
are listed on court dockets. McKenzie was
not required to enter a plea to the murder
charge.

His attorney Wayne Munroe asked that
the court’s record reflect that on Tues-
day, officers of the Central Detective Unit
denied McKenzie the opportunity to meet
with his attorney.

FROM page one

free to bring it forward.

“T stand on my profession-
al integrity when I say what I
said,” added Mr Hanna, after
refusing to answer the ques-
tion of whether the claim was
specifically investigated in
Keisha’s case.

A retired high ranking
police officer told The Tri-
bune: “A person of interest
might be tipped off when the
police start asking questions.
They might be given some
warning.”

When the accusation was
presented to Mr Bethel, he

McKenzie was remanded to Her
Majesty’s Prison. His case has been
adjourned to next Wednesday for a fixture
hearing.

As McKenzie was being escorted back
to Bank Lane, relatives of the deceased
became embroiled in an altercation with
relatives of the accused, forcing police to
intervene.

After some 15 minutes, order was
restored on Bank Lane with one man
being taken into custody. It was unclear up
to press time whether charges were filed
against him.


































Legal Notice

NOTICE
LICCONE HOLDINGS LTD.

Legal Notice

NOTICE
GROVES CRESCENT INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

——

/
Notice is hereby given that the above-named

Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

ARGOSA CORP. INC. (Liquidator)

(Liquidator)

__CDU ‘yet to contact
_ Keisha Thurston family’

said: “I don’t have any infor-
mation about that.

“This is the first time Iam
hearing this. I would request
that they give me the infor-
mation so the matter could
be investigated. It is
unknown to me or investiga-
tors. Anyone who has infor-
mation that could assist us
we would request they make
contact with us so we can fol-
low through.”

One of Keisha’s friends
said she was “feeling hope-
less”, because despite public
assurances from the police,
she knew from personal
experience the police are not
always helpful or thorough
in their investigation. She
said none of the evidence
seems to be enough for
police to publicly say her
death was “suspicious.”

Tribune sources claim a
ladder was removed as evi-
dence from Keisha’s house
by the police. The ladder was
said to be positioned upright,
less than eight inches from
Keisha’s body, within reach
for her to kick or tug. It was
not leaning in any way.

The retired officer said
friends and family of Keisha
were better off looking for-
ward to a coroner’s inquest.
He said a coroner’s inquest
is sometimes better than a
police inquiry, because peo-
ple have to testify under oath
during an inquest, unlike
when giving information to
police.

“The inquest would be the
way to go, where you could
summons people to give evi-
dence and be questioned by
lawyers. The coroner’s



] KEISHA THURSTON



inquest usually brings out
evidence. The family could
write to the coroner and say
these are persons of interest,
and ask them to be invited
to testify,” said the retired
officer.

Keisha was found hanged
in her family’s home at McK-
inney Drive on February 28.
The police investigation is
still open, although officers
originally said it was an
“apparent suicide.”

Friends claim the police
did not “take it serious at the
crucial time” because they
had a “one track mind”, and
now most leads have proba-
bly gone cold.

Mr Bethel confirmed that
Keisha’s case is headed for
the coroner’s court.

“The coroner is responsi-
ble for the investigation of
all deaths. The matter goes
for a continuation of the
investigation done by the
police, notwithstanding our
investigation, for a declara-
tion as to how the person
came by the death,” said Mr
Bethel.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

FLYING BIRDS LTD.

—

#
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of FLYING BIRDS LTD. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
COLLY MORE LIMITED

——

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of COLLY MORE LIMITED has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
VANSBRO INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named

Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
WHITE LILY
HOLDINGS LIMITED

——

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

PANSAT LITE CORP.

—

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of PANSAT LITE CORP. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
KALMAR INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
MIDAS SOUND
INDUSTRIES LTD.

— + ——

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
BOHEMIA
INVESTMENTS LTD

——

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
STRADIVARI VENTURES LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., PR O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
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THE TRIBUNE

FROM page one

High School, is expected to
stand trial on January 17,
2011.

During yesterday’s hearing,
Mr Shurland told Justice
Hartman Longley that the
prosecution’s fast-tracking of
the Birbal matter to trial was
a form of discrimination and
left him without adequate

time to prepare for trial.

At a fixture hearing in
Freeport on May 6, Mr Shur-
land expressed concern about
the trial being set on May 10.
Justice Longley tentatively set
the trial for May 31 to allow
Mr Shurland to file applica-
tion for constitutional motion,
which was set for May 13.

Access to public information

FROM page one

Another reporter spent four |)

weeks calling and emailing the
senator before he replied, by
email, and provided the data
needed.

At least two other Tribune
journalists have left unanswered
messages for the senator in the
past month.

However, while debating a
resolution thanking Governor-
General Sir Arthur Foulkes for
his Speech from the Throne, giv-
en at the opening of Parliament
last month, Mr Delaney said the
government is committed to giv-
ing the public wider access to
data.

"The Freedom of Informa-
tion Bill... this will significantly
enhance transparency and
accountability. It is very impor-



JOHN DELANEY



tant to the right of the individual to have information,” he

said.

"We (saw) how important information is to the Bahamian
people when we liberated the airwaves in granting the radio and
television licenses that have absolutely transformed our democ-
racy in terms of people being able to express themselves and for
ideas being able to be consolidated and crystallised in the
course of discussion over the airwaves.

"This measure (a FOIA) will be extremely relevant to our
people, important to our media for the purposes of getting
public information concerning public affairs and the business of
the government," said Mr Delaney.

In the speech, the Ingraham administration promised it will
bring a FOIA, along with more than 30 other pieces of legis-
lation, to Parliament before the end of its term.

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NOTICE
LEMMING BEACH INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Galvin Gaskins, assistant
director in the Attorney Gen-
eral’s Office, and Erica Kemp
of the AG’s office in
Freeport, appeared on behalf
of the Crown.

Birbal, a 47-year-old
Trinidadian, was present in
court.

Mr Shurland told Justice
Longley he was seeking to
have the matter stayed for
four years to allow for a
“cooling off” period.

He said: “It normally takes
one to two years to take a
matter to trial, even by Vol-
untary Bill of Indictment.

“There appears to be some
form of discrimination as to
how quickly this matter has
come up. Birbal was brought
to the Bahamas in April and



by May a trial was set. We are
not saying we don’t want a
trial, but we don’t have time
to adequately prepare.

“To take Birbal out of the
normal flow by channeling
(his matter) through the sys-
tem is a form of discrimina-
tion,” he argued.

Justice Longley then asked
Mr Shurland if whether a tri-
al date perhaps in November
would suffice.

“Tf you had raised this dur-
ing the arraignment on May 6,
we would not be here. This
application would not be. We
would have addressed this,”
Mr Longley stated.

However, Mr Shurland
stated that the prosecution
had already informed the
defence that the issue of bail
was the reason for fast-track-
ing the matter to trial in May.

Admitting that the issue of

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NOTICE
TAMPA VALLEY INC.

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New trial date set

the potential for granting bail
may arise at some point, Mr
Gaskins offered proposals for
fixture on October 11, and
during the months of Novem-
ber and December. He also
indicated that dates in Janu-
ary 2011 were also available.

Justice Longley agreed that
Mr Shurland had made a
valid point regarding the fast-
tracking of the Birbal matter
over more serious matters in
the system.

The fixture of January 17
was agreed on by both sides.

Mr Shurland informed Jus-
tice Longley that he is also
seeking a change of venue.
He also expressed concern
about newspaper reports.

“Tt is the responsibility of
the AG’s office to ensure that
persons are not allowed to go
out and malign a citizen of
the Bahamas ... and allow

untruths to ferment by way
of the press, especially when
we have a matter that is so
highly charged,” he said.

He noted that Birbal was
suspended sometime in early
January 2009 on allegations
that were made by the PTA
president at the EMRHS.

Birbal was arrested in New
York on May 3, 2009, on a
traffic violation. He was incar-
cerated for one year.

“There have been reports
that Birbal fled the jurisdic-
tion when in fact that never
happened. He merely went to
the airport and next thing he
is fleeing the jurisdiction.
There were also reports that
Mr Birbal was fighting extra-
dition,”

Justice Longley said that
the Attorney General’s Office
has a right to protect the
integrity of the trial.

Legal Notice

NOTICE
HUMMINGLEY PLAINES LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
JINGLE INDUSTRIES LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
SOMARIK
PITITANE CORP.

——

#
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section

138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of SOMARIK PITITANE CORP.
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of TAMPA VALLEY INC. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

YAT SING CO. LTD.

—— i

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of YAT SING CO. LTD. has been complet-
ed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
RAINMAKER
CASTLE LTD.

4—
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of RAINMAKER CASTLE LTD.
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
WESTERN RIDGE
GROUP LTD.

——

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP INC.
(Liquidator)


















on the 12th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., PR O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
BECONTREE GROUP LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., PR O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
ROCKING
CHAIR LTD.

,—
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of ROCKING CHAIR LTD. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
LAKE
WIGAN INC.

i—

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of LAKE WIGAN INC. has been completed;
a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Com-

pany has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP INC.
(Liquidator)

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, , MAY 14, 2010 ,
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LONDON

BRITAIN'S first coalition
government in seven decades
held its inaugural meeting, as
members of once-rival parties
sat around the Cabinet table
together — and signaled their
seriousness about deficit-
slashing by agreeing to an
immediate pay cut, according
to Associated Press.

Conservative Prime Minis-
ter David Cameron presided
over the gathering, sitting
across from his deputy, Lib-
eral Democrat leader Nick
Clegg.

There are 18 Conservative

ministers and five Liberal
Democrats in the new Cabi-
net. The two parties forged a
coalition government —
Britain's first since World
War II — after last week's
national election produced a
hung Parliament, in which no
party has an overall majori-
ty. The Tories won 306 of the
650 House of Commons seats,
the Labour Party 258 and the
Lib Dems 57.

Cameron filled out his gov-
ernment team Thursday with
a slew of junior ministerial
appointments and visited key
government departments to
speak to civil servants.

Legal Notice

NOTICE
THATCH VALLEY

HOLDINGS LTD.

—

é

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of THATCH VALLEY HOLDINGS LTD.
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE
STURDY RAINBOW LTD.

——

i

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

SCHWANENSEE INC.

——

/

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of SCHWANENSEE INC. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
LONE STARLEAN CORP.

——

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of LONE STARLEAN CORP.
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

NTERNATIONAL NEWS

"The more I think about
this endeavor on which we
have embarked, the more
excited I become," Cameron
told staff at the Department
for Business, Innovation and
Skills. "Because this coalition
government, if we can make it
work — and I believe we can
— isa five-year government."

Among the first acts of the
new Cabinet, which has said
deficit-cutting is its top prior-
ity, was agreeing to take a 5
percent pay cut and subse-
quent five-year salary freeze
that the government says will
save taxpayers 300,000
pounds ($450,000) a year. The
move leaves the prime min-
ister's annual salary at 142,000
pounds, plus 65,000 pounds
for sitting as a lawmaker. Oth-
er ministers get slightly less.

Clegg spoke Thursday night
with U.S. Vice President Joe
Biden, after Cameron held
phone talks Tuesday with
Obama.

"They looked forward to
close cooperation between
their governments on the
shared challenges of
Afghanistan, the global econ-
omy and international secu-
rity,” Britain's Cabinet Office
said in a statement. Clegg
"stressed that the U.S. and
the U.K. acting in harness
could make a dramatic differ-
ence."

New ministers emerged
from Thursday morning's
Cabinet meeting in 10 Down-
ing St. smiling.

"It went very well,” said
Education Secretary Michael
Gove. "I was delighted by the
sense of partnership and com-
mon purpose.”

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Downing Street in London, Thursday May 13, 2010. Britain's new coalition government held its inaugural
meeting Thursday, with members of once-rival parties sitting around the Cabinet table together for the first
time in decades, with Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron sitting across from his deputy, Liber-
al Democrats leader Nick Clegg. Others unidentified. (AP)

"It's like we'd been work-
ing together for years,” said
Work and Pensions Secretary
Tain Duncan Smith.

The right-of-center Con-
servatives and the center-left
Lib Dems have hammered
out a policy agreement with
compromises on both sides.
The third-place Lib Dems get
moves toward the electoral
reform they have long cher-
ished, while the Tories retain
key platform planks includ-
ing an annual cap on immi-
gration and cuts to public
spending to reduce Britain's
ballooning deficit.

Duncan Smith said the gov-
ernment's main task was "to
get the economy back on
track."

A BBC survey of econo-
mists who advise the Treasury
department found Thursday
that most are predicting that
the government will raise
sales taxes to slash the record
153 billion-pound ($225 bil-

lion) deficit.

Most of those questioned
predicted an increase in value
added tax from its current
17.5 percent to 20 percent
before the end of 2011.

Before the election, neither
party had refused to rule out
the tax increase on goods and
services.

Clegg and Cameron have
also pledged sweeping
reforms to Parliament, civil
liberties laws and ties to
Europe.

Cameron's office
announced Conservative law-
maker David Lidington and
Liberal Democrat Jeremy
Browne would serve as junior
ministers at Britain's Foreign
Office, under Conservative
foreign secretary William
Hague.

The Labour Party, relegat-
ed to opposition after 13 years
in power, is facing a leader-
ship contest following the res-
ignation of former Prime Min-

ister Gordon Brown. So far
only ex-Foreign Secretary
David Miliband has
announced his candidacy, but
others are expected to follow
— including, perhaps,
Miliband's younger brother
Ed.

Brown, meanwhile, con-
firmed Thursday that he will
continue to sit in Parliament
as a backbench Labour law-
maker. His predecessor, Tony
Blair, quit the House of Com-
mons when he stepped down
as prime minister in June
2007.

Visiting a college in his
Scottish home town of Kirk-
caldy, Brown said he hoped
to remain in Parliament "for
these next few months and
years."

"IT may have given up one
job, but the job that I love in
politics is to be your Member
of Parliament, and I hope
we'll be able to work togeth-
er," he said.

Legal Notice

NOTICE
ACAMAR POLARIS CORP.

— ——.

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of ACAMAR POLARIS CORP.
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
LONOON
MOUNTAIN CORP.

— -——

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
HAINES JUNCTION S.A.

a

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of HAINES JUNCTION S.A. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

ELFIN VALLEY INC.

— >—
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of ELFIN VALLEY INC. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
WINTERGREEN
VALLEY INC.

——

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
RENSO ASSET
MANAGEMENT LTD.

—

/

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of RENSO ASSET MANAGEMENT
LTD. has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has
been issued and the Company has therefore been struck

off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP INC.
(Liquidator)



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resources, which other coun- _, O8 top of all these emo-
tries exploit for their own tions lay the desire to put
benefit. Not too long ago, _ the spirits of my forebears
Africans themselves were to rest in some way. I want-
counted among these ed to reassure the souls of
resources. When blacks in all slaves, and especially the
the Diaspora think of the — ones that are related to me
‘motherland’ they are refer- in particular.

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fathers were taken fromher because I don’t know any-
shores, that we were birthed thing about them except that
from her captured children. they were Slaves.

But when we use this word,

motherland, how often do

we really think about what SEE page 16

this looked like for those
who were kidnapped, what
it meant for those that were
left behind?

I had the opportunity to
ponder these questions this
past semester, which I spent
studying in Ghana and
Benin, countries on the
coast of West Africa that
were heavily involved in the
slave trade.






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along the last hundred feet
of the route slaves would
have marched to the coast
in Benin.

