Citation
The Tribune

Material Information

Title:
The Tribune
Uniform Title:
Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
Portion of title:
Nassau tribune
Place of Publication:
Nassau, Bahamas
Publisher:
Tribune
Publication Date:
Frequency:
Daily, except Sunday
daily
normalized irregular
Language:
English
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.

Subjects

Genre:
newspaper ( sobekcm )
newspaper ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
Bahamas

Notes

General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 79, no. 210 (Aug. 3, 1983); title from caption.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
This item was contributed to the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) by the source institution listed in the metadata. This item may or may not be protected by copyright in the country where it was produced. Users of this work have responsibility for determining copyright status prior to reusing, publishing or reproducing this item for purposes other than what is allowed by applicable law, including any applicable international copyright treaty or fair use or fair dealing statutes, which dLOC partners have explicitly supported and endorsed. Any reuse of this item in excess of applicable copyright exceptions may require permission. dLOC would encourage users to contact the source institution directly or dloc@fiu.edu to request more information about copyright status or to provide additional information about the item.
Resource Identifier:
09994850 ( OCLC )

Downloads

This item has the following downloads:


Full Text
Pim blowin’ it



m Lhe Tribune



So ANY TIME...ANY PLACE, WE’RE #1
HIGH 89F
LOW TIF

o. mm EUSA TODAY

SUNNY BAHAMAS EDITION

www.tribune242.com





Steak Is Back
For Breakfast!

Volume: 106 No.154 FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010 PRICE —75¢ (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25)

Sakapfet Bahamas

aN ODN are) Ola



SEE PAGES SEVEN, EIGHT, TEN AND ELEVEN

Subsidies axe will
evastate’ College

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@Tribunemedia.net

$2.47 million reduction in

subsidy to the College of
ie Behan crore TU CR EU a
on its services and facili-
FORMER Education ties is expanding will be —
Minister Alfred Sears has
condemned the Govern- ALFRED
ment for failing to “invest SEARS :
o me =—_ nonae stb veWhile the Govern-
ital at a critical time” as the

2010/2011 budget reveals cuts ment has essentially maintained
in subventions to the College the level of funding provided

of the Bahamas and private :
schools. Mr Sears suggested the SEE page Six

“devastating” for the
institution and retard its
drive to transition to uni-



Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

Legal action planned against police
alter children hurt in car accident

By ALESHA CADET
and MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
9 mreynolds@tribunemedia.net





A FAMILY is planning
to take legal action against
the police, claiming they
failed to act after an
allegedly off-duty police
officer struck two children
with his car, seriously injur-
ing both.

Wilner Pierre, 45, feared
his daughters Kerva, 10, and
Eva, 11, could have been
killed when they tried to
cross Market Street togeth-
er and a 1994 Jeep Chero-
kee drove around a stopped
bus hitting them both and
throwing them to the

| ground at around 4pm on
Tim Clarke/Tribune staff “pril 13.
PICTURED (left to right) are fifth grade | Kerva’s leg was broken

Yellow Elder primary student Kerva Pierre, SX page 15
10, her father Wilner Pierre and her sister

Eva Pierre, 11.















—— Ca eee

DISTRAUGHT: Yasmin and Leslia Leslie Miller’s daughters, emotional break down outside of court yes-
ae eek fea ee : :

Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net



A JUDGE yesterday ordered another retrial
for two brothers charged with the brutal 2002
murder of Mario Miller after the latest retrial
ended in a hung jury yesterday.

Brothers Ricardo Miller, alias "Tamar Lee",
and Ryan Miller, alias "Manny", are charged
with the murder of Mario Miller. The victim,
son of businessman and former MP Leslie Miller,
was found dead in bushes near the Winton Super
Value food store on Saturday, June 22, 2002, his
body having suffered multiple stab and chop



Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

SEE page six LESLIE MILLER consoles his daughter outside of
court yesterday.







Bahamians sit
exams as armed
conflict rages

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

ALTHOUGH violent
clashes continued in Jamaica
yesterday between gunmen
and security forces, the
Bahamian community at the
University of the West Indies
(UWI) remained far
removed from the conflict.

While the unstable condi-
tions have left many Bahami-
ans fearful, operations at the
UWI have gone uninter-
rupted. Final year exams in
the Faculty of Medical Sci-
ences are still in session.
Fourth year students are still
doing rotations, until June.
School is out for other stu-
dents.

“We were scared on Mon-
day and Tuesday, but since
the university decided to pro-

SEE page 15

Hurricane season
could he worst on
record — experts

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter

tthompson@tribunemedia.net

WEATHER experts are
warning that this year’s
Atlantic hurricane season
could be the worst on record
with a maximum of 23
named storms and 14 hurri-
canes.

It is feared that an
extremely active season
could exacerbate the situa-
tion in earthquake-stricken
Haiti and deepen the oil spill
crisis in the Gulf of Mexico.

As reported previously by
The Tribune, local meteo-
rologists anticipate the
Bahamas could experience

SEE page 12

Concern over
proposed cut for
youth programmes

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

FUNDING cuts of over
$900,000 proposed for gov-
ernment youth programmes
has raised concerns for gang
expert and youth worker
Carlos Reid.

The Youths Against Vio-
lence (YAV) president said
the cuts affecting some 12
youth programmes run by
the Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture (YSC), and

SEE page 12





ieee

tea |

Pret Lath me

ge

Better Service
Bahamian-owned
Pte taes Eee eal]

SPECIAL

ERT eCH lei)
5 Door Hatchback

eto Se

ed te
pe eet Bae

‘Oli rc: at nnn eee TLL TRC RCE Me ect PT RL
PERC ire eR ea |







NASSAU AND BAHAMA TISCANDS* EEADING NEWSPAPER





ntague

MOTORS LTD.

Village Road Near Shirley Street
Tel: 3492/5 OR 394-1377







PAGE 2, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010 THE TRIBUNE
LOCAL NEWS



Thousands expected fo turn up for concert

-
-








Ms. Rebekah A. Flowers on completing a Bachelor | ll i
of Science in Bio-Chemistry, Graduating with top honors, Suma - aa
Cum Laude, in top 5% of her graduating class at the Prestigious

Spelman College. Other accomplishments include:

Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Kappa Chi, Golden Key International
Honors Society, President Obama Health Reform Scholar White
House, Merck Scholar, S.T.E.M. Scholar, Dean’s List, Howard
Hughes Scholar and numerous other awards and recognitions.

Congratulations from her parents, Bishop Anthony C. Flowers HE Second Annual Heineken Green Hype
; ; - described by event organisers as “a mas-
and Min. Sharon D. Flowers, her sisters and brothers and other sive outdoor showcase concert” — will be
supporters, family and friends and the members of Seed of Faith held tomorrow on the Butler and Sands’
: ai “T grounds on John F Kennedy Drive.
Wo rd Outreach Mi nistry. Thousands are expected to come together to see top
| non-traditional Bahamian artists perform live on stage.
Organisers said last year’s event was a “slamming suc-

Comments or questions may be directed at cess” and patrons demanded an encore.

miraclevalley6 @gmail.com Once again, R&B, pop, soul, hip-hop, and reggae
artists from the “Bahama Hot Ones” morning show on
EL PADRINO 100 Jamz have been booked to woo the crowd with their
performances.

Returning to the stage for this year’s event is I-Rate,
Jah Nyne, Sketch, Papa Smurf, Ricardo Clarke, El Padri-
no, M-Deez, and Sosa Man.

Hype newcomers include C J Priest, Daddi Whites,
Raquel Oliver, Savage Bull, K-Jae, and Julien.

Green Hype will be hosted by the entire 100 Jamz
team including on-air personalities and mix deejays.

g

An Innovative Product
from an
Innovative Company!





SOSA MAN, one of the star
attractions at the Second
annual Heineken Green Hype,
to be held tomorrow.

Ue
RS

Pdi
PHONE: 322-2157

Storm Frame Windows Ltd. 74 Mount Royal Ave. * T a 325.6633 * F 242.325-6638
www. storm f ram e. ¢€ Oo Mm

MUS

Beraard Rd - Mackey Se - Thompeon Bird











‘Restaurant Week
VARIOUS LOCATIONS, MAY 72-30, 2010

Night at Jacaranda Gala Event

JACARANDA HOUSE, PARLIAMENT 5ST. FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010

Festival Day

JUNKANOO BEACH EAST, SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2010

For ticket information, call tel: 326-0992.
Or visit our website at: www.downtownnassau.org/seafoodfestival









TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM





THE TRIBUNE



LOCAL NEWS

FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010 , PAGE 3



MAGISTRATE'S COURT CASES

US student fined $9,000
over brawl with h police

By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

AN American college stu-
dent who pleaded guilty to a
number of charges stemming
from a brawl with police last
Tuesday night was fined $9,000
by a magistrate yesterday.

Jordan Hawks Proffitt, a res-
ident of Florida, pleaded guilty
to 11 charges stemming from
an incident at the rear of the
Straw Market near Senor
Frogs. Magistrate Ancella
Williams told a tearful Proffitt
that she took into considera-
tion his guilty pleas, his previ-
ous good conduct, the serious-
ness of the offences and the
submissions of his attorney.

She told the Daytona State
College student that his actions
were “unwarranted” and
“unacceptable.”

Proffitt was convicted and
sentenced to pay:

¢ A fine of $2,500 or serve
12 months in prison on one
count of grievous harm

¢ A fine of $500 on each of
the three counts of causing
damage

¢ A fine of $1,500 or serve
six months in prison on each of
the two counts of aggravated
assault

¢ A fine of $1,500 or serve
six months in prison on one
count of issuing death threats

¢ A fine of $500 or serve
three months in prison on one
count of assaulting a police offi-
cer

Proffitt was also sentenced
to time served time served for
disorderly behaviour, obscene
language, and resisting arrest.
He spent a week on remand at
Her Majesty’s Prison.

Proffitt was informed that if
he failed to pay the fines, he
would have to serve the sen-
tences, which would run con-
currently, meaning he would
have to serve the longest sen-
tence of 12 months.

Magistrate Williams told
Proffitt she chose not to impose
the maximum sentence in light
of the fact that he had pleaded
guilty to the charges.







Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

FN Tem AOL 0) a Mane eee Florida resident Jordan Proffitt yesterday.

A sobbing Proffitt told the
magistrate, “Thank you”. His
mother, who sat in court cry-
ing as the sentences were read,
also thanked the magistrate.

According to prosecutors,
one of the officers involved in
the incident suffered a dislo-
cated shoulder and a fractured
thumb while another was head
butted while trying to arrest

Ml POLITICS: MPS’ SALARY CUTS

Making the case for full-time MPs

By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

TO ENSURE the best pos-
sible representation for the
public, the Bahamas should
have full-time members of par-
liament who can devote their
full attention to tackling the
nation’s problems, opposition
MPs said.

Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell
and West End and Bimini rep-
resentative Obie Wilchcombe
said that on a salary of $28,000,
it is impossible for an MP to be
a full-time public employee and
fulfill their financial obligations
at the same time. As such, Mr
Wilchcombe said, the country is
continually “short-changed” in
terms of effective governance,
effective laws and effective rep-
resentation.

Their comments come as the
government announced a five
per cent cut in MPs’ salaries for
the year as part of efforts to
offset revenue loss due to the
global economic downturn.

Mr Wilchcombe said: “Let’s
be real — if an insurance agent
has to worry about collecting
his debits all over the Bahamas,
he is going to go and collect
what he has to collect. If you
think about the lawyers, they
have court cases, they have to
be in court. Doctors have to go
and treat their patients.

“The point is, how can they
contribute to the growth of our
democracy in all of its truest
forms if they are distracted by
having to work for a living, earn
a salary so they can support
their family, and be able to lead
a normal life?

“You cannot make it on
$28,000. If we expect parlia-
mentarians to be effective we
have to understand it is not
going to happen until such time
as you get to a point and you
say, ‘Listen, here is a salary’.
You would then attract those
who are seriously committed to
serving our nation.

“You will get the best people
who want to serve the country
who are committed to that -
not individuals who are simply
looking for a vocation or a part-
time job in parliament.”

As it stands now, he said, the





Wilchcombe

Mitchell

majority of MPs (including
some on the government side)
are “part-time” public servants,
as they have to devote a great
deal of time to another source
of income.

“We have to find a way to
create a structure where salaries
are comparable to a decent liv-



Proffitt. The officers had
reportedly been responding to a
disturbance at the rear of the
Straw Market, near Senor
Frogs, when they found Prof-
fitt in the street yelling at anoth-
er man.

Proffitt told the court last
week that he had become
involved in a bar fight and was
dragged outside.

ing. Right now — and let’s be
real, something is wrong with
this — permanent secretaries
earn more than Cabinet minis-
ters. The whole thing is wrong
and that is because we have
been trying to be politically cor-
rect and not real. Now is not
the time to do it, we are talking
about years from now.

In a recent address to the
Elks National Convention, Fox
Hill Fred Mitchell reminded
lodge members that Sir Lyn-
den Pindling once warned that
the politics of the Bahamas was
becoming dominated by
lawyers. Mr Mitchell said the
former prime minister’s fears

He alleged that he was then
grabbed from behind and
thrown to the ground, put in a
choke hold, thrown in a van
and punched in the face.

He admitted that he fought
back, but claimed he did not
know he was struggling with
the police, as he was unaware
of what kind of uniforms
Bahamian officers wear.

have come true because mem-
bers of the legal profession are
generally well paid and can
afford to sit in the House of
Assembly, whereas members
of other professions often
choose not to serve for fear of
going broke.

He said: “Who would doubt
the hue and cry, the revolt there
would be, if the whole country
were run as a theocracy? Yet
the country today is run by a
class that is so one-dimensional
that those at the bottom are
chaffing to rid us of it but are
without the means to do so,
save to complain. The country
is the poorer for it.”

Each week from Monday to Soturday
Sa lure a
eoding designer in
The Bohamas with an
In-store display of their creations.

Home Faliric’s. will

eT Lr at
rics

“Meet the Designers”
A \y Yo een a ALL
OBS FABRICS
One of a kind Special Occasion Fabric
Iridescent Talfeta, Two Tone

Shantung, Beaded & Sequin Fabrics
Lamour & Chiffon

Cedric Bernard
Ph: 328.7478
or 432.9460

fey a Tre hhh



ai why

Madeira St. [242] 325-6733 = Robinson Rd.[242] 322-3080



PUT CLEC
ETT TUM an









Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

CHARGED: The American juvenile outside court.

By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net



A 17-year-old American girl charged with murder was
arraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday afternoon.

Police have charged the juvenile with the murder of
American Anna Garrison. Last July, Zyndall McKinney, of
Isabella Boulevard, was charged in Ms Garrison’s death.

It is alleged that the juvenile and McKinney caused the
death of Garrison between Sunday, February 25 and Sat-
urday, July 4, 2009.

Ms Garrison's badly decomposed body was discovered by
walkers in a bushy area off Fox Hill Road south near the
Blue Water Cay development on Saturday, July 4, 2009 at
around 6.20 pm.

Sheets

She had been shrouded in sheets and her feet were
wrapped in plastic bags.

The 33-year-old first came to the attention of police on
February 25, 2009, when they received a missing person
report from the United States Embassy in Nassau.

Garrison, a West Palm Beach resident, had last been in the
US some time in January.

The juvenile, who was accompanied by a Social Services
worker at her arraignment, was not required to enter a plea
to the charge.

Prosecutor Darnell Dorsette of the Attorney General’s
Office told Magistrate Carolita Bethell that the prosecution
will proceed with a Voluntary Bill of Indictment, fast-track-
ing the case to Supreme Court.

The accused was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison and
is expected back in court on June 3.







DREN DAH FALSE

if i i Cai b>

Galleria Cinemas

Vie Slalll-at- lara
TS. CAFR CAPERS AT loot APT RADY

EFFECTIVE MAY 28TH, 2010

=e ew! teeta fen l ea wo
SsexTHECTV? Wem] 15 | wa | ats | rs [mn | os |
WEW | WAT WA | Wek | Ow | acts | Onc
oe SS SS 4
Sees SE FOREVER AFTER 30 4-15 | 3:49 | a | gts | gap |
mor foals uefa faa
proiwnooo | ttt | ee | m0 | |
Se Ee ee
srw Fras Le |
MOSTAR OW ELMSTREET oc | 115 | x90 | nam | axe | 38 |
Serer ae

ewe rwn ouomacen aa) a [140 [van | wi | acta | a | va |

Ve ee ee

LEE YOR ECARD TO RERER WE TICKETS. AT Sa0-36a5 OF AW GALL BAIA CER CO

framceorrensa mew] 1:00 [3:30 | wia_| 6:00 | 4:25 | 195)
ee eae

fusrwncnt _w [as [325 [wa [60s [o20 | 1945

feonwwz [rao (WA [eto [wa [720 100]

PoC
| —

Use your cecmnd bo nsarae fokebs at 960-9549 or visit us ot
www. bahamas local oom



TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM



PAGE 4, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010

THE TRIBUNE

EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Tribune Limited

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

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

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

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

Shirley Street, PO. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas
Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama

TELEPHONES
Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising) 322-1986
Advertising Manager - (242) 502-2352

WEBSITE
www.tribune242.com — updated daily at 2pm

Internet thief attempts to collect funds

PERSONS with an idea and willing to
develop it can sit at home in front of their
computer and create a business. Some of
these ingenious creations prosper, while oth-
ers flop because they have not caught the
public imagination.

However, this electronic instrument that
makes it easy for the honest citizen to do
legitimate trade is heaven sent for the enter-
prising thief. Today he too can sit at home
and ply his dishonest trade. He no longer
needs burglar tools, a mask and a flashlight to
get into your valuables after dark. Like the
legitimate entrepreneur, he sits in front of his
computer and working those keys for all they
are worth can get his hands into the pockets
of the gullible. By the time he has pushed
away from his Internet he can have a couple
thousand dollars from the victim’s bank
account secured into his own.

This week a lawyer in the Attorney Gen-
eral’s office fell victim to such a shyster.

At 10am on Tuesday we were working at
our computer when an urgent message
flashed on the screen. “Emergency!” it
announced.

We stopped what we were doing and
opened it. The following was the message.

“Hope you get this on time? Sorry I didn't
inform you about my trip to the United King-
dom, I'm presently in Scotland and am hav-
ing some difficulties here. I misplaced my
bag on my way to the hotel where other valu-
able things were kept including my passport.
I will like you to assist me with a loan of
2,500 Pounds to sort-out my hotel bills and to
get myself back home. I will appreciate what-
ever you can afford to assist me with and I
promise to Refund the money as soon as i
return. let me know if you can be of any
assistance. Please reply me A.S.A.P.”

It was signed with the Nassau lawyer’s
first name.

We phoned The Tribune to speak with
our secretary to get the office telephone
number of the lawyer.

“Oh, no,” said Mrs Poitier. “ll give you
the number, but X (lawyer’s name withheld)
is stranded in Scotland. I have just received
an e-mail from X asking for money.”

“That’s impossible,” we replied, “at 8.41
this morning X e-mailed a story from the
Gleaner on the worsening situation in
Jamaica. That e-mail was sent from Nassau,
not from Scotland.”

We called the number. X answered the
phone. Already the phone on X’s desk was
ringing non-stop from friends who had also
received the same S.O.S. for funds. They
wanted to know what had gone wrong. The

NA
NAD

Nassau Airport
Devolaprom Canary

whole situation was out of character for X, so
everyone knew that something was amiss.

Of course, we knew what was happening
because last year we were inundated with
the same request — same wording, even the
same typographical errors. The only thing
that varied was the location of where the
person was stranded, although interestingly
enough it was always in the UK and British
pounds were always requested.

If only two of X’s friends were gullible
enough to fall for the hoax the sender could
have made an easy £5,000 for the day.

This was X’s story.

Early that morning X was at the Attorney
General’s office preparing to go to court on
a murder trial. But there was an e-mail
request that had to be dealt with before X
left. Yahoo — or what looked like a gen-
uine request from Yahoo with all the Inter-
net’s proper icons in place — needed a veri-
fication of X’s Yahoo account or else the
account would be shut down. Rushing to
court, X could not afford to lose her e-mail
account, and so the questions were quickly
answered, including information on the pass-
word. About an hour later X returned from
court. The desk phone was ringing. Not only
had we called X, but every person listed in
X’s address book — from Washington,
Dominica, Trinidad and other areas of the
world — were calling.

Even before the lawyer had a chance to
complain, Yahoo knew that there had been a
security breech. The account had been com-
promised and so Yahoo had locked it down
for 24 hours. Yahoo then set up a tempo-
rary account and gave the lawyer instruc-
tions on security for the future.

The lawyer then sent out a hurried e-mail
to all the addresses listed informing them to
ignore the request. The police were also
informed.

Among the friends who called many of
them told the lawyer that the same thing had
happened to them. The friend from Domini-
ca said she had lost her Yahoo account for
two years because there was a persistent
hacker, who just would not leave her account
alone.

There are many of us who on seeing such
a message would delete it. However, the rea-
son such scoundrels persist in their trade is
that there are too many gullible persons out
there who fall into their trap. The crooks
persist because their persistence pays off.

We hope that none of our readers will
fall into the trap set by society’s drones who
use their brains only to live off the industry of
others.



Stolen vehicles
and dealing with
the problem

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I read with interest the
recent revelation of the Police
with regards to stolen vehi-
cles and hasten to add my
views for public information.

Vehicles stolen in New
Providence are used by crim-
inals for the following pur-
poses: (a) Youths going
joyriding. It is very likely that
these vehicles are recovered.
(b) Getaway vehicles in cases
of armed robberies. These
may also be recovered intact
if not retained by the crimi-
nals for future criminal
attacks. (c) To get parts for
repairs to similar vehicles and
to sell parts to garages and
parts dealers. This is big busi-
ness. (d) For “cloning” and
resale in New Providence and
the Family Islands. The crim-
inals change the colour of the
vehicle and the upholstery.
They are very good at chang-
ing the features of the vehi-
cles. You would be riding in
your stolen vehicle and would
not recognise it. (¢) The vehi-
cle owner, who wishes to
defraud the insurance com-
pany. The vehicle is reported
stolen and later recovered
destroyed by fire.

Recommendations have
been made by me over the
years to governments and the
appropriate government
agencies, that included the
following:- (a) Better scrutiny
of vehicles arriving at Road
Traffic Department Inspec-
tion Centre for inspection. It
was recommended that all

LETTERS

letters@triounemedia.net



inspections must include
checks of the VIN number,
engine number and the chas-
sis number.

The cloned vehicles are tak-
en to the Road Traffic Inspec-
tion sites to be inspected and
forged papers are used to
obtain the licenses. Having
completed the process the
vehicle can be sold. (b) Ship-
ping agencies in New Provi-
dence must be asked to com-
municate with the Police
whenever vehicles are
brought to them for shipping
to The Family Islands. It is
where the Police and Road
Traffic Inspectors can check
all of those — identification
numbers on the vehicles to
ensure that they are not on
record as being stolen. In
recent years the Police has
recovered scores of stolen
vehicles on Family Islands, in
particular Andros and Aba-
co. (c) Insurance companies
must encourage vehicle own-
ers to have effective and effi-
cient alarm systems installed
in their vehicles. The compa-
nies could recommend sys-
tems such as: G.P.S., which
would speed up the recovery
of the vehicle. There are oth-
er systems, which tend to
immobilise the vehicle when
attempts are made to remove
it, without the keys. It was

suggested sometime ago that
the insurance companies
motivate the vehicle owners
by decreasing the premiums
for persons, who take appro-
priate measures, approved by
the insurance companies to
protect their vehicles.

Experience has shown that
many persons, whose vehicles
are stolen, stripped, destroyed
or burnt benefit from the pay-
ments made to them by their
insurance companies.

In many instances they can
acquire a later model vehicle.

Many of our resorts, hotels,
places of entertainment and
shopping malls do not accept
responsibility for stolen vehi-
cles.

They have signs indicating
“Park at your own risk”. In
many countries such places
have to provide adequate
parking lot security for their
customers. Why not in The
Bahamas?

A visit to the Police Recov-
ered Vehicles Compound
would show the junk that is
being recovered.

The owners prefer to col-
lect insurance benefits than
going there to claim their
vehicles.

It is time that the Police
charge a storage fee for the
vehicles in the lot there to
cover the administrative costs.

PAUL THOMPSON
Nassau,
May 17, 2010.

The risks of implanting microchips in animals

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Please advise the public,
local veterinarians and “the
powers that be” that scientif-
ic data proves that animals
(dogs, cats, mice, rats, Dama-
raland mole-rats, a bat, house
musk shrew and an Egyptian
fruit bat) have developed can-
cerous growths due to their
microchip implant.

In addition, scientific docu-
ments show that animals have
experienced serious neuro-
logical damage and also died
because of the microchip
implant procedure.

Also, a vibrant young Chi-
huahua named Charlie Brown
bled to death in 2009 after a
veterinarian implanted a
microchip in little Charlie.
Adding insult to injury, Char-
lie’s owner did not want to
chip him, but the law in her
county mandated it.

And then there is Hadden;

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that OREL NICOLAS of BURIAL
GROUND CORNER, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
who knows any reason why registration/naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 28" DAY OF MAY, 2010 to the Minister
responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau,

Bahamas.

Landscaping Maintenance Services

Negsau Airport Development Company (MAL invites
tenders for provision al Landscaping Maintenance

Services ai Lynden Finding Inlamabonal Amport

Mandatory qualifications:

“Proponents musi be 100% Bahamiarsowed &

opersied
Fue! have 8 CuPen Business liner

fdst damanstrate the ability to (fil the requirements

se] oul in AD'S official Request for Propoas
iiust be committed lo providing excelent service

RFP documents will be availabe for pick up al MAD's

VENICE BAY SUBDIVISION
LOT NO. 1 Block No. 25

a beautiful dog that was euth-
anized because the shelter’s
scanner was unable to read
his microchip implant.

No one should be required
toimplant a foreign object in
their pet’s body and everyone
should understand the risks
associated with microchip

implants before using this
technology. Properly fitting
collars with a legible identifi-
cation tag is still the best and
safest way to identify pets.

LINDA JONES
Nassau,
May 26, 2010

SUS EOE ETE

EDITOR, The Tribune.

dead animals and fish?

straights!

referring to the money.

S APPLETON
Nassau,
May 23, 2010.



Iam more than concerned about the US oil spill. The
“loop” seems to pass by our island of Andros very close-
ly. If the oil seeps into Andros’ water lense, will we have
fresh water to ship to Nassau?

How will the people of Andros be able to live on that
island with few fish, dead crabs, no fresh water and the
horrible smell that will come with oil, rotting weeds and

Suing BP will be a must if our country is violated by the
spill, but the damage will be done and we will be in dire

NO oil, no spoil. Please, no oil drilling in the Bahamas.
We cannot afford for this to happen to us. And I am not







FAMILY GUARDIAN

IN SUBANCE COMPANY LIMITED

CAREER OPPORTUNITY
SENIOR MANAGER,
INFORMATION SYSTEMS

PRIMARY FES POR STILT TES:

a Portkipate inthe dedgn process and implemenintion ol mew ed pedesigned system

« Molnteteet
is BohLeei!

a Lingehereret |) straps eat pact

Omens bi

brubh-dktaey and divclepiment al i

LETT PPAR Pee,

0S. TD pep wae A EAT

corporate offices. in the Domesbalntemaional Tenninal a
Lynden Finding inlemaional Airpor between the hair of
10:00am - 4:00pm, from June st, 2010 to

June 8, 2070

ft procedunesand provide tra af applications

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single-family
Residence and Six Apartment Complex
PROPERTY SIZE: 10,066 sq. ft.

GROSS FLOOR AREA: 4,745 sq. ft.

LOCATION: Travelling on Carmichael Road, head
south on Miller Road, pass the entrance to Bacardi.
The property is situated outside the main security
entrance to Venice Bay.

APPRAISED VALUE: $697,000

pak in auioreeling

SAUL GET departments 1 Po Ye Le i

deparimont, Kispensibiliiies

ani cherical poms

«Take dinectiers from the head of the

4 col ie niece! seer onan of bos hee

RAOWLE DOE & SRILLAS:
« Above avenue Lnowlelge a

Deadline for proannsal submissions is Jume 25th, 2040
all 2:00pm 1 pera ier ei §,. atti pur |}

ince the: [Rd (Series & Micros

«Meng written and verbal commerucation skill

= Has

Contact: VANOETTA MOORSHEAD
Supentay, Gosrects Advinsiaion

Ph (2a PO ORE Fame (| Te
Pudi Bow AP 56009, Nassau, Bahamas

INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD SUBMIT OFFERS INCLUSIVE OF TELEPHONE
CONTACT AND POSTAL ADDRESS TO: CB DISTRESSED PROPERTIES, CREDIT RISK
MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT, P.O BOX - SS-6263 NASSAU, BAHAMAS OR
EMAIL US AT: DISTRESSED.PROPERTIES@COMBANKLTD.COM.

FOR GENERAL ENQUIRIES PLEASE CALL: 394-6464 EXT. 5836.

* WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY OR ALL OFFERS.

tecunets with accompanying certificates should be forwarded via
email to cancers-@familyguamdian.com by June §, 2010.
Family Guardian thanks all applicants; however, only those
short-listed will he comlacted,





THE TRIBUNE

LOCAL NEWS

FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010, PAGE 5



owners fear
for future

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net



GOVERNMENT'S 10 per cent cut in subsidies to mail boat
owners may drive some operators already teetering on the edge of
failure out of business, an industry insider fears.

A mail boat owner with more than 30 years in the shipping
business said he is "in shock" over Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham's announcement that government is slashing the mail boat sub-
sidy as part of the spending cuts in the 2010/2011 budget, which also
includes several tax hikes.

"It came to a surprise to all of us yesterday," the businessman,
who did not want to be identified, told The Tribune.

He claims his business is struggling after a nearly 50 per cent fall-
off in revenue last year due to the bad economy. The drop in cus-
tomers coupled with rising fuel prices, increased operating costs and
fixed freight rates set by the government has taken a toll on his
business and that of his counterparts, he said yesterday.

While declining to put a dollar amount on how much his oper-
ation gets in subsidies, he said the number represents half his rev-
enue.

Shocker

"A couple mail boats are on the verge of getting out including
myself with the economy the way it is and the cost of operating so
high. It was a shocker to say you’re going to do that in these kind
of times when we have no other recourse.

"Business has gone down, in our case, almost 50 per cent since
last year. That's not only me, all the other mail boats are crying too.
All of the mail boats are suffering not only because of the price con-
trol (on freight rates) but the economy in general," he said.

Yesterday, Minister of Works and Transport Neko Grant said
the budget cuts are a sign of the times and a necessary measure to
reduce government expenditure in the face of exorbitant debt
levels and shrinking revenue.

The subsidy to mail boat operators was reduced by $897,000 for
the upcoming fiscal year — from $8,988,201 in 2009/2010 to 8,090,381
in 2010/2011. Mr Grant said government will soon sit down with the
Mail boat Association to discuss the cuts, adding that his min-
istry was also reviewing freight rates. He stopped short of con-
firming a fee increase was on the horizon.

The mail boat owner, who ships everything from "soap to dia-
monds" to Family Island residents, said he and his colleagues are
not in the industry for the money, but to provide a vital service to
those who live outside of the capital.

"We carry everything from soaps to diamonds because we have
to take all the foodstuff to the people in the islands they buy it from
Nassau. We carry automobiles, building materials, everything
that's needed in the islands and they depend on us every week
because a lot of people can't stock up on a monthly basis.

"It's not about the money, we are dedicated to helping people in
these islands," he said.

Can't find
it locally?

2010/20]
Mail boat [INR

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

DESPITE the Department
of Social Services being set to
suffer an almost $7 million
reduction in its funding accord-
ing to the 2010/2011 budget,
Minister of State for Social
Development Loretta Butler-
Turner said the situation is not
as dire as it looks.

However, some charitable
organisations have definitely
taken a hit this year, losing a
total of $200,000 in government
subsidies they would normally
get through the Department as
the government seeks to reign
in spending across the board in
the face of an “unsustainably”
indebted fiscal position. Among
them are: the Bahamas Red
Cross, which loses $6,000; the
Crisis Centre, which loses
$3,000; and the Ranfurly Home
for Children, which loses
$5,600.

Mrs Butler-Turner said that
almost $5 million of the $6.8
million reduction in the Depart-
ment of Social Services’ bud-
get this year is a consequence of
the fact that the Department’s
responsibility for a particular
National Insurance-related
expense has now shifted to the
National Insurance Board
instead.

Meanwhile, other significant
reductions in line items listed
within the Department’s budget
— such as a $238,000 fall in
“assistance to individuals” fund-
ing — has been explained by
Mrs Butler Turner as a conse-
quence of the Department
putting in place procedures to
ensure less money is disbursed
to those who are seeking to
scam the government.

“We've got to go out and do
better investigations,” said Mrs
Butler Turner.

A $75,000 fall in funding for
“disability affairs”, according
to the minister, can be put
down to a cut-back in opera-
tional expenses in that area,
rather than a reduction in assis-
tance to disabled people.

Find companies online from around the world that can

provide products and services for your business.

Caribbean

ai aie |

Yellow Pages”

www.caribbeanyellowpages.com

| BUDGET

6G The most
vulnera-
ble, poor
and needy, will
continue to get
Loar Kie reas
that is necessary
for them to
maintain digni-

ine bP.
Loretta Butler-Turner

The budget maintains fund-
ing to the National Committee
for Prevention of Child Abuse
at $20,000, and increases fund-
ing to the National Lunch Pro-
gramme — by $1 million — and
for food assistance for vulnera-
ble people through the issuance
of food coupons, which has
been increased by almost $2.5
million.

Lunches

The government already pro-
vides free daily hot lunches to
thousands of school children
whose parents cannot afford to
do so and the budget for this
service was increased in recog-
nition of the growing demand.

Mrs Butler Turner encour-
aged any parents who might be
having trouble finding funds to
provide lunch money for their
children who attend a govern-
ment school to let the school

FOR 3 IN 1 LAWN SERVICE
Fertilizer, Fungicide,
Se AO EO)

ee Tae
a ALT





know and arrangements can be
made for the child to receive a
meal through the lunch pro-
gramme.

She said the “bottom line”
despite some cut-backs is that
“the most vulnerable, poor and

é

a

to ease concern over funding cut





needy, will continue to get the
assistance that is necessary for
them to maintain dignity.”

Parliamentarians return to
the House of Assembly next
Wednesday to debate the
2010/2011 budget.

a may" FPS

Bevish Gobotial Halton Hotel
Marlborough St, Shop #1

20% - 30% - 50% OFF
STOREWIDE SALE

sale Ends May 31, 2010
Selected Balls $20.00

SIGN UP FOR CLASSES NOW

P.O.Box EE-15827
Nassau, Bahamas
Tal: 242-323-1865

Emall: gems-pearla@hotmall.com

Free parking at The Ailton



Extraordinary Learning
OPPORTUNITY

Train To Be A
Volunteer

4-H Clubs are organized and supported to
provide community-based, positive, and
structured learning opportunities for youth
during their developmental years (5-18)

Requirements-

¢ Must be a self-starter;
¢ Donate free time;
¢ Committed to the program;

e Enjoy people & enthusiastic

e Great for youth coordinators in churches
¢ Schools, camps, neighborhoods

Orientation day, Monday, May 31st 10:30am
Fox Hill Commuity Center.

Register for training June Ist - 3rd

9-2 daily (no fee)

for more information email
Bahamas4h@yahoo.com



TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM





PAGE 6, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010

BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION

VACANCY NOTICE

PUBLIC RELATIONS & CORPORATE PROGRAMS OFFICER
HUMAN RESOURCES AND TRAINING DIVISION

A vacancy exists in the Corporation for a Public Relations & Corporate Programs
Officer.

