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plea ends in arrest

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practising despite ban

¢ Police probe $222,000
insurance fraud claims

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

A DISBARRED attorney’s
application to be reinstated by
the Bahamas Bar Association
ended in his arrest outside the
Supreme Court building in
Bank Lane yesterday.

Leon Smith had gone to the
Bar Association seeking to be
reinstated after he was dis-
barred in 2004, presenting the
missing accounting for $400,000
which had been missing from
the previous tribunal and result-
ed in him being fined and
struck off.

But as the hearing proceeded
before Bar Association presi-
dent Ruth Bowe-Darville and
the Bar Council, it emerged
that Mr Smith should face crim-
inal charges as he admitted he
had continued to practise as an
attorney after he had been dis-
barred.

It was also revealed that the
Criminal Detective Unit
(CDU) of police had been
called in to investigate claims
of insurance fraud reported by
a family who hired Mr Smith

BAHAMIAN-BRANDED GOODS NOW DOMINATING STRAW MARKET STALLS

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ARREST: Leon Smith outside
of court yesterday.

in 2005 and have yet to see a
penny of the $222,000 he
received on their behalf.
Marvel Swan struggled to
hold back the tears as she told
the council panel how her fam-
ily hired and paid Mr Smith
$10,000 to secure his services
after her mother was injured in

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Govt ‘very close
to selling BTC

PRIME Minister Hubert Ingraham
said yesterday the government is very
close to selling the Bahamas Telecom-
munications Company, but stressed
that no sale has been finalised as yet.

Mr Ingraham said that for a final
sale to go through it will have to gain
the majority approval of the House of
Assembly.

This requirement, he explained, was
installed so that all aspects of the sale
will be made available for the public to
know what is happening, and that
nothing would be done in "secret."

Mr Ingraham also added that at this
point, there are some key issues the
government and Cable and Wireless
are still negotiating, but he expects

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OUTBREAK: The body of a man who according to doctors died of cholera is carried into the morgue at the St. Nicholas hospital in Saint Marc,
Haiti, yesterday. An outbreak of cholera in rural central Haiti has killed at least 142 people and sickened hundreds more who overwhelmed the
hospital in Saint Marc seeking treatment. (AP)

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CORONER CLAIMS TABLOID NEWSPAPER USED
“INTENTIONAL LIES’ ABOUT DEATH INQUEST

designer bags remain
following arrests

STRAW vendors in Nassau seem
reluctant to sell counterfeit handbags
following the arrest of nine of their col-
leagues in New York on fake goods traf-
ficking charges.

In recent years, the Bay Street Straw
Market has bristled with fake designer
bags, leading many to fear traditional
Bahamian straw work was on the way
out.

However, a visit to the market yester-
day revealed that only a handful of fake
designer bags remain, and that stalls are
now packed with Bahamian-branded — if
not Bahamian-made — products.

The vendors were reluctant to say why
the change has taken place, although the
reports of the arrested straw workers is
an obvious factor.

Local laws only allow prosecution over
counterfeit goods if the owner of the
trademark issues a formal complaint,
and a source said the fact that Gucci and
Louis Vuitton have been seeking dam-
ages from the arrested vendors may have
struck fear into others.

The inventory change comes as Patri-
cia Hanna, one of the six remaining
straw vendors held in New York, was
released from jail and sentenced to time
served with a two-year supervised
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Hanna was one of nine straw vendors
arrested in New York on September 18,
charged in connected with purchasing
counterfeit hand bags. Three of the oth-
er vendors have since been released and
are back home. The other cases of Mar-

vette Ferguson, Marva Ferguson, Gayle
Rolle and Roshandra Rolle are expected

to be heard sometime next week.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said

the Consul General will continue to ;

monitor the situation.

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

CORONER William Camp-
bell criticised a local tabloid
“newspaper” yesterday as being
“shameless” and using “inten-
tional lies” about the inquest
into the death of Nicola
Williamson-Gibson to sell
papers.

He said the reports could not
go “unnoticed,” as “they were
so incorrect they amounted to
libel.”

The Punch reported on the
alleged testimony of Nicola’s
mother, Roevilla Williamson,
in its October 18 issue.

Mr Campbell read extracts
of the report, saying statements
attributed to Mrs Williamson
relating to the trip to the Vati-
can City, the character of
Father David Cooper, an inter-
ested party, and other “shock-
ing allegations” must have been
invented, as they were not said
in court.

As indicated by the coroner,
the Punch report stated: “A
playboy priest dated six girl
members of his church and
took them all on trips to see



NASSAU AND BAHAMA ISLANDS? LEADING NEWSPAPER

the Pope’s palace home at the
Vatican city in Rome, Italy,
coroner’s inquest heard.”

After producing a copy of
the court transcript, which he
said he reviewed, Mr Campbell
said the Punch’s comments
were “so extreme,” and the
matter went beyond “just inac-
curacy.”

The Punch alleged a suicide
note was left by Nicola. This,
Mr Campbell said, “is not true.”

The matter of the incident
being a suicide “is an issue in
the case,” however, reports that
a suicide note was a part of the
evidence presented to the jury
in the inquest “is untrue,” and
was never a part of the testi-
mony of Mrs Williamson.

“When there is such false
representation of the proceed-
ings of court, it affects all inter-
ested parties; it amounts to con-
tempt of court (and) brings the
proceedings into disrepute,”
said lawyer Alfred Sears, who is
representing the Catholic
Church.

He asked the coroner to
refer the matter to the Attorney
General in the interest of the

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Fogging exercises to

tackle mosquitoes
on Grand Bahama

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - In an effort
to control the pesky mosqui-
to population, the Depart-
ment of Environmental
Health has started fogging
exercises on Grand Bahama.

Bertha McPhee, chief envi-
ronmental health official in
Freeport, said fogging com-
menced in the West End area
last week, and will be carried
out in various areas through-
out the island.

“Because of the rain over
the last few weeks, we have

been seeing mosquitoes and
we want persons to ensure
that they do not leave con-
tainers with standing water
on their premises that would
encourage mosquito breed-
ing,” she said.

Ms McPhee said the
department tries to conduct
three applications of fogging
during the rainy season.

While speaking on the talk
show, ‘Talking Trash’ on
Love ’?97 FM, Ms McPhee
also addressed the problem
of indiscriminate dumping.

“We know that indiscrimi-
nate dumping is going on; we
know that there is illegal
dumping of sewerage and

Share your news

The Tribune wants to hear
from people who are
making news in their

neighbourhoods. Perhaps

you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
award.

If so, call us on 322-1986
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spent oil taking place on the

island,” she said.

Although she could not }
specifically identify an area }
where this is taking place, she }
said that offenders choose :

remote areas to dump refuse,
garbage and solid waste.

Ms McPhee is urging per-
sons to contact the depart- :
ment at 352-2930 352-5074 if }

they witness such dumping.

But, she said, witnesses
must be willing to go to the |

court.

“Without witnesses we }
have no case, and prosecu- }
tions of violators have not }
been as successful as we want :

them to be,” she said.

Ms McPhee said the penal- }
ty for violators is a fine of }
$1,000 in the first instance }
and up to six months impris- ;

onment.

“Tt is not our objective to
drag anyone before the }

courts in the first instance,

we would ask the violator to }
try and rectify the condition }
within a reasonable period of }
time, and if they don’t, then }
our alternative is to take }
them before the courts,” she ;

said.

possible.

She said persons who come }
forward to report violators }
are not given monetary }
rewards, but can receive a ;

letter of commendation.

“The government does not }
have funds available for mon- }
etary rewards, but the best }
reward is that you are safe- }
guarding environment for }

our children.

“Tt is our duty to ensure
that we leave something for }

next generation,” she said.

Places where 2011 — are being sold

Su Nan Shop, Bay Street

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

Food Fair, Spanish Wells, Bleuthera

Eadt Street South Bookstore, Rabingon Road

Bay Snack. East Bay Street
Super Value Food Stores
Mystical Fitness Gym

Logos Book Store, Harbour Bay Plaza

Modemistic Gardens, Medria Shapping Center
The Christian Book Shop, 5th Terrace Centerville
The Plait Lady, Marina Village Paradise Island

OVC Pharmacies

Book World & Stationers, Top of the Hill Mackey Street

Nassau Stationer Ltd, Ragetta Street

Old Nassau
T Shirt Factory





Letisha Henderson/BIS

RESTORATION: The Hansard Building on Bay Street and Bank Lane.

