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TURNQUEST
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‘Reporter
pturnquest@
tribunemedia.net

ACTING. Prime
Minister and Minister
of Foreign’ Affairs
Brent Symonette has
ordered all illegal
immigrants residing in
the Bahamas to volun-
tarily leave the coun-
try ... or face immedi-
ate repatriation.

Acknowledging that there
has been a noticeable increase
.in the number of Haitian
migrants attempting to gain
entry illegally into the Bahamas
over the past six months and, in
particular, during the last two
weeks, Mr Symonette said he
wants these persons to know

that if they are caught, they will |

be sent “straight back.”
“We want those persons who

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have sent back a sig-
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sons and that. number
as you are well aware
has increased.
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who. have only made it
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are thinking of coming here to
find a better way of life to

please rethink that. Now for .

those who are here who have

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NYGARD Cay, the private home of Canadian fashion designer
? Nygard Cay” and “push (Peter) Nygard out of The Bahamas,”

Peter Nygard, is advertised as a “private luxury resort” with no hotel
licence, according to government officials

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LABOUR issues at the
Department of Environmental
Health Service are being
blamed for the continuing dis-
cord over waste collection in
Nassau, it was revealed yester-
day.

In response to concems pub-

_ lished in The Tribune last week,
Environment Minister Earl
Deveaux: attributed the prob-
lems experienced to “supply
chain management, scheduling,
worker productivity, fleet man-

SEE page nine

Changes.
being made
to GB school

leadership .

By AVA TURNQUEST.
Tribune Staff Ri

ff Reporter
aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

THE Ministry of Education is
‘making changes to the face of .
school leadership in Grand

ahama.

Five public schools:on the
island will be receiving new prin-
cipals this academic year, accord-
ing Education Minister Desmond
Bannister.

With three principals to be
‘transferred and two vice-princi- —
pals promoted, Mr Bannister -

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HARBOUR [Island residents
are set to demonstrate this morn-
ing in front of the Bahamas Elec-
tricity Corporation’s office after

* suffering for a week with “some 30:
hours of blackouts”, chief coun-
sellor on the island Darrel Johnson
said.

Protesting the constant power
outages: that have plagued the

4]. island, Mr Johnson said that after

|... Wednesday’s 16-hour blackout the
community decided that enougti,

SEE page 15

"Claims that ‘forces trying to push’

Peter Nygard out of the Bahamas

: By NOELLE NICOLLS
? Tribune Staff Reporter
: nnicolls@tribunemedia. net

FORCES with an “underhanded agenda” are trying to “discredit

: according to an official spokesperson for the Canadian fashion mogul.

“The facts are ‘that Nygard Cay has obtained all required per-
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PAGE 2, MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010

THE TRIBUNE



A SHOWDOWN is expect-
ed to take place tonight at
Cleveland Eneas Primary
School, when the PLP’s
Kennedy constituency office
seeks to ratify the candidate
they would wish to have to rep-
resent them in the next gener-
al election.

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to address the constituency
branch when it meets at 7.30pm
and state their case as to why
they are best suited to be the
areas next Member of Parlia-
ment.

While it is rumoured that Mr
Ryan may emerge from the
contest as the probable winner
of the evening as he is alleged
to be “well liked” by the
branch, a source close to the
matter said Mr Smith will not
be “going with out a fight”.

Share your news

The Tribune wants to hear

from people who are
making news in their

you are raising funds for a

good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
award.

If so, call us on 322-1986
and share your story.

LOCAL NEWS

Front-runners for the PLP Kennedy
candidacy ‘ set to address party branch’

Although this “ratification”
by the branch can only be
viewed as a primary victory for
any one of the political
prospects, it could go a long
way in helping the victor when
they meet with the PLP’s Can-
didate’s Committee who, at the
end of the day, has the final
word.

Initially it was also reported
that the PLP’s treasurer Craig
Butler had displayed an inter-
est in the seat but was over-
looked when Mr Smith
emerged as a possible con-
tender.

Since then, Mr Smith’s prob-
able nomination has come
under fire in recent weeks as
political pundits speculate that
his emergence on the political

scene could have more to do
with cementing the position of
other “would-be leaders” with-
in the party than his own actu-
al nomination.

Naturally this has raised
fears in some quarters among
the party that there could be a
challenge to Perry Christie’s
leadership prior to the 2012
general election.

Having emerged victorious
from a challenge to his leader-
ship at the party’s last national
convention, senior PLPs have
stressed that the PLP cannot
afford to revert to a repeat per-
formance of that time - as Mr
Christie’s focus should now be
placed firmly on defeating the
FNM in 2012.

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i ? mits; has worked within the
i Bahamas building system

i i of every government depart- §
? ment,”
i erty manager at Nygard Cay.

? of Mr Nygard was ready to
? employ more than 200 Bahami-
i ans, and invest between $50 and
: $70 million in the Bahamian |
? economy, “as soon as it gets its
i? promised lease and permits from | F
i the government.”

: Claims that ‘forces trying to puis ee wa

FROM page one

i throughout 20 years of con-
? struction with the full blessing |

said Eric Gibson, prop-

He said the private residence



In a telephone conversation Mr Gibson confirmed that Nygard

Cay has no hotel licence, because the facility is “not in fact a hotel
? and has never purported to be one.”

“Out of 20 years of operation, Nygard Cay was rented seven

i times as a private residence (a practice that is common in the
? Lyford Cay Community): two times as the wedding reception to
i Lyford Cay residents; it has hosted many church groups, charity dri-
i ves, underprivileged children outings and been the venue and the
? centrepiece for countless community service drives such as Ocean
? Watch, to preserve the waters and corals of (the) Bahamas; and ath-
i letic fund raising, such as getting the Golden Girls into the 2000
? Olympics, to name a few,”

said Mr Gibson.
“Nygard Cay has a private residence permit and has always and

? is continuing to operating under residency permit,” he said.

The government has recently accused Mr Nygard of “unautho-

rised” expansions of his property over the seabed at Simms Point,
: Lyford Cay, where his property is located. This is now being inves-
; tigated.

Last month, the Office of the Prime Minister issued a directive

i to Mr Nygard to remove structures erected on the land in question,
? and to reinstate the coastline at Simms Point. All government
i agencies were also advised not to approve any applications for
? construction on the land in question.

Since a fire destroyed much of the property last year, efforts have

? been made to restore the facility. Last month, Mr Nygard expressed
i “frustration” about waiting for various government approvals to
i proceed with his plans to rebuild. He estimated the fire caused “$50
? million worth of investment.”

At the time, it was revealed that expansion plans included a

suspended cable bedroom that lowers into the ocean, a dolphin
: interaction attraction, and a programme allowing guests to visit the
i? property’s $2 million shark tank.

FROM page one Earl Deveaux

i licensed as a commercial prop-
: erty,” said Environment Minis-
i ter Earl Deveaux.

“My involvement and know!-

? edge has to do with enforcement
i with every instance. We have
i always asked them to abide by
? the Physical Planning Bill, the
? Conservation of the Physical
? Landscape of the Bahamas Act,

: where they are required to get
? permits to dredge. Most of the
i dredging, except on one instance,
i has been unauthorised,” said Mr
i Deveaux.

“Nygard has relentlessly

? acquired more land from its orig-
i inal boundaries. Compulsory
i demolition is an option. I think
: that process is unfolding. All of
? the government's options will be
i? reviewed by the Attorney Gen-
i eral's office,” he said.

Documents obtained by The

i Tribune indicate Mr Nygard
i acquired his property in 1984 for
? about $1.7 million. The 3.25 acres
? was registered as a single-family
? residential property, according
i to Tribune sources.

Eric Gibson, property man-

? ager at Nygard Cay, confirmed
i that Nygard Cay has a “private
i residence permit and has always
? and is continuing to operating
: under residency permit.”

He said, Nygard Cay has no

hotel licence, because the facility

is “not in fact a hotel and (we)

: have never purported to be one”,
? and that “Nygard Cay is not con-
? ducting commercial activities.”

Today, the Nygard Cay web-

; site advertises the property as a

“private luxury resort” and a
“unique private residence” with

i the facilities of a resort, which
? include: “replicas of Mayan tem-
: ples, private tennis and volley-
i ball courts, beaches, pool, disco
i club, state-of-the-art home the-
: atre, and 20+ themed cabanas
i for (Mr Nygard), his family and
? many celebrity guests who wish
? to get away for a serene sabbat-

? ical.”

A website promoting unusual

i villa and island rentals states:
? “For only $42,000 in 2008 your
? group of celebrities, executives,
? sports moguls or any person cel-
i ebrating a birthday, anniversary,
i seminar, wedding, or vacation
? can have a trip of a lifetime. Spe-
? cial 4-hour dinners are available
i for $300 per additional person
i above 20 people. Special daily
? rentals in 2008 are $42,000 per
i day for the first 20 people and
i each additional person for a full
i day event will be $500.”

Several websites on the Inter-

net contain similar information
? about rental facilities and rates.

? motional websites”

Mr Gibson said these “pro-
are not

i Nygard Cay sanctioned websites.

“Tn fact we have long time ago

i demanded for them to take it
? down, but we believe they have
? ceased business many years ago,”
i he said.

Vincent Vanderpool Wallace,

? Minister of Tourism and Avia-
? tion (MOT), said the govern-
? ment does not promote Nygard
i Cay, because “it is not a licensed
? property.” For the same reason
i? he said, Nygard Cay receives
i none of the benefits of the Hotel
i Encouragement Act, such as
: being promoted by the tourism
i promotions board in the MOT.
i He also said he would be “sur-
i prised” if Nygard Cay had a
? restaurant licence or a night club
i licence.

Nygard Cay is known for its

“extravagant parties.” An exclu-
sive group of Bahamians fre-
quent the property on Sundays
for the popular “pamper party,”
according to a former visitor. For
years, Nygard Cay has played
host to New Year’s Eve parties
for “A-List” celebrities.

“Anyone can wake up tomor-
row and decide they are going
to sell their property to people
they wish to have visit and pay.

“People have bed and break-
fast homes, villas, houses that
they lease every day on the Inter-
net. That is a global phenomena.
You won’t find it being promot-
ed by or assisted by the Ministry
because it is not a licensed prop-
erty,” said Mr Vanderpool Wal-
lace.

Some websites advertise a five
per cent Bahamas tax along with
the per day rental fee for Nygard
Cay. A Nygard Cay spokesper-
sons said this information is con-
tained on websites not sanc-
tioned by Nygard Cay.

A Tribune source in the Min-
istry of Tourism said Nygard Cay
does not pay a hotel room tax
to the government.

It could “very well be a loop-
hole” in the system, why Nygard
Cay is able to promote itself as a
“resort”, when in fact it is not
licensed as a hotel, said the
source.

Since last year, under the
amended Hotel Act, owner
occupied rental homes are regu-
lated by the government. In
order to rent a private home to a
“transient guest in the capacity as
an operator of a hotel”, an appli-
cation has to be made for status
as an “owner occupied rental
home,” said the 771bune source.

The legislation is up for review
by the Bahamas Investment
Authority, and not all of the reg-
ulations apply to owner occu-
pied rental homes; however, at
this time they are required to
pay a hotel guest tax, as are all
hotels, said the source.

Private homes owned by for-
eigners are governed by a tax
structure determined by the Min-
istry of Finance and the Invest-
ment Authority. The permit
issued states whether the prop-
erty is residential, commercial,
owner occupied or regulated by
some other category.

“Those zoned commercial are
given permits with the right to
rent and conduct commercial
activity. Those that are zoned
residential have to convert to
owner occupied to rent their
property. Anyone renting their
property must pay hotel guest
tax,” said the source at the MOT.

“Tf they wish to have owner
occupied status then they have to
go to the Authority, then the
Ministry of Finance to determine
their tax status and then to the
hotel license department. Only
those that have received finance
approval based on their tax status
can be registered.”

Mr Vanderpool Wallace said
the Bahamas government has
always had a “higher concern,”
so the “resort” status of Nygard
Cay has not been on the front
burner. He said the “underlying
problem” is the status of the use
of the land, where Mr Nygard
operates his facility.

The government has accused
Mr Nygard of “unauthorised”
expansion of his property over
the seabed.

There is an investigation under
way.

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LOCAL NEWS



Call for witnesses for

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

FAMILY members of tragic
road accident victim Peter
Knowles are appealing to the
public for help in the upcom-
ing coroner’s inquest.

Mr Knowles was riding a
scooter when he collided with a
dumptruck at the junction of
Prospect Ridge and John F
Kennedy Drive in March last
year. His body was unrecognis-
able due to the extent of the
injuries.

But as Mr Knowles’ family
prepare for the inquest, they
feel a member of the public
may hold vital clues as to what
exactly happened on that fatal
day.

Mr Knowles’ brother, Ange-
lo, said: “I want a witness who
saw the accident from the front
view. The police have a witness
who saw the accident from the
back view. They do not actual-
ly know what happened; they
are just basing it on the one wit-
ness. p

“There were other witness-
es, but they did not stay around

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issued for traffic

infractions

_ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport

Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net_

FREEPORT = About 30
people were arrested for
outstanding warrants and 50
fixed penalties were issued
for traffic infractions as a
result of an island-wide
police operation.

Asst Supt Loretta Mackey
said officers conducted
Operation Dragnet between
2am and llam on Friday.

Officers from various
divisions throughout the
island executed search war-
rants for outstanding appre-
hension issued by the courts
and arrest of persons want-
ed for matters under inves-
tigations by the police.

ASP. Mackey reported
that 19 persons were taken
in for outstanding warrants
of apprehension and 13 for
various other offences.

She also reported that 53
fixed penalty notices were
issued for various traffic
violations.

Mr Mackey said police
are urging persons who
were issued a fixed penalty
notice or a summons for a
traffic offence who did not
pay or appear in Court to
call 350-3168 (Freeport) or
3483444/5 (Eight Mile
Rock).

She said. warrants of
apprehension have been
issued and those persons
can be arrested at anytime.

Ms Mackey said persons
may go the Prosecutions’
Office or Magistrate’s Court
in Freeport or to the Police
Station or Magistrate’s
Court in Eight Mile Rock
from Monday. through Fri-
day.

“We are encouraging the
motoring public to check
their vehicle before driving
to ensure that their head-

lights and rear lamps,

(brake/reverse/signal) are in
good working order,” she
said.

She said there is an $80
fine for persons driving a
vehicle without proper
headlights or rear lights.

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dent,” said Angelo Knowles.
He is advocating the govern-
ment to make it mandatory for
all trucks to be equipped with
mirrors to eliminate blindspots.
“I know there is a blindspot,
but my brother would not know
there is a blindspot because he

can see,

it is up to him to look or to
install something to ensure he
” said Mr Knowles.‘

Last year Mr Knowles creat,
ed a petition for the cause-that
“persons who drive these big
dump ‘trucks in our very busy
streets have an evaluation every





TRAGIC ACCIDENT: The scooter after its collision with the dump truck.

the speak to the officers. The
coroner’s inquest is to find out
what was the cause of the
death; to. determine what hap-
pened and whether someone
could be charged.”

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from the time of the accident,
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a cloud of dust” at the moment
of the accident. When the dust
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She said the scooter driver
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“Truck drivers have a blind
spot. (They don’t) have any
front mirrors that point down in
front of the cab. It does not
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(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

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Scientists: Newly found fault caused quake

THE devastating earthquake that rocked
Haiti in January was unleashed by a previ-
ously undetected fault line — not the well-
known one scientists initially blamed, accord-
ing to an analysis of new data.

It's unclear how dangerous the new,
unmapped fault might be or how it's dis-
covery changes the overall earthquake haz-
ard risk for Haiti, said Eric Calais, a pro-
fessor of geophysics at Purdue University
in West Lafayette, Ind.

He said the analysis shows that most, if
not all, of the geologic movement that caused
January's magnitude-7.0 earthquake
occurred along the newly uncovered fault,
not the well-documented Enriquillo fault.

Calais, who presented the findings this
week at a scientific conference in Brazil,
said they suggest Haiti's seismic zone is far
more complex than scientists had anticipat-
ed. But the new fault's profile, including the
possibility that it merges with the Enriquillo
fault at some depth, won't be known until
scientists intensively study the region.

"If there are other faults capable of pro-
ducing earthquakes besides the Enriquillo
and this new one we need to know about
them. We need to go after them,” he said
from Brazil by telephone.

Calais said that at the time of the quake,
Haiti had no seismic stations. Researchers
who flocked to the Caribbean nation have
since installed about 10 stations to monitor
the earth's movement.

Ross Stein, a geophysicist with the U.S.
Geological Survey in Menlo Park, Calif.,
said Calais’ findings were fascinating and
raise many questions about the complexity of
Haiti's faults and what actually occurred
during January's quake. But he said the
discovery is not surprising, given the many
unknowns about earthquakes.

Stein noted that even in California, whose
many faults have been closely studied, about
half of all moderate or stronger quakes occur
on previously unknown faults.

"I work in a humbling field where we're
constantly reminded of the depths of our
ignorance,” he said. "And if that's the case in
California, then perhaps we shouldn't be
surprised it also occurs to us in Haiti — a
country that has barely been scoured at all."

The discovery is the sort of revelation
that often comes after big earthquakes, when
scientists descend on quake-ravaged sites to
conduct intensive research, USGS geo-
physicist Bruce Presgrave said, adding "it's
part of the learning process of science."

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Earthquakes typically occur along fault
lines, areas where two sections of the Earth-
's crust grind past each other. When decades
or centuries of accumulated stress become
too great at a fault boundary, the land gives
way, causing an earthquake.

The first sign that the Enriquillo fault
might not be to blame in the Haiti quake
came when geologists didn't find any sur-
face disturbance along the east-west fault.
Instead, data pointed to new, unknown fault
because an area north of the Enriquillo fault
had been forced upward and to the south,
Calais said.

The new findings are based on surface
observations in the devastated region around
Port-au-Prince, global positioning system
measurements and other observations and
data. Calais presented the research Tues-
day at a meeting of the American Geophys-
ical Union in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil.

In 2008, he warned that growing stresses
in southern Haiti had left the Enriquillo
fault ripe for up to a magnitude 7.2 quake.
He said this week that the information then
wasn't conclusive enough to say whether
those stresses were building up along the
Enriquillo fault, or some other fault.

This article was written by Rick Callahan,
Associated Press Writer

Dual citizenship for Haitians

Hip hop artist and presidential hopeful
Wyclef Jean said Saturday that as leader he
would work to change Haiti's constitution to
allow dual citizenship and give many
Haitians living abroad the right to vote in
their homeland.

The issue, reported the Associated Press,
is central in Haiti where hundreds of thou-
sands have emigrated to flee poverty and
the money they send to relatives back home
is a vital source of income in the earthquake-
ravaged Caribbean nation.

Currently, Haitians who emigrate must
renounce their Haitian citizenship if they
become citizens of another country, mak-
ing them unable to vote or run for office in
their homeland.

Jean himself left Haiti for New York City
when he was nine, but never sought US.
citizenship.

The former Fugees frontman told The
Associated Press that his presidency would
bea "bridge" between the Haitians abroad
and those living in the country.



Harvesting of
lobsters during
closed season

must stop

LETTERS

EDITOR, The Tribune.

For the sake of clarity, let’s
refer to our crawfish by calling
it a lobster. The season for cap-
turing our lobster is closed from
April Ist through July 31st, and
will be opening on Sunday, with
numerous fishermen, residents
and others venturing out to cap-
ture some luscious lobsters for
their use.

The commercial fishermen
will be leaving their home ports
by Friday, to act as sentries to
ensure that no one interferes
with their traps on the eve of
the opening.

However, harvesting of lob-
sters has not ceased, as there
are unscrupulous fishermen
who continue to capture lob-
sters to sell to restaurants and
others. So far this year, we
know of two seizures of illegal
lobsters on Grand Bahama, one
with two hundred and five
pounds, and another of seventy
pounds. We have not heard
what penalties were inflicted
on them. Was it, or will it be
just a slap on the wrist, or will
the fisheries rules be utilised?
Imagine how many other illicit
harvests take place without the
culprits being caught? There
must be several of these each
week on the whole island of
Grand Bahama. I am sure that

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this goes on at all of our other
islands. All restaurants have
lobster on their menus, or could
arrange to serve it, if requested.

This is very wrong. We need
our Fisheries Officers and our
Police to become very active in
stopping the harvesting of our
lobsters during the closed sea-
son, but it will continue until
our Fisheries Department
“bites the bullet” and says that
lobster will not be served dur-
ing the closed season. Our
commercial fish exporters
should support this 100 per
cent, as they are trying to
receive prestigious internation-
al certifications such as the
Marine Stewardship Council
(MSC) certification, an eco-
label for sustainable seafood
products being marketed across
the globe, which would enable
them to export to the EU and
elsewhere in the world. But one
of the requirements is that we
keep our Marine Resources in
check to ensure sustainability.
This cannot be done while the
year round harvesting of our
lobsters continues. The only
way to reduce the closed season

harvesting which goes on is to
reduce the market by not allow-
ing the sale of lobsters in
restaurants during the closed
season. Any lobster left in the
restaurants at the close of busi-
ness on March 31st, should be
left in the deep freeze until
August Ist. It is imperative that
this be ordered by our Govern-
ment’s Fisheries Department,
and I ask Minister Cartwright
to get such law passed by our
Cabinet as soon as possible so
that we may be able to have a
sustainable lobster fishery, and
get the necessary certification
needed to help our exporters.

Friends of the Environment,
the Bahamas Marine Exporters
Association, the Bahamas
National Trust, all commercial
fishermen wishing to export to
the EU and elsewhere together
with other interested persons
should jump on the bandwagon
and insist that Government
pass that legislation to be effec-
tive before April 1, 2011. Let
us not push this aside! Start
pushing for this to happen, and
it will.

Yours for a sustainable fish-
ery.

HAROLD
“SONNY” WAUGH
Nassau,

July 26, 2010.

Are the laws for Bahamians and
foreigners different in Bahamas?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Today’s Tribune has the following front
page article: “Govt bid to put clamp on
Nygard.”

This story has received a fare amount of
attention over the last month or two, after a
neighbour’s house was raided by police. Sub-
sequent reports confirmed that there were no
illegal findings.

Today’s article tells us that Mr Nygard has
yet to comply with a directive issued by the
Office of the Prime Minister. Further, it is
reported that the mini development has been
expanded over the last several years, with only
some of the work being authorised by Gov-
ernment. What about the man-made beach? It
appears that the matter was referred to the
AG’s office since January, but there is little
hope here.

What about all the parties and noise pollu-
tion? The authorities were very quick to move
on a residence in the East when this type of
activity was taking place.

Frankly, I am surprised that the Lyford Cay
community and their Association have not
been able to put greater fire under the Gov-
ernment. I could go on, but the article clearly
gives the impression that something is not
right. I smell a rat!

Now what about me? If I tried to add on a
room to my little house in Sea Breeze without
a permit, the government would be all over
me. And let’s not even get into all the red
tape that local businesses have to go through to
get approvals for business expansion, open-
ing new stores, etc. I could list story after sto-
ry of what some local businesses have been
through, because they chose to do their activ-
ities through the proper channels.

Yet it appears that to the western end of
the island, we have a different set of rules for
certain individuals. I certainly have no problem
with foreigners coming into the country, but if
they are going to live above the law, as far as I
am concerned, they can take the next flight out
no matter what benefit they may bring to the
Bahamas. There is no benefit here anyway.

The government should move in with bull-
dozers and tear the structures down that have
been built illegally. What message are we send-
ing to the masses, when we allow someone to
blatantly ignore our laws and directives from
the highest office in the land?

As far as Iam concerned, Bahamians should
be mad as hell.

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LOCAL NEWS



Govt told: avoid using major projects as ‘political football’

PLP SENATOR Anthony
Musgrove called on the govern-
ment to avoid using major finan-
cial projects such as Baha Mar
as a “political football” in election
campaigns.

Highlighting the need for a
better “factual” versus “emo-
tional” dialogue on the matter,
Mr Musgrove said any significant
boost to the Bahamian economy
with its 17 per cent level of unem-
ployment is much needed at this
time.

“However, whenever details
of these investments are brought
into the public domain, it appears
that only the perceived negative
aspects emerge from various
spheres,” the senator said.

While it is healthy to have pub-
lic discourse relative to the pros
and cons of significant projects,
Mr Musgrove added that it is
strongly recommended that such
discourse be based more on facts
and less on emotions.

“The concern that has arisen is
that even without the complete
details of the proposed Baha Mar
deal, in many forums and medi-
um, comments are being made
by some who appear to just reit-
erate unsubstantiated views and
opinions, which could have neg-
ative ramification on the rela-
tionship of a valuable economic
partner and friend of the
Bahamas, the People’s Republic
of China.

Construction

“Discussions to date on the
proposed project appear to focus
solely on the labour aspects dur-
ing the construction phase. The
debate surrounding the proposed
importation of Chinese labour-
ers to work on the Baha Mar
multi-billion dollar project ear-
marked for Cable Beach on the
island of New Providence has
taken a more emotive angle.
However, there are several facts
and points that should be con-
sidered by contributors to this
national dialogue.”

Acknowledging that the gene-
sis of the Baha Mar project was
during the Christie administra-
tion, although with different part-
ners (Harrah’s) vis-a-vis the Chi-
nese, Mr Musgrove said the then
Prime Minister Perry Christie
made the point on numerous
occasions that the country need-
ed to wonder whether there was
enough Bahamian workers to
take advantage of the employ-
ment opportunities which were
coming on stream.

“In moving forward with the
Baha Mar project, as has been
reported in the media, should
result in the enhancement of the
tourism product, which is an
avenue the Ministry of Tourism
and Ministry of Foreign Affairs
have been working hard to
realise. The mechanisms have
already been implemented to tap
into the rapidly growing and
important Chinese tourism mar-
ket through the establishment of
a Bahamian Embassy in China
with the ability to issue visas to
Chinese wanting to visit the



CALL ON GOVT:
Anthony Musgrove

Bahamas.

“Tf the renewed project is
approved, resulting in the Chi-
nese investing billions of dollars
in asingle project, would not the
Chinese expect a return on their
investment? Therefore, it could
be interpreted that such approval
would create linkages, ie, mar-
keting of the Bahamas in China,
direct airlift from China to the
Bahamas, and this would give
rise to the success in the much
sort after Chinese travel market,
thus creating a new market for
Bahamian tourism and assist in
bolstering the tourism numbers
and expenditure in a competitive
industry,” he said.

While the current public
debate relates to the impact the
project can have on the unem-
ployed in general and the con-
struction sector in specific, Sena-
tor Musgrove added that any
negative comments and stereo-
typing of the people and govern-
ment of China can negatively
affect other vital segments of the

Bahamian economy.

“The Bahamas, being a major
international financial centre and,
given that international reports
project that further growth for
financial services lie in the BRIC
countries (Brazil, Russia, India
and China), the concern is that in
pandering to those who believe
that the Bahamas is a world unto
itself and does not need to rely on
the international community for
development and growth and by
narrowly focusing on the short
term aspects of the Baha Mar
project, comments about the peo-
ple and directly and indirectly
about the government of China
could hinder the Bahamas from
growing its financial services sec-
tor: human nature dictates that
people are usually comfortable
conducting business in environ-
ments where they feel that they
are welcome and respected.

Leaders

“Tt is obvious that a project of
the proposed magnitude of Baha
Mar would have detractors, and
all views - good and bad- about
the project should be heard,
respected and considered. How-
ever, leaders have a responsibili-
ty to ensure that the costs and
benefits of their views and
remarks are properly weighted
in light of the short and long term
development of the Bahamas.
Proponents and opponents of the
Baha Mar project must consider
the Bahamas’ development mod-
el, the current unemployment
level where the related econom-
ic hardship and sufferings
presently experienced by many
Bahamians are real, when con-
tributing to the dialogue on Baha
Mar,” he said.

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Concerns voiced over

alleged police brutality

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - A human
rights activist is expressing con-
cern over the reported cases of
alleged police brutality against
individuals while in custody on
Grand Bahama.

Joseph Darville, vice presi-
dent of the Grand Bahama
Human Rights Association,
wants timely investigations to
be conducted into the recent
spate of brutality allegations.

He was very disturbed to
learn that some of the alleged
incidents described by suspects
were similar to those perpetrat-
ed on suspected terrorists in
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The latest brutality incident
— the third in recent weeks — is
alleged to have occurred when a
33-year-old man claimed he was
beaten by officers while in cus-
tody.

According to reports, Quin-
ton Symonette was taken into
custody and questioned in con-
nection with the whereabouts
of Garin Gibson, who is wanted
by police.

Symonette claimed officers
stood on his wrists while hand-
cuffed and on his legs trying to
force him to reveal his friend’s
whereabouts. He also alleged
he saw an officer put a bag over
the face of another man.

Samiko Rigby has also
claimed he was brutalised by
officers while in custody in con-
nection with an armed robbery
investigation. Rigby was charged

in court on Wednesday.

Glen Laing, 26, has also
claimed police officers beat, tied
him up, stripped off his cloth-
ing, and dunked him into the
sea until he lost consciousness.

Mr Darville said the associa-
tion has not intervened due to
assurance by both heads of the
police in New Providence and
on Grand Bahama that these
reports will be investigated.

“Both Mr Quinn McCartney
and Mr Ellison Greenslade are
honourable and enlightened
leaders and we are confident
that they will deal with these
matters expeditiously.

Safety

“They are sworn to uphold
the safety and dignity of all citi-
zens of this country and with-
out regard to the status of any-
one; ordinary persons or
enforcers of the law, officers are
bound by law and oath to
scrupulously safeguard the rights
of all,” he said.

Mr Darville said if the
GBHRA is not satisfied with
the progress and transparency
of the proceedings, it will not
hesitate to call on all national,
regional and international agen-
cies concerned with human
rights to put pressure on the
government to act in accordance
with the statues, protocols and
declarations clearly spelled out
in the UN’s charters which gov-
ern fair, honourable, and digni-
fied treatment of all citizens.

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our own citizens.

“We as a nation must not
stand by idly and allow our good
reputation to be further tar-
nished by a few dishonourable
thugs on the police force,” he
said.

Mr Darville agrees with the
Commissioner of Police that
within the act of attempting to
capture suspected criminals,
from time to time police offi-
cers may have to use a certain
degree of physical force.

“However, the reports reach-
ing the association are those
where individuals are already in
police custody and in an attempt
to wrestle confessions out of
them, they are subjected to
dehumanising tactics as repre-
hensible as those perpetrated
on suspected terrorists in Guan-
tanamo Bay,” he said.

He stated that to enclose a
suspect in a body bag or attempt
to smother him with a plastic
bag over his head is indeed an
act of terrorism and should be
constituted as attempted mur-
der.

“Such individuals have no
right to be on our police force
and the least punishment of
them should be incarceration
for a good long time.”

He stressed that an individ-
ual is considered innocent until
proven guilty.

‘We call on the Ministry of
National Security, Commission-
er of Police and all his senior
assistants to do everything in
their power to restore and main-
tain integrity, dignity, and con-
fidence in our police force,” Mr
Darville said.

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and women who put their lives
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MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010, PAGE 7



LOCAL NEWS



Viewers accuse Cable
Bahamas of ‘stealing signal’

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

TELEVISION viewers accused cable provider Cable Bahamas
of “stealing signal” this week when scrambled channels showed a
message from digital television provider Direct TV. According to
Minister Tommy Turnquest, in the past Cable Bahamas has denied
this.

The viewers spoke out on Gems Radio talkshow host Steve
McKinney’s show on Monday evening about how several channels
lost signal just after 9 o’clock Saturday night and a message from
Direct TV popped up.

Mr McKinney claims that this indicates the cable provider used,
or is using, a local domestic Direct TV dish to transmit channels to
its customers.

Between nine and 12 channels were affected, Mr McKinney
claimed.

He has since attempted to contact Cable Bahamas and Direct TV
for answers but when he received no response he spoke out about
the incident on his radio show.

He said: “T got a lot of emails about it over the weekend and sev-
eral calls during the show.

“And what happened is indicative that they were getting the sig-
nal from a local domestic dish.

“That is not supposed to happen.”

“Often we will just take these things as they come, and accept
things the way they are, but the truth is, if these things are hap-
pening they are wrong and should not be accepted.”

Mr McKinney said he forced Cable Bahamas to respond when
he discovered the service provider was showing HBO, Showtime
and Cinemax allegedly without authorisation in the 1990’s and got
a Cable Bahamas official to admit this on his show.

Allegations were put to Cable Bahamas public relations manager
Keith Wisdom on Tuesday, but Mr Wisdom said last week that
senior management had not yet provided a response. Minister
for Broadcasting Tommy Turnquest said he had not received any
complaint about Cable Bahamas “stealing” signal and if he did
there would be an investigation.

“If Cable Bahamas is stealing signal it would be breaking the
law,” Mr Turnquest said.

“T don’t know if they are doing it or not, I have been in hotels
and I have seen the same thing goes on.

“But Cable Bahamas has told me they don’t steal signal.”

How to find a real estate agent

By MIKE LIGHTBOURN

BEFORE you list your
home for sale, you'll need to
find a Bahamas Real Estate
Association broker or agent
to represent you.

Do not hesitate to interview
agents. After all, they will be
working for you.

A good agent will likely ask
you questions.

Good agents are also selec-
tive and should not take over-
priced listings.

A standard question is how
long an agent has been in the
business.

The truth is that many
freshly licensed agents are
highly competent, hard work-
ing and have more time to
devote to you.

As long as the agent has
access to an experienced men-
tor, you should expect good
service.

Experienced agents should
know the market and be
skilled in all areas, including
giving your property maxi-
mum exposure, staging and
negotiating.

At the end of the day, it’s
who you feel comfortable
with.

Regardless of whom you
choose, the agent should be
knowledgeable, energetic and
enthusiastic.

A second important ques-
tion concerns the best mar-
keting plan or strategy to suit
your particular listing.

Sellers should ask:

¢ How do you plan to sell
my home?

e Explain how you market
online.

¢ Where and how often do
you advertise?

e Show me a sample flyer.

e Will you have an open
house for other brokers?

e What do you offer that
the competition doesn’t?

Your third question should
be for references.

This generally should come
from satisfied previous cus-
tomers.

What separates you from
the competition?

A good agent should be
able to answer this without
missing a beat.

Besides honesty and per-
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Does the government make the grade?
YOUNG MAN’s VIEW

By ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmail.com

IN THIS hyper-partisan and
thorny political environment, I’ve
given careful consideration to the
Cabinet assemblage and decided
to confer grades as a measure-
ment of ministerial perfor-
mances, to rate the FNM’s term
i governance thus far and dif-
ferentiate between those top tier
ministers and those who, in my
view, have mismanaged the sky-
high expectations of the Bahami-
an people and thereby should be
relegated to the third tier as half
and one-star ministers.

Today, as a nation, we are
gripped by simmering economic,
political and social issues. The
country faces soaring deficits and
record public debt due to a
depressed economy, the gloom
of joblessness, legalistic foot-
dragging, crime spiraling out of
control and New Providence
becoming one of the homicide
capitals of the hemisphere with
the Bahamas as home to an
increasingly imprudent, fiercely
partisan political culture.

The government must also
initiate an economic and social
plan to reduce overcrowding on
New Providence.

During this economic reces-
sion, the government has seem-
ingly sought to promote fiscal
austerity and has curbed public
spending in an age when the

ADRIAN

economies of most countries are
teetering on a cliff and, daily,
businesses are being shuttered.

Although a motley mix of
personalities comprises the Cab-
inet, the government has not
been subject to overwhelming
criticism and condemnation for
lethargy, inefficiency, slackness
and all-around ineptitude.
Indeed, within the ministerial
ranks are an assortment of go-
getters and hard workers, whilst
others appear to be wilting under
pressure and seem only compa-
rable to cart horses with no pedi-
gree. Honestly, there are some
ministers whose feeble perfor-
mances, lily-livered nature and
wringing of hands should have
left them handcuffed to the back-
benches of Parliament. Frankly,
there are those who are mere
talking heads and need person-
ality transplants—underachiev-
ers whose ministerial supervision
has been mired in mediocrity,
leaving one to wonder if they are
mentally on a beach, building
sandcastles and collecting
seashells.

This year, due to my law stud-
ies, the ministerial report card
comes a bit late. And so, without

GIBSON

further ado, here is the report
card!

Loretta Butler-Turner has
been unimpressive to date. As
Minister of State for Social Ser-
vices, she appears to be more
sound and fury than substance,
sometimes becoming so
engrossed with engaging former
minister and Yamacraw MP
Melanie Griffin that it’s difficult
to determine what she is doing.
Comparably, Mrs Griffin’s
tenure was much more of a suc-
cess story. Whilst the govern-
ment has provided more fund-
ing to the Department of Social
Services due to the current eco-
nomic circumstances, the dis-
abled are still outdoors, home-
lessness has mushroomed, a size-
able number of children can be
seen begging on the streets or
peddling items such as phone
cards, fruit and clothing, and
soup kitchens—which are being
overwhelmed by poor persons
seeking meals—are not getting
donations and adequate social
service assistance. The Simpson
Penn School for boys is appar-
ently also an unsafe setting, now
catering to nearly three times it
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MINISTERIAL REPORT CARD: Loretta Butler-Turner, Neko Grant and Kenneth Russell.

The junior minister’s ineffec-
tive public relations and what
appears to be recurrent tardiness
gives the impression of inepti-
tude. With consideration for her
improved efforts since last year’s
grading exercise, she earns a D-
plus.

This year, Neko Grant, the
Minister of Works, has trans-
formed from a non-achiever to
an achiever. Although the Works
Minister lacks public appeal, he
has overseen long overdue trans-
port improvements. Mr Grant
has grown into the job in a fash-
ion that has surprised many peo-
ple.

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works are undertaken, that side-
walks are created and by erecting
street signage. The minister has
also efficiently handled capital
works such as the port and Fam-
ily Island infrastructural devel-
opment. However, Mr Grant
must ensure that government
buildings/offices—even if it
means using prisoners—are
freshly painted and not in the
usual unkempt state.

The minister’s greatest down-
fall thus far has been poor plan-
ning and coordination, particu-
larly in terms of public relations
and consultation relative to the
traffic reversal/change on Blue
Hill Road and Market Street.
Frankly, the road change has
caused some aggravation with
motorists; however, some
Bahamians are known to gratu-
itously resist any change that dis-
rupts the status quo. Further-
more, claims—several legiti-
mately— have been advanced
that the road change adversely
affects businesses along the Blue
Hill/Market Street corridors.
Greater consultation should have
included flyers, door-to-door vis-
itation, more town hall meetings
and a great deal of radio and
television appearances. He earns
a B-minus.

Minister of Housing Kenneth
Russell earns a B. Mr Russell

initially came into a ministry that
was a hornet’s nest. The minister
appears to be genuinely apprais-
ing the housing situation, inform-
ing the public about related mat-
ters and inviting potential home-
owners to sign-up for houses.
Recently, the minister’s warning
of persons living on Crown Land
in a rodent-infested shanty town
adjacent to Pride Estates,
showed compassion, as he gave a
time frame for them to improve
their conditions, working out a
payment plan with the govern-
ment and allowing his ministry
to develop the area, and also
firmness, as he warned that that
those who fail to comply will be
removed and have their slum-
like dwellings razed.

