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Tribune Staff Reporter
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THE National Oil Spill Committee is set
to present its disaster management plan
today as it was revealed that “favourable
winds are the only thing preventing the Gulf
of Mexico spill from reaching the Bahamas.

As the committee prepares to confront
the world’s worst offshore oil disaster,
weather predictions suggest the current pre-
vailing wind direction will protect the
Bahamas until Tuesday, however a change
in wind pattern is expected to move the oil
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Teacher allegedly
paid student for sex







Claims result in
reported resignation

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

A BIOLOGY teacher at
CR Walker High School has
reportedly resigned after the
Ministry of Education
launched an investigation into
reports alleging that he had
sexual relations with a 12th
grade student and paid her
$350 for the act.

According to a well placed
source at the school, the stu-
dent is alleged to have used
the funds to “get her hair
done” and pay her graduation
fees.

“(The teacher) did some-
thing like this before. Back in
February administration had
to talk to him because he
made a pass at two of our stu-
dents online. The man had
the audacity to ask the girls
if they wanted to see his ‘dog-
gie’. And when they (admin-
istrators) asked him about it

he tried to say he was talking
about his little ‘poodle dog’.
So I am not surprised,” she
said.

On May 13, this same
teacher is reported to have
taken the 12th grade student
to the Orchard Hotel on Vil-
lage Road. There it is alleged
he engaged in full sexual
intercourse with the girl. Fol-
lowing the act, the pair report-
edly bartered over the pay-
ment amount with the teacher
willing to pay $150. The stu-
dent however is said to have
taken $350.

“This man even went and
got himself a lawyer. So when
all of this stuff started to come
out I don’t think anyone was
surprised that he would
resign. But now the talk is he
is looking to go to college. I
don’t know if that is COB or
in the states (United States of
America),” the source added.

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PM: Bahamas
tax level one of

world’s lowest

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

THE level of tax taken in
by the government each year
remains “one of the lowest in
the world” and simply “can-
not cut it” in the long term,
the Prime Minister said yes-
terday, as he defended tax
increases being imposed in
this year’s budget and warned
that more substantial changes
will be required in the future.

Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham said that the coun-
try’s low-tax status remains
the case “notwithstanding the
increase in taxes” the Gov-
ernment is implementing to
shore up its revenue this year,
such as those on cars, local
beer, tourism and domestic
retail banks.

SEE page 11

Ingraham hits out at
tlouble-tipping ‘lies’

PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham once again shot
down "lies" he said were told
about him double-dipping and
allegedly planning to accept
a salary as MP for North Aba-
co and leader for the Opposi-

tion.

Speaking about planned
cuts to the prime minister's
salary — along with cuts to

der of an 18-month-old child.
Police have charged Shakera Oliver, 23,
and Michael McKenzie, 18, both of Ida

May 30 and 31, caused the child’s death.
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Tax hikes ‘won’t go as high as planned’

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

PRESENTED with strong
arguments from car importers
and the local beer industry that
tax hikes announced last week
were too much too soon the
Prime Minister has announced
that the rates will not go as high
as planned this year.

Rather than instituting two

flat rates of tax for vehicles by
engine size as proposed in the
Budget Communication last
week — 65 per cent for all 2000
cc engine cars, and 85 per cent
for all larger vehicles — Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham said
that based on “strong repre-
sentation” from some car deal-
erships the government will
also allow for a 75 per cent rate
for cars between 2000 cc and
2500cc.



All people who paid 85 per
cent for a car of between 2000cc
and 2500cc after the new rate
was announced in the Prime
Minister’s budget communica-
tion last week can now seek a
10 per cent credit from the gov-
ernment for the extra amount
they paid over what is now
being charged.

Mr Ingraham explained the

SEE page 15

ministers’ salaries, leader of
the opposition’s salary and
MP's salary — the leader of
the Free National Movement
told Parliament that as of July
1 he would make about $200
more a month than if he had
remained in retirement.

In the months before the
2007 election race, the then
governing Progressive Liber-
al Party raised questions of
double-dipping claiming Mr
Ingraham was accepting two

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LOCAL NEWS

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Cuba transferring =:
political prisoners to
jails closer to home
HAVANA

CUBA has begun transferring
some of the country's 200 politi-
cal prisoners to jails closer to
home, the first sign the govern-
ment is making good on a deal
with the Roman Catholic :
Church to improve conditions }
behind bars, according to Asso- }
ciated Press. i

At least seven prisoners were :
on the move, according to }
reports Tuesday from Roman :
Catholic Church officials, human }
rights leaders and relatives who :
said they had spoken with jail :
authorities. :

"There is great hope and :
euphoria among us," Julia :
Nunez, whose husband Adolfo :
Fernandez was among those
being transferred, told The Asso- ;
ciated Press. She said that visiting !
him had meant a 7-hour bus ride :
to a prison 310 miles (500 kilo- :
meters) away. “No matter how :
you look at it, this is a little ight :
at the end of the tunnel."































































Private schools feel

By ALESHA CADET

PRIVATE and church-
affiliated schools through-
out the Bahamas are
already feeling the impact
of the subsidy cuts
announced by government
last week.

With funding slashed by
20 per cent, the Anglican
Central Education
Authority said it will lose
more than $355,000, while
Catholic schools are set to
lose $578,000.

As a result of this, the
Catholic Board of Educa-
tion announced, no

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employees, teachers or
support staff will get a
raise or promotion during
the 2010-2011 academic

year.
Director of Catholic
Education Claudette

Rolle, said: “It is unfortu-
nate but in order for us to
be able to survive, one of
the things we’d have to do
is freeze salaries.”

“We are also in the
process of looking at our
programmes to see where
we can adjust our offer-
ings.

“We are cutting some
personnel as well, and are

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going into a shared situa-
tion where we share one
teacher in two schools.

“The persons we are
cutting are teacher’s aides.
We will no longer employ
all of them; one teacher’s
aide will work between
two classes.

“This is something that
will not come on stream
until September of this
year — they will be paid
until August 31.”

Despite the bad news,
Ms Rolle said teachers
have been “very support-
ive”, of the Board, as they
understand the strain the
entire system has been
placed under - and many
are simply thankful to still
have a job.

“We are quite saddened
by the fact that we have to
take such drastic measures
but we need to make sure
that we are delivering a
quality product and that
our system survives," she
said.

Meanwhile, Archdeacon
James Palacious said the
Anglican Central Educa-
tion Authority (ACA)
must find ways to com-
pensate for the lost fund-
ing without affecting the

current salaries of teach-
ers.

“We have not gotten any
feedback from the teach-
ers yet. We have to see
how best we can remedy
it by looking at all the
options, but this will not
include cutting salaries.
The teachers are on con-
tracts and we will not be
cutting salaries,” he said.

Archdeacon Palacious
said the ACA will meet
shortly to come up with a
detailed plan of action.







DESMOND BANNISTER



In an interview earlier
this week, Education Min-
ister Desmond Bannister

impact of subsidy cuts

told The Tribune that
despite the cuts, he does
not expect to see a signifi-
cant number of students
moving from private
schools into the public
education system.

He said: "The govern-
ment has a wonderful
partnership with all of
these schools which are
independent schools in
many ways.

“Government has pro-
vided funds to these
schools and these are
tough times. When you are
making determinations
with respect to the coun-
try, we all have to make
sacrifices. The Prime Min-
ister's salary has been cut,
as well as mine. Everyone
has to make sacrifices dur-
ing these tough times for
the greater good of the
country."

Mr Bannister said he is
thankful the Bahamas has
not had to endure the kind
of cuts suffered in some
neighbouring countries
because of the global
recession.

"So we are going to hun-
ker down and work with
the schools until this situ-
ation improves," he said.

PM questions level of govt
subsidy for Bahamians at UWI

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

alowe @tribunemedia.net

THE prime minister yes-
terday questioned whether
it “makes sense” for the gov-
ernment to provide the lev-
el of subsidy that it does for
Bahamians studying at the
University of the West
Indies.

He also defended a reduc-
tion in funding to the Col-
lege of the Bahamas this

year and suggested that

there may be some flexibili-
ty in the level of government
subvention cut from certain

private and church-affiliat-

ed schools, as announced in
last week’s Budget presen-
tation.

The proposed cuts to such
schools led some school offi-
cials, expecting losses of
hundreds of thousands of
dollars, to speculate last

week whether increases in

tuition fees might be the
only way to make up the
funds.

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UWI, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham said:
“Long before the College of
the Bahamas existed it made
good sense for the Bahamas
to pay for Bahamians to go
to UWL. It may still make
sense, but it has to be looked
at against what you charge
Bahamians to go to the Col-
lege of the Bahamas.

“Now you can get a
degree at COB, but you
have to pay. At UWI you
get 80 per cent of your fees
paid.

“At a time when we’re
cutting back on COB the
allocation to UWI has been
increased by $1.5 million,”
said Mr Ingraham.

He noted that “in effect,
we are paying for 197 stu-
dents at a cost of $4 million”
at UWI. He made his com-
ments as he addressed par-
liament at the start of the
debate on the 2010/2011
Budget.

The prime minister also
hit back at criticisms of the
cut in funding to the College
of the Bahamas, noting that
the cut — a reduction of just
under $2.47 million, bring-
ing its total government sub-
sidy to $22,247,778 for the
upcoming year or almost
$4.5 million less than was
provided three years ago —
comes after the government
increased funding to the
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2007.

He pointed out that the
PLP, whose former educa-
tion minister Alfred Sears
suggested that the cut could
“devastate” the college,
“didn’t increase the subsidy
at all by any amount in five
years” between 2002 and
2007.

Mr Ingraham added that
the amount allocated
remains higher than the
amount the PLP provided
to the college in its last year
in office.

Referring to the reduction
in subventions to private
and church-affiliated schools
outlined in the budget pre-
sented to parliament last
week, Mr Ingraham told
parliament that ultimately,
it is up to the minister of
education and other ministry
officials to determine exact-
ly how much will be cut
from the school’s subsidies,
suggesting that the amounts
outlined in the budget are
merely guidelines approved
by the minister of finance
(Mr Ingraham).

“The extent to which the
Ministry of Education wish-
es to reconfigure the $27
million (it has been allocated
in total) is the extent to
which it impacts upon the
increase or decrease in fees
at private schools,” said Mr
Ingraham. “It’s not a deci-
sion for the minister of
finance.”

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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE





The Tribune Limited

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

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

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

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

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

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Bahamas must avoid Jamaica’s shadow

JAMAICA’S Prime Minister Bruce Gold-
ing narrowly survived a bitter no confidence
vote in Jamaica’s parliament on Tuesday,
while the national security minister vowed
that the storming of gang-fortified Tivoli
Gardens in search of “Dudas” Coke was
only the beginning of an all-out assault on
armed gangs that are holding Jamaica
hostage.

The Bahamas must be especially on its
guard at this time to make certain that the
“scorched earth” policy to remove Jamaica’s
gangs does not allow one or two — even
“Dudas” — to escape through the net and
try to disappear into our own drug under-
world.

In taking down Tivoli Gardens, “Dudas”
Coke’s fortified stronghold, the police seized
47 firearms (handguns and rifles) and almost
10,700 rounds of ammunition. In the siege 73
civilians, one Defence Force officer and two
policemen were killed. Coke, wanted in the
United States to face drug and gun-running
charges, disappeared with some of his key
supporters. However, this week, his brother,
escorted by the Rev Al Miller, a prominent
clergyman in Jamaica, turned himself in to
police. He was among a list of 50 gang lead-
ers that the police had asked to surrender. It
is understood that more than half of them
complied.

Rev Miller commended the police for
treating Leighton “Livity,” Coke with
“extreme professionalism” as he called on
Livity’s brother “Dudas” — the cause of
Jamaica’s present turmoil — to turn him-
self in. The reverend reminded “Dudas”
that if he valued his life his best chance of
saving it was to get to the police first. Dudas’
gang world is not limited to Jamaica. He is
reputed to be an international dealer with his
tentacles stretching far and wide.

According Jamaican police they estimate
that more than 200 gangs with 4,000 mem-
bers are operating across Jamaica.

The worst feature of their existence is
that the more powerful ones are closely
aligned to Jamaica’s two political parties.
Tivoli Gardens, for example, is a stronghold
supporting Prime Minister Golding with
“Dudas” Coke delivering the votes at elec-
tion time. This constituency-within-a-con-
stituency was created and supported by Mr
Golding’s predecessor, former Prime Min-
ister Edward Seaga.

This has led this week to Mr Golding’s
near political demise — saved only by the
two parties voting solidly along party lines,
defeating the Opposition’s no-confidence
motion by two votes. For nine months Mr
Golding blocked the US’s extradition
request for Coke. Eventually after facing
tremendous public pressure, the Jamaican
government relented, and the court agreed
to hear the extradition application. Howev-
er, in the background, the governing JLP
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government.

At first Mr Golding denied having any-
thing to do with this decision. Then three
weeks ago, he admitted to parliament that he
had in fact approved the hiring of the lob-
byists on behalf of his political party, not
the Jamaican government.

He apologised to the nation and took full
responsibility for his actions.

He has been on the downward slide ever
since.

In Tuesday’s no-confidence debate the
Opposition accused him of deceiving par-
liament, maintaining that his credibility was
irredeemably compromised. In defence a
member of his party maintained that the
prime minister’s contrition and acceptance of
responsibility was evidence of the charac-
ter of a good leader. At the end of the
marathon debate the prime minister was
saved by two votes.

Now that Government is in control of a
well-armed, well-fortified Tivoli Gardens —
one of Jamaica’s many gang-controlled con-
stituencies — it is going after at least four
others. The Cabinet has approved anti-gang
legislation, which is in the draft stages, to
be presented to parliament shortly.

“These gangs,” said National Security
Minister Dwight Nelson, “are not the little
groups of guys standing on the street corner.
We are talking about gangs that are organ-
ised, that have command structures, with
international connections that engage in
gun- and drug-running from which they
acquire their wealth.

"Our task now,” he said, “is to dismantle
and destroy these gangs. Our task is to sep-
arate them from their communities. Our
task is to separate them from their wealth."

Let this be a lesson to the Bahamas.
Years ago Sir Etienne Dupuch used to say
that the Bahamas always seemed to be walk-
ing in Jamaica’s downward shadow. Our
readers should recall how our own little drug
lords were building their communities of
loyalty around them, and as a consequence
getting too close to some of our politicians —
to such an extent that some of them were
openly boasting that they not only expected
political protection, but also political favours.
We can think of the times that parliament
has been lied to, but for some reason mem-
bers have chosen not to make an issue of it.
Many times The Tribune has stood alone
pointing out the inconsistencies.

Jamaica’s political parties have created
the present problem for themselves and their
country. In those days politicians seemed to
think it the smart way to win elections. They
helped build a monster that has now turned
on them.

Bahamians must now make certain that
our nation steps out of Jamaica’s shadow
and never lets our criminals feel powerful
enough to challenge the state.



Health concerns
over microchip
implants for dogs

Letter to the editor regarding
the proposed Bahamas Animal
Protection and Control Bill
2009.

EDITOR, The Tribune.

New proposals are being
made for the Bahamas Animal
Protection and Control Bill
2009. Although it is important
to review existing legislation, it
is also important that new pro-
posals actually help animals and
their owners rather than create
more problems.

One of the new proposals
pertains to mandatory
microchipping of dogs in The
Bahamas. This proposal
appears to be currently aimed
at breeders, security dogs, and
animals perceived to be dan-
gerous. But who will be next?
All dogs, all animals or even
humans?

Although those who pro-
mote microchips claim the
implants are safe, research
shows potentially serious health
risks associated with microchip
implants. For example, the
FDA lists “adverse tissue reac-
tion, migration of implanted
transponder, compromised
information security, failure of
implanted transponder, failure
of inserter, failure of electronic
scanner, electromagnetic inter-
ference, electrical hazards, mag-
netic resonance incompatibility
and needle stick” as some of

LETTERS

letters@triounemedia.net



the risks of microchip implant
technology.

In addition to the FDA’s list
of risks associated with
microchip implants, scientific
documentation proves that ani-
mals have developed aggres-
sive cancerous growths because
of the microchips. There is also
documentation of a kitten and
an alpaca who died from the
microchip implant procedure
(the microchip was accidental-
ly inserted into the brainstem of
the kitten and into the spinal
cord of the alpaca). In addition,
dogs and other animals have
experienced neurological dam-
age from the microchip. There
is also a case of a little dog who
bled to death within hours of
receiving a microchip implant
by a veterinarian.

Besides the potentially debil-
itating and lethal health risks
of microchip implants, it is
important to know that the des-
ignated scanners cannot read
the microchips all of the time.
According to the results of a
study about microchips and
scanners, “None of the scan-
ners examined had 100 per cent
sensitivity for any of the
microchip brands.” So, what is

the purpose of injecting a
microchip into an animal’s body
for identification purposes
when the device may not even
be readable? But then again,
why should anyone be forced
to implant a foreign object in
their animal’s body?

Pet owners, the medical
community, government offi-
cials and the general public
should carefully review the
health risks associated with
microchip implants before the
proposed legislation is enact-
ed.

A simple, safe and inexpen-
sive alternative to a potentially
dangerous microchip implant
is to put a properly fitted collar
with current identification on
dogs. Pet owners should also
ensure that their fencing and
gates are safe and intact so that
animals do not stray from
home.

An in-depth review of health
risks and other problems asso-
ciated with microchip implants
is available in the document
entitled Microchip Implants:
Technological Solution or 21st
Century Nightmare? The doc-
ument, and other valuable ani-
mal health information, is at
the website www.noble-
leon.com

CONCERNED CITIZEN
Nassau,
May 31, 2010

Who is fighting for the homeless?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

ments?

Jesus said, “Whatever you did for the least of
My brothers and sisters, you did for Me. Matthew
25:40.

How could we dress up on Sundays sprinting to
these large edifices, lifting up holy hands and
then minutes later drive past the homeless with
our collective noses in the air?

The government, the church, all civic organi-

The Bahamas boasts conveniently most times
that we are a Christian nation, with Christian
principles and all that good stuff. But are we
serious, or are we reciting just to pay lip service.
Are we really concerned for each other or are we
a country of heartless people who could care less
once we have our families covered?

For many years now there has been an ever
increasing number of people who for whatever
reason found themselves on the street. We could
blame some of them for their poor planning and
their inability to become more assertive to do
better, but that is not what this writer is elabo-

rating on.

We, even if we are pretending, cannot drive by
with our windows rolled up tight and totally

sations and every right thinking Bahamian and
resident must circle the wagon to address this
vexing problem.

Humanitarians should find people of like
minds to come up with a comprehensive sus-
taining programme as to how this could be
addressed. Are we really our brother’s keepers?
This is a good barometer to determine if we are
serious about the golden rule. “Do unto others as
you would have them do unto you.”

There are many examples of people who were
once wealthy finding themselves on hard times.
Remember, “He hath put down the mighty from

their seats, and exalted them of low degree. He

ignore the people we pass on the streets who are

“homeless”

. We must have a conscience. How
could we sleep comfortably knowing that anoth-
er human is sleeping outside fighting the ele-

Nassau,
May, 2010.

hath filled the hungry with good things; and the
rich he hath sent empty away.”

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Montagu area is a huge problem

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I wish to speak to the Mon-
tagu area, which has been a
huge problem for all who must
use East Bay Street in order to
get home in the evening.

first Baptist Church

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Successive governments have
had several plans and photo
ops, for the Montagu ramp and,
to date no one has the will to
step up to the plate and get the
job done.

The Montagu area is a disas-
ter area, in addition to men
walking out in the road and
stopping traffic like they are
police, so that boats and jet skis
can be pulled, you have men
with peanuts in the middle of

the road, you have phone card
sellers all over that area, and
lately you have children solicit-
ing funds, then there is the traf-
fic travelling in the right lane
until they get near the light and
then they quickly turn into the
left lane without warning, it’s
as if they have the right of way.
Then there is the no entry sign
at the Nassau Yacht Club,
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ESCALATING crime levels are
exacerbating the problem of over-
crowding in the maximum security
section of Her Majesty’s Prison,
according to Superintendent Dr
Elliston Rahming, head of the
Prison Department.

“One of our greatest challenges is

a growing spiral of crime, so there is |
a concomitant level of overcrowding | /

within our institutions.

“(Our challenge is) how to handle
the growing population in a climate
of budget constraints while adhering
to international standards,” he told
members of the media during a
press conference on Tuesday.

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risk, extradition cases and foreign
nationals.

Due to the high number of
remands currently sent to the prison,
maximum security is also used to
house remanded prisoners.

“Prisoners on remand far out-
weigh those that are sentenced. In

‘| April, 70 per cent of the people

admitted were remanded. Many of
them only spend a short time before
they receive bail,” said Superinten-

| dent Rahming.

Of the approximate 1,300 inmates
at Her Majesty’s Prison, about 600
are remanded. The remand facility
was build to house 300 inmates, so
the overflow ends up in maximum
security.

Superintendent Rahming said the
Prison Department has an “aggres-
sive reclassification” operation to

the Prison Department - medium, minimum
and maximum security, the female prison and
the annex - maximum security is the only over-
crowded facility. The others are underpopulat-

ed.

Maximum security is generally reserved for
high-risk offenders, convicts deemed an escape

determine on an ongoing basis if prisoners can
be moved from maximum security to another
prison based on an assessment.

The onset of electronic monitoring is also

expected to have a “beneficial impact on short-

term, low risk prisoners” to reduce the num-
ber of remands,” he said.

Bahamian jailed in US over
seafood smuggling operation

A BAHAMIAN man has
been sentenced to one year in
prison by a Florida court in
connection with an interna-
tional seafood smuggling oper-
ation.

Robbie Franklin Smith, 45,
of Bimini, was sentenced yes-
terday in the Fort Lauderdale
District Court for his role in the
illegal importation of queen
conch and spiny lobster from
the Bahamas to the United
States, which had been har-
vested and exported in viola-
tion of Bahamian law, all con-
trary to the Lacey Act, Title 16
and Title 18 of the United
States Code.