These were powerful
experiences for me and it’s
hard to describe exactly how
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their walls for weeks as they
waited for the ships that
would take them to the
Americas.

As hard as it is to admit, I
also had feelings of discon-
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privileged I was to be stand-
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I tried my best to think hard on them, to reach them with
my own spirit and to let them know that one of their own
had come back, that I made the journey that they longed to
in their stead. That brings up another reason the trips were
so difficult, I wasn’t making them only for myself - I had
people behind me and those family and friends who cur-
rently stand beside me to think of as well.

The trips that we made to the north of Ghana were just as
somber. We visited villages that attempted to protect them-
selves from slave raiders. Gwollu and its neighbours built a
huge wall that surround their homes, farmland and water
sources. The people of Sankana discovered large caves that
they could hide thousands of people in, along with food
and water, until it was safe for them to come outside again.
These communities took offensive measures as well - in
Gwollu, there were holes in the wall that the villagers could
shoot through and in Sankana there was a lookout post so
that men would be prepared to fight the slave raiders when
they did come.

These trips gave me a whole new perspective on the slave
trade. What I remember learning in high school was that
Africans sold their brothers and sisters for liquor, guns and
other material goods. While there is an element of truth in
this, as with every history, it is far from the full picture and
things were much more complicated than that. I never heard
the story of resistance, which I think is an incredibly impor-
tant part of what happened. Think of the resentment that is
encouraged in Diasporans by the belief that their ancestors’
family members got rid of them for a pittance? Traded
them for trinkets that would have little value past maybe a
few years? Going to these villages helped me to see that, at
least within some communities, people did try and protect
one another.

Damage

Another reality that was impressed upon me after visiting
these villages was the damage that has been done to them
and to entire nations as a result of having generations of peo-
ple taken away. They were left with the weak, the old, the
infirm, who themselves had experienced psychological trau-
ma — how could they be expected to progress at any sort of
comparative rate to other, unaffected, countries? Ones that
were actually hoisting themselves up on their broken shoul-
ders? The hard answer is that they haven’t. And they’re still
struggling to repair their broken bones.

In spite of the difficulty of these visits, I thought they
were far less depressing than the places we saw along the
coast. My whole idea of how the slave trade worked has been
expanded. As simple as it sounds, as obvious as it may be for
another person, I am so glad that I now know that people
fought back, and sometimes they triumphed. Sankana for
example can boast of never having been conquered by slave
raiders. Which raises another question, why aren’t we told
about these stories? They are just as valuable as the numer-
ous tales of sorrow that we hear.

The sum total of these field trips and other ones like
them made for an empowering semester. Thinking about
everything that my ancestors went through, both before
and after they left the continent, I am awed by their strength
and resilience. Their survival displays an incredible spirit, one
that I feel I can call on if ever I am in need. It would be
absurd to think that I could go through anything that would
challenge their experience. Regardless of anything else I
could accuse them of, the legacy they have left me, just by
surviving, is enough counsel to sustain me for a lifetime. This
is knowledge I think everyone in the Diaspora needs to
have and would benefit from. For example, self-esteem
problems are at the root of a lot crime committed by young
people, and I think that if they were allowed to wonder
about their lineage, they would see that they have something
they can be proud of and a legacy to build upon. This would
encourage them not to get bogged down in petty relationship
problems or to lose hope after they experience disappoint-
ment.

Thad an incredible experience and I urge everyone to go
to West Africa if ever they have the chance, especially if they
are members of the Diaspora. It is true that I had an acad-
emic programme to guide and challenge me through my
journey, but I think that a similar experience can be had if
one goes with their eyes and ears open and a willingness to
think critically about everything that they encounter.

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PHIL SMITH

amed Bahamian sportscast-
er, the late Philip Maynard
Smith, and Bahamian
Olympic medallist Frank
Rutherford’s dream of launching an
all-sports radio station in the Bahamas
will soon be realized with testing
expected to begin in mid-May.

Smith and Rutherford, as the
licensees of SPORTSRADIO 103
(ZSR 103.5FM), always shared a pas-
sion for sports in general. It is with
great enthusiasm that this station,
unlike any other in the Bahamas, is
introduced.

SPORTSRADIO 103 will provide
global sports coverage, including
American teams and athletes, and
raise the level of the ever growing
sporting culture in the Bahamas.
SPORTSRADIO 103 will also help

“My feelings are mixed because my husband
isn’t there to see it happen, especially since
his birthday was May 7. He would have been

53. Nonetheless, I’m still excited about
seeing his dream come to fruition.”

expose and promote Bahamian ath-
letes and sports organisations within
the Family Islands.

The station’s licensees aspire to cel-
ebrate and highlight Bahamian ath-
letes’ achievements via the media and
raise the bar of excellence. For them,
sports is an integral fabric of our com-
munity and their radio station would

— Blossie Smith



bridge the gap between the excellence
of our athletes and the recognition
deserved.

“Sports can play a major role in a
country’s identity. We want SPORT-
SRADIO 103 to help shape that iden-
tity through its extensive and com-
plete coverage of the Bahamian sport-
ing scene,” Rutherford said. “This is

the first time in Bahamian history that
the public will be provided with a plat-
form for free expression, dedicated
solely to concerns within the sporting
community via 24 hour local sports
radio broadcasts. SPORTSRADIO
103 will be a major institution that
educates our people and the world
about the unbelievable accomplish-
ments Bahamians have achieved.”

Wite of the late Phil Smith, Blossie,
described the opening of SPORT-
SRADIO 103 as bitter sweet.

“My feelings are mixed because my
husband isn’t there to see it happen,
especially since his birthday was May
7, He would have been 53. Nonethe-
less, I’m still excited about seeing his
dream come to fruition.”

SEE page 14



Geno Bullard
Jr raising
eyebrows

at Ridley

By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

ONE of the country’s ris-
ing elite athletes continues to
excel while he studies abroad
and is making the transition as
a legit two-sport star.

Geno Bullard Jr, generally
known for his basketball
prowess on the hardwood, has
become a record-setting per-
former in the field of athletics.

Bullard has leapt to record-
setting marks in the long jump
as he won the gold medal in
his latest outing with a jump
of 6.68m.

The mark set a new Con-
ference of Independent
Schools of Ontario record for
Bullard in his first year at Rid-
ley College.

He placed first in a field of
41 athletes and captured a
first place finish in his third
consecutive meet. His near-
est competitor, Leopold Tafel
of Trinity College, finished a
distant second with a leap of
5.70m.

The versatile jumper also
competed in the high jump
where he qualified for the
final with a jump of 1.75m,
but leapt just 1.55m in the
final.

Thus far, he has taken first
place in the Ridgeway/Crystal
Beach Invitational at Ridge-
way H S where he also set the
meet record with a jump of
6.82m.

Bullard has been a wel-
come addition on the track
for Ridley College where he
also became the national
Canadian record holder in the
long jump by a 10th grader.
His next meet is slated to be
the Metro Finals set for May
19-20.

Bullard was a highly touted
basketball player since his
early days in primary school
at St Thomas More and has
experienced success at each
level so far.

He has been a member of
BAISS championship winning
squads at the junior level at St
John’s College and at the
senior level with the West-
minster Diplomats.

Bullard has also been a
member of the junior nation-
al basketball team which rep-
resented the Bahamas at
FIBA Americas Champi-
onships in the summer of
2009.

In an interview with The
Tribune prior to his departure
for Ridley College, Bullard
stated his expectations.

“My goal is to make my
family proud and my country
proud,” he said. “It’s a big
prestigious school in Canada
and they have high expecta-
tions for me, so I will do my
best when I go there.”

With his performances thus
far, Bullard has assured that
his family, the country, and
his coaching staff at Ridley
are certainly proud of his
achievements.



BOA names six for Youth Olympics



AS Team Bahamas prepares to field
its team for the inaugural Youth
Olympic Games, the first discipline of
athletes have been ratified by the
Bahamas Olympic Association (BOA).

Six track and field athletes have been
named by the BOA, with team mem-
bers in other disciplines set to be
named later as the games approach
this August in Singapore.

Shaunae Miller, Stephen Newbold,
Marva Etienne, Ryan Ingraham, Lath-
one Minns and Tania Gaitor were the
first athletes named to the team, each
of which were medallists or record
holders in last month’s Carifta Track
and Field Championships in the Cay-
man Islands.

Quartermilers Miller and Newbold
set new Carifta records in the under-17
girls 400m and under-17 boys 400m
hurdles respectively.

Ingraham and Minns have captured
back-to-back medals in the high jump

and triple jump respectively.

Etienne finished with the bronze in
the under-17 girls 100m at her first
Carifta championships, while Gaiter,
based in high school in Florida, had
an impressive showing in her first out-
ing as amember of a Bahamian nation-
al team.

The Youth Olympic Games is sched-
uled for August 14-26 with athletes
between the ages of 14 and 18 expect-
ed to compete in 26 disciplines.

The BOA has stated that the
Bahamas will participate in track and
field, swimming, tennis and judo.

At the Youth Olympics, Newbold is
expected to compete in his signature
event, Miller in the 300m hurdles, while
Gaitor and Etienne in the 200m and
100m respectively.

Ingraham and Minns will also look
to extend their international medal-
winning streak in their signature
events.









SHAUNAE MILLER is expected to compete in the 300m hurdles at the Youth

Olympic Games in Singapore...







Marion Jones
seeks to make
amends in
the WNBA

TULSA, Okla. (AP) —
Marion Jones made a mistake
and paid the price for it. Her
prison term completed, she
could have found a quiet
place and stayed away from
the scrutiny and all the ques-
tions about being stripped of
her Olympic medals.

Instead, she wants to make
amends for what she did
wrong.

The 34-year-old Jones will
return to the world of sports
Saturday night when she
makes her debut with the Tul-
sa Shock, the WNBA fran-
chise that moved out of
Detroit in the offseason.
Known for her triumphs as a

No Liu
vs Robles
showdown
in Shanghai

SHANGHAI (AP) —
Olympic hurdles champi-
on Dayron Robles of
Cuba is skipping this
month’s meet in Shang-
hai, preventing a show-
down with Chinese star
Liu Xiang.

Robles’ name is not on
the list of athletes who
have entered the elite
meet May 23. This is the
second stop of the new
Diamond League tour.

Liu is one of China’s
most popular athletes. He
is to run in the 110-meter
hurdles despite an
Achilles’ tendon injury
that forced him to pull out
last weekend’s meet in
Osaka, Japan. If healthy,
he will face world cham-
pion Ryan Brathwaite of
Barbados.

The meet also is to fea-
ture Jamaican sprint great
Usain Bolt.



MARION JONES

track sprinter at the 2000 Syd-
ney Olympics, and later for
having her five medals taken
away for using steroids, she’s
returning to her roots as a
basketball player after more
than a decade.

“T’ve made the choice not
to disappear, not to crawl up
in a hole, not to be a hermit,
but to put myself out there
on the highest stage of sport
again and have people judge
me, criticize me, watch me
and then hopefully it helps
them in their lives,” Jones
said, taking a seat on the floor
of the college practice gym
where the Shock work out.

“If I see that happening,
then all of this would be
absolutely worth it.”

Powell
headlines
Diamond League
opener in Doha

DOHA, Qatar (AP) —
Jamaican sprinter Asafa Pow-
ell will be the main attraction
at the first meet of the newly
created Diamond League,
which opens Friday without
many of the sport’s biggest
names.

The Doha meet is the first
of 14 around the world in the
Diamond League — the suc-
cessor to the Golden League
— but it will be missing 100-
meter stars Usain Bolt and
Tyson Gay. Also absent are
the three athletes who shared
the $1 million Golden League
jackpot last year — Russian
pole vaulter Yelena Isinbaye-
va, American 400 runner
Sanya Richards and Ethiopi-
an distance runner Kenenisa
Bekele.

Richards and Bekele are
out injured, while Isinbayeva
is taking a break from com-
petition after failing to win a
medal at the world indoor
championships. The total
prize money being offered in
the Diamond League is $6.3
million across 32 disciplines.
Top performers in each event
at the end of the season will
get $40,000, as well as a
$10,000 diamond trophy.

Richards ‘heartbroken’ if she
loses Olympic relay medal

ZURICH
(AP) — Two-
time Olympic
1,600 relay
champion
Sanya Richards
says the
prospect of los- |
ing her first
gold medal
because of a
teammate’s
doping is heartbreaking.

Richards tells the Associ-
ated Press that the US team’s
victory at the 2004 Athens
Games was a career highlight
because it was her first

RICHARDS



Olympics.

She said on Tuesday she’s
praying that the five team-
mates of Crystal Cox can
keep their title and medals.

But Richards, the individ-
ual 400 world champion, said:
“T know that’s probably not
going to happen.”

Cox admitted in January to
using anabolic steroids, and
accepted a four-year suspen-
sion and disqualification of
her results from 2001-04.

The IAAF governing body
wants the US team stripped
of its Athens victory. An JOC
panel is examining the case.

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TRIBUNE SPORTS

SPORTS

Four outstanding baseba
players to receive awards

Andre Rodgers National Baseball

Cole hopes his
fitness will be
a World Cup
ticket

By ROB HARRIS
AP Sports Writer

COBHAM, England (AP)
— Joe Cole believes his
World Cup place shouldn’t be
under threat if England coach
Fabio Capello consults
Chelsea’s medical records.

“We've done the fitness
tests today and I’m the fittest
player in the squad,” Cole
said on Thursday at Chelsea’s
Cobham training ground. “So
I’m fresh and hungry and
want to get out there to the
World Cup.”

On Tuesday morning,
Cole’s hopes of going to
South Africa appeared to be
over when he woke up to
newspaper headlines assert-
ing that he hadn’t been
included in the 30-man pro-
visional squad.

But even after a text mes-
sage arrived on his phone
from a Football Association
secretary telling him he had
made the World Cup squad,
the 28-year-old midfielder had
done little this season to jus-
tify a return to the England
fold.

First woman to win
a PBA Tour title

ARLINGTON, Texas
(AP) —Kelly Kulick, the first
woman to win a PBA Tour
title when she beat the men in
January in the Tournament
of Champions, won the U.S.
Women's Open for her sec-
ond women's major victory in
15 days.

Kulick, from Union, N.J.,
beat Liz Johnson of Cheek-
towaga, N.Y., 233-203 in the
final at the International
Training and Research Cen-
ter. Kulick also won the U.S.
Bowling Congress event in
2003. Two weeks ago in El
Paso, she won the USBC
Queens.

THE Bahamas Baseball
Federation (BBF) is expected
to award four of a number of
outstanding players during the
opening ceremony of the
Andre Rodgers National
Baseball Championships next
month.

They are Chad Burrows,
Ashton Allens and Addie
Finlay, all of Faith Baptist
Christian, and Byron Fergu-
son, Geren Albury, Kyle Hall
and Brandon Murray, all of
Trinity Christian Academy

Championships all set

Warriors.

The opening event is set for
7:30pm June 4 at Grand
Bahama Senior Baseball
Park. In a press statement, the
BBF congratulated the play-
ers on an outstanding high
school baseball season.

“Each of these young men
are in contention to win one
of these prestigious awards



for 2010 — Most Outstanding
High School Player, Most
Outstanding High School
Pitcher, Most Outstanding
College Player, Most Out-
standing College Pitcher.
“The BBF is in full prepa-
ration mode for the upcom-
ing eighth edition of the
Andre Rodgers National
Baseball Championships,”

said the statement.

The statement said the
BBF witnessed a milestone
when 45 young Bahamians
entered high schools and col-
leges in the US to further
their education and represent
their respective schools on the
baseball diamond.

