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Move after Tribune
reveals free ride in
Aga Khan’s helicopter

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

ENVIRONMENT Minis-
ter Earl Deveaux tendered
his resignation to the Prime
Minister when The Tribune
revealed he had accepted a
free ride in the Aga Khan’s
helicopter while he had an
application before his Min-
istry.

However Dr Deveaux
told Patty Roker on Island
FM’s listeners of “The Morn-
ing Boil’ how Prime Minis-
ter Hubert Ingraham did not
accept his offer to step
down.

Dr Deveaux admitted he
accepted a free ride in the
Aga Khan’s 12-seater luxury
helicopter to attend a film
screening in Abaco with his
wife and two friends before
going on to the Aga Khan’s
private island in the Exuma
Cays Land and Sea Park

with Bahamas National
Trust (BNT) executives to
do a land assessment.

The Aga Khan, billionaire
leader of an Islamic sect, has
applied to dredge at least
two channels and excavate a
yacht basin and barge land-
ing site on Bell Island with-
in the boundaries of the
world’s oldest marine park —
a proposal currently being
considered by Dr Deveaux’s
Ministry.

Calls for Dr Deveaux to
resign have rung out since
the revelation, but Dr
Deveaux said his offer to
resign was rejected by the
Prime Minister.

He said he told Mr Ingra-
ham: “I am sure you have
already read the paper. If
you wish for me to step
aside...”

When Ms Roker’s co-host
interjected: “So you ten-
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wielding cutlasses and
one even armed with a
gun clashed yesterday,
just as high school
administrators, the Min-
ister of Education and
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Spurred by the shock-
ing reports of student
violence just 14 days into
the new term, Education
Minister Desmond Ban-
nister took a hands-on
approach to tackle the
growing social ill at its
root when he camped
out at a South Beach
plaza near C V Bethel
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His intent, to see first-
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students who are said to

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by a group of girls outside
AF Adderley Junior High
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said Press Liaison Officer
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The girl was treated at
the hospital and discharged.
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LOCAL NEWS

LOCAL NEWS
Call for ban on fishing
of most marine species

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

A CAMPAIGN to protect
sharks from being fished in
Bahamian waters has sparked
the suggestion for a blanket ban
on the fishing of most marine
species.

Freeport attorney Fred
Smith, QC, an environmentalist
with a passion for diving and
sharks, encourages Minister of
Agriculture and Marine
Resources Larry Cartwright to
adopt a new approach to the
protection of natural resources
by only permitting certain
marine life to be fished during
specific seasons according to
size regulations and zoning
laws.

All other marine resources
should be protected from fish-
ing or harvesting by legislation,
Mr Smith said.

His suggestion comes after
The Tribune revealed the vul-
nerability of marine resources
to poaching to satisfy emerging
export markets, as the CEO of
the first sea cucumber export
company in the country said he
would also consider exporting
shark fins and sea urchins to
Hong Kong.

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Ltd opened in Mastic Point,
Andros, late last year and har-
vests an average of 5,000 sea
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accelerated a campaign to pro-
tect sharks launched by the
Bahamas National Trust (BNT)
in partnership with the Pew
Environment Group which is
gaining international support.

Shark populations are declin-
ing by 70 to 80 per cent global-
ly as they are increasingly being
fished to serve emerging mar-
kets for their meat and fins,
which are used in shark fin soup
and fetch up to $200 per kilo-
gram.

But the Bahamas boasts the
healthiest and most biological-
ly diverse shark population in
the entire Atlantic, and the
BNT wants to keep it that way
by making the Bahamas a sanc-
tuary for sharks.

Campaigners have cited the
benefits of sharks not only to
the ecosystem but also to eco-
tourism, which Mr Smith can
vouch for as a resident of
Grand Bahama, where at least
five dive companies operate
daily excursions from Our
Lucaya to Shark Junction off
the South Coast where tourists
can swim with up to 30 sharks.

“It’s a tremendous attraction
to eco-tourism,” Mr Smith said.

LARRY CARTWRIGHT

“And there have been times
when people have tried to fish
or catch those sharks and
groups have got together to
prevent that. I would encour-
age Minister Cartwright to take
to Cabinet a piece of legisla-
tion that is all encompassing,
and prohibit the taking of any
fish or marine species unless it
is a permitted one.

“T think it’s time the govern-
ment passed an all-embracing
piece of legislation that simply
makes it illegal to take anything
from Bahamian waters unless
it’s specifically permitted, as
opposed to having to go to Par-
liament every time someone
gets a bright idea about deplet-
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or our sea cucumber, or our
sponges or anything else.

“This way it makes the con-
trol of our resources being tak-
en much more effective; it
brings the control of our fish-
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out unnecessary bureaucratic
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LOCAL NEWS



Six armed robberies in two days

By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

THREE tourists were among
those attacked in six armed rob-
beries in the space of two days
this week.

Six pedestrians and the staff
of one shop were held up by
armed thugs on Tuesday, and
on Monday, two church
employees at St Francis Cathe-
dral on West Street were
robbed.

One church employee had
only just arrived in the parking
lot of St Francis when she was
approached by a man armed
with a handgun who robbed her
of her purse.

The gunman then entered
the building and robbed anoth-

er employee of cash and a set of
keys to the Cathedral.

The culprit was described as
six feet tall, of dark complexion,
wearing a long sleeved white
shirt, long blue jeans and a blue
cap.

Tuesday’s string of incidents
started at around 1.30pm when
police responded to reports of
an armed robbery at Robinson
Road, east of Baillou Hill
Road.

A female pedestrian report-
ed being approached by a man
armed with a handgun and
another man. They reportedly
robbed her of jewellery, then
fled on foot heading north onto
Second Street, Coconut Grove.

Three hours later, there was
another robbery on Robinson
Road, this time further east of

Baillou Hill Road at Market
Street.

It was alleged that two men,
one armed with a handgun,
robbed New Kids Sporting
Store of an undetermined
amount of cash.

The culprits reportedly
entered the store and collect-
ed several items of clothing
before approaching the cashier.
Once at the register, one of the
men left the store and returned
with the handgun.

Then, around 8.30 pm, it was
reported that a dark man
armed with a handgun
approached three Spanish
tourists and stole their rental
car in the parking lot of the
Sheraton Hotel on West Bay
Street.

The visitors, all from Madrid,

Spain, were also robbed of their
wallets, credit cards, laptops,
and cell phones.

The gunman fled the area in
the stolen Toyota Yaris SD
rental, registration number 126,
the property of Avis car rental.

Police received two more
reports on Tuesday, both at
around 10pm, of armed rob-
beries in Garden Hills and Nas-
sau Village.

In Garden Hills, it was
alleged that two masked thugs,
one armed with a handgun and
the second with a knife, robbed
a 32-year-old man of his jew-
ellery at a park on Tulip
Avenue.

The masked men were
reported to have fled the area
travelling east in a gold
coloured SUV.

Tarino Lighthourne: | was the
‘Peal victiny’ in the Travolta drama

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

THE ex-paramedic who was
accused of attempting to extort
$25 million from John Travol-
ta has hit the international
headlines less than 10 days
after the charges were
dropped, claiming he and not
the US celebrity was “the real
victim” in the drama that
began with the death of Tra-
volta’s son Jett.

Tarino Lightbourne also
claims that rigor mortis had set
in by the time paramedics were
called to the scene, indicating
Jett had been dead for at least
three hours when he was
found, contrary to official
statements.

His comments were made in
what the Daily Mail of Lon-
don, which ran the story as an
“exclusive” in its online and
print editions yesterday, said
was a three hour interview at
Lightbourne’s Freeport, Grand
Bahama, home.

The headline on the piece
is: “I saw what REALLY hap-
pened on the night John Tra-
volta’s teenage son died.”

It comes days after Light-
bourne and his co-accused for-
mer PLP senator Pleasant
Bridgwater were informed on
September 6 in the Supreme
Court that the extortion case
against them had been
dropped because Mr Travolta
no longer wished to pursue the

matter.

The reason given for this
was that “the long-pending sta-
tus of this matter continued to
take a heavy emotional toll on
my family, causing us to con-
clude that it was finally time
to put this matter behind us,”
according a statement from the
Travolta family.

However, his latest bout of
publicity for Lightbourne sug-
gests this is not going to hap-
pen any time soon.

In the article, Lightbourne
states: “I’m very sorry that
John Travolta lost his son, of
course, and I’ve always been
a huge fan of his. I have no axe
to grind. But I am the real vic-
tim, not John Travolta.”

“I have been paraded as a
common criminal and thrown
in jail (he spent 25 days in
prison before being bailed),
and I have lost my job.

“The truth is I wish now that
the trial had gone ahead so
that I could clear my name and
get my dignity back.”

Jett, 16, had autism and was
known to suffer serious
seizures every few days.

In the article, Lightbourne
alleges the charges against him
were intended to divert atten-
tion from the circumstances
surrounding Jett’s death.

In a statement released on
the day of his death, Mr Tra-
volta’s attorney at the time
Michael Ossi, said that what
was known at the time was that
Jett, Travolta and his wife Kel-

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ly Preston’s only son, suffered
a seizure at 10am and “all
attempts to revive him were
unsuccessful.” Jett was said to
have hit his head after he col-
lapsed from the seizure.

In the Daily Mail article,
Lightbourne maintains that
while a doctor said Jett had
been dead only “a few min-
utes” when help arrived, it
appeared there was something
very wrong with this assess-
ment.

“The boy’s eyes were fixed
and dilated, I noticed dry
blood stains around both his
ears and nostrils and the sides
of his mouth... and the body
was already in a state of rigor
mortis,” said Lightbourne.
“That usually starts about
three hours after death.”

Lightbourne and his attor-
ney, Pleasant Bridgwater were
charged with an extortion con-
spiracy after it was claimed
they attempted to get millions

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A WITNESS in the attempt-
ed murder trial of a veteran
New Jersey police officer yes-
terday recounted being held
up while walking with friends
on the Cable Beach strip in
May 2008.

During the hold up, John
Casper, a 25-year veteran of
the Bergenfield New Jersey
Police Department was shot in
the chest. Joan Algios, a resi-
dent of Bethpage New York
recalled that around 9.30pm
on Wednesday May 14, she
and four others were walking
east on the Cable Beach strip.
She told the court that it was
when they passed the home of
former Prime Minister Perry
Christie that she noticed two
men standing at Ruby Avenue
looking at them.

Mrs Algios told the court
that she did not have a good
feeling and felt that something
was going to happen. She said
that the men were talking and
looking in the direction of
Susan and her friend Betty
who were walking ahead of
them. Mrs Algios told the
court that when they crossed
Ruby Avenue the two men
approached them. She said
that one of the men stood in
front of her and the other in
front of John. She recalled that
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

How foolish

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

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

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Assembly voted to delay retirement until
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sweeping overhaul of the retirement plan,
including a highly contested measure to
extend working life beyond 60.

The vote in the lower house of parlia-
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boisterous, with Socialists shouting
"Resign!" as the Assembly president cut
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Riot police guarded a crowd that police
estimated at 6,500 and protesters at 20,000.
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the coming years from 65 to 67 to offset a
shrinking, aging population, and the Unit-
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Spain is doing the same, enraging
unions that are planning Spain's first gen-
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ber 29 to denounce competition-minded
reforms that make it easier and cheaper
for companies to lay people off.

Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez
Zapatero is to present a slimmed-down
budget for 2011 this month, and an official
with the Spanish Royal Palace said
Wednesday it expects King Juan Carlos
and Queen Sofia to get a slimmer piece of
that national pie. Spain is trying to chip
away at a 20 per cent unemployment rate
and generate growth — and to avoid let-
ting its deficit push Spain off the cliff
Greece almost went over in May, when it
was saved by a 110 billion ($143.5 bil -
lion) EU and IMF rescue package.

That package demanded reforms

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designed to foster competition that are
still drawing protests. Outside Athens,
truckers who triggered a run on gas sta-
tions over the weekend parked their vehi-
cles along highways for a third day
Wednesday. Spain's monarchs are not
the first to be hit by the European crisis. In
July, Britain said Queen Elizabeth II was
cutting spending, reducing the cost of the
British monarchy by 8 per cent from the
previous year at £38 million ($58 million).
Spain's royals are a comparative bargain:
The 2010 Royal Palace budget was 8.9
million ($11.4 million).

Europe's other royals appear less
inclined to emergency frugality. In the
Netherlands, Crown Prince Willem-
Alexander and Princess Maxima want to
tear down postwar farmhouses to build
three villas at a reported cost of 6 million
each. And the Swedish royal court got 7
per cent more money in 2010 — 125 mil-
lion kronor ($17.5 million) — partly to
cover Crown Princess Victoria's wedding
to her personal trainer and their new
accommodation at Haga castle.

This summer, in the Spanish national
spirit of adjusting to leaner times, the king
and queen shaved two weeks off their
vacation on the island of Mallorca, sailed
less frequently on the royal yacht Fortuna
and received fewer guests. They did, how-
ever, host U.S. first lady Michelle Oba-
ma and daughter Sasha for a brief courtesy
call as the Americans wound up a visit to
Spain. The 140 staffers who work for the
royal family saw their wages cut by as
much as 15 per cent along with other civ-
il servants as part of an austerity plan
enacted in May. The king and queen will
see cuts for 2011 as well, a palace official
said Wednesday on condition of anonymi-
ty in line with palace rules, though he
wouldn't say how much.

On the streets of Madrid, there were
few tears for the shrinking royal coffers.

"We are all suffering from the crisis,"
said 66-year-old retiree Pedro Barco. "I
think it only normal that the king and
queen have less money.”

(This article was written by Daniel
Woolls and Jamey Keaten, Associated
Press Writers).



do politicians
believe us to be?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

OK, let me see if I got this
right.

If you cross the North
Korean border illegally you
get 12 years hard labour, or
shot. If you cross the Iranian
border illegally you are
detained indefinitely. If you
cross the Afghan border ille-
gally, you get shot. If you
cross the Saudi Arabian bor-
der illegally you will be
jailed. If you cross the Chi-
nese border illegally you
may never be heard from
again. If you cross the
Venezuelan border illegally
you will be branded a spy
and your fate will be sealed.
If you cross the Cuban bor-
der illegally you will be
thrown into political prison
to rot.

If you enter the Bahamas
illegally you get a job, dri-
vers licence, NIB card, wel-
fare (from Government,
Red Cross, Salvation Army
and the churches), food
stamps, the right to own
your own business without a
licence, the right to build
homes on Bahamian land
(no plumbing) without per-
mits while working here
without a permit and send-
ing all their money back
home and building their
mansion for their family
there, free water from the
government pump, free edu-
cation, free health care all
with government support,
hundreds of dollars worth
of public documents print-
ed in their language, the
right to place your flag on
your business establishment
and vehicles without the
presence of a Bahamian flag
and despite the protest of
the Bahamians you will be
given the opportunity to
help form our government,
and get top white collar
positions on your jobs.
Unheard of anywhere else
in the world for the simple
reason of country security
and, oh let’s not forget, pro-
tocol and common sense
practice.

We just wanted to make
sure we had a firm grasp on
the situation at hand ...

Well we have had enough,
what about you! It’s time we
say enough is enough to any
of our governments playing
mind games while using us
as chess pieces. It’s time for
us to say enough to any
opposition party that sits by
and allows the governing
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the House of Assembly to
discuss Bahama deals, oil
leaks in the gulf, and the
building of new housing
communities.

Fellow Bahamians, we
ask you to consider how
foolish the politicians per-
ceive us to be.

While we are being dis-
posed of daily by employ-
ers, already being forced to
sell our vehicles and remove
our children from one
school to the next. Along
comes the government and
the opposition offering to
build more houses either
while they are in office or
after they get in office and
all for the low cost of, get
this $140,000 - $180,000 and
this is in the ghetto areas.
Have you tried to get a piece
of Crown land at a reason-
able cost on a Family Island
lately, well now govern-
ments are seemingly setting
regulations to make this cost
challenging for the people
wishing to return home. Oh
the foreigner can build hous-
es, farm and even are given
money if they willingly
return home. Won’t it be
nice if we had a Bahamian
government that would offer
us as little as an acre of
Crown land for any Bahami-
an wishing to return home
and farm, or a piece of land
100x100 for the Bahamian
who wishes to return to their
homeland, after all its just
bush. Oh to be treated with
respect by any government
of our choosing, is it just a

dream? Can we find some
people with a caring heart
to step up and be a govern-
ment who despite seeking
personal goals will not be
offended to allow us to live
from more than just the
crumbs that fall from the
politician’s table.

Fellow Bahamians, we
have doctors, nurses, teach-
ers, tile layers, construction
workers who are ready to
return home to continue
their profession and live,
But can’t afford it. While a
politician only has to serve
two terms and their spouse
receives thousands of dol-
lars monthly for the rest of
their lives. We ask you why
are there no plans for us?
It’s time we say enough, and
stand together as Bahami-
ans.

Please consider the oppo-
sition party’s action, where
are they when we need a
voice, why are there no ral-
lies being called or marches
on Bay Street to protest
some of these bills that are
being shoved down our
throat. We will tell you why.
It’s because in the next few
months they will prey on
your ignorance and call you
out of your house nightly to
put on shows and tell you
what you already know. We
ask you, is that a reason to
vote for them? Make them
talk now by telling them
enough is enough and ask-
ing them to be a more vocal
and hands on opposition.

Stay tuned, more to
come.

MINISTER S DAVIS
Nassau,
September, 2010.

Some questions about Exuma dredging

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Tread in The Tribune this morning a headline which read:
"Favourable assessment for Exuma dredging, excavation

plans.”

It goes on to say that the plans call for dredging 8.8 acres
of sea bed and excavate sand and rock at Bell Island in the
Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park.

Twill make no comment. I will, however, ask some ques-

tions:

Is this the Exuma Land and Sea Park that is the first of its

kind in the world?

Is this dredging operation associated with the same man
who just recently donated one million dollars to the Bahamas

National Trust?

Is Earl Deveaux Minister of the Environment?
Is this dredging operation associated with the same man
whose luxury helicopter was just recently flying the same

Earl Deveaux around Exuma?

Was an environmental Impact study done of the area

which they propose to dredge?

Who paid for the environmental impact study?

Just asking.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010, PAGE 5



Four GB educators

offer themselves
as BUT candidates

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Financial
accountability and transparen-
cy is the main focus of four
educators on Grand Bahama
who are offering themselves as
candidates in the upcoming
Bahamas Union of Teachers
(BUT) election on September
21.

Current trustee Juliamae
Johnson-Roberts, Valencia
Carroll, Joneth Edden, and
Meoshe Basden-Curtis are
vying for the positions of
trustee, assistant treasurer,
executive member, and area
vice-president, respectively.

They are vowing to restore
the union’s “integrity”.

Last year, in an historic and
near unanimous vote of no
confidence, more than 200 del-
egates decided they were fed
up with the “bickering and
infighting” and ousted the
executive team.

In the Grand Bahama dis-
trict, there are some 600 plus
members who are expected to
cast their ballots next Tuesday.

Candidates here have been
campaigning hard, distributing
flyers outlining their goals and
organising press conferences
to reach perspective voters.

Ms Roberts, who has served
as trustee for the past six years,
is seeking re-election. She
believes that the leadership has
failed in its duties.

Integrity

“We need to restore the
integrity which has been lack-
ing in the BUT. The inept
behaviour of the leadership is
unacceptable and we are ask-
ing the membership to vote for
us and allow us to bring back
the union to its glory days,”
she said.

Some of her goals are to
cause an audit to be conducted
at the 63rd annual general
meeting and ensure that union
funds are invested wisely
through collaborative efforts.

Ms Roberts is a veteran edu-
cator who has served in the
public school system for the
past 37 years. She has been a
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Valencia Carroll, candidate
for assistant treasurer, has
pledged to bring good gover-
nance and financial account-
ability to the union.

“Good governance is vital
in restoring integrity in the
conduct of union business,”
she said.

Mrs Carroll promises to
ensure that audits are con-
ducted and that quarterly and
annual financial statements
are provided to members dur-
ing the annual general meet-
ing.
“We have been falling short
in that area and for years we
have not been able to conduct
a proper audit and give a
proper account of funds to the
membership,” she said.

She said teachers are expe-
riencing economic hardship
and the union should assist
wherever possible.

Mrs Carroll has held vari-
ous positions within the
union, including trustee, exec-
utive member, vice-chairman
and shop steward.

Joneth Edden, a teacher at
Eight Mile Rock High School,
is confident that she will make
a difference as an executive
member in the union.

“This is my first time run-
ning as a candidate in the
BUT elections, but if elected I
will ensure that fairness and
accountability is top priority
in the union,” she said.

Meoshe Basden Curtis, the
candidate for area vice-presi-
dent, said one of her goals is
to provide transparency and
accountability in leadership
and hold regular meetings
with the membership.

She said she will also seek
to provide training for teach-
ers, and scholarships or
awards for the Grand
Bahama District Teacher of
the Year.

Mrs Curtis also wants to
establish an emergency fund
plan that will benefit teach-
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“level of objectivity,” said the
attorney.

This is compounded by the
fact that police are sometimes
assigned to provide security
for magistrates, he said.

“There is no sort of isola-
tion or insulation from the
magistrate, so the appearance
of fairness does not exist. So it
would be extremely refresh-
ing if persons other than
police personnel would be
involved in prosecutions.”

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THE performance and

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SAVINGS LOTS OF ecutors has been called into

gc” ae S&S EE question by some members of
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Defence Force officers in
crisis management and.
anti-terrorism courses

THIRTY-FOUR officers and
marines from the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force were
given tools to better face the
challenges of the 21st century
and the ongoing struggle against
terrorism in a two-week training
course at the Coral Harbour
Base.

Conducted by the members
of United States Coast Guard
International Training Division
Team, both the Maritime Crisis
Management Course and the
Seaport/Anti-Terrorism Cours-
es were tailored to the specific
needs of the region.

The Maritime Crisis Man-
agement Course was designed
to enhance the skills of the class
participants by making them
better decision-making man-
agers. The course provided the
necessary skills that marines can
apply when responding in times
of crisis or emergencies within a
maritime port.

Divided into four compo-
nents, the first dealt with crisis
control, which gave an overview
on Weapons of Mass Destruc-
tion (WMD) as well as infor-
mation on the latest known
WMD smuggling trends.

Component two dealt with
lectures regarding internation-
ally recognised principles for
protecting a maritime port com-
plex, vulnerability assessment,
risk management and risk based
decision making.

The third component com-
prised an overview of the Inci-
dent Command System (ICS)
and the principles of crisis man-
agement.

The final component dealt
with a tabletop “maritime crisis”
practical exercise, which
allowed class participants to
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Bahamian woman
Shot dead by ‘gun
mistaken for lighter’

A BAHAMIAN woman !

was shot and killed by an

American man who claims }
he mistook a small gun for }

a cigarette lighter.
According to interna-

tional reports, 27-year-old
Shakarra Ward was shot
at 11.50 pm last Friday at
a house party in Corpus
Christi, Texas.
According to witnesses

at the event, Shakarra was i

shot in the chest by her
husband's cousin who

accidentally discharged
the weapon, believing it

was a lighter shaped like a

gun.
American police arrest-
ed Joseph Douglas, 23, on

suspicion of manslaughter.
Shakarra, affectionately }

called Karra, had lived in
the United States for a
few months and was born
in Nassau according to a
website set up in her hon-
our.

Her remains will be
flown to the Bahama for
burial.

LOCAL NEWS

Archdeacon uses sermon to
deny ‘relationship’ rumours

FROM page one

ship with the wife of a prominent busi-
nessman.

Speculation has been swirling for weeks
in the Anglican community and beyond
over allegations that married Father
Brown, of St Agnes church in Grants
Town, was having an affair with the
woman.

It was alleged that the woman in ques-
tion is the wife of a member of his con-
gregation who he was counselling. It is
also reported that her husband hired a
private detective to ascertain the nature of
their relationship. However, these claims
were not confirmed.

Yesterday, Bishop Laish Boyd, head of
the Anglican Church in the Bahamas and
the Turks and Caicos, denied any knowl-
edge of the accusations brought against
Father Brown.

“IT don’t have any comment because I
don’t know what youre talking about,”
said Bishop Boyd when contacted yester-
day on the matter.

However, Archbishop Drexel Gomez
— now Assistant Bishop of the Bahamas
and the Turks and Caicos islands — admit-

ted the allegations against Father Brown
came to his attention about two weeks :

ago, “when the talk first started.”

And he confirmed that he was in Father }
Brown’s congregation on Sunday during :
First Mass when the rector raised the issue :

in an apparent attempt to clear the air.

“He denied that there’d been any inap-
propriate relationship,” said Archbishop :

Gomez.

Archdeacon Brown was most recently }
in the press after he was charged in April :
2009 with an alleged assault in an attempt }
to discipline a 15-year-old girl at a church |
picnic in October 2008. After a four- }
month trial, he was acquitted of the }
charge in October 2009 on a technicality }

by Magistrate Ancella Evans-Williams.

Magistrate Williams made her decision }
based on the fact that the complaint :
against Brown filed by then-Commis- }
sioner of Police Reginald Ferguson was :
“invalid” because it was not signed by the :
Commissioner or a peace officer. She also }
noted that witnesses’ testimony had been |

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girl was taken to hospital by
ambulance.

Her condition is unknown.

The suicide attempt came
just hours after a 15-year-old
boy at Anatol Rodgers High
School tried to kill himself with
a pair of scissors in a adminis-
trator's office.

The distraught boy sought
help from the administrator
around 4pm on Tuesday. At
some point during their con-
versation the administrator left
to get another school employee.
When the pair returned to the
office, they found the boy cut-
ting himself.

Although he managed to
inflict some wounds, school
officials were able to intervene
and save his life. The boy was
taken to hospital for treatment.

Education Minister
Desmond Bannister described
the suicide attempt as a "cry
for help” and said in many cas-
es, school officials are called to
offer emotional support not giv-
en by student's families.

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So many of their family lives
are unbearable, many children
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He said Social Services and
other relevant government and
school agencies will be con-
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areas of BCB's operations. The
majority of the proposed reduc-
tions will come from ZNS'
Grand Bahama office, the
northern service, cutting staff
levels from 48 to 26. Other
major cuts include reducing the
accounting department from 17
staff to seven; reducing the
community department from
four employees to two; reduc-
ing the executive office from
eight to five employees; reduc-
ing the human resources sec-
tion from eight to six employ-
ees; slashing the marketing and
sales department from 16 staff
to three; down-sizing the news
department from 36 employees
to 22.

Under the plan staff will be
down-sized in the operations
department from 23 to 14; from
23 to 11 in the radio depart-
ment; from four to two workers
in the traffic department; and
from 38 to 36 in the program-
ming department.

It is also reported that the
BCB board plans to eliminate
the parliamentary channel from
ZNS control and let go the five
employees in that area. It is
reported that the board wants
the channel put under the man-
agement of the Cabinet Office.

The one area that will see an
increase in staff is the research
department, which currently
has no employees but will see
three new persons hired under
the proposal.

In June, BCB Chairman
Michael Moss revealed that
about 70 employees would be
let go from the agency in a
move to deflate its bloated
wage bill and bring expenditure
in line after a budget cut of
about 50 per cent, from $8.5
million in the last fiscal year,
to $4.25 million this fiscal year.

Student taken
to hospital
after ‘stabbing’

A MALE student of CC
Sweeting Senior High School
was taken to hospital yesterday
after reportedly being stabbed
by another student.

Up to press time, Press Liai-
son Officer Sergeant Chrislyn
Skippings could only confirm
that "an altercation” occurred
at the campus yesterday.

However, unconfirmed
reports indicate that a fight
broke out at the campus yes-
terday morning during break
time leaving one student nurs-
ing three stab wounds to the
hip, thigh and hand.

The boy was taken to hospi-
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LOCAL NEWS



Education visit
ends in student
brawl mayhem

FROM page one

loiter in large numbers once
they have left the controlled
school environment. This
trend was said by police and
school administrators to
lure predators or external
forces that negatively affect
the vulnerable youth.

However, just minutes
after the first wave of C V
Bethel Senior High School
students descended upon
the plaza, a dispute between
those students, young men
not in school uniform, and
students from a private
school erupted — leading to
the arrest of three persons.

C V Bethel Senior High
was said to have more than
1,400 students, with at least
500 of them travelling to
and from school on public
transport.

Mr Bannister said: “This
school (C V Bethel) is a
very disciplined school, and
you can see this by their
appearance — everyone is
properly dressed — howev-
er once out of school their
conduct quickly changes,
and this can be due to any
incident. Like you saw with
this incident, once there was
an outbreak of violence, see
how quickly the children all
rushed to the area. An inci-
dent that was originally
between a specific group of
persons is now escalated to
endanger a much wider
number of children. Outside



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of school is where they vent
their frustrations — we have
to hold kids to standards,
teach them to have stan-
dards even out of school
when they are out in the
street.”

This year, administration
at C V Bethel opted to step
outside the boundaries of
the school and install “sen-
tries” at the plaza, hoping
that their presence would
deter the warring students
and external predators.
Senior masters, using the
school’s bus as a station,
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still feel like there is a lot
of room for improvement.
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one time in the afternoon,
we should have officers sta-
tioned here. And this is our
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consistent presence.”

Community members in
the Baillou Hill Road and
John Road area support Ms
Beneby’s sentiments, fol-
lowing the shooting of
Rashad Rolle, an eighth
grade T A Thompson stu-
dent, on Monday.

Shop owners, parents
and residents in that area
voiced concern that the
shooting has signaled an
escalation of violence
between and against stu-
dents.

It was reported Monday's
shooting also stemmed from
a widespread fight between
students, a mix of uni-
formed and plain-clothed
youngsters.

Mr Bannister added:
"We have to create an
awareness of this type of
behaviour, once we do that
we can move forward
toward understanding the
dynamics of why this is hap-
pening.”

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of dollars from John Travolta
for a document which the actor
was said to have signed which
would have allowed the para-
medics to leave without tak-
ing Jett to the nearby Rand
Memorial Hospital, allowing
him to be transported instead
to an awaiting small aircraft.

In the article, Journalist
David Jones makes the point
that Lightbourne himself could
be considered somewhat odd.

“It must be said, Light-
bourne is not the easiest man
to deal with and at times his
behaviour may cause you to
question his story,” wrote the
reporter.

Meanwhile, the article goes
on to note that the only way
of determining what really
happened that day, and how
long Jett had been dead for,
would have been by an autop-

sy and Coroner’s Inquest.

Bahamian authorities never
officially released the results
of the autopsy performed on
Jett Travolta. Then-Police
Commissioner Reginald Fer-
guson said the results would
not be released because there
was "nothing criminal” about
the boy's death. He was cre-
mated and his ashes flown to
Florida within days of his sud-
den death.

The article states: “Nobody
outside the Travolta camp and
the Bahamian authorities has
ever seen (the autopsy)
because, like so much of the
crucial evidence, it has not
come to light.”

It further points out that
there has been no Coroner’s
Inquest scheduled to investi-
gate the death, despite the fact
that “as a former British
colony, the Bahamas’ legal sys-
tem is based on Britain's,
where a full inquest would
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Attempted murder trial
FROM page three

said that she replied “No” and
clutched her bag. Mrs Algios
said that the man stepped
behind her and pulled on the
strap of her bag causing her to
fall to the ground. The wit-
ness told the court that while
being dragged the strap on
her bag broke. She said that
she saw one of the young men
reach into his pocket and pull
something out. The witness
told the court that she initial-
ly thought it was a knife.

“T thought he was going to
stab me,” she told the court.
She described the assailant as
being of a darker complexion
and taller than the other
assailant. Mrs Algios said that
she heard a gunshot and ini-
tially thought it was a BB gun.

“T thought it was a joke,”
she told the court. She said
however that she heard John
say that he had been shot and
saw him clutching his chest.
She said that the two
assailants then ran off. It was
at that point that they began
screaming for help. Accord-
ing to Mrs Algios a woman
eventually stopped to assist
them and a man drove John
to the hospital.

Mr Casper was also back
on the witness stand yester-
day for cross-examination. Mr
Casper said that he gave two
statements to police; one on

May 19 while in the Bahamas
and the other on June 5, 2008
while at the Bergenfield
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Defence attorneys however
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der who represents Ebenez-
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Casper that he had been
forced to identify the two men
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his shooting. Mr Casper how-
ever denied this suggestion.
Mr Pinder also suggested to
Mr Casper that he and
Bahamian police were trying
to frame his client, a sugges-
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given the court of his
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will be on hand to talk to market buyers about their homemade
and homegrown goods, the BNT said.

The market will open at 8am and close at 1pm. Admission is
free.

The Trust first held the ‘Da Market’ in June of this year
and said it has received such a positive response from ven-
dors and shoppers that it has decided to make it a monthly
event.

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we are very excited to add ‘Da Market’ as a new BNT event,”
said Urmie Braynen, coordinator for the event.

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Commercial banks likely
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By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The Bahamas has the most
advanced electronic banking
system in the Caribbean, a
leading banker told Tribune
Business yesterday, with this
nation’s commercial banks
likely to soon discuss launch-
ing a SWITCH component to
the Automated Clearing
House (ACH), allowing
Bahamians to use cash cards
at all Automatic Teller
Machines (ATMs).

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ing House (BACH) official-
ly went live last Tuesday with
its direct credits and debits
functions, Paul McWeeney,
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SEE page 5B

Carmichael's
second city
objectives

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

CARMICHAEL is vying
to be the second city prop-
er in New Providence, and
the business owners under
the Carmichael Business
League umbrella are
organising and empower-
ing others in the area to get
it done.

President of the League,
Ethric Bowe, is pushing for
businesses in the area to
consolidate their resources
and make Carmichael
become an organised, self-
sustaining municipality.

“We hope to one day call
it Carmichael City,” said
Mr Bowe.

According to him, the
League is focused on
bringing success models to
its membership, impacting
the way they see and oper-
ate their own businesses in
a bid to make them more
successful.

Yesterday, the League
held a forum aimed at edu-
cating not only Carmichael
business owners, but any
person interested in busi-
ness development and sus-
tainablility.

Well-known principal of
Arawak Homes, Franklyn
Wilson, encouraged atten-
dees to never give up, co-
operate and pool
resources.

Mr Wilson recounted the
start of his journey to suc-
cess with the story of a co-
operative he and several
others formed called the
Sunshine Boys. According
to him, this involved the
pooling of not only liquid
capital, but also ideas and
knowledge.

He added that entrepre-
neurship was the country’s
“biggest problem”, as
many would-be business
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Uniairly prejudiced’
over $102m foreclose

@ Major British Colonial Hilton investor writes to Canadian trade
officials arguing that treatment by Central Bank and Bahamian
judicial system over South Ocean loan ‘may have bearing’ on

nation’s WTO bid

Bi Claims being discriminated against as foreign investor, with
issue having ‘far ranging implications’ for all lenders doing

business in Bahamas

Mf Argues judicial system ‘operates well below any reasonable
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Tribune Business Editor

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investor has written to Canadi-
an trade officials suggesting that
the difficulties it has encoun-
tered in foreclosing on the $102
million loan secured on the
South Ocean resort “may have
a bearing” on the Bahamas’
application for full World
Trade Organisation (WTO)
membership, arguing that is
“being unfairly prejudiced” as a
foreign entity.

Attorneys for the Canadian
Commercial Workers Industry
Pension Plan (CCWIPP), which
apart from its South Ocean
interests also holds a $60 mil-
lion investment in downtown

Nassau’s British Colonial
Hilton, wrote to Canada’s
Jamaica-based senior trade
commissioner on August 27,
2010, alleging that its foreclo-
sure efforts were being ham-
pered by the Central Bank of
the Bahamas and Bahamian
judicial system.

The letter, signed by Alain
Lenezner QC, a copy of which
has been obtained by Tribune
Business, said CCWIPP and its
Propco 39 investment company
were “concerned with the appli-
cation of the Government of
the Bahamas to join the WTO
as a result of its experiences in
dealing with the Bahamian judi-
cial system over the past few
years. “In the best interest of
Canadians who may consider

City Markets owed staff pension
fund $500k at end-2009

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Bahamas Supermarkets, parent company of the 11-store City
Markets grocery chain, owed the staff pension fund almost $519,000
at its 2009 year-end in unpaid rent for the company’s head office,
with its financial troubles preventing any contributions by the
firm to the plan during the 2007-2009 period.

The audited financial statements for Bahamas Supermarkets
2009 fiscal year are more than a year late, given that the period
closed some 14 and-a-half months ago, but they provide a further
insight into the problems afflicting the supermarket chain and
management’s plans to remedy them, the accounts being heavily
qualified by Deloitte & Touche (Bahamas).

In qualifying its opinion, the Bahamian accounting firm said it
was unable to “satisfy ourselves” that the value of Bahamas Super-

SEE page 8B

Bahamas
commits

to reform
at WTO

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The Bahamas has
embarked upon a multi-
pronged reform strategy that
will “considerably improve
access” to this nation for for-
eign goods suppliers on a
Most Favoured Nation
(MEN) basis, the minister of
state for finance has con-
firmed.

Addressing the first meet-
ing of the World Trade
Organisation (WTO) work-
ing party that will negotiate
the terms of the Bahamas’
accession to full member-
ship in the global trade over-
seer, Zhivargo Laing never-
theless said the Government
wanted to balance this com-
mitment with the need to
“safeguard our growth and
promote development”.

Confirming that the
Bahamas had “done consid-
erable work and has begun
reforming laws governing
both foreign and internal
trade” to come into WTO
compliance, Mr Laing said
the Government had
engaged numerous overseas
consultants to begin the
process of legislative reform.

This, he added, would
involve reforms to Customs
and intellectual property

SEE page 3B

investing in the Bahamas, we
are of the view that you should
be aware of these experiences,
as they may assist you when
responding to inquiries from
Canadian investors.”

The letter, which was sent to
trade commissioner Rick McEI-
rea via the Canadian High
Commission in Kingston,
Jamaica, seems timed to coin-
cide with the Bahamas’ first
meeting with the WTO working
party that will negotiate the
terms of its accession to full
membership. That meeting is
taking place in Geneva this
week.

It also coincides with talks

SEE page 8B

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The Government yesterday confirmed it was “not proceed-
ing” with the $20 million proposal to upgrade and outsource
management of the Tonique Williams-Darling Highway land-
fill to the private sector, even though it acknowledge the site -
an “urgent priority” - was presently being “badly supervised”.

Ronald Thompson, permanent secretary in the Ministry of the
Environment, told Tribune Business that the Ingraham admin-
istration had “decided not to go in the direction” of accepting
either the initial $20 million proposal by Miami-based Cam-
bridge Project Development Inc, or a ‘watered down’ $8 million
version that it had subsequently asked the company for.

When asked by this newspaper about Cambridge’s concerns
that six months’ worth of negotiations had “stalled”, and that the
Government might be considering other options for New Prov-
idence’s landfill, Mr Thompson initially responded: “That might
be their concern, and it might be correct, I suppose.

“We’re looking at the management of the landfill site in
conjunction with waste-to-energy, and I suppose that’s about all
I can say on it right now. We’re in the preliminary stages of
going in that direction, and I don’t know if we have anything
finalised in that regard.”

But, when pressed by Tribune Business, Mr Thompson then
conceded: “Tt’s correct to say we’re not proceeding with the pro-
ject as outlined by Cambridge at this time.”

Declining to explain the Government’s reasoning for its

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Butterfield Bank administrator passes

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EXAM SUCCESS: Osborne T. Lockhart

ties Training Institute (STI).

evolving fields of securities and financial services.”
Mr Lockhart is pictured.

Steering through
‘different vectors

t's almost impossi-
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ics software without
first establishing an

i understanding of the differ-
? ences between the two
: major graphic type images.
i Understanding these valu-
? able fundamentals is often
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i work with graphics at all,
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: them. Basically, there are
i two different techniques for
A private banking administrator at Butterfield Bank ; creating, storing and pro-
(Bahamas), Osborne 'T. Lockhart, passed the Series 7 exami- ; cessing computer images:
nation in the US after studying with the Nassau-based Securi- bitmap and vector. Let's
Michael Miller, STT’s president, said: “Our investment train- : . oS eee ee |
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dations and practical skills necessary to succeed in the rapidly : virtue that we will explore.

What is a Bitmap image?
Bitmap images (also

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known as raster images) are
made up of pixels in a grid.
Pixels are picture elements;
tiny dots of individual colour
that make up what is seen
on your screen.

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computer monitors display
about 70 to 100 pixels per
inch, while the actual num-
ber depends on your moni-
tor and screen settings.

However, when printing
bitmaps your printer
requires much more image
data than a monitor.

For example: In order to
render a bitmap image accu-
rately, the typical desktop
printer needs 150-300 ppi.
As photos usually contain
millions of colours, it is com-
mon practice to keep them
as bitmap based images at
all times.

A 72 dpi photograph
uses.... you got it, 72 dots
per inch and is better for use
on a website. The higher the
DPI or (Dots Per Inch), the
higher quality the image.
Makes sense?

Generally, common
bitmap formats include:
bmp, gif, jpeg, png, pict
(Macintosh), pcx, tiff, psd
(Adobe Photoshop), while
popular bitmap editing pro-
grams are: Microsoft Paint,
Adobe Photoshop, Corel
Photo-Paint, Corel Paint
Shop Pro and The GIMP.
Please note that all scanned
images and digital cameras
images are bitmaps.

While TV and film,
regardless of the artwork
origin, will always be
bitmap, Web and print work
is usually vector-based. It is,
of course, possible to create
a logo in a raster-based pro-
gram, as Photoshop users do
it all the time, but the down-
side is that you cannot
enlarge the image without
exaggerating the effect of
these dots. This makes the
picture look jagged.

The key points about
Bitmap images are: pixels in
a grid, resolution dependent,
resizing reduces quality, eas-
ily converted, restricted to
rectangle, and minimal sup-
port for transparency.

WHAT IS A
VECTOR IMAGE?

Unlike jpegs, gifs and bmp
images, vector graphics are
not made up of a grid of pix-
els.

Instead, they are com-
prised of paths, which are
defined by a start and end
point.

A path can be a line, a
square, a triangle or a curvy
shape, and can be used to
create simple drawings or
complex diagrams.

Because vector-based
images are not made up of
dots, they can be scaled toa
larger size and not lose any
image quality.

You might have observed,
in an attempt to stretch or
increase an image size, that
it appeared blocky or ‘pixi-
lated’ (this is an example of
a vector image).

For example, when a vec-
tor graphic is blown up, the
graphic will remain smooth,
clean and crisp.

This makes vector graph-
ics ideal for logos, which can
be small enough to appear
on a business card and can
also be scaled to fill a bill-
board for that matter.

Vector images have many
advantages.

However, a primary dis-
advantage is that they are
unsuitable for producing
photo-realistic imagery.

That's why most of the
vector images tend to have a
cartoon-like appearance and
primarily originate from
software.

You can't scan an image

and save it as a vector file
without using special con-
version software.

On the other hand, vector
images can quite easily be
converted to bitmaps, which
is a process referred to as
rasterizing.

Converting between
bitmap formats is generally
as simple as opening the
image to be converted and
using your software's Save
As... Command to save it in
any other bitmap or vector
format.

How To: Save to a Vec-
tor File (CGM, DXF, SHP,
etc.

Perform the following
steps to save a file in a vec-
tor file format.

1. Select the ‘Vector For-
mats’ item from the File
type list.

2. Select one of the vec-
tor formats listed in the Save
as list (for example, Com-
puter Graphics Metafile

(*.cgm)).

3. Click the ‘Save’ button
to save the printed docu-
ment.

Caution: It's always smart
to save a copy of your origi-
nal vector artwork in its
native format before con-
verting it to a bitmap, as
once it has been converted,
the image loses all the won-
derful qualities.

Some common types of
vector graphics include
Adobe Illustrator, Macro-
media Freehand and EPS
files, while many Flash ani-
mations also use vector
graphics, since they scale
better and typically take up
less space than bitmap
images.

In essence, when saved,
vector images takes up less
disk space, given that in the
case of a rectangle the pro-
gram is only storing four
numbers despite its size - the
x and y starting point, plus
the width and height.

In comparison, a bitmap
application stores color
information for the 10,000
pixels that make up a
100x100 pixel rectangle.

WHAT ABOUT
METAFILES?

Perhaps you have heard
about Metafiles, which are
merely graphics that contain
both raster and vector data,
but we will discuss this in
another article.

Always know that ‘quality
pictures and graphics’ are
like candy toppings to a sun-
dae.

I am sure you have heard
of the cliché “a picture
paints a thousand words”,
but if the picture is distorted
and faint, I reckon there
won't be any words paint-
ed.

There is nothing more
lethal than a website,
brochure or flyer engulfed
with stretched, pixilated
images, sending only one
feeble message. “Well I did-
n't really know how to ...but
I tried.”

Everyone loves high defi-
nition images, as they catch
the reader’s attention imme-
diately before reading the
actual text.

As a final point, saving an
image in the best format is
important.

Saved in two different for-
mats it will produce two dif-
ferent results.

Learning the differences
between both can help you
create better images.

So until we meet again,
play a little, enjoy life and
stay on top of your game!

NB: The author
welcomes feedback at:
deedee2111@hotmail.com

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Abaco’s year-end [we

‘Triple Play goal

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

ABACO could have bundled Cable TV,
Internet and phone - so-called triple play
services - by the end of 2010, the president
of IP Solutions International revealed yes-
terday, with expansion to other islands set
to follow.

Edison Sumner, speaking at the Abaco
Business Outlook’s annual sneak preview,
hosted by The Counsellors (TCL), said
Abaco will be the first island to receive the
triple play package because it “presents
tremendous opportunities”.

Mr Sumner said the infrastructure is
already in place in Abaco for the distribu-
tion of the service, which will be wireless.

Mr Sumner is expected to say more
about the services at the Abaco Business
Outlook next Wednesday at the New
Vision Ministries Centre.

Also expected to present to the Abaco

Doctors sutfers profit and revenue declines

DOCTORS Hospital suf-

per cent over the same period,

community is executive chairman of the
Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC),
Micheal Moss, who said yesterday that
Abaco’s recent power woes have been
resolved for the moment.

He insisted that the new Wilson City
power plant will be able to service the
growing Abaco community for 10 to 12
years, even if power demands increase by 5-
7 per cent per annum.

The construction of the plant was highly
contested by the Abaco community, and
underwent several plan changes as a result
of pressures from environmental and social
non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

The vice-president of health insurance
and international expansion at BAF Finan-
cial and Insurance, Jason Borrino, is expect-
ed to focus his presentation on the future
of health insurance in the Bahamas.

He said health insurance costs can often
be high for entrepreneurs and stifle their
businesses with high premiums.

Also expected to speak at the Outlook

are Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Vin-
cent Vanderpool-Wallace; director of the
National Insurance Board, Algernon
Cargill; deputy chairman of the Bahamas
Agricultural and Industrial Corporation,
Ronald Darville; local government repre-
sentative for South Abaco, Benjamin Pin-
der; and intern architect for Unnel-Span-
gler-Walsh and Associates in Atlanta,
Lionel Johnson Jr, among others.

“Central to TCL’s philosophy and prac-
tice in organizing the Outlooks is to respect
and examine the whole picture of a com-
munity - internal and external impacts, a
true picture of key sectors and not a polite
fiction,” said Joan Albury, president of the
TCL Group.

“The electricity supply of Abaco and the
new power station at Wilson City have
been the source of much concern and even
controversy. We thought it vital to make a
contribution to brining greater clarity to
this situation, and who better to do so than
the new BEC chairman Michael Moss.”

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Doctors Hospital’s total
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According to the report,
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The report touted the Hos-
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technical standards and phytosanitary stan- 3
dards. The minister also pledged that all
future legislation would be WTO compli-
ant, and published ahead of time to allow for
feedback and comment, something the Gov-
ernment has not always been good at doing.

“These reforms, once implemented, will to
a large degree result in considerably
improved conditions of access for foreign
suppliers of goods and services on a Most
Favoured Nation (MFN) basis, and will cor-
respondingly enhance the market access
commitments that the Bahamas will under-
take as part of its accession to the WTO,”
Mr Laing said.

He added that the Government’s public
procurement legislation would also be

curement
Agreement,
with the
Bahamas also
tabling its leg-
islative action
plan and draft
legislation with
the WTO.

Warning that
the Bahamas had been heavily impacted by
the recession, with unemployment at at least
15 per cent and the Government’s finances
having suffered accordingly, Mr Laing said
the Bahamas had to balance WTO accession
with protecting its own growth and devel-
opment.

THE BAHâ„¢!

PUBLIC NOTICE

No. 6 of 2010



10th September 2010
Re: UNLICENSED FCSP OPERATORS

ZHIVARGO LAING

This NOTICE is issued by the Inspector of Financial and Corporate Services (the
Inspector) pursuant to its authority under Section 11(3) of the Financial and
Corporate Service Providers Act, Chapter 369 (the Act). The Securities Commission
of The Bahamas (the Commission) was appointed as the Inspector on January
1, 2008 and is therefore responsible for ensuring all persons operate in accordance
with the Act, which provides for the licensing and regulation of Financial and
Corporate Service Providers (FCSPs).

The Inspector advises that Section 18(1) of the Act states:
Join the Leading Environmental Conservation . Y

Organization in The Bahamas

“Any person who carries on the business of financial and corporate services in
or from within The Bahamas without obtaining a license under this Act commits
an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of seventy-five thousand
dollars and where the offence continues subsequent to conviction that person
is liable to a fine of one thousand dollars for each day the offence continues.”

JOB OPPORTUNITY: DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Primary Responsibilities The Inspector further advises that while “financial services” referred to in section

2 of the Act is not defined in the legislation, it is interpreted using the definition
issued by the World Trade Organisation. Financial services as defined therein
includes money broking, lending of all types and related activities.

¢ Liaise with various Dept. Heads and Executive Director on preparation
and implementation of annual budget
Oversee comphance of BNTW internal control, accounting and
reporting policies and procedures,
Liaison with the Human Resource Manager in reference to staff payroll,
processing of National Insurance deductions and other statutory and
contractual records as necessary.
Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and provide
status of the financial condition of the organisation to the Executive
Committee.
Manage all BNA bank accounts, account receivables and payables and
general ledgers.
Control and monitor all projects and grant funds to ensure that funds
expended are applied appropriately,
Ensure the timely completion and filings with the local and overseas
authorities, such as the internal revenue authorities m the United States
and Canada.
Coordinate and prepare pertinent information for external audits

In light of the foregoing, the Inspector’s attention has been drawn to a number
of persons carrying out activities that require a license under the Act. Section 3
of the Act provides that no person shall carry on the business of financial and
corporate services in or from within the Bahamas unless that person has obtained
a license under the Act.

The general public is HEREBY ADVISED that all persons who, for profit or
reward, are providing financial and corporate services without a FCSP license
are committing a criminal offence, which means such matters must be reported
to the police.

The general public is FURTHER ADVISED that all persons operating without
a license are to immediately cease and desist operating and should report
to the Inspector without delay. These persons must report to the Inspector
within thirty (30) days from the date of this Notice, during which time they
MUST NOT operate. Failure to submit to the Inspector and/or continuing
to operate without a license after this thirty (30) day period will result in a
complaint being filed with the police for criminal prosecution.

Further, please note that criminal conviction for failing to submit to the Inspector
and operating without a license after this Notice has been issued could render
an entity “not Fit and Proper’, and therefore unable to qualify to be licensed and
regularized under the Act. Therefore, anyone who is presently operating without
a license should immediately contact the Inspector at the Securities Commission,
3rd Floor Charlotte House, Shirley and Charlotte Streets.

Qualification and Experience:

- Bachelorf degree or higher in Accounting or related field

- Minimum of 5 years experience

= Strong analytical, organizational, interpersonal and management skills ; . ; ;

. Kegowlados of Peachtras susten This notice is not applicable to licensees of the Central Bank of the Bahamas
5 7 pursuant to section 20 of the Act.

To apply: Submit cover letter, resume and three references to the Bahamas

National Trust, Attn: Human Resources awemyss/albnt,bs by September 24,

2010,

You may contact Ms. Mechelle Martinborough, Secretary & Legal Counsel at the
Securities Commission with any general inquiries concerning this Notice at
telephone number 397-4100 or in writing to PO. Box N-8347, Nassau, The
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Firms educated over
Clearing House benefits

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NOTICE

TO SHAREHOLDERS OF

Doctors Hospital Health System
regarding

DIVIDEND DECLARATION

Whereas there are sufficient funds to provide a cash dividend
fo the shareholders of Doctors Hospital Health Systam, and



With the implementation of
the Bahamas Automated
Clearing House (BACH), Bank =

Whereas the Dineclors have determined that aller the
payment of such dividends the Company wil be able to meat
all of fis continuing obligations and provide adequate funds
for reinvestment in the business,

of the Bahamas International
executives are taking steps to
ensure business customers
understand the new adjust-
ments to their payroll systems.

Representatives from a vari-
ety of companies attended
intensive ACH workshops at

the bank’s training facility to
learn more about the new struc-
ture’s impact on their bottom
line (right photo).

By linking all clearing banks,
the BACH will facilitate elec-
tronic payroll, with direct
immediate credit, from employ-
er to employees wherever they
bank within the system.

Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national’s managing director,
Paul McWeeney, standing
(above photo), explained the
background to the ACH at the
start of the training session.

Notice is hereby given thal the Board of Directors. has
declared a dividend of $0.02 per share to be paid to
shareholders of racord on September 23,2010, The
payment date shall be September 30, 2010.

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The Bahamas Maritime Authority is a world dass International Ship Registry and
a flag of choice, with an expanding Yacht Register.

We would like to identify surtable candidates to be trained as small ship and
yacht inspectors/surveyors; whose jobs would include, but not be limited to; the
inspection and surveying of vessels less than SOOGT, in accordance with the
relevant IMO Conventions, Caribbean Cargo Ship Safety Code (CCSSC), Small
Commercial Vessel Code (SCV) and the Bahamas Yacht Code as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

The prospective applicants should be in possession of Master up to 3000 GT,
Near Coastal or Limited (extended) Coastal Trades or Chief Engineer up to 3000
kW Propulsion Power. Officers halding an Officer In Charge of a Navigational
Watch Certificate or an Officer In Charge of an Engineering Watch Certificate
with at least 12 months approved sea-going service as an officer holding since
acquiring that certificate may express an interest. Persons nat holding STCW
certification but having two years approved sea-going experience plus inspection
and or surveying experience may also be considered. Documentary evidence
demonstrating the required qualification and/or experience must be submitted
with the applications.

Candidates will also have to have a medical certificate of fitness valid for not
more than two years and be at least 20 years of age.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 30!" September 2010

Applications must be sent to:-
The Director
Bahamas Maritime Authority
Manx Corporate Centre
West Bay Street
P.O. Box N-4679
Nassau Bahamas

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The successful candidate must possess the following:

A minimum of 5 years experience as a Supervisor in the
Engineering Department

Must Be proficient in Preventative Maintenance Programs

Must possess a proven record of Team Leadership skills, and
able to work with little or no supervision

Must possess strong interpersonal, communication, problem
solving and customer service skills

Must possess knowledge of Electrical & Mechanical Systems
1.e. HVAC, Plumbing & Heating

Must possess basic Administrative skills with some
knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Must be able to work long and flexible hours

Applicants with supporting documents also including a clean
Police Certificate should be sent to the address below.

Competitive salary and benefits package are commensurate
with experience.

