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POLICE are questioning nine people in connection with
the armed robbery of Scotiabank in Emerald Bay, Exuma,
as investigations pressed on over the weekend.

Criminal Detective Unit (CDV) officers, who have been
assisting Exuma police with investigations since the rob-
bery on Friday morning remained in George Town yester-
day questioning the nine. Police say two of the people in cus-
tody are from Nassau and the other seven live in the Exuma
settlements of Stevenson, Rolleville and Curtis.

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Violent crime
sweeps Nassau

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

VIOLENT crime erupted
in Nassau over the weekend
with the daylight shooting
of three men and an armed
robbery in a wholesale
liquor store when an
employee was assaulted. It
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A FAMILY member in
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she has new information
that suggests the “inadver-
tent” transfer of title on a
piece of property formerly
owned by the estate was not
a simple mistake.

The family followed
through with plans to appeal

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A WOMAN who claims to have been sexually
harassed by her boss at a top investment bank says
police have failed to investigate the accused.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal rea-
sons, says she reported the allegation to police 13
months after she left her job at the leading finan-
cial centre where she claimed she was being
harassed by a top executive.

But since filing her complaint at her local police
station in September last year, and filing a trade dis-
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down between the two sides
Friday.

The college’s negotiations
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A MEMORIAL service Wednesday
evening, followed by a funeral service Thurs-
day afternoon will be held at Christ Church
Cathedral for Lady Turnquest, who died
suddenly in London last week while vaca-
tioning with her husband and eldest grand-

The memorial service, conducted by

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THE BAHAMAS NATIONAL YOUTH CHOIR celebrates its 20th annversary yesterday at St. Matthew's Anglican Episcopal Church in Shirley Street.
Among VIPS attending were Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes, the former Governor General Arthur D. Hanna and the Minister of Youth,

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Demonstration
held at resort

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

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FREEPORT —- Two former
employees of the Island Seas
Resort who were fired after fil-
ing a dispute with the Labour
Board is calling for the removal
of a foreign manager at the
resort.

Castro Louis and Eulamae
Ball, with community activist
Troy Garvey, held a small
demonstration at the resort on
Friday. “We cannot allow for-
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Patricia Eleanor, Lady
Isaacs, former deputy to the
governor-general, was remem-
bered as a “generous,” “exu-
berant,” and “exceptional”
public servant at a State Rec-
ognized Memorial Service Fri-
day.

Heading the list of mourners
was Governor-general Sir
Arthur Foulkes; Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham; the Deputy
Prime Minister Brent Symon-
ette; Chief Justice, Sir Michael
Barnett; House of Assembly
Speaker Alvin Smith; Cabinet
Ministers, Members of Parlia-
ment including the Opposition,
Senators and other senior gov-
ernment officials. Family,
friends and representatives of
various organisations of which
Lady Isaacs was a part were
also present.

The service was held at the
Parish Church of the Most Holy
Trinity.

Assistant Bishop the Most
Rev Drexel W Gomez led the
two-hour service.

He was assisted by Fr.
Mervyn Johnson, rector of
Holy Trinity Church; Dean
Patrick Adderley, Dean of
Christ Church Cathedral, Fr.
John Kabiga, Associate Priest,
Fr Sebastian Campbell, rector
at All Saints Church and Errol
Bethel, lay reader.

Music was provided by Adri-
an Archer, the senior choir of
Holy Trinity and the Highgrove
Singers. Leroy Thompson was
the organist.

Lady Isaacs served as
Deputy to the governor-gener-
al from July 1997 until April
2002. She was officially con-
firmed as Matron of the
Princess Margaret Hospital on
May 21, 1965 and became Prin-
cipal Matron on May 28, 1965.

She served in the Depart-
ment of Public Personnel and
was responsible for Manpower
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leader of the
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Movement and
the Opposition.

In a tribute to Lady Isaacs,
Sir Arthur said that “to many
persons in need she was a gen-
erous benefactor, adviser,
teacher and consoler. Although
she and her husband, the late
Sir Kendal Isaacs, had no chil-
dren they were, nevertheless,
devoted Aunt and Uncle to
many young people extending
way beyond their own family
circle.”

Prime Minister Ingraham
said Lady Isaacs’ life work
stands as an “excellent” exam-
ple for others to emulate.

“Lady Isaacs was commit-
ted to her country, to its devel-
opment and its advancement.

“She did all she could to
advance the cause of Bahami-
ans in general, and women in
particular,” he said.

He recognised and acknowl-
edged the “good” work she per-
formed for the Government
and people of The Bahamas
through 31 years as an exem-
plary member of the public ser-
vice of The Bahamas.

Oswald Isaacs, nephew-in-
law, said Lady Isaacs carried
out her duties with “utmost
compassion.” She transported
her smile to every patient on
the ward in Princess Margaret
Hospital, he said.

Archbishop Gomez said
Lady Isaacs knew her God,
believed in Him and trusted
Him. “She lived a life of lov-
ing, caring, service,” he said.
Despite her success, she main-
tained her gracious spirit. “She
was always reaching out to
touch the lives of others,” he
added. As the service ended
the Last Post and Reveille was
sounded by the buglers of the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force
Band, followed by the singing
of the National Anthem.

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HUNDREDS OF HAITIAN BAHAMIANS came out to celebrate their Flag Day on Saturday at Mario’s Bowling Alley lot.

Haiti relief still in full swing

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

Bahamian charities are still
heavily involved in Haiti relief
efforts in spite of several envi-
ronmental, health and trans-
portation challenges. Some
organisations are advising
Bahamians to be on stand by
for a second wave of calls for
donations.

“The situation now is very
challenging. Although the
response to the disaster was
very good, the ongoing prob-
lems of population redistribu-
tion, education and health still
continue to be a big problem,”
said Dick McCombe, Haiti liai-
son for Rotary International,
and past district governor for
District 7020.

Rotary International over-
sees a network in Haiti han-
dling relief efforts. The main
focus rebuilding Haiti’s educa-
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yet. There are still a lot of
young people who are not in
schools or over crowded
schools. We are trying to
address the different commu-
nities and help rebuild schools,
refit schools so they can accom-
modate the increased volume,
build benches and tables and
where necessary pay for uni-
forms, tuition, and teacher
salaries, said Mr McCombe.
The Methodist Church has
partnered with Rotary to assist
with the distribution of their
donated supplies. They are now
requesting assistance from local
suppliers of fuel to assist with
the transportation of relief sup-
plies to Haiti. Transportation
costs have increased signifi-

cantly, since Haitian officials
reinstated certain regulations
that were not enforced during
the height of the emergency.

“If there is an Esso or Shell
or Texaco who would like to
still remember the efforts in
Haiti, we would be greatly
appreciative of that. What we
are really hoping on is for the
shipping company we are nego-
tiating with to get their fuel
wholesaler to give them fuel at
cost so the shipment of things
will be a lot cheaper,” said Hen-
ry Knowles, general secretary
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$40,000. Another idea being
explored is using small free-
lance boats to create a channel
between the two countries.

“There are now import
duties on a number of things.
They are no longer in the emer-
gency phase, so there are no
exemptions. Normal proce-
dures have to be followed
now,” said Mr Knowles.

Some groups receiving
donated items in Haiti are
required to pay customs duties.
Mr Knowles said they would
expect that to also be paid by
the church.

“The items we have in stor-
age are probably going through
the Red Cross. Everything the
Red Cross does is considered
humanitarian aid. Our biggest
challenges is working through
the politics of Haiti, the bureau-
cracy, which is steep,” said Mr
Knowles.

The Methodist Church spent
about $740,000 on air cargo to
Haiti. A total of 412 flights,
with an average fuel cost of
$1800 each, have already gone
to Haiti with donated goods.
However, the church has ended
their flights as the cost of air
cargo is now “too expensive.”

“We have to make sure the
value of our donated goods is
more than fuel. (During the
emergency) small planes could
land on fields and streets, which
were why we were so success-
ful. It was not efficient using
airports, but now they won’t let
the small planes land any-
where,” said Mr Knowles.

The church is hoping to fill
an entire container ship with
supplies in order to be most
cost effective.

They plan to issue a second
call for donations and are ask-
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S man trying to
get his son home
from Bahamas

By MYERS REECE
Flathead Beacon
KALISPELL, Mont.

Last July, Byron Nelson trav-
elled to the Bahamas with his
wife and baby on vacation.
When he returned to Kalispell,
his wife and child didn't. Nelson
hasn't seen them since, accord-
ing to Associated Press.

On May 7, officials from the
U.S. Embassy in the Bahamas
were scheduled to perform a
welfare check on Nelson's 18-
month-old son, Hunter Nelson.
The embassy located the baby
in March living with Nelson's
estranged wife, Chelsea Nel-
son, in a case that is being con-
sidered parental child abduc-
tion.

According to the National
Centre for Missing and Exploit-
ed Children, Byron Nelson has
claim to custody over the child,
as granted by an ex parte ruling
from a local District Court
judge. But Nelson, 30, is finding
out that the process of return-
ing his child back to the US. is
complicated at best, nightmar-
ish at worst.

Nelson's situation has shades
of the well-publicized David
Goldman case. There, Gold-
man's wife refused to come
back with their son after a vaca-
tion to her native Brazil in 2004.
Nelson said his wife is a native
of the Bahamas.

For five years, Goldman
fought to get his child back,
wading through international
law, writing endless e-mails to
elected officials, calling any-
body who would listen doing
everything he could, just as Nel-
son is doing.

Reunited

Goldman finally was reunit-
ed with his son, Sean, on Christ-
mas Eve of 2009, a year after
the wife died giving birth to
another child. Nelson hopes his
wait won't be nearly as long.
Hunter is his only child.

"I write hundreds of e-mails
every day,” Nelson said from
his Kalispell home recently.
"My mom and I meet for
breakfast and then start writ-
ing. I have a Facebook army.

"I'm just trying to make as
much noise as I can. I've
exhausted every avenue I
know."

Both the U.S. Department
of State and National Centre
for Missing and Exploited Chil-
dren (NCMEC) have taken up
the case. Robert Lowery, exec-
utive director for NCMEC's
missing children division in
Alexandria, Va., said his orga-
nization filed paperwork in the
Bahamas in November. It is the
first case he's seen involving
parental child abduction in the
Bahamas.

"The jurisdiction falls on us
to work with the parents and
the child," Lowery said. "Our
concern is really the welfare of
the children. We'll work within
the legal system of both coun-
tries to give custody back to the
parent with claim to custody.”

"Clearly, Mr. Nelson does
have the claim in this regard by
our estimation," he added.

Hunter Nelson is one of only
eight cases from Montana listed
on NCMEC's website. His is
one of the most recently added
cases, while some date back as
far as 1976.

Byron Nelson has applied for
the return of his child through
an international treaty called
the Hague Convention on the
Civil Aspects of International
Child Abduction. A court in
the Bahamas must grant per-
mission to hold a custody hear-
ing in the United States. Both
Nelson and Lowery said the
order may come down from the
Supreme Court of the

Bahamas. "It's to give me the
custody hearing I deserve,"
Nelson said. "We bought a
house here. We had a kid here.
Custody should be here.”

Married

Nelson and his wife met in
Kalispell and have a home
together in Evergreen. They
have been married for three
years and are still married, as
far as Nelson knows. He has-
n't been served any papers.
Chelsea, 24, was born in the
Bahamas and on occasion the
couple would visit her parents
there. Her dual citizenship is a
factor in the international legal
process.

Chelsea Nelson did not
respond to an e-mail or voice
message left by the Beacon.

At the end of their Bahamian






vacations, Nelson said his wife
would often feel a tinge of sad-
ness. Also, they hadn't been
getting along great before their
most recent trip. But he said he
had no reason to believe she
would decide to stay. Nelson
insisted he wouldn't leave the
country without his son. At that
time, he said, Chelsea's father
got involved.

"He made it clear that if I
didn't leave his country, it
would be bad for my health,”
Nelson said.

Upon returning to the US.,
Nelson continued speaking with
his wife and said he was led to
believe that they would work
the situation out. But over time,
he said it became apparent that
she had no intentions of return-
ing with Hunter. Nelson then

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Syria handles scud row with eye on US

DAMASCUS, Syria — Faced with USS.
accusations that it's raising the risks of a
new Middle East war by supplying advanced
missiles to Hezbollah, Syria is moving care-
fully to try to avoid wrecking the slow
process of improving ties with Washington.

Syria has staunchly denied Israeli charges
that it gave the Lebanese militant group
powerful Scud missiles, and it has also been
trying hard to show that it is not looking for
any sort of escalation, insisting there is no cri-
sis, whether on the ground with Israel or in
its relations with the United States.

"Even if there is one per cent risk of a
war, we are working to eliminate that,” Syr-
ian leader Bashar Assad reassured reporters
while visiting Turkey last week.

Syria's handling of the affair reflects
Assad's resolve to prevent the crisis from
snowballing and throwing the country back
into the international isolation it endured
under the Bush administration.

For Syria, a great deal rides on improved
relations with the United States. Damascus
wants Washington fully engaged as a medi-
ator in future peace talks with Israel in hopes
of reaching a deal that returns the Golan
Heights, lost to the Jewish state in the 1967
Middle East war.

Normalized relations with the U.S. would
also be a boost for Syria's struggling econo-
my, if it ended Washington's sanctions on
Damascus and signaled to the world the
country's rehabilitation.

The attempts at rapprochement have
been frustrating for both sides. The United
States has been trying to push Damascus to
leave its close alliance with Iran and stop
its support for Palestinian and Lebanese mil-
itant groups, a step that Syria so far has
refused to take.

Syria, meanwhile, sees the prospects of
renewed peace talks growing more distant
under Israel's hard-line Prime Minister Ben-
jamin Netanyahu and is impatient with the
pace of the thaw in relations with Washing-
ton. The U.S. has yet to send its nominated
ambassador, Robert Ford, to Damascus to
fill a post that has been vacant since 2005,
and last week the Obama administration
renewed sanctions on Syria for another year.

While the flap over missile allegations
has hiked tensions, it has also won for Dam-
ascus something it values: Attention.

The office of Israeli President Shimon
Peres said Russian President Dmitry
Medvedev agreed to deliver a message to
Assad seeking to ease tensions. Medvedev
met with Assad in Damascus on Tuesday,
though he made no mention of the message
in a joint press conference with the Syrian
leader.

Netanyahu on Tuesday underlined that
Israel wants "stability and peace,” and
deflected blame to Iran, which he said is try-
ing to provoke a conflict between Israel and
Syria. The Iranians “are spreading false-

hoods in order to escalate tensions, and it has
no basis," he said.

The crisis began last month when Israel
accused Damascus of giving Hezbollah Scud
missiles. Last week, the head of Israel's mil-
itary intelligence research department, Brig.
Gen. Yossi Baidatz went further, saying Syr-
ia had also supplied M600 missiles, a Syrian
copy of the Iranian Fateh-110, with a 182-
mile range — capable of hitting Tel Aviv if
fired from southern Lebanon.

While not confirming the Israeli accusa-
tion, Washington followed up with one of its
own, saying Syria's transfer of increasingly
sophisticated weaponry to Hezbollah could
spark a new Middle East war.

Neither Israel nor the United States have
produced evidence to back up their allega-
tions, but Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasral-
lah has said his Shiite guerrilla group has
acquired more advanced rockets than what
it used in its summer 2006 war with Israel.

Still, Syria says the uproar over the mis-
siles has no real impact on its ties with the
U.S. The accusations raised fears in
Lebanon, Syria and Israel that a new war
could erupt. But the flap may have more to
do with sending signals in the manoeuvring
over the peace process and U.S.-Syrian rela-
tions. If the accusations are true, Syria may
be aiming to show the danger if there is no
movement on a peace deal with Israel.

Syria has for years used its close ties to
Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas and other radical
Palestinian factions to strengthen its bar-
gaining position, hoping that Washington
and its Western allies would grant it some of
its wishes in exchange for downgrading those
alliances. While the U.S. continues to keep
Syria at an arm's length, Assad has no one to
turn to except Iran and neighbouring
Turkey, said Peter Harling, a Damascus-
based Syria expert with the International
Crisis Group, a Brussels-based research cen-
tre.

"Syria tends to respond only to concrete
offers on the table. To date, there is no offer
coming from the U.S.," he said. "Damascus
is currently presented only two compelling
bids: Iranian support in the face of increased
risks of war with Israel, and a Turkish part-
nership toward greater economic and polit-
ical integration in the region.”

But by going public with the accusations,
US. and Israel could gain a tool to pressure
Syria to moderate its behaviour — by sig-
naling that they are watching its actions.

Bilal Saab, a Middle East expert from
the University of Maryland at College Park
who regularly briefs U.S. officials on
Lebanon and Syria, said the crisis "presents
an opportunity to Washington."

"US. officials have always needed lever-
age in their talks with the Syrians," he said.
"This might be the perfect leverage."

(This article was written by Hamza Hen-
dawi, Associated Press Writer).



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PROTECTION

Lid.

Bahamas should
end subsidies and
campaigns which

promote Christianity

EDITOR, The Tribune.

“The Bahamas is a Christian
nation!” This is the most com-
mon mantra in Bahamian soci-
ety. To socialise in the
Bahamas, one should know
never to argue religion and pol-
itics because they are hardly
debated with an open-mind.
The government sympathises
with the Christian cause exces-
sively. As a democracy, the
Bahamas should have a gov-
ernment that represents the
constitutional freedoms and
rights of every citizen (not
merely the majority); ergo, the
Christian element should be
removed from the Bahamian
constitution and the agenda of
the government, because it can
lead to the marginalisation of
other groups in society.

The first place the govern-
ment should begin ending their
Christian theme in the primary,
junior high and senior high
schools. For instance, why is
there a school prayer? Why are
students made to sing praises
every morning to a God the
government endorses? Schools
are not places for ideological
indoctrination that appertains
to a particular religion. If a rea-
sonable person evaluates the

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syllabus for the Bahamas Gen-
eral Certificate of Secondary
Education (BGCSE), he or she
would conclude that the sub-
ject Religious Studies looks
more like Christian Studies.
There is clearly more repre-
sentation of the Christian reli-
gion compared to all other reli-
gions combined. Also, the con-
tent is sometimes delivered in a
biased manner by the religious
studies teachers (leaning
towards Christianity).

Fair-minded people can
argue that the government isn't
wrong, because, if parents do
not want their kids subjected
to these Christian practices and
teachings, they can request the
school to exclude their child
from participating.

This is true, however, doing
this would create another prob-
lem.

The religious affiliations of
these children, excluded from
the Christian practices, will be
the topic of discussion among
their peers. This is inappropri-

ate and can adversely affect
learning.

The constitution states that
the Bahamian government
should have a “national com-
mitment to Self-discipline,
Industry, Loyalty, Unity and an
abiding respect for Christian
values and the Rule of Law.”
The government should also
conjure the political gumption
to remove the Christian aspect
from the constitution because it
conflicts with some ideals.

For example, the Bahamian
constitution protects each citi-
zen from slavery; however, the
Christian bible pellucidly sup-
ports slavery. Evidence can be
seen in Colossians 3:22, 1st
Timothy 6:1, Ephesians 6:5 and
more. The treatment of women
in the Bible also contradicts
with the Bahamian constitution.

As a democracy, the
Bahamas should end its subsi-
dies and campaigns promoting
Christianity. Christians also
should ponder what will hap-
pen if another religious group
becomes the majority and the
government begins to margin-
alise the new minority.

LYNDEN E McINTOSH
Nassau,
May, 2010.

Words of honesty seldom heard

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Re: Many Bahamians living
beyond means — Minister.
The Tribune, May 6, 2010

History was made on this
date! The State Minister coura-
geously told people what few
want to hear: That they “should
rethink their spending patterns,
putting a focus on needs over
wants — rather than depending
on the government to bail them
out.” Imagine that, a politician
is actually telling those people
that are able, to strive to be
responsible for themselves!
These are words of honesty sel-
dom heard. After all, so many
otherwise intelligent and rea-
sonable Bahamians have been
corrupted by government pro-
gramming to firmly believe in
entitlement and dependency on
government for handouts —
widespread malignant concepts
which first reared their ugly
heads decades ago.

Whole generations have
been contaminated with the
twin infectious diseases of
dependency and entitlement —
grandparents, parents, children
and grandchildren. Many peo-
ple like to proclaim loudly, and
without much thought, that
they are “proud” Bahamians.
However, they have very little
right to be “proud” until (where
possible) they attempt to stand

on their own two feet and stop
begging for undeserved and
degrading government hand-
outs. If this country is ever to
become the great little country
we would like it to be, we must
refrain from looking to the gov-
ernment to bail us out when-
ever we want something rather

than need it. Only then can we
say with dignity and pride that
it truly is “Better in The
Bahamas.”

KENNETH W
KNOWLES, MD
Nassau,

May 12, 2010.

WIC CMe TL TTL

an incomplete transaction

EDITOR, The Tribune.

a sport.

WALTER ABSIL
Winter Resident
May 10, 2010



Winters in the Bahamas, the potholes in the streets of Nassau
cannot compete with those of Montreal, Canada, where the
combined effect of ice and salt can transform a pinhole into a
crater, but they are quite respectful and avoiding them becomes

Noticing one of my hubcaps missing, proof that I failed in
same sport, made me think of this Bahamian Mini Entrepreneur
Thad seen holding court on one of the corners of Shirley Street,
maybe his shopping cart already holds my hubcap?

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ed yelling, “T got it, I got it!” “So where is it?” Task. “It is on my
other cart.” Boy oh boy two carts, not so mini after all I said to
myself. “Well so where is your other cart?” I ask. “The Police
have it.” “So when do you think will they release this precious
cargo?” “Don’t know.” So I gave Mr Potcake my phone num-
ber, and asked him to call if and when the Police would get tired
admiring my hubcap. That’s when things went wrong, Mr Pot-
cake disappeared, not on Shirley Street not on his other location.
Time came for us to return to Canada. Next fall when we
returned I did see Mr Potcake on his habitual corner, “So
where is my hubcap?” L ask. “I sold it to a cabby” was his dis-
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Concern over structural
flaws in public schools

THERE is pressing demand
for the Ministry of Education to
remedy the structural deficien-
cies currently experienced by
public schools throughout the
country.

Work to correct “serious
problems” with the structure of
the All Age School in Inagua
will get underway as soon as
government officers complete

will be done.” The Minister also
answered questions from MP
for Fort Charlotte, Alfred
Sears, about the status of the
construction of the new TG
Glover school, on Horse Shoe
Drive, Oakes Field.

Mr Bannister said the con-
struction of the school, demol-
ished in 2002 and for which a
contract for the construction

was signed in 2006, has been
further delayed after “contracts
were put out which were total-
ly unrealistic.”

“The government had to pro-
vide additional funds so the
school can be completed as
soon as possible,” said Mr Ban-
nister, adding that he could not
provide a date for this.

a scope of works for the build-
ing, said the Minister of Edu-
cation.

Education Minister
Desmond Bannister was
responding to a question posed
to him by MP for Mayaguana,
Inagua, Crooked Island, Ack-
lins and Long Island (MICAL),
Alfred Gray, about when a new
school will be built on the
island.

“The building was con-
demned four or five years ago,”
said the MP.

Mr Bannister replied: “The
All Age School has serious
problems to be rectified.

“The Ministry has sent peo-
ple to look at the problems and
prepare a scope of work and as
those are completed the work

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Groundbreaking ceremony

held for swimming pool for
persons with disabilities






Letisha Henderson/BIS Photo

MINISTER OF STATE in the Ministry of Labour and Social Development brings the keynote
address at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for persons with disabilities swimming pool on Dolphin
Drive, Friday, May 14.

LORETTA Butler-Turner,
State Minister in the Ministry
of Labour and Social Devel-
opment, thanked the Pilot
Club Nassau for undertaking
the construction of a swim-
ming pool for persons with
disabilities.

At the groundbreaking cer-
emony on Dolphin Drive on
Friday, May 14, Mrs Butler-
Turner said, “My Ministry is
particularly pleased that the
Pilot Club of Nassau chose to
pioneer this project, leading
us into what we hope to be
the evolution of greater acces-
sibility for persons with dis-
abilities throughout the length
and breadth of The
Bahamas.”

She explained that the Pilot
Club Nassau has sought to
establish a working relation-
ship with the Disabilities
Affairs Division in develop-
ing this project, which when
completed will be the only
facility of its kind for persons
with disabilities in The
Bahamas.

“The Government needs

and encourages viable part-
nerships to provide persons
with disabilities with compre-
hensive services.

“We recognize that persons
with disabilities deserve to be
included in the same activi-
ties and programmes as their
able-bodied counterparts,”
Mrs Butler-Turner said. Real
inclusion only comes when
communities, programmes
and individuals look beyond a
person’s disabilities and see
their right to belong.”

A great deal of emphasis
has been placed on the inclu-
sion of children with disabili-
ties in school activities, but
less has been placed on their
inclusion in community activ-
ities, she added.

“The construction of the
pool makes a bold statement
that persons with disabilities
like any other person, can
realize their dreams, goals,
aspirations and simple plea-
sures,” Mrs Butler-Turner
said.

Elizabeth Burrows, presi-
dent, Pilot Club of Nassau,

said in 1990, the Club under-
took to construct a swimming
pool for persons with disabil-
ities.

“To facilitate this project,
the Club was granted a lease
to 0.64 acres of land on Dol-
phin Drive, lot #35, by the
Department of Lands and
Surveys.”

Fundraising efforts, she
explained since that time, pri-
marily the annual Ebony
Fashion Show and the Thanks
for the Memories Ball have
been directed towards this
project. The Club has also
sought to establish a tripar-
tite relationship with govern-
ment and the business sector,
for the construction and oper-
ation of the pool. But she said
nothing could have been done
without the help of their cor-
porate sponsors, which
include the Bahamas
Telecommunications Corpo-
ration, Bahamas First Hold-
ings, Gunite Pools, BSI Over-
seas, Bill Simmons Construc-
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FREEPORT -- The Grand Bahama
Police Force is working hard to clean up
the streets of Grand Bahama, said Assis-
tant Commissioner of Police Willard Cun-
ningham, officer in charge of the Grand

Bahama District.

On Thursday, May 13, he explained that
during Operation Touch Down, the police
would be visible throughout Grand Bahama.
They will be looking for traffic offenders

drugs or stolen goods.

ASP Cunningham said the police want

their presence felt in Grand Bahama, so the
public can feel safe once again.

He said during the five-week operation,
motorists should especially try to observe
the speed limit and make sure vehicles are

licensed and insured, because otherwise they

VIEW FROM AFAR

JOHN

Now that the
arrangements to

move the container port
from downtown Nassau
have been finalizes, the
redevelopment of the land
that will now be freed up
should be placed on the
Nation’s front burner.

In order to reap the max-
imum long term benefits for
the people of Nassau, as well
as the owners of the land,
there needs to be coordina-
tion between the owners of
the various plots of land and
the authorities.

In an ideal world the
entire area would be incor-
porated into one master
plan and undertaken by one
developer. This group has
already had the experience
of knitting together a joint
venture with the Govern-
ment with respect to the
new container port. This
most valuable experience
should not be wasted so if
it could be drawn upon to
create a company listed on
the Stock Exchange owned
by these property owners,
with shares being offered to
institutions such as the
National Insurance fund and
other pension funds as well
as the public.

Financing

Such a new development
company would have access
to a great deal of financing
and thus would be able to
move quickly to start the
development of New Nas-
sau.

An essential component
would need to be middle
income residences as well as

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the commercial component,
if the city is to be vibrant.
Therefore, the Government
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incentives to encourage this
and other essential compo-
nents like the type and
amount of public space and
amenities.

