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i By ALISON LOWE
? Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
EDUCATION chiefs are
i looking at stopping parents

from registering their children
in schools outside of their

? immediate area as they look
: at ways to reduce the high stu-
? dent populations in some pub-
? lic schools.

i According to Minister of
i Education Desmond Bannis-
? ter, while some schools such
i as CV Bethel and SC
? McPherson have seen their

SEE page 10

Quick response is
praised after aircraft
is forced to ditch

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

Cambridge contacted the Con-
trol Tower at Grand Bahama
International Airport around
9.30am and reported that he
SIX people, including a six- was experiencing engine trou-
months pregnant woman and ble.
two children, were plucked to The aircraft had left Walk-
safety after a small aircraft er’s Cay and was headed to
ditched in waters off Grand Grand Bahama. The passen-
Bahama. gers onboard — Jennifer
The pilot and his five pas- Bullard, 40 and her two chil-
sengers clung to the aircraft for | dren Terranique, 14, and Tama-
about three hours in 10 to 12ft — sio, nine, Tanya Miller, 27, and
deep waters until they couldbe Miriam Gibson, 45 -— were
rescued and brought to shore returning to Freeport after
at Dover Sound, where police, attending a funeral in Grand
ambulance and the victims’ rel- Cay over the weekend.
atives were waiting for them. Jamie Rose, chairman of

Tim Clarke/Tribune mo
POLICE SHOOTING: Emotions run high yesterday after the shooting. Inset is the man’s body being removed from the scene.

A police boat, piloted by
Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Asso-
ciation official Jamie Rose and
Colin Rose, arrived shortly
before 2pm at a remote site,
where the survivors were taken
to two ambulances.

The first persons assisted off
the boat were the two children
who appeared to be uninjured
and in good condition. One
woman, however, sustained an
injury just above the left eye,
but was able to walk with some
assistance to the ambulance.

Pilot Fritz Cambridge also
sustained a minor cut to his
forehead.

According to reports, Mr




BASRA Grand Bahama, said a
BASRA rescue aircraft, a US
Coast Guard C-130 aircraft, and
a Defence Force vessel were
dispatched to assist in locating
the downed aircraft.

Mr Rose and his father, oper-
ators of OBS Marine and BAS-
RA volunteers, went in a new-
ly-built RBPF boat.

“We did not have a BASRA
vessel on scene at the time to
help us, however, we did have a
police boat on property which
had not been delivered yet. It
was a new RBPF boat and it
has not officially been turned

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By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

A MAN brandishing a
knife was shot dead by police
yesterday.

The incident happened
shortly after a bus driver said

he was robbed at knifepoint
in Pinewood Gardens.

Officers from the East
Street South police station
responded to the bus driver’s
call for help and tracked a
suspect down on Breadfruit
Street.

It is understood that as

they cornered him behind a
house, he threatened the offi-
cers with a silver-bladed
knife.

An officer responded by
shooting the man in the
upper body. He was pro-
nounced dead at the scene by
Emergency Medical Services

personnel.

Assistant Commissioner of
Police Glenn Miller praised
the prompt response of his
officers.

Mr Miller said the suspect
threatened the police officers

SEE page 10

The PLP ‘still want
Baha Mar vote to
be carried by govt’

THE Progressive Liberal Party has
reportedly voted in favour of continuing
to allow the government to carry the
burden of whether or not the Baha Mar
labour resolution is passed in the House
of Assembly when it is brought before
Parliament next month.

According to party sources who spoke
to The Tribune yesterday, the PLP met
and discussed the matter on Sunday
night, and have stuck to their initial posi-
tion that this vote will have to be carried
by the current “FNM government.”

On Sunday, PLP leader Perry Christie
said the party will of course be directly
influenced by the “complete urgency” to
do something for the economy of the
Bahamas.

“Tt is an increasing serious state of
affairs that exists here. The country is

SEE page 10

: TURNQUEST
: Tribune Staff

tribunemedia.net

ber of Parliament for
i Kennedy, Kenyatta

i set to gain his party’s
? nomination to run in
i the South Eleuthera constituency.



Kenyatta Gibson
‘is Set to run in
South Eleuthera’

By PAUL G

Reporter
pturnquest@

THE Free Nation-
al Movement’s Mem-

Gibson, is reportedly

FNM MP:
Kenyatta Gibson

Well-placed sources within the party

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Arawak Homes
and family in
property dispute
By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

A DISPUTE has erupted over a piece
of property along the new Corridor 5 high-

way between Arawak Homes and the fam-

ily of 78-year-old Kenneth Gibson.
Arawak Homes is claiming ownership of
the land to which the Gibson family says it
has title.
Last week, Arawak Homes cleared land
they plan to use for a subdivision. They
bulldozed several trees the Gibsons say

i were planted years ago, and other plots

they claim were used for farming. Signs

: ? were erected around the cleared land say-
i have confirmed that the two-time MP, }
i who has family ties to the island anda }
division of his law practice there, has }
already started campaigning in the area. }

ing private property of Arawak Homes.
“Arawak Homes takes it upon them-

selves to bust through the gate to our yard.

We never got any notice. We never got

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THE TRIBUNE



LOCAL NEWS

‘Brave’ Davis
denies claims
PLP funded

$1m study

PLP DEPUTY Leader Philip “Brave” Davis denied claims
yesterday that the party funded a $1 million study to ascertain
the PLP’s chances of winning seats in the southern corridor of
New Providence.

Shooting down these claims, which appeared in a local tabloid
and were repeated on the airwaves, Mr Davis said that such
accusations were “totally” without foundation.

Considering the impact that a million dollars can have on any
one area — especially now because of the poor economic times
— Mr Davis said that his constituents, and Bahamians on the
whole know that such funds can be put “to better use.”

“T have not commissioned any survey or study or spent a mil-
lion dollars. I am sensitive to the needs of my constituents and
to Bahamians as a whole and know that funds of that magnitude
can be put to a better use,” the PLP’s deputy leader said.

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Local News
Editorial/Letters

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{| A CONTAINER
filled with unknown
merchandise over-
turned as the truck car-
rying it approached the
gate of the Customs
facility on Arawak Cay
yesterday morning.

The driver, who
emerged from the inci-
dent unharmed, was
trying to get the con-
tainer into the yard
when he hit a six-inch
deep pothole, which
caused the container to
tilt and eventually fall.

People who work at
Arawak Cay say they
have been complaining
for years about the
poor condition of the
roads, but have heard
nothing from the Min-
istry of Works, which
usually undertakes road
repairs.

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keen to make a difference

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MISSION:
Tyler
McCormack
prepares to
make his
donation to
Children’s
Emergency
Hostel.

Photo:
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By REUBEN SHEARER
Tribune Staff Reporter
rshearer@tribunemedia. net

AFTER his family’s usual June getaway to Nassau, American
teen Tyler McCormack returned to Washington, DC with the
Bahamas fresh on his mind as a location for his non-profit organ-
isation’s next charitable project.

The 15-year-old founder of Reach Out For Kids decided to
start by Googling “orphanages in the Bahamas.” He eventually
chose the Bahamas Emergency Hostel and the Ranfurly Home as
the institutions that would receive $700 in school supplies, slight-
ly used books, games, toys and clothes.

The 10th grader, who is returning home today, feels satisfied that
he was able to make a difference through his charity’s first inter-
national mission. He said: “I have so much, so I was glad to give
back. I feel like I need to contribute to other people. I was very
pleased to deliver backpacks to the kids at the Ranfurly Home and
the Bahamas Emergency Hostel.

“We want to help make the world a better place,” said Tyler,
who uses corporate and individual donations to support his projects.

Joyce McCormack, Tyler’s mother, said she is looking forward
to Tyler’s next project.

“T’ve always encouraged my children to give back,” said the
physician. “Tyler’s already begun finding sponsors and donors
for his next project in the Christmastime.

“We're happy to bring them something, even if it’s not a whole
lot. When we deliver books, the children are waiting for you at the
door,” she said. “They’re happy, and that’s all that matters.”

Tyler said he is now looking forward to completing his second
overseas mission. He eventually wants to have four projects a
year. For Tyler, philanthropy runs in the family. He explained
that he first got a taste for helping others when he took part in the
efforts of his sister’s organisation, Reading Offers Amazing
Rewards, which promotes literacy in the United States.

Then, seven years ago, Tyler helped deliver 300 pounds of
school supplies to Grenada after Hurricane Ivan devastated the
island. As he returns home, the teen vowed to keep in touch with
the Emergency Hostel and the Ranfurly Home, in case they need
further assistance.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010, PAGE 3



Neymour: I have not recently been

made aware of daily power cuts

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

Minister of State for Public Utilities
Phenton Neymour said it has not been
brought to his attention that Harbour
Island has been experiencing ongoing dai-
ly power cuts as some residents claim.

Mr Neymour made this comment as he
explained that a five hour power cut in
Harbour Island which frustrated residents
yesterday morning has been attributed to a
weather-related “system disturbance”.

Residents complained that power went
out from around 3am on Monday until just
before 8am. However, numerous residents
and business operators The Tribune spoke
with yesterday also described ongoing,
almost daily power cuts that have plagued
the popular Eleuthera tourism destination
for over a month.

Mr Neymour said he was aware that
some of these outages last week were due
to a fault in a submarine power cable link-
ing Harbour Island to mainland Eleuthera.
He said that new cables are being installed
which would reduce electricity cuts related
to this systemic weakness.

However, when pressed to comment on
the cause of the previous and ongoing cuts
residents have complained of, Mr Neymour
admitted that he had “not recently” been
made aware that such chronic outages were
being experienced on the island.

“T only have reports on ones which have
been brought to my attention,” said Mr
Neymour. Robert Arthur, a Harbour Island
resident told The Tribune power cuts have
been a persistent problem on the island,
“really intensifying” over the last two



months, allegedly caus-
ing visitors to “leave in
droves.”

“How bad it is
depends on where you
live on the island. On
the South End, Triana

e Shores where the
PHENTON Romora Bay Club is,
NEYMOUR that area would be out

literally for five to eight
hours a day every day. In the centre of
town, where we are, we have it better than
most. An average of maybe twice a day
for two to three hours a day.”

“The place stinks of diesel and there’s the
constant hum of generators,” he added,
noting that the chronic outages have raised
concerns for some homeowners about the
proximity of their neighbours’ generators.

A manager at the Pink Sands Resort told
The Tribune the power situation is
“appalling and not getting any better at
all.”

“We've continued hearing excuse after
excuse and no one seems to know what’s
going on. I think I can say on behalf of all
residents of Harbour Island that we’re frus-
trated beyond frustration.”

He too stated that the power has gone off
“every day and night for various periods”
reaching “epidemic proportions” over the
last month. “We have a generator but it
has affected our operating costs. Our diesel
costs are up 250 per cent. While we have
been able to keep the power on with the
generator it has inconvenienced our guests
who want to go out and experience the
local restaurants and spend money locally
because not all of those places have gener-
ators, and I certainly know it has affected

staff morale, since they can’t sleep at night
a lot of the time because the electricity is
out,” said the manager, who did not wish to
be named. Meanwhile, resident Rosie
Mitchell, who called immediately after yes-
terday morning’s cut, said the power prob-
lems are “ruining people’s lives.”

“It’s hot, there are mosquitoes, it’s mis-
erable. It’s difficult for people to go about
their usual business.”

The Bahamas Electricity Corporation is
presently in the final stages of completing
the development of a new power plant in
Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera, which will serve
both the mainland and Harbour Island.

Major work on the new plant is by and
large complete, said Mr Neymour yester-
day, however work still remains to be done
to strengthen the distribution system to
diminish the chance of cuts.

Mr Neymour said the government long
ago recognised the need for enhanced pow-
er infrastructure in both Eleuthera and
Abaco — another island where residents
have suffered from chronic outages this
summer as they await the full implementa-
tion of a new power plant there — and act-
ed to assure that generation of power could
meet demand, but “putting these things in
takes time.”

“T said at an Eleuthera town meeting
two years ago in a presentation I gave that
it would take at least two years for us to
address the major infrastructural works in
Eleuthera. Essentially I was saying it would
be at the end of this year when we would
expect to address major components of
infrastructural works dealt with, so we did
not foresee us being totally out of the
woods until end of 2010,” said Mr Ney-
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Final preparations for National Prescription Drug Plan



By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

FINAL preparations are
underway for the launch of the
first ever National Prescription
Drug Plan next week.

Around 10,000 patients suf-
fering from non-communicable
chronic diseases such as dia-
betes, asthma and arthritis have
signed onto the plan so far, and
they should be able to pick up
free medication from more than
30 private pharmacies across
the Bahamas as of August 30.

Minister of Health Hubert
Minnis said final test runs of
the scheme will be carried out
this week to ensure all systems
are go before the end of the
month. He said around 35,000
people are expected to sign on
for phase one of the National
Prescription Drug Plan (NPDP)
which invites National Insur-
ance Board (NIB) pensioners,
NIB invalids, Bahamians over
65, children under 18 and stu-
dents under 25 to register for
an ACE prescription card so
they may receive medication
from participating pharmacies
free of charge.

All other patients will be
entitled to free medication
when the Ministry of Health
and NIB launch phase two of
the scheme, but Dr Minnis said
he cannot yet predict when that
might be. Before the plan is
made available to the wider
community and taxpayers, the
National Insurance contribu-

tion rate must be agreed.

“The second phase will be a
challenge for all of us,” Dr Min-
nis said.

“First I have to make sure
that the first phase is running
well, and we will do customer
surveys to find out how satis-
fied patients are and how we
can improve before we launch
the second phase.”

Right now Dr Minnis is
focused on launching the first
phase as he is ready for phar-
macies and NPDP customer
service representatives to test
the ACE card system.

He is also working to ensure
participating pharmacies have
all the required medication in
stock. NIB director Anthony
Cargill urged doctors to for-
ward patients ACE card appli-
cations to the NPDP office or
NIB at a preparatory meeting
held by the Ministry of Health
last week so patients will be eli-
gible to receive medication at
the launch of the plan.

NPDP manager Tami Fran-
cis is confident medication will
be widely available to patients
as she said new pharmacies are
requesting to join the plan
every day.

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medical supplies for 11 chronic
diseases,developed by doctors
and pharmacists over the last
two years, as closely as possible.

However, the minister said
there is room for adjustment to
the formulary as needed and
he advised medics to apply for
additional medications to be
included as they see fit.

President of the Medical
Association of the Bahamas
Timothy Barrett has praised
NIB and the Ministry of Health
for the NPDP’s progress in
developing the first ever nation-
al medication provision scheme.

He said: “I look forward to
this plan being implemented to
help persons in the Bahamas
who have these chronic diseases
not only to have access to med-
ication, but the system will
supervise it, so they will be
encouraged to take it on a reg-
ular basis.

“If we can get the percent-
age of people that take their
medication on a regular basis
up, we know that it will going to
cause mortality to decrease.

“We are going to have a
healthier population and it’s
going to save us money in the
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Bahamian woman selected

to be a peace pioneer in
international youth project



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CRYSTAL Alexander, 24,
of the Bahamas, has been
selected as one of 35 young
participants in the 2010
Nkabom Commonwealth
Youth Leadership Pro-
gramme.

The Nkabom Programme
is a flagship project of the
Royal Commonwealth Soci-
ety (RCS), the oldest and
largest non-governmental
organisation devoted to Com-
monwealth affairs.

The word Nkabom (pro-
nounced ink-a-bom) means
“coming together” in parts of
Ghana where the programme
was first held in 2004.

Ms Alexander, who is also
the Commonwealth Youth
Caucus representative for the
Bahamas, is an ardent youth
activist.

Beating out the competi-
tion of over 500 other inter-
national applicants, she has
emerged as the Bahamas’ sole
representative in a group
comprising 28 diverse nation-
alities.

Interactive

In September 2010, 35
young people aged between
18 and 25 from around the
world will gather in Kigali,
Rwanda for an interactive 10-
day programme focusing on
international understanding,
peace building and conflict
resolution skills.

Rwanda, which is the Com-
monwealth's newest member
state and where the average
age of the population is 18,
will be an ideal setting for an
initiative that propagates the
potential of young people to
be agents of peace and devel-
opment.

Speaking about her
appointment, Ms Alexander
said: “I am delighted to have
been offered a place on the
programme. I am sure that
Nkabom will reinforce my

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PEACE PIONEER: Crystal Alexander

belief that young people are
the most powerful resource
to any nation and the wisest
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RCS youth programmes
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“The standard of applications
received this year has been
outstanding.

“The knowledge, experi-
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Crystal will bring to the pro-
gramme will, I am sure,
empower her fellow partici-
pants to promote peace with-
in their own communities and
in the wider world.”

Ms Alexander is currently
pursuing a Bachelor's degree
in Secondary Education with
a major in Social Science.

EN JOUSE tore

Concurrently, she is working
as a teacher in the public
school system and is involved
in a youth conclave dealing
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leaders.

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SUPREME COURT

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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION

No. 2010/PRO/npr/00488
Whereas THOMAS COOPER of Seven Hills, on the Island of New Providence, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made application to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, for letters of administration of the Real and Personal Estate of
SHIRLEY ELIZABETH COOPER late of Seven Hillis in the Southern District of the Island
of New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard by the said Court at the

expiration of 14 days from the date hereof.

—

Cfor) Registrar

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION

2010/PRO/npr/00507

IN THE ESTATE OF WHITELAW REID, late of 73 West Patent Road in the Town of
Bedford Hills, Westchester County, in the State of New York, one of he States of the United
States of America, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the date hereof,
application will be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
PETER G. FLETCHER of the Western District of the Island of New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in
The Bahamas for obtaining the Re-sealing Grant of Letters Testamentary in the above estate
granted to ELIZABETH B REID and WILLIAM B WARREN the Executors, by the State of

New York, Westchester County Surrogate’s Court, on the 1** day of June, 2009.

(for) REGISTRAR

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS Aue 26 eoio
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION

No. 2010/PRO/npr/00508

Whereas SHARON STURRUP, of the City of Freeport, in the Island of Grand
Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made application to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of administration of the Real and Personal Estate of
ROSALEE WELLS a.k.a ROSEALEE WELLS a.k.a ROSALIE WELLS late of the City
of Freeport, in the Island of Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard by the said Court at the

expiration of 21 days from the date hereof.

"Naika Moca. Catal.

(for) Registrar

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION

2010/PRO/npr/00509



THE TRIBUNE



Video shows Anna

Nicole denying drug
use at awards show

LARRY BIRKHEAD
LOS ANGELES

Jurors in the Anna Nicole
Smith drug trial were shown
a video Monday in which
the former model denies
being on drugs during a per-
formance on a TV awards
show in 2004, according to
Associated Press.

Defence attorney Steve
Sadow presented the video
during a surprisingly brief
cross-examination of Larry
Birkhead, the father of
Smith's daughter.

Birkhead made the video
with Smith four days after
the American Music
Awards show in which her
slurred speech raised ques-
tions about whether she was
under the influence.

"People thought I was
drunk, on drugs, losing it,"
Smith said on the video that
Birkhead said was broadcast
on TV. "I'm not losing it,
America. I'm fine, happy."

It was the jury's most
extensive look at the
demeanor of Smith and the
first time her voice was
heard in the drug conspiracy
case denying she was on
drugs.

The prosecution last week
played the AMA footage in
an effort to show she was
impaired by taking too
many prescription drugs.
Birkhead suggested Smith
had just been projecting her
public personality on the
show.

The judge stressed that
jurors should evaluate the
video shown Monday only
in relation to Smith's man-
nerisms, not what she said.

Smith appeared bright-
eyed and her speech was not
slurred. She was carefully
coifed and made up, pro-
jecting her signature, glam-



HOWARD K. STERN

orous image, and held a
small white dog on her lap.

"When I go out on stage, I
always work it. I work the
crowds,” she said, explain-
ing the AMA performance
that Birkhead had described
as "loopy."

She said she had been up
sick the night before and
was nervous. All her
remarks were scripted, and
other than the one line she
couldn't see on _ the
teleprompter, she followed
the script, she said.

Birkhead previously tes-
tified about his concerns that
Smith was taking too many
prescription medications on
a regular basis.

The night before the
awards show, he said, she
suffered a seizure and was
almost too sick to go on. He
said he urged her to cancel,
but she insisted on going for-
ward. He said he didn't see
her take any drugs that
night.

Smith said on the video
shot by Birkhead that she
was shocked when the calls
began coming after the
AMA show asking if she
was under the influence dur-
ing the performance.

Among those who even-
tually called, according to
testimony, was her doctor,
Sandeep Kapoor, who was
worried she might have
been taking too many pre-
scription drugs.

Smith's lawyer-boyfriend
Howard K. Stern, who is
represented by Sadow,
Kapoor and Dr. Khristine
Eroshevich have pleaded
not guilty to conspiring to
provide Smith with massive
doses of opiates and seda-
tives. They are not accused
of causing her 2007 overdose
death.

Rotary District Governor
visits Bahamas Rotary
and Rotaract Clubs

IN THE ESTATE OF GEORGE S. BAYOUD, late of the County of Dallas, in the State of
Texas, one of the States of the United States of America, deceased.

NOTICE is hcreby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the date hereof,
application will be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
CLEMENT T. MAYNARD III of Gibson &company, the G.K. Symonette Building, Shirley
Street, on the Island of New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the Re-
Sealing Grant of Letters Testamentary in the above estate granted to GEORGE S. BAYOUD
JR. the Executor, by the State of Texas, Dallas County Probate Court, on the 8 day of February,
2010.

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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION



2010/PRO/npr/00510



IN THE ESTATE OF JAMES FOSTER SCHAEFFER SR., late of 1914 Poplar Avenue,
Apartment 812, in the City of Memphis in the County of Shelby, in the State of Tennessee, one
of the States of the United States of America, deceased.

ALL SMILES: Seated (left to right): Joanne Smith, president of
Rotary Club of East Nassau; Janine Carey, past-president of the
Rotaract Club of East Nassau and assistant district Rotaract repre-
sentative 7020; Diana White, Rotary governor, District 7020; Anne
Myers, president of the Rotaract Club of East Nassau.

Standing (I-r): Charles Sealy, past-president of Rotary Club of
South East Nassau, assistant governor, District 7020; Rishad Bain,
president of Rotaract Club of South East Nassau; Roger White,
Rotary Club of Charlotte Amalie; Lindsey Cancino, past-president
of Rotary Club of East Nassau, deputy assistant governor of Dis-
trict 7020.

DIANA White, Rotary Governor for District 7020,
which comprises the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos, this
month visited Rotary and Rotaract Clubs in Nassau.

Ms White attended a joint Rotaract-Rotary reception
hosted by the Rotaract Club of East Nassau at Van
Bruegel's restaurant in downtown Nassau.

In attendance were Rotaracters from the East and
South East Nassau clubs, as well as Rotarians from the
sponsoring Rotary Clubs.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the date hereof,
application will be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
ADAM D.R. CAFFERATA of Poinciana House, West Mall & Poinciana Drive, in the City of
Freeport, on the Island of Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the resealed
Grant of Letters Testamentary in the above estate granted to AMY MCQUEEN and JAMES F.
SCHAEFFER JR., the Co-Executors, by the State of Tennessee, Fayette County, on the 21 day

of April, 2006.



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THE TRIBUNE



LOCAL NEWS

Kenyatta
FROM page one 2

According to sources in }
the PLP and the FNM, Mr :
Gibson was said to always }
have had intentions of rep-
resenting the area even }
before he left the PLP and }
became an FNM MP in}

2009.

tions

there,” the source said.

“Mr Gibson is also a}
young man with a lot of }
promise and talent, so we }
expect him to do well in this
area. But we are not ones to }
promote candidates for seats
and the like, this far out. }
That is for the Opposition, }
who feel in some misguided }
fashion that they are build-
ing momentum. We are still }
in the business of govern- }

ing.”

Currently, there are two }
probable PLP opponents in }
the area who Mr Gibson will }
face — the seat’s incumbent }
former }
Speaker of the House of }
Assembly Oswald Ingra- }
ham, and attorney Damien :

representative,

Gomez.

While it is uncertain which }
PLP candidate would get the }
final nod for the area, there }
is a feeling among some PLP }
MPs that their colleague Mr }
Ingraham will make another }
run for his seat — considering }
what they claim is the }
“national swing” that will be }

forthcoming in 2012.

However, this “momen- }
tum” was questioned by an }
FNM strategist who said the }
PLP will not have this leg to }

lean on.

“The FNM is in govern- }
ment. We know more about }
what is going on in the coun- ;
try and the economy than }
the PLP. We know more }
about what is in the pipeline }
than the PLP. This ‘momen- }
tum’ that the PLP speaks of }

is only in a vacuum.

“So this discussion that :
they are having about}
Kennedy must be taken in }

that vein,” he said.

“The leadership of the }
PLP has known of his inten- }
and desire for
Eleuthera before he depart- :
ed that ‘sinking ship’ in 2009, :
so there isn’t much surprise }

FROM page one

over to them, but we comman-
deered it as the manufacturers
of the boat and volunteers for
BASRA,” he said.

Mr Rose reported that BAS-
RA received a report from air
traffic control that it had lost
communication around 9am
with the aircraft which was
some 23 miles in-bound from
Walker’s Cay.

“They told us that the air-
craft was at 1,500ft and losing
altitude. They gave us a radio
and we plotted a course ... and
we got out as quickly as we
could,” Mr Rose said.

Pilot Capt John Roberts, a
BASRA volunteer, spotted the
downed aircraft and gave res-
cuers a rough position fix.

Mr Rose said a US Coast
Guard aircraft was able to
locate the survivors and drop a
rescue raft.

“They dropped a rescue raft
which unfortunately missed the
drop, but they also dropped a
smoke bomb and gave out
what we call a pon pon... and
we were able to get a more
exact location,” he said.

Mr Rose said the nose of the
aircraft was at the sea bottom
and the tail was floating out of
the water. All of the survivors
were wearing life vests and
hanging on to the tail of the
aircraft.

“We confirmed that all six
people were alive, including
one person who was six months
pregnant.

“Tt really came out nicely for
as far as how things could have
gone. This is one of those days

Plane crash

when you are proud to be vol-
unteering and to be a part of a
team of rescuers, with the
Defence Force, Police and
BASRA,” Rose said.

According to the BASRA
official, the pilot told him that
he lost one engine and was
unable to maintain altitude.

“He (the pilot) said he was at
1,500ft and was not able to
maintain altitude so he
dropped as low as he could and
flared the aircraft out and
touch the tail down first.

“He made impact with the
water at roughly 60 knots,
which is about 68 to 70 mph
when he hit the water.

“As a pilot he could not have
done anything better,” com-
mented Mr Rose.

“The pilot said when the
plane hit the water it slid for a
very short time and then a
wave came up over the front
and shattered the windshield,
but it did not implode on them
so they had enough time to get
to the emergency exit.”

“The pilot knew what he was
doing as he has 15 years flying
experience, and we could not
have asked for a better out-
come,” he said.

Mr Cambridge declined to
talk with the media about the
ordeal, but said he wanted to
thank BASRA, the Defence
Force, the US Coast Guard
and all those who came to their
assistance and rescued them.

Terrence Bullard is grateful
his wife and two children are
alive.

He and his family went to

PLP Baha Mar vote

FROM page one

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ment situation. The question for us in examining in detail the
implications of whatever the number of work permits are, the
impact on Bahamian labour, and the length of time of the

work permits,” he said.

Having financially backed the $2.6 billion investment, the
People’s Republic of China is also requesting some 4,920 work
permits for Chinese labour for the construction of the pro-
ject. These work permits will come before Parliament in the res-
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Grand Cay to attend his wife’s
brother’s funeral. He decided
to return by boat instead.

Mr Bullard went to the air-
port around 9am to pick up his
family, but became concerned
when the aircraft did not arrive
as scheduled.

“T was scared because I
know the flight from Walker’s
Cay is only 20 minutes, and
after an hour passed and I did
not see the plane ... I got con-
cerned.

“T went to the airport and
saw some pilots running
around. I asked what happened
and they told me they just
heard that Fritz went down. It
felt like my whole world came
to an end,” he said.

Mr Bullard became very

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CRASH SURVIVORS: Tamasio Bullard (left) and Miriam Gibson walk to a waiting ambulance.



emotional at one point and
paused to regain his compo-
sure. He commended the air-
port company, BASRA, the
police, and everyone who
assisted in the search and res-
cue.

“They did a very good job
in getting the rescue effort
together. And I thank God
they were able to find them
because they went up the first
time and they did not find
them. But, I understand that
Capt. Roberts, a veteran search
and rescue man, saw them.

“T have not seen him yet to
shake his hand, but I want to
thank him. He saw them when
the other pilots missed them,”
he said.

Terranique Bullard, one of



the passengers onboard the air-
craft, was the first to be assist-
ed from the boat.

She said they were in the
water for about two and a half
to three hours. She said they
saw several search planes
above.

“T was very afraid. We were
on the wing of the plane and
the water was rough and it was
raining.

“The pilot did a good job.
He dived into the plane to
get the life vests for us and
the radio transmitter,” she
said.

“He gave us good instruc-
tions and told us where to go
and the correct position to be
in and he helped us with our
life vests,” she said.

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CRASH SCENE: Firefighters remove one of the injured after yesterday’s accident.

SIX people were taken to hospital by ambulance with serious injuries yesterday when two
trucks collided on Frank Watson Highway in western New Providence.

According to police, a man identified as Mark Pinder lost control of the white 2003 Ford
350 truck he was driving west along the highway at around 10.30am, colliding head on with
a black 1997 F150 truck being driven by Kevin Brown of Seabreeze Lane.

Mr Pinder, of Village Green, Village Road, had three passengers in his vehicle at the time,
while Mr Brown was travelling with two other people.

All of those involved, except Mr Pinder, suffered from serious injuries as a result of the
crash, said police Superintendent Carolyn Bowe in a statement.

FROM page one

with a knife, and one of them discharged his ser-
vice revolver shooting the man in the upper body.
People living in the area said they were startled



BUS ROBBERY SUSPECT

as the gunfire rang out. Some claim they heard

five shots and police used excessive force, others
said the suspect got what he deserved.

ASP Miller said: “A knife is a deadly instru-
ment, very deadly, and we have seen in other
homicides people killed with a knife, including

police officers.

“If an officer perceives a real threat it is in
the hands of that officer — he would make that

call.

“Our response was very quick and I want to
commend the South East division, particularly
East Street South, for their quick response to

this matter.”

Mr Miller did not identify the police officer
who pulled the trigger, and said the suspect,
believed to be in his early to mid-20s, has not yet

been formally identified.

However, neighbours said three young women,
believed to be friends or relatives of the dead sus-
pect, visited the scene of the shooting and walked

away weeping.

A 51-year-old Breadfruit Street woman said: “T
think they should have shot him in his legs or

SHOT DEAD BY POLICE

something, then lock him up and do it the right
way. Send him to court, send him to prison. That
is somebody’s child too.”

But another neighbour, who did not want to be
named, disagreed. She said: “We don’t know

what the police officer saw so I guess I have to

trust he did the right thing.”
Breadfruit Street resident Shirley McPhee, 34,

said she was frightened when she heard five shots

the scene.

fired just a few houses down from her own home,
but was relieved when she realised police were on

“T don’t feel bad about the fact they shot and

killed him because it could have been somebody
else’s life at stake,” she said.
“But now that I know he had a knife, I think

they should have shot him in the leg, not shot to

kill.”

Mr Miller said police detectives and intelli-
gence officers are targetting criminals in

Pinewood Gardens every day as they work to

take serious law-breakers off the streets and
make the neighbourhood safe for residents.

FROM page one

registrations increase to 1,470
each this year —a figure almost
500 greater than the 1,000 stu-
dents the Ministry considers
ideal, forcing the Government
to refuse any more enrolments
there — others continue to have
space for hundreds of young-
sters.

Mr Bannister said it is the
phenomena of parents seeking
to move their children into
schools which are rumoured to
have produced above average
exam results, over and above
additional demands on the pub-
lic school system for other rea-
sons — such as through migra-
tion of students out of private
schools — that has seen some
schools’ populations rise dra-
matically this year.

“The problem we’re having is
that even if they are not from
areas, they are still trying to get
into those schools while others
could hold hundreds more stu-
dents,” said Mr Bannister.

Responding to comments
from Director of Education
Lionel Sands last week, in
which he confirmed the growth
in demand for CV Bethel and
SC McPherson, President of the
Bahamas Union of Teachers
Belinda Wilson said the Min-
istry of Education should con-
sider building more schools in
the south western part of New
Providence given the growing
population and demand for
school places in that area.

However, while population

Registration

growth in south west New Prov-
idence is a factor that needs to
be taken into consideration by
the Ministry of Education, said
Mr Bannister, stricter enforce-
ment of the “feeder school” sys-
tem could also go a long way
in addressing the problem.

“We have to make sure stu-
dents enrol in the schools they
should enrol in. They need to
stay in the communities they’re
in and the feeder school system
needs to operate properly. But
south west area growing in pop-
ulation also have to look at the
school population in that area.

“We'll have the figures by
end of this week to ascertain
exactly how many students
enrolled in those schools come
from those areas and how many
of them come from elsewhere,”
said the Education Minister.

The move by some parents
to put their children into cer-
tain “high achieving” public
schools comes despite the fact
that no official statistics have
been released to the public to
indicate which schools’ students
did better than others in the
recently released BGCSE and
BJC exams.

Mr Bannister said that in
actual fact, while certain public
schools did do “extremely well”
in the exams — seeing great
improvements in their overall
achievement levels among stu-
dents — “virtually all” public
schools saw improvements.

Following the publication of

an article in The Tribune last
week in which the increased
enrolment at the CV Bethel
and SC McPherson schools was
highlighted, along with the
plight of a parent, Charles Not-
tage, who had found he could
no longer find a place for his
daughter Chavanna at SC
McPherson despite its closeness
to his home, many Tribune
readers left angry comments on
our www.tribune242.com web-
site blaming the situation on
the number of “Haitian chil-
dren” in the public school sys-
tem.

Out of a total of 30 com-
ments on the story, many called
for the removal and deporta-
tion of children of Haitian
parentage from the public
school system, with some sug-
gesting that no child of Haitian
abstraction should be allowed a
school place in place of a “full
blooded” Bahamian student.

Speaking to The Tribune last
week, Mr Sands said there is
room in the system for every
child who needs to enrol,
though perhaps not at the first
school of choice.

Meanwhile, Mr Bannister
has previously stated that The
Bahamas cannot discriminate
against any child seeking an
education in this country.

“For a civilized country that
subscribes to the United
Nations convention, it is our
obligation to ensure children
are educated. Any country that
discriminates against children
labels itself as a barbaric soci-
ety," he said.

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FROM page one Arawak Homes in dispute

any phone call, inquiries. No
nothing. They destroyed all of
our fruit trees: mango, pear,
guinep, soursop. All of our cas-
sava, yams. The Ministry of
Works people (working on
Corridor 5) started coming in
our yard digging in and cutting
up the yam and cassava,” said
Althea Gibson, Mr Gibson’s
daughter. She owns a portion
of the property and lives in the
home complex with her par-
ents.

“They flattened the whole
land. Every year my mother
picks the peas from her peas
trees, bags them in quarts and
sells them to church members
and other people. My daddy
was a farmer. Everything is
gone. Everything you could
name is gone,” said Ms Gibson.

Keith Bell, general legal
council at Arawak Homes, said:
“We have shown them our
maps and documents, which are
recorded by lands and surveys.
The Gibsons, they live in Rock
Crusher, and they sought to
enclose a portion of property
that is theirs and a portion of
vacant land behind their house

going back to the road. I think
that is where the mix up
comes. They may have a
boundary issue and we would
have had the surveyors out
there who would have staked
out our property.

“They presumed they
owned a portion of our prop-
erty. The property is in the
back of them. There is 100 feet
of property they are claiming
ownership of. They fenced
well in excess of 1,000 feet,”
said Mr Bell.

Mr Bell confirmed Arawak
Homes did “cut down some
trees.” However, he said, “we
left their few trees on their
property” and only cut down
trees on the portion of land of
which the company is claim-
ing ownership.

Mr Bell said he met with the
elderly couple at their home
last week to explain what was
happening. He said 74-year-
old Vernica Gibson “said she
understood.”

Ms Gibson said her mother
told the workers they were
trespassing on private proper-

ty when they came to bulldoze.

“They kept bulldozing. My
mother and father are old.
What could they do? You
can't go up against a big trac-
tor and big strapping men. My
father has Alzheimer’s dis-
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“My parents feel raped.
They are just glad they have
children who can actually
defend them. All she is doing
is thanking God for her chil-
dren. You know what it is for
two old people; there is noth-
ing they could do.”

Ms Gibson said if Arawak
Homes is not willing to settle,
she can foresee a court case.

“If they don’t come to some
agreement to put the gate
back up and replace all the
trees and pay fines for tres-
passing and all the stress I am
going through then we are
going full force. We are going
to court. You can’t take some-
thing that the Supreme Court
has already stamped,” she
said.

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Tribune Business Editor

major insurance group

with key Bahamian

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2009 because 87 per
cent of every dollar earned was paid
out to cover policyholder health
claims, a senior executive revealing
that for 2010 to-date it had supported
14 air medical evacuation cases and
claims “reserved to exceed in excess of
$1 million”.

Linda Gibson, president of Atlantic
Medical Insurance, the Bahamian-
based health insurance subsidiary of
Colonial Group International, told the
Rotary Club of East Nassau that

$200m loan ‘impasse’
hurdle for Baha Mar

Bahamians had to “face certain reali-
ties” and be “prepared to pay” for the
medical services they wanted as costs
rose globally.

Explaining that she was attempting
to “clear the air” for Bahamian con-
sumers, in an atmosphere where per-
sons both here and globally were seek-
ing scapegoats for rising medical insur-
ance premiums and treatment costs,
Mrs Gibson suggested that there was
no one “big bad wolf” responsible.

Arguing that the private health
insurance companies had always been
an “easy target” for politicians seeking
someone to blame for rising health-
care costs, the Atlantic Medical chief
said that typically her company’s prof-
it margins on an average policy were
just 3 per cent.

For every $1 in premium the com-
pany collected, the product was priced
thus, Mrs Gibson said:

* 3 per cent is paid to the Govern-
ment in Premium Tax

* 13 per cent is to cover adminis-
tration costs, Mrs Gibson saying that
some 2 per cent of this was for sales
and marketing. Marketing, she
explained, included the provision of
health education information to
Atlantic Medical’s clients

* 78 per cent covers the payment of
medical claims

* 3 per cent covers reinsurance costs

* 3 per cent represents Atlantis
Medical’s risk transfer/profit charge

“In 2009, for the Colonial Group
International, the parent company to

Atlantic Medical, Colonial Pensions,
Security and General and Life Choic-
es, there was no underwriting profit
due to adverse claims experience. In
2009, nearly 87 per cent out of every
dollar was paid for the cost of health-
care,” Mrs Gibson revealed.

“In summary, the cost of health
insurance premiums is primarily a
reflection of the overall cost of health
care services, with the bulk of the pre-
mium going to pay for the cost of
health benefits, such as hospitals, doc-
tors, laboratories.”

Mrs Gibson argued that the
Bahamian health insurance industry,
like its counterparts elsewhere, was a
cost effective and efficient adminis-
trator, which was not responsible for
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Health claims take 87% of every $1

- the area where costs were increas-
ing.

“If we stop paying, the system can
grind to a halt. Any deterioration in
response time would have a major
impact on the availability of care at
home and overseas, where the ID card
is currently accepted for direct billing.
Providers rely on insurers for cash
flow,” she explained. “Right now, our
problem is with inflation in the cost
of care locally, not overseas, although
we see problems ahead for US care.”

Atlantic Medical and others were
also risk carriers, Mrs Gibson said,
acknowledging that healthcare costs
were extremely difficult to predict.

“The cost of medical services in any

SEE page 3B

Phoney invoices costing dealers, Govt ‘thousands’

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

and sell them $3,000 below his
consumer prices, “something is
seriously going on.”

By NEIL HARTNELL PM meets with

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ae and Chinese Ambassador

Hubert Ingra- | yesterday over

ham yesterday
met with Baha
Mar’s princi-
pals and the
Chinese
Ambassador to
further discuss
the proposed
$2.6 billion
Cable Beach redevelopment,
sources familiar with develop-
ments told Tribune Business,
the main remaining obstacle
being the $200 million out-
standing loan the developer
owes to the Scotiabank
(Bahamas) syndicate.

Tribune Business revealed
months ago that the “impasse”
between Baha Mar and Scotia-
bank over the loan was a sig-
nificant hurdle yet to be over-
come, and this newspaper has
been informed that the sum
involved, inclusive of principal
and interest, has risen from ear-
lier estimates of $170-$180 mil-
lion to around $200 million.

Barry Malcolm, Scotiabank
(Bahamas) managing director,
declined to comment on the
Baha Mar situation when con-
tacted by Tribune Business yes-
terday.

While the total amount due
from Baha Mar is less than has
been reported elsewhere,
progress on the $2.6 billion

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Cable Beach redevelopment is
unlikely to happen until the
banking syndicate is repaid,
despite the developer having
found new partners in the form
of China State Construction
and the China Export-Import
Bank. The Chinese government
has also approved the project.

That has placed the ball in
the Bahamian government’s
court, and that of Baha Mar.
The outstanding loan issue is
thought to be one reason why
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham has been lukewarm
towards the project, especially
since Scotiabank is refusing to
shift from its position that Baha
Mar and its principals, the
Lyford Cay-based Izmirlian
family, must repay the loan in
full.

Tribune Business previously
reported that Scotiabank feels
the situation is at an “impasse”,
the bank having few attractive
options at this point. While it
wants to recover its funds, the
sum involved being of critical
importance to the Bahamian
financial system, it will also
recognise the Baha Mar pro-

SEE page 2B

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By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter

ESTABLISHED Bahamian
auto dealers yesterday said they
and the Public Treasury were
losing ‘thousands of dollars” a
year due to individuals, includ-
ing some foreigners, selling
imported used cars below their
prices through the submission
of false invoice amounts that
dramatically lowered Customs
duty payments.

Brent Fox, proprietor of
Montague Motors, told Tribune
Business that the problem was
“pretty widespread and getting
out of hand”, with the Customs
Department seemingly aware

that invoices with false pur-
chase prices were being sub-
mitted but unable to make
much progress in their investi-
gations.

Taking the Toyota Harrier
model as an example, Mr Fox
said: “I’m struggling to sell it
at $13,000, and these guys are
selling Harriers at $9,000, which
is close to $2,000 less than my
landed cost.”

He explained that he trav-
elled to Japan twice a year to
attend used car auctions, where
he purchased his inventory,

never using the Internet. Hav-
ing made these trips for eight to
nine years, Mr Fox said he
understood the Japanese auc-
tion system, which mandated
that there were no private used
car sales, everything going
through the government there.

As a result, he had been able
to obtain books showing the
price Japanese used cars were
sold at, including the lowest
prices they fetched. With his
knowledge of the market, he
said that if individuals were able
to import Japanese used cars

Bank to ‘address’ broker concerns

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

SCOTIABANK (Bahamas)
yesterday said it had “agreed
to address” concerns raised by
small Bahamian insurance bro-
kers over its group homeowners
arrangement with J. S. John-
son, its managing director
telling Tribune Business the
bank would be “toast” if just
10 per cent of its mortgage
portfolio was uninsured when a
major hurricane hit.