“After their first seasons on
the baseball diamond, some
of these young men are hav-
ing and continue to have out-
standing baseball seasons,”
said the release.



Nadal puts away Isner to
reach Madrid quarters

MADRID (AP) —
Rafael Nadal reached the
quarterfinals of the Madrid
Masters with a 7-5, 6-4 win
over big-serving John Isner
of the United States on
Thursday.

Isner held his own
against the second-seeded
Spaniard before losing his
serve in the 11th game of
the first set, during which
he received treatment to
his arm.

Nadal served out for the
set and broke the Ameri-
can early in the second
before holding his service
for the win.

Nadal came into the
Madrid Masters off wins at
Monte Carlo and Rome.

Earlier, stxth-seeded Fer-
nando Verdasco was beat-
en by 7-5, 6-3 by Jurgen
Melzer of Austria.

With the center court’s
retractable roof closed due
to rain, Verdasco was not







RAFAEL NADAL reacts during the match against John Isner in the

Madrid Open yesterday...

(AP Photo)

at his best and needed
treatment on his right foot
after the first set.

The Austrian player will
next play Nicolas Almagro
of Spain.

In the women’s third
round, eighth-seeded
Samantha Stosur of Aus-
tralia beat Patty Schnyder
of Switzerland 7-6 (3), 6-2
to set up a quarterfinal with
Venus Williams.

“Tt’s Venus so you have
to expect a good match,”
Stosur said. “Clay proba-
bly isn’t her favourite sur-
face. We’ve played a few
times and I’ve never been
able to win so it’s one of
those times when I have to
go out there and give it my
best shot.”

Li Na of China beat
Alona Bondarenko of
Ukraine 6-3, 6-4 and Sha-
har Peer of Israel defeated
Arantxa Parra Santonja of
Spain 7-5, 6-2.





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INBRIEF

By The Associated Press



ORLANDO, Florida. (AP)
— Tiger Woods said tests
showed an inflamed neck
joint that causes pain and
makes it hard to turn his head,
an injury that will require lit-
tle more than medicine, mas-
sages and rest.

Woods had an MRI that
revealed inflammation in a
facet joint of his neck. He said
on his website that when facet
joints are inflamed, it causes
pain in the area along with
headaches and difficulty rotat-
ing the head.

He withdrew from the final
round of The Players Cham-
pionship on Sunday after a
week in which he was seen
stretching and rolling his
neck. Woods said his neck
had been bothering him since
before he returned from a
five-month layoff at the Mas-
ters, and that it was not relat-
ed to the November 27 car
accident when he ran into a
tree, setting off revelations of
infidelity.



TIGER WOODS

PRO FOOTBALL

NEW YORK (AP) — A
positive drug test notwith-
standing, Houston Texans
linebacker Brian Cushing is
still The Associated Press
NFL Defensive Rookie of the
Year.

Five days after he was sus-
pended without pay for four
games, a nationwide panel of
50 sports writers and broad-
casters who cover the NFL
voted again to give Cushing
the award. He didn’t receive
anywhere near the 39 votes
of his previous landslide vic-
tory, but the 18 he got in
Wednesday’s revote were
enough to reclaim the hon-
our.

Although Cushing said he



FROM page 13

103 sooner.

hour.



Phil, Frank’s all-sports radio
station dream come true

Blossie explained that Smith’s illness during the latter
part of his life delayed plans of launching SPORTSRADIO

Above all, integrity, honesty and hard work are the
ideals Phil would have wanted SPORTSRADIO 103 to be
known for, according to his wife.

Guests representing many sporting bodies will be fea-
tured during our regular daily live programming, exploring
topics important to our listeners. The on-air team is com-
prised of Bahamians’ Anthony “The Preacherman”
Walkine, Ivan “Showtime” Francis, Jeannie “Bubble”
Minus, Troy “Sports Beast” Feaste and American Matt
“Sammy” Sampsell, who is also the sports director.

Sports Radio Bahamas’ daily programming schedule
includes three sports updates and one news update every

You can contact the sports director or producer, Dahalia
Smith, at info@bahamassportsradio.com, the news direc-
tor Karan Minnis at news@bahamassportsradio.com and
SPORTSRADIO 103 at (242)322-5065.

The featured shows and their hosts are as follows:

The Sports Guy w/“Sammy”: 7am-10am

Sports Beat w/“Bubbles”: 10am-1pm

Sports Talk w/“Showtime”: 1pm-4pm

The Last Shot w/“Mr Feaste”: 4pm-7pm







Ortiz ready
to show loss
to Maidana
behind him

By DAVE SKRETTA
AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Vic-
tor Ortiz has heard every
question that could possibly
be asked of a young fighter
after suffering his first knock-
out loss.

What went wrong? Have
you put it behind you? Will
it happen again?

It’s been almost a year since
that night at Staples Center
in Los Angeles, when the hot
prospect ticketed for stardom
came crashing down in spec-
tacular fashion. Marcos Maid-
ana turned his handsome,
boyish face into a garish mess
of bruises and cuts over six
rounds, laying a savage beat-
ing as much on Ortiz’s body
as his psyche.

“Tt was a shocker, I have to
be honest,” said Ortiz’s pro-
moter, Richard Schaefer, who
remembers sitting ringside.
“Tt was very surprising.”

Some critics accused Ortiz
of quitting in the ring, one of
boxing’s cardinal sins. They
claimed that the 23-year-old
from Garden City, Kan., nev-
er wanted to fight, and that
he was looking for a way out
after tasting the power from
his Argentine opponent.

Fellow boxers came rush-
ing to his defense, unwilling to
allow someone with such
potential to have his career
reduced to embers at such a
young age. Oscar De La
Hoya and Shane Mosley
offered their support, and
Manny Pacquiao sent a note
of encouragement.

“A lot of fighters said,
‘Keep your head up, man,’”
Ortiz said. “Floyd May-
weather came up to me and
spoke to me, he gave me his
mind. He said, ‘I don’t know
what you’re doing kid, but
youre a lot better than that.’
Coming from Mayweather,
man, that says a lot.”

Ortiz wound up spending
six months out of the ring
recovering, until finally start-
ing the long road back. He
followed an easy win over
Antonio Diaz by defeating
Hector Alatorre in February,
and now takes on the most
difficult test of his redemp-
tion tour when he faces for-
mer lightweight champion
Nate Campbell on Saturday
night at Madison Square Gar-
den.

Perhaps then, he can deliv-
er the answer to the most
important question that can
be asked of any fighter: Does
he have any heart?

“Tve always just rolled it
off. That night, I don’t know
what happened,” Ortiz said.
“My dad came into my life
for the first time since I was
10, my brother walked out
two months before the fight.
It was just not the night that I
wanted for something that
big.”

took a non-steroid substance,
the league still considers it a
performance-enhancer.

In the revote, Cushing fin-
ished five votes ahead of Buf-
falo safety Jairus Byrd. Green
Bay linebacker Clay
Matthews IIT got 12, Wash-
ington linebacker Brian
Orakpo earned three votes,
and St Louis linebacker James
Laurinaitis got one.

BASEBALL

DENVER (AP) — Binoc-
ulars in the bullpen? Major
League Baseball didn’t like
what it saw, and has told the
Philadelphia Phillies to knock
it off.

The Phillies insisted they
weren't trying to steal signs
when bullpen coach Mick
Billmeyer was caught on cam-
era peering through binocu-
lars from the bullpen bench
at Coors Field earlier this
week.

Manager Charlie Manuel
told The Associated Press
that Billmeyer simply was
watching Philadelphia catcher
Carlos Ruiz set up defensive-
ly Monday night.

FSN Rocky Mountain, the
flagship broadcaster of the
Colorado Rockies, showed
Billmeyer using the binocu-
lars to peer in on Colorado
catcher Miguel Olivo while
the Phillies were at bat in the
top of the second inning.

It also showed a quick
image of Phillies center field-
er Shane Victorino in the
dugout on the bullpen phone
in the top of the second.

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FREEPORT CONCRETE COMPANY LIMITED

Dear Shareholder,

Further to our last update to you on April 26 2010, it is our obligation to advise you
that the company has very little cash to continue to operate.

The potential buyer of some of the assets of the company has not followed through
on his commitment to give us a definitive agreement, and other parties, that showed
interest in the 126.75 acres of land that we own, have also not taken their interest
any further.

Our bank is not prepared to extend us anymore credit and is putting pressure on us
to pay back the $2 million that we owe them.

Also several major creditors are putting demands on us to pay back what we owe
them.

As we have been indicating in all of our quarterly letters to shareholders since
February 2008 the company has been in need of a cash injection in order to sustain
adequate inventory levels at the Home Centre. These quarterly reports are on our
website www.fccbahamas.com for your review.

It is now 2 years later and as forecasted, inventory levels have dropped significantly
resulting in minimal sales at the Home Centre.

Therefore without a cash injection into the company we will have to cease operations
and put the company into liquidation.

Before that happens we would like to give an opportunity to you our shareholders

to try and save this company by subscribing to more shares and helping us in raising
sufficient cash to pay off the bank and giving us some cash to buy the inventory we
need at the Home Centre.

Ideally we are looking to raise $3 million in order to pay off the $2 million we owe
the bank and to have some cash to purchase badly needed inventory at the Home
Centre.

Currently our inventory value at the Home Centre is only $575k and our daily sales
are insufficient to cover our expenses resulting in losses every day. With the cash to
be able to buy all of the inventory that we know will move quickly off our shelves, we
will see an immediate increase in our daily sales.

We have proven this can be done because in April one of our suppliers shipped

us several containers of building materials and we saw our sales increase by 63%
over the previous 2 months sales. If we had been able to purchase other inventory
such as major appliances, ac mini splits, plumbing and electrical supplies, carpet,
laminate flooring, lighting, fans, hardware etc, etc our daily sales average would have
increased substantially.

Also Butlers Food World will be opening up a 20,000 sq ft supermarket in the Home
Centre building in July 2010 which will save us about $19k each month in rent. The
opening of this supermarket will drive a substantial amount of traffic to us and if we
have the right inventory for these shoppers this will have a positive impact on our
sales as well.

We refer to our 2â„¢ qtr financial statements which were published along with our
letter to all of you on April 26". As you can see in the financial statements, if we had
achieved the same sales levels in the six month period of this fiscal year, as in the
same period of last year, our results would have been substantially better.

Once we can secure the $2 million to take out the bank and have some cash for
inventory so that we can continue to operate, we will then actively try and sell the
126.75 acres of land for as much as possible and hopefully close to the appraised
value of $4,950,000.

Unfortunately time is not on our side and we have several issues working against us:

1) Our financial statements have not been audited since our year end August 31,
2008 because we are unable to pay our auditors their fees.

2) Assessing a value for the company in a short space of time so as to determine
the required number of shares to issue as well as the price.

3) The company’s major shareholder is not prepared to subscribe for more
shares as he has already assisted the company financially with regards to
personal bank guarantees for the company’s line of credit at the bank as well
as allowing the Home Centre to remain in his building without paying any rent
for the past 16 months.

So that we can assess quickly if there is any interest from you our existing
shareholders, please send an email to: newshares@fecbahamas.com advising

how much cash you would be prepared to inject into the company. Based on the
response we will determine if we can raise enough cash from our shareholders in
order to continue to operate. You can also use this email address to ask any questions
pertaining to our company.

Please be advised that this is not an offer to purchase or subscribe for any shares
in the company, but only our preliminary assessment of shareholders interest in
pursuing a rights offering in the future.

Many thanks

Ray Simpson

President and CEO
Freeport Concrete Co Ltd

May 12, 2010

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Bahamas to host
accounts seminar

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

THE LARGEST gathering
of accountants in the
Caribbean, the Institute of
Chartered Accountants of the
Caribbean’s (ICAC)
Caribbean Conference, is being
held in the Bahamas in June
and will be one of its most
important conferences ever.

President of the Bahamas
Institute of Chartered Accoun-
tants (BICA), Reece Chipman,
said yesterday that the line-up

of speakers
will seek to
address
changes in
the global
and regional
environment,
which has
sparked dras-
tic changes in
the financial
sector across
the world.
The confer-
ence’s theme is: Responding to
Change - Reshaping the
Accounting Profession in the



CHIPMAN

Caribbean.

He added that global
accounting body presidents
from organisations such as the
International Federation of
Accountants (IFAC), the
Association of Chartered Cer-
tified Acountants (ACCA),
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can Institute of Certified Public
Accountants (AICPA) and
Scotiabank will be represent-
ed, and the conference is
expected to bring in more than
400 delegates from 28 coun-
tries.

“This conference is an excel-
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with speakers and participants
from all areas of government,
education and industry,” said
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“We have an exciting week-
end planned for our delegates
and spouses, an educational
and fun-filled weekend in the
Bahamas.”

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ed at this 28th annual
Caribbean Conference of
Accounting professionals are
the former Prime Minister of
Barbados, Owen Arthur; min-
ister of state for finance (Bar-
bados), Darcy Boyce; ACCA
representative, Shi Ali Khan;
and senior vice-president of the
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gates undergoing completely
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able bags and literature printed
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between several men erupt-
ed outside a court yesterday.

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the family of a murder vic-
tim and the relatives of the
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ALMOST one week after
vowing to contact the family
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ately” to set up a meeting,
Superintendent Leon Bethel,
head of the Criminal Detec-
tive Unit, is yet to establish
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This comes after claims
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Sources also claim the fam-
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interest in ensuring that the
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mation, The Tribune has had
great difficulty getting the
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Senators pay tribute to
Lady Edith Turnquest

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net



SENATORS paid tribute to Lady
Edith Turnquest yesterday, remember-
ing the late wife of former Governor-
General Sir Orville Turnquest as a patron
of the arts, savvy businesswoman, dedi-
cated spouse and mother, and steadfast
supporter of the Free National Move-
ment.

The leader of government business in
the Senate, Labour Minister Dion
Foulkes, began yesterday's session of the
Upper Chamber with a tribute to Lady
Turnquest’s accomplishments as a nation
builder and devoted Anglican.

"She was also a very successful busi-
nesswoman — she managed, or co-man-
aged one of the leading law firms in this
country, Dupuch and Turnquest, for
many years. And she was involved in
many business endevaours over the
years,” he said.

Mr Foulkes said he worked very close-
ly with Lady Turnquest during his stints
as deputy leader, secretary general and
chairman of the FNM, when they served
on committees together.

He recalled that Lady Turnquest often
hosted fundraising events for the FNM in
her home. "She was a devoted and strong
supporter of the Free National Move-
ment. I had many fundraisers at her home
to raise funds for our organisation. On
many occasions I would speak to Sir
Orville and say 'We'd like to have a
fundraiser at your home’ and his first
response would be, "Dion I have to talk to
the boss first’. But he would invariably
come back with a positive answer,” Mr
Foulkes said.

Unwavering

Leader of opposition business in the
Senate, Allyson Maynard-Gibson,
remembered the unwavering support
Lady Turnquest gave to the political aspi-
rations of her husband, Sir Orville, and
her son, National Security Minister Tom-
my Turnquest.

In spite of her family’s political affilia-
tion, she never let politics interfere with
friendship, the senator added.

