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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2010 "PRICE — 756 (Abp

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- Law chief i in rush
to bail out member
of his legal staff

THE DEPUTY Director,

of Public Prosecutions had

to rush to the Appeals Court

yesterday to bail out one of

his legal staff who was

ordered arrested after she

. .Sat down saying she could
_ be of no further assistance
to the. court’in the case
before it.

‘ According to sources pre-
sent during the proceedings,
lawyer Joyann Ferguson-
Pratt, representing the

‘Attorney General’s office,
was ordered to be taken into
custody by Appeal’s. Court
President Dame = Joan

. Sawyer when she said she
could be of no further assis-
tance to the court in the

‘appeal against granting two’
Puerto Ricans permission to’ :

leave the country while their
‘case was still pending.
Mrs Ferguson-Pratt, who
appeared. on behalf of the
Attorney General’s office



















vetbaaay: shied against
permitting south Florida res- |
idents Daniel Andres Ayo .

of Coral Gables and Luis

. Mendez of Sunrise to leave

the country. They had been
charged in the murder of a
Jamaican resident} in Bimini
in July.

Their case came before

. the Supreme: Court; which

granted them bail, but
ordered that they not leave

the Bahamas before their.

trial.

During those proceed-
ings, a nolle prosqui was
entered in the murder
charge against Mendez,
however he still stands

charged with possession of

dangerous drugs and an
unlicensed firearm.

On August 14, the Attor-
office |
appealed to the Court of ©

ney. General’s ’

SEE page 12

‘ Estates has applied for a Supreme Court

’ Arawak Homes, “has no possessory title to

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= Obie Wilchcombe raises
concerns in the House.



| By NOELLE NICOLLS_
Tribune Staff Reporter . ,
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net



PARLIAMENT. was: tem-
porarily suspended-yesterday.
after Opposition MP..Dr
' Bernard Nottage pointed at:
‘Prime Minister Hubert.Ingra-
ham and said “he is the only
devil” ina House of serie
debate.

Dr Nottage made his.com-
ment after the Prime Minister

not going to allow the devil
who is aliar to get to me this
morning.”

It was unclear who or what
the Prime Minister’s com-
ments were directed at in the:
midst of the row.

When pressed by House
Speaker Alvin Smith to with-
draw the remark, Dr Nottage
obliged. However, he con-
tended that he never called:
any member by name: The
statement was not struck from
the record. is

Answering Dr Nottage, Mr
Ingraham said he wanted the

_ SEE, page 14_




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HOUSE ROW: brine Minister Hubert ingraair in Parliamertt yesterday.

HOMEOWNER APPLIES FOR INJUNCTION |. US PUBLISHERS GIVE TOP HONOUR
TO STOP ARAWAK HOMES DEMOLITION

By MEGAN REYNOLDS haan
Tribune Staff Reporter - ae ;
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

THE Tribune’s
Insight column has |
been awarded a top |
honour by.a presti- |
gious group. of }
American publish-
ers:

News. Editor
Paco Nunez and
Chief reporter
Rupert Missick
received high praise from the Southern
i Newspaper Publishers Association (SNPA)
i . for a series of Insights.they wrote in defence
of the bill to outlaw marital rape.

SEE page 14



A HOMEOWNER in Sir Lynden Pindling

injunction to prevent Arawak Homes from
demolishing properties on land he claims the
company does not own. °

Dennis Dean and the Nassau Village and
Seabreeze Property Owners Association claim

HIGH PRAISE: Rupert
Missick (left), Paco Nunez

the land,” and are seeking. an injunction

restraining Arawak Homes from “trespass-
ing” upon the land they say is rightfully owned
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By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net









: CONCERN was raised’
in the: House ‘of Assem-
bly yesterday over poten-
tially fatal cases of can-
cer and other serious ill-
nesses asa result. of
chemical manufactaring |
in Grand Bahama.

«Obie Wilchcombe,
Member of Parliament
for West End and’ Bimini, ©
said the government
should’seriously examine
“the level to: which the>
Industrial. Park in
Freeport is responsible
for the illnesses and
deaths of Bahamians.”

He said there have
been reports ‘of “signifi-
cant” incidents and acci-
dents associated with
chemical manufacturing.

The. matter is not
something the present
government has over-
looked, according to Earl
Deveaux, Minister ‘of
Environment.

He said the govern- |.
ment has already made a

|. decision to move-one ‘of
the schools, Lewis Yard
| Primary, in the affected
area, and has “teams in
the field” doing assess-
ments.

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OFFICE BUILDING IS.
STILL AFFECTING STAFF

| By MEGAN REYNOLDS

Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

MOULD continues to
> government
offices in. the: Post Office ©
building, causjng illnesses
among staff just months
after more than $40,000 was
spent on fixing the problem.

Several of the 150 staff
members at the Attorney
General’s office have com-
plained of skin irritations,
respiratory problems. and
infections ofthe eyes, nose,
and throat exacerbated by

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¢ A BRAWL between
two men resulted in a
third man being shot in
the leg on Tuesday.

The incident occurred
sometime around 5.55pm
at Dumping Ground Cor-
ner.

Police reported that
two men got into an argu-
ment that resulted in a
third man being shot in
his left leg.

The victim was taken
to hospital in a private
vehicle.

His condition is
unknown.

Police investigations
continue.









































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LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM: This NOAA satellite image taken yesterday at 1:45 PM EDT shows a low
pressure system centred about 160 miles southwest of the Grand Cayman. Although environmental
conditions are only marginally conducive for development, conditions are expected to become some-
what more favourable for a tropical depression to form during the next day or so. There is a high
chance, 70 percent, of this system becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it drifts
to the south or the southeast. Interests in the northwestern Caribbean Sea should continue to mon-
itor the progress of this disturbance. Regardless of development, heavy rainfall is possible over the
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Tropical disturbance near Cayman Islands

By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

SPIN-OFF conditions
from a closely-monitored
tropical disturbance near the
Cayman Islands led weather
officials to post a severe
weather warning for the cap-
ital yesterday.

Until 6.45pm, residents
were advised to remain
indoors unless absolutely
necessary as it was con-
firmed funnel clouds, pre-
cursors to the formation of
tornadoes, appeared in sev-
eral areas.

Michael Stubbs, chief cli-
matological officer at the
Department of Meteorolo-
gy, said: “We had super cell
(thunder storm cloud) activ-
ity in the areas of eastern
and northeastern New Prov-
idence, which are known to
produce funnel clouds. If
conditions strengthen these
can develop into full-fledged
tornadoes.

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clouds, which is why we
issued the warning.”

Funnel clouds were
reportedly sighted on Nas-
sau Street and Soldier Road
and water spouts were also
said to have occurred west
of Arawak Cay, near where
the new port is being devel-
oped.

Observed

Mr Stubbs said: “We
observed this system and
based on what we’ve seen
so far it’s just New Provi-
dence. It’s moving from the
west, so chances are Andros
may also experience some
of its effects as time goes
on.”

He added: “The National
Hurricane Centre based in
Florida sent a reconnais-
sance team to investigate
how much development is
occurring in the disturbed
weather system. Their
reports will give us an idea
of when it may develop into
a depression, and if, ulti-
mately a tropical storm.”

Residents of the capital
should expect a few isolated
thunderstorms today as
meteorologists continue to
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2010, PAGE 3



LOCAL NEWS



Long history of health complaints
around Freeport Industrial Park

THE AREA surrounding the
Freeport Industrial Park has a
long history of health complaints
and concerns.

The issue was last mentioned
in Noyember 2009, when the stu-
dents and teachers at Lewis
Yard Primary School were told
they may soon have some relief

LAST YEAR®

Residents of the Pinder’s
Point settlement said strong
odours were permeating the
entire area, and the smells were
particularly strong at night and
often got inside their homes.

There had also been com-
plaints of various health issues,

from the offensive fumes ema-
nating from the nearby industri-
al plants.

Minister of State for Finance
Zhivargo Laing, a former stu-
dent of the school, said plans

‘are underway to move the
school to a more suitable loca-
tion soon.

“JT know many days when we
were let off school early because
the odour.

“T personally never got sick,
but some students did because
the fumes were irritating, and we
were let go,” said Mr Laing.

These comments came a week
after classes were dismissed on
two occasions because students
and teachers became ill as a
result of strong fumes.

School Principal Rodney



2009 PROTEST: A
Tribune story covering a
demonstration at the site.

Smith said: “A number of stu-
dents, teachers and support staff
became ill as a result of fumes
and odour in the area.”

It was reported at the time
that school and Department of
Education officials met with rep-
resentatives of the nearby indus-
trial plants concerning the emis-
sions.



including respiratory problems,
skin irritation, nausea and vom-

iting, and eye and nose irrita-'

tion.
One of the large plants in

the area, Vopak, said at the.

time that it was monitoring
emission levels — after initially
denying that its operations
were responsible for making
residents ill.

FEBRUARY 2007

During a donation of gro-
cery items to Lewis Yard Pri-
mary by Pelican Bay Resort
staff, it was revealed by a
teacher that some of the chil-
dren were suffering from a
severe skin rash.

When asked about the
health issues at the school, vice-

principal Jacquelyn Pinder said
the matter had been addressed
by the Grand Bahama Health
Services. ;

“They have been addressed,
but we still have concerns

_because the children are still

here and some of the children
are facing some of the same
health problems we brought to
the attention of health services.

Health services have assured '

us that the children are fine,
and so we rely upon their
expertise and respect, so we

“had to accept that,” she said. . «

- DECEMBER 2006
Teachers were very con-
cerned about the possibility of
an outbreak at Lewis Yard Pri-
mary School, where a large
number of students contracted
an unknown skin rash.

A physical education teacher |
said that the problem has been ,.

a persistent one, particularly’
among Haitian students.
Although it was not known
what may have caused the skin
irritation, school officials feared

it was spreading. i

According to the teacher,
health officials were aware of
the problem, but had done
nothing to address .it.

She noted that many of the
children were constantly
scratching, especially during
the summer time — sometimes



PLANS: Minister of State for
Finance Zhivargo Laing said
plans are underway to move
Lewis Yard Primary School to a

FROM page one

Earlier this summer, a panel of gov-
ernment ministers held a town meeting
with residents. In attendance were Ken-
neth Russell, Minister of Housing, Neko
Grant, Minister of Public Works and Avi-
ation, Zhivargo Laing, Minister of State
for Finance, and Mr Deveaux. Member of
Parliament for Eight Mile Rock, Vernae
Grant, and Mr Wilchcombe, were also
there. ;

Mr Deveaux said Ministers Russell and
Grant initiated.a door-to-door survey of
living conditions one week after the meet-
ing to inform them of the decision to relo-
cate residents in the affected areas, such
as Pinder’s Point, Lewis Yard and
Bartlett Hill. Residents in these areas
have complained about being affected by
a range of industrial activities.

“The Ministry of Health through its
department of Public Health responds to
human manifestations of illness. The
Department of Environment Health Ser-
vices responds to environmental issues.
The Grand Bahama Port Authority has
produced a set of environmental regula-
tions for promulgation by the Minister
following review and approval by Parlia-
ment,” said Mr Deveaux.

Of the anecdotal evidence of sick peo-

_ple and maimed animals, like an oil-soiled
crab, displayed in the House of Assembly

MP tells govt to probe industrial park ‘cancer link’

by Mr Wilchcombe, it is unclear
whether any investigation into
possible corporate liability is
being conducted.

Mr Wilchcombe presented
findings of a,report produced
by Mike Wallace, former chief
public analyst at the Depart-
ment of Environmental Health
and member of the American
Chemical Society.

Mr Wallace left the civil ser-
vice after reaching retirement
age and now operates a private
firm, Michael Wallace and
Associates.

Of the report, Mr Wilch-
combe mentioned: “Numerous
complaints from residents of proximal
communities concerning discharge of nox-
ious emissions to atmosphere.

“Deaths due to work within confined
spaces due to oxygen deprivation, and or
hydrogen disulphide, carbon oxy sulfide,
carbon monoxide poisoning; Deaths due
to explosions associated with hot work
in proximity to volatile organic sub-
stances; Explosions with damage. to
premises and process equipment; Spills of
significant quantities of fuels, and
reagents to ground, and to water, associ-
ated with collisions and or failure to con-



OBIE WILCHCOMBE

tainment valve and or inatten-
tive staff.”

met with residents of Pinder’s
Point, one.of the affected com-
munities. In a letter address-
ing the issue, resident Grace
Poitier-Pinder said the health
of the community was being
“threatened”, with residents
complaining of “burning in the
throat, and chest area”, and
“unbearable odours.”

In a letter to an attorney, she
complained of having’to live
with “constant headaches.”
She said residents were “bro-
ken-hearted not knowing
where to go or who could be trusted with
our plight. Who would understand our
pain and suffering over the years.”

The health and living conditions of



hundreds of Bahamians living in bordet- —

ing communities to the Industrial Park
is a major point of concern for residents,
who have pressured their political rep-
resentatives and the government from
the early 1970s, according to residents.

It is something both political parties
have “taken for granted” and successive
governments have “dropped the ball on,”
according to*Mr Wilchcombe.

Mr Wilchcombe recently

PM introduces new
‘landmark’ legislation

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham introduced a new
Coroners Bill to the House of
Assembly yesterday, calling
it “landmark” legislation.

‘The new bill, which will
‘ replace the outdated Coro-
ners Act of 1909, seeks'to
institutionalise the Coroners
Court as distinct from the
Magistrate’s Courts.

‘One of the significant
changes is that under the Bill,
family members of deceased
persons are entitled to receive
information about post
mortems and pathologist
reports.

The role of the coroner will
change in several ways. The
power to make a finding of
homicide will be. removed
from the coroner, a move Mr
Ingraham said is consistent
with modern legislation in
other jurisdictions.

According to the prime
minister, clause 12 of the Bill
provides for the coroner to
conduct an inquiry for three
purposes: to establish as far

as possible the deceased’s:

identity and the circumstances
surrounding the cause of
death; to make recommenda-
tions to draw the public’s
attention to the death, in
order to reduce the chances
of a similar death; and to
determine whether the pub-
lic’s interest would be served
a the death being investigat-
ed.

“Many persons seek to use
the Coroner’s Inquest for the
purpose of establishing civil
liability for negligence and
this Bill makes it clear that
such a purpose is not within
the purview of the coroner.
But perhaps, the most signif-

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bers of the immediate family
to receive information about
the work of the coroner,” said
Mr Ingraham. |

When the Coroners Court
was established in 1993, Mr
Ingraham said, “the expressed
intention was that every unex-
plained or sudden death in
the Bahamas would be
referred to that court for an
inquiry and if necessary fora
prompt.inquest, so that the
cause of any suspicious death
would be independently
determined.

“Prior to. 1993, there: was
an enormous backlog of unex-
plained deaths awaiting the
attention of magistrates

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Sharks show their worth to ecology

LAKELAND, Fla. — When the Deep: ae
water Horizon oil rig disaster spewed near-": ° - groun
ly 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of...
Mexico during the spring and summer, =

sharks were pushed ever closer to shore. '

"Some species were almost being herded ‘:
into some beaches because oil was coming
in," said Dr. Bob Hueter of Mote: Marine

Laboratory in Sarasota.

(The oil spill pushed sharks toward ‘the oat
beaches in the Panhandle and'may have °°
caused an increase in the number of sharks |
off the Tampa Bay area this summer, includ: ; .
ing a rare appearance by massive whale :

sharks just 10 miles off Sarasota..

_ But scientists say not to be fooled by the nea
“numbers: Shark populations are on the, eke
decline, and the greatest threat has been.

overfishing.
: . Feared as man-eaters but pursued by fish

*\ermen for the price of their fins and meat, .
the thrill of the catch and even world records, a
top predators in the ocean, they impact:

sharks also are vital to ocean ecology. ::

everything below them, not only fish but”
coral reefs and sea grasses.

family along with sawfish, rays and skates. ©
-- With all cartilage and no bones, they, are...

.: ‘because of overfishing
“and. to.a lesser degree recreational. fisher- .









‘re losing habitat in estuarine nursery
}where their pups are born:

Quantifying exact shark ncanbielt is not
ible. But Hueter, director of the Centre
for. Shark Research at Mote Marine, said

“shark stocks around Florida have dropped

about 50. per cent since 1975 primarily
by commercial boats,

men.

f "It's like global climate change. You've .
got.to look at the trends over time," Hueter
said.

-§) Sharks get little respect outside the sci-
entific community.

"They're thought to be on the same level

“as ssttieanakes and mosquitoes. They're
something we don't want around because . |.
.. ‘they bite and eat people. There's a lot of
people who want to play on that myth and

trump up t the fear factor on sharks," Hueter .
Sharks are part of the elasmobranchs ,. x Said.

They're not hot-button issues in Florida.

-, like grouper, red ‘snapper, snook and mana-

slow-growing animals with long Jifespans, a. r oN wes, rd sharks dre critical to the.long-term

late age of sexual maturity and longer g
tation periods than humans at 12-18 months.

... They have adapted and evolved over the \*:
** past 400 million years, but heavy fishing . :

pressure in the, last two decades of the: 20tr tA
century heightened concerns among scien- '-~.
tists like Hueter that the continuing deple-
tion of sharks would disrupt the entire food: ~



chain. | A
"Just like on land, when you remove, aj

_ predators, the effect cascades through the’
food web, throwing everything out of bal-:
ance and leading to changes,” Hueter said..:;,.°
_, whole system,”: Burgess said. "As the top

dogs, they influence a lot of what's going |.
"ga down below them in the food pyramid."

:.- Sharks have survived for 400 million years »

since the Devonian Period, "the age of fish-

es," Burgess said, They are ‘100 million yeas
“older than dinosaurs. cafe
_"" "They're an. ancient group, and they’ re.
‘. $till hanging around because they do what

_ "It takes decades for them to come back:"

University of Florida professor George
urgess said populations of many shark.::*'
“species are declining in Florida a world-

. wide because of several factors: °

Their fins are highly coveted i in’ som s

. parts of the world, selling for more than $12
. per ounce in Hong Kong.,

They're snagged by shrimp trawls, gill
nets and longlines, which are spréad along;

the sea floor with miles of baited hooks

intended for species like’ Our: tuna at

swordfish.

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of the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic

Na , Ovean and seas around the world.
:-Hueter said shark populations in the

Caribbean Ocean have been deciniated by

f overfishing. Studies showed.the absence of
“sustainable shark stocks affected the bal-
“ance of the entire food chain, down to crea-

* {ures that ate'algae off the reefs. Eventually, .

_ the imbalance caused a coral reef to die, “

Mueter said.

Sharks are the key piece of the puzzle :

for ocean ecosystems worldwide. -

"They're sort of the top dogs of the

ey do pretty: Sood," aise said.

“(This article was written aby Del iin of oT

tbe Lede).

"You can pick almost any shark or ray in’
.. Florida waters and make a case for it being
‘in trouble," said Burgess, director of the |
: Florida Programme for Shark Research i in
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EDITOR, The Tribune

The last half of this: ar

- has been a time of educa-

tion for many Bahamians,
this time has been one of
addressing the fallout from
the 2008 financial crisis. The
term “financial crisis” is rel-
ative, because it was not a
crisis-for the persons who
caused it, and it is “nuances”
like these that: leave
Bahamians at a disadvan-
tage when they attempt to
get.a clear perspective of
their situation.

There is one underlying
issue that we have yet to
address that is a concern for
me. A couple of months ago
Forrester Carroll touched
on it, but he attempted. to

‘Tay the blame on the gov-
'-ernment for the way the
““middle-class” was being
handled.

His letter peaked my
interest because Mr Carroll
is one of our “social techni-
cians” who has a better than
average view of how the dif-
ferent “classes” are quanti-

fied.

His letter took a political
leaning because the Party
that he supports has the dis-

tinction of expanding what’
_ we see as the middle-class.

The historical irony is that
his-party also took issue with

-,. the, way that the middle ciass

was expressing itself in the
early 80’s-in the political are-
na and attempts were made
to bring the situation under

control.





What we have to deal with
in. > present has a lot to

A few days ago few knew

= of Bell.Cay in the Exuma : and

also His Excellency The ..za

‘Khan but today both are on
_ the lips of many.

The issue I suggest we real-

ly should be watching is first-
»*]y that annually the Bahamas
- National Trust should be

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trols were implemented.

The fact that a fair per-
centage of persons who are
middle class, draw their
salaries from the Public
Treasury has become a
pressing concern for the
government.

It did not seem to be that
much of a concern for the
previous administrations
because over the years the
local economy has been fair-

- ly buoyant and the practice

of political groups finding
“good jobs” for their hard-
working foot soldiers was an
accepted norm.

There are many stories
about persons who show up
at government agencies after
their party had won and
“jobs” were found for them
— even if it, was just sitting
in a chair all day and hav-
ing numerous coffee breaks.
The only time these persons
really worked is when they
took time off to get involved
in “party business.”

Here is the problem.
Although we have this
“escalation” that happened
because of political expedi-
ency, after a while what was
an “escalation” became nor-
mal, and persons are
“absorbed” into a particu-
lar lifestyle and after a while
they became accustomed to
all the rights and privileges,
even though they had not

required to report to the peo-
ple in a detailed audit how
they managed the consider-
able acreage around The
Bahamas that the BNT is
responsible for.

There should be a commis-
sion to whom they will report
in a public transparent.man-
ner. :

Having recently had the
great experience again of sail-
ing in the Cays and sailing

‘down as far as George Town I

was surprised as to the
amount of relatively new con-
struction and development
that has occurred in the Cays
over the past few years.
Certain Cays can only be
described today as “devel-
oped” with many very large
homes and extensive yacht
docks, etc... I wonder for

example how many of those
docks provide for the modem
disposal of waste, sewerage,
from the yachts.or do we still
pump-out?

I propose a leading univer-
sity with known and proven

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done the “real work.”

In most societies those
who make up the middle are
persons in the technical and
service professions and are
not too. beholden to the
political process for their
bread and butter, but in our
culture this is not so..

We only have to peruse
the immigration stats and
see how many technicians
and teachers we have to
import to keep this country °
running.

The administration that
“runs” the country is making
an attempt to deal with this
historical component.

The saga at ZNS is an
indication of how difficult it
is going to be.

The “political inbreeding”
that has fueled the sense of
entitlement that Bahamians
tend to express whenever it
is time to “let go” will have
to be fixed — one way or
another.

Prayerfully, how, we
choose to deal with and
respond will be indicative of
the fairness we expect from
others.

The Public Treasury can-
not continue to pay the bill .
for those of us who feel
“entitled” because of our
political allegiances, and for
the good of the nation it will
be an issue that the major
political groups have to
agree on.

EDWARD
HUTCHESON
Nassau,

October 19, 2010.

A leading university should -
carry out a survey of the Cays

EDITOR, The Tribune.

expertise in this area of study
should be retained to report
urgently as to the status quo
and the future of these areas —
I think it is essential respon-
sible management to ensure
the safeguarding of the
remaining Crown Cays, pri-
vate Cays that a full Physical
Environmental Study needs
to occur.

Appropriate surveys on the
quantitative amount of fish
reserves, conch, large game
fish, the flora and fauna on
the Cays, water reserves, etc...

Would it not be exception-
al that a qualified university in
this diversity in conjunction
with Bahamian institutions
should be entrusted with such
a study? Alike the Exuma
Marine Park I would hope the
Andros great Coral Reet off
the eastern side of Andros
would be added as a National
Marine Park.

JEROME WILLIAMS
Nassau,
September 24, 2010.

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LOCAL NEWS



Officer describes pursuit of

men on night of shooting

THE trial of a man accused of the shooting
death of a security guard at the Cocktails and
Dreams nightclub continued in the Supreme
Court yesterday.

Raphael Neymour is alleged to have killed
Huel Charles Ferguson on August 30, 2007.

Constable Silas Cooper testified yesterday that
at around 2.10am on August 30, he was on mobile
patrol with another officer when they received
information and as a result headed to Cocktails
and Dreams.

Officer Cooper said that when they arrived at
the scene, the officers received further informa-
tion and as a result proceeded towards East Bay
Street.

He told the court that while in the area of
Haynes Cricket Oval, he spotted two men run-
ning.

The officer said that one of the men was tall
with braided hair. The other man, he said, was
shorter with low cut hair.

Both men, he said, were wearing shirts and
blue jeans.

Officer Cooper said that he and his partner
used their vehicle to pursue the two men, who
headed towards the entrance to Fort Char-
lotte.

From there, officer Cooper said, he and his
partner continued the pursuit on foot.

He told the court that he saw the men throw
what appeared to be firearms on the ground.
Officer Cooper said that he subsequently
retrieved a black PM pistol and a silver 357
revolver with a black handle.

According to officer Cooper, the two men
returned to the area around 6am that morning
and appeared to be looking for the weapons.

The officer said that the two men were arrest-
ed and one of the men gave his name as Raphael
Neymour.

Officer Cooper identified Neymour in court
yesterday.

The trial continues today before Senior Justice
Jon Isaacs. Neymour is being represented by
Wane Muncie. Sandra Dee Gardener is prose-
cuting the case.

Caribbean HIV/AIDS project aims to reach 9,000 Bahamians

THE Red Cross in the
Bahamas is partnering with
National Red Cross Societies
across the region for the new
Caribbean HIV/AIDS Project
(CHAP).

CHAP is a two-year, three-
country project which will use
community mobilisation tech-
niques to reach more than 20,000
persons in unique and innova-
tive responses to the HIV/AIDS
challenge, the Red Cross said.

The goal is to reach 9,000 in
the Bahamas, 9,000 in Jamaica
and about 3, 690 persons in
Guyana. In the Bahamas, the
Bain/Grants Town, St Cecelia,
and Farm Road/Centreville com-
munities have been chosen as
the beneficiaries of the project.

Promoting personal behaviour
change and action, CHAP’s
efforts will give impetus to
efforts already established in the
fight against HIV in the
Caribbean, the organisations
said.

Red Cross representatives
from Jamaica, Guyana, the
Bahamas, and Haiti, along with
delegates from Trinidad are par-
ticipating in this launch in the
Bahamas this week.

Following the launch ceremo-
ny on Tuesday, they participated
in a three-day workshop
designed to strengthen the
regional teams’ capacity to
implement the project across the
targeted Caribbean communi-
ties.

“We are mindful of the signif-
icant strides local HIV/AIDS ini-
tiatives have had over years,
especially in the area of children
born HIV negative to women
living with HIV, and in the avail-
ability of anti-retroviral (ARV)
drugs. We applaud local initia-
tives, and believe our project
compliments and support those
already established by concerned
community groups and govern-
mental agencies,” said Sally
Moore, health delegate from the
American Red Cross, and leader
for the project.

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tthompson@tribunemedia.net

a saying in China — You

are not a true man ora
hero until you have climbed the
Great Wall.

This week, 19 journalists from around
the Caribbean tested themselves against
the massive structure and came away about
two hours later, some stronger and with a
different perspective of and appreciation
for China's culture and history — a history
that dates back more than 5,000 years.

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LOCAL NEWS

Journalists hosted by China's Foreign
Affairs University, aimed at fostering
greater understanding between the Chi-
nese and Caribbean cultures.

For most of us, the Great Wall was on
top of our list of must-see attractions. It
seemed as if fortune was on our side as
well because the trip was greeted by a sun-
ny, clear sky and chilly but not unbear-
able weather.

Journey

It was a far cry from weather conditions
a day earlier when a visit to another of
China's ancient architectural attractions,
the Temple of Heaven, was cut short by
rain and icy winds.

‘We took about an hour-and-a-half long
bus ride from the university in downtown
Beijing to a rural area where the wall is
located.

We left behind the skyscrapers, bus stops
and busy streets to see another side of the
city where many farmers live in small one-
storey structures that look as if they had
been constructed in another era.

As our bus neared the site, we
could see huge grassy
mountains in the dis-
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the wall my

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es along 6,700 kilometres of desert, grassy
plains, mountains and plateaux.

Pictures I had seen of the Great Wall
did not do it justice. As I stared open-
mouthed at the peaks and summits I won-
dered how I, a woman with a paralysing
fear of heights, would make the climb, and
more worryingly, the descent. But I did
not travel thousands of miles and spend
more than 17 hours on two planes to chick-
en out.

Our tour guide explained that the con-
struction on the Great Wall began during
770-476 BC and 475-221 BC in the Eastern
Zhou Dynasty.

The walls were constructed to keep ene-
mies out and to prevent the invasion of
ethnic minorities. Later dynasties (Han,
from 206 BC - 220 AD and Ming, from
1368-1644) contributed to the wall's
upkeep and improved its structure.

Our group climbed the Badaling sec-
tion, the best preserved portion of the wall
in Beijing, which has many slopes, stairs,
fortresses and watchtowers. The wall itself
is built out of large stone strips.

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locals, tourists, toddlers, students, and the

elderly — meandered alongside my
group. I wondered if this
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Joumalist Taneka Thompson recounts her experience during her trip to the Great Wall of China

much to them as it did to me. Some ran
gleefully up the uneven stone staircases
and steep slopes while others plodded
along slowly. Often I stopped in awe to
take in my surroundings — and to catch
my breath — in disbelief that there I was, on
Chinese soil living out one of my dreams.

The dozens of street peddlers and pushy
sales persons in souvenir shops hustling
to sell cheap memorabilia from the site
are a juxtaposition of old and new at the
monument.

Memorable

I don't know if I have been changed by
the climb. There was no spiritual awaken-
ing or connection with nature like I had
anticipated. But as I took each step, care-
ful of my footing and eyes opened wide, I
felt more connected to the people around
me, all from different parts of the world
and walks of life sharing something so per-
sonal and public at the same time.

As I made each step downwards, my
eyes planted on the floor and a colleague's
hand firmly in my grasp, I felt proud of
and in better touch with myself.

The experience is something I will no
doubt remember for the rest of my life.
Today I can say ] am more than a man, I
am a woman who has lived out one of her
dreams and faced a crippling fear at the
same time.



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Online Junkanoo ticket sales to start early this year

ONLINE sales of Junkanoo “That is when the other half Year's Day Parade will take
tickets will officially start this of the tickets willthen be made _ place on Saturday, January 1,
Saturday, said Minister of available for sale,” Minister 2011, at 2am.

Youth, Sports and Culture Maynard said. Chairman of the Junkanoo
Charles Maynard. “So, for those who do not Corporation of New Provi-

“Usually tickets go on sale have the ability to buy tickets | dence (JCNP) Silbert Ferguson
the second week of December online or those who do notfeel thanked the ministry and the
and that usually causes alotof comfortable buying tickets Bahamian public for their sup-
problems for people who are online will be able to buy tick- port and announced two initia-

visiting the Bahamas and want __ ets as they usually do.” tives that the JCNP have
to participate in the Junkanoo Minister Maynard added that —_ planned for this year.
parades or people who are _ there will be more seats than The first is the production of

away in school orfromaFam- ever available in Rawson an official Junkanoo magazine
ily Island,” Minister Maynard Square this year due to anew for the parade.

said at a press conference configuration. “Right now we are out there
recently. “That will give more people and we are asking our corpo-
“We thought that putting the opportunity to sitin the rate sponsors to support us in
tickets on sale early would choice area,” he said. this venture because this will
allow the ticket sales to go “The ticket prices are the _ be the official magazine of the
more smoothly.” same as they were last year, parades,” Mr Ferguson said.

Minister Maynard added that with $45 being the discounted He added that the JCNP
he wanted to make it clear that price for seats in Rawson “will guarantee” that the mag-
only 50 per cent of available Square and tickets on Shirley azine will be available for sale

tickets will be online at Street costing as little as $5.” on January 14, 2011, making ita
www.caribtickets.com, at 10am. The Boxing Day Parade will “very, very bold move on
on that date. take place on Monday, Decem- _ behalf of the corporation.”
Walk-up sales, he said will ber 27, 2010, beginning at Mr Ferguson said that they
begin December 1. 12.0lam and the 2011 New have had some success, based

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Youth, Sports and Culture whole (make up) of a commu- “So, we are hoping that the
Charles Maynard wasin Grand __ nity,” the minister said. seed money is going to goa
Bahama on Monday evening to Mr Maynard said they have long way, but we know that in

hand out seed moneytothe11 seen how through Junkanoo order to get them all the way,
groups set to take partin the young people are now more _—_ we need the support of the cor-
annual New Year’s Day focused and are involved in porate community,” he said.
Junkanoo Parade. activities they enjoy. Chairman of the Grand
Minister Maynard handed “And soitisthe same thing Bahama Junkanoo Committee
out cheques totalling more than in Grand Bahama. So suppor: Derek King thanked the minis-
$30,000 to the groups during a ing your favourite Junkanoo _ ter for his comments and com-
meeting intheconferenceroom group not only allows them to mitment to Junkanoo.
at the Office of the Prime Min- _ put on a spectacular presenta- The 11 groups receiving seed
ister. tion on New Year's morning, money were: Arawak Invaders,
He also used the occasionto but it also allows them to be | Bushwhackers, Classic Dancers,
discuss various aspects of able to touch lives and have Harbour Boys, Kingdom Cul-
Junkanoo on Grand Bahama people participateinournum- ture, Majestic Crusaders,
and hear the concerns of group ber one cultural expression, Superstar Rockers, Swingers,
leaders. starting from now in the shacks, | Victory Boys, Bayshore War-
While making the presenta- at the practices doing things _riors and the Rotary Club.
tion of the seed money, Mr
Maynard also sent out an
appeal to the corporate com-
munity to offer financial assis-

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“We will only be producing
5,000 copies of this magazine;
so these would be on a first-
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prints hit the shelves,” Mr Fer-
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The second initiative will
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LOCAL NEWS

Ensuring the survival
of Bahamas’ iguanas

Collaboration facilitates
research and conservation

By CHARLES KNAPP

THINK of terrestrial
wildlife in the Bahamas and
right after brightly feathered
and raucous birds you’ll prob-
ably picture lizards.

Scurrying up trees, jumping
between twigs and leaves, or
dashing through leaf litter,
lizards are among the most
abundant animals on most
Bahamian islands.

Unfortunately, not all
lizards are as abundant as they
once were.

Bahamians and tourists
alike may be fortunate enough
to observe the rare iguanas of
the region.

These “dragon” lizards are
actually nine species of rock
iguanas and two species of
common, or green, iguanas
that inhabit the rugged ter-
rains of Cuba, Hispaniola,
Jamaica, the Puerto Rican
Bank, the Caymans, the
Bahamas, the Turks and

Caicos, and the Lesser
Antilles,

Each species is unique to
only one or a few islands —
similar to the Galapagos tor-
toises — and are as distinctive
as the islands themselves.

The Bahamian islands are
home to more species of rock
iguana than any other West
Indian island nation.

Three species and a total of
seven distinct varieties of rock
iguana live in the dry scrub
forests and on the beaches of
the Bahamas and are found
nowhere else in the world.

Most inhabit small cays
uninhabited by humans, but
one species lives on the largest
island in the nation — Andros.

The smallest Bahamian
iguanas are one and a half feet
long and weigh half a pound,
whereas the largest species can
reach a length of four feet and
weigh just over 20 pounds.

Colours and patterns range
from solid battleship gray to

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5 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From
heaven,’ He will say, ‘Why then[a] did you not believe him?’

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are persuaded that John was a prophet.”

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a kaleidoscope of green,
orange, red, blue, yellow and
pink.

Bahamian rock iguanas
have been peaceably munch-
ing leaves and nibbling fruit
for millennia. Their vegetarian
lifestyle is important because
they help disperse seeds,
which maintains local plant
communities.

Prey

As the largest naturally
occurring terrestrial animals
on the islands, adult iguanas
have essentially no natural
predators, although young
iguanas may fall prey to birds
and snakes.

The real threat to the igua-
nas’ survival, however, came
with the arrival of Europeans
— and their cats, dogs, hogs,
goats, and rat stowaways.

Allowed to roam, and some-
times becoming feral, these
introduced animals have com-
peted with or preyed on the
native iguanas.

A striking example of the
damage inflicted on an igua-
na population is underscored
by a study on one island in the
Turks and Caicos where an
iguana population of 15,000

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to extinction in only three
years after the introduction of
dogs and cats onto that island.

The increasing modern
wave of human settlers to the
Family Islands also signals the
beginning of habitat loss and a
booming tourism industry.

Protection traditionally
offered in the form of isola-
tion has begun to erode as
more yachtsmen cruise small
Bahamian cays and tourists
visit the islands.

Humans bring with them
their dogs, cats, and non-
native species of iguanas that
can out-compete native igua-
nas, and engage in the unwit-
tingly harmful behaviour of
feeding the lizards.

As tourism and human pop-
ulations have continued to
increase in these finite areas,
iguana habitat has been
destroyed or degraded, and
iguanas have been removed
for food, for pets, and out of
fear.

As a result, this group of
iguanas now has the dubious
distinction of being the most
endangered lizards in the
world.

All are considered threat-
ened, endangered, or critically
endangered.

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In the Bahamas, iguanas
now occupy only a tiny frac-
tion of the land where they
formerly roamed and popula-
tion numbers continue to
decline.

Although the overall situa-
tion for iguanas remains tenu-
ous throughout the Bahamas,
collaboration among the
Bahamian government,
Bahamas National Trust, and
international partners from
Shedd Aquarium, San Diego
Zoo, Earlham College and
Loma Linda University has
facilitated research and con-
servation of Bahamian igua-
nas.

Investigations

Some studies have been
ongoing for as long as 30
years. These investigations are
crucial in order to manage the
populations effectively and
ensure their survival.

One aspect of these long-
term studies includes marking
or numbering the animals
harmlessly with white correc-
tion fluid on their sides.

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to see these truly magnificent
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2010, PAGE 9





The endless ideological
wars against China

By THE CHINESE
EMBASSY IN NASSAU

iu Xiaobo, who

was sentenced to

an 11-year

prison term in
China, has recently won the
Nobel Peace Prize. The sum
of $1.4 million is a fairly good
price for the West to start an
ideological war against Chi-
na.

If Liu were not selected,
some other Chinese on the
shortlist, including Rebia
Kadeer, Hu Jia and Wei Jing-
shen, would have been the
recipient. This was bound to
happen.

The West will continue to
target China in its ideological
war. It seems the Western
way has to be the only way
and people around the globe
should adopt the Western
attitudes. In the minds of
some Westerners, even if Chi-
na grows and develops to an
advanced level, it still needs to
surrender to Western ideolo-
gy.

The democracy that the
West is trying to export to
other countries advocates
freedom of choice. Why is it
then that the West avidly her-
alds individual freedoms, but
it prohibits political diversity
among different countries?

It seems the West does not
care about the individuality
of other societies when it is
trying to expand its political
systems to other areas of the
world. It only seems to want
total compliance and uncon-
ditional support from other
nations with different view-
points.

In some situations, based
on pure interest, the West
would support authoritarian
governments.

China has adopted much
Western wisdom since its
opening-up. But it refuses to
be westernised. The rejuve-
nation of the Chinese civili-
sation is its dream. The more
China learns from the West,
the more confident it becomes
in its own culture.

A rising China with differ-
ent fundamental principles
disturbs the West, which is
beleaguered by deep eco-
nomic woes. Discrediting Chi-
na is a way to maintain the
moral superiority of the
developed world, and conse-

4

This article was submitted in response to Larry
Smith’s Tough Call article (below), (http://www. tri-
bune242. com/editorial/Column/10202010_Tough-
Call_opinion_pg), published in Wednesday’s

Tribune .

quently keep the privilege of
the West, which helps max-
imise the interests of the
developed countries.

The Nobel Peace Prize is
not a lone voice. Actually, it is
part of a concerto supple-
mented by various NGOs,
economic identities and inter-
national organisations orches-
trated by the developed coun-
tries. They hope to harass
China’s growth, and press
China to surrender more eco-
nomic interests. They even
hope that China will one day
collapse under the West's ide-
ological crusade.

From Google threatening
to withdraw from China ear-
lier this year, to the Nobel
Peace Prize being awarded to
a Chinese criminal, the ideo-
logical war against China is
far from over.

An open insult to China's
legal system

The incident insulted the
country's legal system. There
are 1.3 billion people in Chi-
na. It is impossible for a small
country like Norway to imag-
ine the differences within Chi-
na and the difficulties to
advance at an unprecedented
speed while maintaining bal-
ance.

Norway has only four mil-
lion people. Living extrava-
gant lives and educated in
Western systems, the five vot-
ers of the Nobel committee
have no idea what Chinese



society cares about.

What Chinese people are
most concerned about are
whether decades of living
standard enhancements can
continue and whether nation-
al economic development will
be interrupted by internal or
external unrest. More prob-
lems shall arise with rapid
economic development and
social transformation. The
only solution is to deal with
these problems by strength-
ening the role of law.

The implementation of law
in China is far less effective
than in developed countries.
But China's determination to
build its society through the
rule of law is firm.

China is strengthening the
legal process to improve the
system. Meanwhile, Chinese
media is always keen to
expose and criticise the privi-
leged class who bypass the
law for personal gains.

Now the Nobel committee
has taken it upon itself to dis-
credit the Chinese legal sys-
tem.

A group of committee
members, and the manipula-
tors behind them, awarded a
Chinese prisoner with the
Nobel Peace Prize, which has
great international influence.

No matter what values they
hold or how much sympathy
they share for this person, the
signal they sent out was not
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agement of the resistance to
China's existing laws.

This is not a debate about
democracy, but an indictment
of the legal system to encour-
age dissidents to violate Chi-
nese laws. The overall impact
of the Nobel Prize empowers
it with a certain public author-
ity around the world, which
was abused by the Nobel
committee to damage the
authority of the Chinese legal
system.

It is not only the mainland
Chinese, but also millions of
foreigners living in China who
are enjoying the benefits of
the Chinese legal system.

The existing legal system in
China guarantees the opera-
tion of “the world's factory”
and maintains the world’s
largest foreign trade.

It is the moral duty of the
Nobel committee to help Chi-
na to advance the administra-
tion with laws, instead of try-
ing to hamper China by sup-
porting a prisoner with mil-
lions of dollars and lavish
publicity.

The Nobel committee
made an unwise decision.

China has to pursue gradual
political reform

The awarding of the Nobel
Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo
triggered a wave of rebuke
toward China's political sys-
tem from Westerners. In the
Western sense, China urgent-
ly needs to overhaul its polit-
ical system.

Days before the Fifth Ple-
nary Session of the 17th CPC
Central Committee, Western
scholars and politicians has-
tened to provide advice,
claiming that China would not
continue to achieve substan-
tial economic progress if it still
delays reforming its political
system in a Western way.

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of

A PICTURE of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo is carried by a protester
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Hong Kong recently. (AP).

ignorance of basic facts in
China. Walking through Chi-
na, one rarely meets a Chi-
nese citizen who is against
political reform.

China no longer has life
tenures for official posts and
now promotes the principle
of an accountability system,
as well as the practice of mak-
ing government affairs more
public. Isn’t these all part of
reform?

Westerner's attitudes
toward China's political
reform reflect a wide gap
between how China is devel-
oping and how they expect
China to develop.

Numerous scholars point
out that most countries with
successful electoral policies
and competitive democracy
exist in Europe and North
America. Countries in the
Third World, where such sys-
tems were enforced, largely
suffer from severe poverty,
social turmoil and even war.

Politics is never isolated
from public life. China's econ-
omy and society is witnessing
dramatic changes.

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In the case of an ordinary
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China has changed a lot. In
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LOCAL NEWS

100-year-old Indian freedom
fighter going back to school

By WASBIR HUSSAIN
Associated Press Writer

GAUHATLI, India (AP) — Indi-
an freedom fighter Bholaram Das
marked his 100th birthday this week-
end by announcing he was going
back to school.

Das has enrolled in a PhD pro-
gramme at Gauhati University in
the northeastern state of Assam —
making him perhaps the oldest uni-
versity student in this country of 1
billion.

"In my 100 years, I have done
many things in the sphere of soci-
ety, politics, governance and reli-
gion,” said Das, dressed in a suit, tie
and white Gandhi cap at his birthday
celebration Saturday. "I thought I
must work towards a PhD that could
satisfy my hunger for learning."

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pendence, achieved in 1947.

Das worked as a teacher, a
lawyer, a magistrate and a district
court judge before retiring in 1971.
With his wife Mandakini, he had five
sons and a daughter.

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For his doctorate, Das plans to
study a subject close to his heart —
how his native Bohori village helped
in the spread of neo-Vaishnavism,
a liberal and monotheistic stream of
the Hindu religion credited with
breaking down social divisions in
Assam, one of India's easternmost
States.

The centenarian said he wanted
to pursue his interest and belief in
the religion's philosophies of one
God and humanism.

"It is indeed rare to find a stu-
dent who is 100 years old,” said the
university's vice chancellor, O. K.
Medhi. "We are thrilled because Das
can be an inspiration for the youth
with his formidable spirit and dedi-
cation to public service."

Das, who now has 10 grandchil-
dren and a great-grandchild, is being
advised in his studies by one of his
granddaughters, a university profes-
sor, and other family members. His
wife died in 1988.

"It amazes me that, 40 years after
retiring from service, my grandfa-
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to do new things,” said grandson
Abhinab Das, an engineer. "This is
indeed inspiring for all of us in the
family."



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Gauhati, India, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010. Das marked his 100th birthday this weekend
by announcing he was going back to school. Das has enrolled in a PhD program at
Gauhati University, in the northeastern state of Assam, making him perhaps the old-
est university student in the country of 1 billion. (AP)

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HONG KONG (AP) —
Hong Kong's Roman
Catholic cardinal met with
Chinese church leaders this
past week in a rare main-
land visit but afterward
decried that he couldn't dis-
cuss sensitive topics between
Beijing and the Vatican dur-
ing the tightly controlled
meeting.

China set up an official
state church after the Com-
munist Party came to power
six decades ago, but many
local believers went under-
ground to worship. More
than 60 million Chinese
belong to independent
churches loyal to the Vati-
can — some three times the
size of the official church,
according to scholars and
church activists.

In a recent blog posting,
Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph
Zen said he visited Shang-
hai on Monday and Tues-
day, where he met with
Shanghai Bishop Jin Luxi-
an and his deputy Xing
Wenzhi of the official
church.

An outspoken China crit-
ic, Zen was last allowed on
the mainland in 2004,
according to Hong Kong
media, and this visit was his
first since he was promoted
to cardinal in 2006. He fre-
quently denounces China's

lack of democracy and reli-
gious freedom, so his visit
has raised hopes of goodwill
from Beijing.

Zen, however, is less opti-
mistic and expressed a
yearning for religious free-
dom and freedom of expres-
sion in China in a blog entry
he posted Friday.

Issues

"How terrifying this sys-
tem is! It has built a wall
between people's hearts. It
has installed a padlock on
people's mouths. Aren't we
all adults who love our coun-
try? But we can't discuss the
major issues concerning our
country. Aren't we all lead-
ers of the church? But we
can't discuss the future of
the church," Zen wrote.

"Lord! When can we Chi-
nese people open our hearts
and speak and behave like
proper human beings?" he
continued.

Asked about the prospect
of better Sino-Vatican rela-
tions in light of his visit, Zen
said, "It's nothing like that,"
Hong Kong's Apple Daily
newspaper reported Sunday.

"I didn't expect to do
anything big in these two
and a half days. ... [couldn't
meet with any underground
bishops. It also wasn't pos-
sible to have a chat with the
clergyman at the monaster-

ies," Zen was quoted as say-
ing Saturday after taking
part in a march to show sol-
idarity with mainland Chris-
tians. Zen didn't immedi-
ately return a call from The
Associated Press on Sunday.

A man who answered the
phone at the Shanghai dio-
cese refused to transfer the
call to Jin, asking a reporter
to seek permission for an
interview first. Calls to the
state-sanctioned Chinese
church, the Catholic Patri-
otic Association of China,
went unanswered.

The Vatican maintained a
presence in Hong Kong
while it was a British colony
and has been allowed to stay
since the southern trading
hub returned to Chinese
rule in 1997. But on the
mainland, the diplomatic
stalemate has persisted
because China has harassed
underground Catholics and
refuses to recognize the
pope's authority to appoint
bishops.

The cardinal kept up his
criticism of Beijing in a ser-
mon after Saturday's march,
praising Nobel Peace Prize
winner Liu Xiaobo as “an
honest man, a man who is
peaceful, who speaks the
truth." China was outraged
that the Nobel was award-
ed to a imprisoned dissident
whose campaign for democ-
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2010, PAGE 11





BORCO maritine
pilots train in
the Netherlands





































TRAINING PHASE: The BORCO maritime pilots take time out for a photograph in the Netherlands.

TWO groups of BORCO’s
maritime pilots recently com-
pleted a ten-day refresher
training programme conduct-
ed in two phases, one in
Freeport and the other in
Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The aim of the programme
was to enhance the theoreti-
cal knowledge and practical
maneuvering skills of the
BORCO pilots. It also served
as a refreshment tool, the
company said.

The programme utilised
modern training methods and
tools. The pilots trained on

ships and also followed the
Bridge Resource Manage-
ment Course.

Another tool used in the
ten-day training was a simu-
lator, where the pilots simu-
lated maneuvering exercises
on the jetty and inland dock
under various weather con-
ditions.

The programme was divid-
ed into two phases and par-
ticipants were monitored and
assessed and results were
passed on to BORCO and
sea states.

BORCO said its training

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and development of its staff
has a two-fold mission:
improvements in perfor-
mance and growth, which are
essentials because of the con-
stant advancement of tech-
nology, and ongoing changes
in the work place.

BORCO provides storage
of petroleum products for a
number of international
clients with a present capaci-
ty of 21.4 million barrels. The
company also offers blend-
ing, transshipment and
bunkering services. The ter-
minal is located in Freeport.

The Bahamas Electricity Corporation

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The Bahamas Electricity Corporation invites
Tenders for the services described below:

Bidders are required to collect packages from the
Corporation's Administrative Office, Blue Hill & Tucker Roads
Contact: Ms. Charlene Smith at telephone 302-1158
Submissions should be marked as follows:

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New Providence

Tenders are to be addressed to:

Mr. Kevin Basden
General Manager

Bahamas Electricity Corporation
Executive Offices — Blue Hill & Tucker Roads

News reports suggest
investors trying to buy
Atlantis, Ocean Club

THERE have been a
number of news reports that
investors from Southeast
Asia and the Arabian Gulf
are trying to purchase the
Atlantis and One and Only
resorts from Sol Kerzner for
about US$ 4 billion.

Steve Wynn has also been
mentioned as a possible suit-
or. Sol has repeated that he
is not selling out and his
management has said it is
business as usual. A bank
and a construction compa-
ny from China have offered
finance to the extent of US
$2.6 billion for the Baha
Mar project. The Aga Khan
is investing in the Out
Islands.

The above mentioned
facts clearly demonstrate
that the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas is considered a
most attractive place to
invest. Among the group
being reported as interest-
ed in investing are The
Brunei Royal family, the
Qatar Investment Fund and
Steve Wynn, the man who
reinvented Las Vegas when
he developed the Mirage
and is now a major player

in Macao. I would have to
say that this is a most
impressive group of
investors.

The question then arises
what do these investors and
financiers see that we in the
Bahamas don’t see. Based
on what one observes
reported in the media it is
easy to get the impression
that many, although clearly
not all, Bahamian investors
are in a funk and that there
are few opportunities for
profitable investment.

We have to ask why. It is
not that Bahamians do not
have the savings.

Most well thinking people
would have to admit that
Bahamians have very sub-
stantial funds available for
investment whether held
here or elsewhere. So lack
of capital is not the prob-
lem.

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we are So close to the forest
that we cannot see the trees.
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to see only the trees in the
forest, but let us use our
resources to plant more
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Judge orders arrest

of AG’s Office lawyer

FROM page one

Appeal against the granting of bail.

At that time, the appellate court upheld
the Supreme Court’s decision to grant bail,
but the decision as to whether they had to
remain in the Bahamas until trial was
deferred to yesterday.

In court, Mrs Ferguson-Pratt argued that
because the men were charged with murder,
possession of dangerous drugs with intent
to supply, and possession of an unlicensed
fire arm, they should not be allowed to leave
the Bahamas, because it was unlikely they
would return for trial.

At some point during the proceedings

Dame Joan Sawyer raised her file, slammed
it down on her desk and shouted at Mrs Fer-
guson-Pratt.
_ It is understood that the President want-
ed to know why the Attorney General’s
office was presenting the case again when a
nolle prosequi had been entered.

Mrs Ferguson-Pratt bowed to the. bench
and said: “With all due respect, in that case,
I am not able to assist the court any fur-
ther.” She sat down. ~

It is reported that Dame Sawyer ordered
her to get up. When she failed to do so, the
President instructed a nearby police officer
to take her into custody.

A junior lawyer, who had accompanied

Mrs Ferguson-Pratt from the Attorney Gen-.

eral’s Office, called Mr Franklyn Williams,

Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, to

inform him of what had happened.
Dashing from the Attorney General’s

office in the Post Office building on East
Hill Street, down the hill to the Court of

Appeal, which sits in the Bank of Bahamas
building on Charlotte Street, Mr Williams
reportedly arrived just before Ms Ferguson-
Pratt could be charged with contempt. Then,
after bailing her out of custody, he continued
arguing the,case before the court. He asked
the court to refuse to allow the two men to
leave the country explaining the reason for
the Attorney General’s office taking that
position.

He pointed out that because the two
accused were American citizens they were
not subject to the process of a Bahamian
court and could not be compelled to return
should they decide not to do so.

However, the President ruled that the two
Puerto Ricans; who had been ordered not to
leave until yesterday’ s decision, showed that
they were honourable men because they had

remained in the jurisdiction for yesterday’s —

hearing. She granted them permission to
leave the Bahamas until their case was
called.

She said that as they were still here await-
ing yesterday’s decision, there was no indi-
cation that they would not return for their
trial.

Another straw vendor i is
released, expected home

LATE yesterday after-
noon Foreign Affairs
announced that the case of
straw vendor Shamone
Thompson had been heard.
She was expected home
today. She was one of nine
straw vendors arrested at the
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WHAT TO EXPECT IN A FEW WEEKS?
The public should expect partial lane closures on the eastern side of Market Street. Motorists are encouraged to
follow the temporary traffic diversion signs in place.
While works are ongoing access will be granted to residents, motorist & pedestrians travelling through the

de of trafficking in
counterfeit goods.

Thompson was sentenced.

to time served and released
on probation.

Judy Duncome and Mar-
garet Pierre, whose -cases
were heard on Monday are
also back in Nassau.

COMPLETION OF THE NEW

Tracey Davis was the first
of the nine to return home.
Five remain in jail in New
York.

. “The Consul General will

‘ continue to monitor the cas-

és of the remaining Bahami-
an nationals,” the Ministry
said.

PROVIDENCE ROAD
IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

CORRIDOR 11B




MARKET STREET



Please be advised that from Tuesda
implemented on sections of Market Street.

WHAT IS THIS PHASE OF THE PROJECT ABOUT?
Road improvements will be carried out on the new one way couplet system on Market Street, starting from Wulff
Road to Robinson Road. The works include Milling of existing pavement, installation of new drainage
facilities, utilities; asphalt pavement, sidewalks, street lighting, traffic signs and road markings.

Wulff Road & Robinson Road

_ JOSE CARTELLONE CONSTRUCCIONES CIVILES S.A. has been awarded a Contract by the Government of
The Bahamas for the Completion of the New Providence Road Improvement Projéct (International Package).





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works. Signs will be in place to‘identify safe passage for Pedestrians.



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be posted and announced through the media.

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Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am to 6:00 pm

Tel: (242)322-8341 or (242)322-2610

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by Mr Dean and the landown-
ers association. —

They also call for damages
caused by trespass as well as

- costs and any other relief attrib-

uted by the court.

Mr Dean expects Chief Jus-
tice Michael Barnett to make
a decision on their claims by
tomorrow at the latest.

The basis of their argument
lies in the 1925 conveyance of
property by the heirs of
Wellesly Malcolm to the late

Joseph Garfunkel, a predeces- -

sor in title to. Arawak Homes.
The plaintiffs claim this con-
veyance is null and void as Mr

Malcolm’s heirs purported to .

convey a greater estate or inter-
est in the land than they were
entitled to.

Therefore they also question
the subsequent 1942 sale of the

property from Mr Garfunkel to _

his own company Amusements
Ltd. Arawak Homes then pur-
chased it from Pinewood Gar-
dens Ltd in liquidation in 1983.

In the originating summons
the plaintiffs also ask whether
there can ever be good root
title to the land that was pur-
portedly conveyed; whether
that land is subject to several
other legal actions, and whether
the conveyance is void for

“uncertainty over each seller

purported to corivey to Mr Gar-

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THESE craters in the road litter Seventh Terrace off Collins Avenue. Motorists unaware of them are often
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| HOMEOWNER APPLIES

FOR INJUNCTION.TO
STOP DEMOLITION

funkel. ;

The action filed at the
Supreme Court on October 12:
follows two court actions filed
by Arawak Homes against Mr -
Dean.

Those cases were heard by -
Senior Justice Anita Allen in
2002 and by the Chief Justice in
2008.

Mr Dean is appealing Senior
Justice Allen’s ruling in addi- |
tion to filing the new Supreme
Court action in an effort to
retain his property.

He bought the lot in 1998
and built a duplex on the land
which he completed just two
months before Arawak Homes
Ltd approached him with
claims it had rights to the prop-
erty in September 2002, he said. .

Mr Dean, a contractor, has
since investigated title to the
land and devotedly fought for
the truth of title in court.

He said “Pinewood Gardens
bought the land in 1972 know-
ing there were adverse claims to
parts of the land.

“There were légal actions in
the Supreme Court.

“They were fully alerted that

they were not buying the full.

legal estate in the land, when
they knowingly purchased a
defective title to the land.”




















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FROM page one

Bain and Grants Town MP and
the world to knew that he took
no exception to the opposition
member’s comments. ;

The éxchange occurred in the
midst of bickering between
mainly seated members. Some
on the Opposition side criticised
the Speaker for reprimanding Dr
Nottage and failing to do the
same for Mr Ingraham.

The Speaker explained that
Mr Ingraham’s comments in his
view were not “directed at any
other specific member.”

After members of the House
refused to yield to the Speak-
er’s calls for order, he abruptly called fora
five-minute suspension.

“TI would expect every member to respect
and honour the.chair of this louse.

“T want every member to respect the
chair.

“T expect silence when [ am speaking.
No member from the Opposition side said
anything that would be reflected in the
records to say the PM was responding to
that member,” said Mr Smith.

The interruption occurred as the legis-
lators convened for a second reading and
committal of a Bill for an Act to Amend the
Bahamas National Trust Act.

ROW: Dr


















Fak

Bernard Nottage

While the squabbles esca-
lated over the “devil” remarks,
it initially centred around
Prime Minister Ingraham’s
refusal to concede the floor to

speak.

up the debate.

today,” said Mr Ingraham.

Mr Christie chose not to
speak, and further sought to have Dr Not-

tage speak in his place.

He said he was using his “constitutional :
discretion” to select another member of :

the Opposition to speak in his place.

The Opposition did not seek to change

the subject of the debate, the rules of the

debate, or go over time, said Mr Christie. It
simply sought to have the views of one of its :

members heard.

-Based on the prior agreement negotiated }
between the two parties, Mr Ingraham ;
refused to concede the floor, choosing :
instead to move a motion for the committal

of the bill. ;

LOCAL NEWS

Mr Ingraham said he and }
i Opposition leader Perry :
Christie agreed at the last sit- :
ting of the House that two }
Opposition members would ;
speak, specifically West End :
MP Obie Wilchcombe and Mr :
Christie, before he wrapped

“That is the deal we made.
and the deal we will honour

FROM page one

the mould, confirmed Permanent Secretary
Archie Nairn.
Although the problem was attacked with
costly remedial measures during the sum-
mer, the fungus ‘continues to spread
throughout the six-storey building courtesy
of a malfunctioning air-conditioning sys-
tem. a8 ,
Leaks, dampness and extremes in tem-

“perature created by the AC has fostered

fertile conditions for the mould to flourish
on the walls, floors and ceilings of the offices

and library, where it threatens to further .
infest legal reference books, files, furniture ,

and special equipment.