Barry Malcolm told this
newspaper that he met with
Bahamas Insurance Brokers
Association (BIBA) represen-
tatives last week to ease their
concerns over Scotiabank

(Bahamas) arrangement with
J. S. Johnson, and explained
that the bank - with a mortgage
portfolio easily in excess of $1
billion - needed to protect its
assets, and the investment made
by Bahamian homeowners,
from exposure to hurricanes
and other catastrophe perils if
the latter were unable to pay
the annual property insurance
premium.

Mr Malcolm also refuted
claims circulating among some
in the insurance industry that
J.S. Johnson had paid the bank
a ‘finder’s fee’ for signing up to
the group policy, something
that is effectively illegal under
the new Insurance Act.

And he told Tribune Busi-

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standing objective to obtain its
own insurance broker/agent
licence, which would have
allowed it to sell insurance cov-
erage to its mortgage clients.
“We had a very good meet-
ing with BIBA, and we
explained to them to the back-
ground as to why we had put
in place this group insurance
coverage - basically, to protect
ourselves against any part of
our mortgage portfolio being
uninsured,” Mr Malcolm said.
“The issues they had raised
we have agreed to address, and
we will get back to them in

SEE page 3B

“There’s no way they can be
paying $2,000 less than me if
they’re going to Japan, and no
way they can be doing that
unless they’re cutting invoices.
It’s a problem that’s been per-
sisting for some years, and no
one can get to the bottom of
it,” Mr Fox told Tribune Busi-
ness.

“There’s hundreds of thou-
sands of dollars in lost revenue
for the Bahamas Government,
and tonnes of money being lost
by local dealers trying to play it

SEE page 2B

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Baha Mar: $200m loan ‘impasse’

FROM page 1B

ject’s importance to the nation-
al economy, which has nothing
else on the horizon capable of
dragging it out of recession.

If Scotiabank moved to fore-
close, it would be left running
several loss-making resorts and
with little prospect of recover-
ing the loan’s full value. It
would almost certainly be
forced to downsize the hotels’
workforces to cut costs as well.

A debt-for-equity swap,
where the Scotiabank syndicate
took an ownership stake in the
Baha Mar project, would also
not be attractive to a conserva-
tive lender, since it would effec-
tively have to write-down the
value of that $170-$180 million
loan.

It is likely that Baha Mar and
its principals, the Izmirlian fam-
ily, will not settle the Scotia-
bank situation until all required
approvals from the Bahamian

and Chinese governments are
in hand, Tribune Business has
been made to understand.

Resolution of the situation is
made even more critical
because part of the collateral
for the Scotiabank loan is real
estate upon which the $2.5 bil-
lion financing from the China
Export-Import Bank will be
secured.

Without the Scotiabank secu-
rity being lifted, the Chinese
institution will be unable to use
that real estate as collateral,
since it is already encumbered.

Robert Sands, Baha Mar’s
senior vice-president of gov-
ernmental and external affairs,
told Tribune Business last
month: “We have been working
very hard and collaboratively
with our partners in Scotiabank.
They know the Bahamian econ-
omy very well due to the impor-
tant business they conduct here,
and they certainly understand

the positive impact our project
will have on it.

“We are in very active nego-
tiations to finalise the terms of
the bridge financing they have
provided, and we expect to
reach a resolution on this in the
very near term.”

Pointing to the estimated $1
billion impact to Bahamian
gross domestic product (GDP)
that the Baha Mar project
would have during its first full
year in operation, plus the
almost 11,000 jobs - including
7,000 direct ones - that would
be created, Mr Sands said the
Cable Beach redevelopment
held “huge economic benefits
for the Bahamas and the
Bahamian people”.

He added that the project
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FROM page 1B

the past, since it is frequently travelled by West
Palm and Abaco residents.

Mr Gamber added that as AvStar Aviation
grows Twin Air, they will eventually expand their
fleet of aircraft and routes in the Bahamas.

“Most of the work we do is between Eleuthera
and Abaco, and these are the destinations where
we want to make service better,” he said. “Even-
tually we will look further into the Bahamas.”

Twin Air currently services Eleuthera and
Abaco with six aircraft, consisting of Piper Navjos
and Cessna 402s.

According to a press release from AvStar,
Twin Air will now have the means to expand
the business through the equity markets and will
conduct $500,000 worth of refurbishments on
their aircraft. Mr Gamber said any new aircraft
acquisitions will be considered when the refur-
bishments are completed.

The company offers passenger and cargo ser-
vices to the Bahamas from Fort Lauderdale. And

though they have acquired approvals from the
Bahamas government for the new route, they
are still awaiting approvals from West Palm
Beach in order to operate.

Mr Gamber said no management or personnel
changes have taken place since AvStar absorbed
Twin Air for an undisclosed amount of cash and
stock.

““AvStar is pleased to be entering the air carrier
market and looks forward to serving the passen-
ger and freight requirements of the citizens and
tourists of the Bahamas,” said the press release.

“Being a subsidiary of AvStar will allow Twin
Air Calypso to upgrade the existing fleet of air-
craft, open new destinations, and increase the
capacity of the existing route structure.”

He added that AvStar’s maintenance and
repair facilities in south Florida will provide Twin
Air with airframe and engine maintenance,
ground support and fuelling services, “making
the AvStar family a vertically integrated opera-
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INVOICES, from 1B

by the book. I don’t know all
that’s going on, whether they’re
submitting lower amounts on
invoices or not paying duty at
all. It’s pretty widespread and
getting out of hand.”

Mr Fox said all Customs
needed to do to verify that
invoice valuations submitted
were correct was to match them
with the wire transfer sums sent
out of the Bahamas to purchase
used cars.

While the submission of wire

transfer sums along with invoic-
es was required by Customs,
Mr Fox said such a practice had
never been enforced by the
Department.

Telling Tribune Business that
he sometimes received calls
from Customs checking on used
car invoice prices, Mr Fox said:
“They’re aware of what’s going
on, and appear to be making
inquiries, but never more than
once or twice a year. After the
heat is off, it goes back to busi-

ness as usual.”

Mr Fox was backed by Ben
Albury, operations manager at
Bahamas Bus and Truck, who
told Tribune Business: “Cus-
toms has called me to investi-
gate some of these things
before, but they never seem to
go very far.”

He added that while he was
not against competition, and
welcomed it, it had to be on a
“level playing field” for all con-
cerned.

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Nassau Airport Development Company Limited (NAD) is seeking Proponents
[individual, consortium or joint venture that must include an experienced retail
operator) to operate and manage 2 Specialty Retail Kiosks and 1 Specialty Retail Cart
in the new U.S. Departures Terminal currently under construction at the Lynden
Pindling International Airport. These retail units will offer unique products and/or
services at competitive prices.

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

i, Proponent must be Bahamian and incorporated in The Bahamas.

ii. Proponent must have operated a retail facility within the last three (3)
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NAD'S GOALS AND OBJECTIVES ARETO:

Several inline specialty retail stores have already been awarded including;

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» The Last Straw - Bahamian made straw merchandise. (a) achieve a high standard of excellence and customer service:

« John Bull - Fragrances (Perfumes, Toilette Waters, etc,]
Cosmetics & Skin Care, Jewelry, Watches, Hand Bags and Small Leather Goods,
Travel Accessories,

(b) offer a mix of concepts that will help to enhance the image of the
Lynden Pindling International Airport as a world class airport;

(c} offer retail choices to passengers at reasonable prices;

» Pirana Joe - Branded T-shirts, polo shirts, caps, shorts, etc.

(d) optimize revenue to NAD.
» Bahamas Sol - Androsia Products, PaSion Tea Company Products, Bahamas
Chocolate Factory Products, Paris Bahamas Perfume, Seaglass and Blown
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Qualified and interested parties may pick-up the Request for Proposal package

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and 4:00pm, from August 16th to August 27th, 2010, A mandatory pre-proposal

NAD seeks proponents that have unique concepts/products that will not
briefing for those who have picked up packages will be held at the Arawak Lounge,

compete directly with the stores already selected,
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By RoyalFidelity Capital
Markets

IT WAS a slow week of trad-
ing in the Bahamian stock mar-
ket. Investors traded in seven
out of the 24 listed securities,
with three decliners and the
other securities remaining
unchanged.

EQUITY MARKET

A total of 11,813 shares
changed hands, representing a
decline of 24,846 shares com-
pared to the previous week's
trading volume of 36,659
shares.

Benchmark (Bahamas)
(BBL) was the volume leader
last week, with 6,000 shares
trading to see its stock price
close down $0.04 at $0.20.

Cable Bahamas (CAB) was
the lead decliner last week, its
stock price dropping by $0.34
on a volume of 1,450 shares to
close at $10.77.

Finance Corporation of the
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BANK, from page 1B

short order. The meeting was
very cordial and productive.”

When asked by Tribune
Business to clarify the ‘finder’s
fee’ rumours, Mr Malcolm said
such claims were untrue,
adding: “No fees of any kind
were paid by J. S. Johnson. This
is a straight, transparent deal
related to insurance coverage.

“We shopped around for
quite a while, and J. S. John-
son came up with the best num-
bers. We had to do it; the expo-
sure is enormous. If we had a
huge hit from a major hurri-
cane, and 10 per cent of our
mortgage portfolio was unin-
sured, we’d be toast. I can now
sleep at night.”

Given a mortgage portfolio
worth $1 billion-plus, if 10 per
cent of its mortgage portfolio
was uninsured and totally
wiped out by a major storm,
Scotiabank (Bahamas) could
potentially lose some $100 mil-
lion worth of assets.

Asked by this newspaper
whether Scotiabank (Bahamas)
was still seeking an insurance
agent/broker licence, Mr Mal-
colm told this newspaper: “We
had looked at that, but we have
put that to one side, because
our core business is loans, and
that’s where the focus is.”

Tribune Business had been
told by insurance industry
sources that Scotiabank
(Bahamas) had wanted to
obtain such a licence for some
time, but had been told by the
Insurance Commission of the
Bahamas it would not be forth-
coming.

Such a licence would have
brought Scotiabank (Bahamas)
on an equal footing with rivals
FINCO and FirstCaribbean
International Bank (Bahamas),



the quarter ended June 30,
2010. For the quarter, CAB
reported net income of $4.8
million, which declined by $2.6
million or 35 per cent in com-
parison to the same quarter in
the prior year.

While CAB’s revenues of
$22.2 million increased by $1.2
million or 6 per cent quarter-
over-quarter, operating expens-
es also increased, rising by $2.3
million or 24 per cent in com-
parison to the prior year period.

Management noted that the
significant increase in operat-
ing expenses is primarily due
to higher regulatory and pro-
fessional costs associated with
the liberalisation of the com-
munications industry. It was
also noted that the $1.2 million
preference share dividends
mcreased by $700,000 quarter-
over-quarter.

Earnings per share for the
quarter were $0.26 compared
to $0.38 reported in the 2009
second quarter, a decline a of
$0.12.

¢ Colina Holdings Bahamas
(CHL) released unaudited
financial statements for the
quarter ended June 30, 2010,
reporting net income available
to common shareholders of $7.5
million, compared to $757,000
in the same quarter in 2009. It

both of which have insurance
licences, but small Bahamian
brokers have long feared such a
development would be anti-
competitive and squeeze them
out of the homeowners market.

Scotiabank (Bahamas) posi-
tion was yesterday backed by
one Bahamian insurance bro-
ker source, who said the J. S.
Johnson group insurance policy
issue had “been blown out of
all proportion”.

Acknowledging the com-
plaints of some brokers that
Scotiabank (Bahamas) would
effectively take business from
them under this arrangement,
the source said: “The way the
arrangement is supposed to
work is that the only time Sco-
tiabank uses the J. S. Johnson
facility is when the client does
not pay the premium, or does
not provide confirmation, that
the home is insured.”

Given its potential multi-mil-
lion dollar exposure, and the
Bahamas’ location in the hurri-
cane catastrophe belt, the bro-
ker acknowledged that Scotia-
bank (Bahamas) had every
right to ensure its asset expo-
sure was protected when the
homeowners did not step up to
the plate.

The broker source added
that BIBA’s concerns may have
been sparked by a small minor-
ity of Scotiabank (Bahamas)
loan officers and managers mis-
understanding the J. S. John-
son arrangement, and thinking
they had to push all their mort-
gage borrowing clients into
insuring with the company,
regardless of whether they
could pay their premium or not.

“It’s one or two Scotiabank
personnel pushing clients to use
this facility, but that’s being
addressed,” the source said,

was noted that both net premi-
um revenue and net policy-
holder benefits were down
quarter-over-quarter, with net
premium revenues of $22 mil-
lion declining by $1.5 million
or 6 per cent, while net benefits
paid of $11 million declined by
$3.3 million or 23 per cent.

In its revenues, CHL report-
ed net investment income of
$7.9 million, which increased
by $2.3 million or 40 per cent in
comparison to the prior quar-
ter, while its expenses reflected
reduced changes in provision
for future policyholder bene-
fits of $722,000. These declined
by $3.3 million or 82 per cent.

CHL reported earnings per
share of $0.30, compared to
$0.03 in the comparative quar-
ter, an increase of $0.27.

At June 30, 2010, CHL
reported total assets and liabil-
ities of $505 million and $397
million respectively, increases
by $6.7 million and $2.1 million
from year-end December 31,
2009.

¢ Fidelity Bank (Bahamas)
(FBB) released unaudited
results for the six-month period
ended June 30, 2010. FBB
reported a net loss of $327,000
compared to net income of
$582,000 reported in the com-
parative period in the prior

telling Tribune Business that
the J. S. Johnson arrangement
was “not going to be an issue
going forward”.

Similar concerns were raised
by BIBA president Vaughn
Culmer in an e-mail sent to
Association members last week
prior to his meeting with Mr
Malcolm.

The message, seen by Tri-
bune Business, said: “I was
informed by one of our mem-
ber companies of continued
heavy handedness by Scotia-
bank with their clients by insist-



year, a decline of $909,000.

Net interest income of $3.9
million declined by $409,000 or
9 per cent, while non-interest
income of $2.6 million also
declined, falling by $106,000 or
4 per cent in comparison to the
prior period.

The bank’s $6.9 million total
expenses increased by $394,000
or 6 per cent, primarily due to
higher depreciation and amor-
tisation costs, as well as higher
general and administrative
costs. Provision for loan losses
of $669,000 also increased by
$84,000 or 14 per cent in com-
parison to the prior period.

FBB reported negative earn-
ings per share for the six-month
period of $0.01, compared to
earnings per share of $0.02
reported for the same period
in 2009.

Total assets and liabilities as
at June 30, 2010, were $280 mil-
lion and $247 million respec-
tively, compared to $276 mil-
lion and $242 million at the end
of the prior year.

Customer deposits of $222
million increased by $4.7 mil-
lion or 2 per cent during the
six-month period, while mort-
gages and loans of $201 million,
and cash balances on hand and
at banks of $34.4 million,
increased by $1.2 million and
$5.8 million respectively.

ing that the client cancel the
policy with the incumbent bro-
ker, who renewed the policy
months earlier, and keep the J.
S. Johnson policy which was
recently effected.

“Even after the broker pro-
vided proof that the policy was
renewed, they still insisted that
the client cancel the policy.
Now the client has to pay the
broker for time on cover as well
as the J.S. Johnson policy,
which is added to the loan and
charged interest. The question
is ...What is encouraging Sco-

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Insurer: Health claims take 87% of every $1

FROM page 1B

one year can fluctuate dramat-
ically. This is not surprising
when one considers that cata-
strophic claims frequently
exceed $500,000 right here in
the Bahamas, and can reach $1
million and beyond,” Mrs Gib-
son said.

“To date, the largest claim
that we have seen in our book
of business was in excess of
$1.49 million. In 2009, we sup-
ported more than 20 cases
where patients were air ambu-
lanced to a US facility and
numerous between the Family
Islands and Nassau. Already
for 2010 we have supported 14
air evacuation cases and indi-
vidual claims reserved to
exceed in excess of $1 million.”

She added: “ If the system
does overheat, it is the insurer
that carries the burden, at least
in the short term, not the Govy-
ernment or the taxpayer. Natu-
rally premium adjustments will
seek to retrieve losses over the
long term.

“We suggest that competi-
tion serves to keep administra-
tion costs low and to improve
administrative efficiency........
We cannot simply blame the
insurance industry for the rising
costs.

“Important factors to note
are that 70 per cent of the
claims costs are incurred local-
ly and 30 per cent overseas. The
three main influencing factors

tiabank (Bahamas) officers to
perform in this manner?”
Tribune Business under-
stands that Scotiabank
(Bahamas) is investigating this
complaint, and whether some
staff may have overstepped the
mark as alleged. This newspa-
per was told that the bank had
prepared detailed instructions
for its staff on the J.S. Johnson
policy, including what it was,
how it was to be handled, and
what to say to clients, realising



have been general inflation,
price increases for certain ser-
vices in excess of inflation, and
increased utilization.”

Urging the Government to
be “realistic” over the health-
care reforms it was planning,
and promises to the same, Mrs
Gibson said it was impossible to
get away from cost, since it
might not be “economically
viable” to provide certain types
of secondary and tertiary care.

She added: “As a people,
Bahamians are used to getting
the best of everything and, until
recently, have been lucky to live
in a fairly affluent economy, at
least when compared to many
of our Caribbean counterparts.
However, we now have to face
certain realities that the rest of
the world has been wrestling
with for a number of years.

“There are certain pragmat-
ic decisions that have to be
made. As consumers, if we
want to have access to more
services, have access to
advanced treatments that
enable us to live longer, more
productive lives, we have to be
prepared to pay for them.

“At the same time, the
providers of healthcare have to
be held accountable for quality
outcomes and be realistic in the
level of care that can be pro-
vided in a community of 60,000
in Grand Bahama or 300,000
in the Bahamas as a whole at a
cost effective price.”

its staff could not act as unli-
censed insurance
brokers/agents.

Mr Malcolm effectively con-
firmed this, telling Tribune
Business: “Our people are not
brokers and agents. They are
not allowed to sell or push
insurance for J. S. Johnson or
anybody. That’s not going to
happen.”

Mr Culmer did not return
Tribune Business’s call yester-
day seeking comment.

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS





2004/CLE/gen/00737

IN THE SUPREME COURT
Common Law and Equity Division








BETWEEN

BANK OF THE BAHAMAS LIMITED






Plaintiff

AND





MYLES P. TURNQUEST











TO: MYLES TURNQUEST

TAKE NOTICE that:

Defendant

1. An action has been commenced against you
by Bank of The Bahamas Limited in the Supreme
Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas by
Writ of Summons filed on the 22nd day of June,
A.D., 2004 being Action No. 2004/CLE/gen/00737,
wherein the Plaintiffs claim is for the total sum of
$26,021.10 due under a demand loan dated the 31”













July, 1998.

2. It has been ordered that service of the Writ of

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IN THE ESTATE OF NELSON PATRICK SMITH late
of Sea Beach Estates in the Western District of the
Island of New Providence, The Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any
claim or demand against the above Estate are required
to send their names, addresses and particulars of
same certified in writing to the undersigned on or
before the 14 day of September, A.D., 2010 and if
required, to prove such debts or claims or default be
excluded from any distribution; after the above date
the assets will be distributed having regard only to
the proved debts or claims of which the Administrator
shall have had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
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Exploring bladder conditions

By JEFFARAH GIBSON
Tribune Features Writer

HERE is a reason why
parents say to their
little girs wipe from
front to back after urinat-
ing.

The close proximity of the vaginal
opening to the anus, makes it sus-
ceptible to e-coli, a bacteria present
in faeces. When this bacteria enters
the body and begins duplicating, it
causes a number of bladder infec-
tions.

Dr Patrick Whitfield at Oxford
Medical Center and a consultant in
family medicine at the Department
of Family Planning at Princess Mar-
garet Hospital told Tribune Health in
a recent interview, that there is more
than one way the e-coli bacteria
enters the body.

“When e-coli gets into the body it
enters the bladder and causes a uri-
nary tract infection, he explained.

Urinary tract infections are char-
acterised by a persistent urge to uri-
nate, a burning sensation of the ure-
thra during urination, passing fre-
quent, small amounts of urine, urine
that appears cloudy, urine that
appears bright pink or cola coloured,
blood in the urine, pelvic pain in
women, and rectal pain in men.

The bacteria can also be contract-
ed during intercourse which can then
lead to cystitis (infection of the blad-

der). “The e-coli bacteria can also
enter the body during sexual activi-
ty. This is the reason why women
are advised to empty their bladders
prior to intercourse. A man’s anato-
my is much different than a woman,
and the anatomy of the female body
is what causes women to be more
susceptible to urinary infections,”
he explained.

Interstitial cystitis is an inflamma-
tory condition that is characterised
by a combination of uncomfortable
bladder pressure, bladder pain and
sometimes pain in the pelvis, which
can range from mild burning or dis-
comfort to severe pain.

Dr Whitfield said there are no
proven facts as to how interstitial
cystitis originates. However
www.mayoclinic.com suggests that
nerve signals from the brain become
perplexed.

“The bladder is a hollow, muscu-
lar, balloon-shaped organ that stores
urine until it is emptied. In adults,
the bladder expands until it's full
and then signals the brain that it's
time to urinate by communicating
through the pelvic nerves. This cre-
ates the urge to urinate in most peo-
ple. With interstitial cystitis, these
signals somehow get mixed up, and
people feel the need to urinate more
often and with smaller volumes of
urine than most people,” the website
explained.

When a person has interstitial cys-
titis it leads to the stiffening of the

@x GREEN SCENE By Gardener Jack

Seagrapes

PERHAPS nothing brings
back memories of a Bahami-
an childhood more than the
taste of a sweet ripe seagrape
on a late summer’s day.

Like Proust’s madeleine it
can open floodgates to the
long forgotten.

Seagrape fruit not only has
a distinctive taste, it has a
haunting scent that is unique.

The size can vary from very
spare and hardly larger than a
pea to a plump one-inch
diametre. Bahamian Out
Island children know the
locations of all the best trees
along the coastline and keep
them as secret as they can.

The seagrape tree (Coc-
coloba uvifera) comes in male
and female forms but it is
only the female that bears
fruit.

The male puts out rudi-
mentary flowers but never
fruit.

The small white flowers are
produced in a hanging col-
umn during early spring and
are pollinated by bees.

The flowers give way to
small green fruits that take
months to ripen and look like
clusters of green wine grapes.

Ripening occurs sporadi-
cally in individual fruits so
that unlike wine grapes a
bunch of ripe fruits cannot be
cut at one time.

This means that a few days
after collecting a bucketful of
seagrapes from the shoreline
the same trees can be revisit-
ed to produce another buck-
etful of fruits, and so on.

The leathery round leaves
of seagrape make it one of
the easiest of all trees to iden-
tify.

When they are young they
are bronze-brown and appear
to be highly lacquered.

In autumn some leaves
turn dark red and fall but
there is no wholesale loss of
foliage.

The trees are famous for
being able to endure extreme
salt conditions yet produce
fruit that is tasty and aromat-
ic.

Earlier this year, the Min-
istry of Public Works
removed casuarinas from
Saunders Beach and
replaced them with seagrape
trees.

Seagrape trees are native
to tropical America so it is
proper we have them deco-
rating a Bahamian beach

rather than an Australian
invasive import.

Seagrape trees can grow
away from the shoreline, and
in the garden they can be
judiciously pruned to form an
umbrella shape that provides
good shade.

Even better, the bunches
of ripening grapes hang down
from the flat canopy in one
plane and make picking a
cinch.

Most seagrapes that are not
eaten out of hand are used to
make grape jelly.

Seagrape wood is hard and
is used for carving figurines
and masks and such.

It is one of the favourite
native woods used in smoking
of meats and fish.

Used green or allowed to
dry and then soaked in water,
seagrape wood gives a dis-
tinctive smoke flavour that is
mild and pleasant.

Seagrape leaves placed on
top of the coals of a regular
barbecue also produce an
aromatic smoke.

Seldom seen but quite
spectacular is the grandiflora
version of seagrape.

The leaves can be up to
three-feet across and are fair-
ly floppy, nowhere near as
stiff as regular seagrape
leaves.

It is hard to dissociate sea-
grapes from coco plums
because they inhabit the same
general terrain. Although
coco plum season is almost
over there are still some ripe
fruits about if you look hard.

Coco plum © shrubs
(Chrysobalanus icaco) grow
to about 10 feet and the neat
overlapping roundish leaves
make it a good candidate for
either a specimen tree or a
hedge.

The seashore coco plum
bears pinkish white fruits and
the plants often stay at about
three feet.

The red-tipped or inland
coco plum bears dark purple
fruits (usually called black)
that are considered superior
in taste to the white.

Unlike seagrapes, coco
plums seem to be enjoyed
only by children. While sea-
grapes can help quench a
thirst, coco plums make it
worse.

¢ For questions or more infor-
mation please e-mail gardener-
jack@coralwave.com.

wall of the bladder which causes the
bladder to hold less urine.

Dr Whitfield said that there is no
cure for interstitial cystitis. However,
it can be treated with respective
medications. According to
www.mayoclinic.com they include
ibuprofen (advil, motrin,) and other
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs. Tricyclic antidepressants, such
as amitriptyline or imipramine
(tofranil) can also be used to help
relax your bladder and block pain.
Antihistamines, such as diphenhy-
dramine (benadryl), and loratadine
(claritin, others) can be used which
may reduce urinary urgency and fre-
quency and relieve other symptoms.

Two other cystitis, chemical and
drug induced, are non-bacterial and
non infectious disorders that are
experienced by some as well.

Chemical cystitis is the irritation of
the bladder and has been associated
with the use of bubble baths, and
feminine hygiene sprays.

"This occurs when the body has an
allergic reaction to a substance.
Things like sanitary napkins, sper-
micidal jellies, radiation therapy and
chemotherapy can cause chemical
cystitis to develop,” he explained.

Some symptoms include painful
urination, pressure on the low pelvis,
frequent need to urinate decrease
ability to hold in urine.

Drugs used in chemotherapy also
causes drug induced cystitis to devel-
op Dr Whitfield said.

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INFECTION: The close proximity of the vaginal opening to the anus, makes it
susceptible to e-coli, a bacteria present in faeces.

Bladder incontinence is another
common problem associated with
the bladder. Sometimes is affects a
persons everyday activities.

"There is a valve the controls the
outflow of urine. It is called the
sphincter muscles. In certain condi-
tions the muscle weaken and a per-
son's ability to keep urine in the



bladder is lost," Dr Whitfield said.

He added that any pressure on
the pelvic region can cause one to
lose control which will cause an
unfortunate “accident”.

In most cases people who have
extreme urinary incontinence have
catheters, a tube that allow drainage
of fluids, inserted.





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COMMON COLD: According to the Mayo Clinic, the common cold is the number one reason why children miss school.

Tips for treating



Drug Administration panel ques-
tioning the safety and efficacy of
these medications’ use in children

a cough caught
at school

(ARA) - ANY parent knows a
child's cough can render you feeling
helpless at 3 am and keep the entire
family from being well-rested. More-
over, doling out the remedy can esca-
late into a wrestling match ending
with you wondering about the dan-
gers of giving more due to spillage.
Fortunately, a little information can
reduce the household stress from this
common problem.

According to the Mayo Clinic, the
common cold is the number one rea-
son why children miss school. Chil-
dren catch six to 10 colds a year and
cough is a major symptom. In fact,
it’s estimated to be the symptom that
most commonly prompts patients to
see a doctor.

"A cough is a symptom, not a dis-
ease,” says Dr Jim LaValle, a clinical
pharmacist, author of "Green Immu-
nity Boosters," and founder of
LaValle Metabolic Institute.
"Among the many mechanisms of
defense and adaptation we have,
coughing is one of the most misun-
derstood.

"In healthy people, it is a very use-

ful reflex that keeps our air ducts
clear from particles or excessive
mucus so our breathing is protect-
ed," he says. "However, not only
does it spread germs but it also inter-
rupts sleep. This further weakens the
immune system, making us more vul-
nerable to a secondary infection."
LaValle offers some advice for
parents treating kids’ coughs:

¢ STAY HYDRATED AND
SETTLE DOWN. To start, parents
can encourage kids to drink water
or other healthy liquids to thin
mucous secretions, thereby sooth-
ing a cough, and discourage kids
from over-exerting themselves
when they have fever, aches or a
cough that produces phlegm.

¢ HONEY: MYTH OR
TRUTH? Grandma was right
according to a study published in
the December 2007 " Archives of
Pediatrics and Adolescent Medi-
cine." A teaspoon of honey before
bed seems to calm children’s
coughs and helps them sleep more

soundly. Honey coats the throat to
soothe irritation and is rich in infec-
tion-fighting antioxidants. It also
spurs saliva production, which can
help thin out mucus. Refrain from
giving honey to children younger
than 1 year of age.

¢ OPT FOR AN EXPECTO-
RANT, rather than a suppressant.
Coughs associated with colds
should be treated with an expecto-
rant to clear out mucus. A produc-
tive cough is the body's way of
clearing out mucus. An expectorant
encourages the body to get rid of
the phlegm quickly and get over the
coughing. Suppressants on the oth-
er hand suppress the body's natural
desire to heal.

¢ READ THE LABELS. Manu-
facturers of decongestants, antihist-
amines and cough suppressants
recently have voluntarily relabeled
these medications, instructing par-
ents not to use them in children
younger than 4 years of age. The
move followed a US Food and

younger than 6 years of age.

"One of the safest and tastiest
over-the-counter options I recom-
mend for kids is a cough syrup that
combines honey and homeopathic
medicines, Children's Chestal,"
says LaValle. "It doesn't contain
any of the ingredients in question
by the FDA. Instead of working
against the body as a suppressant, it
works naturally with the body to
make any type of cough more pro-
ductive for a speedier recovery.”

From the makers of Oscillococ-
cinum, a flu medicine relied upon
by families throughout the world
for 65 years, Children's Chestal is
safe for children 2 years of age and
older and has no risk of overdosing.
The sweet, kid-friendly honey base
coats and soothes the throat while
the blend of safe homeopathic med-
icines works on loosening chest
congestion. It calms those dry, fitful
coughs at bedtime so they don't
prevent sleep, but without drowsy
side effects for the day.

* Know when to see a doctor.
Most coughs subside on their own
within a week to 10 days. Coughs
that linger longer or are associated
with coughing up colored phlegm
or blood, wheezing, temperatures
higher than 101 degrees and
drenching night sweats can be
symptoms of a more serious illness
like pneumonia or asthma.

Courtesy of ARAcontent

Revealing
menopausal
symptoms
you may
not have
heard about

(ARA) - Although most
postmenopausal women have
heard of the traditional symp-
toms related to menopause -
like hot flashes, night sweats
and mood swings - according
to the REVEAL (REvealing
Vaginal Effects At mid-Life)
Surveys, fewer have heard of
vulvar and vaginal pain and
physical discomfort during sex-
ual activity which may also
occur during menopause. The
REVEAL Surveys were con-
ducted on behalf of Wyeth
Pharmaceuticals (now a part of
Pfizer Inc) and polled 1,006
postmenopausal women and
602 health care professionals
who treat postmenopausal
women.

Interestingly, half of the post-
menopausal women surveyed
agreed that they have learned
to live with the vulvar and vagi-
nal symptoms of menopause,
such as dryness, as a normal
part of getting older. For many
postmenopausal women, a dis-
connect exists between the
symptoms they experience and
the conversations they are hav-
ing with their health care pro-
fessionals. For example, 25 per
cent of the women surveyed
reported that they experienced
dyspareunia, or painful sexual
intercourse, at least sometimes;
however, less than half of those
women (44 per cent) have spo-
ken with their health care pro-
fessional about this condition.
So, why are these women keep-
ing quiet?

Embarrassment may be one
reason. In fact, among those
experiencing dyspareunia who
have not spoken to their health
care professional about this
condition, the No. 1 reason why
was embarrassment (39 per
cent), followed by the belief
that there is nothing that can
be done medically to help (26
per cent). Further, roughly half
of all women surveyed (47 per
cent) agreed it is still taboo in
society to acknowledge experi-
encing symptoms of menopause
such as vulvar and vaginal dry-
ness or painful intercourse. But
women should not be embar-
rassed about talking to their
health care professional about
these symptoms.



PAIN: According to the REVEAL
(REvealing Vaginal Effects At
mid-Life) Surveys, fewer have
heard of vulvar and vaginal pain
and physical discomfort during
sexual activity which may also
occur during menopause.



5 tips for Building Collaboration

IN A collaborative work
environment, employees put
aside their personal differences
and work together. This type
of environment is grounded in
trust, integrity, human value
and respect. Unfortunately,
collaboration does not always
occur. Here are five ways you
can set the stage for a collabo-
rative environment.

I. Break Down Silos: Silos
occur when there are self-suf-
ficient teams of employees that
do not communicate or con-
nect with each other regard-
ing achievement of their goals.
They operate as if they are the
only department within the
business, ignoring the need for
working together. When silos
are present in your business,
employees don't network
internally, or consistently help
each other.

In order to demolish silos
and build bridges across your
organisation, it is important to
create relationships that can
help you get work done.
Building bridges by helping
your coworkers can lead to
reciprocity and to building or
reinforcing a foundation of
trust. Another way you can
demolish silos is by opening
the flow of communication by
implementing a schedule of
meetings designed to share the
right information with the right
people at the right time.

Developing appropriate



leadership competencies is
another important considera-
tion when deciding to break
down silos. If leaders can
recognise when walls are being
built and maintained, they can
proactively encourage or
reward collaborative behav-
iours.

It is important to note that
in a collaborative workplace,
employees will continue to
express different points of
view. The differentiating fac-
tor is when there is collabora-
tion, various perspectives are
considered from an interest
based view, focusing on deep-
er common interests and using
those interests to overcome
differences. Therefore,
through inclusive leadership
practices and trust building,
shared goals will begin to
emerge and the walls of the
silos will be systematically bro-
ken down.

2. Navigate Office Politics:
Trust and respect have
already been established as
fundamental building blocks
of collaborative behaviour. In
the absence of trust and

respect, a highly political envi-
ronment can evolve and sur-
vive because it is being fed by
coworkers who only care
about their success. Based on
observation, overly political
behaviour can be divisive, cre-
ating “us and them" circum-
stances.

At its core, politics is about
relationships and alliances.
Unfortunately, there are peo-
ple who are overly political
who exploit relationships by
being more concerned with
form than substance. In
response to this type of polit-
ical behaviour, author Debo-
rah Hildebrand once said,
“Office politics impact
employers and employees
alike, so it is important to
understand how to navigate
the minefields in order to
ensure a positive work envi-
ronment.”

In order to create a collab-
orative, politically savvy envi-
ronment, leaders can con-
tribute by building a team
through opening top down
and bottom up channels of
communication and building
reward systems that acknowl-
edge team achievements ver-
sus individual achievements.
Additionally, an objective
based performance manage-
ment process can help to
break down political struc-
tures at work because results
based performance measure-
ments can obliterate tenden-

cies toward favouritism.

3. Power Plays: Power and
politics are inextricably linked.
There are power starved, over-
ly political persons who want
to build and protect their pow-
er bases so in their minds, this
means they have to diminish
what they perceive to be your
power. Obviously, destructive
power players negatively
impact your ability to collabo-
rate because their myopic
approach strangles coworkers
into a state of inefficiency and
ultimately, reciprocated neg-
ativity.

When power plays emerge,
like saying no to show you
who is in charge, pettiness and
insecurity are at the root of
the power dynamic and train-
ing in isolation is not going to
change their behaviour. This
is because the power player is
doing what he or she needs to
do to keep insubordination or
noncompliance in its place.
Therefore, training supported
by the implementation of sys-
tems of accountability to the
right behaviours will help to
make positive changes and if
this doesn't work, corrective
action can be considered as a
viable option when seeking to
achieve collaboration.

4. Bad Attitudes: Bad atti-
tudes can be encountered with
customers, executives, man-
agers, supervisors or front-line

employees. A bad attitude
can show up as passive aggres-
sion, nay-saying, being rude,
knowing-it-all, being exact,
withholding information or
complaining. When you dis-
play a negative attitude your
coworkers prefer not to inter-
act with you and this usually
includes your reporting man-
ager. When your reporting
manager avoids you, it
appears that you are not
favoured, but you are con-
tributing to your own circum-
stance of isolation.

Another bad attitude con-
sistently identified by man-
agers is persons who are not
open to constructive criticism.
As a result, accelerated
progress is difficult because
managers who decide not to
criticise because of the per-
ceived consequences may do
the work themselves and slow
down the process or they
avoid confrontation by allow-
ing errors to recur.

If you are displaying a neg-
ative attitude, you will need
to become aware of your divi-
sive behaviours and self-cor-
rect. It can mean managing
your body language or out-
bursts. If you are a manager it
can mean that you learn the
skill of coaching so you can
coach desired collaborative
behaviours.

5. A lack of integrity: When
there is a lack of integrity,

division occurs because you
have a group of people who
will observe the integrity defi-
cient behaviour and decide to
mirror the behaviour because
if one person is getting away
with it, why can't they? Alter-
natively, the honest persons
don't want to be a part of dis-
honest systems of behaviour
and have to decide how they
will confront the situation so
they can avoid being indirect-
ly implicated. They ask them-
selves questions like: Should I
report the dishonest behav-
iour to management and
become a whistle blower?
Should I confront the people
involved and become a known
potential liability and risk
being sabotaged? Or should I
leave the company?

Transforming your corpo-
rate culture from one charac-
terised by entitlement and dis-
honesty to one characterised
by collaboration, accountabil-
ity and results is a colossal task
and it requires integrity at the
top levels of the organisation
and a will to implement
integrity based policies and
systems. As we all know if
policies are in place but not
enforced they are only empty
words.

¢ Yvette Bethel is CEO of Orga-
nizational Soul, a company that
offers Human Resource Con-
sulting and Leadership Devel-
opment services. If you are
interested in creating authentic
change at your organization,
her contact details can be

found at www.orgsoul.com

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THE TRIBUNE

Mother-of-three
crowned first ever

TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010, PAGE 7B





BEAUTY
QUEEN: MRS
Bahamas
World Keldra
Pinder at her
coronation on
) August 13 at
the Hilton
Outten Con-
vention Cen-
tre. Mrs Pin-
der will repre-



Mrs Bahamas World

¢ Keldra Pinder will represent her country at Mrs World in Korea in October

ELDRA Pinder, a
Keeter of three,
ecame the first ever

Mrs Bahamas World when
her husband, Philip Pinder,
presented her with the
crown at the Mrs World

Pageant.

THE inaugural coronation event
for Mrs Bahamas World, organis-
ers said, was a huge success when it
was held at the Hilton Outten Con-
vention Centre on Grand Bahama
on Friday, August 13.

Mrs Pinder will be the first
woman from the Bahamas to rep-
resent her country in the Mrs World
Pageant which will take place in
Korea in October this year.

The pageant committee, headed
by Willamae Deveaux, said they
made every effort to put on a fabu-
lous evening of entertainment, fash-
ion and talent.

A tradition of Mrs World is to
have the husband crown the queen,
and this was the case as Mr Pinder,
proud husband and father of their
three children, came on stage to do
the honours. He was assisted by
Patra Albury.

Mrs Bahamas World's platform
is cancer awareness and Mrs Pin-
der spoke passionately about the
cause.

The evening was hosted by Karen

Ferguson-Bain and Trevor Russell.
Fashion took the forefront as the
new Mrs Bahamas and many of the
local beauty queens modelled in a
hat parade. Beautiful hats and out-
fits were featured by La Maison De
Besh, Betty's Hats, Escante Shoe
Outlet, and The Seventeen Shop.

Entertainment during the event
was provided by the New Wave
Dancers, Stephan Cartwright and
the duo of Judith Dawkins and
Tawari Rodgers, who performed a
skit which exemplified long-term
marriage and commitment.

Mrs Turks and Caicos Josephine
Connolly and her two children were
the event's special guests.

Also on hand to support the new
queen was Miss East End Cindy
Lewis; Miss Junior Grand Bahama
Jasmine Forbes; Miss Talented
Grand Bahama Anissa Smith; Little
Miss Glitz Dejanell Dixon, and
Supermodel of the Bahamas Pean-
dra Knowles

Mrs Pinder thanked her family
and supporters by saying, "I am
honoured to be the inaugural Mrs
Bahamas World. With God's help, I
will service Him and my country
with diligence and integrity. Your
presence here and contributions
have helped to make this occasion
an extraordinary one, one that will
forever be a part of our Bahamian
history. With all sincerity and love,
thank you!”

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WINNING JUMP: Lathone Minns.

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

he Bahamas’

appearance in ath-

letics at the Youth

Olympics came to
a close last night with two
female athletes helping the
Americas team take the gold
in the medley relay.

Fresh off her silver medal
performance in the 200m,
Tynia Gaithor ran the second
leg and fellow Grand Bahami-
an Rashan Brown the third.
They combined with Ameri-
cans Myasia Jacobs (first leg)
and Robin Reynolds (anchor)
to take the gold with a time of
two minutes and 5.62 seconds.

The African team picked
up the silver in 2:06.19 and
Europe got the bronze in
2:07.59. Finishing fourth was
the Oceania in 2:13.96 and
Asia rounded out the field in
fifth in 2:15.01.

The five teams represent-
ed the Olympic Continental
areas as the athletes compet-
ed on respective legs of 100m,
200m, 300m and 400m.

Jacobs, the American sil-
ver medallist in the 100m,



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BRONZE MEDALLIST: Stephen Newbold proudly holds the Bahamian flag at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games
in Singapore.

opened up with the 100m,
Gaithor, the Bahamian 400m
silver medallist, ran the 200m
and Brown, the Bahamian
fourth place finisher, did the
300m, while Reynolds, the
American 400m gold medal-
list, anchored the 400m.
Reynolds was quoted on
the website as saying: “We
started practicing at 6am. The
relay was a great way to show

off our speed and end the
day.”

The day actually ended up
with the boys medley relay
that was also won by the
Americas in 1:51.38. The
team, which didn’t have any
Bahamians, featured
Jamaican 100m champion
Odane Skeen (on second leg),
Brazil’s Caio Dos Santos
(first), American Najee Glass

(third) and Dominican
Republic’s Luguelin Santos
(anchor).

However, the Bahamas had
two competitors who com-
peted in individual events on
the final day of the athletic
competition yesterday.

Twin brother Lathone
Minns, who captured the
under-17 gold at the Carifta
Games, posted a leap of 14.86






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GOLDEN GIRLS: Grand Bahamian Rashan Brown (left) and Tynia

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COMMUNITY TEAMWORK: Englerston MP Glenys Hanna-Martin

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Tournament director Steven Strachan looks on.



(right) speaks with the media during a press conference yesterday.

Bommer G Englerston Summer Classic starts today

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

UNDER the theme, “Fostering Com-
munity Teamwork through Basketball”,
eight under-18 and eight open men’s
teams are expected to clash in the first
Bommer George Englerston Summer
Classic.

The classic is scheduled to get under-
way 6pm today at the basketball park on
Lincoln Boulevard and Cordeaux
Avenue, followed by the first set of
games in both divisions.

Tournament director Steven Strachan
said they are anticipating a great out-
pouring from the entire community.

“We have all of the teams from every
area, so we are hoping to have a suc-
cessful tournament here,” said Strachan
during a press conference yesterday at
the park.

“The teams have already been prac-
ticing and talking about who will win

this tournament. So we have some keen
anticipation for what we believe will be
the best summer league basketball tour-
nament right here on Englerston Park.”