Mrs Maynard Gibson described Lady
Turnquest as “an extraordinary woman”
whose contributions to the country should

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THE country’s top officials yester-
day paid their respects to the late
Lady Patricia Isaacs, former Deputy
to the Governor-General, at the
Parish Church of the Most Holy Trin-

Following a viewing by immediate
family members, Governor General
Sir Arthur Foulkes paid his respects
at 9.15am. He was followed by Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham at 9.20am;
Chief Justice Michael Barnett at
9.23am, Deputy Prime Minister Brent
Symonette at 9.25am, Cabinet minis-
ters from 9.26am to 9.36am and oppo-
sition leader Perry Christie at 9.37am.

The public was able to sign the
Book of Condolence between
11.30am and 5pm. A State-Recog-
nised Memorial Service will be held
for Lady Isaacs at the Parish of the
Most Holy Trinity at 3pm today.

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Lady Edith Turnquest

not be “minimised by being viewed only
through the prism of politics.”

She pointed out that Lady Turnquest
spent most of her life devoted to charity
work, particularly with the Red Cross,
and also made contributions to the arts at
a time when Bahamians were reluctant to
support local talent.

The senator noted that Lady Turnquest
had been an outstanding athlete in her
youth and an avid tennis player for most
of her life.

"She ran every ball down, so if you
were going to play with Lady Turnquest,
you better bring your energy,” she
recalled. Lady Turnquest was 80 years
old when she suffered a serious stroke
on Saturday morning while vacationing in
London with her husband and eldest
grandson.

She underwent neurosurgery and
remained in a coma until her death at
6.50pm, London time, on Wednesday.
Her husband, their three children and
one of their grandsons were with her at
the time of her death.

Sir Orville served nearly seven years as
governor-general with Lady Turnquest
at his side, from 1995 until late 2001.



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GOVERNOR GENERAL Sir Arthur Foulkes signs the Book of Condolence
for the late Lady Patricia Isaacs, former Deputy to the Governor Gen-
eral at Parish Church of the Most Holy Trinity on Thursday.



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A port Christie cannot change

OPPOSITION Leader Perry Christie
must have been in jesting mood when he
threatened would-be investors that he would
reverse any agreement signed with the Ingra-
ham government that would locate the $65
million container port at Arawak Cay.

And to put the final seal on the threat, he
declared that he was the person who would
win the next general election. We pause here
to suggest that were the PLP to win the 2012
election, Mr Christie, as leader, would be
taking the Gordon Brown exit through the
back door. We certainly never expect to see
him prime minister again.

However, we all know that were he to try
to change this agreement, before he could
complete the first pirouette of the Christie
shuffle he would be so buried in law suits
that he would not be able to dig his way out
— nor would his followers be able to dig
their way in to find him.

And now that Prime Minister Ingraham
has secured the agreement with so many
iron hoops, any hope of Mr Christie chang-
ing one tittle is no longer in the realm of
possibility. It is as foolish of him to have
made those threats as it was of Paul Adder-
ley, many years ago on behalf of the PLP, to
threaten Sol Kerzner that should Mr Ingra-
ham lose the 2002 election he would have to
renegotiate the Paradise Island agreement
with the PLP government. The PLP lost the
election. The Paradise Island resort was built
in record time and became the catalyst that
revitalised this country’s tourist industry.
Seeing Mr Kerzner take the plunge in a
country written off as bad news, many sub-
stantial investors — not drug kingpins as
happened under the PLP— followed. It was
the turning point that led to this country’s
comeback.

“No successor government likes to con-
template having to renegotiate its predeces-
sors’ agreements, even bad agreements par-
ticularly with foreign investors,” Mr Adder-
ley told Mr Kerzner. “But this agreement is
so bad, so exploitive — that every Bahami-
an, including those who still support the
Prime Minister together with the interna-
tional finance community, would applaud a
renegotiation.”

We don’t know who he thought he was
fooling with such bombastic words and bul-
lying tactics, but it was all a bunch of non-
sense. All those who supported Mr Adderley
in such puny thoughts, should turn their

try’s bacon during its rejected years. Mr
Christie could not have been one of their
number at that time because for the five
years that he headed the Bahamas govern-
ment it was openly talked that his one ambi-
tion was to leave the BahaMar resort on
Cable Beach as his legacy to match Mr
Ingraham’s legacy — Atlantis, Paradise
Island. However, he missed the mark
because of his indecisiveness — as usual he
had not signed the final agreement when
time came for the changing of the guard.

And now to talk of relocating the con-
tainer port when, according to him, he
becomes prime minister is really a pathetic
joke.

He says that given a second chance, he
would move the port to his and his party’s
preferred location on the island’s south-
western shores.

At the time that the 2005 Environmental
Impact Assessment study was completed for
the proposed commercial shipping facilities,
the PLP government made the public believe
that the southwest Bahamas was the location
recommended by the independent advisers.
It was only after the PLP was removed from
the government that it was discovered that
the public had been told a half truth.

As Tribune Business pointed out in an
article last year, “based on the criteria
employed by Coastal Systems International’s
assessment team, Arawak Cay scored 12
points, compared to the southwestern port
site’s 10 points on environmental impact.
Where Arawak Cay rated especially high
was on the minimal impact to the terrestrial
environment and water quality.”

However, Arawak Cay lost out because it
did not fit in with the Christie administra-
tion’s preferred site for its long-term master
planning. That master plan took in a wide
sweep of the southwest, where all kinds of
developments, including private, had been
planned. This excluded Arawak Cay.

Anyway, the guarantee of a 20-year exclu-
sivity period for the Arawak Cay port devel-
opment makes it impossible for Mr Christie
or any other government to contemplate a
change of venue.

The agreement is made exclusive for a
20-year period for not only all of New Prov-
idence and Paradise Island, but also within
20 miles of the shoreline and any other port
for the landing of containerized, bulk or
break bulk cargo or vehicles.

The case for
truth, fair play
and principle

EDITOR The Tribune.

ANOTHER one of Ms Nicki
Kelly’s many negative articles
about Tennyson Wells was pub-
lished in The Punch March 11,
2010. Her negative article
attacking me dates back to the
1980’s and never once has she
telephoned, spoken with or
written to me seeking to verify
the truth or validity of state-
ments attributed to me.

Many of these statements
and purported facts are inaccu-
rate and false and can be easily
proven to be inaccurate and
false.

I do not allow myself to be
controlled by emotions in my
public, business or private life.
I pride myself in acting on facts,
principle and considered policy
and never from improper and
malevolent motives.

My opinions, beliefs and pol-
icy considerations with regard
to the development of the fish-
ing industry in the Bahamas by
Bahamians and for Bahamians
have not changed in more the
20 years. To those people who
would open their minds to
understand facts and logic it is
not beyond the comprehension
of reasonable people to appre-
ciate:

1) That the Bahamas has an
exclusive economic zone of 200
miles around most of its land
borders.

2) That at least back in the
early 1990’s, thousands of tons
of migratory fish (tuna, sword-
fish etc) were and I believe, are
still being caught annually by
non-Bahamians in the Bahamas
exclusive economic zone.
Bahamian fishermen are and
were denied the right by both
Governments to economically
fish for tuna and swordfish, etc,
by a short-sighted fishing policy
that could not and would not
be accepted or tolerated by any
of the developed nations of the
world!

3) That for decades most
developed countries have man-
aged their fisheries to ensure
their sustainability. Even where
problems developed govern-
ment initiated fishery manage-
ment programmes to success-
fully ensure the revival and sus-
tainability of the fishery.
Bahamian fishermen are enti-
tled to no less from their gov-
ernments. If we follow Ms Kel-
ly’s advice not one square foot
of land would be tilled for agri-
cultural purposes or one ani-
mal slaughtered to put meat on
our tables.

4) The migratory fish that are
caught in Bahamian water by
non-Bahamians and sold back
to the Bahamas from foreign
countries should be caught by
Bahamian fishermen and sold
in and exported from the
Bahamas.

It is most unfortunate that
we have a few narrow-minded

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intent on retarding the devel-
opment of the country along
the line of their tunneled vision
without regard to the interest of
others.

Tam and have been involved
with Jerome Knowles, Frank
Watson, Douglas Turnquest,
Ardeina Kelley, Patrick Turn-
quest, Reginald Hunt, Alvah
Johnson, Robert Wells and the
late Reginald Knowles in land
development for more than 10
years. I am sure that I speak
for all of them when I say that
we are very proud of all our
subdivision developments,
Faith Gardens and South Seas,
and when they are completed
we are prepared to stack them
up against any similar subdivi-
sion in this or any other coun-
try.

Miss Nicki Kelly seems to
have a special dislike and
malevolent attitude towards a
particular and peculiar group
of Bahamians being involved
in land development in their
own country. She classified us
as environmental terrorist. Has
she ever written anything like
that about expatriate develop-
ers? No never.

For the record South Seas is
a 90-acre plus development not
25 acres as reported in Miss
Kelly’s articles. Approximately
25 acres of the 90 plus acres can
reasonably be classified as wet
lands that we paid in excess of
$750,000.00 for. We own it. The
approved subdivision plans for
South Seas certify that we got
approval for an eight plus acre
marina and left at least 15 acres
as open green space — the legal
requirements are four plus
acres for public open spaces in
a development the size of South
Seas.

Due to articles riddled with
inaccuracies and false state-
ments two EJAS had to be pro-
duced for the South Seas
Development and the channel
to deep water, both of which
were approved by different per-
sonnel at the BEST commis-
sion because they complied
with environmental standards
and best practices. The chan-
nel is hundreds of feet away
from The Bonefish Pond
National Park and was never
designed to go through The
Bonefish Pond National Park
as has been continuously
reported by Nicki Kelly — we
wonder why? The channel is
designed to follow Old Boat

Harbour Channel that has been
depicted on coastal survey
maps of the area for more than
50 years.

Have there been so many
complaints made against or so
many unsubstantiated negative
articles written about the devel-
opments of Port New Provi-
dence, Albany, Sandy Port,
Claridge Marina or Old Fort
Bay? — Oh No - They are non-
terrorist resident expatriates
and are entitled. Not so for a
group of well meaning Bahami-
ans with generations of roots
in their beloved Bahama land.

Just for the record I am also
the lead person in the 100 acre
Lyford Hills development
where we left 10 plus acres for
open green space when the
legal requirement are and were
five acres.

Tinvite Ms. Kelly or any oth-
er complainant to examine the
submitted and approved plans
for South Seas and compare
them to any other similar devel-
opment on this island for envi-
ronmental protection, preser-
vation, conservation and the
amount of open green spaces
and amenities provided for the
enjoyment of the community
residents and subdivision prop-
erty owners. These are just
some of the facts that have
been omitted from or misrep-
resented in Ms Kelly’s articles.
If she was interested in truth
and fair play a simple telephone
call or an hour or so of research
at the Ministry of Public Works
and the BEST Commission
would have afforded Ms. Kelly
the information she needed to
write honest and unbiased arti-
cles.

However, we understand Ms
Kelly’s mental attitude and
thinking — we don’t believe it
will ever change — she cannot
allow the facts and truth to get
in the way of a sensational and
what many of us believe to be
malicious stories. We are how-
ever, comforted by the knowl-
edge that the good Lord in His
wisdom will continue to guide
and lead his own and those who
are honest and fair in their busi-
ness practices. We pray that
God will guide Ms Kelly to seek
truth and accurate information
before she writes. Please be
assured that we do not intend
to be answering every misin-
formed writer or journalists
who no doubt have their own
agendas.

For truth, fair play, and prin-
ciple.

TENNYSON
R G WELLS
Nassau,

March 18, 2010.

Questions about validity of statistics

EDITOR, The Tribune.



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Two men in
hospital after
being ‘chopped’
during fight

TWO men are reported
to be in stable condition
after being “chopped” dur-
ing a fight that erupted on
Potters Cay on Tuesday.

According to reports,
sometime around 6.55pm
on Tuesday, police
received information of a
disturbance at Potters Cay
Dock.

According to reports,
while at Potters Cay Dock,
a fight erupted, which
resulted in two men, a 42-
year-old and a 35-year-old,
being “chopped”.

Stable

The victims were taken
to hospital by ambulance
where they are said to be
in stable condition.

The suspects in the inci-
dent reportedly fled the
area travelling south of
Potters Cay Dock.

Police are investigating
the matter.

Armed gunman
robs man of
cash, jewellery

A Pinedale resident was
robbed of an undeter-
mined amount of cash and
jewellery by an armed gun-
man, according to police.

Police say that around
3.49am on Wednesday they
received reports of an
armed robbery at Pinedale
off Wulff Road.

Handgun

When police arrived at
the scene they were
informed that a man, on
arrival at his residence, was
approached by a dark man
dressed in dark clothing
with a white shirt tied
around his head and armed
with a handgun.

The gunman demanded
cash.

The culprit robbed the
man of an undetermined
amount of money and jew-
ellery before flecing the
area on foot.

Police are investigating.

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net



PARTICIPANTS in the unlicensed
money lending scheme Lamont Pays the
Bills said the police crack-down on the
business was caused by bitter applicants
whose loans were not approved.

One participant said he saw a woman
officer from the Central Detective Unit
“carry on dead bad” after her loan appli-
cation was denied.

He said people who were denied loans
or were impatient while waiting for
information displayed typical “black
crab syndrome” behaviour, and acted
as if they were “entitled to a loan.”

He said people pushed their applica-
tions in the faces of employees and
jumped the line, causing conflict with
other applicants.

Hundreds of civil servants applied for
loans with Lamont Pays the Bills. It is
unclear how many people actually
received loans before the police shut
the office down on Wednesday.

Amid claims that the operation was a







scheme business.

scam from the start, an off duty police
officer said he would not be surprised if
people claiming to have received money
were paid “$100 to promote the thing.”

However despite the raid, in which
three employees were taken in for ques-
tioning, some participants are still con-
vinced the business was honest.

“T got my money. A friend in
Eleuthera go hers. It is the way the peo-
ple behave why there are problems now.
It is not a scam,” said one woman.

She said she would pay back her loan
if the business re-opened. “Tf they find a
suitable place I will pay. I am not run-
ning around looking for them though,”
she said. Prior to the police raid,

FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010, PAGE 5

LOCAL NEWS

Loan applicants speak out

rumours had circulated about the legit-
imacy of the business, but the Securi-
ties Commission of the Bahamas issued
a statement to advise the public that
Lamont Pays the Bills is not licensed to
conduct money lending or financial ser-
vices.

The Commission filed a police com-
plaint with a view to criminal charges
being applied.

Cease

Lamont Pays the Bills, also known as
RLW Associates or RLW Investors, was
instructed by the Commission to “cease
and desist all of its business operations
including the accepting and processing of
new applicants”, and to return the
deposits on all pending applications.

One applicant said he wants to get
his money back, but isn’t sure how to go
about getting it.

He said he knew two of the employ-
ees, and worked with one of them in
the past.

“T know them as reputable people. I
don’t think she would get me into any-

thing (if it was not legitimate),” said the
applicant. Applicants who turned up to
the vacated Cordeaux Avenue office
were confused about what would hap-
pen next. This was the third office loca-
tion for the business in less than one
week. Ongoing problems with landlords
caused them to have to move.

“The landlord came in and spoke to
the manager. No one knew who he was
at first. He left and the manager con-
tinued working. He came back a few
moments later and said, ‘I told you, you
have to get out of here now’. Everyone
heard,” said an applicant, recounting
the story of how the business was evict-
ed from its office near Mackey Street.

“It wasn’t their fault they had to
move. It’s just how bad the people carry
on. That was a glitch they probably did-
n’t think about,” he said.

According to Tribune sources, the
business has been in operation since
2008, but previously only provided bill
payment services. Two female appli-
cants said it was the recent decision to go
public with the loan scheme that caused
things to spiral out of control.