According to the indictment,
court records, and statements
in court, in December 2005 a
vessel operated by Miami-
based seafood dealer James
Hanson, Jr was intercepted by a
US Coast Guard patrol vessel.

During a boarding and
inspection, officers found more
than 1,000 pounds of unde-
clared spiny lobster and
approximately 340 pounds of
queen conch, which had been
supplied to Hansen in the
Bahamas by defendant Smith.

Hanson intended to land the
seafood in the US and market it
through Hansen Seafood, Inc, a
company which he owned.

According to records in the
related cases, between June and
December 2005, on approxi-
mately a dozen occasions, Han-
son purchased spiny lobster and
conch harvested in Bahamian
waters from Smith and import-
ed it illegally into the US using

boats owned through Hanson’s
companies, and employees of
his companies.

According to court docu-
ments, the total fair market val-
ue of the trips exceeded
$87,000.

Yesterday, Smith was sen-
tenced by US District Court
Judge William J Zloch to serve
a term of imprisonment of one
year and one day, followed by
three years of supervised
release.

No fine was imposed, as the
court determined Smith lacked
assets to satisfy a criminal fine.

Smith’s American associate,
Hanson, was previously con-
victed and sentenced to pay a
criminal fine of $75,000, per-
form 300 hours of community
service, and to serve a period of
three years’ probation.

Hanson was also ordered to
relinquish the proceeds of the
seized product, which was val-
ued at $13,930 and to forfeit
the vessel intercepted by the
Coast Guard which was used
in the commission of the
offence, a 37.8ft fibre glass
hulled sport fishing vessel called
“Redeemed.”

Bahamian law prohibits the
sale and export of any fishery
resource from the country
except under and in accordance
with the terms of a licence
granted by the government of
the Bahamas.

None of the individuals or
corporations involved in this
matter ever received or pos-
sessed a lawfully issued licence
from the government to export

spiny lobster or queen conch,
the court records state.

Queen conch (Strombus
gigas) is a commercially valu-
able seafood product and is a
protected species under the
Endangered Species Act.

US Attorney for the South-
ern District of Florida Wifre-
do A Ferrer thanked the Min-
istry of Agriculture and Marine
Resources and Department of
Marine Resources of the
Bahamas for their assistance in
this matter.

Mr Ferrer also commended
the coordinated investigative
efforts of the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administra-
tion’s (NOAA) Office for Law
Enforcement, US Fish and
Wildlife Service, and US Immi-
gration and Customs Enforce-
ment’s (ICE) Office of Investi-
gations in Miami, which
brought the investigation to a
successful conclusion. The case
was prosecuted by Assistant US
Attorney Thomas Watts-
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Brown was charged with a
total of six offences, includ-
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ing.

The minors, who were
accompanied by their parents
to court, were charged with
two counts of housebreaking
and stealing.

It is alleged that between
7.15am and 3.45pm on May
31, the accused, being con-
cerned together and with oth-
ers, broke into the home of
Raquel Russell at No 25
Coral Reef Estates IT.

It is further alleged that
they stole an assortment of
jewellery valued at $4,820.

Brown was also charged
with dishonestly receiving
$4,820 in stolen jewellery,
the property of Raquel Rus-
sell.

She pleaded not guilty to
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The matters were
adjourned to January 31, 2011
when Brown is expected
appear in Court One.

It is also alleged that on
May 31, between 8.45am and
4.20pm, the accused, being
concerned together and with
others, broke into the home
of Elireese Thompson at No
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stole $14,400 in jewellery and
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Just before 7pm on Tuesday, police were called to the scene
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Responding officers were told that a dark man wearing a
long sleeve green camouflage shirt, short camouflage pants and
large sun glasses, entered the pharmacy armed with a handgun
and demanded cash. He made off on foot heading west with an
unconfirmed amount of cash.

GUN CONFISCATED DOWNTOWN

ON Tuesday at around 1lam, officers from the Tourism
Police Unit searched a champagne Cadillac on Charlotte
Street in response to a tip from a concerned member of the
public.

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tion. A 23-year-old Skyline Lakes man was taken into custody
for questioning.

MAN STABBED OUTSIDE HIS HOME

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of a stabbing in South Beach.

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Haven neighbourhood, got into an altercation with three men
outside his house which resulted in his being stabbed in the
lower back with an unknown object.

He was taken to hospital by ambulance and is in stable
condition.

Police are still searching for the three suspects.

WOMAN ROBBED AT GUNPOINT

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- Bus routes designed to accommodate one-way
traffic on Baillou Hill Road and Market Street

NCYRR provides 500
shoes for needy children

WITH government’s pro-
posed budget cuts that are
expected to affect youth and
charitable organisations, the
National Committee for Youth
Renewal and_ Revival
(NCYRR), along with its Flori-
da non-profit company, the
Bahamas Youth Renewal
Foundation, said it is partner-
ing with several other US non-
profit organisations to provide
a “continuous stream” of assis-
tance to needy children and
youth in the Bahamas.

Despite being forced to
close its Hope House Youth
Resource and Crisis Centre
facility at the end of 2008, the
NCYRR said it wants to con-
tinue to touch the lives of
Bahamian children by work-
ing overseas to secure relief
items and scholarship oppor-
tunities for tertiary level edu-
cation.

In conjunction with one of
its partners, One Hope One
Life International out of Dal-
las, Texas, the NCYRR has
successfully brought its first
seed gift to the Bahamas,
which is intended to meet the
needs of Bahamian children
just in time for the summer
break.

This gift of 500 pairs of
brand new durable rubber san-
dals will be distributed to the
most needy of families,
through a variety of venues,
including a few churches and
directly to the poor, in Nassau,
Grand Bahama and Abaco,
the NCYRR said.

“Because so many children
play barefoot in the Bahamas,
not just because they want to,
but because their parents can’t
afford a shoe, we have sought
to find some relief, through the
generosity of One Hope One
Life International led by Pas-
tor Frank Schildiner,” said
committee president Ali McIn-
tosh.

The NCYRR also
announced the establishment
of the Bahamas Youth Renew-
al Foundation in Florida and
the launch of the new website,
www.bahamasyouthrenewal.co
m. “Through these two new
machineries, the organisation
continues to canvass opportu-



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NCYRR president Ali McIntosh.

nities from its international
partners, and seek responses
from needy recipients who
require our services,” Ms
McIntosh said.

The website also features a
monthly column on national
issues by Ms McIntosh.

The site has received close
to 1,000 visitors since its launch
in January of this year.

As it relates to the
NCYRR’s scholarship pursuits
and endeavours, the commit-
tee said it has secured the fol-
lowing services for Bahamian
students.

“We have scholarship loan
programmes available to inter-
national students studying or
planning to study in the United
States, with a US co-signer.
You can apply for up to the
total cost of education, as
determined by your school,
minus any other aid received.
The proceeds are then dis-
bursed directly to the school,”
Ms McIntosh said.

“Our services will include
communicating with colleges
for acceptance, [-20’s and stu-
dent visas; seeking available
scholarships; facilitating inter-
national loans; assisting with
providing co-signors for loans,
and facilitating some off-cam-
pus housing for students in the
South Florida area.”

Additionally, Ms McIntosh
said, the NCYRR is seeking
free scholarships through a
variety of foundations and oth-
er generous donors.

“Today, we are making an

dents.”

By BAHAMAS INFORMATION

: SERVICES

THE Road Traffic Department

: has revised two bus routes to
: accommodate the one-way traffic
: system recently implemented on
: the Market Street and Baillou Hill
? Road corridors.

The route for Baillou Hill Road

? and Market Street shuttle, referred
: toas Route #6, now includes Mar-
‘|: ket Street, Robinson Road, Bail-
} : lou Hill Road, Cumberland Street,
: Navy Lion Road, Bay Street,
: Frederick Street, Princess Street
: and back to Market Street.

Route #6A includes Baillou Hill

: Road, Tucker Road, Thompson
: Boulevard, Poinciana Drive, Bail-
: lou Hill Road, Cumberland Street,
: Navy Lion Road, Bay Street,
: Frederick Street, Market Street,
: Robinson Road to the corner of
: Baillou Hill and Robinson Roads.
appeal to more fortunate :
Bahamians and other affluent :
philanthropists to assist the :
work of the NCYRR to facili-
tate our work overseas on :
behalf of the Bahamian stu- :
: Brad Smith, assistant controller of

“We wanted to design a route
to accommodate those persons on
Market Street and Baillou Hill
Road who need to go to school,
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the Road Traffic Department.

“These routes will also help to
alleviate the fears of parents who
put their children on the buses to
go to area schools as these buses
will take the children directly
there.

“There are some parents who
have fears about their children
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Baillou Hill Road to go to school.
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accommodates the students so
they will not have to travel far to
get to school,” he added.

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has long been established, but
presently there are no buses oper-
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the urgent need for buses to oper-
ate this route as it accommodates
students who attend the College of
the Bahamas.

“We need to develop both of
these routes. No buses presently

operate on these routes and they
accommodate the changes to the
one-way system. We are in search
of suitable bus franchise holders to
operate the Baillou Hill Road and
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A one-way traffic system was
introduced to Market Street and
Baillou Hill Road on March 30.
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Robinson Road to Wulff Road
and one way south-bound on Mar-
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Robinson Road.

The Baillou Hill Road and Mar-
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speakers were Dr Robert
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Practical information and
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issues confronting the human
resources professional in a
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DEPUTY Prime Minister
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bly of the Organisation of
American States (OAS) in
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2010.

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MANGROVE CAY - Exec-
utive chairman of the Bahamas
Agricultural and Industrial Cor-
poration (BAIC) Edison Key
encouraged graduates of the
Mangrove Cay batik tie and dye-
training programme to tap into
the $300 million spent each year
to import souvenirs for tourists.

However, the Member of Par-
liament for South Abaco said
the products must be of “excel-
lent quality”.

“It is BAIC’s intention, to
work more closely with the Min-
istry of Tourism in 2010, to
ensure that all Bahamians from
Grand Bahama to Inagua take
advantage of the opportunities
for marketing their products to
the many tourists that visit our
shores on a daily basis,” he said.

Fifteen people graduated
from the training programme
during a ceremony at the Little
Pilgrim Baptist Church, Little
Harbour, in Andros on Monday.

Angela Saunders, the
youngest person in the pro-
gramme is only eight years old.

The programme is a venture
between the South Andros
Handicraft and Manufacturing
Association (SAHMA) Man-
grove Cay Branch and BAIC.

Mr Key explained that as a
result of the partnership between
BAIC and Tourism, two nation-
al craft shows will be held this
year - a greatly expanded
Bahama Arts Festival in Octo-
ber at Arawak Cay, where all of
the graduates will be invited, and
the Authentic Bahamian Trade
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EIGHT-YEAR-OLD ANGELA SAUNDERS is the youngest person to
graduate from the Mangrove Cay Batik tie and dye-training programme
in Andros. She is shown wearing an outfit she tie-dyed herself.

island will be invited to partici-
pate.

The government is also under-
taking the rebuilding of the
Straw Market in downtown Nas-
sau. “It is our hope that exclu-
sively authentic Bahamian prod-
ucts will be sold there and we
look forward to South Andros’
products being prominently dis-
played there,” he said.

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dating persons like yourselves
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Wednesdays as well.”

Mr Key added that his gov-
ernment “pledges to continue to
assist you wherever possible to
ensure that the talents latent in
South Andros are developed to
the fullest and the best returns
made on any investment.”

He said BAIC’s marketing
department, headed by assistant
general manager Donnalee
Bowe, will continue its quest this

year to train as many Bahamians
as possible in the fine art of
handicrafts.

He noted that BAIC hopes
that opportunities in food pro-
duction and handicraft devel-
opment in Andros would
encourage Androsians in Nas-
sau and elsewhere to return
home and build their commu-
nities.

“And for those who feel the
entrepreneurial spirit, those who
want to go into business, our
business services department
offers free professional advice
on everything from creating a
business plan, to purchasing, to
marketing, to banking,” Mr Key
said.

Emily Rahming, president of
SAHMA, was the trainer of the
programme and she was assisted
by Cynthia King and Martha
Moxey.

Mrs Rahming explained that
batik is the method of using hot
wax to make designs in fabric
and is an ancient process from
Indonesia. Androsia is a form
of batik, but batik is not neces-
sarily Androsia.

A graduate of the pro-
gramme, Martha Moxey, said
they are now equipped to start
their own fabric design busi-
nesses to include tie-dye T-
shirts, table mats, scarves, batik
fabric.

“Knowing how to design our
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opportunity to contribute to the
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Ingraham

FROM page one



salaries at the same time, a
charge he vehemently denied
at the time.

Mr Ingraham revisited the
issues yesterday in Parlia-

THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010, PAGE 11

PM: Bahamas tax level

one of world’s lowest

FROM page one

He said that the Government current-
ly collects the equivalent of 18 per cent of
the country’s gross domestic product in
tax, comparing this to the tax collected in
other nations such as Singapore (23), St
Lucia (29), Trinidad and Tobago (30),
Jamaica (30) and Barbados (33).

“Notwithstanding the increase in taxes
that we are putting in, The Bahamas has
one of the lowest rates of taxation in the
world. That’s notwithstanding all of the
islands and services we have to dupli-
cate. You know how easy it is to run a
Barbados with a similar population (size),
with one island, one set of high schools,
one set of primary schools, one set of
roads, one set of electricity to generate?

“But while we are expensive to operate
as a country, we’re only getting around 18
per cent of Gross Domestic Product in

tax. That is not going to cut it. That can-
not cut it. We are hoping to raise that to
19.7 per cent in the coming year. That is
optimistic, as I said.”

Mr Ingraham complained that
Bahamians “demand all of these services
but are not prepared to pay the taxes”
that are required to sustain them.

And in this regard, pointing to more
sweeping changes to the way the gov-
ernment collects its revenue and from
where, Mr Ingraham said that the gov-
ernment of The Bahamas will “one day
have to be prepared to say to the public
of the Bahamas that the current tax sys-
tem is inequitable and unfair and do
something about it.”

He added that Bahamians tend to
“demand all of these (government) ser-
vices but are not prepared to pay the
taxes.”

“Barbados has excellent social statis-
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$202.50 a month than I would
have made if I stayed in
retirement — $50 a week.

"I only get $25,000 a year
more for being prime minis-
ter, 1am taking out $22,750. I
didn't need anybody to ask
me to do nothing. I thought it
was the best thing in setting
an example.”

He also responded to criti-
cism from the now opposition
PLP that they were not con-
sulted on the salary cuts

Credit Suisse AG, Nassau Branch offers applications for an Apprenticeship

Program whieh is outlined hereafter Full details and an application form can be
obtained fron:

The High Point Property
Owners Association will be
hosting its Annual General
Meeting on
June 12", 2010
Location: High Point Estates (Park)
Time: 11:00 a.m.

The Program Administrater

Credit Suisse AG, Nassau Branch

The Bahamas Financial Centre, 4" Floor
Shirley & Charlotte Streets

P.O, Box N4928

Nassau, Bahamas

eR POS eke TNA

Thursday, June 10, 2010.



AS €@ corporate cilizan desirous of making a positive contribution to the local
community, Credit Suse AG, Nassau Branch plans to offer a scholarship to a
Bahamian student to pursue & Bachelor's Degree at the Collage of The Bahamas
COB" under its Apprenticeship Program.

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CONDITIONS

+* The candidate may select Business Administration or any banking related
field (6. Business Management, Banking & Finance, Accounting, Finance or
Economics major) as their field of study.

= A minimum grade point average of 2.6 must be maintained at all times.
Grades must be submitted to the Program Administrator at tha Bank within
three weeks at the end of each semester.
The candidate must be willing to work twelve (12) hours per weak (pert time)
and four (4) months per year {full time) at the Bank during MAY, JUNE, JULY,
AUGUST and any other month (or parts thereof) whilst pursuing full time
studies at COB.
The candidate cannot be an immediate family member of 4 person employed
al the Bank
The candidate will raport to and consult with the Program Administrator whe is.
responsible far supervision, work assignments, advice, relaase of payments
and all other administrative and superndsory details.
The candidate must be “doug free” throughout the entire four (4) year contract
period.
The candidate shauld register for and successfully complete a minimum of
twelve (12) credits per semester as a2 full time student.
The candidate cannoet be employed by a third party during the four (4) year
period.
The candidate must become PC literate by the end of year one of the program,

BENEFITS
Gredit Suisse AG, Massau Branch will pay for the following eosts whilst
the candidate is enrolled as a student at College of The Bahamas:

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Tuition and fees at Callege of The Bahamas [full tuition),
4 Housing Allewance of $1,700.00 (year one), $1,800.00 (year two), ard
$2,000.00 (year three).
4, Transportation Allawance of $1,500.00 (year one), $1,500.00 (year two), and
61,600.00 (year three).
Book Allowance: paid in full each semester.
Allowance for Miscellaneous expenses of 2600.00 per annum (year one) and
$1,500.00 per annum (year hwo and three).
Special Allowance for candidates from the Family Istands $3,000.00 (year one},
33,200.00 (year twa), and 33,500.00 (year three)

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

* Ne consideraton will be gen to the sex, race or religion of the candidate
during the selection process.
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amployment of scholarships at the and of the four (4) year contract period.

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WEAR 2: Full ime study at COB and part time employment per paragraph Bi 4.
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YEAR 4: Full time employment with (ha Bank at an entry-level job at the Bank's
discretion.

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

NOTE: Students who are currently enrolled in
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break the record.”



streak and is also chasing
Bahamian Ken Adderley's
school record of 98 hits in a sea-
son. During the 98 hit season,
Adderley also held a consecu-
tive game hit streak which
exceeded 30 games.

Whittles currently has hit
safely in 54 games, just four
games shy of Robin Ventura’s
streak of 58 games set at Okla-
homa St. in 1987.

He is also four hits shy of
Adderley's hits record with 94
hits. The Panthers begin the
NCAA Regionals, Friday June
4th, against Texas A&M.

The Super Regionals begin
July 11th and the College
World Series, June 19th.

Adderley accomplished the
record setting feat back in a his-
torical 1986 season.

During that year he also set
another still standing Golden
Panther record with 261 at bats.

He also led the team with a
batting average of .375 and in
stolen bases with 30.

Adderley said he is grateful
for his time at the institution
and what he was able to
achieve, but insists he was hap-
py to see the record chase draw
such attention.

“It feels great to be men-

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tioned so often and to have a
place in the record books for
so long,” he said, “It was impor-
tant for me to perform well and
have the accomplishments and
records, but we know they are
all made to be broken.”

Should Whittles exceed the
98 hit mark, Adderley said he
would be more than happy to
offer his congratulations.

“T would like to see him
break the record, Whenever I
am in town I try to stop off and
visit the team and the baseball
program and I plan to be there
in the next few weeks, so we
will see how it goes,” he said,
“So if he happens to reach it I
would congratulate him for
doing so and on a great season”

After beginning collegiate
career at Miami Dade-Com-
munity College, Adderley
transferred to FIU, where he
immediately became one of the
team's primary offensive
threats. In his first season at
FIU he lead the team in bat-
ting average with .341 and
stolen bases with 30.

“The attention is great for
the school and great for the
baseball program itself. The
more people that begin to take
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to grow,” Adderley said,
“When I was there we were
called the Sunblazers and there
were less than 10,000 students,
now as the Golden Panthers
the school has about 30,000 so
you can see how much things
have changed already.”
Adderley's baseball journey
began in New Providence as a
member of the St. Michael's
baseball team prior to his col-
legiate days in the United
States. He was also the start-
ing center fielder for the first
Junior National Team fielded
by the Bahamas Baseball Asso-
ciation. After his senior season
at FIU, Adderley was the
selected by the Baltimore Ori-
oles in the 10th round of the
Major League Baseball draft as
the 253rd player chosen.
Other noteworthy players
selected in the 1986 Draft
included Gary Sheffield, Kevin
Brown, and Matt Williams.
Following a three year stint
with the organisation in the
minor leagues, Adderley
returned to the Bahamas where
enjoyed a successful local
career. He helped lead Buttons
Formal Wear to four Com-
monwealth Championships in
the Nassau Baseball League.
Today, Adderley is a full-
time pastor and founder of
Kenneth Adderley Ministries.
He is also a coach in the
Junior Baseball League of Nas-
sau’s 9-10 Division and a
National Team Head Coach for
the same age group.

Mm TRACK AND FIELD

Hanna and
Thompson earn
All-American
honours

A successful outing for
many Bahamian athletes at
conference championships
last week produced the
first set of All-American
announcements.

Ashley Hanna and Car-
lyle Thompson were each
named All-Americans for
their respective schools
and divisions in collegiate
athletics.

Hanna ran to a third
place finish in the Wom-
en’s 400m in 55.20s at the
NAIA Outdoor National
Track & Field Champi-
onships held at Outdoor
Sports Complex on the
campus of Indiana Wes-
leyan University.

The Florida Memorial
junior also anchored their
4x 100 relay team to a fifth
place finish in 46.92s.

At the NCAA Outdoor
Track and Field Champi-
onships, Thompson made
history for Nova South-
eastern University by

SEE page 13

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THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010, PAGE 13







Our international athletes should
Showcase their talents at home

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

Fee the first time
this year, the

National Collegiate Athlet-
ic Association
(NCAA) went to its region-
al qualifying round for the
Outdoor Track and Field
Championships next week-
end in Eugene, Oregon.

As aresult of the change
in format, quite a number
of athletes have qualified
to compete.

That should speak well
for the Bahamas Associa-

tion of Athletic Associa- |-
tions (BAAA) as it gears

up or its National Open
Track and Field Champi-
onships over the weekend
of June 26-27 at the
Thomas A. Robinson
Track and Field Stadium.