An opportunity such as
this is very rare. The benefits
to the City and the economy
as a whole are numerous.
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BY SIR RONALD
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(The Writer is a Consultant and
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was led by coura-
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women who were
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the most power-
ful countries and
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tool, gathering together their
best brains from government,
the private sector and acade-
mia to map out their strate-
gies and to implement them.

Somewhere along the path
in recent years, the region has
lost its way. The resolve to
act collectively in the com-
mon interest of all appears to
have been pushed to one side,
as governments seek individ-
ual salvation. Collective
action, long a strength of
CARICOM, is paid only lip
service. Worse yet, the col-
lective use of the Caribbean’s
best brains in government,
business, and academia has
disappeared.

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join Japan to vote for com-
mercial whaling even though
there is a thriving tourism
whale watching industry in
the region; some countries
have joined the Venezuelan-
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But, above all, bold lead-
ership has diminished in the
region, and it has reduced
among Caribbean people the
ambition to reach for the
stars; to push the envelope so
as to stride out of the shad-
ows and into the global sun-
light. The region is weaker
for it. And, it will become
weaker still unless the lead-
ership of the region returns
to the fundamentals of col-
lective thinking and collec-
tive action, and asserts the
Caribbean’s interest boldly;
not surrendering to imposed
rules in which they have not
had a say; refusing to be bul-
lied; and not allowing their
governments to be captured
by the inducements of oth-
ers.

Welcomed

In this connection, a state-
ment made to me by the
Prime Minister of St Vincent
and the Grenadines, Ralph
Gonsalves, is warmly wel-
comed. The Prime Minister
told me on the record that
“Venezuela had nothing to
do with St Vincent’s decision
to offer itself for a non-per-
manent seat on the UN Secu-
rity Council for the 2011-2012
term.”

Our discussion followed
my commentary: “Serve the
Caribbean’s interest, not
some other country’s.”

Dr Gonsalves placed his
government’s decision in the
context of the need for small
Caribbean states to be bold
in order to reverse the idea
that they are “little nothings”,
and he was adamant that,
should St Vincent and the
Grenadines — one of the
smallest of the Caribbean
nations — succeed in this



advancing the
region’s inter-
est even as it
deliberates,
and helps to
arbitrate on, global hot-spot
issues. Gonsalves looked for-
ward to St Vincent’s UN mis-
sion being strengthened by
personnel from other CARI-
COM countries and benefit-
ting from advice and consul-
tations with experienced pre-
sent and former diplomats
from the region. While he
expected support from the
ALBA countries, he
declared: “We are not an
ALBA candidate.” In this,
the Prime Minister was pru-
dently distancing his country
from the controversial rela-
tions between Venezuela and
Colombia, since it is Colom-
bia against whom St Vincent
will be competing for the sin-
gle seat available to the Latin
American and Caribbean
group.

If, indeed, the St Vincent
government is pursuing the
Security Council non-perma-
nent seat in a spirit of bold-
ness and to assert the right of
small countries to be repre-
sented and heard at the high-
est levels of global decision-
making, then all Caribbean
people should support it.
When Guyana ran for — and
got — the seat in 1975 as the
first CARICOM state to do
so, it was because the gov-
ernment at the time also felt
that the domination by the
larger Latin American states
should end and the capacity
of small states to contribute
to thinking and solutions at
the global level should be
demonstrated.

None of this ignores the
costs that the St Vincent gov-
ernment will face, and in this
connection, every CARI-

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region’s independence.

And, as part of this resur-
gence of Caribbean boldness,
regional governments should
reject the recent offer made
by the European Union to
pay for Caribbean delegates
to attend a Meeting of the
CARIFORUM-EU EPA
Joint Council, at ministerial
level, on 17 May 2010 in
Madrid.

This meeting was hastily
proposed by the Commission
of the European Union to be
held on the day of the sched-
uled CARIFORUM-EU
Summit in order “to adopt
the two sets of Rules of Pro-
cedures” for the Joint Coun-
cil. But, CARICOM coun-
tries have not collectively
addressed these rules. Worse
yet, the European Commis-
sion (EC) has scheduled only
one and a half hours to con-
sider these complex legal
rules whose application will
have far reaching implications
for the work of the Joint
Council.

It is obvious that the EC
expects the Caribbean to do
nothing but rubber stamp the
rules. And, it is time that
regional governments call a
halt to being railroaded.

They should reject the pro-
posal for a hurried meeting
of the Joint Council for which
they are not prepared, and
they should use the Summit
to boldly tell the EU leader-
ship of their dissatisfaction
with the treatment the
Caribbean has received for
sugar, bananas and rum.

It is time again for collec-
tive and informed Caribbean
boldness.

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LOCAL NEWS

COB dispute

FROM page one

Dean Patrick Adderley, will
be held at Christ Church Cathe-
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service, also conducted by the
Dean, will be on Thursday at
the Cathedral. Interment will
follow in Woodlawn Gardens.

Sir Orville, Lady Turnquest
and their eldest grandson left
for London on May 4, where
they enjoyed the theatre, shop-
ping and meals at some of their
favourite restaurants. On Sat-
urday, May 8, Lady Turnquest
suffered a massive stroke. She
underwent surgery, but
remained in a coma until her
death. Her three children —
National Security Minister
Tommy Turnquest, Mrs Caryl
Lashley and Mrs Michele Fields
—flew to London to be at her
bedside. She died on Wednes-
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Lady Turnquest

old. Yesterday the Free
National Movement expressed
its condolences to former gov-
ernor general Sir Orville Turn-
quest and his family.

Quoting from the Book of
Proverbs — “whoso findeth a
wife findeth a good thing” —
the FNM said that Lady Turn-
quest was such a wife, “who
married her first and only love,
Sir Orville, and spent her entire
adult life providing him her
unflinching support in his pub-
lic life, his home life and in his
law firm.”

“Lady Turnquest,” said the
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virtues of Bahamian woman-
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Annual General Meeting of THE PUBLIC
WORKERS’ CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION
LIMITED, will be held at the British Colonial
Hilton Hotel, Bay Street, on Friday, May 21,
2010, commencing at 6:30 p.m. for the following
purposes:

* To receive the report of The Board of
Directors.
* To receive the Audited Report for 2009

« To elect members of The Board of Directors,
Supervisory Committee and Credit Committee

* To discuss and approve the budget for 2011

All eligible members, wishing to run for a
position on the Board of Directors, Supervisory
Committee or Credit Committee, are asked to
submit their names to the Credit Union’s Offices
in Nassau or Freeport, no later than Monday,
May 17th, 2010, by 4 p.m.

ALL MEMBERS ARE URGED TO ATTEND

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mother and grandmother.”

The party regretted her
death and cherished the “out-
standing example she set for
every Bahamian wife and
mother.”

“She also gave willingly of
her time and treasure to chari-
ties such as The Bahamas Red
Cross Society,” the FNM not-
ed.

Lady Turnquest met Sir
Orville at the age of 13 when
they were students at Govern-
ment High School. They were
married in 1955.

Edith Louise Turnquest was
born on June 27, 1929 to Cyril
and Myrtis Thompson. She
attended Sands School, East-
ern Senior School and the Gov-
ernment High School.

She spent much of her for-
mative years with her maternal
grandmother, Albertha Brown,
of Gomez Alley.

In those days Mrs Brown was
a well known pioneer of the
straw market, who instilled in
her granddaughter the impor-
tance of family, a strong work
ethic and a zest for life.

Lady Turnquest was an avid
sports woman.

As a school girl she walked
from Gomez Alley to Fort
Charlotte for sports. She played
basketball at the Priory
Grounds and was a member of
the Pedal Pushers team. An
early member of the Gym Ten-
nis Club on Mackey Street, she
continued her tennis game up
until recently.

She was chairman of the
Bahamas Red Cross Ball Com-
mittee for many years. More
recently she was chairman of
the Endowment for the Per-
forming Arts and was a mem-
ber of the Pedal Pushers and
the International Group.

“Edith’s faith was unceas-
ing,” said a family member.
“She believed that the Church
was an integral part of the com-
munity and that she should be a
member of the Church where
she lived.” Accordingly, she
was a member of St Matthew’s,
St George’s, Christ the King,
and Christ Church Cathedral.

FROM page one

ously Friday, the agreed dead-
line for an agreement, with no
future plans made as to how
negotiations will proceed.

Both parties are still more
than 40 clauses away from an
agreement, however the exact
number of clauses remaining
has yet to be agreed upon by
both parties.

After the faculty’s three and
a half day strike in April, it was
agreed that if both sides could
not settle their differences by
May 14, external arbitrators
would be brought in to secure
an agreement within seven
days.

UTEB President Jennifer
Isaacs-Dotson said: “We met
on Friday, under the supervi-
sion of the Deputy Director of
Labour, but no decisions were
made as to how negotiations
will proceed at this point. I am
hoping that on Monday we will
be discussing external arbitra-
tors with the intention of con-
tinuing negotiations immedi-
ately — but for now I am just
waiting to hear from them.”

Last week the negotiating
team secured agreements on
clauses dealing with appoint-
ments — with which both par-
ties had previously admitted to
having difficulties — to promo-
tions, duties and responsibili-
ties, performance assessments
and salaries.

Defending their financial
package, which has received
much criticism since COB
announced that their demands
would “cripple” the institution,
UTEB released a spreadsheet
analysing the college’s inter-
pretation of its demands.

The institution had translated
the union’s request for a cost
of living increase and increases
in benefits, such as health insur-
ance, to come to $11.1 million
over the course of the four year
agreement.

UTEB has countered that
this figure was “grossly inflat-
ed” and the data used to sup-
plement this figure implied that
benefits were to be retroactive
for years 2008 and 2009 of the
agreement.

Mrs Isaacs-Dotson said even
if these benefits could be

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received retroactively where
applicable, it was not the
union’s position to seek these
benefits.

Insurance

The union itemized: “Insur-
ance coverage cannot be given
retroactively. Persons who have
already received Professional
Leave for conferences during
2008-2009/2009-2010 cannot
receive payments retroactive-
ly. 3. Overload is controlled by
the college and not the union
and therefore should not have
been a cost attributed to the
union. Reduced contact hours
can’t be determined retroac-

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costing of this item.”

In a statement yesterday, the
union presented its initial finan-
cial package to value just under
$6 million — after removing
charges believed to have been
applied erroneously.

The faculty union, after “con-
sidering the present economic
climate,” has since further
reduced its package to include
only cost of living increases, 100
per cent insurance for single
coverage and an annual $10,000
increase to professional devel-
opment.

However, UTEB claimed
that COB has refused this pro-
posal as well — at present only
conceding to the annual
increase to professional devel-
opment.

Meanwhile, separate from
the negotiating table, UTEB is
calling for the college to
announce who will act as inter-
im-president following the res-
ignation of COB’s current pres-
ident Janyne Hodder on June
30.

Also, there is no update as
yet as to when the 15 cases
brought against the college by

faculty about salary cuts after
their strike in April will be
heard.

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‘Inadvertent’
title transfer
questioned

FROM page one

to the goodwill of the prop-
erty owner who, through an
error, acquired title to a por-
tion of the estate’s land on
an aborted sale.

Wallis Carey, one of the
beneficiaries of the estate,
said the original plan suf-
fered a major road block,
because the title holder,
Serelistene Bannister, is
“not prepared to just con-
vey it back.”

Ms Bannister obtained
title to the land “in respect
of a transaction which was
aborted” due to what the
law firm Arthur D Hanna
& Co (ADH) said was an
“inadvertent lodging for
recording of a conveyance.”

Courts

Without the cooperation
of the title holder in recon-
veying the land, Tribune
sources say, the family will
have to seek the assistance
of the courts, as the matter is
not as simple as “explaining
the error to the Registrar.”

Messages were left for Ms
Bannister. However, she
could not be reached before
press time.

Mrs Wallis Carey is ques-
tioning the explanation giv-
en by ADH, based on new
evidence she says she
obtained that suggests it
“was not even close to a mis-
take.”

When the firm was asked
to respond to the question-
ing of their explanation,
attorney Glenys Hanna-
Martin, a partner in the firm,
said the matter was being
dealt with.

“The issue for us is very
simple. A conveyance was
inadvertently recorded. We
are moving to correct it at
our own instance,” she said.

Ms Hanna-Martin had no
comment as to how the firm
was resolving the issue.

In previous correspon-
dence from the firm she stat-
ed that “it appears that he
Bannister deed was record-
ed in error by our clerk. It
would therefore be our
responsibility to have that

matter corrected.”

The family is yet to
receive correspondence
from ADH, directly or
through their new counsel
at Callenders and Co, indi-
cating how or when the
problem is being resolved,
Ms Carey said.

The unresolved issue has
lingered for some two years,
and is only one of several
that have been holding up
the sale of about nine lots,
valued at over $800,000, for
about 10 years.

The proceeds from the
disputed sale, and two oth-
ers, were supposed to be
used to install utilities on the
other nine lots in order to
obtain subdivision approval
so that they could be sold.

Having obtained the nec-
essary approvals, the family
plans to sell the property,
and raise the money to pay
legal debts — totalling more
than $150,000 — and take
care of other family busi-
ness.

FROM page one

workers in this country because
they decide to stand up for their
rights,” said Mr Garvey.

Louis and Ball were among a
group of about five workers
who filed a dispute with the
Labour Board in April after
management refused to pay
them their 15 per cent gratuity.

At the time, Labour official
Vaughn Bullard confirmed that
gratuities had been withheld for
a period of about one year. He
also noted that an agreement
was reached with management
to pay workers the monies
owed them.

Gratuity

Mr Garvey said workers are
entitled to gratuity pay, which is
collected from guests at the
resort.

“The foreign manager has no
respect for the laws of the coun-
try and refuses to abide by
them, and because these work-
ers went to the labour board
for what is rightfully theirs they
were terminated and others
have been threatened,” he said.

Mr Louis was employed at
the resort for five years.

“We went to the Labour
Board on April 16 to file a dis-
pute and when we returned to
work we were fired,” he said.

“We were told that we will
not be paid our grates and
when we said it is against the
law this foreign manager told
us that she makes her own laws
at the resort,” he claimed.

Eulamae Ball, a seven year
employee, said workers are
afraid to speak up for their
rights.

“We were victimised because

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MONDAY, MAY 17, 2010, PAGE 11

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workers. Mr Garvey claims that
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Nine arrested in
armed robhery

FROM page one

The Emerald Bay branch
of Scotiabank was robbed
just after 9.30am on Friday
by two armed robbers,
according to initial reports.

Police said a masked gun-
man went into the bank
while another man waited
behind the building in a
white Mitsubishi Montero —
a car police say was stolen
earlier that morning.

After stealing an undis-
closed amount of cash, the
pair fled the area.

Scotiabank shut down
operations after the robbery

on Friday. They are expect-
ed to reopen tomorrow.

Bank managers con-
firmed there were no
injuries to staff or customers
during the morning robbery.
They reassured customers
of their safety at the branch.

“Due to the nature of our
business, a robbery is always
a possibility,” a Scotiabank
spokeswoman said.

“But, we assure the pub-
lic of our commitment to
security and to the safety of
our customers and employ-
ees.

“We are working with the
Royal Bahamas Police
Force in their investigation

of this matter.”

Superintendent Morey
Evans, officer-in-charge of
the George Town Station,
said that prior to this inci-
dent Exuma had not experi-
enced any serious crime for
several months.

Normal

He expects that after
investigations are closed the
island will go back to nor-
mal.

The Family Island of
Andros also suffered a rob-
bery this weekend.

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thieves broke into the gov-
ernment complex in Kemps
Bay and stole a safe con-
taining cash, cheques and
mail, while the offices were
closed over the weekend
and are seeking information
to assist investigations.

Meanwhile CDU officers
are still assisting the missing
persons probe in Cat Island
following the disappearance
of German visitor Johannes
Maximillian Harsch, 46, on
May 2.

Cat Island police have
released the three men they
had held for questioning
over his disappearance, but
have yet to find any sign of
the missing man.

Superintendent Leon
Bethel in charge of CDU
said the investigation is still
continuing.

Any information that
might assist police investi-
gations should be reported
to police as a matter of
urgency by calling 911, 919
or Crime Stoppers anony-
mously on 328-TIPS (8477).

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Violent crime
sweeps Nassau

FROM page one

Island security officer was held up yesterday afternoon in an
attempted armed robbery. However, police were not able to
confirm this before The Tribune went to press.

Media reports claim police intercepted the robbery, recov-
ered the weapon and took two men into custody.

Police have confirmed they are following significant leads
into a shooting at about 4pm Saturday when a gunman
opened fire at a car in Nicolls Court, Yellow Elder Gardens,
and shot three men with a handgun before getting away.

The three men were taken to hospital by ambulance
where they remained last night.

Police, who are following significant leads, say the men’s
injuries are not life threatening.

Criminal Detective Unit (CDU) officers were also inves-
tigating an armed robbery at Burns House in Marathon
Road earlier that morning.

An employee was assaulted and had jewellery stolen
when two men robbed the store just after 10.30am on Sat-
urday. Police say one of the men was armed with a handgun.
The pair stole cash from the business as well as the employ-
ee’s jewellery. One of the men, dressed in blue jeans and a
dark shirt, assaulted the employee.

The men then got away in a black F150 truck with chrome
rims, heading north on Marathon Road, and are wanted by
police. A handgun and ammunition were recovered by
Mobile Division police who followed a man driving on
Lundy Street, off Palm Beach Street, when he failed to
stop at 7.20pm on Saturday.

They had attempted to search the vehicle when the dri-
ver and sole occupant of the car drove off. One was seen
throwing an object “into a home” in Lundy Street, police say.

A handgun and ammunition were found when the home
was searched. However, no arrests were made and investi-
gations continue. Police officers in the Northeastern Divi-
sion seized marijuana when they searched a car in Village
and Parkgate Roads just before 10pm on Saturday.

After stopping and searching the car and its two occu-
pants who police thought were acting suspiciously, they
recovered the marijuana from the front passenger seat.

A 26-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman of Marshall
Road were taken into custody and investigations continue.

Superintendent Leon Bethel in charge of CDU said
police conducted search operations across New Providence
this weekend and intend to continue them throughout the
year. CDU officers worked with uniformed police in the
operations, he said.

“We have had operations going on all weekend in respect
to targeting persons involved in pushing dangerous drugs and
unlicensed firearms,” Supt Bethel said. “We are targeting
persons in response to armed robberies.

“We had a large number of units on the road; CDU
units on the road this weekend, along with uniformed offi-
cers, and these operations will continue throughout the
year.”

Police urge anyone with any information that might assist
their investigations to call them urgently at 911, 919, or call
Crime Stoppers anonymously on 328-TIPS (8477).

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Woman accuses police of failing to investigate sex complaint | Evergreen man is

FROM page one

updated on the status of the police
investigation.

Her countless calls to the Criminal
Detective Unit (CDU) have not been
returned and she fears he has not been
investigated because of his high-profile
position, her attorney maintains.

And her attorney is further con-
cerned the accused man has been
wrongly advised by his lawyer to not
respond to the complaint as it was filed
more than six months after the alleged
harassment and has therefore been
statute-barred.

However, she said the case could
not be statute-barred as the six-month
limitation period should not apply to
this offence.




Legal Notice

NOTICE

She explained while there is a six-
month limitation period for summary
offences, sexual harassment is an
indictable offence triable summarily
and therefore is not statute-barred.

“Our client is anxious regarding this
matter and feels that because of the
parties involved the matter may be
delayed resulting in the matter being
statute-barred,” the attorney said ina
letter to Superintendent Leon Bethel,
officer in charge of the Criminal Detec-
tive Unit (CDU).

“Offences which are triable sum-
marily are not statute-barred within a
six-month period, as they are not sum-
mary offences.

“In the circumstances we are con-
cerned the police are seemingly slow to
address this matter.”

COTTONPORT





















ASSETS LIMITED

——

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of COTTONPORT ASSETS LIMITED
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been

issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.






(Liquidator)

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NOTICE

However, the attorney’s letters sent
to Mr Bethel in January and to Mr
Bethel and Police Commissioner Elli-
son Greenslade in March have yet to
be answered, the attorney maintains.

“We are concerned that because of
the parties involved the police have
not taken the matter seriously,” the
attorney wrote.

Supt Bethel declined to comment
on the status of the investigation or
confirm whether the accused had been
interviewed by police.

“All I can say is that the investiga-
tion continues, and we will respond at
the appropriate time in respect to this
investigation,” the officer in charge of
CDU told The Tribune.

“T cannot respond as to whether he
has been interviewed.”

Legal Notice

NOTICE
ROVIGO

MANAGEMENT LTD.

— + ——

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of ROVIGO MANAGEMENT LTD. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-

sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)

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THE TRIBUNE

trying to get his
son home from
the Bahamas

FROM page three

initiated the legal process of getting his son back. He said he had
previously hoped to solve the issue between them.

"T thought we'd handle it like adults," he said. "I've tried to tell
her: 'This is felony parental abduction. This is irreversible litigation.
This isn't a freaking game. This is about a kid's life.'"

He added: "I'm not trying to be vindictive. I just want my kid."

His wife cut off communication last fall and they haven't spoken
since. Nelson said other members of Chelsea's family have quiet-
ly reached out to him on the condition of remaining anonymous,
sending him photos and providing updates of his son's status. But
those moments have been rare, Nelson said.

Officials

Nelson has contacted everybody he can think of, even high-
ranking officials he expects no answers from, such as the U.S.
Secretary of State and the Prime Minister of the Bahamas. He
keeps in regular contact with representatives of NCMEC and the
State Department. The office of Sen. Max Baucus has been help-
ful, Nelson said.

Rene Lynch, Byron's mother, said she understands that such a
complex international issue takes time to sort out, but she still can't
help feeling frustrated.

"They're all telling us the same thing: Hurry up and wait," she
said. "At the same time, it's been nine months and that baby
doesn't know who his father is.”

Lowery said Nelson, if he chooses, could pursue parental kid-
napping or other charges. But for now, the goal is getting Hunter
back to the United States for a custody hearing. Lowery couldn't
offer a timeline, but he did express confidence.

"We're not going to give up," Lowery said. "His chances are
strong."

Nelson, who owns a siding business, said he's lost 40 pounds since
the ordeal began.

"Sometimes it's too much, with this and trying to pay my mort-
gage," he said. "I just go into depression and I don't eat right. But
I've come to terms with it, that I have to stay here and stay strong
and healthy for my kid."

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NOTICE
SCARSDALE PORT LTD.

CATALPA VISTAS.A.

——

#
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of CATALPA VISTA 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)

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NOTICE
TCHATCHA PLOUF LTD.

—

#
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of TCHATCHA PLOUF 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

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JMC HOLINGS LIMITED

— ——

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of JMC HOLDINGS 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)

AQUA BROOKS LTD.

——

#
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of AQUA BROOKS 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)

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FLORESCENCE

NORTHEAST LTD.

——

#
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of FLORESCENCE NORTHEAST 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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MYSTICO

MOUNTAIN CORP.

— + ——

#
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of MYSTICO 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)

—

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of SCARSDALE PORT 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
UNCHAINED LIMITED

— + ——

#
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of UNCHAINED 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
HAMPTON

VALLEY INC.

—

#

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

Register.

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LOCAL NEWS

MONDAY, MAY 17, 2010, PAGE 15



Gambling, democracy and the Church

BY ANTONY WILKINSON

“As human beings, we are
endowed with freedom of
choice, and we cannot shuffle
off our responsibility upon
the shoulders of God or
nature. We must shoulder it
ourselves. It is our responsi-
bility.” Arnold Toynbee-
English economic historian
and social reformer, 1889-
1975.

I read with some inter-
est Pastor Moxey’s
recent impassioned article
in The Nassau Guardian
against the legalisation of
gambling in this country.
Whilst I have no particular
dog in the fight regarding
the legality or illegality of
gambling, in fact I could care
less either way, when the
foundation of a fledgling
democracy such as our own
here in the Bahamas comes
under attack and is also
seemingly misunderstood, I
do have something to say.

With great deference to
Pastor Moxey, a respected
man of God, he makes the
mistake (and he is not alone
in this) of assuming that if
gambling is legalised, the
Church can be said to be
somehow endorsing
legalised gambling or stand-
ing by idly while it becomes
law. This is not the case. The
two are not connected. It is
not assumed by any think-
ing person that everything
that exists under the law car-
ries the blessing or ringing
endorsement of any church,
much less the Christian
Church.

Secular

The secular world we live
in is made up of man-made
laws. Those laws are sup-
posed to be a reflection of a
majority of the people’s will
regarding any issue. There
are many concepts which
are legal all over the world
which the Christian church
could not be said to be
endorsing, including some
which run exactly counter
to Christian principles. That
doesn’t make them illegal.

Democracy is about free-
dom of choice, it is certainly
not about reflecting one per-
son’s interpretation of the
Bible into all its citizenry’s
daily lives. Within the Chris-
tian church itself in this
country we have a wide and
varied spectrum of differ-
ences in the way people
worship Jesus and the way
they interpret the Bible.
This is not even taking into
account non-Christians,

4



There are many concepts which
are legal all over the world
which the Christian church
could not be said to be endors-
ing, including some which run
exactly counter to Christian
principles. That doesn’t make

them illegal.



agnostics or atheists. “Live
and let live.” Democracy
and the Christian Church
are not the same thing.
Democracy has its roots in
Platonic thinking and later
on some degree of basic
Christian principle, however
this is really only the basic
foundation of the house.
The entire rest of the house
— the finer points — are left
up to the people, who must
deal with the current social
mores of an ever-evolving
world. There is a principle
at stake here, and it’s an
important and fundamental
one.

If we are to say that we
live in a democracy here in
the Bahamas, and we do say
that, we must therefore
accept that fundamental
principle of a democracy
succinctly eloquated by E B
White: “Democracy is the
recurrent suspicion that
more than half of the people
are right more than half the
time.”

In a nutshell, if the major-
ity of people in a Democra-
cy want it, then it’s right.
Regardless of whether the
church agrees or disagrees.
Democracy is by its nature
an organic concept, ever
changing and growing as the
people and their ideas
change. There was a time in
America when Black peo-
ple had no rights and
weren't even considered full
citizens, that was changed
through the democratic
process. Women got the
right to vote through the
process of democracy. In
Saudi Arabia they still can-
not even hold a driver’s
license. Nelson Mandela
himself credits the attention
brought to him by various
democratic movements in
the UK with being funda-
mental in his release. The

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A small plane carrying humanitari-
an aid to Haiti hit the roof of a Florida
Gulf Coast home before crashing in
the backyard, but no one suffered life
threatening injuries, officials said,

according to Associated Press.

The plane departed from Clearwater
Airpark Sunday morning and strug-
gled to gain altitude, Dennis Roper,
chairman of the airpark's advisory

ing the plane fly overhead and then a
loud crashing sound, followed by
plumes of smoke that filled the com-

munity.

Six people were inside the home,
including three young children. All
escaped safely. No one inside the plane
is believe to have suffered life threat-
ening injuries, Elizabeth Watts, a pub-
lic safety information officer said. “It's
just a miracle that everybody sur-

“one man one vote” concept
for South Africa is nothing if
not a democratic concept.
Democracy as an effective
system of governance for the
people should not be trivi-
alised and has been and con-
tinues to be an important
concept for this earth and
its people.

That is not to say the
church or Pastor Moxey is
empirically wrong on this
issue. If the Church is right,
or thinks this issue is impor-
tant enough to be “right”
about, then go out and get a
majority of the votes, then
the church will be “democ-
ratically right”. That’s the
beauty of the system. Until
that time the Church doesn’t
have the votes, the church
is democratically wrong, ie, a
majority of the people dis-
agree. As of now, gambling
in this country is an
immutable fact. [legal or
legal makes no difference,
it will go on.

