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Volume: 106 No.272

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

THE scene at ZNS was
described as an “emotional
disaster” yesterday, as scores
of workers — including many
household names — waited
like “sitting ducks” to know
their fate.

The board of the Broad-
casting Corporation of the

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PARTLY SUNNY
AND BREEZY

Bahamas (BCB) completed
its new organisation chart yes-
terday, generating a list of
workers to lose their jobs, and
those set to receive possible
promotions or demotions.

Police officers were escort-
ing workers out of the build-
ing immediately after they
received their dismissal let-
ters until union leaders suc-
cessfully intervened.

One employee of 28 years

Straw vendor arrested
in US returns home

ONE of nine straw vendors
arrested in New York for traf-
ficking in counterfeit goods
arrived in New Providence
yesterday.

Straw vendor Tracy Davis
arrived at the Lynden Pin-
dling International Airport
with her husband and four-
month-old baby from New
York shortly around 4pm yes-
terday. Neither spoke to
reporters yesterday following
their arrival, but walked hur-
riedly to a jeep where a rela-
tive was waiting to drive them
away.

Mrs Davis was sentenced
on Thursday in New York
southern district court, hav-
ing pleaded guilty to the
charge of counterfeit goods
trafficking on October 5. Mrs
Davis had been released on
her own recognizance prior
to her sentencing hearing.
New York Judge Richard Sul-
livan sentenced Mrs Davis to
time served — 17 days — on
the condition that she left the
US within 24 hours. The
judge said that he was quite
moved by the letters of sup-
port for Mrs Davis.

The nine vendors were
arrested on September 15 as
they waited to board a flight
back to Nassau from New
York. It was alleged that they
went on an illegal shopping
spree for counterfeit designer
bags and jewellery, which they
intended to sell at their Straw
Market stalls on Bay Street.

.». but the fate of
other Bahamians
Pemains unclear

ALTHOUGH © one
straw vendor has been set
free, the fate of the other
eight Bahamians detained
in New York remains
unclear.

Having been
held in jail for
several weeks,
prosecutors in
New York are
still reportedly
trying to put a FREp
value on some WITCHELL
of the goods
they were alleged to be
have purchased.

Attorney Howard
Jacobs, who represents
Roshanda Rolle, said: “I
got an e-mail from the
prosecutor telling us that
the government is still try-
ing to determine the value

SEE page 11



The other vendors — Roshan-
da Rolle, Gayle Rolle, Marva
Ferguson, Marvette Ferguson,
Patricia Hanna, Shamone
Thompson, Margaret Pierre,
Judy Duncombe — are still
awaiting a court date.

BEC MIDDLE MANAGERS GO BACK 10 WORK

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

MIDDLE managers at Bahamas Electricity Corpora-
tion returned to work yesterday as negotiations over a
new industrial agreement got under way.

The Bahamas Electrical Utility Managerial Union
(BEUMU) at BEC’s Baillou Hill Road office, reportedly
walked off the job on Thursday, prompting a statement

from BEC management.

But BEC general manager Kevin Basden denied there

SEE page 11

USA TODAY

BAHAMAS EDITION

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2010

said executives would not
allow her to wait inside the
building until her daughter
arrived to pick her up. She
said they would not allow her
to tell her fellow employees
goodbye, unless she wished
to have a police escort out of
the building.

She said she was at a loss

noon.

BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

Wow ind Flawors.



The incident occurred at the Royal Bank
of Canada shortly after 1pm, during peak
banking hour. Police responded to the scene

immediately.

FREEPORT: Stunned customers and staff
watched in horror as a man was brutally
stabbed inside a bank on yesterday after-

Asst Supt Hector Delva, assistant press
liaison officer, said officers discovered a man
inside the bank with several stabbed wounds

about the body.

The victim, a 38-year-old who lived in
Hawksbill, was stabbed “over and over” by a

man with a knife, according to an eyewit-

ness.

SEE page two

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

HUNDREDS of mourners gathered
yesterday to pay their final respects to the
pilot of last week’s fatal plane crash.

Nelson “Leo” Hanna was one of nine
men killed when his Acklins Blue Cess-
na 402 plunged into Lake Killarney
moments after take-off from Executive
Flight Support at around 12.30pm on
Tuesday, October 5.

Friends and relatives of the popular
43-year-old from Spring Point, Acklins,
viewed his body at Yamacraw Baptist
Church, in Yamacraw Hill Road, yester-
day morning and conveyed their condo-
lences to his wife Coreen and four chil-
dren, Janelsa, Janeiro, Janene and Cor-
nell.

In an emotional eulogy to her hus-
band, Mrs Hanna wrote: “A more dutiful
husband would be hard to find.

“A trusted friend and confidant you
are. You knew my needs, moods and
sometimes my thoughts even before I
did.



Hundreds of mourners
turn up for the funeral



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EMOTIONAL OCCASION: Family and friends
read the programme.

“Why you had to go —I don’t know.”

His daughter Janelsa wrote: “Dad you
were admired and left lasting impres-
sions on all whom you graced with your
presence.

“Tam honoured to be walking in your



NASSAU AND BAHAM/?

The victim was taken to the Rand Memo-
rial Hospital for medical attention. Up to

SEE page 11



Felipé Major/Tribune staff
FINAL JOURNEY: Pallbearers take the body of Nelson Hanna to the front of the Church of Zion Baptist, Yamacraw.

footsteps, continuing your legacy of
greatness.”

The loving husband and father is also
survived by his parents Mable and Curtis
Hanna, two sisters and three brothers.

He was the first of the nine men killed
in the crash to be buried. Four others —
sound technicians Clarence Nathanial
Williams II, Delon Roderick Christo-
pher Taylor, Deacon Lavard Antone
Spencer Curtis, and Chet Lynden
“Nia” Johnson — will be buried today.

The funeral for Mr Williams, 38, of
East Street, will be held at the Church
of God of Prophecy in East Street at
10am.

He is survived by his wife Shenicia
Williams, daughters Erica and Cla-
neece Nathalia Williams, as well as his
parents, Bishop Clarence and Barbara
Williams, and brother Rudolph Larri-
more.

The popular sound technician and
head of production company Music
Needs had boarded the flight to San

SEE page 12

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for words at how manage-
ment treated the employees.

Several ZNS big names
were dismissed, including
reporter Charlene Ferguson,
sports anchor Marcellous
Hall, camera woman Laura
Lowe, and television makeup
artist Rudolph Minnis.

“We are feeling defeated.
Everyone is crying. They are
just waiting around. I told the
chairman, don’t call me in for
no letter, send it to me. He
said, ‘well I can leave now
then’,” said Mr Minnis.

He said he refused to
accept his cheque, saying he
would wait until receiving
legal advice.

During Thursday’s demon-
stration, Mr Minnis said he
filed an official police com-
plaint at the Quakoo Street
police station because a senior
executive allegedly pushed
him and called him an “idiot.”

Late yesterday afternoon,
sources say, the executive
called the police to have Mr
Minnis removed from the
newsroom. However, it is
claimed that other staff mem-
bers blocked the police when
they showed up.

Mr Minnis eventually left
the premises, under police
escort.

Former news editor Bever-
ley Curry was moved to head
the parliamentary channel,
according to sources.
Reporters Syann Thompson
and Betty Thompson-Moss
will form her team.

Altovese Munnings, who
recently joined ZNS from
Island FM, and Opal Roach
were promoted to fill the two
editors’ posts in the new struc-
ture, according to our source.
Former editors were demoted
to reporter status.

All, but one of the VPR
editors were let go.

Workers were asked to
continue working while the
names of employees were
called one by one, according
to a Tribune source. They had
no idea if a systematic
process, such as an alphabet-
ical list, was being used to
inform those receiving dis-
missal letters.

Although the list had been
ready from 10am, no one had
been called in until after 1pm,
according to a source.

Leaders from the Bahamas
Communications and Public
Officers Union (BCPOU)
and the Bahamas Communi-
cations and Public Managers

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By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - The Government Office Complex on the
Mall was evacuated Friday morning after a fire alarm went off
around 10am at ZNS.

A number of workers from the various government depart-
ments stood outside as police and firemen conducted a check of
all four floors of the building.

Supt Macktavius Daniels, officer in charge of the Central
Division, reported that police received a call around 10.20am
that an alarm was activated on the third floor where the ZNS
office is located. “The fire department came, did a check to
make sure the building was safe and found out it was a false
alarm,” Supt Daniels told The Tribune.

“We are investigating the incident and the results of our
investigation will determine how we proceed. We do not want
to pre-empt anything right now, but we want to make sure we
do the investigation properly and at the end of day make a
decision,” he said.

Although employees on the first, second, and fourth floors
were allowed to return to work, ZNS employees were told to
remain outside until clearance was given for them.

“Why can’t we go back to work?” someone shouted as
police ushered them out of the lobby area.

Supt Daniels told ZNS employees that investigations were
still underway on the third floor and clearance had not yet
been given for persons to return to work in that area.

Darren Meadows, area vice president of the BCPMU, said
when he arrived at work he saw a fire truck, police, and staff out-
side. “They allowed people from the first, second, and fourth
floors to go back to work. We attempted to go back to work as
well and police stopped us and said they were still making
some checks on the third floor because that is where they sus-
pect the alarm went off,” he said.

While waiting for clearance from the police, Meadows told
reporters that the union and government were having another
meeting in Nassau concerning the separation package.

“We are hoping that it would be something positive... and
they (the government) would come back with something better
than what they offered,” he said.

Mr Meadows said the ZNS station in Grand Bahama is a very
close knit group of workers.

“Tf one is let go, all of us will feel it. And so we are hoping
that if people are let go, they can go with a package that is
comfortable, that they could survive and function after they
leave here.”

“The job market in Grand Bahama is really tough, and the
people they are attempting to disengage are the older people
who have been working here for more than 25 years.”



Unions (BCPMU) were pre-
sented with a copy of the list
of sacked workers.

“It appears they have
pulled out who they feel like
letting go, the people who
they don’t like, with no clear
process that we could see,”
said William Carroll, BCP-
MU president.

Some union members were
upset about the union’s deci-
sion to withhold the names
until management had com-
pleted its process of informing
workers.

One union executive said:
“We don’t know how the peo-
ple will react. Some of them
could use violence, or they

might have a stroke. We don’t
want to take on that kind of
responsibility.”

A senior police officer said
the heavy police presence was
a preventative strategy.

“We don’t know if anyone
could get irate,” he said. He
was speaking about the possi-
bility of someone receiving a
$10,000 cheque when they
were expecting $30,000.

Mr Carroll said informing
the workers was a manage-
ment function, and the union
had decided to let manage-
ment do its job. He said man-
agement planned to inform
dismissed workers first and
then call in other staff.

Police probe shooting
and armed robberies



Felipé Major/Tribune staff

POLICE WALKABOUT: Philip Simon, former executive director of the
Chamber of Commerce, joins the police for a walkabout yesterday on
Dowdeswell Street. The action was part of a series of initiatives through
which the police hope to get community members and businesses
involved in the fight against crime.

POLICE are investigating a shooting and two armed rob-
beries that took place over the last few days.

At around 2.30am yesterday, police received reports of a
shooting at Amos Ferguson Street.

A team of officers responded and were told by witnesses that
the male victim was approached by another man wearing a
white shirt, blue jeans and a grey hooded jacket.

It is reported that the culprit fired shots from a handgun in the
DAP direction of the victim, hitting him in the left hand and left leg.
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Responding officers were told that two women were sitting
in a black 2001 Ford Escape when they were approached by a
man wearing dark clothing and armed with a handgun.

It is reported the culprit robbed the victims of a handbag con-
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armed robbery at Original Pattie Bakery on Baillou Hill Road
south.

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Minister ‘categorically denies’ making

any commitment to redeploy ZNS staff

Opposition
expresses
concern over
BOB downsizing

By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

THE OFFICIAL opposi-
tion expressed concern yes-
terday about the manner in
which the government is
going about its downsizing
exercise at the Broadcasting
Corporation of — the
Bahamas.

Speaking with The Tri-
bune yesterday, opposition
spokesman on the public
services, Fred Mitchell, said
that the PLP is concerned
about the message that these
terminations will send to the
private sector — particularly
during such tough economic
times.

“When the government
starts taking actions of this
kind it sends out a signal to
the private sector that it is
OK for them to do similar
exercises, and what is being
done now is that (Prime
Minister Hubert) Ingraham
has misled the country in
regards to his true feelings
for the public sector when
he denied that he would cut
the public service generally.

Cut

“He has cut Customs, the
police force, the Immigra-
tion Department, the
Bahamas Telecommunica-
tions Company (BTC), and
now he’s going after ZNS
and he’s going after ZNS
under false pretences
because there is no distinc-
tion between what ZNS now
does and its so-called future
mission of public broadcast-
ing,” he said.

Mr Mitchell added that
the PLP is partially con-
cerned about what the gov-
ernment intends to do with
the BCB’s northern service
in Grand Bahama.

“The PLP’s decision to
put a northern service there
in the first place was not
done for economic reasons,
but for cultural reasons to
help to hold the country
together. This way people
in the north will know what
the people in the rest of the
country are doing. Now they
are threatening that mis-
sion,” the Fox Hill MP said.

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

NATIONAL Security Min-
ister Tommy Turnquest said
he “categorically denies”
making any commitment to
redeploy laid off ZNS work-
ers in other areas of the pub-
lic service.

Bernard Evans and William
Carroll, presidents of the
Bahamas Communications
and Public Officers Union
(BCPOU) and the Bahamas
Communications and Public
Managers Unions (BCPMU)
respectively, said one of their
major “disappointments” in
the ZNS lay-offs drama was
the mixed information they
received from the govern-
ment.

Denise Wilson, BCPOU
secretary general, said the
union was “passive in its
approach” to negotiations
because of assurances given
by the government.

Since then “there has been
quite a disconnect between
what we were originally
advised and what they are



TOMMY TURNQUEST

saying now,” said Ms Wilson.

The union claims Mr Turn-
quest said the government
would do its best to redeploy
laid off workers in other areas
of the public service. The
meeting with Mr Turnquest
happened earlier this year.

“That is totally false. I cat-
egorically deny that,” said Mr
Turnquest.

In September, the union
was told flatly by Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham this
was not the case and it never

was. After several days of
aggressive protests, the
Broadcasting Corporation of
the Bahamas moved forward
with plans to dismiss scores
of workers. Several ZNS big
wigs were dismissed, including
reporter Charlene Ferguson,
sports anchor Marcellous
Hall, camera woman Laura
Lowe, and television makeup
artist Rudolph Minnis.

End

However, it seems the
protests may have come to an
end.

“T don’t believe there is any
more action. It is almost use-
less here. We are going to
have to take our plea some-
where else,” said William Car-
roll, president of the Bahamas
Communications and Public
Managers Unions (BCPMU).

He said the board made a
concession to provide coun-
selling for all new and former
members of staff starting next
week.

A Tribune source said the
board agreed to look at a pro-
posal submitted by a group of

Turks and Caicos leader offers condolences
over Lake Killarney plane crash tragedy

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net



FREEPORT - As the nation
continues to mourn the loss of
lives in the Lake Killarney
plane crash disaster, Leader of
the People’s Democratic Move-
ment in the Turks and Caicos
Douglas Parnell has reached
out to the Bahamian people to
offer condolences on behalf of
his party.

“It is with a great sense of
sadness that we offer our sin-
cerest condolences to the Peo-
ple of the Bahamas on the fatal
crash that saw the loss of eight
promising young men,” Parnell
said in a letter to Prime Minis-
ter Hubert Ingraham.

“We in particular offer our
sympathy to the families who
are directly affected by this loss,
together with the music and avi-
ation industries, the latter of
which we understand were pos-
itively impacted by the work
and contribution of those that
passed.”

Last Tuesday, Pilot Nelson
Hanna and his eight passengers
were killed when the twin-
engine Cessna 402 crashed
shortly after take-off from the

Executive Flight Support.

Smoke was seen coming
from the left engine as it left
the runway just after 12.30pm.
Air Traffic Control officials in
the control tower informed
pilot Nelson Hanna of the
smoke just before his plane
crashed into the nearby lake.

The bodies of eight persons
were removed from the lake.
During search efforts following
the crash, a ninth body was dis-
covered.

The men were headed to San
Salvador.

Mr Parnell recalled that not
so long ago, the Turks and
Caicos Islands suffered a similar
fate and experienced a great
loss of young lives.

“The parallels with your
experience is overwhelming
and has caused us as a people,
to recall to memory how we
grieved and mourned as a
nation.

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“Among others, it was the
prayers and support of brothers
and sisters around the region
that aided us in that difficult
season and so today, we wish
to acknowledge that our
prayers and support is with you.

“We pray that God would
allow this event, though tragic
to bring glory to Him and also
to positively affect the lives of
the families and friends of the
victims and your nation as a
whole.

“We will continue to lift up in
prayer the Bahamian people as
you face this difficult period
ahead,” he said.

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‘NATO has facilitated Taliban movement’

KABUL, Afghanistan — Commanding
Gen. David Petraeus confirmed Friday that
coalition forces have allowed Taliban rep-
resentatives to travel to Kabul for peace dis-
cussions with the Afghan government, but a
Taliban spokesman said all such talk is only
propaganda, designed to lower the morale of
the movement's fighters.

USS., Afghan and Taliban sources all
declined to give details of the contacts, if
they are taking place at all.

"There have been several very senior
Taliban leaders who have reached out to
the Afghan government at the highest levels,
and also in some cases have reached out to
other countries involved in Afghanistan,"
Petraeus told reporters at the Royal United
Services Institute in London.

"These discussions can only be charac-
terized as preliminary in nature," Petraeus
said. "They certainly would not rise to the
level of being called negotiations."

In Afghanistan, Taliban leaders have told
followers that there are no official peace
talks with the U.S.-backed Afghan govern-
ment, an apparent move to persuade their
rank-and-file to stay in the fight.

US. officials speaking anonymously say
there have been preliminary discussions that
date back a couple of months and involve
mid- to senior-level Taliban but not top-lev-
el decision-makers.

Petraeus indicated that Taliban repre-
sentatives had been given safe passage by
coalition forces. It was not known if that
included providing transport or other NATO
facilities to support the talks.

One Taliban representative involved
could be Mullah Abdul Kabir, the former
Taliban governor of Nangarhar province in
eastern Afghanistan. According to two
Afghan sources with knowledge of the con-
tacts, Kabir has reached out to Karzai
through an intermediary. Both sources spoke
on condition of anonymity because they said
they did not want to compromise their rela-
tions with the Taliban or international com-
munity.

The Taliban deny that any official repre-
sentatives are engaged in such discussions
and vow to fight until the Americans leave.

The Taliban accused the U.S.-led NATO
coalition of trying to weaken the spirit of
insurgents, especially in the south where
they are engaged in fierce fights against tens
of thousands of NATO troops pushing deep-
er into areas long held by militants.

"We are fighting against Americans and
we will continue it until the time the Amer-
icans leave this country,” said Qari Yousef,
the Taliban spokesman in southern
Afghanistan. "The so-called Taliban who
are talking to the government are not relat-
ed to us. This is propaganda to lower the
morale of the Taliban, but it will not work."

Amanullah Mujahid, a 31-year-old Tal-
iban fighter who was reached by the AP in
the Afghan province of Zabul, said that
when he heard that the US. said Taliban
leaders had been talking to the Karzai gov-
ernment, he and his fellow fighters were dis-
heartened. "We didn't expect it and it hurt
our morale," said Mujahid.

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He said their spirits were lifted when the
Taliban leadership sent a message to his
commanders denying involvement in any
talks.

"Now we know that NATO is just using
such propaganda to divide us,” he said.

But this is not the first time that Taliban
militants may have been in touch with the
Afghan government.

Senior USS. officials have long said they
didn't expect the Taliban to talk peace as
long as the militants believed they were win-
ning, and at least some administration offi-
cials had been cool to peace feelers put forth
by Karzai. That changed publicly on Thurs-
day, when U.S. Secretary Robert Gates and
US. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clin-
ton backed exploratory talks between the
Afghan government and the militants.

Richard Holbrooke, U.S. special envoy
for Afghanistan and Pakistan, on Friday
attributed an increase in contacts with indi-
viduals linked to the Taliban to the "tremen-
dously increased military pressure” NATO
and its Afghan allies were placing on the
insurgents.

The new acceptance of reconciliation
could be seen as an admission that the war is
going badly. Or it may reflect the view of
U.S. military commanders that NATO
troops have damaged the insurgency fol-
lowing the surge of more than 30,000 U.S.
forces ordered by President Barack Oba-
ma. Lt. Col. John Dorrian, a coalition
spokesman, denied that NATO's decision
to speak openly about the talks was part of
a communications strategy to break the will
of the insurgent fighters. "They are trying to
mitigate the fact that some of their leaders
are indeed talking with the Afghans," he
said.

Nader Nadery, an Afghan analyst who
has travelled extensively in Taliban-con-
trolled territory, said indications that high-
level insurgents are engaged in negotiations
could prompt junior commanders to join
the peace process to reap the benefits of
any concessions offered to the leadership.

"Certainly the talks would have a huge
effect on the battlefield — not right away,
but if the leadership decides to come and
join, channeling of resources will stop,”
Nadery said. The effect would be gradual
as word of peace talks involving senior Tal-
iban seeps down to the village level where
the bullets are flying, Nadery said.

Matt Waldman, a fellow at Harvard Uni-
versity's John F. Kennedy School of Gov-
ernment who does research on negotiations
with the Taliban, said he did not think that
insurgents would automatically oppose high-
level talks with the government.