Applicants for Hotel Chief Engineering
P.O. Box SS-6202
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Clearing House ‘most advanced’ in Caribbean

FROM page 1B

described as “tremendous” the cost
savings Bahamian companies would
enjoy from being able to credit
employee bank accounts with their
regular salaries - regardless of where
they banked.

Explaining that this would elimi-
nate the need for companies to issue
cheques to employees, and slash pro-
ductivity losses caused by workers
having to stand in bank lines, Mr
McWeeney told Tribune Business:
“The ACH is fully operational. The
cost savings are tremendous, and
also from an efficiency standpoint.
The savings are all around.”

Bahamian companies could now
initiate payroll payments via online
banking, said Mr McWeeney, who
headed the Clearing Banks Associ-
ation (CBA) committee that over-
saw the BACH’s development.
“The time involved is cut down, and
the cost of writing cheques is



“The Bahamas can now
boast of having a first world
ACH, and the extent to which
we have developed it proba-
bly makes it unique in the
Caribbean.”

reduced,” he added.

In addition, employees would
know with absolute certainty that
the correct sums had been deposited
to their accounts for their own use,
and that such transactions were
irrevocable.

“The next step for the Clearing
Banks Association will hopefully be
the launch of the SWITCH mecha-
nism, so the ATMs can talk to one
another. I’m sure it will become a
topical point right around this time
now,” Mr McWeeney told Tribune
Business.

A SWITCH mechanism would
allow Bahamians to use their

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cash/ATM cards at any bank’s
machines, regardless of where they
banked, further enhancing customer
convenience.

Pointing to global banking trends,
Mr McWeeney told Tribune Busi-
ness that the UK was set to totally
eliminate the use of manual cheques
by 2015. While the Bahamas was
unlikely to go to that extent, the
Bank of the Bahamas International
managing director said it “shows
where the market is trending, and
we may follow suit”.

Asked about the extent to which
Bahamian companies were using the
BACH’s new electronic credits func-
tion, Mr McWeeney said: “It’s still
hard to tell, but hopefully it will be
fully utilised right away. Hopefully
we will get the Government and
National Insurance Board on board,
and there’s tremendous opportuni-
ties and benefits for large private
sector employers like Atlantis to do
so.

“The Bahamas can now boast of

having a first world ACH, and the
extent to which we have developed it
probably makes it unique in the
Caribbean. I don’t think any other
are advanced as ours, doing elec-
tronic chequing and electronic bank-
ing. I don’t think any in the region
are as advanced as ours.

“The Central Bank’s initiative to
automate the payments system, start-
ing in 2004, is substantially complete.
It’s a tremendous achievement for
the country.”

Mr McWeeney said that once the
Bahamian market was “satisfied”,
there were opportunities to export
the BACH and its technology to oth-
er countries in the Caribbean.

Before that, though, the BACH
would look to expand domestically,
allowing institutions that participat-
ed in financing and credit services -
such as NIB, the furniture and car
companies - to also participate in
and enjoy its benefits, once they had
met certain standards.

Bank of the Bahamas Interna-

tional had staged three workshops to
advise its clients on the banking
industry/payments system’s future,
Mr McWeeney said, one that was
increasingly likely to be dominated
by credit and debit cards at the
expense of cheques.

Bank customers would get per-
sonal access to their statements
online, rather than through the mail,
he suggested, while companies
would be able to scan cheques on
their own premises and watch as
money was deposited to their
account. Rather than take large cash
sums to the bank for deposit, busi-
nesses and individuals would instead
be able to deposit this at ATMs.

“All of these things we expect to
see happen in the near future, and
businesses need to prepare for it,”
Mr McWeeney said. “It has tremen-
dous impact on security and the way
businesses operate. It’s going to
change the way they do business in
the future.”

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decision, Mr Thompson would only add: “It was
decided not to go in that direction at this time.”

When asked about Cambridge’s ‘watered
down’ proposal, which the Government has asked
them to submit on doing only the most critical
upgrades, Mr Thompson added: “We had asked
them to look at stuff of one year’s implementa-
tion out there, and doing things necessary to be
done over a period of six to 12 months, then give
us an estimate of what it would cost to do that.

“That was in the region of $8 million. We have
decided not to go in that direction for the time
being.”

Questioned as to whether the Department of
Environmental Health Services (DEHS) would
retain responsibility for managing the Tonique
Williams-Darling Highway landfill, the perma-
nent secretary replied: “However long that time
will be I can’t say, but for the time being it will
be.”

Explaining the Government’s attitude to the
landfill, Mr Thompson told Tribune Business:
“It’s a very big priority because at the present the
site is not being properly managed, so it is an
urgent matter for us to deal with. It will be dealt
with and given that sort of attention, just not
under the present proposal.”

When the ‘contradiction’ between his asser-
tion that the landfill was “not being properly
managed”, and the Government’s refusal to bring
in capable private sector management, was point-
ed out to him, Mr Thompson said: “Not neces-
sarily. They have given us a proposal which, for
whatever reason, we are not going with at this
time.”

He added that the Government was likely to
address the landfill/solid waste management sit-
uation in “short order”.

The Government’s ‘U-turn’, in such a short
timespan, on outsourcing the landfill’s manage-
ment to Cambridge and the private sector, is
likely to raise some eyebrows, especially since
Earl Deveaux, minister of the environment, had
been touting such a move from February-March
this year following the extensive, long-lasting
fire at the site. Questions will be raised by many
Bahamians, especially those living in govern-
ment subdivisions off Gladstone Road near the
landfill, who were unable to open their windows
or hang clothes on the line to dry when that Feb-
ruary-March fire was burning.

And an opportunity to broaden Bahamian
ownership of their own economy may also be
lost, given that the Cambridge project proposal
involved selling a 40 per cent stake - worth $8 mil-
lion - to Bahamian institutional and retail
investors. Tribune Business understands that the
draft contract with the Government called for
that to happen some 18 months after the man-
agement takeover. Also counting the cost may be
the Bahamian construction industry, which stood
to receive $12 million of the initial $20 million
invested by Cambridge, and “hundreds of thou-
sands of dollars” every year thereafter for site
upgrades.

When contacted by Tribune Business yester-
day, Len Enriquez, Cambridge’s principal, said
the company was still willing to negotiate with the
Government to move the project forward, and
urged it to detail its objections/concerns.

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“We have no idea why this has been stopped,”
he told Tribune Business. “No one has written to
us, sent us an e-mail. We’re ready, willing and
able to sit back down with them, and understand
what their objections are, because we have no
feedback right now.

“All we hear is that they might try a different
path, but we don’t know the how and the why.
We have nothing to go on, and therefore the
negotiations remain stalled and the fire danger at
the landfill remains. After four-five months of
fairly detailed, serious and good faith negotia-
tions, the whole process shuts down without
warning. If there’s a contractual reason, issue,
tell us what it is. We may be able to work it out
rather than incur delays to the project.”

It is unclear whether the Government now
intends to follow the path trodden in 2000, when
it hired a consultant and spent millions on con-
structing a new cell at the landfill, only to find the
site back in the same situation 10 years’ later.

“How many times do you have to try some-
thing before you realise it is not giving you the
desired results?” asked Mr Enriquez.

“We spent six months putting together the
cost, the package, making the project as Bahami-
an as possible with 40 per cent public investor
participation and taking over the employees,
without diluting our obligations.

“We have six months more of damage to catch
up on, and if the plans are switched now, you
will end up with six more months’ of damage.”
Mr Enriquez highlighted the urgency of the sit-
uation by telling Tribune Business that 500 tonnes
of waste, equivalent to 500 minivans, were being
dumped at the landfill per day on bare ground.

Adding that Cambridge had spent significant
sums of money in preparing its proposal, he
added: “We had an office of several employees in
Nassau ready to go and take care of the problems
identified. We had to de-staff that office because
it was taking so long.

“We had people on stand-by and had done
some of the design work, so we could hit the
ground running when we got the green light.
This was done with the intention of helping the
Government take care of its problems quickly.

“We were trying to move quickly, but no one
else was. No one else seemed to be interested in
the urgency. When we started this process we
were told the country did not want another mas-
sive fire, smoke blowing over tourists on the
beach, and pollutants leaching into the ground,
and that they wanted to get it done quickly. Now,
we’re finding the Government’s urgency wasn’t
there.”

The fate of Cambridge’s proposal is also like-
ly to send a negative message to foreign investors
eyeing the Bahamas, especially those compet-
ing for government procurement contracts.

“There are countries in the Caribbean,” said
Mr Enriquez, “that have initiated tenders for
solid waste management contracts, and invited 15
companies to take part. In some cases, just one
proposal comes through because eventually peo-
ple get burned out and end up in a situation
where they do not take the project seriously and
don’t want to spend $200,000 on a proposal
because it has been tried before.

“You have a hard time procuring services in
the future, and it’s happened in other places in
the Caribbean. It’s unfortunate.”

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‘Untairly prejudiced’ over $102m foreclose

IN THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION

In the Estate of Miriam Clark
a.k.a. Miriam D. Neal Clark, late of 1430
University Avenue in Bronx County in
the City of New York in the State of New
York one of the United States of America,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that Lynn
Pyfrom Holowesko of Lyford Cay in the
Western District of the Island of New
Providence one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas will
make application to the Supreme Court
of The Bahamas after the expiration of
fourteen days from the date hereof, for a
Grant of Letters of Administration of the
real and personal Estate of Miriam Clark
a.k.a. Miriam D. Neal Clark, inthe Northern
End of the Island of Eleuthera, another
of the Islands of the said Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, deceased.

Holowesko Pyfrom Fletcher
P.O. Box N 7776-348
Nassau, Bahamas

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that CURRY AGENOR of HUDSON
ESTATE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written and
signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the
9th day of SEPTEMBER, 2010 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, RO.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.





Legal Notice

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

BUTTERCUP INVESTMENTS LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (4) of the International Business

FROM page 1B

between the Bahamas and CARICOM on
one side, and Canada on the other, over a
new trade agreement.

CCWIPP is also currently in the Court of
Appeal, attempting to overturn Justice
Stephen Isaacs’ ruling that it could not fore-
close on the $85 million first
mortgage/debenture it holds on the 375-
acre South Ocean Resort in southwestern
New Providence because the borrower -
the resort’s holding company, to whom it
advanced money - did not have Central
Bank permission, as a foreign-owned enti-
ty, to repay a foreign currency loan.

In its letter to the Canadian trade supre-
mo, CCWIPP’s attorneys said: “Propco 39
and its affiliates have investments in the
Bahamas and have, over the past few years,
not observed an substantial existence of a
robust judicial system in that can rectify
wrongs or contractual breaches in a timely
manner. The judges and the Bar are more

concerned with process than addressing
the substance of disputes. As a result, the
adversarial process is overly long, and sub-
stantive judgments are expensive to obtain
and are only achieved well beyond any uni-
versally accepted delay.”

Accusing the Bahamas Bar Association
of “impeding” the ability of foreign attor-
neys to appear before Bahamian courts,
the CCWIPP letter said: “The impact of
all of the foregoing is that the judicial sys-
tem, although in existence, operates well
below any reasonable standard, creating a
situation that makes it difficult, if not
impossible, for debts to be repaid.”

As for the South Ocean loan situation,
CCWIPP’s attorneys said that despite the
mortgage debenture falling into default in
2008, and principal and interest due stand-
ing at $102 million, it now had “no recourse
available” to realise its security.

This was because of the Supreme Court’s
ruling that it was required to obtain written
authorisation from the Central Bank of the
Bahamas’ exchange control department

that the foreign currency loan was to be
repaid. The borrower, New South Ocean
Development Company, was also required
to obtain similar authorisation.

This was despite the Central Bank having
approved the original loan, and CCWIPP’s
attorneys argued: “Given that the borrow-
er was in default of their obligations under
the loan, it was to their benefit no to
request such authorisation from the Central
Bank of the Bahamas.”

And they added: “We are of the view
that, as an international lender, CCWIPP is
being unfairly prejudiced by the Central
Bank of the Bahamas and the Bahamian
judicial system.

“This incident has severe and far-ranging
financial implications for all international
lenders conducting business in the
Bahamas. As such, we thought it prudent to
notify the Senior Trade Commissioner in
the event that this matter may have a bear-
ing on whether the WTO members vote
to accept the Bahamas’ accession to the
WTO.”

City Markets owed staff pension fund $500k at end-2009

FROM page 1B

markets’ retail stores inventory was valued at $7.765 million,
accounting for the lion’s share of its $9.103 million inventory.
Bahamas Supermarkets employed the retail markdown method
to determine its retail stores inventory, adjusting it from selling
price to cost based on a 27 per cent gross profit margin.
However, Deloitte & Touche (Bahamas) said in its report:
“Management has been unable to substantiate gross profit margin
used due to deficiencies in the underlying accounting records for

inventory and cost of sales.....

“We were also unable to satisfy ourselves as to the accuracy of
cost of sales and whether a portion of this balance should be clas-
sified as operating and administrative expenses.”

Because it was not hired prior to year-end, Deloitte & Touche
(Bahamas) said it was also unable to determine whether the $9.103
million inventory figure needed to be adjusted, as it did not watch
the physical inventory counting at the City Markets warehouse or
the stores. The final question arose over whether Bahamas Super-
markets’ sale and leaseback of $3 million worth of store equipment
and improvements, at its Cable Beach store, to the staff pension
plan should be treated as an operating or finance lease, the com-

pany not having assessed the value of lease assets.
While Bahamas Supermarkets’ financial performance, incur-

trols.”

ring net losses of $13.429 million in 2008 and $6.069 million in 2009,
along with a $4.603 million solvency deficiency, had raised “sig-
nificant doubt about the company’s ability to continue as a going
concern”, Deloitte & Touche (Bahamas) noted the $4.506 million
advanced to the company by its 78 per cent majority shareholder,
BSL Holdings. That took the total amount advanced by the parent
to over $10 million, the loans bearing an 8 per cent interest rate and
repayable on demand.

And, after all, the company has survived through another finan-
cial year and into fiscal 2011, despite suffering a $7.4 million loss for
the year to end-June 2010.

In the ‘Subsequent Events’ section of the 2009 accounts, the blunt
assessment was: “The company has continued to experience loss-
es as a result of declining sales and sustained inventory losses
through shrinkage. Management believes these results reflect the
fierce competition among retailers, the poor economy and the
need for improved controls surrounding inventory.

“In addition, management has re-focused its efforts in market-
ing and re-branding the company, product procurement and oper-
ational efficiencies, and in implementing proper inventory con-

Carmichael's second city objectives

FROM page 1B

plans and models. “Entre-

preneurship is the ability to

conceive an idea and for
the idea to turn into a real-
ity,” said Mr Wilson.
Despite this, Mr Wilson
is convinced that the
Bahamas is a country with

some of the most qualified
persons per capita in the
world.

“You just have to work
hard and smart,” he said.
“You can’t be based out and
spaced out - be more pro-
ductive.”

Gems Radio Network
partner, Cypriana McWee-
ny, spoke to attendees yes-

PUBLIC NOTICE

terday about partnering
their businesses with media
in order to create successful
advertising campaigns.
Though she focused on
her own radio network, she
urged business owners to
move away from the idea
that one size (advertising)
fits all, but to tailor their
media-spin so as to make

the best use of allotted
advertising dollars.

She echoed Mr Bowe and
Mr Wilson by adding that
consolidating advertising
dollars in a cooperative cam-
paign can go a long way for
Carmichael businesses.

“Pooling resources is the
way ahead,” said Mrs
McWeeney.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, Appolonia Janée
Hall of Kennedy Sub-division, PO. Box SS-5215,
Nassau, Bahamas intend to change my name to
Janée Shaniya Hall. If there are any objections to this
change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, PO.Box
N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (80) days
after the date of publication of this notice.

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, DERRICK MARVIN
KNOWLES of New Providence, one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, on behalf of my son,
intend to change his name from DARRYN ANTHONY
LEWIS to DARRYN ANTHONY KNOWLES. If there are any
objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may
writesuch objections to the Chief Passport Officer, RO.Box
N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days

Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000), BUTTERCUP after the date of publication of this notice.

INVESTMENTS LIMITED has been dissolved and
struck off the Register according to the Certificate
of Dissolution issued by the Registrar General on
the 29th day of July, 2010.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LUKESON MONPHETE of
P.O. Box AB-20980, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of
The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason
why registration’ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts
within twenty-eight days from the 16th day of SEPTEMBER
2010 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Common Law & Equity Side

2009/CLE/qui/01809

IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act
AND
IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Mizpah Lorranna Pratt

LUIS MARIA PINEYRUA PITTALUGA
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IN THE MATTER OF all that piece parcel or
plot of land containing 6,475 square feet more or
less and situate on the Southern side of Village
Alley approximately 150 feet Southof Poinciana
Drive and 92 feet West of Baillou Hill Road and
bounded on the North by the said Village Alley
and running thereon 61.70 feet on The South
by land said to be owned by one Huyler partly
by persons unknown and partly By one Moss
and running thereon 115.47 feet On the South
by land said to be the property of one Maxwell
and running thereon 48.86 Feet and on the
West by land said to be the Property of Robert
Jennings and running Thereon 115.47 feet with
such positions marks shapes boundaries and
dimensions as are delineated on a plan prepared
by Daniel F. Wilkinson and is thereon coloured
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010, PAGE 9B



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

ThE ASSOCIATED PRESS



A look at economic developments and activity in major stock mar-
kets around the world Wednesday:

BEIJING — A stronger Chinese currency would be appropri-
ate and help Beijing to increase domestic spending and reduce
reliance on exports as its driver of growth, World Bank president
Robert Zoellick said.

China faces rising pressure from Washington and other gov-
ernments to ease exchange-rate controls that they say distort
trade. Beijing promised more flexibility in June but its currency, the
yuan, has risen by only about 1 percent since then against the
dollar, and some American lawmakers are pushing for sanctions on
Beijing.

MADRID — French workers and Spanish royalty became the
latest to feel the bite of Europe's debt crisis as officials said the king
and queen would have to tighten their belts and France's Nation-
al Assembly voted to delay retirement until the ripe old age of 62.

Spaniards largely welcomed word that their monarchs are feel-
ing their pain, but anger flared across the border as French law-
makers overcame vocal protests to send to the Senate a sweeping
overhaul of the retirement plan, including a highly contested mea-
sure to extend working life beyond 60.

Spain is trying to chip away at a 20 percent unemployment rate
and generate growth. The country wants to avoid the debt crisis that
struck Greece earlier this year, which led to the EU and IMF res-
cuing Greece with a ?110 billion ($143.5 billion) aid package.

In European trading, the FTSE 100 index of leading British
shares closed down 0.2 percent, Germany's DAX fell 0.2 percent
and the CAC-40 in France was 0.4 percent lower.

BRUSSELS — The European Union's executive proposed
tougher curbs on financial market practices seen to have con-
tributed to the global market crisis that drove the world's largest
economies into recession.

EU Services Commissioner Michel Barnier said he wants to
rein in the market for derivatives — financial instruments based on
the value of other assets — and insisted regulators should have
powers to restrict, and even ban, short selling.

Barnier said the measures on the derivatives market would kick
in in 2012 and bring Europe in line with restrictions the U.S. Con-
gress passed over the summer to get a better grip on banks.

BERLIN — More needs to be done to secure tougher financial
regulation, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said as she pledged
that Berlin will keep pushing for taxation of markets.

The comments came after EU officials proposed new rules to
toughen oversight of some financial markets. Merkel's center-
right government has faced pressure at home to tighten financial
regulation over recent months, as it pushed through unpopular res-
cue packages for Greece and the eurozone and drew up a plan to
tackle the budget deficit by saving ?80 billion ($103 billion) through
2014.

LONDON — Crucial decisions on the future of British defense
policy and its nuclear weapons capability are being rushed, kept
behind closed doors and could be riddled with mistakes, lawmak-
ers said.

Ministers and military officials are finalizing a major overhaul of
the country's armed forces, aimed at making deep cuts to the
defense budget as the government seeks to slash the national
debt.

BEIJING — Foreign investment in China weakened again in
August after rebounding from a slowdown earlier this year.

SEOUL, South Korea — California Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneg-
ger urged the U.S. Congress to quickly ratify pending free trade
agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia, saying the
deals are vital to Washington's goal of doubling American exports
in five years.

LONDON — Britain's unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percent-
age point to 7.8 percent in the three months to July as more than
a quarter of a million people joined the work force.

MOSCOW — Russia is in talks with investors to sell 10 percent
in its second-largest bank VTB in what could be the country's
biggest asset sale in years, Russia's finance minister said.

The sale is part of Russia's plan to cut the budget deficit and raise
nearly $30 billion in the next three years by selling shares in some
of the largest state-owned companies.

LAURIE KELLMAN,
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON

Congressional Democrats are
confronting deep divisions with-
in their nervous ranks over
whether to support President
Barack Obama's plan to raise
taxes on the wealthiest Ameri-
cans — or just punt the entire
matter until after voters go to
the polls Nov. 2.

Democratic leaders commit-
ted to Obama's proposal were
hearing Wednesday from
endangered lawmakers who
fear that raising taxes on any-
one in a weak economy could
be politically lethal.

"Don't raise taxes in a reces-
sion," said Rep. Earl Pomeroy,
D-N.D.

House Majority Leader Ste-
ny Hoyer said Wednesday he
was open to discussing alterna-
tives to break the logjam, but
he made it clear he supports
the president's plan.

"I'm always, as you know,
prepared to discuss alternatives
so that we can move forward,"
said Hoyer, a Maryland Demo-
crat.

The most sweeping tax cuts
in a generation are due to
expire at the end of the year,
affecting taxpayers at every
income level if Congress does
not extend them. Obama wants
to make the tax cuts permanent
for individuals making less than
$200,000 and married couples
making less than $250,000.

Republicans and a growing
number of Democrats want to
extend all the tax cuts, at least
temporarily.

House Democrats gathered
together Tuesday night to dis-
cuss a poll showing that extend-
ing tax cuts for middle-income
earners was a winning strategy
for the party.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
made the case that Obama's
plan was "good policy and good
politics," her spokesman said.

Not everyone was convinced.
A group of moderate and con-
servative House Democrats was
collecting signatures on a let-
ter calling for Democratic lead-
ers to offer a bill extending tax
cuts for all Americans.

"We are in listening mode,"
said Rep. Chris Van Hollen of
Maryland, who heads the
House Democrats’ campaign
committee.

A fuller discussion was
expected at the House Democ-
rats' weekly meeting Wednes-
day, but it was canceled.

This was not the debate
Democrats wanted as the
midterm election season
opened.

The plan was to make an
extension of the middle-class
tax cuts the party's closing argu-
ment — against Republicans,
not each other — as voters
began to focus on whether they
trust Democrats to improve the
ailing economy enough to
reward them with control of
Congress for another two years.

Instead, Democrats who
already have cast tough votes
on bills overhauling the nation's
health care and financial regu-
latory systems are questioning
the wisdom of debating a pock-
etbook issue just when voters

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TOMOKO A. HOSAKA,
Associated Press Writer
TOKYO

Japan waded into the cur-
rency market Wednesday for
the first time in six years, buy-
ing dollars to weaken the surg-
ing yen, which is battering
famed Japanese manufacturers
like Toyota and Sony after spik-
ing to 15-year highs.

Prime Minister Naoto Kan
surviving a leadership challenge
the day before had driven the
yen to its latest high as curren-
cy traders bet that intervention
was unlikely on his watch.

The surprise move, a coor-
dinated effort by the finance
ministry and central bank,
shows a newly empowered Kan
stamping his authority on gov-
ernment policy and means the
yen is now less of a one-way
bet — even if the effects of
intervention prove to be short-
lived. Japanese officials would
not provide a figure for how
much yen the central bank sold
in the market.

The currency has risen about
10 percent against the dollar
this year, and business leaders
were pressing the government
for help. The yen's rise had
gained momentum as worries
about banks’ exposure to the
debt of European countries
with stagnating economies trig-
gered a search for safety. The
yen and Swiss franc have been
the prime havens for investors
hoping to safely park their
money this summer.

A strong yen hurts Japan's





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GUARDED VIEW: A security officer mans at the entrance way to
the Finance Ministry in Tokyo, yesterday. Japan intervened in
the currency market Wednesday for the first time in six years to
weaken the yen, which had spiked to 15-year highs against the dol-
lar, battering the country’s vital exporters. The U.S. dollar bounced
up to 84.52 yen from a low of 82.87 yen earlier after Japan’s cen-
tral bank stepped into the market to sell yen and buy dollars.

Hitachi Ltd. president Hiroaki
Nakanishi urged the govern-
ment to tackle the strong yen,
calling it a "big pressure" while
trying to transform one of
Japan's biggest companies into
a nimbler operation.

The yen's rise has also under-
scored tensions with China.
Some officials including the
finance minister say China's
purchases of Japanese govern-
ment bonds might be helping
to drive the yen higher even as

Beijing keeps its currency tight-
ly controlled to protect the
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which American manufactur-
ers contend have cost millions
of lost U.S. manufacturing jobs.
"China is not the only country
with a predatory exchange rate
policy," Levin said.

The U.S. Treasury Depart-
ment declined to comment on
Japan's currency move.

The Japanese government
now has a "sense of crisis"
about the yen, said Tomoko
Fujii, a senior currency strate-
gist at Bank of America Merrill
Lynch. Officials fear "further
yen appreciation would under-
mine the Japanese economy,”
she said. Earlier in the week,

unchanged for 18 months.

After the Bank of Japan sold
yen on Wednesday morning,
the dollar jumped above 85 yen
from its earlier low of 82.87 yen.
It was the first currency inter-
vention since March 2004.
Stock investors cheered the
move, sending the Nikkei 225
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points, or 2.3 percent, to close
at 9,516.56. "We have conduct-
ed an intervention in order to
suppress excessive fluctuations
in the currency market,” said
Finance Minister Yoshihiko
Noda. "We will closely moni-
tor currency developments, and
take firm action including inter-
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Gov't say banks should
share Fannie, Freddie costs

ALAN ZIBEL,
AP Real Estate Writer
WASHINGTON

The nation's largest banks have an obligation to pay some of the
cost for bailing out mortgage buyers Fannie Mae and Freddie
Mac because they sold them bad mortgages, a government regu-
lator said Wednesday.

Edward DeMarco, the acting director for the Federal Housing
Finance Agency, said the banks this summer have refused to take
back $11 billion in bad loans sold to the two government-con-
trolled companies, in written testimony submitted for a House
subcommittee hearing Wednesday. A third of those requests have
been outstanding for at least three months.

DeMarco said the banks have a legal obligation to buy back the
loans and called the delays "a significant concern." He said the gov-
ernment may take new steps to force those buybacks if "discussions
do not yield reasonable outcomes soon."

In an interview with reporters after the hearing, DeMarco
declined to give further details on what the government might do
next. He said only that "we're looking for contractual obligations
to be fulfilled.”

The two mortgage giants nearly collapsed two years ago when
the housing market went bust. The government stepped in to res-
cue them and it has cost taxpayers about $148 billion so far. The
rescue is on track to be the most expensive piece of stabilizing the
financial system.

Investors who buy loans from banks have the right to force
lenders to repurchase them if they later discover fraudulent state-
ments on loan applications.

The leading Democrat on the House Financial Services Com-
mittee subcommittee indicated the banks bear some responsibili-
ty.
"We must begin to think about approaches for recouping tax-
payers’ money in the long run,” said Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D-Pa.
"We found a way to pay for the savings and loan crisis, and we can
survey find a way to recover the costs associated with this crisis.”

Wall Street has worried that the costs of bailing out Fannie and
Freddie could get pushed back on big banks. Fitch Ratings said in
a report last month that the four largest U.S. banks could book loss-
es of up to $42 billion if Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac force them
to take back troubled mortgages they made. It also estimated that
JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc., Bank of America Corp.
and Wells Fargo & Co. could record $17 billion in losses if they
repurchase a quarter of the mortgage giants’ seriously delinquent
loans.

Fannie and Freddie buy mortgages and package them into secu-
rities with a guarantee against default.

The Obama administration is working on a plan to restructure
the mortgage market and make sure home loans are affordable.
Officials don't plan to release details until next year. But Michael
Barr, an assistant Treasury secretary, told the panel Wednesday
that Fannie and Freddie "will not exist in the same form as they did
in the past.”

Figuring out what to do about Fannie and Freddie is a divisive
issue on Capitol Hill, and it could grow even more contentious if
Republicans take control of one or both houses of Congress.

Republicans have seized on the administration's management of
Fannie and Freddie to illustrate Democrats’ push for broadening
the reach of the federal government. They say loans acquired by
Fannie and Freddie since the September 2008 takeover have put
taxpayers at risk.

"It's time for the government to get out of that business," said
Rep. Spencer Bachus, the top Republican on the House Financial
Services Committee.

But Democrats and regulators say the loans acquired by Fannie
and Freddie before their takeover represent the overwhelming
majority of the companies’ losses. New loans acquired since then
have been performing well, they note.

"There is no urgency,” to reform the two companies, said Rep.
Barney Frank, D-Mass., chairman of the House Financial Ser-
vices Committee. "The pattern of abuse they had engaged in has
been changed...Fannie and Freddie are behaving differently and are
causing far less problems."

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i i=), ,090 = 0 European Union proposes tougher rules for financial markets

BRUSSELS

The European Union's executive
on Wednesday proposed tougher curbs
on financial market practices seen to
have contributed to the global market
crisis that drove the world's largest
economies into recession. EU Services
Commissioner Michel Barnier said
Wednesday he wants to rein in the

market for derivatives — financial
instruments based on the value of oth-
er assets — and insisted regulators
should have powers to restrict, and
even ban, short selling, according to
Associated Press.

Barnier said the measures on the
derivatives market would kick in 2012
and bring Europe in line with restric-
tions the U.S. Congress passed over

the summer to get a better grip on
banks and Wall Street.

"We have to limit the risks of this
hyper speculation by shedding light,
by forcing people to be transparent.
We have to know on all of these mar-
kets, with the Americans and the oth-
er regions, who is doing what," Barnier
said. "No player, no market, no terri-
tory, must remain outside this super-

vision,” he said. "No financial market
can afford to remain a Wild West ter-
ritory,” Barnier said, arguing that lack
of controls on specialized financial
products compounded the global
financial crisis. He said such specialized
markets had been working too long
as an entity unto themselves, without
control or scrutiny. He said his pro-
posals would increase transparency

and make the markets safer. The pro-
posals still need to be adopted by the
EU member states and parliament
before they become law.

French Finance Minister Christine
Lagarde welcomed the move. "This
proposal is a decisive and historic
breakthrough for those who ... want
finances under control,” Lagarde said
in a statement.

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Dear Shareholder,

For the six months ended July 31, 2010, the Hospital reports consolidated net income of $1.1 million or $0.11
cents per share compared to $0.41 cents per share for the same period last year.

Net revenue over the six month period decreased by $3.6 million or 14.6% compared to the same period last
year. The second quarter compared with the same three months last year saw a decrease of $1.6 million or
13.6%. The economic downturn continues to affect the hospital and we remain vigilant in managing our
resources.

Total expenses decreased by $0.6 million, or 2.8%, over the same six month period. Depreciation and
amortization and repairs and maintenance both increased for a total of $0.3 million due to additions to fixed
assets and intangible assets of $3.0 million and various repairs around the facility. Bad debt expense is down
$0.4 million and is primarily due to collection of accounts previously written off.

The Board of Directors and Executive Management of Doctors Hospital are proud to announce that Doctors
Hospital is the first hospital in the Caribbean Region to achieve international accreditation from Joint
Commission International (JCI), USA, the worldwide leader in improving the quality of healthcare and certifying
hospital organizations. With this accreditation, Doctors Hospital joins an elite group of few hospitals worldwide
which have passed JCI’s stringent clinical quality standards. Our commitment to quality and safety for our
patients has now earned the distinction and certification that Doctors Hospital meets international standards and
follows the latest US clinical guidelines and best practices. JCI accreditation positions the hospital well for
additional medical tourism.

As a pioneer in minimally and non-invasive surgeries in the Bahamas, high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)
has been part of our portfolio for treatment of prostate cancer. Doctors Hospital thus joins a select group of
hospitals that is offering this innovative treatment for prostate cancer.

In the pursuit of quality, one of the most recent upgrades/advances in our Diagnostic Imaging Department is the
purchase of a new digital mammogram machine. Digital mammography allows for faster and more accurate
biopsy which results in shorter examination times and significantly improved patient comfort and convenience
since the time the patient must remain still is much shorter. With the combination of our Breast Ultrasound,
Digital Mammography, and Breast MRI, we are proud to announce Doctors Hospital has the only
Comprehensive Breast Diagnostic Center in the Region.

Despite our financial leveling during the year, we remain committed to the community with ongoing health fairs,
blood drives, public lectures, and support of our health related non-for profit organizations who are also
struggling to make ends meet through public service. Most significantly, our commitment to advancing
education was demonstrated with over $100,000 awarded in scholarships and financial assistance by the Doctors
Hospital Dr. Meyer Rassin Foundation to assist fifty-two Bahamian students pursuing a career in healthcare.

I would like to thank our shareholders, Associates, physicians and volunteers for their loyalty and dedication to





DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED

Consolidated Statement of Revenue and Expenses

Six months ended July 31, 2010 with comparative figures for the six months ended July 31, 2009

(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)











July 31, 2010 July 31, 2009
Revenues
Patient service revenue, net $ 20,300 23,985
Other 747 673
Total revenues 21,047 24,658
Expenses
Salaries and benefits 8,509 8,634
Medical supplies and services 5,738 6,026
Depreciation and amortization 1,420 1,307
Other operating 1,037 1,163
Bad debt expense, net of recoveries 370 779
Utilities 643 621
Government taxes and fees 586 563
nsurance 361 365
Outside services 394 294
Repairs and maintenance 406 219
Dietary expenses 177 195
Rent 199 191
Legal expenses 67 122
Total expenses 19,907 20,479
ncome before interest 1,140 4,179
nterest expense - (134)
Net income for the period $ 1,140 4,045
Earnings per common share (expressed m Bahamian dollars):
Basic and fully diluted $ 0.11 0.41
(Unaudited)

DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

Six months ended July 31, 2010 with comparative figures for the six months ended July 31, 2009

(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)

July 31, 2010

July 31, 2009



Cash flows from operating activities





















Doctors Hospital. Net income $ 1,140 4,045
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
“ provided by operating activities:
eph hee Depreciation and amortization 1,420 1,307
A as 2010 Provision for doubtful accounts 370 779
ugust 31, Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment (17) 3
2,913 6,134
DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED Chae he alan
Consolidated Balance Sheet Cnerease) decrease in accounts receivable (220) (286)
Increase in inventories (85) (107)
July 31, 2010 with comparative figures at January 31, 2010 ee gd daa — —e ee 206) ase
; : ecrease) increase in accounts payable and other liabilities 144 365
(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars) = : —
Cash provided by operating activities 2,258 4,932
July 31, 2010 January 31, 2010 Cash flows from investing activities
Purchase of property, plant and equipment (2,445) (598)
Assets Purchase of intangible assets (513) (71)
Current assets: Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment - 3
Cash and cash equivalents $ 5,253 6,352 Cash used in investing activities (2,958) (666)
Accounts receivable—patients, net (note 2) 656 S15
Accounts receivable—third party payors, net (note 2) 3,720 4,010 Cash flows from financing activities
Inventories 1,371 1,287 Repayment of long-term debt - (2,346)
Other assets 1,070 863 Dividends paid to shareholders (399) (598)
12,070 13,027 Cash used in financing activities (399) (2,944)
Non current assets: Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (1,099) 1,322
Investments 30 30
ed us ie =) Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 6,352 5,328
Other intangible assets 1,943 1,671 Cash and cash ‘walenis at end of period $ 5.253 6.650
Investment property 4,456 4,538 ee = .
Property, plant and equipment 11,657 10,293
18,517 16,963 ; ; ; , ; . ; ;
Total assets 5 30,587 29,990 ee a oo comprise cash at bank and in hand, short-term deposits with an original maturity of six
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
Current liabilities: .
Accounts payable and other liabilities $ 2,837 2,981 (Unaudited)
Total liabilities $ 2,837 2,981
DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED
Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity
Shareholders’ equity:
Share capital: Six months ended July 31, 2010
Authorized 12,500,000 common shares at par value (Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)
of B$0.04 each (July 31, 2010 — 12,500, 000 shares)
Number of shares Share capital Contributed surplus __ Retained earnings
Issued and fully paid 9,971,634 shares
(July 31, 2010 — 9,971,634 shares) 399 399 Balance at January 31, 2010 9,971,634 $ 399 $ 12,358 $ 14,252
Contributed surplus 12,358 12,358
Retained earnings 14,993 14,252 Net income for the period - - - 1,140
27,750 27,009
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 30,587 29,990 Dividends paid (399)
(Unaudited) Balance at July 31, 2010 9,971,634 $ 399 $ 12,358 $ 14,993

DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED

Consolidated Statement of Revenue and Expenses

Three months ended July 31, 2010 with comparative figures for the three months ended July 31, 2009
(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)











July 31, 2010 July 31, 2009
Revenues
Patient service revenue, net $ 9,920 11,579
Other 357 322
Total revenues 10,277 11,901
Expenses
Salaries and benefits 4,319 4,383
Medical supplies and services 2,814 2,957
Depreciation and amortization 744 631
Other operating 495 548
Utilities 325 333
Bad debt expense, net of recoveries 256 300
Government taxes and fees 287 287
nsurance 180 183
Outside services 206 139
Repairs and maintenance 266 126
Rent 101 97
Dietary expenses 94 94
Legal expenses 26 37
Total expenses 10,113 10,115
ncome before interest 164 1,786
nterest expense - (49)
Net income for the period $ 164 1,737
Earnings per common share (expressed in Bahamian dollars):
Basic and fully diluted $ 0.02 0.17

DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED

Notes to Interim Consolidated Financial Statements

Six months ended July 31, 2010

1. Significant accounting policies

These interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard No.
34, Interim Financial Reporting, using the same accounting policies applied in the January 31, 2010 audited
consolidated financial statements.

2. Accounts receivable

Accounts receivable are stated net of provisions for doubtful accounts of $4.0 million.

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O In brief

Stocks etige up
on industrial
production growth

NEWYORK

Stocks overcame an early
slide Wednesday and turned
higher as investors tried to
extend a September rally,
according to Associated Press.

Major indexes fluctuated
throughout the morning before
rising in midday trading.
Traders were heartened by a
national reading on industrial
production that showed the sec-
tor grew last month for the 12th
time 14 months. The national
reading overshadowed a disap-
pointing regional report on
September manufacturing
activity in New York.

The regional New York
report came out first and ini-
tially sent stock prices lower.

The Dow Jones industrial
average rose about 38 points in
afternoon trading. Broader
indexes posted smaller gains.

In corporate news, Master-
Card Inc. rose sharply after say-
ing it expects its income to rise
at least 20 percent this year.
Shares rose $11.55, or 5.8 per-
cent, to $211.30. Kraft Foods
Inc., known for brands like
Nabisco and Maxwell House,
rose after saying its earnings
would jump between 9 percent
and 11 percent over the next
three years thanks to growth in
developing markets. Shares
rose 44 cents to $31.49 and ear-
lier hit a new high for the year.
Stocks rose sharply during the
first half of the month, even
though September is historical-
ly a weak period for stocks.

The Dow has risen eight of

Obama wants tougher
US pipelines oversight

JOAN LOWY,
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON

The Obama administration
wants Congress to tighten over-
sight U.S pipelines and more
than double penalties for some
safety violations in response to
a deadly gas explosion in Cali-
fornia and a major oil spill in
Michigan.

Legislation sent to Congress
Wednesday would increase
from $1 million to $2.5 million
the maximum fine for the most
serious pipeline violations
involving deaths, injuries or
major environmental harm, the
Department of Transportation
said. It also would pay for an
additional 40 inspectors and
safety regulators over the next
four years.

The proposal follows several
accidents, including last week's
huge gas explosion in suburban
San Francisco, that have called
attention to the nation's aging
pipelines and how they are
monitored. Transportation Sec-
retary Ray LaHood said his
department "needs stronger
authority to ensure the contin-
ued safety and reliability of our
nation's pipeline network."

Congress is expected to
recess for November elections
in the next 2-3 weeks, making it
unlikely a bill can be enacted
within the next two months.
Rep. James Oberstar, a Demo-
crat and chairman of the House



and expansion projects involv-
ing both gas and hazardous liq-
uids pipelines.

The safety administration is
part of the Transportation
Department.

Deputy Transportation Sec-
retary John Porcari told com-
mittee the department is also
crafting new regulations to
enhance pipeline safety, includ-
ing requiring the installation of
emergency flow restricting
devices on some pipelines and
changing the distance between
valves. The regulations would
be separate from the legislative
proposal.

The department is also con-
sidering extending "high con-
sequence area" designations to
additional stretches of pipeline,
Porcari told the committee in
prepared testimony. Regula-
tions put in place after several



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posal with the help of adminis-
tration officials and lawmakers
from both parties before the
recess so that a bill can at least
clear the pipeline subcommittee

by then. — ; gas pipeline accidents a decade
"I do think there is urgency," ago require oil and gas compa-
Oberstar said.

nies to inspect the integrity of
pipelines in densely populated
areas. Those inspections, which
are conducted by the compa-
nies themselves, began in 2002
and are supposed to be com-
pleted by 2012.

The Pacific Gas & Electric
Co. gas pipeline explosion
killed at least four people in
San Bruno, California, and
destroyed nearly 40 homes.
That pipeline is regulated by
the state utility commission.

An oil spill from a pipeline

The department's proposal
would eliminate exemptions
from safety regulations for
pipelines that gather hazardous
liquids upstream of transmis-
sion pipelines, the department
said.

It also would authorize the
Pipeline and Hazardous Mate-
rials Safety Administration,
which regulates interstate
pipeline safety, to collect addi-
tional data on pipelines, includ-
ing information on previously
unregulated lines, the depart-



owned by a Canadian company
in Michigan sent an estimated
820,000 to 1 million gallons (3.1
to 3.8 million liters) spewing
into the Kalamazoo River in
late July.

the past 10 days and is up more
than 5 percent so far in Sep-
tember. A strong manufactur-
ing report from the Institute for
Supply Management set off the
rally two weeks ago.

ment said. And, it would pro-
vide for improved coordination
with states and other agencies
on inspector training and over-
sight of pipeline construction

Transportation and Infrastruc-
ture Committee, which was
holding a hearing Wednesday
on the Michigan oil spill, said
he wants to "scrub" the pro-

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
BOOM TIME: In this July 29, 2010 file photo, crews work on a boom
in the Kalamazoo River in Battle Creek, Mich., trying to capture oil from
a ruptured pipeline, owned by Enbridge Inc.

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BE SUBMISSIVE T0
THEIR HUSBANDS IN

A MODERN

By JEFFARAH GIBSON
Tribune Features Writer

E are living in a perpetual-
W: evolving world. With

time, technology changes,
people change, relationships
change, even the family structure
changes.

However the latter, (the family structure
and the role of women in marriages) is a
change that most Christian leaders argue
should remain the same.

Lately some woman have argued that
humble submission to their husbands is no
longer necessary, as women have made
societal strides, compared to a few cen-
turies ago, and no longer need consultation
from a better half for progression or deci-
sion making.

Tribune Religion spoke to Overseer
Helen Mcphee, pastor of Agape Full
Gospel, who said that time has nothing to
do with what the Bible outlines about fam-
ily life.

“Women should still be submissive to
their husbands regardless of the time. Time
has nothing to do with what the Bible says
about the family and how husbands and
wives should conduct themselves.

SOCIETY?

Because it is the plan of the enemy to
destroy, what should be a blessing turns
into a curse. For instance, women who
become independent, which is good, the
enemy uses this in a derogatory way and
they turn against their husbands. They
begin to feel they don’t need to consult him
for anything and this is wrong,” she said.

“The word of God is the truth and we
must get back to the basics and adhere to
what the bible says. A woman in this 21st
century should submit to their own hus-
bands,” Pastor Mcphee explained.

Tribune Religion also spoke to a few
ladies who shared similar views on this
issue.

Tanya Johnson said: “While I am not
married at this time, I have observed lots of
marriages and I can safely say that it has to
be a two-way street. People love to quote 1
Peter 3:1 which starts off saying that wives
should be submissive to their husbands,
but they neglect verse 7 of that same chap-
ter which tells husbands to be considerate
with their wives and to treat her with
respect so that nothing can hinder his
prayers.

“So to me, if a husband is respecting his
wife and loving her, then the wife should
have no problem submitting to him. And if
the wife is submissive, then the husband

CHANGING TIMES:
Lately some
woman have
argued that hum-
ble submission to
their husbands is
no longer neces-
sary, as women
have made societal
strides, and no
longer need con-
sultation from a
better half for pro-
gression or deci-
sion making.

should be more than happy to show her
respect. The onus is on each partner to do
his/her part to make the marriage what
God intended.

She concluded: “Then if you look at the
definition of submissive, it doesn't mean |
submit because you have to. It means “a
willingness to submit”. Many women are
willing to commit but just won’t if their |
husband has no respect for her. It all goes
back to, everyone doing their part. It’s like
the scripture in Matthew 7:5 which says to |
take the log out of your own eye before
you attempt to take the speck out of some- |
one else's eye, that is, before correcting the
behaviour of someone else.”

Eljanae Carey has a two -sided view of
the issue. She said submission yes, losing |
one’s voice no.

“T think it’s a yes and a no, because the
Bible does say that a woman must submit |
themselves to their husbands for a woman
was made from a man. I think a woman
should be submissive to her husband but
at the same time I don’t believe in a
woman being controlled by a man. A |
woman shouldn’t be so submissive that she
ends up loses her voice or opinion.”

Nadine Thomas Brown said that as soci- |
ety changes certain things must follow suit. |
“Society has changed a lot since the early |
days, women are more independent than
they ever were. I feel that people mis-
quote the Bible for their own ends. I feel
like we both submit to each other. It's an
agreement for both partners to do certain
roles to enhance family life. If they both
work, they share duties. That is how my
house works. When people communicate
respect and are friends with each other in
a relationship submission never comes up
as a topic.”

Marie Williams* said: “I think as women |
we get too liberated in our thinking. I
think women should keep their traditional
roles as a wife. Take care of the house,
take care of your husband. Show him the
respect he deserves, consult him. You
could have your own opinion, but his
opinions should matter just as much as
yours,” she said

*Names have been changed.

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Bishop Simeon
Hall speaks out
against suicide

By ALESHA CADET
Tribune Features Writer

"sanctity of life", all life is

sacred and we must get
that message out there, said
Bishop Simeon Hall - the senior
pastor of New Covenant Baptist
Church

In recent news, investigators from
the Central Detective Unit were in
Abaco earlier this week probing the
death of a man who was found hanged
in his Marsh Harbour home.

Initial reports suggest that the man,
identified as Gil Stratton, a bachelor,
may have committed suicide. He was
found in his home in Pelican Shores at
around 7am on Sunday. Stratton spent
most of his life as a mute, said a relative
who did not want to be identified, but
after undergoing surgery he was able to
communicate with friends and family.

Going further, the body of Acassia
Porter was discovered on Monday
evening at the home she shared with
her young son on Quick Silver Drive,
off Carmichael Road. Sources close to
Ms Porter said she had appeared
stressed last week and it was also
revealed she had recently broke off an
engagement.

This comes just over a week after
mother-of-four Deborah Smith, 51, was
found hanging from a ceiling in her
home on West Street.

Her father, 81-year-old Harold Pinto,
said he did not know what may have
led his daughter to take her own life
but noted that she had been out of
work for some time.

Bishop Hall told Tribune Religion
that his first response is not to buy into
the negativity. He says, "Each life is
precious in the sight of God and in no
way must we diminish when one life is
taken.

He added: " I believe that people do
have problems, I also have problems of
my own but my center and my spiritual
anchor is so strong that every problem
I face is conquerable, it can be con-
quered.

"T prefer to stand on the side of those
who celebrate life, and I cannot imag-
ine what problems anyone might have
that would cause them to turn inward

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“T prefer to stand
on the side of those
who celebrate life,
and I cannot
imagine what
problems anyone
might have that
would cause them
to turn inward

on themselves.”

— Bishop Simeon Hall

on themselves," said Bishop Hall in an
interview with Tribune Religion yester-
day.

"Another thing is, suicide is an
affront to everything that the church
stands for and proclaims."

Bishop Hall says he continues to
plead with the pastors and the church-
es to go beyond one or two days a week
in ministry. "We need to be more full
time, people need to reach us. If there
is a church you attend that cannot min-
ister to you, you need to run away from
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FROM left to right: Rev Thelma Willamson,Crysin Williamson, Chevelle Bowleg, Brian Lockhart, Rev Howard Williamson and William Saunders.

Robinson-Morris Chapel A.M.E.



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Church financial stipend for students

THE Robinson-Morris Chapel AME
Church, Ridgeland Park West, under the
leadership of Presiding Elder and Pastor
Howard F Williamson, and its members
recently recognised and presented finan-
cial stipends, from The Rev. James Maceo
Sands Educational Funds to students with
the highest Grade Point Average in the
primary, junior and senior High School.

From the Primary Division was Brian
Lockhart from Carlton Francis, Junior
High, Chevelle Bowleg, from Saint
Augustine College, and Senior High,
Cryslyn Williamson, Kingsway Academy.

Also, all students attending colleges and
universities locally and aboard received
stipends, from The Rev. James Maceo
‘Sands Educational Fund.

They are:

TAMARIA SAUNDERS

- College of the Bahamas
MARISSA WRIGHT

- College of the Bahamas
KEVANNA EWING

- College of the Bahamas
JAVON NIXON

- College of the Bahamas
KUSHNA ROLLE

- Success Training College
KENDRA CAREY

- St. Mary's University Halifax,

Nova Scotia, Canada
CODERO FERNANDER
- Clarkson University, New York

The scholarship was formed in memory
of Rev James Maceo Sands, a native of
Savannah Sound. He was the former pre-
siding elder of the Bahamas Islands
Conference of the AME Church and for-
mer pastor of Robinson-Morris Chapel,
Cousin McPhee Cathedral, and Mother
Bethel A.M.E. Church.

Rev Sands was ordained in 1959 by
Bishop Samuel L. Green. He began his
Ministry in the Mother Club Hall on East
Street Hill before moving to the Ministers
Wives Centre which is situated on the
grounds of Robinson-Morris Chapel. He
held services in the Minister Wives
Centre in the early 1960's with six mem-
bers and a few children.

On November 30, 1975, under his lead-
ership, Robinson-Morris Chapel was
erected and on November 26, 1978 it was
dedicated to the glory of God. Rev Sands
was a champion for his God and _ his
Church. He use to watch this property
day and night. He was a builder and one
who recognised that in serving God he
would inherit eternal life. As a result of
this, he dedicated his life to the work of
the Church. He was truly committed to
the cause of serving the Church, and he



FROM left to right: Kushna Rolle, Tamaria Saunders Marissa Wright Kevanna Ewing Rev Thelma
Williamson, Rev Howard Williamson, Kendra Carey and Codero Fernander.

gave of himself, his finances and anything
else that was humanly possible to serve
God and assist his people.

He was a humble, humorous and pleas-
ant individual who would flash a smile
that would express the beauty that was
within. Rev Sands completed his earthly
journey on July 29, 1997. May his soul
rest in peace.

Our pastor Rev Howard F Williamson
who succeed him, work very closely with

him. He played a major role in the
growth and development of his spiritual
and educational life. For this reason the
pastor along with the members decided to
establish an account in his memory called
the “JAMES MACEO SANDS EDU-
CATIONAL FUND”, to assist those stu-
dents with the highest GPA in the pri-
mary, junior, and high school grades, and
our college students with a financial
stipend.



PG 26 ® Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Bahamian

s long as calamity is not

Arste at our door; we
ave a unique way of show-

ing how concerned we are for
those who are facing some form of
tragedy. In reading this article all
I would ask of you “is that for a
few moments to please take off
your political / religious caps,
and let’s soberly think as
Bahamians”.

The two most influential forces in this
country (Politics & Religion) has dealt this
nation a vicious dividing blow to the point
that the Bahamas is literally falling apart
due to crime and corruption which has
rendered these two leading forces power-
less and has given a negative view of law
and order in the eyes of the people.

How is it that this small, once beautiful
Bahamas could have such a high murder
rate; whereby 2-3 murders are occurring in
a week, in littke Nassau. And Bahamians
are going to sleep and waking up the next
morning with the casual mind-set of “Well,
it’s just another one gone”?

Here’s the twofold interesting dynamics
that’s at work in this Bahama Drama:

1) 80 - 90 per cent of the Bahamian leg-
islators are attorneys (criminal, corpo-
rate, etc;) and if there is a set of people
who knows the pros and cons of the law;
it’s these legislators. The crime detection
rate and apprehension of alleged crimi-
nals by the Royal Bahamas Police Force
has always been very high.

But the criminals always seems to have
the upper hand on the Police no matter
the evidence; by hiring the very best
defense attorneys / law firms (The
Bahamian LEGISLATORS) to manipu-
late the judicial system to their advan-
tage.

Case and point: How can over one
hundred persons charged with murder be
out on bail and others that are charged
with lesser offenses be remanded?
Answer: The remanded offenders (if they
had legal representation) their attorneys /
law firms were not connected to the
LEGISLATORS.

The politicians have got the grassroots
Bahamians right where they want them
(Between a Rock and a Hard Place), and
despite the havoc that’s being wreaked
upon the grassroots; they refused to see
beyond their politics.

This level of politics is so well orches-
trated that the people will passionately
defend and argue as to under which gov-
ernment (PLP or FNM) did the most mur-
ders occurred.

It’s something like this ! Can you see the
PLPs or the FNMs giving high fives to
each other saying “We’ve only had 50 mur-
ders this year” What I would say to these





PASTOR
ALLEN

die-hard PLPs and FNMs is this: “Would
you still be celebrating and giving high
fives if your sons and daughters, mothers
and fathers were among the 50 murdered
victims ?

Bahamians, PLEASE WAKE THE
HELL UP, and stop playing politics with
the future of our country.

Watch this!

2) I'm at liberty to speak as the Holy
Spirit leads; therefore I’m not subjected to
any religious leader / denominations nor to
any political party. So with that being said.
If this Cap Fits you; then you wear it.

The Bahamas is filled with powerless
religious leaders (bishop, apostle, doctor,
etc;) who know the word of God, but not
the God of the word. This is nothing new
or strange as throughout the Bible, both
Old and New Testaments, there were reli-
gious leaders who was deceiving and fleec-
ing their naive followers and distorting the
truth of God’s word as is being done today.

There is not a community in the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas that does-
n’t have at least two or three churches; yet
the kingdom of darkness and the criminal
forces reign in these communities.

Through ignorance and the displeasure
of being exposed and called out; many reli-
gious leaders and those of a religious
mind-set would quickly adopt the view
that [’m attacking the church; whereas
absolutely nothing could be further from
the truth.

But rather it’s the Holy Spirit that is
exposing the organised religion of man
that has worked its way into the church.

The religion that Father Yahweh
accepts and takes note of is this:
James.1:27. Pure religion and undefiled
before God and the Father is: to visit the
fatherless and widows in their affliction,
and to keep himself unspotted from the
world.

RELIGION

Here’s some defiling religious tactics of
today’s church:

1) The constructing of shrines / big
buildings - places of worship and calling
them “The House of God”

2) Religious leaders competing against
each other in the writing of their motiva-
tional books that includes a few scripture
verses and the television broadcast compe-
tition of Ministries

3) Annual money making religious con-
ferences, seminars, workshops, etc; where
attendees are almost compelled to pur-
chase speakers products (books, tapes, cds
videos,)

4) The promoting / lifting up and idola-
trous worship of the religious leaders as
their photos and images are on display
throughout their churches.