Minor

There are many much big-
ger, much more important
battles that the church could
and should be fighting in a
high profile way. In the
mainstream or secular
media, the church’s energies
appear disproportionately
focused on a relatively
minor issue. It’s as if some-
one tells you your house is
on fire and certain pastors
are only worried about
whether they remembered
to take out the trash. How
about we get the people out
safely and get the house to
stop burning first? To
appear to be so high profile
on such a minor issue is a
strategic mistake for the
church.

If one only listened to the

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vived," Roper said. The Federal Avi-
ation Administration said the plane
was a Piper PA-46. According to Rop-
er, the pilot filled the light aircraft with
96 gallons of fuel and boxes of relief

He is believed to have been en route
to Haiti, Roper said. The National
Transportation Safety Board was
called to investigate the crash. Roper
said the plane lost altitude after taking
off and that the pilot struggled to get

Mainstream media, one
could be forgiven for think-
ing that the church is will-
ing to mobilize and get very
vocal on the gambling issue,
but is comparatively quite
when people are going hun-
ery, people are out of work,
crime is on the rise and
molestation of children and
violence towards women
continue. We haven’t even
got to education and the
breakdown of the family yet.
That makes the church seem
as if its priorities are out of
whack.

The gambling issue should
be so far down on our list
of worries that it shouldn’t
even appear on the list of
priorities, yet lately it has
been front and centre. We
have much bigger fish to fry.
If we want to make things
that are bad for you illegal,
then let’s start with ciga-
rettes and alcohol, or any
fast food joint, those places
will take your money AND
ruin your health. Gambling
just takes your money. Let’s
ban television, my heart
always races when the Mia-
mi Dolphins are losing, that
can’t be good for me. Let’s
also make investing in the
stock market illegal because
that also carries a risk. What
else carries a risk? Oh yeah,
LIFE. Let’s make it illegal to
be alive, too much risk
involved, our people will
suffer. What we have decid-
ed as a world is that grown
ups get to make these types
of decisions for themselves.
Even strictly on Biblical
grounds the anti-gambling
idea can be strongly chal-
lenged if not outright defeat-
ed. So why is the Church
hanging its hat on this issue?
The Bible does not specifi-
cally mention gambling
much less say “don’t do it.”
The Bible talks about the

“love of money” and getting
rich quick. There’s plenty of
people guilty of that. I can
think of some who should
be arrested right now. Let’s
start with some politicians.
In fact Joshua cast lots to
determine the allotment of
land to the various tribes.
Nehemiah cast lots to deter-
mine who would live inside
the walls of Jerusalem. The
apostles cast lots to deter-
mine the replacement for
Judas. Cast lots? Sounds like
gambling to me. So is it the
Church’s official position
that Gambling is so inher-
ently bad that even God
doesn’t have the power to
use gambling for good?
Really? So no poor or desti-
tute person ever won the lot-
tery? That could never be
considered the work of
God? What’s that you say?
Poor and destitute people
have won?

Reality

Freedom of choice is not
some vague pretty concept.
It should be put into practice
on a daily basis in a democ-
racy, pushed to the limit and
tested in reality.

That’s what Plato wanted.
That’s how it was meant to
be.

You have to be able to
allow the Klu Klux Klan
member to speak out ina
democracy even though you
disagree with everything
he’s saying, otherwise you
devalue yourself and your
system.

Moreover you expose that
you do not have a fully
thought-out concept of the
way things ought to be. If
you don’t allow people you
100 per cent disagree with
to speak out, then you are
no longer living in a democ-





racy, then you are living in
something else, like a reli-
gious state. In this religious
state whichever holy book
you believe in is fully
enforced in daily life — by
law. Is that what we want to
live in? There are several
places on the earth where
this is going on now, where
people are trying to live
exactly by a holy book. The
Taliban are doing it for one,
so is Ahmadinejad in Iran
and Pakistan is currently
fighting an internal war for
its very soul as a country.
Perhaps Pastor Moxey
should investigate living in
one of those countries as I
hear tourism in those coun-
tries has dipped lately and
there are some great real
estate opportunities to be
had. I hear the Holy city of
Qom is nice this time of
year, and guess what? Gam-
bling is illegal there too — as
it is under all Islam.

I’ve never understood
people who want to ban
things because God doesn’t
like it. ’m not sure which
God they believe in.

Isaiah 40 says:

“Behold, the nations
(are) as a drop of a bucket
..(It is) he that sitteth upon
the circle of the earth, and
the inhabitants thereof (are)
as grasshoppers; ...Hast
thou not known? Hast thou
not heard, that the everlast-
ing God, the LORD, the
Creator of the ends of the
earth, fainteth not, neither
is weary? There is no search-
ing of his understanding.”

Are they saying this God
is not up to the challenge?
Whether gambling is made
legal or not, I’m sure God
is up to the challenge what-
ever the outcome.

Is our Democracy up to
the challenge? I can only
hope that it is.

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BAHAMAS RED CROSS SOCIETY & NEMA’S COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT) TRAINING IN ANDROS

KIRKWOOD MOSS
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planning are more effective
in meeting the needs of their
respective communities in
the aftermath of a disaster.
Community members from
settlements across North
Andros gathered in Nicoll’s
Town from April 26-30,
2010, for Community Emer-
gency Response Team
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Gayle D. Outten-Moncur,
disaster manager for the
National Emergency Man-
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Eleanor Davis and Mr.
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Strachan of the Bahamas
Red Cross Society provided
training.

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days learning important live-
saving skills through demon-
strations and assignments.
“CERT training is all about
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“It is vital to build teams
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trained personnel are unable
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ter victims.

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Insurer: ‘You don’t need to get
bigger’ for 53% profit increase

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

* RoyalStar sees net income rise more than $2.3m, with underwriting



oyalStar Assurance’s
53 per cent profit
increase to $6.816
2009
“you don’t
need to get bigger to become more
, its managing director
lauding the “four-fivefold” returns
obtained by its shareholders over
the past seven years despite a 12 per
cent top-line contraction last year.

million for
shows

profitable”

Steve Watson, the Bahamas-based
property and casualty insurer’s man-

aging director, told Tribune Busi-
ness that the more than-$2.3 million
bottom line increase was achieved
largely due to a 42 per cent reduction
in net claims incurred, which fell
from $7.527 million in 2008 to just
$4.386 million in the 12 months to

December 31, 2009.

just a strong year.

Cable beats net profit
Q1 forecast by $0.5m

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

CABLE Bahamas exceed-
ed its own net income projec-
tions by $0.5 million for the
2010 first quarter, despite suf-
fering a 37.3 per cent bottom
line decline, as its regulatory
fees grew by “in excess of 21
per cent” year-over-year.

Barry Williams, the BISX-
listed firm’s vice-president of
finance, told Tribune Busi-
ness that despite the $2.8 mil-
lion year-over-year net
income drop, from $7.452 mil-
lion to $4.675 million, for the
2010 first quarter, “we'll come
out fine” for the remainder
of the year, although he was
unable to give a definitive
forecast.

A $2 million increase in

The information contained is from a third
party and The Tribune can not be held
responsible for errors and/or omission
from the daily report.





* Firm sees regulatory
fees increase 21%
year-over-year

* Internet business beats
prediction by 3%, as top-
line results indicate
economy improving

* BISX-listed firm targets
‘year-end’ to be in position
to provide fixed-line
voice services

* Creates jobs in customer
service, engineering
during 2010 first quarter

total operating costs, from
$9.9 million to $11.9 million,
was largely responsible for the
bottom line decline at Cable
Bahamas, as the company
invested for the future to posi-
tion itself for growth oppor-
tunities in a liberalised
Bahamian telecoms market,
in addition to absorbing fee
increases from the new regu-
latory regime.

And there were still many
positives for Cable Bahamas
to focus on, Mr Williams
telling Tribune Business that
the 4.7 per cent year-over-
year total revenue rise to
$22.075 million during the
2010 first quarter indicated
that the company was recov-
ering some subscribers it had
either lost, or had dropped
premium services, at the
height of the recession.

Cable Bahamas also
planned to “be in position by
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the Bahamas and the Cayman
Islands, Mr Watson said:
wasn’t a lot of claims activity. It was

“We were well below the average
numbers on claims generally.
Whether that was down to pure luck
or good underwriting in prior years,

“There I don’t know.”

RoyalStar achieved its improved
net income performance despite a

last year.

Mr Watson acknowledged that the
top-line contraction was more than
RoyalStar had expected, having fore-



By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamian food
retailing market is saturated
with “more supermarkets
than the population
requires”, City Markets
chief executive told Tribune
Business, warning that com-
petition will only increase
as he and the management
team fight to save jobs at
the ailing chain, which has
700 staff.

Acknowledging that
industry consolidation was
likely, and that he intended
City Markets to be one of
the players leading that
process, Derek Winford
said he and the manage-
ment team were focused on
extracting as many efficien-
cies as possible from the 11-
store chain’s head office and
warehouse operations.

“We want to make this
business as efficient as pos-
sible, because in the future
this business will get more
competitive, not less,” Mr
Winford told Tribune Busi-
ness. “I don’t see competi-
tion getting any easier.”

When asked by this news-
paper whether he thought
consolidation in the
Bahamian food retailing
industry was likely, given
the volume of new entrants
into an already saturated
market, Mr Winford said:
“What I see in the Bahamas
is that there are more super-
markets than the population



City Markets chief:
Food retail sector
is too saturated

requires. It appears to me
that way.”

The City Markets chief
executive is thus in accord
with both Sandy Schaefer,
Robin Hood’s president,
and Gavin Watchorn, head
of AML Foods, who have
both told Tribune Business
recently that they believe a
consolidation in the sector is
likely.

The food retailing busi-
ness has seen a rash of new
entrants, such as Robin
Hood and Phil’s Food Ser-
vices recently, along with
neighbourhood chains such
as Budget Meats and ‘Mom
and Pop’ stores. Mr Win-
ford said of the increased
competition: “I would say
that if the competition was
not there, our sales would

be higher.”
City Markets, whose
holding company is

Bahamas Supermarkets,
chose the worst possible
time to suffer its current tra-
vails, given that its turn-
around from more than $25
million in total losses over
the past three years has to
content with both a reces-
sion and increased competi-
tion.

For the nine months to
end-March 2010, City Mar-
kets’ top-line net sales fell
by 18.5 per cent - from
$93.059 million to $76.022
million. The company thus
needs to regain market

SEE page 6B





12 per cent decline in gross written
premium, which fell from $73.574
million in 2008 to $64.573 million

income up 37% to over $10m, despite 12% premium decline
* But says unlikely to match 2009 performance in 2010, as 42% net claims fall hard to repeat
* Investors see ‘four-to-fivefold’ returns, as return on equity exceeds 20% in four of last five years
* Solvency margin hits 253%, with combined operating ratio at 63%
* But ‘real dilemma’ caused by underinsuring, which impacts
Bahamian economy’s recovery from disasters

cast a 10 per cent gross premium
drop for 2009. However, the insurer
“lost more business than expected”

in the Cayman Islands where,

reduced rates forced it to write less

SEE page 12B

Super Value suffers
15% Blue Hill drop

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

SUPER Value has seen a
15 per cent decline in busi-
ness since Baillou Hill Road
was rerouted, reversing gains
of up to 36 per cent that its
store there achieved during
the height of last year’s reces-
sion.

Rupert Roberts, the gro-
cery chain’s president and
owner, said the road rerouting
had taken profits right out
from under him, so much so
that, for now, they have dis-
continued marketing the loca-
tion.

“Tf they would put the road

back together we might be
able to do some promotion,
but we see no point in pro-
moting because the roads are
so unpredictable that people
don’t want to come into the
area,” said Mr Roberts.

He added that Super Value
rode out the recession by
holding market share with
increased sales, even gaining
on its competitors. However,
Mr Roberts said the Baillou
Hill Road store has now been
the only one to experience
declines.

“This year we are holding
on, except that particular
store,” said Mr Roberts.

SEE page 4B

Who will let the Dogs out?

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

MOST small and medium-
sized businesses (SME) in the
Bahamas fall into the ‘Dog’
designation of the Boston
Consulting Group’s (BCG)
Growth-Share Matrix, the
Bahamas Industrial and Agri-
cultural Corporation’s
(BAIC) assistant manager
said.

Lester Stuart said that des-
ignation meant most Bahami-
an SMEs have a low market
share and low growth rate,
with BCG’s matrix suggest-
ing this type of business be
divested or sold out.

According to Mr Stuart,
Bahamian small businesses

* BAIC executive says most
Bahamian small/medium
sized firms fall into
category of low market
share and growth rate,
and should be divested

* Warns new Act will
not be ‘panacea’

are “crying out” for help from
the Government and private
sector, especially as govern-
ment prepares to roll-out an
Act tailored to support their
growth.

“The Small Business Act
won’t be a panacea but hope-
fully will get small businesses

SEE page 5B

Cable & Wireless enters BTC race

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

CABLE & Wireless
(Caribbean) has entered the
Bahamas Telecommunica-
tions Company’s (BTC) pri-
vatisation process, sources
familiar with the situation told
Tribune Business, and is one
of three players still in con-
tention to acquire a majority
stake in the state-owned
incumbent.

The newspaper has been
told that Cable & Wireless,
which operates as LIME in
numerous Caribbean coun-
tries, was invited into the
process despite not being
among the four applicants
who qualified last October to
advance to the due diligence
phase of the process.

Apart from Cable & Wire-
less (LIME), the other two
players still in contention to
become BTC’s majority own-
er and strategic partner are,
according to Tribune Busi-
ness’s sources, the JP Mor-

Company, which operates as LIME, invited into process and said to be one of three
remaining players, along with JP Morgan/Vodafone and Atlantic Tele-Network/CFAL

gan/VodafOne combination,
plus Atlantic Tele-Network,
which has partnered with
CFAL, the investment advi-
sory arm of Bahamian finan-
cial services conglomerate, A.
F. Holdings (the former Col-
ina Financial Group).

Market sources had been
speculating last week that the
Atlantic Tele-Network/CFAL
group may have been selected
as the preferred bidder, but
this was dismissed by Tribune
Business contacts close to
what was happening.

“The exercise isn’t com-
pleted yet,” one informant
told Tribune Business of the
BTC privatisation exercise’s
status. “There is another seri-
ous bidder in the mix that is
being reviewed. No decision
has been made. It is still very
much an open process.
They’re still evaluating a
number of bidders, though

there may be another player
interested.”

That other “serious bid-
der/player” was identified by
Tribune Business’s sources as
Cable & Wireless
(Caribbean) or LIME. The
other two companies that
entered the due diligence
phase along with JP Mor-
gan/Vodafone and Atlantic
Tele-Network/CFAL - Trilo-
gy International Partners and
Digicel - were said to be out
of contention.

“Since that time, another
player has been brought into
the mix, and the [BTC Pri-
vatisation] Committee is con-
sidering them,” a Tribune
Business source said. “It’s
under active discussion and
close to a resolution.”

Zhivargo Laing, minister of
state for finance, who chairs
the BTC advisory committee,
which assesses the work of the

privatisation committee, said
he was “not aware” that
Cable & Wireless had been
brought into the mix when
questioned by Tribune Busi-
ness.

Several observers, though,
questioned how Cable &
Wireless’s late entrance into
the BTC bidding would sit
with JP Morgan/Vodafone
and Atlantic Tele-Network,
given that they were not
among the candidates invited
into the due diligence round.
Cable & Wireless is under-
stood to have taken a long,
hard look at BTC once the
Government published its
Notice of Privatisation last
year, but decided not to bid in
favour of concentrating on its
existing markets.

The Bahamas is the last
remaining major Caribbean

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securities, with two decliners,
one advancer and the other
securities remaining
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EQUITY MARKET

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an increase of 11,942 shares,
compared to the previous
week's trading volume of
32,291 shares.

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for another week and the big
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shares to see its stock close
the week at $6.99, up by $0.59.

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BPF $10.63 $- 0 -1.02%
BSL $9.42 $- 0 -6.36%
BWL $3.15 $- 0 0.00%
CAB $12.07 $- 0 20.94%
CBL $6.99 $0.59 29,810 -0.14%
CHL $2.84 $- 1,273 441%
CIB $10.60 $- 6.11%
CWCB $2.64 $0.21 0 BRO TIC/S
DHS $2.54 $- 500 -0.39%
FAM $6.07 $- 0 -6.47%
FBB $2.17 $- 0 -8.44%
FCC $0.27 $- 0 0.00%
FCL $5.08 $- 3,800 6.50%
FCLB $1.00 $- 0.00%
FIN $9.00 -$0.08 5,000 -3.02%
ICD $5.59 $- 2,850 0.00%
JSJ $9.95 $- 0 0.00%
PRE $10.00 $- 0 0.00%





comparison to the prior year.

The bank experienced a sig-
nificant increase in its loan
loss provisions during the
year, which totalled $1.3 mil-
lion compared to $231,000 in
the prior year, an increase of
$1.1 million.

FBB's earnings per share
at December 31, 2009, remain
unchanged at $0.05 in com-
parison to December 31, 2008.

Total assets and liabilities
at December 31, 2009, were
$276 million and $242 million
respectively, compared to
$272 million and $240 million
at the end of the prior year.

Customer deposits of $217
million increased by $6.3 mil-
lion or 3 per cent year-over-
year, while mortgages and
loans of $200 million ,and
cash balances on hand and at
banks of $28.5 million,
increased by $1.3 million and

International Markets

FOREX Rates
CAD$

GBP

EUR

Commodities

Crude Oil
Gold

International Stock Market Indexes:

DITA

S & P 500
NASDAQ
Nikkei

Weekly % Change
0.9696 1.16
1.4539 -1.90
1.2371 -2.93
Weekly % Change
$71.92 -4.53
$1,230.50 1.82
Weekly % Change
10,620.16 2.31
1,135.68 2.23
2,346.85 3.58
10,462.51 0.94

$9.8 million respectively.

It was also noted that FBB
created a reserve for credit
losses of $2.1 million out of
retained earnings in the year
to meet the provisioning
requirements of the Central
Bank of the Bahamas.

AGM Notices:

Bahamas Waste (BWL) has
announced that its AGM will
be held at the National Tennis
Centre, Queen Elizabeth
Sports Centre, on May 18,
2010, at 6 pm.

Commonwealth Bank
(CBL) has announced its
AGM will be held at Super-
Club Breezes, West Bay
Street, on May 19, 2010, at
Spm.

Dividend Notes:

Doctors Hospital Health-
care Systems (DHS) has
declared an ordinary dividend
of $0.02 per share, payable on
May 14, 2010, to all ordinary
shareholders of record date
May 7, 2010.

Consolidated Water BDRs
(CWCB) has declared an
ordinary dividend of $0.015
per share, payable on June 7,
2010, to all ordinary share-
holders of record date May 1,
2010.

FamGuard Corporation
(FAM) has declared an ordi-
nary dividend of $0.06 per
share, payable on May 25,
2010, to all ordinary share-
holders of record date May
17, 2010.









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Public contract
amendments to
spread wealth

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

PROPOSED reforms to
the Government’s public pro-
curement system should
increase the number of
Bahamian firms winning pub-
lic sector contracts, the Trade
Commission’s co-chair has
told Tribune Business,
although they cannot guaran-
tee that corruption will be
stamped out “completely”.

Raymond Winder, who is
also Deloitte & Touche
(Bahamas) managing partner,
said the proposed changes -
involving the creation of a
Public Procurement Depart-
ment, whose work would be
overseen by a Board, plus a
Tribunal to hear all disputes
relating to this issue, should
“make it a lot more tighter
around the awarding of con-
tracts” and ensure ‘like-for-
like’ bids were being com-
pared.

The Commission’s co-chair
said “most of the individuals
involved in granting con-
tracts” had no experience in
this area, in either the private
or public sector, and “a lot of
times contracts are awarded
based on visual presentations
or fees, which are not always
the best criteria”.

Mr Winder said the pro-
posed procurement regula-
tions would set out a proper
criteria. Warning that they
would not be a ‘panacea’, he
added: “No system can guar-
antee you against corruption,
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can come back and assess if
an acceptable decision was
made.

“Someone independent of
the process should come, by
way of the audit trail, to the
same conclusion as you did.”
The accountant said that cur-
rently, “the level of docu-
ments is not in place to deter-
mine how contracts are
awarded” in the Bahamian
public sector.

Reforms

Mr Winder told this news-
paper last week that imple-
menting the proposed reforms
could save the Government
up to 30 per cent on its cur-
rent procurement budget,
which averages $400 million
per annum.

“This is all about moving
the country forwards with
best international practices
and ensuring government
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the weekend. “The benefit to
government is that the Gov-
ernment should have more
savings of taxpayer dollars.
The Government is not, in all
situations, able to assess
whether contracts awarded
represent the best value in
terms of dollars spent. Most
contracts go beyond the orig-
inal scope, and there is little
effort to determine why.”

As for the private sector,
Mr Winder said they were
likely to take comfort from a
bidding process that would be
more open, transparent and
fair. “You're likely to see
more companies involved in
these contracts than before,
and less political affiliations
will be involved.”

On major multi-million dol-
lar public procurement con-
tracts, the Government often
looked to overseas firms as
the capacity and skills sets
required were often not avail-
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Winder said this nation need-
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these contracts so knowl-
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15% Blue Hill drop

NOTICE

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137
(8) of the International Business Companies
Act, NOTICE is hereby given that SUPRIAN
LIMITED has been dissolved and has been
struck from the Register with effect from
March 11. 2010.

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FROM page 1B

“Government should listen
and feel our pain. When I first
approached the Minister he
was very courteous, but he
said that the decision had
been made. He wouldn't lis-
ten to the distress and the
pains of the poor people.”
Mr Roberts said customers

in that area feel distressed and
hopeless, and he argued that
Super Value still had another
18 months before seeing some
semblance of pre-recession
numbers.

Size

He added that the size of
the food retailing market in
Nassau far outstretches its

consumer base.

“There are too many stores
on this island for the popula-
tion,” he said. “I think the
stores that are well organised,
well run, full of merchandise,
kept clean and tidy, with
friendly, courteous service will
have their customers come
back.”

And when a spate of rob-
beries threatened that con-

sumer base, Mr Roberts said
Super Value fought back by
investing in high-tech security
equipment, including cam-
eras, covering almost every
inch of the properties.

“When you come to Super
Value you are on TV,” he
said. “The only suspect we
have not been able to catch
is the drag queen who robbed
Mackey Street.”

NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF JEANNE R.

BENJAMIN late of 722 Via Genova,
Broward County, Deerfield Beach, Florida
33442, United States of America and also
of George Town, Exuma

Deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having
any claim or demand against the above Estate are
required to send the same duly certified in writing
to the undersigned on or before the 11th day of
June A.D., 2010 after which date the Personal
Representative of the Estate will proceed to
distribute the assets having regard only to the
claims of which he shall then have had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby also given that all
persons indebted to the said Estate are requested
to make full settlement on or before the date
hereinbefore mentioned.

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P.O. Box N-102
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Who will let
the Dogs out?

FROM page 1B

to the next level,” he said.
“Many will be able to do this,
but many will remain
behind.”

Speaking at a Town Hall
meeting held last Wednesday
night, which was focused on
small business growth, Mr
Stuart added that the pro-
posed Act will incorporate
much of BAIC’s mandate, as
a part of consolidating busi-
ness development pro-
grammes.

Chief of the newly-formed
Bahamas Business Associa-
tion (BBA), Marvin Smith,
insisted entrepreneurs pay
close attention to the devel-
opment of the proposed Act
so that their voices and con-
cerns would be reflected in
the document when it is
tabled in Parliament.

“Tf you are in business and
if you are a small business,
you can’t just say to those that
make the legislation ‘that’s
not fair to me’,” said Mr
Smith. “You have to partici-
pate so they can get it right,
because if they get it wrong

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you as small and medium-
sized businesses will suffer as
aresult.”

He added that e-commerce
was an example of where the
Bahamas lay in terms of busi-
ness development. Mr Smith
said the Bahamas was
“behind the eight ball” in e-
commerce, while the country
touts itself a leader in tourism
and banking.

Critical

“E-commerce is critical and
vital, and it is things like that
that are important to say to
us (the BBA), for when we
speak to those who are
responsible for ensuring that
the environment and legisla-
tion is in place,” he added.

President of the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce,
Khaalis Rolle, said the new
Act has to be developed to

reflect the unique challenges
faced by SMEs.

Mr Rolle said institutions
that are developed to deliver
services to small businesses
have to be properly capi-
talised, properly staffed with
technical experts and
equipped to be responsive to
the needs of small business-
es.

According to him, the
Chamber Institute at the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce has already begun to
develop programmes to jump
start SME development,
growth and survival.

“The Chamber Institute is
designed to help entrepre-
neurs become technically
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of the business community as
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on Saturday, May 22, 2010 commencing at 8:00 a.m.
for the following purposes:

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of 2009

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To elect members of the Board of Directors.

To elect members of the Supervisory Committee
To discuss and approve the Budget for 2010.
To take action on such matters as may come
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Procurement for General Supplies for the Year 2010

1.0 The Ministry of Education, (hereafter called the “Purchaser’) now
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Supplies for the School Year 2010.

Interested Bidders may inspect/collect the bidding documents from
the Purchasing/Supplies Section of the Ministry of Education,
Headquarters, The Teacher’s Credit Union Building, East Street
from Monday 3% May, 2010, and obtain further information, at the
second address given below.

Bids must be in English and shall be enclosed in duplicates in a
sealed envelope bearing no identity of the bidder and endorsed
with the subject bided on (“General Supplies” ).

Bids must be deposited in the tender box provided, at the first
address, on or before Friday, 21st May, 2010 by 5:00 p.m. (local
time). It will not be necessary to submit bids in person since It may
be sent by mail. Late bids will be rejected and returned unopened.

Bids will be opened at the public ceremony, in the presence of
those Bidder(s) or their Representative (s) who choose to attend,
at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 25th May, 2010 at the first address
below.

(1) The Chairman Tender’
Ministry of Finance
Cecil Wallace Whitfield
Cable Beach
P.O. Box N-3017
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tele: (242)327-1530

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Ministry of Education
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NOTICE
KELLEN SLOPES INC.

— -,—.

f

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of KELLEN SLOPES 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
NEW SEGUIN
HOLDINGS LTD.

—

/
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of NEW SEGUIN HOLDINGS 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
WRYTH MOUNTAIN
VENTURES LTD.

—

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of WRYTH MOUNTAIN VENTURES
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
TACERTO INVESTMENT LID.

— *)——

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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 TACERTO INVESTMENT 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
A STEP AHEAD

INVESTMENTS LIMITED

—— - =
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of A STEP AHEAD INVESTMENTS

LIMITED has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolu-

tion has been issued and the Company has therefore been

struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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City Markets chief:
Food retail sector
is too saturated

FROM page 1B

share and win customers back
in a tough environment.

Mr Winford said manage-
ment’s focus was “going to be
head office and the adminis-
trative running of the busi-

ness” when it came to extract-
ing further efficiencies.
Although uncertain how
much could be obtained in
further cost savings, he added:
“Our goal is to preserve jobs
and preserve the business.”
While City Markets’ 11-
strong store portfolio is not

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

BEXCO BAHAMAS LIMITED

Pursuant to the Provisions of Section 138 (8) of the International
Business Companies Act 2000 notice is hereby given that the
above-named Company has been dissolved and struck off the
Register pursuant to a Certificate of Dissolution issued by the
Registrar General on the 15th day of March, 2010.

Dayan Bourne
Liquidator
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the focus of this efficiency dri-
ve “right now”, Mr Winford
said that “as that is done, we
will look elsewhere”.

City Markets has already
released some 28 staff, 16 at
its Nassau warehouse and 12
in Freeport, and Mr Winford,
an executive with Neal &
Massy, the Trinidadian con-
glomerate that controls BSL
Holdings, Bahamas Super-
markets’ majority sharehold-
er, pledged that everything
would be done to preserve
head count.

