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allegations against
Farrington dismissed

By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

A JUDGE yesterday
refused an application to
have the remaining murder
charges against convicted
killer Cordell Farrington
quashed.

Farrington, 43, is serving
a life sentence for the 2003
slaying of his live-in friend
Jamaal Robins, 22.

He is also charged in the
murders of four young boys
who disappeared on Grand
Bahama in 2003, although
he has not stood trial in rela-
tion to those offences.

Following a closed court
hearing before Senior Jus-
tice Jon Isaacs yesterday
Farrington’s attorney
Romona Farquharson who
had filed the application on
his behalf spoke briefly with

reporters, indicating that the
judge had not acceded to the
request.

“We had made an appli-
cation for the court to quash
the remaining indictments
because there has been a
delay of some six years and
11 months to bring these
cases to trial. We made an
application that there was a
breach of his constitutional
rights pursuant to the arti-
cle to quash the indictments
and stay any further pro-
ceedings.

“Senior Justice Isaacs did
not accede to my applica-
tion, however, it still worked
out in that he has ordered a
fixture hearing in that the
matters have been brought
to the forefront. So there
will be some determination
as to how these matters will

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Another Success Training College
teacher complains of non-payment

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

ANOTHER employee at Success Training College has
come forward claiming the institution owes her outstanding
salary payments.

The teacher, who did not want to be named, told The
Tribune she has not been paid for teaching a class for a
full semester earlier this year at the school's main campus on
Bernard Road.

She further claimed that every time she contacts admin-
istration about the delay, she is assured the payment would
be forthcoming in one or two days, but this promise is nev-
er kept.

"Every day or every other day I call. Some days they say
(the school’s CEO) is on the bank line now or sometimes
they say he is on his way — but I have not gotten paid or got-
ten any sensible reason. They just giving me the run around
and I have bills to pay," said the teacher.

She said she is now grappling with late mortgage pay-
ments, her children's school expenses and costly car repairs,
all because money she had counted on never materialised.

"My kids go to private school, I was banking on that
money to get my kids ready for school, I had to get my car
fixed for $400, I have a mortgage payment I am behind on
—it's very strenuous. I work and I should expect to be paid,"
said the frustrated teacher.

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VANDALS STRIKE AT TRUST'S
BONEFISH POND NATIONAL PARK

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

GUN-TOTING vandals have caused thousands of dollars
worth of damage at the Bahamas National Trust’s Bonefish
Pond National Park.

Plexiglass, wood and metal welcome signs at the entrance to
the 1,200 acre coastal wetland park off Cowpen Road have all
been used for target practice.

Trust Executive Director Eric Carey said the damage will cost
the Trust hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in labour and
materials to repair.

“We are welcoming people and this is what they are met
with,” Mr Carey said, gesturing at the shattered signs riddled
with bullet holes.

“It’s very discouraging to raise money for this infrastruc-
ture for people to enjoy and then these idiots commit this van-
dalism.

“Fortunately this is the only damage that we have noticed,
and we are hoping it’s not something people will repeat, or that
it will start a trend.”

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) director appealed to
farmers and residents in the area to look out for vandals, and
said the Trust would reward informants leading to capture of
the culprits.

Shotgun shells found at the site were turned over to police for
fingerprints to be dusted from the casings, and police have

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Man charged over
marijuana seizure

A 25-year-old man
charged in connection with
the seizure of 92 pounds of
marijuana was arraigned in a
Magistrate’s Court yester-
day.

Jason Major of Mars Bay,
South Andros, was
arraigned before Magistrate
Carolita Bethell in Court 8,
Bank Lane, yesterday,
charged with possession of
marijuana with intent to
supply. It is alleged that on
Thursday, April 29, Major
was found in possession of a
quantity of marijuana with
the intent to supply.

He pleaded not guilty to
the charge and was remand-
ed to Her Majesty’s Prison.
Major is expected back in
court on September 7 for a
bail hearing.

Major’s co-accused
Zhivargo Evans was
arraigned back in May and
was granted bail. The two
men are expected to stand
trial on November 1.

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Eleven Cuban immigrants are being detained at the Carmichael Road Detention Cen-
tre after they were picked up in Bahamian waters by a United States Coast Guard cutter.

The USCG cutter Swordfish was on patrol with a Royal Bahamas Defence Force rid-
er onboard when it apprehended the Cuban Nationals (eight men and three women) in
the western Bahamas on Tuesday.

The immigrants were picked up off Elbow Cay in the Cay Sal Bank area just after 2pm.

They were taken to Freeport, Grand Bahama, where they were received by Immigra-
tion officials and later transported to Nassau aboard two Royal Bahamas Defence Force
patrol craft. The vessels arrived in the capital shortly after 8pm on Thursday night, and the
Cubans were handed over to Immigration officials for further processing.

In a statement issued yesterday, the Defence Force said: “The USCG Swordfish was
operating in accordance with the Ship Riders agreement between the government of the
Bahamas and the United States of America. This bi-lateral agreement permits Coast Guard
vessels with Defence Force ship riders (personnel) embarked to conduct law enforcement
operations in Bahamian waters.”

Mental illness
misunderstood
in the Bahamas

MENTAL illness contin-
ues to be a misunderstood
phenomenon in_ the
Bahamas, according to a
leading expert.

Dr Nelson Clark, chief
psychiatrist at the Sandi-
lands Rehabilitation Centre,
said: “Many of the old myths
about mental illness are still
being upheld in our com-
munity, and there continues
to be a lack of information
being disseminated to the
public.”

In particular, he said,
members of the public tend
to lack knowledge about the
connection between mental
illness and other health con-
ditions.

The Secretary General for
World Federation for Men-
tal Health has said: “The
bottom line is that mental
illnesses occur with chronic
mental conditions in many
patients, causing significant
role impairment, work loss
and work cutback. They also
worsen prognosis for heart
disease, stroke, diabetes,
HIV/AIDS, cancer and oth-
er chronic illnesses. Many
factors point to reasons that
mental illnesses are not ade-
quately addressed in this
context.”

With this in mind, Sandi-
lands will celebrate World
Mental Health Day on Fri-
day, October 8 under the
theme, “Mental health and
long term illness: the need
for continued and integrated
care”.

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tal health fair at the Church
of God Convention Centre
on Joe Farrington Road.

The event will focus on
the notion of “integration of
care” with particular empha-
sis on the connection
between mental health dis-
orders and long term ill-
nesses.

Dr Clarke said Sandilands
has taken the need for inte-
gration very seriously, both
within the centre and in con-
junction with outside med-
ical facilities.

He pointed out that the
Sandilands has invited the
Crisis Centre, the Christian
Counselling Centre, the
Cancer Society of the
Bahamas, the Bahamas
Heart Association, the
Bahamas Diabetic Associa-
tion and the HIV/AIDS
Centre to participate in the
fair.

Dr Clarke said: “It is
important for relatives and
caregivers to understand the
need for screening and treat-
ment of mental illness when
it occurs with a medical ill-
ness. Failure to treat the
emotional symptoms of any
medical illness prevents a
favorable prognosis.”

He gave the example of a
patient who has been diag-
nosed with cancer and as a
result suffers depression.
“The patient may be
referred to an oncologist but
is not referred to a psychol-
ogist,” he said. “Only the
physical symptoms are



addressed and the patient is
left to suffer the depression
on their own. The presence
of mental illness with long
term illnesses impairs self-
care and adherence to treat-
ment regimens and causes
increased mortality.”

Sandilands wants to use
the fair to send a “clear mes-
sage” that local mental
health professionals are
equipped and ready to pro-
vide timely intervention and
appropriate care.

“We have appropriate
interventions to address
these problems, reducing the
burden on people’s lives and
the economic and social bur-
dens on society. The misfor-
tune is that they are not
being implemented,” said
the centre in a statement.

It said health professionals
are aware of the reluctance
on the part of many to seek
mental health care for their
significant others, but
believe a mental health fair
is an “innocent” medium
that can attract attendees
without prejudice.

The statement pointed out
that mental illnesses do not
discriminate according to
age, culture, race or gender.

The goal of World Mental
Health Day is to emphasise
the critical need to give
mental health issues a high-
er level of importance.
Accordingly, the day’s
events will promote open
discussions and encourage
more investment in preven-
tion and treatment services.

Yesterday, Sandilands
issued a public appeal which
said: “In planning to per-
sonally attend, accompany-
ing your colleagues, guiding
your students and encour-
aging loved ones to visit the
mental health fair, Bahami-
ans interest in mental health,
as well as the need for inte-
gration will be heightened
and stimulated. The first
step to removing the stigma
from mental illness is for
you is to support the mental
health fair.”

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Funding fears over Baha
Mar construction training

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

THE Bahamian Contractors’ Asso-
ciation fears that a national training
programme needed to certify con-
struction workers for employment on
the Baha Mar development will be
impeded by inadequate funding.

The organisation is calling for a tan-
gible commitment from the develop-
ers before work begins on the $2.6 bil-
lion Cable Beach redevelopment to
fund the training programme — a joint
venture of the association and trade
school BTVI.

"While they (Baha Mar) appear to
be genuinely interested in both the
short and long term success of the pro-
ject and the country, they have
informed us that presently there is no

funding allocated for any training of
construction personnel,” according to
the BCA's position paper on the pro-
ject, which was recently given to gov-
ernment and the developers.

"We find the fact that a $2.6 billion
project is proceeding with no training
programme, or responsibility for one,
incomprehensible. They have assured
us that under their Heads of Agree-
ment (with the government) there is
apparently no stipulation for this criti-
cal and necessary component,” said the
BCA, in part.

As a non-profit organisation that
operates primarily on membership
dues, the BCA cannot fund the initia-
tive at BTVI, an institution that relies
on government subsidies. So far, near-
ly 500 tradesmen and contractors have
registered for enrolment at BTVI's
training programme.

"One of the possibilities we have

discussed with Baha Mar is collecting a
percentage of every contract awarded
to be allocated for the training of
Bahamian workers."

The Baha Mar project has yet to be
formally approved by government. A
labour resolution on the thousands of
work permits the developers are seek-
ing in Chinese labour will be brought to
Parliament next week.

The peak period for Baha Mar's
construction is between month 24 and
month 36 of the project, and at that
time there also will be more than 2,500
Bahamian construction workers
employed.

Total employment at the peak of the
project will be close to 7,500 foreign
and Bahamian workers. The China
Export-Import Bank and China State
Construction are Baha Mar's financ-
ing and equity/project manager part-
ners.

SESE CABG CRT UT A

THE Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas yesterday
announced that the initial assessment of the damage caused by
thieves to 1540AM’s transmission facilities suggests restora-
tion of the signal is expected to take around 30 days.

The corporation has therefore decided to discontinue oper-
ation of 104.5FM for the time being and provide 1540AM’s sig-
nal on 104.5FM beginning at 6am on Monday. Programming on
107FM will remain unchanged.

Police are actively investigating the theft of copper from the
Broadcasting Corporation’s South Beach transmitter site that
disrupted the national radio station 1540AM transmission
shortly after 10am on Thursday.

The broad daylight robbery occurred when two men in a
truck reportedly with BEC markings pulled up and advised
the security officer on duty that they were there to check the
transformer.

Immediately upon the departure of the vehicle, the station
went off air. It was discovered that copper bands around the tun-
ing huts had been removed. The stolen copper links the tuning
huts to the transmission tower.

The police were immediately contacted and are investigating.

This is the third theft of copper from the South Beach site
since 2006. Each time, transmission of the 1540AM signal to the
Family Islands has been disrupted.

Three persons were charged and convicted in connection
with the last theft.

In a statement issued yesterday, the Broadcasting Corpora-
tion said: “Management again takes this opportunity to apolo-
gise for the break in 1540AM’s transmission and advises its loy-
al listeners in the Family Islanders that they continue to enjoy
1540AM programming on Channel 40 on the Cable network
and wishes to assure listeners that everything possible is being
done to restore normal service as speedily as possible.”



Tara Xavier Hepburn

Foundation announces
its 2010 scholars

THE Tara Xavier Hep-
burn Foundation, in keeping
with its mandate to provide
educational opportunities to
deserving young Bahamians,
has announced the award of
two full scholarships as a part
of its Scholarship Programme
for the academic years 2010 -
2013.

The 2010 Tara Xavier
Hepburn Scholars are Jessi-
ca Marc, a graduate of L. W.
Young Junior High High
School, who will be entering
the 10th Grade at St. Anne’s
School, and Hilisia Major, a
graduate of S. C. McPherson
Junior High School, who will
be entering the 10th Grade at
St. John’s College.

This brings the total num-
ber of Scholarships awarded
by The Foundation since the
founding of its Scholarship
Programme in 2007 to twelve.

Jessica Marc is the daugh-
ter of Deulifaithe Marc and
Jeancillia Mervil. Hilisia is the
daughter of Ms. Rene Major.

Studies

The other Tara Xavier
Hepburn Scholars who are
presently pursuing high school
studies are 2008 recipients
Cameron Newry, Veronica
Bonimy and Javon Rolle, who
will be entering the 12th
Grade at St. John’s College,
and 2009 recipients Kristiza
Storr and Simone Rolle who
will be entering the 11th
Grade at St. John’s College
and Rikki Barry who will be
entering the 11th Grade at St.
Anne’s School.

The first four Tara Xavier
Hepburn Scholars, Sanay Col-
lie, Earlison Curry, Colbert
Newry and Brianna Smith,
have all successfully complet-
ed their high school educa-
tion.

The Tara Xavier Hepburn
Foundation was launched on
December 29, 2006 to cele-
brate the life of an exception-
al young Bahamian.

The Foundation is dedicat-
ed to the holistic development
of young people by empow-
ering them to achieve a posi-
tive sense of self and to realize
their full potential as produc-
tive, responsible and con-
tributing citizens.

A key goal of The Foun-
dation is to encourage young
Bahamians to take maximum
responsibility for improving
themselves.

The Tara Xavier Hepburn
Scholarship is open to gradu-
ates of Bahamas Government
Junior High Schools and stu-
dents of St. John’s College
and St. Anne’s School who
have successfully completed
grade 9.

The Scholarship is tenable
at St. John’s College and St.
Anne’s School.

In order to be considered
for a scholarship, applicants
must be nominated by their
school, attain at least a 3.0
G.P.A., have demonstrated
leadership ability and/or com-
munity involvement, be of
good moral character and suc-
cessfully pass a minimum of

JESSICA MARC

five BJC subjects, which must
include English and Mathe-
matics with grade C or bet-
ter. Applicants also may be
required to attend an inter-
view. The Tara Xavier Hep-
burn Scholarship covers full
tuition and the cost of books.

The Foundation extended
its sincere congratulations to
this year’s recipients on being
chosen as a part of this year’s
Scholarship exercise.

The Tara Xavier Hepburn
Foundation Scholarship is



HILISIA MAJOR

made possible by the gen-
erosity of many donors,
including Graham, Thomp-
son & Co., Lyndhurst Invest-
ments, Richard Campbell
Limited and Dr. Livingston
Marshall who have made
annual contributions to The
Foundation since its incep-
tion, and The Anglican Cen-
tral Education Authority that
continues to support the
investment in the youth of the
nation through the work of
The Foundation.

US LAW BANNING CUBA TRAVEL, RESEARCH UPHELD

MIAMI

A federal appellate court has upheld a Florida law that pro-
hibits funding for academic and research travel to nations that
are considered "sponsors of terrorism,” according to Associat-

ed Press.

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled Tuesday
that the state law does not conflict with federal control over for-

eign policy.

Professors at several state universities filed a lawsuit against
the state in 2008. A federal judge in Miami ruled that the law

was unconstitutional.

State Rep. David Rivera, R-Miami, who supported the 2006
legislation, said the appellate court's decision was a victory
for Florida taxpayers who do not want their money going to

countries like Cuba.

University of Florida professor Carmen Diana Deere, a
plaintiff in the original suit, said the law is a barrier to all lev-

els of research.

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The Tribune Limited

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

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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

Publisher/Editor 1972-

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A cool optimism for Mideast peace

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel's
prime minister and the Palestinian presi-
dent have set off on a yearlong peace jour-
ney, taking to a well-trod road that has
led only to failure for nearly two decades.
Even so, the negotiating chess board is
arranged differently this time around.

First, the Shiite Muslim theocracy in
Tran has become not only an open threat
to Israel but a subtle and growing worry
for some of the Jewish state's Sunni Arab
neighbours. There's a common enemy
among interested parties.

Perhaps as important, there is a large-
ly new cast of characters at these talks.

Israel's leader, Benjamin Netanyahu,
has been a hard-liner, arguing that Israel
cannot maintain its security under any
agreement the Palestinians would accept.
But as a hard-liner — much as President
Richard Nixon was a bone-deep anti-com-
munist when he made the U.S. opening to
China four decades ago — Netanyahu
may have the credibility among the Israeli
right to make a deal.

For his part, Mahmoud Abbas, the
Palestinian president, is in a politically
life-threatening struggle to sustain his pow-
er against the radical Hamas faction.
Hamas won elections and kicked Abbas’
moderate Fatah organization out of the
Gaza Strip, engendering a vast schism
among Palestinians. Winning guaranteed
statehood for the Palestinians — if the
deal is right — could hand Abbas a major
political victory.

Beyond that, President Barack Oba-
ma — he made the latest talks a virtual
command performance — has invested
major political capital. He barely knew
his way around the White House in early
2009 when he said Middle East peace was
a top priority. In his very first days in
office, Obama appointed George Mitchell
to serve as his man in the Middle East.
Mitchell carries enormous credibility as
a negotiator, having played a key role in
bringing Protestants and Catholics into a
power-sharing agreement in Northern Ire-
land.

However, Israeli-Palestinian proximity
talks — with Mitchell shuttling between
the sides — went nowhere this summer. In
the midst of a hugely difficult economic
and political season at home, Obama
needs some good news. Even movement
toward Israeli-Palestinian peace would
serve him well. None of that, of course,
guarantees success for this outing, which

calls for an agreement within one year.

Even the White House and State
Department are keeping expectations low
out of historical prudence.

Stretching back 19 years, the search for
peace has lurched across the globe with
locations that recall the hopes and frus-
trations of previous efforts — Madrid,
Oslo, Washington, Wye River, Md., Camp
David, Annapolis, Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt,
and others. The search for peace between
Israel and the Palestinians even produced
its own vocabulary: "shuttle diplomacy,"
"peace process,” "framework," "two-state
solution,” "road map," ‘window of oppor-
tunity.”

Two of those terms — "two-state solu-
tion” and "framework" — are floating yet
again.

"They reiterated their common goal of
two states for two peoples," Mitchell said
in a briefing after the first round of talks at
the State Department on Thursday. "The
parties agreed that a logical next step
would be to begin working on achieving a
framework agreement for permanent sta-
tus."

The latest negotiations are in grave
danger, however. Both sides agreed to a
second round of talks Sept. 14-15 with
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
and Mitchell present. But just a few days
later, Israel's limited ban on building set-
tlements in the West Bank and east
Jerusalem is set to expire.

Abbas has said he would walk away
from the talks if Netanyahu does not
extend the moratorium. The Israeli leader,
even should he want to continue the ban,
is under heavy pressure inside his conser-
vative Likud Party to free settlers to start
building again. Such construction is a
deal-breaker, Abbas has declared, because
it is taking away land the Palestinians envi-
sion for their state.

As a practical matter, all the issues con-
fronting Netanyahu and Abbas have been
thoroughly aired many times in many
negotiations — all of which failed, some-
times with an agreement tantalizingly
close. Yet the differences this time, even
though the last talks took place less than
two years ago, offer glimmers of hope —
a cool optimism that remains largely
dependent on the risks Obama,
Netanyahu and Abbas are willing to take.

This article was written by Steven R. Hurst,
Associated Press writer



Cabinet support
for McCartney
irrelevant in any
leadership fight

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Sometime ago while
going to the office, I stopped
at the gate for the newspa-
per, opened it and was
accosted by this blaring
headline, “Branville lacking
Cabinet support” and fol-
lowed by the comment that
his only followers were not
Party supporters, thus giv-
ing the impression that he
didn't have a chance if he
opposed Hubert Ingraham
as party Leader.

I smiled because this is
not what I have been told.

A good portion of the
Cabinet is just waiting for
the opportunity to rid them-
selves of Hubert, but
because they are beholden
to him for their daily bread
there is reluctance to be
public about it.

And this makes sense.
The people vote them into
Parliament and pay them
$28,000 (or thereabouts )
which makes them beholden
to the people. And then
comes the Prime Minister
(whoever he may be) and,
using the people's money
pays them $ 60,000 (or
thereabouts), with the
option of firing them at a
minute's notice, which
makes them beholden to
him.

But I have learned from
being in politics for virtually
all my life not to believe all
you read in the papers or
hear in the bar rooms, lis-
ten to what is said in the
meetings held in the dark
halls or the back rooms hid-
den away from the public
eye.

I am told that some of
those who the Prime Minis-
ter may think are beholden
to him have already been
bought.

All I can say is that this
will be an interesting one!

Good reading, eh? Inter-
esting to say the least. All
facts.

But, like the computer,
garbage in; garbage out.
Whether Branville McCart-
ney has the support of Cab-
inet or not has no relevance
if there is a leadership con-
test.

This whole sordid affair,
especially the spin reporters
put on it, pricked my curios-
ity and so I dug out my
FNM Constitution.

Believe it or not, I did not
see the word “Cabinet Min-
ister” mentioned in it once!

LETTERS

letters@tribunemedia.net



The choice of the FNM
Leader (and as such a possi-
ble Prime Minister) is not
made by the Cabinet, the
Parliamentarians, or the
Council.

The choice of the
“Leader” is the sole prerog-
ative of the FNM in Con-
vention where everyone
there has one vote, be
he/she a Member of Parlia-
ment or a simple delegate.

Under the head “Con-
vention”, section 49 it says
“The Convention shall con-
sist of the Parliamentary
Members, National Officers,
Members of the Central
Council, and not less than
three nor more than seven
delegates from each Con-
stituency Association.”

Among other things sec-
tion 50 of the Constitution
states that the “Convention
shall be the ultimate author-
ity of the Party” and section
(e) of the same constitution,
says the Convention is
responsible for the “Elec-
tion of officers of the Par-
ty”. The “Leader” is at the
top of the list of Party Offi-
cers elected. Nowhere does
the positions of “Leader
Elect” or “Deputy Leader
Elect” appear.

That, my friends is parts
of the FNM Constitution.

And now how does all
this affect the selection of
the Prime Minister? To
answer this question we turn
to the “Constitution of the
Bahamas”, which in Chapter
VI, section 73 (1) we read:
“Whenever there shall be
occasion for the appoint-
ment of a Prime Minister,
the Governor-General shall
appoint as Prime Minis-
ter....(a) the member of the
House of Assembly who is
the Leader of the party
which commands the sup-
port of the majority of the
members of that House...”
Unlike the British Parlia-



ment where the person
“who” commands the sup-
port of the majority of mem-
bers becomes the Prime
Minister, in the Bahamas
the Leader of the party
“which” commands the
majority in the House
becomes Prime Minister.
“Which” refers to the par-
ty, not the person. It is said
that it was worded like that
because Sir Lynden felt
more comfortable with his
party than he did with his
parliamentarians.

And there's the rub.
Ingraham was the “Leader”
of the FNM throughout the
election of 2002 and would
have been asked to form the
Government if the FNM
had been elected the major-
ity.

The positions of “Leader
Elect” and “Deputy
Leader elect” did not exist
in either the FNM constitu-
tion or, more importantly,
in the Bahamian Constitu-
tion!

The posts that Tommy
Turnquest and Dion
Foulkes held did not exist. It
was a Sham! Ingraham made
people believe he was not
going for a third term, but
positioned himself to be
appointed for a third term
if the FNM had won.
Remember, “the Governor-
General shall appoint the
Leader of the Party which
commands the majority.”
And Ingraham was the
Leader.

The thing that amazes me
is that leading lawyers in the
FNM knew this was a sham,
but went along with it.

So there it is folks, the
facts.

I have just received some
rather interesting and dis-
turbing information about
the organization known as
the Government-Bay street
Partnership.

I will soon write about
that! Those revelations may
blow your socks off!

PIERRE DUPUCH
Nassau,
Septembe 2, 2010.

JU URS CRS TTT







EDITOR, The Tribune.

The story in this morning's paper about a Ministry
of Works road worker being struck by a car lends
even more credence to the following.

