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Locals hit out
as boy recovers
from shooting

By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

THE area where a 13-year-
old schoolboy was shot has
been described by the com-
munity as a “student war
zone”.

As Rashad Rolle, an eighth
grade T A Thompson student,
regained consciousness in hos-
pital yesterday after under-
going intense surgery for gun-
shot injuries to his head, shop
owners, parents and residents
in the Baillou Hill Road area
voiced concern yesterday that
the shooting has signaled an
escalation of violence in the
area where numerous prima-
ry and high schools are locat-
ed.

The community members
all claim that Monday’s shoot-
ing stemmed from a wide-
spread fight between students,
a mix of uniformed and plain-
clothed youngsters.

One shop owner, who wit-
nessed the initial brawl
between students, said: “What
happened [on Monday] was

senseless. Just senseless.
Every day they [students] are
out there fighting, throwing
rock, throwing bottles - just
being rambunctious. Before
this, it was just rocks or bot-
tles, or knives, but you know
what’s going to happen now
right? Now that there are
guns involved, there ain’t no
turning back.”

The shop owner admitted
while he could not see the
shooter or the act because of
the mass confusion, due to the
severity of the young man’s
injuries, it was highly unlikely
that it could have been a
“stray bullet”.

Police however remain
tight-lipped over the “inci-
dent” which led to the shoot-
ing of the young boy, amid
claims by witnesses his gun-
man was another student.

According to police reports,
the boy was said to have been
waiting at a bus stop at John
Road, off Baillou Hill Road,
with other students when "an
incident" occurred shortly

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School staff
thwart teen
suicide bid

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

A TEENAGER’S bid to
commit suicide was thwarted
by staff at Anatol Rodgers
High School yesterday.

The 15-year-old is said to
have tried to take his own life
using a pair scissors but was
quickly stopped by an admin-
istrator. However, he received
some injuries and was taken
to hospital for treatment. The

SEE page eight

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

POLICE ON PATROL: Parents of Naomi Blatch Primary School students are shown above escorting their children from school as police
officers stationed at the street corner look on. Pedestrians along the Baillou Hill Road strip noted a considerable increase in patrol officers
yesterday following Monday’s incident which led to the shooting of a 13-year-old junior high school student.

Man found inside
shark is identified —

POLICE have identified the man
found inside the belly of a 12ft Tiger }

Shark caught in the Bahamas by his
fingerprints.

Initial tests indicate missing boater

Judson Newton was eaten by the
shark, confirmed Assistant Commis-
sioner Hulan Hanna.

However police are awaiting the
results of further DNA tests to con-
firm his identity. Up to press time it
was still unknown if Mr Newton was
alive or dead when he was eaten.

Mr Newton and his friend Franklin

Roosevelt Brown were both reported
missing after a boating trip with three

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| Calls made for Earl |

Deveaux to resign |

By MEGAN
REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff
Reporter
mreynolds@
tribunemedia.net

CALLS were made
yesterday for the resig-
nation of Environment
Minister Ear] Deveaux
over plans to develop
Bell Island in the Exu-
ma Cays Land and Sea Park.

Dr Deveaux said he was minded to
approve plans submitted by Island of

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_ Body of 45-year-old

woman discovered

By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

THE body of a 45-year-old woman
was discovered yesterday, the second
to be found within 24 hours.

Police had no leads into her death,
or her identity up to press time last
night.

The woman was found naked on
the floor of her one-bedroom effi-
ciency at the rear of a home on Cow-
pen Road.

Though partially decomposed, there

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THE TRIBUNE



2,000 cash reward offered for
information on boy’s shooting

Community
makes pledge
after ‘repulsive’
violence

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

AN “outraged” community
association has pledged a $2,000
cash reward to anyone with infor-
mation that will lead to the arrest
and conviction of the gunman or
gunmen who shot a 13-year-old
boy in the head.

The Bain and Grants Town
Association said the reward mon-
ey is part of a clear message to the
criminal element that citizens will
not sit passively while "repulsive"
acts are committed against the
nation's youth.

The young victim is a student at
T A Thompson Junior High
School and his shooter is believed
to be another male student.

The student was at a bus stop
at John Road, off Baillou Hill
Road, after school hours with oth-
er students when gunshots were
fired shortly before 4pm yester-
day.

Reports from witnesses in the
area indicate that a fight broke
out moments before the shooting.

The boy was reported to have
sustained injuries to the left side of
his head and was taken to hospital
by ambulance. It is unclear if
police suspect the boy was the
intended target or shot by a stray
bullet.

Reverend C B Moss, president
of the association, spoke out





CRIME SCENE: Police on the scene on Monday after the shooting at John Road, off Baillou Hill Road.

against the "repulsive" violence
yesterday.

"Although the victim is not a
resident of Bain and Grants Town
and was only passing through, the
tragedy occurred in our commu-
nity. Our outrage is such that we
are not prepared to stand idly by

and accept this kind of repulsive
action in our community,” said Mr
Moss.

At last report, the boy remained
in critical condition in hospital.

The shooting occurred a few
hours before the association and
anti-crime advocates Bahamas

Against Crime met for a leaders
conference on crime in the dis-
trict.

The shooting is similar to a 2008
attack on schoolboy DeAngelo
Cargill.

In January of that year, 18-year-
old Cargill was shot in the chest at

around 3.30pm during a during a
drive-by shooting as he stood on a
crowded bus stop at the junction
of Bay and Frederick Streets in
the busy downtown area.

He died in hospital hours later.
Police believe Cargill was the vic-
tim of a case of mistaken identity.

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LEGAL advocacy is a
critical skill needed for the
administration of justice in
the Bahamas, according to

organisers of a three-day
advocacy training work-
shop.

Moreno Hamilton, vice
president of the Bahamas
Middle Temple Society
said “justice being deliv-
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thoroughly an advocate
prepares a case.

“The onus is on you to
execute; to ensure every-
thing is in order,” said Mr
Hamilton.

There were more than 40
participants on the open-
ing day of the training ses-
sion yesterday. Eleven of
the participants were mem-
bers of the Royal Bahamas
Police Force, seven of
which were police prosecu-
tors. Only two of the nine
trained counsels are actu-
ally attorneys, according to
Inspector Clifford Daxon,
one of the police partici-
pants.

Commissioner Ellison
Greenslade spoke during
the opening session, say-
ing: “Our participation is
in keeping with our com-
mitment to work even
more closely with the
Attorney General’s Office
to strengthen criminal
prosecution by deploying
trained police attorneys
and the most capable
police prosecutors to the
courts.”

“We also appreciate the
need to work with the AG
office to improve case file
preparation, to reduce time
between arrest and prose-
cution especially for gun
crimes, serious harm cases
and similar offences.

“It is our hope therefore
that the training initiative
is the start of many posi-
tive undertakings which
will strengthen our resolve
and enhance our capabili-
ties in the public and crim-
inal justice arenas,” said
Commissioner Greenslade.

The training was a first
for the Caribbean and is
being conducted by the
Middle Temple Hall, a
London based legal soci-
ety, according to Mr
Hamilton.

It was supported by the
Bahamas Bar Association,
and said to be in line with
the “promised education
component” of the Associ-
ation.

“This civil and criminal



advocacy training seminar
comes at a very opportune
time in our court practice
and for advocacy generally.
Presently, the Bar is
reviewing draft new rules
of the Supreme Court and
a new Criminal Procedure
Code,” said Ruth Bowe-
Darville, president of the
Bahamas Bar Association

“The course itself has
come with the endorse-
ment of the Chief Justice,
the President of the Court
of Appeal and Sir George
Newman.

OPENING SESSION:
Police Commissioner Ellison
Greenslade spoke as the
workshop got underway

“The Chief Justice, in his
recent address to the Bar,
stressed the need for
improved advocacy skills
at the Bar and implored
lawyers to consider their
lack thereof.

“Our only regret about
this course is the limited
number of spaces available,
and as could not be avoid-
ed, the cost,” said Mrs
Bowe-Darville.

Participants in the three
day workshop will benefit
from “tips on picking
through their cases, learn-
ing about mistakes, hesita-
tion and bad habits fre-
quently practised in court”,
among other strategies.

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LOCAL NEWS

New Jersey cop recounts being shot in chest

By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter

nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

A VETERAN New Jersey
cop testifying yesterday at the
trial of the man accused of his
attempted murder, recounted
the horror of staring down the
long barrel of a revolver, then
being shot in the chest.

Sergeant John Casper, a 25
year veteran of the Bergenfield
New Jersey Police Depart-
ment, told jurors that he feared
he was going to die after a gun-
man shot him on the Cable
Beach strip in May 2008.

Bradley Saunders, 23, and
Ebenezer Sherman, 19, are on
trial for the attempted murder

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AN AIRPORT Authority
worker was arraigned in
Magistrates Court yesterday
in connection with the dis-
covery of $5,000 worth of
cocaine.

Police have charged Terrel
Williams with possession of
cocaine with the intent to
supply.

Williams was allegedly
found in possession of 4.78
ounces of cocaine.

The accused was arraigned
before Deputy Chief Magis-
trate Carolita Bethell and
pleaded not guilty to the
charge.

He was granted bail in the
sum of $10,000. The case has
been adjourned to May 23,
2010.

A JAMAICAN man was
arraigned in Magistrates
Court yesterday, charged in
connection with the discov-
ery of four fields of marijua-
na last week.

Veron St Tardo Gayle, 27,
appeared before Deputy
Chief Magistrate Carolita
Bethell in Court One, Bank
Lane, charged with posses-
sion of marijuana with the
intent to supply and cultiva-
tion of dangerous drugs.

It is alleged that on Fri-
day, September 10, the
accused was found in pos-
session of a quantity of mar-
ijuana which authorities
believed he intended to sup-
ply to others.

Court dockets also allege
that the accused cultivated
dangerous drugs.

Some 25,000 plants were
discovered in a bushy area
one mile off Deep Creek,
Eleuthera by Drug Enforce-
ment Unit (DEU) officers
and South Eleuthera police.

Gayle pleaded not guilty
to the charge and was
remanded to prison. He is
expected back in court on
Thursday for a bail hearing.

TWO BAHAMAS Electricity
Corporation employees
accused of stealing copper
wiring from a ZNS radio
transmitter site two weeks
ago were granted $20,000
bail yesterday.

Robert Johnson, 57, and
Joseph Rigby, 43, who were
arraigned before Deputy
Chief Magistrate Carolita
Bethell last week on charges
of stealing and causing dam-
age, were back in court yes-
terday for a bail hearing.

It is alleged that on Thurs-
day, September 2, the two
men stole 150 feet of copper
straps valued at $1,317.50. It
is further alleged that the two
men caused damage in the
amount of $90,388.20 to tun-
ing equipment belonging to
the Broadcasting Corpora-
tion of the Bahamas.

After the copper wiring
went missing, ZNS radio's
1540AM station went off air.
The station is now being
transmitted on the FM fre-
quency as an interim mea-
sure while ZNS works to
repair and restore the equip-
ment.

Johnson and Rigby, who
according to police are BEC
technicans/ labourers, have
pleaded not guilty to the
charges and have opted for a
summary trial in Magistrates
Court.

They were granted $20,000
bail with two sureties. Their
case has been adjourned to
May 19.



of Mr Casper and the attempt-
ed armed robbery of Joan
Algios.

Mr Casper recalled that he
had travelled to the Bahamas
on May 12, to meet up with
some friends at the Blue Water
Resort, Cable Beach.

The witness said the incident
occurred at around 9.30pm on
May 14, while he was walking
along the Cable Beach strip.

He recalled that while his
girlfriend Susan and her friend
Betty walked ahead he had
decided to walk along with his
girlfriend’s mother, Mary, and
aunt, Joan.

Mr Casper said they had
passed the home of former
Prime Minister Perry Christie

when he noticed two men in
white T-shirts standing on
Ruby Street.

The witness said he contin-
ued to observe the men as they
travelled east along the Cable
Beach strip and said to them
men, “How are you doing
tonight,” while observing them
as they walked along.

“We continued to walk and
then I heard Joan scream and
heard her body hit the
ground,” Mr Casper told the
court.

He said that turned around,
his hand flew into the air and
he fell backwards. It was then
that he said that saw the barrel
of a dark colored revolver
pointing at him.

Mr Casper said that he
looked at the gunman, who
appeared frightened.

He described the gunman
as being taller, more slender
and of darker complexion than
his accomplice.

Mr Casper recalled seeing
a muzzle flash and feeling an
“incredible” amount of pain
in his chest. He told the court
that at that point his girl-
friend’s aunt Joan was being
dragged by another assailant.

Mr Casper said he looked
at the assailants and said,
“You shot me,” then watched
as the men ran down the
street.

He said Betty and Susan
then ran to him.

Mr Casper said that he
began to have trouble breath-
ing and held his hand on his
chest to step the bleeding, but
to no avail.

He said that he told Susan
he needed to get to a hospital
and she stepped into the road
in an effort to stop an oncom-
ing car.

Mr Casper recalled that
Stephanie Carroll stopped and
offered them her car. He also
told the court that Warren
Johnson, an off duty police
officer, also came to his aid
and drove him to hospital.

Mr Casper recalled that he
was taken to hospital where
he was treated.

He said that he remained in

hospital until May 19 when he
was flown to the United
States. Mr Casper recalled that
he was taken to Hackensack
Medical Centre in New Jer-
sey, where he remained in
intensive care for two more
days until the bullet was
removed from his back.

The trial resumes today
before Senior Justice Anita
Allen.

Olivia Nixon-Pratt and
Anthony Delaney are prose-
cuting the case.

Cecil Hilton and Donna
Major are representing Saun-
ders.

Sherman is being represent-
ed by attorney Godfrey ‘Pro’
Pinder.



1. TOUR: Project manager Iram Lewis takes a group on a tour of the stadium.
2. MODEL: A three-dimensional model of the national stadium now under construction.

National Stadium construction ‘on
target for June 2011 completion’

THE 15,000-seat national
stadium is on target for a
June 2011 completion, when
it will be ready to contribute
to sporting, cultural, and
tourism events, government
officials said.

“This will position us bet-
ter for sports tourism,” said
Tyrone Sawyer, director of
Sports Tourism in the Min-
istry of Tourism and Avia-
tion.

“Tt will give us the oppor-
tunity in conjunction with
our hotel partners to host
quite a bit of different events
here in the Bahamas, and
from a sports tourism per-
spective our goal is to stimu-
late sporting events that will
bring people to the Bahamas
to spectate and participate.”

Phase one of the stadium

will feature two grand stands.
The western grand stand will
seat 12,000 and the eastern
grand stand will seat 3,000,
but its seating will be able to
be expanded in the second
phase of development.

The seating at both grand
stands will be covered, and
even thunder storms will
pose little threat since light-
ning arrestors will be in
place on roof tops, officials
said.

Fibre optics will be
installed for state-of-the-art
broadcast communications
and a sprinkler system and
wheel-chair access have also
been included in the design.

Project manager Iram
Lewis said top-notch crafts-
manship has gone into the
$30-million project funded

by the Chinese government.
Bahamians can be confident
that a well-built stadium will
be turned over to the gov-
ernment, he said.

“The tradesmen leave
marks on the areas they
work in,” he said. “The
blocks that they lay, the
forms that they put up, they
put their signature on them.
So if it is defective and they
have to take it down, it
comes out of their salary.”

Mr Lewis said the policy
encourages the builders to
deliver an exceptional job
from the outset.

The construction of the
national stadium is a part of
an overall development plan
for the sporting area that will
include substantial enhance-
ments over several years.

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POLICE are questioning
an 18-year-old man in con-
nection with the stabbing
death of an Abaco resident.

The male victim, whose
identity has not been released
by police, was stabbed
around 4.45pm on Monday
at Curry Lane in Murphy
Town, Abaco.

Police found the body lying
face-up in the driveway of a
home at Curry Lane, having
suffered stab wounds to the
stomach.

Initial reports indicate the
victim and another man got
into a fight and at some point
the victim was stabbed.

He was taken to the local

clinic where he was pro-
nounced dead.

The Tribune understands
that the victim's body was
flown into New Providence
yesterday to be identified by
family members living in the
capital.

Police are also investigat-
ing the armed robbery of a
Texaco service station. Short-
ly after 4am yesterday, two
men — both armed with hand-
guns — reportedly burst into
the station and demanded
cash.

The culprits robbed the gas
station of an undetermined
amount of cash and fled the
area on foot into the nearby

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Gulf drilling pace slows in shallow water

The drilling moratorium enacted after the
BP oil spill applies only to the deepwater
Gulf of Mexico. Yet energy exploration in the
Gulf's shallow waters has come to a virtual
standstill as drillers grapple with tougher U.S.
federal rules since the spill.

The pace at which regulators grant drilling
permits in water less than 500 feet (150
meters) deep slowed sharply this summer,
an Associated Press analysis of government
data shows. Just four of 10 shallow-water
drilling applications were approved from
June through August; 15 applications were
sought and approved in the same period last
year.

Environmental groups are encouraged.
But drilling executives say the new rules,
which require them to produce detailed spill-
response plans and estimates for worst-case
scenarios, are adding millions of dollars in
costs and causing delays that have led to lay-
offs. Executives worry that when the Obama
administration lifts the six-month moratorium
on deepwater drilling, where the risks are
greater, the permitting process will be even
slower.

These worries grew after the Sept. 2 fire on
an oil and gas platform owned by Mariner
Energy that was working in the Gulf's shallow
waters. Thirty-one out of 47 rigs used for
shallow-water drilling in the Gulf will be out
of work by the end of September, industry
officials say.

"It certainly appears there's some kind of
agenda in place” to punish offshore drillers,
says Kurt Hoffman, chief operating officer of
Houston-based Seahawk Drilling, which pro-
vides drilling services in shallow Gulf waters.
The company has laid off 200 to 300 workers
since the BP spill.

Federal regulators say they're sympathet-
ic to the industry's frustrations and they're not
trying to curtail drilling in the Gulf — only
make it safer.

"We will not approve applications until
and unless they fully comply with the new
requirements," Michael Bromwich, director
of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Manage-
ment, Regulation and Enforcement, said
Monday in a statement.

Bromwich told reporters Tuesday that in
response to the industry complaints, he might
temporarily reassign employees from other
offices to the Gulf to speed up permits for
shallow-water drilling.

Shallow-water drilling has been the heart of
the offshore industry for decades. Ninety-
eight percent of the 3,400 platforms operating
in the Gulf are in shallow water. They pro-
duce 30 percent of the Gulf's oil and rough-
ly two-thirds of its natural gas. In recent
years, oil giants like BP and Royal Dutch

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Shell have pushed into deeper waters to find
bigger oil and gas fields.

Immediately after the deadly April 20
explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, the
government put in place a six-month mora-
torium on drilling at any depth. On June 8, it
lifted the moratorium on new shallow-water
drilling.

The AP analysis of government data shows
that, from 2007 until just before the BP spill,
605 shallow-water permits were submitted
and 576 were approved. From January
through April of this year, 45 permits were
sought and 44 were approved.

Still, over time the vast majority of drilling
applications are likely to be granted — it's
just that the process will take longer, accord-
ing to Melissa Schwartz, a spokeswoman for
the ocean energy management agency.

The reduction in applications in recent
months is a reflection of drillers’ uncertainty
about the new rules, industry officials say.

And drillers say complying with the new
rules hasn't been easy. They must hire inde-
pendent experts to review well designs and
certify that spill-prevention equipment —
the very equipment that failed BP — will
stop the flow of oil if there is an accident.

The government has held weekly confer-
ence calls with oil industry officials to explain
the new rules. Still, industry officials say they
remain perplexed by some requirements —
like how to calculate worst-case spill scenar-
ios for an exploratory well.

"We just started asking them, 'Tell us what
you want,'" says Seahawk's Hoffman. "It's
still really confusing.”

Shares of shallow-water drillers have tum-
bled sharply since the BP spill. Seahawk
shares are down 59 percent; those of another
driller, Nabors Industries, are off 14 percent.

Shallow-water wells are considered less
risky than deepwater wells, and easier to
repair if damaged because they can be
reached by divers.

But major accidents have happened in shal-
low water. The 1979 Ixtoc oil spill — the
biggest in the Gulf until the Deepwater Hori-
zon disaster — was caused by the blowout of
a well in just 160 feet (50 meters) of water.
Last year's Montara spill off the western
coast of Australia was caused by an explosion
on a rig in 250 feet (75 meters).

The deepwater moratorium is in effect
until Nov. 30, though regulators have indi-
cated they're considering lifting it earlier.

Environmentalists say the government
should remain stingy about approving drilling
permits.

This article is by Chris Kahn and David
Koenig, AP Business Writers



Fred Mitchell:
My meeting
about fate of
City Markets

LETTERS

EDITOR, The Tribune.

On the 1st September, The
Nassau Guardian carried a
story with an interview with
Derek Winford, the CEO of
Bahamas Supermarkets Ltd.,
which does business in The
Bahamas as City Markets.
The story said that I attended
a meeting with the CEO to
discuss my intervention in the
press on behalf of my con-
stituents about the fate of City
Markets. The story said that
it was expected that I would
issue a statement subsequent
to my meeting and I now do
so.

In The Tribune 28th
August, the CEO Derek Win-
ford said that City Markets is
in business to stay in busi-
ness. I welcome that state-
ment. Aside from Mr. Win-
ford’s response, there were
two other responses in the
press to my
intervention. Mine was a sim-
ple intervention that
expressed concern for my
constituents who work at City
Markets, noted the issues in
the store about inventory and
equipment, and in the face of
those fears of my constituents
who are employees of the
store, I asked the Ministry of
Labour to intervene both in a
formal and informal way to
seek to protect the rights of
the workers at the store.

There is a history in this
country of companies that are
foreign owned promising that
all is well right up until the
day they shut the doors and
the owners abscond, leaving
the workers swinging their
hands.

The Minister of Labour
has the authority to intervene
to protect the workers in law,
not for the government to
save the company but to pro-
tect the workers.

I think the two responses
by Rick Lowe of the right
wing Nassau Institute (6th
September) and Jerome R.
Pinder (1st September) are
perverse and knee jerk. My
simple intervention got trans-
lated by these two unbridled
market forces men to mean
that I was interfering in busi-
ness in The Bahamas and
advocating that City Markets
be saved by the Govern-
ment. Wonders never cease

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from the usual suspects.
There are times when such an
intervention by the govern-
ment is appropriate, but we
are not there yet with City
Markets.

My simple intervention
was for the Minister of
Labour to ask the company
what is going on and to seek
assurances that the rights of
workers are being protected. I
did meet with Mr. Winford. It
was a good meeting, which
reviewed the difficulties that
the company faces. It appears
that they are suffering from
a bad market, some issues
relating to the management
choices made by the company
when it was first bought by
the Barbados cum Trinidadi-
an company and from pilfer-
age, euphemistically called
“shrinkage”.

The Bahamas Supermar-
kets CEO assured me that
money is not being taken out
of The Bahamas, but is in fact
being put into The Bahamas
by Neal and Massey, the ulti-
mate owners of the company.
He assured me that his com-
pany has a long term com-
mitment to the success of City
Markets. It appeared to me
that there was a communica-
tions problem internally with
the staff, which he also
assured me he would seek to
correct by visiting all stores
and speaking to the employ-
ees. I am advised that he has
done so.

It is not an easy decision
for a Member of Parliament
to decide to intervene in mat-
ters of this kind, because the
question is — where does the
greater public interest lie: in

trying quiet diplomacy or in
making the matter public and
risking further harm to the
company that you really hope
to save? I chose the route of
public intervention. One of
the roles of a Member of Par-
liament is to shape the public
debate and to air issues that
would normally not see the
light of day. I hope that in
making the intervention that I
did, I have served the larger
public interest.

There are thousands of
Bahamian shareholders of
City Markets who are wait-
ing for a return to profitabili-
ty. A half hour meeting with a
CEO is not a forensic audit,
so one never knows, but the
meeting seemed a sincere
effort to correct some impres-
sions and to urge continued
patience as the company
works its way back to prof-
itability.

I want to thank Mr. Win-
ford for the seriousness with
which he has dealt with this
matter and his commitment
to making things work. I will
continue to monitor the situ-
ation. I hope for all of our
sakes that the company suc-
ceeds, including for the sake
of the naysaying Rick Lowe,
who may well not have had
General Motors vehicles to
sell but for the intervention
of the US Government and
who, I assume, sells some of
his cars to those same City
Market employees. It should
go without saying that if those
employees are without work
then they won’t be able to buy
any cars from Nassau Motors,
which, after all, is presumably
a main aim of his life.

FRED MITCHELL,
MP Fox Hill,
Nassau,

September 7, 2010.

Was it money well spent?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Any money spent in a community for the residents of that
particular community can be considered money well spent
however, looking at the park one can see that it is in a
deplorable state. Discredit should not be on Honourable
Branville McCartney but the uncaring and destructive resi-
dents who have no self-respect and pride for their community.
Oftentime when parks are repaired the very next day equip-
ment is stolen or destroyed. With individuals of that nature no
amount of money is ever sufficient.

MICHAEL CLARKE
Nassau,
September 14, 2010.

Pictures are not of our park

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I find your article absolutely misleading and quite frankly I

am surprised at The Tribune.

I live in the Fairview Heights area and the pictures displayed
in today’s Tribune are not pictures of our park!

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LOCAL NEWS



Warning for boaters
and swimmers ahead >
of Hurricane Igor

Bahamas
could see
sea swells,
high waves

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

BOATERS and swim-
mers are being warned to
watch out for high waves,
sea swells and rip currents
as category four Hurricane
Igor passes to the east of the
Bahamas in the next few
days.

There were some mis-
leading reports on certain
US cable news channels yes-
terday which suggested
Hurricane Igor was “headed
for the Bahamas”, howev-
er, it appears the broadcast-
ers were making the com-
mon mistake of interchang-
ing Bermuda and Bahamas.

According to the latest
information on the hurri-
cane’s trajectory, the storm
will in fact have no serious
impact on the Bahamian
islands.

“Bermuda will take more
of a hit from the system. It’s
going to pass well east of
the Bahamas,” said Justin
Povick, meteorologist with
US-based forecasters



GATHERING STORM: This satellite image from ons, provided by NOAA, shows Hurricane Igor
east of the Northern Leeward Islands and Tropical Storm Julia, right, south-southwest of the Cape

Verde Islands.

Accuweather.com.

Mr Povick said that by
Thursday or Friday “ecast-
ern-facing” Bahamian
islands “are looking at
increased wave action,
(including) waves coming
up to eight, perhaps 12
feet.”

“Storm surge is not an
issue or heavy rain as the
hurricane will be far
removed from the islands,”
he added.

Mr Povick projected that
Nassau and Freeport will
see smaller waves and swells
of between four and seven
feet in height, with rip cur-
rents also a danger in these
areas.

Yesterday afternoon,
Hurricane Igor was located
at 18.3 degrees north and
52.4 degrees west, moving
west northwest at nine miles
per hour.

Unlike Hurricane Earl,

Deputy Port Controller earns
Master of Science degree

Shannondor Harold
Evans travels to
England for milestone

SHANNONDOR HAROLD EVANS,
Grand Bahama’s Deputy Port Controller,
has earned a Master of Science degree in
Criminal Justice Administration from
Leicester University, Leicester, England.

Mr Evans travelled to England in July
to receive his degree. He was accompanied
by his wife, Estelle, and their daughter,
Shannon. Present to celebrate this milestone
with Mr Evans and his family were High
Commissioner and former Commissioner
of Police, Mr Paul Farquharson and Mrs
Sharon Farquharson.

Mr Evans is currently serving as Deputy
Port Controller in charge of the Grand
Bahama office. He recently retired from the
Royal Bahamas Police Force as an Assistant
Commissioner of Police after serving for 36
years.

Tenure

During his tenure with the Force Mr
Evans was awarded (QPM) Queen's Police
Medal and second place in the Caribbean in
the Association of Caribbean Chiefs of
Police and Motorola Community Policing
Contest for his Community Policing Initia-
tive “The Police Are My Friends!” He was
also the 1998 winner of the sea Shell Award
as the Most Outstanding Civil Servant for
the year 1997/1998 in Freeport, Grand
Bahama. In 2005, he was honoured by the
Farm Road Constituency as a deserving
father.

Mr Evans is the recipient of several cer-
tificates, including a Postgraduate Certifi-
cate in Criminal Justice and Police Man-
agement from the University of Leicester; a
certificate in Criminal Justice and Police
Management from the National Police
Training College, Bramshill, England; a cer-
tificate in Criminal Investigations from the
United States Navy/FBI Caribbean Police
School in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands;
certificate in Fingerprints and Police Pho-
tography from the West Yorkshire, Metro-
politan Police Academy, Wakefield, Eng-
land; certificate in Civil and Criminal Inves-
tigation and Identification from the Insti-
tute of Applied Science, Chicago, U.S.A.;
certificate on Control of Narcotics Enforce-
ment from the Institute for International
Cooperation in Tokyo, Japan. Additionally,



MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE:
Shannondor Harold Evans

Mr Evans has participated in numerous sem-
inars and attended many in addition to
which he has participated in numerous
courses organized and/or conducted by the
Police Training College.

Mr Evans is also the developer of a “Cus-
tomer Service Presentation” that he was
mandated by the Commissioner of Police
to present to each division of the force. In
addition to making the presentation to all
divisions of the Force, Mr Evans has also
made his presentation to various govern-
ment and private sector agencies throughout
The Bahamas, as well as to Canadian Police
Officers at City Hall in Richmond, British
Columbia, Canada, and to officers in the
Turks and Caicos Islands.

During his tenure as a police officer Mr
Evans, who joined the force in 1974, served
as Commandant of the Police Training Col-
lege as well as Officer in Charge of various
divisions, stations and units including: Drug
Enforcement Unit and Eastern Division
(Grand Bahama); Paradise Island Bridge
Station, Central Division and Eastern Divi-
sion and Uniform Branches, New Provi-
dence District (New Providence).

Mr Evans expects to enrol in the March
2011 intake with the University of Leicester
to continue his studies in the PhD pro-
gramme in Criminology.

the storm is not forecast to
have a significant impact on
the east coast of the US, as
it is expected to turn more
northwards.

Meanwhile, Hurricane
Julia has formed in the
wake of Igor. It is currently
located around 350 miles to
the west of the Cape Verde
islands off the coast of
Africa and is not expected
to make landfall but to stay
out over the Atlantic.

- Gunman holds up woman, steals her car

: By ALISON LOWE
: Tribune Staff Reporter
i i alowe@tribunemedia.net

A GUNMAN held up a woman on Saturday, ordered
E her out of her car and then sped off with the stolen vehicle.
: The incident occurred at around 11.20pm on Saturday in
i the area of Soldier Road and Chenile Avenue, east of

i East Street.

“Police responded and received information that a

? woman was sitting in white 2006 Honda Accord — licence
: plate number 234359 — when a dark male allegedly armed
i with a handgun entered the vehicle and ordered the female
? out,” press liaison officer Set Chrislyn Skippings said in the
i crime report.

After the woman got out of the car the culprit fled the

i area in the vehicle, travelling north on Chenille Avenue.

The car was discovered a short while later on Armeryl-

! lis Avenue in Garden Hills, having been set on fire. Police
i are investigating.

Police recognised for one of region's
highest homicide detection rates

THE Royal Bahamas

: Police Force (RBPF) has
? been recognised for having
? one of the highest homicide
:? detection rates in the region
i by being awarded the Excel-
? lence Award from the Inter-
? national Homicide Investi-
? gation Association (IHIA).

The IHIA invited the

? RBPF to participate in its
? annual symposium, which
? was held in Sparks, Nevada
i from August 8-13.

Due to the fact that

? Bahamas homicide investi-
? gators worked closely with
i the Federal Bureau of Inves-
tigation (FBI) on many cas-
? es, American authorities
? were aware of the efforts of
i the RBPF detectives.

The IHIA award was

i accepted by Supt Leon
i Bethell, officer in-charge of
i the Central Detective Unit;
i Assistant Supt Bernard K
? Bonamy, officer in-charge of
i Homicide, and Inspector
i? Solomon Cash, Assistant
? Director of Homicide.

The officers participated

i in training and intelligence
i sessions throughout the
? week-long symposium, gain-
i ing pertinent information
i and skills concerning the lat-
i est in crime fighting tech-
i niques.

The IHIA made special
mention of Commissioner
Ellison Greenslade and invit-
ed him to participate as a lec-
turer during the 2011 sym-
posium.

The symposium, which
brings together detectives
from law enforcement agen-
cies around the world, laud-
ed the RBPF for its excel-
lent detection rate, and has
already committed to spon-
soring training for other
members of the force.

The IHIA’s primary mis-
sion is to assist law enforce-
ment agencies with leader-
ship training, resources and
expertise that will enhance
their ability to solve cases.

By merging all of the dis-
ciplines together, the IHIA
said it aims to nurture inter-
agency cooperation; build
professional relationships;
encourage exchange of infor-
mation related to case man-
agement investigation and
prosecution strategy.

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LOCAL NEWS

Partnership prompts
$1,000 account for
Home for the Aged

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Discovery
Cruise Lines and Kelly’s
Freeport Ltd have partnered
in establishing a $1,000
account at Kelly’s to assist
The Home for the Aged.

Janet Toussant, Discov-
ery’s on-island representa-
tive, said the cruise line is
pleased to be able to assist
the organisation that is cele-
brating 20 years of service
to senior citizens in the
Freeport community.

Ms Toussant said Discov-
ery has agreed to give $1,000
worth of cruise tickets to
Kelly’s, which has agreed to
open an account at its store
for the Home to purchase
materials needed for repairs
and maintenance.

Lynne Fraino, human
resource and marketing
manager at Kelly’s, said the

Discovery Cruise
Lines and Kelly’s
Freeport Ltd team up

company was very happy to
come onboard again with
Discovery to assist the
Home.

The announcement was
made on Monday at Kelly’s
on Yellow Pine Street. Also
present were Mrs Lynn
Lowe, owner of Kelly’s, and
Home administrator Agatha
Thompson.

Ms Toussaint said a dona-
tion box was also placed
onboard the ship so that
crew members and passen-
gers can make a monetary
donation to the Home.

“We know that the power
and water bills have been a
big burden for the Home
and we will match the mon-

ey donated and present the
full amount to Mrs Thomp-
son at the Home sometime
in December,” she said.

Ms Toussant commended
Kelly’s for partnering with
them and encouraged other
corporate businesses to
assist the Home.

Lynne Fraino said Kelly’s
is always willing to assist
charitable organisations,
such as the Home for the
Aged.

She said the barter
arrangement with Discov-
ery will not only benefit the
Home, but also their
employees.

“Thanks to Discovery we
will use $1,000 of cruise tick-



Derek Carroll Photography

DISCOVERY Cruise Lines and Kelly's Freeport Ltd have partnered to offer assistance to the Home of
the Aged. Seen from left are Lynne Fraino, human resource and marketing manager at Kelly’s, Agatha
Thompson, administrator Home for the Aged, Janet Toussant, Discovery Cruise Line on-island
representative, and Mrs Lynn Lowe, owner of Kelly’s Freeport.

ets for our employees and
we will set up an account for
which Home will shop for
supplies and goods they
need,” she said.

Agatha Thompson said
the Home currently caters
to 12 senior citizens. She
thanked Discovery and Kel-
ly’s for their assistance.

“Our doors have only
remained open through ven-
tures such as this, and Dis-
covery has always been our
biggest supporter, in terms
of funds and assistance,” she

said.

Ms Thompson thanked
the entire Grand Bahama
community for supporting
the facility over the past 20
years.

“As we approach our
twentieth anniversary we are
encouraging the entire GB
to assist us with fundraising,
personal donations, visits,
and repair work to the build-
ing which is always a large
chunk of our budget,” she
said.

Because of financial chal-

lenges, Mrs Thompson said
the home has been down-
sized to 12 residents. She
noted that other senior citi-
zen residences have now
been opened on the island.
Ms Thompson said the
Home has planned activities
to commemorate its 20th
anniversary, including a
Thanksgiving Church Ser-
vice on October 17 at the
Community at Heart Taber-
nacle Church on Coral
Road, and a Grill Out on
October 30 to raise funds.

Calls made for the Minister
of Environment to resign

FROM page one

Discovery Limited, under-
stood to be billionaire Islam-
ic leader the Aga Khan. He
also admitted accepting a
free ride in the Aga Khan’s
helicopter to attend a film
screening in Abaco before
going on to Bell Island with
BNT executives the next
day.

However, former PLP
MP Philip Smith said:
“Does this sound familiar
to anyone else?

“Tn late 2006, Shane Gib-
son, quite correctly,
resigned from Cabinet in a
similar matter involving a
permanent residency per-

mit for an American enter-
tainer.

“Maybe when he tenders
his resignation from Cabi-
net, Dr Deveaux will also
tell the Bahamian public
how much it will take to
buy him since he claims he
does not ‘think a helicopter
ride could buy’ him.

“T look forward to read-
ing the resignation state-
ment; or failing this, the let-
ter of dismissal from the
Prime Minister.”

Plans to dredge and exca-
vate at least 8.8 acres of
marine sand flats, rock and
vegetation for two chan-
nels, 12ft and 14ft deep, a

barge landing and 20 slip
yacht basin, as well as roads
across the 349-acre island,
have been passed on to the
BNT for their input, Dr
Deveaux said.

But after they were
revealed in The Tribune
yesterday, conservationists
opposed to any develop-
ment in the park expressed
further concerns over alle-
gations the BNT accepted a
$1million donation from
the Aga Khan last year.

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conservation group
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diversity and history asso-
ciated with being the first
marine park started in the
world.

“Does a million dollars
negate this critically impor-
tant focus?

“Tf this is the case, the
BNT hierarchy should
resign immediately fol-
lowed closely by the Minis-
ter for the Environment,
because it’s painfully clear
that they have abandoned
their directives.”

BNT executive director
Eric Carey refused to com-
ment on whether the Trust
accepted a donation from
the Aga Khan, nor would
he state the Trust’s posi-
tion on the Bell Island
development despite being
the usual spokesman for
the Trust.

“This isn’t an environ-
mental issue anymore,” Mr
Carey said.

“It’s getting too political.

“This requires input from
the board so I will let the
president know that a state-
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will meet with his col-

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that have been raised.”
He said BNT president

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FREE TRIP: The Minister admitte



d accepting a free ride in the Aga

Neil McKinney is expected
to return to Nassau next
week.

An Environmental
Impact Assessment (EIA)
conducted by Florida con-
sultants Turrel, Hall and
Associates Ltd concluded
the development would not
have a significant environ-
mental impact and the
planning applications state
“no negative environmental
impacts expected”.

But in an area where
fishermen are arrested for
taking anything within the
112.6 acre park, the possi-
bility of approving plans to
dredge and excavate ina
zone that has been protect-
ed since 1958 has astound-
ed former Exuma MP and
PLP Minister of Agricul-
ture and Fisheries George
Smith.

He said: “We will arrest a
Bahamian from Black
Point who passes through
the cays and catches a few
fish, but we’re going to let a
man come in, because he’s
Mr So-and-so, and do
dredging to 15ft?

“If it was John Brown
from Long Island I think it
would be a different story.

“T cannot envision that
we would want to see that
in the park, where after the
dredging, the silt will settle
on reefs and on shoals in
an area that has not been
disrupted from the day it
was made a park.”



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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010, PAGE 7



LOCAL NEWS



Fancy Dancers’
Lee Adderley stays
positive through
chemotherapy



“In the hospital a
lot of people are
going through
the same thing,

I walk about and
counsel people
and keep a
positive attitude
and tell them we
are not alone, we
can beat this
thing.”



Roosevelt ‘Lee’
Adderley

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

TWO years ago, you
were guaranteed to see
Roosevelt ‘Lee’ Adderley
leading the front line of
free dancers for the Fancy
Dancers Junkanoo group.

Today, he moves in and
out of the UCLA Medical
Centre in California where
he undergoes chemothera-
py treatment for adult T-
cell leukemia.

Less than three months
ago he was diagnosed with
the life-threatening disease,
without showing any symp-
toms of sickness prior.

So far there have been
three positive rounds of
chemo, and when Lee
checks back into the facili-
ty on September 27 for his
fourth round he hopes to
be able to start the process
for a bone marrow trans-
plant, “which is a lot hard-
er than anything he has
gone through,” said his
wife, Michelle Adderley.

“The chemo I am going
through is one of the hard-
est a human being can take.
Sometimes you feel you
want to give up but you
keep pressing on and have
faith in God. I have a three-
year-old and I am fighting
for everything,” said Lee.

Counsel

“T have had my down
times. The chemotherapy
gives the body a really hard
time. If you are not strong
you will give up. I would
tell anyone that. It is really
hard on the body. In the
hospital a lot of people are
going through the same
thing, I walk about and
counsel people and keep a
positive attitude and tell
them we are not alone, we
can beat this thing,” he
said.

Lee’s sister Jackie
Knowles has been a witness
to one of those “down
days”. She said one day on
her lunch break she used
up a $30 phone card crying
and praying with her broth-

er. She said it is especially
hard to hear him say, “I
love you”.

She said the family is
close, with every one hav-
ing grown up together on
Kemp Road.

“T still live there. When
we heard the news every-
body cried, I cried; I cried,
because no one in our fam-
ily has ever had that. It was
like a first time thing for
the family to deal with a
sickness. My regret is that
he is not here, but we talk
to him on a regular basis,”
said Mrs Knowles.

Most of Lee’s siblings
who could be eligible bone
marrow donors have taken
compatibility tests to see if
they are potential matches
for a transplant. There is a
25 per cent chance they
could match.

Friends of Lee’s have ini-
tiated a bone marrow drive
to serve as a back-up plan
and in hopes of creating the
Caribbean’s first bone mar-
row registry.

There is also a fundrais-
ing drive to help with med-
ical expenses.

The One-to-One Fund at
www.bonemarrow.org is a
drive supported by the
Bone Marrow Foundation,
a US-based non-profit
organisation.

The Adderley’s youngest
child is in daycare in Cali-
fornia, a $1,100 per month
expense that was never
budgeted for because Lee
served as ‘daddy daycare’
before his illness. He has
two other children, RJ and
Lashonda, who live in the
Bahamas.

Last month, the Fancy
Dancers organised a cook-
out in aid of the Lee Med-
ical Fund.

The Adderley family
founded the Junkanoo
group along with the Kemp
and Robinson families.
Lee’s family home sits next
to the Junkanoo shack off
Kemp Road, and his broth-
er, Troy Adderley, is still
one of the group’s leaders.



“If he was strong he
wouldn’t miss Junkanoo
this year. He would come
back home and then return.
He has all kinds of moves.
He’s an entertainer; when
he sees people (on Bay
Street), he’s gone,” said co-
leader Wayde ‘Pumpkin’
Robinson.

“He was one of the lead-
ing rhythm drummers. He
was one of the most con-
sistent guys when we start-
ed off the group 1981/82.
He was a leading drummer
and when he retired from
drumming he took up free
dancing in the front. He
only missed two or three
parades in his life, and that
was when he moved to Cal-
ifornia,” said Mr Robinson.

Lee was a very active
man before his sickness,
and he still is, his family
said. On the sixth floor of
the UCLA Medical Centre,
Lee makes is way around,
sometimes in a Rasta wig,
and sometimes to the
sound of Junkanoo, the
tunes of Ronny Butler or
the music of his cousin, one
of the lead singers of the
Baha Men.

Patients

“Tam one of the best
patients they have ever had
in that hospital. I watch
people give up, literally die;
they have had enough, and
what I do is keep on
encouraging patients.

“When I walk around
and see new patients I
introduce myself and
encourage them. This is
some serious stuff; really
some serious stuff. I feel
good when I am encourag-
ing people,” said Lee.

He recently counselled a
fellow patient the day
before her passing. He said
the night before this patient
took her last breath he was
there for her.

“T went to her room and
prayed for her and told her
not to worry, that I would

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THE death toll in the crash of a Venezue-
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a day after the twin-turboprop slammed into
a steel mill yard. Thirty-four others on board
survived, according to Associated Press.

The French-built ATR 42 went down about
six miles (10 kilometers) from its destination,
the airport in the eastern city of Puerto
Ordaz. Workers at the state-run Sidor steel
foundry pulled people from the smoking

wreckage.

Two of the initial survivors died to due
severe injuries, raising the toll to 17 victims,
Transportation Minister Francisco Garces
told reporters. Others were being treated in

hospitals.

It was unclear what caused Monday's crash.
The pilot had contacted the control tower
saying there were problems with one of the

plane's engines, Bolivar state Gov. Francisco
Rangel Gomez told reporters. He called it a

miracle that so many had survived.

The pilot and two of the other three crew
members were among those killed.

Investigators visited the site and were inter-
viewing survivors, airline officials and wit-
nesses, the attorney general's office said in a
statement. The authorities also planned to
analyze the plane's cockpit flight data and
voice recorders.

President Hugo Chavez declared three days

of mourning in the country.

The flight had taken off from Margarita
Island, a Caribbean island that is one of
Venezuela's top tourist destinations.

The plane belonged to the government's

Conviasa, or Consorcio Venezolano de

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ROOSEVELT ‘LEE’ ADDERLEY says he has had his down times but adds: ‘If you are not strong you

will give up. | would tell anyone that.’

see her later and not to
worry.”

He said this patient
would send her family
members to his room for
counselling.

“She would say, ‘go see
Lee, go see Lee’. They
would come to my room
and talk and I would coun-
sel them. They would come
crying to my room. I would
have them laughing. I have
a box of wigs, a Rasta
dreadlock wig, and I would
say my dreadlocks grow
over night to clown around

and have fun to make other
people happy,” said Lee.

“The family wrote a nice
card and said how much
they appreciated my time
and energy,” he said.

Lee even does cross-
country counselling. Lee’s
best friend in the Bahamas,
Julian Rolle, has a mother
with lung cancer.

“She started chemo the
same day I did. In between,
I call her to encourage her
to say she is not alone, we
are in the same boat and
we are going to fight it,”

said Lee.

His own mother has
Alzheimer’s disease, which
he says is one of the hard-
est things for him to deal
with.

“It was hard for me to
leave because she was
always there for me. It was
hard, but sometimes you
have to do what you have
to do. With the recession I
had to give my business up
(and move) to make sure
my family was well taken
care of; family is the key to
me now,” he said.

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Man found inside
shark identified

FROM page one

others off Jaws Beach in southwest New
Providence on August 29. The boaters
reported they had engine trouble on board
the 20ft white century boat and the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) assisted
a search for the men after they were
reported missing at around 8pm.

RBDF officers found the boat off the
southwest coast with three men onboard
and were told the two others had gone
overboard in an effort to pull the boat to
shore and never returned.

On September 5, an investment banker
out deep sea fishing with two friends,
caught the shark in waters about 38 miles
south of New Providence. He said a left leg
popped out of the shark as they hauled it
on to their vessel. When the beast was cut
open at the Defence Force's Coral Har-
bour base, RBDF officers also found the
man's right leg, two severed arms and a
torso in two sections.

It was immediately suspected that the
remains were from one of the missing

boaters but police were awaiting DNA
tests before they could provide a positive
identity.

Initial reports suggests the boaters may
have drowned.

Yesterday ACP Hanna said police had
no evidence to suggest foul play.

Meanwhile, friends of the men are still
coming to grips with Mr Newton's death,
and fear Mr Brown may have suffered a
similar fate.

Mr Newton, known affectionately as
Scabbo, was a “friendly person" who was
employed on a fishing boat, according
Richard Hall.

Mr Hall, an employee of Nassau Flight
Services, is a long-time co-worker of Mr
Brown, the other missing boater, and an
acquaintance of Mr Newton's.

"Mr Brown was a nice outgoing, kind-
hearted person. Never a person who would
let anything worry him. Fishing was one of
his hobbies," remembered Mr Hall.

Mr Brown, has been a maintenance
manager at Nassau Flight Services for
more than 30 years.

"We miss him," added Mr Hall.

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were no visible signs of trauma to the body.

Responding to reports from the public,
police investigated the residence where the
woman was said to have lived alone.

They are awaiting a coroner’s report to
confirm the date and cause of her death,
and the death of the man whose body was
found on Monday.

Public reports again led police to discover
the body of a man, believed to be in his ear-
ly 30s, in an abandoned apartment complex
just two days before.

The man was lying on the floor of a room
at the back of the building at Haven sub-

division Road, off Soldier Road, with
injuries to the left side of his head.

According to police reports, he was wear-
ing a tangerine shirt, tan coloured short
pants and white tennis shoes.

It is unclear how long the man had been
there, however neighbours noted a distur-
bance over the weekend.

The unfinished building was said to be a
popular hangout for men, who congregated
at the rear of the building to shoot dice or
gamble.

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anyone with information is urged to con-
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Community fears ‘student war zone’

FROM page one

before 4pm yesterday.

As a result of gunshots
being fired, the boy was
reported to have sustained
injuries to the left side of his
head and was taken to hos-
pital by ambulance.

Up to press time, police
maintained they did not
have any suspects, motive
or new information con-
cerning the shooting.

Yesterday, pairs of uni-
formed officers could be
seen stationed at various
corners along the Baillou
Hill Road strip, the pre-
ferred route of public school
students in the area. Typi-
cally known to be congested
with students travelling
home from school, the street
was sparsely populated by
eager parents and docile stu-
dents. As many as five offi-
cers could be seen stationed
in the area where Monday’s

shooting took place.

The patrol officers main-
tained their presence was
not a reactionary initiative
to the shooting but a rou-
tine procedure during school
zone times, however mem-
bers of the community
charge the apparent con-
certed effort to increase
police visibility within school
zones is too little, too late.

A resident said: “If this
was usual - what happened,
wouldn’t have happened.
Had they had been out here
before, like they are doing
now, this would not have
happened. Look at the kids,
see how calm everyone is.
These kids aren’t stupid,
they know the police will be
out here today and all of the
officers are in uniform. They
should have been in plain
clothes, you can’t catch
these students like that.
Everyone is on their best
behavior today - the ones
that even come this way,

because by this time they’ve
already seen all the police
out and any trouble maker is
long gone.”

Another resident added:
“T have one thing to say for
the public, for parents -
After School Programmes.
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school programme, music,
sports, give them something
to do. If parents found activ-
ities for their children, they
wouldn’t be out here in the
streets idle and getting into
trouble. How did this child
get access to a gun? They
need to find the kid that did
this and his parents need to
be charged for murder.”

Despite numerous calls
placed to administration at
T A Thompson Junior High
School, officials were
unavailable for comment up
to press time. Police investi-
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FROM page one

extent of his injuries and his condition are not
known.

Minister of Education Desmond Bannister
last night described the suicide attempt as a
"cry for help" and said in many cases, school
officials are called to offer emotional support
not given by student's families.

He said the distressed boy went to speak
with a school administrator at about 4pm about
his problems. At some point during their con-
versation the administrator left the office to get
help from another school employee. When
they returned they found the student attempt-
ing to cut himself with a pair of scissors.

and prevent him from inflicting potentially
fatal wounds.

Mr Bannister said many children are without
a structured, dependable family life and rely on
school administrators for emotional support
and guidance.

"Tt is important that we continue to empha-
sise how much these children need help. The
schools right now, in many cases, is all that
many kids have. So many of their family lives
are unbearable, many children are living in
very difficult circumstances," said Mr Bannis-
ter.

He said Social Services and other relevant
government and school agencies will be con-
tacted.

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Investor
interest
sparked hy
10-12% cruise
visitor rise

* Bahamas ‘on a run to
make this best year for
cruise visitors of all time’,
with 2.5 million cruise visits
in first six months of 2010

* Minister says selling
opportunities ‘beyond
anything in this region’, with
1.2 million cruise visits to
Nassau in first six months

* Daily room rates some
$100 higher than Las Vegas
hurting stopover business
amid recession



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By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Investors are expressing
“increasing interest” in invest-
ing in downtown Nassau and
Bay Street real estate due to
the rising number of cruise vis-
itors to this city, the minister
of tourism and aviation reveal-
ing that the Bahamas as a
whole had seen 2.5 million
cruise visits during the first six
months of 2010.

Vincent Vanderpool- Wallace
said investors were only begin-
ning to realise that vendor
opportunities to sell to cruise
ship passengers in Nassau were

SEE page 3B

BEC's ‘Murphy's
Law’ summer

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

THIS has been the sum-
mer of “Murphy’s Law”
for the Bahamas Electrici-
ty Corporation (BEC) as
the summer heat caused
load demands to spike,
generators to falter and
internal costs to increase,
Tribune Business learned
yesterday.

Shevonn Cambridge,
assistant general manager
of energy supply at BEC,
while speaking to a group
of Wartsila and BEC rep-
resentatives, said auxiliary
gas turbine generators had
to be brought in this sum-
mer to augment demand
when other generators
failed.

According to him, while
those gas turbines have

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i Multi-billion dollar Cayman-based developer said to be awaiting

sovernment approvals to conclude deal to purchase prime Bay Street real
estate from Parliament Properties
§ Potential huge boost for city’s revitalisation, as developer also interested

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By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Downtown Nassau’s rede-
velopment is in line to receive
a major boost from a multi-
billion dollar Cayman Islands-
based group, which Tribune
Business can reveal has signed

in waterfront properties set to be freed up by shipping company move

DOWNTOWN BOOST: The comer of Parliament and Bay Street, where a Cayman Islands-based group has signed
an agreement to purchase properties.

an agreement to purchase
properties at the corner of
Bay and Parliament Street - a
potential first step towards
much wider involvement in
Bay Street’s rebirth.
Multiple sources confirmed
to this newspaper yesterday
that The Dart Group, found-

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ed by Kenneth Dart, the bil-
lionaire heir to a styrofoam
cup fortune, and developer of
Cayman’s 500-acre Camana
Bay project, had signed an
agreement to purchase prime
downtown Nassau real estate

SEE page 3B

Bahamians return for Baha Mar

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

CONSTRUCTION stag-
nation in the US has two
Bahamians eyeing the $2.6
billion Baha Mar develop-
ment, hoping that a slice of
the project will provide the
stage for their return home
after 10 years abroad.

Kenneth and Mark Bain’s
father, Joseph Willis Bain,

Cable lauds
‘significant
movement’

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Cable Bahamas’ president
yesterday described the
company’s signing of a
three-year contract with
HBP as “a significant move-
ment for programming for
the English-speaking
Caribbean”, as the BISX-
listed utility continues to
make progress in negotia-
tions for commercial deals
with programming
rights/copyright holders.

Anthony Butler told Tri-
bune Business: “Following
the meeting we had with
both the US and Bahamian
governments, and the pro-
grammers, last August, and
the decision to change the
Bahamas’ compulsory
licensing regime, we took
the proactive step.

“This agreement now has,
at the end of a very protract-
ed negotiation, brought the
programming that Bahami-
ans want to see. It has
always been Cable
Bahamas’ objective to do
just that - to have continuity
of programming that
Bahamians have been
watching for 30 years.”

The HBO contract signing
was another step on the
road to resolving a long-
standing copyright dispute.

The crux of the intellectu-
al property rights issue that

prodded them for years to
return home and join him in
his Grand Bahama-based
construction company.
However, it was not until
the prospect of working with
the Baha Mar project - the
largest construction endeav-
our in the Caribbean - sur-
faced, that they expedited
the processes that would
secure them a contract.
Kenneth said he and his
brother would bring to their

father’s company, B and H
Construction, the talent and
skill needed on large-scale
construction projects, and
the technical requirements
demanded by international
construction firms such as
China State Construction -
the firm hired for the Baha
Mar build.

Both men worked as pro-
ject managers on multi-mil-

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The private sector company in talks with the Govern-
ment to take over management of the Tonique Williams-
Darling Highway landfill, investing $20 million in capital
spend and creating 30 Bahamian jobs in the process, yes-
terday expressed concern that negotiations had seemingly
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FROM page 1B

lion dollar properties at Holder Construction based in
Atlanta, Georgia.

After several years at Holder, Kenneth broke off to begin
his own business, Macadamia Construction, and brought this
brother along. He said the downturn in the US economy
now has them looking at returning to home for a slice of the
$2.6 billion Baha Mar opportunity.

“We worked our way up to project management and
were involved in $70 million projects,” said Kenneth. “We
heard about the Baha Mar project and it really peaked our
interest.

“We want to take the construction company (B and H
Construction) to a new level because we have all this expe-
rience from the States. My brother and I have been talking
about it, so we said let’s try to do this.”

Soft

According to Kenneth, the construction industry in the US
has gone soft, with many medium-sized projects “few and far
between”, not as numerous as they had been before that
country’s economic meltdown.

“There used to be a lot of projects, but they got can-
celled while others have gotten put on hold,” Kenneth said.

“Tsee it as a great opportunity to come back home and try
to do something we always wanted to do. We definitely
know how to do that (large-scale construction) because we
have been doing it for 10 years. It would put us in a great
position.”

He added that despite the economy in Grand Bahama, his
father’s business has been “piddling” along through two
bearish years and could profit from a contract with Baha
Mar.

The elder Mr Bain is elated at the prospect of his sons
returning to take over his 10 year-old business.

“Just by calling him and talking to him on the phone you
can hear the excitement in his voice,” said Kenneth. “It’s
like a perfect team.”

Cable lauds ‘significant movement’

FROM page 1B

years is that the Bahamas and rest of the English-speaking
Caribbean are seen as too small a market by many of the
programming rights holders, making them disinclined to
negotiate commercial arrangements with Cable Bahamas.

Their distribution and royalty rights do not allow them to
broadcast outside the US, and the legal fees and other costs
required to change these agreements would exceed the revenues
gained from a small market such as this nation.

Under the 2000 agreement, the US Trade Representative's
Office was supposed to encourage the Motion Picture Associ-
ation of America (MPAA) and the likes of its individual mem-
bers to enter into commercial agreements with Cable Bahamas,
in return for this nation amending its compulsory licensing
regime via the 2004 Act amendment.