In recent years, much of the
ministry’s efforts have been ded-
icated to addressing repairs to
houses, conducting audits and
other in-house alterations;
recently reducing the required
down payment needed for home-
ownership; offering land for pur-
chase to qualified buyers ; and
overseeing the construction of
subdivisions such as Ardastra
Estates, Pride Estates IT, Dignity
Gardens II and subdivisions in
Grand Bahama.

Mr Russell should also press
for the redevelopment of the
Over-the-Hill area.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010, PAGE 9



LOCAL NEWS

CAL NEWS
‘Leave now’ illegal

immigrants told

FROM page one

tion, it notes that following the January 12 earth-
quake in Port au Prince, the government of the
Bahamas was “understanding and responsive”
by temporarily suspending its apprehension exer-
cises with respect to Haitians residing illegally in
its territory.

Further, the statement read, the department
issued permits “to reside” to 102 persons who
were detained at the Bahamas Detention Centre,
on Carmichael Road.

“However, having regard to the recent height-
ened infringement of the Bahamas Immigration
Law, notice is hereby given that with immediate
effect, all illegal immigrants are requested to
leave the Bahamas voluntarily. All persons who
are here illegally are in contravention of the laws
of the Bahamas, and are advised to return to
their country of origin or be subject to appre-
hension and deportation. Persons who are found
to be in the Bahamas illegally will be repatriated
forthwith,” the statement read.

This statement from the department was also
issued in Creole and is printed in full in today’s
Tribune.

Mr Symonette: “As a country we have to have
a nation-wide discussion on immigration. One
thing we have to do is look at what other coun-
tries (in our region) do. Some of our neighbours
only allow you to come and work for three years
for instance, and you are not allowed to bring
your wife, or your children.

“The same goes for education, and healthcare.
It is not a part of that consideration they give to
non-national labour. But we do. We may have to
re-look at all of these things and decide what is
the level of non-Bahamian workforce that we
need.”

To answer this question, Mr Symonette said we
can ask ourselves how many Bahamians are will-
ing or prepared to be gardeners or household
keepers. While some might argue that Bahamians
are capable and willing to work in any field, the
Minister said there are instances where persons
have simply sought to remain unemployed

FROM page one

THE DEPARTMENT OF
IMMIGRATION’S STATEMENT
IN CREOLE READS AS FOLLOWS:

Ministe Afe Etranje AK Imigrasyon

Bahamas Depatman Imigrasyon

Nou we genyen anpil ilegal Ayisyen ki vini
nan Bahamas la depi sis denye mwa ki pase yo
e an patikilye diran de denye semen yo. Gou-
venman Bahamas La vle raple publik la an
jeneral politik li konsenan tout etranje de
tout peyi tankou Ayiti ki antre nan Bahamas
ilegalman.

Dipi tranbleman dete ki tie pase nan mwa
Janvye 2010 The Gouvenman Bahamas la te
genyen anpil konpreanyon e li te fe sispann
depotasyon Ayisyen yo ki rete nan Bahamas
la ilegalman. Anplis Depatman Imigrasyon
Bahamas La tye bay 102 moun ki te nan Sant
Detansyon an, Carmichael Road pemisyon
residans tanpore.

Konsiderman eta flagran ke moun ap viople
lwa iomigrasyon nan Bahamas La, le yap vini
san pemisyon.

Gouvenman Bahamas La mande pou tout
moun kap viv nan Bahamas La san Papye
pou yo kite teritwa Bahamas La volonteman
san dele.

Tout kontrevenan a lwa Bahamas La navise
yo pou yo retounen nan peyi yo imediatman
pou yo pa sije nan arestasyon ak depotasyon.

Tout moun ke leta jwenn nan pey a ilegal-
man yap dsije nan depotasyon san dele.

Nassau, 12 daout, 2010



instead of taking a job that might pay less than
they desire.

However, when it comes to making a dent in
the flow of illegal immigrants, Mr Symonette
said there needs to be amendments to the immi-
gration laws to plug any loopholes that smug-
glers might exploit, as well as a drastic change in
the thinking of Bahamians who continue to
employ these illegal workers.

He highlighted an average
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The minister acknowledged
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THE TRIBUNE



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WORLD VIEW.

By SIR RONALD
SANDERS

(The writer is a Consultant
and former Caribbean
Diplomat).

THE military leader of
Fiji, Commodore Frank
Bainimarama, recently said
that he would like to cut his
country’s ties with neigh-



bouring Australia and New
Zealand and align with Chi-
na. His statement would find
little support amongst the
people of Fiji who value
their long and deep rela-
tionship with Australia and
New Zealand.
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saying he would sever ties
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himself in power. In the
meantime, the people of Fiji
suffer, and the regime shops
around for governments that
would give it assistance
despite its naked abuse of
power. ‘

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But, Fiji’s immediate
neighbours in the South
Pacific have shoWn their
deep concern about the
abrogation of democracy by
suspending the country from
the 16-member South Pacif-
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to the Fijian government’s
unconstitutional status and
the pariah status that the
country is acquiring. Even-

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as Fiji has neither an abun-
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particular strategic interest.

It is in the manner of the
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an unelected government,
particularly one that seized
power at the point of a gun.
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racy while, continuing its sus-
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tion.

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however, when a determi-
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munity to hold a country

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his military supporters is
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ilar unconstitutional devel-
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feel that Bainimarama can
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selves, especially if countries
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cour however temporary.

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value based association of
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other multilateral organisa- .

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interment will follow in Lakeview
Memorial Gardens. John F. Kennedy Drive,
Nassau.

She was predeceased by her husband,
Gordon Goddard. '

She is survived by her sons Jeff and Jim;
daughter, Jeanne Treco, beloved
grandchildren, Courtney & Jonathan Treco,
Anna, Karalyn & Hollie Goddard, her sister
Susan Burnside; son-in-law, Shayne Treco
and daughetr-in- law, Kathleen Goddard,
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who all took wonderful care of her and a
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FREEDOM FARM SUFFER
THEIR FIRST DEFEAT

AFTER winning their first
two games at the Babe
Ruth/Cal Ripken Major/60
World Series in Wilson Coun-
ty, North Carolina, Freedom
Farm suffered their first
defeat yesterday.

It took seven innings as
Freedom Farm fell 5-4 to
Visalia, California.

Manager Greg Burrows Jr.
said despite the loss, the team
still played a pretty good
game and he was confident
that they will be able to
rebound and move on in the
tournament.

Myron Johnson suffered
the loss on the mound before
a large crowd at the Onnie
Cockrell Complex at the
Rock Ridge Elementary
School.

Freedom Farm won their
first two games in the tourna-
ment, blanking Springfield 5-0
in their opener on Thursday
behind the superb pitching of
Kirby Albury; the home run
from Chavez Young and the
1-for-2 production from
Lucius Fox with a RBI and
run scored. On Friday in their
second game, the Bahamas
knocked off the host Wilson
County 6-1 as Anthony Vil-
lone was the winning pitcher
and he helped his own cause
by going 2-for-3 with two
RBI, scoring a run. Myron
Johnson also went 2-for-3
with a RBI, scoring twice.

Individual stats from Sun-
day’s game was not available.

By virtue of losing that
game, Freedom Farm will
now have to play a game just
about every day if they intend
to advance to the playoffs.

Their next game is sched-
uled for today against Grand
Forks. The tournament will
wrap up on August 19.

THOMAS FINISHES THIRD

FORMER world champi-
on Donald Thomas finished
third in the men’s high jump
at the Aviva Diamond

SEE page 14

PAGE

1 2





Men’s youth
team win 26-6

By Renaldo Dorsett
Tribune Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

The Bahamas Rugby Foot-
ball Union appears to have a
bright future in the region after
its youth men’s national team
got off to an impressive show-
ing against international com-
petition this weekend.

The Bahamas opened the
North American and
Caribbean Rugby Association
(NARCA) Men’s Under-19
Championships with a domi-
nating 26-6 win over the reign-
ing champions, Cayman
Islands, Saturday at the Win-
ton Rugby Center.

It was the first win for the
Bahamas of Pool A which also
includes Bermuda.

Pool B includes Mexico,

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Trinidad and Tobago and Bar-
bados.

In the second game on open-
ing day, Trinidad and Tobago
topped 2009 runners-up Mexi-

Winton,

the ball.



BATTLE IS JOINED: The Bahamian pack wrestle with the Cayman Islands players for control of the ball. Bahamas went on to win 26-6.

co, 26-12. The Bahamas will
face Bermuda in its second
match of the Championship,
today at 3pm at the pitch in
while the Spm

Tobago.

mi SURINAME: THE 13TH CARIBBEAN VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
National team settle for bronze after losing five-set thriller

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

THEY wanted the gold medal, but
the Bahamas men’s national team will
have to settle for bronze as the 13th
Caribbean Volleyball Championships
came to a close yesterday in Paramaribo,
Suriname.

The Bahamas’ chances to advance
to the final were thwarted when they
lost a five-set thriller, 25-20, 25-22, 22-25,
19-25 and 15-11 to Trinidad & Tobago
on Saturday night in the semifinal.

The loss forced the Bahamas to play
for the bronze. In that match against

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Guadeloupe yesterday, the Bahamas
prevailed with a three-set victory, 25-
20, 25-22 and 25-14.

It was the fiurst medal won by the
Bahamas in more than a a decade.

“We had a meeting with the Trinidad
& Tobago coach and his words to us
was that with our team having an aver-
age age of 25, they were very mature as
a team,” said men’s head coach Ray-
mond Wilson.

“He felt that we had the team that
should have won the tournament, but
there were some calls that went against
us. He also felt that we should have won
our semifinal game. But he encouraged
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Wilson concurred with the Trinida-
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team was very “resilient and they played
with a lot of maturity for their age. They
knew the game very well.

“Unfortunately, we will not be bring-
ing the gold medal back home, which
was our majority objective here because
it meant a lot to us. It doesn’t just say
that we’re number one in the Caribbean,
but it goes a long way in us securing the
sponsorship from the Bahamian pub-
lic.”

Prior to leaving for the tournament,
Wilson said at the eleventh hour, they



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Last year, the Bahamas fin-
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AT FULL STRETCH: Bahamian and Cayman players reach for

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

Under 19s, while the Cayman
Islands protected home field.

SEE page 14

were still not certain whether or not
they would have made the trip, or if
they would have had to trim the teams
down because of the lack of funding.

Had they not travelled, Wilson said
the Bahamas could have been suspend-
ed from international play and also hit
with a fine from the FIVA. But he not-
ed that they were able to make the trip
and still managed to win the bronze.

As for the women’s team, coached by
Joseph ‘Joe Mo’ Smith, Wilson said they
ended up in fifth place.

“We lost basically five starters due to

SEE page 14

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NOTE TEE

New Breed stop the
Del Sol Arawaks 8-

STAND AND
DELIVER: Y-I|
Shipping New
Breed ace pitcher
Eugene Pratt deliv-
s ers a pitch as third
baseman Jordan
Gibson watches.
Pratt pitched a
five-hit, five-strike
out performance
in New Breed’s 8-
1 win over the Del
Sol Arawaks.



READY FOR SCHOOL: Students, who showed up at the Banker’s Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Com-
plex on Saturday night, received Back-to-School supplies from the New Providence Softball Association.
Above, NPSA president loretta Maycock and second vice president Neressa Seymour makes the presentation

to the students.

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

WITH the New Providence
Softball Association’s regular
season positions still up for
grabs, the Y-II Shipping New
Breed is right in the thick of
things.

On Saturday night at the
Banker’s Field at the Baillou
Hills Sporting Complex, New
Breed stopped the Del Sol
Arawaks 8-1 in five innings via
the seven-run rule in the long
game played.

New Breed, coming off a 13-
4 win over Dorsey Park on
Thursday night, improved to 8-
2 to remain in fourth place in
the standings. Del Sol dropped
into a two-way tie for seventh
at 1-7.

Eugene Pratt, who pitched
back-to-back victories, said
New Breed put together anoth-
er good game, but it’s just an
indication of what to expect
from them as the remainder of
the season progresses.

“T was a little tired from
pitching two games in three
nights,” said Pratt, who spun a
five-hitter, striking out five for
the win over Del Sol.

“But my guys played good
defence behind him and they
really hit the ball. So it wasn’t
much of a struggle. We got the
job done.”

New Breed had Del Sol on
the ropes for a shutout.

But in the top of the fifth
innings, the Arawaks avoided
it with two out when Eddie
Rolle reached all the way to
second on an error by New
Breed’s center fielder Garfield
Bethel, who slipped in the pud-
dle of water on the outfield.

After Cardinal Gilbert was
intentionally walked, Remero
Mortimer came through with a
run-producing single to plate
Rolle with their lone run.

Then Andy Percentie drew
a walk to load the bases. But
Pratt managed to strike out
Dwight Butler to end the game
by abbreviation.

“This is the middle part of
the season and we are gelling
right now,” Pratt said.

While Pratt was able to get
the job done on the mound, his
team-mates did what they had
to do offensively to put the
game out of reach.

In the bottom of the second,
New Providence broke up a
scoreless game when they put

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Men’s Division
Commando Security
Truckers

Dorin United Hitmen
Freedom Farm Stingrays
Y-II Shipping New Breed
Outlaws

Dorsey Park

Del Sol Arawaks

John’s Buccaneers
Mighty Mitts

Ladies Division

Proper Care Pool

Lady Sharks

Pineapple Air Wildcats
Bommer G. Operators
Sigma Brackettes

Black Scorpions

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four runs on the scoreboard on
just one hit.

After walks to Angelo Bethel
and Navardo Gilbert that sand-
wiched a strike out to Crachad
Laing, Ken Wood Jr. had a RBI
sacrifice fly that drove home
Butler with the game’s initial
run.

Garfield Bethel followed
with a hit by pitch and Martin
Burrows Jr ripped a shot to
right for a two-run double, scor-
ing Gilbert and burrows before
Jordan Gibson was struck out.

New Breed came back in the
third and put three more runs
on the board.

This time, Pratt led off with a
single and he caught a ride
home on Philip Farquharson
run-producing triple. Another
RBI triple from Angelo Butler
drove home Farquharson
before Gilbert’s RBI ground
out knocked in Butler.

Then in the fourth, New
Breed got their final run as
Garfield Bethel led off with a
shot to center field that Eddie
Rolle had trouble holding onto
in the puddle.

That enabled Martin Bur-
rows Jr to follow with a run-
producing double that plated
Bethel.

Losing pitcher Randy ‘Spy’
Gibson, who issued just six hits
with five strike outs, admitted
that they allowed the game to
get away from them.



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Arawaks’ pitcher Randy ‘Spy’ Gibson on Saturday night at the Banker’s
Field. Farquharson ended up with a run-producing triple and run
scored in the third inning as New Breed went to win 8-1.

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League held at the Crystal
Palace in London, England
on Saturday.

Thomas cleared 2.27
metres or 7-feet, 51/2-inches,
the same height as Russian
Aleksandr Shustov. Howey-
er, Thomas was awarded the
position on fewer knock-
downs.

Russian Ivan Ukov won
the event with a leap of 2.29
or 7-6 1/4. American Jesse
Williams took second plce
with the same height as
Thomas and Shustov, but he
had fewer knockdowns.

Also at the meet on Fri-
day, sprinter Debbie Fergu-
son ran 22.88 seconds for
second place. American
Allyson Felix won in
22.37sec.

And Leevan ‘Superman’
Sands got fifth in the men’s
triple jump with a leap of
16.57m or 54-4 1/4. Christian
Olsson, the former Olympic
and World champion from
Sweden, won the event with
a leap of 17.41m or 57-1 1/2.

BGDBA ACTION

THE Bahamas Govern-
ment Departmental Basket-
ball Association continued
its regular season action on
Saturday night at the DW
Davis Gymnasium with four
matches on tap.

In the opening match, the
Police Royals handcuffed
the Prison Challengers 63-
43,

The second game saw the
Batelco Digitals dial up the
Police Enforcers 72-48; in
the third game, the Real
Deal Rangers out-last the
Bamboo Shack Aces and in
the feature contest, the
Police Crimestoppers
stunned the Royal Bahamas
Defense Force 75-66.



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PANTHERS ON THE PROWL: The Bahamas Basketball Federation continued its ‘Summer of Thunder’ Col-
lege Scrimmages on Saturday night at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium. Two more games were played with
the Georgia State Panthers pulling off their second straight game in as many days with an 88-87 decision
over the Grand Bahama All-Stars. The victory after Panthers knocked off the All-Stars 78-75 on Friday night.
Georgia State will be back in action tonight against the Commonwealth Bank Giants. During the rest of the
week, the University of Nebraska will be in action, starting on Tuesday night. Action will get started at 7

p.m. each night.

Bahamas crush Gayman Islands

FROM page 12

Garfield Morrison, coach of the men's team,
said the team was better prepared than last year,
and are therefore looking forward to improving
on their performance.

"We spent a lot more time in preparation of
our skill level,” he said. "We have good overall
team speed and we are physical.”

Morrison said he hoped the Bahamas would be
able to protect home field as well with a promis-
ing group of players.

"We have some good endurance and we have
the sunshine on our side,” he said. “We have
some players that we expect to perform very
well. If they do, we should do very well in this
tournament.”

On Wednesday, Bermuda will take on the
Cayman Islands while Mexico will square off
against Barbados.

The tournament concludes on Saturday,
August 21st with three games on the schedule.

The fifth place game, which features third
place teams in both pools at 1pm, the third place
game with both second place team from each
pool at 3:30pm, and the final at Spm.

The Under 19 Championships run concur-
rently with the Women's 15 a-side Champi-

onships, also at the Winton Rugby Center.

The tournament opened yesterday with
Canada’s Under 20 squad facing a Caribbean
select team which features players from Trinidad
& Tobago, Guyana, Jamaica, Barbados and St
Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Bahamas will debut its team Thursday
against the Caribbean Select squad with their
second match, Saturday against the Cayman
Islands. This edition of the tournament marks
the first time the US and Canada, will compete
alongside teams from the Caribbean for the first
time in the event.

Elystan Miles, tournament coordinator and
BRFU executive, said with the best facilities in
the region, the Bahamas has laid the foundation
to field competitive national teams, with the
advent of a women’s team a major step in the
right direction.

"This is a pretty big deal for us," said Miles,
noting that this is the first time that the Bahamas
has hosted such a prestigious event. "This is also
the first time that we are having a ladies’ team.

"We're not really anticipating great things
from them. We're just glad that they have final-
ly gotten a team together. This is the first step for
women's rugby in the country.”



National team settle
for bronze following
five-set thriller loss

FROM page 12

other commitments,” said Wilson, pointing out that Kelsie John-
son indicated that she has retired, sisters Cherise and Krystel
Rolle, along with their cousin Anishka, went on a family cruise and
Tomasina Poitier was on maternity leave.

“It’s difficult for a team to compete at a high level without
five key players. But they played well throughout the tourna-
ment. It was probably one of the best performances I’ve seen.
They were very competitive.”

Wilson said the lack of playing together on a consistent basic
had an effect on the outcome of their games.

Changes

But he said with a few changes in personnel in the future, the
team should be able to play at a high level just as the men did.

Katrina Johnson, Laval Sands, Davia Moss, Tia Wilson,
Melinda Bastian, Tia Charlow and Camellia Miller were some
of the key players who carried the team in the tournament.

Up to the time of this interview, the final statistics were not
yet released. But a number of the Bahamian male players were
in the running for some of the individual awards.

Byron Ferguson was the leading candidate for best hitter of
the tournament; Jamal Ferguson was leading the way in the dig-
ging category and best libero; Renaldo Knowles was leading as
best server and Prince Wilson was sitting in third place.

None of the women were in contention for any individual
awards. Both teams are due to return home this afternoon.

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

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Harbour Island residents
FROM page one

they agreed by unanimous vote to protest.
“They (BEC) have been working on it for five years now. How much
patience could you have? The power was off on Wednesday night at

10.45pm. For some people it was not restored until 69m Thursday, the fol-
? formance of our students.”

lowing day. Friday it went off again for four hours. Yesterday, (Saturday)

it went off at 6am and came back on at 11am. It went off at 1.30am this } \ i I
? public education on the island

? this school year is the split of
? Jack Hayward High School into

morning (Sunday) and came back on at 6am. How much more patience do
they want,” he said.
Along with the inconvenience of the power outages, Mr Johnson said

residents are losing refrigerators, generators, and general appliances due :
to the electrical spikes. In addition to the loss of personal items, the island } L
? to give students [at Jack Hay-

i ward] the same opportunity to

councillor said tourists are becoming fed-up and leaving as well.
“Tt’s 95 degrees at day, and 85 degrees at night. People are simply not

sleeping. Folks on the island who have to get up in the morning to make ;
breakfast and clean for the children who cannot sleep at night. Some of

them can’t take a shower because there is no water. But yet they must still ;
: bune yesterday, Mr Bannister

? told of an impromptu flight to
: the island to quell dissent against

get up and go serve the tourists.
“The community simply wants power. Wednesday when power was off,
BEC was down here disconnecting people. There are so many people being

affected. Last night, the number of people on the road simply trying to get }

release it is unbelievable,” said Mr Johnson.

Last week, BEC issued a statement asking residents of Harbour Island
for “patience” as they work to resolve the island’s lingering power supply
problems. According to the corporation, the first two cuts, which lasted
about 40 minutes each, were the result of power trips on the main line sup-
plying electricity from the Hatchet Bay power station to Harbour Island.

After the problem was resolved, the power had to be cut again for about

an hour around 10am to allow BEC workers to replace faulty equipment tes
? that the ministry should have

; consulted them before making
: the change.

at the Harbour Island Power Station. More power cuts followed. The state-
ment said: “BEC is presently in the process of completing the installation
of a new supply route to the Harbour Island mainland. We are also in the

process of testing our new facility at Hatchet Bay. Once these projects have |
been completed it is expected that the reliability of supply to the Harbour { them and heard their concerns. I

Island mainland will significantly improve and the interruptions to elec- nts ¢
i their views, but I explained to

tricity services will diminish.”

FROM page one

: stressed the changes were not a
i response to negative behaviour.
was enough. About 75 citizens showed up to a Thursday meeting, where i
? some changes to Grand Bahama,
i? as we were doing throughout the
? country, to improve instruction

He said: “We wanted to make

and continue to upgrade the per-

Another noted change to

a junior and a senior high school.
Mr Bannister said: “We want

achieve as students at St
George’s have been achieving.”
In an interview with The Tri-

the changes.
The minister met with dis-

: gruntled protesters from the
? school board at Walter Parker
? Primary School last week about
i the transfer of their principal — of
? more than 20 years — to Freeport

Primary School.
The protesters maintained

Mr Bannister said: “I met with

didn’t expect them to change

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them our decision and shared
with them the appraisals of their
new principal. I think they were
satisfied.”

Though it is not mandatory
for the Ministry to consult with
public school boards concerning
transfers, Mr Bannister said it

was a good practice to which
they plan to give greater consid-
eration.

He said: “We are not mandat-
ed or legally required to consult
with the boards, however it is
good in terms of building rela-
tionships and admittedly the
office in Grand Bahama did not
advise the board. However it is
something that we will try to do

in the future.”

Also receiving a new principal
by way transfer will be Hugh W
Campbell Primary, while Bartlett
Hill Primary and Maurice Moore
Primary will receive the pro-
moted vice-principals.

Mr Bannister added: “We are
giving them all new vistas to deal
with, new students and new
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could open in 2011

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

million dollar, the

first of its kind in the

world, medical

tourism facility

could open its doors

in the Bahamas as early as the first

quarter of next year, bringing a rev-

olutionary addiction cure and a fair-

ly new type of visitor to the

Bahamas, the project's chief telling

Tribune Business yesterday, that two

million dollars has already been

raised and several US investors are
on board.

Dr Mark Puleo, who was also the

brainchild behind 1-800-pet-meds in
the US, said the addiction rehabili-
tation facility could open up in west-
ern New Providence as early as Feb-
ruary 2011.

According to Dr Puleo, the pro-
ject could employ as many as 20 to
25 individuals, including Bahamian
doctors, psychiatrists and staff.

He added that his company Ibo-
cure, will be a "world class addic-
tion treatment facility” offering a
revolutionary drug called Ibogaine
that is said to eradicate substance
abuse in less time than other addic-
tion treatments.

While the drug has not been
approved by the Federal Drug
Administration (FDA) in the US,

the company will be allowed to
administer the drug here according
to the plans laid out by Ibocure,
which were given the thumbs-up by
the Ministry of Health and the Min-
istry of Tourism.

Ibocure's chief marketing officer,
Bonnie Levengood, said the com-
pany chose the Bahamas for its
addiction rehabilitation centre
because of its proximity to the US,
its premier health care system and its
ability to meld the healing process
with a relaxing atmosphere.

The company is considering a
location only feet from the beach in
an area just east of Sandyport. Dr
Puleo said he could not release the
details of the location while the com-

pany was still in talks with the own-
er.

"We want people to feel relaxed,”
said Ms Levengood.

"We are attracting very high-end
people and it will be expensive to
gO, SO We wanted to create an idyllic
location by the ocean so they feel
like they can relax and attract their
friends and family.

"It takes a stressful situation and
makes it relaxed and therapeutic.
We will take a very Zen-like
approach to the development of the
centre which will be a spa-like world
class facility.”

Dr Puleo said investors have
already raised $2million for the start-
up of the facility.

"We need to refurbish the cen-
tre," he said.

He added that the facility will be
able to house at least 15 patients at a
time and will require, nurses, cooks
doctors and a host of other medical
professions.

The Bahamas Investment Author-
ity (BIA) confirmed last week that it
had given the Miami-based medical
tourism provider a green light to
operate in the Bahamas, with the
Ministry of Tourism and the Min-
istry of Health also giving approval.

Ibocure was incorporated last year
and Minister of Tourism Vincent
Vanderpool-Wallace said his office

SEE page 6B

Medical tourism needs Bahamian
investors to help industry grow

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

MEDICAL tourism needs
Bahamian investors to help
the industry grow and keep
the wealth that can be made
in the country, the chief of the
medical pavilion told Tribune
Business yesterday.

Dr Conville Brown said the
country can benefit greatly
from medical tourism, how-
ever, it will take Bahamian
investors to make it pay off
for the Bahamas.

Dr Brown also added that
while he is a proponent for
medical tourism and opening
up the sector to investors, the
burgeoning industry will not
see significant benefits from
large foreign firms that may
funnel a large part of its prof-
its out of the country to its
investors and for other oper-
ational investments.

"Tam for medical tourism
and I started to try to set up a

facility for medical tourism done,"

more than ten years ago," Dr
Brown said. "I think medical
tourism can be very good and

Bahamas by way of hotel

room nights and spending.
"We will get the fringe ben-

efits depending on how it is



DR CONVILLE BROWN

said Dr Brown.

Positive

bring their manpower, own
the facility and bring their
patients, and then they and
the proceeds will all leave the
country. We will be a domicile
with little spin-off benefits
except for the occasional
hotel room."

He added that the Bahamas
is a perfect location for med-
ical tourism because of its
proximity language and pari-
ty of the dollar.

"We have very similar stan-
dards, and we can deliver the
quality,” he said. "This is a
model that ought to be
encourage because it can be a
tremendous benefit to the
Bahamas."

Dr Brown said one year
ago the medical pavilion won
an award from the EU that
was administered by the
Caribbean Export Develop-

ment Agency that allowed
them to export medical care
and establish a medical
tourism model.

"Where we have ended up
is we are now in two coun-
tries in a substantial way,” he
said.

According to him, his com-
pany now manages patients
in Antigua and brings them
to the Bahamas for radiation
therapy.

This sort of medical tourism
that Bahamians can benefit
from and own, said Dr Brown
is how the country can benefit
in a large way from the
instance of medical tourism.

"There are so many spin-
offs," he said. "The only time
you will not see any benefits is
if we don't have significant
Bahamian ownership and we
will have adverse effects.”

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powerful for the country.”

However, he said Bahami-
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accepted as yet and has even
been impeded in one way or
another.

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eign firms who want to bring
medical tourism facilitates
here to the Bahamas will only
provide benefits to the

"It can have a positive
impact on the medial profes-
sion, the economy and the
country as a whole and
Bahamians can benefit be
they professionals as well as
employment opportunities.

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non-participatory manor,
meaning if the typical model
is that *x’ company comes in
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Mining and oil boom propel
investment in Colombia

By NANCY LOPEZ
Associated Press Writer

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP)
— Security gains and capital-
ist-friendly investment rules
are spurring an unprecedent-
ed mining and oil boom in
Colombia, a pro-business out-
post on an increasingly leftist
continent.

Investors are deeming
Colombia well worth the risk
though many parts of the
country where reserves are
being exploited continue to
be plagued by illegal armed
groups. Even a car-bombing
Thursday in the country's cap-
ital just a week into the new
administration "won't be a
problem for foreign invest-
ment,” analyst Roberto Melzi
of Barclays Capital said.

South America's third-
largest oil producer behind
Brazil and Venezuela, Colom-
bia is on track to generate
more than one million barrels
of crude a day by 2012 —
double its production in 2006
— the government says.
State-owned Ecopetrol
accounts for nearly 90 per
cent of today's production.

A full 80 per cent of the
$7.2 billion in direct foreign
investment the country
reaped last year went to
petroleum and mining — with
investment in the latter sec-
tor nearly doubling to $3.1 bil-
lion.

"Companies are looking for
the next big thing — an unex-
plored market — and Colom-
bia has been popping up on
the radar," said analyst
Patrick Esteruelas of Eurasia
Group.

By contrast, neighbouring
Ecuador, the continent's No.
5 oil producer behind
Argentina, got a total of $312
million in foreign investment
in 2009.

Colombia is so bullish on
the foreign investment bonan-
za flourishing under new Pres-
ident Juan Manuel Santos, a
former foreign trade, defense
and finance minister, that the
government is forecasting a
healthy jump in gross domes-
tic product this year — 4.5 per
cent.

Colombia's foreign trade
ministry says it expects
Colombia to attract $10 bil-
lion in foreign investment this
year, approaching the record
$10.6 billion of 2008. The
influx has so flooded Colom-
bia with dollars that the US
currency has lost 12 per cent
of its value this year against
the Colombia peso.

While Venezuela and
Ecuador have alienated many
energy investors by rewriting
oil contracts — increasing
royalties and taxes so much
that many multinationals
pulled out — Colombia's out-
going president, Alvaro
Uribe, offered strong incen-



OIL WORKERS near Ecopetrol's drilling platform in Nueva Castilla,
Colombia. South America's third-largest oil producer behind Brazil and
Venezuela, Colombia is on track to generate more than one million bar-
rels of crude a day by 2012, double the production from 2006, the gov-
ernment says. State-owned Ecopetrol accounts for nearly 90 per

cent of today's production.

tives.

"Colombia is one of the few
countries in Latin America
essentially that offers ironclad
contractual guarantees over
periods of 20 years," Esteru-
elas said.

During Uribe's eight years
in office, which ended August
7, Colombia's known oil
reserves rose 22 per cent to
1.9 billion barrels with pro-
duction jumping 45 per cent.

Colombia also has been the
continent's No. 1 coal pro-
ducer for 39 years running.

It is increasingly competing
for mining investment with
Peru and Chile, historically
safer bets due not just to
proven reserves of gold, cop-
per and other minerals but
also greater political stabili-
ty.

Only about five million
(19,000 square miles) of
Colombia's 114 million
hectares (440,000 square
miles) have been explored,
said Mario Ballesteros, the
director of its Institute of
Geology and Mining, though
40 per cent of the country is
legally off-limits due to nat-
ural reserves and environ-
mentally sensitive regions.

Even before Uribe took
office, investors considered
the country's gold reserves
especially promising. Colom-
bia is Latin America's fifth-
largest producer.

"It's only now that you're
seeing the product of people's
investigation coming through
in the form of feasibility stud-

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ies and project development,”
said William Tankard, an ana-
lyst with GMFS, a London-
based precious metals con-
sultancy firm.

Last year, Greystar
Resources Ltd., a Canadian
mining company, projected it
could extract from the Angos-
tura deposit in the northeast-
ern state of Santander a total
of 511,000 ounces of gold —
worth up to $611 million at
today's prices — and 2.3 mil-
lion ounces of silver. In its 16
years operating in Colombia,
Greystar has invested $140







million.

South African miner Ang]l-
oGold Ashanti Ltd., mean-
while, has invested $159 mil-
lion in Colombia since 2002
and believes it may have
unearthed a monster mine, La
Colosa, that could generate
800,000 ounces of gold annu-
ally, said Ivan Malaver, a
company spokesman.

Both projects have run into
regulatory hurdles, however,
as people who live near the
gold deposits object to the
planned use of cyanide in
open pit operations in both
La Colosa and Angostura.
They fear contamination of
local water supplies.

"Colombia has to weigh the
long term, maintaining the
country's biodiversity and vast
water resources, with the
short term, which is the issue
of mining,” said Manuel
Rodriguez, Colombia's first

environment minister from
1994-98.

La Colosa alone would
require the removal of
600,000 tons of earth daily to
extract the gold fragments dis-
persed underneath the sur-
face — meaning 90,000 tons
of cyanide and 250,000 liters
(66,000 gallons) of water per
hour to distill the precious
metal.

Still, it's never been a better
time to be in the gold busi-
ness. The precious metal's
price has reached unprece-
dented heights, now selling
for more than $1,200 an
ounce.

What Colombia's invest-
ment boosters don't like to
dwell on, however, are ques-
tions of security.

The country's nearly half-
century-old conflict with left-
ist rebels still simmers and
sometimes boils over, espe-



cially in rural areas where
mining and energy explo-
ration tend to occur.

Historically, Colombia's
illegal armed groups have
exacted "war taxes" from
mining and oil producers.
Those that refused were
attacked.

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J C Penney cuts outlook

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
AP Retail Writer

NEW YORK (AP) —J C
Penney Co. cut its profit out-
look for the rest of the year, a
sign of jitters that Americans,
still stinging from the reces-
sion and worried about jobs,
aren't going to spend more
any time soon.

The reduced outlook came
Friday as Penney reported a
second-quarter profit as it
benefited from tight invento-
ry controls and exclusive
store-label brands. Shares fell
90 cents, or 4.7 per cent, to
close at $19.82 after hitting a
52-week low of $19.79 earlier
in the session.

Myron Ullman III, J C Pen-

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ney's chairman and CEO, told
analysts during a conference
call Friday that while earlier
in the year retailers recog-
nised they wouldn't be able
to rely on the “consumer
economy" to drive business,
now he says it could be a
"drag" given the slowdown
and Penney's will have to
work even harder to woo
shoppers to buy in the final
months of 2010.

Ullman said J C Penney’s
shoppers, who are primarily
middle income, are bearing
the biggest brunt of the econ-
omy's woes as they grapple
with tight credit, job losses
and a protracted housing
slump.

"Our customer tends to be
more urban, more ethnic and
more impacted by the econo-
my than many others in the
overall retail landscape,” Ull-
man said.

With Penney a bit more
concerned about consumer
spending than earlier in the
year when it ordered fall and
holiday goods, Ullman said
that the chain will look "very
carefully" at revising inven-
tory levels for the rest of the
year, though he doesn't see
any major issues yet.

Penney, based in Plano,
Texas, earned $14 million, or
six cents per share, in the
three months ended July 31.
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$1 million, or break-even per
share, in the same quarter last
year.

The second-quarter 2010
results included a charge of
about five cents per share
related to a debt buyback
completed in May.

Revenue was $3.94 billion,
down 0.1 per cent from a year
ago. Revenue at stores open
at least a year rose 0.9 per
cent compared with a year
ago. The measure is a key
indicator of a retailer's health
because it includes sales at
existing stores while exclud-
ing sales at newly opened
locations.

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Thomson Reuters expected
five cents per share on rev-
enue of $4 billion.

After a surprise pickup in

overall consumer spending
earlier in the year, most retail-
ers have seen a slowdown
since April as the economic

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recovery is stalling and the
job market remains stagnant.

With shoppers watching
their spending, any sales gains
are coming at the expense of
other retailers. Department
stores, in particular, are fight-
ing a fierce battle for con-
sumer dollars in which Pen-
ney appears to be falling
short.

To lure shoppers into their
stores, Penney and its rivals
like Kohl's Corp. and Macy's
Inc. have been adding more
exclusive fashions.

This month, Penney
became the only US retailer
to sell Liz Claiborne and Clai-
borne women's wear, except
the Isaac Mizrahi-designed
Liz Claiborne New York
brand, which went to QVC.
Ullman said that so far the
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CUSTOMERS are seen in the main entrance of the new J C Penney store in the Manhattan Mall during the grand opening in New York. Tight
inventory controls and exclusive store label brands pushed J C Penney Co. into profitability in the second quarte. But the department store

offered cut its profit outlook because of the uncertain economy.

FROM page 4B

consumer reception.

This fall, Penney will
become the only department
store selling MNG by Man-
go, a European clothing

Penney said Friday that it
expects revenue at stores
open at least a year to be up
two per cent to three per cent
in the current quarter. Total
sales should increase one per-
centage point less, which
means anywhere from one to

two per cent, because Penney
stopped publishing its Big
Book catalogs.

For the current quarter,
earnings per share should be
in the range of 16 cents to 20
cents. Analysts had expected
24 cents per share.

brand, a big coup as fast-fash-
ion players have been a big
threat to department stores.

Penney said back-to-school
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Uproar and Supergirl by Nes-
tle and exclusive styles such
as Olsenboye and RS by
Sheckler. The strongest sellers
were in men's clothing and
women's accessories during
the second quarter, the chain
said.

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taking a toll.

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in July revenue at stores open
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All students and prospective students
of the University of the West Indies
Dental School, St. Augustines Campus,
Trinidad and Tobago:

Please beadvisedthatuponcompletion
of the program leading to Doctor of
Dental Surgery, The Bahamas Dental

Council requires that graduates
complete a one year Internship or
General Practice Residency program.
Additionally, all applicants for
registration and licensure in The
Bahamas must successfully pass a
licensure examination approved by
The Bahamas Dental Council.



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For the year, Penney
expects earnings per share to
be between $1.40 per share
and $1.50 per share. Analysts
expect $1.54. In May, Penney
had said it expected $1.64 for
the full year.















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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
SECURITIES COMMISSION OF THE BAHAMAS

The Securities Commission of Tha Bahamas, a statulory agency respancila for ihe oversight,
suparvision and ragulation of the Invesimant Funds, Securities and Capital Martats in or from The
Bahamas, as well as the supervision of Financial and Corporate Service Providers, invites applications
fram qualified Bahamians for the following position

Manager — Monitoring Department

Responsibilities:

This new department wil incorporate both the on-site and off-site inspection functions and the duties
currantly established for ihe Manager, Markel Surveillance and the Manager, Inspectians. Initially, the
Succeséful appheant will be resconsible for the Inepecians Deparment and will creale a work plan for the
development and implementation of the new Monitoring Department, and will alc

+ Oversee the monitoring of actvities of regulated participants and products of the investment

Invesiment Funds “cl, 2003, Seounties Industry Act, 1999 and the Financzal and Corporate
Service Providers Ac

Monitor and advise Managenient of developments in IFRS that afect the Acts and Regulations
governing the Gommissian

Aeview annual and interim finance haports of rejistranis and boansess

Plan and supervise the inspections of licensegs, registrants and others ragulated by Tha
Cammissian

Ensure compliance with prudential requirements

Prepare stale reports

CMErsee and supenige dapariment slat

Update policies and pronadures as raquirad

Perform other administrate functions relative to good management of the department

Key Skills:

* ell dewelaped analytical thinking and pmblen-saiving skill

* A consistent high degres of accuracy that leads io the composition of clear, concise reports and analyses
Strang quantitate skills. that can be applied fo assessing financial nsk anc developing nis& management
policies
Shang wrillen and oral Gorneurecelion abl
Excallen| inlenpenanal skills
Famiiority with databases is receceary
cnowiadge of securities legislation and jhe general financial sector requlaion) amvironment is an asset
Strang organizational skis
Proficiency in Microso® Office products (Word, Acvanoed Expel, Access, etc.