As a frequent 6 am commuter in the Cable Beach





NOTICE is hereby given that JULIEN SAINTILUS of STEWFISH
DRIVE OFF CARMICHAEL ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any
person who knows any reason why registration/naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement of the facts
within twenty-eight days from the 28'" day of August, 2010 to the
Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, PO. Box N-7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

BASIC TECHNICAL SERVICES COMPANY
LIMITED

Pursuant to the Provisions of Section 138 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 notice is hereby
given that the above-named Company has been dissolved
and struck off the Register pursuant to a Certificate of
Dissolution issued by the Registrar General on the 28" day
of June, 2010.

Erich Biirzle, Wolfgang Risch, Dr. Herbert Oberhuber
and Dr. Michael Grabher

Liquidators

0
BASIC TECHNICAL SERVICES COMPANY
LIMITED

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Public is advised that effective September 1, 2010
persons visiting Fort Fincastle will be charged a fee of:
‘Adults- $2.00
«Children- $1.00
This undertaking is necessary for the upkeep and
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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that YYENAUD PIERRE of DAVIS
STREET, FOX HILL, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration’
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-
eight days from the 28'" day of August, 2010 to the Minister
responsible for nationality and Citizenship, PO. Box N-7147, Nassau,

NOTICE

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

area one can't help but notice the many joggers and
walkers using the road instead of the sidewalks and
foot paths and yes, before you squeal, I know why
you do it. However the question begs which is least
painful, a twisted ankle or skinned knees and elbows
from running on an uneven surface, sidewalk, or full
contact with a vehicle moving at 30 mph?

After another near miss yesterday morning it is
my observation that while some joggers wear reflec-
tive vests, arm and head bands the majority do not,
preferring instead dark coloured t-shirts, sweat pants
or track suits.

If you must run or walk in the road, please show
some consideration for the vehicle drivers, who can't
use the sidewalks, by wearing reflective
clothing/gear, before one of you is tragically killed or
seriously injured and the driver unfairly charged with
killing or maiming in the course of dangerous dri-
ving. The authorities will never believe that we
couldn't see a dark person around the corner wearing
dark clothes against a background of a dark road and
trees.

As the saying goes, life's a two-way street, so do
your part and jog responsibly.

IAN MABON
Nassau,
September 2, 2010.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Publicis hereby advised that |, KATESHA MILLER a.k.a.
ATISHA STUART of Springfield Road, Fox Hill, RO. Box
EE-16310, Nassau, Bahamas intend to change my name
to KETISHA NATASHA ZOEY. If there are any objections
to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write
such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, RO.Box
N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days
after the date of publication of this notice.





THE TRIBUNE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2010, PAGE 5



LOCAL NEWS



Cheques totalling $32,000 presented to Cancer Society, Diabetic Association

CHEQUES totalling $32,000, the proceeds
from the 12th Annual Atlantic Medical Fun
Walk, were recently handed over to the Cancer
Society of the Bahamas and the Diabetic Asso-
ciation of the Bahamas by Atlantic Medical
Insurance.

Lynda Gibson, Atlantic Medical’s executive
vice-president and general manager, said: “It’s
not just a fun walk. To us, it’s a representation of
Atlantic Medical’s commitment and support of
the Cancer Society of the Bahamas and the
Bahamas Diabetic Association. These cheques
represent our ongoing investment in the health
of our Bahamas.”

The annual walk, which has been one of the
main events on the social calendar for more
than a decade, has attracted in excess of 14,000
walkers, many of them repeat walkers. Addi-
tionally, over $200,000 has been donated to both
charities since 2004.

According to the Ms Gibson, “much plan-

HELPING OUT: From left at the presentation: Sue
Roberts, founding president of the Cancer Society
of the Bahamas; Lynda Gibson, executive vice-pres-
ident and general manager of Atlantic Medical Insur-
ance, and Eugene Thurston, president of the Bahamas
Diabetic Association.

ning and organisation goes into our walks each
year, because we want the participants to enjoy
themselves and also to encourage others to par-

ticipate, hence making it bigger and more suc-
cessful.”

She explained that as a health insurer Atlantic
Medical is all too aware of the devastating effects
cancer and diabetes have financially, emotionally
and physically on those who suffer from these
diseases as well as their families.

“We are very concerned about the high inci-
dences of these diseases, thus our continued
efforts to donate funds that go towards educat-
ing the public on preventative measures which
auger well with our healthy lifestyles mandate,”
Ms Gibson said.

Sue Roberts, founding president of the Can-
cer Society of the Bahamas, said: “We are very
grateful to Atlantic Medical for once again show-
ing this kind act by providing us with a cheque
from its fun walk. This year’s cheque will be
used towards the Cancer Caring Centre where
we take care of patients from the Family
Islands.”

Ms Roberts also spoke of the importance of
the centre. “At the Cancer Caring Centre we
provide 24-hour care and transportation free of
charge for our Family Island cancer patients,
therefore these funds come in very handy for the
upkeep of that centre. This gift also comes in
handy for ongoing education on breast cancer.
The support from Atlantic Medical has been
amazing over the years.”

Eugene Thurston, president of Bahamas Dia-
betic Association was also on hand to collect
the cheque for his organisation.

“Tam very pleased to receive these funds on
behalf of Bahamas Diabetic Association.

“T have no doubt this will go a long way as we
continue our new programme on preventing
diabetes,” he said.

Ms Gibson re-affirmed Atlantic Medical’s
commitment to these charities and anticipates
bigger and better fun walks in both Nassau and
Freeport in 2011.

yet again

Eleuthera residents endure up to 18 hours
of electricity and water supply disruption

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

ELEUTHERA residents
plagued by six weeks of regu-
lar power outages were yes-
terday forced to endure what
was estimated to be between
14 to 18 hours of electricity
and water supply disruption
after distribution lines run-
ning along the Glass Window
bridge were damaged by bad
weather.

Residents and businesses
reported power going out on
Wednesday evening.

It was restored about lam
on Thursday.

The water supply was said
to have been cut at around
the same time, and not
restored until after the power
returned.

Bahamas Electricity Gen-
eral Manager Kevin Basden
said the power cut was longer
than it could have been
because the inclement weath-
er in the area of the Glass
Window bridge in mainland
Eleuthera, which had dam-
aged the electricity pole and
water pipeline causing the
cuts, continued to be too poor
to allow workmen to safely
address the problem until the
following morning.

The utility disruptions come
after weeks of power prob-
lems in mainland Eleuthera
and Harbour Island, which
have left residents, business
operators and tourists deeply
frustrated.

Unlike yesterday’s extend-
ed disruption, these almost
daily cuts of anywhere from
one to several hours at a time
have been attributed to sys-
temic generation and trans-
mission problems on behalf
of BEC.

Yesterday MP for North
Eleuthera Alvin Smith said
that during each of his last
five weekly visits to the area,
there has been a power out-
age and he continues to
receive daily calls of com-
plaints from constituents.

“Tt’s unacceptable,” said the
MP.

“Eleuthera has suffered
with power issues for a long
time, but I’ve never seen any-
thing like this.”

Addressing locals com-
plaints about a lack of com-
munication from the utility
corporation about when
scheduled cuts will take place
and what is being done to
address the continuing prob-
lems, Mr Smith added that
this aspect of the situation is
particularly troubling.

“In that respect BEC has

6G

has suffered with
power issues for a

It’s unaccept-
able. Eleuthera

long time, but P’ve
never seen any-
thing like this.”



been disrespectful and insen-
sitive,” he said.

Yesterday a man identify-
ing himself as an “avid
boater” contacted The Tri-
bune expressing his concern
that the continuing power
problems will take a toll on
attendance at the Harbour
Island regatta in October,
claiming that the impact is
already clear from less rapid
bookings at popular hotels
and resorts.

A source at the Valentines
Resort and Marina in Har-
bour Island told The Tribune
that bookings have been
“slower than usual.”

Compensate

“We usually would’ve been
full by now,” he said, adding
that the electricity woes have
seen the resort recently have
to compensate a number of
boaters in particular whose
equipment has been damaged
by the inconsistent power sup-
ply.
At the Pink Sands hotel, an
employee said that there have
been “nibbles” from poten-
tial guests for the regatta
weekend, with inquiries
regarding rates, but no uptake

et.

“It’s early days yet though,”
said the hopeful hotel source.

Other hotels reported good
bookings but nonetheless
expressed concern about the
ongoing impact on tourism of
the power problems, which
have left many local busi-
nesses unable to operate.

Yesterday Mr Smith and
Mr Basden differed on what
they said was the source of
the consistent problems.

Mr Smith accused BEC of
“being quite confused” about
the cause of the problem,
which he suggested was relat-
ed to the transmission rather
than the generation of power.
Meanwhile, Mr Basden said
transmission is no longer an
issue, but rather continuing
efforts to bring online the new

Pinewood Gardens town meeting on crime

A town meeting will be held in Pinewood Gardens to
encourage residents to partner with the area’s Urban
Renewal Office in an effort to fight and prevent crime.

The meeting will be held on Monday at 7pm at the
Pinewood Park on Pinewood Drive.

Organisers of the town meeting said they believe that
by working together they can help to build a better and

more unified community.

Please contact the Pinewood Urban Renewal centre

for more information.













Alvin Smith

Hatchet Bay power station.

Asked how soon Eleuther-
ans and visitors could see
relief from the power prob-
lems, Mr Basden said he
could not “give a specific date
and time” but hoped it would
be sorted in “short order.”

He claimed that “in most
instances” residents would
have been advised when a
scheduled cut was to take
place, but admitted that over-
all there had been communi-
cation deficiencies between
BEC and the general public
regarding the power situation.
However, in contrast to
reports from numerous resi-
dents, he said that these have
been “improved upon
remarkably” in the last few
weeks.

Mr Smith yesterday advised
that people should exercise
caution in the area of the
Glass Window bridge as a
portion of a wooden railing
was damaged when the elec-
tricity pole fell on Wednes-
day evening.

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SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Students (above and below)
areas in Grand Bahama received backpacks filled with school supplies.

Students receive
backpacks filled
with supplies
donated by BORCO

By REUBEN SHEARER
Tribune Staff Reporter
rshearer@tribunemedia.net

NEARLY 350 students
from the Pinders Point,
Lewis Yard and Hunters
areas in Grand Bahama
received backpacks filled
with school supplies donated
by the BORCO Foundation
— the oil refining company’s
philanthropic arm.

The giveaway was part of
the company’s efforts to
meet the needs of the
island’s students by ensur-






$3,000 worth of books, pen-
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and crayons.

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Hunters between 12noon

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a 5.5
Efforts continue to sustain electricity reliability

AS part of its efforts to sustain elec-
tricity reliability on the island, the
Grand Bahama Power Company
(GBPC) has appointed a new director
of technical services.

After serving in various senior
capacities in the GBPC for 35 years,
Carlton Bosfield has now been
appointed director of technical ser-
vices.

In his new position, Mr Bosfield is
charged with leading a team of project
managers and engineers in the imple-
mentation of preventative mainte-
nance programmes, establishing tech-



CARLTON BOSFIELD

nical policies, procedures and regula-
tions, and providing expertise for the
evaluation and addition to new gen-
erating facilities.

“Carlton’s move into this new posi-
tion is critical at this time in our devel-
opment”, said Alan Kelley, president
and CEO of GBPC.

Aggressive

“We have embarked upon an
aggressive plan to sustain electricity
reliability and are exploring new gen-
erating systems.

“In addition, we want to ensure that
we have a robust equipment mainte-
nance programme which will enable us
to minimise costs and maximise equip-
ment efficiency. He will play a lead
role in this effort”.

Prior to his move, Mr Bosfield
served as director of environmental
health, safety and security for seven
years.

He also held other senior positions
including shift engineer; plant opera-
tions manager; total quality control
coordinator and project manager;
planning and scheduling manager, and

Grand Bahama Power Company appoints new director of technical services

Y2K transition team manager.

Currently a doctoral candidate with
the University of Phoenix, Mr Bosfield
has a MBA with the University of
Miami and a Bachelors of Science
degree in Professional Management
from Nova Southeastern University.
He was also awarded a full Electrical
Engineering Technological certificate
from the City and Guilds of London
Institute in 1985 and is a registered
electrical incorporated engineer with
the Engineering Society and the Insti-
tution of Incorporated Engineers,
London.

The Governor-General dines
with Defence Force officers

GOVERNOR-General of
the Bahamas Sir Arthur
Foulkes was the guest of
honour at a mess dinner
held in the wardroom of the
Royal Bahamas Defence
Force Coral Harbour Base
on Friday, August 27.

Hosted by the Comman-
der of the Defence Force,
Commodore Roderick
Bowe, senior officers and
other RBDF officers of the,
Sir Arthur was accompanied
by his wife, Lady Joann
Foulkes. Both said they
were delighted to be in the
midst of the officers, dining
and sharing stories with
those in attendance.

The Governor-General
spoke passionately about
the need to guard the
Bahamas’ heritage, and also
commended Commodore
Bowe, the officers and
marines of the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force for
their continued outstanding
service to the country.

GREETING: GOVER-
NOR-General Sir Arthur
Foulkes greets the
Defence Force officers
in the wardroom at the
Coral Harbour Base.
Shaking his hand is
Lieutenant Bertram
Bowleg.






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MEMBERS of the
Bahamas National Swim
Team in Freeport have
expressed their thanks to
the Radisson Our Lucaya
Beach and Golf Resort for
being allowed to use the
property’s lap pool for the
month of August.

The team had been dis-
placed by the YMCA and
had no where to train
before the resort stepped
in and made the offer.

As a result, these elite
swimmers, formerly of the
YMCA WaveRunners
Club, were able to contin-
ue their training under the
guidance of a new coach,
Andy Loveitt, and
achieved success in the
BASRA Swim Marathon
held August 21.

Dustin Tynes placed first
overall in the men’s cate-
gory and Maya Albury first
overall in the women’s cat-
egory, with Taryn Smith
finishing second and Joan-
na Evans third. Peter Far-
quharson finished first in
the age group male 21 and
under, and Shannon
Albury finished first in the
age group female 12 and
under.



MESS DINNER: GOVERNOR-General Sir Arthur Foulkes along with his wife at a mess dinner hosted by

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Commander of the Defence Force, Commodore Roderick Bowe. Standing from left are Captain Tellis
Bethel, Deputy Commander of the Defence Force; Sir Arthur Foulkes, Lady Joann Foulkes and Com-

modore Roderick Bowe.

THANKFUL: The Waverunners
team stand with Our Lucaya rep-
resentatives - (left to right) Aaron
Levarity; Peter Farquharson;
Joanna Evans; Michael Weber,
general manager of Our Lucaya;
Veronica Clarke, resort manager
of Our Lucaya; Maya Albury,
Dustin Tynes, Taryn Smith,
Coach Andy Loveitt and Shan-
non Albury.

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LOCAL NEWS

Judge Clears PASCUA

the way for
murder trial

FROM page one

proceed,” Ms Farquharson said.

Crown prosecutor Neil Brathwaite said that a matter
can only be quashed if it is wrong in law. He said that the
Crown’s position had been that there was no unreasonable
delay and that the matter should only be stayed if he could
not get a fair trial. The Crown argued that Farrington can
sil get a fair trial. Farrington is expected back in court on
September 23 for a fixture hearing.

Farrington was initially convicted of the murder of Jamal
Robins and sentenced to death but in 2008 the appellate
court overturned the conviction and death sentence, replac-
ing them with manslaughter and sentenced him to life in
prison instead.

Missing

Mackinson Colas, 11, a sixth grade student at Lewis Yard
Primary, went missing on May 16, 2003. DeAngelo McKen-
zie, 13, an eighth grader at Jack Hayward High vanished 11
days later. Two months after he went missing, 11-year-old
Junior Reme, a fifth grade student at Freeport Primary,
disappeared on July 29. Desmond Rolle, a 14-year-old ninth
grade student at St George’s High, went missing in Sep-
tember 2003.

The case of the missing boys sparked fears on Grand
Bahama and also drew international media attention. The
skeletal remains of the young boys were found on Sunday,
October 26, 2003, in a remote pine forest area in East Grand
Bahama.

The boys’ remains were turned over to their families for
burial nearly two years ago.

Another Success Training College

teacher complains of non-payment
FROM page one

Earlier this week, two employees who recently resigned
from the tertiary school claimed Success owes some current
and former staff members thousands of dollars in unpaid
salaries with some overdue payments stretching back to
January.

School CEO and shareholder Whitney Bastian admitted
to owing employees money — although he did not say how
much — and blamed it on financial woes brought on by low
student enrolment.

Loan

He claimed he was forced to take out a personal bank loan
to pay the school's fixed operating costs, adding that the
bank has cut off its credit.

Still Mr Bastian wants staff at Success' main campus in
Nassau to "pull up their socks" and tough it out at the
school until things turn around. He also maintained that staff
will be paid later this month.

"Every day we are trying to resolve this problem. Many of
the other employees have lending institutions, landlords
down on them but we don't have the student population to
bring in the money we need. But we are trying to keep
them (staff) on," said Mr Bastian.

Reworking juvenile reform
FROM page one

Prison Department, said bringing the juvenile correctional
facilities under the ambit of the new Bahamas Department
of Corrections is an ambition of the Prison Department. Dr
Rahming said he is “proffering the suggestion to bring
about discussion.”

So far this proposition has not been discussed in the con-
text of the new Department of Corrections Bill that would
establish such a department.

When the new law comes on stream to replace the “out-
dated” Prison Act, the parole board and the public prisons
will be administered by the Department of Corrections
instead of the Prison Department.

The Simpson Penn School for Boys and the Willamae
Pratt School for Girls are currently administered by the
Department of Rehabilitative Welfare Services in the Min-
istry of Labour and Social Development.

Loretta Butler-Turner, Minister of Labour and Social
Development, said: “Obviously it would have to be a gov-
ernment policy decision that would have to take place. That
is something that has to be made at the policy level. While
the recommendation by Dr Rahming is a good starting
point that has to be put specifically to the Cabinet of The
Bahamas to consider.”

Priority

The recommendation was tucked at the end of a twelve
point priority plan presented by Dr Rahming in a five year
progress report on prison reform.

The priority items outlined the goals and objectives of the
prison department “going forward.”

The recommendation is not something the government
has discussed, according to Mrs Butler-Turner.

“If we want to move our country towards twenty-first
century thinking in the way we deal with our penal or cor-
rectional institutions, I believe all of that would be on the
table at some point,” said Mrs Butler-Turner.

“It is certainly an idea I think the government would be
more than willing to look at to discuss and make a policy
decision on, but that has to definitely be a policy decision,”
she said. While the reform schools are not considered to be
penal institutions, Dr Rahming said there should be a “com-
mon thread and common philosophy” of rehabilitation and
reintegration flowing throughout the correctional system.

One of the major steps towards prison reform taken by Dr
Rahming since 2005, according to the progress report, is
engendering “a genuine philosophical shift from revenge and
punishment to rehabilitation and reintegration.”

Mrs Butler-Turner said it was important to understand the
juvenile facilities as “institutions for reformation” and while
the suggestion “sounds like a very reasonable thing,” it is
important to take into consideration the different approach
needed when dealing with juveniles.

SHOT-UP SIGN: Eric Carey, executive director of the Bahamas National Trust, in front of the shot-up sign at

Bonefish Pond.

NOTICE

CORRIDOR 13A
ROBINSON ROAD
Temporary Road Closure & Diversions





FROM page one

been asked to step up mobile patrols
in the area to ensure visitor’s safety.

Since the park officially opened in
April, Bahamians and tourists visit
frequently to snorkel and kayak in
the mangroves and on the flats, and
use the boardwalk and viewing plat-
form for fishing, birdwatching and
picnicking.

But unfortunately the BNT is still
fighting “idiots” ruining the experi-
ence for others.

He said BNT park wardens moni-
tor the site regularly, but a visit to
the park is a self-guided experience.

“We rely on people to use envi-
ronmental stewardship, to take pho-
tographs, leave only footprints, and
not do stupid things like this,” Mr
Carey said.

“We don’t have security because
we don’t have the resources.

“But the Trust is hoping that as
these parks are enhancing the
tourism product and enriching the
experience for tourists, the Ministry
of Tourism will help us to keep it
secure.”

Jose Cartellone Construcchones Civiles 5.4 wishes to advise the motoring public that Temporary Road

Closure will be carried out on sections of Robinson Road between
ROAD effective Monday 5 |

mber 6, 20100 for

MINNIE STREET and CLARIDGE
nine! 9) to elew

11) weeks

Road construction works will be ongoing to facilitate the installation of new twenty-four inches (247)
Water main pipes. Other works that will be canned out during this phase of construction will Include:
Milling of existing pavement
Installation of drainage facilities & wiilities services

Sichew al ks
Street Lighting

Asphalt Pavement

Motorist travelling eastbound should divert through:
MINNIE ST——* BALFOUR AVE. —-* CLARIDGE ROAD.
Motorist trivelling westbound should divert through
CLARIDGE RD, BALFOUR AVE —}® MINNIE ST.

The access to the following locations will be affected during construction:

Holy Family Parish Chorch, M& M Drug Store, Essence Unisex, Old Trial Liquor Store, Minni"s
Import Supplies, Jamere’s Plaza Shops, RM Bailey Sor. High School, Big Boys Café, Muffler
World, Henstie’s Furniture Store, Gilead Full Gospel Church, Beautyrama, Barber Shop, Super

Wash

Local access will be granted to pedestrians and the affected businesses, and residents, Water supply may
be taferrapgted during construction. Kindly observe all waffic signs delineating the work zone. Please
keep abreast with the local media through which we will keep you updated.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused & look forward to the co-operation of the motoring

dese Cariellone Constracciones Civiles 5.4
(Office Hours: Mon-Fri &:(am to teltipm

Office: (242) 322-41) 322-2610

public throughout this project.

For further information please contact:

Ministry of Works & Tramsport

The Project Execution Unit

Hotline: (242) 300-9700

Email: pulelic-or koe bis harmecas eo tra

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2010



Photo courtesy of COB

FRESH TALENT: Bottom row Left to Right: Melisha Demeritte, Candawn Saunders, Alexis Maycock, Kimberley Rolle, Kevin Jones, Steveandrae Wells, Amanda Carroll. Top row: Vandyke Hepburn,
Lorenzo Rolle, Bryan Kemp, Andrew Pratt, Mick Massaar, Tamara Myers, Juliano Francis, Giovanna Gordon, Petula Russell, Sean Bastian. Back Row: Jessica'Lyn Miller, Sherman Bowe, Dorian Bowe,

Jesper Thompson, Bradley Cooper.

COB recruits 20 student-athletes
for Freshman Class for Fall 2010

THE College of The Bahamas
Department of Athletics has a devel-
oping intercollegiate programme
under which the College’s varsity
teams — including men’s and wom-
en’s volleyball, basketball, track &
field and soccer — compete against
colleges and universities in Florida.

For the 2010-2011 academic year,
the Athletics Department recruited
20 student-athletes who are a part
of the Freshman Class for Fall 2010.

Some of these athletes have
already distinguished themselves in
their sporting disciplines by repre-
senting the Bahamas in high profile
regionals. They include Tamara
Myers, a 2009 Carifta silver medallist



lk

in triple jump.

The Department of Athletics
looks forward to a highly competi-
tive and exciting year on its inter-
collegiate calendar. On September 2,
the Department of Athletics held a
press conference to introduce the
new student-athletes for 2010.

Athletics Director Kimberley
Rolle introduced the new team
members to the public and shared
her excitement regarding the high
caliber athletes and scholars joining
the College’s intercollegiate family.

“This year, we’re pleased to have
20 student-athletes join COB’s Ath-
letics teams this fall bringing our
compliment of student-athletes up

to 90 athletes,” Rolle said.

“We are especially pleased to have
our first set of Family Island stu-
dent-athletes from the Preston
Albury High School and North
Andros High Schools.

“We are most proud that six of
our student-athletes are academic
scholars having excelled in the
BGCSE examinations and attained
academic scholarships from the Min-
istry of Education and Scotia Bank.”

Myers is also optimistic about join-
ing the line-up of athletes.

“T believe I can attain all of my
goals at home,” said student-athlete
and Carifta silver medallist. "I want
to continue to represent the

Bahamas and now the College of

The Bahamas in the future at a high

level.

“When the College of The
Bahamas Athletics Department

Jesper Thompson & Dorian Bowe.

MEN’S SOCCER-

looks back on its history we want

them to remember this class for the
impact we made on our teams and
the Athletics programme in gener-

al 2

Andrew Pratt, Kevin Jones, Mick
Massar & Bryan Kemp.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL -
Alexis Maycock, Steveandrae Wells,
Jessica'Lyn Miller &

Giovanna Gordon.