Hansard building repair
and restoration begins

NEARLY four months after the govern-
ment signed a $1,650,753 contract to repair
and restore the Hansard Building, work has

begun.

Public Works and Transport Minister
Neko Grant said the work will provide for
“improved” accommodation of the Judicial

Bank Lane and Bay Street, will be renovat-
ed to include a Supreme Court facility. The
work includes demolition of the first floor
and construction of a new extension for
washrooms.

The contract for the restoration and
repairs has been awarded to Coastline Con-

Ms McPhee said the ulti- }
mate objective of the depart- }
ment is to ensure that the }
community stays as clean as }

struction.
The project is expected to take 32 weeks
to complete.

Department’s staff through the addition of
one new courtroom and judge’s chambers.
The Hansard Building, which is located on



Man wanted for westioning

POLICE want to question
38-year-old Romeo Ramsey
in connection with a stealing
by reason of service issue.



Ramsey is described as hav-
ing a dark brown complexion,
is 5°8” tall, 180lbs and of
medium build.

His last known address is
in Carew Street.

He is considered armed and
dangerous.

If members of the public
have any information they can
contact Crime Stoppers on
328-8477.

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LOCAL NEWS



Bahamas ‘must move forward’ |
with Baha Mar resort project |

THE PLP believes it is vital
for the Bahamas to diversify
its tourism product by moving
forward with the Baha Mar
mega-resort project.

Presenting its definitive posi-
tion-paper on the development
at Gambier House on Thurs-
day night, the opposition party
said that while the deal is not
perfect, it is the country’s best
opportunity to bring sorely
needed “new life and activity”
to Cable Beach and New Prov-
idence as a whole.

Bain and Grants Town MP
Bernard Nottage, who pre-
sented the paper, said that all
things considered, “the long
term prospects, not only for
thousands of sustainable jobs,
but for opportunities for ambi-
tious and talented Bahamians
through entrepreneurship, are
enormous and the PLP sup-
ports this project subject to the
conditions and reservations
that we have been careful to
enunciate in this statement.”

He added: “There is nothing
else on the economic horizon
that even remotely promises to
generate the level of employ-
ment opportunity and eco-
nomic stimulus that the Baha
Mar project is poised to pro-
vide.”

Crisis

The PLP’s paper emphasised
the affects of the global eco-
nomic crisis on all aspects of
the Bahamian economy,
including tourism. However,
according to the PLP, the
tourism industry’s woes have a
much longer history.

Dr Nottage said: “It should
be very clear, even to the most
casual of observers that for
almost two decades the tourism
product of the Bahamas has
been in the doldrums. Since
1994 when Sun was established
in the Bahamas, the entire Nas-
sau/Paradise Island tourism
product has been dependent to
a very large degree on the
Atlantis brand.”

He said that to many,
Atlantis is now the only desti-
nation in the Bahamas.

While adding that Atlantis
has obviously been good for
the Bahamas, be pointed out
that New Providence and par-
ticularly the Cable Beach strip
is now “virtually on life sup-
port and that is bad news for
the Bahamas and it is safe for



BAHA MAR POSITION:
Dr Bernard Nottage

one to predict that in the long
run this will hurt the Ministry
of Tourism’s overall marketing
thrust to get tourists to the
Bahamas”.

He said the situation also has
a detrimental effect on pricing
and will ultimately make the
Bahamas far too expensive for
the average traveller.

“In short, a virtual monopoly
has been created with only one
beneficiary. As a consequence,
many visitors to Nassau leave
disappointed as they believe
that there is a shortage of expe-
riences.

“This does not bode well for
return visitors. This is hurting
the Bahamian tourism indus-
try and the economic spin-offs
that would normally have
flowed to the average man and
woman through taxis, sale of
products, shopping, dining and
nightlife are now lost and are
concentrated in a single loca-
tion,” Dr Nottage said.

“Even those visitors who
stay at other resorts or who
come on cruise ships are being
lured through tours to Atlantis
which has become an attrac-
tion.

“The down side of this is that
the perception has been creat-
ed that it is the only product
and that Nassau/Cable Beach is
an inferior destination. This is a
view that is shared by Bahami-
ans. It is a dangerous percep-
tion and could ultimately lead
to the ruination of our overall
tourism product that has been
built up so successfully over the

last one hundred or so years.”

Dr Nottage said this realisa-
tion is what caused the PLP
while in government to lobby
“so hard” for an alternative
product on Cable Beach.

“Not only would Baha Mar
provide a robust competition
to Atlantis but it would do
much to revitalise some parts
of the city, such as Bay Street
and western New Providence.

“But more to the point, if
four or five new hotels were to
be built on Cable Beach it
would increase the level of vis-
itor arrivals and spending with
the subsequent uptick in
employment and other spin-
offs.

The statement noted but
failed to comment on concerns
that the Bahamas may not be
able to attract sufficient visi-
tors to meet the increase in
hotel rooms, leading to a situa-
tion in which both Baha Mar
and Atlantis suffer.

The PLP said it favours a
final Baha Mar deal which:

¢ Maximises the participa-
tion of Bahamian construction
and related labour including
both skilled and unskilled
workers.

¢ Minimises foreign con-
struction labour content to that
which is required for the suc-
cessful completion of the pro-
ject.

¢ Ensures training and skills
transfer for Bahamian workers
throughout the project.

¢ Ensures that Bahamians
are trained and available for
permanent jobs at the resort.

e¢ Ensures there will be a
myriad of opportunities for
Bahamian entrepreneurs to
benefit from in the resort.

In terms of the foreign
labour component, the PLP
said the maximum estimated
figure of 8,150 Chinese workers
over the life of the project
seems like a large number, but
when the $2.5 billion invest-
ment is considered, this is actu-
ally less in relative terms than
the 3,000 foreign workers for
Atlantis, “in relation to a total
construction cost of around $1
billion for Kerzner.”

It added: “Such research as
has been done suggests that it
will be difficult to find the req-
uisite number of Bahamian
skilled construction tradesmen
to complete the project within
the 42 - 44 month schedule that
has been set for completion of
construction.”

Bahamian-born ex-US football
player faces caning in Singapore

SINGAPORE

A FORMER Florida State University foot-
ball player may become the first American in
16 years to be caned in Singapore after he
overstayed his visa, his lawyer said Thursday,
according to Associated Press.

Kamari Charlton, who was a reserve tight
end for Florida State from 1992 to 1996, was
arrested Sept. 1 when he attempted to leave
the city-state 169 days after his 90-day social
visit pass expired, attorney M. Ravi said.

Charlton, who was born in the Bahamas
and owns a construction company there, was in
Singapore while his wife received medical care
for pregnancy complications, Ravi said. It was
not clear why Charlton and his wife chose Sin-
gapore for medical treatment.

Staying in Singapore more than 90 days
after the end of a visa is punishable with a
maximum jail term of six months and at least

three cane strokes.

The Attorney General's office declined to
comment on the case. A judge is to meet with
lawyers from both sides in a pretrial conference

Friday.

If found guilty, Charlton would be the first
American citizen caned in Singapore since
1994, when teenager Michael Fay was pun-

ished for vandalism.

In Washington, U.S. State Department

spokesman Mark Toner confirmed Charlton's
detention. He told reporters the case was still

in pre-trial status and was being closely mon-
itored by the U.S. Embassy which was pro-
viding consular assistance.

Asked about caning, Toner said: "Well, we

feel it's not an appropriate form of punish-

ment.

“This is something we've made clear in our
human rights report and also something we've
conveyed to the government of Singapore in
our bilateral discussions."

The Southeast Asian country boasts one
of the lowest violent crime rates and highest
standards of living in the world, but human
rights groups often criticize the government for
severe punishments, such as a mandatory death

penalty for drug traffickers. Singapore also

year.

reiterated a ban on the sale of chewing gum
and announced a crackdown on littering this

Earlier this year, Oliver Fricker of Switzer-

land was sentenced to five months in jail and
three cane strokes for breaking into a train
depot with an accomplice and spray painting

subway cars. Fricker later appealed his sen-

jail term.

tence and a judge added two months to his

People who are caned are strapped to a

wooden frame and lashed across the bare but-

tocks with a long rattan stick.

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The party said the govern-
ment must ensure that the
workers brought in do not have
criminal records, are not car-
tying diseases, and that they
leave after their work is done.