This job is responsible for assisting with the planning, development and
implementation of a strategic public relations and communication program together
with the effective and efficient planning and execution of all corporate events and
activities.

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

¢ Assisting with the development of a strategic Public Relations and Corporate
Programs plan to support the Corporation’s Mission, Goals and Objectives;

* Overseeing the implementation of the Corporation’s annual Public Relations
programs, plan and budget;

* Assisting with the communication of all activities throughout the Corporation
and, where necessary, the wider community;
Preparing and distributing the Corporation’s Annual Report;
Directing press relations, including activities such as the preparation of press
releases, photographs, fact sheets, and interviews between Executive Management
and Media Representatives;
Coordinating the development and interpretation of employee and public opinion
surveys;
Providing assistance to Executive Management and Government officials in
writing speeches, preparing letters and drafting articles to be publicized;
Evaluating and assessing customer complaints, queries and disseminating
information to management;
Assisting with the development, implementation and management of external
communication efforts;
Coordinating marketing and all advertising material in collaboration with the
external Public Relations Firms and the Media;
Identifying and liaising with service providers to secure speakers, presenters
and entertainment for Corporate events;
Liaising with vendors on the selection, purchase, delivery of materials i.e.
awards, invitations, prizes, letters, BEC paraphernalia, etc. for all events, as
necessary and maintaining an inventory of the same;
Preparing and distributing all documentations (e.g. public and staff notices)
telative to Corporate activities, as necessary;
Creating and updating all standard operation procedures for all activities, as
necessary;
Ensuring timely preparation of purchase requisitions and prompt receipt of
bills for all events and activities as necessary;
Working closely with the AGM-Human Resources & Training to ensure that
there is global publicity (internal and external), as necessary on all Corporate
activities;
Ensuring that the websites, bulletin boards and other media i.e. company
newsletter and Internal PA system are used for the communication of information
telative to corporate activities/events;

Job requirements include:

¢ Aminimum of a Bachelors degree in Public
Relations/Journalism/Marketing/Business Administration/Business
Communication, or equivalent.

¢ A minimum of 5 years relevant experience at Supervisor/Management level

* Ability to write speeches, press releases and articles for publication that conform
to prescribed style and format;

* Ability to effectively present information to Senior and Executive Management
and public groups;

¢ Ability to disseminate information effectively, both orally and in writing

¢ Experience in managing special events and activities

¢ Excellent time management and organizational skills

¢ Excellent human relations and interpersonal skills

¢ Computer proficiency in Windows environment and Microsoft applications

¢ Good analytical skills

¢ Good judgment and sound reasoning ability.

Interested persons should apply by completing and returning an Application Form
to: The Assistant Manager - Human Resources Department, Bahamas Electricity
Corporation, Blue Hill & Tucker, P.O. Box N-7509 Nassau Bahamas on or before:
Friday, May 28, 2010.



Imperial

THE TRIBUNE

Subsidies axe will ‘devastate’ COB

FROM page one

to the Ministry of Education as
a whole in this year’s Budget
and described education as a
“priority” funding area, The
College of the Bahamas suf-
fered the sizeable reduction of
just under $2.47 million, bring-
ing its total government sub-
sidy to $22,247,778 for the
upcoming year.

That is a total of almost $4.5
million less than was provided
for it three years ago, but slight-
ly more than was allocated to it
by the former PLP administra-
tion of Perry Christie of which
Mr Sears was a part in 2006.

In 2007, COB President
Janyne Hodder had welcomed
the almost $27 million the Col-
lege was provided by the new
FNM Government, telling the
media that College had long
suffered from “under-funding.”

Speaking of the reduction
this year, which came in a Bud-
get that saw an overall 2.6 per
cent decrease in funding to all
government ministries, depart-
ments and agencies as the Gov-
ernment struggles to reign in
its debt levels and contend with
diminished revenue, Mr Sears
told The Tribune: “My views
on the matter remain the same
as I gave last year when they
cut the Budget. That happened
at a time when the Guaranteed
Loan Programme was sus-
pended in terms of new grants
and therefore meant there was
naturally an increase in the
demands being made on COB
and I thought it was untenable
that we would, with minimal
notice, cut an avenue for ter-

Mario Miller retrial

FROM page one

wounds.

A verdict must be unani-
mous for a murder conviction,
and at least a two thirds major-
ity( 8-4) for a not guilty verdict.
The jury, however, returned
yesterday afternoon with a ver-
dict of guilty by a count of 8-4
against both brothers. Both
men who remain on $30,000
bail, left Bank Lane shortly
after the jury delivered its deci-
sion yesterday. Their first trial
ended four weeks after it began
in January, 2006, when the
court learned that a juror sit-
ting in the case was closely con-
nected to a family member of
the accused. Following the sec-
ond trial, Ricardo Miller was
found guilty 11-1 and Ryan
Miller was found not guilty 7-5.

Family members of Mario
Miller left Bank Lane yester-
day visibly shaken and dis-
traught following yesterday’s
proceedings. Deputy Director
of Public Prosecutions Cheryl
Grant-Bethell who prosecuted
the case noted the matter will
now have to fixed for another
retrial. She along with
Stephanie Pintard and Neil
Brathwaite prosecuted the case
that lasted two weeks. The case
was presided over by Senior
Justice Jon Isaacs. Attorney
Dorsey McPhee represented
Ricardo Miller and attorney
Richard Bootle represented
Ryan Miller.

Mattress Co.
Top of the Hill Mackey Street
Tel: 393-3727 or 393-7657

ALL

Friday May 26th - Saturday May 29th

Come visit us at our Furniture Showroom,

Top of the Hill Mackey St.

BW OFF crise on

* CASH SALES ONLY*
All Sales Final





catia a
rt |
ss

The College of Bahamas

ool







tiary education to Bahamians
studying abroad (the loan pro-
gramme) while at the same
time cutting the budget of the
primary local tertiary institu-
tions. It didn’t make sense.”

The former education min-
ister said he finds it “extraordi-
nary that (the Government)
would compromise the train-
ing, the socialising and skill
aquisition process in our coun-
try, at a time when we ought to
be increasing the investment in
this area.”

“During periods of downturn
you need to retool and train
and educate your population
so that they could be ready and
able to take advantage of the
opportunities when the econo-
my turns around.”

“There’s a clear correlation
between the amount and qual-
ity of investment we make in
human capital today to how
competitive we’ll be tomor-
row,” he added, noting that of
the $800 billion in “stimulus”
funding approved by the US
government in 2009, $100 bil-
lion was to go towards funding
education. Meanwhile, the MP
charged that the cut back in
funding to COB is all the more
serious now, given that the Col-
lege had been hit by a double-
whammy in terms of demand
of late: the downturn in the
economy leading to more stu-
dents who might have gone into
employment seeking tertiary
education through COB as an
alternative and the suspension
of the government-backed Edu-
cational Loan Programme last

year for those going abroad to
study restricting those who
would have sought their edu-
cation overseas to the Bahami-
an institution.

Meanwhile, he suggested that
the “lack of a stable leadership”
at the College given the
impending departure of Presi-
dent Janyne Hodder may also
impinge on its ability to attract
other replacement funding
from charitable donors who will
be keen to see a “vision and
plan” for how their money will
be put to use.

Mr Sears suggested that
rather than decrease any edu-
cation-related funding in the
face of revenue shortfalls, Gov-
ernment should have scaled
back on large scale capital pro-
jects. “How can you justify a
$120 million road project which
was contemplated and deter-
mined at a time when there was
robust growth and global econ-
omy doing well? There’s been
no scaleback on this project —
and I’m not saying the road is
not necessary — but you have
to evaluate and review every-
thing when the basic paradigm
is being challenged. That has
not been scaled back and yet
we see that these very fragile
programmes for development
of human capital of the country
are being scaled back,” he said.

The MP also hit out at the
Government’s decision to
reduce its subsidy to private
and church affiliated schools, a
move which some stakeholders
have claimed will lead to a rise
in tuition fees and a shift of stu-
dents from the private to the
government school system, fur-
ther compounding overcrowd-
ing and other issues.

The Tribune attempted to
reach College of the Bahamas
President Janyne Hodder yes-
terday, as well as Minister of
Education Desmond Bannister
however calls were not
returned up to press time.



Malcolm.



KEMP'S FUNERAL HOME LIMITED

22 Palmdale Avenue, Palmdale
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas

A Memorial Service for

S| Mr. Kirkwood

Presbyterian Kirk, Princess Street, Nassau, on
Saturday, 29th May, 2010 at 4:00p.m. Dr. Reginald
W. Eldon will officiate.

Mr. Malcolm is survived by his nephew, Malcolm
R. McKay and many friends.

Instead of flowers donations may be made to
Peace and Justice, P.O. Box N8326, Nassau,
The Bahamas in memory of Kirkwood G.

Arrangements by Kemp's Funeral Home Limited.

Graham

Malcolm, 75

of Ilsley Compound,
East Bay Street, Nassau,
The Bahamas, who died
peacefully at his
residence, on Sunday,
23rd May, 2010, will be
held at St. Andrew's





OO
JOB VACANCY

Bahamas Hot Mix Co. Limited seeks to fill the

position of Entry

Level

Accounting Clerk.

All applicants should posses the following:

« Accounting/booking experience.
* The ability to assist with various accounting

transactions

¢ Strong computer skills and experience in
accounting software programs.

* Working knowledge of Microsoft office
programs especially Microsoft Excel.

* The ability to learn quickly.

* An outgoing, friendly personality

* Excellent communication and team work

skills.

¢ Strong organizational and analytical skills with the
ability to work independently.

* The ability to manage multiple projects and
responsibilities simultaneously.

Interested persons should submit their resumes to:

Bahamas Hot Mix Co. Limited
HR Department
P.O. Box CB-10990
Nassau, Bahamas

Or via e-mail to:

tmunnings@bhm.bs and dlane@bhm.bs
All resumes must be received by 2nd June 2010.



TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM





THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010, PAGE 7

VT





sitet

Re
NE

a Ue
SETS aE



ATURDAY,

May 15, 2010,

was a very long-

anticipated day in
the Haitian community
because it represents the
annual celebration of Haiti’s
Flag Day conventionally cel-
ebrated on the 18th of May
but the change of date was
meant to allow more people
to take advantage of the
weekend.

After months of prepara-
tion, the event almost did
not take place if not for last-
minute agreement made
between UHAB, the Hait-
ian organisation and Leslie
Miller, who made available
the grounds of the skating
range of Mario’s entertain-
ment Palace.

The original sports center
location was turned down by
the authorities responsible
for the complex at the last
minute.

The celebrations took off
at very slow pace due to the
misinformation of the com-
munity confused by the
many events that was taking
place on that day. Tradi-

tionally, every event taking
place on the day of the cele-
bration would be in step
with the programme of the
official ceremony. It wasn’t
until about 4pm that it was
evident the event attendance
would reach record num-
bers.

At the commencement of
the programme, the Bahami-
an national anthem was fol-
lowed by the Haitian nation-
al hymn giving due respect
to both counties equally .

Usually, the performers to
first take the stage would be
a group carrying out the
rhythm of the Haitian music,
Compas.

Things had to be a little
different this year because
the idea of the gathering was
meant to bring cultures
together. Therefore, the cer-
emony had a very large
attendance of Bahamian and
Jamaican, and many other
ethnic groups were repre-
sented on that day.

The first performances
were dominated by young
Haitian rappers who really
delivered their full blast of
raw talent. Rap music in

a . ye ~ ’
Seer Bella Salou

Chonmerly The Red Dasor Sahin

We are proud to have at our
establishment Mrs. Gertrude Roberts our
nail technician.

Please feel free to contact her at
325-4273 or 325-4337
Monday - Saturday

& FAMILY GUARDIAN
sal INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED

CAREER OPPORTUNITY
AVP. LEGAL & COMPLIANCE
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

ahs chy wilh aleparitiiic

ord) ts subicno ies

» Responsible bor inalomenting ihe ¢

Publ: Loe cope ier a

at Lan py

+ inline ott A bea pang

» Revicwsand offers

dicec warmer rit hee

+ Honadllesall legal proce ears related tn

aes for policy hokders

dil lie hoitely bea! fees pee od

en lath cee been) ed Forder

mnipliance: strategy and eran

Uecnisel practices th

heal iisties

7 stical SU Pier po th 4]

reapers, abe

+ Anita Che Cu reiil Maree ol Plater COMP

cUunbro) naguimeme nt

Ammiets ini the educa

applicable: ba them
o Asis

KANO LEDGE & SKILLS:
fecied bi peicliee Loe in]
fe 05h te seven (7) pear

¢ Canal keamadel pe of rig

o Tes a os Lana

INvis Ir y

if SUF on issne

nongoing dialogue with regulators

he Hakata
on ceporicn

SE oral ints The SE ce

Resumes with accompanying certificates should be forwarded via
email to careersitamilyguardian.com by June §, 2010,

Family Guardian thanks all applicants; however, only these short-
lished wall be comtacted,

TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM

SAKAPFET BAHAMAS



Haiti is generally a combi-
nation of hip hop beat with a
raggamuffin twist. This type
of music has, for more than a
decade, become a very
important part of Haitian
culture because of its very
nature “music of bold
expression”’.

From the early 1990s, typ-
ically inspired by the success
of Wyclef Jean and The
Fugees, the young people in
Haiti use the rap music to
speak out about topics even
considered to be off limit. If
Hip hop stars are labeled in
countries like the USA as
gangsters and bad boys, in

SEE page eight















eerind arr vay.







Felipé Major/Tribune staff







Ee



ares a MRT Das

Flag Day. The event took place on May 15, 2010 on the



SCENES from the annual celebration of Haiti’s
skating range of Mario’s entertainment Palace.

Is cutting the store

Grab your discount
out of the BAG
On Clothing

Extra 3% off for Privilege Cards
& Corporate Partners

Harbour bay 394-5767 aebahamas.com

As Marked

Noudi Tout Moun Byenvini

Nan Bargain City Chopping Plaza

Carmichael Rd

Nou Swete Tout Fanvmiy Ayityenak Tout Zanmy ‘Yo Bon Travay Man Nouvo Program “Sakapfet"

Tee alee meg

Tropic Mart Food Store

eee eee eee

er ey Re ee Rn Ele
Gaz Epi Tou Chak Fwa N'achte
$20 TeleFon Kat Nou $4 Gaz Gratis.
Soti 12:30 a.m. - 6:30 am

Nou Ouvria 6:30 am - 11 p.m.
Nap Jwenn Tout Sa Nou
Bezwena Yon Pripiyay

Nou Geno $0.25 Sou Chak Galon Gaz

LETH EM meld

POMS NRS HERS tc Mina
MESURE RAR UCB
Air Conditione Televizion Nan Chamban

SUPE Ee
ase Riss



P.J's Discount Liquor Store

Pou Fasilite A Moun Ki Preseyo, Nou Sevi
Eee nF

A Bon Pri

Lil’ Giant Discount Lumber
Ce Eee
ea eee esta
Nou Meie Nan Kay, Now Genyen Tout A Yon Bon Pri

Nou Pale
Oi r-'(om felt

cM a RU ish
ee rd ae







introducing

NEW
Business

HOUIS

at its Mall at Marathon office
asof Tuesday June Ist, 2010

Monday- Friday | 8:30am - 6:30pm
Saturday | 8:30am - lpm

You can also pay your bills online
at the banks listed below:

* Scotiabank

« FirstCarlbbean

« Commonwealth Bank

* FINCO

* Royal Bank of Canada

« Fidelity Bank

View your electricity account online at
www. bahamaselectricity.com



PAGE 8, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010

THE TRIBUNE

Va












British Colonial Hilton

N@SEaL

The British Colonial Hilton invites applications
from individuals who are highly energetic and
efficient to fill the following positions:

Butcher
Barboy
Waiter/Waitress
Bartender
Supervisor of Coffee Shop

Guest Service Representative
Air Condition Ref. Tech
Kitchen Steward
Laundry Worker

Interested persons must apply at
www.careersathilton.com

N.B. Once at the website, go to Latin America
and the Caribbean, and then Nassau where
vacant jobs will be listed ...




or

Car Cet Fowl Home

Robinson Road and First Street *» P.O.Box N-603 ¢ Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
Telephone: 1-242-325-5168/328-1944/393-1352

Funeral Services For

Ricardo
Lanard
Knowles Jr.,
21

aresident of Butler Street,
Nassau Village, will be
held at 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, May 29th, 2010
at Pilgrim Baptist Church,
St. James Road,
Officiating will be Bishop
E. Randy Fraser assisted
by other Ministers Interment will follow in the Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.

Memories of her will forever linger in the hearts of his
father, Ricardo Lanard Knowles Sr.; step-mother, Deborah
Williams-Knowles; two sisters, Samantha Grant and
Commoneshe Adderley; one brother, Jermaine Ferguson;
one adopted sister, Cindy Moxey; one adopted brother,
Terrance Moss; step-father, Frederick Adderley; one step-
sister, Markayla Major; one step-brother, Anthony Major;
eight aunts, Charlayne Knowles, Shavonne Davis, Jasmine
Albury Baillou, Vanessa Cash, Karen Grant, Christine
Strachan, Melanie and Jeroline Knowles; six uncles,
Stanford and Joel Knowles, Garth Bowles, Fredrick Davis,
Thomas (The Bird) and Perry Grant; two nieces,
Basranique Clarke and Jamicka Ferguson; god parents,
Robert Jennings and Philip Mcklylwhite; cousin, Nhanjael
Cannon and thirty-nine additional cousins, Shonel, Paige,
Cara, Jacoby, Stanico, Stannarj, Stephanie, Lavenia,
Sharmaine, Shantell Vanessa, Nakeisha, Julie, Deborah,
Zhorah, Tyvonnia, Rochelle, Kayrell, Sharrie, Nan-jael,
Kenneth, Michael, Orlando, Ishmel, Shem, Romeo, Atario,
Zamar, Tyrell, Hilvin, Trevor, Chris, Van, Thomas Jr.,
Perry, Jr., Kino, Lynslette, Lyndell, and Sharshee, Gregovy,
Sheryl, Zonimae, Mark, Paulette, Mayzina, Robbie, Boya,
Lippy, Heads, Gold, Spoons, Michael, Ed Brown, Keno
Kelly, Carlecta, Daria, Magolda, Caroline, Oscar, Omokio,
Samantha, Smaekia, and Tyrel, AI Campbell and family
the Millers, the Fowler street family, Tiki and family, the
Kemp Road family, St. James Road family, Codi and
family, the Balls Alley family, the Wet Money family the
Jet Ski family and a host of other relatives and friends.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar
Crest Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street
on Friday from 12:00 noon to 6:00p.m, and at the church
on Saturday from 9:30a.m. until service time.

Viola
"Dada"
Cunningham,
90

a resident of Florida Court,
formally of Colonial Hill,
Crooked Island, will be
held at 2:00p.m. on
Saturday, May 29th 2010
at St Barnabas Anglican
Church, Wulff and Baillou
Hill Roads, Officiating will be Cannon Basil Tynes.
Interment will be made in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier
Road.

Left with cherish memories are adopted daughters, Joy
Williams, Veronica Bodie; step sons, Philip Cunningham,
Ehurd Cunningham; step daughter, Myrtle Scavella;
sister, Elder Maria Mc Sweeney; nieces, Alice Minus-
Albury, Norma Dawkins, Beulah Scavella, Margaret
Heastie, Helen Adderley, Elvie Cunningham, Sharon
Cunningham, Cinderella Miller, Georgiemae Miller,
Gerlene Gibson, Pearlene Knowles, Barbara Gibson, Mavis
Simms, Delores Simms; nephews, Elder Ervin Fernander,
Felix Johnson, Rev. Charles Rodgers, Pastor Arlington
Rahming, Sidney "Baylor" Fernander, Rudolph Turner,
Marcus and Michael Cunningham, Elisha, Adam, Ishmael
and Eddison McSweeney, Reserve Constable and Homicide
Detective of the Royal Bahamas Police Force respectively,
Dereck, Duron and Byron Cunningham and Javon Bain;
sister-in-laws, Leah Cunningham, Josephine Bonaby,
Zilpah Simms, Lydia Bain-McSweeney; brother-in-laws,
Edward Cunningham, other relatives and friends, Deacon
Enos Dawkins, Edsel Scavella, Dr. Curlean Fernander,
Minister Karen Rahming, Gloria Johnson, Tawana Rodgers,
Alra Chisholm & Family, the Bain family of McCollough
Corner, Dominica McCarthy, Keva Evans, Caronique
McCarthy, Charisma McCarthy, De-cree McCarthy, Leah
Saunders, Reynell Campbell, Muriel Deleveaux, Edward
& Donald Cunningham, Alice Allen & family, Henry &
Ina Ferguson, Merris Ferguson, Anvil Cunningham Jr,
Alfreda Fox, Mavis Scavella, Sylvia Curtis, Sylvia Moxey
& Family, Vera McQuay, Ronald Altidoor, Marvin, Morvin
and Kiken Davin, Canon Basil Tynes and The St. Barnabas
Anglican Church family, and a host of other relatives and
friends.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar
Crest Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street
on Friday from 12:00 noon to 6:00p.m. and on Saturday
from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, and at the church from
12:30p.m. until service time.


















Haiti Flag

=

IMAGE

staff



FROM page seven

Haiti rappers would be
admired for their boldness
of expression and positive
messages for change.

The local Haitian rappers
carry on that legacy on that
day, the confession made in
all the messages in their songs
testify the love for their coun-
try and sympathy for those
who have lost love ones in
the tragedies of January 12.

The performances that
would be considered the
most down home to Haitians
present that day, would have
been the young Haitian
dancers of Queen of Peach
and St Francis Church
dressed in outfits mimicking
the Haitian flag in full detail.
Also the comedian Tonton
Bisha who told very native
jokes and stories the
Haitians really can relate to
allowing everyone present
to enjoy a true piece of
Haiti.

The event organisers set
7pm as the time for liquor
to be sold. The well-known
Haitian band New Starz of
East Street took the stage
with exploding heat. They
delivered two pieces of high
tempo Compas, music native
of Haiti. The crowd rocked,
danced and sung along.

Everything appeared to
have been going so well,
everyone seemed to have
been having such a good
time that it appeared nothing
could go wrong. At this time
the grounds were coloured
the red and blue of the Hait-
ian flag, and a crowd of at
least 2,500 could be observed
from the stage all the way
back to the entrance.

The event seemed to have
been so much under control
that no one really worried
that the five police officers
who was assigned to secure
the grounds all remained at
the gate, leaving the grounds
clear of any sign of law
enforcement.

So it really should have
been to nobody’s surprise
that shortly after 8pm a fight
broke out and the pro-
gramme organisers ordered
everyone home.

This was a very disap-
pointing decision to almost
everybody present.

One should really ask the
question whether or not the
whole ordeal was simply was
not blown out of proportion.

The police were there to
maintain order and should
have been allowed to do
their job. It is obvious that
when people drink, in many
cases they behave erratically,
that is completely normal.

The one or two persons in
the crowd who were the
cause of the trouble should
have been ordered to leave.
It was somewhat insulting to
the thousands of well-
behaved citizens who were
there to be placed in the
same category of the two
individuals who decided to
be out of order.

The Haitian community
has appreciated the sincere
apologies of Leslie Miller
who went on record to
express his disapproval over
the way the whole situation
was handled.

At least the Haitian com-
munity can rest assured, that
not everyone represented
there on that day was con-
sidered to be a bandit.

Overall, the event was a
success because it lived up
to its purpose. It has suc-
ceeded in bringing people
together, in entertaining
people and raising funds to
support those less fortunate
in Haiti.

TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM



PAGE 10, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010

THE TRIBUNE

Na



rss
ev



<
—
Lt

TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM

4

lL

MINISTRY OF LABOUR & §0CLAL DEVELOPMENT
THE PRICE CONTROL ACT, 1971
CHAPTER 339
THE PRICE CONTROL
(GASOLINE & DIESEL OIL)
(AMENDMENT) ( } REGULATIONS, 2002

The Public ts advised that prices as shown in the Schedule for Lead Free Gasoline as
sold by Esso Standard Oil §, A. Limited wall beccene effective on Wednesday, May 26", 2010,

SCHEDULE

MAXIMUM WHOLESALE SELLING
PRICE FER U.S: GALLON

PARA

NEW PROVIDENCE INCLUDING SEA FREIGHT!

Feas Standard Oil S.A. Lid | LEAD FREE | 437

PART C
GRAND BAHAMA
(EXCLUDING FREEPORT)

NA FREIGHT

5.83 | 9.99 | 44]
| set encased antennal oem

ABACO, ANDROS | NOT INCLUDING SEA FREIGHT
ELEUTHERA

INCLUDING GEA
sti —

| Esto Standard CHS, A. Lid | LEAD FREE

ALL OTHER FAMILY NOT

f_INCLUDING SEA
ISLANDS

FREIGHT

sso Standard Oil §, A, Lid | won a4

SS

GN-1055

MINISTRY OF PUBLIC
WORKS & TRANSPORT

Government Notice

Invitation For Tenders

Maintenance Of Public Cemeteries
In New Providence

The Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas through the Ministry of Works
and Transport (MOWT) invites Tenders for the maintenance of the under mentioned public
cemeteries in New Providence.

¢ Old Trail Section A
¢ Old Trail Section B
* Old Trail Section C
* Old Trail Section D
¢ Old Trail Pauper's Section
¢ Southern Cemetery
e Eastern

¢ Fox Hill

* Marshall View

¢ Western Cemetery
* Out Island

* Adelaide

The main scope of services to be provided for the maintenance of each cemetery is as
follows:

° Weeding

* Mowing and weeding of grass

¢ Removal of debris

¢ Pruning of trees

The Ministry of Works and Transport now invites interested contractors to collect tender
documents and to complete and submit same in accordance with the instructions therein.

Tender documents may be obtained by interested parties as of Monday, May 31st, 2010
from:

The Civil Engineering Section

Ministry of Works and Transport

P.O. Box N-8156,

Nassau, The Bahamas

Telephone: (242) 322-4830 ext: 4042

Fax: (242) 302-9770

between the hours of 9:30am and 4:30pm Mondays to Fridays.

The completed tender document is to be deposited in the Tender Box located at the office
of the Director of Public Works Ministry of Works and Transport, 3rd Floor, John F.
Kennedy Drive, Nassau, The Bahamas no later than 10am on or before June 10th, 2010.

All clarifications and/or questions are to be directed to the Chief Civil Engineer at the
above mentioned address.
Permanent Sectary
Ministry of Works and Transport
May 26, 2010





UATE AL
FACT



GN-1056

Ministry Of Tourism & Aviation
Department Of Civil Aviation
Publication by the Ministry of Tourism & Aviation
Department of Civil Aviation
Particulars of an application to operate Scheduled Air Services

In accordance with the provisions of Regulation 9 of the Civil Aviation
(licensing Of Air Services) Regulations 1976, the Minister responsible
for Aviation hereby publishes the following particulars of the under-
mentioned applicant to operate scheduled air services to an from The
Bahamas.

PARTICULARS OF APPLICATION

1. Application: SKYBAHAMAS AIRLINES, LTD

2. Date of first publication:

3. Routes: BETWEEN: EXUMA, MARSH HARBOUR, BIGHT AND
ARTHUR'S TOWN, CAT ISLAND ON THE OTHER

4. Purpose of services: Passenger, mail and freight.

5. Provisional time table:

Local Times



Exuma / Ft. Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale / Exuma

Marsh Harbour / West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach / Marsh Harbour
Marsh Harbour / Ft Lauderdale
Ft. Lauderdale / Marsh Harbour
Arthur's Town / Ft. Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale / Arthur's Town
New Bight / Ft. Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale / New Bight

1030 / 1145
1230/1345

1200 / 1300
1320 / 1430
1200 / 1300
1330 / 1430
1015 / 1130
1230 / 1345
1015 / 1130
1230 / 1345

Sun & Thur
Sun & Thur
Fri & Mon

Fri & Mon

Fri & Mon
Fri & Mon

Sun & Thur
Sun & Thur
Sun & Thur
Sun & Thur

6. Frequency of flights: See above time-table
7. Type of Aircraft: BEECH 1900 & SAAB340A

Any representation regarding or objection thereto in accordance with
Regulation 10 must be received by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry
of Tourism & Aviation & the Department of Civil Aviation within fourteen
(14) days after the date of first publication of this Notice

HYACINTH PRATT
PERMANENT SECRETARY

1--3/4/03





THE TRIBUNE FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010, PAGE 11



INSIGHT

For the stories behind the news,
read Insight on Mondays

MINISTRY OF LABOUR & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT GN1(53
THE PRICE CONTROL ACT, 1971
CHAPTER 339
THE PRICE CONTROL
(GASOLINE & DIESEL OL)
(AMENDMENT) ( ) REGULATIONS, 2002

The public i¢ advited that proces a8 shown im the Schedule liar
DIESEL OFL sold by seo Standard O05. A. Linsited will beconee
effective on Friday, May 28", 2010,

SCHEDULE

MAXIMUM WHOLESALE
SELLING PRICE PER US. MAXIMUM
GALLON RETAIL SELLING
PRICE PER
MAXIMLM MAX DLA U.S. GALLON
SUPPLIERS' | DISTRIBUTORS"
PRICE | PRICE |
5 § |

a =_ =







INCLUDING SEA FREIGHT

Exes Stomdard
OS. AL
Limited

[PARC
GAAMD

(ExXCLUCING
FREEPORT)

Felipé Major/Tribune staff

IS CLUDIAG SEA

DIESEL, GL,

DIESEL OFL

|

| Ege Sets nella roll INESEL, CM.
| OWS. A,

|_Limited



BARBARA BURROWS.
PERMANENT SECRETARY



GN-1057

el ae

Tel):

WintofS PUBLIC NOTICE

Panasonic 42” Flat Panel TV's Ministry Of Public Works & Transport

Repair And Maintenance Of Existing Chilled Water
Condenser At Cecil Wallace Whitfield Building

The Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, through the Ministry of
Public Works and Transport, is inviting qualified Air-Conditioning Contractors to
participate in the Tender process for the Repairing and Maintenance of existing 100-
ton chilled-water air-conditioning systems at the Cecil Wallace Whitfield Building,
Cable Beach, Nassau, N.P.

In summary the works will consist of the following:

(i) The full repair of one (1) TRANE 100-ton air-conditioning chiller units; and
(ii) A twelve (12) months maintenance contract for two (2) TRANE 100-ton air-
conditioning chiller units.

The successful Contractor will be required to provide details of their competence,
both technically and financially, to carry the intended Scope of Works within a short
time frame. They must also provide evidence of at least five (5) years experience

in the operation and maintenance of chilled water systems.

All tenders MUST be accompanied by the following documents:

Current Business License

Evidence of Ability to Obtain Contractors All Risk Insurance of a least
One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00)

Evidence of Compliance with the Contribution Requirements of the
National Insurance Board.

Failure to submit a complete package will result in disqualification of the tender.

To E nter: Interested parties may collect the Tender documents as of Tuesday, Ist June, 2010,
Buy any 2 boxes of the Following sizes of Kellogg's cereals: between the hours of 9:00am - 5:00pm from:
Frosted Flakes l4or, Corn Paps 12.5 oz, Front Loaps 12.202, Corn Flakes (Baz, . ;
Raisin Bran Crunch 18.20, Tri Fun Pack S2oz, Corn Flakes 43oz and Froot Loops 43,602 The Office of the Director of Public Works

- - . Mini f Public Works & Tr: rt
Circle the Memson your store receipt dated May 3 or after and attach tp a com@leted entry John F. Kennedy Drive . =_

form, O9op into eAitry Goes at parliclpating stores or The d'albenas Apency in Palmdale, . Nassau, The Bahamas
Master A Telephone: (242) 322-4830

Contest ends June 11 Technicians Fax: (242) 326-7907

Fras Dome Raggy Sr Mike Blarur earmark, fae speiafe tiie key ee re bw
rw ool paige more fu ned er AAs or ge bo re

A matey MAL ‘bet Horne nak rt te The dAlbenas Agency Ltd.

The completed Tender Documents must be deposited in the Tender Box at the
Ministry of Finance on the third floor of the Cecil Wallace Whitfield Building, Cable
Beach, Nassau, The Bahamas; not later than 12:00noon on Friday 11th June, 2010.
All Tenders will be opened on Tuesday 15th June, 2010.

Kelloggs e iV PS YO LJ th e P | C T UJ R E The Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas reserves the right to reject

any or all Tenders.



Name: Address: isi

Tel ephone: Colin Higgs
——___ PERMANENT SECRETARY







Tony the Tiger say's “They're GR- -RE TI!"

TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM



PAGE 12, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010



THE TRIBUNE

We DRS RS TS Oa

FROM page one

reduction of funding for non-gov-
ernmental organisations, has come at
a time when resources for young
people should be increased.

He fears a reduction in positive
activities for young people will lead
to an increase in crime as teenagers
roam the streets and get involved in
gangs.

“Tf we do not pay for it now we
are going to pay for it anyway,
because these young people are
going to get into problems and we
will pay in other ways,” Pastor Reid
said.

“This summer thousands of kids
will be roaming the streets, gang
activity is going to intensify, and as
gang activity intensifies, crime rises.

“So what we should do is bite the
bullet, engage these young people
in positive things, so it doesn’t come
back and bite us.”

However YSC Minister Charles
Maynard said the cuts proposed by
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham in
the 2010/2011 budget, including a
$750,000 reduction for the
Youth/Summer employment project,
are not as drastic as they may at first
appear.

He will speak about the new
National Youth Push programme to
be launched with $350,000 funding in
the House of Assembly on Wednes-
day, he said.

“Most of the smaller programmes
have had some cuts,” Mr Maynard
said.

“But our signature programmes
are still there, and are still properly
funded so we are lucky that despite
the cuts we didn’t suffer as bad as
some other ministries.”

The cuts proposed by Prime Min-





Concern over
proposed cut for
youth programmes

ister Hubert
Ingraham in
the 2010/2011
budget on
Wednesday
show how the
Youth/Sum-
mer employ-
ment project
will function
on just
$250,000 this
year, the Self
Starters pro-
gramme, recognised with an inter-
national award for helping young
entrepreneurs last year has had its
budget cut from $750,000 to
$300,000.

The National Youth Programme
can expect to have its funding cut
by $250,000 to just $100,000, while
funding for National Youth Month
will be reduced by half to $60,000,
the Youth Enterprise budget will go
down from $40,000 to just $10,000,
and the National Youth Research
and Resource Centre budget will be
slashed by $25,340 to just $10,000.

In addition to cuts for these pro-
grammes and several others such as
the National Youth Ambassadors
(reduced from $27,000 to $10,000)
and The Salute of Manhood (cut by
$15,000 to just $5,000), the Ministry’s
contributions to sports, civic and
youth organisations will go down by
$110,000; from $360,000 to $250,000.

The YSC Ministry is set to suffer a

CHARLES
MAYNARD

total financial reduction of $904,493,
reducing their budget from
$19,087,933 to $18,183,440.

“Right now any programmes deal-
ing with young people are good pro-
grammes; we should find other ways
to make cuts,” Pastor Reid said.

“T think the government needs to
look at where we are as a country
and what is necessary and what is
unnecessary.

“We are saying that we have a
problem with young people, and I
believe that is where our focus
should be.

“T don’t support cutting back on
any of them, not in this particular
season, when young people are lost,
and they need direction.”

Without capital expenditure for
youth programmes, foreign investors
and businesses should be encour-
aged or obliged to help fund youth
development through the creation
of a youth fund to support both gov-
ernment and non-governmental
organisations keeping young people
off the streets and key workers
employed, suggested Pastor Reid.

“The youth organisations are real-
ly underfunded now because people
are not contributing as they used
to,” he added.

“And we have got to empower
these organisations to take on some
of these programmes.”