With more and more ath-
letes advancing to the high-
est level in college, it means
that there are going to be
more athletes coming home
to compete in the nation-
als, which is a mandatory
meet for consideration to
the national team.

It was interesting, how-
ever, to note that this week
the Bahamas Lawn Tennis
Association is holding its
Gatorade National Open
Tenns Tournament at the
National Tennis Center,

STUBBS









OPINION

but the majority of the col-
legiate and pro players are
missing.

While it's the nationals
where you would expect to
see the best players partici-
pate, BLTA president
Stephen Turnquest said
they were not able to
inform all of the players
abroad that they need to
return home to compete,
but they will be making it
mandatory in the future,

I understand that a lot of the athletes
or players are participating overseas
to make their living, but at some point,
they have to consider the fact that the
Bahamian peple woud like to see them

in action.



just as it’s done with track
and field and swimming.

The BLTA hosted a
December Invitational
where some players opted
not to compete for one rea-
son or the other. As a result
of their absence, they were
excluded from making the
Fed Cup team for females.

Now there are a number
of players, both female and
male, who have not made
the trip here to compete in
the Nationals.

The male players are get-
ting ready to represent the
country at Davis Cup and
this would have been a
good opportunity for them
to come home and show
that they are fit to compete.

Hopefully, the BLTA
will make it mandatory in
the future that all of the
international players, espe-
cially those who are eligi-
ble to represent the coun-
try, come home and com-
pete in the nationals.

The nationals is suposed
to be the pinnacle of all
events stated in a particular
sport, so it’s only fitting that

the best players or athletes
participate.

T understand that a lot of
the athletes or players are
participating overseas to
make their living, but at
some point, they have to
consider the fact that the
Bahamian peple woud like
to see them in action.

Loyality

And quite a number of
them are on government
subvention, so they should
show some loyality to the
people who have supported
them.

All nationals, not just
track and field and swim-
ming, should be a showcase
of the "who is who" in that
particular sport as is the
case with the collegiate
national events that they all
compete in when they are
abroad.

So just how they gear up
to compete overseas, they
shuld be just as eager to
come home and compete.

It certainly would have
been nice to see how well

15-year-old Kevin 'KJ'
Major would have done
against some of the other
competitors. Many consider
Major to be a future Davis
Cupper and he played like
a seasoned competitor
when he upset number one
seed Jason Rolle over the
weekend.

Not to take anything
away from the collegian,
but Rolle was the only play-
er of note who came home
and he was given the top
spot. Unfortunately, he
faced a prodity, who was
out to prove that he have
the tools to play at the high
level. Congratulations to
the top junior player in the
country, but don't be sur-
prise if he advances all the
way to the final and even
go on to win the title.

At the same token, I
heard all of the sentiments
that were levied against
Grand Bahamian Simone
Pratt. But a lot of it was
unwarranted as the 14-year-
old can only compete when
the BLTA allow her.

I'm sure that if the BLTA
had afforded her the oppor-
tunity to play in the ladies’
draw, she would have par-
ticipated. It certainly would
have been a good tune up
for her month long trip on
the European tour in July.

So while the Fed Cup
rookie didn't make up the
field, the BLTA will defi-

nitely have to review its
process in how they select
players to perform o the
senior national team, but
not at the open national
level.

If consideration was giv-
en to Major, who is the
junior national champion,
Pratt should have been
included by virtue of mak-
ing the Fed Cup team.

Talking about extending
congratulatons, let me offer
that to all those athletes
who have excelled so far in
their nationals at the
NCAA Division II and
NAIA Championships held
over the weekend and we
look forward to these ath-
letes who have qualified to
compete in the NCAA
Division One Champi-
onships next weekend.

If all those athletes come
home and compete, the
BAAA should not have to
be as concerned about the
BLTA about not having
full representation at the
end of the month at the
Thomas A. Robinson
Track and Field Stadium.

After all, the athletes all
know that it's mandatory
for them to compete in the
nationals, unless they have
been exempted not too. So
let's get ready for what
could turn out to be one of
the most competitive
nationals in quite some
time.





Mm TRACK AND FIELD



Hanna ant Thompson Carl All-American honours

ASHLEY HANNA
earned All-American
Honors for her 3rd
place finish in the 400
metresat the 2010







NAIA Outdoor National
Track & Field Champi-
onships held at Out-
door Sports Complex
onthe campus of
Indiana Wesleyan Uni-
versity , Hanna rana
time of 55.20 inthe
400 metre. Ashley
Hanna is a former run-
ner from C.R Walker Sr
High School and
attend Florida Memori-
al University.

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NASSAU YACHT CLUB: SUMMER SAILING PROGRAM



Training the

next generation pox

of local sailors

By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

As its youth development
programme continues to
grow, the Bahamas Sailing
Association will train and
cultivate a generation of
new sailors with its highly
anticipated summer camp.

The Bahamas Sailing
Association will host the
fifth edition of its Summer
Sailing Program at the Nas-
sau Yacht Club targeting
beginners to the sport.

The programme will fea-
ture four two-week sessions,
the first of which begins
June 21st and culminates
August 13th.

Open to anyone interest-
ed in learning how to sail or
interested in competitive
sailing between the ages of
8-15, the programme has
featured boys and girls from
both public and private
schools throughout the
country, many of whom
have gone on to represent
the Bahamas at the interna-
tional level.

The opening sessions dur-
ing the first four weeks will
be geared towards beginners
while the final two sessions
will be a cross section of
beginners, intermediate and
more advanced sailors.

The programme will run
each day from 8:30am to
3:30pm at the NYC.

The fourth summer sail-
ing camp, in 2009, attracted

“It is really the
cornerstone of
our develop-
ment program.
For the younger
sailors we hope
to take that
interest and
help it grow and
hopefully give
them the knowl-
edge they need
to continue in
the sport.”



Maria Aaboe

76 students from 28 different
schools. Sailing camps were
also held in Harbour Island
and Long Island where
another 40 students were
able to take advantage of
the programme.

Importance

Maria Aaboe, the pro-
gramme’s lead instructor,
underscored the importance
of the event to the BSA’s
Development Program.

“It is really the corner-
stone of our development
program,” she said.

“For the younger sailors
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LOCAL NEWS

CA NEWS eC
Oil disaster management plan to be presented

FROM page one

(IMO) experts will be presented
to committee chairman, Captain
Patrick O’Neil and National
Emergency Management
Agency (NEMA) director Cap-
tain Stephen Russell today and
passed on to Environment Min-
ister Earl Deveaux.

The multi-agency committee
will also meet with the IMO and
the United States National
Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) today
as Florida braced for an oil
sheen containing thousands of
tar balls, heavy globs of decayed
oil, to reach the white sand
beaches of Pensacola on the west
coast.

However, southern winds pre-
dicted over the next five days
will keep surface oil in the Gulf
and west of Florida, Department
of Meteorology chief climato-
logical officer Michael Stubbs
said.

“The winds are providing a
protective barrier in the mean-
time,” he told The Tribune.

“But the news now indicates
the oil has entered the loop cur-
rent, which feeds directly into
the Gulf Stream and that moves
towards our western shores.

“Ultimately, that is our con-
cern, that it could end up in the
Gulf Stream.

“However right now there is
no need to panic, at least until
Tuesday next week.”

If the wind changes direction
and spreads to the Florida Keys
it will take about a week to then
reach the Bahamas, National Oil
Spill Committee spokesman Eric
Carey said.

“We feel confident that the
weather patterns are still in our
favour,” he said.

“Most of the currents are
pushing it on shore of the Gulf
and keeping it away from the
Bahamas.

“But if it gets into the Florida
Keys it would be an indication
that it would be here in a week
or so, and whatever gets to Flori-
da and the Keys, we will proba-
bly get the same type of materi-
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Oil slicks are not expected but





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west southwest of the far west end of Dauphin Island, Ala. Wednesday

June 2, 2010. (AP)

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western coastlines, Mr Carey
said.

As it will not be possible to
install a 600-mile long boom to
protect the Bahamas’ western
shoreline, the national strategy
will involve booming key areas
and cleaning up affected rocky
shores.

Mr Carey said: “If we can
boom off beaches we will have
to clean up other areas like
rocky shores as much as we
can.”

Meanwhile scientists are col-
lecting evidence of tar-free
shorelines, and having complet-
ed field work in Cay Sal Bank,
the westernmost point of the
Bahamas 145km west of Andros,
they will move on to Bimini and
other western coastlines to doc-
ument baseline samples from
sediment and fish.

Leading marine ecologist Dr
Ethan Freid and marine biolo-
gist Kathleen Sealy will start
training of more than 20 volun-
teers from Andros, Exuma,
Abaco and Grand Bahama at
the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force (RBDF) base in Coral
Harbour on Monday.

The volunteers will then
return home and train others to
help them collect samples from
the islands.

Mr Carey said: “If in the
future the Bahamas is going to
claim to some international liti-
gation process, that the Gulf oil

disaster is responsible for effects
we see on tourism, fisheries
resources, blue holes or other
water resources, then we will
have to prove that these people
were properly trained.

“And as this oil event contin-
ues in the Gulf we need to have
very credible samples.”

Samples will be kept in a US
Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) certified labora-
tory so they may be presented as
evidence in court if the govern-
ment decides to seek compen-
sation for the clean-up costs and
destruction from the spill.

The United States Justice
Department announced on
Tuesday it has launched crimi-
nal and civil probes into the
spill.

Attempts to plug the well with
mud failed over the weekend
and subsequent efforts to cut off
the fractured pipe and seal it hit
a snag when a saw became stuck
in a thick pipe on the sea bed
on Tuesday, prompting a sharp
decline in BP’s shares on the
stock market.

It is now estimated the oil
could remain uncapped for two
months or more as BP is drilling
two relief wells to permanently
plug the leak, but they are not
expected to be completed until
August.

The impact of the spill could
be worsened by the impact of a
cyclone, storm or hurricane in
the Gulf this season which could

Mother boyfriend charged

FROM page one

Police reported yesterday that sometime

around 1.20 am on Monday, May 31, 2010,
they received information that an 18-month-
old toddler was taken to hospital in an unre-
sponsive state, with visible signs of trauma to
the forehead and stomach. The toddler died
shortly before 5am on Monday.

Oliver — a mother of two — and McKenzie,

were not required to enter a plea to the mur-
der charge during their arraignment before
Magistrate Ancella Williams in Court 6, Par-
liament Street. A preliminary inquiry has been
set for October 22.

Oliver and McKenzie were remanded to

Her Majesty’s Prison.

Teacher allegedly paid student for sex

FROM page one

It is unknown at this time if
the Ministry of Education will
be forwarding this male
teacher on to the police for
further investigation.

According to Mr Howard
Newbold the district superin-
tendent for the northwestern
division, the Ministry’s inves-
tigations are continuing. In
fact, he said, as far as he is
aware the teacher was being
interviewed by the Ministry
of Education’s Sexual Com-
plaint Team only last week,
but their report was not ready
at this time.

However, according to the
Director of Education Lionel

Sands, the police were the
first persons involved in the
case. According to Mr Sands,
a “good citizen” was the first
person informed of the
alleged inappropriate conduct
between the teacher and the
student and reported the mat-
ter directly to the police.
Having only been in the
teaching profession since Sep-
tember of last year, Mr Sands
said the teacher in question

quences” of his actions.

“Our attitude is that any
teacher, anyone, who has that
kind of attitude towards stu-
dents should not be in the sys-
tem.

“We are going to allow the
police to carry their investi-
gation further. But that won’t
stop us from insuring that he
is out of the classroom per-
manently,” he said.

hamper efforts to plug the spill
and spread the oil.

Deep waters surrounding Cay
Sal Bank, Abaco and Bimini are
among the most important fish-
ing grounds in the Bahamas and
the extensive creek system on

the west coast of Andros is large-
ly protected by a national park
boundary which the Nature
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costs since BP’s Deepwater
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is not even a trained teacher
but rather simply someone
who had a degree in a specif-
ic area in which the Ministry
was lacking personnel.

With this individual having
already resigned his post, Mr
Sands said that this will have
no affect on the “conse-

Tax hikes ‘won’t go
as high as planned’

FROM page one

changes when he addressed parliament yesterday as it began
debate on the 2010/2011 Budget.

The Prime Minister said the Government’s intent in introducing
the new tax system for vehicles, which sees vehicles taxed based on
engine size rather than value, is not only to enhance revenue, but
ultimately to encourage more Bahamians to purchase smaller,
less “gas guzzling” and more environmentally-friendly vehicles. In
this regard, so-called “hybrid” vehicles only attract a 25 per cent
duty rate.

Nonetheless, Mr Ingraham said he met with car dealers in the
wake of his Budget Communication and some — such as the Friend-
ly Ford dealership — told him that they do not import any cars with
a 2000 cc engine size and therefore the introduction of an 85 per
cent rate on all of their vehicles would have a “devastating affect
on their business and their employment levels.”

Meanwhile, a planned $2 or 50 per cent increase in the amount
of tax paid per gallon of beer manufactured by local beer produc-
ers will now be limited to a $1 increase for the time being, with this
kicking in on October 1st and accounting for an anticipated $6 mil-
lion plus in revenue for the government in the upcoming year.

Commonwealth Brewery, which produces Kalik, and The
Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company which brews Sands,
High Rock and Strong Back, had been shocked to hear of the
major tax increases announced last week and protested.

Mr Ingraham said that a “credible case” was presented and
therefore the Government decided to limit the increases.

However, the Government continues to maintain the differ-
ence in the amount of tax paid on foreign and local beers is “too
high”. A case of Kalik currently attracts $7 in tax while a case of
imported beer, $18.80.

In revealing that the government had backed down on the pro-
posed $2 rise in tax, placing the tax per gallon for Kalik at $5, the
Prime Minister said it remains the government’s “fervent hope”
that a $6 per gallon tax rate can be effected at some point for the
brewery.

Referring also to the Government’s announced plans to bring to
an end the duty-free import concessions enjoyed by many light
manufacturers over the last five years under the Industries Encour-
agement Act, Mr Ingraham said The Bahamas has had “far too
many exemptions from the payment of customs duty for far too
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“We will be able to prepare hot meals for our students, and
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‘Cable Bahamas provides state-of-
the-art technology to its customers’

On May 17, 2010, New
Providence, Bahamas: Cable
Bahamas Ltd. launches its Bill
View and Interactive Voice
Response (IVR) products
that will enhance the Cus-
tomers’ opportunity to view
their current account balance
as of the previous night’s
transactions.

These two new features
supplement the existing
online account balance ser-
vice.

Customers are urged to
take advantage of these fea-
tures that are aimed at pro-
viding bill information from
the television, telephone or
Internet.

Initially, Bill View will only
be accessible by customers
with set top boxes.

They can take advantage of
this feature by viewing their
bill via the Bill View channel
(channel 810).

Customers will also have
the ability to view the sum-

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VITAMALLT offered an incentive to the schools to
encourage them to support Emanji the first
Bahamian Circus. The school which brought the
most students would have received $500.00.

A. F. Adderley brought 367 students and 13
teachers to win this award.

The teacher who organised this feat, Mrs.
Paula Knowles also received a case of Vitamalt.

mary of their account entries,
that is, movies purchased,
opening balance, ending bal-
ance, and more.

On the other hand, the IVR
feature can be used by cus-
tomers with or without a set
top box.

This feature will allow cus-
tomers to obtain current
account balance information
over the telephone using a
touch tone phone.

Callers are prompted by the
IVR menu for a series of
responses using the touch
tone pad, and are also pro-
vided with the many ways
they can actually pay their
bill. Customers wanting to use
the IVR feature are asked to
call 356-2200 (Customer
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Manufacturers: 10%
‘hell of a lot better’

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham yesterday suggested
that fears of a 45 per cent duty
rate being imposed on Bahami-
an companies graduating from
the Industries Encouragement
Act were unfounded and a
‘false alarm’, with one manu-
facturer telling Tribune Busi-
ness that the 10 per cent rate
they now faced was “a hell of a
lot better”.

Addressing the House of
Assembly yesterday, the Prime
Minister said “it was never
intended to do what was
alleged” in respect to manufac-
turers’ fears that they would
automatically be graduated
from a ‘0 per cent to 45 per
cent’ import duty rate, adding
that comments made by players
in the sector had left him
“dumbfounded and flabber-
gasted”.

He added that Bahamian
manufacturers appeared to be
“under the impression the Gov-
ernment will impose a 45 per
cent duty rate”, something that
was incorrect.

The Prime Minister’s account
was effectively backed by Alec
Knowles, a principal in KLG
Investments, owner of the
Aquapure bottled water com-
pany, who told Tribune Busi-
ness that the 10 per cent import
duty rate now being imposed
on the firm’s raw
materials/equipment imports

* PM says Industries
Encouragement Act
‘false alarm’, as 45%
rate ‘never intended’

* Aquapure owner says
actual rate a 3% net
increase, and believes
company can cope

* PM to assess graduated
firms’ request for duty-
free incentives on
‘case-by-case basis’ if
making big investment

* Case of whether incentives
start from date of
award or operations
yet to be decided

had left it with a net 3 per cent
increase over what it had been
paying two years ago.

Mr Knowles pointed out that
the Ingraham administration
had last year eliminated the 7
per cent Stamp Duty that all
Industries Encouragement Act
firms had been paying on their
imported raw materials, hence
the net 3 per cent increase from
the new 10 per cent import duty
rate.

“We're 3 per cent higher
than what we were two years

SEE page 12B

‘One-year NIB holiday’
urged for small firms

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

GIVING small Bahamian-
owned businesses a “one-year
holiday” on their share of
National Insurance Board
(NIB) contributions and some
level of import duty exemptions
would have benefited the sector
more than the two-year Busi-
ness Licence fee exemption, a
leading consultant said yester-
day.

With the economy not
expected to pull out of reces-
sion until mid-2011, Mark
Turnquest, of Mark Turnquest
Consulting, said the two-year
Business Licence fee holiday
that the Government had grant-
ed to small businesses with a
per annum turnover of $250,000
or less would save these com-
panies $250 a year “at most”.

Instead, Mr Turnquest sug-
gested that the Government
exempt small Bahamian-owned
businesses from their 5.9 per
cent share of NIB contributions
for one year, plus also give
them a concession on import
duties that was directly tied to
the amount of goods they
brought into the Bahamas.

“My recommendation is to
have a holiday of 5.9 per cent
for one year,” Mr Turnquest
said of NIB contributions, pro-
vided companies were up to
date with their current pay-
ments.

* Business advisor says two-
year Business Licence fee
exemption ‘not enough’ to
stimulate small companies,
calling for break on
employer NIB contributions
and Customs duty exemption
based on import levels

* Says economic recovery will
not start until June 2011,
and expresses concern for
small Family Island resorts

* Blames banks ‘150%’ for
problems on capital access

“That would have been more
significant than the two-year
Business Licence Act exemp-
tion. And there should be a
$5,000 Customs duty exemp-
tion if the business brings in a
certain level of imports. All
businesses should have some
type of concession in a dollar
amount of they bring in ‘x’
amount of goods.

“It would have been more
productive if they had given
concessions on duty and con-
cessions on NIB contributions
for one year, just to get us out
of this flat economy. The Busi-
ness Licence fee holiday is just
minor. It will not significantly

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Bahamian car

dealership

yesterday

told Tribune
Business that preliminary indi-
cations were it would have to
increase consumer prices by
an overall average of 11 per-
centage points, adding that the
sector would be “lucky” to
match 2009 sales figures
despite the Government
tweaking its 2010-2011 Bud-
get tax increases.

Rick Lowe, operations
manager at Nassau Motor
Company (NMC), the Hon-
da, Chevrolet and Cadillac
dealer, said that while he was
“erateful” to Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham for listen-
ing to the industry’s concerns,
and the minor amendments
announced were “‘a help”, his
company would have to now
“crunch the numbers” and
work with its suppliers to see
how it could adjust its busi-
ness model.

“We haven’t finished work-
ing on the numbers, but it still
looks overall that there will
be an 11 percentage point
increase,” Mr Lowe said of



Tribune Business Editor

Dealer: 11% price
rise On new Cars

* Industry ‘lucky’ to match 2009 sales levels
despite Budget tax structure tweaking

* PM acknowledged one cent per gallon fuel tax
rise would generate extra $780k for government

* New car dealers say 1,776 unit sales in 2009
dwarfed by 10,000-12,000 used Jap car
imports, a trend only set to intensify

* Scepticism on whether government will
achieve revenue/fuel efficiency aims,
as no incentive for consumers

the likely impact on its con-
sumer prices. “Duty is going
up, but we’ve not worked out
the net effect on overall
prices.

“There’s still going to be
significant price rises, which
will impact the industry. The
industry should not be impact-
ed as significantly, but it will
still be impacted. I think we’ll
be lucky to keep sales levels at
2009 numbers. The country’s
in a deep hole, so how do we
get out of it?”

The Government had orig-
inally planned to consolidate
the Excise Tax regime down
to two rates, 65 per cent and
85 per cent, with the appro-

priate rate determined by
engine capacity. All vehicles
with less than 2,000 cc capaci-
ty would have attracted the
lower rate, with the higher
one applied to all others.
Following representations
made by the Bahamas Motor
Dealers Association
(BMDA), Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham told the
House of Assembly that the
Government had amended its
plans slightly, introducing a
75 per cent rate for vehicles
with engine capacity between
2,000-2,500 cc - a move he said
would aid some Honda, Maz-

SEE page 11B





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By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Govern-
ment is planning
a “massive
reform” of the
Customs
Department that
includes moving
to the electronic
clearance of
imports, Prime
Minister Hubert
Ingraham told Tribune Busi-
ness, pledging that progress was
being made in cracking down
on tax evasion facilitated by
false invoices and dummy Flori-
da-based companies.