The freshman student-athletes

joining various intercollegiate teams
at the College are:

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD -
Juliano Francis & Lorenzo Rolle.

MEN’S BASKETBALL -

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD -
Tamara Myers & Kendra Bethell.

WOMEN’S SOCCER-
Candawn Saunders, Amanda Carroll,

Ashley Cooper, Azaria Clare,

THE Bahamas Table Ten-
nis Federation, once one of
the most vibrant past-time
sports, could be heading
back to its prominence on
the local scene.

Peter Maynard, a former
president, along with Roy
Wallace, recently returned
from Zhengding, Hebei, Chi-
na where they attended a
two-week training camp at
the Chinese Olympic Table
Tennis Training Centre.

“It was a very intense
training,” Maynard said.

Maynard and Wallace
joined competitors from

Hydia Maynard & Malisha Demeritte.

Table tennis players hack
from ‘intense training’ in China



from 8:20-11 a.m., 2:20-5 p.m.
and 7-8 p.m.

“Tt’s that kind of training
that helped to bring us to
that Olympic standard,”
Maynard said. “So if we are
going to bring the sport up
to that standard, we will have
to get everybody involved.”

Additionally, the federa-
tion had intended to take a
team of six to the training
camp, but because the
Shanghai World Expo was
going on at the same time,
Maynard said the others
pulled out because of the
high cost in the airefare.

Talks about a regatta

committee in the works |

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

T a Skipper’s Par-
AY on Tuesday
ight to launch

this weekend’s King
Eric Regatta in Mon-
tagu Bay, there was
some discussion on the
formation of a regatta
commission.

The idea is that the sailing
commission, which will be set
up similar to the junkanoo
commission, will take the
responsibility from the Min-
istry of Youth, Sports and
Culture and place it in the
hands of an independent
committee.

While the ministry will con-
tinue to support the biggest
revenue earning event in the
Family Islands, the amount
of moneys dispersed will
come from the committee.

Once approved by Cabi-
net, the committee will take
effect as of next year. They

will have the direct responsi-
bility to oversee all of the
operations of all regattas in
the country.

Although the full scope of
the work entitled by the com-
mission was not spelt out, it
was noted that each body,
namely the National Sailing
Association, the Bahamas
Boat Owners and Sailors
Association and the Com-
monwealth Sailing Associa-
tion, will all have an oppor-
tunity to peruse the docu-
ment that has been drafted
and make any amendments
before it is passed on to the
government for approval.

The commission is certain-
ly a major step in the right
direction as each sailing body
is represented on the steer-
ing committee, thus eliminat-
ing any hanky panky busi-
ness.

Everybody will have their
say in how the commission
should function.

For too long, there have
been many skippers and crew
who have been disgruntle in
the manner in which they

have been handled by the
organisers of the various
regattas.

These men have toiled tire-
lessly to ensure that the
homecoming celebrations are
a grand economic success for
the island residents, but they
have left feeling that they
have not been treated fairly
by the organisers.

Yet they return year after
year and continue to show
their undying love for the
sport, which the steering
committee is also hoping to
put to legislation to govern-
ment, the right to have sailing
officially named the “Nation-
al Sport” of the Bahamas.

This weekend, many of
those skippers and sailors will
flock to Montagu Beach to
honour one of the legends in
the sport, King Eric Gibson,
whose name has been a
household one for more than
three decades.

Local businessmen Craig
Flowers, Sir Durward
Knowles, Peter Nygard, Al
Collie and Mike Stubbs have
band together to put up





OPINION

about $40,000 in cash and
prizes for the two-day show-
down between the A and B
Class boats.

It’s considered the largest
such pay out as the winner of

SEE page 10

India, Israel, Sweden, Japan, But he noted that he and
Puerto Rico, the United

States, Canada and Slovenia

in the sessions that ran daily SEE page 10
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TRACK

BAHAMIANS IN ACTION

e WHEN the IAAF/VTB Bank Continental Cup gets
underway today, former world champion Donald Thomas
will be the first competitor to compete.

Three Bahamians are expected to represent the Bahamas
on the Americas team at the two-day championships in Split,
Croatia.

Thomas, with a season’s best of 2.30m, just shy of his per-
sonal best of 2.35m, will be the first competitor to compete in
the eight-man field in the men’s high jump.

Also today, sprinter Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie is expect-
ed to run on the Americas’ women 4 x 100 relay team that will
be entered in lane four. Europe is in lane three with Africa in
five and Asai-Pacific in six.

When the meet concludes on Sunday, quarter-miler Chris-
tine Amertil is scheduled to run on the Americas’ women 4 x
400 relay team that will be in lane five. Asia-Pacific has thre,
Europe four and Africa six.

Thomas, Ferguson-McKenzie and Amertil are the only
three Bahamians competing in the meet, which offers huge
cash incentives for all of the winners.

SAILING

KING ERIC REGATTA

¢ COMPETITION in the King Eric Regatta will get start-
ed today in Montagu Beach. The action will begin at 10 a.m.
with the first two races in the B Class where seven boats are
expected to compete. Nine boats will follow in the first two

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Raiders heat Seahawks 27-24 in exhibition finale

FOOTBALL
OAKLAND, Calif.
Associated Press

THE END of the exhibition sea-
son brought encouraging signs for the
Oakland Raiders and Seattle Sea-
hawks when it comes to their backup
quarterbacks.

Bruce Gradkowski threw two
touchdown passes in the first quarter
and the Raiders mostly used backups
to end the preseason with a 27-24 vic-
tory over the Seahawks on Thursday
night.

"I've been trying to do everything I
can and the rest is out of my hands,”
Gradkowski said. "You always have
to be ready because you never know
when your time will come.”

Gradkowski's time for the Raiders
(3-1) apparently won't come to start
the season even though starter Jason
Campbell missed this game with a
stinger and sore wrist he sustained
last week against San Francisco.
Campbell did not practice Tuesday
but said after the game he's confident
he'll be on the field when the season
starts Sept. 12.

"I can't talk about the mjury or any-
thing that is going on right now, but
come the Tennessee game I'll be
ready," Campbell said.

Charlie Whitehurst threw for 210
yards and a touchdown in the first
half while starter Matt Hasselbeck
rested up for the season opener.
Whitehurst hit three deep passes to
Deon Butler, Golden Tate and Ben
Obomanu against one of the few
defensive starters in the game for
Oakland, cornerback Chris Johnson.

"When you play Oakland you

know you're going to get a lot of man
coverage and you know that you're
going to have to win outside," White-
hurst said. "We were able to do that a
few times.”

Former Raider Louis Rankin also
scored on a 99-yard kickoff return and
Olindo Mare kicked three field goals
for the Seahawks (1-3).

Receivers T.J. Houshmandzadeh
and Deion Branch, linebacker Lofa
Tatupu and defensive backs Marcus
Trufant and Lawyer Milloy were
among the Seahawks to get the night
off.

Running back Darren McFadden,
receiver Louis Murphy, cornerback
Nnamdi Asomugha, defensive line-
men Richard Seymour and Tommy
Kelly, and linebackers Rolando
McClain and Kamerion Wimbley
were among the healthy Raiders sit-
ting out.

"T felt like the guys who didn't start
the game, we know who they are and
what they bring to the table,” Raiders
coach Tom Cable said. "It gave us as
a coaching staff the opportunity to
evaluate some guys having played for
an extended period of time."

There were only a few more fans in
the stands than starters on the field as
most chose to stay away from the final
exhibition game of the preseason.
Those who did come saw another fine
preseason performance from Grad-
kowski, who also threw two TD pass-
es last week against San Francisco.

The Raiders scored an opening dri-
ve touchdown for the third straight
exhibition game although this time it
came from Gradkowski and the back-
ups this week.

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in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010.

off to undrafted free agent Manase
Tonga, who rumbled 32 yards for the
score. A 34-yard pass to Darrius Hey-
ward-Bey — one of the few projected
starters to play — set up a 41-yard
field goal by Swayze Waters on the
second drive to make it 10-0.

Oakland's second touchdown was
set up when Stevie Brown recovered
a muff punt by Justin Forsett at the 16.
Gradkowski capped it with a 9-yard
TD pass to Johnnie Lee Higgins to
make it 17-3.

Gradkowski finished 7 for 14 for
128 yards in his one half. Kyle Boller
led one touchdown drive, completing
a 62-yard pass to rookie Jacoby Ford
and a 16-yard TD pass to Nick Miller.

Whitehurst got off to a slow start for
the Seahawks as he tries to establish
his role as a backup. But he started
clicking late in the first half, throw-
ing a 26-yard touchdown pass to Deon
Butler.

Whitehurst could have had an even
bigger day except a 45-yard TD pass

to Cameron Morrah on the final play
of first half was negated by a holding
call on Mansfield Wrotto.

Seattle only score of the second half
came on Rankin's return following
Miller's touchdown.

"It opened up quickly," Rankin
said. "I know all those guys on the
Raiders and I know they're all fast.
Once the kicker slowed me up, I was
thinking ‘I really have to get on my
horse.’ Fortunately I was able to break

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one.

Granderson, Gardner lead Yanks to 7th straight win

BASEBALL
NEW YORK
Associated Press

CURTIS Granderson drove in three
runs with a pair of doubles, Brett
Gardner sparked the offense from his
leadoff spot and the New York Yan-
kees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3
on Friday to match a season high with
their seventh straight victory.

Mark Teixeira had an RBI double
and the AL East leaders got an excel-
lent effort from their bullpen to hold
down the Blue Jays, who lead the
majors with 203 home runs.

On a blustery day in the Bronx,
where wind from Hurricane Earl off
shore wreaked havoc with fly balls,
New York made sure the last sched-
uled start of Brandon Morrow's
encouraging season was a short one.
The Yankees chased the right-hander
after three innings, ending his five-
game winning streak.

Gardner hit a run-scoring triple and
scored three times, pacing a lineup
that was missing Derek Jeter, Nick
Swisher and Alex Rodriguez. Ramiro
Pena added an RBI single.

Travis Sinder hit a solo homer for
Toronto, which fell to 7-6 against New
York this season.

Coming off a four-game sweep of
Oakland, the Yankees (85-50)
improved to 5-0 on their 10-game
homestand by winning for the 13th
time in 17 games overall. They also
won seven in a row from July 3-9, with
five of those victories coming against
the Blue Jays and Athletics.

Rookie right-hander Ivan Nova,
fresh off his first major league win
over the Chicago White Sox on Sun-
day, was pulled with two outs in the
fifth as left-handed hitter Lyle Over-
bay stepped to the plate with two on.

Left-hander Boone Logan struck
out Overbay to protect a 5-3 lead.

Overbay was back in the lineup
after missing five games following a
collision with reliever Brian Tallet.
Overbay did not sustain a concussion,
the Blue Jays said, but felt post-con-
cussion symptoms.

Overbay got another chance with
two on in the seventh but struck out
against Kerry Wood (3-4), who retired
all five batters he faced. Mariano
Rivera worked a perfect ninth.

Handed a first-inning lead on
Snider's long homer into the right-
field bleachers, Morrow (10-7) walked
his first two batters and threw 10 of his
initial 11 pitches for balls. Teixeira hit
arun-scoring double for his 99th RBI
and Robinson Cano drove in another
with a groundout.

Granderson, who homered twice
Thursday after coming off the bench
to replace an injured Swisher, pulled a
two-run double down the right-field
line with two outs in the second.

Granderson, who got off to a slow
start in his first year with the Yan-
kees, is coming on since tweaking his
swing.

Pena's two-out RBI single made it
5-1 in the third.

Overbay and Aaron Hill hit con-
secutive doubles off Nova in the
fourth. John McDonald's sacrifice fly
cut it to 5-3.

Eduardo Nunez singled and scored
on Gardner's triple to right-center in
the sixth. Granderson followed with
another RBI double down the right-
field line.

Morrow is 8-1 with a 2.74 ERA in
13 home starts, but 2-6 in 12 starts on
the road. The Blue Jays are shutting
him down for the rest of the year to
protect his arm — he has thrown a
career-high 146 1-3 innings in his first
full season as a starter.

FROM page nine

the A Class will receive $2,000, while
second collects $1,700, third picks up
$1,400 and $800 goes to the consola-
tion winner.

As for the B Class, $1,700 will be
presented to the winner with $1,400
for second place, $1,000 for third, $700
for fourth and $500 for consolation.

Additionally, each member of the
seven A Class and nine B Class boats
will be presented with $10.00 per
diem.

Organizers say the figures are in
line with what they intend to purpose

Table tennis

FROM page nine

Wallace was able to take advantage of
the daily fee of $60 per person that
was inclusive of the training, lodging
and meals.

During the training, Maynard said
they got a chance to view some dis-
abled athletes from China, whom he
said performed just as admirably as
the normal players.

“They were there training for the
Para Olympics,” he said. “Some of
them were playing with one arm
against the top players and they were
putting on a show for us.”

Maynard said he also got the

when the sailing commission is for-
merly set up, thus ensuring that the
skippers and sailors feel that they are
being justly compensated for their
efforts.

It’s certainly a great incentive that
should benefit all those concerned in
the long run.

CONGRATS TO RICHARDSON

President Craig ‘Salty’ Kemp and
his executives of the Bahamas Base-
ball Federation sent out their con-
gratulations to Antoan Richardson
for his elevation to AAA Baseball.

On Tuesday, Richardson moved
one step closer to fulfilling his dream

opportunity to watch youngsters from
age seven and up playing like world-
class players.

“They were hitting the ball hard
and consistently,” he said. “You had
to be there to see it to believe it. They
were extremely good. They were con-
sistent at it.”

The whole event, according to
Maynard, gave him a good indication
of why table tennis was the national
sport of China, who have had nation-
al teams compete in the past three
Olympic Games and seven World
Table Tennis Championships.

Now that they have wet their feet,
Maynard said the federation intend to
take another team to the training
camp next year. Hopefully he said
the cost will be more economic for
those interested in traveling.

The federation, headed by Geof-



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dium in New York.

of playing major league baseball with

the Atlanta Braves. He was one of

three players who came from the AA
Mississippi in Myrtle Beach to play
for the AAA Gwinett in Georgia.

The Grand Bahamian, known for
his speed having had an impressive
junior career as a track and field
sprinter, is currently playing in the
outfield where he has been holding
his own.

Richardson, along with Albert
Cartwright, who is now playing with
the Lanchester Jethawks in the Cali-
fornia League, are two Bahamians on
the verge of cracking the big times.

While there were countless Bahami-
ans who paraded through the minor
leagues before Richardson and
Cartwright, there were only five who
excelled all the way to the top.

frey McPhee, got started with com-
petition at the Oakes Field Sports
Center before they moved to the Bail-
lou Hills Golf Club and then the Gov-
ernment High School Auditorium,
later known as the College of the
Bahamas.

Today, the federation has its home
base at the YWCA building on JFK
Drive. While Maynard was instru-
mental in the early days of the feder-
ation, persons such as Samuel Gar-
diner, Felton Cox, Carl Stubbs, Adri-
an Rollins and Geoffrey McPhee have
Kept the sport alive.

Persons who are interested in learn-
ing the game and becoming a part of
the federation can meet with execu-
tives and players every Monday,
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8
p.m. at the YWCA on Dolphin Drive
or the YMCA in Grand Bahama.

They were Ed Armbrister, whose
career went from 1973-1977 with the
Cincinnati Reds, and the late Wilfred
Culmer (1983) with the Cleveland
Indians, Tony Curry (1960-1966) with
the Philadelphia Phillies and Cleve-
land Indians, Wenty Ford (1973) with
the Atlanta Braves and Andre
Rodgers (1957-1967) with the New
York Giants, San Francisco Giants,
Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates.

The recent success of the Freedom
Farm based under-12 team winning
the Cal Ripken Little League World
Series gave us all something to cheer
about, other than track and field.

But with Richardson so close to
securing a spot on Braves’ team bring
back memories of days gone by when
Bahamians all cheered for the five
former Major Leaguers.

Sports Notes

FROM page nine

races in the A Class.

On Sunday, the final race in the B
Class will get underway at 1:30 p.m.
The final race in the A Class will fol-
low.

Some $40,000 in cash and trophies
will be presented to the winners dur-
ing King Eric Gibson’s 76th birthday
on September 23.

Local businessmen Craig Flowers,
Sir Durward Knowles, Peter Nygard,
Mike Stubbs and Al Collie are spon-
soring the regatta in honor of King
Eric Gibson, a living entertainment,
golf and sailing icon.

SPORTS

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Morgan gets 8
games for Nats-
Marlins brawl

BASEBALL
JOSEPH WHITE,
AP Sports Writer



NYJER Morgan's wild
week has landed him an
eight-game suspension, one
of nine punishments handed
out Friday by Major League
Baseball following a brawl
between Washington
Nationals and Florida Mar-
lins.

MLB suspended Nation-
als outfielder Morgan and
fined him an undisclosed
amount for three separate
incidents over the past
week. The penalty is in
addition to a seven-game
suspension he received
Aug. 25 that is currently
under appeal.

Six players, both man-
agers and a coach were cit-
ed after a
review of
Wednesday
night's odd
and ugly
game in
Miami, won
16-10 by
the Mar-
lins. Florida
pitcher
Chris Vol-
stad was
suspended
for six
games,
pitcher Alex Sanabia for
five, first baseman Gaby
Sanchez for three, and man-
ager Edwin Rodriguez for
one. Volstad and Rodriguez
also were fined, as was
pitcher Jose Veras. All
Marlins players who were
issued suspensions plan to
appeal.

"Whether I believe it's
fair or not doesn't really
matter," Sanchez said.
"You're going to get pun-
ished, especially when a
brawl like that happens."

For the Nationals, pitcher
Doug Slaten and third base
coach Pat Listach were sus-
pended for three games,
and manager Jim Riggle-
man for two games. Riggle-
man and Listach also were
fined.

All but two of the sus-
pensions were scheduled to
begin Friday. Sanabia’s sus-
pension was set to begin
Wednesday in order to
avoid overlapping with fel-
low pitcher Volstad's, and
Listach’s suspension is
scheduled to begin Sunday
to avoid overlapping with
Riggleman's.

Rodriguez decided to
serve his suspension Friday,
with bench coach Brandon
Hyde tabbed to manage
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Senior Justice refuses
bid to have remaining
allegations against
Farrington dismissed

By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

A JUDGE yesterday
refused an application to
have the remaining murder
charges against convicted
killer Cordell Farrington
quashed.

Farrington, 43, is serving
a life sentence for the 2003
slaying of his live-in friend
Jamaal Robins, 22.

He is also charged in the
murders of four young boys
who disappeared on Grand
Bahama in 2003, although
he has not stood trial in rela-
tion to those offences.

Following a closed court
hearing before Senior Jus-
tice Jon Isaacs yesterday
Farrington’s attorney
Romona Farquharson who
had filed the application on
his behalf spoke briefly with

reporters, indicating that the
judge had not acceded to the
request.

“We had made an appli-
cation for the court to quash
the remaining indictments
because there has been a
delay of some six years and
11 months to bring these
cases to trial. We made an
application that there was a
breach of his constitutional
rights pursuant to the arti-
cle to quash the indictments
and stay any further pro-
ceedings.

“Senior Justice Isaacs did
not accede to my applica-
tion, however, it still worked
out in that he has ordered a
fixture hearing in that the
matters have been brought
to the forefront. So there
will be some determination
as to how these matters will

SEE page seven

Another Success Training College
teacher complains of non-payment

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

ANOTHER employee at Success Training College has
come forward claiming the institution owes her outstanding
salary payments.

The teacher, who did not want to be named, told The
Tribune she has not been paid for teaching a class for a
full semester earlier this year at the school's main campus on
Bernard Road.

She further claimed that every time she contacts admin-
istration about the delay, she is assured the payment would
be forthcoming in one or two days, but this promise is nev-
er kept.

"Every day or every other day I call. Some days they say
(the school’s CEO) is on the bank line now or sometimes
they say he is on his way — but I have not gotten paid or got-
ten any sensible reason. They just giving me the run around
and I have bills to pay," said the teacher.

She said she is now grappling with late mortgage pay-
ments, her children's school expenses and costly car repairs,
all because money she had counted on never materialised.

"My kids go to private school, I was banking on that
money to get my kids ready for school, I had to get my car
fixed for $400, I have a mortgage payment I am behind on
—it's very strenuous. I work and I should expect to be paid,"
said the frustrated teacher.

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VANDALS STRIKE AT TRUST'S
BONEFISH POND NATIONAL PARK

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

GUN-TOTING vandals have caused thousands of dollars
worth of damage at the Bahamas National Trust’s Bonefish
Pond National Park.

Plexiglass, wood and metal welcome signs at the entrance to
the 1,200 acre coastal wetland park off Cowpen Road have all
been used for target practice.

Trust Executive Director Eric Carey said the damage will cost
the Trust hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in labour and
materials to repair.

“We are welcoming people and this is what they are met
with,” Mr Carey said, gesturing at the shattered signs riddled
with bullet holes.

“It’s very discouraging to raise money for this infrastruc-
ture for people to enjoy and then these idiots commit this van-
dalism.

“Fortunately this is the only damage that we have noticed,
and we are hoping it’s not something people will repeat, or that
it will start a trend.”

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) director appealed to
farmers and residents in the area to look out for vandals, and
said the Trust would reward informants leading to capture of
the culprits.

Shotgun shells found at the site were turned over to police for
fingerprints to be dusted from the casings, and police have

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marijuana seizure

A 25-year-old man
charged in connection with
the seizure of 92 pounds of
marijuana was arraigned in a
Magistrate’s Court yester-
day.

Jason Major of Mars Bay,
South Andros, was
arraigned before Magistrate
Carolita Bethell in Court 8,
Bank Lane, yesterday,
charged with possession of
marijuana with intent to
supply. It is alleged that on
Thursday, April 29, Major
was found in possession of a
quantity of marijuana with
the intent to supply.

He pleaded not guilty to
the charge and was remand-
ed to Her Majesty’s Prison.
Major is expected back in
court on September 7 for a
bail hearing.

Major’s co-accused
Zhivargo Evans was
arraigned back in May and
was granted bail. The two
men are expected to stand
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Eleven Cuban immigrants are being detained at the Carmichael Road Detention Cen-
tre after they were picked up in Bahamian waters by a United States Coast Guard cutter.

The USCG cutter Swordfish was on patrol with a Royal Bahamas Defence Force rid-
er onboard when it apprehended the Cuban Nationals (eight men and three women) in
the western Bahamas on Tuesday.

The immigrants were picked up off Elbow Cay in the Cay Sal Bank area just after 2pm.

They were taken to Freeport, Grand Bahama, where they were received by Immigra-
tion officials and later transported to Nassau aboard two Royal Bahamas Defence Force
patrol craft. The vessels arrived in the capital shortly after 8pm on Thursday night, and the
Cubans were handed over to Immigration officials for further processing.

In a statement issued yesterday, the Defence Force said: “The USCG Swordfish was
operating in accordance with the Ship Riders agreement between the government of the
Bahamas and the United States of America. This bi-lateral agreement permits Coast Guard
vessels with Defence Force ship riders (personnel) embarked to conduct law enforcement
operations in Bahamian waters.”

Mental illness
misunderstood
in the Bahamas

MENTAL illness contin-
ues to be a misunderstood
phenomenon in_ the
Bahamas, according to a
leading expert.

Dr Nelson Clark, chief
psychiatrist at the Sandi-
lands Rehabilitation Centre,
said: “Many of the old myths
about mental illness are still
being upheld in our com-
munity, and there continues
to be a lack of information
being disseminated to the
public.”

In particular, he said,
members of the public tend
to lack knowledge about the
connection between mental
illness and other health con-
ditions.

The Secretary General for
World Federation for Men-
tal Health has said: “The
bottom line is that mental
illnesses occur with chronic
mental conditions in many
patients, causing significant
role impairment, work loss
and work cutback. They also
worsen prognosis for heart
disease, stroke, diabetes,
HIV/AIDS, cancer and oth-
er chronic illnesses. Many
factors point to reasons that
mental illnesses are not ade-
quately addressed in this
context.”

With this in mind, Sandi-
lands will celebrate World
Mental Health Day on Fri-
day, October 8 under the
theme, “Mental health and
long term illness: the need
for continued and integrated
care”.

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tal health fair at the Church
of God Convention Centre
on Joe Farrington Road.

The event will focus on
the notion of “integration of
care” with particular empha-
sis on the connection
between mental health dis-
orders and long term ill-
nesses.