However, he indicated that
jobs were on the line, and
gave no guarantees about no
redundancies. “There’s
always potential head count
reduction in turnarounds,
potential being the key word,”
Mr Winford said. “We will try
and save as many jobs as we
can.

“The management is going
to do what is right for the
business, and make the best
decisions for all stakeholders.
Neal & Massy’s focus is real-
ly on job preservation.” He
pointed out that the redun-
dancies made by City Mar-
kets so far were ‘a drop in the
bucket compared to what
we’ve seen other companies
in the Bahamas do”.

Apart from its bulk pur-
chasing power and ability to

obtain better discounts from
suppliers, Mr Winford said
Neal & Massy also brought
strong operational and finan-
cial management to City Mar-
kets. The Trinidadian con-
glomerate, he added, “sees a
very good future” for the
business once it “rides out
the storm”.

Mr Winford said the peak
tourism seasons, such as
Spring Break and Easter,
“impact positively on our
sales”, especially at outlets
such as Cable Beach and Har-
bour Bay. The former attract-
ed visitors staying in time-
shares along the Cable Beach
strip, while the latter was a
regular port of call for visiting
yacht crews to stock up on
several thousand dollars’
worth of goods at a time.

Therefore, a turnaround in
both air and sea arrivals
would also help to boost City
Markets’ sales.

Mr Winford also confirmed
that the grocery chain wanted
to maintain a presence in
western New Providence after
the Lyford Cay Shopping
Centre was closed down in
favour of the new Town Cen-
tre opposite the Charlotteville
subdivision. Talks were cur-
rently being held with land-
lords, New Providence Devel-
opment Company.

Legal Notice

NOTICE
APOLLOS VALLEY INC.

——

é

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of APOLLOS 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
COL DE MORCLES LTD.

—

#
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of COL DE MORCLES 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

TAU LID.

— - _—
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of TAU LTD. has been completed; a Certifi-
cate of Dissolution has been issued and the Company has

therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
CYBER WIRELESS INC.

ae

ff
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of CYBER WIRELESS 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
FURSTENTUM

COMPANY LIMITED

— -)——

ff
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of FURSTENTUM COMPANY
LIMITED has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolu-
tion has been issued and the Company has therefore been

struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
STAGGER

SCREEN LTD.

—

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of STAGGER SCREEN 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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Cable & Wireless enters BTC race

FROM page 1B

market in which LIME does
not operate, hence its attrac-
tiveness. Its presence in the



process again adds weight to
the belief that the Privatisa-
tion Committee was not
impressed with the quality of
offers and prices submitted
by the other bidders, and may

LEGAL NOTICE




THE DAILY LIQUIDITY MASTER FUND, INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)




have wanted someone in to
spice up the competition for a
bidding war.

Fact

The fact it has now been
seven months since the BTC
privatisation’s due diligence
phase commenced also indi-
cates that the Privatisation
Committee has had difficulty
in extracting a suitable offer
from any one bidder, and has

negotiated with several of
them in an attempt to obtain
the best deal.

LIME stands for Landline,
Mobile, Internet, Entertain-
ment. One attraction it might
hold is that it operates in all
four segments, unlike Voda-
fone, essentially a cellular
operator, and Atlantic Tele-
Network, a traditional land-
line, cellular, Internet opera-
tor.

The Entertainment side



Notice is hereby given in pursuance of Section 138 of
The International Business Companies Act, 2000 (as
amended) that the Directors of the above-named company
by Resolution passed on the 22nd of April 2010 resolved
that the company be wound up voluntarily forthwith and
that the Liquidator is Mr. Bennet R. Atkinson of Ronald
Atkinson & Co., Chartered Accountants, Marron House,
Virginia and Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326, Nassau,
Bahamas.

All persons having claims against the above-named
company are requested to submit particulars of such
claims and proofs thereof in writing to the Liquidator,
Mr. Bennet R. Atkinson, Marron House, Virginia and
Augusta Streets, PO. Box N-8326, Nassau, Bahamas,
not later than the 17th day of June 2010, after which date
the books will be closed and the assets of the company
distributed.

Dated the 13th day of May, 2010.

Bennet R. Atkinson
Liquidator

LEGAL NOTICE

THE BISCAYNEAMERICAS DAILY

LIQUIDITY FUND, INC.
(in Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given in pursuance of Section 138 of
The International Business Companies Act, 2000 (as
amended) that the Directors of the above-named company
by Resolution passed on the 22nd of April 2010 resolved
that the company be wound up voluntarily forthwith and
that the Liquidator is Mr. Bennet R. Atkinson of Ronald
Atkinson & Co., Chartered Accountants, Marron House,
Virginia and Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326, Nassau,
Bahamas.

All persons having claims against the above-named
company are requested to submit particulars of such claims
and proofs thereof in writing to the Liquidator, Mr. Bennet
R. Atkinson, Marron House, Virginia and Augusta Streets,
P.O. Box N-8326, Nassau, Bahamas, not later than the
17th day of June 2010, after which date the books will
be closed and the assets of the company distributed.

Dated the 13th day of May, 2010.

Bennet R. Atkinson
Liquidator

LEGAL NOTICE

THE BISCAYNEAMERICAS SAKAE
FUND, LTD.
(in Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given in pursuance of Section 138 of
The International Business Companies Act, 2000 (as
amended) that the Directors of the above-named company
by Resolution passed on the 22nd of April 2010 resolved
that the company be wound up voluntarily forthwith and
that the Liquidator is Mr. Bennet R. Atkinson of Ronald
Atkinson & Co., Chartered Accountants, Marron House,
Virginia and Augusta Streets, PO. Box N-8326, Nassau,
Bahamas.

All persons having claims against the above-named
company are requested to submit particulars of such
claims and proofs thereof in writing to the Liquidator,
Mr. Bennet R. Atkinson, Marron House, Virginia and
Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326, Nassau, Bahamas,
not later than the 17th day of June 2010, after which date
the books will be closed and the assets of the company
distributed.

Dated the 13th day of May, 2010.

Bennet R. Atkinson
Liquidator

NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF STANLEY S.
BENJAMIN late of 722 Via Genova,
Broward County, Deerfield Beach, Florida
33442, United States of America and also
of George Town, Exuma

Deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against the above
Estate are required to send the same duly
certified in writing to the undersigned on or
before the 11th day of June A.D., 2010 after
which date the Personal Representative of the
Estate will proceed to distribute the assets
having regard only to the claims of which he
shall then have had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby also given that all
persons indebted to the said Estate are requested
to make full settlement on or before the date
hereinbefore mentioned.

ALLAN J. BENJAMIN
Chambers
Aurora House
Dowdeswell Street & Dunmore Lane
P.O. Box N-102
Nassau, Bahamas

Attorney for the Personal Representative

LEGAL NOTICE

THE BISCAYNEAMERICAS CURRENT
YIELD FUND, INC.
(dn Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given in pursuance of Section 138 of
The International Business Companies Act, 2000 (as
amended) that the Directors of the above-named company
by Resolution passed on the 22nd of April 2010 resolved
that the company be wound up voluntarily forthwith and
that the Liquidator is Mr. Bennet R. Atkinson of Ronald
Atkinson & Co., Chartered Accountants, Marron House,
Virginia and Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326, Nassau,
Bahamas.

All persons having claims against the above-named
company are requested to submit particulars of such
claims and proofs thereof in writing to the Liquidator,
Mr. Bennet R. Atkinson, Marron House, Virginia and
Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326, Nassau, Bahamas,
not later than the 17th day of June 2010, after which date
the books will be closed and the assets of the company
distributed.

Dated the 13th day of May, 2010.

Bennet R. Atkinson
Liquidator

LEGAL NOTICE

THE CURRENT YIELD MASTER FUND, INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given in pursuance of Section 138 of
The International Business Companies Act, 2000 (as
amended) that the Directors of the above-named company
by Resolution passed on the 22nd of April 2010 resolved
that the company be wound up voluntarily forthwith and
that the Liquidator is Mr. Bennet R. Atkinson of Ronald
Atkinson & Co., Chartered Accountants, Marron House,
Virginia and Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326, Nassau,
Bahamas.

All persons having claims against the above-named
company are requested to submit particulars of such
claims and proofs thereof in writing to the Liquidator,
Mr. Bennet R. Atkinson, Marron House, Virginia and
Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326, Nassau, Bahamas,
not later than the 17th day of June 2010, after which date
the books will be closed and the assets of the company
distributed.

Dated the 13th day of May, 2010.

Bennet R. Atkinson
Liquidator

Leading law firm with offices located in
Nassau and Freeport is seeking to fill the
position.

Accounts Administrator

The successful applicant should possess the
following minimum qualifications:

An Associate’s Degree in Accounting or
Business Administration

Two to three years experience in a financial
environment

Computer Literate - proficiency in excel a plus
Excellent oral and written communication
skills

General responsibilities will include but not
limited to:

Accounts Payable & Receivable

Client Billing

Liasing with clients and outside agencies
Bank Reconciliations

Personal Attributes
Ability to prioritize tasks
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Team Player
Punctual with excellent attendance

WE OFFER
An attractive and competitive package of
benefits including a Pension Plan

Interested persons should apply in writing to:
The Human Resources Officer

P.O. Box N-4196
Nassau, Bahamas

Cable & Wireless brings,
which is cable TV and pro-
gramming, means it would
likely be the candidate best-
positioned to enable BTC to
go head-to-head the quickest
with Cable Bahamas.

Proceeds

Given that the Government
had been looking towards the
BTC privatisation’s proceeds
to narrow the fiscal deficit,
the odds are heavily in favour

of Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham giving an update on
its status during his Budget
address later this month. The
pressure to get a deal done is
also increasing, but sources
suggested to Tribune Busi-
ness that the process would
be competed this year.
“There’s still more to be
done, but what’s going to be
done will happen sooner
rather than later. It’s not
going to drag on much
longer,” one source said.

=e
NAD

Nassau Airport
De volopimuprt Cine peny

Manager, Commercial Properties

The assay Airporl Dewelopment Company [MAD is seeking
candd ales for the powtion of Manager Connencal Peoperties. The
Psion is Raponeihie Tor the managenent and cawelopment of
commarcal oparations |ratal, food and beverage, serices and
space leases) al the Lynden Pinding Iniematonal Aaport

Key eaporeihlies induce bulane not bined lo: Management of all
latant lanses, developing fhe department's annual business plan
and budget, partoipate in land usaidevelopment plan for te airport,
analyzing key performance measures for concessionaines and work
wih congorins bo develop sheegies iy masinite revenues

QUALIFICATIONS

» Post SRCONdary @OUCHION In business, commerce, commerce
a6 oF equivalent

* Five Wears ne SEMeAl Of Super ory epee noe in a girrilay
a6 LGN

= Expenanon in the analysis of slatishoal and inarcml dota

* Ability to handke mulbple tasks and imaract professionally with staf
stakeholders and chants

* Retel industry and / or commercal lew experience would be an
Fa bal

For more details, please visit the PEOPLE section of
our webeite at www. nasbe.

Fyou are qualliad ond interested, plenes eubinnt your
sesurne by Milay 26, 2040 to

Manager, People

Nassau Airport Development Company
Put. Box AP e228

Nassau, Bahamas

of aiail peoplginai.ba





COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS = 2008

IN THE SUPREME COURT

COMMON LAW AND EQUITY DIVISION
CLE/GEN/01937

IN THE MATTER of the Property
comprised in an Indenture of Mortgage dated
the 18" day of June, A.D. 2003 and a Certificate
of Up-stamping dated the 7'" day of July, A. D.,
2005 and made between Sonny Russell as
a Borrower and FirstCaribbean International
Bank (Bahamas) Limited as a Lender

AND IN THE MATTER of the Conveyancing
and Law of Property Act, Chapter 138 of the
Revised Statute Laws of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas.

BETWEEN

FIRSTCARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL
BANK (BAHAMAS) LIMITED
Plaintiff
AND
SONNY RUSSELL
Defendant

NOTICE OF ADJOURNED

HEARING

TAKE NOTICE that the Notice of
Appointment to Hear the Originating
Summons filed on the 28" day of January,
A.D. 2009 and set down to be heard on
Monday the 27" day of April, A.D., 2009
at 12:00 o'clock in the noon will now be
heard before the Honourable Justice,
Stephen Isaacs, Justice of the Supreme
Court, Senate Building, Parliament Street,
Nassau, The Bahamas on Tuesday the 25"
day of May, A. D., 2010 at 11:30 o’clock in
forenoon.

Dated this 23 day of April, A.D., 2010
REGISTRAR

This Notice was taken out by Messrs. Gibson, Rigby & Co.,
Chambers, Ki-Malex House, Dowdeswell Street, Nassau, The
Bahamas, Attorneys for the Plaintiff.







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Company plans
to manufacture
solar cells

LAS VEGAS (AP)— A
California company is plan-
ning to build a $20 million
manufacturing plant for
solar power cells in the Las
Vegas area.

The operation will employ
about 278 workers, accord-
ing to officials at Amonix
Inc., which is based in Seal
Beach, Calif.

The plan was announced
Saturday during a dedica-
tion ceremony in Henderson
for a 308-kilowatt solar
installation that the compa-
ny sold to Southern Nevada
Water Authority.

Amonix CEO Brian
Robertson said workers will
make concentrated photo-
voltaic solar equipment —
the same type of solar cells
used to power satellites. The
panels convert sunlight into
electricity.

Amonix got $9.5 million
in investment tax credits this
year from the American
Recovery and Reinvestment
Act of 2009.

Of that, about $5.9 million
will go toward the manufac-
turing plant in Nevada, com-
pany officials said.

The equipment built at
the plant will convert pho-
tons of sunlight into electric-
ity just like photovoltaic sys-
tems used atop residential
homes, Robertson said. The
system tracks the sun across
the sky and makes adjust-
ments about ever six sec-
onds.

"Just like a sunflower, it
follows the sun," Robertson
said.

Much of the equipment is
sold to electric utilities and
for large commercial instal-
lations.

The company is coming to
southern Nevada because
"we wanted something
that’s close to where we're
going to ship,” Robertson
said.

Site

A specific site for the
plant hasn't been selected.
The company is looking at
three buildings in the Las
Vegas area for its manufac-
turing operation. All contain

more than 150,000 square
feet.

The company also has
asked the Nevada Commis-
sion on Economic Develop-
ment for tax breaks avail-
able for new businesses in
the state.

Senate Majority Leader
Harry Reid said at the cere-
mony that these types of
projects are important for
diversifying Nevada's econo-
my, which he said is too
dependent on casinos.

He estimated that about
10,000 workers in southern
Nevada are employed in the
renewable energy business.

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

LILY OF THE VALLEY LIMITED
N OTIC E IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

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

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
the 11th May, 2010 when the Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar

General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Credit Suisse
Trust Ltd, Rue de Lausanne 17 bis, Geneva.

Dated this 17th day of May, A. D. 2010

Credit Suisse Trust Ltd
Liquidator



NT NOTICE
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

NOTICE

Procurement for School Furniture for the Year 2010

1.0 The Ministry of Education, (hereafter called the “Purchaser’) now
invites sealed bids, from Suppliers for the procurement of School
Furniture for the School Year 2010.

Interested Bidders may inspect/collect the bidding documents from
the Purchasing/Supplies Section of the Ministry of Education,
Headquarters, The Teacher’s Credit Union Building, from Monday
3â„¢May, 2010, and obtain further information, at the second
address given below.

Bids must be in English and shall be enclosed in duplicates in a
sealed envelope bearing no identity of the bidder and endorsed
with the subject bided on (“School Furniture” ).

Bids must be deposited in the tender box provided, at the first
address, on or before Friday, 21st May, 2010 by 5:00 p.m (local
time). It will not be necessary to submit bids in person since It may
be sent by mail. Late bids will be rejected and returned unopened.

Bids will be opened at the public ceremony, in the presence of
those Bidder(s) or their Representative (s) who choose to attend,
at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 25th May, 2010 at the first address

below.

(1) The Chairman Tender’
Ministry of Finance
Cecil Wallace Whitfield
Cable Beach
P.O. Box N-3017
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tele: (242)327-1530

(2) Purchasing/Supplies Section
Ministry of Education
P.O. Box N-3913/4
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tele: (242) 502-2700

6.0 The Ministry reserves the right to accept or reject any or all tender.



MONDAY, MAY 17, 2010, PAGE 9B

LUC A /
Ted ASI

URL CLC ES ae
ere AR CIC







Wanted
Director of Engineering



The Director of Engineering will plan, organize and direct all engineering
activities, inclusive of reducing down-time and increasing productivity. The
Director will also be responsible for implementing a formal training and
development program for the Engineering Department.

Main Duties & Responsibilities



Direct the daily activities of the Engineering Department in accordance with
accepted industry standards,

Set daily schedule to ensure that the staffing meets the requirement of the
engineering department.

Ensure that maintenance costs are in accordance with the standards
expected by the industry.

Plan and put in place a career path for all key employees of the Enginearing
Department.

Engure that the Engineering Department complies with the budget cost
approved by the Board of Directors.

Creel ae= ial sd ale)

Minimum of 10 years experience of overseeing an engineering department.

- Must hold a recognized professional certification in the engineering field
Must provide proof of ability to increase mani hour efficiency while reducing
down-time.



Send resume and reference to
DA83662
Managing Director
P.O. Box N3207
Nassau. Bahamas

BROADCASTING CORPORATION
OF THE BAHAMAS

VACANCY NOTICE

BAHAMAS FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

The Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas invites applications from suitably
qualified individuals to fill the position of Financial Controller.

This is an executive management post in the Corporation and is responsible for
overseeing the financial affairs of the Corporation in keeping with the strategies
outlined by the Board of Directors. This position reports to the General Manager.

The successful candidate will be a visionary individual who is able to provide strong
leadership in an evolving and fast paced environment.

Other Attributes

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
Team coach able to meet deadlines

Candidates should possess professional qualifications (ACCA, CA or CPA) and
have a minimum of ten (10) years post qualification experience. Prior experience
as a Financial Controller is an asset. The ideal candidate will have a good command
of IFRS standards and be skilled in Microsoft and automated financial reporting
applications.

The duties and responsibilities of the Financial Controller include but are not limited
to the following:

Development and implementation of financial policy in keeping with
strategies outlined by the Board of Directors and the General Manager.

Plan and establish management information procedures to ensure that
financial policies and accounting control are maintained,

Management of the Corporation Budget process,

Ensure the prompt preparation and issuance of periodic statements to
show the current financial position of the Corporation, and its relation to
the Budget and comparative periods,

Advise Senior Management, the General Manager and the Board of
Directors of major variances in financial performance and the
necessary corrective measures to be taken,

Manage the Corporation’s Treasury function and where necessary, make
recommendations to the General Manager and the Board of Directors of
corrective actions required to meet desired cash position.

The Corporation offers a competitive remuneration package inclusive of medical
coverage and pension contributions.

Interested individuals should hand deliver letters of interest, together with compre-
hensive resumes, marked “Strictly Confidential” and addressed to the attention of
the General Manager, Harcourt “ Rusty” Bethel Drive, Nassau, Bahamas not later
than 21 May, 2010. Applications received will be treated in the strictest of confi-
dence.



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Cable beats net profit Q1 forecast by

FROM page 1B

the end of this year” to pro-
vide fixed-line telephone ser-
vices, going head-to-head with
the Bahamas Telecommuni-
cations Company (BTC) on
what had previously been the
latter’s home ground, and had
added 10 extra customer sup-
port staff, along with new
technical engineers, during
the 2010 first quarter.

“We were pretty much on

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target with expectations. We
exceeded plan by $0.5 million
on net income for the first
quarter,” Mr Williams told
Tribune Business.

“Internet was probably the
biggest growth area, year-
over-year, in terms of where
we thought we would be. I
think we were 3 per cent bet-
ter than plan on Internet.
That continues to be quite a
surprise for us in certain
respects.”

Cable Bahamas generated
some $6.9 million in Internet
revenues during the 2010 first
quarter, growing 5.5 per cent
year-over-year, and Mr
Williams said the company
now had “just beyond” 46,000
subscribers.

And with a 5.3 per cent
increase in its premium
Oceans Digital TV service
year-over-year, Mr Williams
said there were signs that the
economic crunch was easing,

NOTICE





benefiting both subscribers
and Cable Bahamas.

“We had quite a lot of
churn last year, and some of
that is recovery and some of
that is new. Some of what we
lost is coming back,” he told
Tribune Business. “There’s
some factors indicating things
are turning around in the
economy.

“We had a lot of traction
on certain things like Emerald
Bay in Exuma, which came
back in the first quarter, as
did its employees and work-
ers, which helped us a bit
there. Atlantis also took on
more staff for its expanded
Kids Club. Those kind of
things help us out, because
some people are back to
work. They may have had dis-
cretionary services, and
brought those services back
on-line.”

The hotel industry lay-offs,
which started in late 2008 and

continued into 2009, ensured
Cable Bahamas was up
against some relatively weak
comparatives this year, and
Mr Williams said the compa-
ny was “in guardedly opti-
mistic mode” about the
remainder of 2010.

“Things are still a little
iffy,” he added. “We still want
to be prudent in the way we
manage things. There’s so
much uncertainty out there,
so that’s the best mode for us
to be in.”

Despite the guarded out-
look, Cable Bahamas is posi-
tioning itself for new oppor-
tunities resulting from the
communications market lib-
eralisation, coupled with the
BTC privatisation that is
expected to be concluded this
year.

“We’re doing a lot of
preparation for some of the
opportunities we think will
come our way, but are still in

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INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby

BELCHERS CORPORATION

advised that |, NICOLA

the mode of not spending,
incurring extra costs if we
don’t have to,” Mr Williams
said.

Cable Bahamas had main-
tained a hiring freeze for most
of 2009, and “knew we need-
ed to beef up to maintain the
right quality of service to sub-
scribers”. As a result, the
company added 10 new cus-
tomer service staff in the 2010
first quarter, along with some
technical engineers, as it
needed to replace departed
workers and “start prepara-
tions and training for digiti-
sation initiatives that are tak-
ing place right now”.

Mr Williams also confirmed
to Tribune Business that
Cable Bahamas was rapidly
moving to address the Signif-
icant Market Power (SMP)
obligations imposed upon it
by the Utilities Regulation &
Competition Authority
(URCA), so it can enter the
fixed-line voice market. It will
be unable to do so unless it
meets URCA’s SMP condi-
tions.

“We’re interested in getting
into the voice market, and
you will be aware that the
URCA obligations came out

“We’re working through
those. It’s our intention to be
in a position by the end of the
year to be through those and
getting into another opportu-
nity. The main one is fixed-
line voice services that we
intend to offer.”

Meanwhile, Mr Williams
said Cable Bahamas saw
“total regulatory fees increase
in excess of 21 per cent” dur-
ing the 2010 first quarter, with
its Caribbean Crossings affil-
iate also seeing an increase.

The majority of the
increase related to URCA
fees and other regulatory
charges, and Mr Williams told
Tribune Business: “It’s a bur-
den that will have to be borne
for the rest of the year.”

The fees are paid annually,
and he added: “Our view is
that the fees are significant,
but we do believe that
because of the significant
increases compared to what
the fees were in the past, they
should be paid quarterly as
opposed to annually in
advance.”

Cable Bahamas also con-
tinued its share buy back ini-
tiative, spending $112,000 on
this during the 2010 first quar-



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Notice is hereby given that in accordance
with Section 138(4) of the International
Business Companies Act. 2000, RELCHERS
CORPORATION is in dissolution as of April
29, 2010.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated
at 3rd Floor Withfield Tower, 4792 Coney

Drive. Belize City, Belize is the Liquidator.

LIQUIDATOR

NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE of OSBOURNE B. HIGGS
late of the Western District of the Island of
New Providence, one of the Islands of The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that all persons having any claim
or demand against the above Estate are required to
send their names, addresses and particulars of the same
certified in writing to the undersigned on or before the 7th
day June A.D., 2010, and if required, prove such debts
or claims, or in default be excluded from any distribution;
after the above date the assets will be distributed having
regard only to the proved debts or claims of which the
Executors shall have had Notice.

And Notice is hereby given that all persons indebted to the
said Estate are requested to make full settlement on or
before the aforementioned date.

MICHAEL A. DEAN & CO.
Attorneys for the Executors
Alvernia Court, 94 Dowdeswell Street
P.O. Box N-3114
Nassau, The Bahamas

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intend to change my name to CHRISTINA NICOLA
BURROWS. If there are any objections to this
change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, PO.Box
N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30)
days after the date of publication of this notice.

PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that we, Clarence Eugene Gibson,
father of Gregory Town, Eleuthera and Nikita Shantel Sweeting,
mother of Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas, parents of,

ANTANNIA CLARISSA EUGENIA SWEETING of c/o PO. Box El
25051, intend to change the name of their daughter to ANTANNIA.

CLARISSA EUGENIA GIBSON. If there are any objections to this
change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to
the Chief Passport Officer, PO.Box N-742, Nassau, The Bahamas,
no later than thirty (80) days after the date of publication of this

notice,

NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE of CHARLES HEPBURN late of the
Southern District of the Island of New Providence,
one of the Islands of The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that all persons having any claim
or demand against the above Estate are required to
send their names, addresses and particulars of the same
certified in writing to the undersigned on or before the 7th
day June A.D., 2010, and if required, prove such debts
or claims, or in default be excluded from any distribution;
after the above date the assets will be distributed having
regard only to the proved debts or claims of which the
Executors shall have had Notice.

And Notice is hereby given that all persons indebted to the
said Estate are requested to make full settlement on or
before the aforementioned date.

MICHAEL A. DEAN & CO.
Attorneys for the Executors
Alvernia Court, 94 Dowdeswell Street
P.O. Box N-3114
Nassau, The Bahamas

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naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
who knows any reason why registration/naturalization should not
be granted, should send a written and signed statement of the facts
within twenty-eight days from the 7â„¢ DAY of MAY, 2010 to the
Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, PO. Box N-
7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE of JOHN LINDSAY
HAMMERTON late of the Southern District
of the Island of New Providence, one of the
Islands of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that all persons having any claim
or demand against the above Estate are required to send
their names, addresses and particulars of the same
certified in writing to the undersigned on or before the 7th
day June A.D., 2010, and if required, prove such debts
or claims, or in default be excluded from any distribution;
after the above date the assets will be distributed having
regard only to the proved debts or claims of which the
Executors shall have had Notice.

And Notice is hereby given that all persons indebted to
the said Estate are requested to make full settlement on
or before the aforementioned date.

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Attorneys for the Executors
Alvenia Court, 94 Dowdeswell Street
P.O. Box N-3114
Nassau, The Bahamas

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POLICE are questioning nine people in connection with
the armed robbery of Scotiabank in Emerald Bay, Exuma,
as investigations pressed on over the weekend.

Criminal Detective Unit (CDV) officers, who have been
assisting Exuma police with investigations since the rob-
bery on Friday morning remained in George Town yester-
day questioning the nine. Police say two of the people in cus-
tody are from Nassau and the other seven live in the Exuma
settlements of Stevenson, Rolleville and Curtis.

SEE page 12

Violent crime
sweeps Nassau

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

VIOLENT crime erupted
in Nassau over the weekend
with the daylight shooting
of three men and an armed
robbery in a wholesale
liquor store when an
employee was assaulted. It
was also reported a Paradise

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night after the car in which
he was travelling crashed
into a tree in Western
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and Mount Pleasant. The
driver escaped with minor
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A FAMILY member in
the Lockhart estate claims
she has new information
that suggests the “inadver-
tent” transfer of title on a
piece of property formerly
owned by the estate was not
a simple mistake.