"The commanders that I've spoken to
did not object to it in principle," he said.
"Rather there was a scepticism — a real
mistrust about Western intentions — and
that view was that the West is not serious
about genuine negotiations.

"From their perspective what they have
seen is a military surge, increasing military
pressure, attacks and raids and there is no
doubt that they have been feeling that pres-
sure."



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McCartney and the
world’s stupidest
olitical playbook

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Grateful for a little space
in your paper to comment on
an issue that has been bug-
ging me.

Branville McCartney must
be reading from the stupidest
political play book in the
world.

It is a playbook that says,
let enough people blow suf-
ficient smoke up your you-
know-what that you start to
believe that whatever you do,
it will smell like perfume. I
hope that he sees the error of
his ways because the FNM
showed him better.

A friend in the Council of
the FNM said to me that
while Bran is all over the
place ranting and raving
about wanting a convention
so that he can become leader
of the party, he didn't have
the brass enough to show up
at Council to make his case.
He had his first chance to face
head on the man who he says
needs to go but he bailed out.
Even his poor Council Rep
was as silent as a lamb. It was
as if the young man believes
he can get where he wants to
go without the very people
who must be involved in get-
ting him there.

Branville’s playbook must
also tell him that it is OK for
someone to undermine the
very thing he wants to lead.
He is in the media bashing
the FNM’s sitting leader.
Unless he is God, there is no

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way Branville can know that
he will become leader of the
party in place of Prime Min-
ister Ingraham; in fact, given
his actions, I would say that
there is little chance he will.
So the PM might end up lead-
ing the party in the next gen-
eral election. But Bran has
already told the world that
the PM needs to go. How can
Bran, as a member of the
FNM and possible candidate,
then be a part of a team led
by the same man he says
needs to go? In my books, it’s
just stupid! Really stupid!

Branville’s stupid playbook
must also tell him that ego
should matter more than sub-
stance.

It seems that because peo-
ple liked the fact that McCart-
ney talked up catching
Haitians and gave the appear-
ance that he was catching
more Haitians than anyone
else in history, that his already
inflated ego grew to super
abundant size and now he is
ready to lead the Bahamas.
Anyone can get out there and
talk up “Bahamas for
Bahamians”, “Get rid of the
Haitians.” Any minister can
put on Immigration Fatigues
and go out catching Haitians.
Loftus Roker and Shane Gib-
son were both like this. Did

Unions need education about
the global economic recession

EDITOR, The Tribune.

What is wrong with some of these unions and why does not
someone educate them concerning the economic recession
being experienced by countries world wide, and that includes
The Bahamas. As everyone should know Tourism was our
main dollar earner. But that changed and tourists are not trav-

elling as they once did.

However, we are slowly trying to turn the economy around
despite distressing conditions around the world. So where do
unions expect ZNS management to find the extra dollars to give
away, when ZNS had to be subsidized over its life in order to
meet its payroll and other expenses. Any additional expenses
would have to be borrowed, with consequent burden on the tax
payers. The government, it is understood, has had to borrow to
pay the salaries account and to assist those in dire need.

In the recent past, there were some ZNS employees who left
the organisation and started their own successful businesses. So
why cannot these departing staff do the same? Perhaps the cur-
rent staff should have attended the seminars organised by one
of these same successful persons.

The bottom line is that ZNS cannot afford to meet its regu-
lar payroll so where would they obtain additional funding
above the generous offers made to the possible retirees?

It just goes to underscore the public perception that these
non-profitable quasi-government corporations should be sold
to enable them to operate as viable entities. Can you imagine
the “cheap shot” made by one staffer heard on the news last
night if this were a commercial operation? There would be
no place for such slack talk which bears no relevance whatso-
ever to the proposed organisational structure for the new
organisation. I trust management would convey this to the

individual concerned.

DISAPPOINTED
IN SHIRLEA
Nassau,

October 12, 2010.

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that mean they should be
leader? What about the rest
of the complex issues that
national development
involves? Beyond catching
Haitians, what is Branville
McCartney known for in
terms of national develop-
ment and leadership?

I, like so many people,
believed that Branville
McCartney has something to
offer. Perhaps he can still do
so but he needs to take a chill
pill.

He is on a bad wicket and,
in my opinion, he is showing a
disloyalty to his party and dis-
respect to its course that will
not bode well for him in the
future.

Most of all, he is allowing
his ego to damage any sem-
blance of leadership he
believes he has. Bran needs
to change his playbook. Per-
haps he should find a mentor
with experience and use his
playbook.

He could try Hubert A.
Ingraham, who is bar none
the most successful politician
beyond Lynden Pindling in
our nation’s history. But then
again, Bran believes Ingra-
ham must go, so this might be
a little tricky.

The path Branville is on is,
as I see it, political idiocy and
perhaps before it is too late,
he may correct himself.

CHARLES FERGUSON
Nassau,
October 13, 2010.

HVS UC
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EDITOR, The Tribune.






































I heard a news report
this morning, October
14, 2010, that there is
another green Honda
following women out
east again. They have
had several incidents in
the past week.

The woman in charge
of the Elizabeth Estates
Police Station said to
feel free to stop by the
station any time that
you need an escort
home.

Please pass this on to
all of your friends and
relatives. Just because
you don’t live out east
doesn’t mean you don’t
have anything to worry
about. Similar things
have happened all over
this island so just be
careful!

SUSAN G
GLINTON
Nassau,
October, 2010.

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LOCAL NEWS



Pair wanted
for questioning
about murder

AN all points bulletin
has been issued for two
men wanted for question-
ing in connection with the
murder of a Grand
Bahama man and the
shooting of two others in
Alice Town, Bimini.

Police want to question
Terrance Rolle Jr, 25; and
Lucas Rolle, 23, about the
fatal shooting of 45-year-
old Albert Hanna, whose
body was found in some
bushes near a local bar.

Last Saturday, it was
reported that several men
had been shot as a result of
an argument between a
group of people at a bar,
and after a search of the
surrounding area, police
discovered Mr Hanna’s
body. The other two vic-
tims were airlifted to the
capital where they were
treated for their injuries.

Terrance Rolle Jr was
described by police as hav-
ing dark brown skin and
being 5ft 8in tall, while
Lucas Rolle was said to
have brown skin and be 5ft
6in tall.

Both men are of medium
build and weigh 150\bs.

Quiet

Following the shooting,
most residents of the quiet
and sparsely populated set-
tlement did not know
much about the incident,
the second shooting this
year on the Family Island.

The first took place in
May, when 24-year-old
Clive Tomlinson, a
Jamaican national, was
shot several times in the
back in Bailey Town and
later died of his injuries at
the local clinic.

Terrance Rolle Jr and
Lucas Rolle were last seen
in South Bimini and police
said they should be consid-
ered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with informa-
tion concerning their
whereabouts, or the shoot-
ing, should contact the
nearest police station,
emergency services at 919
or Crime Stoppers at 328-
8477.

H fishermen, says Ryan Pinder

ELIZABETH MP Ryan Pin-
der has called for an end to the
neglect of Bahamian fishermen,
who he said have long been rel-
egated “to the bottom rung of
the ladder in our economy.”

Mr Pinder said it is impor-
tant that a “true commitment”
be made to this industry, which
was foundational to the devel-
opment of the country.

He said: “The PLP recognis-
es the importance of this indus-
try to thousands of Bahamians
throughout our archipelago of
islands, including Spanish
Wells, Eleuthera, Abaco, Long
Island, Exuma, Andros and
many others.”

Mr Pinder said the PLP wish-
es to remind Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham and the FNM
that fisheries and the crawfish
industry are vitally important
to many in the Family Islands,
as well as to the country as a
whole.

He said: “Through consulta-
tion with Bahamian fishermen,
I find one of the over-riding
concerns is the proper regula-
tion of crawfish condominiums.
The crawfish fishermen of the
Bahamas are one of the first
fish farmers in this hemisphere,
utilising condominiums to farm
crawfish in their natural habitat.

Mr Pinder said the use of
condominium traps creates a
place for crawfish to spawn in
relative safety and captivity,
something that cannot be repli-
cated outside of the ocean.

He said: “The use of condo-
minium traps has preserved the

HAVE
YOU SEEN
THESE
MEN?

FREDERICK ‘NEELY’ GREEN: Aged
27, dark brown, 5ft Yin, 180lbs,
medium build

WANTED FOR QUESTIONING:
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RYAN PINDER

crawfish industry, allowing for
breeding and maturation in an
environment protected from
predators, allowing for this
prosperous industry to devel-
op countrywide.

“A particular challenge to
the fishermen, however, is that
after investing many thousands
of dollars in the construction
and setting of these condo-
miniums, there is no regulation
or oversight. This has resulted
in persons farming condomini-
ums that do not belong to them.

“This is becoming an issue
that threatens the relations of
many Bahamians to each other,
and may result in violent con-
frontations on the water if the
issue is not given swift atten-
tion by the government.”

Mr Pinder said he finds it
“inexcusable” that the FNM
administration has had no plan

BRENT McPHEE: Aged 22, dark
brown, 5ft 7in, 180lbs, medium
build

WANTED FOR QUESTIONING:

Armed robbery

PEDRO ANTONIO LYNES: Aged
21, dark brown, 5ft 7in, 180lbs,
medium build

WANTED FOR QUESTIONING:
Armed robbery

ie
ee i:
Wei bal h

for the protection of Bahamian
fishermen, their assets, and
their industry.

He proposed that the gov-
ernment do the following to
instil confidence that a fisher-
man’s investment will be pro-
tected:

¢ Require each fisherman
who wishes to set a crawfish
trap or condominium to license
it for a one time nominal fee.

¢ Issue emblems to affix to

the condominium or trap to
identify the owner.

¢ Earmark all fees paid for
the licensing of the condomini-
ums and traps for training of
Bahamian fishermen on the
proper construction and use of
condominiums.

¢ Assist with the financing of
all marine protection endeav-
ours, including specifically iden-
tified Defence Force patrols.

¢ Punish non-compliance

with the licensing regulations
with significant penalties and
fines.

Mr Pinder said: “I believe
that the proper regulation and
education of Bahamian fisher-
men in the use of condomini-
ums for the fishing of crawfish
will enhance the industry, pro-
vide a structure for all to fol-
low, and discourage violent
confrontations on our waters.”

























































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Under the Theme:
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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You are also invited to view an exhibition held

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THE TRIBUNE

LOCAL NEWS

DR KAVAIA AND FAMILY HOST 15TH ANNUAL LUNCHEON FOR SENIOR CITIZENS



BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT-DrMR
Kavala and his family were
commended for their contin-
uing display of kindness and
compassion to senior citizens
on Grand Bahama.

The Kavala family hosted
its 15th annual luncheon for
senior citizens at the St
Stephen’s Anglican Parish
Hall in Eight Mile Rock.

Eight Mile Rock MP Ver-
nae Grant and Local govern-
ment official Simeon Lewis
praised Dr Kavala for his
efforts.

“He genuinely cares and he
enjoys doing this every year
for our seniors,” Mr Lewis
said.

Senior citizens like Victo-
ria Palmer look forward to
the luncheon every year.

“T feel it it’s a very good
thing that Dr Kavala is doing
for us, and I appreciate it very
much because sometimes you
want to come out to eat and
fellowship.

“They have been doing this
for years and we are grateful
to them for this,” Ms Palmer
said.

Dr Kavala and his family
came to Grand Bahama in
1984 from India. He was
employed as a general practi-
tioner in the government clin-
ic at Eight Mile Rock for 15
years.

After retiring in 1998, he
opened a private clinic in
Hanna Hill, EMR, where he
also has his home.

“After retirement I decided
to settle here and I will always
remember one of my good
friends Mr Johnson who
helped me build my clinic and
residence,” he said.

Dr Kavala said many per-
sons throughout the island
continue to support his med-
ical practice, which is doing
well.

“T always consider myself
not only a member of the
Eight Mile Rock Communi-
ty but of the entire Grand
Bahama. My patients come
from all over Grand Bahama,
mainly from Freeport, Pin-
der’s Point, Lewis Yard,
Hunters, and sometimes even
as far as from East and West
End.”

“Tt makes me very happy,
not because of their support,
but their confidence in me by
coming from such far dis-
tances.”

Dr Kavala feels that it is
important to give back to the



Showing
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APPRECIATION: Dr Kavala and EMR MP Vernae Grant present a
plaque of appreciation to the Cooling Waters gospel group for their
continued support of the luncheon. The group provides entertainment

for the seniors.

community. He said senior
citizens are important mem-
bers of a society who have
raised families, built commu-
nities and even shaped
nations.

“Mr Nelson Mandela was
a senior citizen when he came
out of prison after spending
nearly three decades there
and later became president of
South Africa. Because of his
great contribution to the
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seniors and treat them good.
The children are watching
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must be role models,” he said.

Dr Kavala said the lun-
cheon has grown and become
better over the years. He
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GREEN-MINDED: From left:
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Ambassador Nicole Avant and
her husband Theodore Saran-
dos joined by Jerry Butler,
chairman of CREF, flanked by
the finalists in the 2010 Green
Video Challenge from St
Andrew’s School and Oakes
Field Primary School including
this year’s winners (centre)
Owen Taylor and Gerald
Williams-Bartlett.

@ Photo: US Embassy

THE winners of the Direc-
tor’s Choice Award for the
US Embassy-sponsored Dis-
covery Club Green Video
Challenge are St Andrews
students Gerald Williams-
Bartlett and Owen Taylor.

The announcement was
made yesterday by US
Ambassador Nicole Avant
and Bahamas National Trust
executive director Eric Carey
at the Caribbean Renewable
Energy Forum (CREF), held
at the Atlantis Resort.

The winning video, “Owen
and Gerry’s Excellent Envi-
ronmental Adventure”,
focused on “The Three Rs”:
reduce, reuse and recycle.

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will receive free airfare and
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al Park in Florida during their
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The members of the three
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based on public voting also
attended the awards ceremo-
ny.

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bers will receive their own
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e Mark-Anthony
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ators of the film “Stop Litter-
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e Divina Cox, Keno
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creators of the film “Go
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e Aaron Forbes, Skyler
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and Matthew Robinson, cre-
ators of the film “Wetlands
Wasting”.

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bers are winners in my eyes,
because they are actively
engaged in their communities
and are committed to pro-
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the “Director’s Choice”
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By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

THE National Basketball Associ-
ation remains his ultimate goal, but
one Bahamian professional chose to
continue his career on the hardwood
this upcoming season in eastern
Europe.

Bemnet Davis recently signed with
MIUS-Fortress Kormend of Hungary
in the Division A League for the 2010-
11 season and has made an immediate
impact with the club.

In his premiere game with his new
club, Davis led the team with 17 points
in the 109-72 win over Wamsler Se
Salgotarjan.

The 6'9" forward shot 7-12 from
the field, 3-5 from the free throw line
and also filled the stat sheet with four
rebounds, three steals and two assists.

In his first game was the club and
the first game to open the season,
Davis said he was surprised and
pleased with the level of support.

“The atmosphere was unreal,” he
said. “I had fun with those crazy fans
and the arena was packed to the ceil-
ings.”

His contract with the club remains
non guaranteed but has the potential
to become guaranteed following the
trial period.

Six MJUS-Fortress Kormend play-
ers reached double figures including
Marcus Moore tied Davis for the
game lead with 17 points, while
Rashad Bell finished with 15 points
and 13 rebounds.

Robert Jarvis led all scorers with
27 points in a losing effort.

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Davis spent the last two years of
his career m the NBA's Development
League with the Utah Flash, an affil-
late of the Utah Jazz and Atlanta
Hawks.

After two seasons in the D-League,
Davis has had several moments where
he progressed closer to the NBA.

In his initial season with the Flash,
Davis started just 14 games and aver-
aged 6.5 points and 3.5 rebounds. In his
sophomore campaign, he doubled pro-
ductivity in both areas with averages of
13.7 points and 7.7 rebounds while
shooting 41 per cent from the field.

After graduating from Northwest-
ern University, where he averaged 15
points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and
2.1 blocks per game, Davis played
professionally in Tel Aviv, Israel, for
a single season.

He was then invited to a D-League
prospect training camp where his play
led to his selection as the 41st pick of
the Draft by the Flash.

Davis briefly flirted with an NBA
contract when he was called up by the
New Jersey Nets prior to the 2009-10
season. He appeared in a single pre-
season game, totalled a single rebound.
in just four minutes of action against
the New York Knicks and was waived
on October 22.

His most notable D-League
achievement came when he was
named to the NBA D-League's Select
team which competed against some
of the league's best rookies and young
talent at the 2010 Las Vegas Summer
League.

MJUS-Fortress Kormend next
game will be October 16th against
Marso-Vagep.

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Swift hosts second 5K Open Water race

ON a beautiful October Saturday,
Swift swimming club hosted its sec-
ond open water swim at Old Fort Bay
beach with over 50 swimmers in either
a5 kilometre or 1.6 kilometre race.

The top three finishes in each age
group on either of the two courses
were awarded beautiful “Sand Dol-
lar” gold, silver, and bronze medals
that were made by Susan Morley.

Also there were prints of paintings
done by Theirry Lamare that were
given to the top overall male and
female swimmers and the oldest and
youngest swimmers in the race.

The Open Water Swim event was
sponsored by Orthaheel, Holowesko
Partners, Lyford Cay Real Estate, and
Albany.

T-shirts were given to all competi-
tors.

The top three finishers were Swift’s
Zach Moses, Anibal Hernandez, and
Laura Morley winning in times of
1:16.34, 1:16.51, and 1:17.24 respec-
tively.

Zach and Laura won the donated
paintings as the top male and female
swimmers.

Tremaine Allen won the gold
medal for the 12 and under age group
in 1:31.13.

There was a lot of good age group
matchups as the swimmers made their
laps around the 1 mile triangular
course.

In the 13 to 17 female age group
on the 5K course the top three fin-
ishers were Laura Morley, Abigail
Lowe, and Crystal Rahming as they
raced to times of 1:17.24, 1:30.33 and
1:33.07 respectively.

The boys 13 to 17 age group saw
Anibal Hernandez, Jemarco Arm-

brister, and Donovan Higgs battle it
out with times of 1:16.51, 1:30.16, and
1:30.59 respectively.

The 35 to 54 males division saw
another good battle around the 3 lap
5K course between Dake Gonzalez,
David Morley, and Mark Holowesko
with the men taking the gold, silver,
and bronze medals in that order in
times of 1:22.47, 1:23.11, and 1:23.32.

The 35 to 54 female age group saw
Joie Lamare, and Katherine Bowers
taking the top honours in 1:46.31, and
1:49.42 .

On the 1.6 kilometre course new-
comer Denise Schrader had the over
all fastest time and won the gold
medal for the 18 to 34 age group in
27.50.

In the 35 to 54 age group the top
three finishers were Sarah Noar,
Susan Morley, and Lynn Lowe in
times of 37.40, 38.00, and 41.46 respec-
tively. The gold medal winner in the
55 and over age group and also with
the third fastest time in the 35 and
older women was long time swim-
mer Frances Doyle in a time of 39.49.

In the 12 and under boys the top
three fimshers were Nikolaus Holm-
berg, Peter Morley and Conner Pin-
der in times of 32.40, 40.10, and 40.27
respectively.

The youngest swimmer who fin-
ished the course was Conner Pinder
who is 9and the oldest swimmer was
Percy Knowles who is 79.

Percy also won the gold medal in
the 55 and over male age group. Both
swimmers took home the Theirry
Lamare paintings. The Old Fort Bay
Club with its beautiful beach was a
great host and a beautiful site for the
open water event.

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TOP SWIMMERS: Anibal Hernandez, Laura Morley and Zach Moses as the top three fin-
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¢ The New Providence
Primary School Sports
Association opened its
sports calendar on the aca-
demic year with boys and
girls soccer the first event
contested.

Both semifinals and
championship games in
each division will be played
on Monday at the Blue
Hills Sporting Complex
beginning at 10:30am.

The girls team which
advanced to the final four
include Sandilands, Ade-
laide, Columbus and
Carmichael Primary
Schools.

The boys competition
began yesterday, with 24
teams vying for the top
spot.

The final four in the
boys division will be decid-
ed today.

SOCCER (Cotege)

* The College of The
Bahamas Lady Caribs lost
their first match of the
2010 season to Johnson &
‘Wales University last
evening 6-0.

OCT. 13TH, 2010

Johnson & Wales University

(Miami) @6:30pm

OCT. 15TH, 2010

Ave Maria University

(Naples) @ 5:00 p.m.

OCT. 17TH, 2010

Florida College (Tampa)

@ 1:00 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL

¢ In the lone game
‘Wednesday evening, the
youthful Saints took on the
defending champions and
leaders in the 2010 league,
the National Fencing
Intruders to five exciting
sets.

Prince Wilson would
lead his team to victory by
securing 25 points in the
win.

Ina losing effort
Chauncey Cooper and
Gabi Laurent would secure
17 and 10 points respec-
tively.

Tonight’s schedule will
include:

COB vs Champions Club

Scotia Defenders vs

Technicians

On Tuesday, the Scotts-
dale Vixens would improve
their record to 3-0 by
defeating the Lady Techs
25-16, 12-25, 25-21, 25-12.
Laval Sands led all scorers
with 13 points, 6 of which
were service aces. In a los-
ing effort, Kendra Dawkins
finished with 8 points.