In preparation for the pro-
ject, the PLP said, a pro-
gramme should be initiated
immediately to train as many
Bahamian construction work-
ers in the variety of trades
needed for this and other pro-
jects going forward, “and that a
National Certification Pro-
gramme be developed so that
the number of verifiable skilled
tradesmen can be permanently
increased.”

Opportunity

The party said the govern-
ment and union leaders must
ensure that Bahamians who are
able and willing to work are
given an opportunity to do so.

“However, Bahamians must
fully appreciate that incompe-
tence, insubordination, absen-
teeism and a sub-standard
work ethic will not be tolerat-
ed.”

The party added: “We fur-
ther urge the prime minister to
discontinue playing politics
with this project, which, suc-
cessfully implemented will help
to revitalise the tourism indus-
try.

“His recent flip-flopping on
so many of the conditions of
this project is reason for much
alarm and uncertainty among
hotel workers and among
potential investors.

“The disregard which he has
expressed for world class hotel
operators in respect of those
who were recently announced
as potential partners with Baha
Mar in this project would not
inspire their confidence.”

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St. Lucia to open its
first casino in January

: CASTRIES, St. Lucia

THE tourism minister

i for St. Lucia says the
i Caribbean island's first
? casino will open for busi-
? ness in January, according
i to Associated Press.

Allen Chastanet says it

will be operated by Trea-
? sury Bay Corp. of Biloxi,
i Mississippi.

He said Friday that the

casino will have 350 slot
i machines and 14 gaming

"GCastrol's anti-
oxidants, detergents
and dispersants
provide unsurpassed
protection against
thermal breakdown,"

tables.

It will be inside a new
mall at Gros Islet on the
northern end of the
island.

The casino is one of sev-
eral projects the govern-
ment has pursued seeking
to revive its tourism indus-
try.
The business has been
rebounding from the glob-
al recession, showing a 16
percent increase in visitor
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010, PAGE 5







OCAL NEWS



Christie: Baha Mar developer should
get same treatment as Atlantis boss

OPPOSITION LEADER
Perry Christie called on
Hubert Ingraham to treat
Baha Mar developer Sarkis
Ismirlian as well as he treats
Atlantis Boss Sol Kerzner.

Speaking at the presenta-
tion of the PLP’s position-
paper on Baha Mar, Mr
Christie said the two men are
deserving of the same level of
respect.

He said: “I do not know
what Sarkis Ismirlian ever did
to the prime minister to
deserve the kind of humiliat-
ing treatment that has been
meted out to him in public,
time and time again, by Prime
Minister Ingraham. It is
wrong.

“Mr Ismirlian is deserving
of respect, even when we have

Opposition leader says PM
‘humiliated’ Sarkis Ismirlian

to disagree with him. It is high
time, then, that the prime min-
ister starts talking to Sarkis
Ismirlian the same way he
always talks to Sol Kerzner.”

Mr Christie went on to say
that the Bahamas doesn’t
have “a hope in hell” of being
taken seriously by investors,
especially in very difficult
times, if Mr Ingraham contin-
ues to change the “rules of
engagement” with investors
and continues to believes in
“negotiation-by-press-confer-
ence”.

He said: “You cannot be



calling press conferences to
tell investors what they must
do in order to win your
favour. You cannot be telling
them one thing in private and
then call a press conference
to lay down a whole new set
of conditions they have to
meet, and then when they
meet those conditions, you
then call yet another press
conference to lay down a
whole new set of pre-condi-
tions yet again. That is harm-
ful our country’s reputation.
Itis not a wise way to conduct
diplomacy. Besides it is a fun-

damentally unfair way to treat
those who are attempting in
good faith to make a major
investment in our country.”
Mr Christie added that
there is no use in Pume Min-
ister Ingraham, who left for
China on Friday, trying to
negotiate a new deal with the
Chinese government, which
through the China Export-
Import Bank is funding the
Baha Mar deal, unless Mr
Ismirlian and his group are at
the same negotiating table.
“There needs to be a tri-
partite approach to this. Sim-
ple logic and plain, good sense
demand it. Suppose the PM
negotiates a new deal that the
Ismirlians cannot or will not
live with. What then? What
would he have accomplished

then? In that case, one foot
forward would have been tak-
en followed by two steps back-
ward, That makes no kind of
sense.

“I therefore call upon the
PM to invite representatives
of the Baha Mar Group to
join his meeting with the Chi-
nese in China. It is, after all,
Baha Mar’s project. It seems
only sensible and logical and
appropriate to have the pro-
ject owners at the table too so
that everything can be settled
all at the same time.

Mr Christie went on to say
that the Baha Mar project
camnot be evaluated in isola-
tion from the “extremely dif-
ficult economic circum-
stances” in which the country
finds itself at the moment.

“This is the worst it has
been in decades. The level of
human suffering is intolerable
and threatens the social sta-
bility of our country. Unem-
ployment, in particular, is at a
painfully high level. Capital
inflows have been extremely
sparse and spare in recent
times, especially in the tourism,
sector.

“As a result, new employ-
ment opportunities for dis-
placed workers, recent sec-
ondary school-leavers and col-
lege graduates are few and far
between. These conditions of
acute distress in our country
oblige us to embrace the Baha
Mar Project. It is, in a very
teal sense, the only new sub-
stantial ray of sunshine that
has presented itself.”



Launch of South Andros Farmers’ Association



By GLADSTONE
THURSTON

BAHAMAS Agricultural
and Industrial Corporation’s
three-mile farm road through
Duncombe’s Coppice in South
Andros has reached the fertile
pine forest.

And, in anticipation of the
opportunities it may bring, the
South Andros Farmers' Asso-
ciation has been formed, head-
ed by Bridget Lloyd.

“Androsians are excited

about the prospects of new
frontiers being opened, creat-
ing new opportunities for those
who want to return home to
live and work,” said BAIC
executive chairman Edison
Key.

“South Andros needs a shot
in the arm. With all its poten-
tial, it is just sitting there doing
nothing. Hopefully BAIC can
be the catalyst for getting it
moving.”

Mr Key and his executive
team inspected the work on






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tor Wayde Forbes of Driggs
Hill Machinery to formalise
completion of the project.

General manager Benjamin
Rahming and assistant general
managers Judith Thompson
(land) and Arnold Dorsett
(agriculture), as well as investor
Paul Baker accompanied him.

“Some additional work needs
to be done to complete the road
so that it becomes usable to
support the project we are try-
ing to achieve — providing agri-
culture land for the local farm-
ers,” said Mr Key.

The contractor, Mr Forbes,
said he had to work through
extremely rugged terrain and
negotiate a 70-foot elevation
before descending into the vast
pine forest.

“Once you get over the hill
you are into thousands and
thousands of acres of good agri-
cultural land which we hope to
utilise for the South Andros
agriculture initiative,” Mr Key
said.

The plan is for BAIC to
obtain from the government a
sufficient portion of the land,
have it subdivided it into man-
ageable plots and leased to
farmers “at a reasonable rate,”
he explained.

Land also will be made avail-
able for livestock rearers, with
assistance with land prepara-
tion being provided through a
BAIC programme.

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LOCAL NEWS

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HUNDREDS of support-
ers celebrated the 30th
anniversary of the Grand
Bahama Children’s Home in
the Grand Ballroom at Our
Lucaya last Friday.

The ballroom was trans-
formed for the anniversary
event, entitled “Memories —
A String of Pearls” — offering
the venue for a black, white
and pearl celebration com-
plete with a video tribute and
entertainment.

“What a wonderful way to
celebrate the important work
done at the home for the past
30 years,” said Sheila Smith,
executive committee member
at the Grand Bahama Chil-
dren’s Home (GBCH).

“We are so grateful for the
spectacular turnout. We have
received tremendous support
from the Grand Bahama
community and, of course,
from our patron Lady Joan
Foulkes, Loretta Butler-Turn-
er, Minister of State for Social
Development, and Atlanta
General Consul Kay Smith
who all travelled to Freeport
to help make the evening a
success,” said Ms Smith.

Guests also got a chance to
win art from Chantal YE
Bethel and Claudette Dean,
jewellery pieces and a many
other prizes in the evening’s
grand raffle.

“We have always said that
it takes a village to raise a
child. Tonight, so many in our
community did just that by
coming together to have a
wonderful time and, more
importantly, to support the
efforts that are so needed at
the home,” said Geneva
Rutherford, executive com-
mittee member.