The family followed
through with plans to appeal

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By AVA TURNQUEST

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THE selection of external
arbitrators to negotiate an
industrial agreement between
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A WOMAN who claims to have been sexually
harassed by her boss at a top investment bank says
police have failed to investigate the accused.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal rea-
sons, says she reported the allegation to police 13
months after she left her job at the leading finan-
cial centre where she claimed she was being
harassed by a top executive.

But since filing her complaint at her local police
station in September last year, and filing a trade dis-
pute with the Labour Board, the woman has yet to be

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istry of Labour after talks broke
down between the two sides
Friday.

The college’s negotiations
with the Union of Tertiary
Educators of the Bahamas
(UTEB) ended unceremoni-

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A MEMORIAL service Wednesday
evening, followed by a funeral service Thurs-
day afternoon will be held at Christ Church
Cathedral for Lady Turnquest, who died
suddenly in London last week while vaca-
tioning with her husband and eldest grand-

The memorial service, conducted by

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Felipé Major/Tribune staff
THE BAHAMAS NATIONAL YOUTH CHOIR celebrates its 20th annversary yesterday at St. Matthew's Anglican Episcopal Church in Shirley Street.
Among VIPS attending were Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes, the former Governor General Arthur D. Hanna and the Minister of Youth,

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Demonstration
held at resort

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

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FREEPORT —- Two former
employees of the Island Seas
Resort who were fired after fil-
ing a dispute with the Labour
Board is calling for the removal
of a foreign manager at the
resort.

Castro Louis and Eulamae
Ball, with community activist
Troy Garvey, held a small
demonstration at the resort on
Friday. “We cannot allow for-
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Patricia Eleanor, Lady
Isaacs, former deputy to the
governor-general, was remem-
bered as a “generous,” “exu-
berant,” and “exceptional”
public servant at a State Rec-
ognized Memorial Service Fri-
day.

Heading the list of mourners
was Governor-general Sir
Arthur Foulkes; Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham; the Deputy
Prime Minister Brent Symon-
ette; Chief Justice, Sir Michael
Barnett; House of Assembly
Speaker Alvin Smith; Cabinet
Ministers, Members of Parlia-
ment including the Opposition,
Senators and other senior gov-
ernment officials. Family,
friends and representatives of
various organisations of which
Lady Isaacs was a part were
also present.

The service was held at the
Parish Church of the Most Holy
Trinity.

Assistant Bishop the Most
Rev Drexel W Gomez led the
two-hour service.

He was assisted by Fr.
Mervyn Johnson, rector of
Holy Trinity Church; Dean
Patrick Adderley, Dean of
Christ Church Cathedral, Fr.
John Kabiga, Associate Priest,
Fr Sebastian Campbell, rector
at All Saints Church and Errol
Bethel, lay reader.

Music was provided by Adri-
an Archer, the senior choir of
Holy Trinity and the Highgrove
Singers. Leroy Thompson was
the organist.

Lady Isaacs served as
Deputy to the governor-gener-
al from July 1997 until April
2002. She was officially con-
firmed as Matron of the
Princess Margaret Hospital on
May 21, 1965 and became Prin-
cipal Matron on May 28, 1965.

She served in the Depart-
ment of Public Personnel and
was responsible for Manpower
Training and Development.
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She was
married to the
late Sir Kendal
Isaacs, former
Attorney Gen-
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leader of the
mae Free National
Movement and
the Opposition.

In a tribute to Lady Isaacs,
Sir Arthur said that “to many
persons in need she was a gen-
erous benefactor, adviser,
teacher and consoler. Although
she and her husband, the late
Sir Kendal Isaacs, had no chil-
dren they were, nevertheless,
devoted Aunt and Uncle to
many young people extending
way beyond their own family
circle.”

Prime Minister Ingraham
said Lady Isaacs’ life work
stands as an “excellent” exam-
ple for others to emulate.

“Lady Isaacs was commit-
ted to her country, to its devel-
opment and its advancement.

“She did all she could to
advance the cause of Bahami-
ans in general, and women in
particular,” he said.

He recognised and acknowl-
edged the “good” work she per-
formed for the Government
and people of The Bahamas
through 31 years as an exem-
plary member of the public ser-
vice of The Bahamas.

Oswald Isaacs, nephew-in-
law, said Lady Isaacs carried
out her duties with “utmost
compassion.” She transported
her smile to every patient on
the ward in Princess Margaret
Hospital, he said.

Archbishop Gomez said
Lady Isaacs knew her God,
believed in Him and trusted
Him. “She lived a life of lov-
ing, caring, service,” he said.
Despite her success, she main-
tained her gracious spirit. “She
was always reaching out to
touch the lives of others,” he
added. As the service ended
the Last Post and Reveille was
sounded by the buglers of the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force
Band, followed by the singing
of the National Anthem.

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HUNDREDS OF HAITIAN BAHAMIANS came out to celebrate their Flag Day on Saturday at Mario’s Bowling Alley lot.

Haiti relief still in full swing

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

Bahamian charities are still
heavily involved in Haiti relief
efforts in spite of several envi-
ronmental, health and trans-
portation challenges. Some
organisations are advising
Bahamians to be on stand by
for a second wave of calls for
donations.

“The situation now is very
challenging. Although the
response to the disaster was
very good, the ongoing prob-
lems of population redistribu-
tion, education and health still
continue to be a big problem,”
said Dick McCombe, Haiti liai-
son for Rotary International,
and past district governor for
District 7020.

Rotary International over-
sees a network in Haiti han-
dling relief efforts. The main
focus rebuilding Haiti’s educa-
tion system.

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cation hasn’t been reestablished
yet. There are still a lot of
young people who are not in
schools or over crowded
schools. We are trying to
address the different commu-
nities and help rebuild schools,
refit schools so they can accom-
modate the increased volume,
build benches and tables and
where necessary pay for uni-
forms, tuition, and teacher
salaries, said Mr McCombe.
The Methodist Church has
partnered with Rotary to assist
with the distribution of their
donated supplies. They are now
requesting assistance from local
suppliers of fuel to assist with
the transportation of relief sup-
plies to Haiti. Transportation
costs have increased signifi-

cantly, since Haitian officials
reinstated certain regulations
that were not enforced during
the height of the emergency.

“If there is an Esso or Shell
or Texaco who would like to
still remember the efforts in
Haiti, we would be greatly
appreciative of that. What we
are really hoping on is for the
shipping company we are nego-
tiating with to get their fuel
wholesaler to give them fuel at
cost so the shipment of things
will be a lot cheaper,” said Hen-
ry Knowles, general secretary
for the Bahamas Conference of
The Methodist Church.

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The cost of a cargo ship stocked
with donated items can exceed
$40,000. Another idea being
explored is using small free-
lance boats to create a channel
between the two countries.

“There are now import
duties on a number of things.
They are no longer in the emer-
gency phase, so there are no
exemptions. Normal proce-
dures have to be followed
now,” said Mr Knowles.

Some groups receiving
donated items in Haiti are
required to pay customs duties.
Mr Knowles said they would
expect that to also be paid by
the church.

“The items we have in stor-
age are probably going through
the Red Cross. Everything the
Red Cross does is considered
humanitarian aid. Our biggest
challenges is working through
the politics of Haiti, the bureau-
cracy, which is steep,” said Mr
Knowles.

The Methodist Church spent
about $740,000 on air cargo to
Haiti. A total of 412 flights,
with an average fuel cost of
$1800 each, have already gone
to Haiti with donated goods.
However, the church has ended
their flights as the cost of air
cargo is now “too expensive.”

“We have to make sure the
value of our donated goods is
more than fuel. (During the
emergency) small planes could
land on fields and streets, which
were why we were so success-
ful. It was not efficient using
airports, but now they won’t let
the small planes land any-
where,” said Mr Knowles.

The church is hoping to fill
an entire container ship with
supplies in order to be most
cost effective.

They plan to issue a second
call for donations and are ask-
ing Bahamians to be ready to
give.

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S man trying to
get his son home
from Bahamas

By MYERS REECE
Flathead Beacon
KALISPELL, Mont.

Last July, Byron Nelson trav-
elled to the Bahamas with his
wife and baby on vacation.
When he returned to Kalispell,
his wife and child didn't. Nelson
hasn't seen them since, accord-
ing to Associated Press.

On May 7, officials from the
U.S. Embassy in the Bahamas
were scheduled to perform a
welfare check on Nelson's 18-
month-old son, Hunter Nelson.
The embassy located the baby
in March living with Nelson's
estranged wife, Chelsea Nel-
son, in a case that is being con-
sidered parental child abduc-
tion.

According to the National
Centre for Missing and Exploit-
ed Children, Byron Nelson has
claim to custody over the child,
as granted by an ex parte ruling
from a local District Court
judge. But Nelson, 30, is finding
out that the process of return-
ing his child back to the US. is
complicated at best, nightmar-
ish at worst.

Nelson's situation has shades
of the well-publicized David
Goldman case. There, Gold-
man's wife refused to come
back with their son after a vaca-
tion to her native Brazil in 2004.
Nelson said his wife is a native
of the Bahamas.

For five years, Goldman
fought to get his child back,
wading through international
law, writing endless e-mails to
elected officials, calling any-
body who would listen doing
everything he could, just as Nel-
son is doing.

Reunited

Goldman finally was reunit-
ed with his son, Sean, on Christ-
mas Eve of 2009, a year after
the wife died giving birth to
another child. Nelson hopes his
wait won't be nearly as long.
Hunter is his only child.

"I write hundreds of e-mails
every day,” Nelson said from
his Kalispell home recently.
"My mom and I meet for
breakfast and then start writ-
ing. I have a Facebook army.

"I'm just trying to make as
much noise as I can. I've
exhausted every avenue I
know."

Both the U.S. Department
of State and National Centre
for Missing and Exploited Chil-
dren (NCMEC) have taken up
the case. Robert Lowery, exec-
utive director for NCMEC's
missing children division in
Alexandria, Va., said his orga-
nization filed paperwork in the
Bahamas in November. It is the
first case he's seen involving
parental child abduction in the
Bahamas.

"The jurisdiction falls on us
to work with the parents and
the child," Lowery said. "Our
concern is really the welfare of
the children. We'll work within
the legal system of both coun-
tries to give custody back to the
parent with claim to custody.”

"Clearly, Mr. Nelson does
have the claim in this regard by
our estimation," he added.

Hunter Nelson is one of only
eight cases from Montana listed
on NCMEC's website. His is
one of the most recently added
cases, while some date back as
far as 1976.

Byron Nelson has applied for
the return of his child through
an international treaty called
the Hague Convention on the
Civil Aspects of International
Child Abduction. A court in
the Bahamas must grant per-
mission to hold a custody hear-
ing in the United States. Both
Nelson and Lowery said the
order may come down from the
Supreme Court of the

Bahamas. "It's to give me the
custody hearing I deserve,"
Nelson said. "We bought a
house here. We had a kid here.
Custody should be here.”

Married

Nelson and his wife met in
Kalispell and have a home
together in Evergreen. They
have been married for three
years and are still married, as
far as Nelson knows. He has-
n't been served any papers.
Chelsea, 24, was born in the
Bahamas and on occasion the
couple would visit her parents
there. Her dual citizenship is a
factor in the international legal
process.

Chelsea Nelson did not
respond to an e-mail or voice
message left by the Beacon.

At the end of their Bahamian






vacations, Nelson said his wife
would often feel a tinge of sad-
ness. Also, they hadn't been
getting along great before their
most recent trip. But he said he
had no reason to believe she
would decide to stay. Nelson
insisted he wouldn't leave the
country without his son. At that
time, he said, Chelsea's father
got involved.

"He made it clear that if I
didn't leave his country, it
would be bad for my health,”
Nelson said.

Upon returning to the US.,
Nelson continued speaking with
his wife and said he was led to
believe that they would work
the situation out. But over time,
he said it became apparent that
she had no intentions of return-
ing with Hunter. Nelson then

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Syria handles scud row with eye on US

DAMASCUS, Syria — Faced with USS.
accusations that it's raising the risks of a
new Middle East war by supplying advanced
missiles to Hezbollah, Syria is moving care-
fully to try to avoid wrecking the slow
process of improving ties with Washington.

Syria has staunchly denied Israeli charges
that it gave the Lebanese militant group
powerful Scud missiles, and it has also been
trying hard to show that it is not looking for
any sort of escalation, insisting there is no cri-
sis, whether on the ground with Israel or in
its relations with the United States.

"Even if there is one per cent risk of a
war, we are working to eliminate that,” Syr-
ian leader Bashar Assad reassured reporters
while visiting Turkey last week.

Syria's handling of the affair reflects
Assad's resolve to prevent the crisis from
snowballing and throwing the country back
into the international isolation it endured
under the Bush administration.

For Syria, a great deal rides on improved
relations with the United States. Damascus
wants Washington fully engaged as a medi-
ator in future peace talks with Israel in hopes
of reaching a deal that returns the Golan
Heights, lost to the Jewish state in the 1967
Middle East war.

Normalized relations with the U.S. would
also be a boost for Syria's struggling econo-
my, if it ended Washington's sanctions on
Damascus and signaled to the world the
country's rehabilitation.

The attempts at rapprochement have
been frustrating for both sides. The United
States has been trying to push Damascus to
leave its close alliance with Iran and stop
its support for Palestinian and Lebanese mil-
itant groups, a step that Syria so far has
refused to take.

Syria, meanwhile, sees the prospects of
renewed peace talks growing more distant
under Israel's hard-line Prime Minister Ben-
jamin Netanyahu and is impatient with the
pace of the thaw in relations with Washing-
ton. The U.S. has yet to send its nominated
ambassador, Robert Ford, to Damascus to
fill a post that has been vacant since 2005,
and last week the Obama administration
renewed sanctions on Syria for another year.

While the flap over missile allegations
has hiked tensions, it has also won for Dam-
ascus something it values: Attention.

The office of Israeli President Shimon
Peres said Russian President Dmitry
Medvedev agreed to deliver a message to
Assad seeking to ease tensions. Medvedev
met with Assad in Damascus on Tuesday,
though he made no mention of the message
in a joint press conference with the Syrian
leader.

Netanyahu on Tuesday underlined that
Israel wants "stability and peace,” and
deflected blame to Iran, which he said is try-
ing to provoke a conflict between Israel and
Syria. The Iranians “are spreading false-

hoods in order to escalate tensions, and it has
no basis," he said.

The crisis began last month when Israel
accused Damascus of giving Hezbollah Scud
missiles. Last week, the head of Israel's mil-
itary intelligence research department, Brig.
Gen. Yossi Baidatz went further, saying Syr-
ia had also supplied M600 missiles, a Syrian
copy of the Iranian Fateh-110, with a 182-
mile range — capable of hitting Tel Aviv if
fired from southern Lebanon.

While not confirming the Israeli accusa-
tion, Washington followed up with one of its
own, saying Syria's transfer of increasingly
sophisticated weaponry to Hezbollah could
spark a new Middle East war.

Neither Israel nor the United States have
produced evidence to back up their allega-
tions, but Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasral-
lah has said his Shiite guerrilla group has
acquired more advanced rockets than what
it used in its summer 2006 war with Israel.

Still, Syria says the uproar over the mis-
siles has no real impact on its ties with the
U.S. The accusations raised fears in
Lebanon, Syria and Israel that a new war
could erupt. But the flap may have more to
do with sending signals in the manoeuvring
over the peace process and U.S.-Syrian rela-
tions. If the accusations are true, Syria may
be aiming to show the danger if there is no
movement on a peace deal with Israel.

Syria has for years used its close ties to
Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas and other radical
Palestinian factions to strengthen its bar-
gaining position, hoping that Washington
and its Western allies would grant it some of
its wishes in exchange for downgrading those
alliances. While the U.S. continues to keep
Syria at an arm's length, Assad has no one to
turn to except Iran and neighbouring
Turkey, said Peter Harling, a Damascus-
based Syria expert with the International
Crisis Group, a Brussels-based research cen-
tre.

"Syria tends to respond only to concrete
offers on the table. To date, there is no offer
coming from the U.S.," he said. "Damascus
is currently presented only two compelling
bids: Iranian support in the face of increased
risks of war with Israel, and a Turkish part-
nership toward greater economic and polit-
ical integration in the region.”

But by going public with the accusations,
US. and Israel could gain a tool to pressure
Syria to moderate its behaviour — by sig-
naling that they are watching its actions.

Bilal Saab, a Middle East expert from
the University of Maryland at College Park
who regularly briefs U.S. officials on
Lebanon and Syria, said the crisis "presents
an opportunity to Washington."

"US. officials have always needed lever-
age in their talks with the Syrians," he said.
"This might be the perfect leverage."

(This article was written by Hamza Hen-
dawi, Associated Press Writer).



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PROTECTION

Lid.

Bahamas should
end subsidies and
campaigns which

promote Christianity

EDITOR, The Tribune.

“The Bahamas is a Christian
nation!” This is the most com-
mon mantra in Bahamian soci-
ety. To socialise in the
Bahamas, one should know
never to argue religion and pol-
itics because they are hardly
debated with an open-mind.
The government sympathises
with the Christian cause exces-
sively. As a democracy, the
Bahamas should have a gov-
ernment that represents the
constitutional freedoms and
rights of every citizen (not
merely the majority); ergo, the
Christian element should be
removed from the Bahamian
constitution and the agenda of
the government, because it can
lead to the marginalisation of
other groups in society.

The first place the govern-
ment should begin ending their
Christian theme in the primary,
junior high and senior high
schools. For instance, why is
there a school prayer? Why are
students made to sing praises
every morning to a God the
government endorses? Schools
are not places for ideological
indoctrination that appertains
to a particular religion. If a rea-
sonable person evaluates the

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syllabus for the Bahamas Gen-
eral Certificate of Secondary
Education (BGCSE), he or she
would conclude that the sub-
ject Religious Studies looks
more like Christian Studies.
There is clearly more repre-
sentation of the Christian reli-
gion compared to all other reli-
gions combined. Also, the con-
tent is sometimes delivered in a
biased manner by the religious
studies teachers (leaning
towards Christianity).

Fair-minded people can
argue that the government isn't
wrong, because, if parents do
not want their kids subjected
to these Christian practices and
teachings, they can request the
school to exclude their child
from participating.

This is true, however, doing
this would create another prob-
lem.

The religious affiliations of
these children, excluded from
the Christian practices, will be
the topic of discussion among
their peers. This is inappropri-

ate and can adversely affect
learning.

The constitution states that
the Bahamian government
should have a “national com-
mitment to Self-discipline,
Industry, Loyalty, Unity and an
abiding respect for Christian
values and the Rule of Law.”
The government should also
conjure the political gumption
to remove the Christian aspect
from the constitution because it
conflicts with some ideals.

For example, the Bahamian
constitution protects each citi-
zen from slavery; however, the
Christian bible pellucidly sup-
ports slavery. Evidence can be
seen in Colossians 3:22, 1st
Timothy 6:1, Ephesians 6:5 and
more. The treatment of women
in the Bible also contradicts
with the Bahamian constitution.

As a democracy, the
Bahamas should end its subsi-
dies and campaigns promoting
Christianity. Christians also
should ponder what will hap-
pen if another religious group
becomes the majority and the
government begins to margin-
alise the new minority.

LYNDEN E McINTOSH
Nassau,
May, 2010.

Words of honesty seldom heard

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Re: Many Bahamians living
beyond means — Minister.
The Tribune, May 6, 2010

History was made on this
date! The State Minister coura-
geously told people what few
want to hear: That they “should
rethink their spending patterns,
putting a focus on needs over
wants — rather than depending
on the government to bail them
out.” Imagine that, a politician
is actually telling those people
that are able, to strive to be
responsible for themselves!
These are words of honesty sel-
dom heard. After all, so many
otherwise intelligent and rea-
sonable Bahamians have been
corrupted by government pro-
gramming to firmly believe in
entitlement and dependency on
government for handouts —
widespread malignant concepts
which first reared their ugly
heads decades ago.

Whole generations have
been contaminated with the
twin infectious diseases of
dependency and entitlement —
grandparents, parents, children
and grandchildren. Many peo-
ple like to proclaim loudly, and
without much thought, that
they are “proud” Bahamians.
However, they have very little
right to be “proud” until (where
possible) they attempt to stand

on their own two feet and stop
begging for undeserved and
degrading government hand-
outs. If this country is ever to
become the great little country
we would like it to be, we must
refrain from looking to the gov-
ernment to bail us out when-
ever we want something rather

than need it. Only then can we
say with dignity and pride that
it truly is “Better in The
Bahamas.”

KENNETH W
KNOWLES, MD
Nassau,

May 12, 2010.

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an incomplete transaction

EDITOR, The Tribune.

a sport.

WALTER ABSIL
Winter Resident
May 10, 2010



Winters in the Bahamas, the potholes in the streets of Nassau
cannot compete with those of Montreal, Canada, where the
combined effect of ice and salt can transform a pinhole into a
crater, but they are quite respectful and avoiding them becomes

Noticing one of my hubcaps missing, proof that I failed in
same sport, made me think of this Bahamian Mini Entrepreneur
Thad seen holding court on one of the corners of Shirley Street,
maybe his shopping cart already holds my hubcap?

Off to Shirley Street, seeing my car this hubcaptycoon start-
ed yelling, “T got it, I got it!” “So where is it?” Task. “It is on my
other cart.” Boy oh boy two carts, not so mini after all I said to
myself. “Well so where is your other cart?” I ask. “The Police
have it.” “So when do you think will they release this precious
cargo?” “Don’t know.” So I gave Mr Potcake my phone num-
ber, and asked him to call if and when the Police would get tired
admiring my hubcap. That’s when things went wrong, Mr Pot-
cake disappeared, not on Shirley Street not on his other location.
Time came for us to return to Canada. Next fall when we
returned I did see Mr Potcake on his habitual corner, “So
where is my hubcap?” L ask. “I sold it to a cabby” was his dis-
appointing answer. All this happened a couple of years ago and
his recent accident reminded me of our incomplete transaction,
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Concern over structural
flaws in public schools

THERE is pressing demand
for the Ministry of Education to
remedy the structural deficien-
cies currently experienced by
public schools throughout the
country.

Work to correct “serious
problems” with the structure of
the All Age School in Inagua
will get underway as soon as
government officers complete

will be done.” The Minister also
answered questions from MP
for Fort Charlotte, Alfred
Sears, about the status of the
construction of the new TG
Glover school, on Horse Shoe
Drive, Oakes Field.

Mr Bannister said the con-
struction of the school, demol-
ished in 2002 and for which a
contract for the construction

was signed in 2006, has been
further delayed after “contracts
were put out which were total-
ly unrealistic.”

“The government had to pro-
vide additional funds so the
school can be completed as
soon as possible,” said Mr Ban-
nister, adding that he could not
provide a date for this.

a scope of works for the build-
ing, said the Minister of Edu-
cation.

Education Minister
Desmond Bannister was
responding to a question posed
to him by MP for Mayaguana,
Inagua, Crooked Island, Ack-
lins and Long Island (MICAL),
Alfred Gray, about when a new
school will be built on the
island.

“The building was con-
demned four or five years ago,”
said the MP.

Mr Bannister replied: “The
All Age School has serious
problems to be rectified.

“The Ministry has sent peo-
ple to look at the problems and
prepare a scope of work and as
those are completed the work

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Groundbreaking ceremony

held for swimming pool for
persons with disabilities






Letisha Henderson/BIS Photo

MINISTER OF STATE in the Ministry of Labour and Social Development brings the keynote
address at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for persons with disabilities swimming pool on Dolphin
Drive, Friday, May 14.

LORETTA Butler-Turner,
State Minister in the Ministry
of Labour and Social Devel-
opment, thanked the Pilot
Club Nassau for undertaking
the construction of a swim-
ming pool for persons with
disabilities.

At the groundbreaking cer-
emony on Dolphin Drive on
Friday, May 14, Mrs Butler-
Turner said, “My Ministry is
particularly pleased that the
Pilot Club of Nassau chose to
pioneer this project, leading
us into what we hope to be
the evolution of greater acces-
sibility for persons with dis-
abilities throughout the length
and breadth of The
Bahamas.”

She explained that the Pilot
Club Nassau has sought to
establish a working relation-
ship with the Disabilities
Affairs Division in develop-
ing this project, which when
completed will be the only
facility of its kind for persons
with disabilities in The
Bahamas.

“The Government needs

and encourages viable part-
nerships to provide persons
with disabilities with compre-
hensive services.

“We recognize that persons
with disabilities deserve to be
included in the same activi-
ties and programmes as their
able-bodied counterparts,”
Mrs Butler-Turner said. Real
inclusion only comes when
communities, programmes
and individuals look beyond a
person’s disabilities and see
their right to belong.”

A great deal of emphasis
has been placed on the inclu-
sion of children with disabili-
ties in school activities, but
less has been placed on their
inclusion in community activ-
ities, she added.

“The construction of the
pool makes a bold statement
that persons with disabilities
like any other person, can
realize their dreams, goals,
aspirations and simple plea-
sures,” Mrs Butler-Turner
said.

Elizabeth Burrows, presi-
dent, Pilot Club of Nassau,

said in 1990, the Club under-
took to construct a swimming
pool for persons with disabil-
ities.

“To facilitate this project,
the Club was granted a lease
to 0.64 acres of land on Dol-
phin Drive, lot #35, by the
Department of Lands and
Surveys.”

Fundraising efforts, she
explained since that time, pri-
marily the annual Ebony
Fashion Show and the Thanks
for the Memories Ball have
been directed towards this
project. The Club has also
sought to establish a tripar-
tite relationship with govern-
ment and the business sector,
for the construction and oper-
ation of the pool. But she said
nothing could have been done
without the help of their cor-
porate sponsors, which
include the Bahamas
Telecommunications Corpo-
ration, Bahamas First Hold-
ings, Gunite Pools, BSI Over-
seas, Bill Simmons Construc-
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VIEW FROM AFAR

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Now that the
arrangements to

move the container port
from downtown Nassau
have been finalizes, the
redevelopment of the land
that will now be freed up
should be placed on the
Nation’s front burner.

In order to reap the max-
imum long term benefits for
the people of Nassau, as well
as the owners of the land,
there needs to be coordina-
tion between the owners of
the various plots of land and
the authorities.

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entire area would be incor-
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developer. This group has
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Financing

Such a new development
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and thus would be able to
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sau.

An essential component
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Timid leadership setting back

BY SIR RONALD
SANDERS

(The Writer is a Consultant and
former Caribbean Diplomat)
EVERAL commenta-

S tors have lamented in

recent years the seeming
timidity of Caribbean leaders
in not more aggressively
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economic interests of
Caribbean countries in the
global community.

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been evident in a number of
areas including the surrender
to bullying by the European
Union (EU) when Caribbean
governments signed up to an
Economic Partnership Agree-
ment (EPA) which went
beyond the requirements of
World Trade Organization
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making and implementing
decisions in the Caribbean’s
interest is either being severe-
ly restricted or lost altogether.

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the once vibrant Caribbean
Community which was led by
courageous men and women
who were not averse to stand-
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women who were
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standing up to
the most power-
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agencies in
defense of mat-
ters of impor-
tance to their
nations and to
the region.

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tool, gathering together their
best brains from government,
the private sector and acade-
mia to map out their strate-
gies and to implement them.

Somewhere along the path
in recent years, the region has
lost its way. The resolve to
act collectively in the com-
mon interest of all appears to
have been pushed to one side,
as governments seek individ-
ual salvation. Collective
action, long a strength of
CARICOM, is paid only lip
service. Worse yet, the col-
lective use of the Caribbean’s
best brains in government,
business, and academia has
disappeared.

So, the OECS countries
join Japan to vote for com-
mercial whaling even though
there is a thriving tourism
whale watching industry in
the region; some countries
have joined the Venezuelan-
initiated ALBA - often tak-
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CARICOM; and the region

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pitch-in with money and qual-
ified people. The quest must

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China or Taiwan.