During Yeshuwa Messiah (aka Jesus the
Christ) ministry the religious leaders were
the ones who hated and despised him
most. If He was to walk the earth today
His greatest adversaries would not be the
drug dealers, the prostitutes, the gang
members, etc; but instead He would face
even greater opposition from the religious
leaders, seeing that he’s not a Baptist,
Anglican, Catholic or any of the other
denominations and His message would be
that of truth and not today’s twisted pros-
perity gospel.

The high murder rate, the blatant dis-
regard for law and order, the deteriora-
tion of the family structure and morals
are the byproducts of the anti-Christ spir-
it of which man‘s organised religions are
powerless.

Father Yahweh is raising up a genera-
tion in the Bahamas that will not bow or
conform to the religions or religious lead-
ers of today.

This generation will not seek to have
their name and titles highlighted but
rather they will be true servants of God to
His people. These are the one that He will
use to rebuke / cast-out demonic spirits,
heal the sick and raise the dead.

¢ For questions and comments contact us
via E-mails:pastormallen@yahoo.com or
kmfci@live.com or Ph.1-242-441-2021

Pastors Matthew & Brendalee Allen

Kingdom Minded Fellowship Center Int'l.



The Tribune

No weapon
formed
against
you shall
prosper

BY PASTOR TONYA COLEBROOK

Isaiah 54v17

The weapons may form but not
against you. When you see the enemy
always coming up against you, there
is something right that you are doing
for the Kingdom of God. In your
Christian walk with Jesus Christ, you
who stand for righteousness don’t
waver just to fit in with in the crowd
but stand and don’t bow to Baal.

Isaiah 54:15 says they shall surely
gather together, but not by me,
whosoever shall gather together
against thee shall fall for thy sake...
Jesus Christ will destroy the plans of
the enemies and destroy their devices

Ephesians 6:12 says: for we wrestle
not against flesh and blood, but
against principles, against powers,
against the rulers of darkness of the
world, against spiritual wickedness in
high places. Don’t fret because of the
evil doers for their days are num-
bered. Be strong in the Lord and in
the power of his might, put on the
whole armour of God that you will be
able to stand in the last and evil days.

The Tribune wants to hear from
people who are making news in
their neighbourhoods. Perhaps you
are raising funds for a good cause,
campaigning for improvements in
the area or have won an award.

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





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COURTESY CALL: Members of the organisation pay a courtesy call to the governor general.

All about the Children's Hour Ministry

IN July of 1989, Willamae C Miller
inaugurated the first Children's Hour
broadcast on the then 1240 AM radio in
Nassau, Bahamas at The Broadcasting
Corporation of The Bahamas. The station
is now I 107.9FM. Interests mounted and
God supplied the need for broadcast
funds.

Today by the guiding hand of God, The
Children's Hour Media Ministries is
heard wherever I 07.9FM can be heard.
The ministry is duly registered with the
Ministry of Youth, a government depart-
ment that caters to youth and is a non-
profit organisation dedicated to the glory
of God and to the winning of boys/girls to
Christ. The organization is administered
by a committee.

The organisation’s aim is to:

I, To tell boys and girls about Jesus and

the plan of salvation.

2. To teach young Christians God's
Word

3.To train children for Christian service

The organisation is entirely supported
by the public and is not underwritten or
sponsored by any particular church or
denomination. They rely entirely upon
Philippines 4: 19 and the books are audit-
ed by a reputable accountant.

According to the organisation’s state-
ment of faith :

The Bible is the inspired Word of God
and it is the Christian's final authority
from God. The birth of Jesus Christ is evi-
dence of the deity in that He was virgin
born and was God in the flesh without sin
when he lived on earth. The Blood of
Christ shed on Calvary is the only atone-
ment for man's sin.



The death, bodily resurrection of. Jesus
from the tomb and His ascension into
heaven are biblical facts. The believers
are called "The Church" which is com-
posed of all those who by faith have
accepted Christ as Savior and Lord.

The Blessed hope of the Christian is the
personal return of the Lord Jesus to take
all believers to Heaven. Those who reject
God's plan of salvation will be con-
demned to everlasting punishment.

I. The weekly 30-minute and 15 minute
radio programs are the foundation for all
activities. The ministry goes on air with a
well rehearsed Christ centered broadcast
by and for the children. Many hours of
planning and rehearsal are necessary each
week to produce a 30 minute program of
"network" quality. This is done at the stu-
dio of Abundant Life Bible Church on

Thursday, September 16, 2010 ® PG 27

Abundant Life Road, Nassau, Bahamas.

In addition, the organisation presents a
straight forward gospel message by lec-
ture or skit. Simple enough for the chil-
dren, and sweetly appealing for the not so
young.

2. The Mailbox Club Bible
Correspondence Course, comprised of ten
lessons for various age groups is being
used by many hundreds of boys and girls.
This Bible course helps children learn the
basic truths of the Word of God and help
the saved ones grow in grace.

3. Devotion for Children, a quarterly
calendar designed to be read to or by chil-
dren. It is excellent for family devotions.
A free copy is sent to each family who
requests one. Extra copies are $1.00 each.
The radio staff is available for meetings in
churches or for area wide rallies.



PG 28 ® Thursday, September 16, 2010



CELEBRATION: Celebrating the Feast of title at Holy Saviour in Long Island

RELIGION

The Tribune

Holy Saviour, Millerton Long
Island celebrates Feast of Title

lhe excitement of the recent
"[‘esicbration of the Feast of
Title of Holy Saviour,
Millerton Long Island will linger
in the hearts and minds of many of
its members as it signified the first
time that Fr Burton would be in
attendance for any External
Solemnities as Rector of St Peter’s
Parish, North Long Island.

Anglican Parishioners from the length
and breadth of Long Island recently turned
out en-masse to celebrate the Feast of Title
on Sunday September 12.

It was the first time newly ordained
Deacon Alvardo Adderley would preach
in the church following his ordination on
August 28. He hails from All Saints Parish
Joan Heights where Fr Sebastian Campbell
serves as rector.

After Deacon Adderley’s ordination he
has been assigned to Holy Cross, Regency
Park. As an ordinand studying at
Codrington College in Barbados he was
assigned to St Peter’s Parish, North Long
Island under the then Rector Fr Mark Fox.
Adderley reminisced that at that time he

visited and assisted with Vacation Bible
School, Holy Saviour was closed and in a
state of disrepair. He commented that the
former Member of Parliament Sylvia
Scriven adopted him as a step son on his
initial visit to Long Island. Also in atten-
dance was the new Rector of St Paul’s in
South Long Island, Fr Jonathan G.A.
Archer.

Deacon Adderley’s took his text from
the gospel passage applicable for the
Transfiguration of Jesus found in Luke’s
gospel chapter 9 verses 28 to 36. The evan-
gelist retells the narration of Jesus’ trek up
a mountain to pray with his inner circle of
disciples Peter, James and John. And as he
prayed his appearance was transformed or
changed into dazzling white.

Deacon Adderley admonished the con-
gregation that the same way Jesus was
transformed in the Transfiguration it could
happen to them if they believe in him and
do His will. He encouraged and challenged
members to look deep within themselves
to see the inadequacies of their lives and
rise to the occasion so that the change can
be visible in their lives and families around
them.

Deacon Adderley added that during the
summer before his ordination he had an
opportunity to visit Cat Island where Fr
Burton served before relocating to North
Long Island. He was enthused with the
transformation that had taken place on so
many churches whilst Fr Burton was priest
in charge. He also mentioned the work that
needs to be done to this palatial edifice will
definitely take place in short order with Fr
Burton as their new rector.

The transforming and renewing of the
members bodies, minds and souls can only
take place through prayer, reading their
Bibles and church attendance on a regular
and consistent basis. And further the trans-
formation would be complete when we
meet our Blessed Savior in His Heavenly
Kingdom, he added.

In his welcome address, Fr Burton
allowed long time contemporary Fr
Jonathan Archer to share with the congre-
gation a few words. Fr Archer commented
in jest that both he and Burton have an
endearing relationship that spans some two
decades whilst he was an altar server at St
Matthew and Fr Burton an altar server at
St Barnabas. He said that Burton followed

him to Codrington College where he was a
two years ahead of him.

Secondly, at St.Anne’s in Fox Hill where
both served their curacy under Fr Crosley
Walkine and lastly in Eleuthera where he
was Rector of St. Patrick, Governors
Harbor and Fr Burton was the assistant
curate at St. Luke’s where Fr Andrew
Toppin was Rector. And last by no means
least they are back together serving one in
North Long Island and one in South Long
Island.

Fr Burton concurred with his sentiments
and looks forward to sharing in the multi-
plicity of Patronal Festivals that will be cel-
ebrated frequently with the large number
of diverse Anglican Churches and
Anglican Communities. Fr Burton believes
that Patronal Festivals and Feast of Titles
are seen aS monumental and memorable
occasions in the life of the parish and
should never be celebrated in any lack lus-
ter fashion and the presence of all its mem-
bers to appreciate and gravitate towards.

After the Eucharist mass parishioners
and well wishers enjoyed refreshments
before departing to their various destina-
tion.



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‘Summer of Thunder’ sets ‘hardwood’

By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

FOR the first time in over a year,
several versions of a senior men’s
“national basketball team” took the
court for the Bahamas during a
series of exhibitions hosted by the
Bahamas Basketball Federation
(BBF), with the teams serving as
building blocks for the future of the
programme.

BBF president Lawrence Hep-
burn said the teams fielded during
the federation’s “Summer of Thun-
der” could serve as an evaluation
for the selection process for future
national teams.
























Miller's fresh start
for 2010-11 season

By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

fter playing sparingly for
A seasons in one of the
most high profile pro-

grammes in the National Collegiate
Athletic Associations, one Bahami-

an hoops star will get a fresh start

for the 2010-11 season.

Dwight Miller will make the tran-
sition from NCAA Div I to the















NJCAA this fall after a transfer
from the University of Pittsburgh to
Midland Junior College.

Miller was said to be the odd
man out on the Panthers roster
after the perennial Big 10 con-
tenders signed a trio of highly tout-
ed freshman.

J.J. Moore, the highest rated of
the Panthers three incoming fresh-
man basketball players out of South
Kent Prep in Connecticut and the
8th ranked small forward in the
country by scouts.com, strength-
ened the logjam in the frontcourt
which left Miller out of favour.

The 6’8” forward out of St Pius X
High School in Houston, Texas,
opted to transfer to a junior col-
lege to avoid the NCAA rule of
sitting out an entire year for trans-
ferring from one D-I school to
another.

He intends to play a single sea-
son with the Midland Chapparals
and transfer to another D-I school
following upcoming season.

After a critically acclaimed high
school career, when he rose to
international prominence for his
personal workouts with NBA Hall
of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon,
Miller chose the Panthers out of
several scholarship offers.

In his biography on the team’s
website, he is described as a “tena-
cious rebounder and defender who

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players for the
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good look at
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6’8” forward to

make transition
from NCAA Div I
to the NJCAA

displays outstanding desire and pas-
sion for playing basketball, a quick
learner who has the ability to make
shots away from the basket and get
up and down the floor.”

Miller redshirted (sat out) the
2008-09 season. In his final high
school season, Miller led the St Pius
X Panthers to a 22-8 record and
were ranked number four in the
state of Texas.

They won the TAPPS 6A Dis-
trict three championship with a 9-0
record as he averaged 15.8 points
per game.

Miller was nominated for the
McDonald’s High School All-
America Game and had a produc-
tive summer heading into the col-
legiate recruiting process when he
averaged 10.0 points and 7.0
rebounds per game at the
ReebokU Camp.

He also earned the Dante
Anderson Memorial Award for the
player below the radar who made
the biggest impact over the course
of the camp.

Miller is a product of the Frank
Rutherford Elite Athlete Devel-
opment Foundation.

Some of the foundation’s other
athletes and alumni include Devard
and Devaughn Darling, Ian Symon-
ette, Jeremy Barr, Wannah Bail,
Michael Carey, Mikhail McClean,
Alex Cooper, Waltia Rolle, Mavin
Saunders, Probese Leo, Enrico
Forbes and several others.

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for the country with national recog-
nition,” said Hepburn.

The Bahamas last fielded a senior
men’s national team for the 2009
CBC Championships in Tortola,
British Virgin Islands, from June 30
to July 4.

Alonzo Hinds led the team in
scoring at 21.4 points per game as
the team finished 1-2 and finished
in fifth place in the tournament.

Several players from that national
team also competed for one of sev-
eral select squads in the “Summer
of Thunder”, including Jeremy
Hutchinson, who led the Bahamas to
their only win of the series with 21
points Monday night against Port-
land State in the 93-90 win.

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for national team players

The Bahamas held a double-digit
lead for much of the contest, but
withered down the stretch and near-
ly lost the advantage.

Hepburn said the ability to exe-
cute down the stretch is one of the
factors the BBF will look to improve
upon for international competition.

“T would have liked to have seen
the team hold onto a lead down the
stretch and put the game away when
they had the opportunity,” he said.
“They say international games are
often won in the last two minutes of
the game and in our last two minutes
we fell apart, so that is something
we will have to monitor closely mov-
ing forward.”

With regional championships on

Sports Reporter

rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

the horizon, the BBF will place play-
ers under heavier scrutiny as more
international events approach.

"The CAC Basketball Champi-
onships are next year, so this can be
a very important upcoming period
for the BBF. More than just they
way they play on the floor, we had
an opportunity to see a lot of the
players’ work ethic,” he said.

“Tt gives us good insight to know
whether we have the players ready
and willing to put in the effort it
takes to compete in the region and
worldwide, and if we find that we
do have these players and other
things fall into place then we could
see the Bahamas field national teams
in the near future."

NCAA events put
Bahamas on map

By RENALDO DORSETT

‘Battle at Atlantis’,
‘Bahamas Sunsplash

NATIONAL Collegiate
Athletic Association pro-
grammes will once again look
to the Bahamas as a venue on
the hardwood during peak
vacation months for the sec-
ond time this year.

On the heels of the
Bahamas Basketball Federa-
tion’s “Summer of Thunder”,
preparations are underway
for NCAA teams to return
for two separate events in
December.

The “Battle at Atlantis”
and the “Bahamas Sunsplash
Shootout” will bring together
seven NCAA programmes to
the shores of the Bahamas in
a three-day span to compete

Shootout’ all set
for December

the history of basketball in
the Bahamas that both men
and women’s NCAA Div-I
basketball games will be
played locally in such a brief
time period and during the
NCAA season.

The Battle at Atlantis,
scheduled for December 18,
will see the resort unveil the
new 4,500-seat arena, a seg-
ment of the 60,000 square-
foot conference center at the
Paradise Island resort.

The reported $500,000 tem-

games.

in a series of intercollegiate

It marks the first time in

porary stadium features state-

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CAC bodybuilding team named

THE Bahamas Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (BBFF)
has officially named its 10-member team to represent the
Bahamas at the Central American and Caribbean Body-
building and Fitness Championships, scheduled for Septem-
ber 22-26. Team Bahamas members are Lorraine LaFleur,
Charmaine McNabb, Charnice Bain, Lynden Fowler, Ray-
mond Tucker, Desmond Bain, Charles Johnson, Sidney Out-
ten, Paul Wilson and Rob Harris.

HOW FAR CAN D-MAxX GO?

FRESH START: Dwight Miller is all set to make the
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INTERNATIONAL SPORTS



Federer will
skip Davis
Cup playoffs
to stay fresh

BASEL, Switzerland (AP)
— Roger Federer will skip
Switzerland's Davis Cup
match in Kazakhstan this
weekend to stay fresh for the
rest of the season.

"I need some extra time to
relax after the intense weeks
in North America so I can fin-
ish the year strong,” Federer
said Wednesday on his offi-
cial website.

Federer reached the US
Open semifinals — losing in
five sets to Novak Djokovic
last Saturday — won the
Cincinnati Masters, and lost
in the Toronto Masters final.

Federer is next scheduled
to play at the Shanghai Mas-
ters starting October 10, then
return to Europe for the
indoor hardcourt season in
Stockholm, his hometown
event in Basel, and the Paris
Masters.

His competitive season
ends at the ATP World Tour
Finals in London beginning
November 21.

Federer cited schedule
problems when he missed
Switzerland's 4-1 loss in Spain
in a Davis Cup world group
match in March.

The Swiss had retained
their place in the elite 16-
nation group last September
when Federer won both his
singles matches in a 3-2 victo-
ry in Italy.

"Obviously we would have
liked to have Roger with us
for this match but we knew
also that his participation was
uncertain,” Switzerland cap-
tain Severin Luethi said.

Switzerland travels to Kaza-
khstan for the playoffs start-
ing Friday to decide which
country will remain in the
world group next year.

The Swiss team will be led
by US Open quarterfinalist
Stanislas Wawrinka.

"I'm happy that Stan is in
excellent form and that he'll
be in good shape in Astana,"
Luethi said.

Djokovic leads Serbia
in Davis Cup semis

By CHRIS LEHOURITES
AP Sports Writer

LONDON (AP) — US
Open runner-up Novak
Djokovic will get a chance to
reach another important final
this weekend when Serbia
faces the Czech Republic in
Davis Cup competition.

Djokovic, who lost to
Rafael Nadal in four sets on
Monday in New York, will
lead the Serbs on indoor
hardcourt in Belgrade in the
best-of-five semifinal starting
Friday. The second-ranked
Djokovic is undefeated in
four matches in the competi-
tion this year.

"This is one of the key
matches and the interest of
the Serbian public is huge,”
Djokovic said. "I'm ready to
play in Belgrade, and I don't
think this loss to Nadal will
affect my form.”

In the other semifinal,
France will host Argentina on
indoor hardcourt in Lyon.

In the World Group play-
offs, it's: Colombia vs. United
States; Israel vs. Austria; Ger-
many vs. South Africa; Swe-
den vs. Italy; India vs. Brazil;
Australia vs. Belgium; and
Kazakhstan vs. Switzerland.

The United States has
dropped out of the World
Group only once since it
began in 1981. Without Andy
Roddick in Colombia, the
Americans will be represent-
ed by John Isner, Mardy Fish,
Sam Querrey and Ryan Har-
rison.

US captain Patrick McEn-
roe will step down after this
weekend. He announced his
resignation after 10 years on
the job during the US Open.
McEnroe guided the United
States to a Davis Cup title in
2007.

Djokovic will play along-
side Viktor Troicki, Janko
Tipsarevic and Nenad Zimon-

jic against the Czech team of
Wimbledon runner-up Tomas
Berdych, Radek Stepanek,
Jan Hajek and Ivo Minar.

Djokovic beat Roger Fed-
erer in the US Open semifi-
nals, twice coming back from
a set down to win in five. That
put him in the final against
Nadal, who had won the pre-
vious two major titles at the
French Open and Wimbledon
and completed a career
Grand Slam by winning in
Flushing Meadows.

"I've played the best ten-
nis now in certainly last seven,
eight months, maybe the
whole year," Djokovic said.
"So from Wimbledon up to
this point, I feel much more
comfortable on the court,
more confident and getting
this aggressive game back and
the game that I need to have
in order to stay at the top, and
a game that has been a part of
me always.”

Serbia has never before
reached the final as an inde-
pendent country. As
Yugoslavia, the country
reached the World Group
semifinals in 1988, '89 and '91.

The final is scheduled for
December 3-5.

Argentina is trying to make
the final for the third time in
the past five years. The team
will be led by David Nalban-
dian, who has won three sin-
gles matches and one doubles
match in the competition this
year despite missing most of
last year following hip
surgery.

"It's going to be tough,”
Nalbandian said. "I think it’s
going to be tougher than Rus-
sia (in the quarterfinals), but
we have to try to believe in
the team and try to do the
best all of the days over there.
We have to keep our focus
on the semis."

Nalbandian will be joined
by Juan Monaco, Eduardo

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during the ceremony following the men's championship match at the US Open in New York Monday. Nadal
won the match in four sets.

Schwank and Horacio Zebal-
los against Gael Monfils,
Michael Llodra, Richard Gas-
quet and Gilles Simon.

The French, who last
reached the semifinals in
2004, won the Davis Cup in
Lyon in 1991, beating the
United States 3-1.

"You're not playing for

yourself, you're playing for
your flag,” said Monfils, who
reached the US Open quar-
terfinals but lost to Djokovic.
"You have your whole coun-
try behind you, an unbeliev-
able crowd, your friends on
the side, your captain on the
chair. There's a different spir-
it."

(AP Photo)

In the playoffs, Switzerland
will take on Kazakhstan with-
out Federer, who has decided
to skip the series to stay fresh
for the rest of the season.

"I need some extra time to
relax after the intense weeks
in North America so I can fin-
ish the year strong,” Federer
said on his official website.

Nadal insists he's not Spain's greatest athlete

By PAUL LOGOTHETIS
AP Sports Writer

MADRID (AP) — US
Open champion Rafael Nadal
returned home on Wednes-
day, insisting his latest tennis
triumph did not qualify him
as Spain's greatest athlete.

Nadal, who became the sev-
enth player to complete a
career grand slam with Mon-
day's victory in New York,
said any comparisons to the
greats was "madness."

"As a tennis player, I took
an important step forward

with this and these have been
six unforgettable months,”
Nadal said shortly after touch-
ing down at Madrid's Bara-
jas airport.

"I can't say that I'm the
best Spanish sports person of
all time because I have no
idea. But it’s an honor to be
considered."

Nadal's 2010 triumphs,
including French Open and
Wimbledon titles, have
brought his total of major
championships to nine at age
24.

His successful season has

been a big part of a tremen-
dous year of international
sporting success for Spain,
which won soccer's World
Cup for the fist time and saw
Alberto Contador win his
third Tour de France.

"I don't know where (my
successes) fit into this year.
They are all important,” the
top-ranked Nadal said.

"Luckily, we're living dur-
ing an era of Spanish sport
that will be difficult to repeat.
Of course, we could repeat it,
but we should enjoy it (now),"
he said.



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By HOWARD ULMAN
AP Sports Writer

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) —
Don't write off the Patriots so fast.

A fashionable pick to lose their grip
on the AFC East, the three-time
Super Bowl champions showed
they're still strong by dominating the
Cincinnati Bengals in their season
opener.

Sure, New England ended last sea-
son badly — Tom Brady with a
mediocre stretch, Wes Welker with a
knee injury and the Baltimore Ravens
with a lopsided first-round playoff win
over Bill Belichick's team.

And the New York Jets reached the
AFC title game, then grabbed the off-
season spotlight by adding big-name
veterans, making "Hard Knocks"
must-see T'V and signing, after a long
holdout, the only player who coach
Rex Ryan says can cover Randy Moss,
Darrelle Revis.

But then the games began.

Patriots 38, Bengals 24.

Ravens 10, Jets 9.

So the national sports magazine that
had Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez
on the cover when it picked his team
to win the division put Brady there
this week for the 12th time, with Moss
by his side.

The Patriots are off to a good start
in pursuit of their seventh AFC East
title in eight years, but one game does-
n't make a season. How these teams
compare will be clearer Sunday when
they meet at the New Meadowlands
Stadium, where Revis will try to shut
down Moss.

"T look forward to the matchup,"
Moss said. "I have a lot of respect for
Darrelle Revis. He's a young player
who definitely matured faster than
most young players do. I'll get the best
from him. He'll get the best from me.
The only thing I can say is, collective-
ly as a team, hopefully we get the best
of the Jets."

If the Patriots are slipping, it didn't
show in the opener.

They dominated the Bengals, anoth-
er team that got offseason hype when
it acquired Terrell Owens to join Chad
Ochocinco as a dangerous wide receiv-
ing duo and reality-show TV stars.

"Hype doesn't come from us,"

Ts

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PASSING DRILL: Patriots quarterback
Tom Brady works a passing drill at the
team's facility in Foxborough yesterday.
The Patriots are scheduled to play New
York Jets at New Meadowlands Stadium in
New Jersey Sunday.

TOP LEFT: New England Patriots head
coach Bill Belichick.
(AP Photos)

Patriots running back Sammy Morris
said. "We're just focused on going and
playing the game.”

Brady was sharp in the opener,
completing 25 of 35 passes for 258
yards, three touchdowns and no inter-
ceptions just three days after he was
"scared out of my mind” but unhurt in
a two-car crash. He wasn't sacked as
the Patriots overcame the absence of
two-time Pro Bowl guard Logan
Mankins, an unrestricted free agent
who hasn't reported.

Welker had eight catches for 64
yards and two TDs less than eight
months after surgery for a torn knee
ligament. Moss, despite feeling unap-
preciated by his lack of a contract for
2011, had five receptions for 59 yards
before voicing his concerns at a
postgame news conference.

Add in touchdowns on interception
and kickoff returns and the dominance
was thorough.

"We put it all together,” nose tack-
le Vince Wilfork said. "We were flying
around. There were times when it was

OFF!

like we were on another planet."

Now they're back down to earth,
where Belichick likes it.

"T don't think there's anything that
carries over into the next game, per
se," he said. "It doesn't really matter
how you did last week or who you did
it against. It's different people. It's a
different scheme. It's different the
next time you do it. You have to prove
it every week in this league. Last week
doesn't mean anything."

The Jets hope he's right.

Against the Ravens last Monday
night, they gained just 176 yards with
six first downs and no touchdowns.
Sanchez threw for 74 yards.

Brady has said he "hates" the Jets
and wouldn't watch "Hard Knocks."
On Sunday, he'll get a closeup view of
the defense that was ranked first in
the NFL last year.

New England's defense is rebuild-
ing. Only four defenders who started
the 33-14 playoff loss to Baltimore
started against Cincinnati. The first-
string cornerbacks are rookie Devin
McCourty and second-year pro Darius
Butler. And two reliable veteran
starters, defensive end Ty Warren and
cornerback Leigh Bodden, are out for
the season.

"We wanted to contain them and
limit the big plays,” Butler said. "You
can be more aggressive and take your
shot because even if you miss your

despite preseason outlook

tackle, there's three or four more guys
coming to back you up, so it gives you
more confidence when you have speed
out there."

The defense lost four mainstays
before last season — Tedy Bruschi
and Rodney Harrison to retirement
and Richard Seymour and Mike Vra-
bel in trades. And the current Patriots
have just eight players from their last
championship team that won the
Super Bowl after the 2004 season.

While television viewers’ eyes were
on the Jets training camp and their
ears on Ryan's salty language, the
tightlipped Belichick kept the Patriots
out of the spotlight.

"Who knows what's right or
wrong?" Brady said. "Our style has
worked for us and that's what's most
important. We're not trying to be the
Jets and they're not trying to be the
Patriots."

Those two styles will clash on Sun-
day — a loudmouthed team whose
coach talks about winning the Super
Bowl and a quiet club that focuses on
the next game, not the next title.

"As a team, I can honestly tell you
we're not riding high,” Moss said.
"The Jets were the Super Bowl
favorites to whoever's eyes and we
respected that. And I think that the
only motivation that you can have as a
player or coach is to go out here and
just work harder every day.”

AP source:
Dolphins’ Odrick
to miss one or
two games

By STEVEN WINE
AP Sports Writer

MIAMI (AP) — Dolphins
rookie defensive end Jared
Odrick is expected to miss
one or two games with a slight
hairline fracture in his right
leg, a person familiar with the
injury said Tuesday.

The person, who said
surgery won't be necessary,
spoke to The Associated
Press on condition of
anonymity because the Dol-
phins had not disclosed the
severity of the injury.

Odrick, the Dolphins’ first-
round draft pick, was hurt
Sunday in their season-open-
ing victory at Buffalo. He had
a tackle for a loss before leav-
ing the game in the third
quarter, and won praise for
his play from coach Tony
Sparano.

The 2009 Big Ten defen-
sive player of the year at Penn
State, Odrick began lining up
with the first team at right end
at the start of training camp.
His most likely replacement
for Sunday's game at Min-
nesota is veteran Tony
McDaniel.

Dolphins secondary braces for Favre

By STEVEN WINE
AP Sports Writer

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DAVIE, Florida (AP) —
At one time, Brett Favre
throwing against Vontae
Davis would have been a
laughable mismatch.

Davis was 3 when Favre
made his NFL debut in 1991.

Now, Davis is a second-year
cornerback for the Miami
Dolphins and part of a
revamped secondary bracing
to face Favre and the Min-
nesota Vikings on Sunday.

was solid in a season-opening
15-10 win at Buffalo. Miami
allowed only 116 yards
through the air and had three
sacks. But that was against
Trent Edwards, who has 25
career touchdown passes.
Favre has an NFL record 498.

From an experience stand-
point, Sunday's game still
shapes up as a mismatch.

Favre has started 286
games, compared with 70 for
Miami's four starting defen-
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Phelps’ coach

says Lochte is

better, for now



By DAVID GINSBURG
AP Sports Writer

HUNT VALLEY, Mary-
land (AP) — The longtime
coach of Michael Phelps
acknowledged Monday that
the 14-time Olympic gold
medallist currently isn't the
finest swimmer in the world.

Bob Bowman said Ryan
Lochte deserves that distinc-
tion.

Lochte beat Phelps in the
200 individual medley and 200
backstroke finals at the US
national championships last
month, then won six gold
medals to Phelps’ five at the
Pan Pacific championships.



"Obviously, Ryan Lochte
is the best swimmer in the
world this year. No question,”
Bowman said. "That will be a
huge challenge for Michael
going forward, hopefully a
motivator."

On those rare occasions
when Phelps loses, he does
not take it well.

"T think one of the biggest
things that motivates me now
is having that summer that I
had — not being able to com-
pete at the level that I want
and having other people com-
peting better than me,"
Phelps said. "It's frustrating,
but I really think that's going
to play a big role over the



next two years to keep me
being in the best shape.

"That's one thing I
absolutely hate — coming
away from a meet really dis-
appointed."

Regardless of his expecta-
tions, which weren't all that
high at the Pan Pacific cham-
pionships.

"Some of the things that
happened at Pan Pacs were
frustrating, but at the same
time I knew it was going to
happen,” the 25-year-old
Phelps said. "I expected that
to happen. I wasn't expecting
to go out and do my best
time. I was hoping, but I gave
everything I could, and IJ think



MICHAEL PHELPS (right) and Ryan Lochte look at the results after the 200 freestyle at US championships
in Irvine, California. Phelps won the event and Lochte took second.

that’s all that matters.”

The goal for Phelps is to be
the best in the world at the
2012 London Olympics.
That's when he will try to
come up with a suitable
encore for his record-shatter-

ing performance at the 2008
Games in Beijing, where he
won eight gold medals.

"The only meet that mat-
ters to Michael is in London,"
Bowman said.

Phelps’ next important for-

(AP Photo)

ay into the pool will come in
2011 at the world champi-
onships. But even that presti-
gious meet will be nothing
more than another step in his
quest to excel at the next
Olympics.

AC Milan, Real Madrid win Champions League openers

By ROB HARRIS
AP Sports Writer

AC Milan and Real Madrid
began the Champions League
with 2-0 victories on Wednes-
day night as English rivals
Chelsea and Arsenal opened
with high-scoring wins.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored
his first two goals for AC
Milan since joining on loan
from Barcelona, leading the
Rossoneri over visiting Aux-
erre.

"He was better in the sec-
ond half than the first, espe-
cially the way he took his two
chances," Milan coach Mas-
simo Allegri said. "He is a
very important player for us
— for his technique and the
way he leads the attack."

Ibrahimovic scored in the
66th minute after Ronaldin-
ho passed to Kevin-Prince
Boateng, who sent the ball
over with a pass off the back
of his neck. The Swedish for-
ward scored again three min-
utes later on a slick counter-
attacking move that began
with Robinho carrying the
ball from the defense and cul-
minated in Ibrahimovic
sweeping home Ronaldinho's
deft pass.

Valter Birsa and Steeven
Langil had early shots for
Auxerre, and Adama
Coulibaly headed against the
crossbar. "We knew before
the match that Milan had the
better players,” Auxerre
coach Jean Fernandez said.
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of the Champions League
than Milan. You could see
that after an hour. When their
players had chances to score,
they had the experience to
take them."

At Madrid, new Real coach
Jose Mourinho presided as
the nine-time champions beat
Ajax in the stadium he won
the competition with Inter
Milan in May.

Xabi Alonso's corner kick
was deflected in by Ajax
defender Vurnon Anita, and
Gonzalo Higuain added a sec-
ond-half goal off a cross from
Mesut Oezil.

"We pressed a lot and we
didn't let Ajax play how they
like to play,” Mourinho said.
"My forwards just weren't
sharp in front of goal."

Real went ahead in the 31st

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minute, and Higuain doubled
the lead in the 73rd.

"It looked like boys against
men tonight,” Ajax coach
Martin Jol said. "They clearly
dominated the game."

In London, Cesc Fabregas
and Carlos Vela each scored
twice in Arsenal's 6-0 rout of
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League match against
Barcelona.

"We played the game we
wanted to play, at a high pace,
with top technical quality and
with a lot of creative atti-
tude," Arsenal manager
Arsene Wenger said. "It's our
philosophy and, for long
patches of the game, we man-
aged to express that."

It was a closer match in the
other Group H encounter,
with Shakhtar Donetsk cap-
tain Dario Srna's 71st-minute
free kick giving the Ukrain-
ian champions a 1-0 victory
over Partizan Belgrade.

Chelsea, off to a 4-0 start
in the Premier League, beat
newcomer Zilina 4-1 despite
the absence of suspended
striker Didier Drogba. The
Blues raced into a 3-0 lead
inside 30 minutes as Nicolas
Anelka's cross was turned in
by Michael Essien before the
French forward scored two
goals himself.

Soon after, Chelsea goal-
keeper Petr Cech almost gift-
ed the home side an equalizer,
fumbling Robert Jez's free
kick before recovering to stop
the ball going into the net.

Daniel Sturridge scored
Chelsea's fourth in the 48th

(AP Photo)

after latching onto Yossi
Benayoun's through ball.
Zilina’s goal came in the
55th when an unmarked
Tomas Oravec pounced on
the loose ball from Branislav
Ivanovic's deflection after
Cech had failed to hold a

Match

In the other Group F
match, defender Cesar
Azpilicueta scored a late own-
goal to give Spartak Moscow
a 1-0 win at Marseille, which
wasted several scoring
chances.

Bayern Munich, beaten by
Mourinho's Inter in last May's
final, defeated visiting AS
Roma 2-0 on late goals by
Thomas Mueller in the 79th
minute and Miroslav Klose in
the 83rd. "When you domi-
nate and you can't score,
you're never safe,” Marseille
coach Didier Deschamps said.

The goals came quicker in
the group's other match.
Ionut Rada scored in the
ninth minute and Lacina Tra-
ore in the 12th for Cluj,
clinching a 2-1 victory over
Basel, which got a goal on
Valentin Stoker's header in
first-half injury time.

NCAA events put
Bahamas on map

FROM page 15

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The men's college basket-
ball doubleheader is expected
to feature the Mississippi
State Bulldogs against the
Virginia Tech Hokies in an
SEC-ACC conference
matchup, while the Georgia
Tech Yellow Jackets will take
on the Richmond Spiders.

Plans for the single night
double header in the very
near future include expand-
ing the event to an eight-team
tournament.

The BBF’s Sunsplash
Shootout, a women’s event,
will feature a trio of teams

over the course of the two-
day event, slated for Decem-
ber 21-22 at Kendal Isaacs
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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 C M Y K C M Y K V olume: 106 No.247THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER SUNNYAND BREEZY HIGH 90F LOW 74F By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter m reynolds@tribunemedia.net E NVIRONMENT Minis ter Earl Deveaux tendered his resignation to the Prime Minister when The Tribune revealed he had accepted a free ride in the Aga Khans helicopter while he had an application before his Ministry. However Dr Deveaux told Patty Roker on Island FMs listeners of The Morning Boil how Prime Minis ter Hubert Ingraham did not accept his offer to step down. Dr Deveaux admitted he accepted a free ride in the Aga Khans 12-seater luxury helicopter to attend a film screening in Abaco with his wife and two friends before going on to the Aga Khans private island in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park with Bahamas National Trust (BNT do a land assessment. The Aga Khan, billionaire leader of an Islamic sect, has applied to dredge at least two channels and excavate a yacht basin and barge land ing site on Bell Island with-i n the boundaries of the w orlds oldest marine park a proposal currently being considered by Dr Deveauxs Ministry. Calls for Dr Deveaux to resign have rung out since the revelation, but Dr Deveaux said his offer to resign was rejected by the Prime Minister. He said he told Mr Ingra ham: I am sure you have already read the paper. If you wish for me to step aside... When Ms Rokers co-host interjected: So you ten dered your resignation? Move after Tribune r eveals free ride in Aga Khans helicopter The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST BAHAMASEDITION McCOMBO OF THE DAY N E W www.tribune242.com )25 867 /('n6 Minister in offer to resign YOURSOURCEFOROBITUARIES N N O O B B O O D D Y Y B B U U T T N N O O B B O O D D Y Y B B E E A A T T S S T T H H E E T T R R I I B B U U N N E E I I N N S S I I D D E E T T O O D D A A Y Y C C A A R R S S ! C C A A R R S S ! C C A A R R S S ! L L O O A A D D S S O O F F J J O O B B S S A A N N D D H H E E L L P P W W A A N N T T E E D D ! T T H H E E T T R R I I B B U U N N E E S S C C L L A A S S S S I I F F I I E E D D S S T T R R A A D D E E R R SEE page 14 By AVA TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter a turnquest@ tribunemedia.net S TUDENTS and other thugs throwing rocks, wielding cutlasses and one even armed with a g un clashed yesterday, just as high school administrators, the Min i ster of Education and senior police officers began a high-priority walkabout. S purred by the shock ing reports of student violence just 14 days intot he new term, Education Minister Desmond Bannister took a hands-ona pproach to tackle the growing social ill at its root when he camped out at a South Beach plaza near C V Bethel High School. His intent, to see firsthand the behaviour of students who are said to EDUCATION VISIT ENDS IN STUDENT BRAWL MAYHEM ABOVE: Senior police officers keep watch in the area of CV Bethel after the fight broke out. RIGHT: A policewoman holds her gun after yesterdays brawl. Felip Major /Tribune staff SEE page 13 THE board of the Bahamas Broadcasting Corporation wants to let 93 employees go to bring staff levels in line with its tighter budget this year. The process will reduce staff levels at the news agency, known as ZNS, from 238 to 145 workers as the media house transitions to a public broadcasting agency. The proposed cuts span 12 BR OADCASTING C ORPORATION BOARD WANTS TO LET 93 STAFF GO SEE page 12 A SECOND teenager attempted to commit suicide the same day a student tried to kill himself on his high school's campus, police said. Around 10.20pm on Tuesday, a 15-year-old girl slit her wrists and swallowed an excessive number of pills in a bid to end her life, said Press Liaison Officer Sergeant Chrislyn Skip pings. Police were called to her home in Colony Village and the By ALISON LOWE Tribune Staff Reporter alowe@tribunemedia.net ARCHDEACON Ivan Ranfurly Brown used his Sunday sermon as an opportunity to try to put to rest rumours that he has allegedly been involved in an inappropriate relationSCHOOLS SEC OND SUICIDE ATTEMPT IN THE SAME DAY SEE page 12 SEE page 12 ARCHDEACON USES SERMON TO DENY R UMOURS OF REL ATIONSHIP POLICE last night con firmed that a female stu dent was taken to hospital in an ambulance Tuesday after being beaten by a group of fellow students. The student was beaten by a group of girls outside AF Adderley Junior High School around 3.20 pm, said Press Liaison Officer Sergeant Chrislyn Skip pings. The girl was treated at the hospital and discharged. Police investigations continue. Desmond Bannister, Minister of Education, said he had heard reports of the incident, but had no infor mation to confirm. GIRL BEA TEN B Y FELLOW STUDENTS

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By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter mreynolds@tribunemedia.net A CAMPAIGN to protect sharks from being fished in Bahamian waters has sparked the suggestion for a blanket ban on the fishing of most marine species. Freeport attorney Fred Smith, QC, an environmentalist with a passion for diving and sharks, encourages Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Larry Cartwright to adopt a new approach to the protection of natural resources by only permitting certain marine life to be fished during specific seasons according to size regulations and zoning laws. All other marine resources should be protected from fishing or harvesting by legislation, Mr Smith said. His suggestion comes after The Tribune revealed the vulnerability of marine resources to poaching to satisfy emerging export markets, as the CEO of the first sea cucumber export company in the country said he would also consider exporting shark fins and sea urchins to Hong Kong. Sunco Wholesale Seafood Ltd opened in Mastic Point, Andros, late last year and harvests an average of 5,000 sea cucumbers a day to be processed and exported to Hong Kong. As with sea cucumbers, sharks and sea urchins have never been targetted by local fishermen, there are no laws to protect them. This revelation accelerated a campaign to protect sharks launched by the Bahamas National Trust (BNT in partnership with the Pew Environment Group which is gaining international support. Shark populations are declining by 70 to 80 per cent globally as they are increasingly being fished to serve emerging markets for their meat and fins, which are used in shark fin soup and fetch up to $200 per kilogram. But the Bahamas boasts the healthiest and most biologically diverse shark population in the entire Atlantic, and the BNT wants to keep it that way by making the Bahamas a sanctuary for shark s. Campaigners have cited the benefits of sharks not only to the ecosystem but also to ecotourism, which Mr Smith can vouch for as a resident of Grand Bahama, where at least five dive companies operate daily excursions from Our Lucaya to Shark Junction off the South Coast where tourists can swim with up to 30 sharks. Its a tremendous attraction to eco-tourism, Mr Smith said. And there have been times when people have tried to fish or catch those sharks and groups have got together to prevent that. I would encourage Minister Cartwright to take to Cabinet a piece of legislation that is all encompassing, and prohibit the taking of any fish or marine species unless it is a permitted one. I think its time the govern ment passed an all-embracing piece of legislation that simply makes it illegal to take anything from Bahamian waters unless its specifically permitted, as opposed to having to go to Parliament every time someone gets a bright idea about depleting our sharks or our grouper or our sea cucumber, or our sponges or anything else. This way it makes the control of our resources being taken much more effective; it brings the control of our fisheries back into our hands with out unnecessary bureaucratic delay. The accomplished attorney even offered his professional assistance, saying he was willing to write a law to help protect vital marine resources. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Call for ban on fishing of most marine species FRED SMITH LARRYCARTWRIGHT INDECLINE: Shark populations are declining by 70 to 80 per cent globally as they are increasingly being fished.

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By ALISON LOWE T ribune Staff Reporter a lowe@tribunemedia.net THE ex-paramedic who was accused of attempting to extort $25 million from John Travolt a has hit the international headlines less than 10 days after the charges were dropped, claiming he and not the US celebrity was the realv ictim in the drama that b egan with the death of Travoltas son Jett. T arino Lightbourne also claims that rigor mortis had set i n by the time paramedics were called to the scene, indicating Jett had been dead for at least three hours when he was found, contrary to official statements. His comments were made in what the Daily Mail of Lon d on, which ran the story as an exclusive in its online and p rint editions yesterday, said w as a three hour interview at Lightbournes Freeport, Grand Bahama, home. T he headline on the piece is: I saw what REALLY hap pened on the night John Tra voltas teenage son died. It comes days after Light bourne and his co-accused for mer PLP senator Pleasant Bridgwater were informed on September 6 in the Supreme C ourt that the extortion case against them had been d ropped because Mr Travolta no longer wished to pursue the matter. The reason given for this w as that the long-pending status of this matter continued to take a heavy emotional toll on my family, causing us to conclude that it was finally timet o put this matter behind us, a ccording a statement from the Travolta family. H owever, his latest bout of publicity for Lightbourne sug-g ests this is not going to happen any time soon. In the article, Lightbourne states: Im very sorry that John Travolta lost his son, of course, and Ive always been a huge fan of his. I have no axe to grind. But I am the real vic t im, not John Travolta. I have been paraded as a c ommon criminal and thrown i n jail (he spent 25 days in prison before being bailed), and I have lost my job. The truth is I wish now that the trial had gone ahead so that I could clear my name and get my dignity back. Jett, 16, had autism and was known to suffer serious seizures every few days. In the article, Lightbourne alleges the charges against him were intended to divert atten-t ion from the circumstances s urrounding Jetts death. In a statement released on t he day of his death, Mr Tra voltas attorney at the time Michael Ossi, said that what was known at the time was that Jett, Travolta and his wife Kel ly Prestons only son, suffered a seizure at 10am and all a ttempts to revive him were unsuccessful. Jett was said to have hit his head after he collapsed from the seizure. In the Daily Mail article, L ightbourne maintains that w hile a doctor said Jett had been dead only a few minu tes when help arrived, it appeared there was somethingv ery wrong with this assessment. The boys eyes were fixed and dilated, I noticed dry blood stains around both his ears and nostrils and the sides of his mouth . and the body was already in a state of rigorm ortis, said Lightbourne. That usually starts aboutt hree hours after death. L ightbourne and his attorney, Pleasant Bridgwater were charged with an extortion con s piracy after it was claimed they attempted to get millions By AVA TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter aturnquest@tribunemedia.net THREE tourists were among those attacked in six armed robberies in the space of two days this week. Six pedestrians and the staff o f one shop were held up by a rmed thugs on Tuesday, and on Monday, two church e mployees at St Francis Cathed ral on West Street were robbed. O ne church employee had only just arrived in the parking lot of St Francis when she was approached by a man armed with a handgun who robbed her of her purse. The gunman then entered the building and robbed another employee of cash and a set of keys to the Cathedral. The culprit was described as six feet tall, of dark complexion,w earing a long sleeved white s hirt, long blue jeans and a blue cap. T uesdays string of incidents s tarted at around 1.30pm when police responded to reports ofa n armed robbery at Robinson Road, east of Baillou Hill Road. A female pedestrian reported being approached by a man armed with a handgun and another man. They reportedly robbed her of jewellery, then fled on foot heading north onto Second Street, Coconut Grove. Three hours later, there was another robbery on Robinson Road, this time further east of Baillou Hill Road at Market Street. It was alleged that two men, one armed with a handgun,r obbed New Kids Sporting S tore of an undetermined amount of cash. T he culprits reportedly e ntered the store and collected several items of clothingb efore approaching the cashier. Once at the register, one of the men left the store and returned with the handgun. Then, around 8.30 pm, it was reported that a dark man armed with a handgun approached three Spanish tourists and stole their rental car in the parking lot of the Sheraton Hotel on West Bay Street. The visitors, all from Madrid, Spain, were also robbed of their wallets, credit cards, laptops, and cell phones. The gunman fled the area in t he stolen Toyota Yaris SD r ental, registration number 126, the property of Avis car rental. P olice received two more r eports on Tuesday, both at around 10pm, of armed rob-b eries in Garden Hills and Nassau Village. In Garden Hills, it was alleged that two masked thugs, one armed with a handgun and the second with a knife, robbed a 32-year-old man of his jewellery at a park on Tulip Avenue. The masked men were reported to have fled the area travelling east in a gold coloured SUV. Meanwhile, in Nassau Village, it was reported that a gang of men two armed with handguns robbed a 26-year-oldm an of his jewellery. The man h ad been walking along Sumner Street when the culprits r obbed him and then fled the a rea on foot. Police confirmed there are f our men in custody assisting with the investigation into the Nassau Village robbery, but admitted they have no leads in the other incidents. Members of the public who h ave information which might a ssist police are urged to contact call 919, CDU at 502-9991, o r Crime Stoppers at 328-TIPS. F amily islanders wishing to provide information to CrimeS toppers can call 1-242-3008476. C M Y K C M Y K L OCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010, PAGE 3 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Six armed robberies in two days Tarino Lightbourne: I was the real victim in the Travolta drama By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Staff Reporter nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net A WITNESS in the attempted murder trial of a veteran New Jersey police officer yesterday recounted being held up while walking with friends on the Cable Beach strip in May 2008. During the hold up, John Casper, a 25-year veteran of the Bergenfield New Jersey Police Department was shot in the chest. Joan Algios, a resident of Bethpage New York recalled that around 9.30pm on Wednesday May 14, she and four others were walking east on the Cable Beach strip. She told the court that it was when they passed the home of former Prime Minister Perry Christie that she noticed two men standing at Ruby Avenue looking at them. Mrs Algios told the court that she did not have a good feeling and felt that something was going to happen. She said that the men were talking and looking in the direction of Susan and her friend Betty who were walking ahead of them. Mrs Algios told the court that when they crossed Ruby Avenue the two men approached them. She said that one of the men stood in front of her and the other in front of John. She recalled that the man in front of her asked her to give her the money. She Attempted murder trial: W itness tells of being held up SEE page 19 SEE page 19 Tarino Lightbourne

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E DITOR, The Tribune. OK, let me see if I got this right. If you cross the North Korean border illegally you get 12 years hard labour, or shot. If you cross the Iranian border illegally you are d etained indefinitely. If you cross the Afghan border illegally, you get shot. If you cross the Saudi Arabian border illegally you will be j ailed. If you cross the Chin ese border illegally you m ay never be heard from a gain. If you cross the Venezuelan border illegally y ou will be branded a spy a nd your fate will be sealed. I f you cross the Cuban border illegally you will be t hrown into political prison t o rot. If you enter the Bahamas i llegally you get a job, driv ers licence, NIB card, welf are (from Government, R ed Cross, Salvation Army and the churches), food stamps, the right to owny our own business without a l icence, the right to build homes on Bahamian land ( no plumbing) without permits while working here without a permit and send ing all their money back h ome and building their m ansion for their family there, free water from the government pump, free education, free health care all with government support, hundreds of dollars wortho f public documents print ed in their language, the right to place your flag on your business establishmenta nd vehicles without the p resence of a Bahamian flag and despite the protest of the Bahamians you will be g iven the opportunity to h elp form our government, and get top white collar p ositions on your jobs. U nheard of anywhere else in the world for the simple reason of country security and, oh lets not forget, prot ocol and common sense p ractice. W e just wanted to make sure we had a firm grasp on the situation at hand ... Well we have had enough, w hat about you! Its time we say enough is enough to any of our governments playing mind games while using us as chess pieces. Its time for us to say enough to any opposition party that sits by and allows the governing party to seemingly run over and rape us in various mann ers while they show up in t he House of Assembly to discuss Bahama deals, oil l eaks in the gulf, and the building of new housing communities. F ellow Bahamians, we a sk you to consider how f oolish the politicians perc eive us to be. W hile we are being disp osed of daily by employers, already being forced to sell our vehicles and remove our children from one school to the next. Along comes the government and the opposition offering to b uild more houses either w hile they are in office or after they get in office and a ll for the low cost of, get t his $140,000 $180,000 and t his is in the ghetto areas. Have you tried to get a piece of Crown land at a reason-a ble cost on a Family Island lately, well now governments are seemingly setting regulations to make this cost challenging for the people wishing to return home. Oh the foreigner can build house s, farm and even are given m oney if they willingly return home. Wont it be nice if we had a Bahamiang overnment that would offer us as little as an acre of Crown land for any Bahami an wishing to return home a nd farm, or a piece of land 1 00x100 for the Bahamian who wishes to return to their homeland, after all its justb ush. Oh to be treated with respect by any government of our choosing, is it just a d ream? Can we find some people with a caring heart to step up and be a government who despite seeking personal goals will not beo ffended to allow us to live from more than just thec rumbs that fall from the politicians table. Fellow Bahamians, we h ave doctors, nurses, teachers, tile layers, constructionw orkers who are ready to return home to continuet heir profession and live, But cant afford it. While a p olitician only has to serve two terms and their spouse receives thousands of dollars monthly for the rest of their lives. We ask you why are there no plans for us? Its time we say enough, and stand together as Bahami ans. P lease consider the opposition partys action, wherea re they when we need a voice, why are there no rallies being called or marches on Bay Street to protest some of these bills that are being shoved down our t hroat. We will tell you why. I ts because in the next few months they will prey on your ignorance and call youo ut of your house nightly to put on shows and tell you what you already know. We ask you, is that a reason to v ote for them? Make them talk now by telling theme nough is enough and ask ing them to be a more vocal and hands on opposition. Stay tuned, more to c ome. M INISTER S DAVIS N assau, September, 2010. C M Y K C M Y K EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., ( Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt P ublisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. Publisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama TELEPHONES Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising A dvertising Manager (242 Circulation Department (242 Nassau Fax: (242 Freeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242 Freeport fax: (242 WEBSITE w ww.tribune242.com updated daily at 2pm M ADRID French workers and Spanish royalty became the latest to feel the bite of Europe's debt crisis as officials said the king and queen would have to tighten their belts and France's National Assembly voted to delay retirement untilt he ripe old age of 62. Spaniards largely welcomed word that their monarchs are feeling their pain Wednesday, but anger flared across the border as French lawmakers overcame vocal protests to send to the Senate a s weeping overhaul of the retirement plan, i ncluding a highly contested measure to extend working life beyond 60. The vote in the lower house of parliam ent was 329-233. The opposition was b oisterous, with Socialists shouting "Resign!" as the Assembly president cut short debate and thousands of protestersm arched outside. Riot police guarded a crowd that police estimated at 6,500 and protesters at 20,000.L ast week, opposition to the bill drew at least 1.1 million protesters into the streets of 220 cities and a strike disrupted trains, planes, hospitals and mail delivery across F rance. The vote puts France on track to become the latest country to require workers to stay on the job longer. Ger many is set to raise its retirement age over the coming years from 65 to 67 to offset a shrinking, aging population, and the Unit e d States is gradually doing the same. Spain is doing the same, enraging unions that are planning Spain's first gene ral strike in nearly a decade for September 29 to denounce competition-minded reforms that make it easier and cheaper for companies to lay people off. Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero is to present a slimmed-down budget for 2011 this month, and an officialw ith the Spanish Royal Palace said Wednesday it expects King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia to get a slimmer piece oft hat national pie. Spain is trying to chip away at a 20 per cent unemployment rate and generate growth and to avoid letting its deficit push Spain off the cliff Greece almost went over in May, when it was saved by a billion ($143.5 bil lion) EU and IMF rescue package. That package demanded reforms d esigned to foster competition that are still drawing protests. Outside Athens, truckers who triggered a run on gas stations over the weekend parked their vehicles along highways for a third day Wednesday. Spain's monarchs are nott he first to be hit by the European crisis. In July, Britain said Queen Elizabeth II was cutting spending, reducing the cost of the British monarchy by 8 per cent from the previous year at million ($58 million Spain's royals are a comparative bargain: T he 2010 Royal Palace budget was .9 m illion ($11.4 million Europe's other royals appear less inclined to emergency frugality. In theN etherlands, Crown Prince WillemA lexander and Princess Maxima want to tear down postwar farmhouses to build three villas at a reported cost of 6 million e ach. And the Swedish royal court got 7 per cent more money in 2010 125 mil lion kronor ($17.5 million c over Crown Princess Victoria's wedding to her personal trainer and their new accommodation at Haga castle. This summer, in the Spanish national s pirit of adjusting to leaner times, the king and queen shaved two weeks off their vacation on the island of Mallorca, sailed less frequently on the royal yacht Fortuna and received fewer guests. They did, however, host U.S. first lady Michelle Oba m a and daughter Sasha for a brief courtesy call as the Americans wound up a visit to Spain. The 140 staffers who work for the r oyal family saw their wages cut by as much as 15 per cent along with other civil servants as part of an austerity plan enacted in May. The king and queen will see cuts for 2011 as well, a palace official said Wednesday on condition of anonymity in line with palace rules, though hew ouldn't say how much. On the streets of Madrid, there were few tears for the shrinking royal coffers. We are all suffering from the crisis," said 66-year-old retiree Pedro Barco. "I think it only normal that the king and queen have less money." (This article was written by Daniel Woolls and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press Writers). How foolish do politicians believe us to be? LETTERS l etters@tribunemedia.net Europe pushes austerity, even for royalty WANTED WANTEDMEDICAL SALES REPRESENTATIVEThe medical sales representative will be responsible for promoting international pharmaceutical brands to the healthcare community in the Bahamas.Skills & Educational RequirementsBachelors degree in medical sciences or allied healthEffective communication and presentation abilitiesEffective time management, planning, and organizing skillsProficiency in a variety of computer applicationsSelf-motivated team playerPrevious experience in pharmaceutical detailing, sales and marketing would be an assetCandidates should possess a reliable motor vehicle, be willing to travel to the family islands, the U.S., and other foreign countries.Please send application letter and rsu by September 20th, 2010 to: Medical Rep P.O. Box N-7504 Nassau, Bahamas Or Fax 393.0440We thank all applicants for their interest, however; only short-listed candidates will be contacted. EDITOR, The Tribune. I read in The Tribune this morning a headline which read: "Favourable assessment for Exuma dredging, excavation plans." It goes on to say that the plans call for dredging 8.8 acres of sea bed and excavate sand and rock at Bell Island in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. I will make no comment. I will, however, ask some questions: Is this the Exuma Land and Sea Park that is the first of its kind in the world? Is this dredging operation associated with the same man who just recently donated one million dollars to the Bahamas National Trust? Is Earl Deveaux Minister of the Environment? Is this dredging operation associated with the same man whose luxury helicopter was just recently flying the same Earl Deveaux around Exuma? Was an environmental Impact study done of the area which they propose to dredge? Who paid for the environmental impact study? Just asking. PIERRE DUPUCH Nassau, September 14, 2010 Some questions about Exuma dr edging