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placed before courts and fined

* Dummy Florida firms ‘identified’ as progress
made in crack down on phoney invoice industry

this newspaper, the Prime Min-
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would have forced firm and
others out of business,
with major job losses

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

A BAHAMIAN manufac-
turer yesterday told Tribune
Business that its operating costs
will still increase by $200,000
per year under the new 10 per
cent duty rate for graduating
Industries Encouragement Act
firms, although this paled in
comparison to the additional
$1 million raw material costs at
a 45 per cent rate.

Glen Rogers, one of Bapak’s
owners, told Tribune Business
that the 10 per cent rate
increased its yearly expenditure
by $200,000, adding that it will
affect the company’s pricing
structure as the new tariff is
implemented.

“It’s going to be a little bit
difficult,” said Mr Rogers.

SEE page 3B

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WHENEVER I am brows-
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book because of the attraction
of its cover. I glance at the title,
read the blurb and if interest-
ing, scan the first page to get a
taste of what’s inside. Predom-
inantly, the cover of a book is
the initial point of contact for a
potential buyer, and this is the
reason why graphic designers
are always on a crusade to
ensure that book covers catch
the eye.

The runs contrary to the pop-
ular axiom: ‘Don't judge a book
by its cover’. This statement
does not only apply to books
but, nonetheless, the cover
must be up to a high standard
to make a sale, otherwise the
potential buyer might not be
curious enough to select your
work and simply move on.

In the old days, books were
sold without a cover and buyers
would bind them according to
their own desires or needs.
Nowadays, over half of book-
sellers feel cover designs are
the key component, and the
labour of love to achieve this
is invaluable.

What's more, a professional
cover means people are more
likely to trust the things you
speak about, and will tell the
purchaser in seconds what they
will be reading. If you have
published your cover on some
of the existing websites, and it is
just basic and boring, viewers
might simply move on to a
more exciting search.

Design Options: If you are
accepted by a traditional pub-
lishing house, they will design a
cover for your book. If you use
a POD (print on demand) pub-
lisher, opt to either hire a free-
lance cover designer or take a
chance and design your own.

Stages of cover: There are
many stages in the life of a
book, from first draft to struc-
tural edit, to copy edit, to first
pages, to cover design. Never-
theless, the average person
spends eight seconds looking
at the front cover and 15 sec-
onds on the back. It is a fact
that, if potential buyers don’t
like the cover, they won’t look
any closer at the book.

First sign of attraction:

There are specific points to a
cover which seem to attract the
most attention. The title, size
and clarity of the text, the
colours and the size of the book
are among the top four. Addi-
tionally, ensure your title not
only represents the book’s con-
tents, but is understandable to
the potential buyer.

The colour red seems to
attract the most attention, but
since red is also the colour most
commonly associated with dan-
ger, depending on your title and
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appropriate for your book. The
size of the book is not so rele-
vant as long as the colours are
good and the title is the appro-
priate size for the book’s cover.

Children’s books may large-
ly be the exception to ‘size mat-
ters’, as children prefer larger
book covers with many, many
colours. Take a trip to the
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books of different sizes and
colours. If you lay them all out
together and stand back six or
eight feet, you will notice which
sizes and colours attract your
attention best. Your book’s title
should be easily readable from
at least six feet away. For exam-
ple, imagine two books with
similar titles and exactly the
same information. One has a
basic cover while the other has
a fantastic cover with profes-
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you purchase? Obviously the
latter. Ever wondered why,
after entering a shoe store, you

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and pick it up? It’s because this
pair stood out among the thou-
sands of others.

Cover design cost: Generally,
an average of 13 hours could
be spent designing a book cov-
er. The cost of a professionally
designed cover can be as low
as $500 and as much as $3,500
or more, depending on the
demand.

I think by now we realise that
the rule of attraction not only
applies to the judging of book
covers but to everything else
that surrounds us, as physical
appearance is the first indica-
tion of interest and curiosity.
Ever wondered why women sit
patiently for hours in a beauty
salon, and pay large amounts
to obtain beauty enhancement,
sometimes experiencing pain?
Well, it’s all about the exterior
cover. The aim is to stand out
among the competition as a
mediocre appearance is not
enough, and society will have
it no other way. Simply put,
just like human beings, books
compete and battle on the
shelves immediately after they
are published for viewing.

The back cover: Since 15 sec-
onds is spent looking at the
back cover, you need to be sure
it is outlined properly as well
to complement the front. Actu-
ally, the back cover is equally as
important as the front, because
potential buyers want to know
how the book will solve their
issues or entertain them. If all
their questions are answered
effectively, they will then briefly
scroll through the book and
perhaps contemplate a sale.

For non-fiction books, your
back cover description should
start by asking a question about
the book subject, or address the
problem that the book was
written to resolve.

For instance, a book about
stress relief might start with:
“Do you often feel stressed?”,
followed by explaining briefly
how your book will solve their
problem. In other words, ask
yourself: “How will my book
benefit the reader?” Give the
reader a reason to choose
YOUR book instead of anoth-
er.

For a fiction book, your back
cover should lure the reader
into wanting more, or be an
intriguing lead into what lies
ahead. Just know that like cov-
ers, testimonials sell books. You
should have relevant testimo-
nials from professionals on the
back cover. If you have written
a medical journal, your testi-
monials should be written by
medical professionals and not a
colleague of yours with a doc-
torate degree in theology.

You may include your bio on
the back cover or inside the
jacket cover. People like to see
a photo of the author as well, so
they can relate to a face. In
your bio, state why you are
qualified to write the book and
why you wrote it.

Tips: Always take your time
to present a well-formatted and
attractive book cover, and you
will see positive results when
your book is released. In real
world situations, books with
flawed or sub-standard covers
are simply outnumbered by
books with dazzling ones. So
there is no compelling necessi-
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Commercial

bank fees to
hit $15.15m

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

THE GOVERNMENT has
increased commercial bank fees
by $1.2 million on the high end
and $150,000 on the low end,
raising the total amount it will
get from the sector by $5 mil-
lion - from just over $10 mil-
lion to $15.15 million - in its
2010/2011 Budget.

Both ScotiaBank and First-
Caribbean International Bank
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on them the highest increase of
the eight retail banks, now pay-
ing $3.75 million each in fees,

Scotiabank and FirstCaribbean to
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up $1.2 million from the 2009-
2010 Budget year.

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million, while Commonwealth
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The Finance Corporation of
the Bahamas and Bank of the
Bahamas both saw increases of

$400,000 while Fidelity received
a $200,000 increase and
Citibank a $150,000 increase.

It was the Government’s
intention to increase its revenue
from retail bank fees by 50 per
cent through differential
increases at each banking insti-
tution.

Manufacturer bracing for
$200k cost base increase

FROM page 1B

“Everyone will have to chip in
and try to do what they can.”

He said Bapak will be able
to survive the changed tariff
rate for imported materials,
whereas he initially considered
the company folding under a
rate originally thought to be as
high as 45 per cent.

Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham said in his addresd
to Parliament yesterday that
during good times, industry can
enjoy certain concessions and
tax holidays. Now, as the econ-
omy is recovering, the Govern-
ment is seeking to quickly
shrink a recurrent deficit of



$259 million.

Mr Rogers said, however,
that had the Government gone
ahead with an extravacant tariff
“we probably all would have
had to close”.

He added that more than
15,000 people could have
immediately been negatively
impacted if the tariff increase
was as much as 45 per cent.

Employed

“There are a lot of people
employed in manufacturing,”
he said. “Even you guys don’t
know what the impact would
have been. It is big business.”

And even as the manufac-
turers become increasingly

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bogged down with taxes, Mr
Rogers said imported goods
that compete with theirs will
become more of a concern.

He said because US manu-
facturers still produce on a larg-
er scale, their products are
cheaper and readily available.

According to him, even a
commodity like water, which
Bapak also produces and bot-
tles, is extremely competitive
between the local and import
markets.

“You can go into one of the
Sams Clubs and buy a case for
$4 ,” said Mr Rogers. “It’s still
not easy to compete.”

Bapak plans to begin pro-
ducing five gallon bottles of
water by July.

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FROM page 1B

involved with these processes.

“We’re doing a massive study
and reform exercise for Cus-
toms,” the Prime Minister told
Tribune Business. “We expect
it will be operational in a matter
of months, certainly in time for
the opening of the new port at
Arawak Cay, so that we get rid
of many of the headaches and
cumbersome processes that
businesses have to go through,
the many forms, so we have
electronic clearance of goods,
reducing time and costs.”

Glenn Gomez, Customs
Comptroller, had previously
told Tribune Business that the
Department was planning to
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duty amounts.

Meanwhile, Mr Ingraham
said Customs was becoming
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down on smuggling/duty eva-
sion and placing numerous
businesspersons before Cus-
toms court.

Tribune Business had point-
ed out to the Prime Minister
that the Government would
never collect the full amount
of revenue due to it unless it
was able to combat two issues
largely outside its control - the
phoney/under-invoicing indus-
try that has grown up among
Florida exporters, and the use
by many Bahamas-based com-
panies of dummy Florida cor-
porations and overseas bank
accounts to evade paying the
full amount of import
duties/Excise Tax due.

Many Florida exporters have
become accustomed to operat-
ing two sets of books, with one
involving under-invoicing their
Bahamian and Caribbean
clients for goods and equipment
exported to them, in a bid to
help them evade the full
amount of duty due.

And numerous Bahamians
companies have set up their
own Florida corporations,
sources with knowledge of the
situation have told Tribune
Business in the past, purchasing
all their necessary imports
through them. Effectively, there
are invoicing themselves, and
hence have the opportunity to
show purchase prices much less
than what they are paying, facil-
itating duty evasion.

In response, the Prime Min-
ister told Tribune Business:
“We have had good co-opera-
tion from the Florida authori-
ties, and a number of busi-
nesspersons have discovered
that things are changing at Cus-
toms.

“A number of businesses
have found themselves in Cus-
toms court, fined and required
to pay extra duties. We are not
there yet, but we are making
progress, and I’m happy with
the progress so far.”

Mr Ingraham told Tribune
Business that provisions in the
Bahamas’ Tax Information
Exchange Agreement (TIEA)

with the US, signed back in
2002, “requires us to get co-
operation” from federal and
state authorities when it comes
to enforcement of the
Bahamas’ own tax laws.

As for the use of dummy cor-
porations as mechanisms to
evade import duties due to the
Bahamian government, the
Prime Minister said several of
these entities had now been
identified by Customs.

“Some of them have been
discovered,” Mr Ingraham told
Tribune Business. “One of the
businesses here in the Bahamas
has taken steps and identified
some of the businesses in Flori-
da” that are used by Bahamian
companies.

The Prime Minister said the
Bahamian firm had taken this
step because it was tired of its
rivals evading import duties
through using these companies,
thereby lowering their cost
bases in comparison to its own
and making the tax-paying firm
uncompetitive.

Stamping out tax evasion on
such a massive, multi-million
dollar scale, will be critical to
Prime Minister Ingraham’s
2010-2011 fiscal plans, since he
is relying on $100 million in
new taxes, and an almost-$200
million revenue increase, to
plug the Government’s fiscal
deficit largely by itself.

Telling Parliament yesterday
that he informed a beer manu-
facturer that Customs would be
using its full audit and confis-
cation powers to deal with any
business found to be evading
duties, the Prime Minister said:
“The Customs Management
Act grants Customs more pow-
er than the police have got.

“It gives Customs the full
authority to go in search of the
revenue of the Bahamas.” The
Prime Minister said he was pin-
ning his hopes for achieving his
revenue targets on the Customs
greater enforcement and col-
lection ability, seeking “a sig-
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and evasion of the payment of
legitimate Customs duties”.

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To support and assist the Executive Chef, oversee the day-to-day culinary operations of the
hotels “fine dining” room, train and supervise staff and monitor food quality.

Essential Functions

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Skills & Abilities
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Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written.
Must possess basic computational ability and computer skills.
Thorough knowledge of food products, standard recipes and proper preparation.
Ability to analyze and forecast data, as well as make good judgments and decisions to
ensure proper payroll and production control.
Ability to supervise large staff and accomplish goals on a timely basis consistently.
Ability to conduct meetings, menu briefings and maintain communication lines between
line staff and Executive Chef.

Qualifications & Experience
High School or equivalent education required, Bachelor s Degree preferred.
Minimum of two years experience working with Italian cuisine in a high-end quality operation.
Minimum of two years experience as a Chef de Cuisine in a high-end, high quality operation.

Qualified applicants are invited to visit our website or email resumes to:
snbrjobs @sheraton.com
Note: All information will be held in strictest of confidence.
Deadline for all applicants is Monday, June 28", 2010.



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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that RONALD SAMUEL of
MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a
written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-
eight days from the 38° DAY of JUNE, 2010 to the Minister
responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that SHANELL FORBES of #447

MANDEVILLE ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA,
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 29th day of MAY, 2010 to the Minister responsible for
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FROM page 1B

impact anything.”

Mr Turnquest also expressed
concern about the impact the
rise in hotel room tax, from 6
per cent to 10 per cent (a two-
thirds increase in percentage
terms), would have on small,
Bahamian-owned resorts in the
Family Islands. “That’s a major
barrier to growth and develop-
ment next year,” he warned.

Mr Turnquest was another
to question whether the 2010-
2011 Budget had managed to
strike the right balance between

increased taxation, necessary
to tackle the Government’s
deficit and debt problems, and
providing incentives for the pri-
vate sector to get the economy
back into growth.

“People will stop buying
things, and we will have a slow-
er recovery,” Mr Turnquest
warned. “The only way to get
out of a recession is to buy and
sell more, and we need incen-
tives for people to buy.

“T foresee we won’t have
economic recovery until next
year June. It will not be until
June 2011 that we see outward
signs of growth. Right now, this

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JELISA DWAYNIQUE HALL
of MARTIN HILL, GRAND BAHAMA, 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 29th day of MAY, 2010 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

is another down year for us.
The Budget will just slow the
economy, but there’s no plans
to stimulate it in any way. The
$250 Business Licence fee hol-
iday will not do it.”

Nor did the Budget address
the long-standing access to cap-
ital issue for small businesses,
Mr Turnquest said, who added
that he “blames the banks 150
per cent for not being aggres-
sive and unwilling to work with
the Government to develop
some type of structure” for
SME lending.

As for the Government’s
allocation of $10 million in the
Budget to consolidate the sub-
sidies given to the Bahamas
Development Bank, Bahamas
Agricultural and Industrial Cor-
poration (BAIC), and the ven-
ture capital fund, plus another
$1 million to develop a small
and medium-sized enterprises

INSIGHT

support framework, Mr Turn-
quest said this was “the least”
that could be done.

“That was the most impor-
tant announcement in the Bud-
get in reference to small busi-
nesses, trying to at least create
an atmosphere for some type
of improvement,” Mr Turn-
quest told Tribune Business.

“From my point of view,
that’s the least that could have
been done. Hopefully, BAIC
and the venture capital fund
will synergise their efforts to
better utilise resources.

“What must happen now is
that, with BDB, they be proac-
tive in utilising that $10 million.
It’s not much, but the manage-
ment teams have got to become
leaders and maximise the mon-
ey given, particularly to the
business support system. I hope
the Small Business Develop-
ment Act is not put on the shelf
and put behind these tax
increases.

“What small businesses need
is to reform the whole system,
and there’s been slow progress,
unfortunately, in reference to
identifying how the small busi-
ness sector is going to survive

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behind the news,
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during the recession. There has
not been a formal plan. The
Government is moving too
slowly in reference to identify-
ing the structure of it, and now
needs to be proactive and do
what it’s supposed to do.”

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, PO. Box
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

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.

Landscaping Maintenance Services

Nassau Airport Development Gompany (MAD) imes
landers for provieion of Landscaping Maintenance
Services. 4 Lynden Pinding Inlemabanal Airport

Mandatory qualifications:

-Proponents musi be 100% Bahamian-cayned a
operator

“iad hawe a current business license

vies! demonstrate the ability to tufil the requirements
setoutin MAD's ofical Request lor Proposal

ial be commited lo proving acceler serine

Roundtrip Airfares

Nassau - Congo Town $99.99
Nassau-Fresh Greek $89 i gG

Plus a free rental car forall of our Gold card
ticket holders.

RFP documents wil be awailable for pick up al MAD's
aniporalé fices in the Domesiclinteimaional Terminal al
Landen Finding Inlemalianal Ainporl between the hours of
1:00am - 4:00pm, fom June ist, 2040 to
June 9, 2010

[leading for proposal submissions is Jume 25th, 2010
at 3:00pm

Restrictions Apply

Gontack VANDETTA MOORSHEAD:
Superior, Contracts Adminatration

Pac (24) OO? Pa Gy SPT
PO. Bo APS) Maegay, Bahan

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ROYAL SFIDELITY

Money al ¥iark

IN THE SUPREME COURT

BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:
TUESDAY, 1 JUNE 2010
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,554.71 | CHG -0.05 | %CHG 0.00 | YTD -10.67| YTD % -0.68
FINDEX: CLOSE 000.00 | YTD 00.00% | 2009 -12.31%

WWW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE:242-323-2330 | FACSIMILE: 242-323-2320

52wk-Low Daily Vol. EPS $ Div $
1.00 0.00 0.250
9.67 0.00 0.050
5.20 0.00 0.598
0.33 0.00 -0.877
3.15 0.00 0.168
2.14 0.00 0.055
9.62 0.00 1.408
2.56 0.00 0.249
5.00 0.00 0.460
2.21 -0.05 0.111
1.45 0.00 0.627
5.94 0.00 -0.003
8.75 0.00 0.168
9.50 0.00 0.678
3.75 0.00 0.366
1.00 0.00 0.000
0.27 0.00 0.035
5.00 0.00 0.407
9.95 J. S. Johnson 9.95 9.95 0.00 0.952
10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 0.156
BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES - (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing b ases)
Security Symbol Last Sale Change Daily Vol.
Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) + FBB17 100.00 0.00 7%
Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) + FBB22 100.00 0.00 Prime + 1.75%
Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + FBB13 100.00 0.00 7%
Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) + FBB15 100.00 0.00 Prime + 1.75%
RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)
52wk -Low Symbol Bid & Ask & Last Price Daily Val.
7.92 Bahamas Supermarkets 10.06 11.06 14.00
6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 2.00 6.25 4.00
0.40 RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0.55
CFAL Securities Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)
30.13 31.59 29.00
0.45 0.55 0.55
BISX Listed Mutual Funds
NAV YTD% Last 12 Months %
1.4674 1.99 6.66
2.9020 0.52 -0.11
1.5327 1.70 4.77
3.0368 2.57 -4.99
13.5654 1.48 5.47
107.5706 3.45 6.99
105.7706 3.99 13.50
1.1080 1.67 5.26
1.0615 -0.61 2.84
1.1050 1.31 5.01
9.4839 1.52 7.41

BETWEEN
BANK OF THE BAHAMAS LIMITED

Securit y Plaintiff
AML Foods Limited
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark

Bahamas Waste

Fidelity Bank

Cable Bahamas

Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank (S1)
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard

Finco

FirstCaribbean Bank
Focol (S)

Focol Class B Preference
Freeport Concrete

ICD Utilities

Previous Close Today's Close
1.05 1.05
10.63 10.63
5.20 5.20
0.33 0.33
3.15 3.15
2.17 2.17
12.00 12.00
2.56 2.56
6.99 6.99
2.40 2.35
2.50 2.50
6.07 6.07
9.00 9.00
9.85 9.85
4.58 4.58
1.00 1.00
0.27 0.27
5.59 5.59

Change
AND

ATLANTIS MARBLE (BAHAMAS) LIMITED

First Defendant

AND
BERKLEY EVANS

Second Defendant
AND
MIKE P. ROUSSOS

Third Defendant
52wk-Low
1000.00
1000.00
1000.00
1000.00

Interest Maturity

19 October 2017

19 October 2022
30 May 2013

29 May 2015

NOTICE OF ADJOURNED HEARING

TAKE NOTICE that the Summons filed on the
25" day of January, A.D., 2010 and set down to be heard
on Thursday the 29* day of April, A.D., 2010 at 10:00
o'clock in the morning will now be heard before a Deputy
Registrar, Tabitha Cumberbatch, of the Supreme Court,
Ansbacher Building, Bank Lane, Nassau, The Bahamas
on the Tuesday the 29'" day of June, A.D., 2010 at 10:00
o'clock in the morning.

EPS $
-2.945
0.000
0.001

DivS P/E
0.000 N/M
0.480 N/M
0.000 256.6

29.00 ABDAB
0.40 RND Holdings

4.540
0.002

0.000
0.000

9.03
261.90 0.00%
52wk-Low

1.3758
2.8266
1.4630

NAV 3MTH
1.446000
2.886947
1.514105

NAV 6MTH
1.419947
2.830013
1.501641

NAV Date
30-Apr-10
30-Apr-10
14-May-10
31-Mar-10
31-Mar-10
31-Mar-10
31-Mar-10
10-Apr-10
10-Apr-10
10-Apr-10
31-Mar-10

Fund Name
CFAL Bond Fund
CFAL MSI Preferred Fund
CFAL Money Market Fund
2.9343 Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
12.6816 Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund
100.5448 CFAL Global Bond Fund
93.1998 CFAL Global Equity Fund
1.0000 FG Financial Preferred Income Fund
1.0000 FG Financial Growth Fund
1.0000 FG Financial Diversified Fund
9.1005 Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund
Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 1
Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund
Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 2

Royal Fidelity Int'l Fund - Equities Sub Fund

Dated this 29* day of April, A.D., 2010

REGISTRAR

103.987340
101.725415

103.095570
99.417680
This Notice was taken out by Messrs. Gibson, Rigby & Co.,
Chambers, KI-Malex House, Dowdeswell Street, Nassau, The
Bahamas, Attorneys for the Plaintiff.