Teams from Lucky Heart Corner to
Garden Hills to Montell Heights to Key
West Street are expected to assemble
at the park to compete in the tourna-
ment.

Englerston MP Glenys Hanna-Mar-
tin said they have decided to honour
Bommer George Armbrister because
he is a “product of Englerston, who
comes from fairly humble beginnings.

“He was telling me today that he start-
ed off as a bus boy in one of the hotels
on Paradise Island. He now owns his
own business, Heavy Equipment. He’s
been involved in all of the major projects
in this country, but in the midst of his
own success, he has sponsored so many
teams and sporting projects.”

Hanna-Martin said Armbrister has
been a fine example of what they are
encouraging the other members of the

community to strive to become and that
is why they are so pleased to honour
him.

At the same time, Hanna-Martin said
Strachan has been a tower of strength in
the community, having worked on their
summer programme and now he’s mak-
ing a further commitment to organise
the tournament.

“He has gone to all of the parks
throughout Englerston and sought to
engage young people (in healthy sport-
ing activity),” Hanna-Martin pointed
out.

“This community has a lot of incredi-
ble talent and so what we are trying to
do is stimulate them through some
healthy competition. We also hope to
generate some respect and excitement as
these young men show their physical
strength.”

At the end of the tournament on Sun-
day, Hanna-Martin said she hopes that it
will further cement the togetherness of
the Englerston community.

Gaithor at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.

metres or 48-feet, 91/2-inches
to take the victory in the B
boys triple jump final.

His winning jump came on
his second attempt. He
opened with 14.53m or 47-8,
did 14.75m or 48-43/4 on his
third attempt and finished
with 14.41m or 47-31/4 on his
fourth jump.

Nikolaos Tsiokos of Greece
was second with 14.80m or 48-
63/4 on his third attempt,
while Hussain Alkhalaf of
South Africa came in third
with 14.79m or 48-61/4 on
both his first and fourth
jumps.

Stephen Newbold, who
won the Carifta Games

under-17 boys gold in a per-
sonal best of 52.75, had to set-
tle for third place in the B
final of the boys 400m hur-
dles in a time of 53.20.

The race was won by Rus-
sia’s Schalk Burger in 52.39
and Barbados’ Tramaine Mal-
oney was second in a person-
al best of 53.20, the same time
as Newbold.

Norge Sotomayor Lara of
Cuba won the A final in
50.69.

Unlike the Olympic
Games, competitors advanced
out of the preliminary rounds
to compete in either the A or
the B final, depending on
their performances.

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TRIBUNE SPORTS



Two-man team ‘muscles’ home gold, silver

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

DESPITE being hit by the
economic crisis, the Bahamas
Bodybuilding and Fitness
Federation (BBF) was still
able to send a two-man team
off to compete in the first
Antilles/Southern Caribbean
Bodybuilding Championships.

The team returned from
San Juan, Puerto Rico, over
the weekend where Raymond
Tucker won the gold in the
men’s masters and got the sil-
ver in the middleweight divi-
sion, while Vincent Paul was
fifth in the novice category.

“We originally had seven
athletes travelling, but we had
to cut the team due to a lack
of funds,” said BBF president
Danny Sumner.

Jan Johnson, Charmaine
McNabb and Andrew Sweet-
ing were all originally sched-

Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation needs more money to send

national team off to Central American and Caribbean Championships

uled to travel, but Sumner
said as a result of limited
funds, they had to trim the
team down.

But now that they are back
home, Sumner said the BBF
finds itself with another finan-
cial woe with the national
team travelling to the Central
American and Caribbean
Championships.

Scheduled for September
22-26, the federation has
already selected a 17-member
team, but Sumner said they
may be forced to reduce it to
10 by the time they get ready
to travel.

“As you know, Govern-
ment has cut the grant for all
sporting associations and fed-

erations,” he pointed out.
“We have only received
$7,500 so far. The Antilles
budget alone was $8,000 and
the CAC team is going to run
us into $25,000.

“Right now, we don’t know
where the funding will come
for the CAC team. I have
been appealing to a lot of
businesses and right now, the
federation is openly appeal-
ing to the business communi-
ty to help us to send this team
off.”

After having to trim down
the Antilles team, Sumner
said the federation will be in a
more difficult situation if they
have to do the same with the
CAC team.

“A lot of work and money
goes into these athletes
preparing for the champi-
onships,” Sumner stressed.
“So to go and tell them that
they can’t go because of fund-
ing, it could have a drastic
effect on these athletes.”

The team, in its original
state, comprises of the fol-
lowing:

Body fitness - Jan Johnson,
Dominique Wilkinson,
Donita Fry and Petra Brice

Fitness routine - Shanice
Bain

Female bodybuilding -
Tammy Stubbs, Lorraine
LaFleur and Charmaine
McNabb

Male bodybuilding - Paul



Wilson, Lynden Fowler,
Desmond Bain, Bruce Silvera,
Sidney ‘Butts’ Outten and
Rob Harris

Simone Saywer will be the
team manager and Stephen
Robinson is the coach.

“We are facing a serious
uphill battle,” Sumner said.
“We need the public to see
what we are up against. We
just didn’t know that the cut
from the government would
have been so drastic.”

According to Sumner, it
cost the federation $8-900
alone per person to travel to
the CAC Championships. He
said they spent $500 each for
the trip to the Antilles Cham-
pionships.

“When you look at it, we
won at least five CAC Cham-
pionships over the last 10
years,” Sumner stated. “That
is very good. We have a
strong team to reckon with.”

Last year, the Bahamas fin-
ished third in Grenada. The
Bahamas last won the cham-
pionships in 2008 in Bermuda.
When it was last hosted here
in 2004, the Bahamas again
came out as champions.

“Bodybuilding, right now,
has been the most successful
sport in the Bahamas over the
last 10 years,” Sumner said.
“Pm not talking about any
individual performances. But
from a team perspective, the
Bahamas has had more suc-
cess than anybody else. That’s
why we’re hoping that we can
get more response from the
business community. We real-
ly need the support to help us
so that we can send this team
off.”

Giants QB Manning plans
to play against Ravens

By TOM CANAVAN
AP Sports Writer

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) —
New York Giants quarterback Eli Man-
ning is back and ready to go.

Manning returned to practice Monday
and left no doubt that he intends to play
Saturday's next-to-last preseason game
against the Ravens in Baltimore.

"I'm feeling great," Manning said.
"Ready, excited about getting out to
practice today and getting back into the
action."

Manning was held out of the Giants’
game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on
Saturday because the team was con-
cerned that a gash on the left side of his
forehead would reopen if he was hit or
that it would be irritated or infected by
wearing his helmet.

The 12 stitches that were needed to
close the wound were removed Friday,
four days after the quarterback was cut in
a game against the Jets.

"It's no fun sitting out, sitting out prac-
tice last week," Manning said. "At least
it was a short week and I didn't miss too
much. I like being out there for the
games. It is preseason and I was trying to
be smart and make sure I get everything
healed now where you have a little time."

Manning, who led the Giants to a
Super Bowl in February 2008, has start-
ed a franchise-record 87 consecutive reg-
ular-season games.

Manning wore a bandage over the



WILL PLAY: New York Giants quarterback Eli
Manning walks onto the field before the Giants
played the Pittsburgh Steelers.

(AP Photo)

wound and practiced wearing a baseball
cap. He said the gash is healing fine and
that the scar is not too bad.

The team plans to add a little extra
padding to his helmet to protect the
wound, which occurred last Monday
when Manning had his helmet knocked
off and was hit by Jets safety Jim Leon-
hard.

"Well, we'll work with it. We'll get a
little plan," Manning said. "I haven't put
a helmet on yet, but kind of plan to put
the helmet on Wednesday.”

The third preseason game is usually
the most important for NFL teams. It's
the one that the starters play at least a
half and sometimes more.

The Giants’ offense needs the work.
The unit has been limited in the presea-
son with starting guards Chris Snee
(knee) and Rich Seubert (hand) out with
injuries. The team also was forced to use
third-string quarterback Rhett Bomar
the whole game against the Steelers
because of injuries to Manning and back-
up Jim Sorgi (shoulder), which meant
the game plan had to be reduced.

Snee and Seubert are due back this
week and the Giants have most of their
tight ends back, too. They have played
short-handed most of training camp with
Kevin Boss (hamstring), Travis Beckum
(hamstring) and Scott Chandler (hip)
bothered by injuries.

"It's good that everybody is getting
back healthy,” Manning said. "It's just
something that happens at training camp.
You get a few guys banged up, and if it's
time to get everybody back, this is kind of
the time you want everybody back when
you're getting close to the start of the
season. We've got a long week, a full
week between games. So I'm looking
forward to a great week of practice and
getting everybody kind of back healthy,
back into sync of what we're doing."

Heat youngsters eager

for a new ‘school’

By TIM REYNOLDS
AP Sports Writer

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) —
A black limousine that car-
ried three young Miami Heat
players to elementary school

year



OFFICIALLY DIVORCED: Tiger Woods celebrates with wife Elin
Nordegren after winning the 88th PGA Championship tourney at

Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill.
(AP Photo)

AVES aL s I Ce
officially divorced

By DOUG FERGUSON
AP Golf Writer

TIGER Woods and his Swedish-born wife officially
divorced Monday, nine months after his middle-of-the
night car crash outside his home.

"We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each
other the very best for the future," Woods and Elin Norde-
gren said in a joint statement released by their lawyers.

The divorce was granted in Bay County Circuit Court in
Panama City, Florida, about 375 miles away from their
Isleworth home outside Orlando. The couple had mar-
ried in October 2004 in Barbados and have a three-year-old
daughter, Sam, and a 19-month-old son, Charlie.

Terms of the divorce were not disclosed, except that
they will "share parenting” of their two children.

The divorce was finalized by Bay County Circuit Judge
Judy Pittman Biebel during a brief hearing in a conference
room in her chambers, according to Biebel's judicial assis-
tant Kim Gibson. The hearing was very brief, only about
five or 10 minutes. Both Woods and Nordegren were pre-
sent, along with their lawyers, Gibson said.

"I don't comment on active cases," Thomas J Sasser,
Woods' divorce attorney, said. When asked why they chose
to file in Panama City, Sasser said only it was a joint deci-
sion by the lawyers.

The petition said the marriage was “irretrievably broken"
and that Woods' wife asked to have her maiden name —
Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren — restored.

The couple signed a marital settlement agreement on
July 3 and July 4, the weekend of the AT&T National
outside Philadelphia, where Woods failed to break par in
a PGA Tour event for the first time in 11 years.

Woods is to play this week at The Barclays, where he
needs a good performance to extend his PGA Tour season
and try to show he is worth picking for the Ryder Cup. It
will be his first tournament as a single man since he finished
ninth in a World Golf Championship in Ireland in October

on Monday was parked about
25 feet from the front door,
and barely any of the 900 stu-
dents arriving to begin a new
year noticed.

They couldn't wait to get
inside and get to work.

And the Heat trio can com-
pletely relate to that sort of
thinking.

"Like these kids," Heat
guard Patrick Beverley said,
"we can't wait to get this thing
started."

Monday was a first day
unlike any other at Miramar
Elementary, where Beverley
and Heat teammates Kenny
Hasbrouck and Dexter
Pittman showed up long
before the opening bell of the
year to distribute backpacks,
notebooks, pens, markers,
pencils and just about every
other imaginable school sup-
ply.

So it's back-to-school time
for the kids. For the Heat,
school resumes in about a
month when training camp
starts. And Hasbrouck, Bev-
erley and Pittman know
they'll have to fight just to
make Miami's loaded roster,
which still features Dwyane
Wade and now is bolstered
mightily by new arrivals
LeBron James, Chris Bosh
and Mike Miller.

"To put it in words, it’s still
kind of hard," Hasbrouck
said. "The opportunity at
hand for all of us is a great
one, just to play with this



EASY DUNKIN’: Texas center Dexter Pittman dunks during the second half of an NCAA college game against
Baylor at the Big 12 Conference men's tournament in Kansas City, Mo.

many great players. It's
almost impossible to put into
words right now until it
becomes reality."

Hasbrouck played college
ball at tiny Siena. Now he
finds himself battling for a job
on the team with perhaps the

(AP Photo)

biggest buzz in basketball.
Hasbrouck was a late add

to the Heat roster last season,

giving him time to get to

2004.

know Wade. He often sees
Bosh working out at 8 a.m.,
and while he's been around
James at times, Hasbrouck
has yet to meet the NBA's
two-time reigning MVP.

"He's been busy,” Has-
brouck said.

They all have, with eyes on
a title.

Beverley has a guaranteed
contract, though that hardly
guarantees him playing time
in this new Heat era. His rela-
tionship with James goes back
several years, so if nothing
else, he won't be awe-struck
when it's time to work out
and play alongside Miami's
most notable free agent sign-
ing ever.

"We go back a long way,”
said Beverley, a 2009 Heat
draft acquisition who spent
last season in Europe. "We
chat every day. He's a great
veteran. That definitely gives
me a lot of confidence. I know
D-Wade from Chicago. I've
spent a lot of time with Udo-
nis Haslem. It’s good to see
your veterans, your top guys,
helping out. It's been great
for players at that caliber to
reach out to young guys, take
them under their umbrella."

Pittman and Hasbrouck
have partially guaranteed con-
tracts. Both figure to have at
least a good chance of making
the club this season, since



each could fill a need. The
Heat rave about the way the
6-foot-11 — "and a half,"
Pittman boasted to kids Mon-
day — former Texas center
has athleticism that belies his
300-pound frame. Hasbrouck
impressed coaches last season
and this summer with how
quickly he learned Miami's
system.

"I'm starting to learn that
it's all professional and busi-
ness here," Pittman said. "It's
not like college. It’s strictly
business. And it's still like a
dream to me. | feel like I'm in
a daze. I know what I have to
do, go put in my work and
hope that I can help con-
tribute.”

Soon, the backpacks and
binders were just about gone,
and the Heat trio climbed
back into the limo for the
short ride back to the arena.

Not back to school, but
back to work.

"You've got to know your
role,” Hasbrouck said. "I'm
here to do anything I have to
do for the team. If that means
play as hard as I can, get the
starters better and wait my
turn, then that's what I have
to do. I'm not really in a rush.
I'm not going to force it. I
haven't proven anything yet.
So anything I can do to help
this team, then that's what I
will do."

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Lochte wins 6th gold

By BETH HARRIS
AP Sports Writer

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) —
Ryan Lochte earned his sixth
gold medal at the Pan Pacific
championships, just missing
lowering his own world record
in the 200-meter individual
medley Saturday night.

The United States won six
gold medals on the final night
of the year’s biggest interna-
tional meet. The Americans
led the overall standings with
52 medals, including 26 gold.

Australia's women won six
golds, while their male coun-
terparts were shut out. Over-
all, the Aussies earned 31

medals.
Lochte's time of 1 minute,
54.43 seconds’ erased

Michael Phelps’ meet record
set four years ago. Phelps
dropped out of the event to
focus on the 400 medley relay
later.

The Americans needed
him, too.

Phelps dove in for the but-
terfly leg with the Americans
trailing Japan. He closed in
on Masayuki Kishida on his
first 50, but didn't take the
lead until the final strokes of
his second lap. Nathan Adrian
held onto the lead on the

anchor leg.

"Maybe I should be a
sprinter from now on,” Phelps
said. "I said to Nathan, ‘I'll
give you the lead going into
that last leg.’ I turned at the
50 and said, ‘Whoa, I got
some work to do.’ We weren't
going to let that race slip away
from us."

The United States finished
in 3:32.48, sweeping the
relays. Japan, whose team
included Kosuke Kitajima,
was second. Australia finished
third.

"Obviously, the U.S. is
above and beyond our pow-
ers, but we're at a level where
we can put up a good fight,”
said Kitajima, who trains in
Los Angeles.

Lochte's time in the 200 IM
was just off his world mark of
1:54.10 set at last year's world
championships in Rome,
where he won wearing a
neck-to-ankle polyurethane
suit. Those suits were banned
starting this year, replaced by
textile suits.

No long-course world
records have been set since
the return of textile suits.

"I wanted to prove to
everyone it wasn't a fluke,”
Lochte said. "I knew I had it
in my sight. All the swims I

had earlier in the week made
me a little tired. I was like,
"Man, if I'd just taken one or
two more dolphin kicks I
would've had it.'”

American Tyler Clary, run-
ner-up to Lochte in the 400
IM, finished second in 1:57.61.
Thiago Pereira of Brazil was
third.

Adrian completed a sweep
of the freestyle sprints, nar-
rowly defeating world and
Olympic champion Cesar
Cielo of Brazil at the wall.

Adrian touched in 21.55
seconds, lowering the four-
year-old meet record. Cielo,
who earned a bronze in the
100 free, was also under the
meet mark and finished in
21.57, off his world record of
20.91 set last December.

Brent Hayden of Canada,
second in the 100 free, was
third in 21.89.

"It's just a great confidence
booster," said Adrian, the 100
free champion. "There's
maybe a little bit of a target
on my back and I'll have to
work that much harder."

Cielo, who won the 50 but-
terfly Wednesday, wasn't hap-
py with his results.

"My freestyle is not going
as well as I expected,” he said.
"T probably haven't done well



SIXTH GOLD: Ryan Lochte swims in the men's 200m individual medley heats at Pan Pacific Swimming
Championships on Saturday in California.

in practice. I've probably
missed something during the
season. My 100 free wasn't
good and today wasn't good.
I'm not as fit as I wanted to be
here."

Kitajima, the two-time
Olympic champion, led all the
way in winning the 200 breast-
stroke with the world's fastest
time this year.

He was timed in 2:08.36
after being under world-
record pace on the first lap
and a tenth of a second off it
after 150 meters. Kitajima

won the 100 breast earlier in
the meet.

"I'm just tired,” Kitajima
said in English before switch-
ing to Japanese. "I made a
very good time for this sea-
son so I'm very satisfied."

Brenton Rickard of Aus-
tralia earned the silver in
2:09.97. American Eric
Shanteau took the bronze.

Olympic champion Rebec-
ca Soni of the United States
briefly threatened the world
record in the women's 200
breaststroke before settling

(AP Photo)

for her second individual gold.

Soni won in 2:20.69, the
sixth-fastest time ever that
also lowered the 11-year-old
meet record. Leisel Jones of
Australia was second in
2:23.23. World recordholder
Annamay Pierse of Canada
earned the bronze. Four-time
U.S. Olympian Amanda
Beard, a 28-year-old mother,
was fifth.

Emily Seebohm of Aus-
tralia upset world champion
Ariana Kukors to win the
women's 200 IM

Federer beats Fish for Cincinnati Masters title

By JOE KAY
AP Sports Writer

MASON, Ohio (AP) —
Roger Federer ended his
mini-vacation with another
Masters title.

A well-rested Federer beat
American Mardy Fish 6-7 (5),
7-6 (1), 6-4 on Sunday, win-
ning his second straight
Cincinnati Masters champi-
onship and fourth overall. He
was barely on the court all
week because his opponents
got hurt and his game was so
good.

For the first time, the
world's second-ranked play-
er was pushed to the limit.
Fish kept it as close as could
be, dropping the final set after
the match's only service
break.

That time off came in
handy.

"Maybe I was just a touch
fitter than him today," Fed-
erer said.

The Swiss star ended a
streak of three straight losses
in tournament finals, winning
his first Masters event since
Cincinnati last year. His 63rd
career title tied Bjorn Borg
for fifth place in the Open
Era. Pete Sampras is fourth
at 64, and Jimmy Connors
holds the record with 109.

It took him 2 hours, 40 min-
utes — an eternity compared
to how the rest of the week







MARDY FISH (left) and Roger Federer of Switzerland pose with their
trophies after Federer defeated Fish 6-7 (5), 7-6 (1), 6-4 in the cham-
pionship match at the Cincinnati Masters tournament, Sunday.

(AP Photo)

went. Federer had spent only
3 hours, 17 minutes on court
while getting to the title
match.

Credit Fish for making him
sweat one out.

The American had surgery
on his left knee last Septem-
ber, then set about rebuild-
ing his body. He changed his
diet, lost 30 pounds and
gained a lot of speed on the
court. This Fish can fly.

His agility allowed him to
extend points and keep up
with Federer, who was clear-
ly fresher. Federer lost to
Andy Murray in the title
match at Toronto last Sun-
day, came to town and got a

mini-break. He was on court
for only 28 minutes in his
opening match before Denis
Istomin hurt his ankle. Fed-
erer didn't even have to leave
the locker room to advance a
day later. Philipp
Kohlschreiber dropped out
because of a sore shoulder.

Federer sailed through his
next two matches, winning
each in two tidy sets. Fish pro-
vided his first real test.

The 28-year-old American
is on the best stretch of his
career, going 17-2 since July
with titles at Newport and
Atlanta. He'd won five in a
row against top-10 opponents,
gaining confidence with each

upset.

The title match was an
opportunity for a break-
through win. Fish had reached
only two other Masters finals
— including Cincinnati in
2003 against close friend
Andy Roddick — and lost
both of them. "I desperately
want to sort of have my career
maybe be remembered by a
big tournament or something
like that," he said. "So I've
wanted badly to win a real big
one. This would have been
perfect."

Three games into the title
match, Federer knew it
wouldn't be easy.

With Fish serving, the third
game dragged on for 13 min-
utes — nearly half as long as
Federer's opening match —
and 24 points. Fish fought off
a pair of break points before
holding serve with an ace.

"You lose that game there,
and you know he might
steamroll you,” Fish said.

Fish's serve dominated all
week, matching the tourna-
ment record with 87 aces. He
struggled with it early but
hung on, extending the open-
ing set to the place where he’s
been best — a tiebreaker.

Fish is 18-5 in tiebreakers
this season, showing a lot of
confidence when it comes
down to a few pressure points.
Federer went ahead 5-4 in the
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the next two points with a
chance to close it out.

Instead, Fish hit an over-
head winner and Federer
dumped a backhand into the
net. Fish then finished it with
a 126 mph serve. It was the
first set that Federer lost dur-
ing his brief week on court.
It lasted 70 minutes — as long
as Federer's semifinal match
on Saturday night.

The second set was even
tighter, with Federer fighting
off the only break point. He
was more aggressive in this
tiebreaker, coming to the net
to take control, then closing it
out with a 122 mph ace.

Federer got the only ser-
vice break of the match to go
ahead 5-4 in the final set, leav-

Wozniacki,
to play in

MONTREAL (AP) —
Caroline Wozniacki and Vera
Zvonareva will play in the
final of the rain-delayed
Rogers Cup.

Wozniacki, the No. 2 seed,
beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2,
6-3 on Monday. The eighth-
seeded Zvonareva advanced
when her opponent, No. 10
seed Victoria Azarenka of
Belarus, retired with a blister
on her left foot. Zvonareva
led 7-6, 1-0.

Wozniacki and the 11th-
seeded Kuznetsova complet-
ed a semifinal that began Sat-
urday but was cut short due to
relentless rain that wiped out
nearly all weekend matches
and forced the tournament to
be extended an extra day.

The Dane began the day
with a 2-0, 0-15 lead over her
Russian opponent.

Azarenka wasted a set
point early in the second
semifinal. She called for the
trainer after dropping the
opening game of the second
set. She tried to walk on the
foot, but immediately sat back
down. She said the injury was
not severe enough to keep her
out of the U.S. Open.

"It's just one of those things
you can't do anything about,”

ing him in a good frame of
mind heading into the U.S.
Open.

"T've been playing well the
last couple weeks, and today
was just another proof that
I'm playing really well," said
Federer, who won five
straight U.S. Open titles
before losing to Juan Martin
del Potro last year. "It's nice
knowing that the hard work
already in the offseason after
Wimbledon pays off right
away.”

Bob and Mike Bryan won
their 64th career doubles title,
beating Mahesh Bhupathi and
Max Mirnyi 6-3, 6-4 to close
the $2.4 million Western &
Southern Financial Group
Masters.

Zvonareva
Cup final



SOCCER BREAK: Caroline Woz-
niacki of Denmark kicks a soccer
ball during a break in play in her
semifinal match against Svetlana
Kuznetsova of Russia at the
Rogers Cup tennis tournament
in Montreal on Saturday.

(AP Phote)

said Azarenka, who was in
tears as she spoke to reporters
after the match. "I tried to
deal with it, but I couldn't
continue."

The final is scheduled for
1:30 pm EDT.

Poland behind in
preparations to
co-host Euro 2012

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's top auditor says
the country is behind on preparations to co-host the 2012

European Championship.

The Supreme Chamber of Control says that half of the
projects that it has examined are not on schedule. The
chamber says some projects will probably not be ready
before the start of Euro 2012, which Poland is to co-host

with Ukraine.

The head of the chamber, Jacek Jezierski, says the
biggest delays are in the building of roads, train stations, air-

ports and rail lines.

Poland, a former communist country that joined the
European Union in 2004, has seen impressive economic
growth in recent years. But the country is still burdened by
aging train stations and other infrastructure and a near

lack of modern highways.



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Adamek scores

unanimous win
over Grant

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) —
Heavyweight contender
Tomasz Adamek continued
his pursuit of a title fight by
defeating Michael Grant by
unanimous decision Saturday
night at the Prudential Cen-
ter.

The victory enabled the 33-
year-old Adamek, the former
IBF cruiserweight champion,
to improve to 42-1 overall and
5-0 as a heavyweight. Adamek
also has 27 knockouts.

"I was ready for a tough
fight and ready to go 12
rounds," Adamek said. "I was
prepared very well for the
fight. I am upset because for
the first time in my career, I
got cut (over his left eye). I'm
not happy about that, but I'm
happy about the win."

The 38-year-old Grant, who
once lost to Lennox Lewis for
the heavyweight title in 2000,
won his last eight fights before
Saturday night. The loss
dropped Grant's record to 46-
4 overall.

Adamek was giving away




four inches and almost 60
pounds to the larger Grant,
but it didn't seem to have that
much of an effect, as Adamek
controlled the fight from the
opening moments.

Adamek won on all three
judges cards. Judge Henry
Grant had it 118-110, John
Poturaj had it 118-111 and
Robert Grasso scored it 117-
111.

Adamek, a native of Gilow-
ice, Poland, who now lives in
Kearny, NJ, had most of the
crowd support. Most of the
10,972 fans in attendance
cheered wildly and waved red
and white Polish flags in sup-
port, rhythmically chanting
Adamek's name and "Polska!
Polska!"

The first round featured the
two boxers feeling each other
out. Adamek scored with a
late flurry in the closing sec-
onds of the round and as they
closed out the round, the two
boxers were in a clinch that
caused both to fall to the can-
vas after the bell.

BALL FIGHT: Greek Center Yannis Bouroussis, who did not take part
inthe game, bleeds after Serb Nenad Krstic threw a chair at him dur-
ing a game for the Acropolis tournament at the indoor Olympic sta-
dium of Athens.

(AP Photo)

"I don't know what hap-
pened there,” Grant said. "I
thought I hit him good, then
we both went down and the
bell rang. It seemed like any
time I did anything to hurt
him, the bell would ring. The
only thing that Adamek had
on me was speed. He was
moving in and out. I knew that
beforehand that it would be
difficult to face him. He sus-
tained and endured. He was
on that bicycle and I had a
tough time trying to keep up
with him."

In the second round,
Adamek displayed a right jab
that led to a left hook counter.
Adamek scored again at the
second round bell with a
vicious left hook.

"T definitely didn't expect
that left hook,” Grant said.

Grant rallied in the third
round with a big left hook that
staggered the Polish con-
tender, but Adamek recovered
and countered with several
left-handed jabs.

After an uneventful fourth
round, Adamek continued the



MOUTH BLOW: Tomasz Adamek (left) lands a left against Michael
Grant during their match Saturday at the Prudential Center in Newark,
N.J. Adamek retained his title by unanimous decision.

scoring barrage in the fifth
with an assortment of left-
handed jabs. He was clearly
the quicker and more aggres-
sive fighter in the round.

Grant received a warning
for a push to the back of
Adamek's head in the sixth
round. Grant seemed to stun
Adamek in the closing seconds
of the round with a stiff right,
causing the Polish fighter's
knees to buckle a bit. It was
Grant's best chance of the
fight. "I thought I could get
him," Grant said. "But he's a
tough guy."

Adamek recovered nicely in
the seventh round, unleashing
a series of left hands that kept
Grant backing away. He hit
Grant with a strong left that
staggered the Philadelphia
native.

Grant drew blood over

(AP Photo)

Adamek's left eye in the
eighth round and was warned
again for pushing Adamek's
head down. In the ninth
round, Adamek drew blood
from Grant's mouth that
seemed to bother the bigger
fighter, forcing him to breathe
with it open.

Adamek then kept Grant at
bay over the final three rounds
to secure the victory, although
Grant desperately tried to get
to Adamek in the final round
to no avail. Grant chased
Adamek around the ring
throughout the final round and
hurt Adamek twice with over-
hand rights, but could not
deliver the big blow.

"T knew he was going down,
but I also Knew he was run-
ning,” Grant said. "I knew he
was hurt. He was bouncing
around like a pinball. It was a

FIFA begins
inspection
of England's
WCup bid

LONDON (AP) — A
FIFA delegation has met
deputy prime minister Nick
Clegg at the start of a four-
day visit scrutinizing Eng-
land's bid to host the 2018 or
2022 World Cup.

The inspection team led by
Chilean football federation
president Harold Mayne-
Nicholls was received at
Downing Street before head-
ing to Wembley Stadium.

At a joint-appearance with
Clegg and Mayne-Nicholls,
bid chief executive Andy
Anson said England will
"deliver operational certainty
and financial success.”

FIFA's executive commit-
tee votes on the hosts in
December.

There are joint bids from
Belgium and the Netherlands,
and Spain and Portugal, while
Russia and the United States
are candidates for both tour-
naments.

Australia, Japan, South
Korea and Qatar are only
applying for '22.

cat-and-mouse game that he
won.”

Serbia’s Krstic fears FIBA punishment after brawl

By DUSAN STOJANOVIC
Associated Press Writer

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Okla-
homa City Thunder center Nenad Krstic
said Monday he fears he'll be suspended

Wednesday.

"It's not killing me, but I can't say I'm
not a bit nervous," Krstic said of a pos-
sible suspension. "What keeps me calm is
that Ino longer can do anything about

for the world championships because of it."

his role in a bench-clearing brawl during
Serbia's game against Greece.

Krstic hit Greek player Yannis
Bouroussis in the head with a chair in
the fight that broke out during the
Acropolis tournament last Thursday in

Athens.

FIBA, the international basketball fed-
eration, said it will review the incident

Spurs, Sampdoria look to
overturn Ist-leg deficits

By STEVE DOUGLAS
Associated Press Writer

LONDON (AP) — Tot-
tenham and Sampdoria have
first-leg deficits to overturn
in the Champions League
playoffs as they look to
advance to the tournament's
group stages for the first time.

Spurs’ hopes of progression
were severely dented when
they conceded three goals to
Young Boys inside 30 min-
utes of the opening leg in
Switzerland, but Sebastien
Bassong and Roman
Pavlyuchenko replied for the
English side as the match fin-
ished 3-2.

Italy's Sampdoria, which
lost the 1992 European Cup
final to Barcelona, but hasn't
played in the revamped
Champions League, was beat-
en 3-1 by Werder Bremen in
the first leg.

Tottenham manager Harry
Redknapp called his side's
first-leg result a "great defeat"
and is grateful to still have a
chance of going through at
the expense of Young Boys,
which eliminated Fenerbahce
in the previous round.



Sa ar

"Tt will be a difficult game
at White Hart Lane but it will
be a great atmosphere, a big
European night and it is a
game we have to win now,”
Redknapp said. "We have to
be up for it and see if we can
get the result.”

Spurs, looking to join fel-
low English sides Chelsea,
Manchester United and Arse-
nal in the group stages, have
problems in attack with Jer-
main Defoe, Robbie Keane
and Pavlyuchenko all strug-
gling with injury. The London
side hasn't competed in
Europe's premier knockout
competition since the 1961-62
European Cup.

Four-time European cham-
pion Ajax is level at 1-1 with
Dynamo Kiev heading into
the second leg in Amsterdam
on Wednesday but coach
Martin Jol is confident his
side will progress.

"Things have to get a bit
crazy for us not to go through.
If we keep a cool head, we
have what it takes," Jol said.

"We're playing in a full
ArenA, which we'll call 'Ams-
terdam's Hell.""

In Wednesday's other sec-

ond legs, Russia's Zenit St.
Petersburg travels to French
side Auxerre with a 1-0 cush-
ion, Rosenborg of Norway
visits FC Copenhagen with a
2-1 lead and Slovakia's MSK
Zilina is heavy favorite after
winning 2-0 at Sparta Prague
in the first leg.

Stefano Lucchini will be
suspended for Sampdoria
against Bremen in Genoa on
Tuesday after he was sent off
in the first leg for picking up
two yellow cards.

Spanish side Sevilla, which
won back-to-back UEFA
Cups in 2006 and 2007, is
behind 1-0 in its two-legged
series with Braga of Portugal,
while Belgian team Ander-
lecht and Partizan Belgrade
are level at 2-2 after the first
match in Croatia, Basle of
Switzerland is 1-0 ahead after
its home leg against Moldovi-
a's FC Sheriff Tiraspol and
Hapoel Tel-Aviv has a 3-2
advantage from the first
match at Red Bull Salzburg.

The 10 teams who qualify
from the playoffs earn a min-
imum 7 million ($9.24 mil -
lion) in prize money for
reaching the group stage.

YOUNG BOYS’ David Degen (left) fights for the ball with Tottenham Hotspurs’ Benoit Assou-Ekotto (right)
during their Champions League first leg playoff soccer match at the Stade de Suisse stadium in Berne,

Switzerland.

(AP Photo)

play.

and announce possible sanctions by

Krstic said earlier that he picked up
the chair in self-defense after Greek fans
and players rushed toward him.

The incident occurred before the Aug.
28-Sep. 12 basketball world champi-
onships in Turkey, where both teams will

Another Serbian player who could face
sanctions, Milos Teodosic, said he was

sorry about the incident.
"Sincerely, I'm ashamed about the
fight, and I apologize to the people in
Greece and Serbia," said Teodosic, who
plays for Greek team Olympiakos.
Serbia coach Dusan Ivkovic said if



Krstic and Teodosic are suspended, "We

won't be able to make it through the
group stage.”

Serbia, the runner-up at the European
championship last year, plays in Group A
with Angola, Argentina, Australia, Ger-
many and Jordan. Greece, second at the

last worlds in 2006, is in Group C with

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N N A A S S S S A A U U A A N N D D B B A A H H A A M M A A I I S S L L A A N N D D S S L L E E A A D D I I N N G G N N E E W W S S P P A A P P E E R R Six rescued after plane crash at sea C M Y K C M Y K V olume: 106 No.227TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER SUNWITH SHOWER HIGH 89F LOW 79F F E A T U R E SSEEWOMANSECTION S P O R T S Back to school looks SEEPAGE11 Bahamian duo help to win gold By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net SIX people, including a sixmonths pregnant woman and two children, were plucked to safety after a small aircraft ditched in waters off Grand Bahama. The pilot and his five passengers clung to the aircraft for about three hours in 10 to 12ft deep waters until they could be rescued and brought to shore at Dover Sound, where police, ambulance and the victims rel atives were waiting for them. A police boat, piloted by Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Asso ciation official Jamie Rose and Colin Rose, arrived shortly before 2pm at a remote site, where the survivors were taken to two ambulances. The first persons assisted off the boat were the two children who appeared to be uninjured and in good condition. One woman, however, sustained an injury just above the left eye, but was able to walk with some assistance to the ambulance. Pilot Fritz Cambridge also sustained a minor cut to his forehead. According to reports, Mr Cambridge contacted the Control Tower at Grand Bahama International Airport around9 .30am and reported that he was experiencing engine trou ble. The aircraft had left Walk ers Cay and was headed to Grand Bahama. The passen gers onboard Jennifer Bullard, 40 and her two children Terranique, 14, and Tamasio, nine, Tanya Miller, 27, and Miriam Gibson, 45 were returning to Freeport after attending a funeral in Grand Cay over the weekend. Jamie Rose, chairman of BASRA Grand Bahama, said a BASRA rescue aircraft, a US Coast Guard C-130 aircraft, and a Defence Force vessel were dispatched to assist in locating the downed aircraft. Mr Rose and his father, operators of OBS Marine and BASRA volunteers, went in a newly-built RBPF boat. We did not have a BASRA vessel on scene at the time to help us, however, we did have a police boat on property which had not been delivered yet. It was a new RBPF boat and it has not officially been turned Quick response is praised after aircraft is forced to ditch The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST BAHAMASEDITION McCOMBO OF THE DAY N E W www.tribune242.com BAHAMASBIGGEST CARSFORSALE, HELPWANTED ANDREALESTATE I N S I D E SEE page 10 By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter mreynolds@tribunemedia.net A MAN brandishing a knife was shot dead by police yesterday. The incident happened shortly after a bus driver said he was robbed at knifepoint in Pinewood Gardens. Officers from the East Street South police station responded to the bus drivers call for help and tracked a suspect down on Breadfruit Street. It is understood that as they cornered him behind a house, he threatened the officers with a silver-bladed knife. An officer responded by shooting the man in the upper body. He was pro nounced dead at the scene by Emergency Medical Services personnel. Assistant Commissioner of Police Glenn Miller praised the prompt response of his officers. Mr Miller said the suspect threatened the police officers BUSROBBERYSUSPECT SHOTDEADBYPOLICE P OLICESHOOTING: E motions run high yesterday after the shooting. Inset is the mans body being removed from the scene. Tim Clarke /Tribune staff SEE page 10 By ALISON LOWE Tribune Staff Reporter alowe@tribunemedia.net EDUCATION chiefs are looking at stopping parents from registering their children in schools outside of their immediate area as they look at ways to reduce the high student populations in some public schools. According to Minister of Education Desmond Bannister, while some schools such as CV Bethel and SC McPherson have seen their SEE page 10 Bid to stop registration for schools outside of parents area By PAUL G TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter pturnquest@ tribunemedia.net THE Free Nation al Movements Member of Parliament for Kennedy, Kenyatta Gibson, is reportedly set to gain his partys nomination to run in the South Eleuthera constituency. Well-placed sources within the party have confirmed that the two-time MP, who has family ties to the island and a division of his law practice there, has already started campaigning in the area. THE Progressive Liberal Party has reportedly voted in favour of continuing to allow the government to carry the burden of whether or not the Baha Mar labour resolution is passed in the House of Assembly when it is brought before Parliament next month. According to party sources who spoke to The Tribune yesterday, the PLP met and discussed the matter on Sunday night, and have stuck to their initial position that this vote will have to be carried by the current FNM government. On Sunday, PLP leader Perry Christie said the party will of course be directly influenced by the complete urgency to do something for the economy of the Bahamas. It is an increasing serious state of affairs that exists here. The country is By NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter nnicolls@tribunemedia.net A DISPUTE has erupted over a piece of property along the new Corridor 5 highway between Arawak Homes and the family of 78-year-old Kenneth Gibson. Arawak Homes is claiming ownership of the land to which the Gibson family says it has title. Last week, Arawak Homes cleared land they plan to use for a subdivision. They bulldozed several trees the Gibsons say were planted years ago, and other plots they claim were used for farming. Signs were erected around the cleared land saying private property of Arawak Homes. Arawak Homes takes it upon them selves to bust through the gate to our yard. We never got any notice. We never got The PLP still want Baha Mar v ote to be carried by govt Arawak Homes and f amily in property dispute Kenyatta Gibson is set to r un in South Eleuther SEE page 10 SEE page 10 SEE page 15 FNMMP: Kenyatta Gibson

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM get sound investment advice develop a diversied investment portfolio 24/7 access to your account informationall of the aboveinvestmentsreach your goalscall us today at 396-4076 A SUBSIDIARY OFFAMILY GUARDIAN CORPORATE CENTRE: AT THE JUNCTION OF VILLAGE ROAD, SHIRLEY STREET & EAST BAY STREET I www.famguardbahamas.com INDEX MAIN/SPORTS SECTION L ocal News..................P1,2,3,5,6,8,9,10,15 Editorial/Letters.........................................P4 Advts......................................................P7,16 S ports........................................P11,12,13,14 BUSINESS/WOMAN SECTION Business..............................................P1,2,3 C omics.......................................................P4 Woman..............................................P5,6,7,8 C LASSIFIED SECTION 28 PAGES USA TODAY MAIN/SPORTS 12 PAGES By REUBEN SHEARER Tribune Staff Reporter rshearer@tribunemedia.net AFTER his familys usual June getaway to Nassau, American teen Tyler McCormack returned to Washington, DC with the Bahamas fresh on his mind as a location for his non-profit organisations next charitable project. The 15-year-old founder of Reach Out For Kids decided to start by Googling orphanages in the Bahamas. He eventually chose the Bahamas Emergency Hostel and the Ranfurly Home as the institutions that would receive $700 in school supplies, slight ly used books, games, toys and clothes. The 10th grader, who is returning home today, feels satisfied that he was able to make a difference through his charitys first international mission. He said: I have so much, so I was glad to give back. I feel like I need to contribute to other people. I was very pleased to deliver backpacks to the kids at the Ranfurly Home and the Bahamas Emergency Hostel. We want to help make the world a better place, said Tyler, who uses corporate and individual donations to support his projects. Joyce McCormack, Tylers mother, said she is looking forward to Tylers next project. Ive always encouraged my children to give back, said the physician. Tylers already begun finding sponsors and donors for his next project in the Christmastime. Were happy to bring them something, even if its not a whole lot. When we deliver books, the children are waiting for you at the door, she said. Theyre happy, and thats all that matters. Tyler said he is now looking forward to completing his second overseas mission. He eventually wants to have four projects a year. For Tyler, philanthropy runs in the family. He explained that he first got a taste for helping others when he took part in the efforts of his sisters organisation, Reading Offers Amazing Rewards, which promotes literacy in the United States. Then, seven years ago, Tyler helped deliver 300 pounds of school supplies to Grenada after Hurricane Ivan devastated the island. As he returns home, the teen vowed to keep in touch with the Emergency Hostel and the Ranfurly Home, in case they need further assistance. Tyler McCormack a USteen keen to make a difference PLP DEPUTY Leader Philip Brave Davis denied claims yesterday that the party funded a $1 million study to ascertainthe PLPs chances of winning seats in the southern corridor of New Providence. S hooting down these claims, which appeared in a local tabloid a nd were repeated on the airwaves, Mr Davis said that such accusations were totally without foundation. Considering the impact that a million dollars can have on any o ne area especially now because of the poor economic times Mr Davis said that his constituents, and Bahamians on the w hole know that such funds can be put to better use. have not commissioned any survey or study or spent a million dollars. I am sensitive to the needs of my constituents andt o Bahamians as a whole and know that funds of that magnitude c an be put to a better use, the PLPs deputy leader said. Brave Davis denies claims PLP funded $1m study POTHOLEBLAMEDASCONTAINEROVERTURNS A CONTAINER filled with unknown merchandise overt urned as the truck carr ying it approached the g ate of the Customs facility on Arawak Cayy esterday morning. T he driver, who emerged from the incident unharmed, was trying to get the container into the yard when he hit a six-inch deep pothole, which c aused the container to t ilt and eventually fall. People who work at A rawak Cay say they h ave been complaining f or years about the poor condition of the roads, but have heardn othing from the Ministry of Works, which usually undertakes roadr epairs. ONA MISSION: Tyler McCormack p repares to make his donation to Childrens Emergency Hostel. Photo: Rodney Moncur