In the second game,
DaBasement Crimestop-
pers, behind Muller Petit's
16 point, won over the
Saints 25-21, 25-17 and 25-
19. Chauncey Cooper
would finish with 10 pots
in the loss.

Ferguson, Barry
compete in
Jaimes Tennis
Local Fall Classic

UNDERSTANDING the
need to develop their tennis
skills so that they could com-
pete on a global level, six
future tennis stars played in
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
recently in international
tournaments.

Cecil Ferguson III,
Rayven Barry and Sidney
Clarke competed at the
Jaimes Tennis Local Fall
Classic in the Boys 12's,
Girls 12's and Girls 14's
respectively.

Rayven Barry competing
for the first time in the US,
advanced to the semi-finals
with a 6-3, 6-3 win over #2
seed Amanda Gomez-
Rivera in the quarterfinals.

In the semifinals Rayven
found opponent Marycaro-



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TRIBUNE SPORTS











MEN’S DIVISION WINNER: Lee Farmer (left) places first in the Men’s
category with a time of 2:03:34.





OPEN MEN’S WINNER: Lorenzo Carter (left) is presented with his prize for placing first in
the Open Men’s division.

Potcake Cycling Club’s first
race off to exciting start

IT WAS Potcake
Cycling Club's first race,
and the day got off to an
exciting start. The men
were slated for eight laps
of the 6-mile South Ocean
course, and the open
men/women categories
and junior cyclists with
four laps.

Early on in lap three,
experienced junior rider
Jay Major took the lead,
but it wasn't long before
senior riders Lee Farmer
and Tracy Sweeting pulled
him back in, with the
peloton close behind. Lee,
Jay and Tracy dominated
in the next laps, while
Lorenzo Carter, Van
Demeritte, Robert Jones
and Brad

Farmer takes first

place in men’s division



Heney worked well
together to try and close
the gap.

With one lap to go, Lee
took the lead, and the bat-
tle was on.

Tracy and Jay tried to
bring him back, but
instead had to battle for
second place.

Jay rode a smart race
and managed to beat Tra-
cy to the line, with not
even a second between
them.

The remaining riders
really pulled together and



kept up the pace, but it
was the sight of the finish
line that brought on their
final sprint to the line.

Carmel Stucki in the
open women's category
easily claimed first place.

Her strong and steady
riding kept her in the pack
for the entire race.

Open men saw Loren-
zo Carter take first place,
but he continued to ride
the full eight laps.

Anthony Roberts
clinched second place for
his first time out, while the

juniors also had a produc-
tive day riding well and
putting in good times.
First place was claimed
by Anthony “Biggie"
Colebrooke, followed
closely by Justin Minnis,
and newcomer Cory Chea.
Newcomers Diane
Chea and Marjorie John-
son placed second and
third respectively in the
open women's category.
It was a good day for
the experienced riders
and fun to welcome new
riders.
The club wished to
thank everyone who
came out to ride, sup-
ported their team, and
assisted to make this
event a success.





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Diana Chea with a time of 1:02:55.

OPEN WOMEN’S WINNER: Carmel Stucki (left)



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MEN

Lee Farmer - 2:03:34
Jay Major - 2:05:03
Tracy Sweeting - 2:05:26
Van Demeritte

Robert Jones

Brad Heney

OPEN MEN

Lorenzo Carter - 1:04:13
(rode 8 laps, time is for 4)
Anthony Roberts - 1:25:54

OPEN WOMEN

Carmel Stucki - 1:02:55
Diana Chea - 1:26:30
Marjorie Johnson - 2:23:37

JUNIORS

Anthony Colebrook - 1:02:50
Justin Minnis - 1:02:54
Cory Chea - 1:02:58







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JUNIORS WINNER: Anthony Colebrooke (left) takes the first place prize

in the Juniors category. Susan Graham (right) was the presenter.



LeBron sits out practice, ailing Heat try to heal

BASKETBALL
MIAMI
Associated Press

LEBRON James was one of the last
to leave the Miami Heat practice floor
Friday, after a long free-throw-shoot-
ing contest with rookie De’Sean But-
ler.

That was the extent of his workout.

The NBA’s two-time reigning MVP
sat out practice as a precautionary
measure, three days after leaving a
preseason game with cramps and pain
in his right hamstring. The team
expects that James will be ready to
resume to practice on Saturday.

“We don’t play until Monday and
we've got a long, long ways until the
26th,” James said, referring to Miami’s
next preseason game against Charlotte
on Monday and then the Heat regular-
season opener in Boston on Oct. 26.
“Don’t want to rush it until I feel 100
percent.”

James cramped up in the third quar-
ter of Miami’s exhibition win over
CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night,
missing roughly the final third of that
game and then the entire Heat pre-
season matchup in New Orleans the
following night. Miami did not practice

Thursday.

Other Miami players sidelined Fri-
day included guards Dwyane Wade
and Mario Chalmers. Wade was in
Chicago testifying in a trial that'll
decide custody of his two sons, and
the Heat hope to have him back at
practice next week as he recovers from.
a strained hamstring. Chalmers has
had recurring stiffness as he contin-
ues recovering from a high ankle
sprain.

Jamaal Magloire, Eddie House, Car-
los Arroyo and Shavlik Randolph have
also been dealing with some nagging
injury issues in recent days.

“We still need to play five-on-five
for continunity,” Heat coach Erik
Spoelstra said. “At the same time, this
is a great time for us to regain our
health. We need to get guys back feel-
ing good. We have a lot of days to
practice but also to get some rest. As
long as we’re efficient with it, guys are
doing their part, spending a lot of time
with our trainers and guys are starting
to feel better.”

Spoelstra said House “‘is real close”
to making his preseason debut, after
shoulder surgery this summer. House
said he’s aiming to get some minutes
when Miami visits Atlanta in an exhi-

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bition on Thursday.

“We're going by what the doctors
say,” House said. “I’ve been feeling
good. It’s just precautionary reasons.
‘You want to be at 3 1/2 , four months
(after surgery) before you actually start
really taking contact. I’m right there,
right there at that timeframe.”

House knows the NBA season is a
marathon, and he’s been learning plen-
ty about new teammates and the Heat
system by watching practices and pre-
season games. That being said, he still
thinks it’s important to get some time
before the games start counting in the
standings.

Ferguson, Barry

FROM page nine

line Mederith too strong off
the ground and lost 6-1, 6-0.

Despite losing in the
semi-finals Barry came away
from the match knowing
that she has to work on her
execution of certain shots to
be more competitive.

Ferguson, playing in his
first USTA tennis match
found the going a bit tough
in first round match losing
to Giuliano Rengifo 6-0, 6-0.

Ferguson was able to
advance to the Consolation
semifinals where he lost to
Daniel Leon 8-4. He was
excited about the opportu-
nity to play in Florida and is
looking forward to working
on his game so that he could
be more competitive the
next time he comes back to
play.

Eight year old Sydney
Clarke was the youngest
member of the group and
played up an age group
because there were no girls
10's singles.

Despite losing in the first
round of singles to #4 seed
Caroline Buechele 6-1, 6-1,
she was able to advance to
the Girls 12's Consolation
semifinals with a 8-5 win
over Gabriella Matesic.

However, she lost a tough
8-6 match to Jamara Alonso
after leading the match 6-3.

Clarke felt great about
the way she played and is
looking forward to getting
back to practice to continue
to improve her tennis game.

The second group of
future stars played at the
Quick Start Fall Tourna-
ment at

Midtown, where nine-
year-old Maya Weech in the
10's Short court, and six
year old T'Naj Hinsey and
five-year-old Emma Weech
played on the Mini-court.

Hinsey walked away with
two championships, winning
the 8's singles title and he
teamed up with Weech to
win the Mixed Doubles title.

Weech finished with a 1-1
record in her 8's singles
matches but did not come
way empty handed as she
and partner Hinsey won the
Mixed Doubles title.

Maya Weech playing in
the 10's short court finished
with a 1-1 record but did not
advance to the main draw.

They were all greatful for
the experience and will con-
tinue to practice to improve
their tennis skills.

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70 fined $5k for
improper tweet

FOOTBALL
CINCINNATI
Associated Press



BENGALS receiver Ter-
tell Owens was fined $5,000
on Friday for violating the
NFL’s prohibition on using
social media shortly before
games.

Owens acknowledged that
he broke the rule by sending
out a tweet an hour before
Cincinnati’s 24-21 loss to
Tampa Bay on Sunday. Play-
ers and coaches are prohibit-
ed from using social media 90
minutes before games, dur-
ing games and shortly after-
ward.

It’s the same amount that
Arizona’s Darnell Dockett
got fined for tweeting 20 min-
utes before a game.

Bengals receiver Chad
Ochocinco got a $25,000 fine
for tweeting before and dur-
ing a preseason game in
August. Owens, Ochocinco
and Dockett are the only
players to violate the policy
that went into effect before
last season.

Owens said his tweet—sent
from Paul Brown Stadium
while players were warming
up for the game—was part of
his work with a charity that
helps children in Kenya.

“A lucky fan wearing my
jersey 2day will get a signed
football by Me & Ocho Cin-
co! My asst will pick U out!!
Good luck!” he tweeted.

Owens said he intended to
post the tweet earlier in the
day, but he left home late and
forgot to take his cell phone
with him. He said he had an
assistant bring his cell phone
to Paul Brown Stadium,
where he sent out the tweet in
violation of the league’s rules.





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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2010, PAGE 11



LOCAL NEWS

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press time, police did not know
the man’s condition.

“The victim is being treated
by doctors at this time and we
don’t know the extent of his
injuries or condition,” said ASP
Delva. “But we know that the
person responsible for

the stabbing is known to the
victim.”

A woman customer, who was
inside the bank at the time, said
the stabbing took place in the
FINCO section.

Last year, FINCO moved into
the Royal Bank of Canada
building on Explorer’s Way.
Finco occupies the entire left
section of the building.

“T was standing on the line on
the Royal Bank of Canada side
when I saw two men over at
FINCO scuffling on the floor.

“A big guy was on top of the
small guy who had a knife. The
small guy was just stabbing the
big guy over and over as they
scuffled back and forth,” said
the woman.

A number of police units
responded to the scene. Curious
onlookers gathered in the near-
by parking lot at the Post Office
building.

Police vehicles blocked the
entrance and exit to the bank.

Security personnel standing
guard in front of the bank
turned customers away, telling
them the bank was closed for
business.

No one at the bank could be
reached for comment.

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get any sort of update at this time.”

Opposition MP Fred Mitchell said
as far as he is aware, no date has been
set as yet for a hearing with the other
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ed in New York city for trafficking in
counterfeit goods was sentenced to time
served and ordered to leave the country
yesterday.

Tracy Davis was expected to arrive in
Nassau yesterday with her husband and
four-month-old child.

Having already pleaded guilty to the
offence on October 5, Davis was sen-
tenced to the time she served in jail
—17 days — awaiting trial and released
with two years supervised leave.

FROM page one

had been any industrial
action, claiming union
members had only left
their desks for a lunchtime
meeting.

“There was no industrial
action,” Mr Basden said.

“We are willing to nego-
tiate with all of our
employees and maintain an
amicable relationship with
all of our staff.”

BEUMU executives are
seeking to formalise a new
industrial agreement with
BEC, and the corporation
maintains information
requested by the union was
provided last week and is
now under review.

Ongoing

“The matter as it relates
to the industrial agreement
is ongoing,” Mr Basden
said.

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“The corporation will
continue to work with the
union's executive team so
that an agreement will be
made in the best interest of
all parties.”

Union officials were not
available for an interview
yesterday.

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LOCAL NEWS

Pilot killed
In plane
crash laid
lo rest

FROM page one

Salvador with other sound
and stage engineers to set
up for Homecoming events
that weekend when the
crash killed all on board.

Mr Taylor, 28, of Palm
Tree Estates, is survived by
his mother Paulette Brown,
father Samuel Taylor,
daughter Daniesha and six
brothers. His funeral will be
held at Kemp Road Minis-
teries, in Kemp Road, at
11am.

Funeral

Mr Curtis, 26, of
Bougainville Drive, South
Beach, will be laid to rest
following a funeral at Gold-
en Gates World Outreach
Ministeries, in Carmichael
Road, at lpm. He is sur-
vived by his father Spencer
Curtis, who described him
as a sound engineer and
“musician extraordinaire.”

The funeral for Mr John-
son, 39, of Millennium Gar-
dens, formerly of Dumping
Ground Corner, Bain Town,
will be held at St Joseph’s
Catholic Church, in Boyd
Road, at 12.45pm.

Funeral arrangements for
Royal Bahamas Defence
Force officer Devon Storr,
27; BEC linesman Corey
Farquharson, 41; and sound
technicians Chanoine Mil-
dor, 44, and Junior Lubin,
23, have yet to be
announced.

An investigation into the
cause of the crash continues.

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By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

THE scene at ZNS was
described as an “emotional
disaster” yesterday, as scores
of workers — including many
household names — waited
like “sitting ducks” to know
their fate.

The board of the Broad-
casting Corporation of the

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AND BREEZY

Bahamas (BCB) completed
its new organisation chart yes-
terday, generating a list of
workers to lose their jobs, and
those set to receive possible
promotions or demotions.

Police officers were escort-
ing workers out of the build-
ing immediately after they
received their dismissal let-
ters until union leaders suc-
cessfully intervened.

One employee of 28 years

Straw vendor arrested
in US returns home

ONE of nine straw vendors
arrested in New York for traf-
ficking in counterfeit goods
arrived in New Providence
yesterday.

Straw vendor Tracy Davis
arrived at the Lynden Pin-
dling International Airport
with her husband and four-
month-old baby from New
York shortly around 4pm yes-
terday. Neither spoke to
reporters yesterday following
their arrival, but walked hur-
riedly to a jeep where a rela-
tive was waiting to drive them
away.

Mrs Davis was sentenced
on Thursday in New York
southern district court, hav-
ing pleaded guilty to the
charge of counterfeit goods
trafficking on October 5. Mrs
Davis had been released on
her own recognizance prior
to her sentencing hearing.
New York Judge Richard Sul-
livan sentenced Mrs Davis to
time served — 17 days — on
the condition that she left the
US within 24 hours. The
judge said that he was quite
moved by the letters of sup-
port for Mrs Davis.

The nine vendors were
arrested on September 15 as
they waited to board a flight
back to Nassau from New
York. It was alleged that they
went on an illegal shopping
spree for counterfeit designer
bags and jewellery, which they
intended to sell at their Straw
Market stalls on Bay Street.

.». but the fate of
other Bahamians
Pemains unclear

ALTHOUGH © one
straw vendor has been set
free, the fate of the other
eight Bahamians detained
in New York remains
unclear.

Having been
held in jail for
several weeks,
prosecutors in
New York are
still reportedly
trying to put a FREp
value on some WITCHELL
of the goods
they were alleged to be
have purchased.

Attorney Howard
Jacobs, who represents
Roshanda Rolle, said: “I
got an e-mail from the
prosecutor telling us that
the government is still try-
ing to determine the value

SEE page 11



The other vendors — Roshan-
da Rolle, Gayle Rolle, Marva
Ferguson, Marvette Ferguson,
Patricia Hanna, Shamone
Thompson, Margaret Pierre,
Judy Duncombe — are still
awaiting a court date.

BEC MIDDLE MANAGERS GO BACK 10 WORK

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

MIDDLE managers at Bahamas Electricity Corpora-
tion returned to work yesterday as negotiations over a
new industrial agreement got under way.

The Bahamas Electrical Utility Managerial Union
(BEUMU) at BEC’s Baillou Hill Road office, reportedly
walked off the job on Thursday, prompting a statement

from BEC management.

But BEC general manager Kevin Basden denied there

SEE page 11

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said executives would not
allow her to wait inside the
building until her daughter
arrived to pick her up. She
said they would not allow her
to tell her fellow employees
goodbye, unless she wished
to have a police escort out of
the building.

She said she was at a loss

noon.

BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

Wow ind Flawors.



The incident occurred at the Royal Bank
of Canada shortly after 1pm, during peak
banking hour. Police responded to the scene

immediately.

FREEPORT: Stunned customers and staff
watched in horror as a man was brutally
stabbed inside a bank on yesterday after-

Asst Supt Hector Delva, assistant press
liaison officer, said officers discovered a man
inside the bank with several stabbed wounds

about the body.

The victim, a 38-year-old who lived in
Hawksbill, was stabbed “over and over” by a

man with a knife, according to an eyewit-

ness.

SEE page two

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

HUNDREDS of mourners gathered
yesterday to pay their final respects to the
pilot of last week’s fatal plane crash.

Nelson “Leo” Hanna was one of nine
men killed when his Acklins Blue Cess-
na 402 plunged into Lake Killarney
moments after take-off from Executive
Flight Support at around 12.30pm on
Tuesday, October 5.

Friends and relatives of the popular
43-year-old from Spring Point, Acklins,
viewed his body at Yamacraw Baptist
Church, in Yamacraw Hill Road, yester-
day morning and conveyed their condo-
lences to his wife Coreen and four chil-
dren, Janelsa, Janeiro, Janene and Cor-
nell.

In an emotional eulogy to her hus-
band, Mrs Hanna wrote: “A more dutiful
husband would be hard to find.

“A trusted friend and confidant you
are. You knew my needs, moods and
sometimes my thoughts even before I
did.



Hundreds of mourners
turn up for the funeral



|

EMOTIONAL OCCASION: Family and friends
read the programme.

“Why you had to go —I don’t know.”

His daughter Janelsa wrote: “Dad you
were admired and left lasting impres-
sions on all whom you graced with your
presence.

“Tam honoured to be walking in your



NASSAU AND BAHAM/?

The victim was taken to the Rand Memo-
rial Hospital for medical attention. Up to

SEE page 11



Felipé Major/Tribune staff
FINAL JOURNEY: Pallbearers take the body of Nelson Hanna to the front of the Church of Zion Baptist, Yamacraw.

footsteps, continuing your legacy of
greatness.”

The loving husband and father is also
survived by his parents Mable and Curtis
Hanna, two sisters and three brothers.

He was the first of the nine men killed
in the crash to be buried. Four others —
sound technicians Clarence Nathanial
Williams II, Delon Roderick Christo-
pher Taylor, Deacon Lavard Antone
Spencer Curtis, and Chet Lynden
“Nia” Johnson — will be buried today.

The funeral for Mr Williams, 38, of
East Street, will be held at the Church
of God of Prophecy in East Street at
10am.

He is survived by his wife Shenicia
Williams, daughters Erica and Cla-
neece Nathalia Williams, as well as his
parents, Bishop Clarence and Barbara
Williams, and brother Rudolph Larri-
more.

The popular sound technician and
head of production company Music
Needs had boarded the flight to San

SEE page 12

ISLANDS: LEADING NEWSPAPER
PAGE 2, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2010

LOCAL NEWS

Places where 2011 Calendars are being sold

Su Nan Shap, Bay Street

Bahamas Art & Handicraft, Shirley Street
Harbour Side Rentals, Spanish Wells, Eleuthera
Food Fair, Soanish Wells, Eleuthera

East Street South Bookstore, Robinson Road
Bay Snack, East Bay Street

Super Value Food Stores

Mystical Fitness Gym

Logos Book Stere, Harbour Bay Plaza
Modernistic Gardens, Media Shopping Center
The Christian Book Shop, Sth Tenace Centerville
The Plait Lady, Marina Village Paradise island
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for words at how manage-
ment treated the employees.

Several ZNS big names
were dismissed, including
reporter Charlene Ferguson,
sports anchor Marcellous
Hall, camera woman Laura
Lowe, and television makeup
artist Rudolph Minnis.

“We are feeling defeated.
Everyone is crying. They are
just waiting around. I told the
chairman, don’t call me in for
no letter, send it to me. He
said, ‘well I can leave now
then’,” said Mr Minnis.

He said he refused to
accept his cheque, saying he
would wait until receiving
legal advice.

During Thursday’s demon-
stration, Mr Minnis said he
filed an official police com-
plaint at the Quakoo Street
police station because a senior
executive allegedly pushed
him and called him an “idiot.”

Late yesterday afternoon,
sources say, the executive
called the police to have Mr
Minnis removed from the
newsroom. However, it is
claimed that other staff mem-
bers blocked the police when
they showed up.

Mr Minnis eventually left
the premises, under police
escort.

Former news editor Bever-
ley Curry was moved to head
the parliamentary channel,
according to sources.
Reporters Syann Thompson
and Betty Thompson-Moss
will form her team.

Altovese Munnings, who
recently joined ZNS from
Island FM, and Opal Roach
were promoted to fill the two
editors’ posts in the new struc-
ture, according to our source.
Former editors were demoted
to reporter status.

All, but one of the VPR
editors were let go.

Workers were asked to
continue working while the
names of employees were
called one by one, according
to a Tribune source. They had
no idea if a systematic
process, such as an alphabet-
ical list, was being used to
inform those receiving dis-
missal letters.

Although the list had been
ready from 10am, no one had
been called in until after 1pm,
according to a source.

Leaders from the Bahamas
Communications and Public
Officers Union (BCPOU)
and the Bahamas Communi-
cations and Public Managers

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By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - The Government Office Complex on the
Mall was evacuated Friday morning after a fire alarm went off
around 10am at ZNS.

A number of workers from the various government depart-
ments stood outside as police and firemen conducted a check of
all four floors of the building.

Supt Macktavius Daniels, officer in charge of the Central
Division, reported that police received a call around 10.20am
that an alarm was activated on the third floor where the ZNS
office is located. “The fire department came, did a check to
make sure the building was safe and found out it was a false
alarm,” Supt Daniels told The Tribune.