10.0000 10.6709 -0.93 12.33 31-Mar-10
7.9664 3.23
MARKET TERMS
YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
Ask § - Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price
Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week
EPS $ - A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value
N/M - Not Meaningful
FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

4.8105 58.37 31-Mar-10
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00

S2wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks

52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks

Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day

Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

DIV § - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months

P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings

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Oil disaster management
plan to be presented

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net





THE National Oil Spill Committee is set
to present its disaster management plan
today as it was revealed that “favourable
winds are the only thing preventing the Gulf
of Mexico spill from reaching the Bahamas.

As the committee prepares to confront
the world’s worst offshore oil disaster,
weather predictions suggest the current pre-
vailing wind direction will protect the
Bahamas until Tuesday, however a change
in wind pattern is expected to move the oil
towards the western Bahamas.

A detailed national strategy devised with
two International Maritime Organisation

SEE page 15

Teacher allegedly
paid student for sex







Claims result in
reported resignation

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

A BIOLOGY teacher at
CR Walker High School has
reportedly resigned after the
Ministry of Education
launched an investigation into
reports alleging that he had
sexual relations with a 12th
grade student and paid her
$350 for the act.

According to a well placed
source at the school, the stu-
dent is alleged to have used
the funds to “get her hair
done” and pay her graduation
fees.

“(The teacher) did some-
thing like this before. Back in
February administration had
to talk to him because he
made a pass at two of our stu-
dents online. The man had
the audacity to ask the girls
if they wanted to see his ‘dog-
gie’. And when they (admin-
istrators) asked him about it

he tried to say he was talking
about his little ‘poodle dog’.
So I am not surprised,” she
said.

On May 13, this same
teacher is reported to have
taken the 12th grade student
to the Orchard Hotel on Vil-
lage Road. There it is alleged
he engaged in full sexual
intercourse with the girl. Fol-
lowing the act, the pair report-
edly bartered over the pay-
ment amount with the teacher
willing to pay $150. The stu-
dent however is said to have
taken $350.

“This man even went and
got himself a lawyer. So when
all of this stuff started to come
out I don’t think anyone was
surprised that he would
resign. But now the talk is he
is looking to go to college. I
don’t know if that is COB or
in the states (United States of
America),” the source added.

SEE page 15

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mee Ne Cnne and Shakera Oliver outside of court.

A MOTHER and her 18-year-old
boyfriend were arraigned in a Magistrate’s
Court yesterday, charged with the mur-









Street, in the murder of 18-month-old Deja LL
Martin. It is alleged that McKenzie and
Oliver being concerned together between

PM: Bahamas
tax level one of

world’s lowest

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

THE level of tax taken in
by the government each year
remains “one of the lowest in
the world” and simply “can-
not cut it” in the long term,
the Prime Minister said yes-
terday, as he defended tax
increases being imposed in
this year’s budget and warned
that more substantial changes
will be required in the future.

Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham said that the coun-
try’s low-tax status remains
the case “notwithstanding the
increase in taxes” the Gov-
ernment is implementing to
shore up its revenue this year,
such as those on cars, local
beer, tourism and domestic
retail banks.

SEE page 11

Ingraham hits out at
tlouble-tipping ‘lies’

PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham once again shot
down "lies" he said were told
about him double-dipping and
allegedly planning to accept
a salary as MP for North Aba-
co and leader for the Opposi-

tion.

Speaking about planned
cuts to the prime minister's
salary — along with cuts to

der of an 18-month-old child.
Police have charged Shakera Oliver, 23,
and Michael McKenzie, 18, both of Ida

May 30 and 31, caused the child’s death.
SEE page 15

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Tax hikes ‘won’t go as high as planned’

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

PRESENTED with strong
arguments from car importers
and the local beer industry that
tax hikes announced last week
were too much too soon the
Prime Minister has announced
that the rates will not go as high
as planned this year.

Rather than instituting two

flat rates of tax for vehicles by
engine size as proposed in the
Budget Communication last
week — 65 per cent for all 2000
cc engine cars, and 85 per cent
for all larger vehicles — Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham said
that based on “strong repre-
sentation” from some car deal-
erships the government will
also allow for a 75 per cent rate
for cars between 2000 cc and
2500cc.



All people who paid 85 per
cent for a car of between 2000cc
and 2500cc after the new rate
was announced in the Prime
Minister’s budget communica-
tion last week can now seek a
10 per cent credit from the gov-
ernment for the extra amount
they paid over what is now
being charged.

Mr Ingraham explained the

SEE page 15

ministers’ salaries, leader of
the opposition’s salary and
MP's salary — the leader of
the Free National Movement
told Parliament that as of July
1 he would make about $200
more a month than if he had
remained in retirement.

In the months before the
2007 election race, the then
governing Progressive Liber-
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Cuba transferring =:
political prisoners to
jails closer to home
HAVANA

CUBA has begun transferring
some of the country's 200 politi-
cal prisoners to jails closer to
home, the first sign the govern-
ment is making good on a deal
with the Roman Catholic :
Church to improve conditions }
behind bars, according to Asso- }
ciated Press. i

At least seven prisoners were :
on the move, according to }
reports Tuesday from Roman :
Catholic Church officials, human }
rights leaders and relatives who :
said they had spoken with jail :
authorities. :

"There is great hope and :
euphoria among us," Julia :
Nunez, whose husband Adolfo :
Fernandez was among those
being transferred, told The Asso- ;
ciated Press. She said that visiting !
him had meant a 7-hour bus ride :
to a prison 310 miles (500 kilo- :
meters) away. “No matter how :
you look at it, this is a little ight :
at the end of the tunnel."































































Private schools feel

By ALESHA CADET

PRIVATE and church-
affiliated schools through-
out the Bahamas are
already feeling the impact
of the subsidy cuts
announced by government
last week.

With funding slashed by
20 per cent, the Anglican
Central Education
Authority said it will lose
more than $355,000, while
Catholic schools are set to
lose $578,000.

As a result of this, the
Catholic Board of Educa-
tion announced, no

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employees, teachers or
support staff will get a
raise or promotion during
the 2010-2011 academic

year.
Director of Catholic
Education Claudette

Rolle, said: “It is unfortu-
nate but in order for us to
be able to survive, one of
the things we’d have to do
is freeze salaries.”

“We are also in the
process of looking at our
programmes to see where
we can adjust our offer-
ings.

“We are cutting some
personnel as well, and are

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tion where we share one
teacher in two schools.

“The persons we are
cutting are teacher’s aides.
We will no longer employ
all of them; one teacher’s
aide will work between
two classes.

“This is something that
will not come on stream
until September of this
year — they will be paid
until August 31.”

Despite the bad news,
Ms Rolle said teachers
have been “very support-
ive”, of the Board, as they
understand the strain the
entire system has been
placed under - and many
are simply thankful to still
have a job.

“We are quite saddened
by the fact that we have to
take such drastic measures
but we need to make sure
that we are delivering a
quality product and that
our system survives," she
said.

Meanwhile, Archdeacon
James Palacious said the
Anglican Central Educa-
tion Authority (ACA)
must find ways to com-
pensate for the lost fund-
ing without affecting the

current salaries of teach-
ers.

“We have not gotten any
feedback from the teach-
ers yet. We have to see
how best we can remedy
it by looking at all the
options, but this will not
include cutting salaries.
The teachers are on con-
tracts and we will not be
cutting salaries,” he said.

Archdeacon Palacious
said the ACA will meet
shortly to come up with a
detailed plan of action.







DESMOND BANNISTER



In an interview earlier
this week, Education Min-
ister Desmond Bannister

impact of subsidy cuts

told The Tribune that
despite the cuts, he does
not expect to see a signifi-
cant number of students
moving from private
schools into the public
education system.

He said: "The govern-
ment has a wonderful
partnership with all of
these schools which are
independent schools in
many ways.

“Government has pro-
vided funds to these
schools and these are
tough times. When you are
making determinations
with respect to the coun-
try, we all have to make
sacrifices. The Prime Min-
ister's salary has been cut,
as well as mine. Everyone
has to make sacrifices dur-
ing these tough times for
the greater good of the
country."

Mr Bannister said he is
thankful the Bahamas has
not had to endure the kind
of cuts suffered in some
neighbouring countries
because of the global
recession.

"So we are going to hun-
ker down and work with
the schools until this situ-
ation improves," he said.

PM questions level of govt
subsidy for Bahamians at UWI

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

alowe @tribunemedia.net

THE prime minister yes-
terday questioned whether
it “makes sense” for the gov-
ernment to provide the lev-
el of subsidy that it does for
Bahamians studying at the
University of the West
Indies.

He also defended a reduc-
tion in funding to the Col-
lege of the Bahamas this

year and suggested that

there may be some flexibili-
ty in the level of government
subvention cut from certain

private and church-affiliat-

ed schools, as announced in
last week’s Budget presen-
tation.

The proposed cuts to such
schools led some school offi-
cials, expecting losses of
hundreds of thousands of
dollars, to speculate last

week whether increases in

tuition fees might be the
only way to make up the
funds.

Speaking of the govern-
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UWI, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham said:
“Long before the College of
the Bahamas existed it made
good sense for the Bahamas
to pay for Bahamians to go
to UWL. It may still make
sense, but it has to be looked
at against what you charge
Bahamians to go to the Col-
lege of the Bahamas.

“Now you can get a
degree at COB, but you
have to pay. At UWI you
get 80 per cent of your fees
paid.

“At a time when we’re
cutting back on COB the
allocation to UWI has been
increased by $1.5 million,”
said Mr Ingraham.

He noted that “in effect,
we are paying for 197 stu-
dents at a cost of $4 million”
at UWI. He made his com-
ments as he addressed par-
liament at the start of the
debate on the 2010/2011
Budget.

The prime minister also
hit back at criticisms of the
cut in funding to the College
of the Bahamas, noting that
the cut — a reduction of just
under $2.47 million, bring-
ing its total government sub-
sidy to $22,247,778 for the
upcoming year or almost
$4.5 million less than was
provided three years ago —
comes after the government
increased funding to the
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2007.

He pointed out that the
PLP, whose former educa-
tion minister Alfred Sears
suggested that the cut could
“devastate” the college,
“didn’t increase the subsidy
at all by any amount in five
years” between 2002 and
2007.

Mr Ingraham added that
the amount allocated
remains higher than the
amount the PLP provided
to the college in its last year
in office.

Referring to the reduction
in subventions to private
and church-affiliated schools
outlined in the budget pre-
sented to parliament last
week, Mr Ingraham told
parliament that ultimately,
it is up to the minister of
education and other ministry
officials to determine exact-
ly how much will be cut
from the school’s subsidies,
suggesting that the amounts
outlined in the budget are
merely guidelines approved
by the minister of finance
(Mr Ingraham).

“The extent to which the
Ministry of Education wish-
es to reconfigure the $27
million (it has been allocated
in total) is the extent to
which it impacts upon the
increase or decrease in fees
at private schools,” said Mr
Ingraham. “It’s not a deci-
sion for the minister of
finance.”

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Bahamas must avoid Jamaica’s shadow

JAMAICA’S Prime Minister Bruce Gold-
ing narrowly survived a bitter no confidence
vote in Jamaica’s parliament on Tuesday,
while the national security minister vowed
that the storming of gang-fortified Tivoli
Gardens in search of “Dudas” Coke was
only the beginning of an all-out assault on
armed gangs that are holding Jamaica
hostage.

The Bahamas must be especially on its
guard at this time to make certain that the
“scorched earth” policy to remove Jamaica’s
gangs does not allow one or two — even
“Dudas” — to escape through the net and
try to disappear into our own drug under-
world.

In taking down Tivoli Gardens, “Dudas”
Coke’s fortified stronghold, the police seized
47 firearms (handguns and rifles) and almost
10,700 rounds of ammunition. In the siege 73
civilians, one Defence Force officer and two
policemen were killed. Coke, wanted in the
United States to face drug and gun-running
charges, disappeared with some of his key
supporters. However, this week, his brother,
escorted by the Rev Al Miller, a prominent
clergyman in Jamaica, turned himself in to
police. He was among a list of 50 gang lead-
ers that the police had asked to surrender. It
is understood that more than half of them
complied.

Rev Miller commended the police for
treating Leighton “Livity,” Coke with
“extreme professionalism” as he called on
Livity’s brother “Dudas” — the cause of
Jamaica’s present turmoil — to turn him-
self in. The reverend reminded “Dudas”
that if he valued his life his best chance of
saving it was to get to the police first. Dudas’
gang world is not limited to Jamaica. He is
reputed to be an international dealer with his
tentacles stretching far and wide.

According Jamaican police they estimate
that more than 200 gangs with 4,000 mem-
bers are operating across Jamaica.

The worst feature of their existence is
that the more powerful ones are closely
aligned to Jamaica’s two political parties.
Tivoli Gardens, for example, is a stronghold
supporting Prime Minister Golding with
“Dudas” Coke delivering the votes at elec-
tion time. This constituency-within-a-con-
stituency was created and supported by Mr
Golding’s predecessor, former Prime Min-
ister Edward Seaga.

This has led this week to Mr Golding’s
near political demise — saved only by the
two parties voting solidly along party lines,
defeating the Opposition’s no-confidence
motion by two votes. For nine months Mr
Golding blocked the US’s extradition
request for Coke. Eventually after facing
tremendous public pressure, the Jamaican
government relented, and the court agreed
to hear the extradition application. Howev-
er, in the background, the governing JLP
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government.

At first Mr Golding denied having any-
thing to do with this decision. Then three
weeks ago, he admitted to parliament that he
had in fact approved the hiring of the lob-
byists on behalf of his political party, not
the Jamaican government.

He apologised to the nation and took full
responsibility for his actions.

He has been on the downward slide ever
since.

In Tuesday’s no-confidence debate the
Opposition accused him of deceiving par-
liament, maintaining that his credibility was
irredeemably compromised. In defence a
member of his party maintained that the
prime minister’s contrition and acceptance of
responsibility was evidence of the charac-
ter of a good leader. At the end of the
marathon debate the prime minister was
saved by two votes.

Now that Government is in control of a
well-armed, well-fortified Tivoli Gardens —
one of Jamaica’s many gang-controlled con-
stituencies — it is going after at least four
others. The Cabinet has approved anti-gang
legislation, which is in the draft stages, to
be presented to parliament shortly.

“These gangs,” said National Security
Minister Dwight Nelson, “are not the little
groups of guys standing on the street corner.
We are talking about gangs that are organ-
ised, that have command structures, with
international connections that engage in
gun- and drug-running from which they
acquire their wealth.

"Our task now,” he said, “is to dismantle
and destroy these gangs. Our task is to sep-
arate them from their communities. Our
task is to separate them from their wealth."

Let this be a lesson to the Bahamas.
Years ago Sir Etienne Dupuch used to say
that the Bahamas always seemed to be walk-
ing in Jamaica’s downward shadow. Our
readers should recall how our own little drug
lords were building their communities of
loyalty around them, and as a consequence
getting too close to some of our politicians —
to such an extent that some of them were
openly boasting that they not only expected
political protection, but also political favours.
We can think of the times that parliament
has been lied to, but for some reason mem-
bers have chosen not to make an issue of it.
Many times The Tribune has stood alone
pointing out the inconsistencies.

Jamaica’s political parties have created
the present problem for themselves and their
country. In those days politicians seemed to
think it the smart way to win elections. They
helped build a monster that has now turned
on them.

Bahamians must now make certain that
our nation steps out of Jamaica’s shadow
and never lets our criminals feel powerful
enough to challenge the state.



Health concerns
over microchip
implants for dogs

Letter to the editor regarding
the proposed Bahamas Animal
Protection and Control Bill
2009.

EDITOR, The Tribune.

New proposals are being
made for the Bahamas Animal
Protection and Control Bill
2009. Although it is important
to review existing legislation, it
is also important that new pro-
posals actually help animals and
their owners rather than create
more problems.

One of the new proposals
pertains to mandatory
microchipping of dogs in The
Bahamas. This proposal
appears to be currently aimed
at breeders, security dogs, and
animals perceived to be dan-
gerous. But who will be next?
All dogs, all animals or even
humans?

Although those who pro-
mote microchips claim the
implants are safe, research
shows potentially serious health
risks associated with microchip
implants. For example, the
FDA lists “adverse tissue reac-
tion, migration of implanted
transponder, compromised
information security, failure of
implanted transponder, failure
of inserter, failure of electronic
scanner, electromagnetic inter-
ference, electrical hazards, mag-
netic resonance incompatibility
and needle stick” as some of

LETTERS

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the risks of microchip implant
technology.

In addition to the FDA’s list
of risks associated with
microchip implants, scientific
documentation proves that ani-
mals have developed aggres-
sive cancerous growths because
of the microchips. There is also
documentation of a kitten and
an alpaca who died from the
microchip implant procedure
(the microchip was accidental-
ly inserted into the brainstem of
the kitten and into the spinal
cord of the alpaca). In addition,
dogs and other animals have
experienced neurological dam-
age from the microchip. There
is also a case of a little dog who
bled to death within hours of
receiving a microchip implant
by a veterinarian.

Besides the potentially debil-
itating and lethal health risks
of microchip implants, it is
important to know that the des-
ignated scanners cannot read
the microchips all of the time.
According to the results of a
study about microchips and
scanners, “None of the scan-
ners examined had 100 per cent
sensitivity for any of the
microchip brands.” So, what is

the purpose of injecting a
microchip into an animal’s body
for identification purposes
when the device may not even
be readable? But then again,
why should anyone be forced
to implant a foreign object in
their animal’s body?

Pet owners, the medical
community, government offi-
cials and the general public
should carefully review the
health risks associated with
microchip implants before the
proposed legislation is enact-
ed.

A simple, safe and inexpen-
sive alternative to a potentially
dangerous microchip implant
is to put a properly fitted collar
with current identification on
dogs. Pet owners should also
ensure that their fencing and
gates are safe and intact so that
animals do not stray from
home.

An in-depth review of health
risks and other problems asso-
ciated with microchip implants
is available in the document
entitled Microchip Implants:
Technological Solution or 21st
Century Nightmare? The doc-
ument, and other valuable ani-
mal health information, is at
the website www.noble-
leon.com

CONCERNED CITIZEN
Nassau,
May 31, 2010

Who is fighting for the homeless?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

ments?

Jesus said, “Whatever you did for the least of
My brothers and sisters, you did for Me. Matthew
25:40.

How could we dress up on Sundays sprinting to
these large edifices, lifting up holy hands and
then minutes later drive past the homeless with
our collective noses in the air?

The government, the church, all civic organi-

The Bahamas boasts conveniently most times
that we are a Christian nation, with Christian
principles and all that good stuff. But are we
serious, or are we reciting just to pay lip service.
Are we really concerned for each other or are we
a country of heartless people who could care less
once we have our families covered?

For many years now there has been an ever
increasing number of people who for whatever
reason found themselves on the street. We could
blame some of them for their poor planning and
their inability to become more assertive to do
better, but that is not what this writer is elabo-

rating on.

We, even if we are pretending, cannot drive by
with our windows rolled up tight and totally

sations and every right thinking Bahamian and
resident must circle the wagon to address this
vexing problem.

Humanitarians should find people of like
minds to come up with a comprehensive sus-
taining programme as to how this could be
addressed. Are we really our brother’s keepers?
This is a good barometer to determine if we are
serious about the golden rule. “Do unto others as
you would have them do unto you.”

There are many examples of people who were
once wealthy finding themselves on hard times.
Remember, “He hath put down the mighty from

their seats, and exalted them of low degree. He

ignore the people we pass on the streets who are

“homeless”

. We must have a conscience. How
could we sleep comfortably knowing that anoth-
er human is sleeping outside fighting the ele-

Nassau,
May, 2010.

hath filled the hungry with good things; and the
rich he hath sent empty away.”

IVOINE INGRAHAM

Montagu area is a huge problem

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I wish to speak to the Mon-
tagu area, which has been a
huge problem for all who must
use East Bay Street in order to
get home in the evening.

first Baptist Church

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Successive governments have
had several plans and photo
ops, for the Montagu ramp and,
to date no one has the will to
step up to the plate and get the
job done.

The Montagu area is a disas-
ter area, in addition to men
walking out in the road and
stopping traffic like they are
police, so that boats and jet skis
can be pulled, you have men
with peanuts in the middle of

the road, you have phone card
sellers all over that area, and
lately you have children solicit-
ing funds, then there is the traf-
fic travelling in the right lane
until they get near the light and
then they quickly turn into the
left lane without warning, it’s
as if they have the right of way.
Then there is the no entry sign
at the Nassau Yacht Club,
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is another no entry sign which is
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Why can’t someone do some-
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I suggest that all people who
have to use this road in the
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ESCALATING crime levels are
exacerbating the problem of over-
crowding in the maximum security
section of Her Majesty’s Prison,
according to Superintendent Dr
Elliston Rahming, head of the
Prison Department.

“One of our greatest challenges is

a growing spiral of crime, so there is |
a concomitant level of overcrowding | /

within our institutions.

“(Our challenge is) how to handle
the growing population in a climate
of budget constraints while adhering
to international standards,” he told
members of the media during a
press conference on Tuesday.

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risk, extradition cases and foreign
nationals.

Due to the high number of
remands currently sent to the prison,
maximum security is also used to
house remanded prisoners.

“Prisoners on remand far out-
weigh those that are sentenced. In

‘| April, 70 per cent of the people

admitted were remanded. Many of
them only spend a short time before
they receive bail,” said Superinten-

| dent Rahming.

Of the approximate 1,300 inmates
at Her Majesty’s Prison, about 600
are remanded. The remand facility
was build to house 300 inmates, so
the overflow ends up in maximum
security.

Superintendent Rahming said the
Prison Department has an “aggres-
sive reclassification” operation to

the Prison Department - medium, minimum
and maximum security, the female prison and
the annex - maximum security is the only over-
crowded facility. The others are underpopulat-

ed.

Maximum security is generally reserved for
high-risk offenders, convicts deemed an escape

determine on an ongoing basis if prisoners can
be moved from maximum security to another
prison based on an assessment.