Yet while the Bahamas has now fulfilled its side of the bar-
gain, the US has yet to hold up its end. The Ingraham admin-
istration, in a little-heralded move in October 2009, brought into
effect the 2004 amendments to the Copyright Act that narrow
the scope of the Bahamas’ compulsory TV licensing regime.
Only copyrighted works broadcast free over-the-air will now be
compulsorily licensed, whereas the previous regime allowed all
copyrighted programmes to be received, transmitted and re-
broadcast.

Cable Bahamas was at the time encouraged by the statements
made by Ron Kirk, the US Trade Representative, in unveiling
the Bahamas’ move to implement the Copyright Act 2004
amendments, to believe that Washington was now moving to
push programming rights holders - especially those with pre-
mium content - to finally negotiate commercial tie-ups with it.

While stating that the Bahamas’ amendments would "ensure
that legitimate American companies don't have to compete with
unauthorized transmissions of their own shows", Ambassador
Kirk added that if properly implemented, "this law should
help to open up a new export market for the programming of
American pay television channels and provide a positive exam-
ple of respect for intellectual property throughout the region”.

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NUA Insurance Agents & Brokers
yesterday announced it had opened a
third Service Centre location in New
Providence on Carmichael Road, just
east of Bahamas Faith Ministries.

NUA's latest Service Centre opened
on September 10 to serve the
Carmichael Road area. In addition to
normal weekday business hours, the
Carmichael Service Centre will be
open from 8.30am to 12.30pm on the
last Saturday of each month.

John Dunkley, NUA’s president and
managing director, said: "Our cus-
tomers now have the convenience of
choosing three locations for their gen-
eral insurance needs. In addition, the

munity."

2009.

Carmichael location allows us to
become part of this fast growing com-

NUA Service Centres are also locat-
ed at the R.H. Bobby Symonette
Building on Collins Avenue and the
Harbour Bay Shopping Centre.

Well-known insurance executive,
Frances McKenzie-Oliver, will be
responsible for the Carmichael Service
Centre. She previously managed the
Moseley Burnside Insurance Agency,
which became part of NUA in April

"We are thrilled that we now have a
presence in the Carmichael communi-
ty," said Ms McKenzie-Oliver. "Our

existing customers have come to know
us for our great service and competitive

rates, and we look forward to bringing

this same experience to residents in
the area who have not dealt with NUA
before."

NUA has been helping families and
businesses with their insurance needs
for more than 40 years. It is 100 per
cent owned by the Bahamas First
Group of Companies.

Bahamas First General Insurance

Company has an A.M. Best Rating of

A- (Excellent), which reflects its capi-
tal and liquidity position, as well as its
operational results.

Concern that $20m landfill
management deal ‘stalled’

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ernment side for the past
month, with the delays now
possibly jeopardising the pro-
ject’s “shelf life”.

Explaining that Cam-
bridge’s planned $20 million
investment would represent
a capital injection into the
Bahamian economy, being
sourced from overseas insti-
tutions and investors, Mr
Enriquez warned that if the
delays persisted it may have
to “rebuild” part of its plan,
such as obtaining new financ-
ing.
Some $12 million of that
$20 million sum would be
spent with Bahamian con-
tractors on enhancing the
landfill, extending its life and
removing environmental and
fire hazards, with the existing
30 Department of Environ-
mental Health Services
(DEHS) staff at the site
would all transfer to Cam-
bridge when it took over man-
agement/operations.

“We are very concerned
that the negotiations appear
to be stalled,” Mr Enriquez

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told Tribune Business.

“Tf there are any remaining
items that the Government
would like to resolve in the
document, we are more than
ready to take care of them,
and discuss them, but essen-
tially we have heard no feed-
back on the basic contract for
over a month.

“We’ve been in negotia-
tions for approximately six
months now, and we’ve really
not seen any movement for
the last month. We don’t
know why the negotiations
are stalled. We have been at it
for six months, and in the last
month have got the impres-
sion that other options are
being considered.”

Ronald Thompson, perma-
nent secretary at the Ministry
of the Environment, did not
return Tribune Business’s
calls seeking comment on the
state of the landfill negotia-
tions prior to press time last
night.

Urgency

However, Mr Enriquez said
urgency in concluding the
management contract was
required on two counts,
namely in preventing another
large fire at the Tonique
Williams-Darling Highway
site, and to keep its current
$20 million proposal together.

The Cambridge Project
Development Inc principal
also told this newspaper that
the landfill’s current condi-
tion was “absolutely incom-
patible” with the increased
demands likely to be placed
upon it by the construction
industry, if and when the $2.6
billion Baha Mar project and
Kerzner International’s pos-
sible Phase IV Paradise Island
expansion, proceeded.

He explained: “There’s a
package here to be used - $20
million US, all foreign
sourced. It would be an injec-
tion into the economy of new
capital. This is a very Bahami-
an project, as we have agreed
with the Government to sell
at least 40 per cent of the pro-
ject’s shares [worth some $8
million] to Bahamian public
interests. We’re putting in $20
million. We’re creating an
additional 30 jobs.

“There are 30 people from
the DEHS working at the
landfill. Those people will be
offered the option of coming
over, and many of them have
said they want to do that.
They are frustrated at not
being able to buy spare parts,
oil and other things, because
the system they’re in will not
allow them to do that. On top
of that, we will add 30 jobs
for Bahamians, so 60 people
will have long-term, not con-
struction, work.”

Apart from the upfront $20
million investment, some $12

million of which will go to
Bahamian contractors, Mr
Enriquez told Tribune Busi-
ness that Cambridge would
spend “hundreds of thousands
of dollars” every year with the
local construction industry on
projects such as moving earth,
buying fill, moving roads and
shredding tyres.

“To have such a package
ready to go, and ready to
move in, together with a com-
prehensive 60-page contract
negotiated over six months
that has had the input of the
Attorney General’s Office
and Ministry of Finance, and
which is essentially a com-
pleted document, is not some-
thing you can keep around for
very long,” Mr Enriquez told
Tribune Business.

“It costs money to keep $20
million ready to move. The
project has a shelf life...”
Pointing out that all stake-
holders and financing part-
ners for the Cambridge pro-
ject were now essentially in a
holding pattern, Mr Enriquez
added: “The delay is very con-
cerning, and if it lasts long
enough it may cause us to
have to rebuild some of the
parts, because of the shelf life.

“This, in turn, would delay
an upgrade to the landfill.

“If parts of the financing
have to be re-established, that
could take four weeks, six
weeks.”

He also warned that the
landfill’s present condition
was “absolutely incompatible
with any major construction
project on the horizon”, such
as Baha Mar’s $2.6 billion
Cable Beach redevelopment.

“The landfill in its current
state is not suitable for a
steady flow of construction
trucks,” Mr Enriquez
explained, telling Tribune
Business that with these vehi-
cles in many instances unable
to climb the dump to deposit
their loads, turnaround time
would be severely delayed,
impacting construction work.

Cambridge Project Devel-
opment Inc’s plans included
a large recycling plant at the
landfill site, something Mr
Enriquez described as “need-
ed right away” and “very
important” for preserving air
space in the site’s cell.
Presently, air was being “‘eat-
en up very quickly”.

Indicating that New Provi-
dence had little option other
than to extend the existing
landfill’s life, simply because
there were no alternative
sites, Mr Enriquez said that
simply hiring a consultant to
advise the DEHS would not
help as they would not be
involved in operations. “They
will not take a 2am phone call
saying the landfill’s on fire,”
he added.

Among the Government’s
options might be to keep
management of the landfill



with the DEHS, which had
been managing it for the past
decade. Yet the Cambridge
principal added that his main
concern regarding the slow
pace of negotiations was that
“the situation gets worse
every day” at the landfill.

Among the issues causing
concern, Mr Enriquez said,
was that “more and more
waste is being deposited on
bare ground”, potentially
some 400-500 tonnes per day.
This created the risk that rain
water percolates through it
and into the ground water,
potentially contaminating the
water table.

Wasted

He added that “no one
knows how much gas has built
up in the cell area” at the
landfill, while air space was
also being wasted.

Suggesting that a “band-
aid” approach to resolving the
landfill’s problems, which
have been building over many
years, was not appropriate,
Mr Enriquez told Tribune
Business: “This is a site that
has been deteriorating for a
number of years. Millions of
dollars were spent on a new
cell in 2000, but that cell has
failed in many ways through
not being maintained.

“No one knows the gas sit-
uation, the leaching, and no
one can drive up it.” Hence
the reason why increasing vol-
umes of waste were being
deposited on bare ground.

There was also minimal
security at the Tonique
Williams-Darling Highway
site, Mr Enriquez said, with
some 30 scavengers and 100
dogs present despite the risk
of fresh fires.

Warning that the landfill’s
problems would continue
without a comprehensive
management solution being
put in place, and in a refer-
ence to the fire that took
place in February-March this
year, Mr Enriquez said:
“When a million tyres burn,
and you have a 40-acre fire
go on for weeks and weeks,
it has to have environmental
and health implications.

“You can spend money on
capital improvements to the
facility, but unless the opera-
tions have day-to-day techni-
cal support from people who
have run landfills and are
organised, you will be unable
to obtain spare parts, perform
timely maintenance, perform
modern construction. The
problems will continue,
because the operation is not
up to standard.

“IT would encourage any
Bahamian to come out and
look at the site. You don’t
have to be an expert to see
how the problems are getting
worse every day.”

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FROM page 1B

from Phillip Hillier’s Parliament Properties company.

The property in question is said by sources to include the
shopping arcade opposite the House of Assembly on Parliament
Street. It also includes several premises on the corner of Par-
lament and Bay Streets, and Tribune Business understands that
the sales agreement with Parliament Properties only requires
the necessary Government approvals relating to foreign invest-
ment in Bahamian realty.

The Dart Group’s representatives are understood to have vis-
ited the Bahamas and downtown Nassau last year, and
expressed interest in becoming involved with the Bay Street
revitalisation project. In particular, they were attracted to the
waterfront properties that will be freed up for commercial/res-
idential development when the shipping companies relocate to
Arawak Cay.

One source with knowledge of the situation told Tribune
Business: “I’m aware that they’ve [the Dart Group] entered into
some sort of agreement to purchase those properties.

“The Downtown Nassau Partnership had met with them
some months before to pitch them on the idea of the revitali-
sation, so they were looking at a number of properties in down-
town.”

Pointing out that it would require “hundreds of millions of
dollars” to bring downtown Nassau’s redevelopment to fruition,
the source said: “The Dart Group is exactly the kind of devel-
oper that could develop some of what is needed in down-
town.”

The Dart Group is already intimately familiar with the
Bahamas, its culture, government approvals process and busi-
ness environment, due to the presence of their Polymers Inter-
national business on Grand Bahama.

It also has the skills and deep pockets necessary to turn the
vision for downtown Nassau into reality, having created
Camana Bay as a ‘new city’ from scratch, complete with condos,
marina slips and office parks. The Downtown Nassau Part-
nership is seeking to achieve just such a result.

“We would welcome an organisation like the Dart Group
because their development in Cayman is huge,” another source
with knowledge of the Parliament Properties deal told Tri-
bune Business. “They do have the financing to do something
big. They’re big people, and would be fantastic in dealing with
the Government and understanding the local regulations.

“[’m sure they’ve been through it in Cayman Islands, and
what they’ve done there is probably very close to what we
want to take place in downtown Nassau. They’re a great organ-
isation to be part of it. It would be big.”

Another source suggested that the Dart Group had beat
out rival Bahamas-based bidders to secure the Parliament
Properties’ real estate by offering a higher price than the
appraised value, suggesting it was viewing the purchase as a
strategic play with more to come.

“There are other properties in Downtown that have been on
the market for several months,” another contact told Tribune
Business. “The old Pioneer Shipping property has been on
the market for several months.”

Neither Mr Hillier nor the Dart Group could be contacted for
comment before last night’s press deadline. Mike Alexiou, of
Alexiou & Associates, who Tribune Business had been told
were the Dart Group’s architects for the Bay Street project,
declined to comment when contacted by this newspaper.

Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, minister of tourism and avia-
tion, also said he was unaware of the Dart Group’s proposed
acquisition, telling Tribune Business: “That may be on my
radar screen, but if it is it’s a stealth bomber, because I have not
seen it.”

Investor interest sparked by
10-12% cruise visitor rise

FROM page 1B

“beyond anything in this region”, given that the Bahamas was
the only Caribbean country to just count these visitors at first
point of entry.

Pointing out that may other nations ‘double’ or ‘triple’ counted
cruise ship passengers by treating them as new arrivals at every
entry point, Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said the Bahamas was “on a
run to make this best year for cruise visitors of all time”.

The minister of tourism told Tribune Business that Nassau had
seen 1.2 million cruise passengers visits during the first six months
of 2010, and for the year-to-date the Bahamas as a whole was up
by 10-12 per cent year-over-year on both visitor numbers and vis-
its. “There is increasing interest in investing in Bay Street,” Mr Van-
derpool-Wallace said. “No question about it. We have had people
expressing significant interest once they’ve seen what has been hap-
pening in terms of increasing cruise ship passengers, and seen the
quantity of locations and properties that might be available.
There’s significant interest.”

Sales

With investors realising that the Bahamas was the only
Caribbean nation to count its cruise passengers once, at first port
of entry, Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said: “The number of sales
opportunities are beyond anything in this region, and to people
looking to invest in Downtown Nassau, that has become so obvi-
ous to them.”

Adding that the cruise business was “performing spectacularly”
for the Bahamas, Mr Vanderpool-Wallace added: “It is very clear
what is going on. In the midst of a recession, people are choosing
the low cost option to visit the Bahamas.”

Explaining that some 70 per cent of passengers on Bahamas-
bound cruises only visited islands in this nation, Mr Vanderpool-
Wallace indicated that the Bahamas’ stopover business was being
hurt by having “the highest room rate per day of any destination
in the region”.

Average daily room rates for Bahamian hotels were some $100
higher than in Las Vegas, he added. “When investors are told of the
number of high quality visitors that come to Nassau, and the num-
ber of cruise visitors that come to Nassau, the potential spend is so
substantial it speaks to a very high interest to invest in Nassau,” Mr
Vanderpool-Wallace said. We’re on a run to make this the best year
for cruise passengers of all time.”

Regulator hints end
to oil drilling ban

By JENNIFER A. DLOUHY
c. 2010 Hearst
Newspapers @
WASHINGTON

The nation's chief drilling
regulator said Tuesday his
agency is slated to impose a
swath of new mandates gov-
erning the design and cement-
ing of offshore wells in response
to vulnerabilities revealed by
the Deepwater Horizon disas-
ter.

The requirements are mod-
eled on recommendations in an
offshore drilling safety report
Salazar delivered to President
Barack Obama in May.

In a conference call with
reporters, Bureau of Ocean
Energy Management, Regula-
tion and Enforcement Director
Michael Bromwich said he
hopes oil and gas companies
had the foresight to begin mak-
ing the suggested changes.

He stressed that it was high-
ly unlikely the government will
extend its ban on deep-water
exploration after it expires Nov.
30 — but he insisted that the
speed of well approvals
depends on how quickly oil and
gas companies comply with new
safety requirements.

Bromwich also said he
expects to make recommenda-
tions on how to lift the mora-
torium by the end of the month
— four weeks ahead of sched-
ule.

During an eight-city listen-
ing tour on offshore drilling that
wrapped up Monday,
Bromwich said he wasn't con-
vinced that the government
should extend the deep-water
drilling ban.

Instead, Bromwich said, he
was encouraged that the nation
already is better prepared to
deal with another oil spill than
it was on April 20, when the
Deepwater Horizon rig explod-
ed, killing 11 and unleashing a
record-setting oil spill from

BEC's ‘Murphy's
Law’ summer

FROM page 1B

been a “lifesaver” for
BEC, they were “costing
us”.

It is not know if those
costs have been passed on
to consumers.

However, Mr Cambridge
added that BEC has
devised a maintenance and
repair plan for its genera-
tors that should have them
all in working order by
March next year.

He said to the room of
energy production experts
that financial issues often
prevent BEC from keeping
up with its maintenance
plans, but that should be
rectified by the new plan.

Another challenge facing
BEC was the amount of
new loads expected to be
added to its grid in the next
few year across several
islands.

According to Mr Cam-
bridge, the Baha Mar and
Albany projects will
require load increases in
New Providence, while the
second home market
demands in Abaco could
cause load increases of 5 -6
Megawatts.

He said the Corporation
was scheduled to hold dis-
cussions on Baha Mar’s
infrastructure and power
generation needs next
week.

Mr Cambridge outlined
for his audience BEC’s
considerations for the
future, which included
optimisation of its existing
assets, the prospects of
renewable energy - espe-
cially waste-to-energy -and
its environmental responsi-
bilities.

General Manager of
BEC, Kevin Basden, urged
customers to continue to
pay their bills on time
despite the new increases,
and to remember to con-
serve energy.

“They can keep the bills
down and help the envi-
ronment,” he said.

BP's Macondo well. "I think
we're in a different place now
than we were on July 12 when
the moratorium was imposed,
where we were still flounder-
ing around trying to cap the
Macondo well and where all
available spill response
resources were being soaked
up by... the spill," Bromwich
said.

"It is highly unlikely the
moratorium will continue
beyond Nov. 30."

Even when the ban is lifted,
drilling won't begin immedi-
ately. Bromwich said Tuesday
"it will be up to industry when
deep-water drilling can resume,
because they will only be able
to resume once they're in com-
pliance with the existing rules"
and the coming mandates.

Weeks

Industry analysts say it could
take weeks — or longer — for
the offshore energy bureau to
sign off on new deep-water well
applications, given the current
slowdown in permitting shal-
low projects that are not
blocked by the moratorium.

Confusion about the scope
of new requirements has held
up some of those approvals.
Bromwich said he hoped to
prevent a repeat whenever the
deep-water drilling ban is lifted.

"We fully understand that
with new rules coming down
the pike, there is the risk of
confusion and uncertainty," he
said.

"And I really don't want that
to extend the point where
drilling can resume."

Bromwich vowed to commu-
nicate new requirements as
clearly as possible and answer
questions from industry.

"We will do our very best
once the rules are out there and
the questions start to flow in to
answer those questions so that

We believe

people have the clarity that
they need ...in order to come
into full compliance,"
Bromwich said.

In other developments Tues-
day:

@ Oil and gas industry lead-
ers were panning the Obama
administration's plan to pay for
improvements at the offshore
energy bureau by more than
doubling inspection fees.
Instead of hiking fees, API
President Jack Gerard said the
administration should consid-
er tapping the billions the
industry sends to the federal
government annually in royal-
ties, bonus bids and taxes. The
White House is now asking for
an additional $66 million — or
$249.9 million total — to over-
haul the government's oversight
of domestic oil and gas devel-
opment.

@ Bromwich said he was
redeploying bureau employees
to work on shallow-water
drilling applications in a bid to
speed up permitting.

He also said he would con-
sider a proposal from industry
advocates to create a tiered
review process for those appli-
cations, with the level of analy-
sis pegged to risk.

@ Bromwich said it appears
that the deep-water drilling
moratorium has not spurred a
mass exodus of rigs from the
Gulf of Mexico — an outcome
predicted by some industry sup-
porters.

"We do have some informa-
tion that we've collected on our
own," Bromwich said, "and
those would seem to support
the media account that only a
couple of rigs have left, and the
bulk of them have stayed."

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Visa: Finance
reform affects 16
pet of revenue

EILEEN AJ CONNELLY,
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK

The part of financial reform
that requires limiting the fees
charged to merchants when cus-
tomers use debit cards will like-
ly effect just a small portion of
Visa Inc. revenue, the payment
processor's finance chief said
Tuesday.

CFO Byron Pollitt said the
provision in the financial regu-
latory overhaul law known as
the Durbin Amendment
appears to mainly target debit
transactions wherein consumers
use personal identification
numbers, or PIN, to verify their
purchases.

"Our view on the legislation
is that this is much more aimed
at PIN debit than signature
debit," he said.

Signature debit involves the
customer signing a receipt for
the transaction, as if using a
credit card.

While Visa has the largest
share of debit in the U.S., PIN-
based transactions are a small
portion of the San Francisco
company's overall business,
Pollitt said. There were 405 mil-
lion debit cards bearing Visa
logos in circulation in the USS.
at the end of March, the latest
date for which that figure has
been disclosed.

Speaking at the Barclay's
Capital Financial Services Con-
ference, Pollitt said U.S.-based
PIN debit transactions repre-
sent about 16 percent of overall
revenue.

That estimate boosted Visa
shares, sending the stock up as
much as 3.8 percent. Shares
then settled back a bit, posting
a gain of $1.64, or 2.5 percent,
to $67.12.

Visa stock has stumbled since
the Durbin Amendment made
it into the financial regulatory
overhaul. Shares reached a 52-
week high of $97.19 on April
27, and closed Monday trading
down 31 percent from that peak
as investors worried about how
much the reforms could hurt
the company.

The company expects to post
revenue between $7.67 billion
to $7.95 billion for 2010, while
Wall Street expects, on aver-
age, $8.02 billion.

STEPHEN BERNARD,
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK

A September rally faltered
on the stock market Tuesday
as worries returned about
Europe's economy.

The Dow Jones industrial
average and the Standard &
Poor's 500 index both closed
with slight losses, breaking a
four-day winning streak. Stocks
are still up strongly this Sep-
tember, a historically weak
month for the market.

Stocks had edged higher for
much of the day following pos-
itive reports on U.S. retail sales
and business inventories, but
retreated in the final 10 min-
utes of trading as investors’
enthusiasm waned.

Disappointing news from
overseas hung over the market
all day. European markets
struggled to end barely higher
after reports that German
investor confidence fell sharply
in September and industrial
production unexpectedly stag-
nated during July in the coun-
tries that use the euro. Stocks in
Tokyo also fell after the yen
touched another 15-year high
against the dollar, which is bad
news for Japanese exporters.

In other signs that investors
remain cautious, gold climbed
to another record and Treasury
prices rose, sending interest
rates lower.

The Dow fell 17.64, or 0.2
percent, to close at 10,526.49
and the S&P 500 lost 0.8 point,
or 0.1 percent, to end at



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1,121.10.

The Nasdaq edged up 4.06,
or 0.2 percent, at 2,289.77.

Signs of modest growth have
been enough to get traders to
put more money into stocks in
September and shake off
malaise about the economy that
dogged the market for most of
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pating in the market and may
still be skeptical about how well
the economy is doing.

The losses Tuesday for the
Dow and S&P 500 were only
the second so far this month.
The earlier loss on Sept. 7 was
also triggered about renewed
wotries over Europe after news
reports questioned the health
of European banks.

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has been an exception. Even
after Tuesday's losses the Dow
is still up 5.1 percent in Sep-
tember, but 6.1 percent below
its 2010 high reached on April
26. For the year to date it's up
0.9 percent.

The Commerce Department
said Tuesday that retail sales
rose in August at their fastest
pace in five months and slight-
ly beat forecasts. The modestly
higher growth is in line with
economic reports over the past
two weeks indicating that the
economy continues to expand,
though at a sluggish pace.

Retailers including Macy's
Inc. and J.C. Penney Co. rose
after the retail sales report.
Electronics retailer Best Buy
Co. also jumped after the com-
pany reported income that eas-

ily topped forecasts and raised
its full-year outlook.

The primary question
investors are still struggling with
is, "does the economy just mud-
dle along?” asked Michael
Sheldon, chief market strate-
gist at RDM Financial Group.
He predicted the economy is
more likely to continue to grow
slowly than to fall back into
recession.

In another encouraging sign
on the economy, business
inventories jumped in July by
their largest amount in two
years and business sales
rebounded after two months of
declines. The upturn followed
months of weak sales as peo-
ple remain worried about keep-
ing their jobs.

Falling stocks slightly out-

a four-day winning streak



(AP Photo/David Karp)
Traders and specialists work the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange after the start of trading,
Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, in New York. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped nearly 115 points in
early morning trading. Broad indexes also rose more than 1 percent.

paced gaining ones on the New
York Stock Exchange, where
volume was 923 million shares.

Bond prices rose, driving
down interest rates. The yield
on the 10-year Treasury note,
which moves in the opposite
direction as its price, fell to 2.68
percent from 2.75 percent late
Monday. Its yield is used as a
gauge to set interest rates on
mortgages and other consumer
loans.

Gold hit a record earlier in
the day, climbing as high as
$1,276.50 an ounce, before set-
tling at $1,271.70 an ounce.

Macy's rose 60 cents, or 2.9
percent, to $21.65, while J.C.
Penney climbed $1.66, or 7.4
percent, to $23.99. Best Buy
jumped $2.08, or 6 percent, to
$36.73.



MAE ANDERSON,
AP Retail Writer
NEW YORK

Growth in Best Buy Co.'s expanding cell phone
business helped the electronics retailer's second-
quarter net income jump 60 percent, the compa-
ny said Tuesday.

Best Buy sounded an optimistic note about
the holiday season and raised its guidance for
the year. Its shares rose 6 percent.

CEO Brian Dunn said shoppers are still "high-
ly selective" in their spending.

"We believe, however, that this will change in
our favor over the back half of the year," he
said. "Customers traditionally rotate their spend-
ing to our categories during the holiday shop-
ping season and a strong lineup of products com-
ing across the board reinforces our confidence.”

In the three months ended Aug. 28, revenue in
stores open at least fourteen months edged down
0.1 percent and sales of flat-screen TVs continued
to be weak. But that was offset by strength at
Best Buy Mobile, which Best Buy has aggres-
sively expanding. Best Buy Mobile is "the single
biggest driver of profit growth for us this year,"
said Dunn. As smart phone sales increase, cus-
tomers have been buying more accessories, ser-
vices and protection plans, the company said.

So far this fiscal year, 34 Best Buy Mobile
stores have opened for a total of 110. At least 50
more are to open by the end of the year, includ-
ing 11 this month. There also are 1100 Mobile
areas within regular Best Buy stores.

Second quarter net income rose to $254 mil-
lion, or 60 cents per share. That compares with
$158 million, or 37 cents per share, last year.

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, on aver-



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age, predicted net income of 44 cents per share.

Revenue rose 3 percent to $11.34 billion, from
$11.02 billion last year.

Sales of TVs, video game consoles, video
games, music and movies fell. TVs have been a
weak spot for electronics sellers as price declines,
which drive new purchases, are less dramatic
than in the past. Domestic revenue rose 3 percent
to $11.3 billion while international revenue rose
6 percent to $2.9 billion.

Best Buy said its domestic market share fell
slightly during the quarter because a shortage
of Apple Inc.'s iPads during the early days after
its release plus continued weakness in entertain-
ment software and fewer home theater sales.

However, Best Buy said it expects its market
share to rise for the full fiscal year.

Looking forward to the holidays, Dunn said the
company will shift space in stores to better per-
forming items. CD and DVD sections will shrink
to give more room to mobile products, electron-
ic readers, gaming products, and tablets like the
iPad. Dunn said he expects 3-D gaming will be
big for the holidays, which could in turn drive
demand for 3-D televisions.

"We think Best Buy's customer-centric model
and focused product offering will support market
share gains this holiday season," said Standard &
Poor's analyst Michael Souers.

Best Buy now expects full-year net income of
$3.70 per share, up from $3.55. That includes a
benefit of 10 cents per share because of share
repurchases. Analysts expect $3.36 per share.

The company expects full year revenue to
grow 5 percent to $52 billion. Analysts expect
$52.03 billion. Shares rose $2.08 to $36.73. The
stock has traded between $30.90 and $48.83 dur-
ing the past year.

Boeing says trade ruling no case for negotiation

FRANK JORDANS,
Associated Press Writer
GENEVA

The Boeing Co. rejected sug-
gestions Tuesday that an immi-
nent ruling by the world's top
trade court on allegations the
Chicago plane maker received
billions in illegal subsidies
should be tied to a similar case
against its biggest rival Airbus.

The European company
claims Boeing's case before the
World Trade Organization is
key to resolving a wider dispute
over government aid to aircraft

manufacturers. Airbus itself
was found by the Geneva tri-
bunal to have gained an unfair
advantage through billions
worth of low-interest loans,
infrastructure provisions, and
research and development
grants.

"The two cases are com-
pletely separate and deal with
very specific issues,” said Ted
Austell, vice president trade
policy at Boeing.

"The WTO ruled very clear-
ly at the end of June that all
government money provided to
Airbus for development of new

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aircraft was an illegal subsidy
and must stop,” he said. "That
debate is over and it is time for
compliance.”

"Should the WTO find
against U.S. practices, Boeing is
prepared to accept compliance
with the ruling.”

The WTO's confidential
interim ruling, which will be
handed to U.S. and European
Union trade officials Wednes-
day, marks Europe's fight back
against Washington's complaint
over Airbus.

The EU claims Boeing
receives billions in backdoor
subsidies through NASA and
US. Defense Department con-
tracts, and from preferential tax
treatment in Washington state.

European officials have indi-
cated that they would prefer
the two cases be resolved
through negotiation, particu-
larly as the six-year dispute has
allowed smaller rivals from Chi-
na, Brazil, Canada and Russia
to gain ground at the expense
of the big two.

"Only with two reports on
the table will there be a win-
dow for a balanced discussion,
which will be the only way out
of this destructive and anachro-
nistic dispute," said Airbus
spokeswoman Maggie Bergs-
ma.

Irrespective of the wider bat-
tle over government aid to air-
craft makers, Wednesday's rul-
ing will have implications for
how Boeing and its suppliers
fund and launch new planes,
said David Pritchard, a trade
specialist at the University at
Buffalo.

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LONDON — Europe got further evidence that its unexpectedly
strong economic recovery is slowing, with the news that Germany
investor confidence fell sharply in September and industrial pro-
duction in the eurozone unexpectedly stagnated during July.

The twin pieces of economic data have reinforced the view that
the 16-nation eurozone economy, which grew by a quarterly rate
of 1 percent in the second quarter of the year — equivalent to an
annualized rate of over 4 percent — is coming off the boil in the
wake of faltering economic growth in the US.

Better-than-expected retail sales data in the U.S. gave a bit of
support to stocks in Europe, however, and Germany's DAX rose
0.2 percent, the CAC-40 in France ended 0.2 percent higher while
the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares ended almost
unchanged.

SHANGHAT — China's currency advanced to a fresh high
against the U.S. dollar for the third straight trading day as U'S. law-
makers prepared for hearings this week on Beijing's foreign
exchange policies.

China's leaders routinely shrug off complaints that the tightly reg-
ulated yuan is undervalued, giving the country's exporters an arti-
ficial advantage over U.S. manufacturers. But the crescendo of crit-
icism over the issue in Washington as November elections approach
appears to be encouraging Beijing to move a bit faster on allowing
the yuan to gain in value.

Shanghai's benchmark stock index eked out a marginal increase
of less than 0.1 percent.

VIENNA — OPEC is "comfortable" with current oil prices
and does not want to "rock the boat" as the world recovers from
its worst recession in decades, the group's secretary general said,
while acknowledging that the group faces abundant challenges in
atapidly changing market.

The assurance by Abdalla El-Badri reflects the sense of caution
that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries as it
looks to balance an oil market still feeling the effects of the glob-
al economic meltdown.

El-Badri said that a change both in prices and production quo-
tas this year depends on "circumstances." But he declined to com-
ment directly on what OPEC members would do at their meeting
a month from now. The group has left its output quotas unchanged
since December 2008.

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan may have
fended off a challenge from a powerful politician in his own party,
but now he faces the more daunting task of reviving an economy
that has sputtered under five premiers over the past four years.

Kan, who took office just three months ago, vowed to use the vic-
tory over Ichiro Ozawa to push ahead with efforts to cap spending,
create jobs and build unity within the often fractious ruling Demo-
cratic Party of Japan.

Experts said that Kan must now prove himself capable of tack-
ling several serious challenges including diplomatic friction with
China and the United States, an emboldened opposition and a fast-
rising yen that is threatening to stall Japanese exports.

The yen hit a fresh 15-year high versus the dollar below 83 yen,
and Japan's Nikkei closed 0.2 percent lower.

LONDON — Higher prices for clothes and plane tickets helped
keep Britain's inflation rate at 3.1 percent in August, the ninth
straight month it has stayed above the official target of 2 percent.

BUCHAREST, Romania — A union leader says more than
30,000 public sector workers in Romania will go on strike over wage
cuts.

ATHENS, Greece — Greece raised euro1.17 billion ($1.5 bil-
lion) in an oversubscribed sale of 26-week treasury bills, in the first
of a regular monthly debt issue as Greece tests the market's
appetite for buying Greek debt.

DUBLIN — Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's down-
graded its outlook for Bank of Ireland from stable to negative, cit-
ing the weak Irish economy and heavy state supports.

HAVANA — Cuba's communist leaders have already deter-
mined what soon-to-be-dismissed workers should do after they get
pink slips in sweeping government layoffs. They detailed a plan for
workers to raise rabbits, paint buildings, make bricks, collect
garbage and pilot ferries across Havana's bay.

Many of the 500,000 workers tossed from state jobs into the mar-
ketplace could see their new enterprises fail within a year, officials
acknowledge. Cuba will cut the state employees by March 2011 and
help them get work in the private sector, in the most sweeping
reforms instituted since President Raul Castro took over from
his brother in 2008. SEE STORY ON PAGES 6 and 7

BERLIN — Germany's finance minister told parliament that the
country's efforts to reduce the deficit, which include sharp spend-
ing cuts and taxes hikes, are necessary to avoid a repeat of the euro-
zone's debt crisis.

O AP briefs

Australian Bank gives up $12B bid for insurer AXA

National Australia Bank Ltd. has pulled out of its bid to buy
insurer AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Ltd. after Australian antitrust
regulators blocked the $12 billion deal for the second time since
April. NAB, as the Australian bank is known, said in March that
it would buy AXA Asia Pacific, retain the New Zealand and Aus-
tralian businesses and sell the Asian business back to the parent
company, Paris based AXA. The bid was in direct competition with
a rival offer from AMP Ltd.

But the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
has opposed NAB's deal on grounds it would slash competition in
the retail investment platform market. The market is dominated by
NAB, Westpac and Macquarie Group.

NAB had sought to sell AXA APH's North wealth net platform
to IOOF Holdings Ltd. to appease the regulator, but the effort was
not enough to convince regulators.

Airline conference coming to Vegas in 2013

LAS VEGAS — Tourism officials in Las Vegas have approved
a deal to bring a big airline industry conference to the United
States for the first time in 2013.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority on Tues-
day unanimously approved spending $2.2 million to bring the
World Route Development Forum to town.

The conference owned by England-based UBM Aviation is
billed as the world's largest air transportation show, attracting
some 3,000 transit officials.

AM | What to do when

your car

reaches 100,000 miles

MELISSA RAYWORTH,
For The Associated Press

t was once a huge red

flag: When a car's

odometer would hit

100,000 miles, "it was
almost a magic threshold that
meant the car was probably
worn out,” says Kay Wynter,
who runs an auto service center
in Fort Myers, Fla., with her
husband, Terry.

But thanks to improvements
in car design and maintenance,
the milestone of 100,000 miles
now means something very dif-
ferent. Although some cars are
ready for trade-in at that
threshold, many others can
travel twice as far without
major repairs.

What allows one car to pass
the 100,000-mile barrier with
few repair bills, while another is
ready for the junkyard? It's all
about preventive medicine.

"It's just like when you get
to be 70 and everyone tells you
the same thing: Exercise, eat
right, take care of yourself,"
says Lauren Fix, author of
"Lauren Fix's Guide to Loving
Your Car" (St. Martin's Griffin,
2008). Feeding your car the
right things and taking it for
regular checkups will make all
the difference.

OPEN THE BOOK

The key to keeping your car
running smoothly is probably
tucked at the bottom of your
glove compartment, under the
spare napkins and ketchup
packets. It's the owner's manu-
al, which most people ignore at
their peril. "There is a schedule
in the manual that runs well
over 100,000 miles," says Fix,
and it lists when to replace parts
likely to be wearing out. The
list will vary for different cars,
so check yours and follow it.

Newer cars may have the
maintenance schedule built into
an internal computer. A blink-
ing light or a beep will
announce that it's time to
replace certain parts, says
autoeducation.com founder
Kevin Schappell.

"Things like the water pump
and timing belt should be
changed before you notice a
problem," Schappell says.
Replacing them won't be huge-
ly expensive, but "if that belt
breaks, it can cause internal
damage to the engine, or if the
water pump fails, you can over-
heat the engine and warp the
cylinder head."

That's when things get
expensive. "Typically, around
100,000 or 120,000 miles there
are some major preventative
maintenance things that need
to be done," Schappell says, so
it's a great time to catch up if
you've been lax until now.

GET FLUENT ABOUT FLUIDS

The liquids that go into your
car (gas, oil, brake fluid, power
steering fluid, etc.) are crucial to
its survival. To extend the life of



AP Photo/Mike Musielki, FILE

MILES AHEAD: This Jan. 28, 2006 file photo shows an odometer
reading 203,415 miles. In the 1970s, most experts considered
100,000 miles to be the benchmark of longevity. Typical pas-
senger cars now surpass 150,000 miles, while most pickups,
sport utility vehicles and vans cross the 180,000-mile barrier.

your car beyond 100,000 miles,
these experts suggest frequent
oil changes and fluid checks
done at dealerships or full-ser-
vice auto centers. The staff at a
quick-change lube shop, Fix
says, isn't likely to have exten-
sive training. Often, "they don't
have experience," she says, "so
they'll top off long-life fluid
with non-long-life or they'll put
power-steering fluid where the
brake fluid ought to be.”

These mistakes cause dam-
age, but the car owner doesn't
realize it until well after the dis-
count oil-change was done.

In choosing oil, Fix advises
buying full synthetics. They
"actually will lube the engine
better. It's designed for longer
life. There are less emissions,
so it's greener. There's slightly
better fuel economy and bet-
ter performance," she says.
"There are no negatives except
it costs a little more."

Whichever oil you choose,
Schappell says, be consistent
over time. That way you won't
mix synthetics and blends,
which can cause problems.

Gas also matters: Different
cars benefit from different
types, so check your manual.
"For a Honda which runs real-
ly hot because of the compres-
sion, if it says run premium,
then run premium,” Fix says.
"But if it says there's no benefit
from premium gas,” you don't
need it.

FIND THE RIGHT SHOP

"Do your research," says
Terry Wynter, and choose the
best people to extend the life
of your car. Ask friends and
neighbors, and search online
for reviews of repair shops.

Once you've chosen one, get
to know the staff and ask ques-
tions. “Consumers are smarter
now than ever before" about
their cars, Wynter says, but
many still are uncomfortable
asking for details about work
that needs to be done.

Sticking with your car's deal-
er can be a safe choice, because
the staff will be trained to work
on your car. But over the life of
a high-mileage car, regular
maintenance at a dealership can
get pricey.

"Rates at an independent
shop may be about $40 to $50
an hour," Schappell says, "but
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The cost of repairs can vary
widely depending on the brand
of car. Parts for some vehicles,
including exotic cars and some
German models, can be hard
to get, driving up their cost.
That can be a reason to trade in
a car just before the 100,000-
mile threshold.

At 100,000 miles, Fix says,
"it is out of warranty and
you've got to consider that."

When you do replace parts,
there are ways to save money:
"A quick oil-change place will
charge you $50 for an $18 air
filter," she says, because you're
mainly paying for labor.

But an auto-parts store will
charge you only the $18 price
tag, she says, and "you can buy
it and say, I don't know how to

put this on. They'll do it as a
courtesy."

THE TYPE OF MILES MATTER

It may seem surprising, but
highway driving puts less stress
on a car that tooling around
locally. It requires less quick
braking and acceleration, and
moisture under the hood has a
chance to evaporate.

"Cars that do a lot of short
trips will require exhaust work
a lot sooner than car that trav-
els on the highway a lot,"
Schappell says. Fix agrees: With
local driving, "if you sit in rush
hour traffic, tow a trailer, idle
outside a school, drive on dusty
roads, that's considered severe
duty."

Local driving in colder cli-
mates can also cause buildup
of ice and snow under the car,
which may contain corrosive
chemicals. Fix suggests hosing it
off on slightly warmer days. She
also suggests waxing your car
regularly. Sound like a lot of
work to keep a car zooming
along past 100,000 miles?

"It's your second most
expensive investment. You
want to take care of it," says
Fix. "With your home, some-
thing needs fixing and you get
on it,” she says. "With your car,
especially one with a lot of
miles you have to get on it right
away too."

These small investments will
add years to the life of your car.

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Document charts Cuba's

ANDREA

RODRIGUEZ, Associated
Press Writers

PAUL HAVEN, Associated
Press Writers

HAVANA

n internal
Communist
Party docu-
ment envisions
a radically revamped Cuban
economy, with a new tax code,
freshly legalized private coop-
eratives and a state payroll no
longer shackled by the need to
support at least a half-million
idle or unproductive workers.
The document — obtained
Tuesday by The Associated
Press — also offers a cold dose
of reality for those who think
reforming one of the last bas-
tions of Soviet-style commu-
nism will be easy: It warns that
many of the new businesses will
be shuttered within a year.
The 26-page document flesh-
es out some of the details of
sweeping layoffs of 500,000
workers by March 2011 that
Cuba announced Monday in
the most dramatic reform insti-
tuted since President Raul Cas-
tro took over from his ailing
brother, Fidel, in 2008.
Workers at the ministries of
sugar, tourism and agriculture
will be let go first — and some
layoffs at those entities already



TALKING ECONOMICS: In this photo made available by the Cuban Government’s National Information
Agency, AIN, Cuba’s leader Fidel Castro, left, and Cuba’s journalist and biographer Katiuska Blanco, attend
the presentation of Castro’s new book La Contra Ofensiva Estrategica, or The Strategic Counter Offensive,
at Havana’s University on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. Fidel Castro said Friday his comments about the Cuban
economic model no longer working were misinterpreted by a visiting American journalist, taking back an

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began in July, it said. The last in
line for cutbacks include the
Civil Aviation sector and the
Ministry of Social Services —
the very agency charged with
overseeing the layoffs.

No government sector
appears to go untouched, with
cuts slated for Cuba's vaunted
athletics program — long
favored under sports-crazy
Fidel Castro since the early
days of his 1959 revolution —
and even its Health and Edu-
cation Ministries.

Taken together, the plan rep-
resents the largest shift to pri-
vate enterprise since the early
1990s, when the collapse of the

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45 of 2000), RESSELY COMPANY INC. is in disso-
lution. Jame A. Sarmiento M. is the Liquidator and can
be contacted at 00571-6172029, jsarmiento@valorem.co
m.co, Carrera 14 No. 93-68 Bogota, Colombia. All per-
sons having claims against the above-named company
are required to send their names, addresses and particu-
lars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator before 11th
day of October, 2010.

NOTICE

SHINRA ENTERPRISE INC.

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 138(4) of the International Business
Companies Act. 2000, SHINRA ENTERPRISE
INC. is in dissolution as of September 9, 2010.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated
at 3% Floor Withfield Tower, 4792 Coney Drive,
Belize City, Belize is the Liquidator.

LIQUIDATOR



(AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

FRUITFUL BUSINESS: A fruit vendor sits by his goods at a popular market in Havana, Cuba, Friday Aug. 27, 2010.

(AP Photo/AIN, Omara Garcia)

short on cash.

NOTICE

VARTESA BUISNESS LTD.

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 138(4) of the International Business
Companies Act. 2000, VARTESA BUISNESS
LTD. is in dissolution as of September 9, 2010.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated
at 3% Floor Withfield Tower, 4792 Coney Drive,
Belize City, Belize is the Liquidator.

LIQUIDATOR

Legal Notice

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)
SUNSTONE PROPERTY HOLDINGS LTD

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 of the International Business Companies Act No.
45 of 2000, SUNSTONE PROPERTY HOLDINGS LTD,
has been dissolved and struck off the Register according
to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
General on the 16th day of August, 2010.

Robert Philip Surcouf
Harbour Reach
Rue De Carteret

St Helier
Jersey
Channel Islands
Liquidator

(AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: A food vendor sits by his goods at a popular market in Havana, Cuba, Friday Aug.
27, 2010. Cuba’s official Gazette published Friday two decrees that loosen state controls on commerce,
enough to let Cubans sell agricultural products from their homes, and allow foreign investors to lease gov-
ernment land for up to 99 years. They are key first steps of President Raul Castro’s promise to reduce the
communist state’s control of the economy while attempting to generate new revenues for a government

NOTICE

EXXONMOBIL EXPLORATION AND
PRODUCTION (QATAR BLOCK TWO) LIMITED



Creditors having debts or claims against the above-
named Company are required to send particulars
thereof to the undersigned c/o P.O. Box N-624,
Nassau, Bahamas on or before 8th day of October,
A.D.,2010. Indefaultthereofthey will be excluded from
the benefit of any distribution made by the Liquidator.

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

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

NOTICE

EXXONMOBIL EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION
QATAR (BLOCK TWO) LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

EXXONMOBIL EXPLORATION AND
PRODUCTION QATAR (BLOCK TWO) LIMITED
is in dissolution under the provisions of the
International Business Companies Act 2000.

The dissolution of the said Company commenced
on the 13th day of September, 2010 when its
Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the Registrar General.

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

Dated the 13th day of September, 2010.
HARRY B. SANDS,

LOBOSKY MANAGEMENTCO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company



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path to economic reform



(AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)
FOCUSED: Manuel Cardenas repairs shoes in La Habanera state-
run workshop in Havana, Cuba, Monday Sept. 13, 2010.

FROM page 6B

Soviet Union forced cash-strapped Cuba to legalize the USS. dol-
lar and allow people to open private restaurants and small veg-
etable stands. Many of those reforms were rolled back once the
severe economic crisis eased. It was Fidel Castro himself who led
the effort to scale back those reforms — and now his brother is in
charge. Indeed, analysts said the tone of this week's announcement
is entirely different, signaling that the changes are here to stay.

“When they expanded self-employment in the 1990s, it was to get
out of a crisis, and officials really didn't want to talk about it," said
Phil Peters, a Cuba specialist at the Lexington Institute near Wash-
ington. "But here, Raul Castro has decided that the government
and its enterprises have to shed a large number of employees,
and so this shift to the private sector is to achieve one of his strate-
gic objectives."

The document obtained by AP — which is dated Aug. 24 and
laid out like a PowerPoint presentation with bullet points and
large headlines — said many laid-off workers will be urged to
form private cooperatives. Others will be pushed into jobs at for-
eign-run companies and joint ventures. Still more will need to set
up small business — particularly in the areas of transportation, food
and house rental. It even explained what to look for when decid-
ing whom to lay off. Those whose pay is not in line with their low
productivity and those who lack discipline or are not interested in
work will go first. It said some dismissed workers should be offered
jobs in the public sector.

The plan hints at higher wages for the best workers — something
Raul Castro has been promising for years — but said, "It is not pos-
sible to reform salaries in the current situation.”

The outline includes a long list of "ideas for cooperatives,"
including raising animals and growing vegetables, construction
jobs, driving a taxi and repairing automobiles — even making
sweets and dried fruit. But it warned that many of the fledgling
businesses won't get off the ground because laid-off workers often
lack the experience, skill or initiative to make it on their own.

"Many of them could fail within a year,” the document said, with-
out outlining what to do with people whose enterprises go under.

The reforms received a lukewarm response from Washington,
with a State Department spokesman noting the U‘S. is also inter-
ested in seeing political change on the island.

"Opening the Cuban system — economically and politically —
is clearly in the interest of the Cuban people," State Department
spokesman Charles Luoma-Overstreet told AP. "If these changes
in fact provide for more space for individual Cuban entrepre-
neurs and businesses to operate, that would be positive."

Already, 823,000 Cubans work in the private sector, including
about 144,000 that work for themselves legally. The state still
employs the other 84 percent of the 5.1 million-member work
force. Those statistics don't include an unknown number of Cubans
working quietly on the black market, who pay no tax on what
they earn. In a country where doctors and scientists make only
slightly more than the national average monthly salary of $20, it is
not uncommon to see surgeons driving illegal taxis in their spare



(AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

LINING UP: Government employees line up to enter a state-run bus after work in Old Havana, Cuba, Monday Sept. 13, 2010.



(AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)
STATE OF ACTIVITY: Workers repair shoes in ‘La Habanera’ state owned workshop in Havana, Cuba, Monday, 13, 2010. Raul Castro’s gov-
ernment announced Monday it will cast off at least half a million state employees by mid-2011 and reduce restrictions on private enterprise

time. The internal document refers to a "new tax system” that will
be "more personalized and more rigorous." It says taxes will be col-
lected on wages, sales, social security payments to retirees and on

small businesses that employ people.

The payroll tax is particularly striking, as it envisions some
Cubans getting rich off the labor of their compatriots, a major
departure for a government that long said it was marching toward
an egalitarian utopia. Some doubt the change can be pulled off.

Oscar Espinosa Chepe, a state-trained economist who is now an
anti-communist dissident, said the changes are long overdue. But
he worried that the government would not create an environment
conducive to private enterprise and instead would try to mandate
free enterprise from above.

"If they are going to start cooperatives, they need to let people
make their own decisions, without imposing anything on them,” he
said. "The cooperatives need to be real initiatives of those doing the
producing, not created from on high."

Peters, who has long favored expanded cooperation with Cuba,
acknowledged the challenges, but said he had no doubt the gov-
ernment would follow through. "These are serious changes that are
going to expand the private sector in Cuba and improve the wel-
fare of many thousands of Cuban families as they engage in entre-
preneurship,” he said. "There are going to be zigs and zags
because it is a big change, but it is clearly a move toward a much
larger private sector inside a socialist economy."

Euridis Rivero, 34, who makes a living selling pizza and ham
sandwiches from his private stand in Havana, could be a vision of
Cuba's future. He pays 315 Cuban pesos ($15) a month in taxes,
and keeps any other profits for himself. Rivero said the sweeping
changes announced Monday are good, but that many who have
grown accustomed to a steady state paycheck will have trouble
adjusting.

"People are worried," he said. "They like working for the state,
but the state can't afford to pay them."

NOTICE is hereby given that MAXENE BAZILE of Mackey
St., P.O. BOX N-272, 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 8'*day of September, 2010 to the Minister
responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-

7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LASHANDA LAREAL ALBURY
of CLARIDGE ROAD, P.O. BOX SB-50807, 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 8'" day of September, 2010 to the Minister responsible
for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

to help them find new jobs.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MARIO BOUVIERE
LAGREDELLE PETERSON of WEST LAVADA BEND,
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 8" day of September, 2010 to the Minister responsible
for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.







ROYAL FIDELITY

MAonoy af ork

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, RHONDA L.C. HULL of
45 Great Abaco Club in the Township of Marsh Harbour
in the Island of Abaco, Bahamas, intend to change my
infant daughter’s name from ERINLEE ROMALDA HULL
to ERINLEE ROMALDA SANDS. If there are any objections
to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write
such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, PRO.Box
N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (80) days after the
date of publication of this notice.

EJ FG CAPITAL MARKETS
& 6 BROKERAGE & ADVISORY SERVICES

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BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:
TUESDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER 2010
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,525.29 | CHG -0.04 | %CHG 0.00 | YTD -40.09 | YTD % -2.56
FINDEX: CLOSE 000.00 | YTD 00.00% | 2009 -12.31%
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52wk-Low
1.00
9.67
4.50
0.18

Securit
AML Foods Limited
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank ($1)
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean Bank
Focol (S)
Focol Class B Preference

1.01
10.63

4.90

0.18
3.15
2.14
9.62
2.50
5.40
1.90
1.60
5.94
8.50
8.77
3.75
1.00

3.15
2.17
10.77
2.50
6.69
1.76
1.90
6.07
8.80
9.74
5.46
1.00
5.00
o.S2
10.00

ICD Utilities
J. S. Jonnson
Premier Real Estate

a
o.a2
10.00

Previous Close Today's Close

Daily Vol. EPS $
0.250
0.013
0.598

-0.877
0.168
0.016
1.212
0.781
0.422
0.111
0.627

-0.003
0.287
0.720
0.366
0.000
0.012
0.883
0.355

Change Div $
1.01
10.63
4.90
0.18
3.15
2.1
10.77
2.50
6.69
1.72
1.90
6.07
8.80
9.74
5.46
1.00
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o.S2
10.00

BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES - (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)

52wk-Hi__52wk-Low Security

Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029)
Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +
Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +
Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) +

Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) +

Symbol
BAH29
FBB17
FBB22
FBB13
FBB15

Last Sale

Change Interest
0.00 6.95%
0.00 T%
0.00 Prime + 1.75%
0.00 T%
0.00 Prime + 1.75%

Daily Vol.

99.46
100.00
100.00
100.00
100.00

20 November 2029
19 October 2017
19 October 2022

30 May 2013
29 May 2015

RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)

Bid ®
5.07
0.35

Symbol
Bahamas Supermarkets
RND Holdings

Ask &
6.01
0.40

Last Price
14.00
0.55

EPS $
-2.945
0.001

Div & P/E
0.000
0.000

Daily Wo.

CFAL Securities Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)

ABDAB
RND Holdings

30.13
0.45

31.59
0.55

29.00
0.55

4.540
0.002

0.000
0.000

BISX Listed Mutual Funds

NAV
1.4904
2.9115
1.5502
2.8624

13.4286
109.3929
100.1833

1.1272
1.0948
11275

Fund Name
CFAL Bond Fund

CFAL MSI Preferred Fund

CFAL Money Market Fund

Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund
CFAL Global Bond Fund

CFAL Global Equity Fund

FG Financial Preferred Income Fund
FG Financial Growth Fund

FG Financial Diversified Fund

1.4005
2.8266
1.4920
2.8522
13.0484

101.6693
93.1998
1.0000
1.0000
1.0000
9.1005 Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal

Protected TIGRS, Series 1

Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal

Protected TIGRS, Series 2

Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal

Protected TIGRS, Series 3

Royal Fidelity Int'l Fund - Equities Sub Fund

9.5955
10.0000
10.3734
9.1708
9.1708

4.8105 7.5827

YTD%
3.59%
0.85%
2.86%
-8.16%
0.46%
5.20%
-1.52%
3.43%
2.51%
3.37%

NAV 3MTH
1.475244
2.926483
1.533976

NAV 6MTH
1.452500
2.906205
1.518097

Last 12 Months %
6.42%
0.23%
3.91%
-7.49%
2.40%
7.60%
3.56%
5.28%
6.10%
5.64%

31-Jul-10
31-Aug-10
27-Aug-10
31-Aug-10
31-Aug-10
30-Jun-10
30-Jun-10
31-Aug-10
31-Aug-10
31-Aug-10

107.570620
105.779543

103.987340
101.725415

2.71% 5.96% 31-Jul-10

-3.69% 3.38% 31-Jul-10

-8.29%
-1.74%

-8.29%
11.58%

31-Aug-10
31-Aug-10

MARKET TERMS

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00
52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks

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

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

Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

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

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

KS) - 4-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007

S41) - 3-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 7/11/2007

YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. - Tracing volume of the prior week

EPS $ - A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value

N/M - Not Meaningful

FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100



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- he first thing to take
: into account when din-
‘ ning at a restaurant is
~ * P the service. A restaurant can
. have the best chef on the
7 } island cooking the best food,
ee _— ait tn 1 : \ iy } )._ but if the service is not par
A rae . * ‘ —\ e \ » excellence there is no reason
f a _— a to partronise that particular
i ' establishment.
~ The food must be well pre-
a 4 pared, which means the food
ya must not only be delicious but it
should also be presented in an
excellent manner and the
ambiance must be one that is
comfortable, Nelly’s Dell is all
that and more!

Horatio Smith, the new man-
ager and owner of Nelly’s Deli
was excited when he spoke to Tri-
bune Taste about booming busi-
ness at the deli, “ Business has
been good and we are still adver-
tising, we did well. Once we
opened up our doors, we were
immediately busy,” he said.

“We also offer Christmas par-
ties as well as office parties. We
just want to be able to provide for
the community. We have not
started delivery service as yet but
it is something we want to do,” he
said.

Mr Smith told Tribune Taste
+ af . 1 that their intentions is for Nelly’s

at - Deli to be a place where it’s “chill
, and cool” and patrons can feel
: free to sit, relax and read a book

‘ if they want.

: He explained that during his
first week the staff had to be dou-
ef bled, the business was so good,
Lah) the line was actually out of the



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“ People trust our opinions so

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you know that is exciting. In this
C S C | [O | C S area we have competition and
there is nothing that separates
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coming to us, except for good ser-
vice,” he said.

The deli is decorated with fea-
tured paintings from local artist, “
we are going to feature new artist



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ust a few images of what, we the
Bahamas, looked like 40...50...60
years in the past.

BY ROLAND ROSE

The nightclubs of the Nassau in the 50’s and
60’s were not just for tourists. Bahamians from
all walks of life enjoyed the entertainment.



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Adderley
brings a bold
new approach
to media and
broadcasting

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By ALESHA CADET
Tribune Feature s Writer



Adderley also known as The
"PrezidentialWun” is recognised
for his "powerhouse of possibilities”.

He brings a bold, hybrid approach to media con-
cepts, broadcasting, art, music and the ever highly
scrutinised "freestyle" form of expression.

Although just 22, he has already worked as a
trainer at Body Zone Gym, waited tables at the
Baccarat Restaurant at Sandals Royal Bahamian
Resort for a 14-month period and had a year-long
stint as a guest services agent at Kerzner Interna-
tional's Atlantis Resort.

At sixteen Chris pinched his pennies by saving
lunch money and working odd jobs to buy his
own car.

“I must say, I guess his mobility wasn't only
upward from a young age, but literally horizon-
tally east to west on the busy streets of Nassau
experiencing the bustling hustle and digging a clear
path to his own little groove," said Tuesday White,
his manager.

According to Ms White, Chris' take on art and
culture is definitely second nature. “Made in the
‘80's he has all the qualities of a generation y baby
(1980 - 1990); "smart mouth", quirky style, street
smarts.

“He couples all of this with an ambitious, positive
outlook on life to give you a well-rounded Nassau
born young man with the savvy and swagger of a
gentleman years his senior. Chris has been willing
to experiment and take risks artistically from the
very beginning,” she said.

"In his Queen's College days, he amazed a tal-
ent show audience, along with a few other class-
mates, with an elaborate performance of Dr Dre's
“Guilty Conscience" - and thus embarked on the
journey into the world of music and the art of
“freestyle” expression.