The Commonwealth Youth Pro-
gramme under the Ministry of YSC
will receive an extra $1,400 next
year, bringing its annual budget to
$20,000, and the Clifton Heritage
Authority will take an extra $8,312,
bringing its spending power to
$800,000. Mr Maynard said the bud-
get for culture will stay the same
while funding for sports programmes
are reduced.



FROM page one

at least 15 named storms.

The National Oceanic and Atmos-
pheric Agency (NOAA) in the United
States yesterday released its official pre-
dictions, stating that it expects 2010 to an
“active to extremely active” hurricane
season.

NOAA is projecting a 70 per cent
probability of 14 to 23 named storms
and eight to 14 hurricanes — of which
three to seven could turn into major
hurricanes with winds of at least 111
mph. “If this outlook holds true, this
season could be one of the more active
on record,” said Jane Lubchenco, PhD,
under-secretary of commerce for oceans
and atmosphere and NOAA adminis-
trator, in a press statement.

“The greater likelihood of storms
brings an increased risk of a landfall. In
short, we urge everyone to be pre-
pared.”

The outlook for 2010 exceeds the
seasonal average of 11 named storms,
six hurricanes and two major hurricanes.

Forecaster at the Department of
Meteorology in Nassau Wayne Neely
concurred with NOAA’s projections.

"It's going to be above average," he
warned of the upcoming season. He
added that this year will likely be busy as
2005 — the most active hurricane season
recorded — when deadly Hurricane Kat-
rina wreaked havoc on the city of New
Orleans in Louisiana.

This stormy prognosis should be
heeded as a warning for those who have
not yet started hurricane preparations to
get a move on, he said.

"Check your house, make sure roof is
up to par, that nothing is loose, start



trimming trees, get your hurricane shut-
ters, look around the yard and see what
could be done to get ready," said Mr
Neely. Emergency management experts
also recommend stockpiling on water,
canned goods and other non-perishable
food items, securing important docu-
ments in waterproof containers and
locating your nearest storm shelter if
your home is not structurally sound.

Factors NOAA considered in making
its predictions of an above average hur-
ricane season include specific atmos-
pheric and oceanic conditions.

Last year, a strong wind shear helped
suppress storm development.

However, this year due to the dissi-
pation of the El Nifo in the eastern
Pacific this upper atmospheric wind
shear will be weaker, NOAA said.

Additionally, warm water tempera-
tures in the Atlantic Ocean are con-
ducive to storm development.

NOAA said the high activity era con-
tinues.

“Since 1995, the tropical multi-
decadal signal has brought favourable
ocean and atmospheric conditions in
sync, leading to more active hurricane
seasons. Eight of the last 15 seasons
rank in the top 10 for the most named
storms with 2005 in first place with 28
named storms,” the agency said.

NOAA’s projections are for the
entire Atlantic Basin for the six-month
season which begins June 1 and ends
November 30.

The names chosen for the 2010 storm
season are as follows: Alex, Bonnie,
Colin, Danielle, Earl, Fiona, Gaston,
Hermine, Igor, Julia, Karl, Lisa,
Matthew, Nicole, Otto, Paula, Richard,
Shary, Tomas, Virgine, Walter.



» RoyalStar
» Assurance

PRICEWATERHOUSE(GoPERS

IAGEPESDERT SUGITORS” REPDET
To the Sharsiotrkern of Borla Auras Led.

CONS OUIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREMENS WE INCOME

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2005

REMEMUE

Prem ymen: [one 100
Prone coded ba en riuenis

Vite horse audited the accompanying conacdidated dinanclal chatemeni. of Roqaliiar Awurance Lid. jihe Corgan,
whith comprise the conpolidubed balance sheet an ct Bl Cecember 300RL. and the coreciidaied visite of

pomp eh ee ino, Coed ide rian of changes in equity and comecdidated cash flowy aiameni tor the
wer Goan eded, ad a wanna ot onrecant accounting polos aod ofher explanation nom.

Aearaagenecirs Reqoaesbe Dey for phe Fiuicia! frcaiencs

Painajemen Ss meeondide tor the orepadion and tar
Scnondinge yath imental Finasceal Aepoetiney Siar iL
and mal nitaining intemal (Ovid eee fo he repeat and tale presetiation of fieaneclal Sarena: thes ane
free from manera miutement, whether due io dud ar amor aderting aed upphing apenipriate acccancing

1, ThE reipordibliny intide: cies

pokey ans ragkira AEST na] etthruries that ane reaecruble in dhe oreurreatances

Afi” Apes ae

Qu neon io pei an oie on fae cored dated fnaen albert baned os cur acl. Via

fit premiums wcitien

Chance in unearned premiine: rears

hing (ETE eres mehr

SeeTatiOn OF These consol dared fmancial seers in

TT Ta]

GARETT EXPERSES
Fee clarna incurred [Mote Ef

Kiet commons incurred (ete 11)
Catasteophe ond eecen of las reireeranine

fordiebed cur aren dtooe cho eth [rerraleare! Staradarch oe Aeobetrey. Theta dled qe TA a

cong hy vith etheual rquetenk aad plav

Shatiel dienes ot lee foe malerial meena lene

dn audi irvaives performing procedures bo chigin gudh wadence aboet the amount aed dichoures im the
financial tiara. The procedanes welecied depend on ihe auditor’ judgement, inchiding ihe seer of the
noo of mater mintatesen of the financial thee nts, whether dua fo
mnueTeetie, the auction concer internal cocirel relent the enh preperation and dai prewenieos of the
Snantil (eres in oecker bo deepen aude procedures Chal are aperopabe in ihe cecum bares, bol ert for the

Fraud or aio lin

fed peor the gudll ie obtain feaionable citrine whether Ue

Fetal dire) eager

Unsere rey pein

making thou rik

PUB of eaprtiieg af Spins on the ott of Re eee oaimal deena, 2a audit atte ipeherk

Al LG Ub penne Of Amr ie] bode td betel he Neen e Pele OP de rig) McLee ee

bey Fema, ae eel ot emg haat The Cabal greeny of Pee firricial sable.

Vite Eadie thot the auch ware we ewe obtained ie uirticient and aeprcprite t= crvice a hie Bor cur

audit opinion

Oinrate

lf Gul Spree, Whe alieiparyity cefdldated Gari dlrs peeien irk oall mtetial Moped, the
Cheated ideo af Uhre Conran ae of 31 Croce bee OS, odd iH Tenarecial pelevvreaace etal HE Go Teed ber the

yoo Then eaded in scoondance werk imemalonal Financial Reporting Serdends

Picante, Le gy me Crap.

Chartered Accountants
Filion, Galas
16 Agel Fl

Royvattar Assurance Lid. (becorp

4 Caterrevnalt cl Tha: Ba hud

CONSOUIDATED BALAMCE SHEET

AS OF 21 OFC EMERR 2000

ASSETS

hae in had ad of bank [Hote Jl
Term dept Fite Eh

Dap trier departs | Moda oy

Cue tren reine,

Deleted coor aeperria

ALONOUTTE PETRA, DINE POR TTMSTEE andl other gee

Irevewient in eecucrees [Ficrie 51
Fant wake thietaeph pcetin car lines
laura and recehasde

Verner if baebiepe (Myte 6

Property, plant and equipment [Hote 7)

TORGL ASSETS

LL ILITIES.
Gevera! Inmirance funds
Lnaigaviedd pearenuiet newer

Qubris nding dladray reaeres Fbcte Ey

Deter cone ieee

Orher Mabilinier
Dug to ern ure,

Acnguits payee sed anoreed eqns

Acheron from catia |Nom 8

TOTAL LUA EILITIES:

5 RIOS719
23,157, 968
17,181, 268
1,05, TBs
3.216, 709

146, E23

8,113,057
1,787,300
143401
1200683

Fant ne

OTHER COME

inneres, drideedk aed other lnecorre

Died bos of Meee olen [Hope 5)
Ait Change in unninal los?) ar oe on ibn in eeu ears [Ate 5

Total other eon

OFRRATIOG FMARH EES

Peron ors

Cartel af) adveetni late
Certo aed amortion {Mote 7)

Careciom® cout

Total Cpe retire ba pebeey

TOTAL COMPA EHERRIVE iC DRAG

CONSOUDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY
FOR THE PEAS ENDED 31 DECEMOEA Sone

EasaeIz
70,286, 4
16,544 417
JEBEL
RM6ET
1D

Total comprete reine income

Trameertiona with ovanerd

Givigierncs - preterence chares

Gevidencs ~ ordinary tharen

Ba 073
1219497
147,447
1,781,158

10,971,253
8897,201
7008, 710

1015, Sol

Be, 1a
aye, Dad
1 0B, S12

Total Searmach oni veth coer

ee Co mil

Total competes rae incon

Trameectiona with caer

13,971,360
5,105,657
TR

MTSE

11s
1, 10
255,008

Arathor ned, freed amd Sully pact O00

ordieary dane of $030 aah

00-000

Sathorn sect (L000: hopes ond tulky poset

$00, 000 peeferecece stern of $10.00 mech [Hote

Goiiined aaplia
Agtairad garrerngt

TOTAL QUIT

TOTAL, LLARILITES ANG ECQUITY

APPROVED Or THE fiw
OF EC TOMS AAC MED
TM Th BR HALE By

S000, ion
7,000, 000
10,177, 406

Pe

FoI

ano boo
Sond
T0200, 000
18077210

Covigerce - predorence chores
Genders ~ ordinary thar

Torta) a rece OF FN ems

JU emi

7

& Sade
19572

Ta sa ia?
CeO 6h

7400 S
aaa?

2,021,708
1,535,737

4
14, EFA
hd as

7 S27, 258
11558
SEI His

(HOR 53?
Gra
Lake}

A

2575741
1313,
1rd
72

Pr

43181 S.451,561

GPO (75,6000
(G00 00000) Geto

arnoo =| aTSe00y

Ie | MIRO
ea ee era

6015055 £015,035

GET
(3, 290/000)
(415/000)

Aes tet]

Drewkefah. ey peefererae ghare: 90.75 CSRME BLS)

Dhaldencd: per oecireary shane $02 (30K: 0 TL

The full audited Financial Statements
including the notes which form an
integral part of the Financial Statements
are available on the Company's website
at www. rsabahamas.com



TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM





THE TRIBUNE PAGE 13

sports

FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010



INSIDE ¢ Ellis inducted in Hall of Fame

Chandra Sturrup (centre) from the Bahamas is pictured along with Jamiacan Shelly-

Ann Fraser (left) and Czech Republic’s Katerina Cechova (right), as they compete in the

women 100 meters race at the IAAF World Challenge Golden Spike athletic meeting in
Ostrava, Czech Republic, Thursday, May 27, 2010. Not shown are U.S. Gloria Asumnu,
Jamaican Sherri-Ann Brooks . Fraser clocked a time of 11,04 seconds and won the race.

Make sure your child is mentally
and physically fit, witha well — bal-
anced multi-vitamin and natural
appetite stimulant that will help

them challenge the active school

days. Give them a vitamin they can
benefit from.

NECESSARY FOR GROWTH AGE AND CONVALESCENCE
RECONSTITUENT * TONICIZING * APPETITE INDUCING

Kiddi®
Pharmaton

* improves physical and mental performance
* enhances metabolic functions of the body

+ has pleasant fruity orange flavour

* improves physiological functions

Contains lysine and offer essential

components fhat support your child
dunng the cntcal development stage.

Make sure your child is
mentally and physically fit!

AVAILABLE IN THE BAHAMAS AT PHARMACIES AND DRUG STORES EVERYWHERE!

DISTRIBUTED BY NASSAU AGENCIES LTo, - 393-4654



The Chevy Silverado was the highest ranked large
pickup in JD Power's 2008 survey — the industry

* * benchmark for new-vehicle quality. This is a truck
designed for work, not just for toting your golf
bags to the country club. And 2009 Silverado
1500 models earned the highest crash ratings in frontal
and side-impact crash tests — five stars.
Available in regular or crew cab.

FEATURES:

* Vortec 4.8L V8 engine
* 4-speed automatic transmission
* Air conditioning

* Dual front airbags

* Four-wheel anti-lock brakes

* Power locks

* AM/FM stereo & CD player
* Bed liner

Regular Cab

§ Scotiabank

On-the-spot financing and insurance. 24-month/24,000-mile factory warranty.
Vehicles shown may contain optional equipment available at additional cost.





eT







eo a eat ME att









‘Drastic cuts’ for Ministry
of Sports in 2010 Budget

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

IN the 2010/2011 Budget pre-
sentation by Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham, there has
been some drastic cuts for the
Ministry of Youth, Sports and
Culture.

Presented on Wednesday in
the House of Assembly, the
Budget has affected the Nation-
al Endowment for Sports as
well as the Subvention for Elite
Athletes.

Additionally, there has also
been a huge cut of the contri-
bution to the Family Island
Regatta, the sport that has ben-
efited the most and has provid-
ed more economic boost to the
islands than any other with
their homecoming celebrations.

Minister of Youth, Sports
and Culture Charles Maynard
was not available for comment
up to press time last night.
Efforts to contact other senior
officials in his ministry failed
as well. No doubt, many will be
eager to hear Maynard’s con-

tribution to the debate when it
gets started next Wednesday in
Parliament. It’s not certain
exactly when Maynard will
make his presentation.

However, it was anticipated
prior to the ministry holding a
sports leaders conclave on Sat-
urday, May 15, that there were
going to be some significant
changes when the Budget was
released.

Compared to the 2008/2009
budget when the Family Island
Regatta got a total of $420,000,
the Budget calls for just
$300,000, signalling a dip in
$120,000.

Over the years, the ministry
has been the major provider of
grants presented to all of the
Family Islands, from Grand
Bahama to Inagua, in their
homecoming regattas.

The most significant cut in
the budget report came in the
National Endowment for
Sports where the funding has
been slashed by $500,000.

Last year, the ministry had a
total expenditure of $1,500,000,
but the budget presented has

reduced this year’s figures to
$1,000,000.

And the subvention to elite
athletes has been trimmed
down to $1,000,000 in this
year’s budget after reducing last
year’s figures of $1,170,815 for a
difference of $170,815.

Reports indicate that a num-
ber of the elite athletes have
been presented with letters ear-
lier this year indicating that
there will be some changes in
their subventions.

Certain athletes, according
to the letter (which was not
available for publication), were
informed that because they
were either not performing up
to standard, injured or were not
competing at all, they would
either have their subventions
cut, suspended or cancelled.

Since its inception, a num-
ber of athletes have benefited
from the subvention pro-
gramme that was initially intro-
duced jointly by the Bahamas
Olympic Association and the
Bahamas Association of Ath-
letic Associations in conjunc-
tion with the ministry.



tar tS

Gy TITAS

coaches, schools
CC





















@NMC

MARA) MOTO COU

Shirley Street * 302-0130 * Fax: 323-7272
info@nassaumotor.com * www.chevroletbahamas.com

TEMPERS flared Wednes-
day night as the Bahamas Asso-
ciation of Athletic Associations
(BAAA) issued a one-year sus-
pension to three coaches and
two schools following its investi-
gation into the alleged infraction
of competition rules at the Penn
Relays in April.

The coaches and the schools
are required to submit a letter
of apology to the federation and






Tee

CHEVROLET



“failure to comply will result in
their suspension being continu-
ous.” The coaches and schools
are no longer allowed to take
part in BAAA competitions
“from the date of the infraction.”
And Penn Relays officials also
suspended them from participa-
tion for the 12 months.

According to a press state-
ment, the BAAA conducted an
investigation into the alleged
infraction of Penn Relays com-
petition rules by coaches and
schools from Sir Jack Hayward
and Anatol Rodgers high
schools which competed at the
116th version of the Penn Relays
in Philadelphia.

“The federation determined
that the high school eligibility
and competition rule governing
the participation of high school
teams which states that ‘all high
school competitors must com-
pete for their high school teams
and be cleared for competition
by the school principal’ and
‘relay teams must consist of run-
ners from the same school’ was
breached,” said the statement.

It said that the infraction was
confirmed by the director of the
Penn Relays in an official com-
munication to BAAA boss Mike
Sands.

“Accordingly, disciplinary
action was taken against coaches
Wayne Munroe and Emmitt
Higgins representing Sir Jack
Hayward and Rupert Gardiner
from Anatol Rodgers respec-
tively. The coaches and schools
are suspended for one year from
participating in BAAA compe-
titions from the date of the
infraction.

“Additionally the coaches and
the schools are required to sub-
mit a letter of apology to the fed-
eration and failure to comply will
result in their suspension being
continuous. The coaches and
schools were also suspended by
the Penn Relays officials from
participation for the same period.

“The BAAA is satisfied that
the matter was handled objec-
tively, having regard for the facts
presented and the penalty rea-
sonable under the circumstances.
The federation’s decision has
been forwarded to the institu-
tions and coaches of the
schools.”

TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM





PAGE 14, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010

TRIBUNE SPORTS

SPORTS
























































































SIMIC
OF SASSAL, RAH ALAS

SUMMER “LEARN TO SWIM" CLASSES
June 28" to July 23 2010

REGISTRATION AT
QUEEN'S COLLEGE POOL
SATURDAY May 29, 2010
9:00 A.M. TO 11:00 NOON

Registration forms available on the website:
ww, barracudaswimming.org

WASHERS & DRYERS

DESIGN &

INNOVATION

The fine line of General Electric appliances found
at Geoffrey Jones are designed to suit your needs,
providing the ultimate in convenience, performance
and style. With the best that technology has to offer,
competitive pricing and a full service department,
Geoffrey Jones is your ultimate appliance centre.

imagination at work GEOFFREY

Sales & Full Service Department
Rosetta & Montgomery Streets

322-2188/9
JONES & CO

By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

THE Bahamas continues
its long standing tradition of
international softball recog-
nition with yet another
entrant into the Hall of Fame
of the sport’s governing body.

Naomi Ellis will become
the 12th Bahamian inducted
into the International Softball
Federation’s Hall of Fame
after a storied career which
spanned nearly two decades.

Ellis’ time in the competi-
tive arena began in 1968, last-
ed until 1987 and featured
numerous national team
appearances for the Bahamas
at the regional and interna-
tional level.

She also spent years play-
ing in the New Providence
Softball Association and var-
ious Other leagues on the
Bahamas Softball Association
circuit.

Ellis’ list of accomplish-
ments included an impressive
stint at the Caribbean Ama-
teur Softball Tournament
(CAST) during the 1970s.

She began her internation-
al career on a strong note
when she won the Most Out-
standing Rookie Award at
CAST in Belize and followed
with her second CAST
appearance at the event in
Bermuda in 1973.

In 1975 it was the
Bahamas’ opportunity to host
CAST, and Ellis had an
opportunity to showcase her
skills at home.

Ellis followed with perhaps
her best CAST performance
when she led the Bahamas to
the tournament champi-
onship and secured the bat-
ting crown as the top hitter.

She was a member of the
Bahamas’ 1978 World Cham-
pionship team at the event
held in San Salvador, El Sal-
vador, and at the First World
Games in California, USA.

At the peak of the
Bahamas’ success on the
international scene, Ellis was
at the forefront, as she rep-
resented the country at the
fourth Women’s Fast Pitch
Championship in China in
1981 and later that year fin-
ished off a stellar season by
helping the Bahamas to win
its first CONCACAS Cham-
pionship.

In 1982, Ellis’ single was
the lone hit standing between
the Bahamas and being
shutout with a no-hitter
against the high powered US
at the World Championships.

She officially retired from
competition in 1987.

BSF president Burket
Dorsett, said Ellis deserves
much acclaim for a storied

career.

“It is hard to think of a
player more worthy of such a
lofty distinction and Naomi
has certainly made a mark for

SOUR AU TRC

the Bahamas, not only with
the recognition she has gained
internationally but for her
efforts at home in the local
leagues as well,” he said. “It is



a well-deserved accomplish-
ment and speaks volumes
about the recognition the fed-
eration and its players have
achieved.”

ia

a

bbe

SFERYL CROU

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!



Grammy-winner and singer-songwriter
sheryl Crow will perform her classic songs
which are a unique
blend of rock and country

Saturday, May 29th, 2010
9:30 PM

en) *t=al=ler= lila

5s open 6:3
FOR TICKET INFORMATION CALL 3

FBO W Ne Bh



If you want to receive all the latest news about Atlantis
eoncerts and other evants then join the e-newsletter
just for residents The Atlantis Scene!

Just subscribe to TheAtlantisScenea@kerzner.com!



MINISTRY OF WORKS & TRANSPORT

NOTICE
CORRIDOR 1A

Bamboo and Zion Boulevard
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE & DIFERSIONS

JOSE CARTELLONE CONSTRUCCIONES CIVILES 5.4 would like to inform the motoring public that East Street South
will be permanently open to the motoring public, effective Thursday Jume 3, 2010 while road works will be carried out on

sections of Bamboo & Zion Blvd for approximately two (2) weeks.

*Motorist travelling through Buttercup Drive onto Bamboo Blvd. will be affected and are asked to us an alternate rowte to

their destination,

*Motorist travelling north & south towards ¥iow Bld ont East St, should following the signs posted "DIVERSION" throwgh

Antonio Drive,

Detowrs will be clearly oarbed to allow ihe safe passage for pedestrians. motorist and proper signage will be erected delineating the work zone.
har fofiaice Linoopbont de prapeed i+ greatly appreciated aad we de apologies for ihe incoweeaieuce 4 deleps comied,

abba rie Cea ete bait Cede
(Offic Hester Seder SE ge oh: LD per
OW DALLA

beat. dohorevnchoo tetera

Fer further inforreagen ples contact
Te Braga Deprun Lint

Seiriorry of Werks 5. Sreeet
Manian: PG] Od
Era: coblicworbaitbaitt anil:

TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM





THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010, PAGE 15



LOCAL NEWS



FROM page one

ceed we had to force ourselves
back into gear,” said Aria
Chandler, final year medical
student.

A state of emergency was
declared for the capital
Kingston and St Andrew’s
parish on Sunday, in the gov-
ernment’s effort to serve an
arrest warrant on Christopher
“Dudus” Coke, who is wanted
for extradition to the United
States to answer gun and drugs
charges. Jamaican officials
have arrested more than 500
people since operations were
launched in the downtown
Kingston community of Tivoli
Gardens on Monday. Over 45
civilians have been killed, most-
ly men. At least three officers
also have been killed.

“Tt is still a pretty bad fight
between the police and the gun-
men. Everyday there are more
shootings. When you watch the
news you don’t get the impres-
sion that they have the situa-
tion under control,” said Dr
Arlington Lightbourne, past
president of the Bahamas Stu-
dent Association.

“T am not saying all is well,
but there are no Bahamians
that I am aware of that are near
the communities currently
fighting. That does not mean
things can’t change, but for the
most part, the UWI is business

Bahamians sit
exams amid conflict

as usual,” said Dr Lightbourne.

Violent clashes have been
reported in Tivoli Gardens,
Spanish Town, Denham Town,
Mountain View, and to a lesser
extend Red Hills Road, among
other areas. The resort areas,
primarily 100 miles away on the
north coast, have been unaf-
fected, as well as the rest of the
country.

“It doesn’t make me worry
about my own safety, but it
makes me worry about the
innocent people living in the
areas. So many services are cut
off to the community, includ-
ing health services and food. I
am pretty comfortable as far as
it relates to my safety and the
other Bahamians here. All the
Bahamians here are not direct-
ly (in the line of fire), even
though some people have
reported hearing gunfire,” said
Dr Lightbourne.

He is currently stationed at
the University Hospital, which
has seen an increase in trauma
since the violence erupted.
Elective services have not been
cancelled at University Hospi-
tal, however they have been at
the Kingston Public Hospital
(KPH), which is located in the
heart of downtown Kingston,

where the conflict is raging.

Students who were on rota-
tion at KPH and the Busta-
mante Hospital were removed
from duty last week, before the
conflict erupted, according to
Ms Chandler. It is unclear
whether any Bahamian doctors
in Jamaica are among the
cohort of doctors at KPH.

“KPH is overwhelmed. They
are asking for doctors to come
in, but the big issue is how to
transport medical staff to and
from KPH. There may be one
or two Bahamian doctors work-
ing at KPH, but I am not in
contact with them,” said Dr
Lightbourne.

The Medical Students’
Library is reportedly closing at
6pm, until further notice, unlike
their usual 6am closing time.
Other businesses are closing
early, like banks and fast food
restaurants.

“On campus it feels normal. I
am not sure how it will be when
I go off campus, because every-
thing shuts down early now. No
one is open beyond 6pm,” said

Ms Chandler. Final years
exams in the Faculty of Medical
Sciences are still in session.
Results are expected to be
released on June 7. Ms Chan-

dler said she would leave
Jamaica after that and drive to
the Sangster International Air-
port in Montego Bay if neces-
sary.





MACKEY ST STORE ONLY
MAY 28 & 29

SIDEWALK SALE







Legal action planned against police
FROM page one

and her face badly scraped by the tarmac, while her sister suffered
serious injuries to her spine.

The Yellow Elder Primary School students claimed the car was
speeding past the bus in the new one-way dual-carriageway when
it hit them both and Mr Pierre said the driver, believed to be a
police officer, stopped his car immediately after as a crowd gath-
ered. He said five police cars and two ambulances arrived, but as
Mr Pierre went to Princess Margaret Hospital in the ambulance
with his daughters, he said the driver was allowed to go free with-
out charge.

Mr Pierre, who operates a convenience store in Market Street,
wants the driver to be charged for driving without due care and
attention and he is calling for the one-way traffic system imple-
mented on March 30 to be reversed as he has seen an increase in
speeding in the residential area.

“My children could have died,” he said.

“It’s very scary — Nassau is so dangerous.

“And now we have a highway right through the ghetto. The cars
are not passing, they are flying, and there are a lot of children in the
area who can’t even go out to buy an ice-cream anymore, because
the cars are flying by.”

He took Kerva to PMH yesterday for her cast to be removed, but
she is still walking with crutches and has marks from the acci-
dent on her face. She will return for a check-up on July 8, while
Eva’s condition must be closely monitored, the father said.

In their fight for justice the family has been offered assistance by
attorney and new National Development Party (NDP) member
Paul Moss who, at a press conference on Wednesday, accused
police of trying to cover up the incident.

“A month later after the accident, it was reported that the dri-
ver will not be charged,” Mr Moss said.

“Tt stems as a cover up. These are children, 10 and 11 years old,
and police are saying the children are responsible for their injuries.

“We will pursue this matter; these are very young children with
their lives ahead of them. We must deal with it, respect them and
the constitution.”

The Tribune requested information from police just days after
the accident but it was not until after the press conference that
police confirmed there was an accident. However, police did not
provide details about the investigation before The Tribune went to
press.

Learn more at
bahamas.scotiabank.com/mobile



ee vay apy







ieee mee me

elesleie)
KFC Nassau

TOP HITS
EMR -
LU EEUU Ce

BGP 1) THES WES
) RAD 3.)
CU ALS US B MD TROND os.
MDREATIAETAR CARES

bs
BUTLER & SANDS GROUNDS, JFK



TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM











THE TRIBUNE ®
AF Q@2SehT BE

FRIDAY,

MAY 28,



FAMILY GUARDIAN

INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED



By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he Government will

not have to increase

taxes in next year’s

Budget if its eco-
nomic and fiscal forecasts for
this year hold true, Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham told Tri-
bune Business, as he unveiled
plans to privatise Nassau Flight
Services.

“We do not now think we
will have to increase taxes for
next year, but that depends on
circumstances,” the Prime Min-
ister said, after unveiling a 2010-
2011 Budget containing some
$100 million in tax increases, as
he attempts to plug a record
fiscal deficit expected to reach
5.7 per cent of GDP, or $425
million, this fiscal year.

While Mr Ingraham’s com-
ments may be seen as a few
crumbs of comfort for
Bahamas-based industries
impacted by this year’s tax
increases and restructured
regimes, the Government
appears to moving towards ‘get-
ting out of business’ or, more
bluntly, exiting activities that
could be better performed by
the private sector.

Referring to the Govern-
ment’s 100 per cent state-
owned ground handling firm,
which operates at Lynden Pin-
dling International Airport
(LPIA) and provides services
to airlines, Mr Ingraham told
Tribune Business: “We will pri-

SECTION B ¢ business@tribunemedia.net

PM: No tax rises likely next year



PM HUBERT INGRAHAM

vatise Nassau Flight Services,
and privatise solid waste man-
agement and, later on, waste
collection.”

He offered no details or a
timetable for Nassau Flight Ser-
vices’ privatisation. Ian Morte-
more, Nassau Flight Services
general manager, said he was
unaware of plans to privatise
the company, and declined to
comment further when con-
tacted by Tribune Business yes-
terday.

Meanwhile, the Prime Min-
ister said the 2010-2011 capital
works Budget of $265 million
was $10 million more than last
year’s $255 million.

He described this, though, as
an “inflated number” since it
included the Government’s $16
million equity contribution for

New Budget treating
‘symptom, not cause’

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

MEMBERS of the Bahamas
Motor Dealers Association
(BMDA) were locked in an
urgent meeting with Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham last
night over the tax changes they
believe could cripple their
industry, one executive telling
Tribune Business that the Gov-
ernment was dealing with “the
symptom, not the cause” of its
fiscal malaise by focusing sole-
ly on tax increases.

Rick Lowe, operations man-
ager at Nassau Motor Compa-
ny, told this newspaper that
dealers would meet with the
Prime Minister at 5pm yester-
day afternoon to discuss the
restructured Excise Tax regime
for the auto industry, which has
seen rates reduced to just two -
65 per cent and 85 per cent,
with the appropriate duty
determined according to engine
size.

Having detailed the negative
impact on the auto industry in
yesterday’s Tribune Business,
Mr Lowe said the regime
change had meant a 17.5 per
cent increase in the retail price
of one of its most popular mod-

* Motor dealers locked
in meeting with PM last
night over duty rises

* Analysts fear tax increases
could slow economy
further, delaying recovery

* Hotel tax increases work
directly against attempts
to create ‘value perception’
among travellers

els, the small CRV sports utili-
ty vehicle. The price, he sug-
gested, would rise from $38,000
to $45,000, describing this as a
“killer”.

Meanwhile, Mr Lowe said
the Ingraham administration -
like successive governments
before them - had failed to
tackle the real cause of the
Bahamas’ fiscal imbalance,
namely that the size of govern-
ment was too big, with knock-
on consequences for expendi-
ture.

“It’s impossible to hold the
line,’ Mr Lowe told Tribune
Business. “We cannot afford all

SEE page 7B

‘Killing off the goose
that laid golden egg’

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A FORMER Chamber pres-
ident yesterday questioned
whether the Government could
“make the hard decisions” nec-
essary to achieve its key objec-
tive of bringing the debt-to-
GDP ratio down to 40 per cent
in the medium term, and
warned it was “in danger of
killing the goose that laid the
golden egg” through the sharp
tax increases on the hotel and
auto industry.

Dionisio D’Aguilar, who is
also Superwash’s president, told
Tribune Business that the Gov-
ernment’s own Budget projec-
tions indicated it was not confi-
dent about getting close to the
40 per cent threshold in the
medium-term, with the debt-
to-GDP ratios for the 2011-
2012 and 2012-2013 Budget
years projected to be 49.2 per
cent and 48.7 per cent respec-
tively.

While praising the Govern-
ment’s recognition that it had
an “operating deficit problem”,
and attempt to address that in
the Budget by lowering the
GFS fiscal deficit from $425
million this fiscal year to $227

* Ex-Chamber chief
expresses fears that
hotels/auto industry
unable to absorb
tax increases

* Not confident in
government’s ability
to achieve 40%
debt-to-GDP target and
‘make hard decisions’

* Questions over GDP
data used, as deficits
set to continue

* But businesses should

be ‘thankful’ no cost
of doing business rises
across the board, as
tariff rates unchanged

million in 2010-2011, Mr
D’ Aguilar said: “The debt as a
percentage of GDP remains in
the high 40 per cents over the
next three years.”

Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham said the Govern-
ment’s short-term Budget

SEE page 5B

* Government to privatise Nassau Flight Services
* PM hits at PLP government for increasing National Stadium costs
for Bahamian taxpayer to $40m via location, due to location
* Says Christie administration left government with public sector insurance
premium policy that rose from $9m in fiscal ‘07-08 to $38m this year
* Taxes not keeping pace with inflation, as government does
not include BTC sales proceeds in Budget calculations

a 40 per cent stake in the new
Arawak Cay port. A further
$16 million was required for the
construction/renovation of new
Supreme Court premises at
Ansbacher House, a project
expected to cost $12 million,
and the purchase of the Kelly’s
Building on Bay Street, which
will be transformed into a cen-
trepiece of downtown’s revival.

Stripping out these items
would reduce the Governmen-
t’s capital spending budget clos-
er to $230 million, Mr Ingra-
ham said, as opposed to $265
million.

He then criticised the former
Christie administration’s choice
of location for the new Nation-
al Stadium, revealing that it was
far from being a free $30 mil-
lion ‘gift’ from the Chinese gov-
ernment to the Bahamian peo-
ple.

Mr Ingraham told Tribune
Business that the Bahamian
taxpayer, via the Government,
would have to spend $40 mil-
lion to complete the National
Stadium by financing the instal-
lation of all utilities, amenities

and landscaping.

This price tag is some $10
million more than the $30 mil-
lion it is costing to construct the
building, with the Chinese turn-
ing over the ‘shell’ of the prop-
erty, and Mr Ingraham said
costs to the Bahamian taxpayer
would have been less if a more
suitable National Stadium loca-
tion had been chosen.

“It’s going to cost us at least
$40 million to get the National
Stadium operational,” Mr
Ingraham revealed, saying this
would cover the cost of
installing utilities, roads, land-
scaping and support services.

Some $15 million has been
allocated in the 2010-2011 cap-
ital budget for the Queen Eliz-
abeth Sports Centre Redevel-
opment Project, at a time when
the Treasury is scrapping for
every cent to finance essential
public services.

“Having chosen the site that
was chosen, that increased the
cost of support services,” Mr
Ingraham told Tribune Busi-
ness, pointing to its distance
from utility and transport con-







nections. “If it had been a dif-
ferent geographical site, it
would cost less dollars to make
operational.”

Other major capital projects
to be undertaken in the next
fiscal year, Mr Ingraham said,
were a further $40 million
advanced to the New Provi-
dence Road Improvement Pro-
ject, plus a special, one-time
$4.2 million subsidy to the
Water & Sewerage Corpora-
tion to facilitate utility works
on Bay Street and downtown
Nassau, Mackey Street and Sol-
dier Road.

The Corporation, along with
Bahamasair, have both seen
their main subsidies cut by $1
million, to $18 million and $16
million respectively, for 2010-
2011. And ZNS has seen its
subsidy slashed by 50 per cent,
from $8.5 million to $4.25 mil-
lion, yet together, the three
state-owned entities are still set
to cost the taxpayer more than
$38 million.

Mr Ingraham, meanwhile,

SEE page 2B

S1.2m cost if farm closes

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

IF ABACO Big Bird Chick-
en farm is forced into closure
because of the Government’s
removal of chicken import per-
mits, the island could lose a $1.2
million contributor to the local
economy, its owners told Tri-
bune Business yesterday, hav-
ing cancelled an order of chicks
when they received the news.

Partner in the farm, Carol-
jean Lowe, said she and her
staff were caught off-guard by
the Government’s decision to
immediately end the chicken
imports permitting regime.

FAMILY GUARDIAN

INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED

,

call us today at 396-1355

SALES OFFICES: NASSAU | FREEPORT | ABACO | ELEUTHERA | EXUMA | CORPORATE CENTRE: EAST BAY STREET | www.famg



Chicken farm alarm at import regime end, and
says 40 jobs could be at risk, with chick order
immediately cancelled upon hearing news

They have already arranged a
Monday morning meeting with
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham to discuss the matter.