“We are investigating the incident and the results of our
investigation will determine how we proceed. We do not want
to pre-empt anything right now, but we want to make sure we
do the investigation properly and at the end of day make a
decision,” he said.

Although employees on the first, second, and fourth floors
were allowed to return to work, ZNS employees were told to
remain outside until clearance was given for them.

“Why can’t we go back to work?” someone shouted as
police ushered them out of the lobby area.

Supt Daniels told ZNS employees that investigations were
still underway on the third floor and clearance had not yet
been given for persons to return to work in that area.

Darren Meadows, area vice president of the BCPMU, said
when he arrived at work he saw a fire truck, police, and staff out-
side. “They allowed people from the first, second, and fourth
floors to go back to work. We attempted to go back to work as
well and police stopped us and said they were still making
some checks on the third floor because that is where they sus-
pect the alarm went off,” he said.

While waiting for clearance from the police, Meadows told
reporters that the union and government were having another
meeting in Nassau concerning the separation package.

“We are hoping that it would be something positive... and
they (the government) would come back with something better
than what they offered,” he said.

Mr Meadows said the ZNS station in Grand Bahama is a very
close knit group of workers.

“Tf one is let go, all of us will feel it. And so we are hoping
that if people are let go, they can go with a package that is
comfortable, that they could survive and function after they
leave here.”

“The job market in Grand Bahama is really tough, and the
people they are attempting to disengage are the older people
who have been working here for more than 25 years.”



Unions (BCPMU) were pre-
sented with a copy of the list
of sacked workers.

“It appears they have
pulled out who they feel like
letting go, the people who
they don’t like, with no clear
process that we could see,”
said William Carroll, BCP-
MU president.

Some union members were
upset about the union’s deci-
sion to withhold the names
until management had com-
pleted its process of informing
workers.

One union executive said:
“We don’t know how the peo-
ple will react. Some of them
could use violence, or they

might have a stroke. We don’t
want to take on that kind of
responsibility.”

A senior police officer said
the heavy police presence was
a preventative strategy.

“We don’t know if anyone
could get irate,” he said. He
was speaking about the possi-
bility of someone receiving a
$10,000 cheque when they
were expecting $30,000.

Mr Carroll said informing
the workers was a manage-
ment function, and the union
had decided to let manage-
ment do its job. He said man-
agement planned to inform
dismissed workers first and
then call in other staff.

Police probe shooting
and armed robberies



Felipé Major/Tribune staff

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Chamber of Commerce, joins the police for a walkabout yesterday on
Dowdeswell Street. The action was part of a series of initiatives through
which the police hope to get community members and businesses
involved in the fight against crime.

POLICE are investigating a shooting and two armed rob-
beries that took place over the last few days.

At around 2.30am yesterday, police received reports of a
shooting at Amos Ferguson Street.

A team of officers responded and were told by witnesses that
the male victim was approached by another man wearing a
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It is reported that the culprit fired shots from a handgun in the
DAP direction of the victim, hitting him in the left hand and left leg.
Painters Caulk He was taken to hospital by a private vehicle and remains
there today in stable condition.

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in a black 2001 Ford Escape when they were approached by a
man wearing dark clothing and armed with a handgun.

It is reported the culprit robbed the victims of a handbag con-
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Minister ‘categorically denies’ making

any commitment to redeploy ZNS staff

Opposition
expresses
concern over
BOB downsizing

By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

THE OFFICIAL opposi-
tion expressed concern yes-
terday about the manner in
which the government is
going about its downsizing
exercise at the Broadcasting
Corporation of — the
Bahamas.

Speaking with The Tri-
bune yesterday, opposition
spokesman on the public
services, Fred Mitchell, said
that the PLP is concerned
about the message that these
terminations will send to the
private sector — particularly
during such tough economic
times.

“When the government
starts taking actions of this
kind it sends out a signal to
the private sector that it is
OK for them to do similar
exercises, and what is being
done now is that (Prime
Minister Hubert) Ingraham
has misled the country in
regards to his true feelings
for the public sector when
he denied that he would cut
the public service generally.

Cut

“He has cut Customs, the
police force, the Immigra-
tion Department, the
Bahamas Telecommunica-
tions Company (BTC), and
now he’s going after ZNS
and he’s going after ZNS
under false pretences
because there is no distinc-
tion between what ZNS now
does and its so-called future
mission of public broadcast-
ing,” he said.

Mr Mitchell added that
the PLP is partially con-
cerned about what the gov-
ernment intends to do with
the BCB’s northern service
in Grand Bahama.

“The PLP’s decision to
put a northern service there
in the first place was not
done for economic reasons,
but for cultural reasons to
help to hold the country
together. This way people
in the north will know what
the people in the rest of the
country are doing. Now they
are threatening that mis-
sion,” the Fox Hill MP said.

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

NATIONAL Security Min-
ister Tommy Turnquest said
he “categorically denies”
making any commitment to
redeploy laid off ZNS work-
ers in other areas of the pub-
lic service.

Bernard Evans and William
Carroll, presidents of the
Bahamas Communications
and Public Officers Union
(BCPOU) and the Bahamas
Communications and Public
Managers Unions (BCPMU)
respectively, said one of their
major “disappointments” in
the ZNS lay-offs drama was
the mixed information they
received from the govern-
ment.

Denise Wilson, BCPOU
secretary general, said the
union was “passive in its
approach” to negotiations
because of assurances given
by the government.

Since then “there has been
quite a disconnect between
what we were originally
advised and what they are



TOMMY TURNQUEST

saying now,” said Ms Wilson.

The union claims Mr Turn-
quest said the government
would do its best to redeploy
laid off workers in other areas
of the public service. The
meeting with Mr Turnquest
happened earlier this year.

“That is totally false. I cat-
egorically deny that,” said Mr
Turnquest.

In September, the union
was told flatly by Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham this
was not the case and it never

was. After several days of
aggressive protests, the
Broadcasting Corporation of
the Bahamas moved forward
with plans to dismiss scores
of workers. Several ZNS big
wigs were dismissed, including
reporter Charlene Ferguson,
sports anchor Marcellous
Hall, camera woman Laura
Lowe, and television makeup
artist Rudolph Minnis.

End

However, it seems the
protests may have come to an
end.

“T don’t believe there is any
more action. It is almost use-
less here. We are going to
have to take our plea some-
where else,” said William Car-
roll, president of the Bahamas
Communications and Public
Managers Unions (BCPMU).

He said the board made a
concession to provide coun-
selling for all new and former
members of staff starting next
week.

A Tribune source said the
board agreed to look at a pro-
posal submitted by a group of

Turks and Caicos leader offers condolences
over Lake Killarney plane crash tragedy

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net



FREEPORT - As the nation
continues to mourn the loss of
lives in the Lake Killarney
plane crash disaster, Leader of
the People’s Democratic Move-
ment in the Turks and Caicos
Douglas Parnell has reached
out to the Bahamian people to
offer condolences on behalf of
his party.

“It is with a great sense of
sadness that we offer our sin-
cerest condolences to the Peo-
ple of the Bahamas on the fatal
crash that saw the loss of eight
promising young men,” Parnell
said in a letter to Prime Minis-
ter Hubert Ingraham.

“We in particular offer our
sympathy to the families who
are directly affected by this loss,
together with the music and avi-
ation industries, the latter of
which we understand were pos-
itively impacted by the work
and contribution of those that
passed.”

Last Tuesday, Pilot Nelson
Hanna and his eight passengers
were killed when the twin-
engine Cessna 402 crashed
shortly after take-off from the

Executive Flight Support.

Smoke was seen coming
from the left engine as it left
the runway just after 12.30pm.
Air Traffic Control officials in
the control tower informed
pilot Nelson Hanna of the
smoke just before his plane
crashed into the nearby lake.

The bodies of eight persons
were removed from the lake.
During search efforts following
the crash, a ninth body was dis-
covered.

The men were headed to San
Salvador.

Mr Parnell recalled that not
so long ago, the Turks and
Caicos Islands suffered a similar
fate and experienced a great
loss of young lives.

“The parallels with your
experience is overwhelming
and has caused us as a people,
to recall to memory how we
grieved and mourned as a
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prayers and support of brothers
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that aided us in that difficult
season and so today, we wish
to acknowledge that our
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allow this event, though tragic
to bring glory to Him and also
to positively affect the lives of
the families and friends of the
victims and your nation as a
whole.

“We will continue to lift up in
prayer the Bahamian people as
you face this difficult period
ahead,” he said.

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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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‘NATO has facilitated Taliban movement’

KABUL, Afghanistan — Commanding
Gen. David Petraeus confirmed Friday that
coalition forces have allowed Taliban rep-
resentatives to travel to Kabul for peace dis-
cussions with the Afghan government, but a
Taliban spokesman said all such talk is only
propaganda, designed to lower the morale of
the movement's fighters.

USS., Afghan and Taliban sources all
declined to give details of the contacts, if
they are taking place at all.

"There have been several very senior
Taliban leaders who have reached out to
the Afghan government at the highest levels,
and also in some cases have reached out to
other countries involved in Afghanistan,"
Petraeus told reporters at the Royal United
Services Institute in London.

"These discussions can only be charac-
terized as preliminary in nature," Petraeus
said. "They certainly would not rise to the
level of being called negotiations."

In Afghanistan, Taliban leaders have told
followers that there are no official peace
talks with the U.S.-backed Afghan govern-
ment, an apparent move to persuade their
rank-and-file to stay in the fight.

US. officials speaking anonymously say
there have been preliminary discussions that
date back a couple of months and involve
mid- to senior-level Taliban but not top-lev-
el decision-makers.

Petraeus indicated that Taliban repre-
sentatives had been given safe passage by
coalition forces. It was not known if that
included providing transport or other NATO
facilities to support the talks.

One Taliban representative involved
could be Mullah Abdul Kabir, the former
Taliban governor of Nangarhar province in
eastern Afghanistan. According to two
Afghan sources with knowledge of the con-
tacts, Kabir has reached out to Karzai
through an intermediary. Both sources spoke
on condition of anonymity because they said
they did not want to compromise their rela-
tions with the Taliban or international com-
munity.

The Taliban deny that any official repre-
sentatives are engaged in such discussions
and vow to fight until the Americans leave.

The Taliban accused the U.S.-led NATO
coalition of trying to weaken the spirit of
insurgents, especially in the south where
they are engaged in fierce fights against tens
of thousands of NATO troops pushing deep-
er into areas long held by militants.

"We are fighting against Americans and
we will continue it until the time the Amer-
icans leave this country,” said Qari Yousef,
the Taliban spokesman in southern
Afghanistan. "The so-called Taliban who
are talking to the government are not relat-
ed to us. This is propaganda to lower the
morale of the Taliban, but it will not work."

Amanullah Mujahid, a 31-year-old Tal-
iban fighter who was reached by the AP in
the Afghan province of Zabul, said that
when he heard that the US. said Taliban
leaders had been talking to the Karzai gov-
ernment, he and his fellow fighters were dis-
heartened. "We didn't expect it and it hurt
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He said their spirits were lifted when the
Taliban leadership sent a message to his
commanders denying involvement in any
talks.

"Now we know that NATO is just using
such propaganda to divide us,” he said.

But this is not the first time that Taliban
militants may have been in touch with the
Afghan government.

Senior USS. officials have long said they
didn't expect the Taliban to talk peace as
long as the militants believed they were win-
ning, and at least some administration offi-
cials had been cool to peace feelers put forth
by Karzai. That changed publicly on Thurs-
day, when U.S. Secretary Robert Gates and
US. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clin-
ton backed exploratory talks between the
Afghan government and the militants.

Richard Holbrooke, U.S. special envoy
for Afghanistan and Pakistan, on Friday
attributed an increase in contacts with indi-
viduals linked to the Taliban to the "tremen-
dously increased military pressure” NATO
and its Afghan allies were placing on the
insurgents.

The new acceptance of reconciliation
could be seen as an admission that the war is
going badly. Or it may reflect the view of
U.S. military commanders that NATO
troops have damaged the insurgency fol-
lowing the surge of more than 30,000 U.S.
forces ordered by President Barack Oba-
ma. Lt. Col. John Dorrian, a coalition
spokesman, denied that NATO's decision
to speak openly about the talks was part of
a communications strategy to break the will
of the insurgent fighters. "They are trying to
mitigate the fact that some of their leaders
are indeed talking with the Afghans," he
said.

Nader Nadery, an Afghan analyst who
has travelled extensively in Taliban-con-
trolled territory, said indications that high-
level insurgents are engaged in negotiations
could prompt junior commanders to join
the peace process to reap the benefits of
any concessions offered to the leadership.

"Certainly the talks would have a huge
effect on the battlefield — not right away,
but if the leadership decides to come and
join, channeling of resources will stop,”
Nadery said. The effect would be gradual
as word of peace talks involving senior Tal-
iban seeps down to the village level where
the bullets are flying, Nadery said.

Matt Waldman, a fellow at Harvard Uni-
versity's John F. Kennedy School of Gov-
ernment who does research on negotiations
with the Taliban, said he did not think that
insurgents would automatically oppose high-
level talks with the government.

"The commanders that I've spoken to
did not object to it in principle," he said.
"Rather there was a scepticism — a real
mistrust about Western intentions — and
that view was that the West is not serious
about genuine negotiations.

"From their perspective what they have
seen is a military surge, increasing military
pressure, attacks and raids and there is no
doubt that they have been feeling that pres-
sure."



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McCartney and the
world’s stupidest
olitical playbook

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Grateful for a little space
in your paper to comment on
an issue that has been bug-
ging me.

Branville McCartney must
be reading from the stupidest
political play book in the
world.

It is a playbook that says,
let enough people blow suf-
ficient smoke up your you-
know-what that you start to
believe that whatever you do,
it will smell like perfume. I
hope that he sees the error of
his ways because the FNM
showed him better.

A friend in the Council of
the FNM said to me that
while Bran is all over the
place ranting and raving
about wanting a convention
so that he can become leader
of the party, he didn't have
the brass enough to show up
at Council to make his case.
He had his first chance to face
head on the man who he says
needs to go but he bailed out.
Even his poor Council Rep
was as silent as a lamb. It was
as if the young man believes
he can get where he wants to
go without the very people
who must be involved in get-
ting him there.

Branville’s playbook must
also tell him that it is OK for
someone to undermine the
very thing he wants to lead.
He is in the media bashing
the FNM’s sitting leader.
Unless he is God, there is no

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way Branville can know that
he will become leader of the
party in place of Prime Min-
ister Ingraham; in fact, given
his actions, I would say that
there is little chance he will.
So the PM might end up lead-
ing the party in the next gen-
eral election. But Bran has
already told the world that
the PM needs to go. How can
Bran, as a member of the
FNM and possible candidate,
then be a part of a team led
by the same man he says
needs to go? In my books, it’s
just stupid! Really stupid!

Branville’s stupid playbook
must also tell him that ego
should matter more than sub-
stance.

It seems that because peo-
ple liked the fact that McCart-
ney talked up catching
Haitians and gave the appear-
ance that he was catching
more Haitians than anyone
else in history, that his already
inflated ego grew to super
abundant size and now he is
ready to lead the Bahamas.
Anyone can get out there and
talk up “Bahamas for
Bahamians”, “Get rid of the
Haitians.” Any minister can
put on Immigration Fatigues
and go out catching Haitians.
Loftus Roker and Shane Gib-
son were both like this. Did

Unions need education about
the global economic recession

EDITOR, The Tribune.

What is wrong with some of these unions and why does not
someone educate them concerning the economic recession
being experienced by countries world wide, and that includes
The Bahamas. As everyone should know Tourism was our
main dollar earner. But that changed and tourists are not trav-

elling as they once did.

However, we are slowly trying to turn the economy around
despite distressing conditions around the world. So where do
unions expect ZNS management to find the extra dollars to give
away, when ZNS had to be subsidized over its life in order to
meet its payroll and other expenses. Any additional expenses
would have to be borrowed, with consequent burden on the tax
payers. The government, it is understood, has had to borrow to
pay the salaries account and to assist those in dire need.

In the recent past, there were some ZNS employees who left
the organisation and started their own successful businesses. So
why cannot these departing staff do the same? Perhaps the cur-
rent staff should have attended the seminars organised by one
of these same successful persons.

The bottom line is that ZNS cannot afford to meet its regu-
lar payroll so where would they obtain additional funding
above the generous offers made to the possible retirees?

It just goes to underscore the public perception that these
non-profitable quasi-government corporations should be sold
to enable them to operate as viable entities. Can you imagine
the “cheap shot” made by one staffer heard on the news last
night if this were a commercial operation? There would be
no place for such slack talk which bears no relevance whatso-
ever to the proposed organisational structure for the new
organisation. I trust management would convey this to the

individual concerned.

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Nassau,

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that mean they should be
leader? What about the rest
of the complex issues that
national development
involves? Beyond catching
Haitians, what is Branville
McCartney known for in
terms of national develop-
ment and leadership?

I, like so many people,
believed that Branville
McCartney has something to
offer. Perhaps he can still do
so but he needs to take a chill
pill.

He is on a bad wicket and,
in my opinion, he is showing a
disloyalty to his party and dis-
respect to its course that will
not bode well for him in the
future.

Most of all, he is allowing
his ego to damage any sem-
blance of leadership he
believes he has. Bran needs
to change his playbook. Per-
haps he should find a mentor
with experience and use his
playbook.

He could try Hubert A.
Ingraham, who is bar none
the most successful politician
beyond Lynden Pindling in
our nation’s history. But then
again, Bran believes Ingra-
ham must go, so this might be
a little tricky.

The path Branville is on is,
as I see it, political idiocy and
perhaps before it is too late,
he may correct himself.

CHARLES FERGUSON
Nassau,
October 13, 2010.

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I heard a news report
this morning, October
14, 2010, that there is
another green Honda
following women out
east again. They have
had several incidents in
the past week.

The woman in charge
of the Elizabeth Estates
Police Station said to
feel free to stop by the
station any time that
you need an escort
home.

Please pass this on to
all of your friends and
relatives. Just because
you don’t live out east
doesn’t mean you don’t
have anything to worry
about. Similar things
have happened all over
this island so just be
careful!

SUSAN G
GLINTON
Nassau,
October, 2010.

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LOCAL NEWS



Pair wanted
for questioning
about murder

AN all points bulletin
has been issued for two
men wanted for question-
ing in connection with the
murder of a Grand
Bahama man and the
shooting of two others in
Alice Town, Bimini.

Police want to question
Terrance Rolle Jr, 25; and
Lucas Rolle, 23, about the
fatal shooting of 45-year-
old Albert Hanna, whose
body was found in some
bushes near a local bar.

Last Saturday, it was
reported that several men
had been shot as a result of
an argument between a
group of people at a bar,
and after a search of the
surrounding area, police
discovered Mr Hanna’s
body. The other two vic-
tims were airlifted to the
capital where they were
treated for their injuries.

Terrance Rolle Jr was
described by police as hav-
ing dark brown skin and
being 5ft 8in tall, while
Lucas Rolle was said to
have brown skin and be 5ft
6in tall.

Both men are of medium
build and weigh 150\bs.

Quiet

Following the shooting,
most residents of the quiet
and sparsely populated set-
tlement did not know
much about the incident,
the second shooting this
year on the Family Island.

The first took place in
May, when 24-year-old
Clive Tomlinson, a
Jamaican national, was
shot several times in the
back in Bailey Town and
later died of his injuries at
the local clinic.

Terrance Rolle Jr and
Lucas Rolle were last seen
in South Bimini and police
said they should be consid-
ered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with informa-
tion concerning their
whereabouts, or the shoot-
ing, should contact the
nearest police station,
emergency services at 919
or Crime Stoppers at 328-
8477.

H fishermen, says Ryan Pinder

ELIZABETH MP Ryan Pin-
der has called for an end to the
neglect of Bahamian fishermen,
who he said have long been rel-
egated “to the bottom rung of
the ladder in our economy.”

Mr Pinder said it is impor-
tant that a “true commitment”
be made to this industry, which
was foundational to the devel-
opment of the country.

He said: “The PLP recognis-
es the importance of this indus-
try to thousands of Bahamians
throughout our archipelago of
islands, including Spanish
Wells, Eleuthera, Abaco, Long
Island, Exuma, Andros and
many others.”

Mr Pinder said the PLP wish-
es to remind Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham and the FNM
that fisheries and the crawfish
industry are vitally important
to many in the Family Islands,
as well as to the country as a
whole.

He said: “Through consulta-
tion with Bahamian fishermen,
I find one of the over-riding
concerns is the proper regula-
tion of crawfish condominiums.
The crawfish fishermen of the
Bahamas are one of the first
fish farmers in this hemisphere,
utilising condominiums to farm
crawfish in their natural habitat.

Mr Pinder said the use of
condominium traps creates a
place for crawfish to spawn in
relative safety and captivity,
something that cannot be repli-
cated outside of the ocean.

He said: “The use of condo-
minium traps has preserved the

HAVE
YOU SEEN
THESE
MEN?

FREDERICK ‘NEELY’ GREEN: Aged
27, dark brown, 5ft Yin, 180lbs,
medium build

WANTED FOR QUESTIONING:
Armed robbery/shop &
housebreaking



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RYAN PINDER

crawfish industry, allowing for
breeding and maturation in an
environment protected from
predators, allowing for this
prosperous industry to devel-
op countrywide.

“A particular challenge to
the fishermen, however, is that
after investing many thousands
of dollars in the construction
and setting of these condo-
miniums, there is no regulation
or oversight. This has resulted
in persons farming condomini-
ums that do not belong to them.