Dr Clarke said Sandilands
has taken the need for inte-
gration very seriously, both
within the centre and in con-
junction with outside med-
ical facilities.

He pointed out that the
Sandilands has invited the
Crisis Centre, the Christian
Counselling Centre, the
Cancer Society of the
Bahamas, the Bahamas
Heart Association, the
Bahamas Diabetic Associa-
tion and the HIV/AIDS
Centre to participate in the
fair.

Dr Clarke said: “It is
important for relatives and
caregivers to understand the
need for screening and treat-
ment of mental illness when
it occurs with a medical ill-
ness. Failure to treat the
emotional symptoms of any
medical illness prevents a
favorable prognosis.”

He gave the example of a
patient who has been diag-
nosed with cancer and as a
result suffers depression.
“The patient may be
referred to an oncologist but
is not referred to a psychol-
ogist,” he said. “Only the
physical symptoms are



addressed and the patient is
left to suffer the depression
on their own. The presence
of mental illness with long
term illnesses impairs self-
care and adherence to treat-
ment regimens and causes
increased mortality.”

Sandilands wants to use
the fair to send a “clear mes-
sage” that local mental
health professionals are
equipped and ready to pro-
vide timely intervention and
appropriate care.

“We have appropriate
interventions to address
these problems, reducing the
burden on people’s lives and
the economic and social bur-
dens on society. The misfor-
tune is that they are not
being implemented,” said
the centre in a statement.

It said health professionals
are aware of the reluctance
on the part of many to seek
mental health care for their
significant others, but
believe a mental health fair
is an “innocent” medium
that can attract attendees
without prejudice.

The statement pointed out
that mental illnesses do not
discriminate according to
age, culture, race or gender.

The goal of World Mental
Health Day is to emphasise
the critical need to give
mental health issues a high-
er level of importance.
Accordingly, the day’s
events will promote open
discussions and encourage
more investment in preven-
tion and treatment services.

Yesterday, Sandilands
issued a public appeal which
said: “In planning to per-
sonally attend, accompany-
ing your colleagues, guiding
your students and encour-
aging loved ones to visit the
mental health fair, Bahami-
ans interest in mental health,
as well as the need for inte-
gration will be heightened
and stimulated. The first
step to removing the stigma
from mental illness is for
you is to support the mental
health fair.”

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2010, PAGE 3



Funding fears over Baha
Mar construction training

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

THE Bahamian Contractors’ Asso-
ciation fears that a national training
programme needed to certify con-
struction workers for employment on
the Baha Mar development will be
impeded by inadequate funding.

The organisation is calling for a tan-
gible commitment from the develop-
ers before work begins on the $2.6 bil-
lion Cable Beach redevelopment to
fund the training programme — a joint
venture of the association and trade
school BTVI.

"While they (Baha Mar) appear to
be genuinely interested in both the
short and long term success of the pro-
ject and the country, they have
informed us that presently there is no

funding allocated for any training of
construction personnel,” according to
the BCA's position paper on the pro-
ject, which was recently given to gov-
ernment and the developers.

"We find the fact that a $2.6 billion
project is proceeding with no training
programme, or responsibility for one,
incomprehensible. They have assured
us that under their Heads of Agree-
ment (with the government) there is
apparently no stipulation for this criti-
cal and necessary component,” said the
BCA, in part.

As a non-profit organisation that
operates primarily on membership
dues, the BCA cannot fund the initia-
tive at BTVI, an institution that relies
on government subsidies. So far, near-
ly 500 tradesmen and contractors have
registered for enrolment at BTVI's
training programme.

"One of the possibilities we have

discussed with Baha Mar is collecting a
percentage of every contract awarded
to be allocated for the training of
Bahamian workers."

The Baha Mar project has yet to be
formally approved by government. A
labour resolution on the thousands of
work permits the developers are seek-
ing in Chinese labour will be brought to
Parliament next week.

The peak period for Baha Mar's
construction is between month 24 and
month 36 of the project, and at that
time there also will be more than 2,500
Bahamian construction workers
employed.

Total employment at the peak of the
project will be close to 7,500 foreign
and Bahamian workers. The China
Export-Import Bank and China State
Construction are Baha Mar's financ-
ing and equity/project manager part-
ners.

SESE CABG CRT UT A

THE Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas yesterday
announced that the initial assessment of the damage caused by
thieves to 1540AM’s transmission facilities suggests restora-
tion of the signal is expected to take around 30 days.

The corporation has therefore decided to discontinue oper-
ation of 104.5FM for the time being and provide 1540AM’s sig-
nal on 104.5FM beginning at 6am on Monday. Programming on
107FM will remain unchanged.

Police are actively investigating the theft of copper from the
Broadcasting Corporation’s South Beach transmitter site that
disrupted the national radio station 1540AM transmission
shortly after 10am on Thursday.

The broad daylight robbery occurred when two men in a
truck reportedly with BEC markings pulled up and advised
the security officer on duty that they were there to check the
transformer.

Immediately upon the departure of the vehicle, the station
went off air. It was discovered that copper bands around the tun-
ing huts had been removed. The stolen copper links the tuning
huts to the transmission tower.

The police were immediately contacted and are investigating.

This is the third theft of copper from the South Beach site
since 2006. Each time, transmission of the 1540AM signal to the
Family Islands has been disrupted.

Three persons were charged and convicted in connection
with the last theft.

In a statement issued yesterday, the Broadcasting Corpora-
tion said: “Management again takes this opportunity to apolo-
gise for the break in 1540AM’s transmission and advises its loy-
al listeners in the Family Islanders that they continue to enjoy
1540AM programming on Channel 40 on the Cable network
and wishes to assure listeners that everything possible is being
done to restore normal service as speedily as possible.”



Tara Xavier Hepburn

Foundation announces
its 2010 scholars

THE Tara Xavier Hep-
burn Foundation, in keeping
with its mandate to provide
educational opportunities to
deserving young Bahamians,
has announced the award of
two full scholarships as a part
of its Scholarship Programme
for the academic years 2010 -
2013.

The 2010 Tara Xavier
Hepburn Scholars are Jessi-
ca Marc, a graduate of L. W.
Young Junior High High
School, who will be entering
the 10th Grade at St. Anne’s
School, and Hilisia Major, a
graduate of S. C. McPherson
Junior High School, who will
be entering the 10th Grade at
St. John’s College.

This brings the total num-
ber of Scholarships awarded
by The Foundation since the
founding of its Scholarship
Programme in 2007 to twelve.

Jessica Marc is the daugh-
ter of Deulifaithe Marc and
Jeancillia Mervil. Hilisia is the
daughter of Ms. Rene Major.

Studies

The other Tara Xavier
Hepburn Scholars who are
presently pursuing high school
studies are 2008 recipients
Cameron Newry, Veronica
Bonimy and Javon Rolle, who
will be entering the 12th
Grade at St. John’s College,
and 2009 recipients Kristiza
Storr and Simone Rolle who
will be entering the 11th
Grade at St. John’s College
and Rikki Barry who will be
entering the 11th Grade at St.
Anne’s School.

The first four Tara Xavier
Hepburn Scholars, Sanay Col-
lie, Earlison Curry, Colbert
Newry and Brianna Smith,
have all successfully complet-
ed their high school educa-
tion.

The Tara Xavier Hepburn
Foundation was launched on
December 29, 2006 to cele-
brate the life of an exception-
al young Bahamian.

The Foundation is dedicat-
ed to the holistic development
of young people by empow-
ering them to achieve a posi-
tive sense of self and to realize
their full potential as produc-
tive, responsible and con-
tributing citizens.

A key goal of The Foun-
dation is to encourage young
Bahamians to take maximum
responsibility for improving
themselves.

The Tara Xavier Hepburn
Scholarship is open to gradu-
ates of Bahamas Government
Junior High Schools and stu-
dents of St. John’s College
and St. Anne’s School who
have successfully completed
grade 9.

The Scholarship is tenable
at St. John’s College and St.
Anne’s School.

In order to be considered
for a scholarship, applicants
must be nominated by their
school, attain at least a 3.0
G.P.A., have demonstrated
leadership ability and/or com-
munity involvement, be of
good moral character and suc-
cessfully pass a minimum of

JESSICA MARC

five BJC subjects, which must
include English and Mathe-
matics with grade C or bet-
ter. Applicants also may be
required to attend an inter-
view. The Tara Xavier Hep-
burn Scholarship covers full
tuition and the cost of books.

The Foundation extended
its sincere congratulations to
this year’s recipients on being
chosen as a part of this year’s
Scholarship exercise.

The Tara Xavier Hepburn
Foundation Scholarship is



HILISIA MAJOR

made possible by the gen-
erosity of many donors,
including Graham, Thomp-
son & Co., Lyndhurst Invest-
ments, Richard Campbell
Limited and Dr. Livingston
Marshall who have made
annual contributions to The
Foundation since its incep-
tion, and The Anglican Cen-
tral Education Authority that
continues to support the
investment in the youth of the
nation through the work of
The Foundation.

US LAW BANNING CUBA TRAVEL, RESEARCH UPHELD

MIAMI

A federal appellate court has upheld a Florida law that pro-
hibits funding for academic and research travel to nations that
are considered "sponsors of terrorism,” according to Associat-

ed Press.

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled Tuesday
that the state law does not conflict with federal control over for-

eign policy.

Professors at several state universities filed a lawsuit against
the state in 2008. A federal judge in Miami ruled that the law

was unconstitutional.

State Rep. David Rivera, R-Miami, who supported the 2006
legislation, said the appellate court's decision was a victory
for Florida taxpayers who do not want their money going to

countries like Cuba.

University of Florida professor Carmen Diana Deere, a
plaintiff in the original suit, said the law is a barrier to all lev-

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A cool optimism for Mideast peace

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel's
prime minister and the Palestinian presi-
dent have set off on a yearlong peace jour-
ney, taking to a well-trod road that has
led only to failure for nearly two decades.
Even so, the negotiating chess board is
arranged differently this time around.

First, the Shiite Muslim theocracy in
Tran has become not only an open threat
to Israel but a subtle and growing worry
for some of the Jewish state's Sunni Arab
neighbours. There's a common enemy
among interested parties.

Perhaps as important, there is a large-
ly new cast of characters at these talks.

Israel's leader, Benjamin Netanyahu,
has been a hard-liner, arguing that Israel
cannot maintain its security under any
agreement the Palestinians would accept.
But as a hard-liner — much as President
Richard Nixon was a bone-deep anti-com-
munist when he made the U.S. opening to
China four decades ago — Netanyahu
may have the credibility among the Israeli
right to make a deal.

For his part, Mahmoud Abbas, the
Palestinian president, is in a politically
life-threatening struggle to sustain his pow-
er against the radical Hamas faction.
Hamas won elections and kicked Abbas’
moderate Fatah organization out of the
Gaza Strip, engendering a vast schism
among Palestinians. Winning guaranteed
statehood for the Palestinians — if the
deal is right — could hand Abbas a major
political victory.

Beyond that, President Barack Oba-
ma — he made the latest talks a virtual
command performance — has invested
major political capital. He barely knew
his way around the White House in early
2009 when he said Middle East peace was
a top priority. In his very first days in
office, Obama appointed George Mitchell
to serve as his man in the Middle East.
Mitchell carries enormous credibility as
a negotiator, having played a key role in
bringing Protestants and Catholics into a
power-sharing agreement in Northern Ire-
land.

However, Israeli-Palestinian proximity
talks — with Mitchell shuttling between
the sides — went nowhere this summer. In
the midst of a hugely difficult economic
and political season at home, Obama
needs some good news. Even movement
toward Israeli-Palestinian peace would
serve him well. None of that, of course,
guarantees success for this outing, which

calls for an agreement within one year.

Even the White House and State
Department are keeping expectations low
out of historical prudence.

Stretching back 19 years, the search for
peace has lurched across the globe with
locations that recall the hopes and frus-
trations of previous efforts — Madrid,
Oslo, Washington, Wye River, Md., Camp
David, Annapolis, Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt,
and others. The search for peace between
Israel and the Palestinians even produced
its own vocabulary: "shuttle diplomacy,"
"peace process,” "framework," "two-state
solution,” "road map," ‘window of oppor-
tunity.”

Two of those terms — "two-state solu-
tion” and "framework" — are floating yet
again.

"They reiterated their common goal of
two states for two peoples," Mitchell said
in a briefing after the first round of talks at
the State Department on Thursday. "The
parties agreed that a logical next step
would be to begin working on achieving a
framework agreement for permanent sta-
tus."

The latest negotiations are in grave
danger, however. Both sides agreed to a
second round of talks Sept. 14-15 with
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
and Mitchell present. But just a few days
later, Israel's limited ban on building set-
tlements in the West Bank and east
Jerusalem is set to expire.

Abbas has said he would walk away
from the talks if Netanyahu does not
extend the moratorium. The Israeli leader,
even should he want to continue the ban,
is under heavy pressure inside his conser-
vative Likud Party to free settlers to start
building again. Such construction is a
deal-breaker, Abbas has declared, because
it is taking away land the Palestinians envi-
sion for their state.

As a practical matter, all the issues con-
fronting Netanyahu and Abbas have been
thoroughly aired many times in many
negotiations — all of which failed, some-
times with an agreement tantalizingly
close. Yet the differences this time, even
though the last talks took place less than
two years ago, offer glimmers of hope —
a cool optimism that remains largely
dependent on the risks Obama,
Netanyahu and Abbas are willing to take.

This article was written by Steven R. Hurst,
Associated Press writer



Cabinet support
for McCartney
irrelevant in any
leadership fight

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Sometime ago while
going to the office, I stopped
at the gate for the newspa-
per, opened it and was
accosted by this blaring
headline, “Branville lacking
Cabinet support” and fol-
lowed by the comment that
his only followers were not
Party supporters, thus giv-
ing the impression that he
didn't have a chance if he
opposed Hubert Ingraham
as party Leader.

I smiled because this is
not what I have been told.

A good portion of the
Cabinet is just waiting for
the opportunity to rid them-
selves of Hubert, but
because they are beholden
to him for their daily bread
there is reluctance to be
public about it.

And this makes sense.
The people vote them into
Parliament and pay them
$28,000 (or thereabouts )
which makes them beholden
to the people. And then
comes the Prime Minister
(whoever he may be) and,
using the people's money
pays them $ 60,000 (or
thereabouts), with the
option of firing them at a
minute's notice, which
makes them beholden to
him.

But I have learned from
being in politics for virtually
all my life not to believe all
you read in the papers or
hear in the bar rooms, lis-
ten to what is said in the
meetings held in the dark
halls or the back rooms hid-
den away from the public
eye.

I am told that some of
those who the Prime Minis-
ter may think are beholden
to him have already been
bought.

All I can say is that this
will be an interesting one!

Good reading, eh? Inter-
esting to say the least. All
facts.

But, like the computer,
garbage in; garbage out.
Whether Branville McCart-
ney has the support of Cab-
inet or not has no relevance
if there is a leadership con-
test.

This whole sordid affair,
especially the spin reporters
put on it, pricked my curios-
ity and so I dug out my
FNM Constitution.

Believe it or not, I did not
see the word “Cabinet Min-
ister” mentioned in it once!

LETTERS

letters@tribunemedia.net



The choice of the FNM
Leader (and as such a possi-
ble Prime Minister) is not
made by the Cabinet, the
Parliamentarians, or the
Council.

The choice of the
“Leader” is the sole prerog-
ative of the FNM in Con-
vention where everyone
there has one vote, be
he/she a Member of Parlia-
ment or a simple delegate.

Under the head “Con-
vention”, section 49 it says
“The Convention shall con-
sist of the Parliamentary
Members, National Officers,
Members of the Central
Council, and not less than
three nor more than seven
delegates from each Con-
stituency Association.”

Among other things sec-
tion 50 of the Constitution
states that the “Convention
shall be the ultimate author-
ity of the Party” and section
(e) of the same constitution,
says the Convention is
responsible for the “Elec-
tion of officers of the Par-
ty”. The “Leader” is at the
top of the list of Party Offi-
cers elected. Nowhere does
the positions of “Leader
Elect” or “Deputy Leader
Elect” appear.

That, my friends is parts
of the FNM Constitution.

And now how does all
this affect the selection of
the Prime Minister? To
answer this question we turn
to the “Constitution of the
Bahamas”, which in Chapter
VI, section 73 (1) we read:
“Whenever there shall be
occasion for the appoint-
ment of a Prime Minister,
the Governor-General shall
appoint as Prime Minis-
ter....(a) the member of the
House of Assembly who is
the Leader of the party
which commands the sup-
port of the majority of the
members of that House...”
Unlike the British Parlia-



ment where the person
“who” commands the sup-
port of the majority of mem-
bers becomes the Prime
Minister, in the Bahamas
the Leader of the party
“which” commands the
majority in the House
becomes Prime Minister.
“Which” refers to the par-
ty, not the person. It is said
that it was worded like that
because Sir Lynden felt
more comfortable with his
party than he did with his
parliamentarians.

And there's the rub.
Ingraham was the “Leader”
of the FNM throughout the
election of 2002 and would
have been asked to form the
Government if the FNM
had been elected the major-
ity.

The positions of “Leader
Elect” and “Deputy
Leader elect” did not exist
in either the FNM constitu-
tion or, more importantly,
in the Bahamian Constitu-
tion!

The posts that Tommy
Turnquest and Dion
Foulkes held did not exist. It
was a Sham! Ingraham made
people believe he was not
going for a third term, but
positioned himself to be
appointed for a third term
if the FNM had won.
Remember, “the Governor-
General shall appoint the
Leader of the Party which
commands the majority.”
And Ingraham was the
Leader.

The thing that amazes me
is that leading lawyers in the
FNM knew this was a sham,
but went along with it.

So there it is folks, the
facts.

I have just received some
rather interesting and dis-
turbing information about
the organization known as
the Government-Bay street
Partnership.

I will soon write about
that! Those revelations may
blow your socks off!

PIERRE DUPUCH
Nassau,
Septembe 2, 2010.

JU URS CRS TTT







EDITOR, The Tribune.

The story in this morning's paper about a Ministry
of Works road worker being struck by a car lends
even more credence to the following.

As a frequent 6 am commuter in the Cable Beach





NOTICE is hereby given that JULIEN SAINTILUS of STEWFISH
DRIVE OFF CARMICHAEL ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any
person who knows any reason why registration/naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement of the facts
within twenty-eight days from the 28'" day of August, 2010 to the
Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, PO. Box N-7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

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the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration’
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-
eight days from the 28'" day of August, 2010 to the Minister
responsible for nationality and Citizenship, PO. Box N-7147, Nassau,

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

area one can't help but notice the many joggers and
walkers using the road instead of the sidewalks and
foot paths and yes, before you squeal, I know why
you do it. However the question begs which is least
painful, a twisted ankle or skinned knees and elbows
from running on an uneven surface, sidewalk, or full
contact with a vehicle moving at 30 mph?

After another near miss yesterday morning it is
my observation that while some joggers wear reflec-
tive vests, arm and head bands the majority do not,
preferring instead dark coloured t-shirts, sweat pants
or track suits.

If you must run or walk in the road, please show
some consideration for the vehicle drivers, who can't
use the sidewalks, by wearing reflective
clothing/gear, before one of you is tragically killed or
seriously injured and the driver unfairly charged with
killing or maiming in the course of dangerous dri-
ving. The authorities will never believe that we
couldn't see a dark person around the corner wearing
dark clothes against a background of a dark road and
trees.

As the saying goes, life's a two-way street, so do
your part and jog responsibly.

IAN MABON
Nassau,
September 2, 2010.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Publicis hereby advised that |, KATESHA MILLER a.k.a.
ATISHA STUART of Springfield Road, Fox Hill, RO. Box
EE-16310, Nassau, Bahamas intend to change my name
to KETISHA NATASHA ZOEY. If there are any objections
to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write
such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, RO.Box
N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days
after the date of publication of this notice.


THE TRIBUNE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2010, PAGE 5



LOCAL NEWS



Cheques totalling $32,000 presented to Cancer Society, Diabetic Association

CHEQUES totalling $32,000, the proceeds
from the 12th Annual Atlantic Medical Fun
Walk, were recently handed over to the Cancer
Society of the Bahamas and the Diabetic Asso-
ciation of the Bahamas by Atlantic Medical
Insurance.

Lynda Gibson, Atlantic Medical’s executive
vice-president and general manager, said: “It’s
not just a fun walk. To us, it’s a representation of
Atlantic Medical’s commitment and support of
the Cancer Society of the Bahamas and the
Bahamas Diabetic Association. These cheques
represent our ongoing investment in the health
of our Bahamas.”

The annual walk, which has been one of the
main events on the social calendar for more
than a decade, has attracted in excess of 14,000
walkers, many of them repeat walkers. Addi-
tionally, over $200,000 has been donated to both
charities since 2004.

According to the Ms Gibson, “much plan-

HELPING OUT: From left at the presentation: Sue
Roberts, founding president of the Cancer Society
of the Bahamas; Lynda Gibson, executive vice-pres-
ident and general manager of Atlantic Medical Insur-
ance, and Eugene Thurston, president of the Bahamas
Diabetic Association.

ning and organisation goes into our walks each
year, because we want the participants to enjoy
themselves and also to encourage others to par-

ticipate, hence making it bigger and more suc-
cessful.”

She explained that as a health insurer Atlantic
Medical is all too aware of the devastating effects
cancer and diabetes have financially, emotionally
and physically on those who suffer from these
diseases as well as their families.

“We are very concerned about the high inci-
dences of these diseases, thus our continued
efforts to donate funds that go towards educat-
ing the public on preventative measures which
auger well with our healthy lifestyles mandate,”
Ms Gibson said.

Sue Roberts, founding president of the Can-
cer Society of the Bahamas, said: “We are very
grateful to Atlantic Medical for once again show-
ing this kind act by providing us with a cheque
from its fun walk. This year’s cheque will be
used towards the Cancer Caring Centre where
we take care of patients from the Family
Islands.”

Ms Roberts also spoke of the importance of
the centre. “At the Cancer Caring Centre we
provide 24-hour care and transportation free of
charge for our Family Island cancer patients,
therefore these funds come in very handy for the
upkeep of that centre. This gift also comes in
handy for ongoing education on breast cancer.
The support from Atlantic Medical has been
amazing over the years.”

Eugene Thurston, president of Bahamas Dia-
betic Association was also on hand to collect
the cheque for his organisation.

“Tam very pleased to receive these funds on
behalf of Bahamas Diabetic Association.

“T have no doubt this will go a long way as we
continue our new programme on preventing
diabetes,” he said.

Ms Gibson re-affirmed Atlantic Medical’s
commitment to these charities and anticipates
bigger and better fun walks in both Nassau and
Freeport in 2011.

yet again

Eleuthera residents endure up to 18 hours
of electricity and water supply disruption

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

ELEUTHERA residents
plagued by six weeks of regu-
lar power outages were yes-
terday forced to endure what
was estimated to be between
14 to 18 hours of electricity
and water supply disruption
after distribution lines run-
ning along the Glass Window
bridge were damaged by bad
weather.

Residents and businesses
reported power going out on
Wednesday evening.

It was restored about lam
on Thursday.

The water supply was said
to have been cut at around
the same time, and not
restored until after the power
returned.

Bahamas Electricity Gen-
eral Manager Kevin Basden
said the power cut was longer
than it could have been
because the inclement weath-
er in the area of the Glass
Window bridge in mainland
Eleuthera, which had dam-
aged the electricity pole and
water pipeline causing the
cuts, continued to be too poor
to allow workmen to safely
address the problem until the
following morning.

The utility disruptions come
after weeks of power prob-
lems in mainland Eleuthera
and Harbour Island, which
have left residents, business
operators and tourists deeply
frustrated.

Unlike yesterday’s extend-
ed disruption, these almost
daily cuts of anywhere from
one to several hours at a time
have been attributed to sys-
temic generation and trans-
mission problems on behalf
of BEC.

Yesterday MP for North
Eleuthera Alvin Smith said
that during each of his last
five weekly visits to the area,
there has been a power out-
age and he continues to
receive daily calls of com-
plaints from constituents.

“Tt’s unacceptable,” said the
MP.

“Eleuthera has suffered
with power issues for a long
time, but I’ve never seen any-
thing like this.”

Addressing locals com-
plaints about a lack of com-
munication from the utility
corporation about when
scheduled cuts will take place
and what is being done to
address the continuing prob-
lems, Mr Smith added that
this aspect of the situation is
particularly troubling.