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By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT Financial a ccountability and transparency is the main focus of four educators on Grand Bahama who are offering themselves as candidates in the upcoming Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT 21. Current trustee Juliamae J ohnson-Roberts, Valencia Carroll, Joneth Edden, and M eoshe Basden-Curtis are v ying for the positions of trustee, assistant treasurer, e xecutive member, and area vice-president, respectively. They are vowing to restore the unions integrity. Last year, in an historic and n ear unanimous vote of no confidence, more than 200 dele gates decided they were fed up with the bickering and infighting and ousted the executive team. I n the Grand Bahama dist rict, there are some 600 plus members who are expected to cast their ballots next Tuesday. Candidates here have been c ampaigning hard, distributing f lyers outlining their goals and organising press conferences to reach perspective voters. Ms Roberts, who has served as trustee for the past six years, is seeking re-election. Sheb elieves that the leadership has f ailed in its duties. Integrity We need to restore the i ntegrity which has been lacking in the BUT. The inept behaviour of the leadership is unacceptable and we are aski ng the membership to vote for us and allow us to bring back t he union to its glory days, s he said. Some of her goals are to c ause an audit to be conducted a t the 63rd annual general m eeting and ensure that union f unds are invested wisely through collaborative efforts. Ms Roberts is a veteran educator who has served in the p ublic school system for the p ast 37 years. She has been a member of the union for 32 years and has served as shop s teward and trustee. V alencia Carroll, candidate for assistant treasurer, has pledged to bring good governance and financial accountability to the union. Good governance is vital i n restoring integrity in the c onduct of union business, she said. Mrs Carroll promises to ensure that audits are conducted and that quarterly and annual financial statements are provided to members during the annual general meet-i ng. We have been falling short in that area and for years weh ave not been able to conduct a proper audit and give a proper account of funds to the membership, she said. S he said teachers are experiencing economic hardship and the union should assistw herever possible. Mrs Carroll has held various positions within the u nion, including trustee, execu tive member, vice-chairman and shop steward. Joneth Edden, a teacher at E ight Mile Rock High School, is confident that she will makea difference as an executive m ember in the union. This is my first time running as a candidate in the BUT elections, but if elected I w ill ensure that fairness and accountability is top priority in the union, she said. M eoshe Basden Curtis, the c andidate for area vice-presi dent, said one of her goals is to provide transparency anda ccountability in leadership and hold regular meetings with the membership. S he said she will also seek to provide training for teachers, and scholarships or awards for the Grand B ahama District Teacher of the Year. Mrs Curtis also wants to e stablish an emergency fund plan that will benefit teach ers in the district. C M Y K C M Y K L OCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010, PAGE 5 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM t ftf ttff ttf Four GB educators offer themselves as BUT candidates

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B y NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter nnicolls@tribunemedia.net THE performance and i ndependence of police prose cutors has been called into q uestion by some members of the legal profession. One senior defence attorney said: The time has long passed when they should dis-p ense with police prosecutors. T here is more than an adequate supply of lawyers who could prosecute in the Magistrates Courts. Police prosecutors currentl y handle prosecutions at the Magistrates level, where a number of summary mattersa re heard, such as drug o ffences, assault cases or disorderly behaviour. All indictable matters start at the Magistrates Court before proceeding to the Supreme Court by way of ap reliminary inquiry, and some matters that are classified as electable offences are also handled at the Magistrates level, according to an experienced attorney. M ost of the current police p rosecutors are not trained attorneys. They participate in an internal apprentice processt o be trained as prosecutors, said Inspector Clifford Daxon, second in command at the p olice prosecutions office. He s aid the officers were at no disadvantage despite the fact that they are not trained a ttorneys. Seven police prosecutors, and four other police officers, participated in a high level a dvocacy training workshop that was staged by the Bahamas Middle TempleS ociety this week. There were over 40 partici pants in total, who specialise i n civil and criminal matters, from private firms and the Attorney Generals Office. Organisers of the workshop stressed that legal advocacy i s a critical skill needed for the administration of justice in the country. Competent A lawyer from the Attorney Generals Office said police prosecutors have s hown themselves to be very competent. Visiting Queens Counsel, M aster Bernard Richmond, w ho led a workshop session with the police officers, said he was not able to tell the difference between the police officers who are attorneys and those who are not. H e said that based on his first impression, if there is a difference, it is not readily apparent, and if there is a gap, there is a strong commitment to close the gap. D uring the session with the p olice officers, Master Rich mond offered a critique of some officers, who he said muttered when lacking in confidence. He said this is a weakness defence attorneys would look for and use. O rganisers said one of the aims of the workshop was to have participants benefit from having their weaknesses identified and having the advocates demonstrate better techniques. They will also b enefit from tips on picking through cases, learning about mistakes, hesitation and badh abits frequently practised in court. One participant in the workshop, who works for a private law firm, said some police prosecutors have a reputation for seeming inexpe r ienced and unprepared in court. Some officers have received p ublic funding to become trained lawyers in the past, the attorney said, but most of t hem left the public service f or private firms. Asked if this was an unfair portrayal, one senior defencea ttorney said: The question of competency is always there,b ut I am more concerned a bout the appearance of fairn ess and the objectivity that one would expect of prosecutors who are supposed to bea dministers of justice, not just to seek convictions, but to ensure there is fairness as fara s an accused person is conc erned. Police officers investigate complaints and formally pressc harges. Having them also prosecute, compromises the level of objectivity, said the attorney. This is compounded by the fact that police are sometimes assigned to provide securityf or magistrates, he said. There is no sort of isolation or insulation from the magistrate, so the appearance of fairness does not exist. So it would be extremely refreshing if persons other thanp olice personnel would be i nvolved in prosecutions. Unfair criticism is often levelled at prosecutors working the Magistrates Court, according to one attorney. He said 40 to 50 cases may be heard on a daily basis, maybe in one court alone,a nd that these have to be processed by the police prosecutors. The bulk of the load is in the Magistrates Court. It is a whole lot of work for prosec utors, especially for someo ne not comprehensively trained in the law, said the attorney, noting that many of t he cases are summary matters. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Questions raised about police prosecutors Some legal profession members cast doubt over independence and performance The question of competency is always there, but I am more conc erned about the appearance of fairness and the objectivity that one would expect of prosecutors who are supposed to be administers of justice, not just to seek convictions, but to ensure there is fairn ess as far as an accused person is concerned. Senior defence attorney

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THIRTY-FOUR officers and marines from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force were given tools to better face the challenges of the 21st century and the ongoing struggle against terrorism in a two-week training course at the Coral Harbour Base. Conducted by the members of United States Coast Guard International Training Division Team, both the Maritime Crisis Management Course and the Seaport/Anti-Terrorism Cours es were tailored to the specific needs of the region. The Maritime Crisis Management Course was designed to enhance the skills of the class participants by making them better decision-making managers. The course provided the necessary skills that marines can apply when responding in times of crisis or emergencies within a maritime port. Divided into four components, the first dealt with crisis control, which gave an overview on Weapons of Mass Destruct ion (WMD mation on the latest known WMD smuggling trends. Component two dealt with lectures regarding internation ally recognised principles for protecting a maritime port complex, vulnerability assessment, risk management and risk based d ecision making. The third component com prised an overview of the Inci dent Command System (ICS and the principles of crisis man agement. The final component dealt with a tabletop maritime crisis practical exercise, which a llowed class participants to solve crisis scenarios. The Seaport/Anti-Terrorism Course was designed to teach the basic principles of protecting a maritime port complex. The participants explored basic explanations of threats and WMDs. They also learnt how to develop a port defence plan using operational risk management in which the marines were able to design and develop a training and exercise plan suited to the needs of the port. Cases studies were carried out using the method of the waterside security of the Atlanta and Greek Olympics. The course ended with a visit to a local port where the marines were required to provide their recommendations through the development of a port defence plan. On successful completion of the courses all of the participants were presented with certificates. C M Y K C M Y K L OCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010, PAGE 9 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Break away from the ordinary and discover how to experience life to the fullest. The Isuzu D-MAX is the ultimate multi-purpose pick-up truck which enables you to drive through tough roadsand load a variety of cargoes. It is specially designed to be powerful, stylish and highly functional. The Isuzu D-MAX is one toughvehicle that willnever let you down!T H E I S U Z U D M A XPOWERFUL COMFORTABLE VERSATILE T YREFLEX S T AR MO TORSCall us today for your new IsuzuD-MAX Pick-UpTruck at 325.4961Wulff Road, P.O. Box N 9123, Nassau, The Bahamas Fax: 323.4667 Defence Force officers in crisis management and anti-terrorism courses COURSECOMPLETE: The Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers and marines with their certificates after completing the Maritime Crisis Management Course at the Coral Harbour Base. Seated at centre is Commander Philip Clarke, base executive officer, RBDF, and at far left is Senior Lieutenant Raymond Kind, training officer, RBDF, and members of the United States Coast Guard International Training Division Team. Share your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbourhoods. Perhaps you are raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the area or have won an award. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story.

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 12, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM girl was taken to hospital by ambulance. H er condition is unknown. The suicide attempt came just hours after a 15-year-old boy at Anatol Rodgers High School tried to kill himself with a pair of scissors in a administrator's office. The distraught boy sought help from the administrator a round 4pm on Tuesday. At some point during their conversation the administrator left to get another school employee. When the pair returned to the office, they found the boy cutting himself. Although he managed to inflict some wounds, school o fficials were able to intervene and save his life. The boy was taken to hospital for treatment. Education Minister Desmond Bannister described the suicide attempt as a "cry for help" and said in many cases, school officials are called to offer emotional support not give n by student's families. Mr Bannister said many children are without a structured, dependable family life and rely on school administrators for e motional support and guidance. "It is important that we continue to emphasise how much these children need help. The schools right now, in many cases, are all that many kids have. So many of their family lives are unbearable, many children are living in very difficult circumstances," said Mr Bannister. He said Social Services and other relevant government and school agencies will be contacted. s hip with the wife of a prominent businessman. Speculation has been swirling for weeks in the Anglican community and beyond over allegations that married Father Brown, of St Agnes church in Grants Town, was having an affair with the w oman. I t was alleged that the woman in quest ion is the wife of a member of his congregation who he was counselling. It is also reported that her husband hired a private detective to ascertain the nature of their relationship. However, these claims were not confirmed. Y esterday, Bishop Laish Boyd, head of the Anglican Church in the Bahamas andt he Turks and Caicos, denied any knowle dge of the accusations brought against Father Brown. I dont have any comment because I dont know what youre talking about, said Bishop Boyd when contacted yesterday on the matter. However, Archbishop Drexel Gomez now Assistant Bishop of the Bahamas a nd the Turks and Caicos islands admit ted the allegations against Father Brown came to his attention about two weeks ago, when the talk first started. A nd he confirmed that he was in Father Browns congregation on Sunday during First Mass when the rector raised the issue in an apparent attempt to clear the air. He denied that thered been any inappropriate relationship, said Archbishop G omez. A rchdeacon Brown was most recently i n the press after he was charged in April 2009 with an alleged assault in an attempt to discipline a 15-year-old girl at a church picnic in October 2008. After a fourmonth trial, he was acquitted of the charge in October 2009 on a technicalityb y Magistrate Ancella Evans-Williams. Magistrate Williams made her decision based on the fact that the complainta gainst Brown filed by then-Commissioner of Police Reginald Ferguson was invalid because it was not signed by the Commissioner or a peace officer. She also n oted that witnesses testimony had been inconsistent. This case for acquittal had been argued b y Archdeacon Browns attorney Wayne M unroe. A BAHAMIAN woman was shot and killed by an American man who claimsh e mistook a small gun for a cigarette lighter. According to international reports, 27-year-old Shakarra Ward was shot at 11.50 pm last Friday at a house party in Corpus C hristi, Texas. A ccording to witnesses at the event, Shakarra was shot in the chest by her husband's cousin who accidentally discharged t he weapon, believing it w as a lighter shaped like a g un. American police arrested Joseph Douglas, 23, on suspicion of manslaughter. Shakarra, affectionately c alled Karra, had lived in t he United States for a few months and was born i n Nassau according to a website set up in her honour. H er remains will be flown to the Bahama for burial. Bahamian woman shot dead by gun m istaken for lighter Archdeacon uses sermon to deny relationship rumours FROM page one Schools second suicide attempt in the same day FROM page one areas of BCB's operations. The majority of the proposed reductions will come from ZNS' Grand Bahama office, the northern service, cutting staff l evels from 48 to 26. Other major cuts include reducing the accounting department from 17 staff to seven; reducing the community department from four employees to two; reducing the executive office from eight to five employees; reducing the human resources sect ion from eight to six employ ees; slashing the marketing and sales department from 16 staff to three; down-sizing the news department from 36 employees to 22. Under the plan staff will be down-sized in the operations department from 23 to 14; from 2 3 to 11 in the radio department; from four to two workers in the traffic department; and from 38 to 36 in the programming department. It is also reported that the BCB board plans to eliminate the parliamentary channel from ZNS control and let go the fivee mployees in that area. It is reported that the board wants the channel put under the management of the Cabinet Office. The one area that will see an increase in staff is the research department, which currently has no employees but will see three new persons hired undert he proposal. In June, BCB Chairman Michael Moss revealed that about 70 employees would be let go from the agency in a move to deflate its bloated wage bill and bring expenditure in line after a budget cut of about 50 per cent, from $8.5 million in the last fiscal year, to $4.25 million this fiscal year. A MALE student of CC Sweeting Senior High School was taken to hospital yesterday after reportedly being stabbed by another student. Up to press time, Press Liaison Officer Sergeant Chrislyn Skippings could only confirm that "an altercation" occurred at the campus yesterday. However, unconfirmed reports indicate that a fight broke out at the campus yes terday morning during break time leaving one student nursing three stab wounds to the hip, thigh and hand. The boy was taken to hospital but his condition is unknown. Another student is said to be helping police with their inves tigation. BROADCASTING CORPORATION BOARD WANTS TO LET 93 STAFF GO Student taken to hospital after stabbing FROM page one

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C M Y K C M Y K L OCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010, PAGE 13 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM C6D:56?EAC@>@E:@? ?`cVdVcgReZ`_dcVbfZcVUSRdVU`_RgRZ]RSZ]Zej 7`cXV_VcR]Z_bfZcZVdTR]]$'$'*&!2bfRgV_efcVaRddVdR_U]f_TYg`fTYVcdRcVRgRZ]RS]V ReeYVZdT`gVce]R_eZdVd\Z_eYV`cR]E`hVcd Ac``W`WcVdZUV_TjcVbfZcVUW`cUZdT`f_eVUcReV:_T]fUVd+4`^a]Z^V_eRcjARc\Z_XZ_T]fUVUhZeYART\RXVAfcTYRdV=`TReVUReeYVe]R_eZdDV]WARc\RTZ]Zej ReeYVcVRc`WeYVcRWeV_eVc4`^a]Z^V_eRcj=f_TYG`fTYVc CVUVV^RS]VReViacVdd`fe]Ved`_]j2TTVdde`R]]e]R_eZdA``]dD]ZUVdR_UCZUVd 2fXfde"&eY@Te`SVc$"de loiter in large numbers once they have left the controlleds chool environment. This trend was said by police and school administrators to l ure predators or external forces that negatively affect the vulnerable youth. H owever, just minutes after the first wave of C V Bethel Senior High Schools tudents descended upon t he plaza, a dispute between those students, young men not in school uniform, and s tudents from a private school erupted leading to the arrest of three persons. C V Bethel Senior High w as said to have more than 1,400 students, with at least 500 of them travelling to and from school on public transport. Mr Bannister said: This s chool (C V Bethel very disciplined school, and you can see this by their appearance everyone is properly dressed however once out of school their c onduct quickly changes, a nd this can be due to any incident. Like you saw with this incident, once there wasa n outbreak of violence, see how quickly the children all rushed to the area. An inci dent that was originally b etween a specific group of persons is now escalated to endanger a much wider n umber of children. Outside of school is where they vent t heir frustrations we have t o hold kids to standards, teach them to have standards even out of school when they are out in the street. This year, administration a t C V Bethel opted to step outside the boundaries of the school and install sent ries at the plaza, hoping t hat their presence would deter the warring students a nd external predators. Senior masters, using the schools bus as a station, patrol the plaza every dayu ntil 4 pm correcting stu dents on their physical appearance and encourag ing them to go home. Eulease Beneby, C V B ethel principal, said: I still feel like there is a lot of room for improvement. In a school of over 1,400 students, all coming out at one time in the afternoon, we should have officers stationed here. And this is our cry for continuous and consistent presence. Community members in t he Baillou Hill Road and John Road area support Ms Benebys sentiments, fol-l owing the shooting of Rashad Rolle, an eighth grade T A Thompson stud ent, on Monday. S hop owners, parents and residents in that area voiced concern that thes hooting has signaled an escalation of violence between and against stu-d ents. I t was reported Monday's shooting also stemmed from a widespread fight between s tudents, a mix of uni formed and plain-clothed youngsters. M r Bannister added: "We have to create an awareness of this type of behaviour, once we do that w e can move forward toward understanding the dynamics of why this is hap p ening." In the following weeks, Mr Bannister said he plans to continue his direct sur v eillance of the volatile after-school environments. Education visit ends in student brawl mayhem FROM page one E DUCATIONVISIT: Desmond Bannister

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C M Y K C M Y K L OCAL NEWS T HURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010, PAGE 19 of dollars from John Travolta f or a document which the actor w as said to have signed which would have allowed the paramedics to leave without taki ng Jett to the nearby Rand Memorial Hospital, allowing him to be transported instead to an awaiting small aircraft. In the article, Journalist David Jones makes the point that Lightbourne himself couldbe considered somewhat odd. It must be said, Lightbourne is not the easiest man to deal with and at times his behaviour may cause you to question his story, wrote the reporter. Meanwhile, the article goes on to note that the only way of determining what really happened that day, and how long Jett had been dead for, would have been by an autopsy and Coroners Inquest. Bahamian authorities never officially released the results of the autopsy performed on Jett Travolta. Then-Police Commissioner Reginald Ferguson said the results would not be released because there was "nothing criminal" about the boy's death. He was cremated and his ashes flown toF lorida within days of his sudd en death. The article states: Nobody o utside the Travolta camp and t he Bahamian authorities has ever seen (the autopsyb ecause, like so much of the crucial evidence, it has not come to light. It further points out that there has been no Coroners Inquest scheduled to investigate the death, despite the fact that as a former British colony, the Bahamas legal system is based on Britain's, where a full inquest would have been required. said that she replied No and clutched her bag. Mrs Algios said that the man stepped behind her and pulled on the strap of her bag causing her tof all to the ground. The witness told the court that while being dragged the strap on her bag broke. She said that she saw one of the young men r each into his pocket and pull something out. The witness told the court that she initial-ly thought it was a knife. I thought he was going to s tab me, she told the court. She described the assailant as being of a darker complexion and taller than the other assailant. Mrs Algios said thats he heard a gunshot and initially thought it was a BB gun. I thought it was a joke, s he told the court. She said however that she heard John s ay that he had been shot and saw him clutching his chest. She said that the two assailants then ran off. It was at that point that they began screaming for help. Accord ing to Mrs Algios a woman eventually stopped to assist them and a man drove Johnt o the hospital. M r Casper was also back o n the witness stand yesterday for cross-examination. Mr Casper said that he gave two statements to police; one on May 19 while in the Bahamas and the other on June 5, 2008 while at the Bergenfield Police Station in New York. Defence attorneys however sought to point out inconsist encies in his statements and w hat he had testified in court. Attorney Godfrey Pro Pinder who represents Ebenezer Sherman one of the men on trial suggested to Mr Casper that he had been forced to identify the two men on trial as the men involved in his shooting. Mr Casper however denied this suggestion.M r Pinder also suggested to Mr Casper that he and Bahamian police were trying to frame his client, a suggestion that Mr Casper again d enied. Attorney Donna Major, who represents Bradley Sanders, pointed out that the description Mr Casper had given the court of his assailants was not consistent with the description he had given to police in a statementon May 19, 2008. She also p ointed out that it was his evidence that the person whoh eld onto Joan Algios bag was not the person who had shot him. She pointed out that he had told police that it was the stalky assailant who had held onto Mrs Algios bag. Mrs Major suggested that he never saw a stalky lighters kinned man. Mr Casper said t hat that suggestion was incorrect. FROM page three Tarino FROM page three Attempted murder trial

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 20, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM t fn t THE Bahamas National Trust (BNT attend Da Market at the Retreat on Village Road this Saturday. O ver 25 vendors selling fresh produce, freshly squeezed j uices, bread, cakes and candies, infused oils and pepper sauces will be on hand to talk to market buyers about their homemade and homegrown goods, the BNT said. The market will open at 8am and close at 1pm. Admission is free. The Trust first held the Da Market in June of this year a nd said it has received such a positive response from vend ors and shoppers that it has decided to make it a monthly event. We have received great support from our members and we are very excited to add Da Market as a new BNT event, said Urmie Braynen, coordinator for the event. We hope people will come out and enjoy market shopping i n our beautiful garden with a warm and friendly atmosphere. The BNTs Retreat hosts Da Market T HE ORISHA B ath and Body Essentials stand. SHAKARA LIGHTBOURNE sells fresh produce SAMANTHA MOREE sells goodies to people at Da Market PAM BURNSIDE sells Dear Heart's Iced Tea A ZALETA NEWRY a t a stall at Da Market, which is held at the Retreat.

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C M Y K C M Y K SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.net THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 THETRIBUNE $4. 68 $4. 51 $4. 69The information contained is from a third party and The Tribune can not be held responsible for errors and/or omission f rom the daily report.$ $4.38 $4.37 $4.42 S leep well while y our money grows. Sleep w ell while y ou r mone y gro ws. up to 6% interest* *Certain restrictions applywww.BankBahamas.com By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor The Government yesterday confirmed it was not proceeding with the $20 million proposal to upgrade and outsource management of the Tonique Williams-Darling Highway land fill to the private sector, even though it acknowledge the site an urgent priority was presently being badly supervised. R onald Thompson, permanent secretary in the Ministry of the Environment, told Tribune Business that the Ingraham administration had decided not to go in the direction of accepting either the initial $20 million proposal by Miami-based Cambridge Project Development Inc, or a watered down $8 million version that it had subsequently asked the company for. When asked by this newspaper about Cambridges concerns that six months worth of negotiations had stalled, and that the Government might be considering other options for New Prov i dences landfill, Mr Thompson initially responded: That might be their concern, and it might be correct, I suppose. Were looking at the management of the landfill site in conjunction with waste-to-energy, and I suppose thats about all I can say on it right now. Were in the preliminary stages of going in that direction, and I dont know if we have anything finalised in that regard. But, when pressed by Tribune Business, Mr Thompson then conceded: Its correct to say were not proceeding with the project as outlined by Cambridge at this time. Declining to explain the Governments reasoning for its Government dumps $20m investment Confirms not proceeding with initial proposal or lesser $8m version, although agrees city dump not being properly managed under DEHS* Bidder remains willing to negotiate and resolve any differences with government* Decision could negatively impact deepening Bahamian economic ownership, creation of 30 new jobs and $12m spend contractors looking forward to SEE page 7B F EELINGTHEHEAT: I n this Tribune file photo firefighters deal w ith the city dump fire earlier this year. By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor The Bahamas has the most advanced electronic banking s ystem in the Caribbean, a l eading banker told Tribune Business yesterday, with this nations commercial banksl ikely to soon discuss launching a SWITCH component tothe Automated Clearing H ouse (ACH Bahamians to use cash cards at all Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs S peaking after the Bahamas Automated Clearing House (BACH l y went live last Tuesday with its direct credits and debits functions, Paul McWeeney,B ank of the Bahamas Intern ationals managing director, Clearing House most advanced in Caribbean C ommercial banks likely to soon discuss SWITCH system introduction SEE page 5B PAUL MCWEENEY By NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor A major international investor has written to Canadian trade officials suggesting that the difficulties it has encountered in foreclosing on the $102 million loan secured on the South Ocean resort may have a bearing on the Bahamas application for full World Trade Organisation (WTO membership, arguing that is being unfairly prejudiced as a foreign entity. Attorneys for the Canadian Commercial Workers Industry Pension Plan (CCWIPPa part from its South Ocean interests also holds a $60 million investment in downtown Nassaus British Colonial Hilton, wrote to Canadas Jamaica-based senior trade commissioner on August 27, 2010, alleging that its foreclosure efforts were being hampered by the Central Bank of the Bahamas and Bahamian judicial system. The letter, signed by Alain Lenezner QC, a copy of which has been obtained by Tribune Business, said CCWIPP and its Propco 39 investment company were concerned with the application of the Government of the Bahamas to join the WTO as a result of its experiences in dealing with the Bahamian judi cial system over the past few years. In the best interest of Canadians who may consider investing in the Bahamas, we are of the view that you should be aware of these experiences, as they may assist you when responding to inquiries from Canadian investors. The letter, which was sent to trade commissioner Rick McElrea via the Canadian High Commission in Kingston, Jamaica, seems timed to coincide with the Bahamas first meeting with the WTO working party that will negotiate the terms of its accession to full membership. That meeting is taking place in Geneva this week. It also coincides with talks Unfairly prejudiced over $102m foreclose n M ajor British Colonial Hilton investor writes to Canadian trade o fficials arguing that treatment by Central Bank and Bahamian j udicial system over South Ocean loan may have bearing on n ations WTO bid n C laims being discriminated against as foreign investor, with i ssue ha ving far ranging implications for all lenders doing b usiness in Bahamas n Argues judicial system operates well below any reasonable standard, and Bar Association impeding use of foreign counsel SEE page 8B B y NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Bahamas Supermarkets, parent company of the 11-store City Markets grocery chain, owed the staff pension fund almost $519,000 at its 2009 year-end in unpaid rent for the companys head office, with its financial troubles preventing any contributions by the firm to the plan during the 2007-2009 period. The audited financial statements for Bahamas Supermarkets 2 009 fiscal year are more than a year late, given that the period closed some 14 and-a-half months ago, but they provide a further insight into the problems afflicting the supermarket chain and managements plans to remedy them, the accounts being heavily qualified by Deloitte & Touche (Bahamas In qualifying its opinion, the Bahamian accounting firm said it was unable to satisfy ourselves that the value of Bahamas SuperCity Markets owed staff pension fund $500k at end-2009 SEE page 8B By CHESTER ROBARDS Business Reporter c robards@tribunemedia.net CARMICHAEL is vying to be the second city prop er in New Providence, and the business owners under the Carmichael Business League umbrella are organising and empowering others in the area to get it done. President of the League, Ethric Bowe, is pushing for businesses in the area to consolidate their resources and make Carmichael become an organised, selfsustaining municipality. We hope to one day call it Carmichael City, said Mr Bowe. According to him, the League is focused on bringing success models to its membership, impacting the way they see and oper-ate their own businesses in a bid to make them more successful. Yesterday, the League held a forum aimed at educating not only Carmichael business owners, but any person interested in business development and sus tainablility. Well-known principal of Arawak Homes, Franklyn Wilson, encouraged attendees to never give up, cooperate and pool resources. Mr Wilson recounted the start of his journey to suc cess with the story of a cooperative he and several others formed called the Sunshine Boys. According to him, this involved the pooling of not only liquid capital, but also ideas and knowledge. He added that entrepreneurship was the countrys biggest problem, as many would-be business owners come up short on viable, concise business Car michael s second city objectives SEE page 8B By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor The Bahamas has embarked upon a multipronged reform strategy that will considerably improve access to this nation for foreign goods suppliers on a Most Favoured Nation (MFN state for finance has confirmed. Addressing the first meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO ing party that will negotiate the terms of the Bahamas accession to full membership in the global trade overseer, Zhivargo Laing nevertheless said the Government wanted to balance this commitment with the need to safeguard our growth and promote development. Confirming that the Bahamas had done consid erable work and has begun reforming laws governing both foreign and internal trade to come into WTO compliance, Mr Laing said the Government had engaged numerous overseas consultants to begin the process of legislative reform. This, he added, would involve reforms to Customs and intellectual property Bahamas commits to reform at WTO SEE page 3B

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I t's almost impossib le to discuss graphics software without first establishing an understanding of the differ-e nces between the two m ajor graphic type images. U nderstanding these valuable fundamentals is often t ough to grasp, but if you work with graphics at all, there is no way around them. Basically, there are two different techniques for c reating, storing and proc essing computer images: b itmap and vector. Let's begin by defining both, as they have a great deal of virtue that we will explore. What is a Bitmap image? B itmap images (also known as raster images) are made up of pixels in a grid. P ixels are picture elements; t iny dots of individual colour t hat make up what is seen o n your screen. E very one of these tiny d ots forms an image. Most computer monitors display a bout 70 to 100 pixels per inch, while the actual numb er depends on your monitor and screen settings. H owever, when printing b itmaps your printer r equires much more image d ata than a monitor. F or example: In order to render a bitmap image accur ately, the typical desktop printer needs 150-300 ppi. A s photos usually contain millions of colours, it is comm on practice to keep them a s bitmap based images at all times. A 72 dpi photograph uses. you got it, 72 dots per inch and is better for use o n a website. The higher the DPI or (Dots Per Inch h igher quality the image. Makes sense? G enerally, common bitmap formats include: b mp, gif, jpeg, png, pict (Macintosh (Adobe Photoshop popular bitmap editing pro g rams are: Microsoft Paint, A dobe Photoshop, Corel P hoto-Paint, Corel Paint S hop Pro and The GIMP. Please note that all scannedi mages and digital cameras i mages are bitmaps. While TV and film, regardless of the artwork origin, will always beb itmap, Web and print work is usually vector-based. It is, of course, possible to create a logo in a raster-based pro gram, as Photoshop users do it all the time, but the down side is that you cannot enlarge the image without exaggerating the effect of these dots. This makes the picture look jagged. T he key points about Bitmap images are: pixels in a grid, resolution dependent, resizing reduces quality, eas ily converted, restricted to rectangle, and minimal support for transparency. WHAT IS A VECT OR IMAGE? Unlike jpegs, gifs and bmp images, vector graphics are not made up of a grid of pixels. Instead, they are comprised of paths, which are defined by a start and end point. A path can be a line, a square, a triangle or a curvy shape, and can be used to create simple drawings or complex diagrams. Because vector-based images are not made up of dots, they can be scaled to a larger size and not lose any image quality. You might have observed, in an attempt to stretch or increase an image size, that it appeared blocky or pixilated (this is an example of a vector image). For example, when a vector graphic is blown up, the graphic will remain smooth, clean and crisp. This makes vector graphics ideal for logos, which can be small enough to appear on a business card and can also be scaled to fill a bill board for that matter. Vector images have many advantages. However, a primary disadvantage is that they are unsuitable for producing photo-realistic imagery. That's why most of the vector images tend to have a cartoon-like appearance and primarily originate from software. You can't scan an image a nd save it as a vector file w ithout using special conversion software. On the other hand, vector images can quite easily be c onverted to bitmaps, which i s a process referred to as r asterizing. C onverting between b itmap formats is generally a s simple as opening the image to be converted and using your software's Save As... Command to save it in any other bitmap or vector format. H ow To: Save to a Vector File (CGM, DXF, SHP, etc. P erform the following s teps to save a file in a vect or file format. 1. Select the Vector Form ats item from the File t ype list. 2. Select one of the vector formats listed in the Save as list (for example, Computer Graphics Metafile (*.cgm)). 3 Click the Save button to save the printed docum ent. C aution: I t's always smart to save a copy of your origi nal vector artwork in its n ative format before conv erting it to a bitmap, as once it has been converted, the image loses all the won-d erful qualities. Some common types of vector graphics include Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Freehand and EPS files, while many Flash ani mations also use vector graphics, since they scale better and typically take upl ess space than bitmap images. In essence, when saved, v ector images takes up less disk space, given that in the case of a rectangle the pro-g ram is only storing four numbers despite its size the x and y starting point, plus the width and height. In comparison, a bitmap application stores color information for the 10,000 pixels that make up a 100x100 pixel rectangle. WHAT AB OUT METAFILES? Perhaps you have heard about Metafiles, which are merely graphics that contain both raster and vector data, but we will discuss this in another article. Always know that quality pictures and graphics are like candy toppings to a sun dae. I am sure you have heard of the clich a picture paints a thousand words, but if the picture is distorted and faint, I reckon there wont be any words painted. There is nothing more lethal than a website, brochure or flyer engulfed with stretched, pixilated images, sending only one feeble message. Well I didnt really know how to but I tried. Everyone loves high defi nition images, as they catch the readers attention imme diately before reading the actual text. As a final point, saving an image in the best format is important. Saved in two different for mats it will produce two different results. Learning the differences between both can help you create better images. So until we meet again, play a little, enjoy life and stay on top of your game! NB: The author welcomes feedback at: deedee2111@hotmail.com C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 2B, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Steering through different vectors A private banking administrator at Butterfield Bank ( Bahamas), Osborne T. Lockhart, passed the Series 7 examin ation in the US after studying with the Nassau-based Securities Training Institute (STI Michael Miller, STIs president, said: Our investment training programmes provide students with the conceptual foundations and practical skills necessary to succeed in the rapidly evolving fields of securities and financial services. M r Lockhart is pictured. Butterfield Bank administrator passes SERIES 7 EXAM THE ART OF GRAPHIX DEIDRE M.BASTIAN EXAMSUCCESS: Osborne T. Lockhart

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C M Y K C M Y K B USINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010, PAGE 3B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM rights legislation, a foreign investment law, a competition regime, and laws governing technical standards and phytosanitary stan d ards. The minister also pledged that all f uture legislation would be WTO compli ant, and published ahead of time to allow for feedback and comment, something the Gov-e rnment has not always been good at doing. These reforms, once implemented, will to a large degree result in considerably improved conditions of access for foreigns uppliers of goods and services on a Most F avoured Nation (MFN respondingly enhance the market access commitments that the Bahamas will under take as part of its accession to the WTO, Mr Laing said. He added that the Governments public procurement legislation would also be reformed, and that the Bahamas woulds ign the Gove rnment Procurement Agreement,w ith the Bahamas also tabling its legislative actionp lan and draft legislation with the WTO. Warning that the Bahamas had been heavily impacted by the recession, with unemployment at at least 15 per cent and the Governments finances h aving suffered accordingly, Mr Laing said t he Bahamas had to balance WTO accession w ith protecting its own growth and devel opment. Bahamas commits to r efor m at WTO FROM page 1B ZHIVARGOLAING By CHESTER ROBARDS Business Reporter crobards@tribunemedia.net ABACO could have bundled Cable TV, Internet and phone so-called triple play services by the end of 2010, the president of IP Solutions International revealed yesterday, with expansion to other islands sett o follow. Edison Sumner, speaking at the Abaco Business Outlooks annual sneak preview, hosted by The Counsellors (TCL Abaco will be the first island to receive the triple play package because it presents tremendous opportunities. Mr Sumner said the infrastructure is already in place in Abaco for the distribu-t ion of the service, which will be wireless. Mr Sumner is expected to say more about the services at the Abaco Business Outlook next Wednesday at the New Vision Ministries Centre. Also expected to present to the Abaco community is executive chairman of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC Micheal Moss, who said yesterday that Abacos recent power woes have been resolved for the moment. He insisted that the new Wilson City power plant will be able to service theg rowing Abaco community for 10 to 12 years, even if power demands increase by 57 per cent per annum. The construction of the plant was highly contested by the Abaco community, and underwent several plan changes as a result of pressures from environmental and social non-governmental organisations (NGOs The vice-president of health insurance a nd international expansion at BAF Financial and Insurance, Jason Borrino, is expected to focus his presentation on the future of health insurance in the Bahamas. He said health insurance costs can often be high for entrepreneurs and stifle their businesses with high premiums. Also expected to speak at the Outlook are Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace; director of the National Insurance Board, Algernon Cargill; deputy chairman of the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation, Ronald Darville; local government representative for South Abaco, Benjamin Pin-d er; and intern architect for Unnel-Spangler-Walsh and Associates in Atlanta, Lionel Johnson Jr, among others. Central to TCLs philosophy and practice in organizing the Outlooks is to respect and examine the whole picture of a community internal and external impacts, a true picture of key sectors and not a polite fiction, said Joan Albury, president of theT CL Group. The electricity supply of Abaco and the new power station at Wilson City have been the source of much concern and even controversy. We thought it vital to make a contribution to brining greater clarity to this situation, and who better to do so than the new BEC chairman Michael Moss. Abacos year-end riple Play goal DOCTORS Hospital suff ered a revenue decline of $3.6 million in the six months ending July 31, 2010, com-p ared to the same period last year, as half-year income fell by almost 75 per cent to 1.14 m illion as opposed to $4.045 million last year. The top-line fall represente d a 14 per cent slump yearon-year, the companys interim report for 2010 revealed. I t also saw its earnings per c ommon share reduced by 73 per cent over the same period, w ith profits reaching $1.1 million. The economic downturn c ontinues to affect the hospital and we remain vigilant in managing resources, chair-m an of the Board, Joseph Krukowski, said in the report. Doctors Hospitals total e xpenses decreased by $600,000 or 2.8 per cent, while depreciation and amortisa-t ion, and repairs and mainten ance, increased to a total of $300,000, due to additions to f ixed assets and intangible assets of $3 million, plus various repairs around the facility. A ccording to the report, the establishments bad debt is down by $400,000 due to collection of accounts previously written off. The report touted the Hosp itals recent receipt of accreditation from Joint Commission International (JCIw hich places it in an elite g roup of hospitals worldwide to earn the honour. Our Commitment to quality and safety for our patients hasn ow earned the distinction and certification that Doctors Hospital meets international s tandards and follows the latest US clinical guidelines and best practices, the chairman s aid. JCI accreditation position t he hospital well for additiona l medical tourism. Doctors suffers profit and revenue declines

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C M Y K C M Y K B USINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010, PAGE 5B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM /(*$/,&(',662/87,21 QWHUQDWLRQDO%XVLQHVV&RPSDQLHV$FW Q 9ROXQWDU\/LTXLGDWLRQ 1RWLFHLVKHUHE\JLYHQLQDFFRUGDQFHZLWK6HFWLRQ R I WKH,QWHUQDWLRQDO%XVLQHVV&RPSDQLHVRI WKH'LVVROXWLRQRI %,3)81'*3/,0,7(' KDV E HHQ FRPSOHWHG&HUWLFDWHRI'LVVROXWLRQKDVEHHQLVVXHG DQGWKH&RPSDQ\KDVWKHUHIRUHEHHQVWUXFNRIWKH5HJLVWHU 7KHGDWHRIFRPSOHWLRQRIWKHGLVVROXWLRQZDVWKH WK GD\RI 6HSWHPEHU 6LJQHG .\ UHQH.HOW\ /LTXLGDWRU described as tremendous the cost s avings Bahamian companies would enjoy from being able to credit employee bank accounts with their regular salaries regardless of where they banked. Explaining that this would eliminate the need for companies to issue c heques to employees, and slash productivity losses caused by workers having to stand in bank lines, Mr McWeeney told Tribune Business: The ACH is fully operational. The cost savings are tremendous, anda lso from an efficiency standpoint. The savings are all around. B ahamian companies could now initiate payroll payments via online banking, said Mr McWeeney, who headed the Clearing Banks Association (CBAs aw the BACHs development. The time involved is cut down, and t he cost of writing cheques is reduced, he added. In addition, employees would k now with absolute certainty that t he correct sums had been deposited to their accounts for their own use, and that such transactions were i rrevocable. The next step for the Clearing Banks Association will hopefully be the launch of the SWITCH mecha-n ism, so the ATMs can talk to one another. Im sure it will become a topical point right around this timen ow, Mr McWeeney told Tribune B usiness. A SWITCH mechanism would allow Bahamians to use their c ash/ATM cards at any banks machines, regardless of where they b anked, further enhancing customer convenience. Pointing to global banking trends, Mr McWeeney told Tribune Business that the UK was set to totallye liminate the use of manual cheques by 2015. While the Bahamas wasu nlikely to go to that extent, the Bank of the Bahamas International managing director said it shows where the market is trending, and we may follow suit. Asked about the extent to which Bahamian companies were using theB ACHs new electronic credits function, Mr McWeeney said: Its still hard to tell, but hopefully it will be fully utilised right away. Hopefully w e will get the Government and National Insurance Board on board, and theres tremendous opportuni-t ies and benefits for large private sector employers like Atlantis to do so. The Bahamas can now boast of h aving a first world ACH, and the extent to which we have developed it p robably makes it unique in the Caribbean. I dont think any other are advanced as ours, doing electronic chequing and electronic banking. I dont think any in the regiona re as advanced as ours. The Central Banks initiative to a utomate the payments system, starting in 2004, is substantially complete. Its a tremendous achievement for the country. Mr McWeeney said that once the Bahamian market was satisfied, there were opportunities to exportt he BACH and its technology to other countries in the Caribbean. Before that, though, the BACH would look to expand domestically, a llowing institutions that participated in financing and credit services such as NIB, the furniture and carc ompanies to also participate in and enjoy its benefits, once they had met certain standards. Bank of the Bahamas Internat ional had staged three workshops to advise its clients on the banking i ndustry/payments systems future, Mr McWeeney said, one that was increasingly likely to be dominated by credit and debit cards at the expense of cheques. Bank customers would get personal access to their statements o nline, rather than through the mail, he suggested, while companiesw ould be able to scan cheques on their own premises and watch asm oney was deposited to their a ccount. Rather than take large cash sums to the bank for deposit, businesses and individuals would instead be able to deposit this at ATMs. All of these things we expect to see happen in the near future, and businesses need to prepare for it, Mr McWeeney said. It has tremendous impact on security and the way b usinesses operate. Its going to change the way they do business in the future. Clearing House most advanced in Caribbean FROM page 1B The Bahamas can now boast of having a first world ACH, and the extent to which we have developed it probably makes it unique in the Caribbean.

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C M Y K C M Y K B USINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010, PAGE 7B LECTURE DA TE: Thursday, Sept. 16th, 2010 @6PMOctober 21st, 2010Breast Cancer Awareness Speaker: TBANovember 18th, 2010Diabetes Awareness Month Speaker: TBA SPEAKER:Dr.Rashida Brown-Clarke PsychiatristThis Months Topic: Mental Health First Episode Psychosis The First Time You Start To Hear Voices... decision, Mr Thompson would only add: It was decided not to go in that direction at this time. When asked about Cambridges watered down proposal, which the Government has asked them to submit on doing only the most critical upgrades, Mr Thompson added: We had asked them to look at stuff of one years implementation out there, and doing things necessary to be done over a period of six to 12 months, then give us an estimate of what it would cost to do that. That was in the region of $8 million. We have decided not to go in that direction for the time being. Questioned as to whether the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS r etain responsibility for managing the Tonique Williams-Darling Highway landfill, the permanent secretary replied: However long that time will be I cant say, but for the time being it will be. Explaining the Governments attitude to the landfill, Mr Thompson told Tribune Business: Its a very big priority because at the present the site is not being properly managed, so it is an urgent matter for us to deal with. It will be dealt with and given that sort of attention, just not under the present proposal. When the contradiction between his asser tion that the landfill was not being properly managed, and the Governments refusal to bring in capable private sector management, was point-e d out to him, Mr Thompson said: Not necessarily. They have given us a proposal which, for whatever reason, we are not going with at this time. He added that the Government was likely to address the landfill/solid waste management situation in short order. The Governments U-turn, in such a short timespan, on outsourcing the landfills management to Cambridge and the private sector, isl ikely to raise some eyebrows, especially since Earl Deveaux, minister of the environment, had been touting such a move from February-March this year following the extensive, long-lasting fire at the site. Questions will be raised by many Bahamians, especially those living in government subdivisions off Gladstone Road near the landfill, who were unable to open their windows or hang clothes on the line to dry when that February-March fire was burning. And an opportunity to broaden Bahamian ownership of their own economy may also be lost, given that the Cambridge project proposal involved selling a 40 per cent stake worth $8 million to Bahamian institutional and retail investors. Tribune Business understands that the draft contract with the Government called for that to happen some 18 months after the man agement takeover. Also counting the cost may be the Bahamian construction industry, which stood to receive $12 million of the initial $20 million invested by Cambridge, and hundreds of thou sands of dollars every year thereafter for site upgrades. When contacted by Tribune Business yester day, Len Enriquez, Cambridges principal, said the company was still willing to negotiate with the G overnment to move the project forward, and urged it to detail its objections/concerns. We have no idea why this has been stopped, he told Tribune Business. No one has written to us, sent us an e-mail. Were ready, willing and able to sit back down with them, and understand what their objections are, because we have no f eedback right now. All we hear is that they might try a different path, but we dont know the how and the why. We have nothing to go on, and therefore the negotiations remain stalled and the fire danger at the landfill remains. After four-five months of fairly detailed, serious and good faith negotiations, the whole process shuts down without warning. If theres a contractual reason, issue, tell us what it is. We may be able to work it out rather than incur delays to the project. It is unclear whether the Government now intends to follow the path trodden in 2000, when i t hired a consultant and spent millions on constructing a new cell at the landfill, only to find the site back in the same situation 10 years later. How many times do you have to try something before you realise it is not giving you the desired results? asked Mr Enriquez. We spent six months putting together the cost, the package, making the project as Bahamia n as possible with 40 per cent public investor participation and taking over the employees, without diluting our obligations. We have six months more of damage to catch up on, and if the plans are switched now, you will end up with six more months of damage. Mr Enriquez highlighted the urgency of the situation by telling Tribune Business that 500 tonnes of waste, equivalent to 500 minivans, were being dumped at the landfill per day on bare ground. A dding that Cambridge had spent significant sums of money in preparing its proposal, he added: We had an office of several employees in Nassau ready to go and take care of the problems identified. We had to de-staff that office because it was taking so long. We had people on stand-by and had done some of the design work, so we could hit the ground running when we got the green light. This was done with the intention of helping the Government take care of its problems quickly. We were trying to move quickly, but no one else was. No one else seemed to be interested in the urgency. When we started this process we were told the country did not want another massive fire, smoke blowing over tourists on the beach, and pollutants leaching into the ground, and that they wanted to get it done quickly. Now, were finding the Governments urgency wasnt there. The fate of Cambridges proposal is also likel y to send a negative message to foreign investors eyeing the Bahamas, especially those compet ing for government procurement contracts. There are countries in the Caribbean, said Mr Enriquez, that have initiated tenders for solid waste management contracts, and invited 15 companies to take part. In some cases, just one proposal comes through because eventually peo ple get burned out and end up in a situation where they do not take the project seriously and dont want to spend $200,000 on a proposal because it has been tried before. You have a hard time procuring services in the future, and its happened in other places in the Caribbean. Its unfortunate. 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C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 8B, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecurit y Previous CloseToday's CloseChangeDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1.261.00AML Foods Limited1.011.010.000.2500.0404.03.96% 10.759.67Bahamas Property Fund10.6310.630.000.0130.200817.71.88% 6.184.50Bank of Bahamas4.904.900.005000.5980.2608.25.31% 0.580.18Benchmark0.180.180.00-0.8770.000N/M0.00% 3.493.15Bahamas Waste3.153.150.000.1680.09018.82.86% 2.152.14Fidelity Bank2.172.170.000.0160.040135.61.84% 12.509.62Cable Bahamas10.7710.770.003001.2120.3008.92.79% 2 .842.50Colina Holdings2.502.500.000.7810.0403.21.60% 7.005.40Commonwealth Bank (S1)6.696.690.000.4220.23015.93.44% 3.651.90Consolidated Water BDRs1.761.72-0.040.1110.05215.53.02% 2.551.60Doctor's Hospital1.901.900.000.6270.1103.05.79%6 .995.94Famguard6.076.070.00-0.0030.240N/M3.95% 10.208.50Finco8.808.800.000.2870.52030.75.91% 11.408.77FirstCaribbean Bank9.749.740.000.7200.35013.53.59% 5.513.75Focol (S)5.465.460.000.3660.17014.93.11% 1.001.00Focol Class B Preference1.001.000.000.0000.000N/M0.00% 5.595.00ICD Utilities5.595.590.000.0120.240465.84.29% 10.509.92J. 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(Over-The-Counter Securities)29 May 2015 W WW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE:242-323-2330 | FACSIMILE: 242-323-23201 9 October 2022 Prime + 1.75% P rime + 1.75% 6 .95%20 November 2029TUESDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER 2010B ISX 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)Maturity 19 October 2017FINDEX: CLOSE 000.00 | YTD 00.00% | 2009 -12.31%30 May 2013 52wk Hi 52wk Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Daily Vol EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield 10.065.01Bahamas 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. 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(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 & 20021:($/7+(%$+$0$6,17+((0(&2857 &RPPRQ/DZt(TXLW\LGH ,17+($77(5RIWKHXLHWLQJ7LWOHV$FW $1' ,17+($77(5RIWKHHWLWLRQRIL]SDK/RUUDQQDUDWW $1',17+(0$77(5DOOWKDWSLHFHSDUFHORU SORWRIODQGFRQWDLQLQJVTXDUHIHHWPRUHRU OHVVDQGVLWXDWHRQWKH6RXWKHUQVLGHRI9LOODJH $OOH\DSSUR[LPDWHO\IHHW6RXWKRI3RLQFLDQD 'ULYHDQGIHHW:HVWRI%DLOORX+LOO5RDGDQG ERXQGHGRQWKH1RUWKWKHVDLG9LOODJH$OOH\ DQGUXQQLQJWKHUHRQIHHWRQ7KH6RXWK E\ ODQGVDLGWREHRZQHGRQH+X\OHUSDUWO\ E\ SHUVRQVXQNQRZQDQGSDUWO\RQH0RVV DQGUXQQLQJWKHUHRQIHHW2QWKH6RXWKE\ ODQGVDLGWREHWKHSURSHUW\RIRQH0D[ZHOO DQGUXQQLQJWKHUHRQ)HHWDQGRQWKH :HVWODQGVDLGWREHWKH3URSHUW\RI5REHUW -HQQLQJVDQGUXQQLQJ7KHUHRQIHHWZLWK VXFKSRVLWLRQVPDUNVVKDSHVERXQGDULHVDQG GLPHQVLRQVDVDUHGHOLQHDWHGRQSODQSUHSDUHGE\ 'DQLHO):LONLQVRQDQGLVWKHUHRQFRORXUHG 3,1. &23,(6RIWKHVDLGODQPD\EHLQVSHFWHG GXULQJRUPDOIFHKRXUVDWWKHIROORZLQJ SODFHV 7KHHJLVWU\RIWKHXSUHPH&RXUW ,QWKH&LW\RIDVVDXRQWKH,VODQGRI 1HZURYLGHQFH &ROOLHt&ROOLH/DZ&KDPEHUV .'DUOLQJ%XLOGLQJ 'RZGHVZHOOWUHHWt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f(<5$,77$/8*$ 0RQWHYLGHRUXJXD\ /LTXLGDWRU NOTICE is hereby given that LUKESON MONPHETE of P.O. Box AB-20980, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas, is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 16th day of SEPTEMBER 2010 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.NOTICE between the Bahamas and CARICOM on one side, and Canada on the other, over a new trade agreement. CCWIPP is also currently in the Court of Appeal, attempting to overturn Justice Stephen Isaacs ruling that it could not foreclose on the $85 million first mortgage/debenture it holds on the 375acre South Ocean Resort in southwestern New Providence because the borrower the resorts holding company, to whom it advanced money did not have Central Bank permission, as a foreign-owned entity, to repay a foreign currency loan. In its letter to the Canadian trade supremo, CCWIPPs attorneys said: Propco 39 and its affiliates have investments in the Bahamas and have, over the past few years, not observed an substantial existence of a robust judicial system in that can rectify wrongs or contractual breaches in a timely manner. The judges and the Bar are more concerned with process than addressing the substance of disputes. As a result, the adversarial process is overly long, and substantive judgments are expensive to obtain and are only achieved well beyond any universally accepted delay. Accusing the Bahamas Bar Association of impeding the ability of foreign attorneys to appear before Bahamian courts, the CCWIPP letter said: The impact of all of the foregoing is that the judicial system, although in existence, operates well below any reasonable standard, creating a situation that makes it difficult, if not impossible, for debts to be repaid. As for the South Ocean loan situation, CCWIPPs attorneys said that despite the mortgage debenture falling into default in 2008, and principal and interest due standing at $102 million, it now had no recourse available to realise its security. This was because of the Supreme Courts ruling that it was required to obtain written authorisation from the Central Bank of the Bahamas exchange control department that the foreign currency loan was to be repaid. The borrower, New South Ocean Development Company, was also required to obtain similar authorisation. This was despite the Central Bank having approved the original loan, and CCWIPPs attorneys argued: Given that the borrower was in default of their obligations under the loan, it was to their benefit no to request such authorisation from the Central Bank of the Bahamas. And they added: We are of the view that, as an international lender, CCWIPP is being unfairly prejudiced by the Central Bank of the Bahamas and the Bahamian judicial system. This incident has severe and far-ranging financial implications for all international lenders conducting business in the Bahamas. As such, we thought it prudent to notify the Senior Trade Commissioner in the event that this matter may have a bearing on whether the WTO members vote to accept the Bahamas accession to the WTO. Unfairly prejudiced over $102m foreclose FROM page 1B markets retail stores inventory was valued at $7.765 million, accounting for the lions share of its $9.103 million inventory. Bahamas Supermarkets employed the retail markdown method to determine its retail stores inventory, adjusting it from selling price to cost based on a 27 per cent gross profit margin. However, Deloitte & Touche (Bahamas Management has been unable to substantiate gross profit margin used due to deficiencies in the underlying accounting records for i nventory and cost of sales..... We were also unable to satisfy ourselves as to the accuracy of cost of sales and whether a portion of this balance should be classified as operating and administrative expenses. Because it was not hired prior to year-end, Deloitte & Touche (Bahamas million inventory figure needed to be adjusted, as it did not watcht he physical inventory counting at the City Markets warehouse or the stores. The final question arose over whether Bahamas Superm arkets sale and leaseback of $3 million worth of store equipment and improvements, at its Cable Beach store, to the staff pension plan should be treated as an operating or finance lease, the company not having assessed the value of lease assets. While Bahamas Supermarkets financial performance, incur ring net losses of $13.429 million in 2008 and $6.069 million in 2009, along with a $4.603 million solvency deficiency, had raised significant doubt about the companys ability to continue as a going concern, Deloitte & Touche (Bahamas advanced to the company by its 78 per cent majority shareholder, BSL Holdings. That took the total amount advanced by the parent to over $10 million, the loans bearing an 8 per cent interest rate and repayable on demand. A nd, after all, the company has survived through another financial year and into fiscal 2011, despite suffering a $7.4 million loss for the year to end-June 2010. In the Subsequent Events section of the 2009 accounts, the blunt assessment was: The company has continued to experience losses as a result of declining sales and sustained inventory losses through shrinkage. Management believes these results reflect the fierce competition among retailers, the poor economy and the need for improved controls surrounding inventory. In addition, management has re-focused its efforts in market ing and re-branding the company, product procurement and operational efficiencies, and in implementing proper inventory controls. City Markets owed staff pension fund $500k at end-2009 F ROM page 1B plans and models. Entre p reneurship is the ability to c onceive an idea and for the idea to turn into a real ity, said Mr Wilson. D espite this, Mr Wilson is convinced that the Bahamas is a country with some of the most qualified persons per capita in thew orld. You just have to work hard and smart, he said. You cant be based out and spaced out be more pro ductive. Gems Radio Network p artner, Cypriana McWeen y, spoke to attendees yes terday about partnering their businesses with mediai n order to create successful advertising campaigns. Though she focused on h er own radio network, she urged business owners to move away from the idea that one size (advertisingf its all, but to tailor their m edia-spin so as to make the best use of allotted advertising dollars. S he echoed Mr Bowe and Mr Wilson by adding that consolidating advertisingd ollars in a cooperative campaign can go a long way for Carmichael businesses. Pooling resources is the w ay ahead, said Mrs M cWeeney. Carmichaels second city objectives FROM page 1B