Mr Nairn said the mould must be
attacked once and for all, and /the air-con-
ditioning repaired, to ensure the health and
safety of staff and protection of expensive
equipment. ' oy

The Cabinet is expected to consider plans

‘for remedial action at the offices next week,

Mr Nairn said, as the Ministry of Public
Works and Transport’s tenders board
agreed on Tuesday to award a contract for
air-conditioning repairs and mould reme-



y

“nt suspended Mould in the Post
called a ‘devil’ Office building is
- still affecting staff

Dr Nottage, who sought to :

diation work at the Post Office building. —
“We have to be very cautious about this
because we cannot afford to have a Band-
Aid approach where we spend this money
and the mould continues to reappear,” Mr
Nairn said. .
“Staff cannot work effectively under these
circumstances so the productivity level has
just dropped. - ‘
“Lawyers continue to come in and work
under very trying circumstances, but those
who had pre-existing conditions have had to
divide their time between working from

‘ home and in the office.

“It’s really terrible, and we are just thank-
ful to the staff who continue to come to

_ work on a daily basis.” -

Mr Nairn said the difficult working con-
ditions have been exacerbated by. a broken-
elevator, which has been out of action since
Friday, sending even more staff home from
work. ‘

The 40-year-old building also includes
offices for the Ministry of Labour and Social
Development, and the Post Office.

Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of
Labour and Social Development Barbara
Burrows was not in her office to respond to
press inquiries yesterday.

_ US publishers

give top honour
to The Tribune’s

Insight column

They wrote two in-depth pieces urging passage of a bill
that would recognise rape within a marriage as a crime.

Under pressure from the sections of religious community
and despite vigorous editorial debate on the part of The Tri-
bune, the government ultimately dropped the bill from its
legislative agenda

The pair picked up second place in the SNPA’s Carmage
Walls Commentary Prize Award, an honour given to those
newspapers which advocate strong, courageous and positive
editorial page leadership.

In their comments, the distinguished panel of judges
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They said: “The topic was challenging, but Missick and
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ABACO
GREAT GUANA CAY, ABACO CAYS

Colonial Style Commercial Building known
as Art Café situate in the vicinity of the
Public Dock the settlement of Guana Cay.
Appraisal TBA. ,

HARBOUR RIDGE

This property comprises of
3 (2) Storey Villas With
Ocean Views and are about
70% completed. Each Villa
consists of 3 bedrooms,
3 baths each at 1,352 sq.ft.



FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA

“L.E.M. Plaza” Martin Town, Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama.
Accommodations includes three rental units. Appraised Value TBA.



Property comprises of 0.40 Acres with 200 ft of canal frontage.
Lot No. 18, Block No 1. Derby Subdivision, Unit No. 2. Freeport, Grand :
Bahama

Six-plex. This.complex is fairly new construction. The building
contains (5) one bedroom apartment unit. Owner side is (4) bedroom (2)
bath with a lot of extras.

NEW PROVIDENCE

Three Apartment Buildings

Lot #1, 58 & 59 - Ferguson Terrace! off Malcolm Road. Buildings A & B=
Two duplexes comprising two bedrooms, one bathroom, living/dining
room & kitchen. Building C: Triplex comprising 2-Bedrooms and 1-
Bathroom Apartments. Appraisal TBA.

Four Plex, Robinson Close Off McKinney Drive, Carmichael Road, on a
portion of land Containing 11,747 sq ft., (3) Two bed 1 bath & (1) One :
bed, 1 bath. Appraisal TBA.



- Vacant Land — Hill Top
Lot #12, Orange Hill #1 Subdivision 27,377 sq: ft. and about 1.0417 miles |
west of Blake Road, or 1st Corner left after Kisskadee Dr. West Bay Street,

property located at southern end of road reservation. Appraisal TBA.
\
Vacant Land

Lot #4 Block #1, Winton Heights Subdivision comprising of 15,589 :
sq. ft. Appraisal TBA.

Vacant Land
Lot # 1 Lake unceacnie Court. Vacant Land comprising 26,650 ;
sq. ft. in Mulit Family Zoning. Appraised Value TBA.

“ABACO

_ Multi Purpose Commercial building known as Faith Convention :

Center.

The complex consists of (5) octagon buildings. Three’ single
storey building and Two (2). storey buildings. Known as Simmons Place.

EXUMA

Two Storey Commercial Building, George Town, Exuma
4, 2 bed 1 bath apartment, 1 bed 1 bath apartment on the ‘top floor,
bottom floor houses five retail/offices spaces. Appraisal TBA. -

Three Incomplete Villas situated on Lot 17380 Bahama Sound #18
| containing approximately 1.87 Acres. Property comprises of (3) bedrooms,
i (2) bathroom home

| Lot # 49 Andros Beach Colony Subdivision, North Andros.

Subdivision, near. the Township of George Town, Exuma, Bahamas.
Appraisal TBA. .

_ Single Family Residence
Bahama Island Beach Section 3, Little Exuma Bahamas1974 sq ft building :

For conditions of sale and any other information, please contact: ;
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit at 502-1320/356-1685/502-0929 or 356-1608, Nassau, Bahamas

Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Manager, The Commercial Credit Collection Unit, P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas



+ comprising of 6 bed, 2 bath on approximately 19,700 sq ft of property.’
| Appraisal TBA.

| Vacant Waterfront Property, Grayville, Exuma

| Bahama Sound of Exuma Ocean Addition Lots No. 14884 and
: 14885.

: Property Comprises of (8) apartment building.

(4) Building comprises of 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
: (2) Building comprises of 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom -
(@ Building comprises of 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

_ELEUTHERA

CA single storey Commercial Building situated on Lot #90-D.
: Approximately 42,616 sq ft. in the settlement of Lower peas on. the
Island of Eleuthera. Appraisal TBA..

A single storey Triplex Building (fully rented) situated on Lot °
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EVANDER HOLYFIELD

/

By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

rimed for the
most star-studded
bout of his career
thus far, the
Bahamas’ leading

professional fighter will be

forced to wait weeks later
than anticipated before he

fights for a major heavyweight |

title.

Sherman “The Tank”
Williams was originally sched-
uled to face Evander “The
Real Deal” Holyfield in a 12-
round bout on November 5

for the World Boxing Feder- » |

ation's heavyweight title’ in

Detroit, Michigan. However, <

the fight has been resched-

uled to a date in early Decem-

. ber. The specific date of the
fight will be announced in the
near future.

A disappointed Williams
speculated on the reason for
the delay from the Holyfield
camp.

“Well it is boxing so there is
a lot of talk, and a lot of
rumours going around but no
concrete reason has been giv-

_ en for the delay. I know that

he was looking beyond me

and looking forward to a fight
with one of the Klitschko
brothers.

“As November draws clos-
er, I think his camp réalizes
that they signed up for a real
fight and Holyfield has his
hands full. They said they had
some issues in their training
camp and there was also some
issues with FoxSports.Net, the
television station that is sup-
posed to be hosting the fight,”

he said. “But what I heard

froth good sources is that he

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just started training for the
fight last week, so perhaps it is
just a matter of his camp
being ill-prepared and trying
to play mind games.”

The 38-year-old Williams,
who gine from humble
beginnings in Grand Bahama
where fighting at Hawksbill
High was his introduction to
the sport, is nine years
younger than his 47-year-old
legendary rival.

‘Williams told a gathering

of sportiag dignitaries last

month that he intends to stop

Holyfield in the seventh

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heal Deal

WBF heavyweight bout in

READY TO RUMBLE: Sherman Williams is all set to square off with Evander Holyf
Federation's heavyweight title in early December. a

round.

“For the delay to come at
this point is a bit disappoint-
ing. We have been going hard
at it in training camp for five
weeks now and right now I’m
almost peaking in preparation
for a fight that was supposed
to be held in just a few
weeks,” Williams said. “Now
I am forced to extend my
training three to four weeks
and risk over training.”

The 5711” Williams has
compiled a 34-11 record with

19 knockouts. He is coming ©

off a loss on points to Manuel

I would like to say thank you to all the people who assisted

me with my preparation and
expenses to take part

American

travel/accommodation —
in the 2010 38th IFBB Central
and Caribbean Bodybuilding & Fitness

Championships (CAC's) held in Aruba from September
22-26, 2010 where I made the finals. ee

Phil's Food Services and two other friends who sponsored —
my airline ticket and hotel accommodations, Body Zone _
Fitness staff and my workout partners Debbie Richardson at
Treasure Travel International, Orthopedic Sports Therapy
Ltd. staff, Della Thomas V. Lockhart Family and friends for
their prayers and continued support.Congratulations to the
whole Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Team for a
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in Stadthalle, Rostock, Meck-
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many. "oS
Prior to'tHat; Williams was

niné=win. streak with
his last degision Coming on
Decembér'12;'2008, when he
won on points over Andrew
Greeley .at;the Bourbon
Street Station in Jacksonville,
Florida.) 3 .

In Holyfield, Williams will
be facing a.6-2:1/2 American
who has a/43°10 record with
28 KOs. Holytield, 47, will be

_ defending his WBF title that

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‘early December’

“The game plan has not changed.

Right now, I am in top shape. I have
been working on the things we need

to do to attack Holyfield like left hooks,
counters and body shots. At 47, we do
not feel as if he can take the body shots
he took 10 years ago-so it is something
we look to capitalize on. Despite it all,
I still look to lift the WBF Heavyweight
Championship away from Holyfield
and bring it back to the Bahamas.”

— Sherman ‘The Tank’ Williams

he won with an eight round
TKO over Francois Botha at
the Thomas & Mack Center
in Las Vegas, Nevada, on
April 10.

Holyfield, the former undis-
puted world champion, has
had victories over Michael
Dokes, Alex Stewart, James
Buster Douglas, George
Foreman, Larry Holmes, Rid-
dick Bowe and Mike Tyson.

Despite the setback,
Williams said his focus and
determination has not
wavered and he will be ready
when the fight takes place in

tourney starts today

THE 11th Annual Austin
‘King Snake’. Knowles Soft-
ball Tournament for senior
boys and girls will be hosted
by the Bahamas Softball Fed-
eration (BSF), starting today.
And it’s free’

BSF. president Burket
Dorsettsaid the tourney is
one of the.federation’s land-









mark eventsatid holds true to
its mott “VPRisis one of the
most impdetant events on the
calendar ‘and'is the true dis-
play of our:p: gression and
depiction’ Wf. the motto ‘The
Way Forward)’; he said.
“The ‘& ined growth of
this tou t:is directly

PATS.
related to'the:growth of the
game locally‘and its ability to
represent thé country inter-
nationally go‘we continue our
great expectations for this
event.” teh
The tournament, to be
staged at'thé‘Blue Hill Sport-
ing Complex;‘is set to be held
during the mid-term break for
public schodls (October 21-
24) in New'Providence.
About 20:schools took part
in last year’sifournament. The
Family Islands fared very well
as the NGMteam defeated
the CentralEleuthera team
to win the’ boys” championship
and Spanish Wells outclassed
Preston Albury: for the girls’
crown.® \iyi.4" nae,
Kennéth;Porbes of Preston
Albury and‘David Nathan of
NCA were:thé most valuable
players‘ambng the boys and
Tobias Turiiquest of NGM
won championship MVP.
Edith Petitfere of Spanish
Wells was the’ girls’ tourna-





“ment MVP and Alicia Pinder,



BURKET DORSETT

also of Spanish Wells, was the
championship MVP.

It is expected that high
schools from both the public
and private sector will put
their softball skills to test in
this prestigious tournament.

Many senior teams that
make up the various associa-
tions (fast pitch) use this tour-
nament as their scouting
ground.

The BSF has appointed
Leroy Thompson and Kelly
Smith as tournament direc-
tors.

About 175 trophies, medals
and T-shirts will be presented
to the participants. And com-
puters will be awarded tothe
two top schools.

Interested schools may con-
tact Leroy Thompson at Gov-
ernment High School (456-
6096) and Kelly Smith (393-
1231/456-2881).

December. a
“The game plan has not
changed. Right now, I am in
top shape. I have been work-
ing on the things we need to
do to attack Holyfield like left
hooks, counters and body ©
shots,” he said. “At 47, we do
not feel as if he can take the
body shots he took 10 years
ago so it is something we look
to capitalize on. Despite it all,
I still look to lift the WBF
Heavyweight Championship
away from Holyfield and
bring it back to the
Bahamas.”





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BSC MEET























THE Baptist Sports
Council is scheduled to
hold the Rev Ellerston
Smith Track and Field ©
Classic at Thomas A
Robinson Track and
Field Stadium on Octo-
ber 30.

Churches interested in
participating are urged to
submit their rosters to
Ann Thompson at
bahamastrack@hotmail.c
om or Brent Stubbs at
stubbobs@gmail.com or
bstubbo@yahoo.com by
Friday. -

A scratch meeting is
set for 6pm Monday at
the stadium.

SOFTBALL
BSC POSTPONED

























AS aresult of the
Bahamas Softball Feder-
ation’s annual Austin
‘King Snake’ Knowles
Invitational High School
Softball Tournament at
the Baillou Hills Sporting
Complex this weekend, °
the Baptist Sports Coun-
cil has postponed all
games set for Saturday.
The BSC is expected to
resume play at Baillou
Hills on November 6 due
to the fact that the Rev
Ellerston Smith’s Track
and Field Classic is set
for October 30 at
Thomas A Robinson
Track and Field Stadium.





LONDON (AP) VW
Rooney blamed Man
United's faihur
heavily on str lening its
squad for his de nt
refuse to sign.a new contract
with the 18-time English
champions.

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stunned United last we by
telling chief executive David
Gill that he want )
because of concerns about the
club's lack of ambit
transfer market

Manager ‘Alex Ferg
made Rooney's decision pul
licly known on ‘tuesday \ hile

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after..defeating. Andrea
Petkovic 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 in: the
second round of the Kremlin
Cup on Wednesday.

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will replace Serena '
in the eight-player, season
ending event that starts next
week in Doha, Qatar.

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Azarenka and Li Na. of

China were the two: substi-
tutes for the tournament. But
Li, who was five points ahead
of Azarenka in the champi-
“ onships race,
round in Moscow. She will
remain the top substitute.
Azarenka committed 11
double-faults but won the last
five games of a match that
featured 16 breaks of serve
Petkovic'called for a doctor
to have blisters on her right
hand treated in the third’set.
"The. courts: here’ are

extremely slow and it's hard:

to serve a winher," Azaren-
ka said.

Maria Jose Martinez
Sanchez of Spain advanced to
the quarterfinals with a 6-4,
1-6; 6-1 win oyer Alona Bon-

' darenko. Sanchez, a doubles
specialist, will play Domaini-
ka Cibulkova, who ousted
Tsvetana Pironkova 6-4, 6-1.

In men's play, defe nding
champion Mikhail Youzhny
pulled out with an unspeci
fied virus after losing a dou-
bles match. Fourth-seeded
Marcos Baghdatis broke once
in each set. to oust Potito
Starace 6-4, 6-3.

Janko Tipsarevic was upset
by Horacio Zeballos 4-6, 6-4,
6-3. Tipsarevic said he strug:
gled with pain in his lower
back in the last two sets.

Fifth-seeded Radek
Stepanek defeated Mikhail
Kukushkin 6-3, 6-2











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‘ek and he did not give me
any of the assurances I was
»king about the future
|," Rooney said Wednes-
day ina statement. "I then
told him that I would not be
signing a new contract. I was

nterested to hear what Sir
Alex had to say yesterday and
surprised by some of it.

"itis absolutely true, as he
said, that my agent and I have
had a number of meetings
with, the club about a new
contract. During those meet-
ings in August I asked for
assurances about the contin-
ued ability of the club to
attract’ the top players, in the
world."

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Bek League titles and the

ampions League once
since joining L United in 2004
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.
(AP) -—— Brett Favre isn't talk-
ing about his meeting with
NEL officials regarding alle-
gations that he sent suggestive
messages and lewd photos to a
woman who worked for the
New York Jets. _

‘Speaking. on a conference
Ho with reporters in Green
y ahead of Sunday night's
Viki ings- ‘Packers s game, Fayre



aljout the. situation in his week-
ly news conference Wednes-
day with Minnesota media.

The Vikings QB met with
an NFL sécurity official Tues-
day regarding allegations that
he sent lewd pictures and racy
messages to then-Jets employ-
ee Jenn Sterger in 2008, when
Favre was New York's quar-
terback.

Sterger has hired lawyers |
but has not commented on the

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losing Cristiano Ronaldo and
striker Carlos Tevez, without
signing any similarly high-pro-
file replacements — despite
cash reserves of 163.8 million
pounds disclosed in accounts

‘for the fiscal year ending June

30.
United's ability to compete
for the world's top players is

‘hampered by its debts of
more than 750 million
pounds, resulting from the _

2005 leveraged takeover by
the Glazer family.
Rooney has also seen

' neighbour Manchester. City

dramatically outspend Unit-

-ed in the last two years since

being bought by Abu Dhabi's

~. Sheikh Mansour.

Like Ferguson did on Tues-
day, Rooney downplayed talk
about a rift between the two

— calling the manager "a
genius" — and said his deci-










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THE TRIBUNE



Inter, Barcelona win while

Raul equals goal record

By STUART CONDIE
AP Sports Writer

LONDON (AP) — Inter
Milan and Barcelona each
won in the Champions
League on Wednesday to
take control of their first-
round groups, while Raul
Gonzalez equaled a 33-year-
old scoring record:

Defending champion Inter
survived a second-half come-
back to beat 10-man Totten-
ham 4-3 and take sole posses-
sion of first place in Group
A, while Lionel Messi hit his
ninth and 10th goals. of the
season to give Barcelona a 2-
0. win over FC Copenhagen.

Manchester United put the
furor surrounding Wayne
Rooney's future to one side
to beat Bursaspor 1-0 and
Lyon racked up its third tour-
nament win with a 2-0 victory
over Benfica.

Raul scored twice to lead
Schalke to a 3-1, win over
Hapoel Tel Aviv and match
Gerd Mueller's total of 69
European club goals. ;

Inter was already 1-0 ahead
through Javier Zanetti when
Tottenham — goalkeeper
Heurelho Gomes was sent off
in the eighth minute for bring-
ing down Jonathan Biabiany
in the area.

Samuel Eto'o beat replace-
ment keeper Carlo Cudicini
with the resulting penalty
- before Dejan Stankovic put
Inter 3-0 ahead in the 14th
with a shot into the bottom
corner. Eto'o then scored his
14th goal of the season — and
sixth in the Champions
League — with a 35th-minute
finish with the outside of his

Yankees bats come

alive in

By HOWIE RUMBERG
AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Nick
Swisher and Robinson Cano hit
consecutive home runs to back
CC Sabathia, and the New York
Yankees took advantage of a
couple of rare Texas miscues for.
a 6-2 lead after six innings
Wednesday in Game 5 of the
American League championship
series.

Facing a 3-1 deficit in the best-
of-seven series, the Yankees
showed some spark at the plate
against CJ Wilson.

Jorge Posada and Curtis
Granderson had back-to-back
RBI singles in the second inning
after Wilson walked two.
Granderson's hit to right field
set off a series of bad throws that
led to two more runs on the play














GOAL: Inter Milan forward Samuel Eto’o (right) celebrates with his teammate Dejan Stankovic after
scoring during a Champions League, Group A, match between Inter Milan and Tottenham at the San Siro
stadium in Milan, Italy, on Wednesday.

boot. |

"In the first half we played
really well, but in the second
half.we were a bit too
relaxed," Inter coach Rafa
Benitez said. "They played
wellon the counterattack and
we paid for this. We left too
much space on the flanks."

Inter appeared to be on
course for the biggest win by
any side so far in this season's
tournament but in the 52nd
minute. Wales winger Gareth
Bale*burst from inside his
own half, beat two defenders
down the left and scored with
a fierce shot across goalkeep-
er Julio Cesar and into the far
corner. :

Bale did the same in the
90th and completed an unlike-
ly hat trick in injury time with
a third left-foot shot, this time

Game 5

and left Derek Jeter smiling in

the New York dugout.

Swisher led off the third with a
long drive to left. Cano, batting
in the No. 3 spot in place of
injured slugger Mark Teixeira,
followed with his fourth homer
of the series, giving New York,
which entered batting .198 for
the ALCS, a 5-0 lead under a sil-
very red twilight sky in the

Bronx.

Wilson held the Yankees
scoreless over the first six innings

. in his Game 1 matchup against
Sabathia before Cano connect-
ed.in the seventh and started the
Yankees' big comeback for their

lone win in the series.

Wilson was done after five
ineffective innings Wednesday.
He yielded six hits and six runs
— five earned — and walked

four, one intentionally.

after good approach work by
fellow winger Aaron Lennon.

"We knew we could do bet-
ter than in the first half," Bale
said. "We started off sloppi-
ly. "

Tottenham kept second
place with four points —
three fewer than Inter — after
Werder Bremen and FC
Twente drew 1-1 in the other
Group A match.

"It was a difficult match
because no team wanted to
suffer the first goal," Bremen
forward Hugo Almeida said.
"One point was not enough
for us‘today, and.it was our
aim to win. Now we have to
win the next match."

Bremen hosts Twente on
Nov. 2, when Tottenham
hosts Inter.

‘Barcelona endured a ner-.






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vous second half and led
Copenhagen by just a single
goal until injury time, when
Messi got his fourth tourna-
ment goal of the season.

Messi put Barcelona ahead
in the 19th, working himself
space just outside, the area to
launch.a shot past goalkeeper
Johan Wiland into the top
corner. But Wiland saved
from Messi, David Villa and
Daniel Alves to keep the
Danish champions in the
match at Camp Nou.

Copenhagen striker Cesar
Martin wasted several
chances and Dame N'Doye
rattled a shot off the cross-
bar.

Barcelona overtook Copen-
hagen to lead Group D with
seven points, one more than
the Danish champions.





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Also in Group D, last-place
Panathinaikos held Rubin
Kazan to a 0-0 draw.

Manchester United's
Rooney. was already sidelined
‘with an ankle injury before
releasing a statement hours
before the game detailing his
dissatisfaction with the club's
inability to. afford top play-
ers.

United manager Alex Fer-

guson still opted to rest sev-
eral players but winger Nani
put United made the most of
United's early superiority in
the ninth minute with a curl-
ing shot to the far post.
. The three-time European
champions have seven points
in Group C, two more than
Rangers.

American midfielder Mau-
rice Edu managed to score a
header for both sides as

Rangers kept up its unbeat- |

en start to Champions League
play with a 1-1 draw against
Valencia.
France striker Jimmy
Briand scored his first goal in
the Champions League and
Lisandro Lopez added anoth-
er to help Lyon maintain its
perfect start to Group B, but
Schalke is just three points
back after Raul's double.
. The former Spain striker,
who scored 66 Champions

League and one Super Cup |

goal for Real Madrid before
moving to Germany for this
season, scored in the third
minute and doubled Schalke's
lead in the 58th.

Former Germany great
Mueller scored his 69 goals in
77 games in all European club,
competitions between 1966

and '79.



DIVING CATCH: Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez tries to catch a grounder by Texas Rangers’
lan Kinsler who goes for a single in the sixth inning of Game 5 of the American League Championship:

Series in New York on Wednesday.
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Finland's Jarkko Nieminen cele- 3
brates a point on the way to beat-.’
ing France's Jo-Witfried Tsonga’

during their men's singles match :

. at Rakuten Japan Open Tennis®

Championships in Tokyo, Japan :
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. t

(AP Photo):

‘Nieminen
sweelis past.
Berdych in
Stockholm

STOCKHOLM (AP) —
Jarkko Nieminen cruised past
Tomas Berdych at the Stock-
holm Open on Wednesday,
advancing to the quarterfinals
with a 6-1, 6-4 victory. _

The sixth-ranked Berdych
lost seven consecutive games
at one point against a player
ranked 39 places lower.

Backed by a supportive

-crowd at the Royal Tennis

Hall, Nieminen got off to a.
fast start and broke the third-
seeded Berdych twice in win-
ning the first set.

The unseeded Finn took a
2-0 lead to start the second,
playing inspired tennis that
included a laser-like backhand
pass in the fifth game that the
Czech could only watch.

Fifth-seeded'’ Stanislas
Wawrinka of Switzerland also
advanced, landing 12 aces ina”
7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-4 victory over
Robin Haase of Netherlands.

In the quarterfinals,
Wawrinka will meet the win-
ner of Thursday's match
between Roger Federer and _
Taylor Dent of the United
States.

In other first-round match-
es, Matthias Bachinger edged
Lukasz Kubot 6-4, 4-6, 6-3,
and Tobias Kamke defeated
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with Raiders

on tap

ENGLEWOOD, Colorado
(AP) — After a brutal
monthlong stretch that left
them bruised, battered and 2-
4, the Denver Broncos turned
their attention to the middling
AFC West with the Oakland
Raiders on tap this weekend.

_. They're not exactly exhal-

ing.

The Raiders (2-4) may have
issues in the offensive back-
field, but Broncos coach Josh
McDaniels spoke about them
Wednesday like they were the

“1985 Chicago Bears on

defense, the 2007 New Eng-
land Patriots on offense and
the 2003 Kansas City Chiefs
on special teams.

And his players parroted
that message in the locker
room, praising the Raiders as
the most talented team in
football, player for player.

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COMPASS Point Resort is
gearing up for the next in its
acclaimed Sunset Series
events, to be held on Sunday,
October 24.

The fourth installment in
the series, which delivers live
music and other performances
for the enjoyment of Bahami-
ans and tourists alike, will fea-
ture local reggae band Willis
and the Illest and the DJs of
the Bahamas Underground
Music Association (BUMA).

It will also feature a Mojito
bar, Kalik on draught and the
resort’s signature drink, the
Compass point switcher
(Russian Standard Vodka and
lemonade).

There will be food from the
grill, a fruit bar, and freshly
baked pizzas.

Although the series, which
mixes live entertainment with
poolside summer fun, has
been a big hit, the resort is not
content to rest on its laurels,
and has planned several other
special events — including an
afternoon Halloween house
party and a night to showcase
the incredible skills of Michal
Tezky, known internationally
as “The Flair Bartender.”

Compass Point Beach
Resort, which opened in 1995,
was the vision of Island
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ROCKING EVENT: Willis and the Illest reggae band performing at the last Sunset Series event.

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well, known for introducing
the world to the talents of Bob
Marley and U2.

He wanted to combine the
intimacy of a small property
with a traditional simple coun-
try home residence common
to his native country of
Jamaica, while imbuing it with
the artistic flavour his record-
ing studios across the street.

Although development has
crowded close to the borders
of the property, the staff have
preserved the natural setting,
where guests experience the
sound of the ocean, the tropi-
cal breezes, and at night, the
silence typical of a location
away from civilisation.

The Sunset Series was
launched earlier this year as
an effort to get back to the
musical roots of the resort by
incorporating live perfor-
mances as part of a overall
renovation of the resort and
Its services.

Accordingly, the manage-
ment have brought in an
accomplished Bahamian chef
who worked for 10 years in
Canada, and now serves food
until midnight on the week-
days and to lam on the week-
ends, making it the only
restaurant on the western side
of the island open into the wee
hours.

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St. Lucian politician
Mallet dead at 87

CASTRIES, St. Lucia
Associated Press



GEORGE Mallet, a stalwart in St. Lucian politics and the
Caribbean island's former governor general, died Wednesday
after a long battle with cancer. He was 87.

Mallet entered St. Lucia's Parliament in a 1958 by-election as
the representative of central Castries electoral district. He
held the seat for 38 years until 1996, when he became governor
general and was kmghted by Queen Elizabeth II.

Mallet emerged as a political leader in the late 1950s, when
St. Lucians began pressing for independence from the United
Kingdom, which was shedding responsibility for its Caribbean
colonies.

In 1964, Mallet and John Compton forged an alliance of
two opposition parties that resulted in the creation of the Unit-
ed Workers Party, which has dominated St. Lucian politics.

Mallet was a long-serving deputy to Compton, who was the
first prime minister upon independence in 1979. He also served
as minister of tourism, trade and industry for more than 30
years.

Mallet was known in St. Lucia for his tenacity. Between
1958 and 1961, he was the only opposition member in the 10-
member legislature of this verdant, mountainous island.

A statement from the office of Prime Minister Stephenson
King described Mallet as one of St. Lucia's “most noted polit-
ical giants."

"Su George was certainly a key figure who can be accredit-
ed with a leading role in St. Lucia's emergence from the post-
colonial era to a modern independent state", the Wednesday
statement said.

Mallet is survived by two adult children. His wife, Beryl,
died in 2003.

Funeral arrangements were pending.

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Felipé Major/Tribune staff

HOUSE ADDRESS: Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham speaks yes-
terday in the House of Assembly.

FROM page three

throughout the Bahamas who were already far too busy per-
forming their normal functions to take any extra time to inves-
tigate unexplained deaths,” he said.

The current court is making progress, and according to the
prime minister the changes to come on stream will only enhance
the delivery of justice.

Since January, Mr Ingraham said, 222 cases have been dis-
posed of in the Coroner’s Court: 204 cases under section 15 of
the present Act not requiring a public inquest and 18 under sec-
tion 10 of the Act by way of a public inquest. As of late Sep-
tember, there are 49 cases currently before the Coroner’s
Court.

“One of the legacies we will leave behind is the reform of the
laws of the Bahamas and the improvement of the administra-
tion of justice. We will not be distracted by those who wish to
hold us back. If we make progress they believe it affects their
chances of being where we are, so the interest in moving for-
ward is not the same. I want to public to understand our
responsibility is to the Bahamian people and we will proceed
with our agenda,” said Mr Ingraham.

He said the government would soon introduce an updated
Magistrates Court Act, a new Penal Code, and a new Criminal
Procedure Code.

Church of England bishop
plans Catholic conversion

ROBERT BARR
Associated Press Writer
LONDON

A Church of England assistant bishop and a parish church
have announced that they intend to become Roman Catholics
within a new structure set up by Pope Benedict XVI, according to
Associated Press.

John Broadhurst, the bishop of Fulham in London, and St.
Peter's Church in Folkestone, southeastern England, both oppose
moves in the Church of England to allow women to serve as bish-
ops.

Broadhurst, the first serving Church of England bishop to say he
will accept the pope's invitation, is leader of Forward in Faith, a
group representing traditionalists within the Church of England. He
announced his decision on Friday at the group's national assembly.

St. Peter's Church, which is affiliated with Forward in Faith,
announced its decision on Saturday.

Benedict has created a structure called an ordinariate, in which
Church of England defectors could continue to use some of their
traditional liturgy and be served by their married priests.

"T intend to resign as bishop of Fulham before the end of the
year,” Broadhurst told the Forward in Faith meeting.

"I am not retiring, I am resigning,” he added. "Secondly, I
expect that I will enter the ordinariate when it is established."

The parochial church council of St. Peter's said it had resolved
to join the ordinariate and "is anxious that this should be made as
easy as possible."

St. Peter's is in the diocese of Canterbury, the base for the
Church of England's leader, Archbishop Rowan Williams. The Dai-
ly Telegraph reported that St. Peter's attracts about 40 worshippers
each Sunday.

Victorian

The church council did not say whether it hoped to remain in its
Victorian building, and it would be a matter for each member to
decide whether to go or to stay in the Church of England.

Ownership of churches is a complex issue. The simple answer,
a Church of England commission reported in 2005, is that "nobody"
owns a church.

Traditionalists are unhappy with the General Synod vote in July
which rejected a legal structure to protect their rejection of female
priests and bishops. Instead, the synod voted for a code of practice
which provides for traditionalist parishes to request supervision by
male priests and bishops.

Legislation which would finally permit women to serve as bish-
ops still needs to be approved by a two-thirds majority next year in
each of the synod's three chambers: bishops, clergy and laity.

A crucial question is whether traditionalists won enough seats
in recent elections to block approval of the legislation. Results are
still being tabulated.

When the church decided in 1993 to ordain women as priests, it
also appointed three traditionalist bishops to serve as "provincial
episcopal visitors,” supervising traditionalist parishes which refused
women's ministry.

One of these so-called "flying bishops," Bishop of Ebbsfleet
Andrew Burnham, hinted in a pastoral letter this month that he too
would be joining the ordinariate in a “caravan” of like-minded
Anglicans.

"The beginning of the caravan is somewhere ahead of us, over
the horizon," he wrote.

Another "flying bishop," Martin Jarrett of Beverley, has given
his support to a different initiative, announced in September, to
form a Society of St. Wilfrid and St. Hilda to serve traditionalists.

The society, which says it cannot accept the ministry of the
pope, has yet to announce any details of how it would function.

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improvement

By ALISON LOWE
Business Reporter

y Oe

THE TRIBUNE

alowe@tribunemedia.net

Consumer confidence
appears to be returning in
the Bahamian real estate

market, with wariness wan- }

: Bahamian court rules that Miami-based lender transfer

ing amid signs that the eco- ;

nomic downturn may have
introduced greater “ratio-
nality” into property pric-
ing, after what some real-
tors say was an unsustain-
able pre-recession housing
“bubble”.

Patty Birch, president of
the Bahamas Real Estate
Association (BREA),
believes people are return-
ing to the real estate mar-
ket as they see prices have
finally fallen, finding them-
selves able to make a safe
investment in a “tangible
asset” - and one which is
now more likely to be a
place for them to live,
rather than a money-mind-
ed short term investment

SEE page 5B



THURSDAY,

a
a

OCTOBER 21ST,



2010

Full Galanis payment
endangers $8.2m claim

I Miami-based lender reduces default judgment damages
claim against former PLP MP/Senator even further to just
$150k

: title in luxury West Bay condo complex to developer Allure,
_ once latter pays it mortgage sum
| This amount disputed, with Allure claiming just $2.2m

- owed, not $7.8m-$8.2m claimed

By NEIL HARTNELL
: Tribune Business Editor

Fears that Bahamian law

would prevent it from recov-
i ering sums owed by other
? alleged debtors if it gained
? the full $8.2 million from a
: former PLP MP and Senator
? prompted a Miami-based
? lender to reduce its default
i judgment demand to just
: $150,000, part of a wider
: case involving a claimed $7
i million fraud over a

‘Growing concern’
on informal lenders

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The Securities Commission
has reported some success in
its efforts to regularise unli-
censed Bahamas-based mon-
ey lenders and brokers, a
senior official telling Tribune
Business that “at least five”
had reported to the regulator
prior to it issuing a 30-day
extension, although the issue
remains “a growing area of
concern”.

Speaking to this newspaper
after the Securities Commis-
sion, in its role of Inspector
of Financial and Corporate
Services Providers, granted a

© Commission says ‘at least
five’ unregulated entities have
come in to be regularised, but
adds that issue still a major
reputational risk for Bahamas

30-day extension for unli-
censed money lenders, bro-
Kers and pay day lenders to }
apply to be formally regulat- :
ed, Gawaine Ward, the regu- ;
lator’s deputy legal counsel, :
said its concerns were growing

SEE page 7B



Sir Michael
Barnett

PHILIP
GALANIS

Bahamas-based real estate

development.
Robin Rodriguez, princi-

ROBERT SANDS

By NEIL HARTNELL
i Tribune Business Editor



pal of Cordell Funding,
which is a major player in
the ongoing litigation relat-
ing to a West Bay Street
condominium project just
east of Caves Village,
alleged in US court papers
that he had reduced his
default judgment demand
against accountant Philip
Galanis to just $150,000, on
the grounds that if his firm
secured the full $8.2 million

SEE page 4B

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By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The Bahamas was yesterday urged by a former finance
minister to develop a tourism model that was “more
competitive within the region and the United States”
and laced with a “peculiar” Bahamian flavour, telling
Tribune Business: “The Bahamas has to be like caviar was
to the Russians.”

James Smith, minister of state for finance in the 2002-
2007 Perry Christie administration, said that since the
Bahamas was unable to do much in the short-term to
address its relatively high cost structure, it needed to
make its tourism product distinct from rival offerings in
the Caribbean and the United States.

“T don’t think we have much of a choice in terms of nat-
ural endowments, since it’s only the weather and those
things, but we need to design a tourism model that’s
more competitive within the region and the US,” Mr
Smith told Tribune Business.

“We need to have more of a Bahamian flavour if peo-
ple are going to pay extra to come to the Bahamas.
They’re not going to pay to see another Disney. It’s got

SEE page 4B

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=| project will create ‘unique
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complement Kerzner and
increase visitor numbers to
Bahamas

Baha Mar’s planned $2.6 billion resort
“metropolis” will create a “unique desti-
nation” through its variety of amenities
and hotel price points, a leading executive
told Tribune Business, adding that the
Cable Beach redevelopment would both
attract more tourists to the Bahamas and

; “counterbalance” the influence/reliance
i on Paradise Island.

High room rates is.

? each offering a different price point and

Robert Sands, Baha Mar’s senior vice-
president of external and governmental
affairs, said the six different hotel brands,

appeal to “all walks of life”, thus aiding
the developers in filling the extra Cable
Beach room inventory.

Pointing to the projected increase in
tourist arrivals to the Bahamas that is antic-
ipated once Baha Mar becomes fully oper-
ational in 2014, Mr Sands told Tribune
Business: “We now have a destination
called Nassau, Bahamas, where you have
an already successful hotel on Paradise
Island that is being counterbalanced by a
new resort metropolis on Cable Beach,

SEE page 7B

* Developer says six hotel
brand strategy to create
range of price points and
amenities to appeal to all
market niches and
demographics

* Expects Wyndham to
finish 2010 ‘above forecast’

(leliberate strategy

By ALISON LOWE
Business Reporter i
alowe@tribunemedia.net ;

In the face of warnings }
from the International Mon- }
etary Fund (IMF) that high :
hotel room prices may have }
exacerbated declines in }
Bahamian tourist arrivals }
compared to other regional }
destinations, the Bahamas }
Hotel Association’s presi-
dent yesterday said it was }
“intentional” that prices ;

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Tourism model ‘must be like
caviar was to the Russians’

FROM page 1B

to be elements peculiar to
the Bahamas, other than
sun, sand and sea if we can’t
bring the costs down. The
Bahamas has to be like
caviar was to the Russians.”

Mr Smith was responding
to the International Mone-
tary Fund’s (IMF) econom-
ic outlook for the Western
Hemisphere, published ecar-
lier this week, which noted
that the Bahamas’ failure to
reduce hotel room rates as
rapidly as rival Caribbean
destinations in response to
the recession meant it had




suffered a steeper fall
among bargain seeking
tourist arrivals.

“The recovery of tourism
has been uneven,” the IMF
said. “Smaller islands in the
region have experienced a
sharper and more prolonged
decline in tourist arrivals
than some of the larger
islands.

“A closer look at the data
suggests that destinations
that significantly reduced
hotel prices following the
crisis experienced milder
declines in arrivals. Though
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“For example, hotels in
the Dominican Republic
and Jamaica lowered prices
more than other countries
and did not experience a
decline in the number of
tourist arrivals. In contrast,
hotels in the Bahamas and
Barbados were more reluc-
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their tourist arrivals fell.”

Mr Smith yesterday
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Bahamas’ operating cost
base was “a lot higher” than
other Caribbean nations,
especially when its relative
proximity to key US tourist
markets was factored in. He
noted that on alcohol, in
particular, the Bahamas had
the highest costs in the
Caribbean region.

“You need to work on
that cost element to become
more competitive, and you
have to look beyond room
rates,” Mr Smith said. How-
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in the hotel industry due to
the union contract, and high
utility costs, there was little
the Bahamas could do to
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endangers $8.2m claim

FROM page 1B

it claims it is owed, Bahamian law would
prevent it from obtaining judgment against
other debtors.

The main dispute over the West Bay con-
do development, known as The Terraces,
is now being litigated in the Bahamian
courts, where Allure (Bahamas), which
alleges that the $7 million it invested in
developing the project after taking it on
from an initial developer is now being jeop-
ardised by Cordell/Mr Rodriguez, has won a
temporary injunction preventing the latter
from selling it.

That injunction was modified on Septem-
ber 22, 2010, to require Cordell to transfer its
title and interest in The Terraces to Allure
upon payment of the alleged mortgage debt
to the lender. Allure (Bahamas) now has
until October 31, 2010, to make that pay-
ment.

Responding to the US court’s demands
that he/Cordell justify its reduced damages
demand against Mr Galanis, which had orig-
inally been for $4 million, Mr Rodriguez
said he had lowered his claim even further -
from $250,000 to $150,000.

He again alleged that Cordell was seeking
the damages in relation to two loans it had
made, and which Mr Galanis had guaran-
teed, to North Andros Assets, the initial
developer of the 16-unit project known as
‘The Terraces’.

Loans

Cordell was alleged to have made two
construction loans to North Andros Assets
for the project, one for $3.5 million and
another for $500,000, but the latter entity
then purportedly defaulted, and no pay-
ments of interest or principal had been made
since September 27, 2006.

“The current sum owed for principal,
interest and costs is in excess of $8.2 million,
exclusive of costs for attorney’s fees etc,” Mr
Rodriguez alleged, producing a spreadsheet
to justify his claims.

And he added: “Under Florida law, the
respective guarantors and the original debtor
are all jointly and severally liable for prin-
cipal, interest and costs which accrue fol-
lowing a default under the loan agreement.

“However, under Bahamian law a judg-
ment against one such defendant, such as
Galanis in this case, reduces the amount the
plaintiff is entitled to recover from the oth-
er debtors. Thus, a judgment against Galanis
for the full amount of the principal, interest
and costs in this court would preclude the
plaintiff from obtaining judgment against
the other debtors in the Bahamas.”

Mr Rodriguez alleged that Cordell had
filed a lawsuit in the Bahamian Supreme
Court seeking to foreclose on The Terraces,
in a bid to recover the mortgage security it
has on the project and the supposed $8.2
million it is owed, although that sum is being
disputed and is alleged to be much less.

In the case of the Galanis default judg-
ment, he added: “In order to avoid absolving
the other debtors from liability under this
loan agreement, the plaintiff seeks to recov-
er a lesser amount than it would otherwise
be entitled to.

“Thus, although [Mr Galanis] would be
liable for the entire principal, interest and
costs owed under the respective notes, plain-
tiff seeks judgment against Galanis in this
court for only a fraction of the debt.... to
wit, $150,000 plus legal fees incurred in this
case.”

And, referring to Bahamian Supreme
Court proceedings currently before Chief

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Justice Sir Michael Barnett, Mr Rodriguez
said that Allure Bahamas, which had invest-
ed some $7 million of its own money in
developing The Terraces, was “seeking to
prevent Cordell Funding from exercising its
right of sale as the mortgagee, and has pro-
posed to pay the indebtedness due under
the mortgage note without costs or attor-
ney’s fees.

“The Bahamian court has afforded Allure
Bahamas the opportunity to prevent a sale
of the property by paying the sum of $7.8
million to Cordell Funding.

Plaintiff

“Although the sum has not yet been paid,
it illustrates one example of how plaintiff
may be paid part or all of the remaining
indebtedness. Although in ordinary cir-
cumstances, plaintiff would seek routine liq-
uidated damages, in this case the entire $8.2
million, because of the impact of Bahamian
law regarding joint and several liability,
plaintiff intentionally secks a lesser sum
against [Mr Galanis].”

Mr Galanis has pledged to overturn that
judgment. Meanwhile, Chief Justice Sir
Michael, in his initial September 10, 2010,
ruling on Allure (Bahamas) interlocutory
application to prevent Cordell exercising its
powers of sale under the mortgage, granted
this on condition that the former paid into an
escrow account some $7.815 million - the
sum claimed by Cordell.

However, Allure (Bahamas) is alleging
that the true sum owed to Cordell is $2.2 mil-
lion, and wants the Supreme Court to order
that it release The Terraces upon payment of
this sum.

Relating the background to the case, Sir
Michael said Cordell loaned funds to North
Andros Assets to enable it to construct The
Terraces, with the debt to be paid back from
the sale of condo units. Allure (Bahamas),
though, is claiming that it was assigned the
“equity of redemption” by virtue of its
agreement with North Andros, where it was
to develop 1.45 acres of the property.

Sir Michael found that Allure (Bahamas)
case had “obvious hurdles, not least of which
is that it is seeking to exercise rights in rela-
tion to a mortgage to which it is not a party,
and in respect of an obligation it does not
itself owe to [Cordell].

“Moreover, it was aware of the existence
of the mortgage debenture at the time it
entered into the Heads of Agreement and
did not itself seek to satisfy itself as to the
state of the accounts between [North Andros
and Cordell].”

Effectively, Sir Michael is saying that
Allure (Bahamas) should have done greater
due diligence on The Terraces’ background
prior to entering the agreement with North
Andros.

Subsequent to that September 10 ruling,
Allure (Bahamas) went back to court to ask
that, upon payment of the mortgage debt,
Cordell be ordered to transfer fee simple
title over The Terraces to it.

This was agreed to by Sir Michael, who
required Cordell to keep $1 million in the
Bahamas for the duration of the case.

Allure is being represented by Brian
Simms, senior partner at Lennox Paton, and
Damian Gomez of Chilcott Chambers. Fer-
ron Bethel and Camille Cleare, of Harry B
Sands and Lobosky, are reeprsenting
Cordell, with Oliver Liddell at McKinney,
Bancroft & Hughes is representing another

party.

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and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
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improvement

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made with the intention of
“flipping”.

“In the past it was geared
towards: ‘This is an invest-
ment. I’m going to buy it
now, and if I live in it for a
couple of years, put a coat of
paint on it, I can sell it for
200,000 more’. It’s not like
that now. The customers we
are working with now are
more thoughtful purchasers.
During the (housing value)
bubble, it was more frantic.
Now they know what they
want, and where. They want
a home to live in and a good
quality of life that they may
not have been able to afford
before, but which they can
get now,” said Ms Birch.

Ms Birch said she has seen
the “uptick” in sales in the
last two months in particu-
lar. “A lot of people were
looking before but they
were holding off, they
weren't buying. But now
you can see the buyers com-
ing into the market.”

The BREA president said
house and land values have
become “more realistic” for
the average Bahamian.

“Two years ago, people
were saying: ‘If my kid’s got
to buy land I don’t know if
they will be able to’, but
things have changed,” she
added.

Carla Sweeting, a realtor
with ERA Dupuch, said she
has been “probably 50 per
cent busier this year than
last year in sales and rentals.

“T feel that the confidence
of buyers is picking up, def-
initely. Banks are being a lit-
tle more careful with their
lending. For instance, if you
bought a property in a com-
munity with condo fees or
maintenance fees, a lot of
banks now have to have
something from the associa-
tion showing what they are
in detail and they are incor-
porating those fees in quali-
fying their buyers. But
there’s definitely an increase
in people looking to buy,”
said Ms Sweeting.

Meanwhile, another real-
tor from a high-end real
estate company, who spoke
on condition of anonymity,
told Tribune Business she

saw an improvement in buy-
er confidence for the year
up to August, although this
was followed by an unex-
plained slowdown.

“We all saw an improve-
ment,” she said. “I think the
real reason people are now
buying is that they are get-
ting extremely good value.
They are getting below
replacement cost - below
what it would cost to buy
land and build the house -
so it’s deal making time, and
I think it will continue for
quite a bit longer.

Jump

“People see the prices are
at a good level and they feel
they should jump,” said the
realtor, adding that buyers
have been “a mix of
Bahamian and foreign.”

As for rental values, all
the realtors - who deal pri-
marily in residential prop-
erties - agreed they have sig-
nificantly “softened” since
the economic downturn
tightened its grip in 2008,
with landlords having to
become more “flexible” or
face long-term property
vacancies.

“Rental prices have had
to come down, and in my
opinion that had to happen
anyway because we were at
our max, and until the extra
inventory is absorbed



they’re not going back up,”
said Ms Sweeting.

The other realtor said she
has become accustomed to
renting properties at as
much as 20 per cent less
than the same accommoda-
tion would have gone for
around two years ago.

“People are taking less
rent than they would’ve tak-
en two years ago. They are
happy to take a reduce a
rental and get someone in
there,” said the other real-
tor, who did not wish to be
named.

However, William Wong,
former BREA president
and Remax realtor, suggest-
ed this improvement in busi-
ness conditions may not be
across the board, and said
the slowdown over the past
two years in business in the
real estate market has taken
a heavy toll on some in the
industry.

“Those who I’ve spoken
to in business say things are
still very, very, slow, and a
lot of them are very con-
cerned as to when this might
change.

“Tve got colleagues (real-
tors) who are finding
employment in other sec-
tors, because this is purely
based on commission and
they have school fees to pay,
mortgages to pay. It’s a
trend,” he said.

Legal Notice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:








(a) CONTINENTAL CAPITAL INVESTMENT is in dissolution
under the provisions of the International Business Companies Act






2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on October 20,,
2010 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered






by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Zakrit Services Ltd. of 2nd
Terrace West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.




(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company
are required on or before the 2nd day of December, 2010 to send
their names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to
the Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such debts








are proved.

October 21, 2010




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global slump.

BM to cut 190 jobs in
Dublin, move them to China

DUBLIN (AP) — IBM
Corp. said Wednesday it plans
to cut 190 jobs at its Ireland
server-manufacturing lines and
move them to China.

The move is the latest sign
of traditional manufacturing
operations deserting high-wage
Ireland in favor of Eastern
Europe and Asia. Such cuts
have helped to drive Irish
unemployment to 13.7 percent,
second-highest in the euro zone
after Spain.

IBM, one of Ireland's largest
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said the 190 layoffs at its main
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March. The company said it
expected to rehire some work-
ers for new jobs at its growing
software services division in Ire-
land.

Legal Notice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) AMALTEA FUND LIMITED is in dissolution under the provi-
sions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on October 20,,
2010 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered
by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Zakrit Services Ltd. of 2nd
Terrace West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company
are required on or before the 2nd day of December, 2010 to send
their names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to
the Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such debts
are proved.

October 21, 2010

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were not significantly low-
ered, and such a strategy is
best suited to “ensure our
long-term profitability.”
Robert Sands said the
IMPF’s report on the eco-
nomic outlook for the West-
ern Hemisphere - as it
relates to tourism in the
Bahamas - was based on
2009 data, and it is
“extremely important” con-
textually that regard be giv-
en to the fact that tourism
industry efforts have “result-
ed in higher year-to-date
growth in arrivals in 2010 in
the Bahamas than most of
regional competitors”.

Prices

This suggested that while
prices remained relatively
high, other promotional
steps enabled the Bahami-
an tourism industry to move
ahead of other countries in
relation to this key indica-
tor.

Meanwhile, Mr Sands said
the productivity issues that
the IMF report points to

nigh room rates is
(lelinerate strategy

with regard to the Bahamian
worker - the institution
revealing that productivity
levels have dropped by 20
per cent even as levels of
compensation has risen by
over 20 per cent - are an
acknowledged problem in
the tourism industry, which
“tremendous effort” is
attempting to address.

Mr Sands said he is “cau-
tiously optimistic” that over
the next decade the trend of
declining productivity

RBC, a leading North American financial institution,
is recruiting for the role of

Relationship
Manager

for their International Wealth Management division.

Description of role and key responsibilities:
- Foster a proactive relationship management approach

with clients and partners.

- Continuous-improvement approach to achieving a

superior client experience.

» Liaise with clients and advisors to determine needs,
objectives and solutions.

- Ensure that any new business gained is structured in a
manner that is most appropriate for the client.

- Achieve net annual increase in assets and revenues as
agreed with the Managing Director to help the group to
achieve superior net asset growth and optimised

profitability.

» Build the client base of the business through lead
generation from sources including internal and exter-
nal COI’s.

+ To participate in activities and implement initiatives in
order to increase the client base of the business and
resultant revenue generation.

* To keep up to date with all new planning opportunities
as well as key jurisdictional updates that may be
relevant to or enhance existing and potential client
relationships.

+ To be an enabler for our distribution network and
create activities that foster more business for the
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- Team player skills and behaviours essential to ensure
success and business acceptance.

Core skills and knowledge:

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This position offers opportunities for career
progression and appropriate training will be provided.
We offer an attractive compensation package, which
includes incentive bonuses and a comprehensive
health & benefits plan. Remuneration will be
commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested persons should apply by
Friday, October 29, 2010 to

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Attention: Human Resource Department

Via Email: shelly.mackey@rbc.com

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“Certainly as an industry we
have intentionally not lowered
rooms to the level of competi-
tors. However, while it would
now make us appear less com-
petitive, history has shown it is
important that we maintain rates
not only to ensure our long-term
survival and profitability.”



among Bahamian hotel
workers, in particular, can
be reversed and improved
through increased emphasis
on training. He said the
establishment of the Work-
force Development Unit in
the BHA three years ago is
part and parcel of this drive.

In its report on the eco-
nomic outlook for the West-
ern Hemisphere, released
Wednesday, the IMF
praised the Bahamas’ focus

Robert Sands

on tourism as an economic
model for the rest of the
Caribbean to emulate, sug-
gesting that a similar focus
by other countries could
result in an overall 4 per
cent uptick in economic
growth for the region.

The report said that rather
than encouraging volatility
of growth, dependency of
tourism “not only raises per
capita GDP growth but also
helps to reduce its volatili-

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of #22 BASS LANE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of

The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason
why registration/naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts
within twenty-eight days from the 21° day of October, 2010
to the Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship,

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ty.” The Bahamas, it added,
enjoyed the Caribbean’s sec-
ond highest share of US
arrivals between 2004 and
2007.

However, the report did
present the warnings on
Bahamian hotel room pric-
ing - and worker productiv-
ity - telling of how countries
like Jamaica and the
Dominican Republic low-
ered prices on account of the
recession and were able to
maintain their arrival levels
while countries like The
Bahamas saw a fall off.

Industry

Speaking of hotel prices,
Mr Sands said: “Certainly as
an industry we have inten-
tionally not lowered rooms
to the level of competitors.
However, while it would
now make us appear less
competitive, history has
shown it is important that
we maintain rates not only
to ensure our long-term sur-
vival and profitability.”

“We concur with the con-
clusions that a key challenge
for the region, and by exten-
sion for the Bahamas, cer-
tainly lies in strengthening
of our competitiveness and,
in 2010, thanks to the pri-
vate and public relationship,
we were able to address the
consumer price sensitivities
by not necessarily lowering
the cost of hotel rooms but
through lowering the cost of
flying here through the
Companion Flies Free pro-
gramme and many promo-
tions, including value-added
and a free room night to
broaden our appeal. We
were creative in the way we
were able to give value.”

The prudence of this strat-
egy, he suggested, could be

seen through analysis of
2010 rather than 2009 arrival
figures, which place the
Bahamas ahead of tourism
destinations regionally in
attracting visitors.

Mr Sands noted that due
consideration had to be giv-
en to the fact that the
expense of operating the
resorts in the Bahamas, and
the fact that “it is very diffi-
cult to get back to the values
that you would wish to sell
products for once you
reduce your rates”.

“So it’s important that we
be creative in the way the
destination is promoted at
the risk of losing some occu-
pancy but maintaining the
value of the product,” said
the BHA President.

With regard to the slump
in worker productivity over
a close to 20-year period, Mr
Sands said this was a prob-
lem “not only for the
Bahamas but for the entire
region” and one on which
the tourism industry has
placed “great emphasis”.

“Tt was for this reason that
we established the Work-
force Development Unit in
the BHA three years ago,
and we are working on num-
ber of education, certifica-
tion and scholarship pro-
grams and we acknowledged
this must be done. But there
is room for improved col-
laboration between stake-
holders in the industry - the
unions, government and
educational institutions - to
continue to address this par-
ticular challenge,” he added.

“Tam cautiously opti-
mistic that we will begin to
turn around this indicator
that has somewhat maligned
our industry,” he said.

In a final caveat for the
Bahamian tourism industry,
the IMF noted that a major
threat to our success within
the region in attracting US
tourists would be the open-
ing up of Cuba to that mar-
ket.

Mr Sands said that
“there’s no question” that
Cuba would draw many US
tourists if the embargo on
travel were lifted, but he is
confident the Bahamas’
“having been the profes-
sional tourism destination it
is with its various products,
amenities and attractions”,
well-established both as a
stopover and cruise destina-
tion, will “endure” this chal-
lenge when it arises.

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were not significantly low-
ered, and such a strategy is
best suited to “ensure our
long-term profitability.”
Robert Sands said the
IMPF’s report on the eco-
nomic outlook for the West-
ern Hemisphere - as it
relates to tourism in the
Bahamas - was based on
2009 data, and it is
“extremely important” con-
textually that regard be giv-
en to the fact that tourism
industry efforts have “result-
ed in higher year-to-date
growth in arrivals in 2010 in
the Bahamas than most of
regional competitors”.

Prices

This suggested that while
prices remained relatively
high, other promotional
steps enabled the Bahami-
an tourism industry to move
ahead of other countries in
relation to this key indica-
tor.

Meanwhile, Mr Sands said
the productivity issues that
the IMF report points to

nigh room rates is
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with regard to the Bahamian
worker - the institution
revealing that productivity
levels have dropped by 20
per cent even as levels of
compensation has risen by
over 20 per cent - are an
acknowledged problem in
the tourism industry, which
“tremendous effort” is
attempting to address.

Mr Sands said he is “cau-
tiously optimistic” that over
the next decade the trend of
declining productivity

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“Certainly as an industry we
have intentionally not lowered
rooms to the level of competi-
tors. However, while it would
now make us appear less com-
petitive, history has shown it is
important that we maintain rates
not only to ensure our long-term
survival and profitability.”



among Bahamian hotel
workers, in particular, can
be reversed and improved
through increased emphasis
on training. He said the
establishment of the Work-
force Development Unit in
the BHA three years ago is
part and parcel of this drive.

In its report on the eco-
nomic outlook for the West-
ern Hemisphere, released
Wednesday, the IMF
praised the Bahamas’ focus

Robert Sands

on tourism as an economic
model for the rest of the
Caribbean to emulate, sug-
gesting that a similar focus
by other countries could
result in an overall 4 per
cent uptick in economic
growth for the region.

The report said that rather
than encouraging volatility
of growth, dependency of
tourism “not only raises per
capita GDP growth but also
helps to reduce its volatili-

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ty.” The Bahamas, it added,
enjoyed the Caribbean’s sec-
ond highest share of US
arrivals between 2004 and
2007.

However, the report did
present the warnings on
Bahamian hotel room pric-
ing - and worker productiv-
ity - telling of how countries
like Jamaica and the
Dominican Republic low-
ered prices on account of the
recession and were able to
maintain their arrival levels
while countries like The
Bahamas saw a fall off.

Industry

Speaking of hotel prices,
Mr Sands said: “Certainly as
an industry we have inten-
tionally not lowered rooms
to the level of competitors.
However, while it would
now make us appear less
competitive, history has
shown it is important that
we maintain rates not only
to ensure our long-term sur-
vival and profitability.”

“We concur with the con-
clusions that a key challenge
for the region, and by exten-
sion for the Bahamas, cer-
tainly lies in strengthening
of our competitiveness and,
in 2010, thanks to the pri-
vate and public relationship,
we were able to address the
consumer price sensitivities
by not necessarily lowering
the cost of hotel rooms but
through lowering the cost of
flying here through the
Companion Flies Free pro-
gramme and many promo-
tions, including value-added
and a free room night to
broaden our appeal. We
were creative in the way we
were able to give value.”

The prudence of this strat-
egy, he suggested, could be

seen through analysis of
2010 rather than 2009 arrival
figures, which place the
Bahamas ahead of tourism
destinations regionally in
attracting visitors.

Mr Sands noted that due
consideration had to be giv-
en to the fact that the
expense of operating the
resorts in the Bahamas, and
the fact that “it is very diffi-
cult to get back to the values
that you would wish to sell
products for once you
reduce your rates”.