Qualifications and Experience:
* Qualified Accountant, Chartered Finandal Analyst or equivalent or post graduabe degree in finance
Management, accounting of DuBINGES
«Beers experience in financial services aupervigion of 8 years emecuiive management in finandal services

4A comemtiive salary and benefils are being offered, Interested persons shoukl submil applications in
writing marked “Private and Confidential’ ta:

MAKAGER - HUMAN RESOURCES
SECURITIES COMMISSION OF THE BAHAMAS
P.O. BOX N-847
NASSAU, BAHAMAS
Fax: 356-7530
E-Mail: infogtech.gov.bs

Applications should be submitted no later than August 18, 2010



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NOTICE
Notice is hereby given of the loss of Bahamas
Government Registered Stock Certificate as follows:

Certificate No. | Maturity Date | Amount
68220 2023 $110,500

We intend to apply to the Registrar to issue a replacement
certificate. If this certiicate is found, please write to:
P.O. Box SS-19159, Nassau, NP, The Bahamas.

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The Bahamas Electricity Corporation

Tender

The Bahamas Electricity Corporation invites
Tenders for the services described below

Bidders are required to collect packages from the
Corporation's Administrative Offica, Blue Hill & Tucker Roads
Contact; Ms, Charlene Smith at telephone 302-1158

Submissions should be marked as follows:

Tender No. 725/10

Wilson City Road Construction
Central Abaco, Bahamas

Tenders are to be addressed to:
fir. Kevin Basden
General Manager
Bahamas Electricity Corporation
Executive Offices - Blue Hill & Tucker Roads
Nassau, Bahamas

Deadline for delivery to BEC:
3” September, 2010
no later than 4:00 p.m.

The Corporation reserves the right to accept

Addiction rehab

facility could
open in 2011

Travel Consultants

Travel Management Company
has openings for experienced
Travel Consultants

Successful candidates must have
a minimum of 3 years experience in a
travel management/travel agency environment.

Ideal candidates should have experience using a
major global distribution system (GDS) preferably
Sabre; they should be highly service, sales, and
customer oriented with a proven track record
of converting enquiries into bookings. Experience
selling cruises, tours and other travel products is
essential.

A competitive compensation package (base salary
and incentive payment) commensurate
with experience is offered.

Please send application letter and
résumé by August 31, 2010
to hr@going-places.tv

FROM page 1B

has "very much" been a part
of the development of Ibo-
cure’s movement into the
Bahamas as a medical tourism
provider.

The tourism ministry's roll
in the development of Ibo-
cure will be that of promoting
the business in the context of
the destination itself.

"The ministry will play a
promotional roll,” said Mr
Vanderpool-Wallace.

Mr Vanderpool-Wallace
also revealed that there is a
second medical tourism firm
being vetted, and other inter-
ested parties are in the
pipeline.

"There is one that is close
to approval, and a couple oth-
ers we have had conversations
with that need to be modified
before we can go forward,"
he said.

Medical tourism has been
talked about for years in the
Bahamas and has been an
unorganised, unsolicited part
of the tourism package
offered by the country.

Doctors Hospital recently
received the Joint Commis-
sion International (JCI)
accreditation that almost
immediately prompted calls
from international institutions
inquiring about opportunities
in the Bahamas for medical
tourism.

The hospital's CEO,
Charles Sealy, said it had
been engaged in medical
tourism even before the JCI
accreditation, but added that
this will substantially validate
the BISX-listed institution as
one that meets international
standards and follows the lat-
est US clinical guidelines.

Doctors Hospital is the first
institution to receive JCI
accreditation in the
Caribbean region, and with
this "joins an elite group of
few hospitals worldwide
which have passed JCI's strin-
gent clinical quality stan-
dards".

According to Mr Sealy, the
accreditation gives Doctors
Hospital an opportunity to
expand its medical tourism
explorations, which current-
ly focuses primarily on out-
patient surgical procedures.

And he believes Doctors
Hospital can offer those ser-
vices at competitive rates with
comparable accommodations,
while leveraging the allure of
the Bahamas as a destination.

"Within this time we have
heard from five institutions,
who called to inquire about
the opportunities for medical
tourism, and so we are look-
ing at other opportunities
where we can invite people
to our shores to be able to
receive good health care in
our country,” said Mr Sealy.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ALIDIEU BRAZELA of GENERAL
DELIVERY, LOWER BOGUE, ELEUTHERA, 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 9th day of August, 2010 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

or reject any or all proposals
For all inquires regarding the lenders and site visits, contact
Mr, Michael Wilson at telephone 302-1209

We thank all applicants for their interest;
however, only short-listed candidates
will be contacted.



ROYAL FIDELITY

Monoy at Work

Cy LON TAL
A Financial & Corporate Services Provider firm based in Nassau
is seeking to recruit a highly competent individual for the following
position:

ADMINISTRATOR

Applicants will be required to possess the following:

BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:
FRIDAY, 13 AUGUST 2010
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,525.15 | CHG -0.40 | %CHG -0.03 | YTD -40.23 | YTD % -2.57
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$ P/E
0.250
0.050
0.598

-0.877
0.168
0.055
1.408
0.511
0.422
0.111
0.627

-0.003
0.168
0.720
0.366
0.000
0.407
0.952
0.156

Securit y
AML Foods Limited
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank ($1)
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean Bank
Focol (S)
Focol Class B Preference
ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson 9.95 9.95 0.00
Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00
BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES - (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)
Security Symbol Last Sale Change Daily Vol. Interest
Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029) BAH29 99.46 0.00 6.95%
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 5 7%
Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) + FBB15 100.00 0.00 Prime + 1.75%
RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd. (OQver-The-Counter Securities)
52wk-Low Symbol Bid Ask % Last Prive Daily Wel.
7.92 Bahamas Supermarkets 9.42 10.42 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 %

Previous Close Today's Close Change
3.85%
1.88%
5.20%)
0.00%
2.86%)
1.84%
2.70%
1.60%
3.42%
2.69%
5.79%
3.95%
5.84%
3.59%
3.39%
0.00%
4.29%
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8.00%

9.67
5.00
0.24
3.15
2.14
9.62
2.50
5.00
1.97
1.60
5.94
8.75
9.50
3.75
1.00
5.00
9.95
10.00

0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
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0.00
0.00
0.00
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5.00
0.24
3.15
2.17
11.11
2.50
6.72
1.97
1.90
6.07
8.90
9.74
5.03
1.00
5.59

5.00
0.24
3.15
2.17
11.11
2.50
6.72
1.93
1.90
6.07
8.90
9.74
5.01
1.00
5.59

* Minimum of 1 year experience in the Corporate
Services field

* Knowledge of Microsoft Applications

* Excellent written and oral communication skills

« Good Interpersonal and organizational skills

* Self-motivated and team player

Qualified Candidates
should send their Resumes by: August 31% 2010
Fax to (242) 326-0723 or by email to:

YEdgecombe@ajkbah.com

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64.1

52wk-Low
99.46
100.00
100.00
100.00
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19 October 2017
19 October 2022
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Notice to
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Applicants for Fall 2010

29.00 ABDAB
0.40 RND Holdings

4.540
0.002

0.000
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9.03
261.90

52wk-Low Fund Name NAV 3MTH NAV 6MTH NAV Date







1.4387 CFAL Bond Fund 1.4825 3.04% 6.96% 1.460225 1.438700 30-Jun-10

2.9265 2.8266 CFAL MSI Preferred Fund 2.9101 0.80% 0.19% 2.902023 2.906145 31-Jul-10
1.5451 1.4817 CFAL Money Market Fund 1.5451 2.52% 4.28% 1.528885 1.512735 30-Jul-10 :
3.2025 2.8522 Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund 28216 -9.47% 9.40% 31-Jul-10 All current and new students are advised
13.6388 13.0484 Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund 13.4110 0.33% 3.32% 30-Jun-10 * - . .
109.3929 101.6693 CFAL Global Bond Fund 109.3929 5.20% 7.60% 107.570620 103.987340 30-Jun-10 that the new Fall 2010 Financial Aid appli-
105.7795 93.1998 CFAL Global Equity Fund 100.1833 -1.52% 3.56% 105.779543 101.725415 30-Jun-10 : : : :
1.1223 4.0000 FG Financial Preferred Income Fund 1.1223 2.98% 5.25% 31-Jul-10 cation form is now available online at
1.0917 1.0000 FG Financial Growth Fund 1.0761 0.76% 5.35% 31-Jul-10
1.1198 1.0000 FG Financial Diversified Fund 1.1198 2.67% 5.53% 34-Jul-10 www.cob.edu.bs and at all College loca-
9.5955 9.1005 Royal Fidelity Bah Intl Investment Fund Principal . . . . .

Protected TIGRS, Series 1 9.5955 2.71% 5.96% 31-Jul-10 tions. The deadline for Financial Aid
11.2361 10.0000 Royal Fidelity Bah Intl Investment Fund Principal * . . . . +

Prolected TIGRS, Series 2 10.3734 3.69% 3.38% 31-Jul-10 applications, including the submission of
10.0000 9.3299 Royal Fidelity Bah Intl Investment Fund Principal .

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Protected TIGRS, Series 3 9.3648 -6.35% -6.35% 31-Jul-10 supporting documents, has been extended

7.9664 4.8105 — Royal Fidelity Int'l Fund - Equities Sub Fund 7.5997 -1.52% 11.83% 31-Jul-10
MARKET TERMS

to 4:00 p.m. on 18th August, 2010.

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00
52wk-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
(S) - 4-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007
($1) - 3-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 7/11/2007
TO TRADE CALL: CFAL 242-502-7010 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 | FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 | COLONIAL 242-502-7525

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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

For more information, contact:
Office of Financial Aid, Oakes Field Campus,
Tel: (242) 302-4371
or email: financialaid@cob.edu.bs





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MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010, PAGE 7B

AN EMPLOYEE of Korean Air walks past a logo at the Korean Air ticketing counter at Gimpo airport in Seoul, South Korea. Korean Air, South Korea's biggest airline, said Friday it sank to a loss in the second
quarter as a weak won swelled its fuel costs.

Korean Air sinks to loss
in Q2 as fuel bill rises

By SANGWON YOON

Associated Press Writer

SEOUL, South Korea
(AP) — Korean Air, South
Korea's biggest airline, said
Friday it sank to a loss in the
second quarter as a weak won
swelled its fuel costs.

The carrier lost 233.1 bil-
lion won ($192 million) in the
three months ended June 30
compared with a profit of 78.5
billion won a year earlier.
Sales surged 36.7 per cent to

2.84 trillion won.

Shares in the airline, which
released earnings before the
stock market closed, rose 2.5
per cent to 76,900 won as its
operating profit — seen as a
direct indicator of business
performance — more than
doubled.

Korean Air said its fuel bill
increased by 30 per cent from
a year earlier to 865 billion
won amid higher jet fuel
prices and a 3.5 per cent fall
in the won against the dollar

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on average during the quar-
ter.

But the airline expects to
return to profit in the third
quarter because passenger
numbers are recovering from
the global recession and the
won has strengthened.

Operating profit — seen as
a direct indicator of business
performance before taxes,
dividends, asset sales and oth-
er items are figured into net
profit or loss — surged more
than twofold to 352.1 billion

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

SECURITIES COMMISSION OF THE BAHAMAS

won from 127.3 billion won
last year.

Korean Air, the world's
biggest international air cargo
carrier, said its airfreight busi-
ness improved in the second
quarter as exports of liquid
crystal displays, semiconduc-
tors and cell phones
increased.

Cargo to Europe more
than doubled and nearly dou-
bled to North America and
Japan during the three
months.

(AP Photo)

NOTICE

ESSO NIGERIA HOLDING ONE
(OFFSHORE VENTURES) LIMITED

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137 (8)
of the International Business Companies Act
2000, notice is hereby given that the above-
named Company has been dissolved and
struck off the Register pursuant to a Certificate
of Dissolution issued by The Registrar General
on the 15th day of January, A.D., 2010.

Dated the 13th day of August, A.D., 2010.

Carol G. Gray
Liquidator of
ESSO NIGERIA HOLDING ONE
(OFFSHORE VENTURES) LIMITED



The Winterbotham Trust Company Limited
Winterbotham Place - P.O. Box N-3026 - Marlborough & Queen Streets

Nassau - The Bahamas

Te (1-242) 356-44 = Fane (1-242) 2
E-mail: nagsauiaiwinterbotham.com — Website: wow. winterbotham.com

The Securiies Commision of The Bahamas (the Commission), a statutory agency responsible for
the cversighl, supervision and regulation of the investment funds, securilas and capital markets in ar
from The Bahamas. a3 well 23 the supervision of Financtal and Corporade Service Providers, invites
applications from qualified Bahamians for the following position:

Senior Field Examiner

Responsibilities:

* Plan and conduct interviews and on-site inspections of entities licensed of registered by the
Commission
Prepare examinalion reports to Licensees and Registrants
Monitor and follow up with Licensees and Registrants to ensure satisfactory resolution of
breaches identified during inspections
Review and analyze financial statements of lissnsées and registrars
Assist wilh investigations of regulated and unregulated securities, mutual funds and capital
market parikipants
Monitor developments in IFRS

Competancias:
* Excellent organization, oral and written communication skils
«Ability to work well with a team
+ Analytical thinker, achievement onented
* Proficient in computer sails (Microsoft Office applcabens, particularly Word and Excal)

Qualfications and Experience:
* Qualified Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst or equivalent or post graduate degree in
finance, Management, accounting oF business.
* 3-5 years audit experience with Private Indusiry or Public Accounting Firm
« Knowledge of the Securities Industry

A competitive salary and benefits are being offered. Interested persons should suomi applications in
writing marked “Private and Confidential to:

MANAGER = CORPORATE AFFAIRS
SECURITIES COMMISSION OF THE BAHAMAS
P. 0. BOX N-8347
HASSAU, BAH ANAS
Fax: 366-7630
E-Mail: infoitech.geov.bs

Applications should be received no later than August 18, 2010

JOB OPPORTUNITY

The Winterbotham Trust Company Limited is looking to fill the pesition of Corporate
Adaiinistrat

In this challenging position you will be responsible for but not limited to the following tasks:

Incorporation of International Business Companies and Ordinary Companies
Administration of International Business Companies and Ordinary Companies
Liaising with the Registrar General’s Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
Registrar of Insurance Companies, The Central Bank of The Bahamas, The Inspector
of Financial and Corporate Service Providers and various consulates

Ensuring the accuracy of banking and administrative statements of account before
dispatch to clients

Conducting comprehensive Annual file reviews

Know Your Customer (Due Diligence) documentation collection

Opening of bank and administrative accounts

The successful applicant must have the following qualifications:

Knowledge of the processes associated with the incorporation and ongoing
administration of Intemational Business Companies and Ordinary Companies

Basic knowledge of the Legislation governing Intemational Business Companies,
Ordinary Companies and Financial and Corporate Service Providers.

Knowledge of the process associated with legalization of documents

Knowledge of requirements for completing the Know Your Customer (Due
Diligence} process

Computer literate (MS Office products)

Strong organization and communication skills

Ability to analyze client financial needs to provide solutions with products andor
services offered by the company

Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese an asset but not required

Applications/resume should be seat by e-mail to nasau(@winterbotham.com
Under reference “Corporate Administrator”
ABSOLUTELY NO TELEPHONE [INQUIRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED
Persons not meeting the above requirement need not apply

Deadline for applications Friday, August 20,2010



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SST
Mining and oil boom propel investment in Colombia

FROM page 3B

In 2001 alone, the 480-mile
Cano Limon pipeline was hit
by 170 acts of sabotage
blamed on rebels. The attacks
were curbed beginning in
2002 under Uribe, when
Colombian military units
began guarding the pipeline,
said Mauricio Tellez,
spokesman for state-owned
Ecopetrol, which operates the
pipeline.

But not all the protection
is by legally constituted forces.

"The recent mining boom
— exploration and exploita-
tion activities — has been
accompanied by the arrival of
illegal security groups,” said
Ariel Avila, a researcher at
the Nuevo Arco Iris think
tank.

Avila said he has found in
field studies over the last two
years that illegal armed
groups linked to far-right mili-
tias and leftist rebels are pro-
viding security for oil compa-
nies in several regions, espe-
cially in the southeastern
states of Meta and Guaviare.

He would not name the oil
companies, for his own secu-
rity.

Companies operating or
exploring in Meta and
Guaviare include Canadian-
owned Pacific Rubiales,
Exxon Mobil Corp., Brazil-
ian-owned Petrobras, and

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Colombia, unlike many of its
neighbours, was forced to pro-
vide so many tax incentives

and regulatory sweeteners
was precisely because they
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insecurity,” Esteruelas said.
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as in the lowlands of the
southern state of Putumayo
— both areas of continued
rebel activity.

"In areas that are consid-
ered a high risk, like in the
border regions with
Venezuela and Ecuador, mil-
itary forces will accompany
oil operators,” said Armando
Zamora, regulator for the
National Agency of Hydro-
carbons.

Just last year, he said, the
Revolutionary Armed Forces
of Colombia, or FARC,
burned some trucks and tried
intimidating workers during
an oil operation in the south-
ern state of Putumayo, which
borders Ecuador.

He wouldn't detail the inci-
dent.

To Rodriguez, the former
environmental minister, the
intimidation, violence and
extortion are simply the price
of doing business in Colom-
bia.

After all, he said, major
coal operations began in
Colombia during the peak of
its conflict.

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violence hasn't been the
biggest difficulty for outside
companies,” Avila said. "The
biggest difficulty was that they
didn't know the region. And
now that they've done pre-
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How far can the media
go in search of truth?

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

he recent disclosures

about the “unautho-

rised” activities at

Nygard Cay, Simms

Point, Lyford Cay, is a
blatant display of the limitations of
mass media to fully live up to the
ideal held so dearly by many in the
public.

Peter Nygard is mostly described
as the flamboyant Canadian fashion
tycoon in the mass media. His main-
stream narrative is constructed by
qualifiers, such as foreign investor,
second-home owner, Bahamian
employer, marketer of destination
Bahamas, and philanthropist.

But what of the other narratives?
There are those — millionaire neigh-
bours, high-power attorneys and
government officials included - who
accuse him of being a chronic flouter
of the law.

Just last week, Vincent Vander-
pool Wallace, Minister of Tourism,
and Earl Deveaux, Minister of the
Environment, confirmed that
Nygard Cay operates with no hotel
license and no commercial license. It
is claimed that he has done so for
years in full view of the Bahamian
authorities and the entire world. Tri-
bune sources also claim he pays no
hotel room tax, although on some
websites his luxury home is adver-
tised for resort rental at a rate of
over $40,000 per day.

There is politics behind his por-
trayal, because people with money
and power can control their image;
in fact they survive and thrive based
on how they manage their image.
And they can create a legitimising
environment to establish themselves
as credible. People with less money
and less power do the same thing,
but with a diminished effect.

Mr Nygard is legitimised by many
constructs, such as the allure of his
fantasy Robinson Crusoe home that
is frequented by Nassau’s perceived
“elite”, and anyone else with a good-
looking face. He throws a “wicked”
party and he can throw down a pret-
ty penny to sponsor a national sport-
ing federation, or some organisation
suiting his tastes. He opens his doors
to the Bahamian advertising and
marketing industry for countless
photo shoots and special events.

For years he has been legitimised
in the media and by the media, hav-
ing been quoted as a credible author-
ity on anything from the Bahamian
tax system to the tourism industry.

At the same time, government
officials have consistently neglected
to mention what has now come to
light: their claims that he operates in
several instances outside the bound-
aries of a law in which most Bahami-
ans are confined.

This “other” narrative rarely
makes the front pages of the news-
papers, or the glossy magazines,
because without information from
a reliable source willing to go on the
record, or to be quoted anonymous-
ly to suggest a contrary nature, an
uninformed journalist will almost
always go with the mainstream por-
trayal of a public figure. And an
informed journalist consciously
chooses a particular representation.

Clearly, this creates a limited view

Tee ey

VINCENT VANDERPOOL WALLACE

of reality, but such is the nature of
how journalism works. Many peo-
ple hold the expectation that jour-
nalists should seek out the absolute
truth; journalists should show the
true picture. If they critically
analysed the media industry, they
might not hold such a naive and lofty
ideal. If they understood how to
question, evaluate, comprehend and
use the media, they might be able
to see it for what it is and for what it
is not.

There is a reason journalists talk
about writing “stories” or working
an “angle.” The representations of
reality that bear themselves on the
pages of newspapers and in the
images of a television broadcast are
simply constructs of reality; they are
angles. Understanding them as any-
thing different is to be drawn into
an illusion; to conflate the opinions
of a few with absolute truth.

The way in which Mr Nygard is
typically represented in the main-
stream media, locally and interna-
tionally, is a perfect example of why
media literacy should be considered
as essential as reading, writing and
“knowing oneself” in this informa-
tion age.

In today’s society we are bom-
barded with millions of media mes-
sages that are saturated with politi-
cally-loaded information. People
must be able to read beyond the
hype of headlines; they must be able
to critically engage the views of
sources that use hyperbolic language
and exaggerations to shape percep-
tion.

It is unfortunate that Mr Nygard is
a perfect case study of my point,
although I am not accusing him of
anything. That needs to be said
because the limitations of the pub-
lishing profession are also such that
you only accuse based on what you
can prove.

My point is, public figures have
multiple identities, some are specu-
lative, some are mainstreamed and
others are accusations yet to be test-
ed in court. In all cases, there are
reasons why certain representations
are portrayed in the news and others
are not.

Simply put, facts lend themselves
to interpretation and manipulation.

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Law professionals know this very
well, particularly those in litigation.
For example, when a jury rules affir-
matively on the “facts” of a case pre-
sented by the prosecution that only
makes the evidence presented by
the prosecution “facts” in the
defined system of law.

However, the defence can contin-
ue to purport a different set of
“facts” all the way to the final court
of appeal, and beyond. And on
appeal, a different set of jurors or
judges, holding different views,
expressing different opinions, could
very well validate those original
“non-truths” as facts, after the initial
fact.

Haiti is a country that knows well
the power of media representations.
Is it a fact that voodoo is devil wor-
ship? Is it a fact that Haiti is the
poorest country in the Western
hemisphere, or is there an underly-
ing and popularly accepted value
judgment on the meaning of
African-rooted spirituality and
poverty.

In the media, Haiti by default is
referred to as the poorest country
in the Western hemisphere. It may
very well be so, but there is a choice
to represent it as such.

Media professionals could very
well refer to Haiti as the first free
black republic in the western world,
or the first country in the Western
hemisphere to abolish slavery, or
use no qualifier at all. These titles
might not be as society-conforming,
but imagine the different level of
consciousness they would create of
Haiti, particularly over time.

As a journalist I see this repeat-
edly. The media does more to rein-
force destructive stereotypes and
feed populous rage than it does to
effect real positive change, or even to
truly educate.

I wrote a story about investment
opportunities in Haiti, after an inter-
view with the Haitian Ambassador.
Here I was thinking, Bahamians, in
their capitalist world view, would be
happy to hear the inside scoop on
how to make money off the Haitian
people they love to denigrate; they
would be interested to know there
was a way to benefit financially from
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than just emotionally from philan-
thropy.

This story enraged some Bahami-
ans, who expressed their views in
the comments section of the online
version of the story. One reader,
who identified himself as Jerome,
called the Ambassador a “joke”, say-
ing Bahamians have invested enough
in the Haitian people.

He continued with the usual litany
about Haitians taking over the coun-
try and draining our resources.
Another reader, who was identified
as “Bahamian with no Haitian ties”
spoke about rounding up Haitians
and sending them home.

That story accomplished little by
way of education, because many
used it as an opportunity to express
their preconceived notions and pre-
existing insecurities. The story end-
ed up feeding populous rage over
immigration. This is the norm, not
the anomaly.

I see this happen over and over
again. Many in the profession will
disagree, but the media often rein-
forces entrenched views, more than
it plants seeds of consciousness.
More often than not, the media mar-
ginalises the views of people who
are outside the circle of established
authority.

Individuals in the media business,
and probably the profession as a
whole, do not necessarily seek to do
these things deliberately, but invari-
ably they happen. Invariably, politi-
cians set the news agenda; the eco-
nomic elite set the business agenda;
the police set the crime agenda, and
the Bahamas Christian Council sets
the moral agenda.

Only in landmark instances does
the profession actually live up to its
journalistic ideal. By and large, this is
the daily impact: people get an inflat-
ed sense of reality; reader percep-
tions are shaped based on the per-
sonal agendas of sources; and stereo-
types, mainly the destructive ones,
are reinforced.

I am a journalist, and I say this
with a great respect for my profes-
sion, but I also understand the limi-
tations we face, and I believe in
media literacy, because I don’t
believe we should kid ourselves or
the people we serve about the inher-



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ent limitations and structural
inequities in the system we operate
within.

Take the following for example:
Who profited from the sale of thou-
sands of acres of private land in
order to create a BNT managed
national park? Even if my sources
are correct, this story will likely nev-
er see the light of day, even though I
believe the public would be well
within its right to ask for full disclo-
sure about a possible conflict of
interest.

What of claims that some Ameri-
can travel agents benefited finan-
cially from the Tourism Fly Free
promotion by charging their clients
regular rates and allegedly pocketing
the savings from the publicly-funded
promotion? I have sources who
claim this is the case, others who say
not. But this is the Ministry of
Tourism’s flagship promotion, and
powerful interests would push back
on this “angle” so much so, the sto-
ry will probably never make it into
the mainstream media.

The fact is, in our small and tight-
ly-guarded community, a journalist
would be hard pressed to find pri-
mary evidence or a quotable source.
And those who express these views,
or claim to know the truth, will
invariably be delegitimised by those
with established authority or else
the “reliable source” will slip into
the shadows and pretend they don’t
know you when the chips are down.
The accusations will be dismissed by
those in authority and the story will
be killed.

In this case, the “authority” is not
limited media owners; the primary
gatekeepers of information are the
politicians and civil servants who
claim there are “sinister” forces
operating below the surface, when
some of them are themselves part
and parcel of that force.

Unfortunately, when accusations
are made against powerful people
or interest groups, a higher standard
of proof is applied. In turn, a higher
standard is required to determine
the credibility of a source. Would
the media be less inclined to run
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By CHENGETAI ZVAUYA
Associated Press Writer

HARARE, Zimbabwe
(AP) — Zimbabwe began
selling hundreds of thousands
of carats of rough diamonds
Wednesday that were mined
from an area where human
rights groups say soldiers
killed 200 people, raped
women and forced children
into hard labour.

Heavily armed police and
soldiers guarded top security
vaults built at the main
Harare airport, where several
private jets brought buyers
from Israel, India, Lebanon
and Russia, officials said.

Abbey Chikane, Zimbab-
we monitor of the world dia-
mond control body, certified
the diamonds as ready for sale
on Wednesday, having said
controversy-plagued dia-
monds from two mines in

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eastern Zimbabwe met mini-
mum international standards.
Some 900,000 carats were put
up for auction Wednesday,
the mines ministry said.

Investigators for the world's
diamond control body said
last year that the gems were
mined at the Marange dia-
mond fields by virtual slaves
who had been told to dig or
die, and were smuggled out
by soldiers who raped and
beat civilians.

Process

Yet the Kimberley Process,
the diamond body, said those
gems didn't qualify as "blood
diamonds."

Human Rights Watch says
children as young as 10 were
forced to work up to 11 hours
a day in the Marange dia-
mond fields with no pay or
reward. The organisation said

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least 300 children were still
working there as of February
2009.

Zimbabwe's mines ministry
accuses human rights groups
of "peddling falsehoods" over
rights violations.

No estimated value was giv-
en for stones, although unof-
ficial estimates range up to $2
billion, a massive boost for
Zimbabwe's ailing economy
and representing about one-
third of the southern African
country's national debt.

The eastern alluvial dia-
mond fields were uncovered
in 2006 and are estimated to
be able to meet one-fourth of
the world’s demand for dia-
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UK doctors: New superbug
gene could spread widely

LONDON (AP) — People
travelling to India for med-
ical procedures have brought
back to Britain a new gene
that allows any bacteria to
become a superbug, and sci-
entists are warning this type
of drug resistance could soon
appear worldwide.

Though already widespread
in India, the new superbug
gene is being increasingly
spotted in Britain and else-
where. Experts warn the
booming medical tourism
industries in India and Pak-
istan could fuel a surge in
antibiotic resistance, as
patients import dangerous
bugs to their home countries.

The superbug gene, which
can be swapped between dif-
ferent bacteria to make them
resistant to most drugs, has
so far been identified in 37
people who returned to the
UK after undergoing surgery
in India or Pakistan.

The resistant gene has also
been detected in Australia,
Canada, the US, the Nether-
lands and Sweden. The
researchers say since many
Americans and Europeans
travel to India and Pakistan
for elective procedures like
cosmetic surgery, it was likely
the superbug gene would
spread worldwide.

In an article published
online Wednesday in the jour-
nal Lancet Infectious Dis-
eases, doctors reported find-
ing a new gene, called NDM-
1. The gene alters bacteria,
making them resistant to
nearly all known antibiotics. It
has been seen largely in E.
coli bacteria, the most com-
mon cause of urinary tract

infections, and on DNA struc-
tures that can be easily copied
and passed onto other types
of bacteria.

The researchers said the
superbug gene appeared to
be already circulating widely
in India, where the health sys-
tem is much less likely to
identify its presence or have
adequate antibiotics to treat
patients. "The potential of
NDM.-1 to be a worldwide
public health problem is great,
and coordinated internation-
al surveillance is needed," the
authors wrote.

Still, the numbers of peo-
ple who have been identified
with the superbug gene
remains very small.

"We are potentially at the
beginning of another wave of
antibiotic resistance, though
we still have the power to stop
it,” said Christopher Thomas,
a professor of molecular
genetics at the University of
Birmingham who was not
linked to the study. Thomas
said better surveillance and
infection control procedures
might halt the gene's spread.

Thomas said while people
checking into British hospi-
tals were unlikely to
encounter the superbug gene,
they should remain vigilant
about standard hygiene mea-
sures like properly washing
their hands.

"The spread of these multi-
resistant bacteria merits very
close monitoring,” wrote
Johann Pitout of the division
of microbiology at the Uni-
versity of Calgary, Canada, in
an accompanying Lancet
commentary.

Pitout called for interna-

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FROM page 1C

be the case with an accusa-
tion about a group with less
clout?

It is a wonder how the
Nygard story came to light.
In placing random calls to
people listed in the phone
book with Lyford Cay
addresses, I had individuals
hang up the phone on me and
tell me: “I don’t like to be
bothered.” That might very
well be a reasonable view, but
invariably there are those in
society who have their priva-
cy respected and others who
do not.

Those with no access to
power by default have no pri-
vacy. It is common to hear
about certain people in soci-
ety who go through the court
system being successful at
never seeing their picture in
the newspaper, because they
have access to connections
that will ensure they are con-
cealed in one way or another.

Power buys people priva-
cy. Privacy ensures conceal-
ment from the public eye.
Lack of scrutiny by the public

enables people to have more
control over their image; it
gives them more flexibility in
constructing a credible per-
sona and pushing their own
agenda.

I share the ideal of my col-
leagues and the public that
journalism should democra-
tise information; give the peo-
ple ownership over their own
information; call out corrup-
tion; hold people with power
to account; and all of that
good stuff. But I know there is
a big gap between the ideal
we strive for, the reality we
exist in and the reality we
help to construct.

Media literacy is a discus-
sion about managing expec-
tations regarding the media;
understanding the gaps
between the ideal and the
reality; understanding how
people use the media; how it
operates and its limitations.

Politicians love to rail at the
media for sensationalising sto-
ries, but they are the biggest
offenders.

Every time I get a press
release from Bradley Roberts,
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pressed to figure out where
are the facts, what is the real
story here. I estimate as much
as 85 per cent of his press
releases are hyperbole.

Politicians often criticise the
media for using “anonymous
sources”, but the scary reality
is, nowadays the politicians
do so behind the anonymous
cover of blogs, who are
accountable to no one. They
use anonymous websites to
stoke the fire by spreading
innuendoes.

When I use an anonymous
source it does not mean I am
ashamed to use their name
because the source is not
credible. It means the source
is good and reliable but has
asked not to be identified.
That is an annoyance for a
journalist, but completely
understandable given the
nature of our society.

Politicians and civil servants
have access to all of the evi-
dence to prove a lot of the
“big stories.” Some of them
prefer to spread innuendo
instead of giving journalists
the real story and the hard
facts, afraid that they might
be implicated. Some of them
do not like the news organi-
sation a particular journalist
might work for. Others are
too afraid, or might be in
breach of some contractual
obligation to confidentiality.
These are a few of many rea-
sons.

Media literacy would help
to promote a culture of open-
ness, and teach people that
the media is based on the
principle of transparency.

The average news story
contains about 500 words. If
you were to make it longer
than that, you would take a
gamble at whether people
would complete the piece.
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ACTING. Prime
Minister and Minister
of Foreign’ Affairs
Brent Symonette has
ordered all illegal
immigrants residing in
the Bahamas to volun-
tarily leave the coun-
try ... or face immedi-
ate repatriation.

Acknowledging that there
has been a noticeable increase
.in the number of Haitian
migrants attempting to gain
entry illegally into the Bahamas
over the past six months and, in
particular, during the last two
weeks, Mr Symonette said he
wants these persons to know

that if they are caught, they will |

be sent “straight back.”
“We want those persons who

are thinking of coming here. ,

from differént countries, to
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to try and make it to
the Bahamas to know
‘| fully well that'if they
‘| are caught here we will
| send them straight
back. We have demon-
strated that in the past
few weeks: where we
have sent back a sig-
nificant number of per-
sons and that. number
as you are well aware
has increased.
““There are some
who. have only made it
as far as Inagua and they have

been sent back. So we are try-:

ing to say to people that if you
are thinking of coming here to
find a better way of life to

please rethink that. Now for .

those who are here who have

yet to have their status regular-.

ized we have been working
hard on that..But for those who
are here illegally, the conse-
quences will flow,” he said. :
In a statement issued from

the Department of Immigra-—

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NYGARD Cay, the private home of Canadian fashion designer
? Nygard Cay” and “push (Peter) Nygard out of The Bahamas,”

Peter Nygard, is advertised as a “private luxury resort” with no hotel
licence, according to government officials

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Department of Environmental
Health Service are being
blamed for the continuing dis-
cord over waste collection in
Nassau, it was revealed yester-
day.

In response to concems pub-

_ lished in The Tribune last week,
Environment Minister Earl
Deveaux: attributed the prob-
lems experienced to “supply
chain management, scheduling,
worker productivity, fleet man-

SEE page nine

Changes.
being made
to GB school

leadership .

By AVA TURNQUEST.
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ff Reporter
aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

THE Ministry of Education is
‘making changes to the face of .
school leadership in Grand

ahama.

Five public schools:on the
island will be receiving new prin-
cipals this academic year, accord-
ing Education Minister Desmond
Bannister.

With three principals to be
‘transferred and two vice-princi- —
pals promoted, Mr Bannister -

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tricity Corporation’s office after

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said.

Protesting the constant power
outages: that have plagued the

4]. island, Mr Johnson said that after

|... Wednesday’s 16-hour blackout the
community decided that enougti,

SEE page 15

"Claims that ‘forces trying to push’

Peter Nygard out of the Bahamas

: By NOELLE NICOLLS
? Tribune Staff Reporter
: nnicolls@tribunemedia. net

FORCES with an “underhanded agenda” are trying to “discredit

: according to an official spokesperson for the Canadian fashion mogul.

“The facts are ‘that Nygard Cay has obtained all required per-
SEE page two


PAGE 2, MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010

THE TRIBUNE



A SHOWDOWN is expect-
ed to take place tonight at
Cleveland Eneas Primary
School, when the PLP’s
Kennedy constituency office
seeks to ratify the candidate
they would wish to have to rep-
resent them in the next gener-
al election.

The front-runners for the
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to address the constituency
branch when it meets at 7.30pm
and state their case as to why
they are best suited to be the
areas next Member of Parlia-
ment.

While it is rumoured that Mr
Ryan may emerge from the
contest as the probable winner
of the evening as he is alleged
to be “well liked” by the
branch, a source close to the
matter said Mr Smith will not
be “going with out a fight”.

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Front-runners for the PLP Kennedy
candidacy ‘ set to address party branch’

Although this “ratification”
by the branch can only be
viewed as a primary victory for
any one of the political
prospects, it could go a long
way in helping the victor when
they meet with the PLP’s Can-
didate’s Committee who, at the
end of the day, has the final
word.

Initially it was also reported
that the PLP’s treasurer Craig
Butler had displayed an inter-
est in the seat but was over-
looked when Mr Smith
emerged as a possible con-
tender.

Since then, Mr Smith’s prob-
able nomination has come
under fire in recent weeks as
political pundits speculate that
his emergence on the political

scene could have more to do
with cementing the position of
other “would-be leaders” with-
in the party than his own actu-
al nomination.

Naturally this has raised
fears in some quarters among
the party that there could be a
challenge to Perry Christie’s
leadership prior to the 2012
general election.

Having emerged victorious
from a challenge to his leader-
ship at the party’s last national
convention, senior PLPs have
stressed that the PLP cannot
afford to revert to a repeat per-
formance of that time - as Mr
Christie’s focus should now be
placed firmly on defeating the
FNM in 2012.

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i ? mits; has worked within the
i Bahamas building system

i i of every government depart- §
? ment,”
i erty manager at Nygard Cay.

? of Mr Nygard was ready to
? employ more than 200 Bahami-
i ans, and invest between $50 and
: $70 million in the Bahamian |
? economy, “as soon as it gets its
i? promised lease and permits from | F
i the government.”

: Claims that ‘forces trying to puis ee wa

FROM page one

i throughout 20 years of con-
? struction with the full blessing |

said Eric Gibson, prop-

He said the private residence



In a telephone conversation Mr Gibson confirmed that Nygard

Cay has no hotel licence, because the facility is “not in fact a hotel
? and has never purported to be one.”

“Out of 20 years of operation, Nygard Cay was rented seven

i times as a private residence (a practice that is common in the
? Lyford Cay Community): two times as the wedding reception to
i Lyford Cay residents; it has hosted many church groups, charity dri-
i ves, underprivileged children outings and been the venue and the
? centrepiece for countless community service drives such as Ocean
? Watch, to preserve the waters and corals of (the) Bahamas; and ath-
i letic fund raising, such as getting the Golden Girls into the 2000
? Olympics, to name a few,”

said Mr Gibson.
“Nygard Cay has a private residence permit and has always and

? is continuing to operating under residency permit,” he said.