Christ went on to build momentum and cultivate
his wild-fire talents in 2006 when he joined the
cast of the hilarious and highly favored comedy
show "Da S.P.O.T." created by Thought Katcher,"
she added.

This flow continued into 2007 where Chris max-
imised on his popularity to entertain night-lifers by
hosting the "Satisfaction Series"; a group of parties
targeting the urban social scene with four events
from May to August of that year.

Chris' journey to achieve greatness continued

Ciiiteriesaiso Jayson Dane



in 2008 when he followed up with the "The Inau-
guration" at Plush on East Bay Street; another
very well-attended, crowd pleasing event. In
October 2008, he then joined well-known
writer and tv personality Nadine
Thomas-Brown to co-host Roots &
Culture TV, a show locally aired on
Cable 12.

His very first interviews, filmed at
Nygard Cay with the ever-charis-
matic CEO of Tempo Networks,
Frederick Morton Jr was just the
stellar experience that Chris need-
ed to know that he was definitely
in television to stay. In 2009, he
began lending his voice as talent
in radio commercials for BTC
and Fidelity Bank.

Ms White said: " The list
goes on and on and on to big-
ger and betters things that
seem to fall in his lap at times,
but upon reflection they are bene-
fits reaped after years of taking
chances and nurturing his home
grown goodness."

“ He's got. projects in the
works for 2010 that will re-define
Bahamian culture, art, and
music with a "surge". Look, lis-
ten, and be ready for it!" she
said.

On any given Wednesday
you will find Chris himself
hosting the event "Express
‘Yourself "at The Hub for a
crowd of eager listeners and
weekly artistic faithful.

Ms White told Tribune
Entertainment that it's been
more than a year since Chris
started to draw curious minds
and needy ears to this Open
Mic emporium of tormented minds and lyrical
tongues. He previously hosted Tom Brown Media's
“Express Yourself" open mic show at Da Bridge
Bar and Grill on East Bay Street.

The creative young man plans to continue with
the show under Prezidential Promotions with the
new name "MIC CHECK 1,2,4.2". The show fea-
tures live performances weekly by Bahamian enter-
tainers well known for their original songs and
poetry, dance and other artistic expressions.
Each week the show also features new artists
with their renditions of old favorites and creative



















Local author to launch Glassidor a

science fiction hook set in The Bahamas

















BOLD: Christopher Adderley also known as The “PrezidentialWun".

new pieces.

Hitting the stage this week and the weeks to fol-
low are performers such as Bigga T and Dosa, Sin-
cere (Poet), Chief Connection, Baygon, Shariff and
comedian Erin Greene, etc.

The show is sponsored by Skyy High Spirits, fea-
turing brands like Conjure Cognac, Molly's Irish
Cream and Imperial Vodka, showtime is 9pm.
Artists can feel free to log on to Facebook and
search "MIC CHECK 1,2,4,2" for more informa-
tion on the show and how to get on the list of per-
formers.







’s children. Dee, a space nomad,
arrives on this blue planet in 1620
AD to recover a lost artifact sent
there by her ancestors 74 million
years earlier. Dee’s mission proves
easier said than done and is com-
plicated by a galactic war that is rag-
ing light-years away. The threat is
mounting, and if this war is lost, a

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Set
in the backdrop of the beautiful
Bahamas, Glassidor is a fast paced
science fiction adventure. It is the
story of a mother’s love, duty, and
devotion, in her protection of Earth-
’s children. Dee, a space nomad,
arrives on this blue planet in 1620
AD to recover a lost artifact sent
there by her ancestors 74 million
years earlier.

Glassidor was written by Lewis
Walmsley, who was born, raised and
educated in England. He immigrat-
ed to Toronto Canada in 1974
where he spent 34 years in the auto-
motive machining industry. He
moved to Freeport in 2008 where
he lives with his fiancée Katherine.

Sept 15 and18
Bahamas Rowing &
Skulling Federation’s

Inaugural Meetings

¢ The general public and espe-
cially rowing, skulling and kayak-
ing enthusiasts are invited to two
inaugural meetings of the newly-
formed Bahamas Rowing and
Skulling Federation. Agenda is
open and includes all topics
exploring possibilities for rowing,
skulling and kayaking in the
Bahamas. Come and meet other
fans, share your ideas and help us
form a plan.

These sports take place on lakes,
rivers and the ocean. Several
ocean rowing world records have
been held and broken in the
Bahamas! Come to the Sheraton

Glassidor is his first fiction with a
second work almost complete.

A public book launch will take
place on Saturday, October 2nd at
the Ruby Swiss Restaurant at
6.30pm which will feature readings
from characters of the book and
other surprises...

“Since being here the islanders
have been so kind to Katherine and
I so we wanted to give something
back,” said Mr Walmsley.

“Living here in Freeport is a
dream come true, I love the laid
back lifestyle, and the friendly Chris-
tian people. I like to think of myself
as a story teller rather than a writer
as Iam no Hemingway. When writ-
ing Glassidor and my second book,

lobby (upstairs), Cable Beach,
Nassau on Wednesday Sept 15 at
7pm and on Saturday Sept 18 from
9 am and 12 pm RSVP at: 376-7081
or email:
bahamasrowing@gmail.com

Sept 18 -

Bob Marley: Man,
Myth and Music:

Jung Society Dinner

Presentation

¢ The Jung Society of Nassau
invites the public to a special din-
ner presentation on Bob Marley:
Man, Myth and Music. Dr Rick
Overman examines the archetypes
manifested in Marley's life and
music and what his powerfully
emotional image carries for the
collective psyche.

I purposely wove The Bahamas into
the story lines with the hope that
someday the tales will become
movies and so bring worldwide
attention to this beleaguered island
of Grand Bahama. I see its past
splendor, and hope that in some way
my fictions might create a ground
swell to put the “Grand” back in
Grand Bahama,” says Mr Walmsley.

Synopsis

Set in the backdrop of the beau-
tiful Bahamas with such places at
Lucayan National Park, Ben’s Cave,
and even the British Colonial Hilton
hotel, Glassidor is a fast paced sci-
ence fiction adventure. It is the sto-
ry of a mother’s love, duty, and
devotion, in her protection of Earth-

Dr Overman is a Florida-
licensed psychologist. He received
his Diploma in Analytical Psychol-
ogy from the Inter-Regional Soci-
ety of Jungian Analysts, and his
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
from the Illinois School of Profes-
sional Psychology and his Master's
Degree in Religious Studies from
Indiana University. The event will
be held at 6pm at the Marley
Resort & Spa. Dress is upscale
casual. Tickets: $75 ($150 VIP),
available at Marley Resort, Logos
Bookstore and Unity Center of
Light or by calling 328-6523.

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whole lot will change, and humans
everywhere will face annihilation.
The war between humankind and
the sinister Muss will eventually turn
up on Earth in the prophecy of
Armageddon, but if Dee, with guid-
ance from her creator and the help
of the mysterious substance, 'glassic'
can accomplish her mission and find
the relic, she will be the only woman
in this galaxy that might be able to
prevent the inevitable.

Although this novel is pure sci-
ence fiction, it will draw the reader
into parallels of recent world histo-
ry and offers interesting snippets
for the folklorists among us.

Lewis Walmsley can be reached
at Glassidor@gmail.com

¢ Dynamo Instructor John Mills
has launched his unique
JunkanooFit exercise classes at
Providence Pilates Studio.
JunkanooFit combines Bahamian
music, Junkanoo grooves with
karate combos and aerobics. Great
for cardio, endurance and strength.
Perfect for getting fit for Bay
Street. Held five days a week at
Providence Pilates Studio,
Grosvenor Close West, off Shirley
St, Nassau. There a limited spaces
so individuals are encouraged to
book their spots as soon as possi-
ble. For more information call 323-
0121.
Sept 18 - Saturday
6th Annual

Free Legal Clinic
¢ Halsbury Chambers presents

New artist left
introduces himself
to the local

music industry

By JEFFARAH GIBSON
Tribune Features Writer

ANEW generation of artists has
emerged who seek to revoluntize
the music industry both locally and
internationally. They have blend-
ed their talents into a variety of
genres not traditionally heard, but
which have become a breath of
fresh air in the musical world.

Travis “‘TEFF’ Johnson is one of
those artists who are contributing
to this revolution. With his dual
ethnicity he has fused both the
genre of his roots, and the genre of
his place of birth in his music. And
for the first time he is introducing
himself and this new style of music
to the Bahamas, the Caribbean,
and the rest of the world.

The new genre which he calls
reg/hop intertwines the rhythms
of both reggae and hip hop.

“I was born in Philadelphia and
I was raised in Jamaica. So I decid-
ed to stay true to who I am
because as a musician you must
know where you come from to
know where you are going,” the
artist told Tribune Entertainment.

“T love reggae and I love hip hop
and so instead of sticking to one
genre we decided to fuse the two
together and it sounded really
good and I haven’t got a bad
review,” he said.

Because reggae is viewed by
some people as negative, and sex-
ually suggestive, especially with
onslaught of the more flamboyant
artists, Teff said he wants to dimin-
ish the negative connotation usu-
ally associated with reggae music.

“Some people are not attracted
to reggae music because it is hard
to understand. What I am trying
to do is give reggae music a little
more substance and make it more
understandable and I am trying to
make the non listeners of reggae
music love it,” he said.

Currently’ TEFF’s music has
been surfacing on television and
radio stations in the USA, UK,
and Jamaica.

TEFF’s unique versatility has
been compared to that of Hip pop
icon “Kanye West” with a reggae
and African flair. As an artist, his
flows are both lyrical and substan-
tial which is the reason why pro-
moters and show coordinators
alike could not help but open their
doors for the young artist to per-
form his single “Top Top” and
“Hop Up”.

TEFF is doing it like all the
artists trying to get their foot into
the music industry. He has recent-

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its 6th annual Free Legal Clinic
that provides the information you
need for the life you want. The
event starts at 9am-4pm at Hals-
bury Chambers. Consultations
only! Space is limited. For more
information call 393-4551.

Sept 22 - Wednesday

BIFF Film Series:
“Desert Wedding” and

“Traces of the Trade”

¢ The Bahamas International
Film Festival continues its film
series with the films, “Desert Wed-
ding” and “Traces of the Trade”,
7.30pm at Old Fort Bay. Cost:
$12/per screening; $100/complete
package, including popcorn. T:
325-5747. See
www.bintlfilmfest.com.

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Nelly's Deli
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as time goes by,” Mr Smith
said.

Speaking about his past
experiences with catering, Mr
Smith said: “ I did weddings
at the Sheraton Hotel before
for about a year, I always
wanted to open up a restau-
rant and when the opportu-
nity came, my partners and
myself jumped at it. I am
now able to share this with
other people.”

He added: “ I wanted
something that everyone can
come in and enjoy good
food. In the very near future
we want to start something
called “Jazz Nights”, that fea-
tures music artists as well as
visual artists.”

For the upcoming holiday
season, the staff of Nelly’s is
looking at extending their
Fridays to “Happy Hour Fri-

days.”

Nelly’s is in a very conve-
nient location he said. “ We
have a very collective mix of
people on Charlottle Street
that come here for food
every now and again,” Mr
Smith said.

The Nelly’s Continental
Basket Breakfast Menu fea-
tures assorted muffins,
breakfast pastries and scram-
bled or fried eggs with grits,
just to name a few. On Fri-
day’s Nelly’s offers chicken
souse with Johnny cake
along with juices and soft
drinks.

Bahamian specials such as
curry mutton with white rice
and cole slaw or steamed
pork chops with peas n’ rice
potato salad and fried plan-
tain are also available.

Nelly’s Deli is opened
between the hours of 7 am
to 3 pm on Mondays through
Fridays on Victoria Hall,
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FROM page 10

ly released a mixtape and is
about to release his first
album “Youngest Veteran”.

During his performance
at the KipRich Show last
year, TEFF showed the
audience his great skills in
musicianship and made a
statement that he is indeed a
force to be reckoned with.

TEFF has also performed
with some of the most cre-
ative and talented artists in
both the Reggae and Hip
Hop industry today. Artists
such as KipRich, Marlon
Asher, Richie Spice, Aido-
nia, Jr Demus, Hollow Point
and the king of the dance-
hall-Beenie Man. His expan-
sive talents and humble
nature has caused him to
gain the respect of veterans
in the music industry who
all admire his music.

Music has always been a
comforter to the artist. At
the age of 11, he turned to
music as an outlet to ease
the pain of his parents’
divorce. It became a solemn
interest forcing his peers to
acknowledge his outstand-
ing talent.

Both his mother and idol,
Bob Marley, had an influ-
ence on his music. He also
allows world experiences,
social ills and political
entrapments to fuel is voice.

“T make music that
inspires people to enjoy life,
not to stress about what they
do not have in life or to go
out and take someone else’s,
Music is life. It’s the voice
of the world, so I compose
music for both the young
and mature to listen, learn
and enjoy for years to
come,” he said.

TEFF will continue on his
press tour to other parts of
the Caribbean.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010

By JEFFARAH GIBSON
Tribune Features Writer

he Carifringe Festival- a
| cross section of the arts
and culture is loosely

based on the Caribbean cultural
event Carifesta and will cele-

brate the arts in the Bahamas. It e e
is a multidisciplinary event that

is composed of a wide range of | |
activities including theatrical

productions, concerts, art exhi-
bitions, literary readings, social
gatherings, workshops, discus-
sions, parties and craft markets
from a variety of creative com-
munities locally and regionally.

Art enthusiasts will see the return of
the play series Shakespeare in Paradise,
as well as other theatrical productions.
They will also see the works of talented
Bahamian designers at the Islands of
the World Fashion week.

Additionally local art galleries such as
Doongalik Studios, The Hub Gallery,
Popopstudios Centre for the Visual
Arts New Providence Art & Antiques,
have also collaborated with Carifringe
to present this one of a kind art expe-
rience.

Individuals interested in breaking
into the music industry abroad will be
exposed to veterans in the internation-
al music industry at the Music Momen-
tum Summit which is also a Carifringe
event.

“CariFringe is intended to be a
regional arts festival for the Caribbean
which is inspired by and loosely mod-
eled on the Caribbean Festival of Arts
(CARIFESTA). CariFringe aims to
expose locals and visitors to the best
in the Caribbean arts through a diverse
experiences," said Jon Murray festival
coordinator.

The event was strategically sched-
uled for October 1-11 as event coordi-
nators believe it has the ability to boost
visits to the capital.

"The timing was strategically select-
ed to increase international artists and
tourist visits for larger overall partici-
pation that will assist in stimulating the
economy during a recorded slow
tourism period. Along with showcas-
ing a bounty of artistic events and
increasing financial opportunities the
festival intends to demonstrate a new
festival model — based on the new
strategic model of Carifesta — which
will provide cultural, economic and i
community based opportunities both
locally and throughout the region,” Mr a ais
Murray said. EYE CATCHING: Islands of the World Fashion week is

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provide venues and opportunities for 4 :
artists, or creating a more local cultur-
al community, emphasis is placed on
networking and establishing long-term
mutually beneficial relationships
between corporate entities, cultural
industries and the community through-
out the year.

"People love festivals and we are
using this as a tool to bring people
together. We can have a huge impact if
we connect and stay connected,” he
said.

CariFringe is intended to be largely
self-managed by participating artists.
Unlike Carifesta which is funded, man-
aged, produced and branded by the
host government, CariFringe looks to
provide artists the opportunity and
responsibility to have their own artistic
direction.

All of the participating affiliates of
Carifringe are responsible for providing
the content of the show. They include
Shakespeare in Paradise, Islands of the
World Fashion Week, Bahamas Writers
Summer Institute, Popopstudios Center
for the Visual Arts, Brown Entertain-
ment Group, New Providence Arts &
Antiques, Track Road Theatre, The
Music Industry Retreat, Doogalik Stu-
dios & Gallery, Insitu Arch:Caribbean
Architecture, and Fam Fest.

Oragnisers of the show are seeking
volunteers for the event. Interested per-
sons can contact carifringe@gmail.com.





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2010

"AGES 10 & 11 © International sports news

Disappointing
first week for
NFL players

By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

A DISAPPOINTING week
one for Bahamian-American
players in the National Football
League (NFL) produced less than
desirable results for their fran-
chises.

New York Jets offensive tack-
le D'Brickashaw Ferguson and
Cleveland Browns tight end Alex
Smith had up and down week-
ends to open the NFL season.

Smith, the fifth year veteran,
survived roster cuts at the end of
preseason. However, it failed to
translate to immediate playing
time.

Brown, listed as fourth on the
Browns’ depth chart at tight end,
was named inactive for week one
of the Cleveland's 17-14 loss on
the road at the hands of the Tam-
pa Bay Buccaneers Sunday after-
noon.

Without Smith in the lineup,
the tight end position received
12 targets from quarterback Jake
Delhomme, second only to wide
receivers.

Incoming free agents and
starter Ben Watson received six
targets, Evan Moore five and
third string Robert Royal, one.

Moore was one of the most
productive receivers in the pass-
ing game with three catches and a
team leading 87 yards.

Watson finished with three
catches for 16 yards to lead all
players at the position.

Smith signed a one-year con-
tract with the Cleveland Browns
in the offseason on May 4.

He was expected to solidify a
tight end receiving corps which
struggled heavily last year as the
Browns had one of the league's
weakest passing attacks.

The Browns’ leading receiving
tight end of 2009-10, Royal,
totalled just 11 catches for 134
yards and one touchdown in 11
starts.

Royal grabbed the starting spot
after Steve Heiden was placed on
injured reserve due to an ankle
injury.

The Browns released Heiden
on March 12, the day they signed
former New England Patriots
Watson to a four-year deal.

Ferguson also saw his team fall
in defeat in week one, a 10-9 loss
to the Baltimore Ravens on
ABC's Monday Night Football.

The star left tackle, who
reached his first Pro Bowl last
season after the Miami Dolphins’
Jake Long withdrew, started his
65th consecutive game for the
Jets. He helped anchor an offen-
sive line that last season paved
the way for the NFL's top rushing
attack, but struggled last night.

The Jets finished with 21 car-
ries for 116 yards but failed to
reach the endzone.

Newly acquired free agent
LaDanian Tomlinson led the
team with 11 carries for 62 yards
while Shonn Greene rushed for
18 yards on five carries.

Ferguson was lined up across
from perennial pro-bowler Terell
Suggs who finished with six tack-
les and a half sack.

The Browns will go on the road
to face the Kansas City Chiefs in
week two while the Jets will also
travel to face division rival New
England Patriots.

Team Bahamas strong for






Commonwealth Games

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

Ithough some of the elite

athletes have shut down

their season and the four

qualified swimmers opted

to stay in school, the Bahamas will still

be represented by a strong team at the
XIX Commonwealth Games.

Yesterday at their office, the

Bahamas Olympic Committee

announced a 25-member team of ath-

letes that will compete in athletics (track
and field), boxing, cycling and tennis in
New Delhi, India, October 3-14.

The team is scheduled to depart on
Sunday, September 26, and return on
Saturday, October 16.

“You would notice that some of our
elite athletes are not traveling to India
for the Commonwealth Games, as in
the case of our top swimmers,” said
Wellington Miller, the president of the
BOC, who will head the official team
delegation.

“The BOC has worked hard in prepa-

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ration getting this team together and

organised for India. And we are assured
that India is ready to receive us and
that this team is ready to perform at its

best for the country.”

Miller said despite the absence of the
majority of the top athletes and the
swimmers, the BOC has put together
the best team that can represent the

Bahamas.

“This is a good opportunity for the
young athletes to make a name for

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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

WHILE the two elite ama-
teur boxers are preparing for
the Commonwealth Games
next month, six younger com-
petitors will get some inter-
national exposure this week-
end.

The Amateur Boxing Asso-
ciation of the Bahamas
announced yesterday that
coaches Arthur Missick and
Prince Ferguson will take
Godfrey Strachan, Deon
Dames, Ronald Woodside,
Levi Missick, Justin Sawyer
and Tyler Collie to the Cay-
man Islands.

They will compete in an
exhibition series between the
two countries.

“This is our way to contin-
ue to build our junior pro-
gramme,” said association
president Wellington Miller.
“As our senior boxers move
on, we want to make sure that
the younger boxers are in a
position to move up.”

Miller noted that after out-
standing amateur boxer Tau-
reano ‘Reno’ Johnson turned
professional, the sport didn’t
suffer because Valentino
Knowles and Carl Hield were
in a position to continue the
rich tradition.

Knowles, a medallist at
both the recent Central
American and Caribbean
Games and the Common-
wealth Championships, will
be traveling with Hield to rep-
resent the Bahamas at the
Commonwealth Games next
month in India.

Strachan (fighting out of
the 165-pound category),
Dames (178 lbs), Woodside
(119 Ibs), Missick (174 Ibs),
Sawyer (143 Ibs) and Collie
(132 lbs), are all expected to
leave town on Friday for the
Caymans.

Miller said this is the type
of competition that the asso-
ciation intends to continue to
send these boxers to so that
they can get prepared for the
major international events
like the CAC and Common-
wealth Games.

“We have set up a relation-
ship with the Cayman Islands
because they have young box-
ers of the same standard as
our boxers,” Miller said. “So
hopefully we will see some of
their boxers coming here in
the future.”

National coach Andre Sey-
mour, who is preparing to
travel to India with Knowles
and Hield, said the boxers
going to the Caymans are well
conditioned and eager to
compete on Saturday.

“This is our up and coming
young boxers that we are
grooming and we’re giving
them the competition that is
needed,” Seymour stressed.

“This is a good tournament
for these boxers to go over
there and display their skills.
We have no doubt that they
will perform very well
because they have two good
coaches going with them.”

The team is due to return
home on Monday.

BBF’s ‘Summer of Thunder’ deemed a success

By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

WITH the Bahamas Basketball
Federation (BBF) completing its
series of exhibition games against a
series of NCAA universities, feder-
ation heads deemed the event a suc-
cess.

The "Summer of Thunder", host-
ed by the BBF, concluded Monday
night at the Kendal Isaacs Gymna-
sium with a Bahamian team ending
the event with their first win of the
series.

The Bahamas All-Star team
scored a 93-90 win over the Port-
land State Vikings to close out the
competition.

Jeremy Hutchinson led the

Bahamas’ All-Star team in 93-90 win over Portland State Vikings

Bahamas with 21 points, Gamaliel
Rose finished with 15, while Michael
Bain and Lasario Burrows each fin-
ished with 14.

Chris Harriel led the Vikings with
a game high 22 points, Phil Nelson
finished with 17 while Melvin Jones
finished with 15.

Over the course of the month-long
event, the BBF hosted a total of nine
teams, including High Point, North
Carolina, the NIT All-Stars, North
Carolina, Georgia State, Memphis,
Nebraska, Ohio, and ended with
Portland State.

The federation hosted a wide
range of universities ranging from

mid-majors to perennial powerhouse
institutions like the North Carolina
Tar Heels, which gave the Bahamas
and the world an early look at the
forecasted top pick of the 2012 NBA
draft, Harrison Barnes.

BBF president Lawrence Hep-
burn said the series of exhibitions
was well organised and noted his
pleasure at the level of performance.

"Overall I'm pleased with the per-
formances of the teams we fielded
over the course of the last few
weeks. As this grows, what we want
to do is to be able to provide a good
level of competition for these col-
lege teams that come down to play in

these exhibition games," he said.

"For many of them they look at it
as downtime to relax, have fun in
an exotic environment, play in the
casinos, have a good time, but we
also want them to have good games
to play, to test themselves in the off-
season."

Hepburn stated that it also gives
Bahamian teams an opportunity to
test their mettle against some of the
best collegiate teams in the US.

"It also gives us an opportunity to
test our talent so we ask teams in
the league to prepare themselves for
events like this every summer so we
can have a positive showing against

such a high level of competition,"
he said.

"So again the overall performance
was great, from a federation stand-
point we did not lose any money,
we were actually able to turn a prof-
it."

The win was the only one in 24
contests for the Bahamas which
fielded several All- Star teams, select
squads and teams from the NPBA.

"The executive team of the fed-
eration did an excellent job over the
course of the event with its organi-
sation and we look for this to only
expand in the very near future,”
Hepburn said.

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INCOMING: Pineapple
Air Wildcats’ Marvelle
Miller unwinds as she
throws a pitch.

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CONNECTION: Proper Care Pool Lady Sharks’ Kelly Smith in action Monday night.

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Arawaks stun
Truckers 6-4

THE return of two of the top players
in the New Providence Softball Associ-
ation (NPSA) produced different results
for the defending champions on Mon-
day night at the Banker’s Field, Bail-
lou Hills Sporting Complex.

In the men’s opener, the defending
champions Commando Security Truck-
ers got shortstop Marvin “Tougie’ Wood
back in their line-up following a three-
game suspension.

But that didn’t stop the Del Sol
Arawaks from acting as spoilers as they
knocked off the Truckers 6-4 to relin-
quish first place to the Dorin United
Hitmen.

And in the women’s feature contest,
the defending champions Pineapple Air
Wildcats welcomed back versatile Mary
‘Cruise’ Edgecombe-Sweeting, who
played her first game for the season in
their 15-4 drubbing of the Proper Care
Pool Lady Sharks as the two now share
first place.

Here’s a summary of the games
played:

Arawaks 6, Truckers 4

Romoro Mortimer-Armbrister led
Del Sol’s offensive attack as they
pounded 15 hits off Commando Securi-
ty’s loser Greg ‘Motts’ Mortimer.

Mortimer-Armbrister went 3-for-4
with a RBI, scoring a run and Cardinal
Gilbert helped his own cause by going 1-
for-3 with two RBI and a run scored,
including ripping a two-run home run.

Dwight Butler was 2-for-4 with a RBI,
Edmund Rolle was 2-for-3 with a run,
Lue Johnson was 2-for-4 with two RBI
and arun, Tim Clarke was 1-for-4 with
arun scored and Nelson Farrington was
2-for-2.

The Truckers managed to get just five
hits off winning pitcher Cardinal
Gilbert. Van ‘Lil Joe’ Johnson was
responsible for two of those hits and he
drove in two as he had a triple and a
homer.

With the win, the Arawaks remained
in sixth place at 5-8, while the Truckers
dropped to second at 13-2, just behind
the Hitmen, who are now out front at
11-1.

Wildcats 15, Lady Sharks 4

Scoring six runs in the top of the sixth,
Pineapple Air greeted Edgecombe-
Sweeting back with an impressive win.

Edgecombe-Sweeting, the long-time
ace pitcher, played first base and she
made her presence felt offensively by
going 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run
scored, just as if she didn’t lose any-
thing as she recuperated from an injury.

Marvelle Miller, who carried the
team’s pitching load in Edgecombe-
Sweeting’s absence, went 4-for-5 with
two doubles and a triple, driving in five
runs and scoring twice. Donnette
Edwards was 3-for-5 with four RBI and
three runs and Christine Edmonds was
2-for-3 with three RBI and three runs.

Miller also got the job done on the
mound as she gave up nine hits. Thela
Johnson suffered the loss for the Lady
Sharks with 15 hits.

Johnson, however, led Proper Care’s
offensive attack by going 3-for-4 with
two doubles, driving in a run and scoring
another. Dawn Forbes was 2-for-3 with
a run and Kelly Smith was 1-for-3 with
two RBI.

The win enabled Pineapple Air to
climb into a two-way tie for first place
with Proper Care Pool at 11-3.

Team Bahamas strong for Commonwealth Games

FROM page 9

themselves now,” Miller said. “They
can’t sit back and wait for the elite
athletes to do it.

“They now realize that the load
is on their shoulders and with most
of the elite athletes almost ready to
retire, the Commonwealth Games
is a good step for them to get their
feet wet in a competition such as
this.”

When asked about his expecta-
tions, Miller simply stated: “I expect
the team to perform very well.”

Roy Colebrooke, the chef de mis-
sion who is scheduled to depart at
least three days before the team,
said having traveled to Delhi twice as
a guest of the India organising com-
mittee, he is satisfied that all of the
relevant facilities will be ready for
competition among the 71 partici-
pating nations.

Although there has been some
concern about the safety of the
games, BOC secretary general Rom-
mell Knowles said the organising
committee has taken the necessary
precautions for all those taking part.

“The stadiums, some of the pic-
tures that we have seen, are just
magnificent, despite some of the
rumours and some of the bad things
that we have been hearing,”
Knowles said.

“T think the games, the Common-
wealth Games in India, will be right
there among the best that have ever
been staged, based on the reports
that we have received.”

Accompanying the team will be
Minister of Sports Charles Maynard
and his wife, along with acting direc-
tor of sports, Kevin Colebrooke.

Three-member Cycling team
Colebrooke, who also doubles up

Team members

HERBP’S a look at the team
selected by the Bahamas Olympic
Committee to represent the
Bahamas at the Commonwealth
Games in New Delhi, India, next
Fauceyetaons

Management team

Wellington Miller (president);
Romell Knowles (Secretary Gen-
eral); Roy Colebrooke (Chef de
Mission); Tim Munnings (Deputy
Chef de Mission); Dr. Keir Miller
(Team Doctor) and Cottrice
Roberts-Robinson (Physio)

Faw nieintes

Roosevelt Thompson (Team
manager); Fritz Grant (head
coach) and Keith Parker (assis-
tant coach)

e Christine Amertil (400
metres); Lavern Eve (Javelin)

e Andretti Bain (400/4x400
relay); Trevor Barry (high jump);
Rudon Bastian (long jump); Rod-
ney Green (100/4x100 relay);
Adrian Griffin (100/4x100 relay);
Michael Mathieu
(400/4x100/4x400 relays); Brunell
McKenzie (4x100 relay); Ramon
Miller (400/4x400 relay); Jamal
Moss (4x400 relay); La’Sean Pick-
stock (4x400 relay); Jamial Rolle

as the president of the Bahamas
Cycling Federation, said they are
very pleased with the team selected
to travel.

“We’ve been doing the training,
we’ve been putting in the time and
although it’s a very young team, we
are very excited,” he said. “We
believe that our team will do

(100/200/4x100 relay); Donald
Thomas (high jump)

Boxing

Andre Seymour (head coach)
and Floyd Seymour (assistant
coach)

Carl Hield (boxer) and Valenti-
no Knowles (boxer).

Alvin Sargent (Referee/Judge)

Cycling

Keith Lloyd (Team manager);
Wayne Price (Mechanic)

e Mark Holowesko (cyclist);
Rowshan Jones (cyclist) and Lau-
rence Jupp (cyclist)

Tennis

Leo Rolle (Men’s coach) and
Kim O’Kelley (female coach)

e Kerrie Cartwright (tennis
player); Nikkita Fountain (tennis
player) and Larikah Russell (ten-
nis player)

e Rodney Carey (tennis play-
er); Devin Mullings (tennis play-
er) and Marvin Rolle (tennis
player)

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Charles Maynard (Minister)
and wife, along with Kevin Cole-
brooke (acting Director of
Sports)

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extremely well in these up coming
games.”

While Mark Holowesko is the
more experienced member, two
youngsters in Rowshan Jones from
Grand Bahama and Laurence Jupp
round out the contingent as they
compete in both the time trials and
the road race.

“This is my first time going to
these games in India and I’ve never
competed at a level this high before,
but I’m going there expecting to
bring home the gold.

“T’ve been doing a lot of training
getting prepared for this race. I think
they (other members) have been
doing their training and they are
going to be ready too.”

14-member track team

As for the track team, manager
Roosevelt Thompson said he expects
the athletes to perform to the best of
their ability. “The team is ready and
qualified to represent the Bahamas,”
he stated.

Head coach Fritz Grant said he
anticipates this year to be a big one
for high jumper Donald Thomas,
who was fourth at the last Com-
monwealth Games in Melbourne,
Australia, in 2006.

“This year, he has been very con-
sistent and just recently he finished
second at the World Cup,” Grant
said. “Hopefully he can duplicate
that performance.

“Trevor Barry has also been jump-
ing pretty well, but I think with Don-
ald Thomas already having the expe-
rience, they should go for the gold.”

On the track, Grant said the com-
bination of Adrian Griffith, Jamial
Rolle, Rodney Green, Andretti Bain
and Ramon Miller should step up
and execute some fast times.

“As for the relay teams, this is also
a chance for them to qualify for the
World Championships,” said Grant
of the biannual meet that is set for
the [IAAF World Championships,
scheduled for Daegu, Korea, August
27 to September 4.

Griffith, Green and Brunell
McKenzie are all training in Orlan-
do, Florida, and they are expected to

be joined by Jamial Rolle, who will
be coming in from Atlanta, Geor-
gia, this weekend to work out their
relay passes.

Keith Parker, the assistant coach,
said as the personal coach for Barry
and Lavern Eve, he expects both of
them to perform very well. He noted
that he was in Melbourne where he
watched Thomas fall shy of winning
a medal.

This time around, Parker said he is
confident that Thomas and Barry
should go head-to-head for the gold
in the high jump and Eve should be
a force to reckon with in what is
expected to be her final Common-
wealth Games appearance.

Two-member cycling team

Andre Seymour, who will serve
as the head coach of the top two
amateur boxers in the country, said
the goal is simple: to continue where
they left off at the Central American
and Caribbean Games and the Com-
monwealth Championships.

“We want to go to the Common-
wealth Games and win a gold
medal,” said Seymour, who will be
assisted by Floyd Seymour. “This
will be our final major competition
for the year, so we want to end the
year on a bang and that’s with a gold
medal.

“We expect the competition to be
very stiff. This is the games. This is
not the championships. So we are
looking for a lot of our competition
to come out of India, the host coun-
try. They have some very good box-
ers.”

Both Valentino Knowles, who was
successful in winning a medal at both
of the above mentioned events,
along with Carl Hield, are currently
training in Cuba and should be home
just before the team heads off.

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Finally, Nadal breaks through at the US Open

By EDDIE PELLS
AP National Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — For
seven years, Rafael Nadal
deposited his share of skin and
blood and sweat and effort on
the imposing blue court in the
middle of the biggest tennis
stadium in the world.

At the end of the eighth
year, he collapsed and rolled
over, his face to the ground,
exhausted while he celebrat-
ed — knowing that finally, he
would take something away
from the court where he'd left
so much.

The top-seeded Nadal won
the US Open trophy and com-
pleted the career Grand Slam
on Monday in a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-
2 victory over No. 3 Novak
Djokovic. Nadal became only
the seventh player to win
championships at all four
majors. He has nine major
titles overall, and having filled
in the last big gap on his
résumé, the discussion now
focuses on whether — or when
— he can be considered the
best of all time.

"T think the talk about if I

am better or worse than Roger
is stupid, because the titles say
he's much better than me,"
Nadal said of Roger Federer,
who has a record 16 Grand
Slam tournament titles to his
credit. "So that's true at that
moment. I think that will be
true all my life.”

Time will tell, but time is on
Nadal's side.

He is 24 years old, five years
younger than Federer, and has
eclipsed the halfway mark to
Federer's record.

Federer could still add to his
16 and set the bar higher. But
he is on the back end of his
career. And all signs point
toward Nadal being at or near
his peak. Winning the season's
final major, the one in which
he had never been past the
semifinals before this year, was
the strongest testament to that.

Long considered a clay-
court specialist who later fig-
ured out how to win on the
grass at Wimbledon, Nadal is
one of those rare elite athletes
who actually doesn't make it
look easy. He grinds. His
sneakers squeak loudly with
every change of direction. He



NUMBER ONE: Rafael Nadal of
bites his trophy after beating
Novak Djokovic of Serbia.

(AP Photo)

whips his arms violently on
every groundstroke. He sneers
and smirks and grunts.

All this, the thought went,
could never bode well for his
chances at Flushing Meadows,
where the hard, fast court, the
softer ball, the wind, the
crowd, the New York pressure
and the cumulative effect of
the long season always wore
him down all too quickly.

This year, though, he came
to the Big Apple as ready as
he'd ever been.

"Players said Rafa could

never win on hardcourt
because he played too much
topspin, he’s too physical,”
said Nadal's uncle and coach,
Toni Nadal. "And now I
believe there's not much that
the players he plays against
can argue with."

Nadal made it through his
first six matches of the 2010
tournament — plagued by
heat the first week, wind the
second and rain at the tail end
— without losing a set. The
final had been scheduled for
Sunday but got postponed a
day because of rain. That cer-
tainly didn't hurt Rafa, though
the common thought was it
would help Djokovic more
because he had a grueling five-
set semifinal against Federer
on Saturday.

As Nadal expected,
Djokovic was no pushover.

Nadal only got broken twice
in 91 games during his run to
the final thanks to a new-and-
improved serve he worked on
specifically for this tourna-
ment. But Djokovic broke him
three times.

Nadal rallied from down 4-1
to 4-4 in the second set and

had the momentum. But
Djokovic had luck on his side.
Just then, rain came and
caused a 1 hour, 48 minute
delay.

Nadal came back out after
the delay and dropped the sec-
ond set. Suddenly, Djokovic,
the 2008 Australian Open win-
ner who was 7-3 lifetime on
hard courts against Rafa,
looked like he had another
upset in him.

This, however, was not
meant to be for the Serb —
an entertaining and worthy foe
nicknamed "The Joker,"
whose victory over Federer
deprived tennis fans of the first
Rafa-Roger final at Flushing
Meadows. Djokovic left more
impressed with the player he
lost to Monday than the one
he defeated two days before.

Federer "is still playing as
one of the best players in the
world,” Djokovic said. "The
other hand, you have Nadal
who is just proving each day,
each year, that he's getting
better. That's what's so frus-
trating. He's getting better
each time you play him.”

Indeed, Nadal's ground-

Zilina faces Chelsea in Champs League debut

ZILINA, Slovakia (AP) — Follow-
ing a perfect start to the Premier
League season, Chelsea opens its
Champions League campaign at Slo-
vak champion MSK Zilina today.

Chelsea scored 17 goals in the first
four league games while conceding
only one, and newcomer Zilina faces a
difficult task to stop the English cham-
pions.

"Our aim is to improve if it is pos-
sible our kind of play to have more
continuity, to do better and stay
involved in all the competitions until
the end of the season, to give conti-
nuity to the victory of last season,”
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti said.
"We went out too early and want to
do better this season."

Chelsea's powerful attack will be
weakened by the absence of striker
Didier Drogba, who was suspended
for two games by UEFA after receiv-
ing a red card in a 1-0 loss to Inter
Milan in the Champions League in
March.

Ancelotti said Tuesday he planned
to field three strikers, with Daniel
Sturridge joining Nicolas Anelka and
Florent Malouda.

"We are here to win obviously
because we want to start this season
well," he said. "Our aim is to win this
group but it will not be easy. Every
team has a quality and tomorrow Zili-
na can show fantastic motivation
because for them it is an important
game against Chelsea and we have to
pay attention to this."

Chelsea captain John Terry
returned to the squad for Saturday's 3-
1 win over West Ham after recovering
from a hamstring injury and will start
Wednesday alongside Yury Zhirkov.

"Terry has no problem to play
tomorrow, he is fit," Ancelotti said.
He said Yossi Benayoun will start in

Real Madrid hosts
Champions League
opener against Ajax

midfield.

Midfielder Frank Lampard, who has
been sidelined following hernia
surgery during the recent internation-
al break, and defender Ashley Cole
did not travel with the team to the
northwestern Slovak city. Long-term
injured defender Jose Bosingwa is also
absent.

"Jose still needs some time,"
Ancelotti said. "Frank also needs
some more time before he is ready to
play, but he should be okay for the
game on Sunday."

Ancelotti said Cole was not injured
but needed rest.

Zilina coach Pavel Hapal is hoping
to cause an upset on the Slovak side's
Champions League group stage debut.

"Chelsea is an extremely difficult
opponent to beat, but we'll be playing
and fighting for a victory," Hapal said.
"In football, everything is possible ...
Our players are looking forward to
the match. It'll be a great experience
for us."

Hapal has all its players available,
including Gambian striker Momodou
Ceesay, who proved lethal in the
Champions League qualifying with
two goals in the playoff that helped
Zilina knock out Czech champion
Sparta Prague 3-0 on aggregate.

The 21-year-old Ceesay hoped to
join Chelsea two years ago but ended
up at Belgian club KVC Westerlo
before joining Zilina this year.

"You can't expect us to focus just on
defense," said Hapal, a former Czech
Republic international who played in
the Champions League for Sparta
Prague. "That would be a silly thing to
do."

"We have to be brave to succeed
against Chelsea. We'll certainly try to
score at least a goal and do all we can
to get a good result.”



BALL CONTROL: Chelsea’s John Terry heads a ball during a training session in Zilina,
Slovakia, on Tuesday. Chelsea plays MSK Zilina in a Champions League group F match

on Wednesday.

Zilina started well in the defense of
its domestic title and remains the only
team without a loss in the Slovak
league with four wins and four draws.

The two have met before when
Chelsea eliminated Zilina in the third
qualifying round of the Champions

Drive one.

(AP Photo)

League in 2002, winning 2-0 at Zilina
and 3-0 at Stamford Bridge, with Ter-
ry and Lampard both in action.

Marseille hosts Spartak Moscow in
Group F's other game.

By PAUL LOGOTHETIS
AP Sports Writer

MADRID (AP) — Jose
Mourinho's pledge to bring a
record 10th European Cup to
Real Madrid receives its first
test on Wednesday when the
Spanish club faces Ajax in the
group stage of the Champi-
ons League.

Mourinho is looking to win
European club football's top
prize with a third different
team after guiding Inter Milan
to victory last season and win-
ning the title with FC Porto in
2004.

While Mourinho has
bemoaned a lack of training
time with his players due to
international breaks, Madrid
showed it is coming together
in Saturday's 1-0 win over
Osasuna in the Spanish
league.

Still, Mourinho is anxious
ahead of the match at Santia-
go Bernabeu Stadium.

"Madrid wants the 10th
European Cup as much as I
want my third, but it’s diffi-
cult," Mourinho, who has
vowed to bring Madrid its first
Champions League title since
2002, said on Tuesday.
"Madrid knows it’s difficult
to achieve and so do I. It's a
competition of details where
the best team doesn't always
win."

Ajax is unbeaten in five
Dutch league games this sea-

son and is second to leader
PSV Eindhoven on goal dif-
ference.

"If we get out of this group
we'll be stronger than we are
now," Mourinho said. "Our
top objective is to classify."

Striker Luis Suarez is miss-
ing to suspension after picking
up a yellow card in Ajax's last
match against Dynamo Kiev.

"He's an immensely talent-
ed player,” Madrid goalkeep-
er Iker Casillas said of Suarez.
"His absence is important and
we should take advantage of
it."

Belgium defender Jan Ver-
tonghen is also suspended for
Ajax.

Casillas has yet to be tested
in two league matches as
Madrid's defense has held
both Mallorca and Osasuna
to no direct scoring chances.
Pepe and Ricardo Carvalho
have anchored the Madrid
backline perfectly so far with
fellow center backs Raul
Albiol and Ezequiel Garay
out injured.

Madrid will also have to
face seven-time champion AC
Milan and French club Aux-
erre in Group G.

"I have a special feeling
about this season," Madrid
forward Cristiano Ronaldo
said. "(But) we don't need to
put any pressure on ourselves.
Let's just focus on the group
stage and then see what
comes next."

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strokes were too penetrating,
his passing shots too precise,
his serve either too big or too
perfectly placed in the corners.
He won a riveting third set
despite squandering 10 of 11
break points.

The fourth set was reminis-
cent of the bullfights in his
home country of Spain: There
was the matador, Nadal, jab-
bing and poking and slowly,
cruelly sapping the loser's
strength — and his will; and
the bull, Djokovic, warbling
dangerously between resigna-
tion and brief flurries of rage
and effectiveness.

But when it was over, it was
Nadal who crumpled to the
ground — a brief moment to
take all to himself, with sev-
eral thousand of his closest
friends looking on in 23,000-
seat Arthur Ashe Stadium.

"For the first time in my
career, I played a very, very
good match in this tourna-
ment,” Nadal said. "That's my
feeling, no? I played my best
match in the US Open at the
most important moment, so I
am very, very happy for that,
for sure.”

UEFA tops

Up payments
to Champions
League clubs

NYON, Switzerland (AP)
— European soccer's govern-
ing body has increased cash
payments for the clubs
involved in the Champions
League first round.

The 32 teams are set to
receive more than 750 million
euros ($968 million) com-
bined in bonuses, prize mon-
ey and television rights.

The Union of European
Football Associations says it’s
giving each team 3.9 million
euros ($5.03 million), up
100,000 euros ($129,000) from
last season's fee.

Bonuses for group-match
results and reaching the
Knockout rounds remain the
same until the semifinals,
when the last four each
receive an extra 4.2 million
euros ($5.4 million), up
200,000 euros ($258,000).

The winner again gets an
additional nine million ($11.6
million), while the losing final-
ist's prize rises 400,000 euros
($516,000) to 5.6 million euros
($7.2 million).

‘Teams, which also sell more
tickets and merchandise
because of the Champions
League, will get similar pay-
outs in next season's compe-
tition.

Some Cptional
Eqguipient Shown

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Volume: 106 No.246



Locals hit out
as boy recovers
from shooting

By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

THE area where a 13-year-
old schoolboy was shot has
been described by the com-
munity as a “student war
zone”.

As Rashad Rolle, an eighth
grade T A Thompson student,
regained consciousness in hos-
pital yesterday after under-
going intense surgery for gun-
shot injuries to his head, shop
owners, parents and residents
in the Baillou Hill Road area
voiced concern yesterday that
the shooting has signaled an
escalation of violence in the
area where numerous prima-
ry and high schools are locat-
ed.

The community members
all claim that Monday’s shoot-
ing stemmed from a wide-
spread fight between students,
a mix of uniformed and plain-
clothed youngsters.

One shop owner, who wit-
nessed the initial brawl
between students, said: “What
happened [on Monday] was

senseless. Just senseless.
Every day they [students] are
out there fighting, throwing
rock, throwing bottles - just
being rambunctious. Before
this, it was just rocks or bot-
tles, or knives, but you know
what’s going to happen now
right? Now that there are
guns involved, there ain’t no
turning back.”

The shop owner admitted
while he could not see the
shooter or the act because of
the mass confusion, due to the
severity of the young man’s
injuries, it was highly unlikely
that it could have been a
“stray bullet”.

Police however remain
tight-lipped over the “inci-
dent” which led to the shoot-
ing of the young boy, amid
claims by witnesses his gun-
man was another student.

According to police reports,
the boy was said to have been
waiting at a bus stop at John
Road, off Baillou Hill Road,
with other students when "an
incident" occurred shortly

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School staff
thwart teen
suicide bid

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

A TEENAGER’S bid to
commit suicide was thwarted
by staff at Anatol Rodgers
High School yesterday.

The 15-year-old is said to
have tried to take his own life
using a pair scissors but was
quickly stopped by an admin-
istrator. However, he received
some injuries and was taken
to hospital for treatment. The

SEE page eight

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POLICE ON PATROL: Parents of Naomi Blatch Primary School students are shown above escorting their children from school as police
officers stationed at the street corner look on. Pedestrians along the Baillou Hill Road strip noted a considerable increase in patrol officers
yesterday following Monday’s incident which led to the shooting of a 13-year-old junior high school student.

Man found inside
shark is identified —

POLICE have identified the man
found inside the belly of a 12ft Tiger }

Shark caught in the Bahamas by his
fingerprints.

Initial tests indicate missing boater

Judson Newton was eaten by the
shark, confirmed Assistant Commis-
sioner Hulan Hanna.

However police are awaiting the
results of further DNA tests to con-
firm his identity. Up to press time it
was still unknown if Mr Newton was
alive or dead when he was eaten.

Mr Newton and his friend Franklin

Roosevelt Brown were both reported
missing after a boating trip with three

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| Calls made for Earl |

Deveaux to resign |

By MEGAN
REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff
Reporter
mreynolds@
tribunemedia.net

CALLS were made
yesterday for the resig-
nation of Environment
Minister Ear] Deveaux
over plans to develop
Bell Island in the Exu-
ma Cays Land and Sea Park.

Dr Deveaux said he was minded to
approve plans submitted by Island of

EARL
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_ Body of 45-year-old

woman discovered

By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

THE body of a 45-year-old woman
was discovered yesterday, the second
to be found within 24 hours.

Police had no leads into her death,
or her identity up to press time last
night.

The woman was found naked on
the floor of her one-bedroom effi-
ciency at the rear of a home on Cow-
pen Road.

Though partially decomposed, there

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2,000 cash reward offered for
information on boy’s shooting

Community
makes pledge
after ‘repulsive’
violence

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

AN “outraged” community
association has pledged a $2,000
cash reward to anyone with infor-
mation that will lead to the arrest
and conviction of the gunman or
gunmen who shot a 13-year-old
boy in the head.

The Bain and Grants Town
Association said the reward mon-
ey is part of a clear message to the
criminal element that citizens will
not sit passively while "repulsive"
acts are committed against the
nation's youth.

The young victim is a student at
T A Thompson Junior High
School and his shooter is believed
to be another male student.

The student was at a bus stop
at John Road, off Baillou Hill
Road, after school hours with oth-
er students when gunshots were
fired shortly before 4pm yester-
day.

Reports from witnesses in the
area indicate that a fight broke
out moments before the shooting.

The boy was reported to have
sustained injuries to the left side of
his head and was taken to hospital
by ambulance. It is unclear if
police suspect the boy was the
intended target or shot by a stray
bullet.

Reverend C B Moss, president
of the association, spoke out





CRIME SCENE: Police on the scene on Monday after the shooting at John Road, off Baillou Hill Road.

against the "repulsive" violence
yesterday.

"Although the victim is not a
resident of Bain and Grants Town
and was only passing through, the
tragedy occurred in our commu-
nity. Our outrage is such that we
are not prepared to stand idly by

and accept this kind of repulsive
action in our community,” said Mr
Moss.

At last report, the boy remained
in critical condition in hospital.

The shooting occurred a few
hours before the association and
anti-crime advocates Bahamas

Against Crime met for a leaders
conference on crime in the dis-
trict.

The shooting is similar to a 2008
attack on schoolboy DeAngelo
Cargill.

In January of that year, 18-year-
old Cargill was shot in the chest at

around 3.30pm during a during a
drive-by shooting as he stood on a
crowded bus stop at the junction
of Bay and Frederick Streets in
the busy downtown area.

He died in hospital hours later.
Police believe Cargill was the vic-
tim of a case of mistaken identity.

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LEGAL advocacy is a
critical skill needed for the
administration of justice in
the Bahamas, according to

organisers of a three-day
advocacy training work-
shop.

Moreno Hamilton, vice
president of the Bahamas
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thoroughly an advocate
prepares a case.

“The onus is on you to
execute; to ensure every-
thing is in order,” said Mr
Hamilton.

There were more than 40
participants on the open-
ing day of the training ses-
sion yesterday. Eleven of
the participants were mem-
bers of the Royal Bahamas
Police Force, seven of
which were police prosecu-
tors. Only two of the nine
trained counsels are actu-
ally attorneys, according to
Inspector Clifford Daxon,
one of the police partici-
pants.

Commissioner Ellison
Greenslade spoke during
the opening session, say-
ing: “Our participation is
in keeping with our com-
mitment to work even
more closely with the
Attorney General’s Office
to strengthen criminal
prosecution by deploying
trained police attorneys
and the most capable
police prosecutors to the
courts.”

“We also appreciate the
need to work with the AG
office to improve case file
preparation, to reduce time
between arrest and prose-
cution especially for gun
crimes, serious harm cases
and similar offences.

“It is our hope therefore
that the training initiative
is the start of many posi-
tive undertakings which
will strengthen our resolve
and enhance our capabili-
ties in the public and crim-
inal justice arenas,” said
Commissioner Greenslade.

The training was a first
for the Caribbean and is
being conducted by the
Middle Temple Hall, a
London based legal soci-
ety, according to Mr
Hamilton.

It was supported by the
Bahamas Bar Association,
and said to be in line with
the “promised education
component” of the Associ-
ation.

“This civil and criminal



advocacy training seminar
comes at a very opportune
time in our court practice
and for advocacy generally.
Presently, the Bar is
reviewing draft new rules
of the Supreme Court and
a new Criminal Procedure
Code,” said Ruth Bowe-
Darville, president of the
Bahamas Bar Association

“The course itself has
come with the endorse-
ment of the Chief Justice,
the President of the Court
of Appeal and Sir George
Newman.

OPENING SESSION:
Police Commissioner Ellison
Greenslade spoke as the
workshop got underway

“The Chief Justice, in his
recent address to the Bar,
stressed the need for
improved advocacy skills
at the Bar and implored
lawyers to consider their
lack thereof.

“Our only regret about
this course is the limited
number of spaces available,
and as could not be avoid-
ed, the cost,” said Mrs
Bowe-Darville.

Participants in the three
day workshop will benefit
from “tips on picking
through their cases, learn-
ing about mistakes, hesita-
tion and bad habits fre-
quently practised in court”,
among other strategies.

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New Jersey cop recounts being shot in chest

By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter

nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

A VETERAN New Jersey
cop testifying yesterday at the
trial of the man accused of his
attempted murder, recounted
the horror of staring down the
long barrel of a revolver, then
being shot in the chest.

Sergeant John Casper, a 25
year veteran of the Bergenfield
New Jersey Police Depart-
ment, told jurors that he feared
he was going to die after a gun-
man shot him on the Cable
Beach strip in May 2008.

Bradley Saunders, 23, and
Ebenezer Sherman, 19, are on
trial for the attempted murder

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AN AIRPORT Authority
worker was arraigned in
Magistrates Court yesterday
in connection with the dis-
covery of $5,000 worth of
cocaine.

Police have charged Terrel
Williams with possession of
cocaine with the intent to
supply.

Williams was allegedly
found in possession of 4.78
ounces of cocaine.

The accused was arraigned
before Deputy Chief Magis-
trate Carolita Bethell and
pleaded not guilty to the
charge.

He was granted bail in the
sum of $10,000. The case has
been adjourned to May 23,
2010.

A JAMAICAN man was
arraigned in Magistrates
Court yesterday, charged in
connection with the discov-
ery of four fields of marijua-
na last week.

Veron St Tardo Gayle, 27,
appeared before Deputy
Chief Magistrate Carolita
Bethell in Court One, Bank
Lane, charged with posses-
sion of marijuana with the
intent to supply and cultiva-
tion of dangerous drugs.

It is alleged that on Fri-
day, September 10, the
accused was found in pos-
session of a quantity of mar-
ijuana which authorities
believed he intended to sup-
ply to others.

Court dockets also allege
that the accused cultivated
dangerous drugs.

Some 25,000 plants were
discovered in a bushy area
one mile off Deep Creek,
Eleuthera by Drug Enforce-
ment Unit (DEU) officers
and South Eleuthera police.

Gayle pleaded not guilty
to the charge and was
remanded to prison. He is
expected back in court on
Thursday for a bail hearing.

TWO BAHAMAS Electricity
Corporation employees
accused of stealing copper
wiring from a ZNS radio
transmitter site two weeks
ago were granted $20,000
bail yesterday.

Robert Johnson, 57, and
Joseph Rigby, 43, who were
arraigned before Deputy
Chief Magistrate Carolita
Bethell last week on charges
of stealing and causing dam-
age, were back in court yes-
terday for a bail hearing.

It is alleged that on Thurs-
day, September 2, the two
men stole 150 feet of copper
straps valued at $1,317.50. It
is further alleged that the two
men caused damage in the
amount of $90,388.20 to tun-
ing equipment belonging to
the Broadcasting Corpora-
tion of the Bahamas.

After the copper wiring
went missing, ZNS radio's
1540AM station went off air.
The station is now being
transmitted on the FM fre-
quency as an interim mea-
sure while ZNS works to
repair and restore the equip-
ment.

Johnson and Rigby, who
according to police are BEC
technicans/ labourers, have
pleaded not guilty to the
charges and have opted for a
summary trial in Magistrates
Court.

They were granted $20,000
bail with two sureties. Their
case has been adjourned to
May 19.



of Mr Casper and the attempt-
ed armed robbery of Joan
Algios.

Mr Casper recalled that he
had travelled to the Bahamas
on May 12, to meet up with
some friends at the Blue Water
Resort, Cable Beach.

The witness said the incident
occurred at around 9.30pm on
May 14, while he was walking
along the Cable Beach strip.

He recalled that while his
girlfriend Susan and her friend
Betty walked ahead he had
decided to walk along with his
girlfriend’s mother, Mary, and
aunt, Joan.

Mr Casper said they had
passed the home of former
Prime Minister Perry Christie

when he noticed two men in
white T-shirts standing on
Ruby Street.

The witness said he contin-
ued to observe the men as they
travelled east along the Cable
Beach strip and said to them
men, “How are you doing
tonight,” while observing them
as they walked along.

“We continued to walk and
then I heard Joan scream and
heard her body hit the
ground,” Mr Casper told the
court.

He said that turned around,
his hand flew into the air and
he fell backwards. It was then
that he said that saw the barrel
of a dark colored revolver
pointing at him.

Mr Casper said that he
looked at the gunman, who
appeared frightened.

He described the gunman
as being taller, more slender
and of darker complexion than
his accomplice.

Mr Casper recalled seeing
a muzzle flash and feeling an
“incredible” amount of pain
in his chest. He told the court
that at that point his girl-
friend’s aunt Joan was being
dragged by another assailant.

Mr Casper said he looked
at the assailants and said,
“You shot me,” then watched
as the men ran down the
street.

He said Betty and Susan
then ran to him.

Mr Casper said that he
began to have trouble breath-
ing and held his hand on his
chest to step the bleeding, but
to no avail.

He said that he told Susan
he needed to get to a hospital
and she stepped into the road
in an effort to stop an oncom-
ing car.

Mr Casper recalled that
Stephanie Carroll stopped and
offered them her car. He also
told the court that Warren
Johnson, an off duty police
officer, also came to his aid
and drove him to hospital.

Mr Casper recalled that he
was taken to hospital where
he was treated.