“In that respect BEC has

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has suffered with
power issues for a

It’s unaccept-
able. Eleuthera

long time, but P’ve
never seen any-
thing like this.”



been disrespectful and insen-
sitive,” he said.

Yesterday a man identify-
ing himself as an “avid
boater” contacted The Tri-
bune expressing his concern
that the continuing power
problems will take a toll on
attendance at the Harbour
Island regatta in October,
claiming that the impact is
already clear from less rapid
bookings at popular hotels
and resorts.

A source at the Valentines
Resort and Marina in Har-
bour Island told The Tribune
that bookings have been
“slower than usual.”

Compensate

“We usually would’ve been
full by now,” he said, adding
that the electricity woes have
seen the resort recently have
to compensate a number of
boaters in particular whose
equipment has been damaged
by the inconsistent power sup-
ply.
At the Pink Sands hotel, an
employee said that there have
been “nibbles” from poten-
tial guests for the regatta
weekend, with inquiries
regarding rates, but no uptake

et.

“It’s early days yet though,”
said the hopeful hotel source.

Other hotels reported good
bookings but nonetheless
expressed concern about the
ongoing impact on tourism of
the power problems, which
have left many local busi-
nesses unable to operate.

Yesterday Mr Smith and
Mr Basden differed on what
they said was the source of
the consistent problems.

Mr Smith accused BEC of
“being quite confused” about
the cause of the problem,
which he suggested was relat-
ed to the transmission rather
than the generation of power.
Meanwhile, Mr Basden said
transmission is no longer an
issue, but rather continuing
efforts to bring online the new

Pinewood Gardens town meeting on crime

A town meeting will be held in Pinewood Gardens to
encourage residents to partner with the area’s Urban
Renewal Office in an effort to fight and prevent crime.

The meeting will be held on Monday at 7pm at the
Pinewood Park on Pinewood Drive.

Organisers of the town meeting said they believe that
by working together they can help to build a better and

more unified community.

Please contact the Pinewood Urban Renewal centre

for more information.













Alvin Smith

Hatchet Bay power station.

Asked how soon Eleuther-
ans and visitors could see
relief from the power prob-
lems, Mr Basden said he
could not “give a specific date
and time” but hoped it would
be sorted in “short order.”

He claimed that “in most
instances” residents would
have been advised when a
scheduled cut was to take
place, but admitted that over-
all there had been communi-
cation deficiencies between
BEC and the general public
regarding the power situation.
However, in contrast to
reports from numerous resi-
dents, he said that these have
been “improved upon
remarkably” in the last few
weeks.

Mr Smith yesterday advised
that people should exercise
caution in the area of the
Glass Window bridge as a
portion of a wooden railing
was damaged when the elec-
tricity pole fell on Wednes-
day evening.

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SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Students (above and below)
areas in Grand Bahama received backpacks filled with school supplies.

Students receive
backpacks filled
with supplies
donated by BORCO

By REUBEN SHEARER
Tribune Staff Reporter
rshearer@tribunemedia.net

NEARLY 350 students
from the Pinders Point,
Lewis Yard and Hunters
areas in Grand Bahama
received backpacks filled
with school supplies donated
by the BORCO Foundation
— the oil refining company’s
philanthropic arm.

The giveaway was part of
the company’s efforts to
meet the needs of the
island’s students by ensur-






$3,000 worth of books, pen-
cils, rulers, geometry sets
and crayons.

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Efforts continue to sustain electricity reliability

AS part of its efforts to sustain elec-
tricity reliability on the island, the
Grand Bahama Power Company
(GBPC) has appointed a new director
of technical services.

After serving in various senior
capacities in the GBPC for 35 years,
Carlton Bosfield has now been
appointed director of technical ser-
vices.

In his new position, Mr Bosfield is
charged with leading a team of project
managers and engineers in the imple-
mentation of preventative mainte-
nance programmes, establishing tech-



CARLTON BOSFIELD

nical policies, procedures and regula-
tions, and providing expertise for the
evaluation and addition to new gen-
erating facilities.

“Carlton’s move into this new posi-
tion is critical at this time in our devel-
opment”, said Alan Kelley, president
and CEO of GBPC.

Aggressive

“We have embarked upon an
aggressive plan to sustain electricity
reliability and are exploring new gen-
erating systems.

“In addition, we want to ensure that
we have a robust equipment mainte-
nance programme which will enable us
to minimise costs and maximise equip-
ment efficiency. He will play a lead
role in this effort”.

Prior to his move, Mr Bosfield
served as director of environmental
health, safety and security for seven
years.

He also held other senior positions
including shift engineer; plant opera-
tions manager; total quality control
coordinator and project manager;
planning and scheduling manager, and

Grand Bahama Power Company appoints new director of technical services

Y2K transition team manager.

Currently a doctoral candidate with
the University of Phoenix, Mr Bosfield
has a MBA with the University of
Miami and a Bachelors of Science
degree in Professional Management
from Nova Southeastern University.
He was also awarded a full Electrical
Engineering Technological certificate
from the City and Guilds of London
Institute in 1985 and is a registered
electrical incorporated engineer with
the Engineering Society and the Insti-
tution of Incorporated Engineers,
London.

The Governor-General dines
with Defence Force officers

GOVERNOR-General of
the Bahamas Sir Arthur
Foulkes was the guest of
honour at a mess dinner
held in the wardroom of the
Royal Bahamas Defence
Force Coral Harbour Base
on Friday, August 27.

Hosted by the Comman-
der of the Defence Force,
Commodore Roderick
Bowe, senior officers and
other RBDF officers of the,
Sir Arthur was accompanied
by his wife, Lady Joann
Foulkes. Both said they
were delighted to be in the
midst of the officers, dining
and sharing stories with
those in attendance.

The Governor-General
spoke passionately about
the need to guard the
Bahamas’ heritage, and also
commended Commodore
Bowe, the officers and
marines of the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force for
their continued outstanding
service to the country.

GREETING: GOVER-
NOR-General Sir Arthur
Foulkes greets the
Defence Force officers
in the wardroom at the
Coral Harbour Base.
Shaking his hand is
Lieutenant Bertram
Bowleg.






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Bahamas National Swim
Team in Freeport have
expressed their thanks to
the Radisson Our Lucaya
Beach and Golf Resort for
being allowed to use the
property’s lap pool for the
month of August.

The team had been dis-
placed by the YMCA and
had no where to train
before the resort stepped
in and made the offer.

As a result, these elite
swimmers, formerly of the
YMCA WaveRunners
Club, were able to contin-
ue their training under the
guidance of a new coach,
Andy Loveitt, and
achieved success in the
BASRA Swim Marathon
held August 21.

Dustin Tynes placed first
overall in the men’s cate-
gory and Maya Albury first
overall in the women’s cat-
egory, with Taryn Smith
finishing second and Joan-
na Evans third. Peter Far-
quharson finished first in
the age group male 21 and
under, and Shannon
Albury finished first in the
age group female 12 and
under.



MESS DINNER: GOVERNOR-General Sir Arthur Foulkes along with his wife at a mess dinner hosted by

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Commander of the Defence Force, Commodore Roderick Bowe. Standing from left are Captain Tellis
Bethel, Deputy Commander of the Defence Force; Sir Arthur Foulkes, Lady Joann Foulkes and Com-

modore Roderick Bowe.

THANKFUL: The Waverunners
team stand with Our Lucaya rep-
resentatives - (left to right) Aaron
Levarity; Peter Farquharson;
Joanna Evans; Michael Weber,
general manager of Our Lucaya;
Veronica Clarke, resort manager
of Our Lucaya; Maya Albury,
Dustin Tynes, Taryn Smith,
Coach Andy Loveitt and Shan-
non Albury.

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sunday Gam - ANS 2
Ved. Prayer & Praise 7:30pm

Pastor:H. Mile

“Preaching the Bible as is, to men as they are”
| Pastor: H. Mills * Phoma: 393-0563 = Box M-S622 |

Zion Methodist Ministries

Segth Beach Shopping Centre, East Street South
POL Bos SS 1628 « Noss, Balas.
Pieone/Fax; 242-392-410
Pastor's Residence: 242-324-5058

PASTOR: Rev, Charles Lewis
Residence: Phone: 242-324-3628

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The public is invited to worship with us
on Sunday September 5th at 11:00am as
we celebrate the opening of a new Church
Year. The service will include the
Holy Eucharist.

The best of all is God is with us. Jotw Mosley

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LOCAL NEWS

Judge Clears PASCUA

the way for
murder trial

FROM page one

proceed,” Ms Farquharson said.

Crown prosecutor Neil Brathwaite said that a matter
can only be quashed if it is wrong in law. He said that the
Crown’s position had been that there was no unreasonable
delay and that the matter should only be stayed if he could
not get a fair trial. The Crown argued that Farrington can
sil get a fair trial. Farrington is expected back in court on
September 23 for a fixture hearing.

Farrington was initially convicted of the murder of Jamal
Robins and sentenced to death but in 2008 the appellate
court overturned the conviction and death sentence, replac-
ing them with manslaughter and sentenced him to life in
prison instead.

Missing

Mackinson Colas, 11, a sixth grade student at Lewis Yard
Primary, went missing on May 16, 2003. DeAngelo McKen-
zie, 13, an eighth grader at Jack Hayward High vanished 11
days later. Two months after he went missing, 11-year-old
Junior Reme, a fifth grade student at Freeport Primary,
disappeared on July 29. Desmond Rolle, a 14-year-old ninth
grade student at St George’s High, went missing in Sep-
tember 2003.

The case of the missing boys sparked fears on Grand
Bahama and also drew international media attention. The
skeletal remains of the young boys were found on Sunday,
October 26, 2003, in a remote pine forest area in East Grand
Bahama.

The boys’ remains were turned over to their families for
burial nearly two years ago.

Another Success Training College

teacher complains of non-payment
FROM page one

Earlier this week, two employees who recently resigned
from the tertiary school claimed Success owes some current
and former staff members thousands of dollars in unpaid
salaries with some overdue payments stretching back to
January.

School CEO and shareholder Whitney Bastian admitted
to owing employees money — although he did not say how
much — and blamed it on financial woes brought on by low
student enrolment.

Loan

He claimed he was forced to take out a personal bank loan
to pay the school's fixed operating costs, adding that the
bank has cut off its credit.

Still Mr Bastian wants staff at Success' main campus in
Nassau to "pull up their socks" and tough it out at the
school until things turn around. He also maintained that staff
will be paid later this month.

"Every day we are trying to resolve this problem. Many of
the other employees have lending institutions, landlords
down on them but we don't have the student population to
bring in the money we need. But we are trying to keep
them (staff) on," said Mr Bastian.

Reworking juvenile reform
FROM page one

Prison Department, said bringing the juvenile correctional
facilities under the ambit of the new Bahamas Department
of Corrections is an ambition of the Prison Department. Dr
Rahming said he is “proffering the suggestion to bring
about discussion.”

So far this proposition has not been discussed in the con-
text of the new Department of Corrections Bill that would
establish such a department.

When the new law comes on stream to replace the “out-
dated” Prison Act, the parole board and the public prisons
will be administered by the Department of Corrections
instead of the Prison Department.

The Simpson Penn School for Boys and the Willamae
Pratt School for Girls are currently administered by the
Department of Rehabilitative Welfare Services in the Min-
istry of Labour and Social Development.

Loretta Butler-Turner, Minister of Labour and Social
Development, said: “Obviously it would have to be a gov-
ernment policy decision that would have to take place. That
is something that has to be made at the policy level. While
the recommendation by Dr Rahming is a good starting
point that has to be put specifically to the Cabinet of The
Bahamas to consider.”

Priority

The recommendation was tucked at the end of a twelve
point priority plan presented by Dr Rahming in a five year
progress report on prison reform.

The priority items outlined the goals and objectives of the
prison department “going forward.”

The recommendation is not something the government
has discussed, according to Mrs Butler-Turner.

“If we want to move our country towards twenty-first
century thinking in the way we deal with our penal or cor-
rectional institutions, I believe all of that would be on the
table at some point,” said Mrs Butler-Turner.

“It is certainly an idea I think the government would be
more than willing to look at to discuss and make a policy
decision on, but that has to definitely be a policy decision,”
she said. While the reform schools are not considered to be
penal institutions, Dr Rahming said there should be a “com-
mon thread and common philosophy” of rehabilitation and
reintegration flowing throughout the correctional system.

One of the major steps towards prison reform taken by Dr
Rahming since 2005, according to the progress report, is
engendering “a genuine philosophical shift from revenge and
punishment to rehabilitation and reintegration.”

Mrs Butler-Turner said it was important to understand the
juvenile facilities as “institutions for reformation” and while
the suggestion “sounds like a very reasonable thing,” it is
important to take into consideration the different approach
needed when dealing with juveniles.

SHOT-UP SIGN: Eric Carey, executive director of the Bahamas National Trust, in front of the shot-up sign at

Bonefish Pond.

NOTICE

CORRIDOR 13A
ROBINSON ROAD
Temporary Road Closure & Diversions





FROM page one

been asked to step up mobile patrols
in the area to ensure visitor’s safety.

Since the park officially opened in
April, Bahamians and tourists visit
frequently to snorkel and kayak in
the mangroves and on the flats, and
use the boardwalk and viewing plat-
form for fishing, birdwatching and
picnicking.

But unfortunately the BNT is still
fighting “idiots” ruining the experi-
ence for others.

He said BNT park wardens moni-
tor the site regularly, but a visit to
the park is a self-guided experience.

“We rely on people to use envi-
ronmental stewardship, to take pho-
tographs, leave only footprints, and
not do stupid things like this,” Mr
Carey said.

“We don’t have security because
we don’t have the resources.

“But the Trust is hoping that as
these parks are enhancing the
tourism product and enriching the
experience for tourists, the Ministry
of Tourism will help us to keep it
secure.”

Jose Cartellone Construcchones Civiles 5.4 wishes to advise the motoring public that Temporary Road

Closure will be carried out on sections of Robinson Road between
ROAD effective Monday 5 |

mber 6, 20100 for

MINNIE STREET and CLARIDGE
nine! 9) to elew

11) weeks

Road construction works will be ongoing to facilitate the installation of new twenty-four inches (247)
Water main pipes. Other works that will be canned out during this phase of construction will Include:
Milling of existing pavement
Installation of drainage facilities & wiilities services

Sichew al ks
Street Lighting

Asphalt Pavement

Motorist travelling eastbound should divert through:
MINNIE ST——* BALFOUR AVE. —-* CLARIDGE ROAD.
Motorist trivelling westbound should divert through
CLARIDGE RD, BALFOUR AVE —}® MINNIE ST.

The access to the following locations will be affected during construction:

Holy Family Parish Chorch, M& M Drug Store, Essence Unisex, Old Trial Liquor Store, Minni"s
Import Supplies, Jamere’s Plaza Shops, RM Bailey Sor. High School, Big Boys Café, Muffler
World, Henstie’s Furniture Store, Gilead Full Gospel Church, Beautyrama, Barber Shop, Super

Wash

Local access will be granted to pedestrians and the affected businesses, and residents, Water supply may
be taferrapgted during construction. Kindly observe all waffic signs delineating the work zone. Please
keep abreast with the local media through which we will keep you updated.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused & look forward to the co-operation of the motoring

dese Cariellone Constracciones Civiles 5.4
(Office Hours: Mon-Fri &:(am to teltipm

Office: (242) 322-41) 322-2610

public throughout this project.

For further information please contact:

Ministry of Works & Tramsport

The Project Execution Unit

Hotline: (242) 300-9700

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Photo courtesy of COB

FRESH TALENT: Bottom row Left to Right: Melisha Demeritte, Candawn Saunders, Alexis Maycock, Kimberley Rolle, Kevin Jones, Steveandrae Wells, Amanda Carroll. Top row: Vandyke Hepburn,
Lorenzo Rolle, Bryan Kemp, Andrew Pratt, Mick Massaar, Tamara Myers, Juliano Francis, Giovanna Gordon, Petula Russell, Sean Bastian. Back Row: Jessica'Lyn Miller, Sherman Bowe, Dorian Bowe,

Jesper Thompson, Bradley Cooper.

COB recruits 20 student-athletes
for Freshman Class for Fall 2010

THE College of The Bahamas
Department of Athletics has a devel-
oping intercollegiate programme
under which the College’s varsity
teams — including men’s and wom-
en’s volleyball, basketball, track &
field and soccer — compete against
colleges and universities in Florida.

For the 2010-2011 academic year,
the Athletics Department recruited
20 student-athletes who are a part
of the Freshman Class for Fall 2010.

Some of these athletes have
already distinguished themselves in
their sporting disciplines by repre-
senting the Bahamas in high profile
regionals. They include Tamara
Myers, a 2009 Carifta silver medallist



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in triple jump.

The Department of Athletics
looks forward to a highly competi-
tive and exciting year on its inter-
collegiate calendar. On September 2,
the Department of Athletics held a
press conference to introduce the
new student-athletes for 2010.

Athletics Director Kimberley
Rolle introduced the new team
members to the public and shared
her excitement regarding the high
caliber athletes and scholars joining
the College’s intercollegiate family.

“This year, we’re pleased to have
20 student-athletes join COB’s Ath-
letics teams this fall bringing our
compliment of student-athletes up

to 90 athletes,” Rolle said.

“We are especially pleased to have
our first set of Family Island stu-
dent-athletes from the Preston
Albury High School and North
Andros High Schools.

“We are most proud that six of
our student-athletes are academic
scholars having excelled in the
BGCSE examinations and attained
academic scholarships from the Min-
istry of Education and Scotia Bank.”

Myers is also optimistic about join-
ing the line-up of athletes.

“T believe I can attain all of my
goals at home,” said student-athlete
and Carifta silver medallist. "I want
to continue to represent the

Bahamas and now the College of

The Bahamas in the future at a high

level.

“When the College of The
Bahamas Athletics Department

Jesper Thompson & Dorian Bowe.

MEN’S SOCCER-

looks back on its history we want

them to remember this class for the
impact we made on our teams and
the Athletics programme in gener-

al 2

Andrew Pratt, Kevin Jones, Mick
Massar & Bryan Kemp.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL -
Alexis Maycock, Steveandrae Wells,
Jessica'Lyn Miller &

Giovanna Gordon.

The freshman student-athletes

joining various intercollegiate teams
at the College are:

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD -
Juliano Francis & Lorenzo Rolle.

MEN’S BASKETBALL -

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD -
Tamara Myers & Kendra Bethell.

WOMEN’S SOCCER-
Candawn Saunders, Amanda Carroll,

Ashley Cooper, Azaria Clare,

THE Bahamas Table Ten-
nis Federation, once one of
the most vibrant past-time
sports, could be heading
back to its prominence on
the local scene.

Peter Maynard, a former
president, along with Roy
Wallace, recently returned
from Zhengding, Hebei, Chi-
na where they attended a
two-week training camp at
the Chinese Olympic Table
Tennis Training Centre.

“It was a very intense
training,” Maynard said.

Maynard and Wallace
joined competitors from

Hydia Maynard & Malisha Demeritte.

Table tennis players hack
from ‘intense training’ in China



from 8:20-11 a.m., 2:20-5 p.m.
and 7-8 p.m.

“Tt’s that kind of training
that helped to bring us to
that Olympic standard,”
Maynard said. “So if we are
going to bring the sport up
to that standard, we will have
to get everybody involved.”

Additionally, the federa-
tion had intended to take a
team of six to the training
camp, but because the
Shanghai World Expo was
going on at the same time,
Maynard said the others
pulled out because of the
high cost in the airefare.

Talks about a regatta

committee in the works |

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

T a Skipper’s Par-
AY on Tuesday
ight to launch

this weekend’s King
Eric Regatta in Mon-
tagu Bay, there was
some discussion on the
formation of a regatta
commission.

The idea is that the sailing
commission, which will be set
up similar to the junkanoo
commission, will take the
responsibility from the Min-
istry of Youth, Sports and
Culture and place it in the
hands of an independent
committee.

While the ministry will con-
tinue to support the biggest
revenue earning event in the
Family Islands, the amount
of moneys dispersed will
come from the committee.

Once approved by Cabi-
net, the committee will take
effect as of next year. They

will have the direct responsi-
bility to oversee all of the
operations of all regattas in
the country.

Although the full scope of
the work entitled by the com-
mission was not spelt out, it
was noted that each body,
namely the National Sailing
Association, the Bahamas
Boat Owners and Sailors
Association and the Com-
monwealth Sailing Associa-
tion, will all have an oppor-
tunity to peruse the docu-
ment that has been drafted
and make any amendments
before it is passed on to the
government for approval.

The commission is certain-
ly a major step in the right
direction as each sailing body
is represented on the steer-
ing committee, thus eliminat-
ing any hanky panky busi-
ness.

Everybody will have their
say in how the commission
should function.

For too long, there have
been many skippers and crew
who have been disgruntle in
the manner in which they

have been handled by the
organisers of the various
regattas.

These men have toiled tire-
lessly to ensure that the
homecoming celebrations are
a grand economic success for
the island residents, but they
have left feeling that they
have not been treated fairly
by the organisers.

Yet they return year after
year and continue to show
their undying love for the
sport, which the steering
committee is also hoping to
put to legislation to govern-
ment, the right to have sailing
officially named the “Nation-
al Sport” of the Bahamas.

This weekend, many of
those skippers and sailors will
flock to Montagu Beach to
honour one of the legends in
the sport, King Eric Gibson,
whose name has been a
household one for more than
three decades.

Local businessmen Craig
Flowers, Sir Durward
Knowles, Peter Nygard, Al
Collie and Mike Stubbs have
band together to put up





OPINION

about $40,000 in cash and
prizes for the two-day show-
down between the A and B
Class boats.

It’s considered the largest
such pay out as the winner of

SEE page 10

India, Israel, Sweden, Japan, But he noted that he and
Puerto Rico, the United

States, Canada and Slovenia

in the sessions that ran daily SEE page 10
SPORTSNOTES

TRACK

BAHAMIANS IN ACTION

e WHEN the IAAF/VTB Bank Continental Cup gets
underway today, former world champion Donald Thomas
will be the first competitor to compete.

Three Bahamians are expected to represent the Bahamas
on the Americas team at the two-day championships in Split,
Croatia.

Thomas, with a season’s best of 2.30m, just shy of his per-
sonal best of 2.35m, will be the first competitor to compete in
the eight-man field in the men’s high jump.

Also today, sprinter Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie is expect-
ed to run on the Americas’ women 4 x 100 relay team that will
be entered in lane four. Europe is in lane three with Africa in
five and Asai-Pacific in six.

When the meet concludes on Sunday, quarter-miler Chris-
tine Amertil is scheduled to run on the Americas’ women 4 x
400 relay team that will be in lane five. Asia-Pacific has thre,
Europe four and Africa six.

Thomas, Ferguson-McKenzie and Amertil are the only
three Bahamians competing in the meet, which offers huge
cash incentives for all of the winners.

SAILING

KING ERIC REGATTA

¢ COMPETITION in the King Eric Regatta will get start-
ed today in Montagu Beach. The action will begin at 10 a.m.
with the first two races in the B Class where seven boats are
expected to compete. Nine boats will follow in the first two

SEE page 10

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Raiders heat Seahawks 27-24 in exhibition finale

FOOTBALL
OAKLAND, Calif.
Associated Press

THE END of the exhibition sea-
son brought encouraging signs for the
Oakland Raiders and Seattle Sea-
hawks when it comes to their backup
quarterbacks.

Bruce Gradkowski threw two
touchdown passes in the first quarter
and the Raiders mostly used backups
to end the preseason with a 27-24 vic-
tory over the Seahawks on Thursday
night.

"I've been trying to do everything I
can and the rest is out of my hands,”
Gradkowski said. "You always have
to be ready because you never know
when your time will come.”

Gradkowski's time for the Raiders
(3-1) apparently won't come to start
the season even though starter Jason
Campbell missed this game with a
stinger and sore wrist he sustained
last week against San Francisco.
Campbell did not practice Tuesday
but said after the game he's confident
he'll be on the field when the season
starts Sept. 12.

"I can't talk about the mjury or any-
thing that is going on right now, but
come the Tennessee game I'll be
ready," Campbell said.

Charlie Whitehurst threw for 210
yards and a touchdown in the first
half while starter Matt Hasselbeck
rested up for the season opener.
Whitehurst hit three deep passes to
Deon Butler, Golden Tate and Ben
Obomanu against one of the few
defensive starters in the game for
Oakland, cornerback Chris Johnson.

"When you play Oakland you

know you're going to get a lot of man
coverage and you know that you're
going to have to win outside," White-
hurst said. "We were able to do that a
few times.”