But, above all, bold lead-
ership has diminished in the
region, and it has reduced
among Caribbean people the
ambition to reach for the
stars; to push the envelope so
as to stride out of the shad-
ows and into the global sun-
light. The region is weaker
for it. And, it will become
weaker still unless the lead-
ership of the region returns
to the fundamentals of col-
lective thinking and collec-
tive action, and asserts the
Caribbean’s interest boldly;
not surrendering to imposed
rules in which they have not
had a say; refusing to be bul-
lied; and not allowing their
governments to be captured
by the inducements of oth-
ers.

Welcomed

In this connection, a state-
ment made to me by the
Prime Minister of St Vincent
and the Grenadines, Ralph
Gonsalves, is warmly wel-
comed. The Prime Minister
told me on the record that
“Venezuela had nothing to
do with St Vincent’s decision
to offer itself for a non-per-
manent seat on the UN Secu-
rity Council for the 2011-2012
term.”

Our discussion followed
my commentary: “Serve the
Caribbean’s interest, not
some other country’s.”

Dr Gonsalves placed his
government’s decision in the
context of the need for small
Caribbean states to be bold
in order to reverse the idea
that they are “little nothings”,
and he was adamant that,
should St Vincent and the
Grenadines — one of the
smallest of the Caribbean
nations — succeed in this



advancing the
region’s inter-
est even as it
deliberates,
and helps to
arbitrate on, global hot-spot
issues. Gonsalves looked for-
ward to St Vincent’s UN mis-
sion being strengthened by
personnel from other CARI-
COM countries and benefit-
ting from advice and consul-
tations with experienced pre-
sent and former diplomats
from the region. While he
expected support from the
ALBA countries, he
declared: “We are not an
ALBA candidate.” In this,
the Prime Minister was pru-
dently distancing his country
from the controversial rela-
tions between Venezuela and
Colombia, since it is Colom-
bia against whom St Vincent
will be competing for the sin-
gle seat available to the Latin
American and Caribbean
group.

If, indeed, the St Vincent
government is pursuing the
Security Council non-perma-
nent seat in a spirit of bold-
ness and to assert the right of
small countries to be repre-
sented and heard at the high-
est levels of global decision-
making, then all Caribbean
people should support it.
When Guyana ran for — and
got — the seat in 1975 as the
first CARICOM state to do
so, it was because the gov-
ernment at the time also felt
that the domination by the
larger Latin American states
should end and the capacity
of small states to contribute
to thinking and solutions at
the global level should be
demonstrated.

None of this ignores the
costs that the St Vincent gov-
ernment will face, and in this
connection, every CARI-

RALPH
GONSALVES

region’s independence.

And, as part of this resur-
gence of Caribbean boldness,
regional governments should
reject the recent offer made
by the European Union to
pay for Caribbean delegates
to attend a Meeting of the
CARIFORUM-EU EPA
Joint Council, at ministerial
level, on 17 May 2010 in
Madrid.

This meeting was hastily
proposed by the Commission
of the European Union to be
held on the day of the sched-
uled CARIFORUM-EU
Summit in order “to adopt
the two sets of Rules of Pro-
cedures” for the Joint Coun-
cil. But, CARICOM coun-
tries have not collectively
addressed these rules. Worse
yet, the European Commis-
sion (EC) has scheduled only
one and a half hours to con-
sider these complex legal
rules whose application will
have far reaching implications
for the work of the Joint
Council.

It is obvious that the EC
expects the Caribbean to do
nothing but rubber stamp the
rules. And, it is time that
regional governments call a
halt to being railroaded.

They should reject the pro-
posal for a hurried meeting
of the Joint Council for which
they are not prepared, and
they should use the Summit
to boldly tell the EU leader-
ship of their dissatisfaction
with the treatment the
Caribbean has received for
sugar, bananas and rum.

It is time again for collec-
tive and informed Caribbean
boldness.

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COB dispute

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Dean Patrick Adderley, will
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dral at 7.30pm and the funeral
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Dean, will be on Thursday at
the Cathedral. Interment will
follow in Woodlawn Gardens.

Sir Orville, Lady Turnquest
and their eldest grandson left
for London on May 4, where
they enjoyed the theatre, shop-
ping and meals at some of their
favourite restaurants. On Sat-
urday, May 8, Lady Turnquest
suffered a massive stroke. She
underwent surgery, but
remained in a coma until her
death. Her three children —
National Security Minister
Tommy Turnquest, Mrs Caryl
Lashley and Mrs Michele Fields
—flew to London to be at her
bedside. She died on Wednes-
day, May 12. She was 80 years





Lady Turnquest

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National Movement expressed
its condolences to former gov-
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Quoting from the Book of
Proverbs — “whoso findeth a
wife findeth a good thing” —
the FNM said that Lady Turn-
quest was such a wife, “who
married her first and only love,
Sir Orville, and spent her entire
adult life providing him her
unflinching support in his pub-
lic life, his home life and in his
law firm.”

“Lady Turnquest,” said the
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mother and grandmother.”

The party regretted her
death and cherished the “out-
standing example she set for
every Bahamian wife and
mother.”

“She also gave willingly of
her time and treasure to chari-
ties such as The Bahamas Red
Cross Society,” the FNM not-
ed.

Lady Turnquest met Sir
Orville at the age of 13 when
they were students at Govern-
ment High School. They were
married in 1955.

Edith Louise Turnquest was
born on June 27, 1929 to Cyril
and Myrtis Thompson. She
attended Sands School, East-
ern Senior School and the Gov-
ernment High School.

She spent much of her for-
mative years with her maternal
grandmother, Albertha Brown,
of Gomez Alley.

In those days Mrs Brown was
a well known pioneer of the
straw market, who instilled in
her granddaughter the impor-
tance of family, a strong work
ethic and a zest for life.

Lady Turnquest was an avid
sports woman.

As a school girl she walked
from Gomez Alley to Fort
Charlotte for sports. She played
basketball at the Priory
Grounds and was a member of
the Pedal Pushers team. An
early member of the Gym Ten-
nis Club on Mackey Street, she
continued her tennis game up
until recently.

She was chairman of the
Bahamas Red Cross Ball Com-
mittee for many years. More
recently she was chairman of
the Endowment for the Per-
forming Arts and was a mem-
ber of the Pedal Pushers and
the International Group.

“Edith’s faith was unceas-
ing,” said a family member.
“She believed that the Church
was an integral part of the com-
munity and that she should be a
member of the Church where
she lived.” Accordingly, she
was a member of St Matthew’s,
St George’s, Christ the King,
and Christ Church Cathedral.

FROM page one

ously Friday, the agreed dead-
line for an agreement, with no
future plans made as to how
negotiations will proceed.

Both parties are still more
than 40 clauses away from an
agreement, however the exact
number of clauses remaining
has yet to be agreed upon by
both parties.

After the faculty’s three and
a half day strike in April, it was
agreed that if both sides could
not settle their differences by
May 14, external arbitrators
would be brought in to secure
an agreement within seven
days.

UTEB President Jennifer
Isaacs-Dotson said: “We met
on Friday, under the supervi-
sion of the Deputy Director of
Labour, but no decisions were
made as to how negotiations
will proceed at this point. I am
hoping that on Monday we will
be discussing external arbitra-
tors with the intention of con-
tinuing negotiations immedi-
ately — but for now I am just
waiting to hear from them.”

Last week the negotiating
team secured agreements on
clauses dealing with appoint-
ments — with which both par-
ties had previously admitted to
having difficulties — to promo-
tions, duties and responsibili-
ties, performance assessments
and salaries.

Defending their financial
package, which has received
much criticism since COB
announced that their demands
would “cripple” the institution,
UTEB released a spreadsheet
analysing the college’s inter-
pretation of its demands.

The institution had translated
the union’s request for a cost
of living increase and increases
in benefits, such as health insur-
ance, to come to $11.1 million
over the course of the four year
agreement.

UTEB has countered that
this figure was “grossly inflat-
ed” and the data used to sup-
plement this figure implied that
benefits were to be retroactive
for years 2008 and 2009 of the
agreement.

Mrs Isaacs-Dotson said even
if these benefits could be

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received retroactively where
applicable, it was not the
union’s position to seek these
benefits.

Insurance

The union itemized: “Insur-
ance coverage cannot be given
retroactively. Persons who have
already received Professional
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2008-2009/2009-2010 cannot
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costing of this item.”

In a statement yesterday, the
union presented its initial finan-
cial package to value just under
$6 million — after removing
charges believed to have been
applied erroneously.

The faculty union, after “con-
sidering the present economic
climate,” has since further
reduced its package to include
only cost of living increases, 100
per cent insurance for single
coverage and an annual $10,000
increase to professional devel-
opment.

However, UTEB claimed
that COB has refused this pro-
posal as well — at present only
conceding to the annual
increase to professional devel-
opment.

Meanwhile, separate from
the negotiating table, UTEB is
calling for the college to
announce who will act as inter-
im-president following the res-
ignation of COB’s current pres-
ident Janyne Hodder on June
30.

Also, there is no update as
yet as to when the 15 cases
brought against the college by

faculty about salary cuts after
their strike in April will be
heard.

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‘Inadvertent’
title transfer
questioned

FROM page one

to the goodwill of the prop-
erty owner who, through an
error, acquired title to a por-
tion of the estate’s land on
an aborted sale.

Wallis Carey, one of the
beneficiaries of the estate,
said the original plan suf-
fered a major road block,
because the title holder,
Serelistene Bannister, is
“not prepared to just con-
vey it back.”

Ms Bannister obtained
title to the land “in respect
of a transaction which was
aborted” due to what the
law firm Arthur D Hanna
& Co (ADH) said was an
“inadvertent lodging for
recording of a conveyance.”

Courts

Without the cooperation
of the title holder in recon-
veying the land, Tribune
sources say, the family will
have to seek the assistance
of the courts, as the matter is
not as simple as “explaining
the error to the Registrar.”

Messages were left for Ms
Bannister. However, she
could not be reached before
press time.

Mrs Wallis Carey is ques-
tioning the explanation giv-
en by ADH, based on new
evidence she says she
obtained that suggests it
“was not even close to a mis-
take.”

When the firm was asked
to respond to the question-
ing of their explanation,
attorney Glenys Hanna-
Martin, a partner in the firm,
said the matter was being
dealt with.

“The issue for us is very
simple. A conveyance was
inadvertently recorded. We
are moving to correct it at
our own instance,” she said.

Ms Hanna-Martin had no
comment as to how the firm
was resolving the issue.

In previous correspon-
dence from the firm she stat-
ed that “it appears that he
Bannister deed was record-
ed in error by our clerk. It
would therefore be our
responsibility to have that

matter corrected.”

The family is yet to
receive correspondence
from ADH, directly or
through their new counsel
at Callenders and Co, indi-
cating how or when the
problem is being resolved,
Ms Carey said.

The unresolved issue has
lingered for some two years,
and is only one of several
that have been holding up
the sale of about nine lots,
valued at over $800,000, for
about 10 years.

The proceeds from the
disputed sale, and two oth-
ers, were supposed to be
used to install utilities on the
other nine lots in order to
obtain subdivision approval
so that they could be sold.

Having obtained the nec-
essary approvals, the family
plans to sell the property,
and raise the money to pay
legal debts — totalling more
than $150,000 — and take
care of other family busi-
ness.

FROM page one

workers in this country because
they decide to stand up for their
rights,” said Mr Garvey.

Louis and Ball were among a
group of about five workers
who filed a dispute with the
Labour Board in April after
management refused to pay
them their 15 per cent gratuity.

At the time, Labour official
Vaughn Bullard confirmed that
gratuities had been withheld for
a period of about one year. He
also noted that an agreement
was reached with management
to pay workers the monies
owed them.

Gratuity

Mr Garvey said workers are
entitled to gratuity pay, which is
collected from guests at the
resort.

“The foreign manager has no
respect for the laws of the coun-
try and refuses to abide by
them, and because these work-
ers went to the labour board
for what is rightfully theirs they
were terminated and others
have been threatened,” he said.

Mr Louis was employed at
the resort for five years.

“We went to the Labour
Board on April 16 to file a dis-
pute and when we returned to
work we were fired,” he said.

“We were told that we will
not be paid our grates and
when we said it is against the
law this foreign manager told
us that she makes her own laws
at the resort,” he claimed.

Eulamae Ball, a seven year
employee, said workers are
afraid to speak up for their
rights.

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Nine arrested in
armed robhery

FROM page one

The Emerald Bay branch
of Scotiabank was robbed
just after 9.30am on Friday
by two armed robbers,
according to initial reports.

Police said a masked gun-
man went into the bank
while another man waited
behind the building in a
white Mitsubishi Montero —
a car police say was stolen
earlier that morning.

After stealing an undis-
closed amount of cash, the
pair fled the area.

Scotiabank shut down
operations after the robbery

on Friday. They are expect-
ed to reopen tomorrow.

Bank managers con-
firmed there were no
injuries to staff or customers
during the morning robbery.
They reassured customers
of their safety at the branch.

“Due to the nature of our
business, a robbery is always
a possibility,” a Scotiabank
spokeswoman said.

“But, we assure the pub-
lic of our commitment to
security and to the safety of
our customers and employ-
ees.

“We are working with the
Royal Bahamas Police
Force in their investigation

of this matter.”

Superintendent Morey
Evans, officer-in-charge of
the George Town Station,
said that prior to this inci-
dent Exuma had not experi-
enced any serious crime for
several months.

Normal

He expects that after
investigations are closed the
island will go back to nor-
mal.

The Family Island of
Andros also suffered a rob-
bery this weekend.

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thieves broke into the gov-
ernment complex in Kemps
Bay and stole a safe con-
taining cash, cheques and
mail, while the offices were
closed over the weekend
and are seeking information
to assist investigations.

Meanwhile CDU officers
are still assisting the missing
persons probe in Cat Island
following the disappearance
of German visitor Johannes
Maximillian Harsch, 46, on
May 2.

Cat Island police have
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had held for questioning
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have yet to find any sign of
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Superintendent Leon
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Violent crime
sweeps Nassau

FROM page one

Island security officer was held up yesterday afternoon in an
attempted armed robbery. However, police were not able to
confirm this before The Tribune went to press.

Media reports claim police intercepted the robbery, recov-
ered the weapon and took two men into custody.

Police have confirmed they are following significant leads
into a shooting at about 4pm Saturday when a gunman
opened fire at a car in Nicolls Court, Yellow Elder Gardens,
and shot three men with a handgun before getting away.

The three men were taken to hospital by ambulance
where they remained last night.

Police, who are following significant leads, say the men’s
injuries are not life threatening.

Criminal Detective Unit (CDU) officers were also inves-
tigating an armed robbery at Burns House in Marathon
Road earlier that morning.

An employee was assaulted and had jewellery stolen
when two men robbed the store just after 10.30am on Sat-
urday. Police say one of the men was armed with a handgun.
The pair stole cash from the business as well as the employ-
ee’s jewellery. One of the men, dressed in blue jeans and a
dark shirt, assaulted the employee.

The men then got away in a black F150 truck with chrome
rims, heading north on Marathon Road, and are wanted by
police. A handgun and ammunition were recovered by
Mobile Division police who followed a man driving on
Lundy Street, off Palm Beach Street, when he failed to
stop at 7.20pm on Saturday.

They had attempted to search the vehicle when the dri-
ver and sole occupant of the car drove off. One was seen
throwing an object “into a home” in Lundy Street, police say.

A handgun and ammunition were found when the home
was searched. However, no arrests were made and investi-
gations continue. Police officers in the Northeastern Divi-
sion seized marijuana when they searched a car in Village
and Parkgate Roads just before 10pm on Saturday.

After stopping and searching the car and its two occu-
pants who police thought were acting suspiciously, they
recovered the marijuana from the front passenger seat.

A 26-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman of Marshall
Road were taken into custody and investigations continue.

Superintendent Leon Bethel in charge of CDU said
police conducted search operations across New Providence
this weekend and intend to continue them throughout the
year. CDU officers worked with uniformed police in the
operations, he said.

“We have had operations going on all weekend in respect
to targeting persons involved in pushing dangerous drugs and
unlicensed firearms,” Supt Bethel said. “We are targeting
persons in response to armed robberies.

“We had a large number of units on the road; CDU
units on the road this weekend, along with uniformed offi-
cers, and these operations will continue throughout the
year.”

Police urge anyone with any information that might assist
their investigations to call them urgently at 911, 919, or call
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Woman accuses police of failing to investigate sex complaint | Evergreen man is

FROM page one

updated on the status of the police
investigation.

Her countless calls to the Criminal
Detective Unit (CDU) have not been
returned and she fears he has not been
investigated because of his high-profile
position, her attorney maintains.

And her attorney is further con-
cerned the accused man has been
wrongly advised by his lawyer to not
respond to the complaint as it was filed
more than six months after the alleged
harassment and has therefore been
statute-barred.

However, she said the case could
not be statute-barred as the six-month
limitation period should not apply to
this offence.




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She explained while there is a six-
month limitation period for summary
offences, sexual harassment is an
indictable offence triable summarily
and therefore is not statute-barred.

“Our client is anxious regarding this
matter and feels that because of the
parties involved the matter may be
delayed resulting in the matter being
statute-barred,” the attorney said ina
letter to Superintendent Leon Bethel,
officer in charge of the Criminal Detec-
tive Unit (CDU).

“Offences which are triable sum-
marily are not statute-barred within a
six-month period, as they are not sum-
mary offences.

“In the circumstances we are con-
cerned the police are seemingly slow to
address this matter.”

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However, the attorney’s letters sent
to Mr Bethel in January and to Mr
Bethel and Police Commissioner Elli-
son Greenslade in March have yet to
be answered, the attorney maintains.

“We are concerned that because of
the parties involved the police have
not taken the matter seriously,” the
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Supt Bethel declined to comment
on the status of the investigation or
confirm whether the accused had been
interviewed by police.

“All I can say is that the investiga-
tion continues, and we will respond at
the appropriate time in respect to this
investigation,” the officer in charge of
CDU told The Tribune.

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has been interviewed.”

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trying to get his
son home from
the Bahamas

FROM page three

initiated the legal process of getting his son back. He said he had
previously hoped to solve the issue between them.

"T thought we'd handle it like adults," he said. "I've tried to tell
her: 'This is felony parental abduction. This is irreversible litigation.
This isn't a freaking game. This is about a kid's life.'"

He added: "I'm not trying to be vindictive. I just want my kid."

His wife cut off communication last fall and they haven't spoken
since. Nelson said other members of Chelsea's family have quiet-
ly reached out to him on the condition of remaining anonymous,
sending him photos and providing updates of his son's status. But
those moments have been rare, Nelson said.

Officials

Nelson has contacted everybody he can think of, even high-
ranking officials he expects no answers from, such as the U.S.
Secretary of State and the Prime Minister of the Bahamas. He
keeps in regular contact with representatives of NCMEC and the
State Department. The office of Sen. Max Baucus has been help-
ful, Nelson said.

Rene Lynch, Byron's mother, said she understands that such a
complex international issue takes time to sort out, but she still can't
help feeling frustrated.

"They're all telling us the same thing: Hurry up and wait," she
said. "At the same time, it's been nine months and that baby
doesn't know who his father is.”

Lowery said Nelson, if he chooses, could pursue parental kid-
napping or other charges. But for now, the goal is getting Hunter
back to the United States for a custody hearing. Lowery couldn't
offer a timeline, but he did express confidence.

"We're not going to give up," Lowery said. "His chances are
strong."

Nelson, who owns a siding business, said he's lost 40 pounds since
the ordeal began.

"Sometimes it's too much, with this and trying to pay my mort-
gage," he said. "I just go into depression and I don't eat right. But
I've come to terms with it, that I have to stay here and stay strong
and healthy for my kid."

Legal Notice

NOTICE
SCARSDALE PORT LTD.

CATALPA VISTAS.A.

——

#
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of CATALPA VISTA 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
TCHATCHA PLOUF LTD.

—

#
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of TCHATCHA PLOUF 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
JMC HOLINGS LIMITED

— ——

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of JMC HOLDINGS 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)

AQUA BROOKS LTD.

——

#
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of AQUA BROOKS 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
FLORESCENCE

NORTHEAST LTD.

——

#
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of FLORESCENCE NORTHEAST 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
MYSTICO

MOUNTAIN CORP.

— + ——

#
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of MYSTICO 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)

—

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of SCARSDALE PORT 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
UNCHAINED LIMITED

— + ——

#
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of UNCHAINED 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
HAMPTON

VALLEY INC.

—

#

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

Register.

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Gambling, democracy and the Church

BY ANTONY WILKINSON

“As human beings, we are
endowed with freedom of
choice, and we cannot shuffle
off our responsibility upon
the shoulders of God or
nature. We must shoulder it
ourselves. It is our responsi-
bility.” Arnold Toynbee-
English economic historian
and social reformer, 1889-
1975.

I read with some inter-
est Pastor Moxey’s
recent impassioned article
in The Nassau Guardian
against the legalisation of
gambling in this country.
Whilst I have no particular
dog in the fight regarding
the legality or illegality of
gambling, in fact I could care
less either way, when the
foundation of a fledgling
democracy such as our own
here in the Bahamas comes
under attack and is also
seemingly misunderstood, I
do have something to say.

With great deference to
Pastor Moxey, a respected
man of God, he makes the
mistake (and he is not alone
in this) of assuming that if
gambling is legalised, the
Church can be said to be
somehow endorsing
legalised gambling or stand-
ing by idly while it becomes
law. This is not the case. The
two are not connected. It is
not assumed by any think-
ing person that everything
that exists under the law car-
ries the blessing or ringing
endorsement of any church,
much less the Christian
Church.

Secular

The secular world we live
in is made up of man-made
laws. Those laws are sup-
posed to be a reflection of a
majority of the people’s will
regarding any issue. There
are many concepts which
are legal all over the world
which the Christian church
could not be said to be
endorsing, including some
which run exactly counter
to Christian principles. That
doesn’t make them illegal.

Democracy is about free-
dom of choice, it is certainly
not about reflecting one per-
son’s interpretation of the
Bible into all its citizenry’s
daily lives. Within the Chris-
tian church itself in this
country we have a wide and
varied spectrum of differ-
ences in the way people
worship Jesus and the way
they interpret the Bible.
This is not even taking into
account non-Christians,

4



There are many concepts which
are legal all over the world
which the Christian church
could not be said to be endors-
ing, including some which run
exactly counter to Christian
principles. That doesn’t make

them illegal.



agnostics or atheists. “Live
and let live.” Democracy
and the Christian Church
are not the same thing.
Democracy has its roots in
Platonic thinking and later
on some degree of basic
Christian principle, however
this is really only the basic
foundation of the house.
The entire rest of the house
— the finer points — are left
up to the people, who must
deal with the current social
mores of an ever-evolving
world. There is a principle
at stake here, and it’s an
important and fundamental
one.

If we are to say that we
live in a democracy here in
the Bahamas, and we do say
that, we must therefore
accept that fundamental
principle of a democracy
succinctly eloquated by E B
White: “Democracy is the
recurrent suspicion that
more than half of the people
are right more than half the
time.”

In a nutshell, if the major-
ity of people in a Democra-
cy want it, then it’s right.
Regardless of whether the
church agrees or disagrees.
Democracy is by its nature
an organic concept, ever
changing and growing as the
people and their ideas
change. There was a time in
America when Black peo-
ple had no rights and
weren't even considered full
citizens, that was changed
through the democratic
process. Women got the
right to vote through the
process of democracy. In
Saudi Arabia they still can-
not even hold a driver’s
license. Nelson Mandela
himself credits the attention
brought to him by various
democratic movements in
the UK with being funda-
mental in his release. The

Marco’s 1s

on the move

Village Road Shopping
Plaza location opens

The second, Marco’s Pizza
restaurant located in The Vil-
lage Road Shopping Plaza
officially opened its doors to
welcome customers on
Wednesday, May 12th.

This newest addition to the
growing Marco’s chain boasts
state-of-the-art features like
a large digital display screen
to expedite take-out orders,
and a spacious, dining room
complete with old-world
charm and a seating capacity
of fifty.

Marco’s 2, will now expand

the company’s delivery range
to residences and businesses
as far as Mackey Street and
Marathon Road while includ-
ing Sea Breeze, Dannotage
Estates, Johnson Road,
Prince Charles, Yamacraw
and East Bay Street.
Building on the brand’s
reputation for delivering the
best pizza in the industry,
Marco’s authentic pizza-mak-
ing traditions infuse time-hon-
oured techniques with robust
seasonings and sauces, gener-
ous topping portions, and a

OVERSEAS NEVVS
Small plane carrying aid to Haiti crashes in Florida Gulf Coast house

CLEARWATER, Fla.

board said. Neighbors described hear-



A small plane carrying humanitari-
an aid to Haiti hit the roof of a Florida
Gulf Coast home before crashing in
the backyard, but no one suffered life
threatening injuries, officials said,

according to Associated Press.

The plane departed from Clearwater
Airpark Sunday morning and strug-
gled to gain altitude, Dennis Roper,
chairman of the airpark's advisory

ing the plane fly overhead and then a
loud crashing sound, followed by
plumes of smoke that filled the com-

munity.

Six people were inside the home,
including three young children. All
escaped safely. No one inside the plane
is believe to have suffered life threat-
ening injuries, Elizabeth Watts, a pub-
lic safety information officer said. “It's
just a miracle that everybody sur-

“one man one vote” concept
for South Africa is nothing if
not a democratic concept.
Democracy as an effective
system of governance for the
people should not be trivi-
alised and has been and con-
tinues to be an important
concept for this earth and
its people.

That is not to say the
church or Pastor Moxey is
empirically wrong on this
issue. If the Church is right,
or thinks this issue is impor-
tant enough to be “right”
about, then go out and get a
majority of the votes, then
the church will be “democ-
ratically right”. That’s the
beauty of the system. Until
that time the Church doesn’t
have the votes, the church
is democratically wrong, ie, a
majority of the people dis-
agree. As of now, gambling
in this country is an
immutable fact. [legal or
legal makes no difference,
it will go on.

Minor

There are many much big-
ger, much more important
battles that the church could
and should be fighting in a
high profile way. In the
mainstream or secular
media, the church’s energies
appear disproportionately
focused on a relatively
minor issue. It’s as if some-
one tells you your house is
on fire and certain pastors
are only worried about
whether they remembered
to take out the trash. How
about we get the people out
safely and get the house to
stop burning first? To
appear to be so high profile
on such a minor issue is a
strategic mistake for the
church.

If one only listened to the

signature blend of three,
fresh, never frozen cheeses to
guarantee a flavor experience
out of this world.

With pizzas starting at

supplies.

vived," Roper said. The Federal Avi-
ation Administration said the plane
was a Piper PA-46. According to Rop-
er, the pilot filled the light aircraft with
96 gallons of fuel and boxes of relief

He is believed to have been en route
to Haiti, Roper said. The National
Transportation Safety Board was
called to investigate the crash. Roper
said the plane lost altitude after taking
off and that the pilot struggled to get

Mainstream media, one
could be forgiven for think-
ing that the church is will-
ing to mobilize and get very
vocal on the gambling issue,
but is comparatively quite
when people are going hun-
ery, people are out of work,
crime is on the rise and
molestation of children and
violence towards women
continue. We haven’t even
got to education and the
breakdown of the family yet.
That makes the church seem
as if its priorities are out of
whack.