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LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON Congressional Democrats are confronting deep divisions within their nervous ranks over whether to support President Barack Obama's plan to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans or just punt the entire matter until after voters go to the polls Nov. 2. Democratic leaders committed to Obama's proposal were hearing Wednesday from endangered lawmakers who fear that raising taxes on anyone in a weak economy could be politically lethal. "Don't raise taxes in a recession," said Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Wednesday he was open to discussing alternatives to break the logjam, but he made it clear he supports the president's plan. "I'm always, as you know, prepared to discuss alternatives so that we can move forward," said Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat. The most sweeping tax cuts i n a generation are due to expire at the end of the year, a ffecting taxpayers at every income level if Congress does not extend them. Obama wants to make the tax cuts permanent for individuals making less than $200,000 and married couples making less than $250,000. Republicans and a growing number of Democrats want to e xtend all the tax cuts, at least temporarily. House Democrats gathered together Tuesday night to discuss a poll showing that extending tax cuts for middle-income earners was a winning strategy for the party. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi m ade the case that Obama's plan was "good policy and good politics," her spokesman said. Not everyone was convinced. A group of moderate and conservative House Democrats was collecting signatures on a let ter calling for Democratic lead ers to offer a bill extending taxc uts for all Americans. "We are in listening mode," said Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, who heads the House Democrats' campaign committee. A fuller discussion was expected at the House Democ rats' weekly meeting Wednes-d ay, but it was canceled. This was not the debate Democrats wanted as the midterm election season opened. The plan was to make an extension of the middle-class tax cuts the party's closing argument against Republicans, n ot each other as voters began to focus on whether they trust Democrats to improve the ailing economy enough to reward them with control of Congress for another two years. Instead, Democrats who already have cast tough votes on bills overhauling the nation's h ealth care and financial regu latory systems are questioning the wisdom of debating a pock etbook issue just when voters are starting to pay attention to the election. All 435 seats in the House, 37 in the Senate and the Democratic majorities in both are on the line. The rift among Democrats contrasts with strong unity among Republicans in supporting a full renewal of all tax cuts, regardless of income, despite a 10year cost to the government of about $700 billion above Obama's plan. Still, House Republican leader John Boehner said over the weekend he would vote to extend the relief only for middle-income Americans if that were the only option available. C M Y K C M Y K I NTERNATIONAL BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010, PAGE 9B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM A look at economic developments and activity in major stock markets around the world Wednesday: ___ BEIJING A stronger Chinese currency would be appropriate and help Beijing to increase domestic spending and reduce reliance on exports as its driver of growth, World Bank president Robert Zoellick said. China faces rising pressure from Washington and other governments to ease exchange-rate controls that they say distort trade. Beijing promised more flexibility in June but its currency, the yuan, has risen by only about 1 percent since then against the dollar, and some American lawmakers are pushing for sanctions on Beijing. ___ MADRID French workers and Spanish royalty became the latest to feel the bite of Europe's debt crisis as officials said the king and queen would have to tighten their belts and France's National Assembly voted to delay retirement until the ripe old age of 62. Spaniards largely welcomed word that their monarchs are feeling their pain, but anger flared across the border as French lawmakers overcame vocal protests to send to the Senate a sweeping overhaul of the retirement plan, including a highly contested measure to extend working life beyond 60. Spain is trying to chip away at a 20 percent unemployment rate and generate growth. The country wants to avoid the debt crisis that struck Greece earlier this year, which led to the EU and IMF rescuing Greece with a ?110 billion ($143.5 billion In European trading, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares closed down 0.2 percent, Germany's DAX fell 0.2 percentand the CAC-40 in France was 0.4 percent lower. ___ BRUSSELS The European Union's executive proposed tougher curbs on financial market practices seen to have contributed to the global market crisis that drove the world's largest economies into recession. EU Services Commissioner Michel Barnier said he wants to rein in the market for derivatives financial instruments based on the value of other assets and insisted regulators should have powers to restrict, and even ban, short selling. Barnier said the measures on the derivatives market would kick in in 2012 and bring Europe in line with restrictions the U.S. Congress passed over the summer to get a better grip on banks. ___ BERLIN More needs to be done to secure tougher financial regulation, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said as she pledged that Berlin will keep pushing for taxation of markets. The comments came after EU officials proposed new rules to toughen oversight of some financial markets. Merkel's centerright government has faced pressure at home to tighten financial regulation over recent months, as it pushed through unpopular rescue packages for Greece and the eurozone and drew up a plan to tackle the budget deficit by saving ?80 billion ($103 billion 2 014. ___ LONDON Crucial decisions on the future of British defense policy and its nuclear weapons capability are being rushed, kept behind closed doors and could be riddled with mistakes, lawmakers said. Ministers and military officials are finalizing a major overhaul of the country's armed forces, aimed at making deep cuts to thed efense budget as the government seeks to slash the national debt. ___ BEIJING Foreign investment in China weakened again in August after rebounding from a slowdown earlier this year. ___ S EOUL, South Korea California Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneg ger urged the U.S. Congress to quickly ratify pending free trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia, saying the deals are vital to Washington's goal of doubling American exports in five years. ___ LONDON Britain's unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage point to 7.8 percent in the three months to July as more than a quarter of a million people joined the work force. ___ MOSCOW Russia is in talks with investors to sell 10 percent in its second-largest bank VTB in what could be the country's biggest asset sale in years, Russia's finance minister said. The sale is part of Russia's plan to cut the budget deficit and raise nearly $30 billion in the next three years by selling shares in some of the largest state-owned companies. GLOBAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS THEASSOCIATED PRESS House Dems divided over tax plan 'BMM#BIBNJBO3BUF'PSTFBTPOBMTBWJOHTr DBMMBCPVUPVS5SFBUUIFGBNJMZUPVOEBZ#SVODI BUIFSBUPO/BTTBV#FBDIFTPSU & WFSZVOEBZr/PPOUPQN # JNJOJ.BSLFU'SFFBEVMUTDIJMESFODIJMESFO VOEFS%PXO)PNFFE#FBOTBOEJDF # BIBNJBOUZMF$IFFTZ BDBSPOJBOE$IFFTF 4QBOJTIFMMT'SJFE'JTI'JMMFU X JUIQJDZBSUBSBVDF $ PODI$IPXEFS 1FBSMTPGUIF#BIBNJBO 4 FB(SJMMFE.BIJ.BIJ # BIBNJBO'SJFE$IJDLFO $PODI'SJFEJDF 1 JOFBQQMFQTJEF%PXO$BLF ( VBWB%VGG # SVODIJODMVEFTPOFHMBTTPGXJOFPSDJEFS PSIPUFMSFTFSWBUPODPNOBTTBV XPPE)PUFMTFTPSUTPSMEXJEFr*OD"MMJHIUTFTFS4IFSBUPOBOEJUTMPHPBSFUIFUSBEFNBSLTPG4UBSXPP )PUFMT3FTPSUT8PSMEXJEFr*ODrPSJUTBGGJMJBUFT (3"56*5:/05*/$-6%&% TAXTALK: Rep. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., left, and Rep. Glen Nye, D-Va.

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TOMOKO A. HOSAKA, Associated Press Writer TOKYO J apan waded into the currency market Wednesday for the first time in six years, buying dollars to weaken the surging yen, which is battering famed Japanese manufacturers like Toyota and Sony after spiking to 15-year highs. Prime Minister Naoto Kan s urviving a leadership challenge the day before had driven the yen to its latest high as currency traders bet that intervention was unlikely on his watch. The surprise move, a coordinated effort by the finance ministry and central bank, shows a newly empowered Kan s tamping his authority on government policy and means the yen is now less of a one-way bet even if the effects of intervention prove to be shortlived. Japanese officials would not provide a figure for how much yen the central bank sold in the market. T he currency has risen about 10 percent against the dollar this year, and business leaders were pressing the government for help. The yen's rise had gained momentum as worries about banks' exposure to the debt of European countries with stagnating economies triggered a search for safety. The yen and Swiss franc have been the prime havens for investors hoping to safely park their money this summer. A strong yen hurts Japan's exporters the mainstay drivers of the country's still-fragile economic recovery. It erodes their foreign income when repatriated and makes their products less competitive in overseas markets. Toyota Motor Corp. estimates that every 1-yen climb versus the dollar saps 30 billion yen ($351 million) from earnings. In Washington, House Ways and Means Committee Chair man Sander Levin called Japan's currency intervention a "deeply disturbing develop ment" and promised that Congress would be following the issue closely. Levin is a Democrat from Michigan, home to U.S. automakers. He made his comments during a hearing on China's currency practices, which American manufacturers contend have cost millions of lost U.S. manufacturing jobs. "China is not the only country with a predatory exchange rate policy," Levin said. The U.S. Treasury Department declined to comment on Japan's currency move. The Japanese government now has a "sense of crisis" about the yen, said Tomoko Fujii, a senior currency strate gist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Officials fear "further yen appreciation would under mine the Japanese economy,"s he said. Earlier in the week, Hitachi Ltd. president Hiroaki Nakanishi urged the government to tackle the strong yen, calling it a "big pressure" while trying to transform one of Japan's biggest companies intoa nimbler operation. The yen's rise has also under scored tensions with China. Some officials including the finance minister say China's purchases of Japanese government bonds might be helping to drive the yen higher even as Beijing keeps its currency tightly controlled to protect the country's exporters. The yuan has risen less than 1 percent against the dollar since midJune when Beijing said it would allow it to trade more freely after keeping it virtually unchanged for 18 months. After the Bank of Japan sold yen on Wednesday morning, the dollar jumped above 85 yen from its earlier low of 82.87 yen. It was the first currency intervention since March 2004. Stock investors cheered the move, sending the Nikkei 225 stock average up by 217.25 points, or 2.3 percent, to close at 9,516.56. "We have conduct ed an intervention in order to suppress excessive fluctuations in the currency market," said Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda. "We will closely monitor currency developments, and take firm action including intervention," Noda said. C M Y K C M Y K INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PAGE 10B, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Ministry Of Finance GN-1093 ALAN ZIBEL, A P Real Estate Writer WASHINGTON The nation's largest banks have an obligation to pay some of the cost for bailing out mortgage buyers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac because they sold them bad mortgages, a government regulator said Wednesday. Edward DeMarco, the acting director for the Federal Housing Finance Agency, said the banks this summer have refused to take b ack $11 billion in bad loans sold to the two government-controlled companies, in written testimony submitted for a House subcommittee hearing Wednesday. A third of those requests have been outstanding for at least three months. DeMarco said the banks have a legal obligation to buy back the loans and called the delays "a significant concern." He said the government may take new steps to force those buybacks if "discussions d o not yield reasonable outcomes soon." In an interview with reporters after the hearing, DeMarco d eclined to give further details on what the government might do next. He said only that "we're looking for contractual obligations to be fulfilled." The two mortgage giants nearly collapsed two years ago when the housing market went bust. The government stepped in to rescue them and it has cost taxpayers about $148 billion so far. The rescue is on track to be the most expensive piece of stabilizing the financial system. Investors who buy loans from banks have the right to force lenders to repurchase them if they later discover fraudulent state ments on loan applications. The leading Democrat on the House Financial Services Com mittee subcommittee indicated the banks bear some responsibility. "We must begin to think about approaches for recouping taxpayers' money in the long run," said Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D-Pa. "We found a way to pay for the savings and loan crisis, and we can survey find a way to recover the costs associated with this crisis." Wall Street has worried that the costs of bailing out Fannie and Freddie could get pushed back on big banks. Fitch Ratings said in a report last month that the four largest U.S. banks could book loss es of up to $42 billion if Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac force them to take back troubled mortgages they made. It also estimated that JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc., Bank of America Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co. could record $17 billion in losses if they repurchase a quarter of the mortgage giants' seriously delinquent loans. Fannie and Freddie buy mortgages and package them into secu rities with a guarantee against default. The Obama administration is working on a plan to restructure the mortgage market and make sure home loans are affordable. Officials don't plan to release details until next year. But Michael Barr, an assistant Treasury secretary, told the panel Wednesday that Fannie and Freddie "will not exist in the same form as they did in the past." Figuring out what to do about Fannie and Freddie is a divisive issue on Capitol Hill, and it could grow even more contentious if Republicans take control of one or both houses of Congress. Republicans have seized on the administration's management of Fannie and Freddie to illustrate Democrats' push for broadening the reach of the federal government. They say loans acquired by Fannie and Freddie since the September 2008 takeover have put taxpayers at risk. "It's time for the government to get out of that business," said Rep. Spencer Bachus, the top Republican on the House Financial Services Committee. But Democrats and regulators say the loans acquired by Fannie and Freddie before their takeover represent the overwhelming majority of the companies' losses. New loans acquired since then have been performing well, they note. "There is no urgency," to reform the two companies, said Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., chairman of the House Financial Ser vices Committee. "The pattern of abuse they had engaged in has been changed...Fannie and Freddie are behaving differently and are causing far less problems." Gov't say banks should share Fannie, Freddie costs GUARDEDVIEW: A security officer mans at the entrance way to the Finance Ministry in Tokyo, yesterday. Japan intervened in the currency market Wednesday for the first time in six years tow eaken the yen, which had spiked to 15-year highs against the dollar, battering the countrys vital exporters. The U.S. dollar bouncedu p to 84.52 yen from a low of 82.87 yen earlier after Japans central bank stepped into the market to sell yen and buy dollars. Japan intervenes in currency market to weaken yen A P P h o t o / J u n j i K u r o k a w a INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

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C M Y K C M Y K I NTERNATIONAL BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010, PAGE 11B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM DoctorsHospitalHealthSystemLimitedI nterim reportQuarterendedJuly 31,2010 ChairmasReport DoctorsHospitalHealthSystemLimitedDearShareholder, ForthesixmonthsendedJuly31,2010,theHospitalreportsconsolidatednetincomeof$1.1millionor$0.11 centspersharecomparedto$0.41centspershareforthesameperiodlastyear. Netrevenueoverthesixmonthperioddecreasedby$3.6millionor14.6% comparedtothesameperiodlast year.Thesecondquartercomparedwiththesamethreemonthslastyearsawadecreaseof$1.6millionor1 3.6%.Theeconomicdownturncontinuestoaffectthehospitalandweremainvigilantinmanagingour r esources. Totalexpensesdecreasedby$0.6million,or2.8%,overthesamesixmonth period.Depreciationand amortizationandrepairsandmaintenancebothincreasedforatotalof$0.3millionduetoadditionstofixed assetsandintangibleassetsof$3.0millionandvariousrepairsaroundthefacility.Baddebtexpenseisdown $0.4millionandisprimarilyduetocollectionofaccountspreviouslywrittenoff. TheBoardofDirectorsandExecutiveManagementofDoctorsHospitalareproudtoannouncethatDoctors HospitalisthefirsthospitalintheCaribbeanRegiontoachieveinternationalaccreditationfromJoint CommissionInternational(JCI),USA,theworldwideleaderinimprovingthequalityofhealthcareandcertifying hospitalorganizations.Withthisaccreditation,DoctorsHospitaljoinsanelitegroupoffewhospitalsworldwide whichhavepassedJCIsstringentclinicalqualitystandards.Ourcommitmenttoqualityandsafetyforour patientshasnowearnedthedistinctionandcertificationthatDoctorsHospitalmeetsinternationalstandardsand followsthelatestUSclinicalguidelinesandbestpractices.JCIaccreditationpositionsthehospitalwellfor additionalmedicaltourism. Asapioneerinminimallyandnon-invasivesurgeriesintheBahamas,highintensityfocusedultrasound(HIFU) hasbeenpartofourportfoliofortreatmentofprostatecancer.DoctorsHospitalthusjoinsaselectgroupof hospitalsthatisofferingthisinnovativetreatmentforprostatecancer. I nthepursuitofquality,oneofthemostrecentupgrades/advancesinourDiagnosticImagingDepartmentisthe p urchaseofanewdigitalmammogrammachine.Digitalmammographyallowsforfasterandmoreaccurate biopsywhichresultsinshorterexaminationtimesandsignificantlyimprovedpatientcomfortandconvenience sincethetimethepatientmustremainstillismuchshorter.WiththecombinationofourBreastUltrasound, DigitalMammography,andBreastMRI,weareproudtoannounceDoctorsHospitalhastheonly ComprehensiveBreastDiagnosticCenterintheRegion. Despiteourfinanciallevelingduringtheyear,weremaincommittedtothecommunitywithongoinghealthfairs, blooddrives,publiclectures,andsupportofourhealthrelatednon-forprofitorganizationswhoarealso strugglingtomakeendsmeetthroughpublicservice.Mostsignificantly,ourcommitmenttoadvancing educationwasdemonstratedwithover$100,000awardedinscholarshipsandfinancialassistancebytheDoctors HospitalDr.MeyerRassinFoundationtoassistfifty-twoBahamianstudentspursuingacareerinhealthcare. Iwouldliketothankourshareholders,Associates,physiciansandvolunteersfortheirloyaltyanddedicationto DoctorsHospital. J osephKrukowski Chairman August31,2010 DOCTORSHOSPITALHEALTHSYSTEMLIMITEDConsolidatedBalanceSheet July31,2010withcomparativefiguresatJanuary31,2010 ( ExpressedinthousandsofBahamiandollars)July 31,2010January31,2010 AssetsCurrentassets: C ashandcashequivalents $5,253 6,352 Accountsreceivablepatients,net(note2) 656 515 A ccountsreceivablethirdpartypayors,net(note2) 3,720 4,010 Inventories 1,371 1,287 Otherassets 1,070 863 1 2,070 13,027 Non-currentassets: I n vestments 30 30 G o odwill,net 431 431 O therintangibleassets 1,943 1,671 Investmentproperty 4,456 4,538 P roperty,plantandequipment 11,657 10,293 18,517 16,963 T otalassets $30,587 29,990 Liabilities and Shareholders EquityCurrentliabilities: Accountspayableandotherliabilities$ 2,837 2,981 T otalliabilities$ 2,837 2,981 Shareholdersequity: Sharecapital: Authorized12,500,000commonsharesatparvalue ofB$0.04each(July31,201012,500,000shares) Issuedandfullypaid9,971,634shares (July31,20109,971,634shares) 399 399 Contributedsurplus 12,358 12,358 Retainedearnings 14,993 14,252 27,750 27,009 Totalliabilitiesandshareholdersequity $30,587 29,990 (Unaudited) DOCTORSHOSPITALHEALTHSYSTEMLIMITEDConsolidatedStatementofRevenueandExpenses ThreemonthsendedJuly31,2010withcomparativefiguresforthethreemonthsendedJuly31,2009 (ExpressedinthousandsofBahamiandollars)July31,2010 July31,2009 Revenues Patientservicerevenue,net $9,920 11,579 Other 357 322 Totalrevenues 10,277 11,901 Expenses Salariesandbenefits 4,319 4,383 Medicalsuppliesandservices 2,814 2,957 Depreciationandamortization 744 631 Otheroperating 495 548 Utilities 325 333 Baddebtexpense,netofrecoveries 256 300 Governmenttaxesandfees 287 287 Insurance 180 183 Outsideservices 206 139 Repairsandmaintenance 266 126 Rent 101 97 Dietaryexpenses 94 94 Legalexpenses 26 37 Totalexpenses 10,113 10,115 Incomebeforeinterest 164 1,786 Interestexpense (49) Netincomefortheperiod$164 1,737 Earningspercommonshare(expressedinBahamiandollars): Basicandfullydiluted $0.02 0.17 DOCTORSHOSPITALHEALTHSYSTEMLIMITEDConsolidatedStatementofRevenueandExpenses SixmonthsendedJuly31,2010withcomparativefiguresforthesixmonthsendedJuly 31,2009 ( ExpressedinthousandsofBahamiandollars)J uly31,2010 July31,2009 R evenues Patientservicerevenue,net$ 20,300 23,985 Other 747 673 Totalrevenues 21,047 24,658 Expenses Salariesandbenefits 8,509 8,634 Medicalsuppliesandservices 5,738 6,026 Depreciationandamortization 1,420 1,307 Otheroperating 1,037 1,163 Baddebtexpense,netofrecoveries 370 779 U tilities 643 621 Governmenttaxesandfees 586 563 Insurance 361 365 Outsideservices 394 294 R epairsandmaintenance 406 219 Dietaryexpenses 177 195 Rent 199 191 Legalexpenses 67 122 Totalexpenses 19,907 20,479 Incomebeforeinterest 1,140 4,179 Interestexpense (134) Netincomefortheperiod$1,140 4,045 Earningspercommonshare(expressedinBahamiandollars): Basicandfullydiluted$ 0.11 0.41 SixmonthsendedJuly 31,2010withcomparativefiguresforthesixmonthsendedJuly31,2009 (ExpressedinthousandsofBahamiandollars)July 31,2010 July 31,2009 Cashflowsfromoperatingactivities N e tincome $1,140 4,045 A djustmentstoreconcilenetincometonetcash providedbyoperatingactivities: D epreciationandamortization 1,420 1,307 P rovisionfordoubtfulaccounts 370 779 L ossondisposalofproperty,plantandequipment (17) 3 2 913 6,134 C hangesinoperatingassetsandliabilities: (Increase)decreaseinaccountsreceivable (220) (286) I n creaseininventories (85) (107) I n creaseinprepaidexpensesandotherassets (206) (444) ( Decrease)increaseinaccountspayableandotherliabilities (144) (365) C ashprovidedbyoperatingactivities 2,258 4,932 Cashflowsfrominvestingactivities Purchaseofproperty,plantandequipment (2,445) (598) Purchaseofintangibleassets (513) (71) Proceedsfromdisposalofproperty,plantandequipment 3 C ashusedininvestingactivities (2,958) (666) C ashflowsfromfinancingactivities Repaymentoflong-termdebt (2,346) Dividendspaidtoshareholders (399) (598) Cashusedinfinancingactivities (399) (2,944) Increase(decrease) incashandcashequivalents (1,099) 1,322 Cashandcashequivalentsatbeginningofperiod 6,352 5,328 Cashandcashequivalentsatendofperiod$ 5,253 6,650 Cashandcashequivalentscomprisecashatbankandinhand,short-termdepositswithanoriginalmaturityofsix m onthsorless. (Unaudited) DOCTORSHOSPITALHEALTHSYSTEMLIMITEDConsolidatedStatementofChangesinEquity S ixmonthsendedJuly 31,2010 (ExpressedinthousandsofBahamiandollars)NumberofsharesSharecapitalContributedsurplusRetainedearnings BalanceatJanuary31,20109,971,634$399$12,358$14,252 Netincomefortheperiod---1,140 Dividendspaid (399) BalanceatJuly 31, 20109,971,634$399$12,358$14,993 DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITEDNotestoInterimConsolidatedFinancialStatements SixmonthsendedJuly 31,2010 1.Significantaccountingpolicies TheseinterimfinancialstatementshavebeenpreparedinaccordancewithInternationalAccountingStandardNo. 34,InterimFinancialReporting,usingthesameaccountingpoliciesappliedintheJanuary31,2010audited consolidatedfinancialstatements.2.Accountsreceivable Accountsreceivablearestatednetofprovisionsfordoubtfulaccountsof$4.0 million. To advertise ALL yourLEGAL NOTICES, call The Tribunes Sales Department 502-2394 (Unaudited)D OCTORSHOSPITALHEALTHSYSTEMLIMITEDConsolidatedStatementofCashFlows BRUSSELS The European Union's executive on Wednesday proposed tougher curbs on financial market practices seen to have contributed to the global market crisis that drove the world's largest economies into recession. EU Services Commissioner Michel Barnier said Wednesday he wants to rein in the market for derivatives financial instruments based on the value of other assets and insisted regulators should have powers to restrict, and even ban, short selling, according to Associated Press Barnier said the measures on the derivatives market would kick in 2012 and bring Europe in line with restrictions the U.S. Congress passed over the summer to get a better grip on banks and Wall Street. "We have to limit the risks of this hyper speculation by shedding light, by forcing people to be transparent. We have to know on all of these markets, with the Americans and the other regions, who is doing what," Barnier said. "No player, no market, no territory, must remain outside this supervision," he said. "No financial market can afford to remain a Wild West territory," Barnier said, arguing that lack of controls on specialized financial products compounded the global financial crisis. He said such specialized markets had been working too long as an entity unto themselves, without control or scrutiny. He said his proposals would increase transparency and make the markets safer. The proposals still need to be adopted by the EU member states and parliament before they become law. French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde welcomed the move. "This proposal is a decisive and historic breakthrough for those who ... want finances under control," Lagarde said in a statement. European Union proposes tougher rules for financial markets

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C M Y K C M Y K INTERNATIONALBUSINESS PAGE 12B, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM NEW YORK Stocks overcame an early slide Wednesday and turned higher as investors tried to extend a September rally, according to Associated Press Major indexes fluctuated throughout the morning before rising in midday trading. Traders were heartened by a national reading on industrial production that showed the sector grew last month for the 12th time 14 months. The national reading overshadowed a disappointing regional report on September manufacturing activity in New York. The regional New York report came out first and initially sent stock prices lower. The Dow Jones industrial average rose about 38 points in afternoon trading. Broader indexes posted smaller gains. In corporate news, MasterCard Inc. rose sharply after saying it expects its income to rise at least 20 percent this year. Shares rose $11.55, or 5.8 percent, to $211.30. Kraft Foods Inc., known for brands like Nabisco and Maxwell House, rose after saying its earnings would jump between 9 percent and 11 percent over the next three years thanks to growth in developing markets. Shares rose 44 cents to $31.49 and earlier hit a new high for the year. Stocks rose sharply during the first half of the month, even though September is historical-ly a weak period for stocks. The Dow has risen eight of the past 10 days and is up more than 5 percent so far in September. A strong manufacturing report from the Institute for Supply Management set off the rally two weeks ago. JOAN LOWY, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON T he Obama administration wants Congress to tighten oversight U.S pipelines and more than double penalties for some safety violations in response toa deadly gas explosion in California and a major oil spill in Michigan. Legislation sent to Congress W ednesday would increase from $1 million to $2.5 million the maximum fine for the most serious pipeline violations involving deaths, injuries or major environmental harm, the Department of Transportation said. It also would pay for an additional 40 inspectors and safety regulators over the next four years. The proposal follows several accidents, including last week's huge gas explosion in suburban San Francisco, that have calleda ttention to the nation's aging pipelines and how they are m onitored. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said his department "needs stronger authority to ensure the continued safety and reliability of our nation's pipeline network." Congress is expected to r ecess for November elections in the next 2-3 weeks, making it unlikely a bill can be enacted within the next two months. Rep. James Oberstar, a Demo crat and chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which was holding a hearing Wednesday on the Michigan oil spill, said he wants to "scrub" the proposal with the help of administration officials and lawmakers from both parties before the recess so that a bill can at least clear the pipeline subcommittee by then. "I do think there is urgency," Oberstar said. The department's proposal would eliminate exemptions from safety regulations for pipelines that gather hazardous liquids upstream of transmission pipelines, the department said. It also would authorize the Pipeline and Hazardous Mate rials Safety Administration, which regulates interstate pipeline safety, to collect additional data on pipelines, includ ing information on previously unregulated lines, the department said. And, it would provide for improved coordination with states and other agencies on inspector training and oversight of pipeline construction and expansion projects involving both gas and hazardous liquids pipelines. The safety administration is part of the Transportation Department. Deputy Transportation Secretary John Porcari told comm ittee the department is also crafting new regulations to enhance pipeline safety, including requiring the installation of emergency flow restricting devices on some pipelines and changing the distance between valves. The regulations would be separate from the legislative p roposal. The department is also considering extending "high consequence area" designations to additional stretches of pipeline, Porcari told the committee in prepared testimony. Regulations put in place after several gas pipeline accidents a decade ago require oil and gas compan ies to inspect the integrity of pipelines in densely populated areas. Those inspections, which are conducted by the companies themselves, began in 2002 and are supposed to be completed by 2012. T he Pacific Gas & Electric Co. gas pipeline explosion k illed at least four people in San Bruno, California, and destroyed nearly 40 homes. That pipeline is regulated by the state utility commission. An oil spill from a pipeline owned by a Canadian companyi n Michigan sent an estimated 820,000 to 1 million gallons (3.1 t o 3.8 million liters) spewing into the Kalamazoo River in late July. Obama wants tougher US pipelines oversight S tocks edge up on industrial production growth In brief (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File BOOMTIME: I n this July 29, 2010 file photo, crews work on a boom i n the Kalamazoo River in Battle Creek, Mich., trying to capture oil from a ruptured pipeline, owned by Enbridge Inc. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

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By JEFF ARAH GIBSON Tribune Features Writer W E are living in a perpetually evolving world. With time, technology changes, people change, relationships change, even the family structure changes. However the latter (the family structure and the r ole of women in mar riages) is a change that most Christian leaders ar gue should remain the same. Lately some woman have argued that humble submission to their husbands is no longer necessar y as women have made societal strides, compared to a few centuries ago, and no longer need consultation from a better half for progression or decision making. T ribune Religion spoke to Overseer Helen Mcphee, pastor of Agape Full Gospel, who said that time has nothing to do with what the Bible outlines about fam ily life. omen should still be submissive to their husbands regardless of the time. Time has nothing to do with what the Bible says about the family and how husbands and wives should conduct themselves. Because it is the plan of the enemy to destroy, what should be a blessing turns into a curse. For instance, women who become independent, which is good, the enemy uses this in a derogatory way and they turn against their husbands. They begin to feel they dont need to consult him for anything and this is wr ong, she said. The word of God is the truth and we must get back to the basics and adhere to what the bible says. A woman in this 21st centur y should submit to their own hus bands, Pastor Mcphee explained. Tribune Religion also spoke to a few ladies who shared similar views on this issue. T anya Johnson said: While I am not married at this time, I have observed lots of marriages and I can safely say that it has to be a two-way str eet. People love to quote 1 Peter 3:1 which star ts of f saying that wives should be submissive to their husbands, but they neglect verse 7 of that same chapter which tells husbands to be considerate with their wives and to tr eat her with r espect so that nothing can hinder his prayers. So to me, if a husband is respecting his wife and loving her then the wife should have no pr oblem submitting to him. And if the wife is submissive, then the husband should be more than happy to show her respect. The onus is on each partner to do his/her part to make the marriage what God intended. She concluded: Then if you look at the definition of submissive, it doesn't mean submit because you have to. It means a willingness to submit. Many women ar e willing to commit but just wont if their husband has no respect for her. It all goes back to, everyone doing their part. Its like the scripture in Matthew 7:5 which says to take the log out of your own eye befor e you attempt to take the speck out of someone else's eye, that is, befor e cor recting the behaviour of someone else. Eljanae Car ey has a two -sided view of the issue. She said submission yes, losing one s voice no. I think its a yes and a no, because the Bible does say that a woman must submit themselves to their husbands for a woman was made from a man. I think a woman should be submissive to her husband but at the same time I dont believe in a woman being controlled by a man. A woman shouldnt be so submissive that she ends up loses her voice or opinion. Nadine Thomas Br own said that as soci ety changes certain things must follow suit. Society has changed a lot since the early days, women ar e more independent than they ever were. I feel that people misquote the Bible for their own ends. I feel like we both submit to each other. It's an agr eement for both par tners to do certain roles to enhance family life. If they both work, they shar e duties. That is how my house works. When people communicate respect and are friends with each other ina relationship submission never comes up as a topic. Marie W illiams* said: I think as women we get too liberated in our thinking. I think women should keep their traditional roles as a wife. Take care of the house, take car e of your husband. Show him the respect he deserves, consult him. You could have your own opinion, but his opinions should matter just as much as yours, she said *Names have been changed. The Tribunes RELIGION SECTION THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 PG 23 SHOULD WIVES STILL BE SUBMISSIVE TO THEIR HUSBANDS IN A MODERN SOCIETY? CHANGING TIMES: L ately some woman have argued that hum-b le submission to t heir husbands is no longer necessary, as womenh ave made societal strides, and no longer need cons ultation from a better half for progression or decision making.

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PG2 4 Thursday, September 16, 2010 ByALESHA CADET Tribune Features Writer T HE church underscores the "sanctity of life", all life is sacred and we must get that message out there, said Bishop Simeon Hall the senior pastor of New Covenant Baptist Church In recent news, investigators from the Central Detective Unit were in Abaco earlier this week probing the death of a man who was found hanged in his Marsh Harbour home. Initial reports suggest that the man, identified as Gil Stratton, a bachelor may have committed suicide. He was found in his home in Pelican Shor es at ar ound 7am on Sunday Stratton spent most of his life as a mute, said a r elative who did not want to be identified, but after under going sur ger y he was able to communicate with friends and family. Going fur ther, the body of Acassia Porter was discovered on Monday evening at the home she shared with her young son on Quick Silver Drive, off Carmichael Road. Sources close to Ms Por ter said she had appeared str essed last week and it was also revealed she had recently broke off an engagement. This comes just over a week after mother -of-four Deborah Smith, 51, was found hanging from a ceiling in her home on West Street. Her father 81-year -old Har old Pinto, said he did not know what may have led his daughter to take her own life but noted that she had been out of work for some time. Bishop Hall told T ribune Religion that his first response is not to buy into the negativity. He says, "Each life is precious in the sight of God and in no way must we diminish when one life is taken. He added: I believe that people do have problems, I also have problems of my own but my center and my spiritual anchor is so str ong that ever y problem I face is conquerable, it can be conquered. "I prefer to stand on the side of those who celebrate life, and I cannot imag ine what pr oblems anyone might have that would cause them to turn inward on themselves," said Bishop Hall in an interview with Tribune Religion yesterday "Another thing is, suicide is an affront to everything that the church stands for and proclaims." Bishop Hall says he continues to plead with the pastors and the chur ches to go beyond one or two days a week in ministr y. "We need to be more full time, people need to r each us. If ther e is a chur ch you attend that cannot min ister to you, you need to run away from it," he said. The Tribune RELIGION Bishop Simeon Hall speaks out against suicide I prefer to stand on the side of those who celebrate life, and I cannot imagine what problems anyone might have that would cause them to turn inward on themselves. Bishop Simeon Hall

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THERobinson-Morris Chapel AME Church, Ridgeland Park West, under the leadership of Pr esiding Elder and Pastor Howard F Williamson, and its members r ecently recognised and presented financial stipends, fr om The Rev James Maceo Sands Educational Funds to students with the highest Grade Point A verage in the primar y junior and senior High School. From the Primary Division was Brian Lockhart from Carlton Francis, Junior High, Chevelle Bowleg, fr om Saint Augustine College, and Senior High, Cryslyn Williamson, Kingsway Academy. Also, all students attending colleges and universities locally and aboar d received stipends, fr om The Rev James Maceo Sands Educational Fund. They ar e: TAMARIA SAUNDERS College of the Bahamas MARISSA WRIGHT College of the Bahamas KEV ANNA EWING College of the Bahamas JAVON NIXON College of the Bahamas KUSHNA ROLLE Success Training College KENDRA CAREY St. Mar y's University Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada CODERO FERNANDER Clarkson University New York The scholarship was formed in memory of Rev James Maceo Sands, a native of Savannah Sound. He was the for mer pr e siding elder of the Bahamas Islands Confer ence of the AME Church and former pastor of Robinson-Morris Chapel, Cousin McPhee Cathedral, and Mother Bethel A.M.E. Chur ch. Rev Sands was ordained in 1959 by Bishop Samuel L. Green. He began his Ministry in the Mother Club Hall on East Str eet Hill before moving to the Ministers W ives Centr e which is situated on the grounds of Robinson-Morris Chapel. He held services in the Minister Wives Centre in the early 1960's with six members and a few childr en. On November 30, 1975, under his lead ership, Robinson-Morris Chapel was erected and on November 26, 1978 it was dedicated to the glor y of God. Rev Sands was a champion for his God and his Chur ch. He use to watch this pr oper ty day and night. He was a builder and one who recognised that in serving God he would inherit eter nal life. As a result of this, he dedicated his life to the work of the Church. He was truly committed to the cause of serving the Church, and he gave of himself, his finances and anything else that was humanly possible to serve God and assist his people. He was a humble, humorous and pleasant individual who would flash a smile that would express the beauty that was within. Rev Sands completed his ear thly jour ney on July 29, 1997. May his soul r est in peace. Our pastor Rev Howard F Williamson who succeed him, work very closely with him. He played a major role in the growth and development of his spiritual and educational life. For this r eason the pastor along with the members decided to establish an account in his memor y called the JAMES MACEO SANDS EDUCA TIONAL FUND, to assist those stu dents with the highest GP A in the pri mar y, junior, and high school grades, and our college students with a financial stipend. The Tribune Thursday, September 16, 2010 PG25 RELIGION Robinson-Morris Chapel A.M.E. Church financial stipend for students FROM left to right: Kushna Rolle, T amaria Saunders Marissa Wright Kevanna Ewing Rev Thelma Williamson, Rev Howard Williamson, Kendra Carey and Codero Fernander FROM left to right: Rev Thelma Willamson,Crysln Williamson, Chevelle Bowleg, Brian Lockhart, Rev Howard Williamson and William Saunders.

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A s long as calamity is not knocking at our door; we have a unique way of showing how concerned we are for those who are facing some form of tragedy. In reading this article allI would ask of you is that for a few moments to please take off your political / religious caps, and lets soberly think as Bahamians. The two most influential forces in this country (Politics & Religion nation a vicious dividing blow to the point that the Bahamas is literally falling apart due to crime and corruption which has rendered these two leading forces powerless and has given a negative view of law and order in the eyes of the people. How is it that this small, once beautiful Bahamas could have such a high murder rate; wher eby 2-3 mur ders are occurring in a week, in little Nassau. And Bahamians are going to sleep and waking up the nextmor ning with the casual mind-set of W ell, its just another one gone? Heres the twofold interesting dynamics thats at work in this Bahama Drama: 1) 80 90 per cent of the Bahamian legislators ar e attorneys (criminal, corporate, etc;) and if ther e is a set of people who knows the pr os and cons of the law; it s these legislators. The crime detection rate and apprehension of alleged criminals by the Royal Bahamas Police Force has always been ver y high. But the criminals always seems to have the upper hand on the Police no matter the evidence; by hiring the very best defense attor neys / law fir ms (The Bahamian LEGISLATORS) to manipulate the judicial system to their advantage. Case and point: How can over one hundred persons charged with murder beout on bail and others that are charged with lesser of fenses be remanded? Answer: The remanded offenders (if they had legal r epresentation) their attorneys / law firms were not connected to the LEGISLA TORS. The politicians have got the grassroots Bahamians right wher e they want them (Between a Rock and a Hard Placedespite the havoc thats being wreaked upon the grassroots; they refused to see beyond their politics. This level of politics is so well or chestrated that the people will passionately defend and ar gue as to under which gover nment (PLP or FNM ders occur red. Its something like this Can you see the PLPs or the FNMs giving high fives to each other saying W eve only had 50 mur ders this year What I would say to these die-hard PLPs and FNMs is this: Would you still be celebrating and giving high fives if your sons and daughters, mothers and fathers were among the 50 murdered victims ? Bahamians, PLEASE WAKE THE HELL UP, and stop playing politics with the future of our country. Watch this! 2) Im at liber ty to speak as the Holy Spirit leads; therefore Im not subjected to any religious leader / denominations nor to any political party. So with that being said. If this Cap Fits you; then you wear it. The Bahamas is filled with powerless religious leaders (bishop, apostle, doctor, etc;) who know the word of God, but not the God of the word. This is nothing new or strange as thr oughout the Bible, both Old and New T estaments, there were religious leaders who was deceiving and fleec ing their nave followers and distor ting the tr uth of God s word as is being done today. There is not a community in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas that does t have at least two or three churches; yet the kingdom of darkness and the criminal forces reign in these communities. Through ignorance and the displeasure of being exposed and called out; many religious leaders and those of a religious mind-set would quickly adopt the view that Im attacking the church; whereas absolutely nothing could be fur ther fr om the tr uth. But rather its the Holy Spirit that is exposing the organised religion of man that has worked its way into the chur ch. The r eligion that Father Yahweh accepts and takes note of is this: James.1:27. Pure religion and undefiled befor e God and the Father is: to visit the fatherless and widows in their af fliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. Heres some defiling religious tactics of todays church: 1 ) The constructing of shrines / big buildings places of worship and calling them The House of God 2 ) Religious leaders competing against each other in the writing of their motivational books that includes a few scripture verses and the television broadcast competition of Ministries 3) Annual money making religious conferences, seminars, workshops, etc; where attendees are almost compelled to purchase speakers products (books, tapes, cds videos,) 4) The promoting / lifting up and idolatrous worship of the religious leaders as their photos and images are on display thr oughout their churches. During Yeshuwa Messiah (aka Jesus the Christ) ministry the religious leaders were the ones who hated and despised him most. If He was to walk the earth today His greatest adversaries would not be the drug dealers, the prostitutes, the gang members, etc; but instead He would face even greater opposition from the religious leaders, seeing that he s not a Baptist, Anglican, Catholic or any of the other denominations and His message would be that of truth and not todays twisted prosperity gospel. The high mur der rate, the blatant disregard for law and order, the deterioration of the family str ucture and morals are the byproducts of the anti-Christ spirit of which mans or ganised r eligions ar e powerless. Father Yahweh is raising up a generation in the Bahamas that will not bow or confor m to the r eligions or r eligious lead ers of today This generation will not seek to have their name and titles highlighted but rather they will be true servants of God to His people. These are the one that He will use to r ebuke / cast-out demonic spirits, heal the sick and raise the dead. For questions and comments contact us via E-mails:pastormallen@yahoo.com or kmfci@live.com or Ph.1-242-441-2021 Pastors Matthew & Brendalee Allen Kingdom Minded Fellowship Center Intl. PG26 Thursday, September 16, 2010 The Tribune RELIGION The Bahamian Politics & Religion PASTOR MATTHEW ALLEN BY PASTOR TONYA COLEBROOK Isaiah 54v17 The weapons may form but not against you. When you see the enemy always coming up against you, there is something right that you are doing for the Kingdom of God. In your Christian walk with Jesus Christ, you who stand for righteousness dont waver just to fit in with in the crowd but stand and don t bow to Baal. Isaiah 54:15 says they shall sur ely gather together, but not by me, whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake... Jesus Christ will destroy the plans of the enemies and destr oy their devices Ephesians 6:12 says: for we wr estle not against flesh and blood, but against principles, against powers, against the r ulers of darkness of the world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Don t fret because of the evil doers for their days are numbered. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might, put on the whole armour of God that you will be able to stand in the last and evil days. No weapon formed against you shall prosper Share your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbourhoods. Perhaps you ar e raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for impr ovements in the ar ea or have won an award. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story.

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IN July of 1989, W illamae C Miller inaugurated the first Children's Hour br oadcast on the then 1240 AM radio in Nassau, Bahamas at The Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas. The station is now I 107.9FM. Interests mounted and God supplied the need for br oadcast funds. Today by the guiding hand of God, The Childr en's Hour Media Ministries is hear d wher ever I 07.9FM can be hear d. The ministr y is duly registered with the Ministry of Youth, a government department that caters to youth and is a nonpr ofit or ganisation dedicated to the glor y of God and to the winning of boys/girls to Christ. The organization is administered by a committee. The or ganisation s aim is to : I, T o tell boys and girls about Jesus and the plan of salvation. 2. To teach young Christians God's W or d 3.To train children for Christian service The organisation is entirely supported by the public and is not underwritten or sponsor ed by any par ticular chur ch or denomination. They r ely entirely upon Philippines 4: 19 and the books are audited by a r eputable accountant. Accor ding to the or ganisation s statement of faith : The Bible is the inspired Word of God and it is the Christian's final authority fr om God. The bir th of Jesus Christ is evi dence of the deity in that He was vir gin born and was God in the flesh without sin when he lived on earth. The Blood of Christ shed on Calvar y is the only atone ment for man's sin. The death, bodily r esur rection of. Jesus from the tomb and His ascension into heaven ar e biblical facts. The believers are called "The Church" which is composed of all those who by faith have accepted Christ as Savior and Lord. The Blessed hope of the Christian is the personal r eturn of the Lord Jesus to take all believers to Heaven. Those who reject God's plan of salvation will be con demned to everlasting punishment. I. The weekly 30-minute and 15 minute radio programs are the foundation for all activities. The ministry goes on air with a well r ehearsed Christ center ed br oadcast by and for the childr en. Many hours of planning and rehearsal are necessary each week to produce a 30 minute program of "network" quality This is done at the stu dio of Abundant Life Bible Chur ch on Abundant Life Road, Nassau, Bahamas. In addition, the organisation presents a straight for war d gospel message by lecture or skit. Simple enough for the children, and sweetly appealing for the not so young. 2. The Mailbox Club Bible Cor respondence Course, comprised of ten lessons for various age groups is being used by many hundr eds of boys and girls. This Bible course helps childr en lear n the basic tr uths of the Word of God and help the saved ones grow in grace. 3. Devotion for Children, a quarterly calendar designed to be r ead to or by chil dr en. It is excellent for family devotions. A free copy is sent to each family who requests one. Extra copies are $1.00 each. The radio staf f is available for meetings in chur ches or for ar ea wide rallies. The Tribune Thursday, September 16, 2010 PG 27 RELIGION All about the Childrens Hour Ministry COURTESY CALL: Members of the organisation pay a courtesy call to the governor general.