Former Raider Louis Rankin also
scored on a 99-yard kickoff return and
Olindo Mare kicked three field goals
for the Seahawks (1-3).

Receivers T.J. Houshmandzadeh
and Deion Branch, linebacker Lofa
Tatupu and defensive backs Marcus
Trufant and Lawyer Milloy were
among the Seahawks to get the night
off.

Running back Darren McFadden,
receiver Louis Murphy, cornerback
Nnamdi Asomugha, defensive line-
men Richard Seymour and Tommy
Kelly, and linebackers Rolando
McClain and Kamerion Wimbley
were among the healthy Raiders sit-
ting out.

"T felt like the guys who didn't start
the game, we know who they are and
what they bring to the table,” Raiders
coach Tom Cable said. "It gave us as
a coaching staff the opportunity to
evaluate some guys having played for
an extended period of time."

There were only a few more fans in
the stands than starters on the field as
most chose to stay away from the final
exhibition game of the preseason.
Those who did come saw another fine
preseason performance from Grad-
kowski, who also threw two TD pass-
es last week against San Francisco.

The Raiders scored an opening dri-
ve touchdown for the third straight
exhibition game although this time it
came from Gradkowski and the back-
ups this week.

Gradkowski dumped a screen pass



TOUCHDOWN CELEBRATION: Oakland Raiders running back Manase Tonga



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32-yard touchdown reception against the Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game
in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010.

off to undrafted free agent Manase
Tonga, who rumbled 32 yards for the
score. A 34-yard pass to Darrius Hey-
ward-Bey — one of the few projected
starters to play — set up a 41-yard
field goal by Swayze Waters on the
second drive to make it 10-0.

Oakland's second touchdown was
set up when Stevie Brown recovered
a muff punt by Justin Forsett at the 16.
Gradkowski capped it with a 9-yard
TD pass to Johnnie Lee Higgins to
make it 17-3.

Gradkowski finished 7 for 14 for
128 yards in his one half. Kyle Boller
led one touchdown drive, completing
a 62-yard pass to rookie Jacoby Ford
and a 16-yard TD pass to Nick Miller.

Whitehurst got off to a slow start for
the Seahawks as he tries to establish
his role as a backup. But he started
clicking late in the first half, throw-
ing a 26-yard touchdown pass to Deon
Butler.

Whitehurst could have had an even
bigger day except a 45-yard TD pass

to Cameron Morrah on the final play
of first half was negated by a holding
call on Mansfield Wrotto.

Seattle only score of the second half
came on Rankin's return following
Miller's touchdown.

"It opened up quickly," Rankin
said. "I know all those guys on the
Raiders and I know they're all fast.
Once the kicker slowed me up, I was
thinking ‘I really have to get on my
horse.’ Fortunately I was able to break

"

one.

Granderson, Gardner lead Yanks to 7th straight win

BASEBALL
NEW YORK
Associated Press

CURTIS Granderson drove in three
runs with a pair of doubles, Brett
Gardner sparked the offense from his
leadoff spot and the New York Yan-
kees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3
on Friday to match a season high with
their seventh straight victory.

Mark Teixeira had an RBI double
and the AL East leaders got an excel-
lent effort from their bullpen to hold
down the Blue Jays, who lead the
majors with 203 home runs.

On a blustery day in the Bronx,
where wind from Hurricane Earl off
shore wreaked havoc with fly balls,
New York made sure the last sched-
uled start of Brandon Morrow's
encouraging season was a short one.
The Yankees chased the right-hander
after three innings, ending his five-
game winning streak.

Gardner hit a run-scoring triple and
scored three times, pacing a lineup
that was missing Derek Jeter, Nick
Swisher and Alex Rodriguez. Ramiro
Pena added an RBI single.

Travis Sinder hit a solo homer for
Toronto, which fell to 7-6 against New
York this season.

Coming off a four-game sweep of
Oakland, the Yankees (85-50)
improved to 5-0 on their 10-game
homestand by winning for the 13th
time in 17 games overall. They also
won seven in a row from July 3-9, with
five of those victories coming against
the Blue Jays and Athletics.

Rookie right-hander Ivan Nova,
fresh off his first major league win
over the Chicago White Sox on Sun-
day, was pulled with two outs in the
fifth as left-handed hitter Lyle Over-
bay stepped to the plate with two on.

Left-hander Boone Logan struck
out Overbay to protect a 5-3 lead.

Overbay was back in the lineup
after missing five games following a
collision with reliever Brian Tallet.
Overbay did not sustain a concussion,
the Blue Jays said, but felt post-con-
cussion symptoms.

Overbay got another chance with
two on in the seventh but struck out
against Kerry Wood (3-4), who retired
all five batters he faced. Mariano
Rivera worked a perfect ninth.

Handed a first-inning lead on
Snider's long homer into the right-
field bleachers, Morrow (10-7) walked
his first two batters and threw 10 of his
initial 11 pitches for balls. Teixeira hit
arun-scoring double for his 99th RBI
and Robinson Cano drove in another
with a groundout.

Granderson, who homered twice
Thursday after coming off the bench
to replace an injured Swisher, pulled a
two-run double down the right-field
line with two outs in the second.

Granderson, who got off to a slow
start in his first year with the Yan-
kees, is coming on since tweaking his
swing.

Pena's two-out RBI single made it
5-1 in the third.

Overbay and Aaron Hill hit con-
secutive doubles off Nova in the
fourth. John McDonald's sacrifice fly
cut it to 5-3.

Eduardo Nunez singled and scored
on Gardner's triple to right-center in
the sixth. Granderson followed with
another RBI double down the right-
field line.

Morrow is 8-1 with a 2.74 ERA in
13 home starts, but 2-6 in 12 starts on
the road. The Blue Jays are shutting
him down for the rest of the year to
protect his arm — he has thrown a
career-high 146 1-3 innings in his first
full season as a starter.

FROM page nine

the A Class will receive $2,000, while
second collects $1,700, third picks up
$1,400 and $800 goes to the consola-
tion winner.

As for the B Class, $1,700 will be
presented to the winner with $1,400
for second place, $1,000 for third, $700
for fourth and $500 for consolation.

Additionally, each member of the
seven A Class and nine B Class boats
will be presented with $10.00 per
diem.

Organizers say the figures are in
line with what they intend to purpose

Table tennis

FROM page nine

Wallace was able to take advantage of
the daily fee of $60 per person that
was inclusive of the training, lodging
and meals.

During the training, Maynard said
they got a chance to view some dis-
abled athletes from China, whom he
said performed just as admirably as
the normal players.

“They were there training for the
Para Olympics,” he said. “Some of
them were playing with one arm
against the top players and they were
putting on a show for us.”

Maynard said he also got the

when the sailing commission is for-
merly set up, thus ensuring that the
skippers and sailors feel that they are
being justly compensated for their
efforts.

It’s certainly a great incentive that
should benefit all those concerned in
the long run.

CONGRATS TO RICHARDSON

President Craig ‘Salty’ Kemp and
his executives of the Bahamas Base-
ball Federation sent out their con-
gratulations to Antoan Richardson
for his elevation to AAA Baseball.

On Tuesday, Richardson moved
one step closer to fulfilling his dream

opportunity to watch youngsters from
age seven and up playing like world-
class players.

“They were hitting the ball hard
and consistently,” he said. “You had
to be there to see it to believe it. They
were extremely good. They were con-
sistent at it.”

The whole event, according to
Maynard, gave him a good indication
of why table tennis was the national
sport of China, who have had nation-
al teams compete in the past three
Olympic Games and seven World
Table Tennis Championships.

Now that they have wet their feet,
Maynard said the federation intend to
take another team to the training
camp next year. Hopefully he said
the cost will be more economic for
those interested in traveling.

The federation, headed by Geof-



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pete Ey Ba

afe at third

as he beats the tag by Toronto Blue Jays third baseman John McDonald
during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 3, 2010 at Yankee Sta-

dium in New York.

of playing major league baseball with

the Atlanta Braves. He was one of

three players who came from the AA
Mississippi in Myrtle Beach to play
for the AAA Gwinett in Georgia.

The Grand Bahamian, known for
his speed having had an impressive
junior career as a track and field
sprinter, is currently playing in the
outfield where he has been holding
his own.

Richardson, along with Albert
Cartwright, who is now playing with
the Lanchester Jethawks in the Cali-
fornia League, are two Bahamians on
the verge of cracking the big times.

While there were countless Bahami-
ans who paraded through the minor
leagues before Richardson and
Cartwright, there were only five who
excelled all the way to the top.

frey McPhee, got started with com-
petition at the Oakes Field Sports
Center before they moved to the Bail-
lou Hills Golf Club and then the Gov-
ernment High School Auditorium,
later known as the College of the
Bahamas.

Today, the federation has its home
base at the YWCA building on JFK
Drive. While Maynard was instru-
mental in the early days of the feder-
ation, persons such as Samuel Gar-
diner, Felton Cox, Carl Stubbs, Adri-
an Rollins and Geoffrey McPhee have
Kept the sport alive.

Persons who are interested in learn-
ing the game and becoming a part of
the federation can meet with execu-
tives and players every Monday,
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8
p.m. at the YWCA on Dolphin Drive
or the YMCA in Grand Bahama.

They were Ed Armbrister, whose
career went from 1973-1977 with the
Cincinnati Reds, and the late Wilfred
Culmer (1983) with the Cleveland
Indians, Tony Curry (1960-1966) with
the Philadelphia Phillies and Cleve-
land Indians, Wenty Ford (1973) with
the Atlanta Braves and Andre
Rodgers (1957-1967) with the New
York Giants, San Francisco Giants,
Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates.

The recent success of the Freedom
Farm based under-12 team winning
the Cal Ripken Little League World
Series gave us all something to cheer
about, other than track and field.

But with Richardson so close to
securing a spot on Braves’ team bring
back memories of days gone by when
Bahamians all cheered for the five
former Major Leaguers.

Sports Notes

FROM page nine

races in the A Class.

On Sunday, the final race in the B
Class will get underway at 1:30 p.m.
The final race in the A Class will fol-
low.

Some $40,000 in cash and trophies
will be presented to the winners dur-
ing King Eric Gibson’s 76th birthday
on September 23.

Local businessmen Craig Flowers,
Sir Durward Knowles, Peter Nygard,
Mike Stubbs and Al Collie are spon-
soring the regatta in honor of King
Eric Gibson, a living entertainment,
golf and sailing icon.

SPORTS

mn

Morgan gets 8
games for Nats-
Marlins brawl

BASEBALL
JOSEPH WHITE,
AP Sports Writer



NYJER Morgan's wild
week has landed him an
eight-game suspension, one
of nine punishments handed
out Friday by Major League
Baseball following a brawl
between Washington
Nationals and Florida Mar-
lins.

MLB suspended Nation-
als outfielder Morgan and
fined him an undisclosed
amount for three separate
incidents over the past
week. The penalty is in
addition to a seven-game
suspension he received
Aug. 25 that is currently
under appeal.

Six players, both man-
agers and a coach were cit-
ed after a
review of
Wednesday
night's odd
and ugly
game in
Miami, won
16-10 by
the Mar-
lins. Florida
pitcher
Chris Vol-
stad was
suspended
for six
games,
pitcher Alex Sanabia for
five, first baseman Gaby
Sanchez for three, and man-
ager Edwin Rodriguez for
one. Volstad and Rodriguez
also were fined, as was
pitcher Jose Veras. All
Marlins players who were
issued suspensions plan to
appeal.

"Whether I believe it's
fair or not doesn't really
matter," Sanchez said.
"You're going to get pun-
ished, especially when a
brawl like that happens."

For the Nationals, pitcher
Doug Slaten and third base
coach Pat Listach were sus-
pended for three games,
and manager Jim Riggle-
man for two games. Riggle-
man and Listach also were
fined.

All but two of the sus-
pensions were scheduled to
begin Friday. Sanabia’s sus-
pension was set to begin
Wednesday in order to
avoid overlapping with fel-
low pitcher Volstad's, and
Listach’s suspension is
scheduled to begin Sunday
to avoid overlapping with
Riggleman's.

Rodriguez decided to
serve his suspension Friday,
with bench coach Brandon
Hyde tabbed to manage
Florida against Atlanta.



Nyjer
Morgan




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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 Judge clears way for mur der trial C M Y K C M Y K V olume: 106 No.237SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2010 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER PARTLY SUNNY A ND T-STORM HIGH 91F LOW 78F I N S I D E SEE PAGETWELVE S P O R T S Fully trained butlers return to resort SEE PAGE9 Student athletes recruited Senior Justice refuses bid to ha ve remaining allegations againstF arrington dismissed The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST BAHAMASEDITION McCOMBO OF THE DAY N E W www.tribune242.com BAHAMASBIGGEST CARSFORSALE, HELP WANTED ANDREALESTATE I N S I D E Tim Clarke /Tribune staff CONVICTEDKILLER: Cordell Farrington, who is serving a life sentence for a 2003 slaying, is pictured being esscorted from court yesterday. B y NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Staff Reporter nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net A JUDGE yesterday refused an application to have the remaining murder charges against convicted killer Cordell Farrington quashed. Farrington, 43, is serving a life sentence for the 2003 slaying of his live-in friend Jamaal Robins, 22. He is also charged in the murders of four young boys who disappeared on Grand Bahama in 2003, although he has not stood trial in relation to those offences. Following a closed court hearing before Senior Justice Jon Isaacs yesterday Farringtons attorney Romona Farquharson who had filed the application on his behalf spoke briefly with reporters, indicating that the judge had not acceded to the r equest. We had made an applic ation for the court to quash the remaining indictments because there has been ad elay of some six years and 11 months to bring these cases to trial. We made an application that there was a breach of his constitutional rights pursuant to the article to quash the indictments and stay any further proceedings. Senior Justice Isaacs did not accede to my applica tion, however, it still worked out in that he has ordered a fixture hearing in that the matters have been brought to the forefront. So there will be some determination as to how these matters will By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter mreynolds@tribunemedia.net GUN-TOTING vandals have caused thousands of dollars worth of damage at the Bahamas National Trusts Bonefish Pond National Park. Plexiglass, wood and metal welcome signs at the entrance to the 1,200 acre coastal wetland park off Cowpen Road have all been used for target practice. Trust Executive Director Eric Carey said the damage will cost the Trust hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in labour and materials to repair. We are welcoming people and this is what they are met with, Mr Carey said, gesturing at the shattered signs riddled with bullet holes. Its very discouraging to raise money for this infrastruc ture for people to enjoy and then these idiots commit this vandalism. Fortunately this is the only damage that we have noticed, and we are hoping its not something people will repeat, or that it will start a trend. The Bahamas National Trust (BNT farmers and residents in the area to look out for vandals, and said the Trust would reward informants leading to capture of the culprits. Shotgun shells found at the site were turned over to police for fingerprints to be dusted from the casings, and police have VANDALS STRIKEAT TRUST BONEFISH POND NATIONAL PARK SIGNOFTHETIMES: Bahamas National Trust executive director Eric Carey and the shot-up sign at Bonefish Pond National Park. By NOELLE NICOLLS T ribune Staff Reporter n nicolls@tribunemedia.net P RISON officials are l ooking for a major change t o the administration of juvenile reform schools in the country that would require a new policy decision by government. Superintendent Dr Elliston Rahming, director of the Proposal set to rework juvenile reform By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter tthompson@tribunemedia.net ANOTHER employee at Success Training College has come forward claiming the institution owes her outstanding salary payments. The teacher, who did not want to be named, told The Tribune she has not been paid for teaching a class for a full semester earlier this year at the school's main campus on Bernard Road. She further claimed that every time she contacts admin istration about the delay, she is assured the payment would be forthcoming in one or two days, but this promise is nev er kept. "Every day or every other day I call. Some days they say (the schools CEO they say he is on his way but I have not gotten paid or got ten any sensible reason. They just giving me the run around and I have bills to pay," said the teacher. She said she is now grappling with late mortgage pay ments, her children's school expenses and costly car repairs, all because money she had counted on never materialised. "My kids go to private school, I was banking on that money to get my kids ready for school, I had to get my car fixed for $400, I have a mortgage payment I am behind on it's very strenuous. I work and I should expect to be paid," said the frustrated teacher. Another Success Training College teacher complains of non-payment SEE page seven SEE page seven S EE page seven SEE page seven

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MENTAL illness continues to be a misunderstoodp henomenon in the B ahamas, according to a leading expert. Dr Nelson Clark, chief p sychiatrist at the Sandi lands Rehabilitation Centre, said: Many of the old myths about mental illness are stillb eing upheld in our com munity, and there continues to be a lack of information being disseminated to thep ublic. In particular, he said, members of the public tendt o lack knowledge about the c onnection between mental illness and other health conditions. The Secretary General for World Federation for Mental Health has said: The bottom line is that mental illnesses occur with chronic mental conditions in many patients, causing significant role impairment, work loss and work cutback. They also worsen prognosis for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, cancer and other chronic illnesses. Many factors point to reasons that mental illnesses are not adequately addressed in this context. With this in mind, Sandi lands will celebrate World Mental Health Day on Fri day, October 8 under the theme, Mental health and long term illness: the need for continued and integrated care. The celebration will include an informative ment al health fair at the Church of God Convention Centre on Joe Farrington Road. The event will focus on the notion of integration of care with particular empha sis on the connection between mental health disorders and long term illnesses. D r Clarke said Sandilands has taken the need for inte gration very seriously, both within the centre and in conjunction with outside medical facilities. He pointed out that the Sandilands has invited the Crisis Centre, the Christian Counselling Centre, the Cancer Society of the Bahamas, the Bahamas Heart Association, the Bahamas Diabetic Associa tion and the HIV/AIDS Centre to participate in the fair. Dr Clarke said: It is important for relatives and caregivers to understand the need for screening and treatment of mental illness when it occurs with a medical ill ness. Failure to treat the emotional symptoms of any medical illness prevents a favorable prognosis. He gave the example of a patient who has been diag nosed with cancer and as a result suffers depression. The patient may be referred to an oncologist but is not referred to a psychol ogist, he said. Only the physical symptoms are addressed and the patient is left to suffer the depressiono n their own. The presence o f mental illness with long term illnesses impairs selfcare and adherence to treat-m ent regimens and causes increased mortality. Sandilands wants to use the fair to send a clear mes s age that local mental health professionals are equipped and ready to pro vide timely intervention and a ppropriate care. We have appropriate interventions to addresst hese problems, reducing the b urden on peoples lives and the economic and social burdens on society. The misfor tune is that they are not being implemented, said the centre in a statement. It said health professionals are aware of the reluctance on the part of many to seek mental health care for their significant others, but believe a mental health fair is an innocent medium that can attract attendees without prejudice. The statement pointed out that mental illnesses do not discriminate according to age, culture, race or gender. The goal of World Mental Health Day is to emphasise the critical need to give mental health issues a high er level of importance. Accordingly, the days events will promote open discussions and encourage more investment in preven tion and treatment services. Yesterday, Sandilands issued a public appeal which said: In planning to per sonally attend, accompanying your colleagues, guiding your students and encour aging loved ones to visit the mental health fair, Bahamians interest in mental health, as well as the need for integration will be heightened and stimulated. The first step to removing the stigma from mental illness is for you is to support the mental health fair. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM INDEX MAIN/SPOR TS SECTION Local News......................P1,2,3,5,6,7,11,12 Editorial/Letters........................................P4 Comics......................................................P8 Sports..................................................P9,10 CLASSIFIED SECTION 28 PAGES USA TODA Y WEEKENDER 12 P AGES DETAINED: Cubans were picked up in Bahamian waters by a United States Coast Guard cutter. Eleven Cuban immigrants are being detained at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre after they were picked up in Bahamian waters by a United States Coast Guard cutter. The USCG cutter Swordfish was on patrol with a Royal Bahamas Defence Force rider onboard when it apprehended the Cuban Nationals (eight men and three women the western Bahamas on Tuesday. The immigrants were picked up off Elbow Cay in the Cay Sal Bank area just after 2pm. They were taken to Freeport, Grand Bahama, where they were received by Immigration officials and later transported to Nassau aboard two Royal Bahamas Defence Force patrol craft. The vessels arrived in the capital shortly after 8pm on Thursday night, and the Cubans were handed over to Immigration officials for further processing. In a statement issued yesterday, the Defence Force said: The USCG Swordfish was operating in accordance with the Ship Riders agreement between the government of the Bahamas and the United States of America. This bi-lateral agreement permits Coast Guard vessels with Defence Force ship riders (personnel operations in Bahamian waters. USCG CUTTER APPREHENDS CUBAN NATIONALS A 25-year-old man charged in connection with the seizure of 92 pounds ofm arijuana was arraigned in a M agistrates Court yester day. Jason Major of Mars Bay, S outh Andros, was a rraigned before Magistrate Carolita Bethell in Court 8, Bank Lane, yesterday, charged with possession of marijuana with intent tos upply. It is alleged that on Thursday, April 29, Majorw as found in possession of a quantity of marijuana with the intent to supply. He pleaded not guilty to the charge and was remand ed to Her Majestys Prison. Major is expected back inc ourt on September 7 for a bail hearing. Majors co-accused Zhivargo Evans was arraigned back in May and was granted bail. The two men are expected to stand trial on November 1. Man charged over marijuana seizur e Mental illness misunderstood in the Bahamas T EAM EFFORT: S taff nurse Farrington, trained clinical nurse Shantell Bryant, staff Diandra King, Jadetra Ingraham, nursing officer Brenda Smith, staff nurse Deandrea Bethel, nursing officer Pamela Williams and Sheral Armbrister. Missing is Betsy Duvalier It is important for relatives and caregivers to understand the need for scr een ing and tr eatment of mental illness when it occurs with a medical illness. Shar e your news T he Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their eighbourhoods.P erhaps you are raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the areao r have won an award. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story.