He said that he remained in

hospital until May 19 when he
was flown to the United
States. Mr Casper recalled that
he was taken to Hackensack
Medical Centre in New Jer-
sey, where he remained in
intensive care for two more
days until the bullet was
removed from his back.

The trial resumes today
before Senior Justice Anita
Allen.

Olivia Nixon-Pratt and
Anthony Delaney are prose-
cuting the case.

Cecil Hilton and Donna
Major are representing Saun-
ders.

Sherman is being represent-
ed by attorney Godfrey ‘Pro’
Pinder.



1. TOUR: Project manager Iram Lewis takes a group on a tour of the stadium.
2. MODEL: A three-dimensional model of the national stadium now under construction.

National Stadium construction ‘on
target for June 2011 completion’

THE 15,000-seat national
stadium is on target for a
June 2011 completion, when
it will be ready to contribute
to sporting, cultural, and
tourism events, government
officials said.

“This will position us bet-
ter for sports tourism,” said
Tyrone Sawyer, director of
Sports Tourism in the Min-
istry of Tourism and Avia-
tion.

“Tt will give us the oppor-
tunity in conjunction with
our hotel partners to host
quite a bit of different events
here in the Bahamas, and
from a sports tourism per-
spective our goal is to stimu-
late sporting events that will
bring people to the Bahamas
to spectate and participate.”

Phase one of the stadium

will feature two grand stands.
The western grand stand will
seat 12,000 and the eastern
grand stand will seat 3,000,
but its seating will be able to
be expanded in the second
phase of development.

The seating at both grand
stands will be covered, and
even thunder storms will
pose little threat since light-
ning arrestors will be in
place on roof tops, officials
said.

Fibre optics will be
installed for state-of-the-art
broadcast communications
and a sprinkler system and
wheel-chair access have also
been included in the design.

Project manager Iram
Lewis said top-notch crafts-
manship has gone into the
$30-million project funded

by the Chinese government.
Bahamians can be confident
that a well-built stadium will
be turned over to the gov-
ernment, he said.

“The tradesmen leave
marks on the areas they
work in,” he said. “The
blocks that they lay, the
forms that they put up, they
put their signature on them.
So if it is defective and they
have to take it down, it
comes out of their salary.”

Mr Lewis said the policy
encourages the builders to
deliver an exceptional job
from the outset.

The construction of the
national stadium is a part of
an overall development plan
for the sporting area that will
include substantial enhance-
ments over several years.

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POLICE are questioning
an 18-year-old man in con-
nection with the stabbing
death of an Abaco resident.

The male victim, whose
identity has not been released
by police, was stabbed
around 4.45pm on Monday
at Curry Lane in Murphy
Town, Abaco.

Police found the body lying
face-up in the driveway of a
home at Curry Lane, having
suffered stab wounds to the
stomach.

Initial reports indicate the
victim and another man got
into a fight and at some point
the victim was stabbed.

He was taken to the local

clinic where he was pro-
nounced dead.

The Tribune understands
that the victim's body was
flown into New Providence
yesterday to be identified by
family members living in the
capital.

Police are also investigat-
ing the armed robbery of a
Texaco service station. Short-
ly after 4am yesterday, two
men — both armed with hand-
guns — reportedly burst into
the station and demanded
cash.

The culprits robbed the gas
station of an undetermined
amount of cash and fled the
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Gulf drilling pace slows in shallow water

The drilling moratorium enacted after the
BP oil spill applies only to the deepwater
Gulf of Mexico. Yet energy exploration in the
Gulf's shallow waters has come to a virtual
standstill as drillers grapple with tougher U.S.
federal rules since the spill.

The pace at which regulators grant drilling
permits in water less than 500 feet (150
meters) deep slowed sharply this summer,
an Associated Press analysis of government
data shows. Just four of 10 shallow-water
drilling applications were approved from
June through August; 15 applications were
sought and approved in the same period last
year.

Environmental groups are encouraged.
But drilling executives say the new rules,
which require them to produce detailed spill-
response plans and estimates for worst-case
scenarios, are adding millions of dollars in
costs and causing delays that have led to lay-
offs. Executives worry that when the Obama
administration lifts the six-month moratorium
on deepwater drilling, where the risks are
greater, the permitting process will be even
slower.

These worries grew after the Sept. 2 fire on
an oil and gas platform owned by Mariner
Energy that was working in the Gulf's shallow
waters. Thirty-one out of 47 rigs used for
shallow-water drilling in the Gulf will be out
of work by the end of September, industry
officials say.

"It certainly appears there's some kind of
agenda in place” to punish offshore drillers,
says Kurt Hoffman, chief operating officer of
Houston-based Seahawk Drilling, which pro-
vides drilling services in shallow Gulf waters.
The company has laid off 200 to 300 workers
since the BP spill.

Federal regulators say they're sympathet-
ic to the industry's frustrations and they're not
trying to curtail drilling in the Gulf — only
make it safer.

"We will not approve applications until
and unless they fully comply with the new
requirements," Michael Bromwich, director
of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Manage-
ment, Regulation and Enforcement, said
Monday in a statement.

Bromwich told reporters Tuesday that in
response to the industry complaints, he might
temporarily reassign employees from other
offices to the Gulf to speed up permits for
shallow-water drilling.

Shallow-water drilling has been the heart of
the offshore industry for decades. Ninety-
eight percent of the 3,400 platforms operating
in the Gulf are in shallow water. They pro-
duce 30 percent of the Gulf's oil and rough-
ly two-thirds of its natural gas. In recent
years, oil giants like BP and Royal Dutch

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Shell have pushed into deeper waters to find
bigger oil and gas fields.

Immediately after the deadly April 20
explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, the
government put in place a six-month mora-
torium on drilling at any depth. On June 8, it
lifted the moratorium on new shallow-water
drilling.

The AP analysis of government data shows
that, from 2007 until just before the BP spill,
605 shallow-water permits were submitted
and 576 were approved. From January
through April of this year, 45 permits were
sought and 44 were approved.

Still, over time the vast majority of drilling
applications are likely to be granted — it's
just that the process will take longer, accord-
ing to Melissa Schwartz, a spokeswoman for
the ocean energy management agency.

The reduction in applications in recent
months is a reflection of drillers’ uncertainty
about the new rules, industry officials say.

And drillers say complying with the new
rules hasn't been easy. They must hire inde-
pendent experts to review well designs and
certify that spill-prevention equipment —
the very equipment that failed BP — will
stop the flow of oil if there is an accident.

The government has held weekly confer-
ence calls with oil industry officials to explain
the new rules. Still, industry officials say they
remain perplexed by some requirements —
like how to calculate worst-case spill scenar-
ios for an exploratory well.

"We just started asking them, 'Tell us what
you want,'" says Seahawk's Hoffman. "It's
still really confusing.”

Shares of shallow-water drillers have tum-
bled sharply since the BP spill. Seahawk
shares are down 59 percent; those of another
driller, Nabors Industries, are off 14 percent.

Shallow-water wells are considered less
risky than deepwater wells, and easier to
repair if damaged because they can be
reached by divers.

But major accidents have happened in shal-
low water. The 1979 Ixtoc oil spill — the
biggest in the Gulf until the Deepwater Hori-
zon disaster — was caused by the blowout of
a well in just 160 feet (50 meters) of water.
Last year's Montara spill off the western
coast of Australia was caused by an explosion
on a rig in 250 feet (75 meters).

The deepwater moratorium is in effect
until Nov. 30, though regulators have indi-
cated they're considering lifting it earlier.

Environmentalists say the government
should remain stingy about approving drilling
permits.

This article is by Chris Kahn and David
Koenig, AP Business Writers



Fred Mitchell:
My meeting
about fate of
City Markets

LETTERS

EDITOR, The Tribune.

On the 1st September, The
Nassau Guardian carried a
story with an interview with
Derek Winford, the CEO of
Bahamas Supermarkets Ltd.,
which does business in The
Bahamas as City Markets.
The story said that I attended
a meeting with the CEO to
discuss my intervention in the
press on behalf of my con-
stituents about the fate of City
Markets. The story said that
it was expected that I would
issue a statement subsequent
to my meeting and I now do
so.

In The Tribune 28th
August, the CEO Derek Win-
ford said that City Markets is
in business to stay in busi-
ness. I welcome that state-
ment. Aside from Mr. Win-
ford’s response, there were
two other responses in the
press to my
intervention. Mine was a sim-
ple intervention that
expressed concern for my
constituents who work at City
Markets, noted the issues in
the store about inventory and
equipment, and in the face of
those fears of my constituents
who are employees of the
store, I asked the Ministry of
Labour to intervene both in a
formal and informal way to
seek to protect the rights of
the workers at the store.

There is a history in this
country of companies that are
foreign owned promising that
all is well right up until the
day they shut the doors and
the owners abscond, leaving
the workers swinging their
hands.

The Minister of Labour
has the authority to intervene
to protect the workers in law,
not for the government to
save the company but to pro-
tect the workers.

I think the two responses
by Rick Lowe of the right
wing Nassau Institute (6th
September) and Jerome R.
Pinder (1st September) are
perverse and knee jerk. My
simple intervention got trans-
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from the usual suspects.
There are times when such an
intervention by the govern-
ment is appropriate, but we
are not there yet with City
Markets.

My simple intervention
was for the Minister of
Labour to ask the company
what is going on and to seek
assurances that the rights of
workers are being protected. I
did meet with Mr. Winford. It
was a good meeting, which
reviewed the difficulties that
the company faces. It appears
that they are suffering from
a bad market, some issues
relating to the management
choices made by the company
when it was first bought by
the Barbados cum Trinidadi-
an company and from pilfer-
age, euphemistically called
“shrinkage”.

The Bahamas Supermar-
kets CEO assured me that
money is not being taken out
of The Bahamas, but is in fact
being put into The Bahamas
by Neal and Massey, the ulti-
mate owners of the company.
He assured me that his com-
pany has a long term com-
mitment to the success of City
Markets. It appeared to me
that there was a communica-
tions problem internally with
the staff, which he also
assured me he would seek to
correct by visiting all stores
and speaking to the employ-
ees. I am advised that he has
done so.

It is not an easy decision
for a Member of Parliament
to decide to intervene in mat-
ters of this kind, because the
question is — where does the
greater public interest lie: in

trying quiet diplomacy or in
making the matter public and
risking further harm to the
company that you really hope
to save? I chose the route of
public intervention. One of
the roles of a Member of Par-
liament is to shape the public
debate and to air issues that
would normally not see the
light of day. I hope that in
making the intervention that I
did, I have served the larger
public interest.

There are thousands of
Bahamian shareholders of
City Markets who are wait-
ing for a return to profitabili-
ty. A half hour meeting with a
CEO is not a forensic audit,
so one never knows, but the
meeting seemed a sincere
effort to correct some impres-
sions and to urge continued
patience as the company
works its way back to prof-
itability.

I want to thank Mr. Win-
ford for the seriousness with
which he has dealt with this
matter and his commitment
to making things work. I will
continue to monitor the situ-
ation. I hope for all of our
sakes that the company suc-
ceeds, including for the sake
of the naysaying Rick Lowe,
who may well not have had
General Motors vehicles to
sell but for the intervention
of the US Government and
who, I assume, sells some of
his cars to those same City
Market employees. It should
go without saying that if those
employees are without work
then they won’t be able to buy
any cars from Nassau Motors,
which, after all, is presumably
a main aim of his life.

FRED MITCHELL,
MP Fox Hill,
Nassau,

September 7, 2010.

Was it money well spent?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Any money spent in a community for the residents of that
particular community can be considered money well spent
however, looking at the park one can see that it is in a
deplorable state. Discredit should not be on Honourable
Branville McCartney but the uncaring and destructive resi-
dents who have no self-respect and pride for their community.
Oftentime when parks are repaired the very next day equip-
ment is stolen or destroyed. With individuals of that nature no
amount of money is ever sufficient.

MICHAEL CLARKE
Nassau,
September 14, 2010.

Pictures are not of our park

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I find your article absolutely misleading and quite frankly I

am surprised at The Tribune.

I live in the Fairview Heights area and the pictures displayed
in today’s Tribune are not pictures of our park!

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LOCAL NEWS



Warning for boaters
and swimmers ahead >
of Hurricane Igor

Bahamas
could see
sea swells,
high waves

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

BOATERS and swim-
mers are being warned to
watch out for high waves,
sea swells and rip currents
as category four Hurricane
Igor passes to the east of the
Bahamas in the next few
days.

There were some mis-
leading reports on certain
US cable news channels yes-
terday which suggested
Hurricane Igor was “headed
for the Bahamas”, howev-
er, it appears the broadcast-
ers were making the com-
mon mistake of interchang-
ing Bermuda and Bahamas.

According to the latest
information on the hurri-
cane’s trajectory, the storm
will in fact have no serious
impact on the Bahamian
islands.

“Bermuda will take more
of a hit from the system. It’s
going to pass well east of
the Bahamas,” said Justin
Povick, meteorologist with
US-based forecasters



GATHERING STORM: This satellite image from ons, provided by NOAA, shows Hurricane Igor
east of the Northern Leeward Islands and Tropical Storm Julia, right, south-southwest of the Cape

Verde Islands.

Accuweather.com.

Mr Povick said that by
Thursday or Friday “ecast-
ern-facing” Bahamian
islands “are looking at
increased wave action,
(including) waves coming
up to eight, perhaps 12
feet.”

“Storm surge is not an
issue or heavy rain as the
hurricane will be far
removed from the islands,”
he added.

Mr Povick projected that
Nassau and Freeport will
see smaller waves and swells
of between four and seven
feet in height, with rip cur-
rents also a danger in these
areas.

Yesterday afternoon,
Hurricane Igor was located
at 18.3 degrees north and
52.4 degrees west, moving
west northwest at nine miles
per hour.

Unlike Hurricane Earl,

Deputy Port Controller earns
Master of Science degree

Shannondor Harold
Evans travels to
England for milestone

SHANNONDOR HAROLD EVANS,
Grand Bahama’s Deputy Port Controller,
has earned a Master of Science degree in
Criminal Justice Administration from
Leicester University, Leicester, England.

Mr Evans travelled to England in July
to receive his degree. He was accompanied
by his wife, Estelle, and their daughter,
Shannon. Present to celebrate this milestone
with Mr Evans and his family were High
Commissioner and former Commissioner
of Police, Mr Paul Farquharson and Mrs
Sharon Farquharson.

Mr Evans is currently serving as Deputy
Port Controller in charge of the Grand
Bahama office. He recently retired from the
Royal Bahamas Police Force as an Assistant
Commissioner of Police after serving for 36
years.

Tenure

During his tenure with the Force Mr
Evans was awarded (QPM) Queen's Police
Medal and second place in the Caribbean in
the Association of Caribbean Chiefs of
Police and Motorola Community Policing
Contest for his Community Policing Initia-
tive “The Police Are My Friends!” He was
also the 1998 winner of the sea Shell Award
as the Most Outstanding Civil Servant for
the year 1997/1998 in Freeport, Grand
Bahama. In 2005, he was honoured by the
Farm Road Constituency as a deserving
father.

Mr Evans is the recipient of several cer-
tificates, including a Postgraduate Certifi-
cate in Criminal Justice and Police Man-
agement from the University of Leicester; a
certificate in Criminal Justice and Police
Management from the National Police
Training College, Bramshill, England; a cer-
tificate in Criminal Investigations from the
United States Navy/FBI Caribbean Police
School in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands;
certificate in Fingerprints and Police Pho-
tography from the West Yorkshire, Metro-
politan Police Academy, Wakefield, Eng-
land; certificate in Civil and Criminal Inves-
tigation and Identification from the Insti-
tute of Applied Science, Chicago, U.S.A.;
certificate on Control of Narcotics Enforce-
ment from the Institute for International
Cooperation in Tokyo, Japan. Additionally,



MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE:
Shannondor Harold Evans

Mr Evans has participated in numerous sem-
inars and attended many in addition to
which he has participated in numerous
courses organized and/or conducted by the
Police Training College.

Mr Evans is also the developer of a “Cus-
tomer Service Presentation” that he was
mandated by the Commissioner of Police
to present to each division of the force. In
addition to making the presentation to all
divisions of the Force, Mr Evans has also
made his presentation to various govern-
ment and private sector agencies throughout
The Bahamas, as well as to Canadian Police
Officers at City Hall in Richmond, British
Columbia, Canada, and to officers in the
Turks and Caicos Islands.

During his tenure as a police officer Mr
Evans, who joined the force in 1974, served
as Commandant of the Police Training Col-
lege as well as Officer in Charge of various
divisions, stations and units including: Drug
Enforcement Unit and Eastern Division
(Grand Bahama); Paradise Island Bridge
Station, Central Division and Eastern Divi-
sion and Uniform Branches, New Provi-
dence District (New Providence).

Mr Evans expects to enrol in the March
2011 intake with the University of Leicester
to continue his studies in the PhD pro-
gramme in Criminology.

the storm is not forecast to
have a significant impact on
the east coast of the US, as
it is expected to turn more
northwards.

Meanwhile, Hurricane
Julia has formed in the
wake of Igor. It is currently
located around 350 miles to
the west of the Cape Verde
islands off the coast of
Africa and is not expected
to make landfall but to stay
out over the Atlantic.

- Gunman holds up woman, steals her car

: By ALISON LOWE
: Tribune Staff Reporter
i i alowe@tribunemedia.net

A GUNMAN held up a woman on Saturday, ordered
E her out of her car and then sped off with the stolen vehicle.
: The incident occurred at around 11.20pm on Saturday in
i the area of Soldier Road and Chenile Avenue, east of

i East Street.

“Police responded and received information that a

? woman was sitting in white 2006 Honda Accord — licence
: plate number 234359 — when a dark male allegedly armed
i with a handgun entered the vehicle and ordered the female
? out,” press liaison officer Set Chrislyn Skippings said in the
i crime report.

After the woman got out of the car the culprit fled the

i area in the vehicle, travelling north on Chenille Avenue.

The car was discovered a short while later on Armeryl-

! lis Avenue in Garden Hills, having been set on fire. Police
i are investigating.

Police recognised for one of region's
highest homicide detection rates

THE Royal Bahamas

: Police Force (RBPF) has
? been recognised for having
? one of the highest homicide
:? detection rates in the region
i by being awarded the Excel-
? lence Award from the Inter-
? national Homicide Investi-
? gation Association (IHIA).

The IHIA invited the

? RBPF to participate in its
? annual symposium, which
? was held in Sparks, Nevada
i from August 8-13.

Due to the fact that

? Bahamas homicide investi-
? gators worked closely with
i the Federal Bureau of Inves-
tigation (FBI) on many cas-
? es, American authorities
? were aware of the efforts of
i the RBPF detectives.

The IHIA award was

i accepted by Supt Leon
i Bethell, officer in-charge of
i the Central Detective Unit;
i Assistant Supt Bernard K
? Bonamy, officer in-charge of
i Homicide, and Inspector
i? Solomon Cash, Assistant
? Director of Homicide.

The officers participated

i in training and intelligence
i sessions throughout the
? week-long symposium, gain-
i ing pertinent information
i and skills concerning the lat-
i est in crime fighting tech-
i niques.

The IHIA made special
mention of Commissioner
Ellison Greenslade and invit-
ed him to participate as a lec-
turer during the 2011 sym-
posium.

The symposium, which
brings together detectives
from law enforcement agen-
cies around the world, laud-
ed the RBPF for its excel-
lent detection rate, and has
already committed to spon-
soring training for other
members of the force.

The IHIA’s primary mis-
sion is to assist law enforce-
ment agencies with leader-
ship training, resources and
expertise that will enhance
their ability to solve cases.

By merging all of the dis-
ciplines together, the IHIA
said it aims to nurture inter-
agency cooperation; build
professional relationships;
encourage exchange of infor-
mation related to case man-
agement investigation and
prosecution strategy.

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LOCAL NEWS

Partnership prompts
$1,000 account for
Home for the Aged

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Discovery
Cruise Lines and Kelly’s
Freeport Ltd have partnered
in establishing a $1,000
account at Kelly’s to assist
The Home for the Aged.

Janet Toussant, Discov-
ery’s on-island representa-
tive, said the cruise line is
pleased to be able to assist
the organisation that is cele-
brating 20 years of service
to senior citizens in the
Freeport community.

Ms Toussant said Discov-
ery has agreed to give $1,000
worth of cruise tickets to
Kelly’s, which has agreed to
open an account at its store
for the Home to purchase
materials needed for repairs
and maintenance.

Lynne Fraino, human
resource and marketing
manager at Kelly’s, said the

Discovery Cruise
Lines and Kelly’s
Freeport Ltd team up

company was very happy to
come onboard again with
Discovery to assist the
Home.

The announcement was
made on Monday at Kelly’s
on Yellow Pine Street. Also
present were Mrs Lynn
Lowe, owner of Kelly’s, and
Home administrator Agatha
Thompson.

Ms Toussaint said a dona-
tion box was also placed
onboard the ship so that
crew members and passen-
gers can make a monetary
donation to the Home.

“We know that the power
and water bills have been a
big burden for the Home
and we will match the mon-

ey donated and present the
full amount to Mrs Thomp-
son at the Home sometime
in December,” she said.

Ms Toussant commended
Kelly’s for partnering with
them and encouraged other
corporate businesses to
assist the Home.

Lynne Fraino said Kelly’s
is always willing to assist
charitable organisations,
such as the Home for the
Aged.

She said the barter
arrangement with Discov-
ery will not only benefit the
Home, but also their
employees.

“Thanks to Discovery we
will use $1,000 of cruise tick-



Derek Carroll Photography

DISCOVERY Cruise Lines and Kelly's Freeport Ltd have partnered to offer assistance to the Home of
the Aged. Seen from left are Lynne Fraino, human resource and marketing manager at Kelly’s, Agatha
Thompson, administrator Home for the Aged, Janet Toussant, Discovery Cruise Line on-island
representative, and Mrs Lynn Lowe, owner of Kelly’s Freeport.

ets for our employees and
we will set up an account for
which Home will shop for
supplies and goods they
need,” she said.

Agatha Thompson said
the Home currently caters
to 12 senior citizens. She
thanked Discovery and Kel-
ly’s for their assistance.

“Our doors have only
remained open through ven-
tures such as this, and Dis-
covery has always been our
biggest supporter, in terms
of funds and assistance,” she

said.

Ms Thompson thanked
the entire Grand Bahama
community for supporting
the facility over the past 20
years.

“As we approach our
twentieth anniversary we are
encouraging the entire GB
to assist us with fundraising,
personal donations, visits,
and repair work to the build-
ing which is always a large
chunk of our budget,” she
said.

Because of financial chal-

lenges, Mrs Thompson said
the home has been down-
sized to 12 residents. She
noted that other senior citi-
zen residences have now
been opened on the island.
Ms Thompson said the
Home has planned activities
to commemorate its 20th
anniversary, including a
Thanksgiving Church Ser-
vice on October 17 at the
Community at Heart Taber-
nacle Church on Coral
Road, and a Grill Out on
October 30 to raise funds.

Calls made for the Minister
of Environment to resign

FROM page one

Discovery Limited, under-
stood to be billionaire Islam-
ic leader the Aga Khan. He
also admitted accepting a
free ride in the Aga Khan’s
helicopter to attend a film
screening in Abaco before
going on to Bell Island with
BNT executives the next
day.

However, former PLP
MP Philip Smith said:
“Does this sound familiar
to anyone else?

“Tn late 2006, Shane Gib-
son, quite correctly,
resigned from Cabinet in a
similar matter involving a
permanent residency per-

mit for an American enter-
tainer.

“Maybe when he tenders
his resignation from Cabi-
net, Dr Deveaux will also
tell the Bahamian public
how much it will take to
buy him since he claims he
does not ‘think a helicopter
ride could buy’ him.

“T look forward to read-
ing the resignation state-
ment; or failing this, the let-
ter of dismissal from the
Prime Minister.”

Plans to dredge and exca-
vate at least 8.8 acres of
marine sand flats, rock and
vegetation for two chan-
nels, 12ft and 14ft deep, a

barge landing and 20 slip
yacht basin, as well as roads
across the 349-acre island,
have been passed on to the
BNT for their input, Dr
Deveaux said.

But after they were
revealed in The Tribune
yesterday, conservationists
opposed to any develop-
ment in the park expressed
further concerns over alle-
gations the BNT accepted a
$1million donation from
the Aga Khan last year.

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conservation group
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diversity and history asso-
ciated with being the first
marine park started in the
world.

“Does a million dollars
negate this critically impor-
tant focus?

“Tf this is the case, the
BNT hierarchy should
resign immediately fol-
lowed closely by the Minis-
ter for the Environment,
because it’s painfully clear
that they have abandoned
their directives.”

BNT executive director
Eric Carey refused to com-
ment on whether the Trust
accepted a donation from
the Aga Khan, nor would
he state the Trust’s posi-
tion on the Bell Island
development despite being
the usual spokesman for
the Trust.

“This isn’t an environ-
mental issue anymore,” Mr
Carey said.

“It’s getting too political.

“This requires input from
the board so I will let the
president know that a state-
ment is expected and he
will meet with his col-

Khan’s helicopter

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address all of the concerns

that have been raised.”
He said BNT president

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FREE TRIP: The Minister admitte



d accepting a free ride in the Aga

Neil McKinney is expected
to return to Nassau next
week.

An Environmental
Impact Assessment (EIA)
conducted by Florida con-
sultants Turrel, Hall and
Associates Ltd concluded
the development would not
have a significant environ-
mental impact and the
planning applications state
“no negative environmental
impacts expected”.

But in an area where
fishermen are arrested for
taking anything within the
112.6 acre park, the possi-
bility of approving plans to
dredge and excavate ina
zone that has been protect-
ed since 1958 has astound-
ed former Exuma MP and
PLP Minister of Agricul-
ture and Fisheries George
Smith.

He said: “We will arrest a
Bahamian from Black
Point who passes through
the cays and catches a few
fish, but we’re going to let a
man come in, because he’s
Mr So-and-so, and do
dredging to 15ft?

“If it was John Brown
from Long Island I think it
would be a different story.

“T cannot envision that
we would want to see that
in the park, where after the
dredging, the silt will settle
on reefs and on shoals in
an area that has not been
disrupted from the day it
was made a park.”
THE TRIBUNE

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010, PAGE 7



LOCAL NEWS



Fancy Dancers’
Lee Adderley stays
positive through
chemotherapy



“In the hospital a
lot of people are
going through
the same thing,

I walk about and
counsel people
and keep a
positive attitude
and tell them we
are not alone, we
can beat this
thing.”



Roosevelt ‘Lee’
Adderley

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

TWO years ago, you
were guaranteed to see
Roosevelt ‘Lee’ Adderley
leading the front line of
free dancers for the Fancy
Dancers Junkanoo group.

Today, he moves in and
out of the UCLA Medical
Centre in California where
he undergoes chemothera-
py treatment for adult T-
cell leukemia.

Less than three months
ago he was diagnosed with
the life-threatening disease,
without showing any symp-
toms of sickness prior.

So far there have been
three positive rounds of
chemo, and when Lee
checks back into the facili-
ty on September 27 for his
fourth round he hopes to
be able to start the process
for a bone marrow trans-
plant, “which is a lot hard-
er than anything he has
gone through,” said his
wife, Michelle Adderley.

“The chemo I am going
through is one of the hard-
est a human being can take.
Sometimes you feel you
want to give up but you
keep pressing on and have
faith in God. I have a three-
year-old and I am fighting
for everything,” said Lee.

Counsel

“T have had my down
times. The chemotherapy
gives the body a really hard
time. If you are not strong
you will give up. I would
tell anyone that. It is really
hard on the body. In the
hospital a lot of people are
going through the same
thing, I walk about and
counsel people and keep a
positive attitude and tell
them we are not alone, we
can beat this thing,” he
said.

Lee’s sister Jackie
Knowles has been a witness
to one of those “down
days”. She said one day on
her lunch break she used
up a $30 phone card crying
and praying with her broth-

er. She said it is especially
hard to hear him say, “I
love you”.

She said the family is
close, with every one hav-
ing grown up together on
Kemp Road.

“T still live there. When
we heard the news every-
body cried, I cried; I cried,
because no one in our fam-
ily has ever had that. It was
like a first time thing for
the family to deal with a
sickness. My regret is that
he is not here, but we talk
to him on a regular basis,”
said Mrs Knowles.

Most of Lee’s siblings
who could be eligible bone
marrow donors have taken
compatibility tests to see if
they are potential matches
for a transplant. There is a
25 per cent chance they
could match.

Friends of Lee’s have ini-
tiated a bone marrow drive
to serve as a back-up plan
and in hopes of creating the
Caribbean’s first bone mar-
row registry.

There is also a fundrais-
ing drive to help with med-
ical expenses.

The One-to-One Fund at
www.bonemarrow.org is a
drive supported by the
Bone Marrow Foundation,
a US-based non-profit
organisation.

The Adderley’s youngest
child is in daycare in Cali-
fornia, a $1,100 per month
expense that was never
budgeted for because Lee
served as ‘daddy daycare’
before his illness. He has
two other children, RJ and
Lashonda, who live in the
Bahamas.

Last month, the Fancy
Dancers organised a cook-
out in aid of the Lee Med-
ical Fund.

The Adderley family
founded the Junkanoo
group along with the Kemp
and Robinson families.
Lee’s family home sits next
to the Junkanoo shack off
Kemp Road, and his broth-
er, Troy Adderley, is still
one of the group’s leaders.



“If he was strong he
wouldn’t miss Junkanoo
this year. He would come
back home and then return.
He has all kinds of moves.
He’s an entertainer; when
he sees people (on Bay
Street), he’s gone,” said co-
leader Wayde ‘Pumpkin’
Robinson.

“He was one of the lead-
ing rhythm drummers. He
was one of the most con-
sistent guys when we start-
ed off the group 1981/82.
He was a leading drummer
and when he retired from
drumming he took up free
dancing in the front. He
only missed two or three
parades in his life, and that
was when he moved to Cal-
ifornia,” said Mr Robinson.

Lee was a very active
man before his sickness,
and he still is, his family
said. On the sixth floor of
the UCLA Medical Centre,
Lee makes is way around,
sometimes in a Rasta wig,
and sometimes to the
sound of Junkanoo, the
tunes of Ronny Butler or
the music of his cousin, one
of the lead singers of the
Baha Men.

Patients

“Tam one of the best
patients they have ever had
in that hospital. I watch
people give up, literally die;
they have had enough, and
what I do is keep on
encouraging patients.

“When I walk around
and see new patients I
introduce myself and
encourage them. This is
some serious stuff; really
some serious stuff. I feel
good when I am encourag-
ing people,” said Lee.

He recently counselled a
fellow patient the day
before her passing. He said
the night before this patient
took her last breath he was
there for her.

“T went to her room and
prayed for her and told her
not to worry, that I would

Death toll rises to 17 in Venezuela plane crash

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THE death toll in the crash of a Venezue-
lan state airline plane rose to 17 on Tuesday,
a day after the twin-turboprop slammed into
a steel mill yard. Thirty-four others on board
survived, according to Associated Press.

The French-built ATR 42 went down about
six miles (10 kilometers) from its destination,
the airport in the eastern city of Puerto
Ordaz. Workers at the state-run Sidor steel
foundry pulled people from the smoking

wreckage.

Two of the initial survivors died to due
severe injuries, raising the toll to 17 victims,
Transportation Minister Francisco Garces
told reporters. Others were being treated in

hospitals.

It was unclear what caused Monday's crash.
The pilot had contacted the control tower
saying there were problems with one of the

plane's engines, Bolivar state Gov. Francisco
Rangel Gomez told reporters. He called it a

miracle that so many had survived.

The pilot and two of the other three crew
members were among those killed.

Investigators visited the site and were inter-
viewing survivors, airline officials and wit-
nesses, the attorney general's office said in a
statement. The authorities also planned to
analyze the plane's cockpit flight data and
voice recorders.

President Hugo Chavez declared three days

of mourning in the country.

The flight had taken off from Margarita
Island, a Caribbean island that is one of
Venezuela's top tourist destinations.

The plane belonged to the government's

Conviasa, or Consorcio Venezolano de

2004.

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ROOSEVELT ‘LEE’ ADDERLEY says he has had his down times but adds: ‘If you are not strong you

will give up. | would tell anyone that.’

see her later and not to
worry.”

He said this patient
would send her family
members to his room for
counselling.

“She would say, ‘go see
Lee, go see Lee’. They
would come to my room
and talk and I would coun-
sel them. They would come
crying to my room. I would
have them laughing. I have
a box of wigs, a Rasta
dreadlock wig, and I would
say my dreadlocks grow
over night to clown around

and have fun to make other
people happy,” said Lee.

“The family wrote a nice
card and said how much
they appreciated my time
and energy,” he said.

Lee even does cross-
country counselling. Lee’s
best friend in the Bahamas,
Julian Rolle, has a mother
with lung cancer.

“She started chemo the
same day I did. In between,
I call her to encourage her
to say she is not alone, we
are in the same boat and
we are going to fight it,”

said Lee.

His own mother has
Alzheimer’s disease, which
he says is one of the hard-
est things for him to deal
with.

“It was hard for me to
leave because she was
always there for me. It was
hard, but sometimes you
have to do what you have
to do. With the recession I
had to give my business up
(and move) to make sure
my family was well taken
care of; family is the key to
me now,” he said.

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Man found inside
shark identified

FROM page one

others off Jaws Beach in southwest New
Providence on August 29. The boaters
reported they had engine trouble on board
the 20ft white century boat and the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) assisted
a search for the men after they were
reported missing at around 8pm.

RBDF officers found the boat off the
southwest coast with three men onboard
and were told the two others had gone
overboard in an effort to pull the boat to
shore and never returned.

On September 5, an investment banker
out deep sea fishing with two friends,
caught the shark in waters about 38 miles
south of New Providence. He said a left leg
popped out of the shark as they hauled it
on to their vessel. When the beast was cut
open at the Defence Force's Coral Har-
bour base, RBDF officers also found the
man's right leg, two severed arms and a
torso in two sections.

It was immediately suspected that the
remains were from one of the missing

boaters but police were awaiting DNA
tests before they could provide a positive
identity.

Initial reports suggests the boaters may
have drowned.

Yesterday ACP Hanna said police had
no evidence to suggest foul play.

Meanwhile, friends of the men are still
coming to grips with Mr Newton's death,
and fear Mr Brown may have suffered a
similar fate.

Mr Newton, known affectionately as
Scabbo, was a “friendly person" who was
employed on a fishing boat, according
Richard Hall.

Mr Hall, an employee of Nassau Flight
Services, is a long-time co-worker of Mr
Brown, the other missing boater, and an
acquaintance of Mr Newton's.

"Mr Brown was a nice outgoing, kind-
hearted person. Never a person who would
let anything worry him. Fishing was one of
his hobbies," remembered Mr Hall.

Mr Brown, has been a maintenance
manager at Nassau Flight Services for
more than 30 years.

"We miss him," added Mr Hall.

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were no visible signs of trauma to the body.

Responding to reports from the public,
police investigated the residence where the
woman was said to have lived alone.

They are awaiting a coroner’s report to
confirm the date and cause of her death,
and the death of the man whose body was
found on Monday.

Public reports again led police to discover
the body of a man, believed to be in his ear-
ly 30s, in an abandoned apartment complex
just two days before.

The man was lying on the floor of a room
at the back of the building at Haven sub-

division Road, off Soldier Road, with
injuries to the left side of his head.

According to police reports, he was wear-
ing a tangerine shirt, tan coloured short
pants and white tennis shoes.

It is unclear how long the man had been
there, however neighbours noted a distur-
bance over the weekend.

The unfinished building was said to be a
popular hangout for men, who congregated
at the rear of the building to shoot dice or
gamble.

Police investigations are continuing, and
anyone with information is urged to con-
tact them at 919, 502-9991 or call Crime
Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS (8477).

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Community fears ‘student war zone’

FROM page one

before 4pm yesterday.

As a result of gunshots
being fired, the boy was
reported to have sustained
injuries to the left side of his
head and was taken to hos-
pital by ambulance.

Up to press time, police
maintained they did not
have any suspects, motive
or new information con-
cerning the shooting.

Yesterday, pairs of uni-
formed officers could be
seen stationed at various
corners along the Baillou
Hill Road strip, the pre-
ferred route of public school
students in the area. Typi-
cally known to be congested
with students travelling
home from school, the street
was sparsely populated by
eager parents and docile stu-
dents. As many as five offi-
cers could be seen stationed
in the area where Monday’s

shooting took place.

The patrol officers main-
tained their presence was
not a reactionary initiative
to the shooting but a rou-
tine procedure during school
zone times, however mem-
bers of the community
charge the apparent con-
certed effort to increase
police visibility within school
zones is too little, too late.

A resident said: “If this
was usual - what happened,
wouldn’t have happened.
Had they had been out here
before, like they are doing
now, this would not have
happened. Look at the kids,
see how calm everyone is.
These kids aren’t stupid,
they know the police will be
out here today and all of the
officers are in uniform. They
should have been in plain
clothes, you can’t catch
these students like that.
Everyone is on their best
behavior today - the ones
that even come this way,

because by this time they’ve
already seen all the police
out and any trouble maker is
long gone.”

Another resident added:
“T have one thing to say for
the public, for parents -
After School Programmes.
Put your child in an after
school programme, music,
sports, give them something
to do. If parents found activ-
ities for their children, they
wouldn’t be out here in the
streets idle and getting into
trouble. How did this child
get access to a gun? They
need to find the kid that did
this and his parents need to
be charged for murder.”

Despite numerous calls
placed to administration at
T A Thompson Junior High
School, officials were
unavailable for comment up
to press time. Police investi-
gations are ongoing.

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FROM page one

extent of his injuries and his condition are not
known.

Minister of Education Desmond Bannister
last night described the suicide attempt as a
"cry for help" and said in many cases, school
officials are called to offer emotional support
not given by student's families.

He said the distressed boy went to speak
with a school administrator at about 4pm about
his problems. At some point during their con-
versation the administrator left the office to get
help from another school employee. When
they returned they found the student attempt-
ing to cut himself with a pair of scissors.

and prevent him from inflicting potentially
fatal wounds.

Mr Bannister said many children are without
a structured, dependable family life and rely on
school administrators for emotional support
and guidance.

"Tt is important that we continue to empha-
sise how much these children need help. The
schools right now, in many cases, is all that
many kids have. So many of their family lives
are unbearable, many children are living in
very difficult circumstances," said Mr Bannis-
ter.

He said Social Services and other relevant
government and school agencies will be con-
tacted.

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Investor
interest
sparked hy
10-12% cruise
visitor rise

* Bahamas ‘on a run to
make this best year for
cruise visitors of all time’,
with 2.5 million cruise visits
in first six months of 2010

* Minister says selling
opportunities ‘beyond
anything in this region’, with
1.2 million cruise visits to
Nassau in first six months

* Daily room rates some
$100 higher than Las Vegas
hurting stopover business
amid recession



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VANDERPOOL-WALLACE

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Investors are expressing
“increasing interest” in invest-
ing in downtown Nassau and
Bay Street real estate due to
the rising number of cruise vis-
itors to this city, the minister
of tourism and aviation reveal-
ing that the Bahamas as a
whole had seen 2.5 million
cruise visits during the first six
months of 2010.

Vincent Vanderpool- Wallace
said investors were only begin-
ning to realise that vendor
opportunities to sell to cruise
ship passengers in Nassau were

SEE page 3B

BEC's ‘Murphy's
Law’ summer

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

THIS has been the sum-
mer of “Murphy’s Law”
for the Bahamas Electrici-
ty Corporation (BEC) as
the summer heat caused
load demands to spike,
generators to falter and
internal costs to increase,
Tribune Business learned
yesterday.

Shevonn Cambridge,
assistant general manager
of energy supply at BEC,
while speaking to a group
of Wartsila and BEC rep-
resentatives, said auxiliary
gas turbine generators had
to be brought in this sum-
mer to augment demand
when other generators
failed.

According to him, while
those gas turbines have

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for Downtown

i Multi-billion dollar Cayman-based developer said to be awaiting

sovernment approvals to conclude deal to purchase prime Bay Street real
estate from Parliament Properties
§ Potential huge boost for city’s revitalisation, as developer also interested

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By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Downtown Nassau’s rede-
velopment is in line to receive
a major boost from a multi-
billion dollar Cayman Islands-
based group, which Tribune
Business can reveal has signed

in waterfront properties set to be freed up by shipping company move

DOWNTOWN BOOST: The comer of Parliament and Bay Street, where a Cayman Islands-based group has signed
an agreement to purchase properties.

an agreement to purchase
properties at the corner of
Bay and Parliament Street - a
potential first step towards
much wider involvement in
Bay Street’s rebirth.
Multiple sources confirmed
to this newspaper yesterday
that The Dart Group, found-

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ed by Kenneth Dart, the bil-
lionaire heir to a styrofoam
cup fortune, and developer of
Cayman’s 500-acre Camana
Bay project, had signed an
agreement to purchase prime
downtown Nassau real estate

SEE page 3B

Bahamians return for Baha Mar

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

CONSTRUCTION stag-
nation in the US has two
Bahamians eyeing the $2.6
billion Baha Mar develop-
ment, hoping that a slice of
the project will provide the
stage for their return home
after 10 years abroad.

Kenneth and Mark Bain’s
father, Joseph Willis Bain,

Cable lauds
‘significant
movement’

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Cable Bahamas’ president
yesterday described the
company’s signing of a
three-year contract with
HBP as “a significant move-
ment for programming for
the English-speaking
Caribbean”, as the BISX-
listed utility continues to
make progress in negotia-
tions for commercial deals
with programming
rights/copyright holders.

Anthony Butler told Tri-
bune Business: “Following
the meeting we had with
both the US and Bahamian
governments, and the pro-
grammers, last August, and
the decision to change the
Bahamas’ compulsory
licensing regime, we took
the proactive step.

“This agreement now has,
at the end of a very protract-
ed negotiation, brought the
programming that Bahami-
ans want to see. It has
always been Cable
Bahamas’ objective to do
just that - to have continuity
of programming that
Bahamians have been
watching for 30 years.”

The HBO contract signing
was another step on the
road to resolving a long-
standing copyright dispute.

The crux of the intellectu-
al property rights issue that

prodded them for years to
return home and join him in
his Grand Bahama-based
construction company.
However, it was not until
the prospect of working with
the Baha Mar project - the
largest construction endeav-
our in the Caribbean - sur-
faced, that they expedited
the processes that would
secure them a contract.
Kenneth said he and his
brother would bring to their

father’s company, B and H
Construction, the talent and
skill needed on large-scale
construction projects, and
the technical requirements
demanded by international
construction firms such as
China State Construction -
the firm hired for the Baha
Mar build.

Both men worked as pro-
ject managers on multi-mil-

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four weeks, and fears ‘other options’ being assessed

* Warns that Tonique Williams-Darling Highway site’s
problems mounting, causing environmental and health
issues

* Project set to create extra 30 Bahamian jobs, taking
landfill workforce to 60, with $12m of initial spend going
to Bahamian contractors

* Set to offer 40% of firm, worth $8m, to Bahamian public,
with ‘thousands of dollars’ spent with local construction
industry every year

* Landfill ‘absolutely incompatible’ with potential Baha
Mar construction industry demands

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The private sector company in talks with the Govern-
ment to take over management of the Tonique Williams-
Darling Highway landfill, investing $20 million in capital
spend and creating 30 Bahamian jobs in the process, yes-
terday expressed concern that negotiations had seemingly
“stalled”, and warned of potentially negative environmen-
tal and health consequences.

Len Enriquez, of Miami-based Cambridge Project Devel-
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third Service Centre site

Bahamians return
for Baha Mar

FROM page 1B

lion dollar properties at Holder Construction based in
Atlanta, Georgia.

After several years at Holder, Kenneth broke off to begin
his own business, Macadamia Construction, and brought this
brother along. He said the downturn in the US economy
now has them looking at returning to home for a slice of the
$2.6 billion Baha Mar opportunity.

“We worked our way up to project management and
were involved in $70 million projects,” said Kenneth. “We
heard about the Baha Mar project and it really peaked our
interest.

“We want to take the construction company (B and H
Construction) to a new level because we have all this expe-
rience from the States. My brother and I have been talking
about it, so we said let’s try to do this.”

Soft

According to Kenneth, the construction industry in the US
has gone soft, with many medium-sized projects “few and far
between”, not as numerous as they had been before that
country’s economic meltdown.

“There used to be a lot of projects, but they got can-
celled while others have gotten put on hold,” Kenneth said.

“Tsee it as a great opportunity to come back home and try
to do something we always wanted to do. We definitely
know how to do that (large-scale construction) because we
have been doing it for 10 years. It would put us in a great
position.”

He added that despite the economy in Grand Bahama, his
father’s business has been “piddling” along through two
bearish years and could profit from a contract with Baha
Mar.

The elder Mr Bain is elated at the prospect of his sons
returning to take over his 10 year-old business.

“Just by calling him and talking to him on the phone you
can hear the excitement in his voice,” said Kenneth. “It’s
like a perfect team.”

Cable lauds ‘significant movement’

FROM page 1B

years is that the Bahamas and rest of the English-speaking
Caribbean are seen as too small a market by many of the
programming rights holders, making them disinclined to
negotiate commercial arrangements with Cable Bahamas.

Their distribution and royalty rights do not allow them to
broadcast outside the US, and the legal fees and other costs
required to change these agreements would exceed the revenues
gained from a small market such as this nation.

Under the 2000 agreement, the US Trade Representative's
Office was supposed to encourage the Motion Picture Associ-
ation of America (MPAA) and the likes of its individual mem-
bers to enter into commercial agreements with Cable Bahamas,
in return for this nation amending its compulsory licensing
regime via the 2004 Act amendment.

Yet while the Bahamas has now fulfilled its side of the bar-
gain, the US has yet to hold up its end. The Ingraham admin-
istration, in a little-heralded move in October 2009, brought into
effect the 2004 amendments to the Copyright Act that narrow
the scope of the Bahamas’ compulsory TV licensing regime.
Only copyrighted works broadcast free over-the-air will now be
compulsorily licensed, whereas the previous regime allowed all
copyrighted programmes to be received, transmitted and re-
broadcast.

Cable Bahamas was at the time encouraged by the statements
made by Ron Kirk, the US Trade Representative, in unveiling
the Bahamas’ move to implement the Copyright Act 2004
amendments, to believe that Washington was now moving to
push programming rights holders - especially those with pre-
mium content - to finally negotiate commercial tie-ups with it.

While stating that the Bahamas’ amendments would "ensure
that legitimate American companies don't have to compete with
unauthorized transmissions of their own shows", Ambassador
Kirk added that if properly implemented, "this law should
help to open up a new export market for the programming of
American pay television channels and provide a positive exam-
ple of respect for intellectual property throughout the region”.

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yesterday announced it had opened a
third Service Centre location in New
Providence on Carmichael Road, just
east of Bahamas Faith Ministries.

NUA's latest Service Centre opened
on September 10 to serve the
Carmichael Road area. In addition to
normal weekday business hours, the
Carmichael Service Centre will be
open from 8.30am to 12.30pm on the
last Saturday of each month.

John Dunkley, NUA’s president and
managing director, said: "Our cus-
tomers now have the convenience of
choosing three locations for their gen-
eral insurance needs. In addition, the

munity."

2009.

Carmichael location allows us to
become part of this fast growing com-

NUA Service Centres are also locat-
ed at the R.H. Bobby Symonette
Building on Collins Avenue and the
Harbour Bay Shopping Centre.

Well-known insurance executive,
Frances McKenzie-Oliver, will be
responsible for the Carmichael Service
Centre. She previously managed the
Moseley Burnside Insurance Agency,
which became part of NUA in April

"We are thrilled that we now have a
presence in the Carmichael communi-
ty," said Ms McKenzie-Oliver. "Our

existing customers have come to know
us for our great service and competitive

rates, and we look forward to bringing

this same experience to residents in
the area who have not dealt with NUA
before."

NUA has been helping families and
businesses with their insurance needs
for more than 40 years. It is 100 per
cent owned by the Bahamas First
Group of Companies.

Bahamas First General Insurance

Company has an A.M. Best Rating of

A- (Excellent), which reflects its capi-
tal and liquidity position, as well as its
operational results.

Concern that $20m landfill
management deal ‘stalled’

FROM page 1B

ernment side for the past
month, with the delays now
possibly jeopardising the pro-
ject’s “shelf life”.

Explaining that Cam-
bridge’s planned $20 million
investment would represent
a capital injection into the
Bahamian economy, being
sourced from overseas insti-
tutions and investors, Mr
Enriquez warned that if the
delays persisted it may have
to “rebuild” part of its plan,
such as obtaining new financ-
ing.
Some $12 million of that
$20 million sum would be
spent with Bahamian con-
tractors on enhancing the
landfill, extending its life and
removing environmental and
fire hazards, with the existing
30 Department of Environ-
mental Health Services
(DEHS) staff at the site
would all transfer to Cam-
bridge when it took over man-
agement/operations.

“We are very concerned
that the negotiations appear
to be stalled,” Mr Enriquez

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“Tf there are any remaining
items that the Government
would like to resolve in the
document, we are more than
ready to take care of them,
and discuss them, but essen-
tially we have heard no feed-
back on the basic contract for
over a month.

“We’ve been in negotia-
tions for approximately six
months now, and we’ve really
not seen any movement for
the last month. We don’t
know why the negotiations
are stalled. We have been at it
for six months, and in the last
month have got the impres-
sion that other options are
being considered.”

Ronald Thompson, perma-
nent secretary at the Ministry
of the Environment, did not
return Tribune Business’s
calls seeking comment on the
state of the landfill negotia-
tions prior to press time last
night.

Urgency

However, Mr Enriquez said
urgency in concluding the
management contract was
required on two counts,
namely in preventing another
large fire at the Tonique
Williams-Darling Highway
site, and to keep its current
$20 million proposal together.

The Cambridge Project
Development Inc principal
also told this newspaper that
the landfill’s current condi-
tion was “absolutely incom-
patible” with the increased
demands likely to be placed
upon it by the construction
industry, if and when the $2.6
billion Baha Mar project and
Kerzner International’s pos-
sible Phase IV Paradise Island
expansion, proceeded.

He explained: “There’s a
package here to be used - $20
million US, all foreign
sourced. It would be an injec-
tion into the economy of new
capital. This is a very Bahami-
an project, as we have agreed
with the Government to sell
at least 40 per cent of the pro-
ject’s shares [worth some $8
million] to Bahamian public
interests. We’re putting in $20
million. We’re creating an
additional 30 jobs.

“There are 30 people from
the DEHS working at the
landfill. Those people will be
offered the option of coming
over, and many of them have
said they want to do that.
They are frustrated at not
being able to buy spare parts,
oil and other things, because
the system they’re in will not
allow them to do that. On top
of that, we will add 30 jobs
for Bahamians, so 60 people
will have long-term, not con-
struction, work.”

Apart from the upfront $20
million investment, some $12

million of which will go to
Bahamian contractors, Mr
Enriquez told Tribune Busi-
ness that Cambridge would
spend “hundreds of thousands
of dollars” every year with the
local construction industry on
projects such as moving earth,
buying fill, moving roads and
shredding tyres.

“To have such a package
ready to go, and ready to
move in, together with a com-
prehensive 60-page contract
negotiated over six months
that has had the input of the
Attorney General’s Office
and Ministry of Finance, and
which is essentially a com-
pleted document, is not some-
thing you can keep around for
very long,” Mr Enriquez told
Tribune Business.

“It costs money to keep $20
million ready to move. The
project has a shelf life...”
Pointing out that all stake-
holders and financing part-
ners for the Cambridge pro-
ject were now essentially in a
holding pattern, Mr Enriquez
added: “The delay is very con-
cerning, and if it lasts long
enough it may cause us to
have to rebuild some of the
parts, because of the shelf life.

“This, in turn, would delay
an upgrade to the landfill.

“If parts of the financing
have to be re-established, that
could take four weeks, six
weeks.”

He also warned that the
landfill’s present condition
was “absolutely incompatible
with any major construction
project on the horizon”, such
as Baha Mar’s $2.6 billion
Cable Beach redevelopment.

“The landfill in its current
state is not suitable for a
steady flow of construction
trucks,” Mr Enriquez
explained, telling Tribune
Business that with these vehi-
cles in many instances unable
to climb the dump to deposit
their loads, turnaround time
would be severely delayed,
impacting construction work.

Cambridge Project Devel-
opment Inc’s plans included
a large recycling plant at the
landfill site, something Mr
Enriquez described as “need-
ed right away” and “very
important” for preserving air
space in the site’s cell.
Presently, air was being “‘eat-
en up very quickly”.

Indicating that New Provi-
dence had little option other
than to extend the existing
landfill’s life, simply because
there were no alternative
sites, Mr Enriquez said that
simply hiring a consultant to
advise the DEHS would not
help as they would not be
involved in operations. “They
will not take a 2am phone call
saying the landfill’s on fire,”
he added.

Among the Government’s
options might be to keep
management of the landfill



with the DEHS, which had
been managing it for the past
decade. Yet the Cambridge
principal added that his main
concern regarding the slow
pace of negotiations was that
“the situation gets worse
every day” at the landfill.

Among the issues causing
concern, Mr Enriquez said,
was that “more and more
waste is being deposited on
bare ground”, potentially
some 400-500 tonnes per day.
This created the risk that rain
water percolates through it
and into the ground water,
potentially contaminating the
water table.

Wasted

He added that “no one
knows how much gas has built
up in the cell area” at the
landfill, while air space was
also being wasted.

Suggesting that a “band-
aid” approach to resolving the
landfill’s problems, which
have been building over many
years, was not appropriate,
Mr Enriquez told Tribune
Business: “This is a site that
has been deteriorating for a
number of years. Millions of
dollars were spent on a new
cell in 2000, but that cell has
failed in many ways through
not being maintained.

“No one knows the gas sit-
uation, the leaching, and no
one can drive up it.” Hence
the reason why increasing vol-
umes of waste were being
deposited on bare ground.

There was also minimal
security at the Tonique
Williams-Darling Highway
site, Mr Enriquez said, with
some 30 scavengers and 100
dogs present despite the risk
of fresh fires.

Warning that the landfill’s
problems would continue
without a comprehensive
management solution being
put in place, and in a refer-
ence to the fire that took
place in February-March this
year, Mr Enriquez said:
“When a million tyres burn,
and you have a 40-acre fire
go on for weeks and weeks,
it has to have environmental
and health implications.

“You can spend money on
capital improvements to the
facility, but unless the opera-
tions have day-to-day techni-
cal support from people who
have run landfills and are
organised, you will be unable
to obtain spare parts, perform
timely maintenance, perform
modern construction. The
problems will continue,
because the operation is not
up to standard.

“IT would encourage any
Bahamian to come out and
look at the site. You don’t
have to be an expert to see
how the problems are getting
worse every day.”

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FROM page 1B

from Phillip Hillier’s Parliament Properties company.

The property in question is said by sources to include the
shopping arcade opposite the House of Assembly on Parliament
Street. It also includes several premises on the corner of Par-
lament and Bay Streets, and Tribune Business understands that
the sales agreement with Parliament Properties only requires
the necessary Government approvals relating to foreign invest-
ment in Bahamian realty.

The Dart Group’s representatives are understood to have vis-
ited the Bahamas and downtown Nassau last year, and
expressed interest in becoming involved with the Bay Street
revitalisation project. In particular, they were attracted to the
waterfront properties that will be freed up for commercial/res-
idential development when the shipping companies relocate to
Arawak Cay.

One source with knowledge of the situation told Tribune
Business: “I’m aware that they’ve [the Dart Group] entered into
some sort of agreement to purchase those properties.

“The Downtown Nassau Partnership had met with them
some months before to pitch them on the idea of the revitali-
sation, so they were looking at a number of properties in down-
town.”

Pointing out that it would require “hundreds of millions of
dollars” to bring downtown Nassau’s redevelopment to fruition,
the source said: “The Dart Group is exactly the kind of devel-
oper that could develop some of what is needed in down-
town.”

The Dart Group is already intimately familiar with the
Bahamas, its culture, government approvals process and busi-
ness environment, due to the presence of their Polymers Inter-
national business on Grand Bahama.

It also has the skills and deep pockets necessary to turn the
vision for downtown Nassau into reality, having created
Camana Bay as a ‘new city’ from scratch, complete with condos,
marina slips and office parks. The Downtown Nassau Part-
nership is seeking to achieve just such a result.

“We would welcome an organisation like the Dart Group
because their development in Cayman is huge,” another source
with knowledge of the Parliament Properties deal told Tri-
bune Business. “They do have the financing to do something
big. They’re big people, and would be fantastic in dealing with
the Government and understanding the local regulations.

“[’m sure they’ve been through it in Cayman Islands, and
what they’ve done there is probably very close to what we
want to take place in downtown Nassau. They’re a great organ-
isation to be part of it. It would be big.”

Another source suggested that the Dart Group had beat
out rival Bahamas-based bidders to secure the Parliament
Properties’ real estate by offering a higher price than the
appraised value, suggesting it was viewing the purchase as a
strategic play with more to come.

“There are other properties in Downtown that have been on
the market for several months,” another contact told Tribune
Business. “The old Pioneer Shipping property has been on
the market for several months.”

Neither Mr Hillier nor the Dart Group could be contacted for
comment before last night’s press deadline. Mike Alexiou, of
Alexiou & Associates, who Tribune Business had been told
were the Dart Group’s architects for the Bay Street project,
declined to comment when contacted by this newspaper.

Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, minister of tourism and avia-
tion, also said he was unaware of the Dart Group’s proposed
acquisition, telling Tribune Business: “That may be on my
radar screen, but if it is it’s a stealth bomber, because I have not
seen it.”

Investor interest sparked by
10-12% cruise visitor rise

FROM page 1B

“beyond anything in this region”, given that the Bahamas was
the only Caribbean country to just count these visitors at first
point of entry.

Pointing out that may other nations ‘double’ or ‘triple’ counted
cruise ship passengers by treating them as new arrivals at every
entry point, Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said the Bahamas was “on a
run to make this best year for cruise visitors of all time”.