COURT: RICARDO MILLER
Murder case hears of telephone
calls between accused and victim

By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net



THE phone records of mur-
der accused Ricardo Miller
and murder victim Mario
Miller show that on the morn-
ing of June 22, 2002, there
were five telephone calls
between the two.

Mario Miller, 28, was found
dead with multiple stab and
chop wounds in bushes near
the Super Value food store in
Winton.

Brothers Ricardo Miller,
alias Tamar Lee, and Ryan
Miller, alias Manny, are
charged with Mario's murder.

According to Dwight Fer-
nander, fraud control manag-
er at the Bahamas Telecom-
munications Corporation, the
last call placed to Mario
Miller’s cell phone that day
was at 10.54am and came
from a cell phone registered to
Tamar Lee.

That call, according to Mr
Fernander, lasted 15 seconds.

He said the first call
between the two men that day

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had been made from the
phone registered to Tamar
Lee at 8.48am and lasted
about two minutes.

Cellular

A call was made for Mario
Miller’s cellular phone at
9.56am to the phone regis-
tered to Tamar Lee.

That call lasted for about
30 seconds. Another call from
Mario Miller’s cellular phone
was made at 10.16am and last-
ed about three minutes, the
court heard.

Another call was made
from Mario Miller’s cellular
phone to the cellular phone
registered to Tamar Lee at
10.35 and last about 15 sec-
onds, Mr Fernander said.

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Mr Smith recalled that he
saw Mario driving his green
and tan Infiniti SUV on East
Street on the morning of Jan-
uary 22, 2002. He said that
around 10am, Mario left
Mason’s Addition and picked
him up.

According to Mr Smith, he
and Mario drove to Good-
man’s Bay where Mario told
him to wait for him.

Mr Smith said under cross-
examination by attorney
Dorsey McPhee that he ate a
hot-dog and watched a soccer
game while there.

He recalled that Mario left
Goodman’s Bay heading west,
and when he returned they
drove east to Mario’s home.

According to Smith, Mario
lived in the pool house at his
father’s home.

He said he and Mario were
there for about five minutes
when Mario received a phone
call and left.

Smith told the court it was
the last time he saw his friend
alive.

Under cross-examination by
attorney Richard Bootle,
Smith said that around 4pm
that afternoon, police called
the residence, inquiring about
the whereabouts of Mario’s
father, Leslie Miller.

According to Smith, the
officers said they had found
Mario’s car.

Smith said he left the resi-
dence and caught a bus home.
He said it was not until he
watched ZNS news that night
that he learned Mario had
been killed.

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PAGE 6, FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010

STUDENTS
from Clar-
idge Prima-
ry School
took part in
a photo
scavenger
hunt at the
Bahamas
National
Trust’s Dis-
covery Day
exhibit at
the Mall at
Marathon.

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

Legal Notice

NOTICE
SUNSHINE
HORIZONS LIMITED

— 4—

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
MILUCE
INCORPORATION LTD.

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
GRADIENT GOLD
INVESTMENTS INC.

— < _—
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of GRADIENT GOLD INVESTMENTS
INC. has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has
been issued and the Company has therefore been struck

off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
JUNCACEOUS
INVESTMENT CORP.

— 4—

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of JUNCACEOUS INVESTMENT CORP.
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)







Legal Notice

NOTICE
TUESA VILLAS INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE
TENNYSON ISLES LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
LOWER
LAKES LTD.

4),—

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of LOWER LAKES LTD. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
PEACH VALLEY INC.

— f—

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of PEACH VALLEY INC. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

THE TRIBUNE

BNT showcases
its Discovery
Programme

THE Bahamas National
Trust (BNT) has opened a
special exhibition showcas-
ing its Discovery Programme
at the Mall at Marathon.

The exhibition was offi-
cially opened on Wednesday
by BNT president Neil McK-
inney, who told those in
attendance that the Trust has
a long history of pioneering
innovative educational pro-
grammes for young people.

“Discovery Club was cre-
ated in response to a need
for a continuous educational
programme that fosters envi-
ronmental stewardship in
Bahamian youth,” said Mr
McKinney.

Concepts

Discovery Club was intro-
duced in 1995 and combines
concepts and elements of
programmes such as the Boy
Scouts of America, Outward
Bound, and the Governor
General's Youth Award Pro-
gramme.

The Club's goal is to help
its young participants acquire
the knowledge, values and
skills needed to generate
respect for people, nature
and history.

Some of the features, the
BNT said, that make the Dis-
covery Club unique in the
Bahamas are its environ-
mental education pro-
gramme; progressive badge

programme; National Park
grand camping trip, outdoor
classroom lessons and vol-
unteering ethic.

In the past, the success of
the club was always limited
to the fact that it was being
run for one group of children
out of the BNT headquar-
ters.

Today, chapters of the
Club are being established
around the Bahamas and are
now operating from schools,
churches, and community
centres.

The BNT now operates
over 30 clubs at locations
throughout the country.

Mr McKinney thanked the
teachers and volunteers who
are working with the BNT
as Discovery Club coordina-
tors.

He also recognised former
education officer Monique
Sweeting who initially coor-
dinated Discovery Club and
provided the Trust with the
framework to take Discov-
ery Club out to the larger
populations.

Special mention was made
of the BNT’s director of edu-
cation Portia Sweeting who
was given the directive to
start five new Discovery
Clubs and created 30 over
the last two years.

Students from Claridge
Primary attended the open-
ing and participated in an
exhibition scavenger hunt at
the end of the programme.

Legal Notice

NOTICE
WESTON
MOUNTAIN INC.

——

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

ORANGE POINT LTD.

— \~—
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of ORANGE POINT LTD. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
SAPPHIREBERRY
LIMITED

4),—

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of SAPPHIREBERRY LIMITED
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



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LOCAL NEWS

FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010, PAGE 7



National Drug
Plan to cover

‘a minimum

Spirit to stop service to Grand Bahama

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net



FREEPORT - Although Spirit Air-
lines plans to cease service to Grand
Bahama at month’s end, Ministry of
Tourism officials have been able to
negate the lost seats by convincing
other air carriers to increase their ser-
vice to Freeport.

After three years, Spirit will stop
flights between Fort Lauderdale and
Freeport on May 31.

The airline provides two weekly
flights, which totals some 280 seats to
the island.

David Johnson, deputy director
general of tourism, has reported that
Bahamasair and American Airlines
will increase its services between
Fort Lauderdale and Freeport this

summer.

He noted that the increased ser-
vices will surpass Spirit’s seat totals to
Grand Bahama.

Mr Johnson said that Spirit decided
to discontinue service to the island
due to introduction of the Celebra-
tion Cruise Lines to Grand Bahama
which has become very popular to
South Florida resident because of low
fares.

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Bahamians’

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completion of both phases,
director of the National Insur-
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to present either their voter’s cards or passports to complete the
process.

The Plan had initially proposed to cover three specific groups,
including National Insurance pensioners, NIB invalids, and chil-
dren under 18 or under 25 if the latter are full-time students. It is
a forerunner to a more comprehensive National Health Insurance
Plan.

Phase I of the Plan will cover NIB contributors (employed and
self-employed persons); voluntary contributory persons, indi-
gent groups not covered in the first phase and persons in gov-
ernment institutions.

The remaining 65,000 persons will be covered under this section
of the Plan.

Mr Cargill said the Plan, which is being driven by the govern-
ment through NIB, will allow beneficiaries to enjoy greater avail-
ability and access to the prescription drugs needed to treat their
CNCDs as they will have “a much wider choice of providers.”

“Ultimately, these benefits, together with a second compo-
nent of the Plan — a Healthy People Programme that is intended
to influence better lifestyle choices — should lead to a greatly
improved state of health and general well-being in our popula-
tion.”

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Legal Notice

NOTICE
GAOTANG INC.

——

/



PATRONS of the event are
Charles Maynard, Minister of
Youth, Sports (above) and
Culture, and Mrs Maynard.

‘Dance, fashion and music

— on show at the ‘African
Mitwarowee Bahamian Culture-Rama’

CELEBRATING the
fashions, music and
dances of Africa and the
Bahamas, the African
Bahamian Association is
presenting the ‘African
Bahamian Culture-Rama’.

Starting at 7.30pm at
the National Theatre for
Performing Arts on
Shirley Street tomorrow,
the event will feature per-
formances by the Gov-
ernment High School
Dance Troupe, the Cre-
ative Folklore Arts Com-
pany, Reuben Deleveaux
(Ruppa-Pum Pum),
Sonovia Pierre (Visage),
Bobby Pinder, Gavin

Dawkins (G Money), and
the Colours Junkanoo
group.

It will also feature
African and Bahamian
fashions by local design-
ers Basheva Eve, Bryda
Knowles, Jeff St John,
Patrice Lockhart, Sabrina
Francis, Cedric Bernard,
Percy Wallace, Judy Dele-
veaux, Kathy Pinder, and
Tesha Fritz.

The event’s patrons are
Charles Maynard, Minis-
ter of Youth, Sports and
Culture, and Mrs May-
nard.

The African Bahamian
Association is a non-prof-
it organisation with mem-
bership of Africans,

Bahamians and other per-
sons of African heritage
or interest.

One of the main objec-
tives of the Association is
to assist the less fortunate
in the Bahamas and also
in Africa. To date, the
Association has made
contributions to four local
charities: Great Commis-
sion Ministries, Children
Emergency Hostel, Unity
House, and the Nazareth
Centre.

Net proceeds from the
event will be used to
donate to two local chari-
ties, contribute to the
Haiti Relief Fund, and for
humanitarian assistance in
Africa.



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of GAOTANG INC. has been completed; a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Com-

pany has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

VERALDINE CORP.

——

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of VERALDINE CORP. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
KERSCHTON
VALLEY LTD.

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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NOTICE
SANGRIA VALLEY
LIMITED

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

Register.

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(Liquidator)

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Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of TIME CIRCLE CORP. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS INC.

——

i

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
TERRANIERE
SLOPES LTD.

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP INC.
(Liquidator)

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NOTICE
DAISIES & LILIES
INCORPORATED

——

£
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of DAISIES & LILIES INCORPORATED
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
HELENSBURGH
VENTURES LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., PR O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
SLIDING ROCKS
MOUNTAIN INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., PR O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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Grand Bahamian excels
at American university f

AFTER a long journey with
many obstacles, Dr Brian Bain,
a Grand Bahama native and
salutatorian of the class of 1991
of the Grand Bahama Catholic
High School, last week was
graduated from the College of
Dentistry in Nebraska with high
distinction. Dr Bain hails from
the settlement of Hawksbill and
was raised by a single mother,
Jane Bain and his maternal
grandmother, the late Ismae
Francis, both of whom he said
had a tremendously positive
influence on his upbringing.

He completed his under-
graduate studies at Luther Col-
lege, class of 1995, with double
Bachelors in Biology and
African and African-American
History. He then went on to
Howard University where he
enrolled in the College of Den-
tistry. At Howard, he ranked in
the top five per cent of his class,
but faced with financial hard-
ships, and despite valiant efforts
to overcome this setback, he
exhausted all means to remain
a student there. He continued
attending classes until he was
de-registered in 1996.

Disappointed and dejected,
Dr Bain returned home where
his mother washed and ironed
his lab coats, hung them in the
closet, and declared to him
reassuringly that one day he
would wear them again, his
brother, Robert Bain said.

He taught for a while at the
Freeport Gospel Chapel School
with great success, but he kept
the dream alive of becoming a
dentist by volunteering at the
dental office of Dr Alleyne in
Freeport, his brother said.

In 1998, Dr Bain received a
scholarship to the University of
Nebraska, Kearney. While at
Kearney, Robert Bain said, his
brother was instrumental in
repairing the tarnished image
of Bahamian students perpe-
trated by some of his compa-
triots enrolled there at the time.

“Additionally, in the after-
math of the destruction
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$5,000 for hurricane relief back
in his homeland,” Robert Bain
said. Dr Bain was graduated
with a Master of Science degree
in Molecular Biology in 2000
and went on to work in the bio-
medical industry with
BioSource International, a
biotechnical company which
later became Invitrogen Cor-
poration, headquartered in
Carlsbad, California.

Still buoyed with his dream
to become a dental surgeon,
and with the full support of his
wife, Mahala Bain (nee
McPhee), also of Freeport, Dr
Bain gave up the comfort and
security of his job in 2006, when
at the age of 33, he enrolled in
the College of Dentistry at the
University of Nebraska Med-
ical Centre in Lincoln.

Undeterred by negative crit-
icism about his decision, Dr
Bain welcomed the support of
his family, mentors, and close
friends, his brother said.

Dr Bain was one of only
three black students who made
up the group. Robert Bain said
his brother was the most deco-
rated of all the graduates, earn-
ing four of the most prestigious




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PICTURED (ett to right) DR Tirvethy’ Williams, Dean Galifianakis, Leeshenria nave: Dr Sharon Haney, ine
Bain, Dr Brian Bain, Mahala Bain, Dr Natalya Galifianakis, Inez Haney, Edwardo Johnson, Brian Bain Jr, Bran-

awards presented — the Ameri-
can Academy of Orofacial Pain
Award, the American Associa-
tion of Endodontists Award,
the American Association of
Oral and Maxillofacial Sur-
geons (Dental Implant) Award,
and the American College of
Prosthodontists undergraduate
Achievement Award.

His family and friends were
present to witness this memo-
rable occasion. Dr Bain said
he feels truly indebted to the
countless individuals who were
instrumental in giving him
financial support, advice and
encouragement, particularly
during his undergraduate years
at Luther College. He thanked
his brother Robert Bain for
financial assistance, his sister
Jackie Cooper, who organised
cook-outs, his sister Claudette
Bain, who took out a loan, and
other family members and
friends who assisted in some
way. He said he is also grateful
for the scholarships that he
received from the Rotary Club
of Freeport and the Bahamas
Supermarket Foundation. Dr
Bain will enter private practice
in Freeport, Illinois.

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CREDIT SUISSE AG, NASSAU BRANCH
APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

Credit Suisse AG, Nassau Branch offers applications for an Apprenticeship Program
which is outlined hereafter. Full details and an application form can be obtained from:

The Program Administrator

Credit Suisse AG, Nassau Branch

The Bahamas Financial Centre, 4 Floor
Shirley & Charlotte Streets

P.O. Box N-4928

Nassau, Bahamas

Application forms should be returned no later than MAY 31, 2010.

AIM

As a corporate citizen desirous of making a positive contribution to the local
community, Credit Suisse AG, Nassau Branch plans to offer a scholarship to a
Bahamian student to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree at the College of The Bahamas
(‘COB’) under its Apprenticeship Program.

CONDITIONS

* The candidate may select Business Administration or any banking related
field (i.e. Business Management, Banking & Finance, Accounting, Finance or
Economics major) as their field of study.
A minimum grade point average of 2.6 must be maintained at all time.
Grades must be submitted to the Program Administrator at the Bank within
three weeks at the end of each semester.
The candidate must be willing to work twelve (12) hours per week (part time)
and four (4) months per year (full time) at the Bank during MAY, JUNE, JULY,
AUGUST and any other month (or parts thereof) whilst pursuing full time
studies at COB.
The candidate cannot be an immediate family member of a person employed
at the Bank.
The candidate will report to and consult with the Program Administrator who is
responsible for supervision, work assignments, advice, release of payments
and all other administrative and supervisory details.
The candidate must be “drug free” throughout the entire four (4) year contract
period.
The candidate should register for and successfully complete a minimum of
twelve (12) credits per semester as a full time student.
The candidate cannot be employed by a third party during the four (4) year
period.
The candidate must become PC literate by the end of year one of the program.