The government has recently accused Mr Nygard of “unautho-

rised” expansions of his property over the seabed at Simms Point,
: Lyford Cay, where his property is located. This is now being inves-
; tigated.

Last month, the Office of the Prime Minister issued a directive

i to Mr Nygard to remove structures erected on the land in question,
? and to reinstate the coastline at Simms Point. All government
i agencies were also advised not to approve any applications for
? construction on the land in question.

Since a fire destroyed much of the property last year, efforts have

? been made to restore the facility. Last month, Mr Nygard expressed
i “frustration” about waiting for various government approvals to
i proceed with his plans to rebuild. He estimated the fire caused “$50
? million worth of investment.”

At the time, it was revealed that expansion plans included a

suspended cable bedroom that lowers into the ocean, a dolphin
: interaction attraction, and a programme allowing guests to visit the
i? property’s $2 million shark tank.

FROM page one Earl Deveaux

i licensed as a commercial prop-
: erty,” said Environment Minis-
i ter Earl Deveaux.

“My involvement and know!-

? edge has to do with enforcement
i with every instance. We have
i always asked them to abide by
? the Physical Planning Bill, the
? Conservation of the Physical
? Landscape of the Bahamas Act,

: where they are required to get
? permits to dredge. Most of the
i dredging, except on one instance,
i has been unauthorised,” said Mr
i Deveaux.

“Nygard has relentlessly

? acquired more land from its orig-
i inal boundaries. Compulsory
i demolition is an option. I think
: that process is unfolding. All of
? the government's options will be
i? reviewed by the Attorney Gen-
i eral's office,” he said.

Documents obtained by The

i Tribune indicate Mr Nygard
i acquired his property in 1984 for
? about $1.7 million. The 3.25 acres
? was registered as a single-family
? residential property, according
i to Tribune sources.

Eric Gibson, property man-

? ager at Nygard Cay, confirmed
i that Nygard Cay has a “private
i residence permit and has always
? and is continuing to operating
: under residency permit.”

He said, Nygard Cay has no

hotel licence, because the facility

is “not in fact a hotel and (we)

: have never purported to be one”,
? and that “Nygard Cay is not con-
? ducting commercial activities.”

Today, the Nygard Cay web-

; site advertises the property as a

“private luxury resort” and a
“unique private residence” with

i the facilities of a resort, which
? include: “replicas of Mayan tem-
: ples, private tennis and volley-
i ball courts, beaches, pool, disco
i club, state-of-the-art home the-
: atre, and 20+ themed cabanas
i for (Mr Nygard), his family and
? many celebrity guests who wish
? to get away for a serene sabbat-

? ical.”

A website promoting unusual

i villa and island rentals states:
? “For only $42,000 in 2008 your
? group of celebrities, executives,
? sports moguls or any person cel-
i ebrating a birthday, anniversary,
i seminar, wedding, or vacation
? can have a trip of a lifetime. Spe-
? cial 4-hour dinners are available
i for $300 per additional person
i above 20 people. Special daily
? rentals in 2008 are $42,000 per
i day for the first 20 people and
i each additional person for a full
i day event will be $500.”

Several websites on the Inter-

net contain similar information
? about rental facilities and rates.

? motional websites”

Mr Gibson said these “pro-
are not

i Nygard Cay sanctioned websites.

“Tn fact we have long time ago

i demanded for them to take it
? down, but we believe they have
? ceased business many years ago,”
i he said.

Vincent Vanderpool Wallace,

? Minister of Tourism and Avia-
? tion (MOT), said the govern-
? ment does not promote Nygard
i Cay, because “it is not a licensed
? property.” For the same reason
i? he said, Nygard Cay receives
i none of the benefits of the Hotel
i Encouragement Act, such as
: being promoted by the tourism
i promotions board in the MOT.
i He also said he would be “sur-
i prised” if Nygard Cay had a
? restaurant licence or a night club
i licence.

Nygard Cay is known for its

“extravagant parties.” An exclu-
sive group of Bahamians fre-
quent the property on Sundays
for the popular “pamper party,”
according to a former visitor. For
years, Nygard Cay has played
host to New Year’s Eve parties
for “A-List” celebrities.

“Anyone can wake up tomor-
row and decide they are going
to sell their property to people
they wish to have visit and pay.

“People have bed and break-
fast homes, villas, houses that
they lease every day on the Inter-
net. That is a global phenomena.
You won’t find it being promot-
ed by or assisted by the Ministry
because it is not a licensed prop-
erty,” said Mr Vanderpool Wal-
lace.

Some websites advertise a five
per cent Bahamas tax along with
the per day rental fee for Nygard
Cay. A Nygard Cay spokesper-
sons said this information is con-
tained on websites not sanc-
tioned by Nygard Cay.

A Tribune source in the Min-
istry of Tourism said Nygard Cay
does not pay a hotel room tax
to the government.

It could “very well be a loop-
hole” in the system, why Nygard
Cay is able to promote itself as a
“resort”, when in fact it is not
licensed as a hotel, said the
source.

Since last year, under the
amended Hotel Act, owner
occupied rental homes are regu-
lated by the government. In
order to rent a private home to a
“transient guest in the capacity as
an operator of a hotel”, an appli-
cation has to be made for status
as an “owner occupied rental
home,” said the 771bune source.

The legislation is up for review
by the Bahamas Investment
Authority, and not all of the reg-
ulations apply to owner occu-
pied rental homes; however, at
this time they are required to
pay a hotel guest tax, as are all
hotels, said the source.

Private homes owned by for-
eigners are governed by a tax
structure determined by the Min-
istry of Finance and the Invest-
ment Authority. The permit
issued states whether the prop-
erty is residential, commercial,
owner occupied or regulated by
some other category.

“Those zoned commercial are
given permits with the right to
rent and conduct commercial
activity. Those that are zoned
residential have to convert to
owner occupied to rent their
property. Anyone renting their
property must pay hotel guest
tax,” said the source at the MOT.

“Tf they wish to have owner
occupied status then they have to
go to the Authority, then the
Ministry of Finance to determine
their tax status and then to the
hotel license department. Only
those that have received finance
approval based on their tax status
can be registered.”

Mr Vanderpool Wallace said
the Bahamas government has
always had a “higher concern,”
so the “resort” status of Nygard
Cay has not been on the front
burner. He said the “underlying
problem” is the status of the use
of the land, where Mr Nygard
operates his facility.

The government has accused
Mr Nygard of “unauthorised”
expansion of his property over
the seabed.

There is an investigation under
way.

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Call for witnesses for

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

FAMILY members of tragic
road accident victim Peter
Knowles are appealing to the
public for help in the upcom-
ing coroner’s inquest.

Mr Knowles was riding a
scooter when he collided with a
dumptruck at the junction of
Prospect Ridge and John F
Kennedy Drive in March last
year. His body was unrecognis-
able due to the extent of the
injuries.

But as Mr Knowles’ family
prepare for the inquest, they
feel a member of the public
may hold vital clues as to what
exactly happened on that fatal
day.

Mr Knowles’ brother, Ange-
lo, said: “I want a witness who
saw the accident from the front
view. The police have a witness
who saw the accident from the
back view. They do not actual-
ly know what happened; they
are just basing it on the one wit-
ness. p

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30-arrests, 00

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infractions

_ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport

Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net_

FREEPORT = About 30
people were arrested for
outstanding warrants and 50
fixed penalties were issued
for traffic infractions as a
result of an island-wide
police operation.

Asst Supt Loretta Mackey
said officers conducted
Operation Dragnet between
2am and llam on Friday.

Officers from various
divisions throughout the
island executed search war-
rants for outstanding appre-
hension issued by the courts
and arrest of persons want-
ed for matters under inves-
tigations by the police.

ASP. Mackey reported
that 19 persons were taken
in for outstanding warrants
of apprehension and 13 for
various other offences.

She also reported that 53
fixed penalty notices were
issued for various traffic
violations.

Mr Mackey said police
are urging persons who
were issued a fixed penalty
notice or a summons for a
traffic offence who did not
pay or appear in Court to
call 350-3168 (Freeport) or
3483444/5 (Eight Mile
Rock).

She said. warrants of
apprehension have been
issued and those persons
can be arrested at anytime.

Ms Mackey said persons
may go the Prosecutions’
Office or Magistrate’s Court
in Freeport or to the Police
Station or Magistrate’s
Court in Eight Mile Rock
from Monday. through Fri-
day.

“We are encouraging the
motoring public to check
their vehicle before driving
to ensure that their head-

lights and rear lamps,

(brake/reverse/signal) are in
good working order,” she
said.

She said there is an $80
fine for persons driving a
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but my brother would not know
there is a blindspot because he

can see,

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install something to ensure he
” said Mr Knowles.‘

Last year Mr Knowles creat,
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“persons who drive these big
dump ‘trucks in our very busy
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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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Scientists: Newly found fault caused quake

THE devastating earthquake that rocked
Haiti in January was unleashed by a previ-
ously undetected fault line — not the well-
known one scientists initially blamed, accord-
ing to an analysis of new data.

It's unclear how dangerous the new,
unmapped fault might be or how it's dis-
covery changes the overall earthquake haz-
ard risk for Haiti, said Eric Calais, a pro-
fessor of geophysics at Purdue University
in West Lafayette, Ind.

He said the analysis shows that most, if
not all, of the geologic movement that caused
January's magnitude-7.0 earthquake
occurred along the newly uncovered fault,
not the well-documented Enriquillo fault.

Calais, who presented the findings this
week at a scientific conference in Brazil,
said they suggest Haiti's seismic zone is far
more complex than scientists had anticipat-
ed. But the new fault's profile, including the
possibility that it merges with the Enriquillo
fault at some depth, won't be known until
scientists intensively study the region.

"If there are other faults capable of pro-
ducing earthquakes besides the Enriquillo
and this new one we need to know about
them. We need to go after them,” he said
from Brazil by telephone.

Calais said that at the time of the quake,
Haiti had no seismic stations. Researchers
who flocked to the Caribbean nation have
since installed about 10 stations to monitor
the earth's movement.

Ross Stein, a geophysicist with the U.S.
Geological Survey in Menlo Park, Calif.,
said Calais’ findings were fascinating and
raise many questions about the complexity of
Haiti's faults and what actually occurred
during January's quake. But he said the
discovery is not surprising, given the many
unknowns about earthquakes.

Stein noted that even in California, whose
many faults have been closely studied, about
half of all moderate or stronger quakes occur
on previously unknown faults.

"I work in a humbling field where we're
constantly reminded of the depths of our
ignorance,” he said. "And if that's the case in
California, then perhaps we shouldn't be
surprised it also occurs to us in Haiti — a
country that has barely been scoured at all."

The discovery is the sort of revelation
that often comes after big earthquakes, when
scientists descend on quake-ravaged sites to
conduct intensive research, USGS geo-
physicist Bruce Presgrave said, adding "it's
part of the learning process of science."

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Earthquakes typically occur along fault
lines, areas where two sections of the Earth-
's crust grind past each other. When decades
or centuries of accumulated stress become
too great at a fault boundary, the land gives
way, causing an earthquake.

The first sign that the Enriquillo fault
might not be to blame in the Haiti quake
came when geologists didn't find any sur-
face disturbance along the east-west fault.
Instead, data pointed to new, unknown fault
because an area north of the Enriquillo fault
had been forced upward and to the south,
Calais said.

The new findings are based on surface
observations in the devastated region around
Port-au-Prince, global positioning system
measurements and other observations and
data. Calais presented the research Tues-
day at a meeting of the American Geophys-
ical Union in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil.

In 2008, he warned that growing stresses
in southern Haiti had left the Enriquillo
fault ripe for up to a magnitude 7.2 quake.
He said this week that the information then
wasn't conclusive enough to say whether
those stresses were building up along the
Enriquillo fault, or some other fault.

This article was written by Rick Callahan,
Associated Press Writer

Dual citizenship for Haitians

Hip hop artist and presidential hopeful
Wyclef Jean said Saturday that as leader he
would work to change Haiti's constitution to
allow dual citizenship and give many
Haitians living abroad the right to vote in
their homeland.

The issue, reported the Associated Press,
is central in Haiti where hundreds of thou-
sands have emigrated to flee poverty and
the money they send to relatives back home
is a vital source of income in the earthquake-
ravaged Caribbean nation.

Currently, Haitians who emigrate must
renounce their Haitian citizenship if they
become citizens of another country, mak-
ing them unable to vote or run for office in
their homeland.

Jean himself left Haiti for New York City
when he was nine, but never sought US.
citizenship.

The former Fugees frontman told The
Associated Press that his presidency would
bea "bridge" between the Haitians abroad
and those living in the country.



Harvesting of
lobsters during
closed season

must stop

LETTERS

EDITOR, The Tribune.

For the sake of clarity, let’s
refer to our crawfish by calling
it a lobster. The season for cap-
turing our lobster is closed from
April Ist through July 31st, and
will be opening on Sunday, with
numerous fishermen, residents
and others venturing out to cap-
ture some luscious lobsters for
their use.

The commercial fishermen
will be leaving their home ports
by Friday, to act as sentries to
ensure that no one interferes
with their traps on the eve of
the opening.

However, harvesting of lob-
sters has not ceased, as there
are unscrupulous fishermen
who continue to capture lob-
sters to sell to restaurants and
others. So far this year, we
know of two seizures of illegal
lobsters on Grand Bahama, one
with two hundred and five
pounds, and another of seventy
pounds. We have not heard
what penalties were inflicted
on them. Was it, or will it be
just a slap on the wrist, or will
the fisheries rules be utilised?
Imagine how many other illicit
harvests take place without the
culprits being caught? There
must be several of these each
week on the whole island of
Grand Bahama. I am sure that

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this goes on at all of our other
islands. All restaurants have
lobster on their menus, or could
arrange to serve it, if requested.

This is very wrong. We need
our Fisheries Officers and our
Police to become very active in
stopping the harvesting of our
lobsters during the closed sea-
son, but it will continue until
our Fisheries Department
“bites the bullet” and says that
lobster will not be served dur-
ing the closed season. Our
commercial fish exporters
should support this 100 per
cent, as they are trying to
receive prestigious internation-
al certifications such as the
Marine Stewardship Council
(MSC) certification, an eco-
label for sustainable seafood
products being marketed across
the globe, which would enable
them to export to the EU and
elsewhere in the world. But one
of the requirements is that we
keep our Marine Resources in
check to ensure sustainability.
This cannot be done while the
year round harvesting of our
lobsters continues. The only
way to reduce the closed season

harvesting which goes on is to
reduce the market by not allow-
ing the sale of lobsters in
restaurants during the closed
season. Any lobster left in the
restaurants at the close of busi-
ness on March 31st, should be
left in the deep freeze until
August Ist. It is imperative that
this be ordered by our Govern-
ment’s Fisheries Department,
and I ask Minister Cartwright
to get such law passed by our
Cabinet as soon as possible so
that we may be able to have a
sustainable lobster fishery, and
get the necessary certification
needed to help our exporters.

Friends of the Environment,
the Bahamas Marine Exporters
Association, the Bahamas
National Trust, all commercial
fishermen wishing to export to
the EU and elsewhere together
with other interested persons
should jump on the bandwagon
and insist that Government
pass that legislation to be effec-
tive before April 1, 2011. Let
us not push this aside! Start
pushing for this to happen, and
it will.

Yours for a sustainable fish-
ery.

HAROLD
“SONNY” WAUGH
Nassau,

July 26, 2010.

Are the laws for Bahamians and
foreigners different in Bahamas?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Today’s Tribune has the following front
page article: “Govt bid to put clamp on
Nygard.”

This story has received a fare amount of
attention over the last month or two, after a
neighbour’s house was raided by police. Sub-
sequent reports confirmed that there were no
illegal findings.

Today’s article tells us that Mr Nygard has
yet to comply with a directive issued by the
Office of the Prime Minister. Further, it is
reported that the mini development has been
expanded over the last several years, with only
some of the work being authorised by Gov-
ernment. What about the man-made beach? It
appears that the matter was referred to the
AG’s office since January, but there is little
hope here.

What about all the parties and noise pollu-
tion? The authorities were very quick to move
on a residence in the East when this type of
activity was taking place.

Frankly, I am surprised that the Lyford Cay
community and their Association have not
been able to put greater fire under the Gov-
ernment. I could go on, but the article clearly
gives the impression that something is not
right. I smell a rat!

Now what about me? If I tried to add on a
room to my little house in Sea Breeze without
a permit, the government would be all over
me. And let’s not even get into all the red
tape that local businesses have to go through to
get approvals for business expansion, open-
ing new stores, etc. I could list story after sto-
ry of what some local businesses have been
through, because they chose to do their activ-
ities through the proper channels.

Yet it appears that to the western end of
the island, we have a different set of rules for
certain individuals. I certainly have no problem
with foreigners coming into the country, but if
they are going to live above the law, as far as I
am concerned, they can take the next flight out
no matter what benefit they may bring to the
Bahamas. There is no benefit here anyway.

The government should move in with bull-
dozers and tear the structures down that have
been built illegally. What message are we send-
ing to the masses, when we allow someone to
blatantly ignore our laws and directives from
the highest office in the land?

As far as Iam concerned, Bahamians should
be mad as hell.

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Govt told: avoid using major projects as ‘political football’

PLP SENATOR Anthony
Musgrove called on the govern-
ment to avoid using major finan-
cial projects such as Baha Mar
as a “political football” in election
campaigns.

Highlighting the need for a
better “factual” versus “emo-
tional” dialogue on the matter,
Mr Musgrove said any significant
boost to the Bahamian economy
with its 17 per cent level of unem-
ployment is much needed at this
time.

“However, whenever details
of these investments are brought
into the public domain, it appears
that only the perceived negative
aspects emerge from various
spheres,” the senator said.

While it is healthy to have pub-
lic discourse relative to the pros
and cons of significant projects,
Mr Musgrove added that it is
strongly recommended that such
discourse be based more on facts
and less on emotions.

“The concern that has arisen is
that even without the complete
details of the proposed Baha Mar
deal, in many forums and medi-
um, comments are being made
by some who appear to just reit-
erate unsubstantiated views and
opinions, which could have neg-
ative ramification on the rela-
tionship of a valuable economic
partner and friend of the
Bahamas, the People’s Republic
of China.

Construction

“Discussions to date on the
proposed project appear to focus
solely on the labour aspects dur-
ing the construction phase. The
debate surrounding the proposed
importation of Chinese labour-
ers to work on the Baha Mar
multi-billion dollar project ear-
marked for Cable Beach on the
island of New Providence has
taken a more emotive angle.
However, there are several facts
and points that should be con-
sidered by contributors to this
national dialogue.”

Acknowledging that the gene-
sis of the Baha Mar project was
during the Christie administra-
tion, although with different part-
ners (Harrah’s) vis-a-vis the Chi-
nese, Mr Musgrove said the then
Prime Minister Perry Christie
made the point on numerous
occasions that the country need-
ed to wonder whether there was
enough Bahamian workers to
take advantage of the employ-
ment opportunities which were
coming on stream.

“In moving forward with the
Baha Mar project, as has been
reported in the media, should
result in the enhancement of the
tourism product, which is an
avenue the Ministry of Tourism
and Ministry of Foreign Affairs
have been working hard to
realise. The mechanisms have
already been implemented to tap
into the rapidly growing and
important Chinese tourism mar-
ket through the establishment of
a Bahamian Embassy in China
with the ability to issue visas to
Chinese wanting to visit the



CALL ON GOVT:
Anthony Musgrove

Bahamas.

“Tf the renewed project is
approved, resulting in the Chi-
nese investing billions of dollars
in asingle project, would not the
Chinese expect a return on their
investment? Therefore, it could
be interpreted that such approval
would create linkages, ie, mar-
keting of the Bahamas in China,
direct airlift from China to the
Bahamas, and this would give
rise to the success in the much
sort after Chinese travel market,
thus creating a new market for
Bahamian tourism and assist in
bolstering the tourism numbers
and expenditure in a competitive
industry,” he said.

While the current public
debate relates to the impact the
project can have on the unem-
ployed in general and the con-
struction sector in specific, Sena-
tor Musgrove added that any
negative comments and stereo-
typing of the people and govern-
ment of China can negatively
affect other vital segments of the

Bahamian economy.

“The Bahamas, being a major
international financial centre and,
given that international reports
project that further growth for
financial services lie in the BRIC
countries (Brazil, Russia, India
and China), the concern is that in
pandering to those who believe
that the Bahamas is a world unto
itself and does not need to rely on
the international community for
development and growth and by
narrowly focusing on the short
term aspects of the Baha Mar
project, comments about the peo-
ple and directly and indirectly
about the government of China
could hinder the Bahamas from
growing its financial services sec-
tor: human nature dictates that
people are usually comfortable
conducting business in environ-
ments where they feel that they
are welcome and respected.

Leaders

“Tt is obvious that a project of
the proposed magnitude of Baha
Mar would have detractors, and
all views - good and bad- about
the project should be heard,
respected and considered. How-
ever, leaders have a responsibili-
ty to ensure that the costs and
benefits of their views and
remarks are properly weighted
in light of the short and long term
development of the Bahamas.
Proponents and opponents of the
Baha Mar project must consider
the Bahamas’ development mod-
el, the current unemployment
level where the related econom-
ic hardship and sufferings
presently experienced by many
Bahamians are real, when con-
tributing to the dialogue on Baha
Mar,” he said.

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Concerns voiced over

alleged police brutality

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - A human
rights activist is expressing con-
cern over the reported cases of
alleged police brutality against
individuals while in custody on
Grand Bahama.

Joseph Darville, vice presi-
dent of the Grand Bahama
Human Rights Association,
wants timely investigations to
be conducted into the recent
spate of brutality allegations.

He was very disturbed to
learn that some of the alleged
incidents described by suspects
were similar to those perpetrat-
ed on suspected terrorists in
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The latest brutality incident
— the third in recent weeks — is
alleged to have occurred when a
33-year-old man claimed he was
beaten by officers while in cus-
tody.

According to reports, Quin-
ton Symonette was taken into
custody and questioned in con-
nection with the whereabouts
of Garin Gibson, who is wanted
by police.

Symonette claimed officers
stood on his wrists while hand-
cuffed and on his legs trying to
force him to reveal his friend’s
whereabouts. He also alleged
he saw an officer put a bag over
the face of another man.

Samiko Rigby has also
claimed he was brutalised by
officers while in custody in con-
nection with an armed robbery
investigation. Rigby was charged

in court on Wednesday.

Glen Laing, 26, has also
claimed police officers beat, tied
him up, stripped off his cloth-
ing, and dunked him into the
sea until he lost consciousness.

Mr Darville said the associa-
tion has not intervened due to
assurance by both heads of the
police in New Providence and
on Grand Bahama that these
reports will be investigated.

“Both Mr Quinn McCartney
and Mr Ellison Greenslade are
honourable and enlightened
leaders and we are confident
that they will deal with these
matters expeditiously.

Safety

“They are sworn to uphold
the safety and dignity of all citi-
zens of this country and with-
out regard to the status of any-
one; ordinary persons or
enforcers of the law, officers are
bound by law and oath to
scrupulously safeguard the rights
of all,” he said.

Mr Darville said if the
GBHRA is not satisfied with
the progress and transparency
of the proceedings, it will not
hesitate to call on all national,
regional and international agen-
cies concerned with human
rights to put pressure on the
government to act in accordance
with the statues, protocols and
declarations clearly spelled out
in the UN’s charters which gov-
ern fair, honourable, and digni-
fied treatment of all citizens.

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proven acts of brutality against
our own citizens.

“We as a nation must not
stand by idly and allow our good
reputation to be further tar-
nished by a few dishonourable
thugs on the police force,” he
said.

Mr Darville agrees with the
Commissioner of Police that
within the act of attempting to
capture suspected criminals,
from time to time police offi-
cers may have to use a certain
degree of physical force.

“However, the reports reach-
ing the association are those
where individuals are already in
police custody and in an attempt
to wrestle confessions out of
them, they are subjected to
dehumanising tactics as repre-
hensible as those perpetrated
on suspected terrorists in Guan-
tanamo Bay,” he said.

He stated that to enclose a
suspect in a body bag or attempt
to smother him with a plastic
bag over his head is indeed an
act of terrorism and should be
constituted as attempted mur-
der.

“Such individuals have no
right to be on our police force
and the least punishment of
them should be incarceration
for a good long time.”

He stressed that an individ-
ual is considered innocent until
proven guilty.

‘We call on the Ministry of
National Security, Commission-
er of Police and all his senior
assistants to do everything in
their power to restore and main-
tain integrity, dignity, and con-
fidence in our police force,” Mr
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and women who put their lives
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LOCAL NEWS



Viewers accuse Cable
Bahamas of ‘stealing signal’

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

TELEVISION viewers accused cable provider Cable Bahamas
of “stealing signal” this week when scrambled channels showed a
message from digital television provider Direct TV. According to
Minister Tommy Turnquest, in the past Cable Bahamas has denied
this.

The viewers spoke out on Gems Radio talkshow host Steve
McKinney’s show on Monday evening about how several channels
lost signal just after 9 o’clock Saturday night and a message from
Direct TV popped up.

Mr McKinney claims that this indicates the cable provider used,
or is using, a local domestic Direct TV dish to transmit channels to
its customers.

Between nine and 12 channels were affected, Mr McKinney
claimed.

He has since attempted to contact Cable Bahamas and Direct TV
for answers but when he received no response he spoke out about
the incident on his radio show.

He said: “T got a lot of emails about it over the weekend and sev-
eral calls during the show.

“And what happened is indicative that they were getting the sig-
nal from a local domestic dish.

“That is not supposed to happen.”

“Often we will just take these things as they come, and accept
things the way they are, but the truth is, if these things are hap-
pening they are wrong and should not be accepted.”

Mr McKinney said he forced Cable Bahamas to respond when
he discovered the service provider was showing HBO, Showtime
and Cinemax allegedly without authorisation in the 1990’s and got
a Cable Bahamas official to admit this on his show.

Allegations were put to Cable Bahamas public relations manager
Keith Wisdom on Tuesday, but Mr Wisdom said last week that
senior management had not yet provided a response. Minister
for Broadcasting Tommy Turnquest said he had not received any
complaint about Cable Bahamas “stealing” signal and if he did
there would be an investigation.

“If Cable Bahamas is stealing signal it would be breaking the
law,” Mr Turnquest said.

“T don’t know if they are doing it or not, I have been in hotels
and I have seen the same thing goes on.

“But Cable Bahamas has told me they don’t steal signal.”

How to find a real estate agent

By MIKE LIGHTBOURN

BEFORE you list your
home for sale, you'll need to
find a Bahamas Real Estate
Association broker or agent
to represent you.

Do not hesitate to interview
agents. After all, they will be
working for you.

A good agent will likely ask
you questions.

Good agents are also selec-
tive and should not take over-
priced listings.

A standard question is how
long an agent has been in the
business.

The truth is that many
freshly licensed agents are
highly competent, hard work-
ing and have more time to
devote to you.

As long as the agent has
access to an experienced men-
tor, you should expect good
service.

Experienced agents should
know the market and be
skilled in all areas, including
giving your property maxi-
mum exposure, staging and
negotiating.

At the end of the day, it’s
who you feel comfortable
with.

Regardless of whom you
choose, the agent should be
knowledgeable, energetic and
enthusiastic.

A second important ques-
tion concerns the best mar-
keting plan or strategy to suit
your particular listing.

Sellers should ask:

¢ How do you plan to sell
my home?

e Explain how you market
online.

¢ Where and how often do
you advertise?

e Show me a sample flyer.

e Will you have an open
house for other brokers?

e What do you offer that
the competition doesn’t?

Your third question should
be for references.

This generally should come
from satisfied previous cus-
tomers.

What separates you from
the competition?

A good agent should be
able to answer this without
missing a beat.

Besides honesty and per-
sonality, make sure the agent:

¢ Is available at short notice
by phone and e-mail

e Will show after regular
work hours and on weekends
with your consent

e Has good communica-
tions skills

e Has an analytical mind

Review the listing contract
before signing

A professional real estate
agent will ask you to review
the listing agreement before
you sign. They will be avail-
able to answer any questions
you may have about the
agreement.



Is there anything else I
should know?

This is important because
your professional BREA
agent can offer invaluable
advice. This will cover prepar-
ing your home for sale, view-
ing hours and so on.

Tip of the week. Work with
the BREA agent you feel
comfortable with. Take
his/her advice on pricing.
Don’t forget, if you want to
sell, you DO NOT determine
the price, the open market
does. This is where your agent
can assist.

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Does the government make the grade?
YOUNG MAN’s VIEW

By ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmail.com

IN THIS hyper-partisan and
thorny political environment, I’ve
given careful consideration to the
Cabinet assemblage and decided
to confer grades as a measure-
ment of ministerial perfor-
mances, to rate the FNM’s term
i governance thus far and dif-
ferentiate between those top tier
ministers and those who, in my
view, have mismanaged the sky-
high expectations of the Bahami-
an people and thereby should be
relegated to the third tier as half
and one-star ministers.

Today, as a nation, we are
gripped by simmering economic,
political and social issues. The
country faces soaring deficits and
record public debt due to a
depressed economy, the gloom
of joblessness, legalistic foot-
dragging, crime spiraling out of
control and New Providence
becoming one of the homicide
capitals of the hemisphere with
the Bahamas as home to an
increasingly imprudent, fiercely
partisan political culture.

The government must also
initiate an economic and social
plan to reduce overcrowding on
New Providence.

During this economic reces-
sion, the government has seem-
ingly sought to promote fiscal
austerity and has curbed public
spending in an age when the

ADRIAN

economies of most countries are
teetering on a cliff and, daily,
businesses are being shuttered.

Although a motley mix of
personalities comprises the Cab-
inet, the government has not
been subject to overwhelming
criticism and condemnation for
lethargy, inefficiency, slackness
and all-around ineptitude.
Indeed, within the ministerial
ranks are an assortment of go-
getters and hard workers, whilst
others appear to be wilting under
pressure and seem only compa-
rable to cart horses with no pedi-
gree. Honestly, there are some
ministers whose feeble perfor-
mances, lily-livered nature and
wringing of hands should have
left them handcuffed to the back-
benches of Parliament. Frankly,
there are those who are mere
talking heads and need person-
ality transplants—underachiev-
ers whose ministerial supervision
has been mired in mediocrity,
leaving one to wonder if they are
mentally on a beach, building
sandcastles and collecting
seashells.

This year, due to my law stud-
ies, the ministerial report card
comes a bit late. And so, without

GIBSON

further ado, here is the report
card!

Loretta Butler-Turner has
been unimpressive to date. As
Minister of State for Social Ser-
vices, she appears to be more
sound and fury than substance,
sometimes becoming so
engrossed with engaging former
minister and Yamacraw MP
Melanie Griffin that it’s difficult
to determine what she is doing.
Comparably, Mrs Griffin’s
tenure was much more of a suc-
cess story. Whilst the govern-
ment has provided more fund-
ing to the Department of Social
Services due to the current eco-
nomic circumstances, the dis-
abled are still outdoors, home-
lessness has mushroomed, a size-
able number of children can be
seen begging on the streets or
peddling items such as phone
cards, fruit and clothing, and
soup kitchens—which are being
overwhelmed by poor persons
seeking meals—are not getting
donations and adequate social
service assistance. The Simpson
Penn School for boys is appar-
ently also an unsafe setting, now
catering to nearly three times it
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MINISTERIAL REPORT CARD: Loretta Butler-Turner, Neko Grant and Kenneth Russell.

The junior minister’s ineffec-
tive public relations and what
appears to be recurrent tardiness
gives the impression of inepti-
tude. With consideration for her
improved efforts since last year’s
grading exercise, she earns a D-
plus.

This year, Neko Grant, the
Minister of Works, has trans-
formed from a non-achiever to
an achiever. Although the Works
Minister lacks public appeal, he
has overseen long overdue trans-
port improvements. Mr Grant
has grown into the job in a fash-
ion that has surprised many peo-
ple.

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works are undertaken, that side-
walks are created and by erecting
street signage. The minister has
also efficiently handled capital
works such as the port and Fam-
ily Island infrastructural devel-
opment. However, Mr Grant
must ensure that government
buildings/offices—even if it
means using prisoners—are
freshly painted and not in the
usual unkempt state.

The minister’s greatest down-
fall thus far has been poor plan-
ning and coordination, particu-
larly in terms of public relations
and consultation relative to the
traffic reversal/change on Blue
Hill Road and Market Street.
Frankly, the road change has
caused some aggravation with
motorists; however, some
Bahamians are known to gratu-
itously resist any change that dis-
rupts the status quo. Further-
more, claims—several legiti-
mately— have been advanced
that the road change adversely
affects businesses along the Blue
Hill/Market Street corridors.
Greater consultation should have
included flyers, door-to-door vis-
itation, more town hall meetings
and a great deal of radio and
television appearances. He earns
a B-minus.

Minister of Housing Kenneth
Russell earns a B. Mr Russell

initially came into a ministry that
was a hornet’s nest. The minister
appears to be genuinely apprais-
ing the housing situation, inform-
ing the public about related mat-
ters and inviting potential home-
owners to sign-up for houses.
Recently, the minister’s warning
of persons living on Crown Land
in a rodent-infested shanty town
adjacent to Pride Estates,
showed compassion, as he gave a
time frame for them to improve
their conditions, working out a
payment plan with the govern-
ment and allowing his ministry
to develop the area, and also
firmness, as he warned that that
those who fail to comply will be
removed and have their slum-
like dwellings razed.

In recent years, much of the
ministry’s efforts have been ded-
icated to addressing repairs to
houses, conducting audits and
other in-house alterations;
recently reducing the required
down payment needed for home-
ownership; offering land for pur-
chase to qualified buyers ; and
overseeing the construction of
subdivisions such as Ardastra
Estates, Pride Estates IT, Dignity
Gardens II and subdivisions in
Grand Bahama.

Mr Russell should also press
for the redevelopment of the
Over-the-Hill area.

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LOCAL NEWS

CAL NEWS
‘Leave now’ illegal

immigrants told

FROM page one

tion, it notes that following the January 12 earth-
quake in Port au Prince, the government of the
Bahamas was “understanding and responsive”
by temporarily suspending its apprehension exer-
cises with respect to Haitians residing illegally in
its territory.

Further, the statement read, the department
issued permits “to reside” to 102 persons who
were detained at the Bahamas Detention Centre,
on Carmichael Road.

“However, having regard to the recent height-
ened infringement of the Bahamas Immigration
Law, notice is hereby given that with immediate
effect, all illegal immigrants are requested to
leave the Bahamas voluntarily. All persons who
are here illegally are in contravention of the laws
of the Bahamas, and are advised to return to
their country of origin or be subject to appre-
hension and deportation. Persons who are found
to be in the Bahamas illegally will be repatriated
forthwith,” the statement read.

This statement from the department was also
issued in Creole and is printed in full in today’s
Tribune.

Mr Symonette: “As a country we have to have
a nation-wide discussion on immigration. One
thing we have to do is look at what other coun-
tries (in our region) do. Some of our neighbours
only allow you to come and work for three years
for instance, and you are not allowed to bring
your wife, or your children.

“The same goes for education, and healthcare.
It is not a part of that consideration they give to
non-national labour. But we do. We may have to
re-look at all of these things and decide what is
the level of non-Bahamian workforce that we
need.”

To answer this question, Mr Symonette said we
can ask ourselves how many Bahamians are will-
ing or prepared to be gardeners or household
keepers. While some might argue that Bahamians
are capable and willing to work in any field, the
Minister said there are instances where persons
have simply sought to remain unemployed

FROM page one

THE DEPARTMENT OF
IMMIGRATION’S STATEMENT
IN CREOLE READS AS FOLLOWS:

Ministe Afe Etranje AK Imigrasyon

Bahamas Depatman Imigrasyon

Nou we genyen anpil ilegal Ayisyen ki vini
nan Bahamas la depi sis denye mwa ki pase yo
e an patikilye diran de denye semen yo. Gou-
venman Bahamas La vle raple publik la an
jeneral politik li konsenan tout etranje de
tout peyi tankou Ayiti ki antre nan Bahamas
ilegalman.

Dipi tranbleman dete ki tie pase nan mwa
Janvye 2010 The Gouvenman Bahamas la te
genyen anpil konpreanyon e li te fe sispann
depotasyon Ayisyen yo ki rete nan Bahamas
la ilegalman. Anplis Depatman Imigrasyon
Bahamas La tye bay 102 moun ki te nan Sant
Detansyon an, Carmichael Road pemisyon
residans tanpore.

Konsiderman eta flagran ke moun ap viople
lwa iomigrasyon nan Bahamas La, le yap vini
san pemisyon.

Gouvenman Bahamas La mande pou tout
moun kap viv nan Bahamas La san Papye
pou yo kite teritwa Bahamas La volonteman
san dele.

Tout kontrevenan a lwa Bahamas La navise
yo pou yo retounen nan peyi yo imediatman
pou yo pa sije nan arestasyon ak depotasyon.

Tout moun ke leta jwenn nan pey a ilegal-
man yap dsije nan depotasyon san dele.

Nassau, 12 daout, 2010



instead of taking a job that might pay less than
they desire.

However, when it comes to making a dent in
the flow of illegal immigrants, Mr Symonette
said there needs to be amendments to the immi-
gration laws to plug any loopholes that smug-
glers might exploit, as well as a drastic change in
the thinking of Bahamians who continue to
employ these illegal workers.

He highlighted an average
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WORLD VIEW.

By SIR RONALD
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(The writer is a Consultant
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tive dialogue with the Fijian
regime to return the country
to democracy.

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failed amid Bainimarama’s
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himself in power. In the
meantime, the people of Fiji
suffer, and the regime shops
around for governments that
would give it assistance
despite its naked abuse of
power. ‘

Concern

But, Fiji’s immediate
neighbours in the South
Pacific have shoWn their
deep concern about the
abrogation of democracy by
suspending the country from
the 16-member South Pacif-
ic Forum last year.

Shopping around for.sup-
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regime is hardly the answer.

to the Fijian government’s
unconstitutional status and
the pariah status that the
country is acquiring. Even-

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both internally and exter-

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particular strategic interest.

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operation that it will not sur-
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an unelected government,
particularly one that seized
power at the point of a gun.
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monwealth Secretary-Gen-
eral; Kamalesh Sharma,
repeated the Common-
wealth’s determination to

help Fiji to restore democ: ©

racy while, continuing its sus-
pension from the Associa-
tion.

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however, when a determi-
nation will have to be made
about how much longer an
unelected regime'is allowed
by the international com-
munity to hold a country

hostage to its will. The dan-
ger of a more prolonged
“capture” of the state appa-
ratus by Bainimarama and
his military supporters is
that it might encourage sim-
ilar unconstitutional devel-
opments not only in the
Pacific but in other regions
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such as China give them suc-
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FREEDOM FARM SUFFER
THEIR FIRST DEFEAT

AFTER winning their first
two games at the Babe
Ruth/Cal Ripken Major/60
World Series in Wilson Coun-
ty, North Carolina, Freedom
Farm suffered their first
defeat yesterday.