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By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter mreynolds@tribunemedia.net FINAL preparations are underway for the launch of the first ever National Prescription Drug Plan next week. Around 10,000 patients suffering from non-communicable chronic diseases such as dia betes, asthma and arthritis have signed onto the plan so far, and they should be able to pick up free medication from more than30 private pharmacies across the Bahamas as of August 30. Minister of Health Hubert Minnis said final test runs of the scheme will be carried out this week to ensure all systems are go before the end of the month. He said around 35,000 people are expected to sign on for phase one of the National Prescription Drug Plan (NPDP which invites National Insurance Board (NIB NIB invalids, Bahamians over 65, children under 18 and stu dents under 25 to register foran ACE prescription card so they may receive medication from participating pharmacies free of charge. All other patients will be entitled to free medication when the Ministry of Health and NIB launch phase two of the scheme, but Dr Minnis saidhe cannot yet predict when that might be. Before the plan is made available to the wider community and taxpayers, the National Insurance contribution rate must be agreed. The second phase will be a challenge for all of us, Dr Min nis said. First I have to make sure that the first phase is running well, and we will do customer surveys to find out how satisfied patients are and how we can improve before we launch the second phase. Right now Dr Minnis is focused on launching the first phase as he is ready for phar macies and NPDP customer service representatives to test the ACE card system. He is also working to ensure participating pharmacies have all the required medication in stock. NIB director Anthony Cargill urged doctors to forward patients ACE card applications to the NPDP office or NIB at a preparatory meeting held by the Ministry of Health last week so patients will be eli gible to receive medication at the launch of the plan. NPDP manager Tami Francis is confident medication will be widely available to patients as she said new pharmacies are requesting to join the plan every day. Dr Minnis asked doctors to stick to the formulary of more t han 160 prescription drugs and medical supplies for 11 chronic diseases,developed by doctors and pharmacists over the last two years, as closely as possible. However, the minister said there is room for adjustment to the formulary as needed and he advised medics to apply for a dditional medications to be included as they see fit. President of the Medical Association of the Bahamas Timothy Barrett has praised NIB and the Ministry of Health for the NPDPs progress in developing the first ever nation al medication provision scheme. H e said: I look forward to this plan being implemented to help persons in the Bahamas who have these chronic diseases not only to have access to med ication, but the system will supervise it, so they will be encouraged to take it on a reg ular basis. If we can get the percentage of people that take their medication on a regular basis up, we know that it will going to cause mortality to decrease. We are going to have a healthier population and its going to save us money in the long run. C M Y K C M Y K L OCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010, PAGE 3 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM By ALISON LOWE Tribune Staff Reporter alowe@tribunemedia.net Minister of State for Public Utilities Phenton Neymour said it has not been brought to his attention that Harbour Island has been experiencing ongoing daily power cuts as some residents claim. Mr Neymour made this comment as he explained that a five hour power cut in Harbour Island which frustrated residents yesterday morning has been attributed to a weather-related system disturbance. Residents complained that power went out from around 3am on Monday until just before 8am. However, numerous residents and business operators The Tribune spoke with yesterday also described ongoing, almost daily power cuts that have plagued the popular Eleuthera tourism destination for over a month. Mr Neymour said he was aware that some of these outages last week were due to a fault in a submarine power cable linking Harbour Island to mainland Eleuthera. He said that new cables are being installed which would reduce electricity cuts related to this systemic weakness. However, when pressed to comment on the cause of the previous and ongoing cuts residents have complained of, Mr Neymour admitted that he had not recently been made aware that such chronic outages were being experienced on the island. I only have reports on ones which have been brought to my attention, said Mr Neymour. Robert Arthur, a Harbour Island resident told The Tribune power cuts have been a persistent problem on the island, really intensifying over the last two months, allegedly causing visitors to leave in droves. How bad it is depends on where you live on the island. On the South End, Triana Shores where the Romora Bay Club is, that area would be out literally for five to eight hours a day every day. In the centre of town, where we are, we have it better than most. An average of maybe twice a day for two to three hours a day. The place stinks of diesel and theres the constant hum of generators, he added, noting that the chronic outages have raised concerns for some homeowners about the proximity of their neighbours generators. A manager at the Pink Sands Resort told The Tribune the power situation is appalling and not getting any better at all. Weve continued hearing excuse after excuse and no one seems to know whats going on. I think I can say on behalf of all residents of Harbour Island that were frustrated beyond frustration. He too stated that the power has gone off every day and night for various periods reaching epidemic proportions over the last month. We have a generator but it has affected our operating costs. Our diesel costs are up 250 per cent. While we have been able to keep the power on with the generator it has inconvenienced our guests who want to go out and experience the local restaurants and spend money locally because not all of those places have generators, and I certainly know it has affected staff morale, since they cant sleep at night a lot of the time because the electricity is out, said the manager, who did not wish to be named. Meanwhile, resident Rosie Mitchell, who called immediately after yesterday mornings cut, said the power problems are ruining peoples lives. Its hot, there are mosquitoes, its miserable. Its difficult for people to go about their usual business. The Bahamas Electricity Corporation is presently in the final stages of completing the development of a new power plant in Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera, which will serve both the mainland and Harbour Island. Major work on the new plant is by and large complete, said Mr Neymour yesterday, however work still remains to be done to strengthen the distribution system to diminish the chance of cuts. Mr Neymour said the government long ago recognised the need for enhanced power infrastructure in both Eleuthera and Abaco another island where residents have suffered from chronic outages this summer as they await the full implementation of a new power plant there and acted to assure that generation of power could meet demand, but putting these things in takes time. I said at an Eleuthera town meeting two years ago in a presentation I gave that it would take at least two years for us to address the major infrastructural works in Eleuthera. Essentially I was saying it would be at the end of this year when we would expect to address major components of infrastructural works dealt with, so we did not foresee us being totally out of the woods until end of 2010, said Mr Neymour. Neymour: I have not recently been made aware of daily power cuts Final preparations for National Prescription Drug Plan P HENTON NEYMOUR

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS P AGE 8, TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010 THE TRIBUNE SUPREME COURTGN-1088 DIANA White, Rotary Governor for District 7020, which comprises the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos, this month visited Rotary and Rotaract Clubs in Nassau. Ms White attended a joint Rotaract-Rotary reception hosted by the Rotaract Club of East Nassau at Van Bruegel's restaurant in downtown Nassau. In attendance were Rotaracters from the East and South East Nassau clubs, as well as Rotarians from the sponsoring Rotary Clubs. Rotary District Governor visits Bahamas Rotary and Rotaract Clubs LARRY BIRKHEAD ALLSMILES: Seated (left to right Rotary Club of East Nassau; Janine Carey, past-president of the Rotaract Club of East Nassau and assistant district Rotaract representative 7020; Diana White, Rotary governor, District 7020; Anne Myers, president of the Rotaract Club of East Nassau. Standing (l-r South East Nassau, assistant governor, District 7020; Rishad Bain, president of Rotaract Club of South East Nassau; Roger White, Rotary Club of Charlotte Amalie; Lindsey Cancino, past-president of Rotary Club of East Nassau, deputy assistant governor of Dis trict 7020. HOWARD K. STERN L OS ANGELES Jurors in the Anna Nicole Smith drug trial were shown a video Monday in which t he former model denies being on drugs during a perf ormance on a TV awards show in 2004, according to Associated Press D efence attorney Steve Sadow presented the video d uring a surprisingly brief cross-examination of Larry Birkhead, the father of S mith's daughter. Birkhead made the video w ith Smith four days after the American Music Awards show in which hers lurred speech raised questions about whether she was u nder the influence. "People thought I was drunk, on drugs, losing it," Smith said on the video thatB irkhead said was broadcast on TV. "I'm not losing it, America. I'm fine, happy." I t was the jury's most e xtensive look at the demeanor of Smith and the first time her voice was heard in the drug conspiracyc ase denying she was on drugs. The prosecution last week p layed the AMA footage in an effort to show she was impaired by taking too many prescription drugs.B irkhead suggested Smith h ad just been projecting her public personality on the show. T he judge stressed that jurors should evaluate the video shown Monday only i n relation to Smith's mann erisms, not what she said. S mith appeared brighteyed and her speech was not slurred. She was carefully coifed and made up, pro jecting her signature, glamo rous image, and held a small white dog on her lap. "When I go out on stage, I always work it. I work the crowds," she said, explain-i ng the AMA performance that Birkhead had described a s "loopy." She said she had been up sick the night before and w as nervous. All her remarks were scripted, and o ther than the one line she couldn't see on the teleprompter, she followed t he script, she said. Birkhead previously test ified about his concerns that Smith was taking too many prescription medications ona regular basis. The night before the a wards show, he said, she suffered a seizure and was almost too sick to go on. He said he urged her to cancel,b ut she insisted on going for ward. He said he didn't see her take any drugs thatn ight. S mith said on the video shot by Birkhead that she was shocked when the calls began coming after theA MA show asking if she was under the influence dur ing the performance. A mong those who eventually called, according to testimony, was her doctor, Sandeep Kapoor, who wasw orried she might have b een taking too many pre scription drugs. Smith's lawyer-boyfriend H oward K. Stern, who is represented by Sadow, Kapoor and Dr. Khristine E roshevich have pleaded n ot guilty to conspiring to p rovide Smith with massive doses of opiates and seda tives. They are not accused of causing her 2007 overdose death. Video shows Anna Nicole denying drug use at awards show

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Mr Rose reported that BASRA received a report from air traffic control that it had lost communication around 9am with the aircraft which was some 23 miles in-bound from Walkers Cay. They told us that the aircraft was at 1,500ft and losing altitude. They gave us a radio and we plotted a course and we got out as quickly as we could, Mr Rose said. Pilot Capt John Roberts, a BASRA volunteer, spotted the downed aircraft and gave rescuers a rough position fix. Mr Rose said a US Coast Guard aircraft was able to locate the survivors and drop a rescue raft. They dropped a rescue raft which unfortunately missed the drop, but they also dropped a smoke bomb and gave out what we call a pon pon and we were able to get a more exact location, he said. Mr Rose said the nose of the aircraft was at the sea bottom and the tail was floating out of the water. All of the survivors were wearing life vests and hanging on to the tail of the aircraft. We confirmed that all six people were alive, including one person who was six months pregnant. It really came out nicely for as far as how things could have gone. This is one of those days when you are proud to be volunteering and to be a part of a team of rescuers, with the Defence Force, Police and BASRA, Rose said. According to the BASRA official, the pilot told him that he lost one engine and was unable to maintain altitude. He (the pilot 1,500ft and was not able to maintain altitude so he dropped as low as he could and flared the aircraft out and touch the tail down first. He made impact with the water at roughly 60 knots, which is about 68 to 70 mph when he hit the water. As a pilot he could not have done anything better, commented Mr Rose. The pilot said when the plane hit the water it slid for a very short time and then a wave came up over the front and shattered the windshield, but it did not implode on them so they had enough time to get to the emergency exit. The pilot knew what he was doing as he has 15 years flying experience, and we could not have asked for a better outcome, he said. Mr Cambridge declined to talk with the media about the ordeal, but said he wanted to thank BASRA, the Defence Force, the US Coast Guard and all those who came to their assistance and rescued them. Terrence Bullard is grateful his wife and two children are alive. He and his family went to Grand Cay to attend his wifes brothers funeral. He decided to return by boat instead. Mr Bullard went to the airport around 9am to pick up his family, but became concerned when the aircraft did not arrive as scheduled. I was scared because I know the flight from Walkers Cay is only 20 minutes, and after an hour passed and I did not see the plane I got concerned. I went to the airport and saw some pilots running around. I asked what happened and they told me they just heard that Fritz went down. It felt like my whole world came to an end, he said. Mr Bullard became very emotional at one point and paused to regain his composure. He commended the airport company, BASRA, the police, and everyone who assisted in the search and rescue. They did a very good job in getting the rescue effort together. And I thank God they were able to find them because they went up the first time and they did not find them. But, I understand that Capt. Roberts, a veteran search and rescue man, saw them. I have not seen him yet to shake his hand, but I want to thank him. He saw them when the other pilots missed them, he said. Terranique Bullard, one of the passengers onboard the aircraft, was the first to be assisted from the boat. She said they were in the water for about two and a half to three hours. She said they saw several search planes above. I was very afraid. We were on the wing of the plane and the water was rough and it was raining. The pilot did a good job. He dived into the plane to get the life vests for us and the radio transmitter, she said. He gave us good instructions and told us where to go and the correct position to be in and he helped us with our life vests, she said. registrations increase to 1,470 each this year a figure almost 500 greater than the 1,000 stu dents the Ministry considers ideal, forcing the Government to refuse any more enrolments there others continue to have space for hundreds of young sters. Mr Bannister said it is the phenomena of parents seeking to move their children into schools which are rumoured to have produced above average exam results, over and above additional demands on the public school system for other rea sons such as through migration of students out of private schools that has seen some schools populations rise dra matically this year. The problem were having is that even if they are not from areas, they are still trying to get into those schools while others could hold hundreds more students, said Mr Bannister. Responding to comments from Director of Education Lionel Sands last week, in which he confirmed the growth in demand for CV Bethel and SC McPherson, President of the Bahamas Union of Teachers Belinda Wilson said the Min istry of Education should con sider building more schools in the south western part of New Providence given the growing population and demand for school places in that area. However, while population growth in south west New Providence is a factor that needs to be taken into consideration by the Ministry of Education, said Mr Bannister, stricter enforcement of the feeder school sys tem could also go a long way in addressing the problem. We have to make sure stu dents enrol in the schools they should enrol in. They need to stay in the communities theyre in and the feeder school system needs to operate properly. But south west area growing in pop ulation also have to look at the school population in that area. Well have the figures by end of this week to ascertain exactly how many students enrolled in those schools come from those areas and how many of them come from elsewhere, said the Education Minister. The move by some parents to put their children into cer tain high achieving public schools comes despite the fact that no official statistics have been released to the public to indicate which schools students did better than others in the recently released BGCSE and BJC exams. Mr Bannister said that in actual fact, while certain public schools did do extremely well in the exams seeing great improvements in their overall achievement levels among stu dents virtually all public schools saw improvements. Following the publication of an article in The Tribune last week in which the increased enrolment at the CV Bethel and SC McPherson schools was highlighted, along with the plight of a parent, Charles Not tage, who had found he could no longer find a place for his daughter Chavanna at SC McPherson despite its closeness to his home, many Tribune readers left angry comments on our www.tribune242.com web site blaming the situation on the number of Haitian chil dren in the public school system. Out of a total of 30 com ments on the story, many called for the removal and deporta tion of children of Haitian parentage from the public school system, with some suggesting that no child of Haitian abstraction should be allowed a school place in place of a full blooded Bahamian student. Speaking to The Tribune last week, Mr Sands said there is room in the system for every child who needs to enrol, though perhaps not at the first school of choice. Meanwhile, Mr Bannister has previously stated that The Bahamas cannot discriminate against any child seeking an education in this country. For a civilized country that subscribes to the United Nations convention, it is our obligation to ensure children are educated. Any country that discriminates against children labels itself as a barbaric soci ety," he said. with a knife, and one of them discharged his service revolver shooting the man in the upper body. People living in the area said they were startled as the gunfire rang out. Some claim they heard five shots and police used excessive force, others said the suspect got what he deserved. ASP Miller said: A knife is a deadly instrument, very deadly, and we have seen in other homicides people killed with a knife, including police officers. If an officer perceives a real threat it is in the hands of that officer he would make that call. Our response was very quick and I want to commend the South East division, particularly East Street South, for their quick response to this matter. Mr Miller did not identify the police officer who pulled the trigger, and said the suspect, believed to be in his early to mid-20s, has not yet been formally identified. However, neighbours said three young women, believed to be friends or relatives of the dead sus pect, visited the scene of the shooting and walked away weeping. A 51-year-old Breadfruit Street woman said: I think they should have shot him in his legs or something, then lock him up and do it the right way. Send him to court, send him to prison. That is somebodys child too. But another neighbour, who did not want to be named, disagreed. She said: We dont know what the police officer saw so I guess I have to trust he did the right thing. Breadfruit Street resident Shirley McPhee, 34, said she was frightened when she heard five shots fired just a few houses down from her own home, but was relieved when she realised police were on the scene. I dont feel bad about the fact they shot and killed him because it could have been somebody elses life at stake, she said. But now that I know he had a knife, I think they should have shot him in the leg, not shot to kill. Mr Miller said police detectives and intelli gence officers are targetting criminals in Pinewood Gardens every day as they work to take serious law-breakers off the streets and make the neighbourhood safe for residents. desperately in need of relief in respect to this dire unemploym ent situation. The question for us in examining in detail the i mplications of whatever the number of work permits are, the impact on Bahamian labour, and the length of time of the work permits, he said. H aving financially backed the $2.6 billion investment, the Peoples Republic of China is also requesting some 4,920 work permits for Chinese labour for the construction of the project. These work permits will come before Parliament in the res o lution on September 8 to be voted on. Leader of Opposition Business in the House of Assembly, Obie Wilchcombe, has already described the amount of foreignl abour needed for the project as politically toxic adding that the government is requiring Parliament to vote on the matter to avoid taking the brunt of what is expected to be massive pub l ic criticism in the near future. A ccording to sources in t he PLP and the FNM, Mr Gibson was said to always have had intentions of representing the area even before he left the PLP andb ecame an FNM MP in 2 009. The leadership of the PLP has known of his intentions and desire for Eleuthera before he departed that sinking ship in 2009,s o there isnt much surprise there, the source said. Mr Gibson is also a young man with a lot of promise and talent, so we expect him to do well in this area. But we are not ones top romote candidates for seats and the like, this far out. That is for the Opposition, who feel in some misguided fashion that they are building momentum. We are still i n the business of governing. Currently, there are two p robable PLP opponents in the area who Mr Gibson will face the seats incumbent representative, former Speaker of the House of Assembly Oswald Ingrah am, and attorney Damien G omez. While it is uncertain which PLP candidate would get thef inal nod for the area, there is a feeling among some PLP MPs that their colleague Mr I ngraham will make another r un for his seat considering what they claim is the national swing that will bef orthcoming in 2012. However, this momentum was questioned by anF NM strategist who said the P LP will not have this leg to lean on. The FNM is in governm ent. We know more about what is going on in the country and the economy thant he PLP. We know more about what is in the pipeline than the PLP. This momen t um that the PLP speaks of is only in a vacuum. So this discussion that they are having about K ennedy must be taken in that vein, he said. FROM page one Registration BUS R OBBERYSUSPECT SHOTDEADBYPOLICE FROM page one F ROM page one Kenyatta FROM page one PLP Baha Mar vote SIX people were taken to hospital by ambulance with serious injuries yesterday when two t rucks collided on Frank Watson Highway in western New Providence. According to police, a man identified as Mark Pinder lost control of the white 2003 Ford 350 truck he was driving west along the highway at around 10.30am, colliding head on with a black 1997 F150 truck being driven by Kevin Brown of Seabreeze Lane. Mr Pinder, of Village Green, Village Road, had three passengers in his vehicle at the time, while Mr Brown was travelling with two other people. A ll of those involved, except Mr Pinder, suffered from serious injuries as a result of the c rash, said police Superintendent Carolyn Bowe in a statement. CRASHSCENE: Firefighters remove one of the injured after yesterdays accident. SIX SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER TRUCKS COLLIDE T im Clarke / Tribune staff FROM page one Plane crash CRASHSURVIVORS: Tamasio Bullard (left

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any phone call, inquiries. No nothing. They destroyed all of our fruit trees: mango, pear, guinep, soursop. All of our cassava, yams. The Ministry of Works people (working on Corridor 5) started coming in our yard digging in and cutting up the yam and cassava, said Althea Gibson, Mr Gibsons daughter. She owns a portion of the property and lives in the home complex with her parents. They flattened the whole land. Every year my mother picks the peas from her peas trees, bags them in quarts and sells them to church members and other people. My daddy was a farmer. Everything is gone. Everything you could name is gone, said Ms Gibson. Keith Bell, general legal council at Arawak Homes, said: We have shown them our maps and documents, which are recorded by lands and surveys. The Gibsons, they live in Rock Crusher, and they sought to enclose a portion of property that is theirs and a portion of vacant land behind their house g oing back to the road. I think that is where the mix up comes. They may have a boundary issue and we would have had the surveyors out there who would have staked out our property. They presumed they owned a portion of our prope rty. The property is in the back of them. There is 100 feet of property they are claiming ownership of. They fenced well in excess of 1,000 feet, said Mr Bell. Mr Bell confirmed Arawak Homes did cut down some trees. However, he said, we l eft their few trees on their property and only cut down trees on the portion of land of which the company is claiming ownership. Mr Bell said he met with the elderly couple at their home last week to explain what was happening. He said 74-yearo ld Vernica Gibson said she understood. Ms Gibson said her mother told the workers they were trespassing on private propert y when they came to bulldoze. They kept bulldozing. My mother and father are old. What could they do? You can't go up against a big tractor and big strapping men. My father has Alzheimers disease, she said. My parents feel raped. T hey are just glad they have children who can actually defend them. All she is doing is thanking God for her children. You know what it is for two old people; there is nothing they could do. Ms Gibson said if Arawak Homes is not willing to settle, s he can foresee a court case. If they dont come to some agreement to put the gate back up and replace all the trees and pay fines for trespassing and all the stress I am going through then we are going full force. We are going to court. You cant take somet hing that the Supreme Court has already stamped, she said. They have to replace all of the trees, and if they can't they have to reimburse us for them. My oldest brother is mad because they cut down his guinep tree that he climbs every year. All of the trees were mature trees. The trees were planted by the family years ago. Some of the property in question was purchased. Other property was granted to the family by the Supreme Court through enacting the Quieting Titles Act. Mr Bell added: Arawak Homes has nothing to hide. We purchase property. I am prepared to sit with the family who claims ownership to show them where they made a mistake or where their issue lies. He said based on the documents faxed to him by the family, they do not have title to that portion of land. Ms Gibson said several messages left for Mr Bell and Tarvares Laroda, assistant to general legal council, were not returned. She said the familys attorney is preparing an affidavit to seek an injunction on the company to stop further clearing. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010, PAGE 15 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM ATLANTIC MEDICAL INSURANCE CO.LTD. Atlantic House,2nd Terrace & Collins Avenue,P.O.Box SS-5915,Nassau Tel.326-8191 Suite 5,Jasmine Corporate Center,East Sunrise Highway,P.O.Box F-42655,Freeport Tel.351-3960A member of Colonial Group International:Insurance,Health,Pensions,LifeChoice.With Atlantic Medical,it is in your hands.Selecting a health plan that works for you and your employees is very much a matter of personal choice. After all,its your money and your call its your decision.So why choose a health plan that takes the power of choice away from you? With Premier Health,choice is in your hands for where and how you,your employees and their family members, receive treatment when the big decisions about care need to be made.Call 326-8191 or visit www.cgigroup.bm Colonial Group International is rated A-(Excellentby AM Best. Premier HealthChoice and freedom of access to benefits (for elective care) remains a market leading feature of Premier Health FROM page one Arawak Homes in dispute

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B y NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor A major insurance group with key Bahamiano perations made no underwriting profit in 2009 because 87 per cent of every dollar earned was paid o ut to cover policyholder health c laims, a senior executive revealing that for 2010 to-date it had supported 14 air medical evacuation cases and claims reserved to exceed in excess of$ 1 million. Linda Gibson, president of Atlantic Medical Insurance, the Bahamianbased health insurance subsidiary of C olonial Group International, told the Rotary Club of East Nassau that Bahamians had to face certain realities and be prepared to pay for the medical services they wanted as costsr ose globally. Explaining that she was attempting to clear the air for Bahamian consumers, in an atmosphere where pers ons both here and globally were seeking scapegoats for rising medical insurance premiums and treatment costs, Mrs Gibson suggested that there was no one big bad wolf responsible. A rguing that the private health insurance companies had always been an easy target for politicians seeking someone to blame for rising healthc are costs, the Atlantic Medical chief said that typically her companys profit margins on an average policy were j ust 3 per cent. For every $1 in premium the company collected, the product was priced thus, Mrs Gibson said: 3 per cent is paid to the Government in Premium Tax 13 per cent is to cover administration costs, Mrs Gibson saying that s ome 2 per cent of this was for sales and marketing. Marketing, she explained, included the provision of health education information to Atlantic Medicals clients 78 per cent covers the payment of medical claims 3 per cent covers reinsurance costs 3 per cent represents Atlantis M edicals risk transfer/profit charge In 2009, for the Colonial Group I nternational, the parent company to Atlantic Medical, Colonial Pensions, Security and General and Life Choices, there was no underwriting profitd ue to adverse claims experience. In 2009, nearly 87 per cent out of every dollar was paid for the cost of healthcare, Mrs Gibson revealed. In summary, the cost of health insurance premiums is primarily a reflection of the overall cost of health care services, with the bulk of the premium going to pay for the cost ofh ealth benefits, such as hospitals, doctors, laboratories. Mrs Gibson argued that the Bahamian health insurance industry, l ike its counterparts elsewhere, was a cost effective and efficient administrator, which was not responsible for t he supply and cost of medical services the area where costs were increasing. If we stop paying, the system can g rind to a halt. Any deterioration in response time would have a major impact on the availability of care at home and overseas, where the ID card i s currently accepted for direct billing. Providers rely on insurers for cash flow, she explained. Right now, our problem is with inflation in the cost of care locally, not overseas, althoughw e see problems ahead for US care. Atlantic Medical and others were also risk carriers, Mrs Gibson said, acknowledging that healthcare costs w ere extremely difficult to predict. The cost of medical services in any B y NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor ESTABLISHED Bahamian auto dealers yesterday said theya nd the Public Treasury were losing thousands of dollars ay ear due to individuals, including some foreigners, selling i mported used cars below their prices through the submission o f false invoice amounts that dramatically lowered Customs duty payments. Brent Fox, proprietor of Montague Motors, told Tribune B usiness that the problem was pretty widespread and gettingo ut of hand, with the Customs Department seemingly aware that invoices with false purc hase prices were being submitted but unable to make much progress in their investigations. Taking the Toyota Harrier m odel as an example, Mr Fox said: Im struggling to sell it a t $13,000, and these guys are selling Harriers at $9,000, which is close to $2,000 less than my landed cost. He explained that he trave lled to Japan twice a year to attend used car auctions, whereh e purchased his inventory, never using the Internet. Havi ng made these trips for eight to nine years, Mr Fox said he understood the Japanese auction system, which mandated that there were no private usedc ar sales, everything going through the government there. A s a result, he had been able to obtain books showing the price Japanese used cars were sold at, including the lowest prices they fetched. With his k nowledge of the market, he said that if individuals were ablet o import Japanese used cars a nd sell them $3,000 below his consumer prices, something iss eriously going on. Theres no way they can be p aying $2,000 less than me if theyre going to Japan, and no way they can be doing that unless theyre cutting invoices. Its a problem thats been per s isting for some years, and no one can get to the bottom of i t, Mr Fox told Tribune Busi ness. 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S. John s on, its managing director telling Tribune Business the b ank would be toast if just 10 per cent of its mortgage p ortfolio was uninsured when a major hurricane hit. Barry Malcolm told this newspaper that he met with Bahamas Insurance Brokers A ssociation (BIBA tatives last week to ease their c oncerns over Scotiabank ( Bahamas) arrangement with J. S. Johnson, and explained t hat the bank with a mortgage portfolio easily in excess of $1 b illion needed to protect its assets, and the investment made by Bahamian homeowners, from exposure to hurricanes and other catastrophe perils if t he latter were unable to pay the annual property insurance p remium. Mr Malcolm also refuted c laims circulating among some in the insurance industry that J. S. Johnson had paid the bank a finders fee for signing up to the group policy, something that is effectively illegal under the new Insurance Act. A nd he told Tribune Busi n ess that Scotiabank (Bahamas s tanding objective to obtain its own insurance broker/agent l icence, which would have allowed it to sell insurance cov erage to its mortgage clients. We had a very good meeting with BIBA, and we e xplained to them to the background as to why we had put i n place this group insurance coverage basically, to protect o urselves against any part of our mortgage portfolio being uninsured, Mr Malcolm said. The issues they had raised we have agreed to address, and we will get back to them in Bank to address broker concerns S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 3 3 B B S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 2 2 B B S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 3 3 B B By NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor P RIME Minister Hubert Ingraham yesterday met with Baha Mars princi pals and the C hinese Ambassador tof urther discuss the proposed $ 2.6 billion Cable Beach redevelopment, sources familiar with develop ments told Tribune Business, the main remaining obstacle b eing the $200 million outstanding loan the developero wes to the Scotiabank (Bahamas T ribune Business revealed months ago that the impasse between Baha Mar and Scotia bank over the loan was a sig nificant hurdle yet to be over c ome, and this newspaper has been informed that the sum i nvolved, inclusive of principal and interest, has risen from earl ier estimates of $170-$180 mil lion to around $200 million. Barry Malcolm, Scotiabank (Bahamas declined to comment on the B aha Mar situation when contacted by Tribune Business yes t erday. While the total amount due from Baha Mar is less than has been reported elsewhere, progress on the $2.6 billion Cable Beach redevelopment is u nlikely to happen until the banking syndicate is repaid,d espite the developer having found new partners in the form o f China State Construction and the China Export-Import Bank. The Chinese government has also approved the project. That has placed the ball in t he Bahamian governments court, and that of Baha Mar.T he outstanding loan issue is thought to be one reason why P rime Minister Hubert Ingra ham has been lukewarm towards the project, especially since Scotiabank is refusing to shift from its position that Baha Mar and its principals, the Lyford Cay-based Izmirlian f amily, must repay the loan in full. T ribune Business previously reported that Scotiabank feels the situation is at an impasse, the bank having few attractive options at this point. While it wants to recover its funds, the sum involved being of critical i mportance to the Bahamian financial system, it will also recognise the Baha Mar pro$200m loan impasse hurdle for Baha Mar PM meets with developer s principals and Chinese Ambassador yesterday over $2.6bn project S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 2 2 B B INGRAHAM Phoney invoices costing dealers, Govt thousands Established auto companies say problem pretty widespread and getting out of hand By CHESTER ROBARDS Business Reporter crobards@tribunemedia.net US-based AvStar Aviations newly-appointed chief executive told Tribune Business yesterday that his company is hoping to open up airlift to Eleuthera and Abaco from West Palm Beach by yearend, in a bid to expand the operations of recently-acquired Twin Air Calypso, which has serviced the Bahamas from Fort Lauderdale for more than 50 years. Clayton Gamber added that the new service could deliver 100 individuals to those islands four days per week through scheduled service. He said the route is as marketable today as it has been in Airlift acquisition tar gets Out Islands S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 2 2 B B Insurer: Health claims take 87% of every $1

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C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 2B, TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Baha Mar: $200m loan impasse jects importance to the nationa l economy, which has nothing else on the horizon capable of dragging it out of recession. If Scotiabank moved to foreclose, it would be left runnings everal loss-making resorts and with little prospect of recovering the loans full value. It would almost certainly be f orced to downsize the hotels workforces to cut costs as well. A debt-for-equity swap, where the Scotiabank syndicate took an ownership stake in theB aha Mar project, would also not be attractive to a conservative lender, since it would effectively have to write-down the v alue of that $170-$180 million loan. It is likely that Baha Mar and its principals, the Izmirlian family, will not settle the Scotiabank situation until all required approvals from the Bahamian a nd Chinese governments are in hand, Tribune Business has been made to understand. Resolution of the situation is m ade even more critical because part of the collateral for the Scotiabank loan is real estate upon which the $2.5 billion financing from the ChinaE xport-Import Bank will be secured. Without the Scotiabank security being lifted, the Chinese i nstitution will be unable to use that real estate as collateral, since it is already encumbered. Robert Sands, Baha Mars senior vice-president of gov-e rnmental and external affairs, told Tribune Business last month: We have been working very hard and collaboratively w ith our partners in Scotiabank. They know the Bahamian economy very well due to the important business they conduct here, and they certainly understand t he positive impact our project will have on it. We are in very active negotiations to finalise the terms of t he bridge financing they have provided, and we expect to reach a resolution on this in the very near term. Pointing to the estimated $1 b illion impact to Bahamian gross domestic product (GDP that the Baha Mar project would have during its first full y ear in operation, plus the almost 11,000 jobs including 7,000 direct ones that would be created, Mr Sands said the Cable Beach redevelopmenth eld huge economic benefits for the Bahamas and the Bahamian people. He added that the project could not have come at a better time as the economy begins to recover. This will certainly aid the economy as it starts that process. F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 1 1 B B the past, since it is frequently travelled by West Palm and Abaco residents. Mr Gamber added that as AvStar Aviation grows Twin Air, they will eventually expand their f leet of aircraft and routes in the Bahamas. Most of the work we do is between Eleuthera and Abaco, and these are the destinations wherew e want to make service better, he said. Eventually we will look further into the Bahamas. T win Air currently services Eleuthera and Abaco with six aircraft, consisting of Piper Navjos and Cessna 402s. According to a press release from AvStar, Twin Air will now have the means to expandt he business through the equity markets and will conduct $500,000 worth of refurbishments ont heir aircraft. Mr Gamber said any new aircraft acquisitions will be considered when the refurb ishments are completed. The company offers passenger and cargo services to the Bahamas from Fort Lauderdale. And though they have acquired approvals from the B ahamas government for the new route, they are still awaiting approvals from West Palm Beach in order to operate. Mr Gamber said no management or personnel c hanges have taken place since AvStar absorbed Twin Air for an undisclosed amount of cash and s tock. AvStar is pleased to be entering the air carrier m arket and looks forward to serving the passenger and freight requirements of the citizens andt ourists of the Bahamas, said the press release. Being a subsidiary of AvStar will allow Twin A ir Calypso to upgrade the existing fleet of aircraft, open new destinations, and increase the capacity of the existing route structure. H e added that AvStars maintenance and repair facilities in south Florida will provide Twin A ir with airframe and engine maintenance, ground support and fuelling services, makingt he AvStar family a vertically integrated opera tion. b y the book. I dont know all thats going on, whether theyre submitting lower amounts on invoices or not paying duty at all. Its pretty widespread and g etting out of hand. Mr Fox said all Customs n eeded to do to verify that invoice valuations submitted w ere correct was to match them with the wire transfer sums sent out of the Bahamas to purchase used cars. While the submission of wire t ransfer sums along with invoic es was required by Customs, Mr Fox said such a practice had never been enforced by the Department. T elling Tribune Business that he sometimes received callsf rom Customs checking on used car invoice prices, Mr Fox said: Theyre aware of whats going on, and appear to be making inquiries, but never more than once or twice a year. After the heat is off, it goes back to busin ess as usual. Mr Fox was backed by Ben Albury, operations manager at Bahamas Bus and Truck, who told Tribune Business: Cust oms has called me to investigate some of these thingsb efore, but they never seem to go very far. H e added that while he was not against competition, and welcomed it, it had to be on a level playing field for all concerned. I I N N V V O O I I C C E E S S , f f r r o o m m 1 1 B B Airlift acquisition targets Out Islands F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 1 1 B B

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short order. The meeting was very cordial and productive. When asked by Tribune B usiness to clarify the finders fee rumours, Mr Malcolm saids uch claims were untrue, adding: No fees of any kind w ere paid by J. S. Johnson. This is a straight, transparent deal related to insurance coverage. We shopped around for quite a while, and J. S. Johnson came up with the best num bers. We had to do it; the expos ure is enormous. If we had a huge hit from a major hurri-c ane, and 10 per cent of our mortgage portfolio was unins ured, wed be toast. I can now sleep at night. Given a mortgage portfolio worth $1 billion-plus, if 10 per cent of its mortgage portfolio w as uninsured and totally wiped out by a major storm,S cotiabank (Bahamas potentially lose some $100 mill ion worth of assets. Asked by this newspaper whether Scotiabank (Bahamaswas still seeking an insurance agent/broker licence, Mr Malcolm told this newspaper: We had looked at that, but we have p ut that to one side, because our core business is loans, and t hats where the focus is. Tribune Business had been told by insurance industry sources that Scotiabank (Bahamas obtain such a licence for some time, but had been told by the Insurance Commission of the Bahamas it would not be forthcoming. Such a licence would have brought Scotiabank (Bahamas on an equal footing with rivals FINCO and FirstCaribbean International Bank (Bahamas b oth of which have insurance licences, but small Bahamian brokers have long feared such a development would be anticompetitive and squeeze themo ut of the homeowners market. Scotiabank (Bahamas t ion was yesterday backed by one Bahamian insurance brok er source, who said the J. S. Johnson group insurance policy issue had been blown out of all proportion. Acknowledging the com p laints of some brokers that Scotiabank (Bahamase ffectively take business from them under this arrangement, t he source said: The way the arrangement is supposed to work is that the only time Sco tiabank uses the J. S. Johnson facility is when the client does n ot pay the premium, or does not provide confirmation, thatt he home is insured. Given its potential multi-mill ion dollar exposure, and the Bahamas location in the hurri cane catastrophe belt, the bro ker acknowledged that Scotiabank (Bahamas r ight to ensure its asset exposure was protected when the h omeowners did not step up to the plate. T he broker source added that BIBAs concerns may have been sparked by a small minority of Scotiabank (Bahamas loan officers and managers misu nderstanding the J. S. John son arrangement, and thinkingt hey had to push all their mort gage borrowing clients intoi nsuring with the company, regardless of whether they c ould pay their premium or not. Its one or two Scotiabank personnel pushing clients to use t his facility, but thats being addressed, the source said, t elling Tribune Business that the J. S. Johnson arrangement was not going to be an issue going forward. Similar concerns were raised b y BIBA president Vaughn Culmer in an e-mail sent toA ssociation members last week prior to his meeting with Mr M alcolm. The message, seen by Tribune Business, said: I was informed by one of our mem ber companies of continued h eavy handedness by Scotiabank with their clients by insisti ng that the client cancel the policy with the incumbent broker, who renewed the policy months earlier, and keep the J. S. Johnson policy which wasr ecently effected. Even after the broker prov ided proof that the policy was renewed, they still insisted that t he client cancel the policy. Now the client has to pay the broker for time on cover as well as the J.S. Johnson policy, which is added to the loan and c harged interest. The question is ...What is encouraging Scot iabank (Bahamas perform in this manner? Tribune Business understands that Scotiabank (Bahamasc omplaint, and whether some staff may have overstepped them ark as alleged. This newspaper was told that the bank had p repared detailed instructions for its staff on the J. S. Johnson policy, including what it was, how it was to be handled, and what to say to clients, realising i ts staff could not act as unlicensed insurance brokers/agents. Mr Malcolm effectively confirmed this, telling TribuneB usiness: Our people are not brokers and agents. They aren ot allowed to sell or push insurance for J. S. Johnson or a nybody. Thats not going to happen. Mr Culmer did not return Tribune Businesss call yester day seeking comment. C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS THE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010, PAGE 3B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 127,&( ,17+((67$1(/6213$75,&.60,7+ODWH RI6HD%HDFK(VWDWHVLQWKH:HVWHUQ'LVWULFWRIWKH ,VODQGRIHZURYLGHQFH7KH%DKDPDV 127,&(LVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDWDOOSHUVRQVKDYLQJDQ\ FODLPRUGHPDQGDJDLQVWWKHDERYH(VWDWHDUHUHTXLUHG WRVHQGWKHLUQDPHVDGGUHVVHVDQGSDUWLFXODUVRI VDPHFHUWLHGLQZULWLQJWRWKHXQGHUVLJQHGRQRU EHIRUHWKHW KGD\RI6HSWHPEHUDQGLI UHTXLUHGWRSURYHVXFKGHEWVRUFODLPVRUGHIDXOWEH H[FOXGHGIURPDQ\GLVWULEXWLRQDIWHUWKHDERYHGDWH WKHDVVHWVZLOOEHGLVWULEXWHGKDYLQJUHJDUGRQO\WR WKHSURYHGGHEWVRUFODLPVRIZKLFKWKH$GPLQLVWUDWRU VKDOOKDYHKDGQRWLFH $1'127,&(LVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDWDOOSHUVRQV LQGHEWHGWRWKHVDLG(VWDWHDUHUHTXHVWHGWRPDNHIXOO VHWWOHPHQWRQRUEHIRUHWKHWK6HSWHPEHU 6<'%5,/(*$/(59,&(6 $WWRUQH\VIRUWKH$GPLQLVWUDWRU 1DRPL+RXVH 7HUUDFH:HVW 3 1DVVDX%DKDPDV B B A A N N K K , f f r r o o m m p p a a g g e e 1 1 B B By RoyalFidelity Capital M arkets IT WAS a slow week of trading in the Bahamian stock market. Investors traded in seveno ut of the 24 listed securities, with three decliners and the other securities remaining unchanged. E E Q Q U U I I T T Y Y M M A A R R K K E E T T A total of 11,813 shares changed hands, representing a decline of 24,846 shares com-p ared to the previous week's trading volume of 36,659 shares. Benchmark (Bahamas ( BBL) was the volume leader l ast week, with 6,000 shares trading to see its stock price close down $0.04 at $0.20. Cable Bahamas (CAB t he lead decliner last week, its stock price dropping by $0.34 on a volume of 1,450 shares to close at $10.77. F inance Corporation of the B ahamas (FIN week down, its share price declining by $0.10 on a volume of 2,000 shares to end the weeka t $8.80. B B O O N N D D M M A A R R K K E E T T No notes traded in the B ahamian bond market last w eek. C C O O M M P P A A N N Y Y N N E E W W S S E E a a r r n n i i n n g g s s R R e e l l e e a a s s e e s s : : Cable Bahamas (CAB r eleased unaudited results for t he quarter ended June 30, 2010. For the quarter, CAB reported net income of $4.8 million, which declined by $2.6 m illion or 35 per cent in comp arison to the same quarter in the prior year. While CABs revenues of $22.2 million increased by $1.2m illion or 6 per cent quarterover-quarter, operating expenses also increased, rising by $2.3 million or 24 per cent in comp arison to the prior year period. Management noted that the significant increase in operating expenses is primarily due to higher regulatory and pro-f essional costs associated with the liberalisation of the communications industry. It was also noted that the $1.2 million p reference share dividends increased by $700,000 quarterover-quarter. Earnings per share for the quarter were $0.26 comparedt o $0.38 reported in the 2009 second quarter, a decline a of $0.12. C olina Holdings Bahamas (CHL released unaudited financial statements for the quarter ended June 30, 2010, reporting net income available to common shareholders of $7.5m illion, compared to $757,000 in the same quarter in 2009. It w as noted that both net premium revenue and net policyholder benefits were down quarter-over-quarter, with net p remium revenues of $22 mill ion declining by $1.5 million or 6 per cent, while net benefits paid of $11 million declined by $3.3 million or 23 per cent. I n its revenues, CHL reported net investment income of $7.9 million, which increased by $2.3 million or 40 per cent in c omparison to the prior quarter, while its expenses reflected reduced changes in provision for future policyholder benefits of $722,000. These declinedb y $3.3 million or 82 per cent. CHL reported earnings per share of $0.30, compared to $0.03 in the comparative quart er, an increase of $0.27. At June 30, 2010, CHL reported total assets and liabilities of $505 million and $397 million respectively, increasesb y $6.7 million and $2.1 million from year-end December 31, 2009. Fidelity Bank (Bahamas (FBB released unaudited results for the six-month period ended June 30, 2010. FBB reported a net loss of $327,000 compared to net income of$ 582,000 reported in the comparative period in the prior y ear, a decline of $909,000. Net interest income of $3.9 million declined by $409,000 or 9 per cent, while non-interest i ncome of $2.6 million also d eclined, falling by $106,000 or 4 per cent in comparison to the prior period. The banks $6.9 million total e xpenses increased by $394,000 or 6 per cent, primarily due to higher depreciation and amortisation costs, as well as higher g eneral and administrative costs. Provision for loan losses of $669,000 also increased by $84,000 or 14 per cent in comparison to the prior period. F BB reported negative earnings per share for the six-month period of $0.01, compared to earnings per share of $0.02 r eported for the same period in 2009. Total assets and liabilities as at June 30, 2010, were $280 million and $247 million respec-t ively, compared to $276 million and $242 million at the end of the prior year. Customer deposits of $222 m illion increased by $4.7 million or 2 per cent during the six-month period, while mortgages and loans of $201 million, and cash balances on hand and at banks of $34.4 million,i ncreased by $1.2 million and $5.8 million respectively. ROYAL FIDELITY MARKETWRAP Insurer: Health claims take 87% of every $1 one year can fluctuate dramatically. This is not surprising when one considers that catastrophic claims frequently e xceed $500,000 right here in the Bahamas, and can reach $1 million and beyond, Mrs Gibson said. To date, the largest claim that we have seen in our book of business was in excess of $1.49 million. In 2009, we supported more than 20 cases w here patients were air ambulanced to a US facility and numerous between the Family Islands and Nassau. Already for 2010 we have supported 14 air evacuation cases and individual claims reserved to exceed in excess of $1 million. She added: If the system d oes overheat, it is the insurer that carries the burden, at least in the short term, not the Government or the taxpayer. Naturally premium adjustments will seek to retrieve losses over the long term. We suggest that competition serves to keep administrat ion costs low and to improve administrative efficiency........ We cannot simply blame the insurance industry for the rising c osts. Important factors to note are that 70 per cent of thec laims costs are incurred locally and 30 per cent overseas. The three main influencing factors have been general inflation, p rice increases for certain services in excess of inflation, and increased utilization. Urging the Government to b e realistic over the healthcare reforms it was planning, and promises to the same, Mrs Gibson said it was impossible to get away from cost, since itm ight not be economically viable to provide certain types of secondary and tertiary care. She added: As a people, B ahamians are used to getting the best of everything and, until recently, have been lucky to live in a fairly affluent economy, at least when compared to manyo f our Caribbean counterparts. However, we now have to face certain realities that the rest of the world has been wrestling w ith for a number of years. There are certain pragmatic decisions that have to be made. As consumers, if we want to have access to mores ervices, have access to advanced treatments that enable us to live longer, more productive lives, we have to be p repared to pay for them. At the same time, the providers of healthcare have to be held accountable for quality outcomes and be realistic in the level of care that can be prov ided in a community of 60,000 in Grand Bahama or 300,000 i n the Bahamas as a whole at a cost effective price. F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 1 1 B B