“We had to cancel the chick-
ens coming in next week and
now we are looking at every
avenue,” said Ms Lowe. “But
we know that people will sup-
port our products and that they
will stand up over other prod-
ucts.”

She added that while 60 per
cent of their chickens are sold
on the local Abaco market,

much is exported to New Prov-
idence.

And while she represents
only 1 per cent of the chicken
market in the Bahamas, the rest
coming from imports, Abaco
Big Bird typically sends a con-
tainer of chicken to New Prov-
idence. Yet it recently only sent
90 cases.

According to Ms Lowe, her
staff were immediately alarmed
by the Mr Ingraham’s words:

SEE page 2B

-
“As Exeeilent

retirement

headed in the right tirection?

invest in an annuity

[a stable income stream post-retirement
[1 guaranteed investment returns
[4 flexible payout terms

all of the above

$42 pay-out
from the ABDAB
Stake purchase

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE investment vehicle
majority-owned by Sir Garet
‘Tiger’ Finlayson and his fami-
ly is set to pay out at total $42
million dividend to its share-
holders following the $100 mil-
lion-plus sale of its stakes in
Commonwealth Brewery and
Burns House, it was revealed
yesterday.

Based on the announcement
of a $14 per share dividend, and
2,985,262 shares being issued
and outstanding, the dividend
set to be declared by the Asso-
ciated Bahamian Distillers and
Brewers (ABDAB) will total
some $41.794 million, a sum
likely to keep happy dissenters
who previously raised questions
in Tribune Business about the
process surrounding the divest-
ment of the Burns
House/Brewery stakes.

ABDAB yesterday attempt-
ed to clarify the situation sur-
rounding the sale of its Burns
House Commonwealth Brew-
ery stakes, which is believed to
have earned the company $120-
$125 million, via an advertise-
ment in Tribune Business.

The message, said to come
from the company’s president,
Mark Finlayson, said the move

SEE page 4B





\ -- rs
The information contained is from a thir
party and The Tribune can not be held
responsible for errors ands
fromthe daily report,

















A SUBSIDIARY OF

FAMGUARD

CORPORATION





PAGE 2B, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010
aS
PM: No tax rises likely next year

FROM page 1B

also blasted the former Christie
government for ‘pandering’ to
the public service via wage and
emolument increases, plus
overly-generous insurance pro-
visions, that were now weighing
heavily on the Government’s
finances.

The Prime Minister told Tri-
bune Business that life/medical
premiums for the public service
stood at around $9 million in
the 2007-2008 fiscal year, but
for 2010-2011 were set to cost
$38 million - a level he branded
as “unsustainable”.

Mr Ingraham acknowledged
to Tribune Business that “most
of our taxes are not keeping
pace with inflation”, pointing
to the fact that the $5 increase
in departure taxes - from $15
to $20 - was the first time this
particular tax had been
increased in 20 years. Even this
increase left the Bahamas
“amongst the low end in the
region” on this tax.

He added that the $8.934
million increase in motor vehi-
cle taxes, produced by the
changed licensing regime and

consolidation of the 19 sepa-
rate rates into three, was
designed to offset and largely
cover the $12 million that the
Government must now pay the
Bahamas Electricity Corpora-
tion (BEC) for street lighting.

BEC, he added, “will
become taxpayers again”, with
the two-year holiday on Stamp
Duty payable on its fuel
imports having come to an end.

Asked about progress on the
Bahamas Telecommunications
Company’s (BTC) privatisa-
tion, and whether that will help
to close the Government's fiscal
gap, the Prime Minister said
any sales proceeds would not
be a factor in the 2009-2010
budget figures.

“It is not expected that will
happen, and it 1s not budgeted
for it to happen in the next fis-
cal period either,” Mr Ingra-
ham said, indicating the Gov-
ernment would treat any pro-
ceeds from the sale as a bonus.

The Prime Minister said
Bahamas-based companies that
would either be graduating, or
having limits placed upon duty-
free concessions, as a result of

THE TRIBUNE

changes unveiled to the Indus-
tries Encouragement Act
would “feel it the most” in
terms of the 2010-2011 Bud-
get’s impact.

“We are now going to limit
the access to duty-free imports
to light and cottage industries,
small businesses, which are
defined in law as having
$250,000 turnover or less per
annum. That will see a signifi-
cant number of persons gradu-
ating from that exemption,” Mr
Ingraham told Tribune Busi-
ness.

On the amendments to the
Spirits and Beer Manufactur-
ers Act, which increased the tax
rate per gallon on beer pro-
duced by Bahamian breweries,
with the long-term objective of
equalising the rates paid by
Sands and Commonwealth on
beer produced domestically, Mr
Ingraham said: “That will also
be consistent with the Eco-
nomic Partnership Agreement
(EPA) requirements, and
reduce the cost of imported
beer and the impact on the
tourism side of the economy in
terms of the cost of beer.”

S1.2m cost if
farm closes

“The current requirement for a
permit to import chicken is being

Real Estate |



‘
reer ay

eRe U Tet tot ele

10% off Storewide
Up to 75% off Selected Items

RUBINS

established 1929

Harbour Bay Shopping Center 322.3170
Cable Collage, Cable Beach 327.7072



ae Te Ua

Ki
F

Ss eM eS a
Tel: 502 2356 “

for ad rates

eliminated.”

The chicken farm produces up
to 60,000 birds for slaughter, not
enough for the entire Bahamian
market, but Ms Lowe is afraid the
elimination of the permit will force
them out of their niche.

“Tf this fails we will lose around
40 people,” she said.

The owners of the farm were
concerned by the Government’s
lack of consultation on the matter,
and seem to be upset by the fact
that it told them nothing about the
changes nor when they would come
into effect.

Ms Lowe said she wanted to see
the Government raise the duties
on chicken instead of rescinding
the permit requirement.

Another principal, Lance Pin-
der, said the Government’s deci-
sion was another disincentive to
young people going into farming
and animal husbandry, as they
advocate imports with their poli-
cy. “If this shuts down it will have a



huge effect,” he said.






Have no fear. Bounty is here. :

Bounty's super absorbent quilts soak up just about anything PLUS its superior
strength when wet allows each sheet to be reused. Try Bounty paper towels to take
the stress out of disastrous household mess.

The Best Ever Quilted Quicker Picker-Upper

Available in The Bahamas



TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM







THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010, PAGE 3B



a
Brewery assessing 50 per

cent duty growth impact

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia. net

COMMONWEALTH
Brewery (CBL) is assessing
how a 50 per cent increase in
excise duties and its being grad-
uated from the Industries
Encouragement Act, which
now has a shelf-life of five
years, will affect its business as
it is absorbed by Heineken
International and prepares for
its Initial Public Offering (IPO).

Managing Director of the
Burns House Group of Com-
panies, LeRoy Archer, said,
that the excise duty increases
and a 100 per cent increase in
duties on raw packing material
will “significantly impact the
future of CBL beers in the
Bahamas”.

The company has benefited
from a zero tax regime on its
imported raw materials and
equipment.

Now, Commonwealth Brew-

ery will have to revisit its finan-
cials and how it does business,
which will also ring true for
Grand Bahama’s Bahamian
Brewery, maker of Sands beer,
as the new tax regime is phased
in for them.

Government proposes to tax
the Grand Bahama brewery $4
per gallon until the tax is incre-
mentally built up to $6 per gal-
lon, when it will be on par with
Commonwealth Brewery’s tax
regime.

“The increase in the tax rate
will be phased in on beer pro-
duced in the Port Area that is
shipped to other parts of the
Bahamas,” said Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham in his budget
communique.

“It is being increased to $4
per gallon and eventually will
be brought to the same level as
other locally-produced beer.

“The phase-in of tax on Port
area beer reflects the fact that
other beer manufacturers in the
Bahamas have benefited from

concessions for extended peri-
ods of time following their start-
up.”

Mr Archer said Common-
wealth Brewery officials are dis-
cussing the increases with the
Government, but are waiting
for a response from the Prime
Minister before making a final
public statement on the mat-
ter.

“All questions are quite rel-
evant but the PM should
respond first,” he told Tribune
Business.

Commonwealth Brewery
recently announced its inten-
tion to release its 25 per cent
IPO, valued between $60-$65
million.

It is expected that the sale of
Commonwealth Brewery and
Burns House, valued at $240
million, will be completed
before the end of this year. This
will be recognised as arguably
the largest equity IPO in
Bahamian capital markets his-
tory.

3% deficit target beats Wall Street’s first expectations

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



THE Government’s 3 per cent fiscal deficit
target for 2010-2011 is better than a Wall Street
credit rating agency had predicted, its leading
analyst for the Bahamas yesterday telling Tri-
bune Business the key question was whether the
Ingraham administration could achieve the $200
million revenue increase it was projecting in a
still-contracting economy.

Emphasising that she had only looked at the
Budget’s ‘broad picture’, Lisa Schineller, a direc-
tor of Standard & Poor’s (S&P) sovereign rating
group, said that bringing the fiscal deficit down to
3 per cent of GDP, as opposed to the record 5.7
per cent this year, was “not something we expect-
ed right away”.

Gabriel Torres, Moody’s vice-president and
senior analyst for the Bahamas, declined to com-
ment to Tribune Business, saying he wanted
more time to study the 2010-2011 Budget’s
details.

However, it appears that the Government’s
tax increases, designed to raise an extra $100
million, some 50 per cent of the projected rev-
enue rise, and spending containment measures
have sent the right message to the international
credit ratings and capital markets. That, in turn,

Some things just
belong together

Energy Star® Qualified Tall
ey
LER Lier ae

AnyWareâ„¢ Plus silverware basket

CMU Cee Le mT
era aT
a ULL Laie meee ||

areca he

WSF Certitied Sani Rinse

should prevent any further downgrade of this
nation’s sovereign credit rating.

Ms Schineller said the critical question for the
2010-2011 Budget year was whether the Gov-
ernment would be able to increase revenues from
$1.295 billion to $1.492 billion, given that there
was no revenue buoyancy in an economy forecast
to contract by a further 0.5 per cent in 2010.

The S&P executive, meanwhile, said the pro-
jected 2009-2010 fiscal deficit of 5.7 per cent or
$425 million was higher than S&P had projected,
although it had anticipated a slide from the 3.9
per cent forecast by the Government.

“The [fiscal deficit] outturn was higher than the
Budget had projected,” she added. “We were
also assuming there was going to be slippage. It
was a little bit higher than we had anticipated - we
had 5.2 per cent, and it came in at 5.7 per cent.”

Ms Schineller said S&P had been projecting a
2010-2011 fiscal deficit greater than 4 per cent, so
the Government’s projected 3 per cent was “not
something we expected right away”.

Another positive, she said, was the Prime Min-
ister’s message that the Bahamas was seeking to
“reverse sooner rather than later” the deficit and
debt-to-GDP positions, as it reinforced this
nation’s history of macroeconomic stability and
fiscal prudence - a key factor underpinning its
high sovereign credit ratings.

BLUM eee Tete

EERE als
eter eae,

se ywerâ„¢ Burners

Cea Mme Tee eee

STOMA Lemme ees]
Self-Cleaning Syste

cleanup

Employment Opportunity

OPERATIONS MANAGER (with oversight for compliance)

Summary of Key Responsibilities:

* Managing the day-to-day operations of the Banking Department focusing on overall
workflow, productivity improvement, timeliness, problem determination and resolution,
training and staff development, guidance and team leadership. Supervise, coach and train
employees, to include organizing, prioritizing and scheduling of work assignments.

¢ Play an integral part in the management and internal control flow process.

* Develop strong working rapport with clients to finalize creative ideas and establish strong
relationships. Promote a customer first culture and a policy of continuous improvement.

* Managing the relationship of various outside vendors/clients and supervising the com-
munication process, as the need arises, to correct any discrepancies.

* Evaluating and streamlining existing bank processes and formalize documentation of the
internal control processes within the banking and loan related areas, as well as compliance
and risk management.

* Maintaining up-to-date procedures consistent with the bank’s credit policies and bank-
ing prudential regulations, with regards to treasury management.

* Ensure compliance with established internal guidelines and external regulations affect-
ing the department. Oversee the bank’s overall compliance activities ensuring adherence
to policy and procedures. Liaise with Group Compliance.

* Review existing client files to ensure they are fully compliant. Monitor account opening
and the due diligence process as well as monitoring of client transactions for suspicious
activity.

* Implement effective systems to improve the compliance function and providing recom-
mendations/periodic assessments of the level of compliance to management.

* Identify compliance problems through compliance testing, analysis of audit reports, staff
meetings and on-going interaction with other compliance officers.

Perform other duties deemed necessary.
Requirements:

Knowledgeable of banking operations and daily procedures
Working knowledge of compliance requirements

Fair knowledge of financial services and products

Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products

Sufficient work experience as a professional in the financial sector
Strong communication skills and analytical abilities

Experience in managing and empowering people

Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Planning and Organizing skills

Qualified applicants should send their resume and cover letter to
Att: Operations Manager position

P.O. BOX N-7120

Nassau, Bahamas

Deadline for submission is June 11, 2010



Whirlpool®
Kitchen
STO) Ns
$5,185

Aree eg)
you pay cash.

1.6 Cu. Ft. Microwave-Range
Bem e UE
eee ae

22 Cu. Ft. Energy Star®
Qualified Side-by-Side
tote rei
ED2FHEXVO

Teme Maes emer imines
PLUME eh ae Ea Pe otal) Electronic ice and water
dispenser with standard push
buttan controls. Adjustable door
Saber Me] MAAa Lele] Com eLe heel aTe

other large containers

Open Monday thru Saturday, 8:30am ‘til $:30pm

Master Technici

APPLIANCES & ELECTRONICS

Village Rd, Nassau, Bahamas
ieee eee eee. er
www. mastertechbahamas.com

TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM

You will be satisfied!





PAGE 4B, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ROBIN RICHARD PHILLIPS
of GREEN TURTLE CAY, P.O. BOX AB-22741, 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 28 day of MAY, 2010 to the
Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, PO. Box
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that DAVID RICHARD PHILLIPS
of GREEN TURTLE CAY, P.O. BOX AB-22741, 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 28 day of MAY, 2010 to the
Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



Legal Notice

NOTICE
MOONLIGHT GROUP LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 27th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., PO. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE
TERA INVESTMENTS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 27th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

EVERSHINE
INTERNATIONAL LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 27th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
MAMAU BUSINESS CORP.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 27th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

$42m pay-out from the ABDAB stake purchase

to sell ABDAB’s major assets
was approved at the company’s
annual general meeting on Jan-
uary 4, 2010, with 76.2 per cent
of the shareholders present.

The Securities Commission
was subsequently informed that
the deal had been approved,
with government approval
received on April 28, 2010.

The deal would always have
been approved, given that Sir
Garet holds a majority 58.5 per
cent stake in ABDAB through
General Bahamian Companies.
He is also supported by a fur-
ther 56,250 shares owned by
Maratani Holdings - believed
to be a vehicle for his children,
Mark, Rae, Tanya and Nikki.
Together, those holdings
account for a 60.4 per cent
stake.

However, observers said the
unresolved issues related more
to the process by which the deal

was approved, and questioned
whether all investors had
received adequate notice of the
AGM and what was on the
agenda. The AGM took place
on January 4, just after the New
Year, and the notice would
likely have gone out in or
around the Christmas period,
when minds were elsewhere.

Tribune Business’s calcula-
tions also showed that Bradley
Roberts, the PLP chairman and
former minister of works, holds
a 3.3 per cent stake in ABDAB
via 97,358 shares, while anoth-
er long-standing business part-
ner of Sir Garet, Franklyn Wil-
son and his family, hold 19,125
shares.

It is difficult to work out the
stake held by Sir David Gib-
bons, ABDAB’s second largest
shareholder, as his shares are
held in the name of a corpo-
rate entity. Two appear on the

shareholders register, North
American Finance, which owns
591,409 shares, or Westward
(Grand Cayman) Ltd, which
owns 333,333. Both companies
share the same Bermuda
address.

If Sir David is the ultimate
beneficial owner of both, he
effectively controls a 30-plus
per cent stake in ABDAB.

Minority shareholders had
previously told Tribune Busi-
ness they were questioning
whether they would benefit
from the Burns House/Com-
monwealth Brewery sale, hav-
ing received zero information
on it.

T. B. Donaldson, the former
Central Bank governor and cur-

THE TRIBUNE

rent Commonwealth Bank
chairman, who holds some 604
ABDAB shares, told Tribune
Business: "The answer is no", in
response to whether he had
received any information on the
Heineken transaction/.

He added: "I doubt whether
any shareholders received any-
thing. I seldom receive anything
from, them. I'd be quite sur-
prised if anyone received any-
thing at all.”

When asked whether he
hoped to receive a dividend
from ABDAB, as a result of
the company receiving a nine-
figure sum from Heineken for
its stakes, Mr Donaldson
replied: "I hope so, but I never
hold my breath."





Legal Notice

NOTICE

LEAK VENTURES LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 27th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

BRIGHT SEAS AND
DIAMONDS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 27th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

FLYINGHIGH
HOLDING LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 27th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

CAYENNE
PLAINES LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 27th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



ASSOOUITED BAHAMIAN DISTILLERS AND BREWERS LIMITED
(ABDAB)

DIVIDEND NOTICE

TO ORDINARY SHAREHOLDERS

We ore pleased to advise that o Final Dividend for 2009 of
514.00 per shore shall be poid on or before 3 )st Moy
2010 to Ordinary Shareholders of record os ot 21st May
2010.

The payment will be mode in the usual monner through
Bohames Centro! Securities Depository (fommoally CF
Limited,"Colina Financial Advisors Limited), our Ragsstror and
Thonsfar agents.

Borry Newnan
Company Secretory





Legal Notice

NOTICE
ULMILL TOWN

HOLDINGS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 27th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

LONGVIEW INT'L
INVESTMENTS LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 27th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

FAWCETT
PLAINES LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 27th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., PR O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM



THE TRIBUNE

FROM page 1B

objective was to contain the
debt-to-GDP ratio’s growth,
then get it back to 40 per cent
“as promptly as possible and as
economic conditions permit”.

Yet Mr D’Aguilar told Tri-
bune Business: “I don’t believe
that. I don’t believe they can
make the hard decisions to get
the debt back down to 40 per
cent in the medium term.”

The Government’s bud-
getary data appears to lend
weight to his argument, given
that it is still projecting fiscal
deficits - albeit less than the
current 5.7 per cent, or $425
million, record - right through
2011-2012 and 2012-2013.

The GFS fiscal deficits
(which strip out debt principal
redemption costs) for those two
years are projected to be 1.8
per cent and 1.6 per cent of
GDP respectively, or $143 mil-
lion and $136 million in mone-
tary terms.

With the economy projected
to start by growing again in
2011, by an estimated 2 per
cent, it appears that the Gov-
ernment may once again be
relying on its old trick of GDP
growth to keep the fiscal deficit
and debt-to-GDP ratio in
check, rather than taking fur-
ther action itself - through
either new or increased taxes,
or spending cuts.

Several observers have also
questioned the GDP figures
presented with the Govern-
ment’s Budget calculations, giv-
en that they appear to be using
GDP based on current prices,
rather than real or ‘constant’
prices, to determine key ratios
such as the debt-to-GDP.

GDP in current prices is
showing growth based on infla-
tion, when everyone knows the
Bahamian economy contract-
ed by 4.3 per cent in 2009, and
1.7 per cent in 2008, with a fur-
ther 1.8 per cent contraction
expected in 2010. As a result,
some analysts suggested that
using GDP measured in cur-
rent prices to calculate the debt-
to-GDP ratio could be mis-
leading, and keeping the latter
lower than it actually is.

Meanwhile, Mr D’Aguilar
said that while the overall
Bahamian business communi-
ty was likely to be happy that
the Government left Customs
Duty/Excise Tax rates
unchanged in the Budget, the
move to increase taxes on the
hotel and motor industries was
not a prudent one.

“T don’t think that was a par-
ticularly wise move,” Mr
D’ Aguilar said of the decision
to raise taxes on those sectors.
“It looks like that with the
motor vehicle industry, you’re
killing off the goose that laid
the golden egg. Those two
industries cannot absorb anoth-

te eoordipgte spd mepege all Dey te Deg Opersiional mpects

of Event Opareiiens focluding the Fallowlng:

SKILLS AND AKLLITIES
* aed renee HI
* Lxceptiong! peek

QUALIFICATION Alt EXPERIENCE
j alent mdivelil

Uh hee

gtlery Tevet

er increase.”

The former Chamber presi-
dent said he did not “get” why
the Government had chosen
not to regularise the numbers
business, something by its own
admission could generate $30-
$40 million in additional taxes
per annum. He added that the
players in this sector largely
wanted to be legitimised, and
many Bahamians supported
this, but the opponents
appeared to hold sway.

Mr D’Aguilar told Tribune
Business that the 2010-2011
Budget had targeted four spe-





cific industries - banking, real
estate, hotels and the auto
industry.

He added that the real estate
sector “appeared to be living
with the 2 per cent increase” in
Stamp Duty across the board
on real estate transactions,
apart from those for first-time
buyers, while the commercial
banks would be able to absorb
the 50 per cent fee increase -
an attempt to raise a further $5
million.

However, the banks were
likely to “flow” the $0.15, or 60
per cent, increase in Stamp

NOTICE







EXXONMOBIL EXPLORATION CHAD
(MYA) LIMITED







Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137 (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 23rd day of March, A.D., 2010.





Dated the 25th day of May, A.D., 2010.






Carol G. Gray

Liquidator of
EXXONMOBIL EXPLORATION CHAD

(MYA) LIMITED



NOTICE
EXXON CAMPOS BASIN LIMITED

N OTIC EIS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

EXXON CAMPOS BASIN LIMITED is in
dissolution under the provisions of the
International Business Companies Act

The dissolution of the said Company
commenced on the 21st day of May,
2010 when its Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the

Registrar General.

The Liquidator of the said Company is C.
G. Gray, of 16825 Northchase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.

Dated the 25th day of May, 2010.

‘Killing off the goose that laid golden egg’

Duty on banking transactions
directly through to the con-
sumer. The same was set to
happen with the restructured,
and increased, duty regime for
motor vehicles, Mr D’Aguilar
said, while the cost of Bahamas
stopover vacations was also set
to rise as hotels passed the
room tax increase on to visi-
tors.

He added, though, that the
Budget tax increases were
unlikely to raise the cost of liv-
ing for most Bahamians, unless
they were embarking on auto
or real estate purchases.

Adding that the Ingraham
administration had attempted
to “tackle a couple of business-
es and industries that were sig-
nificantly under-taxed”, Mr
D’Aguilar said: “I think they
[the Government] made a spe-
cific effort not to dump signifi-
cant additional taxes on the
Bahamian business communi-
ty generally.

“We have to be thankful that
they did not simply tax Bahami-
an businesses more by increas-
ing import duty rates, which
would increase the cost of doing
business across the board.”

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MICHELINE PIERRE of
THOMPSON BLVD., NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible tor 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 218" DAY OF MAY, 2010
to the Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box

N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



a a

314 December 70

ean

ar TL
ey



Seem Mee tae em na

eames Mame ay aa

SUC Re Um LU acne
aU ence mesic
CR TENN ear ALSO HEN]

Pe Wma emer e

LC CRUD Re RUT me
We

PMO ACA es RT

ml



Divacter of Hawen Resourcer & Trelplnd
Po, Bes N-349)
Nasieu, Behemeit

OF ele emath hreeniolttod ferro car

DIVIDEND

NOTICE

PREMIER COMMERCIAL REAL
ESTATE INVESTMENT
CORPORATION LIMITED

TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Directors of
PREMIER COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
INVESTMENT CORPORATION LIMITED
has resolved to declare a Dividend in the amount
of Twenty Cents ($0.20) per share for all share-
holders of record as of the close of business on
the 4th, day of June 2010, the same to be pay-
able as of the 5th, day of July 2010.

All payments shall be made through Experta
Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited, the Regis-
trar & Transfer Agent, pursuant to the instruc-
tions of the relevant shareholders on the files of

Experta Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited as

at the 4th, day of June, 2010.

Ivylyn Cassar
Secretary

HARRY B. SANDS,
LOBOSKY MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company

NOTICE

EXXON CAMPOS BASIN LIMITED



Creditors having debts or claims
against the above-named Company are
required to send particulars thereof to
the undersigned c/o PO. Box N-624,
Nassau, Bahamas on or before 16th day
of June, A.D., 2010. In default thereof
they will be excluded from the benefit of
any distribution made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 25th day of May, A.D., 2010.

C. G. Gray
Liquidator
16825 Northchase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060
U.S.A.

BKG/410.03

ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE BAHAMAS
GOVERNMENT TREASURY BILLS

Sealed tenders for B$84,100,000.00 of 91-Day Treasury Bills
will be received by the Banking Manager, The Central Bank of
The Bahamas, Frederick Street, Nassau up to 3:00 p.m on Fri-
day, May 28, 2010. Successful tenderers, who will be advised
should take up their bills against payment on Tuesday, June 1,
2010. These bills will be in minimum multiples of B$100.00.
Tenders are to be on special forms obtainable from the Central
Bank of The Bahamas or Commercial Banks.

Tenders must state the net price percent (in multiples of one
cent) and should be marked “Tender”. The Central Bank of the
Bahamas reserves the right to reject any or all tenders.

ORR OR OR AR ARR OR OK OK OK OK OR OK OR ORR OR OR OK OK OK OK ORK KOR OR OR OR ORK KKK KK RK RR

IN THE ESTATE OF BISHOP
HARCOURT PINDER, iate' of
Soldier Road in the Eastern 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 claim or demand
against the above Estate are
required to send their names,
addressed and the particulars of
their debts or claims duly certified
in writing to the undersigned on or
before the 4th day of June, A. D.,
2010 after which date the Executrix
will proceed to distribute the estate
having regard only to proved debts
or claims of which notice would have
been given.

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

Corporate Legal Services
Chambers
110 Pickstock Place
Robinson Road
Nassau, Bahamas

Attorneys for the Executrix of the
Estates of
BISHOP HARCOURT PINDER

PUTS TT
UC Ml Ey rm LU
just call 502-2371 today!



TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM



THE TRIBUNE



New Budget treating ‘symptom’

FROM page 1B

the civil servants we have. It’s
just impossible and not sus-
tainable. We have had 43 years
of deficit spending, borrowing
like there’s no tomorrow, but
guess what? Tomorrow’s here,
so all of us have to pay the
piper.”

Acknowledging that the
Government was “in a difficult
position”, Mr Lowe said: “Does
that mean they have to get it
all from one industry?

“The ultimate problem we
have is not taxation. It’s gov-
ernment spending, but it’s too
much of a switch mentally to
make. We’re trying to treat the
symptom and not the cause.
Going forward, it’s not going
to change unless there’s funda-
mental changes in the way the
Government operates.”

Several observers, who
requested anonymity, yester-
day questioned whether the
Government’s Budget had got
the balance right between get-
ting the public finances back
on a more sustainable path
without hampering the private
sector - and general economy’s
-recovery from one of the deep-
est recessions in living memory.

“T think it’s going to slow the
economy even more,” one ana-
lyst said, telling Tribune Busi-
ness that the business commu-
nity was still trying to digest the
tax increases yesterday.

“But there’s pressure from
the rating agencies. They’re
between a rock and a hard
place.”

Many tax increases, espe-
cially those affecting the hotel,
real estate and auto industries,
will be passed on to the con-
sumer, and there are also con-
cerns they might prompt busi-
nesses - especially those that
are struggling - into more
downsizing.

Particularly worrisome are
the increases impacting the
resort industry, the Bahamas’
largest private sector employer,

given that many resorts are still
unprofitable and the sector
underwent a rightsizing exer-
cise that cost several thousand
jobs in late 2008-early 2009.

The Government is project-
ing that taxes generated from
the tourism industry will
increase by $40.307 million in
2010-2011, rising from $97.17
million in 2009-2010 to $137.478
million this coming fiscal year.

The increased hotel guest
room tax, which rises from 6
per cent to 10 per cent, is
expected to provide a $17.546
million increase - from $27.654
million to $45.2 million. And a
$13.062 million increase is
expected from the $5 rise in
departure taxes on air passen-
gers, the sum collected rising
from $28.26 million to $41.321
million.

Also concerning is that these
tax increases, when combined
with rising utility, promotional
fees and NIB contributions, go
directly against the Bahamian
hotel industry’s efforts to posi-
tion itself as a destination offer-
ing value-added vacations.
Vacation costs can only rise as a
result of these increases, mak-
ing the Bahamas even more
uncompetitive in terms of price.

This was outlined by Robert
Sands, the Bahamas Hotel
Association’s (BHA) president,
who told this newspaper: “Our
emphasis in recent years has
been focused on creating val-
ue in the minds of increasingly
value-conscious customers.

“This has become increas-
ingly difficult given the financial
challenges many hotels are fac-
ing in these difficult economic
times. This is why the increase
in hotel room tax and increase
in departure tax is a concern to
our industry. These added costs
will definitely impact our busi-
ness going forward.”

Mr Sands said the resort
industry would have to now
best assess how it could “cre-
ate value in the vacation indus-
try”, given cost increases it was
facing.

FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010, PAGE 7B

TEeaok

is Cytiiey eool

ee

TT |

a

[je

ey” '.

aturday, Mee, 27

BUTLER& SANDS GROUNDS, JFK DRIVE.

oe

Rte eu ea
Show begins 8pm SHARP!

a ee
te

ET ate eee etal
Chill out in the

Heineken VIP with the
Heineken Models for 520

fy iz
ie Peek "

Sosa Man
Ricardo Clark
Papa Smurf
M-Deez
aT

tH

CJ Priest
Daddy Whites
Raquel Oliver
rece
Padrino
ms
Savage Bull
K-Jae

‘ys Heineken’ MUSIC

e





























INSURANCE MANAGEMENT
i (BAHAMAS) LIMITED LIMITED
INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS BROKERS & AGENTS
eal se
: ¥
o|1|2)3|4/9/6|7|8|9)0f
Low MODERATE | HeGH ais Ba
li Fre dneetiea thas LY ine ramet
nea 2% a FA High Waa ue
High Ras" ; j 107 F Sigh HEIN) Lew jn)
(Lose TS" FS" . ep Teday wl are I24gumn «(J
ii bs +e pr 14 pom
a i {. Saturday & Eg
, i - . aa :
f ek = Slalisties Sundds na
': W — 7 A Tomperaiuce - J 135
- Sigh: oF" Aa i i Faz
- ek B12 kok Lie 7E"F24" | al] ‘., = Lo 3 Maaday — _-
7% os a. WEST PALM BEACH - yr ee : zz Tairiatieg 10044 ‘tam dl
_ = Higk EP Pi" i. a yews hey pe 1? por 19 pom ]
r Lome 72* FE" zn : ; Wetresiy1 1° EcMu
A i. FT. LAUDERDALE FREEPORT 2 pm. paar a 7 i on
ek High: 2 2G ph: * FE = am = a a Thirty Etagui
<1 tie Lose: 7S" FB" G = C Lora: 74" F239" ae _s Ecd pn
A
: a ~ AccuWeather.com
V BILAN : ELEUTHERA eceiis 188 9s ws Ta)
6-12 knot i. Highk- Ar Fos" 1G WASSAU High: 90" Rez c ap cuWenther. i Senin & ; 7
7 = ~ = . 7” res E Bal Eero Po ge
ay lel High: 37" Fait Lora: PE" Fata” © Surckat 40m (Mieane
: Z » Lew TAG Pall
REV Weel S e i>) CAT ISLAND ‘ale
High: 27" Fa" 1c _ << High: BB" FH"
Lowe TH Fa" 6 7 ¥ A ete nee Ee jon Ju? dum due, 28
an. B. mm. un.
= +-a.4nds — <> {> SAN SALVADOR
ae v GREAT EXUMA iighe SOT FEC
3-6 etch: (High: Ou" FSC Loe: Ta* Ps 6
a Low 7" Fea
Shown is today's weather. ra fockey's i
highs and bok ht High: 0" Fea" G . dik.
Lora: 75" F24" 1 () ail “ —
eae eae meg LONG ISLAND Vv
POC ec ne Nigh 90° FGI As
CREE a i Law 7 Ree C
i hy cra Cape Hatteras = 2 MAYAGUANA
Charlotte * Highs: TT°Fas°C cvirh is Bodery's “t ae
+ Fae © Highs: 80° RYS2°C te A re, 7 PmaWiaa en ther Tamperahires CROOKED ISLAND / ACKLINS :
aN Charleston : c dey 'shigte and . ; . ;
ey lighs: ao Fac wen Tn Highs: TR°F 26°C bod ay" and yy igh: OO Fe"
tiie 4. oe e2° Fasc ee ee | denier) es RAGGEDISLAND LomTT"BRs"c
* néacols vannai 4% eee ee is aa
' 423 1 See * ey ey ee High: 90° F/a2"C
* Highs: ae Fac Highs: SP FSC “a So 2 Se = Loven 74" FG"
“30 Daytona Beach “a pe GREAT AGUA
- etee eee” Highs: B8°F/31°C:- > sh Grea ie ae High: 0" FyE2"E
eee ee ee ETS iy fo) i “ fA Low "Rac A
Tarmipas = © ae = > + Freeport ~~ —' r P
Highs: 20 Fia2"o** Highs: 86° F20°c: a ee 7a ee i = os ma ‘a, Eo
Mal + ae = chk bee? ck ee ERE EE He & FS *
iami «ss ee a
; ao Mpeee yk hehe eee TA 4-3 knat
25 Highs: ACESS J." Higha: aT Fra1ee ines cae
. 4 Sa
Highs. B&F 731°C sy 220 DOSE
ee eae La oe eee WANES WISIEILITY MADER TEMPS.
a0) . Qns: a pa. Port-au-Prince ee ABACO Tow a Fasel Wins F
Cozumel Highs a i acc + Re Juan = a amir = Feet “ 25 F
Highs: 9O°FIS2"G <=> tts * Highs “aa Frac ~~ — on 1 Fe : Mains aa |
Race ee of a Eanta oe 4, Antigua Ca GLAAD Trart Fav T Mies "FF
Highs: 83°F/2e"C* = * = = Kingston * Dominga © eee ee oe pace: nu 3 Fi p Mies 2
ls ff TP: Iqgl iii reieheerrerc bighs-ee FRO: : Se ee al ced ERDOKED SLANE Toc SF : is ee
ee ie kee eee ee Be =a ELEUTEERA View a he 2 les EI"
eee et eee va as Barbados iu Foe cis RI" |
te has Ke ® Aruba Curacao Highs: a°Fas1°C FAEEROST Toa = Fax Ci Me les EF
te i te Sate” «Managua Highs meas c 1 li pas Ci hh 7 t
Sees eigns: 87° Fia1-C y imlosiad ener _, Trinieiad a ot Ee va a
he Ee OE a eee a +4 + Tohage GEEAT AGE = Toca J Fae E. aii: EL F
me eee ee Oy, ee . Sec be y Saha 2 Fi E EI F
ee ase. | nes Fg eg ~ ——— 7 Highs: BB"Fra1"C ome ELAN Te 2 Fed ih sa” F
i, ork +: % ae | = & % % : Tt 2 Fas ri nA F
nan. High: roc OF Rae eras tts Highs: S1Pawe . ieee es meh Sle re na a cure TT
fs th, Se, Te. Ty Ie 7 | ha hg Bn, as ig, Thy En, Te Ego my om ly, Thy Ec, Big, Thy Me Tig iY Uy My Te, ih ee la 5 Fasol 5 iaile E
- i © a wea lize a ad / bie B2
= eee ee ee ee ee ee ee ee ee eee. ot ark 1) Famed ti Mile nr 5
as a0 75 still MO pili 24 GO Lit ig tf2 50, seem ie, ft teers
Ware Cot Brainy hoa Rain T-sicrrs. Flariss aren ioe BEGGED La [rel = Peed (ah ie Ea F
we a fd 8 ‘ : ~ i i 2 Rae Wy aZF







= fi

(B: AHAM. AS) LIMITED. INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS

rT DISCUSS ST ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM



Full Text


Pim blowin’ it



m Lhe Tribune



So ANY TIME...ANY PLACE, WE’RE #1
HIGH 89F
LOW TIF

o. mm EUSA TODAY

SUNNY BAHAMAS EDITION

www.tribune242.com





Steak Is Back
For Breakfast!