“This is becoming an issue
that threatens the relations of
many Bahamians to each other,
and may result in violent con-
frontations on the water if the
issue is not given swift atten-
tion by the government.”

Mr Pinder said he finds it
“inexcusable” that the FNM
administration has had no plan

BRENT McPHEE: Aged 22, dark
brown, 5ft 7in, 180lbs, medium
build

WANTED FOR QUESTIONING:

Armed robbery

PEDRO ANTONIO LYNES: Aged
21, dark brown, 5ft 7in, 180lbs,
medium build

WANTED FOR QUESTIONING:
Armed robbery

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for the protection of Bahamian
fishermen, their assets, and
their industry.

He proposed that the gov-
ernment do the following to
instil confidence that a fisher-
man’s investment will be pro-
tected:

¢ Require each fisherman
who wishes to set a crawfish
trap or condominium to license
it for a one time nominal fee.

¢ Issue emblems to affix to

the condominium or trap to
identify the owner.

¢ Earmark all fees paid for
the licensing of the condomini-
ums and traps for training of
Bahamian fishermen on the
proper construction and use of
condominiums.

¢ Assist with the financing of
all marine protection endeav-
ours, including specifically iden-
tified Defence Force patrols.

¢ Punish non-compliance

with the licensing regulations
with significant penalties and
fines.

Mr Pinder said: “I believe
that the proper regulation and
education of Bahamian fisher-
men in the use of condomini-
ums for the fishing of crawfish
will enhance the industry, pro-
vide a structure for all to fol-
low, and discourage violent
confrontations on our waters.”

























































WORLD STATISTICS DAY

The Ministry of Finance and the
Intersectorial World Statistics Day
Committee Invite You to Celebrate
World Statistics Day with Us

Under the Theme:
“Celebrating the Many
Achievements of Official
Statistics”

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort, Cable Beach

You are also invited to view an exhibition held

by various agencies of government at Centre

Court at the Mall-at-Marathon, from Thursday
October 21 to Saturday October 23.

DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

PHONE: 322-2157

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
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TUESDAY, 12 OCTOBER 2010
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,508.82 | CHG -0.07 | %CHG 0.00 | YTD -56.56 | YTD % -3.61
FINDEX: CLOSE 000.00 | YTD 00.00% | 2009 -12.31%

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* = i S2wk-Low Security Daily Vol. EPS $ Div $ P/E
: | 1.00 AML Foods Limited 0.250
9.67 Bahamas Property Fund 0.013
4.50 Bank of Bahamas 0.598
018 Benchmark -0.877
3.15 Bahamas Waste 0.168
2.14 Fidelity Bank 0.016
9.62 Cable Bahamas 10.00 10.00 1.227
2.50 Colina Holdings 2.50 2.50
5.40 Commonwealth Bank ($1) 6.60 6.60
1.63 Consolidated Water BDRs 1.97 1.91
1.60 Doctor's Hospital 1.90 1.90
5.94 Famguard 6.07 6.07
8.50 Finca 8.50 8.50
8.77 FirstCaribbean Bank 9.74 9.74
3.75 Focol ($) 5.46 5.46
1.00 Focol Class B Preference 1.00 1.00
5.00 ICD Utilities 5.59 5.59
9.92 J. S. Johnson 9.92 9.92 0.00
10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00
BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES - (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)
Security Symbol Last Sale Change Daily Vol.
Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029) BAH29 99.46 0.00 6.95%
Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) + FBB17 100.00 0.00 7%
Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) + FBB22 100.00 0.00 Prime + 1.75%
Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + FBB13 100.00 0.00 7%
Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) + FBB15 100.00 0.00 Prime + 1.75%
RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)
S2wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Daily Vol.
5.01 Bahamas Supermarkets 5.01 6.01 14.00
0.40 RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0.55
CFAL Securities Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)
30.13 31.59
0.45 0.55
BISX Listed Mutual Funds
NAV YID% Last 12 Months %
1.4904 3.59% 6.42%
2.9115 0.85% 0.23%
1.5555 3.18% 4.30%
2.8624 -8.16% -7.49%
13.4286 0.46% 2.40%
109.3929 5.20% 7.6GO%
100.1833 -1.52% 3.56%
1.1272 3.43% 5.28%
1.0948 2.51% 6.10%
1.1275 3.37% 5.64%

Previous Close Today's Close Change
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4.90
0.18
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Interest
20 November 2029
19 October 2017
19 October 2022
30 May 2013
29 May 2015

EPS $
-2.945
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Div $
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29.00 ABDAB
0.40 RND Holdings

4.540
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0.000
0.55 0.000
S2wk-Low
1.4005
2.8266
1.4905
2.8522
13.0484 Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund
101.6693 CFAL Global Bond Fund
93.1998 CFAL Global Equity Fund
1.0000 FG Financial Preferred Income Fund
1.0000 FG Financial Growth Fund
1.0000 FG Financial Diversified Fund
9.1005 Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal
Protected TIGRS, Series 1
Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal
Protected TIGRS, Series 2
Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal
Protected TIGRS, Series 3
Royal Fidelity Int'l Fund - Equities Sub Fund

NAV 3MTH
1.475244
2.926483
1.537403

NAV 6MTH
1.452500
2.906205
1.521720

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CFAL MSI Preferred Fund
CFAL Money Market Fund
Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & 1 Fund

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LOCAL NEWS

DR KAVAIA AND FAMILY HOST 15TH ANNUAL LUNCHEON FOR SENIOR CITIZENS



BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT-DrMR
Kavala and his family were
commended for their contin-
uing display of kindness and
compassion to senior citizens
on Grand Bahama.

The Kavala family hosted
its 15th annual luncheon for
senior citizens at the St
Stephen’s Anglican Parish
Hall in Eight Mile Rock.

Eight Mile Rock MP Ver-
nae Grant and Local govern-
ment official Simeon Lewis
praised Dr Kavala for his
efforts.

“He genuinely cares and he
enjoys doing this every year
for our seniors,” Mr Lewis
said.

Senior citizens like Victo-
ria Palmer look forward to
the luncheon every year.

“T feel it it’s a very good
thing that Dr Kavala is doing
for us, and I appreciate it very
much because sometimes you
want to come out to eat and
fellowship.

“They have been doing this
for years and we are grateful
to them for this,” Ms Palmer
said.

Dr Kavala and his family
came to Grand Bahama in
1984 from India. He was
employed as a general practi-
tioner in the government clin-
ic at Eight Mile Rock for 15
years.

After retiring in 1998, he
opened a private clinic in
Hanna Hill, EMR, where he
also has his home.

“After retirement I decided
to settle here and I will always
remember one of my good
friends Mr Johnson who
helped me build my clinic and
residence,” he said.

Dr Kavala said many per-
sons throughout the island
continue to support his med-
ical practice, which is doing
well.

“T always consider myself
not only a member of the
Eight Mile Rock Communi-
ty but of the entire Grand
Bahama. My patients come
from all over Grand Bahama,
mainly from Freeport, Pin-
der’s Point, Lewis Yard,
Hunters, and sometimes even
as far as from East and West
End.”

“Tt makes me very happy,
not because of their support,
but their confidence in me by
coming from such far dis-
tances.”

Dr Kavala feels that it is
important to give back to the



Showing
compassion

APPRECIATION: Dr Kavala and EMR MP Vernae Grant present a
plaque of appreciation to the Cooling Waters gospel group for their
continued support of the luncheon. The group provides entertainment

for the seniors.

community. He said senior
citizens are important mem-
bers of a society who have
raised families, built commu-
nities and even shaped
nations.

“Mr Nelson Mandela was
a senior citizen when he came
out of prison after spending
nearly three decades there
and later became president of
South Africa. Because of his
great contribution to the
entire world, I really wish to

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“We must take care of our
seniors and treat them good.
The children are watching
how we treat them and we
must be role models,” he said.

Dr Kavala said the lun-
cheon has grown and become
better over the years. He
thanked his wife, Nalini, and
her friends Vinutha Hedge
and Sylvia Dacunha, and a
number of persons in the
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GREEN-MINDED: From left:
Eric Carey, executive director,
Bahamas National Trust; US
Ambassador Nicole Avant and
her husband Theodore Saran-
dos joined by Jerry Butler,
chairman of CREF, flanked by
the finalists in the 2010 Green
Video Challenge from St
Andrew’s School and Oakes
Field Primary School including
this year’s winners (centre)
Owen Taylor and Gerald
Williams-Bartlett.

@ Photo: US Embassy

THE winners of the Direc-
tor’s Choice Award for the
US Embassy-sponsored Dis-
covery Club Green Video
Challenge are St Andrews
students Gerald Williams-
Bartlett and Owen Taylor.

The announcement was
made yesterday by US
Ambassador Nicole Avant
and Bahamas National Trust
executive director Eric Carey
at the Caribbean Renewable
Energy Forum (CREF), held
at the Atlantis Resort.

The winning video, “Owen
and Gerry’s Excellent Envi-
ronmental Adventure”,
focused on “The Three Rs”:
reduce, reuse and recycle.

The two young filmmakers
will receive free airfare and
passes to Everglades Nation-
al Park in Florida during their
spring recess and their video
will be aired on television.

The members of the three
Discover Club teams that
secured finalist positions
based on public voting also
attended the awards ceremo-
ny.

Camera

Each of these club mem-
bers will receive their own
digital video camera. The
budding environmental film-
makers include:

e Mark-Anthony
Thompson, Liam Higgs, and
Alejandro de Cardenas, cre-
ators of the film “Stop Litter-
ing in Our Wetlands”.

e Divina Cox, Keno
Clarke, Kennedy Light-
bourne, and Dijona Gilbert,
creators of the film “Go
Green Network”.

e Aaron Forbes, Skyler
Saunders, Jaden Ingraham,
and Matthew Robinson, cre-
ators of the film “Wetlands
Wasting”.

“All Discovery Club mem-
bers are winners in my eyes,
because they are actively
engaged in their communities
and are committed to pro-
tecting the Bahamas’ natural
treasures,” said Ambassador
Avant before she announced
the “Director’s Choice”
award.

The BNT’s Discovery Club
was launched 16 years ago to
teach young Bahamians about
the environment through fun
activities and a badge system
drawing from the Boy/Girl
Scout model. Today, there are
33 Discovery Clubs on seven
Bahamian islands with more
than 450 young environmen-
talists.

Each club is lead by a ded-
icated adult who is commit-
ted to educating young people
about their impact on the
local marine and wetland
environment.



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GETTING READY: Oakes Field Primary students Divinia Cox,
Dijona Gilbert, Kennedy Lightbourne and Keno Clarke using Flip
Cams in preparation for the Green Video Challenge.

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THE TRIBUNE

By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

THE National Basketball Associ-
ation remains his ultimate goal, but
one Bahamian professional chose to
continue his career on the hardwood
this upcoming season in eastern
Europe.

Bemnet Davis recently signed with
MIUS-Fortress Kormend of Hungary
in the Division A League for the 2010-
11 season and has made an immediate
impact with the club.

In his premiere game with his new
club, Davis led the team with 17 points
in the 109-72 win over Wamsler Se
Salgotarjan.

The 6'9" forward shot 7-12 from
the field, 3-5 from the free throw line
and also filled the stat sheet with four
rebounds, three steals and two assists.

In his first game was the club and
the first game to open the season,
Davis said he was surprised and
pleased with the level of support.

“The atmosphere was unreal,” he
said. “I had fun with those crazy fans
and the arena was packed to the ceil-
ings.”

His contract with the club remains
non guaranteed but has the potential
to become guaranteed following the
trial period.

Six MJUS-Fortress Kormend play-
ers reached double figures including
Marcus Moore tied Davis for the
game lead with 17 points, while
Rashad Bell finished with 15 points
and 13 rebounds.

Robert Jarvis led all scorers with
27 points in a losing effort.

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Davis spent the last two years of
his career m the NBA's Development
League with the Utah Flash, an affil-
late of the Utah Jazz and Atlanta
Hawks.

After two seasons in the D-League,
Davis has had several moments where
he progressed closer to the NBA.

In his initial season with the Flash,
Davis started just 14 games and aver-
aged 6.5 points and 3.5 rebounds. In his
sophomore campaign, he doubled pro-
ductivity in both areas with averages of
13.7 points and 7.7 rebounds while
shooting 41 per cent from the field.

After graduating from Northwest-
ern University, where he averaged 15
points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and
2.1 blocks per game, Davis played
professionally in Tel Aviv, Israel, for
a single season.

He was then invited to a D-League
prospect training camp where his play
led to his selection as the 41st pick of
the Draft by the Flash.

Davis briefly flirted with an NBA
contract when he was called up by the
New Jersey Nets prior to the 2009-10
season. He appeared in a single pre-
season game, totalled a single rebound.
in just four minutes of action against
the New York Knicks and was waived
on October 22.

His most notable D-League
achievement came when he was
named to the NBA D-League's Select
team which competed against some
of the league's best rookies and young
talent at the 2010 Las Vegas Summer
League.

MJUS-Fortress Kormend next
game will be October 16th against
Marso-Vagep.

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IMPACT: Bennet Davis (above) recently signed with MJUS-Fortress Kormend of Hun-
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Swift hosts second 5K Open Water race

ON a beautiful October Saturday,
Swift swimming club hosted its sec-
ond open water swim at Old Fort Bay
beach with over 50 swimmers in either
a5 kilometre or 1.6 kilometre race.

The top three finishes in each age
group on either of the two courses
were awarded beautiful “Sand Dol-
lar” gold, silver, and bronze medals
that were made by Susan Morley.

Also there were prints of paintings
done by Theirry Lamare that were
given to the top overall male and
female swimmers and the oldest and
youngest swimmers in the race.

The Open Water Swim event was
sponsored by Orthaheel, Holowesko
Partners, Lyford Cay Real Estate, and
Albany.

T-shirts were given to all competi-
tors.

The top three finishers were Swift’s
Zach Moses, Anibal Hernandez, and
Laura Morley winning in times of
1:16.34, 1:16.51, and 1:17.24 respec-
tively.

Zach and Laura won the donated
paintings as the top male and female
swimmers.

Tremaine Allen won the gold
medal for the 12 and under age group
in 1:31.13.

There was a lot of good age group
matchups as the swimmers made their
laps around the 1 mile triangular
course.

In the 13 to 17 female age group
on the 5K course the top three fin-
ishers were Laura Morley, Abigail
Lowe, and Crystal Rahming as they
raced to times of 1:17.24, 1:30.33 and
1:33.07 respectively.

The boys 13 to 17 age group saw
Anibal Hernandez, Jemarco Arm-

brister, and Donovan Higgs battle it
out with times of 1:16.51, 1:30.16, and
1:30.59 respectively.

The 35 to 54 males division saw
another good battle around the 3 lap
5K course between Dake Gonzalez,
David Morley, and Mark Holowesko
with the men taking the gold, silver,
and bronze medals in that order in
times of 1:22.47, 1:23.11, and 1:23.32.

The 35 to 54 female age group saw
Joie Lamare, and Katherine Bowers
taking the top honours in 1:46.31, and
1:49.42 .

On the 1.6 kilometre course new-
comer Denise Schrader had the over
all fastest time and won the gold
medal for the 18 to 34 age group in
27.50.

In the 35 to 54 age group the top
three finishers were Sarah Noar,
Susan Morley, and Lynn Lowe in
times of 37.40, 38.00, and 41.46 respec-
tively. The gold medal winner in the
55 and over age group and also with
the third fastest time in the 35 and
older women was long time swim-
mer Frances Doyle in a time of 39.49.

In the 12 and under boys the top
three fimshers were Nikolaus Holm-
berg, Peter Morley and Conner Pin-
der in times of 32.40, 40.10, and 40.27
respectively.

The youngest swimmer who fin-
ished the course was Conner Pinder
who is 9and the oldest swimmer was
Percy Knowles who is 79.

Percy also won the gold medal in
the 55 and over male age group. Both
swimmers took home the Theirry
Lamare paintings. The Old Fort Bay
Club with its beautiful beach was a
great host and a beautiful site for the
open water event.

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TOP SWIMMERS: Anibal Hernandez, Laura Morley and Zach Moses as the top three fin-
ishers.





¢ The New Providence
Primary School Sports
Association opened its
sports calendar on the aca-
demic year with boys and
girls soccer the first event
contested.

Both semifinals and
championship games in
each division will be played
on Monday at the Blue
Hills Sporting Complex
beginning at 10:30am.

The girls team which
advanced to the final four
include Sandilands, Ade-
laide, Columbus and
Carmichael Primary
Schools.

The boys competition
began yesterday, with 24
teams vying for the top
spot.

The final four in the
boys division will be decid-
ed today.

SOCCER (Cotege)

* The College of The
Bahamas Lady Caribs lost
their first match of the
2010 season to Johnson &
‘Wales University last
evening 6-0.

OCT. 13TH, 2010

Johnson & Wales University

(Miami) @6:30pm

OCT. 15TH, 2010

Ave Maria University

(Naples) @ 5:00 p.m.

OCT. 17TH, 2010

Florida College (Tampa)

@ 1:00 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL

¢ In the lone game
‘Wednesday evening, the
youthful Saints took on the
defending champions and
leaders in the 2010 league,
the National Fencing
Intruders to five exciting
sets.

Prince Wilson would
lead his team to victory by
securing 25 points in the
win.

Ina losing effort
Chauncey Cooper and
Gabi Laurent would secure
17 and 10 points respec-
tively.

Tonight’s schedule will
include:

COB vs Champions Club

Scotia Defenders vs

Technicians

On Tuesday, the Scotts-
dale Vixens would improve
their record to 3-0 by
defeating the Lady Techs
25-16, 12-25, 25-21, 25-12.
Laval Sands led all scorers
with 13 points, 6 of which
were service aces. In a los-
ing effort, Kendra Dawkins
finished with 8 points.

In the second game,
DaBasement Crimestop-
pers, behind Muller Petit's
16 point, won over the
Saints 25-21, 25-17 and 25-
19. Chauncey Cooper
would finish with 10 pots
in the loss.

Ferguson, Barry
compete in
Jaimes Tennis
Local Fall Classic

UNDERSTANDING the
need to develop their tennis
skills so that they could com-
pete on a global level, six
future tennis stars played in
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
recently in international
tournaments.

Cecil Ferguson III,
Rayven Barry and Sidney
Clarke competed at the
Jaimes Tennis Local Fall
Classic in the Boys 12's,
Girls 12's and Girls 14's
respectively.

Rayven Barry competing
for the first time in the US,
advanced to the semi-finals
with a 6-3, 6-3 win over #2
seed Amanda Gomez-
Rivera in the quarterfinals.

In the semifinals Rayven
found opponent Marycaro-



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TRIBUNE SPORTS











MEN’S DIVISION WINNER: Lee Farmer (left) places first in the Men’s
category with a time of 2:03:34.





OPEN MEN’S WINNER: Lorenzo Carter (left) is presented with his prize for placing first in
the Open Men’s division.

Potcake Cycling Club’s first
race off to exciting start

IT WAS Potcake
Cycling Club's first race,
and the day got off to an
exciting start. The men
were slated for eight laps
of the 6-mile South Ocean
course, and the open
men/women categories
and junior cyclists with
four laps.

Early on in lap three,
experienced junior rider
Jay Major took the lead,
but it wasn't long before
senior riders Lee Farmer
and Tracy Sweeting pulled
him back in, with the
peloton close behind. Lee,
Jay and Tracy dominated
in the next laps, while
Lorenzo Carter, Van
Demeritte, Robert Jones
and Brad

Farmer takes first

place in men’s division



Heney worked well
together to try and close
the gap.

With one lap to go, Lee
took the lead, and the bat-
tle was on.

Tracy and Jay tried to
bring him back, but
instead had to battle for
second place.

Jay rode a smart race
and managed to beat Tra-
cy to the line, with not
even a second between
them.

The remaining riders
really pulled together and



kept up the pace, but it
was the sight of the finish
line that brought on their
final sprint to the line.

Carmel Stucki in the
open women's category
easily claimed first place.

Her strong and steady
riding kept her in the pack
for the entire race.

Open men saw Loren-
zo Carter take first place,
but he continued to ride
the full eight laps.

Anthony Roberts
clinched second place for
his first time out, while the

juniors also had a produc-
tive day riding well and
putting in good times.
First place was claimed
by Anthony “Biggie"
Colebrooke, followed
closely by Justin Minnis,
and newcomer Cory Chea.
Newcomers Diane
Chea and Marjorie John-
son placed second and
third respectively in the
open women's category.
It was a good day for
the experienced riders
and fun to welcome new
riders.
The club wished to
thank everyone who
came out to ride, sup-
ported their team, and
assisted to make this
event a success.





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Diana Chea with a time of 1:02:55.

OPEN WOMEN’S WINNER: Carmel Stucki (left)



wins The Open Women’s category beating out

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MEN

Lee Farmer - 2:03:34
Jay Major - 2:05:03
Tracy Sweeting - 2:05:26
Van Demeritte

Robert Jones

Brad Heney

OPEN MEN

Lorenzo Carter - 1:04:13
(rode 8 laps, time is for 4)
Anthony Roberts - 1:25:54

OPEN WOMEN

Carmel Stucki - 1:02:55
Diana Chea - 1:26:30
Marjorie Johnson - 2:23:37

JUNIORS

Anthony Colebrook - 1:02:50
Justin Minnis - 1:02:54
Cory Chea - 1:02:58







ri.