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GREEN SCENE By Gardener Jack By JEFFARAH GIBSON T ribune Features Writer T HERE is a reason why p arents say to their little girs wipe from front to back after urinating. T he close proximity of the vaginal o pening to the anus, makes it susceptible to e-coli, a bacteria present in faeces. When this bacteria enters t he body and begins duplicating, it causes a number of bladder infections. D r Patrick Whitfield at Oxford M edical Center and a consultant in family medicine at the Department of Family Planning at Princess Margaret Hospital told Tribune Health in a recent interview, that there is more than one way the e-coli bacteria e nters the body. When e-coli gets into the body it enters the bladder and causes a urinary tract infection, he explained. Urinary tract infections are characterised by a persistent urge to urin ate, a burning sensation of the uret hra during urination, passing frequent, small amounts of urine, urine that appears cloudy, urine thata ppears bright pink or cola coloured, blood in the urine, pelvic pain in women, and rectal pain in men. The bacteria can also be contract e d during intercourse which can then lead to cystitis (infection of the blad der). The e-coli bacteria can also enter the body during sexual activity. This is the reason why womena re advised to empty their bladders p rior to intercourse. A mans anatomy is much different than a woman, and the anatomy of the female body i s what causes women to be more susceptible to urinary infections, h e explained. Interstitial cystitis is an inflammatory condition that is characterisedb y a combination of uncomfortable b ladder pressure, bladder pain and sometimes pain in the pelvis, whichc an range from mild burning or discomfort to severe pain. Dr Whitfield said there are no p roven facts as to how interstitial c ystitis originates. However www.mayoclinic.com suggests that nerve signals from the brain becomep erplexed. The bladder is a hollow, muscular, balloon-shaped organ that storesu rine until it is emptied. In adults, t he bladder expands until it's full and then signals the brain that it's time to urinate by communicating t hrough the pelvic nerves. This cre ates the urge to urinate in most people. With interstitial cystitis, theses ignals somehow get mixed up, and p eople feel the need to urinate more often and with smaller volumes of urine than most people, the website explained. When a person has interstitial cystitis it leads to the stiffening of the wall of the bladder which causes the bladder to hold less urine. Dr Whitfield said that there is no c ure for interstitial cystitis. However, i t can be treated with respective medications. According to www.mayoclinic.com they include i buprofen (advil, motrin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory d rugs. Tricyclic antidepressants, such as amitriptyline or imipramine (tofranilr elax your bladder and block pain. A ntihistamines, such as diphenhydramine (benadryl( claritin, others) can be used which may reduce urinary urgency and frequency and relieve other symptoms. T wo other cystitis, chemical and d rug induced, are non-bacterial and non infectious disorders that are experienced by some as well. C hemical cystitis is the irritation of the bladder and has been associated with the use of bubble baths, andf eminine hygiene sprays. This occurs when the body has an allergic reaction to a substance. Things like sanitary napkins, sperm icidal jellies, radiation therapy and chemotherapy can cause chemical cystitis to develop," he explained. S ome symptoms include painful u rination, pressure on the low pelvis, frequent need to urinate decrease ability to hold in urine. Drugs used in chemotherapy also causes drug induced cystitis to develop Dr Whitfield said. B ladder incontinence is another common problem associated witht he bladder. Sometimes is affects a p ersons everyday activities. There is a valve the controls the outflow of urine. It is called the sphincter muscles. In certain condi-t ions the muscle weaken and a per son's ability to keep urine in the b ladder is lost," Dr Whitfield said. He added that any pressure on t he pelvic region can cause one to l ose control which will cause an u nfortunate "accident". In most cases people who have extreme urinary incontinence havec atheters, a tube that allow drainage of fluids, inserted. Exploring bladder conditions C M Y K C M Y K H EALTH T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010, PAGE 5B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM health B ODYANDMIND T h e T r i b u n e INFECTION: The close proximity of the vaginal opening to the anus, makes it susceptible to e-coli, a bacteria present in faeces. Seagrapes P ERHAPSnothing brings back memories of a Bahami a n childhood more than the taste of a sweet ripe seagrape on a late summers day. Like Prousts madeleine it c an open floodgates to the long forgotten. Seagrape fruit not only has a distinctive taste, it has a haunting scent that is unique. The size can vary from very spare and hardly larger than a pea to a plump one-inch diametre. Bahamian Out Island children know the locations of all the best trees along the coastline and keep them as secret as they can. The seagrape tree (Coc coloba uvifera) comes in male and female forms but it is only the female that bears fruit. The male puts out rudimentary flowers but never fruit. The small white flowers are produced in a hanging column during early spring and are pollinated by bees. The flowers give way to small green fruits that take months to ripen and look like clusters of green wine grapes. Ripening occurs sporadi cally in individual fruits so that unlike wine grapes a bunch of ripe fruits cannot be cut at one time. This means that a few days after collecting a bucketful of seagrapes from the shoreline the same trees can be revisit ed to produce another bucketful of fruits, and so on. The leathery round leaves of seagrape make it one of the easiest of all trees to identify. When they are young they are bronze-brown and appear to be highly lacquered. In autumn some leaves turn dark red and fall but there is no wholesale loss of foliage. The trees are famous for being able to endure extreme salt conditions yet produce fruit that is tasty and aromatic. Earlier this year, the Min istry of Public Works removed casuarinas from Saunders Beach and replaced them with seagrape trees. Seagrape trees are native to tropical America so it is proper we have them decorating a Bahamian beach r ather than an Australian i nvasive import. Seagrape trees can grow away from the shoreline, and in the garden they can be judiciously pruned to form an u mbrella shape that provides good shade. Even better, the bunches of ripening grapes hang down from the flat canopy in onep lane and make picking a cinch. Most seagrapes that are not eaten out of hand are used tom ake grape jelly. S eagrape wood is hard and is used for carving figurines and masks and such. It is one of the favourite native woods used in smoking of meats and fish. Used green or allowed to dry and then soaked in water, seagrape wood gives a distinctive smoke flavour that is mild and pleasant. Seagrape leaves placed on top of the coals of a regular barbecue also produce an aromatic smoke. Seldom seen but quite spectacular is the grandiflora version of seagrape. The leaves can be up to three-feet across and are fairly floppy, nowhere near as stiff as regular seagrape leaves. It is hard to dissociate sea grapes from coco plums because they inhabit the same general terrain. Although coco plum season is almost over there are still some ripe fruits about if you look hard. Coco plum shrubs (Chrysobalanus icaco to about 10 feet and the neat overlapping roundish leaves make it a good candidate for either a specimen tree or a hedge. The seashore coco plum bears pinkish white fruits and the plants often stay at about three feet. The red-tipped or inland coco plum bears dark purple fruits (usually called black that are considered superior in taste to the white. Unlike seagrapes, coco plums seem to be enjoyed only by children. While sea grapes can help quench a thirst, coco plums make it worse. For questions or more information please e-mail gardenerjack@coralwave.com. COLOURFUL TREATS: THESE seagrapes on Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, were ripe before the end of July. BIG LEAVES: GRANDIFLORA seagrapes have enormous floppy leaves and are a spectacular addition to any garden.

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IN A collaborative work environment, employees put aside their personal differences and work together. This type of environment is grounded in trust, integrity, human valueand respect. Unfortunately, collaboration does not alwaysoccur. Here are five ways you can set the stage for a collaborative environment. 1. Break Down Silos : Silos occur when there are self-suf ficient teams of employees that do not communicate or con nect with each other regard ing achievement of their goals. They operate as if they are the only department within the business, ignoring the need for working together. When silos are present in your business, employees don't network internally, or consistently help each other. In order to demolish silos and build bridges across your organisation, it is important to create relationships that canhelp you get work done. Building bridges by helping your coworkers can lead to reciprocity and to building or reinforcing a foundation of trust. Another way you can demolish silos is by opening the flow of communication by implementing a schedule of meetings designed to share the right information with the rightpeople at the right time. Developing appropriate leadership competencies is another important considera tion when deciding to break down silos. If leaders can recognise when walls are being built and maintained, they can proactively encourage or reward collaborative behaviours. It is important to note that in a collaborative workplace, employees will continue to express different points of view. The differentiating factor is when there is collaboration, various perspectives are considered from an interest based view, focusing on deep er common interests and using those interests to overcome differences. Therefore, through inclusive leadership practices and trust building, shared goals will begin to emerge and the walls of the silos will be systematically bro ken down. 2. Navigate Office Politics: Trust and respect have already been established as fundamental building blocks of collaborative behaviour. In the absence of trust and respect, a highly political environment can evolve and survive because it is being fed by coworkers who only care about their success. Based on observation, overly political behaviour can be divisive, cre ating "us and them" circumstances. At its core, politics is about relationships and alliances. Unfortunately, there are people who are overly political who exploit relationships by being more concerned with form than substance. In response to this type of polit ical behaviour, author Deborah Hildebrand once said, Office politics impact employers and employees alike, so it is important to understand how to navigate the minefields in order to ensure a positive work envi ronment. In order to create a collab orative, politically savvy envi ronment, leaders can contribute by building a team through opening top down and bottom up channels of communication and building reward systems that acknowledge team achievements ver sus individual achievements. Additionally, an objective based performance manage ment process can help to break down political struc tures at work because results based performance measure ments can obliterate tenden cies toward favouritism. 3. Power Plays : Power and politics are inextricably linked. There are power starved, over ly political persons who want to build and protect their pow er bases so in their minds, this means they have to diminish what they perceive to be your power. Obviously, destructive power players negatively impact your ability to collaborate because their myopic approach strangles coworkers into a state of inefficiency and ultimately, reciprocated neg ativity. When power plays emerge, like saying no to show you who is in charge, pettiness and insecurity are at the root of the power dynamic and training in isolation is not going to change their behaviour. This is because the power player is doing what he or she needs to do to keep insubordination or noncompliance in its place. Therefore, training supported by the implementation of systems of accountability to the right behaviours will help to make positive changes and if this doesn't work, corrective action can be considered as a viable option when seeking to achieve collaboration. 4. Bad Attitudes : Bad atti tudes can be encountered with customers, executives, man agers, supervisors or front-line employees. A bad attitude can show up as passive aggression, nay-saying, being rude, knowing-it-all, being exact, withholding information or complaining. When you dis play a negative attitude your coworkers prefer not to interact with you and this usually includes your reporting manager. When your reporting manager avoids you, it appears that you are not favoured, but you are con tributing to your own circum stance of isolation. Another bad attitude con sistently identified by managers is persons who are not open to constructive criticism. As a result, accelerated progress is difficult because managers who decide not to criticise because of the per ceived consequences may do the work themselves and slow down the process or they avoid confrontation by allow ing errors to recur. If you are displaying a negative attitude, you will need to become aware of your divi sive behaviours and self-cor rect. It can mean managing your body language or out bursts. If you are a manager it can mean that you learn the skill of coaching so you can coach desired collaborative behaviours. 5. A lack of integrity: When there is a lack of integrity, division occurs because you have a group of people who will observe the integrity deficient behaviour and decide to mirror the behaviour because if one person is getting away with it, why can't they? Alternatively, the honest persons don't want to be a part of dishonest systems of behaviour and have to decide how they will confront the situation so they can avoid being indirect ly implicated. They ask them selves questions like: Should I report the dishonest behav iour to management and become a whistle blower? Should I confront the people involved and become a known potential liability and risk being sabotaged? Or should I leave the company? Transforming your corporate culture from one characterised by entitlement and dis honesty to one characterised by collaboration, accountability and results is a colossal task and it requires integrity at the top levels of the organisation and a will to implement integrity based policies and systems. As we all know if policies are in place but not enforced they are only empty words. Yvette Bethel is CEO of Orga nizational Soul, a company that offers Human Resource Con sulting and Leadership Development services. If you are interested in creating authentic change at your organization, her contact details can be found at www.orgsoul.com C M Y K C M Y K HEALTH PAGE 6B, TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 5 tips for Building Collaboration By YVETTE BETHEL (ARA ANY parent knows a c hild's cough can render you feeling helpless at 3 am and keep the entire family from being well-rested. Moreover, doling out the remedy can esca l ate into a wrestling match ending with you wondering about the dangers of giving more due to spillage. F ortunately, a little information can reduce the household stress from this common problem. A ccording to the Mayo Clinic, the common cold is the number one rea son why children miss school. Child ren catch six to 10 colds a year and cough is a major symptom. In fact, it's estimated to be the symptom that most commonly prompts patients tos ee a doctor. "A cough is a symptom, not a dis ease," says Dr Jim LaValle, a clinical p harmacist, author of "Green Immunity Boosters," and founder of LaValle Metabolic Institute. "Among the many mechanisms of defense and adaptation we have, coughing is one of the most misunderstood. "In healthy people, it is a very use ful reflex that keeps our air ducts c lear from particles or excessive mucus so our breathing is protected," he says. "However, not only does it spread germs but it also inter r upts sleep. This further weakens the immune system, making us more vulnerable to a secondary infection." L aValle offers some advice for parents treating kids' coughs: S TAY HYDRATED AND SETTLE DOWN. To start, parents can encourage kids to drink watero r other healthy liquids to thin mucous secretions, thereby sooth ing a cough, and discourage kids from over-exerting themselvesw hen they have fever, aches or a cough that produces phlegm. H ONEY: MYTH OR TRUTH? Grandma was right according to a study published in the December 2007 "Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medi cine." A teaspoon of honey before bed seems to calm children's coughs and helps them sleep more soundly. Honey coats the throat to s oothe irritation and is rich in infec tion-fighting antioxidants. It also spurs saliva production, which can help thin out mucus. Refrain from g iving honey to children younger than 1 year of age. O PT FOR AN EXPECTO RANT, rather than a suppressant. Coughs associated with coldss hould be treated with an expectorant to clear out mucus. A produc tive cough is the body's way of c learing out mucus. An expectorant encourages the body to get rid of the phlegm quickly and get over the coughing. Suppressants on the oth-e r hand suppress the body's natural desire to heal. R EAD THE LABELS. M anufacturers of decongestants, antihistamines and cough suppressants recently have voluntarily relabeled these medications, instructing par ents not to use them in children younger than 4 years of age. The move followed a US Food and Drug Administration panel ques tioning the safety and efficacy of t hese medications' use in children younger than 6 years of age. "One of the safest and tastiest o ver-the-counter options I recommend for kids is a cough syrup that combines honey and homeopathic medicines, Children's Chestal," s ays LaValle. "It doesn't contain any of the ingredients in question by the FDA. Instead of working a gainst the body as a suppressant, it works naturally with the body to make any type of cough more pro-d uctive for a speedier recovery." F rom the makers of Oscillococ cinum, a flu medicine relied upon by families throughout the worldf or 65 years, Children's Chestal is safe for children 2 years of age and older and has no risk of overdosing. T he sweet, kid-friendly honey base coats and soothes the throat while the blend of safe homeopathic medicines works on loosening chest c ongestion. It calms those dry, fitful coughs at bedtime so they don't prevent sleep, but without drowsys ide effects for the day. Know when to see a doctor. Most coughs subside on their own within a week to 10 days. Coughs t hat linger longer or are associated with coughing up colored phlegm or blood, wheezing, temperatures higher than 101 degrees and drenching night sweats can be symptoms of a more serious illness like pneumonia or asthma. Courtesy of ARAcontent Tips for treating a cough caught at school (ARA Although most postmenopausal women have heard of the traditional symptoms related to menopause like hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings according to the REVEAL (REvealing Vaginal Effects At mid-Life) Surveys, fewer have heard of vulvar and vaginal pain and physical discomfort during sexual activity which may also occur during menopause. The REVEAL Surveys were conducted on behalf of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (now a part of Pfizer Inc) and polled 1,006 postmenopausal women and 602 health care professionals who treat postmenopausal women. Interestingly, half of the postmenopausal women surveyed agreed that they have learned to live with the vulvar and vaginal symptoms of menopause, such as dryness, as a normal part of getting older. For many postmenopausal women, a disconnect exists between the symptoms they experience and the conversations they are having with their health care professionals. For example, 25 per cent of the women surveyed reported that they experienced dyspareunia, or painful sexual intercourse, at least sometimes; however, less than half of those women (44 per cent ken with their health care professional about this condition. So, why are these women keeping quiet? Embarrassment may be one reason. In fact, among those experiencing dyspareunia who have not spoken to their health care professional about this condition, the No. 1 reason why was embarrassment (39 per cent), followed by the belief that there is nothing that can be done medically to help (26 per cent). Further, roughly half of all women surveyed (47 per cent) agreed it is still taboo in society to acknowledge experiencing symptoms of menopause such as vulvar and vaginal dryness or painful intercourse. But women should not be embar rassed about talking to their health care professional about these symptoms. Revealing menopausal symptoms you may not have heard about PAIN: According to the REVEAL ( REvealing Vaginal Effects At mid-Life) Surveys, fewer have heard of vulvar and vaginal pain and physical discomfort during sexual activity which may also occur during menopause. C OMMON COLD: A ccording to the Mayo Clinic, the common cold is the number one reason why children miss school.

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C M Y K C M Y K W OMAN T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010, PAGE 7B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM K E LDRA Pinder, a mother of three, became the first ever Mrs Bahamas World when her husband, Philip Pinder, presented her with thecrown at the Mrs World Pageant. T HE inaugural coronation event f or Mrs Bahamas World, organisers said, was a huge success when it was held at the Hilton Outten Conv ention Centre on Grand Bahama on Friday, August 13. Mrs Pinder will be the first w oman from the Bahamas to repr esent her country in the Mrs World Pageant which will take place in Korea in October this year. The pageant committee, headed b y Willamae Deveaux, said they made every effort to put on a fabul ous evening of entertainment, fashion and talent. A tradition of Mrs World is to have the husband crown the queen, and this was the case as Mr Pinder, p roud husband and father of their t hree children, came on stage to do t he honours. He was assisted by Patra Albury. Mrs Bahamas World's platform i s cancer awareness and Mrs Pinder spoke passionately about thec ause. T he evening was hosted by Karen Ferguson-Bain and Trevor Russell. Fashion took the forefront as the new Mrs Bahamas and many of the local beauty queens modelled in a hat parade. Beautiful hats and outfits were featured by La Maison DeB esh, Betty's Hats, Escante Shoe Outlet, and The Seventeen Shop. Entertainment during the event was provided by the New WaveD ancers, Stephan Cartwright and t he duo of Judith Dawkins and Tawari Rodgers, who performed a skit which exemplified long-term m arriage and commitment. Mrs Turks and Caicos Josephine Connolly and her two children weret he event's special guests. A lso on hand to support the new queen was Miss East End Cindy Lewis; Miss Junior Grand Bahama Jasmine Forbes; Miss Talented G rand Bahama Anissa Smith; Little Miss Glitz Dejanell Dixon, and S upermodel of the Bahamas Peandra Knowles Mrs Pinder thanked her family and supporters by saying, "I am honoured to be the inaugural Mrs B ahamas World. With God's help, I w ill service Him and my country w ith diligence and integrity. Your presence here and contributions have helped to make this occasiona n extraordinary one, one that will forever be a part of our Bahamianh istory. With all sincerity and love, t hank you!" Mother-of-three crowned first ever Mrs Bahamas World Keldra Pinder will represent her country at Mrs World in Korea in October T HE PINDER FAMILY: M rs Bahamas World Keldra Pinder poses with her family on the night of her coronation. BEAUTY QUEEN: MRS Bahamas World KeldraP inder at her c oronation on August 13 at the Hilton Outten Convention Cen-t re. Mrs Pind er will repres ent her country in Korea at Mrs World in October. Robbin Whachell/ Photo M e l i s s a W i l k i n s o n / P h o t o

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By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net T he Bahamas appearance in athletics at the Youth Olympics came to a close last night with two female athletes helping the Americas team take the gold in the medley relay. Fresh off her silver medal performance in the 200m, Tynia Gaithor ran the second leg and fellow Grand Bahamian Rashan Brown the third. They combined with Americans Myasia Jacobs (first leg and Robin Reynolds (anchor to take the gold with a time of two minutes and 5.62 seconds. The African team picked up the silver in 2:06.19 and Europe got the bronze in 2:07.59. Finishing fourth was the Oceania in 2:13.96 and Asia rounded out the field in fifth in 2:15.01. The five teams represented the Olympic Continental areas as the athletes competed on respective legs of 100m, 200m, 300m and 400m. Jacobs, the American silver medallist in the 100m, opened up with the 100m, Gaithor, the Bahamian 400m silver medallist, ran the 200m and Brown, the Bahamian fourth place finisher, did the 300m, while Reynolds, the American 400m gold medallist, anchored the 400m. Reynolds was quoted on the website as saying: We started practicing at 6am. The relay was a great way to show off our speed and end the day. The day actually ended up with the boys medley relay that was also won by the Americas in 1:51.38. The team, which didnt have any Bahamians, featured Jamaican 100m champion Odane Skeen (on second leg Brazils Caio Dos Santos (first (third Republics Luguelin Santos (anchor However, the Bahamas had two competitors who com peted in individual events on the final day of the athletic competition yesterday. Twin brother Lathone Minns, who captured the under-17 gold at the Carifta Games, posted a leap of 14.86 metres or 48-feet, 91/2-inches to take the victory in the B boys triple jump final. His winning jump came on his second attempt. He opened with 14.53m or 47-8, did 14.75m or 48-43/4 on his third attempt and finished with 14.41m or 47-31/4 on his fourth jump. Nikolaos Tsiokos of Greece was second with 14.80m or 4863/4 on his third attempt, while Hussain Alkhalaf of South Africa came in third with 14.79m or 48-61/4 on both his first and fourth jumps. Stephen Newbold, who won the Carifta Games under-17 boys gold in a personal best of 52.75, had to settle for third place in the B final of the boys 400m hurdles in a time of 53.20. The race was won by Russias Schalk Burger in 52.39 and Barbados Tramaine Maloney was second in a personal best of 53.20, the same time as Newbold. Norge Sotomayor Lara of Cuba won the A final in 50.69. Unlike the Olympic Games, competitors advanced out of the preliminary rounds to compete in either the A or the B final, depending on their performances. COMMUNITY TEAMWORK: Englerston MP Glenys Hanna-Martin (right Tournament director Steven Strachan looks on. T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net UNDER the theme, Fostering Community Teamwork through Basketball, eight under-18 and eight open mens teams are expected to clash in the first Bommer George Englerston Summer Classic. The classic is scheduled to get underway 6pm today at the basketball park on Lincoln Boulevard and Cordeaux Avenue, followed by the first set of games in both divisions. Tournament director Steven Strachan said they are anticipating a great outpouring from the entire community. We have all of the teams from every area, so we are hoping to have a successful tournament here, said Strachan during a press conference yesterday at the park. The teams have already been practicing and talking about who will win this tournament. So we have some keen anticipation for what we believe will be the best summer league basketball tournament right here on Englerston Park. Teams from Lucky Heart Corner to Garden Hills to Montell Heights to Key West Street are expected to assemble at the park to compete in the tournament. Englerston MP Glenys Hanna-Martin said they have decided to honour Bommer George Armbrister because he is a product of Englerston, who comes from fairly humble beginnings. He was telling me today that he started off as a bus boy in one of the hotels on Paradise Island. He now owns his own business, Heavy Equipment. Hes been involved in all of the major projects in this country, but in the midst of his own success, he has sponsored so many teams and sporting projects. Hanna-Martin said Armbrister has been a fine example of what they are encouraging the other members of the community to strive to become and that is why they are so pleased to honour him. At the same time, Hanna-Martin said Strachan has been a tower of strength in the community, having worked on their summer programme and now hes mak ing a further commitment to organise the tournament. He has gone to all of the parks throughout Englerston and sought to engage young people (in healthy sporting activity), Hanna-Martin pointed out. This community has a lot of incredible talent and so what we are trying to do is stimulate them through some healthy competition. We also hope to generate some respect and excitement as these young men show their physical strength. At the end of the tournament on Sunday, Hanna-Martin said she hopes that it will further cement the togetherness of the Englerston community. Bommer G Englerston Summer Classic starts today C M Y K C M Y K TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010 THETRIBUNE PAGE 11 P AGES 12-14 International sports news... TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Lochte wins 6th gold at Pan Pacs... See next page Bahamian duo help win relay gold for Americas Twin brother Lathone Minns victorious in triple jump final Stephen Newbold places third in 400mH final BRONZE MEDALLIST: Stephen Newbold proudly holds the Bahamian flag at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. GOLDEN GIRLS: Grand Bahamian Rashan Brown (left Gaithor at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. W INNING JUMP: L athone Minns.

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By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP A black limousine that car ried three young Miami Heat players to elementary schoolon Monday was parked about 25 feet from the front door, and barely any of the 900 students arriving to begin a new year noticed. They couldn't wait to get inside and get to work. And the Heat trio can completely relate to that sort of thinking. "Like these kids," Heat guard Patrick Beverley said, "we can't wait to get this thing started." Monday was a first day unlike any other at Miramar Elementary, where Beverley and Heat teammates Kenny Hasbrouck and Dexter Pittman showed up long before the opening bell of the year to distribute backpacks, notebooks, pens, markers, pencils and just about every other imaginable school sup ply. So it's back-to-school time for the kids. For the Heat, school resumes in about a month when training camp starts. And Hasbrouck, Beverley and Pittman know they'll have to fight just to make Miami's loaded roster, which still features Dwyane Wade and now is bolstered mightily by new arrivals LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Mike Miller. "To put it in words, it's still kind of hard," Hasbrouck said. "The opportunity at hand for all of us is a great one, just to play with this many great players. It's almost impossible to put into words right now until it becomes reality." Hasbrouck played college ball at tiny Siena. Now he finds himself battling for a job on the team with perhaps the biggest buzz in basketball. Hasbrouck was a late add to the Heat roster last season, giving him time to get to know Wade. He often sees Bosh working out at 8 a.m., and while he's been around James at times, Hasbrouck has yet to meet the NBA's two-time reigning MVP. "He's been busy," Hasbrouck said. They all have, with eyes on a title. Beverley has a guaranteed contract, though that hardly guarantees him playing time in this new Heat era. His rela tionship with James goes back several years, so if nothing else, he won't be awe-struck when it's time to work out and play alongside Miami's most notable free agent signing ever. "We go back a long way," said Beverley, a 2009 Heat draft acquisition who spent last season in Europe. "We chat every day. He's a great veteran. That definitely gives me a lot of confidence. I know D-Wade from Chicago. I've spent a lot of time with Udo nis Haslem. It's good to see your veterans, your top guys, helping out. It's been great for players at that caliber to reach out to young guys, take them under their umbrella." Pittman and Hasbrouck have partially guaranteed contracts. Both figure to have at least a good chance of making the club this season, since each could fill a need. The Heat rave about the way the 6-foot-11 "and a half," Pittman boasted to kids Monday former Texas center has athleticism that belies his 300-pound frame. Hasbrouck impressed coaches last season and this summer with how quickly he learned Miami's system. "I'm starting to learn that it's all professional and business here," Pittman said. "It's not like college. It's strictly business. And it's still like a dream to me. I feel like I'm ina daze. I know what I have to do, go put in my work and hope that I can help contribute." Soon, the backpacks and binders were just about gone, and the Heat trio climbed back into the limo for the short ride back to the arena. Not back to school, but back to work. "You've got to know your role," Hasbrouck said. "I'm here to do anything I have to do for the team. If that means play as hard as I can, get the starters better and wait my turn, then that's what I have to do. I'm not really in a rush. I'm not going to force it. I haven't proven anything yet. So anything I can do to help this team, then that's what I will do." By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net DESPITE being hit by the economic crisis, the Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (BBF able to send a two-man team off to compete in the first Antilles/Southern Caribbean Bodybuilding Championships. The team returned from San Juan, Puerto Rico, over the weekend where Raymond Tucker won the gold in the mens masters and got the silver in the middleweight division, while Vincent Paul was fifth in the novice category. We originally had seven athletes travelling, but we hadto cut the team due to a lack of funds, said BBF president Danny Sumner. Jan Johnson, Charmaine McNabb and Andrew Sweeting were all originally scheduled to travel, but Sumner said as a result of limited funds, they had to trim the team down. But now that they are back home, Sumner said the BBF finds itself with another financial woe with the national team travelling to the Central American and Caribbean Championships. Scheduled for September 22-26, the federation has already selected a 17-member team, but Sumner said they may be forced to reduce it to 10 by the time they get ready to travel. As you know, Government has cut the grant for all sporting associations and federations, he pointed out. We have only received $7,500 so far. The Antilles budget alone was $8,000 and the CAC team is going to run us into $25,000. Right now, we dont know where the funding will come for the CAC team. I have been appealing to a lot of businesses and right now, the federation is openly appealing to the business community to help us to send this team off. After having to trim down the Antilles team, Sumner said the federation will be in a more difficult situation if they have to do the same with the CAC team. A lot of work and money goes into these athletes preparing for the championships, Sumner stressed. So to go and tell them that they cant go because of funding, it could have a drastic effect on these athletes. The team, in its original state, comprises of the following: Body fitness Jan Johnson, Dominique Wilkinson, Donita Fry and Petra Brice Fitness routine Shanice Bain Female bodybuilding Tammy Stubbs, Lorraine LaFleur and Charmaine McNabb Male bodybuilding Paul Wilson, Lynden Fowler, Desmond Bain, Bruce Silvera, Sidney Butts Outten and Rob Harris Simone Saywer will be the team manager and Stephen Robinson is the coach. We are facing a serious uphill battle, Sumner said. We need the public to see what we are up against. We just didnt know that the cut from the government would have been so drastic. According to Sumner, it cost the federation $8-900 alone per person to travel to the CAC Championships. He said they spent $500 each for the trip to the Antilles Championships. When you look at it, we won at least five CAC Championships over the last 10 years, Sumner stated. That is very good. We have a strong team to reckon with. Last year, the Bahamas fini shed third in Grenada. The B ahamas last won the champ ionships in 2008 in Bermuda. When it was last hosted here in 2004, the Bahamas again came out as champions. Bodybuilding, right now, has been the most successful sport in the Bahamas over the last 10 years, Sumner said. Im not talking about any individual performances. But from a team perspective, the Bahamas has had more success than anybody else. Thats w hy were hoping that we can get more response from the business community. We really need the support to help us so that we can send this team off. C M Y K C M Y K SPORTS PAGE 14, TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010 TRIBUNE SPORTS TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is back and ready to go. Manning returned to practice Monday and left no doubt that he intends to play Saturday's next-to-last preseason game against the Ravens in Baltimore. "I'm feeling great," Manning said. "Ready, excited about getting out to practice today and getting back into the action." Manning was held out of the Giants' game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday because the team was con-c erned that a gash on the left side of his forehead would reopen if he was hit or that it would be irritated or infected by wearing his helmet. The 12 stitches that were needed to close the wound were removed Friday, four days after the quarterback was cut ina game against the Jets. "It's no fun sitting out, sitting out practice last week," Manning said. "At least it was a short week and I didn't miss too much. I like being out there for the games. It is preseason and I was trying to be smart and make sure I get everythingh ealed now where you have a little time." Manning, who led the Giants to a Super Bowl in February 2008, has start-ed a franchise-record 87 consecutive regular-season games. Manning wore a bandage over the wound and practiced wearing a baseball c ap. He said the gash is healing fine and that the scar is not too bad. The team plans to add a little extra padding to his helmet to protect the wound, which occurred last Monday when Manning had his helmet knocked off and was hit by Jets safety Jim Leon h ard. "Well, we'll work with it. We'll get a little plan," Manning said. "I haven't put a helmet on yet, but kind of plan to put the helmet on Wednesday." The third preseason game is usually the most important for NFL teams. It's the one that the starters play at least a half and sometimes more. The Giants' offense needs the work. The unit has been limited in the preseason with starting guards Chris Snee (kneehand injuries. The team also was forced to use third-string quarterback Rhett Bomar the whole game against the Steelers because of injuries to Manning and back up Jim Sorgi (shoulder the game plan had to be reduced. Snee and Seubert are due back this week and the Giants have most of their tight ends back, too. They have played short-handed most of training camp with Kevin Boss (hamstring (hamstringhip bothered by injuries. "It's good that everybody is getting back healthy," Manning said. "It's just something that happens at training camp. You get a few guys banged up, and if it's time to get everybody back, this is kind of the time you want everybody back when you're getting close to the start of the season. We've got a long week, a full week between games. So I'm looking forward to a great week of practice and getting everybody kind of back healthy, back into sync of what we're doing." Giants QB Manning plans to play against Ravens By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer T IGER Woods and his Swedish-born wife officially divorced Monday, nine months after his middle-of-the night car crash outside his home. "We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for the future," Woods and Elin Norde gren said in a joint statement released by their lawyers. The divorce was granted in Bay County Circuit Court in Panama City, Florida, about 375 miles away from their Isleworth home outside Orlando. The couple had married in October 2004 in Barbados and have a three-year-old daughter, Sam, and a 19-month-old son, Charlie. Terms of the divorce were not disclosed, except that they will "share parenting" of their two children. The divorce was finalized by Bay County Circuit Judge Judy Pittman Biebel during a brief hearing in a conference room in her chambers, according to Biebel's judicial assis tant Kim Gibson. The hearing was very brief, only about five or 10 minutes. Both Woods and Nordegren were pre sent, along with their lawyers, Gibson said. "I don't comment on active cases," Thomas J Sasser, Woods' divorce attorney, said. When asked why they chose to file in Panama City, Sasser said only it was a joint decision by the lawyers. The petition said the marriage was "irretrievably broken" and that Woods' wife asked to have her maiden name Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren restored. The couple signed a marital settlement agreement on July 3 and July 4, the weekend of the AT&T National outside Philadelphia, where Woods failed to break par in a PGA Tour event for the first time in 11 years. Woods is to play this week at The Barclays, where he needs a good performance to extend his PGA Tour season and try to show he is worth picking for the Ryder Cup. It will be his first tournament as a single man since he finished ninth in a World Golf Championship in Ireland in October 2004. T iger W oods, wife officially divorced OFFICIALLY DIVORCED: Tiger Woods celebrates with wife Elin Nordegren after winning the 88th PGA Championship tourney at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. (AP Photo WILL PLAY: New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning walks onto the field before the Giants played the Pittsburgh Steelers. (AP Photo Two-man team muscles home gold, silver Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation needs more money to send national team off to Central American and Caribbean Championships Heat youngsters eager for a new school year EASY DUNKIN: Texas center Dexter Pittman dunks during the second half of an NCAA college game against Baylor at the Big 12 Conference men's tournament in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo

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By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer MASON, Ohio (AP Roger Federer ended his mini-vacation with another Masters title. A well-rested Federer beat American Mardy Fish 6-7 (5 7-6 (1 ning his second straight CincinnatiMasters championship and fourth overall. He was barely on the court all week because his opponents got hurt and his game was so good. For the first time, the world's second-ranked player was pushed to the limit. Fish kept it as close as could be, dropping the final set after the match's only serviceb reak. T hat time off came in handy. "Maybe I was just a touch fitter than him today," Federer said. The Swiss star ended a streak of three straight lossesi n tournament finals, winning his first Masters event since Cincinnati last year. His 63rd career title tied Bjorn Borg for fifth place in the Open Era. Pete Sampras is fourth at 64, and Jimmy Connors holds the record with 109. It took him 2 hours, 40 min utes an eternity comparedto how the rest of the week w ent. Federer had spent only 3 hours, 17 minutes on court while getting to the title match. Credit Fish for making him sweat one out. The American had surgery on his left knee last Septem ber, then set about rebuilding his body. He changed his diet, lost 30 pounds and gained a lot of speed on the court. This Fish can fly. His agility allowed him to extend points and keep up with Federer, who was clearly fresher. Federer lost to Andy Murray in the title match at Toronto last Sunday, came to town and got a m ini-break. He was on court f or only 28 minutes in his opening match before Denis Istomin hurt his ankle. Fed erer didn't even have to leave the locker room to advance a day later. Philipp Kohlschreiber dropped out because of a sore shoulder. Federer sailed through his next two matches, winning each in two tidy sets. Fish pro vided his first real test. The 28-year-old American is on the best stretch of his career, going 17-2 since July with titles at Newport and Atlanta. He'd won five in a row against top-10 opponents, gaining confidence with each upset. The title match was an opportunity for a breakthrough win. Fish had reached only two other Masters finals including Cincinnati in 2003 against close friend Andy Roddick and lost both of them. "I desperately want to sort of have my career maybe be remembered by a big tournament or something like that," he said. "So I've wanted badly to win a real big one. This would have been perfect." Three games into the title match, Federer knew it wouldn't be easy. With Fish serving, the third game dragged on for 13 minutes nearly half as long as Federer's opening match and 24 points. Fish fought offa pair of break points before holding serve with an ace. "You lose that game there, and you know he might steamroll you," Fish said. Fish's serve dominated all week, matching the tournament record with 87 aces. He struggled with it early but hung on, extending the opening set to the place where he's been best a tiebreaker. Fish is 18-5 in tiebreakers this season, showing a lot of confidence when it comes down to a few pressure points. Federer went ahead 5-4 in the tiebreaker and was serving the next two points with a chance to close it out. Instead, Fish hit an overhead winner and Federer dumped a backhand into the net. Fish then finished it with a 126 mph serve. It was the first set that Federer lost during his brief week on court. It lasted 70 minutes as long as Federer's semifinal match on Saturday night. The second set was even tighter, with Federer fighting off the only break point. He was more aggressive in this tiebreaker, coming to the net to take control, then closing it out with a 122 mph ace. Federer got the only ser vice break of the match to go ahead 5-4 in the final set, leaving him in a good frame of mind heading into the U.S. Open. "I've been playing well the last couple weeks, and today was just another proof that I'm playing really well," said Federer, who won five straight U.S. Open titles before losing to Juan Martin del Potro last year. "It's nice knowing that the hard work already in the offseason after Wimbledon pays off right away." Bob and Mike Bryan won their 64th career doubles title, beating Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi 6-3, 6-4 to close the $2.4 million Western & Southern Financial Group Masters. By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer IRVINE, Calif. (AP Ryan Lochte earned his sixth gold medal at the Pan Pacific championships, just missing lowering his own world record in the 200-meter individual medley Saturday night. The United States won six gold medals on the final night of the year's biggest international meet. The Americans led the overall standings with 52 medals, including 26 gold. Australia's women won six golds, while their male counterparts were shut out. Overall, the Aussies earned 31 medals. Lochte's time of 1 minute, 54.43 seconds erased MichaelPhelps' meet record set four years ago. Phelps dropped out of the event to focus on the 400 medley relay later. The Americans needed him, too. Phelps dove in for the butterfly leg with the Americans trailing Japan. He closed in on Masayuki Kishida on his first 50, but didn't take the l ead until the final strokes of h is second lap. Nathan Adrian h eld onto the lead on the anchor leg. "Maybe I should be a sprinter from now on," Phelps said. "I said to Nathan, 'I'll give you the lead going into that last leg.' I turned at the 50 and said, 'Whoa, I got some work to do.' We weren't going to let that race slip away from us." The United States finished in 3:32.48, sweeping the relays. Japan, whose team included Kosuke Kitajima, w as second. Australia finished t hird. "Obviously, the U.S. is above and beyond our powers, but we're at a level where we can put up a good fight," said Kitajima, who trains in Los Angeles. Lochte's time in the 200 IM was just off his world mark of 1:54.10 set at last year's world championships in Rome, where he won wearing a neck-to-ankle polyurethane suit. Those suits were banned starting this year, replaced by textile suits. No long-course world records have been set since the return of textile suits. "I wanted to prove to everyone it wasn't a fluke," Lochte said. "I knew I had it in my sight. All the swims I had earlier in the week made me a little tired. I was like, 'Man, if I'd just taken one or two more dolphin kicks I would've had it.'" American Tyler Clary, runner-up to Lochte in the 400 IM, finished second in 1:57.61. Thiago Pereira of Brazil was third. Adrian completed a sweep of the freestyle sprints, narrowly defeating world and Olympic champion Cesar C ielo of Brazil at the wall. A drian touched in 21.55 seconds, lowering the fouryear-old meet record. Cielo, who earned a bronze in the 100 free, was also under the meet mark and finished in 21.57, off his world record of 20.91 set last December. Brent Hayden of Canada, second in the 100 free, was third in 21.89. "It's just a great confidence booster," said Adrian, the 100 free champion. "There's maybe a little bit of a target on my back and I'll have to work that much harder." Cielo, who won the 50 butterfly Wednesday, wasn't happy with his results. "My freestyle is not going as well as I expected," he said. "I probably haven't done well in practice. I've probably missed something during the season. My 100 free wasn't good and today wasn't good. I'm not as fit as I wanted to be here." Kitajima, the two-time Olympic champion, led all the way in winning the 200 breaststroke with the world's fastest time this year. He was timed in 2:08.36 after being under worldrecord pace on the first lap and a tenth of a second off it after 150 meters. Kitajima won the 100 breast earlier in the meet. "I'm just tired," Kitajima said in English before switching to Japanese. "I made a very good time for this season so I'm very satisfied." Brenton Rickard of Australia earned the silver in 2:09.97. American Eric Shanteau took the bronze. Olympic champion Rebecca Soni of the United States briefly threatened the world record in the women's 200 breaststroke before settling for her second individual gold. Soni won in 2:20.69, the sixth-fastest time ever that also lowered the 11-year-old meet record. Leisel Jones of Australia was second in 2:23.23. World recordholder Annamay Pierse of Canada earned the bronze. Four-time U.S. Olympian Amanda Beard, a 28-year-old mother, was fifth. Emily Seebohm of Australia upset world champion Ariana Kukors to win the women's 200 IM C M Y K C M Y K SPORTS PAGE 12, TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010 TRIBUNE SPORTS TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM M ONTREAL (AP Caroline Wozniacki and Vera Zvonareva will play in the final of the rain-delayed Rogers Cup. Wozniacki, the No. 2 seed, beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-3 on Monday. The eighthseeded Zvonareva advanced when her opponent, No. 10 seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, retired with a blister on her left foot. Zvonareva led 7-6, 1-0. Wozniacki and the 11thseeded Kuznetsova completed a semifinal that began Sat urday but was cut short due to relentless rain that wiped out nearly all weekend matches and forced the tournament to be extended an extra day. The Dane began the day with a 2-0, 0-15 lead over her Russian opponent. Azarenka wasted a set point early in the second semifinal. She called for the trainer after dropping the opening game of the second set. She tried to walk on the foot, but immediately sat back down. She said the injury was not severe enough to keep her out of the U.S. Open. "It's just one of those things you can't do anything about," said Azarenka, who was in tears as she spoke to reporters after the match. "I tried to deal with it, but I couldn't continue." The final is scheduled for 1:30 pm EDT. W ozniac ki, Zv onar e va to play in Cup final Lochte wins 6th gold WARSAW, Poland (AP the country is behind on preparations to co-host the 2012 European Championship. The Supreme Chamber of Control says that half of the projects that it has examined are not on schedule. The chamber says some projects will probably not be ready before the start of Euro 2012, which Poland is to co-host with Ukraine. The head of the chamber, Jacek Jezierski, says the biggest delays are in the building of roads, train stations, air ports and rail lines. Poland, a former communist country that joined the European Union in 2004, has seen impressive economic growth in recent years. But the country is still burdened by aging train stations and other infrastructure and a near lack of modern highways. Poland behind in preparations to co-host Euro 2012 Federer beats Fish for Cincinnati Masters title SOCCER BREAK: Caroline Woz niacki of Denmark kicks a soccer ball during a break in play in her semifinal match against Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Montreal on Saturday. (AP Photo S IXTH GOLD: R yan Lochte swims in the men's 200m individual medley heats at Pan Pacific Swimming Championships on Saturday in California. (AP Photo M ARDY FISH ( left) and Roger Federer of Switzerland pose with their trophies after Federer defeated Fish 6-7 (51 pionship match at the Cincinnati Masters tournament, Sunday. (AP Photo