“So it’s important that we
be creative in the way the
destination is promoted at
the risk of losing some occu-
pancy but maintaining the
value of the product,” said
the BHA President.

With regard to the slump
in worker productivity over
a close to 20-year period, Mr
Sands said this was a prob-
lem “not only for the
Bahamas but for the entire
region” and one on which
the tourism industry has
placed “great emphasis”.

“Tt was for this reason that
we established the Work-
force Development Unit in
the BHA three years ago,
and we are working on num-
ber of education, certifica-
tion and scholarship pro-
grams and we acknowledged
this must be done. But there
is room for improved col-
laboration between stake-
holders in the industry - the
unions, government and
educational institutions - to
continue to address this par-
ticular challenge,” he added.

“Tam cautiously opti-
mistic that we will begin to
turn around this indicator
that has somewhat maligned
our industry,” he said.

In a final caveat for the
Bahamian tourism industry,
the IMF noted that a major
threat to our success within
the region in attracting US
tourists would be the open-
ing up of Cuba to that mar-
ket.

Mr Sands said that
“there’s no question” that
Cuba would draw many US
tourists if the embargo on
travel were lifted, but he is
confident the Bahamas’
“having been the profes-
sional tourism destination it
is with its various products,
amenities and attractions”,
well-established both as a
stopover and cruise destina-
tion, will “endure” this chal-
lenge when it arises.

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‘All walks of lite counterbalance’ to Paratiise Isl.

FROM page 1B

and complemented by ‘best in
class’ brands, which will make
the Bahamas the best tourist
destination.

“Tt puts the Bahamas in a
very positive position in terms
of attracting business to the des-
tination.”

Apart from the existing Sher-
aton and Wyndham brands, the
final resort line-up will include
Hyatt as the convention resort
operator/manager; Morgans
Hotel Group as the lifestyle
hotel brand; and Rosewood
Hotels & Resorts as the luxury
hotel brand. The only missing
component is still the casino
operator and casino hotel
brand.

Pointing out that all these
brands targeted a specific niche,
Mr Sands said the Wyndham
would be pitched as the ‘entry
level’ or lowest price point, with
Rosewood at the top end.

“We're
creating a
range of
choices at
a range of
price
points,
which is a
unique
offering
by Baha
Mar,” Mr
Sands
said, “different price points to
attract those customers.

“The best chance of success
for a destination is to have a
huge amount of amenities and
range of things to do. We have
price points that appeal to all
income levels and all walks of
life.”

As a result, Baha Mar’s
appeal would transcend differ-
ent demographic groups, cov-
ering the likes of young families
and the so-called Baby
Boomers. Mr Sands added that
the variety of resort brands and

DON
ROBINSON

amenities would also target
cruise passengers on day passes,
much as Atlantis has success-
fully done, with the aim of con-
verting them into future
stopover visitors.

Completion

Baha Mar’s completion of its
resort brand lineup comes amid
the ongoing controversy sur-
rounding the $2.6 billion pro-
ject, particularly Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham’s cool
response to it, and - even if the
Government approves it -
whether it will deliver the eco-
nomic/social benefits promised.

It appears that much will
hinge on the Prime Minister’s
impending trip to China, during
which he will meet with Baha
Mar’s construction/equity and
financing partners, China State
Construction and China
Export-Import Bank. It is also
likely that he will attempt to

‘Growing concern’ on informal lenders

FROM page 1B

due to the number of Bahamians attracted to
these businesses.

Acknowledging that the situation posed a
risk to the Bahamas’ jurisdictional reputation,
Mr Ward said the Securities Commission
decided to permit a 30-day compliance exten-
sion after realising that not all persons/firms
concerned were aware of the initial notice and
deadline.

“We realised that persons may need more
time to report,” he told Tribune Business.
“There were some people aware of the notice,
and some people who were not aware that
they had to take the steps outlined in the
notice, so we felt it would be best to give per-
sons more time to come and respond to it.

“Some persons have already reported to the
Commission, so it has had an initial effect.”
When asked how many unlicensed operators
had responded to the regulator’s promptings,
Mr Ward said: “We’ve had about five at least,
maybe more, because I’ve not been in all the
meetings.”

As for the business niches these entities
were operating in, Mr Ward added: “They’ve
been involved with money lending, mortgage
broking mainly.”

Acknowledging that unlicensed money lend-
ing/broking activities carried significant repu-
tational risk for the Bahamas and its financial

services industry, Mr Ward said: “It would
certainly be of importance to us from that
standpoint, if only that. From our own per-
spective, it is an area, because of how it is
growing, that ought to be regulated.

“Given the number of persons that are oper-
ating in this area, it is of significant impor-
tance. It is of significant importance in terms of
persons going to these operations and busi-
nesses, and it is a growing area of concern to
us.”

In announcing the 30-day extension, the
Securities Commission said failure to report to
the regulator by that deadline would result in
any remaining unlicensed entities facing crim-
inal prosecution.

“The Inspector would like to point out that
while persons have been reporting, the time
has been extended to give more persons the
opportunity to report and become regularised
under the Act,” the Securities Commission
said. “Persons whose business activities include
the promotion of get-rich-quick schemes, ponzi
schemes or deploy any scheme that places the
investing public in harm’s way, should know
that if discovered by the Inspector, they will be
reported to the police for criminal prosecu-
tion and dealt with to the full extent of the
law. The Inspector assures the general public
that it remains resolute in its efforts to protect
the public from persons who seek to operate
outside the confines of the law.”

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meet with senior Chinese lead-
ers, who are the ones that real-
ly call the shots at the two state-
owned companies.

During these meetings, it
seems as if the Prime Minister
will attempt to persuade Baha
Mar’s partners to modify their
demands for 8,000-plus Chinese
work permits, something he has
said his government will not
budge on. He is also likely to
implore the Chinese to do the
project in stages, making it
“digestable” for the Bahamas,
rather than doing it all at once.

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look to rework the final terms
of any new agreement with
Baha Mar, since the land trans-
fer dates contained in the 2008
supplemental Heads of Agree-
ment between the two sides
have expired, the developer
having failed to fulfil its condi-
tions precedent within the spec-
ified timeframe.

In the meantime, Baha Mar
is pressing gamely ahead with

its plans, and the attraction of
hotel brands such as Hyatt and
Rosewood certainly appears to
be a vote of confidence in the
Bahamas’ prospects as a tourist
destination.

Attractive

Don Robinson, president of
Baha Mar Ltd, told Tribune
Business that the Cable Beach
redevelopment had proven
especially attractive to hotel
operators, since there were few
other projects of its scale - and
with a top location to boot -
going on in the world.

“T can tell you that these
brands are extremely excited
about this project,” Mr Robin-
son said. “When you look at
things, there is not a lot of
development in the world, and
brands have to grow. There’s
not a lot of development out
there that suits their style. With
a new build and exotic location

like the Bahamas, they’re just
thrilled to be part of this.”

As for Baha Mar’s current
two Cable Beach resorts, Mr
Robinson told Tribune Busi-
ness that the Sheraton was
“starting to ramp up” after
coming out of the traditionally
slow September season, and
was “looking good for the rest
of the year”.

Mr Sands added that both it
and the Wyndham were meet-
ing, and in some cases exceed-
ing, the average Bahamian
resort industry benchmarks.

While the Sheraton was “giv-
ing us the type of reservations
we’re looking for”, Mr Sands
added: “The Wyndham is more
challenging, but we’ve seen
improvements in its perfor-
mance year-over-year. We’ve
done some things to make that
happen, and expect it to come
in above forecast at the end of
the year.”

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DEREK GATOPOULOS,
Associated Press Writer
ATHENS, Greece

Greece's prime minister said
Wednesday his government will
not impose further wage or
pension cuts, or increae taxes,
as a result of an expected
upward revision to the budget
deficit. George Papandreou
said the Greek people had
already made "unprecedented
sacrifices.”

Greece is battling to slash
overspending and improve pub-
lic finances after being rescued
from the brink of bankruptcy
this year by loans from Euro-
pean countries and the Inter-
national Monetary Fund worth
2110 billion ($152 billion) over
three years. The European
Union's statistics agency, Euro-
stat, is to revise Greece's deficit
and debt figures for 2006-2009
— making Athens' ambitious
deficit-reduction targets harder
to reach. The deficit for 2009
is expected to rise to about 15
percent of gross domestic prod-
uct or higher from the current
projection of 13.6 percent,
according to estimates by
Greek authorities.

EU officials said this week
that Eurostat had planned to
announce the revision Friday
but could delay the announce-
ment until mid-November.

On Monday, EU finance
commissioner Olli Rehn said
Greece "may require some
additional measures of fiscal
consolidation in order to stick
to (its) fiscal targets.”

But Papandreou — who's
year-old Socialist government
faces municipal elections next
month — insisted Greece will
meet its deficit reduction tar-
gets in 2010 without additional
austerity measures for average
Greeks.

"I repeat that, whatever hap-
pens, there will be no addition-
al burden placed on wage earn-
ers and pensioners. There will
be no additional increase in tax
rates beyond the ones we have
already committed to making,”
Papandreou said. "We will
meet our commitments,
because this is a matter for sur-

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010, PAGE 9B

a =~) =
Greece: deficit revision

won't cause new wage cuts

vival for the country, but that is
as far as we will go. Everyone
must understand that the Greek
people have made unprece-
dented sacrifices."

Greece remains on target to
meet its deficit-reduction tar-
gets in 2010, according to data

a
(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
DEMOCRACY IN ACTION: Greece’s Socialist Prime Minister George
Papandreou casts his ballot in a vote for a new leadership of his par-
ty’s parliamentary group in Athens on Monday,Oct. 4, 2010. The
Greek government is expected to propose more austerity measures
when it submits its budget for 2011 on Monday, in an attempt to fur-
ther trim the deficit and meet targets set by an international bailout.

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UK govt
Stakes its
future on
austerity

strategy

DAVID STRINGER,
Associated Press Writer
LONDON

Fighting record debt, the
British government on Wednes-
day outlined the largest cuts to
public spending since World
War II — slashing benefits and
thousands of public sector jobs
with an austerity plan aimed at
restoring the nation's finances.

After the country spent bil-
lions bailing out indebted
banks, and suffered a squeeze
on tax revenue and an increase
in welfare bills, Treasury chie
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coalition government's future
on tough economic remedies.

Osborne confirmed there
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All offers should be forwarded in writing in sealed envelope, addressed
to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O. Box N-7549,
Nassau, Bahamas and marked “Tender 3274. All offers must be received
by the close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 29" October, 2010.








NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“All THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No. 32 situate in
Kennedy Subdivision situate in the Southern district of the Island
of New Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas. Situated thereon is a single family residence consisting of

(3) Bedrooms, (2) Bathrooms.

Property Size: 3,488 sq. ft
Building Size: 1,122 sq. ft

This property 1s being sold under Power of Sale contained in a
Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS
LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O. Box
N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked “Tender 2701”. All offers
must be received by the close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 29"

October, 2010.

British state by slashing gov-
ernment jobs and programs.

"We've seen people cheer-
ing the deepest cuts to public
spending in living memory,” he
told parliament.

Osborne insisted Britain's
richest would bear the greatest
burden of tax rises and welfare
cuts, citing changes that will see
about 1.5 million better off fam-
ilies lose child benefit pay-
ments. However, poorer
Britons will have housing pay-
ments and about a dozen other
benefits restricted.

While many ordinary Britons
will lose out, Osborne con-
firmed a temporary levy on
bank balance sheets will be
made permanent, potentially
raising billions of pounds (dol-
lars). "We will extract the max-
imum sustainable taxes from
the banking system," Osborne
said.

Spending on health, educa-
tion and overseas aid will be
maintained at current levels or
increased, while major trans-
port projects and a 1 billion
($1.6 billion) plan to showcase
carbon capture and storage
technology will go ahead.



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TALKING TOUGH: In this screen grab from the House of Commons,



British Chancellor George Osborne, centre, delivers the Compre-
hensive Spending Review, in London. Wednesday Oct. 20, 2010.

But Osborne said almost all
other areas of government must
make savings — though depart-
ments faced average cuts of 19
percent to their budgets, not
the 25 percent feared.

Some critics believe the gov-
ernment could have chosen to
clear Britain's debts at a slower
pace, protecting public sector
jobs. They accuse Osborne of
an ideological commitment to
small government and using the
chance presented by the eco-
nomic issues to carry it out.

NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“All THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No. 3559/60
situate in Sir Lynden Pindling Estates Subdivision situate mn the
Southern District of the Island of New Providence one of the islands
of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon 1s a single
family residence consisting of (2) Bedrooms (2) Bathrooms.

Property Size: 5,057 sq. ft
Building Size: 1,031 sq. ft

This property 1s being sold under Power of Sale contained in a
Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS

LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O. Box
N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked “Tender 4024”. All offers
must be received by the close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 29%

October, 2010.

NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“All THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No. 318 situate in
Flamingo Gardens Subdivision situate in the Western District of the
Island of New Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth
of the Bahamas. Situated thereon 1s a single family residence
consisting of (3) Bedrooms and (1) Bathroom.

Property Size: 5,000 sq. ft
Building Size: 935 sq. ft

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in a
Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS

LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O. Box
N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked “Tender 3161”. All offers
must be received by the close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 29"

October, 2010.

"This spending review will
throw a generation of people
on the scrap heap," said Mark
Serwotka, general secretary of
the Public and Commercial Ser-
vices labor union. "These cuts
are a political choice."

Osborne confirmed the polic-
ing budget will fall by 4 percent
a year — part of an overall 23
percent cut to Home Office's
resource spending. The Asso-
ciation of Chief Police Officers
said Britain would have fewer
police as a result.

In one of the most significant
proposals, Osborne said the
state pension age for men and
women will rise to 66 by 2020,
four years earlier than planned.
It will alter retirement plans for
5 million people, but save 5 bil-
lion pounds ($7.8 billion) a year
once it comes into effect.

Members of the public across
Britain were anxiously exam-
ining the details, fearing the
impact on jobs and services —
particularly in areas of northern
England which are heavily
dependent on public sector
employment.

In the southern London dis-
trict of Croydon on Tuesday, a
group of seniors discussed the
cuts at a government-funded
community group already
struggling with budget con-
straints.

Eileen Dean, an 83-year-old
retiree, worried what young
and old alike would do if
Osborne's plans forces the
group to close. "The kids aren't
going to have anything to do,
it'll be back to playing football
in the streets and breaking win-
dows," she said. "I might have
to join them.”

Britain's 85-year-old former
leader Margaret Thatcher was
among others debating the
plans — her son said — despite



(AP Photo/Lennart Preiss)
CONFRONTATION: Protestors clash with police during a demonstration against the spending cuts in London, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010. Britain’s
Treasury chief George Osborne said Wednesday the country’s government will make the largest cuts to public spending since World War Il,
slashing benefits and public sector jobs in a five-year austerity plan.

being sent to hospital on Tues-
day following a bout of flu.

Thatcher's successor, David
Cameron, on Tuesday
announced an 8 percent cut to
the annual 37 billion pound
($59 billion) defense budget
over four years, though he
insisted Britain would properly
fund the mission in
Afghanistan.

Osborne promised Britain
would have the resources to
tackle terrorism and to protect
the 2012 London summer
Olympic Games, but confirmed
the country's spy agencies will
be asked to make savings.

Despite a 650 million pounds
($1.03 billion) package for new
cyber terrorism defenses,
Britain's three major intelli-
gence agencies face about a 7.5
percent cut over five years.
They share an annual budget
of about 2 billion pounds ($3.2
billion), though the government
never discloses the share given
to each agency.

Hundreds of London-based
diplomats are likely to lose their
jobs under a 24 percent cut to
the foreign ministry's resource
budget, while the British
Broadcasting Corp. must take
on the full costs of running the
World Service — previously
subsidized by the Foreign
Office.

Still, despite the cuts to
domestic spending, Britain will
still meet a U.N. target to spend
0.7 percent of gross national
income on overseas aid by 2013.

"Even in these difficult times,
we will honor the promise we
made to some of the very poor-
est people in the world,"
Osborne said. However, some
analysts predicted the public
may demand aid spending is
reduced, as they cope with
hardships.

Recent surveys and protests
suggest many Britons are
uneasy about the spending cuts.
On Tuesday, hundreds of labor
union members marched to
Parliament — and a handful of
climate campaigners climbed
atop the Treasury building —
to oppose Osborne's plans.

Hilary Green, a 58-year-old
lawyer, said cuts to police
departments would be a wor-
ty. “I'd definitely have more
police than a lower national
debt," she said, in the lobby of
London's King's Cross rail sta-
tion. "They should focus on
taking away desk jobs, not retir-
ing people from the front lines."

NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“All THAT” picce parcel or lot of land bemg Lot No. 19 & 20 situate in
Kool Acres Subdivision situate in the Eastern District of the Island of New
Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated
thereon 1s a triplex apartment with each unit consisting of (2) Bedrooms and
1 Bathroom; a cottage consisting of (1) Bedroom and (1) Bathroom; a duplex
apartment with each unit consisting of (2) Bedrooms (1) Bathroom, and a
cottage consisting of (2) Bedrooms and (2) Bathrooms.

Property Size: 13,231sq. ft
Building Sizes: 2,840 sq. ft (Triplex)
396 sq. ft (Cottage 1)

1, 378 sq. ft (Duplex)

1,468 sq. ft (Cottage 2)

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in a Mortgage to
FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in sealed envelope, addressed to
the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, RO. Box N-7549, Nassau,
Bahamas and marked “Tender 3187”. All offers must be received by the
close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 29" October, 2010.



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Those gains "helped create a
more constructive tone for the
trade this morning,” said Nick
Kalivas, an equity analyst for
MF Global.

The fact that China raised
interest without leading to a
drop in stock prices "was a
sign of strength,” said Sandy
Mehta, a portfolio manger in
Value Investment Principals
who is based in Hong Kong.
"Raising rates show that they
have confidence in their econ-
omy and it continues to grow
strongly."

The Dow Jones industrial
average rose 146.94, or 1.2
percent, to 11,125.56. The
broader Standard and Poor's
500 index was up 14.3, or 1.2
percent, to 1,180.16, and the
technology-focused Nasdaq
composite index was up 25.7,
or 1.1 percent, to 2,462.67.

Delta rose 11.1 percent
after the company announced
a profit driven by a 19 per-
cent jump in passenger rev-
enue. That helped push shares
of competitors like Jet Blue
and Southwest Airlines up
more than 3 percent.

Boeing rose 2.2 percent
after the aircraft manufactur-
er raised its profit forecast for
the year and said that it
expects to sell more commer-
cial airplanes. Boeing was the
top performer among the 30
companies in the Dow.

Every component of the
Standard and Poor's 500
showed gains. Financials were
the weakest as investors con-
tinue to question what the
impact will be over reports
that the New York Federal
Reserve will join institutional
bond holders in an effort to
force Bank of America Corp.
to repurchase billions of dol-
lars in mortgage bonds issued
by Countrywide Financial,
which BofA purchased in
2008. The North Carolina
bank was down 18 cents, or







INTERNATIONAL
BUSINESS

1.5 percent, to $11.63.

Before the market opened,
San Francisco bank Wells
Fargo & Co. announced that
it beat profit forecasts but
missed slightly on revenues,
while Morgan Stanley report-
ed a loss of 7 cents per share
on special charges. Shares of
Wells Fargo were up $1.34,
or 5.5 percent, at $25.90.
Shares of Morgan Stanley
edged up 9 cents to $25.52.

Traders will get more
insight into the U.S. econo-
my later Wednesday when the
Federal Reserve issues its
beige book report, which
breaks down the health of the
economy by region.

West Coast Internet com-
panies eBay Inc. and Netflix
Inc. will report results after
the market closes.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng
index fell 0.9 percent. The
Euro Stoxx 50 index of blue-
chip companies in Europe
rose 0.2 percent. The dollar
fell a little more than 1 per-
cent against a broad basket
of currenices. Bond prices
traded in a tight range. The
yield on the benchmark 10-
year Treasury note, which
moves opposite its price, fell
to 2.46 percent from 2.48 per-
cent late Tuesday.

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DAVID KOENIG,
AP Airlines Writer
DALLAS

Airlines can't control the
economy, but by limiting the
number of seats for sale they
are pushing up fares and earn-
ing their biggest profits in three
years.

Delta, US Airways and the
parent of American Airlines all
posted higher-than-expected
earnings for the peak summer
travel season. They were
helped by rapid growth in inter-
national traffic and a budding
recovery in corporate travel.
Delta gave an upbeat outlook
for the upcoming holidays.

Investors rewarded the com-
panies by driving airline stocks
sharply higher.

Delta shares climbed more
than 10 percent to $12.91,
American parent AMR Corp
rose 8 percent to $7.04, and US
Airways Group Inc. rose 6.5
percent to $10.74 in afternoon
trading.

Fuel

When fuel prices soared and
then the global economy
slowed, airlines grounded
planes and cut flights. They've
restored some of those cuts this
year, but not all of them, leav-
ing fewer available seats than
existed in 2008.

That's helped the airlines
boost fares. American said pas-
senger yield, or the average fare
per mile, rose nearly 11 percent
compared with last summer.

The biggest airlines — the
ones that fly all over the world
— are also benefiting now that
international travel is growing
much more rapidly than traffic
within the U.S. Delta Air Lines
Inc. increased its presence in
Asia when it bought Northwest
Airlines, and it has added a
dozen new nonstop trans-Pacif-
ic routes since 2008. Those
moves paid huge dividends this
summer. Now the biggest USS.
airline to Asia, Delta made 54
percent more money from pas-
sengers on those flights than it
did a year ago. Revenue from
flights to and from Europe
jumped by 25 percent.

American and United hope
to cash in too, as both have
recently announced plans to fly
between Los Angeles and
Shanghai, China.

They would take on China
Eastern Airlines, which already
flies the route.

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US pressures China on currency

MARTIN CRUTSINGER,
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON

The Obama administration
is Increasing pressure on China
to move more quickly with
allowing its currency to rise in
value against the dollar.

A senior Treasury Depart-
ment official told reporters
Wednesday the currency issue
would be a major topic at week-
end meetings in South Korea
of finance officials from the
Group of 20 major economies.
"When large economies with
undervalued exchange rates act
to keep their currencies from
appreciating, it compels other
countries to do the same," the
official said. "It is bad for the
system, bad for all of us."

The official spoke under
ground rules that did not permit
identification by name in
advance of the G-20 meetings.

Competitive

The administration wants the
Chinese currency to appreciate
to make U.S. products more
competitive overseas and boost
USS. manufacturing jobs.

Treasury Secretary Timothy
Geithner and other U.S. offi-
cials have been increasing pres-
sure in recent weeks in advance
of Nov. 2 congressional elec-
tions. The weak economy and
high unemployment have been
major issues on voters’ minds.

Geithner and Federal
Reserve Chairman Ben
Bernanke will attend meetings
Friday and Saturday in South
Korea. The group includes tra-
ditional economic powers such
as the United States, Germany
and Japan and fast-growing
economies such as China and
India.

The talks among the finance
ministers and central bank pres-
idents will help set the agenda
for a Nov. 11-12 summit of G-
20 leaders. President Barack
Obama and the other heads of
state will attend the summit.

"Advancing the pace and
effectiveness of global rebal-
ancing will be the dominant pri-
ority going into these meet-



INTERNATIONAL
BUSINESS

Wednesday.

The trade gap with China is
the largest that the United
States runs with any country.
U.S. manufacturers contend
that a major reason for that is
the Chinese currency is under-
valued by as much as 40 per-
cent.

That makes Chinese goods
cheaper for U.S. consumers,
and U.S. products more expen-
sive in China.

China's currency has been
tightly linked to the dollar.

In June, before a G-20 sum-
mit in Toronto, China
announced that it would allow
more flexibility to let the cur-
rency rise.

However, since that time, it
has risen by less than 3 percent.
Last Friday, the administration
delayed issuing a report
required by Congress that notes
which countries are manipulat-
ing their currencies.

Instead, officials praised the
recent appreciation of the yuan
but said it needed to continue.
They said the currency report
would not be issued until after
the G-20 talks.

On Wednesday the Treasury
official said the G-20 discus-
sions would examine ways to
make progress in reducing
trade imbalances.

But the official refused to say
whether the United States
would support inclusion of a
specific limit — such as 4 per-
cent of a country's total econo-



(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

APPLYING PRESSURE: President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the Rose Garden to highlight a new report on the impact of his $50
billion infrastructure-investment proposal, Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at the White House in Washington. Joining Obama, from left to right, are:
Secretary of Treasury Timonthy Geithner, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, and Gov. Ed Rendell, D-Penn.



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ness District, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. China has told its biggest banks to increase reserves in a new move to control lending, news reports

ings," the Treasury official said â„¢y for deficits and surpluses. said Tuesday, as Beijing tries to cool inflation and housing prices without derailing its recovery from the global slump.

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CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Public 1s hereby notified that a Public Auction will be conducted by
lne Customs Department on un-entered goods at the place and times listed
below:

Customs Warehouse No.5 Lucayan Harbour, Freeport, Grand Bahama
F105" November, 2010at 10 am to 4pm.

The above goods will be sold under the Provision of Section 43 of The
Customs Management Act

A list of the goods to be auctioned can be viewed at Customs Warehouse
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The right i reserved to acceptor reject any oral bids tendered,

Signed:
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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
NOTICE

COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP PLAN

UNITED KINGDOM AWARDS 2011

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for scholarships tenable in the United Kingdam
under the Commenwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan commencing, October 2011.

The scholarships are intended for doctoral Study onty. This includes both three (3) year avwands and “split-site’
awards for thase wishing to spend one year in the UK, as part of a doctoral study at a University in the home
COMMIT,

Candidates should hold, by October 2011 a first degree of upper second class Honours standard (or
abovel: or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification, which will nemnally bea
maxsher’s degrer.

VALUE OF AWARD
The scholarships are intended to cover the expenses of travel, living and study and include

[al approwed airfare to the United Kingdom by the most direct and economical route and return on
expiry of the scholarship (a scholar’s dependents are rot eligabieh;

fb) a personal maintenance allowance of £028 per month: (E1024 per month for those studying
at institutions in the London letropolitan area;

[c) Approved tuition and examination fees;

(id) a grant towards the eapendes of preparing 4 thesis or dissertation where applicable,

(ejan Initial arrival allowance, incorporating an initial clothing grant for scholars from: tropical countries;
(fh a grant for expenses for approved study trawel within the UK or overseas

igla grant towards feldwork costs for those scholars for whom a case has been made for fieldwork outside
the Linited Kingdom. This shall net normally exceed ane economy class return airfare to the field- wark
location:

(h) 4 paid mid-tenm fare to their hame country for scholars.on three year doctoral awards Scholars for
whonn fieldwork fares are provided to thelr home country shall not be entitled to a mid term fare home, nor
scholars whe have daimed (or intend to claim) spouse or chad alkowances for more than 12 months during
their aveard:

fi for married scholars selected for awards exceeding one academic year, a marriage allowance of £220
per monthis payable provided that the hushand and wife are residing Tagetner at the same ackiress
in the United Kingdam. lt is not pak when a husband or wile af the scholar is alsa.a recipient of an
award. For such manied couples accompanied by thelr children, a child allowance is payable at the rate of
£136 per month for the first child and £106 for the second and third child under the age of 16, provided
they are residing with their parents;

Irrespective of the length of the award, a scholar who is widowred, divorced of a lone parent, will receive an
allowance in respect of the first accompanying child and child allowances for the second and third accom-
panying children.

Further details, application forms and Prospectus may be obtained fram the Scholarship and Educationa
Loan Division of the Ministry of Education, Shirley Street of Conumonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship
Plan intemational website at: weanw,.cscuk.org.ukapphy'developedcommonwealthscholarshipsasp

Applicatians should be returned ta peach the Scholarship and Educational Loan Division, Minestry of
Education, Pick Box N-3973, no later than 19 November 2010, Application foes recelwed after this date will
not be considered Scholarship and Educational Loan Division -

27 September, 2010



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(AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
JUICY NEW VERSION: Apple CEO Steve Jobs speaks at an Apple event
at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010,
announcing a new version of iLife, Apple Inc.’s programs for managing
photos, editing videos and other tasks.

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NOTICE

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Bahamas Bar Council will hear
an application by Mr. Leon
Smith for restoration to the
roll, pursuant to section 41(1)
of the legal profession act on
Friday, 22nd October 2010 at
3 p.m. supreme court building
Bank Lane, Nassau N.P.

Members of the bar and any
persons having objections or
would like to make represen-
tation are urged to attend the
hearing.



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Air ultralight laptops





(AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

JUST THE JOBS: Apple CEO Steve Jobs talks about the new Apple Macbook Air laptop at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Wednes-

day, Oct. 20, 2010.

JORDAN ROBERTSON,
AP Technology Writer
CUPERTINO, California

Apple Inc. unveiled new
MacBook Air ultralight laptops
and offered a few glimpses of
its new Mac operating system
software Wednesday.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs intro-
duced the two new MacBook
Air models, saying, "We asked
ourselves: What would happen
if a MacBook and an 1Pad
hooked up?"

One of the new laptops has a
screen that's 13.3 inches (33.8
centimeters) diagonally.

The second has an 11.6-inch
(29.4-centimeter) screen.

Like the past generation, the
MacBook Air can't read CDs
or DVDs. This generation also
doesn't have a hard disk drive.
Instead, it uses all flash memo-
ry, like the iPhone does.

The larger MacBook Air is
0.68 inches (1.73 centimeters)
at its thickest point and weighs

Stimulus spending looms

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hours. The smaller one weighs
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short walk from the Denver
museum where Obama signed
into law the most sweeping U.S.
economic package.

Customers savoring fried
chicken and cornbread roll
their eyes when asked whether
the stimulus made a difference.



gigabytes. The larger one costs
$1,299 with 128 gigabytes or
$1,599 with 256 gigabytes.

Apple also announced a new
version of its operating system,
called Mac OS X Lion, that will
include a store for Mac soft-
ware. It's similar to the iTunes
store that sells apps for iPhone,
iPod Touch and iPad.

Other Lion features mimic
those on the iPhone or iPad.
Mac users can move from the
main desktop to a "dashboard"
filled with widgets by swiping a
multitouch mouse or trackpad.
People can drag one program
icon on top of another to create
a new folder.

Lion is expected during sum-
mer 2011. Apple didn't say how
much it would cost.

The company is also adding
FaceTime video chatting to
Macs, a feature that debuted
this summer on the iPhone 4.

And the company demon-
strated the new version of iLife,
its programs for managing pho-

large in the

"Are you kidding?” said
Donn Headley Sr., a 61-year-
old whose heating and air con-
ditioning company closed last
year because for lack of busi-
ness.

Owner Priscilla Smith said
she is an Obama fan but does
not think the stimulus helped
business. People are eating out
less, and except for a new beau-
ty parlor next door, there's not
a lot of additional shops pop-
ping up on her busy street.

"The jury's still out on the
stimulus for me, I guess," Smith
said. "I don't see it directly —
not yet, anyway."

More worrisome for Democ-

tos, editing videos and music
and doing other tasks.

Apple is adding more ties
between its iPhoto program and
the popular social networking
site Facebook. When people
look at pictures they've pub-
lished on Facebook, iPhoto dis-
plays comments friends made
on that site.

Other new features include
the ability to manage photos in
a full-screen view, slick new
slideshow templates and the
ability to e-mail customized
photo-postcards from iPhoto.

In iMovie, Apple improved
audio editing and the ability to
easily piece together movie
trailers.

ILife '11 comes installed on
new Macs and can be pur-
chased as an upgrade for $49
starting Wednesday. The pre-
vious 2009 version cost $30
more.

Apple's stock edged up $2.90
to $312.39 in afternoon trading.

US elections

rats are voters like Kendra Jass-
mann, a 44-year-old mother of
two in the Denver suburb of
Aurora, who received stimulus
money to help with rent after
she was injured and had to quit
work. A few months after a
local charity started helping
with her rent, the charity told
her its stimulus money had run
out and she was on her own.

Jassmann says she may be
homeless by Christmas.

"T thought the stimulus was
going to help," Jassmann said
as she packed boxes. "I see the
banks, the rich people, getting
help, but I don't see us getting
it. It's unbelievable.”

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As we seek to “live right” and to live in the truth, let those of us

who call ourselves Christians clean up our act. That means a
change for some of us: We need to treat people better.



A call for personal .

responsibilit

By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Features Editor

nglican Bishop Laish Boyd

charged Bahamians and

Turks and Cacios Islanders

o a higher level of personal

responsibility in his opening charge
to the 110th session of the opening
of the Synod of the Anglican
Diocese of The Bahamas and The
Turks and Caicos Islands.

In his sermon at Christ Church
Cathedral on Monday evening, Bishop
Boyd noted that Bahamians cannot rely
solely on the government and the private
sector to solve the country’s economic
problems.

“No government alone can build a
sound economic future. It takes the gov-
ernment, the private sector, small business
and ordinary citizens. Albany, Kerzner,
Baha Mar are not the economic saviours
of this country. They all have their merit
and their part to play but ordinary
Bahamians and ‘Turks and Caicos
Islanders, small businesses and big busi-
nesses, governments and NGO's, churches
and civic organisations need to cut spend-
ing, save more and take measures that will
build a solid foundation for the future, the
bishop said.

He added that people have to take con-
trol of their personal finances by saving
more and spending less and for employers
to be fair to their workers and workers to
give the service for which they are being
paid.

“There are many good workers in the
Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos
Islands, but there are too many slackers,
who act as if they are doing their employ-
er and their job a favour by turning up.
There are too many workers who want
something for nothing.”

Discussing crime, Bishop Boyd noted
that while most people want someone else
to “ deal with and stop crime,” they them-
selves are unwiling to address the prob-
lem.

“They demand it of the government, the
police, the church, the Ministry of
Education and others. Now all of the
above entities have a part to play, and all
of the above can do better than they are
doing, but these entities cannot solve
crime by themselves. They all need peo-

BISHOP LAISH BOYD

ple, ordinary Bahamians
and Turks and Caicos
Islanders, to help them:
because it is people who
commit crime, people
who know about crimes,
people who turn a blind
eye to crime, people who
cloak their children,
friends and loved ones
who commit crime, peo-
ple who are prepared to
be dishonest, people who
use fighting words and
encourage revenge rather
than encouraging some-
one to take the high road
and to “let it go” rather
than follow it up. No gov-
ernment, police force,
church or government
ministry can overcome
this unless the people
want it to be better. And
that is the responsibility
of every citizen.”

Further Bishop Boyd
stressed that Anglicans
and the wider Christian community must
do more to increase their witness to the
world.

“Let us seek to live our example. Too
many of us live lives that are in conflict
with our church involvement and our
ministry. We profess one thing but our
living says something else. Saying that
we are Anglicans, Baptists or
Pentecostals is not good enough because
that alone does not make us the kind of
Christian we should be. Being a
Christian is about a personal relationship
with God that spills over into how we
behave, the way we live, the way we hon-
our and treat others, the way we put the
gospel into action.

“As we seek to “live right” and to live
in the truth, let those of us who call our-
selves Christians clean up our act. That
means a change for some of us: We need
to treat people better.”

He said this means that some people
may need to stop “ going or sleeping at
the places they go to, and the need to
stop “ loose” living, back bitting and gos-
siping and the excessive use of alcohol.

Speaking to his Turks and Caicos
members, the bishop said that the dio-
cese remains concerned about the chal-
lenges facing the islands.



PERSONAL ACCOUNT: Bishop Boyd
noted that Bahamians cannot rely
solely on the government and the
private sector to solve the country’s
economic problems. for her

ibility

“As you know, the
British Government
suspended the territo-
ry's constitution last
year as a result of
alleged financial and
procedural irregulari-
ties on the part of some
elected officials and
civil servants. This sus-
pension and the ensuing
investigation continue
to cause alarm, uncer-
tainty and embarrass-
ment among Turks and
Caicos Islanders. It is a
very trying period in the
territory's life. We truly
sympathise and offer
encouragement. But we
have to realise that the
British government is
also in a pickle.

“That government is
ultimately responsible
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remaining dependent

territories, and, at the
end of the day, the citizens of these terri-
tories ultimately look to that government
to make up every deficit. They demand
that “Mother England” be there for them
- and so they should. So that government
now finds itself faced with a mess that it
did not create and must exercise its best
stewardship in getting to the bottom of it.
Not a good position to be in at all.

“I encourage patience and forbearance
on the part of all concerned. Pursue hon-
esty, justice and right procedure, trans-
parency and accountability. At the end
of the day, this is what is best for the ter-
ritory, for those who have power, for
those who think that they have power,
for those who would like to have power,
and for those who simply want to live in
peace and righteousness - this is what is
best for everyone.”

The Synod is the highest decision-mak-
ing body in the local Anglican Diocese and
is made up of the Diocesan Bishop, all
active Clergy and two lay delegates from
every Parish. Synod is comprised of more
than 150 persons who meet to deliberate
on the affairs of the Diocese.

The Diocese is made up of 25 islands, 21
in The Bahamas and four in the Turks and
Caicos Islands. There are 96 active congre-
gations divided into 46 parishes.

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The Bethel's Restoration Revival
Center presents ‘Restoration 2010'

By ALESHA CADET
Tribune Features Reporter

HE Bethel’s Restoration
"Teena Center comes togeth-

er to invite one and all to
attend “Restoration 2010” which
will feature Florida based pastors
Zachary Tims and Jonathan
Miller.

The event will take place at The
Bethel's Restoration Revival Center on
Thursday, October 28, starting at 7.30pm.
Organisers said this year's revival is in
light of the misfortunes that has happened
in the nation lately.

Pastor Zachary Tims is an American
Christian evangelist who is also an inspira-
tional speaker, and co-pastor of the New
Destiny Christian Center in Orlando,
Florida. Pastor Tims is a featured host on
TBS and has a powerful testimony after
being freed from drug addiction.

According to the New Destiny Christian
Center's website, through Pastor Tim's
passion to touch lives the church has been
a blessing to countless thousands through
its major outreach crusades.

Also scheduled to speak is Pastor
Johnathan Miller of New Beginnings
Healing Center in Orlando. He is a young
30-year-old-minister with a powerful heal-
ing ministry.

According to Leonora Sands, the senior

THREE things that are guaranteed
to rob you of your peace, joy and trust
in the Lord are common predators that
can stalk us every day: anger, anguish
and anxiety. Have you been robbed?

Anger is such an insidious emotion
that can begin innocently as a mild irri-
tation and fester into hatred, bitter-
ness, violence and revenge. We have a
right to object to injustice and cruelty
but it is very easy to become as guilty
as the perpetrators of the crime if we
resort to the same actions. Psalm 37:8
is very helpful in this regard: “Refrain
from anger and turn from wrath; do
not fret—it only leads to evil.”

When faced with situations that nor-
mally “pull your trigger”, prepare to

pastor at Bethel’s Restoration Revival
Centre: "These are young pastors that
both minister to the youth, the combina-
tion along with the body of Christ coming
together to believe God for our nation will
transcend into a positive change on this
upcoming Thursday.

“We would do revival every year, last
year we did a revival called "Traveling
into the super natural prayer revival", but
this year it is call Restoration 2010. The
revival last year featured Johnathan
Mcknight, a speaker from Orlando as
well. We also had appearances from Cece
Winans and Beverly Crawford. I want to
encourage everyone to come out and be
apart of this particular event."

My husband (host pastor Derek Sands)
and I have realised that a lot of families
have been affected by the tragedies and in
general, so many people have been victims
of great misfortunes but we have learned
to keep trying and stay trying" she said.

“ That very same building we are hold-
ing this event is an indication to continue
trying because the church is viewed as the
church that could not finish, we built it
from the ground up."

The Entertainment for this event
includes gospel singing group Shaback,
Minister Dwight Armbrister and many
more.

The church is located on Blue Hill
Road. For more information contact
341-5933.

REV, ANGELA

BOSFIELD

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have a more Christ-like response well
in advance. Pray about your position
and ask God for wisdom to know when
to be silent, when to speak and how
long to wait until you are calm enough
to speak with the right tone and body
language. Seek counsel if you are
unable to control yourself and try to
avoid situations that are likely to bring



CAPTIVATING: Youth pastors Zachary Timms (left) and Jonathan Miller (right) set to speak at
Restortation 2010.

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Three Robbers

out the worst in you.

Anguish is a level of pain which can
destroy us if left unchecked for too
long a period of time. We each heal at
a different rate, but when we cannot
function properly and our heart seems
to know no respite from the agony of
the tragedy, it may be time to accept
help to cope more effectively. At some
point, we have to give our burden to
the Lord, pray for healing and rest in
the Spirit.

This is where ministry by persons
trained in this area and the support of
those who are recovering from similar
experiences or memories, is invalu-
able. By God’s grace, we must seek
peace and pursue it as best we can.

Anxiety is concern, care, or contem-
plation of a matter taken to an

extreme. It is as if we are all alone in
our situation and there is no God who
loves us, directs us, and ultimately con-
trols our circumstances. Most of us are
able to remain relatively peaceful for a
short time after a session of prayer,
study of the Bible, or pastoral counsel-
ing. The trouble comes in waiting too
much longer beyond this point.

A spiritual companion or prayer
partner is a true gift in this season of
suffering often serving as an anchor
when we are tempted to drift on to the
rocks of negative thinking. If things are
out of our control, we must lay the bur-
den at the foot of the cross, if it is with-
in our control, then clear thinking lead-
ing to patiently planned delays or swift
action may be the best course to follow.
May the Lord protect your heart from
the assaults of the enemy and keep you
strong in the faith.



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RELIGION

He Leadeth Me

PS.23: 1. The LORD is my shepherd;
I shall not want.

: 2. He maketh me to lie down in
green pastures: he leadeth me beside
the still waters.

The Lord / Yeshua Messiah, is the
Chief Shepherd of the church and pastors
are the under shepherds of His church.

One of the greatest dangers and mis-
conceptions in the church today is where
we as pastors have taken the approach
that the church / congregation of which
we are pasturing belongs to us; in other
words it’s our church.

This delusional / deceptive spirit has
gotten the better part of church leaders
worldwide; as it is common to hear
church leaders ignorantly make state-
ments about “my church and how many
members they’ve got”

The enemy / Satan knows that if he can
get church leaders to operate and run the
church as their own; an instant discon-
nection takes place from Yeshua
Messiah, the Chief Shepherd.

Therefore the question that’s often
asked is this: “Why is today’s church so
powerless?”

Answer ! “Through erroneous reli-
gious beliefs and teachings prominent,
influential church leaders / under shep-
herds have ignorantly disconnected
themselves from the Chief Shepherd
thereby stifling the body at large.

Being disconnected from the Chief
Shepherd can be likened to a critically ill
patient in a hospital thats on a life sup-
port system; and has ignorantly discon-
nected himself from that system yet
expects to live.

This concept / analogy depicts the reli-




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ALLEN

gious churches here in the Bahamas;
where there is much talk about the Chief
Shepherd, but the division and competi-
tion among church clearly shows the dis-
connection from the Chief Shepherd /
‘Yeshua Messiah, therefore rending the
church’s teaching and preaching power-
less.

An under shepherd that’s totally con-
nected to the Chief Shepherd will always
receive wisdom and insight as to where
and how to find green pastures for the
sheepfold. As we (The Bahamas) goes
through this tough economic time, social
disorder and the moral decay; those
church leaders that are truly connection
with and to Yeshua Messiah, the Holy
Spirit will cause to manifest and assist in
the leading of God‘s people to green pas-
tures.

Despite the facts of a recession it is in
times such as these that Yahweh shows
up on the behalf of his children; it’s just a
matter of the under shepherds properly
positioning themselves to hear expressly
from the Chief Shepherd.

David understood this, as he had a
working revelation of being connected to
the Chief Shepherd that’s why he could
boldly declare the 23rd Psalms.

Ps.23: 1. The LORD is my shepherd; I
shall not want.

:2. He maketh me to lie down in green

pastures: he leadeth me beside the still
waters.

: 3. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth
me in the paths of righteousness for his
name's sake.

:4. Yea, though I walk through the val-
ley of the shadow of death, I will fear no
evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy
staff they comfort me.

: 5. Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of mine enemies: thou
anointest my head with oil; my cup run-
neth over.

: 6. Surely goodness and mercy shall
follow me all the days of my life: and I
will dwell in the house of the LORD for
ever.

In reminiscing of his Shepherd’s good-
ness and His ability to provide for His
sheepfold despite any kind of situation or
condition the world would ever faced;
here’s what David went on to say.

Watch this !

Ps.37: 25. Ihave been young, and now
am old; yet have I not seen the righteous
forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

My brothers and sisters, you have a
choice; 1) you can remain in the same
religious condition of lack and want. Or
2) you can flip the scrip on the spirit of
religion and the tradition of men, and
properly connect yourselves to the Chief
/ Good Shepherd who will lead you down
the path of righteousness for His name’s
sake.

Yes, I agree with you; that things might
be a little tough /a little rough right now;
but you’ve got to pull yourself together
and declare as David did.

Remember !

Psalms.23: 4. Yea, though I walk

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through the valley of the shadow of
death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with
me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort
me.

Here’s a very important key to hold
onto as you’re being led to your green
pasture by the Chief Shepherd ! You
can’t take the hatred of your enemies
along; I discovered that it’s best to
thank God for your enemies, because
it’s your enemies who have helped to
qualify you, to sit your anointed self at
the table that He, (Yahweh) has pre-
pared for you; right in their (YOUR
ENEMIES) presence.

Psalms.23: 5. Thou preparest a table
before me in the presence of mine ene-
mies: thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.

So, don’t be distracted and overly
concerned about what’s going and how
things look right now; just remember
that it’s not The President of the United
States of America, The Prime Minister
of the Bahamas or the Head of State of
which ever country you live; none of
them died on the cross for your sins.
Therefore don’t put your trust / hope in
any man (especially religious leaders)
to do for you that which only Yeshua
Messiah (a.k.a. Jesus the Christ) has
done and can do.

Allow Him to lead you beside the still
waters of life:

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via E-mails: pastormallen@yahoo.com or
kmfci@live.com or Ph.1-242-441-2021
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Kingdom Minded Fellowship Center Int'l.



In Jesus Name

THE word of God tells us that there is
no other name whereby men can be
saved. At the name of Jesus Christ every
knee shall bow and every tongue shall
confess that He is Lord.

I will say it is a very powerful name that
can accomplish all of that. It is that name
that we need to promote above all names.
It is when we start believing in other
names that we get into all sorts of trouble.
What other names am I talking about?
Names of mere men and things, pastors,
husbands, churches, wives, jobs and the
list goes on. Especially as Bahamians- yall
know how we go, “Chile my pastor say,
and you know who my pastor is?” We
keep ignoring the word of God when it
states that the, ‘arm of flesh will fail.” Our
focus is in the wrong direction. The Bible

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tells us that God is a jealous God and He
will not share His glory with anyone or
anything.

What other name do you know can
cause demons to tremble? It is a power-
ful name. When those persons who I men-
tioned earlier realise that people are
drawing near to them (especially for the
wrong reasons) rather than God they
should correct it immediately.

There is a king in the Bible who fell
sick in his upper chamber and sent one of
his servants to ask his false god if he
would recover from the disease.
Automatically God was offended and
sent His servant to this king to tell him
that he would not recover but he would
die. I said all of that to say this: we cannot
live as if there is not a God who can do all
things. How dare this king disregard the
God of heaven and earth? His going to
another god caused him his life. We don't
know what it will cost us if seek after the
wrong things.

We have to be so careful that we don’t
allow our lack of faith to cause us to make
bad decisions. We have to always be
mindful that God is the way, the truth,
and the life. There is no way we can afford

to put confidence in material or temporal
things. It's just not smart to do that. Also,
unless God set up people as vehicles in
your life, He is the only one to look to for
everything. Jesus’s name is the name that
all things are done by. Have you noticed
that when people pray, make a request,
command and or declare a thing it is
asked in Jesus name? It is the name that
God the father recognises and act upon.
The word of God also informs us that if
we ask anything in His (Jesus) name it
shall be done.

There is no other name that men can be
saved by. Demons tremble at that name,
the name that is above every name. The
mention of that name- every knee shall
bow and every tongue confess that He is
Lord. That name is Jesus Christ. Amen!



PG 24 © Thursday, October 21, 2010

Blaze Da Praise

By JEFFARAH GIBSON
Tribune Features Writer



THE BLAZE Da Praise concert is just
one of the many exciting wholesome
activities designed by the Assemblies of
Brethren to reach young people in the
community.

The concert which is set for tomorrow
night shines a light on the positive youth,
and is the perfect outlet for ‘spiritual
entertainment’.

It was the intent of the oragniser to
direct attention on positively rather than
the negative which is often highlighted.
For example giving, offering thanks, and
creating an environment where Christ is
lifted up said Shalomi Roberts, adminis-

trative assistant at Assemblies of
Brethren.

The concert is organised by Vincent “V-
Mac” McDonald and his team at Extreme
Youth Entertainment along with the
Assemblies, and it will be held at the
Christian Life Centre on John F Kennedy
Drive, west of the Bahamas Red Cross
building

Blaze Da Praise will also re-launch the
Extreme Youth TV, a network that pro-
motes the advancement of youth gospel
artists in the Bahamas, and will be aired
on the international Christian station
TBN.

Faces familiar to the Elevation concert
will also take the stage. Featured artists
performing live will include Mr Lynx,

RELIGION

Vandera Woods, Christian Massive,
Monique Knows, Reubin Heights,
Manifest, Ryan Jupp, Young Soldiers for
Christ, Lyrically Blessed, Collage
Entertainment and V-Mac & Elevation
Band.

Proceeds from the concert will aid the
Christian Life Centre Building Fund. “It
is an auditorium that we have been build-
ing. It was built so that the Assemblies of
Brethren can have united functions.
Additionally the auditoriums hold differ-
ent functions and rooms are available to
be rented,” Ms Roberts said.

This area is also the site of Hope
College. “Hope College is a tertiary bible
college and it offers theological degrees,
business degrees and many others,” she
said.

The college will also offer degrees in
children’s education, allied health, as well
hold college preparatory classes.

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“As the time progresses we will move
towards adding new courses and degrees,”
she said.

The Assemblies of Brethren is looking
to open Hope College sometime next
year. The Assemblies of Brethren have
begun a series of outreach programmes
focusing on activities for the community.
The activities are non-denominational
and will involve participants from various
Christian sectors. The activities began
with a movie night. And on November 19
they will host a liturgical dance workshop
a Christmas party and movie night in
December.

Members of the public are encouraged
to come out and support the event as “it
promotes wholesome spiritual entertain-
ment.”

Music will be provided by DJ Godson.

For more information contact 322-4655
- 432-6142 or 326-HOPE.



Sacrament of Confirmation marks St. George's 62nd Anniversary

OCTOBER 23 marks the 62nd Anniversary of
the dedication of St George’s Anglican Church in
the “Valley” and the clergy and members plan to
celebrate the anniversary with a number of spe-
cial events.

“It has been our recent tradition to have the
Sacrament of Confirmation administered during
the time of our church’s dedication celebrations,”
said Rev Kingsley Knowles, Rector of the parish.
“This year the Sacrament of Confirmation will
take place on the date of the anniversary of our _—f -
dedication, Saturday, October 23, at 6pm. His Cameron Wallace Chante Butler
Grace, Archbishop Drexel Gomez will adminis- Ay = aes -
ter the Sacrament of Confirmation to the twenty- wy “ *é
three candidates and preach the sermon.” ~ "eae

The commemoration of the dedication contin- I ’ te
ues on Sunday, October 24 where both morning ’
services will be held, low mass and sermon at
6.45am and Family Eucharist and Sunday School
at 8.30am, where newly ordained Deacon, Rev’d
Alvardo Adderley will preach the sermon.

“Our afternoon Rite of Dedication, followed
by Solemn Evensong, Sermon and Benediction
will take place at 3.30 pm,” said Archdeacon ‘, “
Knowles.” “Delivering the sermon on that occa- , ‘ .
sion will be former rector of the parish, Revs’
Canon Basil Tynes.”

The final event for the dedication celebration
will be a concert of sacred music sponsored by
the music department featuring The Highgrove
Singers on Friday, October 29 at 8pm in the
church’s sanctuary.

“We expect that they will sing selections from
their recent concert “Sing Me To Heaven” which
was staged at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Kirk in
late August. So those persons who missed the
concert have another occasion to hear that beau-
tiful music. The choir is under the direction of
Adrian Archer who, in addition to being a choral
clinician in the community, is also Director of
Music here at St George’s. Tickets for the con-
cert, priced at $20 may be obtained from mem-
bers of the choir or at the church’s office or they
may be purchased at the door on the evening of
the concert.”

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‘The Tank Versus ‘The
heal Deal rescheduled

WBF heavyweight bout in ‘early December’



EVANDER HOLYFIELD

By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

rimed for the

most star-studded

bout of his career

thus far, the

Bahamas’ leading
professional fighter will be
forced to wait weeks later
than anticipated before he
fights for a major heavyweight
title.

Sherman “The Tank”
Williams was originally sched-
uled to face Evander “The
Real Deal” Holyfield in a 12-
round bout on November 5
for the World Boxing Feder-
ation's heavyweight title in
Detroit, Michigan. However,
the fight has been resched-
uled to a date in early Decem-
ber. The specific date of the
fight will be announced in the
near future.

A disappointed Williams
speculated on the reason for
the delay from the Holyfield
camp.

“Well it is boxing so there is
a lot of talk, and a lot of
rumours going around but no
concrete reason has been giv-
en for the delay. I know that
he was looking beyond me
and looking forward to a fight
with one of the Klitschko
brothers.

“As November draws clos-
er, I think his camp realizes
that they signed up for a real
fight and Holyfield has his
hands full. They said they had
some issues in their training
camp and there was also some
issues with FoxSports.Net, the
television station that is sup-
posed to be hosting the fight,”
he said. “But what I heard
from good sources is that he





READY TO RUMBLE: Sherman Williams is all set to square off with Evander Holyfield for World Boxing
Federation's heavyweight title in early December.

just started training for the
fight last week, so perhaps it is
just a matter of his camp
being ill-prepared and trying
to play mind games.”

The 38-year-old Williams,
who came from humble
beginnings in Grand Bahama
where fighting at Hawksbill
High was his introduction to
the sport, is nine years
younger than his 47-year-old
legendary rival.

Williams told a gathering
of sporting dignitaries last
month that he intends to stop
Holyfield in the seventh

round.

“For the delay to come at
this point is a bit disappoint-
ing. We have been going hard
at it in training camp for five
weeks now and right now ’'m
almost peaking in preparation
for a fight that was supposed
to be held in just a few
weeks,” Williams said. “Now
I am forced to extend my
training three to four weeks
and risk over training.”

The 5711” Williams has
compiled a 34-11 record with
19 knockouts. He is coming
off a loss on points to Manuel

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in Stadthalle, Rostock, Meck-
lenburg-Vorpommern, Ger-
many.

Prior to that, Williams was
riding a nine-win streak with
his last decision coming on
December 12, 2008, when he
won on points over Andrew
Greeley at the Bourbon
Street Station in Jacksonville,
Florida.

In Holyfield, Williams will
be facing a 6-2 1/2 American
who has a 43-10 record with
28 KOs. Holyfield, 47, will be
defending his WBF title that

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“The game plan has not changed.

Right now, I am in top shape. I have
been working on the things we need

to do to attack Holyfield like left hooks,
counters and body shots. At 47, we do
not feel as if he can take the body shots
he took 10 years ago so it is something
we look to capitalize on. Despite it all,
I still look to lift the WBF Heavyweight
Championship away from Holyfield
and bring it back to the Bahamas.”

— Sherman The Tank’ Williams

he won with an eight round
TKO over Francois Botha at
the Thomas & Mack Center
in Las Vegas, Nevada, on
April 10.

Holyfield, the former undis-
puted world champion, has
had victories over Michael
Dokes, Alex Stewart, James
Buster Douglas, George
Foreman, Larry Holmes, Rid-
dick Bowe and Mike Tyson.

Despite the setback,
Williams said his focus and
determination has not
wavered and he will be ready
when the fight takes place in

tourney starts today

THE 11th Annual Austin
‘King Snake’ Knowles Soft-
ball Tournament for senior
boys and girls will be hosted
by the Bahamas Softball Fed-
eration (BSF), starting today.
And it’s free.

BSF president Burket
Dorsett said the tourney is
one of the federation’s land-
mark events, and holds true to
its motto. “This is one of the
most important events on the
calendar and is the true dis-
play of our progression and
depiction of the motto ‘The
Way Forward’”, he said.

“The continued growth of
this tournament is directly
related to the growth of the
game locally and its ability to
represent the country inter-
nationally so we continue our
great expectations for this
event.”

The tournament, to be
staged at the Blue Hill Sport-
ing Complex, is set to be held
during the mid-term break for
public schools (October 21-
24) in New Providence.

About 20 schools took part
in last year’s tournament. The
Family Islands fared very well
as the NGM team defeated
the Central Eleuthera team
to win the boys’ championship
and Spanish Wells outclassed
Preston Albury for the girls’
crown.

Kenneth Forbes of Preston
Albury and David Nathan of
NCA were the most valuable
players among the boys and
Tobias Turnquest of NGM
won championship MVP.

Edith Petitfere of Spanish
Wells was the girls’ tourna-
ment MVP and Alicia Pinder,



BURKET DORSETT

also of Spanish Wells, was the
championship MVP.

It is expected that high
schools from both the public
and private sector will put
their softball skills to test in
this prestigious tournament.

Many senior teams that
make up the various associa-
tions (fast pitch) use this tour-
nament as their scouting
ground.

The BSF has appointed
Leroy Thompson and Kelly
Smith as tournament direc-
tors.

About 175 trophies, medals
and T-shirts will be presented
to the participants. And com-
puters will be awarded to the
two top schools.

Interested schools may con-
tact Leroy Thompson at Gov-
ernment High School (456-
6096) and Kelly Smith (393-
1231/456-2881).

December.

“The game plan has not
changed. Right now, I am in
top shape. I have been work-
ing on the things we need to
do to attack Holyfield like left
hooks, counters and body
shots,” he said. “At 47, we do
not feel as if he can take the
body shots he took 10 years
ago so it is something we look
to capitalize on. Despite it all,
I still look to lift the WBF
Heavyweight Championship
away from Holyfield and
bring it back to the
Bahamas.”



INBRIEF

TRACK
BSC MEET

THE Baptist Sports
Council is scheduled to
hold the Rev Ellerston
Smith Track and Field
Classic at Thomas A
Robinson Track and
Field Stadium on Octo-
ber 30.

Churches interested in
participating are urged to
submit their rosters to
Ann Thompson at
bahamastrack@hotmail.c
om or Brent Stubbs at
stubbobs@gmail.com or
bstubbo@yahoo.com by
Friday.

A scratch meeting is
set for 6pm Monday at
the stadium.

SOFTBALL
BSC POSTPONED

AS a result of the
Bahamas Softball Feder-
ation’s annual Austin
‘King Snake’ Knowles
Invitational High School
Softball Tournament at
the Baillou Hills Sporting
Complex this weekend,
the Baptist Sports Coun-
cil has postponed all
games set for Saturday.

The BSC is expected to
resume play at Baillou
Hills on November 6 due
to the fact that the Rev
Ellerston Smith’s Track
and Field Classic is set
for October 30 at
Thomas A Robinson
Track and Field Stadium.

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to bail out member
of his legal staff

THE DEPUTY Director,

of Public Prosecutions had

to rush to the Appeals Court

yesterday to bail out one of

his legal staff who was

ordered arrested after she

. .Sat down saying she could
_ be of no further assistance
to the. court’in the case
before it.