Volume: 106 No.154 FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010 PRICE —75¢ (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25)

Sakapfet Bahamas

aN ODN are) Ola



SEE PAGES SEVEN, EIGHT, TEN AND ELEVEN

Subsidies axe will
evastate’ College

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@Tribunemedia.net

$2.47 million reduction in

subsidy to the College of
ie Behan crore TU CR EU a
on its services and facili-
FORMER Education ties is expanding will be —
Minister Alfred Sears has
condemned the Govern- ALFRED
ment for failing to “invest SEARS :
o me =—_ nonae stb veWhile the Govern-
ital at a critical time” as the

2010/2011 budget reveals cuts ment has essentially maintained
in subventions to the College the level of funding provided

of the Bahamas and private :
schools. Mr Sears suggested the SEE page Six

“devastating” for the
institution and retard its
drive to transition to uni-



Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

Legal action planned against police
alter children hurt in car accident

By ALESHA CADET
and MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
9 mreynolds@tribunemedia.net





A FAMILY is planning
to take legal action against
the police, claiming they
failed to act after an
allegedly off-duty police
officer struck two children
with his car, seriously injur-
ing both.

Wilner Pierre, 45, feared
his daughters Kerva, 10, and
Eva, 11, could have been
killed when they tried to
cross Market Street togeth-
er and a 1994 Jeep Chero-
kee drove around a stopped
bus hitting them both and
throwing them to the

| ground at around 4pm on
Tim Clarke/Tribune staff “pril 13.
PICTURED (left to right) are fifth grade | Kerva’s leg was broken

Yellow Elder primary student Kerva Pierre, SX page 15
10, her father Wilner Pierre and her sister

Eva Pierre, 11.















—— Ca eee

DISTRAUGHT: Yasmin and Leslia Leslie Miller’s daughters, emotional break down outside of court yes-
ae eek fea ee : :

Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net



A JUDGE yesterday ordered another retrial
for two brothers charged with the brutal 2002
murder of Mario Miller after the latest retrial
ended in a hung jury yesterday.

Brothers Ricardo Miller, alias "Tamar Lee",
and Ryan Miller, alias "Manny", are charged
with the murder of Mario Miller. The victim,
son of businessman and former MP Leslie Miller,
was found dead in bushes near the Winton Super
Value food store on Saturday, June 22, 2002, his
body having suffered multiple stab and chop



Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

SEE page six LESLIE MILLER consoles his daughter outside of
court yesterday.







Bahamians sit
exams as armed
conflict rages

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

ALTHOUGH violent
clashes continued in Jamaica
yesterday between gunmen
and security forces, the
Bahamian community at the
University of the West Indies
(UWI) remained far
removed from the conflict.

While the unstable condi-
tions have left many Bahami-
ans fearful, operations at the
UWI have gone uninter-
rupted. Final year exams in
the Faculty of Medical Sci-
ences are still in session.
Fourth year students are still
doing rotations, until June.
School is out for other stu-
dents.

“We were scared on Mon-
day and Tuesday, but since
the university decided to pro-

SEE page 15

Hurricane season
could he worst on
record — experts

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter

tthompson@tribunemedia.net

WEATHER experts are
warning that this year’s
Atlantic hurricane season
could be the worst on record
with a maximum of 23
named storms and 14 hurri-
canes.

It is feared that an
extremely active season
could exacerbate the situa-
tion in earthquake-stricken
Haiti and deepen the oil spill
crisis in the Gulf of Mexico.

As reported previously by
The Tribune, local meteo-
rologists anticipate the
Bahamas could experience

SEE page 12

Concern over
proposed cut for
youth programmes

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

FUNDING cuts of over
$900,000 proposed for gov-
ernment youth programmes
has raised concerns for gang
expert and youth worker
Carlos Reid.

The Youths Against Vio-
lence (YAV) president said
the cuts affecting some 12
youth programmes run by
the Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture (YSC), and

SEE page 12





ieee

tea |

Pret Lath me

ge

Better Service
Bahamian-owned
Pte taes Eee eal]

SPECIAL

ERT eCH lei)
5 Door Hatchback

eto Se

ed te
pe eet Bae

‘Oli rc: at nnn eee TLL TRC RCE Me ect PT RL
PERC ire eR ea |







NASSAU AND BAHAMA TISCANDS* EEADING NEWSPAPER





ntague

MOTORS LTD.

Village Road Near Shirley Street
Tel: 3492/5 OR 394-1377




PAGE 2, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010 THE TRIBUNE
LOCAL NEWS



Thousands expected fo turn up for concert

-
-








Ms. Rebekah A. Flowers on completing a Bachelor | ll i
of Science in Bio-Chemistry, Graduating with top honors, Suma - aa
Cum Laude, in top 5% of her graduating class at the Prestigious

Spelman College. Other accomplishments include:

Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Kappa Chi, Golden Key International
Honors Society, President Obama Health Reform Scholar White
House, Merck Scholar, S.T.E.M. Scholar, Dean’s List, Howard
Hughes Scholar and numerous other awards and recognitions.

Congratulations from her parents, Bishop Anthony C. Flowers HE Second Annual Heineken Green Hype
; ; - described by event organisers as “a mas-
and Min. Sharon D. Flowers, her sisters and brothers and other sive outdoor showcase concert” — will be
supporters, family and friends and the members of Seed of Faith held tomorrow on the Butler and Sands’
: ai “T grounds on John F Kennedy Drive.
Wo rd Outreach Mi nistry. Thousands are expected to come together to see top
| non-traditional Bahamian artists perform live on stage.
Organisers said last year’s event was a “slamming suc-

Comments or questions may be directed at cess” and patrons demanded an encore.

miraclevalley6 @gmail.com Once again, R&B, pop, soul, hip-hop, and reggae
artists from the “Bahama Hot Ones” morning show on
EL PADRINO 100 Jamz have been booked to woo the crowd with their
performances.

Returning to the stage for this year’s event is I-Rate,
Jah Nyne, Sketch, Papa Smurf, Ricardo Clarke, El Padri-
no, M-Deez, and Sosa Man.

Hype newcomers include C J Priest, Daddi Whites,
Raquel Oliver, Savage Bull, K-Jae, and Julien.

Green Hype will be hosted by the entire 100 Jamz
team including on-air personalities and mix deejays.

g

An Innovative Product
from an
Innovative Company!





SOSA MAN, one of the star
attractions at the Second
annual Heineken Green Hype,
to be held tomorrow.

Ue
RS

Pdi
PHONE: 322-2157

Storm Frame Windows Ltd. 74 Mount Royal Ave. * T a 325.6633 * F 242.325-6638
www. storm f ram e. ¢€ Oo Mm

MUS

Beraard Rd - Mackey Se - Thompeon Bird











‘Restaurant Week
VARIOUS LOCATIONS, MAY 72-30, 2010

Night at Jacaranda Gala Event

JACARANDA HOUSE, PARLIAMENT 5ST. FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010

Festival Day

JUNKANOO BEACH EAST, SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2010

For ticket information, call tel: 326-0992.
Or visit our website at: www.downtownnassau.org/seafoodfestival









TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM


THE TRIBUNE



LOCAL NEWS

FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010 , PAGE 3



MAGISTRATE'S COURT CASES

US student fined $9,000
over brawl with h police

By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

AN American college stu-
dent who pleaded guilty to a
number of charges stemming
from a brawl with police last
Tuesday night was fined $9,000
by a magistrate yesterday.

Jordan Hawks Proffitt, a res-
ident of Florida, pleaded guilty
to 11 charges stemming from
an incident at the rear of the
Straw Market near Senor
Frogs. Magistrate Ancella
Williams told a tearful Proffitt
that she took into considera-
tion his guilty pleas, his previ-
ous good conduct, the serious-
ness of the offences and the
submissions of his attorney.

She told the Daytona State
College student that his actions
were “unwarranted” and
“unacceptable.”

Proffitt was convicted and
sentenced to pay:

¢ A fine of $2,500 or serve
12 months in prison on one
count of grievous harm

¢ A fine of $500 on each of
the three counts of causing
damage

¢ A fine of $1,500 or serve
six months in prison on each of
the two counts of aggravated
assault

¢ A fine of $1,500 or serve
six months in prison on one
count of issuing death threats

¢ A fine of $500 or serve
three months in prison on one
count of assaulting a police offi-
cer

Proffitt was also sentenced
to time served time served for
disorderly behaviour, obscene
language, and resisting arrest.
He spent a week on remand at
Her Majesty’s Prison.

Proffitt was informed that if
he failed to pay the fines, he
would have to serve the sen-
tences, which would run con-
currently, meaning he would
have to serve the longest sen-
tence of 12 months.

Magistrate Williams told
Proffitt she chose not to impose
the maximum sentence in light
of the fact that he had pleaded
guilty to the charges.







Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

FN Tem AOL 0) a Mane eee Florida resident Jordan Proffitt yesterday.

A sobbing Proffitt told the
magistrate, “Thank you”. His
mother, who sat in court cry-
ing as the sentences were read,
also thanked the magistrate.

According to prosecutors,
one of the officers involved in
the incident suffered a dislo-
cated shoulder and a fractured
thumb while another was head
butted while trying to arrest

Ml POLITICS: MPS’ SALARY CUTS

Making the case for full-time MPs

By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

TO ENSURE the best pos-
sible representation for the
public, the Bahamas should
have full-time members of par-
liament who can devote their
full attention to tackling the
nation’s problems, opposition
MPs said.

Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell
and West End and Bimini rep-
resentative Obie Wilchcombe
said that on a salary of $28,000,
it is impossible for an MP to be
a full-time public employee and
fulfill their financial obligations
at the same time. As such, Mr
Wilchcombe said, the country is
continually “short-changed” in
terms of effective governance,
effective laws and effective rep-
resentation.

Their comments come as the
government announced a five
per cent cut in MPs’ salaries for
the year as part of efforts to
offset revenue loss due to the
global economic downturn.

Mr Wilchcombe said: “Let’s
be real — if an insurance agent
has to worry about collecting
his debits all over the Bahamas,
he is going to go and collect
what he has to collect. If you
think about the lawyers, they
have court cases, they have to
be in court. Doctors have to go
and treat their patients.

“The point is, how can they
contribute to the growth of our
democracy in all of its truest
forms if they are distracted by
having to work for a living, earn
a salary so they can support
their family, and be able to lead
a normal life?

“You cannot make it on
$28,000. If we expect parlia-
mentarians to be effective we
have to understand it is not
going to happen until such time
as you get to a point and you
say, ‘Listen, here is a salary’.
You would then attract those
who are seriously committed to
serving our nation.

“You will get the best people
who want to serve the country
who are committed to that -
not individuals who are simply
looking for a vocation or a part-
time job in parliament.”

As it stands now, he said, the





Wilchcombe

Mitchell

majority of MPs (including
some on the government side)
are “part-time” public servants,
as they have to devote a great
deal of time to another source
of income.

“We have to find a way to
create a structure where salaries
are comparable to a decent liv-



Proffitt. The officers had
reportedly been responding to a
disturbance at the rear of the
Straw Market, near Senor
Frogs, when they found Prof-
fitt in the street yelling at anoth-
er man.

Proffitt told the court last
week that he had become
involved in a bar fight and was
dragged outside.

ing. Right now — and let’s be
real, something is wrong with
this — permanent secretaries
earn more than Cabinet minis-
ters. The whole thing is wrong
and that is because we have
been trying to be politically cor-
rect and not real. Now is not
the time to do it, we are talking
about years from now.

In a recent address to the
Elks National Convention, Fox
Hill Fred Mitchell reminded
lodge members that Sir Lyn-
den Pindling once warned that
the politics of the Bahamas was
becoming dominated by
lawyers. Mr Mitchell said the
former prime minister’s fears

He alleged that he was then
grabbed from behind and
thrown to the ground, put in a
choke hold, thrown in a van
and punched in the face.

He admitted that he fought
back, but claimed he did not
know he was struggling with
the police, as he was unaware
of what kind of uniforms
Bahamian officers wear.

have come true because mem-
bers of the legal profession are
generally well paid and can
afford to sit in the House of
Assembly, whereas members
of other professions often
choose not to serve for fear of
going broke.

He said: “Who would doubt
the hue and cry, the revolt there
would be, if the whole country
were run as a theocracy? Yet
the country today is run by a
class that is so one-dimensional
that those at the bottom are
chaffing to rid us of it but are
without the means to do so,
save to complain. The country
is the poorer for it.”

Each week from Monday to Soturday
Sa lure a
eoding designer in
The Bohamas with an
In-store display of their creations.

Home Faliric’s. will

eT Lr at
rics

“Meet the Designers”
A \y Yo een a ALL
OBS FABRICS
One of a kind Special Occasion Fabric
Iridescent Talfeta, Two Tone

Shantung, Beaded & Sequin Fabrics
Lamour & Chiffon

Cedric Bernard
Ph: 328.7478
or 432.9460

fey a Tre hhh



ai why

Madeira St. [242] 325-6733 = Robinson Rd.[242] 322-3080



PUT CLEC
ETT TUM an









Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

CHARGED: The American juvenile outside court.

By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net



A 17-year-old American girl charged with murder was
arraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday afternoon.

Police have charged the juvenile with the murder of
American Anna Garrison. Last July, Zyndall McKinney, of
Isabella Boulevard, was charged in Ms Garrison’s death.

It is alleged that the juvenile and McKinney caused the
death of Garrison between Sunday, February 25 and Sat-
urday, July 4, 2009.

Ms Garrison's badly decomposed body was discovered by
walkers in a bushy area off Fox Hill Road south near the
Blue Water Cay development on Saturday, July 4, 2009 at
around 6.20 pm.

Sheets

She had been shrouded in sheets and her feet were
wrapped in plastic bags.

The 33-year-old first came to the attention of police on
February 25, 2009, when they received a missing person
report from the United States Embassy in Nassau.

Garrison, a West Palm Beach resident, had last been in the
US some time in January.

The juvenile, who was accompanied by a Social Services
worker at her arraignment, was not required to enter a plea
to the charge.

Prosecutor Darnell Dorsette of the Attorney General’s
Office told Magistrate Carolita Bethell that the prosecution
will proceed with a Voluntary Bill of Indictment, fast-track-
ing the case to Supreme Court.

The accused was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison and
is expected back in court on June 3.







DREN DAH FALSE

if i i Cai b>

Galleria Cinemas

Vie Slalll-at- lara
TS. CAFR CAPERS AT loot APT RADY

EFFECTIVE MAY 28TH, 2010

=e ew! teeta fen l ea wo
SsexTHECTV? Wem] 15 | wa | ats | rs [mn | os |
WEW | WAT WA | Wek | Ow | acts | Onc
oe SS SS 4
Sees SE FOREVER AFTER 30 4-15 | 3:49 | a | gts | gap |
mor foals uefa faa
proiwnooo | ttt | ee | m0 | |
Se Ee ee
srw Fras Le |
MOSTAR OW ELMSTREET oc | 115 | x90 | nam | axe | 38 |
Serer ae

ewe rwn ouomacen aa) a [140 [van | wi | acta | a | va |

Ve ee ee

LEE YOR ECARD TO RERER WE TICKETS. AT Sa0-36a5 OF AW GALL BAIA CER CO

framceorrensa mew] 1:00 [3:30 | wia_| 6:00 | 4:25 | 195)
ee eae

fusrwncnt _w [as [325 [wa [60s [o20 | 1945

feonwwz [rao (WA [eto [wa [720 100]

PoC
| —

Use your cecmnd bo nsarae fokebs at 960-9549 or visit us ot
www. bahamas local oom



TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM
PAGE 4, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010

THE TRIBUNE

EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Tribune Limited

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

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

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

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

Shirley Street, PO. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas
Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama

TELEPHONES
Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising) 322-1986
Advertising Manager - (242) 502-2352

WEBSITE
www.tribune242.com — updated daily at 2pm

Internet thief attempts to collect funds

PERSONS with an idea and willing to
develop it can sit at home in front of their
computer and create a business. Some of
these ingenious creations prosper, while oth-
ers flop because they have not caught the
public imagination.

However, this electronic instrument that
makes it easy for the honest citizen to do
legitimate trade is heaven sent for the enter-
prising thief. Today he too can sit at home
and ply his dishonest trade. He no longer
needs burglar tools, a mask and a flashlight to
get into your valuables after dark. Like the
legitimate entrepreneur, he sits in front of his
computer and working those keys for all they
are worth can get his hands into the pockets
of the gullible. By the time he has pushed
away from his Internet he can have a couple
thousand dollars from the victim’s bank
account secured into his own.

This week a lawyer in the Attorney Gen-
eral’s office fell victim to such a shyster.

At 10am on Tuesday we were working at
our computer when an urgent message
flashed on the screen. “Emergency!” it
announced.

We stopped what we were doing and
opened it. The following was the message.

“Hope you get this on time? Sorry I didn't
inform you about my trip to the United King-
dom, I'm presently in Scotland and am hav-
ing some difficulties here. I misplaced my
bag on my way to the hotel where other valu-
able things were kept including my passport.
I will like you to assist me with a loan of
2,500 Pounds to sort-out my hotel bills and to
get myself back home. I will appreciate what-
ever you can afford to assist me with and I
promise to Refund the money as soon as i
return. let me know if you can be of any
assistance. Please reply me A.S.A.P.”

It was signed with the Nassau lawyer’s
first name.

We phoned The Tribune to speak with
our secretary to get the office telephone
number of the lawyer.

“Oh, no,” said Mrs Poitier. “ll give you
the number, but X (lawyer’s name withheld)
is stranded in Scotland. I have just received
an e-mail from X asking for money.”

“That’s impossible,” we replied, “at 8.41
this morning X e-mailed a story from the
Gleaner on the worsening situation in
Jamaica. That e-mail was sent from Nassau,
not from Scotland.”

We called the number. X answered the
phone. Already the phone on X’s desk was
ringing non-stop from friends who had also
received the same S.O.S. for funds. They
wanted to know what had gone wrong. The

NA
NAD

Nassau Airport
Devolaprom Canary

whole situation was out of character for X, so
everyone knew that something was amiss.

Of course, we knew what was happening
because last year we were inundated with
the same request — same wording, even the
same typographical errors. The only thing
that varied was the location of where the
person was stranded, although interestingly
enough it was always in the UK and British
pounds were always requested.

If only two of X’s friends were gullible
enough to fall for the hoax the sender could
have made an easy £5,000 for the day.

This was X’s story.

Early that morning X was at the Attorney
General’s office preparing to go to court on
a murder trial. But there was an e-mail
request that had to be dealt with before X
left. Yahoo — or what looked like a gen-
uine request from Yahoo with all the Inter-
net’s proper icons in place — needed a veri-
fication of X’s Yahoo account or else the
account would be shut down. Rushing to
court, X could not afford to lose her e-mail
account, and so the questions were quickly
answered, including information on the pass-
word. About an hour later X returned from
court. The desk phone was ringing. Not only
had we called X, but every person listed in
X’s address book — from Washington,
Dominica, Trinidad and other areas of the
world — were calling.

Even before the lawyer had a chance to
complain, Yahoo knew that there had been a
security breech. The account had been com-
promised and so Yahoo had locked it down
for 24 hours. Yahoo then set up a tempo-
rary account and gave the lawyer instruc-
tions on security for the future.

The lawyer then sent out a hurried e-mail
to all the addresses listed informing them to
ignore the request. The police were also
informed.

Among the friends who called many of
them told the lawyer that the same thing had
happened to them. The friend from Domini-
ca said she had lost her Yahoo account for
two years because there was a persistent
hacker, who just would not leave her account
alone.

There are many of us who on seeing such
a message would delete it. However, the rea-
son such scoundrels persist in their trade is
that there are too many gullible persons out
there who fall into their trap. The crooks
persist because their persistence pays off.

We hope that none of our readers will
fall into the trap set by society’s drones who
use their brains only to live off the industry of
others.



Stolen vehicles
and dealing with
the problem

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I read with interest the
recent revelation of the Police
with regards to stolen vehi-
cles and hasten to add my
views for public information.

Vehicles stolen in New
Providence are used by crim-
inals for the following pur-
poses: (a) Youths going
joyriding. It is very likely that
these vehicles are recovered.
(b) Getaway vehicles in cases
of armed robberies. These
may also be recovered intact
if not retained by the crimi-
nals for future criminal
attacks. (c) To get parts for
repairs to similar vehicles and
to sell parts to garages and
parts dealers. This is big busi-
ness. (d) For “cloning” and
resale in New Providence and
the Family Islands. The crim-
inals change the colour of the
vehicle and the upholstery.
They are very good at chang-
ing the features of the vehi-
cles. You would be riding in
your stolen vehicle and would
not recognise it. (¢) The vehi-
cle owner, who wishes to
defraud the insurance com-
pany. The vehicle is reported
stolen and later recovered
destroyed by fire.

Recommendations have
been made by me over the
years to governments and the
appropriate government
agencies, that included the
following:- (a) Better scrutiny
of vehicles arriving at Road
Traffic Department Inspec-
tion Centre for inspection. It
was recommended that all

LETTERS

letters@triounemedia.net



inspections must include
checks of the VIN number,
engine number and the chas-
sis number.

The cloned vehicles are tak-
en to the Road Traffic Inspec-
tion sites to be inspected and
forged papers are used to
obtain the licenses. Having
completed the process the
vehicle can be sold. (b) Ship-
ping agencies in New Provi-
dence must be asked to com-
municate with the Police
whenever vehicles are
brought to them for shipping
to The Family Islands. It is
where the Police and Road
Traffic Inspectors can check
all of those — identification
numbers on the vehicles to
ensure that they are not on
record as being stolen. In
recent years the Police has
recovered scores of stolen
vehicles on Family Islands, in
particular Andros and Aba-
co. (c) Insurance companies
must encourage vehicle own-
ers to have effective and effi-
cient alarm systems installed
in their vehicles. The compa-
nies could recommend sys-
tems such as: G.P.S., which
would speed up the recovery
of the vehicle. There are oth-
er systems, which tend to
immobilise the vehicle when
attempts are made to remove
it, without the keys. It was

suggested sometime ago that
the insurance companies
motivate the vehicle owners
by decreasing the premiums
for persons, who take appro-
priate measures, approved by
the insurance companies to
protect their vehicles.

Experience has shown that
many persons, whose vehicles
are stolen, stripped, destroyed
or burnt benefit from the pay-
ments made to them by their
insurance companies.

In many instances they can
acquire a later model vehicle.

Many of our resorts, hotels,
places of entertainment and
shopping malls do not accept
responsibility for stolen vehi-
cles.

They have signs indicating
“Park at your own risk”. In
many countries such places
have to provide adequate
parking lot security for their
customers. Why not in The
Bahamas?

A visit to the Police Recov-
ered Vehicles Compound
would show the junk that is
being recovered.

The owners prefer to col-
lect insurance benefits than
going there to claim their
vehicles.

It is time that the Police
charge a storage fee for the
vehicles in the lot there to
cover the administrative costs.

PAUL THOMPSON
Nassau,
May 17, 2010.

The risks of implanting microchips in animals

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Please advise the public,
local veterinarians and “the
powers that be” that scientif-
ic data proves that animals
(dogs, cats, mice, rats, Dama-
raland mole-rats, a bat, house
musk shrew and an Egyptian
fruit bat) have developed can-
cerous growths due to their
microchip implant.

In addition, scientific docu-
ments show that animals have
experienced serious neuro-
logical damage and also died
because of the microchip
implant procedure.

Also, a vibrant young Chi-
huahua named Charlie Brown
bled to death in 2009 after a
veterinarian implanted a
microchip in little Charlie.
Adding insult to injury, Char-
lie’s owner did not want to
chip him, but the law in her
county mandated it.

And then there is Hadden;

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that OREL NICOLAS of BURIAL
GROUND CORNER, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
who knows any reason why registration/naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 28" DAY OF MAY, 2010 to the Minister
responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau,

Bahamas.

Landscaping Maintenance Services

Negsau Airport Development Company (MAL invites
tenders for provision al Landscaping Maintenance

Services ai Lynden Finding Inlamabonal Amport

Mandatory qualifications:

“Proponents musi be 100% Bahamiarsowed &

opersied
Fue! have 8 CuPen Business liner

fdst damanstrate the ability to (fil the requirements

se] oul in AD'S official Request for Propoas
iiust be committed lo providing excelent service

RFP documents will be availabe for pick up al MAD's

VENICE BAY SUBDIVISION
LOT NO. 1 Block No. 25

a beautiful dog that was euth-
anized because the shelter’s
scanner was unable to read
his microchip implant.

No one should be required
toimplant a foreign object in
their pet’s body and everyone
should understand the risks
associated with microchip

implants before using this
technology. Properly fitting
collars with a legible identifi-
cation tag is still the best and
safest way to identify pets.

LINDA JONES
Nassau,
May 26, 2010

SUS EOE ETE

EDITOR, The Tribune.

dead animals and fish?

straights!

referring to the money.

S APPLETON
Nassau,
May 23, 2010.



Iam more than concerned about the US oil spill. The
“loop” seems to pass by our island of Andros very close-
ly. If the oil seeps into Andros’ water lense, will we have
fresh water to ship to Nassau?

How will the people of Andros be able to live on that
island with few fish, dead crabs, no fresh water and the
horrible smell that will come with oil, rotting weeds and

Suing BP will be a must if our country is violated by the
spill, but the damage will be done and we will be in dire

NO oil, no spoil. Please, no oil drilling in the Bahamas.
We cannot afford for this to happen to us. And I am not







FAMILY GUARDIAN

IN SUBANCE COMPANY LIMITED

CAREER OPPORTUNITY
SENIOR MANAGER,
INFORMATION SYSTEMS

PRIMARY FES POR STILT TES:

a Portkipate inthe dedgn process and implemenintion ol mew ed pedesigned system

« Molnteteet
is BohLeei!

a Lingehereret |) straps eat pact

Omens bi

brubh-dktaey and divclepiment al i

LETT PPAR Pee,

0S. TD pep wae A EAT

corporate offices. in the Domesbalntemaional Tenninal a
Lynden Finding inlemaional Airpor between the hair of
10:00am - 4:00pm, from June st, 2010 to

June 8, 2070

ft procedunesand provide tra af applications

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single-family
Residence and Six Apartment Complex
PROPERTY SIZE: 10,066 sq. ft.

GROSS FLOOR AREA: 4,745 sq. ft.

LOCATION: Travelling on Carmichael Road, head
south on Miller Road, pass the entrance to Bacardi.
The property is situated outside the main security
entrance to Venice Bay.

APPRAISED VALUE: $697,000

pak in auioreeling

SAUL GET departments 1 Po Ye Le i

deparimont, Kispensibiliiies

ani cherical poms

«Take dinectiers from the head of the

4 col ie niece! seer onan of bos hee

RAOWLE DOE & SRILLAS:
« Above avenue Lnowlelge a

Deadline for proannsal submissions is Jume 25th, 2040
all 2:00pm 1 pera ier ei §,. atti pur |}

ince the: [Rd (Series & Micros

«Meng written and verbal commerucation skill

= Has

Contact: VANOETTA MOORSHEAD
Supentay, Gosrects Advinsiaion

Ph (2a PO ORE Fame (| Te
Pudi Bow AP 56009, Nassau, Bahamas

INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD SUBMIT OFFERS INCLUSIVE OF TELEPHONE
CONTACT AND POSTAL ADDRESS TO: CB DISTRESSED PROPERTIES, CREDIT RISK
MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT, P.O BOX - SS-6263 NASSAU, BAHAMAS OR
EMAIL US AT: DISTRESSED.PROPERTIES@COMBANKLTD.COM.

FOR GENERAL ENQUIRIES PLEASE CALL: 394-6464 EXT. 5836.

* WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY OR ALL OFFERS.

tecunets with accompanying certificates should be forwarded via
email to cancers-@familyguamdian.com by June §, 2010.
Family Guardian thanks all applicants; however, only those
short-listed will he comlacted,


THE TRIBUNE

LOCAL NEWS

FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010, PAGE 5



owners fear
for future

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net



GOVERNMENT'S 10 per cent cut in subsidies to mail boat
owners may drive some operators already teetering on the edge of
failure out of business, an industry insider fears.

A mail boat owner with more than 30 years in the shipping
business said he is "in shock" over Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham's announcement that government is slashing the mail boat sub-
sidy as part of the spending cuts in the 2010/2011 budget, which also
includes several tax hikes.

"It came to a surprise to all of us yesterday," the businessman,
who did not want to be identified, told The Tribune.

He claims his business is struggling after a nearly 50 per cent fall-
off in revenue last year due to the bad economy. The drop in cus-
tomers coupled with rising fuel prices, increased operating costs and
fixed freight rates set by the government has taken a toll on his
business and that of his counterparts, he said yesterday.

While declining to put a dollar amount on how much his oper-
ation gets in subsidies, he said the number represents half his rev-
enue.

Shocker

"A couple mail boats are on the verge of getting out including
myself with the economy the way it is and the cost of operating so
high. It was a shocker to say you’re going to do that in these kind
of times when we have no other recourse.

"Business has gone down, in our case, almost 50 per cent since
last year. That's not only me, all the other mail boats are crying too.
All of the mail boats are suffering not only because of the price con-
trol (on freight rates) but the economy in general," he said.

Yesterday, Minister of Works and Transport Neko Grant said
the budget cuts are a sign of the times and a necessary measure to
reduce government expenditure in the face of exorbitant debt
levels and shrinking revenue.

The subsidy to mail boat operators was reduced by $897,000 for
the upcoming fiscal year — from $8,988,201 in 2009/2010 to 8,090,381
in 2010/2011. Mr Grant said government will soon sit down with the
Mail boat Association to discuss the cuts, adding that his min-
istry was also reviewing freight rates. He stopped short of con-
firming a fee increase was on the horizon.

The mail boat owner, who ships everything from "soap to dia-
monds" to Family Island residents, said he and his colleagues are
not in the industry for the money, but to provide a vital service to
those who live outside of the capital.

"We carry everything from soaps to diamonds because we have
to take all the foodstuff to the people in the islands they buy it from
Nassau. We carry automobiles, building materials, everything
that's needed in the islands and they depend on us every week
because a lot of people can't stock up on a monthly basis.

"It's not about the money, we are dedicated to helping people in
these islands," he said.

Can't find
it locally?

2010/20]
Mail boat [INR

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

DESPITE the Department
of Social Services being set to
suffer an almost $7 million
reduction in its funding accord-
ing to the 2010/2011 budget,
Minister of State for Social
Development Loretta Butler-
Turner said the situation is not
as dire as it looks.

However, some charitable
organisations have definitely
taken a hit this year, losing a
total of $200,000 in government
subsidies they would normally
get through the Department as
the government seeks to reign
in spending across the board in
the face of an “unsustainably”
indebted fiscal position. Among
them are: the Bahamas Red
Cross, which loses $6,000; the
Crisis Centre, which loses
$3,000; and the Ranfurly Home
for Children, which loses
$5,600.

Mrs Butler-Turner said that
almost $5 million of the $6.8
million reduction in the Depart-
ment of Social Services’ bud-
get this year is a consequence of
the fact that the Department’s
responsibility for a particular
National Insurance-related
expense has now shifted to the
National Insurance Board
instead.

Meanwhile, other significant
reductions in line items listed
within the Department’s budget
— such as a $238,000 fall in
“assistance to individuals” fund-
ing — has been explained by
Mrs Butler Turner as a conse-
quence of the Department
putting in place procedures to
ensure less money is disbursed
to those who are seeking to
scam the government.

“We've got to go out and do
better investigations,” said Mrs
Butler Turner.

A $75,000 fall in funding for
“disability affairs”, according
to the minister, can be put
down to a cut-back in opera-
tional expenses in that area,
rather than a reduction in assis-
tance to disabled people.

Find companies online from around the world that can

provide products and services for your business.

Caribbean

ai aie |

Yellow Pages”

www.caribbeanyellowpages.com

| BUDGET

6G The most
vulnera-
ble, poor
and needy, will
continue to get
Loar Kie reas
that is necessary
for them to
maintain digni-

ine bP.
Loretta Butler-Turner

The budget maintains fund-
ing to the National Committee
for Prevention of Child Abuse
at $20,000, and increases fund-
ing to the National Lunch Pro-
gramme — by $1 million — and
for food assistance for vulnera-
ble people through the issuance
of food coupons, which has
been increased by almost $2.5
million.

Lunches

The government already pro-
vides free daily hot lunches to
thousands of school children
whose parents cannot afford to
do so and the budget for this
service was increased in recog-
nition of the growing demand.

Mrs Butler Turner encour-
aged any parents who might be
having trouble finding funds to
provide lunch money for their
children who attend a govern-
ment school to let the school

FOR 3 IN 1 LAWN SERVICE
Fertilizer, Fungicide,
Se AO EO)

ee Tae
a ALT





know and arrangements can be
made for the child to receive a
meal through the lunch pro-
gramme.

She said the “bottom line”
despite some cut-backs is that
“the most vulnerable, poor and

é

a

to ease concern over funding cut





needy, will continue to get the
assistance that is necessary for
them to maintain dignity.”

Parliamentarians return to
the House of Assembly next
Wednesday to debate the
2010/2011 budget.

a may" FPS

Bevish Gobotial Halton Hotel
Marlborough St, Shop #1

20% - 30% - 50% OFF
STOREWIDE SALE

sale Ends May 31, 2010
Selected Balls $20.00

SIGN UP FOR CLASSES NOW

P.O.Box EE-15827
Nassau, Bahamas
Tal: 242-323-1865

Emall: gems-pearla@hotmall.com

Free parking at The Ailton



Extraordinary Learning
OPPORTUNITY

Train To Be A
Volunteer

4-H Clubs are organized and supported to
provide community-based, positive, and
structured learning opportunities for youth
during their developmental years (5-18)

Requirements-

¢ Must be a self-starter;
¢ Donate free time;
¢ Committed to the program;

e Enjoy people & enthusiastic

e Great for youth coordinators in churches
¢ Schools, camps, neighborhoods

Orientation day, Monday, May 31st 10:30am
Fox Hill Commuity Center.

Register for training June Ist - 3rd

9-2 daily (no fee)

for more information email
Bahamas4h@yahoo.com



TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM


PAGE 6, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010

BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION

VACANCY NOTICE

PUBLIC RELATIONS & CORPORATE PROGRAMS OFFICER
HUMAN RESOURCES AND TRAINING DIVISION

A vacancy exists in the Corporation for a Public Relations & Corporate Programs
Officer.

This job is responsible for assisting with the planning, development and
implementation of a strategic public relations and communication program together
with the effective and efficient planning and execution of all corporate events and
activities.