The committee said it was
overwhelmed by the generos-
ity of the community — par-
ticularly at a time when there
are significant economic chal-
lenges and hardships.

Supporters purchased tick-
ets, donated gifts, services and
money — all of which will
directly help the home meet
the significant shortfall in
funds to cover operational
expenses, the committee
members said.

“We thank everyone for
the great support and we
assure you all of it will go to
continuing to provide a safe
haven for abused, neglected
and abandoned children — as
has been done for over 2,000
little boys and girls in the past
30 years,” said Mrs Ruther-
ford.

The Children’s Home com-
mittee said it is grateful to all
of the corporations that con-
tributed to the event.

“In particular, the tremen-

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dous support from Our
Lucaya made it one of the
home’s best events ever. We
are so thankful to the Our
Lucaya team who worked
tirelessly to put together a
wonderful evening. From the
delicious and plentiful food
and the delectable desserts to
all of the meetings and plans
to bring it all together, Our
Lucaya has been a wonderful
partner,” said Jean Hivert,
executive committee member.

PARTY: It was definitely a party scene in the Our Lucaya
Ballroom for the 30th Anniversary of the Grand Bahama
Children’s Home. Karen Bain Ferguson was the event's
emcee. The dance floor was packed with the hundreds of
supporters. Even Lady Foulkes showed attendees how
the “get funky” on the floor.

<< MEMORIES: Just before a video about the history of the
home was played, Freeport Players Guild’s leading lady Dalia
Feldman performed the song “Memories” for the attendees.

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Grant’s Town Wesley Methodist

(Baillou Hill Rd & Chapel Street) PO Box CB-13046

The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427
(www. gtwesley.org)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2010

7:00 a.m. Rev. Philip Stubbs/Bro, Andre Bethel
10:00 a.m. Women’s Fellowship Anniversary Service
7:00 p.m. Women’s Fellowship

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TRIBUTE: Cheryl Rolle, vice-president of the Surgical Suite Sister Sis-
ter Breast Cancer Support Group; Jason Springer, president of Pin-
nacle Seekers Toastmasters Club 1513325, and Andrea Sweeting,
president of the Surgical Suite Sister Sister.

Toastmasters hold tribute
to breast cancer survivors

A TRIBUTE to breast
cancer survivors was held
this week by the Pinnacle
Seekers Toastmasters Club
1513325.

Senator Jerome Fitzger-
ald was one of the guests
and he took the opportu-
nity to pay tribute to his
wife Zarinna Fitzgerald in
a very emotional presen-
tation, the club’s president
Jason Springer said.

Also in attendance was
Minister of Housing Ken-
neth Russell who is an
honorary member of Pin-
nacle Seekers.

Mr Springer said the
evening was filled with tes-
timonials, musical selec-
tions and tributes by fami-
ly members of survivors.

Other guests included
Englerston MP Glenys

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SENATOR Jerome Fitzgerald
making a tribute to his wife.

Hanna-Martin, Garden
Hills MP Brensil Rolle and
Elizabeth MP Ryan Pin-
der.

The event was a very
successful one, Mr
Springer said.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010, PAGE 7

LOCAL NEWS



THE TRIBUNE

sports

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23,

Ut

STATISTICS



THE New Providence
Softball Association released
its final individual statistics
for the 2010 regular season.
The stats were released as
the NPSA get set for its best-
of-seven championship
series at the Baillou Hills
Sporting Complex.

Below is a look at the list
of winners:

LADIES’ DIVISIONAL
TOP PLAYERS
- Batting Champion (average
513): Raquel Cooper of
Proper Care Pool Sharks
- Most Hits (22): Dornette
Edwards of Pineapple Air
Wildcat
- Most Runs Batted In (18):
Dornette Edwards of Wild-
cats
- Most Home Runs (4): Thela
Johnson of Sharks and
Jeanette Hilton of Wildcats
- Most Runs Scored (26):
Thela Johnson of Sharks
- Most Base on Balls
Received (13): Thela John-
son of Sharks
- Most Stolen Bases (7):
Krystal Delancy of Sigma
Bracketts
- Best Pitcher: Marvell Miller
of Wildcats - Most Wins (10),
lowest earned run average
(2.82) and most strikeouts
(44)
- Most Valuable Player:
Thela Johnson of Sharks -
5th in batting average .455;
3rd in most hits (20); 2nd in
runs batted in (17); 7-3 win-
loss record as a pitcher.
- Manager of the Year:
Mario Ford of Bommer G.
Operators which finished in
3rd place with 7-9 win-loss
record.

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MEN’S DIVISIONAL
TOP PLAYERS

- Batting Champion (aver-
age .571): Van "Lil Joe"
Johnson of Commando
Security Truckers

- Most Hits (24): Van "Lil
Joe" Johnson, Truckers

- Most Runs Batted In (25):
Keiron Munroe of Dorin Unit-
ed Hit-Men

- Most Home Runs (5): Sher-
man Ferguson of Dorin Unit-
ed and Jamiko Sands of
Freedom Farm Horsemen

- Most Runs Scored (31):
Van "Lil Joe" Johnson, Truck-
ers

- Most Stolen Bases (9):
Lavaugh Munroe of Y-II
Shipping New Breed

- Best Pitcher: Eugene Pratt
of New Breed - Most Wins
(10), 3rd in earned run aver-
age (2.52) and 2nd in Most
Strikeouts (65)

- Most Batters Strikeouts
(67): Alcott Forbes of Dorin
United

- Most Valuable Player -
Keiron Munroe of Dorin Unit-
ed - 5th in batting average
438; 2nd in most hits (21)
and base on balls (12); 3rd in
stolen bases (6), most runs
scored (24) and in home
runs (3); 7-0 win-loss record
as a pitcher and led league
with lowest earned run aver-
age (1.95).

- Manager of the Year: Mar-
tin "Pork" Burrows Sr. of Y-II
Shipping New Breed, 3rd
place finish with 12-4 win-
loss record.



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SECTION

Event set to take
place Oct. 25-30
at the Fox Hill
Basketball Courts

By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

TO honour a man that has been a
vital icon in its community for
decades, one church will use the sport
he used as a vehicle to reach young
men of the area.

St. Paul’s Baptist Church will hon-
our Deacon Eddie Rahming, Chair-
man of the Deacon Board, Minister of
Music, and former Head Coach of
the Fox Hill Nangoes/Smirnoff Nan-
goes by hosting the Eddie "Marker"
Rahming Evangelistic Basketball
Tournament.

The tournament takes place Mon-
day October 25th to Saturday Octo-
ber 30th at the Fox Hill Basketball
Courts on Fox Hill Road, beginning
each night at 7pm.

Reverend George Bodie, Head of
the Men’s Ministry at St. Paul's, said
the tournament is just one means of
showing appreciation to a man that
has made an indelible impact on the
Fox Hill community.

"This tournament is a special one
because we will honour a man, a leg-
end, a deacon of our church and the
former coach of the Fox Hill Saints
and the Fox Hill Nangoes, Eddie

2010



St. Paul's Baptist Church to host
tourney for Eddie ‘Marker’ Rahming





Volleyball
legends put
on a show

See pg 10



PICTURED L-R: Patrick "Soft Touch" McLenzie, Minister George Bodie (President of The Men Fellowship), Bernard Frazier (Pub-
lic Relations Office/ Go-Organiser) and Coach Stanford Davis (President of D Stanford Sporting Ministries and Event Organiser).

“Marker” Rahming. The opening is
expecting to be a great, joyful sound
as the marching band and the Fox
Hill Congoes will take part in the
opening ceremonies," he said, "As a
coach he has helped many young men
to find their purpose in life, as a build-
ing contractor, some of the players
even went as far as to work for him.
He helped them not to go astray and

kept them on the straight and nar-
TOW way."

Bodie said his organisation felt the
need to find an alternative means of
reaching a community of young men
in need of guidance.

"The men’s ministry of St. Paul’s
came up with this tournament to hon-
our a man and to point out to the
community that you can make a pos-

itive contribution to nation building
through sports and in the same vain,
molding young lives to keep them
from falling through the cracks.

We need strong men like Eddie
Marker Rahming who saw young men
with some talent and point them in a
positive direction," he said, "Some of

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DIGGING IN: A player from Spanish Wells senior boys softball team attempts to bunt.