The minister of tourism told Tribune Business that Nassau had
seen 1.2 million cruise passengers visits during the first six months
of 2010, and for the year-to-date the Bahamas as a whole was up
by 10-12 per cent year-over-year on both visitor numbers and vis-
its. “There is increasing interest in investing in Bay Street,” Mr Van-
derpool-Wallace said. “No question about it. We have had people
expressing significant interest once they’ve seen what has been hap-
pening in terms of increasing cruise ship passengers, and seen the
quantity of locations and properties that might be available.
There’s significant interest.”

Sales

With investors realising that the Bahamas was the only
Caribbean nation to count its cruise passengers once, at first port
of entry, Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said: “The number of sales
opportunities are beyond anything in this region, and to people
looking to invest in Downtown Nassau, that has become so obvi-
ous to them.”

Adding that the cruise business was “performing spectacularly”
for the Bahamas, Mr Vanderpool-Wallace added: “It is very clear
what is going on. In the midst of a recession, people are choosing
the low cost option to visit the Bahamas.”

Explaining that some 70 per cent of passengers on Bahamas-
bound cruises only visited islands in this nation, Mr Vanderpool-
Wallace indicated that the Bahamas’ stopover business was being
hurt by having “the highest room rate per day of any destination
in the region”.

Average daily room rates for Bahamian hotels were some $100
higher than in Las Vegas, he added. “When investors are told of the
number of high quality visitors that come to Nassau, and the num-
ber of cruise visitors that come to Nassau, the potential spend is so
substantial it speaks to a very high interest to invest in Nassau,” Mr
Vanderpool-Wallace said. We’re on a run to make this the best year
for cruise passengers of all time.”

Regulator hints end
to oil drilling ban

By JENNIFER A. DLOUHY
c. 2010 Hearst
Newspapers @
WASHINGTON

The nation's chief drilling
regulator said Tuesday his
agency is slated to impose a
swath of new mandates gov-
erning the design and cement-
ing of offshore wells in response
to vulnerabilities revealed by
the Deepwater Horizon disas-
ter.

The requirements are mod-
eled on recommendations in an
offshore drilling safety report
Salazar delivered to President
Barack Obama in May.

In a conference call with
reporters, Bureau of Ocean
Energy Management, Regula-
tion and Enforcement Director
Michael Bromwich said he
hopes oil and gas companies
had the foresight to begin mak-
ing the suggested changes.

He stressed that it was high-
ly unlikely the government will
extend its ban on deep-water
exploration after it expires Nov.
30 — but he insisted that the
speed of well approvals
depends on how quickly oil and
gas companies comply with new
safety requirements.

Bromwich also said he
expects to make recommenda-
tions on how to lift the mora-
torium by the end of the month
— four weeks ahead of sched-
ule.

During an eight-city listen-
ing tour on offshore drilling that
wrapped up Monday,
Bromwich said he wasn't con-
vinced that the government
should extend the deep-water
drilling ban.

Instead, Bromwich said, he
was encouraged that the nation
already is better prepared to
deal with another oil spill than
it was on April 20, when the
Deepwater Horizon rig explod-
ed, killing 11 and unleashing a
record-setting oil spill from

BEC's ‘Murphy's
Law’ summer

FROM page 1B

been a “lifesaver” for
BEC, they were “costing
us”.

It is not know if those
costs have been passed on
to consumers.

However, Mr Cambridge
added that BEC has
devised a maintenance and
repair plan for its genera-
tors that should have them
all in working order by
March next year.

He said to the room of
energy production experts
that financial issues often
prevent BEC from keeping
up with its maintenance
plans, but that should be
rectified by the new plan.

Another challenge facing
BEC was the amount of
new loads expected to be
added to its grid in the next
few year across several
islands.

According to Mr Cam-
bridge, the Baha Mar and
Albany projects will
require load increases in
New Providence, while the
second home market
demands in Abaco could
cause load increases of 5 -6
Megawatts.

He said the Corporation
was scheduled to hold dis-
cussions on Baha Mar’s
infrastructure and power
generation needs next
week.

Mr Cambridge outlined
for his audience BEC’s
considerations for the
future, which included
optimisation of its existing
assets, the prospects of
renewable energy - espe-
cially waste-to-energy -and
its environmental responsi-
bilities.

General Manager of
BEC, Kevin Basden, urged
customers to continue to
pay their bills on time
despite the new increases,
and to remember to con-
serve energy.

“They can keep the bills
down and help the envi-
ronment,” he said.

BP's Macondo well. "I think
we're in a different place now
than we were on July 12 when
the moratorium was imposed,
where we were still flounder-
ing around trying to cap the
Macondo well and where all
available spill response
resources were being soaked
up by... the spill," Bromwich
said.

"It is highly unlikely the
moratorium will continue
beyond Nov. 30."

Even when the ban is lifted,
drilling won't begin immedi-
ately. Bromwich said Tuesday
"it will be up to industry when
deep-water drilling can resume,
because they will only be able
to resume once they're in com-
pliance with the existing rules"
and the coming mandates.

Weeks

Industry analysts say it could
take weeks — or longer — for
the offshore energy bureau to
sign off on new deep-water well
applications, given the current
slowdown in permitting shal-
low projects that are not
blocked by the moratorium.

Confusion about the scope
of new requirements has held
up some of those approvals.
Bromwich said he hoped to
prevent a repeat whenever the
deep-water drilling ban is lifted.

"We fully understand that
with new rules coming down
the pike, there is the risk of
confusion and uncertainty," he
said.

"And I really don't want that
to extend the point where
drilling can resume."

Bromwich vowed to commu-
nicate new requirements as
clearly as possible and answer
questions from industry.

"We will do our very best
once the rules are out there and
the questions start to flow in to
answer those questions so that

We believe

people have the clarity that
they need ...in order to come
into full compliance,"
Bromwich said.

In other developments Tues-
day:

@ Oil and gas industry lead-
ers were panning the Obama
administration's plan to pay for
improvements at the offshore
energy bureau by more than
doubling inspection fees.
Instead of hiking fees, API
President Jack Gerard said the
administration should consid-
er tapping the billions the
industry sends to the federal
government annually in royal-
ties, bonus bids and taxes. The
White House is now asking for
an additional $66 million — or
$249.9 million total — to over-
haul the government's oversight
of domestic oil and gas devel-
opment.

@ Bromwich said he was
redeploying bureau employees
to work on shallow-water
drilling applications in a bid to
speed up permitting.

He also said he would con-
sider a proposal from industry
advocates to create a tiered
review process for those appli-
cations, with the level of analy-
sis pegged to risk.

@ Bromwich said it appears
that the deep-water drilling
moratorium has not spurred a
mass exodus of rigs from the
Gulf of Mexico — an outcome
predicted by some industry sup-
porters.

"We do have some informa-
tion that we've collected on our
own," Bromwich said, "and
those would seem to support
the media account that only a
couple of rigs have left, and the
bulk of them have stayed."

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Visa: Finance
reform affects 16
pet of revenue

EILEEN AJ CONNELLY,
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK

The part of financial reform
that requires limiting the fees
charged to merchants when cus-
tomers use debit cards will like-
ly effect just a small portion of
Visa Inc. revenue, the payment
processor's finance chief said
Tuesday.

CFO Byron Pollitt said the
provision in the financial regu-
latory overhaul law known as
the Durbin Amendment
appears to mainly target debit
transactions wherein consumers
use personal identification
numbers, or PIN, to verify their
purchases.

"Our view on the legislation
is that this is much more aimed
at PIN debit than signature
debit," he said.

Signature debit involves the
customer signing a receipt for
the transaction, as if using a
credit card.

While Visa has the largest
share of debit in the U.S., PIN-
based transactions are a small
portion of the San Francisco
company's overall business,
Pollitt said. There were 405 mil-
lion debit cards bearing Visa
logos in circulation in the USS.
at the end of March, the latest
date for which that figure has
been disclosed.

Speaking at the Barclay's
Capital Financial Services Con-
ference, Pollitt said U.S.-based
PIN debit transactions repre-
sent about 16 percent of overall
revenue.

That estimate boosted Visa
shares, sending the stock up as
much as 3.8 percent. Shares
then settled back a bit, posting
a gain of $1.64, or 2.5 percent,
to $67.12.

Visa stock has stumbled since
the Durbin Amendment made
it into the financial regulatory
overhaul. Shares reached a 52-
week high of $97.19 on April
27, and closed Monday trading
down 31 percent from that peak
as investors worried about how
much the reforms could hurt
the company.

The company expects to post
revenue between $7.67 billion
to $7.95 billion for 2010, while
Wall Street expects, on aver-
age, $8.02 billion.

STEPHEN BERNARD,
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK

A September rally faltered
on the stock market Tuesday
as worries returned about
Europe's economy.

The Dow Jones industrial
average and the Standard &
Poor's 500 index both closed
with slight losses, breaking a
four-day winning streak. Stocks
are still up strongly this Sep-
tember, a historically weak
month for the market.

Stocks had edged higher for
much of the day following pos-
itive reports on U.S. retail sales
and business inventories, but
retreated in the final 10 min-
utes of trading as investors’
enthusiasm waned.

Disappointing news from
overseas hung over the market
all day. European markets
struggled to end barely higher
after reports that German
investor confidence fell sharply
in September and industrial
production unexpectedly stag-
nated during July in the coun-
tries that use the euro. Stocks in
Tokyo also fell after the yen
touched another 15-year high
against the dollar, which is bad
news for Japanese exporters.

In other signs that investors
remain cautious, gold climbed
to another record and Treasury
prices rose, sending interest
rates lower.

The Dow fell 17.64, or 0.2
percent, to close at 10,526.49
and the S&P 500 lost 0.8 point,
or 0.1 percent, to end at



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The Nasdaq edged up 4.06,
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Signs of modest growth have
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The losses Tuesday for the
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The earlier loss on Sept. 7 was
also triggered about renewed
wotries over Europe after news
reports questioned the health
of European banks.

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after Tuesday's losses the Dow
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tember, but 6.1 percent below
its 2010 high reached on April
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The Commerce Department
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two weeks indicating that the
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slowly than to fall back into
recession.

In another encouraging sign
on the economy, business
inventories jumped in July by
their largest amount in two
years and business sales
rebounded after two months of
declines. The upturn followed
months of weak sales as peo-
ple remain worried about keep-
ing their jobs.

Falling stocks slightly out-

a four-day winning streak



(AP Photo/David Karp)
Traders and specialists work the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange after the start of trading,
Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, in New York. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped nearly 115 points in
early morning trading. Broad indexes also rose more than 1 percent.

paced gaining ones on the New
York Stock Exchange, where
volume was 923 million shares.

Bond prices rose, driving
down interest rates. The yield
on the 10-year Treasury note,
which moves in the opposite
direction as its price, fell to 2.68
percent from 2.75 percent late
Monday. Its yield is used as a
gauge to set interest rates on
mortgages and other consumer
loans.

Gold hit a record earlier in
the day, climbing as high as
$1,276.50 an ounce, before set-
tling at $1,271.70 an ounce.

Macy's rose 60 cents, or 2.9
percent, to $21.65, while J.C.
Penney climbed $1.66, or 7.4
percent, to $23.99. Best Buy
jumped $2.08, or 6 percent, to
$36.73.



MAE ANDERSON,
AP Retail Writer
NEW YORK

Growth in Best Buy Co.'s expanding cell phone
business helped the electronics retailer's second-
quarter net income jump 60 percent, the compa-
ny said Tuesday.

Best Buy sounded an optimistic note about
the holiday season and raised its guidance for
the year. Its shares rose 6 percent.

CEO Brian Dunn said shoppers are still "high-
ly selective" in their spending.

"We believe, however, that this will change in
our favor over the back half of the year," he
said. "Customers traditionally rotate their spend-
ing to our categories during the holiday shop-
ping season and a strong lineup of products com-
ing across the board reinforces our confidence.”

In the three months ended Aug. 28, revenue in
stores open at least fourteen months edged down
0.1 percent and sales of flat-screen TVs continued
to be weak. But that was offset by strength at
Best Buy Mobile, which Best Buy has aggres-
sively expanding. Best Buy Mobile is "the single
biggest driver of profit growth for us this year,"
said Dunn. As smart phone sales increase, cus-
tomers have been buying more accessories, ser-
vices and protection plans, the company said.

So far this fiscal year, 34 Best Buy Mobile
stores have opened for a total of 110. At least 50
more are to open by the end of the year, includ-
ing 11 this month. There also are 1100 Mobile
areas within regular Best Buy stores.

Second quarter net income rose to $254 mil-
lion, or 60 cents per share. That compares with
$158 million, or 37 cents per share, last year.

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, on aver-



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age, predicted net income of 44 cents per share.

Revenue rose 3 percent to $11.34 billion, from
$11.02 billion last year.

Sales of TVs, video game consoles, video
games, music and movies fell. TVs have been a
weak spot for electronics sellers as price declines,
which drive new purchases, are less dramatic
than in the past. Domestic revenue rose 3 percent
to $11.3 billion while international revenue rose
6 percent to $2.9 billion.

Best Buy said its domestic market share fell
slightly during the quarter because a shortage
of Apple Inc.'s iPads during the early days after
its release plus continued weakness in entertain-
ment software and fewer home theater sales.

However, Best Buy said it expects its market
share to rise for the full fiscal year.

Looking forward to the holidays, Dunn said the
company will shift space in stores to better per-
forming items. CD and DVD sections will shrink
to give more room to mobile products, electron-
ic readers, gaming products, and tablets like the
iPad. Dunn said he expects 3-D gaming will be
big for the holidays, which could in turn drive
demand for 3-D televisions.

"We think Best Buy's customer-centric model
and focused product offering will support market
share gains this holiday season," said Standard &
Poor's analyst Michael Souers.

Best Buy now expects full-year net income of
$3.70 per share, up from $3.55. That includes a
benefit of 10 cents per share because of share
repurchases. Analysts expect $3.36 per share.

The company expects full year revenue to
grow 5 percent to $52 billion. Analysts expect
$52.03 billion. Shares rose $2.08 to $36.73. The
stock has traded between $30.90 and $48.83 dur-
ing the past year.

Boeing says trade ruling no case for negotiation

FRANK JORDANS,
Associated Press Writer
GENEVA

The Boeing Co. rejected sug-
gestions Tuesday that an immi-
nent ruling by the world's top
trade court on allegations the
Chicago plane maker received
billions in illegal subsidies
should be tied to a similar case
against its biggest rival Airbus.

The European company
claims Boeing's case before the
World Trade Organization is
key to resolving a wider dispute
over government aid to aircraft

manufacturers. Airbus itself
was found by the Geneva tri-
bunal to have gained an unfair
advantage through billions
worth of low-interest loans,
infrastructure provisions, and
research and development
grants.

"The two cases are com-
pletely separate and deal with
very specific issues,” said Ted
Austell, vice president trade
policy at Boeing.

"The WTO ruled very clear-
ly at the end of June that all
government money provided to
Airbus for development of new

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aircraft was an illegal subsidy
and must stop,” he said. "That
debate is over and it is time for
compliance.”

"Should the WTO find
against U.S. practices, Boeing is
prepared to accept compliance
with the ruling.”

The WTO's confidential
interim ruling, which will be
handed to U.S. and European
Union trade officials Wednes-
day, marks Europe's fight back
against Washington's complaint
over Airbus.

The EU claims Boeing
receives billions in backdoor
subsidies through NASA and
US. Defense Department con-
tracts, and from preferential tax
treatment in Washington state.

European officials have indi-
cated that they would prefer
the two cases be resolved
through negotiation, particu-
larly as the six-year dispute has
allowed smaller rivals from Chi-
na, Brazil, Canada and Russia
to gain ground at the expense
of the big two.

"Only with two reports on
the table will there be a win-
dow for a balanced discussion,
which will be the only way out
of this destructive and anachro-
nistic dispute," said Airbus
spokeswoman Maggie Bergs-
ma.

Irrespective of the wider bat-
tle over government aid to air-
craft makers, Wednesday's rul-
ing will have implications for
how Boeing and its suppliers
fund and launch new planes,
said David Pritchard, a trade
specialist at the University at
Buffalo.

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LONDON — Europe got further evidence that its unexpectedly
strong economic recovery is slowing, with the news that Germany
investor confidence fell sharply in September and industrial pro-
duction in the eurozone unexpectedly stagnated during July.

The twin pieces of economic data have reinforced the view that
the 16-nation eurozone economy, which grew by a quarterly rate
of 1 percent in the second quarter of the year — equivalent to an
annualized rate of over 4 percent — is coming off the boil in the
wake of faltering economic growth in the US.

Better-than-expected retail sales data in the U.S. gave a bit of
support to stocks in Europe, however, and Germany's DAX rose
0.2 percent, the CAC-40 in France ended 0.2 percent higher while
the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares ended almost
unchanged.

SHANGHAT — China's currency advanced to a fresh high
against the U.S. dollar for the third straight trading day as U'S. law-
makers prepared for hearings this week on Beijing's foreign
exchange policies.

China's leaders routinely shrug off complaints that the tightly reg-
ulated yuan is undervalued, giving the country's exporters an arti-
ficial advantage over U.S. manufacturers. But the crescendo of crit-
icism over the issue in Washington as November elections approach
appears to be encouraging Beijing to move a bit faster on allowing
the yuan to gain in value.

Shanghai's benchmark stock index eked out a marginal increase
of less than 0.1 percent.

VIENNA — OPEC is "comfortable" with current oil prices
and does not want to "rock the boat" as the world recovers from
its worst recession in decades, the group's secretary general said,
while acknowledging that the group faces abundant challenges in
atapidly changing market.

The assurance by Abdalla El-Badri reflects the sense of caution
that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries as it
looks to balance an oil market still feeling the effects of the glob-
al economic meltdown.

El-Badri said that a change both in prices and production quo-
tas this year depends on "circumstances." But he declined to com-
ment directly on what OPEC members would do at their meeting
a month from now. The group has left its output quotas unchanged
since December 2008.

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan may have
fended off a challenge from a powerful politician in his own party,
but now he faces the more daunting task of reviving an economy
that has sputtered under five premiers over the past four years.

Kan, who took office just three months ago, vowed to use the vic-
tory over Ichiro Ozawa to push ahead with efforts to cap spending,
create jobs and build unity within the often fractious ruling Demo-
cratic Party of Japan.

Experts said that Kan must now prove himself capable of tack-
ling several serious challenges including diplomatic friction with
China and the United States, an emboldened opposition and a fast-
rising yen that is threatening to stall Japanese exports.

The yen hit a fresh 15-year high versus the dollar below 83 yen,
and Japan's Nikkei closed 0.2 percent lower.

LONDON — Higher prices for clothes and plane tickets helped
keep Britain's inflation rate at 3.1 percent in August, the ninth
straight month it has stayed above the official target of 2 percent.

BUCHAREST, Romania — A union leader says more than
30,000 public sector workers in Romania will go on strike over wage
cuts.

ATHENS, Greece — Greece raised euro1.17 billion ($1.5 bil-
lion) in an oversubscribed sale of 26-week treasury bills, in the first
of a regular monthly debt issue as Greece tests the market's
appetite for buying Greek debt.

DUBLIN — Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's down-
graded its outlook for Bank of Ireland from stable to negative, cit-
ing the weak Irish economy and heavy state supports.

HAVANA — Cuba's communist leaders have already deter-
mined what soon-to-be-dismissed workers should do after they get
pink slips in sweeping government layoffs. They detailed a plan for
workers to raise rabbits, paint buildings, make bricks, collect
garbage and pilot ferries across Havana's bay.

Many of the 500,000 workers tossed from state jobs into the mar-
ketplace could see their new enterprises fail within a year, officials
acknowledge. Cuba will cut the state employees by March 2011 and
help them get work in the private sector, in the most sweeping
reforms instituted since President Raul Castro took over from
his brother in 2008. SEE STORY ON PAGES 6 and 7

BERLIN — Germany's finance minister told parliament that the
country's efforts to reduce the deficit, which include sharp spend-
ing cuts and taxes hikes, are necessary to avoid a repeat of the euro-
zone's debt crisis.

O AP briefs

Australian Bank gives up $12B bid for insurer AXA

National Australia Bank Ltd. has pulled out of its bid to buy
insurer AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Ltd. after Australian antitrust
regulators blocked the $12 billion deal for the second time since
April. NAB, as the Australian bank is known, said in March that
it would buy AXA Asia Pacific, retain the New Zealand and Aus-
tralian businesses and sell the Asian business back to the parent
company, Paris based AXA. The bid was in direct competition with
a rival offer from AMP Ltd.

But the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
has opposed NAB's deal on grounds it would slash competition in
the retail investment platform market. The market is dominated by
NAB, Westpac and Macquarie Group.

NAB had sought to sell AXA APH's North wealth net platform
to IOOF Holdings Ltd. to appease the regulator, but the effort was
not enough to convince regulators.

Airline conference coming to Vegas in 2013

LAS VEGAS — Tourism officials in Las Vegas have approved
a deal to bring a big airline industry conference to the United
States for the first time in 2013.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority on Tues-
day unanimously approved spending $2.2 million to bring the
World Route Development Forum to town.

The conference owned by England-based UBM Aviation is
billed as the world's largest air transportation show, attracting
some 3,000 transit officials.

AM | What to do when

your car

reaches 100,000 miles

MELISSA RAYWORTH,
For The Associated Press

t was once a huge red

flag: When a car's

odometer would hit

100,000 miles, "it was
almost a magic threshold that
meant the car was probably
worn out,” says Kay Wynter,
who runs an auto service center
in Fort Myers, Fla., with her
husband, Terry.

But thanks to improvements
in car design and maintenance,
the milestone of 100,000 miles
now means something very dif-
ferent. Although some cars are
ready for trade-in at that
threshold, many others can
travel twice as far without
major repairs.

What allows one car to pass
the 100,000-mile barrier with
few repair bills, while another is
ready for the junkyard? It's all
about preventive medicine.

"It's just like when you get
to be 70 and everyone tells you
the same thing: Exercise, eat
right, take care of yourself,"
says Lauren Fix, author of
"Lauren Fix's Guide to Loving
Your Car" (St. Martin's Griffin,
2008). Feeding your car the
right things and taking it for
regular checkups will make all
the difference.

OPEN THE BOOK

The key to keeping your car
running smoothly is probably
tucked at the bottom of your
glove compartment, under the
spare napkins and ketchup
packets. It's the owner's manu-
al, which most people ignore at
their peril. "There is a schedule
in the manual that runs well
over 100,000 miles," says Fix,
and it lists when to replace parts
likely to be wearing out. The
list will vary for different cars,
so check yours and follow it.

Newer cars may have the
maintenance schedule built into
an internal computer. A blink-
ing light or a beep will
announce that it's time to
replace certain parts, says
autoeducation.com founder
Kevin Schappell.

"Things like the water pump
and timing belt should be
changed before you notice a
problem," Schappell says.
Replacing them won't be huge-
ly expensive, but "if that belt
breaks, it can cause internal
damage to the engine, or if the
water pump fails, you can over-
heat the engine and warp the
cylinder head."

That's when things get
expensive. "Typically, around
100,000 or 120,000 miles there
are some major preventative
maintenance things that need
to be done," Schappell says, so
it's a great time to catch up if
you've been lax until now.

GET FLUENT ABOUT FLUIDS

The liquids that go into your
car (gas, oil, brake fluid, power
steering fluid, etc.) are crucial to
its survival. To extend the life of



AP Photo/Mike Musielki, FILE

MILES AHEAD: This Jan. 28, 2006 file photo shows an odometer
reading 203,415 miles. In the 1970s, most experts considered
100,000 miles to be the benchmark of longevity. Typical pas-
senger cars now surpass 150,000 miles, while most pickups,
sport utility vehicles and vans cross the 180,000-mile barrier.

your car beyond 100,000 miles,
these experts suggest frequent
oil changes and fluid checks
done at dealerships or full-ser-
vice auto centers. The staff at a
quick-change lube shop, Fix
says, isn't likely to have exten-
sive training. Often, "they don't
have experience," she says, "so
they'll top off long-life fluid
with non-long-life or they'll put
power-steering fluid where the
brake fluid ought to be.”

These mistakes cause dam-
age, but the car owner doesn't
realize it until well after the dis-
count oil-change was done.

In choosing oil, Fix advises
buying full synthetics. They
"actually will lube the engine
better. It's designed for longer
life. There are less emissions,
so it's greener. There's slightly
better fuel economy and bet-
ter performance," she says.
"There are no negatives except
it costs a little more."

Whichever oil you choose,
Schappell says, be consistent
over time. That way you won't
mix synthetics and blends,
which can cause problems.

Gas also matters: Different
cars benefit from different
types, so check your manual.
"For a Honda which runs real-
ly hot because of the compres-
sion, if it says run premium,
then run premium,” Fix says.
"But if it says there's no benefit
from premium gas,” you don't
need it.

FIND THE RIGHT SHOP

"Do your research," says
Terry Wynter, and choose the
best people to extend the life
of your car. Ask friends and
neighbors, and search online
for reviews of repair shops.

Once you've chosen one, get
to know the staff and ask ques-
tions. “Consumers are smarter
now than ever before" about
their cars, Wynter says, but
many still are uncomfortable
asking for details about work
that needs to be done.

Sticking with your car's deal-
er can be a safe choice, because
the staff will be trained to work
on your car. But over the life of
a high-mileage car, regular
maintenance at a dealership can
get pricey.

"Rates at an independent
shop may be about $40 to $50
an hour," Schappell says, "but
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widely depending on the brand
of car. Parts for some vehicles,
including exotic cars and some
German models, can be hard
to get, driving up their cost.
That can be a reason to trade in
a car just before the 100,000-
mile threshold.

At 100,000 miles, Fix says,
"it is out of warranty and
you've got to consider that."

When you do replace parts,
there are ways to save money:
"A quick oil-change place will
charge you $50 for an $18 air
filter," she says, because you're
mainly paying for labor.

But an auto-parts store will
charge you only the $18 price
tag, she says, and "you can buy
it and say, I don't know how to

put this on. They'll do it as a
courtesy."

THE TYPE OF MILES MATTER

It may seem surprising, but
highway driving puts less stress
on a car that tooling around
locally. It requires less quick
braking and acceleration, and
moisture under the hood has a
chance to evaporate.

"Cars that do a lot of short
trips will require exhaust work
a lot sooner than car that trav-
els on the highway a lot,"
Schappell says. Fix agrees: With
local driving, "if you sit in rush
hour traffic, tow a trailer, idle
outside a school, drive on dusty
roads, that's considered severe
duty."

Local driving in colder cli-
mates can also cause buildup
of ice and snow under the car,
which may contain corrosive
chemicals. Fix suggests hosing it
off on slightly warmer days. She
also suggests waxing your car
regularly. Sound like a lot of
work to keep a car zooming
along past 100,000 miles?

"It's your second most
expensive investment. You
want to take care of it," says
Fix. "With your home, some-
thing needs fixing and you get
on it,” she says. "With your car,
especially one with a lot of
miles you have to get on it right
away too."

These small investments will
add years to the life of your car.

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Document charts Cuba's

ANDREA

RODRIGUEZ, Associated
Press Writers

PAUL HAVEN, Associated
Press Writers

HAVANA

n internal
Communist
Party docu-
ment envisions
a radically revamped Cuban
economy, with a new tax code,
freshly legalized private coop-
eratives and a state payroll no
longer shackled by the need to
support at least a half-million
idle or unproductive workers.
The document — obtained
Tuesday by The Associated
Press — also offers a cold dose
of reality for those who think
reforming one of the last bas-
tions of Soviet-style commu-
nism will be easy: It warns that
many of the new businesses will
be shuttered within a year.
The 26-page document flesh-
es out some of the details of
sweeping layoffs of 500,000
workers by March 2011 that
Cuba announced Monday in
the most dramatic reform insti-
tuted since President Raul Cas-
tro took over from his ailing
brother, Fidel, in 2008.
Workers at the ministries of
sugar, tourism and agriculture
will be let go first — and some
layoffs at those entities already



TALKING ECONOMICS: In this photo made available by the Cuban Government’s National Information
Agency, AIN, Cuba’s leader Fidel Castro, left, and Cuba’s journalist and biographer Katiuska Blanco, attend
the presentation of Castro’s new book La Contra Ofensiva Estrategica, or The Strategic Counter Offensive,
at Havana’s University on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. Fidel Castro said Friday his comments about the Cuban
economic model no longer working were misinterpreted by a visiting American journalist, taking back an

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BUSINESS

began in July, it said. The last in
line for cutbacks include the
Civil Aviation sector and the
Ministry of Social Services —
the very agency charged with
overseeing the layoffs.

No government sector
appears to go untouched, with
cuts slated for Cuba's vaunted
athletics program — long
favored under sports-crazy
Fidel Castro since the early
days of his 1959 revolution —
and even its Health and Edu-
cation Ministries.

Taken together, the plan rep-
resents the largest shift to pri-
vate enterprise since the early
1990s, when the collapse of the

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admission that had caused a stir around the globe.

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(4) of the International Business Companies Act, (No.
45 of 2000), RESSELY COMPANY INC. is in disso-
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be contacted at 00571-6172029, jsarmiento@valorem.co
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are required to send their names, addresses and particu-
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(AP Photo/AIN, Omara Garcia)

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to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
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thereof to the undersigned c/o P.O. Box N-624,
Nassau, Bahamas on or before 8th day of October,
A.D.,2010. Indefaultthereofthey will be excluded from
the benefit of any distribution made by the Liquidator.

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

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

NOTICE

EXXONMOBIL EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION
QATAR (BLOCK TWO) LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

EXXONMOBIL EXPLORATION AND
PRODUCTION QATAR (BLOCK TWO) LIMITED
is in dissolution under the provisions of the
International Business Companies Act 2000.

The dissolution of the said Company commenced
on the 13th day of September, 2010 when its
Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the Registrar General.

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

Dated the 13th day of September, 2010.
HARRY B. SANDS,

LOBOSKY MANAGEMENTCO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company



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path to economic reform



(AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)
FOCUSED: Manuel Cardenas repairs shoes in La Habanera state-
run workshop in Havana, Cuba, Monday Sept. 13, 2010.

FROM page 6B

Soviet Union forced cash-strapped Cuba to legalize the USS. dol-
lar and allow people to open private restaurants and small veg-
etable stands. Many of those reforms were rolled back once the
severe economic crisis eased. It was Fidel Castro himself who led
the effort to scale back those reforms — and now his brother is in
charge. Indeed, analysts said the tone of this week's announcement
is entirely different, signaling that the changes are here to stay.

“When they expanded self-employment in the 1990s, it was to get
out of a crisis, and officials really didn't want to talk about it," said
Phil Peters, a Cuba specialist at the Lexington Institute near Wash-
ington. "But here, Raul Castro has decided that the government
and its enterprises have to shed a large number of employees,
and so this shift to the private sector is to achieve one of his strate-
gic objectives."

The document obtained by AP — which is dated Aug. 24 and
laid out like a PowerPoint presentation with bullet points and
large headlines — said many laid-off workers will be urged to
form private cooperatives. Others will be pushed into jobs at for-
eign-run companies and joint ventures. Still more will need to set
up small business — particularly in the areas of transportation, food
and house rental. It even explained what to look for when decid-
ing whom to lay off. Those whose pay is not in line with their low
productivity and those who lack discipline or are not interested in
work will go first. It said some dismissed workers should be offered
jobs in the public sector.

The plan hints at higher wages for the best workers — something
Raul Castro has been promising for years — but said, "It is not pos-
sible to reform salaries in the current situation.”

The outline includes a long list of "ideas for cooperatives,"
including raising animals and growing vegetables, construction
jobs, driving a taxi and repairing automobiles — even making
sweets and dried fruit. But it warned that many of the fledgling
businesses won't get off the ground because laid-off workers often
lack the experience, skill or initiative to make it on their own.

"Many of them could fail within a year,” the document said, with-
out outlining what to do with people whose enterprises go under.

The reforms received a lukewarm response from Washington,
with a State Department spokesman noting the U‘S. is also inter-
ested in seeing political change on the island.

"Opening the Cuban system — economically and politically —
is clearly in the interest of the Cuban people," State Department
spokesman Charles Luoma-Overstreet told AP. "If these changes
in fact provide for more space for individual Cuban entrepre-
neurs and businesses to operate, that would be positive."

Already, 823,000 Cubans work in the private sector, including
about 144,000 that work for themselves legally. The state still
employs the other 84 percent of the 5.1 million-member work
force. Those statistics don't include an unknown number of Cubans
working quietly on the black market, who pay no tax on what
they earn. In a country where doctors and scientists make only
slightly more than the national average monthly salary of $20, it is
not uncommon to see surgeons driving illegal taxis in their spare



(AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

LINING UP: Government employees line up to enter a state-run bus after work in Old Havana, Cuba, Monday Sept. 13, 2010.



(AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)
STATE OF ACTIVITY: Workers repair shoes in ‘La Habanera’ state owned workshop in Havana, Cuba, Monday, 13, 2010. Raul Castro’s gov-
ernment announced Monday it will cast off at least half a million state employees by mid-2011 and reduce restrictions on private enterprise

time. The internal document refers to a "new tax system” that will
be "more personalized and more rigorous." It says taxes will be col-
lected on wages, sales, social security payments to retirees and on

small businesses that employ people.

The payroll tax is particularly striking, as it envisions some
Cubans getting rich off the labor of their compatriots, a major
departure for a government that long said it was marching toward
an egalitarian utopia. Some doubt the change can be pulled off.

Oscar Espinosa Chepe, a state-trained economist who is now an
anti-communist dissident, said the changes are long overdue. But
he worried that the government would not create an environment
conducive to private enterprise and instead would try to mandate
free enterprise from above.

"If they are going to start cooperatives, they need to let people
make their own decisions, without imposing anything on them,” he
said. "The cooperatives need to be real initiatives of those doing the
producing, not created from on high."

Peters, who has long favored expanded cooperation with Cuba,
acknowledged the challenges, but said he had no doubt the gov-
ernment would follow through. "These are serious changes that are
going to expand the private sector in Cuba and improve the wel-
fare of many thousands of Cuban families as they engage in entre-
preneurship,” he said. "There are going to be zigs and zags
because it is a big change, but it is clearly a move toward a much
larger private sector inside a socialist economy."

Euridis Rivero, 34, who makes a living selling pizza and ham
sandwiches from his private stand in Havana, could be a vision of
Cuba's future. He pays 315 Cuban pesos ($15) a month in taxes,
and keeps any other profits for himself. Rivero said the sweeping
changes announced Monday are good, but that many who have
grown accustomed to a steady state paycheck will have trouble
adjusting.

"People are worried," he said. "They like working for the state,
but the state can't afford to pay them."

NOTICE is hereby given that MAXENE BAZILE of Mackey
St., P.O. BOX N-272, 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 8'*day of September, 2010 to the Minister
responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-

7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LASHANDA LAREAL ALBURY
of CLARIDGE ROAD, P.O. BOX SB-50807, 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 8'" day of September, 2010 to the Minister responsible
for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

to help them find new jobs.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MARIO BOUVIERE
LAGREDELLE PETERSON of WEST LAVADA BEND,
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 8" day of September, 2010 to the Minister responsible
for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.







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INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, RHONDA L.C. HULL of
45 Great Abaco Club in the Township of Marsh Harbour
in the Island of Abaco, Bahamas, intend to change my
infant daughter’s name from ERINLEE ROMALDA HULL
to ERINLEE ROMALDA SANDS. If there are any objections
to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write
such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, PRO.Box
N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (80) days after the
date of publication of this notice.

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- he first thing to take
: into account when din-
‘ ning at a restaurant is
~ * P the service. A restaurant can
. have the best chef on the
7 } island cooking the best food,
ee _— ait tn 1 : \ iy } )._ but if the service is not par
A rae . * ‘ —\ e \ » excellence there is no reason
f a _— a to partronise that particular
i ' establishment.
~ The food must be well pre-
a 4 pared, which means the food
ya must not only be delicious but it
should also be presented in an
excellent manner and the
ambiance must be one that is
comfortable, Nelly’s Dell is all
that and more!

Horatio Smith, the new man-
ager and owner of Nelly’s Deli
was excited when he spoke to Tri-
bune Taste about booming busi-
ness at the deli, “ Business has
been good and we are still adver-
tising, we did well. Once we
opened up our doors, we were
immediately busy,” he said.

“We also offer Christmas par-
ties as well as office parties. We
just want to be able to provide for
the community. We have not
started delivery service as yet but
it is something we want to do,” he
said.

Mr Smith told Tribune Taste
+ af . 1 that their intentions is for Nelly’s

at - Deli to be a place where it’s “chill
, and cool” and patrons can feel
: free to sit, relax and read a book

‘ if they want.

: He explained that during his
first week the staff had to be dou-
ef bled, the business was so good,
Lah) the line was actually out of the



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there is nothing that separates
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coming to us, except for good ser-
vice,” he said.

The deli is decorated with fea-
tured paintings from local artist, “
we are going to feature new artist



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ust a few images of what, we the
Bahamas, looked like 40...50...60
years in the past.

BY ROLAND ROSE

The nightclubs of the Nassau in the 50’s and
60’s were not just for tourists. Bahamians from
all walks of life enjoyed the entertainment.



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Adderley
brings a bold
new approach
to media and
broadcasting

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By ALESHA CADET
Tribune Feature s Writer



Adderley also known as The
"PrezidentialWun” is recognised
for his "powerhouse of possibilities”.

He brings a bold, hybrid approach to media con-
cepts, broadcasting, art, music and the ever highly
scrutinised "freestyle" form of expression.

Although just 22, he has already worked as a
trainer at Body Zone Gym, waited tables at the
Baccarat Restaurant at Sandals Royal Bahamian
Resort for a 14-month period and had a year-long
stint as a guest services agent at Kerzner Interna-
tional's Atlantis Resort.

At sixteen Chris pinched his pennies by saving
lunch money and working odd jobs to buy his
own car.

“I must say, I guess his mobility wasn't only
upward from a young age, but literally horizon-
tally east to west on the busy streets of Nassau
experiencing the bustling hustle and digging a clear
path to his own little groove," said Tuesday White,
his manager.

According to Ms White, Chris' take on art and
culture is definitely second nature. “Made in the
‘80's he has all the qualities of a generation y baby
(1980 - 1990); "smart mouth", quirky style, street
smarts.

“He couples all of this with an ambitious, positive
outlook on life to give you a well-rounded Nassau
born young man with the savvy and swagger of a
gentleman years his senior. Chris has been willing
to experiment and take risks artistically from the
very beginning,” she said.

"In his Queen's College days, he amazed a tal-
ent show audience, along with a few other class-
mates, with an elaborate performance of Dr Dre's
“Guilty Conscience" - and thus embarked on the
journey into the world of music and the art of
“freestyle” expression.

Christ went on to build momentum and cultivate
his wild-fire talents in 2006 when he joined the
cast of the hilarious and highly favored comedy
show "Da S.P.O.T." created by Thought Katcher,"
she added.

This flow continued into 2007 where Chris max-
imised on his popularity to entertain night-lifers by
hosting the "Satisfaction Series"; a group of parties
targeting the urban social scene with four events
from May to August of that year.

Chris' journey to achieve greatness continued

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in 2008 when he followed up with the "The Inau-
guration" at Plush on East Bay Street; another
very well-attended, crowd pleasing event. In
October 2008, he then joined well-known
writer and tv personality Nadine
Thomas-Brown to co-host Roots &
Culture TV, a show locally aired on
Cable 12.

His very first interviews, filmed at
Nygard Cay with the ever-charis-
matic CEO of Tempo Networks,
Frederick Morton Jr was just the
stellar experience that Chris need-
ed to know that he was definitely
in television to stay. In 2009, he
began lending his voice as talent
in radio commercials for BTC
and Fidelity Bank.

Ms White said: " The list
goes on and on and on to big-
ger and betters things that
seem to fall in his lap at times,
but upon reflection they are bene-
fits reaped after years of taking
chances and nurturing his home
grown goodness."

“ He's got. projects in the
works for 2010 that will re-define
Bahamian culture, art, and
music with a "surge". Look, lis-
ten, and be ready for it!" she
said.

On any given Wednesday
you will find Chris himself
hosting the event "Express
‘Yourself "at The Hub for a
crowd of eager listeners and
weekly artistic faithful.

Ms White told Tribune
Entertainment that it's been
more than a year since Chris
started to draw curious minds
and needy ears to this Open
Mic emporium of tormented minds and lyrical
tongues. He previously hosted Tom Brown Media's
“Express Yourself" open mic show at Da Bridge
Bar and Grill on East Bay Street.

The creative young man plans to continue with
the show under Prezidential Promotions with the
new name "MIC CHECK 1,2,4.2". The show fea-
tures live performances weekly by Bahamian enter-
tainers well known for their original songs and
poetry, dance and other artistic expressions.
Each week the show also features new artists
with their renditions of old favorites and creative



















Local author to launch Glassidor a

science fiction hook set in The Bahamas

















BOLD: Christopher Adderley also known as The “PrezidentialWun".

new pieces.

Hitting the stage this week and the weeks to fol-
low are performers such as Bigga T and Dosa, Sin-
cere (Poet), Chief Connection, Baygon, Shariff and
comedian Erin Greene, etc.

The show is sponsored by Skyy High Spirits, fea-
turing brands like Conjure Cognac, Molly's Irish
Cream and Imperial Vodka, showtime is 9pm.
Artists can feel free to log on to Facebook and
search "MIC CHECK 1,2,4,2" for more informa-
tion on the show and how to get on the list of per-
formers.







’s children. Dee, a space nomad,
arrives on this blue planet in 1620
AD to recover a lost artifact sent
there by her ancestors 74 million
years earlier. Dee’s mission proves
easier said than done and is com-
plicated by a galactic war that is rag-
ing light-years away. The threat is
mounting, and if this war is lost, a

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Set
in the backdrop of the beautiful
Bahamas, Glassidor is a fast paced
science fiction adventure. It is the
story of a mother’s love, duty, and
devotion, in her protection of Earth-
’s children. Dee, a space nomad,
arrives on this blue planet in 1620
AD to recover a lost artifact sent
there by her ancestors 74 million
years earlier.

Glassidor was written by Lewis
Walmsley, who was born, raised and
educated in England. He immigrat-
ed to Toronto Canada in 1974
where he spent 34 years in the auto-
motive machining industry. He
moved to Freeport in 2008 where
he lives with his fiancée Katherine.

Sept 15 and18
Bahamas Rowing &
Skulling Federation’s

Inaugural Meetings

¢ The general public and espe-
cially rowing, skulling and kayak-
ing enthusiasts are invited to two
inaugural meetings of the newly-
formed Bahamas Rowing and
Skulling Federation. Agenda is
open and includes all topics
exploring possibilities for rowing,
skulling and kayaking in the
Bahamas. Come and meet other
fans, share your ideas and help us
form a plan.

These sports take place on lakes,
rivers and the ocean. Several
ocean rowing world records have
been held and broken in the
Bahamas! Come to the Sheraton

Glassidor is his first fiction with a
second work almost complete.

A public book launch will take
place on Saturday, October 2nd at
the Ruby Swiss Restaurant at
6.30pm which will feature readings
from characters of the book and
other surprises...

“Since being here the islanders
have been so kind to Katherine and
I so we wanted to give something
back,” said Mr Walmsley.

“Living here in Freeport is a
dream come true, I love the laid
back lifestyle, and the friendly Chris-
tian people. I like to think of myself
as a story teller rather than a writer
as Iam no Hemingway. When writ-
ing Glassidor and my second book,

lobby (upstairs), Cable Beach,
Nassau on Wednesday Sept 15 at
7pm and on Saturday Sept 18 from
9 am and 12 pm RSVP at: 376-7081
or email:
bahamasrowing@gmail.com

Sept 18 -

Bob Marley: Man,
Myth and Music:

Jung Society Dinner

Presentation

¢ The Jung Society of Nassau
invites the public to a special din-
ner presentation on Bob Marley:
Man, Myth and Music. Dr Rick
Overman examines the archetypes
manifested in Marley's life and
music and what his powerfully
emotional image carries for the
collective psyche.

I purposely wove The Bahamas into
the story lines with the hope that
someday the tales will become
movies and so bring worldwide
attention to this beleaguered island
of Grand Bahama. I see its past
splendor, and hope that in some way
my fictions might create a ground
swell to put the “Grand” back in
Grand Bahama,” says Mr Walmsley.

Synopsis

Set in the backdrop of the beau-
tiful Bahamas with such places at
Lucayan National Park, Ben’s Cave,
and even the British Colonial Hilton
hotel, Glassidor is a fast paced sci-
ence fiction adventure. It is the sto-
ry of a mother’s love, duty, and
devotion, in her protection of Earth-

Dr Overman is a Florida-
licensed psychologist. He received
his Diploma in Analytical Psychol-
ogy from the Inter-Regional Soci-
ety of Jungian Analysts, and his
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
from the Illinois School of Profes-
sional Psychology and his Master's
Degree in Religious Studies from
Indiana University. The event will
be held at 6pm at the Marley
Resort & Spa. Dress is upscale
casual. Tickets: $75 ($150 VIP),
available at Marley Resort, Logos
Bookstore and Unity Center of
Light or by calling 328-6523.

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New artist left
introduces himself
to the local

music industry

By JEFFARAH GIBSON
Tribune Features Writer

ANEW generation of artists has
emerged who seek to revoluntize
the music industry both locally and
internationally. They have blend-
ed their talents into a variety of
genres not traditionally heard, but
which have become a breath of
fresh air in the musical world.

Travis “‘TEFF’ Johnson is one of
those artists who are contributing
to this revolution. With his dual
ethnicity he has fused both the
genre of his roots, and the genre of
his place of birth in his music. And
for the first time he is introducing
himself and this new style of music
to the Bahamas, the Caribbean,
and the rest of the world.

The new genre which he calls
reg/hop intertwines the rhythms
of both reggae and hip hop.

“I was born in Philadelphia and
I was raised in Jamaica. So I decid-
ed to stay true to who I am
because as a musician you must
know where you come from to
know where you are going,” the
artist told Tribune Entertainment.

“T love reggae and I love hip hop
and so instead of sticking to one
genre we decided to fuse the two
together and it sounded really
good and I haven’t got a bad
review,” he said.

Because reggae is viewed by
some people as negative, and sex-
ually suggestive, especially with
onslaught of the more flamboyant
artists, Teff said he wants to dimin-
ish the negative connotation usu-
ally associated with reggae music.

“Some people are not attracted
to reggae music because it is hard
to understand. What I am trying
to do is give reggae music a little
more substance and make it more
understandable and I am trying to
make the non listeners of reggae
music love it,” he said.

Currently’ TEFF’s music has
been surfacing on television and
radio stations in the USA, UK,
and Jamaica.

TEFF’s unique versatility has
been compared to that of Hip pop
icon “Kanye West” with a reggae
and African flair. As an artist, his
flows are both lyrical and substan-
tial which is the reason why pro-
moters and show coordinators
alike could not help but open their
doors for the young artist to per-
form his single “Top Top” and
“Hop Up”.

TEFF is doing it like all the
artists trying to get their foot into
the music industry. He has recent-

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Speaking about his past
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Smith said: “ I did weddings
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for about a year, I always
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rant and when the opportu-
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He added: “ I wanted
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For the upcoming holiday
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days.”

Nelly’s is in a very conve-
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The Nelly’s Continental
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ly released a mixtape and is
about to release his first
album “Youngest Veteran”.

During his performance
at the KipRich Show last
year, TEFF showed the
audience his great skills in
musicianship and made a
statement that he is indeed a
force to be reckoned with.

TEFF has also performed
with some of the most cre-
ative and talented artists in
both the Reggae and Hip
Hop industry today. Artists
such as KipRich, Marlon
Asher, Richie Spice, Aido-
nia, Jr Demus, Hollow Point
and the king of the dance-
hall-Beenie Man. His expan-
sive talents and humble
nature has caused him to
gain the respect of veterans
in the music industry who
all admire his music.

Music has always been a
comforter to the artist. At
the age of 11, he turned to
music as an outlet to ease
the pain of his parents’
divorce. It became a solemn
interest forcing his peers to
acknowledge his outstand-
ing talent.

Both his mother and idol,
Bob Marley, had an influ-
ence on his music. He also
allows world experiences,
social ills and political
entrapments to fuel is voice.

“T make music that
inspires people to enjoy life,
not to stress about what they
do not have in life or to go
out and take someone else’s,
Music is life. It’s the voice
of the world, so I compose
music for both the young
and mature to listen, learn
and enjoy for years to
come,” he said.

TEFF will continue on his
press tour to other parts of
the Caribbean.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010

By JEFFARAH GIBSON
Tribune Features Writer

he Carifringe Festival- a
| cross section of the arts
and culture is loosely

based on the Caribbean cultural
event Carifesta and will cele-

brate the arts in the Bahamas. It e e
is a multidisciplinary event that

is composed of a wide range of | |
activities including theatrical

productions, concerts, art exhi-
bitions, literary readings, social
gatherings, workshops, discus-
sions, parties and craft markets
from a variety of creative com-
munities locally and regionally.

Art enthusiasts will see the return of
the play series Shakespeare in Paradise,
as well as other theatrical productions.
They will also see the works of talented
Bahamian designers at the Islands of
the World Fashion week.

Additionally local art galleries such as
Doongalik Studios, The Hub Gallery,
Popopstudios Centre for the Visual
Arts New Providence Art & Antiques,
have also collaborated with Carifringe
to present this one of a kind art expe-
rience.

Individuals interested in breaking
into the music industry abroad will be
exposed to veterans in the internation-
al music industry at the Music Momen-
tum Summit which is also a Carifringe
event.

“CariFringe is intended to be a
regional arts festival for the Caribbean
which is inspired by and loosely mod-
eled on the Caribbean Festival of Arts
(CARIFESTA). CariFringe aims to
expose locals and visitors to the best
in the Caribbean arts through a diverse
experiences," said Jon Murray festival
coordinator.

The event was strategically sched-
uled for October 1-11 as event coordi-
nators believe it has the ability to boost
visits to the capital.

"The timing was strategically select-
ed to increase international artists and
tourist visits for larger overall partici-
pation that will assist in stimulating the
economy during a recorded slow
tourism period. Along with showcas-
ing a bounty of artistic events and
increasing financial opportunities the
festival intends to demonstrate a new
festival model — based on the new
strategic model of Carifesta — which
will provide cultural, economic and i
community based opportunities both
locally and throughout the region,” Mr a ais
Murray said. EYE CATCHING: Islands of the World Fashion week is

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provide venues and opportunities for 4 :
artists, or creating a more local cultur-
al community, emphasis is placed on
networking and establishing long-term
mutually beneficial relationships
between corporate entities, cultural
industries and the community through-
out the year.

"People love festivals and we are
using this as a tool to bring people
together. We can have a huge impact if
we connect and stay connected,” he
said.

CariFringe is intended to be largely
self-managed by participating artists.
Unlike Carifesta which is funded, man-
aged, produced and branded by the
host government, CariFringe looks to
provide artists the opportunity and
responsibility to have their own artistic
direction.

All of the participating affiliates of
Carifringe are responsible for providing
the content of the show. They include
Shakespeare in Paradise, Islands of the
World Fashion Week, Bahamas Writers
Summer Institute, Popopstudios Center
for the Visual Arts, Brown Entertain-
ment Group, New Providence Arts &
Antiques, Track Road Theatre, The
Music Industry Retreat, Doogalik Stu-
dios & Gallery, Insitu Arch:Caribbean
Architecture, and Fam Fest.

Oragnisers of the show are seeking
volunteers for the event. Interested per-
sons can contact carifringe@gmail.com.


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WEDNESDAY,

SEPTEMBER 15,



2010

"AGES 10 & 11 © International sports news

Disappointing
first week for
NFL players

By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

A DISAPPOINTING week
one for Bahamian-American
players in the National Football
League (NFL) produced less than
desirable results for their fran-
chises.

New York Jets offensive tack-
le D'Brickashaw Ferguson and
Cleveland Browns tight end Alex
Smith had up and down week-
ends to open the NFL season.

Smith, the fifth year veteran,
survived roster cuts at the end of
preseason. However, it failed to
translate to immediate playing
time.

Brown, listed as fourth on the
Browns’ depth chart at tight end,
was named inactive for week one
of the Cleveland's 17-14 loss on
the road at the hands of the Tam-
pa Bay Buccaneers Sunday after-
noon.

Without Smith in the lineup,
the tight end position received
12 targets from quarterback Jake
Delhomme, second only to wide
receivers.

Incoming free agents and
starter Ben Watson received six
targets, Evan Moore five and
third string Robert Royal, one.

Moore was one of the most
productive receivers in the pass-
ing game with three catches and a
team leading 87 yards.

Watson finished with three
catches for 16 yards to lead all
players at the position.

Smith signed a one-year con-
tract with the Cleveland Browns
in the offseason on May 4.

He was expected to solidify a
tight end receiving corps which
struggled heavily last year as the
Browns had one of the league's
weakest passing attacks.

The Browns’ leading receiving
tight end of 2009-10, Royal,
totalled just 11 catches for 134
yards and one touchdown in 11
starts.

Royal grabbed the starting spot
after Steve Heiden was placed on
injured reserve due to an ankle
injury.

The Browns released Heiden
on March 12, the day they signed
former New England Patriots
Watson to a four-year deal.

Ferguson also saw his team fall
in defeat in week one, a 10-9 loss
to the Baltimore Ravens on
ABC's Monday Night Football.

The star left tackle, who
reached his first Pro Bowl last
season after the Miami Dolphins’
Jake Long withdrew, started his
65th consecutive game for the
Jets. He helped anchor an offen-
sive line that last season paved
the way for the NFL's top rushing
attack, but struggled last night.

The Jets finished with 21 car-
ries for 116 yards but failed to
reach the endzone.

Newly acquired free agent
LaDanian Tomlinson led the
team with 11 carries for 62 yards
while Shonn Greene rushed for
18 yards on five carries.

Ferguson was lined up across
from perennial pro-bowler Terell
Suggs who finished with six tack-
les and a half sack.

The Browns will go on the road
to face the Kansas City Chiefs in
week two while the Jets will also
travel to face division rival New
England Patriots.

Team Bahamas strong for






Commonwealth Games

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

Ithough some of the elite

athletes have shut down

their season and the four

qualified swimmers opted

to stay in school, the Bahamas will still

be represented by a strong team at the
XIX Commonwealth Games.

Yesterday at their office, the

Bahamas Olympic Committee

announced a 25-member team of ath-

letes that will compete in athletics (track
and field), boxing, cycling and tennis in
New Delhi, India, October 3-14.

The team is scheduled to depart on
Sunday, September 26, and return on
Saturday, October 16.

“You would notice that some of our
elite athletes are not traveling to India
for the Commonwealth Games, as in
the case of our top swimmers,” said
Wellington Miller, the president of the
BOC, who will head the official team
delegation.

“The BOC has worked hard in prepa-

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tourney

ration getting this team together and

organised for India. And we are assured
that India is ready to receive us and
that this team is ready to perform at its

best for the country.”

Miller said despite the absence of the
majority of the top athletes and the
swimmers, the BOC has put together
the best team that can represent the

Bahamas.

“This is a good opportunity for the
young athletes to make a name for

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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

WHILE the two elite ama-
teur boxers are preparing for
the Commonwealth Games
next month, six younger com-
petitors will get some inter-
national exposure this week-
end.

The Amateur Boxing Asso-
ciation of the Bahamas
announced yesterday that
coaches Arthur Missick and
Prince Ferguson will take
Godfrey Strachan, Deon
Dames, Ronald Woodside,
Levi Missick, Justin Sawyer
and Tyler Collie to the Cay-
man Islands.

They will compete in an
exhibition series between the
two countries.

“This is our way to contin-
ue to build our junior pro-
gramme,” said association
president Wellington Miller.
“As our senior boxers move
on, we want to make sure that
the younger boxers are in a
position to move up.”

Miller noted that after out-
standing amateur boxer Tau-
reano ‘Reno’ Johnson turned
professional, the sport didn’t
suffer because Valentino
Knowles and Carl Hield were
in a position to continue the
rich tradition.

Knowles, a medallist at
both the recent Central
American and Caribbean
Games and the Common-
wealth Championships, will
be traveling with Hield to rep-
resent the Bahamas at the
Commonwealth Games next
month in India.

Strachan (fighting out of
the 165-pound category),
Dames (178 lbs), Woodside
(119 Ibs), Missick (174 Ibs),
Sawyer (143 Ibs) and Collie
(132 lbs), are all expected to
leave town on Friday for the
Caymans.

Miller said this is the type
of competition that the asso-
ciation intends to continue to
send these boxers to so that
they can get prepared for the
major international events
like the CAC and Common-
wealth Games.

“We have set up a relation-
ship with the Cayman Islands
because they have young box-
ers of the same standard as
our boxers,” Miller said. “So
hopefully we will see some of
their boxers coming here in
the future.”

National coach Andre Sey-
mour, who is preparing to
travel to India with Knowles
and Hield, said the boxers
going to the Caymans are well
conditioned and eager to
compete on Saturday.

“This is our up and coming
young boxers that we are
grooming and we’re giving
them the competition that is
needed,” Seymour stressed.

“This is a good tournament
for these boxers to go over
there and display their skills.
We have no doubt that they
will perform very well
because they have two good
coaches going with them.”

The team is due to return
home on Monday.

BBF’s ‘Summer of Thunder’ deemed a success

By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

WITH the Bahamas Basketball
Federation (BBF) completing its
series of exhibition games against a
series of NCAA universities, feder-
ation heads deemed the event a suc-
cess.

The "Summer of Thunder", host-
ed by the BBF, concluded Monday
night at the Kendal Isaacs Gymna-
sium with a Bahamian team ending
the event with their first win of the
series.

The Bahamas All-Star team
scored a 93-90 win over the Port-
land State Vikings to close out the
competition.

Jeremy Hutchinson led the

Bahamas’ All-Star team in 93-90 win over Portland State Vikings

Bahamas with 21 points, Gamaliel
Rose finished with 15, while Michael
Bain and Lasario Burrows each fin-
ished with 14.