It took seven innings as
Freedom Farm fell 5-4 to
Visalia, California.

Manager Greg Burrows Jr.
said despite the loss, the team
still played a pretty good
game and he was confident
that they will be able to
rebound and move on in the
tournament.

Myron Johnson suffered
the loss on the mound before
a large crowd at the Onnie
Cockrell Complex at the
Rock Ridge Elementary
School.

Freedom Farm won their
first two games in the tourna-
ment, blanking Springfield 5-0
in their opener on Thursday
behind the superb pitching of
Kirby Albury; the home run
from Chavez Young and the
1-for-2 production from
Lucius Fox with a RBI and
run scored. On Friday in their
second game, the Bahamas
knocked off the host Wilson
County 6-1 as Anthony Vil-
lone was the winning pitcher
and he helped his own cause
by going 2-for-3 with two
RBI, scoring a run. Myron
Johnson also went 2-for-3
with a RBI, scoring twice.

Individual stats from Sun-
day’s game was not available.

By virtue of losing that
game, Freedom Farm will
now have to play a game just
about every day if they intend
to advance to the playoffs.

Their next game is sched-
uled for today against Grand
Forks. The tournament will
wrap up on August 19.

THOMAS FINISHES THIRD

FORMER world champi-
on Donald Thomas finished
third in the men’s high jump
at the Aviva Diamond

SEE page 14

PAGE

1 2





Men’s youth
team win 26-6

By Renaldo Dorsett
Tribune Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

The Bahamas Rugby Foot-
ball Union appears to have a
bright future in the region after
its youth men’s national team
got off to an impressive show-
ing against international com-
petition this weekend.

The Bahamas opened the
North American and
Caribbean Rugby Association
(NARCA) Men’s Under-19
Championships with a domi-
nating 26-6 win over the reign-
ing champions, Cayman
Islands, Saturday at the Win-
ton Rugby Center.

It was the first win for the
Bahamas of Pool A which also
includes Bermuda.

Pool B includes Mexico,

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Trinidad and Tobago and Bar-
bados.

In the second game on open-
ing day, Trinidad and Tobago
topped 2009 runners-up Mexi-

Winton,

the ball.



BATTLE IS JOINED: The Bahamian pack wrestle with the Cayman Islands players for control of the ball. Bahamas went on to win 26-6.

co, 26-12. The Bahamas will
face Bermuda in its second
match of the Championship,
today at 3pm at the pitch in
while the Spm

Tobago.

mi SURINAME: THE 13TH CARIBBEAN VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
National team settle for bronze after losing five-set thriller

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

THEY wanted the gold medal, but
the Bahamas men’s national team will
have to settle for bronze as the 13th
Caribbean Volleyball Championships
came to a close yesterday in Paramaribo,
Suriname.

The Bahamas’ chances to advance
to the final were thwarted when they
lost a five-set thriller, 25-20, 25-22, 22-25,
19-25 and 15-11 to Trinidad & Tobago
on Saturday night in the semifinal.

The loss forced the Bahamas to play
for the bronze. In that match against

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Guadeloupe yesterday, the Bahamas
prevailed with a three-set victory, 25-
20, 25-22 and 25-14.

It was the fiurst medal won by the
Bahamas in more than a a decade.

“We had a meeting with the Trinidad
& Tobago coach and his words to us
was that with our team having an aver-
age age of 25, they were very mature as
a team,” said men’s head coach Ray-
mond Wilson.

“He felt that we had the team that
should have won the tournament, but
there were some calls that went against
us. He also felt that we should have won
our semifinal game. But he encouraged
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Wilson concurred with the Trinida-
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knew the game very well.

“Unfortunately, we will not be bring-
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was our majority objective here because
it meant a lot to us. It doesn’t just say
that we’re number one in the Caribbean,
but it goes a long way in us securing the
sponsorship from the Bahamian pub-
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Prior to leaving for the tournament,
Wilson said at the eleventh hour, they



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Last year, the Bahamas fin-
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AT FULL STRETCH: Bahamian and Cayman players reach for

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

Under 19s, while the Cayman
Islands protected home field.

SEE page 14

were still not certain whether or not
they would have made the trip, or if
they would have had to trim the teams
down because of the lack of funding.

Had they not travelled, Wilson said
the Bahamas could have been suspend-
ed from international play and also hit
with a fine from the FIVA. But he not-
ed that they were able to make the trip
and still managed to win the bronze.

As for the women’s team, coached by
Joseph ‘Joe Mo’ Smith, Wilson said they
ended up in fifth place.

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NOTE TEE

New Breed stop the
Del Sol Arawaks 8-

STAND AND
DELIVER: Y-I|
Shipping New
Breed ace pitcher
Eugene Pratt deliv-
s ers a pitch as third
baseman Jordan
Gibson watches.
Pratt pitched a
five-hit, five-strike
out performance
in New Breed’s 8-
1 win over the Del
Sol Arawaks.



READY FOR SCHOOL: Students, who showed up at the Banker’s Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Com-
plex on Saturday night, received Back-to-School supplies from the New Providence Softball Association.
Above, NPSA president loretta Maycock and second vice president Neressa Seymour makes the presentation

to the students.

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

WITH the New Providence
Softball Association’s regular
season positions still up for
grabs, the Y-II Shipping New
Breed is right in the thick of
things.

On Saturday night at the
Banker’s Field at the Baillou
Hills Sporting Complex, New
Breed stopped the Del Sol
Arawaks 8-1 in five innings via
the seven-run rule in the long
game played.

New Breed, coming off a 13-
4 win over Dorsey Park on
Thursday night, improved to 8-
2 to remain in fourth place in
the standings. Del Sol dropped
into a two-way tie for seventh
at 1-7.

Eugene Pratt, who pitched
back-to-back victories, said
New Breed put together anoth-
er good game, but it’s just an
indication of what to expect
from them as the remainder of
the season progresses.

“T was a little tired from
pitching two games in three
nights,” said Pratt, who spun a
five-hitter, striking out five for
the win over Del Sol.

“But my guys played good
defence behind him and they
really hit the ball. So it wasn’t
much of a struggle. We got the
job done.”

New Breed had Del Sol on
the ropes for a shutout.

But in the top of the fifth
innings, the Arawaks avoided
it with two out when Eddie
Rolle reached all the way to
second on an error by New
Breed’s center fielder Garfield
Bethel, who slipped in the pud-
dle of water on the outfield.

After Cardinal Gilbert was
intentionally walked, Remero
Mortimer came through with a
run-producing single to plate
Rolle with their lone run.

Then Andy Percentie drew
a walk to load the bases. But
Pratt managed to strike out
Dwight Butler to end the game
by abbreviation.

“This is the middle part of
the season and we are gelling
right now,” Pratt said.

While Pratt was able to get
the job done on the mound, his
team-mates did what they had
to do offensively to put the
game out of reach.

In the bottom of the second,
New Providence broke up a
scoreless game when they put

@ THE STANDINGS

¢ Here’s alook at the team standings at the end of

Saturday’s action:

Teams W
Men’s Division
Commando Security
Truckers

Dorin United Hitmen
Freedom Farm Stingrays
Y-II Shipping New Breed
Outlaws

Dorsey Park

Del Sol Arawaks

John’s Buccaneers
Mighty Mitts

Ladies Division

Proper Care Pool

Lady Sharks

Pineapple Air Wildcats
Bommer G. Operators
Sigma Brackettes

Black Scorpions

OHH MAO MACO



four runs on the scoreboard on
just one hit.

After walks to Angelo Bethel
and Navardo Gilbert that sand-
wiched a strike out to Crachad
Laing, Ken Wood Jr. had a RBI
sacrifice fly that drove home
Butler with the game’s initial
run.

Garfield Bethel followed
with a hit by pitch and Martin
Burrows Jr ripped a shot to
right for a two-run double, scor-
ing Gilbert and burrows before
Jordan Gibson was struck out.

New Breed came back in the
third and put three more runs
on the board.

This time, Pratt led off with a
single and he caught a ride
home on Philip Farquharson
run-producing triple. Another
RBI triple from Angelo Butler
drove home Farquharson
before Gilbert’s RBI ground
out knocked in Butler.

Then in the fourth, New
Breed got their final run as
Garfield Bethel led off with a
shot to center field that Eddie
Rolle had trouble holding onto
in the puddle.

That enabled Martin Bur-
rows Jr to follow with a run-
producing double that plated
Bethel.

Losing pitcher Randy ‘Spy’
Gibson, who issued just six hits
with five strike outs, admitted
that they allowed the game to
get away from them.



IN THE SWING OF THINGS: Y-II Shipping New Breed’s right fielder
Philip Farquharson swings his bat against the pitching of Del Sol
Arawaks’ pitcher Randy ‘Spy’ Gibson on Saturday night at the Banker’s
Field. Farquharson ended up with a run-producing triple and run
scored in the third inning as New Breed went to win 8-1.

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League held at the Crystal
Palace in London, England
on Saturday.

Thomas cleared 2.27
metres or 7-feet, 51/2-inches,
the same height as Russian
Aleksandr Shustov. Howey-
er, Thomas was awarded the
position on fewer knock-
downs.

Russian Ivan Ukov won
the event with a leap of 2.29
or 7-6 1/4. American Jesse
Williams took second plce
with the same height as
Thomas and Shustov, but he
had fewer knockdowns.

Also at the meet on Fri-
day, sprinter Debbie Fergu-
son ran 22.88 seconds for
second place. American
Allyson Felix won in
22.37sec.

And Leevan ‘Superman’
Sands got fifth in the men’s
triple jump with a leap of
16.57m or 54-4 1/4. Christian
Olsson, the former Olympic
and World champion from
Sweden, won the event with
a leap of 17.41m or 57-1 1/2.

BGDBA ACTION

THE Bahamas Govern-
ment Departmental Basket-
ball Association continued
its regular season action on
Saturday night at the DW
Davis Gymnasium with four
matches on tap.

In the opening match, the
Police Royals handcuffed
the Prison Challengers 63-
43,

The second game saw the
Batelco Digitals dial up the
Police Enforcers 72-48; in
the third game, the Real
Deal Rangers out-last the
Bamboo Shack Aces and in
the feature contest, the
Police Crimestoppers
stunned the Royal Bahamas
Defense Force 75-66.



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over the Grand Bahama All-Stars. The victory after Panthers knocked off the All-Stars 78-75 on Friday night.
Georgia State will be back in action tonight against the Commonwealth Bank Giants. During the rest of the
week, the University of Nebraska will be in action, starting on Tuesday night. Action will get started at 7

p.m. each night.

Bahamas crush Gayman Islands

FROM page 12

Garfield Morrison, coach of the men's team,
said the team was better prepared than last year,
and are therefore looking forward to improving
on their performance.

"We spent a lot more time in preparation of
our skill level,” he said. "We have good overall
team speed and we are physical.”

Morrison said he hoped the Bahamas would be
able to protect home field as well with a promis-
ing group of players.

"We have some good endurance and we have
the sunshine on our side,” he said. “We have
some players that we expect to perform very
well. If they do, we should do very well in this
tournament.”

On Wednesday, Bermuda will take on the
Cayman Islands while Mexico will square off
against Barbados.

The tournament concludes on Saturday,
August 21st with three games on the schedule.

The fifth place game, which features third
place teams in both pools at 1pm, the third place
game with both second place team from each
pool at 3:30pm, and the final at Spm.

The Under 19 Championships run concur-
rently with the Women's 15 a-side Champi-

onships, also at the Winton Rugby Center.

The tournament opened yesterday with
Canada’s Under 20 squad facing a Caribbean
select team which features players from Trinidad
& Tobago, Guyana, Jamaica, Barbados and St
Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Bahamas will debut its team Thursday
against the Caribbean Select squad with their
second match, Saturday against the Cayman
Islands. This edition of the tournament marks
the first time the US and Canada, will compete
alongside teams from the Caribbean for the first
time in the event.

Elystan Miles, tournament coordinator and
BRFU executive, said with the best facilities in
the region, the Bahamas has laid the foundation
to field competitive national teams, with the
advent of a women’s team a major step in the
right direction.

"This is a pretty big deal for us," said Miles,
noting that this is the first time that the Bahamas
has hosted such a prestigious event. "This is also
the first time that we are having a ladies’ team.

"We're not really anticipating great things
from them. We're just glad that they have final-
ly gotten a team together. This is the first step for
women's rugby in the country.”



National team settle
for bronze following
five-set thriller loss

FROM page 12

other commitments,” said Wilson, pointing out that Kelsie John-
son indicated that she has retired, sisters Cherise and Krystel
Rolle, along with their cousin Anishka, went on a family cruise and
Tomasina Poitier was on maternity leave.

“It’s difficult for a team to compete at a high level without
five key players. But they played well throughout the tourna-
ment. It was probably one of the best performances I’ve seen.
They were very competitive.”

Wilson said the lack of playing together on a consistent basic
had an effect on the outcome of their games.

Changes

But he said with a few changes in personnel in the future, the
team should be able to play at a high level just as the men did.

Katrina Johnson, Laval Sands, Davia Moss, Tia Wilson,
Melinda Bastian, Tia Charlow and Camellia Miller were some
of the key players who carried the team in the tournament.

Up to the time of this interview, the final statistics were not
yet released. But a number of the Bahamian male players were
in the running for some of the individual awards.

Byron Ferguson was the leading candidate for best hitter of
the tournament; Jamal Ferguson was leading the way in the dig-
ging category and best libero; Renaldo Knowles was leading as
best server and Prince Wilson was sitting in third place.

None of the women were in contention for any individual
awards. Both teams are due to return home this afternoon.

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LOCAL NEWS



Harbour Island residents
FROM page one

they agreed by unanimous vote to protest.
“They (BEC) have been working on it for five years now. How much
patience could you have? The power was off on Wednesday night at

10.45pm. For some people it was not restored until 69m Thursday, the fol-
? formance of our students.”

lowing day. Friday it went off again for four hours. Yesterday, (Saturday)

it went off at 6am and came back on at 11am. It went off at 1.30am this } \ i I
? public education on the island

? this school year is the split of
? Jack Hayward High School into

morning (Sunday) and came back on at 6am. How much more patience do
they want,” he said.
Along with the inconvenience of the power outages, Mr Johnson said

residents are losing refrigerators, generators, and general appliances due :
to the electrical spikes. In addition to the loss of personal items, the island } L
? to give students [at Jack Hay-

i ward] the same opportunity to

councillor said tourists are becoming fed-up and leaving as well.
“Tt’s 95 degrees at day, and 85 degrees at night. People are simply not

sleeping. Folks on the island who have to get up in the morning to make ;
breakfast and clean for the children who cannot sleep at night. Some of

them can’t take a shower because there is no water. But yet they must still ;
: bune yesterday, Mr Bannister

? told of an impromptu flight to
: the island to quell dissent against

get up and go serve the tourists.
“The community simply wants power. Wednesday when power was off,
BEC was down here disconnecting people. There are so many people being

affected. Last night, the number of people on the road simply trying to get }

release it is unbelievable,” said Mr Johnson.

Last week, BEC issued a statement asking residents of Harbour Island
for “patience” as they work to resolve the island’s lingering power supply
problems. According to the corporation, the first two cuts, which lasted
about 40 minutes each, were the result of power trips on the main line sup-
plying electricity from the Hatchet Bay power station to Harbour Island.

After the problem was resolved, the power had to be cut again for about

an hour around 10am to allow BEC workers to replace faulty equipment tes
? that the ministry should have

; consulted them before making
: the change.

at the Harbour Island Power Station. More power cuts followed. The state-
ment said: “BEC is presently in the process of completing the installation
of a new supply route to the Harbour Island mainland. We are also in the

process of testing our new facility at Hatchet Bay. Once these projects have |
been completed it is expected that the reliability of supply to the Harbour { them and heard their concerns. I

Island mainland will significantly improve and the interruptions to elec- nts ¢
i their views, but I explained to

tricity services will diminish.”

FROM page one

: stressed the changes were not a
i response to negative behaviour.
was enough. About 75 citizens showed up to a Thursday meeting, where i
? some changes to Grand Bahama,
i? as we were doing throughout the
? country, to improve instruction

He said: “We wanted to make

and continue to upgrade the per-

Another noted change to

a junior and a senior high school.
Mr Bannister said: “We want

achieve as students at St
George’s have been achieving.”
In an interview with The Tri-

the changes.
The minister met with dis-

: gruntled protesters from the
? school board at Walter Parker
? Primary School last week about
i the transfer of their principal — of
? more than 20 years — to Freeport

Primary School.
The protesters maintained

Mr Bannister said: “I met with

didn’t expect them to change

BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION

& BILLING CHANGES

Effective July 1st, 2010 The Bahamas Electricity Corporation
(BEC) has introduced new rates for all consumers in New
Providence and the Family Islands. Billings for allconsumers
during this transition period will be carried out as follows:

Bills for the service period May 16th to June 15th with the billing date
July 3rd were mailed out on or around July 10th and were due for

payment on July 23rd at the old rates;

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a billing date of July 15th at the old rates. The bills for this abbreviated

period are due for payment on August 6th;

The new rate comes into effect for the service period commencing
July ist, 2010. Meter readings for this service period will take place
at the end of July, and bills will be sent out in mid-August. Payment for
this period will become due on September 6th, 2010.

Commercial accounts that were billed at the end of June at the old rates
will receive their next bill at the end of July at the new rates.

The new rates as of July 1st, 2010 will be as follows:

TARIFF

RESIDENTIAL
0-200 units per month
201-800 units per month
Remaining units
Minimum monthly charge

COMMERCIAL

All units per month
Minimum monthly charge

10.95 cents per unit
11.95 cents per unit
14.95 cents per unit
$5.00

15.00 cents per unit
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Minimum monthly charge

KVA CHARGE
$11.36 per KVA
8.70 cents per unit
6.20 cents per unit
$ 568.00

TEMPORARY SUPPLIES

16.38 cents per unit | $20.00 connection fee

$10.00 per month Meter Rental

(variable per unit to include total cost of fuel)

SPECIAL SERVICES

Special Reading, Check Reading, Fuse

Replacement

Meter Test — Minimum charge

Visit with intent to disconnect
Residential Consumer
Commercial Consumer

Reconnection Fee

Returned Cheque Fee

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GB schools

them our decision and shared
with them the appraisals of their
new principal. I think they were
satisfied.”

Though it is not mandatory
for the Ministry to consult with
public school boards concerning
transfers, Mr Bannister said it

was a good practice to which
they plan to give greater consid-
eration.

He said: “We are not mandat-
ed or legally required to consult
with the boards, however it is
good in terms of building rela-
tionships and admittedly the
office in Grand Bahama did not
advise the board. However it is
something that we will try to do

in the future.”

Also receiving a new principal
by way transfer will be Hugh W
Campbell Primary, while Bartlett
Hill Primary and Maurice Moore
Primary will receive the pro-
moted vice-principals.

Mr Bannister added: “We are
giving them all new vistas to deal
with, new students and new
opportunities this year.”




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BREITLING



Addiction rehab facility
could open in 2011

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

million dollar, the

first of its kind in the

world, medical

tourism facility

could open its doors

in the Bahamas as early as the first

quarter of next year, bringing a rev-

olutionary addiction cure and a fair-

ly new type of visitor to the

Bahamas, the project's chief telling

Tribune Business yesterday, that two

million dollars has already been

raised and several US investors are
on board.

Dr Mark Puleo, who was also the

brainchild behind 1-800-pet-meds in
the US, said the addiction rehabili-
tation facility could open up in west-
ern New Providence as early as Feb-
ruary 2011.

According to Dr Puleo, the pro-
ject could employ as many as 20 to
25 individuals, including Bahamian
doctors, psychiatrists and staff.

He added that his company Ibo-
cure, will be a "world class addic-
tion treatment facility” offering a
revolutionary drug called Ibogaine
that is said to eradicate substance
abuse in less time than other addic-
tion treatments.

While the drug has not been
approved by the Federal Drug
Administration (FDA) in the US,

the company will be allowed to
administer the drug here according
to the plans laid out by Ibocure,
which were given the thumbs-up by
the Ministry of Health and the Min-
istry of Tourism.

Ibocure's chief marketing officer,
Bonnie Levengood, said the com-
pany chose the Bahamas for its
addiction rehabilitation centre
because of its proximity to the US,
its premier health care system and its
ability to meld the healing process
with a relaxing atmosphere.

The company is considering a
location only feet from the beach in
an area just east of Sandyport. Dr
Puleo said he could not release the
details of the location while the com-

pany was still in talks with the own-
er.

"We want people to feel relaxed,”
said Ms Levengood.

"We are attracting very high-end
people and it will be expensive to
gO, SO We wanted to create an idyllic
location by the ocean so they feel
like they can relax and attract their
friends and family.

"It takes a stressful situation and
makes it relaxed and therapeutic.
We will take a very Zen-like
approach to the development of the
centre which will be a spa-like world
class facility.”

Dr Puleo said investors have
already raised $2million for the start-
up of the facility.

"We need to refurbish the cen-
tre," he said.

He added that the facility will be
able to house at least 15 patients at a
time and will require, nurses, cooks
doctors and a host of other medical
professions.

The Bahamas Investment Author-
ity (BIA) confirmed last week that it
had given the Miami-based medical
tourism provider a green light to
operate in the Bahamas, with the
Ministry of Tourism and the Min-
istry of Health also giving approval.

Ibocure was incorporated last year
and Minister of Tourism Vincent
Vanderpool-Wallace said his office

SEE page 6B

Medical tourism needs Bahamian
investors to help industry grow

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

MEDICAL tourism needs
Bahamian investors to help
the industry grow and keep
the wealth that can be made
in the country, the chief of the
medical pavilion told Tribune
Business yesterday.

Dr Conville Brown said the
country can benefit greatly
from medical tourism, how-
ever, it will take Bahamian
investors to make it pay off
for the Bahamas.

Dr Brown also added that
while he is a proponent for
medical tourism and opening
up the sector to investors, the
burgeoning industry will not
see significant benefits from
large foreign firms that may
funnel a large part of its prof-
its out of the country to its
investors and for other oper-
ational investments.

"Tam for medical tourism
and I started to try to set up a

facility for medical tourism done,"

more than ten years ago," Dr
Brown said. "I think medical
tourism can be very good and

Bahamas by way of hotel

room nights and spending.
"We will get the fringe ben-

efits depending on how it is



DR CONVILLE BROWN

said Dr Brown.

Positive

bring their manpower, own
the facility and bring their
patients, and then they and
the proceeds will all leave the
country. We will be a domicile
with little spin-off benefits
except for the occasional
hotel room."

He added that the Bahamas
is a perfect location for med-
ical tourism because of its
proximity language and pari-
ty of the dollar.

"We have very similar stan-
dards, and we can deliver the
quality,” he said. "This is a
model that ought to be
encourage because it can be a
tremendous benefit to the
Bahamas."

Dr Brown said one year
ago the medical pavilion won
an award from the EU that
was administered by the
Caribbean Export Develop-

ment Agency that allowed
them to export medical care
and establish a medical
tourism model.

"Where we have ended up
is we are now in two coun-
tries in a substantial way,” he
said.

According to him, his com-
pany now manages patients
in Antigua and brings them
to the Bahamas for radiation
therapy.

This sort of medical tourism
that Bahamians can benefit
from and own, said Dr Brown
is how the country can benefit
in a large way from the
instance of medical tourism.

"There are so many spin-
offs," he said. "The only time
you will not see any benefits is
if we don't have significant
Bahamian ownership and we
will have adverse effects.”

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been impeded in one way or
another.

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eign firms who want to bring
medical tourism facilitates
here to the Bahamas will only
provide benefits to the

"It can have a positive
impact on the medial profes-
sion, the economy and the
country as a whole and
Bahamians can benefit be
they professionals as well as
employment opportunities.

"If it is implemented in a
non-participatory manor,
meaning if the typical model
is that *x’ company comes in
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MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010, PAGE 3B





Mining and oil boom propel
investment in Colombia

By NANCY LOPEZ
Associated Press Writer

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP)
— Security gains and capital-
ist-friendly investment rules
are spurring an unprecedent-
ed mining and oil boom in
Colombia, a pro-business out-
post on an increasingly leftist
continent.

Investors are deeming
Colombia well worth the risk
though many parts of the
country where reserves are
being exploited continue to
be plagued by illegal armed
groups. Even a car-bombing
Thursday in the country's cap-
ital just a week into the new
administration "won't be a
problem for foreign invest-
ment,” analyst Roberto Melzi
of Barclays Capital said.

South America's third-
largest oil producer behind
Brazil and Venezuela, Colom-
bia is on track to generate
more than one million barrels
of crude a day by 2012 —
double its production in 2006
— the government says.
State-owned Ecopetrol
accounts for nearly 90 per
cent of today's production.

A full 80 per cent of the
$7.2 billion in direct foreign
investment the country
reaped last year went to
petroleum and mining — with
investment in the latter sec-
tor nearly doubling to $3.1 bil-
lion.

"Companies are looking for
the next big thing — an unex-
plored market — and Colom-
bia has been popping up on
the radar," said analyst
Patrick Esteruelas of Eurasia
Group.

By contrast, neighbouring
Ecuador, the continent's No.
5 oil producer behind
Argentina, got a total of $312
million in foreign investment
in 2009.

Colombia is so bullish on
the foreign investment bonan-
za flourishing under new Pres-
ident Juan Manuel Santos, a
former foreign trade, defense
and finance minister, that the
government is forecasting a
healthy jump in gross domes-
tic product this year — 4.5 per
cent.

Colombia's foreign trade
ministry says it expects
Colombia to attract $10 bil-
lion in foreign investment this
year, approaching the record
$10.6 billion of 2008. The
influx has so flooded Colom-
bia with dollars that the US
currency has lost 12 per cent
of its value this year against
the Colombia peso.

While Venezuela and
Ecuador have alienated many
energy investors by rewriting
oil contracts — increasing
royalties and taxes so much
that many multinationals
pulled out — Colombia's out-
going president, Alvaro
Uribe, offered strong incen-



OIL WORKERS near Ecopetrol's drilling platform in Nueva Castilla,
Colombia. South America's third-largest oil producer behind Brazil and
Venezuela, Colombia is on track to generate more than one million bar-
rels of crude a day by 2012, double the production from 2006, the gov-
ernment says. State-owned Ecopetrol accounts for nearly 90 per

cent of today's production.

tives.

"Colombia is one of the few
countries in Latin America
essentially that offers ironclad
contractual guarantees over
periods of 20 years," Esteru-
elas said.

During Uribe's eight years
in office, which ended August
7, Colombia's known oil
reserves rose 22 per cent to
1.9 billion barrels with pro-
duction jumping 45 per cent.

Colombia also has been the
continent's No. 1 coal pro-
ducer for 39 years running.

It is increasingly competing
for mining investment with
Peru and Chile, historically
safer bets due not just to
proven reserves of gold, cop-
per and other minerals but
also greater political stabili-
ty.

Only about five million
(19,000 square miles) of
Colombia's 114 million
hectares (440,000 square
miles) have been explored,
said Mario Ballesteros, the
director of its Institute of
Geology and Mining, though
40 per cent of the country is
legally off-limits due to nat-
ural reserves and environ-
mentally sensitive regions.

Even before Uribe took
office, investors considered
the country's gold reserves
especially promising. Colom-
bia is Latin America's fifth-
largest producer.

"It's only now that you're
seeing the product of people's
investigation coming through
in the form of feasibility stud-

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ies and project development,”
said William Tankard, an ana-
lyst with GMFS, a London-
based precious metals con-
sultancy firm.

Last year, Greystar
Resources Ltd., a Canadian
mining company, projected it
could extract from the Angos-
tura deposit in the northeast-
ern state of Santander a total
of 511,000 ounces of gold —
worth up to $611 million at
today's prices — and 2.3 mil-
lion ounces of silver. In its 16
years operating in Colombia,
Greystar has invested $140







million.

South African miner Ang]l-
oGold Ashanti Ltd., mean-
while, has invested $159 mil-
lion in Colombia since 2002
and believes it may have
unearthed a monster mine, La
Colosa, that could generate
800,000 ounces of gold annu-
ally, said Ivan Malaver, a
company spokesman.

Both projects have run into
regulatory hurdles, however,
as people who live near the
gold deposits object to the
planned use of cyanide in
open pit operations in both
La Colosa and Angostura.
They fear contamination of
local water supplies.

"Colombia has to weigh the
long term, maintaining the
country's biodiversity and vast
water resources, with the
short term, which is the issue
of mining,” said Manuel
Rodriguez, Colombia's first

environment minister from
1994-98.

La Colosa alone would
require the removal of
600,000 tons of earth daily to
extract the gold fragments dis-
persed underneath the sur-
face — meaning 90,000 tons
of cyanide and 250,000 liters
(66,000 gallons) of water per
hour to distill the precious
metal.

Still, it's never been a better
time to be in the gold busi-
ness. The precious metal's
price has reached unprece-
dented heights, now selling
for more than $1,200 an
ounce.

What Colombia's invest-
ment boosters don't like to
dwell on, however, are ques-
tions of security.

The country's nearly half-
century-old conflict with left-
ist rebels still simmers and
sometimes boils over, espe-



cially in rural areas where
mining and energy explo-
ration tend to occur.

Historically, Colombia's
illegal armed groups have
exacted "war taxes" from
mining and oil producers.
Those that refused were
attacked.

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By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
AP Retail Writer

NEW YORK (AP) —J C
Penney Co. cut its profit out-
look for the rest of the year, a
sign of jitters that Americans,
still stinging from the reces-
sion and worried about jobs,
aren't going to spend more
any time soon.

The reduced outlook came
Friday as Penney reported a
second-quarter profit as it
benefited from tight invento-
ry controls and exclusive
store-label brands. Shares fell
90 cents, or 4.7 per cent, to
close at $19.82 after hitting a
52-week low of $19.79 earlier
in the session.

Myron Ullman III, J C Pen-

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ney's chairman and CEO, told
analysts during a conference
call Friday that while earlier
in the year retailers recog-
nised they wouldn't be able
to rely on the “consumer
economy" to drive business,
now he says it could be a
"drag" given the slowdown
and Penney's will have to
work even harder to woo
shoppers to buy in the final
months of 2010.

Ullman said J C Penney’s
shoppers, who are primarily
middle income, are bearing
the biggest brunt of the econ-
omy's woes as they grapple
with tight credit, job losses
and a protracted housing
slump.

"Our customer tends to be
more urban, more ethnic and
more impacted by the econo-
my than many others in the
overall retail landscape,” Ull-
man said.

With Penney a bit more
concerned about consumer
spending than earlier in the
year when it ordered fall and
holiday goods, Ullman said
that the chain will look "very
carefully" at revising inven-
tory levels for the rest of the
year, though he doesn't see
any major issues yet.

Penney, based in Plano,
Texas, earned $14 million, or
six cents per share, in the
three months ended July 31.
That compares with a loss of
$1 million, or break-even per
share, in the same quarter last
year.

The second-quarter 2010
results included a charge of
about five cents per share
related to a debt buyback
completed in May.

Revenue was $3.94 billion,
down 0.1 per cent from a year
ago. Revenue at stores open
at least a year rose 0.9 per
cent compared with a year
ago. The measure is a key
indicator of a retailer's health
because it includes sales at
existing stores while exclud-
ing sales at newly opened
locations.

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ALEVI’S display is shown at a Macy's department store in Miami.

Thomson Reuters expected
five cents per share on rev-
enue of $4 billion.

After a surprise pickup in

overall consumer spending
earlier in the year, most retail-
ers have seen a slowdown
since April as the economic

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recovery is stalling and the
job market remains stagnant.

With shoppers watching
their spending, any sales gains
are coming at the expense of
other retailers. Department
stores, in particular, are fight-
ing a fierce battle for con-
sumer dollars in which Pen-
ney appears to be falling
short.

To lure shoppers into their
stores, Penney and its rivals
like Kohl's Corp. and Macy's
Inc. have been adding more
exclusive fashions.

This month, Penney
became the only US retailer
to sell Liz Claiborne and Clai-
borne women's wear, except
the Isaac Mizrahi-designed
Liz Claiborne New York
brand, which went to QVC.
Ullman said that so far the
clothes have received strong

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CUSTOMERS are seen in the main entrance of the new J C Penney store in the Manhattan Mall during the grand opening in New York. Tight
inventory controls and exclusive store label brands pushed J C Penney Co. into profitability in the second quarte. But the department store

offered cut its profit outlook because of the uncertain economy.

FROM page 4B

consumer reception.

This fall, Penney will
become the only department
store selling MNG by Man-
go, a European clothing

Penney said Friday that it
expects revenue at stores
open at least a year to be up
two per cent to three per cent
in the current quarter. Total
sales should increase one per-
centage point less, which
means anywhere from one to

two per cent, because Penney
stopped publishing its Big
Book catalogs.

For the current quarter,
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in the range of 16 cents to 20
cents. Analysts had expected
24 cents per share.

brand, a big coup as fast-fash-
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Penney said back-to-school
selling is off to a "good start,”
fuelled by new brands such as
Uproar and Supergirl by Nes-
tle and exclusive styles such
as Olsenboye and RS by
Sheckler. The strongest sellers
were in men's clothing and
women's accessories during
the second quarter, the chain
said.

Still, tough competition is
taking a toll.

Last week, Penney report-
ed a surprise 0.6 per cent drop
in July revenue at stores open
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that its second-quarter profit
would come in at the low end
of its forecast. Competitors
Macy's and Kohl's, by con-
trast, reported rising sales.

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has "very much" been a part
of the development of Ibo-
cure’s movement into the
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provider.

The tourism ministry's roll
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accreditation that almost
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from international institutions
inquiring about opportunities
in the Bahamas for medical
tourism.

The hospital's CEO,
Charles Sealy, said it had
been engaged in medical
tourism even before the JCI
accreditation, but added that
this will substantially validate
the BISX-listed institution as
one that meets international
standards and follows the lat-
est US clinical guidelines.

Doctors Hospital is the first
institution to receive JCI
accreditation in the
Caribbean region, and with
this "joins an elite group of
few hospitals worldwide
which have passed JCI's strin-
gent clinical quality stan-
dards".

According to Mr Sealy, the
accreditation gives Doctors
Hospital an opportunity to
expand its medical tourism
explorations, which current-
ly focuses primarily on out-
patient surgical procedures.

And he believes Doctors
Hospital can offer those ser-
vices at competitive rates with
comparable accommodations,
while leveraging the allure of
the Bahamas as a destination.

"Within this time we have
heard from five institutions,
who called to inquire about
the opportunities for medical
tourism, and so we are look-
ing at other opportunities
where we can invite people
to our shores to be able to
receive good health care in
our country,” said Mr Sealy.

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AN EMPLOYEE of Korean Air walks past a logo at the Korean Air ticketing counter at Gimpo airport in Seoul, South Korea. Korean Air, South Korea's biggest airline, said Friday it sank to a loss in the second
quarter as a weak won swelled its fuel costs.

Korean Air sinks to loss
in Q2 as fuel bill rises

By SANGWON YOON

Associated Press Writer

SEOUL, South Korea
(AP) — Korean Air, South
Korea's biggest airline, said
Friday it sank to a loss in the
second quarter as a weak won
swelled its fuel costs.

The carrier lost 233.1 bil-
lion won ($192 million) in the
three months ended June 30
compared with a profit of 78.5
billion won a year earlier.
Sales surged 36.7 per cent to

2.84 trillion won.

Shares in the airline, which
released earnings before the
stock market closed, rose 2.5
per cent to 76,900 won as its
operating profit — seen as a
direct indicator of business
performance — more than
doubled.

Korean Air said its fuel bill
increased by 30 per cent from
a year earlier to 865 billion
won amid higher jet fuel
prices and a 3.5 per cent fall
in the won against the dollar

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numbers are recovering from
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won has strengthened.

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performance before taxes,
dividends, asset sales and oth-
er items are figured into net
profit or loss — surged more
than twofold to 352.1 billion

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won from 127.3 billion won
last year.

Korean Air, the world's
biggest international air cargo
carrier, said its airfreight busi-
ness improved in the second
quarter as exports of liquid
crystal displays, semiconduc-
tors and cell phones
increased.

Cargo to Europe more
than doubled and nearly dou-
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months.

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(OFFSHORE VENTURES) LIMITED

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of the International Business Companies Act
2000, notice is hereby given that the above-
named Company has been dissolved and
struck off the Register pursuant to a Certificate
of Dissolution issued by The Registrar General
on the 15th day of January, A.D., 2010.

Dated the 13th day of August, A.D., 2010.

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from The Bahamas. a3 well 23 the supervision of Financtal and Corporade Service Providers, invites
applications from qualified Bahamians for the following position:

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Responsibilities:

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Prepare examinalion reports to Licensees and Registrants
Monitor and follow up with Licensees and Registrants to ensure satisfactory resolution of
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FROM page 3B

In 2001 alone, the 480-mile
Cano Limon pipeline was hit
by 170 acts of sabotage
blamed on rebels. The attacks
were curbed beginning in
2002 under Uribe, when
Colombian military units
began guarding the pipeline,
said Mauricio Tellez,
spokesman for state-owned
Ecopetrol, which operates the
pipeline.

But not all the protection
is by legally constituted forces.

"The recent mining boom
— exploration and exploita-
tion activities — has been
accompanied by the arrival of
illegal security groups,” said
Ariel Avila, a researcher at
the Nuevo Arco Iris think
tank.

Avila said he has found in
field studies over the last two
years that illegal armed
groups linked to far-right mili-
tias and leftist rebels are pro-
viding security for oil compa-
nies in several regions, espe-
cially in the southeastern
states of Meta and Guaviare.

He would not name the oil
companies, for his own secu-
rity.

Companies operating or
exploring in Meta and
Guaviare include Canadian-
owned Pacific Rubiales,
Exxon Mobil Corp., Brazil-
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Colombia, unlike many of its
neighbours, was forced to pro-
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Over the next year, the
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as in the lowlands of the
southern state of Putumayo
— both areas of continued
rebel activity.

"In areas that are consid-
ered a high risk, like in the
border regions with
Venezuela and Ecuador, mil-
itary forces will accompany
oil operators,” said Armando
Zamora, regulator for the
National Agency of Hydro-
carbons.

Just last year, he said, the
Revolutionary Armed Forces
of Colombia, or FARC,
burned some trucks and tried
intimidating workers during
an oil operation in the south-
ern state of Putumayo, which
borders Ecuador.

He wouldn't detail the inci-
dent.

To Rodriguez, the former
environmental minister, the
intimidation, violence and
extortion are simply the price
of doing business in Colom-
bia.

After all, he said, major
coal operations began in
Colombia during the peak of
its conflict.

"Historically, the country's
violence hasn't been the
biggest difficulty for outside
companies,” Avila said. "The
biggest difficulty was that they
didn't know the region. And
now that they've done pre-
liminary studies and know,
they're investing more."

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How far can the media
go in search of truth?

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

he recent disclosures

about the “unautho-

rised” activities at

Nygard Cay, Simms

Point, Lyford Cay, is a
blatant display of the limitations of
mass media to fully live up to the
ideal held so dearly by many in the
public.