JUNIORS WINNER: Anthony Colebrooke (left) takes the first place prize

in the Juniors category. Susan Graham (right) was the presenter.



LeBron sits out practice, ailing Heat try to heal

BASKETBALL
MIAMI
Associated Press

LEBRON James was one of the last
to leave the Miami Heat practice floor
Friday, after a long free-throw-shoot-
ing contest with rookie De’Sean But-
ler.

That was the extent of his workout.

The NBA’s two-time reigning MVP
sat out practice as a precautionary
measure, three days after leaving a
preseason game with cramps and pain
in his right hamstring. The team
expects that James will be ready to
resume to practice on Saturday.

“We don’t play until Monday and
we've got a long, long ways until the
26th,” James said, referring to Miami’s
next preseason game against Charlotte
on Monday and then the Heat regular-
season opener in Boston on Oct. 26.
“Don’t want to rush it until I feel 100
percent.”

James cramped up in the third quar-
ter of Miami’s exhibition win over
CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night,
missing roughly the final third of that
game and then the entire Heat pre-
season matchup in New Orleans the
following night. Miami did not practice

Thursday.

Other Miami players sidelined Fri-
day included guards Dwyane Wade
and Mario Chalmers. Wade was in
Chicago testifying in a trial that'll
decide custody of his two sons, and
the Heat hope to have him back at
practice next week as he recovers from.
a strained hamstring. Chalmers has
had recurring stiffness as he contin-
ues recovering from a high ankle
sprain.

Jamaal Magloire, Eddie House, Car-
los Arroyo and Shavlik Randolph have
also been dealing with some nagging
injury issues in recent days.

“We still need to play five-on-five
for continunity,” Heat coach Erik
Spoelstra said. “At the same time, this
is a great time for us to regain our
health. We need to get guys back feel-
ing good. We have a lot of days to
practice but also to get some rest. As
long as we’re efficient with it, guys are
doing their part, spending a lot of time
with our trainers and guys are starting
to feel better.”

Spoelstra said House “‘is real close”
to making his preseason debut, after
shoulder surgery this summer. House
said he’s aiming to get some minutes
when Miami visits Atlanta in an exhi-

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OUT: CSKA Moscow center Dmitry Sokolov (30) tries to block a shot by Mia-
mi Heat forward LeBron James (6) during the first half of a preseason NBA bas-
ketball game in Miami on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010.

bition on Thursday.

“We're going by what the doctors
say,” House said. “I’ve been feeling
good. It’s just precautionary reasons.
‘You want to be at 3 1/2 , four months
(after surgery) before you actually start
really taking contact. I’m right there,
right there at that timeframe.”

House knows the NBA season is a
marathon, and he’s been learning plen-
ty about new teammates and the Heat
system by watching practices and pre-
season games. That being said, he still
thinks it’s important to get some time
before the games start counting in the
standings.

Ferguson, Barry

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line Mederith too strong off
the ground and lost 6-1, 6-0.

Despite losing in the
semi-finals Barry came away
from the match knowing
that she has to work on her
execution of certain shots to
be more competitive.

Ferguson, playing in his
first USTA tennis match
found the going a bit tough
in first round match losing
to Giuliano Rengifo 6-0, 6-0.

Ferguson was able to
advance to the Consolation
semifinals where he lost to
Daniel Leon 8-4. He was
excited about the opportu-
nity to play in Florida and is
looking forward to working
on his game so that he could
be more competitive the
next time he comes back to
play.

Eight year old Sydney
Clarke was the youngest
member of the group and
played up an age group
because there were no girls
10's singles.

Despite losing in the first
round of singles to #4 seed
Caroline Buechele 6-1, 6-1,
she was able to advance to
the Girls 12's Consolation
semifinals with a 8-5 win
over Gabriella Matesic.

However, she lost a tough
8-6 match to Jamara Alonso
after leading the match 6-3.

Clarke felt great about
the way she played and is
looking forward to getting
back to practice to continue
to improve her tennis game.

The second group of
future stars played at the
Quick Start Fall Tourna-
ment at

Midtown, where nine-
year-old Maya Weech in the
10's Short court, and six
year old T'Naj Hinsey and
five-year-old Emma Weech
played on the Mini-court.

Hinsey walked away with
two championships, winning
the 8's singles title and he
teamed up with Weech to
win the Mixed Doubles title.

Weech finished with a 1-1
record in her 8's singles
matches but did not come
way empty handed as she
and partner Hinsey won the
Mixed Doubles title.

Maya Weech playing in
the 10's short court finished
with a 1-1 record but did not
advance to the main draw.

They were all greatful for
the experience and will con-
tinue to practice to improve
their tennis skills.

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70 fined $5k for
improper tweet

FOOTBALL
CINCINNATI
Associated Press



BENGALS receiver Ter-
tell Owens was fined $5,000
on Friday for violating the
NFL’s prohibition on using
social media shortly before
games.

Owens acknowledged that
he broke the rule by sending
out a tweet an hour before
Cincinnati’s 24-21 loss to
Tampa Bay on Sunday. Play-
ers and coaches are prohibit-
ed from using social media 90
minutes before games, dur-
ing games and shortly after-
ward.

It’s the same amount that
Arizona’s Darnell Dockett
got fined for tweeting 20 min-
utes before a game.

Bengals receiver Chad
Ochocinco got a $25,000 fine
for tweeting before and dur-
ing a preseason game in
August. Owens, Ochocinco
and Dockett are the only
players to violate the policy
that went into effect before
last season.

Owens said his tweet—sent
from Paul Brown Stadium
while players were warming
up for the game—was part of
his work with a charity that
helps children in Kenya.

“A lucky fan wearing my
jersey 2day will get a signed
football by Me & Ocho Cin-
co! My asst will pick U out!!
Good luck!” he tweeted.

Owens said he intended to
post the tweet earlier in the
day, but he left home late and
forgot to take his cell phone
with him. He said he had an
assistant bring his cell phone
to Paul Brown Stadium,
where he sent out the tweet in
violation of the league’s rules.


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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2010, PAGE 11



LOCAL NEWS

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press time, police did not know
the man’s condition.

“The victim is being treated
by doctors at this time and we
don’t know the extent of his
injuries or condition,” said ASP
Delva. “But we know that the
person responsible for

the stabbing is known to the
victim.”

A woman customer, who was
inside the bank at the time, said
the stabbing took place in the
FINCO section.

Last year, FINCO moved into
the Royal Bank of Canada
building on Explorer’s Way.
Finco occupies the entire left
section of the building.

“T was standing on the line on
the Royal Bank of Canada side
when I saw two men over at
FINCO scuffling on the floor.

“A big guy was on top of the
small guy who had a knife. The
small guy was just stabbing the
big guy over and over as they
scuffled back and forth,” said
the woman.

A number of police units
responded to the scene. Curious
onlookers gathered in the near-
by parking lot at the Post Office
building.

Police vehicles blocked the
entrance and exit to the bank.

Security personnel standing
guard in front of the bank
turned customers away, telling
them the bank was closed for
business.

No one at the bank could be
reached for comment.

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Fate of eight straw vendors remains unclear

FROM page one

of the goods they claim my client has
purchased. The prosecutor is currently
on a trial right now, so it is difficult to
get any sort of update at this time.”

Opposition MP Fred Mitchell said
as far as he is aware, no date has been
set as yet for a hearing with the other
defendants.

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York, the Fox Hill MP said Judge

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happening with the other defendants
and was informed that there was
“active negotiations” with the prose-
cution to have the other cases settled.

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that the defence attorneys are trying
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The first of nine straw vendors arrest-
ed in New York city for trafficking in
counterfeit goods was sentenced to time
served and ordered to leave the country
yesterday.

Tracy Davis was expected to arrive in
Nassau yesterday with her husband and
four-month-old child.

Having already pleaded guilty to the
offence on October 5, Davis was sen-
tenced to the time she served in jail
—17 days — awaiting trial and released
with two years supervised leave.

FROM page one

had been any industrial
action, claiming union
members had only left
their desks for a lunchtime
meeting.

“There was no industrial
action,” Mr Basden said.

“We are willing to nego-
tiate with all of our
employees and maintain an
amicable relationship with
all of our staff.”

BEUMU executives are
seeking to formalise a new
industrial agreement with
BEC, and the corporation
maintains information
requested by the union was
provided last week and is
now under review.

Ongoing

“The matter as it relates
to the industrial agreement
is ongoing,” Mr Basden
said.

A statement released by
BEC on Thursday main-
tains: “The corporation
welcomes further discus-
sion with the Bahamas
Electrical Utility Manager-
ial Union as we seek to for-
malise a new industrial
agreement.

“The corporation will
continue to work with the
union's executive team so
that an agreement will be
made in the best interest of
all parties.”

Union officials were not
available for an interview
yesterday.

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LOCAL NEWS

Pilot killed
In plane
crash laid
lo rest

FROM page one

Salvador with other sound
and stage engineers to set
up for Homecoming events
that weekend when the
crash killed all on board.

Mr Taylor, 28, of Palm
Tree Estates, is survived by
his mother Paulette Brown,
father Samuel Taylor,
daughter Daniesha and six
brothers. His funeral will be
held at Kemp Road Minis-
teries, in Kemp Road, at
11am.

Funeral

Mr Curtis, 26, of
Bougainville Drive, South
Beach, will be laid to rest
following a funeral at Gold-
en Gates World Outreach
Ministeries, in Carmichael
Road, at lpm. He is sur-
vived by his father Spencer
Curtis, who described him
as a sound engineer and
“musician extraordinaire.”

The funeral for Mr John-
son, 39, of Millennium Gar-
dens, formerly of Dumping
Ground Corner, Bain Town,
will be held at St Joseph’s
Catholic Church, in Boyd
Road, at 12.45pm.

Funeral arrangements for
Royal Bahamas Defence
Force officer Devon Storr,
27; BEC linesman Corey
Farquharson, 41; and sound
technicians Chanoine Mil-
dor, 44, and Junior Lubin,
23, have yet to be
announced.

An investigation into the
cause of the crash continues.

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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 ZNS big names are dismissed C M Y K C M Y K V olume: 106 No.272SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2010 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER PARTLY SUNNY AND BREEZY HIGH 85F LOW 70F The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST BAHAMASEDITION McCOMBO OF THE DAY N E W www.tribune242.com Felip Major /Tribune staff FINAL JOURNEY: Pallbearers take the body of Nelson Hanna to the front of the Church of Zion Baptist, Yamacraw. Stabbing horror at bank By NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter n nicolls@tribunemedia.net THE scene at ZNS was described as an emotionald isaster yesterday, as scores of workers including many household names waited l ike sitting ducks to know their fate. The board of the Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas (BCB its new organisation chart yes-t erday, generating a list of workers to lose their jobs, and those set to receive possible p romotions or demotions. Police officers were escort ing workers out of the building immediately after they r eceived their dismissal letters until union leaders suc cessfully intervened. O ne employee of 28 years said executives would not allow her to wait inside theb uilding until her daughter arrived to pick her up. She said they would not allow her t o tell her fellow employees goodbye, unless she wished to have a police escort out of the building. S he said she was at a loss By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter mreynolds@tribunemedia.net HUNDREDS of mourners gathered yesterday to pay their final respects to the pilot of last weeks fatal plane crash. Nelson Leo Hanna was one of nine men killed when his Acklins Blue Cess na 402 plunged into Lake Killarney moments after take-off from Executive Flight Support at around 12.30pm on Tuesday, October 5. Friends and relatives of the popular 43-year-old from Spring Point, Acklins, viewed his body at Yamacraw Baptist Church, in Yamacraw Hill Road, yesterday morning and conveyed their condo lences to his wife Coreen and four chil dren, Janelsa, Janeiro, Janene and Cornell. In an emotional eulogy to her hus band, Mrs Hanna wrote: A more dutiful husband would be hard to find. A trusted friend and confidant you are. You knew my needs, moods and sometimes my thoughts even before I did. Why you had to go I dont know. His daughter Janelsa wrote: Dad you were admired and left lasting impressions on all whom you graced with your presence. I am honoured to be walking in your footsteps, continuing your legacy of greatness. The loving husband and father is also survived by his parents Mable and Curtis Hanna, two sisters and three brothers. He was the first of the nine men killed in the crash to be buried. Four others sound technicians Clarence Nathanial Williams II, Delon Roderick Christo pher Taylor, Deacon Lavard Antone Spencer Curtis and Chet Lynden Nia Johnson will be buried today. The funeral for Mr Williams, 38, of East Street, will be held at the Church of God of Prophecy in East Street at 10am. He is survived by his wife Shenicia Williams, daughters Erica and Cla neece Nathalia Williams, as well as his parents, Bishop Clarence and Barbara Williams, and brother Rudolph Larrimore. The popular sound technician and head of production company Music Needs had boarded the flight to San B Y DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT: Stunned customers and staff watched in horror as a man was brutallys tabbed inside a bank on yesterday after noon. The victim, a 38-year-old who lived in Hawksbill, was stabbed over and over by am an with a knife, according to an eyewit ness. T he incident occurred at the Royal Bank of Canada shortly after 1pm, during peak banking hour. Police responded to the scene i mmediately. Asst Supt Hector Delva, assistant press liaison officer, said officers discovered a mani nside the bank with several stabbed wounds about the body. The victim was taken to the Rand Memo rial Hospital for medical attention. Up to SEE page 11 SEE page two FINALRESPECTS: PILOT KILLED IN PLANE CRASH LAIDTOREST SEE page 12 Hundreds of mourners turn up for the funeral ONE of nine straw vendors arrested in New York for trafficking in counterfeit goods a rrived in New Providence yesterday. Straw vendor Tracy Davis a rrived at the Lynden Pin dling International Airport with her husband and fourmonth-old baby from New York shortly around 4pm yesterday. Neither spoke to reporters yesterday following their arrival, but walked hurriedly to a jeep where a relative was waiting to drive them away. Mrs Davis was sentenced on Thursday in New York southern district court, hav ing pleaded guilty to the charge of counterfeit goods trafficking on October 5. Mrs Davis had been released on her own recognizance prior to her sentencing hearing. New York Judge Richard Sul livan sentenced Mrs Davis to time served 17 days on the condition that she left the US within 24 hours. The judge said that he was quite moved by the letters of support for Mrs Davis. The nine vendors were arrested on September 15 as they waited to board a flight back to Nassau from New York. It was alleged that they went on an illegal shopping spree for counterfeit designer bags and jewellery, which they intended to sell at their Straw Market stalls on Bay Street. The other vendors Roshanda Rolle, Gayle Rolle, Marva Ferguson, Marvette Ferguson, Patricia Hanna, Shamone Thompson, Margaret Pierre, Judy Duncombe are still awaiting a court date. Straw vendor arrested in US returns home EMOTIONAL OCCASION: Family and friends read the programme. ALTHOUGH one straw vendor has been set free, the fate of the other eight Bahamians detained in New York remains unclear. Having been held in jail for several weeks, prosecutors in New York are still reportedly trying to put a value on some of the goods they were alleged to be have purchased. Attorney Howard Jacobs, who represents Roshanda Rolle, said: I got an e-mail from the prosecutor telling us that the government is still try ing to determine the value ... but the fate of other Bahamians remains unclear SEE page 11 By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter mreynolds@tribunemedia.net MIDDLE managers at Bahamas Electricity Corpora tion returned to work yesterday as negotiations over a new industrial agreement got under way. The Bahamas Electrical Utility Managerial Union (BEUMU walked off the job on Thursday, prompting a statement from BEC management. But BEC general manager Kevin Basden denied there BEC MIDDLE MAN AGERS GO BACK TO WORK SEE page 11 FRED MITCHELL

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM POLICE are investigating a shooting and two armed robberies that took place over the last few days. At around 2.30am yesterday, police received reports of a shooting at Amos Ferguson Street. A team of officers responded and were told by witnesses that the male victim was approached by another man wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and a grey hooded jacket. It is reported that the culprit fired shots from a handgun in the direction of the victim, hitting him in the left hand and left leg. He was taken to hospital by a private vehicle and remains there today in stable condition. At about 11.30pm on Thursday, police received information of an armed robbery at Boyd Road. Responding officers were told that two women were sitting in a black 2001 Ford Escape when they were approached by a man wearing dark clothing and armed with a handgun. It is reported the culprit robbed the victims of a handbag containing an undetermined amount of cash and fled the area. About 20 minutes later, police received information of an armed robbery at Original Pattie Bakery on Baillou Hill Road south. Officers responded and were told that an employee was leaving the establishment when she was approached by a man wearing a white shirt, black pants, and armed with a hand gun. The culprit robbed the employee of an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the area on foot, heading south along Baillou Hill Road. Police say they are investigating all these incidents. POLICE WALKABOUT: Philip Simon, former executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, joins the police for a walkabout yesterday on Dowdeswell Street. The action was part of a series of initiatives through which the police hope to get community members and businesses involved in the fight against crime. Police probe shooting and armed robberies F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f f or words at how management treated the employees. Several ZNS big names were dismissed, including reporter Charlene Ferguson, sports anchor Marcellous Hall, camera woman LauraL owe, and television makeup artist Rudolph Minnis. We are feeling defeated. Everyone is crying. They are just waiting around. I told the chairman, dont call me in for no letter, send it to me. Hes aid, well I can leave now then, said Mr Minnis. He said he refused to accept his cheque, saying he would wait until receiving legal advice. D uring Thursdays demonstration, Mr Minnis said he f iled an official police com p laint at the Quakoo Street police station because a senior e xecutive allegedly pushed him and called him an idiot. Late yesterday afternoon, s ources say, the executive called the police to have MrM innis removed from the n ewsroom. However, it is c laimed that other staff memb ers blocked the police when they showed up. M r Minnis eventually left t he premises, under police e scort. F ormer news editor Beverley Curry was moved to head the parliamentary channel, according to sources. R eporters Syann Thompson a nd Betty Thompson-Moss will form her team. A ltovese Munnings, who recently joined ZNS from Island FM, and Opal Roach were promoted to fill the two editors posts in the new structure, according to our source. Former editors were demoted to reporter status. A ll, but one of the VPR editors were let go. Workers were asked to c ontinue working while the names of employees were called one by one, accordingt o a T ribune s ource. They had n o idea if a systematic process, such as an alphabet ical list, was being used to inform those receiving dis missal letters. Although the list had been r eady from 10am, no one had been called in until after 1pm, according to a source. Leaders from the Bahamas C ommunications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU and the Bahamas Communications and Public Managers Unions (BCPMU sented with a copy of the list o f sacked workers. It appears they have pulled out who they feel like letting go, the people whot hey dont like, with no clear process that we could see, said William Carroll, BCPM U president. Some union members were upset about the unions decision to withhold the names u ntil management had com pleted its process of informing workers. O ne union executive said: We dont know how the people will react. Some of themc ould use violence, or they might have a stroke. We dont want to take on that kind ofr esponsibility. A senior police officer said the heavy police presence was a preventative strategy. We dont know if anyone could get irate, he said. He was speaking about the possib ility of someone receiving a $10,000 cheque when they were expecting $30,000. Mr Carroll said informing t he workers was a manage ment function, and the union had decided to let managem ent do its job. He said management planned to inform dismissed workers first andt hen call in other staff. ZNS big names axed FROM page one By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT The Government Office Complex on the Mall was evacuated Friday morning after a fire alarm went off around 10am at ZNS. A number of workers from the various government departments stood outside as police and firemen conducted a check of all four floors of the building. Supt Macktavius Daniels, officer in charge of the Central Division, reported that police received a call around 10.20am that an alarm was activated on the third floor where the ZNS office is located. The fire department came, did a check to make sure the building was safe and found out it was a false alarm, Supt Daniels told The Tribune. We are investigating the incident and the results of our investigation will determine how we proceed. We do not want to pre-empt anything right now, but we want to make sure we do the investigation properly and at the end of day make a decision, he said. Although employees on the first, second, and fourth floors were allowed to return to work, ZNS employees were told to remain outside until clearance was given for them. Why cant we go back to work? someone shouted as police ushered them out of the lobby area. Supt Daniels told ZNS employees that investigations were still underway on the third floor and clearance had not yet been given for persons to return to work in that area. Darren Meadows, area vice president of the BCPMU, said when he arrived at work he saw a fire truck, police, and staff outside. They allowed people from the first, second, and fourth floors to go back to work. We attempted to go back to work as well and police stopped us and said they were still making some checks on the third floor because that is where they suspect the alarm went off, he said. While waiting for clearance from the police, Meadows told reporters that the union and government were having another meeting in Nassau concerning the separation package. We are hoping that it would be something positive and they (the government than what they offered, he said. Mr Meadows said the ZNS station in Grand Bahama is a very close knit group of workers. If one is let go, all of us will feel it. And so we are hoping that if people are let go, they can go with a package that is comfortable, that they could survive and function after they leave here. The job market in Grand Bahama is really tough, and the people they are attempting to disengage are the older people who have been working here for more than 25 years. Office complex evacuated after fire alarm goes off at ZNS