BENEFITS
Credit Suisse AG, Nassau Branch will pay for the following costs whilst
the candidate is enrolled as a student at College of The Bahamas:

Tuition and fees at College of The Bahamas [full tuition].

A Housing Allowance of $1,700.00 (year one), $1,800.00 (year two), and
$2,000.00 (year three and four).

A Transportation Allowance of $1,500.00 (year one), $1,500.00 (year two), and
$1,600.00 (year three).

Book Allowance; paid in full.

Allowance for Miscellaneous expenses of $800.00 per annum (year one) and
$1,500.00 per annum (year two).

Special Allowance for candidates from the Family Islands $3,000.00 (year one),
$3,200.00 (year two), and $3,500.00 (year three)

Health Insurance (provided the candidate submits to a medical examination by
the Bank’s medical doctor prior to commencing Apprenticeship Program).

COVENANTS

* No consideration will be given to the sex, race or religion of the candidate
during the selection process.

* The Bank shall have no obligation towards the candidate with regards to
employment or scholarships at the end of the four (4) year contract period.

PROGRAM OUTLINE

The Apprenticeship Program has a duration and contract period of four (4) years
as follows:

YEAR 1: Full time study at COB and part time employment per paragraph B) 4.
YEAR 2: Full time study at COB and part time employment per paragraph B) 4.
YEAR 3: Full time study at COB and part time employment per paragraph B) 4.
YEAR 4: Full time employment with the Bank at an entry-level job at the Bank’s
discretion.

In lieu of salary, the Benefits as per Paragraph C are paid during the first three
years of the program. During the fourth year, a salary will be paid in lieu of
tuition, fees and allowances (adjusted for cost of living increases).

NOTE: Students who are currently enrolled in
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LOCAL NEWS

Brawl outside -
murder coutt »

FROM page one

It is alleged that on Friday, May 7, he,
being concerned with others, conspired
to murder Mr Miller. Eighteen witnesses
are listed on court dockets. McKenzie was
not required to enter a plea to the murder
charge.

His attorney Wayne Munroe asked that
the court’s record reflect that on Tues-
day, officers of the Central Detective Unit
denied McKenzie the opportunity to meet
with his attorney.

FROM page one

free to bring it forward.

“T stand on my profession-
al integrity when I say what I
said,” added Mr Hanna, after
refusing to answer the ques-
tion of whether the claim was
specifically investigated in
Keisha’s case.

A retired high ranking
police officer told The Tri-
bune: “A person of interest
might be tipped off when the
police start asking questions.
They might be given some
warning.”

When the accusation was
presented to Mr Bethel, he

McKenzie was remanded to Her
Majesty’s Prison. His case has been
adjourned to next Wednesday for a fixture
hearing.

As McKenzie was being escorted back
to Bank Lane, relatives of the deceased
became embroiled in an altercation with
relatives of the accused, forcing police to
intervene.

After some 15 minutes, order was
restored on Bank Lane with one man
being taken into custody. It was unclear up
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Legal Notice

NOTICE
LICCONE HOLDINGS LTD.

Legal Notice

NOTICE
GROVES CRESCENT INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

——

/
Notice is hereby given that the above-named

Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

ARGOSA CORP. INC. (Liquidator)

(Liquidator)

__CDU ‘yet to contact
_ Keisha Thurston family’

said: “I don’t have any infor-
mation about that.

“This is the first time Iam
hearing this. I would request
that they give me the infor-
mation so the matter could
be investigated. It is
unknown to me or investiga-
tors. Anyone who has infor-
mation that could assist us
we would request they make
contact with us so we can fol-
low through.”

One of Keisha’s friends
said she was “feeling hope-
less”, because despite public
assurances from the police,
she knew from personal
experience the police are not
always helpful or thorough
in their investigation. She
said none of the evidence
seems to be enough for
police to publicly say her
death was “suspicious.”

Tribune sources claim a
ladder was removed as evi-
dence from Keisha’s house
by the police. The ladder was
said to be positioned upright,
less than eight inches from
Keisha’s body, within reach
for her to kick or tug. It was
not leaning in any way.

The retired officer said
friends and family of Keisha
were better off looking for-
ward to a coroner’s inquest.
He said a coroner’s inquest
is sometimes better than a
police inquiry, because peo-
ple have to testify under oath
during an inquest, unlike
when giving information to
police.

“The inquest would be the
way to go, where you could
summons people to give evi-
dence and be questioned by
lawyers. The coroner’s



] KEISHA THURSTON



inquest usually brings out
evidence. The family could
write to the coroner and say
these are persons of interest,
and ask them to be invited
to testify,” said the retired
officer.

Keisha was found hanged
in her family’s home at McK-
inney Drive on February 28.
The police investigation is
still open, although officers
originally said it was an
“apparent suicide.”

Friends claim the police
did not “take it serious at the
crucial time” because they
had a “one track mind”, and
now most leads have proba-
bly gone cold.

Mr Bethel confirmed that
Keisha’s case is headed for
the coroner’s court.

“The coroner is responsi-
ble for the investigation of
all deaths. The matter goes
for a continuation of the
investigation done by the
police, notwithstanding our
investigation, for a declara-
tion as to how the person
came by the death,” said Mr
Bethel.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

FLYING BIRDS LTD.

—

#
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of FLYING BIRDS LTD. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
COLLY MORE LIMITED

——

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of COLLY MORE LIMITED has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
VANSBRO INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named

Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
WHITE LILY
HOLDINGS LIMITED

——

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

PANSAT LITE CORP.

—

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of PANSAT LITE CORP. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
KALMAR INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
MIDAS SOUND
INDUSTRIES LTD.

— + ——

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
BOHEMIA
INVESTMENTS LTD

——

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
STRADIVARI VENTURES LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., PR O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



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FROM page one

High School, is expected to
stand trial on January 17,
2011.

During yesterday’s hearing,
Mr Shurland told Justice
Hartman Longley that the
prosecution’s fast-tracking of
the Birbal matter to trial was
a form of discrimination and
left him without adequate

time to prepare for trial.

At a fixture hearing in
Freeport on May 6, Mr Shur-
land expressed concern about
the trial being set on May 10.
Justice Longley tentatively set
the trial for May 31 to allow
Mr Shurland to file applica-
tion for constitutional motion,
which was set for May 13.

Access to public information

FROM page one

Another reporter spent four |)

weeks calling and emailing the
senator before he replied, by
email, and provided the data
needed.

At least two other Tribune
journalists have left unanswered
messages for the senator in the
past month.

However, while debating a
resolution thanking Governor-
General Sir Arthur Foulkes for
his Speech from the Throne, giv-
en at the opening of Parliament
last month, Mr Delaney said the
government is committed to giv-
ing the public wider access to
data.

"The Freedom of Informa-
tion Bill... this will significantly
enhance transparency and
accountability. It is very impor-



JOHN DELANEY



tant to the right of the individual to have information,” he

said.

"We (saw) how important information is to the Bahamian
people when we liberated the airwaves in granting the radio and
television licenses that have absolutely transformed our democ-
racy in terms of people being able to express themselves and for
ideas being able to be consolidated and crystallised in the
course of discussion over the airwaves.

"This measure (a FOIA) will be extremely relevant to our
people, important to our media for the purposes of getting
public information concerning public affairs and the business of
the government," said Mr Delaney.

In the speech, the Ingraham administration promised it will
bring a FOIA, along with more than 30 other pieces of legis-
lation, to Parliament before the end of its term.

Legal Notice

NOTICE
LEMMING BEACH INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Galvin Gaskins, assistant
director in the Attorney Gen-
eral’s Office, and Erica Kemp
of the AG’s office in
Freeport, appeared on behalf
of the Crown.

Birbal, a 47-year-old
Trinidadian, was present in
court.

Mr Shurland told Justice
Longley he was seeking to
have the matter stayed for
four years to allow for a
“cooling off” period.

He said: “It normally takes
one to two years to take a
matter to trial, even by Vol-
untary Bill of Indictment.

“There appears to be some
form of discrimination as to
how quickly this matter has
come up. Birbal was brought
to the Bahamas in April and



by May a trial was set. We are
not saying we don’t want a
trial, but we don’t have time
to adequately prepare.

“To take Birbal out of the
normal flow by channeling
(his matter) through the sys-
tem is a form of discrimina-
tion,” he argued.

Justice Longley then asked
Mr Shurland if whether a tri-
al date perhaps in November
would suffice.

“Tf you had raised this dur-
ing the arraignment on May 6,
we would not be here. This
application would not be. We
would have addressed this,”
Mr Longley stated.

However, Mr Shurland
stated that the prosecution
had already informed the
defence that the issue of bail
was the reason for fast-track-
ing the matter to trial in May.

Admitting that the issue of

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NOTICE
TAMPA VALLEY INC.

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Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138



FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010, PAGE 11

New trial date set

the potential for granting bail
may arise at some point, Mr
Gaskins offered proposals for
fixture on October 11, and
during the months of Novem-
ber and December. He also
indicated that dates in Janu-
ary 2011 were also available.

Justice Longley agreed that
Mr Shurland had made a
valid point regarding the fast-
tracking of the Birbal matter
over more serious matters in
the system.

The fixture of January 17
was agreed on by both sides.

Mr Shurland informed Jus-
tice Longley that he is also
seeking a change of venue.
He also expressed concern
about newspaper reports.

“Tt is the responsibility of
the AG’s office to ensure that
persons are not allowed to go
out and malign a citizen of
the Bahamas ... and allow

untruths to ferment by way
of the press, especially when
we have a matter that is so
highly charged,” he said.

He noted that Birbal was
suspended sometime in early
January 2009 on allegations
that were made by the PTA
president at the EMRHS.

Birbal was arrested in New
York on May 3, 2009, on a
traffic violation. He was incar-
cerated for one year.

“There have been reports
that Birbal fled the jurisdic-
tion when in fact that never
happened. He merely went to
the airport and next thing he
is fleeing the jurisdiction.
There were also reports that
Mr Birbal was fighting extra-
dition,”

Justice Longley said that
the Attorney General’s Office
has a right to protect the
integrity of the trial.

Legal Notice

NOTICE
HUMMINGLEY PLAINES LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
JINGLE INDUSTRIES LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
SOMARIK
PITITANE CORP.

——

#
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section

138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of SOMARIK PITITANE CORP.
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of TAMPA VALLEY INC. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

YAT SING CO. LTD.

—— i

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of YAT SING CO. LTD. has been complet-
ed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
RAINMAKER
CASTLE LTD.

4—
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of RAINMAKER CASTLE LTD.
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
WESTERN RIDGE
GROUP LTD.

——

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP INC.
(Liquidator)


















on the 12th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., PR O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
BECONTREE GROUP LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., PR O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
ROCKING
CHAIR LTD.

,—
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of ROCKING CHAIR LTD. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
LAKE
WIGAN INC.

i—

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of LAKE WIGAN INC. has been completed;
a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Com-

pany has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP INC.
(Liquidator)

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, , MAY 14, 2010 ,
Britain’s new coalition |

govt meets for first time

LONDON

BRITAIN'S first coalition
government in seven decades
held its inaugural meeting, as
members of once-rival parties
sat around the Cabinet table
together — and signaled their
seriousness about deficit-
slashing by agreeing to an
immediate pay cut, according
to Associated Press.

Conservative Prime Minis-
ter David Cameron presided
over the gathering, sitting
across from his deputy, Lib-
eral Democrat leader Nick
Clegg.

There are 18 Conservative

ministers and five Liberal
Democrats in the new Cabi-
net. The two parties forged a
coalition government —
Britain's first since World
War II — after last week's
national election produced a
hung Parliament, in which no
party has an overall majori-
ty. The Tories won 306 of the
650 House of Commons seats,
the Labour Party 258 and the
Lib Dems 57.

Cameron filled out his gov-
ernment team Thursday with
a slew of junior ministerial
appointments and visited key
government departments to
speak to civil servants.

Legal Notice

NOTICE
THATCH VALLEY

HOLDINGS LTD.

—

é

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of THATCH VALLEY HOLDINGS LTD.
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE
STURDY RAINBOW LTD.

——

i

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

SCHWANENSEE INC.

——

/

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of SCHWANENSEE INC. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
LONE STARLEAN CORP.

——

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of LONE STARLEAN CORP.
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

NTERNATIONAL NEWS

"The more I think about
this endeavor on which we
have embarked, the more
excited I become," Cameron
told staff at the Department
for Business, Innovation and
Skills. "Because this coalition
government, if we can make it
work — and I believe we can
— isa five-year government."

Among the first acts of the
new Cabinet, which has said
deficit-cutting is its top prior-
ity, was agreeing to take a 5
percent pay cut and subse-
quent five-year salary freeze
that the government says will
save taxpayers 300,000
pounds ($450,000) a year. The
move leaves the prime min-
ister's annual salary at 142,000
pounds, plus 65,000 pounds
for sitting as a lawmaker. Oth-
er ministers get slightly less.

Clegg spoke Thursday night
with U.S. Vice President Joe
Biden, after Cameron held
phone talks Tuesday with
Obama.

"They looked forward to
close cooperation between
their governments on the
shared challenges of
Afghanistan, the global econ-
omy and international secu-
rity,” Britain's Cabinet Office
said in a statement. Clegg
"stressed that the U.S. and
the U.K. acting in harness
could make a dramatic differ-
ence."

New ministers emerged
from Thursday morning's
Cabinet meeting in 10 Down-
ing St. smiling.

"It went very well,” said
Education Secretary Michael
Gove. "I was delighted by the
sense of partnership and com-
mon purpose.”

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ntre, leads his first cabinet meeting at number 10




Downing Street in London, Thursday May 13, 2010. Britain's new coalition government held its inaugural
meeting Thursday, with members of once-rival parties sitting around the Cabinet table together for the first
time in decades, with Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron sitting across from his deputy, Liber-
al Democrats leader Nick Clegg. Others unidentified. (AP)

"It's like we'd been work-
ing together for years,” said
Work and Pensions Secretary
Tain Duncan Smith.

The right-of-center Con-
servatives and the center-left
Lib Dems have hammered
out a policy agreement with
compromises on both sides.
The third-place Lib Dems get
moves toward the electoral
reform they have long cher-
ished, while the Tories retain
key platform planks includ-
ing an annual cap on immi-
gration and cuts to public
spending to reduce Britain's
ballooning deficit.

Duncan Smith said the gov-
ernment's main task was "to
get the economy back on
track."

A BBC survey of econo-
mists who advise the Treasury
department found Thursday
that most are predicting that
the government will raise
sales taxes to slash the record
153 billion-pound ($225 bil-

lion) deficit.

Most of those questioned
predicted an increase in value
added tax from its current
17.5 percent to 20 percent
before the end of 2011.

Before the election, neither
party had refused to rule out
the tax increase on goods and
services.

Clegg and Cameron have
also pledged sweeping
reforms to Parliament, civil
liberties laws and ties to
Europe.

Cameron's office
announced Conservative law-
maker David Lidington and
Liberal Democrat Jeremy
Browne would serve as junior
ministers at Britain's Foreign
Office, under Conservative
foreign secretary William
Hague.

The Labour Party, relegat-
ed to opposition after 13 years
in power, is facing a leader-
ship contest following the res-
ignation of former Prime Min-

ister Gordon Brown. So far
only ex-Foreign Secretary
David Miliband has
announced his candidacy, but
others are expected to follow
— including, perhaps,
Miliband's younger brother
Ed.