The onset of electronic monitoring is also

expected to have a “beneficial impact on short-

term, low risk prisoners” to reduce the num-
ber of remands,” he said.

Bahamian jailed in US over
seafood smuggling operation

A BAHAMIAN man has
been sentenced to one year in
prison by a Florida court in
connection with an interna-
tional seafood smuggling oper-
ation.

Robbie Franklin Smith, 45,
of Bimini, was sentenced yes-
terday in the Fort Lauderdale
District Court for his role in the
illegal importation of queen
conch and spiny lobster from
the Bahamas to the United
States, which had been har-
vested and exported in viola-
tion of Bahamian law, all con-
trary to the Lacey Act, Title 16
and Title 18 of the United
States Code.

According to the indictment,
court records, and statements
in court, in December 2005 a
vessel operated by Miami-
based seafood dealer James
Hanson, Jr was intercepted by a
US Coast Guard patrol vessel.

During a boarding and
inspection, officers found more
than 1,000 pounds of unde-
clared spiny lobster and
approximately 340 pounds of
queen conch, which had been
supplied to Hansen in the
Bahamas by defendant Smith.

Hanson intended to land the
seafood in the US and market it
through Hansen Seafood, Inc, a
company which he owned.

According to records in the
related cases, between June and
December 2005, on approxi-
mately a dozen occasions, Han-
son purchased spiny lobster and
conch harvested in Bahamian
waters from Smith and import-
ed it illegally into the US using

boats owned through Hanson’s
companies, and employees of
his companies.

According to court docu-
ments, the total fair market val-
ue of the trips exceeded
$87,000.

Yesterday, Smith was sen-
tenced by US District Court
Judge William J Zloch to serve
a term of imprisonment of one
year and one day, followed by
three years of supervised
release.

No fine was imposed, as the
court determined Smith lacked
assets to satisfy a criminal fine.

Smith’s American associate,
Hanson, was previously con-
victed and sentenced to pay a
criminal fine of $75,000, per-
form 300 hours of community
service, and to serve a period of
three years’ probation.

Hanson was also ordered to
relinquish the proceeds of the
seized product, which was val-
ued at $13,930 and to forfeit
the vessel intercepted by the
Coast Guard which was used
in the commission of the
offence, a 37.8ft fibre glass
hulled sport fishing vessel called
“Redeemed.”

Bahamian law prohibits the
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gration and Customs Enforce-
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arraigned before Magistrate
Andrew Forbes yesterday.

Brown was charged with a
total of six offences, includ-
ing two counts each of house-
breaking, stealing, and receiv-
ing.

The minors, who were
accompanied by their parents
to court, were charged with
two counts of housebreaking
and stealing.

It is alleged that between
7.15am and 3.45pm on May
31, the accused, being con-
cerned together and with oth-
ers, broke into the home of
Raquel Russell at No 25
Coral Reef Estates IT.

It is further alleged that
they stole an assortment of
jewellery valued at $4,820.

Brown was also charged
with dishonestly receiving
$4,820 in stolen jewellery,
the property of Raquel Rus-
sell.

She pleaded not guilty to
the charges. The minors
pleaded guilty and will appear
before the Juvenile Panel on
August 8 for sentencing.

Magistrate Forbes granted





the defendants $2,500 bail
with one surety.

The matters were
adjourned to January 31, 2011
when Brown is expected
appear in Court One.

It is also alleged that on
May 31, between 8.45am and
4.20pm, the accused, being
concerned together and with
others, broke into the home
of Elireese Thompson at No
20 Coral Reef Estates III and
stole $14,400 in jewellery and
some video games.

Brown again pleaded not
guilty.

The minors again pleaded
guilty.

Magistrate Forbes granted
the defendants $1,000 bail
each with one surety in rela-
tion to this matter.

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LOWES PHARMACY ROBBED

Just before 7pm on Tuesday, police were called to the scene
of an armed robbery at Lowes Pharmacy in Palmdale.

Responding officers were told that a dark man wearing a
long sleeve green camouflage shirt, short camouflage pants and
large sun glasses, entered the pharmacy armed with a handgun
and demanded cash. He made off on foot heading west with an
unconfirmed amount of cash.

GUN CONFISCATED DOWNTOWN

ON Tuesday at around 1lam, officers from the Tourism
Police Unit searched a champagne Cadillac on Charlotte
Street in response to a tip from a concerned member of the
public.

In the centre console, they found a handgun and ammuni-
tion. A 23-year-old Skyline Lakes man was taken into custody
for questioning.

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At around 8.30pm on Tuesday, the police received a report
of a stabbing in South Beach.

The victim, a 51-year-old male resident of the Summer
Haven neighbourhood, got into an altercation with three men
outside his house which resulted in his being stabbed in the
lower back with an unknown object.

He was taken to hospital by ambulance and is in stable
condition.

Police are still searching for the three suspects.

WOMAN ROBBED AT GUNPOINT

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by two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun.

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- Bus routes designed to accommodate one-way
traffic on Baillou Hill Road and Market Street

NCYRR provides 500
shoes for needy children

WITH government’s pro-
posed budget cuts that are
expected to affect youth and
charitable organisations, the
National Committee for Youth
Renewal and_ Revival
(NCYRR), along with its Flori-
da non-profit company, the
Bahamas Youth Renewal
Foundation, said it is partner-
ing with several other US non-
profit organisations to provide
a “continuous stream” of assis-
tance to needy children and
youth in the Bahamas.

Despite being forced to
close its Hope House Youth
Resource and Crisis Centre
facility at the end of 2008, the
NCYRR said it wants to con-
tinue to touch the lives of
Bahamian children by work-
ing overseas to secure relief
items and scholarship oppor-
tunities for tertiary level edu-
cation.

In conjunction with one of
its partners, One Hope One
Life International out of Dal-
las, Texas, the NCYRR has
successfully brought its first
seed gift to the Bahamas,
which is intended to meet the
needs of Bahamian children
just in time for the summer
break.

This gift of 500 pairs of
brand new durable rubber san-
dals will be distributed to the
most needy of families,
through a variety of venues,
including a few churches and
directly to the poor, in Nassau,
Grand Bahama and Abaco,
the NCYRR said.

“Because so many children
play barefoot in the Bahamas,
not just because they want to,
but because their parents can’t
afford a shoe, we have sought
to find some relief, through the
generosity of One Hope One
Life International led by Pas-
tor Frank Schildiner,” said
committee president Ali McIn-
tosh.

The NCYRR also
announced the establishment
of the Bahamas Youth Renew-
al Foundation in Florida and
the launch of the new website,
www.bahamasyouthrenewal.co
m. “Through these two new
machineries, the organisation
continues to canvass opportu-



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receives a donation of shoes for the BCC Hay Street project from

NCYRR president Ali McIntosh.

nities from its international
partners, and seek responses
from needy recipients who
require our services,” Ms
McIntosh said.

The website also features a
monthly column on national
issues by Ms McIntosh.

The site has received close
to 1,000 visitors since its launch
in January of this year.

As it relates to the
NCYRR’s scholarship pursuits
and endeavours, the commit-
tee said it has secured the fol-
lowing services for Bahamian
students.

“We have scholarship loan
programmes available to inter-
national students studying or
planning to study in the United
States, with a US co-signer.
You can apply for up to the
total cost of education, as
determined by your school,
minus any other aid received.
The proceeds are then dis-
bursed directly to the school,”
Ms McIntosh said.

“Our services will include
communicating with colleges
for acceptance, [-20’s and stu-
dent visas; seeking available
scholarships; facilitating inter-
national loans; assisting with
providing co-signors for loans,
and facilitating some off-cam-
pus housing for students in the
South Florida area.”

Additionally, Ms McIntosh
said, the NCYRR is seeking
free scholarships through a
variety of foundations and oth-
er generous donors.

“Today, we are making an

dents.”

By BAHAMAS INFORMATION

: SERVICES

THE Road Traffic Department

: has revised two bus routes to
: accommodate the one-way traffic
: system recently implemented on
: the Market Street and Baillou Hill
? Road corridors.

The route for Baillou Hill Road

? and Market Street shuttle, referred
: toas Route #6, now includes Mar-
‘|: ket Street, Robinson Road, Bail-
} : lou Hill Road, Cumberland Street,
: Navy Lion Road, Bay Street,
: Frederick Street, Princess Street
: and back to Market Street.

Route #6A includes Baillou Hill

: Road, Tucker Road, Thompson
: Boulevard, Poinciana Drive, Bail-
: lou Hill Road, Cumberland Street,
: Navy Lion Road, Bay Street,
: Frederick Street, Market Street,
: Robinson Road to the corner of
: Baillou Hill and Robinson Roads.
appeal to more fortunate :
Bahamians and other affluent :
philanthropists to assist the :
work of the NCYRR to facili-
tate our work overseas on :
behalf of the Bahamian stu- :
: Brad Smith, assistant controller of

“We wanted to design a route
to accommodate those persons on
Market Street and Baillou Hill
Road who need to go to school,
various government departments
and businesses in the area,” said

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“These routes will also help to
alleviate the fears of parents who
put their children on the buses to
go to area schools as these buses
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“There are some parents who
have fears about their children
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has long been established, but
presently there are no buses oper-
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the urgent need for buses to oper-
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students who attend the College of
the Bahamas.

“We need to develop both of
these routes. No buses presently

operate on these routes and they
accommodate the changes to the
one-way system. We are in search
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Robinson Road to Wulff Road
and one way south-bound on Mar-
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Robinson Road.

The Baillou Hill Road and Mar-
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traffic modelling for the island of
New Providence as these two
roads form a natural loop into and
away from the downtown Bay
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Deputy PM to lead

Bahamian delegation

to 40th General
Assembly of OAS

By BAHAMAS
INFORMATION
SERVICES

DEPUTY Prime Minister
and Minister of Foreign
Affairs Brent Symonette will
lead a Bahamian delegation
to the 40th General Assem-
bly of the Organisation of
American States (OAS) in
Lima, Peru from June 6-8,
2010.

Mr Symonette will partic-
ipate in discussions on
“Peace, Security and Coop-
eration in the Americas”.

Talks will also focus on
maritime and human rights
issues.

The OAS is the world’s
oldest regional body, dating

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ican States held in Washing-
ton, DC, from October 1889
to April 1890.

The Organisation came
into being in 1948 with the
signing in Bogota, Colum-
bia of the Charter of the
OAS.

The charter came into
force in December 1951.

Mr Symonette will be
accompanied by C A Smith,
Bahamas Ambassador to
Washington and permanent
representative to the OAS;
Rhoda Jackson, minister
counsellor, and Marjorie
Julien, foreign service officer
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MANGROVE CAY - Exec-
utive chairman of the Bahamas
Agricultural and Industrial Cor-
poration (BAIC) Edison Key
encouraged graduates of the
Mangrove Cay batik tie and dye-
training programme to tap into
the $300 million spent each year
to import souvenirs for tourists.

However, the Member of Par-
liament for South Abaco said
the products must be of “excel-
lent quality”.

“It is BAIC’s intention, to
work more closely with the Min-
istry of Tourism in 2010, to
ensure that all Bahamians from
Grand Bahama to Inagua take
advantage of the opportunities
for marketing their products to
the many tourists that visit our
shores on a daily basis,” he said.

Fifteen people graduated
from the training programme
during a ceremony at the Little
Pilgrim Baptist Church, Little
Harbour, in Andros on Monday.

Angela Saunders, the
youngest person in the pro-
gramme is only eight years old.

The programme is a venture
between the South Andros
Handicraft and Manufacturing
Association (SAHMA) Man-
grove Cay Branch and BAIC.

Mr Key explained that as a
result of the partnership between
BAIC and Tourism, two nation-
al craft shows will be held this
year - a greatly expanded
Bahama Arts Festival in Octo-
ber at Arawak Cay, where all of
the graduates will be invited, and
the Authentic Bahamian Trade
Show in December, where only
the “best of the best” from each







EIGHT-YEAR-OLD ANGELA SAUNDERS is the youngest person to
graduate from the Mangrove Cay Batik tie and dye-training programme
in Andros. She is shown wearing an outfit she tie-dyed herself.

island will be invited to partici-
pate.

The government is also under-
taking the rebuilding of the
Straw Market in downtown Nas-
sau. “It is our hope that exclu-
sively authentic Bahamian prod-
ucts will be sold there and we
look forward to South Andros’
products being prominently dis-
played there,” he said.

“We are presently accommo-
dating persons like yourselves
every Friday at the Prince
George Dock, where you can
sell your products directly to the
tourists who arrive on the cruise
ships. We are looking at expand-

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ing this programme to include
Wednesdays as well.”

Mr Key added that his gov-
ernment “pledges to continue to
assist you wherever possible to
ensure that the talents latent in
South Andros are developed to
the fullest and the best returns
made on any investment.”

He said BAIC’s marketing
department, headed by assistant
general manager Donnalee
Bowe, will continue its quest this

year to train as many Bahamians
as possible in the fine art of
handicrafts.

He noted that BAIC hopes
that opportunities in food pro-
duction and handicraft devel-
opment in Andros would
encourage Androsians in Nas-
sau and elsewhere to return
home and build their commu-
nities.

“And for those who feel the
entrepreneurial spirit, those who
want to go into business, our
business services department
offers free professional advice
on everything from creating a
business plan, to purchasing, to
marketing, to banking,” Mr Key
said.

Emily Rahming, president of
SAHMA, was the trainer of the
programme and she was assisted
by Cynthia King and Martha
Moxey.

Mrs Rahming explained that
batik is the method of using hot
wax to make designs in fabric
and is an ancient process from
Indonesia. Androsia is a form
of batik, but batik is not neces-
sarily Androsia.

A graduate of the pro-
gramme, Martha Moxey, said
they are now equipped to start
their own fabric design busi-
nesses to include tie-dye T-
shirts, table mats, scarves, batik
fabric.

“Knowing how to design our
own fabric affords a unique
opportunity to contribute to the
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Ingraham

FROM page one



salaries at the same time, a
charge he vehemently denied
at the time.

Mr Ingraham revisited the
issues yesterday in Parlia-

THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010, PAGE 11

PM: Bahamas tax level

one of world’s lowest

FROM page one

He said that the Government current-
ly collects the equivalent of 18 per cent of
the country’s gross domestic product in
tax, comparing this to the tax collected in
other nations such as Singapore (23), St
Lucia (29), Trinidad and Tobago (30),
Jamaica (30) and Barbados (33).

“Notwithstanding the increase in taxes
that we are putting in, The Bahamas has
one of the lowest rates of taxation in the
world. That’s notwithstanding all of the
islands and services we have to dupli-
cate. You know how easy it is to run a
Barbados with a similar population (size),
with one island, one set of high schools,
one set of primary schools, one set of
roads, one set of electricity to generate?

“But while we are expensive to operate
as a country, we’re only getting around 18
per cent of Gross Domestic Product in

tax. That is not going to cut it. That can-
not cut it. We are hoping to raise that to
19.7 per cent in the coming year. That is
optimistic, as I said.”

Mr Ingraham complained that
Bahamians “demand all of these services
but are not prepared to pay the taxes”
that are required to sustain them.

And in this regard, pointing to more
sweeping changes to the way the gov-
ernment collects its revenue and from
where, Mr Ingraham said that the gov-
ernment of The Bahamas will “one day
have to be prepared to say to the public
of the Bahamas that the current tax sys-
tem is inequitable and unfair and do
something about it.”

He added that Bahamians tend to
“demand all of these (government) ser-
vices but are not prepared to pay the
taxes.”

“Barbados has excellent social statis-
tics. But the people pay,” he said.

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hits out at double-dipping ‘lies

before government made its
decision.

"T didn't think I needed to
consult the opposition on it
because the reality is, the
order (to slash the said
salaries) that you have before
you is an order signed by the

prime minister which says
these salaries are to be
reduced as of the 1st of July.

"An order cannot be put
into effect unless you vote for
it. Every member here has the
opportunity to vote ‘yes’ or
‘no’,” he said.



CREDIT Suisseâ„¢
CREDIT SUISSE AG, NASSAU BRANCH

ment, saying: "When I was in
retirement and lies were being
told on me about how much
money I would earn if I won
the election, etc, lies, etc, they
said I would have the oppor-
tunity to explain one day. .
.And so the cut in my pay
means that I now make
$202.50 a month than I would
have made if I stayed in
retirement — $50 a week.

"I only get $25,000 a year
more for being prime minis-
ter, 1am taking out $22,750. I
didn't need anybody to ask
me to do nothing. I thought it
was the best thing in setting
an example.”

He also responded to criti-
cism from the now opposition
PLP that they were not con-
sulted on the salary cuts

Credit Suisse AG, Nassau Branch offers applications for an Apprenticeship

Program whieh is outlined hereafter Full details and an application form can be
obtained fron:

The High Point Property
Owners Association will be
hosting its Annual General
Meeting on
June 12", 2010
Location: High Point Estates (Park)
Time: 11:00 a.m.

The Program Administrater

Credit Suisse AG, Nassau Branch

The Bahamas Financial Centre, 4" Floor
Shirley & Charlotte Streets

P.O, Box N4928

Nassau, Bahamas

eR POS eke TNA

Thursday, June 10, 2010.



AS €@ corporate cilizan desirous of making a positive contribution to the local
community, Credit Suse AG, Nassau Branch plans to offer a scholarship to a
Bahamian student to pursue & Bachelor's Degree at the Collage of The Bahamas
COB" under its Apprenticeship Program.

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CONDITIONS

+* The candidate may select Business Administration or any banking related
field (6. Business Management, Banking & Finance, Accounting, Finance or
Economics major) as their field of study.

= A minimum grade point average of 2.6 must be maintained at all times.
Grades must be submitted to the Program Administrator at tha Bank within
three weeks at the end of each semester.
The candidate must be willing to work twelve (12) hours per weak (pert time)
and four (4) months per year {full time) at the Bank during MAY, JUNE, JULY,
AUGUST and any other month (or parts thereof) whilst pursuing full time
studies at COB.
The candidate cannot be an immediate family member of 4 person employed
al the Bank
The candidate will raport to and consult with the Program Administrator whe is.
responsible far supervision, work assignments, advice, relaase of payments
and all other administrative and superndsory details.
The candidate must be “doug free” throughout the entire four (4) year contract
period.
The candidate shauld register for and successfully complete a minimum of
twelve (12) credits per semester as a2 full time student.
The candidate cannoet be employed by a third party during the four (4) year
period.
The candidate must become PC literate by the end of year one of the program,

BENEFITS
Gredit Suisse AG, Massau Branch will pay for the following eosts whilst
the candidate is enrolled as a student at College of The Bahamas:

HOT DOGS
HAMBURGERS
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BOUNCING CASTLE
BALLOON DARTS

Tuition and fees at Callege of The Bahamas [full tuition),
4 Housing Allewance of $1,700.00 (year one), $1,800.00 (year two), ard
$2,000.00 (year three).
4, Transportation Allawance of $1,500.00 (year one), $1,500.00 (year two), and
61,600.00 (year three).
Book Allowance: paid in full each semester.
Allowance for Miscellaneous expenses of 2600.00 per annum (year one) and
$1,500.00 per annum (year hwo and three).
Special Allowance for candidates from the Family Istands $3,000.00 (year one},
33,200.00 (year twa), and 33,500.00 (year three)

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

* Ne consideraton will be gen to the sex, race or religion of the candidate
during the selection process.
* The Bank shall have mo obligaton towards the candidate with regards to

amployment of scholarships at the and of the four (4) year contract period.

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PROGRAM OUTLINE

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

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

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

NOTE: Students who are currently enrolled in
COB are not eligible.



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streak and is also chasing
Bahamian Ken Adderley's
school record of 98 hits in a sea-
son. During the 98 hit season,
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tive game hit streak which
exceeded 30 games.

Whittles currently has hit
safely in 54 games, just four
games shy of Robin Ventura’s
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homa St. in 1987.

He is also four hits shy of
Adderley's hits record with 94
hits. The Panthers begin the
NCAA Regionals, Friday June
4th, against Texas A&M.

The Super Regionals begin
July 11th and the College
World Series, June 19th.

Adderley accomplished the
record setting feat back in a his-
torical 1986 season.

During that year he also set
another still standing Golden
Panther record with 261 at bats.

He also led the team with a
batting average of .375 and in
stolen bases with 30.

Adderley said he is grateful
for his time at the institution
and what he was able to
achieve, but insists he was hap-
py to see the record chase draw
such attention.

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tioned so often and to have a
place in the record books for
so long,” he said, “It was impor-
tant for me to perform well and
have the accomplishments and
records, but we know they are
all made to be broken.”

Should Whittles exceed the
98 hit mark, Adderley said he
would be more than happy to
offer his congratulations.

“T would like to see him
break the record, Whenever I
am in town I try to stop off and
visit the team and the baseball
program and I plan to be there
in the next few weeks, so we
will see how it goes,” he said,
“So if he happens to reach it I
would congratulate him for
doing so and on a great season”

After beginning collegiate
career at Miami Dade-Com-
munity College, Adderley
transferred to FIU, where he
immediately became one of the
team's primary offensive
threats. In his first season at
FIU he lead the team in bat-
ting average with .341 and
stolen bases with 30.

“The attention is great for
the school and great for the
baseball program itself. The
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“When I was there we were
called the Sunblazers and there
were less than 10,000 students,
now as the Golden Panthers
the school has about 30,000 so
you can see how much things
have changed already.”
Adderley's baseball journey
began in New Providence as a
member of the St. Michael's
baseball team prior to his col-
legiate days in the United
States. He was also the start-
ing center fielder for the first
Junior National Team fielded
by the Bahamas Baseball Asso-
ciation. After his senior season
at FIU, Adderley was the
selected by the Baltimore Ori-
oles in the 10th round of the
Major League Baseball draft as
the 253rd player chosen.
Other noteworthy players
selected in the 1986 Draft
included Gary Sheffield, Kevin
Brown, and Matt Williams.
Following a three year stint
with the organisation in the
minor leagues, Adderley
returned to the Bahamas where
enjoyed a successful local
career. He helped lead Buttons
Formal Wear to four Com-
monwealth Championships in
the Nassau Baseball League.
Today, Adderley is a full-
time pastor and founder of
Kenneth Adderley Ministries.
He is also a coach in the
Junior Baseball League of Nas-
sau’s 9-10 Division and a
National Team Head Coach for
the same age group.