BSF begins
Austin Knowles
softball tourney

By BRENT STUBBS
Tribune Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

AFTER a one day delay because of
the inclement weather, the Bahamas
Softball Federation kicked off its
annual Austin Knowles Invitational
High School Softball Toumnament yes-
terday at the Baillou Hills Sporting
Complex.

Tournament Co-organiser Leroy
Thompson said as a result of not being
able to play any games on Thursday,
they had to adjust the boys division,
splitting them up into two pools.

In pool one are Jordan Prince
Williams, Government High, North
Andros, Nassau Christian Academy,
Central Eleuthera and Anatol
Rodgers.

Pool two comprises of NGM High
out of Long Island, Doris Johnson,
Preston Albury High from Eleuthera,
CV Bethel, Spanish Wells from
Eleuthera and Charles W. Saunders.

The six girls teams will play in a

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round robin format. They are Jordan
Prince Williams, Government High,
North Andros, Nassau Christian
Academy, Central Eleuthera and
Anatol Rodgers.

* Here’s a summary of some of the
games played yesterday:

CENTRAL ELEUTHERA 7
GOVERNMENT HIGH 4

Sheldon Neymour went 2-for4 with
four RBI and two runs scored to lead
Eleuthera. He had a solo home run in
the first inning and a two-run shot in
a six-run fourth.

Shaquille Delancy helped out by
going 1-for-2 with an RBI and
Kendrick Davis was 1-for-3 with an
RBI and run scored.

Jeffrey Bethel fired a two-hitter,
striking out six for the win. Winston
Hanna suffered the loss on seven hits
with three strike outs.

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SPORTS





BIG SMASH: Brenda Wert goes up for a spike over the defence of Rommel Knowles in the Legends All-Star game.

Volleyball legends put on a show

By BRENT STUBBS
Tribune Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

THEY aged a bit. That was obvi-
ous. But they didn’t seem to have
missed much of a beat when they
played.

For those who showed up on
Thursday night at the Kendal Isaacs
Gymnasium, the Legends came out
and put on a show in the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture’s Hall of
Fame game.

It was back to basics as some of
the players from yesteryear played
the old version of the scoring sys-
tem where they had to work for
every point they got.

The game brought back a lot of
fond memories as icon Tom ‘the
Bird’ Grant, the country’s first inter-
national certified referee, was back
on the stand as the head referee.

The only problem was the men
played against the women, which
was quite a mismatch. The scores
indicated it too. 15-5 and 15-4. You
guessed it — in favour of the men.

Nostalgia

“It was nice to be back out there
again,” said famed administrator,
coach and player Leslie ‘Russia’
Cartwright, who once again led the
attack in a familiar position in the
winner’s circle. “The ladies played
well, but I think they forgot that they
were playing against the All-Star
men. So just as how we beat them
when we were younger, nothing
changed.”

Their passing was not as fluent
and, at times, the sets were not ade-
quately played. But give players like
Romel Knowles and Cartwright and
his brother Craig ‘Sauce’ Cartwright,
along with David ‘Scully’ Bullard
some credit for getting up high
enough to drive in some spikes.

It did help that the men had some
assistance from Dan Girleanu, a for-
mer Romanian national team player
now a FIVB Technical Director in
Barbados, who was in town to con-
duct a coaching clinic and assist with
the junior national training pro-
gramme.

To go along with all of that, the
men got some nice flicks from Joseph
‘Joey’ Demeritte, who was able to
trick the women by pushing it over
on the second play rather than going
for the three.

The women just simply lacked a

consistent setter to keep their rallies
going.

‘When it wasn’t Brenda Wert, it
was Cora Hepburn, Kimly Saunders,
Margaret Albury or Joyce Minus,
who managed to come through in
spurts.

“It feels just like the old days,”
said Hepburn, who only a few years
ago actively retired from the sport. “I
told them that I was ready to play a
couple more sets.

“It was fun playing against the
guys. But I think they actually took
advantage of us. But we were able to
stay in the game with our passing.
That was our strength.”

Barbara Knowles, Wendy Jack-
man-Burrows and Dr. Pattie Symon-
ette tried their best to help out in
that area.

As for the men, Oswald Moore
and John Ferguson gave as much
assistance as they could. But it was a
good thing that they had a little bit of
reserve on the bench as Ferguson
had to be taken out before they took
him off with dehydration.

Before the night was done, the
NPVA hosted the current players in
Ladies and Men’s All-Star games.

In the ladies game, the President’s
team prevailed with a 25-19, 25-12
decision over the Vice President. In
the first set, the Presidents had to
rally from a 9-3 decision to go up 15-
12 and they never looked back.

Their experience was a little too
much for the younger Vice Presi-
dent’s squad to handle. It showed in
the second set when the Presidents
opened a quick 9-0 lead and they
were never challenged.

Anastacia Moultrie led the way
with eight points for the Presidents,
who also got four points from Krystel
Rolle and another three from Camil-
la Miller.

Tamaz Thompson had five points
to pace the Vice Presidents and she
was assisted by Shatia McPhee and
Tia Charlow.

The men’s game was a little more
balanced as the Presidents took the
first set 28-26, only to lose the second
27-25 to the Vice Presidents in their
split.

Shedrick Forbes had nine points
for the Presidents, while Glen Rolle
added six. Byron Ferguson paced the
Vice Presidents with a game high 10
points. Muller Petit and Prince Wil-
son both had eight and Tony Simon
chipped in with four.

¢ The NPVA will continue its reg-
ular season action on Sunday at 1:30
p.m.

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STILL CHAMPIONS: Female participants in the Legends game are back row Florence Rolle, Joyce Minus, Margaret Albury,
Kimly Saunders and Brenda Wert. Front row are Cora Hepburn, Barbara Knowles and Dr. Pattie Symonette.



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BIRD’S EYE: Tom ‘the Bird’ Grant offi-
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Softball Tourney

FROM page nine

Lance Thompson had a perfect 2-
for-2 day with two runs in a losing
effort.

SPANISH WELLS 22
PRESTON ALBURY O

Austin Pinder went 2-for-3 with
five RBI and three runs scored,
including a two-run single in their
five-run second inning and a two-
run double in their 16-run third to
lead Eleuthera in the shutout.

Trent Pinder assisted with a 1-for-
4 production, driving in a run and
scoring another, while Danny Tador
was 1-for-1 with two RBI and arun
scored.

Kaston Pinder was the winning
pitcher. Dencil Pratt was tagged with
the loss.

NORTH ANDROS 12
TO DISCUSS STORIES

ANATOL RODGERS 2
Sheriek Roberts was 1-for-1 with
two RBI and two runs scored and
Fernando Colebrooke went 1-for-1
with a run scored for North Andros.
Jonathan Scavella threw a three-
hitter with three strike outs for the
win and Kelson Clarke gave up just
two hits with a strike out for the loss.

NGM 12
CV BETHEL 5

Laron Taylor was 1-for-3 with an
RBI and two runs scored and Justin
Pratt was 1-for-1 with two runs to
spark Long Island to victory.

Tobius Pratt picked up the win on
a three-hitter with 10 strike outs and
Keanu Thompson suffered the loss
on two hits with four strike outs.

Zhavargo Archer went 1-for-2
with an RBI and run scored and
Roberto Larrimore was 1-for-3 with
an RBI and a run scored in a losing
effort.

JORDAN PRINCE WILLIAMS 5

NASSAU CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 4

Stephen Russell got on base ona
fielder’s choice and he eventually
scored the winning run on another
for Jordan Prince Williams.

Russell finished with a 1-for-3 day

‘Marker’

FROM page nine

our young men in our society seem
like they have lost direction, some
are hooked on drugs, some just
want to do crime, but we as men
must try hard to ensure that we
make an impact as we go along so
that young men can be motivated
and inspire to be like Marker."

Some of the Markers' former
players such as Jimmy Clarke, Gar-
land Humes, Pat McKenzie, Par
Rolle, Kevin Moe McDonald, will
be on hand to lend support to the
tournament.

McKenzie said it was the tute-
lage under Rahming and his days

with two runs scored and Leon
Forbes was 1-for-2 with a run
scored.

Aaron Cash picked up the win on
a four-hitter with seven strike outs.
Allan Adderley got the loss.

with the Nangoes which turned
him into one of the leading players
in the country, and he featured in
several exhibition contests with
NBA talents at Mychal Thompson
basketball camps.