Brown, meanwhile, con-
firmed Thursday that he will
continue to sit in Parliament
as a backbench Labour law-
maker. His predecessor, Tony
Blair, quit the House of Com-
mons when he stepped down
as prime minister in June
2007.

Visiting a college in his
Scottish home town of Kirk-
caldy, Brown said he hoped
to remain in Parliament "for
these next few months and
years."

"IT may have given up one
job, but the job that I love in
politics is to be your Member
of Parliament, and I hope
we'll be able to work togeth-
er," he said.

Legal Notice

NOTICE
ACAMAR POLARIS CORP.

— ——.

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of ACAMAR POLARIS CORP.
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
LONOON
MOUNTAIN CORP.

— -——

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
HAINES JUNCTION S.A.

a

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of HAINES JUNCTION S.A. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

ELFIN VALLEY INC.

— >—
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of ELFIN VALLEY INC. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
WINTERGREEN
VALLEY INC.

——

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

Register.

ARGOSA CORP INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
RENSO ASSET
MANAGEMENT LTD.

—

/

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of RENSO ASSET MANAGEMENT
LTD. has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has
been issued and the Company has therefore been struck

off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP INC.
(Liquidator)



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resources, which other coun- _, O8 top of all these emo-
tries exploit for their own tions lay the desire to put
benefit. Not too long ago, _ the spirits of my forebears
Africans themselves were to rest in some way. I want-
counted among these ed to reassure the souls of
resources. When blacks in all slaves, and especially the
the Diaspora think of the — ones that are related to me
‘motherland’ they are refer- in particular.

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motherland, how often do

we really think about what SEE page 16

this looked like for those
who were kidnapped, what
it meant for those that were
left behind?

I had the opportunity to
ponder these questions this
past semester, which I spent
studying in Ghana and
Benin, countries on the
coast of West Africa that
were heavily involved in the
slave trade.






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of the route slaves would
have marched to the coast
in Benin.

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their walls for weeks as they
waited for the ships that
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Americas.

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also had feelings of discon-
nect.

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privileged I was to be stand-
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FROM page fifteen

I tried my best to think hard on them, to reach them with
my own spirit and to let them know that one of their own
had come back, that I made the journey that they longed to
in their stead. That brings up another reason the trips were
so difficult, I wasn’t making them only for myself - I had
people behind me and those family and friends who cur-
rently stand beside me to think of as well.

The trips that we made to the north of Ghana were just as
somber. We visited villages that attempted to protect them-
selves from slave raiders. Gwollu and its neighbours built a
huge wall that surround their homes, farmland and water
sources. The people of Sankana discovered large caves that
they could hide thousands of people in, along with food
and water, until it was safe for them to come outside again.
These communities took offensive measures as well - in
Gwollu, there were holes in the wall that the villagers could
shoot through and in Sankana there was a lookout post so
that men would be prepared to fight the slave raiders when
they did come.

These trips gave me a whole new perspective on the slave
trade. What I remember learning in high school was that
Africans sold their brothers and sisters for liquor, guns and
other material goods. While there is an element of truth in
this, as with every history, it is far from the full picture and
things were much more complicated than that. I never heard
the story of resistance, which I think is an incredibly impor-
tant part of what happened. Think of the resentment that is
encouraged in Diasporans by the belief that their ancestors’
family members got rid of them for a pittance? Traded
them for trinkets that would have little value past maybe a
few years? Going to these villages helped me to see that, at
least within some communities, people did try and protect
one another.

Damage

Another reality that was impressed upon me after visiting
these villages was the damage that has been done to them
and to entire nations as a result of having generations of peo-
ple taken away. They were left with the weak, the old, the
infirm, who themselves had experienced psychological trau-
ma — how could they be expected to progress at any sort of
comparative rate to other, unaffected, countries? Ones that
were actually hoisting themselves up on their broken shoul-
ders? The hard answer is that they haven’t. And they’re still
struggling to repair their broken bones.

In spite of the difficulty of these visits, I thought they
were far less depressing than the places we saw along the
coast. My whole idea of how the slave trade worked has been
expanded. As simple as it sounds, as obvious as it may be for
another person, I am so glad that I now know that people
fought back, and sometimes they triumphed. Sankana for
example can boast of never having been conquered by slave
raiders. Which raises another question, why aren’t we told
about these stories? They are just as valuable as the numer-
ous tales of sorrow that we hear.

The sum total of these field trips and other ones like
them made for an empowering semester. Thinking about
everything that my ancestors went through, both before
and after they left the continent, I am awed by their strength
and resilience. Their survival displays an incredible spirit, one
that I feel I can call on if ever I am in need. It would be
absurd to think that I could go through anything that would
challenge their experience. Regardless of anything else I
could accuse them of, the legacy they have left me, just by
surviving, is enough counsel to sustain me for a lifetime. This
is knowledge I think everyone in the Diaspora needs to
have and would benefit from. For example, self-esteem
problems are at the root of a lot crime committed by young
people, and I think that if they were allowed to wonder
about their lineage, they would see that they have something
they can be proud of and a legacy to build upon. This would
encourage them not to get bogged down in petty relationship
problems or to lose hope after they experience disappoint-
ment.

Thad an incredible experience and I urge everyone to go
to West Africa if ever they have the chance, especially if they
are members of the Diaspora. It is true that I had an acad-
emic programme to guide and challenge me through my
journey, but I think that a similar experience can be had if
one goes with their eyes and ears open and a willingness to
think critically about everything that they encounter.

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Phil and Frank’s all-sports radio station dream come true









PHIL SMITH

amed Bahamian sportscast-
er, the late Philip Maynard
Smith, and Bahamian
Olympic medallist Frank
Rutherford’s dream of launching an
all-sports radio station in the Bahamas
will soon be realized with testing
expected to begin in mid-May.

Smith and Rutherford, as the
licensees of SPORTSRADIO 103
(ZSR 103.5FM), always shared a pas-
sion for sports in general. It is with
great enthusiasm that this station,
unlike any other in the Bahamas, is
introduced.

SPORTSRADIO 103 will provide
global sports coverage, including
American teams and athletes, and
raise the level of the ever growing
sporting culture in the Bahamas.
SPORTSRADIO 103 will also help

“My feelings are mixed because my husband
isn’t there to see it happen, especially since
his birthday was May 7. He would have been

53. Nonetheless, I’m still excited about
seeing his dream come to fruition.”

expose and promote Bahamian ath-
letes and sports organisations within
the Family Islands.

The station’s licensees aspire to cel-
ebrate and highlight Bahamian ath-
letes’ achievements via the media and
raise the bar of excellence. For them,
sports is an integral fabric of our com-
munity and their radio station would

— Blossie Smith



bridge the gap between the excellence
of our athletes and the recognition
deserved.

“Sports can play a major role in a
country’s identity. We want SPORT-
SRADIO 103 to help shape that iden-
tity through its extensive and com-
plete coverage of the Bahamian sport-
ing scene,” Rutherford said. “This is

the first time in Bahamian history that
the public will be provided with a plat-
form for free expression, dedicated
solely to concerns within the sporting
community via 24 hour local sports
radio broadcasts. SPORTSRADIO
103 will be a major institution that
educates our people and the world
about the unbelievable accomplish-
ments Bahamians have achieved.”

Wite of the late Phil Smith, Blossie,
described the opening of SPORT-
SRADIO 103 as bitter sweet.

“My feelings are mixed because my
husband isn’t there to see it happen,
especially since his birthday was May
7, He would have been 53. Nonethe-
less, I’m still excited about seeing his
dream come to fruition.”

SEE page 14



Geno Bullard
Jr raising
eyebrows

at Ridley

By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

ONE of the country’s ris-
ing elite athletes continues to
excel while he studies abroad
and is making the transition as
a legit two-sport star.

Geno Bullard Jr, generally
known for his basketball
prowess on the hardwood, has
become a record-setting per-
former in the field of athletics.

Bullard has leapt to record-
setting marks in the long jump
as he won the gold medal in
his latest outing with a jump
of 6.68m.

The mark set a new Con-
ference of Independent
Schools of Ontario record for
Bullard in his first year at Rid-
ley College.

He placed first in a field of
41 athletes and captured a
first place finish in his third
consecutive meet. His near-
est competitor, Leopold Tafel
of Trinity College, finished a
distant second with a leap of
5.70m.

The versatile jumper also
competed in the high jump
where he qualified for the
final with a jump of 1.75m,
but leapt just 1.55m in the
final.

Thus far, he has taken first
place in the Ridgeway/Crystal
Beach Invitational at Ridge-
way H S where he also set the
meet record with a jump of
6.82m.

Bullard has been a wel-
come addition on the track
for Ridley College where he
also became the national
Canadian record holder in the
long jump by a 10th grader.
His next meet is slated to be
the Metro Finals set for May
19-20.

Bullard was a highly touted
basketball player since his
early days in primary school
at St Thomas More and has
experienced success at each
level so far.

He has been a member of
BAISS championship winning
squads at the junior level at St
John’s College and at the
senior level with the West-
minster Diplomats.

Bullard has also been a
member of the junior nation-
al basketball team which rep-
resented the Bahamas at
FIBA Americas Champi-
onships in the summer of
2009.

In an interview with The
Tribune prior to his departure
for Ridley College, Bullard
stated his expectations.

“My goal is to make my
family proud and my country
proud,” he said. “It’s a big
prestigious school in Canada
and they have high expecta-
tions for me, so I will do my
best when I go there.”

With his performances thus
far, Bullard has assured that
his family, the country, and
his coaching staff at Ridley
are certainly proud of his
achievements.



BOA names six for Youth Olympics



AS Team Bahamas prepares to field
its team for the inaugural Youth
Olympic Games, the first discipline of
athletes have been ratified by the
Bahamas Olympic Association (BOA).

Six track and field athletes have been
named by the BOA, with team mem-
bers in other disciplines set to be
named later as the games approach
this August in Singapore.

Shaunae Miller, Stephen Newbold,
Marva Etienne, Ryan Ingraham, Lath-
one Minns and Tania Gaitor were the
first athletes named to the team, each
of which were medallists or record
holders in last month’s Carifta Track
and Field Championships in the Cay-
man Islands.

Quartermilers Miller and Newbold
set new Carifta records in the under-17
girls 400m and under-17 boys 400m
hurdles respectively.

Ingraham and Minns have captured
back-to-back medals in the high jump

and triple jump respectively.

Etienne finished with the bronze in
the under-17 girls 100m at her first
Carifta championships, while Gaiter,
based in high school in Florida, had
an impressive showing in her first out-
ing as amember of a Bahamian nation-
al team.

The Youth Olympic Games is sched-
uled for August 14-26 with athletes
between the ages of 14 and 18 expect-
ed to compete in 26 disciplines.

The BOA has stated that the
Bahamas will participate in track and
field, swimming, tennis and judo.

At the Youth Olympics, Newbold is
expected to compete in his signature
event, Miller in the 300m hurdles, while
Gaitor and Etienne in the 200m and
100m respectively.

Ingraham and Minns will also look
to extend their international medal-
winning streak in their signature
events.









SHAUNAE MILLER is expected to compete in the 300m hurdles at the Youth

Olympic Games in Singapore...







Marion Jones
seeks to make
amends in
the WNBA

TULSA, Okla. (AP) —
Marion Jones made a mistake
and paid the price for it. Her
prison term completed, she
could have found a quiet
place and stayed away from
the scrutiny and all the ques-
tions about being stripped of
her Olympic medals.

Instead, she wants to make
amends for what she did
wrong.

The 34-year-old Jones will
return to the world of sports
Saturday night when she
makes her debut with the Tul-
sa Shock, the WNBA fran-
chise that moved out of
Detroit in the offseason.
Known for her triumphs as a

No Liu
vs Robles
showdown
in Shanghai

SHANGHAI (AP) —
Olympic hurdles champi-
on Dayron Robles of
Cuba is skipping this
month’s meet in Shang-
hai, preventing a show-
down with Chinese star
Liu Xiang.

Robles’ name is not on
the list of athletes who
have entered the elite
meet May 23. This is the
second stop of the new
Diamond League tour.

Liu is one of China’s
most popular athletes. He
is to run in the 110-meter
hurdles despite an
Achilles’ tendon injury
that forced him to pull out
last weekend’s meet in
Osaka, Japan. If healthy,
he will face world cham-
pion Ryan Brathwaite of
Barbados.

The meet also is to fea-
ture Jamaican sprint great
Usain Bolt.



MARION JONES

track sprinter at the 2000 Syd-
ney Olympics, and later for
having her five medals taken
away for using steroids, she’s
returning to her roots as a
basketball player after more
than a decade.

“T’ve made the choice not
to disappear, not to crawl up
in a hole, not to be a hermit,
but to put myself out there
on the highest stage of sport
again and have people judge
me, criticize me, watch me
and then hopefully it helps
them in their lives,” Jones
said, taking a seat on the floor
of the college practice gym
where the Shock work out.

“If I see that happening,
then all of this would be
absolutely worth it.”

Powell
headlines
Diamond League
opener in Doha

DOHA, Qatar (AP) —
Jamaican sprinter Asafa Pow-
ell will be the main attraction
at the first meet of the newly
created Diamond League,
which opens Friday without
many of the sport’s biggest
names.

The Doha meet is the first
of 14 around the world in the
Diamond League — the suc-
cessor to the Golden League
— but it will be missing 100-
meter stars Usain Bolt and
Tyson Gay. Also absent are
the three athletes who shared
the $1 million Golden League
jackpot last year — Russian
pole vaulter Yelena Isinbaye-
va, American 400 runner
Sanya Richards and Ethiopi-
an distance runner Kenenisa
Bekele.

Richards and Bekele are
out injured, while Isinbayeva
is taking a break from com-
petition after failing to win a
medal at the world indoor
championships. The total
prize money being offered in
the Diamond League is $6.3
million across 32 disciplines.
Top performers in each event
at the end of the season will
get $40,000, as well as a
$10,000 diamond trophy.

Richards ‘heartbroken’ if she
loses Olympic relay medal

ZURICH
(AP) — Two-
time Olympic
1,600 relay
champion
Sanya Richards
says the
prospect of los- |
ing her first
gold medal
because of a
teammate’s
doping is heartbreaking.

Richards tells the Associ-
ated Press that the US team’s
victory at the 2004 Athens
Games was a career highlight
because it was her first

RICHARDS



Olympics.

She said on Tuesday she’s
praying that the five team-
mates of Crystal Cox can
keep their title and medals.

But Richards, the individ-
ual 400 world champion, said:
“T know that’s probably not
going to happen.”

Cox admitted in January to
using anabolic steroids, and
accepted a four-year suspen-
sion and disqualification of
her results from 2001-04.

The IAAF governing body
wants the US team stripped
of its Athens victory. An JOC
panel is examining the case.

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SPORTS

Four outstanding baseba
players to receive awards

Andre Rodgers National Baseball

Cole hopes his
fitness will be
a World Cup
ticket

By ROB HARRIS
AP Sports Writer

COBHAM, England (AP)
— Joe Cole believes his
World Cup place shouldn’t be
under threat if England coach
Fabio Capello consults
Chelsea’s medical records.

“We've done the fitness
tests today and I’m the fittest
player in the squad,” Cole
said on Thursday at Chelsea’s
Cobham training ground. “So
I’m fresh and hungry and
want to get out there to the
World Cup.”