Peter Nygard is mostly described
as the flamboyant Canadian fashion
tycoon in the mass media. His main-
stream narrative is constructed by
qualifiers, such as foreign investor,
second-home owner, Bahamian
employer, marketer of destination
Bahamas, and philanthropist.

But what of the other narratives?
There are those — millionaire neigh-
bours, high-power attorneys and
government officials included - who
accuse him of being a chronic flouter
of the law.

Just last week, Vincent Vander-
pool Wallace, Minister of Tourism,
and Earl Deveaux, Minister of the
Environment, confirmed that
Nygard Cay operates with no hotel
license and no commercial license. It
is claimed that he has done so for
years in full view of the Bahamian
authorities and the entire world. Tri-
bune sources also claim he pays no
hotel room tax, although on some
websites his luxury home is adver-
tised for resort rental at a rate of
over $40,000 per day.

There is politics behind his por-
trayal, because people with money
and power can control their image;
in fact they survive and thrive based
on how they manage their image.
And they can create a legitimising
environment to establish themselves
as credible. People with less money
and less power do the same thing,
but with a diminished effect.

Mr Nygard is legitimised by many
constructs, such as the allure of his
fantasy Robinson Crusoe home that
is frequented by Nassau’s perceived
“elite”, and anyone else with a good-
looking face. He throws a “wicked”
party and he can throw down a pret-
ty penny to sponsor a national sport-
ing federation, or some organisation
suiting his tastes. He opens his doors
to the Bahamian advertising and
marketing industry for countless
photo shoots and special events.

For years he has been legitimised
in the media and by the media, hav-
ing been quoted as a credible author-
ity on anything from the Bahamian
tax system to the tourism industry.

At the same time, government
officials have consistently neglected
to mention what has now come to
light: their claims that he operates in
several instances outside the bound-
aries of a law in which most Bahami-
ans are confined.

This “other” narrative rarely
makes the front pages of the news-
papers, or the glossy magazines,
because without information from
a reliable source willing to go on the
record, or to be quoted anonymous-
ly to suggest a contrary nature, an
uninformed journalist will almost
always go with the mainstream por-
trayal of a public figure. And an
informed journalist consciously
chooses a particular representation.

Clearly, this creates a limited view

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VINCENT VANDERPOOL WALLACE

of reality, but such is the nature of
how journalism works. Many peo-
ple hold the expectation that jour-
nalists should seek out the absolute
truth; journalists should show the
true picture. If they critically
analysed the media industry, they
might not hold such a naive and lofty
ideal. If they understood how to
question, evaluate, comprehend and
use the media, they might be able
to see it for what it is and for what it
is not.

There is a reason journalists talk
about writing “stories” or working
an “angle.” The representations of
reality that bear themselves on the
pages of newspapers and in the
images of a television broadcast are
simply constructs of reality; they are
angles. Understanding them as any-
thing different is to be drawn into
an illusion; to conflate the opinions
of a few with absolute truth.

The way in which Mr Nygard is
typically represented in the main-
stream media, locally and interna-
tionally, is a perfect example of why
media literacy should be considered
as essential as reading, writing and
“knowing oneself” in this informa-
tion age.

In today’s society we are bom-
barded with millions of media mes-
sages that are saturated with politi-
cally-loaded information. People
must be able to read beyond the
hype of headlines; they must be able
to critically engage the views of
sources that use hyperbolic language
and exaggerations to shape percep-
tion.

It is unfortunate that Mr Nygard is
a perfect case study of my point,
although I am not accusing him of
anything. That needs to be said
because the limitations of the pub-
lishing profession are also such that
you only accuse based on what you
can prove.

My point is, public figures have
multiple identities, some are specu-
lative, some are mainstreamed and
others are accusations yet to be test-
ed in court. In all cases, there are
reasons why certain representations
are portrayed in the news and others
are not.

Simply put, facts lend themselves
to interpretation and manipulation.

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Law professionals know this very
well, particularly those in litigation.
For example, when a jury rules affir-
matively on the “facts” of a case pre-
sented by the prosecution that only
makes the evidence presented by
the prosecution “facts” in the
defined system of law.

However, the defence can contin-
ue to purport a different set of
“facts” all the way to the final court
of appeal, and beyond. And on
appeal, a different set of jurors or
judges, holding different views,
expressing different opinions, could
very well validate those original
“non-truths” as facts, after the initial
fact.

Haiti is a country that knows well
the power of media representations.
Is it a fact that voodoo is devil wor-
ship? Is it a fact that Haiti is the
poorest country in the Western
hemisphere, or is there an underly-
ing and popularly accepted value
judgment on the meaning of
African-rooted spirituality and
poverty.

In the media, Haiti by default is
referred to as the poorest country
in the Western hemisphere. It may
very well be so, but there is a choice
to represent it as such.

Media professionals could very
well refer to Haiti as the first free
black republic in the western world,
or the first country in the Western
hemisphere to abolish slavery, or
use no qualifier at all. These titles
might not be as society-conforming,
but imagine the different level of
consciousness they would create of
Haiti, particularly over time.

As a journalist I see this repeat-
edly. The media does more to rein-
force destructive stereotypes and
feed populous rage than it does to
effect real positive change, or even to
truly educate.

I wrote a story about investment
opportunities in Haiti, after an inter-
view with the Haitian Ambassador.
Here I was thinking, Bahamians, in
their capitalist world view, would be
happy to hear the inside scoop on
how to make money off the Haitian
people they love to denigrate; they
would be interested to know there
was a way to benefit financially from
investment opportunities, rather

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than just emotionally from philan-
thropy.

This story enraged some Bahami-
ans, who expressed their views in
the comments section of the online
version of the story. One reader,
who identified himself as Jerome,
called the Ambassador a “joke”, say-
ing Bahamians have invested enough
in the Haitian people.

He continued with the usual litany
about Haitians taking over the coun-
try and draining our resources.
Another reader, who was identified
as “Bahamian with no Haitian ties”
spoke about rounding up Haitians
and sending them home.

That story accomplished little by
way of education, because many
used it as an opportunity to express
their preconceived notions and pre-
existing insecurities. The story end-
ed up feeding populous rage over
immigration. This is the norm, not
the anomaly.

I see this happen over and over
again. Many in the profession will
disagree, but the media often rein-
forces entrenched views, more than
it plants seeds of consciousness.
More often than not, the media mar-
ginalises the views of people who
are outside the circle of established
authority.

Individuals in the media business,
and probably the profession as a
whole, do not necessarily seek to do
these things deliberately, but invari-
ably they happen. Invariably, politi-
cians set the news agenda; the eco-
nomic elite set the business agenda;
the police set the crime agenda, and
the Bahamas Christian Council sets
the moral agenda.

Only in landmark instances does
the profession actually live up to its
journalistic ideal. By and large, this is
the daily impact: people get an inflat-
ed sense of reality; reader percep-
tions are shaped based on the per-
sonal agendas of sources; and stereo-
types, mainly the destructive ones,
are reinforced.

I am a journalist, and I say this
with a great respect for my profes-
sion, but I also understand the limi-
tations we face, and I believe in
media literacy, because I don’t
believe we should kid ourselves or
the people we serve about the inher-



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ent limitations and structural
inequities in the system we operate
within.

Take the following for example:
Who profited from the sale of thou-
sands of acres of private land in
order to create a BNT managed
national park? Even if my sources
are correct, this story will likely nev-
er see the light of day, even though I
believe the public would be well
within its right to ask for full disclo-
sure about a possible conflict of
interest.

What of claims that some Ameri-
can travel agents benefited finan-
cially from the Tourism Fly Free
promotion by charging their clients
regular rates and allegedly pocketing
the savings from the publicly-funded
promotion? I have sources who
claim this is the case, others who say
not. But this is the Ministry of
Tourism’s flagship promotion, and
powerful interests would push back
on this “angle” so much so, the sto-
ry will probably never make it into
the mainstream media.

The fact is, in our small and tight-
ly-guarded community, a journalist
would be hard pressed to find pri-
mary evidence or a quotable source.
And those who express these views,
or claim to know the truth, will
invariably be delegitimised by those
with established authority or else
the “reliable source” will slip into
the shadows and pretend they don’t
know you when the chips are down.
The accusations will be dismissed by
those in authority and the story will
be killed.

In this case, the “authority” is not
limited media owners; the primary
gatekeepers of information are the
politicians and civil servants who
claim there are “sinister” forces
operating below the surface, when
some of them are themselves part
and parcel of that force.

Unfortunately, when accusations
are made against powerful people
or interest groups, a higher standard
of proof is applied. In turn, a higher
standard is required to determine
the credibility of a source. Would
the media be less inclined to run
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By CHENGETAI ZVAUYA
Associated Press Writer

HARARE, Zimbabwe
(AP) — Zimbabwe began
selling hundreds of thousands
of carats of rough diamonds
Wednesday that were mined
from an area where human
rights groups say soldiers
killed 200 people, raped
women and forced children
into hard labour.

Heavily armed police and
soldiers guarded top security
vaults built at the main
Harare airport, where several
private jets brought buyers
from Israel, India, Lebanon
and Russia, officials said.

Abbey Chikane, Zimbab-
we monitor of the world dia-
mond control body, certified
the diamonds as ready for sale
on Wednesday, having said
controversy-plagued dia-
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mum international standards.
Some 900,000 carats were put
up for auction Wednesday,
the mines ministry said.

Investigators for the world's
diamond control body said
last year that the gems were
mined at the Marange dia-
mond fields by virtual slaves
who had been told to dig or
die, and were smuggled out
by soldiers who raped and
beat civilians.

Process

Yet the Kimberley Process,
the diamond body, said those
gems didn't qualify as "blood
diamonds."

Human Rights Watch says
children as young as 10 were
forced to work up to 11 hours
a day in the Marange dia-
mond fields with no pay or
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working there as of February
2009.

Zimbabwe's mines ministry
accuses human rights groups
of "peddling falsehoods" over
rights violations.

No estimated value was giv-
en for stones, although unof-
ficial estimates range up to $2
billion, a massive boost for
Zimbabwe's ailing economy
and representing about one-
third of the southern African
country's national debt.

The eastern alluvial dia-
mond fields were uncovered
in 2006 and are estimated to
be able to meet one-fourth of
the world’s demand for dia-
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UK doctors: New superbug
gene could spread widely

LONDON (AP) — People
travelling to India for med-
ical procedures have brought
back to Britain a new gene
that allows any bacteria to
become a superbug, and sci-
entists are warning this type
of drug resistance could soon
appear worldwide.

Though already widespread
in India, the new superbug
gene is being increasingly
spotted in Britain and else-
where. Experts warn the
booming medical tourism
industries in India and Pak-
istan could fuel a surge in
antibiotic resistance, as
patients import dangerous
bugs to their home countries.

The superbug gene, which
can be swapped between dif-
ferent bacteria to make them
resistant to most drugs, has
so far been identified in 37
people who returned to the
UK after undergoing surgery
in India or Pakistan.

The resistant gene has also
been detected in Australia,
Canada, the US, the Nether-
lands and Sweden. The
researchers say since many
Americans and Europeans
travel to India and Pakistan
for elective procedures like
cosmetic surgery, it was likely
the superbug gene would
spread worldwide.

In an article published
online Wednesday in the jour-
nal Lancet Infectious Dis-
eases, doctors reported find-
ing a new gene, called NDM-
1. The gene alters bacteria,
making them resistant to
nearly all known antibiotics. It
has been seen largely in E.
coli bacteria, the most com-
mon cause of urinary tract

infections, and on DNA struc-
tures that can be easily copied
and passed onto other types
of bacteria.

The researchers said the
superbug gene appeared to
be already circulating widely
in India, where the health sys-
tem is much less likely to
identify its presence or have
adequate antibiotics to treat
patients. "The potential of
NDM.-1 to be a worldwide
public health problem is great,
and coordinated internation-
al surveillance is needed," the
authors wrote.

Still, the numbers of peo-
ple who have been identified
with the superbug gene
remains very small.

"We are potentially at the
beginning of another wave of
antibiotic resistance, though
we still have the power to stop
it,” said Christopher Thomas,
a professor of molecular
genetics at the University of
Birmingham who was not
linked to the study. Thomas
said better surveillance and
infection control procedures
might halt the gene's spread.

Thomas said while people
checking into British hospi-
tals were unlikely to
encounter the superbug gene,
they should remain vigilant
about standard hygiene mea-
sures like properly washing
their hands.

"The spread of these multi-
resistant bacteria merits very
close monitoring,” wrote
Johann Pitout of the division
of microbiology at the Uni-
versity of Calgary, Canada, in
an accompanying Lancet
commentary.

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How far can the

FROM page 1C

be the case with an accusa-
tion about a group with less
clout?

It is a wonder how the
Nygard story came to light.
In placing random calls to
people listed in the phone
book with Lyford Cay
addresses, I had individuals
hang up the phone on me and
tell me: “I don’t like to be
bothered.” That might very
well be a reasonable view, but
invariably there are those in
society who have their priva-
cy respected and others who
do not.

Those with no access to
power by default have no pri-
vacy. It is common to hear
about certain people in soci-
ety who go through the court
system being successful at
never seeing their picture in
the newspaper, because they
have access to connections
that will ensure they are con-
cealed in one way or another.

Power buys people priva-
cy. Privacy ensures conceal-
ment from the public eye.
Lack of scrutiny by the public

enables people to have more
control over their image; it
gives them more flexibility in
constructing a credible per-
sona and pushing their own
agenda.

I share the ideal of my col-
leagues and the public that
journalism should democra-
tise information; give the peo-
ple ownership over their own
information; call out corrup-
tion; hold people with power
to account; and all of that
good stuff. But I know there is
a big gap between the ideal
we strive for, the reality we
exist in and the reality we
help to construct.

Media literacy is a discus-
sion about managing expec-
tations regarding the media;
understanding the gaps
between the ideal and the
reality; understanding how
people use the media; how it
operates and its limitations.

Politicians love to rail at the
media for sensationalising sto-
ries, but they are the biggest
offenders.

Every time I get a press
release from Bradley Roberts,
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are the facts, what is the real
story here. I estimate as much
as 85 per cent of his press
releases are hyperbole.

Politicians often criticise the
media for using “anonymous
sources”, but the scary reality
is, nowadays the politicians
do so behind the anonymous
cover of blogs, who are
accountable to no one. They
use anonymous websites to
stoke the fire by spreading
innuendoes.

When I use an anonymous
source it does not mean I am
ashamed to use their name
because the source is not
credible. It means the source
is good and reliable but has
asked not to be identified.
That is an annoyance for a
journalist, but completely
understandable given the
nature of our society.

Politicians and civil servants
have access to all of the evi-
dence to prove a lot of the
“big stories.” Some of them
prefer to spread innuendo
instead of giving journalists
the real story and the hard
facts, afraid that they might
be implicated. Some of them
do not like the news organi-
sation a particular journalist
might work for. Others are
too afraid, or might be in
breach of some contractual
obligation to confidentiality.
These are a few of many rea-
sons.

Media literacy would help
to promote a culture of open-
ness, and teach people that
the media is based on the
principle of transparency.

The average news story
contains about 500 words. If
you were to make it longer
than that, you would take a
gamble at whether people
would complete the piece.
The structure of the average
news story is built around five
simple questions: What hap-
pened, when did it happen;
why and how did it happen;
and who was involved.
Answer those five questions
and voila, there is your story.

At first glance this struc-
ture seems designed to bring
about objectivity, but if you
were to look from a different
angle, understand how to crit-
ically analyse the news, a dif-
ferent story would emerge.
This story is about why news
is not objective; why journal-
ists can never truly be objec-
tive; and why objectivity is a
journalistic illusion. And why
legal constraints often prevent
the telling of the whole sto-
ry.

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question of “why something
happened” is a subjective
process lending itself to a
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media go in search of truth?

FROM page 4C

issues are marginalised in the
Bahamian media is because
of the subjective perspectives
of gatekeepers in their assess-
ment of market wants. The
fact that Family Island news
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unless it is filtered through
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A SHOWDOWN is expected to take place tonight at Cleveland Eneas Primary School, when the PLPs Kennedy constituency office seeks to ratify the candidate they would wish to have to represent them in the next general election. The front-runners for the post are attorney Derek Ryan and Dion Smith. Both candidates are reportedly expected to address the constituency branch when it meets at 7.30pm and state their case as to why they are best suited to be the areas next Member of Parliament. While it is rumoured that Mr Ryan may emerge from the contest as the probable winner of the evening as he is alleged to be well liked by the branch, a source close to the matter said Mr Smith will not be going with out a fight. Although this ratification by the branch can only be viewed as a primary victory for any one of the political prospects, it could go a long way in helping the victor when they meet with the PLPs Candidates Committee who, at the end of the day, has the final word. Initially it was also reported that the PLPs treasurer Craig Butler had displayed an interest in the seat but was overlooked when Mr Smith emerged as a possible contender. Since then, Mr Smiths probable nomination has come under fire in recent weeks as political pundits speculate that his emergence on the political scene could have more to do with cementing the position of other would-be leaders within the party than his own actual nomination. Naturally this has raised fears in some quarters among the party that there could be a challenge to Perry Christies leadership prior to the 2012 general election. Having emerged victorious from a challenge to his leadership at the partys last national convention, senior PLPs have stressed that the PLP cannot afford to revert to a repeat performance of that time as Mr Christies focus should now be placed firmly on defeating the FNM in 2012. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM S TRUCKUM LAWNS, PLANTS & SHRUBS TREATMENTPHONE: 327-6464 w ww.struckum.com WE SEND EM PACKIN! Join us forHappy HourEVERYDAY 4pm 6pm Now thru August 29th Half Price Frappuccino Marina Village at Atlantis 363-1174 Woodes Rogers Wharf 328-8089 Wyndham Casino 327-6564 Palmdale 326-0134 Harbour Bay 394-3002 Marathon Mall 394-5733 Cable Cottage 327-6112 Front-runners for the PLP Kennedy candidacy set to address party branch licensed as a commercial property, said Environment Minister Earl Deveaux. My involvement and knowledge has to do with enforcement with every instance. We have always asked them to abide by the Physical Planning Bill, the Conservation of the Physical Landscape of the Bahamas Act, where they are required to get permits to dredge. Most of the dredging, except on one instance, has been unauthorised, said Mr Deveaux. Nygard has relentlessly acquired more land from its orig inal boundaries. Compulsory demolition is an option. I think that process is unfolding. All of the government's options will be reviewed by the Attorney General's office, he said. Documents obtained by The Tribune indicate Mr Nygard acquired his property in 1984 for about $1.7 million. The 3.25 acres was registered as a single-family residential property, according to Tribune sources. Eric Gibson, property manager at Nygard Cay, confirmed that Nygard Cay has a private residence permit and has always and is continuing to operating under residency permit. He said, Nygard Cay has no hotel licence, because the facility is not in fact a hotel and (we have never purported to be one, and that Nygard Cay is not con ducting commercial activities. Today, the Nygard Cay website advertises the property as a private luxury resort and a unique private residence with the facilities of a resort, which include: replicas of Mayan tem ples, private tennis and volley ball courts, beaches, pool, disco club, state-of-the-art home theatre, and 20+ themed cabanas for (Mr Nygard many celebrity guests who wish to get away for a serene sabbatical. A website promoting unusual villa and island rentals states: For only $42,000 in 2008 your group of celebrities, executives, sports moguls or any person cel ebrating a birthday, anniversary, seminar, wedding, or vacation can have a trip of a lifetime. Special 4-hour dinners are available for $300 per additional person above 20 people. Special daily rentals in 2008 are $42,000 per day for the first 20 people and each additional person for a full day event will be $500. Several websites on the Inter net contain similar information about rental facilities and rates. Mr Gibson said these pro motional websites are not Nygard Cay sanctioned websites. In fact we have long time ago demanded for them to take it down, but we believe they have ceased business many years ago, he said. Vincent Vanderpool Wallace, Minister of Tourism and Avia tion (MOT ment does not promote Nygard Cay, because it is not a licensed property. For the same reason he said, Nygard Cay receives none of the benefits of the Hotel Encouragement Act, such as being promoted by the tourism promotions board in the MOT. He also said he would be sur prised if Nygard Cay had a restaurant licence or a night club licence. Nygard Cay is known for its extravagant parties. An exclus ive group of Bahamians frequent the property on Sundays for the popular pamper party, according to a former visitor. For years, Nygard Cay has played host to New Years Eve parties for A-List celebrities. Anyone can wake up tomor row and decide they are going to sell their property to people they wish to have visit and pay. People have bed and breakfast homes, villas, houses that they lease every day on the Inter net. That is a global phenomena. You wont find it being promoted by or assisted by the Ministry because it is not a licensed prop erty, said Mr Vanderpool Wallace. Some websites advertise a five per cent Bahamas tax along with the per day rental fee for Nygard Cay. A Nygard Cay spokesper sons said this information is contained on websites not sanc tioned by Nygard Cay. A T ribune s ource in the Min istry of Tourism said Nygard Cay does not pay a hotel room tax to the government. It could very well be a loophole in the system, why Nygard Cay is able to promote itself as a resort, when in fact it is not licensed as a hotel, said the s ource. Since last year, under the amended Hotel Act, owner occupied rental homes are regulated by the government. In order to rent a private home to a transient guest in the capacity as an operator of a hotel, an appli cation has to be made for status as an owner occupied rental home, said the Tribune source. The legislation is up for review by the Bahamas Investment Authority, and not all of the reg ulations apply to owner occupied rental homes; however, at this time they are required to pay a hotel guest tax, as are all hotels, said the source. Private homes owned by foreigners are governed by a tax structure determined by the Ministry of Finance and the Investment Authority. The permit issued states whether the prop erty is residential, commercial, owner occupied or regulated by some other category. Those zoned commercial are given permits with the right to rent and conduct commercial activity. Those that are zoned residential have to convert to owner occupied to rent their property. Anyone renting their property must pay hotel guest tax, said the source at the MOT. If they wish to have owner occupied status then they have to go to the Authority, then the Ministry of Finance to determine their tax status and then to the hotel license department. Only those that have received finance approval based on their tax status can be registered. Mr Vanderpool Wallace said the Bahamas government has always had a higher concern, so the resort status of Nygard Cay has not been on the front burner. He said the underlying problem is the status of the use of the land, where Mr Nygard operates his facility. The government has accused Mr Nygard of unauthorised expansion of his property over the seabed. There is an investigation under way. mits; has worked within the Bahamas building system throughout 20 years of construction with the full blessing of every government department, said Eric Gibson, property manager at Nygard Cay. He said the private residence of Mr Nygard was ready to employ more than 200 Bahamians, and invest between $50 and $70 million in the Bahamian economy, as soon as it gets its promised lease and permits from the government. In a telephone conversation Mr Gibson confirmed that Nygard Cay has no hotel licence, because the facility is not in fact a hotel and has never purported to be one. Out of 20 years of operation, Nygard Cay was rented seven times as a private residence (a practice that is common in the Lyford Cay Community): two times as the wedding reception to Lyford Cay residents; it has hosted many church groups, charity drives, underprivileged children outings and been the venue and the centrepiece for countless community service drives such as Ocean Watch, to preserve the waters and corals of (the letic fund raising, such as getting the Golden Girls into the 2000 Olympics, to name a few, said Mr Gibson. Nygard Cay has a private residence permit and has always and is continuing to operating under residency permit, he said. The government has recently accused Mr Nygard of unauthorised expansions of his property over the seabed at Simms Point, Lyford Cay, where his property is located. This is now being investigated. Last month, the Office of the Prime Minister issued a directive to Mr Nygard to remove structures erected on the land in question, and to reinstate the coastline at Simms Point. All government agencies were also advised not to approve any applications for construction on the land in question. Since a fire destroyed much of the property last year, efforts have been made to restore the facility. Last month, Mr Nygard expressed frustration about waiting for various government approvals to proceed with his plans to rebuild. He estimated the fire caused $50 million worth of investment. At the time, it was revealed that expansion plans included a suspended cable bedroom that lowers into the ocean, a dolphin interaction attraction, and a programme allowing guests to visit the propertys $2 million shark tank. F ROM page one Earl Deveaux C laims that forces trying to push Nygard out FROM page one A SECTION of Nygard Cay Share your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbourhoods. Perhaps you are raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the area or have won an a ward. If so, call us on 322-1986a nd share your story.

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EDITOR, The Tribune. For the sake of clarity, lets refer to our crawfish by calling it a lobster. The season for capturing our lobster is closed from April 1st through July 31st, and will be opening on Sunday, with numerous fishermen, residents and others venturing out to cap ture some luscious lobsters for their use. The commercial fishermen will be leaving their home ports by Friday, to act as sentries to ensure that no one interferes with their traps on the eve of the opening. However, harvesting of lobsters has not ceased, as there are unscrupulous fishermen who continue to capture lob sters to sell to restaurants and others. So far this year, we know of two seizures of illegal lobsters on Grand Bahama, one with two hundred and five pounds, and another of seventy pounds. We have not heard what penalties were inflicted on them. Was it, or will it be just a slap on the wrist, or will the fisheries rules be utilised? Imagine how many other illicit harvests take place without thec ulprits being caught? There must be several of these each week on the whole island of Grand Bahama. I am sure that this goes on at all of our other islands. All restaurants have lobster on their menus, or could arrange to serve it, if requested. This is very wrong. We need our Fisheries Officers and our Police to become very active in stopping the harvesting of our lobsters during the closed season, but it will continue until our Fisheries Department bites the bullet and says that lobster will not be served during the closed season. Our commercial fish exporters should support this 100 per cent, as they are trying to receive prestigious international certifications such as the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC label for sustainable seafood products being marketed across the globe, which would enable them to export to the EU and elsewhere in the world. But oneo f the requirements is that we keep our Marine Resources in check to ensure sustainability. This cannot be done while the year round harvesting of our lobsters continues. The only way to reduce the closed season harvesting which goes on is to reduce the market by not allowing the sale of lobsters in restaurants during the closed season. Any lobster left in the restaurants at the close of business on March 31st, should be left in the deep freeze until August 1st. It is imperative that this be ordered by our Govern ments Fisheries Department, and I ask Minister Cartwright to get such law passed by our Cabinet as soon as possible so that we may be able to have a sustainable lobster fishery, and get the necessary certification needed to help our exporters. Friends of the Environment, the Bahamas Marine Exporters Association, the Bahamas National Trust, all commercial fishermen wishing to export to the EU and elsewhere together with other interested persons should jump on the bandwagon and insist that Government pass that legislation to be effec tive before April 1, 2011. Let us not push this aside! Start pushing for this to happen, and it will. Yours for a sustainable fishery. H AROLD SONNY WAUGH Nassau, July 26, 2010. C M Y K C M Y K EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010 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 P ublisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. Publisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama TELEPHONES Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising A dvertising Manager (242 Circulation Department (242 Nassau Fax: (242 Freeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242 WEBSITE www.tribune242.com updated daily at 2pm THE devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti in January was unleashed by a previously undetected fault line not the wellknown one scientists initially blamed, according to an analysis of new data. It's unclear how dangerous the new, unmapped fault might be or how it's discovery changes the overall earthquake hazard risk for Haiti, said Eric Calais, a professor of geophysics at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. He said the analysis shows that most, if not all, of the geologic movement that caused January's magnitude-7.0 earthquake occurred along the newly uncovered fault, not the well-documented Enriquillo fault. Calais, who presented the findings this week at a scientific conference in Brazil, said they suggest Haiti's seismic zone is far more complex than scientists had anticipat ed. But the new fault's profile, including the possibility that it merges with the Enriquillo fault at some depth, won't be known until scientists intensively study the region. "If there are other faults capable of producing earthquakes besides the Enriquillo and this new one we need to know about them. We need to go after them," he said from Brazil by telephone. Calais said that at the time of the quake, Haiti had no seismic stations. Researchers who flocked to the Caribbean nation have since installed about 10 stations to monitor the earth's movement. Ross Stein, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, Calif., said Calais' findings were fascinating and raise many questions about the complexity of Haiti's faults and what actually occurred during January's quake. But he said the discovery is not surprising, given the many unknowns about earthquakes. Stein noted that even in California, whose many faults have been closely studied, about half of all moderate or stronger quakes occur on previously unknown faults. "I work in a humbling field where we're constantly reminded of the depths of our ignorance," he said. "And if that's the case in California, then perhaps we shouldn't be surprised it also occurs to us in Haiti a country that has barely been scoured at all." The discovery is the sort of revelation that often comes after big earthquakes, when scientists descend on quake-ravaged sites to conduct intensive research, USGS geophysicist Bruce Presgrave said, adding "it's part of the learning process of science." Earthquakes typically occur along fault lines, areas where two sections of the Earth's crust grind past each other. When decades or centuries of accumulated stress become too great at a fault boundary, the land gives way, causing an earthquake. The first sign that the Enriquillo fault might not be to blame in the Haiti quake came when geologists didn't find any surface disturbance along the east-west fault. Instead, data pointed to new, unknown fault because an area north of the Enriquillo fault had been forced upward and to the south, Calais said. The new findings are based on surface observations in the devastated region around Port-au-Prince, global positioning system measurements and other observations and data. Calais presented the research Tuesday at a meeting of the American Geophys ical Union in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil. In 2008, he warned that growing stresses in southern Haiti had left the Enriquillo fault ripe for up to a magnitude 7.2 quake. He said this week that the information then wasn't conclusive enough to say whether those stresses were building up along the Enriquillo fault, or some other fault. This article was written by Rick Callahan, Associated Press Writer Dual citizenship for Haitians Hip hop artist and presidential hopeful Wyclef Jean said Saturday that as leader he would work to change Haiti's constitution to allow dual citizenship and give many Haitians living abroad the right to vote in their homeland. The issue, reported the Associated Press, is central in Haiti where hundreds of thousands have emigrated to flee poverty and the money they send to relatives back home is a vital source of income in the earthquakeravaged Caribbean nation. Currently, Haitians who emigrate must renounce their Haitian citizenship if they become citizens of another country, making them unable to vote or run for office in their homeland. Jean himself left Haiti for New York City when he was nine, but never sought U.S. citizenship. The former Fugees frontman told The Associated Press that his presidency would be a "bridge" between the Haitians abroad and those living in the country. Harvesting of lobsters during closed season must stop LETTERS l etters@tribunemedia.net Scientists: Newly found fault caused quake E DITOR, The Tribune. Todays Tribune has the following front p age article: Govt bid to put clamp on Nygard. This story has received a fare amount of attention over the last month or two, after an eighbours house was raided by police. Subsequent reports confirmed that there were no i llegal findings. T odays article tells us that Mr Nygard has y et to comply with a directive issued by the Office of the Prime Minister. Further, it is reported that the mini development has been expanded over the last several years, with only some of the work being authorised by Gov ernment. What about the man-made beach? It appears that the matter was referred to the AGs office since January, but there is little hope here. What about all the parties and noise pollu tion? The authorities were very quick to move on a residence in the East when this type of activity was taking place. Frankly, I am surprised that the Lyford Cay community and their Association have not been able to put greater fire under the Government. I could go on, but the article clearly gives the impression that something is not right. I smell a rat! N ow what about me? If I tried to add on a room to my little house in Sea Breeze without a permit, the government would be all over m e. And lets not even get into all the red tape that local businesses have to go through to get approvals for business expansion, open ing new stores, etc. I could list story after sto-r y of what some local businesses have been through, because they chose to do their activi ties through the proper channels. Y et it appears that to the western end of t he island, we have a different set of rules for certain individuals. I certainly have no problem with foreigners coming into the country, but if they are going to live above the law, as far as I am concerned, they can take the next flight out no matter what benefit they may bring to the Bahamas. There is no benefit here anyway. The government should move in with bull dozers and tear the structures down that have been built illegally. What message are we send ing to the masses, when we allow someone to blatantly ignore our laws and directives from the highest office in the land? As far as I am concerned, Bahamians should be mad as hell. JEROME R PINDER Nassau, August 12, 2010. Are the laws for Bahamians and foreigners different in Bahamas?

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PLP SENATOR Anthony Musgrove called on the government to avoid using major financial projects such as Baha Mar as a political football in election campaigns. Highlighting the need for a better factual versus emotional dialogue on the matter, Mr Musgrove said any significant boost to the Bahamian economy with its 17 per cent level of unemployment is much needed at this time. However, whenever details of these investments are brought into the public domain, it appears that only the perceived negative aspects emerge from various spheres, the senator said. While it is healthy to have public discourse relative to the pros and cons of significant projects, Mr Musgrove added that it is strongly recommended that such discourse be based more on facts and less on emotions. The concern that has arisen is that even without the complete details of the proposed Baha Mardeal, in many forums and medium, comments are being madeby some who appear to just reiterate unsubstantiated views and opinions, which could have neg ative ramification on the relationship of a valuable economic partner and friend of the Bahamas, the Peoples Republicof China. Construction Discussions to date on the proposed project appear to focus solely on the labour aspects during the construction phase. The debate surrounding the proposed importation of Chinese labourers to work on the Baha Mar multi-billion dollar project earmarked for Cable Beach on the island of New Providence has taken a more emotive angle. However, there are several facts and points that should be considered by contributors to this national dialogue. Acknowledging that the genesis of the Baha Mar project was during the Christie administration, although with different part ners (Harrahs nese, Mr Musgrove said the then Prime Minister Perry Christie made the point on numerous occasions that the country need ed to wonder whether there was enough Bahamian workers to take advantage of the employ ment opportunities which were coming on stream. In moving forward with the Baha Mar project, as has been reported in the media, should result in the enhancement of the tourism product, which is an avenue the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Foreign Affairshave been working hard to realise. The mechanisms have already been implemented to tap into the rapidly growing and important Chinese tourism market through the establishment of a Bahamian Embassy in China with the ability to issue visas to Chinese wanting to visit the Bahamas. If the renewed project is approved, resulting in the Chinese investing billions of dollars in a single project, would not the Chinese expect a return on their investment? Therefore, it could be interpreted that such approval would create linkages, ie, marketing of the Bahamas in China, direct airlift from China to the Bahamas, and this would give rise to the success in the much sort after Chinese travel market, thus creating a new market for Bahamian tourism and assist in bolstering the tourism numbers and expenditure in a competitive industry, he said. While the current public debate relates to the impact the project can have on the unemployed in general and the construction sector in specific, Senator Musgrove added that any negative comments and stereotyping of the people and government of China can negatively affect other vital segments of the Bahamian economy. The Bahamas, being a major international financial centre and, given that international reports project that further growth for financial services lie in the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China), the concern is that in pandering to those who believe that the Bahamas is a world unto itself and does not need to rely on the international community for development and growth and by narrowly focusing on the short term aspects of the Baha Mar project, comments about the people and directly and indirectly about the government of China could hinder the Bahamas from growing its financial services sector: human nature dictates that people are usually comfortable conducting business in environments where they feel that they are welcome and respected. Leaders It is obvious that a project of the proposed magnitude of Baha Mar would have detractors, and all views good and badabout the project should be heard, respected and considered. However, leaders have a responsibility to ensure that the costs and benefits of their views and remarks are properly weighted in light of the short and long term development of the Bahamas. Proponents and opponents of the Baha Mar project must consider the Bahamas development model, the current unemployment level where the related economic hardship and sufferings presently experienced by many Bahamians are real, when contributing to the dialogue on Baha Mar, he said. C M Y K C M Y K L OCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010, PAGE 5 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Govt told:avoid using major projects as political football CALLONGOVT: Anthony Musgrove

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By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net F REEPORT A human rights activist is expressing concern over the reported cases of alleged police brutality against i ndividuals while in custody on Grand Bahama. Joseph Darville, vice president of the Grand Bahama H uman Rights Association, wants timely investigations to be conducted into the recent spate of brutality allegations. He was very disturbed to l earn that some of the alleged incidents described by suspects were similar to those perpetrated on suspected terrorists inG uantanamo Bay, Cuba. The latest brutality incident the third in recent weeks is alleged to have occurred when a 3 3-year-old man claimed he was beaten by officers while in custody. According to reports, Quinton Symonette was taken into custody and questioned in con-n ection with the whereabouts of Garin Gibson, who is wanted by police. Symonette claimed officers stood on his wrists while hand c uffed and on his legs trying to force him to reveal his friendsw hereabouts. He also alleged he saw an officer put a bag over t he face of another man. Samiko Rigby has also claimed he was brutalised by officers while in custody in connection with an armed robberyi nvestigation. Rigby was charged in court on Wednesday. Glen Laing, 26, has also c laimed police officers beat, tied him up, stripped off his clothing, and dunked him into the sea until he lost consciousness. Mr Darville said the association has not intervened due to assurance by both heads of the police in New Providence and on Grand Bahama that these r eports will be investigated. Both Mr Quinn McCartney and Mr Ellison Greenslade are honourable and enlightened leaders and we are confident that they will deal with these matters expeditiously. Safety They are sworn to uphold t he safety and dignity of all citizens of this country and without regard to the status of anyone; ordinary persons or e nforcers of the law, officers are bound by law and oath to scrupulously safeguard the rights o f all, he said. Mr Darville said if the GBHRA is not satisfied with the progress and transparency of the proceedings, it will noth esitate to call on all national, regional and international agen-c ies concerned with human rights to put pressure on the g overnment to act in accordance with the statues, protocols and declarations clearly spelled out in the UNs charters which govern fair, honourable, and digni-f ied treatment of all citizens. Our country has already b een blacklisted with respect to the ongoing allegations and proven acts of brutality against o ur own citizens. We as a nation must not stand by idly and allow our good reputation to be further tarnished by a few dishonourable thugs on the police force, he said. Mr Darville agrees with the Commissioner of Police that w ithin the act of attempting to capture suspected criminals, from time to time police officers may have to use a certain degree of physical force. However, the reports reaching the association are those where individuals are already in police custody and in an attempt t o wrestle confessions out of them, they are subjected to dehumanising tactics as reprehensible as those perpetrated on suspected terrorists in Guantanamo Bay, he said. He stated that to enclose a suspect in a body bag or attempt to smother him with a plastic bag over his head is indeed ana ct of terrorism and should be constituted as attempted mur-d er. Such individuals have no r ight to be on our police force a nd the least punishment of them should be incarceration f or a good long time. He stressed that an individu al is considered innocent until proven guilty. We call on the Ministry of National Security, Commissione r of Police and all his senior assistants to do everything in their power to restore and maintain integrity, dignity, and confidence in our police force, Mr D arville said. The vast majority of men a nd women who put their lives on the line to keep our Bahama land safe and secure, and we must not allow the few renegades to sully that level of com m itment. We know the extreme circ umstances under which they must operate. However, no situation can ever warrant the type of fre q uency of police brutality per petrated on suspects. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL US TODAY! MastersDegreeAPPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCEwith concentrations inPublic Administration, Urban Education (Reading ClassesbeginAugust23rd,2010 Concerns voiced over alleged police brutality