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

¢ Assisting with the development of a strategic Public Relations and Corporate
Programs plan to support the Corporation’s Mission, Goals and Objectives;

* Overseeing the implementation of the Corporation’s annual Public Relations
programs, plan and budget;

* Assisting with the communication of all activities throughout the Corporation
and, where necessary, the wider community;
Preparing and distributing the Corporation’s Annual Report;
Directing press relations, including activities such as the preparation of press
releases, photographs, fact sheets, and interviews between Executive Management
and Media Representatives;
Coordinating the development and interpretation of employee and public opinion
surveys;
Providing assistance to Executive Management and Government officials in
writing speeches, preparing letters and drafting articles to be publicized;
Evaluating and assessing customer complaints, queries and disseminating
information to management;
Assisting with the development, implementation and management of external
communication efforts;
Coordinating marketing and all advertising material in collaboration with the
external Public Relations Firms and the Media;
Identifying and liaising with service providers to secure speakers, presenters
and entertainment for Corporate events;
Liaising with vendors on the selection, purchase, delivery of materials i.e.
awards, invitations, prizes, letters, BEC paraphernalia, etc. for all events, as
necessary and maintaining an inventory of the same;
Preparing and distributing all documentations (e.g. public and staff notices)
telative to Corporate activities, as necessary;
Creating and updating all standard operation procedures for all activities, as
necessary;
Ensuring timely preparation of purchase requisitions and prompt receipt of
bills for all events and activities as necessary;
Working closely with the AGM-Human Resources & Training to ensure that
there is global publicity (internal and external), as necessary on all Corporate
activities;
Ensuring that the websites, bulletin boards and other media i.e. company
newsletter and Internal PA system are used for the communication of information
telative to corporate activities/events;

Job requirements include:

¢ Aminimum of a Bachelors degree in Public
Relations/Journalism/Marketing/Business Administration/Business
Communication, or equivalent.

¢ A minimum of 5 years relevant experience at Supervisor/Management level

* Ability to write speeches, press releases and articles for publication that conform
to prescribed style and format;

* Ability to effectively present information to Senior and Executive Management
and public groups;

¢ Ability to disseminate information effectively, both orally and in writing

¢ Experience in managing special events and activities

¢ Excellent time management and organizational skills

¢ Excellent human relations and interpersonal skills

¢ Computer proficiency in Windows environment and Microsoft applications

¢ Good analytical skills

¢ Good judgment and sound reasoning ability.

Interested persons should apply by completing and returning an Application Form
to: The Assistant Manager - Human Resources Department, Bahamas Electricity
Corporation, Blue Hill & Tucker, P.O. Box N-7509 Nassau Bahamas on or before:
Friday, May 28, 2010.



Imperial

THE TRIBUNE

Subsidies axe will ‘devastate’ COB

FROM page one

to the Ministry of Education as
a whole in this year’s Budget
and described education as a
“priority” funding area, The
College of the Bahamas suf-
fered the sizeable reduction of
just under $2.47 million, bring-
ing its total government sub-
sidy to $22,247,778 for the
upcoming year.

That is a total of almost $4.5
million less than was provided
for it three years ago, but slight-
ly more than was allocated to it
by the former PLP administra-
tion of Perry Christie of which
Mr Sears was a part in 2006.

In 2007, COB President
Janyne Hodder had welcomed
the almost $27 million the Col-
lege was provided by the new
FNM Government, telling the
media that College had long
suffered from “under-funding.”

Speaking of the reduction
this year, which came in a Bud-
get that saw an overall 2.6 per
cent decrease in funding to all
government ministries, depart-
ments and agencies as the Gov-
ernment struggles to reign in
its debt levels and contend with
diminished revenue, Mr Sears
told The Tribune: “My views
on the matter remain the same
as I gave last year when they
cut the Budget. That happened
at a time when the Guaranteed
Loan Programme was sus-
pended in terms of new grants
and therefore meant there was
naturally an increase in the
demands being made on COB
and I thought it was untenable
that we would, with minimal
notice, cut an avenue for ter-

Mario Miller retrial

FROM page one

wounds.

A verdict must be unani-
mous for a murder conviction,
and at least a two thirds major-
ity( 8-4) for a not guilty verdict.
The jury, however, returned
yesterday afternoon with a ver-
dict of guilty by a count of 8-4
against both brothers. Both
men who remain on $30,000
bail, left Bank Lane shortly
after the jury delivered its deci-
sion yesterday. Their first trial
ended four weeks after it began
in January, 2006, when the
court learned that a juror sit-
ting in the case was closely con-
nected to a family member of
the accused. Following the sec-
ond trial, Ricardo Miller was
found guilty 11-1 and Ryan
Miller was found not guilty 7-5.

Family members of Mario
Miller left Bank Lane yester-
day visibly shaken and dis-
traught following yesterday’s
proceedings. Deputy Director
of Public Prosecutions Cheryl
Grant-Bethell who prosecuted
the case noted the matter will
now have to fixed for another
retrial. She along with
Stephanie Pintard and Neil
Brathwaite prosecuted the case
that lasted two weeks. The case
was presided over by Senior
Justice Jon Isaacs. Attorney
Dorsey McPhee represented
Ricardo Miller and attorney
Richard Bootle represented
Ryan Miller.

Mattress Co.
Top of the Hill Mackey Street
Tel: 393-3727 or 393-7657

ALL

Friday May 26th - Saturday May 29th

Come visit us at our Furniture Showroom,

Top of the Hill Mackey St.

BW OFF crise on

* CASH SALES ONLY*
All Sales Final





catia a
rt |
ss

The College of Bahamas

ool







tiary education to Bahamians
studying abroad (the loan pro-
gramme) while at the same
time cutting the budget of the
primary local tertiary institu-
tions. It didn’t make sense.”

The former education min-
ister said he finds it “extraordi-
nary that (the Government)
would compromise the train-
ing, the socialising and skill
aquisition process in our coun-
try, at a time when we ought to
be increasing the investment in
this area.”

“During periods of downturn
you need to retool and train
and educate your population
so that they could be ready and
able to take advantage of the
opportunities when the econo-
my turns around.”

“There’s a clear correlation
between the amount and qual-
ity of investment we make in
human capital today to how
competitive we’ll be tomor-
row,” he added, noting that of
the $800 billion in “stimulus”
funding approved by the US
government in 2009, $100 bil-
lion was to go towards funding
education. Meanwhile, the MP
charged that the cut back in
funding to COB is all the more
serious now, given that the Col-
lege had been hit by a double-
whammy in terms of demand
of late: the downturn in the
economy leading to more stu-
dents who might have gone into
employment seeking tertiary
education through COB as an
alternative and the suspension
of the government-backed Edu-
cational Loan Programme last

year for those going abroad to
study restricting those who
would have sought their edu-
cation overseas to the Bahami-
an institution.

Meanwhile, he suggested that
the “lack of a stable leadership”
at the College given the
impending departure of Presi-
dent Janyne Hodder may also
impinge on its ability to attract
other replacement funding
from charitable donors who will
be keen to see a “vision and
plan” for how their money will
be put to use.

Mr Sears suggested that
rather than decrease any edu-
cation-related funding in the
face of revenue shortfalls, Gov-
ernment should have scaled
back on large scale capital pro-
jects. “How can you justify a
$120 million road project which
was contemplated and deter-
mined at a time when there was
robust growth and global econ-
omy doing well? There’s been
no scaleback on this project —
and I’m not saying the road is
not necessary — but you have
to evaluate and review every-
thing when the basic paradigm
is being challenged. That has
not been scaled back and yet
we see that these very fragile
programmes for development
of human capital of the country
are being scaled back,” he said.

The MP also hit out at the
Government’s decision to
reduce its subsidy to private
and church affiliated schools, a
move which some stakeholders
have claimed will lead to a rise
in tuition fees and a shift of stu-
dents from the private to the
government school system, fur-
ther compounding overcrowd-
ing and other issues.

The Tribune attempted to
reach College of the Bahamas
President Janyne Hodder yes-
terday, as well as Minister of
Education Desmond Bannister
however calls were not
returned up to press time.



Malcolm.



KEMP'S FUNERAL HOME LIMITED

22 Palmdale Avenue, Palmdale
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas

A Memorial Service for

S| Mr. Kirkwood

Presbyterian Kirk, Princess Street, Nassau, on
Saturday, 29th May, 2010 at 4:00p.m. Dr. Reginald
W. Eldon will officiate.

Mr. Malcolm is survived by his nephew, Malcolm
R. McKay and many friends.

Instead of flowers donations may be made to
Peace and Justice, P.O. Box N8326, Nassau,
The Bahamas in memory of Kirkwood G.

Arrangements by Kemp's Funeral Home Limited.

Graham

Malcolm, 75

of Ilsley Compound,
East Bay Street, Nassau,
The Bahamas, who died
peacefully at his
residence, on Sunday,
23rd May, 2010, will be
held at St. Andrew's





OO
JOB VACANCY

Bahamas Hot Mix Co. Limited seeks to fill the

position of Entry

Level

Accounting Clerk.

All applicants should posses the following:

« Accounting/booking experience.
* The ability to assist with various accounting

transactions

¢ Strong computer skills and experience in
accounting software programs.

* Working knowledge of Microsoft office
programs especially Microsoft Excel.

* The ability to learn quickly.

* An outgoing, friendly personality

* Excellent communication and team work

skills.

¢ Strong organizational and analytical skills with the
ability to work independently.

* The ability to manage multiple projects and
responsibilities simultaneously.

Interested persons should submit their resumes to:

Bahamas Hot Mix Co. Limited
HR Department
P.O. Box CB-10990
Nassau, Bahamas

Or via e-mail to:

tmunnings@bhm.bs and dlane@bhm.bs
All resumes must be received by 2nd June 2010.



TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM


THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010, PAGE 7

VT





sitet

Re
NE

a Ue
SETS aE



ATURDAY,

May 15, 2010,

was a very long-

anticipated day in
the Haitian community
because it represents the
annual celebration of Haiti’s
Flag Day conventionally cel-
ebrated on the 18th of May
but the change of date was
meant to allow more people
to take advantage of the
weekend.

After months of prepara-
tion, the event almost did
not take place if not for last-
minute agreement made
between UHAB, the Hait-
ian organisation and Leslie
Miller, who made available
the grounds of the skating
range of Mario’s entertain-
ment Palace.

The original sports center
location was turned down by
the authorities responsible
for the complex at the last
minute.

The celebrations took off
at very slow pace due to the
misinformation of the com-
munity confused by the
many events that was taking
place on that day. Tradi-

tionally, every event taking
place on the day of the cele-
bration would be in step
with the programme of the
official ceremony. It wasn’t
until about 4pm that it was
evident the event attendance
would reach record num-
bers.

At the commencement of
the programme, the Bahami-
an national anthem was fol-
lowed by the Haitian nation-
al hymn giving due respect
to both counties equally .

Usually, the performers to
first take the stage would be
a group carrying out the
rhythm of the Haitian music,
Compas.

Things had to be a little
different this year because
the idea of the gathering was
meant to bring cultures
together. Therefore, the cer-
emony had a very large
attendance of Bahamian and
Jamaican, and many other
ethnic groups were repre-
sented on that day.

The first performances
were dominated by young
Haitian rappers who really
delivered their full blast of
raw talent. Rap music in

a . ye ~ ’
Seer Bella Salou

Chonmerly The Red Dasor Sahin

We are proud to have at our
establishment Mrs. Gertrude Roberts our
nail technician.

Please feel free to contact her at
325-4273 or 325-4337
Monday - Saturday

& FAMILY GUARDIAN
sal INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED

CAREER OPPORTUNITY
AVP. LEGAL & COMPLIANCE
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

ahs chy wilh aleparitiiic

ord) ts subicno ies

» Responsible bor inalomenting ihe ¢

Publ: Loe cope ier a

at Lan py

+ inline ott A bea pang

» Revicwsand offers

dicec warmer rit hee

+ Honadllesall legal proce ears related tn

aes for policy hokders

dil lie hoitely bea! fees pee od

en lath cee been) ed Forder

mnipliance: strategy and eran

Uecnisel practices th

heal iisties

7 stical SU Pier po th 4]

reapers, abe

+ Anita Che Cu reiil Maree ol Plater COMP

cUunbro) naguimeme nt

Ammiets ini the educa

applicable: ba them
o Asis

KANO LEDGE & SKILLS:
fecied bi peicliee Loe in]
fe 05h te seven (7) pear

¢ Canal keamadel pe of rig

o Tes a os Lana

INvis Ir y

if SUF on issne

nongoing dialogue with regulators

he Hakata
on ceporicn

SE oral ints The SE ce

Resumes with accompanying certificates should be forwarded via
email to careersitamilyguardian.com by June §, 2010,

Family Guardian thanks all applicants; however, only these short-
lished wall be comtacted,

TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM

SAKAPFET BAHAMAS



Haiti is generally a combi-
nation of hip hop beat with a
raggamuffin twist. This type
of music has, for more than a
decade, become a very
important part of Haitian
culture because of its very
nature “music of bold
expression”’.

From the early 1990s, typ-
ically inspired by the success
of Wyclef Jean and The
Fugees, the young people in
Haiti use the rap music to
speak out about topics even
considered to be off limit. If
Hip hop stars are labeled in
countries like the USA as
gangsters and bad boys, in

SEE page eight















eerind arr vay.







Felipé Major/Tribune staff







Ee



ares a MRT Das

Flag Day. The event took place on May 15, 2010 on the



SCENES from the annual celebration of Haiti’s
skating range of Mario’s entertainment Palace.

Is cutting the store

Grab your discount
out of the BAG
On Clothing

Extra 3% off for Privilege Cards
& Corporate Partners

Harbour bay 394-5767 aebahamas.com

As Marked

Noudi Tout Moun Byenvini

Nan Bargain City Chopping Plaza

Carmichael Rd

Nou Swete Tout Fanvmiy Ayityenak Tout Zanmy ‘Yo Bon Travay Man Nouvo Program “Sakapfet"

Tee alee meg

Tropic Mart Food Store

eee eee eee

er ey Re ee Rn Ele
Gaz Epi Tou Chak Fwa N'achte
$20 TeleFon Kat Nou $4 Gaz Gratis.
Soti 12:30 a.m. - 6:30 am

Nou Ouvria 6:30 am - 11 p.m.
Nap Jwenn Tout Sa Nou
Bezwena Yon Pripiyay

Nou Geno $0.25 Sou Chak Galon Gaz

LETH EM meld

POMS NRS HERS tc Mina
MESURE RAR UCB
Air Conditione Televizion Nan Chamban

SUPE Ee
ase Riss



P.J's Discount Liquor Store

Pou Fasilite A Moun Ki Preseyo, Nou Sevi
Eee nF

A Bon Pri

Lil’ Giant Discount Lumber
Ce Eee
ea eee esta
Nou Meie Nan Kay, Now Genyen Tout A Yon Bon Pri

Nou Pale
Oi r-'(om felt

cM a RU ish
ee rd ae




introducing

NEW
Business

HOUIS

at its Mall at Marathon office
asof Tuesday June Ist, 2010

Monday- Friday | 8:30am - 6:30pm
Saturday | 8:30am - lpm

You can also pay your bills online
at the banks listed below:

* Scotiabank

« FirstCarlbbean

« Commonwealth Bank

* FINCO

* Royal Bank of Canada

« Fidelity Bank

View your electricity account online at
www. bahamaselectricity.com



PAGE 8, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010

THE TRIBUNE

Va












British Colonial Hilton

N@SEaL

The British Colonial Hilton invites applications
from individuals who are highly energetic and
efficient to fill the following positions:

Butcher
Barboy
Waiter/Waitress
Bartender
Supervisor of Coffee Shop

Guest Service Representative
Air Condition Ref. Tech
Kitchen Steward
Laundry Worker

Interested persons must apply at
www.careersathilton.com

N.B. Once at the website, go to Latin America
and the Caribbean, and then Nassau where
vacant jobs will be listed ...




or

Car Cet Fowl Home

Robinson Road and First Street *» P.O.Box N-603 ¢ Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
Telephone: 1-242-325-5168/328-1944/393-1352

Funeral Services For

Ricardo
Lanard
Knowles Jr.,
21

aresident of Butler Street,
Nassau Village, will be
held at 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, May 29th, 2010
at Pilgrim Baptist Church,
St. James Road,
Officiating will be Bishop
E. Randy Fraser assisted
by other Ministers Interment will follow in the Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.

Memories of her will forever linger in the hearts of his
father, Ricardo Lanard Knowles Sr.; step-mother, Deborah
Williams-Knowles; two sisters, Samantha Grant and
Commoneshe Adderley; one brother, Jermaine Ferguson;
one adopted sister, Cindy Moxey; one adopted brother,
Terrance Moss; step-father, Frederick Adderley; one step-
sister, Markayla Major; one step-brother, Anthony Major;
eight aunts, Charlayne Knowles, Shavonne Davis, Jasmine
Albury Baillou, Vanessa Cash, Karen Grant, Christine
Strachan, Melanie and Jeroline Knowles; six uncles,
Stanford and Joel Knowles, Garth Bowles, Fredrick Davis,
Thomas (The Bird) and Perry Grant; two nieces,
Basranique Clarke and Jamicka Ferguson; god parents,
Robert Jennings and Philip Mcklylwhite; cousin, Nhanjael
Cannon and thirty-nine additional cousins, Shonel, Paige,
Cara, Jacoby, Stanico, Stannarj, Stephanie, Lavenia,
Sharmaine, Shantell Vanessa, Nakeisha, Julie, Deborah,
Zhorah, Tyvonnia, Rochelle, Kayrell, Sharrie, Nan-jael,
Kenneth, Michael, Orlando, Ishmel, Shem, Romeo, Atario,
Zamar, Tyrell, Hilvin, Trevor, Chris, Van, Thomas Jr.,
Perry, Jr., Kino, Lynslette, Lyndell, and Sharshee, Gregovy,
Sheryl, Zonimae, Mark, Paulette, Mayzina, Robbie, Boya,
Lippy, Heads, Gold, Spoons, Michael, Ed Brown, Keno
Kelly, Carlecta, Daria, Magolda, Caroline, Oscar, Omokio,
Samantha, Smaekia, and Tyrel, AI Campbell and family
the Millers, the Fowler street family, Tiki and family, the
Kemp Road family, St. James Road family, Codi and
family, the Balls Alley family, the Wet Money family the
Jet Ski family and a host of other relatives and friends.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar
Crest Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street
on Friday from 12:00 noon to 6:00p.m, and at the church
on Saturday from 9:30a.m. until service time.

Viola
"Dada"
Cunningham,
90

a resident of Florida Court,
formally of Colonial Hill,
Crooked Island, will be
held at 2:00p.m. on
Saturday, May 29th 2010
at St Barnabas Anglican
Church, Wulff and Baillou
Hill Roads, Officiating will be Cannon Basil Tynes.
Interment will be made in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier
Road.

Left with cherish memories are adopted daughters, Joy
Williams, Veronica Bodie; step sons, Philip Cunningham,
Ehurd Cunningham; step daughter, Myrtle Scavella;
sister, Elder Maria Mc Sweeney; nieces, Alice Minus-
Albury, Norma Dawkins, Beulah Scavella, Margaret
Heastie, Helen Adderley, Elvie Cunningham, Sharon
Cunningham, Cinderella Miller, Georgiemae Miller,
Gerlene Gibson, Pearlene Knowles, Barbara Gibson, Mavis
Simms, Delores Simms; nephews, Elder Ervin Fernander,
Felix Johnson, Rev. Charles Rodgers, Pastor Arlington
Rahming, Sidney "Baylor" Fernander, Rudolph Turner,
Marcus and Michael Cunningham, Elisha, Adam, Ishmael
and Eddison McSweeney, Reserve Constable and Homicide
Detective of the Royal Bahamas Police Force respectively,
Dereck, Duron and Byron Cunningham and Javon Bain;
sister-in-laws, Leah Cunningham, Josephine Bonaby,
Zilpah Simms, Lydia Bain-McSweeney; brother-in-laws,
Edward Cunningham, other relatives and friends, Deacon
Enos Dawkins, Edsel Scavella, Dr. Curlean Fernander,
Minister Karen Rahming, Gloria Johnson, Tawana Rodgers,
Alra Chisholm & Family, the Bain family of McCollough
Corner, Dominica McCarthy, Keva Evans, Caronique
McCarthy, Charisma McCarthy, De-cree McCarthy, Leah
Saunders, Reynell Campbell, Muriel Deleveaux, Edward
& Donald Cunningham, Alice Allen & family, Henry &
Ina Ferguson, Merris Ferguson, Anvil Cunningham Jr,
Alfreda Fox, Mavis Scavella, Sylvia Curtis, Sylvia Moxey
& Family, Vera McQuay, Ronald Altidoor, Marvin, Morvin
and Kiken Davin, Canon Basil Tynes and The St. Barnabas
Anglican Church family, and a host of other relatives and
friends.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar
Crest Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street
on Friday from 12:00 noon to 6:00p.m. and on Saturday
from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, and at the church from
12:30p.m. until service time.


















Haiti Flag

=

IMAGE

staff



FROM page seven

Haiti rappers would be
admired for their boldness
of expression and positive
messages for change.

The local Haitian rappers
carry on that legacy on that
day, the confession made in
all the messages in their songs
testify the love for their coun-
try and sympathy for those
who have lost love ones in
the tragedies of January 12.

The performances that
would be considered the
most down home to Haitians
present that day, would have
been the young Haitian
dancers of Queen of Peach
and St Francis Church
dressed in outfits mimicking
the Haitian flag in full detail.
Also the comedian Tonton
Bisha who told very native
jokes and stories the
Haitians really can relate to
allowing everyone present
to enjoy a true piece of
Haiti.

The event organisers set
7pm as the time for liquor
to be sold. The well-known
Haitian band New Starz of
East Street took the stage
with exploding heat. They
delivered two pieces of high
tempo Compas, music native
of Haiti. The crowd rocked,
danced and sung along.

Everything appeared to
have been going so well,
everyone seemed to have
been having such a good
time that it appeared nothing
could go wrong. At this time
the grounds were coloured
the red and blue of the Hait-
ian flag, and a crowd of at
least 2,500 could be observed
from the stage all the way
back to the entrance.

The event seemed to have
been so much under control
that no one really worried
that the five police officers
who was assigned to secure
the grounds all remained at
the gate, leaving the grounds
clear of any sign of law
enforcement.

So it really should have
been to nobody’s surprise
that shortly after 8pm a fight
broke out and the pro-
gramme organisers ordered
everyone home.

This was a very disap-
pointing decision to almost
everybody present.

One should really ask the
question whether or not the
whole ordeal was simply was
not blown out of proportion.

The police were there to
maintain order and should
have been allowed to do
their job. It is obvious that
when people drink, in many
cases they behave erratically,
that is completely normal.

The one or two persons in
the crowd who were the
cause of the trouble should
have been ordered to leave.
It was somewhat insulting to
the thousands of well-
behaved citizens who were
there to be placed in the
same category of the two
individuals who decided to
be out of order.

The Haitian community
has appreciated the sincere
apologies of Leslie Miller
who went on record to
express his disapproval over
the way the whole situation
was handled.

At least the Haitian com-
munity can rest assured, that
not everyone represented
there on that day was con-
sidered to be a bandit.

Overall, the event was a
success because it lived up
to its purpose. It has suc-
ceeded in bringing people
together, in entertaining
people and raising funds to
support those less fortunate
in Haiti.

TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM
PAGE 10, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010

THE TRIBUNE

Na



rss
ev



<
—
Lt

TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM

4

lL

MINISTRY OF LABOUR & §0CLAL DEVELOPMENT
THE PRICE CONTROL ACT, 1971
CHAPTER 339
THE PRICE CONTROL
(GASOLINE & DIESEL OIL)
(AMENDMENT) ( } REGULATIONS, 2002

The Public ts advised that prices as shown in the Schedule for Lead Free Gasoline as
sold by Esso Standard Oil §, A. Limited wall beccene effective on Wednesday, May 26", 2010,

SCHEDULE

MAXIMUM WHOLESALE SELLING
PRICE FER U.S: GALLON

PARA

NEW PROVIDENCE INCLUDING SEA FREIGHT!

Feas Standard Oil S.A. Lid | LEAD FREE | 437

PART C
GRAND BAHAMA
(EXCLUDING FREEPORT)

NA FREIGHT

5.83 | 9.99 | 44]
| set encased antennal oem

ABACO, ANDROS | NOT INCLUDING SEA FREIGHT
ELEUTHERA

INCLUDING GEA
sti —

| Esto Standard CHS, A. Lid | LEAD FREE

ALL OTHER FAMILY NOT

f_INCLUDING SEA
ISLANDS

FREIGHT

sso Standard Oil §, A, Lid | won a4

SS

GN-1055

MINISTRY OF PUBLIC
WORKS & TRANSPORT

Government Notice

Invitation For Tenders

Maintenance Of Public Cemeteries
In New Providence

The Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas through the Ministry of Works
and Transport (MOWT) invites Tenders for the maintenance of the under mentioned public
cemeteries in New Providence.

¢ Old Trail Section A
¢ Old Trail Section B
* Old Trail Section C
* Old Trail Section D
¢ Old Trail Pauper's Section
¢ Southern Cemetery
e Eastern

¢ Fox Hill

* Marshall View

¢ Western Cemetery
* Out Island

* Adelaide

The main scope of services to be provided for the maintenance of each cemetery is as
follows:

° Weeding

* Mowing and weeding of grass

¢ Removal of debris

¢ Pruning of trees

The Ministry of Works and Transport now invites interested contractors to collect tender
documents and to complete and submit same in accordance with the instructions therein.

Tender documents may be obtained by interested parties as of Monday, May 31st, 2010
from:

The Civil Engineering Section

Ministry of Works and Transport

P.O. Box N-8156,

Nassau, The Bahamas

Telephone: (242) 322-4830 ext: 4042

Fax: (242) 302-9770

between the hours of 9:30am and 4:30pm Mondays to Fridays.

The completed tender document is to be deposited in the Tender Box located at the office
of the Director of Public Works Ministry of Works and Transport, 3rd Floor, John F.
Kennedy Drive, Nassau, The Bahamas no later than 10am on or before June 10th, 2010.

All clarifications and/or questions are to be directed to the Chief Civil Engineer at the
above mentioned address.
Permanent Sectary
Ministry of Works and Transport
May 26, 2010





UATE AL
FACT



GN-1056

Ministry Of Tourism & Aviation
Department Of Civil Aviation
Publication by the Ministry of Tourism & Aviation
Department of Civil Aviation
Particulars of an application to operate Scheduled Air Services

In accordance with the provisions of Regulation 9 of the Civil Aviation
(licensing Of Air Services) Regulations 1976, the Minister responsible
for Aviation hereby publishes the following particulars of the under-
mentioned applicant to operate scheduled air services to an from The
Bahamas.

PARTICULARS OF APPLICATION

1. Application: SKYBAHAMAS AIRLINES, LTD

2. Date of first publication:

3. Routes: BETWEEN: EXUMA, MARSH HARBOUR, BIGHT AND
ARTHUR'S TOWN, CAT ISLAND ON THE OTHER

4. Purpose of services: Passenger, mail and freight.

5. Provisional time table:

Local Times



Exuma / Ft. Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale / Exuma

Marsh Harbour / West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach / Marsh Harbour
Marsh Harbour / Ft Lauderdale
Ft. Lauderdale / Marsh Harbour
Arthur's Town / Ft. Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale / Arthur's Town
New Bight / Ft. Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale / New Bight

1030 / 1145
1230/1345

1200 / 1300
1320 / 1430
1200 / 1300
1330 / 1430
1015 / 1130
1230 / 1345
1015 / 1130
1230 / 1345

Sun & Thur
Sun & Thur
Fri & Mon

Fri & Mon

Fri & Mon
Fri & Mon

Sun & Thur
Sun & Thur
Sun & Thur
Sun & Thur

6. Frequency of flights: See above time-table
7. Type of Aircraft: BEECH 1900 & SAAB340A

Any representation regarding or objection thereto in accordance with
Regulation 10 must be received by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry
of Tourism & Aviation & the Department of Civil Aviation within fourteen
(14) days after the date of first publication of this Notice

HYACINTH PRATT
PERMANENT SECRETARY

1--3/4/03


THE TRIBUNE FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010, PAGE 11



INSIGHT

For the stories behind the news,
read Insight on Mondays

MINISTRY OF LABOUR & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT GN1(53
THE PRICE CONTROL ACT, 1971
CHAPTER 339
THE PRICE CONTROL
(GASOLINE & DIESEL OL)
(AMENDMENT) ( ) REGULATIONS, 2002

The public i¢ advited that proces a8 shown im the Schedule liar
DIESEL OFL sold by seo Standard O05. A. Linsited will beconee
effective on Friday, May 28", 2010,

SCHEDULE

MAXIMUM WHOLESALE
SELLING PRICE PER US. MAXIMUM
GALLON RETAIL SELLING
PRICE PER
MAXIMLM MAX DLA U.S. GALLON
SUPPLIERS' | DISTRIBUTORS"
PRICE | PRICE |
5 § |

a =_ =







INCLUDING SEA FREIGHT

Exes Stomdard
OS. AL
Limited

[PARC
GAAMD

(ExXCLUCING
FREEPORT)

Felipé Major/Tribune staff

IS CLUDIAG SEA

DIESEL, GL,

DIESEL OFL

|

| Ege Sets nella roll INESEL, CM.
| OWS. A,

|_Limited



BARBARA BURROWS.
PERMANENT SECRETARY



GN-1057

el ae

Tel):

WintofS PUBLIC NOTICE

Panasonic 42” Flat Panel TV's Ministry Of Public Works & Transport

Repair And Maintenance Of Existing Chilled Water
Condenser At Cecil Wallace Whitfield Building

The Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, through the Ministry of
Public Works and Transport, is inviting qualified Air-Conditioning Contractors to
participate in the Tender process for the Repairing and Maintenance of existing 100-
ton chilled-water air-conditioning systems at the Cecil Wallace Whitfield Building,
Cable Beach, Nassau, N.P.

In summary the works will consist of the following:

(i) The full repair of one (1) TRANE 100-ton air-conditioning chiller units; and
(ii) A twelve (12) months maintenance contract for two (2) TRANE 100-ton air-
conditioning chiller units.

The successful Contractor will be required to provide details of their competence,
both technically and financially, to carry the intended Scope of Works within a short
time frame. They must also provide evidence of at least five (5) years experience

in the operation and maintenance of chilled water systems.

All tenders MUST be accompanied by the following documents:

Current Business License

Evidence of Ability to Obtain Contractors All Risk Insurance of a least
One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00)

Evidence of Compliance with the Contribution Requirements of the
National Insurance Board.

Failure to submit a complete package will result in disqualification of the tender.

To E nter: Interested parties may collect the Tender documents as of Tuesday, Ist June, 2010,
Buy any 2 boxes of the Following sizes of Kellogg's cereals: between the hours of 9:00am - 5:00pm from:
Frosted Flakes l4or, Corn Paps 12.5 oz, Front Loaps 12.202, Corn Flakes (Baz, . ;
Raisin Bran Crunch 18.20, Tri Fun Pack S2oz, Corn Flakes 43oz and Froot Loops 43,602 The Office of the Director of Public Works

- - . Mini f Public Works & Tr: rt
Circle the Memson your store receipt dated May 3 or after and attach tp a com@leted entry John F. Kennedy Drive . =_

form, O9op into eAitry Goes at parliclpating stores or The d'albenas Apency in Palmdale, . Nassau, The Bahamas
Master A Telephone: (242) 322-4830

Contest ends June 11 Technicians Fax: (242) 326-7907

Fras Dome Raggy Sr Mike Blarur earmark, fae speiafe tiie key ee re bw
rw ool paige more fu ned er AAs or ge bo re

A matey MAL ‘bet Horne nak rt te The dAlbenas Agency Ltd.

The completed Tender Documents must be deposited in the Tender Box at the
Ministry of Finance on the third floor of the Cecil Wallace Whitfield Building, Cable
Beach, Nassau, The Bahamas; not later than 12:00noon on Friday 11th June, 2010.
All Tenders will be opened on Tuesday 15th June, 2010.

Kelloggs e iV PS YO LJ th e P | C T UJ R E The Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas reserves the right to reject

any or all Tenders.



Name: Address: isi

Tel ephone: Colin Higgs
——___ PERMANENT SECRETARY







Tony the Tiger say's “They're GR- -RE TI!"

TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM
PAGE 12, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010



THE TRIBUNE

We DRS RS TS Oa

FROM page one

reduction of funding for non-gov-
ernmental organisations, has come at
a time when resources for young
people should be increased.

He fears a reduction in positive
activities for young people will lead
to an increase in crime as teenagers
roam the streets and get involved in
gangs.

“Tf we do not pay for it now we
are going to pay for it anyway,
because these young people are
going to get into problems and we
will pay in other ways,” Pastor Reid
said.

“This summer thousands of kids
will be roaming the streets, gang
activity is going to intensify, and as
gang activity intensifies, crime rises.

“So what we should do is bite the
bullet, engage these young people
in positive things, so it doesn’t come
back and bite us.”

However YSC Minister Charles
Maynard said the cuts proposed by
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham in
the 2010/2011 budget, including a
$750,000 reduction for the
Youth/Summer employment project,
are not as drastic as they may at first
appear.

He will speak about the new
National Youth Push programme to
be launched with $350,000 funding in
the House of Assembly on Wednes-
day, he said.

“Most of the smaller programmes
have had some cuts,” Mr Maynard
said.

“But our signature programmes
are still there, and are still properly
funded so we are lucky that despite
the cuts we didn’t suffer as bad as
some other ministries.”

The cuts proposed by Prime Min-





Concern over
proposed cut for
youth programmes

ister Hubert
Ingraham in
the 2010/2011
budget on
Wednesday
show how the
Youth/Sum-
mer employ-
ment project
will function
on just
$250,000 this
year, the Self
Starters pro-
gramme, recognised with an inter-
national award for helping young
entrepreneurs last year has had its
budget cut from $750,000 to
$300,000.

The National Youth Programme
can expect to have its funding cut
by $250,000 to just $100,000, while
funding for National Youth Month
will be reduced by half to $60,000,
the Youth Enterprise budget will go
down from $40,000 to just $10,000,
and the National Youth Research
and Resource Centre budget will be
slashed by $25,340 to just $10,000.

In addition to cuts for these pro-
grammes and several others such as
the National Youth Ambassadors
(reduced from $27,000 to $10,000)
and The Salute of Manhood (cut by
$15,000 to just $5,000), the Ministry’s
contributions to sports, civic and
youth organisations will go down by
$110,000; from $360,000 to $250,000.

The YSC Ministry is set to suffer a

CHARLES
MAYNARD

total financial reduction of $904,493,
reducing their budget from
$19,087,933 to $18,183,440.

“Right now any programmes deal-
ing with young people are good pro-
grammes; we should find other ways
to make cuts,” Pastor Reid said.

“T think the government needs to
look at where we are as a country
and what is necessary and what is
unnecessary.

“We are saying that we have a
problem with young people, and I
believe that is where our focus
should be.

“T don’t support cutting back on
any of them, not in this particular
season, when young people are lost,
and they need direction.”

Without capital expenditure for
youth programmes, foreign investors
and businesses should be encour-
aged or obliged to help fund youth
development through the creation
of a youth fund to support both gov-
ernment and non-governmental
organisations keeping young people
off the streets and key workers
employed, suggested Pastor Reid.

“The youth organisations are real-
ly underfunded now because people
are not contributing as they used
to,” he added.

“And we have got to empower
these organisations to take on some
of these programmes.”

The Commonwealth Youth Pro-
gramme under the Ministry of YSC
will receive an extra $1,400 next
year, bringing its annual budget to
$20,000, and the Clifton Heritage
Authority will take an extra $8,312,
bringing its spending power to
$800,000. Mr Maynard said the bud-
get for culture will stay the same
while funding for sports programmes
are reduced.



FROM page one

at least 15 named storms.

The National Oceanic and Atmos-
pheric Agency (NOAA) in the United
States yesterday released its official pre-
dictions, stating that it expects 2010 to an
“active to extremely active” hurricane
season.

NOAA is projecting a 70 per cent
probability of 14 to 23 named storms
and eight to 14 hurricanes — of which
three to seven could turn into major
hurricanes with winds of at least 111
mph. “If this outlook holds true, this
season could be one of the more active
on record,” said Jane Lubchenco, PhD,
under-secretary of commerce for oceans
and atmosphere and NOAA adminis-
trator, in a press statement.