On Tuesday morning,
Cole’s hopes of going to
South Africa appeared to be
over when he woke up to
newspaper headlines assert-
ing that he hadn’t been
included in the 30-man pro-
visional squad.

But even after a text mes-
sage arrived on his phone
from a Football Association
secretary telling him he had
made the World Cup squad,
the 28-year-old midfielder had
done little this season to jus-
tify a return to the England
fold.

First woman to win
a PBA Tour title

ARLINGTON, Texas
(AP) —Kelly Kulick, the first
woman to win a PBA Tour
title when she beat the men in
January in the Tournament
of Champions, won the U.S.
Women's Open for her sec-
ond women's major victory in
15 days.

Kulick, from Union, N.J.,
beat Liz Johnson of Cheek-
towaga, N.Y., 233-203 in the
final at the International
Training and Research Cen-
ter. Kulick also won the U.S.
Bowling Congress event in
2003. Two weeks ago in El
Paso, she won the USBC
Queens.

THE Bahamas Baseball
Federation (BBF) is expected
to award four of a number of
outstanding players during the
opening ceremony of the
Andre Rodgers National
Baseball Championships next
month.

They are Chad Burrows,
Ashton Allens and Addie
Finlay, all of Faith Baptist
Christian, and Byron Fergu-
son, Geren Albury, Kyle Hall
and Brandon Murray, all of
Trinity Christian Academy

Championships all set

Warriors.

The opening event is set for
7:30pm June 4 at Grand
Bahama Senior Baseball
Park. In a press statement, the
BBF congratulated the play-
ers on an outstanding high
school baseball season.

“Each of these young men
are in contention to win one
of these prestigious awards



for 2010 — Most Outstanding
High School Player, Most
Outstanding High School
Pitcher, Most Outstanding
College Player, Most Out-
standing College Pitcher.
“The BBF is in full prepa-
ration mode for the upcom-
ing eighth edition of the
Andre Rodgers National
Baseball Championships,”

said the statement.

The statement said the
BBF witnessed a milestone
when 45 young Bahamians
entered high schools and col-
leges in the US to further
their education and represent
their respective schools on the
baseball diamond.

“After their first seasons on
the baseball diamond, some
of these young men are hav-
ing and continue to have out-
standing baseball seasons,”
said the release.



Nadal puts away Isner to
reach Madrid quarters

MADRID (AP) —
Rafael Nadal reached the
quarterfinals of the Madrid
Masters with a 7-5, 6-4 win
over big-serving John Isner
of the United States on
Thursday.

Isner held his own
against the second-seeded
Spaniard before losing his
serve in the 11th game of
the first set, during which
he received treatment to
his arm.

Nadal served out for the
set and broke the Ameri-
can early in the second
before holding his service
for the win.

Nadal came into the
Madrid Masters off wins at
Monte Carlo and Rome.

Earlier, stxth-seeded Fer-
nando Verdasco was beat-
en by 7-5, 6-3 by Jurgen
Melzer of Austria.

With the center court’s
retractable roof closed due
to rain, Verdasco was not







RAFAEL NADAL reacts during the match against John Isner in the

Madrid Open yesterday...

(AP Photo)

at his best and needed
treatment on his right foot
after the first set.

The Austrian player will
next play Nicolas Almagro
of Spain.

In the women’s third
round, eighth-seeded
Samantha Stosur of Aus-
tralia beat Patty Schnyder
of Switzerland 7-6 (3), 6-2
to set up a quarterfinal with
Venus Williams.

“Tt’s Venus so you have
to expect a good match,”
Stosur said. “Clay proba-
bly isn’t her favourite sur-
face. We’ve played a few
times and I’ve never been
able to win so it’s one of
those times when I have to
go out there and give it my
best shot.”

Li Na of China beat
Alona Bondarenko of
Ukraine 6-3, 6-4 and Sha-
har Peer of Israel defeated
Arantxa Parra Santonja of
Spain 7-5, 6-2.





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By The Associated Press



ORLANDO, Florida. (AP)
— Tiger Woods said tests
showed an inflamed neck
joint that causes pain and
makes it hard to turn his head,
an injury that will require lit-
tle more than medicine, mas-
sages and rest.

Woods had an MRI that
revealed inflammation in a
facet joint of his neck. He said
on his website that when facet
joints are inflamed, it causes
pain in the area along with
headaches and difficulty rotat-
ing the head.

He withdrew from the final
round of The Players Cham-
pionship on Sunday after a
week in which he was seen
stretching and rolling his
neck. Woods said his neck
had been bothering him since
before he returned from a
five-month layoff at the Mas-
ters, and that it was not relat-
ed to the November 27 car
accident when he ran into a
tree, setting off revelations of
infidelity.



TIGER WOODS

PRO FOOTBALL

NEW YORK (AP) — A
positive drug test notwith-
standing, Houston Texans
linebacker Brian Cushing is
still The Associated Press
NFL Defensive Rookie of the
Year.

Five days after he was sus-
pended without pay for four
games, a nationwide panel of
50 sports writers and broad-
casters who cover the NFL
voted again to give Cushing
the award. He didn’t receive
anywhere near the 39 votes
of his previous landslide vic-
tory, but the 18 he got in
Wednesday’s revote were
enough to reclaim the hon-
our.

Although Cushing said he



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103 sooner.

hour.



Phil, Frank’s all-sports radio
station dream come true

Blossie explained that Smith’s illness during the latter
part of his life delayed plans of launching SPORTSRADIO

Above all, integrity, honesty and hard work are the
ideals Phil would have wanted SPORTSRADIO 103 to be
known for, according to his wife.

Guests representing many sporting bodies will be fea-
tured during our regular daily live programming, exploring
topics important to our listeners. The on-air team is com-
prised of Bahamians’ Anthony “The Preacherman”
Walkine, Ivan “Showtime” Francis, Jeannie “Bubble”
Minus, Troy “Sports Beast” Feaste and American Matt
“Sammy” Sampsell, who is also the sports director.

Sports Radio Bahamas’ daily programming schedule
includes three sports updates and one news update every

You can contact the sports director or producer, Dahalia
Smith, at info@bahamassportsradio.com, the news direc-
tor Karan Minnis at news@bahamassportsradio.com and
SPORTSRADIO 103 at (242)322-5065.

The featured shows and their hosts are as follows:

The Sports Guy w/“Sammy”: 7am-10am

Sports Beat w/“Bubbles”: 10am-1pm

Sports Talk w/“Showtime”: 1pm-4pm

The Last Shot w/“Mr Feaste”: 4pm-7pm







Ortiz ready
to show loss
to Maidana
behind him

By DAVE SKRETTA
AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Vic-
tor Ortiz has heard every
question that could possibly
be asked of a young fighter
after suffering his first knock-
out loss.

What went wrong? Have
you put it behind you? Will
it happen again?

It’s been almost a year since
that night at Staples Center
in Los Angeles, when the hot
prospect ticketed for stardom
came crashing down in spec-
tacular fashion. Marcos Maid-
ana turned his handsome,
boyish face into a garish mess
of bruises and cuts over six
rounds, laying a savage beat-
ing as much on Ortiz’s body
as his psyche.

“Tt was a shocker, I have to
be honest,” said Ortiz’s pro-
moter, Richard Schaefer, who
remembers sitting ringside.
“Tt was very surprising.”

Some critics accused Ortiz
of quitting in the ring, one of
boxing’s cardinal sins. They
claimed that the 23-year-old
from Garden City, Kan., nev-
er wanted to fight, and that
he was looking for a way out
after tasting the power from
his Argentine opponent.

Fellow boxers came rush-
ing to his defense, unwilling to
allow someone with such
potential to have his career
reduced to embers at such a
young age. Oscar De La
Hoya and Shane Mosley
offered their support, and
Manny Pacquiao sent a note
of encouragement.

“A lot of fighters said,
‘Keep your head up, man,’”
Ortiz said. “Floyd May-
weather came up to me and
spoke to me, he gave me his
mind. He said, ‘I don’t know
what you’re doing kid, but
youre a lot better than that.’
Coming from Mayweather,
man, that says a lot.”

Ortiz wound up spending
six months out of the ring
recovering, until finally start-
ing the long road back. He
followed an easy win over
Antonio Diaz by defeating
Hector Alatorre in February,
and now takes on the most
difficult test of his redemp-
tion tour when he faces for-
mer lightweight champion
Nate Campbell on Saturday
night at Madison Square Gar-
den.

Perhaps then, he can deliv-
er the answer to the most
important question that can
be asked of any fighter: Does
he have any heart?

“Tve always just rolled it
off. That night, I don’t know
what happened,” Ortiz said.
“My dad came into my life
for the first time since I was
10, my brother walked out
two months before the fight.
It was just not the night that I
wanted for something that
big.”

took a non-steroid substance,
the league still considers it a
performance-enhancer.

In the revote, Cushing fin-
ished five votes ahead of Buf-
falo safety Jairus Byrd. Green
Bay linebacker Clay
Matthews IIT got 12, Wash-
ington linebacker Brian
Orakpo earned three votes,
and St Louis linebacker James
Laurinaitis got one.

BASEBALL

DENVER (AP) — Binoc-
ulars in the bullpen? Major
League Baseball didn’t like
what it saw, and has told the
Philadelphia Phillies to knock
it off.

The Phillies insisted they
weren't trying to steal signs
when bullpen coach Mick
Billmeyer was caught on cam-
era peering through binocu-
lars from the bullpen bench
at Coors Field earlier this
week.

Manager Charlie Manuel
told The Associated Press
that Billmeyer simply was
watching Philadelphia catcher
Carlos Ruiz set up defensive-
ly Monday night.

FSN Rocky Mountain, the
flagship broadcaster of the
Colorado Rockies, showed
Billmeyer using the binocu-
lars to peer in on Colorado
catcher Miguel Olivo while
the Phillies were at bat in the
top of the second inning.

It also showed a quick
image of Phillies center field-
er Shane Victorino in the
dugout on the bullpen phone
in the top of the second.

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FREEPORT CONCRETE COMPANY LIMITED

Dear Shareholder,

Further to our last update to you on April 26 2010, it is our obligation to advise you
that the company has very little cash to continue to operate.

The potential buyer of some of the assets of the company has not followed through
on his commitment to give us a definitive agreement, and other parties, that showed
interest in the 126.75 acres of land that we own, have also not taken their interest
any further.

Our bank is not prepared to extend us anymore credit and is putting pressure on us
to pay back the $2 million that we owe them.

Also several major creditors are putting demands on us to pay back what we owe
them.

As we have been indicating in all of our quarterly letters to shareholders since
February 2008 the company has been in need of a cash injection in order to sustain
adequate inventory levels at the Home Centre. These quarterly reports are on our
website www.fccbahamas.com for your review.

It is now 2 years later and as forecasted, inventory levels have dropped significantly
resulting in minimal sales at the Home Centre.

Therefore without a cash injection into the company we will have to cease operations
and put the company into liquidation.

Before that happens we would like to give an opportunity to you our shareholders

to try and save this company by subscribing to more shares and helping us in raising
sufficient cash to pay off the bank and giving us some cash to buy the inventory we
need at the Home Centre.

Ideally we are looking to raise $3 million in order to pay off the $2 million we owe
the bank and to have some cash to purchase badly needed inventory at the Home
Centre.

Currently our inventory value at the Home Centre is only $575k and our daily sales
are insufficient to cover our expenses resulting in losses every day. With the cash to
be able to buy all of the inventory that we know will move quickly off our shelves, we
will see an immediate increase in our daily sales.

We have proven this can be done because in April one of our suppliers shipped

us several containers of building materials and we saw our sales increase by 63%
over the previous 2 months sales. If we had been able to purchase other inventory
such as major appliances, ac mini splits, plumbing and electrical supplies, carpet,
laminate flooring, lighting, fans, hardware etc, etc our daily sales average would have
increased substantially.

Also Butlers Food World will be opening up a 20,000 sq ft supermarket in the Home
Centre building in July 2010 which will save us about $19k each month in rent. The
opening of this supermarket will drive a substantial amount of traffic to us and if we
have the right inventory for these shoppers this will have a positive impact on our
sales as well.

We refer to our 2â„¢ qtr financial statements which were published along with our
letter to all of you on April 26". As you can see in the financial statements, if we had
achieved the same sales levels in the six month period of this fiscal year, as in the
same period of last year, our results would have been substantially better.

Once we can secure the $2 million to take out the bank and have some cash for
inventory so that we can continue to operate, we will then actively try and sell the
126.75 acres of land for as much as possible and hopefully close to the appraised
value of $4,950,000.

Unfortunately time is not on our side and we have several issues working against us:

1) Our financial statements have not been audited since our year end August 31,
2008 because we are unable to pay our auditors their fees.

2) Assessing a value for the company in a short space of time so as to determine
the required number of shares to issue as well as the price.

3) The company’s major shareholder is not prepared to subscribe for more
shares as he has already assisted the company financially with regards to
personal bank guarantees for the company’s line of credit at the bank as well
as allowing the Home Centre to remain in his building without paying any rent
for the past 16 months.

So that we can assess quickly if there is any interest from you our existing
shareholders, please send an email to: newshares@fecbahamas.com advising

how much cash you would be prepared to inject into the company. Based on the
response we will determine if we can raise enough cash from our shareholders in
order to continue to operate. You can also use this email address to ask any questions
pertaining to our company.

Please be advised that this is not an offer to purchase or subscribe for any shares
in the company, but only our preliminary assessment of shareholders interest in
pursuing a rights offering in the future.

Many thanks

Ray Simpson

President and CEO
Freeport Concrete Co Ltd

May 12, 2010

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Bahamas to host
accounts seminar

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

THE LARGEST gathering
of accountants in the
Caribbean, the Institute of
Chartered Accountants of the
Caribbean’s (ICAC)
Caribbean Conference, is being
held in the Bahamas in June
and will be one of its most
important conferences ever.

President of the Bahamas
Institute of Chartered Accoun-
tants (BICA), Reece Chipman,
said yesterday that the line-up

of speakers
will seek to
address
changes in
the global
and regional
environment,
which has
sparked dras-
tic changes in
the financial
sector across
the world.
The confer-
ence’s theme is: Responding to
Change - Reshaping the
Accounting Profession in the



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Caribbean.

He added that global
accounting body presidents
from organisations such as the
International Federation of
Accountants (IFAC), the
Association of Chartered Cer-
tified Acountants (ACCA),
Certified General Accountants
of Canada (CGA), the Ameri-
can Institute of Certified Public
Accountants (AICPA) and
Scotiabank will be represent-
ed, and the conference is
expected to bring in more than
400 delegates from 28 coun-
tries.

“This conference is an excel-
lent opportunity to network
with speakers and participants
from all areas of government,
education and industry,” said
Mr Chipman.

“We have an exciting week-
end planned for our delegates
and spouses, an educational
and fun-filled weekend in the
Bahamas.”

Among the speakers expect-
ed at this 28th annual
Caribbean Conference of
Accounting professionals are
the former Prime Minister of
Barbados, Owen Arthur; min-
ister of state for finance (Bar-
bados), Darcy Boyce; ACCA
representative, Shi Ali Khan;
and senior vice-president of the
AICPA, Sue Coffey.

This year’s conference will
also include for the first time a
‘Green’ theme, with the dele-
gates undergoing completely
paperless registration and
expected to receive bio-degrad-
able bags and literature printed
on 100 per cent recycled paper.

BICA is hoping to receive
applications for the conference
from a Bahamian majority, and
are encouraging any and every-
one to participate, in order to
learn more about the account-
ing profession in the region.



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