Chris Harriel led the Vikings with
a game high 22 points, Phil Nelson
finished with 17 while Melvin Jones
finished with 15.

Over the course of the month-long
event, the BBF hosted a total of nine
teams, including High Point, North
Carolina, the NIT All-Stars, North
Carolina, Georgia State, Memphis,
Nebraska, Ohio, and ended with
Portland State.

The federation hosted a wide
range of universities ranging from

mid-majors to perennial powerhouse
institutions like the North Carolina
Tar Heels, which gave the Bahamas
and the world an early look at the
forecasted top pick of the 2012 NBA
draft, Harrison Barnes.

BBF president Lawrence Hep-
burn said the series of exhibitions
was well organised and noted his
pleasure at the level of performance.

"Overall I'm pleased with the per-
formances of the teams we fielded
over the course of the last few
weeks. As this grows, what we want
to do is to be able to provide a good
level of competition for these col-
lege teams that come down to play in

these exhibition games," he said.

"For many of them they look at it
as downtime to relax, have fun in
an exotic environment, play in the
casinos, have a good time, but we
also want them to have good games
to play, to test themselves in the off-
season."

Hepburn stated that it also gives
Bahamian teams an opportunity to
test their mettle against some of the
best collegiate teams in the US.

"It also gives us an opportunity to
test our talent so we ask teams in
the league to prepare themselves for
events like this every summer so we
can have a positive showing against

such a high level of competition,"
he said.

"So again the overall performance
was great, from a federation stand-
point we did not lose any money,
we were actually able to turn a prof-
it."

The win was the only one in 24
contests for the Bahamas which
fielded several All- Star teams, select
squads and teams from the NPBA.

"The executive team of the fed-
eration did an excellent job over the
course of the event with its organi-
sation and we look for this to only
expand in the very near future,”
Hepburn said.

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Arawaks stun
Truckers 6-4

THE return of two of the top players
in the New Providence Softball Associ-
ation (NPSA) produced different results
for the defending champions on Mon-
day night at the Banker’s Field, Bail-
lou Hills Sporting Complex.

In the men’s opener, the defending
champions Commando Security Truck-
ers got shortstop Marvin “Tougie’ Wood
back in their line-up following a three-
game suspension.

But that didn’t stop the Del Sol
Arawaks from acting as spoilers as they
knocked off the Truckers 6-4 to relin-
quish first place to the Dorin United
Hitmen.

And in the women’s feature contest,
the defending champions Pineapple Air
Wildcats welcomed back versatile Mary
‘Cruise’ Edgecombe-Sweeting, who
played her first game for the season in
their 15-4 drubbing of the Proper Care
Pool Lady Sharks as the two now share
first place.

Here’s a summary of the games
played:

Arawaks 6, Truckers 4

Romoro Mortimer-Armbrister led
Del Sol’s offensive attack as they
pounded 15 hits off Commando Securi-
ty’s loser Greg ‘Motts’ Mortimer.

Mortimer-Armbrister went 3-for-4
with a RBI, scoring a run and Cardinal
Gilbert helped his own cause by going 1-
for-3 with two RBI and a run scored,
including ripping a two-run home run.

Dwight Butler was 2-for-4 with a RBI,
Edmund Rolle was 2-for-3 with a run,
Lue Johnson was 2-for-4 with two RBI
and arun, Tim Clarke was 1-for-4 with
arun scored and Nelson Farrington was
2-for-2.

The Truckers managed to get just five
hits off winning pitcher Cardinal
Gilbert. Van ‘Lil Joe’ Johnson was
responsible for two of those hits and he
drove in two as he had a triple and a
homer.

With the win, the Arawaks remained
in sixth place at 5-8, while the Truckers
dropped to second at 13-2, just behind
the Hitmen, who are now out front at
11-1.

Wildcats 15, Lady Sharks 4

Scoring six runs in the top of the sixth,
Pineapple Air greeted Edgecombe-
Sweeting back with an impressive win.

Edgecombe-Sweeting, the long-time
ace pitcher, played first base and she
made her presence felt offensively by
going 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run
scored, just as if she didn’t lose any-
thing as she recuperated from an injury.

Marvelle Miller, who carried the
team’s pitching load in Edgecombe-
Sweeting’s absence, went 4-for-5 with
two doubles and a triple, driving in five
runs and scoring twice. Donnette
Edwards was 3-for-5 with four RBI and
three runs and Christine Edmonds was
2-for-3 with three RBI and three runs.

Miller also got the job done on the
mound as she gave up nine hits. Thela
Johnson suffered the loss for the Lady
Sharks with 15 hits.

Johnson, however, led Proper Care’s
offensive attack by going 3-for-4 with
two doubles, driving in a run and scoring
another. Dawn Forbes was 2-for-3 with
a run and Kelly Smith was 1-for-3 with
two RBI.

The win enabled Pineapple Air to
climb into a two-way tie for first place
with Proper Care Pool at 11-3.

Team Bahamas strong for Commonwealth Games

FROM page 9

themselves now,” Miller said. “They
can’t sit back and wait for the elite
athletes to do it.

“They now realize that the load
is on their shoulders and with most
of the elite athletes almost ready to
retire, the Commonwealth Games
is a good step for them to get their
feet wet in a competition such as
this.”

When asked about his expecta-
tions, Miller simply stated: “I expect
the team to perform very well.”

Roy Colebrooke, the chef de mis-
sion who is scheduled to depart at
least three days before the team,
said having traveled to Delhi twice as
a guest of the India organising com-
mittee, he is satisfied that all of the
relevant facilities will be ready for
competition among the 71 partici-
pating nations.

Although there has been some
concern about the safety of the
games, BOC secretary general Rom-
mell Knowles said the organising
committee has taken the necessary
precautions for all those taking part.

“The stadiums, some of the pic-
tures that we have seen, are just
magnificent, despite some of the
rumours and some of the bad things
that we have been hearing,”
Knowles said.

“T think the games, the Common-
wealth Games in India, will be right
there among the best that have ever
been staged, based on the reports
that we have received.”

Accompanying the team will be
Minister of Sports Charles Maynard
and his wife, along with acting direc-
tor of sports, Kevin Colebrooke.

Three-member Cycling team
Colebrooke, who also doubles up

Team members

HERBP’S a look at the team
selected by the Bahamas Olympic
Committee to represent the
Bahamas at the Commonwealth
Games in New Delhi, India, next
Fauceyetaons

Management team

Wellington Miller (president);
Romell Knowles (Secretary Gen-
eral); Roy Colebrooke (Chef de
Mission); Tim Munnings (Deputy
Chef de Mission); Dr. Keir Miller
(Team Doctor) and Cottrice
Roberts-Robinson (Physio)

Faw nieintes

Roosevelt Thompson (Team
manager); Fritz Grant (head
coach) and Keith Parker (assis-
tant coach)

e Christine Amertil (400
metres); Lavern Eve (Javelin)

e Andretti Bain (400/4x400
relay); Trevor Barry (high jump);
Rudon Bastian (long jump); Rod-
ney Green (100/4x100 relay);
Adrian Griffin (100/4x100 relay);
Michael Mathieu
(400/4x100/4x400 relays); Brunell
McKenzie (4x100 relay); Ramon
Miller (400/4x400 relay); Jamal
Moss (4x400 relay); La’Sean Pick-
stock (4x400 relay); Jamial Rolle

as the president of the Bahamas
Cycling Federation, said they are
very pleased with the team selected
to travel.

“We’ve been doing the training,
we’ve been putting in the time and
although it’s a very young team, we
are very excited,” he said. “We
believe that our team will do

(100/200/4x100 relay); Donald
Thomas (high jump)

Boxing

Andre Seymour (head coach)
and Floyd Seymour (assistant
coach)

Carl Hield (boxer) and Valenti-
no Knowles (boxer).

Alvin Sargent (Referee/Judge)

Cycling

Keith Lloyd (Team manager);
Wayne Price (Mechanic)

e Mark Holowesko (cyclist);
Rowshan Jones (cyclist) and Lau-
rence Jupp (cyclist)

Tennis

Leo Rolle (Men’s coach) and
Kim O’Kelley (female coach)

e Kerrie Cartwright (tennis
player); Nikkita Fountain (tennis
player) and Larikah Russell (ten-
nis player)

e Rodney Carey (tennis play-
er); Devin Mullings (tennis play-
er) and Marvin Rolle (tennis
player)

Efo\(oantenlosilh

Charles Maynard (Minister)
and wife, along with Kevin Cole-
brooke (acting Director of
Sports)

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extremely well in these up coming
games.”

While Mark Holowesko is the
more experienced member, two
youngsters in Rowshan Jones from
Grand Bahama and Laurence Jupp
round out the contingent as they
compete in both the time trials and
the road race.

“This is my first time going to
these games in India and I’ve never
competed at a level this high before,
but I’m going there expecting to
bring home the gold.

“T’ve been doing a lot of training
getting prepared for this race. I think
they (other members) have been
doing their training and they are
going to be ready too.”

14-member track team

As for the track team, manager
Roosevelt Thompson said he expects
the athletes to perform to the best of
their ability. “The team is ready and
qualified to represent the Bahamas,”
he stated.

Head coach Fritz Grant said he
anticipates this year to be a big one
for high jumper Donald Thomas,
who was fourth at the last Com-
monwealth Games in Melbourne,
Australia, in 2006.

“This year, he has been very con-
sistent and just recently he finished
second at the World Cup,” Grant
said. “Hopefully he can duplicate
that performance.

“Trevor Barry has also been jump-
ing pretty well, but I think with Don-
ald Thomas already having the expe-
rience, they should go for the gold.”

On the track, Grant said the com-
bination of Adrian Griffith, Jamial
Rolle, Rodney Green, Andretti Bain
and Ramon Miller should step up
and execute some fast times.

“As for the relay teams, this is also
a chance for them to qualify for the
World Championships,” said Grant
of the biannual meet that is set for
the [IAAF World Championships,
scheduled for Daegu, Korea, August
27 to September 4.

Griffith, Green and Brunell
McKenzie are all training in Orlan-
do, Florida, and they are expected to

be joined by Jamial Rolle, who will
be coming in from Atlanta, Geor-
gia, this weekend to work out their
relay passes.

Keith Parker, the assistant coach,
said as the personal coach for Barry
and Lavern Eve, he expects both of
them to perform very well. He noted
that he was in Melbourne where he
watched Thomas fall shy of winning
a medal.

This time around, Parker said he is
confident that Thomas and Barry
should go head-to-head for the gold
in the high jump and Eve should be
a force to reckon with in what is
expected to be her final Common-
wealth Games appearance.

Two-member cycling team

Andre Seymour, who will serve
as the head coach of the top two
amateur boxers in the country, said
the goal is simple: to continue where
they left off at the Central American
and Caribbean Games and the Com-
monwealth Championships.

“We want to go to the Common-
wealth Games and win a gold
medal,” said Seymour, who will be
assisted by Floyd Seymour. “This
will be our final major competition
for the year, so we want to end the
year on a bang and that’s with a gold
medal.

“We expect the competition to be
very stiff. This is the games. This is
not the championships. So we are
looking for a lot of our competition
to come out of India, the host coun-
try. They have some very good box-
ers.”

Both Valentino Knowles, who was
successful in winning a medal at both
of the above mentioned events,
along with Carl Hield, are currently
training in Cuba and should be home
just before the team heads off.

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Finally, Nadal breaks through at the US Open

By EDDIE PELLS
AP National Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — For
seven years, Rafael Nadal
deposited his share of skin and
blood and sweat and effort on
the imposing blue court in the
middle of the biggest tennis
stadium in the world.

At the end of the eighth
year, he collapsed and rolled
over, his face to the ground,
exhausted while he celebrat-
ed — knowing that finally, he
would take something away
from the court where he'd left
so much.

The top-seeded Nadal won
the US Open trophy and com-
pleted the career Grand Slam
on Monday in a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-
2 victory over No. 3 Novak
Djokovic. Nadal became only
the seventh player to win
championships at all four
majors. He has nine major
titles overall, and having filled
in the last big gap on his
résumé, the discussion now
focuses on whether — or when
— he can be considered the
best of all time.

"T think the talk about if I

am better or worse than Roger
is stupid, because the titles say
he's much better than me,"
Nadal said of Roger Federer,
who has a record 16 Grand
Slam tournament titles to his
credit. "So that's true at that
moment. I think that will be
true all my life.”

Time will tell, but time is on
Nadal's side.

He is 24 years old, five years
younger than Federer, and has
eclipsed the halfway mark to
Federer's record.

Federer could still add to his
16 and set the bar higher. But
he is on the back end of his
career. And all signs point
toward Nadal being at or near
his peak. Winning the season's
final major, the one in which
he had never been past the
semifinals before this year, was
the strongest testament to that.

Long considered a clay-
court specialist who later fig-
ured out how to win on the
grass at Wimbledon, Nadal is
one of those rare elite athletes
who actually doesn't make it
look easy. He grinds. His
sneakers squeak loudly with
every change of direction. He



NUMBER ONE: Rafael Nadal of
bites his trophy after beating
Novak Djokovic of Serbia.

(AP Photo)

whips his arms violently on
every groundstroke. He sneers
and smirks and grunts.

All this, the thought went,
could never bode well for his
chances at Flushing Meadows,
where the hard, fast court, the
softer ball, the wind, the
crowd, the New York pressure
and the cumulative effect of
the long season always wore
him down all too quickly.

This year, though, he came
to the Big Apple as ready as
he'd ever been.

"Players said Rafa could

never win on hardcourt
because he played too much
topspin, he’s too physical,”
said Nadal's uncle and coach,
Toni Nadal. "And now I
believe there's not much that
the players he plays against
can argue with."

Nadal made it through his
first six matches of the 2010
tournament — plagued by
heat the first week, wind the
second and rain at the tail end
— without losing a set. The
final had been scheduled for
Sunday but got postponed a
day because of rain. That cer-
tainly didn't hurt Rafa, though
the common thought was it
would help Djokovic more
because he had a grueling five-
set semifinal against Federer
on Saturday.

As Nadal expected,
Djokovic was no pushover.

Nadal only got broken twice
in 91 games during his run to
the final thanks to a new-and-
improved serve he worked on
specifically for this tourna-
ment. But Djokovic broke him
three times.

Nadal rallied from down 4-1
to 4-4 in the second set and

had the momentum. But
Djokovic had luck on his side.
Just then, rain came and
caused a 1 hour, 48 minute
delay.

Nadal came back out after
the delay and dropped the sec-
ond set. Suddenly, Djokovic,
the 2008 Australian Open win-
ner who was 7-3 lifetime on
hard courts against Rafa,
looked like he had another
upset in him.

This, however, was not
meant to be for the Serb —
an entertaining and worthy foe
nicknamed "The Joker,"
whose victory over Federer
deprived tennis fans of the first
Rafa-Roger final at Flushing
Meadows. Djokovic left more
impressed with the player he
lost to Monday than the one
he defeated two days before.

Federer "is still playing as
one of the best players in the
world,” Djokovic said. "The
other hand, you have Nadal
who is just proving each day,
each year, that he's getting
better. That's what's so frus-
trating. He's getting better
each time you play him.”

Indeed, Nadal's ground-

Zilina faces Chelsea in Champs League debut

ZILINA, Slovakia (AP) — Follow-
ing a perfect start to the Premier
League season, Chelsea opens its
Champions League campaign at Slo-
vak champion MSK Zilina today.

Chelsea scored 17 goals in the first
four league games while conceding
only one, and newcomer Zilina faces a
difficult task to stop the English cham-
pions.

"Our aim is to improve if it is pos-
sible our kind of play to have more
continuity, to do better and stay
involved in all the competitions until
the end of the season, to give conti-
nuity to the victory of last season,”
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti said.
"We went out too early and want to
do better this season."

Chelsea's powerful attack will be
weakened by the absence of striker
Didier Drogba, who was suspended
for two games by UEFA after receiv-
ing a red card in a 1-0 loss to Inter
Milan in the Champions League in
March.

Ancelotti said Tuesday he planned
to field three strikers, with Daniel
Sturridge joining Nicolas Anelka and
Florent Malouda.

"We are here to win obviously
because we want to start this season
well," he said. "Our aim is to win this
group but it will not be easy. Every
team has a quality and tomorrow Zili-
na can show fantastic motivation
because for them it is an important
game against Chelsea and we have to
pay attention to this."

Chelsea captain John Terry
returned to the squad for Saturday's 3-
1 win over West Ham after recovering
from a hamstring injury and will start
Wednesday alongside Yury Zhirkov.

"Terry has no problem to play
tomorrow, he is fit," Ancelotti said.
He said Yossi Benayoun will start in

Real Madrid hosts
Champions League
opener against Ajax

midfield.

Midfielder Frank Lampard, who has
been sidelined following hernia
surgery during the recent internation-
al break, and defender Ashley Cole
did not travel with the team to the
northwestern Slovak city. Long-term
injured defender Jose Bosingwa is also
absent.

"Jose still needs some time,"
Ancelotti said. "Frank also needs
some more time before he is ready to
play, but he should be okay for the
game on Sunday."

Ancelotti said Cole was not injured
but needed rest.

Zilina coach Pavel Hapal is hoping
to cause an upset on the Slovak side's
Champions League group stage debut.

"Chelsea is an extremely difficult
opponent to beat, but we'll be playing
and fighting for a victory," Hapal said.
"In football, everything is possible ...
Our players are looking forward to
the match. It'll be a great experience
for us."

Hapal has all its players available,
including Gambian striker Momodou
Ceesay, who proved lethal in the
Champions League qualifying with
two goals in the playoff that helped
Zilina knock out Czech champion
Sparta Prague 3-0 on aggregate.

The 21-year-old Ceesay hoped to
join Chelsea two years ago but ended
up at Belgian club KVC Westerlo
before joining Zilina this year.

"You can't expect us to focus just on
defense," said Hapal, a former Czech
Republic international who played in
the Champions League for Sparta
Prague. "That would be a silly thing to
do."

"We have to be brave to succeed
against Chelsea. We'll certainly try to
score at least a goal and do all we can
to get a good result.”



BALL CONTROL: Chelsea’s John Terry heads a ball during a training session in Zilina,
Slovakia, on Tuesday. Chelsea plays MSK Zilina in a Champions League group F match

on Wednesday.

Zilina started well in the defense of
its domestic title and remains the only
team without a loss in the Slovak
league with four wins and four draws.

The two have met before when
Chelsea eliminated Zilina in the third
qualifying round of the Champions

Drive one.

(AP Photo)

League in 2002, winning 2-0 at Zilina
and 3-0 at Stamford Bridge, with Ter-
ry and Lampard both in action.

Marseille hosts Spartak Moscow in
Group F's other game.

By PAUL LOGOTHETIS
AP Sports Writer

MADRID (AP) — Jose
Mourinho's pledge to bring a
record 10th European Cup to
Real Madrid receives its first
test on Wednesday when the
Spanish club faces Ajax in the
group stage of the Champi-
ons League.

Mourinho is looking to win
European club football's top
prize with a third different
team after guiding Inter Milan
to victory last season and win-
ning the title with FC Porto in
2004.

While Mourinho has
bemoaned a lack of training
time with his players due to
international breaks, Madrid
showed it is coming together
in Saturday's 1-0 win over
Osasuna in the Spanish
league.

Still, Mourinho is anxious
ahead of the match at Santia-
go Bernabeu Stadium.

"Madrid wants the 10th
European Cup as much as I
want my third, but it’s diffi-
cult," Mourinho, who has
vowed to bring Madrid its first
Champions League title since
2002, said on Tuesday.
"Madrid knows it’s difficult
to achieve and so do I. It's a
competition of details where
the best team doesn't always
win."

Ajax is unbeaten in five
Dutch league games this sea-

son and is second to leader
PSV Eindhoven on goal dif-
ference.

"If we get out of this group
we'll be stronger than we are
now," Mourinho said. "Our
top objective is to classify."

Striker Luis Suarez is miss-
ing to suspension after picking
up a yellow card in Ajax's last
match against Dynamo Kiev.

"He's an immensely talent-
ed player,” Madrid goalkeep-
er Iker Casillas said of Suarez.
"His absence is important and
we should take advantage of
it."

Belgium defender Jan Ver-
tonghen is also suspended for
Ajax.

Casillas has yet to be tested
in two league matches as
Madrid's defense has held
both Mallorca and Osasuna
to no direct scoring chances.
Pepe and Ricardo Carvalho
have anchored the Madrid
backline perfectly so far with
fellow center backs Raul
Albiol and Ezequiel Garay
out injured.

Madrid will also have to
face seven-time champion AC
Milan and French club Aux-
erre in Group G.

"I have a special feeling
about this season," Madrid
forward Cristiano Ronaldo
said. "(But) we don't need to
put any pressure on ourselves.
Let's just focus on the group
stage and then see what
comes next."

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strokes were too penetrating,
his passing shots too precise,
his serve either too big or too
perfectly placed in the corners.
He won a riveting third set
despite squandering 10 of 11
break points.

The fourth set was reminis-
cent of the bullfights in his
home country of Spain: There
was the matador, Nadal, jab-
bing and poking and slowly,
cruelly sapping the loser's
strength — and his will; and
the bull, Djokovic, warbling
dangerously between resigna-
tion and brief flurries of rage
and effectiveness.

But when it was over, it was
Nadal who crumpled to the
ground — a brief moment to
take all to himself, with sev-
eral thousand of his closest
friends looking on in 23,000-
seat Arthur Ashe Stadium.

"For the first time in my
career, I played a very, very
good match in this tourna-
ment,” Nadal said. "That's my
feeling, no? I played my best
match in the US Open at the
most important moment, so I
am very, very happy for that,
for sure.”

UEFA tops

Up payments
to Champions
League clubs

NYON, Switzerland (AP)
— European soccer's govern-
ing body has increased cash
payments for the clubs
involved in the Champions
League first round.

The 32 teams are set to
receive more than 750 million
euros ($968 million) com-
bined in bonuses, prize mon-
ey and television rights.

The Union of European
Football Associations says it’s
giving each team 3.9 million
euros ($5.03 million), up
100,000 euros ($129,000) from
last season's fee.

Bonuses for group-match
results and reaching the
Knockout rounds remain the
same until the semifinals,
when the last four each
receive an extra 4.2 million
euros ($5.4 million), up
200,000 euros ($258,000).

The winner again gets an
additional nine million ($11.6
million), while the losing final-
ist's prize rises 400,000 euros
($516,000) to 5.6 million euros
($7.2 million).

‘Teams, which also sell more
tickets and merchandise
because of the Champions
League, will get similar pay-
outs in next season's compe-
tition.

Some Cptional
Eqguipient Shown

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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 Community fears student war zone C M Y K C M Y K Volume: 106 No.246WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25) WEATHER PARTLY SUNNY HIGH 90F LOW 78F F E A T U R E S SEETHEARTSSECTION S P O R T S Carifringe Festival SEEPAGENINE Wildcats beat sharks By AVA TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter aturnquest@tribunemedia.net THE area where a 13-yearold schoolboy was shot has been described by the community as a student war zone. As Rashad Rolle, an eighth grade T A Thompson student, regained consciousness in hospital yesterday after under going intense surgery for gunshot injuries to his head, shop owners, parents and residents in the Baillou Hill Road area voiced concern yesterday that the shooting has signaled an escalation of violence in the area where numerous primary and high schools are located. The community members all claim that Mondays shooting stemmed from a wide spread fight between students, a mix of uniformed and plainclothed youngsters. One shop owner, who witnessed the initial brawl between students, said: What happened [on Monday] was senseless. Just senseless. Every day they [students] are out there fighting, throwing rock, throwing bottles just being rambunctious. Before this, it was just rocks or bottles, or knives, but you know whats going to happen now right? Now that there are guns involved, there aint no turning back. The shop owner admitted w hile he could not see the s hooter or the act because of t he mass confusion, due to the severity of the young mans injuries, it was highly unlikely that it could have been a stray bullet. Police however remain tight-lipped over the incident which led to the shooting of the young boy, amid claims by witnesses his gun man was another student. According to police reports, the boy was said to have been waiting at a bus stop at John Road, off Baillou Hill Road, with other students when "an incident" occurred shortly Locals hit out as boy recoversfr om shooting The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST B AHAMASEDITION McCOMBO OF THE DAY N E W www.tribune242.com By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter tthompson@tribunemedia.net A TEENAGERS bid to commit suicide was thwarted by staff at Anatol Rodgers High School yesterday. The 15-year-old is said to have tried to take his own life using a pair scissors but was quickly stopped by an administrator. However, he received some injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment. The BAHAMASBIGGEST CARSFORSALE, HELPWANTED ANDREALESTATE I N S I D E SEE page eight POLICE ON PATROL: Parents of Naomi Blatch Primary School students are shown above escorting their children from school as police officers stationed at the street corner look on. Pedestrians along the Baillou Hill Road strip noted a considerable increase in patrol officers yesterday following Mondays incident which led to the shooting of a 13-year-old junior high school student. School staff thwart teen suicide bid SEE page eight T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f PARENTSESCORTCHILDREN AFTERMONDAYSHOOTING POLICE have identified the man found inside the belly of a 12ft Tiger Shark caught in the Bahamas by his fingerprints. Initial tests indicate missing boater Judson Newton was eaten by the shark, confirmed Assistant Commissioner Hulan Hanna. However police are awaiting the results of further DNA tests to confirm his identity. Up to press time it was still unknown if Mr Newton was alive or dead when he was eaten. Mr Newton and his friend Franklin Roosevelt Brown were both reported missing after a boating trip with three By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter mreynolds@ tribunemedia.net CALLS were made yesterday for the resignation of Environment Minister Earl Deveaux over plans to develop Bell Island in the Exu ma Cays Land and Sea Park. Dr Deveaux said he was minded to approve plans submitted by Island of By AVA TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter aturnquest@tribunemedia.net THE body of a 45-year-old woman was discovered yesterday, the second to be found within 24 hours. Police had no leads into her death, or her identity up to press time last night. The woman was found naked on the floor of her one-bedroom efficiency at the rear of a home on Cowpen Road. Though partially decomposed, there Man f ound inside shark is identified SEE page eight Calls made for Earl Deveaux to resign Body of 45-year-old woman discovered SEE page eight SEE page six EARL DEVEAUX

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B y NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter nnicolls@tribunemedia.net L EGALadvocacy is a critical skill needed for the administration of justice int he Bahamas, according to o rganisers of a three-day advocacy training workshop. Moreno Hamilton, vice president of the Bahamas Middle Temple Society said justice being deliv-e red can depend on how t horoughly an advocate prepares a case. The onus is on you to execute; to ensure every thing is in order, said Mr Hamilton. There were more than 40 p articipants on the open ing day of the training ses sion yesterday. Eleven of t he participants were mem bers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, seven of which were police prosecu tors. Only two of the nine trained counsels are actually attorneys, according to Inspector Clifford Daxon, one of the police partici pants. Commissioner Ellison Greenslade spoke during the opening session, saying: Our participation is in keeping with our commitment to work even more closely with the Attorney Generals Office to strengthen criminal prosecution by deploying trained police attorneys and the most capable police prosecutors to the courts. We also appreciate the need to work with the AG office to improve case file preparation, to reduce time between arrest and prosecution especially for gun crimes, serious harm cases and similar offences. It is our hope therefore that the training initiative is the start of many posi tive undertakings which will strengthen our resolve and enhance our capabili ties in the public and criminal justice arenas, said Commissioner Greenslade. The training was a first for the Caribbean and is being conducted by the Middle Temple Hall, a London based legal soci ety, according to Mr Hamilton. It was supported by the Bahamas Bar Association, and said to be in line with the promised education component of the Associ ation. This civil and criminal a dvocacy training seminar comes at a very opportune time in our court practice and for advocacy generally. Presently, the Bar is reviewing draft new rules of the Supreme Court anda new Criminal Procedure Code, said Ruth BoweDarville, president of theB ahamas Bar Association The course itself has come with the endorse ment of the Chief Justice, the President of the Court of Appeal and Sir George Newman. The Chief Justice, in his recent address to the Bar, stressed the need for improved advocacy skills at the Bar and implored lawyers to consider their lack thereof. Our only regret about this course is the limited number of spaces available, and as could not be avoid ed, the cost, said Mrs Bowe-Darville. Participants in the three day workshop will benefit from tips on picking through their cases, learning about mistakes, hesita tion and bad habits fre quently practised in court, among other strategies. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM INDEX MAIN/SPORTS SECTION Local News.........................P1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9 Editorial/Letters........................................P4 Spor ts......................................P10,11,12,13 Advt........................................................P14 BUSINESS/AR TS SECTION Business................................P1,2,3,4,5,6,7 Comics.....................................................P8 T aste...................................................P9,10 Ar ts....................................................P11,12 CLASSIFIED SECTION 28 PAGES USA TODAY MAIN/SPORTS 12 PAGES B y TANEKA THOMPSON T ribune Staff Reporter t thompson@tribunemedia.net AN "outraged" community association has pledged a $2,000 cash reward to anyone with information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the gunman org unmen who shot a 13-year-old boy in the head. T he Bain and Grants Town Association said the reward money is part of a clear message to the c riminal element that citizens will n ot sit passively while "repulsive" a cts are committed against the nation's youth. T he young victim is a student at T A Thompson Junior High School and his shooter is believedto be another male student. The student was at a bus stop at John Road, off Baillou Hill Road, after school hours with other students when gunshots were f ired shortly before 4pm yesterd ay. Reports from witnesses in the a rea indicate that a fight broke o ut moments before the shooting. T he boy was reported to have sustained injuries to the left side of his head and was taken to hospitalb y ambulance. It is unclear if p olice suspect the boy was the intended target or shot by a stray bullet. R everend C B Moss, president of the association, spoke out a gainst the "repulsive" violence y esterday. "Although the victim is not a r esident of Bain and Grants Town a nd was only passing through, the tragedy occurred in our community. Our outrage is such that we are not prepared to stand idly by a nd accept this kind of repulsive a ction in our community," said Mr Moss. A t last report, the boy remained i n critical condition in hospital. The shooting occurred a few hours before the association and anti-crime advocates Bahamas A gainst Crime met for a leaders c onference on crime in the dis trict. T he shooting is similar to a 2008 a ttack on schoolboy DeAngelo Cargill. In January of that year, 18-yearold Cargill was shot in the chest at a round 3.30pm during a during a d rive-by shooting as he stood on a crowded bus stop at the junctiono f Bay and Frederick Streets in t he busy downtown area. He died in hospital hours later. Police believe Cargill was the vic tim of a case of mistaken identity. $2,000 cash reward offered for information on boys shooting CRIMESCENE: Police on the scene on Monday after the shooting at John Road, off Baillou Hill Road. Legal adv ocacy cr itical for administr ation of justice Community makes pledge after repulsive violence OPENING SESSION: Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade spoke as the workshop got underway

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POLICE are questioning an 18-year-old man in connection with the stabbing death of an Abaco resident. The male victim, whose identity has not been released by police, was stabbed around 4.45pm on Monday at Curry Lane in Murphy Town, Abaco. Police found the body lying face-up in the driveway of a home at Curry Lane, having suffered stab wounds to the stomach. Initial reports indicate the victim and another man got into a fight and at some point the victim was stabbed. He was taken to the local clinic where he was pro nounced dead. The Tribune understands that the victim's body was flown into New Providence yesterday to be identified by family members living in the capital. Police are also investigat ing the armed robbery of a Texaco service station. Short ly after 4am yesterday, two men both armed with handguns reportedly burst into the station and demanded cash. The culprits robbed the gas station of an undetermined amount of cash and fled the area on foot into the nearby Baillou Hill Estates area. Investigations in to both incidents continue. THE 15,000-seat national s tadium is on target for a June 2011 completion, when it will be ready to contribute to sporting, cultural, andt ourism events, government officials said. This will position us bet t er for sports tourism, said Tyrone Sawyer, director of Sports Tourism in the Min-i stry of Tourism and Aviat ion. It will give us the opportunity in conjunction with o ur hotel partners to host quite a bit of different events here in the Bahamas, andf rom a sports tourism perspective our goal is to stimulate sporting events that willb ring people to the Bahamas to spectate and participate. Phase one of the stadium will feature two grand stands. T he western grand stand will seat 12,000 and the eastern grand stand will seat 3,000, but its seating will be able tob e expanded in the second phase of development. The seating at both grand s tands will be covered, and even thunder storms will pose little threat since light-n ing arrestors will be in p lace on roof tops, officials said. Fibre optics will be i nstalled for state-of-the-art broadcast communications and a sprinkler system andw heel-chair access have also been included in the design. Project manager Iram L ewis said top-notch craftsmanship has gone into the $30-million project funded by the Chinese government. B ahamians can be confident that a well-built stadium will be turned over to the gov ernment, he said. The tradesmen leave marks on the areas they work in, he said. The b locks that they lay, the forms that they put up, they put their signature on them.S o if it is defective and they h ave to take it down, it comes out of their salary. Mr Lewis said the policy e ncourages the builders to deliver an exceptional job from the outset. T he construction of the national stadium is a part of an overall development planf or the sporting area that will include substantial enhancements over several years. 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Sergeant John Casper, a 25 year veteran of the Bergenfield New Jersey Police Department, told jurors that he fearedhe was going to die after a gunm an shot him on the Cable Beach strip in May 2008. Bradley Saunders, 23, and Ebenezer Sherman, 19, are on trial for the attempted murder o f Mr Casper and the attempte d armed robbery of Joan Algios. Mr Casper recalled that he had travelled to the Bahamas on May 12, to meet up withs ome friends at the Blue Water R esort, Cable Beach. T he witness said the incident occurred at around 9.30pm on May 14, while he was walking along the Cable Beach strip. He recalled that while his g irlfriend Susan and her friend B etty walked ahead he had d ecided to walk along with his girlfriends mother, Mary, and aunt, Joan. Mr Casper said they had passed the home of formerP rime Minister Perry Christie w hen he noticed two men in w hite T-shirts standing on Ruby Street. The witness said he continued to observe the men as they travelled east along the CableB each strip and said to them m en, How are you doing t onight, while observing them as they walked along. We continued to walk and then I heard Joan scream and heard her body hit theg round, Mr Casper told the c ourt. H e said that turned around, his hand flew into the air and he fell backwards. It was then that he said that saw the barrel of a dark colored revolverp ointing at him. M r Casper said that he l ooked at the gunman, who appeared frightened. He described the gunman as being taller, more slender and of darker complexion thanh is accomplice. M r Casper recalled seeing a muzzle flash and feeling an incredible amount of pain in his chest. He told the court that at that point his girlfriends aunt Joan was beingd ragged by another assailant. M r Casper said he looked a t the assailants and said, You shot me, then watched as the men ran down the street. He said Betty and Susan t hen ran to him. M r Casper said that he b egan to have trouble breathing and held his hand on his chest to step the bleeding, but to no avail. He said that he told Susan h e needed to get to a hospital a nd she stepped into the road i n an effort to stop an oncoming car. Mr Casper recalled that Stephanie Carroll stopped and offered them her car. He alsot old the court that Warren J ohnson, an off duty police o fficer, also came to his aid and drove him to hospital. Mr Casper recalled that he was taken to hospital where he was treated. H e said that he remained in h ospital until May 19 when he w as flown to the United States. Mr Casper recalled that he was taken to Hackensack Medical Centre in New Jersey, where he remained ini ntensive care for two more d ays until the bullet was r emoved from his back. The trial resumes today before Senior Justice Anita Allen. Olivia Nixon-Pratt and A nthony Delaney are prosec uting the case. C ecil Hilton and Donna Major are representing Saunders. Sherman is being represented by attorney Godfrey ProP inder. New Jersey cop recounts being shot in chest cour t BRIEFS Police question 18-year-old man about stabbing in Abaco National Stadium construction on target for June 2011 completion 1 TOUR: P roject manager Iram Lewis takes a group on a tour of the stadium. 2 MODEL: A three-dimensional model of the national stadium now under construction. AN AIRPORT Authority w orker was arraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday i n connection with the discovery of $5,000 worth of cocaine. P olice have charged Terrel Williams with possession ofc ocaine with the intent to s upply. W illiams was allegedly found in possession of 4.78 ounces of cocaine. T he accused was arraigned before Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethell andp leaded not guilty to the c harge. He was granted bail in the sum of $10,000. The case has b een adjourned to May 23, 2010. A JAMAICAN man was a rraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday, charged in connection with the discovery of four fields of marijua na last week. Veron St Tardo Gayle, 27, a ppeared before Deputy C hief Magistrate Carolita Bethell in Court One, Bank Lane, charged with posses s ion of marijuana with the intent to supply and cultivation of dangerous drugs. It is alleged that on Fri day, September 10, the accused was found in possession of a quantity of mar ijuana which authorities b elieved he intended to sup ply to others. Court dockets also allege that the accused cultivated dangerous drugs. Some 25,000 plants were discovered in a bushy areao ne mile off Deep Creek, Eleuthera by Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU and South Eleuthera police. Gayle pleaded not guilty to the charge and was remanded to prison. He is expected back in court on Thursday for a bail hearing. TWO BAHAMAS Electricity Corporation employees accused of stealing copper wiring from a ZNS radio transmitter site two weeks ago were granted $20,000bail yesterday. Robert Johnson, 57, and Joseph Rigby, 43, who were arraigned before Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethell last week on charges of stealing and causing dam age, were back in court yes terday for a bail hearing. It is alleged that on Thursday, September 2, the two men stole 150 feet of copper straps valued at $1,317.50. It is further alleged that the two men caused damage in the amount of $90,388.20 to tun ing equipment belonging to the Broadcasting Corpora tion of the Bahamas. After the copper wiring went missing, ZNS radio's 1540AM station went off air. The station is now being transmitted on the FM fre quency as an interim measure while ZNS works to repair and restore the equip ment. Johnson and Rigby, who according to police are BEC technicans/ labourers, have pleaded not guilty to the charges and have opted for a summary trial in Magistrates Court. They were granted $20,000 bail with two sureties. Their case has been adjourned to May 19. Airport Authority worker arraignedin connection with cocaine discovery 1 2

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EDITOR, The Tribune On the 1st September, The Nassau Guardian carried a story with an interview with D erek Winford, the CEO of B ahamas Supermarkets Ltd., which does business in The B ahamas as City Markets. The story said that I attendeda meeting with the CEO to d iscuss my intervention in the press on behalf of my constituents about the fate of City M arkets.The story said that it was expected that I would issue a statement subsequent to my meeting and I now do s o. In The Tribune 28th August, the CEO Derek Winford said that City Markets is i n business to stay in business.I welcome that statement.Aside from Mr. Winfords response, there weret wo other responses in the press to my intervention.Mine was a simple intervention thate xpressed concern for my constituents who work at City Markets, noted the issues in the store about inventory ande quipment, and in the face of those fears of my constituents w ho are employees of the s tore, I asked the Ministry of Labour to intervene both in a f ormal and informal way to s eek to protect the rights of the workers at the store. T here is a history in this c ountry of companies that are foreign owned promising that a ll is well right up until the day they shut the doors and the owners abscond, leaving t he workers swinging their hands. The Minister of Labour has the authority to intervene to protect the workers in law, not for the government to s ave the company but to pro tect the workers. I think the two responses by Rick Lowe of the right wing Nassau Institute (6th September) and Jerome R. Pinder (1st September perverse and knee jerk. My s imple intervention got trans lated by these two unbridled market forces men to mean that I was interfering in business in The Bahamas and advocating that City Markets be saved by the Govern ment. Wonders never cease f rom the usual suspects. There are times when such an intervention by the governm ent is appropriate, but we a re not there yet with City Markets. My simple intervention w as for the Minister of Labour to ask the company what is going on and to seeka ssurances that the rights of workers are being protected.I did meet with Mr. Winford.It was a good meeting, which reviewed the difficulties that the company faces.It appears that they are suffering froma bad market, some issues relating to the management choices made by the company when it was first bought by the Barbados cum Trinidadian company and from pilfera ge, euphemistically called shrinkage. The Bahamas Supermar kets CEO assured me that m oney is not being taken out of The Bahamas, but is in fact being put into The Bahamas by Neal and Massey, the ulti m ate owners of the company. He assured me that his comp any has a long term comm itment to the success of City Markets.It appeared to me that there was a communica-t ions problem internally with t he staff, which he also assured me he would seek to correct by visiting all stores and speaking to the employ ees. I am advised that he has done so. I t is not an easy decision for a Member of Parliament to decide to intervene in mat-t ers of this kind, because the question is where does the greater public interest lie: in trying quiet diplomacy or in m aking the matter public and risking further harm to the company that you really hope t o save? I chose the route of public intervention.One of the roles of a Member of Par-l iament is to shape the public debate and to air issues that would normally not see thel ight of day. I hope that in m aking the intervention that I did, I have served the larger public interest. T here are thousands of Bahamian shareholders of City Markets who are waiti ng for a return to profitabili ty.A half hour meeting with a CEO is not a forensic audit, so one never knows, but them eeting seemed a sincere e ffort to correct some impressions and to urge continued p atience as the company works its way back to profitability. I want to thank Mr. Winford for the seriousness with which he has dealt with this matter and his commitment to making things work. I will c ontinue to monitor the situ ation. I hope for all of our s akes that the company succ eeds, including for the sake of the naysaying Rick Lowe, who may well not have had General Motors vehicles to s ell but for the intervention o f the US Government and who, I assume, sells some of his cars to those same City Market employees.It should go without saying that if those employees are without work then they wont be able to buya ny cars from Nassau Motors, which, after all, is presumably a main aim of his life. F RED MITCHELL MP Fox Hill, Nassau,S eptember 7, 2010. C M Y K C M Y K EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 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 WEBSITE www.tribune242.com updated daily at 2pm The drilling moratorium enacted after the BP oil spill applies only to the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Yet energy exploration in the Gulf's shallow waters has come to a virtual standstill as drillers grapple with tougher U.S. federal rules since the spill. The pace at which regulators grant drilling permits in water less than 500 feet (150 meters) deep slowed sharply this summer, an Associated Press analysis of government data shows. Just four of 10 shallow-water drilling applications were approved from June through August; 15 applications were sought and approved in the same period last year. Environmental groups are encouraged. But drilling executives say the new rules, which require them to produce detailed spillresponse plans and estimates for worst-case scenarios, are adding millions of dollars in costs and causing delays that have led to layoffs. Executives worry that when the Obama administration lifts the six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling, where the risks are greater, the permitting process will be even slower. These worries grew after the Sept. 2 fire on an oil and gas platform owned by Mariner Energy that was working in the Gulf's shallow waters. Thirty-one out of 47 rigs used for shallow-water drilling in the Gulf will be out of work by the end of September, industry officials say. "It certainly appears there's some kind of agenda in place" to punish offshore drillers, says Kurt Hoffman, chief operating officer of Houston-based Seahawk Drilling, which pro vides drilling services in shallow Gulf waters. The company has laid off 200 to 300 workers since the BP spill. Federal regulators say they're sympathet ic to the industry's frustrations and they're not trying to curtail drilling in the Gulf only make it safer. "We will not approve applications until and unless they fully comply with the new requirements," Michael Bromwich, director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, said Monday in a statement. Bromwich told reporters Tuesday that in response to the industry complaints, he might temporarily reassign employees from other offices to the Gulf to speed up permits for shallow-water drilling. Shallow-water drilling has been the heart of the offshore industry for decades. Ninetyeight percent of the 3,400 platforms operating in the Gulf are in shallow water. They produce 30 percent of the Gulf's oil and roughly two-thirds of its natural gas. In recent years, oil giants like BP and Royal Dutch Shell have pushed into deeper waters to find bigger oil and gas fields. Immediately after the deadly April 20 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, the government put in place a six-month moratorium on drilling at any depth. On June 8, it lifted the moratorium on new shallow-water drilling. The AP analysis of government data shows that, from 2007 until just before the BP spill, 605 shallow-water permits were submitted and 576 were approved. From January through April of this year, 45 permits were sought and 44 were approved. Still, over time the vast majority of drilling applications are likely to be granted it's just that the process will take longer, according to Melissa Schwartz, a spokeswoman for the ocean energy management agency. The reduction in applications in recent months is a reflection of drillers' uncertainty about the new rules, industry officials say. And drillers say complying with the new rules hasn't been easy. They must hire independent experts to review well designs and certify that spill-prevention equipment the very equipment that failed BP will stop the flow of oil if there is an accident. The government has held weekly conference calls with oil industry officials to explain the new rules. Still, industry officials say they remain perplexed by some requirements like how to calculate worst-case spill scenar ios for an exploratory well. "We just started asking them, 'Tell us what you want,'" says Seahawk's Hoffman. "It's still really confusing." Shares of shallow-water drillers have tumbled sharply since the BP spill. Seahawk shares are down 59 percent; those of another driller, Nabors Industries, are off 14 percent. Shallow-water wells are considered less risky than deepwater wells, and easier to repair if damaged because they can be reached by divers. But major accidents have happened in shallow water. The 1979 Ixtoc oil spill the biggest in the Gulf until the Deepwater Horizon disaster was caused by the blowout of a well in just 160 feet (50 meters Last year's Montara spill off the western coast of Australia was caused by an explosion on a rig in 250 feet (75 meters The deepwater moratorium is in effect until Nov. 30, though regulators have indicated they're considering lifting it earlier. Environmentalists say the government should remain stingy about approving drilling permits. This article is by Chris Kahn and David Koenig, AP Business Writers Fred Mitchell: My meeting about fate of City Markets LETTERS letters@tribunemedia.net Gulf drilling pace slows in shallow water %(59/<1(%,(1$,0(RI :LOVRQ7UDFW1$66$8%$+$0$6 EDITOR, The Tribune. I find your article absolutely misleading and quite frankly I am surprised at The Tribune. I live in the Fairview Heights area and the pictures displayed in todays Tribune are not pictures of our park! RESIDENTS OF FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS Nassau, September 13, 2010. EDITOR, The Tribune. A ny money spent in a community for the residents of that particular community can be considered money well spent however, looking at the park one can see that it is in a deplorable state. Discredit should not be on Honourable Branville McCartney but the uncaring and destructive residents who have no self-respect and pride for their community. Oftentime when parks are repaired the very next day equipment is stolen or destroyed. With individuals of that nature no amount of money is ever sufficient. MICHAEL CLARKE Nassau, September 14, 2010. Pictures are not of our park Was it money well spent?

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THE Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF been recognised for havingo ne of the highest homicide detection rates in the region by being awarded the Excel-l ence Award from the Intern ational Homicide Investigation Association (IHIA The IHIA invited the RBPF to participate in its annual symposium, which was held in Sparks, Nevadaf rom August 8. Due to the fact that Bahamas homicide investigators worked closely with the Federal Bureau of Invest igation (FBI e s, American authorities w ere aware of the efforts of the RBPF detectives. The IHIA award was a ccepted by Supt Leon Bethell, officer in-charge oft he Central Detective Unit; A ssistant Supt Bernard K B onamy, officer in-charge of Homicide, and Inspector Solomon Cash, Assistant D irector of Homicide. The officers participated in training and intelligence sessions throughout the w eek-long symposium, gaining pertinent information and skills concerning the lat e st in crime fighting techniques. The IHIA made special mention of Commissioner Ellison Greenslade and invit-e d him to participate as a lecturer during the 2011 symposium. T he symposium, which b rings together detectives from law enforcement agencies around the world, lauded the RBPF for its excellent detection rate, and has already committed to spon s oring training for other members of the force. The IHIAs primary mission is to assist law enforcement agencies with leaders hip training, resources and e xpertise that will enhance t heir ability to solve cases. By merging all of the disciplines together, the IHIAs aid it aims to nurture interagency cooperation; buildp rofessional relationships; e ncourage exchange of inform ation related to case management investigation and prosecution strategy. C M Y K C M Y K L OCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010, PAGE 5 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM B y ALISON LOWE T ribune Staff Reporter a lowe@tribunemedia.net A GUNMANheld up a woman on Saturday, ordered her out of her car and then sped off with the stolen vehicle. The incident occurred at around 11.20pm on Saturday in the area of Soldier Road and Chenile Avenue, east of East Street. Police responded and received information that a woman was sitting in white 2006 Honda Accord licence plate number 234359 when a dark male allegedly armed with a handgun entered the vehicle and ordered the female out, press liaison officer Sgt Chrislyn Skippings said in the crime report. After the woman got out of the car the culprit fled the a rea in the vehicle, travelling north on Chenille Avenue. T he car was discovered a short while later on Armeryll is Avenue in Garden Hills, having been set on fire. Police are investigating. B y ALISON LOWE T ribune Staff Reporter a lowe@tribunemedia.net B OATERS and swimm ers are being warned to watch out for high waves, sea swells and rip currents as category four Hurricane Igor passes to the east of the Bahamas in the next few days. T here were some misleading reports on certain US cable news channels yes-t erday which suggested Hurricane Igor was headed f or the Bahamas, however, it appears the broadcasters were making the comm on mistake of interchanging Bermuda and Bahamas. A ccording to the latest information on the hurricanes trajectory, the storm will in fact have no serious impact on the Bahamian islands. Bermuda will take more of a hit from the system. Its going to pass well east of the Bahamas, said JustinP ovick, meteorologist with US-based forecasters A ccuweather.com. M r Povick said that by Thursday or Friday eastern-facing Bahamian islands are looking at increased wave action, (includingu p to eight, perhaps 12 f eet. Storm surge is not an issue or heavy rain as the hurricane will be farr emoved from the islands, he added. M r Povick projected that N assau and Freeport will see smaller waves and swells of between four and seven feet in height, with rip currents also a danger in these areas. Y esterday afternoon, H urricane Igor was located at 18.3 degrees north and 52.4 degrees west, moving west northwest at nine milesp er hour. Unlike Hurricane Earl, t he storm is not forecast to h ave a significant impact on the east coast of the US, as it is expected to turn more northwards. Meanwhile, Hurricane Julia has formed in thew ake of Igor. It is currently l ocated around 350 miles to the west of the Cape Verde islands off the coast of Africa and is not expectedt o make landfall but to stay out over the Atlantic. SHANNONDOR HAROLD EVANS Grand Bahamas Deputy Port Controller, has earned a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Leicester University, Leicester, England. Mr Evans travelled to England in July to receive his degree. He was accompanied by his wife, Estelle, and their daughter, Shannon. Present to celebrate this milestone with Mr Evans and his family were High Commissioner and former Commissionerof Police, Mr Paul Farquharson and Mrs Sharon Farquharson. Mr Evans is currently serving as Deputy Port Controller in charge of the Grand Bahama office. He recently retired from the Royal Bahamas Police Force as an Assistant Commissioner of Police after serving for 36 years. T enure During his tenure with the Force Mr Evans was awarded (QPM Medal and second place in the Caribbean in the Association of Caribbean Chiefs of Police and Motorola Community Policing Contest for his Community Policing Initia tive The Police Are My Friends! He was also the 1998 winner of the sea Shell Award as the Most Outstanding Civil Servant for the year 1997/1998 in Freeport, Grand Bahama. In 2005, he was honoured by the Farm Road Constituency as a deserving father. Mr Evans is the recipient of several certificates, including a Postgraduate Certifi cate in Criminal Justice and Police Management from the University of Leicester; a certificate in Criminal Justice and Police Management from the National Police Training College, Bramshill, England; a cer tificate in Criminal Investigations from the United States Navy/FBI Caribbean Police School in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands; certificate in Fingerprints and Police Photography from the West Yorkshire, Metro politan Police Academy, Wakefield, Eng land; certificate in Civil and Criminal Inves tigation and Identification from the Insti tute of Applied Science, Chicago, U.S.A.; certificate on Control of Narcotics Enforcement from the Institute for International Cooperation in Tokyo, Japan. Additionally, Mr Evans has participated in numerous sem inars and attended many in addition to which he has participated in numerous courses organized and/or conducted by the Police Training College. Mr Evans is also the developer of a Customer Service Presentation that he was mandated by the Commissioner of Police to present to each division of the force. In addition to making the presentation to all divisions of the Force, Mr Evans has also made his presentation to various government and private sector agencies throughout The Bahamas, as well as to Canadian Police Officers at City Hall in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, and to officers in the Turks and Caicos Islands. During his tenure as a police officer Mr Evans, who joined the force in 1974, served as Commandant of the Police Training Col lege as well as Officer in Charge of various divisions, stations and units including: Drug Enforcement Unit and Eastern Division (Grand Bahama Station, Central Division and Eastern Division and Uniform Branches, New Providence District (New Providence Mr Evans expects to enrol in the March 2011 intake with the University of Leicester to continue his studies in the PhD programme in Criminology. Deputy Port Controller earns Master of Science degree Police recognised for one of regions highest homicide detection rates Warning for boaters and swimmers ahead of Hurricane Igor Gunman holds up woman, steals her car GATHERINGSTORM: This satellite image from Monday, provided by NOAA, shows Hurricane Igor east of the Northern Leeward Islands and Tropical Storm Julia, right, south-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. Shannondor Harold Evans travels to England for milestone MASTEROFSCIENCEDEGREE: Shannondor Harold Evans Bahamas could see sea swells, high waves

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Discovery Limited, under stood to be billionaire Islami c leader the Aga Khan. He also admitted accepting a free ride in the Aga Khansh elicopter to attend a film screening in Abaco before going on to Bell Island with BNT executives the nextd ay. However, former PLP MP Philip Smith said: Does this sound familiar t o anyone else? In late 2006, Shane Gibson, quite correctly, r esigned from Cabinet in a s imilar matter involving a p ermanent residency per mit for an American entert ainer. Maybe when he tenders his resignation from Cabi n et, Dr Deveaux will also tell the Bahamian publichow much it will take to buy him since he claims hed oes not think a helicopter r ide could buy him. I look forward to read ing the resignation statem ent; or failing this, the let ter of dismissal from the Prime Minister. Plans to dredge and excavate at least 8.8 acres of marine sand flats, rock and vegetation for two channels, 12ft and 14ft deep, a barge landing and 20 slip y acht basin, as well as roads across the 349-acre island, have been passed on to theB NT for their input, Dr Deveaux said. But after they were revealed in The Tribune y esterday, conservationists o pposed to any develop ment in the park expressed further concerns over alle-g ations the BNT accepted a $1million donation from the Aga Khan last year. Sam Duncombe, from conservation group reEarth, said: By allowing development in the park, they are destroying the nat ural beauty, the ecological d iversity and history asso ciated with being the first marine park started in thew orld. Does a million dollars negate this critically impor tant focus? If this is the case, the B NT hierarchy should resign immediately fol lowed closely by the Minist er for the Environment, because its painfully clear that they have abandoned their directives. BNT executive director Eric Carey refused to comment on whether the Trust accepted a donation from the Aga Khan, nor would he state the Trusts position on the Bell Island development despite being the usual spokesman for the Trust. This isnt an environ mental issue anymore, Mr Carey said. Its getting too political. This requires input from the board so I will let the president know that a state ment is expected and he will meet with his colleagues on the board to address all of the concerns that have been raised. He said BNT president Neil McKinney is expected to return to Nassau next week. An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA conducted by Florida consultants Turrel, Hall and Associates Ltd concluded the development would not have a significant environmental impact and the planning applications state no negative environmental impacts expected. But in an area where fishermen are arrested for taking anything within the 112.6 acre park, the possibility of approving plans to dredge and excavate in a zone that has been protected since 1958 has astounded former Exuma MP and PLP Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries George Smith. He said: We will arrest a Bahamian from Black Point who passes through the cays and catches a few fish, but were going to let a man come in, because hes Mr So-and-so, and do dredging to 15ft? If it was John Brown from Long Island I think it would be a different story. I cannot envision that we would want to see that in the park, where after the dredging, the silt will settle on reefs and on shoals in an area that has not been disrupted from the day it was made a park. By DENISE MAYCOCK T ribune Freeport R eporter d maycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT Discovery Cruise Lines and Kellys F reeport Ltd have partnered i n establishing a $1,000 a ccount at Kellys to assist The Home for the Aged. Janet Toussant, Discoverys on-island representative, said the cruise line is pleased to be able to assist the organisation that is celeb rating 20 years of service t o senior citizens in the Freeport community. M s Toussant said Discovery has agreed to give $1,000 w orth of cruise tickets to K ellys, which has agreed to open an account at its store f or the Home to purchase m aterials needed for repairs a nd maintenance. Lynne Fraino, human resource and marketingm anager at Kellys, said the company was very happy to c ome onboard again with Discovery to assist the Home. The announcement was m ade on Monday at Kellys on Yellow Pine Street. Also present were Mrs Lynn L owe, owner of Kellys, and Home administrator Agatha T hompson. Ms Toussaint said a donation box was also placed o nboard the ship so that c rew members and passen g ers can make a monetary donation to the Home. We know that the power a nd water bills have been a big burden for the Home and we will match the mon ey donated and present the f ull amount to Mrs Thompson at the Home sometime in December, she said. Ms Toussant commended K ellys for partnering with them and encouraged other corporate businesses to a ssist the Home. Lynne Fraino said Kellys i s always willing to assist charitable organisations, such as the Home for the A ged. S he said the barter a rrangement with Discovery will not only benefit the Home, but also theire mployees. Thanks to Discovery we will use $1,000 of cruise tick e ts for our employees and w e will set up an account for w hich Home will shop for s upplies and goods they n eed, she said. A gatha Thompson said the Home currently caters to 12 senior citizens. She thanked Discovery and Kellys for their assistance. Our doors have only remained open through vent ures such as this, and Discovery has always been our biggest supporter, in terms o f funds and assistance, she s aid. M s Thompson thanked t he entire Grand Bahama c ommunity for supporting t he facility over the past 20 y ears. As we approach our twentieth anniversary we are encouraging the entire GB to assist us with fundraising, personal donations, visits, and repair work to the buildi ng which is always a large chunk of our budget, she said. B ecause of financial chall enges, Mrs Thompson said t he home has been downs ized to 12 residents. She n oted that other senior citiz en residences have now b een opened on the island. Ms Thompson said the Home has planned activities to commemorate its 20th anniversary, including a Thanksgiving Church Service on October 17 at the C ommunity at Heart Tabernacle Church on Coral Road, and a Grill Out on O ctober 30 to raise funds. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Partnership prompts $1,000 account for Home for the Aged D ISCOVERY C ruise Lines and Kelly's Freeport Ltd have partnered to offer assistance to the Home of the Aged. Seen from left are Lynne Fraino, human resource and marketing manager at Kellys, Agatha Thompson, administrator Home for the Aged, Janet Toussant, Discovery Cruise Line on-islandr epresentative, and Mrs Lynn Lowe, owner of Kellys Freeport. D e r e k C a r r o l l P h o t o g r a p h y Discovery Cruise Lines and Kells Freeport Ltd team up Calls made for the Minister of En vironment to resign FREE TRIP: The Minister admitted accepting a free ride in the Aga Khans helicopter FROM page one