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP H eavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek continued his pursuit of a title fight by defeating Michael Grant by unanimous decision Saturday night at the Prudential Center. The victory enabled the 33year-old Adamek, the former IBF cruiserweight champion, to improve to 42-1 overall and 5-0 as a heavyweight. Adamek also has 27 knockouts. "I was ready for a tough fight and ready to go 12 rounds," Adamek said. "I was prepared very well for the fight. I am upset because for t he first time in my career, I got cut (over his left eye not happy about that, but I'm happy about the win." The 38-year-old Grant, who once lost to Lennox Lewis for the heavyweight title in 2000, won his last eight fights before Saturday night. The loss dropped Grant's record to 464 overall. Adamek was giving away four inches and almost 60 p ounds to the larger Grant, but it didn't seem to have that much of an effect, as Adamek controlled the fight from the opening moments. Adamek won on all three judges cards. Judge Henry Grant had it 118-110, John Poturaj had it 118-111 and Robert Grasso scored it 117111. Adamek, a native of Gilowice, Poland, who now lives in Kearny, NJ, had most of the crowd support. Most of the 10,972 fans in attendance cheered wildly and waved red and white Polish flags in supp ort, rhythmically chanting Adamek's name and "Polska! Polska!" The first round featured the two boxers feeling each other out. Adamek scored with a late flurry in the closing seconds of the round and as they closed out the round, the two boxers were in a clinch that caused both to fall to the can vas after the bell. "I don't know what happ ened there," Grant said. "I thought I hit him good, then we both went down and the bell rang. It seemed like any time I did anything to hurt him, the bell would ring. The only thing that Adamek had on me was speed. He was moving in and out. I knew that beforehand that it would be difficult to face him. He sustained and endured. He was on that bicycle and I had a tough time trying to keep up with him." In the second round, Adamek displayed a right jab that led to a left hook counter. A damek scored again at the second round bell with a vicious left hook. "I definitely didn't expect that left hook," Grant said. Grant rallied in the third round with a big left hook that staggered the Polish contender, but Adamek recovered and countered with several left-handed jabs. After an uneventful fourth round, Adamek continued the scoring barrage in the fifth with an assortment of lefthanded jabs. He was clearly the quicker and more aggressive fighter in the round. Grant received a warning for a push to the back of Adamek's head in the sixth round. Grant seemed to stun A damek in the closing seconds of the round with a stiff right, causing the Polish fighter's knees to buckle a bit. It was Grant's best chance of the fight. "I thought I could get him," Grant said. "But he's at ough guy." Adamek recovered nicely in t he seventh round, unleashing a series of left hands that kept Grant backing away. He hit Grant with a strong left that staggered the Philadelphia native. Grant drew blood over Adamek's left eye in the eighth round and was warned again for pushing Adamek's head down. In the ninth round, Adamek drew blood from Grant's mouth that seemed to bother the bigger fighter, forcing him to breathe with it open. A damek then kept Grant at bay over the final three rounds to secure the victory, although Grant desperately tried to get to Adamek in the final round to no avail. Grant chased Adamek around the ringt hroughout the final round and hurt Adamek twice with overh and rights, but could not deliver the big blow. "I knew he was going down, but I also knew he was running," Grant said. "I knew he was hurt. He was bouncing around like a pinball. It was a cat-and-mouse game that he won." FIFA begins inspection of England's WCup bid B y DUSAN STOJANOVIC A ssociated Press Writer BELGRADE, Serbia (AP homa City Thunder center Nenad Krstic said Monday he fears he'll be suspended for the world championships because of his role in a bench-clearing brawl during Serbia's game against Greece. Krstic hit Greek player Yannis Bouroussis in the head with a chair in the fight that broke out during the Acropolis tournament last Thursday in Athens. FIBA, the international basketball federation, said it will review the incident and announce possible sanctions by Wednesday. "It's not killing me, but I can't say I'm not a bit nervous," Krstic said of a possible suspension. "What keeps me calm is that I no longer can do anything about it." Krstic said earlier that he picked up the chair in self-defense after Greek fans and players rushed toward him. The incident occurred before the Aug. 28-Sep. 12 basketball world championships in Turkey, where both teams will play. Another Serbian player who could face sanctions, Milos Teodosic, said he was sorry about the incident. "Sincerely, I'm ashamed about the fight, and I apologize to the people in Greece and Serbia," said Teodosic, who plays for Greek team Olympiakos. Serbia coach Dusan Ivkovic said if Krstic and Teodosic are suspended, "We won't be able to make it through the group stage." Serbia, the runner-up at the European championship last year, plays in Group A with Angola, Argentina, Australia, Germany and Jordan. Greece, second at the last worlds in 2006, is in Group C with China, Ivory Coast, Puerto Rico, Rus sia and Turkey. LONDON (AP FIFA delegation has met deputy prime minister Nick Clegg at the start of a fourday visit scrutinizing England's bid to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. The inspection team led by Chilean football federation president Harold MayneNicholls was received at Downing Street before heading to Wembley Stadium. At a joint-appearance with Clegg and Mayne-Nicholls, bid chief executive Andy Anson said England will "deliver operational certainty and financial success." FIFA's executive committee votes on the hosts in December. There are joint bids from Belgium and the Netherlands, and Spain and Portugal, while Russia and the United States are candidates for both tournaments. Australia, Japan, South Korea and Qatar are only applying for '22. C M Y K C M Y K SPORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010, PAGE 13 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Serbias Krstic fears FIBA punishment after brawl By STEVE DOUGLAS Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP tenham and Sampdoria have first-leg deficits to overturnin the Champions League playoffs as they look to advance to the tournament's group stages for the first time. Spurs' hopes of progression were severely dented when they conceded three goals to Young Boys inside 30 min utes of the opening leg in Switzerland, but Sebastien Bassong and Roman Pavlyuchenko replied for the English side as the match finished 3-2. Italy's Sampdoria, which lost the 1992 European Cup final to Barcelona, but hasn't played in the revamped Champions League, was beat en 3-1 by Werder Bremen in the first leg. Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp called his side's first-leg result a "great defeat" and is grateful to still have a chance of going through at the expense of Young Boys, which eliminated Fenerbahce in the previous round. "It will be a difficult game at White Hart Lane but it will be a great atmosphere, a big European night and it is a game we have to win now," Redknapp said. "We have to be up for it and see if we can get the result." Spurs, looking to join fellow English sides Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal in the group stages, have problems in attack with Jermain Defoe, Robbie Keane and Pavlyuchenko all strug gling with injury. The London side hasn't competed in Europe's premier knockout competition since the 1961-62 European Cup. Four-time European cham pion Ajax is level at 1-1 with Dynamo Kiev heading into the second leg in Amsterdam on Wednesday but coach Martin Jol is confident his side will progress. "Things have to get a bit crazy for us not to go through. If we keep a cool head, we have what it takes," Jol said. "We're playing in a full ArenA, which we'll call 'Amsterdam's Hell.'" In Wednesday's other second legs, Russia's Zenit St. Petersburg travels to French side Auxerre with a 1-0 cushion, Rosenborg of Norway visits FC Copenhagen with a 2-1 lead and Slovakia's MSK Zilina is heavy favorite after winning 2-0 at Sparta Prague in the first leg. Stefano Lucchini will be suspended for Sampdoria against Bremen in Genoa on Tuesday after he was sent off in the first leg for picking up two yellow cards. Spanish side Sevilla, which won back-to-back UEFA Cups in 2006 and 2007, is behind 1-0 in its two-legged series with Braga of Portugal, while Belgian team Ander lecht and Partizan Belgrade are level at 2-2 after the first match in Croatia, Basle of Switzerland is 1-0 ahead after its home leg against Moldovia's FC Sheriff Tiraspol and Hapoel Tel-Aviv has a 3-2 advantage from the first match at Red Bull Salzburg. The 10 teams who qualify from the playoffs earn a min imum million ($9.24 million) in prize money for reaching the group stage. Spurs, Sampdoria look to overturn 1st-leg deficits Adamek scores unanimous win over Grant YOUNG BOYS David Degen (leftright during their Champions League first leg playoff soccer match at the Stade de Suisse stadium in Berne, Switzerland. (AP Photo MOUTH BLOW: Tomasz Adamek (left Grant during their match Saturday at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Adamek retained his title by unanimous decision. (AP Photo BALL FIGHT: Greek Center Yannis Bouroussis, who did not take part in the game, bleeds after Serb Nenad Krstic threw a chair at him dur ing a game for the Acropolis tournament at the indoor Olympic stadium of Athens. (AP Photo


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i By ALISON LOWE
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alowe@tribunemedia.net
EDUCATION chiefs are
i looking at stopping parents

from registering their children
in schools outside of their

? immediate area as they look
: at ways to reduce the high stu-
? dent populations in some pub-
? lic schools.

i According to Minister of
i Education Desmond Bannis-
? ter, while some schools such
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Quick response is
praised after aircraft
is forced to ditch

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

Cambridge contacted the Con-
trol Tower at Grand Bahama
International Airport around
9.30am and reported that he
SIX people, including a six- was experiencing engine trou-
months pregnant woman and ble.
two children, were plucked to The aircraft had left Walk-
safety after a small aircraft er’s Cay and was headed to
ditched in waters off Grand Grand Bahama. The passen-
Bahama. gers onboard — Jennifer
The pilot and his five pas- Bullard, 40 and her two chil-
sengers clung to the aircraft for | dren Terranique, 14, and Tama-
about three hours in 10 to 12ft — sio, nine, Tanya Miller, 27, and
deep waters until they couldbe Miriam Gibson, 45 -— were
rescued and brought to shore returning to Freeport after
at Dover Sound, where police, attending a funeral in Grand
ambulance and the victims’ rel- Cay over the weekend.
atives were waiting for them. Jamie Rose, chairman of

Tim Clarke/Tribune mo
POLICE SHOOTING: Emotions run high yesterday after the shooting. Inset is the man’s body being removed from the scene.

A police boat, piloted by
Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Asso-
ciation official Jamie Rose and
Colin Rose, arrived shortly
before 2pm at a remote site,
where the survivors were taken
to two ambulances.

The first persons assisted off
the boat were the two children
who appeared to be uninjured
and in good condition. One
woman, however, sustained an
injury just above the left eye,
but was able to walk with some
assistance to the ambulance.

Pilot Fritz Cambridge also
sustained a minor cut to his
forehead.

According to reports, Mr




BASRA Grand Bahama, said a
BASRA rescue aircraft, a US
Coast Guard C-130 aircraft, and
a Defence Force vessel were
dispatched to assist in locating
the downed aircraft.

Mr Rose and his father, oper-
ators of OBS Marine and BAS-
RA volunteers, went in a new-
ly-built RBPF boat.

“We did not have a BASRA
vessel on scene at the time to
help us, however, we did have a
police boat on property which
had not been delivered yet. It
was a new RBPF boat and it
has not officially been turned

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By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

A MAN brandishing a
knife was shot dead by police
yesterday.

The incident happened
shortly after a bus driver said

he was robbed at knifepoint
in Pinewood Gardens.

Officers from the East
Street South police station
responded to the bus driver’s
call for help and tracked a
suspect down on Breadfruit
Street.

It is understood that as

they cornered him behind a
house, he threatened the offi-
cers with a silver-bladed
knife.

An officer responded by
shooting the man in the
upper body. He was pro-
nounced dead at the scene by
Emergency Medical Services

personnel.

Assistant Commissioner of
Police Glenn Miller praised
the prompt response of his
officers.

Mr Miller said the suspect
threatened the police officers

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The PLP ‘still want
Baha Mar vote to
be carried by govt’

THE Progressive Liberal Party has
reportedly voted in favour of continuing
to allow the government to carry the
burden of whether or not the Baha Mar
labour resolution is passed in the House
of Assembly when it is brought before
Parliament next month.

According to party sources who spoke
to The Tribune yesterday, the PLP met
and discussed the matter on Sunday
night, and have stuck to their initial posi-
tion that this vote will have to be carried
by the current “FNM government.”

On Sunday, PLP leader Perry Christie
said the party will of course be directly
influenced by the “complete urgency” to
do something for the economy of the
Bahamas.

“Tt is an increasing serious state of
affairs that exists here. The country is

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ber of Parliament for
i Kennedy, Kenyatta

i set to gain his party’s
? nomination to run in
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Kenyatta Gibson
‘is Set to run in
South Eleuthera’

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Reporter
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THE Free Nation-
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Gibson, is reportedly

FNM MP:
Kenyatta Gibson

Well-placed sources within the party

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Arawak Homes
and family in
property dispute
By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

A DISPUTE has erupted over a piece
of property along the new Corridor 5 high-

way between Arawak Homes and the fam-

ily of 78-year-old Kenneth Gibson.
Arawak Homes is claiming ownership of
the land to which the Gibson family says it
has title.
Last week, Arawak Homes cleared land
they plan to use for a subdivision. They
bulldozed several trees the Gibsons say

i were planted years ago, and other plots

they claim were used for farming. Signs

: ? were erected around the cleared land say-
i have confirmed that the two-time MP, }
i who has family ties to the island anda }
division of his law practice there, has }
already started campaigning in the area. }

ing private property of Arawak Homes.
“Arawak Homes takes it upon them-

selves to bust through the gate to our yard.

We never got any notice. We never got

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‘Brave’ Davis
denies claims
PLP funded

$1m study

PLP DEPUTY Leader Philip “Brave” Davis denied claims
yesterday that the party funded a $1 million study to ascertain
the PLP’s chances of winning seats in the southern corridor of
New Providence.

Shooting down these claims, which appeared in a local tabloid
and were repeated on the airwaves, Mr Davis said that such
accusations were “totally” without foundation.

Considering the impact that a million dollars can have on any
one area — especially now because of the poor economic times
— Mr Davis said that his constituents, and Bahamians on the
whole know that such funds can be put “to better use.”

“T have not commissioned any survey or study or spent a mil-
lion dollars. I am sensitive to the needs of my constituents and
to Bahamians as a whole and know that funds of that magnitude
can be put to a better use,” the PLP’s deputy leader said.

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{| A CONTAINER
filled with unknown
merchandise over-
turned as the truck car-
rying it approached the
gate of the Customs
facility on Arawak Cay
yesterday morning.

The driver, who
emerged from the inci-
dent unharmed, was
trying to get the con-
tainer into the yard
when he hit a six-inch
deep pothole, which
caused the container to
tilt and eventually fall.

People who work at
Arawak Cay say they
have been complaining
for years about the
poor condition of the
roads, but have heard
nothing from the Min-
istry of Works, which
usually undertakes road
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Tyler McCormack — a US teen
keen to make a difference

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ONA
MISSION:
Tyler
McCormack
prepares to
make his
donation to
Children’s
Emergency
Hostel.

Photo:
Rodney
Moncur

By REUBEN SHEARER
Tribune Staff Reporter
rshearer@tribunemedia. net

AFTER his family’s usual June getaway to Nassau, American
teen Tyler McCormack returned to Washington, DC with the
Bahamas fresh on his mind as a location for his non-profit organ-
isation’s next charitable project.

The 15-year-old founder of Reach Out For Kids decided to
start by Googling “orphanages in the Bahamas.” He eventually
chose the Bahamas Emergency Hostel and the Ranfurly Home as
the institutions that would receive $700 in school supplies, slight-
ly used books, games, toys and clothes.

The 10th grader, who is returning home today, feels satisfied that
he was able to make a difference through his charity’s first inter-
national mission. He said: “I have so much, so I was glad to give
back. I feel like I need to contribute to other people. I was very
pleased to deliver backpacks to the kids at the Ranfurly Home and
the Bahamas Emergency Hostel.

“We want to help make the world a better place,” said Tyler,
who uses corporate and individual donations to support his projects.

Joyce McCormack, Tyler’s mother, said she is looking forward
to Tyler’s next project.

“T’ve always encouraged my children to give back,” said the
physician. “Tyler’s already begun finding sponsors and donors
for his next project in the Christmastime.

“We're happy to bring them something, even if it’s not a whole
lot. When we deliver books, the children are waiting for you at the
door,” she said. “They’re happy, and that’s all that matters.”

Tyler said he is now looking forward to completing his second
overseas mission. He eventually wants to have four projects a
year. For Tyler, philanthropy runs in the family. He explained
that he first got a taste for helping others when he took part in the
efforts of his sister’s organisation, Reading Offers Amazing
Rewards, which promotes literacy in the United States.

Then, seven years ago, Tyler helped deliver 300 pounds of
school supplies to Grenada after Hurricane Ivan devastated the
island. As he returns home, the teen vowed to keep in touch with
the Emergency Hostel and the Ranfurly Home, in case they need
further assistance.

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Neymour: I have not recently been

made aware of daily power cuts

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

Minister of State for Public Utilities
Phenton Neymour said it has not been
brought to his attention that Harbour
Island has been experiencing ongoing dai-
ly power cuts as some residents claim.

Mr Neymour made this comment as he
explained that a five hour power cut in
Harbour Island which frustrated residents
yesterday morning has been attributed to a
weather-related “system disturbance”.

Residents complained that power went
out from around 3am on Monday until just
before 8am. However, numerous residents
and business operators The Tribune spoke
with yesterday also described ongoing,
almost daily power cuts that have plagued
the popular Eleuthera tourism destination
for over a month.

Mr Neymour said he was aware that
some of these outages last week were due
to a fault in a submarine power cable link-
ing Harbour Island to mainland Eleuthera.
He said that new cables are being installed
which would reduce electricity cuts related
to this systemic weakness.

However, when pressed to comment on
the cause of the previous and ongoing cuts
residents have complained of, Mr Neymour
admitted that he had “not recently” been
made aware that such chronic outages were
being experienced on the island.

“T only have reports on ones which have
been brought to my attention,” said Mr
Neymour. Robert Arthur, a Harbour Island
resident told The Tribune power cuts have
been a persistent problem on the island,
“really intensifying” over the last two



months, allegedly caus-
ing visitors to “leave in
droves.”

“How bad it is
depends on where you
live on the island. On
the South End, Triana

e Shores where the
PHENTON Romora Bay Club is,
NEYMOUR that area would be out

literally for five to eight
hours a day every day. In the centre of
town, where we are, we have it better than
most. An average of maybe twice a day
for two to three hours a day.”

“The place stinks of diesel and there’s the
constant hum of generators,” he added,
noting that the chronic outages have raised
concerns for some homeowners about the
proximity of their neighbours’ generators.

A manager at the Pink Sands Resort told
The Tribune the power situation is
“appalling and not getting any better at
all.”

“We've continued hearing excuse after
excuse and no one seems to know what’s
going on. I think I can say on behalf of all
residents of Harbour Island that we’re frus-
trated beyond frustration.”

He too stated that the power has gone off
“every day and night for various periods”
reaching “epidemic proportions” over the
last month. “We have a generator but it
has affected our operating costs. Our diesel
costs are up 250 per cent. While we have
been able to keep the power on with the
generator it has inconvenienced our guests
who want to go out and experience the
local restaurants and spend money locally
because not all of those places have gener-
ators, and I certainly know it has affected

staff morale, since they can’t sleep at night
a lot of the time because the electricity is
out,” said the manager, who did not wish to
be named. Meanwhile, resident Rosie
Mitchell, who called immediately after yes-
terday morning’s cut, said the power prob-
lems are “ruining people’s lives.”

“It’s hot, there are mosquitoes, it’s mis-
erable. It’s difficult for people to go about
their usual business.”

The Bahamas Electricity Corporation is
presently in the final stages of completing
the development of a new power plant in
Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera, which will serve
both the mainland and Harbour Island.

Major work on the new plant is by and
large complete, said Mr Neymour yester-
day, however work still remains to be done
to strengthen the distribution system to
diminish the chance of cuts.

Mr Neymour said the government long
ago recognised the need for enhanced pow-
er infrastructure in both Eleuthera and
Abaco — another island where residents
have suffered from chronic outages this
summer as they await the full implementa-
tion of a new power plant there — and act-
ed to assure that generation of power could
meet demand, but “putting these things in
takes time.”

“T said at an Eleuthera town meeting
two years ago in a presentation I gave that
it would take at least two years for us to
address the major infrastructural works in
Eleuthera. Essentially I was saying it would
be at the end of this year when we would
expect to address major components of
infrastructural works dealt with, so we did
not foresee us being totally out of the
woods until end of 2010,” said Mr Ney-
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By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

FINAL preparations are
underway for the launch of the
first ever National Prescription
Drug Plan next week.

Around 10,000 patients suf-
fering from non-communicable
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betes, asthma and arthritis have
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Minister of Health Hubert
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this week to ensure all systems
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month. He said around 35,000
people are expected to sign on
for phase one of the National
Prescription Drug Plan (NPDP)
which invites National Insur-
ance Board (NIB) pensioners,
NIB invalids, Bahamians over
65, children under 18 and stu-
dents under 25 to register for
an ACE prescription card so
they may receive medication
from participating pharmacies
free of charge.

All other patients will be
entitled to free medication
when the Ministry of Health
and NIB launch phase two of
the scheme, but Dr Minnis said
he cannot yet predict when that
might be. Before the plan is
made available to the wider
community and taxpayers, the
National Insurance contribu-

tion rate must be agreed.

“The second phase will be a
challenge for all of us,” Dr Min-
nis said.

“First I have to make sure
that the first phase is running
well, and we will do customer
surveys to find out how satis-
fied patients are and how we
can improve before we launch
the second phase.”

Right now Dr Minnis is
focused on launching the first
phase as he is ready for phar-
macies and NPDP customer
service representatives to test
the ACE card system.

He is also working to ensure
participating pharmacies have
all the required medication in
stock. NIB director Anthony
Cargill urged doctors to for-
ward patients ACE card appli-
cations to the NPDP office or
NIB at a preparatory meeting
held by the Ministry of Health
last week so patients will be eli-
gible to receive medication at
the launch of the plan.

NPDP manager Tami Fran-
cis is confident medication will
be widely available to patients
as she said new pharmacies are
requesting to join the plan
every day.

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medical supplies for 11 chronic
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and pharmacists over the last
two years, as closely as possible.

However, the minister said
there is room for adjustment to
the formulary as needed and
he advised medics to apply for
additional medications to be
included as they see fit.

President of the Medical
Association of the Bahamas
Timothy Barrett has praised
NIB and the Ministry of Health
for the NPDP’s progress in
developing the first ever nation-
al medication provision scheme.

He said: “I look forward to
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Bahamian woman selected

to be a peace pioneer in
international youth project



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CRYSTAL Alexander, 24,
of the Bahamas, has been
selected as one of 35 young
participants in the 2010
Nkabom Commonwealth
Youth Leadership Pro-
gramme.

The Nkabom Programme
is a flagship project of the
Royal Commonwealth Soci-
ety (RCS), the oldest and
largest non-governmental
organisation devoted to Com-
monwealth affairs.

The word Nkabom (pro-
nounced ink-a-bom) means
“coming together” in parts of
Ghana where the programme
was first held in 2004.

Ms Alexander, who is also
the Commonwealth Youth
Caucus representative for the
Bahamas, is an ardent youth
activist.

Beating out the competi-
tion of over 500 other inter-
national applicants, she has
emerged as the Bahamas’ sole
representative in a group
comprising 28 diverse nation-
alities.

Interactive

In September 2010, 35
young people aged between
18 and 25 from around the
world will gather in Kigali,
Rwanda for an interactive 10-
day programme focusing on
international understanding,
peace building and conflict
resolution skills.

Rwanda, which is the Com-
monwealth's newest member
state and where the average
age of the population is 18,
will be an ideal setting for an
initiative that propagates the
potential of young people to
be agents of peace and devel-
opment.

Speaking about her
appointment, Ms Alexander
said: “I am delighted to have
been offered a place on the
programme. I am sure that
Nkabom will reinforce my

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PEACE PIONEER: Crystal Alexander

belief that young people are
the most powerful resource
to any nation and the wisest
investment of any people.”

RCS youth programmes
manager Claire Anholt said:
“The standard of applications
received this year has been
outstanding.

“The knowledge, experi-
ence and perspective that
Crystal will bring to the pro-
gramme will, I am sure,
empower her fellow partici-
pants to promote peace with-
in their own communities and
in the wider world.”

Ms Alexander is currently
pursuing a Bachelor's degree
in Secondary Education with
a major in Social Science.

EN JOUSE tore

Concurrently, she is working
as a teacher in the public
school system and is involved
in a youth conclave dealing
with violent teens and gang-
leaders.

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Programme strives to engage
young people in international
issues, particularly conflict
resolution; foster friendships
and encourage the exchange
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diverse cultural backgrounds,
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SUPREME COURT

GN-1088



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION

No. 2010/PRO/npr/00488
Whereas THOMAS COOPER of Seven Hills, on the Island of New Providence, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made application to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, for letters of administration of the Real and Personal Estate of
SHIRLEY ELIZABETH COOPER late of Seven Hillis in the Southern District of the Island
of New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard by the said Court at the

expiration of 14 days from the date hereof.

—

Cfor) Registrar

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION

2010/PRO/npr/00507

IN THE ESTATE OF WHITELAW REID, late of 73 West Patent Road in the Town of
Bedford Hills, Westchester County, in the State of New York, one of he States of the United
States of America, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the date hereof,
application will be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
PETER G. FLETCHER of the Western District of the Island of New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in
The Bahamas for obtaining the Re-sealing Grant of Letters Testamentary in the above estate
granted to ELIZABETH B REID and WILLIAM B WARREN the Executors, by the State of

New York, Westchester County Surrogate’s Court, on the 1** day of June, 2009.

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THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION

No. 2010/PRO/npr/00508

Whereas SHARON STURRUP, of the City of Freeport, in the Island of Grand
Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made application to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of administration of the Real and Personal Estate of
ROSALEE WELLS a.k.a ROSEALEE WELLS a.k.a ROSALIE WELLS late of the City
of Freeport, in the Island of Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard by the said Court at the

expiration of 21 days from the date hereof.

"Naika Moca. Catal.

(for) Registrar

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION

2010/PRO/npr/00509



THE TRIBUNE



Video shows Anna

Nicole denying drug
use at awards show

LARRY BIRKHEAD
LOS ANGELES

Jurors in the Anna Nicole
Smith drug trial were shown
a video Monday in which
the former model denies
being on drugs during a per-
formance on a TV awards
show in 2004, according to
Associated Press.

Defence attorney Steve
Sadow presented the video
during a surprisingly brief
cross-examination of Larry
Birkhead, the father of
Smith's daughter.

Birkhead made the video
with Smith four days after
the American Music
Awards show in which her
slurred speech raised ques-
tions about whether she was
under the influence.

"People thought I was
drunk, on drugs, losing it,"
Smith said on the video that
Birkhead said was broadcast
on TV. "I'm not losing it,
America. I'm fine, happy."

It was the jury's most
extensive look at the
demeanor of Smith and the
first time her voice was
heard in the drug conspiracy
case denying she was on
drugs.

The prosecution last week
played the AMA footage in
an effort to show she was
impaired by taking too
many prescription drugs.
Birkhead suggested Smith
had just been projecting her
public personality on the
show.

The judge stressed that
jurors should evaluate the
video shown Monday only
in relation to Smith's man-
nerisms, not what she said.

Smith appeared bright-
eyed and her speech was not
slurred. She was carefully
coifed and made up, pro-
jecting her signature, glam-



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orous image, and held a
small white dog on her lap.

"When I go out on stage, I
always work it. I work the
crowds,” she said, explain-
ing the AMA performance
that Birkhead had described
as "loopy."

She said she had been up
sick the night before and
was nervous. All her
remarks were scripted, and
other than the one line she
couldn't see on _ the
teleprompter, she followed
the script, she said.

Birkhead previously tes-
tified about his concerns that
Smith was taking too many
prescription medications on
a regular basis.

The night before the
awards show, he said, she
suffered a seizure and was
almost too sick to go on. He
said he urged her to cancel,
but she insisted on going for-
ward. He said he didn't see
her take any drugs that
night.

Smith said on the video
shot by Birkhead that she
was shocked when the calls
began coming after the
AMA show asking if she
was under the influence dur-
ing the performance.

Among those who even-
tually called, according to
testimony, was her doctor,
Sandeep Kapoor, who was
worried she might have
been taking too many pre-
scription drugs.

Smith's lawyer-boyfriend
Howard K. Stern, who is
represented by Sadow,
Kapoor and Dr. Khristine
Eroshevich have pleaded
not guilty to conspiring to
provide Smith with massive
doses of opiates and seda-
tives. They are not accused
of causing her 2007 overdose
death.

Rotary District Governor
visits Bahamas Rotary
and Rotaract Clubs

IN THE ESTATE OF GEORGE S. BAYOUD, late of the County of Dallas, in the State of
Texas, one of the States of the United States of America, deceased.

NOTICE is hcreby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the date hereof,
application will be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
CLEMENT T. MAYNARD III of Gibson &company, the G.K. Symonette Building, Shirley
Street, on the Island of New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the Re-
Sealing Grant of Letters Testamentary in the above estate granted to GEORGE S. BAYOUD
JR. the Executor, by the State of Texas, Dallas County Probate Court, on the 8 day of February,
2010.

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IN THE ESTATE OF JAMES FOSTER SCHAEFFER SR., late of 1914 Poplar Avenue,
Apartment 812, in the City of Memphis in the County of Shelby, in the State of Tennessee, one
of the States of the United States of America, deceased.

ALL SMILES: Seated (left to right): Joanne Smith, president of
Rotary Club of East Nassau; Janine Carey, past-president of the
Rotaract Club of East Nassau and assistant district Rotaract repre-
sentative 7020; Diana White, Rotary governor, District 7020; Anne
Myers, president of the Rotaract Club of East Nassau.

Standing (I-r): Charles Sealy, past-president of Rotary Club of
South East Nassau, assistant governor, District 7020; Rishad Bain,
president of Rotaract Club of South East Nassau; Roger White,
Rotary Club of Charlotte Amalie; Lindsey Cancino, past-president
of Rotary Club of East Nassau, deputy assistant governor of Dis-
trict 7020.

DIANA White, Rotary Governor for District 7020,
which comprises the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos, this
month visited Rotary and Rotaract Clubs in Nassau.

Ms White attended a joint Rotaract-Rotary reception
hosted by the Rotaract Club of East Nassau at Van
Bruegel's restaurant in downtown Nassau.

In attendance were Rotaracters from the East and
South East Nassau clubs, as well as Rotarians from the
sponsoring Rotary Clubs.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the date hereof,
application will be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
ADAM D.R. CAFFERATA of Poinciana House, West Mall & Poinciana Drive, in the City of
Freeport, on the Island of Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the resealed
Grant of Letters Testamentary in the above estate granted to AMY MCQUEEN and JAMES F.
SCHAEFFER JR., the Co-Executors, by the State of Tennessee, Fayette County, on the 21 day

of April, 2006.



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LOCAL NEWS

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According to sources in }
the PLP and the FNM, Mr :
Gibson was said to always }
have had intentions of rep-
resenting the area even }
before he left the PLP and }
became an FNM MP in}

2009.

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there,” the source said.

“Mr Gibson is also a}
young man with a lot of }
promise and talent, so we }
expect him to do well in this
area. But we are not ones to }
promote candidates for seats
and the like, this far out. }
That is for the Opposition, }
who feel in some misguided }
fashion that they are build-
ing momentum. We are still }
in the business of govern- }

ing.”

Currently, there are two }
probable PLP opponents in }
the area who Mr Gibson will }
face — the seat’s incumbent }
former }
Speaker of the House of }
Assembly Oswald Ingra- }
ham, and attorney Damien :

representative,

Gomez.

While it is uncertain which }
PLP candidate would get the }
final nod for the area, there }
is a feeling among some PLP }
MPs that their colleague Mr }
Ingraham will make another }
run for his seat — considering }
what they claim is the }
“national swing” that will be }

forthcoming in 2012.

However, this “momen- }
tum” was questioned by an }
FNM strategist who said the }
PLP will not have this leg to }

lean on.

“The FNM is in govern- }
ment. We know more about }
what is going on in the coun- ;
try and the economy than }
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over to them, but we comman-
deered it as the manufacturers
of the boat and volunteers for
BASRA,” he said.

Mr Rose reported that BAS-
RA received a report from air
traffic control that it had lost
communication around 9am
with the aircraft which was
some 23 miles in-bound from
Walker’s Cay.

“They told us that the air-
craft was at 1,500ft and losing
altitude. They gave us a radio
and we plotted a course ... and
we got out as quickly as we
could,” Mr Rose said.

Pilot Capt John Roberts, a
BASRA volunteer, spotted the
downed aircraft and gave res-
cuers a rough position fix.

Mr Rose said a US Coast
Guard aircraft was able to
locate the survivors and drop a
rescue raft.

“They dropped a rescue raft
which unfortunately missed the
drop, but they also dropped a
smoke bomb and gave out
what we call a pon pon... and
we were able to get a more
exact location,” he said.

Mr Rose said the nose of the
aircraft was at the sea bottom
and the tail was floating out of
the water. All of the survivors
were wearing life vests and
hanging on to the tail of the
aircraft.

“We confirmed that all six
people were alive, including
one person who was six months
pregnant.

“Tt really came out nicely for
as far as how things could have
gone. This is one of those days

Plane crash

when you are proud to be vol-
unteering and to be a part of a
team of rescuers, with the
Defence Force, Police and
BASRA,” Rose said.

According to the BASRA
official, the pilot told him that
he lost one engine and was
unable to maintain altitude.

“He (the pilot) said he was at
1,500ft and was not able to
maintain altitude so he
dropped as low as he could and
flared the aircraft out and
touch the tail down first.

“He made impact with the
water at roughly 60 knots,
which is about 68 to 70 mph
when he hit the water.

“As a pilot he could not have
done anything better,” com-
mented Mr Rose.

“The pilot said when the
plane hit the water it slid for a
very short time and then a
wave came up over the front
and shattered the windshield,
but it did not implode on them
so they had enough time to get
to the emergency exit.”

“The pilot knew what he was
doing as he has 15 years flying
experience, and we could not
have asked for a better out-
come,” he said.

Mr Cambridge declined to
talk with the media about the
ordeal, but said he wanted to
thank BASRA, the Defence
Force, the US Coast Guard
and all those who came to their
assistance and rescued them.

Terrence Bullard is grateful
his wife and two children are
alive.

He and his family went to

PLP Baha Mar vote

FROM page one

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Grand Cay to attend his wife’s
brother’s funeral. He decided
to return by boat instead.

Mr Bullard went to the air-
port around 9am to pick up his
family, but became concerned
when the aircraft did not arrive
as scheduled.

“T was scared because I
know the flight from Walker’s
Cay is only 20 minutes, and
after an hour passed and I did
not see the plane ... I got con-
cerned.

“T went to the airport and
saw some pilots running
around. I asked what happened
and they told me they just
heard that Fritz went down. It
felt like my whole world came
to an end,” he said.

Mr Bullard became very

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CRASH SURVIVORS: Tamasio Bullard (left) and Miriam Gibson walk to a waiting ambulance.



emotional at one point and
paused to regain his compo-
sure. He commended the air-
port company, BASRA, the
police, and everyone who
assisted in the search and res-
cue.

“They did a very good job
in getting the rescue effort
together. And I thank God
they were able to find them
because they went up the first
time and they did not find
them. But, I understand that
Capt. Roberts, a veteran search
and rescue man, saw them.

“T have not seen him yet to
shake his hand, but I want to
thank him. He saw them when
the other pilots missed them,”
he said.

Terranique Bullard, one of



the passengers onboard the air-
craft, was the first to be assist-
ed from the boat.

She said they were in the
water for about two and a half
to three hours. She said they
saw several search planes
above.

“T was very afraid. We were
on the wing of the plane and
the water was rough and it was
raining.

“The pilot did a good job.
He dived into the plane to
get the life vests for us and
the radio transmitter,” she
said.

“He gave us good instruc-
tions and told us where to go
and the correct position to be
in and he helped us with our
life vests,” she said.

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CRASH SCENE: Firefighters remove one of the injured after yesterday’s accident.

SIX people were taken to hospital by ambulance with serious injuries yesterday when two
trucks collided on Frank Watson Highway in western New Providence.

According to police, a man identified as Mark Pinder lost control of the white 2003 Ford
350 truck he was driving west along the highway at around 10.30am, colliding head on with
a black 1997 F150 truck being driven by Kevin Brown of Seabreeze Lane.

Mr Pinder, of Village Green, Village Road, had three passengers in his vehicle at the time,
while Mr Brown was travelling with two other people.

All of those involved, except Mr Pinder, suffered from serious injuries as a result of the
crash, said police Superintendent Carolyn Bowe in a statement.

FROM page one

with a knife, and one of them discharged his ser-
vice revolver shooting the man in the upper body.
People living in the area said they were startled



BUS ROBBERY SUSPECT

as the gunfire rang out. Some claim they heard

five shots and police used excessive force, others
said the suspect got what he deserved.

ASP Miller said: “A knife is a deadly instru-
ment, very deadly, and we have seen in other
homicides people killed with a knife, including

police officers.

“If an officer perceives a real threat it is in
the hands of that officer — he would make that

call.

“Our response was very quick and I want to
commend the South East division, particularly
East Street South, for their quick response to

this matter.”

Mr Miller did not identify the police officer
who pulled the trigger, and said the suspect,
believed to be in his early to mid-20s, has not yet

been formally identified.

However, neighbours said three young women,
believed to be friends or relatives of the dead sus-
pect, visited the scene of the shooting and walked

away weeping.

A 51-year-old Breadfruit Street woman said: “T
think they should have shot him in his legs or

SHOT DEAD BY POLICE

something, then lock him up and do it the right
way. Send him to court, send him to prison. That
is somebody’s child too.”

But another neighbour, who did not want to be
named, disagreed. She said: “We don’t know

what the police officer saw so I guess I have to

trust he did the right thing.”
Breadfruit Street resident Shirley McPhee, 34,

said she was frightened when she heard five shots

the scene.

fired just a few houses down from her own home,
but was relieved when she realised police were on

“T don’t feel bad about the fact they shot and

killed him because it could have been somebody
else’s life at stake,” she said.
“But now that I know he had a knife, I think

they should have shot him in the leg, not shot to

kill.”

Mr Miller said police detectives and intelli-
gence officers are targetting criminals in

Pinewood Gardens every day as they work to

take serious law-breakers off the streets and
make the neighbourhood safe for residents.

FROM page one

registrations increase to 1,470
each this year —a figure almost
500 greater than the 1,000 stu-
dents the Ministry considers
ideal, forcing the Government
to refuse any more enrolments
there — others continue to have
space for hundreds of young-
sters.

Mr Bannister said it is the
phenomena of parents seeking
to move their children into
schools which are rumoured to
have produced above average
exam results, over and above
additional demands on the pub-
lic school system for other rea-
sons — such as through migra-
tion of students out of private
schools — that has seen some
schools’ populations rise dra-
matically this year.

“The problem we’re having is
that even if they are not from
areas, they are still trying to get
into those schools while others
could hold hundreds more stu-
dents,” said Mr Bannister.

Responding to comments
from Director of Education
Lionel Sands last week, in
which he confirmed the growth
in demand for CV Bethel and
SC McPherson, President of the
Bahamas Union of Teachers
Belinda Wilson said the Min-
istry of Education should con-
sider building more schools in
the south western part of New
Providence given the growing
population and demand for
school places in that area.

However, while population

Registration

growth in south west New Prov-
idence is a factor that needs to
be taken into consideration by
the Ministry of Education, said
Mr Bannister, stricter enforce-
ment of the “feeder school” sys-
tem could also go a long way
in addressing the problem.

“We have to make sure stu-
dents enrol in the schools they
should enrol in. They need to
stay in the communities they’re
in and the feeder school system
needs to operate properly. But
south west area growing in pop-
ulation also have to look at the
school population in that area.

“We'll have the figures by
end of this week to ascertain
exactly how many students
enrolled in those schools come
from those areas and how many
of them come from elsewhere,”
said the Education Minister.