‘ According to sources pre-
sent during the proceedings,
lawyer Joyann Ferguson-
Pratt, representing the

‘Attorney General’s office,
was ordered to be taken into
custody by Appeal’s. Court
President Dame = Joan

. Sawyer when she said she
could be of no further assis-
tance to the court in the

‘appeal against granting two’
Puerto Ricans permission to’ :

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permitting south Florida res- |
idents Daniel Andres Ayo .

of Coral Gables and Luis

. Mendez of Sunrise to leave

the country. They had been
charged in the murder of a
Jamaican resident} in Bimini
in July.

Their case came before

. the Supreme: Court; which

granted them bail, but
ordered that they not leave

the Bahamas before their.

trial.

During those proceed-
ings, a nolle prosqui was
entered in the murder
charge against Mendez,
however he still stands

charged with possession of

dangerous drugs and an
unlicensed firearm.

On August 14, the Attor-
office |
appealed to the Court of ©

ney. General’s ’

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’ Arawak Homes, “has no possessory title to

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concerns in the House.



| By NOELLE NICOLLS_
Tribune Staff Reporter . ,
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net



PARLIAMENT. was: tem-
porarily suspended-yesterday.
after Opposition MP..Dr
' Bernard Nottage pointed at:
‘Prime Minister Hubert.Ingra-
ham and said “he is the only
devil” ina House of serie
debate.

Dr Nottage made his.com-
ment after the Prime Minister

not going to allow the devil
who is aliar to get to me this
morning.”

It was unclear who or what
the Prime Minister’s com-
ments were directed at in the:
midst of the row.

When pressed by House
Speaker Alvin Smith to with-
draw the remark, Dr Nottage
obliged. However, he con-
tended that he never called:
any member by name: The
statement was not struck from
the record. is

Answering Dr Nottage, Mr
Ingraham said he wanted the

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Tribune Staff Reporter - ae ;
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

THE Tribune’s
Insight column has |
been awarded a top |
honour by.a presti- |
gious group. of }
American publish-
ers:

News. Editor
Paco Nunez and
Chief reporter
Rupert Missick
received high praise from the Southern
i Newspaper Publishers Association (SNPA)
i . for a series of Insights.they wrote in defence
of the bill to outlaw marital rape.

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A HOMEOWNER in Sir Lynden Pindling

injunction to prevent Arawak Homes from
demolishing properties on land he claims the
company does not own. °

Dennis Dean and the Nassau Village and
Seabreeze Property Owners Association claim

HIGH PRAISE: Rupert
Missick (left), Paco Nunez

the land,” and are seeking. an injunction

restraining Arawak Homes from “trespass-
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: CONCERN was raised’
in the: House ‘of Assem-
bly yesterday over poten-
tially fatal cases of can-
cer and other serious ill-
nesses asa result. of
chemical manufactaring |
in Grand Bahama.

«Obie Wilchcombe,
Member of Parliament
for West End and’ Bimini, ©
said the government
should’seriously examine
“the level to: which the>
Industrial. Park in
Freeport is responsible
for the illnesses and
deaths of Bahamians.”

He said there have
been reports ‘of “signifi-
cant” incidents and acci-
dents associated with
chemical manufacturing.

The. matter is not
something the present
government has over-
looked, according to Earl
Deveaux, Minister ‘of
Environment.

He said the govern- |.
ment has already made a

|. decision to move-one ‘of
the schools, Lewis Yard
| Primary, in the affected
area, and has “teams in
the field” doing assess-
ments.

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offices in. the: Post Office ©
building, causjng illnesses
among staff just months
after more than $40,000 was
spent on fixing the problem.

Several of the 150 staff
members at the Attorney
General’s office have com-
plained of skin irritations,
respiratory problems. and
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two men resulted in a
third man being shot in
the leg on Tuesday.

The incident occurred
sometime around 5.55pm
at Dumping Ground Cor-
ner.

Police reported that
two men got into an argu-
ment that resulted in a
third man being shot in
his left leg.

The victim was taken
to hospital in a private
vehicle.

His condition is
unknown.

Police investigations
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chance, 70 percent, of this system becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it drifts
to the south or the southeast. Interests in the northwestern Caribbean Sea should continue to mon-
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aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

SPIN-OFF conditions
from a closely-monitored
tropical disturbance near the
Cayman Islands led weather
officials to post a severe
weather warning for the cap-
ital yesterday.

Until 6.45pm, residents
were advised to remain
indoors unless absolutely
necessary as it was con-
firmed funnel clouds, pre-
cursors to the formation of
tornadoes, appeared in sev-
eral areas.

Michael Stubbs, chief cli-
matological officer at the
Department of Meteorolo-
gy, said: “We had super cell
(thunder storm cloud) activ-
ity in the areas of eastern
and northeastern New Prov-
idence, which are known to
produce funnel clouds. If
conditions strengthen these
can develop into full-fledged
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clouds, which is why we
issued the warning.”

Funnel clouds were
reportedly sighted on Nas-
sau Street and Soldier Road
and water spouts were also
said to have occurred west
of Arawak Cay, near where
the new port is being devel-
oped.

Observed

Mr Stubbs said: “We
observed this system and
based on what we’ve seen
so far it’s just New Provi-
dence. It’s moving from the
west, so chances are Andros
may also experience some
of its effects as time goes
on.”

He added: “The National
Hurricane Centre based in
Florida sent a reconnais-
sance team to investigate
how much development is
occurring in the disturbed
weather system. Their
reports will give us an idea
of when it may develop into
a depression, and if, ulti-
mately a tropical storm.”

Residents of the capital
should expect a few isolated
thunderstorms today as
meteorologists continue to
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LOCAL NEWS



Long history of health complaints
around Freeport Industrial Park

THE AREA surrounding the
Freeport Industrial Park has a
long history of health complaints
and concerns.

The issue was last mentioned
in Noyember 2009, when the stu-
dents and teachers at Lewis
Yard Primary School were told
they may soon have some relief

LAST YEAR®

Residents of the Pinder’s
Point settlement said strong
odours were permeating the
entire area, and the smells were
particularly strong at night and
often got inside their homes.

There had also been com-
plaints of various health issues,

from the offensive fumes ema-
nating from the nearby industri-
al plants.

Minister of State for Finance
Zhivargo Laing, a former stu-
dent of the school, said plans

‘are underway to move the
school to a more suitable loca-
tion soon.

“JT know many days when we
were let off school early because
the odour.

“T personally never got sick,
but some students did because
the fumes were irritating, and we
were let go,” said Mr Laing.

These comments came a week
after classes were dismissed on
two occasions because students
and teachers became ill as a
result of strong fumes.

School Principal Rodney



2009 PROTEST: A
Tribune story covering a
demonstration at the site.

Smith said: “A number of stu-
dents, teachers and support staff
became ill as a result of fumes
and odour in the area.”

It was reported at the time
that school and Department of
Education officials met with rep-
resentatives of the nearby indus-
trial plants concerning the emis-
sions.



including respiratory problems,
skin irritation, nausea and vom-

iting, and eye and nose irrita-'

tion.
One of the large plants in

the area, Vopak, said at the.

time that it was monitoring
emission levels — after initially
denying that its operations
were responsible for making
residents ill.

FEBRUARY 2007

During a donation of gro-
cery items to Lewis Yard Pri-
mary by Pelican Bay Resort
staff, it was revealed by a
teacher that some of the chil-
dren were suffering from a
severe skin rash.

When asked about the
health issues at the school, vice-

principal Jacquelyn Pinder said
the matter had been addressed
by the Grand Bahama Health
Services. ;

“They have been addressed,
but we still have concerns

_because the children are still

here and some of the children
are facing some of the same
health problems we brought to
the attention of health services.

Health services have assured '

us that the children are fine,
and so we rely upon their
expertise and respect, so we

“had to accept that,” she said. . «

- DECEMBER 2006
Teachers were very con-
cerned about the possibility of
an outbreak at Lewis Yard Pri-
mary School, where a large
number of students contracted
an unknown skin rash.

A physical education teacher |
said that the problem has been ,.

a persistent one, particularly’
among Haitian students.
Although it was not known
what may have caused the skin
irritation, school officials feared

it was spreading. i

According to the teacher,
health officials were aware of
the problem, but had done
nothing to address .it.

She noted that many of the
children were constantly
scratching, especially during
the summer time — sometimes



PLANS: Minister of State for
Finance Zhivargo Laing said
plans are underway to move
Lewis Yard Primary School to a

FROM page one

Earlier this summer, a panel of gov-
ernment ministers held a town meeting
with residents. In attendance were Ken-
neth Russell, Minister of Housing, Neko
Grant, Minister of Public Works and Avi-
ation, Zhivargo Laing, Minister of State
for Finance, and Mr Deveaux. Member of
Parliament for Eight Mile Rock, Vernae
Grant, and Mr Wilchcombe, were also
there. ;

Mr Deveaux said Ministers Russell and
Grant initiated.a door-to-door survey of
living conditions one week after the meet-
ing to inform them of the decision to relo-
cate residents in the affected areas, such
as Pinder’s Point, Lewis Yard and
Bartlett Hill. Residents in these areas
have complained about being affected by
a range of industrial activities.

“The Ministry of Health through its
department of Public Health responds to
human manifestations of illness. The
Department of Environment Health Ser-
vices responds to environmental issues.
The Grand Bahama Port Authority has
produced a set of environmental regula-
tions for promulgation by the Minister
following review and approval by Parlia-
ment,” said Mr Deveaux.

Of the anecdotal evidence of sick peo-

_ple and maimed animals, like an oil-soiled
crab, displayed in the House of Assembly

MP tells govt to probe industrial park ‘cancer link’

by Mr Wilchcombe, it is unclear
whether any investigation into
possible corporate liability is
being conducted.

Mr Wilchcombe presented
findings of a,report produced
by Mike Wallace, former chief
public analyst at the Depart-
ment of Environmental Health
and member of the American
Chemical Society.

Mr Wallace left the civil ser-
vice after reaching retirement
age and now operates a private
firm, Michael Wallace and
Associates.

Of the report, Mr Wilch-
combe mentioned: “Numerous
complaints from residents of proximal
communities concerning discharge of nox-
ious emissions to atmosphere.

“Deaths due to work within confined
spaces due to oxygen deprivation, and or
hydrogen disulphide, carbon oxy sulfide,
carbon monoxide poisoning; Deaths due
to explosions associated with hot work
in proximity to volatile organic sub-
stances; Explosions with damage. to
premises and process equipment; Spills of
significant quantities of fuels, and
reagents to ground, and to water, associ-
ated with collisions and or failure to con-



OBIE WILCHCOMBE

tainment valve and or inatten-
tive staff.”

met with residents of Pinder’s
Point, one.of the affected com-
munities. In a letter address-
ing the issue, resident Grace
Poitier-Pinder said the health
of the community was being
“threatened”, with residents
complaining of “burning in the
throat, and chest area”, and
“unbearable odours.”

In a letter to an attorney, she
complained of having’to live
with “constant headaches.”
She said residents were “bro-
ken-hearted not knowing
where to go or who could be trusted with
our plight. Who would understand our
pain and suffering over the years.”

The health and living conditions of



hundreds of Bahamians living in bordet- —

ing communities to the Industrial Park
is a major point of concern for residents,
who have pressured their political rep-
resentatives and the government from
the early 1970s, according to residents.

It is something both political parties
have “taken for granted” and successive
governments have “dropped the ball on,”
according to*Mr Wilchcombe.

Mr Wilchcombe recently

PM introduces new
‘landmark’ legislation

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham introduced a new
Coroners Bill to the House of
Assembly yesterday, calling
it “landmark” legislation.

‘The new bill, which will
‘ replace the outdated Coro-
ners Act of 1909, seeks'to
institutionalise the Coroners
Court as distinct from the
Magistrate’s Courts.

‘One of the significant
changes is that under the Bill,
family members of deceased
persons are entitled to receive
information about post
mortems and pathologist
reports.

The role of the coroner will
change in several ways. The
power to make a finding of
homicide will be. removed
from the coroner, a move Mr
Ingraham said is consistent
with modern legislation in
other jurisdictions.

According to the prime
minister, clause 12 of the Bill
provides for the coroner to
conduct an inquiry for three
purposes: to establish as far

as possible the deceased’s:

identity and the circumstances
surrounding the cause of
death; to make recommenda-
tions to draw the public’s
attention to the death, in
order to reduce the chances
of a similar death; and to
determine whether the pub-
lic’s interest would be served
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Sharks show their worth to ecology

LAKELAND, Fla. — When the Deep: ae
water Horizon oil rig disaster spewed near-": ° - groun
ly 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of...
Mexico during the spring and summer, =

sharks were pushed ever closer to shore. '

"Some species were almost being herded ‘:
into some beaches because oil was coming
in," said Dr. Bob Hueter of Mote: Marine

Laboratory in Sarasota.

(The oil spill pushed sharks toward ‘the oat
beaches in the Panhandle and'may have °°
caused an increase in the number of sharks |
off the Tampa Bay area this summer, includ: ; .
ing a rare appearance by massive whale :

sharks just 10 miles off Sarasota..

_ But scientists say not to be fooled by the nea
“numbers: Shark populations are on the, eke
decline, and the greatest threat has been.

overfishing.
: . Feared as man-eaters but pursued by fish

*\ermen for the price of their fins and meat, .
the thrill of the catch and even world records, a
top predators in the ocean, they impact:

sharks also are vital to ocean ecology. ::

everything below them, not only fish but”
coral reefs and sea grasses.

family along with sawfish, rays and skates. ©
-- With all cartilage and no bones, they, are...

.: ‘because of overfishing
“and. to.a lesser degree recreational. fisher- .









‘re losing habitat in estuarine nursery
}where their pups are born:

Quantifying exact shark ncanbielt is not
ible. But Hueter, director of the Centre
for. Shark Research at Mote Marine, said

“shark stocks around Florida have dropped

about 50. per cent since 1975 primarily
by commercial boats,

men.

f "It's like global climate change. You've .
got.to look at the trends over time," Hueter
said.

-§) Sharks get little respect outside the sci-
entific community.

"They're thought to be on the same level

“as ssttieanakes and mosquitoes. They're
something we don't want around because . |.
.. ‘they bite and eat people. There's a lot of
people who want to play on that myth and

trump up t the fear factor on sharks," Hueter .
Sharks are part of the elasmobranchs ,. x Said.

They're not hot-button issues in Florida.

-, like grouper, red ‘snapper, snook and mana-

slow-growing animals with long Jifespans, a. r oN wes, rd sharks dre critical to the.long-term

late age of sexual maturity and longer g
tation periods than humans at 12-18 months.

... They have adapted and evolved over the \*:
** past 400 million years, but heavy fishing . :

pressure in the, last two decades of the: 20tr tA
century heightened concerns among scien- '-~.
tists like Hueter that the continuing deple-
tion of sharks would disrupt the entire food: ~



chain. | A
"Just like on land, when you remove, aj

_ predators, the effect cascades through the’
food web, throwing everything out of bal-:
ance and leading to changes,” Hueter said..:;,.°
_, whole system,”: Burgess said. "As the top

dogs, they influence a lot of what's going |.
"ga down below them in the food pyramid."

:.- Sharks have survived for 400 million years »

since the Devonian Period, "the age of fish-

es," Burgess said, They are ‘100 million yeas
“older than dinosaurs. cafe
_"" "They're an. ancient group, and they’ re.
‘. $till hanging around because they do what

_ "It takes decades for them to come back:"

University of Florida professor George
urgess said populations of many shark.::*'
“species are declining in Florida a world-

. wide because of several factors: °

Their fins are highly coveted i in’ som s

. parts of the world, selling for more than $12
. per ounce in Hong Kong.,

They're snagged by shrimp trawls, gill
nets and longlines, which are spréad along;

the sea floor with miles of baited hooks

intended for species like’ Our: tuna at

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of the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic

Na , Ovean and seas around the world.
:-Hueter said shark populations in the

Caribbean Ocean have been deciniated by

f overfishing. Studies showed.the absence of
“sustainable shark stocks affected the bal-
“ance of the entire food chain, down to crea-

* {ures that ate'algae off the reefs. Eventually, .

_ the imbalance caused a coral reef to die, “

Mueter said.

Sharks are the key piece of the puzzle :

for ocean ecosystems worldwide. -

"They're sort of the top dogs of the

ey do pretty: Sood," aise said.

“(This article was written aby Del iin of oT

tbe Lede).

"You can pick almost any shark or ray in’
.. Florida waters and make a case for it being
‘in trouble," said Burgess, director of the |
: Florida Programme for Shark Research i in
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EDITOR, The Tribune

The last half of this: ar

- has been a time of educa-

tion for many Bahamians,
this time has been one of
addressing the fallout from
the 2008 financial crisis. The
term “financial crisis” is rel-
ative, because it was not a
crisis-for the persons who
caused it, and it is “nuances”
like these that: leave
Bahamians at a disadvan-
tage when they attempt to
get.a clear perspective of
their situation.

There is one underlying
issue that we have yet to
address that is a concern for
me. A couple of months ago
Forrester Carroll touched
on it, but he attempted. to

‘Tay the blame on the gov-
'-ernment for the way the
““middle-class” was being
handled.

His letter peaked my
interest because Mr Carroll
is one of our “social techni-
cians” who has a better than
average view of how the dif-
ferent “classes” are quanti-

fied.

His letter took a political
leaning because the Party
that he supports has the dis-

tinction of expanding what’
_ we see as the middle-class.

The historical irony is that
his-party also took issue with

-,. the, way that the middle ciass

was expressing itself in the
early 80’s-in the political are-
na and attempts were made
to bring the situation under

control.





What we have to deal with
in. > present has a lot to

A few days ago few knew

= of Bell.Cay in the Exuma : and

also His Excellency The ..za

‘Khan but today both are on
_ the lips of many.

The issue I suggest we real-

ly should be watching is first-
»*]y that annually the Bahamas
- National Trust should be

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trols were implemented.

The fact that a fair per-
centage of persons who are
middle class, draw their
salaries from the Public
Treasury has become a
pressing concern for the
government.

It did not seem to be that
much of a concern for the
previous administrations
because over the years the
local economy has been fair-

- ly buoyant and the practice

of political groups finding
“good jobs” for their hard-
working foot soldiers was an
accepted norm.

There are many stories
about persons who show up
at government agencies after
their party had won and
“jobs” were found for them
— even if it, was just sitting
in a chair all day and hav-
ing numerous coffee breaks.
The only time these persons
really worked is when they
took time off to get involved
in “party business.”

Here is the problem.
Although we have this
“escalation” that happened
because of political expedi-
ency, after a while what was
an “escalation” became nor-
mal, and persons are
“absorbed” into a particu-
lar lifestyle and after a while
they became accustomed to
all the rights and privileges,
even though they had not

required to report to the peo-
ple in a detailed audit how
they managed the consider-
able acreage around The
Bahamas that the BNT is
responsible for.

There should be a commis-
sion to whom they will report
in a public transparent.man-
ner. :

Having recently had the
great experience again of sail-
ing in the Cays and sailing

‘down as far as George Town I

was surprised as to the
amount of relatively new con-
struction and development
that has occurred in the Cays
over the past few years.
Certain Cays can only be
described today as “devel-
oped” with many very large
homes and extensive yacht
docks, etc... I wonder for

example how many of those
docks provide for the modem
disposal of waste, sewerage,
from the yachts.or do we still
pump-out?

I propose a leading univer-
sity with known and proven

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done the “real work.”

In most societies those
who make up the middle are
persons in the technical and
service professions and are
not too. beholden to the
political process for their
bread and butter, but in our
culture this is not so..

We only have to peruse
the immigration stats and
see how many technicians
and teachers we have to
import to keep this country °
running.

The administration that
“runs” the country is making
an attempt to deal with this
historical component.

The saga at ZNS is an
indication of how difficult it
is going to be.

The “political inbreeding”
that has fueled the sense of
entitlement that Bahamians
tend to express whenever it
is time to “let go” will have
to be fixed — one way or
another.

Prayerfully, how, we
choose to deal with and
respond will be indicative of
the fairness we expect from
others.

The Public Treasury can-
not continue to pay the bill .
for those of us who feel
“entitled” because of our
political allegiances, and for
the good of the nation it will
be an issue that the major
political groups have to
agree on.

EDWARD
HUTCHESON
Nassau,

October 19, 2010.

A leading university should -
carry out a survey of the Cays

EDITOR, The Tribune.

expertise in this area of study
should be retained to report
urgently as to the status quo
and the future of these areas —
I think it is essential respon-
sible management to ensure
the safeguarding of the
remaining Crown Cays, pri-
vate Cays that a full Physical
Environmental Study needs
to occur.

Appropriate surveys on the
quantitative amount of fish
reserves, conch, large game
fish, the flora and fauna on
the Cays, water reserves, etc...

Would it not be exception-
al that a qualified university in
this diversity in conjunction
with Bahamian institutions
should be entrusted with such
a study? Alike the Exuma
Marine Park I would hope the
Andros great Coral Reet off
the eastern side of Andros
would be added as a National
Marine Park.

JEROME WILLIAMS
Nassau,
September 24, 2010.

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LOCAL NEWS



Officer describes pursuit of

men on night of shooting

THE trial of a man accused of the shooting
death of a security guard at the Cocktails and
Dreams nightclub continued in the Supreme
Court yesterday.

Raphael Neymour is alleged to have killed
Huel Charles Ferguson on August 30, 2007.

Constable Silas Cooper testified yesterday that
at around 2.10am on August 30, he was on mobile
patrol with another officer when they received
information and as a result headed to Cocktails
and Dreams.

Officer Cooper said that when they arrived at
the scene, the officers received further informa-
tion and as a result proceeded towards East Bay
Street.

He told the court that while in the area of
Haynes Cricket Oval, he spotted two men run-
ning.

The officer said that one of the men was tall
with braided hair. The other man, he said, was
shorter with low cut hair.

Both men, he said, were wearing shirts and
blue jeans.

Officer Cooper said that he and his partner
used their vehicle to pursue the two men, who
headed towards the entrance to Fort Char-
lotte.

From there, officer Cooper said, he and his
partner continued the pursuit on foot.

He told the court that he saw the men throw
what appeared to be firearms on the ground.
Officer Cooper said that he subsequently
retrieved a black PM pistol and a silver 357
revolver with a black handle.

According to officer Cooper, the two men
returned to the area around 6am that morning
and appeared to be looking for the weapons.

The officer said that the two men were arrest-
ed and one of the men gave his name as Raphael
Neymour.

Officer Cooper identified Neymour in court
yesterday.

The trial continues today before Senior Justice
Jon Isaacs. Neymour is being represented by
Wane Muncie. Sandra Dee Gardener is prose-
cuting the case.

Caribbean HIV/AIDS project aims to reach 9,000 Bahamians

THE Red Cross in the
Bahamas is partnering with
National Red Cross Societies
across the region for the new
Caribbean HIV/AIDS Project
(CHAP).

CHAP is a two-year, three-
country project which will use
community mobilisation tech-
niques to reach more than 20,000
persons in unique and innova-
tive responses to the HIV/AIDS
challenge, the Red Cross said.

The goal is to reach 9,000 in
the Bahamas, 9,000 in Jamaica
and about 3, 690 persons in
Guyana. In the Bahamas, the
Bain/Grants Town, St Cecelia,
and Farm Road/Centreville com-
munities have been chosen as
the beneficiaries of the project.

Promoting personal behaviour
change and action, CHAP’s
efforts will give impetus to
efforts already established in the
fight against HIV in the
Caribbean, the organisations
said.

Red Cross representatives
from Jamaica, Guyana, the
Bahamas, and Haiti, along with
delegates from Trinidad are par-
ticipating in this launch in the
Bahamas this week.

Following the launch ceremo-
ny on Tuesday, they participated
in a three-day workshop
designed to strengthen the
regional teams’ capacity to
implement the project across the
targeted Caribbean communi-
ties.

“We are mindful of the signif-
icant strides local HIV/AIDS ini-
tiatives have had over years,
especially in the area of children
born HIV negative to women
living with HIV, and in the avail-
ability of anti-retroviral (ARV)
drugs. We applaud local initia-
tives, and believe our project
compliments and support those
already established by concerned
community groups and govern-
mental agencies,” said Sally
Moore, health delegate from the
American Red Cross, and leader
for the project.

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a saying in China — You

are not a true man ora
hero until you have climbed the
Great Wall.

This week, 19 journalists from around
the Caribbean tested themselves against
the massive structure and came away about
two hours later, some stronger and with a
different perspective of and appreciation
for China's culture and history — a history
that dates back more than 5,000 years.

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LOCAL NEWS

Journalists hosted by China's Foreign
Affairs University, aimed at fostering
greater understanding between the Chi-
nese and Caribbean cultures.

For most of us, the Great Wall was on
top of our list of must-see attractions. It
seemed as if fortune was on our side as
well because the trip was greeted by a sun-
ny, clear sky and chilly but not unbear-
able weather.

Journey

It was a far cry from weather conditions
a day earlier when a visit to another of
China's ancient architectural attractions,
the Temple of Heaven, was cut short by
rain and icy winds.

‘We took about an hour-and-a-half long
bus ride from the university in downtown
Beijing to a rural area where the wall is
located.

We left behind the skyscrapers, bus stops
and busy streets to see another side of the
city where many farmers live in small one-
storey structures that look as if they had
been constructed in another era.

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Pictures I had seen of the Great Wall
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fear of heights, would make the climb, and
more worryingly, the descent. But I did
not travel thousands of miles and spend
more than 17 hours on two planes to chick-
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Our tour guide explained that the con-
struction on the Great Wall began during
770-476 BC and 475-221 BC in the Eastern
Zhou Dynasty.

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ethnic minorities. Later dynasties (Han,
from 206 BC - 220 AD and Ming, from
1368-1644) contributed to the wall's
upkeep and improved its structure.

Our group climbed the Badaling sec-
tion, the best preserved portion of the wall
in Beijing, which has many slopes, stairs,
fortresses and watchtowers. The wall itself
is built out of large stone strips.

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locals, tourists, toddlers, students, and the

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Joumalist Taneka Thompson recounts her experience during her trip to the Great Wall of China

much to them as it did to me. Some ran
gleefully up the uneven stone staircases
and steep slopes while others plodded
along slowly. Often I stopped in awe to
take in my surroundings — and to catch
my breath — in disbelief that there I was, on
Chinese soil living out one of my dreams.

The dozens of street peddlers and pushy
sales persons in souvenir shops hustling
to sell cheap memorabilia from the site
are a juxtaposition of old and new at the
monument.

Memorable

I don't know if I have been changed by
the climb. There was no spiritual awaken-
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anticipated. But as I took each step, care-
ful of my footing and eyes opened wide, I
felt more connected to the people around
me, all from different parts of the world
and walks of life sharing something so per-
sonal and public at the same time.

As I made each step downwards, my
eyes planted on the floor and a colleague's
hand firmly in my grasp, I felt proud of
and in better touch with myself.

The experience is something I will no
doubt remember for the rest of my life.
Today I can say ] am more than a man, I
am a woman who has lived out one of her
dreams and faced a crippling fear at the
same time.



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OCAL NEWS

Online Junkanoo ticket sales to start early this year

ONLINE sales of Junkanoo “That is when the other half Year's Day Parade will take
tickets will officially start this of the tickets willthen be made _ place on Saturday, January 1,
Saturday, said Minister of available for sale,” Minister 2011, at 2am.

Youth, Sports and Culture Maynard said. Chairman of the Junkanoo
Charles Maynard. “So, for those who do not Corporation of New Provi-

“Usually tickets go on sale have the ability to buy tickets | dence (JCNP) Silbert Ferguson
the second week of December online or those who do notfeel thanked the ministry and the
and that usually causes alotof comfortable buying tickets Bahamian public for their sup-
problems for people who are online will be able to buy tick- port and announced two initia-

visiting the Bahamas and want __ ets as they usually do.” tives that the JCNP have
to participate in the Junkanoo Minister Maynard added that —_ planned for this year.
parades or people who are _ there will be more seats than The first is the production of

away in school orfromaFam- ever available in Rawson an official Junkanoo magazine
ily Island,” Minister Maynard Square this year due to anew for the parade.

said at a press conference configuration. “Right now we are out there
recently. “That will give more people and we are asking our corpo-
“We thought that putting the opportunity to sitin the rate sponsors to support us in
tickets on sale early would choice area,” he said. this venture because this will
allow the ticket sales to go “The ticket prices are the _ be the official magazine of the
more smoothly.” same as they were last year, parades,” Mr Ferguson said.

Minister Maynard added that with $45 being the discounted He added that the JCNP
he wanted to make it clear that price for seats in Rawson “will guarantee” that the mag-
only 50 per cent of available Square and tickets on Shirley azine will be available for sale

tickets will be online at Street costing as little as $5.” on January 14, 2011, making ita
www.caribtickets.com, at 10am. The Boxing Day Parade will “very, very bold move on
on that date. take place on Monday, Decem- _ behalf of the corporation.”
Walk-up sales, he said will ber 27, 2010, beginning at Mr Ferguson said that they
begin December 1. 12.0lam and the 2011 New have had some success, based

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Charles Maynard wasin Grand __ nity,” the minister said. seed money is going to goa
Bahama on Monday evening to Mr Maynard said they have long way, but we know that in

hand out seed moneytothe11 seen how through Junkanoo order to get them all the way,
groups set to take partin the young people are now more _—_ we need the support of the cor-
annual New Year’s Day focused and are involved in porate community,” he said.
Junkanoo Parade. activities they enjoy. Chairman of the Grand
Minister Maynard handed “And soitisthe same thing Bahama Junkanoo Committee
out cheques totalling more than in Grand Bahama. So suppor: Derek King thanked the minis-
$30,000 to the groups during a ing your favourite Junkanoo _ ter for his comments and com-
meeting intheconferenceroom group not only allows them to mitment to Junkanoo.
at the Office of the Prime Min- _ put on a spectacular presenta- The 11 groups receiving seed
ister. tion on New Year's morning, money were: Arawak Invaders,
He also used the occasionto but it also allows them to be | Bushwhackers, Classic Dancers,
discuss various aspects of able to touch lives and have Harbour Boys, Kingdom Cul-
Junkanoo on Grand Bahama people participateinournum- ture, Majestic Crusaders,
and hear the concerns of group ber one cultural expression, Superstar Rockers, Swingers,
leaders. starting from now in the shacks, | Victory Boys, Bayshore War-
While making the presenta- at the practices doing things _riors and the Rotary Club.
tion of the seed money, Mr
Maynard also sent out an
appeal to the corporate com-
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“We will only be producing
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The second initiative will
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LOCAL NEWS

Ensuring the survival
of Bahamas’ iguanas

Collaboration facilitates
research and conservation

By CHARLES KNAPP

THINK of terrestrial
wildlife in the Bahamas and
right after brightly feathered
and raucous birds you’ll prob-
ably picture lizards.

Scurrying up trees, jumping
between twigs and leaves, or
dashing through leaf litter,
lizards are among the most
abundant animals on most
Bahamian islands.

Unfortunately, not all
lizards are as abundant as they
once were.

Bahamians and tourists
alike may be fortunate enough
to observe the rare iguanas of
the region.

These “dragon” lizards are
actually nine species of rock
iguanas and two species of
common, or green, iguanas
that inhabit the rugged ter-
rains of Cuba, Hispaniola,
Jamaica, the Puerto Rican
Bank, the Caymans, the
Bahamas, the Turks and

Caicos, and the Lesser
Antilles,

Each species is unique to
only one or a few islands —
similar to the Galapagos tor-
toises — and are as distinctive
as the islands themselves.

The Bahamian islands are
home to more species of rock
iguana than any other West
Indian island nation.

Three species and a total of
seven distinct varieties of rock
iguana live in the dry scrub
forests and on the beaches of
the Bahamas and are found
nowhere else in the world.

Most inhabit small cays
uninhabited by humans, but
one species lives on the largest
island in the nation — Andros.

The smallest Bahamian
iguanas are one and a half feet
long and weigh half a pound,
whereas the largest species can
reach a length of four feet and
weigh just over 20 pounds.

Colours and patterns range
from solid battleship gray to

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Jesus Authority Questioned

1 Now it happened on one of those days, as He taught the people
in the temple and preached the gospel, that the chief priests and
the scribes, together with the elders, confronted Him

2 and spoke to Him, saying, “Tell us, by what authority are You
doing these things? Or who is he who gave You this authority?”
3 But He answered and said to them, “I also will ask you one

thing, and answer Me:

4 The baptism of John—was it from heaven or from men?”

5 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From
heaven,’ He will say, ‘Why then[a] did you not believe him?’

6 But if we say, ‘From men,’ all the people will stone us, for they
are persuaded that John was a prophet.”

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‘DRAGON LIZARDS’: The Bahamas is home to more species of rock i iguana than any other West Indian island nation.

a kaleidoscope of green,
orange, red, blue, yellow and
pink.

Bahamian rock iguanas
have been peaceably munch-
ing leaves and nibbling fruit
for millennia. Their vegetarian
lifestyle is important because
they help disperse seeds,
which maintains local plant
communities.

Prey

As the largest naturally
occurring terrestrial animals
on the islands, adult iguanas
have essentially no natural
predators, although young
iguanas may fall prey to birds
and snakes.

The real threat to the igua-
nas’ survival, however, came
with the arrival of Europeans
— and their cats, dogs, hogs,
goats, and rat stowaways.

Allowed to roam, and some-
times becoming feral, these
introduced animals have com-
peted with or preyed on the
native iguanas.

A striking example of the
damage inflicted on an igua-
na population is underscored
by a study on one island in the
Turks and Caicos where an
iguana population of 15,000

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to extinction in only three
years after the introduction of
dogs and cats onto that island.

The increasing modern
wave of human settlers to the
Family Islands also signals the
beginning of habitat loss and a
booming tourism industry.

Protection traditionally
offered in the form of isola-
tion has begun to erode as
more yachtsmen cruise small
Bahamian cays and tourists
visit the islands.

Humans bring with them
their dogs, cats, and non-
native species of iguanas that
can out-compete native igua-
nas, and engage in the unwit-
tingly harmful behaviour of
feeding the lizards.

As tourism and human pop-
ulations have continued to
increase in these finite areas,
iguana habitat has been
destroyed or degraded, and
iguanas have been removed
for food, for pets, and out of
fear.

As a result, this group of
iguanas now has the dubious
distinction of being the most
endangered lizards in the
world.

All are considered threat-
ened, endangered, or critically
endangered.

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In the Bahamas, iguanas
now occupy only a tiny frac-
tion of the land where they
formerly roamed and popula-
tion numbers continue to
decline.

Although the overall situa-
tion for iguanas remains tenu-
ous throughout the Bahamas,
collaboration among the
Bahamian government,
Bahamas National Trust, and
international partners from
Shedd Aquarium, San Diego
Zoo, Earlham College and
Loma Linda University has
facilitated research and con-
servation of Bahamian igua-
nas.

Investigations

Some studies have been
ongoing for as long as 30
years. These investigations are
crucial in order to manage the
populations effectively and
ensure their survival.

One aspect of these long-
term studies includes marking
or numbering the animals
harmlessly with white correc-
tion fluid on their sides.

Some Bahamians have
expressed dismay about num-
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of the animals, and the studies
conducted by Bahamian
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to save the species.

We all share a role in pro-
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order to ensure that future
generations have the chance
to see these truly magnificent
creatures roaming white sand
beaches or rumbling through
the tangled interior of island
forests.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2010, PAGE 9





The endless ideological
wars against China

By THE CHINESE
EMBASSY IN NASSAU

iu Xiaobo, who

was sentenced to

an 11-year

prison term in
China, has recently won the
Nobel Peace Prize. The sum
of $1.4 million is a fairly good
price for the West to start an
ideological war against Chi-
na.

If Liu were not selected,
some other Chinese on the
shortlist, including Rebia
Kadeer, Hu Jia and Wei Jing-
shen, would have been the
recipient. This was bound to
happen.

The West will continue to
target China in its ideological
war. It seems the Western
way has to be the only way
and people around the globe
should adopt the Western
attitudes. In the minds of
some Westerners, even if Chi-
na grows and develops to an
advanced level, it still needs to
surrender to Western ideolo-
gy.

The democracy that the
West is trying to export to
other countries advocates
freedom of choice. Why is it
then that the West avidly her-
alds individual freedoms, but
it prohibits political diversity
among different countries?

It seems the West does not
care about the individuality
of other societies when it is
trying to expand its political
systems to other areas of the
world. It only seems to want
total compliance and uncon-
ditional support from other
nations with different view-
points.

In some situations, based
on pure interest, the West
would support authoritarian
governments.

China has adopted much
Western wisdom since its
opening-up. But it refuses to
be westernised. The rejuve-
nation of the Chinese civili-
sation is its dream. The more
China learns from the West,
the more confident it becomes
in its own culture.

A rising China with differ-
ent fundamental principles
disturbs the West, which is
beleaguered by deep eco-
nomic woes. Discrediting Chi-
na is a way to maintain the
moral superiority of the
developed world, and conse-

4

This article was submitted in response to Larry
Smith’s Tough Call article (below), (http://www. tri-
bune242. com/editorial/Column/10202010_Tough-
Call_opinion_pg), published in Wednesday’s

Tribune .

quently keep the privilege of
the West, which helps max-
imise the interests of the
developed countries.

The Nobel Peace Prize is
not a lone voice. Actually, it is
part of a concerto supple-
mented by various NGOs,
economic identities and inter-
national organisations orches-
trated by the developed coun-
tries. They hope to harass
China’s growth, and press
China to surrender more eco-
nomic interests. They even
hope that China will one day
collapse under the West's ide-
ological crusade.

From Google threatening
to withdraw from China ear-
lier this year, to the Nobel
Peace Prize being awarded to
a Chinese criminal, the ideo-
logical war against China is
far from over.

An open insult to China's
legal system

The incident insulted the
country's legal system. There
are 1.3 billion people in Chi-
na. It is impossible for a small
country like Norway to imag-
ine the differences within Chi-
na and the difficulties to
advance at an unprecedented
speed while maintaining bal-
ance.

Norway has only four mil-
lion people. Living extrava-
gant lives and educated in
Western systems, the five vot-
ers of the Nobel committee
have no idea what Chinese



society cares about.

What Chinese people are
most concerned about are
whether decades of living
standard enhancements can
continue and whether nation-
al economic development will
be interrupted by internal or
external unrest. More prob-
lems shall arise with rapid
economic development and
social transformation. The
only solution is to deal with
these problems by strength-
ening the role of law.

The implementation of law
in China is far less effective
than in developed countries.
But China's determination to
build its society through the
rule of law is firm.

China is strengthening the
legal process to improve the
system. Meanwhile, Chinese
media is always keen to
expose and criticise the privi-
leged class who bypass the
law for personal gains.

Now the Nobel committee
has taken it upon itself to dis-
credit the Chinese legal sys-
tem.

A group of committee
members, and the manipula-
tors behind them, awarded a
Chinese prisoner with the
Nobel Peace Prize, which has
great international influence.

No matter what values they
hold or how much sympathy
they share for this person, the
signal they sent out was not
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agement of the resistance to
China's existing laws.

This is not a debate about
democracy, but an indictment
of the legal system to encour-
age dissidents to violate Chi-
nese laws. The overall impact
of the Nobel Prize empowers
it with a certain public author-
ity around the world, which
was abused by the Nobel
committee to damage the
authority of the Chinese legal
system.

It is not only the mainland
Chinese, but also millions of
foreigners living in China who
are enjoying the benefits of
the Chinese legal system.

The existing legal system in
China guarantees the opera-
tion of “the world's factory”
and maintains the world’s
largest foreign trade.

It is the moral duty of the
Nobel committee to help Chi-
na to advance the administra-
tion with laws, instead of try-
ing to hamper China by sup-
porting a prisoner with mil-
lions of dollars and lavish
publicity.

The Nobel committee
made an unwise decision.

China has to pursue gradual
political reform

The awarding of the Nobel
Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo
triggered a wave of rebuke
toward China's political sys-
tem from Westerners. In the
Western sense, China urgent-
ly needs to overhaul its polit-
ical system.

Days before the Fifth Ple-
nary Session of the 17th CPC
Central Committee, Western
scholars and politicians has-
tened to provide advice,
claiming that China would not
continue to achieve substan-
tial economic progress if it still
delays reforming its political
system in a Western way.

Such an attitude reveals an



of

A PICTURE of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo is carried by a protester
during a rally demanding his release outside China's Liaison Office in

Hong Kong recently. (AP).

ignorance of basic facts in
China. Walking through Chi-
na, one rarely meets a Chi-
nese citizen who is against
political reform.

China no longer has life
tenures for official posts and
now promotes the principle
of an accountability system,
as well as the practice of mak-
ing government affairs more
public. Isn’t these all part of
reform?

Westerner's attitudes
toward China's political
reform reflect a wide gap
between how China is devel-
oping and how they expect
China to develop.

Numerous scholars point
out that most countries with
successful electoral policies
and competitive democracy
exist in Europe and North
America. Countries in the
Third World, where such sys-
tems were enforced, largely
suffer from severe poverty,
social turmoil and even war.

Politics is never isolated
from public life. China's econ-
omy and society is witnessing
dramatic changes.

Take a close look at the life
of an ordinary Chinese offi-
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In the case of an ordinary
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China has changed a lot. In
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LOCAL NEWS

100-year-old Indian freedom
fighter going back to school

By WASBIR HUSSAIN
Associated Press Writer

GAUHATLI, India (AP) — Indi-
an freedom fighter Bholaram Das
marked his 100th birthday this week-
end by announcing he was going
back to school.

Das has enrolled in a PhD pro-
gramme at Gauhati University in
the northeastern state of Assam —
making him perhaps the oldest uni-
versity student in this country of 1
billion.

"In my 100 years, I have done
many things in the sphere of soci-
ety, politics, governance and reli-
gion,” said Das, dressed in a suit, tie
and white Gandhi cap at his birthday
celebration Saturday. "I thought I
must work towards a PhD that could
satisfy my hunger for learning."

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Party that led India's drive for inde-
pendence, achieved in 1947.

Das worked as a teacher, a
lawyer, a magistrate and a district
court judge before retiring in 1971.
With his wife Mandakini, he had five
sons and a daughter.

Doctorate

For his doctorate, Das plans to
study a subject close to his heart —
how his native Bohori village helped
in the spread of neo-Vaishnavism,
a liberal and monotheistic stream of
the Hindu religion credited with
breaking down social divisions in
Assam, one of India's easternmost
States.

The centenarian said he wanted
to pursue his interest and belief in
the religion's philosophies of one
God and humanism.

"It is indeed rare to find a stu-
dent who is 100 years old,” said the
university's vice chancellor, O. K.
Medhi. "We are thrilled because Das
can be an inspiration for the youth
with his formidable spirit and dedi-
cation to public service."

Das, who now has 10 grandchil-
dren and a great-grandchild, is being
advised in his studies by one of his
granddaughters, a university profes-
sor, and other family members. His
wife died in 1988.

"It amazes me that, 40 years after
retiring from service, my grandfa-
ther is still mentally strong and wants
to do new things,” said grandson
Abhinab Das, an engineer. "This is
indeed inspiring for all of us in the
family."



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Gauhati, India, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010. Das marked his 100th birthday this weekend
by announcing he was going back to school. Das has enrolled in a PhD program at
Gauhati University, in the northeastern state of Assam, making him perhaps the old-
est university student in the country of 1 billion. (AP)

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HONG KONG (AP) —
Hong Kong's Roman
Catholic cardinal met with
Chinese church leaders this
past week in a rare main-
land visit but afterward
decried that he couldn't dis-
cuss sensitive topics between
Beijing and the Vatican dur-
ing the tightly controlled
meeting.

China set up an official
state church after the Com-
munist Party came to power
six decades ago, but many
local believers went under-
ground to worship. More
than 60 million Chinese
belong to independent
churches loyal to the Vati-
can — some three times the
size of the official church,
according to scholars and
church activists.

In a recent blog posting,
Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph
Zen said he visited Shang-
hai on Monday and Tues-
day, where he met with
Shanghai Bishop Jin Luxi-
an and his deputy Xing
Wenzhi of the official
church.

An outspoken China crit-
ic, Zen was last allowed on
the mainland in 2004,
according to Hong Kong
media, and this visit was his
first since he was promoted
to cardinal in 2006. He fre-
quently denounces China's

lack of democracy and reli-
gious freedom, so his visit
has raised hopes of goodwill
from Beijing.

Zen, however, is less opti-
mistic and expressed a
yearning for religious free-
dom and freedom of expres-
sion in China in a blog entry
he posted Friday.

Issues

"How terrifying this sys-
tem is! It has built a wall
between people's hearts. It
has installed a padlock on
people's mouths. Aren't we
all adults who love our coun-
try? But we can't discuss the
major issues concerning our
country. Aren't we all lead-
ers of the church? But we
can't discuss the future of
the church," Zen wrote.

"Lord! When can we Chi-
nese people open our hearts
and speak and behave like
proper human beings?" he
continued.

Asked about the prospect
of better Sino-Vatican rela-
tions in light of his visit, Zen
said, "It's nothing like that,"
Hong Kong's Apple Daily
newspaper reported Sunday.

"I didn't expect to do
anything big in these two
and a half days. ... [couldn't
meet with any underground
bishops. It also wasn't pos-
sible to have a chat with the
clergyman at the monaster-

ies," Zen was quoted as say-
ing Saturday after taking
part in a march to show sol-
idarity with mainland Chris-
tians. Zen didn't immedi-
ately return a call from The
Associated Press on Sunday.

A man who answered the
phone at the Shanghai dio-
cese refused to transfer the
call to Jin, asking a reporter
to seek permission for an
interview first. Calls to the
state-sanctioned Chinese
church, the Catholic Patri-
otic Association of China,
went unanswered.

The Vatican maintained a
presence in Hong Kong
while it was a British colony
and has been allowed to stay
since the southern trading
hub returned to Chinese
rule in 1997. But on the
mainland, the diplomatic
stalemate has persisted
because China has harassed
underground Catholics and
refuses to recognize the
pope's authority to appoint
bishops.

The cardinal kept up his
criticism of Beijing in a ser-
mon after Saturday's march,
praising Nobel Peace Prize
winner Liu Xiaobo as “an
honest man, a man who is
peaceful, who speaks the
truth." China was outraged
that the Nobel was award-
ed to a imprisoned dissident
whose campaign for democ-
ratic reforms China views as
subversion.

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training programme conduct-
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Freeport and the other in
Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The aim of the programme
was to enhance the theoreti-
cal knowledge and practical
maneuvering skills of the
BORCO pilots. It also served
as a refreshment tool, the
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The programme utilised
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under various weather con-
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The programme was divid-
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assessed and results were
passed on to BORCO and
sea states.

BORCO said its training

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essentials because of the con-
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in the work place.

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number of international
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company also offers blend-
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THERE have been a
number of news reports that
investors from Southeast
Asia and the Arabian Gulf
are trying to purchase the
Atlantis and One and Only
resorts from Sol Kerzner for
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Steve Wynn has also been
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or. Sol has repeated that he
is not selling out and his
management has said it is
business as usual. A bank
and a construction compa-
ny from China have offered
finance to the extent of US
$2.6 billion for the Baha
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invest. Among the group
being reported as interest-
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Steve Wynn, the man who
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Bahamas don’t see. Based
on what one observes
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not all, Bahamian investors
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Judge orders arrest

of AG’s Office lawyer

FROM page one

Appeal against the granting of bail.

At that time, the appellate court upheld
the Supreme Court’s decision to grant bail,
but the decision as to whether they had to
remain in the Bahamas until trial was
deferred to yesterday.

In court, Mrs Ferguson-Pratt argued that
because the men were charged with murder,
possession of dangerous drugs with intent
to supply, and possession of an unlicensed
fire arm, they should not be allowed to leave
the Bahamas, because it was unlikely they
would return for trial.

At some point during the proceedings

Dame Joan Sawyer raised her file, slammed
it down on her desk and shouted at Mrs Fer-
guson-Pratt.
_ It is understood that the President want-
ed to know why the Attorney General’s
office was presenting the case again when a
nolle prosequi had been entered.

Mrs Ferguson-Pratt bowed to the. bench
and said: “With all due respect, in that case,
I am not able to assist the court any fur-
ther.” She sat down. ~

It is reported that Dame Sawyer ordered
her to get up. When she failed to do so, the
President instructed a nearby police officer
to take her into custody.

A junior lawyer, who had accompanied

Mrs Ferguson-Pratt from the Attorney Gen-.

eral’s Office, called Mr Franklyn Williams,

Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, to

inform him of what had happened.
Dashing from the Attorney General’s

office in the Post Office building on East
Hill Street, down the hill to the Court of

Appeal, which sits in the Bank of Bahamas
building on Charlotte Street, Mr Williams
reportedly arrived just before Ms Ferguson-
Pratt could be charged with contempt. Then,
after bailing her out of custody, he continued
arguing the,case before the court. He asked
the court to refuse to allow the two men to
leave the country explaining the reason for
the Attorney General’s office taking that
position.

He pointed out that because the two
accused were American citizens they were
not subject to the process of a Bahamian
court and could not be compelled to return
should they decide not to do so.

However, the President ruled that the two
Puerto Ricans; who had been ordered not to
leave until yesterday’ s decision, showed that
they were honourable men because they had

remained in the jurisdiction for yesterday’s —

hearing. She granted them permission to
leave the Bahamas until their case was
called.

She said that as they were still here await-
ing yesterday’s decision, there was no indi-
cation that they would not return for their
trial.

Another straw vendor i is
released, expected home

LATE yesterday after-
noon Foreign Affairs
announced that the case of
straw vendor Shamone
Thompson had been heard.
She was expected home
today. She was one of nine
straw vendors arrested at the
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Thompson was sentenced.

to time served and released
on probation.

Judy Duncome and Mar-
garet Pierre, whose -cases
were heard on Monday are
also back in Nassau.

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Tracey Davis was the first
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Five remain in jail in New
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. “The Consul General will

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by Mr Dean and the landown-
ers association. —

They also call for damages
caused by trespass as well as

- costs and any other relief attrib-

uted by the court.

Mr Dean expects Chief Jus-
tice Michael Barnett to make
a decision on their claims by
tomorrow at the latest.

The basis of their argument
lies in the 1925 conveyance of
property by the heirs of
Wellesly Malcolm to the late

Joseph Garfunkel, a predeces- -

sor in title to. Arawak Homes.
The plaintiffs claim this con-
veyance is null and void as Mr

Malcolm’s heirs purported to .

convey a greater estate or inter-
est in the land than they were
entitled to.

Therefore they also question
the subsequent 1942 sale of the

property from Mr Garfunkel to _

his own company Amusements
Ltd. Arawak Homes then pur-
chased it from Pinewood Gar-
dens Ltd in liquidation in 1983.

In the originating summons
the plaintiffs also ask whether
there can ever be good root
title to the land that was pur-
portedly conveyed; whether
that land is subject to several
other legal actions, and whether
the conveyance is void for

“uncertainty over each seller

purported to corivey to Mr Gar-

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funkel. ;

The action filed at the
Supreme Court on October 12:
follows two court actions filed
by Arawak Homes against Mr -
Dean.

Those cases were heard by -
Senior Justice Anita Allen in
2002 and by the Chief Justice in
2008.

Mr Dean is appealing Senior
Justice Allen’s ruling in addi- |
tion to filing the new Supreme
Court action in an effort to
retain his property.

He bought the lot in 1998
and built a duplex on the land
which he completed just two
months before Arawak Homes
Ltd approached him with
claims it had rights to the prop-
erty in September 2002, he said. .

Mr Dean, a contractor, has
since investigated title to the
land and devotedly fought for
the truth of title in court.

He said “Pinewood Gardens
bought the land in 1972 know-
ing there were adverse claims to
parts of the land.

“There were légal actions in
the Supreme Court.

“They were fully alerted that

they were not buying the full.

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FROM page one

Bain and Grants Town MP and
the world to knew that he took
no exception to the opposition
member’s comments. ;

The éxchange occurred in the
midst of bickering between
mainly seated members. Some
on the Opposition side criticised
the Speaker for reprimanding Dr
Nottage and failing to do the
same for Mr Ingraham.

The Speaker explained that
Mr Ingraham’s comments in his
view were not “directed at any
other specific member.”

After members of the House
refused to yield to the Speak-
er’s calls for order, he abruptly called fora
five-minute suspension.

“TI would expect every member to respect
and honour the.chair of this louse.

“T want every member to respect the
chair.

“T expect silence when [ am speaking.
No member from the Opposition side said
anything that would be reflected in the
records to say the PM was responding to
that member,” said Mr Smith.

The interruption occurred as the legis-
lators convened for a second reading and
committal of a Bill for an Act to Amend the
Bahamas National Trust Act.

ROW: Dr


















Fak

Bernard Nottage

While the squabbles esca-
lated over the “devil” remarks,
it initially centred around
Prime Minister Ingraham’s
refusal to concede the floor to

speak.

up the debate.

today,” said Mr Ingraham.

Mr Christie chose not to
speak, and further sought to have Dr Not-

tage speak in his place.

He said he was using his “constitutional :
discretion” to select another member of :

the Opposition to speak in his place.

The Opposition did not seek to change

the subject of the debate, the rules of the

debate, or go over time, said Mr Christie. It
simply sought to have the views of one of its :

members heard.

-Based on the prior agreement negotiated }
between the two parties, Mr Ingraham ;
refused to concede the floor, choosing :
instead to move a motion for the committal

of the bill. ;

LOCAL NEWS

Mr Ingraham said he and }
i Opposition leader Perry :
Christie agreed at the last sit- :
ting of the House that two }
Opposition members would ;
speak, specifically West End :
MP Obie Wilchcombe and Mr :
Christie, before he wrapped

“That is the deal we made.
and the deal we will honour

FROM page one

the mould, confirmed Permanent Secretary
Archie Nairn.
Although the problem was attacked with
costly remedial measures during the sum-
mer, the fungus ‘continues to spread
throughout the six-storey building courtesy
of a malfunctioning air-conditioning sys-
tem. a8 ,
Leaks, dampness and extremes in tem-

“perature created by the AC has fostered

fertile conditions for the mould to flourish
on the walls, floors and ceilings of the offices

and library, where it threatens to further .
infest legal reference books, files, furniture ,

and special equipment.

Mr Nairn said the mould must be
attacked once and for all, and /the air-con-
ditioning repaired, to ensure the health and
safety of staff and protection of expensive
equipment. ' oy

The Cabinet is expected to consider plans

‘for remedial action at the offices next week,

Mr Nairn said, as the Ministry of Public
Works and Transport’s tenders board
agreed on Tuesday to award a contract for
air-conditioning repairs and mould reme-



y

“nt suspended Mould in the Post
called a ‘devil’ Office building is
- still affecting staff

Dr Nottage, who sought to :

diation work at the Post Office building. —
“We have to be very cautious about this
because we cannot afford to have a Band-
Aid approach where we spend this money
and the mould continues to reappear,” Mr
Nairn said. .
“Staff cannot work effectively under these
circumstances so the productivity level has
just dropped. - ‘
“Lawyers continue to come in and work
under very trying circumstances, but those
who had pre-existing conditions have had to
divide their time between working from

‘ home and in the office.

“It’s really terrible, and we are just thank-
ful to the staff who continue to come to

_ work on a daily basis.” -

Mr Nairn said the difficult working con-
ditions have been exacerbated by. a broken-
elevator, which has been out of action since
Friday, sending even more staff home from
work. ‘

The 40-year-old building also includes
offices for the Ministry of Labour and Social
Development, and the Post Office.

Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of
Labour and Social Development Barbara
Burrows was not in her office to respond to
press inquiries yesterday.

_ US publishers

give top honour
to The Tribune’s

Insight column

They wrote two in-depth pieces urging passage of a bill
that would recognise rape within a marriage as a crime.

Under pressure from the sections of religious community
and despite vigorous editorial debate on the part of The Tri-
bune, the government ultimately dropped the bill from its
legislative agenda

The pair picked up second place in the SNPA’s Carmage
Walls Commentary Prize Award, an honour given to those
newspapers which advocate strong, courageous and positive
editorial page leadership.

In their comments, the distinguished panel of judges
described the articles as “incredibly powerful”.

They said: “The topic was challenging, but Missick and
Nunez handled it with candour and respect for the victims
of these crimes. t

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taboo topic and entrenched power structure in their com-
munity. They no doubt made many people angry, but their
cause was just. That embodies the ideals of the Carmage
Walls Commentary Prize.” - ;

Upon receiving the award, News Editor Nunez said: “We
are honoured that the SNPA chose to recognise these arti-
cles. Hopefully the publicity this award generates will help
convince the government to reverse its decision to shelve the
Marital Rape Bill, thereby putting the countless victims of
this heinous crime above vested interests and political con-
venience.” ' os

The SNPA represents hundreds of newspapers across the
24 southern states of the United States.

The category winner was Keith Magill of The Courier, in
Houma, Louisiana, who wrote a series of articles on coastal
erosion.

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ABACO
GREAT GUANA CAY, ABACO CAYS

Colonial Style Commercial Building known
as Art Café situate in the vicinity of the
Public Dock the settlement of Guana Cay.
Appraisal TBA. ,

HARBOUR RIDGE

This property comprises of
3 (2) Storey Villas With
Ocean Views and are about
70% completed. Each Villa
consists of 3 bedrooms,
3 baths each at 1,352 sq.ft.



FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA

“L.E.M. Plaza” Martin Town, Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama.
Accommodations includes three rental units. Appraised Value TBA.



Property comprises of 0.40 Acres with 200 ft of canal frontage.
Lot No. 18, Block No 1. Derby Subdivision, Unit No. 2. Freeport, Grand :
Bahama

Six-plex. This.complex is fairly new construction. The building
contains (5) one bedroom apartment unit. Owner side is (4) bedroom (2)
bath with a lot of extras.

NEW PROVIDENCE

Three Apartment Buildings

Lot #1, 58 & 59 - Ferguson Terrace! off Malcolm Road. Buildings A & B=
Two duplexes comprising two bedrooms, one bathroom, living/dining
room & kitchen. Building C: Triplex comprising 2-Bedrooms and 1-
Bathroom Apartments. Appraisal TBA.

Four Plex, Robinson Close Off McKinney Drive, Carmichael Road, on a
portion of land Containing 11,747 sq ft., (3) Two bed 1 bath & (1) One :
bed, 1 bath. Appraisal TBA.



- Vacant Land — Hill Top
Lot #12, Orange Hill #1 Subdivision 27,377 sq: ft. and about 1.0417 miles |
west of Blake Road, or 1st Corner left after Kisskadee Dr. West Bay Street,

property located at southern end of road reservation. Appraisal TBA.
\
Vacant Land

Lot #4 Block #1, Winton Heights Subdivision comprising of 15,589 :
sq. ft. Appraisal TBA.

Vacant Land
Lot # 1 Lake unceacnie Court. Vacant Land comprising 26,650 ;
sq. ft. in Mulit Family Zoning. Appraised Value TBA.

“ABACO

_ Multi Purpose Commercial building known as Faith Convention :

Center.

The complex consists of (5) octagon buildings. Three’ single
storey building and Two (2). storey buildings. Known as Simmons Place.

EXUMA

Two Storey Commercial Building, George Town, Exuma
4, 2 bed 1 bath apartment, 1 bed 1 bath apartment on the ‘top floor,
bottom floor houses five retail/offices spaces. Appraisal TBA. -

Three Incomplete Villas situated on Lot 17380 Bahama Sound #18
| containing approximately 1.87 Acres. Property comprises of (3) bedrooms,
i (2) bathroom home

| Lot # 49 Andros Beach Colony Subdivision, North Andros.

Subdivision, near. the Township of George Town, Exuma, Bahamas.
Appraisal TBA. .