Mm TRACK AND FIELD

Hanna and
Thompson earn
All-American
honours

A successful outing for
many Bahamian athletes at
conference championships
last week produced the
first set of All-American
announcements.

Ashley Hanna and Car-
lyle Thompson were each
named All-Americans for
their respective schools
and divisions in collegiate
athletics.

Hanna ran to a third
place finish in the Wom-
en’s 400m in 55.20s at the
NAIA Outdoor National
Track & Field Champi-
onships held at Outdoor
Sports Complex on the
campus of Indiana Wes-
leyan University.

The Florida Memorial
junior also anchored their
4x 100 relay team to a fifth
place finish in 46.92s.

At the NCAA Outdoor
Track and Field Champi-
onships, Thompson made
history for Nova South-
eastern University by

SEE page 13

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Our international athletes should
Showcase their talents at home

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

Fee the first time
this year, the

National Collegiate Athlet-
ic Association
(NCAA) went to its region-
al qualifying round for the
Outdoor Track and Field
Championships next week-
end in Eugene, Oregon.

As aresult of the change
in format, quite a number
of athletes have qualified
to compete.

That should speak well
for the Bahamas Associa-

tion of Athletic Associa- |-
tions (BAAA) as it gears

up or its National Open
Track and Field Champi-
onships over the weekend
of June 26-27 at the
Thomas A. Robinson
Track and Field Stadium.

With more and more ath-
letes advancing to the high-
est level in college, it means
that there are going to be
more athletes coming home
to compete in the nation-
als, which is a mandatory
meet for consideration to
the national team.

It was interesting, how-
ever, to note that this week
the Bahamas Lawn Tennis
Association is holding its
Gatorade National Open
Tenns Tournament at the
National Tennis Center,

STUBBS









OPINION

but the majority of the col-
legiate and pro players are
missing.

While it's the nationals
where you would expect to
see the best players partici-
pate, BLTA president
Stephen Turnquest said
they were not able to
inform all of the players
abroad that they need to
return home to compete,
but they will be making it
mandatory in the future,

I understand that a lot of the athletes
or players are participating overseas
to make their living, but at some point,
they have to consider the fact that the
Bahamian peple woud like to see them

in action.



just as it’s done with track
and field and swimming.

The BLTA hosted a
December Invitational
where some players opted
not to compete for one rea-
son or the other. As a result
of their absence, they were
excluded from making the
Fed Cup team for females.

Now there are a number
of players, both female and
male, who have not made
the trip here to compete in
the Nationals.

The male players are get-
ting ready to represent the
country at Davis Cup and
this would have been a
good opportunity for them
to come home and show
that they are fit to compete.

Hopefully, the BLTA
will make it mandatory in
the future that all of the
international players, espe-
cially those who are eligi-
ble to represent the coun-
try, come home and com-
pete in the nationals.

The nationals is suposed
to be the pinnacle of all
events stated in a particular
sport, so it’s only fitting that

the best players or athletes
participate.

T understand that a lot of
the athletes or players are
participating overseas to
make their living, but at
some point, they have to
consider the fact that the
Bahamian peple woud like
to see them in action.

Loyality

And quite a number of
them are on government
subvention, so they should
show some loyality to the
people who have supported
them.

All nationals, not just
track and field and swim-
ming, should be a showcase
of the "who is who" in that
particular sport as is the
case with the collegiate
national events that they all
compete in when they are
abroad.

So just how they gear up
to compete overseas, they
shuld be just as eager to
come home and compete.

It certainly would have
been nice to see how well

15-year-old Kevin 'KJ'
Major would have done
against some of the other
competitors. Many consider
Major to be a future Davis
Cupper and he played like
a seasoned competitor
when he upset number one
seed Jason Rolle over the
weekend.

Not to take anything
away from the collegian,
but Rolle was the only play-
er of note who came home
and he was given the top
spot. Unfortunately, he
faced a prodity, who was
out to prove that he have
the tools to play at the high
level. Congratulations to
the top junior player in the
country, but don't be sur-
prise if he advances all the
way to the final and even
go on to win the title.

At the same token, I
heard all of the sentiments
that were levied against
Grand Bahamian Simone
Pratt. But a lot of it was
unwarranted as the 14-year-
old can only compete when
the BLTA allow her.

I'm sure that if the BLTA
had afforded her the oppor-
tunity to play in the ladies’
draw, she would have par-
ticipated. It certainly would
have been a good tune up
for her month long trip on
the European tour in July.

So while the Fed Cup
rookie didn't make up the
field, the BLTA will defi-

nitely have to review its
process in how they select
players to perform o the
senior national team, but
not at the open national
level.

If consideration was giv-
en to Major, who is the
junior national champion,
Pratt should have been
included by virtue of mak-
ing the Fed Cup team.

Talking about extending
congratulatons, let me offer
that to all those athletes
who have excelled so far in
their nationals at the
NCAA Division II and
NAIA Championships held
over the weekend and we
look forward to these ath-
letes who have qualified to
compete in the NCAA
Division One Champi-
onships next weekend.

If all those athletes come
home and compete, the
BAAA should not have to
be as concerned about the
BLTA about not having
full representation at the
end of the month at the
Thomas A. Robinson
Track and Field Stadium.

After all, the athletes all
know that it's mandatory
for them to compete in the
nationals, unless they have
been exempted not too. So
let's get ready for what
could turn out to be one of
the most competitive
nationals in quite some
time.





Mm TRACK AND FIELD



Hanna ant Thompson Carl All-American honours

ASHLEY HANNA
earned All-American
Honors for her 3rd
place finish in the 400
metresat the 2010







NAIA Outdoor National
Track & Field Champi-
onships held at Out-
door Sports Complex
onthe campus of
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versity , Hanna rana
time of 55.20 inthe
400 metre. Ashley
Hanna is a former run-
ner from C.R Walker Sr
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attend Florida Memori-
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NASSAU YACHT CLUB: SUMMER SAILING PROGRAM



Training the

next generation pox

of local sailors

By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

As its youth development
programme continues to
grow, the Bahamas Sailing
Association will train and
cultivate a generation of
new sailors with its highly
anticipated summer camp.

The Bahamas Sailing
Association will host the
fifth edition of its Summer
Sailing Program at the Nas-
sau Yacht Club targeting
beginners to the sport.

The programme will fea-
ture four two-week sessions,
the first of which begins
June 21st and culminates
August 13th.

Open to anyone interest-
ed in learning how to sail or
interested in competitive
sailing between the ages of
8-15, the programme has
featured boys and girls from
both public and private
schools throughout the
country, many of whom
have gone on to represent
the Bahamas at the interna-
tional level.

The opening sessions dur-
ing the first four weeks will
be geared towards beginners
while the final two sessions
will be a cross section of
beginners, intermediate and
more advanced sailors.

The programme will run
each day from 8:30am to
3:30pm at the NYC.

The fourth summer sail-
ing camp, in 2009, attracted

“It is really the
cornerstone of
our develop-
ment program.
For the younger
sailors we hope
to take that
interest and
help it grow and
hopefully give
them the knowl-
edge they need
to continue in
the sport.”



Maria Aaboe

76 students from 28 different
schools. Sailing camps were
also held in Harbour Island
and Long Island where
another 40 students were
able to take advantage of
the programme.

Importance

Maria Aaboe, the pro-
gramme’s lead instructor,
underscored the importance
of the event to the BSA’s
Development Program.

“It is really the corner-
stone of our development
program,” she said.

“For the younger sailors
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LOCAL NEWS

CA NEWS eC
Oil disaster management plan to be presented

FROM page one

(IMO) experts will be presented
to committee chairman, Captain
Patrick O’Neil and National
Emergency Management
Agency (NEMA) director Cap-
tain Stephen Russell today and
passed on to Environment Min-
ister Earl Deveaux.

The multi-agency committee
will also meet with the IMO and
the United States National
Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) today
as Florida braced for an oil
sheen containing thousands of
tar balls, heavy globs of decayed
oil, to reach the white sand
beaches of Pensacola on the west
coast.

However, southern winds pre-
dicted over the next five days
will keep surface oil in the Gulf
and west of Florida, Department
of Meteorology chief climato-
logical officer Michael Stubbs
said.

“The winds are providing a
protective barrier in the mean-
time,” he told The Tribune.

“But the news now indicates
the oil has entered the loop cur-
rent, which feeds directly into
the Gulf Stream and that moves
towards our western shores.

“Ultimately, that is our con-
cern, that it could end up in the
Gulf Stream.

“However right now there is
no need to panic, at least until
Tuesday next week.”

If the wind changes direction
and spreads to the Florida Keys
it will take about a week to then
reach the Bahamas, National Oil
Spill Committee spokesman Eric
Carey said.

“We feel confident that the
weather patterns are still in our
favour,” he said.

“Most of the currents are
pushing it on shore of the Gulf
and keeping it away from the
Bahamas.

“But if it gets into the Florida
Keys it would be an indication
that it would be here in a week
or so, and whatever gets to Flori-
da and the Keys, we will proba-
bly get the same type of materi-
al.”

Oil slicks are not expected but





SUSPENDED OIL found floating in a huge sheen two and a half miles





west southwest of the far west end of Dauphin Island, Ala. Wednesday

June 2, 2010. (AP)

tar balls could drift towards the
western coastlines, Mr Carey
said.

As it will not be possible to
install a 600-mile long boom to
protect the Bahamas’ western
shoreline, the national strategy
will involve booming key areas
and cleaning up affected rocky
shores.

Mr Carey said: “If we can
boom off beaches we will have
to clean up other areas like
rocky shores as much as we
can.”

Meanwhile scientists are col-
lecting evidence of tar-free
shorelines, and having complet-
ed field work in Cay Sal Bank,
the westernmost point of the
Bahamas 145km west of Andros,
they will move on to Bimini and
other western coastlines to doc-
ument baseline samples from
sediment and fish.

Leading marine ecologist Dr
Ethan Freid and marine biolo-
gist Kathleen Sealy will start
training of more than 20 volun-
teers from Andros, Exuma,
Abaco and Grand Bahama at
the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force (RBDF) base in Coral
Harbour on Monday.

The volunteers will then
return home and train others to
help them collect samples from
the islands.

Mr Carey said: “If in the
future the Bahamas is going to
claim to some international liti-
gation process, that the Gulf oil

disaster is responsible for effects
we see on tourism, fisheries
resources, blue holes or other
water resources, then we will
have to prove that these people
were properly trained.

“And as this oil event contin-
ues in the Gulf we need to have
very credible samples.”

Samples will be kept in a US
Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) certified labora-
tory so they may be presented as
evidence in court if the govern-
ment decides to seek compen-
sation for the clean-up costs and
destruction from the spill.

The United States Justice
Department announced on
Tuesday it has launched crimi-
nal and civil probes into the
spill.

Attempts to plug the well with
mud failed over the weekend
and subsequent efforts to cut off
the fractured pipe and seal it hit
a snag when a saw became stuck
in a thick pipe on the sea bed
on Tuesday, prompting a sharp
decline in BP’s shares on the
stock market.

It is now estimated the oil
could remain uncapped for two
months or more as BP is drilling
two relief wells to permanently
plug the leak, but they are not
expected to be completed until
August.

The impact of the spill could
be worsened by the impact of a
cyclone, storm or hurricane in
the Gulf this season which could

Mother boyfriend charged

FROM page one

Police reported yesterday that sometime

around 1.20 am on Monday, May 31, 2010,
they received information that an 18-month-
old toddler was taken to hospital in an unre-
sponsive state, with visible signs of trauma to
the forehead and stomach. The toddler died
shortly before 5am on Monday.

Oliver — a mother of two — and McKenzie,

were not required to enter a plea to the mur-
der charge during their arraignment before
Magistrate Ancella Williams in Court 6, Par-
liament Street. A preliminary inquiry has been
set for October 22.

Oliver and McKenzie were remanded to

Her Majesty’s Prison.

Teacher allegedly paid student for sex

FROM page one

It is unknown at this time if
the Ministry of Education will
be forwarding this male
teacher on to the police for
further investigation.

According to Mr Howard
Newbold the district superin-
tendent for the northwestern
division, the Ministry’s inves-
tigations are continuing. In
fact, he said, as far as he is
aware the teacher was being
interviewed by the Ministry
of Education’s Sexual Com-
plaint Team only last week,
but their report was not ready
at this time.

However, according to the
Director of Education Lionel

Sands, the police were the
first persons involved in the
case. According to Mr Sands,
a “good citizen” was the first
person informed of the
alleged inappropriate conduct
between the teacher and the
student and reported the mat-
ter directly to the police.
Having only been in the
teaching profession since Sep-
tember of last year, Mr Sands
said the teacher in question

quences” of his actions.

“Our attitude is that any
teacher, anyone, who has that
kind of attitude towards stu-
dents should not be in the sys-
tem.

“We are going to allow the
police to carry their investi-
gation further. But that won’t
stop us from insuring that he
is out of the classroom per-
manently,” he said.

hamper efforts to plug the spill
and spread the oil.

Deep waters surrounding Cay
Sal Bank, Abaco and Bimini are
among the most important fish-
ing grounds in the Bahamas and
the extensive creek system on

the west coast of Andros is large-
ly protected by a national park
boundary which the Nature
Conservancy is hoping to extend
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BP estimates the disaster has
so far cost the company approx-
imately $990 million in clean-up
costs since BP’s Deepwater
Horizon rig exploded on April
20 killing 11 workers and col-
lapsing into the Gulf of Mexico.





is not even a trained teacher
but rather simply someone
who had a degree in a specif-
ic area in which the Ministry
was lacking personnel.

With this individual having
already resigned his post, Mr
Sands said that this will have
no affect on the “conse-

Tax hikes ‘won’t go
as high as planned’

FROM page one

changes when he addressed parliament yesterday as it began
debate on the 2010/2011 Budget.

The Prime Minister said the Government’s intent in introducing
the new tax system for vehicles, which sees vehicles taxed based on
engine size rather than value, is not only to enhance revenue, but
ultimately to encourage more Bahamians to purchase smaller,
less “gas guzzling” and more environmentally-friendly vehicles. In
this regard, so-called “hybrid” vehicles only attract a 25 per cent
duty rate.

Nonetheless, Mr Ingraham said he met with car dealers in the
wake of his Budget Communication and some — such as the Friend-
ly Ford dealership — told him that they do not import any cars with
a 2000 cc engine size and therefore the introduction of an 85 per
cent rate on all of their vehicles would have a “devastating affect
on their business and their employment levels.”

Meanwhile, a planned $2 or 50 per cent increase in the amount
of tax paid per gallon of beer manufactured by local beer produc-
ers will now be limited to a $1 increase for the time being, with this
kicking in on October 1st and accounting for an anticipated $6 mil-
lion plus in revenue for the government in the upcoming year.

Commonwealth Brewery, which produces Kalik, and The
Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company which brews Sands,
High Rock and Strong Back, had been shocked to hear of the
major tax increases announced last week and protested.

Mr Ingraham said that a “credible case” was presented and
therefore the Government decided to limit the increases.

However, the Government continues to maintain the differ-
ence in the amount of tax paid on foreign and local beers is “too
high”. A case of Kalik currently attracts $7 in tax while a case of
imported beer, $18.80.

In revealing that the government had backed down on the pro-
posed $2 rise in tax, placing the tax per gallon for Kalik at $5, the
Prime Minister said it remains the government’s “fervent hope”
that a $6 per gallon tax rate can be effected at some point for the
brewery.

Referring also to the Government’s announced plans to bring to
an end the duty-free import concessions enjoyed by many light
manufacturers over the last five years under the Industries Encour-
agement Act, Mr Ingraham said The Bahamas has had “far too
many exemptions from the payment of customs duty for far too
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On May 17, 2010, New
Providence, Bahamas: Cable
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View and Interactive Voice
Response (IVR) products
that will enhance the Cus-
tomers’ opportunity to view
their current account balance
as of the previous night’s
transactions.

These two new features
supplement the existing
online account balance ser-
vice.

Customers are urged to
take advantage of these fea-
tures that are aimed at pro-
viding bill information from
the television, telephone or
Internet.

Initially, Bill View will only
be accessible by customers
with set top boxes.

They can take advantage of
this feature by viewing their
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VITAMALLT offered an incentive to the schools to
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A. F. Adderley brought 367 students and 13
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The teacher who organised this feat, Mrs.
Paula Knowles also received a case of Vitamalt.

mary of their account entries,
that is, movies purchased,
opening balance, ending bal-
ance, and more.

On the other hand, the IVR
feature can be used by cus-
tomers with or without a set
top box.

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tomers to obtain current
account balance information
over the telephone using a
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IVR menu for a series of
responses using the touch
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SECTION B « business@tribunemedia.net

Manufacturers: 10%
‘hell of a lot better’

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham yesterday suggested
that fears of a 45 per cent duty
rate being imposed on Bahami-
an companies graduating from
the Industries Encouragement
Act were unfounded and a
‘false alarm’, with one manu-
facturer telling Tribune Busi-
ness that the 10 per cent rate
they now faced was “a hell of a
lot better”.

Addressing the House of
Assembly yesterday, the Prime
Minister said “it was never
intended to do what was
alleged” in respect to manufac-
turers’ fears that they would
automatically be graduated
from a ‘0 per cent to 45 per
cent’ import duty rate, adding
that comments made by players
in the sector had left him
“dumbfounded and flabber-
gasted”.

He added that Bahamian
manufacturers appeared to be
“under the impression the Gov-
ernment will impose a 45 per
cent duty rate”, something that
was incorrect.

The Prime Minister’s account
was effectively backed by Alec
Knowles, a principal in KLG
Investments, owner of the
Aquapure bottled water com-
pany, who told Tribune Busi-
ness that the 10 per cent import
duty rate now being imposed
on the firm’s raw
materials/equipment imports

* PM says Industries
Encouragement Act
‘false alarm’, as 45%
rate ‘never intended’

* Aquapure owner says
actual rate a 3% net
increase, and believes
company can cope

* PM to assess graduated
firms’ request for duty-
free incentives on
‘case-by-case basis’ if
making big investment

* Case of whether incentives
start from date of
award or operations
yet to be decided

had left it with a net 3 per cent
increase over what it had been
paying two years ago.

Mr Knowles pointed out that
the Ingraham administration
had last year eliminated the 7
per cent Stamp Duty that all
Industries Encouragement Act
firms had been paying on their
imported raw materials, hence
the net 3 per cent increase from
the new 10 per cent import duty
rate.

“We're 3 per cent higher
than what we were two years

SEE page 12B

‘One-year NIB holiday’
urged for small firms

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

GIVING small Bahamian-
owned businesses a “one-year
holiday” on their share of
National Insurance Board
(NIB) contributions and some
level of import duty exemptions
would have benefited the sector
more than the two-year Busi-
ness Licence fee exemption, a
leading consultant said yester-
day.

With the economy not
expected to pull out of reces-
sion until mid-2011, Mark
Turnquest, of Mark Turnquest
Consulting, said the two-year
Business Licence fee holiday
that the Government had grant-
ed to small businesses with a
per annum turnover of $250,000
or less would save these com-
panies $250 a year “at most”.

Instead, Mr Turnquest sug-
gested that the Government
exempt small Bahamian-owned
businesses from their 5.9 per
cent share of NIB contributions
for one year, plus also give
them a concession on import
duties that was directly tied to
the amount of goods they
brought into the Bahamas.

“My recommendation is to
have a holiday of 5.9 per cent
for one year,” Mr Turnquest
said of NIB contributions, pro-
vided companies were up to
date with their current pay-
ments.

* Business advisor says two-
year Business Licence fee
exemption ‘not enough’ to
stimulate small companies,
calling for break on
employer NIB contributions
and Customs duty exemption
based on import levels

* Says economic recovery will
not start until June 2011,
and expresses concern for
small Family Island resorts

* Blames banks ‘150%’ for
problems on capital access

“That would have been more
significant than the two-year
Business Licence Act exemp-
tion. And there should be a
$5,000 Customs duty exemp-
tion if the business brings in a
certain level of imports. All
businesses should have some
type of concession in a dollar
amount of they bring in ‘x’
amount of goods.

“It would have been more
productive if they had given
concessions on duty and con-
cessions on NIB contributions
for one year, just to get us out
of this flat economy. The Busi-
ness Licence fee holiday is just
minor. It will not significantly

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leading

Bahamian car

dealership

yesterday

told Tribune
Business that preliminary indi-
cations were it would have to
increase consumer prices by
an overall average of 11 per-
centage points, adding that the
sector would be “lucky” to
match 2009 sales figures
despite the Government
tweaking its 2010-2011 Bud-
get tax increases.

Rick Lowe, operations
manager at Nassau Motor
Company (NMC), the Hon-
da, Chevrolet and Cadillac
dealer, said that while he was
“erateful” to Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham for listen-
ing to the industry’s concerns,
and the minor amendments
announced were “‘a help”, his
company would have to now
“crunch the numbers” and
work with its suppliers to see
how it could adjust its busi-
ness model.

“We haven’t finished work-
ing on the numbers, but it still
looks overall that there will
be an 11 percentage point
increase,” Mr Lowe said of



Tribune Business Editor

Dealer: 11% price
rise On new Cars

* Industry ‘lucky’ to match 2009 sales levels
despite Budget tax structure tweaking

* PM acknowledged one cent per gallon fuel tax
rise would generate extra $780k for government

* New car dealers say 1,776 unit sales in 2009
dwarfed by 10,000-12,000 used Jap car
imports, a trend only set to intensify

* Scepticism on whether government will
achieve revenue/fuel efficiency aims,
as no incentive for consumers

the likely impact on its con-
sumer prices. “Duty is going
up, but we’ve not worked out
the net effect on overall
prices.