"Marker saw potential in me at a
young age. It was not until I start-
ed playing with him and for the
Nangoes that I became more seri-
ous and got in depth with the
game," he said, “He took my game
to another level and I became a
real impact player in the local
league. Marker was a disciplinari-
an, he taught you how to be a play-
er and a man."

McKenzie recalled the manner
in which Rahming used the game
to teach more than basketball
lessons to his players.

Jared Saunders went 1-for-1 with
an RBI and a run scored and Rich-
mond Maycock was 1-for-2 with an
RBI.

* The tournament will continue
today, starting at 9am.

“He was like a father figure to us
and he really kept the team togeth-
er, bonded like a family. We had
6am practices, especially when we
were preparing for a big game, and
me the rest of the starting five
missed practice for some reason.
The next game, although it was a
big game for us, Marker benched
the entire starting five," he said,
“We got blown away of course but
to him that did not matter, he was
trying to teach us a valuable lesson
about discipline and it tells you a
fot about him as a coach and as a
man."

Each night of the tournament
will feature special performances,
lectures from community figures
and entertainment between con-
tests.





THE TRIBUNE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010, PAGE 11



Disbarred lawyer’s
plea ends in arrest

FROM page one

a car accident and died of her
injuries.

However, the insurance to
cover her mother’s hospital
and other expenses was never
paid to the family who have
been stuck with over $100,000
of mounting debts.

They reported the matter
to CDU in 2008 and learned
Mr Smith had received the
funding.

“We have doctors and
everybody coming to us for
money, but this money has
not been paid to anybody and
we have had no help,” Ms
Swan said.

“How can he even sit here
and talk about giving him a
chance to mess up the next
family?”

A CDU officer escorted Mr
Smith to Central Police Sta-
tion in East Street after he left
the court, and Assistant Com-
missioner of Police Glenn
Miller said officers had been
looking for him for some time
in connection with a charge
of insurance fraud.

In court Mr Smith had tried
to attribute blame to his
employee Mr Moxey, now
deceased.

But Ms Swan assured the
council that it was Mr Smith
who they had hired and had
most of their dealings.

“You are standing there
lying on Mr Moxey and it nev-
er really was Mr Moxey, it
was always you,” Ms Swan
said to him.

Her testimony followed a
summary of complaints from
Colina General’s Imperial
Life, which resulted in crimi-
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A representative for Colina
told the council how Mr Smith
incurred over $2.5 million in
losses for Imperial Life by
obtaining mortgages for him-
self and clients, while acting as
attorney for Imperial Life in
the negotiations.

Although Smith, Smith and
Co received funds, and Mr
Smith promised to pay Impe-
rial Life, the council was told
that he did not, and subse-
quent legal action is still con-
tinuing.

Mr Smith was not able to
produce evidence to the con-
trary.

Colina reported their com-
plaints about Mr Smith to the
Bar Association in 2004, but
the company was informed
Mr Smith had already been
disbarred, the council heard.

Colina’s spokeswoman said:
“The consideration for this
council is the protection of the
public, and it is for the greater
good of society that the Bar
must decide whether or not
it’s for the good of society to
allow Mr Smith to practise.

“And Colina Insurance says
he should not be allowed to
practise again because these
are offences, acts of dishon-
esty and we have not been
able to recover this money.”

The Bar Association’s
council also raised the matter
of Senior Justice Lyons’ 2003
Supreme Court judgment
over the quieting of land in
the Pinewood Gardens area
which Mr Smith was found to
have fraudulently secured on
behalf of John Sands.

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dence emerged during the
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Mr Smith was represented
by Milton Evans yesterday as
he appealed to the council to
be reinstated after eight years,
arguing he had only been
missing accounting records
now completed by indepen-
dent accountant Jeffrey Bene-
by.
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to several other complaints
logged by the Bar Association
president, before she asked
what else he had done to
rehabilitate himself, and the
additional allegations came to
light.

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Mosko said: “You have made
a number of statements this
afternoon which clearly indi-
cate that you are practising,
and you have come before
this panel asking for rein-
statement.

“The president asked you
at the very beginning what
you have done to rehabilitate,
but the rehabilitation I don’t
see.

“Secondly, you are clearly
in contravention of the law
and are asking to be made
whole.

“Contravention of these
sections is a criminal offence
punishable by fine and also
by imprisonment.

“T have a very hard time lis-
tening to what is going on and
you asking us to reinstate you
when you have admitted
before this panel, unknow-
ingly or not, that you are still
practising.”

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that if all goes well, a Mem-
orandum of Understanding
will be signed by mid-
November, with the actual
transaction of the sale of the
51 per cent of the corpora-
tion taking place several
months after that.

In terms of the much-pub-
licised redundancies the
unions have been fearing,
Mr Ingraham said it is his
intention that no one will be
terminated from BTC as a
requirement for the sale to
go through.

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ment will make available
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who wish to leave the com-
pany at their own discre-
tion.

However, he said staff
should not expect what the

government previously
offered when they first
sought to privatise BTC, as
the funds simply are not
available.

Mr Ingraham did not give
a sale price for the corpora-
tion, but said the offer from
Cable and Wireless was
"fair."

FROM page one

court. He said he would advise his client with
respect to the matter of libel.

Mrs Williamson also objected to reports in
The Punch, claiming her daughter was also the
victim of libel.

The circumstances surrounding Nicola’s death
four years ago is the subject of the investigation.
The 35-year-old hotel worker was found dead
following a fire at her Faith Avenue home on the
morning of July 21, 2006.

The court was set to hear testimony from
Father Cooper yesterday. The priest is considered
an interested party in the case. It was established
in an earlier hearing that Father Cooper was in a
relationship with Nicola at the time of her death.

The court also previously established that
Father Cooper visited her on the evening prior to
her death, at which time he ate food that was
prepared by her.

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Family Church and it is “presumed to be some-
what connected.”

Father Cooper was represented by attorneys
for the first time at yesterday’s inquest.

Mr Sears requested a short adjournment and
copies of all court transcripts in order to be fully
appraised. The corner granted an adjournment
“in terms of overall fairness” until November 1,
with the initial objection of Mrs Williamson.

“T thought this was an inquest and not a trial;
an inquest into why my daughter died. He is just
answering questions like everyone else,” said
Mrs Williamson, in stating her opposition to the
adjournment.

“Tt has been four years, three months and one
day today since my daughter died,” said Mrs
Williamson. “I am interested in how she died.”

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THE TRIBUNE



Cholera epidemic spreads
in Haiti; nearly 200 dead

ST. MARC, Haiti

A CHOLERA epidemic
spread in central Haiti on Fri-
day as aid groups rushed doc-
tors and supplies to fight the
country's worst health crisis
since January's earthquake.
Nearly 200 deaths had been
confirmed and more than 2,000
people were ill, according to
Associated Press.

The first two cases of the dis-
ease outside the rural Arti-
bonite region were confirmed
in Arcahaie, a town that is clos-
er to the quake-devastated cap-
ital, Port-au-Prince.

Officials are concerned the
outbreak could reach the
squalid tarp camps where hun-
dreds of thousands of quake
survivors live in the capital.

"It will be very, very danger-
ous," said Claude Surena, pres-
ident of the Haitian Medical
Association. "Port-au-Prince
already has more than 2.4 mil-
lion people, and the way they

are living is dangerous enough
already.”

The Ministry of Health con-
firmed 194 deaths and 2,364 cas-
es of cholera, said Imogen Wall,
a spokeswoman for the U.N.
Office for the Coordination of
Humanitarian Affairs.

"It's concentrated in Arti-
bonite right now and we're
doing our best to keep it that
way,” Wall said.

Dozens of patients lay on the
floor awaiting treatment at the
St. Nicholas hospital in the sea-
side city of St. Marc, some of
them brushing away flies on
mattresses stained with human
feces.

One of them, 55-year-old Jille
Sanatus, had been there since
his son Jordany brought him
Thursday night. A doctor was
struggling to stick a needle into
his arm.

"He's completely dehydrat-
ed, so it's difficult. It's hard to
find the vein," said Dr. Roasana
Casimir, who had been work-



LOCAL NEWS

ing nearly without rest since the
outbreak began two days earli-
er.

Casimir finally penetrated the
vein and fluid from an IV bag
began to trickle in, but half an
hour later the father of 10 was
dead. Two hospital employees
carried the body to the morgue
behind the hospital and placed
it on the ground for the family
to reclaim for a funeral.