_ Single Family Residence
Bahama Island Beach Section 3, Little Exuma Bahamas1974 sq ft building :

For conditions of sale and any other information, please contact: ;
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit at 502-1320/356-1685/502-0929 or 356-1608, Nassau, Bahamas

Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Manager, The Commercial Credit Collection Unit, P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas



+ comprising of 6 bed, 2 bath on approximately 19,700 sq ft of property.’
| Appraisal TBA.

| Vacant Waterfront Property, Grayville, Exuma

| Bahama Sound of Exuma Ocean Addition Lots No. 14884 and
: 14885.

: Property Comprises of (8) apartment building.

(4) Building comprises of 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
: (2) Building comprises of 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom -
(@ Building comprises of 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

_ELEUTHERA

CA single storey Commercial Building situated on Lot #90-D.
: Approximately 42,616 sq ft. in the settlement of Lower peas on. the
Island of Eleuthera. Appraisal TBA..

A single storey Triplex Building (fully rented) situated on Lot °
#90- A approximately 17,807 sq ft. in the settlement of Lower Bogue on
: the Island of Eleuthera. Appraisal TBA.

: A vacant single Storey Structure Building situated on Lot #90-F
: Approximately 27,736 sq ft. in the settlement of Lower Bogue on the
: Island of Eleuthera. Appraisal TBA.

| Vacant Land»
: Lot #90-E. Approximately 16,521 sq ft. in the settlement of Lower aie

on the Island of Eleuthera. Appraisal TBA.

| Vacant Land é
i Lot # 90-G. Approximately 18,826 sq ft. in the settlement of Lower Bogue

: on the Island of Eleuthera. Appraisal TBA.

| Vacant Land
: Lot #90-C. Approximately 21,430 sq yf in the settlement of Lower Bogue

on the Island.of Eleuthera, Appraisal TBA.

| Vacant Land

Lot #90-B. Approximately 22,376 sq ft. in the settlement of Lower Bogue
on the Island of Eleuthera. ppralsal TBA. ;

| Harbour Island
| Apartment Block on Lot #14, Nesbitt Street, Harbour Island. Property

ANDROS

? Lot # 99 Fresh Creek Central Andros.

| Single family home property comprises of (4) Bedroom and (2) bathroom
: home, with adjacent building which is being used for a wholesale/retail

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EVANDER HOLYFIELD

/

By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

rimed for the
most star-studded
bout of his career
thus far, the
Bahamas’ leading

professional fighter will be

forced to wait weeks later
than anticipated before he

fights for a major heavyweight |

title.

Sherman “The Tank”
Williams was originally sched-
uled to face Evander “The
Real Deal” Holyfield in a 12-
round bout on November 5

for the World Boxing Feder- » |

ation's heavyweight title’ in

Detroit, Michigan. However, <

the fight has been resched-

uled to a date in early Decem-

. ber. The specific date of the
fight will be announced in the
near future.

A disappointed Williams
speculated on the reason for
the delay from the Holyfield
camp.

“Well it is boxing so there is
a lot of talk, and a lot of
rumours going around but no
concrete reason has been giv-

_ en for the delay. I know that

he was looking beyond me

and looking forward to a fight
with one of the Klitschko
brothers.

“As November draws clos-
er, I think his camp réalizes
that they signed up for a real
fight and Holyfield has his
hands full. They said they had
some issues in their training
camp and there was also some
issues with FoxSports.Net, the
television station that is sup-
posed to be hosting the fight,”

he said. “But what I heard

froth good sources is that he

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just started training for the
fight last week, so perhaps it is
just a matter of his camp
being ill-prepared and trying
to play mind games.”

The 38-year-old Williams,
who gine from humble
beginnings in Grand Bahama
where fighting at Hawksbill
High was his introduction to
the sport, is nine years
younger than his 47-year-old
legendary rival.

‘Williams told a gathering

of sportiag dignitaries last

month that he intends to stop

Holyfield in the seventh

UTE sale!
heal Deal

WBF heavyweight bout in

READY TO RUMBLE: Sherman Williams is all set to square off with Evander Holyf
Federation's heavyweight title in early December. a

round.

“For the delay to come at
this point is a bit disappoint-
ing. We have been going hard
at it in training camp for five
weeks now and right now I’m
almost peaking in preparation
for a fight that was supposed
to be held in just a few
weeks,” Williams said. “Now
I am forced to extend my
training three to four weeks
and risk over training.”

The 5711” Williams has
compiled a 34-11 record with

19 knockouts. He is coming ©

off a loss on points to Manuel

I would like to say thank you to all the people who assisted

me with my preparation and
expenses to take part

American

travel/accommodation —
in the 2010 38th IFBB Central
and Caribbean Bodybuilding & Fitness

Championships (CAC's) held in Aruba from September
22-26, 2010 where I made the finals. ee

Phil's Food Services and two other friends who sponsored —
my airline ticket and hotel accommodations, Body Zone _
Fitness staff and my workout partners Debbie Richardson at
Treasure Travel International, Orthopedic Sports Therapy
Ltd. staff, Della Thomas V. Lockhart Family and friends for
their prayers and continued support.Congratulations to the
whole Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Team for a
job well done.Contact:janrenee7@ yahoo.com

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May
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Charr on October 10, 2009,
in Stadthalle, Rostock, Meck-
lenburg-Verpommern, Ger-
many. "oS
Prior to'tHat; Williams was

niné=win. streak with
his last degision Coming on
Decembér'12;'2008, when he
won on points over Andrew
Greeley .at;the Bourbon
Street Station in Jacksonville,
Florida.) 3 .

In Holyfield, Williams will
be facing a.6-2:1/2 American
who has a/43°10 record with
28 KOs. Holytield, 47, will be

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‘early December’

“The game plan has not changed.

Right now, I am in top shape. I have
been working on the things we need

to do to attack Holyfield like left hooks,
counters and body shots. At 47, we do
not feel as if he can take the body shots
he took 10 years ago-so it is something
we look to capitalize on. Despite it all,
I still look to lift the WBF Heavyweight
Championship away from Holyfield
and bring it back to the Bahamas.”

— Sherman ‘The Tank’ Williams

he won with an eight round
TKO over Francois Botha at
the Thomas & Mack Center
in Las Vegas, Nevada, on
April 10.

Holyfield, the former undis-
puted world champion, has
had victories over Michael
Dokes, Alex Stewart, James
Buster Douglas, George
Foreman, Larry Holmes, Rid-
dick Bowe and Mike Tyson.

Despite the setback,
Williams said his focus and
determination has not
wavered and he will be ready
when the fight takes place in

tourney starts today

THE 11th Annual Austin
‘King Snake’. Knowles Soft-
ball Tournament for senior
boys and girls will be hosted
by the Bahamas Softball Fed-
eration (BSF), starting today.
And it’s free’

BSF. president Burket
Dorsettsaid the tourney is
one of the.federation’s land-









mark eventsatid holds true to
its mott “VPRisis one of the
most impdetant events on the
calendar ‘and'is the true dis-
play of our:p: gression and
depiction’ Wf. the motto ‘The
Way Forward)’; he said.
“The ‘& ined growth of
this tou t:is directly

PATS.
related to'the:growth of the
game locally‘and its ability to
represent thé country inter-
nationally go‘we continue our
great expectations for this
event.” teh
The tournament, to be
staged at'thé‘Blue Hill Sport-
ing Complex;‘is set to be held
during the mid-term break for
public schodls (October 21-
24) in New'Providence.
About 20:schools took part
in last year’sifournament. The
Family Islands fared very well
as the NGMteam defeated
the CentralEleuthera team
to win the’ boys” championship
and Spanish Wells outclassed
Preston Albury: for the girls’
crown.® \iyi.4" nae,
Kennéth;Porbes of Preston
Albury and‘David Nathan of
NCA were:thé most valuable
players‘ambng the boys and
Tobias Turiiquest of NGM
won championship MVP.
Edith Petitfere of Spanish
Wells was the’ girls’ tourna-





“ment MVP and Alicia Pinder,



BURKET DORSETT

also of Spanish Wells, was the
championship MVP.

It is expected that high
schools from both the public
and private sector will put
their softball skills to test in
this prestigious tournament.

Many senior teams that
make up the various associa-
tions (fast pitch) use this tour-
nament as their scouting
ground.

The BSF has appointed
Leroy Thompson and Kelly
Smith as tournament direc-
tors.

About 175 trophies, medals
and T-shirts will be presented
to the participants. And com-
puters will be awarded tothe
two top schools.

Interested schools may con-
tact Leroy Thompson at Gov-
ernment High School (456-
6096) and Kelly Smith (393-
1231/456-2881).

December. a
“The game plan has not
changed. Right now, I am in
top shape. I have been work-
ing on the things we need to
do to attack Holyfield like left
hooks, counters and body ©
shots,” he said. “At 47, we do
not feel as if he can take the
body shots he took 10 years
ago so it is something we look
to capitalize on. Despite it all,
I still look to lift the WBF
Heavyweight Championship
away from Holyfield and
bring it back to the
Bahamas.”





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TRACK
BSC MEET























THE Baptist Sports
Council is scheduled to
hold the Rev Ellerston
Smith Track and Field ©
Classic at Thomas A
Robinson Track and
Field Stadium on Octo-
ber 30.

Churches interested in
participating are urged to
submit their rosters to
Ann Thompson at
bahamastrack@hotmail.c
om or Brent Stubbs at
stubbobs@gmail.com or
bstubbo@yahoo.com by
Friday. -

A scratch meeting is
set for 6pm Monday at
the stadium.

SOFTBALL
BSC POSTPONED

























AS aresult of the
Bahamas Softball Feder-
ation’s annual Austin
‘King Snake’ Knowles
Invitational High School
Softball Tournament at
the Baillou Hills Sporting
Complex this weekend, °
the Baptist Sports Coun-
cil has postponed all
games set for Saturday.
The BSC is expected to
resume play at Baillou
Hills on November 6 due
to the fact that the Rev
Ellerston Smith’s Track
and Field Classic is set
for October 30 at
Thomas A Robinson
Track and Field Stadium.


LONDON (AP) VW
Rooney blamed Man
United's faihur
heavily on str lening its
squad for his de nt
refuse to sign.a new contract
with the 18-time English
champions.

The England strike
stunned United last we by
telling chief executive David
Gill that he want )
because of concerns about the
club's lack of ambit
transfer market

Manager ‘Alex Ferg
made Rooney's decision pul
licly known on ‘tuesday \ hile

" still giving the 24.
ward the option to stay at
Trafford.

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after..defeating. Andrea
Petkovic 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 in: the
second round of the Kremlin
Cup on Wednesday.

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will replace Serena '
in the eight-player, season
ending event that starts next
week in Doha, Qatar.

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Azarenka and Li Na. of

China were the two: substi-
tutes for the tournament. But
Li, who was five points ahead
of Azarenka in the champi-
“ onships race,
round in Moscow. She will
remain the top substitute.
Azarenka committed 11
double-faults but won the last
five games of a match that
featured 16 breaks of serve
Petkovic'called for a doctor
to have blisters on her right
hand treated in the third’set.
"The. courts: here’ are

extremely slow and it's hard:

to serve a winher," Azaren-
ka said.

Maria Jose Martinez
Sanchez of Spain advanced to
the quarterfinals with a 6-4,
1-6; 6-1 win oyer Alona Bon-

' darenko. Sanchez, a doubles
specialist, will play Domaini-
ka Cibulkova, who ousted
Tsvetana Pironkova 6-4, 6-1.

In men's play, defe nding
champion Mikhail Youzhny
pulled out with an unspeci
fied virus after losing a dou-
bles match. Fourth-seeded
Marcos Baghdatis broke once
in each set. to oust Potito
Starace 6-4, 6-3.

Janko Tipsarevic was upset
by Horacio Zeballos 4-6, 6-4,
6-3. Tipsarevic said he strug:
gled with pain in his lower
back in the last two sets.

Fifth-seeded Radek
Stepanek defeated Mikhail
Kukushkin 6-3, 6-2











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‘league matter." He also Favie' di

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iransfer activities on Tuesday.

"tT met with David Gill last

‘ek and he did not give me
any of the assurances I was
»king about the future
|," Rooney said Wednes-
day ina statement. "I then
told him that I would not be
signing a new contract. I was

nterested to hear what Sir
Alex had to say yesterday and
surprised by some of it.

"itis absolutely true, as he
said, that my agent and I have
had a number of meetings
with, the club about a new
contract. During those meet-
ings in August I asked for
assurances about the contin-
ued ability of the club to
attract’ the top players, in the
world."

Rooney has won three Pre-
Bek League titles and the

ampions League once
since joining L United in 2004
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.
(AP) -—— Brett Favre isn't talk-
ing about his meeting with
NEL officials regarding alle-
gations that he sent suggestive
messages and lewd photos to a
woman who worked for the
New York Jets. _

‘Speaking. on a conference
Ho with reporters in Green
y ahead of Sunday night's
Viki ings- ‘Packers s game, Fayre



aljout the. situation in his week-
ly news conference Wednes-
day with Minnesota media.

The Vikings QB met with
an NFL sécurity official Tues-
day regarding allegations that
he sent lewd pictures and racy
messages to then-Jets employ-
ee Jenn Sterger in 2008, when
Favre was New York's quar-
terback.

Sterger has hired lawyers |
but has not commented on the

hat /

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pkers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the

-

League Cup. lastseason after
losing Cristiano Ronaldo and
striker Carlos Tevez, without
signing any similarly high-pro-
file replacements — despite
cash reserves of 163.8 million
pounds disclosed in accounts

‘for the fiscal year ending June

30.
United's ability to compete
for the world's top players is

‘hampered by its debts of
more than 750 million
pounds, resulting from the _

2005 leveraged takeover by
the Glazer family.
Rooney has also seen

' neighbour Manchester. City

dramatically outspend Unit-

-ed in the last two years since

being bought by Abu Dhabi's

~. Sheikh Mansour.

Like Ferguson did on Tues-
day, Rooney downplayed talk
about a rift between the two

— calling the manager "a
genius" — and said his deci-










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THURSDAY, OCTOE




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think the questions I w:
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1 know I will always owe Sir
Alex Ferguson. a huge «
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mentor who has helped:
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PAGE 18, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2010

THE TRIBUNE



Inter, Barcelona win while

Raul equals goal record

By STUART CONDIE
AP Sports Writer

LONDON (AP) — Inter
Milan and Barcelona each
won in the Champions
League on Wednesday to
take control of their first-
round groups, while Raul
Gonzalez equaled a 33-year-
old scoring record:

Defending champion Inter
survived a second-half come-
back to beat 10-man Totten-
ham 4-3 and take sole posses-
sion of first place in Group
A, while Lionel Messi hit his
ninth and 10th goals. of the
season to give Barcelona a 2-
0. win over FC Copenhagen.

Manchester United put the
furor surrounding Wayne
Rooney's future to one side
to beat Bursaspor 1-0 and
Lyon racked up its third tour-
nament win with a 2-0 victory
over Benfica.

Raul scored twice to lead
Schalke to a 3-1, win over
Hapoel Tel Aviv and match
Gerd Mueller's total of 69
European club goals. ;

Inter was already 1-0 ahead
through Javier Zanetti when
Tottenham — goalkeeper
Heurelho Gomes was sent off
in the eighth minute for bring-
ing down Jonathan Biabiany
in the area.

Samuel Eto'o beat replace-
ment keeper Carlo Cudicini
with the resulting penalty
- before Dejan Stankovic put
Inter 3-0 ahead in the 14th
with a shot into the bottom
corner. Eto'o then scored his
14th goal of the season — and
sixth in the Champions
League — with a 35th-minute
finish with the outside of his

Yankees bats come

alive in

By HOWIE RUMBERG
AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Nick
Swisher and Robinson Cano hit
consecutive home runs to back
CC Sabathia, and the New York
Yankees took advantage of a
couple of rare Texas miscues for.
a 6-2 lead after six innings
Wednesday in Game 5 of the
American League championship
series.

Facing a 3-1 deficit in the best-
of-seven series, the Yankees
showed some spark at the plate
against CJ Wilson.

Jorge Posada and Curtis
Granderson had back-to-back
RBI singles in the second inning
after Wilson walked two.
Granderson's hit to right field
set off a series of bad throws that
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GOAL: Inter Milan forward Samuel Eto’o (right) celebrates with his teammate Dejan Stankovic after
scoring during a Champions League, Group A, match between Inter Milan and Tottenham at the San Siro
stadium in Milan, Italy, on Wednesday.

boot. |

"In the first half we played
really well, but in the second
half.we were a bit too
relaxed," Inter coach Rafa
Benitez said. "They played
wellon the counterattack and
we paid for this. We left too
much space on the flanks."

Inter appeared to be on
course for the biggest win by
any side so far in this season's
tournament but in the 52nd
minute. Wales winger Gareth
Bale*burst from inside his
own half, beat two defenders
down the left and scored with
a fierce shot across goalkeep-
er Julio Cesar and into the far
corner. :

Bale did the same in the
90th and completed an unlike-
ly hat trick in injury time with
a third left-foot shot, this time

Game 5

and left Derek Jeter smiling in

the New York dugout.

Swisher led off the third with a
long drive to left. Cano, batting
in the No. 3 spot in place of
injured slugger Mark Teixeira,
followed with his fourth homer
of the series, giving New York,
which entered batting .198 for
the ALCS, a 5-0 lead under a sil-
very red twilight sky in the

Bronx.

Wilson held the Yankees
scoreless over the first six innings

. in his Game 1 matchup against
Sabathia before Cano connect-
ed.in the seventh and started the
Yankees' big comeback for their

lone win in the series.

Wilson was done after five
ineffective innings Wednesday.
He yielded six hits and six runs
— five earned — and walked

four, one intentionally.

after good approach work by
fellow winger Aaron Lennon.

"We knew we could do bet-
ter than in the first half," Bale
said. "We started off sloppi-
ly. "

Tottenham kept second
place with four points —
three fewer than Inter — after
Werder Bremen and FC
Twente drew 1-1 in the other
Group A match.

"It was a difficult match
because no team wanted to
suffer the first goal," Bremen
forward Hugo Almeida said.
"One point was not enough
for us‘today, and.it was our
aim to win. Now we have to
win the next match."

Bremen hosts Twente on
Nov. 2, when Tottenham
hosts Inter.

‘Barcelona endured a ner-.






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vous second half and led
Copenhagen by just a single
goal until injury time, when
Messi got his fourth tourna-
ment goal of the season.

Messi put Barcelona ahead
in the 19th, working himself
space just outside, the area to
launch.a shot past goalkeeper
Johan Wiland into the top
corner. But Wiland saved
from Messi, David Villa and
Daniel Alves to keep the
Danish champions in the
match at Camp Nou.

Copenhagen striker Cesar
Martin wasted several
chances and Dame N'Doye
rattled a shot off the cross-
bar.

Barcelona overtook Copen-
hagen to lead Group D with
seven points, one more than
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Panathinaikos held Rubin
Kazan to a 0-0 draw.

Manchester United's
Rooney. was already sidelined
‘with an ankle injury before
releasing a statement hours
before the game detailing his
dissatisfaction with the club's
inability to. afford top play-
ers.

United manager Alex Fer-

guson still opted to rest sev-
eral players but winger Nani
put United made the most of
United's early superiority in
the ninth minute with a curl-
ing shot to the far post.
. The three-time European
champions have seven points
in Group C, two more than
Rangers.

American midfielder Mau-
rice Edu managed to score a
header for both sides as

Rangers kept up its unbeat- |

en start to Champions League
play with a 1-1 draw against
Valencia.
France striker Jimmy
Briand scored his first goal in
the Champions League and
Lisandro Lopez added anoth-
er to help Lyon maintain its
perfect start to Group B, but
Schalke is just three points
back after Raul's double.
. The former Spain striker,
who scored 66 Champions

League and one Super Cup |

goal for Real Madrid before
moving to Germany for this
season, scored in the third
minute and doubled Schalke's
lead in the 58th.

Former Germany great
Mueller scored his 69 goals in
77 games in all European club,
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lan Kinsler who goes for a single in the sixth inning of Game 5 of the American League Championship:

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‘Nieminen
sweelis past.
Berdych in
Stockholm

STOCKHOLM (AP) —
Jarkko Nieminen cruised past
Tomas Berdych at the Stock-
holm Open on Wednesday,
advancing to the quarterfinals
with a 6-1, 6-4 victory. _

The sixth-ranked Berdych
lost seven consecutive games
at one point against a player
ranked 39 places lower.

Backed by a supportive

-crowd at the Royal Tennis

Hall, Nieminen got off to a.
fast start and broke the third-
seeded Berdych twice in win-
ning the first set.

The unseeded Finn took a
2-0 lead to start the second,
playing inspired tennis that
included a laser-like backhand
pass in the fifth game that the
Czech could only watch.

Fifth-seeded'’ Stanislas
Wawrinka of Switzerland also
advanced, landing 12 aces ina”
7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-4 victory over
Robin Haase of Netherlands.

In the quarterfinals,
Wawrinka will meet the win-
ner of Thursday's match
between Roger Federer and _
Taylor Dent of the United
States.

In other first-round match-
es, Matthias Bachinger edged
Lukasz Kubot 6-4, 4-6, 6-3,
and Tobias Kamke defeated
Jan Hajek 6-0, 6-2.

Florian Mayer beat Michael .
Ryderstedt.6-4, 6-4 on center
court in the last match of the
day.

Broncos
won't exhale
with Raiders

on tap

ENGLEWOOD, Colorado
(AP) — After a brutal
monthlong stretch that left
them bruised, battered and 2-
4, the Denver Broncos turned
their attention to the middling
AFC West with the Oakland
Raiders on tap this weekend.

_. They're not exactly exhal-

ing.

The Raiders (2-4) may have
issues in the offensive back-
field, but Broncos coach Josh
McDaniels spoke about them
Wednesday like they were the

“1985 Chicago Bears on

defense, the 2007 New Eng-
land Patriots on offense and
the 2003 Kansas City Chiefs
on special teams.

And his players parroted
that message in the locker
room, praising the Raiders as
the most talented team in
football, player for player.

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COMPASS Point Resort is
gearing up for the next in its
acclaimed Sunset Series
events, to be held on Sunday,
October 24.

The fourth installment in
the series, which delivers live
music and other performances
for the enjoyment of Bahami-
ans and tourists alike, will fea-
ture local reggae band Willis
and the Illest and the DJs of
the Bahamas Underground
Music Association (BUMA).

It will also feature a Mojito
bar, Kalik on draught and the
resort’s signature drink, the
Compass point switcher
(Russian Standard Vodka and
lemonade).

There will be food from the
grill, a fruit bar, and freshly
baked pizzas.

Although the series, which
mixes live entertainment with
poolside summer fun, has
been a big hit, the resort is not
content to rest on its laurels,
and has planned several other
special events — including an
afternoon Halloween house
party and a night to showcase
the incredible skills of Michal
Tezky, known internationally
as “The Flair Bartender.”

Compass Point Beach
Resort, which opened in 1995,
was the vision of Island
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ROCKING EVENT: Willis and the Illest reggae band performing at the last Sunset Series event.

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well, known for introducing
the world to the talents of Bob
Marley and U2.

He wanted to combine the
intimacy of a small property
with a traditional simple coun-
try home residence common
to his native country of
Jamaica, while imbuing it with
the artistic flavour his record-
ing studios across the street.

Although development has
crowded close to the borders
of the property, the staff have
preserved the natural setting,
where guests experience the
sound of the ocean, the tropi-
cal breezes, and at night, the
silence typical of a location
away from civilisation.

The Sunset Series was
launched earlier this year as
an effort to get back to the
musical roots of the resort by
incorporating live perfor-
mances as part of a overall
renovation of the resort and
Its services.

Accordingly, the manage-
ment have brought in an
accomplished Bahamian chef
who worked for 10 years in
Canada, and now serves food
until midnight on the week-
days and to lam on the week-
ends, making it the only
restaurant on the western side
of the island open into the wee
hours.

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St. Lucian politician
Mallet dead at 87

CASTRIES, St. Lucia
Associated Press



GEORGE Mallet, a stalwart in St. Lucian politics and the
Caribbean island's former governor general, died Wednesday
after a long battle with cancer. He was 87.

Mallet entered St. Lucia's Parliament in a 1958 by-election as
the representative of central Castries electoral district. He
held the seat for 38 years until 1996, when he became governor
general and was kmghted by Queen Elizabeth II.

Mallet emerged as a political leader in the late 1950s, when
St. Lucians began pressing for independence from the United
Kingdom, which was shedding responsibility for its Caribbean
colonies.

In 1964, Mallet and John Compton forged an alliance of
two opposition parties that resulted in the creation of the Unit-
ed Workers Party, which has dominated St. Lucian politics.

Mallet was a long-serving deputy to Compton, who was the
first prime minister upon independence in 1979. He also served
as minister of tourism, trade and industry for more than 30
years.

Mallet was known in St. Lucia for his tenacity. Between
1958 and 1961, he was the only opposition member in the 10-
member legislature of this verdant, mountainous island.

A statement from the office of Prime Minister Stephenson
King described Mallet as one of St. Lucia's “most noted polit-
ical giants."

"Su George was certainly a key figure who can be accredit-
ed with a leading role in St. Lucia's emergence from the post-
colonial era to a modern independent state", the Wednesday
statement said.

Mallet is survived by two adult children. His wife, Beryl,
died in 2003.

Funeral arrangements were pending.

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HOUSE ADDRESS: Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham speaks yes-
terday in the House of Assembly.

FROM page three

throughout the Bahamas who were already far too busy per-
forming their normal functions to take any extra time to inves-
tigate unexplained deaths,” he said.

The current court is making progress, and according to the
prime minister the changes to come on stream will only enhance
the delivery of justice.

Since January, Mr Ingraham said, 222 cases have been dis-
posed of in the Coroner’s Court: 204 cases under section 15 of
the present Act not requiring a public inquest and 18 under sec-
tion 10 of the Act by way of a public inquest. As of late Sep-
tember, there are 49 cases currently before the Coroner’s
Court.

“One of the legacies we will leave behind is the reform of the
laws of the Bahamas and the improvement of the administra-
tion of justice. We will not be distracted by those who wish to
hold us back. If we make progress they believe it affects their
chances of being where we are, so the interest in moving for-
ward is not the same. I want to public to understand our
responsibility is to the Bahamian people and we will proceed
with our agenda,” said Mr Ingraham.

He said the government would soon introduce an updated
Magistrates Court Act, a new Penal Code, and a new Criminal
Procedure Code.

Church of England bishop
plans Catholic conversion

ROBERT BARR
Associated Press Writer
LONDON

A Church of England assistant bishop and a parish church
have announced that they intend to become Roman Catholics
within a new structure set up by Pope Benedict XVI, according to
Associated Press.

John Broadhurst, the bishop of Fulham in London, and St.
Peter's Church in Folkestone, southeastern England, both oppose
moves in the Church of England to allow women to serve as bish-
ops.

Broadhurst, the first serving Church of England bishop to say he
will accept the pope's invitation, is leader of Forward in Faith, a
group representing traditionalists within the Church of England. He
announced his decision on Friday at the group's national assembly.

St. Peter's Church, which is affiliated with Forward in Faith,
announced its decision on Saturday.

Benedict has created a structure called an ordinariate, in which
Church of England defectors could continue to use some of their
traditional liturgy and be served by their married priests.

"T intend to resign as bishop of Fulham before the end of the
year,” Broadhurst told the Forward in Faith meeting.

"I am not retiring, I am resigning,” he added. "Secondly, I
expect that I will enter the ordinariate when it is established."

The parochial church council of St. Peter's said it had resolved
to join the ordinariate and "is anxious that this should be made as
easy as possible."

St. Peter's is in the diocese of Canterbury, the base for the
Church of England's leader, Archbishop Rowan Williams. The Dai-
ly Telegraph reported that St. Peter's attracts about 40 worshippers
each Sunday.

Victorian

The church council did not say whether it hoped to remain in its
Victorian building, and it would be a matter for each member to
decide whether to go or to stay in the Church of England.

Ownership of churches is a complex issue. The simple answer,
a Church of England commission reported in 2005, is that "nobody"
owns a church.

Traditionalists are unhappy with the General Synod vote in July
which rejected a legal structure to protect their rejection of female
priests and bishops. Instead, the synod voted for a code of practice
which provides for traditionalist parishes to request supervision by
male priests and bishops.

Legislation which would finally permit women to serve as bish-
ops still needs to be approved by a two-thirds majority next year in
each of the synod's three chambers: bishops, clergy and laity.

A crucial question is whether traditionalists won enough seats
in recent elections to block approval of the legislation. Results are
still being tabulated.

When the church decided in 1993 to ordain women as priests, it
also appointed three traditionalist bishops to serve as "provincial
episcopal visitors,” supervising traditionalist parishes which refused
women's ministry.

One of these so-called "flying bishops," Bishop of Ebbsfleet
Andrew Burnham, hinted in a pastoral letter this month that he too
would be joining the ordinariate in a “caravan” of like-minded
Anglicans.

"The beginning of the caravan is somewhere ahead of us, over
the horizon," he wrote.

Another "flying bishop," Martin Jarrett of Beverley, has given
his support to a different initiative, announced in September, to
form a Society of St. Wilfrid and St. Hilda to serve traditionalists.

The society, which says it cannot accept the ministry of the
pope, has yet to announce any details of how it would function.

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By ALISON LOWE
Business Reporter

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alowe@tribunemedia.net

Consumer confidence
appears to be returning in
the Bahamian real estate

market, with wariness wan- }

: Bahamian court rules that Miami-based lender transfer

ing amid signs that the eco- ;

nomic downturn may have
introduced greater “ratio-
nality” into property pric-
ing, after what some real-
tors say was an unsustain-
able pre-recession housing
“bubble”.

Patty Birch, president of
the Bahamas Real Estate
Association (BREA),
believes people are return-
ing to the real estate mar-
ket as they see prices have
finally fallen, finding them-
selves able to make a safe
investment in a “tangible
asset” - and one which is
now more likely to be a
place for them to live,
rather than a money-mind-
ed short term investment

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THURSDAY,

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2010

Full Galanis payment
endangers $8.2m claim

I Miami-based lender reduces default judgment damages
claim against former PLP MP/Senator even further to just
$150k

: title in luxury West Bay condo complex to developer Allure,
_ once latter pays it mortgage sum
| This amount disputed, with Allure claiming just $2.2m

- owed, not $7.8m-$8.2m claimed

By NEIL HARTNELL
: Tribune Business Editor

Fears that Bahamian law

would prevent it from recov-
i ering sums owed by other
? alleged debtors if it gained
? the full $8.2 million from a
: former PLP MP and Senator
? prompted a Miami-based
? lender to reduce its default
i judgment demand to just
: $150,000, part of a wider
: case involving a claimed $7
i million fraud over a

‘Growing concern’
on informal lenders

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The Securities Commission
has reported some success in
its efforts to regularise unli-
censed Bahamas-based mon-
ey lenders and brokers, a
senior official telling Tribune
Business that “at least five”
had reported to the regulator
prior to it issuing a 30-day
extension, although the issue
remains “a growing area of
concern”.

Speaking to this newspaper
after the Securities Commis-
sion, in its role of Inspector
of Financial and Corporate
Services Providers, granted a

© Commission says ‘at least
five’ unregulated entities have
come in to be regularised, but
adds that issue still a major
reputational risk for Bahamas

30-day extension for unli-
censed money lenders, bro-
Kers and pay day lenders to }
apply to be formally regulat- :
ed, Gawaine Ward, the regu- ;
lator’s deputy legal counsel, :
said its concerns were growing

SEE page 7B



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PHILIP
GALANIS

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development.
Robin Rodriguez, princi-

ROBERT SANDS

By NEIL HARTNELL
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pal of Cordell Funding,
which is a major player in
the ongoing litigation relat-
ing to a West Bay Street
condominium project just
east of Caves Village,
alleged in US court papers
that he had reduced his
default judgment demand
against accountant Philip
Galanis to just $150,000, on
the grounds that if his firm
secured the full $8.2 million

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By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The Bahamas was yesterday urged by a former finance
minister to develop a tourism model that was “more
competitive within the region and the United States”
and laced with a “peculiar” Bahamian flavour, telling
Tribune Business: “The Bahamas has to be like caviar was
to the Russians.”

James Smith, minister of state for finance in the 2002-
2007 Perry Christie administration, said that since the
Bahamas was unable to do much in the short-term to
address its relatively high cost structure, it needed to
make its tourism product distinct from rival offerings in
the Caribbean and the United States.

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=| project will create ‘unique
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increase visitor numbers to
Bahamas

Baha Mar’s planned $2.6 billion resort
“metropolis” will create a “unique desti-
nation” through its variety of amenities
and hotel price points, a leading executive
told Tribune Business, adding that the
Cable Beach redevelopment would both
attract more tourists to the Bahamas and

; “counterbalance” the influence/reliance
i on Paradise Island.

High room rates is.

? each offering a different price point and

Robert Sands, Baha Mar’s senior vice-
president of external and governmental
affairs, said the six different hotel brands,

appeal to “all walks of life”, thus aiding
the developers in filling the extra Cable
Beach room inventory.

Pointing to the projected increase in
tourist arrivals to the Bahamas that is antic-
ipated once Baha Mar becomes fully oper-
ational in 2014, Mr Sands told Tribune
Business: “We now have a destination
called Nassau, Bahamas, where you have
an already successful hotel on Paradise
Island that is being counterbalanced by a
new resort metropolis on Cable Beach,

SEE page 7B

* Developer says six hotel
brand strategy to create
range of price points and
amenities to appeal to all
market niches and
demographics

* Expects Wyndham to
finish 2010 ‘above forecast’

(leliberate strategy

By ALISON LOWE
Business Reporter i
alowe@tribunemedia.net ;

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from the International Mon- }
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hotel room prices may have }
exacerbated declines in }
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caviar was to the Russians’

FROM page 1B

to be elements peculiar to
the Bahamas, other than
sun, sand and sea if we can’t
bring the costs down. The
Bahamas has to be like
caviar was to the Russians.”

Mr Smith was responding
to the International Mone-
tary Fund’s (IMF) econom-
ic outlook for the Western
Hemisphere, published ecar-
lier this week, which noted
that the Bahamas’ failure to
reduce hotel room rates as
rapidly as rival Caribbean
destinations in response to
the recession meant it had




suffered a steeper fall
among bargain seeking
tourist arrivals.

“The recovery of tourism
has been uneven,” the IMF
said. “Smaller islands in the
region have experienced a
sharper and more prolonged
decline in tourist arrivals
than some of the larger
islands.

“A closer look at the data
suggests that destinations
that significantly reduced
hotel prices following the
crisis experienced milder
declines in arrivals. Though
many factors are at play,
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intraregional differences.

“For example, hotels in
the Dominican Republic
and Jamaica lowered prices
more than other countries
and did not experience a
decline in the number of
tourist arrivals. In contrast,
hotels in the Bahamas and
Barbados were more reluc-
tant to reduce prices and
their tourist arrivals fell.”

Mr Smith yesterday
acknowledged that the
Bahamas’ operating cost
base was “a lot higher” than
other Caribbean nations,
especially when its relative
proximity to key US tourist
markets was factored in. He
noted that on alcohol, in
particular, the Bahamas had
the highest costs in the
Caribbean region.

“You need to work on
that cost element to become
more competitive, and you
have to look beyond room
rates,” Mr Smith said. How-
ever, with fixed labour costs
in the hotel industry due to
the union contract, and high
utility costs, there was little
the Bahamas could do to
reduce hotel and tourism
costs in the medium term.

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* ALEXYS BELL
* SHON MISSICK
* CARDIE COX

* UNETHA H. SHERMAN
* LAWRENCE DAVIS

* STEVEN A ROLLE
* DELMARCO C DUNCOMBE
* STEPHEN U HALL

* KEVIN LIGHTBOURNE
* DENISE FRANCIS

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Full Galanis payment
endangers $8.2m claim

FROM page 1B

it claims it is owed, Bahamian law would
prevent it from obtaining judgment against
other debtors.

The main dispute over the West Bay con-
do development, known as The Terraces,
is now being litigated in the Bahamian
courts, where Allure (Bahamas), which
alleges that the $7 million it invested in
developing the project after taking it on
from an initial developer is now being jeop-
ardised by Cordell/Mr Rodriguez, has won a
temporary injunction preventing the latter
from selling it.

That injunction was modified on Septem-
ber 22, 2010, to require Cordell to transfer its
title and interest in The Terraces to Allure
upon payment of the alleged mortgage debt
to the lender. Allure (Bahamas) now has
until October 31, 2010, to make that pay-
ment.

Responding to the US court’s demands
that he/Cordell justify its reduced damages
demand against Mr Galanis, which had orig-
inally been for $4 million, Mr Rodriguez
said he had lowered his claim even further -
from $250,000 to $150,000.

He again alleged that Cordell was seeking
the damages in relation to two loans it had
made, and which Mr Galanis had guaran-
teed, to North Andros Assets, the initial
developer of the 16-unit project known as
‘The Terraces’.

Loans

Cordell was alleged to have made two
construction loans to North Andros Assets
for the project, one for $3.5 million and
another for $500,000, but the latter entity
then purportedly defaulted, and no pay-
ments of interest or principal had been made
since September 27, 2006.

“The current sum owed for principal,
interest and costs is in excess of $8.2 million,
exclusive of costs for attorney’s fees etc,” Mr
Rodriguez alleged, producing a spreadsheet
to justify his claims.

And he added: “Under Florida law, the
respective guarantors and the original debtor
are all jointly and severally liable for prin-
cipal, interest and costs which accrue fol-
lowing a default under the loan agreement.

“However, under Bahamian law a judg-
ment against one such defendant, such as
Galanis in this case, reduces the amount the
plaintiff is entitled to recover from the oth-
er debtors. Thus, a judgment against Galanis
for the full amount of the principal, interest
and costs in this court would preclude the
plaintiff from obtaining judgment against
the other debtors in the Bahamas.”

Mr Rodriguez alleged that Cordell had
filed a lawsuit in the Bahamian Supreme
Court seeking to foreclose on The Terraces,
in a bid to recover the mortgage security it
has on the project and the supposed $8.2
million it is owed, although that sum is being
disputed and is alleged to be much less.

In the case of the Galanis default judg-
ment, he added: “In order to avoid absolving
the other debtors from liability under this
loan agreement, the plaintiff seeks to recov-
er a lesser amount than it would otherwise
be entitled to.

“Thus, although [Mr Galanis] would be
liable for the entire principal, interest and
costs owed under the respective notes, plain-
tiff seeks judgment against Galanis in this
court for only a fraction of the debt.... to
wit, $150,000 plus legal fees incurred in this
case.”

And, referring to Bahamian Supreme
Court proceedings currently before Chief

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Justice Sir Michael Barnett, Mr Rodriguez
said that Allure Bahamas, which had invest-
ed some $7 million of its own money in
developing The Terraces, was “seeking to
prevent Cordell Funding from exercising its
right of sale as the mortgagee, and has pro-
posed to pay the indebtedness due under
the mortgage note without costs or attor-
ney’s fees.

“The Bahamian court has afforded Allure
Bahamas the opportunity to prevent a sale
of the property by paying the sum of $7.8
million to Cordell Funding.

Plaintiff

“Although the sum has not yet been paid,
it illustrates one example of how plaintiff
may be paid part or all of the remaining
indebtedness. Although in ordinary cir-
cumstances, plaintiff would seek routine liq-
uidated damages, in this case the entire $8.2
million, because of the impact of Bahamian
law regarding joint and several liability,
plaintiff intentionally secks a lesser sum
against [Mr Galanis].”

Mr Galanis has pledged to overturn that
judgment. Meanwhile, Chief Justice Sir
Michael, in his initial September 10, 2010,
ruling on Allure (Bahamas) interlocutory
application to prevent Cordell exercising its
powers of sale under the mortgage, granted
this on condition that the former paid into an
escrow account some $7.815 million - the
sum claimed by Cordell.

However, Allure (Bahamas) is alleging
that the true sum owed to Cordell is $2.2 mil-
lion, and wants the Supreme Court to order
that it release The Terraces upon payment of
this sum.

Relating the background to the case, Sir
Michael said Cordell loaned funds to North
Andros Assets to enable it to construct The
Terraces, with the debt to be paid back from
the sale of condo units. Allure (Bahamas),
though, is claiming that it was assigned the
“equity of redemption” by virtue of its
agreement with North Andros, where it was
to develop 1.45 acres of the property.

Sir Michael found that Allure (Bahamas)
case had “obvious hurdles, not least of which
is that it is seeking to exercise rights in rela-
tion to a mortgage to which it is not a party,
and in respect of an obligation it does not
itself owe to [Cordell].

“Moreover, it was aware of the existence
of the mortgage debenture at the time it
entered into the Heads of Agreement and
did not itself seek to satisfy itself as to the
state of the accounts between [North Andros
and Cordell].”

Effectively, Sir Michael is saying that
Allure (Bahamas) should have done greater
due diligence on The Terraces’ background
prior to entering the agreement with North
Andros.

Subsequent to that September 10 ruling,
Allure (Bahamas) went back to court to ask
that, upon payment of the mortgage debt,
Cordell be ordered to transfer fee simple
title over The Terraces to it.

This was agreed to by Sir Michael, who
required Cordell to keep $1 million in the
Bahamas for the duration of the case.

Allure is being represented by Brian
Simms, senior partner at Lennox Paton, and
Damian Gomez of Chilcott Chambers. Fer-
ron Bethel and Camille Cleare, of Harry B
Sands and Lobosky, are reeprsenting
Cordell, with Oliver Liddell at McKinney,
Bancroft & Hughes is representing another

party.

NOTICE is hereby given that STEPHEN GEOFFREY
DAVIES of #8 CAMELOT COURT, P.O. BOX F-42766,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/

naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/

naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 21% day of October, 2010 to the Minister
responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. F-43536,

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that DANGER JOSEPH of WILSON
TRACK, P.O. BOX N-7060, NASSAU, BAHAMAS is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for

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not be granted, should send a written and signed statement of the facts
within twenty-eight days from the 13" day of October, 2010 to the

Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147,
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healtors see
improvement

FROM page 1B

made with the intention of
“flipping”.

“In the past it was geared
towards: ‘This is an invest-
ment. I’m going to buy it
now, and if I live in it for a
couple of years, put a coat of
paint on it, I can sell it for
200,000 more’. It’s not like
that now. The customers we
are working with now are
more thoughtful purchasers.
During the (housing value)
bubble, it was more frantic.
Now they know what they
want, and where. They want
a home to live in and a good
quality of life that they may
not have been able to afford
before, but which they can
get now,” said Ms Birch.

Ms Birch said she has seen
the “uptick” in sales in the
last two months in particu-
lar. “A lot of people were
looking before but they
were holding off, they
weren't buying. But now
you can see the buyers com-
ing into the market.”

The BREA president said
house and land values have
become “more realistic” for
the average Bahamian.

“Two years ago, people
were saying: ‘If my kid’s got
to buy land I don’t know if
they will be able to’, but
things have changed,” she
added.

Carla Sweeting, a realtor
with ERA Dupuch, said she
has been “probably 50 per
cent busier this year than
last year in sales and rentals.

“T feel that the confidence
of buyers is picking up, def-
initely. Banks are being a lit-
tle more careful with their
lending. For instance, if you
bought a property in a com-
munity with condo fees or
maintenance fees, a lot of
banks now have to have
something from the associa-
tion showing what they are
in detail and they are incor-
porating those fees in quali-
fying their buyers. But
there’s definitely an increase
in people looking to buy,”
said Ms Sweeting.

Meanwhile, another real-
tor from a high-end real
estate company, who spoke
on condition of anonymity,
told Tribune Business she

saw an improvement in buy-
er confidence for the year
up to August, although this
was followed by an unex-
plained slowdown.

“We all saw an improve-
ment,” she said. “I think the
real reason people are now
buying is that they are get-
ting extremely good value.
They are getting below
replacement cost - below
what it would cost to buy
land and build the house -
so it’s deal making time, and
I think it will continue for
quite a bit longer.

Jump

“People see the prices are
at a good level and they feel
they should jump,” said the
realtor, adding that buyers
have been “a mix of
Bahamian and foreign.”

As for rental values, all
the realtors - who deal pri-
marily in residential prop-
erties - agreed they have sig-
nificantly “softened” since
the economic downturn
tightened its grip in 2008,
with landlords having to
become more “flexible” or
face long-term property
vacancies.

“Rental prices have had
to come down, and in my
opinion that had to happen
anyway because we were at
our max, and until the extra
inventory is absorbed



they’re not going back up,”
said Ms Sweeting.

The other realtor said she
has become accustomed to
renting properties at as
much as 20 per cent less
than the same accommoda-
tion would have gone for
around two years ago.

“People are taking less
rent than they would’ve tak-
en two years ago. They are
happy to take a reduce a
rental and get someone in
there,” said the other real-
tor, who did not wish to be
named.

However, William Wong,
former BREA president
and Remax realtor, suggest-
ed this improvement in busi-
ness conditions may not be
across the board, and said
the slowdown over the past
two years in business in the
real estate market has taken
a heavy toll on some in the
industry.

“Those who I’ve spoken
to in business say things are
still very, very, slow, and a
lot of them are very con-
cerned as to when this might
change.

“Tve got colleagues (real-
tors) who are finding
employment in other sec-
tors, because this is purely
based on commission and
they have school fees to pay,
mortgages to pay. It’s a
trend,” he said.

Legal Notice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:








(a) CONTINENTAL CAPITAL INVESTMENT is in dissolution
under the provisions of the International Business Companies Act






2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on October 20,,
2010 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered






by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Zakrit Services Ltd. of 2nd
Terrace West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.




(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company
are required on or before the 2nd day of December, 2010 to send
their names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to
the Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such debts








are proved.

October 21, 2010




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LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY



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2010. China has told its biggest banks to increase reserves in a new move to control lending, news reports
said Tuesday, as Beijing tries to cool inflation and housing prices without derailing its recovery from the

global slump.

BM to cut 190 jobs in
Dublin, move them to China

DUBLIN (AP) — IBM
Corp. said Wednesday it plans
to cut 190 jobs at its Ireland
server-manufacturing lines and
move them to China.

The move is the latest sign
of traditional manufacturing
operations deserting high-wage
Ireland in favor of Eastern
Europe and Asia. Such cuts
have helped to drive Irish
unemployment to 13.7 percent,
second-highest in the euro zone
after Spain.

IBM, one of Ireland's largest
private-sector employers with
a work force of about 3,000,
said the 190 layoffs at its main
facility in Mulhuddart, west
Dublin, would be completed by
March. The company said it
expected to rehire some work-
ers for new jobs at its growing
software services division in Ire-
land.

Legal Notice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) AMALTEA FUND LIMITED is in dissolution under the provi-
sions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on October 20,,
2010 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered
by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Zakrit Services Ltd. of 2nd
Terrace West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company
are required on or before the 2nd day of December, 2010 to send
their names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to
the Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such debts
are proved.

October 21, 2010

ZAKRIT SERVICES LTD.
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY



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were not significantly low-
ered, and such a strategy is
best suited to “ensure our
long-term profitability.”
Robert Sands said the
IMPF’s report on the eco-
nomic outlook for the West-
ern Hemisphere - as it
relates to tourism in the
Bahamas - was based on
2009 data, and it is
“extremely important” con-
textually that regard be giv-
en to the fact that tourism
industry efforts have “result-
ed in higher year-to-date
growth in arrivals in 2010 in
the Bahamas than most of
regional competitors”.

Prices

This suggested that while
prices remained relatively
high, other promotional
steps enabled the Bahami-
an tourism industry to move
ahead of other countries in
relation to this key indica-
tor.

Meanwhile, Mr Sands said
the productivity issues that
the IMF report points to

nigh room rates is
(lelinerate strategy

with regard to the Bahamian
worker - the institution
revealing that productivity
levels have dropped by 20
per cent even as levels of
compensation has risen by
over 20 per cent - are an
acknowledged problem in
the tourism industry, which
“tremendous effort” is
attempting to address.

Mr Sands said he is “cau-
tiously optimistic” that over
the next decade the trend of
declining productivity

RBC, a leading North American financial institution,
is recruiting for the role of

Relationship
Manager

for their International Wealth Management division.

Description of role and key responsibilities:
- Foster a proactive relationship management approach

with clients and partners.

- Continuous-improvement approach to achieving a

superior client experience.

» Liaise with clients and advisors to determine needs,
objectives and solutions.

- Ensure that any new business gained is structured in a
manner that is most appropriate for the client.

- Achieve net annual increase in assets and revenues as
agreed with the Managing Director to help the group to
achieve superior net asset growth and optimised

profitability.

» Build the client base of the business through lead
generation from sources including internal and exter-
nal COI’s.

+ To participate in activities and implement initiatives in
order to increase the client base of the business and
resultant revenue generation.

* To keep up to date with all new planning opportunities
as well as key jurisdictional updates that may be
relevant to or enhance existing and potential client
relationships.

+ To be an enabler for our distribution network and
create activities that foster more business for the
Caribbean.

- Team player skills and behaviours essential to ensure
success and business acceptance.

Core skills and knowledge:

- Undergraduate degree in business, relevant profes-
sional qualifications preferred (ie Series 7 or Canadian
Securities Course).

- Comprehensive experience cross-industry with a good
understanding of financial markets and planning
techniques.

« Proven track record in sourcing, delivering and
relationship managing quality profitable business.

« Strong inter-personal skills with ability to communi
cate with clients, advisors, colleagues etc, at senior
level: Good presentation and communication skills.

+ Results oriented with ability to use own initiative and
be a self-starter.

+ Strong negotiation/sales skills with ability to grasp
issues at strategic level.

+ Product awareness and good technical trust knowledge.

«Spanish and/or Portuguese oral and written required.

About Our People, Our Culture
We believe our people are our main strength, and to

this end we are dedicated to continually developing our
employees.

This position offers opportunities for career
progression and appropriate training will be provided.
We offer an attractive compensation package, which
includes incentive bonuses and a comprehensive
health & benefits plan. Remuneration will be
commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested persons should apply by
Friday, October 29, 2010 to

Royal Bank of Canada Trust Company (Bahamas)
Limited

P.O. Box N-3024

Nassau, NP Bahamas

Attention: Human Resource Department

Via Email: shelly.mackey@rbc.com

Only applications from suitable qualified
candidates will be acknowledged

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“Certainly as an industry we
have intentionally not lowered
rooms to the level of competi-
tors. However, while it would
now make us appear less com-
petitive, history has shown it is
important that we maintain rates
not only to ensure our long-term
survival and profitability.”



among Bahamian hotel
workers, in particular, can
be reversed and improved
through increased emphasis
on training. He said the
establishment of the Work-
force Development Unit in
the BHA three years ago is
part and parcel of this drive.

In its report on the eco-
nomic outlook for the West-
ern Hemisphere, released
Wednesday, the IMF
praised the Bahamas’ focus

Robert Sands

on tourism as an economic
model for the rest of the
Caribbean to emulate, sug-
gesting that a similar focus
by other countries could
result in an overall 4 per
cent uptick in economic
growth for the region.

The report said that rather
than encouraging volatility
of growth, dependency of
tourism “not only raises per
capita GDP growth but also
helps to reduce its volatili-

NOTICE is hereby given that RICARDO OLIVER JOHNS
of #22 BASS LANE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of

The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason
why registration/naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts
within twenty-eight days from the 21° day of October, 2010
to the Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship,

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Parsonal Injury Law. She also
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general Contract Law, Debt Collection, Law of Succession
including Wills and Probate practice, as wall as Conveyancing
and Morigages. Ronda also provides Human Resources
Consullancy Services.

Rionda stidied af the University of Buckingham,
Buckinghamshire, England, where she successfully
completed both a Bachelors of Laws (LLB) and Masters
of Laws (LLM) degree in Intemational Commercial Law. A
member of Lincons Inn, Rionda was called to both the Bar
of England and Wales and The Bahamas Bar in 1990, She
has worked in law firms in the LAK (Amery-Parkes Solicitors,
London) and The Bahamas (Eliot Lockhart & Co and Harry
B. Sands & Co.) and also served in the office of the Attorney
General, praciony as a Crown Prosecutor and Gril Litigator,
She has alded in intemational proceed ngs pursuant to the
Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty and is a Romulo Gallegos
Fellow, having intermed as a Hunan Rights Attomey in the
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, OAS, in
Washington, Dv. for a year, Rionda's legal career also
indudes 11 years at Kerner Intemational a In-House
Counsel and Viow-President of Labour Relations.



Rionda has participated in meny management and leadership
courses conducted by Harvard University, Massachusetts
and the Council jor Create Leadership, Colorado, and
abo attained a Professional Certification (PHR) in Human
Resources. She also hes a working knowledge af Spanish.
In 2008, Rionda took a sabbaticel from her legel practice to
PUrSUe @ career in Agri-business and is the Proprietor and
CEO of Ridge Farms, Nature's Best! She currently serves
as fle Secretary of the Behemas Agricultural Producers
Association and a member of the Trhune Radio Holding
Lid. Board of Directors. She is a member of the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce, the Bahamas Hotel Association,
the Organization of Young Professionals, The Bahamas
Horticultural Society and The Behemas National Trust. An
active member and orgenct at The Church of the Most Holy
Trinity in Stapledon Gardens, Rionda is mamied to Dion
Godet, former Charman of fe Bahames Golf Division and
they have two sons, William and Christopher.
Hafshury Commercial Cantre «lage Road Moth
PO, Bor G9 55766, Sue 549+ Nassau, We The Baars
282 398 4557 o 2de oo 4.555
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ty.” The Bahamas, it added,
enjoyed the Caribbean’s sec-
ond highest share of US
arrivals between 2004 and
2007.

However, the report did
present the warnings on
Bahamian hotel room pric-
ing - and worker productiv-
ity - telling of how countries
like Jamaica and the
Dominican Republic low-
ered prices on account of the
recession and were able to
maintain their arrival levels
while countries like The
Bahamas saw a fall off.

Industry

Speaking of hotel prices,
Mr Sands said: “Certainly as
an industry we have inten-
tionally not lowered rooms
to the level of competitors.
However, while it would
now make us appear less
competitive, history has
shown it is important that
we maintain rates not only
to ensure our long-term sur-
vival and profitability.”

“We concur with the con-
clusions that a key challenge
for the region, and by exten-
sion for the Bahamas, cer-
tainly lies in strengthening
of our competitiveness and,
in 2010, thanks to the pri-
vate and public relationship,
we were able to address the
consumer price sensitivities
by not necessarily lowering
the cost of hotel rooms but
through lowering the cost of
flying here through the
Companion Flies Free pro-
gramme and many promo-
tions, including value-added
and a free room night to
broaden our appeal. We
were creative in the way we
were able to give value.”

The prudence of this strat-
egy, he suggested, could be

seen through analysis of
2010 rather than 2009 arrival
figures, which place the
Bahamas ahead of tourism
destinations regionally in
attracting visitors.

Mr Sands noted that due
consideration had to be giv-
en to the fact that the
expense of operating the
resorts in the Bahamas, and
the fact that “it is very diffi-
cult to get back to the values
that you would wish to sell
products for once you
reduce your rates”.

“So it’s important that we
be creative in the way the
destination is promoted at
the risk of losing some occu-
pancy but maintaining the
value of the product,” said
the BHA President.

With regard to the slump
in worker productivity over
a close to 20-year period, Mr
Sands said this was a prob-
lem “not only for the
Bahamas but for the entire
region” and one on which
the tourism industry has
placed “great emphasis”.

“Tt was for this reason that
we established the Work-
force Development Unit in
the BHA three years ago,
and we are working on num-
ber of education, certifica-
tion and scholarship pro-
grams and we acknowledged
this must be done. But there
is room for improved col-
laboration between stake-
holders in the industry - the
unions, government and
educational institutions - to
continue to address this par-
ticular challenge,” he added.

“Tam cautiously opti-
mistic that we will begin to
turn around this indicator
that has somewhat maligned
our industry,” he said.

In a final caveat for the
Bahamian tourism industry,
the IMF noted that a major
threat to our success within
the region in attracting US
tourists would be the open-
ing up of Cuba to that mar-
ket.

Mr Sands said that
“there’s no question” that
Cuba would draw many US
tourists if the embargo on
travel were lifted, but he is
confident the Bahamas’
“having been the profes-
sional tourism destination it
is with its various products,
amenities and attractions”,
well-established both as a
stopover and cruise destina-
tion, will “endure” this chal-
lenge when it arises.

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FROM page 1B

were not significantly low-
ered, and such a strategy is
best suited to “ensure our
long-term profitability.”
Robert Sands said the
IMPF’s report on the eco-
nomic outlook for the West-
ern Hemisphere - as it
relates to tourism in the
Bahamas - was based on
2009 data, and it is
“extremely important” con-
textually that regard be giv-
en to the fact that tourism
industry efforts have “result-
ed in higher year-to-date
growth in arrivals in 2010 in
the Bahamas than most of
regional competitors”.

Prices

This suggested that while
prices remained relatively
high, other promotional
steps enabled the Bahami-
an tourism industry to move
ahead of other countries in
relation to this key indica-
tor.

Meanwhile, Mr Sands said
the productivity issues that
the IMF report points to

nigh room rates is
(lelinerate strategy

with regard to the Bahamian
worker - the institution
revealing that productivity
levels have dropped by 20
per cent even as levels of
compensation has risen by
over 20 per cent - are an
acknowledged problem in
the tourism industry, which
“tremendous effort” is
attempting to address.

Mr Sands said he is “cau-
tiously optimistic” that over
the next decade the trend of
declining productivity

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“Certainly as an industry we
have intentionally not lowered
rooms to the level of competi-
tors. However, while it would
now make us appear less com-
petitive, history has shown it is
important that we maintain rates
not only to ensure our long-term
survival and profitability.”



among Bahamian hotel
workers, in particular, can
be reversed and improved
through increased emphasis
on training. He said the
establishment of the Work-
force Development Unit in
the BHA three years ago is
part and parcel of this drive.

In its report on the eco-
nomic outlook for the West-
ern Hemisphere, released
Wednesday, the IMF
praised the Bahamas’ focus

Robert Sands

on tourism as an economic
model for the rest of the
Caribbean to emulate, sug-
gesting that a similar focus
by other countries could
result in an overall 4 per
cent uptick in economic
growth for the region.

The report said that rather
than encouraging volatility
of growth, dependency of
tourism “not only raises per
capita GDP growth but also
helps to reduce its volatili-

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general Contract Law, Debt Collection, Law of Succession
including Wills and Probate practice, as wall as Conveyancing
and Morigages. Ronda also provides Human Resources
Consullancy Services.

Rionda stidied af the University of Buckingham,
Buckinghamshire, England, where she successfully
completed both a Bachelors of Laws (LLB) and Masters
of Laws (LLM) degree in Intemational Commercial Law. A
member of Lincons Inn, Rionda was called to both the Bar
of England and Wales and The Bahamas Bar in 1990, She
has worked in law firms in the LAK (Amery-Parkes Solicitors,
London) and The Bahamas (Eliot Lockhart & Co and Harry
B. Sands & Co.) and also served in the office of the Attorney
General, praciony as a Crown Prosecutor and Gril Litigator,
She has alded in intemational proceed ngs pursuant to the
Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty and is a Romulo Gallegos
Fellow, having intermed as a Hunan Rights Attomey in the
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, OAS, in
Washington, Dv. for a year, Rionda's legal career also
indudes 11 years at Kerner Intemational a In-House
Counsel and Viow-President of Labour Relations.