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B y NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter n nicolls@tribunemedia.net TWO years ago, you were guaranteed to see Roosevelt Lee Adderleyl eading the front line of free dancers for the Fancy D ancers Junkanoo group. Today, he moves in and out of the UCLA MedicalC entre in California where he undergoes chemotherapy treatment for adult Tcell leukemia. L ess than three months a go he was diagnosed with the life-threatening disease,w ithout showing any sympt oms of sickness prior. So far there have been three positive rounds of chemo, and when Leec hecks back into the facili ty on September 27 for his fourth round he hopes to be able to start the process for a bone marrow transplant, which is a lot hard er than anything he has gone through, said his wife, Michelle Adderley. The chemo I am going through is one of the harde st a human being can take. Sometimes you feel you want to give up but you keep pressing on and have faith in God. I have a threeyear-old and I am fighting for everything, said Lee. Counsel have had my down times. The chemotherapy gives the body a really hard time. If you are not strong you will give up. I would tell anyone that. It is really hard on the body. In the hospital a lot of people are going through the samething, I walk about and counsel people and keep a positive attitude and tell them we are not alone, we can beat this thing, he said. Lees sister Jackie Knowles has been a witness to one of those down days. She said one day on her lunch break she used up a $30 phone card crying and praying with her broth er. She said it is especially h ard to hear him say, I love you. S he said the family is close, with every one having grown up together onK emp Road. I still live there. When w e heard the news everybody cried, I cried; I cried, because no one in our fam ily has ever had that. It was l ike a first time thing for the family to deal with a sickness. My regret is thath e is not here, but we talk t o him on a regular basis, said Mrs Knowles. Most of Lees siblings who could be eligible bonem arrow donors have taken compatibility tests to see if they are potential matchesf or a transplant. There is a 25 per cent chance they could match. Friends of Lees have initiated a bone marrow drive to serve as a back-up plan and in hopes of creating the Caribbeans first bone marrow registry. There is also a fundraising drive to help with medical expenses. The One-to-One Fund at www.bonemarrow.org is a drive supported by the Bone Marrow Foundation, a US-based non-profit organisation. The Adderleys youngest child is in daycare in California, a $1,100 per month expense that was never budgeted for because Lee served as daddy daycare before his illness. He has two other children, RJ and Lashonda, who live in the Bahamas. Last month, the Fancy Dancers organised a cookout in aid of the Lee Medical Fund. The Adderley family founded the Junkanoo group along with the Kemp and Robinson families. Lees family home sits next to the Junkanoo shack off Kemp Road, and his broth er, Troy Adderley, is still one of the groups leaders. If he was strong he w ouldnt miss Junkanoo this year. He would come b ack home and then return. He has all kinds of moves. Hes an entertainer; whenh e sees people (on Bay Street), hes gone, said col eader Wayde Pumpkin Robinson. He was one of the lead ing rhythm drummers. He w as one of the most consistent guys when we start ed off the group 1981/82. H e was a leading drummer a nd when he retired from drumming he took up free dancing in the front. He only missed two or threep arades in his life, and that was when he moved to California, said Mr Robinson. L ee was a very active man before his sickness, and he still is, his family said. On the sixth floor of the UCLA Medical Centre, Lee makes is way around, sometimes in a Rasta wig, and sometimes to the sound of Junkanoo, the tunes of Ronny Butler or the music of his cousin, one of the lead singers of the Baha Men. Patients I am one of the best patients they have ever had in that hospital. I watch people give up, literally die; they have had enough, and what I do is keep on encouraging patients. When I walk around and see new patients I introduce myself and encourage them. This is some serious stuff; really some serious stuff. I feel good when I am encouraging people, said Lee. He recently counselled a fellow patient the day before her passing. He said the night before this patient took her last breath he was there for her. I went to her room and prayed for her and told her not to worry, that I would see her later and not to worry. He said this patient would send her family members to his room for c ounselling. She would say, go see L ee, go see Lee. They would come to my room a nd talk and I would counsel them. They would come crying to my room. I would have them laughing. I havea box of wigs, a Rasta d readlock wig, and I would say my dreadlocks grow over night to clown around and have fun to make other people happy, said Lee. The family wrote a nice card and said how much they appreciated my time a nd energy, he said. L ee even does crossc ountry counselling. Lees best friend in the Bahamas, J ulian Rolle, has a mother with lung cancer. She started chemo the same day I did. In between,I call her to encourage her t o say she is not alone, we are in the same boat and we are going to fight it, said Lee. His own mother has Alzheimers disease, which he says is one of the hardest things for him to deal w ith. It was hard for me to l eave because she was always there for me. It was h ard, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do. With the recession I had to give my business up( and move) to make sure m y family was well taken care of; family is the key to me now, he said. 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I would tell anyone that. In the hospital a l ot of people are going through the same thing, I walk about and counsel people and keep a p ositive attitude a nd tell them we are not alone, we can beat this thing. Roosevelt Lee A dderley CARACAS, Venezuela THEdeath toll in the crash of a Venezuelan state airline plane rose to 17 on Tuesday, a day after the twin-turboprop slammed into a steel mill yard. Thirty-four others on board survived, according to Associated Press. The French-built ATR 42 went down about six miles (10 kilometers the airport in the eastern city of Puerto Ordaz. Workers at the state-run Sidor steel foundry pulled people from the smoking wreckage. Two of the initial survivors died to due severe injuries, raising the toll to 17 victims, Transportation Minister Francisco Garces told reporters. Others were being treated in hospitals. It was unclear what caused Monday's crash. The pilot had contacted the control tower saying there were problems with one of the plane's engines, Bolivar state Gov. Francisco Rangel Gomez told reporters. He called it a miracle that so many had survived. The pilot and two of the other three crew members were among those killed. Investigators visited the site and were inter viewing survivors, airline officials and witnesses, the attorney general's office said in a statement. The authorities also planned to analyze the plane's cockpit flight data and voice recorders. President Hugo Chavez declared three days of mourning in the country. The flight had taken off from Margarita Island, a Caribbean island that is one of Venezuela's top tourist destinations. The plane belonged to the government's Conviasa, or Consorcio Venezolano de Industrias Aeronauticas y Servicios Aere os SA, which has been in operation since 2004. Death toll rises to 17 in V enezuela plane crash

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As a result of gunshots being fired, the boy was reported to have sustained injuries to the left side of his head and was taken to hospital by ambulance. Up to press time, police maintained they did not have any suspects, motive or new information concerning the shooting. Yesterday, pairs of uni formed officers could be seen stationed at various corners along the Baillou Hill Road strip, the preferred route of public school students in the area. Typi cally known to be congested with students travelling home from school, the street was sparsely populated by eager parents and docile stu dents. As many as five offi cers could be seen stationed in the area where Mondays shooting took place. The patrol officers main tained their presence was not a reactionary initiative to the shooting but a routine procedure during school zone times, however members of the community charge the apparent con certed effort to increase police visibility within school zones is too little, too late. A resident said: If this was usual what happened, wouldnt have happened. Had they had been out here before, like they are doing now, this would not have happened. Look at the kids, see how calm everyone is. These kids arent stupid, they know the police will be out here today and all of the officers are in uniform. They should have been in plain clothes, you cant catch these students like that. Everyone is on their best behavior today the ones that even come this way, because by this time theyve already seen all the police out and any trouble maker is long gone. Another resident added: I have one thing to say for the public, for parents After School Programmes. Put your child in an after school programme, music, sports, give them something to do. If parents found activ ities for their children, they wouldnt be out here in the streets idle and getting into trouble. How did this child get access to a gun? They need to find the kid that did this and his parents need to be charged for murder. Despite numerous calls placed to administration at T A Thompson Junior High School, officials were unavailable for comment up to press time. Police investigations are ongoing. REWARD OFFERED: PAGE TWO extent of his injuries and his condition are not known. Minister of Education Desmond Bannister last night described the suicide attempt as a "cry for help" and said in many cases, school officials are called to offer emotional support not given by student's families. He said the distressed boy went to speak with a school administrator at about 4pm about his problems. At some point during their conversation the administrator left the office to get help from another school employee. When they returned they found the student attempt ing to cut himself with a pair of scissors. Luckily, the officials were able to intervene and prevent him from inflicting potentially fatal wounds. Mr Bannister said many children are without a structured, dependable family life and rely on school administrators for emotional support and guidance. "It is important that we continue to emphasise how much these children need help. The schools right now, in many cases, is all that many kids have. So many of their family lives are unbearable, many children are living in very difficult circumstances," said Mr Bannis ter. He said Social Services and other relevant government and school agencies will be con tacted. w ere no visible signs of trauma to the body. R esponding to reports from the public, police investigated the residence where the woman was said to have lived alone. They are awaiting a coroners report to confirm the date and cause of her death, and the death of the man whose body was found on Monday. P ublic reports again led police to discover t he body of a man, believed to be in his early 30s, in an abandoned apartment complex just two days before. The man was lying on the floor of a room at the back of the building at Haven subdivision Road, off Soldier Road, with injuries to the left side of his head. According to police reports, he was wear i ng a tangerine shirt, tan coloured short pants and white tennis shoes. It is unclear how long the man had been t here, however neighbours noted a distur bance over the weekend. The unfinished building was said to be a popular hangout for men, who congregateda t the rear of the building to shoot dice or g amble. Police investigations are continuing, and anyone with information is urged to con t act them at 919, 502-9991 or call Crime S toppers anonymously at 328-TIPS (8477 others off Jaws Beach in southwest New Providence on August 29. The boaters r eported they had engine trouble on board t he 20ft white century boat and the Royal B ahamas Defence Force (RBDF a search for the men after they were r eported missing at around 8pm. R BDF officers found the boat off the southwest coast with three men onboard and were told the two others had gone overboard in an effort to pull the boat to shore and never returned. On September 5, an investment banker out deep sea fishing with two friends, c aught the shark in waters about 38 miles south of New Providence. He said a left leg popped out of the shark as they hauled ito n to their vessel. When the beast was cut open at the Defence Force's Coral Harb our base, RBDF officers also found the man's right leg, two severed arms and a torso in two sections. I t was immediately suspected that the remains were from one of the missing boaters but police were awaiting DNA tests before they could provide a positive identity. Initial reports suggests the boaters may h ave drowned. Y esterday ACP Hanna said police had no evidence to suggest foul play. M eanwhile, friends of the men are still c oming to grips with Mr Newton's death, a nd fear Mr Brown may have suffered a similar fate. Mr Newton, known affectionately as S cabbo, was a "friendly person" who was employed on a fishing boat, according Richard Hall. Mr Hall, an employee of Nassau Flight Services, is a long-time co-worker of Mr Brown, the other missing boater, and an acquaintance of Mr Newton's. Mr Brown was a nice outgoing, kindh earted person. Never a person who would l et anything worry him. Fishing was one of his hobbies," remembered Mr Hall. M r Brown, has been a maintenance manager at Nassau Flight Services for more than 30 years. "We miss him," added Mr Hall. Man found inside shark identified FROM page one 12FTBEAST: The remains were found inside this tiger shark. THE BODY of the woman is removed from the apartment off Cowpen Road yesterday. F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f Body of 45-year-old woman discovered FROM page one Community fears student war zone FROM page one Sc hool staff thwart teen suicide bid FROM page one

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C M Y K C M Y K L OCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010, PAGE 13 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM TEACHERS of this first grade class at St Johns College are focused on equipping the children with literacy skills so that they will be able to converse intelligently, said a spokesperson for the school. FIRST CLASS is a new regular feature to showcase the youngsters who h ave started a new school. It is dedicated to the teachers and staff who help them settle into their new surroundings. To get your new starters featured, contact Reuben Shearer at The Tribune o n 322 1986 or email rshearer@tribunemedia.net Photos F F e e l l i i p p M M a a j j o o r r /Tribune staff MRS ANNALECIA ALLISON teaches the class. MELEAH MAYCOCK concentrates during her lesson. LAUREN NWANKWO listens to the teacher. CHRISTOPHER BAIN hard at work. DAWN RIVER ROLLE enjoying her lesson. D'ANGELO DAWKINS writing in the classroom. JENSEN CLARKE listens intently in the class. AIMEE GREEN concentrating in the classroom. PENELOPE LIGHTBOURN at work in the classroom. AALYCIA GRAY pays attention in the class. St Johns College

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C M Y K C M Y K SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.net WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 THETRIBUNE $4. 68 $4. 51 $4. 69The information contained is from a third party and The Tribune can not be held responsible for errors and/or omission from the daily report.$ $4.38 $4.37 $4.42 InternationalInvestmentFund BAHAMASNassau:242.356.9801 Freeport:242.351.3010 BARBADOSSt.Michael:246.435.1955 [Learn more at royaldelity.com] By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor T he private sector company in talks with the Government to take over management of the Tonique WilliamsDarling Highway landfill, investing $20 million in capital spend and creating 30 Bahamian jobs in the process, yes t erday expressed concern that negotiations had seemingly stalled, and warned of potentially negative environmental and health consequences. L en Enriquez, of Miami-based Cambridge Project Development Inc, told Tribune Business that after six months spent in negotiations with the Ministry of the Environment,t here appeared to have been little movement on the GovConcern that $20m landfill management deal stalled Private sector company in negotiations with government for six months says no feedback on proposal for past four weeks, and fears other options being assessed* Warns that Tonique Williams-Darling Highway sites problems mounting, causing environmental and health issues Project set to create extra 30 Bahamian jobs, taking landfill workforce to 60, with $12m of initial spend going to Bahamian contractors* Set to offer 40% of firm, worth $8m, to Bahamian public, with thousands of dollars spent with local construction industry every year Landfill absolutely incompatible with potential Baha Mar construction industry demands SEE page 2B FIGHTING THE BLAZE: Firefighters tackle the city dump fire earlier this year. By NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor Downtown Nassaus rede velopment is in line to receive a major boost from a multibillion dollar Cayman Islandsbased group, which Tribune Business can reveal has signed an agreement to purchase properties at the corner of Bay and Parliament Street a p otential first step towards much wider involvement in Bay Streets rebirth. M ultiple sources confirmed to this newspaper yesterday that The Dart Group, found ed by Kenneth Dart, the bil lionaire heir to a styrofoam cup fortune, and developer of C aymans 500-acre Camana Bay project, had signed an agreement to purchase primed owntown Nassau real estate Darts bulls eye for Downtown n Multi-billion dollar Cayman-based developer said to be awaiting government approvals to conclude deal to purchase prime Bay Street real estate from Parliament Properties n P otential huge boost for city s revitalisation, as developer also interested in waterfront properties set to be freed up by shipping company move DOWNTOWNBOOST: The corner of Parliament and Bay Street, where a Cayman Islands-based group has signed an agreement to purchase properties. T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f SEE page 3B By NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor Investors are expressing increasing interest in investing in downtown Nassau and Bay Street real estate due to the rising number of cruise visitors to this city, the ministerof tourism and aviation reveali ng that the Bahamas as a whole had seen 2.5 million cruise visits during the first six months of 2010. Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace said investors were only begin ning to realise that vendor opportunities to sell to cruise ship passengers in Nassau were Investor interest sparked by 10-12% cruise visitor rise * B ahamas o n a run to make this best year for cruise visitors of all time,w ith 2.5 million cruise visits in first six months of 2010 Minister says selling o pportunities beyond a nything in this region, with 1 .2 million cruise visits to Nassau in first six months Daily room rates some $100 higher than Las Vegas hurting stopover businessa mid recession VINCENT VANDERPOOL-WALLACE SEE page 3B By CHESTER ROBARDS Business Reporter crobards@tribunemedia.net THIS has been the summer of Murphys Law for the Bahamas Electrici ty Corporation (BEC the summer heat caused load demands to spike, generators to falter and internal costs to increase, Tribune Business learned yesterday. Shevonn Cambridge, assistant general manager of energy supply at BEC, while speaking to a group of Wartsila and BEC rep resentatives, said auxiliary gas turbine generators had to be brought in this sum mer to augment demand when other generators failed. According to him, while those gas turbines have BECs Murphys Law summer SEE page 3B By CHESTER ROBARDS B usiness Reporter crobards@tribunemedia.net CONSTRUCTION stagnation in the US has two Bahamians eyeing the $2.6 billion Baha Mar develop ment, hoping that a slice of the project will provide the stage for their return home after 10 years abroad. K enneth and Mark Bains father, Joseph Willis Bain, prodded them for years to r eturn home and join him in his Grand Bahama-based construction company.H owever, it was not until t he prospect of working with the Baha Mar project the largest construction endeavour in the Caribbean surfaced, that they expedited the processes that would secure them a contract. Kenneth said he and his brother would bring to their fathers company, B and H C onstruction, the talent and skill needed on large-scale construction projects, andt he technical requirements d emanded by international construction firms such as China State Construction the firm hired for the Baha Mar build. Both men worked as project managers on multi-mil Bahamians r etur n for Baha Mar SEE page 2B By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Cable Bahamas president yesterday described the companys signing of a three-year contract with HBP as a significant move ment for programming for the English-speaking Caribbean, as the BISXlisted utility continues to make progress in negotiations for commercial deals with programming rights/copyright holders. Anthony Butler told Tribune Business: Following the meeting we had with both the US and Bahamian governments, and the programmers, last August, and the decision to change the Bahamas compulsory licensing regime, we took the proactive step. This agreement now has, at the end of a very protracted negotiation, brought the programming that Bahamians want to see. It has always been Cable Bahamas objective to do just that to have continuity of programming that Bahamians have been watching for 30 years. The HBO contract signing was another step on the road to resolving a longstanding copyright dispute. The crux of the intellectual property rights issue that has dogged Bahamian-US relations over the past 14 Cable lauds significant movement SEE page 2B

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ernment side for the past m onth, with the delays now possibly jeopardising the projects shelf life. Explaining that Cambridges planned $20 million investment would representa capital injection into the Bahamian economy, being sourced from overseas institutions and investors, Mr Enriquez warned that if the delays persisted it may have to rebuild part of its plan,s uch as obtaining new financing. Some $12 million of that $ 20 million sum would be spent with Bahamian contractors on enhancing the l andfill, extending its life and removing environmental and fire hazards, with the existing 30 Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS would all transfer to Cam bridge when it took over management/operations. We are very concerned that the negotiations appear to be stalled, Mr Enriquez told Tribune Business. If there are any remaining items that the Government would like to resolve in thed ocument, we are more than ready to take care of them, a nd discuss them, but essen tially we have heard no feed back on the basic contract for over a month. Weve been in negotia t ions for approximately six m onths now, and weve really not seen any movement for the last month. We dont know why the negotiations are stalled. We have been at it for six months, and in the last month have got the impression that other options are being considered. Ronald Thompson, perman ent secretary at the Ministry o f the Environment, did not r eturn Tribune Businesss c alls seeking comment on the s tate of the landfill negotiations prior to press time last night. Ur gency However, Mr Enriquez said urgency in concluding the management contract was required on two counts, namely in preventing another large fire at the Tonique Williams-Darling Highway site, and to keep its current $20 million proposal together. The Cambridge Project Development Inc principal also told this newspaper that the landfills current condi tion was absolutely incompatible with the increased demands likely to be placed upon it by the construction industry, if and when the $2.6 billion Baha Mar project and Kerzner Internationals possible Phase IV Paradise Island expansion, proceeded. He explained: Theres a package here to be used $20 million US, all foreign sourced. It would be an injection into the economy of new capital. This is a very Bahami an project, as we have agreed with the Government to sell at least 40 per cent of the pro jects shares [worth some $8 million] to Bahamian public interests. Were putting in $20 million. Were creating an additional 30 jobs. There are 30 people from the DEHS working at the landfill. Those people will be offered the option of coming over, and many of them have said they want to do that. They are frustrated at not being able to buy spare parts, oil and other things, because the system theyre in will not allow them to do that. On top of that, we will add 30 jobs for Bahamians, so 60 people will have long-term, not con struction, work. Apart from the upfront $20 million investment, some $12 million of which will go to Bahamian contractors, Mr E nriquez told Tribune Business that Cambridge would spend hundreds of thousandso f dollars every year with the l ocal construction industry on p rojects such as moving earth, buying fill, moving roads and shredding tyres. To have such a package r eady to go, and ready to move in, together with a com p rehensive 60-page contract n egotiated over six months that has had the input of the Attorney Generals Office a nd Ministry of Finance, and which is essentially a completed document, is not some t hing you can keep around for very long, Mr Enriquez told Tribune Business. It costs money to keep $20 million ready to move. Thep roject has a shelf life.... P ointing out that all stakeholders and financing part ners for the Cambridge project were now essentially in a holding pattern, Mr Enriquez added: The delay is very con cerning, and if it lasts long enough it may cause us to have to rebuild some of the parts, because of the shelf life. This, in turn, would delay an upgrade to the landfill. If parts of the financing have to be re-established, that could take four weeks, six weeks. He also warned that the landfills present condition was absolutely incompatible with any major construction project on the horizon, such as Baha Mars $2.6 billion Cable Beach redevelopment. The landfill in its current state is not suitable for a steady flow of construction trucks, Mr Enriquez explained, telling Tribune Business that with these vehicles in many instances unable to climb the dump to deposit their loads, turnaround time would be severely delayed, impacting construction work. Cambridge Project Development Incs plans includeda large recycling plant at the landfill site, something Mr Enriquez described as needed right away and very important for preserving air space in the sites cell. Presently, air was being eaten up very quickly. Indicating that New Providence had little option other than to extend the existing landfills life, simply because there were no alternative sites, Mr Enriquez said that simply hiring a consultant to advise the DEHS would not help as they would not be involved in operations. They will not take a 2am phone call saying the landfills on fire, he added. Among the Governments options might be to keep management of the landfill with the DEHS, which had been managing it for the past d ecade. Yet the Cambridge principal added that his main concern regarding the slowp ace of negotiations was that the situation gets worse every day at the landfill. A mong the issues causing concern, Mr Enriquez said, was that more and more waste is being deposited onb are ground, potentially some 400-500 tonnes per day. This created the risk that rain w ater percolates through it and into the ground water, potentially contaminating thew ater table. Wasted He added that no one knows how much gas has builtu p in the cell area at the landfill, while air space was also being wasted. S uggesting that a bandaid approach to resolving the landfills problems, which have been building over many years, was not appropriate, Mr Enriquez told Tribune Business: This is a site that has been deteriorating for a number of years. Millions of dollars were spent on a new cell in 2000, but that cell has failed in many ways through not being maintained. No one knows the gas situation, the leaching, and no one can drive up it. Hence the reason why increasing volumes of waste were being deposited on bare ground. There was also minimal security at the Tonique Williams-Darling Highway site, Mr Enriquez said, with some 30 scavengers and 100 dogs present despite the risk of fresh fires. Warning that the landfills problems would continue without a comprehensive management solution being put in place, and in a refer ence to the fire that took place in February-March this year, Mr Enriquez said: When a million tyres burn, and you have a 40-acre fire go on for weeks and weeks, it has to have environmental and health implications. You can spend money on capital improvements to the facility, but unless the operations have day-to-day technical support from people who have run landfills and are organised, you will be unable to obtain spare parts, perform timely maintenance, perform modern construction. The problems will continue, because the operation is not up to standard. I would encourage any Bahamian to come out and look at the site. You dont have to be an expert to see how the problems are getting worse every day. C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 2B, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM N UA Insurance Agents & Brokers yesterday announced it had opened a third Service Centre location in New Providence on Carmichael Road, just east of Bahamas Faith Ministries. NUA's latest Service Centre opened on September 10 to serve theC armichael Road area. In addition to normal weekday business hours, the Carmichael Service Centre will be open from 8.30am to 12.30pm on the l ast Saturday of each month. John Dunkley, NUA's president and managing director, said: "Our customers now have the convenience of choosing three locations for their general insurance needs. In addition, the C armichael location allows us to become part of this fast growing community." NUA Service Centres are also located at the R.H. Bobby Symonette Building on Collins Avenue and the Harbour Bay Shopping Centre. W ell-known insurance executive, Frances McKenzie-Oliver, will be responsible for the Carmichael Service Centre. She previously managed the M oseley Burnside Insurance Agency, which became part of NUA in April 2009. "We are thrilled that we now have a presence in the Carmichael community," said Ms McKenzie-Oliver. "Our e xisting customers have come to know u s for our great service and competitive rates, and we look forward to bringing this same experience to residents int he area who have not dealt with NUA before." NUA has been helping families and businesses with their insurance needs for more than 40 years. It is 100 per cent owned by the Bahamas First G roup of Companies. Bahamas First General Insurance C ompany has an A.M. Best Rating of A (Excellent t al and liquidity position, as well as its operational results. Insurance agency opens third Service Centre site Concern that $20m landfill management deal stalled F ROM page 1B F IREFIGHT: I n this file photo, fire-fighters tackle the huge dump blaze off Tonique Williams-Darling Highway earlier this year. y ears is that the Bahamas and rest of the English-speaking Caribbean are seen as too small a market by many of the programming rights holders, making them disinclined ton egotiate commercial arrangements with Cable Bahamas. Their distribution and royalty rights do not allow them to broadcast outside the US, and the legal fees and other costs required to change these agreements would exceed the revenues g ained from a small market such as this nation. Under the 2000 agreement, the US Trade Representative's Office was supposed to encourage the Motion Picture Associa tion of America (MPAA bers to enter into commercial agreements with Cable Bahamas, in return for this nation amending its compulsory licensingr egime via the 2004 Act amendment. Yet while the Bahamas has now fulfilled its side of the bar gain, the US has yet to hold up its end. The Ingraham admin istration, in a little-heralded move in October 2009, brought into e ffect the 2004 amendments to the Copyright Act that narrow the scope of the Bahamas' compulsory TV licensing regime. Only copyrighted works broadcast free over-the-air will now be c ompulsorily licensed, whereas the previous regime allowed all copyrighted programmes to be received, transmitted and rebroadcast. C able Bahamas was at the time encouraged by the statements made by Ron Kirk, the US Trade Representative, in unveiling the Bahamas' move to implement the Copyright Act 2004 amendments, to believe that Washington was now moving to p ush programming rights holders especially those with pre mium content to finally negotiate commercial tie-ups with it. While stating that the Bahamas' amendments would "ensure t hat legitimate American companies don't have to compete with unauthorized transmissions of their own shows", Ambassador Kirk added that if properly implemented, "this law shouldh elp to open up a new export market for the programming of American pay television channels and provide a positive example of respect for intellectual property throughout the region". Cable lauds significant movement F ROM page 1B l ion dollar properties at Holder Construction based in A tlanta, Georgia. A fter several years at Holder, Kenneth broke off to begin his own business, Macadamia Construction, and brought this brother along. He said the downturn in the US economy now has them looking at returning to home for a slice of the $2.6 billion Baha Mar opportunity. We worked our way up to project management and were involved in $70 million projects, said Kenneth. We heard about the Baha Mar project and it really peaked our interest. We want to take the construction company (B and H Construction) to a new level because we have all this experience from the States. My brother and I have been talking about it, so we said lets try to do this. Soft According to Kenneth, the construction industry in the US has gone soft, with many medium-sized projects few and far between, not as numerous as they had been before that countrys economic meltdown. There used to be a lot of projects, but they got canc elled while others have gotten put on hold, Kenneth said. I see it as a great opportunity to come back home and try to do something we always wanted to do. We definitely k now how to do that (large-scale construction h ave been doing it for 10 years. It would put us in a great p osition. He added that despite the economy in Grand Bahama, his fathers business has been piddling along through twob earish years and could profit from a contract with Baha Mar. The elder Mr Bain is elated at the prospect of his sons returning to take over his 10 year-old business. Just by calling him and talking to him on the phone you can hear the excitement in his voice, said Kenneth. Its like a perfect team. Bahamians return for Baha Mar FROM page 1B

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By JENNIFER A. DLOUHY c. 2010 Hearst Newspapers@ WASHINGTON The nation's chief drilling regulator said Tuesday his agency is slated to impose a swath of new mandates governing the design and cementing of offshore wells in response to vulnerabilities revealed by the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The requirements are modeled on recommendations in an offshore drilling safety report Salazar delivered to President Barack Obama in May. In a conference call with reporters, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Director Michael Bromwich said he hopes oil and gas companies had the foresight to begin making the suggested changes. He stressed that it was highly unlikely the government will e xtend its ban on deep-water exploration after it expires Nov. 30 but he insisted that the speed of well approvals depends on how quickly oil and gas companies comply with new safety requirements. Bromwich also said he expects to make recommendations on how to lift the moratorium by the end of the month four weeks ahead of schedule. During an eight-city listeni ng tour on offshore drilling that wrapped up Monday, Bromwich said he wasn't conv inced that the government should extend the deep-water drilling ban. I nstead, Bromwich said, he was encouraged that the nation already is better prepared to deal with another oil spill than it was on April 20, when the Deepwater Horizon rig explod ed, killing 11 and unleashing a record-setting oil spill from BP's Macondo well. "I think we're in a different place now than we were on July 12 when the moratorium was imposed, where we were still floundering around trying to cap the Macondo well and where all available spill response resources were being soaked up by . the spill," Bromwich said. "It is highly unlikely the moratorium will continue beyond Nov. 30." E ven when the ban is lifted, d rilling won't begin immediately. Bromwich said Tuesday "it will be up to industry when deep-water drilling can resume, because they will only be able to resume once they're in com pliance with the existing rules" and the coming mandates. Weeks Industry analysts say it could take weeks or longer for the offshore energy bureau to sign off on new deep-water well a pplications, given the current slowdown in permitting shallow projects that are not blocked by the moratorium. Confusion about the scope of new requirements has held up some of those approvals. Bromwich said he hoped to prevent a repeat whenever the deep-water drilling ban is lifted. "We fully understand that with new rules coming down the pike, there is the risk of confusion and uncertainty," he said. "And I really don't want that to extend the point where drilling can resume." Bromwich vowed to communicate new requirements as clearly as possible and answer questions from industry. "We will do our very best once the rules are out there and the questions start to flow in to answer those questions so that people have the clarity that they need . in order to come into full compliance," Bromwich said. In other developments Tuesday: n Oil and gas industry leaders were panning the Obama administration's plan to pay for improvements at the offshore energy bureau by more than doubling inspection fees. Instead of hiking fees, APIP resident Jack Gerard said the administration should consider tapping the billions the industry sends to the federal government annually in royalties, bonus bids and taxes. The White House is now asking for an additional $66 million or $ 249.9 million total to overhaul the government's oversight of domestic oil and gas development. n Bromwich said he was redeploying bureau employees t o work on shallow-water drilling applications in a bid to speed up permitting. He also said he would consider a proposal from industry advocates to create a tiered r eview process for those applications, with the level of analysis pegged to risk. n Bromwich said it appears that the deep-water drillingm oratorium has not spurred a mass exodus of rigs from the Gulf of Mexico an outcome predicted by some industry sup porters. "We do have some information that we've collected on our own," Bromwich said, "and those would seem to support the media account that only a couple of rigs have left, and the bulk of them have stayed." C M Y K C M Y K B USINESS T HE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010, PAGE 3B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM from Phillip Hilliers Parliament Properties company. T he property in question is said by sources to include the s hopping arcade opposite the House of Assembly on Parliament S treet. It also includes several premises on the corner of Parl iament and Bay Streets, and Tribune Business understands that the sales agreement with Parliament Properties only requires the necessary Government approvals relating to foreign investment in Bahamian realty. The Dart Groups representatives are understood to have visi ted the Bahamas and downtown Nassau last year, and expressed interest in becoming involved with the Bay Street r evitalisation project. In particular, they were attracted to the w aterfront properties that will be freed up for commercial/residential development when the shipping companies relocate to A rawak Cay. One source with knowledge of the situation told Tribune B usiness: Im aware that theyve [the Dart Group] entered into s ome sort of agreement to purchase those properties. The Downtown Nassau Partnership had met with them s ome months before to pitch them on the idea of the revitali sation, so they were looking at a number of properties in downt own. P ointing out that it would require hundreds of millions of dollars to bring downtown Nassaus redevelopment to fruition, t he source said: The Dart Group is exactly the kind of developer that could develop some of what is needed in downtown. The Dart Group is already intimately familiar with the Bahamas, its culture, government approvals process and busi n ess environment, due to the presence of their Polymers International business on Grand Bahama. I t also has the skills and deep pockets necessary to turn the v ision for downtown Nassau into reality, having created Camana Bay as a new city from scratch, complete with condos, marina slips and office parks. The Downtown Nassau Part-n ership is seeking to achieve just such a result. We would welcome an organisation like the Dart Group because their development in Cayman is huge, another source with knowledge of the Parliament Properties deal told Tri-b une Business. They do have the financing to do something big. Theyre big people, and would be fantastic in dealing with the Government and understanding the local regulations. Im sure theyve been through it in Cayman Islands, and what theyve done there is probably very close to what we want to take place in downtown Nassau. Theyre a great organi sation to be part of it. It would be big. A nother source suggested that the Dart Group had beat out rival Bahamas-based bidders to secure the Parliament Properties real estate by offering a higher price than thea ppraised value, suggesting it was viewing the purchase as a strategic play with more to come. There are other properties in Downtown that have been on the market for several months, another contact told Tribune B usiness. The old Pioneer Shipping property has been on the market for several months. Neither Mr Hillier nor the Dart Group could be contacted for c omment before last nights press deadline. Mike Alexiou, of Alexiou & Associates, who Tribune Business had been told were the Dart Groups architects for the Bay Street project, declined to comment when contacted by this newspaper. Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, minister of tourism and aviation, also said he was unaware of the Dart Groups proposed acquisition, telling Tribune Business: That may be on my radar screen, but if it is its a stealth bomber, because I have not seen it. REDEVELOPMENT: The corner of Parliament and Bay Street. Darts bulls eye for Downtown FROM page 1B beyond anything in this region, given that the Bahamas was the only Caribbean country to just count these visitors at first point of entry. Pointing out that may other nations double or triple counted cruise ship passengers by treating them as new arrivals at every entry point, Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said the Bahamas was on a run to make this best year for cruise visitors of all time. The minister of tourism told Tribune Business that Nassau had seen 1.2 million cruise passengers visits during the first six monthsof 2010, and for the year-to-date the Bahamas as a whole was up by 10-12 per cent year-over-year on both visitor numbers and vis its. There is increasing interest in investing in Bay Street, Mr Van derpool-Wallace said. No question about it. We have had people expressing significant interest once theyve seen what has been hap pening in terms of increasing cruise ship passengers, and seen the quantity of locations and properties that might be available. Theres significant interest. Sales With investors realising that the Bahamas was the only Caribbean nation to count its cruise passengers once, at first port of entry, Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said: The number of sales opportunities are beyond anything in this region, and to people looking to invest in Downtown Nassau, that has become so obvi ous to them. Adding that the cruise business was performing spectacularly for the Bahamas, Mr Vanderpool-Wallace added: It is very clear what is going on. In the midst of a recession, people are choosing the low cost option to visit the Bahamas. Explaining that some 70 per cent of passengers on Bahamasbound cruises only visited islands in this nation, Mr VanderpoolWallace indicated that the Bahamas stopover business was being hurt by having the highest room rate per day of any destination in the region. Average daily room rates for Bahamian hotels were some $100 higher than in Las Vegas, he added. When investors are told of the number of high quality visitors that come to Nassau, and the number of cruise visitors that come to Nassau, the potential spend is so substantial it speaks to a very high interest to invest in Nassau, Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said. Were on a run to make this the best year for cruise passengers of all time. Investor inter est sparked by 10-12% cr uise visitor rise FROM page 1B b een a lifesaver for B EC, they were costing us. It is not know if those costs have been passed on to consumers. However, Mr Cambridge a dded that BEC has devised a maintenance and repair plan for its generators that should have them all in working order by March next year. He said to the room of energy production experts that financial issues often prevent BEC from keeping up with its maintenance plans, but that should be rectified by the new plan. Another challenge facing BEC was the amount of new loads expected to be added to its grid in the next few year across several islands. According to Mr Cambridge, the Baha Mar and Albany projects will require load increases in New Providence, while the second home market demands in Abaco could cause load increases of 5 -6 Megawatts. He said the Corporation was scheduled to hold dis cussions on Baha Mars infrastructure and power generation needs next week. Mr Cambridge outlined for his audience BECs considerations for the future, which included optimisation of its existing assets, the prospects of renewable energy espe cially waste-to-energy -and its environmental responsibilities. General Manager of BEC, Kevin Basden, urged customers to continue to pay their bills on time despite the new increases, and to remember to conserve energy. They can keep the bills down and help the envi ronment, he said. BECs Murphys Law summer FROM page 1B Regulator hints end to oil drilling ban

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FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press Writer GENEVA The Boeing Co. rejected suggestions Tuesday that an immi nent ruling by the world's top trade court on allegations the Chicago plane maker received billions in illegal subsidies should be tied to a similar case against its biggest rival Airbus. The European company claims Boeing's case before the World Trade Organization is key to resolving a wider dispute over government aid to aircraft manufacturers. Airbus itself was found by the Geneva tri bunal to have gained an unfair advantage through billions worth of low-interest loans, infrastructure provisions, and research and development grants. "The two cases are completely separate and deal with very specific issues," said Ted Austell, vice president trade policy at Boeing. "The WTO ruled very clear ly at the end of June that all government money provided to Airbus for development of new aircraft was an illegal subsidy and must stop," he said. "That debate is over and it is time for compliance." "Should the WTO find against U.S. practices, Boeing is prepared to accept compliance with the ruling." The WTO's confidential interim ruling, which will be handed to U.S. and European Union trade officials Wednes day, marks Europe's fight back against Washington's complaint over Airbus. The EU claims Boeing receives billions in backdoor subsidies through NASA and U.S. Defense Department con tracts, and from preferential tax treatment in Washington state. European officials have indicated that they would prefer the two cases be resolved through negotiation, particu larly as the six-year dispute has allowed smaller rivals from Chi na, Brazil, Canada and Russia to gain ground at the expense of the big two. "Only with two reports on the table will there be a window for a balanced discussion, which will be the only way out of this destructive and anachro nistic dispute," said Airbus spokeswoman Maggie Bergs ma. Irrespective of the wider bat tle over government aid to aircraft makers, Wednesday's rul ing will have implications for how Boeing and its suppliers fund and launch new planes, said David Pritchard, a trade specialist at the University at Buffalo. C M Y K C M Y K INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PAGE 4B, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM /(*$/,&( 127,&( ),1$57,6&$3,7$/$1$*(0(17 +2/',1*6/7' 3XUVXDQWWRWKH3URYLVLRQVRI6HFWLRQRIWKH ,QWHUQDWLRQDO%XVLQHVV&RPSDQLHV$FWQRWLFH LVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDWWKHDERYHQDPHG&RPSDQ\KDV EHHQGLVVROYHGDQGVWUXFNRIWKH5HJLVWHUSXUVXDQW WR&HUWLILFDWHRI'LVVROXWLRQLVVXHGWKH5HJLVWUDU *HQHUDORQWKH WK GD\RI '$<$1%2851( /LTXLGDWRU RI ),1$57,6&$3,7$/$1$*(0(17 +2/',1*6/7' EILEEN AJ CONNELLY, AP Business Writer NEW YORK The part of financial reform that requires limiting the fees charged to merchants when customers use debit cards will likely effect just a small portion of Visa Inc. revenue, the payment processor's finance chief said Tuesday. CFO Byron Pollitt said the provision in the financial regulatory overhaul law known as the Durbin Amendment appears to mainly target debit transactions wherein consumers use personal identification numbers, or PIN, to verify their purchases. "Our view on the legislation is that this is much more aimed at PIN debit than signature debit," he said. Signature debit involves the customer signing a receipt for the transaction, as if using a credit card. While Visa has the largest share of debit in the U.S., PINbased transactions are a small portion of the San Francisco company's overall business, Pollitt said. There were 405 million debit cards bearing Visa logos in circulation in the U.S. at the end of March, the latest date for which that figure has been disclosed. Speaking at the Barclay's Capital Financial Services Conference, Pollitt said U.S.-based PIN debit transactions represent about 16 percent of overall revenue. That estimate boosted Visa shares, sending the stock up asmuch as 3.8 percent. Shares then settled back a bit, postinga gain of $1.64, or 2.5 percent, to $67.12. Visa stock has stumbled since the Durbin Amendment made it into the financial regulatory overhaul. Shares reached a 52week high of $97.19 on April 2 7, and closed Monday trading down 31 percent from that peakas investors worried about how much the reforms could hurt the company. The company expects to post revenue between $7.67 billion to $7.95 billion for 2010, while Wall Street expects, on aver a ge, $8.02 billion. STEPHEN BERNARD, AP Business Writer NEW YORK A September rally faltered on the stock market Tuesday a s worries returned about Europe's economy. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index both closed with slight losses, breaking a four-day winning streak. Stocks are still up strongly this September, a historically weak m onth for the market. Stocks had edged higher for much of the day following positive reports on U.S. retail sales and business inventories, but retreated in the final 10 minutes of trading as investors' enthusiasm waned. Disappointing news from o verseas hung over the market all day. European markets struggled to end barely higher after reports that German investor confidence fell sharply in September and industrial production unexpectedly stagnated during July in the coun-t ries that use the euro. Stocks in Tokyo also fell after the yen t ouched another 15-year high against the dollar, which is bad news for Japanese exporters. In other signs that investors remain cautious, gold climbed to another record and Treasury prices rose, sending interestr ates lower. The Dow fell 17.64, or 0.2 p ercent, to close at 10,526.49 and the S&P 500 lost 0.8 point, or 0.1 percent, to end at 1,121.10. The Nasdaq edged up 4.06, or 0.2 percent, at 2,289.77. Signs of modest growth have been enough to get traders to put more money into stocks in September and shake off malaise about the economy that dogged the market for most of August. However analysts caution that the gains have come amid very light volume, a sign that many investors aren't participating in the market and may still be skeptical about how well the economy is doing. The losses Tuesday for the Dow and S&P 500 were only the second so far this month. The earlier loss on Sept. 7 was also triggered about renewed worries over Europe after news reports questioned the health of European banks. September is usually a weak month for stocks but this year has been an exception. Even after Tuesday's losses the Dow is still up 5.1 percent in September, but 6.1 percent belowi ts 2010 high reached on April 26. For the year to date it's up 0 .9 percent. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that retail sales rose in August at their fastest pace in five months and slightly beat forecasts. The modestly higher growth is in line withe conomic reports over the past two weeks indicating that the e conomy continues to expand, though at a sluggish pace. Retailers including Macy's Inc. and J.C. Penney Co. rose after the retail sales report. Electronics retailer Best Buy Co. also jumped after the com p any reported income that easily topped forecasts and raised its full-year outlook. The primary question investors are still struggling withi s, "does the economy just muddle along?" asked Michael S heldon, chief market strategist at RDM Financial Group. He predicted the economy is more likely to continue to grow slowly than to fall back into recession. In another encouraging sign o n the economy, business inventories jumped in July by t heir largest amount in two years and business sales rebounded after two months of declines. The upturn followed months of weak sales as people remain worried about keeping their jobs. F alling stocks slightly outpaced gaining ones on the New York Stock Exchange, where volume was 923 million shares. Bond prices rose, driving d own interest rates. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note, w hich moves in the opposite direction as its price, fell to 2.68 percent from 2.75 percent late Monday. Its yield is used as a gauge to set interest rates on mortgages and other consumer loans. G old hit a record earlier in the day, climbing as high as $ 1,276.50 an ounce, before settling at $1,271.70 an ounce. Macy's rose 60 cents, or 2.9 percent, to $21.65, while J.C. Penney climbed $1.66, or 7.4 percent, to $23.99. Best Buy jumped $2.08, or 6 percent, to$ 36.73. MAE ANDERSON, AP Retail Writer NEW YORK Growth in Best Buy Co.'s expanding cell phone business helped the electronics retailer's secondquarter net income jump 60 percent, the company said Tuesday. Best Buy sounded an optimistic note about the holiday season and raised its guidance for the year. Its shares rose 6 percent. CEO Brian Dunn said shoppers are still "highly selective" in their spending. "We believe, however, that this will change in our favor over the back half of the year," he said. "Customers traditionally rotate their spend ing to our categories during the holiday shopping season and a strong lineup of products coming across the board reinforces our confidence." In the three months ended Aug. 28, revenue in stores open at least fourteen months edged down 0.1 percent and sales of flat-screen TVs continued to be weak. But that was offset by strength at Best Buy Mobile, which Best Buy has aggres sively expanding. Best Buy Mobile is "the single biggest driver of profit growth for us this year," said Dunn. As smart phone sales increase, customers have been buying more accessories, services and protection plans, the company said. So far this fiscal year, 34 Best Buy Mobile stores have opened for a total of 110. At least 50 more are to open by the end of the year, includ ing 11 this month. There also are 1100 Mobile areas within regular Best Buy stores. Second quarter net income rose to $254 million, or 60 cents per share. That compares with $158 million, or 37 cents per share, last year. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, on average, predicted net income of 44 cents per share. Revenue rose 3 percent to $11.34 billion, from $11.02 billion last year. Sales of TVs, video game consoles, video games, music and movies fell. TVs have been a weak spot for electronics sellers as price declines, which drive new purchases, are less dramatict han in the past. Domestic revenue rose 3 percent to $11.3 billion while international revenue rose6 percent to $2.9 billion. Best Buy said its domestic market share fell slightly during the quarter because a shortage of Apple Inc.'s iPads during the early days after its release plus continued weakness in entertain ment software and fewer home theater sales. However, Best Buy said it expects its market s hare to rise for the full fiscal year. Looking forward to the holidays, Dunn said the company will shift space in stores to better per forming items. CD and DVD sections will shrink to give more room to mobile products, electronic readers, gaming products, and tablets like the iPad. Dunn said he expects 3-D gaming will be big for the holidays, which could in turn drive demand for 3-D televisions. "We think Best Buy's customer-centric model and focused product offering will support market share gains this holiday season," said Standard & Poor's analyst Michael Souers. Best Buy now expects full-year net income of $3.70 per share, up from $3.55. That includes a benefit of 10 cents per share because of share repurchases. Analysts expect $3.36 per share. The company expects full year revenue to grow 5 percent to $52 billion. Analysts expect $52.03 billion. Shares rose $2.08 to $36.73. The stock has traded between $30.90 and $48.83 dur ing the past year. Stocks edge down, breaking a four-day winning streak TAKINGA LOOK: A consumer at the Best Buy store Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, in Glendale, California. ( AP Photo /David Karp) Traders and specialists work the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange after the start of trading, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, in New York. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped nearly 115 points ine arly morning trading. Broad indexes also rose more than 1 percent. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS Visa: Finance reform affects 16 pct of revenue BEST BUY 2Q NET INCOME JUMPS 60 PCT ON SALES RISE Boeing says trade ruling no case for negotiation

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MELISSA RAYWORTH, For The Associated Press I t was once a huge red flag: When a car's odometer would hit 100,000 miles, "it was almost a magic threshold that meant the car was probably worn out," says Kay Wynter, who runs an auto service center in Fort Myers, Fla., with her husband, Terry. But thanks to improvements in car design and maintenance, the milestone of 100,000 miles now means something very different. Although some cars are ready for trade-in at that threshold, many others can travel twice as far without major repairs. What allows one car to pass the 100,000-mile barrier with few repair bills, while another is ready for the junkyard? It's all about preventive medicine. "It's just like when you get to be 70 and everyone tells you the same thing: Exercise, eat right, take care of yourself," says Lauren Fix, author of "Lauren Fix's Guide to Loving Your Car" (St. Martin's Griffin, 2008). Feeding your car the right things and taking it for regular checkups will make all the difference. O O P P E E N N T T H H E E B B O O O O K K The key to keeping your car running smoothly is probably tucked at the bottom of your glove compartment, under the spare napkins and ketchup packets. It's the owner's manua l, which most people ignore at their peril. "There is a schedule i n the manual that runs well over 100,000 miles," says Fix, and it lists when to replace parts likely to be wearing out. The list will vary for different cars, so check yours and follow it. Newer cars may have the maintenance schedule built into an internal computer. A blink ing light or a beep will announce that it's time to replace certain parts, says autoeducation.com founder Kevin Schappell. "Things like the water pump and timing belt should be changed before you notice a problem," Schappell says. Replacing them won't be huge ly expensive, but "if that belt breaks, it can cause internal damage to the engine, or if the water pump fails, you can overheat the engine and warp the cylinder head." T hat's when things get expensive. "Typically, around 100,000 or 120,000 miles there are some major preventative maintenance things that need to be done," Schappell says, so it's a great time to catch up if you've been lax until now. G G E E T T F F L L U U E E N N T T A A B B O O U U T T F F L L U U I I D D S S The liquids that go into your car (gas, oil, brake fluid, power steering fluid, etc.) are crucial to its survival. To extend the life of your car beyond 100,000 miles, these experts suggest frequent oil changes and fluid checks done at dealerships or full-service auto centers. The staff at a quick-change lube shop, Fix says, isn't likely to have extensive training. Often, "they don't have experience," she says, "so they'll top off long-life fluid with non-long-life or they'll put power-steering fluid where the brake fluid ought to be." These mistakes cause damage, but the car owner doesn't realize it until well after the discount oil-change was done. In choosing oil, Fix advises buying full synthetics. They "actually will lube the engine better. It's designed for longer life. There are less emissions, so it's greener. There's slightly better fuel economy and better performance," she says. "There are no negatives except it costs a little more." Whichever oil you choose, Schappell says, be consistent over time. That way you won't mix synthetics and blends, which can cause problems. Gas also matters: Different cars benefit from different types, so check your manual. "For a Honda which runs really hot because of the compres sion, if it says run premium, then run premium," Fix says. "But if it says there's no benefitf rom premium gas," you don't need it. F F I I N N D D T T H H E E R R I I G G H H T T S S H H O O P P "Do your research," says Terry Wynter, and choose the best people to extend the life of your car. Ask friends and neighbors, and search online for reviews of repair shops. Once you've chosen one, get to know the staff and ask ques tions. "Consumers are smarter now than ever before" about their cars, Wynter says, but many still are uncomfortable asking for details about work that needs to be done. Sticking with your car's deal er can be a safe choice, because the staff will be trained to work on your car. But over the life of a high-mileage car, regular maintenance at a dealership can get pricey. "Rates at an independent shop may be about $40 to $50 an hour," Schappell says, "but you're paying probably $60 to $90 an hour at a dealer." The cost of repairs can vary widely depending on the brand of car. Parts for some vehicles, including exotic cars and some German models, can be hard to get, driving up their cost. That can be a reason to trade in a car just before the 100,000mile threshold. At 100,000 miles, Fix says, "it is out of warranty and you've got to consider that." When you do replace parts, there are ways to save money: "A quick oil-change place will charge you $50 for an $18 air filter," she says, because you're mainly paying for labor. But an auto-parts store will charge you only the $18 price tag, she says, and "you can buy it and say, I don't know how to put this on. They'll do it as a courtesy." T T H H E E T T Y Y P P E E O O F F M M I I L L E E S S M M A A T T T T E E R R It may seem surprising, but highway driving puts less stress on a car that tooling around locally. It requires less quick braking and acceleration, and moisture under the hood has a chance to evaporate. "Cars that do a lot of short trips will require exhaust work a lot sooner than car that travels on the highway a lot," Schappell says. Fix agrees: With local driving, "if you sit in rush hour traffic, tow a trailer, idle outside a school, drive on dusty roads, that's considered severe duty." Local driving in colder climates can also cause buildup of ice and snow under the car, which may contain corrosive chemicals. Fix suggests hosing it off on slightly warmer days. She also suggests waxing your car regularly. Sound like a lot of work to keep a car zooming along past 100,000 miles? "It's your second most expensive investment. You want to take care of it," says Fix. "With your home, something needs fixing and you get on it," she says. "With your car, especially one with a lot of miles you have to get on it right away too." These small investments will add years to the life of your car. C M Y K C M Y K I NTERNATIONAL BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010, PAGE 5B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 127,&( LAS VEGAS Tourism officials in Las Vegas have approved a deal to bring a big airline industry conference to the United States for the first time in 2013. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority on Tuesday unanimously approved spending $2.2 million to bring the World Route Development Forum to town. The conference owned by England-based UBM Aviation is billed as the world's largest air transportation show, attracting some 3,000 transit officials. LONDON Europe got further evidence that its unexpectedly strong economic recovery is slowing, with the news that Germany investor confidence fell sharply in September and industrial production in the eurozone unexpectedly stagnated during July. The twin pieces of economic data have reinforced the view that the 16-nation eurozone economy, which grew by a quarterly rate of 1 percent in the second quarter of the year equivalent to an annualized rate of over 4 percent is coming off the boil in the wake of faltering economic growth in the U.S. Better-than-expected retail sales data in the U.S. gave a bit of support to stocks in Europe, however, and Germany's DAX rose 0.2 percent, the CAC-40 in France ended 0.2 percent higher while the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares ended almost unchanged. ___ SHANGHAI China's currency advanced to a fresh high against the U.S. dollar for the third straight trading day as U.S. lawmakers prepared for hearings this week on Beijing's foreign exchange policies. China's leaders routinely shrug off complaints that the tightly regulated yuan is undervalued, giving the country's exporters an artificial advantage over U.S. manufacturers. But the crescendo of criticism over the issue in Washington as November elections approach appears to be encouraging Beijing to move a bit faster on allowing the yuan to gain in value. Shanghai's benchmark stock index eked out a marginal increase of less than 0.1 percent. ___ VIENNA OPEC is "comfortable" with current oil prices and does not want to "rock the boat" as the world recovers from its worst recession in decades, the group's secretary general said, while acknowledging that the group faces abundant challenges in a rapidly changing market. The assurance by Abdalla El-Badri reflects the sense of caution that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries as it looks to balance an oil market still feeling the effects of the global economic meltdown. El-Badri said that a change both in prices and production quotas this year depends on "circumstances." But he declined to comment directly on what OPEC members would do at their meeting a month from now. The group has left its output quotas unchanged since December 2008. ___ TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan may have fended off a challenge from a powerful politician in his own party, but now he faces the more daunting task of reviving an economy that has sputtered under five premiers over the past four years. Kan, who took office just three months ago, vowed to use the vic tory over Ichiro Ozawa to push ahead with efforts to cap spending, create jobs and build unity within the often fractious ruling Democratic Party of Japan. Experts said that Kan must now prove himself capable of tackling several serious challenges including diplomatic friction with China and the United States, an emboldened opposition and a fastrising yen that is threatening to stall Japanese exports. The yen hit a fresh 15-year high versus the dollar below 83 yen, and Japan's Nikkei closed 0.2 percent lower. ___ L ONDON Higher prices for clothes and plane tickets helped keep Britain's inflation rate at 3.1 percent in August, the ninth straight month it has stayed above the official target of 2 percent. ___ BUCHAREST, Romania A union leader says more than 30,000 public sector workers in Romania will go on strike over wage cuts. ___ ATHENS, Greece Greece raised euro1.17 billion ($1.5 bil lion) in an oversubscribed sale of 26-week treasury bills, in the first of a regular monthly debt issue as Greece tests the market's appetite for buying Greek debt. ___ DUBLIN Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's downgraded its outlook for Bank of Ireland from stable to negative, citing the weak Irish economy and heavy state supports. ___ HAVANA Cuba's communist leaders have already determined what soon-to-be-dismissed workers should do after they get pink slips in sweeping government layoffs. They detailed a plan for workers to raise rabbits, paint buildings, make bricks, collect garbage and pilot ferries across Havana's bay. Many of the 500,000 workers tossed from state jobs into the marketplace could see their new enterprises fail within a year, officials acknowledge. Cuba will cut the state employees by March 2011 and help them get work in the private sector, in the most sweeping reforms instituted since President Raul Castro took over from his brother in 2008. SEESTORYON PAGES 6 and 7 ___ BERLIN Germany's finance minister told parliament that the country's efforts to reduce the deficit, which include sharp spend ing cuts and taxes hikes, are necessary to avoid a repeat of the eurozone's debt crisis. NEW YORK (AP Tuesday lowered its ratings for homebuilder PulteGroup Inc., saying the company's earnings will likely remain weak into next year due to a slower-than-expected U.S. housing recovery. The homebuilder posted its first quarterly profit in nearly four years for the quarter ended in June, but S&P doesn't anticipate that improvement to continue in the near term. "We do not expect PulteGroup to report substantial profits in the second half of 2010 or in 2011 because the housing market is recovering more slowly than we had previously anticipated," said credit analyst James Fielding. National Australia Bank Ltd. has pulled out of its bid to buy insurer AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Ltd. after Australian antitrust regulators blocked the $12 billion deal for the second time since April. NAB, as the Australian bank is known, said in March that it would buy AXA Asia Pacific, retain the New Zealand and Australian businesses and sell the Asian business back to the parent company, Paris based AXA. The bid was in direct competition with a rival offer from AMP Ltd. But the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has opposed NAB's deal on grounds it would slash competition in the retail investment platform market. The market is dominated by NAB, Westpac and Macquarie Group. NAB had sought to sell AXA APH's North wealth.net platform to IOOF Holdings Ltd. to appease the regulator, but the effort was not enough to convince regulators. What to do when your car reaches 100,000 miles M ILESAHEAD: T his Jan. 28, 2006 file photo shows an odometer r eading 203,415 miles. In the 1970s, most experts considered 100,000 miles to be the benchmark of longevity. Typical passenger cars now surpass 150,000 miles, while most pickups, sport utility vehicles and vans cross the 180,000-mile barrier. A P P h o t o / M i k e M u s i e l k i F I L E GLOBAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS THEASSOCIATED PRESS AP briefs Australian Bank gives up $12B bid for insur er AXA Airline conference coming to Vegas in 2013 Standar d & Poor's lowers ratings on PulteGroup