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T he excitement of the recent celebration of the Feast of Title of Holy Saviour, Millerton Long Island will linger in the hearts and minds of many of its members as it signified the first time that Fr Burton would be in attendance for any External Solemnities as Rector of St Peters Parish, North Long Island. Anglican Parishioners from the length and br eadth of Long Island r ecently turned out en-masse to celebrate the Feast of Title on Sunday September 12. It was the first time newly or dained Deacon Alvar do Adderley would pr each in the chur ch following his ordination on August 28. He hails from All Saints Parish Joan Heights where Fr Sebastian Campbell serves as rector. After Deacon Adderley s or dination he has been assigned to Holy Cross, Regency Park. As an ordinand studying at Codrington College in Barbados he was assigned to St Peter s Parish, Nor th Long Island under the then Rector Fr Mark Fox. Adderley reminisced that at that time he visited and assisted with Vacation Bible School, Holy Saviour was closed and in a state of disrepair. He commented that the for mer Member of Parliament Sylvia Scriven adopted him as a step son on his initial visit to Long Island. Also in atten dance was the new Rector of St Pauls in South Long Island, Fr Jonathan G.A. Archer. Deacon Adderleys took his text from the gospel passage applicable for the Transfiguration of Jesus found in Lukes gospel chapter 9 verses 28 to 36. The evan gelist retells the narration of Jesus trek up a mountain to pray with his inner cir cle of disciples Peter, James and John. And as he prayed his appearance was transformed or changed into dazzling white. Deacon Adderley admonished the con gregation that the same way Jesus was transformed in the Transfiguration it could happen to them if they believe in him and do His will. He encouraged and challenged members to look deep within themselves to see the inadequacies of their lives and rise to the occasion so that the change can be visible in their lives and families ar ound them. Deacon Adderley added that during the summer befor e his ordination he had an opportunity to visit Cat Island where Fr Bur ton ser ved before relocating to North Long Island. He was enthused with the transfor mation that had taken place on so many churches whilst Fr Burton was priest in charge. He also mentioned the work that needs to be done to this palatial edifice will definitely take place in short order with Fr Bur ton as their new rector. The transforming and renewing of the members bodies, minds and souls can only take place through prayer, reading their Bibles and chur ch attendance on a r egular and consistent basis. And further the transformation would be complete when we meet our Blessed Savior in His Heavenly Kingdom, he added. In his welcome address, Fr Burton allowed long time contemporary Fr Jonathan Ar cher to share with the congregation a few wor ds. Fr Ar cher commented in jest that both he and Bur ton have an endearing relationship that spans some two decades whilst he was an altar ser ver at St Matthew and Fr Bur ton an altar ser ver at St Bar nabas. He said that Bur ton followed him to Codrington College where he was a two years ahead of him. Secondly, at St.Annes in Fox Hill where both ser ved their curacy under Fr Cr osley Walkine and lastly in Eleuthera where he was Rector of St. Patrick, Gover nors Harbor and Fr Burton was the assistant curate at St. Lukes where Fr Andrew Toppin was Rector. And last by no means least they are back together serving one in Nor th Long Island and one in South Long Island. Fr Bur ton concurred with his sentiments and looks forward to sharing in the multiplicity of Patr onal Festivals that will be cel ebrated frequently with the large number of diverse Anglican Churches and Anglican Communities. Fr Burton believes that Patr onal Festivals and Feast of T itles are seen as monumental and memorable occasions in the life of the parish and should never be celebrated in any lack lus ter fashion and the pr esence of all its mem bers to appr eciate and gravitate towards. After the Eucharist mass parishioners and well wishers enjoyed r efreshments befor e depar ting to their various destina tion. The Tribune PG 28 Thursday, September 16, 2010 RELIGION Holy Saviour, Millerton Long Island celebrates Feast of Title CELEBRATION: Celebrating the Feast of title at Holy Saviour in Long Island

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THE Bahamas Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (BBFF has officially named its 10-member team to represent the Bahamas at the Central American and Caribbean Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships, scheduled for September 22-26. Team Bahamas members are Lorraine LaFleur, Charmaine McNabb, Charnice Bain, Lynden Fowler, Raymond Tucker, Desmond Bain, Charles Johnson, Sidney Outten, Paul Wilson and Rob Harris. By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter rdorsett@tribunemedia.net NATIONAL Collegiate Athletic Association programmes will once again look to the Bahamas as a venue on the hardwood during peak vacation months for the second time this year. On the heels of the Bahamas Basketball Federa tions Summer of Thunder, preparations are underway for NCAA teams to return for two separate events in December. The Battle at Atlantis and the Bahamas Sunsplash Shootout will bring together seven NCAA programmes to the shores of the Bahamas ina three-day span to compete in a series of intercollegiate games. It marks the first time in the history of basketball in t he Bahamas that both men and womens NCAA Div-I basketball games will be played locally in such a brief time period and during the NCAA season. The Battle at Atlantis, scheduled for December 18, will see the resort unveil the new 4,500-seat arena, a segment of the 60,000 squarefoot conference center at the Paradise Island resort. The reported $500,000 temporary stadium features stateBy RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter rdorsett@tribunemedia.net FOR the first time in over a year, several versions of a senior mens national basketball team took the court for the Bahamas during a series of exhibitions hosted by the Bahamas Basketball Federation (BBF building blocks for the future of the programme. BBF president Lawrence Hepburn said the teams fielded during the federations Summer of Thunder could serve as an evaluation for the selection process for future national teams. "In addition to providing competition for the visiting teams we also wanted to use this event as somewhat of an evaluation for many of our prospective national team players for the future. It gave us a good look at some of the guys, how they respond to international competition, how they handle the pressure of playing for the country with national recognition," said Hepburn. The Bahamas last fielded a senior mens national team for the 2009 CBC Championships in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, from June 30 to July 4. Alonzo Hinds led the team in scoring at 21.4 points per game as the team finished 1-2 and finished in fifth place in the tournament. Several players from that national team also competed for one of several select squads in the Summer of Thunder, including Jeremy Hutchinson, who led the Bahamas to their only win of the series with 21 points Monday night against Portland State in the 93-90 win. The Bahamas held a double-digit lead for much of the contest, but withered down the stretch and nearly lost the advantage. Hepburn said the ability to execute down the stretch is one of the factors the BBF will look to improve upon for international competition. I would have liked to have seen the team hold onto a lead down the stretch and put the game away when they had the opportunity, he said. They say international games are often won in the last two minutes of the game and in our last two minutes we fell apart, so that is something we will have to monitor closely moving forward. With regional championships on the horizon, the BBF will place players under heavier scrutiny as more international events approach. "The CAC Basketball Championships are next year, so this can be a very important upcoming period for the BBF. More than just they way they play on the floor, we had an opportunity to see a lot of the players work ethic, he said. It gives us good insight to know whether we have the players ready and willing to put in the effort it takes to compete in the region and worldwide, and if we find that we do have these players and other things fall into place then we could see the Bahamas field national teams in the near future." Millers fresh start for 2010-11 season By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter rdorsett@tribunemedia.net A fter playing sparingly for two seasons in one of the most high profile programmes in the National Collegiate Athletic Associations, one Bahami an hoops star will get a fresh start for the 2010-11 season. Dwight Miller will make the tran sition from NCAA Div I to the NJCAA this fall after a transfer from the University of Pittsburgh to Midland Junior College. Miller was said to be the odd man out on the Panthers roster after the perennial Big 10 contenders signed a trio of highly tout ed freshman. J.J. Moore, the highest rated of the Panthers three incoming freshman basketball players out of South Kent Prep in Connecticut and the 8th ranked small forward in the country by scouts.com, strengthened the logjam in the frontcourt which left Miller out of favour. The 6 forward out of St Pius X High School in Houston, Texas, opted to transfer to a junior college to avoid the NCAA rule of sitting out an entire year for transferring from one D-I school to another. He intends to play a single season with the Midland Chapparals and transfer to another D-I school following upcoming season. After a critically acclaimed high school career, when he rose to international prominence for his personal workouts with NBA Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon, Miller chose the Panthers out of several scholarship offers. In his biography on the teams website, he is described as a tena cious rebounder and defender who displays outstanding desire and passion for playing basketball, a quick learner who has the ability to make shots away from the basket and get up and down the floor. Miller redshirted (sat out 2008-09 season. In his final high school season, Miller led the St Pius X Panthers to a 22-8 record and were ranked number four in the state of Texas. They won the TAPPS 6A Dis trict three championship with a 9-0 record as he averaged 15.8 points per game. Miller was nominated for the McDonalds High School AllAmerica Game and had a productive summer heading into the collegiate recruiting process when he averaged 10.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game at the ReebokU Camp. He also earned the Dante Anderson Memorial Award for the player below the radar who made the biggest impact over the course of the camp. Miller is a product of the Frank Rutherford Elite Athlete Development Foundation. Some of the foundations other athletes and alumni include Devard and Devaughn Darling, Ian Symonette, Jeremy Barr, Wannah Bail, Michael Carey, Mikhail McClean, Alex Cooper, Waltia Rolle, Mavin Saunders, Probese Leo, Enrico Forbes and several others. C M Y K C M Y K THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 THETRIBUNE PAGE 15 P AGES 16-18 International sports news TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Phelps coach says Lochte is better, for now... S ee page 18 Summer of Thunder sets hardwood for national team players HEPBURN 6 forward to make transition fr om NCAA Div I to the NJCAA FRESH START: Dwight Miller is all set to make the transition from NCAA Div I to the NJCAA this fall. CAC bodybuilding team named NCAA events put Bahamas on map Battle at Atlantis, Bahamas Sunsplash Shootout all set for December S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 1 1 8 8

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Federer will s kip Davis Cup playoffs to stay fresh BASEL, Switzerland (AP Roger Federer will skip Switzerland's Davis Cup match in Kazakhstan this weekend to stay fresh for the rest of the season. "I need some extra time to relax after the intense weeks in North America so I can finish the year strong," Federer said Wednesday on his official website. Federer reached the US Open semifinals losing in five sets to Novak Djokovic last Saturday won the Cincinnati Masters, and lost in the Toronto Masters final. Federer is next scheduled to play at the Shanghai Masters starting October 10, then return to Europe for the indoor hardcourt season in Stockholm, his hometown event in Basel, and the Paris Masters. His competitive season ends at the ATP World Tour Finals in London beginning November 21. Federer cited schedule problems when he missed Switzerland's 4-1 loss in Spainin a Davis Cup world group match in March. The Swiss had retained their place in the elite 16nation group last September when Federer won both his singles matches in a 3-2 victory in Italy. "Obviously we would have liked to have Roger with us for this match but we knew also that his participation was uncertain," Switzerland captain Severin Luethi said. Switzerland travels to Kazakhstan for the playoffs start ing Friday to decide which country will remain in the world group next year. The Swiss team will be led by US Open quarterfinalist Stanislas Wawrinka. "I'm happy that Stan is in excellent form and that he'll be in good shape in Astana," Luethi said. C M Y K C M Y K INTERNATIONAL SPORTS PAGE 16, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 TRIBUNE SPORTS TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer LONDON (AP Open runner-up Novak Djokovic will get a chance to reach another important final this weekend when Serbia faces the Czech Republic in Davis Cup competition. Djokovic, who lost to Rafael Nadal in four sets on Monday in New York, will lead the Serbs on indoor hardcourt in Belgrade in the best-of-five semifinal starting Friday. The second-ranked Djokovic is undefeated in four matches in the competition this year. "This is one of the key matches and the interest of the Serbian public is huge," Djokovic said. "I'm ready to play in Belgrade, and I don't think this loss to Nadal will affect my form." In the other semifinal, France will host Argentina on indoor hardcourt in Lyon. In the World Group playoffs, it's: Colombia vs. United States; Israel vs. Austria; Germ any vs. South Africa; Swed en vs. Italy; India vs. Brazil; A ustralia vs. Belgium; and Kazakhstan vs. Switzerland. The United States has dropped out of the World Group only once since it began in 1981. Without Andy Roddick in Colombia, the Americans will be represented by John Isner, Mardy Fish, Sam Querrey and Ryan Harrison. US captain Patrick McEnroe will step down after this weekend. He announced his resignation after 10 years on the job during the US Open. McEnroe guided the United States to a Davis Cup title in 2007. Djokovic will play alongside Viktor Troicki, Janko Tipsarevic and Nenad Zimonjic against the Czech team of Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych, Radek Stepanek, Jan Hajek and Ivo Minar. Djokovic beat Roger Federer in the US Open semifinals, twice coming back froma set down to win in five. That put him in the final against Nadal, who had won the previous two major titles at the French Open and Wimbledon and completed a career Grand Slam by winning in Flushing Meadows. "I've played the best tennis now in certainly last seven, eight months, maybe the whole year," Djokovic said. "So from Wimbledon up to this point, I feel much more comfortable on the court, more confident and getting this aggressive game back and the game that I need to have in order to stay at the top, and a game that has been a part of me always." Serbia has never before reached the final as an independent country. As Yugoslavia, the country reached the World Group semifinals in 1988, '89 and '91. The final is scheduled for December 3-5. Argentina is trying to make the final for the third time in the past five years. The team will be led by David Nalbandian, who has won three singles matches and one doubles match in the competition this year despite missing most of last year following hip surgery. "It's going to be tough," Nalbandian said. "I think it's going to be tougher than Russia (in the quarterfinals we have to try to believe in the team and try to do the best all of the days over there.We have to keep our focus on the semis." Nalbandian will be joined by Juan Monaco, Eduardo Schwank and Horacio Zebal los against Gael Monfils, Michael Llodra, Richard Gasquet and Gilles Simon. The French, who last reached the semifinals in 2004, won the Davis Cup in Lyon in 1991, beating the United States 3-1. "You're not playing for yourself, you're playing for your flag," said Monfils, who reached the US Open quarterfinals but lost to Djokovic. "You have your whole country behind you, an unbelievable crowd, your friends on the side, your captain on the chair. There's a different spir it." In the playoffs, Switzerland will take on Kazakhstan without Federer, who has decided to skip the series to stay fresh for the rest of the season. "I need some extra time to relax after the intense weeks in North America so I can finish the year strong," Federer said on his official website. Djokovic leads Serbia in Davis Cup semis By PAUL LOGOTHETIS AP Sports Writer MADRID (AP Open champion Rafael Nadal returned home on Wednes day, insisting his latest tennis triumph did not qualify him as Spain's greatest athlete. Nadal, who became the seventh player to complete a career grand slam with Mon day's victory in New York, said any comparisons to the greats was "madness." "As a tennis player, I took an important step forward with this and these have been s ix unforgettable months," Nadal said shortly after touching down at Madrid's Bara jas airport. "I can't say that I'm the best Spanish sports person of all time because I have no idea. But it's an honor to be considered." Nadal's 2010 triumphs, including French Open and Wimbledon titles, have brought his total of major championships to nine at age 24. His successful season has been a big part of a tremen d ous year of international sporting success for Spain, which won soccer's World Cup for the fist time and saw Alberto Contador win his third Tour de France. "I don't know where (my successes) fit into this year. They are all important," the top-ranked Nadal said. "Luckily, we're living during an era of Spanish sport that will be difficult to repeat. Of course, we could repeat it, but we should enjoy it (now he said. Nadal insists he s not Spain s gr eatest athlete RUNNER-UP: Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, holds the runner-up trophy as Rafael Nadal, of Spain, looks on during the ceremony following the men's championship match at the US Open in New York Monday. Nadal won the match in four sets. (AP Photo

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AP source: Dolphins Odrick to miss one or two games C M Y K C M Y K INTERNATIONAL SPORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010, PAGE 17 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP Don't write off the Patriots so fast. A fashionable pick to lose their grip on the AFC East, the three-time Super Bowl champions showed they're still strong by dominating the Cincinnati Bengals in their season opener. Sure, New England ended last season badly Tom Brady with a mediocre stretch, Wes Welker with a knee injury and the Baltimore Ravens with a lopsided first-round playoff win over Bill Belichick's team. And the New York Jets reached the AFC title game, then grabbed the offseason spotlight by adding big-name veterans, making "Hard Knocks" must-see TV and signing, after a long holdout, the only player who coach Rex Ryan says can cover Randy Moss, Darrelle Revis. But then the games began. Patriots 38, Bengals 24. Ravens 10, Jets 9.So the national sports magazine that had Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez on the cover when it picked his teamto win the division put Brady there this week for the 12th time, with Moss by his side. The Patriots are off to a good start in pursuit of their seventh AFC East title in eight years, but one game doesn't make a season. How these teams compare will be clearer Sunday when they meet at the New Meadowlands Stadium, where Revis will try to shut down Moss. "I look forward to the matchup," Moss said. "I have a lot of respect for Darrelle Revis. He's a young player who definitely matured faster than most young players do. I'll get the best from him. He'll get the best from me. The only thing I can say is, collective-ly as a team, hopefully we get the best of the Jets." If the Patriots are slipping, it didn't show in the opener. They dominated the Bengals, anoth er team that got offseason hype when it acquired Terrell Owens to join Chad Ochocinco as a dangerous wide receiving duo and reality-show TV stars. "Hype doesn't come from us," Patriots running back Sammy Morris said. "We're just focused on going and playing the game." Brady was sharp in the opener, completing 25 of 35 passes for 258 yards, three touchdowns and no inter ceptions just three days after he was "scared out of my mind" but unhurt in a two-car crash. He wasn't sacked as the Patriots overcame the absence of two-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins, an unrestricted free agent who hasn't reported. Welker had eight catches for 64 yards and two TDs less than eight months after surgery for a torn knee ligament. Moss, despite feeling unappreciated by his lack of a contract for 2011, had five receptions for 59 yards before voicing his concerns at a postgame news conference. Add in touchdowns on interception and kickoff returns and the dominance was thorough. "We put it all together," nose tack le Vince Wilfork said. "We were flying around. There were times when it was like we were on another planet." Now they're back down to earth, where Belichick likes it. "I don't think there's anything that carries over into the next game, per se," he said. "It doesn't really matter how you did last week or who you did it against. It's different people. It's a different scheme. It's different the next time you do it. You have to prove it every week in this league. Last week doesn't mean anything." The Jets hope he's right. Against the Ravens last Monday night, they gained just 176 yards with six first downs and no touchdowns. Sanchez threw for 74 yards. Brady has said he "hates" the Jets and wouldn't watch "Hard Knocks." On Sunday, he'll get a closeup view of the defense that was ranked first in the NFL last year. New England's defense is rebuilding. Only four defenders who started the 33-14 playoff loss to Baltimore started against Cincinnati. The firststring cornerbacks are rookie Devin McCourty and second-year pro Darius B utler. And two reliable veteran s tarters, defensive end Ty Warren and c ornerback Leigh Bodden, are out for the season. "We wanted to contain them and limit the big plays," Butler said. "You can be more aggressive and take your shot because even if you miss your tackle, there's three or four more guys coming to back you up, so it gives you more confidence when you have speed out there." The defense lost four mainstays before last season Tedy Bruschi and Rodney Harrison to retirement and Richard Seymour and Mike Vrabel in trades. And the current Patriots have just eight players from their last championship team that won the Super Bowl after the 2004 season. While television viewers' eyes were on the Jets training camp and their ears on Ryan's salty language, the tightlipped Belichick kept the Patriots out of the spotlight. "Who knows what's right or wrong?" Brady said. "Our style has worked for us and that's what's most important. We're not trying to be the Jets and they're not trying to be the Patriots." Those two styles will clash on Sunday a loudmouthed team whose coach talks about winning the Super Bowl and a quiet club that focuses on the next game, not the next title. As a team, I can honestly tell you w e're not riding high," Moss said. The Jets were the Super Bowl favorites to whoever's eyes and we respected that. And I think that the only motivation that you can have as a player or coach is to go out here and just work harder every day." Patriots are still strong despite preseason outlook By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP rookie defensive end Jared Odrick is expected to miss one or two games with a slight hairline fracture in his right leg, a person familiar with the injury said Tuesday. The person, who said s urgery won't be necessary, s poke to The Associated P ress on condition of anonymity because the Dolphins had not disclosed the severity of the injury. Odrick, the Dolphins' firstround draft pick, was hurt Sunday in their season-opening victory at Buffalo. He had a tackle for a loss before leaving the game in the third quarter, and won praise for his play from coach Tony Sparano. The 2009 Big Ten defensive player of the year at Penn State, Odrick began lining up with the first team at right end at the start of training camp. His most likely replacement for Sunday's game at Minnesota is veteran Tony McDaniel. PASSING DRILL: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady works a passing drill at the team's facility in Foxborough yesterday. The Patriots are scheduled to play New York Jets at New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey Sunday. TOP LEFT: New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. (AP Photos Dolphins secondary braces for Favre By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer DAVIE, Florida (AP At one time, Brett Favre throwing against Vontae Davis would have been a laughable mismatch. Davis was 3 when Favre made his NFL debut in 1991. Now, Davis is a second-year cornerback for the Miami Dolphins and part of a revamped secondary bracing to face Favre and the Min nesota Vikings on Sunday. The Dolphins' pass defense was solid in a season-opening 15-10 win at Buffalo. Miami allowed only 116 yards through the air and had three sacks. But that was againstT rent Edwards, who has 25 career touchdown passes. Favre has an NFL record 498. From an experience standpoint, Sunday's game still shapes up as a mismatch. Favre has started 286 g ames, compared with 70 for M iami's four starting defen sive backs. BRETT FAVRE (AP

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By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer AC Milan and Real Madrid began the Champions League with 2-0 victories on Wednesday night as English rivals Chelsea and Arsenal opened with high-scoring wins. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his first two goals for AC Milan since joining on loan from Barcelona, leading the Rossoneri over visiting Auxerre. "He was better in the sec ond half than the first, especially the way he took his two chances," Milan coach Mas simo Allegri said. "He is a very important player for us for his technique and the way he leads the attack." Ibrahimovic scored in the 66th minute after Ronaldin ho passed to Kevin-Prince Boateng, who sent the ball over with a pass off the backof his neck. The Swedish forward scored again three minutes later on a slick counterattacking move that began with Robinho carrying the ball from the defense and cul minated in Ibrahimovic sweeping home Ronaldinho's deft pass. Valter Birsa and Steeven Langil had early shots for Auxerre, and Adama Coulibaly headed against the crossbar. "We knew before the match that Milan had the better players," Auxerre coach Jean Fernandez said. "We have far less experience of the Champions League than Milan. You could see that after an hour. When their players had chances to score, they had the experience to take them." At Madrid, new Real coach Jose Mourinho presided as the nine-time champions beat Ajax in the stadium he won the competition with Inter Milan in May. Xabi Alonso's corner kick was deflected in by Ajax defender Vurnon Anita, and Gonzalo Higuain added a sec ond-half goal off a cross from Mesut Oezil. "We pressed a lot and we didn't let Ajax play how they like to play," Mourinho said. "My forwards just weren't sharp in front of goal." Real went ahead in the 31st minute, and Higuain doubled the lead in the 73rd. "It looked like boys against men tonight," Ajax coach Martin Jol said. "They clearly dominated the game." In London, Cesc Fabregas and Carlos Vela each scored twice in Arsenal's 6-0 rout of Portugal's Braga Fabregas' first Arsenal goals since breaking his right leg Match 31 during a Champions League match against Barcelona. "We played the game we wanted to play, at a high pace, with top technical quality and with a lot of creative attitude," Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. "It's our philosophy and, for long patches of the game, we managed to express that." It was a closer match in the other Group H encounter, with Shakhtar Donetsk captain Dario Srna's 71st-minute free kick giving the Ukrain ian champions a 1-0 victory over Partizan Belgrade. Chelsea, off to a 4-0 start in the Premier League, beat newcomer Zilina 4-1 despite the absence of suspended striker Didier Drogba. The Blues raced into a 3-0 lead inside 30 minutes as Nicolas Anelka's cross was turned in by Michael Essien before the French forward scored two goals himself. Soon after, Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech almost gift ed the home side an equalizer, fumbling Robert Jez's free kick before recovering to stop the ball going into the net. Daniel Sturridge scored Chelsea's fourth in the 48th after latching onto Yossi Benayoun's through ball. Zilina's goal came in the 55th when an unmarked Tomas Oravec pounced on the loose ball from Branislav Ivanovic's deflection after Cech had failed to hold a cross. Match In the other Group F match, defender Cesar Azpilicueta scored a late owngoal to give Spartak Moscowa 1-0 win at Marseille, which wasted several scoring chances. Bayern Munich, beaten by Mourinho's Inter in last May's final, defeated visiting AS Roma 2-0 on late goals by Thomas Mueller in the 79th minute and Miroslav Klose in the 83rd. "When you domi nate and you can't score, you're never safe," Marseille coach Didier Deschamps said. The goals came quicker in the group's other match. Ionut Rada scored in the ninth minute and Lacina Traore in the 12th for Cluj, clinching a 2-1 victory over Basel, which got a goal on Valentin Stoker's header in first-half injury time. By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer HUNT VALLEY, Maryland (AP coach of Michael Phelps acknowledged Monday that the 14-time Olympic gold medallist currently isn't the finest swimmer in the world. Bob Bowman said Ryan Lochte deserves that distinction. Lochte beat Phelps in the 200 individual medley and 200 backstroke finals at the US n ational championships last month, then won six gold medals to Phelps' five at the Pan Pacific championships. "Obviously, Ryan Lochte is the best swimmer in the world this year. No question," Bowman said. "That will be a huge challenge for Michael going forward, hopefully a motivator." On those rare occasions when Phelps loses, he does n ot take it well. "I think one of the biggest things that motivates me now is having that summer that I had not being able to compete at the level that I want and having other people competing better than me," Phelps said. "It's frustrating, but I really think that's going to play a big role over the next two years to keep me being in the best shape. "That's one thing I absolutely hate coming away from a meet really disappointed." Regardless of his expectations, which weren't all that high at the Pan Pacific champ ionships. "Some of the things that happened at Pan Pacs were frustrating, but at the same time I knew it was going to happen," the 25-year-old Phelps said. "I expected that to happen. I wasn't expecting to go out and do my best time. I was hoping, but I gave everything I could, and I think that's all that matters." T he goal for Phelps is to be t he best in the world at the 2012 London Olympics. That's when he will try to come up with a suitable encore for his record-shattering performance at the 2008 G ames in Beijing, where he w on eight gold medals. "The only meet that matters to Michael is in London," Bowman said. Phelps' next important foray into the pool will come in 2 011 at the world champio nships. But even that prestigious meet will be nothing more than another step in his quest to excel at the next Olympics. C M Y K C M Y K INTERNATIONAL SPORTS PAGE 18, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 TRIBUNE SPORTS TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Phelps coach says Lochte is better, for now MICHAEL PHELPS (right in Irvine, California. Phelps won the event and Lochte took second. ( AP Photo) NCAA events put Bahamas on map of-the-art regulation facilities. The men's college basketball doubleheader is expected to feature the Mississippi State Bulldogs against the Virginia Tech Hokies in an SEC-ACC conference matchup, while the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will take on the Richmond Spiders. Plans for the single night double header in the very near future include expanding the event to an eight-team tournament. The BBFs Sunsplash Shootout, a womens event, will feature a trio of teams over the course of the twoday event, slated for December 21-22 at Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium. The Syracuse Orange, Clemson Bulldogs and Baylor Bears are all expected to be featured. The Bears, one of the most high profile NCAA teams in the country, was a participant in the 2010 Final Four and are led by Associated Press All-America second-team selection Brittney Griner. The 6-8 post led the nation in blocks and set new NCAA, Big 12 and Baylor records for single-season blocks with 223. 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ENVIRONMENT Minis-
ter Earl Deveaux tendered
his resignation to the Prime
Minister when The Tribune
revealed he had accepted a
free ride in the Aga Khan’s
helicopter while he had an
application before his Min-
istry.

However Dr Deveaux
told Patty Roker on Island
FM’s listeners of “The Morn-
ing Boil’ how Prime Minis-
ter Hubert Ingraham did not
accept his offer to step
down.

Dr Deveaux admitted he
accepted a free ride in the
Aga Khan’s 12-seater luxury
helicopter to attend a film
screening in Abaco with his
wife and two friends before
going on to the Aga Khan’s
private island in the Exuma
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with Bahamas National
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leader of an Islamic sect, has
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ing site on Bell Island with-
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resign was rejected by the
Prime Minister.

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ham: “I am sure you have
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LOCAL NEWS
Call for ban on fishing
of most marine species

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Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

A CAMPAIGN to protect
sharks from being fished in
Bahamian waters has sparked
the suggestion for a blanket ban
on the fishing of most marine
species.

Freeport attorney Fred
Smith, QC, an environmentalist
with a passion for diving and
sharks, encourages Minister of
Agriculture and Marine
Resources Larry Cartwright to
adopt a new approach to the
protection of natural resources
by only permitting certain
marine life to be fished during
specific seasons according to
size regulations and zoning
laws.

All other marine resources
should be protected from fish-
ing or harvesting by legislation,
Mr Smith said.

His suggestion comes after
The Tribune revealed the vul-
nerability of marine resources
to poaching to satisfy emerging
export markets, as the CEO of
the first sea cucumber export
company in the country said he
would also consider exporting
shark fins and sea urchins to
Hong Kong.

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Ltd opened in Mastic Point,
Andros, late last year and har-
vests an average of 5,000 sea
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Bahamas National Trust (BNT)
in partnership with the Pew
Environment Group which is
gaining international support.

Shark populations are declin-
ing by 70 to 80 per cent global-
ly as they are increasingly being
fished to serve emerging mar-
kets for their meat and fins,
which are used in shark fin soup
and fetch up to $200 per kilo-
gram.

But the Bahamas boasts the
healthiest and most biological-
ly diverse shark population in
the entire Atlantic, and the
BNT wants to keep it that way
by making the Bahamas a sanc-
tuary for sharks.

Campaigners have cited the
benefits of sharks not only to
the ecosystem but also to eco-
tourism, which Mr Smith can
vouch for as a resident of
Grand Bahama, where at least
five dive companies operate
daily excursions from Our
Lucaya to Shark Junction off
the South Coast where tourists
can swim with up to 30 sharks.

“It’s a tremendous attraction
to eco-tourism,” Mr Smith said.

LARRY CARTWRIGHT

“And there have been times
when people have tried to fish
or catch those sharks and
groups have got together to
prevent that. I would encour-
age Minister Cartwright to take
to Cabinet a piece of legisla-
tion that is all encompassing,
and prohibit the taking of any
fish or marine species unless it
is a permitted one.

“T think it’s time the govern-
ment passed an all-embracing
piece of legislation that simply
makes it illegal to take anything
from Bahamian waters unless
it’s specifically permitted, as
opposed to having to go to Par-
liament every time someone
gets a bright idea about deplet-
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or our sea cucumber, or our
sponges or anything else.

“This way it makes the con-
trol of our resources being tak-
en much more effective; it
brings the control of our fish-
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Six armed robberies in two days

By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

THREE tourists were among
those attacked in six armed rob-
beries in the space of two days
this week.

Six pedestrians and the staff
of one shop were held up by
armed thugs on Tuesday, and
on Monday, two church
employees at St Francis Cathe-
dral on West Street were
robbed.

One church employee had
only just arrived in the parking
lot of St Francis when she was
approached by a man armed
with a handgun who robbed her
of her purse.

The gunman then entered
the building and robbed anoth-

er employee of cash and a set of
keys to the Cathedral.

The culprit was described as
six feet tall, of dark complexion,
wearing a long sleeved white
shirt, long blue jeans and a blue
cap.

Tuesday’s string of incidents
started at around 1.30pm when
police responded to reports of
an armed robbery at Robinson
Road, east of Baillou Hill
Road.

A female pedestrian report-
ed being approached by a man
armed with a handgun and
another man. They reportedly
robbed her of jewellery, then
fled on foot heading north onto
Second Street, Coconut Grove.

Three hours later, there was
another robbery on Robinson
Road, this time further east of

Baillou Hill Road at Market
Street.

It was alleged that two men,
one armed with a handgun,
robbed New Kids Sporting
Store of an undetermined
amount of cash.

The culprits reportedly
entered the store and collect-
ed several items of clothing
before approaching the cashier.
Once at the register, one of the
men left the store and returned
with the handgun.

Then, around 8.30 pm, it was
reported that a dark man
armed with a handgun
approached three Spanish
tourists and stole their rental
car in the parking lot of the
Sheraton Hotel on West Bay
Street.

The visitors, all from Madrid,

Spain, were also robbed of their
wallets, credit cards, laptops,
and cell phones.

The gunman fled the area in
the stolen Toyota Yaris SD
rental, registration number 126,
the property of Avis car rental.

Police received two more
reports on Tuesday, both at
around 10pm, of armed rob-
beries in Garden Hills and Nas-
sau Village.

In Garden Hills, it was
alleged that two masked thugs,
one armed with a handgun and
the second with a knife, robbed
a 32-year-old man of his jew-
ellery at a park on Tulip
Avenue.

The masked men were
reported to have fled the area
travelling east in a gold
coloured SUV.

Tarino Lighthourne: | was the
‘Peal victiny’ in the Travolta drama

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

THE ex-paramedic who was
accused of attempting to extort
$25 million from John Travol-
ta has hit the international
headlines less than 10 days
after the charges were
dropped, claiming he and not
the US celebrity was “the real
victim” in the drama that
began with the death of Tra-
volta’s son Jett.

Tarino Lightbourne also
claims that rigor mortis had set
in by the time paramedics were
called to the scene, indicating
Jett had been dead for at least
three hours when he was
found, contrary to official
statements.

His comments were made in
what the Daily Mail of Lon-
don, which ran the story as an
“exclusive” in its online and
print editions yesterday, said
was a three hour interview at
Lightbourne’s Freeport, Grand
Bahama, home.

The headline on the piece
is: “I saw what REALLY hap-
pened on the night John Tra-
volta’s teenage son died.”

It comes days after Light-
bourne and his co-accused for-
mer PLP senator Pleasant
Bridgwater were informed on
September 6 in the Supreme
Court that the extortion case
against them had been
dropped because Mr Travolta
no longer wished to pursue the

matter.

The reason given for this
was that “the long-pending sta-
tus of this matter continued to
take a heavy emotional toll on
my family, causing us to con-
clude that it was finally time
to put this matter behind us,”
according a statement from the
Travolta family.

However, his latest bout of
publicity for Lightbourne sug-
gests this is not going to hap-
pen any time soon.

In the article, Lightbourne
states: “I’m very sorry that
John Travolta lost his son, of
course, and I’ve always been
a huge fan of his. I have no axe
to grind. But I am the real vic-
tim, not John Travolta.”

“I have been paraded as a
common criminal and thrown
in jail (he spent 25 days in
prison before being bailed),
and I have lost my job.

“The truth is I wish now that
the trial had gone ahead so
that I could clear my name and
get my dignity back.”

Jett, 16, had autism and was
known to suffer serious
seizures every few days.

In the article, Lightbourne
alleges the charges against him
were intended to divert atten-
tion from the circumstances
surrounding Jett’s death.

In a statement released on
the day of his death, Mr Tra-
volta’s attorney at the time
Michael Ossi, said that what
was known at the time was that
Jett, Travolta and his wife Kel-

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a seizure at 10am and “all
attempts to revive him were
unsuccessful.” Jett was said to
have hit his head after he col-
lapsed from the seizure.

In the Daily Mail article,
Lightbourne maintains that
while a doctor said Jett had
been dead only “a few min-
utes” when help arrived, it
appeared there was something
very wrong with this assess-
ment.

“The boy’s eyes were fixed
and dilated, I noticed dry
blood stains around both his
ears and nostrils and the sides
of his mouth... and the body
was already in a state of rigor
mortis,” said Lightbourne.
“That usually starts about
three hours after death.”

Lightbourne and his attor-
ney, Pleasant Bridgwater were
charged with an extortion con-
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A WITNESS in the attempt-
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up while walking with friends
on the Cable Beach strip in
May 2008.

During the hold up, John
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when they passed the home of
former Prime Minister Perry
Christie that she noticed two
men standing at Ruby Avenue
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that she did not have a good
feeling and felt that something
was going to happen. She said
that the men were talking and
looking in the direction of
Susan and her friend Betty
who were walking ahead of
them. Mrs Algios told the
court that when they crossed
Ruby Avenue the two men
approached them. She said
that one of the men stood in
front of her and the other in
front of John. She recalled that
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

How foolish

The Tribune Limited

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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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

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

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Europe pushes austerity, even for royalty

MADRID — French workers and
Spanish royalty became the latest to feel
the bite of Europe's debt crisis as officials
said the king and queen would have to
tighten their belts and France's National
Assembly voted to delay retirement until
the ripe old age of 62.

Spaniards largely welcomed word that
their monarchs are feeling their pain
Wednesday, but anger flared across the
border as French lawmakers overcame
vocal protests to send to the Senate a
sweeping overhaul of the retirement plan,
including a highly contested measure to
extend working life beyond 60.

The vote in the lower house of parlia-
ment was 329-233. The opposition was
boisterous, with Socialists shouting
"Resign!" as the Assembly president cut
short debate and thousands of protesters
marched outside.

Riot police guarded a crowd that police
estimated at 6,500 and protesters at 20,000.
Last week, opposition to the bill drew at
least 1.1 million protesters into the streets
of 220 cities and a strike disrupted trains,
planes, hospitals and mail delivery across
France. The vote puts France on track
to become the latest country to require
workers to stay on the job longer. Ger-
many is set to raise its retirement age over
the coming years from 65 to 67 to offset a
shrinking, aging population, and the Unit-
ed States is gradually doing the same.

Spain is doing the same, enraging
unions that are planning Spain's first gen-
eral strike in nearly a decade for Septem-
ber 29 to denounce competition-minded
reforms that make it easier and cheaper
for companies to lay people off.

Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez
Zapatero is to present a slimmed-down
budget for 2011 this month, and an official
with the Spanish Royal Palace said
Wednesday it expects King Juan Carlos
and Queen Sofia to get a slimmer piece of
that national pie. Spain is trying to chip
away at a 20 per cent unemployment rate
and generate growth — and to avoid let-
ting its deficit push Spain off the cliff
Greece almost went over in May, when it
was saved by a 110 billion ($143.5 bil -
lion) EU and IMF rescue package.

That package demanded reforms

WAN TED

designed to foster competition that are
still drawing protests. Outside Athens,
truckers who triggered a run on gas sta-
tions over the weekend parked their vehi-
cles along highways for a third day
Wednesday. Spain's monarchs are not
the first to be hit by the European crisis. In
July, Britain said Queen Elizabeth II was
cutting spending, reducing the cost of the
British monarchy by 8 per cent from the
previous year at £38 million ($58 million).
Spain's royals are a comparative bargain:
The 2010 Royal Palace budget was 8.9
million ($11.4 million).

Europe's other royals appear less
inclined to emergency frugality. In the
Netherlands, Crown Prince Willem-
Alexander and Princess Maxima want to
tear down postwar farmhouses to build
three villas at a reported cost of 6 million
each. And the Swedish royal court got 7
per cent more money in 2010 — 125 mil-
lion kronor ($17.5 million) — partly to
cover Crown Princess Victoria's wedding
to her personal trainer and their new
accommodation at Haga castle.

This summer, in the Spanish national
spirit of adjusting to leaner times, the king
and queen shaved two weeks off their
vacation on the island of Mallorca, sailed
less frequently on the royal yacht Fortuna
and received fewer guests. They did, how-
ever, host U.S. first lady Michelle Oba-
ma and daughter Sasha for a brief courtesy
call as the Americans wound up a visit to
Spain. The 140 staffers who work for the
royal family saw their wages cut by as
much as 15 per cent along with other civ-
il servants as part of an austerity plan
enacted in May. The king and queen will
see cuts for 2011 as well, a palace official
said Wednesday on condition of anonymi-
ty in line with palace rules, though he
wouldn't say how much.

On the streets of Madrid, there were
few tears for the shrinking royal coffers.

"We are all suffering from the crisis,"
said 66-year-old retiree Pedro Barco. "I
think it only normal that the king and
queen have less money.”

(This article was written by Daniel
Woolls and Jamey Keaten, Associated
Press Writers).



do politicians
believe us to be?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

OK, let me see if I got this
right.

If you cross the North
Korean border illegally you
get 12 years hard labour, or
shot. If you cross the Iranian
border illegally you are
detained indefinitely. If you
cross the Afghan border ille-
gally, you get shot. If you
cross the Saudi Arabian bor-
der illegally you will be
jailed. If you cross the Chi-
nese border illegally you
may never be heard from
again. If you cross the
Venezuelan border illegally
you will be branded a spy
and your fate will be sealed.
If you cross the Cuban bor-
der illegally you will be
thrown into political prison
to rot.

If you enter the Bahamas
illegally you get a job, dri-
vers licence, NIB card, wel-
fare (from Government,
Red Cross, Salvation Army
and the churches), food
stamps, the right to own
your own business without a
licence, the right to build
homes on Bahamian land
(no plumbing) without per-
mits while working here
without a permit and send-
ing all their money back
home and building their
mansion for their family
there, free water from the
government pump, free edu-
cation, free health care all
with government support,
hundreds of dollars worth
of public documents print-
ed in their language, the
right to place your flag on
your business establishment
and vehicles without the
presence of a Bahamian flag
and despite the protest of
the Bahamians you will be
given the opportunity to
help form our government,
and get top white collar
positions on your jobs.
Unheard of anywhere else
in the world for the simple
reason of country security
and, oh let’s not forget, pro-
tocol and common sense
practice.

We just wanted to make
sure we had a firm grasp on
the situation at hand ...

Well we have had enough,
what about you! It’s time we
say enough is enough to any
of our governments playing
mind games while using us
as chess pieces. It’s time for
us to say enough to any
opposition party that sits by
and allows the governing
party to seemingly run over
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the House of Assembly to
discuss Bahama deals, oil
leaks in the gulf, and the
building of new housing
communities.

Fellow Bahamians, we
ask you to consider how
foolish the politicians per-
ceive us to be.

While we are being dis-
posed of daily by employ-
ers, already being forced to
sell our vehicles and remove
our children from one
school to the next. Along
comes the government and
the opposition offering to
build more houses either
while they are in office or
after they get in office and
all for the low cost of, get
this $140,000 - $180,000 and
this is in the ghetto areas.
Have you tried to get a piece
of Crown land at a reason-
able cost on a Family Island
lately, well now govern-
ments are seemingly setting
regulations to make this cost
challenging for the people
wishing to return home. Oh
the foreigner can build hous-
es, farm and even are given
money if they willingly
return home. Won’t it be
nice if we had a Bahamian
government that would offer
us as little as an acre of
Crown land for any Bahami-
an wishing to return home
and farm, or a piece of land
100x100 for the Bahamian
who wishes to return to their
homeland, after all its just
bush. Oh to be treated with
respect by any government
of our choosing, is it just a

dream? Can we find some
people with a caring heart
to step up and be a govern-
ment who despite seeking
personal goals will not be
offended to allow us to live
from more than just the
crumbs that fall from the
politician’s table.

Fellow Bahamians, we
have doctors, nurses, teach-
ers, tile layers, construction
workers who are ready to
return home to continue
their profession and live,
But can’t afford it. While a
politician only has to serve
two terms and their spouse
receives thousands of dol-
lars monthly for the rest of
their lives. We ask you why
are there no plans for us?
It’s time we say enough, and
stand together as Bahami-
ans.

Please consider the oppo-
sition party’s action, where
are they when we need a
voice, why are there no ral-
lies being called or marches
on Bay Street to protest
some of these bills that are
being shoved down our
throat. We will tell you why.
It’s because in the next few
months they will prey on
your ignorance and call you
out of your house nightly to
put on shows and tell you
what you already know. We
ask you, is that a reason to
vote for them? Make them
talk now by telling them
enough is enough and ask-
ing them to be a more vocal
and hands on opposition.

Stay tuned, more to
come.

MINISTER S DAVIS
Nassau,
September, 2010.

Some questions about Exuma dredging

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Tread in The Tribune this morning a headline which read:
"Favourable assessment for Exuma dredging, excavation

plans.”

It goes on to say that the plans call for dredging 8.8 acres
of sea bed and excavate sand and rock at Bell Island in the
Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park.

Twill make no comment. I will, however, ask some ques-

tions:

Is this the Exuma Land and Sea Park that is the first of its

kind in the world?

Is this dredging operation associated with the same man
who just recently donated one million dollars to the Bahamas

National Trust?

Is Earl Deveaux Minister of the Environment?
Is this dredging operation associated with the same man
whose luxury helicopter was just recently flying the same

Earl Deveaux around Exuma?

Was an environmental Impact study done of the area

which they propose to dredge?

Who paid for the environmental impact study?

Just asking.

PIERRE DUPUCH
Nassau,
September 14, 2010

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010, PAGE 5



Four GB educators

offer themselves
as BUT candidates

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Financial
accountability and transparen-
cy is the main focus of four
educators on Grand Bahama
who are offering themselves as
candidates in the upcoming
Bahamas Union of Teachers
(BUT) election on September
21.

Current trustee Juliamae
Johnson-Roberts, Valencia
Carroll, Joneth Edden, and
Meoshe Basden-Curtis are
vying for the positions of
trustee, assistant treasurer,
executive member, and area
vice-president, respectively.

They are vowing to restore
the union’s “integrity”.

Last year, in an historic and
near unanimous vote of no
confidence, more than 200 del-
egates decided they were fed
up with the “bickering and
infighting” and ousted the
executive team.

In the Grand Bahama dis-
trict, there are some 600 plus
members who are expected to
cast their ballots next Tuesday.

Candidates here have been
campaigning hard, distributing
flyers outlining their goals and
organising press conferences
to reach perspective voters.

Ms Roberts, who has served
as trustee for the past six years,
is seeking re-election. She
believes that the leadership has
failed in its duties.

Integrity

“We need to restore the
integrity which has been lack-
ing in the BUT. The inept
behaviour of the leadership is
unacceptable and we are ask-
ing the membership to vote for
us and allow us to bring back
the union to its glory days,”
she said.

Some of her goals are to
cause an audit to be conducted
at the 63rd annual general
meeting and ensure that union
funds are invested wisely
through collaborative efforts.

Ms Roberts is a veteran edu-
cator who has served in the
public school system for the
past 37 years. She has been a
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steward and trustee.

Valencia Carroll, candidate
for assistant treasurer, has
pledged to bring good gover-
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ability to the union.

“Good governance is vital
in restoring integrity in the
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Mrs Carroll promises to
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“We have been falling short
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have not been able to conduct
a proper audit and give a
proper account of funds to the
membership,” she said.

She said teachers are expe-
riencing economic hardship
and the union should assist
wherever possible.

Mrs Carroll has held vari-
ous positions within the
union, including trustee, exec-
utive member, vice-chairman
and shop steward.

Joneth Edden, a teacher at
Eight Mile Rock High School,
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a difference as an executive
member in the union.

“This is my first time run-
ning as a candidate in the
BUT elections, but if elected I
will ensure that fairness and
accountability is top priority
in the union,” she said.

Meoshe Basden Curtis, the
candidate for area vice-presi-
dent, said one of her goals is
to provide transparency and
accountability in leadership
and hold regular meetings
with the membership.

She said she will also seek
to provide training for teach-
ers, and scholarships or
awards for the Grand
Bahama District Teacher of
the Year.

Mrs Curtis also wants to
establish an emergency fund
plan that will benefit teach-
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“level of objectivity,” said the
attorney.

This is compounded by the
fact that police are sometimes
assigned to provide security
for magistrates, he said.

“There is no sort of isola-
tion or insulation from the
magistrate, so the appearance
of fairness does not exist. So it
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Defence Force officers in
crisis management and.
anti-terrorism courses

THIRTY-FOUR officers and
marines from the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force were
given tools to better face the
challenges of the 21st century
and the ongoing struggle against
terrorism in a two-week training
course at the Coral Harbour
Base.

Conducted by the members
of United States Coast Guard
International Training Division
Team, both the Maritime Crisis
Management Course and the
Seaport/Anti-Terrorism Cours-
es were tailored to the specific
needs of the region.

The Maritime Crisis Man-
agement Course was designed
to enhance the skills of the class
participants by making them
better decision-making man-
agers. The course provided the
necessary skills that marines can
apply when responding in times
of crisis or emergencies within a
maritime port.

Divided into four compo-
nents, the first dealt with crisis
control, which gave an overview
on Weapons of Mass Destruc-
tion (WMD) as well as infor-
mation on the latest known
WMD smuggling trends.

Component two dealt with
lectures regarding internation-
ally recognised principles for
protecting a maritime port com-
plex, vulnerability assessment,
risk management and risk based
decision making.

The third component com-
prised an overview of the Inci-
dent Command System (ICS)
and the principles of crisis man-
agement.

The final component dealt
with a tabletop “maritime crisis”
practical exercise, which
allowed class participants to
solve crisis scenarios.

The Seaport/Anti-Terrorism
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Bahamian woman
Shot dead by ‘gun
mistaken for lighter’

A BAHAMIAN woman !

was shot and killed by an

American man who claims }
he mistook a small gun for }

a cigarette lighter.
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Shakarra Ward was shot
at 11.50 pm last Friday at
a house party in Corpus
Christi, Texas.
According to witnesses

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shot in the chest by her
husband's cousin who

accidentally discharged
the weapon, believing it

was a lighter shaped like a

gun.
American police arrest-
ed Joseph Douglas, 23, on

suspicion of manslaughter.
Shakarra, affectionately }

called Karra, had lived in
the United States for a
few months and was born
in Nassau according to a
website set up in her hon-
our.

Her remains will be
flown to the Bahama for
burial.

LOCAL NEWS

Archdeacon uses sermon to
deny ‘relationship’ rumours

FROM page one

ship with the wife of a prominent busi-
nessman.

Speculation has been swirling for weeks
in the Anglican community and beyond
over allegations that married Father
Brown, of St Agnes church in Grants
Town, was having an affair with the
woman.

It was alleged that the woman in ques-
tion is the wife of a member of his con-
gregation who he was counselling. It is
also reported that her husband hired a
private detective to ascertain the nature of
their relationship. However, these claims
were not confirmed.

Yesterday, Bishop Laish Boyd, head of
the Anglican Church in the Bahamas and
the Turks and Caicos, denied any knowl-
edge of the accusations brought against
Father Brown.

“IT don’t have any comment because I
don’t know what youre talking about,”
said Bishop Boyd when contacted yester-
day on the matter.

However, Archbishop Drexel Gomez
— now Assistant Bishop of the Bahamas
and the Turks and Caicos islands — admit-

ted the allegations against Father Brown
came to his attention about two weeks :

ago, “when the talk first started.”

And he confirmed that he was in Father }
Brown’s congregation on Sunday during :
First Mass when the rector raised the issue :

in an apparent attempt to clear the air.

“He denied that there’d been any inap-
propriate relationship,” said Archbishop :

Gomez.

Archdeacon Brown was most recently }
in the press after he was charged in April :
2009 with an alleged assault in an attempt }
to discipline a 15-year-old girl at a church |
picnic in October 2008. After a four- }
month trial, he was acquitted of the }
charge in October 2009 on a technicality }

by Magistrate Ancella Evans-Williams.

Magistrate Williams made her decision }
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This case for acquittal had been argued
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girl was taken to hospital by
ambulance.

Her condition is unknown.

The suicide attempt came
just hours after a 15-year-old
boy at Anatol Rodgers High
School tried to kill himself with
a pair of scissors in a adminis-
trator's office.

The distraught boy sought
help from the administrator
around 4pm on Tuesday. At
some point during their con-
versation the administrator left
to get another school employee.
When the pair returned to the
office, they found the boy cut-
ting himself.

Although he managed to
inflict some wounds, school
officials were able to intervene
and save his life. The boy was
taken to hospital for treatment.

Education Minister
Desmond Bannister described
the suicide attempt as a "cry
for help” and said in many cas-
es, school officials are called to
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areas of BCB's operations. The
majority of the proposed reduc-
tions will come from ZNS'
Grand Bahama office, the
northern service, cutting staff
levels from 48 to 26. Other
major cuts include reducing the
accounting department from 17
staff to seven; reducing the
community department from
four employees to two; reduc-
ing the executive office from
eight to five employees; reduc-
ing the human resources sec-
tion from eight to six employ-
ees; slashing the marketing and
sales department from 16 staff
to three; down-sizing the news
department from 36 employees
to 22.

Under the plan staff will be
down-sized in the operations
department from 23 to 14; from
23 to 11 in the radio depart-
ment; from four to two workers
in the traffic department; and
from 38 to 36 in the program-
ming department.

It is also reported that the
BCB board plans to eliminate
the parliamentary channel from
ZNS control and let go the five
employees in that area. It is
reported that the board wants
the channel put under the man-
agement of the Cabinet Office.

The one area that will see an
increase in staff is the research
department, which currently
has no employees but will see
three new persons hired under
the proposal.

In June, BCB Chairman
Michael Moss revealed that
about 70 employees would be
let go from the agency in a
move to deflate its bloated
wage bill and bring expenditure
in line after a budget cut of
about 50 per cent, from $8.5
million in the last fiscal year,
to $4.25 million this fiscal year.

Student taken
to hospital
after ‘stabbing’

A MALE student of CC
Sweeting Senior High School
was taken to hospital yesterday
after reportedly being stabbed
by another student.

Up to press time, Press Liai-
son Officer Sergeant Chrislyn
Skippings could only confirm
that "an altercation” occurred
at the campus yesterday.

However, unconfirmed
reports indicate that a fight
broke out at the campus yes-
terday morning during break
time leaving one student nurs-
ing three stab wounds to the
hip, thigh and hand.

The boy was taken to hospi-
tal but his condition is
unknown.

Another student is said to be
helping police with their inves-
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LOCAL NEWS



Education visit
ends in student
brawl mayhem

FROM page one

loiter in large numbers once
they have left the controlled
school environment. This
trend was said by police and
school administrators to
lure predators or external
forces that negatively affect
the vulnerable youth.

However, just minutes
after the first wave of C V
Bethel Senior High School
students descended upon
the plaza, a dispute between
those students, young men
not in school uniform, and
students from a private
school erupted — leading to
the arrest of three persons.

C V Bethel Senior High
was said to have more than
1,400 students, with at least
500 of them travelling to
and from school on public
transport.

Mr Bannister said: “This
school (C V Bethel) is a
very disciplined school, and
you can see this by their
appearance — everyone is
properly dressed — howev-
er once out of school their
conduct quickly changes,
and this can be due to any
incident. Like you saw with
this incident, once there was
an outbreak of violence, see
how quickly the children all
rushed to the area. An inci-
dent that was originally
between a specific group of
persons is now escalated to
endanger a much wider
number of children. Outside



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of school is where they vent
their frustrations — we have
to hold kids to standards,
teach them to have stan-
dards even out of school
when they are out in the
street.”

This year, administration
at C V Bethel opted to step
outside the boundaries of
the school and install “sen-
tries” at the plaza, hoping
that their presence would
deter the warring students
and external predators.
Senior masters, using the
school’s bus as a station,
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still feel like there is a lot
of room for improvement.
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Community members in
the Baillou Hill Road and
John Road area support Ms
Beneby’s sentiments, fol-
lowing the shooting of
Rashad Rolle, an eighth
grade T A Thompson stu-
dent, on Monday.

Shop owners, parents
and residents in that area
voiced concern that the
shooting has signaled an
escalation of violence
between and against stu-
dents.

It was reported Monday's
shooting also stemmed from
a widespread fight between
students, a mix of uni-
formed and plain-clothed
youngsters.

Mr Bannister added:
"We have to create an
awareness of this type of
behaviour, once we do that
we can move forward
toward understanding the
dynamics of why this is hap-
pening.”

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LOCAL NEWS

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of dollars from John Travolta
for a document which the actor
was said to have signed which
would have allowed the para-
medics to leave without tak-
ing Jett to the nearby Rand
Memorial Hospital, allowing
him to be transported instead
to an awaiting small aircraft.

In the article, Journalist
David Jones makes the point
that Lightbourne himself could
be considered somewhat odd.

“It must be said, Light-
bourne is not the easiest man
to deal with and at times his
behaviour may cause you to
question his story,” wrote the
reporter.

Meanwhile, the article goes
on to note that the only way
of determining what really
happened that day, and how
long Jett had been dead for,
would have been by an autop-

sy and Coroner’s Inquest.

Bahamian authorities never
officially released the results
of the autopsy performed on
Jett Travolta. Then-Police
Commissioner Reginald Fer-
guson said the results would
not be released because there
was "nothing criminal” about
the boy's death. He was cre-
mated and his ashes flown to
Florida within days of his sud-
den death.

The article states: “Nobody
outside the Travolta camp and
the Bahamian authorities has
ever seen (the autopsy)
because, like so much of the
crucial evidence, it has not
come to light.”

It further points out that
there has been no Coroner’s
Inquest scheduled to investi-
gate the death, despite the fact
that “as a former British
colony, the Bahamas’ legal sys-
tem is based on Britain's,
where a full inquest would
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Attempted murder trial
FROM page three

said that she replied “No” and
clutched her bag. Mrs Algios
said that the man stepped
behind her and pulled on the
strap of her bag causing her to
fall to the ground. The wit-
ness told the court that while
being dragged the strap on
her bag broke. She said that
she saw one of the young men
reach into his pocket and pull
something out. The witness
told the court that she initial-
ly thought it was a knife.

“T thought he was going to
stab me,” she told the court.
She described the assailant as
being of a darker complexion
and taller than the other
assailant. Mrs Algios said that
she heard a gunshot and ini-
tially thought it was a BB gun.

“T thought it was a joke,”
she told the court. She said
however that she heard John
say that he had been shot and
saw him clutching his chest.
She said that the two
assailants then ran off. It was
at that point that they began
screaming for help. Accord-
ing to Mrs Algios a woman
eventually stopped to assist
them and a man drove John
to the hospital.

Mr Casper was also back
on the witness stand yester-
day for cross-examination. Mr
Casper said that he gave two
statements to police; one on

May 19 while in the Bahamas
and the other on June 5, 2008
while at the Bergenfield
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Defence attorneys however
sought to point out inconsis-
tencies in his statements and
what he had testified in court.
Attorney Godfrey “Pro” Pin-
der who represents Ebenez-
er Sherman — one of the men
on trial — suggested to Mr
Casper that he had been
forced to identify the two men
on trial as the men involved in
his shooting. Mr Casper how-
ever denied this suggestion.
Mr Pinder also suggested to
Mr Casper that he and
Bahamian police were trying
to frame his client, a sugges-
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denied.

Attorney Donna Major,
who represents Bradley
Sanders, pointed out that the
description Mr Casper had
given the court of his
assailants was not consistent
with the description he had
given to police in a statement
on May 19, 2008. She also
pointed out that it was his evi-
dence that the person who
held onto Joan Algios’ bag
was not the person who had
shot him. She pointed out that
he had told police that it was
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held onto Mrs Algios’ bag.
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will be on hand to talk to market buyers about their homemade
and homegrown goods, the BNT said.

The market will open at 8am and close at 1pm. Admission is
free.

The Trust first held the ‘Da Market’ in June of this year
and said it has received such a positive response from ven-
dors and shoppers that it has decided to make it a monthly
event.

“We have received great support from our members and
we are very excited to add ‘Da Market’ as a new BNT event,”
said Urmie Braynen, coordinator for the event.

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PAUL MCWEENEY

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The Bahamas has the most
advanced electronic banking
system in the Caribbean, a
leading banker told Tribune
Business yesterday, with this
nation’s commercial banks
likely to soon discuss launch-
ing a SWITCH component to
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to be the second city prop-
er in New Providence, and
the business owners under
the Carmichael Business
League umbrella are
organising and empower-
ing others in the area to get
it done.

President of the League,
Ethric Bowe, is pushing for
businesses in the area to
consolidate their resources
and make Carmichael
become an organised, self-
sustaining municipality.

“We hope to one day call
it Carmichael City,” said
Mr Bowe.

According to him, the
League is focused on
bringing success models to
its membership, impacting
the way they see and oper-
ate their own businesses in
a bid to make them more
successful.

Yesterday, the League
held a forum aimed at edu-
cating not only Carmichael
business owners, but any
person interested in busi-
ness development and sus-
tainablility.

Well-known principal of
Arawak Homes, Franklyn
Wilson, encouraged atten-
dees to never give up, co-
operate and pool
resources.

Mr Wilson recounted the
start of his journey to suc-
cess with the story of a co-
operative he and several
others formed called the
Sunshine Boys. According
to him, this involved the
pooling of not only liquid
capital, but also ideas and
knowledge.

He added that entrepre-
neurship was the country’s
“biggest problem”, as
many would-be business
owners come up short on
viable, concise business

SEE page 8B

Uniairly prejudiced’
over $102m foreclose

@ Major British Colonial Hilton investor writes to Canadian trade
officials arguing that treatment by Central Bank and Bahamian
judicial system over South Ocean loan ‘may have bearing’ on

nation’s WTO bid

Bi Claims being discriminated against as foreign investor, with
issue having ‘far ranging implications’ for all lenders doing

business in Bahamas

Mf Argues judicial system ‘operates well below any reasonable
standard’, and Bar Association ‘impeding’ use of foreign counsel

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A major international
investor has written to Canadi-
an trade officials suggesting that
the difficulties it has encoun-
tered in foreclosing on the $102
million loan secured on the
South Ocean resort “may have
a bearing” on the Bahamas’
application for full World
Trade Organisation (WTO)
membership, arguing that is
“being unfairly prejudiced” as a
foreign entity.

Attorneys for the Canadian
Commercial Workers Industry
Pension Plan (CCWIPP), which
apart from its South Ocean
interests also holds a $60 mil-
lion investment in downtown

Nassau’s British Colonial
Hilton, wrote to Canada’s
Jamaica-based senior trade
commissioner on August 27,
2010, alleging that its foreclo-
sure efforts were being ham-
pered by the Central Bank of
the Bahamas and Bahamian
judicial system.

The letter, signed by Alain
Lenezner QC, a copy of which
has been obtained by Tribune
Business, said CCWIPP and its
Propco 39 investment company
were “concerned with the appli-
cation of the Government of
the Bahamas to join the WTO
as a result of its experiences in
dealing with the Bahamian judi-
cial system over the past few
years. “In the best interest of
Canadians who may consider

City Markets owed staff pension
fund $500k at end-2009

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Bahamas Supermarkets, parent company of the 11-store City
Markets grocery chain, owed the staff pension fund almost $519,000
at its 2009 year-end in unpaid rent for the company’s head office,
with its financial troubles preventing any contributions by the
firm to the plan during the 2007-2009 period.

The audited financial statements for Bahamas Supermarkets
2009 fiscal year are more than a year late, given that the period
closed some 14 and-a-half months ago, but they provide a further
insight into the problems afflicting the supermarket chain and
management’s plans to remedy them, the accounts being heavily
qualified by Deloitte & Touche (Bahamas).

In qualifying its opinion, the Bahamian accounting firm said it
was unable to “satisfy ourselves” that the value of Bahamas Super-

SEE page 8B

Bahamas
commits

to reform
at WTO

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The Bahamas has
embarked upon a multi-
pronged reform strategy that
will “considerably improve
access” to this nation for for-
eign goods suppliers on a
Most Favoured Nation
(MEN) basis, the minister of
state for finance has con-
firmed.