Rionda has participated in meny management and leadership
courses conducted by Harvard University, Massachusetts
and the Council jor Create Leadership, Colorado, and
abo attained a Professional Certification (PHR) in Human
Resources. She also hes a working knowledge af Spanish.
In 2008, Rionda took a sabbaticel from her legel practice to
PUrSUe @ career in Agri-business and is the Proprietor and
CEO of Ridge Farms, Nature's Best! She currently serves
as fle Secretary of the Behemas Agricultural Producers
Association and a member of the Trhune Radio Holding
Lid. Board of Directors. She is a member of the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce, the Bahamas Hotel Association,
the Organization of Young Professionals, The Bahamas
Horticultural Society and The Behemas National Trust. An
active member and orgenct at The Church of the Most Holy
Trinity in Stapledon Gardens, Rionda is mamied to Dion
Godet, former Charman of fe Bahames Golf Division and
they have two sons, William and Christopher.
Hafshury Commercial Cantre «lage Road Moth
PO, Bor G9 55766, Sue 549+ Nassau, We The Baars
282 398 4557 o 2de oo 4.555
A Ten eMac CoN





ty.” The Bahamas, it added,
enjoyed the Caribbean’s sec-
ond highest share of US
arrivals between 2004 and
2007.

However, the report did
present the warnings on
Bahamian hotel room pric-
ing - and worker productiv-
ity - telling of how countries
like Jamaica and the
Dominican Republic low-
ered prices on account of the
recession and were able to
maintain their arrival levels
while countries like The
Bahamas saw a fall off.

Industry

Speaking of hotel prices,
Mr Sands said: “Certainly as
an industry we have inten-
tionally not lowered rooms
to the level of competitors.
However, while it would
now make us appear less
competitive, history has
shown it is important that
we maintain rates not only
to ensure our long-term sur-
vival and profitability.”

“We concur with the con-
clusions that a key challenge
for the region, and by exten-
sion for the Bahamas, cer-
tainly lies in strengthening
of our competitiveness and,
in 2010, thanks to the pri-
vate and public relationship,
we were able to address the
consumer price sensitivities
by not necessarily lowering
the cost of hotel rooms but
through lowering the cost of
flying here through the
Companion Flies Free pro-
gramme and many promo-
tions, including value-added
and a free room night to
broaden our appeal. We
were creative in the way we
were able to give value.”

The prudence of this strat-
egy, he suggested, could be

seen through analysis of
2010 rather than 2009 arrival
figures, which place the
Bahamas ahead of tourism
destinations regionally in
attracting visitors.

Mr Sands noted that due
consideration had to be giv-
en to the fact that the
expense of operating the
resorts in the Bahamas, and
the fact that “it is very diffi-
cult to get back to the values
that you would wish to sell
products for once you
reduce your rates”.

“So it’s important that we
be creative in the way the
destination is promoted at
the risk of losing some occu-
pancy but maintaining the
value of the product,” said
the BHA President.

With regard to the slump
in worker productivity over
a close to 20-year period, Mr
Sands said this was a prob-
lem “not only for the
Bahamas but for the entire
region” and one on which
the tourism industry has
placed “great emphasis”.

“Tt was for this reason that
we established the Work-
force Development Unit in
the BHA three years ago,
and we are working on num-
ber of education, certifica-
tion and scholarship pro-
grams and we acknowledged
this must be done. But there
is room for improved col-
laboration between stake-
holders in the industry - the
unions, government and
educational institutions - to
continue to address this par-
ticular challenge,” he added.

“Tam cautiously opti-
mistic that we will begin to
turn around this indicator
that has somewhat maligned
our industry,” he said.

In a final caveat for the
Bahamian tourism industry,
the IMF noted that a major
threat to our success within
the region in attracting US
tourists would be the open-
ing up of Cuba to that mar-
ket.

Mr Sands said that
“there’s no question” that
Cuba would draw many US
tourists if the embargo on
travel were lifted, but he is
confident the Bahamas’
“having been the profes-
sional tourism destination it
is with its various products,
amenities and attractions”,
well-established both as a
stopover and cruise destina-
tion, will “endure” this chal-
lenge when it arises.

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FROM page 1B

and complemented by ‘best in
class’ brands, which will make
the Bahamas the best tourist
destination.

“Tt puts the Bahamas in a
very positive position in terms
of attracting business to the des-
tination.”

Apart from the existing Sher-
aton and Wyndham brands, the
final resort line-up will include
Hyatt as the convention resort
operator/manager; Morgans
Hotel Group as the lifestyle
hotel brand; and Rosewood
Hotels & Resorts as the luxury
hotel brand. The only missing
component is still the casino
operator and casino hotel
brand.

Pointing out that all these
brands targeted a specific niche,
Mr Sands said the Wyndham
would be pitched as the ‘entry
level’ or lowest price point, with
Rosewood at the top end.

“We're
creating a
range of
choices at
a range of
price
points,
which is a
unique
offering
by Baha
Mar,” Mr
Sands
said, “different price points to
attract those customers.

“The best chance of success
for a destination is to have a
huge amount of amenities and
range of things to do. We have
price points that appeal to all
income levels and all walks of
life.”

As a result, Baha Mar’s
appeal would transcend differ-
ent demographic groups, cov-
ering the likes of young families
and the so-called Baby
Boomers. Mr Sands added that
the variety of resort brands and

DON
ROBINSON

amenities would also target
cruise passengers on day passes,
much as Atlantis has success-
fully done, with the aim of con-
verting them into future
stopover visitors.

Completion

Baha Mar’s completion of its
resort brand lineup comes amid
the ongoing controversy sur-
rounding the $2.6 billion pro-
ject, particularly Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham’s cool
response to it, and - even if the
Government approves it -
whether it will deliver the eco-
nomic/social benefits promised.

It appears that much will
hinge on the Prime Minister’s
impending trip to China, during
which he will meet with Baha
Mar’s construction/equity and
financing partners, China State
Construction and China
Export-Import Bank. It is also
likely that he will attempt to

‘Growing concern’ on informal lenders

FROM page 1B

due to the number of Bahamians attracted to
these businesses.

Acknowledging that the situation posed a
risk to the Bahamas’ jurisdictional reputation,
Mr Ward said the Securities Commission
decided to permit a 30-day compliance exten-
sion after realising that not all persons/firms
concerned were aware of the initial notice and
deadline.

“We realised that persons may need more
time to report,” he told Tribune Business.
“There were some people aware of the notice,
and some people who were not aware that
they had to take the steps outlined in the
notice, so we felt it would be best to give per-
sons more time to come and respond to it.

“Some persons have already reported to the
Commission, so it has had an initial effect.”
When asked how many unlicensed operators
had responded to the regulator’s promptings,
Mr Ward said: “We’ve had about five at least,
maybe more, because I’ve not been in all the
meetings.”

As for the business niches these entities
were operating in, Mr Ward added: “They’ve
been involved with money lending, mortgage
broking mainly.”

Acknowledging that unlicensed money lend-
ing/broking activities carried significant repu-
tational risk for the Bahamas and its financial

services industry, Mr Ward said: “It would
certainly be of importance to us from that
standpoint, if only that. From our own per-
spective, it is an area, because of how it is
growing, that ought to be regulated.

“Given the number of persons that are oper-
ating in this area, it is of significant impor-
tance. It is of significant importance in terms of
persons going to these operations and busi-
nesses, and it is a growing area of concern to
us.”

In announcing the 30-day extension, the
Securities Commission said failure to report to
the regulator by that deadline would result in
any remaining unlicensed entities facing crim-
inal prosecution.

“The Inspector would like to point out that
while persons have been reporting, the time
has been extended to give more persons the
opportunity to report and become regularised
under the Act,” the Securities Commission
said. “Persons whose business activities include
the promotion of get-rich-quick schemes, ponzi
schemes or deploy any scheme that places the
investing public in harm’s way, should know
that if discovered by the Inspector, they will be
reported to the police for criminal prosecu-
tion and dealt with to the full extent of the
law. The Inspector assures the general public
that it remains resolute in its efforts to protect
the public from persons who seek to operate
outside the confines of the law.”

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meet with senior Chinese lead-
ers, who are the ones that real-
ly call the shots at the two state-
owned companies.

During these meetings, it
seems as if the Prime Minister
will attempt to persuade Baha
Mar’s partners to modify their
demands for 8,000-plus Chinese
work permits, something he has
said his government will not
budge on. He is also likely to
implore the Chinese to do the
project in stages, making it
“digestable” for the Bahamas,
rather than doing it all at once.

The Prime Minister may also
look to rework the final terms
of any new agreement with
Baha Mar, since the land trans-
fer dates contained in the 2008
supplemental Heads of Agree-
ment between the two sides
have expired, the developer
having failed to fulfil its condi-
tions precedent within the spec-
ified timeframe.

In the meantime, Baha Mar
is pressing gamely ahead with

its plans, and the attraction of
hotel brands such as Hyatt and
Rosewood certainly appears to
be a vote of confidence in the
Bahamas’ prospects as a tourist
destination.

Attractive

Don Robinson, president of
Baha Mar Ltd, told Tribune
Business that the Cable Beach
redevelopment had proven
especially attractive to hotel
operators, since there were few
other projects of its scale - and
with a top location to boot -
going on in the world.

“T can tell you that these
brands are extremely excited
about this project,” Mr Robin-
son said. “When you look at
things, there is not a lot of
development in the world, and
brands have to grow. There’s
not a lot of development out
there that suits their style. With
a new build and exotic location

like the Bahamas, they’re just
thrilled to be part of this.”

As for Baha Mar’s current
two Cable Beach resorts, Mr
Robinson told Tribune Busi-
ness that the Sheraton was
“starting to ramp up” after
coming out of the traditionally
slow September season, and
was “looking good for the rest
of the year”.

Mr Sands added that both it
and the Wyndham were meet-
ing, and in some cases exceed-
ing, the average Bahamian
resort industry benchmarks.

While the Sheraton was “giv-
ing us the type of reservations
we’re looking for”, Mr Sands
added: “The Wyndham is more
challenging, but we’ve seen
improvements in its perfor-
mance year-over-year. We’ve
done some things to make that
happen, and expect it to come
in above forecast at the end of
the year.”

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DEREK GATOPOULOS,
Associated Press Writer
ATHENS, Greece

Greece's prime minister said
Wednesday his government will
not impose further wage or
pension cuts, or increae taxes,
as a result of an expected
upward revision to the budget
deficit. George Papandreou
said the Greek people had
already made "unprecedented
sacrifices.”

Greece is battling to slash
overspending and improve pub-
lic finances after being rescued
from the brink of bankruptcy
this year by loans from Euro-
pean countries and the Inter-
national Monetary Fund worth
2110 billion ($152 billion) over
three years. The European
Union's statistics agency, Euro-
stat, is to revise Greece's deficit
and debt figures for 2006-2009
— making Athens' ambitious
deficit-reduction targets harder
to reach. The deficit for 2009
is expected to rise to about 15
percent of gross domestic prod-
uct or higher from the current
projection of 13.6 percent,
according to estimates by
Greek authorities.

EU officials said this week
that Eurostat had planned to
announce the revision Friday
but could delay the announce-
ment until mid-November.

On Monday, EU finance
commissioner Olli Rehn said
Greece "may require some
additional measures of fiscal
consolidation in order to stick
to (its) fiscal targets.”

But Papandreou — who's
year-old Socialist government
faces municipal elections next
month — insisted Greece will
meet its deficit reduction tar-
gets in 2010 without additional
austerity measures for average
Greeks.

"I repeat that, whatever hap-
pens, there will be no addition-
al burden placed on wage earn-
ers and pensioners. There will
be no additional increase in tax
rates beyond the ones we have
already committed to making,”
Papandreou said. "We will
meet our commitments,
because this is a matter for sur-

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010, PAGE 9B

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Greece: deficit revision

won't cause new wage cuts

vival for the country, but that is
as far as we will go. Everyone
must understand that the Greek
people have made unprece-
dented sacrifices."

Greece remains on target to
meet its deficit-reduction tar-
gets in 2010, according to data

a
(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
DEMOCRACY IN ACTION: Greece’s Socialist Prime Minister George
Papandreou casts his ballot in a vote for a new leadership of his par-
ty’s parliamentary group in Athens on Monday,Oct. 4, 2010. The
Greek government is expected to propose more austerity measures
when it submits its budget for 2011 on Monday, in an attempt to fur-
ther trim the deficit and meet targets set by an international bailout.

announced by the Finance Min-
istry late Wednesday for the
first nine months of the year,
but conceded it was suffering a
"lag in revenues."

The ministry reported a 30.9
percent reduction in January-
September compared to 2009,
beating its 29 percent target.

The government, meanwhile,
is battling to lure new invest-
ment. Draft legislation to "fast
track" large investment, and
bypass the bureaucratic obsta-
cles, is currently being debat-
ed in parliament. But govern-
ment officials on Wednesday
confirmed reports that negoti-
ations to import liquefied nat-
ural gas from Qatar to Greece
and build a terminal in western
Greece for export to Italy had
collapsed. The officials said the
end of the talks would not
affect a separate investment
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UK govt
Stakes its
future on
austerity

strategy

DAVID STRINGER,
Associated Press Writer
LONDON

Fighting record debt, the
British government on Wednes-
day outlined the largest cuts to
public spending since World
War II — slashing benefits and
thousands of public sector jobs
with an austerity plan aimed at
restoring the nation's finances.

After the country spent bil-
lions bailing out indebted
banks, and suffered a squeeze
on tax revenue and an increase
in welfare bills, Treasury chie
George Osborne staked the
coalition government's future
on tough economic remedies.

Osborne confirmed there
would be 81 billion pounds
($128 billion) in spending cuts
through 2015, which he claims
are necessary along with some
tax increases to wipe out a
spending deficit of 109 billion
pounds ($172 billion).

As many as 500,000 public
sector jobs will be lost, about
18 billion pounds ($28.5 billion)
axed from welfare payments
and the pension age raised to 66
by 2020, earlier than previously
planned.

Even Queen Elizabeth IT will
take a hit, asked to trim the
budget the government pro-
vides for her palaces and staff
by 14 percent.

"Tt is a hard road, but it leads
to a better future," Osborne












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said, preparing the public for
hardship as he seeks a balanced
budget within four years.

Osborne stood on the floor
of the House of Commons for
more than an hour and ruth-
lessly dismantled program after
program built during the
Labour government's 13-year
reign, saying Britain must "con-
front the bills from a decade of
debt.”

The Conservatives promised
to scythe through Britain's
debts after forming a govern-
ment with the smaller Liberal
Democrats following an incon-
clusive May election.

Labour lawmaker Alan
Johnson, his party's economic
spokesman, claimed many Con-
servatives relished the oppor-
tunity to shrink the size of the

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Bahamas. Situated thereon is a single family residence consisting of

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must be received by the close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 29"

October, 2010.

British state by slashing gov-
ernment jobs and programs.

"We've seen people cheer-
ing the deepest cuts to public
spending in living memory,” he
told parliament.

Osborne insisted Britain's
richest would bear the greatest
burden of tax rises and welfare
cuts, citing changes that will see
about 1.5 million better off fam-
ilies lose child benefit pay-
ments. However, poorer
Britons will have housing pay-
ments and about a dozen other
benefits restricted.

While many ordinary Britons
will lose out, Osborne con-
firmed a temporary levy on
bank balance sheets will be
made permanent, potentially
raising billions of pounds (dol-
lars). "We will extract the max-
imum sustainable taxes from
the banking system," Osborne
said.

Spending on health, educa-
tion and overseas aid will be
maintained at current levels or
increased, while major trans-
port projects and a 1 billion
($1.6 billion) plan to showcase
carbon capture and storage
technology will go ahead.



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TALKING TOUGH: In this screen grab from the House of Commons,



British Chancellor George Osborne, centre, delivers the Compre-
hensive Spending Review, in London. Wednesday Oct. 20, 2010.

But Osborne said almost all
other areas of government must
make savings — though depart-
ments faced average cuts of 19
percent to their budgets, not
the 25 percent feared.

Some critics believe the gov-
ernment could have chosen to
clear Britain's debts at a slower
pace, protecting public sector
jobs. They accuse Osborne of
an ideological commitment to
small government and using the
chance presented by the eco-
nomic issues to carry it out.

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Southern District of the Island of New Providence one of the islands
of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon 1s a single
family residence consisting of (2) Bedrooms (2) Bathrooms.

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Island of New Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth
of the Bahamas. Situated thereon 1s a single family residence
consisting of (3) Bedrooms and (1) Bathroom.

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addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O. Box
N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked “Tender 3161”. All offers
must be received by the close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 29"

October, 2010.

"This spending review will
throw a generation of people
on the scrap heap," said Mark
Serwotka, general secretary of
the Public and Commercial Ser-
vices labor union. "These cuts
are a political choice."

Osborne confirmed the polic-
ing budget will fall by 4 percent
a year — part of an overall 23
percent cut to Home Office's
resource spending. The Asso-
ciation of Chief Police Officers
said Britain would have fewer
police as a result.

In one of the most significant
proposals, Osborne said the
state pension age for men and
women will rise to 66 by 2020,
four years earlier than planned.
It will alter retirement plans for
5 million people, but save 5 bil-
lion pounds ($7.8 billion) a year
once it comes into effect.

Members of the public across
Britain were anxiously exam-
ining the details, fearing the
impact on jobs and services —
particularly in areas of northern
England which are heavily
dependent on public sector
employment.

In the southern London dis-
trict of Croydon on Tuesday, a
group of seniors discussed the
cuts at a government-funded
community group already
struggling with budget con-
straints.

Eileen Dean, an 83-year-old
retiree, worried what young
and old alike would do if
Osborne's plans forces the
group to close. "The kids aren't
going to have anything to do,
it'll be back to playing football
in the streets and breaking win-
dows," she said. "I might have
to join them.”

Britain's 85-year-old former
leader Margaret Thatcher was
among others debating the
plans — her son said — despite



(AP Photo/Lennart Preiss)
CONFRONTATION: Protestors clash with police during a demonstration against the spending cuts in London, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010. Britain’s
Treasury chief George Osborne said Wednesday the country’s government will make the largest cuts to public spending since World War Il,
slashing benefits and public sector jobs in a five-year austerity plan.

being sent to hospital on Tues-
day following a bout of flu.

Thatcher's successor, David
Cameron, on Tuesday
announced an 8 percent cut to
the annual 37 billion pound
($59 billion) defense budget
over four years, though he
insisted Britain would properly
fund the mission in
Afghanistan.

Osborne promised Britain
would have the resources to
tackle terrorism and to protect
the 2012 London summer
Olympic Games, but confirmed
the country's spy agencies will
be asked to make savings.

Despite a 650 million pounds
($1.03 billion) package for new
cyber terrorism defenses,
Britain's three major intelli-
gence agencies face about a 7.5
percent cut over five years.
They share an annual budget
of about 2 billion pounds ($3.2
billion), though the government
never discloses the share given
to each agency.

Hundreds of London-based
diplomats are likely to lose their
jobs under a 24 percent cut to
the foreign ministry's resource
budget, while the British
Broadcasting Corp. must take
on the full costs of running the
World Service — previously
subsidized by the Foreign
Office.

Still, despite the cuts to
domestic spending, Britain will
still meet a U.N. target to spend
0.7 percent of gross national
income on overseas aid by 2013.

"Even in these difficult times,
we will honor the promise we
made to some of the very poor-
est people in the world,"
Osborne said. However, some
analysts predicted the public
may demand aid spending is
reduced, as they cope with
hardships.

Recent surveys and protests
suggest many Britons are
uneasy about the spending cuts.
On Tuesday, hundreds of labor
union members marched to
Parliament — and a handful of
climate campaigners climbed
atop the Treasury building —
to oppose Osborne's plans.

Hilary Green, a 58-year-old
lawyer, said cuts to police
departments would be a wor-
ty. “I'd definitely have more
police than a lower national
debt," she said, in the lobby of
London's King's Cross rail sta-
tion. "They should focus on
taking away desk jobs, not retir-
ing people from the front lines."

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DAVID K. RANDALL,
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK

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higher; Dow up 155 points

Those gains "helped create a
more constructive tone for the
trade this morning,” said Nick
Kalivas, an equity analyst for
MF Global.

The fact that China raised
interest without leading to a
drop in stock prices "was a
sign of strength,” said Sandy
Mehta, a portfolio manger in
Value Investment Principals
who is based in Hong Kong.
"Raising rates show that they
have confidence in their econ-
omy and it continues to grow
strongly."

The Dow Jones industrial
average rose 146.94, or 1.2
percent, to 11,125.56. The
broader Standard and Poor's
500 index was up 14.3, or 1.2
percent, to 1,180.16, and the
technology-focused Nasdaq
composite index was up 25.7,
or 1.1 percent, to 2,462.67.

Delta rose 11.1 percent
after the company announced
a profit driven by a 19 per-
cent jump in passenger rev-
enue. That helped push shares
of competitors like Jet Blue
and Southwest Airlines up
more than 3 percent.

Boeing rose 2.2 percent
after the aircraft manufactur-
er raised its profit forecast for
the year and said that it
expects to sell more commer-
cial airplanes. Boeing was the
top performer among the 30
companies in the Dow.

Every component of the
Standard and Poor's 500
showed gains. Financials were
the weakest as investors con-
tinue to question what the
impact will be over reports
that the New York Federal
Reserve will join institutional
bond holders in an effort to
force Bank of America Corp.
to repurchase billions of dol-
lars in mortgage bonds issued
by Countrywide Financial,
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it beat profit forecasts but
missed slightly on revenues,
while Morgan Stanley report-
ed a loss of 7 cents per share
on special charges. Shares of
Wells Fargo were up $1.34,
or 5.5 percent, at $25.90.
Shares of Morgan Stanley
edged up 9 cents to $25.52.

Traders will get more
insight into the U.S. econo-
my later Wednesday when the
Federal Reserve issues its
beige book report, which
breaks down the health of the
economy by region.

West Coast Internet com-
panies eBay Inc. and Netflix
Inc. will report results after
the market closes.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng
index fell 0.9 percent. The
Euro Stoxx 50 index of blue-
chip companies in Europe
rose 0.2 percent. The dollar
fell a little more than 1 per-
cent against a broad basket
of currenices. Bond prices
traded in a tight range. The
yield on the benchmark 10-
year Treasury note, which
moves opposite its price, fell
to 2.46 percent from 2.48 per-
cent late Tuesday.

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DAVID KOENIG,
AP Airlines Writer
DALLAS

Airlines can't control the
economy, but by limiting the
number of seats for sale they
are pushing up fares and earn-
ing their biggest profits in three
years.

Delta, US Airways and the
parent of American Airlines all
posted higher-than-expected
earnings for the peak summer
travel season. They were
helped by rapid growth in inter-
national traffic and a budding
recovery in corporate travel.
Delta gave an upbeat outlook
for the upcoming holidays.

Investors rewarded the com-
panies by driving airline stocks
sharply higher.

Delta shares climbed more
than 10 percent to $12.91,
American parent AMR Corp
rose 8 percent to $7.04, and US
Airways Group Inc. rose 6.5
percent to $10.74 in afternoon
trading.

Fuel

When fuel prices soared and
then the global economy
slowed, airlines grounded
planes and cut flights. They've
restored some of those cuts this
year, but not all of them, leav-
ing fewer available seats than
existed in 2008.

That's helped the airlines
boost fares. American said pas-
senger yield, or the average fare
per mile, rose nearly 11 percent
compared with last summer.

The biggest airlines — the
ones that fly all over the world
— are also benefiting now that
international travel is growing
much more rapidly than traffic
within the U.S. Delta Air Lines
Inc. increased its presence in
Asia when it bought Northwest
Airlines, and it has added a
dozen new nonstop trans-Pacif-
ic routes since 2008. Those
moves paid huge dividends this
summer. Now the biggest USS.
airline to Asia, Delta made 54
percent more money from pas-
sengers on those flights than it
did a year ago. Revenue from
flights to and from Europe
jumped by 25 percent.

American and United hope
to cash in too, as both have
recently announced plans to fly
between Los Angeles and
Shanghai, China.

They would take on China
Eastern Airlines, which already
flies the route.

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US pressures China on currency

MARTIN CRUTSINGER,
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON

The Obama administration
is Increasing pressure on China
to move more quickly with
allowing its currency to rise in
value against the dollar.

A senior Treasury Depart-
ment official told reporters
Wednesday the currency issue
would be a major topic at week-
end meetings in South Korea
of finance officials from the
Group of 20 major economies.
"When large economies with
undervalued exchange rates act
to keep their currencies from
appreciating, it compels other
countries to do the same," the
official said. "It is bad for the
system, bad for all of us."

The official spoke under
ground rules that did not permit
identification by name in
advance of the G-20 meetings.

Competitive

The administration wants the
Chinese currency to appreciate
to make U.S. products more
competitive overseas and boost
USS. manufacturing jobs.

Treasury Secretary Timothy
Geithner and other U.S. offi-
cials have been increasing pres-
sure in recent weeks in advance
of Nov. 2 congressional elec-
tions. The weak economy and
high unemployment have been
major issues on voters’ minds.

Geithner and Federal
Reserve Chairman Ben
Bernanke will attend meetings
Friday and Saturday in South
Korea. The group includes tra-
ditional economic powers such
as the United States, Germany
and Japan and fast-growing
economies such as China and
India.

The talks among the finance
ministers and central bank pres-
idents will help set the agenda
for a Nov. 11-12 summit of G-
20 leaders. President Barack
Obama and the other heads of
state will attend the summit.

"Advancing the pace and
effectiveness of global rebal-
ancing will be the dominant pri-
ority going into these meet-



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Wednesday.

The trade gap with China is
the largest that the United
States runs with any country.
U.S. manufacturers contend
that a major reason for that is
the Chinese currency is under-
valued by as much as 40 per-
cent.

That makes Chinese goods
cheaper for U.S. consumers,
and U.S. products more expen-
sive in China.

China's currency has been
tightly linked to the dollar.

In June, before a G-20 sum-
mit in Toronto, China
announced that it would allow
more flexibility to let the cur-
rency rise.

However, since that time, it
has risen by less than 3 percent.
Last Friday, the administration
delayed issuing a report
required by Congress that notes
which countries are manipulat-
ing their currencies.

Instead, officials praised the
recent appreciation of the yuan
but said it needed to continue.
They said the currency report
would not be issued until after
the G-20 talks.

On Wednesday the Treasury
official said the G-20 discus-
sions would examine ways to
make progress in reducing
trade imbalances.

But the official refused to say
whether the United States
would support inclusion of a
specific limit — such as 4 per-
cent of a country's total econo-



(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

APPLYING PRESSURE: President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the Rose Garden to highlight a new report on the impact of his $50
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No. 5 Lucayan Harbour, Freeport, Grand Bahama,

The right i reserved to acceptor reject any oral bids tendered,

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JUICY NEW VERSION: Apple CEO Steve Jobs speaks at an Apple event
at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010,
announcing a new version of iLife, Apple Inc.’s programs for managing
photos, editing videos and other tasks.

ee
NOTICE

Take notice that the
Bahamas Bar Council will hear
an application by Mr. Leon
Smith for restoration to the
roll, pursuant to section 41(1)
of the legal profession act on
Friday, 22nd October 2010 at
3 p.m. supreme court building
Bank Lane, Nassau N.P.

Members of the bar and any
persons having objections or
would like to make represen-
tation are urged to attend the
hearing.



Apple unveils MacBook
Air ultralight laptops





(AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

JUST THE JOBS: Apple CEO Steve Jobs talks about the new Apple Macbook Air laptop at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Wednes-

day, Oct. 20, 2010.

JORDAN ROBERTSON,
AP Technology Writer
CUPERTINO, California

Apple Inc. unveiled new
MacBook Air ultralight laptops
and offered a few glimpses of
its new Mac operating system
software Wednesday.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs intro-
duced the two new MacBook
Air models, saying, "We asked
ourselves: What would happen
if a MacBook and an 1Pad
hooked up?"

One of the new laptops has a
screen that's 13.3 inches (33.8
centimeters) diagonally.

The second has an 11.6-inch
(29.4-centimeter) screen.

Like the past generation, the
MacBook Air can't read CDs
or DVDs. This generation also
doesn't have a hard disk drive.
Instead, it uses all flash memo-
ry, like the iPhone does.

The larger MacBook Air is
0.68 inches (1.73 centimeters)
at its thickest point and weighs

Stimulus spending looms

FROM page 11B

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voters, said political scientist
Stephen Voss at the University
of Kentucky.

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Democrats got to Washington
and busted open the piggy
bank, squandered everything,
and we haven't seen much

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has a battery life of seven
hours. The smaller one weighs
2.2 pounds (1 kilogram) and is
rated to last five hours. Both
can sit on standby for 30 days.

The smaller one costs $999
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improvement as a result,” Voss
said.

A photo of Obama hangs on
the wall in CoraFaye's Cafe, a
short walk from the Denver
museum where Obama signed
into law the most sweeping U.S.
economic package.

Customers savoring fried
chicken and cornbread roll
their eyes when asked whether
the stimulus made a difference.



gigabytes. The larger one costs
$1,299 with 128 gigabytes or
$1,599 with 256 gigabytes.

Apple also announced a new
version of its operating system,
called Mac OS X Lion, that will
include a store for Mac soft-
ware. It's similar to the iTunes
store that sells apps for iPhone,
iPod Touch and iPad.

Other Lion features mimic
those on the iPhone or iPad.
Mac users can move from the
main desktop to a "dashboard"
filled with widgets by swiping a
multitouch mouse or trackpad.
People can drag one program
icon on top of another to create
a new folder.

Lion is expected during sum-
mer 2011. Apple didn't say how
much it would cost.

The company is also adding
FaceTime video chatting to
Macs, a feature that debuted
this summer on the iPhone 4.

And the company demon-
strated the new version of iLife,
its programs for managing pho-

large in the

"Are you kidding?” said
Donn Headley Sr., a 61-year-
old whose heating and air con-
ditioning company closed last
year because for lack of busi-
ness.

Owner Priscilla Smith said
she is an Obama fan but does
not think the stimulus helped
business. People are eating out
less, and except for a new beau-
ty parlor next door, there's not
a lot of additional shops pop-
ping up on her busy street.

"The jury's still out on the
stimulus for me, I guess," Smith
said. "I don't see it directly —
not yet, anyway."

More worrisome for Democ-

tos, editing videos and music
and doing other tasks.

Apple is adding more ties
between its iPhoto program and
the popular social networking
site Facebook. When people
look at pictures they've pub-
lished on Facebook, iPhoto dis-
plays comments friends made
on that site.

Other new features include
the ability to manage photos in
a full-screen view, slick new
slideshow templates and the
ability to e-mail customized
photo-postcards from iPhoto.

In iMovie, Apple improved
audio editing and the ability to
easily piece together movie
trailers.

ILife '11 comes installed on
new Macs and can be pur-
chased as an upgrade for $49
starting Wednesday. The pre-
vious 2009 version cost $30
more.

Apple's stock edged up $2.90
to $312.39 in afternoon trading.

US elections

rats are voters like Kendra Jass-
mann, a 44-year-old mother of
two in the Denver suburb of
Aurora, who received stimulus
money to help with rent after
she was injured and had to quit
work. A few months after a
local charity started helping
with her rent, the charity told
her its stimulus money had run
out and she was on her own.

Jassmann says she may be
homeless by Christmas.

"T thought the stimulus was
going to help," Jassmann said
as she packed boxes. "I see the
banks, the rich people, getting
help, but I don't see us getting
it. It's unbelievable.”

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who call ourselves Christians clean up our act. That means a
change for some of us: We need to treat people better.



A call for personal .

responsibilit

By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Features Editor

nglican Bishop Laish Boyd

charged Bahamians and

Turks and Cacios Islanders

o a higher level of personal

responsibility in his opening charge
to the 110th session of the opening
of the Synod of the Anglican
Diocese of The Bahamas and The
Turks and Caicos Islands.

In his sermon at Christ Church
Cathedral on Monday evening, Bishop
Boyd noted that Bahamians cannot rely
solely on the government and the private
sector to solve the country’s economic
problems.

“No government alone can build a
sound economic future. It takes the gov-
ernment, the private sector, small business
and ordinary citizens. Albany, Kerzner,
Baha Mar are not the economic saviours
of this country. They all have their merit
and their part to play but ordinary
Bahamians and ‘Turks and Caicos
Islanders, small businesses and big busi-
nesses, governments and NGO's, churches
and civic organisations need to cut spend-
ing, save more and take measures that will
build a solid foundation for the future, the
bishop said.

He added that people have to take con-
trol of their personal finances by saving
more and spending less and for employers
to be fair to their workers and workers to
give the service for which they are being
paid.

“There are many good workers in the
Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos
Islands, but there are too many slackers,
who act as if they are doing their employ-
er and their job a favour by turning up.
There are too many workers who want
something for nothing.”

Discussing crime, Bishop Boyd noted
that while most people want someone else
to “ deal with and stop crime,” they them-
selves are unwiling to address the prob-
lem.

“They demand it of the government, the
police, the church, the Ministry of
Education and others. Now all of the
above entities have a part to play, and all
of the above can do better than they are
doing, but these entities cannot solve
crime by themselves. They all need peo-

BISHOP LAISH BOYD

ple, ordinary Bahamians
and Turks and Caicos
Islanders, to help them:
because it is people who
commit crime, people
who know about crimes,
people who turn a blind
eye to crime, people who
cloak their children,
friends and loved ones
who commit crime, peo-
ple who are prepared to
be dishonest, people who
use fighting words and
encourage revenge rather
than encouraging some-
one to take the high road
and to “let it go” rather
than follow it up. No gov-
ernment, police force,
church or government
ministry can overcome
this unless the people
want it to be better. And
that is the responsibility
of every citizen.”

Further Bishop Boyd
stressed that Anglicans
and the wider Christian community must
do more to increase their witness to the
world.

“Let us seek to live our example. Too
many of us live lives that are in conflict
with our church involvement and our
ministry. We profess one thing but our
living says something else. Saying that
we are Anglicans, Baptists or
Pentecostals is not good enough because
that alone does not make us the kind of
Christian we should be. Being a
Christian is about a personal relationship
with God that spills over into how we
behave, the way we live, the way we hon-
our and treat others, the way we put the
gospel into action.

“As we seek to “live right” and to live
in the truth, let those of us who call our-
selves Christians clean up our act. That
means a change for some of us: We need
to treat people better.”

He said this means that some people
may need to stop “ going or sleeping at
the places they go to, and the need to
stop “ loose” living, back bitting and gos-
siping and the excessive use of alcohol.

Speaking to his Turks and Caicos
members, the bishop said that the dio-
cese remains concerned about the chal-
lenges facing the islands.



PERSONAL ACCOUNT: Bishop Boyd
noted that Bahamians cannot rely
solely on the government and the
private sector to solve the country’s
economic problems. for her

ibility

“As you know, the
British Government
suspended the territo-
ry's constitution last
year as a result of
alleged financial and
procedural irregulari-
ties on the part of some
elected officials and
civil servants. This sus-
pension and the ensuing
investigation continue
to cause alarm, uncer-
tainty and embarrass-
ment among Turks and
Caicos Islanders. It is a
very trying period in the
territory's life. We truly
sympathise and offer
encouragement. But we
have to realise that the
British government is
also in a pickle.

“That government is
ultimately responsible
fourteen

remaining dependent

territories, and, at the
end of the day, the citizens of these terri-
tories ultimately look to that government
to make up every deficit. They demand
that “Mother England” be there for them
- and so they should. So that government
now finds itself faced with a mess that it
did not create and must exercise its best
stewardship in getting to the bottom of it.
Not a good position to be in at all.

“I encourage patience and forbearance
on the part of all concerned. Pursue hon-
esty, justice and right procedure, trans-
parency and accountability. At the end
of the day, this is what is best for the ter-
ritory, for those who have power, for
those who think that they have power,
for those who would like to have power,
and for those who simply want to live in
peace and righteousness - this is what is
best for everyone.”

The Synod is the highest decision-mak-
ing body in the local Anglican Diocese and
is made up of the Diocesan Bishop, all
active Clergy and two lay delegates from
every Parish. Synod is comprised of more
than 150 persons who meet to deliberate
on the affairs of the Diocese.

The Diocese is made up of 25 islands, 21
in The Bahamas and four in the Turks and
Caicos Islands. There are 96 active congre-
gations divided into 46 parishes.

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RELIGION

The Tribune

The Bethel's Restoration Revival
Center presents ‘Restoration 2010'

By ALESHA CADET
Tribune Features Reporter

HE Bethel’s Restoration
"Teena Center comes togeth-

er to invite one and all to
attend “Restoration 2010” which
will feature Florida based pastors
Zachary Tims and Jonathan
Miller.

The event will take place at The
Bethel's Restoration Revival Center on
Thursday, October 28, starting at 7.30pm.
Organisers said this year's revival is in
light of the misfortunes that has happened
in the nation lately.

Pastor Zachary Tims is an American
Christian evangelist who is also an inspira-
tional speaker, and co-pastor of the New
Destiny Christian Center in Orlando,
Florida. Pastor Tims is a featured host on
TBS and has a powerful testimony after
being freed from drug addiction.

According to the New Destiny Christian
Center's website, through Pastor Tim's
passion to touch lives the church has been
a blessing to countless thousands through
its major outreach crusades.

Also scheduled to speak is Pastor
Johnathan Miller of New Beginnings
Healing Center in Orlando. He is a young
30-year-old-minister with a powerful heal-
ing ministry.

According to Leonora Sands, the senior

THREE things that are guaranteed
to rob you of your peace, joy and trust
in the Lord are common predators that
can stalk us every day: anger, anguish
and anxiety. Have you been robbed?

Anger is such an insidious emotion
that can begin innocently as a mild irri-
tation and fester into hatred, bitter-
ness, violence and revenge. We have a
right to object to injustice and cruelty
but it is very easy to become as guilty
as the perpetrators of the crime if we
resort to the same actions. Psalm 37:8
is very helpful in this regard: “Refrain
from anger and turn from wrath; do
not fret—it only leads to evil.”

When faced with situations that nor-
mally “pull your trigger”, prepare to

pastor at Bethel’s Restoration Revival
Centre: "These are young pastors that
both minister to the youth, the combina-
tion along with the body of Christ coming
together to believe God for our nation will
transcend into a positive change on this
upcoming Thursday.

“We would do revival every year, last
year we did a revival called "Traveling
into the super natural prayer revival", but
this year it is call Restoration 2010. The
revival last year featured Johnathan
Mcknight, a speaker from Orlando as
well. We also had appearances from Cece
Winans and Beverly Crawford. I want to
encourage everyone to come out and be
apart of this particular event."

My husband (host pastor Derek Sands)
and I have realised that a lot of families
have been affected by the tragedies and in
general, so many people have been victims
of great misfortunes but we have learned
to keep trying and stay trying" she said.

“ That very same building we are hold-
ing this event is an indication to continue
trying because the church is viewed as the
church that could not finish, we built it
from the ground up."

The Entertainment for this event
includes gospel singing group Shaback,
Minister Dwight Armbrister and many
more.

The church is located on Blue Hill
Road. For more information contact
341-5933.

REV, ANGELA

BOSFIELD

PALACIOUS

have a more Christ-like response well
in advance. Pray about your position
and ask God for wisdom to know when
to be silent, when to speak and how
long to wait until you are calm enough
to speak with the right tone and body
language. Seek counsel if you are
unable to control yourself and try to
avoid situations that are likely to bring



CAPTIVATING: Youth pastors Zachary Timms (left) and Jonathan Miller (right) set to speak at
Restortation 2010.

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Three Robbers

out the worst in you.

Anguish is a level of pain which can
destroy us if left unchecked for too
long a period of time. We each heal at
a different rate, but when we cannot
function properly and our heart seems
to know no respite from the agony of
the tragedy, it may be time to accept
help to cope more effectively. At some
point, we have to give our burden to
the Lord, pray for healing and rest in
the Spirit.

This is where ministry by persons
trained in this area and the support of
those who are recovering from similar
experiences or memories, is invalu-
able. By God’s grace, we must seek
peace and pursue it as best we can.

Anxiety is concern, care, or contem-
plation of a matter taken to an

extreme. It is as if we are all alone in
our situation and there is no God who
loves us, directs us, and ultimately con-
trols our circumstances. Most of us are
able to remain relatively peaceful for a
short time after a session of prayer,
study of the Bible, or pastoral counsel-
ing. The trouble comes in waiting too
much longer beyond this point.

A spiritual companion or prayer
partner is a true gift in this season of
suffering often serving as an anchor
when we are tempted to drift on to the
rocks of negative thinking. If things are
out of our control, we must lay the bur-
den at the foot of the cross, if it is with-
in our control, then clear thinking lead-
ing to patiently planned delays or swift
action may be the best course to follow.
May the Lord protect your heart from
the assaults of the enemy and keep you
strong in the faith.
The Tribune

RELIGION

He Leadeth Me

PS.23: 1. The LORD is my shepherd;
I shall not want.

: 2. He maketh me to lie down in
green pastures: he leadeth me beside
the still waters.

The Lord / Yeshua Messiah, is the
Chief Shepherd of the church and pastors
are the under shepherds of His church.

One of the greatest dangers and mis-
conceptions in the church today is where
we as pastors have taken the approach
that the church / congregation of which
we are pasturing belongs to us; in other
words it’s our church.

This delusional / deceptive spirit has
gotten the better part of church leaders
worldwide; as it is common to hear
church leaders ignorantly make state-
ments about “my church and how many
members they’ve got”

The enemy / Satan knows that if he can
get church leaders to operate and run the
church as their own; an instant discon-
nection takes place from Yeshua
Messiah, the Chief Shepherd.

Therefore the question that’s often
asked is this: “Why is today’s church so
powerless?”

Answer ! “Through erroneous reli-
gious beliefs and teachings prominent,
influential church leaders / under shep-
herds have ignorantly disconnected
themselves from the Chief Shepherd
thereby stifling the body at large.

Being disconnected from the Chief
Shepherd can be likened to a critically ill
patient in a hospital thats on a life sup-
port system; and has ignorantly discon-
nected himself from that system yet
expects to live.

This concept / analogy depicts the reli-




PASTOR
ALLEN

gious churches here in the Bahamas;
where there is much talk about the Chief
Shepherd, but the division and competi-
tion among church clearly shows the dis-
connection from the Chief Shepherd /
‘Yeshua Messiah, therefore rending the
church’s teaching and preaching power-
less.

An under shepherd that’s totally con-
nected to the Chief Shepherd will always
receive wisdom and insight as to where
and how to find green pastures for the
sheepfold. As we (The Bahamas) goes
through this tough economic time, social
disorder and the moral decay; those
church leaders that are truly connection
with and to Yeshua Messiah, the Holy
Spirit will cause to manifest and assist in
the leading of God‘s people to green pas-
tures.

Despite the facts of a recession it is in
times such as these that Yahweh shows
up on the behalf of his children; it’s just a
matter of the under shepherds properly
positioning themselves to hear expressly
from the Chief Shepherd.

David understood this, as he had a
working revelation of being connected to
the Chief Shepherd that’s why he could
boldly declare the 23rd Psalms.

Ps.23: 1. The LORD is my shepherd; I
shall not want.

:2. He maketh me to lie down in green

pastures: he leadeth me beside the still
waters.

: 3. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth
me in the paths of righteousness for his
name's sake.

:4. Yea, though I walk through the val-
ley of the shadow of death, I will fear no
evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy
staff they comfort me.

: 5. Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of mine enemies: thou
anointest my head with oil; my cup run-
neth over.

: 6. Surely goodness and mercy shall
follow me all the days of my life: and I
will dwell in the house of the LORD for
ever.

In reminiscing of his Shepherd’s good-
ness and His ability to provide for His
sheepfold despite any kind of situation or
condition the world would ever faced;
here’s what David went on to say.

Watch this !

Ps.37: 25. Ihave been young, and now
am old; yet have I not seen the righteous
forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

My brothers and sisters, you have a
choice; 1) you can remain in the same
religious condition of lack and want. Or
2) you can flip the scrip on the spirit of
religion and the tradition of men, and
properly connect yourselves to the Chief
/ Good Shepherd who will lead you down
the path of righteousness for His name’s
sake.

Yes, I agree with you; that things might
be a little tough /a little rough right now;
but you’ve got to pull yourself together
and declare as David did.

Remember !

Psalms.23: 4. Yea, though I walk

Thursday, October 21, 2010 ® PG 23

through the valley of the shadow of
death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with
me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort
me.

Here’s a very important key to hold
onto as you’re being led to your green
pasture by the Chief Shepherd ! You
can’t take the hatred of your enemies
along; I discovered that it’s best to
thank God for your enemies, because
it’s your enemies who have helped to
qualify you, to sit your anointed self at
the table that He, (Yahweh) has pre-
pared for you; right in their (YOUR
ENEMIES) presence.

Psalms.23: 5. Thou preparest a table
before me in the presence of mine ene-
mies: thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.

So, don’t be distracted and overly
concerned about what’s going and how
things look right now; just remember
that it’s not The President of the United
States of America, The Prime Minister
of the Bahamas or the Head of State of
which ever country you live; none of
them died on the cross for your sins.
Therefore don’t put your trust / hope in
any man (especially religious leaders)
to do for you that which only Yeshua
Messiah (a.k.a. Jesus the Christ) has
done and can do.

Allow Him to lead you beside the still
waters of life:

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Kingdom Minded Fellowship Center Int'l.



In Jesus Name

THE word of God tells us that there is
no other name whereby men can be
saved. At the name of Jesus Christ every
knee shall bow and every tongue shall
confess that He is Lord.

I will say it is a very powerful name that
can accomplish all of that. It is that name
that we need to promote above all names.
It is when we start believing in other
names that we get into all sorts of trouble.
What other names am I talking about?
Names of mere men and things, pastors,
husbands, churches, wives, jobs and the
list goes on. Especially as Bahamians- yall
know how we go, “Chile my pastor say,
and you know who my pastor is?” We
keep ignoring the word of God when it
states that the, ‘arm of flesh will fail.” Our
focus is in the wrong direction. The Bible

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tells us that God is a jealous God and He
will not share His glory with anyone or
anything.

What other name do you know can
cause demons to tremble? It is a power-
ful name. When those persons who I men-
tioned earlier realise that people are
drawing near to them (especially for the
wrong reasons) rather than God they
should correct it immediately.

There is a king in the Bible who fell
sick in his upper chamber and sent one of
his servants to ask his false god if he
would recover from the disease.
Automatically God was offended and
sent His servant to this king to tell him
that he would not recover but he would
die. I said all of that to say this: we cannot
live as if there is not a God who can do all
things. How dare this king disregard the
God of heaven and earth? His going to
another god caused him his life. We don't
know what it will cost us if seek after the
wrong things.

We have to be so careful that we don’t
allow our lack of faith to cause us to make
bad decisions. We have to always be
mindful that God is the way, the truth,
and the life. There is no way we can afford

to put confidence in material or temporal
things. It's just not smart to do that. Also,
unless God set up people as vehicles in
your life, He is the only one to look to for
everything. Jesus’s name is the name that
all things are done by. Have you noticed
that when people pray, make a request,
command and or declare a thing it is
asked in Jesus name? It is the name that
God the father recognises and act upon.
The word of God also informs us that if
we ask anything in His (Jesus) name it
shall be done.

There is no other name that men can be
saved by. Demons tremble at that name,
the name that is above every name. The
mention of that name- every knee shall
bow and every tongue confess that He is
Lord. That name is Jesus Christ. Amen!
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Blaze Da Praise

By JEFFARAH GIBSON
Tribune Features Writer



THE BLAZE Da Praise concert is just
one of the many exciting wholesome
activities designed by the Assemblies of
Brethren to reach young people in the
community.

The concert which is set for tomorrow
night shines a light on the positive youth,
and is the perfect outlet for ‘spiritual
entertainment’.

It was the intent of the oragniser to
direct attention on positively rather than
the negative which is often highlighted.
For example giving, offering thanks, and
creating an environment where Christ is
lifted up said Shalomi Roberts, adminis-

trative assistant at Assemblies of
Brethren.

The concert is organised by Vincent “V-
Mac” McDonald and his team at Extreme
Youth Entertainment along with the
Assemblies, and it will be held at the
Christian Life Centre on John F Kennedy
Drive, west of the Bahamas Red Cross
building

Blaze Da Praise will also re-launch the
Extreme Youth TV, a network that pro-
motes the advancement of youth gospel
artists in the Bahamas, and will be aired
on the international Christian station
TBN.

Faces familiar to the Elevation concert
will also take the stage. Featured artists
performing live will include Mr Lynx,

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Vandera Woods, Christian Massive,
Monique Knows, Reubin Heights,
Manifest, Ryan Jupp, Young Soldiers for
Christ, Lyrically Blessed, Collage
Entertainment and V-Mac & Elevation
Band.

Proceeds from the concert will aid the
Christian Life Centre Building Fund. “It
is an auditorium that we have been build-
ing. It was built so that the Assemblies of
Brethren can have united functions.
Additionally the auditoriums hold differ-
ent functions and rooms are available to
be rented,” Ms Roberts said.

This area is also the site of Hope
College. “Hope College is a tertiary bible
college and it offers theological degrees,
business degrees and many others,” she
said.

The college will also offer degrees in
children’s education, allied health, as well
hold college preparatory classes.

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“As the time progresses we will move
towards adding new courses and degrees,”
she said.

The Assemblies of Brethren is looking
to open Hope College sometime next
year. The Assemblies of Brethren have
begun a series of outreach programmes
focusing on activities for the community.
The activities are non-denominational
and will involve participants from various
Christian sectors. The activities began
with a movie night. And on November 19
they will host a liturgical dance workshop
a Christmas party and movie night in
December.

Members of the public are encouraged
to come out and support the event as “it
promotes wholesome spiritual entertain-
ment.”

Music will be provided by DJ Godson.

For more information contact 322-4655
- 432-6142 or 326-HOPE.



Sacrament of Confirmation marks St. George's 62nd Anniversary

OCTOBER 23 marks the 62nd Anniversary of
the dedication of St George’s Anglican Church in
the “Valley” and the clergy and members plan to
celebrate the anniversary with a number of spe-
cial events.

“It has been our recent tradition to have the
Sacrament of Confirmation administered during
the time of our church’s dedication celebrations,”
said Rev Kingsley Knowles, Rector of the parish.
“This year the Sacrament of Confirmation will
take place on the date of the anniversary of our _—f -
dedication, Saturday, October 23, at 6pm. His Cameron Wallace Chante Butler
Grace, Archbishop Drexel Gomez will adminis- Ay = aes -
ter the Sacrament of Confirmation to the twenty- wy “ *é
three candidates and preach the sermon.” ~ "eae

The commemoration of the dedication contin- I ’ te
ues on Sunday, October 24 where both morning ’
services will be held, low mass and sermon at
6.45am and Family Eucharist and Sunday School
at 8.30am, where newly ordained Deacon, Rev’d
Alvardo Adderley will preach the sermon.

“Our afternoon Rite of Dedication, followed
by Solemn Evensong, Sermon and Benediction
will take place at 3.30 pm,” said Archdeacon ‘, “
Knowles.” “Delivering the sermon on that occa- , ‘ .
sion will be former rector of the parish, Revs’
Canon Basil Tynes.”

The final event for the dedication celebration
will be a concert of sacred music sponsored by
the music department featuring The Highgrove
Singers on Friday, October 29 at 8pm in the
church’s sanctuary.

“We expect that they will sing selections from
their recent concert “Sing Me To Heaven” which
was staged at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Kirk in
late August. So those persons who missed the
concert have another occasion to hear that beau-
tiful music. The choir is under the direction of
Adrian Archer who, in addition to being a choral
clinician in the community, is also Director of
Music here at St George’s. Tickets for the con-
cert, priced at $20 may be obtained from mem-
bers of the choir or at the church’s office or they
may be purchased at the door on the evening of
the concert.”

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‘The Tank Versus ‘The
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WBF heavyweight bout in ‘early December’



EVANDER HOLYFIELD

By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

rimed for the

most star-studded

bout of his career

thus far, the

Bahamas’ leading
professional fighter will be
forced to wait weeks later
than anticipated before he
fights for a major heavyweight
title.

Sherman “The Tank”
Williams was originally sched-
uled to face Evander “The
Real Deal” Holyfield in a 12-
round bout on November 5
for the World Boxing Feder-
ation's heavyweight title in
Detroit, Michigan. However,
the fight has been resched-
uled to a date in early Decem-
ber. The specific date of the
fight will be announced in the
near future.

A disappointed Williams
speculated on the reason for
the delay from the Holyfield
camp.

“Well it is boxing so there is
a lot of talk, and a lot of
rumours going around but no
concrete reason has been giv-
en for the delay. I know that
he was looking beyond me
and looking forward to a fight
with one of the Klitschko
brothers.

“As November draws clos-
er, I think his camp realizes
that they signed up for a real
fight and Holyfield has his
hands full. They said they had
some issues in their training
camp and there was also some
issues with FoxSports.Net, the
television station that is sup-
posed to be hosting the fight,”
he said. “But what I heard
from good sources is that he





READY TO RUMBLE: Sherman Williams is all set to square off with Evander Holyfield for World Boxing
Federation's heavyweight title in early December.

just started training for the
fight last week, so perhaps it is
just a matter of his camp
being ill-prepared and trying
to play mind games.”

The 38-year-old Williams,
who came from humble
beginnings in Grand Bahama
where fighting at Hawksbill
High was his introduction to
the sport, is nine years
younger than his 47-year-old
legendary rival.

Williams told a gathering
of sporting dignitaries last
month that he intends to stop
Holyfield in the seventh

round.

“For the delay to come at
this point is a bit disappoint-
ing. We have been going hard
at it in training camp for five
weeks now and right now ’'m
almost peaking in preparation
for a fight that was supposed
to be held in just a few
weeks,” Williams said. “Now
I am forced to extend my
training three to four weeks
and risk over training.”

The 5711” Williams has
compiled a 34-11 record with
19 knockouts. He is coming
off a loss on points to Manuel

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many.

Prior to that, Williams was
riding a nine-win streak with
his last decision coming on
December 12, 2008, when he
won on points over Andrew
Greeley at the Bourbon
Street Station in Jacksonville,
Florida.

In Holyfield, Williams will
be facing a 6-2 1/2 American
who has a 43-10 record with
28 KOs. Holyfield, 47, will be
defending his WBF title that

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“The game plan has not changed.

Right now, I am in top shape. I have
been working on the things we need

to do to attack Holyfield like left hooks,
counters and body shots. At 47, we do
not feel as if he can take the body shots
he took 10 years ago so it is something
we look to capitalize on. Despite it all,
I still look to lift the WBF Heavyweight
Championship away from Holyfield
and bring it back to the Bahamas.”

— Sherman The Tank’ Williams

he won with an eight round
TKO over Francois Botha at
the Thomas & Mack Center
in Las Vegas, Nevada, on
April 10.

Holyfield, the former undis-
puted world champion, has
had victories over Michael
Dokes, Alex Stewart, James
Buster Douglas, George
Foreman, Larry Holmes, Rid-
dick Bowe and Mike Tyson.

Despite the setback,
Williams said his focus and
determination has not
wavered and he will be ready
when the fight takes place in

tourney starts today

THE 11th Annual Austin
‘King Snake’ Knowles Soft-
ball Tournament for senior
boys and girls will be hosted
by the Bahamas Softball Fed-
eration (BSF), starting today.
And it’s free.

BSF president Burket
Dorsett said the tourney is
one of the federation’s land-
mark events, and holds true to
its motto. “This is one of the
most important events on the
calendar and is the true dis-
play of our progression and
depiction of the motto ‘The
Way Forward’”, he said.

“The continued growth of
this tournament is directly
related to the growth of the
game locally and its ability to
represent the country inter-
nationally so we continue our
great expectations for this
event.”

The tournament, to be
staged at the Blue Hill Sport-
ing Complex, is set to be held
during the mid-term break for
public schools (October 21-
24) in New Providence.

About 20 schools took part
in last year’s tournament. The
Family Islands fared very well
as the NGM team defeated
the Central Eleuthera team
to win the boys’ championship
and Spanish Wells outclassed
Preston Albury for the girls’
crown.

Kenneth Forbes of Preston
Albury and David Nathan of
NCA were the most valuable
players among the boys and
Tobias Turnquest of NGM
won championship MVP.

Edith Petitfere of Spanish
Wells was the girls’ tourna-
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also of Spanish Wells, was the
championship MVP.

It is expected that high
schools from both the public
and private sector will put
their softball skills to test in
this prestigious tournament.

Many senior teams that
make up the various associa-
tions (fast pitch) use this tour-
nament as their scouting
ground.

The BSF has appointed
Leroy Thompson and Kelly
Smith as tournament direc-
tors.

About 175 trophies, medals
and T-shirts will be presented
to the participants. And com-
puters will be awarded to the
two top schools.

Interested schools may con-
tact Leroy Thompson at Gov-
ernment High School (456-
6096) and Kelly Smith (393-
1231/456-2881).

December.

“The game plan has not
changed. Right now, I am in
top shape. I have been work-
ing on the things we need to
do to attack Holyfield like left
hooks, counters and body
shots,” he said. “At 47, we do
not feel as if he can take the
body shots he took 10 years
ago so it is something we look
to capitalize on. Despite it all,
I still look to lift the WBF
Heavyweight Championship
away from Holyfield and
bring it back to the
Bahamas.”



INBRIEF

TRACK
BSC MEET

THE Baptist Sports
Council is scheduled to
hold the Rev Ellerston
Smith Track and Field
Classic at Thomas A
Robinson Track and
Field Stadium on Octo-
ber 30.

Churches interested in
participating are urged to
submit their rosters to
Ann Thompson at
bahamastrack@hotmail.c
om or Brent Stubbs at
stubbobs@gmail.com or
bstubbo@yahoo.com by
Friday.

A scratch meeting is
set for 6pm Monday at
the stadium.

SOFTBALL
BSC POSTPONED

AS a result of the
Bahamas Softball Feder-
ation’s annual Austin
‘King Snake’ Knowles
Invitational High School
Softball Tournament at
the Baillou Hills Sporting
Complex this weekend,
the Baptist Sports Coun-
cil has postponed all
games set for Saturday.

The BSC is expected to
resume play at Baillou
Hills on November 6 due
to the fact that the Rev
Ellerston Smith’s Track
and Field Classic is set
for October 30 at
Thomas A Robinson
Track and Field Stadium.