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By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter mreynolds@tribunemedia.net TELEVISION viewers accused cable provider Cable Bahamas o f stealing signal this week when scrambled channels showed a message from digital television provider Direct TV. According to Minister Tommy Turnquest, in the past Cable Bahamas has denied this. The viewers spoke out on Gems Radio talkshow host Steve McKinneys show on Monday evening about how several channels lost signal just after 9 oclock Saturday night and a message fromDirect TV popped up. Mr McKinney claims that this indicates the cable provider used, o r is using, a local domestic Direct TV dish to transmit channels to its customers. Between nine and 12 channels were affected, Mr McKinney claimed. He has since attempted to contact Cable Bahamas and Direct TV for answers but when he received no response he spoke out about the incident on his radio show. He said: I got a lot of emails about it over the weekend and several calls during the show. And what happened is indicative that they were getting the signal from a local domestic dish. That is not supposed to happen. Often we will just take these things as they come, and accept things the way they are, but the truth is, if these things are happening they are wrong and should not be accepted. Mr McKinney said he forced Cable Bahamas to respond when he discovered the service provider was showing HBO, Showtime and Cinemax allegedly without authorisation in the 1990s and gota Cable Bahamas official to admit this on his show. Allegations were put to Cable Bahamas public relations manager Keith Wisdom on Tuesday, but Mr Wisdom said last week that senior management had not yet provided a response. Minister for Broadcasting Tommy Turnquest said he had not received any complaint about Cable Bahamas stealing signal and if he did there would be an investigation. If Cable Bahamas is stealing signal it would be breaking the l aw, Mr Turnquest said. I dont know if they are doing it or not, I have been in hotels and I have seen the same thing goes on. But Cable Bahamas has told me they dont steal signal. By MIKE LIGHTBOURN BEFORE you list your home for sale, youll need tof ind a Bahamas Real Estate Association broker or agent t o represent you. D o not hesitate to interview agents. After all, they will be working for you. A good agent will likely ask y ou questions. Good agents are also selec tive and should not take overp riced listings. A standard question is how l ong an agent has been in the business. The truth is that many freshly licensed agents are h ighly competent, hard work ing and have more time to devote to you. A s long as the agent has access to an experienced men tor, you should expect good service. E xperienced agents should know the market and be skilled in all areas, includingg iving your property maxi mum exposure, staging and negotiating. At the end of the day, its who you feel comfortable with. Regardless of whom you choose, the agent should be knowledgeable, energetic and enthusiastic. A second important ques tion concerns the best marketing plan or strategy to suit your particular listing. Sellers should ask: How do you plan to sell my home? Explain how you market online. Where and how often do you advertise? Show me a sample flyer. Will you have an open house for other brokers? What do you offer that the competition doesnt? Your third question should be for references. This generally should come from satisfied previous customers. What separates you from the competition? A good agent should be able to answer this without missing a beat. Besides honesty and per sonality, make sure the agent: Is available at short notice by phone and e-mail Will show after regular work hours and on weekends with your consent Has good communica tions skills Has an analytical mind Review the listing contract before signing A professional real estate agent will ask you to review the listing agreement before you sign. They will be avail able to answer any questions you may have about the agreement. Is there anything else I should know? This is important because y our professional BREA agent can offer invaluable advice. This will cover prepar i ng your home for sale, viewing hours and so on. T ip of the week. W ork with the BREA agent you feel comfortable with. Take his/her advice on pricing. Dont forget, if you want to sell, you DO NOT determine the price, the open market does. This is where your agent can assist. (Mike Lightbourn is of Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty) Questions or comments? Email me at ask@ColdwellBankerBahamas.com C M Y K C M Y K L OCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010, PAGE 7 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM How to find a real estate agent Viewers accuse Cable Bahamas of stealing signal R EALESTATE

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By ADRIAN GIBSON ajbahama@hotmail.com IN THIS hyper-partisan and thorny political environment, Ive given careful consideration to the Cabinet assemblage and decided to confer grades as a measurement of ministerial performances, to rate the FNMs term in governance thus far and differentiate between those top tier ministers and those who, in my view, have mismanaged the skyhigh expectations of the Bahamian people and thereby should be relegated to the third tier as half and one-star ministers. Today, as a nation, we are gripped by simmering economic, political and social issues. The country faces soaring deficits and record public debt due to a depressed economy, the gloomof joblessness, legalistic footdragging, crime spiraling out of control and New Providence becoming one of the homicide capitals of the hemisphere with the Bahamas as home to an increasingly imprudent, fiercely partisan political culture. The government must also initiate an economic and social plan to reduce overcrowding on New Providence. During this economic recession, the government has seemingly sought to promote fiscal austerity and has curbed public spending in an age when the economies of most countries are teetering on a cliff and, daily, businesses are being shuttered. Although a motley mix of personalities comprises the Cabinet, the government has not b een subject to overwhelming criticism and condemnation for lethargy, inefficiency, slackness and all-around ineptitude. Indeed, within the ministerial ranks are an assortment of gogetters and hard workers, whilst others appear to be wilting under pressure and seem only compar able to cart horses with no pedigree. Honestly, there are some ministers whose feeble performances, lily-livered nature and wringing of hands should have left them handcuffed to the backbenches of Parliament. Frankly, there are those who are mere talking heads and need personality transplantsunderachievers whose ministerial supervision has been mired in mediocrity, leaving one to wonder if they are mentally on a beach, building sandcastles and collecting seashells. This year, due to my law studies, the ministerial report card comes a bit late. And so, without further ado, here is the report card! Loretta Butler-Turner has been unimpressive to date. As Minister of State for Social Services, she appears to be more s ound and fury than substance, sometimes becoming so engrossed with engaging former minister and Yamacraw MP Melanie Griffin that its difficult to determine what she is doing. Comparably, Mrs Griffins tenure was much more of a success story. Whilst the governm ent has provided more funding to the Department of Social Services due to the current economic circumstances, the disabled are still outdoors, homelessness has mushroomed, a sizeable number of children can be seen begging on the streets or peddling items such as phone cards, fruit and clothing, and soup kitchenswhich are being overwhelmed by poor persons seeking mealsare not getting donations and adequate social service assistance. The Simpson Penn School for boys is apparently also an unsafe setting, now catering to nearly three times it capacity. The junior ministers ineffective public relations and what appears to be recurrent tardiness gives the impression of ineptitude. With consideration for her improved efforts since last years grading exercise, she earns a Dplus. This year, Neko Grant the Minister of Works, has transformed from a non-achiever to an achiever. Although the Works Minister lacks public appeal, he has overseen long overdue transport improvements. Mr Grant has grown into the job in a fashion that has surprised many people. Mr Grant has taken on the mammoth task of alleviating traffic by ensuring that massive road works are undertaken, that sidewalks are created and by erecting street signage. The minister has also efficiently handled capital works such as the port and Fam ily Island infrastructural development. However, Mr Grant must ensure that government buildings/officeseven if it means using prisonersare freshly painted and not in the usual unkempt state. The ministers greatest downfall thus far has been poor planning and coordination, particularly in terms of public relations and consultation relative to the traffic reversal/change on Blue Hill Road and Market Street. Frankly, the road change has caused some aggravation with motorists; however, some Bahamians are known to gratuitously resist any change that disrupts the status quo. Furthermore, claimsseveral legitimately have been advanced that the road change adversely affects businesses along the Blue Hill/Market Street corridors. Greater consultation should have included flyers, door-to-door visitation, more town hall meetings and a great deal of radio and television appearances. He earnsa B-minus. Minister of Housing Kenneth Russell earns a B. Mr Russell initially came into a ministry that was a hornets nest. The minister appears to be genuinely appraising the housing situation, informing the public about related matters and inviting potential homeowners to sign-up for houses. Recently, the ministers warning of persons living on Crown Land in a rodent-infested shanty town adjacent to Pride Estates, showed compassion, as he gave a time frame for them to improve their conditions, working out a payment plan with the government and allowing his ministry to develop the area, and also firmness, as he warned that that those who fail to comply will be removed and have their slumlike dwellings razed. In recent years, much of the ministrys efforts have been dedicated to addressing repairs to houses, conducting audits and other in-house alterations; recently reducing the required down payment needed for homeownership; offering land for purchase to qualified buyers ; and overseeing the construction of subdivisions such as Ardastra Estates, Pride Estates II, Dignity Gardens II and subdivisions in Grand Bahama. Mr Russell should also press for the redevelopment of the Over-the-Hill area. To be continued tomorrow C M Y K C M Y K PAGE 8, MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Does the government make the grade? Y OUNG M AN S V IEW ADRIANGIBSON MINISTERIALREPORTCARD: Loretta Butler-Turner, Neko Grant and Kenneth Russell.

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All persons who are here illegally are in contravention of the laws of the Bahamas, and are advised to return to their country of origin or be subject to apprehension and deportation. Persons who are found to be in the Bahamas illegally will be repatriated forthwith, the statement read. This statement from the department was also issued in Creole and is printed in full in todays Tribune Mr Symonette: As a country we have to have a nation-wide discussion on immigration. One thing we have to do is look at what other coun tries (in our region only allow you to come and work for three years for instance, and you are not allowed to bring your wife, or your children. The same goes for education, and healthcare. It is not a part of that consideration they give to non-national labour. But we do. We may have to re-look at all of these things and decide what is the level of non-Bahamian workforce that we need. To answer this question, Mr Symonette said we can ask ourselves how many Bahamians are willing or prepared to be gardeners or household keepers. While some might argue that Bahamians are capable and willing to work in any field, the Minister said there are instances where persons have simply sought to remain unemployed instead of taking a job that might pay less than t hey desire. However, when it comes to making a dent in the flow of illegal immigrants, Mr Symonette said there needs to be amendments to the immigration laws to plug any loopholes that smug glers might exploit, as well as a drastic change in the thinking of Bahamians who continue to employ these illegal workers. agement, increased volume of garbage, and concerns relatedto privatisation of the management of the solid waste site and possible privatisation of residential collection. The minister acknowledged there was a heightened level of complaints this summer throughout the capital, with res idents bemoaning unpre dictable and insufficient service. Some sanitation workers cit ed reduced operating hours as t he root cause of the decrease in service, because workers now had to manage an ever-increasing demand within set time con straints. However, Mr Deveaux discredited the notion that the sporadic waste collection was due to the removal of overtime from the budget, and pointed out that a further review of funds allocated would indicate an increase in resources. He highlighted an average of $500,000 in increases to con tractual services/Family Island operations; and repairs and maintenance of capital assets within the Department of Environmental Health service. The garbage collection is not affected by budget cuts, said Mr Deveaux. There are issues of supply chain management, logistical management and management of fleet. These, more than anything else, affect the sporadic and ineffective collection and they are being dealt with. THE DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATIONS STATEMENT IN CREOLE READS AS FOLLOWS: Ministe Afe Etranje AK Imigrasyon Bahamas Depatman Imigrasyon Nou we genyen anpil ilegal Ayisyen ki vini nan Bahamas la depi sis denye mwa ki pase yo e an patikilye diran de denye semen yo. Gouvenman Bahamas La vle raple publik la an jeneral politik li konsenan tout etranje de tout peyi tankou Ayiti ki antre nan Bahamas ilegalman. Dipi tranbleman dete ki tie pase nan mwa Janvye 2010 The Gouvenman Bahamas la te genyen anpil konpreanyon e li te fe sispann depotasyon Ayisyen yo ki rete nan Bahamas la ilegalman. Anplis Depatman Imigrasyon Bahamas La tye bay 102 moun ki te nan Sant Detansyon an, Carmichael Road pemisyon residans tanpore. Konsiderman eta flagran ke moun ap viople lwa iomigrasyon nan Bahamas La, le yap vini san pemisyon. Gouvenman Bahamas La mande pou tout moun kap viv nan Bahamas La san Papye pou yo kite teritwa Bahamas La volonteman san dele. Tout kontrevenan a lwa Bahamas La navise yo pou yo retounen nan peyi yo imediatman pou yo pa sije nan arestasyon ak depotasyon. Tout moun ke leta jwenn nan pey a ilegalman yap dsije nan depotasyon san dele. Nassau, 12 daout, 2010 FROM page one Labour Leave now illegal immigrants told FROM page one

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BySIR RONALD SANDERS (The writer is a Consultant a nd former Caribbean Diplomat). THE military leader of Fiji, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, recently said that he would like to cut his c ountrys ties with neighb ouring Australia and New Z ealand and align with China. His statement would find little support amongst the people of Fiji who value their long and deep relationship with Australia and N ew Zealand. B ainimaramas reason for s aying he would sever ties with Australia and New Zealand and align Fiji to C hina has nothing to do with the interests of his country or his people. It is entirely to do with Bainimaramas perception that China would be tolerant ofh is government which resulted from a coup dtat four years ago. Both Australia and New Zealand countries to which many Fijians have emigrated and who are Fijis b iggest trading partners h ave seriously objected not o nly to the military coup, but also to the fact that Bainimarama has failed to hold democratic elections at w hich a civilian government c ould be elected. Neither c ountry shows any sign of l etting-up on their objection t o a serious violation of d emocracy in Fiji. The Commonwealth a grouping of 54 nations of which Fiji was a member along with Australia and New Zealand suspended Fiji from the Councils of the C ommonwealth immediatel y after the Coup, and the Commonwealth Ministerial A ction Group (CMAG p ended the country fully f rom the Commonwealth in 2009 after further gross viol ations of the Constitution b y the Bainimarama regime, i ncluding the dismissal of judges who ruled that hisr egime was illegal. A ustralia and New Zealand are in the forefront of upholding CMAGs posi tion in Fiji. And, they are not alone. Other big Commonwealth nations such as Britain, Canada and India i nsist that a condition of m embership of the Com monwealth must be adher-e nce by governments to the d emocratic values and princ iples to which the organisations member states have declared themselves to bec ommitted. Fortunately for the people who live in the Fiji Islands, neither Australia n or New Zealand has i mposed tough sanctions or bans. Had they done so the Fijian economy already suffering from the consequences of a military government would have col-l apsed, and the people of the Islands would have suffered extreme hardship. A significant amount of their exports and their tourism would have been adversely affected creating high unemp loyment and increased p overty. There would also h ave been a greater exodus of qualified people than there has been. Australia and New Z ealand have chosen i nstead to join their fellow m embers of the Commonw ealth in keeping up press ure on the Fijian regime to r estore democracy in the country. They have also relied on the good offices role of the Commonwealth Secretary-General to find ways of opening up an effective dialogue with the Fijian r egime to return the country t o democracy. So far, these efforts have f ailed amid Bainimaramas d etermination to maintain C M Y K C M Y K PAGE 10, MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Human rights are not for sale WORLDVIEW I I n n a a w w o o r r l l d d w w h h e e r r e e h h u u m m a a n n a a n n d d c c i i v v i i l l r r i i g g h h t t s s a a r r e e i i n n c c r r e e a a s s i i n n g g l l y y b b e e i i n n g g d d e e f f i i l l e e d d , m m a a n n y y w w i i l l l l l l o o o o k k t t o o t t h h e e C C o o m m m m o o n n w w e e a a l l t t h h t t o o r r a a i i s s e e t t h h e e b b a a n n n n e e r r o o f f d d e e m m o o c c r r a a c c y y a a n n d d t t o o p p u u s s h h f f o o r r i i t t t t o o b b e e u u p p h h e e l l d d . Sir Ronald Sanders

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The Bahamas opened the North American and Caribbean Rugby Association (NARCA Championships with a dominating 26-6 win over the reigning champions, Cayman Islands, Saturday at the Winton Rugby Center. It was the first win for the Bahamas of Pool A which also includes Bermuda. Pool B includes Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago and Bar bados. In the second game on opening day, Trinidad and Tobago topped 2009 runners-up Mexi co, 26-12. The Bahamas will face Bermuda in its second match of the Championship, today at 3pm at the pitch in Winton, while the 5pm matchup will See Barbados debut against Trinidad and Tobago. Last year, the Bahamas finished sixth in the NARCA Under 19s, while the Cayman Islands protected home field. Bahamas crush Cayman Islands BASEBALL FREEDOMFARMSUFFER T HEIR FIRSTDEFEAT AFTER winning their first two games at the Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Major/60 World Series in Wilson County, North Carolina, Freedom Farm suffered their first defeat yesterday. I t took seven innings as Freedom Farm fell 5-4 to Visalia, California. Manager Greg Burrows Jr. said despite the loss, the team still played a pretty good game and he was confident that they will be able to r ebound and move on in the tournament. Myron Johnson suffered the loss on the mound before a large crowd at the Onnie Cockrell Complex at the Rock Ridge Elementary School. Freedom Farm won their first two games in the tournament, blanking Springfield 5-0 in their opener on Thursday behind the superb pitching of Kirby Albury; the home run from Chavez Young and the 1-for-2 production from Lucius Fox with a RBI and run scored. On Friday in their second game, the Bahamas knocked off the host Wilson County 6-1 as Anthony Vil lone was the winning pitcher and he helped his own cause by going 2-for-3 with two RBI, scoring a run. Myron Johnson also went 2-for-3 with a RBI, scoring twice. Individual stats from Sun days game was not available. By virtue of losing that game, Freedom Farm will now have to play a game just about every day if they intend to advance to the playoffs. Their next game is sched uled for today against Grand Forks. The tournament will wrap up on August 19. TRAC K THOMAS FINISHES THIRD F ORMER world champion Donald Thomas finished third in the mens high jumpa t the Aviva Diamond By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net THEY wanted the gold medal, but the Bahamas mens national team will have to settle for bronze as the 13th Caribbean Volleyball Championships came to a close yesterday in Paramaribo, Suriname. The Bahamas chances to advance to the final were thwarted when they l ost a five-set thriller, 25-20, 25-22, 22-25, 19-25 and 15-11 to Trinidad & Tobago on Saturday night in the semifinal. The loss forced the Bahamas to play for the bronze. In that match against Guadeloupe yesterday, the Bahamas prevailed with a three-set victory, 2520, 25-22 and 25-14. It was the fiurst medal won by the Bahamas in more than a a decade. We had a meeting with the Trinidad & Tobago coach and his words to us was that with our team having an average age of 25, they were very mature as a team, said mens head coach Ray mond Wilson. He felt that we had the team that should have won the tournament, but there were some calls that went against us. He also felt that we should have won our semifinal game. But he encouraged us to stay together because he see a new era in mens volleyball for the Bahamas. Wilson concurred with the Trinida dian coach, noting that the Bahamian team was very resilient and they played with a lot of maturity for their age. They knew the game very well. Unfortunately, we will not be bringing the gold medal back home, which was our majority objective here because it meant a lot to us. It doesnt just say that were number one in the Caribbean, but it goes a long way in us securing the sponsorship from the Bahamian pub lic. Prior to leaving for the tournament, Wilson said at the eleventh hour, they were still not certain whether or not they would have made the trip, or if they would have had to trim the teams down because of the lack of funding. Had they not travelled, Wilson said the Bahamas could have been suspend ed from international play and also hit with a fine from the FIVA. But he noted that they were able to make the trip and still managed to win the bronze. As for the womens team, coached by Joseph Joe Mo Smith, Wilson said they ended up in fifth place. We lost basically five starters due to National team settle for bronze after losing five-set thriller sports NOTES n THE NORTH AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN RUGBY ASSOCIATION (NARCA) MENS UNDER-19 CHAMPIONSHIP SEE page 14 SEE page 14 n SURINAME: THE 13TH CARIBBEAN VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Men s youth team win 26-6 ATFULLSTRETCH: Bahamian and Cayman players reach for the ball. T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f BATTLEISJOINED: T he Bahamian pack wrestle with the Cayman Islands players for control of the ball. Bahamas went on to win 26-6. SEE page 14

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By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net WITH the New Providence Softball Associations regular s eason positions still up for grabs, the Y-II Shipping New Breed is right in the thick of things. On Saturday night at the Bankers Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex, New Breed stopped the Del Sol Arawaks 8-1 in five innings via t he seven-run rule in the long game played. New Breed, coming off a 134 win over Dorsey Park on Thursday night, improved to 8-2 to remain in fourth place in the standings. Del Sol dropped into a two-way tie for seventh at 1-7. E ugene Pratt, who pitched back-to-back victories, said New Breed put together another good game, but its just an indication of what to expect from them as the remainder of the season progresses. I was a little tired from pitching two games in three n ights, said Pratt, who spun a five-hitter, striking out five for the win over Del Sol. But my guys played good defence behind him and they really hit the ball. So it wasnt much of a struggle. We got the job done. New Breed had Del Sol on the ropes for a shutout. But in the top of the fifth innings, the Arawaks avoided it with two out when Eddie Rolle reached all the way to second on an error by New Breeds center fielder Garfield Bethel, who slipped in the puddle of water on the outfield. After Cardinal Gilbert was intentionally walked, Remero Mortimer came through with a run-producing single to plate Rolle with their lone run. Then Andy Percentie drew a walk to load the bases. But Pratt managed to strike out Dwight Butler to end the game by abbreviation. This is the middle part of the season and we are gelling right now, Pratt said. While Pratt was able to get the job done on the mound, his team-mates did what they had to do offensively to put the game out of reach. In the bottom of the second, New Providence broke up a scoreless game when they put four runs on the scoreboard on just one hit. After walks to Angelo Bethel and Navardo Gilbert that sand wiched a strike out to Crachad Laing, Ken Wood Jr. had a RBI sacrifice fly that drove home Butler with the games initial run. Garfield Bethel followed with a hit by pitch and Martin Burrows Jr ripped a shot to right for a two-run double, scoring Gilbert and burrows before Jordan Gibson was struck out. New Breed came back in the third and put three more runs on the board. This time, Pratt led off with a single and he caught a ride home on Philip Farquharson run-producing triple. Another RBI triple from Angelo Butler drove home Farquharson before Gilberts RBI ground out knocked in Butler. Then in the fourth, New Breed got their final run as Garfield Bethel led off with a shot to center field that Eddie Rolle had trouble holding onto in the puddle. That enabled Martin Burrows Jr to follow with a runproducing double that plated Bethel. Losing pitcher Randy Spy Gibson, who issued just six hits with five strike outs, admitted that they allowed the game to get away from them. In the first two innings, we were right there with them, Gibson said. But coming down to the third and fourth innings, we made one or two mistakes that made the difference. We still have a lot more games to play and despite this loss, we still feel that we have a team that can be in the top four. We just had a couple of bad games, but when the smoke clear, we will be in the top four. C M Y K C M Y K SPORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010, PAGE 13 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM New Breed stop the Del Sol Arawaks 8-1 S OFTBALL T HESTANDINGS H eres a look at the team standings at the end of S aturdays action: T eams WLPct.GB Mens Division C ommando Security Truckers9 1 .900Dorin United Hitmen 8 1.888 1/2F reedom Farm Stingrays 6 1.857 11/2 Y -II Shipping New Breed 8 2 .800 1 Outlaws 5 5 .500 4 Dorsey Park2 9.181 71/2 Del Sol Arawaks 1 7 125 7 J ohns Buccaneers 1 7.125 7 Mighty Mitts0 8.000 8 L adies Division P roper Care Pool Lady Sharks 1 0 2 .833Pineapple Air Wildcats 7 3.700 2 B ommer G. Operators 6 4.600 3 Sigma Brackettes 5 7 .416 5 Black Scorpions 0 12 .000 10 IN THESWINGOFTHINGS: Y-II Shipping New Breeds right fielder Philip Farquharson swings his bat against the pitching of Del Sol Arawaks pitcher Randy Spy Gibson on Saturday night at the Bankers Field. Farquharson ended up with a run-producing triple and run scored in the third inning as New Breed went to win 8-1. PHOTOS: T im Clarke /T ribune staff READY F ORSCHOOL: Students, who showed up at the Bankers Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Com p lex on Saturday night, received Back-to-School supplies from the New Providence Softball Association. A bove, NPSA president loretta Maycock and second vice president Neressa Seymour makes the presentation to the students. STANDAND DELIVER: Y-II Shipping New Breed ace pitcherE ugene Pratt delive rs a pitch as third baseman Jordan Gibson watches. Pratt pitched a five-hit, five-strike o ut performance i n New Breeds 81 win over the Del Sol Arawaks.

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C M Y K C M Y K SPORTS PAGE 14, MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010 TRIBUNE SPORTS TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM League held at the Crystal Palace in London, England on Saturday. Thomas cleared 2.27 metres or 7-feet, 51/2-inches, the same height as Russian Aleksandr Shustov. Howeve r, Thomas was awarded the position on fewer knockdowns. Russian Ivan Ukov won the event with a leap of 2.29 or 7-6 1/4. American Jesse Williams took second plce with the same height as T homas and Shustov, but he h ad fewer knockdowns. Also at the meet on Frid ay, sprinter Debbie Fergus on ran 22.88 seconds for second place. American Allyson Felix won in 22.37sec. A nd Leevan Superman Sands got fifth in the mens triple jump with a leap of1 6.57m or 54-4 1/4. Christian O lsson, the former Olympic a nd World champion from Sweden, won the event with a leap of 17.41m or 57-1 1/2. BASKETBALL BGDBA ACTION T HE Bahamas Governm ent Departmental Basketb all Association continued its regular season action on S aturday night at the DW Davis Gymnasium with four matches on tap. I n the opening match, the Police Royals handcuffed t he Prison Challengers 634 3. T he second game saw the B atelco Digitals dial up the P olice Enforcers 72-48; in the third game, the Real Deal Rangers out-last the B amboo Shack Aces and in the feature contest, the Police Crimestoppers stunned the Royal Bahamas Defense Force 75-66. sports NOTES Garfield Morrison, coach of the men's team, said the team was better prepared than last year, and are therefore looking forward to improving on their performance. "We spent a lot more time in preparation of our skill level," he said. "We have good overall team speed and we are physical. Morrison said he hoped the Bahamas would be able to protect home field as well with a promising group of players. "We have some good endurance and we have t he sunshine on our side, he said. We have s ome players that we expect to perform very well. If they do, we should do very well in this tournament. On Wednesday, Bermuda will take on the Cayman Islands while Mexico will square off against Barbados. The tournament concludes on Saturday, August 21st with three games on the schedule. The fifth place game, which features third place teams in both pools at 1pm, the third place game with both second place team from each pool at 3:30pm, and the final at 5pm. The Under 19 Championships run concurrently with the Women's 15 a-side Championships, also at the Winton Rugby Center. The tournament opened yesterday with Canadas Under 20 squad facing a Caribbean select team which features players from Trinidad& Tobago, Guyana, Jamaica, Barbados and St Vincent and the Grenadines. The Bahamas will debut its team Thursday against the Caribbean Select squad with their second match, Saturday against the Cayman Islands. This edition of the tournament marks the first time the US and Canada, will compete alongside teams from the Caribbean for the first time in the event. Elystan Miles, tournament coordinator and BRFU executive, said with the best facilities in the region, the Bahamas has laid the foundation to field competitive national teams, with the advent of a womens team a major step in the right direction. "This is a pretty big deal for us," said Miles, noting that this is the first time that the Bahamas has hosted such a prestigious event. "This is also the first time that we are having a ladies' team. "We're not really anticipating great things from them. We're just glad that they have final ly gotten a team together. This is the first step for women's rugby in the country." other commitments, said Wilson, pointing out that Kelsie Johnson indicated that she has retired, sisters Cherise and Krystel Rolle, along with their cousin Anishka, went on a family cruise and Tomasina Poitier was on maternity leave. Its difficult for a team to compete at a high level without five key players. But they played well throughout the tournament. It was probably one of the best performances Ive seen. They were very competitive. Wilson said the lack of playing together on a consistent basic had an effect on the outcome of their games. Changes But he said with a few changes in personnel in the future, the team should be able to play at a high level just as the men did. Katrina Johnson, Laval Sands, Davia Moss, Tia Wilson, Melinda Bastian, Tia Charlow and Camellia Miller were some of the key players who carried the team in the tournament. Up to the time of this interview, the final statistics were not yet released. But a number of the Bahamian male players were in the running for some of the individual awards. Byron Ferguson was the leading candidate for best hitter of the tournament; Jamal Ferguson was leading the way in the digging category and best libero; Renaldo Knowles was leading as best server and Prince Wilson was sitting in third place. None of the women were in contention for any individual awards. Both teams are due to return home this afternoon. National team settle for bronze following five-set thriller loss Bahamas crush Cayman Islands PHOTOS: Tim Clarke/Tribune staff P ANTHERSONTHEPROWL: T he Bahamas Basketball Federation continued its Summer of Thunder College Scrimmages on Saturday night at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium. Two more games were played with the Georgia State Panthers pulling off their second straight game in as many days with an 88-87 decisiono ver the Grand Bahama All-Stars. The victory after Panthers knocked off the All-Stars 78-75 on Friday night. Georgia State will be back in action tonight against the Commonwealth Bank Giants. During the rest of the week, the University of Nebraska will be in action, starting on Tuesday night. Action will get started at 7 p .m. each night. SUMMEROFTHUNDERCONTINUES FROM page 12 FROM page 12 F ROM page 12 ON T HE CHARGE: Bahamian players take the game to the Cayman Islands. T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f

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stressed the changes were not a response to negative behaviour. He said: We wanted to make some changes to Grand Bahama, as we were doing throughout the country, to improve instruction and continue to upgrade the performance of our students. A nother noted change to public education on the island this school year is the split of Jack Hayward High School into a junior and a senior high school. Mr Bannister said: We want to give students [at Jack Hayward] the same opportunity to achieve as students at St Georges have been achieving. In an interview with The Tribune yesterday, Mr Bannister told of an impromptu flight to the island to quell dissent against the changes. The minister met with disgruntled protesters from the school board at Walter Parker Primary School last week about the transfer of their principal of more than 20 years to Freeport Primary School. The protesters maintained that the ministry should have consulted them before making the change. Mr Bannister said: I met with them and heard their concerns. I didnt expect them to change their views, but I explained to them our decision and shared with them the appraisals of their new principal. I think they were satisfied. Though it is not mandatory for the Ministry to consult with public school boards concerning transfers, Mr Bannister said it was a good practice to which they plan to give greater consideration. He said: We are not mandated or legally required to consult with the boards, however it is good in terms of building relationships and admittedly the office in Grand Bahama did not advise the board. However it is something that we will try to do in the future. Also receiving a new principal by way transfer will be Hugh W Campbell Primary, while Bartlett Hill Primary and Maurice Moore Primary will receive the promoted vice-principals. Mr Bannister added: We are giving them all new vistas to deal with, new students and new opportunities this year. C M Y K C M Y K L OCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010, PAGE 15 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM NEW RATES& BILLING CHANGES EffectiveJuly1st,2010TheBahamasElectricityCorporation (BEC ProvidenceandtheFamilyIslands.Billingsforallconsumers during this transition period will be carried out as follows:BillsfortheserviceperiodMay16thtoJune15thwiththebillingdate July 3rd were mailed out on or around July 10th and were due for payment on July 23rd at the old rates; Bills for the service period June 15th to June 30th were estimated with a billing date of July 15th at the old rates. The bills for this abbreviated period are due for payment on August 6th; The new rate comes into effect for the service period commencing July1st,2010.Meterreadingsforthisserviceperiodwilltakeplace attheendofJuly,andbillswillbesentoutinmid-August.Paymentfor this period will become due on September 6th, 2010. 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Do youwant tolower your interestrate and your monthly payments?Renance your mortgage with Scotiabank. It's a Smart Move. Justask.It's Time to Switch Your Mortgage!Lower Interest Rates*Discounted Legal Fees*Lower Monthly Payments* was enough. About 75 citizens showed up to a Thursday meeting, where they agreed by unanimous vote to protest. They (BEC p atience could you have? The power was off on Wednesday night at 10.45pm. For some people it was not restored until 6pm Thursday, the following day. Friday it went off again for four hours. Yesterday, (Saturday it went off at 6am and came back on at 11am. It went off at 1.30am this morning (Sunday they want, he said. Along with the inconvenience of the power outages, Mr Johnson said residents are losing refrigerators, generators, and general appliances due to the electrical spikes. In addition to the loss of personal items, the island councillor said tourists are becoming fed-up and leaving as well. Its 95 degrees at day, and 85 degrees at night. People are simply not sleeping. Folks on the island who have to get up in the morning to make breakfast and clean for the children who cannot sleep at night. Some of them cant take a shower because there is no water. But yet they must still get up and go serve the tourists. The community simply wants power. Wednesday when power was off, BEC was down here disconnecting people. There are so many people being affected. Last night, the number of people on the road simply trying to get release it is unbelievable, said Mr Johnson. Last week, BEC issued a statement asking residents of Harbour Island for patience as they work to resolve the islands lingering power supply problems. According to the corporation, the first two cuts, which lasted about 40 minutes each, were the result of power trips on the main line supplying electricity from the Hatchet Bay power station to Harbour Island. After the problem was resolved, the power had to be cut again for about an hour around 10am to allow BEC workers to replace faulty equipment at the Harbour Island Power Station. More power cuts followed. The statement said: BEC is presently in the process of completing the installation of a new supply route to the Harbour Island mainland. We are also in the process of testing our new facility at Hatchet Bay. Once these projects have been completed it is expected that the reliability of supply to the Harbour Island mainland will significantly improve and the interruptions to electricity services will diminish. H arbour Island residents F ROM page one FROM page one GBschools

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B y CHESTER ROBARDS B usiness Reporter crobards@tribunemedia.net A million dollar, the first of its kind in the w orld, medical tourism facility could open its doors i n the Bahamas as early as the first quarter of next year, bringing a revolutionary addiction cure and a fairly new type of visitor to the Bahamas, the project's chief telling Tribune Business yesterday, that two million dollars has already been raised and several US investors are on board. Dr Mark Puleo, who was also the b rainchild behind 1-800-pet-meds in t he US, said the addiction rehabilit ation facility could open up in weste rn New Providence as early as Febr uary 2011. A ccording to Dr Puleo, the proj ect could employ as many as 20 to 2 5 individuals, including Bahamian d octors, psychiatrists and staff. H e added that his company Ibocure, will be a "world class addic-t ion treatment facility" offering a r evolutionary drug called Ibogaine that is said to eradicate substancea buse in less time than other addiction treatments. While the drug has not been a pproved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA t he company will be allowed to a dminister the drug here according t o the plans laid out by Ibocure, w hich were given the thumbs-up by t he Ministry of Health and the Mini stry of Tourism. I bocure's chief marketing officer, B onnie Levengood, said the comp any chose the Bahamas for its a ddiction rehabilitation centre because of its proximity to the US,i ts premier health care system and its a bility to meld the healing process with a relaxing atmosphere. T he company is considering a location only feet from the beach in an area just east of Sandyport. Dr P uleo said he could not release the details of the location while the comp any was still in talks with the owne r. We want people to feel relaxed," s aid Ms Levengood. We are attracting very high-end p eople and it will be expensive to g o, so we wanted to create an idyllic l ocation by the ocean so they feel l ike they can relax and attract their f riends and family. "It takes a stressful situation and m akes it relaxed and therapeutic. W e will take a very Zen-like approach to the development of thec entre which will be a spa-like world class facility." Dr Puleo said investors have a lready raised $2million for the startup of the facility. We need to refurbish the cent re," he said. H e added that the facility will be a ble to house at least 15 patients at a t ime and will require, nurses, cooks d octors and a host of other medical p rofessions. T he Bahamas Investment Authori ty (BIA h ad given the Miami-based medical tourism provider a green light too perate in the Bahamas, with the M inistry of Tourism and the Min istry of Health also giving approval. I bocure was incorporated last year and Minister of Tourism Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace said his office By CHESTER ROBARDS Business Reporter crobards@tribunemedia.net M EDICAL tourism needs Bahamian investors to help the industry grow and keep the wealth that can be made in the country, the chief of the medical pavilion told Tribune Business yesterday. D r Conville Brown said the country can benefit greatly from medical tourism, however, it will take Bahamian investors to make it pay off for the Bahamas. Dr Brown also added that while he is a proponent for medical tourism and opening up the sector to investors, the burgeoning industry will not see significant benefits from large foreign firms that may funnel a large part of its prof its out of the country to its investors and for other operational investments. "I am for medical tourism and I started to try to set up a facility for medical tourism more than ten years ago," Dr Brown said. "I think medical tourism can be very good and powerful for the country." However, he said Bahamian investment in medical tourism has not been widely accepted as yet and has even been impeded in one way or another. According to him, large foreign firms who want to bring medical tourism facilitates here to the Bahamas will only provide benefits to the Bahamas by way of hotel room nights and spending. "We will get the fringe benefits depending on how it is done," said Dr Brown. Positive "It can have a positive impact on the medial profession, the economy and the country as a whole and Bahamians can benefit be they professionals as well as employment opportunities. "If it is implemented in a non-participatory manor, meaning if the typical model is that x company comes in and provides service, they will bring their manpower, own the facility and bring their patients, and then they and the proceeds will all leave the country. We will be a domicile with little spin-off benefits except for the occasional hotel room." He added that the Bahamas is a perfect location for medical tourism because of its proximity language and parity of the dollar. "We have very similar stan dards, and we can deliver the quality," he said. "This is a model that ought to be encourage because it can be a tremendous benefit to the Bahamas." Dr Brown said one year ago the medical pavilion won an award from the EU that was administered by the Caribbean Export Development Agency that allowed them to export medical care and establish a medical tourism model. "Where we have ended up is we are now in two coun tries in a substantial way," he said. According to him, his company now manages patients in Antigua and brings them to the Bahamas for radiation therapy. This sort of medical tourism that Bahamians can benefit from and own, said Dr Brown is how the country can benefit in a large way from the instance of medical tourism. "There are so many spinoffs," he said. "The only time you will not see any benefits is if we don't have significant Bahamian ownership and we will have adverse effects." C M Y K C M Y K SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.net MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010 THETRIBUNE $4. 68 $4. 51 $4. 69The information contained is from a third p arty and The Tribune can not be held responsible for errors and/or omission from the daily report.$4.29 $4.29 $4.29The information contained is from a third party and The Tribune can not be h eld responsible for errors and/or o mission from the daily report. $4.24 $4.29 $4.26 Medical tour ism needs Bahamian investors to help industry grow Addiction rehab facility could open in 2011 S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 6 6 B B DR CONVILLE BROWN