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(Over-The-Counter Securities)29 May 2015 W WW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE:242-323-2330 | FACSIMILE: 242-323-232019 October 2022 Prime + 1.75% Prime + 1.75% 6.95%20 November 2029TUESDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER 2010BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,525.29 | CHG -0.04 | %CHG 0.00 | YTD -40.09 | YTD % -2.56BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)M aturity 19 October 2017FINDEX: CLOSE 000.00 | YTD 00.00% | 2009 -12.31%30 May 2013 52wk Hi 52wk Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Daily Vol EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield 10.065.01Bahamas Supermarkets5.016.0114.00-2.9450.000N/M0.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.350.400.550.0010.000256.60.00% 41.0029.00ABDAB30.1331.5929.004.5400.0009.030.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.450.550.550.0020.000261.900.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowFund NameNAVYTD%Last 12 Months %NAV 3MTH 1.49041.4005CFAL Bond Fund1.49043.59%6.42%1.475244 2.92652.8266CFAL MSI Preferred Fund2.91150.85%0.23%2.926483 1.55021.4920CFAL Money Market Fund1.55022.86%3.91%1.533976 3.20252.8522Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund2.8624-8.16%-7.49% 13.638813.0484Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund13.42860.46%2.40% 109.3929101.6693CFAL Global Bond Fund109.39295.20%7.60%107.570620 105.779593.1998CFAL Global Equity Fund100.1833-1.52%3.56%105.779543 1.12231.0000FG Financial Preferred Income Fund1.12723.43%5.28% 1.09171.0000FG Financial Growth Fund1.09482.51%6.10% 1.11981.0000FG Financial Diversified Fund1.12753.37%5.64% 9.59559.1005Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 19.59552.71%5.96% 11.236110.0000Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 210.3734-3.69%3.38% 10.00009.1708Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 39.1708-8.29%-8.29% 7.96644.8105Royal Fidelity Int'l Fund Equities Sub Fund7.5827-1.74%11.58% BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price 52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeksBid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity 52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeksAsk $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volumeLast Price Last traded over-the-counter price Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volumeWeekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week Change Change in closing price from day to dayEPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded todayNAV Net Asset Value DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 monthsN/MNot Meaningful P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earningsFINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100 (S) 4-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 8/8/2007 (S1) 3-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 7/11/200731-Aug-10BISX Listed Mutual FundsNAV Date 31-Jul-10 31-Aug-10 31-Aug-10CFAL Securities Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)TO TRADE CALL: CFAL 242-502-7010 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 | FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 | COLONIAL 242-502-752531-Jul-10 30-Jun-10 31-Aug-10 27-Aug-10 31-Aug-10MARKET TERMS31-Aug-10 NAV 6MTH 1.452500 2.906205 1.518097 103.987340 101.725415 30-Jun-10 31-Aug-10 31-Jul-10 31-Aug-10 0$;(1(%$=,/(RI0DFNH\ 3%2;1$66$8%$+$0$6 0$5,2%289,(5( /$*5('(//(3(7(5621RI:(67/$9$'$ 1$66$8%$+$0$6 /$6+$1'$/$5($/$/%85< RI&/$5,'*(52$'3%2;1$66$8 %$+$0$6 path to economic reform (AP Photo/Javier Galeano LININGUP: Government employees line up to enter a state-run bus after work in Old Havana, Cuba, Monday Sept. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/ Franklin Reyes ) STATE OFACTIVITY: Workers repair shoes in La Habanera state owned workshop in Havana, Cuba, Monday, 13, 2010. Raul Castros government announced Monday it will cast off at least half a million state employees by mid-2011 and reduce restrictions on private enterprise to help them find new jobs. Soviet Union forced cash-strapped Cuba to legalize the U.S. dollar and allow people to open private restaurants and small veg etable stands. Many of those reforms were rolled back once the severe economic crisis eased. It was Fidel Castro himself who led the effort to scale back those reforms and now his brother is in charge. Indeed, analysts said the tone of this week's announcement is entirely different, signaling that the changes are here to stay. "When they expanded self-employment in the 1990s, it was to get out of a crisis, and officials really didn't want to talk about it," said P hil Peters, a Cuba specialist at the Lexington Institute near Washington. "But here, Raul Castro has decided that the government and its enterprises have to shed a large number of employees, and so this shift to the private sector is to achieve one of his strategic objectives." The document obtained by AP which is dated Aug. 24 and laid out like a PowerPoint presentation with bullet points and large headlines said many laid-off workers will be urged to form private cooperatives. Others will be pushed into jobs at fore ign-run companies and joint ventures. Still more will need to set up small business particularly in the areas of transportation, food and house rental. It even explained what to look for when deciding whom to lay off. Those whose pay is not in line with their low productivity and those who lack discipline or are not interested in work will go first. It said some dismissed workers should be offered jobs in the public sector. The plan hints at higher wages for the best workers something Raul Castro has been promising for years but said, "It is not poss ible to reform salaries in the current situation." The outline includes a long list of "ideas for cooperatives," including raising animals and growing vegetables, construction jobs, driving a taxi and repairing automobiles even making sweets and dried fruit. But it warned that many of the fledgling businesses won't get off the ground because laid-off workers often lack the experience, skill or initiative to make it on their own. "Many of them could fail within a year," the document said, with out outlining what to do with people whose enterprises go under. T he reforms received a lukewarm response from Washington, with a State Department spokesman noting the U.S. is also interested in seeing political change on the island. "Opening the Cuban system economically and politically is clearly in the interest of the Cuban people," State Department spokesman Charles Luoma-Overstreet told AP. "If these changes in fact provide for more space for individual Cuban entrepreneurs and businesses to operate, that would be positive." Already, 823,000 Cubans work in the private sector, including a bout 144,000 that work for themselves legally. The state still employs the other 84 percent of the 5.1 million-member work force. Those statistics don't include an unknown number of Cubans working quietly on the black market, who pay no tax on what they earn. In a country where doctors and scientists make only slightly more than the national average monthly salary of $20, it is not uncommon to see surgeons driving illegal taxis in their spare time. The internal document refers to a "new tax system" that will be "more personalized and more rigorous." It says taxes will be coll ected on wages, sales, social security payments to retirees and on small businesses that employ people. The payroll tax is particularly striking, as it envisions some Cubans getting rich off the labor of their compatriots, a major departure for a government that long said it was marching toward an egalitarian utopia. Some doubt the change can be pulled off. Oscar Espinosa Chepe, a state-trained economist who is now an anti-communist dissident, said the changes are long overdue. But he worried that the government would not create an environment c onducive to private enterprise and instead would try to mandate free enterprise from above. "If they are going to start cooperatives, they need to let people make their own decisions, without imposing anything on them," he said. "The cooperatives need to be real initiatives of those doing the producing, not created from on high." Peters, who has long favored expanded cooperation with Cuba, acknowledged the challenges, but said he had no doubt the government would follow through. "These are serious changes that are going to expand the private sector in Cuba and improve the wel fare of many thousands of Cuban families as they engage in entre preneurship," he said. "There are going to be zigs and zags because it is a big change, but it is clearly a move toward a much larger private sector inside a socialist economy." Euridis Rivero, 34, who makes a living selling pizza and ham sandwiches from his private stand in Havana, could be a vision of Cuba's future. He pays 315 Cuban pesos ($15 and keeps any other profits for himself. Rivero said the sweeping changes announced Monday are good, but that many who have grown accustomed to a steady state paycheck will have trouble adjusting. "People are worried," he said. "They like working for the state, but the state can't afford to pay them." (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes F OCUSED: M anuel Cardenas repairs shoes in La Habanera staterun workshop in Havana, Cuba, Monday Sept. 13, 2010. FROM page 6B

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C M Y K C M Y K T ASTE T HE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010, PAGE 9B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM T h e T r i b u n e J ust a few images of what, we the Bahamas, looked like 40...50...60 years in the past. Flash Back BY ROLAND ROSE The nightclubs of the Nassau in the 50s and 60s were not just for tourists. Bahamians from all walks of life enjoyed the entertainment. By ALESHA CADET and JEFFARAH GIBSON Tribune Features Writers T he first thing to take into account when dinning at a restaurant is the service. A restaurant can have the best chef on the island cooking the best food, but if the service is not par excellence there is no reason to partronise that particular establishment. The food must be well prepared, which means the food must not only be delicious but its hould also be presented in an excellent manner and thea mbiance must be one that is c omfortable, Nellys Deli is all t hat and more! Horatio Smith, the new manager and owner of Nellys Deli was excited when he spoke to Tribune Taste about booming business at the deli, Business hasb een good and we are still advertising, we did well. Once we opened up our doors, we were immediately busy, he said. We also offer Christmas parties as well as office parties. We j ust want to be able to provide for t he community. We have not started delivery service as yet but it is something we want to do, hes aid. Mr Smith told Tribune Taste that their intentions is for Nellys D eli to be a place where its chill a nd cool and patrons can feel free to sit, relax and read a book if they want. H e explained that during his first week the staff had to be doubled, the business was so good, the line was actually out of the d oor. People trust our opinions so you know that is exciting. In thisa rea we have competition and there is nothing that separates people from going to them andc oming to us, except for good service, he said. The deli is decorated with featured paintings from local artist, w e are going to feature new artist SEE page 11 Nelly s Deli Provides excellence ser vice

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C M Y K C M Y K ENTERT AINMENT P AGE 10B, WEDNESDA Y SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 THE TRIBUNE T O DISCUSS ST ORIES ON THIS P A GE LOG ON T O WWW .TRIBUNE242.COM THINGS 2 DO Sept 15 and18 Bahamas Rowing & Skulling Federations Inaugural Meetings The general public and espe cially rowing, skulling and kayak ing enthusiasts are invited to two inaugural meetings of the newlyformed Bahamas Rowing and Skulling Federation. Agenda is open and includes all topics exploring possibilities for rowing, skulling and kayaking in the Bahamas. Come and meet other fans, share your ideas and help us form a plan. These sports take place on lakes, rivers and the ocean. Several ocean rowing world records have been held and broken in the Bahamas! Come to the Sheraton lobby (upstairs), Cable Beach, Nassau on Wednesday Sept 15 at 7pm and on Saturday Sept 18 from 9 am and 12 pm RSVP at: 376-7081 or email: bahamasrowing@gmail.com Sept 18 Bob Marley: Man, Myth and Music: Jung Society Dinner Presentation The Jung Society of Nassau invites the public to a special din ner presentation on Bob Marley: Man, Myth and Music. Dr Rick Overman examines the archetypes manifested in Marley's life and music and what his powerfully emotional image carries for the collective psyche. Dr Overman is a Floridalicensed psychologist. He received his Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and his Master's Degree in Religious Studies from Indiana University. The event will be held at 6pm at the Marley Resort & Spa. Dress is upscale casual. Tickets: $75 ($150 VIP), available at Marley Resort, Logos Bookstore and Unity Center of Light or by calling 328-6523. Now Open Providence Pilates Studio Launches New JunkanooFit Classes Dynamo Instructor John Mills has launched his unique JunkanooFit exercise classes at Providence Pilates Studio. JunkanooFit combines Bahamian music, Junkanoo grooves with karate combos and aerobics. Great for cardio, endurance and strength. Perfect for getting fit for Bay Street. Held five days a week at Providence Pilates Studio, Grosvenor Close West, off Shirley St, Nassau. There a limited spaces so individuals are encouraged to book their spots as soon as possible. For more information call 3230121. Sept 18 Saturday 6th Annual Free Legal Clinic Halsbury Chambers presents its 6th annual Free Legal Clinic that provides the information you need for the life you want. The event starts at 9am-4pm at Halsbury Chambers. Consultations only! Space is limited. For more information call 393-4551. Sept 22 Wednesday BIFF Film Series: Desert Wedding and Traces of the Trade The Bahamas International Film Festival continues its film series with the films, Desert Wedding and Traces of the Trade, 7.30pm at Old Fort Bay. Cost: $12/per screening; $100/complete package, including popcorn. T: 325-5747. See www.bintlfilmfest.com. By JEFFARAH GIBSON Tribune Features Writer A N E W g e ne r a t io n of a rt is t s ha s emerged who seek to revoluntize th e mu si c in d us try b ot h l o c a ll y a n d internation ally. They hav e b lended t hei r t alen ts int o a var iet y of ge nres not tradi tion ally h ea r d but w hi c h h a ve b ec om e a b r e at h o f fresh air in the musical world. Tra vi s TEF F J ohn son is on e of those artists who are contributing t o th is rev olu tio n. Wit h hi s d ual e t h n i ci t y h e h a s f u s ed b o t h t h e g e nre of hi s ro ot s, a n d th e g e n re of hi s p la c e o f bi rth i n hi s m us ic An d for the first time he is introducing hi mse l f an d th is ne w sty le of mu si c t o t h e Bah am as t h e Car i bb ea n, and the rest of the world. T he n ew g enr e whi ch h e ca ll s r eg /h op i nt er t wi nes t he r h yt hm s of both reggae and hip hop. I was bor n in P hila delphia and I w a s ra is e d i n J a m a i c a S o I d e c i d e d t o s t a y t r u e t o w h o I a m b ecau s e as a m us i cian yo u mu s t k n o w w h e r e y o u c o m e f r o m t o kn ow wher e you are goi ng, the artist told Tribune Entertainment I l o v e re g g a e a n d I l ov e h i p h o p and so instead of sticking to one genre we decided to fuse the two t o g e t h e r a n d i t s o u n d e d r e a l l y g o o d a n d I h a v e n t g o t a b a d review, he said. B e c a u s e r e g g a e i s v i e w e d b y some people as negative, and sex u al l y s u g ge s t iv e, es pe ci al l y wi t h onslaug ht of the m or e fla mboy ant a rt is ts Te f f sa i d h e w an t s to di m in ish the negative connotation usu ally associated with reggae music. Some people are not attracted to reggae music because it is hard to unders tand. W hat I am trying to do is give reggae music a little mor e subst a nce and make it more unde r sta ndab le and I a m tr y ing to make the non listeners of reggae music love it, he said. C u r r e n t l y T E F F s m u s i c h a s been s ur facing on t elevisi on and r a d i o s t a t io n s i n t h e U S A UK and Jamaica. T EF F s u n iq u e v e r s a ti l i t y h a s bee n com pare d to tha t o f H ip pop icon Kanye West with a reggae and Afr ic an flair. As an artist his flow s a re both ly ric al and sub s ta ntial which is the reason why pro m o t e r s a n d s h o w c o o r d i n a t o r s a li ke c o ul d no t he l p bu t op en t he ir doors for the young artist to per f o r m h i s s i n g l e T o p T o p a n d Hop Up. T E F F i s d o i n g i t l i k e a l l t h e artists trying to get their foot into the music industry H e has r e c entNew ar tist T eff introduces himself to the local music industry By ALESHA CADET Tribune Feature s Writer C HRISTOPHER Jayson Dane Adderley also known as The "PrezidentialWun" is recognised for his "powerhouse of possibilities". H e b ri n g s a b o l d h y b ri d a p p r o a c h t o m e d i a co n ce p ts, b roa d ca sti ng a rt, m us ic a n d t he e v e r h ig h ly s crut in ise d f re es ty le f or m o f ex p re ssi on Al th ou gh ju st 2 2, he ha s al re ad y wo rk ed as a t ra in e r a t Bod y Zo ne G y m wa ite d t ab le s at th e Ba cca ra t Re sta u ra nt a t S an d al s Roy a l Ba ha m ia n Re so rt fo r a 1 4 -m on th p e rio d a nd h a d a y e a r-l on g s tin t a s a g u e st se rv ice s a ge n t a t Ke rzne r In te rn a t io na l 's A tla n ti s R e so rt At s i xtee n C h r i s pin c h ed his pen nies by sav ing lunc h money and w orki ng od d j obs to buy his own car. "I must say, I gue s s his m obi lity w asn't only u p ward fro m a yo u ng ag e b ut l it er al ly ho rizo n ta lly ea st to we st o n the b usy stre ets of Nassau e x p e r i e n ci n g t h e b u st l i n g h u s t l e a n d d i g g i n g a cl e a r p a th t o h i s o wn l i t tl e g ro o v e sa i d T u e s d a y W h it e h is m a na g e r. Acco rd in g to Ms Wh it e, Ch ris t ak e o n a rt a nd cu lt ur e is d e fin i te ly se con d n at ur e. M a de i n th e 8 0 's h e ha s al l th e q u al i ti e s o f a g e n e ra t io n y ba b y ( 19 8 0 1 9 9 0) ; sm a rt m o ut h" qu ir ky st yl e st re e t s ma rt s. H e c o u p l e s a l l o f t h i s w i t h a n a m b i t i o u s p o s i t i v e o u tl oo k on li fe t o g i v e yo u a we ll -ro un d e d Na ssa u b o rn y o un g m an wi th t he sa v v y an d swa gg e r o f a g e n t le m a n y e a r s h is se n i or Ch ri s h a s be e n w il l in g t o e x pe ri me n t a nd t ak e r isk s ar tis tica l ly fro m th e v e ry be g in n in g, s he sa id In h is Qu e e n' s Co ll e g e da y s, h e am a ze d a ta l e n t s ho w a u di e nce a lo ng wit h a fe w o th er cla ss m a t e s, wi th a n e l ab o ra t e p e rfo rm a n ce o f D r D re s G u il ty Co nsci e nce a n d th us e m b ar ke d on th e journey int o the w orl d of m us ic and the a r t of f ree st y le e x p re ssio n C h ri st w e n t o n t o b u i l d m o m e n t u m a n d cu l t i v a t e h is wil d-fire ta len ts i n 200 6 whe n he jo ine d the ca st o f th e hi la ri ou s an d h ig hl y f av o red com e dy s h o w D a S P O T c re a t e d b y T h o u g h t Ka t ch e r s he ad d ed Th i s f l o w co n ti n u e d i nt o 2 0 0 7 wh e r e Ch ri s m a x i m i s e d o n h i s p o p u l a r i ty to e n t e rt a i n n i g h tl i f e rs b y h o st i n g t h e S a t i s f a ct i o n S e r i e s ; a g ro u p o f p a r ti e s t a rge t in g t he ur ba n so ci al sce ne wit h fo u r e v e nt s f rom Ma y to A ug u st of t ha t y e a r. Chr is' j ou rne y to a chi e ve g rea tn e ss con tin u ed i n 2 0 08 wh en he fo ll owe d up w ith th e Th e In a ug u ra ti o n" a t Pl us h o n Ea st Ba y St re e t; a no t he r v e r y w e l l a t t e n d e d c r o w d p l e a s i n g e v e n t I n O ct o b e r 2 0 0 8 h e t h e n j o i n e d w e l l k n o wn w r i t e r a n d t v p e r s o n a l i t y N a d i n e Thom as-B rown to c o-ho s t R o ots & Cu lt ur e TV, a sh o w l oca l ly a i re d on Ca b le 12 H i s v e r y f i rs t i n t e rv i e w s, f i l m e d a t Nyg ard Cay w i th the e ve r -cha rism ati c CEO of Te mp o N e tworks, F re de ri ck Mo rto n Jr w as ju st th e s t e l l a r e x p e r i e n c e t h a t Ch r i s n e e d e d to k n o w th a t he wa s d e fi n it e ly i n te l ev i sio n t o st ay In 2 0 0 9 h e b e g a n l e n di n g h is v o i ce a s t a le n t in ra dio c o mm ercia ls fo r BTC a n d Fi de l it y Ba n k. M s W h i t e s a i d : T h e l i s t g oe s on an d o n a nd on to b ig g e r a n d b e t t e r s t h i n g s t h a t se em to fa ll in h is la p at ti me s, b u t up o n r ef le ct io n th ey a re b e ne fi ts r eaped aft er years of taki ng chances and nurtur i ng his hom e g rown g ood ne ss." H e s g o t p r o j e c t s i n t h e w o r k s f o r 2 0 1 0 t h a t w i l l r e d e f i n e B a h a m i a n c u l t u r e a r t a n d m u s i c w i t h a s u r g e L o o k l i s t e n, a n d b e re a d y f o r it !" sh e s a i d On any g iven W edn esda y y o u w i l l f i n d C h r i s h i m s e l f h o s t i n g t h e e v en t E x p r e s s Yourself a t Th e Hub fo r a cr owd of eag er list en er s and we e k ly a rt ist ic fa i th fu l. M s W h i t e t o l d T r i b u n e E n t e r t a i n m e n t th at it' s be en m o re t ha n a y e a r si n ce C h ri s s ta rt e d to d ra w cu ri ou s m in d s a n d n ee d y e a rs to th is O p en Mic empor ium of tor me n ted minds and lyr ic al t o n g u e s H e p r e v i o u s l y h o s t e d T o m Br o w n M e d i a s E x pr e ss Yo u rse l f o p e n m i c s h ow a t D a Bri d g e B a r a nd G ri l l o n Ea st Ba y S tr e e t. Th e cre at iv e y ou n g ma n p la ns to con ti n ue wi th t he sh o w u nd e r P re zid e nt ia l Pro m ot io n s wi th th e n e w n a me MIC CH ECK 1 2 ,4 2" Th e s ho w f e at u r e s l i v e p e r f o r m a n c e s w e e k l y b y Ba h a m i a n e n t e r tai ners well known for the ir orig inal songs and p oe t ry da n ce a n d ot he r a rti sti c ex p re ssi on s. Each wee k t he s ho w a ls o fe at ure s ne w a rtist s wi th th e ir ren d it io ns of ol d fa v ori te s a n d cr ea t iv e Fr eeport Gr and Ba h a m a Set i n t h e b a c k d r o p o f t h e b e a u t i f u l Bahamas, Glassidor is a fast paced science fiction adventure. It is the story of a mothers love, duty, and d e v o t i on i n h e r p ro t e c t io n of E a rt h s ch i l dr en De e a s p a ce n o m a d, arrives on this blue planet in 1620 AD to r ec o v er a lost a r tif ac t sent th er e b y h er anc es to r s 74 m il li on years earlier. Gl ass id or was wri tt en by L ewis W a lm s le y w h o w a s bo r n, ra i se d a n d e duc ate d in E ngl and. He i mmig r a te d t o T o r o n t o C a n a d a i n 1 9 7 4 w h e re h e sp en t 34 y ea rs in the au to m o t i v e m a c h i n i n g i n d u s t r y H e moved to Fr eeport in 200 8 wher e he lives with his fiance Katherine. Glassidor is his first fiction with a second work almost complete. A pub li c b oo k lau nch wi ll t ak e place on Saturday, October 2nd at t h e R u b y S w i s s R e s t a u r a n t a t 6.30pm which will feature readings f r o m ch a r a ct er s o f t h e b o o k an d other surprises... Since being here the islanders h av e be e n so k ind t o Ka the rin e an d I so we wanted to give something back, said Mr Walmsley. L i v i n g h e r e i n F r e e p o r t i s a dr ea m co m e t r u e I l o ve t h e l a id b a c k l i f e s t y l e a n d th e f ri e n d l y C h ri s t ia n p eo pl e. I li ke to t hin k of my sel f a s a stor y te ller r a ther tha n a w riter a s I am no He min gw ay Wh en w r i ting Glassidor and my second book, I p ur po se l y w o v e T he B a ha m a s in t o the s tor y lin es with the hop e that s o m e d a y t h e t a l e s w i l l b e c o m e m o v i e s a n d s o b r i n g w o r l d w i d e a ttention to this be lea guered islan d o f G r a n d B a h a m a I s e e i t s p a s t s p l e n d o r, a n d h o p e t h a t i n so m e w a y my fictions might create a ground s well t o p ut th e Gr an d b ack in G r a n d B a h a m a s a y s M r W a l m sl e y Synopsis Set in the backdrop of the beau tif ul Bahamas w i th s uch places at L uc a ya n N a ti o n al Pa r k, B e n s C a v e, a n d e v e n t he B r i ti sh C o l o ni a l H il t o n hotel, Glassidor is a fast paced sci e nce fic tion adv enture. It i s the stor y o f a m o t h e r s l o v e d u t y a n d d e v o t io n in h e r p ro t e c ti o n of E a rt h s ch i l dr en D ee a s p a ce no m a d arrives on this blue planet in 1620 AD to r ec o ve r a lost arti fac t sent th er e b y h er an ces t or s 74 m il li on years earlier. Dees mission proves ea s ier s a id t han d one and is c omp l ic a t e d b y a g al a c t ic w a r th a t i s ra g ing light-years away. The threat is mounting, and if this war is lost, a whole lot will change, and humans everywher e w il l face annihil ation The war between humankind and t h e si n i st e r M u ss w i ll e v e n t u a l l y t u r n u p o n E a r t h i n t h e p r o p h e c y o f A rma g ed do n, b ut i f De e w it h gu id ance from her creator and the help o f t h e m y st e ri o us s ub s ta n c e g l a ss ic c a n a c c o m pl is h he r m is sio n a n d fi n d t h e r e li c sh e w il l be t he o nl y w o m a n in this galaxy that might be able to prevent the inevitable. A lthough th is novel is p ure science fiction, it will draw the reader into parallels of r e cent world histor y an d of f er s i nt e r es t in g s n i pp et s for the folklorists among us. Lewis Walmsley can be reached at Glassidor@gmail.com Local author to launch Glassidor a science fiction book set in The Bahamas n e w pi e ces H it ti ng th e st ag e th i s we e k a n d t he we e k s to fo l l o w a re p e rfo rm e rs su ch as Bi gg a T a nd D o sa Si n c e r e (P o e t ) Ch i e f C o n n e ct i o n Ba y g o n S h a r i ff a n d co m e di a n Eri n G re en e e tc. T h e s h o w i s s p o n s o r e d b y S k y y H i g h S p i ri t s f e a turing brands like Conjure Cognac, Molly's Irish Cr ea m a nd I mpe ri al V od ka, s h ow ti me is 9pm Artists can feel free to log on to Facebook and search "MIC CHECK 1,2,4,2" for more informa t ion on th e sho w a nd how to g e t o n th e list o f pe rformers. P owerhouse Christopher Adderley brings a bold new approach to media and broadcasting BOLD: Christopher Adderley also known as The "PrezidentialWun". SEE page 11 Travis TEFF Johnson 09152010 CSEC ARTS-4 9/14/10 6:57 PM Page 2

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as time goes by, Mr Smith said. Speaking about his past e xperiences with catering, Mr S mith said: I did weddings a t the Sheraton Hotel before for about a year, I always wanted to open up a restaurant and when the opportunity came, my partners andm yself jumped at it. I am n ow able to share this with other people. He added: I wanted something that everyone can come in and enjoy good food. In the very near future we want to start somethingc alled Jazz Nights, that features music artists as well as visual artists. For the upcoming holiday season, the staff of Nellys is looking at extending their Fridays to Happy Hour Fridays. Nellys is in a very convenient location he said. We have a very collective mix of people on Charlottle Street that come here for food e very now and again, Mr Smith said. The Nellys Continental B asket Breakfast Menu features assorted muffins, breakfast pastries and scrambled or fried eggs with grits, just to name a few. On Frid ays Nellys offers chicken souse with Johnny cake along with juices and softd rinks. Bahamian specials such as c urry mutton with white rice and cole slaw or steamed p ork chops with peas n rice potato salad and fried plantain are also available. N ellys Deli is opened between the hours of 7 am to 3 pm on Mondays through F ridays on Victoria Hall, Charlotte Street. C M Y K C M Y K A RTS T HE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010, PAGE 11B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM ly released a mixtape and is about to release his first album Youngest Veteran. D uring his performance at the KipRich Show last year, TEFF showed the audience his great skills in musicianship and made a statement that he is indeed a f orce to be reckoned with. T EFF has also performed w ith some of the most creative and talented artists in both the Reggae and Hip Hop industry today. Artists such as KipRich, MarlonA sher, Richie Spice, Aidon ia, Jr Demus, Hollow Point and the king of the dancehall-Beenie Man. His expansive talents and humble nature has caused him to gain the respect of veteransi n the music industry who all admire his music. Music has always been a c omforter to the artist. At t he age of 11, he turned to music as an outlet to ease t he pain of his parents divorce. It became a solemn interest forcing his peers toa cknowledge his outstandi ng talent. B oth his mother and idol, Bob Marley, had an influe nce on his music. He also allows world experiences, social ills and politicale ntrapments to fuel is voice. I make music that inspires people to enjoy life, not to stress about what they do not have in life or to go out and take someone elses, Music is life. Its the voiceo f the world, so I compose music for both the young and mature to listen, learn and enjoy for years to come, he said. TEFF will continue on his p ress tour to other parts of t he Caribbean. FROM page 10 F ROM page 10 Teff Nellys Deli

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C M Y K C M Y K The Tribune SECTIONB I N S I D E Nellys Deli provides excellent service See page nine WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 Christopher Adderley is a powerhouse See page 10 B y JEFFARAH GIBSON Tribune Features Writer T he Carifringe Festivala cross section of the arts and culture is loosely b ased on the Caribbean cultural event Carifesta and will celebrate the arts in the Bahamas. It i s a multidisciplinary event that is composed of a wide range of activities including theatrical p roductions, concerts, art exhibitions, literary readings, social gatherings, workshops, discussions, parties and craft markets from a variety of creative communities locally and regionally. Art enthusiasts will see the return of the play series Shakespeare in Paradise, a s well as other theatrical productions. They will also see the works of talented Bahamian designers at the Islands of the World Fashion week. A dditionally local art galleries such as Doongalik Studios, The Hub Gallery, Popopstudios Centre for the VisualA rts New Providence Art & Antiques, have also collaborated with Carifringe to present this one of a kind art expe r ience. Individuals interested in breaking into the music industry abroad will be exposed to veterans in the internation a l music industry at the Music Momentum Summit which is also a Carifringe event. CariFringe is intended to be a regional arts festival for the Caribbean which is inspired by and loosely modeled on the Caribbean Festival of Arts( CARIFESTA). CariFringe aims to expose locals and visitors to the best in the Caribbean arts through a diverse experiences," said Jon Murray festival c oordinator. The event was strategically sched uled for October 1-11 as event coordinators believe it has the ability to boost visits to the capital. "The timing was strategically selected to increase international artists and tourist visits for larger overall participation that will assist in stimulating the economy during a recorded slow tourism period. Along with showcasing a bounty of artistic events and increasing financial opportunities the festival intends to demonstrate a new festival model based on the new strategic model of Carifesta which will provide cultural, economic and community based opportunities both locally and throughout the region, Mr Murray said. Not only is Carifringe designed to provide venues and opportunities for artists, or creating a more local cultural community, emphasis is placed on networking and establishing long-term mutually beneficial relationships between corporate entities, cultural industries and the community through out the year. "People love festivals and we are using this as a tool to bring people together. We can have a huge impact if we connect and stay connected," he said. CariFringe is intended to be largely self-managed by participating artists. Unlike Carifesta which is funded, managed, produced and branded by the host government, CariFringe looks to provide artists the opportunity and responsibility to have their own artistic direction. All of the participating affiliates of Carifringe are responsible for providing the content of the show. They include Shakespeare in Paradise, Islands of the World Fashion Week, Bahamas Writers Summer Institute, Popopstudios Center for the Visual Arts, Brown Entertainment Group, New Providence Arts & Antiques, Track Road Theatre, The Music Industry Retreat, Doogalik Stu dios & Gallery, Insitu Arch:Caribbean Architecture, and Fam Fest. Oragnisers of the show are seeking volunteers for the event. Interested persons can contact carifringe@gmail.com. C ari f rin g e EYE CATCHING: Islands of the World Fashion week is just one the events that is part of the Carifringe Festival.

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By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter b stubbs@tribunemedia.net A l though some of the elite athletes have shut down their season and the four qualified swimmers opted to stay in school, the Bahamas will still be represented by a strong team at the XIX Commonwealth Games. Yesterday at their office, the Bahamas Olympic Committee announced a 25-member team of athletes that will compete in athletics (track and field), boxing, cycling and tennis in New Delhi, India, October 3-14. The team is scheduled to depart on Sunday, September 26, and return on Saturday, October 16. You would notice that some of our elite athletes are not traveling to India for the Commonwealth Games, as in the case of our top swimmers, said W ellington Miller, the president of the BOC, who will head the official team delegation. The BOC has worked hard in preparation getting this team together and organised for India. And we are assured that India is ready to receive us and that this team is ready to perform at its best for the country. Miller said despite the absence of the majority of the top athletes and the swimmers, the BOC has put together the best team that can represent the Bahamas. This is a good opportunity for the young athletes to make a name for By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net WHILE the two elite amateur boxers are preparing for the Commonwealth Games next month, six younger competitors will get some international exposure this weekend. The Amateur Boxing Association of the Bahamas announced yesterday that coaches Arthur Missick and Prince Ferguson will take Godfrey Strachan, Deon Dames, Ronald Woodside, Levi Missick, Justin Sawyer and Tyler Collie to the Cayman Islands. They will compete in an exhibition series between the two countries. This is our way to continue to build our junior pro gramme, said association president Wellington Miller. As our senior boxers move on, we want to make sure that the younger boxers are in a position to move up. Miller noted that after outstanding amateur boxer Tau reano Reno Johnson turned professional, the sport didnt suffer because Valentino Knowles and Carl Hield were in a position to continue the rich tradition. Knowles, a medallist at both the recent Central American and Caribbean Games and the Common wealth Championships, will be traveling with Hield to rep resent the Bahamas at the Commonwealth Games next month in India. Strachan (fighting out of the 165-pound category), Dames (178 lbs (119 lbs174 lbs Sawyer (143 lbs (132 lbs leave town on Friday for the Caymans. Miller said this is the type o f competition that the asso ciation intends to continue to send these boxers to so that they can get prepared for the major international events like the CAC and Commonwealth Games. We have set up a relationship with the Cayman Islands because they have young box ers of the same standard as our boxers, Miller said. So hopefully we will see some of their boxers coming here in the future. National coach Andre Seymour, who is preparing to travel to India with Knowles and Hield, said the boxers going to the Caymans are well conditioned and eager to compete on Saturday. This is our up and coming young boxers that we are grooming and were giving them the competition that is needed, Seymour stressed. This is a good tournament for these boxers to go over there and display their skills. We have no doubt that they will perform very well because they have two good coaches going with them. The team is due to return home on Monday. By RENALDO DORSETT S ports Reporter r dorsett@tribunemedia.net A DISAPPOINTING week one for Bahamian-American players in the National Football League (NFL desirable results for their franchises. New York Jets offensive tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Cleveland Browns tight end Alex Smith had up and down weekends to open the NFL season. Smith, the fifth year veteran, survived roster cuts at the end of preseason. However, it failed to translate to immediate playing time. Brown, listed as fourth on the Browns' depth chart at tight end, was named inactive for week one of the Cleveland's 17-14 loss on the road at the hands of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday afternoon. Without Smith in the lineup, the tight end position received 12 targets from quarterback Jake Delhomme, second only to wide receivers. Incoming free agents and starter Ben Watson received six targets, Evan Moore five andt hird string Robert Royal, one. Moore was one of the most productive receivers in the pass ing game with three catches and a team leading 87 yards. Watson finished with three catches for 16 yards to lead allp layers at the position. S mith signed a one-year con tract with the Cleveland Browns in the offseason on May 4. He was expected to solidify a tight end receiving corps which struggled heavily last year as the Browns had one of the league's weakest passing attacks. The Browns' leading receiving tight end of 2009-10, Royal, totalled just 11 catches for 134 yards and one touchdown in 11 starts. Royal grabbed the starting spot after Steve Heiden was placed on injured reserve due to an ankle injury. The Browns released Heiden on March 12, the day they signed former New England Patriots Watson to a four-year deal. Ferguson also saw his team fall in defeat in week one, a 10-9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on ABC's Monday Night Football. The star left tackle, who reached his first Pro Bowl last season after the Miami Dolphins' Jake Long withdrew, started his 65th consecutive game for the Jets. He helped anchor an offensive line that last season paved the way for the NFL's top rushing attack, but struggled last night. The Jets finished with 21 car ries for 116 yards but failed to reach the endzone. Newly acquired free agent LaDanian Tomlinson led the team with 11 carries for 62 yards while Shonn Greene rushed for 18 yards on five carries. Ferguson was lined up across from perennial pro-bowler Terell Suggs who finished with six tackles and a half sack. The Browns will go on the road to face the Kansas City Chiefs in week two while the Jets will also travel to face division rival New England Patriots. C M Y K C M Y K TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM W EDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 THETRIBUNE PAGE 9 P AGES 10 & 11 International sports news By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter rdorsett@tribunemedia.net WITH the Bahamas Basketball Federation (BBF series of exhibition games against a series of NCAA universities, federation heads deemed the event a success. The "Summer of Thunder", hosted by the BBF, concluded Monday night at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium with a Bahamian team ending the event with their first win of the series. The Bahamas All-Star team scored a 93-90 win over the Port land State Vikings to close out the competition. Jeremy Hutchinson led the Bahamas with 21 points, Gamaliel Rose finished with 15, while Michael Bain and Lasario Burrows each fin ished with 14. Chris Harriel led the Vikings with a game high 22 points, Phil Nelson finished with 17 while Melvin Jones finished with 15. Over the course of the month-long event, the BBF hosted a total of nine teams, including High Point, North Carolina, the NIT All-Stars, North Carolina, Georgia State, Memphis, Nebraska, Ohio, and ended with Portland State. The federation hosted a wide range of universities ranging from mid-majors to perennial powerhouse institutions like the North Carolina Tar Heels, which gave the Bahamas and the world an early look at the forecasted top pick of the 2012 NBA draft, Harrison Barnes. BBF president Lawrence Hepburn said the series of exhibitions was well organised and noted his pleasure at the level of performance. "Overall I'm pleased with the performances of the teams we fielded over the course of the last few weeks. As this grows, what we want to do is to be able to provide a good level of competition for these college teams that come down to play in these exhibition games," he said. "For many of them they look at it as downtime to relax, have fun in an exotic environment, play in the casinos, have a good time, but we also want them to have good games to play, to test themselves in the offseason." Hepburn stated that it also gives Bahamian teams an opportunity to test their mettle against some of the best collegiate teams in the US. "It also gives us an opportunity to test our talent so we ask teams in the league to prepare themselves for events like this every summer so we can have a positive showing against such a high level of competition," he said. "So again the overall performance was great, from a federation standpoint we did not lose any money, we were actually able to turn a prof it." The win was the only one in 24 contests for the Bahamas which fielded several AllStar teams, select squads and teams from the NPBA. "The executive team of the fed eration did an excellent job over the course of the event with its organi sation and we look for this to only expand in the very near future," Hepburn said. BBFs Summer of Thunder deemed a success Bahamas All-Star team in 93-90 win o v er P or tland State Vikings Disappointing first week for NFL players Y oung boxers t o square off i n Cayman Islands tourney Team Bahamas strong for Commonwealth Games S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 1 1 2 2 Nadal wins coveted US Open title... S ee page 11 Wildcats bite up the Sharks 15-4 FAST BALL: Proper Care Pool Lady Sharks Thela Johnson gets set to deliver a pitch to a Pineapple Air Wildcats player. The Wildcats won 15-4. SEE story and more photos on page 12 T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f

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THE return of two of the top players in the New Providence Softball Association (NPSA for the defending champions on Monday night at the Bankers Field, Baillou Hills Sporting Complex. In the mens opener, the defending champions Commando Security Truckers got shortstop Marvin Tougie Wood back in their line-up following a threegame suspension. But that didnt stop the Del Sol Arawaks from acting as spoilers as they knocked off the Truckers 6-4 to relinquish first place to the Dorin United Hitmen. And in the womens feature contest, the defending champions Pineapple Air Wildcats welcomed back versatile Mary Cruise Edgecombe-Sweeting, who played her first game for the season in their 15-4 drubbing of the Proper Care Pool Lady Sharks as the two now share first place. Heres a summary of the games played: A A r r a a w w a a k k s s 6 6 , T T r r u u c c k k e e r r s s 4 4 Romoro Mortimer-Armbrister led Del Sols offensive attack as they pounded 15 hits off Commando Securitys loser Greg Motts Mortimer. Mortimer-Armbrister went 3-for-4 with a RBI, scoring a run and Cardinal Gilbert helped his own cause by going 1for-3 with two RBI and a run scored, including ripping a two-run home run. Dwight Butler was 2-for-4 with a RBI, Edmund Rolle was 2-for-3 with a run, Lue Johnson was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run, Tim Clarke was 1-for-4 with a run scored and Nelson Farrington was 2-for-2. The Truckers managed to get just five hits off winning pitcher Cardinal Gilbert. Van Lil Joe Johnson was responsible for two of those hits and he drove in two as he had a triple and a homer. With the win, the Arawaks remained in sixth place at 5-8, while the Truckers dropped to second at 13-2, just behind the Hitmen, who are now out front at 11-1. W W i i l l d d c c a a t t s s 1 1 5 5 , L L a a d d y y S S h h a a r r k k s s 4 4 Scoring six runs in the top of the sixth, Pineapple Air greeted EdgecombeSweeting back with an impressive win. Edgecombe-Sweeting, the long-time ace pitcher, played first base and she made her presence felt offensively by going 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored, just as if she didnt lose anything as she recuperated from an injury. Marvelle Miller, who carried the t eams pitching load in EdgecombeS weetings absence, went 4-for-5 with two doubles and a triple, driving in five runs and scoring twice. Donnette Edwards was 3-for-5 with four RBI and three runs and Christine Edmonds was 2-for-3 with three RBI and three runs. Miller also got the job done on the m ound as she gave up nine hits. Thela Johnson suffered the loss for the Lady Sharks with 15 hits. Johnson, however, led Proper Cares offensive attack by going 3-for-4 with two doubles, driving in a run and scoring another. Dawn Forbes was 2-for-3 with a run and Kelly Smith was 1-for-3 with two RBI. The win enabled Pineapple Air to climb into a two-way tie for first place with Proper Care Pool at 11-3. themselves now, Miller said. They cant sit back and wait for the elite athletes to do it. They now realize that the load is on their shoulders and with most of the elite athletes almost ready to retire, the Commonwealth Games is a good step for them to get their feet wet in a competition such as this. When asked about his expectations, Miller simply stated: I expect the team to perform very well. Roy Colebrooke, the chef de mission who is scheduled to depart at least three days before the team, said having traveled to Delhi twice as a guest of the India organising com mittee, he is satisfied that all of the relevant facilities will be ready for competition among the 71 participating nations. Although there has been some concern about the safety of the games, BOC secretary general Rommell Knowles said the organising committee has taken the necessary precautions for all those taking part. The stadiums, some of the pictures that we have seen, are just magnificent, despite some of the rumours and some of the bad things that we have been hearing, Knowles said. I think the games, the Common wealth Games in India, will be right there among the best that have ever been staged, based on the reports that we have received. Accompanying the team will be Minister of Sports Charles Maynard and his wife, along with acting direc tor of sports, Kevin Colebrooke. T T h h r r e e e e m m e e m m b b e e r r C C y y c c l l i i n n g g t t e e a a m m Colebrooke, who also doubles up as the president of the Bahamas Cycling Federation, said they are very pleased with the team selected to travel. Weve been doing the training, weve been putting in the time and although its a very young team, we are very excited, he said. We believe that our team will do extremely well in these up coming games. While Mark Holowesko is the more experienced member, two youngsters in Rowshan Jones from Grand Bahama and Laurence Jupp round out the contingent as they compete in both the time trials and the road race. This is my first time going to these games in India and Ive never competed at a level this high before, but Im going there expecting to bring home the gold. Ive been doing a lot of training getting prepared for this race. I think they (other members doing their training and they are going to be ready too. 1 1 4 4 m m e e m m b b e e r r t t r r a a c c k k t t e e a a m m As for the track team, manager Roosevelt Thompson said he expects the athletes to perform to the best of their ability. The team is ready and qualified to represent the Bahamas, he stated. Head coach Fritz Grant said he anticipates this year to be a big one for high jumper Donald Thomas, who was fourth at the last Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, in 2006. This year, he has been very consistent and just recently he finished second at the World Cup, Grant said. Hopefully he can duplicate that performance. Trevor Barry has also been jumping pretty well, but I think with Donald Thomas already having the expe rience, they should go for the gold. On the track, Grant said the combination of Adrian Griffith, Jamial Rolle, Rodney Green, Andretti Bain and Ramon Miller should step up and execute some fast times. As for the relay teams, this is also a chance for them to qualify for the World Championships, said Grant of the biannual meet that is set for the IAAF World Championships, scheduled for Daegu, Korea, August 27 to September 4. Griffith, Green and Brunell McKenzie are all training in Orlando, Florida, and they are expected to be joined by Jamial Rolle, who will be coming in from Atlanta, Geor gia, this weekend to work out their relay passes. Keith Parker, the assistant coach, said as the personal coach for Barry and Lavern Eve, he expects both of them to perform very well. He noted that he was in Melbourne where he watched Thomas fall shy of winning a medal. This time around, Parker said he is confident that Thomas and Barry should go head-to-head for the gold in the high jump and Eve should be a force to reckon with in what is expected to be her final Common wealth Games appearance. T T w w o o m m e e m m b b e e r r c c y y c c l l i i n n g g t t e e a a m m Andre Seymour, who will serve as the head coach of the top two amateur boxers in the country, said the goal is simple: to continue where they left off at the Central American and Caribbean Games and the Com monwealth Championships. We want to go to the Common wealth Games and win a gold medal, said Seymour, who will be assisted by Floyd Seymour. This will be our final major competition for the year, so we want to end the year on a bang and thats with a gold medal. We expect the competition to be very stiff. This is the games. This is not the championships. So we are looking for a lot of our competition to come out of India, the host country. They have some very good box ers. Both Valentino Knowles, who was successful in winning a medal at both of the above mentioned events, along with Carl Hield, are currently training in Cuba and should be home just before the team heads off. C M Y K C M Y K SPORT PAGE 12, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 TRIBUNE SPORTS TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM T eam member s T eam Bahamas str ong for Commonwealth Games HERES a look at the team selected by the Bahamas Olympic Committee to represent the Bahamas at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India, next month: M M a a n n a a g g e e m m e e n n t t t t e e a a m m Wellington Miller (president Romell Knowles (Secretary Gen eral); Roy Colebrooke (Chef de Mission); Tim Munnings (Deputy Chef de Mission); Dr. Keir Miller (Team Doctor Roberts-Robinson (Physio A A t t h h l l e e t t i i c c s s Roosevelt Thompson (Team manager); Fritz Grant (head coach) and Keith Parker (assis tant coach) Christine Amertil (400 metres); Lavern Eve (Javelin) Andretti Bain (400/4x400 relay); Trevor Barry (high jump); Rudon Bastian (long jump ney Green (100/4x100 relay Adrian Griffin (100/4x100 relay Michael Mathieu (400/4x100/4x400 relays McKenzie (4x100 relay Miller (400/4x400 relay Moss (4x400 relay stock (4x400 relay (100/200/4x100 relay Thomas (high jump B B o o x x i i n n g g Andre Seymour (head coach and Floyd Seymour (assistant coach) Carl Hield (boxer no Knowles (boxer Alvin Sargent (Referee/Judge C C y y c c l l i i n n g g Keith Lloyd (Team manager Wayne Price (Mechanic Mark Holowesko (cyclist Rowshan Jones (cyclist rence Jupp (cyclist T T e e n n n n i i s s Leo Rolle (Mens coach Kim OKelley (female coach Kerrie Cartwright (tennis player); Nikkita Fountain (tennis player) and Larikah Russell (tennis player) Rodney Carey (tennis player); Devin Mullings (tennis play er) and Marvin Rolle (tennis player) G G o o v v e e r r n n m m e e n n t t Charles Maynard (Minister and wife, along with Kevin Colebrooke (acting Director of Sports) denotes athletes F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 9 9 Arawaks stun Truckers 6-4 CONNECTION: Proper Care Pool Lady Sharks Kelly Smith in action Monday night. 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By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer N EW YORK (AP seven years, Rafael Nadal deposited his share of skin and blood and sweat and effort on the imposing blue court in the middle of the biggest tennis stadium in the world. At the end of the eighth year, he collapsed and rolledo ver, his face to the ground, exhausted while he celebrat-ed knowing that finally, he would take something away from the court where he'd left so much. The top-seeded Nadal won the US Open trophy and completed the career Grand Slam on Monday in a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 victory over No. 3 Novak Djokovic. Nadal became only the seventh player to win championships at all four majors. He has nine major titles overall, and having filled in the last big gap on his rsum, the discussion now focuses on whether or when he can be considered the best of all time. "I think the talk about if I am better or worse than Roger is stupid, because the titles say he's much better than me," Nadal said of Roger Federer, who has a record 16 Grand S lam tournament titles to his credit. "So that's true at that moment. I think that will be true all my life." T ime will tell, but time is on Nadal's side. He is 24 years old, five years younger than Federer, and hase clipsed the halfway mark to Federer's record. Federer could still add to his 16 and set the bar higher. But he is on the back end of his career. And all signs point toward Nadal being at or near his peak. Winning the season's final major, the one in which h e had never been past the semifinals before this year, was the strongest testament to that. Long considered a clayc ourt specialist who later figured out how to win on the grass at Wimbledon, Nadal is one of those rare elite athletesw ho actually doesn't make it look easy. He grinds. His sneakers squeak loudly withe very change of direction. He whips his arms violently on every groundstroke. He sneers and smirks and grunts. All this, the thought went, could never bode well for his chances at Flushing Meadows, where the hard, fast court, the softer ball, the wind, the crowd, the New York pressure and the cumulative effect of the long season always wore him down all too quickly. This year, though, he came to the Big Apple as ready as he'd ever been. "Players said Rafa could never win on hardcourt because he played too much topspin, he's too physical," said Nadal's uncle and coach, Toni Nadal. "And now I b elieve there's not much that the players he plays against can argue with." Nadal made it through his f irst six matches of the 2010 tournament plagued by heat the first week, wind the second and rain at the tail end without losing a set. The final had been scheduled for Sunday but got postponed a day because of rain. That certainly didn't hurt Rafa, though the common thought was it would help Djokovic more because he had a grueling fiveset semifinal against Federer o n Saturday. As Nadal expected, Djokovic was no pushover. Nadal only got broken twice i n 91 games during his run to the final thanks to a new-andimproved serve he worked on specifically for this tourna-m ent. But Djokovic broke him three times. Nadal rallied from down 4-1 t o 4-4 in the second set and had the momentum. But Djokovic had luck on his side. Just then, rain came and caused a 1 hour, 48 minute delay. N adal came back out after the delay and dropped the second set. Suddenly, Djokovic, the 2008 Australian Open winn er who was 7-3 lifetime on hard courts against Rafa, looked like he had another upset in him. T his, however, was not meant to be for the Serb an entertaining and worthy foe nicknamed "The Joker," whose victory over Federer deprived tennis fans of the first Rafa-Roger final at Flushing Meadows. Djokovic left more impressed with the player he l ost to Monday than the one he defeated two days before. Federer "is still playing as one of the best players in the w orld," Djokovic said. "The other hand, you have Nadal who is just proving each day, each year, that he's gettingb etter. That's what's so frustrating. He's getting better each time you play him." I ndeed, Nadal's groundstrokes were too penetrating, his passing shots too precise, his serve either too big or too perfectly placed in the corners. He won a riveting third set d espite squandering 10 of 11 break points. The fourth set was reminiscent of the bullfights in his h ome country of Spain: There was the matador, Nadal, jabbing and poking and slowly, cruelly sapping the loser'ss trength and his will; and the bull, Djokovic, warbling dangerously between resignation and brief flurries of rage and effectiveness. But when it was over, it was Nadal who crumpled to the ground a brief moment to take all to himself, with seve ral thousand of his closest friends looking on in 23,000seat Arthur Ashe Stadium. "For the first time in my c areer, I played a very, very good match in this tournament," Nadal said. "That's my feeling, no? I played my bestm atch in the US Open at the most important moment, so I am very, very happy for that,f or sure." UEFA tops up payments to Champions League clubs NYON, Switzerland (AP European soccer's govern ing body has increased cash payments for the clubs involved in the Champions League first round. The 32 teams are set to receive more than 750 million euros ($968 million bined in bonuses, prize money and television rights. The Union of European Football Associations says it's giving each team 3.9 million euros ($5.03 million 100,000 euros ($129,000 last season's fee. Bonuses for group-match results and reaching the knockout rounds remain the same until the semifinals, when the last four each receive an extra 4.2 million euros ($5.4 million 200,000 euros ($258,000 The winner again gets an additional nine million ($11.6 million), while the losing finalist's prize rises 400,000 euros ($516,000 ($7.2 million Teams, which also sell more tickets and merchandise because of the Champions League, will get similar payouts in next season's compe tition. ZILINA, Slovakia (AP ing a perfect start to the Premier League season, Chelsea opens its Champions League campaign at Slovak champion MSK Zilina today. Chelsea scored 17 goals in the first four league games while conceding only one, and newcomer Zilina faces a difficult task to stop the English champions. "Our aim is to improve if it is possible our kind of play to have more continuity, to do better and stay involved in all the competitions until the end of the season, to give continuity to the victory of last season," Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti said."We went out too early and want to do better this season." Chelsea's powerful attack will be weakened by the absence of striker Didier Drogba, who was suspended for two games by UEFA after receiving a red card in a 1-0 loss to Inter Milan in the Champions League in March. Ancelotti said Tuesday he planned to field three strikers, with Daniel Sturridge joining Nicolas Anelka and Florent Malouda. "We are here to win obviously because we want to start this season well," he said. "Our aim is to win this group but it will not be easy. Every team has a quality and tomorrow Zili-na can show fantastic motivation because for them it is an important game against Chelsea and we have to pay attention to this." C helsea captain John Terry r eturned to the squad for Saturday's 31 win over West Ham after recovering from a hamstring injury and will start Wednesday alongside Yury Zhirkov. "Terry has no problem to play tomorrow, he is fit," Ancelotti said. He said Yossi Benayoun will start in midfield. Midfielder Frank Lampard, who has been sidelined following hernia surgery during the recent international break, and defender Ashley Cole did not travel with the team to the northwestern Slovak city. Long-term injured defender Jose Bosingwa is also absent. "Jose still needs some time," Ancelotti said. "Frank also needs some more time before he is ready to play, but he should be okay for the game on Sunday." Ancelotti said Cole was not injured but needed rest. Zilina coach Pavel Hapal is hoping to cause an upset on the Slovak side's Champions League group stage debut. "Chelsea is an extremely difficult opponent to beat, but we'll be playing and fighting for a victory," Hapal said. "In football, everything is possible ... Our players are looking forward to the match. It'll be a great experience for us." Hapal has all its players available, including Gambian striker Momodou Ceesay, who proved lethal in the Champions League qualifying with two goals in the playoff that helped Zilina knock out Czech champion Sparta Prague 3-0 on aggregate. The 21-year-old Ceesay hoped to join Chelsea two years ago but ended up at Belgian club KVC Westerlo before joining Zilina this year. "You can't expect us to focus just on defense," said Hapal, a former CzechR epublic international who played in t he Champions League for Sparta Prague. "That would be a silly thing to do." "We have to be brave to succeed against Chelsea. We'll certainly try to score at least a goal and do all we can to get a good result." Zilina started well in the defense of its domestic title and remains the only team without a loss in the Slovak league with four wins and four draws. The two have met before when Chelsea eliminated Zilina in the third qualifying round of the Champions League in 2002, winning 2-0 at Zilina and 3-0 at Stamford Bridge, with Terry and Lampard both in action. Marseille hosts Spartak Moscow in Group F's other game. C M Y K C M Y K INTERNATIONAL SPORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010, PAGE 11 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Zilina faces Chelsea in Champs League debut By PAUL LOGOTHETIS AP Sports Writer MADRID (AP Mourinho's pledge to bring a record 10th European Cup to Real Madrid receives its first test on Wednesday when the Spanish club faces Ajax in the group stage of the Champions League. Mourinho is looking to win European club football's top prize with a third different team after guiding Inter Milan to victory last season and winning the title with FC Porto in 2004. While Mourinho has bemoaned a lack of training time with his players due to international breaks, Madrid showed it is coming togetherin Saturday's 1-0 win over Osasuna in the Spanish league. Still, Mourinho is anxious ahead of the match at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. "Madrid wants the 10th European Cup as much as I want my third, but it's difficult," Mourinho, who has vowed to bring Madrid its first Champions League title since 2002, said on Tuesday. "Madrid knows it's difficult to achieve and so do I. It's a competition of details where the best team doesn't always win." Ajax is unbeaten in five Dutch league games this season and is second to leader PSV Eindhoven on goal difference. "If we get out of this group we'll be stronger than we are now," Mourinho said. "Our top objective is to classify." Striker Luis Suarez is missing to suspension after picking up a yellow card in Ajax's last match against Dynamo Kiev. "He's an immensely talented player," Madrid goalkeep er Iker Casillas said of Suarez. "His absence is important and we should take advantage of it." Belgium defender Jan Ver tonghen is also suspended for Ajax. Casillas has yet to be tested in two league matches as Madrid's defense has held both Mallorca and Osasuna to no direct scoring chances. Pepe and Ricardo Carvalho have anchored the Madrid backline perfectly so far with fellow center backs Raul Albiol and Ezequiel Garayout injured. Madrid will also have to face seven-time champion AC Milan and French club Aux erre in Group G. "I have a special feeling about this season," Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo said. "(But put any pressure on ourselves. Let's just focus on the group stage and then see what comes next." Real Madrid hosts Champions League opener against Ajax BALL CONTROL: Chelseas John Terry heads a ball during a training session in Zilina, S lovakia, on Tuesday. Chelsea plays MSK Zilina in a Champions League group F match on Wednesday. (AP Photo Finally, Nadal breaks through at the US Open NUMBER ONE: Rafael Nadal of bites his trophy after beating Novak Djokovic of Serbia. (AP Photo