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By AVA TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter aturnquest@tribunemedia.net S PIN-OFF conditions f rom a closely-monitored t ropical disturbance near the C ayman Islands led weather officials to post a severe w eather warning for the capi tal yesterday. U ntil 6.45pm, residents were advised to remain indoors unless absolutelyn ecessary as it was confirmed funnel clouds, precursors to the formation of tornadoes, appeared in several areas. Michael Stubbs, chief climatological officer at theD epartment of Meteorology, said: We had super cell ( thunder storm cloud) activi ty in the areas of eastern and northeastern New Provi dence, which are known to produce funnel clouds. If c onditions strengthen these can develop into full-fledged tornadoes. Conditions were not as favourable earlier today, however there is still activity around to produce funnelc louds, which is why we issued the warning. Funnel clouds were reportedly sighted on Nassau Street and Soldier Road a nd water spouts were also s aid to have occurred west of Arawak Cay, near where the new port is being developed. Observed Mr Stubbs said: We observed this system and based on what weve seen so far its just New Providence. Its moving from the w est, so chances are Andros m ay also experience some o f its effects as time goes o n. H e added: The National H urricane Centre based in Florida sent a reconnaissance team to investigate how much development is occurring in the disturbed weather system. Their reports will give us an idea o f when it may develop into a depression, and if, ulti mately a tropical storm. R esidents of the capital s hould expect a few isolated t hunderstorms today as meteorologists continue to monitor the disturbance. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: THE LOWEST RATES EVER!!!ACT NOW to get the best loan on the market! Come in to Scotiabank today for Flexible Payment Terms and the Lowest Loan Rate Ever and the chance to WIN $5,000!**As low asJust ask. How soon can I move into my own home?*Subject to certain terms and conditions. **Approved customers are automatically entered for a chance to WIN a $5,000 credit to their mortgage principal.7.5%* Severe weather warning issued for the capital A BRAWL between two men resulted in at hird man being shot in the leg on Tuesday. The incident occurred sometime around 5.55pm at Dumping Ground Corner. Police reported that t wo men got into an argum ent that resulted in a third man being shot in his left leg. The victim was taken to hospital in a private vehicle. His condition is u nknown. Police investigations continue. Man shot in leg crime BRIEF L OWPRESSURESYSTEM: T his NOAA satellite image taken yesterday at 1:45 PM EDT shows a low pressure system centred about 160 miles southwest of the Grand Cayman. Although environmental conditions are only marginally conducive for development, conditions are expected to become somewhat more favourable for a tropical depression to form during the next day or so. There is a high chance, 70 percent, of this system becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it driftst o the south or the southeast. Interests in the northwestern Caribbean Sea should continue to monitor the progress of this disturbance. Regardless of development, heavy rainfall is possible over the C ayman Islands and Jamaica during the next couple of days. A P P h o t o / W e a t h e r U n d e r g r o u n d Tropical disturbance near Cayman Islands

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THE Red Cross in the Bahamas is partnering with National Red Cross Societies across the region for the new Caribbean HIV/AIDS Project (CHAP CHAP is a two-year, threecountry project which will use community mobilisation techniques to reach more than 20,000 persons in unique and innovative responses to the HIV/AIDS challenge, the Red Cross said. The goal is to reach 9,000 in the Bahamas, 9,000 in Jamaicaand about 3, 690 persons in Guyana. In the Bahamas, the Bain/Grants Town, St Cecelia, and Farm Road/Centreville communities have been chosen as the beneficiaries of the project. Promoting personal behaviour change and action, CHAPs efforts will give impetus to efforts already established in the fight against HIV in the Caribbean, the organisations said. Red Cross representatives from Jamaica, Guyana, the Bahamas, and Haiti, along with delegates from Trinidad are par ticipating in this launch in the Bahamas this week. Following the launch ceremo ny on Tuesday, they participated in a three-day workshop designed to strengthen the regional teams capacity to implement the project across the targeted Caribbean communi ties. We are mindful of the significant strides local HIV/AIDS ini tiatives have had over years, especially in the area of children born HIV negative to women living with HIV, and in the availability of anti-retroviral (ARV drugs. We applaud local initiatives, and believe our project compliments and support those already established by concerned community groups and govern mental agencies, said Sally Moore, health delegate from the American Red Cross, and leader for the project. THE trial of a man accused of the shooting death of a security guard at the Cocktails and Dreams nightclub continued in the Supreme Court yesterday. Raphael Neymour is alleged to have killed Huel Charles Ferguson on August 30, 2007. Constable Silas Cooper testified yesterday that at around 2.10am on August 30, he was on mobile patrol with another officer when they received information and as a result headed to Cocktailsand Dreams. Officer Cooper said that when they arrived at the scene, the officers received further information and as a result proceeded towards East Bay Street. He told the court that while in the area of Haynes Cricket Oval, he spotted two men running. The officer said that one of the men was tall with braided hair. The other man, he said, was shorter with low cut hair. Both men, he said, were wearing shirts and blue jeans. Officer Cooper said that he and his partner used their vehicle to pursue the two men, who headed towards the entrance to Fort Charlotte. From there, officer Cooper said, he and his partner continued the pursuit on foot. He told the court that he saw the men throw what appeared to be firearms on the ground. Officer Cooper said that he subsequently retrieved a black PM pistol and a silver 357 revolver with a black handle. According to officer Cooper, the two men returned to the area around 6am that morning and appeared to be looking for the weapons. The officer said that the two men were arrested and one of the men gave his name as Raphael Neymour. Officer Cooper identified Neymour in court yesterday. The trial continues today before Senior Justice Jon Isaacs. Neymour is being represented by Wane Muncie. Sandra Dee Gardener is prosecuting the case. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2010, PAGE 5 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM t ftf ttff ttf Officer describes pursuit of men on night of shooting Caribbean HIV/AIDS project aims to reach 9,000 Bahamians DELEGATES from countries throughout the Caribbean and representatives from the American Red Cross in Washington, DC, are in Nassau for a three-day conference to launch the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Project.

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By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter tthompson@tribunemedia.net BEIJING, China Â… There is a saying in China Â… You are not a true man or a hero until you have climbed the Great Wall. This week, 19 journalists from around the Caribbean tested themselves against the massive structure and came away about two hours later, some stronger and with a different perspective of and appreciation for China's culture and history a history that dates back more than 5,000 years. We are here for a twoand-a-half week Professional Training Programme for Caribbean Journalists hosted by China's Foreign Affairs University, aimed at fostering greater understanding between the Chinese and Caribbean cultures. For most of us, the Great Wall was on top of our list of must-see attractions. It seemed as if fortune was on our side as well because the trip was greeted by a sunny, clear sky and chilly but not unbearable weather. JourneyIt was a far cry from weather conditions a day earlier when a visit to another of China's ancient architectural attractions, the Temple of Heaven, was cut short by rain and icy winds. We took about an hour-and-a-half long bus ride from the university in downtown Beijing to a rural area where the wall is located. We left behind the skyscrapers, bus stops and busy streets to see another side of the city where many farmers live in small onestorey structures that look as if they had been constructed in another era. As our bus neared the site, we could see huge grassy mountains in the distance. When I saw the wall my heart skipped several beats. Unarguably one of the most famous architectural sites in the country, and one of the great wonders of the world, the Great Wall stretches along 6,700 kilometres of desert, grassy plains, mountains and plateaux. Pictures I had seen of the Great Wall did not do it justice. As I stared openmouthed at the peaks and summits I wondered how I, a woman with a paralysing fear of heights, would make the climb, and more worryingly, the descent. But I did not travel thousands of miles and spend more than 17 hours on two planes to chicken out. Our tour guide explained that the construction on the Great Wall began during 770-476 BC and 475-221 BC in the Eastern Zhou Dynasty. The walls were constructed to keep enemies out and to prevent the invasion of ethnic minorities. Later dynasties (Han, from 206 BC 220 AD and Ming, from 1368-1644) contributed to the wall's upkeep and improved its structure. Our group climbed the Badaling section, the best preserved portion of the wall in Beijing, which has many slopes, stairs, fortresses and watchtowers. The wall itself is built out of large stone strips. What seemed like thousands of people locals, tourists, toddlers, students, and the elderly meandered alongside my group. I wondered if this climb meant as much to them as it did to me. Some ran gleefully up the uneven stone staircases and steep slopes while others plodded along slowly. Often I stopped in awe to take in my surroundings and to catch my breath in disbelief that there I was, on Chinese soil living out one of my dreams. The dozens of street peddlers and pushy sales persons in souvenir shops hustling to sell cheap memorabilia from the site are a juxtaposition of old and new at the monument. MemorableI don't know if I have been changed by the climb. There was no spiritual awakening or connection with nature like I had anticipated. But as I took each step, careful of my footing and eyes opened wide, I felt more connected to the people around me, all from different parts of the world and walks of life sharing something so personal and public at the same time. As I made each step downwards, my eyes planted on the floor and a colleague's hand firmly in my grasp, I felt proud of and in better touch with myself. The experience is something I will no doubt remember for the rest of my life. Today I can say I am more than a man, I am a woman who has lived out one of her dreams and faced a crippling fear at the same time. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM GreatWALLJournalist Taneka Thompson recounts her experience during her trip to the Great Wall of China Facing the test of the

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ONLINE sales of Junkanoo tickets will officially start this Saturday, said Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Charles Maynard. "Usually tickets go on sale the second week of December and that usually causes a lot of problems for people who are visiting the Bahamas and want to participate in the Junkanoo parades or people who are away in school or from a Family Island," Minister Maynard said at a press conference recently. "We thought that putting tickets on sale early would allow the ticket sales to go more smoothly." Minister Maynard added that he wanted to make it clear that only 50 per cent of available tickets will be online at www.caribtickets.com, at 10am on that date. Walk-up sales, he said will begin December 1. "That is when the other half of the tickets will then be made available for sale," Minister Maynard said. "So, for those who do not have the ability to buy tickets online or those who do not feel comfortable buying tickets online will be able to buy tickets as they usually do." Minister Maynard added that there will be more seats than ever available in Rawson Square this year due to a new configuration. "That will give more people the opportunity to sit in the choice area," he said. "The ticket prices are the same as they were last year, with $45 being the discounted price for seats in Rawson Square and tickets on Shirley Street costing as little as $5." The Boxing Day Parade will take place on Monday, December 27, 2010, beginning at 12.01am and the 2011 New Year's Day Parade will take place on Saturday, January 1, 2011, at 2am. Chairman of the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence (JCNP) Silbert Ferguson thanked the ministry and the Bahamian public for their support and announced two initiatives that the JCNP have planned for this year. The first is the production of an official Junkanoo magazine for the parade. "Right now we are out there and we are asking our corporate sponsors to support us in this venture because this will be the official magazine of the parades," Mr Ferguson said. He added that the JCNP "will guarantee" that the magazine will be available for sale on January 14, 2011, making it a "very, very bold move on behalf of the corporation." Mr Ferguson said that they have had some success, based on the efforts of various members, but the corporation still needs corporate sponsors to join them. "We will only be producing 5,000 copies of this magazine; so these would be on a firstcome-first-serve basis once the prints hit the shelves," Mr Ferguson said. The second initiative will allow persons interested in getting into the parade to purchase costumes to take part in the Junkanoo Rush, he said. "This will take place at 6am Boxing Day morning," Mr Ferguson said. "If you had not had this experience, this is a golden opportunity for you to get involved with this particular production." The 500-limited edition costumes depict the sun, the water or the shell in the three designs. "These costumes are bright and beautiful and you could place your orders at the Junkanoo Corporation," he added. "Once you place your orders, we will get your sizes and your costumes will be ready and you can pick them up on December 20." Chief executive officer of CaribTickets Colin Wells said his company is very excited with this initiative and realises how important the online access is for those outside the country. FREEPORT Minister for Youth, Sports and Culture Charles Maynard was in Grand Bahama on Monday evening to hand out seed money to the 11 groups set to take part in the annual New Year's Day Junkanoo Parade. Minister Maynard handed out cheques totalling more than $30,000 to the groups during a meeting in the conference room at the Office of the Prime Minister. He also used the occasion to discuss various aspects of Junkanoo on Grand Bahama and hear the concerns of group leaders. While making the presentation of the seed money, Mr Maynard also sent out an appeal to the corporate community to offer financial assistance the various groups, pointing out that outfitting a Junkanoo group is very expensive. "This is so important. Junkanoo plays such a vital role in our society. Most people under estimate the power of Junkanoo. It has a very strong social and civic connection and we have seen in many areas throughout New Providence and throughout the country where a simple starting of a Junkanoo group changes the whole (make up) of a community," the minister said. Mr Maynard said they have seen how through Junkanoo young people are now more focused and are involved in activities they enjoy. "And so it is the same thing in Grand Bahama. So supporting your favourite Junkanoo group not only allows them to put on a spectacular presentation on New Year's morning, but it also allows them to be able to touch lives and have people participate in our number one cultural expression, starting from now in the shacks, at the practices doing things that are important. "So, we are hoping that the seed money is going to go a long way, but we know that in order to get them all the way, we need the support of the corporate community," he said. Chairman of the Grand Bahama Junkanoo Committee Derek King thanked the minister for his comments and commitment to Junkanoo. The 11 groups receiving seed money were: Arawak Invaders, Bushwhackers, Classic Dancers, Harbour Boys, Kingdom Culture, Majestic Crusaders, Superstar Rockers, Swingers, Victory Boys, Bayshore Warriors and the Rotary Club. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2010, PAGE 7 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Online Junkanoo ticket sales to start early this year Grand Bahama Junkanoo groups get seed money COLOURFUL: Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Charles Maynard poses recently with models, including Director of Culture Dr Linda Moxey-Brown (right), wearing the Junkanoo costumes on sale for the upcoming Junkanoo Rush.

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By CHARLES KNAPP THINK of terrestrial wildlife in the Bahamas and right after brightly feathered and raucous birds youll probably picture lizards. Scurrying up trees, jumping between twigs and leaves, or dashing through leaf litter, lizards are among the most abundant animals on most Bahamian islands. Unfortunately, not all lizards are as abundant as they once were. Bahamians and tourists alike may be fortunate enoughto observe the rare iguanas of the region. These dragon lizards are actually nine species of rock iguanas and two species of common, or green, iguanas that inhabit the rugged terrains of Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, the Puerto Rican Bank, the Caymans, the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos, and the Lesser Antilles. Each species is unique to only one or a few islands similar to the Galapagos tortoises and are as distinctive as the islands themselves. The Bahamian islands are home to more species of rock iguana than any other West Indian island nation. Three species and a total of seven distinct varieties of rock iguana live in the dry scrub forests and on the beaches of the Bahamas and are found nowhere else in the world. Most inhabit small cays uninhabited by humans, but one species lives on the largest island in the nation Andros. The smallest Bahamian iguanas are one and a half feet long and weigh half a pound, whereas the largest species can reach a length of four feet and weigh just over 20 pounds. Colours and patterns range from solid battleship gray to a kaleidoscope of green, orange, red, blue, yellow and pink. Bahamian rock iguanas have been peaceably munchi ng leaves and nibbling fruit for millennia. Their vegetarian lifestyle is important because they help disperse seeds, which maintains local plant communities. Prey As the largest naturally occurring terrestrial animals on the islands, adult iguanas have essentially no natural predators, although young iguanas may fall prey to birds and snakes. The real threat to the iguanas survival, however, came with the arrival of Europeans and their cats, dogs, hogs, goats, and rat stowaways. Allowed to roam, and sometimes becoming feral, these introduced animals have competed with or preyed on the n ative iguanas. A striking example of the damage inflicted on an igua na population is underscored by a study on one island in the Turks and Caicos where an iguana population of 15,000 individuals was driven almost to extinction in only three years after the introduction of dogs and cats onto that island. The increasing modern w ave of human settlers to the Family Islands also signals the beginning of habitat loss and a booming tourism industry. Protection traditionally offered in the form of isolation has begun to erode as more yachtsmen cruise small Bahamian cays and tourists visit the islands. Humans bring with them their dogs, cats, and nonnative species of iguanas that can out-compete native iguanas, and engage in the unwit tingly harmful behaviour of feeding the lizards. As tourism and human populations have continued to increase in these finite areas, iguana habitat has been destroyed or degraded, and iguanas have been removed for food, for pets, and out of fear. As a result, this group of iguanas now has the dubious distinction of being the most endangered lizards in the world. All are considered threatened, endangered, or critically endangered. In the Bahamas, iguanas now occupy only a tiny fraction of the land where they formerly roamed and population numbers continue to d ecline. Although the overall situation for iguanas remains tenuous throughout the Bahamas, collaboration among the Bahamian government, Bahamas National Trust, and international partners from Shedd Aquarium, San Diego Zoo, Earlham College and Loma Linda University has facilitated research and conservation of Bahamian iguanas. Investigations Some studies have been ongoing for as long as 30 years. These investigations are crucial in order to manage the populations effectively and ensure their survival. One aspect of these longterm studies includes marking o r numbering the animals harmlessly with white correc tion fluid on their sides. Some Bahamians have expressed dismay about numbering the iguanas in the Exumas because they feel it is bad for the tourism industry. All iguana researchers in the Bahamas want to be respectful to Bahamians and work together to save these m agnificent animals. Marking the animals is ultimately necessary so that iguanas are not recaptured continuously during research expeditions. Scientists have all agreed to limit the size of the marks so they are not so conspicuous. However, we urge tour operators to use the marks to advance conversations with their clients about the rarity of the animals, and the studies conducted by Bahamian authorities and their partners to save the species. We all share a role in protecting Bahamian iguanas in order to ensure that future generations have the chance to see these truly magnificent creatures roaming white sand beaches or rumbling through the tangled interior of island forests. For more information on Bahamian iguanas or to make a donation toward iguana conservation research, you can visit the Bahamas National Trust website (www.bnt.bs C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 8, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM %4+2674'*17)*6 Ensuring the survival of Bahamas iguanas Collaboration facilitates research and conservation DRAGONLIZARDS: The Bahamas is home to more species of rock iguana than any other West Indian island nation.

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B y THE CHINESE E MBASSY IN NASSAU L iu Xiaobo, who was sentenced toa n 11-year p rison term in C hina, has recently won the Nobel Peace Prize. The sum of $1.4 million is a fairly good price for the West to start an ideological war against China. I f Liu were not selected, s ome other Chinese on the shortlist, including RebiaK adeer, Hu Jia and Wei Jings hen, would have been the r ecipient. This was bound to h appen. The West will continue to t arget China in its ideological war. It seems the Western way has to be the only waya nd people around the globe should adopt the Western attitudes. In the minds of some Westerners, even if China grows and develops to an a dvanced level, it still needs to surrender to Western ideolo g y. The democracy that the West is trying to export too ther countries advocates freedom of choice. Why is itt hen that the West avidly hera lds individual freedoms, but i t prohibits political diversity among different countries? It seems the West does not c are about the individuality of other societies when it is trying to expand its political systems to other areas of thew orld. It only seems to want total compliance and unconditional support from other n ations with different view points. In some situations, based o n pure interest, the West w ould support authoritarian governments. China has adopted much W estern wisdom since its opening-up. But it refuses to be westernised. The rejuvenation of the Chinese civili sation is its dream. The more China learns from the West, the more confident it becomes i n its own culture. A rising China with different fundamental principles disturbs the West, which is beleaguered by deep economic woes. Discrediting China is a way to maintain the moral superiority of the developed world, and consequently keep the privilege of the West, which helps maximise the interests of the developed countries. T he Nobel Peace Prize is not a lone voice. Actually, it is part of a concerto supplemented by various NGOs, economic identities and international organisations orchest rated by the developed count ries. They hope to harass Chinas growth, and press China to surrender more eco-n omic interests. They even hope that China will one day collapse under the West's ide o logical crusade. From Google threatening to withdraw from China ear-l ier this year, to the Nobel P eace Prize being awarded to a Chinese criminal, the ideological war against China isf ar from over. An open insult to China's legal system T he incident insulted the country's legal system. There are 1.3 billion people in Chi na. It is impossible for a small c ountry like Norway to imag ine the differences within China and the difficulties to advance at an unprecedented speed while maintaining bal ance. Norway has only four mil l ion people. Living extravagant lives and educated in Western systems, the five vot-e rs of the Nobel committee have no idea what Chinese society cares about. What Chinese people are most concerned about are whether decades of livings tandard enhancements can continue and whether national economic development will be interrupted by internal or external unrest. More problems shall arise with rapid e conomic development and s ocial transformation. The only solution is to deal with these problems by strength-e ning the role of law. The implementation of law in China is far less effective t han in developed countries. But China's determination to build its society through ther ule of law is firm. C hina is strengthening the legal process to improve the system. Meanwhile, Chinesem edia is always keen to expose and criticise the privi leged class who bypass the l aw for personal gains. Now the Nobel committee has taken it upon itself to dis credit the Chinese legal syst em. A group of committee members, and the manipulators behind them, awarded a Chinese prisoner with the Nobel Peace Prize, which has great international influence. N o matter what values they hold or how much sympathy they share for this person, thes ignal they sent out was not simple sympathy but encour a gement of the resistance to C hina's existing laws. This is not a debate about democracy, but an indictment of the legal system to encourage dissidents to violate Chinese laws. The overall impacto f the Nobel Prize empowers it with a certain public authority around the world, which was abused by the Nobel committee to damage the authority of the Chinese legal system. I t is not only the mainland C hinese, but also millions of foreigners living in China who are enjoying the benefits oft he Chinese legal system. T he existing legal system in China guarantees the operation of the world's factory" a nd maintains the worlds l argest foreign trade. It is the moral duty of the N obel committee to help China to advance the administration with laws, instead of trying to hamper China by supporting a prisoner with mill ions of dollars and lavish publicity. T he Nobel committee made an unwise decision. China has to pursue gradual political reform The awarding of the Nobel P eace Prize to Liu Xiaobo t riggered a wave of rebuke t oward China's political syst em from Westerners. In the Western sense, China urgentl y needs to overhaul its political system. Days before the Fifth Ple nary Session of the 17th CPC C entral Committee, Western scholars and politicians hastened to provide advice, claiming that China would not c ontinue to achieve substantial economic progress if it still d elays reforming its political s ystem in a Western way. Such an attitude reveals an i gnorance of basic facts in C hina. Walking through China, one rarely meets a Chinese citizen who is against political reform. China no longer has life t enures for official posts and now promotes the principle o f an accountability system, a s well as the practice of mak ing government affairs more public. Isnt these all part of r eform? W esterner's attitudes t oward China's political reform reflect a wide gap b etween how China is developing and how they expect C hina to develop. N umerous scholars point o ut that most countries with s uccessful electoral policies and competitive democracy exist in Europe and North America. Countries in the Third World, where such sys-t ems were enforced, largely suffer from severe poverty, social turmoil and even war. P olitics is never isolated from public life. China's econ omy and society is witnessing d ramatic changes. T ake a close look at the life of an ordinary Chinese offi cial. His origins, way of rising t o political office, daily work, a nd potential consequences of making a severe mistake are quite different from those of 30 years ago. In the case of an ordinary C hinese, his way of acquiring information, freedom of s peech, right to decide his o wn life and protect individ ual property are drastically different from 30 years ago as w ell. C hina has changed a lot. In t he future it will continue to adopt gradualism to bring a bout changes. No force can compel the nation to change w hat cannot be changed at t he moment. This is the true p olitical narrative of a large c ountry with more than 1.3 billion people. China has to continue its political reforms in the future, including drawing beneficiale xperiences from Western democratic politics. However, China will never b e a sub-civilisation, and it will only follow its road-map in a gradual manner. T he Chinese cherish stabili ty. They don't want to let a radical revolution overwhelm current reforms. This article was submitted in response to Larry S miths Tough Call article (below), (http://www.tribune242.com/editorial/Column/10202010_ToughCall_opinion_pg), published in Wednesdays Tribune C M Y K C M Y K T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2010, PAGE 9 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM The Mercedes M-Class. Beauty, brains and brawn. TYREFLEX STAR MOTORSCall us today for your Mercedes-Benz M-Class at 325.4961Wulff Road, P. O. Box N 9123, Nassau, The Bahamas Fax: 323.4667When you think of the average SUV on the road today, you think of road-h ogging, air-polluting gas guzzlers that wouldnt know the meaning of high precision and fuel efficiency if it were emblazoned on their windshields. But there is an alternative. The refined M-Class from Mercedes-Benz. Withits superior German styling utilising only high-grade materials, its robuste ngine power delivering exemplary turn-on-a-dime performance whilst still being frugal on fuel and its handling of pot-holed roads and 1.5 ft. flooded streets, the Mercedes-Benz M-Class is clearly the best choice in SUVs. Mercedes M-Class-2010.qxd 1/6/10 9:24 PM Page 1 The endless ideological wars against China A PICTURE o f Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo is carried by a protester d uring a rally demanding his release outside China's Liaison Office in H ong Kong recently. 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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 10, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM ,QWHUQDWLRQDO5HSUHVHQWDWLYHVRI 5R\DO&DULEEHDQ,QWHUQDWLRQDOIRU3XHUWR5LFRWKH&DULEEHDQ DQGWKH%DKDPDV 2DVLVRIWKH6HDV60:(67(51&$5,%%($1 1,*+76/DXGHUGDOH/DEDGHH&RVWD0D\D &R]XPHO/DXGHUGDOH'%/48$' $OOXUHRIWKH6HDV60%2$5',1*,1$66$8($67(51&$5,%%($1 1,*+761DVVDX6WKRPDV 6WDDUWHQ/DXGHUGDOH'%/48$'0$< -HZHORIWKH6HDV6287+(51&$5,%%($1 ,*+76/DXGHUGDOH/DEDGHH&DUWDJHQD&RORQ 3XHUWR/LPRQ*UDQG&D\PDQ/DXGHUGDOH'%/48$' )UHHGRPRIWKH6HDV:(67(51&$5,%%($1 1,*+763RUW&DQDYHUDO/DEDGHH)DOPRXWK&RORQ *UDQG&D\PDQ&R]XPHO3RUW&DQDYHUDO'%/48$')(%)(% 52<$/&$5,%%($1,17(51$7,21$/$1'(0,(5$9(/ $11281&(6+(%(67$7(6,1+(,1129$7,9(&58,6(+,36 )RUUHVHUYDWLRQVFDOOXVQRZ By WASBIR HUSSAIN A ssociated Press Writer GAUHATI, India (AP an freedom fighter Bholaram Das marked his 100th birthday this weeke nd by announcing he was going b ack to school. Das has enrolled in a PhD programme at Gauhati University in the northeastern state of Assam making him perhaps the oldest university student in this country of 1 b illion. In my 100 years, I have done many things in the sphere of society, politics, governance and religion," said Das, dressed in a suit, tie and white Gandhi cap at his birthday celebration Saturday. "I thought I must work towards a PhD that could s atisfy my hunger for learning." Das was 19 when he was jailed for participating in a 1930 protest against British rule. He spent two months doing hard labour and wento n to study commerce and law. In 1945, he joined the Congress P arty that led India's drive for independence, achieved in 1947. Das worked as a teacher, a lawyer, a magistrate and a district court judge before retiring in 1971.W ith his wife Mandakini, he had five sons and a daughter. Doctorate For his doctorate, Das plans to study a subject close to his heart how his native Bohori village helped in the spread of neo-Vaishnavism,a liberal and monotheistic stream of t he Hindu religion credited with breaking down social divisions in Assam, one of India's easternmost states. The centenarian said he wanted to pursue his interest and belief int he religion's philosophies of one God and humanism. It is indeed rare to find a student who is 100 years old," said the university's vice chancellor, O. K. Medhi. "We are thrilled because Das can be an inspiration for the youthw ith his formidable spirit and dedication to public service." Das, who now has 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild, is being advised in his studies by one of his granddaughters, a university professor, and other family members. Hisw ife died in 1988. It amazes me that, 40 years after retiring from service, my grandfather is still mentally strong and wants to do new things," said grandson Abhinab Das, an engineer. "This is indeed inspiring for all of us in thef amily." B y MIN LEE Associated Press Writer H ONG KONG (AP Hong Kong's Roman Catholic cardinal met with Chinese church leaders thisp ast week in a rare mainl and visit but afterward d ecried that he couldn't discuss sensitive topics between B eijing and the Vatican duri ng the tightly controlled meeting. China set up an official state church after the Communist Party came to power s ix decades ago, but many local believers went underground to worship. More than 60 million Chinese belong to independent churches loyal to the Vati can some three times thes ize of the official church, according to scholars and church activists. In a recent blog posting, Hong Kong Cardinal JosephZ en said he visited Shanghai on Monday and Tues day, where he met with Shanghai Bishop Jin Luxi a n and his deputy Xing Wenzhi of the official church. An outspoken China critic, Zen was last allowed on the mainland in 2004, according to Hong Kong m edia, and this visit was his first since he was promoted to cardinal in 2006. He frequently denounces China's l ack of democracy and relig ious freedom, so his visit has raised hopes of goodwill from Beijing. Z en, however, is less optimistic and expressed a y earning for religious freedom and freedom of expression in China in a blog entry h e posted Friday. Issues How terrifying this system is! It has built a wall between people's hearts. It h as installed a padlock on p eople's mouths. Aren't we all adults who love our coun try? But we can't discuss the major issues concerning our country. Aren't we all leaders of the church? But wec an't discuss the future of the church," Zen wrote. "Lord! When can we Chi nese people open our hearts and speak and behave like proper human beings?" he continued. Asked about the prospect o f better Sino-Vatican relat ions in light of his visit, Zen s aid, "It's nothing like that," Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper reported Sunday. "I didn't expect to do anything big in these two and a half days. ... I couldn'tm eet with any underground bishops. It also wasn't poss ible to have a chat with the clergyman at the monaster i es," Zen was quoted as sayi ng Saturday after taking p art in a march to show soli darity with mainland Christ ians. Zen didn't immediately return a call from The A ssociated Press on Sunday. A man who answered the phone at the Shanghai diocese refused to transfer the call to Jin, asking a reporter to seek permission for an interview first. Calls to thes tate-sanctioned Chinese c hurch, the Catholic Patrio tic Association of China, went unanswered. T he Vatican maintained a presence in Hong Kong while it was a British colonya nd has been allowed to stay since the southern trading hub returned to Chinese r ule in 1997. But on the m ainland, the diplomatic stalemate has persisted because China has harassedu nderground Catholics and refuses to recognize the pope's authority to appoint bishops. The cardinal kept up his criticism of Beijing in a sermon after Saturday's march,p raising Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo as "an h onest man, a man who is p eaceful, who speaks the truth." China was outraged that the Nobel was awarded to a imprisoned dissidentw hose campaign for democratic reforms China views as s ubversion. 100-year-old Indian freedom fighter going back to school INDIAN FREEDOM FIGHTER: Bholaram Das poses for photographs at his library in Gauhati, India, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010. Das marked his 100th birthday this weekend by announcing he was going back to school. Das has enrolled in a PhD program at Gauhati University, in the northeastern state of Assam, making him perhaps the oldest university student in the country of 1 billion. (AP Hong Kong cardinal reveals rare visit to China

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T WO groups of BORCOs m aritime pilots recently com pleted a ten-day refresher training programme conduct ed in two phases, one in F reeport and the other in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The aim of the programme w as to enhance the theoretical knowledge and practical maneuvering skills of the B ORCO pilots. It also served a s a refreshment tool, the c ompany said. The programme utilised modern training methods and t ools. The pilots trained on s hips and also followed the B ridge Resource Manage ment Course. Another tool used in the ten-day training was a simu l ator, where the pilots simu lated maneuvering exercises on the jetty and inland docku nder various weather conditions. The programme was divide d into two phases and part icipants were monitored and a ssessed and results were passed on to BORCO and sea states. B ORCO said its training a nd development of its staff h as a two-fold mission: improvements in performance and growth, which are essentials because of the con s tant advancement of tech nology, and ongoing changes in the work place. B ORCO provides storage of petroleum products for a number of international c lients with a present capacit y of 21.4 million barrels. The c ompany also offers blending, transshipment and bunkering services. The ter m inal is located in Freeport. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2010, PAGE 11 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM The nutrients found in Centrum help promote cell health. Vitamin C found in Centrum complements vitamin E to help protect cells from free radical damage. Only 34% of women are consuming folic acid daily. The Institute of Medicine recommends that all women who may become pregnant take 400 mcg of folic acid daily from fortified foods, supplements, or both to reduce the risk of birth defects. Vitamins and minerals can unlock energy, help maintain health, and strengthen immunity.Ask your doctor about Centrum.These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (U.S.treat, cure, or prevent any disease. &DYHV9LOODJHURIHVVLRQDO7XUQ.H\IFHXLWHV)RUHQWKHSUHPLHUFKRLFHIRUVHULRXVEXVLQHVV rr1HZ/RZDWH &RQWDFWULPRQ&KDSSHOORQ (PDLOVLPRQ#FDYHVYLOODJHFRP The Bahamas Electricity CorporationTenderThe Bahamas Electricity Corporation invites Tenders for the services described below: Bidders are required to collect packages from the Contact: Ms. Charlene Smith at telephone 302-1158 Submissions should be marked as follows: Tender No. 736/10 Street Lighting Installation and Maintenance Services New Providence Tenders are to be addressed to: Mr. Kevin Basden General Manager Bahamas Electricity Corporation Nassau, Bahamas Deadline for delivery to BEC: 5th November, 2010 no later than 4:00 p.m. The Corporation reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals. Mr. Kevin Bowleg at telephone 302-1240 THERE have been a number of news reports that i nvestors from Southeast A sia and the Arabian Gulf a re trying to purchase the Atlantis and One and Only resorts from Sol Kerzner for about US$ 4 billion. Steve Wynn has also been mentioned as a possible suitor. Sol has repeated that he i s not selling out and his m anagement has said it is b usiness as usual. A bank and a construction company from China have offered finance to the extent of US $ 2.6 billion for the Baha M ar project. The Aga Khan is investing in the Out I slands. T he above mentioned f acts clearly demonstrate that the Commonwealth oft he Bahamas is considered a m ost attractive place to invest. Among the group being reported as interested in investing are The Brunei Royal family, the Qatar Investment Fund and Steve Wynn, the man who r einvented Las Vegas when h e developed the Mirage a nd is now a major player in Maao. I would have to say that this is a most i mpressive group of i nvestors. T he question then arises what do these investors and financiers see that we in the Bahamas dont see. Based on what one observes reported in the media it is easy to get the impression t hat many, although clearly n ot all, Bahamian investors a re in a funk and that there are few opportunities for profitable investment. We have to ask why. It is n ot that Bahamians do not h ave the savings. Most well thinking people w ould have to admit that B ahamians have very subs tantial funds available for investment whether heldh ere or elsewhere. So lack o f capital is not the problem. Maybe the answer is that we are so close to the forest that we cannot see the trees. Let us not just focus in order to see only the trees in the f orest, but let us use our r esources to plant more t rees. T RAINING PHASE: T he BORCO maritime pilots take time out for a photograph in the Netherlands. BORCO maritime pilots train in the Netherlands News reports suggest investors trying to buy Atlantis, Ocean Club

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COMPASS Point Resort is gearing up for the next in its acclaimed Sunset Series events, to be held on Sunday, October 24. The fourth installment in the series, which delivers live music and other performances for the enjoyment of Bahamians and tourists alike, will feature local reggae band Willis and the Illest and the DJs of the Bahamas Underground Music Association (BUMA). It will also feature a Mojito bar, Kalik on draught and the resort's signature drink, the Compass point switcher (Russian Standard Vodka and lemonade). There will be food from the grill, a fruit bar, and freshly baked pizzas. Although the series, which mixes live entertainment with poolside summer fun, has been a big hit, the resort is not content to rest on its laurels, and has planned several other special events including an afternoon Halloween house party and a night to showcase the incredible skills of Michal Tezky, known internationally as "The Flair Bartender." Compass Point Beach Resort, which opened in 1995, was the vision of Island Records mogul Chris Blackwell, known for introducing the world to the talents of Bob Marley and U2. He wanted to combine the intimacy of a small property with a traditional simple country home residence common to his native country of Jamaica, while imbuing it with the artistic flavour his recording studios across the street. Although development has crowded close to the borders of the property, the staff have preserved the natural setting, where guests experience the sound of the ocean, the tropical breezes, and at night, the silence typical of a location away from civilisation. The Sunset Series was launched earlier this year as an effort to get back to the musical roots of the resort by incorporating live performances as part of a overall renovation of the resort and its services. Accordingly, the management have brought in an accomplished Bahamian chef who worked for 10 years in Canada, and now serves food until midnight on the weekdays and to 1am on the weekends, making it the only restaurant on the western side of the island open into the wee hours. They have also sought to make it a home-away-fromhome for football lovers, who can watch up to six games on plasma screens every Sunday. General manager Viktor Kudrnka said these innovations and the latest instalment of the Sunset Series are just the beginning of their plans to transform Compass Point into a unique resort and entertainment experience. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2010, PAGE 19 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM The Centre for Digestive HealthWhat are you waiting for? 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ROCKING EVENT: Willis and the Illest reggae band performing at the last Sunset Series event. CASTRIES, St. Lucia Associated Press GEORGEMallet, a stalwart in St. Lucian politics and the Caribbean island's former governor general, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 87. Mallet entered St. Lucia's Parliament in a 1958 by-election as the representative of central Castries electoral district. He held the seat for 38 years until 1996, when he became governor general and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. Mallet emerged as a political leader in the late 1950s, when St. Lucians began pressing for independence from the United Kingdom, which was shedding responsibility for its Caribbean colonies. In 1964, Mallet and John Compton forged an alliance of two opposition parties that resulted in the creation of the United Workers Party, which has dominated St. Lucian politics. Mallet was a long-serving deputy to Compton, who was the first prime minister upon independence in 1979. He also served as minister of tourism, trade and industry for more than 30 years. Mallet was known in St. Lucia for his tenacity. Between 1958 and 1961, he was the only opposition member in the 10member legislature of this verdant, mountainous island. A statement from the office of Prime Minister Stephenson King described Mallet as one of St. Lucia's "most noted political giants." "Sir George was certainly a key figure who can be accredited with a leading role in St. Lucia's emergence from the postcolonial era to a modern independent state", the Wednesday statement said. Mallet is survived by two adult children. His wife, Beryl, died in 2003. Funeral arrangements were pending. St. Lucian politician Mallet dead at 87 caribbeanBRIEFS

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 20, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM R R O O B B E E R R T T B B A A R R R R Associated Press Writer LONDON A Church of England assistant bishop and a parish church have announced that they intend to become Roman Catholics within a new structure set up by Pope Benedict XVI, according to Associated Press J ohn Broadhurst, the bishop of Fulham in London, and St. Peter's Church in Folkestone, southeastern England, both oppose moves in the Church of England to allow women to serve as bishops. Broadhurst, the first serving Church of England bishop to say he will accept the pope's invitation, is leader of Forward in Faith, a group representing traditionalists within the Church of England. He announced his decision on Friday at the group's national assembly. St. Peter's Church, which is affiliated with Forward in Faith, a nnounced its decision on Saturday. Benedict has created a structure called an ordinariate, in which Church of England defectors could continue to use some of their traditional liturgy and be served by their married priests. "I intend to resign as bishop of Fulham before the end of the year," Broadhurst told the Forward in Faith meeting. "I am not retiring, I am resigning," he added. "Secondly, I expect that I will enter the ordinariate when it is established." The parochial church council of St. Peter's said it had resolved to join the ordinariate and "is anxious that this should be made as easy as possible." St. Peter's is in the diocese of Canterbury, the base for the Church of England's leader, Archbishop Rowan Williams. The Dai ly Telegraph reported that St. Peter's attracts about 40 worshippers each Sunday. Victorian The church council did not say whether it hoped to remain in its Victorian building, and it would be a matter for each member to decide whether to go or to stay in the Church of England. Ownership of churches is a complex issue. The simple answer, a Church of England commission reported in 2005, is that "nobody" owns a church. Traditionalists are unhappy with the General Synod vote in July which rejected a legal structure to protect their rejection of female priests and bishops. Instead, the synod voted for a code of practice which provides for traditionalist parishes to request supervision by male priests and bishops. Legislation which would finally permit women to serve as bish ops still needs to be approved by a two-thirds majority next year in each of the synod's three chambers: bishops, clergy and laity. A crucial question is whether traditionalists won enough seats in recent elections to block approval of the legislation. Results are still being tabulated. When the church decided in 1993 to ordain women as priests, it also appointed three traditionalist bishops to serve as "provincial episcopal visitors," supervising traditionalist parishes which refused women's ministry. One of these so-called "flying bishops," Bishop of Ebbsfleet Andrew Burnham, hinted in a pastoral letter this month that he too would be joining the ordinariate in a "caravan" of like-minded Anglicans. "The beginning of the caravan is somewhere ahead of us, over the horizon," he wrote. Another "flying bishop," Martin Jarrett of Beverley, has given his support to a different initiative, announced in September, to form a Society of St. Wilfrid and St. Hilda to serve traditionalists. The society, which says it cannot accept the ministry of the pope, has yet to announce any details of how it would function. Church of England bishop plans Catholic conversion throughout the Bahamas who were already far too busy perf orming their normal functions to take any extra time to invest igate unexplained deaths, he said. The current court is making progress, and according to the prime minister the changes to come on stream will only enhance the delivery of justice. S ince January, Mr Ingraham said, 222 cases have been disposed of in the Coroners Court: 204 cases under section 15 of the present Act not requiring a public inquest and 18 under sec-t ion 10 of the Act by way of a public inquest. As of late September, there are 49 cases currently before the Coroners Court. One of the legacies we will leave behind is the reform of the laws of the Bahamas and the improvement of the administration of justice. We will not be distracted by those who wish to hold us back. If we make progress they believe it affects theirc hances of being where we are, so the interest in moving forward is not the same. I want to public to understand our responsibility is to the Bahamian people and we will proceed with our agenda, said Mr Ingraham. He said the government would soon introduce an updated Magistrates Court Act, a new Penal Code, and a new Criminal Procedure Code. PM introduces new landmark legislation FROM page three HOUSE ADDRESS: Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham speaks yesterday in the House of Assembly. F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f

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C M Y K C M Y K SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.net THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2010 THETRIBUNE $4. 68 $4. 51 $4. 69The information contained is from a third p arty and The Tribune can not be held responsible for errors and/or omission from the daily report.$ $4.25 $4.20 $4.26 S leep well while y our money grows. Now open on Saturdays.Village Rd. & Harrold Rd.9:30AM 1:00PM It can get a little hectic during the week. So weve opened our Village Road and Harrold Road branches on Saturdays. BOB Saturday Banking 9:30AM 1:00PMNow open on Saturdays. By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Baha Mars planned $2.6 billion resort metropolis will create a unique destination through its variety of amenities and hotel price points, a leading executive told Tribune Business, adding that the Cable Beach redevelopment would both attract more tourists to the Bahamas and counterbalance the influence/reliance on Paradise Island. Robert Sands, Baha Mars senior vicepresident of external and governmental affairs, said the six different hotel brands, each offering a different price point and targeting separate market niches, would appeal to all walks of life, thus aiding the developers in filling the extra Cable Beach room inventory. Pointing to the projected increase in tourist arrivals to the Bahamas that is anticipated once Baha Mar becomes fully operational in 2014, Mr Sands told Tribune Business: We now have a destination called Nassau, Bahamas, where you have an already successful hotel on Paradise Island that is being counterbalanced by a new resort metropolis on Cable Beach, All walks of life counterbalance to Paradise Isl. Baha Mar says $2.6bn project will create unique destination metropolis to complement Kerzner and increase visitor numbers to Bahamas* Developer says six hotel brand strategy to create range of price points and amenities to appeal to all market niches and demographics* Expects Wyndham to finish 2010 above forecast ROBERT SANDS SEE page 7B MAJOR PLAN: The Baha Mar project. B y NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor The Securities Commission h as reported some success in its efforts to regularise unlicensed Bahamas-based mon-e y lenders and brokers, a senior official telling Tribune Business that at least fiveh ad reported to the regulator prior to it issuing a 30-day extension, although the issue remains a growing area of concern. Speaking to this newspaper after the Securities Commis-s ion, in its role of Inspector of Financial and Corporate Services Providers, granted a 3 0-day extension for unli censed money lenders, brokers and pay day lenders to apply to be formally regulate d, Gawaine Ward, the regulators deputy legal counsel, said its concerns were growing Gr owing concer on infor mal lenders Commission says at least five unregulated entities have come in to be regularised, but adds that issue still a major reputational risk for Bahamas SEE page 7B B y NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor Fears that Bahamian law would prevent it from recov e ring sums owed by other alleged debtors if it gained the full $8.2 million from a former PLP MP and Senator prompted a Miami-based lender to reduce its default judgment demand to just $ 150,000, part of a wider c ase involving a claimed $7 m illion fraud over a B ahamas-based real estate d evelopment. R obin Rodriguez, princip al of Cordell Funding, w hich is a major player in the ongoing litigation relat-i ng to a West Bay Street c ondominium project just east of Caves Village, alleged in US court papers that he had reduced his default judgment demand against accountant Philip Galanis to just $150,000, on t he grounds that if his firm s ecured the full $8.2 million Full Galanis payment endangers $8.2m claim PHILIP G ALANIS n Miami-based lender reduces default judgment damages claim against former PLP MP/Senator even further to just $150k n Bahamian court rules that Miami-based lender transfer title in luxury West Bay condo complex to developer Allure, once latter pays it mortgage sum n This amount disputed, with Allure claiming just $2.2m owed, not $7.8m-$8.2m claimed SEE page 4B S ir Michael Barnett By NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor T he Bahamas was yesterday urged by a former finance m inister to develop a tourism model that was more c ompetitive within the region and the United States a nd laced with a peculiar Bahamian flavour, telling Tribune Business: The Bahamas has to be like caviar was to the Russians. James Smith, minister of state for finance in the 20022007 Perry Christie administration, said that since the Bahamas was unable to do much in the short-term to address its relatively high cost structure, it needed to m ake its tourism product distinct from rival offerings in the Caribbean and the United States. I dont think we have much of a choice in terms of natu ral endowments, since its only the weather and those t hings, but we need to design a tourism model thats m ore competitive within the region and the US, Mr Smith told Tribune Business. We need to have more of a Bahamian flavour if peop le are going to pay extra to come to the Bahamas. Theyre not going to pay to see another Disney. Its got Tourism model must be like caviar was to the Russians SEE page 4B By ALISON LOWE Business Reporter alowe@tribunemedia.net C onsumer confidence a ppears to be returning in t he Bahamian real estate m arket, with wariness wani ng amid signs that the econ omic downturn may have introduced greater rationality into property pric-i ng, after what some realt ors say was an unsustaina ble pre-recession housing bubble. Patty Birch, president of the Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA believes people are returning to the real estate mark et as they see prices have f inally fallen, finding them selves able to make a safei nvestment in a tangible a sset and one which is n ow more likely to be a place for them to live, rather than a money-mind e d short term investment Realtors see improvement S EE page 5B By ALISON LOWE Business Reporter alowe@tribunemedia.net In the face of warnings from the International Monetary Fund (IMF hotel room prices may have exacerbated declines in Bahamian tourist arrivals compared to other regional destinations, the Bahamas Hotel Associations president yesterday said it was intentional that prices High room rates is deliberate strategy SEE page 6B

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to be elements peculiar to the Bahamas, other than s un, sand and sea if we cant bring the costs down. The Bahamas has to be like caviar was to the Russians. Mr Smith was responding to the International Monet ary Funds (IMF i c outlook for the Western H emisphere, published earlier this week, which noted that the Bahamas failure to reduce hotel room rates as r apidly as rival Caribbean d estinations in response to t he recession meant it had suffered a steeper fall among bargain seeking tourist arrivals. The recovery of tourism h as been uneven, the IMF s aid. Smaller islands in the region have experienced a sharper and more prolonged decline in tourist arrivals than some of the larger islands. A closer look at the data suggests that destinations that significantly reduced hotel prices following the crisis experienced milder declines in arrivals. Though many factors are at play, downward price rigidities could help explain these intraregional differences. For example, hotels in the Dominican Republic a nd Jamaica lowered prices m ore than other countries a nd did not experience a decline in the number of tourist arrivals. In contrast, hotels in the Bahamas and Barbados were more reluctant to reduce prices and their tourist arrivals fell. Mr Smith yesterday acknowledged that the Bahamas operating cost base was a lot higher than other Caribbean nations, especially when its relative proximity to key US tourist markets was factored in. He noted that on alcohol, in p articular, the Bahamas had t he highest costs in the Caribbean region. You need to work on t hat cost element to become m ore competitive, and you have to look beyond room rates, Mr Smith said. How e ver, with fixed labour costs in the hotel industry due to the union contract, and high utility costs, there was little the Bahamas could do to reduce hotel and tourism costs in the medium term. C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 4B, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 5 2wk-Hi52wk-LowSecurit y P revious CloseToday's CloseChangeDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1 .261.00AML Foods Limited1.011.010.000.2500.0404.03.96% 10.759.67Bahamas Property Fund10.6310.630.000.0130.200817.71.88% 6.184.50Bank of Bahamas4.904.900.000.5980.2608.25.31% 0.580.18Benchmark0.180.180.00-0.8770.000N/M0.00% 3.493.15Bahamas Waste3.153.150.000.1680.09018.82.86% 2 .152.14Fidelity Bank2.172.170.000.0160.040135.61.84% 1 2.509.62Cable Bahamas10.0010.000.001.2270.3108.13.10% 2.842.50Colina Holdings2.502.500.000.7810.0403.21.60% 7.005.40Commonwealth Bank (S1)6.596.590.000.4220.23015.63.49% 3.651.63Consolidated Water BDRs1.981.96-0.020.1110.05217.72.65% 2.551.60Doctor's Hospital1.771.770.000.1990.1108.96.21%6 .995.94Famguard6.076.070.00-0.0030.240N/M3.95% 1 0.208.50Finco8.508.500.000.2870.52029.66.12% 11.408.77FirstCaribbean Bank9.749.740.000.6450.35015.13.59% 5.513.75Focol (S)5.465.460.000.3660.17014.93.11% 1.001.00Focol Class B Preference1.001.000.000.0000.000N/M0.00% 5.595.00ICD Utilities5.595.590.000.0120.240465.84.29% 1 0.509.92J. S. Johnson9.929.920.000.9710.64010.26.45% 1 0.0010.00Premier Real Estate10.0010.000.000.9910.80010.18.00% 5 2wk-Hi52wk-LowSecuritySymbolLast SaleChangeDaily Vol. 9 9.4699.46Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029BAH2999.460.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +FBB17100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +FBB22100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) +FBB13100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) +FBB15100.000.00 52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid$ Ask$ LastPrice DailyVol EPS$ Div$ P/E Yield BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:7% Interest 7 %RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)29 May 2015 W W W.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE:242-323-2330 | FACSIMILE: 242-323-23201 9 October 2022 Prime + 1.75% P rime + 1.75% 6.95%20 November 2029TUESDAY, 19 OCTOBER 2010BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,507.70 | CHG -0.02 | %CHG 0.00 | YTD -57.68 | YTD % -3.68BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)Maturity 19 October 2017FINDEX: CLOSE 000.00 | YTD 00.00% | 2009 -12.31%3 0 May 2013 52wk Hi 52wk Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Daily Vol EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield 10.065.01Bahamas Supermarkets5.016.0114.00-2.9450.000N/M0.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.350.400.550.0010.000256.60.00% 41.0029.00ABDAB30.1331.5929.004.5400.0009.030.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.450.550.550.0020.000261.900.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowFund NameNAVYTD%L ast 12 Months %NAV 3MTH 1.50561.4076CFAL Bond Fund1.50564.65%6.96%1.482477 2.92652.8300CFAL MSI Preferred Fund2.91871.10%3.13%2.919946 1.55791.4920CFAL Money Market Fund1.55793.37%4.42%1.539989 3.20252.8522Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund2.8624-8.16%-7.49% 13.638813.0484Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund13.56421.47%2.95% 114.3684101.6693CFAL Global Bond Fund114.36849.98%12.49%109.392860 106.552899.4177CFAL Global Equity Fund106.55284.75%7.18%100.779540 1.13181.0000FG Financial Preferred Income Fund1.13183.85%5.22% 1.09691.0000FG Financial Growth Fund1.09692.71%6.44% 1.13201.0000FG Financial Diversified Fund1.13203.79%5.71% 9.69389.1005Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 19.69383.77%5.71% 11.236110.0000Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 210.5308-2.23%4.10% 10.00009.1708Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 39.4372-5.63%-5.63% 7.96644.8105Royal Fidelity Int'l Fund Equities Sub Fund7.88302.15%6.29% BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price 52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeksBid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity 52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeksAsk $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volumeLast Price Last traded over-the-counter price Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volumeWeekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week Change Change in closing price from day to dayEPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded todayNAV Net Asset Value DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 monthsN/MNot Meaningful P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earningsFINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. 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The main dispute over the West Bay condo development, known as The Terraces, is now being litigated in the Bahamian courts, where Allure (Bahamas alleges that the $7 million it invested in developing the project after taking it on from an initial developer is now being jeopardised by Cordell/Mr Rodriguez, has won at emporary injunction preventing the latter from selling it. That injunction was modified on September 22, 2010, to require Cordell to transfer its title and interest in The Terraces to Allure upon payment of the alleged mortgage debt to the lender. Allure (Bahamas until October 31, 2010, to make that pay ment. Responding to the US courts demands t hat he/Cordell justify its reduced damages demand against Mr Galanis, which had origi nally been for $4 million, Mr Rodriguez s aid he had lowered his claim even further from $250,000 to $150,000. H e again alleged that Cordell was seeking t he damages in relation to two loans it had m ade, and which Mr Galanis had guaranteed, to North Andros Assets, the initial developer of the 16-unit project known as The Terraces. Loans C ordell was alleged to have made two c onstruction loans to North Andros Assets f or the project, one for $3.5 million and a nother for $500,000, but the latter entity then purportedly defaulted, and no payments of interest or principal had been made since September 27, 2006. The current sum owed for principal, interest and costs is in excess of $8.2 million, exclusive of costs for attorneys fees etc, MrR odriguez alleged, producing a spreadsheet to justify his claims. And he added: Under Florida law, the respective guarantors and the original debtora re all jointly and severally liable for prin cipal, interest and costs which accrue following a default under the loan agreement. However, under Bahamian law a judg m ent against one such defendant, such as Galanis in this case, reduces the amount the plaintiff is entitled to recover from the oth-e r debtors. Thus, a judgment against Galanis f or the full amount of the principal, interest and costs in this court would preclude the plaintiff from obtaining judgment against the other debtors in the Bahamas. M r Rodriguez alleged that Cordell had filed a lawsuit in the Bahamian Supreme Court seeking to foreclose on The Terraces,i n a bid to recover the mortgage security it h as on the project and the supposed $8.2 million it is owed, although that sum is being disputed and is alleged to be much less. In the case of the Galanis default judgment, he added: In order to avoid absolving the other debtors from liability under this loan agreement, the plaintiff seeks to recover a lesser amount than it would otherwise be entitled to. Thus, although [Mr Galanis] would be liable for the entire principal, interest and costs owed under the respective notes, plain tiff seeks judgment against Galanis in this court for only a fraction of the debt.... to wit, $150,000 plus legal fees incurred in this case. And, referring to Bahamian Supreme Court proceedings currently before Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett, Mr Rodriguez said that Allure Bahamas, which had invested some $7 million of its own money in developing The Terraces, was seeking to prevent Cordell Funding from exercising its right of sale as the mortgagee, and has proposed to pay the indebtedness due under the mortgage note without costs or attorneys fees. The Bahamian court has afforded Allure Bahamas the opportunity to prevent a sale of the property by paying the sum of $7.8 million to Cordell Funding. Plaintiff Although the sum has not yet been paid, it illustrates one example of how plaintiff may be paid part or all of the remaining indebtedness. Although in ordinary circumstances, plaintiff would seek routine liquidated damages, in this case the entire $8.2 million, because of the impact of Bahamian law regarding joint and several liability, plaintiff intentionally seeks a lesser suma gainst [Mr Galanis]. Mr Galanis has pledged to overturn that j udgment. Meanwhile, Chief Justice Sir Michael, in his initial September 10, 2010, r uling on Allure (Bahamas application to prevent Cordell exercising its p owers of sale under the mortgage, granted this on condition that the former paid into an e scrow account some $7.815 million the sum claimed by Cordell. However, Allure (Bahamas t hat the true sum owed to Cordell is $2.2 mill ion, and wants the Supreme Court to order that it release The Terraces upon payment of this sum. R elating the background to the case, Sir Michael said Cordell loaned funds to North A ndros Assets to enable it to construct The Terraces, with the debt to be paid back fromt he sale of condo units. Allure (Bahamas though, is claiming that it was assigned the equity of redemption by virtue of its agreement with North Andros, where it was t o develop 1.45 acres of the property. Sir Michael found that Allure (Bahamas case had obvious hurdles, not least of which is that it is seeking to exercise rights in relation to a mortgage to which it is not a party, and in respect of an obligation it does not itself owe to [Cordell]. Moreover, it was aware of the existence of the mortgage debenture at the time ite ntered into the Heads of Agreement and d id not itself seek to satisfy itself as to the state of the accounts between [North Andros and Cordell]. E ffectively, Sir Michael is saying that Allure (Bahamas d ue diligence on The Terraces background prior to entering the agreement with North Andros. Subsequent to that September 10 ruling, Allure (Bahamas that, upon payment of the mortgage debt, C ordell be ordered to transfer fee simple title over The Terraces to it. This was agreed to by Sir Michael, who required Cordell to keep $1 million in the Bahamas for the duration of the case. Allure is being represented by Brian Simms, senior partner at Lennox Paton, and Damian Gomez of Chilcott Chambers. Fer ron Bethel and Camille Cleare, of Harry B Sands and Lobosky, are reeprsenting Cordell, with Oliver Liddell at McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes is representing another party. FROM page 1B Tourism model must be like caviar was to the Russians FROM page 1B I I N N S S I I G G H H T T F o o r r t t h h e e s s t t o o r r i i e e s s b b e e h h i i n n d d t t h h e e n n e e w w s s , r r e e a a d d I I n n s s i i g g h h t t o o n n M M o o n n d d a a y y s s

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made with the intention of flipping. In the past it was geared towards: This is an invest-m ent. Im going to buy it now, and if I live in it for a couple of years, put a coat ofpaint on it, I can sell it for 2 00,000 more. Its not like that now. The customers we are working with now are m ore thoughtful purchasers. D uring the (housing value b ubble, it was more frantic. N ow they know what they w ant, and where. They want a home to live in and a good quality of life that they may not have been able to afford before, but which they can get now, said Ms Birch. Ms Birch said she has seen the uptick in sales in the l ast two months in particul ar. A lot of people were looking before but they w ere holding off, they w erent buying. But now y ou can see the buyers coming into the market. The BREA president said h ouse and land values have become more realistic for the average Bahamian. Two years ago, people were saying: If my kids got to buy land I dont know if they will be able to, butt hings have changed, she a dded. Carla Sweeting, a realtor with ERA Dupuch, said sheh as been probably 50 per cent busier this year than last year in sales and rentals. I feel that the confidence o f buyers is picking up, def i nitely. Banks are being a lit tle more careful with their lending. For instance, if you bought a property in a community with condo fees or maintenance fees, a lot of banks now have to haves omething from the associat ion showing what they are in detail and they are incorporating those fees in qualifying their buyers. But theres definitely an increase in people looking to buy, said Ms Sweeting. Meanwhile, another real tor from a high-end real estate company, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Tribune Business she saw an improvement in buyer confidence for the year up to August, although this was followed by an unexplained slowdown. We all saw an improvem ent, she said. I think the r eal reason people are now buying is that they are gett ing extremely good value. T hey are getting below r eplacement cost below what it would cost to buyl and and build the house s o its deal making time, and I think it will continue for quite a bit longer. Jump People see the prices are at a good level and they feel they should jump, said the realtor, adding that buyers have been a mix of Bahamian and foreign. A s for rental values, all t he realtors who deal prim arily in residential prope rties agreed they have sign ificantly softened since t he economic downturn tightened its grip in 2008, with landlords having to become more flexible or face long-term property vacancies. Rental prices have had t o come down, and in my opinion that had to happen anyway because we were at our max, and until the extrai nventory is absorbed theyre not going back up, said Ms Sweeting. The other realtor said she has become accustomed to renting properties at as much as 20 per cent less t han the same accommodat ion would have gone for around two years ago. People are taking less r ent than they wouldve take n two years ago. They are happy to take a reduce ar ental and get someone in t here, said the other realtor, who did not wish to be named. However, William Wong, former BREA president and Remax realtor, suggested this improvement in busin ess conditions may not be a cross the board, and said t he slowdown over the past t wo years in business in the r eal estate market has taken a heavy toll on some in the industry. Those who Ive spoken to in business say things are still very, very, slow, and a lot of them are very concerned as to when this might c hange. Ive got colleagues (realtors) who are finding e mployment in other sect ors, because this is purely b ased on commission and they have school fees to pay, mortgages to pay. Its at rend, he said. C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2010, PAGE 5B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Realtors see improvement FROM page 1B DUBLIN (AP Corp. said Wednesday it plans to cut 190 jobs at its Ireland server-manufacturing lines and move them to China. The move is the latest sign of traditional manufacturing operations deserting high-wage Ireland in favor of Eastern Europe and Asia. Such cuts have helped to drive Irish unemployment to 13.7 percent, second-highest in the euro zone after Spain. IBM, one of Ireland's largest private-sector employers with a work force of about 3,000, said the 190 layoffs at its main facility in Mulhuddart, west Dublin, would be completed by March. The company said it expected to rehire some workers for new jobs at its growing software services division in Ire land. ( A P Photo / Alexander F. Yuan) W ORKERS c lean windows of a skyscraper near Beijings Central Business District, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2 010. China has told its biggest banks to increase reserves in a new move to control lending, news reports said Tuesday, as Beijing tries to cool inflation and housing prices without derailing its recovery from the g lobal slump. CHINASEEKSTOCONTROLLENDING BM to cut 190 jobs in Dublin, move them to China