The move by some parents
to put their children into cer-
tain “high achieving” public
schools comes despite the fact
that no official statistics have
been released to the public to
indicate which schools’ students
did better than others in the
recently released BGCSE and
BJC exams.

Mr Bannister said that in
actual fact, while certain public
schools did do “extremely well”
in the exams — seeing great
improvements in their overall
achievement levels among stu-
dents — “virtually all” public
schools saw improvements.

Following the publication of

an article in The Tribune last
week in which the increased
enrolment at the CV Bethel
and SC McPherson schools was
highlighted, along with the
plight of a parent, Charles Not-
tage, who had found he could
no longer find a place for his
daughter Chavanna at SC
McPherson despite its closeness
to his home, many Tribune
readers left angry comments on
our www.tribune242.com web-
site blaming the situation on
the number of “Haitian chil-
dren” in the public school sys-
tem.

Out of a total of 30 com-
ments on the story, many called
for the removal and deporta-
tion of children of Haitian
parentage from the public
school system, with some sug-
gesting that no child of Haitian
abstraction should be allowed a
school place in place of a “full
blooded” Bahamian student.

Speaking to The Tribune last
week, Mr Sands said there is
room in the system for every
child who needs to enrol,
though perhaps not at the first
school of choice.

Meanwhile, Mr Bannister
has previously stated that The
Bahamas cannot discriminate
against any child seeking an
education in this country.

“For a civilized country that
subscribes to the United
Nations convention, it is our
obligation to ensure children
are educated. Any country that
discriminates against children
labels itself as a barbaric soci-
ety," he said.

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any phone call, inquiries. No
nothing. They destroyed all of
our fruit trees: mango, pear,
guinep, soursop. All of our cas-
sava, yams. The Ministry of
Works people (working on
Corridor 5) started coming in
our yard digging in and cutting
up the yam and cassava,” said
Althea Gibson, Mr Gibson’s
daughter. She owns a portion
of the property and lives in the
home complex with her par-
ents.

“They flattened the whole
land. Every year my mother
picks the peas from her peas
trees, bags them in quarts and
sells them to church members
and other people. My daddy
was a farmer. Everything is
gone. Everything you could
name is gone,” said Ms Gibson.

Keith Bell, general legal
council at Arawak Homes, said:
“We have shown them our
maps and documents, which are
recorded by lands and surveys.
The Gibsons, they live in Rock
Crusher, and they sought to
enclose a portion of property
that is theirs and a portion of
vacant land behind their house

going back to the road. I think
that is where the mix up
comes. They may have a
boundary issue and we would
have had the surveyors out
there who would have staked
out our property.

“They presumed they
owned a portion of our prop-
erty. The property is in the
back of them. There is 100 feet
of property they are claiming
ownership of. They fenced
well in excess of 1,000 feet,”
said Mr Bell.

Mr Bell confirmed Arawak
Homes did “cut down some
trees.” However, he said, “we
left their few trees on their
property” and only cut down
trees on the portion of land of
which the company is claim-
ing ownership.

Mr Bell said he met with the
elderly couple at their home
last week to explain what was
happening. He said 74-year-
old Vernica Gibson “said she
understood.”

Ms Gibson said her mother
told the workers they were
trespassing on private proper-

ty when they came to bulldoze.

“They kept bulldozing. My
mother and father are old.
What could they do? You
can't go up against a big trac-
tor and big strapping men. My
father has Alzheimer’s dis-
ease,” she said.

“My parents feel raped.
They are just glad they have
children who can actually
defend them. All she is doing
is thanking God for her chil-
dren. You know what it is for
two old people; there is noth-
ing they could do.”

Ms Gibson said if Arawak
Homes is not willing to settle,
she can foresee a court case.

“If they don’t come to some
agreement to put the gate
back up and replace all the
trees and pay fines for tres-
passing and all the stress I am
going through then we are
going full force. We are going
to court. You can’t take some-
thing that the Supreme Court
has already stamped,” she
said.

“They have to replace all of
the trees, and if they can't they

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My oldest brother is mad
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Mr Bell added: “Arawak
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Insurer:

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Tribune Business Editor

major insurance group

with key Bahamian

operations made no

underwriting profit in

2009 because 87 per
cent of every dollar earned was paid
out to cover policyholder health
claims, a senior executive revealing
that for 2010 to-date it had supported
14 air medical evacuation cases and
claims “reserved to exceed in excess of
$1 million”.

Linda Gibson, president of Atlantic
Medical Insurance, the Bahamian-
based health insurance subsidiary of
Colonial Group International, told the
Rotary Club of East Nassau that

$200m loan ‘impasse’
hurdle for Baha Mar

Bahamians had to “face certain reali-
ties” and be “prepared to pay” for the
medical services they wanted as costs
rose globally.

Explaining that she was attempting
to “clear the air” for Bahamian con-
sumers, in an atmosphere where per-
sons both here and globally were seek-
ing scapegoats for rising medical insur-
ance premiums and treatment costs,
Mrs Gibson suggested that there was
no one “big bad wolf” responsible.

Arguing that the private health
insurance companies had always been
an “easy target” for politicians seeking
someone to blame for rising health-
care costs, the Atlantic Medical chief
said that typically her company’s prof-
it margins on an average policy were
just 3 per cent.

For every $1 in premium the com-
pany collected, the product was priced
thus, Mrs Gibson said:

* 3 per cent is paid to the Govern-
ment in Premium Tax

* 13 per cent is to cover adminis-
tration costs, Mrs Gibson saying that
some 2 per cent of this was for sales
and marketing. Marketing, she
explained, included the provision of
health education information to
Atlantic Medical’s clients

* 78 per cent covers the payment of
medical claims

* 3 per cent covers reinsurance costs

* 3 per cent represents Atlantis
Medical’s risk transfer/profit charge

“In 2009, for the Colonial Group
International, the parent company to

Atlantic Medical, Colonial Pensions,
Security and General and Life Choic-
es, there was no underwriting profit
due to adverse claims experience. In
2009, nearly 87 per cent out of every
dollar was paid for the cost of health-
care,” Mrs Gibson revealed.

“In summary, the cost of health
insurance premiums is primarily a
reflection of the overall cost of health
care services, with the bulk of the pre-
mium going to pay for the cost of
health benefits, such as hospitals, doc-
tors, laboratories.”

Mrs Gibson argued that the
Bahamian health insurance industry,
like its counterparts elsewhere, was a
cost effective and efficient adminis-
trator, which was not responsible for
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Health claims take 87% of every $1

- the area where costs were increas-
ing.

“If we stop paying, the system can
grind to a halt. Any deterioration in
response time would have a major
impact on the availability of care at
home and overseas, where the ID card
is currently accepted for direct billing.
Providers rely on insurers for cash
flow,” she explained. “Right now, our
problem is with inflation in the cost
of care locally, not overseas, although
we see problems ahead for US care.”

Atlantic Medical and others were
also risk carriers, Mrs Gibson said,
acknowledging that healthcare costs
were extremely difficult to predict.

“The cost of medical services in any

SEE page 3B

Phoney invoices costing dealers, Govt ‘thousands’

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

and sell them $3,000 below his
consumer prices, “something is
seriously going on.”

By NEIL HARTNELL PM meets with

Tribune Business Editor ; oe

= __ developer’s principals
PRIME i

ae and Chinese Ambassador

Hubert Ingra- | yesterday over

ham yesterday
met with Baha
Mar’s princi-
pals and the
Chinese
Ambassador to
further discuss
the proposed
$2.6 billion
Cable Beach redevelopment,
sources familiar with develop-
ments told Tribune Business,
the main remaining obstacle
being the $200 million out-
standing loan the developer
owes to the Scotiabank
(Bahamas) syndicate.

Tribune Business revealed
months ago that the “impasse”
between Baha Mar and Scotia-
bank over the loan was a sig-
nificant hurdle yet to be over-
come, and this newspaper has
been informed that the sum
involved, inclusive of principal
and interest, has risen from ear-
lier estimates of $170-$180 mil-
lion to around $200 million.

Barry Malcolm, Scotiabank
(Bahamas) managing director,
declined to comment on the
Baha Mar situation when con-
tacted by Tribune Business yes-
terday.

While the total amount due
from Baha Mar is less than has
been reported elsewhere,
progress on the $2.6 billion

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Cable Beach redevelopment is
unlikely to happen until the
banking syndicate is repaid,
despite the developer having
found new partners in the form
of China State Construction
and the China Export-Import
Bank. The Chinese government
has also approved the project.

That has placed the ball in
the Bahamian government’s
court, and that of Baha Mar.
The outstanding loan issue is
thought to be one reason why
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham has been lukewarm
towards the project, especially
since Scotiabank is refusing to
shift from its position that Baha
Mar and its principals, the
Lyford Cay-based Izmirlian
family, must repay the loan in
full.

Tribune Business previously
reported that Scotiabank feels
the situation is at an “impasse”,
the bank having few attractive
options at this point. While it
wants to recover its funds, the
sum involved being of critical
importance to the Bahamian
financial system, it will also
recognise the Baha Mar pro-

SEE page 2B

Airlift acquisition

targets Out Islands



By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter

ESTABLISHED Bahamian
auto dealers yesterday said they
and the Public Treasury were
losing ‘thousands of dollars” a
year due to individuals, includ-
ing some foreigners, selling
imported used cars below their
prices through the submission
of false invoice amounts that
dramatically lowered Customs
duty payments.

Brent Fox, proprietor of
Montague Motors, told Tribune
Business that the problem was
“pretty widespread and getting
out of hand”, with the Customs
Department seemingly aware

that invoices with false pur-
chase prices were being sub-
mitted but unable to make
much progress in their investi-
gations.

Taking the Toyota Harrier
model as an example, Mr Fox
said: “I’m struggling to sell it
at $13,000, and these guys are
selling Harriers at $9,000, which
is close to $2,000 less than my
landed cost.”

He explained that he trav-
elled to Japan twice a year to
attend used car auctions, where
he purchased his inventory,

never using the Internet. Hav-
ing made these trips for eight to
nine years, Mr Fox said he
understood the Japanese auc-
tion system, which mandated
that there were no private used
car sales, everything going
through the government there.

As a result, he had been able
to obtain books showing the
price Japanese used cars were
sold at, including the lowest
prices they fetched. With his
knowledge of the market, he
said that if individuals were able
to import Japanese used cars

Bank to ‘address’ broker concerns

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

SCOTIABANK (Bahamas)
yesterday said it had “agreed
to address” concerns raised by
small Bahamian insurance bro-
kers over its group homeowners
arrangement with J. S. John-
son, its managing director
telling Tribune Business the
bank would be “toast” if just
10 per cent of its mortgage
portfolio was uninsured when a
major hurricane hit.

Barry Malcolm told this
newspaper that he met with
Bahamas Insurance Brokers
Association (BIBA) represen-
tatives last week to ease their
concerns over Scotiabank

(Bahamas) arrangement with
J. S. Johnson, and explained
that the bank - with a mortgage
portfolio easily in excess of $1
billion - needed to protect its
assets, and the investment made
by Bahamian homeowners,
from exposure to hurricanes
and other catastrophe perils if
the latter were unable to pay
the annual property insurance
premium.

Mr Malcolm also refuted
claims circulating among some
in the insurance industry that
J.S. Johnson had paid the bank
a ‘finder’s fee’ for signing up to
the group policy, something
that is effectively illegal under
the new Insurance Act.

And he told Tribune Busi-

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ness that Scotiabank
(Bahamas) had dropped a long-
standing objective to obtain its
own insurance broker/agent
licence, which would have
allowed it to sell insurance cov-
erage to its mortgage clients.
“We had a very good meet-
ing with BIBA, and we
explained to them to the back-
ground as to why we had put
in place this group insurance
coverage - basically, to protect
ourselves against any part of
our mortgage portfolio being
uninsured,” Mr Malcolm said.
“The issues they had raised
we have agreed to address, and
we will get back to them in

SEE page 3B

“There’s no way they can be
paying $2,000 less than me if
they’re going to Japan, and no
way they can be doing that
unless they’re cutting invoices.
It’s a problem that’s been per-
sisting for some years, and no
one can get to the bottom of
it,” Mr Fox told Tribune Busi-
ness.

“There’s hundreds of thou-
sands of dollars in lost revenue
for the Bahamas Government,
and tonnes of money being lost
by local dealers trying to play it

SEE page 2B

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Baha Mar: $200m loan ‘impasse’

FROM page 1B

ject’s importance to the nation-
al economy, which has nothing
else on the horizon capable of
dragging it out of recession.

If Scotiabank moved to fore-
close, it would be left running
several loss-making resorts and
with little prospect of recover-
ing the loan’s full value. It
would almost certainly be
forced to downsize the hotels’
workforces to cut costs as well.

A debt-for-equity swap,
where the Scotiabank syndicate
took an ownership stake in the
Baha Mar project, would also
not be attractive to a conserva-
tive lender, since it would effec-
tively have to write-down the
value of that $170-$180 million
loan.

It is likely that Baha Mar and
its principals, the Izmirlian fam-
ily, will not settle the Scotia-
bank situation until all required
approvals from the Bahamian

and Chinese governments are
in hand, Tribune Business has
been made to understand.

Resolution of the situation is
made even more critical
because part of the collateral
for the Scotiabank loan is real
estate upon which the $2.5 bil-
lion financing from the China
Export-Import Bank will be
secured.

Without the Scotiabank secu-
rity being lifted, the Chinese
institution will be unable to use
that real estate as collateral,
since it is already encumbered.

Robert Sands, Baha Mar’s
senior vice-president of gov-
ernmental and external affairs,
told Tribune Business last
month: “We have been working
very hard and collaboratively
with our partners in Scotiabank.
They know the Bahamian econ-
omy very well due to the impor-
tant business they conduct here,
and they certainly understand

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“We are in very active nego-
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the bridge financing they have
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reach a resolution on this in the
very near term.”

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gross domestic product (GDP)
that the Baha Mar project
would have during its first full
year in operation, plus the
almost 11,000 jobs - including
7,000 direct ones - that would
be created, Mr Sands said the
Cable Beach redevelopment
held “huge economic benefits
for the Bahamas and the
Bahamian people”.

He added that the project
“could not have come at a bet-
ter time as the economy begins
to recover. This will certainly
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FROM page 1B

the past, since it is frequently travelled by West
Palm and Abaco residents.

Mr Gamber added that as AvStar Aviation
grows Twin Air, they will eventually expand their
fleet of aircraft and routes in the Bahamas.

“Most of the work we do is between Eleuthera
and Abaco, and these are the destinations where
we want to make service better,” he said. “Even-
tually we will look further into the Bahamas.”

Twin Air currently services Eleuthera and
Abaco with six aircraft, consisting of Piper Navjos
and Cessna 402s.

According to a press release from AvStar,
Twin Air will now have the means to expand
the business through the equity markets and will
conduct $500,000 worth of refurbishments on
their aircraft. Mr Gamber said any new aircraft
acquisitions will be considered when the refur-
bishments are completed.

The company offers passenger and cargo ser-
vices to the Bahamas from Fort Lauderdale. And

though they have acquired approvals from the
Bahamas government for the new route, they
are still awaiting approvals from West Palm
Beach in order to operate.

Mr Gamber said no management or personnel
changes have taken place since AvStar absorbed
Twin Air for an undisclosed amount of cash and
stock.

““AvStar is pleased to be entering the air carrier
market and looks forward to serving the passen-
ger and freight requirements of the citizens and
tourists of the Bahamas,” said the press release.

“Being a subsidiary of AvStar will allow Twin
Air Calypso to upgrade the existing fleet of air-
craft, open new destinations, and increase the
capacity of the existing route structure.”

He added that AvStar’s maintenance and
repair facilities in south Florida will provide Twin
Air with airframe and engine maintenance,
ground support and fuelling services, “making
the AvStar family a vertically integrated opera-
tion”.

INVOICES, from 1B

by the book. I don’t know all
that’s going on, whether they’re
submitting lower amounts on
invoices or not paying duty at
all. It’s pretty widespread and
getting out of hand.”

Mr Fox said all Customs
needed to do to verify that
invoice valuations submitted
were correct was to match them
with the wire transfer sums sent
out of the Bahamas to purchase
used cars.

While the submission of wire

transfer sums along with invoic-
es was required by Customs,
Mr Fox said such a practice had
never been enforced by the
Department.

Telling Tribune Business that
he sometimes received calls
from Customs checking on used
car invoice prices, Mr Fox said:
“They’re aware of what’s going
on, and appear to be making
inquiries, but never more than
once or twice a year. After the
heat is off, it goes back to busi-

ness as usual.”

Mr Fox was backed by Ben
Albury, operations manager at
Bahamas Bus and Truck, who
told Tribune Business: “Cus-
toms has called me to investi-
gate some of these things
before, but they never seem to
go very far.”

He added that while he was
not against competition, and
welcomed it, it had to be on a
“level playing field” for all con-
cerned.

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By RoyalFidelity Capital
Markets

IT WAS a slow week of trad-
ing in the Bahamian stock mar-
ket. Investors traded in seven
out of the 24 listed securities,
with three decliners and the
other securities remaining
unchanged.

EQUITY MARKET

A total of 11,813 shares
changed hands, representing a
decline of 24,846 shares com-
pared to the previous week's
trading volume of 36,659
shares.

Benchmark (Bahamas)
(BBL) was the volume leader
last week, with 6,000 shares
trading to see its stock price
close down $0.04 at $0.20.

Cable Bahamas (CAB) was
the lead decliner last week, its
stock price dropping by $0.34
on a volume of 1,450 shares to
close at $10.77.

Finance Corporation of the
Bahamas (FIN) also closed the
week down, its share price
declining by $0.10 on a volume
of 2,000 shares to end the week
at $8.80.

BOND MARKET

No notes traded in the
Bahamian bond market last
week.

COMPANY NEWS

Earnings Releases:
¢ Cable Bahamas (CAB)
released unaudited results for

BANK, from page 1B

short order. The meeting was
very cordial and productive.”

When asked by Tribune
Business to clarify the ‘finder’s
fee’ rumours, Mr Malcolm said
such claims were untrue,
adding: “No fees of any kind
were paid by J. S. Johnson. This
is a straight, transparent deal
related to insurance coverage.

“We shopped around for
quite a while, and J. S. John-
son came up with the best num-
bers. We had to do it; the expo-
sure is enormous. If we had a
huge hit from a major hurri-
cane, and 10 per cent of our
mortgage portfolio was unin-
sured, we’d be toast. I can now
sleep at night.”

Given a mortgage portfolio
worth $1 billion-plus, if 10 per
cent of its mortgage portfolio
was uninsured and totally
wiped out by a major storm,
Scotiabank (Bahamas) could
potentially lose some $100 mil-
lion worth of assets.

Asked by this newspaper
whether Scotiabank (Bahamas)
was still seeking an insurance
agent/broker licence, Mr Mal-
colm told this newspaper: “We
had looked at that, but we have
put that to one side, because
our core business is loans, and
that’s where the focus is.”

Tribune Business had been
told by insurance industry
sources that Scotiabank
(Bahamas) had wanted to
obtain such a licence for some
time, but had been told by the
Insurance Commission of the
Bahamas it would not be forth-
coming.

Such a licence would have
brought Scotiabank (Bahamas)
on an equal footing with rivals
FINCO and FirstCaribbean
International Bank (Bahamas),



the quarter ended June 30,
2010. For the quarter, CAB
reported net income of $4.8
million, which declined by $2.6
million or 35 per cent in com-
parison to the same quarter in
the prior year.

While CAB’s revenues of
$22.2 million increased by $1.2
million or 6 per cent quarter-
over-quarter, operating expens-
es also increased, rising by $2.3
million or 24 per cent in com-
parison to the prior year period.

Management noted that the
significant increase in operat-
ing expenses is primarily due
to higher regulatory and pro-
fessional costs associated with
the liberalisation of the com-
munications industry. It was
also noted that the $1.2 million
preference share dividends
mcreased by $700,000 quarter-
over-quarter.

Earnings per share for the
quarter were $0.26 compared
to $0.38 reported in the 2009
second quarter, a decline a of
$0.12.

¢ Colina Holdings Bahamas
(CHL) released unaudited
financial statements for the
quarter ended June 30, 2010,
reporting net income available
to common shareholders of $7.5
million, compared to $757,000
in the same quarter in 2009. It

both of which have insurance
licences, but small Bahamian
brokers have long feared such a
development would be anti-
competitive and squeeze them
out of the homeowners market.

Scotiabank (Bahamas) posi-
tion was yesterday backed by
one Bahamian insurance bro-
ker source, who said the J. S.
Johnson group insurance policy
issue had “been blown out of
all proportion”.

Acknowledging the com-
plaints of some brokers that
Scotiabank (Bahamas) would
effectively take business from
them under this arrangement,
the source said: “The way the
arrangement is supposed to
work is that the only time Sco-
tiabank uses the J. S. Johnson
facility is when the client does
not pay the premium, or does
not provide confirmation, that
the home is insured.”

Given its potential multi-mil-
lion dollar exposure, and the
Bahamas’ location in the hurri-
cane catastrophe belt, the bro-
ker acknowledged that Scotia-
bank (Bahamas) had every
right to ensure its asset expo-
sure was protected when the
homeowners did not step up to
the plate.

The broker source added
that BIBA’s concerns may have
been sparked by a small minor-
ity of Scotiabank (Bahamas)
loan officers and managers mis-
understanding the J. S. John-
son arrangement, and thinking
they had to push all their mort-
gage borrowing clients into
insuring with the company,
regardless of whether they
could pay their premium or not.

“It’s one or two Scotiabank
personnel pushing clients to use
this facility, but that’s being
addressed,” the source said,

was noted that both net premi-
um revenue and net policy-
holder benefits were down
quarter-over-quarter, with net
premium revenues of $22 mil-
lion declining by $1.5 million
or 6 per cent, while net benefits
paid of $11 million declined by
$3.3 million or 23 per cent.

In its revenues, CHL report-
ed net investment income of
$7.9 million, which increased
by $2.3 million or 40 per cent in
comparison to the prior quar-
ter, while its expenses reflected
reduced changes in provision
for future policyholder bene-
fits of $722,000. These declined
by $3.3 million or 82 per cent.

CHL reported earnings per
share of $0.30, compared to
$0.03 in the comparative quar-
ter, an increase of $0.27.

At June 30, 2010, CHL
reported total assets and liabil-
ities of $505 million and $397
million respectively, increases
by $6.7 million and $2.1 million
from year-end December 31,
2009.

¢ Fidelity Bank (Bahamas)
(FBB) released unaudited
results for the six-month period
ended June 30, 2010. FBB
reported a net loss of $327,000
compared to net income of
$582,000 reported in the com-
parative period in the prior

telling Tribune Business that
the J. S. Johnson arrangement
was “not going to be an issue
going forward”.

Similar concerns were raised
by BIBA president Vaughn
Culmer in an e-mail sent to
Association members last week
prior to his meeting with Mr
Malcolm.

The message, seen by Tri-
bune Business, said: “I was
informed by one of our mem-
ber companies of continued
heavy handedness by Scotia-
bank with their clients by insist-



year, a decline of $909,000.

Net interest income of $3.9
million declined by $409,000 or
9 per cent, while non-interest
income of $2.6 million also
declined, falling by $106,000 or
4 per cent in comparison to the
prior period.

The bank’s $6.9 million total
expenses increased by $394,000
or 6 per cent, primarily due to
higher depreciation and amor-
tisation costs, as well as higher
general and administrative
costs. Provision for loan losses
of $669,000 also increased by
$84,000 or 14 per cent in com-
parison to the prior period.

FBB reported negative earn-
ings per share for the six-month
period of $0.01, compared to
earnings per share of $0.02
reported for the same period
in 2009.

Total assets and liabilities as
at June 30, 2010, were $280 mil-
lion and $247 million respec-
tively, compared to $276 mil-
lion and $242 million at the end
of the prior year.

Customer deposits of $222
million increased by $4.7 mil-
lion or 2 per cent during the
six-month period, while mort-
gages and loans of $201 million,
and cash balances on hand and
at banks of $34.4 million,
increased by $1.2 million and
$5.8 million respectively.

ing that the client cancel the
policy with the incumbent bro-
ker, who renewed the policy
months earlier, and keep the J.
S. Johnson policy which was
recently effected.

“Even after the broker pro-
vided proof that the policy was
renewed, they still insisted that
the client cancel the policy.
Now the client has to pay the
broker for time on cover as well
as the J.S. Johnson policy,
which is added to the loan and
charged interest. The question
is ...What is encouraging Sco-

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Insurer: Health claims take 87% of every $1

FROM page 1B

one year can fluctuate dramat-
ically. This is not surprising
when one considers that cata-
strophic claims frequently
exceed $500,000 right here in
the Bahamas, and can reach $1
million and beyond,” Mrs Gib-
son said.

“To date, the largest claim
that we have seen in our book
of business was in excess of
$1.49 million. In 2009, we sup-
ported more than 20 cases
where patients were air ambu-
lanced to a US facility and
numerous between the Family
Islands and Nassau. Already
for 2010 we have supported 14
air evacuation cases and indi-
vidual claims reserved to
exceed in excess of $1 million.”

She added: “ If the system
does overheat, it is the insurer
that carries the burden, at least
in the short term, not the Govy-
ernment or the taxpayer. Natu-
rally premium adjustments will
seek to retrieve losses over the
long term.

“We suggest that competi-
tion serves to keep administra-
tion costs low and to improve
administrative efficiency........
We cannot simply blame the
insurance industry for the rising
costs.

“Important factors to note
are that 70 per cent of the
claims costs are incurred local-
ly and 30 per cent overseas. The
three main influencing factors

tiabank (Bahamas) officers to
perform in this manner?”
Tribune Business under-
stands that Scotiabank
(Bahamas) is investigating this
complaint, and whether some
staff may have overstepped the
mark as alleged. This newspa-
per was told that the bank had
prepared detailed instructions
for its staff on the J.S. Johnson
policy, including what it was,
how it was to be handled, and
what to say to clients, realising



have been general inflation,
price increases for certain ser-
vices in excess of inflation, and
increased utilization.”

Urging the Government to
be “realistic” over the health-
care reforms it was planning,
and promises to the same, Mrs
Gibson said it was impossible to
get away from cost, since it
might not be “economically
viable” to provide certain types
of secondary and tertiary care.

She added: “As a people,
Bahamians are used to getting
the best of everything and, until
recently, have been lucky to live
in a fairly affluent economy, at
least when compared to many
of our Caribbean counterparts.
However, we now have to face
certain realities that the rest of
the world has been wrestling
with for a number of years.

“There are certain pragmat-
ic decisions that have to be
made. As consumers, if we
want to have access to more
services, have access to
advanced treatments that
enable us to live longer, more
productive lives, we have to be
prepared to pay for them.

“At the same time, the
providers of healthcare have to
be held accountable for quality
outcomes and be realistic in the
level of care that can be pro-
vided in a community of 60,000
in Grand Bahama or 300,000
in the Bahamas as a whole at a
cost effective price.”

its staff could not act as unli-
censed insurance
brokers/agents.

Mr Malcolm effectively con-
firmed this, telling Tribune
Business: “Our people are not
brokers and agents. They are
not allowed to sell or push
insurance for J. S. Johnson or
anybody. That’s not going to
happen.”

Mr Culmer did not return
Tribune Business’s call yester-
day seeking comment.

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS





2004/CLE/gen/00737

IN THE SUPREME COURT
Common Law and Equity Division








BETWEEN

BANK OF THE BAHAMAS LIMITED






Plaintiff

AND





MYLES P. TURNQUEST











TO: MYLES TURNQUEST

TAKE NOTICE that:

Defendant

1. An action has been commenced against you
by Bank of The Bahamas Limited in the Supreme
Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas by
Writ of Summons filed on the 22nd day of June,
A.D., 2004 being Action No. 2004/CLE/gen/00737,
wherein the Plaintiffs claim is for the total sum of
$26,021.10 due under a demand loan dated the 31”













July, 1998.

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IN THE ESTATE OF NELSON PATRICK SMITH late
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Island of New Providence, The Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any
claim or demand against the above Estate are required
to send their names, addresses and particulars of
same certified in writing to the undersigned on or
before the 14 day of September, A.D., 2010 and if
required, to prove such debts or claims or default be
excluded from any distribution; after the above date
the assets will be distributed having regard only to
the proved debts or claims of which the Administrator
shall have had notice.

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settlement on or before the 7 September, A.D., 2010

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Exploring bladder conditions

By JEFFARAH GIBSON
Tribune Features Writer

HERE is a reason why
parents say to their
little girs wipe from
front to back after urinat-
ing.

The close proximity of the vaginal
opening to the anus, makes it sus-
ceptible to e-coli, a bacteria present
in faeces. When this bacteria enters
the body and begins duplicating, it
causes a number of bladder infec-
tions.

Dr Patrick Whitfield at Oxford
Medical Center and a consultant in
family medicine at the Department
of Family Planning at Princess Mar-
garet Hospital told Tribune Health in
a recent interview, that there is more
than one way the e-coli bacteria
enters the body.

“When e-coli gets into the body it
enters the bladder and causes a uri-
nary tract infection, he explained.

Urinary tract infections are char-
acterised by a persistent urge to uri-
nate, a burning sensation of the ure-
thra during urination, passing fre-
quent, small amounts of urine, urine
that appears cloudy, urine that
appears bright pink or cola coloured,
blood in the urine, pelvic pain in
women, and rectal pain in men.

The bacteria can also be contract-
ed during intercourse which can then
lead to cystitis (infection of the blad-

der). “The e-coli bacteria can also
enter the body during sexual activi-
ty. This is the reason why women
are advised to empty their bladders
prior to intercourse. A man’s anato-
my is much different than a woman,
and the anatomy of the female body
is what causes women to be more
susceptible to urinary infections,”
he explained.

Interstitial cystitis is an inflamma-
tory condition that is characterised
by a combination of uncomfortable
bladder pressure, bladder pain and
sometimes pain in the pelvis, which
can range from mild burning or dis-
comfort to severe pain.

Dr Whitfield said there are no
proven facts as to how interstitial
cystitis originates. However
www.mayoclinic.com suggests that
nerve signals from the brain become
perplexed.

“The bladder is a hollow, muscu-
lar, balloon-shaped organ that stores
urine until it is emptied. In adults,
the bladder expands until it's full
and then signals the brain that it's
time to urinate by communicating
through the pelvic nerves. This cre-
ates the urge to urinate in most peo-
ple. With interstitial cystitis, these
signals somehow get mixed up, and
people feel the need to urinate more
often and with smaller volumes of
urine than most people,” the website
explained.

When a person has interstitial cys-
titis it leads to the stiffening of the

@x GREEN SCENE By Gardener Jack

Seagrapes

PERHAPS nothing brings
back memories of a Bahami-
an childhood more than the
taste of a sweet ripe seagrape
on a late summer’s day.

Like Proust’s madeleine it
can open floodgates to the
long forgotten.

Seagrape fruit not only has
a distinctive taste, it has a
haunting scent that is unique.

The size can vary from very
spare and hardly larger than a
pea to a plump one-inch
diametre. Bahamian Out
Island children know the
locations of all the best trees
along the coastline and keep
them as secret as they can.

The seagrape tree (Coc-
coloba uvifera) comes in male
and female forms but it is
only the female that bears
fruit.

The male puts out rudi-
mentary flowers but never
fruit.

The small white flowers are
produced in a hanging col-
umn during early spring and
are pollinated by bees.

The flowers give way to
small green fruits that take
months to ripen and look like
clusters of green wine grapes.

Ripening occurs sporadi-
cally in individual fruits so
that unlike wine grapes a
bunch of ripe fruits cannot be
cut at one time.

This means that a few days
after collecting a bucketful of
seagrapes from the shoreline
the same trees can be revisit-
ed to produce another buck-
etful of fruits, and so on.

The leathery round leaves
of seagrape make it one of
the easiest of all trees to iden-
tify.

When they are young they
are bronze-brown and appear
to be highly lacquered.

In autumn some leaves
turn dark red and fall but
there is no wholesale loss of
foliage.

The trees are famous for
being able to endure extreme
salt conditions yet produce
fruit that is tasty and aromat-
ic.

Earlier this year, the Min-
istry of Public Works
removed casuarinas from
Saunders Beach and
replaced them with seagrape
trees.

Seagrape trees are native
to tropical America so it is
proper we have them deco-
rating a Bahamian beach

rather than an Australian
invasive import.

Seagrape trees can grow
away from the shoreline, and
in the garden they can be
judiciously pruned to form an
umbrella shape that provides
good shade.

Even better, the bunches
of ripening grapes hang down
from the flat canopy in one
plane and make picking a
cinch.

Most seagrapes that are not
eaten out of hand are used to
make grape jelly.

Seagrape wood is hard and
is used for carving figurines
and masks and such.

It is one of the favourite
native woods used in smoking
of meats and fish.

Used green or allowed to
dry and then soaked in water,
seagrape wood gives a dis-
tinctive smoke flavour that is
mild and pleasant.

Seagrape leaves placed on
top of the coals of a regular
barbecue also produce an
aromatic smoke.

Seldom seen but quite
spectacular is the grandiflora
version of seagrape.

The leaves can be up to
three-feet across and are fair-
ly floppy, nowhere near as
stiff as regular seagrape
leaves.

It is hard to dissociate sea-
grapes from coco plums
because they inhabit the same
general terrain. Although
coco plum season is almost
over there are still some ripe
fruits about if you look hard.

Coco plum © shrubs
(Chrysobalanus icaco) grow
to about 10 feet and the neat
overlapping roundish leaves
make it a good candidate for
either a specimen tree or a
hedge.

The seashore coco plum
bears pinkish white fruits and
the plants often stay at about
three feet.

The red-tipped or inland
coco plum bears dark purple
fruits (usually called black)
that are considered superior
in taste to the white.

Unlike seagrapes, coco
plums seem to be enjoyed
only by children. While sea-
grapes can help quench a
thirst, coco plums make it
worse.

¢ For questions or more infor-
mation please e-mail gardener-
jack@coralwave.com.

wall of the bladder which causes the
bladder to hold less urine.

Dr Whitfield said that there is no
cure for interstitial cystitis. However,
it can be treated with respective
medications. According to
www.mayoclinic.com they include
ibuprofen (advil, motrin,) and other
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs. Tricyclic antidepressants, such
as amitriptyline or imipramine
(tofranil) can also be used to help
relax your bladder and block pain.
Antihistamines, such as diphenhy-
dramine (benadryl), and loratadine
(claritin, others) can be used which
may reduce urinary urgency and fre-
quency and relieve other symptoms.

Two other cystitis, chemical and
drug induced, are non-bacterial and
non infectious disorders that are
experienced by some as well.

Chemical cystitis is the irritation of
the bladder and has been associated
with the use of bubble baths, and
feminine hygiene sprays.

"This occurs when the body has an
allergic reaction to a substance.
Things like sanitary napkins, sper-
micidal jellies, radiation therapy and
chemotherapy can cause chemical
cystitis to develop,” he explained.

Some symptoms include painful
urination, pressure on the low pelvis,
frequent need to urinate decrease
ability to hold in urine.

Drugs used in chemotherapy also
causes drug induced cystitis to devel-
op Dr Whitfield said.

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INFECTION: The close proximity of the vaginal opening to the anus, makes it
susceptible to e-coli, a bacteria present in faeces.

Bladder incontinence is another
common problem associated with
the bladder. Sometimes is affects a
persons everyday activities.

"There is a valve the controls the
outflow of urine. It is called the
sphincter muscles. In certain condi-
tions the muscle weaken and a per-
son's ability to keep urine in the



bladder is lost," Dr Whitfield said.

He added that any pressure on
the pelvic region can cause one to
lose control which will cause an
unfortunate “accident”.

In most cases people who have
extreme urinary incontinence have
catheters, a tube that allow drainage
of fluids, inserted.





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COMMON COLD: According to the Mayo Clinic, the common cold is the number one reason why children miss school.

Tips for treating



Drug Administration panel ques-
tioning the safety and efficacy of
these medications’ use in children

a cough caught
at school

(ARA) - ANY parent knows a
child's cough can render you feeling
helpless at 3 am and keep the entire
family from being well-rested. More-
over, doling out the remedy can esca-
late into a wrestling match ending
with you wondering about the dan-
gers of giving more due to spillage.
Fortunately, a little information can
reduce the household stress from this
common problem.

According to the Mayo Clinic, the
common cold is the number one rea-
son why children miss school. Chil-
dren catch six to 10 colds a year and
cough is a major symptom. In fact,
it’s estimated to be the symptom that
most commonly prompts patients to
see a doctor.

"A cough is a symptom, not a dis-
ease,” says Dr Jim LaValle, a clinical
pharmacist, author of "Green Immu-
nity Boosters," and founder of
LaValle Metabolic Institute.
"Among the many mechanisms of
defense and adaptation we have,
coughing is one of the most misun-
derstood.

"In healthy people, it is a very use-

ful reflex that keeps our air ducts
clear from particles or excessive
mucus so our breathing is protect-
ed," he says. "However, not only
does it spread germs but it also inter-
rupts sleep. This further weakens the
immune system, making us more vul-
nerable to a secondary infection."
LaValle offers some advice for
parents treating kids’ coughs:

¢ STAY HYDRATED AND
SETTLE DOWN. To start, parents
can encourage kids to drink water
or other healthy liquids to thin
mucous secretions, thereby sooth-
ing a cough, and discourage kids
from over-exerting themselves
when they have fever, aches or a
cough that produces phlegm.

¢ HONEY: MYTH OR
TRUTH? Grandma was right
according to a study published in
the December 2007 " Archives of
Pediatrics and Adolescent Medi-
cine." A teaspoon of honey before
bed seems to calm children’s
coughs and helps them sleep more

soundly. Honey coats the throat to
soothe irritation and is rich in infec-
tion-fighting antioxidants. It also
spurs saliva production, which can
help thin out mucus. Refrain from
giving honey to children younger
than 1 year of age.

¢ OPT FOR AN EXPECTO-
RANT, rather than a suppressant.
Coughs associated with colds
should be treated with an expecto-
rant to clear out mucus. A produc-
tive cough is the body's way of
clearing out mucus. An expectorant
encourages the body to get rid of
the phlegm quickly and get over the
coughing. Suppressants on the oth-
er hand suppress the body's natural
desire to heal.

¢ READ THE LABELS. Manu-
facturers of decongestants, antihist-
amines and cough suppressants
recently have voluntarily relabeled
these medications, instructing par-
ents not to use them in children
younger than 4 years of age. The
move followed a US Food and

younger than 6 years of age.

"One of the safest and tastiest
over-the-counter options I recom-
mend for kids is a cough syrup that
combines honey and homeopathic
medicines, Children's Chestal,"
says LaValle. "It doesn't contain
any of the ingredients in question
by the FDA. Instead of working
against the body as a suppressant, it
works naturally with the body to
make any type of cough more pro-
ductive for a speedier recovery.”

From the makers of Oscillococ-
cinum, a flu medicine relied upon
by families throughout the world
for 65 years, Children's Chestal is
safe for children 2 years of age and
older and has no risk of overdosing.
The sweet, kid-friendly honey base
coats and soothes the throat while
the blend of safe homeopathic med-
icines works on loosening chest
congestion. It calms those dry, fitful
coughs at bedtime so they don't
prevent sleep, but without drowsy
side effects for the day.

* Know when to see a doctor.
Most coughs subside on their own
within a week to 10 days. Coughs
that linger longer or are associated
with coughing up colored phlegm
or blood, wheezing, temperatures
higher than 101 degrees and
drenching night sweats can be
symptoms of a more serious illness
like pneumonia or asthma.

Courtesy of ARAcontent

Revealing
menopausal
symptoms
you may
not have
heard about

(ARA) - Although most
postmenopausal women have
heard of the traditional symp-
toms related to menopause -
like hot flashes, night sweats
and mood swings - according
to the REVEAL (REvealing
Vaginal Effects At mid-Life)
Surveys, fewer have heard of
vulvar and vaginal pain and
physical discomfort during sex-
ual activity which may also
occur during menopause. The
REVEAL Surveys were con-
ducted on behalf of Wyeth
Pharmaceuticals (now a part of
Pfizer Inc) and polled 1,006
postmenopausal women and
602 health care professionals
who treat postmenopausal
women.

Interestingly, half of the post-
menopausal women surveyed
agreed that they have learned
to live with the vulvar and vagi-
nal symptoms of menopause,
such as dryness, as a normal
part of getting older. For many
postmenopausal women, a dis-
connect exists between the
symptoms they experience and
the conversations they are hav-
ing with their health care pro-
fessionals. For example, 25 per
cent of the women surveyed
reported that they experienced
dyspareunia, or painful sexual
intercourse, at least sometimes;
however, less than half of those
women (44 per cent) have spo-
ken with their health care pro-
fessional about this condition.
So, why are these women keep-
ing quiet?

Embarrassment may be one
reason. In fact, among those
experiencing dyspareunia who
have not spoken to their health
care professional about this
condition, the No. 1 reason why
was embarrassment (39 per
cent), followed by the belief
that there is nothing that can
be done medically to help (26
per cent). Further, roughly half
of all women surveyed (47 per
cent) agreed it is still taboo in
society to acknowledge experi-
encing symptoms of menopause
such as vulvar and vaginal dry-
ness or painful intercourse. But
women should not be embar-
rassed about talking to their
health care professional about
these symptoms.



PAIN: According to the REVEAL
(REvealing Vaginal Effects At
mid-Life) Surveys, fewer have
heard of vulvar and vaginal pain
and physical discomfort during
sexual activity which may also
occur during menopause.



5 tips for Building Collaboration

IN A collaborative work
environment, employees put
aside their personal differences
and work together. This type
of environment is grounded in
trust, integrity, human value
and respect. Unfortunately,
collaboration does not always
occur. Here are five ways you
can set the stage for a collabo-
rative environment.

I. Break Down Silos: Silos
occur when there are self-suf-
ficient teams of employees that
do not communicate or con-
nect with each other regard-
ing achievement of their goals.
They operate as if they are the
only department within the
business, ignoring the need for
working together. When silos
are present in your business,
employees don't network
internally, or consistently help
each other.

In order to demolish silos
and build bridges across your
organisation, it is important to
create relationships that can
help you get work done.
Building bridges by helping
your coworkers can lead to
reciprocity and to building or
reinforcing a foundation of
trust. Another way you can
demolish silos is by opening
the flow of communication by
implementing a schedule of
meetings designed to share the
right information with the right
people at the right time.

Developing appropriate



leadership competencies is
another important considera-
tion when deciding to break
down silos. If leaders can
recognise when walls are being
built and maintained, they can
proactively encourage or
reward collaborative behav-
iours.

It is important to note that
in a collaborative workplace,
employees will continue to
express different points of
view. The differentiating fac-
tor is when there is collabora-
tion, various perspectives are
considered from an interest
based view, focusing on deep-
er common interests and using
those interests to overcome
differences. Therefore,
through inclusive leadership
practices and trust building,
shared goals will begin to
emerge and the walls of the
silos will be systematically bro-
ken down.

2. Navigate Office Politics:
Trust and respect have
already been established as
fundamental building blocks
of collaborative behaviour. In
the absence of trust and

respect, a highly political envi-
ronment can evolve and sur-
vive because it is being fed by
coworkers who only care
about their success. Based on
observation, overly political
behaviour can be divisive, cre-
ating “us and them" circum-
stances.