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By NANCY LOPEZ Associated Press Writer BOGOTA, Colombia (AP Security gains and capitalist-friendly investment rules are spurring an unprecedented mining and oil boom in Colombia, a pro-business outpost on an increasingly leftist continent. Investors are deeming Colombia well worth the risk though many parts of the country where reserves are being exploited continue to be plagued by illegal armed groups. Even a car-bombing Thursday in the country's capital just a week into the new administration "won't be a problem for foreign investment," analyst Roberto Melzi of Barclays Capital said. South America's thirdlargest oil producer behind Brazil and Venezuela, Colom bia is on track to generate more than one million barrels of crude a day by 2012 double its production in 2006 the government says. State-owned Ecopetrol accounts for nearly 90 per cent of today's production. A full 80 per cent of the $7.2 billion in direct foreign investment the country reaped last year went to petroleum and mining with investment in the latter sector nearly doubling to $3.1 billion. "Companies are looking for the next big thing an unex plored market and Colombia has been popping up on the radar," said analyst Patrick Esteruelas of Eurasia Group. By contrast, neighbouring Ecuador, the continent's No.5 oil producer behind Argentina, got a total of $312 million in foreign investment in 2009. Colombia is so bullish on the foreign investment bonanza flourishing under new President Juan Manuel Santos, a former foreign trade, defense and finance minister, that the government is forecasting a healthy jump in gross domestic product this year 4.5 per cent. Colombia's foreign trade ministry says it expectsC olombia to attract $10 bil lion in foreign investment this year, approaching the record $10.6 billion of 2008. The influx has so flooded Colombia with dollars that the US currency has lost 12 per cent of its value this year against the Colombia peso. While Venezuela and Ecuador have alienated many energy investors by rewriting oil contracts increasing royalties and taxes so much that many multinationals pulled out Colombia's outgoing president, Alvaro Uribe, offered strong incentives. "Colombia is one of the few countries in Latin America essentially that offers ironclad contractual guarantees over periods of 20 years," Esteru elas said. During Uribe's eight years in office, which ended August 7, Colombia's known oil reserves rose 22 per cent to 1.9 billion barrels with production jumping 45 per cent. Colombia also has been the continent's No. 1 coal pro ducer for 39 years running. It is increasingly competing for mining investment with Peru and Chile, historically safer bets due not just to proven reserves of gold, copper and other minerals but also greater political stabili ty. Only about five million (19,000 square miles Colombia's 114 million hectares (440,000 square miles) have been explored, said Mario Ballesteros, the director of its Institute of Geology and Mining, though 40 per cent of the country is legally off-limits due to natural reserves and environmentally sensitive regions. Even before Uribe took office, investors considered the country's gold reserves especially promising. Colombia is Latin America's fifthlargest producer. "It's only now that you're seeing the product of people's investigation coming through in the form of feasibility stud ies and project development," said William Tankard, an ana lyst with GMFS, a Londonbased precious metals consultancy firm. Last year, Greystar Resources Ltd., a Canadian mining company, projected it could extract from the Angostura deposit in the northeastern state of Santander a total of 511,000 ounces of gold worth up to $611 million at today's prices and 2.3 mil lion ounces of silver. In its 16 years operating in Colombia, Greystar has invested $140 million. South African miner AngloGold Ashanti Ltd., meanwhile, has invested $159 million in Colombia since 2002 and believes it may have unearthed a monster mine, La Colosa, that could generate 800,000 ounces of gold annually, said Ivan Malaver, a company spokesman. Both projects have run into regulatory hurdles, however, as people who live near the gold deposits object to the planned use of cyanide in open pit operations in both La Colosa and Angostura. They fear contamination of local water supplies. "Colombia has to weigh the long term, maintaining the country's biodiversity and vast water resources, with the short term, which is the issue of mining," said Manuel Rodriguez, Colombia's first environment minister from 1994-98. La Colosa alone would require the removal of 600,000 tons of earth daily to extract the gold fragments dispersed underneath the surface meaning 90,000 tons of cyanide and 250,000 liters (66,000 gallons hour to distill the precious metal. Still, it's never been a better time to be in the gold business. The precious metal's price has reached unprecedented heights, now selling for more than $1,200 an ounce. What Colombia's investment boosters don't like to dwell on, however, are questions of security. The country's nearly halfcentury-old conflict with leftist rebels still simmers and sometimes boils over, especially in rural areas where mining and energy exploration tend to occur. Historically, Colombia's illegal armed groups have exacted "war taxes" from mining and oil producers. Those that refused were attacked. C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS THE TRIBUNE MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010, PAGE 3B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM To our valued customers, Easy Terms Financing is no longer located in the Montague Motors Building, Village Road.ALL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS OR INQUIRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO OUR HEAD OFFICE LOCATED IN THE EASY CAR SALES BUILDING, GLADSTONE RD. TELEPHONE 396.1127 FAX 341.9015 Mining and oil boom propel investment in Colombia OIL WORKERS near Ecopetrol's drilling platform in Nueva Castilla, Colombia. South America's third-largest oil producer behind Brazil and Venezuela, Colombia is on track to generate more than one million barrels of crude a day by 2012, double the production from 2006, the government says. State-owned Ecopetrol accounts for nearly 90 per cent of today's production. (AP Photo S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 8 8 B B

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By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP Penney Co. cut its profit outlook for the rest of the year, a sign of jitters that Americans, still stinging from the recession and worried about jobs, aren't going to spend more any time soon. The reduced outlook came Friday as Penney reported a second-quarter profit as it benefited from tight inventory controls and exclusive store-label brands. Shares fell 90 cents, or 4.7 per cent, to close at $19.82 after hitting a 52-week low of $19.79 earlier in the session. Myron Ullman III, J C Penney's chairman and CEO, told analysts during a conference call Friday that while earlier in the year retailers recognised they wouldn't be able to rely on the "consumer economy" to drive business, now he says it could be a "drag" given the slowdown and Penney's will have to work even harder to woo shoppers to buy in the final months of 2010. Ullman said J C Penney's shoppers, who are primarily middle income, are bearing the biggest brunt of the economy's woes as they grapple with tight credit, job losses and a protracted housing slump. "Our customer tends to be more urban, more ethnic and more impacted by the economy than many others in the overall retail landscape," Ullman said. With Penney a bit more concerned about consumer spending than earlier in the year when it ordered fall and holiday goods, Ullman said that the chain will look "very carefully" at revising inventory levels for the rest of the year, though he doesn't see any major issues yet. Penney, based in Plano, Texas, earned $14 million, or six cents per share, in the three months ended July 31. That compares with a loss of $1 million, or break-even per share, in the same quarter last year. The second-quarter 2010 results included a charge of about five cents per share related to a debt buyback completed in May. Revenue was $3.94 billion, down 0.1 per cent from a year ago. Revenue at stores open at least a year rose 0.9 per cent compared with a year ago. The measure is a key indicator of a retailer's health because it includes sales at existing stores while excluding sales at newly opened locations. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expected five cents per share on revenue of $4 billion. After a surprise pickup in overall consumer spending earlier in the year, most retailers have seen a slowdown since April as the economic recovery is stalling and the job market remains stagnant. With shoppers watching their spending, any sales gains are coming at the expense of other retailers. Department stores, in particular, are fight ing a fierce battle for con sumer dollars in which Penney appears to be falling short. To lure shoppers into their stores, Penney and its rivals like Kohl's Corp. and Macy's Inc. have been adding more exclusive fashions. This month, Penney became the only US retailer to sell Liz Claiborne and Claiborne women's wear, except the Isaac Mizrahi-designed Liz Claiborne New York brand, which went to QVC. Ullman said that so far the clothes have received strong C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 4B, MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM THE COLLEGE OFTHE BAHAMASVisit our website at www.cob.edu.bs IMPOR T ANT DA TES Fall Semester2010 New Student OrientationParentsEveningTuesday, 17th August, 2010 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.O rientationWednesday, 18th August, 2010 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Advisement & RegistrationWednesday, 18th August, 2010 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.Advisement, Registration & Bill PaymentThursday, 19th August, 2010 Friday, 20th August, 2010 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.Venue:Performing Arts Centre, The College Of The Bahamas Thompson Boulevard J C Penney cuts outlook A LEVIS display is shown at a Macy's department store in Miami. (AP Photo S S E E E E n n e e x x t t p p a a g g e e

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consumer reception. This fall, Penney will become the only department store selling MNG by Man go, a European clothing brand, a big coup as fast-fashion players have been a big threat to department stores. Penney said back-to-school selling is off to a "good start," fuelled by new brands such as Uproar and Supergirl by Nestle and exclusive styles suchas Olsenboye and RS by Sheckler. The strongest sellers were in men's clothing and women's accessories during the second quarter, the chain said. Still, tough competition is taking a toll. Last week, Penney reported a surprise 0.6 per cent drop in July revenue at stores open at least a year and had warned that its second-quarter profit would come in at the low end of its forecast. Competitors Macy's and Kohl's, by con trast, reported rising sales. Penney said Friday that it expects revenue at stores open at least a year to be up two per cent to three per cent in the current quarter. Totals ales should increase one percentage point less, which means anywhere from one to two per cent, because Penney stopped publishing its Big Book catalogs. For the current quarter, earnings per share should bei n the range of 16 cents to 20 cents. Analysts had expected 24 cents per share. For the year, Penney expects earnings per share to be between $1.40 per share and $1.50 per share. Analysts expect $1.54. In May, Penneyh ad said it expected $1.64 for the full year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on consumer weakness To advertise, call 502-2371 CUSTOMERS are seen in the main entrance of the new J C Penney store in the Manhattan Mall during the grand opening in New York. Tight inventory controls and exclusive store label brands pushed J C Penney Co. into profitability in the second quarte. But the department store offered cut its profit outlook because of the uncertain economy. (AP Photo F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 4 4 B B

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6B, MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecurit y Previous CloseToday's CloseChangeDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1.341.00AML Foods Limited1.041.040.000.2500.0404.23.85% 10.759.67Bahamas Property Fund10.6310.630.000.0500.200212.61.88% 6.255.00Bank of Bahamas5.005.000.000.5980.2608.45.20% 0.580.24Benchmark0.240.240.00-0.8770.000N/M0.00% 3.493.15Bahamas Waste3.153.150.000.1680.09018.82.86% 2.152.14Fidelity Bank2.172.170.000.0550.04039.51.84% 12.509.62Cable Bahamas11.1111.110.001.4080.3007.92.70% 2.842.50Colina Holdings2.502.500.000.5110.0404.91.60% 7.005.00Commonwealth Bank (S1)6.726.720.000.4220.23015.93.42% 3.651.97Consolidated Water BDRs1.971.93-0.040.1110.05217.42.69% 2.551.60Doctor's Hospital1.901.900.000.6270.1103.05.79% 6.995.94Famguard6.076.070.00-0.0030.240N/M3.95% 10.908.75Finco8.908.900.000.1680.52053.05.84% 1 1.409.50FirstCaribbean Bank9.749.740.000.7200.35013.53.59% 5.533.75Focol (S)5.035.01-0.026,4000.3660.17013.73.39% 1.001.00Focol Class B Preference1.001.000.000.0000.000N/M0.00% 5.595.00ICD Utilities5.595.590.000.4070.24013.74.29% 1 0.509.95J. S. Johnson9.959.950.000.9520.64010.56.43% 1 0.0010.00Premier Real Estate10.0010.000.000.1560.80064.18.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecuritySymbolLast SaleChangeDaily Vol. 99.4699.46Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029BAH2999.460.00 1 00.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +FBB17100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +FBB22100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) +FBB13100.000.005100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) +FBB15100.000.00 52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid$ Ask$ LastPrice DailyVol EPS$ Div$ P/E Yield B ISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:7% Interest 7%RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)29 May 2015 W WW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE:242-323-2330 | FACSIMILE: 242-323-232019 October 2022 Prime + 1.75% Prime + 1.75% 6.95%20 November 2029FRIDAY, 13 AUGUST 2010B ISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,525.15 | CHG -0.40 | %CHG -0.03 | YTD -40.23 | YTD % -2.57BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)Maturity 19 October 2017FINDEX: CLOSE 000.00 | YTD 00.00% | 2009 -12.31%30 May 2013 52wk Hi 52wk Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Daily Vol EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield 10.067.92Bahamas Supermarkets9.4210.4214.00-2.9450.000N/M0.00% 8.006.00Caribbean Crossings (Pref2.006.254.000.0000.480N/M7.80% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.350.400.550.0010.000256.60.00% 41.0029.00ABDAB30.1331.5929.004.5400.0009.030.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.450.550.550.0020.000261.900.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowFund NameNAVYTD%Last 12 Months %NAV 3MTH 1.48251.4387CFAL Bond Fund1.48253.04%6.96%1.460225 2.92652.8266CFAL MSI Preferred Fund2.91010.80%0.19%2.902023 1.54511.4817CFAL Money Market Fund1.54512.52%4.28%1.528885 3.20252.8522Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund2.8216-9.47%-9.40% 13.638813.0484Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund13.41100.33%3.32% 109.3929101.6693CFAL Global Bond Fund109.39295.20%7.60%107.570620 105.779593.1998CFAL Global Equity Fund100.1833-1.52%3.56%105.779543 1.12231.0000FG Financial Preferred Income Fund1.12232.98%5.25% 1.09171.0000FG Financial Growth Fund1.07610.76%5.35% 1.11981.0000FG Financial Diversified Fund1.11982.67%5.53% 9.59559.1005Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 19.59552.71%5.96% 11.236110.0000Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 210.3734-3.69%3.38% 10.00009.3299Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 39.3648-6.35%-6.35% 7.96644.8105Royal Fidelity Int'l Fund Equities Sub Fund7.5997-1.52%11.83% BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price 52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeksBid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity 52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeksAsk $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volumeLast Price Last traded over-the-counter price Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volumeWeekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week Change Change in closing price from day to dayEPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded todayNAV Net Asset Value DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 monthsN/MNot Meaningful P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earningsFINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. 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For more information, contact: Office of Financial Aid, Oakes Field Campus, Tel: (242 or email: financialaid@cob.edu.bs 127,&( 6 $PRXQW $)LQDQFLDO&RUSRUDWH6HUYLFHV3URYLGHUILUPEDVHGLQ1DVVDX LVVHHNLQJWRUHFUXLWKLJKO\FRPSHWHQWLQGLYLGXDOIRUWKHIROORZLQJ SRVLWLRQ $'0,1,675$725 $SSOLFDQWVZLOOEHUHTXLUHGWRSRVVHVVWKHIROORZLQJ 0LQLPXPRI\HDUH[SHULHQFHLQWKH&RUSRUDWH 6HUYLFHVHOG .QRZOHGJHRILFURVRIW$SSOLFDWLRQV ([FHOOHQWZULWWHQDQGRUDOFRPPXQLFDWLRQVNLOOV *RRG,QWHUSHUVRQDODQGRUJDQL]DWLRQDOVNLOOV 6HOIPRWLYDWHGDQGWHDPSOD\HU 4XDOLHG&DQGLGDWHV VKRXOGVHQGWKHLUHVXPHVE\$XJXVW V W <(GJHFRPEH#DMNEDKFRP Addiction rehab facility could open in 2011 has "very much" been a part of the development of Ibocure's movement into the Bahamas as a medical tourism provider. The tourism ministry's roll in the development of Ibocure will be that of promoting the business in the context of the destination itself. "The ministry will play a promotional roll," said Mr Vanderpool-Wallace. Mr Vanderpool-Wallace also revealed that there is a second medical tourism firm being vetted, and other interested parties are in the pipeline. "There is one that is close to approval, and a couple others we have had conversations with that need to be modified before we can go forward," he said. Medical tourism has been talked about for years in the Bahamas and has been an unorganised, unsolicited part of the tourism packageo ffered by the country. Doctors Hospital recently received the Joint Commis-s ion International (JCI a ccreditation that almost immediately prompted calls f rom international institutions i nquiring about opportunities i n the Bahamas for medical t ourism. The hospital's CEO, Charles Sealy, said it had been engaged in medical tourism even before the JCI accreditation, but added that this will substantially validate the BISX-listed institution as one that meets international standards and follows the latest US clinical guidelines. Doctors Hospital is the first institution to receive JCI accreditation in the Caribbean region, and with this "joins an elite group of few hospitals worldwide which have passed JCI's stringent clinical quality standards". According to Mr Sealy, the a ccreditation gives Doctors Hospital an opportunity to expand its medical tourisme xplorations, which currently focuses primarily on outpatient surgical procedures. A nd he believes Doctors Hospital can offer those serv ices at competitive rates with c omparable accommodations, while leveraging the allure of t he Bahamas as a destination. Within this time we have h eard from five institutions, w ho called to inquire about t he opportunities for medical t ourism, and so we are looki ng at other opportunities w here we can invite people t o our shores to be able to r eceive good health care in o ur country," said Mr Sealy. F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 1 1 B B

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C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS THE TRIBUNE MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010, PAGE 7B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 127,&( (662,*(5,$+2/',1*( ))6+25((1785(6f/,0,7(' 3XUVXDQWWRWKHSURYLVLRQVRI6HFWLRQ RIWKH,QWHUQDWLRQDO%XVLQHVV&RPSDQLHV$FW QRWLFHLVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDWWKHDERYHQ DPHG&RPSDQ\KDVEHHQGLVVROYHGDQG VWUXFNRIWKH5HJLVWHUSXUVXDQWWR&HUWLFDWHR I 'LVVROXWLRQLVVXHG7KH5HJLVWUDU*HQHUDO RQWKHGD\RI-DQXDU\'DWHGWKHWKGD\RI$XJXVW& DURO**UD\ /LTXLGDWRURI ( 662,*(5,$+2/',1*( ))6+25((1785(6f/,0,7(' By SANGWON YOON Associated Press Writer SEOUL, South Korea (APK orea's biggest airline, said Friday it sank to a loss in the second quarter as a weak won swelled its fuel costs. The carrier lost 233.1 billion won ($192 million three months ended June 30c ompared with a profit of 78.5 b illion won a year earlier. Sales surged 36.7 per cent to 2.84 trillion won. Shares in the airline, which released earnings before the stock market closed, rose 2.5 per cent to 76,900 won as its operating profit seen as a direct indicator of business performance more than doubled. Korean Air said its fuel bill increased by 30 per cent froma year earlier to 865 billion won amid higher jet fuel prices and a 3.5 per cent fall in the won against the dollar on average during the quarter. But the airline expects to return to profit in the third quarter because passenger numbers are recovering from the global recession and the won has strengthened. Operating profit seen as a direct indicator of business performance before taxes, dividends, asset sales and oth er items are figured into net profit or loss surged more than twofold to 352.1 billion won from 127.3 billion won last year. Korean Air, the world's biggest international air cargo carrier, said its airfreight business improved in the second quarter as exports of liquid crystal displays, semiconduc tors and cell phones increased. Cargo to Europe more than doubled and nearly dou bled to North America and Japan during the three months. AN EMPLOYEE of Korean Air walks past a logo at the Korean Air ticketing counter at Gimpo airport in Seoul, South Korea. Korean Air, South Korea's biggest airline, said Friday it sank to a loss in the second quarter as a weak won swelled its fuel costs. (AP Photo Korean Air sinks to loss in Q2 as fuel bill rises

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C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 8B, MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Stop by to see a Customer Care representative today...THIS SUMMERT e r m s & C o n d i t i o n s a p p l y .LET US UPGRADE UUpgrade your Cable TV Service with Cable Bahamas & Win!!!Everyone receives 3 months Cable TV subscription absolutely FREE.1 WinnerEvery Weekreceives FREE pay-per-view access for 6 months!1 Grand Prize Winnerwill walk the red carpet at a movie premiere in Hollywood!& get UR Upgrade! In 2001 alone, the 480-mile Cano Limon pipeline was hit by 170 acts of sabotage blamed on rebels. The attacks were curbed beginning in 2002 under Uribe, when Colombian military units began guarding the pipeline, said Mauricio Tellez, spokesman for state-owned Ecopetrol, which operates the p ipeline. B ut not all the protection i s by legally constituted forces. "The recent mining boom exploration and exploitation activities has been accompanied by the arrival of illegal security groups," said Ariel Avila, a researcher at the Nuevo Arco Iris think tank. Avila said he has found in field studies over the last two years that illegal armed groups linked to far-right militias and leftist rebels are providing security for oil companies in several regions, especially in the southeastern states of Meta and Guaviare. He would not name the oil companies, for his own security. Companies operating or exploring in Meta and Guaviare include Canadianowned Pacific Rubiales, Exxon Mobil Corp., Brazilian-owned Petrobras, and Petrominerales a Colom bian affiliate of Canadianowned Petrobank. "Part of the reason why Colombia, unlike many of its neighbours, was forced to provide so many tax incentives and regulatory sweeteners was precisely because they had to deal with that legacy of insecurity," Esteruelas said. Those incentives helped persuade Pacific Rubiales to begin investing in Colombia in 2004, said the company's vice president, Jose Francisco Arata. Colombia's second-largest oil company after Ecopetrol, Pacific Rubiales moved into formerly rebel-held areas of Meta and its production is now up to 125,000 barrels a day. Over the next year, the company plans to invest $235 million in further exploration in the eastern plains, as well as in the lowlands of the southern state of Putumayo both areas of continued rebel activity. "In areas that are considered a high risk, like in the border regions with Venezuela and Ecuador, military forces will accompany oil operators," said Armando Zamora, regulator for the National Agency of Hydrocarbons. Just last year, he said, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, burned some trucks and tried intimidating workers during an oil operation in the southern state of Putumayo, which borders Ecuador. He wouldn't detail the incident. To Rodriguez, the former environmental minister, the intimidation, violence and extortion are simply the price of doing business in Colombia. After all, he said, major coal operations began in Colombia during the peak of its conflict. "Historically, the country's violence hasn't been the biggest difficulty for outside companies," Avila said. "The biggest difficulty was that they didn't know the region. And now that they've done preliminary studies and know, they're investing more." Mining and oil boom propel investment in Colombia CHART compares foreign investment for 2008 and 2009 in six South American countries. F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 3 3 B B

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INSIGHT C M Y K C M Y K The Tribune INSIGHT M ONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010 The stories behind the news By NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter n nicolls@tribunemedia.net T he recent disclosures about the unauthorised activities at Nygard Cay, Simms Point, Lyford Cay, is a blatant display of the limitations of mass media to fully live up to the ideal held so dearly by many in the public. Peter Nygard is mostly described as the flamboyant Canadian fashion t ycoon in the mass media. His mains tream narrative is constructed by qualifiers, such as foreign investor, second-home owner, Bahamian employer, marketer of destination Bahamas, and philanthropist. But what of the other narratives? There are those millionaire neighbours, high-power attorneys and government officials included who accuse him of being a chronic flouter of the law. Just last week, Vincent Vander pool Wallace, Minister of Tourism, and Earl Deveaux, Minister of the Environment, confirmed that Nygard Cay operates with no hotel license and no commercial license. It is claimed that he has done so for years in full view of the Bahamian authorities and the entire world. Tribune sources also claim he pays no hotel room tax, although on some websites his luxury home is advertised for resort rental at a rate of over $40,000 per day. There is politics behind his portrayal, because people with money and power can control their image; in fact they survive and thrive based on how they manage their image. And they can create a legitimising environment to establish themselves as credible. People with less money and less power do the same thing, but with a diminished effect. Mr Nygard is legitimised by many constructs, such as the allure of his fantasy Robinson Crusoe home that is frequented by Nassaus perceived elite, and anyone else with a goodlooking face. He throws a wicked party and he can throw down a pretty penny to sponsor a national sporting federation, or some organisation suiting his tastes. He opens his doors to the Bahamian advertising and marketing industry for countless photo shoots and special events. For years he has been legitimised in the media and by the media, having been quoted as a credible authority on anything from the Bahamian tax system to the tourism industry. At the same time, government officials have consistently neglected to mention what has now come to light: their claims that he operates in several instances outside the bound aries of a law in which most Bahami ans are confined. This other narrative rarely makes the front pages of the newspapers, or the glossy magazines, because without information from a reliable source willing to go on the record, or to be quoted anonymous ly to suggest a contrary nature, an uninformed journalist will almost always go with the mainstream portrayal of a public figure. And an informed journalist consciously chooses a particular representation. Clearly, this creates a limited view of reality, but such is the nature of how journalism works. Many peo ple hold the expectation that jour nalists should seek out the absolute truth; journalists should show the true picture. If they critically analysed the media industry, they might not hold such a naive and lofty ideal. If they understood how to question, evaluate, comprehend and use the media, they might be able to see it for what it is and for what it is not. There is a reason journalists talk about writing stories or working an angle. The representations of reality that bear themselves on the pages of newspapers and in the images of a television broadcast are simply constructs of reality; they are angles. Understanding them as any thing different is to be drawn into an illusion; to conflate the opinions of a few with absolute truth. The way in which Mr Nygard is typically represented in the mainstream media, locally and interna tionally, is a perfect example of why media literacy should be considered as essential as reading, writing and knowing oneself in this information age. In todays society we are bombarded with millions of media mes sages that are saturated with politically-loaded information. People must be able to read beyond the hype of headlines; they must be able to critically engage the views of sources that use hyperbolic language and exaggerations to shape percep tion. It is unfortunate that Mr Nygard is a perfect case study of my point, although I am not accusing him of anything. That needs to be said because the limitations of the pub lishing profession are also such that you only accuse based on what you can prove. My point is, public figures have multiple identities, some are specu lative, some are mainstreamed and others are accusations yet to be tested in court. In all cases, there are reasons why certain representations are portrayed in the news and others are not. Simply put, facts lend themselves to interpretation and manipulation. Law professionals know this very well, particularly those in litigation. For example, when a jury rules affir-m atively on the facts of a case pres ented by the prosecution that only makes the evidence presented by the prosecution facts in the defined system of law. However, the defence can contin ue to purport a different set of facts all the way to the final court of appeal, and beyond. And on appeal, a different set of jurors or judges, holding different views, expressing different opinions, could very well validate those original non-truths as facts, after the initial fact. Haiti is a country that knows well the power of media representations. Is it a fact that voodoo is devil wor ship? Is it a fact that Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, or is there an underlying and popularly accepted value judgment on the meaning of African-rooted spirituality and poverty. In the media, Haiti by default is referred to as the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. It may very well be so, but there is a choice to represent it as such. Media professionals could very well refer to Haiti as the first free black republic in the western world, or the first country in the Western hemisphere to abolish slavery, or use no qualifier at all. These titles might not be as society-conforming, but imagine the different level of consciousness they would create of Haiti, particularly over time. As a journalist I see this repeatedly. The media does more to rein force destructive stereotypes and feed populous rage than it does to effect real positive change, or even to truly educate. I wrote a story about investment opportunities in Haiti, after an interview with the Haitian Ambassador. Here I was thinking, Bahamians, in their capitalist world view, would be happy to hear the inside scoop on how to make money off the Haitian people they love to denigrate; they would be interested to know there was a way to benefit financially from investment opportunities, rather than just emotionally from philan thropy. This story enraged some Bahamians, who expressed their views in the comments section of the online version of the story. One reader, who identified himself as Jerome, called the Ambassador a joke, saying Bahamians have invested enough in the Haitian people. He continued with the usual litany about Haitians taking over the country and draining our resources. Another reader, who was identified as Bahamian with no Haitian ties spoke about rounding up Haitians and sending them home. That story accomplished little by way of education, because many used it as an opportunity to express their preconceived notions and preexisting insecurities. The story ended up feeding populous rage over immigration. This is the norm, not the anomaly. I see this happen over and over again. Many in the profession will disagree, but the media often reinforces entrenched views, more than it plants seeds of consciousness. More often than not, the media mar ginalises the views of people who are outside the circle of established authority. Individuals in the media business, and probably the profession as a whole, do not necessarily seek to do these things deliberately, but invari ably they happen. Invariably, politicians set the news agenda; the eco nomic elite set the business agenda; the police set the crime agenda, and the Bahamas Christian Council sets the moral agenda. Only in landmark instances does the profession actually live up to its journalistic ideal. By and large, this is the daily impact: people get an inflated sense of reality; reader perceptions are shaped based on the personal agendas of sources; and stereotypes, mainly the destructive ones, are reinforced. I am a journalist, and I say this with a great respect for my profession, but I also understand the limi tations we face, and I believe in media literacy, because I dont believe we should kid ourselves or the people we serve about the inherent limitations and structural inequities in the system we operate within. Take the following for example: Who profited from the sale of thousands of acres of private land in order to create a BNT managed national park? Even if my sources are correct, this story will likely nev er see the light of day, even though I believe the public would be well within its right to ask for full disclosure about a possible conflict of interest. What of claims that some Ameri can travel agents benefited finan cially from the Tourism Fly Free promotion by charging their clients regular rates and allegedly pocketing the savings from the publicly-funded promotion? I have sources who claim this is the case, others who say not. But this is the Ministry of Tourisms flagship promotion, and powerful interests would push back on this angle so much so, the story will probably never make it into the mainstream media. The fact is, in our small and tight ly-guarded community, a journalist would be hard pressed to find pri mary evidence or a quotable source. And those who express these views, or claim to know the truth, will invariably be delegitimised by those with established authority or else the reliable source will slip into the shadows and pretend they dont know you when the chips are down. The accusations will be dismissed by those in authority and the story will be killed. In this case, the authority is not limited media owners; the primary gatekeepers of information are the politicians and civil servants who claim there are sinister forces operating below the surface, when some of them are themselves part and parcel of that force. Unfortunately, when accusations are made against powerful people or interest groups, a higher standard of proof is applied. In turn, a higher standard is required to determine the credibility of a source. Would the media be less inclined to run with a story of this nature, as might How far can the media go in search of truth? VINCENT VANDERPOOL WALLACE PETER NYGARD EARL DEVEAUX BRADLEY ROBERTS S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 4 4 C C

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By CHENGETAI ZVAUYA Associated Press Writer HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP selling hundreds of thousands of carats of rough diamonds Wednesday that were mined from an area where human r ights groups say soldiers killed 200 people, raped women and forced children into hard labour. Heavily armed police and soldiers guarded top security vaults built at the main Harare airport, where several private jets brought buyers from Israel, India, Lebanon and Russia, officials said. Abbey Chikane, Zimbabwe monitor of the world diamond control body, certified the diamonds as ready for sale on Wednesday, having said controversy-plagued diamonds from two mines in eastern Zimbabwe met minimum international standards. Some 900,000 carats were put up for auction Wednesday, the mines ministry said. Investigators for the world's diamond control body said last year that the gems were mined at the Marange diamond fields by virtual slaves who had been told to dig or die, and were smuggled out by soldiers who raped and beat civilians. Process Yet the Kimberley Process, the diamond body, said those gems didn't qualify as "blood diamonds." Human Rights Watch says children as young as 10 were forced to work up to 11 hours a day in the Marange diamond fields with no pay or reward. The organisation said it had reason to believe that at least 300 children were still working there as of February 2009. Zimbabwe's mines ministry accuses human rights groups of "peddling falsehoods" over rights violations. No estimated value was given for stones, although unofficial estimates range up to $2 billion, a massive boost for Zimbabwe's ailing economy and representing about onethird of the southern African country's national debt. The eastern alluvial diamond fields were uncovered in 2006 and are estimated to be able to meet one-fourth of the world's demand for diamonds. The find is described as the biggest in southern Africa since diamonds were discovered at Kimberley in South Africa a century ago. C M Y K C M Y K INSIGHT PAGE 2C, MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Zimbabwe auctions controversy-plagued diamonds DIAMOND HUNT: Miners dig for diamonds in Marange, eastern Zimbabwe, on November 1, 2006. Zim b abwe began selling millions of carats of rough diamonds August 11, 2010, that were mined from an area where human rights groups say soldiers killed 200 people, raped women and forced children into hard labour. (AP Photo

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L ONDON (AP travelling to India for medical procedures have brought back to Britain a new gene that allows any bacteria to become a superbug, and scientists are warning this type of drug resistance could soon appear worldwide. Though already widespread in India, the new superbug gene is being increasingly spotted in Britain and elsew here. Experts warn the booming medical tourism industries in India and Pakistan could fuel a surge in antibiotic resistance, as patients import dangerous bugs to their home countries. The superbug gene, which can be swapped between different bacteria to make them resistant to most drugs, has so far been identified in 37 people who returned to the UK after undergoing surgery in India or Pakistan. The resistant gene has also been detected in Australia, Canada, the US, the Netherl ands and Sweden. The r esearchers say since many A mericans and Europeans travel to India and Pakistan for elective procedures like cosmetic surgery, it was likely the superbug gene would spread worldwide. In an article published online Wednesday in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, doctors reported find ing a new gene, called NDM1. The gene alters bacteria, making them resistant to nearly all known antibiotics. It has been seen largely in E. coli bacteria, the most com mon cause of urinary tract i nfections, and on DNA structures that can be easily copied and passed onto other types of bacteria. The researchers said the superbug gene appeared to be already circulating widely in India, where the health system is much less likely to identify its presence or have adequate antibiotics to treat patients. "The potential of NDM-1 to be a worldwide p ublic health problem is great, and coordinated international surveillance is needed," the authors wrote. Still, the numbers of people who have been identified with the superbug gene remains very small. "We are potentially at the beginning of another wave of antibiotic resistance, though we still have the power to stop it," said Christopher Thomas, a professor of molecular genetics at the University of Birmingham who was not linked to the study. Thomas said better surveillance and i nfection control procedures m ight halt the gene's spread. T homas said while people checking into British hospitals were unlikely to encounter the superbug gene, they should remain vigilant about standard hygiene measures like properly washing their hands. "The spread of these multiresistant bacteria merits very close monitoring," wrote Johann Pitout of the division of microbiology at the University of Calgary, Canada, in an accompanying Lancet commentary. Pitout called for internat ional surveillance of the bacteria, particularly in countries that actively promote medical t ourism. "The consequences will be serious if family doctors have to treat infections c aused by these multi-resistant bacteria on a daily basis," he wrote. C M Y K C M Y K INSIGHT THE TRIBUNE MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010, PAGE 3C TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM UK doctors: New superbug gene could spread widely INSIGHT For the stories b ehind the news, read Insight on Mondays T o adver tise, call 502-2371

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be the case with an accusation about a group with less clout? It is a wonder how the Nygard story came to light. In placing random calls to people listed in the phone book with Lyford Cay addresses, I had individuals hang up the phone on me and tell me: I dont like to be b othered. That might very w ell be a reasonable view, but invariably there are those in society who have their privacy respected and others who do not. Those with no access to power by default have no privacy. It is common to hear about certain people in society who go through the court system being successful at never seeing their picture in the newspaper, because they have access to connections that will ensure they are concealed in one way or another. Power buys people privacy. Privacy ensures concealment from the public eye. Lack of scrutiny by the public enables people to have more control over their image; it gives them more flexibility in constructing a credible persona and pushing their own agenda. I share the ideal of my colleagues and the public that journalism should democratise information; give the people ownership over their own information; call out corruption; hold people with power t o account; and all of that g ood stuff. But I know there is a big gap between the ideal we strive for, the reality we exist in and the reality we help to construct. Media literacy is a discussion about managing expectations regarding the media; understanding the gaps between the ideal and the reality; understanding how people use the media; how it operates and its limitations. Politicians love to rail at the media for sensationalising stories, but they are the biggest offenders. Every time I get a press release from Bradley Roberts, Progressive Liberal Party (PLP pressed to figure out where are the facts, what is the real story here. I estimate as much as 85 per cent of his press releases are hyperbole. Politicians often criticise the media for using anonymous sources, but the scary reality is, nowadays the politicians do so behind the anonymous cover of blogs, who are accountable to no one. They u se anonymous websites to s toke the fire by spreading innuendoes. When I use an anonymous source it does not mean I am ashamed to use their name because the source is not credible. It means the source is good and reliable but has asked not to be identified. That is an annoyance for a journalist, but completely understandable given the nature of our society. Politicians and civil servants have access to all of the evidence to prove a lot of the big stories. Some of them prefer to spread innuendo instead of giving journalists the real story and the hard facts, afraid that they might be implicated. Some of them do not like the news organisation a particular journalist might work for. Others are too afraid, or might be in breach of some contractual obligation to confidentiality. These are a few of many reasons. Media literacy would help to promote a culture of openness, and teach people thatt he media is based on the principle of transparency. The average news story contains about 500 words. If you were to make it longer than that, you would take a gamble at whether peoplew ould complete the piece. The structure of the average news story is built around five simple questions: What happened, when did it happen; why and how did it happen; and who was involved.A nswer those five questions a nd voil, there is your story. At first glance this struc ture seems designed to bring about objectivity, but if you were to look from a different angle, understand how to critically analyse the news, a dif ferent story would emerge. This story is about why news is not objective; why journal ists can never truly be objec tive; and why objectivity is a journalistic illusion. And why legal constraints often prevent the telling of the whole story. Most obviously, asking the question of why something happened is a subjective process lending itself to a myriad of opinions. The fact that Caribbean C M Y K C M Y K INSIGHT PAGE 4C, MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM C eiling FansEAGLE ELECTRICAL &LIGHTING W e ship to the Family Islands! T el: (242Tonique Williams Darling Highway/Harold Rd. Fax: (242 Website : www.eaglebahamas.comB EST QUALITY, BEST PRICE, GUARANTEED! !! E agle Microwaves AIR HANDLERS 3 TON $617.50 4 TON $788.50 5 TON $807.50 CONDENSERS 3 TON $1,082.99 4 TON $1,367.99 5 TON $1,424.99 Central Air Conditioning Systems S A L E Get 20% Off Decorative Lighting Fixtures & Ceiling Fans&EV ERYDAY LO WPR ICES AT EA GLE$689.00 Eagle Ductless A ir Conditioners$420.00 N EW SIZE$399.99*20% OFF$74.99* 20% OFF$19.99E agle Refrigerators8 cu ft 1 8 cu ftPremium Irons Decorative L ighting *Base Price -----------------Portable Air Conditioning Units starting at $495.00 Window Units 5000 BTU & 9000 BTU starting at $198.00 F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 1 1 C C How far can the S S E E E E n n e e x x t t p p a a g g e e

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issues are marginalised in the Bahamian media is because of the subjective perspectives of gatekeepers in their assessment of market wants. The fact that Family Island news almost never makes the cut unless it is filtered through the agenda of politicians speaking to the issue. The fact that certain words are used, such as terror is because of subjectivity. Subjectivity essentially speaks to the internal reality of an individual or organisation. To find out what happened, a reporter has to find sources of information. The process of determining who is a source of authority involves subjectivity on the part of a reporter. Depending on where a reporter is situated in society, certain sources will be more accessible than others, and c ertain sources will be viewed a s more legitimate than othe rs. This is the reality. Access to primary data in the Bahamas is hard to come by, particularly as the industry is not empowered by a Right to Information Act. And even in countries where the government claims to support access to information the roadblocks placed in the face of that make their support seem laughable. In the Bahamas, government records are kept under lock and key, and statistically data is usually non-existent; sometimes it is out-dated, or i n the hands of private enterp rise that keep that informat ion private to protect their economic interests. There are very few stories in the media that are born from primary data, unless you consider a press release to be a primary source. Given the mechanics of reporting and the structural limitations of journalistic endeavour it would be prudent for consumers of media messages to become media literate. This means learning how to deconstruct the media; it means understanding that people who are in control of t he message are pushing their a genda, whether it be the m edium delivering the information, or the source of the information being transmitted. There is evidence everywhere to show how problematic it is for people to rely solely on media messages to construct their sense of reality. All media messages should be analysed critically. No mess age should be consumed pass ively. A ll around us, we are seeing the expansion of the information technology age. The messages we are being bombarded with are negatively shaping how we think, act and understand ourselves. Essentially, they are enslaving us by creating a false sense of reality that is benefiting those with power. The discussion a bout media literacy is essent ial to give people back their p ower so they can freely shape their own world. C M Y K C M Y K INSIGHT THE TRIBUNE MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010, PAGE 5C TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM The superbly balanced proportions of the Toyota Yaris reflect the inherent intelligence of its design and the spacious comfort that it offers. Features include: 1.3 litre engine, automatic transmission, ABS brakes, power steering, air conditioning, drivers side airbag, and CD player. Totally Yours, Totally Yaris Backed by a 3-year/60,000 mile factory warranty YARIS Trade-ins are always welcome Available in Grand Bahama at Quality Auto Sales (Freeport), Queens Hwy, 352-6122 Abaco Motor Mall, Don MacKay Blvd, 367-2916AUTHORIZED DAIHATSU AND TOYOTADEALERA part of the Automall group Shirley Street at Church Street Open Mon to Fri 8am 5:30pm Sat 8am 12noon Tel: 397-1700info@executivemotors.bs www.automallbahamas.com media go in search of truth? F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 4 4 C C