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were not significantly lowered, and such a strategy is best suited to ensure our long-term profitability. Robert Sands said the IMFs report on the economic outlook for the Western Hemisphere as it r elates to tourism in the B ahamas was based on 2 009 data, and it is extremely important contextually that regard be giv-en to the fact that tourism industry efforts have resulted in higher year-to-date growth in arrivals in 2010 in t he Bahamas than most of regional competitors. Prices This suggested that while p rices remained relatively h igh, other promotional steps enabled the Bahamian tourism industry to move ahead of other countries in relation to this key indicator. Meanwhile, Mr Sands said t he productivity issues that t he IMF report points to w ith regard to the Bahamian w orker the institution revealing that productivityl evels have dropped by 20 p er cent even as levels of c ompensation has risen by o ver 20 per cent are an a cknowledged problem in the tourism industry, which tremendous effort isa ttempting to address. Mr Sands said he is cautiously optimistic that over the next decade the trend of d eclining productivity among Bahamian hotel workers, in particular, can b e reversed and improved through increased emphasis on training. He said the e stablishment of the Workforce Development Unit in t he BHA three years ago is part and parcel of this drive. In its report on the econ omic outlook for the Western Hemisphere, released W ednesday, the IMF praised the Bahamas focus on tourism as an economic model for the rest of the C aribbean to emulate, suggesting that a similar focus by other countries could r esult in an overall 4 per cent uptick in economic g rowth for the region. The report said that rather than encouraging volatility o f growth, dependency of tourism not only raises per c apita GDP growth but also helps to reduce its volatilit y. The Bahamas, it added, e njoyed the Caribbeans second highest share of USa rrivals between 2004 and 2 007. H owever, the report did p resent the warnings on B ahamian hotel room pricing and worker productivity telling of how countriesl ike Jamaica and the Dominican Republic lowered prices on account of the recession and were able to m aintain their arrival levels while countries like The Bahamas saw a fall off. Industry Speaking of hotel prices, Mr Sands said: Certainly as a n industry we have intent ionally not lowered rooms t o the level of competitors. However, while it wouldn ow make us appear less c ompetitive, history has shown it is important that we maintain rates not only to ensure our long-term survival and profitability. We concur with the conclusions that a key challenge f or the region, and by extens ion for the Bahamas, certainly lies in strengthening of our competitiveness and,i n 2010, thanks to the private and public relationship, we were able to address the consumer price sensitivitiesb y not necessarily lowering t he cost of hotel rooms but through lowering the cost off lying here through the C ompanion Flies Free programme and many promotions, including value-added and a free room night tob roaden our appeal. We were creative in the way we were able to give value. The prudence of this strategy, he suggested, could be seen through analysis of 2010 rather than 2009 arrival figures, which place the Bahamas ahead of tourism d estinations regionally in a ttracting visitors. Mr Sands noted that due consideration had to be given to the fact that the expense of operating the resorts in the Bahamas, and the fact that it is very diffic ult to get back to the values t hat you would wish to sell p roducts for once you reduce your rates. So its important that we be creative in the way the destination is promoted at the risk of losing some occupancy but maintaining the value of the product, said the BHA President. W ith regard to the slump in worker productivity overa close to 20-year period, Mr S ands said this was a problem not only for the Bahamas but for the entire region and one on which t he tourism industry has p laced great emphasis. It was for this reason that w e established the Workf orce Development Unit in t he BHA three years ago, and we are working on number of education, certificat ion and scholarship programs and we acknowledged t his must be done. But there is room for improved collaboration between stakeh olders in the industry the unions, government and e ducational institutions to continue to address this part icular challenge, he added. I am cautiously optimistic that we will begin to t urn around this indicator that has somewhat maligned o ur industry, he said. In a final caveat for the Bahamian tourism industry, t he IMF noted that a major threat to our success withint he region in attracting US t ourists would be the open ing up of Cuba to that market. Mr Sands said that theres no question that Cuba would draw many US tourists if the embargo ont ravel were lifted, but he is confident the Bahamas having been the profes sional tourism destination it i s with its various products, a menities and attractions, well-established both as a stopover and cruise destina t ion, will endure this chal lenge when it arises. C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 6B, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 127,&(LVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDW 5,&$5'22/,9(5-2+16 R I %$66)5((3257*5$1'%$+$0$ L V D SSO\LQJWRWKH0LQLVWHUUHVSRQVLEOHIRU1DWLRQDOLW\DQG &LWL]HQVKLSIRUUHJLVWUDWLRQQDWXUDOL]DWLRQDVFLWL]HQRI 7KH%DKDPDVDQGWKDWDQ\SHUVRQZKRNQRZVDQ\UHDVRQ ZK\UHJLVWUDWLRQQDWXUDOL]DWLRQVKRXOGQRWEHJUDQWHG VKRXOGVHQGZULWWHQDQGVLJQHGVWDWHPHQWRIWKHIDFWV ZLWKLQWZHQW\HLJKWGD\VIURPWKH VW GD\ RI 2FWREHU WRWKH0LQLVWHUUHVSRQVLEOHIRUQDWLRQDOLW\DQG&LWL]HQVKLS 3 High room rates is deliberate strategy FROM page 1B Certainly as an industry we have intentionally not lowered rooms to the level of competitors. However, while it wouldn ow make us appear less competitive, history has shown it is important that we maintain rates not only to ensure our long-terms urvival and profitability. R obert Sands

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were not significantly lowered, and such a strategy is best suited to ensure our long-term profitability. Robert Sands said the IMFs report on the economic outlook for the Western Hemisphere as it r elates to tourism in the B ahamas was based on 2 009 data, and it is extremely important contextually that regard be giv-en to the fact that tourism industry efforts have resulted in higher year-to-date growth in arrivals in 2010 in t he Bahamas than most of regional competitors. Prices This suggested that while p rices remained relatively h igh, other promotional steps enabled the Bahamian tourism industry to move ahead of other countries in relation to this key indicator. Meanwhile, Mr Sands said t he productivity issues that t he IMF report points to w ith regard to the Bahamian w orker the institution revealing that productivityl evels have dropped by 20 p er cent even as levels of c ompensation has risen by o ver 20 per cent are an a cknowledged problem in the tourism industry, which tremendous effort isa ttempting to address. Mr Sands said he is cautiously optimistic that over the next decade the trend of d eclining productivity among Bahamian hotel workers, in particular, can b e reversed and improved through increased emphasis on training. He said the e stablishment of the Workforce Development Unit in t he BHA three years ago is part and parcel of this drive. In its report on the econ omic outlook for the Western Hemisphere, released W ednesday, the IMF praised the Bahamas focus on tourism as an economic model for the rest of the C aribbean to emulate, suggesting that a similar focus by other countries could r esult in an overall 4 per cent uptick in economic g rowth for the region. The report said that rather than encouraging volatility o f growth, dependency of tourism not only raises per c apita GDP growth but also helps to reduce its volatilit y. The Bahamas, it added, e njoyed the Caribbeans second highest share of USa rrivals between 2004 and 2 007. H owever, the report did p resent the warnings on B ahamian hotel room pricing and worker productivity telling of how countriesl ike Jamaica and the Dominican Republic lowered prices on account of the recession and were able to m aintain their arrival levels while countries like The Bahamas saw a fall off. Industry Speaking of hotel prices, Mr Sands said: Certainly as a n industry we have intent ionally not lowered rooms t o the level of competitors. However, while it wouldn ow make us appear less c ompetitive, history has shown it is important that we maintain rates not only to ensure our long-term survival and profitability. We concur with the conclusions that a key challenge f or the region, and by extens ion for the Bahamas, certainly lies in strengthening of our competitiveness and,i n 2010, thanks to the private and public relationship, we were able to address the consumer price sensitivitiesb y not necessarily lowering t he cost of hotel rooms but through lowering the cost off lying here through the C ompanion Flies Free programme and many promotions, including value-added and a free room night tob roaden our appeal. We were creative in the way we were able to give value. The prudence of this strategy, he suggested, could be seen through analysis of 2010 rather than 2009 arrival figures, which place the Bahamas ahead of tourism d estinations regionally in a ttracting visitors. Mr Sands noted that due consideration had to be given to the fact that the expense of operating the resorts in the Bahamas, and the fact that it is very diffic ult to get back to the values t hat you would wish to sell p roducts for once you reduce your rates. So its important that we be creative in the way the destination is promoted at the risk of losing some occupancy but maintaining the value of the product, said the BHA President. W ith regard to the slump in worker productivity overa close to 20-year period, Mr S ands said this was a problem not only for the Bahamas but for the entire region and one on which t he tourism industry has p laced great emphasis. It was for this reason that w e established the Workf orce Development Unit in t he BHA three years ago, and we are working on number of education, certificat ion and scholarship programs and we acknowledged t his must be done. But there is room for improved collaboration between stakeh olders in the industry the unions, government and e ducational institutions to continue to address this part icular challenge, he added. I am cautiously optimistic that we will begin to t urn around this indicator that has somewhat maligned o ur industry, he said. In a final caveat for the Bahamian tourism industry, t he IMF noted that a major threat to our success withint he region in attracting US t ourists would be the open ing up of Cuba to that market. Mr Sands said that theres no question that Cuba would draw many US tourists if the embargo ont ravel were lifted, but he is confident the Bahamas having been the profes sional tourism destination it i s with its various products, a menities and attractions, well-established both as a stopover and cruise destina t ion, will endure this chal lenge when it arises. C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 6B, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 127,&(LVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDW 5,&$5'22/,9(5-2+16 R I %$66)5((3257*5$1'%$+$0$ L V D SSO\LQJWRWKH0LQLVWHUUHVSRQVLEOHIRU1DWLRQDOLW\DQG &LWL]HQVKLSIRUUHJLVWUDWLRQQDWXUDOL]DWLRQDVFLWL]HQRI 7KH%DKDPDVDQGWKDWDQ\SHUVRQZKRNQRZVDQ\UHDVRQ ZK\UHJLVWUDWLRQQDWXUDOL]DWLRQVKRXOGQRWEHJUDQWHG VKRXOGVHQGZULWWHQDQGVLJQHGVWDWHPHQWRIWKHIDFWV ZLWKLQWZHQW\HLJKWGD\VIURPWKH VW GD\ RI 2FWREHU WRWKH0LQLVWHUUHVSRQVLEOHIRUQDWLRQDOLW\DQG&LWL]HQVKLS 3 High room rates is deliberate strategy FROM page 1B Certainly as an industry we have intentionally not lowered rooms to the level of competitors. However, while it wouldn ow make us appear less competitive, history has shown it is important that we maintain rates not only to ensure our long-terms urvival and profitability. R obert Sands

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C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2010, PAGE 7B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 'U/LX=HOLQ/HRf+DV 029('IURPLOODJHRDGWR :LQFKHVWHUWUHHWDOPGDOH0LUDFXORXV&KLQHVHHGLFDO'RFWRU 6WRSDLQ,Q$LQXWHV DOCTORS HOSPITALThursday, October 21st, 2010 @ 6pmDoctors Hospital Conference Room LECTURE DATE Please join us as our guest every third Thursday of the month for this scintillating series of the most relevant health issues affecting society today.DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES S P E A K E R: Dr. Theodore TurnquestHematology/OncologyPurpose:To educate the public about the important health issues, presented by Screenings:Get your Free Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, and 5pm & 6pm.RSVP: THIS MONTHS TOPICBREAST CANCER SCHEDULELECTURE SERIES November Lecture is Diabetes December Lecture is TBA and complemented by best in class brands, which will make the Bahamas the best tourist destination. It puts the Bahamas in a very positive position in terms of attracting business to the destination. Apart from the existing Sheraton and Wyndham brands, the final resort line-up will include Hyatt as the convention resort operator/manager; Morgans Hotel Group as the lifestyle hotel brand; and Rosewood Hotels & Resorts as the luxury hotel brand. The only missing component is still the casino operator and casino hotel brand. Pointing out that all these brands targeted a specific niche, Mr Sands said the Wyndhamwould be pitched as the entry level or lowest price point, with Rosewood at the top end. Were creating a range of choices at a range of price points, which is a unique offering by Baha Mar, Mr Sands said, different price points to attract those customers. The best chance of success for a destination is to have a huge amount of amenities and range of things to do. We have price points that appeal to all income levels and all walks of life. As a result, Baha Mars appeal would transcend different demographic groups, covering the likes of young families and the so-called Baby Boomers. Mr Sands added that the variety of resort brands and amenities would also target cruise passengers on day passes, much as Atlantis has successfully done, with the aim of converting them into future stopover visitors. Completion Baha Mars completion of its resort brand lineup comes amid the ongoing controversy surrounding the $2.6 billion project, particularly Prime Minister Hubert Ingrahams cool response to it, and even if the Government approves it whether it will deliver the economic/social benefits promised. It appears that much will hinge on the Prime Ministers impending trip to China, during which he will meet with Baha Mars construction/equity and financing partners, China State Construction and China Export-Import Bank. It is also likely that he will attempt to meet with senior Chinese leaders, who are the ones that really call the shots at the two stateo wned companies. During these meetings, it seems as if the Prime Minister will attempt to persuade Baha Mars partners to modify their demands for 8,000-plus Chinese work permits, something he has said his government will not budge on. He is also likely to implore the Chinese to do the project in stages, making it digestable for the Bahamas, rather than doing it all at once. The Prime Minister may also look to rework the final terms of any new agreement with Baha Mar, since the land transfer dates contained in the 2008 supplemental Heads of Agreement between the two sidesh ave expired, the developer having failed to fulfil its conditions precedent within the specified timeframe. In the meantime, Baha Mar is pressing gamely ahead with its plans, and the attraction of hotel brands such as Hyatt and Rosewood certainly appears to be a vote of confidence in the Bahamas prospects as a tourist destination. Attractive Don Robinson, president of Baha Mar Ltd, told Tribune Business that the Cable Beach redevelopment had proven especially attractive to hotel operators, since there were few other projects of its scale and with a top location to boot going on in the world. I can tell you that these brands are extremely excited about this project, Mr Robinson said. When you look at things, there is not a lot of development in the world, and brands have to grow. Theres not a lot of development out there that suits their style. Witha new build and exotic location like the Bahamas, theyre just thrilled to be part of this. As for Baha Mars current two Cable Beach resorts, Mr Robinson told Tribune Business that the Sheraton was starting to ramp up after coming out of the traditionally slow September season, and was looking good for the rest of the year. Mr Sands added that both it and the Wyndham were meeting, and in some cases exceeding, the average Bahamian resort industry benchmarks. While the Sheraton was giving us the type of reservations were looking for, Mr Sands added: The Wyndham is more challenging, but weve seen improvements in its performance year-over-year. Weve done some things to make that happen, and expect it to come in above forecast at the end of the year. F ROM page 1B All walks of life counterbalance to Paradise Isl. DON ROBINSON due to the number of Bahamians attracted to t hese businesses. A cknowledging that the situation posed a r isk to the Bahamas jurisdictional reputation, M r Ward said the Securities Commission decided to permit a 30-day compliance extens ion after realising that not all persons/firms concerned were aware of the initial notice andd eadline. We realised that persons may need more time to report, he told Tribune Business. There were some people aware of the notice, and some people who were not aware that t hey had to take the steps outlined in the n otice, so we felt it would be best to give persons more time to come and respond to it. Some persons have already reported to the Commission, so it has had an initial effect. When asked how many unlicensed operators had responded to the regulators promptings, Mr Ward said: Weve had about five at least, m aybe more, because Ive not been in all the meetings. A s for the business niches these entities were operating in, Mr Ward added: Theyve been involved with money lending, mortgage broking mainly. A cknowledging that unlicensed money lending/broking activities carried significant reputational risk for the Bahamas and its financial s ervices industry, Mr Ward said: It would certainly be of importance to us from that standpoint, if only that. From our own per-s pective, it is an area, because of how it is g rowing, that ought to be regulated. Given the number of persons that are operating in this area, it is of significant import ance. It is of significant importance in terms of persons going to these operations and businesses, and it is a growing area of concern tou s. In announcing the 30-day extension, the Securities Commission said failure to report to the regulator by that deadline would result in any remaining unlicensed entities facing criminal prosecution. The Inspector would like to point out that w hile persons have been reporting, the time has been extended to give more persons the opportunity to report and become regularisedu nder the Act, the Securities Commission said. Persons whose business activities include the promotion of get-rich-quick schemes, ponzi s chemes or deploy any scheme that places the investing public in harms way, should know that if discovered by the Inspector, they will be reported to the police for criminal prosecu t ion and dealt with to the full extent of the law. The Inspector assures the general public that it remains resolute in its efforts to protect the public from persons who seek to operateo utside the confines of the law. Growing concern on informal lenders FROM page 1B

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C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010, PAGE 9B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM D EREK GATOPOULOS, Associated Press Writer ATHENS, Greece Greece's prime minister said Wednesday his government will not impose further wage or pension cuts, or increae taxes, as a result of an expected u pward revision to the budget deficit. George Papandreou said the Greek people had already made "unprecedented sacrifices." Greece is battling to slash overspending and improve public finances after being rescued from the brink of bankruptcy t his year by loans from European countries and the International Monetary Fund worth ?110 billion ($152 billion three years. The European Union's statistics agency, Eurostat, is to revise Greece's deficit and debt figures for 2006-2009 making Athens' ambitious d eficit-reduction targets harder to reach. The deficit for 2009 is expected to rise to about 15 percent of gross domestic product or higher from the current projection of 13.6 percent, according to estimates by Greek authorities. EU officials said this week that Eurostat had planned to announce the revision Friday but could delay the announcement until mid-November. On Monday, EU finance commissioner Olli Rehn said Greece "may require some additional measures of fiscal consolidation in order to stick to (its But Papandreou who's year-old Socialist government faces municipal elections next month insisted Greece will meet its deficit reduction tar gets in 2010 without additional austerity measures for average Greeks. "I repeat that, whatever happens, there will be no additional burden placed on wage earners and pensioners. There will be no additional increase in tax rates beyond the ones we have already committed to making," Papandreou said. "We will meet our commitments, because this is a matter for survival for the country, but that is as far as we will go. Everyone must understand that the Greek people have made unprecedented sacrifices." Greece remains on target to meet its deficit-reduction tar gets in 2010, according to data announced by the Finance Ministry late Wednesday for the first nine months of the year, but conceded it was suffering a "lag in revenues." The ministry reported a 30.9 percent reduction in JanuarySeptember compared to 2009, beating its 29 percent target. The government, meanwhile, is battling to lure new investment. Draft legislation to "fast track" large investment, and bypass the bureaucratic obstacles, is currently being debated in parliament. But government officials on Wednesday confirmed reports that negoti ations to import liquefied nat ural gas from Qatar to Greece and build a terminal in western Greece for export to Italy had collapsed. The officials said the end of the talks would not affect a separate investment deal signed with Qatar last month worth a potential $5 billion. Greece: deficit revision won't cause new wage cuts ( AP Photo /Thanassis Stavrakis) D EMOCRACYINACTION: G reeces Socialist Prime Minister George P apandreou casts his ballot in a vote for a new leadership of his partys parliamentary group in Athens on Monday,Oct. 4, 2010. The Greek government is expected to propose more austerity measures w hen it submits its budget for 2011 on Monday, in an attempt to fur ther trim the deficit and meet targets set by an international bailout. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

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DAVID STRINGER, Associated Press Writer LONDON Fighting record debt, the British government on Wednesday outlined the largest cuts to public spending since World War II slashing benefits and thousands of public sector jobs with an austerity plan aimed at restoring the nation's finances. After the country spent bill ions bailing out indebted banks, and suffered a squeeze on tax revenue and an increase in welfare bills, Treasury chief George Osborne staked the coalition government's future on tough economic remedies. Osborne confirmed there would be 81 billion pounds ( $128 billion) in spending cuts through 2015, which he claims are necessary along with some tax increases to wipe out a spending deficit of 109 billion pounds ($172 billion As many as 500,000 public sector jobs will be lost, about 18 billion pounds ($28.5 billion a xed from welfare payments and the pension age raised to 66by 2020, earlier than previously planned. Even Queen Elizabeth II will take a hit, asked to trim the budget the government pro vides for her palaces and staff by 14 percent. It is a hard road, but it leads to a better future," Osborne said, preparing the public for hardship as he seeks a balanced budget within four years. Osborne stood on the floor of the House of Commons for more than an hour and ruthlessly dismantled program after program built during the Labour government's 13-year reign, saying Britain must "con front the bills from a decade of debt." The Conservatives promised to scythe through Britain's debts after forming a government with the smaller Liberal Democrats following an inconclusive May election. Labour lawmaker Alan Johnson, his party's economic spokesman, claimed many Con servatives relished the oppor tunity to shrink the size of the British state by slashing government jobs and programs. "We've seen people cheering the deepest cuts to public spending in living memory," he told parliament. Osborne insisted Britain's richest would bear the greatest burden of tax rises and welfare cuts, citing changes that will see about 1.5 million better off families lose child benefit pay ments. However, poorer Britons will have housing payments and about a dozen other benefits restricted. While many ordinary Britons will lose out, Osborne confirmed a temporary levy on bank balance sheets will be made permanent, potentiallyr aising billions of pounds (dol lars). "We will extract the maximum sustainable taxes from the banking system," Osborne said. Spending on health, educa tion and overseas aid will be maintained at current levels or increased, while major trans-p ort projects and a 1 billion ($1.6 billion carbon capture and storage technology will go ahead. But Osborne said almost all other areas of government must make savings though depart ments faced average cuts of 19 percent to their budgets, not the 25 percent feared. Some critics believe the gov e rnment could have chosen to clear Britain's debts at a slower pace, protecting public sector jobs. They accuse Osborne of an ideological commitment to small government and using the chance presented by the eco nomic issues to carry it out. "This spending review will throw a generation of people on the scrap heap," said Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services labor union. "These cuts are a political choice." O sborne confirmed the policing budget will fall by 4 percent a year part of an overall 23 percent cut to Home Office's resource spending. The Asso ciation of Chief Police Officers said Britain would have fewer police as a result. In one of the most significant p roposals, Osborne said the state pension age for men and women will rise to 66 by 2020, four years earlier than planned. It will alter retirement plans for5 million people, but save 5 bil lion pounds ($7.8 billion once it comes into effect. Members of the public across Britain were anxiously exam ining the details, fearing the impact on jobs and services particularly in areas of northern England which are heavily dependent on public sector employment. In the southern London district of Croydon on Tuesday, a group of seniors discussed the cuts at a government-funded community group already struggling with budget con straints. Eileen Dean, an 83-year-old retiree, worried what young and old alike would do if Osborne's plans forces the group to close. "The kids aren't going to have anything to do, it'll be back to playing football in the streets and breaking windows," she said. "I might have to join them." Britain's 85-year-old former leader Margaret Thatcher was among others debating the plans her son said despite being sent to hospital on Tuesday following a bout of flu. Thatcher's successor, David Cameron, on Tuesday announced an 8 percent cut to the annual 37 billion pound ($59 billion over four years, though he insisted Britain would properly fund the mission in Afghanistan. Osborne promised Britain would have the resources to tackle terrorism and to protect the 2012 London summer Olympic Games, but confirmed the country's spy agencies will be asked to make savings. Despite a 650 million pounds ($1.03 billion cyber terrorism defenses,B ritain's three major intelli gence agencies face about a 7.5 percent cut over five years. They share an annual budget of about 2 billion pounds ($3.2 billion), though the government never discloses the share given to each agency. Hundreds of London-based d iplomats are likely to lose their jobs under a 24 percent cut to the foreign ministry's resource budget, while the British Broadcasting Corp. must take on the full costs of running the World Service previously subsidized by the Foreign Office. S till, despite the cuts to domestic spending, Britain will still meet a U.N. target to spend 0.7 percent of gross national income on overseas aid by 2013. "Even in these difficult times, we will honor the promise we made to some of the very poorest people in the world," Osborne said. However, some analysts predicted the public may demand aid spending is reduced, as they cope with hardships. Recent surveys and protests suggest many Britons are uneasy about the spending cuts. On Tuesday, hundreds of labor union members marched to Parliament and a handful of climate campaigners climbed atop the Treasury building to oppose Osborne's plans. Hilary Green, a 58-year-old lawyer, said cuts to police departments would be a wor ry. "I'd definitely have more police than a lower national debt," she said, in the lobby of London's King's Cross rail station. "They should focus on taking away desk jobs, not retiring people from the front lines." 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Britains T reasury chief George Osborne said Wednesday the countrys government will make the largest cuts to public spending since World War II, slashing benefits and public sector jobs in a five-year austerity plan. T ALKING TOUGH: I n this screen grab from the House of Commons, British Chancellor George Osborne, centre, delivers the Comprehensive Spending Review, in London. Wednesday Oct. 20, 2010. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

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DAVID K. RANDALL, AP Business Writer NEW YORK T he stock market is r ebounding a day after a bigsell off brought on by concerns over a slowdown in China. Stocks rose in afternoon trading Wednesday, regaini ng much of the ground lost t he day before, as traders saw overnight gains in China as an encouraging sign that the country's surprise interest rate hike will not dampen the global economy. A batch of positive corpor ate earnings reports from c ompanies like Delta Air Lines Inc. and Boeing Co. also helped send the stock market broadly higher. The Shanghai Composite Index, China's main stock m arket benchmark, rose s lightly in overnight trading. Those gains "helped create a more constructive tone for the trade this morning," said Nick Kalivas, an equity analyst for MF Global. T he fact that China raised i nterest without leading to a drop in stock prices "was a sign of strength," said Sandy Mehta, a portfolio manger in Value Investment Principals who is based in Hong Kong. Raising rates show that they h ave confidence in their economy and it continues to grow strongly." The Dow Jones industrial average rose 146.94, or 1.2p ercent, to 11,125.56. The b roader Standard and Poor's 5 00 index was up 14.3, or 1.2 percent, to 1,180.16, and the t echnology-focused Nasdaq composite index was up 25.7, o r 1.1 percent, to 2,462.67. Delta rose 11.1 percent after the company announced a profit driven by a 19 percent jump in passenger revenue. That helped push shareso f competitors like Jet Blue a nd Southwest Airlines up more than 3 percent. Boeing rose 2.2 percent a fter the aircraft manufactur er raised its profit forecast for the year and said that ite xpects to sell more commerc ial airplanes. Boeing was the top performer among the 30 companies in the Dow. Every component of the Standard and Poor's 500 showed gains. Financials weret he weakest as investors continue to question what the impact will be over reports that the New York Federal Reserve will join institutional b ond holders in an effort to force Bank of America Corp. t o repurchase billions of dollars in mortgage bonds issued by Countrywide Financial,w hich BofA purchased in 2008. The North Carolina bank was down 18 cents, or 1.5 percent, to $11.63. B efore the market opened, S an Francisco bank Wells F argo & Co. announced that i t beat profit forecasts but missed slightly on revenues, while Morgan Stanley report-e d a loss of 7 cents per share on special charges. Shares of W ells Fargo were up $1.34, o r 5.5 percent, at $25.90. S hares of Morgan Stanley edged up 9 cents to $25.52. Traders will get more i nsight into the U.S. economy later Wednesday when the Federal Reserve issues its b eige book report, which b reaks down the health of the economy by region. West Coast Internet comp anies eBay Inc. and Netflix Inc. will report results after the market closes. H ong Kong's Hang Seng i ndex fell 0.9 percent. The Euro Stoxx 50 index of bluechip companies in Europe rose 0.2 percent. The dollar fell a little more than 1 percent against a broad basketo f currenices. Bond prices traded in a tight range. The yield on the benchmark 10year Treasury note, which moves opposite its price, fell to 2.46 percent from 2.48 per-c ent late Tuesday. C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 12B, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM DAVID KOENIG, AP Airlines Writer DALLAS A irlines can't control the economy, but by limiting the number of seats for sale they are pushing up fares and earning their biggest profits in three years. Delta, US Airways and the parent of American Airlines all posted higher-than-expected e arnings for the peak summer travel season. They were helped by rapid growth in international traffic and a budding recovery in corporate travel. Delta gave an upbeat outlook for the upcoming holidays. Investors rewarded the com panies by driving airline stocks sharply higher. Delta shares climbed more than 10 percent to $12.91, American parent AMR Corp. rose 8 percent to $7.04, and US Airways Group Inc. rose 6.5 percent to $10.74 in afternoon trading. Fuel When fuel prices soared and then the global economy slowed, airlines grounded planes and cut flights. They've restored some of those cuts this year, but not all of them, leav ing fewer available seats than existed in 2008. That's helped the airlines boost fares. American said passenger yield, or the average fare per mile, rose nearly 11 percent compared with last summer. The biggest airlines the ones that fly all over the world are also benefiting now that international travel is growing much more rapidly than traffic within the U.S. Delta Air Lines Inc. increased its presence in Asia when it bought Northwest Airlines, and it has added a dozen new nonstop trans-Pacif ic routes since 2008. Those moves paid huge dividends this summer. Now the biggest U.S. airline to Asia, Delta made 54 percent more money from passengers on those flights than it did a year ago. Revenue from flights to and from Europe jumped by 25 percent. American and United hope to cash in too, as both have recently announced plans to fly between Los Angeles and Shanghai, China. They would take on China Eastern Airlines, which already flies the route. Airlines lead stock market higher; Dow up 155 points Delta, AMR, US Airways post 3Q profits INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

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C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2010, PAGE 13B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON The Obama administration is increasing pressure on Chinato move more quickly with allowing its currency to rise in value against the dollar. A senior Treasury Department official told reporters W ednesday the currency issue would be a major topic at weekend meetings in South Korea of finance officials from the Group of 20 major economies. "When large economies with undervalued exchange rates act to keep their currencies from appreciating, it compels other countries to do the same," the official said. "It is bad for the system, bad for all of us." The official spoke under ground rules that did not permit identification by name in advance of the G-20 meetings. Competitive T he administration wants the Chinese currency to appreciate to make U.S. products more competitive overseas and boost U.S. manufacturing jobs. Treasury Secretary Timothy G eithner and other U.S. officials have been increasing pres sure in recent weeks in advance of Nov. 2 congressional elections. The weak economy and h igh unemployment have been major issues on voters' minds. Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will attend meetings Friday and Saturday in South Korea. The group includes traditional economic powers such as the United States, Germany and Japan and fast-growing economies such as China and India. The talks among the finance ministers and central bank presidents will help set the agenda for a Nov. 11-12 summit of G20 leaders. President Barack Obama and the other heads of state will attend the summit. "Advancing the pace and effectiveness of global rebal ancing will be the dominant pri ority going into these meetings," the Treasury official said Wednesday. The trade gap with China is the largest that the United States runs with any country. U.S. manufacturers contend that a major reason for that is the Chinese currency is undervalued by as much as 40 percent. That makes Chinese goods cheaper for U.S. consumers, and U.S. products more expensive in China. China's currency has been tightly linked to the dollar. In June, before a G-20 summit in Toronto, China announced that it would allow more flexibility to let the currency rise. However, since that time, it has risen by less than 3 percent. Last Friday, the administration delayed issuing a report required by Congress that notes which countries are manipulating their currencies. Instead, officials praised the recent appreciation of the yuan but said it needed to continue. They said the currency report would not be issued until after the G-20 talks. On Wednesday the Treasury official said the G-20 discus sions would examine ways to make progress in reducing trade imbalances. But the official refused to say whether the United States would support inclusion of a specific limit such as 4 percent of a country's total econo my for deficits and surpluses. ( AP Photo /Alexander F. Yuan) C HINA O N THERISE: W orkers change a layer of an advertisement board showing skyscrapers as a man walks by near Beijings Central Busi ness District, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. China has told its biggest banks to increase reserves in a new move to control lending, news reports said Tuesday, as Beijing tries to cool inflation and housing prices without derailing its recovery from the global slump. US pressures China on currency ( AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) APPLYINGPRESSURE: President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the Rose Garden to highlight a new report on the impact of his $50 billion infrastructure-investment proposal, Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at the White House in Washington. Joining Obama, from left to right, are: Secretary of Treasury Timonthy Geithner, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, and Gov. Ed Rendell, D-Penn. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

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Republican arsenal because its benefits are unclear for many voters, said political scientist Stephen Voss at the University of Kentucky. "There is a general sense that Democrats got to Washington and busted open the piggy bank, squandered everything, and we haven't seen much improvement as a result," Voss said. A photo of Obama hangs on the wall in CoraFaye's Cafe, a short walk from the Denver museum where Obama signed into law the most sweeping U.S. e conomic package. Customers savoring fried chicken and cornbread roll their eyes when asked whether the stimulus made a difference. "Are you kidding?" said Donn Headley Sr., a 61-yearold whose heating and air conditioning company closed last year because for lack of busi ness. Owner Priscilla Smith said s he is an Obama fan but does not think the stimulus helped business. People are eating out less, and except for a new beauty parlor next door, there's nota lot of additional shops popping up on her busy street. "The jury's still out on the stimulus for me, I guess," Smith said. "I don't see it directly not yet, anyway." More worrisome for Democrats are voters like Kendra Jassmann, a 44-year-old mother of two in the Denver suburb of Aurora, who received stimulus money to help with rent after she was injured and had to quit work. A few months after a l ocal charity started helping with her rent, the charity told her its stimulus money had run out and she was on her own. Jassmann says she may be homeless by Christmas. "I thought the stimulus was going to help," Jassmann said as she packed boxes. "I see the banks, the rich people, getting help, but I don't see us getting it. It's unbelievable." 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The larger MacBook Air is 0.68 inches (1.73 centimeters at its thickest point and weighs 2.9 pounds (1.3 kilograms has a battery life of seven hours. The smaller one weighs 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram rated to last five hours. Both can sit on standby for 30 days. The smaller one costs $999 with 64 gigabytes of flash mem ory storage, or $1,199 with 128 gigabytes. The larger one costs $1,299 with 128 gigabytes or $1,599 with 256 gigabytes. Apple also announced a new version of its operating system, called Mac OS X Lion, that will include a store for Mac softw are. It's similar to the iTunes store that sells apps for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Other Lion features mimic those on the iPhone or iPad. Mac users can move from the main desktop to a "dashboard" filled with widgets by swiping a multitouch mouse or trackpad.P eople can drag one program icon on top of another to createa new folder. Lion is expected during summer 2011. Apple didn't say how much it would cost. The company is also adding FaceTime video chatting to Macs, a feature that debutedt his summer on the iPhone 4. And the company demonstrated the new version of iLife, its programs for managing photos, editing videos and music and doing other tasks. Apple is adding more ties between its iPhoto program and the popular social networking site Facebook. When people look at pictures they've published on Facebook, iPhoto displays comments friends made on that site. Other new features include the ability to manage photos ina full-screen view, slick new slideshow templates and the ability to e-mail customized photo-postcards from iPhoto. In iMovie, Apple improved audio editing and the ability to easily piece together movie trailers. ILife '11 comes installed on new Macs and can be pur chased as an upgrade for $49 starting Wednesday. The pre vious 2009 version cost $30 more. Apple's stock edged up $2.90 to $312.39 in afternoon trading. ( A P Photo / Tony Avelar) J UICYNEWVERSION: A pple CEO Steve Jobs speaks at an Apple event a t Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, announcing a new version of iLife, Apple Inc.s programs for managing photos, editing videos and other tasks. (AP Photo/ Tony Avelar ) JUSTTHEJOBS: Apple CEO Steve Jobs talks about the new Apple Macbook Air laptop at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010. Apple unveils MacBook Air ultralight laptops INTERN A TION AL BUSINESS Stimulus spending looms large in the US elections FROM page 11B

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The Tribunes RELIGION SECTION € THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010 € PG 21 By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL Tribune Features Editor Anglican Bishop Laish Boyd charged Bahamians and Turks and Cacios Islanders to a higher level of personal responsibility in his opening charge to the 110th session of the opening of the Synod of the Anglican Diocese of The Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands.In his sermon at Christ Church Cathedral on Monday evening, Bishop Boyd noted that Bahamians cannot rely solely on the government and the private sector to solve the country's economic problems. "No government alone can build a sound economic future. It takes the government, the private sector, small business and ordinary citizens. Albany, Kerzner, Baha Mar are not the economic saviours of this country. They all have their merit and their part to play but ordinary Bahamians and Turks and Caicos Islanders, small businesses and big businesses, governments and NGO's, churches and civic organisations need to cut spending, save more and take measures that will build a solid foundation for the future, the bishop said. He added that people have to take control of their personal finances by saving more and spending less and for employers to be fair to their workers and workers to give the service for which they are being paid. "There are many good workers in the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, but there are too many slackers, who act as if they are doing their employer and their job a favour by turning up. There are too many workers who want something for nothing." Discussing crime, Bishop Boyd noted that while most people want someone else to deal with and stop crime," they themselves are unwiling to address the problem. "They demand it of the government, the police, the church, the Ministry of Education and others. Now all of the above entities have a part to play, and all of the above can do better than they are doing, but these entities cannot solve crime by themselves. They all need people, ordinary Bahamians and Turks and Caicos Islanders, to help them: because it is people who commit crime, people who know about crimes, people who turn a blind eye to crime, people who cloak their children, friends and loved ones who commit crime, people who are prepared to be dishonest, people who use fighting words and encourage revenge rather than encouraging someone to take the high road and to "let it go" rather than follow it up. No government, police force, church or government ministry can overcome this unless the people want it to be better. And that is the responsibility of every citizen." Further Bishop Boyd stressed that Anglicans and the wider Christian community must do more to increase their witness to the world. "Let us seek to live our example. Too many of us live lives that are in conflict with our church involvement and our ministry. We profess one thing but our living says something else. Saying that we are Anglicans, Baptists or Pentecostals is not good enough because that alone does not make us the kind of Christian we should be. Being a Christian is about a personal relationship with God that spills over into how we behave, the way we live, the way we honour and treat others, the way we put the gospel into action. "As we seek to "live right" and to live in the truth, let those of us who call ourselves Christians clean up our act. That means a change for some of us: We need to treat people better." He said this means that some people may need to stop going or sleeping at the places they go to, and the need to stop loose" living, back bitting and gossiping and the excessive use of alcohol. Speaking to his Turks and Caicos members, the bishop said that the diocese remains concerned about the challenges facing the islands. "As you know, the British Government suspended the territory's constitution last year as a result of alleged financial and procedural irregularities on the part of some elected officials and civil servants. This suspension and the ensuing investigation continue to cause alarm, uncertainty and embarrassment among Turks and Caicos Islanders. It is a very trying period in the territory's life. We truly sympathise and offer encouragement. But we have to realise that the British government is also in a pickle. "That government is ultimately responsible for her fourteen remaining dependent territories, and, at the end of the day, the citizens of these territories ultimately look to that government to make up every deficit. They demand that "Mother England" be there for them and so they should. So that government now finds itself faced with a mess that it did not create and must exercise its best stewardship in getting to the bottom of it. Not a good position to be in at all. "I encourage patience and forbearance on the part of all concerned. Pursue honesty, justice and right procedure, transparency and accountability. At the end of the day, this is what is best for the territory, for those who have power, for those who think that they have power, for those who would like to have power, and for those who simply want to live in peace and righteousness this is what is best for everyone." The Synod is the highest decision-making body in the local Anglican Diocese and is made up of the Diocesan Bishop, all active Clergy and two lay delegates from every Parish. Synod is comprised of more than 150 persons who meet to deliberate on the affairs of the Diocese. The Diocese is made up of 25 islands, 21 in The Bahamas and four in the Turks and Caicos Islands. There are 96 active congregations divided into 46 parishes. As we seek to live rightŽ and to live in the truth, let those of us who call ourselves Christians clean up our act. That means a change for some of us: We need to treat people better. A call for personalresponsibility BISHOP LAISH BOYD PERSONAL ACCOUNT: Bishop Boyd noted that Bahamians cannot rely solely on the government and the private sector to solve the country's economic problems.

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THREE things that are guaranteed to rob you of your peace, joy and trust in the Lord are common predators that can stalk us every day: anger, anguish and anxiety. Have you been robbed? Anger is such an insidious emotion that can begin innocently as a mild irritation and fester into hatred, bitterness, violence and revenge. We have a right to object to injustice and cruelty but it is very easy to become as guilty as the perpetrators of the crime if we resort to the same actions.Psalm 37:8 is very helpful in this regard: "Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fretit only leads to evil." When faced with situations that normally "pull your trigger", prepare to have a more Christ-like response well in advance. Pray about your position and ask God for wisdom to know when to be silent, when to speak and how long to wait until you are calm enough to speak with the right tone and body language. Seek counsel if you are unable to control yourself and try to avoid situations that are likely to bring out the worst in you. Anguish is a level of pain which can destroy us if left unchecked for too long a period of time. We each heal at a different rate, but when we cannot function properly and our heart seems to know no respite from the agony of the tragedy, it may be time to accept help to cope more effectively. At some point, we have to give our burden to the Lord, pray for healing and rest in the Spirit. This is where ministry by persons trained in this area and the support of those who are recovering from similar experiences or memories, is invaluable.By God's grace, we must seek peace and pursue it as best we can. Anxiety is concern, care, or contemplation of a matter taken to an extreme. It is as if we are all alone in our situation and there is no God who loves us, directs us, and ultimately controls our circumstances. Most of us are able to remain relatively peaceful for a short time after a session of prayer, study of the Bible, or pastoral counseling. The trouble comes in waiting too much longer beyond this point. A spiritual companion or prayer partner is a true gift in this season of suffering often serving as an anchor when we are tempted to drift on to the rocks of negative thinking. If things are out of our control, we must lay the burden at the foot of the cross, if it is within our control, then clear thinking leading to patiently planned delays or swift action may be the best course to follow. May the Lord protect your heart from the assaults of the enemy and keep you strong in the faith. MEDITATION Three Robbers REV.ANGELA C BOSFIELD PALACIOUS The Tribune PG22 Thursday, October 21, 2010RELIGIONBy ALESHA CADET Tribune Features Reporter THE Bethels Restoration Revival Center comes together to invite one and all to attend Restoration 2010Ž which will feature Florida based pastors Zachary Tims and Jonathan Miller.The event will take place at The Bethel's Restoration Revival Center on Thursday, October 28, starting at 7.30pm. Organisers said this year's revival is in light of the misfortunes that has happened in the nation lately. Pastor Zachary Tims is an American Christian evangelist who is also an inspirational speaker, and co-pastor of the New Destiny Christian Center in Orlando, Florida. Pastor Tims is a featured host on TBS and has a powerful testimony after being freed from drug addiction. According to the New Destiny Christian Center's website, through Pastor Tim's passion to touch lives the church has been a blessing to countless thousands through its major outreach crusades. Also scheduled to speak is Pastor Johnathan Miller of New Beginnings Healing Center in Orlando. He is a young 30-year-old-minister with a powerful healing ministry. According to Leonora Sands, the senior pastor at Bethel's Restoration Revival Centre: "These are young pastors that both minister to the youth, the combination along with the body of Christ coming together to believe God for our nation will transcend into a positive change on this upcoming Thursday. "We would do revival every year, last year we did a revival called "Traveling into the super natural prayer revival", but this year it is call Restoration 2010. The revival last year featured Johnathan Mcknight, a speaker from Orlando as well. We also had appearances from Cece Winans and Beverly Crawford. I want to encourage everyone to come out and be apart of this particular event." My husband (host pastor Derek Sands) and I have realised that a lot of families have been affected by the tragedies and in general, so many people have been victims of great misfortunes but we have learned to keep trying and stay trying" she said. That very same building we are holding this event is an indication to continue trying because the church is viewed as the church that could not finish, we built it from the ground up." The Entertainment for this event includes gospel singing group Shaback, Minister Dwight Armbrister and many more. The church is located on Blue Hill Road. For more information contact 341-5933.The Bethel's Restoration Revival Center presents Restoration 2010' CAPTIVATING: Youth pastors Zachary Timms (left) and Jonathan Miller (right) set to speak at Restortation 2010.

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THEword of God tells us that there is no other name whereby men can be saved. At the name of Jesus Christ every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that He is Lord. I will say it is a very powerful name that can accomplish all of that. It is that name that we need to promote above all names. It is when we start believing in other names that we get into all sorts of trouble. What other names am I talking about? Names of mere men and things, pastors, husbands, churches, wives, jobs and the list goes on. Especially as Bahamiansyall know how we go, "Chile my pastor say, and you know who my pastor is?" We keep ignoring the word of God when it states that the, arm of flesh will fail.' Our focus is in the wrong direction. The Bible tells us that God is a jealous God and He will not share His glory with anyone or anything. What other name do you know can cause demons to tremble? It is a powerful name. When those persons who I mentioned earlier realise that people are drawing near to them (especially for the wrong reasons) rather than God they should correct it immediately. There is a king in the Bible who fell sick in his upper chamber and sent one of his servants to ask his false god if he would recover from the disease. Automatically God was offended and sent His servant to this king to tell him that he would not recover but he would die. I said all of that to say this: we cannot live as if there is not a God who can do all things. How dare this king disregard the God of heaven and earth? His going to another god caused him his life. We don't know what it will cost us if seek after the wrong things. We have to be so careful that we don't allow our lack of faith to cause us to make bad decisions. We have to always be mindful that God is the way, the truth, and the life. There is no way we can afford to put confidence in material or temporal things. It's just not smart to do that. Also, unless God set up people as vehicles in your life, He is the only one to look to for everything. Jesus's name is the name that all things are done by. Have you noticed that when people pray, make a request, command and or declare a thing it is asked in Jesus name? It is the name that God the father recognises and act upon. The word of God also informs us that if we ask anything in His (Jesus) name it shall be done. There is no other name that men can be saved by. Demons tremble at that name, the name that is above every name. The mention of that nameevery knee shall bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord. That name is Jesus Christ. Amen!PS.23: 1. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. : 2. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. The Lord / Yeshua Messiah, is the Chief Shepherd of the church and pastors are the under shepherds of His church. One of the greatest dangers and misconceptions in the church today is where we as pastors have taken the approach that the church / congregation of which we are pasturing belongs to us; in other words it's our church. This delusional / deceptive spirit has gotten the better part of church leaders worldwide; as it is common to hear church leaders ignorantly make statements about "my church and how many members they've got" The enemy / Satan knows that if he can get church leaders to operate and run the church as their own; an instant disconnection takes place from Yeshua Messiah, the Chief Shepherd. Therefore the question that's often asked is this: "Why is today's church so powerless?" Answer "Through erroneous religious beliefs and teachings prominent, influential church leaders / under shepherds have ignorantly disconnected themselves from the Chief Shepherd thereby stifling the body at large. Being disconnected from the Chief Shepherd can be likened to a critically ill patient in a hospital thats on a life support system; and has ignorantly disconnected himself from that system yet expects to live. This concept / analogy depicts the religious churches here in the Bahamas; where there is much talk about the Chief Shepherd, but the division and competition among church clearly shows the disconnection from the Chief Shepherd / Yeshua Messiah, therefore rending the church's teaching and preaching powerless. An under shepherd that's totally connected to the Chief Shepherd will always receive wisdom and insight as to where and how to find green pastures for the sheepfold. As we (The Bahamas) goes through this tough economic time, social disorder and the moral decay; those church leaders that are truly connection with and to Yeshua Messiah, the Holy Spirit will cause to manifest and assist in the leading of Gods people to green pastures. Despite the facts of a recession it is in times such as these that Yahweh shows up on the behalf of his children; it's just a matter of the under shepherds properly positioning themselves to hear expressly from the Chief Shepherd. David understood this, as he had a working revelation of being connected to the Chief Shepherd that's why he could boldly declare the 23rd Psalms. Ps.23: 1. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. : 2. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. : 3. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. : 4. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. : 5. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. : 6. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. In reminiscing of his Shepherd's goodness and His ability to provide for His sheepfold despite any kind of situation or condition the world would ever faced; here's what David went on to say. Watch this Ps.37: 25. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. My brothers and sisters, you have a choice; 1) you can remain in the same religious condition of lack and want. Or 2) you can flip the scrip on the spirit of religion and the tradition of men, and properly connect yourselves to the Chief / Good Shepherd who will lead you down the path of righteousness for His name's sake. Yes, I agree with you; that things might be a little tough / a little rough right now; but you've got to pull yourself together and declare as David did. Remember Psalms.23: 4. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Here's a very important key to hold onto as you're being led to your green pasture by the Chief Shepherd You can't take the hatred of your enemies along; I discovered that it's best to thank God for your enemies, because it's your enemies who have helped to qualify you, to sit your anointed self at the table that He, (Yahweh) has prepared for you; right in their (YOUR ENEMIES) presence. Psalms.23: 5. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. So, don't be distracted and overly concerned about what's going and how things look right now; just remember that it's not The President of the United States of America, The Prime Minister of the Bahamas or the Head of State of which ever country you live; none of them died on the cross for your sins. Therefore don't put your trust / hope in any man (especially religious leaders) to do for you that which only Yeshua Messiah (a.k.a. Jesus the Christ) has done and can do. Allow Him to lead you beside the still waters of life: For questions and comments contact us via E-mails: pastormallen@yahoo.com or kmfci@live.com or Ph.1-242-441-2021 Pastors Matthew & Brendalee Allen Kingdom Minded Fellowship Center Int'l.Thursday, October 21, 2010 PG23 The TribuneRELIGIONHe Leadeth Me PASTOR MATTHEW ALLEN In Jesus Name ALLISON MILLER

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PG24 Thursday, October 21, 2010OCTOBER23 marks the 62nd Anniversary of the dedication of St George's Anglican Church in the "Valley" and the clergy and members plan to celebrate the anniversary with a number of special events. "It has been our recent tradition to have the Sacrament of Confirmation administered during the time of our church's dedication celebrations," said Rev Kingsley Knowles, Rector of the parish. "This year the Sacrament of Confirmation will take place on the date of the anniversary of our dedication, Saturday, October 23, at 6pm. His Grace, Archbishop Drexel Gomez will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to the twentythree candidates and preach the sermon." The commemoration of the dedication continues on Sunday, October 24 where both morning services will be held, low mass and sermon at 6.45am and Family Eucharist and Sunday School at 8.30am, where newly ordained Deacon, Rev'd Alvardo Adderley will preach the sermon. "Our afternoon Rite of Dedication, followed by Solemn Evensong, Sermon and Benediction will take place at 3.30 pm," said Archdeacon Knowles." "Delivering the sermon on that occasion will be former rector of the parish, Revs' Canon Basil Tynes." The final event for the dedication celebration will be a concert of sacred music sponsored by the music department featuring The Highgrove Singers on Friday, October 29 at 8pm in the church's sanctuary. "We expect that they will sing selections from their recent concert "Sing Me To Heaven" which was staged at St Andrew's Presbyterian Kirk in late August. So those persons who missed the concert have another occasion to hear that beautiful music. The choir is under the direction of Adrian Archer who, in addition to being a choral clinician in the community, is also Director of Music here at St George's. Tickets for the concert, priced at $20 may be obtained from members of the choir or at the church's office or they may be purchased at the door on the evening of the concert." The Tribune RELIGIONSacrament of Confirmation marks St. George's 62nd AnniversaryBy JEFFARAH GIBSON Tribune Features Writer THE BLAZE Da Praise concert is just one of the many exciting wholesome activities designed by the Assemblies of Brethren to reach young people in the community. The concert which is set for tomorrow night shines a light on the positive youth, and is the perfect outlet for spiritual entertainment'. It was the intent of the oragniser to direct attention on positively rather than the negative which is often highlighted. For example giving, offering thanks, and creating an environment where Christ is lifted up said Shalomi Roberts, administrative assistant at Assemblies of Brethren. The concert is organised by Vincent "VMac" McDonald and his team at Extreme Youth Entertainment along with the Assemblies, and it will be held at the Christian Life Centre on John F Kennedy Drive, west of the Bahamas Red Cross building Blaze Da Praise will also re-launch the Extreme Youth TV, a network that promotes the advancement of youth gospel artists in the Bahamas, and will be aired on the international Christian station TBN. Faces familiar to the Elevation concert will also take the stage. Featured artists performing live will include Mr Lynx, Vandera Woods, Christian Massive, Monique Knows, Reubin Heights, Manifest, Ryan Jupp, Young Soldiers for Christ, Lyrically Blessed, Collage Entertainment and V-Mac & Elevation Band. Proceeds from the concert will aid the Christian Life Centre Building Fund. "It is an auditorium that we have been building. It was built so that the Assemblies of Brethren can have united functions. Additionally the auditoriums hold different functions and rooms are available to be rented," Ms Roberts said. This area is also the site of Hope College. "Hope College is a tertiary bible college and it offers theological degrees, business degrees and many others," she said. The college will also offer degrees in children's education, allied health, as well hold college preparatory classes. "As the time progresses we will move towards adding new courses and degrees," she said. The Assemblies of Brethren is looking to open Hope College sometime next year. The Assemblies of Brethren have begun a series of outreach programmes focusing on activities for the community. The activities are non-denominational and will involve participants from various Christian sectors. The activities began with a movie night. And on November 19 they will host a liturgical dance workshop a Christmas party and movie night in December. Members of the public are encouraged to come out and support the event as "it promotes wholesome spiritual entertainment." Music will be provided by DJ Godson. For more information contact 322-4655 432-6142 or 326-HOPE.Blaze Da Praise CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES19 candidates who will be confirmed at the 62nd anniversary of St. George's Anglican church. Cameron WallaceChante ButlerCharleen KerneyCharles Butler Christian MillerCorrine AdderleyDwight WheatleyKechelle RobinsonKennedy Conyers Kennedy TynesKhalidd SmithLavaaughnya RolleMark BurrowsMikarah Mikula Santino SmithShaquille ThompsonTroianna CarterWhitney CashYokito Pinder

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By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter rdorsett@tribunemedia.net P rimed for the most star-studded bout of his career thus far, the Bahamas leading professional fighter will be forced to wait weeks later than anticipated before he fights for a major heavyweight title. Sherman The Tank Williams was originally scheduled to face Evander The Real Deal Holyfield in a 12round bout on November 5 for the World Boxing Federation's heavyweight title in Detroit, Michigan. However, the fight has been rescheduled to a date in early Decem ber. The specific date of the fight will be announced in the near future. A disappointed Williams speculated on the reason for the delay from the Holyfield camp. Well it is boxing so there is a lot of talk, and a lot of rumours going around but no concrete reason has been giv en for the delay. I know that he was looking beyond me and looking forward to a fightw ith one of the Klitschko brothers. As November draws clos er, I think his camp realizes that they signed up for a real fight and Holyfield has his hands full. They said they hads ome issues in their training c amp and there was also some issues with FoxSports.Net, the television station that is sup posed to be hosting the fight, he said. But what I heard from good sources is that he just started training for the fight last week, so perhaps it is just a matter of his camp being ill-prepared and trying to play mind games. The 38-year-old Williams, who came from humble beginnings in Grand Bahama where fighting at Hawksbill High was his introduction to the sport, is nine years younger than his 47-year-old legendary rival. W illiams told a gathering o f sporting dignitaries last month that he intends to stop Holyfield in the seventh round. For the delay to come at this point is a bit disappoint ing. We have been going hard at it in training camp for five weeks now and right now Im almost peaking in preparation for a fight that was supposed to be held in just a few weeks, Williams said. Now I am forced to extend my training three to four weeks and risk over training. T he 5 Williams has c ompiled a 34-11 record with 19 knockouts. He is coming off a loss on points to Manuel Charr on October 10, 2009, in Stadthalle, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Ger many. Prior to that, Williams was riding a nine-win streak with his last decision coming on December 12, 2008, when he won on points over Andrew Greeley at the Bourbon Street Station in Jacksonville, Florida. In Holyfield, Williams will b e facing a 6-2 1/2 American w ho has a 43-10 record with 28 KOs. Holyfield, 47, will be defending his WBF title that he won with an eight round TKO over Francois Botha at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on April 10. Holyfield, the former undisputed world champion, has had victories over Michael Dokes, Alex Stewart, James Buster Douglas, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Rid dick Bowe and Mike Tyson. Despite the setback, Williams said his focus and determination has not wavered and he will be ready when the fight takes place in December. The game plan has not changed. Right now, I am in top shape. I have been working on the things we need to do to attack Holyfield like left hooks, counters and body shots, he said. At 47, we do not feel as if he can take the body shots he took 10 years ago so it is something we look to capitalize on. Despite it all, I still look to lift the WBF Heavyweight Championship away from Holyfield and bring it back to the Bahamas. C M Y K C M Y K THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2010 THETRIBUNE PAGE 16 P AGES 17 & 18 International sports news TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM THE 11th Annual Austin King Snake Knowles Soft ball Tournament for senior boys and girls will be hosted by the Bahamas Softball Federation (BSF And its free. BSF president Burket Dorsett said the tourney is one of the federations landmark events, and holds true to its motto. This is one of the most important events on the calendar and is the true display of our progression and depiction of the motto The Way Forward, he said. The continued growth of this tournament is directly related to the growth of the game locally and its ability to represent the country internationally so we continue our great expectations for this event. The tournament, to be staged at the Blue Hill Sport ing Complex, is set to be held during the mid-term break for public schools (October 2124) in New Providence. About 20 schools took part in last years tournament. The Family Islands fared very well as the NGM team defeated the Central Eleuthera team to win the boys championship and Spanish Wells outclassed Preston Albury for the girls crown. Kenneth Forbes of Preston Albury and David Nathan of NCA were the most valuable players among the boys and Tobias Turnquest of NGM won championship MVP. Edith Petitfere of Spanish Wells was the girls tournament MVP and Alicia Pinder, also of Spanish Wells, was the championship MVP. It is expected that high schools from both the public and private sector will put their softball skills to test in this prestigious tournament. Many senior teams that make up the various associations (fast pitch nament as their scouting ground. The BSF has appointed Leroy Thompson and Kelly Smith as tournament directors. About 175 trophies, medals and T-shirts will be presented to the participants. And computers will be awarded to the two top schools. Interested schools may con tact Leroy Thompson at Gov ernment High School (4566096) and Kelly Smith (3931231/456-2881). King Snake softball tourney starts today T T R R A A C C K K B B S S C C M M E E E E T T THE Baptist Sports Council is scheduled to hold the Rev Ellerston Smith Track and Field Classic at Thomas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium on Octo ber 30. Churches interested in participating are urged to submit their rosters to Ann Thompson at bahamastrack@hotmail.c om or Brent Stubbs at stubbobs@gmail.com or bstubbo@yahoo.com by Friday. A scratch meeting is set for 6pm Monday at the stadium. S S O O F F T T B B A A L L L L B B S S C C P P O O S S T T P P O O N N E E D D AS a result of the Bahamas Softball Federations annual Austin King Snake Knowles Invitational High School Softball Tournament at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex this weekend, the Baptist Sports Coun cil has postponed all games set for Saturday. The BSC is expected to resume play at Baillou Hills on November 6 due to the fact that the Rev Ellerston Smiths Track and Field Classic is set for October 30 at Thomas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium. The Tank versus The Real Deal rescheduled SPORTS IN BRIEF The game plan has not changed. Right now, I am in top shape. I have been working on the things we need to do to attack Holyfield like left hooks, counters and body shots. At 47, we do not feel as if he can take the body shots he took 10 years ago so it is something we look to capitalize on. Despite it all, I still look to lift the WBF Heavyweight Championship away from Holyfield and bring it back to the Bahamas. Sherman The Tank Williams BURKET DORSETT WBF heavyweight bout in early December EVANDER HOLYFIELD READY TO RUMBLE: Sherman Williams is all set to square off with Evander Holyfield for World Boxing Federation's heavyweight title in early December. Inter, Barcelona win while Raul equals goal record... See page 18