The gambling issue should
be so far down on our list
of worries that it shouldn’t
even appear on the list of
priorities, yet lately it has
been front and centre. We
have much bigger fish to fry.
If we want to make things
that are bad for you illegal,
then let’s start with ciga-
rettes and alcohol, or any
fast food joint, those places
will take your money AND
ruin your health. Gambling
just takes your money. Let’s
ban television, my heart
always races when the Mia-
mi Dolphins are losing, that
can’t be good for me. Let’s
also make investing in the
stock market illegal because
that also carries a risk. What
else carries a risk? Oh yeah,
LIFE. Let’s make it illegal to
be alive, too much risk
involved, our people will
suffer. What we have decid-
ed as a world is that grown
ups get to make these types
of decisions for themselves.
Even strictly on Biblical
grounds the anti-gambling
idea can be strongly chal-
lenged if not outright defeat-
ed. So why is the Church
hanging its hat on this issue?
The Bible does not specifi-
cally mention gambling
much less say “don’t do it.”
The Bible talks about the

“love of money” and getting
rich quick. There’s plenty of
people guilty of that. I can
think of some who should
be arrested right now. Let’s
start with some politicians.
In fact Joshua cast lots to
determine the allotment of
land to the various tribes.
Nehemiah cast lots to deter-
mine who would live inside
the walls of Jerusalem. The
apostles cast lots to deter-
mine the replacement for
Judas. Cast lots? Sounds like
gambling to me. So is it the
Church’s official position
that Gambling is so inher-
ently bad that even God
doesn’t have the power to
use gambling for good?
Really? So no poor or desti-
tute person ever won the lot-
tery? That could never be
considered the work of
God? What’s that you say?
Poor and destitute people
have won?

Reality

Freedom of choice is not
some vague pretty concept.
It should be put into practice
on a daily basis in a democ-
racy, pushed to the limit and
tested in reality.

That’s what Plato wanted.
That’s how it was meant to
be.

You have to be able to
allow the Klu Klux Klan
member to speak out ina
democracy even though you
disagree with everything
he’s saying, otherwise you
devalue yourself and your
system.

Moreover you expose that
you do not have a fully
thought-out concept of the
way things ought to be. If
you don’t allow people you
100 per cent disagree with
to speak out, then you are
no longer living in a democ-





racy, then you are living in
something else, like a reli-
gious state. In this religious
state whichever holy book
you believe in is fully
enforced in daily life — by
law. Is that what we want to
live in? There are several
places on the earth where
this is going on now, where
people are trying to live
exactly by a holy book. The
Taliban are doing it for one,
so is Ahmadinejad in Iran
and Pakistan is currently
fighting an internal war for
its very soul as a country.
Perhaps Pastor Moxey
should investigate living in
one of those countries as I
hear tourism in those coun-
tries has dipped lately and
there are some great real
estate opportunities to be
had. I hear the Holy city of
Qom is nice this time of
year, and guess what? Gam-
bling is illegal there too — as
it is under all Islam.

I’ve never understood
people who want to ban
things because God doesn’t
like it. ’m not sure which
God they believe in.

Isaiah 40 says:

“Behold, the nations
(are) as a drop of a bucket
..(It is) he that sitteth upon
the circle of the earth, and
the inhabitants thereof (are)
as grasshoppers; ...Hast
thou not known? Hast thou
not heard, that the everlast-
ing God, the LORD, the
Creator of the ends of the
earth, fainteth not, neither
is weary? There is no search-
ing of his understanding.”

Are they saying this God
is not up to the challenge?
Whether gambling is made
legal or not, I’m sure God
is up to the challenge what-
ever the outcome.

Is our Democracy up to
the challenge? I can only
hope that it is.

MANAGEMENT &
CREW OPEN VILLAGE
ROAD WITH A RIBBON
CUTTING: (Pictured
left to right:) Randy
Sands, Director Of
Operations; young
Marco Turner, Nephew
Of Franchise
Qwners;Terry Tsavous-
sis, Franchise Co-Own-
er & Vice President;
Ancilla Hepburn, Gen-
eral Manager; Chris
Tsavoussis, Future
Marco’s Franchisee;
Yolanda Pawar, Mar-
keting Manager. Not
shown: Christopher
Tsavoussis, President
& Franchise Co-owner.



under ten dollars, plus a full
menu offering hot, baked
subs, freshly-made salads, suc-
culent Chicken Wings, Savory
Cheezy Bread and delightful-

the plane under control. He wouldn't
speculate on the cause, but noted it
was a hot day and that airplanes per-
form differently in higher tempera-
tures. The plane crash sent plumes of
smoke into the neighborhood, star-
tling residents. Gordon White, who
lives near the crash site, said he heard
the plane flying overhead and then the
sound of a large boom.

"All of a sudden the whole neigh-
borhood was engulfed in smoke,"

ly Sweet Cinnasquares, Mar-
co’s Pizza is the ideal family
treat. As a grand opening spe-
cial, all customers purchasing
a X-large Specialty Pizza will

receive a free order of Chick-
en Tumblers while supplies
last at both the new Village
Road and Prince Charles
locations.

White said. When firefighters arrived,
they found fire coming from the home-
's attic.

The pilot, identified by Clearwater
officials as Ernesto Gonzalez, 48, and
passenger Daisy Schneider, 16, suf-
fered non-life threatening injuries.
Another passenger, Charles Uslander,
56, was transported to Bayfront Med-
ical Center as a trauma alert, but
authorities do not believe his injuries
are life threatening.

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BAHAMAS RED CROSS SOCIETY & NEMA’S COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT) TRAINING IN ANDROS

KIRKWOOD MOSS
| (left), Wendel Evans
| (middle) and Eddie

|| Laing (right) assist a

|| carry a student to
triage during a dis-
aster preparedness
mock exercise held
in Nicoll's Town as a

| part of CERT Train-
ing organized by the
Bahamas Red Cross

|| & NEMA.

Studies have indicated
that people trained in com-
munity-based preparedness
planning are more effective
in meeting the needs of their
respective communities in
the aftermath of a disaster.
Community members from
settlements across North
Andros gathered in Nicoll’s
Town from April 26-30,
2010, for Community Emer-
gency Response Team
(CERT) training.

Gayle D. Outten-Moncur,
disaster manager for the
National Emergency Man-
agement Agency (NEMA),
and her team including
Eleanor Davis and Mr.
Wendell Rigby, and Jamic
Strachan of the Bahamas
Red Cross Society provided
training.

Participants spent three
days learning important live-
saving skills through demon-
strations and assignments.
“CERT training is all about
learning to do the greatest
good for the greatest num-
ber,” said Mrs. Moncur.

“It is vital to build teams
of people equipped to meet
the needs of communities
that may need help in the
event that professionally
trained personnel are unable
to immediately gain access
to affected areas.”

A crucial part of the
workshop was an emergency
simulation exercise that
enabled participants to
demonstrate what they had
learned during the previous
three days. Tenth-grade stu-
dents from North Andros
High School acted as disas-
ter victims.

Teams of CERT trainees
conducted initial damage
assessment of buildings and
structures; some were in
charge of communicating
with local and international
media, as well as teams in
the field; others conducted
search and rescue operations
and triaged victims accord-
ing to the severity of their
wounds; while others admin-
istered treatment of wounds,
and addressed the emotion-
al trauma of experiencing a
natural disaster, an area
often overlooked after these
incidents.

“At first, I thought it was
just a fun exercise, but soon
realized the seriousness of
utilizing all that I had
learned in the mock disas-
ter,” said Corporal Christo-
pher Moss, a resident of Red
Bays, Andros.

Further commenting on
the training, Jamie Strachan
said.

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oyalStar Assurance’s
53 per cent profit
increase to $6.816
2009
“you don’t
need to get bigger to become more
, its managing director
lauding the “four-fivefold” returns
obtained by its shareholders over
the past seven years despite a 12 per
cent top-line contraction last year.

million for
shows

profitable”

Steve Watson, the Bahamas-based
property and casualty insurer’s man-

aging director, told Tribune Busi-
ness that the more than-$2.3 million
bottom line increase was achieved
largely due to a 42 per cent reduction
in net claims incurred, which fell
from $7.527 million in 2008 to just
$4.386 million in the 12 months to

December 31, 2009.

just a strong year.

Cable beats net profit
Q1 forecast by $0.5m

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

CABLE Bahamas exceed-
ed its own net income projec-
tions by $0.5 million for the
2010 first quarter, despite suf-
fering a 37.3 per cent bottom
line decline, as its regulatory
fees grew by “in excess of 21
per cent” year-over-year.

Barry Williams, the BISX-
listed firm’s vice-president of
finance, told Tribune Busi-
ness that despite the $2.8 mil-
lion year-over-year net
income drop, from $7.452 mil-
lion to $4.675 million, for the
2010 first quarter, “we'll come
out fine” for the remainder
of the year, although he was
unable to give a definitive
forecast.

A $2 million increase in

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* Firm sees regulatory
fees increase 21%
year-over-year

* Internet business beats
prediction by 3%, as top-
line results indicate
economy improving

* BISX-listed firm targets
‘year-end’ to be in position
to provide fixed-line
voice services

* Creates jobs in customer
service, engineering
during 2010 first quarter

total operating costs, from
$9.9 million to $11.9 million,
was largely responsible for the
bottom line decline at Cable
Bahamas, as the company
invested for the future to posi-
tion itself for growth oppor-
tunities in a liberalised
Bahamian telecoms market,
in addition to absorbing fee
increases from the new regu-
latory regime.

And there were still many
positives for Cable Bahamas
to focus on, Mr Williams
telling Tribune Business that
the 4.7 per cent year-over-
year total revenue rise to
$22.075 million during the
2010 first quarter indicated
that the company was recov-
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premium services, at the
height of the recession.

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the Bahamas and the Cayman
Islands, Mr Watson said:
wasn’t a lot of claims activity. It was

“We were well below the average
numbers on claims generally.
Whether that was down to pure luck
or good underwriting in prior years,

“There I don’t know.”

RoyalStar achieved its improved
net income performance despite a

last year.

Mr Watson acknowledged that the
top-line contraction was more than
RoyalStar had expected, having fore-



By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamian food
retailing market is saturated
with “more supermarkets
than the population
requires”, City Markets
chief executive told Tribune
Business, warning that com-
petition will only increase
as he and the management
team fight to save jobs at
the ailing chain, which has
700 staff.

Acknowledging that
industry consolidation was
likely, and that he intended
City Markets to be one of
the players leading that
process, Derek Winford
said he and the manage-
ment team were focused on
extracting as many efficien-
cies as possible from the 11-
store chain’s head office and
warehouse operations.

“We want to make this
business as efficient as pos-
sible, because in the future
this business will get more
competitive, not less,” Mr
Winford told Tribune Busi-
ness. “I don’t see competi-
tion getting any easier.”

When asked by this news-
paper whether he thought
consolidation in the
Bahamian food retailing
industry was likely, given
the volume of new entrants
into an already saturated
market, Mr Winford said:
“What I see in the Bahamas
is that there are more super-
markets than the population



City Markets chief:
Food retail sector
is too saturated

requires. It appears to me
that way.”

The City Markets chief
executive is thus in accord
with both Sandy Schaefer,
Robin Hood’s president,
and Gavin Watchorn, head
of AML Foods, who have
both told Tribune Business
recently that they believe a
consolidation in the sector is
likely.

The food retailing busi-
ness has seen a rash of new
entrants, such as Robin
Hood and Phil’s Food Ser-
vices recently, along with
neighbourhood chains such
as Budget Meats and ‘Mom
and Pop’ stores. Mr Win-
ford said of the increased
competition: “I would say
that if the competition was
not there, our sales would

be higher.”
City Markets, whose
holding company is

Bahamas Supermarkets,
chose the worst possible
time to suffer its current tra-
vails, given that its turn-
around from more than $25
million in total losses over
the past three years has to
content with both a reces-
sion and increased competi-
tion.

For the nine months to
end-March 2010, City Mar-
kets’ top-line net sales fell
by 18.5 per cent - from
$93.059 million to $76.022
million. The company thus
needs to regain market

SEE page 6B





12 per cent decline in gross written
premium, which fell from $73.574
million in 2008 to $64.573 million

income up 37% to over $10m, despite 12% premium decline
* But says unlikely to match 2009 performance in 2010, as 42% net claims fall hard to repeat
* Investors see ‘four-to-fivefold’ returns, as return on equity exceeds 20% in four of last five years
* Solvency margin hits 253%, with combined operating ratio at 63%
* But ‘real dilemma’ caused by underinsuring, which impacts
Bahamian economy’s recovery from disasters

cast a 10 per cent gross premium
drop for 2009. However, the insurer
“lost more business than expected”

in the Cayman Islands where,

reduced rates forced it to write less

SEE page 12B

Super Value suffers
15% Blue Hill drop

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

SUPER Value has seen a
15 per cent decline in busi-
ness since Baillou Hill Road
was rerouted, reversing gains
of up to 36 per cent that its
store there achieved during
the height of last year’s reces-
sion.

Rupert Roberts, the gro-
cery chain’s president and
owner, said the road rerouting
had taken profits right out
from under him, so much so
that, for now, they have dis-
continued marketing the loca-
tion.

“Tf they would put the road

back together we might be
able to do some promotion,
but we see no point in pro-
moting because the roads are
so unpredictable that people
don’t want to come into the
area,” said Mr Roberts.

He added that Super Value
rode out the recession by
holding market share with
increased sales, even gaining
on its competitors. However,
Mr Roberts said the Baillou
Hill Road store has now been
the only one to experience
declines.

“This year we are holding
on, except that particular
store,” said Mr Roberts.

SEE page 4B

Who will let the Dogs out?

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

MOST small and medium-
sized businesses (SME) in the
Bahamas fall into the ‘Dog’
designation of the Boston
Consulting Group’s (BCG)
Growth-Share Matrix, the
Bahamas Industrial and Agri-
cultural Corporation’s
(BAIC) assistant manager
said.

Lester Stuart said that des-
ignation meant most Bahami-
an SMEs have a low market
share and low growth rate,
with BCG’s matrix suggest-
ing this type of business be
divested or sold out.

According to Mr Stuart,
Bahamian small businesses

* BAIC executive says most
Bahamian small/medium
sized firms fall into
category of low market
share and growth rate,
and should be divested

* Warns new Act will
not be ‘panacea’

are “crying out” for help from
the Government and private
sector, especially as govern-
ment prepares to roll-out an
Act tailored to support their
growth.

“The Small Business Act
won’t be a panacea but hope-
fully will get small businesses

SEE page 5B

Cable & Wireless enters BTC race

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

CABLE & Wireless
(Caribbean) has entered the
Bahamas Telecommunica-
tions Company’s (BTC) pri-
vatisation process, sources
familiar with the situation told
Tribune Business, and is one
of three players still in con-
tention to acquire a majority
stake in the state-owned
incumbent.

The newspaper has been
told that Cable & Wireless,
which operates as LIME in
numerous Caribbean coun-
tries, was invited into the
process despite not being
among the four applicants
who qualified last October to
advance to the due diligence
phase of the process.

Apart from Cable & Wire-
less (LIME), the other two
players still in contention to
become BTC’s majority own-
er and strategic partner are,
according to Tribune Busi-
ness’s sources, the JP Mor-

Company, which operates as LIME, invited into process and said to be one of three
remaining players, along with JP Morgan/Vodafone and Atlantic Tele-Network/CFAL

gan/VodafOne combination,
plus Atlantic Tele-Network,
which has partnered with
CFAL, the investment advi-
sory arm of Bahamian finan-
cial services conglomerate, A.
F. Holdings (the former Col-
ina Financial Group).

Market sources had been
speculating last week that the
Atlantic Tele-Network/CFAL
group may have been selected
as the preferred bidder, but
this was dismissed by Tribune
Business contacts close to
what was happening.

“The exercise isn’t com-
pleted yet,” one informant
told Tribune Business of the
BTC privatisation exercise’s
status. “There is another seri-
ous bidder in the mix that is
being reviewed. No decision
has been made. It is still very
much an open process.
They’re still evaluating a
number of bidders, though

there may be another player
interested.”

That other “serious bid-
der/player” was identified by
Tribune Business’s sources as
Cable & Wireless
(Caribbean) or LIME. The
other two companies that
entered the due diligence
phase along with JP Mor-
gan/Vodafone and Atlantic
Tele-Network/CFAL - Trilo-
gy International Partners and
Digicel - were said to be out
of contention.

“Since that time, another
player has been brought into
the mix, and the [BTC Pri-
vatisation] Committee is con-
sidering them,” a Tribune
Business source said. “It’s
under active discussion and
close to a resolution.”

Zhivargo Laing, minister of
state for finance, who chairs
the BTC advisory committee,
which assesses the work of the

privatisation committee, said
he was “not aware” that
Cable & Wireless had been
brought into the mix when
questioned by Tribune Busi-
ness.

Several observers, though,
questioned how Cable &
Wireless’s late entrance into
the BTC bidding would sit
with JP Morgan/Vodafone
and Atlantic Tele-Network,
given that they were not
among the candidates invited
into the due diligence round.
Cable & Wireless is under-
stood to have taken a long,
hard look at BTC once the
Government published its
Notice of Privatisation last
year, but decided not to bid in
favour of concentrating on its
existing markets.

The Bahamas is the last
remaining major Caribbean

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By RoyalFidelity Capital
Markets

IT WAS another slow week
of trading in the Bahamian
stock market. Investors trad-
ed in seven out of the 24 listed
securities, with two decliners,
one advancer and the other
securities remaining
unchanged.

EQUITY MARKET

A total of 44,233 shares
changed hands, representing
an increase of 11,942 shares,
compared to the previous
week's trading volume of
32,291 shares.

Commonwealth Bank
(CBL) was the volume leader
for another week and the big
advancer, trading 29,810
shares to see its stock close
the week at $6.99, up by $0.59.

Finance Corporation of the
Bahamas (FIN) was this
week's big decliner, trading
5,000 shares to see its stock
price end the week down
$0.08 at $9.

BOND MARKET
There was no activity this
week in the bond market.

COMPANY NEWS

Earnings Releases:

Fidelity Bank Bahamas
(FBB) released its audited
financial results for the year
ended December 31, 2009.

FBB reported net income
of $1.4 million, which
increased slightly by $45,000
or 3.4 per cent from the pre-
vious year. Net interest
income increased from $8.8
million to $9.4 million, or by
7.1 per cent, during the year,
while non-interest income of
$5.1 million remained flat in







The Bahamian Stock Market
BISX CLOSING CHANGE VOLUME YTD PRICE
SYMBOL PRICE CHANGE
AML $1.04 $- 0 -11.11%
BBL $0.40 -$0.04 1,000 -36.51%
BOB $5.24 $- 0 -11.19%
BPF $10.63 $- 0 -1.02%
BSL $9.42 $- 0 -6.36%
BWL $3.15 $- 0 0.00%
CAB $12.07 $- 0 20.94%
CBL $6.99 $0.59 29,810 -0.14%
CHL $2.84 $- 1,273 441%
CIB $10.60 $- 6.11%
CWCB $2.64 $0.21 0 BRO TIC/S
DHS $2.54 $- 500 -0.39%
FAM $6.07 $- 0 -6.47%
FBB $2.17 $- 0 -8.44%
FCC $0.27 $- 0 0.00%
FCL $5.08 $- 3,800 6.50%
FCLB $1.00 $- 0.00%
FIN $9.00 -$0.08 5,000 -3.02%
ICD $5.59 $- 2,850 0.00%
JSJ $9.95 $- 0 0.00%
PRE $10.00 $- 0 0.00%





comparison to the prior year.

The bank experienced a sig-
nificant increase in its loan
loss provisions during the
year, which totalled $1.3 mil-
lion compared to $231,000 in
the prior year, an increase of
$1.1 million.

FBB's earnings per share
at December 31, 2009, remain
unchanged at $0.05 in com-
parison to December 31, 2008.

Total assets and liabilities
at December 31, 2009, were
$276 million and $242 million
respectively, compared to
$272 million and $240 million
at the end of the prior year.

Customer deposits of $217
million increased by $6.3 mil-
lion or 3 per cent year-over-
year, while mortgages and
loans of $200 million ,and
cash balances on hand and at
banks of $28.5 million,
increased by $1.3 million and

International Markets

FOREX Rates
CAD$

GBP

EUR

Commodities

Crude Oil
Gold

International Stock Market Indexes:

DITA

S & P 500
NASDAQ
Nikkei

Weekly % Change
0.9696 1.16
1.4539 -1.90
1.2371 -2.93
Weekly % Change
$71.92 -4.53
$1,230.50 1.82
Weekly % Change
10,620.16 2.31
1,135.68 2.23
2,346.85 3.58
10,462.51 0.94

$9.8 million respectively.

It was also noted that FBB
created a reserve for credit
losses of $2.1 million out of
retained earnings in the year
to meet the provisioning
requirements of the Central
Bank of the Bahamas.

AGM Notices:

Bahamas Waste (BWL) has
announced that its AGM will
be held at the National Tennis
Centre, Queen Elizabeth
Sports Centre, on May 18,
2010, at 6 pm.

Commonwealth Bank
(CBL) has announced its
AGM will be held at Super-
Club Breezes, West Bay
Street, on May 19, 2010, at
Spm.

Dividend Notes:

Doctors Hospital Health-
care Systems (DHS) has
declared an ordinary dividend
of $0.02 per share, payable on
May 14, 2010, to all ordinary
shareholders of record date
May 7, 2010.

Consolidated Water BDRs
(CWCB) has declared an
ordinary dividend of $0.015
per share, payable on June 7,
2010, to all ordinary share-
holders of record date May 1,
2010.

FamGuard Corporation
(FAM) has declared an ordi-
nary dividend of $0.06 per
share, payable on May 25,
2010, to all ordinary share-
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amendments to
spread wealth

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

PROPOSED reforms to
the Government’s public pro-
curement system should
increase the number of
Bahamian firms winning pub-
lic sector contracts, the Trade
Commission’s co-chair has
told Tribune Business,
although they cannot guaran-
tee that corruption will be
stamped out “completely”.

Raymond Winder, who is
also Deloitte & Touche
(Bahamas) managing partner,
said the proposed changes -
involving the creation of a
Public Procurement Depart-
ment, whose work would be
overseen by a Board, plus a
Tribunal to hear all disputes
relating to this issue, should
“make it a lot more tighter
around the awarding of con-
tracts” and ensure ‘like-for-
like’ bids were being com-
pared.

The Commission’s co-chair
said “most of the individuals
involved in granting con-
tracts” had no experience in
this area, in either the private
or public sector, and “a lot of
times contracts are awarded
based on visual presentations
or fees, which are not always
the best criteria”.

Mr Winder said the pro-
posed procurement regula-
tions would set out a proper
criteria. Warning that they
would not be a ‘panacea’, he
added: “No system can guar-
antee you against corruption,
but if this system is put in
place it will leave an audit
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RAYMOND WINDER

can come back and assess if
an acceptable decision was
made.

“Someone independent of
the process should come, by
way of the audit trail, to the
same conclusion as you did.”
The accountant said that cur-
rently, “the level of docu-
ments is not in place to deter-
mine how contracts are
awarded” in the Bahamian
public sector.

Reforms

Mr Winder told this news-
paper last week that imple-
menting the proposed reforms
could save the Government
up to 30 per cent on its cur-
rent procurement budget,
which averages $400 million
per annum.

“This is all about moving
the country forwards with
best international practices
and ensuring government
becomes more efficient,” he
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government is that the Gov-
ernment should have more
savings of taxpayer dollars.
The Government is not, in all
situations, able to assess
whether contracts awarded
represent the best value in
terms of dollars spent. Most
contracts go beyond the orig-
inal scope, and there is little
effort to determine why.”

As for the private sector,
Mr Winder said they were
likely to take comfort from a
bidding process that would be
more open, transparent and
fair. “You're likely to see
more companies involved in
these contracts than before,
and less political affiliations
will be involved.”

On major multi-million dol-
lar public procurement con-
tracts, the Government often
looked to overseas firms as
the capacity and skills sets
required were often not avail-
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Winder said this nation need-
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an arrangement was not easy
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“that’s where a lot of corrup-
tion comes in” with foreigners
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NOTICE

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137
(8) of the International Business Companies
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FROM page 1B

“Government should listen
and feel our pain. When I first
approached the Minister he
was very courteous, but he
said that the decision had
been made. He wouldn't lis-
ten to the distress and the
pains of the poor people.”
Mr Roberts said customers

in that area feel distressed and
hopeless, and he argued that
Super Value still had another
18 months before seeing some
semblance of pre-recession
numbers.

Size

He added that the size of
the food retailing market in
Nassau far outstretches its

consumer base.

“There are too many stores
on this island for the popula-
tion,” he said. “I think the
stores that are well organised,
well run, full of merchandise,
kept clean and tidy, with
friendly, courteous service will
have their customers come
back.”

And when a spate of rob-
beries threatened that con-

sumer base, Mr Roberts said
Super Value fought back by
investing in high-tech security
equipment, including cam-
eras, covering almost every
inch of the properties.

“When you come to Super
Value you are on TV,” he
said. “The only suspect we
have not been able to catch
is the drag queen who robbed
Mackey Street.”

NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF JEANNE R.

BENJAMIN late of 722 Via Genova,
Broward County, Deerfield Beach, Florida
33442, United States of America and also
of George Town, Exuma

Deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having
any claim or demand against the above Estate are
required to send the same duly certified in writing
to the undersigned on or before the 11th day of
June A.D., 2010 after which date the Personal
Representative of the Estate will proceed to
distribute the assets having regard only to the
claims of which he shall then have had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby also given that all
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Applicants should be highly efficient, have strong
sales, marketing & financial background, university
degree, experience in the tourism industry, computer
and foreign language(s) skills, ability to multi-task,
effective time management skills, ability to lead and
motivate a great team of dedicated employees and be
results-driven.

Additional Requirements

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* Strong client relations skills

¢ 5+ years experience in destination management
services (sales & marketing)

¢ Proficient in Microsoft Office & Quickbooks Enterprise
Solutions

¢ Excellent written & oral communication skills

Please submit your resume on or before May 21st 2010
to
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resumes@cacigueintl.com

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when managing incidents.
Respond to and comply with escalation policies and procedures.

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Who will let
the Dogs out?

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to the next level,” he said.
“Many will be able to do this,
but many will remain
behind.”

Speaking at a Town Hall
meeting held last Wednesday
night, which was focused on
small business growth, Mr
Stuart added that the pro-
posed Act will incorporate
much of BAIC’s mandate, as
a part of consolidating busi-
ness development pro-
grammes.

Chief of the newly-formed
Bahamas Business Associa-
tion (BBA), Marvin Smith,
insisted entrepreneurs pay
close attention to the devel-
opment of the proposed Act
so that their voices and con-
cerns would be reflected in
the document when it is
tabled in Parliament.

“Tf you are in business and
if you are a small business,
you can’t just say to those that
make the legislation ‘that’s
not fair to me’,” said Mr
Smith. “You have to partici-
pate so they can get it right,
because if they get it wrong

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sized businesses will suffer as
aresult.”

He added that e-commerce
was an example of where the
Bahamas lay in terms of busi-
ness development. Mr Smith
said the Bahamas was
“behind the eight ball” in e-
commerce, while the country
touts itself a leader in tourism
and banking.

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“E-commerce is critical and
vital, and it is things like that
that are important to say to
us (the BBA), for when we
speak to those who are
responsible for ensuring that
the environment and legisla-
tion is in place,” he added.

President of the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce,
Khaalis Rolle, said the new
Act has to be developed to

reflect the unique challenges
faced by SMEs.

Mr Rolle said institutions
that are developed to deliver
services to small businesses
have to be properly capi-
talised, properly staffed with
technical experts and
equipped to be responsive to
the needs of small business-
es.

According to him, the
Chamber Institute at the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce has already begun to
develop programmes to jump
start SME development,
growth and survival.

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designed to help entrepre-
neurs become technically
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1.0 The Ministry of Education, (hereafter called the “Purchaser’) now
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Supplies for the School Year 2010.

Interested Bidders may inspect/collect the bidding documents from
the Purchasing/Supplies Section of the Ministry of Education,
Headquarters, The Teacher’s Credit Union Building, East Street
from Monday 3% May, 2010, and obtain further information, at the
second address given below.