Sanatus' son said the family
had been drinking water from a
river running down from the
central plateau region. Health
Minister Alex Larsen said Fri-
day that the river tested posi-
tive for cholera.

Wall said the sick patients
and the contagious remains of
the dead were insufficiently
quarantined.

"Part of the problem has
been people are moving around
a lot, and there hasn't been
proper isolation in place at the
clinics," she said.

The sick come from across

the desolate Artibonite Valley,
a region that received thousands
of refugees following the Jan.
12 earthquake that killed as
many as 300,000 people and
destroyed the capital 45 miles
(70 kilometers) south of St.
Marc. Most of the new arrivals
have been taken in by host fam-
ilies.

In addition to the two cholera
cases confirmed by the health
ministry in Arcahaie, the Inter-
national Medical Corps said it
was investigating other possible
cases in Croix-des-Bouquet, a
suburb of the capital. Radio
reports also said there were two
dozen cases of diarrhea on
Gonave island.

Cholera was not present in



Haiti before the earthquake,
but experts had warned that
conditions were ripe for disease
to strike in areas with limited
access to clean water.

"You cannot say it is because
of the earthquake, but because
of the earthquake the situation
here requires a high level of
attention in case the epidemic
extends," said Michel Thieren, a
program officer for the Pan-
American Health Organization.

Cholera is a bacterial infec-
tion spread through contami-
nated water. It causes severe
diarrhea and vomiting that can
lead to dehydration and death
within hours.

Larsen, the health minister,
urged anyone suffering diarrhea
to make their own rehydration
serum out of salt, sugar and
water to drink on the way to a
hospital.

Catherine Bragg, the U.N.'s
No. 2 humanitarian official, said

FROM page four

Effectively, Joseph Gar-
funkel became the holder of
an undivided interest and
therefore a Tenant in Com-
mon with the siblings of
Wellesley Malcolm named in
the first document, the will of
James Malcolm. Such a deed,
disclosing that the Malcolms
only conveyed an interest to
Garfunkel would not be a
conveyance with a good root
of title and would put a pur-
chaser, or his attorney on an
inquiry to determine the
nature of that interest. The
word “interest” is actually
mentioned in the document
and this should have put Gar-
funkel on notice that there
were other owners involved
and interests to acquire.

By 1942, Joseph Garfunkel
was elevated to the position of
a “fee simple” owner, not a
person having only an “inter-
est”. This fourth document
purports to convey 488.59
acres. Having regard to the
first, second and third docu-
ments, how can an undivided
“interest” in land be convert-
ed to a “fee simple title”? A
tenant in common cannot
convey title to land unless all
of the tenants in common join
in the conveyance and
Arawak has never produced
any document to prove the
acquisition of a fee simple title
or for that matter an increase
in the size of the tract. What
did this conveyance transfer?
I say nothing! This is where
the two documents to Mr
Weisberg become important.

Let us assume that a mem-
ber of the public decides to
search Arawak’s title on this
matter. If you did this you
would obviously discover the
two Weisberg documents.
What’s important about these
documents? These are the
documents Arawak has never
acknowledged. Remember,
Joseph Garfunkel only pur-
chased an interest from the
Malcolms, but the con-
veyances to Weisberg exist
before the conveyance to his
company Amusements Lim-
ited. Garfunkel could only
convey an undivided interest
and as a matter of law he
would have conveyed his
interest to Weisberg leaving
him with nothing else to con-
vey to Amusements Limited
17 years later. These docu-
ments are important for the
following facts:

1) Garfunkel conveyed
blocks in Nassau Village so
that it is he who divided the
land in to what is now Nas-
sau Village, and

2) The blocks appear on a
plan of Nassau Village con-
taining a total of 448.59 acres,
which is the exact size of the
tract described in the deed to
Amusements Limited.

It is therefore academic that
at the time Joseph Garfunkel
sold to Amusements Limited,
he had nothing to convey,
whether it be a “fee simple”
title, or an “interest”. To con-
firm the position that our late
father maintained on this
issue one needs only to refer
to an affidavit which was
signed by Joseph Garfunkel
on the 21st, September, 1956,
and recorded in volume 39 at
pages 534 to 537. In it he
states that he purchased the
“respective interests” of the
Malcolms described in the
third document and that he
has remained in possession of



THE BODY of a
person, that
according to
medical staff
present, died of
cholera is
removed at the
St. Nicholas
hospital in Saint
Marc, Haiti, yes-
terday. (AP)

officials could not yet explain
exactly how the outbreak
occurred, or when it might end.

"T cannot say that it is under
control,” Bragg, the U.N.'s
assistant secretary-general for
humanitarian affairs, told
reporters at U.N. headquarters
in New York. "Cholera deaths
are preventable, and we're
doing everything we can. How-
ever, clearly a lot more needs
to be done."

The number of cases will con-
tinue to grow because Haitians
do not have any built-up immu-
nity to cholera, said Jon Andrus,
deputy director of the Pan
American Health Organiza-
tion's Regional Office for the
Americas, which is sending
medical teams to the neighbor-
ing Dominican Republic as a
preventive measure.

"We have all the things in
place for something we know
will get bigger,” Andrus said.

Pinewood

the tracts. This document sug-
gests two scenarios:

1) Garfunkel purchased the
undivided interests of the
Malcolms, but only 6/40. Cer-
tainly, it was not a fee simple
interest ,and there were other
persons holding an equal
interest, and

2) He was also claiming
possession. These statements
are not required when you
claim a fee simple title to the
property and this assertion
concerning possession places
Garfunkel in no better posi-
tion than any other person
who has claimed a possessory
title, including John Sands.

I do not believe that
Arawak has ever admitted the
existence of this affidavit until
compelled by our father to
admit this in the John Sands
action. Again, was this sup-
pression of a document mate-
rial to their claim to title espe-
cially when this affidavit sup-
ported only a possessory
interest and not title? This
affidavit by Garfunkel tar-
nishes any claim by Arawak
toa documentary title and it is
bound by Garfunkel’s decla-
rations. Read the affidavit. It
is a classic example of a pos-
sessory claim but one which
can be questioned on the
basis of self-interest.

So you see, the public has
been thrown a smoke screen!
Everyone is paying homage
to Arawak, begging it to exer-
cise leniency. But I say, look
at the facts. If you do not
believe me look at the docu-
ments. Whatever interest
Garfunkel possessed was sold
to Weisberg leaving him with
nothing to convey to Amuse-
ments Limited. They are
recorded. Look at Arawak’s
documents they have over the
years filed in actions regard-
ing the “Pinewood Debacle”.
You will not see any list of
the Weisberg deeds nor the
affidavit of Garfunkel sworn
in 1956. Why? Because these
documents make a mockery
of Arawak’s claim to title.
But, Arawak will tell you:

“We have a judgment by
Justice Lyons!” Read the
judgment. Justice Lyons sets
aside the Certificate of Title
but he does not declare
Arawak the owner of the
property. He says that Gar-
funkel had an interest that he
conveyed to Amusements
Limited in 1942; however, he
fails to account for the two
Weisberg documents which
were earlier in time and had
the same effect of conveying
an interest only. In any event
he could not convey a specif-
ic area unless the property
was partitioned by Garfunkel
and the Malcolm family. A
reading of the judgment
shows a complete misunder-
standing of the law of real
property. In fact, our late
father told us that at the
beginning of the “John Sands
action, Justice Lyons is
reported to have said that he
understood nothing about the
law as it relates to possession
of land and quieting applica-
tions. Does that admission
merit that criticism? You be
the judge.

Andrew J Thompson
Colin M Thompson
James M Thompson, Jr
Nassau,

October 18, 2010.