At its core, politics is about
relationships and alliances.
Unfortunately, there are peo-
ple who are overly political
who exploit relationships by
being more concerned with
form than substance. In
response to this type of polit-
ical behaviour, author Debo-
rah Hildebrand once said,
“Office politics impact
employers and employees
alike, so it is important to
understand how to navigate
the minefields in order to
ensure a positive work envi-
ronment.”

In order to create a collab-
orative, politically savvy envi-
ronment, leaders can con-
tribute by building a team
through opening top down
and bottom up channels of
communication and building
reward systems that acknowl-
edge team achievements ver-
sus individual achievements.
Additionally, an objective
based performance manage-
ment process can help to
break down political struc-
tures at work because results
based performance measure-
ments can obliterate tenden-

cies toward favouritism.

3. Power Plays: Power and
politics are inextricably linked.
There are power starved, over-
ly political persons who want
to build and protect their pow-
er bases so in their minds, this
means they have to diminish
what they perceive to be your
power. Obviously, destructive
power players negatively
impact your ability to collabo-
rate because their myopic
approach strangles coworkers
into a state of inefficiency and
ultimately, reciprocated neg-
ativity.

When power plays emerge,
like saying no to show you
who is in charge, pettiness and
insecurity are at the root of
the power dynamic and train-
ing in isolation is not going to
change their behaviour. This
is because the power player is
doing what he or she needs to
do to keep insubordination or
noncompliance in its place.
Therefore, training supported
by the implementation of sys-
tems of accountability to the
right behaviours will help to
make positive changes and if
this doesn't work, corrective
action can be considered as a
viable option when seeking to
achieve collaboration.

4. Bad Attitudes: Bad atti-
tudes can be encountered with
customers, executives, man-
agers, supervisors or front-line

employees. A bad attitude
can show up as passive aggres-
sion, nay-saying, being rude,
knowing-it-all, being exact,
withholding information or
complaining. When you dis-
play a negative attitude your
coworkers prefer not to inter-
act with you and this usually
includes your reporting man-
ager. When your reporting
manager avoids you, it
appears that you are not
favoured, but you are con-
tributing to your own circum-
stance of isolation.

Another bad attitude con-
sistently identified by man-
agers is persons who are not
open to constructive criticism.
As a result, accelerated
progress is difficult because
managers who decide not to
criticise because of the per-
ceived consequences may do
the work themselves and slow
down the process or they
avoid confrontation by allow-
ing errors to recur.

If you are displaying a neg-
ative attitude, you will need
to become aware of your divi-
sive behaviours and self-cor-
rect. It can mean managing
your body language or out-
bursts. If you are a manager it
can mean that you learn the
skill of coaching so you can
coach desired collaborative
behaviours.

5. A lack of integrity: When
there is a lack of integrity,

division occurs because you
have a group of people who
will observe the integrity defi-
cient behaviour and decide to
mirror the behaviour because
if one person is getting away
with it, why can't they? Alter-
natively, the honest persons
don't want to be a part of dis-
honest systems of behaviour
and have to decide how they
will confront the situation so
they can avoid being indirect-
ly implicated. They ask them-
selves questions like: Should I
report the dishonest behav-
iour to management and
become a whistle blower?
Should I confront the people
involved and become a known
potential liability and risk
being sabotaged? Or should I
leave the company?

Transforming your corpo-
rate culture from one charac-
terised by entitlement and dis-
honesty to one characterised
by collaboration, accountabil-
ity and results is a colossal task
and it requires integrity at the
top levels of the organisation
and a will to implement
integrity based policies and
systems. As we all know if
policies are in place but not
enforced they are only empty
words.

¢ Yvette Bethel is CEO of Orga-
nizational Soul, a company that
offers Human Resource Con-
sulting and Leadership Devel-
opment services. If you are
interested in creating authentic
change at your organization,
her contact details can be

found at www.orgsoul.com

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BEAUTY
QUEEN: MRS
Bahamas
World Keldra
Pinder at her
coronation on
) August 13 at
the Hilton
Outten Con-
vention Cen-
tre. Mrs Pin-
der will repre-



Mrs Bahamas World

¢ Keldra Pinder will represent her country at Mrs World in Korea in October

ELDRA Pinder, a
Keeter of three,
ecame the first ever

Mrs Bahamas World when
her husband, Philip Pinder,
presented her with the
crown at the Mrs World

Pageant.

THE inaugural coronation event
for Mrs Bahamas World, organis-
ers said, was a huge success when it
was held at the Hilton Outten Con-
vention Centre on Grand Bahama
on Friday, August 13.

Mrs Pinder will be the first
woman from the Bahamas to rep-
resent her country in the Mrs World
Pageant which will take place in
Korea in October this year.

The pageant committee, headed
by Willamae Deveaux, said they
made every effort to put on a fabu-
lous evening of entertainment, fash-
ion and talent.

A tradition of Mrs World is to
have the husband crown the queen,
and this was the case as Mr Pinder,
proud husband and father of their
three children, came on stage to do
the honours. He was assisted by
Patra Albury.

Mrs Bahamas World's platform
is cancer awareness and Mrs Pin-
der spoke passionately about the
cause.

The evening was hosted by Karen

Ferguson-Bain and Trevor Russell.
Fashion took the forefront as the
new Mrs Bahamas and many of the
local beauty queens modelled in a
hat parade. Beautiful hats and out-
fits were featured by La Maison De
Besh, Betty's Hats, Escante Shoe
Outlet, and The Seventeen Shop.

Entertainment during the event
was provided by the New Wave
Dancers, Stephan Cartwright and
the duo of Judith Dawkins and
Tawari Rodgers, who performed a
skit which exemplified long-term
marriage and commitment.

Mrs Turks and Caicos Josephine
Connolly and her two children were
the event's special guests.

Also on hand to support the new
queen was Miss East End Cindy
Lewis; Miss Junior Grand Bahama
Jasmine Forbes; Miss Talented
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Miss Glitz Dejanell Dixon, and
Supermodel of the Bahamas Pean-
dra Knowles

Mrs Pinder thanked her family
and supporters by saying, "I am
honoured to be the inaugural Mrs
Bahamas World. With God's help, I
will service Him and my country
with diligence and integrity. Your
presence here and contributions
have helped to make this occasion
an extraordinary one, one that will
forever be a part of our Bahamian
history. With all sincerity and love,
thank you!”

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WINNING JUMP: Lathone Minns.

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

he Bahamas’

appearance in ath-

letics at the Youth

Olympics came to
a close last night with two
female athletes helping the
Americas team take the gold
in the medley relay.

Fresh off her silver medal
performance in the 200m,
Tynia Gaithor ran the second
leg and fellow Grand Bahami-
an Rashan Brown the third.
They combined with Ameri-
cans Myasia Jacobs (first leg)
and Robin Reynolds (anchor)
to take the gold with a time of
two minutes and 5.62 seconds.

The African team picked
up the silver in 2:06.19 and
Europe got the bronze in
2:07.59. Finishing fourth was
the Oceania in 2:13.96 and
Asia rounded out the field in
fifth in 2:15.01.

The five teams represent-
ed the Olympic Continental
areas as the athletes compet-
ed on respective legs of 100m,
200m, 300m and 400m.

Jacobs, the American sil-
ver medallist in the 100m,



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BRONZE MEDALLIST: Stephen Newbold proudly holds the Bahamian flag at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games
in Singapore.

opened up with the 100m,
Gaithor, the Bahamian 400m
silver medallist, ran the 200m
and Brown, the Bahamian
fourth place finisher, did the
300m, while Reynolds, the
American 400m gold medal-
list, anchored the 400m.
Reynolds was quoted on
the website as saying: “We
started practicing at 6am. The
relay was a great way to show

off our speed and end the
day.”

The day actually ended up
with the boys medley relay
that was also won by the
Americas in 1:51.38. The
team, which didn’t have any
Bahamians, featured
Jamaican 100m champion
Odane Skeen (on second leg),
Brazil’s Caio Dos Santos
(first), American Najee Glass

(third) and Dominican
Republic’s Luguelin Santos
(anchor).

However, the Bahamas had
two competitors who com-
peted in individual events on
the final day of the athletic
competition yesterday.

Twin brother Lathone
Minns, who captured the
under-17 gold at the Carifta
Games, posted a leap of 14.86






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COMMUNITY TEAMWORK: Englerston MP Glenys Hanna-Martin

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Tournament director Steven Strachan looks on.



(right) speaks with the media during a press conference yesterday.

Bommer G Englerston Summer Classic starts today

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

UNDER the theme, “Fostering Com-
munity Teamwork through Basketball”,
eight under-18 and eight open men’s
teams are expected to clash in the first
Bommer George Englerston Summer
Classic.

The classic is scheduled to get under-
way 6pm today at the basketball park on
Lincoln Boulevard and Cordeaux
Avenue, followed by the first set of
games in both divisions.

Tournament director Steven Strachan
said they are anticipating a great out-
pouring from the entire community.

“We have all of the teams from every
area, so we are hoping to have a suc-
cessful tournament here,” said Strachan
during a press conference yesterday at
the park.

“The teams have already been prac-
ticing and talking about who will win

this tournament. So we have some keen
anticipation for what we believe will be
the best summer league basketball tour-
nament right here on Englerston Park.”

Teams from Lucky Heart Corner to
Garden Hills to Montell Heights to Key
West Street are expected to assemble
at the park to compete in the tourna-
ment.

Englerston MP Glenys Hanna-Mar-
tin said they have decided to honour
Bommer George Armbrister because
he is a “product of Englerston, who
comes from fairly humble beginnings.

“He was telling me today that he start-
ed off as a bus boy in one of the hotels
on Paradise Island. He now owns his
own business, Heavy Equipment. He’s
been involved in all of the major projects
in this country, but in the midst of his
own success, he has sponsored so many
teams and sporting projects.”

Hanna-Martin said Armbrister has
been a fine example of what they are
encouraging the other members of the

community to strive to become and that
is why they are so pleased to honour
him.

At the same time, Hanna-Martin said
Strachan has been a tower of strength in
the community, having worked on their
summer programme and now he’s mak-
ing a further commitment to organise
the tournament.

“He has gone to all of the parks
throughout Englerston and sought to
engage young people (in healthy sport-
ing activity),” Hanna-Martin pointed
out.

“This community has a lot of incredi-
ble talent and so what we are trying to
do is stimulate them through some
healthy competition. We also hope to
generate some respect and excitement as
these young men show their physical
strength.”

At the end of the tournament on Sun-
day, Hanna-Martin said she hopes that it
will further cement the togetherness of
the Englerston community.

Gaithor at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.

metres or 48-feet, 91/2-inches
to take the victory in the B
boys triple jump final.

His winning jump came on
his second attempt. He
opened with 14.53m or 47-8,
did 14.75m or 48-43/4 on his
third attempt and finished
with 14.41m or 47-31/4 on his
fourth jump.

Nikolaos Tsiokos of Greece
was second with 14.80m or 48-
63/4 on his third attempt,
while Hussain Alkhalaf of
South Africa came in third
with 14.79m or 48-61/4 on
both his first and fourth
jumps.

Stephen Newbold, who
won the Carifta Games

under-17 boys gold in a per-
sonal best of 52.75, had to set-
tle for third place in the B
final of the boys 400m hur-
dles in a time of 53.20.

The race was won by Rus-
sia’s Schalk Burger in 52.39
and Barbados’ Tramaine Mal-
oney was second in a person-
al best of 53.20, the same time
as Newbold.

Norge Sotomayor Lara of
Cuba won the A final in
50.69.

Unlike the Olympic
Games, competitors advanced
out of the preliminary rounds
to compete in either the A or
the B final, depending on
their performances.

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Two-man team ‘muscles’ home gold, silver

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

DESPITE being hit by the
economic crisis, the Bahamas
Bodybuilding and Fitness
Federation (BBF) was still
able to send a two-man team
off to compete in the first
Antilles/Southern Caribbean
Bodybuilding Championships.

The team returned from
San Juan, Puerto Rico, over
the weekend where Raymond
Tucker won the gold in the
men’s masters and got the sil-
ver in the middleweight divi-
sion, while Vincent Paul was
fifth in the novice category.

“We originally had seven
athletes travelling, but we had
to cut the team due to a lack
of funds,” said BBF president
Danny Sumner.

Jan Johnson, Charmaine
McNabb and Andrew Sweet-
ing were all originally sched-

Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation needs more money to send

national team off to Central American and Caribbean Championships

uled to travel, but Sumner
said as a result of limited
funds, they had to trim the
team down.

But now that they are back
home, Sumner said the BBF
finds itself with another finan-
cial woe with the national
team travelling to the Central
American and Caribbean
Championships.

Scheduled for September
22-26, the federation has
already selected a 17-member
team, but Sumner said they
may be forced to reduce it to
10 by the time they get ready
to travel.

“As you know, Govern-
ment has cut the grant for all
sporting associations and fed-

erations,” he pointed out.
“We have only received
$7,500 so far. The Antilles
budget alone was $8,000 and
the CAC team is going to run
us into $25,000.

“Right now, we don’t know
where the funding will come
for the CAC team. I have
been appealing to a lot of
businesses and right now, the
federation is openly appeal-
ing to the business communi-
ty to help us to send this team
off.”

After having to trim down
the Antilles team, Sumner
said the federation will be in a
more difficult situation if they
have to do the same with the
CAC team.

“A lot of work and money
goes into these athletes
preparing for the champi-
onships,” Sumner stressed.
“So to go and tell them that
they can’t go because of fund-
ing, it could have a drastic
effect on these athletes.”

The team, in its original
state, comprises of the fol-
lowing:

Body fitness - Jan Johnson,
Dominique Wilkinson,
Donita Fry and Petra Brice

Fitness routine - Shanice
Bain

Female bodybuilding -
Tammy Stubbs, Lorraine
LaFleur and Charmaine
McNabb

Male bodybuilding - Paul



Wilson, Lynden Fowler,
Desmond Bain, Bruce Silvera,
Sidney ‘Butts’ Outten and
Rob Harris

Simone Saywer will be the
team manager and Stephen
Robinson is the coach.

“We are facing a serious
uphill battle,” Sumner said.
“We need the public to see
what we are up against. We
just didn’t know that the cut
from the government would
have been so drastic.”

According to Sumner, it
cost the federation $8-900
alone per person to travel to
the CAC Championships. He
said they spent $500 each for
the trip to the Antilles Cham-
pionships.

“When you look at it, we
won at least five CAC Cham-
pionships over the last 10
years,” Sumner stated. “That
is very good. We have a
strong team to reckon with.”

Last year, the Bahamas fin-
ished third in Grenada. The
Bahamas last won the cham-
pionships in 2008 in Bermuda.
When it was last hosted here
in 2004, the Bahamas again
came out as champions.

“Bodybuilding, right now,
has been the most successful
sport in the Bahamas over the
last 10 years,” Sumner said.
“Pm not talking about any
individual performances. But
from a team perspective, the
Bahamas has had more suc-
cess than anybody else. That’s
why we’re hoping that we can
get more response from the
business community. We real-
ly need the support to help us
so that we can send this team
off.”

Giants QB Manning plans
to play against Ravens

By TOM CANAVAN
AP Sports Writer

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) —
New York Giants quarterback Eli Man-
ning is back and ready to go.

Manning returned to practice Monday
and left no doubt that he intends to play
Saturday's next-to-last preseason game
against the Ravens in Baltimore.

"I'm feeling great," Manning said.
"Ready, excited about getting out to
practice today and getting back into the
action."

Manning was held out of the Giants’
game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on
Saturday because the team was con-
cerned that a gash on the left side of his
forehead would reopen if he was hit or
that it would be irritated or infected by
wearing his helmet.

The 12 stitches that were needed to
close the wound were removed Friday,
four days after the quarterback was cut in
a game against the Jets.

"It's no fun sitting out, sitting out prac-
tice last week," Manning said. "At least
it was a short week and I didn't miss too
much. I like being out there for the
games. It is preseason and I was trying to
be smart and make sure I get everything
healed now where you have a little time."

Manning, who led the Giants to a
Super Bowl in February 2008, has start-
ed a franchise-record 87 consecutive reg-
ular-season games.

Manning wore a bandage over the



WILL PLAY: New York Giants quarterback Eli
Manning walks onto the field before the Giants
played the Pittsburgh Steelers.

(AP Photo)

wound and practiced wearing a baseball
cap. He said the gash is healing fine and
that the scar is not too bad.

The team plans to add a little extra
padding to his helmet to protect the
wound, which occurred last Monday
when Manning had his helmet knocked
off and was hit by Jets safety Jim Leon-
hard.

"Well, we'll work with it. We'll get a
little plan," Manning said. "I haven't put
a helmet on yet, but kind of plan to put
the helmet on Wednesday.”

The third preseason game is usually
the most important for NFL teams. It's
the one that the starters play at least a
half and sometimes more.

The Giants’ offense needs the work.
The unit has been limited in the presea-
son with starting guards Chris Snee
(knee) and Rich Seubert (hand) out with
injuries. The team also was forced to use
third-string quarterback Rhett Bomar
the whole game against the Steelers
because of injuries to Manning and back-
up Jim Sorgi (shoulder), which meant
the game plan had to be reduced.

Snee and Seubert are due back this
week and the Giants have most of their
tight ends back, too. They have played
short-handed most of training camp with
Kevin Boss (hamstring), Travis Beckum
(hamstring) and Scott Chandler (hip)
bothered by injuries.

"It's good that everybody is getting
back healthy,” Manning said. "It's just
something that happens at training camp.
You get a few guys banged up, and if it's
time to get everybody back, this is kind of
the time you want everybody back when
you're getting close to the start of the
season. We've got a long week, a full
week between games. So I'm looking
forward to a great week of practice and
getting everybody kind of back healthy,
back into sync of what we're doing."

Heat youngsters eager

for a new ‘school’

By TIM REYNOLDS
AP Sports Writer

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) —
A black limousine that car-
ried three young Miami Heat
players to elementary school

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OFFICIALLY DIVORCED: Tiger Woods celebrates with wife Elin
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officially divorced

By DOUG FERGUSON
AP Golf Writer

TIGER Woods and his Swedish-born wife officially
divorced Monday, nine months after his middle-of-the
night car crash outside his home.

"We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each
other the very best for the future," Woods and Elin Norde-
gren said in a joint statement released by their lawyers.

The divorce was granted in Bay County Circuit Court in
Panama City, Florida, about 375 miles away from their
Isleworth home outside Orlando. The couple had mar-
ried in October 2004 in Barbados and have a three-year-old
daughter, Sam, and a 19-month-old son, Charlie.

Terms of the divorce were not disclosed, except that
they will "share parenting” of their two children.

The divorce was finalized by Bay County Circuit Judge
Judy Pittman Biebel during a brief hearing in a conference
room in her chambers, according to Biebel's judicial assis-
tant Kim Gibson. The hearing was very brief, only about
five or 10 minutes. Both Woods and Nordegren were pre-
sent, along with their lawyers, Gibson said.

"I don't comment on active cases," Thomas J Sasser,
Woods' divorce attorney, said. When asked why they chose
to file in Panama City, Sasser said only it was a joint deci-
sion by the lawyers.

The petition said the marriage was “irretrievably broken"
and that Woods' wife asked to have her maiden name —
Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren — restored.

The couple signed a marital settlement agreement on
July 3 and July 4, the weekend of the AT&T National
outside Philadelphia, where Woods failed to break par in
a PGA Tour event for the first time in 11 years.

Woods is to play this week at The Barclays, where he
needs a good performance to extend his PGA Tour season
and try to show he is worth picking for the Ryder Cup. It
will be his first tournament as a single man since he finished
ninth in a World Golf Championship in Ireland in October

on Monday was parked about
25 feet from the front door,
and barely any of the 900 stu-
dents arriving to begin a new
year noticed.

They couldn't wait to get
inside and get to work.

And the Heat trio can com-
pletely relate to that sort of
thinking.

"Like these kids," Heat
guard Patrick Beverley said,
"we can't wait to get this thing
started."

Monday was a first day
unlike any other at Miramar
Elementary, where Beverley
and Heat teammates Kenny
Hasbrouck and Dexter
Pittman showed up long
before the opening bell of the
year to distribute backpacks,
notebooks, pens, markers,
pencils and just about every
other imaginable school sup-
ply.

So it's back-to-school time
for the kids. For the Heat,
school resumes in about a
month when training camp
starts. And Hasbrouck, Bev-
erley and Pittman know
they'll have to fight just to
make Miami's loaded roster,
which still features Dwyane
Wade and now is bolstered
mightily by new arrivals
LeBron James, Chris Bosh
and Mike Miller.

"To put it in words, it’s still
kind of hard," Hasbrouck
said. "The opportunity at
hand for all of us is a great
one, just to play with this



EASY DUNKIN’: Texas center Dexter Pittman dunks during the second half of an NCAA college game against
Baylor at the Big 12 Conference men's tournament in Kansas City, Mo.

many great players. It's
almost impossible to put into
words right now until it
becomes reality."

Hasbrouck played college
ball at tiny Siena. Now he
finds himself battling for a job
on the team with perhaps the

(AP Photo)

biggest buzz in basketball.
Hasbrouck was a late add

to the Heat roster last season,

giving him time to get to

2004.

know Wade. He often sees
Bosh working out at 8 a.m.,
and while he's been around
James at times, Hasbrouck
has yet to meet the NBA's
two-time reigning MVP.

"He's been busy,” Has-
brouck said.

They all have, with eyes on
a title.

Beverley has a guaranteed
contract, though that hardly
guarantees him playing time
in this new Heat era. His rela-
tionship with James goes back
several years, so if nothing
else, he won't be awe-struck
when it's time to work out
and play alongside Miami's
most notable free agent sign-
ing ever.

"We go back a long way,”
said Beverley, a 2009 Heat
draft acquisition who spent
last season in Europe. "We
chat every day. He's a great
veteran. That definitely gives
me a lot of confidence. I know
D-Wade from Chicago. I've
spent a lot of time with Udo-
nis Haslem. It’s good to see
your veterans, your top guys,
helping out. It's been great
for players at that caliber to
reach out to young guys, take
them under their umbrella."

Pittman and Hasbrouck
have partially guaranteed con-
tracts. Both figure to have at
least a good chance of making
the club this season, since



each could fill a need. The
Heat rave about the way the
6-foot-11 — "and a half,"
Pittman boasted to kids Mon-
day — former Texas center
has athleticism that belies his
300-pound frame. Hasbrouck
impressed coaches last season
and this summer with how
quickly he learned Miami's
system.

"I'm starting to learn that
it's all professional and busi-
ness here," Pittman said. "It's
not like college. It’s strictly
business. And it's still like a
dream to me. | feel like I'm in
a daze. I know what I have to
do, go put in my work and
hope that I can help con-
tribute.”

Soon, the backpacks and
binders were just about gone,
and the Heat trio climbed
back into the limo for the
short ride back to the arena.

Not back to school, but
back to work.

"You've got to know your
role,” Hasbrouck said. "I'm
here to do anything I have to
do for the team. If that means
play as hard as I can, get the
starters better and wait my
turn, then that's what I have
to do. I'm not really in a rush.
I'm not going to force it. I
haven't proven anything yet.
So anything I can do to help
this team, then that's what I
will do."

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Lochte wins 6th gold

By BETH HARRIS
AP Sports Writer

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) —
Ryan Lochte earned his sixth
gold medal at the Pan Pacific
championships, just missing
lowering his own world record
in the 200-meter individual
medley Saturday night.

The United States won six
gold medals on the final night
of the year’s biggest interna-
tional meet. The Americans
led the overall standings with
52 medals, including 26 gold.

Australia's women won six
golds, while their male coun-
terparts were shut out. Over-
all, the Aussies earned 31

medals.
Lochte's time of 1 minute,
54.43 seconds’ erased

Michael Phelps’ meet record
set four years ago. Phelps
dropped out of the event to
focus on the 400 medley relay
later.

The Americans needed
him, too.

Phelps dove in for the but-
terfly leg with the Americans
trailing Japan. He closed in
on Masayuki Kishida on his
first 50, but didn't take the
lead until the final strokes of
his second lap. Nathan Adrian
held onto the lead on the

anchor leg.

"Maybe I should be a
sprinter from now on,” Phelps
said. "I said to Nathan, ‘I'll
give you the lead going into
that last leg.’ I turned at the
50 and said, ‘Whoa, I got
some work to do.’ We weren't
going to let that race slip away
from us."

The United States finished
in 3:32.48, sweeping the
relays. Japan, whose team
included Kosuke Kitajima,
was second. Australia finished
third.

"Obviously, the U.S. is
above and beyond our pow-
ers, but we're at a level where
we can put up a good fight,”
said Kitajima, who trains in
Los Angeles.

Lochte's time in the 200 IM
was just off his world mark of
1:54.10 set at last year's world
championships in Rome,
where he won wearing a
neck-to-ankle polyurethane
suit. Those suits were banned
starting this year, replaced by
textile suits.

No long-course world
records have been set since
the return of textile suits.

"I wanted to prove to
everyone it wasn't a fluke,”
Lochte said. "I knew I had it
in my sight. All the swims I

had earlier in the week made
me a little tired. I was like,
"Man, if I'd just taken one or
two more dolphin kicks I
would've had it.'”

American Tyler Clary, run-
ner-up to Lochte in the 400
IM, finished second in 1:57.61.
Thiago Pereira of Brazil was
third.

Adrian completed a sweep
of the freestyle sprints, nar-
rowly defeating world and
Olympic champion Cesar
Cielo of Brazil at the wall.

Adrian touched in 21.55
seconds, lowering the four-
year-old meet record. Cielo,
who earned a bronze in the
100 free, was also under the
meet mark and finished in
21.57, off his world record of
20.91 set last December.

Brent Hayden of Canada,
second in the 100 free, was
third in 21.89.

"It's just a great confidence
booster," said Adrian, the 100
free champion. "There's
maybe a little bit of a target
on my back and I'll have to
work that much harder."

Cielo, who won the 50 but-
terfly Wednesday, wasn't hap-
py with his results.

"My freestyle is not going
as well as I expected,” he said.
"T probably haven't done well



SIXTH GOLD: Ryan Lochte swims in the men's 200m individual medley heats at Pan Pacific Swimming
Championships on Saturday in California.

in practice. I've probably
missed something during the
season. My 100 free wasn't
good and today wasn't good.
I'm not as fit as I wanted to be
here."

Kitajima, the two-time
Olympic champion, led all the
way in winning the 200 breast-
stroke with the world's fastest
time this year.

He was timed in 2:08.36
after being under world-
record pace on the first lap
and a tenth of a second off it
after 150 meters. Kitajima

won the 100 breast earlier in
the meet.

"I'm just tired,” Kitajima
said in English before switch-
ing to Japanese. "I made a
very good time for this sea-
son so I'm very satisfied."

Brenton Rickard of Aus-
tralia earned the silver in
2:09.97. American Eric
Shanteau took the bronze.

Olympic champion Rebec-
ca Soni of the United States
briefly threatened the world
record in the women's 200
breaststroke before settling

(AP Photo)

for her second individual gold.

Soni won in 2:20.69, the
sixth-fastest time ever that
also lowered the 11-year-old
meet record. Leisel Jones of
Australia was second in
2:23.23. World recordholder
Annamay Pierse of Canada
earned the bronze. Four-time
U.S. Olympian Amanda
Beard, a 28-year-old mother,
was fifth.

Emily Seebohm of Aus-
tralia upset world champion
Ariana Kukors to win the
women's 200 IM

Federer beats Fish for Cincinnati Masters title

By JOE KAY
AP Sports Writer

MASON, Ohio (AP) —
Roger Federer ended his
mini-vacation with another
Masters title.

A well-rested Federer beat
American Mardy Fish 6-7 (5),
7-6 (1), 6-4 on Sunday, win-
ning his second straight
Cincinnati Masters champi-
onship and fourth overall. He
was barely on the court all
week because his opponents
got hurt and his game was so
good.

For the first time, the
world's second-ranked play-
er was pushed to the limit.
Fish kept it as close as could
be, dropping the final set after
the match's only service
break.

That time off came in
handy.

"Maybe I was just a touch
fitter than him today," Fed-
erer said.

The Swiss star ended a
streak of three straight losses
in tournament finals, winning
his first Masters event since
Cincinnati last year. His 63rd
career title tied Bjorn Borg
for fifth place in the Open
Era. Pete Sampras is fourth
at 64, and Jimmy Connors
holds the record with 109.

It took him 2 hours, 40 min-
utes — an eternity compared
to how the rest of the week







MARDY FISH (left) and Roger Federer of Switzerland pose with their
trophies after Federer defeated Fish 6-7 (5), 7-6 (1), 6-4 in the cham-
pionship match at the Cincinnati Masters tournament, Sunday.

(AP Photo)

went. Federer had spent only
3 hours, 17 minutes on court
while getting to the title
match.

Credit Fish for making him
sweat one out.

The American had surgery
on his left knee last Septem-
ber, then set about rebuild-
ing his body. He changed his
diet, lost 30 pounds and
gained a lot of speed on the
court. This Fish can fly.

His agility allowed him to
extend points and keep up
with Federer, who was clear-
ly fresher. Federer lost to
Andy Murray in the title
match at Toronto last Sun-
day, came to town and got a

mini-break. He was on court
for only 28 minutes in his
opening match before Denis
Istomin hurt his ankle. Fed-
erer didn't even have to leave
the locker room to advance a
day later. Philipp
Kohlschreiber dropped out
because of a sore shoulder.

Federer sailed through his
next two matches, winning
each in two tidy sets. Fish pro-
vided his first real test.

The 28-year-old American
is on the best stretch of his
career, going 17-2 since July
with titles at Newport and
Atlanta. He'd won five in a
row against top-10 opponents,
gaining confidence with each

upset.

The title match was an
opportunity for a break-
through win. Fish had reached
only two other Masters finals
— including Cincinnati in
2003 against close friend
Andy Roddick — and lost
both of them. "I desperately
want to sort of have my career
maybe be remembered by a
big tournament or something
like that," he said. "So I've
wanted badly to win a real big
one. This would have been
perfect."

Three games into the title
match, Federer knew it
wouldn't be easy.

With Fish serving, the third
game dragged on for 13 min-
utes — nearly half as long as
Federer's opening match —
and 24 points. Fish fought off
a pair of break points before
holding serve with an ace.

"You lose that game there,
and you know he might
steamroll you,” Fish said.

Fish's serve dominated all
week, matching the tourna-
ment record with 87 aces. He
struggled with it early but
hung on, extending the open-
ing set to the place where he’s
been best — a tiebreaker.

Fish is 18-5 in tiebreakers
this season, showing a lot of
confidence when it comes
down to a few pressure points.
Federer went ahead 5-4 in the
tiebreaker and was serving

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the next two points with a
chance to close it out.

Instead, Fish hit an over-
head winner and Federer
dumped a backhand into the
net. Fish then finished it with
a 126 mph serve. It was the
first set that Federer lost dur-
ing his brief week on court.
It lasted 70 minutes — as long
as Federer's semifinal match
on Saturday night.

The second set was even
tighter, with Federer fighting
off the only break point. He
was more aggressive in this
tiebreaker, coming to the net
to take control, then closing it
out with a 122 mph ace.

Federer got the only ser-
vice break of the match to go
ahead 5-4 in the final set, leav-

Wozniacki,
to play in

MONTREAL (AP) —
Caroline Wozniacki and Vera
Zvonareva will play in the
final of the rain-delayed
Rogers Cup.

Wozniacki, the No. 2 seed,
beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2,
6-3 on Monday. The eighth-
seeded Zvonareva advanced
when her opponent, No. 10
seed Victoria Azarenka of
Belarus, retired with a blister
on her left foot. Zvonareva
led 7-6, 1-0.

Wozniacki and the 11th-
seeded Kuznetsova complet-
ed a semifinal that began Sat-
urday but was cut short due to
relentless rain that wiped out
nearly all weekend matches
and forced the tournament to
be extended an extra day.

The Dane began the day
with a 2-0, 0-15 lead over her
Russian opponent.

Azarenka wasted a set
point early in the second
semifinal. She called for the
trainer after dropping the
opening game of the second
set. She tried to walk on the
foot, but immediately sat back
down. She said the injury was
not severe enough to keep her
out of the U.S. Open.

"It's just one of those things
you can't do anything about,”

ing him in a good frame of
mind heading into the U.S.
Open.

"T've been playing well the
last couple weeks, and today
was just another proof that
I'm playing really well," said
Federer, who won five
straight U.S. Open titles
before losing to Juan Martin
del Potro last year. "It's nice
knowing that the hard work
already in the offseason after
Wimbledon pays off right
away.”

Bob and Mike Bryan won
their 64th career doubles title,
beating Mahesh Bhupathi and
Max Mirnyi 6-3, 6-4 to close
the $2.4 million Western &
Southern Financial Group
Masters.

Zvonareva
Cup final



SOCCER BREAK: Caroline Woz-
niacki of Denmark kicks a soccer
ball during a break in play in her
semifinal match against Svetlana
Kuznetsova of Russia at the
Rogers Cup tennis tournament
in Montreal on Saturday.

(AP Phote)

said Azarenka, who was in
tears as she spoke to reporters
after the match. "I tried to
deal with it, but I couldn't
continue."

The final is scheduled for
1:30 pm EDT.

Poland behind in
preparations to
co-host Euro 2012

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's top auditor says
the country is behind on preparations to co-host the 2012

European Championship.

The Supreme Chamber of Control says that half of the
projects that it has examined are not on schedule. The
chamber says some projects will probably not be ready
before the start of Euro 2012, which Poland is to co-host

with Ukraine.

The head of the chamber, Jacek Jezierski, says the
biggest delays are in the building of roads, train stations, air-

ports and rail lines.

Poland, a former communist country that joined the
European Union in 2004, has seen impressive economic
growth in recent years. But the country is still burdened by
aging train stations and other infrastructure and a near

lack of modern highways.
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Adamek scores

unanimous win
over Grant

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) —
Heavyweight contender
Tomasz Adamek continued
his pursuit of a title fight by
defeating Michael Grant by
unanimous decision Saturday
night at the Prudential Cen-
ter.

The victory enabled the 33-
year-old Adamek, the former
IBF cruiserweight champion,
to improve to 42-1 overall and
5-0 as a heavyweight. Adamek
also has 27 knockouts.

"I was ready for a tough
fight and ready to go 12
rounds," Adamek said. "I was
prepared very well for the
fight. I am upset because for
the first time in my career, I
got cut (over his left eye). I'm
not happy about that, but I'm
happy about the win."

The 38-year-old Grant, who
once lost to Lennox Lewis for
the heavyweight title in 2000,
won his last eight fights before
Saturday night. The loss
dropped Grant's record to 46-
4 overall.

Adamek was giving away




four inches and almost 60
pounds to the larger Grant,
but it didn't seem to have that
much of an effect, as Adamek
controlled the fight from the
opening moments.

Adamek won on all three
judges cards. Judge Henry
Grant had it 118-110, John
Poturaj had it 118-111 and
Robert Grasso scored it 117-
111.

Adamek, a native of Gilow-
ice, Poland, who now lives in
Kearny, NJ, had most of the
crowd support. Most of the
10,972 fans in attendance
cheered wildly and waved red
and white Polish flags in sup-
port, rhythmically chanting
Adamek's name and "Polska!
Polska!"

The first round featured the
two boxers feeling each other
out. Adamek scored with a
late flurry in the closing sec-
onds of the round and as they
closed out the round, the two
boxers were in a clinch that
caused both to fall to the can-
vas after the bell.

BALL FIGHT: Greek Center Yannis Bouroussis, who did not take part
inthe game, bleeds after Serb Nenad Krstic threw a chair at him dur-
ing a game for the Acropolis tournament at the indoor Olympic sta-
dium of Athens.

(AP Photo)

"I don't know what hap-
pened there,” Grant said. "I
thought I hit him good, then
we both went down and the
bell rang. It seemed like any
time I did anything to hurt
him, the bell would ring. The
only thing that Adamek had
on me was speed. He was
moving in and out. I knew that
beforehand that it would be
difficult to face him. He sus-
tained and endured. He was
on that bicycle and I had a
tough time trying to keep up
with him."

In the second round,
Adamek displayed a right jab
that led to a left hook counter.
Adamek scored again at the
second round bell with a
vicious left hook.

"T definitely didn't expect
that left hook,” Grant said.

Grant rallied in the third
round with a big left hook that
staggered the Polish con-
tender, but Adamek recovered
and countered with several
left-handed jabs.

After an uneventful fourth
round, Adamek continued the



MOUTH BLOW: Tomasz Adamek (left) lands a left against Michael
Grant during their match Saturday at the Prudential Center in Newark,
N.J. Adamek retained his title by unanimous decision.

scoring barrage in the fifth
with an assortment of left-
handed jabs. He was clearly
the quicker and more aggres-
sive fighter in the round.

Grant received a warning
for a push to the back of
Adamek's head in the sixth
round. Grant seemed to stun
Adamek in the closing seconds
of the round with a stiff right,
causing the Polish fighter's
knees to buckle a bit. It was
Grant's best chance of the
fight. "I thought I could get
him," Grant said. "But he's a
tough guy."

Adamek recovered nicely in
the seventh round, unleashing
a series of left hands that kept
Grant backing away. He hit
Grant with a strong left that
staggered the Philadelphia
native.

Grant drew blood over

(AP Photo)

Adamek's left eye in the
eighth round and was warned
again for pushing Adamek's
head down. In the ninth
round, Adamek drew blood
from Grant's mouth that
seemed to bother the bigger
fighter, forcing him to breathe
with it open.

Adamek then kept Grant at
bay over the final three rounds
to secure the victory, although
Grant desperately tried to get
to Adamek in the final round
to no avail. Grant chased
Adamek around the ring
throughout the final round and
hurt Adamek twice with over-
hand rights, but could not
deliver the big blow.

"T knew he was going down,
but I also Knew he was run-
ning,” Grant said. "I knew he
was hurt. He was bouncing
around like a pinball. It was a

FIFA begins
inspection
of England's
WCup bid

LONDON (AP) — A
FIFA delegation has met
deputy prime minister Nick
Clegg at the start of a four-
day visit scrutinizing Eng-
land's bid to host the 2018 or
2022 World Cup.

The inspection team led by
Chilean football federation
president Harold Mayne-
Nicholls was received at
Downing Street before head-
ing to Wembley Stadium.

At a joint-appearance with
Clegg and Mayne-Nicholls,
bid chief executive Andy
Anson said England will
"deliver operational certainty
and financial success.”

FIFA's executive commit-
tee votes on the hosts in
December.

There are joint bids from
Belgium and the Netherlands,
and Spain and Portugal, while
Russia and the United States
are candidates for both tour-
naments.

Australia, Japan, South
Korea and Qatar are only
applying for '22.

cat-and-mouse game that he
won.”

Serbia’s Krstic fears FIBA punishment after brawl

By DUSAN STOJANOVIC
Associated Press Writer

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Okla-
homa City Thunder center Nenad Krstic
said Monday he fears he'll be suspended

Wednesday.

"It's not killing me, but I can't say I'm
not a bit nervous," Krstic said of a pos-
sible suspension. "What keeps me calm is
that Ino longer can do anything about

for the world championships because of it."

his role in a bench-clearing brawl during
Serbia's game against Greece.

Krstic hit Greek player Yannis
Bouroussis in the head with a chair in
the fight that broke out during the
Acropolis tournament last Thursday in

Athens.

FIBA, the international basketball fed-
eration, said it will review the incident

Spurs, Sampdoria look to
overturn Ist-leg deficits

By STEVE DOUGLAS
Associated Press Writer

LONDON (AP) — Tot-
tenham and Sampdoria have
first-leg deficits to overturn
in the Champions League
playoffs as they look to
advance to the tournament's
group stages for the first time.

Spurs’ hopes of progression
were severely dented when
they conceded three goals to
Young Boys inside 30 min-
utes of the opening leg in
Switzerland, but Sebastien
Bassong and Roman
Pavlyuchenko replied for the
English side as the match fin-
ished 3-2.

Italy's Sampdoria, which
lost the 1992 European Cup
final to Barcelona, but hasn't
played in the revamped
Champions League, was beat-
en 3-1 by Werder Bremen in
the first leg.

Tottenham manager Harry
Redknapp called his side's
first-leg result a "great defeat"
and is grateful to still have a
chance of going through at
the expense of Young Boys,
which eliminated Fenerbahce
in the previous round.



Sa ar

"Tt will be a difficult game
at White Hart Lane but it will
be a great atmosphere, a big
European night and it is a
game we have to win now,”
Redknapp said. "We have to
be up for it and see if we can
get the result.”

Spurs, looking to join fel-
low English sides Chelsea,
Manchester United and Arse-
nal in the group stages, have
problems in attack with Jer-
main Defoe, Robbie Keane
and Pavlyuchenko all strug-
gling with injury. The London
side hasn't competed in
Europe's premier knockout
competition since the 1961-62
European Cup.

Four-time European cham-
pion Ajax is level at 1-1 with
Dynamo Kiev heading into
the second leg in Amsterdam
on Wednesday but coach
Martin Jol is confident his
side will progress.

"Things have to get a bit
crazy for us not to go through.
If we keep a cool head, we
have what it takes," Jol said.

"We're playing in a full
ArenA, which we'll call 'Ams-
terdam's Hell.""

In Wednesday's other sec-

ond legs, Russia's Zenit St.
Petersburg travels to French
side Auxerre with a 1-0 cush-
ion, Rosenborg of Norway
visits FC Copenhagen with a
2-1 lead and Slovakia's MSK
Zilina is heavy favorite after
winning 2-0 at Sparta Prague
in the first leg.

Stefano Lucchini will be
suspended for Sampdoria
against Bremen in Genoa on
Tuesday after he was sent off
in the first leg for picking up
two yellow cards.

Spanish side Sevilla, which
won back-to-back UEFA
Cups in 2006 and 2007, is
behind 1-0 in its two-legged
series with Braga of Portugal,
while Belgian team Ander-
lecht and Partizan Belgrade
are level at 2-2 after the first
match in Croatia, Basle of
Switzerland is 1-0 ahead after
its home leg against Moldovi-
a's FC Sheriff Tiraspol and
Hapoel Tel-Aviv has a 3-2
advantage from the first
match at Red Bull Salzburg.

The 10 teams who qualify
from the playoffs earn a min-
imum 7 million ($9.24 mil -
lion) in prize money for
reaching the group stage.

YOUNG BOYS’ David Degen (left) fights for the ball with Tottenham Hotspurs’ Benoit Assou-Ekotto (right)
during their Champions League first leg playoff soccer match at the Stade de Suisse stadium in Berne,

Switzerland.

(AP Photo)

play.

and announce possible sanctions by

Krstic said earlier that he picked up
the chair in self-defense after Greek fans
and players rushed toward him.

The incident occurred before the Aug.
28-Sep. 12 basketball world champi-
onships in Turkey, where both teams will

Another Serbian player who could face
sanctions, Milos Teodosic, said he was

sorry about the incident.
"Sincerely, I'm ashamed about the
fight, and I apologize to the people in
Greece and Serbia," said Teodosic, who
plays for Greek team Olympiakos.
Serbia coach Dusan Ivkovic said if



Krstic and Teodosic are suspended, "We

won't be able to make it through the
group stage.”

Serbia, the runner-up at the European
championship last year, plays in Group A
with Angola, Argentina, Australia, Ger-
many and Jordan. Greece, second at the

last worlds in 2006, is in Group C with

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