Bids must be in English and shall be enclosed in duplicates in a
sealed envelope bearing no identity of the bidder and endorsed
with the subject bided on (“General Supplies” ).

Bids must be deposited in the tender box provided, at the first
address, on or before Friday, 21st May, 2010 by 5:00 p.m. (local
time). It will not be necessary to submit bids in person since It may
be sent by mail. Late bids will be rejected and returned unopened.

Bids will be opened at the public ceremony, in the presence of
those Bidder(s) or their Representative (s) who choose to attend,
at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 25th May, 2010 at the first address
below.

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Ministry of Finance
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P.O. Box N-3017
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tele: (242)327-1530

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Legal Notice

NOTICE
KELLEN SLOPES INC.

— -,—.

f

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of KELLEN SLOPES 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
NEW SEGUIN
HOLDINGS LTD.

—

/
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of NEW SEGUIN HOLDINGS 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
WRYTH MOUNTAIN
VENTURES LTD.

—

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of WRYTH MOUNTAIN VENTURES
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
TACERTO INVESTMENT LID.

— *)——

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of TACERTO INVESTMENT 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
A STEP AHEAD

INVESTMENTS LIMITED

—— - =
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of A STEP AHEAD INVESTMENTS

LIMITED has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolu-

tion has been issued and the Company has therefore been

struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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== =~
City Markets chief:
Food retail sector
is too saturated

FROM page 1B

share and win customers back
in a tough environment.

Mr Winford said manage-
ment’s focus was “going to be
head office and the adminis-
trative running of the busi-

ness” when it came to extract-
ing further efficiencies.
Although uncertain how
much could be obtained in
further cost savings, he added:
“Our goal is to preserve jobs
and preserve the business.”
While City Markets’ 11-
strong store portfolio is not

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

BEXCO BAHAMAS LIMITED

Pursuant to the Provisions of Section 138 (8) of the International
Business Companies Act 2000 notice is hereby given that the
above-named Company has been dissolved and struck off the
Register pursuant to a Certificate of Dissolution issued by the
Registrar General on the 15th day of March, 2010.

Dayan Bourne
Liquidator
f

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BEXCO BAHAMAS LIMITED



the focus of this efficiency dri-
ve “right now”, Mr Winford
said that “as that is done, we
will look elsewhere”.

City Markets has already
released some 28 staff, 16 at
its Nassau warehouse and 12
in Freeport, and Mr Winford,
an executive with Neal &
Massy, the Trinidadian con-
glomerate that controls BSL
Holdings, Bahamas Super-
markets’ majority sharehold-
er, pledged that everything
would be done to preserve
head count.

However, he indicated that
jobs were on the line, and
gave no guarantees about no
redundancies. “There’s
always potential head count
reduction in turnarounds,
potential being the key word,”
Mr Winford said. “We will try
and save as many jobs as we
can.

“The management is going
to do what is right for the
business, and make the best
decisions for all stakeholders.
Neal & Massy’s focus is real-
ly on job preservation.” He
pointed out that the redun-
dancies made by City Mar-
kets so far were ‘a drop in the
bucket compared to what
we’ve seen other companies
in the Bahamas do”.

Apart from its bulk pur-
chasing power and ability to

obtain better discounts from
suppliers, Mr Winford said
Neal & Massy also brought
strong operational and finan-
cial management to City Mar-
kets. The Trinidadian con-
glomerate, he added, “sees a
very good future” for the
business once it “rides out
the storm”.

Mr Winford said the peak
tourism seasons, such as
Spring Break and Easter,
“impact positively on our
sales”, especially at outlets
such as Cable Beach and Har-
bour Bay. The former attract-
ed visitors staying in time-
shares along the Cable Beach
strip, while the latter was a
regular port of call for visiting
yacht crews to stock up on
several thousand dollars’
worth of goods at a time.

Therefore, a turnaround in
both air and sea arrivals
would also help to boost City
Markets’ sales.

Mr Winford also confirmed
that the grocery chain wanted
to maintain a presence in
western New Providence after
the Lyford Cay Shopping
Centre was closed down in
favour of the new Town Cen-
tre opposite the Charlotteville
subdivision. Talks were cur-
rently being held with land-
lords, New Providence Devel-
opment Company.

Legal Notice

NOTICE
APOLLOS VALLEY INC.

——

é

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of APOLLOS 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
COL DE MORCLES LTD.

—

#
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of COL DE MORCLES 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

TAU LID.

— - _—
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of TAU LTD. has been completed; a Certifi-
cate of Dissolution has been issued and the Company has

therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
CYBER WIRELESS INC.

ae

ff
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of CYBER WIRELESS 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
FURSTENTUM

COMPANY LIMITED

— -)——

ff
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of FURSTENTUM COMPANY
LIMITED has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolu-
tion has been issued and the Company has therefore been

struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
STAGGER

SCREEN LTD.

—

#

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of STAGGER SCREEN 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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Cable & Wireless enters BTC race

FROM page 1B

market in which LIME does
not operate, hence its attrac-
tiveness. Its presence in the



process again adds weight to
the belief that the Privatisa-
tion Committee was not
impressed with the quality of
offers and prices submitted
by the other bidders, and may

LEGAL NOTICE




THE DAILY LIQUIDITY MASTER FUND, INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)




have wanted someone in to
spice up the competition for a
bidding war.

Fact

The fact it has now been
seven months since the BTC
privatisation’s due diligence
phase commenced also indi-
cates that the Privatisation
Committee has had difficulty
in extracting a suitable offer
from any one bidder, and has

negotiated with several of
them in an attempt to obtain
the best deal.

LIME stands for Landline,
Mobile, Internet, Entertain-
ment. One attraction it might
hold is that it operates in all
four segments, unlike Voda-
fone, essentially a cellular
operator, and Atlantic Tele-
Network, a traditional land-
line, cellular, Internet opera-
tor.

The Entertainment side



Notice is hereby given in pursuance of Section 138 of
The International Business Companies Act, 2000 (as
amended) that the Directors of the above-named company
by Resolution passed on the 22nd of April 2010 resolved
that the company be wound up voluntarily forthwith and
that the Liquidator is Mr. Bennet R. Atkinson of Ronald
Atkinson & Co., Chartered Accountants, Marron House,
Virginia and Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326, Nassau,
Bahamas.

All persons having claims against the above-named
company are requested to submit particulars of such
claims and proofs thereof in writing to the Liquidator,
Mr. Bennet R. Atkinson, Marron House, Virginia and
Augusta Streets, PO. Box N-8326, Nassau, Bahamas,
not later than the 17th day of June 2010, after which date
the books will be closed and the assets of the company
distributed.

Dated the 13th day of May, 2010.

Bennet R. Atkinson
Liquidator

LEGAL NOTICE

THE BISCAYNEAMERICAS DAILY

LIQUIDITY FUND, INC.
(in Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given in pursuance of Section 138 of
The International Business Companies Act, 2000 (as
amended) that the Directors of the above-named company
by Resolution passed on the 22nd of April 2010 resolved
that the company be wound up voluntarily forthwith and
that the Liquidator is Mr. Bennet R. Atkinson of Ronald
Atkinson & Co., Chartered Accountants, Marron House,
Virginia and Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326, Nassau,
Bahamas.

All persons having claims against the above-named
company are requested to submit particulars of such claims
and proofs thereof in writing to the Liquidator, Mr. Bennet
R. Atkinson, Marron House, Virginia and Augusta Streets,
P.O. Box N-8326, Nassau, Bahamas, not later than the
17th day of June 2010, after which date the books will
be closed and the assets of the company distributed.

Dated the 13th day of May, 2010.

Bennet R. Atkinson
Liquidator

LEGAL NOTICE

THE BISCAYNEAMERICAS SAKAE
FUND, LTD.
(in Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given in pursuance of Section 138 of
The International Business Companies Act, 2000 (as
amended) that the Directors of the above-named company
by Resolution passed on the 22nd of April 2010 resolved
that the company be wound up voluntarily forthwith and
that the Liquidator is Mr. Bennet R. Atkinson of Ronald
Atkinson & Co., Chartered Accountants, Marron House,
Virginia and Augusta Streets, PO. Box N-8326, Nassau,
Bahamas.

All persons having claims against the above-named
company are requested to submit particulars of such
claims and proofs thereof in writing to the Liquidator,
Mr. Bennet R. Atkinson, Marron House, Virginia and
Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326, Nassau, Bahamas,
not later than the 17th day of June 2010, after which date
the books will be closed and the assets of the company
distributed.

Dated the 13th day of May, 2010.

Bennet R. Atkinson
Liquidator

NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF STANLEY S.
BENJAMIN late of 722 Via Genova,
Broward County, Deerfield Beach, Florida
33442, United States of America and also
of George Town, Exuma

Deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against the above
Estate are required to send the same duly
certified in writing to the undersigned on or
before the 11th day of June A.D., 2010 after
which date the Personal Representative of the
Estate will proceed to distribute the assets
having regard only to the claims of which he
shall then have had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby also given that all
persons indebted to the said Estate are requested
to make full settlement on or before the date
hereinbefore mentioned.

ALLAN J. BENJAMIN
Chambers
Aurora House
Dowdeswell Street & Dunmore Lane
P.O. Box N-102
Nassau, Bahamas

Attorney for the Personal Representative

LEGAL NOTICE

THE BISCAYNEAMERICAS CURRENT
YIELD FUND, INC.
(dn Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given in pursuance of Section 138 of
The International Business Companies Act, 2000 (as
amended) that the Directors of the above-named company
by Resolution passed on the 22nd of April 2010 resolved
that the company be wound up voluntarily forthwith and
that the Liquidator is Mr. Bennet R. Atkinson of Ronald
Atkinson & Co., Chartered Accountants, Marron House,
Virginia and Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326, Nassau,
Bahamas.

All persons having claims against the above-named
company are requested to submit particulars of such
claims and proofs thereof in writing to the Liquidator,
Mr. Bennet R. Atkinson, Marron House, Virginia and
Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326, Nassau, Bahamas,
not later than the 17th day of June 2010, after which date
the books will be closed and the assets of the company
distributed.

Dated the 13th day of May, 2010.

Bennet R. Atkinson
Liquidator

LEGAL NOTICE

THE CURRENT YIELD MASTER FUND, INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given in pursuance of Section 138 of
The International Business Companies Act, 2000 (as
amended) that the Directors of the above-named company
by Resolution passed on the 22nd of April 2010 resolved
that the company be wound up voluntarily forthwith and
that the Liquidator is Mr. Bennet R. Atkinson of Ronald
Atkinson & Co., Chartered Accountants, Marron House,
Virginia and Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326, Nassau,
Bahamas.

All persons having claims against the above-named
company are requested to submit particulars of such
claims and proofs thereof in writing to the Liquidator,
Mr. Bennet R. Atkinson, Marron House, Virginia and
Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326, Nassau, Bahamas,
not later than the 17th day of June 2010, after which date
the books will be closed and the assets of the company
distributed.

Dated the 13th day of May, 2010.

Bennet R. Atkinson
Liquidator

Leading law firm with offices located in
Nassau and Freeport is seeking to fill the
position.

Accounts Administrator

The successful applicant should possess the
following minimum qualifications:

An Associate’s Degree in Accounting or
Business Administration

Two to three years experience in a financial
environment

Computer Literate - proficiency in excel a plus
Excellent oral and written communication
skills

General responsibilities will include but not
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Accounts Payable & Receivable

Client Billing

Liasing with clients and outside agencies
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Team Player
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WE OFFER
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benefits including a Pension Plan

Interested persons should apply in writing to:
The Human Resources Officer

P.O. Box N-4196
Nassau, Bahamas

Cable & Wireless brings,
which is cable TV and pro-
gramming, means it would
likely be the candidate best-
positioned to enable BTC to
go head-to-head the quickest
with Cable Bahamas.

Proceeds

Given that the Government
had been looking towards the
BTC privatisation’s proceeds
to narrow the fiscal deficit,
the odds are heavily in favour

of Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham giving an update on
its status during his Budget
address later this month. The
pressure to get a deal done is
also increasing, but sources
suggested to Tribune Busi-
ness that the process would
be competed this year.
“There’s still more to be
done, but what’s going to be
done will happen sooner
rather than later. It’s not
going to drag on much
longer,” one source said.

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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS = 2008

IN THE SUPREME COURT

COMMON LAW AND EQUITY DIVISION
CLE/GEN/01937

IN THE MATTER of the Property
comprised in an Indenture of Mortgage dated
the 18" day of June, A.D. 2003 and a Certificate
of Up-stamping dated the 7'" day of July, A. D.,
2005 and made between Sonny Russell as
a Borrower and FirstCaribbean International
Bank (Bahamas) Limited as a Lender

AND IN THE MATTER of the Conveyancing
and Law of Property Act, Chapter 138 of the
Revised Statute Laws of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas.

BETWEEN

FIRSTCARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL
BANK (BAHAMAS) LIMITED
Plaintiff
AND
SONNY RUSSELL
Defendant

NOTICE OF ADJOURNED

HEARING

TAKE NOTICE that the Notice of
Appointment to Hear the Originating
Summons filed on the 28" day of January,
A.D. 2009 and set down to be heard on
Monday the 27" day of April, A.D., 2009
at 12:00 o'clock in the noon will now be
heard before the Honourable Justice,
Stephen Isaacs, Justice of the Supreme
Court, Senate Building, Parliament Street,
Nassau, The Bahamas on Tuesday the 25"
day of May, A. D., 2010 at 11:30 o’clock in
forenoon.

Dated this 23 day of April, A.D., 2010
REGISTRAR

This Notice was taken out by Messrs. Gibson, Rigby & Co.,
Chambers, Ki-Malex House, Dowdeswell Street, Nassau, The
Bahamas, Attorneys for the Plaintiff.







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Company plans
to manufacture
solar cells

LAS VEGAS (AP)— A
California company is plan-
ning to build a $20 million
manufacturing plant for
solar power cells in the Las
Vegas area.

The operation will employ
about 278 workers, accord-
ing to officials at Amonix
Inc., which is based in Seal
Beach, Calif.

The plan was announced
Saturday during a dedica-
tion ceremony in Henderson
for a 308-kilowatt solar
installation that the compa-
ny sold to Southern Nevada
Water Authority.

Amonix CEO Brian
Robertson said workers will
make concentrated photo-
voltaic solar equipment —
the same type of solar cells
used to power satellites. The
panels convert sunlight into
electricity.

Amonix got $9.5 million
in investment tax credits this
year from the American
Recovery and Reinvestment
Act of 2009.

Of that, about $5.9 million
will go toward the manufac-
turing plant in Nevada, com-
pany officials said.

The equipment built at
the plant will convert pho-
tons of sunlight into electric-
ity just like photovoltaic sys-
tems used atop residential
homes, Robertson said. The
system tracks the sun across
the sky and makes adjust-
ments about ever six sec-
onds.

"Just like a sunflower, it
follows the sun," Robertson
said.

Much of the equipment is
sold to electric utilities and
for large commercial instal-
lations.

The company is coming to
southern Nevada because
"we wanted something
that’s close to where we're
going to ship,” Robertson
said.

Site

A specific site for the
plant hasn't been selected.
The company is looking at
three buildings in the Las
Vegas area for its manufac-
turing operation. All contain

more than 150,000 square
feet.

The company also has
asked the Nevada Commis-
sion on Economic Develop-
ment for tax breaks avail-
able for new businesses in
the state.

Senate Majority Leader
Harry Reid said at the cere-
mony that these types of
projects are important for
diversifying Nevada's econo-
my, which he said is too
dependent on casinos.

He estimated that about
10,000 workers in southern
Nevada are employed in the
renewable energy business.

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

LILY OF THE VALLEY LIMITED
N OTIC E IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

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

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
the 11th May, 2010 when the Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar

General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Credit Suisse
Trust Ltd, Rue de Lausanne 17 bis, Geneva.

Dated this 17th day of May, A. D. 2010

Credit Suisse Trust Ltd
Liquidator



NT NOTICE
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

NOTICE

Procurement for School Furniture for the Year 2010

1.0 The Ministry of Education, (hereafter called the “Purchaser’) now
invites sealed bids, from Suppliers for the procurement of School
Furniture for the School Year 2010.

Interested Bidders may inspect/collect the bidding documents from
the Purchasing/Supplies Section of the Ministry of Education,
Headquarters, The Teacher’s Credit Union Building, from Monday
3â„¢May, 2010, and obtain further information, at the second
address given below.

Bids must be in English and shall be enclosed in duplicates in a
sealed envelope bearing no identity of the bidder and endorsed
with the subject bided on (“School Furniture” ).

Bids must be deposited in the tender box provided, at the first
address, on or before Friday, 21st May, 2010 by 5:00 p.m (local
time). It will not be necessary to submit bids in person since It may
be sent by mail. Late bids will be rejected and returned unopened.

Bids will be opened at the public ceremony, in the presence of
those Bidder(s) or their Representative (s) who choose to attend,
at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 25th May, 2010 at the first address

below.

(1) The Chairman Tender’
Ministry of Finance
Cecil Wallace Whitfield
Cable Beach
P.O. Box N-3017
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tele: (242)327-1530

(2) Purchasing/Supplies Section
Ministry of Education
P.O. Box N-3913/4
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tele: (242) 502-2700

6.0 The Ministry reserves the right to accept or reject any or all tender.



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Wanted
Director of Engineering



The Director of Engineering will plan, organize and direct all engineering
activities, inclusive of reducing down-time and increasing productivity. The
Director will also be responsible for implementing a formal training and
development program for the Engineering Department.

Main Duties & Responsibilities



Direct the daily activities of the Engineering Department in accordance with
accepted industry standards,

Set daily schedule to ensure that the staffing meets the requirement of the
engineering department.

Ensure that maintenance costs are in accordance with the standards
expected by the industry.

Plan and put in place a career path for all key employees of the Enginearing
Department.

Engure that the Engineering Department complies with the budget cost
approved by the Board of Directors.

Creel ae= ial sd ale)

Minimum of 10 years experience of overseeing an engineering department.

- Must hold a recognized professional certification in the engineering field
Must provide proof of ability to increase mani hour efficiency while reducing
down-time.



Send resume and reference to
DA83662
Managing Director
P.O. Box N3207
Nassau. Bahamas

BROADCASTING CORPORATION
OF THE BAHAMAS

VACANCY NOTICE

BAHAMAS FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

The Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas invites applications from suitably
qualified individuals to fill the position of Financial Controller.

This is an executive management post in the Corporation and is responsible for
overseeing the financial affairs of the Corporation in keeping with the strategies
outlined by the Board of Directors. This position reports to the General Manager.

The successful candidate will be a visionary individual who is able to provide strong
leadership in an evolving and fast paced environment.

Other Attributes

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
Team coach able to meet deadlines

Candidates should possess professional qualifications (ACCA, CA or CPA) and
have a minimum of ten (10) years post qualification experience. Prior experience
as a Financial Controller is an asset. The ideal candidate will have a good command
of IFRS standards and be skilled in Microsoft and automated financial reporting
applications.

The duties and responsibilities of the Financial Controller include but are not limited
to the following:

Development and implementation of financial policy in keeping with
strategies outlined by the Board of Directors and the General Manager.

Plan and establish management information procedures to ensure that
financial policies and accounting control are maintained,

Management of the Corporation Budget process,

Ensure the prompt preparation and issuance of periodic statements to
show the current financial position of the Corporation, and its relation to
the Budget and comparative periods,

Advise Senior Management, the General Manager and the Board of
Directors of major variances in financial performance and the
necessary corrective measures to be taken,

Manage the Corporation’s Treasury function and where necessary, make
recommendations to the General Manager and the Board of Directors of
corrective actions required to meet desired cash position.

The Corporation offers a competitive remuneration package inclusive of medical
coverage and pension contributions.

Interested individuals should hand deliver letters of interest, together with compre-
hensive resumes, marked “Strictly Confidential” and addressed to the attention of
the General Manager, Harcourt “ Rusty” Bethel Drive, Nassau, Bahamas not later
than 21 May, 2010. Applications received will be treated in the strictest of confi-
dence.



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Cable beats net profit Q1 forecast by

FROM page 1B

the end of this year” to pro-
vide fixed-line telephone ser-
vices, going head-to-head with
the Bahamas Telecommuni-
cations Company (BTC) on
what had previously been the
latter’s home ground, and had
added 10 extra customer sup-
port staff, along with new
technical engineers, during
the 2010 first quarter.

“We were pretty much on

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target with expectations. We
exceeded plan by $0.5 million
on net income for the first
quarter,” Mr Williams told
Tribune Business.

“Internet was probably the
biggest growth area, year-
over-year, in terms of where
we thought we would be. I
think we were 3 per cent bet-
ter than plan on Internet.
That continues to be quite a
surprise for us in certain
respects.”

Cable Bahamas generated
some $6.9 million in Internet
revenues during the 2010 first
quarter, growing 5.5 per cent
year-over-year, and Mr
Williams said the company
now had “just beyond” 46,000
subscribers.

And with a 5.3 per cent
increase in its premium
Oceans Digital TV service
year-over-year, Mr Williams
said there were signs that the
economic crunch was easing,

NOTICE





benefiting both subscribers
and Cable Bahamas.

“We had quite a lot of
churn last year, and some of
that is recovery and some of
that is new. Some of what we
lost is coming back,” he told
Tribune Business. “There’s
some factors indicating things
are turning around in the
economy.

“We had a lot of traction
on certain things like Emerald
Bay in Exuma, which came
back in the first quarter, as
did its employees and work-
ers, which helped us a bit
there. Atlantis also took on
more staff for its expanded
Kids Club. Those kind of
things help us out, because
some people are back to
work. They may have had dis-
cretionary services, and
brought those services back
on-line.”

The hotel industry lay-offs,
which started in late 2008 and

continued into 2009, ensured
Cable Bahamas was up
against some relatively weak
comparatives this year, and
Mr Williams said the compa-
ny was “in guardedly opti-
mistic mode” about the
remainder of 2010.

“Things are still a little
iffy,” he added. “We still want
to be prudent in the way we
manage things. There’s so
much uncertainty out there,
so that’s the best mode for us
to be in.”

Despite the guarded out-
look, Cable Bahamas is posi-
tioning itself for new oppor-
tunities resulting from the
communications market lib-
eralisation, coupled with the
BTC privatisation that is
expected to be concluded this
year.

“We’re doing a lot of
preparation for some of the
opportunities we think will
come our way, but are still in

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INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby

BELCHERS CORPORATION

advised that |, NICOLA

the mode of not spending,
incurring extra costs if we
don’t have to,” Mr Williams
said.

Cable Bahamas had main-
tained a hiring freeze for most
of 2009, and “knew we need-
ed to beef up to maintain the
right quality of service to sub-
scribers”. As a result, the
company added 10 new cus-
tomer service staff in the 2010
first quarter, along with some
technical engineers, as it
needed to replace departed
workers and “start prepara-
tions and training for digiti-
sation initiatives that are tak-
ing place right now”.

Mr Williams also confirmed
to Tribune Business that
Cable Bahamas was rapidly
moving to address the Signif-
icant Market Power (SMP)
obligations imposed upon it
by the Utilities Regulation &
Competition Authority
(URCA), so it can enter the
fixed-line voice market. It will
be unable to do so unless it
meets URCA’s SMP condi-
tions.

“We’re interested in getting
into the voice market, and
you will be aware that the
URCA obligations came out

“We’re working through
those. It’s our intention to be
in a position by the end of the
year to be through those and
getting into another opportu-
nity. The main one is fixed-
line voice services that we
intend to offer.”

Meanwhile, Mr Williams
said Cable Bahamas saw
“total regulatory fees increase
in excess of 21 per cent” dur-
ing the 2010 first quarter, with
its Caribbean Crossings affil-
iate also seeing an increase.

The majority of the
increase related to URCA
fees and other regulatory
charges, and Mr Williams told
Tribune Business: “It’s a bur-
den that will have to be borne
for the rest of the year.”

The fees are paid annually,
and he added: “Our view is
that the fees are significant,
but we do believe that
because of the significant
increases compared to what
the fees were in the past, they
should be paid quarterly as
opposed to annually in
advance.”

Cable Bahamas also con-
tinued its share buy back ini-
tiative, spending $112,000 on
this during the 2010 first quar-



JULIANA PACIOTTA of NASSAU, BAHAMAS

in May,” Mr Williams said. ter.



In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance
with Section 138(4) of the International
Business Companies Act. 2000, RELCHERS
CORPORATION is in dissolution as of April
29, 2010.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated
at 3rd Floor Withfield Tower, 4792 Coney

Drive. Belize City, Belize is the Liquidator.

LIQUIDATOR

NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE of OSBOURNE B. HIGGS
late of the Western District of the Island of
New Providence, one of the Islands of The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that all persons having any claim
or demand against the above Estate are required to
send their names, addresses and particulars of the same
certified in writing to the undersigned on or before the 7th
day June A.D., 2010, and if required, prove such debts
or claims, or in default be excluded from any distribution;
after the above date the assets will be distributed having
regard only to the proved debts or claims of which the
Executors shall have had Notice.

And Notice is hereby given that all persons indebted to the
said Estate are requested to make full settlement on or
before the aforementioned date.

MICHAEL A. DEAN & CO.
Attorneys for the Executors
Alvernia Court, 94 Dowdeswell Street
P.O. Box N-3114
Nassau, The Bahamas

ROYAL FIDELITY

bAoriey an ek

intend to change my name to CHRISTINA NICOLA
BURROWS. If there are any objections to this
change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, PO.Box
N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30)
days after the date of publication of this notice.

PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that we, Clarence Eugene Gibson,
father of Gregory Town, Eleuthera and Nikita Shantel Sweeting,
mother of Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas, parents of,

ANTANNIA CLARISSA EUGENIA SWEETING of c/o PO. Box El
25051, intend to change the name of their daughter to ANTANNIA.

CLARISSA EUGENIA GIBSON. If there are any objections to this
change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to
the Chief Passport Officer, PO.Box N-742, Nassau, The Bahamas,
no later than thirty (80) days after the date of publication of this

notice,

NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE of CHARLES HEPBURN late of the
Southern District of the Island of New Providence,
one of the Islands of The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that all persons having any claim
or demand against the above Estate are required to
send their names, addresses and particulars of the same
certified in writing to the undersigned on or before the 7th
day June A.D., 2010, and if required, prove such debts
or claims, or in default be excluded from any distribution;
after the above date the assets will be distributed having
regard only to the proved debts or claims of which the
Executors shall have had Notice.

And Notice is hereby given that all persons indebted to the
said Estate are requested to make full settlement on or
before the aforementioned date.

MICHAEL A. DEAN & CO.
Attorneys for the Executors
Alvernia Court, 94 Dowdeswell Street
P.O. Box N-3114
Nassau, The Bahamas

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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that CEREMY KESIA of MARSH
HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS, is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
who knows any reason why registration/naturalization should not
be granted, should send a written and signed statement of the facts
within twenty-eight days from the 7â„¢ DAY of MAY, 2010 to the
Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, PO. Box N-
7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE of JOHN LINDSAY
HAMMERTON late of the Southern District
of the Island of New Providence, one of the
Islands of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that all persons having any claim
or demand against the above Estate are required to send
their names, addresses and particulars of the same
certified in writing to the undersigned on or before the 7th
day June A.D., 2010, and if required, prove such debts
or claims, or in default be excluded from any distribution;
after the above date the assets will be distributed having
regard only to the proved debts or claims of which the
Executors shall have had Notice.

And Notice is hereby given that all persons indebted to
the said Estate are requested to make full settlement on
or before the aforementioned date.

MICHAEL A. DEAN & CO.
Attorneys for the Executors
Alvenia Court, 94 Dowdeswell Street
P.O. Box N-3114
Nassau, The Bahamas

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