“There’s still going to be
significant price rises, which
will impact the industry. The
industry should not be impact-
ed as significantly, but it will
still be impacted. I think we’ll
be lucky to keep sales levels at
2009 numbers. The country’s
in a deep hole, so how do we
get out of it?”

The Government had orig-
inally planned to consolidate
the Excise Tax regime down
to two rates, 65 per cent and
85 per cent, with the appro-

priate rate determined by
engine capacity. All vehicles
with less than 2,000 cc capaci-
ty would have attracted the
lower rate, with the higher
one applied to all others.
Following representations
made by the Bahamas Motor
Dealers Association
(BMDA), Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham told the
House of Assembly that the
Government had amended its
plans slightly, introducing a
75 per cent rate for vehicles
with engine capacity between
2,000-2,500 cc - a move he said
would aid some Honda, Maz-

SEE page 11B





Customs facing ‘massive reform’

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Govern-
ment is planning
a “massive
reform” of the
Customs
Department that
includes moving
to the electronic
clearance of
imports, Prime
Minister Hubert
Ingraham told Tribune Busi-
ness, pledging that progress was
being made in cracking down
on tax evasion facilitated by
false invoices and dummy Flori-
da-based companies.

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INGRAHAM

* PM pledges electronic clearance of goods to start
‘in matter of months’ in time for Arawak Cay port,
removing ‘headaches and bureaucracy’ for firms

* Warns business that ‘things are changing’ at
Customs, with increasing numbers of companies
placed before courts and fined

* Dummy Florida firms ‘identified’ as progress
made in crack down on phoney invoice industry

this newspaper, the Prime Min-
ister said the Government
expected Customs to have its
new automated, electronic
clearance procedures ‘“‘opera-
tional in a matter of months”, in
time for when the new $65 mil-
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Manufacturer
bracing for
$200k cost

hase increase

Says increase pales against
$1m rise at 45%, which
would have forced firm and
others out of business,
with major job losses

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

A BAHAMIAN manufac-
turer yesterday told Tribune
Business that its operating costs
will still increase by $200,000
per year under the new 10 per
cent duty rate for graduating
Industries Encouragement Act
firms, although this paled in
comparison to the additional
$1 million raw material costs at
a 45 per cent rate.

Glen Rogers, one of Bapak’s
owners, told Tribune Business
that the 10 per cent rate
increased its yearly expenditure
by $200,000, adding that it will
affect the company’s pricing
structure as the new tariff is
implemented.

“It’s going to be a little bit
difficult,” said Mr Rogers.

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book, from first draft to struc-
tural edit, to copy edit, to first
pages, to cover design. Never-
theless, the average person
spends eight seconds looking
at the front cover and 15 sec-
onds on the back. It is a fact
that, if potential buyers don’t
like the cover, they won’t look
any closer at the book.

First sign of attraction:

There are specific points to a
cover which seem to attract the
most attention. The title, size
and clarity of the text, the
colours and the size of the book
are among the top four. Addi-
tionally, ensure your title not
only represents the book’s con-
tents, but is understandable to
the potential buyer.

The colour red seems to
attract the most attention, but
since red is also the colour most
commonly associated with dan-
ger, depending on your title and
subject matter, red may not be
appropriate for your book. The
size of the book is not so rele-
vant as long as the colours are
good and the title is the appro-
priate size for the book’s cover.

Children’s books may large-
ly be the exception to ‘size mat-
ters’, as children prefer larger
book covers with many, many
colours. Take a trip to the
library and pick out several
books of different sizes and
colours. If you lay them all out
together and stand back six or
eight feet, you will notice which
sizes and colours attract your
attention best. Your book’s title
should be easily readable from
at least six feet away. For exam-
ple, imagine two books with
similar titles and exactly the
same information. One has a
basic cover while the other has
a fantastic cover with profes-
sional graphics. Which would
you purchase? Obviously the
latter. Ever wondered why,
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walk right up to a pair of shoes
and pick it up? It’s because this
pair stood out among the thou-
sands of others.

Cover design cost: Generally,
an average of 13 hours could
be spent designing a book cov-
er. The cost of a professionally
designed cover can be as low
as $500 and as much as $3,500
or more, depending on the
demand.

I think by now we realise that
the rule of attraction not only
applies to the judging of book
covers but to everything else
that surrounds us, as physical
appearance is the first indica-
tion of interest and curiosity.
Ever wondered why women sit
patiently for hours in a beauty
salon, and pay large amounts
to obtain beauty enhancement,
sometimes experiencing pain?
Well, it’s all about the exterior
cover. The aim is to stand out
among the competition as a
mediocre appearance is not
enough, and society will have
it no other way. Simply put,
just like human beings, books
compete and battle on the
shelves immediately after they
are published for viewing.

The back cover: Since 15 sec-
onds is spent looking at the
back cover, you need to be sure
it is outlined properly as well
to complement the front. Actu-
ally, the back cover is equally as
important as the front, because
potential buyers want to know
how the book will solve their
issues or entertain them. If all
their questions are answered
effectively, they will then briefly
scroll through the book and
perhaps contemplate a sale.

For non-fiction books, your
back cover description should
start by asking a question about
the book subject, or address the
problem that the book was
written to resolve.

For instance, a book about
stress relief might start with:
“Do you often feel stressed?”,
followed by explaining briefly
how your book will solve their
problem. In other words, ask
yourself: “How will my book
benefit the reader?” Give the
reader a reason to choose
YOUR book instead of anoth-
er.

For a fiction book, your back
cover should lure the reader
into wanting more, or be an
intriguing lead into what lies
ahead. Just know that like cov-
ers, testimonials sell books. You
should have relevant testimo-
nials from professionals on the
back cover. If you have written
a medical journal, your testi-
monials should be written by
medical professionals and not a
colleague of yours with a doc-
torate degree in theology.

You may include your bio on
the back cover or inside the
jacket cover. People like to see
a photo of the author as well, so
they can relate to a face. In
your bio, state why you are
qualified to write the book and
why you wrote it.

Tips: Always take your time
to present a well-formatted and
attractive book cover, and you
will see positive results when
your book is released. In real
world situations, books with
flawed or sub-standard covers
are simply outnumbered by
books with dazzling ones. So
there is no compelling necessi-
ty to spend time and resources

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Commercial

bank fees to
hit $15.15m

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

THE GOVERNMENT has
increased commercial bank fees
by $1.2 million on the high end
and $150,000 on the low end,
raising the total amount it will
get from the sector by $5 mil-
lion - from just over $10 mil-
lion to $15.15 million - in its
2010/2011 Budget.

Both ScotiaBank and First-
Caribbean International Bank
(Bahamas) have seen imposed
on them the highest increase of
the eight retail banks, now pay-
ing $3.75 million each in fees,

Scotiabank and FirstCaribbean to
pay highest fees of $3.75m each, with
Royal Bank paying $2.4m and Fidelity
$600,000 - equal to 50% of its income

up $1.2 million from the 2009-
2010 Budget year.

Royal Bank of Canada saw
an increase of $800,000 to $2.4
million, while Commonwealth
Bank saw a $600,000 increase.

The Finance Corporation of
the Bahamas and Bank of the
Bahamas both saw increases of

$400,000 while Fidelity received
a $200,000 increase and
Citibank a $150,000 increase.

It was the Government’s
intention to increase its revenue
from retail bank fees by 50 per
cent through differential
increases at each banking insti-
tution.

Manufacturer bracing for
$200k cost base increase

FROM page 1B

“Everyone will have to chip in
and try to do what they can.”

He said Bapak will be able
to survive the changed tariff
rate for imported materials,
whereas he initially considered
the company folding under a
rate originally thought to be as
high as 45 per cent.

Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham said in his addresd
to Parliament yesterday that
during good times, industry can
enjoy certain concessions and
tax holidays. Now, as the econ-
omy is recovering, the Govern-
ment is seeking to quickly
shrink a recurrent deficit of



$259 million.

Mr Rogers said, however,
that had the Government gone
ahead with an extravacant tariff
“we probably all would have
had to close”.

He added that more than
15,000 people could have
immediately been negatively
impacted if the tariff increase
was as much as 45 per cent.

Employed

“There are a lot of people
employed in manufacturing,”
he said. “Even you guys don’t
know what the impact would
have been. It is big business.”

And even as the manufac-
turers become increasingly

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bogged down with taxes, Mr
Rogers said imported goods
that compete with theirs will
become more of a concern.

He said because US manu-
facturers still produce on a larg-
er scale, their products are
cheaper and readily available.

According to him, even a
commodity like water, which
Bapak also produces and bot-
tles, is extremely competitive
between the local and import
markets.

“You can go into one of the
Sams Clubs and buy a case for
$4 ,” said Mr Rogers. “It’s still
not easy to compete.”

Bapak plans to begin pro-
ducing five gallon bottles of
water by July.

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FROM page 1B

involved with these processes.

“We’re doing a massive study
and reform exercise for Cus-
toms,” the Prime Minister told
Tribune Business. “We expect
it will be operational in a matter
of months, certainly in time for
the opening of the new port at
Arawak Cay, so that we get rid
of many of the headaches and
cumbersome processes that
businesses have to go through,
the many forms, so we have
electronic clearance of goods,
reducing time and costs.”

Glenn Gomez, Customs
Comptroller, had previously
told Tribune Business that the
Department was planning to
initiate an automated process
“within a month”, which will
allow brokers and frequent
importers access to its comput-
er system to input goods and
duty amounts.

Meanwhile, Mr Ingraham
said Customs was becoming
increasingly effective on the
enforcement front, cracking

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down on smuggling/duty eva-
sion and placing numerous
businesspersons before Cus-
toms court.

Tribune Business had point-
ed out to the Prime Minister
that the Government would
never collect the full amount
of revenue due to it unless it
was able to combat two issues
largely outside its control - the
phoney/under-invoicing indus-
try that has grown up among
Florida exporters, and the use
by many Bahamas-based com-
panies of dummy Florida cor-
porations and overseas bank
accounts to evade paying the
full amount of import
duties/Excise Tax due.

Many Florida exporters have
become accustomed to operat-
ing two sets of books, with one
involving under-invoicing their
Bahamian and Caribbean
clients for goods and equipment
exported to them, in a bid to
help them evade the full
amount of duty due.

And numerous Bahamians
companies have set up their
own Florida corporations,
sources with knowledge of the
situation have told Tribune
Business in the past, purchasing
all their necessary imports
through them. Effectively, there
are invoicing themselves, and
hence have the opportunity to
show purchase prices much less
than what they are paying, facil-
itating duty evasion.

In response, the Prime Min-
ister told Tribune Business:
“We have had good co-opera-
tion from the Florida authori-
ties, and a number of busi-
nesspersons have discovered
that things are changing at Cus-
toms.

“A number of businesses
have found themselves in Cus-
toms court, fined and required
to pay extra duties. We are not
there yet, but we are making
progress, and I’m happy with
the progress so far.”

Mr Ingraham told Tribune
Business that provisions in the
Bahamas’ Tax Information
Exchange Agreement (TIEA)

with the US, signed back in
2002, “requires us to get co-
operation” from federal and
state authorities when it comes
to enforcement of the
Bahamas’ own tax laws.

As for the use of dummy cor-
porations as mechanisms to
evade import duties due to the
Bahamian government, the
Prime Minister said several of
these entities had now been
identified by Customs.

“Some of them have been
discovered,” Mr Ingraham told
Tribune Business. “One of the
businesses here in the Bahamas
has taken steps and identified
some of the businesses in Flori-
da” that are used by Bahamian
companies.

The Prime Minister said the
Bahamian firm had taken this
step because it was tired of its
rivals evading import duties
through using these companies,
thereby lowering their cost
bases in comparison to its own
and making the tax-paying firm
uncompetitive.

Stamping out tax evasion on
such a massive, multi-million
dollar scale, will be critical to
Prime Minister Ingraham’s
2010-2011 fiscal plans, since he
is relying on $100 million in
new taxes, and an almost-$200
million revenue increase, to
plug the Government’s fiscal
deficit largely by itself.

Telling Parliament yesterday
that he informed a beer manu-
facturer that Customs would be
using its full audit and confis-
cation powers to deal with any
business found to be evading
duties, the Prime Minister said:
“The Customs Management
Act grants Customs more pow-
er than the police have got.

“It gives Customs the full
authority to go in search of the
revenue of the Bahamas.” The
Prime Minister said he was pin-
ning his hopes for achieving his
revenue targets on the Customs
greater enforcement and col-
lection ability, seeking “a sig-
nificant reduction in smuggling
and evasion of the payment of
legitimate Customs duties”.

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the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
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impact anything.”

Mr Turnquest also expressed
concern about the impact the
rise in hotel room tax, from 6
per cent to 10 per cent (a two-
thirds increase in percentage
terms), would have on small,
Bahamian-owned resorts in the
Family Islands. “That’s a major
barrier to growth and develop-
ment next year,” he warned.

Mr Turnquest was another
to question whether the 2010-
2011 Budget had managed to
strike the right balance between

increased taxation, necessary
to tackle the Government’s
deficit and debt problems, and
providing incentives for the pri-
vate sector to get the economy
back into growth.

“People will stop buying
things, and we will have a slow-
er recovery,” Mr Turnquest
warned. “The only way to get
out of a recession is to buy and
sell more, and we need incen-
tives for people to buy.

“T foresee we won’t have
economic recovery until next
year June. It will not be until
June 2011 that we see outward
signs of growth. Right now, this

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JELISA DWAYNIQUE HALL
of MARTIN HILL, GRAND BAHAMA, 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 29th day of MAY, 2010 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

is another down year for us.
The Budget will just slow the
economy, but there’s no plans
to stimulate it in any way. The
$250 Business Licence fee hol-
iday will not do it.”

Nor did the Budget address
the long-standing access to cap-
ital issue for small businesses,
Mr Turnquest said, who added
that he “blames the banks 150
per cent for not being aggres-
sive and unwilling to work with
the Government to develop
some type of structure” for
SME lending.

As for the Government’s
allocation of $10 million in the
Budget to consolidate the sub-
sidies given to the Bahamas
Development Bank, Bahamas
Agricultural and Industrial Cor-
poration (BAIC), and the ven-
ture capital fund, plus another
$1 million to develop a small
and medium-sized enterprises

INSIGHT

support framework, Mr Turn-
quest said this was “the least”
that could be done.

“That was the most impor-
tant announcement in the Bud-
get in reference to small busi-
nesses, trying to at least create
an atmosphere for some type
of improvement,” Mr Turn-
quest told Tribune Business.

“From my point of view,
that’s the least that could have
been done. Hopefully, BAIC
and the venture capital fund
will synergise their efforts to
better utilise resources.

“What must happen now is
that, with BDB, they be proac-
tive in utilising that $10 million.
It’s not much, but the manage-
ment teams have got to become
leaders and maximise the mon-
ey given, particularly to the
business support system. I hope
the Small Business Develop-
ment Act is not put on the shelf
and put behind these tax
increases.

“What small businesses need
is to reform the whole system,
and there’s been slow progress,
unfortunately, in reference to
identifying how the small busi-
ness sector is going to survive

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during the recession. There has
not been a formal plan. The
Government is moving too
slowly in reference to identify-
ing the structure of it, and now
needs to be proactive and do
what it’s supposed to do.”

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, PO. Box
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

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.

Landscaping Maintenance Services

Nassau Airport Development Gompany (MAD) imes
landers for provieion of Landscaping Maintenance
Services. 4 Lynden Pinding Inlemabanal Airport

Mandatory qualifications:

-Proponents musi be 100% Bahamian-cayned a
operator

“iad hawe a current business license

vies! demonstrate the ability to tufil the requirements
setoutin MAD's ofical Request lor Proposal

ial be commited lo proving acceler serine

Roundtrip Airfares

Nassau - Congo Town $99.99
Nassau-Fresh Greek $89 i gG

Plus a free rental car forall of our Gold card
ticket holders.

RFP documents wil be awailable for pick up al MAD's
aniporalé fices in the Domesiclinteimaional Terminal al
Landen Finding Inlemalianal Ainporl between the hours of
1:00am - 4:00pm, fom June ist, 2040 to
June 9, 2010

[leading for proposal submissions is Jume 25th, 2010
at 3:00pm

Restrictions Apply

Gontack VANDETTA MOORSHEAD:
Superior, Contracts Adminatration

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PO. Bo APS) Maegay, Bahan

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IN THE SUPREME COURT

BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:
TUESDAY, 1 JUNE 2010
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,554.71 | CHG -0.05 | %CHG 0.00 | YTD -10.67| YTD % -0.68
FINDEX: CLOSE 000.00 | YTD 00.00% | 2009 -12.31%

WWW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE:242-323-2330 | FACSIMILE: 242-323-2320

52wk-Low Daily Vol. EPS $ Div $
1.00 0.00 0.250
9.67 0.00 0.050
5.20 0.00 0.598
0.33 0.00 -0.877
3.15 0.00 0.168
2.14 0.00 0.055
9.62 0.00 1.408
2.56 0.00 0.249
5.00 0.00 0.460
2.21 -0.05 0.111
1.45 0.00 0.627
5.94 0.00 -0.003
8.75 0.00 0.168
9.50 0.00 0.678
3.75 0.00 0.366
1.00 0.00 0.000
0.27 0.00 0.035
5.00 0.00 0.407
9.95 J. S. Johnson 9.95 9.95 0.00 0.952
10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 0.156
BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES - (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing b ases)
Security Symbol Last Sale Change Daily Vol.
Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) + FBB17 100.00 0.00 7%
Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) + FBB22 100.00 0.00 Prime + 1.75%
Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + FBB13 100.00 0.00 7%
Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) + FBB15 100.00 0.00 Prime + 1.75%
RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)
52wk -Low Symbol Bid & Ask & Last Price Daily Val.
7.92 Bahamas Supermarkets 10.06 11.06 14.00
6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 2.00 6.25 4.00
0.40 RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0.55
CFAL Securities Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)
30.13 31.59 29.00
0.45 0.55 0.55
BISX Listed Mutual Funds
NAV YTD% Last 12 Months %
1.4674 1.99 6.66
2.9020 0.52 -0.11
1.5327 1.70 4.77
3.0368 2.57 -4.99
13.5654 1.48 5.47
107.5706 3.45 6.99
105.7706 3.99 13.50
1.1080 1.67 5.26
1.0615 -0.61 2.84
1.1050 1.31 5.01
9.4839 1.52 7.41

BETWEEN
BANK OF THE BAHAMAS LIMITED

Securit y Plaintiff
AML Foods Limited
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark

Bahamas Waste

Fidelity Bank

Cable Bahamas

Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank (S1)
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard

Finco

FirstCaribbean Bank
Focol (S)

Focol Class B Preference
Freeport Concrete

ICD Utilities

Previous Close Today's Close
1.05 1.05
10.63 10.63
5.20 5.20
0.33 0.33
3.15 3.15
2.17 2.17
12.00 12.00
2.56 2.56
6.99 6.99
2.40 2.35
2.50 2.50
6.07 6.07
9.00 9.00
9.85 9.85
4.58 4.58
1.00 1.00
0.27 0.27
5.59 5.59

Change
AND

ATLANTIS MARBLE (BAHAMAS) LIMITED

First Defendant

AND
BERKLEY EVANS

Second Defendant
AND
MIKE P. ROUSSOS

Third Defendant
52wk-Low
1000.00
1000.00
1000.00
1000.00

Interest Maturity

19 October 2017

19 October 2022
30 May 2013

29 May 2015

NOTICE OF ADJOURNED HEARING

TAKE NOTICE that the Summons filed on the
25" day of January, A.D., 2010 and set down to be heard
on Thursday the 29* day of April, A.D., 2010 at 10:00
o'clock in the morning will now be heard before a Deputy
Registrar, Tabitha Cumberbatch, of the Supreme Court,
Ansbacher Building, Bank Lane, Nassau, The Bahamas
on the Tuesday the 29'" day of June, A.D., 2010 at 10:00
o'clock in the morning.

EPS $
-2.945
0.000
0.001

DivS P/E
0.000 N/M
0.480 N/M
0.000 256.6

29.00 ABDAB
0.40 RND Holdings

4.540
0.002

0.000
0.000

9.03
261.90 0.00%
52wk-Low

1.3758
2.8266
1.4630

NAV 3MTH
1.446000
2.886947
1.514105

NAV 6MTH
1.419947
2.830013
1.501641

NAV Date
30-Apr-10
30-Apr-10
14-May-10
31-Mar-10
31-Mar-10
31-Mar-10
31-Mar-10
10-Apr-10
10-Apr-10
10-Apr-10
31-Mar-10

Fund Name
CFAL Bond Fund
CFAL MSI Preferred Fund
CFAL Money Market Fund
2.9343 Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
12.6816 Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund
100.5448 CFAL Global Bond Fund
93.1998 CFAL Global Equity Fund
1.0000 FG Financial Preferred Income Fund
1.0000 FG Financial Growth Fund
1.0000 FG Financial Diversified Fund
9.1005 Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund
Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 1
Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund
Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 2

Royal Fidelity Int'l Fund - Equities Sub Fund

Dated this 29* day of April, A.D., 2010

REGISTRAR

103.987340
101.725415

103.095570
99.417680
This Notice was taken out by Messrs. Gibson, Rigby & Co.,
Chambers, KI-Malex House, Dowdeswell Street, Nassau, The
Bahamas, Attorneys for the Plaintiff.

10.0000 10.6709 -0.93 12.33 31-Mar-10
7.9664 3.23
MARKET TERMS
YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
Ask § - Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price
Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week
EPS $ - A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value
N/M - Not Meaningful
FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

4.8105 58.37 31-Mar-10
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00

S2wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks

52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks

Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day

Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

DIV § - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months

P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings

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