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By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT As the nation continues to mourn the loss of lives in the Lake Killarney plane crash disaster, Leader of the Peoples Democratic Movement in the Turks and Caicos Douglas Parnell has reached out to the Bahamian people to offer condolences on behalf of his party. It is with a great sense of sadness that we offer our sin cerest condolences to the Peo ple of the Bahamas on the fatal crash that saw the loss of eight promising young men, Parnell said in a letter to Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham. We in particular offer our sympathy to the families who are directly affected by this loss, together with the music and aviation industries, the latter of which we understand were positively impacted by the work and contribution of those that passed. Last Tuesday, Pilot Nelson Hanna and his eight passengers were killed when the twinengine Cessna 402 crashed shortly after take-off from the Executive Flight Support. Smoke was seen coming from the left engine as it left t he runway just after 12.30pm. Air Traffic Control officials in the control tower informed pilot Nelson Hanna of the smoke just before his plane crashed into the nearby lake. The bodies of eight persons were removed from the lake. During search efforts followingt he crash, a ninth body was dis covered. The men were headed to San Salvador. Mr Parnell recalled that not so long ago, the Turks and Caicos Islands suffered a similar fate and experienced a great loss of young lives. The parallels with your experience is overwhelming and has caused us as a people, to recall to memory how we grieved and mourned as a nation. Among others, it was the prayers and support of brothers and sisters around the region t hat aided us in that difficult season and so today, we wish to acknowledge that our prayers and support is with you. We pray that God would allow this event, though tragic to bring glory to Him and also to positively affect the lives of the families and friends of thev ictims and your nation as a whole. We will continue to lift up in prayer the Bahamian people as you face this difficult period ahead, he said. B y NOELLE NICOLLS T ribune Staff Reporter nnicolls@tribunemedia.net NATIONAL Security Minister Tommy Turnquest said he categorically deniesm aking any commitment to r edeploy laid off ZNS workers in other areas of the public service. Bernard Evans and William Carroll, presidents of the Bahamas Communicationsa nd Public Officers Union ( BCPOU) and the Bahamas Communications and Public Managers Unions (BCPMU respectively, said one of their major disappointments in t he ZNS lay-offs drama was the mixed information they received from the govern m ent. Denise Wilson, BCPOU secretary general, said the union was passive in its approach to negotiations because of assurances given b y the government. S ince then there has been quite a disconnect between what we were originallya dvised and what they are s aying now, said Ms Wilson. The union claims Mr Turnq uest said the government w ould do its best to redeploy laid off workers in other areas of the public service. The meeting with Mr Turnquest happened earlier this year. That is totally false. I cate gorically deny that, said Mr Turnquest. In September, the union w as told flatly by Prime Min ister Hubert Ingraham this was not the case and it never was. After several days of a ggressive protests, the Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas moved forward with plans to dismiss scores of workers. Several ZNS big wigs were dismissed, including reporter Charlene Ferguson, sports anchor MarcellousH all, camera woman Laura Lowe, and television makeup artist Rudolph Minnis. End H owever, it seems the protests may have come to an end. I dont believe there is any m ore action. It is almost useless here. We are going to h ave to take our plea some where else, said William Carr oll, president of the Bahamas C ommunications and Public Managers Unions (BCPMU H e said the board made a c oncession to provide counselling for all new and former members of staff starting next week. A T ribune s ource said the b oard agreed to look at a prop osal submitted by a group of employees to purchase a B CB-owned radio station. With all of the janitorial staff expected to be let go, sources said the board has also agreed to consider rehiring the employees on a contract basis if they group together to form a company. T he more than 10 sales representatives may also have an opportunity to work on a commission basis in the f uture. Despite the unrest on Thursday, when workers hijacked the newsroom preventing several radio and television broadcasts, including the 7pm Nightly News, the police said the protesters were orderly and caused no dam-a ge to property. Officers said at no time did they feel the situation was out of control. 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Speaking with The Tribune yesterday, opposition s pokesman on the public services, Fred Mitchell, said that the PLP is concerned a bout the message that these terminations will send to the private sector particularly during such tough economic times. When the government starts taking actions of this kind it sends out a signal tot he private sector that it is O K for them to do similar exercises, and what is being done now is that (Prime Minister Hubert) Ingraham has misled the country inr egards to his true feelings for the public sector when he denied that he would cut the public service generally. Cut He has cut Customs, the police force, the Immigration Department, the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTCn ow hes going after ZNS a nd hes going after ZNS under false pretences because there is no distinc t ion between what ZNS now d oes and its so-called future mission of public broadcast-i ng, he said. Mr Mitchell added that the PLP is partially con c erned about what the gov ernment intends to do with the BCBs northern servicein Grand Bahama. The PLPs decision to put a northern service therei n the first place was not done for economic reasons, but for cultural reasons to help to hold the country together. This way people in the north will know what the people in the rest of the country are doing. Now they are threatening that mis sion, the Fox Hill MP said. Opposition expresses concern over BCB downsizing T OMMYTURNQUEST Turks and Caicos leader offers condolences over Lake Killarney plane crash tragedy

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EDITOR, The Tribune. Grateful for a little space i n your paper to comment on an issue that has been bugging me. Branville McCartney must be reading from the stupidest political play book in the world. I t is a playbook that says, l et enough people blow sufficient smoke up your youknow-what that you start to believe that whatever you do, it will smell like perfume. Ih ope that he sees the error of his ways because the FNM showed him better. A friend in the Council of t he FNM said to me that while Bran is all over the place ranting and raving a bout wanting a convention so that he can become leader of the party, he didn't havet he brass enough to show up a t Council to make his case. He had his first chance to face head on the man who he says needs to go but he bailed out. E ven his poor Council Rep was as silent as a lamb. It was a s if the young man believes he can get where he wants to go without the very people who must be involved in getting him there. B ranvilles playbook must a lso tell him that it is OK for s omeone to undermine the very thing he wants to lead. He is in the media bashingt he FNMs sitting leader. Unless he is God, there is no way Branville can know that he will become leader of the party in place of Prime Minister Ingraham; in fact, given his actions, I would say that there is little chance he will.S o the PM might end up leading the party in the next general election. But Bran has already told the world that the PM needs to go. How can Bran, as a member of the F NM and possible candidate, then be a part of a team led b y the same man he says n eeds to go? In my books, its just stupid! Really stupid! B ranvilles stupid playbook m ust also tell him that ego should matter more than subs tance. It seems that because people liked the fact that McCartney talked up catching H aitians and gave the appear a nce that he was catching more Haitians than anyone e lse in history, that his already inflated ego grew to super abundant size and now he is ready to lead the Bahamas. Anyone can get out there and t alk up Bahamas for Bahamians, Get rid of the H aitians. Any minister can p ut on Immigration Fatigues and go out catching Haitians. Loftus Roker and Shane Gibson were both like this. Did that mean they should be leader? What about the rest of the complex issues thatn ational development involves? Beyond catching Haitians, what is Branville McCartney known for in terms of national development and leadership? I, like so many people, b elieved that Branville M cCartney has something to offer. Perhaps he can still do so but he needs to take a chill pill. He is on a bad wicket and, i n my opinion, he is showing a disloyalty to his party and disrespect to its course that willn ot bode well for him in the f uture. Most of all, he is allowing his ego to damage any semb lance of leadership he believes he has. Bran needs to change his playbook. Per-h aps he should find a mentor w ith experience and use his playbook. He could try Hubert A. Ingraham, who is bar none t he most successful politician beyond Lynden Pindling in o ur nations history. But then again, Bran believes Ingraham must go, so this might be a little tricky. The path Branville is on is, a s I see it, political idiocy and p erhaps before it is too late, h e may correct himself. CHARLES FERGUSON N assau, October 13, 2010. C M Y K C M Y K EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 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 WEBSITE www.tribune242.com updated daily at 2pm KABUL, Afghanistan Commanding Gen. David Petraeus confirmed Friday that coalition forces have allowed Taliban representatives to travel to Kabul for peace discussions with the Afghan government, but a Taliban spokesman said all such talk is only propaganda, designed to lower the morale of the movement's fighters. U.S., Afghan and Taliban sources all declined to give details of the contacts, if they are taking place at all. "There have been several very senior Taliban leaders who have reached out to the Afghan government at the highest levels, and also in some cases have reached out to other countries involved in Afghanistan," Petraeus told reporters at the Royal United Services Institute in London. "These discussions can only be characterized as preliminary in nature," Petraeus said. "They certainly would not rise to the level of being called negotiations." In Afghanistan, Taliban leaders have told followers that there are no official peace talks with the U.S.-backed Afghan government, an apparent move to persuade their rank-and-file to stay in the fight. U.S. officials speaking anonymously say there have been preliminary discussions that date back a couple of months and involve midto senior-level Taliban but not top-lev el decision-makers. Petraeus indicated that Taliban representatives had been given safe passage by coalition forces. It was not known if that included providing transport or other NATO facilities to support the talks. One Taliban representative involved could be Mullah Abdul Kabir, the former Taliban governor of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan. According to two Afghan sources with knowledge of the con tacts, Kabir has reached out to Karzai through an intermediary. Both sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they said they did not want to compromise their rela tions with the Taliban or international community. The Taliban deny that any official representatives are engaged in such discussions and vow to fight until the Americans leave. The Taliban accused the U.S.-led NATO coalition of trying to weaken the spirit of insurgents, especially in the south where they are engaged in fierce fights against tens of thousands of NATO troops pushing deeper into areas long held by militants. "We are fighting against Americans and we will continue it until the time the Amer icans leave this country," said Qari Yousef, the Taliban spokesman in southern Afghanistan. "The so-called Taliban who are talking to the government are not related to us. This is propaganda to lower the morale of the Taliban, but it will not work." Amanullah Mujahid, a 31-year-old Taliban fighter who was reached by the AP in the Afghan province of Zabul, said that when he heard that the U.S. said Taliban leaders had been talking to the Karzai gov ernment, he and his fellow fighters were disheartened. "We didn't expect it and it hurt our morale," said Mujahid. He said their spirits were lifted when the Taliban leadership sent a message to his commanders denying involvement in any talks. "Now we know that NATO is just using such propaganda to divide us," he said. But this is not the first time that Taliban militants may have been in touch with the Afghan government. Senior U.S. officials have long said they didn't expect the Taliban to talk peace as long as the militants believed they were winning, and at least some administration officials had been cool to peace feelers put forth by Karzai. That changed publicly on Thursday, when U.S. Secretary Robert Gates and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton backed exploratory talks between the Afghan government and the militants. Richard Holbrooke, U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, on Friday attributed an increase in contacts with individuals linked to the Taliban to the "tremendously increased military pressure" NATO and its Afghan allies were placing on the insurgents. The new acceptance of reconciliation could be seen as an admission that the war is going badly. Or it may reflect the view of U.S. military commanders that NATO troops have damaged the insurgency fol lowing the surge of more than 30,000 U.S. forces ordered by President Barack Obama. Lt. Col. John Dorrian, a coalition spokesman, denied that NATO's decision to speak openly about the talks was part ofa communications strategy to break the will of the insurgent fighters. "They are trying to mitigate the fact that some of their leaders are indeed talking with the Afghans," he said. Nader Nadery, an Afghan analyst who has travelled extensively in Taliban-controlled territory, said indications that highlevel insurgents are engaged in negotiations could prompt junior commanders to join the peace process to reap the benefits of any concessions offered to the leadership. "Certainly the talks would have a huge effect on the battlefield not right away, but if the leadership decides to come and join, channeling of resources will stop," Nadery said. The effect would be gradual as word of peace talks involving senior Taliban seeps down to the village level where the bullets are flying, Nadery said. Matt Waldman, a fellow at Harvard Uni versity's John F. Kennedy School of Gov ernment who does research on negotiations with the Taliban, said he did not think that insurgents would automatically oppose highlevel talks with the government. "The commanders that I've spoken to did not object to it in principle," he said. "Rather there was a scepticism a real mistrust about Western intentions and that view was that the West is not serious about genuine negotiations. "From their perspective what they have seen is a military surge, increasing military pressure, attacks and raids and there is no doubt that they have been feeling that pres sure." McCartney and the worlds stupidest political playbook LETTERS l etters@tribunemedia.net NATO has facilitated Taliban movement /(50$,6$$&6&/$5.(RI &$66,$&/26(*/(1,6721*$5'(163 %2;1$66$8%$+$0$6 %5(17,6$$&6&/$5.( RI&$66,$&/26(*/(1,6721*$5'(163 %2;1$66$8%$+$0$6 &(/<-$1$5' 1,;21 EDITOR, The Tribune. W hat is wrong with some of these unions and why does not someone educate them concerning the economic recession b eing experienced by countries world wide, and that includes The Bahamas. As everyone should know Tourism was our main dollar earner. But that changed and tourists are not trav elling as they once did. H owever, we are slowly trying to turn the economy around despite distressing conditions around the world. So where do unions expect ZNS management to find the extra dollars to give away, when ZNS had to be subsidized over its life in order to meet its payroll and other expenses. Any additional expenses would have to be borrowed, with consequent burden on the tax payers. The government, it is understood, has had to borrow to pay the salaries account and to assist those in dire need. In the recent past, there were some ZNS employees who left the organisation and started their own successful businesses. So why cannot these departing staff do the same? Perhaps the cur r ent staff should have attended the seminars organised by one of these same successful persons. The bottom line is that ZNS cannot afford to meet its regular payroll so where would they obtain additional funding above the generous offers made to the possible retirees? It just goes to underscore the public perception that these non-profitable quasi-government corporations should be sold to enable them to operate as viable entities. Can you imagine the cheap shot made by one staffer heard on the news last night if this were a commercial operation? There would be no place for such slack talk which bears no relevance whatsoever to the proposed organisational structure for the new organisation. I trust management would convey this to the individual concerned. DISAPPOINTED IN SHIRLEA Nassau, October 12, 2010. Unions need education about the global economic recession E DITOR, The Tribune. I heard a news report this morning, October 14, 2010, that there isa nother green Honda following women out east again. T hey have h ad several incidents in t he past week. The woman in charge of the Elizabeth Estates Police Station said to feel free to stop by the station any time that you need an escort home. Please pass this on to all of your friends and relatives. Just because you dont live out east doesnt mean you dont have anything to worry about. Similar things have happened all over this island so just be careful! SUSAN G GLINTON Nassau, October, 2010. Beware! Another gr een Honda is following women out east

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ELIZABETH MP Ryan Pinder has called for an end to the neglect of Bahamian fishermen, who he said have long been relegated to the bottom rung of the ladder in our economy. Mr Pinder said it is important that a true commitment be made to this industry, which was foundational to the development of the country. He said: The PLP recognises the importance of this industry to thousands of Bahamians throughout our archipelago of islands, including Spanish Wells, Eleuthera, Abaco, Long Island, Exuma, Andros and many others. Mr Pinder said the PLP wishes to remind Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham and the FNM that fisheries and the crawfish industry are vitally important to many in the Family Islands, as well as to the country as a whole. He said: Through consultation with Bahamian fishermen, I find one of the over-riding concerns is the proper regulation of crawfish condominiums. The crawfish fishermen of the Bahamas are one of the first fish farmers in this hemisphere, utilising condominiums to farm crawfish in their natural habitat. Mr Pinder said the use of condominium traps creates a place for crawfish to spawn in relative safety and captivity, something that cannot be replicated outside of the ocean. He said: The use of condominium traps has preserved the crawfish industry, allowing for breeding and maturation in an environment protected from predators, allowing for this prosperous industry to develop countrywide. A particular challenge to the fishermen, however, is that after investing many thousands of dollars in the construction and setting of these condominiums, there is no regulation or oversight. This has resulted in persons farming condomini ums that do not belong to them. This is becoming an issue that threatens the relations of many Bahamians to each other, and may result in violent confrontations on the water if the issue is not given swift attention by the government. Mr Pinder said he finds it inexcusable that the FNM administration has had no plan for the protection of Bahamian fishermen, their assets, and their industry. He proposed that the government do the following to instil confidence that a fishermans investment will be protected: Require each fisherman who wishes to set a crawfish trap or condominium to license it for a one time nominal fee. Issue emblems to affix to the condominium or trap to identify the owner. Earmark all fees paid for the licensing of the condominiums and traps for training of Bahamian fishermen on the proper construction and use of condominiums. Assist with the financing of all marine protection endeavours, including specifically identified Defence Force patrols. Punish non-compliance with the licensing regulations with significant penalties and fines. Mr Pinder said: I believe that the proper regulation and e ducation of Bahamian fishermen in the use of condominiums for the fishing of crawfish will enhance the industry, provide a structure for all to follow, and discourage violent confrontations on our waters. 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P olice want to question Terrance Rolle Jr, 25; and L ucas Rolle, 23, about the f atal shooting of 45-yearo ld Albert Hanna, whose body was found in someb ushes near a local bar. L ast Saturday, it was reported that several men had been shot as a result of an argument between a group of people at a bar, and after a search of the surrounding area, police d iscovered Mr Hannas b ody. The other two vict ims were airlifted to the c apital where they were t reated for their injuries. T errance Rolle Jr was described by police as having dark brown skin andbeing 5ft 8in tall, while Lucas Rolle was said to have brown skin and be 5ft 6in tall. B oth men are of medium build and weigh 150lbs. Quiet F ollowing the shooting, most residents of the quiet and sparsely populated set tlement did not know m uch about the incident, t he second shooting this year on the Family Island. The first took place in M ay, when 24-year-old Clive Tomlinson, a Jamaican national, was shot several times in theb ack in Bailey Town and l ater died of his injuries at the local clinic. Terrance Rolle Jr and Lucas Rolle were last seenin South Bimini and police said they should be consid e red armed and dangerous. A nyone with informat ion concerning their whereabouts, or the shoot ing, should contact the nearest police station, emergency services at 919 or Crime Stoppers at 3288477. Pair wanted for questioning about murder PEDRO A NTONIO LYNES: Aged 21, dark brown, 5ft 7in, 180lbs, m edium build WANTED FORQUESTIONING: Armed robbery B RENT McPHEE: A ged 22, dark b rown, 5ft 7in, 180lbs, medium build WANTEDFORQUESTIONING: Armed robbery FREDERICKNEELY GREEN: Aged 27, dark brown, 5ft 9in, 180lbs, medium build WANTEDFORQUESTIONING: Armed robbery/shop & housebreaking End the neglect of Bahamian fishermen, says Ryan Pinder police REPORT Shar e your news The T ribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbour hoods. Perhaps you ar e 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. HAVE YOUSEEN THESE MEN? R YAN PINDER

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BY DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT Dr M R Kavala and his family werec ommended for their continuing display of kindness and compassion to senior citizenson Grand Bahama. The Kavala family hosted its 15th annual luncheon fors enior citizens at the St S tephens Anglican Parish Hall in Eight Mile Rock. Eight Mile Rock MP Vernae Grant and Local government official Simeon Lewis praised Dr Kavala for hise fforts. He genuinely cares and he enjoys doing this every year for our seniors, Mr Lewis said. Senior citizens like Victoria Palmer look forward tot he luncheon every year. I feel it its a very good t hing that Dr Kavala is doing for us, and I appreciate it very m uch because sometimes you want to come out to eat and fellowship. They have been doing this for years and we are gratefult o them for this, Ms Palmer said. D r Kavala and his family came to Grand Bahama in 1984 from India. He was employed as a general practit ioner in the government clini c at Eight Mile Rock for 15 years. After retiring in 1998, he o pened a private clinic in Hanna Hill, EMR, where he also has his home. After retirement I decided t o settle here and I will always r emember one of my good friends Mr Johnson who h elped me build my clinic and residence, he said. Dr Kavala said many per s ons throughout the island continue to support his med ical practice, which is doing w ell. I always consider myself not only a member of the Eight Mile Rock Communi t y but of the entire Grand Bahama. My patients come from all over Grand Bahama, m ainly from Freeport, Pin ders Point, Lewis Yard, Hunters, and sometimes evena s far as from East and West E nd. It makes me very happy, not because of their support,b ut their confidence in me by coming from such far dis tances. D r Kavala feels that it is important to give back to the c ommunity. He said senior citizens are important members of a society who have r aised families, built commu nities and even shaped nations. Mr Nelson Mandela was a senior citizen when he came out of prison after spending nearly three decades therea nd later became president of South Africa. Because of his great contribution to the e ntire world, I really wish to s ee one day his birthday will be recognised as Senior Citizens Day. We must take care of our seniors and treat them good. The children are watchingh ow we treat them and we must be role models, he said. Dr Kavala said the luncheon has grown and becomeb etter over the years. He thanked his wife, Nalini, and her friends Vinutha Hedge a nd Sylvia Dacunha, and a n umber of persons in the EMR community for their assistance in putting the eventt ogether. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Grants Town Wesley Methodist Church(Baillou Hill Rd & Chapel Street) P.O.Box CB-13046 The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427(www.gtwesley.org)SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2010Theme: As a wise master builder, I laid a foundation and another was building upon it."7:00 a.m. Rev. Carla Culmer/Sis. Katherine Tinker 10:00 a.m.Wesley Bell Ringers Anniversary Service 7:00 p.m. Bro. Franklyn Bethel/Rev. Carla Culmer (HC Showing compassion seniors to DR KAVALA AND FAMILY HOST 15TH ANNUAL LUNCHEON FOR SENIOR CITIZENS A PPRECIATION: D r Kavala and EMR MP Vernae Grant present a plaque of appreciation to the Cooling Waters gospel group for their continued support of the luncheon. The group provides entertainmentf or the seniors. KEY ADDRESS: Dr M R Kavala addressing those attending his 15th annual luncheon for senior citizens at the St Stephens Anglican Parish Hall in Eight Mile Rock on Thursday. PHOTOS: Vandyke Hepburn