Addressing the first meet-
ing of the World Trade
Organisation (WTO) work-
ing party that will negotiate
the terms of the Bahamas’
accession to full member-
ship in the global trade over-
seer, Zhivargo Laing never-
theless said the Government
wanted to balance this com-
mitment with the need to
“safeguard our growth and
promote development”.

Confirming that the
Bahamas had “done consid-
erable work and has begun
reforming laws governing
both foreign and internal
trade” to come into WTO
compliance, Mr Laing said
the Government had
engaged numerous overseas
consultants to begin the
process of legislative reform.

This, he added, would
involve reforms to Customs
and intellectual property

SEE page 3B

investing in the Bahamas, we
are of the view that you should
be aware of these experiences,
as they may assist you when
responding to inquiries from
Canadian investors.”

The letter, which was sent to
trade commissioner Rick McEI-
rea via the Canadian High
Commission in Kingston,
Jamaica, seems timed to coin-
cide with the Bahamas’ first
meeting with the WTO working
party that will negotiate the
terms of its accession to full
membership. That meeting is
taking place in Geneva this
week.

It also coincides with talks

SEE page 8B

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lesser $8m version, although agrees city dump ‘not
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* Bidder remains willing to negotiate and resolve any
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By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The Government yesterday confirmed it was “not proceed-
ing” with the $20 million proposal to upgrade and outsource
management of the Tonique Williams-Darling Highway land-
fill to the private sector, even though it acknowledge the site -
an “urgent priority” - was presently being “badly supervised”.

Ronald Thompson, permanent secretary in the Ministry of the
Environment, told Tribune Business that the Ingraham admin-
istration had “decided not to go in the direction” of accepting
either the initial $20 million proposal by Miami-based Cam-
bridge Project Development Inc, or a ‘watered down’ $8 million
version that it had subsequently asked the company for.

When asked by this newspaper about Cambridge’s concerns
that six months’ worth of negotiations had “stalled”, and that the
Government might be considering other options for New Prov-
idence’s landfill, Mr Thompson initially responded: “That might
be their concern, and it might be correct, I suppose.

“We’re looking at the management of the landfill site in
conjunction with waste-to-energy, and I suppose that’s about all
I can say on it right now. We’re in the preliminary stages of
going in that direction, and I don’t know if we have anything
finalised in that regard.”

But, when pressed by Tribune Business, Mr Thompson then
conceded: “Tt’s correct to say we’re not proceeding with the pro-
ject as outlined by Cambridge at this time.”

Declining to explain the Government’s reasoning for its

SEE page 7B



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EXAM SUCCESS: Osborne T. Lockhart

ties Training Institute (STI).

evolving fields of securities and financial services.”
Mr Lockhart is pictured.

Steering through
‘different vectors

t's almost impossi-
ble to discuss graph-
ics software without
first establishing an

i understanding of the differ-
? ences between the two
: major graphic type images.
i Understanding these valu-
? able fundamentals is often
? tough to grasp, but if you
i work with graphics at all,
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: them. Basically, there are
i two different techniques for
A private banking administrator at Butterfield Bank ; creating, storing and pro-
(Bahamas), Osborne 'T. Lockhart, passed the Series 7 exami- ; cessing computer images:
nation in the US after studying with the Nassau-based Securi- bitmap and vector. Let's
Michael Miller, STT’s president, said: “Our investment train- : . oS eee ee |
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dations and practical skills necessary to succeed in the rapidly : virtue that we will explore.

What is a Bitmap image?
Bitmap images (also

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made up of pixels in a grid.
Pixels are picture elements;
tiny dots of individual colour
that make up what is seen
on your screen.

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computer monitors display
about 70 to 100 pixels per
inch, while the actual num-
ber depends on your moni-
tor and screen settings.

However, when printing
bitmaps your printer
requires much more image
data than a monitor.

For example: In order to
render a bitmap image accu-
rately, the typical desktop
printer needs 150-300 ppi.
As photos usually contain
millions of colours, it is com-
mon practice to keep them
as bitmap based images at
all times.

A 72 dpi photograph
uses.... you got it, 72 dots
per inch and is better for use
on a website. The higher the
DPI or (Dots Per Inch), the
higher quality the image.
Makes sense?

Generally, common
bitmap formats include:
bmp, gif, jpeg, png, pict
(Macintosh), pcx, tiff, psd
(Adobe Photoshop), while
popular bitmap editing pro-
grams are: Microsoft Paint,
Adobe Photoshop, Corel
Photo-Paint, Corel Paint
Shop Pro and The GIMP.
Please note that all scanned
images and digital cameras
images are bitmaps.

While TV and film,
regardless of the artwork
origin, will always be
bitmap, Web and print work
is usually vector-based. It is,
of course, possible to create
a logo in a raster-based pro-
gram, as Photoshop users do
it all the time, but the down-
side is that you cannot
enlarge the image without
exaggerating the effect of
these dots. This makes the
picture look jagged.

The key points about
Bitmap images are: pixels in
a grid, resolution dependent,
resizing reduces quality, eas-
ily converted, restricted to
rectangle, and minimal sup-
port for transparency.

WHAT IS A
VECTOR IMAGE?

Unlike jpegs, gifs and bmp
images, vector graphics are
not made up of a grid of pix-
els.

Instead, they are com-
prised of paths, which are
defined by a start and end
point.

A path can be a line, a
square, a triangle or a curvy
shape, and can be used to
create simple drawings or
complex diagrams.

Because vector-based
images are not made up of
dots, they can be scaled toa
larger size and not lose any
image quality.

You might have observed,
in an attempt to stretch or
increase an image size, that
it appeared blocky or ‘pixi-
lated’ (this is an example of
a vector image).

For example, when a vec-
tor graphic is blown up, the
graphic will remain smooth,
clean and crisp.

This makes vector graph-
ics ideal for logos, which can
be small enough to appear
on a business card and can
also be scaled to fill a bill-
board for that matter.

Vector images have many
advantages.

However, a primary dis-
advantage is that they are
unsuitable for producing
photo-realistic imagery.

That's why most of the
vector images tend to have a
cartoon-like appearance and
primarily originate from
software.

You can't scan an image

and save it as a vector file
without using special con-
version software.

On the other hand, vector
images can quite easily be
converted to bitmaps, which
is a process referred to as
rasterizing.

Converting between
bitmap formats is generally
as simple as opening the
image to be converted and
using your software's Save
As... Command to save it in
any other bitmap or vector
format.

How To: Save to a Vec-
tor File (CGM, DXF, SHP,
etc.

Perform the following
steps to save a file in a vec-
tor file format.

1. Select the ‘Vector For-
mats’ item from the File
type list.

2. Select one of the vec-
tor formats listed in the Save
as list (for example, Com-
puter Graphics Metafile

(*.cgm)).

3. Click the ‘Save’ button
to save the printed docu-
ment.

Caution: It's always smart
to save a copy of your origi-
nal vector artwork in its
native format before con-
verting it to a bitmap, as
once it has been converted,
the image loses all the won-
derful qualities.

Some common types of
vector graphics include
Adobe Illustrator, Macro-
media Freehand and EPS
files, while many Flash ani-
mations also use vector
graphics, since they scale
better and typically take up
less space than bitmap
images.

In essence, when saved,
vector images takes up less
disk space, given that in the
case of a rectangle the pro-
gram is only storing four
numbers despite its size - the
x and y starting point, plus
the width and height.

In comparison, a bitmap
application stores color
information for the 10,000
pixels that make up a
100x100 pixel rectangle.

WHAT ABOUT
METAFILES?

Perhaps you have heard
about Metafiles, which are
merely graphics that contain
both raster and vector data,
but we will discuss this in
another article.

Always know that ‘quality
pictures and graphics’ are
like candy toppings to a sun-
dae.

I am sure you have heard
of the cliché “a picture
paints a thousand words”,
but if the picture is distorted
and faint, I reckon there
won't be any words paint-
ed.

There is nothing more
lethal than a website,
brochure or flyer engulfed
with stretched, pixilated
images, sending only one
feeble message. “Well I did-
n't really know how to ...but
I tried.”

Everyone loves high defi-
nition images, as they catch
the reader’s attention imme-
diately before reading the
actual text.

As a final point, saving an
image in the best format is
important.

Saved in two different for-
mats it will produce two dif-
ferent results.

Learning the differences
between both can help you
create better images.

So until we meet again,
play a little, enjoy life and
stay on top of your game!

NB: The author
welcomes feedback at:
deedee2111@hotmail.com

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Abaco’s year-end [we

‘Triple Play goal

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

ABACO could have bundled Cable TV,
Internet and phone - so-called triple play
services - by the end of 2010, the president
of IP Solutions International revealed yes-
terday, with expansion to other islands set
to follow.

Edison Sumner, speaking at the Abaco
Business Outlook’s annual sneak preview,
hosted by The Counsellors (TCL), said
Abaco will be the first island to receive the
triple play package because it “presents
tremendous opportunities”.

Mr Sumner said the infrastructure is
already in place in Abaco for the distribu-
tion of the service, which will be wireless.

Mr Sumner is expected to say more
about the services at the Abaco Business
Outlook next Wednesday at the New
Vision Ministries Centre.

Also expected to present to the Abaco

Doctors sutfers profit and revenue declines

DOCTORS Hospital suf-

per cent over the same period,

community is executive chairman of the
Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC),
Micheal Moss, who said yesterday that
Abaco’s recent power woes have been
resolved for the moment.

He insisted that the new Wilson City
power plant will be able to service the
growing Abaco community for 10 to 12
years, even if power demands increase by 5-
7 per cent per annum.

The construction of the plant was highly
contested by the Abaco community, and
underwent several plan changes as a result
of pressures from environmental and social
non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

The vice-president of health insurance
and international expansion at BAF Finan-
cial and Insurance, Jason Borrino, is expect-
ed to focus his presentation on the future
of health insurance in the Bahamas.

He said health insurance costs can often
be high for entrepreneurs and stifle their
businesses with high premiums.

Also expected to speak at the Outlook

are Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Vin-
cent Vanderpool-Wallace; director of the
National Insurance Board, Algernon
Cargill; deputy chairman of the Bahamas
Agricultural and Industrial Corporation,
Ronald Darville; local government repre-
sentative for South Abaco, Benjamin Pin-
der; and intern architect for Unnel-Span-
gler-Walsh and Associates in Atlanta,
Lionel Johnson Jr, among others.

“Central to TCL’s philosophy and prac-
tice in organizing the Outlooks is to respect
and examine the whole picture of a com-
munity - internal and external impacts, a
true picture of key sectors and not a polite
fiction,” said Joan Albury, president of the
TCL Group.

“The electricity supply of Abaco and the
new power station at Wilson City have
been the source of much concern and even
controversy. We thought it vital to make a
contribution to brining greater clarity to
this situation, and who better to do so than
the new BEC chairman Michael Moss.”

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dards. The minister also pledged that all
future legislation would be WTO compli-
ant, and published ahead of time to allow for
feedback and comment, something the Gov-
ernment has not always been good at doing.

“These reforms, once implemented, will to
a large degree result in considerably
improved conditions of access for foreign
suppliers of goods and services on a Most
Favoured Nation (MFN) basis, and will cor-
respondingly enhance the market access
commitments that the Bahamas will under-
take as part of its accession to the WTO,”
Mr Laing said.

He added that the Government’s public
procurement legislation would also be

curement
Agreement,
with the
Bahamas also
tabling its leg-
islative action
plan and draft
legislation with
the WTO.

Warning that
the Bahamas had been heavily impacted by
the recession, with unemployment at at least
15 per cent and the Government’s finances
having suffered accordingly, Mr Laing said
the Bahamas had to balance WTO accession
with protecting its own growth and devel-
opment.

THE BAHâ„¢!

PUBLIC NOTICE

No. 6 of 2010



10th September 2010
Re: UNLICENSED FCSP OPERATORS

ZHIVARGO LAING

This NOTICE is issued by the Inspector of Financial and Corporate Services (the
Inspector) pursuant to its authority under Section 11(3) of the Financial and
Corporate Service Providers Act, Chapter 369 (the Act). The Securities Commission
of The Bahamas (the Commission) was appointed as the Inspector on January
1, 2008 and is therefore responsible for ensuring all persons operate in accordance
with the Act, which provides for the licensing and regulation of Financial and
Corporate Service Providers (FCSPs).

The Inspector advises that Section 18(1) of the Act states:
Join the Leading Environmental Conservation . Y

Organization in The Bahamas

“Any person who carries on the business of financial and corporate services in
or from within The Bahamas without obtaining a license under this Act commits
an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of seventy-five thousand
dollars and where the offence continues subsequent to conviction that person
is liable to a fine of one thousand dollars for each day the offence continues.”

JOB OPPORTUNITY: DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Primary Responsibilities The Inspector further advises that while “financial services” referred to in section

2 of the Act is not defined in the legislation, it is interpreted using the definition
issued by the World Trade Organisation. Financial services as defined therein
includes money broking, lending of all types and related activities.

¢ Liaise with various Dept. Heads and Executive Director on preparation
and implementation of annual budget
Oversee comphance of BNTW internal control, accounting and
reporting policies and procedures,
Liaison with the Human Resource Manager in reference to staff payroll,
processing of National Insurance deductions and other statutory and
contractual records as necessary.
Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and provide
status of the financial condition of the organisation to the Executive
Committee.
Manage all BNA bank accounts, account receivables and payables and
general ledgers.
Control and monitor all projects and grant funds to ensure that funds
expended are applied appropriately,
Ensure the timely completion and filings with the local and overseas
authorities, such as the internal revenue authorities m the United States
and Canada.
Coordinate and prepare pertinent information for external audits

In light of the foregoing, the Inspector’s attention has been drawn to a number
of persons carrying out activities that require a license under the Act. Section 3
of the Act provides that no person shall carry on the business of financial and
corporate services in or from within the Bahamas unless that person has obtained
a license under the Act.

The general public is HEREBY ADVISED that all persons who, for profit or
reward, are providing financial and corporate services without a FCSP license
are committing a criminal offence, which means such matters must be reported
to the police.

The general public is FURTHER ADVISED that all persons operating without
a license are to immediately cease and desist operating and should report
to the Inspector without delay. These persons must report to the Inspector
within thirty (30) days from the date of this Notice, during which time they
MUST NOT operate. Failure to submit to the Inspector and/or continuing
to operate without a license after this thirty (30) day period will result in a
complaint being filed with the police for criminal prosecution.

Further, please note that criminal conviction for failing to submit to the Inspector
and operating without a license after this Notice has been issued could render
an entity “not Fit and Proper’, and therefore unable to qualify to be licensed and
regularized under the Act. Therefore, anyone who is presently operating without
a license should immediately contact the Inspector at the Securities Commission,
3rd Floor Charlotte House, Shirley and Charlotte Streets.

Qualification and Experience:

- Bachelorf degree or higher in Accounting or related field

- Minimum of 5 years experience

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2010,

You may contact Ms. Mechelle Martinborough, Secretary & Legal Counsel at the
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telephone number 397-4100 or in writing to PO. Box N-8347, Nassau, The
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regarding

DIVIDEND DECLARATION

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fo the shareholders of Doctors Hospital Health Systam, and



With the implementation of
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Whereas the Dineclors have determined that aller the
payment of such dividends the Company wil be able to meat
all of fis continuing obligations and provide adequate funds
for reinvestment in the business,

of the Bahamas International
executives are taking steps to
ensure business customers
understand the new adjust-
ments to their payroll systems.

Representatives from a vari-
ety of companies attended
intensive ACH workshops at

the bank’s training facility to
learn more about the new struc-
ture’s impact on their bottom
line (right photo).

By linking all clearing banks,
the BACH will facilitate elec-
tronic payroll, with direct
immediate credit, from employ-
er to employees wherever they
bank within the system.

Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national’s managing director,
Paul McWeeney, standing
(above photo), explained the
background to the ACH at the
start of the training session.

Notice is hereby given thal the Board of Directors. has
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shareholders of racord on September 23,2010, The
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yacht inspectors/surveyors; whose jobs would include, but not be limited to; the
inspection and surveying of vessels less than SOOGT, in accordance with the
relevant IMO Conventions, Caribbean Cargo Ship Safety Code (CCSSC), Small
Commercial Vessel Code (SCV) and the Bahamas Yacht Code as required.

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The prospective applicants should be in possession of Master up to 3000 GT,
Near Coastal or Limited (extended) Coastal Trades or Chief Engineer up to 3000
kW Propulsion Power. Officers halding an Officer In Charge of a Navigational
Watch Certificate or an Officer In Charge of an Engineering Watch Certificate
with at least 12 months approved sea-going service as an officer holding since
acquiring that certificate may express an interest. Persons nat holding STCW
certification but having two years approved sea-going experience plus inspection
and or surveying experience may also be considered. Documentary evidence
demonstrating the required qualification and/or experience must be submitted
with the applications.

Candidates will also have to have a medical certificate of fitness valid for not
more than two years and be at least 20 years of age.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 30!" September 2010

Applications must be sent to:-
The Director
Bahamas Maritime Authority
Manx Corporate Centre
West Bay Street
P.O. Box N-4679
Nassau Bahamas

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Clearing House ‘most advanced’ in Caribbean

FROM page 1B

described as “tremendous” the cost
savings Bahamian companies would
enjoy from being able to credit
employee bank accounts with their
regular salaries - regardless of where
they banked.

Explaining that this would elimi-
nate the need for companies to issue
cheques to employees, and slash pro-
ductivity losses caused by workers
having to stand in bank lines, Mr
McWeeney told Tribune Business:
“The ACH is fully operational. The
cost savings are tremendous, and
also from an efficiency standpoint.
The savings are all around.”

Bahamian companies could now
initiate payroll payments via online
banking, said Mr McWeeney, who
headed the Clearing Banks Associ-
ation (CBA) committee that over-
saw the BACH’s development.
“The time involved is cut down, and
the cost of writing cheques is



“The Bahamas can now
boast of having a first world
ACH, and the extent to which
we have developed it proba-
bly makes it unique in the
Caribbean.”

reduced,” he added.

In addition, employees would
know with absolute certainty that
the correct sums had been deposited
to their accounts for their own use,
and that such transactions were
irrevocable.

“The next step for the Clearing
Banks Association will hopefully be
the launch of the SWITCH mecha-
nism, so the ATMs can talk to one
another. I’m sure it will become a
topical point right around this time
now,” Mr McWeeney told Tribune
Business.

A SWITCH mechanism would
allow Bahamians to use their

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cash/ATM cards at any bank’s
machines, regardless of where they
banked, further enhancing customer
convenience.

Pointing to global banking trends,
Mr McWeeney told Tribune Busi-
ness that the UK was set to totally
eliminate the use of manual cheques
by 2015. While the Bahamas was
unlikely to go to that extent, the
Bank of the Bahamas International
managing director said it “shows
where the market is trending, and
we may follow suit”.

Asked about the extent to which
Bahamian companies were using the
BACH’s new electronic credits func-
tion, Mr McWeeney said: “It’s still
hard to tell, but hopefully it will be
fully utilised right away. Hopefully
we will get the Government and
National Insurance Board on board,
and there’s tremendous opportuni-
ties and benefits for large private
sector employers like Atlantis to do
so.

“The Bahamas can now boast of

having a first world ACH, and the
extent to which we have developed it
probably makes it unique in the
Caribbean. I don’t think any other
are advanced as ours, doing elec-
tronic chequing and electronic bank-
ing. I don’t think any in the region
are as advanced as ours.

“The Central Bank’s initiative to
automate the payments system, start-
ing in 2004, is substantially complete.
It’s a tremendous achievement for
the country.”

Mr McWeeney said that once the
Bahamian market was “satisfied”,
there were opportunities to export
the BACH and its technology to oth-
er countries in the Caribbean.

Before that, though, the BACH
would look to expand domestically,
allowing institutions that participat-
ed in financing and credit services -
such as NIB, the furniture and car
companies - to also participate in
and enjoy its benefits, once they had
met certain standards.

Bank of the Bahamas Interna-

tional had staged three workshops to
advise its clients on the banking
industry/payments system’s future,
Mr McWeeney said, one that was
increasingly likely to be dominated
by credit and debit cards at the
expense of cheques.

Bank customers would get per-
sonal access to their statements
online, rather than through the mail,
he suggested, while companies
would be able to scan cheques on
their own premises and watch as
money was deposited to their
account. Rather than take large cash
sums to the bank for deposit, busi-
nesses and individuals would instead
be able to deposit this at ATMs.

“All of these things we expect to
see happen in the near future, and
businesses need to prepare for it,”
Mr McWeeney said. “It has tremen-
dous impact on security and the way
businesses operate. It’s going to
change the way they do business in
the future.”

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decision, Mr Thompson would only add: “It was
decided not to go in that direction at this time.”

When asked about Cambridge’s ‘watered
down’ proposal, which the Government has asked
them to submit on doing only the most critical
upgrades, Mr Thompson added: “We had asked
them to look at stuff of one year’s implementa-
tion out there, and doing things necessary to be
done over a period of six to 12 months, then give
us an estimate of what it would cost to do that.

“That was in the region of $8 million. We have
decided not to go in that direction for the time
being.”

Questioned as to whether the Department of
Environmental Health Services (DEHS) would
retain responsibility for managing the Tonique
Williams-Darling Highway landfill, the perma-
nent secretary replied: “However long that time
will be I can’t say, but for the time being it will
be.”

Explaining the Government’s attitude to the
landfill, Mr Thompson told Tribune Business:
“It’s a very big priority because at the present the
site is not being properly managed, so it is an
urgent matter for us to deal with. It will be dealt
with and given that sort of attention, just not
under the present proposal.”

When the ‘contradiction’ between his asser-
tion that the landfill was “not being properly
managed”, and the Government’s refusal to bring
in capable private sector management, was point-
ed out to him, Mr Thompson said: “Not neces-
sarily. They have given us a proposal which, for
whatever reason, we are not going with at this
time.”

He added that the Government was likely to
address the landfill/solid waste management sit-
uation in “short order”.

The Government’s ‘U-turn’, in such a short
timespan, on outsourcing the landfill’s manage-
ment to Cambridge and the private sector, is
likely to raise some eyebrows, especially since
Earl Deveaux, minister of the environment, had
been touting such a move from February-March
this year following the extensive, long-lasting
fire at the site. Questions will be raised by many
Bahamians, especially those living in govern-
ment subdivisions off Gladstone Road near the
landfill, who were unable to open their windows
or hang clothes on the line to dry when that Feb-
ruary-March fire was burning.

And an opportunity to broaden Bahamian
ownership of their own economy may also be
lost, given that the Cambridge project proposal
involved selling a 40 per cent stake - worth $8 mil-
lion - to Bahamian institutional and retail
investors. Tribune Business understands that the
draft contract with the Government called for
that to happen some 18 months after the man-
agement takeover. Also counting the cost may be
the Bahamian construction industry, which stood
to receive $12 million of the initial $20 million
invested by Cambridge, and “hundreds of thou-
sands of dollars” every year thereafter for site
upgrades.

When contacted by Tribune Business yester-
day, Len Enriquez, Cambridge’s principal, said
the company was still willing to negotiate with the
Government to move the project forward, and
urged it to detail its objections/concerns.

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“We have no idea why this has been stopped,”
he told Tribune Business. “No one has written to
us, sent us an e-mail. We’re ready, willing and
able to sit back down with them, and understand
what their objections are, because we have no
feedback right now.

“All we hear is that they might try a different
path, but we don’t know the how and the why.
We have nothing to go on, and therefore the
negotiations remain stalled and the fire danger at
the landfill remains. After four-five months of
fairly detailed, serious and good faith negotia-
tions, the whole process shuts down without
warning. If there’s a contractual reason, issue,
tell us what it is. We may be able to work it out
rather than incur delays to the project.”

It is unclear whether the Government now
intends to follow the path trodden in 2000, when
it hired a consultant and spent millions on con-
structing a new cell at the landfill, only to find the
site back in the same situation 10 years’ later.

“How many times do you have to try some-
thing before you realise it is not giving you the
desired results?” asked Mr Enriquez.

“We spent six months putting together the
cost, the package, making the project as Bahami-
an as possible with 40 per cent public investor
participation and taking over the employees,
without diluting our obligations.

“We have six months more of damage to catch
up on, and if the plans are switched now, you
will end up with six more months’ of damage.”
Mr Enriquez highlighted the urgency of the sit-
uation by telling Tribune Business that 500 tonnes
of waste, equivalent to 500 minivans, were being
dumped at the landfill per day on bare ground.

Adding that Cambridge had spent significant
sums of money in preparing its proposal, he
added: “We had an office of several employees in
Nassau ready to go and take care of the problems
identified. We had to de-staff that office because
it was taking so long.

“We had people on stand-by and had done
some of the design work, so we could hit the
ground running when we got the green light.
This was done with the intention of helping the
Government take care of its problems quickly.

“We were trying to move quickly, but no one
else was. No one else seemed to be interested in
the urgency. When we started this process we
were told the country did not want another mas-
sive fire, smoke blowing over tourists on the
beach, and pollutants leaching into the ground,
and that they wanted to get it done quickly. Now,
we’re finding the Government’s urgency wasn’t
there.”

The fate of Cambridge’s proposal is also like-
ly to send a negative message to foreign investors
eyeing the Bahamas, especially those compet-
ing for government procurement contracts.

“There are countries in the Caribbean,” said
Mr Enriquez, “that have initiated tenders for
solid waste management contracts, and invited 15
companies to take part. In some cases, just one
proposal comes through because eventually peo-
ple get burned out and end up in a situation
where they do not take the project seriously and
don’t want to spend $200,000 on a proposal
because it has been tried before.

“You have a hard time procuring services in
the future, and it’s happened in other places in
the Caribbean. It’s unfortunate.”

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‘Untairly prejudiced’ over $102m foreclose

IN THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION

In the Estate of Miriam Clark
a.k.a. Miriam D. Neal Clark, late of 1430
University Avenue in Bronx County in
the City of New York in the State of New
York one of the United States of America,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that Lynn
Pyfrom Holowesko of Lyford Cay in the
Western District of the Island of New
Providence one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas will
make application to the Supreme Court
of The Bahamas after the expiration of
fourteen days from the date hereof, for a
Grant of Letters of Administration of the
real and personal Estate of Miriam Clark
a.k.a. Miriam D. Neal Clark, inthe Northern
End of the Island of Eleuthera, another
of the Islands of the said Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, deceased.

Holowesko Pyfrom Fletcher
P.O. Box N 7776-348
Nassau, Bahamas

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that CURRY AGENOR of HUDSON
ESTATE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written and
signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the
9th day of SEPTEMBER, 2010 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, RO.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.





Legal Notice

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

BUTTERCUP INVESTMENTS LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (4) of the International Business

FROM page 1B

between the Bahamas and CARICOM on
one side, and Canada on the other, over a
new trade agreement.

CCWIPP is also currently in the Court of
Appeal, attempting to overturn Justice
Stephen Isaacs’ ruling that it could not fore-
close on the $85 million first
mortgage/debenture it holds on the 375-
acre South Ocean Resort in southwestern
New Providence because the borrower -
the resort’s holding company, to whom it
advanced money - did not have Central
Bank permission, as a foreign-owned enti-
ty, to repay a foreign currency loan.

In its letter to the Canadian trade supre-
mo, CCWIPP’s attorneys said: “Propco 39
and its affiliates have investments in the
Bahamas and have, over the past few years,
not observed an substantial existence of a
robust judicial system in that can rectify
wrongs or contractual breaches in a timely
manner. The judges and the Bar are more

concerned with process than addressing
the substance of disputes. As a result, the
adversarial process is overly long, and sub-
stantive judgments are expensive to obtain
and are only achieved well beyond any uni-
versally accepted delay.”

Accusing the Bahamas Bar Association
of “impeding” the ability of foreign attor-
neys to appear before Bahamian courts,
the CCWIPP letter said: “The impact of
all of the foregoing is that the judicial sys-
tem, although in existence, operates well
below any reasonable standard, creating a
situation that makes it difficult, if not
impossible, for debts to be repaid.”

As for the South Ocean loan situation,
CCWIPP’s attorneys said that despite the
mortgage debenture falling into default in
2008, and principal and interest due stand-
ing at $102 million, it now had “no recourse
available” to realise its security.

This was because of the Supreme Court’s
ruling that it was required to obtain written
authorisation from the Central Bank of the
Bahamas’ exchange control department

that the foreign currency loan was to be
repaid. The borrower, New South Ocean
Development Company, was also required
to obtain similar authorisation.

This was despite the Central Bank having
approved the original loan, and CCWIPP’s
attorneys argued: “Given that the borrow-
er was in default of their obligations under
the loan, it was to their benefit no to
request such authorisation from the Central
Bank of the Bahamas.”

And they added: “We are of the view
that, as an international lender, CCWIPP is
being unfairly prejudiced by the Central
Bank of the Bahamas and the Bahamian
judicial system.

“This incident has severe and far-ranging
financial implications for all international
lenders conducting business in the
Bahamas. As such, we thought it prudent to
notify the Senior Trade Commissioner in
the event that this matter may have a bear-
ing on whether the WTO members vote
to accept the Bahamas’ accession to the
WTO.”

City Markets owed staff pension fund $500k at end-2009

FROM page 1B

markets’ retail stores inventory was valued at $7.765 million,
accounting for the lion’s share of its $9.103 million inventory.
Bahamas Supermarkets employed the retail markdown method
to determine its retail stores inventory, adjusting it from selling
price to cost based on a 27 per cent gross profit margin.
However, Deloitte & Touche (Bahamas) said in its report:
“Management has been unable to substantiate gross profit margin
used due to deficiencies in the underlying accounting records for

inventory and cost of sales.....

“We were also unable to satisfy ourselves as to the accuracy of
cost of sales and whether a portion of this balance should be clas-
sified as operating and administrative expenses.”

Because it was not hired prior to year-end, Deloitte & Touche
(Bahamas) said it was also unable to determine whether the $9.103
million inventory figure needed to be adjusted, as it did not watch
the physical inventory counting at the City Markets warehouse or
the stores. The final question arose over whether Bahamas Super-
markets’ sale and leaseback of $3 million worth of store equipment
and improvements, at its Cable Beach store, to the staff pension
plan should be treated as an operating or finance lease, the com-

pany not having assessed the value of lease assets.
While Bahamas Supermarkets’ financial performance, incur-

trols.”

ring net losses of $13.429 million in 2008 and $6.069 million in 2009,
along with a $4.603 million solvency deficiency, had raised “sig-
nificant doubt about the company’s ability to continue as a going
concern”, Deloitte & Touche (Bahamas) noted the $4.506 million
advanced to the company by its 78 per cent majority shareholder,
BSL Holdings. That took the total amount advanced by the parent
to over $10 million, the loans bearing an 8 per cent interest rate and
repayable on demand.

And, after all, the company has survived through another finan-
cial year and into fiscal 2011, despite suffering a $7.4 million loss for
the year to end-June 2010.

In the ‘Subsequent Events’ section of the 2009 accounts, the blunt
assessment was: “The company has continued to experience loss-
es as a result of declining sales and sustained inventory losses
through shrinkage. Management believes these results reflect the
fierce competition among retailers, the poor economy and the
need for improved controls surrounding inventory.

“In addition, management has re-focused its efforts in market-
ing and re-branding the company, product procurement and oper-
ational efficiencies, and in implementing proper inventory con-

Carmichael's second city objectives

FROM page 1B

plans and models. “Entre-

preneurship is the ability to

conceive an idea and for
the idea to turn into a real-
ity,” said Mr Wilson.
Despite this, Mr Wilson
is convinced that the
Bahamas is a country with

some of the most qualified
persons per capita in the
world.

“You just have to work
hard and smart,” he said.
“You can’t be based out and
spaced out - be more pro-
ductive.”

Gems Radio Network
partner, Cypriana McWee-
ny, spoke to attendees yes-

PUBLIC NOTICE

terday about partnering
their businesses with media
in order to create successful
advertising campaigns.
Though she focused on
her own radio network, she
urged business owners to
move away from the idea
that one size (advertising)
fits all, but to tailor their
media-spin so as to make

the best use of allotted
advertising dollars.

She echoed Mr Bowe and
Mr Wilson by adding that
consolidating advertising
dollars in a cooperative cam-
paign can go a long way for
Carmichael businesses.

“Pooling resources is the
way ahead,” said Mrs
McWeeney.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, Appolonia Janée
Hall of Kennedy Sub-division, PO. Box SS-5215,
Nassau, Bahamas intend to change my name to
Janée Shaniya Hall. If there are any objections to this
change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, PO.Box
N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (80) days
after the date of publication of this notice.

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, DERRICK MARVIN
KNOWLES of New Providence, one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, on behalf of my son,
intend to change his name from DARRYN ANTHONY
LEWIS to DARRYN ANTHONY KNOWLES. If there are any
objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may
writesuch objections to the Chief Passport Officer, RO.Box
N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days

Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000), BUTTERCUP after the date of publication of this notice.

INVESTMENTS LIMITED has been dissolved and
struck off the Register according to the Certificate
of Dissolution issued by the Registrar General on
the 29th day of July, 2010.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LUKESON MONPHETE of
P.O. Box AB-20980, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of
The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason
why registration’ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts
within twenty-eight days from the 16th day of SEPTEMBER
2010 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Common Law & Equity Side

2009/CLE/qui/01809

IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act
AND
IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Mizpah Lorranna Pratt

LUIS MARIA PINEYRUA PITTALUGA
Zonamerica, Ruta 8-km 17.500
115A, CP1600,
Montevideo, Uruguay
Liquidator

AND

IN THE MATTER OF all that piece parcel or
plot of land containing 6,475 square feet more or
less and situate on the Southern side of Village
Alley approximately 150 feet Southof Poinciana
Drive and 92 feet West of Baillou Hill Road and
bounded on the North by the said Village Alley
and running thereon 61.70 feet on The South
by land said to be owned by one Huyler partly
by persons unknown and partly By one Moss
and running thereon 115.47 feet On the South
by land said to be the property of one Maxwell
and running thereon 48.86 Feet and on the
West by land said to be the Property of Robert
Jennings and running Thereon 115.47 feet with
such positions marks shapes boundaries and
dimensions as are delineated on a plan prepared
by Daniel F. Wilkinson and is thereon coloured
PINK.

EJ EG CAPITAL MARKETS
6 BROKERAGE & ADVISORY SERVICES

ca wiA& T.

ROYAL FIDELITY

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COPIES of the said Plan may be inspected
during Normal Office hours at the following
places:-

52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Interest
6.95%
100.00 0.00 7%
100.00 0.00 Prime + 1.75%
Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + FBB13 100.00 hs T%
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Symbol Bid & Last mer Daily Wo.
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ABDAB 30.13 31.59 29.00
RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.55
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2.9115
1.5502
2.8624
13.4286
109.3929
100.1833
Teer
1.0948
1.1275

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99.46 0.00

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

(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court
In the City of Nassau on the Island of

New Providence

20 November 2029
19 October 2017
19 October 2022

30 May 2013
29 May 2015

FBB17
FBB22

Collie & Collie Law Chambers

K.S. Darling Building

Dowdeswell Street & School Lane

in the City of Nassau on the Island of
New Providence, The Bahamas

EPS $
“2.945
0.001

Div & P/E
0.000
0.000

4.540
0.002

0.000
0.000

NAV 3MTH
1.475244
2.926483
1.533976

NAV 6MTH
1.452500
2.906205
1.518097

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‘FAL Bond Fund

CFAL MSI Preferred Fund

CFAL Money Market Fund

Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund

1.4005
2.8266
1.4920
2.8522
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101.6693 CFAL Global Bond Fund
93.1998 CFAL Global Equity Fund

31-Jul-10
31-Aug-10
27-Aug-10
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3.37%

0.23%
3.91%
-7.49%
2.40%
7.60%
3.56%
5.28%
6.10%
5.64%

NOTICE is hereby given that any person having
Dower or aright to Dower or any Adverse Claim
or a Claim not recognized in the Petition shall on
or before the 27th day of October 2010 file in the
Supreme Court in the City of Nassaua foresaid
and serve on the Petitioner a Statement of claim
in the Prescribed form verified by an Affidavit
to be filed therewith. Failure of any such
person to file and serve a Statement of
Claim on or before the 27th day of October
2010 will operate as a bar to such claim.

107.570620
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FG Financial Preferred Income Fund

FG Financial Growth Fund

FG Financial Diversified Fund

Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal

Protected TIGRS, Series 1

Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal
2

9.5955 2.71% 5.96% 31-Jul-10

10.0000
10.3734 -3.69%

3.38% 31-Jul-10

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Protected TIGRS, Series 3

Royal Fidelity Intl Fund - Equities Sub Fund

9.1708 -8.29%
7.5827 -1.74%
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-8.29%
11.58%

31-Aug-10
4.8105 31-Aug-10

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daily volume
ily volume Weekly Vol. -

Change - Chang: EPS $-A

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

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A look at economic developments and activity in major stock mar-
kets around the world Wednesday:

BEIJING — A stronger Chinese currency would be appropri-
ate and help Beijing to increase domestic spending and reduce
reliance on exports as its driver of growth, World Bank president
Robert Zoellick said.

China faces rising pressure from Washington and other gov-
ernments to ease exchange-rate controls that they say distort
trade. Beijing promised more flexibility in June but its currency, the
yuan, has risen by only about 1 percent since then against the
dollar, and some American lawmakers are pushing for sanctions on
Beijing.

MADRID — French workers and Spanish royalty became the
latest to feel the bite of Europe's debt crisis as officials said the king
and queen would have to tighten their belts and France's Nation-
al Assembly voted to delay retirement until the ripe old age of 62.

Spaniards largely welcomed word that their monarchs are feel-
ing their pain, but anger flared across the border as French law-
makers overcame vocal protests to send to the Senate a sweeping
overhaul of the retirement plan, including a highly contested mea-
sure to extend working life beyond 60.

Spain is trying to chip away at a 20 percent unemployment rate
and generate growth. The country wants to avoid the debt crisis that
struck Greece earlier this year, which led to the EU and IMF res-
cuing Greece with a ?110 billion ($143.5 billion) aid package.

In European trading, the FTSE 100 index of leading British
shares closed down 0.2 percent, Germany's DAX fell 0.2 percent
and the CAC-40 in France was 0.4 percent lower.

BRUSSELS — The European Union's executive proposed
tougher curbs on financial market practices seen to have con-
tributed to the global market crisis that drove the world's largest
economies into recession.

EU Services Commissioner Michel Barnier said he wants to
rein in the market for derivatives — financial instruments based on
the value of other assets — and insisted regulators should have
powers to restrict, and even ban, short selling.

Barnier said the measures on the derivatives market would kick
in in 2012 and bring Europe in line with restrictions the U.S. Con-
gress passed over the summer to get a better grip on banks.

BERLIN — More needs to be done to secure tougher financial
regulation, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said as she pledged
that Berlin will keep pushing for taxation of markets.

The comments came after EU officials proposed new rules to
toughen oversight of some financial markets. Merkel's center-
right government has faced pressure at home to tighten financial
regulation over recent months, as it pushed through unpopular res-
cue packages for Greece and the eurozone and drew up a plan to
tackle the budget deficit by saving ?80 billion ($103 billion) through
2014.

LONDON — Crucial decisions on the future of British defense
policy and its nuclear weapons capability are being rushed, kept
behind closed doors and could be riddled with mistakes, lawmak-
ers said.

Ministers and military officials are finalizing a major overhaul of
the country's armed forces, aimed at making deep cuts to the
defense budget as the government seeks to slash the national
debt.

BEIJING — Foreign investment in China weakened again in
August after rebounding from a slowdown earlier this year.

SEOUL, South Korea — California Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneg-
ger urged the U.S. Congress to quickly ratify pending free trade
agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia, saying the
deals are vital to Washington's goal of doubling American exports
in five years.

LONDON — Britain's unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percent-
age point to 7.8 percent in the three months to July as more than
a quarter of a million people joined the work force.

MOSCOW — Russia is in talks with investors to sell 10 percent
in its second-largest bank VTB in what could be the country's
biggest asset sale in years, Russia's finance minister said.

The sale is part of Russia's plan to cut the budget deficit and raise
nearly $30 billion in the next three years by selling shares in some
of the largest state-owned companies.

LAURIE KELLMAN,
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON

Congressional Democrats are
confronting deep divisions with-
in their nervous ranks over
whether to support President
Barack Obama's plan to raise
taxes on the wealthiest Ameri-
cans — or just punt the entire
matter until after voters go to
the polls Nov. 2.

Democratic leaders commit-
ted to Obama's proposal were
hearing Wednesday from
endangered lawmakers who
fear that raising taxes on any-
one in a weak economy could
be politically lethal.

"Don't raise taxes in a reces-
sion," said Rep. Earl Pomeroy,
D-N.D.

House Majority Leader Ste-
ny Hoyer said Wednesday he
was open to discussing alterna-
tives to break the logjam, but
he made it clear he supports
the president's plan.

"I'm always, as you know,
prepared to discuss alternatives
so that we can move forward,"
said Hoyer, a Maryland Demo-
crat.

The most sweeping tax cuts
in a generation are due to
expire at the end of the year,
affecting taxpayers at every
income level if Congress does
not extend them. Obama wants
to make the tax cuts permanent
for individuals making less than
$200,000 and married couples
making less than $250,000.

Republicans and a growing
number of Democrats want to
extend all the tax cuts, at least
temporarily.

House Democrats gathered
together Tuesday night to dis-
cuss a poll showing that extend-
ing tax cuts for middle-income
earners was a winning strategy
for the party.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
made the case that Obama's
plan was "good policy and good
politics," her spokesman said.

Not everyone was convinced.
A group of moderate and con-
servative House Democrats was
collecting signatures on a let-
ter calling for Democratic lead-
ers to offer a bill extending tax
cuts for all Americans.

"We are in listening mode,"
said Rep. Chris Van Hollen of
Maryland, who heads the
House Democrats’ campaign
committee.

A fuller discussion was
expected at the House Democ-
rats' weekly meeting Wednes-
day, but it was canceled.

This was not the debate
Democrats wanted as the
midterm election season
opened.

The plan was to make an
extension of the middle-class
tax cuts the party's closing argu-
ment — against Republicans,
not each other — as voters
began to focus on whether they
trust Democrats to improve the
ailing economy enough to
reward them with control of
Congress for another two years.

Instead, Democrats who
already have cast tough votes
on bills overhauling the nation's
health care and financial regu-
latory systems are questioning
the wisdom of debating a pock-
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TOMOKO A. HOSAKA,
Associated Press Writer
TOKYO

Japan waded into the cur-
rency market Wednesday for
the first time in six years, buy-
ing dollars to weaken the surg-
ing yen, which is battering
famed Japanese manufacturers
like Toyota and Sony after spik-
ing to 15-year highs.

Prime Minister Naoto Kan
surviving a leadership challenge
the day before had driven the
yen to its latest high as curren-
cy traders bet that intervention
was unlikely on his watch.

The surprise move, a coor-
dinated effort by the finance
ministry and central bank,
shows a newly empowered Kan
stamping his authority on gov-
ernment policy and means the
yen is now less of a one-way
bet — even if the effects of
intervention prove to be short-
lived. Japanese officials would
not provide a figure for how
much yen the central bank sold
in the market.

The currency has risen about
10 percent against the dollar
this year, and business leaders
were pressing the government
for help. The yen's rise had
gained momentum as worries
about banks’ exposure to the
debt of European countries
with stagnating economies trig-
gered a search for safety. The
yen and Swiss franc have been
the prime havens for investors
hoping to safely park their
money this summer.

A strong yen hurts Japan's





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GUARDED VIEW: A security officer mans at the entrance way to
the Finance Ministry in Tokyo, yesterday. Japan intervened in
the currency market Wednesday for the first time in six years to
weaken the yen, which had spiked to 15-year highs against the dol-
lar, battering the country’s vital exporters. The U.S. dollar bounced
up to 84.52 yen from a low of 82.87 yen earlier after Japan’s cen-
tral bank stepped into the market to sell yen and buy dollars.

Hitachi Ltd. president Hiroaki
Nakanishi urged the govern-
ment to tackle the strong yen,
calling it a "big pressure" while
trying to transform one of
Japan's biggest companies into
a nimbler operation.

The yen's rise has also under-
scored tensions with China.
Some officials including the
finance minister say China's
purchases of Japanese govern-
ment bonds might be helping
to drive the yen higher even as

Beijing keeps its currency tight-
ly controlled to protect the
country's exporters. The yuan
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China's currency practices,
which American manufactur-
ers contend have cost millions
of lost U.S. manufacturing jobs.
"China is not the only country
with a predatory exchange rate
policy," Levin said.

The U.S. Treasury Depart-
ment declined to comment on
Japan's currency move.

The Japanese government
now has a "sense of crisis"
about the yen, said Tomoko
Fujii, a senior currency strate-
gist at Bank of America Merrill
Lynch. Officials fear "further
yen appreciation would under-
mine the Japanese economy,”
she said. Earlier in the week,

unchanged for 18 months.

After the Bank of Japan sold
yen on Wednesday morning,
the dollar jumped above 85 yen
from its earlier low of 82.87 yen.
It was the first currency inter-
vention since March 2004.
Stock investors cheered the
move, sending the Nikkei 225
stock average up by 217.25
points, or 2.3 percent, to close
at 9,516.56. "We have conduct-
ed an intervention in order to
suppress excessive fluctuations
in the currency market,” said
Finance Minister Yoshihiko
Noda. "We will closely moni-
tor currency developments, and
take firm action including inter-
vention,” Noda said.

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Gov't say banks should
share Fannie, Freddie costs

ALAN ZIBEL,
AP Real Estate Writer
WASHINGTON

The nation's largest banks have an obligation to pay some of the
cost for bailing out mortgage buyers Fannie Mae and Freddie
Mac because they sold them bad mortgages, a government regu-
lator said Wednesday.

Edward DeMarco, the acting director for the Federal Housing
Finance Agency, said the banks this summer have refused to take
back $11 billion in bad loans sold to the two government-con-
trolled companies, in written testimony submitted for a House
subcommittee hearing Wednesday. A third of those requests have
been outstanding for at least three months.

DeMarco said the banks have a legal obligation to buy back the
loans and called the delays "a significant concern." He said the gov-
ernment may take new steps to force those buybacks if "discussions
do not yield reasonable outcomes soon."

In an interview with reporters after the hearing, DeMarco
declined to give further details on what the government might do
next. He said only that "we're looking for contractual obligations
to be fulfilled.”

The two mortgage giants nearly collapsed two years ago when
the housing market went bust. The government stepped in to res-
cue them and it has cost taxpayers about $148 billion so far. The
rescue is on track to be the most expensive piece of stabilizing the
financial system.

Investors who buy loans from banks have the right to force
lenders to repurchase them if they later discover fraudulent state-
ments on loan applications.

The leading Democrat on the House Financial Services Com-
mittee subcommittee indicated the banks bear some responsibili-
ty.
"We must begin to think about approaches for recouping tax-
payers’ money in the long run,” said Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D-Pa.
"We found a way to pay for the savings and loan crisis, and we can
survey find a way to recover the costs associated with this crisis.”

Wall Street has worried that the costs of bailing out Fannie and
Freddie could get pushed back on big banks. Fitch Ratings said in
a report last month that the four largest U.S. banks could book loss-
es of up to $42 billion if Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac force them
to take back troubled mortgages they made. It also estimated that
JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc., Bank of America Corp.
and Wells Fargo & Co. could record $17 billion in losses if they
repurchase a quarter of the mortgage giants’ seriously delinquent
loans.

Fannie and Freddie buy mortgages and package them into secu-
rities with a guarantee against default.

The Obama administration is working on a plan to restructure
the mortgage market and make sure home loans are affordable.
Officials don't plan to release details until next year. But Michael
Barr, an assistant Treasury secretary, told the panel Wednesday
that Fannie and Freddie "will not exist in the same form as they did
in the past.”

Figuring out what to do about Fannie and Freddie is a divisive
issue on Capitol Hill, and it could grow even more contentious if
Republicans take control of one or both houses of Congress.

Republicans have seized on the administration's management of
Fannie and Freddie to illustrate Democrats’ push for broadening
the reach of the federal government. They say loans acquired by
Fannie and Freddie since the September 2008 takeover have put
taxpayers at risk.

"It's time for the government to get out of that business," said
Rep. Spencer Bachus, the top Republican on the House Financial
Services Committee.

But Democrats and regulators say the loans acquired by Fannie
and Freddie before their takeover represent the overwhelming
majority of the companies’ losses. New loans acquired since then
have been performing well, they note.

"There is no urgency,” to reform the two companies, said Rep.
Barney Frank, D-Mass., chairman of the House Financial Ser-
vices Committee. "The pattern of abuse they had engaged in has
been changed...Fannie and Freddie are behaving differently and are
causing far less problems."

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i i=), ,090 = 0 European Union proposes tougher rules for financial markets

BRUSSELS

The European Union's executive
on Wednesday proposed tougher curbs
on financial market practices seen to
have contributed to the global market
crisis that drove the world's largest
economies into recession. EU Services
Commissioner Michel Barnier said
Wednesday he wants to rein in the

market for derivatives — financial
instruments based on the value of oth-
er assets — and insisted regulators
should have powers to restrict, and
even ban, short selling, according to
Associated Press.

Barnier said the measures on the
derivatives market would kick in 2012
and bring Europe in line with restric-
tions the U.S. Congress passed over

the summer to get a better grip on
banks and Wall Street.

"We have to limit the risks of this
hyper speculation by shedding light,
by forcing people to be transparent.
We have to know on all of these mar-
kets, with the Americans and the oth-
er regions, who is doing what," Barnier
said. "No player, no market, no terri-
tory, must remain outside this super-

vision,” he said. "No financial market
can afford to remain a Wild West ter-
ritory,” Barnier said, arguing that lack
of controls on specialized financial
products compounded the global
financial crisis. He said such specialized
markets had been working too long
as an entity unto themselves, without
control or scrutiny. He said his pro-
posals would increase transparency

and make the markets safer. The pro-
posals still need to be adopted by the
EU member states and parliament
before they become law.

French Finance Minister Christine
Lagarde welcomed the move. "This
proposal is a decisive and historic
breakthrough for those who ... want
finances under control,” Lagarde said
in a statement.

Doctors Hospital Health System Limited

Interim report
Quarter ended July 31, 2010

Chairman’s Report
Doctors Hospital Health System Limited

Dear Shareholder,

For the six months ended July 31, 2010, the Hospital reports consolidated net income of $1.1 million or $0.11
cents per share compared to $0.41 cents per share for the same period last year.

Net revenue over the six month period decreased by $3.6 million or 14.6% compared to the same period last
year. The second quarter compared with the same three months last year saw a decrease of $1.6 million or
13.6%. The economic downturn continues to affect the hospital and we remain vigilant in managing our
resources.

Total expenses decreased by $0.6 million, or 2.8%, over the same six month period. Depreciation and
amortization and repairs and maintenance both increased for a total of $0.3 million due to additions to fixed
assets and intangible assets of $3.0 million and various repairs around the facility. Bad debt expense is down
$0.4 million and is primarily due to collection of accounts previously written off.

The Board of Directors and Executive Management of Doctors Hospital are proud to announce that Doctors
Hospital is the first hospital in the Caribbean Region to achieve international accreditation from Joint
Commission International (JCI), USA, the worldwide leader in improving the quality of healthcare and certifying
hospital organizations. With this accreditation, Doctors Hospital joins an elite group of few hospitals worldwide
which have passed JCI’s stringent clinical quality standards. Our commitment to quality and safety for our
patients has now earned the distinction and certification that Doctors Hospital meets international standards and
follows the latest US clinical guidelines and best practices. JCI accreditation positions the hospital well for
additional medical tourism.

As a pioneer in minimally and non-invasive surgeries in the Bahamas, high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)
has been part of our portfolio for treatment of prostate cancer. Doctors Hospital thus joins a select group of
hospitals that is offering this innovative treatment for prostate cancer.

In the pursuit of quality, one of the most recent upgrades/advances in our Diagnostic Imaging Department is the
purchase of a new digital mammogram machine. Digital mammography allows for faster and more accurate
biopsy which results in shorter examination times and significantly improved patient comfort and convenience
since the time the patient must remain still is much shorter. With the combination of our Breast Ultrasound,
Digital Mammography, and Breast MRI, we are proud to announce Doctors Hospital has the only
Comprehensive Breast Diagnostic Center in the Region.

Despite our financial leveling during the year, we remain committed to the community with ongoing health fairs,
blood drives, public lectures, and support of our health related non-for profit organizations who are also
struggling to make ends meet through public service. Most significantly, our commitment to advancing
education was demonstrated with over $100,000 awarded in scholarships and financial assistance by the Doctors
Hospital Dr. Meyer Rassin Foundation to assist fifty-two Bahamian students pursuing a career in healthcare.

I would like to thank our shareholders, Associates, physicians and volunteers for their loyalty and dedication to





DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED

Consolidated Statement of Revenue and Expenses

Six months ended July 31, 2010 with comparative figures for the six months ended July 31, 2009

(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)











July 31, 2010 July 31, 2009
Revenues
Patient service revenue, net $ 20,300 23,985
Other 747 673
Total revenues 21,047 24,658
Expenses
Salaries and benefits 8,509 8,634
Medical supplies and services 5,738 6,026
Depreciation and amortization 1,420 1,307
Other operating 1,037 1,163
Bad debt expense, net of recoveries 370 779
Utilities 643 621
Government taxes and fees 586 563
nsurance 361 365
Outside services 394 294
Repairs and maintenance 406 219
Dietary expenses 177 195
Rent 199 191
Legal expenses 67 122
Total expenses 19,907 20,479
ncome before interest 1,140 4,179
nterest expense - (134)
Net income for the period $ 1,140 4,045
Earnings per common share (expressed m Bahamian dollars):
Basic and fully diluted $ 0.11 0.41
(Unaudited)

DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

Six months ended July 31, 2010 with comparative figures for the six months ended July 31, 2009

(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)

July 31, 2010

July 31, 2009



Cash flows from operating activities





















Doctors Hospital. Net income $ 1,140 4,045
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
“ provided by operating activities:
eph hee Depreciation and amortization 1,420 1,307
A as 2010 Provision for doubtful accounts 370 779
ugust 31, Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment (17) 3
2,913 6,134
DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED Chae he alan
Consolidated Balance Sheet Cnerease) decrease in accounts receivable (220) (286)
Increase in inventories (85) (107)
July 31, 2010 with comparative figures at January 31, 2010 ee gd daa — —e ee 206) ase
; : ecrease) increase in accounts payable and other liabilities 144 365
(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars) = : —
Cash provided by operating activities 2,258 4,932
July 31, 2010 January 31, 2010 Cash flows from investing activities
Purchase of property, plant and equipment (2,445) (598)
Assets Purchase of intangible assets (513) (71)
Current assets: Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment - 3
Cash and cash equivalents $ 5,253 6,352 Cash used in investing activities (2,958) (666)
Accounts receivable—patients, net (note 2) 656 S15
Accounts receivable—third party payors, net (note 2) 3,720 4,010 Cash flows from financing activities
Inventories 1,371 1,287 Repayment of long-term debt - (2,346)
Other assets 1,070 863 Dividends paid to shareholders (399) (598)
12,070 13,027 Cash used in financing activities (399) (2,944)
Non current assets: Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (1,099) 1,322
Investments 30 30
ed us ie =) Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 6,352 5,328
Other intangible assets 1,943 1,671 Cash and cash ‘walenis at end of period $ 5.253 6.650
Investment property 4,456 4,538 ee = .
Property, plant and equipment 11,657 10,293
18,517 16,963 ; ; ; , ; . ; ;
Total assets 5 30,587 29,990 ee a oo comprise cash at bank and in hand, short-term deposits with an original maturity of six
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
Current liabilities: .
Accounts payable and other liabilities $ 2,837 2,981 (Unaudited)
Total liabilities $ 2,837 2,981
DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED
Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity
Shareholders’ equity:
Share capital: Six months ended July 31, 2010
Authorized 12,500,000 common shares at par value (Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)
of B$0.04 each (July 31, 2010 — 12,500, 000 shares)
Number of shares Share capital Contributed surplus __ Retained earnings
Issued and fully paid 9,971,634 shares
(July 31, 2010 — 9,971,634 shares) 399 399 Balance at January 31, 2010 9,971,634 $ 399 $ 12,358 $ 14,252
Contributed surplus 12,358 12,358
Retained earnings 14,993 14,252 Net income for the period - - - 1,140
27,750 27,009
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 30,587 29,990 Dividends paid (399)
(Unaudited) Balance at July 31, 2010 9,971,634 $ 399 $ 12,358 $ 14,993

DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED

Consolidated Statement of Revenue and Expenses

Three months ended July 31, 2010 with comparative figures for the three months ended July 31, 2009
(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)











July 31, 2010 July 31, 2009
Revenues
Patient service revenue, net $ 9,920 11,579
Other 357 322
Total revenues 10,277 11,901
Expenses
Salaries and benefits 4,319 4,383
Medical supplies and services 2,814 2,957
Depreciation and amortization 744 631
Other operating 495 548
Utilities 325 333
Bad debt expense, net of recoveries 256 300
Government taxes and fees 287 287
nsurance 180 183
Outside services 206 139
Repairs and maintenance 266 126
Rent 101 97
Dietary expenses 94 94
Legal expenses 26 37
Total expenses 10,113 10,115
ncome before interest 164 1,786
nterest expense - (49)
Net income for the period $ 164 1,737
Earnings per common share (expressed in Bahamian dollars):
Basic and fully diluted $ 0.02 0.17

DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED

Notes to Interim Consolidated Financial Statements

Six months ended July 31, 2010

1. Significant accounting policies

These interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard No.
34, Interim Financial Reporting, using the same accounting policies applied in the January 31, 2010 audited
consolidated financial statements.