“The greater likelihood of storms
brings an increased risk of a landfall. In
short, we urge everyone to be pre-
pared.”

The outlook for 2010 exceeds the
seasonal average of 11 named storms,
six hurricanes and two major hurricanes.

Forecaster at the Department of
Meteorology in Nassau Wayne Neely
concurred with NOAA’s projections.

"It's going to be above average," he
warned of the upcoming season. He
added that this year will likely be busy as
2005 — the most active hurricane season
recorded — when deadly Hurricane Kat-
rina wreaked havoc on the city of New
Orleans in Louisiana.

This stormy prognosis should be
heeded as a warning for those who have
not yet started hurricane preparations to
get a move on, he said.

"Check your house, make sure roof is
up to par, that nothing is loose, start



trimming trees, get your hurricane shut-
ters, look around the yard and see what
could be done to get ready," said Mr
Neely. Emergency management experts
also recommend stockpiling on water,
canned goods and other non-perishable
food items, securing important docu-
ments in waterproof containers and
locating your nearest storm shelter if
your home is not structurally sound.

Factors NOAA considered in making
its predictions of an above average hur-
ricane season include specific atmos-
pheric and oceanic conditions.

Last year, a strong wind shear helped
suppress storm development.

However, this year due to the dissi-
pation of the El Nifo in the eastern
Pacific this upper atmospheric wind
shear will be weaker, NOAA said.

Additionally, warm water tempera-
tures in the Atlantic Ocean are con-
ducive to storm development.

NOAA said the high activity era con-
tinues.

“Since 1995, the tropical multi-
decadal signal has brought favourable
ocean and atmospheric conditions in
sync, leading to more active hurricane
seasons. Eight of the last 15 seasons
rank in the top 10 for the most named
storms with 2005 in first place with 28
named storms,” the agency said.

NOAA’s projections are for the
entire Atlantic Basin for the six-month
season which begins June 1 and ends
November 30.

The names chosen for the 2010 storm
season are as follows: Alex, Bonnie,
Colin, Danielle, Earl, Fiona, Gaston,
Hermine, Igor, Julia, Karl, Lisa,
Matthew, Nicole, Otto, Paula, Richard,
Shary, Tomas, Virgine, Walter.



» RoyalStar
» Assurance

PRICEWATERHOUSE(GoPERS

IAGEPESDERT SUGITORS” REPDET
To the Sharsiotrkern of Borla Auras Led.

CONS OUIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREMENS WE INCOME

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2005

REMEMUE

Prem ymen: [one 100
Prone coded ba en riuenis

Vite horse audited the accompanying conacdidated dinanclal chatemeni. of Roqaliiar Awurance Lid. jihe Corgan,
whith comprise the conpolidubed balance sheet an ct Bl Cecember 300RL. and the coreciidaied visite of

pomp eh ee ino, Coed ide rian of changes in equity and comecdidated cash flowy aiameni tor the
wer Goan eded, ad a wanna ot onrecant accounting polos aod ofher explanation nom.

Aearaagenecirs Reqoaesbe Dey for phe Fiuicia! frcaiencs

Painajemen Ss meeondide tor the orepadion and tar
Scnondinge yath imental Finasceal Aepoetiney Siar iL
and mal nitaining intemal (Ovid eee fo he repeat and tale presetiation of fieaneclal Sarena: thes ane
free from manera miutement, whether due io dud ar amor aderting aed upphing apenipriate acccancing

1, ThE reipordibliny intide: cies

pokey ans ragkira AEST na] etthruries that ane reaecruble in dhe oreurreatances

Afi” Apes ae

Qu neon io pei an oie on fae cored dated fnaen albert baned os cur acl. Via

fit premiums wcitien

Chance in unearned premiine: rears

hing (ETE eres mehr

SeeTatiOn OF These consol dared fmancial seers in

TT Ta]

GARETT EXPERSES
Fee clarna incurred [Mote Ef

Kiet commons incurred (ete 11)
Catasteophe ond eecen of las reireeranine

fordiebed cur aren dtooe cho eth [rerraleare! Staradarch oe Aeobetrey. Theta dled qe TA a

cong hy vith etheual rquetenk aad plav

Shatiel dienes ot lee foe malerial meena lene

dn audi irvaives performing procedures bo chigin gudh wadence aboet the amount aed dichoures im the
financial tiara. The procedanes welecied depend on ihe auditor’ judgement, inchiding ihe seer of the
noo of mater mintatesen of the financial thee nts, whether dua fo
mnueTeetie, the auction concer internal cocirel relent the enh preperation and dai prewenieos of the
Snantil (eres in oecker bo deepen aude procedures Chal are aperopabe in ihe cecum bares, bol ert for the

Fraud or aio lin

fed peor the gudll ie obtain feaionable citrine whether Ue

Fetal dire) eager

Unsere rey pein

making thou rik

PUB of eaprtiieg af Spins on the ott of Re eee oaimal deena, 2a audit atte ipeherk

Al LG Ub penne Of Amr ie] bode td betel he Neen e Pele OP de rig) McLee ee

bey Fema, ae eel ot emg haat The Cabal greeny of Pee firricial sable.

Vite Eadie thot the auch ware we ewe obtained ie uirticient and aeprcprite t= crvice a hie Bor cur

audit opinion

Oinrate

lf Gul Spree, Whe alieiparyity cefdldated Gari dlrs peeien irk oall mtetial Moped, the
Cheated ideo af Uhre Conran ae of 31 Croce bee OS, odd iH Tenarecial pelevvreaace etal HE Go Teed ber the

yoo Then eaded in scoondance werk imemalonal Financial Reporting Serdends

Picante, Le gy me Crap.

Chartered Accountants
Filion, Galas
16 Agel Fl

Royvattar Assurance Lid. (becorp

4 Caterrevnalt cl Tha: Ba hud

CONSOUIDATED BALAMCE SHEET

AS OF 21 OFC EMERR 2000

ASSETS

hae in had ad of bank [Hote Jl
Term dept Fite Eh

Dap trier departs | Moda oy

Cue tren reine,

Deleted coor aeperria

ALONOUTTE PETRA, DINE POR TTMSTEE andl other gee

Irevewient in eecucrees [Ficrie 51
Fant wake thietaeph pcetin car lines
laura and recehasde

Verner if baebiepe (Myte 6

Property, plant and equipment [Hote 7)

TORGL ASSETS

LL ILITIES.
Gevera! Inmirance funds
Lnaigaviedd pearenuiet newer

Qubris nding dladray reaeres Fbcte Ey

Deter cone ieee

Orher Mabilinier
Dug to ern ure,

Acnguits payee sed anoreed eqns

Acheron from catia |Nom 8

TOTAL LUA EILITIES:

5 RIOS719
23,157, 968
17,181, 268
1,05, TBs
3.216, 709

146, E23

8,113,057
1,787,300
143401
1200683

Fant ne

OTHER COME

inneres, drideedk aed other lnecorre

Died bos of Meee olen [Hope 5)
Ait Change in unninal los?) ar oe on ibn in eeu ears [Ate 5

Total other eon

OFRRATIOG FMARH EES

Peron ors

Cartel af) adveetni late
Certo aed amortion {Mote 7)

Careciom® cout

Total Cpe retire ba pebeey

TOTAL COMPA EHERRIVE iC DRAG

CONSOUDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY
FOR THE PEAS ENDED 31 DECEMOEA Sone

EasaeIz
70,286, 4
16,544 417
JEBEL
RM6ET
1D

Total comprete reine income

Trameertiona with ovanerd

Givigierncs - preterence chares

Gevidencs ~ ordinary tharen

Ba 073
1219497
147,447
1,781,158

10,971,253
8897,201
7008, 710

1015, Sol

Be, 1a
aye, Dad
1 0B, S12

Total Searmach oni veth coer

ee Co mil

Total competes rae incon

Trameectiona with caer

13,971,360
5,105,657
TR

MTSE

11s
1, 10
255,008

Arathor ned, freed amd Sully pact O00

ordieary dane of $030 aah

00-000

Sathorn sect (L000: hopes ond tulky poset

$00, 000 peeferecece stern of $10.00 mech [Hote

Goiiined aaplia
Agtairad garrerngt

TOTAL QUIT

TOTAL, LLARILITES ANG ECQUITY

APPROVED Or THE fiw
OF EC TOMS AAC MED
TM Th BR HALE By

S000, ion
7,000, 000
10,177, 406

Pe

FoI

ano boo
Sond
T0200, 000
18077210

Covigerce - predorence chores
Genders ~ ordinary thar

Torta) a rece OF FN ems

JU emi

7

& Sade
19572

Ta sa ia?
CeO 6h

7400 S
aaa?

2,021,708
1,535,737

4
14, EFA
hd as

7 S27, 258
11558
SEI His

(HOR 53?
Gra
Lake}

A

2575741
1313,
1rd
72

Pr

43181 S.451,561

GPO (75,6000
(G00 00000) Geto

arnoo =| aTSe00y

Ie | MIRO
ea ee era

6015055 £015,035

GET
(3, 290/000)
(415/000)

Aes tet]

Drewkefah. ey peefererae ghare: 90.75 CSRME BLS)

Dhaldencd: per oecireary shane $02 (30K: 0 TL

The full audited Financial Statements
including the notes which form an
integral part of the Financial Statements
are available on the Company's website
at www. rsabahamas.com



TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM


THE TRIBUNE PAGE 13

sports

FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010



INSIDE ¢ Ellis inducted in Hall of Fame

Chandra Sturrup (centre) from the Bahamas is pictured along with Jamiacan Shelly-

Ann Fraser (left) and Czech Republic’s Katerina Cechova (right), as they compete in the

women 100 meters race at the IAAF World Challenge Golden Spike athletic meeting in
Ostrava, Czech Republic, Thursday, May 27, 2010. Not shown are U.S. Gloria Asumnu,
Jamaican Sherri-Ann Brooks . Fraser clocked a time of 11,04 seconds and won the race.

Make sure your child is mentally
and physically fit, witha well — bal-
anced multi-vitamin and natural
appetite stimulant that will help

them challenge the active school

days. Give them a vitamin they can
benefit from.

NECESSARY FOR GROWTH AGE AND CONVALESCENCE
RECONSTITUENT * TONICIZING * APPETITE INDUCING

Kiddi®
Pharmaton

* improves physical and mental performance
* enhances metabolic functions of the body

+ has pleasant fruity orange flavour

* improves physiological functions

Contains lysine and offer essential

components fhat support your child
dunng the cntcal development stage.

Make sure your child is
mentally and physically fit!

AVAILABLE IN THE BAHAMAS AT PHARMACIES AND DRUG STORES EVERYWHERE!

DISTRIBUTED BY NASSAU AGENCIES LTo, - 393-4654



The Chevy Silverado was the highest ranked large
pickup in JD Power's 2008 survey — the industry

* * benchmark for new-vehicle quality. This is a truck
designed for work, not just for toting your golf
bags to the country club. And 2009 Silverado
1500 models earned the highest crash ratings in frontal
and side-impact crash tests — five stars.
Available in regular or crew cab.

FEATURES:

* Vortec 4.8L V8 engine
* 4-speed automatic transmission
* Air conditioning

* Dual front airbags

* Four-wheel anti-lock brakes

* Power locks

* AM/FM stereo & CD player
* Bed liner

Regular Cab

§ Scotiabank

On-the-spot financing and insurance. 24-month/24,000-mile factory warranty.
Vehicles shown may contain optional equipment available at additional cost.





eT







eo a eat ME att









‘Drastic cuts’ for Ministry
of Sports in 2010 Budget

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

IN the 2010/2011 Budget pre-
sentation by Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham, there has
been some drastic cuts for the
Ministry of Youth, Sports and
Culture.

Presented on Wednesday in
the House of Assembly, the
Budget has affected the Nation-
al Endowment for Sports as
well as the Subvention for Elite
Athletes.

Additionally, there has also
been a huge cut of the contri-
bution to the Family Island
Regatta, the sport that has ben-
efited the most and has provid-
ed more economic boost to the
islands than any other with
their homecoming celebrations.

Minister of Youth, Sports
and Culture Charles Maynard
was not available for comment
up to press time last night.
Efforts to contact other senior
officials in his ministry failed
as well. No doubt, many will be
eager to hear Maynard’s con-

tribution to the debate when it
gets started next Wednesday in
Parliament. It’s not certain
exactly when Maynard will
make his presentation.

However, it was anticipated
prior to the ministry holding a
sports leaders conclave on Sat-
urday, May 15, that there were
going to be some significant
changes when the Budget was
released.

Compared to the 2008/2009
budget when the Family Island
Regatta got a total of $420,000,
the Budget calls for just
$300,000, signalling a dip in
$120,000.

Over the years, the ministry
has been the major provider of
grants presented to all of the
Family Islands, from Grand
Bahama to Inagua, in their
homecoming regattas.

The most significant cut in
the budget report came in the
National Endowment for
Sports where the funding has
been slashed by $500,000.

Last year, the ministry had a
total expenditure of $1,500,000,
but the budget presented has

reduced this year’s figures to
$1,000,000.

And the subvention to elite
athletes has been trimmed
down to $1,000,000 in this
year’s budget after reducing last
year’s figures of $1,170,815 for a
difference of $170,815.

Reports indicate that a num-
ber of the elite athletes have
been presented with letters ear-
lier this year indicating that
there will be some changes in
their subventions.

Certain athletes, according
to the letter (which was not
available for publication), were
informed that because they
were either not performing up
to standard, injured or were not
competing at all, they would
either have their subventions
cut, suspended or cancelled.

Since its inception, a num-
ber of athletes have benefited
from the subvention pro-
gramme that was initially intro-
duced jointly by the Bahamas
Olympic Association and the
Bahamas Association of Ath-
letic Associations in conjunc-
tion with the ministry.



tar tS

Gy TITAS

coaches, schools
CC





















@NMC

MARA) MOTO COU

Shirley Street * 302-0130 * Fax: 323-7272
info@nassaumotor.com * www.chevroletbahamas.com

TEMPERS flared Wednes-
day night as the Bahamas Asso-
ciation of Athletic Associations
(BAAA) issued a one-year sus-
pension to three coaches and
two schools following its investi-
gation into the alleged infraction
of competition rules at the Penn
Relays in April.

The coaches and the schools
are required to submit a letter
of apology to the federation and






Tee

CHEVROLET



“failure to comply will result in
their suspension being continu-
ous.” The coaches and schools
are no longer allowed to take
part in BAAA competitions
“from the date of the infraction.”
And Penn Relays officials also
suspended them from participa-
tion for the 12 months.

According to a press state-
ment, the BAAA conducted an
investigation into the alleged
infraction of Penn Relays com-
petition rules by coaches and
schools from Sir Jack Hayward
and Anatol Rodgers high
schools which competed at the
116th version of the Penn Relays
in Philadelphia.

“The federation determined
that the high school eligibility
and competition rule governing
the participation of high school
teams which states that ‘all high
school competitors must com-
pete for their high school teams
and be cleared for competition
by the school principal’ and
‘relay teams must consist of run-
ners from the same school’ was
breached,” said the statement.

It said that the infraction was
confirmed by the director of the
Penn Relays in an official com-
munication to BAAA boss Mike
Sands.

“Accordingly, disciplinary
action was taken against coaches
Wayne Munroe and Emmitt
Higgins representing Sir Jack
Hayward and Rupert Gardiner
from Anatol Rodgers respec-
tively. The coaches and schools
are suspended for one year from
participating in BAAA compe-
titions from the date of the
infraction.

“Additionally the coaches and
the schools are required to sub-
mit a letter of apology to the fed-
eration and failure to comply will
result in their suspension being
continuous. The coaches and
schools were also suspended by
the Penn Relays officials from
participation for the same period.

“The BAAA is satisfied that
the matter was handled objec-
tively, having regard for the facts
presented and the penalty rea-
sonable under the circumstances.
The federation’s decision has
been forwarded to the institu-
tions and coaches of the
schools.”

TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM


PAGE 14, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010

TRIBUNE SPORTS

SPORTS
























































































SIMIC
OF SASSAL, RAH ALAS

SUMMER “LEARN TO SWIM" CLASSES
June 28" to July 23 2010

REGISTRATION AT
QUEEN'S COLLEGE POOL
SATURDAY May 29, 2010
9:00 A.M. TO 11:00 NOON

Registration forms available on the website:
ww, barracudaswimming.org

WASHERS & DRYERS

DESIGN &

INNOVATION

The fine line of General Electric appliances found
at Geoffrey Jones are designed to suit your needs,
providing the ultimate in convenience, performance
and style. With the best that technology has to offer,
competitive pricing and a full service department,
Geoffrey Jones is your ultimate appliance centre.

imagination at work GEOFFREY

Sales & Full Service Department
Rosetta & Montgomery Streets

322-2188/9
JONES & CO

By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

THE Bahamas continues
its long standing tradition of
international softball recog-
nition with yet another
entrant into the Hall of Fame
of the sport’s governing body.

Naomi Ellis will become
the 12th Bahamian inducted
into the International Softball
Federation’s Hall of Fame
after a storied career which
spanned nearly two decades.

Ellis’ time in the competi-
tive arena began in 1968, last-
ed until 1987 and featured
numerous national team
appearances for the Bahamas
at the regional and interna-
tional level.

She also spent years play-
ing in the New Providence
Softball Association and var-
ious Other leagues on the
Bahamas Softball Association
circuit.

Ellis’ list of accomplish-
ments included an impressive
stint at the Caribbean Ama-
teur Softball Tournament
(CAST) during the 1970s.

She began her internation-
al career on a strong note
when she won the Most Out-
standing Rookie Award at
CAST in Belize and followed
with her second CAST
appearance at the event in
Bermuda in 1973.

In 1975 it was the
Bahamas’ opportunity to host
CAST, and Ellis had an
opportunity to showcase her
skills at home.

Ellis followed with perhaps
her best CAST performance
when she led the Bahamas to
the tournament champi-
onship and secured the bat-
ting crown as the top hitter.

She was a member of the
Bahamas’ 1978 World Cham-
pionship team at the event
held in San Salvador, El Sal-
vador, and at the First World
Games in California, USA.

At the peak of the
Bahamas’ success on the
international scene, Ellis was
at the forefront, as she rep-
resented the country at the
fourth Women’s Fast Pitch
Championship in China in
1981 and later that year fin-
ished off a stellar season by
helping the Bahamas to win
its first CONCACAS Cham-
pionship.

In 1982, Ellis’ single was
the lone hit standing between
the Bahamas and being
shutout with a no-hitter
against the high powered US
at the World Championships.

She officially retired from
competition in 1987.

BSF president Burket
Dorsett, said Ellis deserves
much acclaim for a storied

career.

“It is hard to think of a
player more worthy of such a
lofty distinction and Naomi
has certainly made a mark for

SOUR AU TRC

the Bahamas, not only with
the recognition she has gained
internationally but for her
efforts at home in the local
leagues as well,” he said. “It is



a well-deserved accomplish-
ment and speaks volumes
about the recognition the fed-
eration and its players have
achieved.”

ia

a

bbe

SFERYL CROU

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!



Grammy-winner and singer-songwriter
sheryl Crow will perform her classic songs
which are a unique
blend of rock and country

Saturday, May 29th, 2010
9:30 PM

en) *t=al=ler= lila

5s open 6:3
FOR TICKET INFORMATION CALL 3

FBO W Ne Bh



If you want to receive all the latest news about Atlantis
eoncerts and other evants then join the e-newsletter
just for residents The Atlantis Scene!

Just subscribe to TheAtlantisScenea@kerzner.com!



MINISTRY OF WORKS & TRANSPORT

NOTICE
CORRIDOR 1A

Bamboo and Zion Boulevard
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE & DIFERSIONS

JOSE CARTELLONE CONSTRUCCIONES CIVILES 5.4 would like to inform the motoring public that East Street South
will be permanently open to the motoring public, effective Thursday Jume 3, 2010 while road works will be carried out on

sections of Bamboo & Zion Blvd for approximately two (2) weeks.

*Motorist travelling through Buttercup Drive onto Bamboo Blvd. will be affected and are asked to us an alternate rowte to

their destination,

*Motorist travelling north & south towards ¥iow Bld ont East St, should following the signs posted "DIVERSION" throwgh

Antonio Drive,

Detowrs will be clearly oarbed to allow ihe safe passage for pedestrians. motorist and proper signage will be erected delineating the work zone.
har fofiaice Linoopbont de prapeed i+ greatly appreciated aad we de apologies for ihe incoweeaieuce 4 deleps comied,

abba rie Cea ete bait Cede
(Offic Hester Seder SE ge oh: LD per
OW DALLA

beat. dohorevnchoo tetera

Fer further inforreagen ples contact
Te Braga Deprun Lint

Seiriorry of Werks 5. Sreeet
Manian: PG] Od
Era: coblicworbaitbaitt anil:

TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM


THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010, PAGE 15



LOCAL NEWS



FROM page one

ceed we had to force ourselves
back into gear,” said Aria
Chandler, final year medical
student.

A state of emergency was
declared for the capital
Kingston and St Andrew’s
parish on Sunday, in the gov-
ernment’s effort to serve an
arrest warrant on Christopher
“Dudus” Coke, who is wanted
for extradition to the United
States to answer gun and drugs
charges. Jamaican officials
have arrested more than 500
people since operations were
launched in the downtown
Kingston community of Tivoli
Gardens on Monday. Over 45
civilians have been killed, most-
ly men. At least three officers
also have been killed.

“Tt is still a pretty bad fight
between the police and the gun-
men. Everyday there are more
shootings. When you watch the
news you don’t get the impres-
sion that they have the situa-
tion under control,” said Dr
Arlington Lightbourne, past
president of the Bahamas Stu-
dent Association.

“T am not saying all is well,
but there are no Bahamians
that I am aware of that are near
the communities currently
fighting. That does not mean
things can’t change, but for the
most part, the UWI is business

Bahamians sit
exams amid conflict

as usual,” said Dr Lightbourne.

Violent clashes have been
reported in Tivoli Gardens,
Spanish Town, Denham Town,
Mountain View, and to a lesser
extend Red Hills Road, among
other areas. The resort areas,
primarily 100 miles away on the
north coast, have been unaf-
fected, as well as the rest of the
country.

“It doesn’t make me worry
about my own safety, but it
makes me worry about the
innocent people living in the
areas. So many services are cut
off to the community, includ-
ing health services and food. I
am pretty comfortable as far as
it relates to my safety and the
other Bahamians here. All the
Bahamians here are not direct-
ly (in the line of fire), even
though some people have
reported hearing gunfire,” said
Dr Lightbourne.

He is currently stationed at
the University Hospital, which
has seen an increase in trauma
since the violence erupted.
Elective services have not been
cancelled at University Hospi-
tal, however they have been at
the Kingston Public Hospital
(KPH), which is located in the
heart of downtown Kingston,

where the conflict is raging.

Students who were on rota-
tion at KPH and the Busta-
mante Hospital were removed
from duty last week, before the
conflict erupted, according to
Ms Chandler. It is unclear
whether any Bahamian doctors
in Jamaica are among the
cohort of doctors at KPH.

“KPH is overwhelmed. They
are asking for doctors to come
in, but the big issue is how to
transport medical staff to and
from KPH. There may be one
or two Bahamian doctors work-
ing at KPH, but I am not in
contact with them,” said Dr
Lightbourne.

The Medical Students’
Library is reportedly closing at
6pm, until further notice, unlike
their usual 6am closing time.
Other businesses are closing
early, like banks and fast food
restaurants.

“On campus it feels normal. I
am not sure how it will be when
I go off campus, because every-
thing shuts down early now. No
one is open beyond 6pm,” said

Ms Chandler. Final years
exams in the Faculty of Medical
Sciences are still in session.
Results are expected to be
released on June 7. Ms Chan-

dler said she would leave
Jamaica after that and drive to
the Sangster International Air-
port in Montego Bay if neces-
sary.





MACKEY ST STORE ONLY
MAY 28 & 29

SIDEWALK SALE







Legal action planned against police
FROM page one

and her face badly scraped by the tarmac, while her sister suffered
serious injuries to her spine.

The Yellow Elder Primary School students claimed the car was
speeding past the bus in the new one-way dual-carriageway when
it hit them both and Mr Pierre said the driver, believed to be a
police officer, stopped his car immediately after as a crowd gath-
ered. He said five police cars and two ambulances arrived, but as
Mr Pierre went to Princess Margaret Hospital in the ambulance
with his daughters, he said the driver was allowed to go free with-
out charge.

Mr Pierre, who operates a convenience store in Market Street,
wants the driver to be charged for driving without due care and
attention and he is calling for the one-way traffic system imple-
mented on March 30 to be reversed as he has seen an increase in
speeding in the residential area.

“My children could have died,” he said.

“It’s very scary — Nassau is so dangerous.

“And now we have a highway right through the ghetto. The cars
are not passing, they are flying, and there are a lot of children in the
area who can’t even go out to buy an ice-cream anymore, because
the cars are flying by.”

He took Kerva to PMH yesterday for her cast to be removed, but
she is still walking with crutches and has marks from the acci-
dent on her face. She will return for a check-up on July 8, while
Eva’s condition must be closely monitored, the father said.

In their fight for justice the family has been offered assistance by
attorney and new National Development Party (NDP) member
Paul Moss who, at a press conference on Wednesday, accused
police of trying to cover up the incident.

“A month later after the accident, it was reported that the dri-
ver will not be charged,” Mr Moss said.

“Tt stems as a cover up. These are children, 10 and 11 years old,
and police are saying the children are responsible for their injuries.

“We will pursue this matter; these are very young children with
their lives ahead of them. We must deal with it, respect them and
the constitution.”

The Tribune requested information from police just days after
the accident but it was not until after the press conference that
police confirmed there was an accident. However, police did not
provide details about the investigation before The Tribune went to
press.

Learn more at
bahamas.scotiabank.com/mobile



ee vay apy







ieee mee me

elesleie)
KFC Nassau

TOP HITS
EMR -
LU EEUU Ce

BGP 1) THES WES
) RAD 3.)
CU ALS US B MD TROND os.
MDREATIAETAR CARES

bs
BUTLER & SANDS GROUNDS, JFK



TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM








THE TRIBUNE ®
AF Q@2SehT BE

FRIDAY,

MAY 28,



FAMILY GUARDIAN

INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED



By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he Government will

not have to increase

taxes in next year’s

Budget if its eco-
nomic and fiscal forecasts for
this year hold true, Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham told Tri-
bune Business, as he unveiled
plans to privatise Nassau Flight
Services.

“We do not now think we
will have to increase taxes for
next year, but that depends on
circumstances,” the Prime Min-
ister said, after unveiling a 2010-
2011 Budget containing some
$100 million in tax increases, as
he attempts to plug a record
fiscal deficit expected to reach
5.7 per cent of GDP, or $425
million, this fiscal year.

While Mr Ingraham’s com-
ments may be seen as a few
crumbs of comfort for
Bahamas-based industries
impacted by this year’s tax
increases and restructured
regimes, the Government
appears to moving towards ‘get-
ting out of business’ or, more
bluntly, exiting activities that
could be better performed by
the private sector.

Referring to the Govern-
ment’s 100 per cent state-
owned ground handling firm,
which operates at Lynden Pin-
dling International Airport
(LPIA) and provides services
to airlines, Mr Ingraham told
Tribune Business: “We will pri-

SECTION B ¢ business@tribunemedia.net

PM: No tax rises likely next year



PM HUBERT INGRAHAM

vatise Nassau Flight Services,
and privatise solid waste man-
agement and, later on, waste
collection.”

He offered no details or a
timetable for Nassau Flight Ser-
vices’ privatisation. Ian Morte-
more, Nassau Flight Services
general manager, said he was
unaware of plans to privatise
the company, and declined to
comment further when con-
tacted by Tribune Business yes-
terday.

Meanwhile, the Prime Min-
ister said the 2010-2011 capital
works Budget of $265 million
was $10 million more than last
year’s $255 million.

He described this, though, as
an “inflated number” since it
included the Government’s $16
million equity contribution for

New Budget treating
‘symptom, not cause’

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

MEMBERS of the Bahamas
Motor Dealers Association
(BMDA) were locked in an
urgent meeting with Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham last
night over the tax changes they
believe could cripple their
industry, one executive telling
Tribune Business that the Gov-
ernment was dealing with “the
symptom, not the cause” of its
fiscal malaise by focusing sole-
ly on tax increases.

Rick Lowe, operations man-
ager at Nassau Motor Compa-
ny, told this newspaper that
dealers would meet with the
Prime Minister at 5pm yester-
day afternoon to discuss the
restructured Excise Tax regime
for the auto industry, which has
seen rates reduced to just two -
65 per cent and 85 per cent,
with the appropriate duty
determined according to engine
size.

Having detailed the negative
impact on the auto industry in
yesterday’s Tribune Business,
Mr Lowe said the regime
change had meant a 17.5 per
cent increase in the retail price
of one of its most popular mod-

* Motor dealers locked
in meeting with PM last
night over duty rises

* Analysts fear tax increases
could slow economy
further, delaying recovery

* Hotel tax increases work
directly against attempts
to create ‘value perception’
among travellers

els, the small CRV sports utili-
ty vehicle. The price, he sug-
gested, would rise from $38,000
to $45,000, describing this as a
“killer”.

Meanwhile, Mr Lowe said
the Ingraham administration -
like successive governments
before them - had failed to
tackle the real cause of the
Bahamas’ fiscal imbalance,
namely that the size of govern-
ment was too big, with knock-
on consequences for expendi-
ture.

“It’s impossible to hold the
line,’ Mr Lowe told Tribune
Business. “We cannot afford all

SEE page 7B

‘Killing off the goose
that laid golden egg’

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A FORMER Chamber pres-
ident yesterday questioned
whether the Government could
“make the hard decisions” nec-
essary to achieve its key objec-
tive of bringing the debt-to-
GDP ratio down to 40 per cent
in the medium term, and
warned it was “in danger of
killing the goose that laid the
golden egg” through the sharp
tax increases on the hotel and
auto industry.

Dionisio D’Aguilar, who is
also Superwash’s president, told
Tribune Business that the Gov-
ernment’s own Budget projec-
tions indicated it was not confi-
dent about getting close to the
40 per cent threshold in the
medium-term, with the debt-
to-GDP ratios for the 2011-
2012 and 2012-2013 Budget
years projected to be 49.2 per
cent and 48.7 per cent respec-
tively.

While praising the Govern-
ment’s recognition that it had
an “operating deficit problem”,
and attempt to address that in
the Budget by lowering the
GFS fiscal deficit from $425
million this fiscal year to $227

* Ex-Chamber chief
expresses fears that
hotels/auto industry
unable to absorb
tax increases

* Not confident in
government’s ability
to achieve 40%
debt-to-GDP target and
‘make hard decisions’

* Questions over GDP
data used, as deficits
set to continue

* But businesses should

be ‘thankful’ no cost
of doing business rises
across the board, as
tariff rates unchanged

million in 2010-2011, Mr
D’ Aguilar said: “The debt as a
percentage of GDP remains in
the high 40 per cents over the
next three years.”

Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham said the Govern-
ment’s short-term Budget

SEE page 5B

* Government to privatise Nassau Flight Services
* PM hits at PLP government for increasing National Stadium costs
for Bahamian taxpayer to $40m via location, due to location
* Says Christie administration left government with public sector insurance
premium policy that rose from $9m in fiscal ‘07-08 to $38m this year
* Taxes not keeping pace with inflation, as government does
not include BTC sales proceeds in Budget calculations

a 40 per cent stake in the new
Arawak Cay port. A further
$16 million was required for the
construction/renovation of new
Supreme Court premises at
Ansbacher House, a project
expected to cost $12 million,
and the purchase of the Kelly’s
Building on Bay Street, which
will be transformed into a cen-
trepiece of downtown’s revival.

Stripping out these items
would reduce the Governmen-
t’s capital spending budget clos-
er to $230 million, Mr Ingra-
ham said, as opposed to $265
million.

He then criticised the former
Christie administration’s choice
of location for the new Nation-
al Stadium, revealing that it was
far from being a free $30 mil-
lion ‘gift’ from the Chinese gov-
ernment to the Bahamian peo-
ple.

Mr Ingraham told Tribune
Business that the Bahamian
taxpayer, via the Government,
would have to spend $40 mil-
lion to complete the National
Stadium by financing the instal-
lation of all utilities, amenities

and landscaping.

This price tag is some $10
million more than the $30 mil-
lion it is costing to construct the
building, with the Chinese turn-
ing over the ‘shell’ of the prop-
erty, and Mr Ingraham said
costs to the Bahamian taxpayer
would have been less if a more
suitable National Stadium loca-
tion had been chosen.

“It’s going to cost us at least
$40 million to get the National
Stadium operational,” Mr
Ingraham revealed, saying this
would cover the cost of
installing utilities, roads, land-
scaping and support services.

Some $15 million has been
allocated in the 2010-2011 cap-
ital budget for the Queen Eliz-
abeth Sports Centre Redevel-
opment Project, at a time when
the Treasury is scrapping for
every cent to finance essential
public services.

“Having chosen the site that
was chosen, that increased the
cost of support services,” Mr
Ingraham told Tribune Busi-
ness, pointing to its distance
from utility and transport con-







nections. “If it had been a dif-
ferent geographical site, it
would cost less dollars to make
operational.”

Other major capital projects
to be undertaken in the next
fiscal year, Mr Ingraham said,
were a further $40 million
advanced to the New Provi-
dence Road Improvement Pro-
ject, plus a special, one-time
$4.2 million subsidy to the
Water & Sewerage Corpora-
tion to facilitate utility works
on Bay Street and downtown
Nassau, Mackey Street and Sol-
dier Road.

The Corporation, along with
Bahamasair, have both seen
their main subsidies cut by $1
million, to $18 million and $16
million respectively, for 2010-
2011. And ZNS has seen its
subsidy slashed by 50 per cent,
from $8.5 million to $4.25 mil-
lion, yet together, the three
state-owned entities are still set
to cost the taxpayer more than
$38 million.

Mr Ingraham, meanwhile,

SEE page 2B

S1.2m cost if farm closes

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

IF ABACO Big Bird Chick-
en farm is forced into closure
because of the Government’s
removal of chicken import per-
mits, the island could lose a $1.2
million contributor to the local
economy, its owners told Tri-
bune Business yesterday, hav-
ing cancelled an order of chicks
when they received the news.

Partner in the farm, Carol-
jean Lowe, said she and her
staff were caught off-guard by
the Government’s decision to
immediately end the chicken
imports permitting regime.

FAMILY GUARDIAN

INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED

,

call us today at 396-1355

SALES OFFICES: NASSAU | FREEPORT | ABACO | ELEUTHERA | EXUMA | CORPORATE CENTRE: EAST BAY STREET | www.famg



Chicken farm alarm at import regime end, and
says 40 jobs could be at risk, with chick order
immediately cancelled upon hearing news

They have already arranged a
Monday morning meeting with
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham to discuss the matter.

“We had to cancel the chick-
ens coming in next week and
now we are looking at every
avenue,” said Ms Lowe. “But
we know that people will sup-
port our products and that they
will stand up over other prod-
ucts.”

She added that while 60 per
cent of their chickens are sold
on the local Abaco market,

much is exported to New Prov-
idence.

And while she represents
only 1 per cent of the chicken
market in the Bahamas, the rest
coming from imports, Abaco
Big Bird typically sends a con-
tainer of chicken to New Prov-
idence. Yet it recently only sent
90 cases.