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T HE Tara Xavier Hepb urn Foundation, in keeping with its mandate to provide educational opportunities tod eserving young Bahamians, has announced the award of two full scholarships as a parto f its Scholarship Programme f or the academic years 2010 2013. T he 2010 Tara Xavier H epburn Scholars are Jessi ca Marc, a graduate of L. W. Young Junior High HighS chool, who will be entering t he 10th Grade at St. Annes School, and Hilisia Major, a graduate of S. C. McPherson Junior High School, who will be entering the 10th Grade at St. Johns College. T his brings the total number of Scholarships awarded by The Foundation since the founding of its Scholarship P rogramme in 2007 to twelve. Jessica Marc is the daugh ter of Deulifaithe Marc and J eancillia Mervil. Hilisia is the daughter of Ms. Rene Major. Studies The other Tara Xavier Hepburn Scholars who are presently pursuing high schools tudies are 2008 recipients Cameron Newry, Veronica Bonimy and Javon Rolle, who will be entering the 12th Grade at St. Johns College, and 2009 recipients Kristiza Storr and Simone Rolle who will be entering the 11th Grade at St. Johns Collegeand Rikki Barry who will be entering the 11th Grade at St. Annes School. The first four Tara Xavier Hepburn Scholars, Sanay Collie, Earlison Curry, Colbert Newry and Brianna Smith, have all successfully completed their high school educa tion. The Tara Xavier Hepburn Foundation was launched on December 29, 2006 to celebrate the life of an exceptional young Bahamian. The Foundation is dedicat ed to the holistic development of young people by empow ering them to achieve a positive sense of self and to realizetheir full potential as productive, responsible and contributing citizens. A key goal of The Foundation is to encourage young Bahamians to take maximum responsibility for improving themselves. The Tara Xavier Hepburn Scholarship is open to graduates of Bahamas Government Junior High Schools and students of St. Johns College and St. Annes School who have successfully completed grade 9. The Scholarship is tenable at St. Johns College and St. Annes School. In order to be considered for a scholarship, applicants must be nominated by their school, attain at least a 3.0 G.P.A., have demonstrated leadership ability and/or community involvement, be of good moral character and suc cessfully pass a minimum of f ive BJC subjects, which must i nclude English and Mathe matics with grade C or better. Applicants also may be r equired to attend an inter view. The Tara Xavier Hepburn Scholarship covers fullt uition and the cost of books. The Foundation extended its sincere congratulations tot his years recipients on being chosen as a part of this years Scholarship exercise. The Tara Xavier Hepburn Foundation Scholarship is m ade possible by the gene rosity of many donors, including Graham, Thompson & Co., Lyndhurst Investm ents, Richard Campbell Limited and Dr. Livingston Marshall who have madea nnual contributions to The Foundation since its inception, and The Anglican Cen t ral Education Authority that continues to support the investment in the youth of the nation through the work of The Foundation. C M Y K C M Y K L OCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2010, PAGE 3 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter tthompson@tribunemedia.net THE Bahamian Contractors' Association fears that a national training programme needed to certify construction workers for employment on t he Baha Mar development will be impeded by inadequate funding. The organisation is calling for a tangible commitment from the developers before work begins on the $2.6 billion Cable Beach redevelopment to f und the training programme a joint v enture of the association and trade s chool BTVI. While they (Baha Mar be genuinely interested in both the short and long term success of the project and the country, they have informed us that presently there is no funding allocated for any training of construction personnel," according to the BCA's position paper on the project, which was recently given to gov-e rnment and the developers. "We find the fact that a $2.6 billion project is proceeding with no training programme, or responsibility for one, incomprehensible. They have assuredu s that under their Heads of Agreement (with the government apparently no stipulation for this critic al and necessary component," said the BCA, in part. A s a non-profit organisation that operates primarily on membership dues, the BCA cannot fund the initiative at BTVI, an institution that relies o n government subsidies. So far, nearly 500 tradesmen and contractors have registered for enrolment at BTVI'st raining programme. "One of the possibilities we have discussed with Baha Mar is collecting a percentage of every contract awarded to be allocated for the training of Bahamian workers." T he Baha Mar project has yet to be formally approved by government. A labour resolution on the thousands of work permits the developers are seeking in Chinese labour will be brought toP arliament next week. The peak period for Baha Mar's construction is between month 24 and m onth 36 of the project, and at that time there also will be more than 2,500B ahamian construction workers employed. Total employment at the peak of the project will be close to 7,500 foreign a nd Bahamian workers. The China Export-Import Bank and China State Construction are Baha Mar's financ-i ng and equity/project manager partners. Funding fears over Baha Mar construction training THE Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas yesterday announced that the initial assessment of the damage caused by thieves to 1540AMs transmission facilities suggests restoration of the signal is expected to take around 30 days. The corporation has therefore decided to discontinue operation of 104.5FM for the time being and provide 1540AMs signal on 104.5FM beginning at 6am on Monday. Programming on 107FM will remain unchanged. Police are actively investigating the theft of copper from the Broadcasting Corporations South Beach transmitter site that disrupted the national radio station 1540AM transmission shortly after 10am on Thursday. The broad daylight robbery occurred when two men in a truck reportedly with BEC markings pulled up and advised the security officer on duty that they were there to check the transformer. Immediately upon the departure of the vehicle, the station went off air. It was discovered that copper bands around the tuning huts had been removed. The stolen copper links the tuning huts to the transmission tower. The police were immediately contacted and are investigating. This is the third theft of copper from the South Beach site since 2006. Each time, transmission of the 1540AM signal to the Family Islands has been disrupted. Three persons were charged and convicted in connection with the last theft. In a statement issued yesterday, the Broadcasting Corporation said: Management again takes this opportunity to apologise for the break in 1540AMs transmission and advises its loyal listeners in the Family Islanders that they continue to enjoy 1540AM programming on Channel 40 on the Cable network and wishes to assure listeners that everything possible is being done to restore normal service as speedily as possible. Signal restoration likely to take 30 days MIAMI A federal appellate court has upheld a Florida law that prohibits funding for academic and research travel to nations that are considered "sponsors of terrorism," according to Associated Press The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled Tuesday that the state law does not conflict with federal control over foreign policy. Professors at several state universities filed a lawsuit against the state in 2008. A federal judge in Miami ruled that the law was unconstitutional. State Rep. David Rivera, R-Miami, who supported the 2006 legislation, said the appellate court's decision was a victory for Florida taxpayers who do not want their money going to countries like Cuba. University of Florida professor Carmen Diana Deere, a plaintiff in the original suit, said the law is a barrier to all lev els of research. US L A W BANNING CUBA TRAVEL, RESEARCH UPHELD Tara Xavier Hepburn Foundation announces its 2010 scholars JESSICA M ARC HILISIAMAJOR

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EDITOR, The Tribune. Sometime ago while g oing to the office, I stopped a t the gate for the newspap er, opened it and was accosted by this blaringh eadline, Branville lacking C abinet support and followed by the comment that his only followers were not Party supporters, thus giving the impression that he didn't have a chance if he opposed Hubert Ingraham a s party Leader. I smiled because this is n ot what I have been told. A good portion of the C abinet is just waiting for t he opportunity to rid themselves of Hubert, but because they are beholden to him for their daily bread there is reluctance to be public about it. And this makes sense. T he people vote them into Parliament and pay them $28,000 (or thereabouts w hich makes them beholden t o the people. And then c omes the Prime Minister (whoever he may beu sing the people's money p ays them $ 60,000 (or thereabouts), with the option of firing them at am inute's notice, which makes them beholden to him. But I have learned from b eing in politics for virtually a ll my life not to believe all you read in the papers orh ear in the bar rooms, list en to what is said in the meetings held in the dark halls or the back rooms hid den away from the publice ye. I am told that some of those who the Prime Minister may think are beholden to him have already been bought. All I can say is that this w ill be an interesting one! G ood reading, eh? Intere sting to say the least. All facts. But, like the computer, garbage in; garbage out. Whether Branville McCartney has the support of Cabinet or not has no relevance if there is a leadership contest. This whole sordid affair, especially the spin reporters put on it, pricked my curiosity and so I dug out my FNM Constitution. Believe it or not, I did not see the word Cabinet Min ister mentioned in it once! The choice of the FNM Leader (and as such a possib le Prime Minister) is not made by the Cabinet, the Parliamentarians, or the C ouncil. T he choice of the Leader is the sole preroga tive of the FNM in Convention where everyone t here has one vote, be h e/she a Member of Parlia m ent or a simple delegate. Under the head Convention, section 49 it says The Convention shall consist of the Parliamentary Members, National Officers, Members of the Central Council, and not less than three nor more than seven delegates from each Cons tituency Association. A mong other things sec t ion 50 of the Constitution states that the Conventions hall be the ultimate author i ty of the Party and section (e says the Convention isr esponsible for the Elec tion of officers of the Party. The Leader is at the top of the list of Party Offi c ers elected. Nowhere does the positions of Leader Elect or Deputy LeaderE lect appear. T hat, my friends is parts of the FNM Constitution. And now how does all this affect the selection oft he Prime Minister? To answer this question we turn to the Constitution of theB ahamas, which in Chapter VI, section 73 (1 Whenever there shall be occasion for the appoint m ent of a Prime Minister, t he Governor-General shall appoint as Prime Minister.(a H ouse of Assembly who is t he Leader of the party which commands the sup port of the majority of the members of that House Unlike the British Parliament where the person w ho commands the support of the majority of memb ers becomes the Prime M inister, in the Bahamas t he Leader of the p arty which commands the m ajority in the House b ecomes Prime Minister. Which refers to the party, not the person. It is said that it was worded like that because Sir Lynden felt more comfortable with his party than he did with his p arliamentarians. A nd there's the rub. I ngraham was the Leader o f the FNM throughout the e lection of 2002 and would h ave been asked to form the Government if the FNM had been elected the majority. The positions of Leader Elect and Deputy Leader elect did not exist i n either the FNM constitution or, more importantly, in the Bahamian Constitut ion! T he posts that Tommy T urnquest and Dion Foulkes held did not exist. Itw as a sham! Ingraham made p eople believe he was not going for a third term, but positioned himself to bea ppointed for a third term if the FNM had won. Remember, the GovernorGeneral shall appoint the L eader of the Party which c ommands the majority. And Ingraham was theL eader. T he thing that amazes me is that leading lawyers in the FNM knew this was a sham, but went along with it. S o there it is folks, the facts. I have just received some rather interesting and dis turbing information about the organization known as the Government-Bay street P artnership. I will soon write about t hat! Those revelations may blow your socks off! PIERRE DUPUCH Nassau, Septembe 2, 2010. C M Y K C M Y K EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2010 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., ( Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt P ublisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. Publisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama TELEPHONES Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising A dvertising Manager (242 Circulation Department (242 Nassau Fax: (242 Freeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242 Freeport fax: (242 WEBSITE w ww.tribune242.com updated daily at 2pm WASHINGTON (AP prime minister and the Palestinian presid ent have set off on a yearlong peace journ ey, taking to a well-trod road that has l ed only to failure for nearly two decades. Even so, the negotiating chess board is a rranged differently this time around. First, the Shiite Muslim theocracy in Iran has become not only an open threatt o Israel but a subtle and growing worry f or some of the Jewish state's Sunni Arab neighbours. There's a common enemy among interested parties. P erhaps as important, there is a large ly new cast of characters at these talks. Israel's leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, h as been a hard-liner, arguing that Israel cannot maintain its security under any agreement the Palestinians would accept. B ut as a hard-liner much as President Richard Nixon was a bone-deep anti-com munist when he made the U.S. opening to China four decades ago Netanyahu m ay have the credibility among the Israeli right to make a deal. For his part, Mahmoud Abbas, the P alestinian president, is in a politically life-threatening struggle to sustain his pow er against the radical Hamas faction. H amas won elections and kicked Abbas' moderate Fatah organization out of the Gaza Strip, engendering a vast schism among Palestinians. Winning guaranteeds tatehood for the Palestinians if the deal is right could hand Abbas a major political victory. B eyond that, President Barack Obama he made the latest talks a virtual command performance has invested major political capital. He barely knewh is way around the White House in early 2009 when he said Middle East peace was a top priority. In his very first days in o ffice, Obama appointed George Mitchell to serve as his man in the Middle East. Mitchell carries enormous credibility as a negotiator, having played a key role in b ringing Protestants and Catholics into a power-sharing agreement in Northern Ireland. However, Israeli-Palestinian proximity talks with Mitchell shuttling between the sides went nowhere this summer. In the midst of a hugely difficult economic and political season at home, Obama needs some good news. Even movement toward Israeli-Palestinian peace would serve him well. None of that, of course, guarantees success for this outing, which calls for an agreement within one year. Even the White House and State D epartment are keeping expectations low o ut of historical prudence. S tretching back 19 years, the search for peace has lurched across the globe with l ocations that recall the hopes and frustrations of previous efforts Madrid, Oslo, Washington, Wye River, Md., CampD avid, Annapolis, Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt, a nd others. The search for peace between Israel and the Palestinians even produced its own vocabulary: "shuttle diplomacy," 'peace process," ''framework," ''two-state solution," ''road map," ''window of opportunity." T wo of those terms "two-state solu tion" and "framework" are floating yet again. They reiterated their common goal of two states for two peoples," Mitchell said in a briefing after the first round of talks at the State Department on Thursday. "The p arties agreed that a logical next step would be to begin working on achieving a framework agreement for permanent sta-t us." The latest negotiations are in grave danger, however. Both sides agreed to as econd round of talks Sept. 14-15 with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mitchell present. But just a few days later, Israel's limited ban on building set-t lements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem is set to expire. Abbas has said he would walk away f rom the talks if Netanyahu does not extend the moratorium. The Israeli leader, even should he want to continue the ban, is under heavy pressure inside his conser v ative Likud Party to free settlers to start building again. Such construction is a deal-breaker, Abbas has declared, becausei t is taking away land the Palestinians envision for their state. As a practical matter, all the issues confronting Netanyahu and Abbas have been t horoughly aired many times in many negotiations all of which failed, sometimes with an agreement tantalizingly close. Yet the differences this time, even though the last talks took place less than two years ago, offer glimmers of hope a cool optimism that remains largely dependent on the risks Obama, Netanyahu and Abbas are willing to take. This article was written by Steven R. Hurst, Associated Press writer Cabinet support for McCartney irrelevant in any leadership fight LETTERS letters@tribunemedia.net A cool optimism for Mideast peace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he Tribune The story in this morning's paper about a Ministry of Works road worker being struck by a car lends even more credence to the following. As a frequent 6 am commuter in the Cable Beach area one can't help but notice the many joggers and walkers using the road instead of the sidewalks and foot paths and yes, before you squeal, I know why you do it. However the question begs which is least painful, a twisted ankle or skinned knees and elbows from running on an uneven surface, sidewalk, or full contact with a vehicle moving at 30 mph? After another near miss yesterday morning it is my observation that while some joggers wear reflective vests, arm and head bands the majority do not, preferring instead dark coloured t-shirts, sweat pants or track suits. If you must run or walk in the road, please show some consideration for the vehicle drivers, who can't use the sidewalks, by wearing reflective clothing/gear, before one of you is tragically killed or seriously injured and the driver unfairly charged with killing or maiming in the course of dangerous driving. The authorities will never believe that we couldn't see a dark person around the corner wearing dark clothes against a background of a dark road and trees. As the saying goes, life's a two-way street, so do your part and jog responsibly. IAN MABON Nassau, September 2, 2010. If you jog, do so responsibly

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By ALISON LOWE Tribune Staff Reporter a lowe@tribunemedia.net E L EUTHERA residents plagued by six weeks of regular power outages were yest erday forced to endure what was estimated to be between14 to 18 hours of electricity a nd water supply disruption after distribution lines run-n ing along the Glass Window bridge were damaged by bad weather. Residents and businesses reported power going out on Wednesday evening. I t was restored about 11am o n Thursday. The water supply was said t o have been cut at around the same time, and not r estored until after the power returned. Bahamas Electricity Gen eral Manager Kevin Basdens aid the power cut was longer than it could have been because the inclement weath e r in the area of the Glass Window bridge in mainlandE leuthera, which had damaged the electricity pole and water pipeline causing the cuts, continued to be too poor to allow workmen to safelya ddress the problem until the following morning. The utility disruptions come after weeks of power problems in mainland Eleuthera and Harbour Island, which have left residents, business operators and tourists deeply frustrated. Unlike yesterdays extended disruption, these almost daily cuts of anywhere from one to several hours at a time have been attributed to systemic generation and transmission problems on behalf of BEC. Yesterday MP for North Eleuthera Alvin Smith saidthat during each of his last five weekly visits to the area, there has been a power out age and he continues to receive daily calls of complaints from constituents. Its unacceptable, said the MP. Eleuthera has suffered with power issues for a long time, but Ive never seen anything like this. Addressing locals complaints about a lack of communication from the utility corporation about when scheduled cuts will take place and what is being done to address the continuing prob lems, Mr Smith added that this aspect of the situation is particularly troubling. In that respect BEC has been disrespectful and insensitive, he said. Yesterday a man identifying himself as an avidb oater contacted T he Tri bune expressing his concern that the continuing power problems will take a toll ona ttendance at the Harbour Island regatta in October, claiming that the impact is already clear from less rapid bookings at popular hotels and resorts. A source at the Valentines R esort and Marina in Harbour Island told The Tribune that bookings have been slower than usual. Compensate We usually wouldve been full by now, he said, adding that the electricity woes have seen the resort recently have to compensate a number of boaters in particular whose equipment has been damaged by the inconsistent power supply. At the Pink Sands hotel, an employee said that there have been nibbles from potential guests for the regatta weekend, with inquiries regarding rates, but no uptake yet. Its early days yet though, said the hopeful hotel source. Other hotels reported good bookings but nonetheless expressed concern about the ongoing impact on tourism of the power problems, which have left many local businesses unable to operate. Yesterday Mr Smith and Mr Basden differed on what they said was the source of the consistent problems. Mr Smith accused BEC of being quite confused about the cause of the problem, which he suggested was related to the transmission rather than the generation of power. Meanwhile, Mr Basden said transmission is no longer an issue, but rather continuing efforts to bring online the new Hatchet Bay power station. Asked how soon Eleutherans and visitors could see relief from the power prob l ems, Mr Basden said he could not give a specific date and time but hoped it would be sorted in short order. H e claimed that in most instances residents would have been advised when a scheduled cut was to take place, but admitted that overall there had been communi cation deficiencies between B EC and the general public regarding the power situation. However, in contrast to reports from numerous resi dents, he said that these have been improved upon remarkably in the last few weeks. Mr Smith yesterday advised that people should exercise caution in the area of the Glass Window bridge as a portion of a wooden railing was damaged when the elec tricity pole fell on Wednes day evening. By REUBEN SHEARER Tribune Staff Reporter r shearer@tribunemedia.net NEARLY 350 students from the Pinders Point, Lewis Yard and Hunters areas in Grand Bahama received backpacks filled w ith school supplies donated b y the BORCO Foundation the oil refining companys philanthropic arm. T he giveaway was part of the companys efforts to meet the needs of the islands students by ensuring that they return to school with the basics. We know what the economy was like and we figured that the assistance was what they needed, said Patrice Stubbs, public relations and corporate affairs officer at BORCO. The donation consisted of $3,000 worth of books, pen c ils, rulers, geometry sets and crayons. According to Ms Stubbs, the distribution took place at the YMTA building in Hunters between 12noon and 3pm on Wednesday. Petroleum BORCO provides storage of petroleum products for a number of international clients with a present capac ity of 21.4 million barrels. BORCO also offers blending, transshipment and b unkering services. The BORCO Foundation was established in 2010 to support the local community and invest in the development of Grand Bahamas human resources. 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A town meeting will be held in Pinewood Gardens to encourage residents to partner with the areas Urban Renewal Office in an effort to fight and prevent crime. The meeting will be held on Monday at 7pm at the Pinewood Park on Pinewood Drive. Organisers of the town meeting said they believe that by working together they can help to build a better and more unified community. Please contact the Pinewood Urban Renewal centre for more information. Pinewood Gar dens town meeting on crime CHEQUES totalling $32,000, the proceeds f rom the 12th Annual Atlantic Medical Fun Walk, were recently handed over to the Cancer Society of the Bahamas and the Diabetic Association of the Bahamas by Atlantic Medical Insurance. Lynda Gibson, Atlantic Medicals executive vice-president and general manager, said: Its not just a fun walk. To us, its a representation of Atlantic Medicals commitment and support of t he Cancer Society of the Bahamas and the Bahamas Diabetic Association. These cheques represent our ongoing investment in the health of our Bahamas. The annual walk, which has been one of the main events on the social calendar for more than a decade, has attracted in excess of 14,000 walkers, many of them repeat walkers. Additionally, over $200,000 has been donated to bothc harities since 2004. According to the Ms Gibson, much planning and organisation goes into our walks each year, because we want the participants to enjoy themselves and also to encourage others to participate, hence making it bigger and more succ essful. She explained that as a health insurer Atlantic Medical is all too aware of the devastating effects cancer and diabetes have financially, emotionally and physically on those who suffer from these diseases as well as their families. We are very concerned about the high incidences of these diseases, thus our continued efforts to donate funds that go towards educati ng the public on preventative measures which auger well with our healthy lifestyles mandate, Ms Gibson said. Sue Roberts, founding president of the Cancer Society of the Bahamas, said: We are very grateful to Atlantic Medical for once again showing this kind act by providing us with a cheque from its fun walk. This years cheque will be used towards the Cancer Caring Centre wherew e take care of patients from the Family Islands. Ms Roberts also spoke of the importance of t he centre. At the Cancer Caring Centre we provide 24-hour care and transportation free of charge for our Family Island cancer patients, therefore these funds come in very handy for the upkeep of that centre. This gift also comes in handy for ongoing education on breast cancer. The support from Atlantic Medical has been amazing over the years. Eugene Thurston, president of Bahamas Diab etic Association was also on hand to collect the cheque for his organisation. I am very pleased to receive these funds on behalf of Bahamas Diabetic Association. I have no doubt this will go a long way as we continue our new programme on preventing diabetes, he said. Ms Gibson re-affirmed Atlantic Medicals commitment to these charities and anticipatesb igger and better fun walks in both Nassau and Freeport in 2011. Cheques totalling $32,000 presented to Cancer Society, Diabetic Association Eleuthera residents endure up to 18 hours of electricity and water supply disruption Its unacceptable. Eleuthera has suffered with power issues for a long time, but Ive never seen any thing like this. A lvin Smith BACK TO SCHOOL BONANZA Students receive backpacks filled with supplies donated by BORCO HELPINGOUT: From left at the presentation: Sue Roberts, founding president of the Cancer Society of the Bahamas; Lynda Gibson, executive vice-president and general manager of Atlantic Medical Insurance, and Eugene Thurston, president of the Bahamas Diabetic Association.

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Grants Town Wesley Methodist Church(Baillou Hill Rd & Chapel Street) P.O.Box CB-13046 The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427(www.gtwesley.org)SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2010Theme: As a wise master builder, I laid a foundation and another was building upon it."7:00 a.m. Pastor Henry Whyte/Bro. Franklyn Bethel 1 1:00 a.m. Rev. Manette Poitier/Bro. Andre Bethel (HC 7:00 p.m. Sis. Rosemary Williams/Board of Mens & Womens Ministry CARLTON BOSFIELD AS part of its efforts to sustain electricity reliability on the island, the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC of technical services. A fter serving in various senior capacities in the GBPC for 35 years, C arlton Bosfield has now been a ppointed director of technical serv ices. In his new position, Mr Bosfield is charged with leading a team of project managers and engineers in the implementation of preventative maintenance programmes, establishing technical policies, procedures and regulations, and providing expertise for the evaluation and addition to new generating facilities. Carltons move into this new position is critical at this time in our development, said Alan Kelley, president and CEO of GBPC. Aggressive We have embarked upon an aggressive plan to sustain electricityr eliability and are exploring new generating systems. In addition, we want to ensure that we have a robust equipment maintenance programme which will enable us to minimise costs and maximise equipment efficiency. He will play a leadr ole in this effort. Prior to his move, Mr Bosfield s erved as director of environmental h ealth, safety and security for seven y ears. He also held other senior positions including shift engineer; plant operations manager; total quality control coordinator and project manager; planning and scheduling manager, and Y2K transition team manager. Currently a doctoral candidate with the University of Phoenix, Mr Bosfield has a MBA with the University of Miami and a Bachelors of Scienced egree in Professional Management from Nova Southeastern University. H e was also awarded a full Electrical E ngineering Technological certificate f rom the City and Guilds of London Institute in 1985 and is a registered electrical incorporated engineer with the Engineering Society and the Institution of Incorporated Engineers, London. Efforts continue to sustain electricity reliability GOVERNOR-General of the Bahamas Sir ArthurF oulkes was the guest of honour at a mess dinner held in the wardroom of theR oyal Bahamas Defence F orce Coral Harbour Base on Friday, August 27. H osted by the Command er of the Defence Force, Commodore Roderick B owe, senior officers and other RBDF officers of the, S ir Arthur was accompanied b y his wife, Lady Joann Foulkes. Both said they were delighted to be in the m idst of the officers, dining and sharing stories with t hose in attendance. T he Governor-General spoke passionately about t he need to guard the B ahamas heritage, and also commended CommodoreB owe, the officers and m arines of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force for their continued outstanding service to the country. The Governor-General dines with Defence Force officers T HANKFUL: T he Waverunners team stand with Our Lucaya rep resentatives (left to right L evarity; Peter Farquharson; Joanna Evans; Michael Weber, general manager of Our Lucaya; Veronica Clarke, resort manager of Our Lucaya; Maya Albury, Dustin Tynes, Taryn Smith, Coach Andy Loveitt and Shan non Albury. n Photo: Robbin Whachell MEMBERS of the Bahamas National SwimT eam in Freeport have expressed their thanks to the Radisson Our Lucaya Beach and Golf Resort forb eing allowed to use the p ropertys lap pool for the month of August. The team had been disp laced by the YMCA and had no where to train before the resort stepped in and made the offer. A s a result, these elite swimmers, formerly of the YMCA WaveRunners Club, were able to contin u e their training under the guidance of a new coach, Andy Loveitt, and a chieved success in the B ASRA Swim Marathon h eld August 21. Dustin Tynes placed first overall in the mens cate gory and Maya Albury first overall in the womens category, with Taryn Smith finishing second and Joan na Evans third. Peter Farquharson finished first in the age group male 21 and under, and Shannon Albury finished first in the age group female 12 and under. SWIM TEAM THANKS RESORT FOR USE OF LAP POOL Grand Bahama Power Company appoints new director of technical services M ESSDINNER: G OVERNOR-General Sir Arthur Foulkes along with his wife at a mess dinner hosted by C ommander of the Defence Force, Commodore Roderick Bowe. Standing from left are Captain Tellis B ethel, Deputy Commander of the Defence Force; Sir Arthur Foulkes, Lady Joann Foulkes and Commodore Roderick Bowe. n RBDF photo: Petty Officer Jonathan Rolle GREETING: GOVERN OR-General Sir Arthur F oulkes greets the Defence Force officers in the wardroom at the C oral Harbour Base. Shaking his hand is Lieutenant Bertram B owleg. n RBDF photo: Petty O fficer Jonathan Rolle I I N N S S I I G G H H T T F o o r r t t h h e e s s t t o o r r i i e e s s b b e e h h i i n n d d t t h h e e n n e e w w s s , r r e e a a d d I I n n s s i i g g h h t t o o n n M M o o n n d d a a y y s s