2. Accounts receivable

Accounts receivable are stated net of provisions for doubtful accounts of $4.0 million.

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O In brief

Stocks etige up
on industrial
production growth

NEWYORK

Stocks overcame an early
slide Wednesday and turned
higher as investors tried to
extend a September rally,
according to Associated Press.

Major indexes fluctuated
throughout the morning before
rising in midday trading.
Traders were heartened by a
national reading on industrial
production that showed the sec-
tor grew last month for the 12th
time 14 months. The national
reading overshadowed a disap-
pointing regional report on
September manufacturing
activity in New York.

The regional New York
report came out first and ini-
tially sent stock prices lower.

The Dow Jones industrial
average rose about 38 points in
afternoon trading. Broader
indexes posted smaller gains.

In corporate news, Master-
Card Inc. rose sharply after say-
ing it expects its income to rise
at least 20 percent this year.
Shares rose $11.55, or 5.8 per-
cent, to $211.30. Kraft Foods
Inc., known for brands like
Nabisco and Maxwell House,
rose after saying its earnings
would jump between 9 percent
and 11 percent over the next
three years thanks to growth in
developing markets. Shares
rose 44 cents to $31.49 and ear-
lier hit a new high for the year.
Stocks rose sharply during the
first half of the month, even
though September is historical-
ly a weak period for stocks.

The Dow has risen eight of

Obama wants tougher
US pipelines oversight

JOAN LOWY,
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON

The Obama administration
wants Congress to tighten over-
sight U.S pipelines and more
than double penalties for some
safety violations in response to
a deadly gas explosion in Cali-
fornia and a major oil spill in
Michigan.

Legislation sent to Congress
Wednesday would increase
from $1 million to $2.5 million
the maximum fine for the most
serious pipeline violations
involving deaths, injuries or
major environmental harm, the
Department of Transportation
said. It also would pay for an
additional 40 inspectors and
safety regulators over the next
four years.

The proposal follows several
accidents, including last week's
huge gas explosion in suburban
San Francisco, that have called
attention to the nation's aging
pipelines and how they are
monitored. Transportation Sec-
retary Ray LaHood said his
department "needs stronger
authority to ensure the contin-
ued safety and reliability of our
nation's pipeline network."

Congress is expected to
recess for November elections
in the next 2-3 weeks, making it
unlikely a bill can be enacted
within the next two months.
Rep. James Oberstar, a Demo-
crat and chairman of the House



and expansion projects involv-
ing both gas and hazardous liq-
uids pipelines.

The safety administration is
part of the Transportation
Department.

Deputy Transportation Sec-
retary John Porcari told com-
mittee the department is also
crafting new regulations to
enhance pipeline safety, includ-
ing requiring the installation of
emergency flow restricting
devices on some pipelines and
changing the distance between
valves. The regulations would
be separate from the legislative
proposal.

The department is also con-
sidering extending "high con-
sequence area" designations to
additional stretches of pipeline,
Porcari told the committee in
prepared testimony. Regula-
tions put in place after several



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posal with the help of adminis-
tration officials and lawmakers
from both parties before the
recess so that a bill can at least
clear the pipeline subcommittee

by then. — ; gas pipeline accidents a decade
"I do think there is urgency," ago require oil and gas compa-
Oberstar said.

nies to inspect the integrity of
pipelines in densely populated
areas. Those inspections, which
are conducted by the compa-
nies themselves, began in 2002
and are supposed to be com-
pleted by 2012.

The Pacific Gas & Electric
Co. gas pipeline explosion
killed at least four people in
San Bruno, California, and
destroyed nearly 40 homes.
That pipeline is regulated by
the state utility commission.

An oil spill from a pipeline

The department's proposal
would eliminate exemptions
from safety regulations for
pipelines that gather hazardous
liquids upstream of transmis-
sion pipelines, the department
said.

It also would authorize the
Pipeline and Hazardous Mate-
rials Safety Administration,
which regulates interstate
pipeline safety, to collect addi-
tional data on pipelines, includ-
ing information on previously
unregulated lines, the depart-



owned by a Canadian company
in Michigan sent an estimated
820,000 to 1 million gallons (3.1
to 3.8 million liters) spewing
into the Kalamazoo River in
late July.

the past 10 days and is up more
than 5 percent so far in Sep-
tember. A strong manufactur-
ing report from the Institute for
Supply Management set off the
rally two weeks ago.

ment said. And, it would pro-
vide for improved coordination
with states and other agencies
on inspector training and over-
sight of pipeline construction

Transportation and Infrastruc-
ture Committee, which was
holding a hearing Wednesday
on the Michigan oil spill, said
he wants to "scrub" the pro-

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
BOOM TIME: In this July 29, 2010 file photo, crews work on a boom
in the Kalamazoo River in Battle Creek, Mich., trying to capture oil from
a ruptured pipeline, owned by Enbridge Inc.

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BE SUBMISSIVE T0
THEIR HUSBANDS IN

A MODERN

By JEFFARAH GIBSON
Tribune Features Writer

E are living in a perpetual-
W: evolving world. With

time, technology changes,
people change, relationships
change, even the family structure
changes.

However the latter, (the family structure
and the role of women in marriages) is a
change that most Christian leaders argue
should remain the same.

Lately some woman have argued that
humble submission to their husbands is no
longer necessary, as women have made
societal strides, compared to a few cen-
turies ago, and no longer need consultation
from a better half for progression or deci-
sion making.

Tribune Religion spoke to Overseer
Helen Mcphee, pastor of Agape Full
Gospel, who said that time has nothing to
do with what the Bible outlines about fam-
ily life.

“Women should still be submissive to
their husbands regardless of the time. Time
has nothing to do with what the Bible says
about the family and how husbands and
wives should conduct themselves.

SOCIETY?

Because it is the plan of the enemy to
destroy, what should be a blessing turns
into a curse. For instance, women who
become independent, which is good, the
enemy uses this in a derogatory way and
they turn against their husbands. They
begin to feel they don’t need to consult him
for anything and this is wrong,” she said.

“The word of God is the truth and we
must get back to the basics and adhere to
what the bible says. A woman in this 21st
century should submit to their own hus-
bands,” Pastor Mcphee explained.

Tribune Religion also spoke to a few
ladies who shared similar views on this
issue.

Tanya Johnson said: “While I am not
married at this time, I have observed lots of
marriages and I can safely say that it has to
be a two-way street. People love to quote 1
Peter 3:1 which starts off saying that wives
should be submissive to their husbands,
but they neglect verse 7 of that same chap-
ter which tells husbands to be considerate
with their wives and to treat her with
respect so that nothing can hinder his
prayers.

“So to me, if a husband is respecting his
wife and loving her, then the wife should
have no problem submitting to him. And if
the wife is submissive, then the husband

CHANGING TIMES:
Lately some
woman have
argued that hum-
ble submission to
their husbands is
no longer neces-
sary, as women
have made societal
strides, and no
longer need con-
sultation from a
better half for pro-
gression or deci-
sion making.

should be more than happy to show her
respect. The onus is on each partner to do
his/her part to make the marriage what
God intended.

She concluded: “Then if you look at the
definition of submissive, it doesn't mean |
submit because you have to. It means “a
willingness to submit”. Many women are
willing to commit but just won’t if their |
husband has no respect for her. It all goes
back to, everyone doing their part. It’s like
the scripture in Matthew 7:5 which says to |
take the log out of your own eye before
you attempt to take the speck out of some- |
one else's eye, that is, before correcting the
behaviour of someone else.”

Eljanae Carey has a two -sided view of
the issue. She said submission yes, losing |
one’s voice no.

“T think it’s a yes and a no, because the
Bible does say that a woman must submit |
themselves to their husbands for a woman
was made from a man. I think a woman
should be submissive to her husband but
at the same time I don’t believe in a
woman being controlled by a man. A |
woman shouldn’t be so submissive that she
ends up loses her voice or opinion.”

Nadine Thomas Brown said that as soci- |
ety changes certain things must follow suit. |
“Society has changed a lot since the early |
days, women are more independent than
they ever were. I feel that people mis-
quote the Bible for their own ends. I feel
like we both submit to each other. It's an
agreement for both partners to do certain
roles to enhance family life. If they both
work, they share duties. That is how my
house works. When people communicate
respect and are friends with each other in
a relationship submission never comes up
as a topic.”

Marie Williams* said: “I think as women |
we get too liberated in our thinking. I
think women should keep their traditional
roles as a wife. Take care of the house,
take care of your husband. Show him the
respect he deserves, consult him. You
could have your own opinion, but his
opinions should matter just as much as
yours,” she said

*Names have been changed.

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Bishop Simeon
Hall speaks out
against suicide

By ALESHA CADET
Tribune Features Writer

"sanctity of life", all life is

sacred and we must get
that message out there, said
Bishop Simeon Hall - the senior
pastor of New Covenant Baptist
Church

In recent news, investigators from
the Central Detective Unit were in
Abaco earlier this week probing the
death of a man who was found hanged
in his Marsh Harbour home.

Initial reports suggest that the man,
identified as Gil Stratton, a bachelor,
may have committed suicide. He was
found in his home in Pelican Shores at
around 7am on Sunday. Stratton spent
most of his life as a mute, said a relative
who did not want to be identified, but
after undergoing surgery he was able to
communicate with friends and family.

Going further, the body of Acassia
Porter was discovered on Monday
evening at the home she shared with
her young son on Quick Silver Drive,
off Carmichael Road. Sources close to
Ms Porter said she had appeared
stressed last week and it was also
revealed she had recently broke off an
engagement.

This comes just over a week after
mother-of-four Deborah Smith, 51, was
found hanging from a ceiling in her
home on West Street.

Her father, 81-year-old Harold Pinto,
said he did not know what may have
led his daughter to take her own life
but noted that she had been out of
work for some time.

Bishop Hall told Tribune Religion
that his first response is not to buy into
the negativity. He says, "Each life is
precious in the sight of God and in no
way must we diminish when one life is
taken.

He added: " I believe that people do
have problems, I also have problems of
my own but my center and my spiritual
anchor is so strong that every problem
I face is conquerable, it can be con-
quered.

"T prefer to stand on the side of those
who celebrate life, and I cannot imag-
ine what problems anyone might have
that would cause them to turn inward

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“T prefer to stand
on the side of those
who celebrate life,
and I cannot
imagine what
problems anyone
might have that
would cause them
to turn inward

on themselves.”

— Bishop Simeon Hall

on themselves," said Bishop Hall in an
interview with Tribune Religion yester-
day.

"Another thing is, suicide is an
affront to everything that the church
stands for and proclaims."

Bishop Hall says he continues to
plead with the pastors and the church-
es to go beyond one or two days a week
in ministry. "We need to be more full
time, people need to reach us. If there
is a church you attend that cannot min-
ister to you, you need to run away from
it," he said.
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FROM left to right: Rev Thelma Willamson,Crysin Williamson, Chevelle Bowleg, Brian Lockhart, Rev Howard Williamson and William Saunders.

Robinson-Morris Chapel A.M.E.



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Church financial stipend for students

THE Robinson-Morris Chapel AME
Church, Ridgeland Park West, under the
leadership of Presiding Elder and Pastor
Howard F Williamson, and its members
recently recognised and presented finan-
cial stipends, from The Rev. James Maceo
Sands Educational Funds to students with
the highest Grade Point Average in the
primary, junior and senior High School.

From the Primary Division was Brian
Lockhart from Carlton Francis, Junior
High, Chevelle Bowleg, from Saint
Augustine College, and Senior High,
Cryslyn Williamson, Kingsway Academy.

Also, all students attending colleges and
universities locally and aboard received
stipends, from The Rev. James Maceo
‘Sands Educational Fund.

They are:

TAMARIA SAUNDERS

- College of the Bahamas
MARISSA WRIGHT

- College of the Bahamas
KEVANNA EWING

- College of the Bahamas
JAVON NIXON

- College of the Bahamas
KUSHNA ROLLE

- Success Training College
KENDRA CAREY

- St. Mary's University Halifax,

Nova Scotia, Canada
CODERO FERNANDER
- Clarkson University, New York

The scholarship was formed in memory
of Rev James Maceo Sands, a native of
Savannah Sound. He was the former pre-
siding elder of the Bahamas Islands
Conference of the AME Church and for-
mer pastor of Robinson-Morris Chapel,
Cousin McPhee Cathedral, and Mother
Bethel A.M.E. Church.

Rev Sands was ordained in 1959 by
Bishop Samuel L. Green. He began his
Ministry in the Mother Club Hall on East
Street Hill before moving to the Ministers
Wives Centre which is situated on the
grounds of Robinson-Morris Chapel. He
held services in the Minister Wives
Centre in the early 1960's with six mem-
bers and a few children.

On November 30, 1975, under his lead-
ership, Robinson-Morris Chapel was
erected and on November 26, 1978 it was
dedicated to the glory of God. Rev Sands
was a champion for his God and _ his
Church. He use to watch this property
day and night. He was a builder and one
who recognised that in serving God he
would inherit eternal life. As a result of
this, he dedicated his life to the work of
the Church. He was truly committed to
the cause of serving the Church, and he



FROM left to right: Kushna Rolle, Tamaria Saunders Marissa Wright Kevanna Ewing Rev Thelma
Williamson, Rev Howard Williamson, Kendra Carey and Codero Fernander.

gave of himself, his finances and anything
else that was humanly possible to serve
God and assist his people.

He was a humble, humorous and pleas-
ant individual who would flash a smile
that would express the beauty that was
within. Rev Sands completed his earthly
journey on July 29, 1997. May his soul
rest in peace.

Our pastor Rev Howard F Williamson
who succeed him, work very closely with

him. He played a major role in the
growth and development of his spiritual
and educational life. For this reason the
pastor along with the members decided to
establish an account in his memory called
the “JAMES MACEO SANDS EDU-
CATIONAL FUND”, to assist those stu-
dents with the highest GPA in the pri-
mary, junior, and high school grades, and
our college students with a financial
stipend.
PG 26 ® Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Bahamian

s long as calamity is not

Arste at our door; we
ave a unique way of show-

ing how concerned we are for
those who are facing some form of
tragedy. In reading this article all
I would ask of you “is that for a
few moments to please take off
your political / religious caps,
and let’s soberly think as
Bahamians”.

The two most influential forces in this
country (Politics & Religion) has dealt this
nation a vicious dividing blow to the point
that the Bahamas is literally falling apart
due to crime and corruption which has
rendered these two leading forces power-
less and has given a negative view of law
and order in the eyes of the people.

How is it that this small, once beautiful
Bahamas could have such a high murder
rate; whereby 2-3 murders are occurring in
a week, in littke Nassau. And Bahamians
are going to sleep and waking up the next
morning with the casual mind-set of “Well,
it’s just another one gone”?

Here’s the twofold interesting dynamics
that’s at work in this Bahama Drama:

1) 80 - 90 per cent of the Bahamian leg-
islators are attorneys (criminal, corpo-
rate, etc;) and if there is a set of people
who knows the pros and cons of the law;
it’s these legislators. The crime detection
rate and apprehension of alleged crimi-
nals by the Royal Bahamas Police Force
has always been very high.

But the criminals always seems to have
the upper hand on the Police no matter
the evidence; by hiring the very best
defense attorneys / law firms (The
Bahamian LEGISLATORS) to manipu-
late the judicial system to their advan-
tage.

Case and point: How can over one
hundred persons charged with murder be
out on bail and others that are charged
with lesser offenses be remanded?
Answer: The remanded offenders (if they
had legal representation) their attorneys /
law firms were not connected to the
LEGISLATORS.

The politicians have got the grassroots
Bahamians right where they want them
(Between a Rock and a Hard Place), and
despite the havoc that’s being wreaked
upon the grassroots; they refused to see
beyond their politics.

This level of politics is so well orches-
trated that the people will passionately
defend and argue as to under which gov-
ernment (PLP or FNM) did the most mur-
ders occurred.

It’s something like this ! Can you see the
PLPs or the FNMs giving high fives to
each other saying “We’ve only had 50 mur-
ders this year” What I would say to these





PASTOR
ALLEN

die-hard PLPs and FNMs is this: “Would
you still be celebrating and giving high
fives if your sons and daughters, mothers
and fathers were among the 50 murdered
victims ?

Bahamians, PLEASE WAKE THE
HELL UP, and stop playing politics with
the future of our country.

Watch this!

2) I'm at liberty to speak as the Holy
Spirit leads; therefore I’m not subjected to
any religious leader / denominations nor to
any political party. So with that being said.
If this Cap Fits you; then you wear it.

The Bahamas is filled with powerless
religious leaders (bishop, apostle, doctor,
etc;) who know the word of God, but not
the God of the word. This is nothing new
or strange as throughout the Bible, both
Old and New Testaments, there were reli-
gious leaders who was deceiving and fleec-
ing their naive followers and distorting the
truth of God’s word as is being done today.

There is not a community in the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas that does-
n’t have at least two or three churches; yet
the kingdom of darkness and the criminal
forces reign in these communities.

Through ignorance and the displeasure
of being exposed and called out; many reli-
gious leaders and those of a religious
mind-set would quickly adopt the view
that [’m attacking the church; whereas
absolutely nothing could be further from
the truth.

But rather it’s the Holy Spirit that is
exposing the organised religion of man
that has worked its way into the church.

The religion that Father Yahweh
accepts and takes note of is this:
James.1:27. Pure religion and undefiled
before God and the Father is: to visit the
fatherless and widows in their affliction,
and to keep himself unspotted from the
world.

RELIGION

Here’s some defiling religious tactics of
today’s church:

1) The constructing of shrines / big
buildings - places of worship and calling
them “The House of God”

2) Religious leaders competing against
each other in the writing of their motiva-
tional books that includes a few scripture
verses and the television broadcast compe-
tition of Ministries

3) Annual money making religious con-
ferences, seminars, workshops, etc; where
attendees are almost compelled to pur-
chase speakers products (books, tapes, cds
videos,)

4) The promoting / lifting up and idola-
trous worship of the religious leaders as
their photos and images are on display
throughout their churches.

During Yeshuwa Messiah (aka Jesus the
Christ) ministry the religious leaders were
the ones who hated and despised him
most. If He was to walk the earth today
His greatest adversaries would not be the
drug dealers, the prostitutes, the gang
members, etc; but instead He would face
even greater opposition from the religious
leaders, seeing that he’s not a Baptist,
Anglican, Catholic or any of the other
denominations and His message would be
that of truth and not today’s twisted pros-
perity gospel.

The high murder rate, the blatant dis-
regard for law and order, the deteriora-
tion of the family structure and morals
are the byproducts of the anti-Christ spir-
it of which man‘s organised religions are
powerless.

Father Yahweh is raising up a genera-
tion in the Bahamas that will not bow or
conform to the religions or religious lead-
ers of today.

This generation will not seek to have
their name and titles highlighted but
rather they will be true servants of God to
His people. These are the one that He will
use to rebuke / cast-out demonic spirits,
heal the sick and raise the dead.

¢ For questions and comments contact us
via E-mails:pastormallen@yahoo.com or
kmfci@live.com or Ph.1-242-441-2021

Pastors Matthew & Brendalee Allen

Kingdom Minded Fellowship Center Int'l.



The Tribune

No weapon
formed
against
you shall
prosper

BY PASTOR TONYA COLEBROOK

Isaiah 54v17

The weapons may form but not
against you. When you see the enemy
always coming up against you, there
is something right that you are doing
for the Kingdom of God. In your
Christian walk with Jesus Christ, you
who stand for righteousness don’t
waver just to fit in with in the crowd
but stand and don’t bow to Baal.

Isaiah 54:15 says they shall surely
gather together, but not by me,
whosoever shall gather together
against thee shall fall for thy sake...
Jesus Christ will destroy the plans of
the enemies and destroy their devices

Ephesians 6:12 says: for we wrestle
not against flesh and blood, but
against principles, against powers,
against the rulers of darkness of the
world, against spiritual wickedness in
high places. Don’t fret because of the
evil doers for their days are num-
bered. Be strong in the Lord and in
the power of his might, put on the
whole armour of God that you will be
able to stand in the last and evil days.

The Tribune wants to hear from
people who are making news in
their neighbourhoods. Perhaps you
are raising funds for a good cause,
campaigning for improvements in
the area or have won an award.

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


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All about the Children's Hour Ministry

IN July of 1989, Willamae C Miller
inaugurated the first Children's Hour
broadcast on the then 1240 AM radio in
Nassau, Bahamas at The Broadcasting
Corporation of The Bahamas. The station
is now I 107.9FM. Interests mounted and
God supplied the need for broadcast
funds.

Today by the guiding hand of God, The
Children's Hour Media Ministries is
heard wherever I 07.9FM can be heard.
The ministry is duly registered with the
Ministry of Youth, a government depart-
ment that caters to youth and is a non-
profit organisation dedicated to the glory
of God and to the winning of boys/girls to
Christ. The organization is administered
by a committee.

The organisation’s aim is to:

I, To tell boys and girls about Jesus and

the plan of salvation.

2. To teach young Christians God's
Word

3.To train children for Christian service

The organisation is entirely supported
by the public and is not underwritten or
sponsored by any particular church or
denomination. They rely entirely upon
Philippines 4: 19 and the books are audit-
ed by a reputable accountant.

According to the organisation’s state-
ment of faith :

The Bible is the inspired Word of God
and it is the Christian's final authority
from God. The birth of Jesus Christ is evi-
dence of the deity in that He was virgin
born and was God in the flesh without sin
when he lived on earth. The Blood of
Christ shed on Calvary is the only atone-
ment for man's sin.



The death, bodily resurrection of. Jesus
from the tomb and His ascension into
heaven are biblical facts. The believers
are called "The Church" which is com-
posed of all those who by faith have
accepted Christ as Savior and Lord.

The Blessed hope of the Christian is the
personal return of the Lord Jesus to take
all believers to Heaven. Those who reject
God's plan of salvation will be con-
demned to everlasting punishment.

I. The weekly 30-minute and 15 minute
radio programs are the foundation for all
activities. The ministry goes on air with a
well rehearsed Christ centered broadcast
by and for the children. Many hours of
planning and rehearsal are necessary each
week to produce a 30 minute program of
"network" quality. This is done at the stu-
dio of Abundant Life Bible Church on

Thursday, September 16, 2010 ® PG 27

Abundant Life Road, Nassau, Bahamas.

In addition, the organisation presents a
straight forward gospel message by lec-
ture or skit. Simple enough for the chil-
dren, and sweetly appealing for the not so
young.

2. The Mailbox Club Bible
Correspondence Course, comprised of ten
lessons for various age groups is being
used by many hundreds of boys and girls.
This Bible course helps children learn the
basic truths of the Word of God and help
the saved ones grow in grace.

3. Devotion for Children, a quarterly
calendar designed to be read to or by chil-
dren. It is excellent for family devotions.
A free copy is sent to each family who
requests one. Extra copies are $1.00 each.
The radio staff is available for meetings in
churches or for area wide rallies.
PG 28 ® Thursday, September 16, 2010



CELEBRATION: Celebrating the Feast of title at Holy Saviour in Long Island

RELIGION

The Tribune

Holy Saviour, Millerton Long
Island celebrates Feast of Title

lhe excitement of the recent
"[‘esicbration of the Feast of
Title of Holy Saviour,
Millerton Long Island will linger
in the hearts and minds of many of
its members as it signified the first
time that Fr Burton would be in
attendance for any External
Solemnities as Rector of St Peter’s
Parish, North Long Island.

Anglican Parishioners from the length
and breadth of Long Island recently turned
out en-masse to celebrate the Feast of Title
on Sunday September 12.

It was the first time newly ordained
Deacon Alvardo Adderley would preach
in the church following his ordination on
August 28. He hails from All Saints Parish
Joan Heights where Fr Sebastian Campbell
serves as rector.

After Deacon Adderley’s ordination he
has been assigned to Holy Cross, Regency
Park. As an ordinand studying at
Codrington College in Barbados he was
assigned to St Peter’s Parish, North Long
Island under the then Rector Fr Mark Fox.
Adderley reminisced that at that time he

visited and assisted with Vacation Bible
School, Holy Saviour was closed and in a
state of disrepair. He commented that the
former Member of Parliament Sylvia
Scriven adopted him as a step son on his
initial visit to Long Island. Also in atten-
dance was the new Rector of St Paul’s in
South Long Island, Fr Jonathan G.A.
Archer.

Deacon Adderley’s took his text from
the gospel passage applicable for the
Transfiguration of Jesus found in Luke’s
gospel chapter 9 verses 28 to 36. The evan-
gelist retells the narration of Jesus’ trek up
a mountain to pray with his inner circle of
disciples Peter, James and John. And as he
prayed his appearance was transformed or
changed into dazzling white.

Deacon Adderley admonished the con-
gregation that the same way Jesus was
transformed in the Transfiguration it could
happen to them if they believe in him and
do His will. He encouraged and challenged
members to look deep within themselves
to see the inadequacies of their lives and
rise to the occasion so that the change can
be visible in their lives and families around
them.

Deacon Adderley added that during the
summer before his ordination he had an
opportunity to visit Cat Island where Fr
Burton served before relocating to North
Long Island. He was enthused with the
transformation that had taken place on so
many churches whilst Fr Burton was priest
in charge. He also mentioned the work that
needs to be done to this palatial edifice will
definitely take place in short order with Fr
Burton as their new rector.

The transforming and renewing of the
members bodies, minds and souls can only
take place through prayer, reading their
Bibles and church attendance on a regular
and consistent basis. And further the trans-
formation would be complete when we
meet our Blessed Savior in His Heavenly
Kingdom, he added.

In his welcome address, Fr Burton
allowed long time contemporary Fr
Jonathan Archer to share with the congre-
gation a few words. Fr Archer commented
in jest that both he and Burton have an
endearing relationship that spans some two
decades whilst he was an altar server at St
Matthew and Fr Burton an altar server at
St Barnabas. He said that Burton followed

him to Codrington College where he was a
two years ahead of him.

Secondly, at St.Anne’s in Fox Hill where
both served their curacy under Fr Crosley
Walkine and lastly in Eleuthera where he
was Rector of St. Patrick, Governors
Harbor and Fr Burton was the assistant
curate at St. Luke’s where Fr Andrew
Toppin was Rector. And last by no means
least they are back together serving one in
North Long Island and one in South Long
Island.

Fr Burton concurred with his sentiments
and looks forward to sharing in the multi-
plicity of Patronal Festivals that will be cel-
ebrated frequently with the large number
of diverse Anglican Churches and
Anglican Communities. Fr Burton believes
that Patronal Festivals and Feast of Titles
are seen aS monumental and memorable
occasions in the life of the parish and
should never be celebrated in any lack lus-
ter fashion and the presence of all its mem-
bers to appreciate and gravitate towards.

After the Eucharist mass parishioners
and well wishers enjoyed refreshments
before departing to their various destina-
tion.
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‘Summer of Thunder’ sets ‘hardwood’

By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

FOR the first time in over a year,
several versions of a senior men’s
“national basketball team” took the
court for the Bahamas during a
series of exhibitions hosted by the
Bahamas Basketball Federation
(BBF), with the teams serving as
building blocks for the future of the
programme.

BBF president Lawrence Hep-
burn said the teams fielded during
the federation’s “Summer of Thun-
der” could serve as an evaluation
for the selection process for future
national teams.
























Miller's fresh start
for 2010-11 season

By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

fter playing sparingly for
A seasons in one of the
most high profile pro-

grammes in the National Collegiate
Athletic Associations, one Bahami-

an hoops star will get a fresh start

for the 2010-11 season.

Dwight Miller will make the tran-
sition from NCAA Div I to the















NJCAA this fall after a transfer
from the University of Pittsburgh to
Midland Junior College.

Miller was said to be the odd
man out on the Panthers roster
after the perennial Big 10 con-
tenders signed a trio of highly tout-
ed freshman.

J.J. Moore, the highest rated of
the Panthers three incoming fresh-
man basketball players out of South
Kent Prep in Connecticut and the
8th ranked small forward in the
country by scouts.com, strength-
ened the logjam in the frontcourt
which left Miller out of favour.

The 6’8” forward out of St Pius X
High School in Houston, Texas,
opted to transfer to a junior col-
lege to avoid the NCAA rule of
sitting out an entire year for trans-
ferring from one D-I school to
another.

He intends to play a single sea-
son with the Midland Chapparals
and transfer to another D-I school
following upcoming season.

After a critically acclaimed high
school career, when he rose to
international prominence for his
personal workouts with NBA Hall
of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon,
Miller chose the Panthers out of
several scholarship offers.

In his biography on the team’s
website, he is described as a “tena-
cious rebounder and defender who

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many of our
prospective
national team
players for the
future.

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good look at
some of the guys, how they respond
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6’8” forward to

make transition
from NCAA Div I
to the NJCAA

displays outstanding desire and pas-
sion for playing basketball, a quick
learner who has the ability to make
shots away from the basket and get
up and down the floor.”

Miller redshirted (sat out) the
2008-09 season. In his final high
school season, Miller led the St Pius
X Panthers to a 22-8 record and
were ranked number four in the
state of Texas.

They won the TAPPS 6A Dis-
trict three championship with a 9-0
record as he averaged 15.8 points
per game.

Miller was nominated for the
McDonald’s High School All-
America Game and had a produc-
tive summer heading into the col-
legiate recruiting process when he
averaged 10.0 points and 7.0
rebounds per game at the
ReebokU Camp.

He also earned the Dante
Anderson Memorial Award for the
player below the radar who made
the biggest impact over the course
of the camp.

Miller is a product of the Frank
Rutherford Elite Athlete Devel-
opment Foundation.

Some of the foundation’s other
athletes and alumni include Devard
and Devaughn Darling, Ian Symon-
ette, Jeremy Barr, Wannah Bail,
Michael Carey, Mikhail McClean,
Alex Cooper, Waltia Rolle, Mavin
Saunders, Probese Leo, Enrico
Forbes and several others.

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for the country with national recog-
nition,” said Hepburn.

The Bahamas last fielded a senior
men’s national team for the 2009
CBC Championships in Tortola,
British Virgin Islands, from June 30
to July 4.

Alonzo Hinds led the team in
scoring at 21.4 points per game as
the team finished 1-2 and finished
in fifth place in the tournament.

Several players from that national
team also competed for one of sev-
eral select squads in the “Summer
of Thunder”, including Jeremy
Hutchinson, who led the Bahamas to
their only win of the series with 21
points Monday night against Port-
land State in the 93-90 win.

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for national team players

The Bahamas held a double-digit
lead for much of the contest, but
withered down the stretch and near-
ly lost the advantage.

Hepburn said the ability to exe-
cute down the stretch is one of the
factors the BBF will look to improve
upon for international competition.

“T would have liked to have seen
the team hold onto a lead down the
stretch and put the game away when
they had the opportunity,” he said.
“They say international games are
often won in the last two minutes of
the game and in our last two minutes
we fell apart, so that is something
we will have to monitor closely mov-
ing forward.”

With regional championships on

Sports Reporter

rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

the horizon, the BBF will place play-
ers under heavier scrutiny as more
international events approach.

"The CAC Basketball Champi-
onships are next year, so this can be
a very important upcoming period
for the BBF. More than just they
way they play on the floor, we had
an opportunity to see a lot of the
players’ work ethic,” he said.

“Tt gives us good insight to know
whether we have the players ready
and willing to put in the effort it
takes to compete in the region and
worldwide, and if we find that we
do have these players and other
things fall into place then we could
see the Bahamas field national teams
in the near future."

NCAA events put
Bahamas on map

By RENALDO DORSETT

‘Battle at Atlantis’,
‘Bahamas Sunsplash

NATIONAL Collegiate
Athletic Association pro-
grammes will once again look
to the Bahamas as a venue on
the hardwood during peak
vacation months for the sec-
ond time this year.

On the heels of the
Bahamas Basketball Federa-
tion’s “Summer of Thunder”,
preparations are underway
for NCAA teams to return
for two separate events in
December.

The “Battle at Atlantis”
and the “Bahamas Sunsplash
Shootout” will bring together
seven NCAA programmes to
the shores of the Bahamas in
a three-day span to compete

Shootout’ all set
for December

the history of basketball in
the Bahamas that both men
and women’s NCAA Div-I
basketball games will be
played locally in such a brief
time period and during the
NCAA season.

The Battle at Atlantis,
scheduled for December 18,
will see the resort unveil the
new 4,500-seat arena, a seg-
ment of the 60,000 square-
foot conference center at the
Paradise Island resort.

The reported $500,000 tem-

games.

in a series of intercollegiate

It marks the first time in

porary stadium features state-

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CAC bodybuilding team named

THE Bahamas Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (BBFF)
has officially named its 10-member team to represent the
Bahamas at the Central American and Caribbean Body-
building and Fitness Championships, scheduled for Septem-
ber 22-26. Team Bahamas members are Lorraine LaFleur,
Charmaine McNabb, Charnice Bain, Lynden Fowler, Ray-
mond Tucker, Desmond Bain, Charles Johnson, Sidney Out-
ten, Paul Wilson and Rob Harris.

HOW FAR CAN D-MAxX GO?

FRESH START: Dwight Miller is all set to make the
transition from NCAA Div | to the NJCAA this fall.

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Federer will
skip Davis
Cup playoffs
to stay fresh

BASEL, Switzerland (AP)
— Roger Federer will skip
Switzerland's Davis Cup
match in Kazakhstan this
weekend to stay fresh for the
rest of the season.

"I need some extra time to
relax after the intense weeks
in North America so I can fin-
ish the year strong,” Federer
said Wednesday on his offi-
cial website.

Federer reached the US
Open semifinals — losing in
five sets to Novak Djokovic
last Saturday — won the
Cincinnati Masters, and lost
in the Toronto Masters final.

Federer is next scheduled
to play at the Shanghai Mas-
ters starting October 10, then
return to Europe for the
indoor hardcourt season in
Stockholm, his hometown
event in Basel, and the Paris
Masters.

His competitive season
ends at the ATP World Tour
Finals in London beginning
November 21.

Federer cited schedule
problems when he missed
Switzerland's 4-1 loss in Spain
in a Davis Cup world group
match in March.

The Swiss had retained
their place in the elite 16-
nation group last September
when Federer won both his
singles matches in a 3-2 victo-
ry in Italy.

"Obviously we would have
liked to have Roger with us
for this match but we knew
also that his participation was
uncertain,” Switzerland cap-
tain Severin Luethi said.

Switzerland travels to Kaza-
khstan for the playoffs start-
ing Friday to decide which
country will remain in the
world group next year.

The Swiss team will be led
by US Open quarterfinalist
Stanislas Wawrinka.

"I'm happy that Stan is in
excellent form and that he'll
be in good shape in Astana,"
Luethi said.

Djokovic leads Serbia
in Davis Cup semis

By CHRIS LEHOURITES
AP Sports Writer

LONDON (AP) — US
Open runner-up Novak
Djokovic will get a chance to
reach another important final
this weekend when Serbia
faces the Czech Republic in
Davis Cup competition.

Djokovic, who lost to
Rafael Nadal in four sets on
Monday in New York, will
lead the Serbs on indoor
hardcourt in Belgrade in the
best-of-five semifinal starting
Friday. The second-ranked
Djokovic is undefeated in
four matches in the competi-
tion this year.

"This is one of the key
matches and the interest of
the Serbian public is huge,”
Djokovic said. "I'm ready to
play in Belgrade, and I don't
think this loss to Nadal will
affect my form.”

In the other semifinal,
France will host Argentina on
indoor hardcourt in Lyon.

In the World Group play-
offs, it's: Colombia vs. United
States; Israel vs. Austria; Ger-
many vs. South Africa; Swe-
den vs. Italy; India vs. Brazil;
Australia vs. Belgium; and
Kazakhstan vs. Switzerland.

The United States has
dropped out of the World
Group only once since it
began in 1981. Without Andy
Roddick in Colombia, the
Americans will be represent-
ed by John Isner, Mardy Fish,
Sam Querrey and Ryan Har-
rison.

US captain Patrick McEn-
roe will step down after this
weekend. He announced his
resignation after 10 years on
the job during the US Open.
McEnroe guided the United
States to a Davis Cup title in
2007.

Djokovic will play along-
side Viktor Troicki, Janko
Tipsarevic and Nenad Zimon-

jic against the Czech team of
Wimbledon runner-up Tomas
Berdych, Radek Stepanek,
Jan Hajek and Ivo Minar.

Djokovic beat Roger Fed-
erer in the US Open semifi-
nals, twice coming back from
a set down to win in five. That
put him in the final against
Nadal, who had won the pre-
vious two major titles at the
French Open and Wimbledon
and completed a career
Grand Slam by winning in
Flushing Meadows.

"I've played the best ten-
nis now in certainly last seven,
eight months, maybe the
whole year," Djokovic said.
"So from Wimbledon up to
this point, I feel much more
comfortable on the court,
more confident and getting
this aggressive game back and
the game that I need to have
in order to stay at the top, and
a game that has been a part of
me always.”

Serbia has never before
reached the final as an inde-
pendent country. As
Yugoslavia, the country
reached the World Group
semifinals in 1988, '89 and '91.

The final is scheduled for
December 3-5.

Argentina is trying to make
the final for the third time in
the past five years. The team
will be led by David Nalban-
dian, who has won three sin-
gles matches and one doubles
match in the competition this
year despite missing most of
last year following hip
surgery.

"It's going to be tough,”
Nalbandian said. "I think it’s
going to be tougher than Rus-
sia (in the quarterfinals), but
we have to try to believe in
the team and try to do the
best all of the days over there.
We have to keep our focus
on the semis."

Nalbandian will be joined
by Juan Monaco, Eduardo

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RUNNER-UP: Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, holds the runner-up trophy as Rafael Nadal, of Spain, looks on
during the ceremony following the men's championship match at the US Open in New York Monday. Nadal
won the match in four sets.

Schwank and Horacio Zebal-
los against Gael Monfils,
Michael Llodra, Richard Gas-
quet and Gilles Simon.

The French, who last
reached the semifinals in
2004, won the Davis Cup in
Lyon in 1991, beating the
United States 3-1.

"You're not playing for

yourself, you're playing for
your flag,” said Monfils, who
reached the US Open quar-
terfinals but lost to Djokovic.
"You have your whole coun-
try behind you, an unbeliev-
able crowd, your friends on
the side, your captain on the
chair. There's a different spir-
it."

(AP Photo)

In the playoffs, Switzerland
will take on Kazakhstan with-
out Federer, who has decided
to skip the series to stay fresh
for the rest of the season.

"I need some extra time to
relax after the intense weeks
in North America so I can fin-
ish the year strong,” Federer
said on his official website.

Nadal insists he's not Spain's greatest athlete

By PAUL LOGOTHETIS
AP Sports Writer

MADRID (AP) — US
Open champion Rafael Nadal
returned home on Wednes-
day, insisting his latest tennis
triumph did not qualify him
as Spain's greatest athlete.

Nadal, who became the sev-
enth player to complete a
career grand slam with Mon-
day's victory in New York,
said any comparisons to the
greats was "madness."

"As a tennis player, I took
an important step forward

with this and these have been
six unforgettable months,”
Nadal said shortly after touch-
ing down at Madrid's Bara-
jas airport.

"I can't say that I'm the
best Spanish sports person of
all time because I have no
idea. But it’s an honor to be
considered."

Nadal's 2010 triumphs,
including French Open and
Wimbledon titles, have
brought his total of major
championships to nine at age
24.

His successful season has

been a big part of a tremen-
dous year of international
sporting success for Spain,
which won soccer's World
Cup for the fist time and saw
Alberto Contador win his
third Tour de France.

"I don't know where (my
successes) fit into this year.
They are all important,” the
top-ranked Nadal said.

"Luckily, we're living dur-
ing an era of Spanish sport
that will be difficult to repeat.
Of course, we could repeat it,
but we should enjoy it (now),"
he said.



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By HOWARD ULMAN
AP Sports Writer

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) —
Don't write off the Patriots so fast.

A fashionable pick to lose their grip
on the AFC East, the three-time
Super Bowl champions showed
they're still strong by dominating the
Cincinnati Bengals in their season
opener.

Sure, New England ended last sea-
son badly — Tom Brady with a
mediocre stretch, Wes Welker with a
knee injury and the Baltimore Ravens
with a lopsided first-round playoff win
over Bill Belichick's team.

And the New York Jets reached the
AFC title game, then grabbed the off-
season spotlight by adding big-name
veterans, making "Hard Knocks"
must-see T'V and signing, after a long
holdout, the only player who coach
Rex Ryan says can cover Randy Moss,
Darrelle Revis.

But then the games began.

Patriots 38, Bengals 24.

Ravens 10, Jets 9.

So the national sports magazine that
had Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez
on the cover when it picked his team
to win the division put Brady there
this week for the 12th time, with Moss
by his side.

The Patriots are off to a good start
in pursuit of their seventh AFC East
title in eight years, but one game does-
n't make a season. How these teams
compare will be clearer Sunday when
they meet at the New Meadowlands
Stadium, where Revis will try to shut
down Moss.

"T look forward to the matchup,"
Moss said. "I have a lot of respect for
Darrelle Revis. He's a young player
who definitely matured faster than
most young players do. I'll get the best
from him. He'll get the best from me.
The only thing I can say is, collective-
ly as a team, hopefully we get the best
of the Jets."

If the Patriots are slipping, it didn't
show in the opener.

They dominated the Bengals, anoth-
er team that got offseason hype when
it acquired Terrell Owens to join Chad
Ochocinco as a dangerous wide receiv-
ing duo and reality-show TV stars.

"Hype doesn't come from us,"

Ts

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PASSING DRILL: Patriots quarterback
Tom Brady works a passing drill at the
team's facility in Foxborough yesterday.
The Patriots are scheduled to play New
York Jets at New Meadowlands Stadium in
New Jersey Sunday.

TOP LEFT: New England Patriots head
coach Bill Belichick.
(AP Photos)

Patriots running back Sammy Morris
said. "We're just focused on going and
playing the game.”

Brady was sharp in the opener,
completing 25 of 35 passes for 258
yards, three touchdowns and no inter-
ceptions just three days after he was
"scared out of my mind” but unhurt in
a two-car crash. He wasn't sacked as
the Patriots overcame the absence of
two-time Pro Bowl guard Logan
Mankins, an unrestricted free agent
who hasn't reported.

Welker had eight catches for 64
yards and two TDs less than eight
months after surgery for a torn knee
ligament. Moss, despite feeling unap-
preciated by his lack of a contract for
2011, had five receptions for 59 yards
before voicing his concerns at a
postgame news conference.

Add in touchdowns on interception
and kickoff returns and the dominance
was thorough.

"We put it all together,” nose tack-
le Vince Wilfork said. "We were flying
around. There were times when it was

OFF!

like we were on another planet."

Now they're back down to earth,
where Belichick likes it.

"T don't think there's anything that
carries over into the next game, per
se," he said. "It doesn't really matter
how you did last week or who you did
it against. It's different people. It's a
different scheme. It's different the
next time you do it. You have to prove
it every week in this league. Last week
doesn't mean anything."

The Jets hope he's right.

Against the Ravens last Monday
night, they gained just 176 yards with
six first downs and no touchdowns.
Sanchez threw for 74 yards.

Brady has said he "hates" the Jets
and wouldn't watch "Hard Knocks."
On Sunday, he'll get a closeup view of
the defense that was ranked first in
the NFL last year.

New England's defense is rebuild-
ing. Only four defenders who started
the 33-14 playoff loss to Baltimore
started against Cincinnati. The first-
string cornerbacks are rookie Devin
McCourty and second-year pro Darius
Butler. And two reliable veteran
starters, defensive end Ty Warren and
cornerback Leigh Bodden, are out for
the season.

"We wanted to contain them and
limit the big plays,” Butler said. "You
can be more aggressive and take your
shot because even if you miss your

despite preseason outlook

tackle, there's three or four more guys
coming to back you up, so it gives you
more confidence when you have speed
out there."

The defense lost four mainstays
before last season — Tedy Bruschi
and Rodney Harrison to retirement
and Richard Seymour and Mike Vra-
bel in trades. And the current Patriots
have just eight players from their last
championship team that won the
Super Bowl after the 2004 season.

While television viewers’ eyes were
on the Jets training camp and their
ears on Ryan's salty language, the
tightlipped Belichick kept the Patriots
out of the spotlight.

"Who knows what's right or
wrong?" Brady said. "Our style has
worked for us and that's what's most
important. We're not trying to be the
Jets and they're not trying to be the
Patriots."

Those two styles will clash on Sun-
day — a loudmouthed team whose
coach talks about winning the Super
Bowl and a quiet club that focuses on
the next game, not the next title.

"As a team, I can honestly tell you
we're not riding high,” Moss said.
"The Jets were the Super Bowl
favorites to whoever's eyes and we
respected that. And I think that the
only motivation that you can have as a
player or coach is to go out here and
just work harder every day.”

AP source:
Dolphins’ Odrick
to miss one or
two games

By STEVEN WINE
AP Sports Writer

MIAMI (AP) — Dolphins
rookie defensive end Jared
Odrick is expected to miss
one or two games with a slight
hairline fracture in his right
leg, a person familiar with the
injury said Tuesday.

The person, who said
surgery won't be necessary,
spoke to The Associated
Press on condition of
anonymity because the Dol-
phins had not disclosed the
severity of the injury.

Odrick, the Dolphins’ first-
round draft pick, was hurt
Sunday in their season-open-
ing victory at Buffalo. He had
a tackle for a loss before leav-
ing the game in the third
quarter, and won praise for
his play from coach Tony
Sparano.

The 2009 Big Ten defen-
sive player of the year at Penn
State, Odrick began lining up
with the first team at right end
at the start of training camp.
His most likely replacement
for Sunday's game at Min-
nesota is veteran Tony
McDaniel.

Dolphins secondary braces for Favre

By STEVEN WINE
AP Sports Writer

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At one time, Brett Favre
throwing against Vontae
Davis would have been a
laughable mismatch.

Davis was 3 when Favre
made his NFL debut in 1991.

Now, Davis is a second-year
cornerback for the Miami
Dolphins and part of a
revamped secondary bracing
to face Favre and the Min-
nesota Vikings on Sunday.

was solid in a season-opening
15-10 win at Buffalo. Miami
allowed only 116 yards
through the air and had three
sacks. But that was against
Trent Edwards, who has 25
career touchdown passes.
Favre has an NFL record 498.

From an experience stand-
point, Sunday's game still
shapes up as a mismatch.

Favre has started 286
games, compared with 70 for
Miami's four starting defen-
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Phelps’ coach

says Lochte is

better, for now



By DAVID GINSBURG
AP Sports Writer

HUNT VALLEY, Mary-
land (AP) — The longtime
coach of Michael Phelps
acknowledged Monday that
the 14-time Olympic gold
medallist currently isn't the
finest swimmer in the world.

Bob Bowman said Ryan
Lochte deserves that distinc-
tion.

Lochte beat Phelps in the
200 individual medley and 200
backstroke finals at the US
national championships last
month, then won six gold
medals to Phelps’ five at the
Pan Pacific championships.



"Obviously, Ryan Lochte
is the best swimmer in the
world this year. No question,”
Bowman said. "That will be a
huge challenge for Michael
going forward, hopefully a
motivator."

On those rare occasions
when Phelps loses, he does
not take it well.

"T think one of the biggest
things that motivates me now
is having that summer that I
had — not being able to com-
pete at the level that I want
and having other people com-
peting better than me,"
Phelps said. "It's frustrating,
but I really think that's going
to play a big role over the



next two years to keep me
being in the best shape.

"That's one thing I
absolutely hate — coming
away from a meet really dis-
appointed."

Regardless of his expecta-
tions, which weren't all that
high at the Pan Pacific cham-
pionships.

"Some of the things that
happened at Pan Pacs were
frustrating, but at the same
time I knew it was going to
happen,” the 25-year-old
Phelps said. "I expected that
to happen. I wasn't expecting
to go out and do my best
time. I was hoping, but I gave
everything I could, and IJ think



MICHAEL PHELPS (right) and Ryan Lochte look at the results after the 200 freestyle at US championships
in Irvine, California. Phelps won the event and Lochte took second.

that’s all that matters.”

The goal for Phelps is to be
the best in the world at the
2012 London Olympics.
That's when he will try to
come up with a suitable
encore for his record-shatter-

ing performance at the 2008
Games in Beijing, where he
won eight gold medals.

"The only meet that mat-
ters to Michael is in London,"
Bowman said.

Phelps’ next important for-

(AP Photo)

ay into the pool will come in
2011 at the world champi-
onships. But even that presti-
gious meet will be nothing
more than another step in his
quest to excel at the next
Olympics.

AC Milan, Real Madrid win Champions League openers

By ROB HARRIS
AP Sports Writer

AC Milan and Real Madrid
began the Champions League
with 2-0 victories on Wednes-
day night as English rivals
Chelsea and Arsenal opened
with high-scoring wins.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored
his first two goals for AC
Milan since joining on loan
from Barcelona, leading the
Rossoneri over visiting Aux-
erre.

"He was better in the sec-
ond half than the first, espe-
cially the way he took his two
chances," Milan coach Mas-
simo Allegri said. "He is a
very important player for us
— for his technique and the
way he leads the attack."

Ibrahimovic scored in the
66th minute after Ronaldin-
ho passed to Kevin-Prince
Boateng, who sent the ball
over with a pass off the back
of his neck. The Swedish for-
ward scored again three min-
utes later on a slick counter-
attacking move that began
with Robinho carrying the
ball from the defense and cul-
minated in Ibrahimovic
sweeping home Ronaldinho's
deft pass.

Valter Birsa and Steeven
Langil had early shots for
Auxerre, and Adama
Coulibaly headed against the
crossbar. "We knew before
the match that Milan had the
better players,” Auxerre
coach Jean Fernandez said.
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of the Champions League
than Milan. You could see
that after an hour. When their
players had chances to score,
they had the experience to
take them."

At Madrid, new Real coach
Jose Mourinho presided as
the nine-time champions beat
Ajax in the stadium he won
the competition with Inter
Milan in May.

Xabi Alonso's corner kick
was deflected in by Ajax
defender Vurnon Anita, and
Gonzalo Higuain added a sec-
ond-half goal off a cross from
Mesut Oezil.

"We pressed a lot and we
didn't let Ajax play how they
like to play,” Mourinho said.
"My forwards just weren't
sharp in front of goal."

Real went ahead in the 31st

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minute, and Higuain doubled
the lead in the 73rd.

"It looked like boys against
men tonight,” Ajax coach
Martin Jol said. "They clearly
dominated the game."

In London, Cesc Fabregas
and Carlos Vela each scored
twice in Arsenal's 6-0 rout of
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31 during a Champions
League match against
Barcelona.

"We played the game we
wanted to play, at a high pace,
with top technical quality and
with a lot of creative atti-
tude," Arsenal manager
Arsene Wenger said. "It's our
philosophy and, for long
patches of the game, we man-
aged to express that."

It was a closer match in the
other Group H encounter,
with Shakhtar Donetsk cap-
tain Dario Srna's 71st-minute
free kick giving the Ukrain-
ian champions a 1-0 victory
over Partizan Belgrade.

Chelsea, off to a 4-0 start
in the Premier League, beat
newcomer Zilina 4-1 despite
the absence of suspended
striker Didier Drogba. The
Blues raced into a 3-0 lead
inside 30 minutes as Nicolas
Anelka's cross was turned in
by Michael Essien before the
French forward scored two
goals himself.

Soon after, Chelsea goal-
keeper Petr Cech almost gift-
ed the home side an equalizer,
fumbling Robert Jez's free
kick before recovering to stop
the ball going into the net.

Daniel Sturridge scored
Chelsea's fourth in the 48th

(AP Photo)

after latching onto Yossi
Benayoun's through ball.
Zilina’s goal came in the
55th when an unmarked
Tomas Oravec pounced on
the loose ball from Branislav
Ivanovic's deflection after
Cech had failed to hold a

Match

In the other Group F
match, defender Cesar
Azpilicueta scored a late own-
goal to give Spartak Moscow
a 1-0 win at Marseille, which
wasted several scoring
chances.

Bayern Munich, beaten by
Mourinho's Inter in last May's
final, defeated visiting AS
Roma 2-0 on late goals by
Thomas Mueller in the 79th
minute and Miroslav Klose in
the 83rd. "When you domi-
nate and you can't score,
you're never safe,” Marseille
coach Didier Deschamps said.

The goals came quicker in
the group's other match.
Ionut Rada scored in the
ninth minute and Lacina Tra-
ore in the 12th for Cluj,
clinching a 2-1 victory over
Basel, which got a goal on
Valentin Stoker's header in
first-half injury time.

NCAA events put
Bahamas on map

FROM page 15

of-the-art regulation facilities.

The men's college basket-
ball doubleheader is expected
to feature the Mississippi
State Bulldogs against the
Virginia Tech Hokies in an
SEC-ACC conference
matchup, while the Georgia
Tech Yellow Jackets will take
on the Richmond Spiders.

Plans for the single night
double header in the very
near future include expand-
ing the event to an eight-team
tournament.

The BBF’s Sunsplash
Shootout, a women’s event,
will feature a trio of teams

over the course of the two-
day event, slated for Decem-
ber 21-22 at Kendal Isaacs
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lor Bears are all expected to
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