According to Ms Lowe, her
staff were immediately alarmed
by the Mr Ingraham’s words:

SEE page 2B

-
“As Exeeilent

retirement

headed in the right tirection?

invest in an annuity

[a stable income stream post-retirement
[1 guaranteed investment returns
[4 flexible payout terms

all of the above

$42 pay-out
from the ABDAB
Stake purchase

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE investment vehicle
majority-owned by Sir Garet
‘Tiger’ Finlayson and his fami-
ly is set to pay out at total $42
million dividend to its share-
holders following the $100 mil-
lion-plus sale of its stakes in
Commonwealth Brewery and
Burns House, it was revealed
yesterday.

Based on the announcement
of a $14 per share dividend, and
2,985,262 shares being issued
and outstanding, the dividend
set to be declared by the Asso-
ciated Bahamian Distillers and
Brewers (ABDAB) will total
some $41.794 million, a sum
likely to keep happy dissenters
who previously raised questions
in Tribune Business about the
process surrounding the divest-
ment of the Burns
House/Brewery stakes.

ABDAB yesterday attempt-
ed to clarify the situation sur-
rounding the sale of its Burns
House Commonwealth Brew-
ery stakes, which is believed to
have earned the company $120-
$125 million, via an advertise-
ment in Tribune Business.

The message, said to come
from the company’s president,
Mark Finlayson, said the move

SEE page 4B





\ -- rs
The information contained is from a thir
party and The Tribune can not be held
responsible for errors ands
fromthe daily report,

















A SUBSIDIARY OF

FAMGUARD

CORPORATION


PAGE 2B, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010
aS
PM: No tax rises likely next year

FROM page 1B

also blasted the former Christie
government for ‘pandering’ to
the public service via wage and
emolument increases, plus
overly-generous insurance pro-
visions, that were now weighing
heavily on the Government’s
finances.

The Prime Minister told Tri-
bune Business that life/medical
premiums for the public service
stood at around $9 million in
the 2007-2008 fiscal year, but
for 2010-2011 were set to cost
$38 million - a level he branded
as “unsustainable”.

Mr Ingraham acknowledged
to Tribune Business that “most
of our taxes are not keeping
pace with inflation”, pointing
to the fact that the $5 increase
in departure taxes - from $15
to $20 - was the first time this
particular tax had been
increased in 20 years. Even this
increase left the Bahamas
“amongst the low end in the
region” on this tax.

He added that the $8.934
million increase in motor vehi-
cle taxes, produced by the
changed licensing regime and

consolidation of the 19 sepa-
rate rates into three, was
designed to offset and largely
cover the $12 million that the
Government must now pay the
Bahamas Electricity Corpora-
tion (BEC) for street lighting.

BEC, he added, “will
become taxpayers again”, with
the two-year holiday on Stamp
Duty payable on its fuel
imports having come to an end.

Asked about progress on the
Bahamas Telecommunications
Company’s (BTC) privatisa-
tion, and whether that will help
to close the Government's fiscal
gap, the Prime Minister said
any sales proceeds would not
be a factor in the 2009-2010
budget figures.

“It is not expected that will
happen, and it 1s not budgeted
for it to happen in the next fis-
cal period either,” Mr Ingra-
ham said, indicating the Gov-
ernment would treat any pro-
ceeds from the sale as a bonus.

The Prime Minister said
Bahamas-based companies that
would either be graduating, or
having limits placed upon duty-
free concessions, as a result of

THE TRIBUNE

changes unveiled to the Indus-
tries Encouragement Act
would “feel it the most” in
terms of the 2010-2011 Bud-
get’s impact.

“We are now going to limit
the access to duty-free imports
to light and cottage industries,
small businesses, which are
defined in law as having
$250,000 turnover or less per
annum. That will see a signifi-
cant number of persons gradu-
ating from that exemption,” Mr
Ingraham told Tribune Busi-
ness.

On the amendments to the
Spirits and Beer Manufactur-
ers Act, which increased the tax
rate per gallon on beer pro-
duced by Bahamian breweries,
with the long-term objective of
equalising the rates paid by
Sands and Commonwealth on
beer produced domestically, Mr
Ingraham said: “That will also
be consistent with the Eco-
nomic Partnership Agreement
(EPA) requirements, and
reduce the cost of imported
beer and the impact on the
tourism side of the economy in
terms of the cost of beer.”

S1.2m cost if
farm closes

“The current requirement for a
permit to import chicken is being

Real Estate |



‘
reer ay

eRe U Tet tot ele

10% off Storewide
Up to 75% off Selected Items

RUBINS

established 1929

Harbour Bay Shopping Center 322.3170
Cable Collage, Cable Beach 327.7072



ae Te Ua

Ki
F

Ss eM eS a
Tel: 502 2356 “

for ad rates

eliminated.”

The chicken farm produces up
to 60,000 birds for slaughter, not
enough for the entire Bahamian
market, but Ms Lowe is afraid the
elimination of the permit will force
them out of their niche.

“Tf this fails we will lose around
40 people,” she said.

The owners of the farm were
concerned by the Government’s
lack of consultation on the matter,
and seem to be upset by the fact
that it told them nothing about the
changes nor when they would come
into effect.

Ms Lowe said she wanted to see
the Government raise the duties
on chicken instead of rescinding
the permit requirement.

Another principal, Lance Pin-
der, said the Government’s deci-
sion was another disincentive to
young people going into farming
and animal husbandry, as they
advocate imports with their poli-
cy. “If this shuts down it will have a



huge effect,” he said.






Have no fear. Bounty is here. :

Bounty's super absorbent quilts soak up just about anything PLUS its superior
strength when wet allows each sheet to be reused. Try Bounty paper towels to take
the stress out of disastrous household mess.

The Best Ever Quilted Quicker Picker-Upper

Available in The Bahamas



TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM




THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010, PAGE 3B



a
Brewery assessing 50 per

cent duty growth impact

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia. net

COMMONWEALTH
Brewery (CBL) is assessing
how a 50 per cent increase in
excise duties and its being grad-
uated from the Industries
Encouragement Act, which
now has a shelf-life of five
years, will affect its business as
it is absorbed by Heineken
International and prepares for
its Initial Public Offering (IPO).

Managing Director of the
Burns House Group of Com-
panies, LeRoy Archer, said,
that the excise duty increases
and a 100 per cent increase in
duties on raw packing material
will “significantly impact the
future of CBL beers in the
Bahamas”.

The company has benefited
from a zero tax regime on its
imported raw materials and
equipment.

Now, Commonwealth Brew-

ery will have to revisit its finan-
cials and how it does business,
which will also ring true for
Grand Bahama’s Bahamian
Brewery, maker of Sands beer,
as the new tax regime is phased
in for them.

Government proposes to tax
the Grand Bahama brewery $4
per gallon until the tax is incre-
mentally built up to $6 per gal-
lon, when it will be on par with
Commonwealth Brewery’s tax
regime.

“The increase in the tax rate
will be phased in on beer pro-
duced in the Port Area that is
shipped to other parts of the
Bahamas,” said Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham in his budget
communique.

“It is being increased to $4
per gallon and eventually will
be brought to the same level as
other locally-produced beer.

“The phase-in of tax on Port
area beer reflects the fact that
other beer manufacturers in the
Bahamas have benefited from

concessions for extended peri-
ods of time following their start-
up.”

Mr Archer said Common-
wealth Brewery officials are dis-
cussing the increases with the
Government, but are waiting
for a response from the Prime
Minister before making a final
public statement on the mat-
ter.

“All questions are quite rel-
evant but the PM should
respond first,” he told Tribune
Business.

Commonwealth Brewery
recently announced its inten-
tion to release its 25 per cent
IPO, valued between $60-$65
million.

It is expected that the sale of
Commonwealth Brewery and
Burns House, valued at $240
million, will be completed
before the end of this year. This
will be recognised as arguably
the largest equity IPO in
Bahamian capital markets his-
tory.

3% deficit target beats Wall Street’s first expectations

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



THE Government’s 3 per cent fiscal deficit
target for 2010-2011 is better than a Wall Street
credit rating agency had predicted, its leading
analyst for the Bahamas yesterday telling Tri-
bune Business the key question was whether the
Ingraham administration could achieve the $200
million revenue increase it was projecting in a
still-contracting economy.

Emphasising that she had only looked at the
Budget’s ‘broad picture’, Lisa Schineller, a direc-
tor of Standard & Poor’s (S&P) sovereign rating
group, said that bringing the fiscal deficit down to
3 per cent of GDP, as opposed to the record 5.7
per cent this year, was “not something we expect-
ed right away”.

Gabriel Torres, Moody’s vice-president and
senior analyst for the Bahamas, declined to com-
ment to Tribune Business, saying he wanted
more time to study the 2010-2011 Budget’s
details.

However, it appears that the Government’s
tax increases, designed to raise an extra $100
million, some 50 per cent of the projected rev-
enue rise, and spending containment measures
have sent the right message to the international
credit ratings and capital markets. That, in turn,

Some things just
belong together

Energy Star® Qualified Tall
ey
LER Lier ae

AnyWareâ„¢ Plus silverware basket

CMU Cee Le mT
era aT
a ULL Laie meee ||

areca he

WSF Certitied Sani Rinse

should prevent any further downgrade of this
nation’s sovereign credit rating.

Ms Schineller said the critical question for the
2010-2011 Budget year was whether the Gov-
ernment would be able to increase revenues from
$1.295 billion to $1.492 billion, given that there
was no revenue buoyancy in an economy forecast
to contract by a further 0.5 per cent in 2010.

The S&P executive, meanwhile, said the pro-
jected 2009-2010 fiscal deficit of 5.7 per cent or
$425 million was higher than S&P had projected,
although it had anticipated a slide from the 3.9
per cent forecast by the Government.

“The [fiscal deficit] outturn was higher than the
Budget had projected,” she added. “We were
also assuming there was going to be slippage. It
was a little bit higher than we had anticipated - we
had 5.2 per cent, and it came in at 5.7 per cent.”

Ms Schineller said S&P had been projecting a
2010-2011 fiscal deficit greater than 4 per cent, so
the Government’s projected 3 per cent was “not
something we expected right away”.

Another positive, she said, was the Prime Min-
ister’s message that the Bahamas was seeking to
“reverse sooner rather than later” the deficit and
debt-to-GDP positions, as it reinforced this
nation’s history of macroeconomic stability and
fiscal prudence - a key factor underpinning its
high sovereign credit ratings.

BLUM eee Tete

EERE als
eter eae,

se ywerâ„¢ Burners

Cea Mme Tee eee

STOMA Lemme ees]
Self-Cleaning Syste

cleanup

Employment Opportunity

OPERATIONS MANAGER (with oversight for compliance)

Summary of Key Responsibilities:

* Managing the day-to-day operations of the Banking Department focusing on overall
workflow, productivity improvement, timeliness, problem determination and resolution,
training and staff development, guidance and team leadership. Supervise, coach and train
employees, to include organizing, prioritizing and scheduling of work assignments.

¢ Play an integral part in the management and internal control flow process.

* Develop strong working rapport with clients to finalize creative ideas and establish strong
relationships. Promote a customer first culture and a policy of continuous improvement.

* Managing the relationship of various outside vendors/clients and supervising the com-
munication process, as the need arises, to correct any discrepancies.

* Evaluating and streamlining existing bank processes and formalize documentation of the
internal control processes within the banking and loan related areas, as well as compliance
and risk management.

* Maintaining up-to-date procedures consistent with the bank’s credit policies and bank-
ing prudential regulations, with regards to treasury management.

* Ensure compliance with established internal guidelines and external regulations affect-
ing the department. Oversee the bank’s overall compliance activities ensuring adherence
to policy and procedures. Liaise with Group Compliance.

* Review existing client files to ensure they are fully compliant. Monitor account opening
and the due diligence process as well as monitoring of client transactions for suspicious
activity.

* Implement effective systems to improve the compliance function and providing recom-
mendations/periodic assessments of the level of compliance to management.

* Identify compliance problems through compliance testing, analysis of audit reports, staff
meetings and on-going interaction with other compliance officers.

Perform other duties deemed necessary.
Requirements:

Knowledgeable of banking operations and daily procedures
Working knowledge of compliance requirements

Fair knowledge of financial services and products

Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products

Sufficient work experience as a professional in the financial sector
Strong communication skills and analytical abilities

Experience in managing and empowering people

Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Planning and Organizing skills

Qualified applicants should send their resume and cover letter to
Att: Operations Manager position

P.O. BOX N-7120

Nassau, Bahamas

Deadline for submission is June 11, 2010



Whirlpool®
Kitchen
STO) Ns
$5,185

Aree eg)
you pay cash.

1.6 Cu. Ft. Microwave-Range
Bem e UE
eee ae

22 Cu. Ft. Energy Star®
Qualified Side-by-Side
tote rei
ED2FHEXVO

Teme Maes emer imines
PLUME eh ae Ea Pe otal) Electronic ice and water
dispenser with standard push
buttan controls. Adjustable door
Saber Me] MAAa Lele] Com eLe heel aTe

other large containers

Open Monday thru Saturday, 8:30am ‘til $:30pm

Master Technici

APPLIANCES & ELECTRONICS

Village Rd, Nassau, Bahamas
ieee eee eee. er
www. mastertechbahamas.com

TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM

You will be satisfied!


PAGE 4B, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ROBIN RICHARD PHILLIPS
of GREEN TURTLE CAY, P.O. BOX AB-22741, 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 28 day of MAY, 2010 to the
Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, PO. Box
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that DAVID RICHARD PHILLIPS
of GREEN TURTLE CAY, P.O. BOX AB-22741, 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 28 day of MAY, 2010 to the
Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



Legal Notice

NOTICE
MOONLIGHT GROUP LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 27th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., PO. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE
TERA INVESTMENTS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 27th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

EVERSHINE
INTERNATIONAL LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 27th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
MAMAU BUSINESS CORP.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 27th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

$42m pay-out from the ABDAB stake purchase

to sell ABDAB’s major assets
was approved at the company’s
annual general meeting on Jan-
uary 4, 2010, with 76.2 per cent
of the shareholders present.

The Securities Commission
was subsequently informed that
the deal had been approved,
with government approval
received on April 28, 2010.

The deal would always have
been approved, given that Sir
Garet holds a majority 58.5 per
cent stake in ABDAB through
General Bahamian Companies.
He is also supported by a fur-
ther 56,250 shares owned by
Maratani Holdings - believed
to be a vehicle for his children,
Mark, Rae, Tanya and Nikki.
Together, those holdings
account for a 60.4 per cent
stake.

However, observers said the
unresolved issues related more
to the process by which the deal

was approved, and questioned
whether all investors had
received adequate notice of the
AGM and what was on the
agenda. The AGM took place
on January 4, just after the New
Year, and the notice would
likely have gone out in or
around the Christmas period,
when minds were elsewhere.

Tribune Business’s calcula-
tions also showed that Bradley
Roberts, the PLP chairman and
former minister of works, holds
a 3.3 per cent stake in ABDAB
via 97,358 shares, while anoth-
er long-standing business part-
ner of Sir Garet, Franklyn Wil-
son and his family, hold 19,125
shares.

It is difficult to work out the
stake held by Sir David Gib-
bons, ABDAB’s second largest
shareholder, as his shares are
held in the name of a corpo-
rate entity. Two appear on the

shareholders register, North
American Finance, which owns
591,409 shares, or Westward
(Grand Cayman) Ltd, which
owns 333,333. Both companies
share the same Bermuda
address.

If Sir David is the ultimate
beneficial owner of both, he
effectively controls a 30-plus
per cent stake in ABDAB.

Minority shareholders had
previously told Tribune Busi-
ness they were questioning
whether they would benefit
from the Burns House/Com-
monwealth Brewery sale, hav-
ing received zero information
on it.

T. B. Donaldson, the former
Central Bank governor and cur-

THE TRIBUNE

rent Commonwealth Bank
chairman, who holds some 604
ABDAB shares, told Tribune
Business: "The answer is no", in
response to whether he had
received any information on the
Heineken transaction/.

He added: "I doubt whether
any shareholders received any-
thing. I seldom receive anything
from, them. I'd be quite sur-
prised if anyone received any-
thing at all.”

When asked whether he
hoped to receive a dividend
from ABDAB, as a result of
the company receiving a nine-
figure sum from Heineken for
its stakes, Mr Donaldson
replied: "I hope so, but I never
hold my breath."





Legal Notice

NOTICE

LEAK VENTURES LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 27th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

BRIGHT SEAS AND
DIAMONDS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 27th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

FLYINGHIGH
HOLDING LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 27th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

CAYENNE
PLAINES LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 27th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



ASSOOUITED BAHAMIAN DISTILLERS AND BREWERS LIMITED
(ABDAB)

DIVIDEND NOTICE

TO ORDINARY SHAREHOLDERS

We ore pleased to advise that o Final Dividend for 2009 of
514.00 per shore shall be poid on or before 3 )st Moy
2010 to Ordinary Shareholders of record os ot 21st May
2010.

The payment will be mode in the usual monner through
Bohames Centro! Securities Depository (fommoally CF
Limited,"Colina Financial Advisors Limited), our Ragsstror and
Thonsfar agents.

Borry Newnan
Company Secretory





Legal Notice

NOTICE
ULMILL TOWN

HOLDINGS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 27th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

LONGVIEW INT'L
INVESTMENTS LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 27th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

FAWCETT
PLAINES LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 27th day of May 2010. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., PR O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM
THE TRIBUNE

FROM page 1B

objective was to contain the
debt-to-GDP ratio’s growth,
then get it back to 40 per cent
“as promptly as possible and as
economic conditions permit”.

Yet Mr D’Aguilar told Tri-
bune Business: “I don’t believe
that. I don’t believe they can
make the hard decisions to get
the debt back down to 40 per
cent in the medium term.”

The Government’s bud-
getary data appears to lend
weight to his argument, given
that it is still projecting fiscal
deficits - albeit less than the
current 5.7 per cent, or $425
million, record - right through
2011-2012 and 2012-2013.

The GFS fiscal deficits
(which strip out debt principal
redemption costs) for those two
years are projected to be 1.8
per cent and 1.6 per cent of
GDP respectively, or $143 mil-
lion and $136 million in mone-
tary terms.

With the economy projected
to start by growing again in
2011, by an estimated 2 per
cent, it appears that the Gov-
ernment may once again be
relying on its old trick of GDP
growth to keep the fiscal deficit
and debt-to-GDP ratio in
check, rather than taking fur-
ther action itself - through
either new or increased taxes,
or spending cuts.

Several observers have also
questioned the GDP figures
presented with the Govern-
ment’s Budget calculations, giv-
en that they appear to be using
GDP based on current prices,
rather than real or ‘constant’
prices, to determine key ratios
such as the debt-to-GDP.

GDP in current prices is
showing growth based on infla-
tion, when everyone knows the
Bahamian economy contract-
ed by 4.3 per cent in 2009, and
1.7 per cent in 2008, with a fur-
ther 1.8 per cent contraction
expected in 2010. As a result,
some analysts suggested that
using GDP measured in cur-
rent prices to calculate the debt-
to-GDP ratio could be mis-
leading, and keeping the latter
lower than it actually is.

Meanwhile, Mr D’Aguilar
said that while the overall
Bahamian business communi-
ty was likely to be happy that
the Government left Customs
Duty/Excise Tax rates
unchanged in the Budget, the
move to increase taxes on the
hotel and motor industries was
not a prudent one.

“T don’t think that was a par-
ticularly wise move,” Mr
D’ Aguilar said of the decision
to raise taxes on those sectors.
“It looks like that with the
motor vehicle industry, you’re
killing off the goose that laid
the golden egg. Those two
industries cannot absorb anoth-

te eoordipgte spd mepege all Dey te Deg Opersiional mpects

of Event Opareiiens focluding the Fallowlng:

SKILLS AND AKLLITIES
* aed renee HI
* Lxceptiong! peek

QUALIFICATION Alt EXPERIENCE
j alent mdivelil

Uh hee

gtlery Tevet

er increase.”

The former Chamber presi-
dent said he did not “get” why
the Government had chosen
not to regularise the numbers
business, something by its own
admission could generate $30-
$40 million in additional taxes
per annum. He added that the
players in this sector largely
wanted to be legitimised, and
many Bahamians supported
this, but the opponents
appeared to hold sway.

Mr D’Aguilar told Tribune
Business that the 2010-2011
Budget had targeted four spe-





cific industries - banking, real
estate, hotels and the auto
industry.

He added that the real estate
sector “appeared to be living
with the 2 per cent increase” in
Stamp Duty across the board
on real estate transactions,
apart from those for first-time
buyers, while the commercial
banks would be able to absorb
the 50 per cent fee increase -
an attempt to raise a further $5
million.

However, the banks were
likely to “flow” the $0.15, or 60
per cent, increase in Stamp

NOTICE







EXXONMOBIL EXPLORATION CHAD
(MYA) LIMITED







Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137 (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 23rd day of March, A.D., 2010.





Dated the 25th day of May, A.D., 2010.






Carol G. Gray

Liquidator of
EXXONMOBIL EXPLORATION CHAD

(MYA) LIMITED



NOTICE
EXXON CAMPOS BASIN LIMITED

N OTIC EIS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

EXXON CAMPOS BASIN LIMITED is in
dissolution under the provisions of the
International Business Companies Act

The dissolution of the said Company
commenced on the 21st day of May,
2010 when its Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the

Registrar General.

The Liquidator of the said Company is C.
G. Gray, of 16825 Northchase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.

Dated the 25th day of May, 2010.

‘Killing off the goose that laid golden egg’

Duty on banking transactions
directly through to the con-
sumer. The same was set to
happen with the restructured,
and increased, duty regime for
motor vehicles, Mr D’Aguilar
said, while the cost of Bahamas
stopover vacations was also set
to rise as hotels passed the
room tax increase on to visi-
tors.

He added, though, that the
Budget tax increases were
unlikely to raise the cost of liv-
ing for most Bahamians, unless
they were embarking on auto
or real estate purchases.

Adding that the Ingraham
administration had attempted
to “tackle a couple of business-
es and industries that were sig-
nificantly under-taxed”, Mr
D’Aguilar said: “I think they
[the Government] made a spe-
cific effort not to dump signifi-
cant additional taxes on the
Bahamian business communi-
ty generally.

“We have to be thankful that
they did not simply tax Bahami-
an businesses more by increas-
ing import duty rates, which
would increase the cost of doing
business across the board.”

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MICHELINE PIERRE of
THOMPSON BLVD., NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible tor 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 218" DAY OF MAY, 2010
to the Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box

N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



a a

314 December 70

ean

ar TL
ey



Seem Mee tae em na

eames Mame ay aa

SUC Re Um LU acne
aU ence mesic
CR TENN ear ALSO HEN]

Pe Wma emer e

LC CRUD Re RUT me
We

PMO ACA es RT

ml



Divacter of Hawen Resourcer & Trelplnd
Po, Bes N-349)
Nasieu, Behemeit

OF ele emath hreeniolttod ferro car

DIVIDEND

NOTICE

PREMIER COMMERCIAL REAL
ESTATE INVESTMENT
CORPORATION LIMITED

TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Directors of
PREMIER COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
INVESTMENT CORPORATION LIMITED
has resolved to declare a Dividend in the amount
of Twenty Cents ($0.20) per share for all share-
holders of record as of the close of business on
the 4th, day of June 2010, the same to be pay-
able as of the 5th, day of July 2010.

All payments shall be made through Experta
Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited, the Regis-
trar & Transfer Agent, pursuant to the instruc-
tions of the relevant shareholders on the files of

Experta Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited as

at the 4th, day of June, 2010.

Ivylyn Cassar
Secretary

HARRY B. SANDS,
LOBOSKY MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company

NOTICE

EXXON CAMPOS BASIN LIMITED



Creditors having debts or claims
against the above-named Company are
required to send particulars thereof to
the undersigned c/o PO. Box N-624,
Nassau, Bahamas on or before 16th day
of June, A.D., 2010. In default thereof
they will be excluded from the benefit of
any distribution made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 25th day of May, A.D., 2010.

C. G. Gray
Liquidator
16825 Northchase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060
U.S.A.

BKG/410.03

ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE BAHAMAS
GOVERNMENT TREASURY BILLS

Sealed tenders for B$84,100,000.00 of 91-Day Treasury Bills
will be received by the Banking Manager, The Central Bank of
The Bahamas, Frederick Street, Nassau up to 3:00 p.m on Fri-
day, May 28, 2010. Successful tenderers, who will be advised
should take up their bills against payment on Tuesday, June 1,
2010. These bills will be in minimum multiples of B$100.00.
Tenders are to be on special forms obtainable from the Central
Bank of The Bahamas or Commercial Banks.

Tenders must state the net price percent (in multiples of one
cent) and should be marked “Tender”. The Central Bank of the
Bahamas reserves the right to reject any or all tenders.

ORR OR OR AR ARR OR OK OK OK OK OR OK OR ORR OR OR OK OK OK OK ORK KOR OR OR OR ORK KKK KK RK RR

IN THE ESTATE OF BISHOP
HARCOURT PINDER, iate' of
Soldier Road in the Eastern 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 claim or demand
against the above Estate are
required to send their names,
addressed and the particulars of
their debts or claims duly certified
in writing to the undersigned on or
before the 4th day of June, A. D.,
2010 after which date the Executrix
will proceed to distribute the estate
having regard only to proved debts
or claims of which notice would have
been given.

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

Corporate Legal Services
Chambers
110 Pickstock Place
Robinson Road
Nassau, Bahamas

Attorneys for the Executrix of the
Estates of
BISHOP HARCOURT PINDER

PUTS TT
UC Ml Ey rm LU
just call 502-2371 today!



TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM
THE TRIBUNE



New Budget treating ‘symptom’

FROM page 1B

the civil servants we have. It’s
just impossible and not sus-
tainable. We have had 43 years
of deficit spending, borrowing
like there’s no tomorrow, but
guess what? Tomorrow’s here,
so all of us have to pay the
piper.”

Acknowledging that the
Government was “in a difficult
position”, Mr Lowe said: “Does
that mean they have to get it
all from one industry?

“The ultimate problem we
have is not taxation. It’s gov-
ernment spending, but it’s too
much of a switch mentally to
make. We’re trying to treat the
symptom and not the cause.
Going forward, it’s not going
to change unless there’s funda-
mental changes in the way the
Government operates.”

Several observers, who
requested anonymity, yester-
day questioned whether the
Government’s Budget had got
the balance right between get-
ting the public finances back
on a more sustainable path
without hampering the private
sector - and general economy’s
-recovery from one of the deep-
est recessions in living memory.

“T think it’s going to slow the
economy even more,” one ana-
lyst said, telling Tribune Busi-
ness that the business commu-
nity was still trying to digest the
tax increases yesterday.

“But there’s pressure from
the rating agencies. They’re
between a rock and a hard
place.”

Many tax increases, espe-
cially those affecting the hotel,
real estate and auto industries,
will be passed on to the con-
sumer, and there are also con-
cerns they might prompt busi-
nesses - especially those that
are struggling - into more
downsizing.

Particularly worrisome are
the increases impacting the
resort industry, the Bahamas’
largest private sector employer,

given that many resorts are still
unprofitable and the sector
underwent a rightsizing exer-
cise that cost several thousand
jobs in late 2008-early 2009.

The Government is project-
ing that taxes generated from
the tourism industry will
increase by $40.307 million in
2010-2011, rising from $97.17
million in 2009-2010 to $137.478
million this coming fiscal year.

The increased hotel guest
room tax, which rises from 6
per cent to 10 per cent, is
expected to provide a $17.546
million increase - from $27.654
million to $45.2 million. And a
$13.062 million increase is
expected from the $5 rise in
departure taxes on air passen-
gers, the sum collected rising
from $28.26 million to $41.321
million.

Also concerning is that these
tax increases, when combined
with rising utility, promotional
fees and NIB contributions, go
directly against the Bahamian
hotel industry’s efforts to posi-
tion itself as a destination offer-
ing value-added vacations.
Vacation costs can only rise as a
result of these increases, mak-
ing the Bahamas even more
uncompetitive in terms of price.

This was outlined by Robert
Sands, the Bahamas Hotel
Association’s (BHA) president,
who told this newspaper: “Our
emphasis in recent years has
been focused on creating val-
ue in the minds of increasingly
value-conscious customers.

“This has become increas-
ingly difficult given the financial
challenges many hotels are fac-
ing in these difficult economic
times. This is why the increase
in hotel room tax and increase
in departure tax is a concern to
our industry. These added costs
will definitely impact our busi-
ness going forward.”

Mr Sands said the resort
industry would have to now
best assess how it could “cre-
ate value in the vacation indus-
try”, given cost increases it was
facing.

FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010, PAGE 7B

TEeaok

is Cytiiey eool

ee

TT |

a

[je

ey” '.

aturday, Mee, 27

BUTLER& SANDS GROUNDS, JFK DRIVE.

oe

Rte eu ea
Show begins 8pm SHARP!

a ee
te

ET ate eee etal
Chill out in the

Heineken VIP with the
Heineken Models for 520

fy iz
ie Peek "

Sosa Man
Ricardo Clark
Papa Smurf
M-Deez
aT

tH

CJ Priest
Daddy Whites
Raquel Oliver
rece
Padrino
ms
Savage Bull
K-Jae

‘ys Heineken’ MUSIC

e





























INSURANCE MANAGEMENT
i (BAHAMAS) LIMITED LIMITED
INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS BROKERS & AGENTS
eal se
: ¥
o|1|2)3|4/9/6|7|8|9)0f
Low MODERATE | HeGH ais Ba
li Fre dneetiea thas LY ine ramet
nea 2% a FA High Waa ue
High Ras" ; j 107 F Sigh HEIN) Lew jn)
(Lose TS" FS" . ep Teday wl are I24gumn «(J
ii bs +e pr 14 pom
a i {. Saturday & Eg
, i - . aa :
f ek = Slalisties Sundds na
': W — 7 A Tomperaiuce - J 135
- Sigh: oF" Aa i i Faz
- ek B12 kok Lie 7E"F24" | al] ‘., = Lo 3 Maaday — _-
7% os a. WEST PALM BEACH - yr ee : zz Tairiatieg 10044 ‘tam dl
_ = Higk EP Pi" i. a yews hey pe 1? por 19 pom ]
r Lome 72* FE" zn : ; Wetresiy1 1° EcMu
A i. FT. LAUDERDALE FREEPORT 2 pm. paar a 7 i on
ek High: 2 2G ph: * FE = am = a a Thirty Etagui
<1 tie Lose: 7S" FB" G = C Lora: 74" F239" ae _s Ecd pn
A
: a ~ AccuWeather.com
V BILAN : ELEUTHERA eceiis 188 9s ws Ta)
6-12 knot i. Highk- Ar Fos" 1G WASSAU High: 90" Rez c ap cuWenther. i Senin & ; 7
7 = ~ = . 7” res E Bal Eero Po ge
ay lel High: 37" Fait Lora: PE" Fata” © Surckat 40m (Mieane
: Z » Lew TAG Pall
REV Weel S e i>) CAT ISLAND ‘ale
High: 27" Fa" 1c _ << High: BB" FH"
Lowe TH Fa" 6 7 ¥ A ete nee Ee jon Ju? dum due, 28
an. B. mm. un.
= +-a.4nds — <> {> SAN SALVADOR
ae v GREAT EXUMA iighe SOT FEC
3-6 etch: (High: Ou" FSC Loe: Ta* Ps 6
a Low 7" Fea
Shown is today's weather. ra fockey's i
highs and bok ht High: 0" Fea" G . dik.
Lora: 75" F24" 1 () ail “ —
eae eae meg LONG ISLAND Vv
POC ec ne Nigh 90° FGI As
CREE a i Law 7 Ree C
i hy cra Cape Hatteras = 2 MAYAGUANA
Charlotte * Highs: TT°Fas°C cvirh is Bodery's “t ae
+ Fae © Highs: 80° RYS2°C te A re, 7 PmaWiaa en ther Tamperahires CROOKED ISLAND / ACKLINS :
aN Charleston : c dey 'shigte and . ; . ;
ey lighs: ao Fac wen Tn Highs: TR°F 26°C bod ay" and yy igh: OO Fe"
tiie 4. oe e2° Fasc ee ee | denier) es RAGGEDISLAND LomTT"BRs"c
* néacols vannai 4% eee ee is aa
' 423 1 See * ey ey ee High: 90° F/a2"C
* Highs: ae Fac Highs: SP FSC “a So 2 Se = Loven 74" FG"
“30 Daytona Beach “a pe GREAT AGUA
- etee eee” Highs: B8°F/31°C:- > sh Grea ie ae High: 0" FyE2"E
eee ee ee ETS iy fo) i “ fA Low "Rac A
Tarmipas = © ae = > + Freeport ~~ —' r P
Highs: 20 Fia2"o** Highs: 86° F20°c: a ee 7a ee i = os ma ‘a, Eo
Mal + ae = chk bee? ck ee ERE EE He & FS *
iami «ss ee a
; ao Mpeee yk hehe eee TA 4-3 knat
25 Highs: ACESS J." Higha: aT Fra1ee ines cae
. 4 Sa
Highs. B&F 731°C sy 220 DOSE
ee eae La oe eee WANES WISIEILITY MADER TEMPS.
a0) . Qns: a pa. Port-au-Prince ee ABACO Tow a Fasel Wins F
Cozumel Highs a i acc + Re Juan = a amir = Feet “ 25 F
Highs: 9O°FIS2"G <=> tts * Highs “aa Frac ~~ — on 1 Fe : Mains aa |
Race ee of a Eanta oe 4, Antigua Ca GLAAD Trart Fav T Mies "FF
Highs: 83°F/2e"C* = * = = Kingston * Dominga © eee ee oe pace: nu 3 Fi p Mies 2
ls ff TP: Iqgl iii reieheerrerc bighs-ee FRO: : Se ee al ced ERDOKED SLANE Toc SF : is ee
ee ie kee eee ee Be =a ELEUTEERA View a he 2 les EI"
eee et eee va as Barbados iu Foe cis RI" |
te has Ke ® Aruba Curacao Highs: a°Fas1°C FAEEROST Toa = Fax Ci Me les EF
te i te Sate” «Managua Highs meas c 1 li pas Ci hh 7 t
Sees eigns: 87° Fia1-C y imlosiad ener _, Trinieiad a ot Ee va a
he Ee OE a eee a +4 + Tohage GEEAT AGE = Toca J Fae E. aii: EL F
me eee ee Oy, ee . Sec be y Saha 2 Fi E EI F
ee ase. | nes Fg eg ~ ——— 7 Highs: BB"Fra1"C ome ELAN Te 2 Fed ih sa” F
i, ork +: % ae | = & % % : Tt 2 Fas ri nA F
nan. High: roc OF Rae eras tts Highs: S1Pawe . ieee es meh Sle re na a cure TT
fs th, Se, Te. Ty Ie 7 | ha hg Bn, as ig, Thy En, Te Ego my om ly, Thy Ec, Big, Thy Me Tig iY Uy My Te, ih ee la 5 Fasol 5 iaile E
- i © a wea lize a ad / bie B2
= eee ee ee ee ee ee ee ee ee eee. ot ark 1) Famed ti Mile nr 5
as a0 75 still MO pili 24 GO Lit ig tf2 50, seem ie, ft teers
Ware Cot Brainy hoa Rain T-sicrrs. Flariss aren ioe BEGGED La [rel = Peed (ah ie Ea F
we a fd 8 ‘ : ~ i i 2 Rae Wy aZF







= fi

(B: AHAM. AS) LIMITED. INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS

rT DISCUSS ST ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM



xml version 1.0 encoding UTF-8
REPORT xmlns http:www.fcla.edudlsmddaitss xmlns:xsi http:www.w3.org2001XMLSchema-instance xsi:schemaLocation http:www.fcla.edudlsmddaitssdaitssReport.xsd
INGEST IEID E49F5BEYJ_4CDUM0 INGEST_TIME 2011-07-26T22:16:43Z PACKAGE UF00084249_01581
AGREEMENT_INFO ACCOUNT UF PROJECT UFDC
FILES