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C M Y K C M Y K L OCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2010, PAGE 7 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM proceed, Ms Farquharson said. Crown prosecutor Neil Brathwaite said that a matter c an only be quashed if it is wrong in law. He said that the C rowns position had been that there was no unreasonable d elay and that the matter should only be stayed if he could not get a fair trial. The Crown argued that Farrington can still get a fair trial. Farrington is expected back in court on September 23 for a fixture hearing. F arrington was initially convicted of the murder of Jamal R obins and sentenced to death but in 2008 the appellate c ourt overturned the conviction and death sentence, replaci ng them with manslaughter and sentenced him to life in p rison instead. Missing M ackinson Colas, 11, a sixth grade student at Lewis Yard P rimary, went missing on May 16, 2003. DeAngelo McKenzie, 13, an eighth grader at Jack Hayward High vanished 11 days later. Two months after he went missing, 11-year-old Junior Reme, a fifth grade student at Freeport Primary, disappeared on July 29. Desmond Rolle, a 14-year-old ninth grade student at St Georges High, went missing in September 2003. T he case of the missing boys sparked fears on Grand B ahama and also drew international media attention. The s keletal remains of the young boys were found on Sunday, O ctober 26, 2003, in a remote pine forest area in East Grand B ahama. T he boys' remains were turned over to their families for burial nearly two years ago. Judge clears the way for murder trial F ROM page one Another Success Training College teacher complains of non-payment Earlier this week, two employees who recently resigned f rom the tertiary school claimed Success owes some current and former staff members thousands of dollars in unpaid salaries with some overdue payments stretching back to January. School CEO and shareholder Whitney Bastian admitted t o owing employees money although he did not say how m uch and blamed it on financial woes brought on by low s tudent enrolment. Loan H e claimed he was forced to take out a personal bank loan t o pay the school's fixed operating costs, adding that the b ank has cut off its credit. S till Mr Bastian wants staff at Success' main campus in Nassau to "pull up their socks" and tough it out at the school until things turn around. He also maintained that staff will be paid later this month. "Every day we are trying to resolve this problem. Many of the other employees have lending institutions, landlords down on them but we don't have the student population to bring in the money we need. But we are trying to keep them (staff FROM page one Prison Department, said bringing the juvenile correctional facilities under the ambit of the new Bahamas Department of Corrections is an ambition of the Prison Department. Dr Rahming said he is proffering the suggestion to bring about discussion. So far this proposition has not been discussed in the con text of the new Department of Corrections Bill that would establish such a department. When the new law comes on stream to replace the out dated Prison Act, the parole board and the public prisons will be administered by the Department of Corrections instead of the Prison Department. The Simpson Penn School for Boys and the Willamae Pratt School for Girls are currently administered by the Department of Rehabilitative Welfare Services in the Min istry of Labour and Social Development. Loretta Butler-Turner, Minister of Labour and Social Development, said: Obviously it would have to be a government policy decision that would have to take place. That is something that has to be made at the policy level. While the recommendation by Dr Rahming is a good starting point that has to be put specifically to the Cabinet of The Bahamas to consider. Pr ior ity The recommendation was tucked at the end of a twelve point priority plan presented by Dr Rahming in a five year progress report on prison reform. The priority items outlined the goals and objectives of the prison department going forward. The recommendation is not something the government has discussed, according to Mrs Butler-Turner. If we want to move our country towards twenty-first century thinking in the way we deal with our penal or correctional institutions, I believe all of that would be on the table at some point, said Mrs Butler-Turner. It is certainly an idea I think the government would be more than willing to look at to discuss and make a policy decision on, but that has to definitely be a policy decision, she said. While the reform schools are not considered to be penal institutions, Dr Rahming said there should be a common thread and common philosophy of rehabilitation and reintegration flowing throughout the correctional system. One of the major steps towards prison reform taken by Dr Rahming since 2005, according to the progress report, is engendering a genuine philosophical shift from revenge and punishment to rehabilitation and reintegration. Mrs Butler-Turner said it was important to understand the juvenile facilities as institutions for reformation and while the suggestion sounds like a very reasonable thing, it is important to take into consideration the different approach needed when dealing with juveniles. Re working juvenile reform FROM page one been asked to step up mobile patrols in the area to ensure visitors safety. Since the park officially opened in A pril, Bahamians and tourists visit f requently to snorkel and kayak in the mangroves and on the flats, and use the boardwalk and viewing platform for fishing, birdwatching and picnicking. But unfortunately the BNT is still f ighting idiots ruining the experie nce for others. He said BNT park wardens monitor the site regularly, but a visit to the park is a self-guided experience. We rely on people to use environmental stewardship, to take phot ographs, leave only footprints, and n ot do stupid things like this, Mr Carey said. We dont have security because we dont have the resources. But the Trust is hoping that as these parks are enhancing the tourism product and enriching the experience for tourists, the Ministry of Tourism will help us to keep it secure. VANDALS STRIKEAT TRUSTS BONEFISH POND NATIONAL PARK SHOT-UPSIGN: Eric Carey, executive director of the Bahamas National Trust, in front of the shot-up sign at B onefish Pond. F ROM page one

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C M Y K C M Y K SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2010 THETRIBUNE PAGE 9 INSIDE Raiders beat Seahawks 27-24 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM T HE College of The Bahamas Department of Athletics has a developing intercollegiate programme under which the Colleges varsityt eams including mens and wom ens volleyball, basketball, track & f ield and soccer compete against c olleges and universities in Florida. For the 2010-2011 academic year, the Athletics Department recruited 2 0 student-athletes who are a part o f the Freshman Class for Fall 2010. Some of these athletes have already distinguished themselves in their sporting disciplines by representing the Bahamas in high profile regionals. They include TamaraM yers, a 2009 Carifta silver medallist i n triple jump. The Department of Athletics looks forward to a highly competi tive and exciting year on its interc ollegiate calendar. On September 2, the Department of Athletics held a p ress conference to introduce the n ew student-athletes for 2010. Athletics Director Kimberley Rolle introduced the new teamm embers to the public and shared h er excitement regarding the high caliber athletes and scholars joining the Colleges intercollegiate family. This year, were pleased to have 20 student-athletes join COBs Ath letics teams this fall bringing our c ompliment of student-athletes up t o 90 athletes, Rolle said. We are especially pleased to have our first set of Family Island stu dent-athletes from the Preston A lbury High School and North Andros High Schools. We are most proud that six of o ur student-athletes are academic scholars having excelled in the BGCSE examinations and attaineda cademic scholarships from the Mini stry of Education and Scotia Bank. Myers is also optimistic about join ing the line-up of athletes. I believe I can attain all of my goals at home, said student-athlete and Carifta silver medallist. "I wantt o continue to represent the B ahamas and now the College of The Bahamas in the future at a high level. When the College of The B ahamas Athletics Department looks back on its history we want t hem to remember this class for the i mpact we made on our teams and the Athletics programme in gener al. T he freshman student-athletes j oining various intercollegiate teams at the College are: M ENS TRACK & FIELD Juliano Francis & Lorenzo Rolle. M ENS BASKETBALL J esper Thompson & Dorian Bowe. MENS SOCCERAndrew Pratt, Kevin Jones, Mick M assar & Bryan Kemp. WOMENS BASKETBALL A lexis Maycock, Steveandrae Wells, Jessica'Lyn Miller & Giovanna Gordon. WOMENS TRACK & FIELD Tamara Myers & Kendra Bethell. W OMENS SOCCERCandawn Saunders, Amanda Carroll, Ashley Cooper, Azaria Clare, H ydia Maynard & Malisha Demeritte. COBrecruits 20 student-athletes for Freshman Class for Fall 2010 FRESH TALENT: Bottom row Left to Right: Melisha Demeritte, Candawn Saunders, Alexis Maycock, Kimberley Rolle, Kevin Jones, Steveandrae Wells, Amanda Carroll. Top row: Vandyke Hepburn, Lorenzo Rolle, Bryan Kemp, Andrew Pratt, Mick Massaar, Tamara Myers, Juliano Francis, Giovanna Gordon, Petula Russell, Sean Bastian. Back Row: Jessica'Lyn Miller, Sherman Bowe, Dorian Bowe, Jesper Thompson, Bradley Cooper. P h o t o c o u r t e s y o f C O B T HE Bahamas Table Ten nis Federation, once one of the most vibrant past-time sports, could be heading back to its prominence on the local scene. Peter Maynard, a former president, along with Roy Wallace, recently returned from Zhengding, Hebei, China where they attended a two-week training camp at the Chinese Olympic Table Tennis Training Centre. It was a very intense training, Maynard said. Maynard and Wallace joined competitors from India, Israel, Sweden, Japan, Puerto Rico, the United States, Canada and Slovenia in the sessions that ran daily f rom 8:20-11 a.m., 2:20-5 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Its that kind of training that helped to bring us to that Olympic standard, Maynard said. So if we are going to bring the sport up to that standard, we will have to get everybody involved. Additionally, the federation had intended to take a team of six to the training camp, but because the Shanghai World Expo was going on at the same time, Maynard said the others pulled out because of the high cost in the airefare. But he noted that he and Table tennis players back fr om intense training in China By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net A T a Skippers Party on Tuesday night to launch this weekends King Eric Regatta in Mon tagu Bay, there was some discussion on the formation of a regatta commission. The idea is that the sailing commission, which will be set up similar to the junkanoo commission, will take the responsibility from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and place it in the hands of an independent committee. While the ministry will con tinue to support the biggest revenue earning event in the Family Islands, the amountof moneys dispersed will come from the committee. Once approved by Cabinet, the committee will take effect as of next year. They will have the direct responsibility to oversee all of the operations of all regattas in the country. Although the full scope of the work entitled by the commission was not spelt out, it was noted that each body, namely the National Sailing Association, the Bahamas Boat Owners and Sailors Association and the Commonwealth Sailing Association, will all have an opportunity to peruse the document that has been drafted and make any amendments before it is passed on to the government for approval. The commission is certainly a major step in the right direction as each sailing body is represented on the steering committee, thus eliminating any hanky panky busi ness. Everybody will have their say in how the commission should function. For too long, there have been many skippers and crew who have been disgruntle in the manner in which they have been handled by the organisers of the various regattas. These men have toiled tirelessly to ensure that the homecoming celebrations are a grand economic success for the island residents, but they have left feeling that they have not been treated fairly by the organisers. Yet they return year after year and continue to show their undying love for the sport, which the steering committee is also hoping to put to legislation to govern ment, the right to have sailing officially named the Nation al Sport of the Bahamas. This weekend, many of those skippers and sailors will flock to Montagu Beach to honour one of the legends in the sport, King Eric Gibson, whose name has been a household one for more than three decades. Local businessmen Craig Flowers, Sir Durward Knowles, Peter Nygard, Al Collie and Mike Stubbs have band together to put up about $40,000 in cash and prizes for the two-day showdown between the A and B Class boats. Its considered the largest such pay out as the winner of T alks a bout a r egatta committee in the w orks OPINION STUBBS SEE page 10 SEE page 10 SPORTS NOTES TRACK BAHAMIANS IN ACTION WHEN the IAAF/VTB Bank Continental Cup gets underway today, former world champion Donald Thomas will be the first competitor to compete. Three Bahamians are expected to represent the Bahamas on the Americas team at the two-day championships in Split, Croatia. Thomas, with a seasons best of 2.30m, just shy of his per sonal best of 2.35m, will be the first competitor to compete in the eight-man field in the mens high jump. Also today, sprinter Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie is expect ed to run on the Americas women 4 x 100 relay team that will be entered in lane four. Europe is in lane three with Africa in five and Asai-Pacific in six. When the meet concludes on Sunday, quarter-miler Chris tine Amertil is scheduled to run on the Americas women 4 x 400 relay team that will be in lane five. Asia-Pacific has thre, Europe four and Africa six. Thomas, Ferguson-McKenzie and Amertil are the only three Bahamians competing in the meet, which offers huge cash incentives for all of the winners. SAILING KING ERIC REGATTA COMPETITION in the King Eric Regatta will get start ed today in Montagu Beach. The action will begin at 10 a.m. with the first two races in the B Class where seven boats are expected to compete. 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F OOTBALL O AKLAND, Calif. Associated Press THE ENDof the exhibition season brought encouraging signs for the Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks when it comes to their backup quarterbacks. Bruce Gradkowski threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter and the Raiders mostly used backups to end the preseason with a 27-24 victory over the Seahawks on Thursday night. "I've been trying to do everything I can and the rest is out of my hands," Gradkowski said. "You always have to be ready because you never know when your time will come." Gradkowski's time for the Raiders (3-1 the season even though starter Jason Campbell missed this game with a stinger and sore wrist he sustained last week against San Francisco. Campbell did not practice Tuesday but said after the game he's confident he'll be on the field when the season starts Sept. 12. "I can't talk about the injury or anything that is going on right now, but come the Tennessee game I'll be ready," Campbell said. Charlie Whitehurst threw for 210 yards and a touchdown in the first half while starter Matt Hasselbeck rested up for the season opener. Whitehurst hit three deep passes to Deon Butler, Golden Tate and Ben Obomanu against one of the few defensive starters in the game for Oakland, cornerback Chris Johnson. "When you play Oakland you know you're going to get a lot of man coverage and you know that you're going to have to win outside," Whitehurst said. "We were able to do that a few times." Former Raider Louis Rankin also scored on a 99-yard kickoff return and Olindo Mare kicked three field goals for the Seahawks (1-3 Receivers T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Deion Branch, linebacker Lofa Tatupu and defensive backs Marcus Trufant and Lawyer Milloy were among the Seahawks to get the night off. Running back Darren McFadden, receiver Louis Murphy, cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, defensive linemen Richard Seymour and Tommy Kelly, and linebackers Rolando McClain and Kamerion Wimbley were among the healthy Raiders sitting out. "I felt like the guys who didn't start the game, we know who they are and what they bring to the table," Raiders coach Tom Cable said. "It gave us as a coaching staff the opportunity to evaluate some guys having played for an extended period of time." There were only a few more fans in the stands than starters on the field as most chose to stay away from the final exhibition game of the preseason. Those who did come saw another fine preseason performance from Gradkowski, who also threw two TD passes last week against San Francisco. The Raiders scored an opening drive touchdown for the third straight exhibition game although this time it came from Gradkowski and the backups this week. Gradkowski dumped a screen pass off to undrafted free agent Manase Tonga, who rumbled 32 yards for the score. A 34-yard pass to Darrius Heyward-Bey one of the few projected starters to play set up a 41-yard field goal by Swayze Waters on the second drive to make it 10-0. Oakland's second touchdown was set up when Stevie Brown recovered a muff punt by Justin Forsett at the 16. Gradkowski capped it with a 9-yard TD pass to Johnnie Lee Higgins to make it 17-3. Gradkowski finished 7 for 14 for 128 yards in his one half. Kyle Boller led one touchdown drive, completinga 62-yard pass to rookie Jacoby Ford and a 16-yard TD pass to Nick Miller. Whitehurst got off to a slow start for the Seahawks as he tries to establish his role as a backup. But he started clicking late in the first half, throwing a 26-yard touchdown pass to Deon Butler. Whitehurst could have had an even bigger day except a 45-yard TD pass to Cameron Morrah on the final play of first half was negated by a holding call on Mansfield Wrotto. Seattle only score of the second half came on Rankin's return following Miller's touchdown. "It opened up quickly," Rankin said. "I know all those guys on the Raiders and I know they're all fast. Once the kicker slowed me up, I was thinking 'I really have to get on my horse.' Fortunately I was able to break one." Raiders beat Seahawks 27-24 in exhibition finale C M Y K C M Y K SPORTS PAGE 10, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2010 TRIBUNE SPORTS SPOR TS IN BRIEF BASEBALL JOSEPH WHITE, AP Sports Writer N YJER Morgan's wild week has landed him an eight-game suspension, one of nine punishments handedo ut Friday by Major League Baseball following a brawl between Washington Nationals and Florida Marlins. MLB suspended Nation als outfielder Morgan and fined him an undisclosed amount for three separate incidents over the past week. The penalty is in addition to a seven-game suspension he received A ug. 25 that is currently under appeal. Six players, both managers and a coach were cited after a review of Wednesday night's odd and ugly game in Miami, won 16-10 by the Mar lins. Florida pitcher Chris Vol stad was suspended for six games, pitcher Alex Sanabia for five, first baseman Gaby Sanchez for three, and manager Edwin Rodriguez for one. Volstad and Rodriguez also were fined, as was pitcher Jose Veras. All Marlins players who were issued suspensions plan to appeal. "Whether I believe it's fair or not doesn't really matter," Sanchez said. "You're going to get pun ished, especially when a brawl like that happens." For the Nationals, pitcher Doug Slaten and third base coach Pat Listach were suspended for three games, and manager Jim Riggleman for two games. Riggle man and Listach also were fined. All but two of the suspensions were scheduled to begin Friday. Sanabia's suspension was set to begin Wednesday in order to avoid overlapping with fel low pitcher Volstad's, and Listach's suspension is scheduled to begin Sunday to avoid overlapping with Riggleman's. Rodriguez decided to serve his suspension Friday, with bench coach Brandon Hyde tabbed to manage Florida against Atlanta. B ASEBALL N EW YORK Associated Press CURTIS Granderson drove in three runs with a pair of doubles, Brett Gardner sparked the offense from his leadoff spot and the New York Yan kees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 on Friday to match a season high with t heir seventh straight victory. Mark Teixeira had an RBI double a nd the AL East leaders got an excel l ent effort from their bullpen to hold down the Blue Jays, who lead the majors with 203 home runs. On a blustery day in the Bronx, where wind from Hurricane Earl off shore wreaked havoc with fly balls, New York made sure the last scheduled start of Brandon Morrow's encouraging season was a short one. The Yankees chased the right-hander a fter three innings, ending his fiveg ame winning streak. Gardner hit a run-scoring triple and scored three times, pacing a lineup t hat was missing Derek Jeter, Nick Swisher and Alex Rodriguez. RamiroP ena added an RBI single. Travis Sinder hit a solo homer for Toronto, which fell to 7-6 against New York this season. Coming off a four-game sweep of Oakland, the Yankees (85-50 improved to 5-0 on their 10-game homestand by winning for the 13th t ime in 17 games overall. They also won seven in a row from July 3-9, with five of those victories coming against the Blue Jays and Athletics. Rookie right-hander Ivan Nova, fresh off his first major league win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, was pulled with two outs in the fifth as left-handed hitter Lyle Overbay stepped to the plate with two on. Left-hander Boone Logan struck out Overbay to protect a 5-3 lead. Overbay was back in the lineup a fter missing five games following a c ollision with reliever Brian Tallet. Overbay did not sustain a concussion, the Blue Jays said, but felt post-concussion symptoms. Overbay got another chance with two on in the seventh but struck out against Kerry Wood (3-4 all five batters he faced. Mariano Rivera worked a perfect ninth. Handed a first-inning lead on S nider's long homer into the rightfield bleachers, Morrow (10-7 his first two batters and threw 10 of hisi nitial 11 pitches for balls. Teixeira hit a run-scoring double for his 99th RBI and Robinson Cano drove in another with a groundout. Granderson, who homered twice Thursday after coming off the bench to replace an injured Swisher, pulled a two-run double down the right-field line with two outs in the second. Granderson, who got off to a slow start in his first year with the Yan-k ees, is coming on since tweaking his swing. P ena's two-out RBI single made it 5-1 in the third. Overbay and Aaron Hill hit consecutive doubles off Nova in the fourth. John McDonald's sacrifice fly cut it to 5-3. Eduardo Nunez singled and scored on Gardner's triple to right-center in t he sixth. Granderson followed with another RBI double down the rightfield line. Morrow is 8-1 with a 2.74 ERA in 13 home starts, but 2-6 in 12 starts on the road. The Blue Jays are shutting him down for the rest of the year to protect his arm he has thrown a career-high 146 1-3 innings in his first full season as a starter. Granderson, Gardner lead Yanks to 7th straight win DIVING INTO BASE: New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson, right, is safe at third as he beats the tag by Toronto Blue Jays third baseman John McDonald during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 3, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in New York. B i l l K o s t r o u n / A P P h o t o Mor gan gets 8 games for NatsMarlins brawl TOUCHDOWN CELEBRATION: Oakland Raiders running back Manase Tonga (41 3 2-yard touchdown reception against the Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game i n Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. P a u l S a k u m a / A P P h o t o the A Class will receive $2,000, while second collects $1,700, third picks up $1,400 and $800 goes to the consolation winner. As for the B Class, $1,700 will be presented to the winner with $1,400 for second place, $1,000 for third, $700 for fourth and $500 for consolation. Additionally, each member of the seven A Class and nine B Class boats will be presented with $10.00 per diem. Organizers say the figures are in line with what they intend to purpose when the sailing commission is for merly set up, thus ensuring that the skippers and sailors feel that they are being justly compensated for their efforts. Its certainly a great incentive that should benefit all those concerned in the long run. CONGRATS TO RICHARDSON President Craig Salty Kemp and his executives of the Bahamas Baseball Federation sent out their con gratulations to Antoan Richardson for his elevation to AAA Baseball. On Tuesday, Richardson moved one step closer to fulfilling his dream of playing major league baseball with the Atlanta Braves. He was one of three players who came from the AA Mississippi in Myrtle Beach to play for the AAA Gwinett in Georgia. The Grand Bahamian, known for his speed having had an impressive junior career as a track and field sprinter, is currently playing in the outfield where he has been holding his own. Richardson, along with Albert Cartwright, who is now playing with the Lanchester Jethawks in the Cali fornia League, are two Bahamians on the verge of cracking the big times. While there were countless Bahamians who paraded through the minor leagues before Richardson and Cartwright, there were only five who excelled all the way to the top. They were Ed Armbrister, whose career went from 1973-1977 with the Cincinnati Reds, and the late Wilfred Culmer (1983 Indians, Tony Curry (1960-1966 the Philadelphia Phillies and Cleveland Indians, Wenty Ford (1973 the Atlanta Braves and Andre Rodgers (1957-1967 York Giants, San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates. The recent success of the Freedom Farm based under-12 team winning the Cal Ripken Little League World Series gave us all something to cheer about, other than track and field. But with Richardson so close to securing a spot on Braves team bring back memories of days gone by when Bahamians all cheered for the five former Major Leaguers. Regatta committee FROM page nine Wallace was able to take advantage of the daily fee of $60 per person that was inclusive of the training, lodgingand meals. During the training, Maynard said they got a chance to view some disabled athletes from China, whom he said performed just as admirably as the normal players. They were there training for the Para Olympics, he said. Some of them were playing with one arm against the top players and they were putting on a show for us. Maynard said he also got the opportunity to watch youngsters from age seven and up playing like world class players. They were hitting the ball hard and consistently, he said. You had to be there to see it to believe it. They were extremely good. They were consistent at it. The whole event, according to Maynard, gave him a good indication of why table tennis was the national sport of China, who have had nation al teams compete in the past three Olympic Games and seven World Table Tennis Championships. Now that they have wet their feet, Maynard said the federation intend to take another team to the training camp next year. Hopefully he said the cost will be more economic for those interested in traveling. The federation, headed by Geof frey McPhee, got started with competition at the Oakes Field Sports Center before they moved to the Bail lou Hills Golf Club and then the Government High School Auditorium, later known as the College of the Bahamas. Today, the federation has its home base at the YWCA building on JFK Drive. While Maynard was instru mental in the early days of the federation, persons such as Samuel Gar diner, Felton Cox, Carl Stubbs, Adri an Rollins and Geoffrey McPhee have kept the sport alive. Persons who are interested in learning the game and becoming a part of the federation can meet with executives and players every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at the YWCA on Dolphin Drive or the YMCA in Grand Bahama. T able tennis FROM page nine N yjer Morgan races in the A Class. On Sunday, the final race in the B Class will get underway at 1:30 p.m. The final race in the A Class will follow. Some $40,000 in cash and trophies will be presented to the winners dur ing King Eric Gibsons 76th birthday on September 23. Local businessmen Craig Flowers, Sir Durward Knowles, Peter Nygard, Mike Stubbs and Al Collie are sponsoring the regatta in honor of King Eric Gibson, a living entertainment, golf and sailing icon. Sports Notes FROM page nine