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2010, PAGE 7 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 2+1+,/,3 0217*20(5<&+,30$1 THE winners of the Directors Choice Award for the U S Embassy-sponsored Dis covery Club Green Video Challenge are St Andrews students Gerald WilliamsB artlett and Owen Taylor. The announcement was made yesterday by US A mbassador Nicole Avant and Bahamas National Trust executive director Eric Careya t the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF at the Atlantis Resort. The winning video, Owen a nd Gerrys Excellent Environmental Adventure, focused on The Three Rs:r educe, reuse and recycle. The two young filmmakers will receive free airfare and p asses to Everglades Nation al Park in Florida during their spring recess and their video will be aired on television. The members of the three Discover Club teams that secured finalist positions based on public voting also attended the awards ceremo ny. Camera Each of these club mem bers will receive their own digital video camera. The budding environmental filmmakers include: Mark-Anthony Thompson, Liam Higgs, and Alejandro de Cardenas, cre ators of the film Stop Litter ing in Our Wetlands. Divina Cox, Keno Clarke, Kennedy Lightbourne, and Dijona Gilbert, creators of the film Go Green Network. Aaron Forbes, Skyler Saunders, Jaden Ingraham, and Matthew Robinson, cre ators of the film Wetlands Wasting. All Discovery Club members are winners in my eyes, because they are actively engaged in their communities and are committed to protecting the Bahamas natural treasures, said Ambassador Avant before she announced the Directors Choice award. The BNTs Discovery Club was launched 16 years ago to teach young Bahamians about the environment through fun activities and a badge system drawing from the Boy/GirlScout model. Today, there are 33 Discovery Clubs on seven Bahamian islands with more than 450 young environmentalists. Each club is lead by a ded icated adult who is commit ted to educating young people about their impact on the local marine and wetland environment. Two St Andrews students win BNTs Green Video Challenge GREEN-MINDED: From left: E ric Carey, executive director, B ahamas National Trust; US Ambassador Nicole Avant and h er husband Theodore Sarandos joined by Jerry Butler, chairman of CREF, flanked by the finalists in the 2010 Green V ideo Challenge from St A ndrews School and Oakes Field Primary School including t his years winners (centre Owen Taylor and Gerald Williams-Bartlett. n P hoto : USEmbassy GETTINGREADY: Oakes Field Primary students Divinia Cox, D ijona Gilbert, Kennedy Lightbourne and Keno Clarke using Flip C ams in preparation for the Green Video Challenge. B a h a m a s N a t i o n a l T r u s t

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C M Y K C M Y K SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2010 THETRIBUNE PAGE 9 INSIDE International sports news TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM By RENALDO DORSETT Tribune Sports Reporter rdorsett@tribunemedia.net THENational Basketball Association remains his ultimate goal, but one Bahamian professional chose to continue his career on the hardwood this upcoming season in eastern Europe. Bennet Davis recently signed with MJUS-Fortress Kormend of Hungary in the Division A League for the 201011 season and has made an immediate impact with the club. In his premiere game with his new club, Davis led the team with 17 points in the 109-72 win over Wamsler Se Salgotarjan. The 6'9" forward shot 7-12 from the field, 3-5 from the free throw line and also filled the stat sheet with four rebounds, three steals and two assists. In his first game was the club and the first game to open the season, Davis said he was surprised and pleased with the level of support. "The atmosphere was unreal," he said. "I had fun with those crazy fans and the arena was packed to the ceilings." His contract with the club remains non guaranteed but has the potential to become guaranteed following the trial period. Six MJUS-Fortress Kormend players reached double figures including Marcus Moore tied Davis for the game lead with 17 points, while Rashad Bell finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Robert Jarvis led all scorers with 27 points in a losing effort. Davis spent the last two years of his career in the NBA's Development League with the Utah Flash, an affiliate of the Utah Jazz and Atlanta Hawks. After two seasons in the D-League, Davis has had several moments where he progressed closer to the NBA. In his initial season with the Flash, Davis started just 14 games and averaged 6.5 points and 3.5 rebounds. In his sophomore campaign, he doubled productivity in both areas with averages of 13.7 points and 7.7 rebounds while shooting 41 per cent from the field. After graduating from Northwestern University, where he averaged 15 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.1 blocks per game, Davis played professionally in Tel Aviv, Israel, for a single season. He was then invited to a D-League prospect training camp where his play led to his selection as the 41st pick of the Draft by the Flash. Davis briefly flirted with an NBA contract when he was called up by the New Jersey Nets prior to the 2009-10 season. He appeared in a single preseason game, totalled a single rebound in just four minutes of action against the New York Knicks and was waived on October 22. His most notable D-League achievement came when he was named to the NBA D-League's Select team which competed against some of the league's best rookies and young talent at the 2010 Las Vegas Summer League. MJUS-Fortress Kormend next game will be October 16th against Marso-Vagep. Davis signs with European leagueON a beautiful October Saturday, Swift swimming club hosted its second open water swim at Old Fort Bay beach with over 50 swimmers in either a 5 kilometre or 1.6 kilometre race. The top three finishes in each age group on either of the two courses were awarded beautiful "Sand Dollar" gold, silver, and bronze medals that were made by Susan Morley. Also there were prints of paintings done by Theirry Lamare that were given to the top overall male and female swimmers and the oldest and youngest swimmers in the race. The Open Water Swim event was sponsored by Orthaheel, Holowesko Partners, Lyford Cay Real Estate, and Albany. T-shirts were given to all competitors. The top three finishers were Swift's Zach Moses, Anibal Hernandez, and Laura Morley winning in times of 1:16.34, 1:16.51, and 1:17.24 respectively. Zach and Laura won the donated paintings as the top male and female swimmers. Tremaine Allen won the gold medal for the 12 and under age group in 1:31.13. There was a lot of good age group matchups as the swimmers made their laps around the 1 mile triangular course. In the 13 to 17 female age group on the 5K course the top three finishers were Laura Morley, Abigail Lowe, and Crystal Rahming as they raced to times of 1:17.24, 1:30.33 and 1:33.07 respectively. The boys 13 to 17 age group saw Anibal Hernandez, Jemarco Armbrister, and Donovan Higgs battle it out with times of 1:16.51, 1:30.16, and 1:30.59 respectively. The 35 to 54 males division saw another good battle around the 3 lap 5K course between Dake Gonzalez, David Morley, and Mark Holowesko with the men taking the gold, silver, and bronze medals in that order in times of 1:22.47, 1:23.11, and 1:23.32. The 35 to 54 female age group saw Joie Lamare, and Katherine Bowers taking the top honours in 1:46.31, and 1:49.42 On the 1.6 kilometre course newcomer Denise Schrader had the over all fastest time and won the gold medal for the 18 to 34 age group in 27.50. In the 35 to 54 age group the top three finishers were Sarah Noar, Susan Morley, and Lynn Lowe in times of 37.40, 38.00, and 41.46 respectively. The gold medal winner in the 55 and over age group and also with the third fastest time in the 35 and older women was long time swimmer Frances Doyle in a time of 39.49. In the 12 and under boys the top three finishers were Nikolaus Holmberg, Peter Morley and Conner Pinder in times of 32.40, 40.10, and 40.27 respectively. The youngest swimmer who finished the course was Conner Pinder who is 9 and the oldest swimmer was Percy Knowles who is 79. Percy also won the gold medal in the 55 and over male age group. Both swimmers took home the Theirry Lamare paintings. The Old Fort Bay Club with its beautiful beach was a great host and a beautiful site for the open water event. SOCCER(Primary School) The New Providence Primary School Sports Association opened its sports calendar on the academic year with boys and girls soccer the first event contested. Both semifinals and championship games in each division will be played on Monday at the Blue Hills Sporting Complex beginning at 10:30am. The girls team which advanced to the final four include Sandilands, Adelaide, Columbus and Carmichael Primary Schools. The boys competition began yesterday, with 24 teams vying for the top spot. The final four in the boys division will be decided today.SOCCER(College) The College of The Bahamas Lady Caribs lost their first match of the 2010 season to Johnson & Wales University last evening 6-0. OCT. 13TH, 2010 Johnson & Wales University (Miami) @6:30pm OCT. 15TH, 2010 Ave Maria University (Naples) @ 5:00 p.m. OCT. 17TH, 2010 Florida College (Tampa) @ 1:00 p.m.VOLLEYBALL In the lone game Wednesday evening, the youthful Saints took on the defending champions and leaders in the 2010 league, the National Fencing Intruders to five exciting sets. Prince Wilson would lead his team to victory by securing 25 points in the win. In a losing effort Chauncey Cooper and Gabi Laurent would secure 17 and 10 points respectively. Tonight's schedule will include: COB vs Champions Club Scotia Defenders vs Technicians On Tuesday, the Scottsdale Vixens would improve their record to 3-0 by defeating the Lady Techs 25-16, 12-25, 25-21, 25-12. Laval Sands led all scorers with 13 points, 6 of which were service aces. In a losing effort, Kendra Dawkins finished with 8 points. In the second game, DaBasement Crimestoppers, behind Muller Petit's 16 point, won over the Saints 25-21, 25-17 and 2519. Chauncey Cooper would finish with 10 points in the loss. sports NOTES IMPACT: Bennet Davis (above) recently signed with MJUS-Fortress Kormend of Hungary in the Division A League for the 2010-11 season. UNDERSTANDINGthe need to develop their tennis skills so that they could compete on a global level, six future tennis stars played in Fort Lauderdale, Florida recently in international tournaments. Cecil Ferguson III, Rayven Barry and Sidney Clarke competed at the Jaimes Tennis Local Fall Classic in the Boys 12's, Girls 12's and Girls 14's respectively. Rayven Barry competing for the first time in the US, advanced to the semi-finals with a 6-3, 6-3 win over #2 seed Amanda GomezRivera in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals Rayven found opponent MarycaroFerguson, Barry compete in Jaimes Tennis Local Fall Classic SEE page 10 Swift hosts second 5K Open Water race TOP SWIMMERS: Anibal Hernandez, Laura Morley and Zach Moses as the top three finishers. WINNERS: All medal winners.

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C M Y K C M Y K SPORTS PAGE 10, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2010 TRIBUNE SPORTS IT WASPotcake Cycling Club's first race, and the day got off to an exciting start. The men were slated for eight laps of the 6-mile South Ocean course, and the open men/women categories and junior cyclists with four laps. Early on in lap three, experienced junior rider Jay Major took the lead, but it wasn't long before senior riders Lee Farmer and Tracy Sweeting pulled him back in, with the peloton close behind. Lee, Jay and Tracy dominated in the next laps, while Lorenzo Carter, Van Demeritte, Robert Jones and Brad Heney worked well together to try and close the gap. With one lap to go, Lee took the lead, and the battle was on. Tracy and Jay tried to bring him back, but instead had to battle for second place. Jay rode a smart race and managed to beat Tracy to the line, with not even a second between them. The remaining riders really pulled together and kept up the pace, but it was the sight of the finish line that brought on their final sprint to the line. Carmel Stucki in the open women's category easily claimed first place. Her strong and steady riding kept her in the pack for the entire race. Open men saw Lorenzo Carter take first place, but he continued to ride the full eight laps. Anthony Roberts clinched second place for his first time out, while the juniors also had a productive day riding well and putting in good times. First place was claimed by Anthony "Biggie" Colebrooke, followed closely by Justin Minnis, and newcomer Cory Chea. Newcomers Diane Chea and Marjorie Johnson placed second and third respectively in the open women's category. It was a good day for the experienced riders and fun to welcome new riders. The club wished to thank everyone who came out to ride, supported their team, and assisted to make this event a success. Potcake Cycling Club's first race off to exciting start TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Farmer takes first place in mens division RESULTS (only top 3 in each category)MEN Lee Farmer 2:03:34 Jay Major 2:05:03 Tracy Sweeting 2:05:26 Van Demeritte Robert Jones Brad Heney OPEN MEN Lorenzo Carter 1:04:13 (rode 8 laps, time is for 4) Anthony Roberts 1:25:54 OPEN WOMEN Carmel Stucki 1:02:55 Diana Chea 1:26:30 Marjorie Johnson 2:23:37 JUNIORS Anthony Colebrook 1:02:50 Justin Minnis 1:02:54 Cory Chea 1:02:58 MEN'S DIVISION WINNER: Lee Farmer (left) places first in the Men's category with a time of 2:03:34. OPEN MEN'S WINNER: Lorenzo Carter (left) is presented with his prize for placing first in the Open Men's division. JUNIORS WINNER: Anthony Colebrooke (left) takes the first place prize in the Juniors category. Susan Graham (right) was the presenter. OPEN WOMEN'S WINNER: Carmel Stucki (left) wins The Open Women's category beating out Diana Chea with a time of 1:02:55. SPORTS IN BRIEF BASKETBALL MIAMI Associated Press LEBRONJames was one of the last to leave the Miami Heat practice floor Friday, after a long free-throw-shooting contest with rookie De'Sean Butler. That was the extent of his workout. The NBA's two-time reigning MVP sat out practice as a precautionary measure, three days after leaving a preseason game with cramps and pain in his right hamstring. The team expects that James will be ready to resume to practice on Saturday. "We don't play until Monday and we've got a long, long ways until the 26th," James said, referring to Miami's next preseason game against Charlotte on Monday and then the Heat regularseason opener in Boston on Oct. 26. "Don't want to rush it until I feel 100 percent." James cramped up in the third quarter of Miami's exhibition win over CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night, missing roughly the final third of that game and then the entire Heat preseason matchup in New Orleans the following night. Miami did not practice Thursday. Other Miami players sidelined Friday included guards Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers. Wade was in Chicago testifying in a trial that'll decide custody of his two sons, and the Heat hope to have him back at practice next week as he recovers from a strained hamstring. Chalmers has had recurring stiffness as he continues recovering from a high ankle sprain. Jamaal Magloire, Eddie House, Carlos Arroyo and Shavlik Randolph have also been dealing with some nagging injury issues in recent days. "We still need to play five-on-five for continunity," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "At the same time, this is a great time for us to regain our health. We need to get guys back feeling good. We have a lot of days to practice but also to get some rest. As long as we're efficient with it, guys are doing their part, spending a lot of time with our trainers and guys are starting to feel better." Spoelstra said House "is real close" to making his preseason debut, after shoulder surgery this summer. House said he's aiming to get some minutes when Miami visits Atlanta in an exhibition on Thursday. "We're going by what the doctors say," House said. "I've been feeling good. It's just precautionary reasons. You want to be at 3 1/2 four months (after surgery) before you actually start really taking contact. I'm right there, right there at that timeframe." House knows the NBA season is a marathon, and he's been learning plenty about new teammates and the Heat system by watching practices and preseason games. That being said, he still thinks it's important to get some time before the games start counting in the standings. LeBron sits out practice, ailing Heat try to heal FOOTBALL CINCINNATI Associated Press BENGALSreceiver Terrell Owens was fined $5,000 on Friday for violating the NFL's prohibition on using social media shortly before games. Owens acknowledged that he broke the rule by sending out a tweet an hour before Cincinnati's 24-21 loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday. Players and coaches are prohibited from using social media 90 minutes before games, during games and shortly afterward. It's the same amount that Arizona's Darnell Dockett got fined for tweeting 20 minutes before a game. Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco got a $25,000 fine for tweeting before and during a preseason game in August. Owens, Ochocinco and Dockett are the only players to violate the policy that went into effect before last season. Owens said his tweetsent from Paul Brown Stadium while players were warming up for the gamewas part of his work with a charity that helps children in Kenya. "A lucky fan wearing my jersey 2day will get a signed football by Me & Ocho Cinco! My asst will pick U out!! Good luck!" he tweeted. Owens said he intended to post the tweet earlier in the day, but he left home late and forgot to take his cell phone with him. He said he had an assistant bring his cell phone to Paul Brown Stadium, where he sent out the tweet in violation of the league's rules. TO fined $5k for improper tweet OUT: CSKA Moscow center Dmitry Sokolov (30) tries to block a shot by Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game in Miami on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010.J Pat Carter /AP Photo line Mederith too strong off the ground and lost 6-1, 6-0. Despite losing in the semi-finals Barry came away from the match knowing that she has to work on her execution of certain shots to be more competitive. Ferguson, playing in his first USTA tennis match found the going a bit tough in first round match losing to Giuliano Rengifo 6-0, 6-0. Ferguson was able to advance to the Consolation semifinals where he lost to Daniel Leon 8-4. He was excited about the opportunity to play in Florida and is looking forward to working on his game so that he could be more competitive the next time he comes back to play. Eight year old Sydney Clarke was the youngest member of the group and played up an age group because there were no girls 10's singles. Despite losing in the first round of singles to #4 seed Caroline Buechele 6-1, 6-1, she was able to advance to the Girls 12's Consolation semifinals with a 8-5 win over Gabriella Matesic. However, she lost a tough 8-6 match to Jamara Alonso after leading the match 6-3. Clarke felt great about the way she played and is looking forward to getting back to practice to continue to improve her tennis game. The second group of future stars played at the Quick Start Fall Tournament at Midtown, where nineyear-old Maya Weech in the 10's Short court, and six year old T'Naj Hinsey and five-year-old Emma Weech played on the Mini-court. Hinsey walked away with two championships, winning the 8's singles title and he teamed up with Weech to win the Mixed Doubles title. Weech finished with a 1-1 record in her 8's singles matches but did not come way empty handed as she and partner Hinsey won the Mixed Doubles title. Maya Weech playing in the 10's short court finished with a 1-1 record but did not advance to the main draw. They were all greatful for the experience and will continue to practice to improve their tennis skills.FROM page nine Ferguson, Barry

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2010, PAGE 11 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM p ress time, police did not know the mans condition. The victim is being treated by doctors at this time and we dont know the extent of his injuries or condition, said ASPD elva. But we know that the person responsible for the stabbing is known to the victim. A woman customer, who was inside the bank at the time, said the stabbing took place in theF INCO section. Last year, FINCO moved into the Royal Bank of Canada b uilding on Explorers Way. F inco occupies the entire left section of the building. I was standing on the line on the Royal Bank of Canada side w hen I saw two men over at F INCO scuffling on the floor. A big guy was on top of the s mall guy who had a knife. The small guy was just stabbing the big guy over and over as they scuffled back and forth, said the woman. A number of police units responded to the scene. Curious o nlookers gathered in the nearb y parking lot at the Post Office building. Police vehicles blocked the entrance and exit to the bank. S ecurity personnel standing guard in front of the bank turned customers away, tellingt hem the bank was closed for business. No one at the bank could be r eached for comment. Stabbing horror at bank FROM page one of the goods they claim my client has purchased. The prosecutor is currently o n a trial right now, so it is difficult to g et any sort of update at this time. O pposition MP Fred Mitchell said as far as he is aware, no date has been s et as yet for a hearing with the other defendants. Having recently returned from New Y ork, the Fox Hill MP said Judge R ichard Sullivan had asked what was h appening with the other defendants a nd was informed that there was active negotiations with the prosec ution to have the other cases settled. Cases Mr Mitchell said he has been told that the defence attorneys are tryingt o have the cases pleaded down to a m isdemeanour. T he first of nine straw vendors arreste d in New York city for trafficking in c ounterfeit goods was sentenced to time served and ordered to leave the country y esterday. Tracy Davis was expected to arrive in N assau yesterday with her husband and f our-month-old child. H aving already pleaded guilty to the o ffence on October 5, Davis was sentenced to the time she served in jail days awaiting trial and released with two years supervised leave. FROM page one Fate of eight straw vendors r emains unclear BEC MIDDLE MANAGERS GO BACK TO WORK D EMONSTRATION : Unionised BEC workers demonstrate on the grounds at their headquarters on Blue Hill Road. had been any industrial action, claiming union members had only left their desks for a lunchtime m eeting. There was no industrial a ction, Mr Basden said. We are willing to negotiate with all of our employees and maintain an amicable relationship with all of our staff. B EUMU executives are s eeking to formalise a new i ndustrial agreement with B EC, and the corporation maintains informationr equested by the union was p rovided last week and is now under review. Ongoing The matter as it relates to the industrial agreement i s ongoing, Mr Basden said. A statement released by B EC on Thursday maintains: The corporation w elcomes further discussion with the Bahamas E lectrical Utility Manageri al Union as we seek to formalise a new industrial a greement. The corporation will c ontinue to work with the union's executive team so that an agreement will be m ade in the best interest of all parties. U nion officials were not available for an interview yesterday. F ROM page one

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 12, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM THEFUNERALOFNELSONLEO HANNA G RIEVING: N elsons hannas wife Coreen Hanna breaks down at the casket yesterday after seeing her husbands body lying there. PHOTOS: Felip Major /T ribune staff Salvador with other sound a nd stage engineers to set up for Homecoming events that weekend when thecrash killed all on board. M r Taylor, 28, of Palm Tree Estates, is survived by his mother Paulette Brown, f ather Samuel Taylor, d aughter Daniesha and six b rothers. His funeral will be h eld at Kemp Road Minist eries, in Kemp Road, at 1 1am. Funeral Mr Curtis, 26, of B ougainville Drive, South Beach, will be laid to rest f ollowing a funeral at Golden Gates World Outreach Ministeries, in Carmichael R oad, at 1pm. He is survived by his father Spencer C urtis, who described him as a sound engineer and musician extraordinaire. T he funeral for Mr Johnson, 39, of Millennium Gard ens, formerly of Dumping G round Corner, Bain Town, will be held at St Josephs C atholic Church, in Boyd R oad, at 12.45pm. Funeral arrangements for Royal Bahamas DefenceForce officer Devon Storr, 2 7; BEC linesman Corey Farquharson, 41; and sound technicians Chanoine Mil dor, 44, and Junior Lubin, 2 3, have yet to be announced. An investigation into the c ause of the crash continues. Pilot killed in plane crash laid to rest FROM page one