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N N A A S S S S A A U U A A N N D D B B A A H H A A M M A A I I S S L L A A N N D D S S L L E E A A D D I I N N G G N N E E W W S S P P A A P P E E R R Disbarred lawyers plea ends in arrest C M Y K C M Y K V olume: 106 No.278SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER SUNNY, T-STORMS HIGH 84F LOW 74F S P O R T S SEEPAGENINE BSF begins Austin Knowles softball tourney By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter mreynolds@tribunemedia.net A DISBARRED attorneys application to be reinstated by the Bahamas Bar Association ended in his arrest outside the Supreme Court building in Bank Lane yesterday. Leon Smith had gone to the Bar Association seeking to be reinstated after he was dis barred in 2004, presenting the missing accounting for $400,000 which had been missing from the previous tribunal and resulted in him being fined and struck off. But as the hearing proceeded before Bar Association president Ruth Bowe-Darville and the Bar Council, it emerged that Mr Smith should face criminal charges as he admitted he had continued to practise as an attorney after he had been disbarred. It was also revealed that the Criminal Detective Unit (CDU called in to investigate claims of insurance fraud reported by a family who hired Mr Smith in 2005 and have yet to see a penny of the $222,000 he received on their behalf. Marvel Swan struggled to hold back the tears as she told the council panel how her family hired and paid Mr Smith $10,000 to secure his services after her mother was injured in Attor ney admits he was pr actising despite ban P olice probe $222,000 insur ance fraud claims The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST BAHAMASEDITION McCOMBO OF THE DAY N E W www.tribune242.com OUTBREAK: The body of a man who according to doctors died of cholera is carried into the morgue at the St. Nicholas hospital in Saint Marc, Haiti, yesterday. An outbreak of cholera in rural central Haiti has killed at least 142 people and sickened hundreds more who overwhelmed the hospital in Saint Marc seeking treatment. (AP SEE STORYONPAGE12 P RIME Minister Hubert Ingraham said yesterday the government is very close to selling the Bahamas Telecom munications Company, but stressed that no sale has been finalised as yet. Mr Ingraham said that for a final sale to go through it will have to gain t he majority approval of the House of Assembly. This requirement, he explained, was i nstalled so that all aspects of the sale w ill be made available for the public to k now what is happening, and that nothing would be done in "secret." Mr Ingraham also added that at this p oint, there are some key issues the government and Cable and Wireless are still negotiating, but he expects Govt very close to selling BTC SEE page 11 I N S I D E CLASSIFIEDSTRADER CLASSIFIEDSTRADER CLASSIFIEDSTRADER JOBSAND HELPWANTED L L O O A A D D S S O O F F CARS! CARS! CARS! STRAW vendors in Nassau seem reluctant to sell counterfeit handbags following the arrest of nine of their colleagues in New York on fake goods traf ficking charges. In recent years, the Bay Street Straw Market has bristled with fake designer bags, leading many to fear traditional Bahamian straw work was on the way out. However, a visit to the market yesterday revealed that only a handful of fake designer bags remain, and that stalls are now packed with Bahamian-branded if not Bahamian-made products. The vendors were reluctant to say why the change has taken place, although the reports of the arrested straw workers is an obvious factor. Local laws only allow prosecution over counterfeit goods if the owner of the trademark issues a formal complaint, and a source said the fact that Gucci and Louis Vuitton have been seeking dam ages from the arrested vendors may have struck fear into others. The inventory change comes as Patricia Hanna, one of the six remaining straw vendors held in New York, was released from jail and sentenced to time served with a two-year supervised release. Hanna was one of nine straw vendors arrested in New York on September 18, charged in connected with purchasing counterfeit hand bags. Three of the other vendors have since been released and are back home. The other cases of Marvette Ferguson, Marva Ferguson, Gayle Rolle and Roshandra Rolle are expected to be heard sometime next week. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the Consul General will continue to monitor the situation. By NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter nnicolls@tribunemedia.net CORONER William Camp bell criticised a local tabloid newspaper yesterday as being shameless and using intentional lies about the inquest into the death of Nicola Williamson-Gibson to sell papers. He said the reports could not go unnoticed, as they were so incorrect they amounted to libel. The Punch reported on the alleged testimony of Nicolas mother, Roevilla Williamson, in its October 18 issue. Mr Campbell read extracts of the report, saying statements attributed to Mrs Williamson relating to the trip to the Vatican City, the character of Father David Cooper, an inter ested party, and other shock ing allegations must have been invented, as they were not said in court. As indicated by the coroner, the Punch report stated: A playboy priest dated six girl members of his church and took them all on trips to see the Popes palace home at the Vatican city in Rome, Italy, coroners inquest heard. After producing a copy of the court transcript, which he said he reviewed, Mr Campbell said the Punchs comments were so extreme, and the matter went beyond just inaccuracy. The Punch alleged a suicide note was left by Nicola. This, Mr Campbell said, is not true. The matter of the incident being a suicide is an issue in the case, however, reports that a suicide note was a part of the evidence presented to the jury in the inquest is untrue, and was never a part of the testimony of Mrs Williamson. When there is such false representation of the proceedings of court, it affects all interested parties; it amounts to contempt of court (and proceedings into disrepute, said lawyer Alfred Sears, who is representing the Catholic Church. He asked the coroner to refer the matter to the Attorney General in the interest of the SEE page 11 BAHAMIAN-BRANDED GOODS NOW DOMINATING STRAW MARKET STALLS CORONER CLAIMS TABLOID NEWSPAPER USED INTENTION AL LIES AB OUT DEATH INQUEST LOCAL GOODS: Bahamian-branded goods positioned high up in this stalls display yesterday. F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f Only a handful of fake designer bags remain following arrests CHOLERAOUTBREAKHITSHAITI SEE page 11 ARREST: Leon Smith outside of court yesterday.

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N EARLY four months after the governm ent signed a $1,650,753 contract to repair a nd restore the Hansard Building, work has begun. Public Works and Transport Minister N eko Grant said the work will provide for improved accommodation of the Judicial Departments staff through the addition of one new courtroom and judges chambers. T he Hansard Building, which is located on B ank Lane and Bay Street, will be renovate d to include a Supreme Court facility. The w ork includes demolition of the first floor and construction of a new extension for washrooms. T he contract for the restoration and repairs has been awarded to Coastline Construction. The project is expected to take 32 weeks t o complete. POLICEwant to question 3 8-year-old Romeo Ramsey in connection with a stealing by reason of service issue. Ramsey is described as havi ng a dark brown complexion, is 5 tall, 180lbs and of medium build. His last known address is i n Carew Street. He is considered armed and dangerous. If members of the public have any information they can contact Crime Stoppers on 328-8477. By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net F REEPORT In an effort t o control the pesky mosquito population, the Department of Environmental Health has started fogging exercises on Grand Bahama. B ertha McPhee, chief envir onmental health official in F reeport, said fogging commenced in the West End area last week, and will be carried out in various areas through-o ut the island. Because of the rain over the last few weeks, we have b een seeing mosquitoes and w e want persons to ensure t hat they do not leave containers with standing water on their premises that would encourage mosquito breeding, she said. M s McPhee said the d epartment tries to conduct three applications of fogging during the rainy season. While speaking on the talk show, Talking Trash on Love FM, Ms McPhee a lso addressed the problem o f indiscriminate dumping. We know that indiscriminate dumping is going on; we know that there is illegald umping of sewerage and s pent oil taking place on the i sland, she said. A lthough she could not specifically identify an area where this is taking place, she said that offenders choose remote areas to dump refuse,g arbage and solid waste. M s McPhee is urging persons to contact the department at 352-2930 352-5074 if they witness such dumping. But, she said, witnesses must be willing to go to the c ourt. Without witnesses we h ave no case, and prosecutions of violators have not been as successful as we wantt hem to be, she said. M s McPhee said the penalty for violators is a fine of $1,000 in the first instance and up to six months imprisonment. It is not our objective to d rag anyone before the courts in the first instance, we would ask the violator tot ry and rectify the condition within a reasonable period of time, and if they dont, then o ur alternative is to take t hem before the courts, she s aid. Ms McPhee said the ultim ate objective of the depart ment is to ensure that the community stays as clean asp ossible. S he said persons who come forward to report violators are not given monetary r ewards, but can receive a letter of commendation. The government does not h ave funds available for monetary rewards, but the best reward is that you are safe g uarding environment for our children. It is our duty to ensure that we leave something for n ext generation, she said. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM INDEX M AIN/SPORTS SECTION L ocal News.............P1,2,3,4,5,6,7,12 Comics.....................................................P8S por ts.................................................P9,10 Weather ..................................................P11 C LASSIFIED SECTION 28 P AGES USA TODAY MAIN SECTION 12 PAGES Fogging exercises to tackle mosquitoes on Grand Bahama Man wanted for questioning Hansard building repair and r estoration begins RESTORATION: The Hansard Building on Bay Street and Bank Lane. Letisha Henderson /BIS WORK TO REPAIR and restore the Hansard Building has begun. The first floor of the building is pictured. Share your news T he Tribune wants to hear f rom people who are m aking news in their neighbourhoods. Perhaps y ou are raising funds for a g ood cause, campaigning for improvements in the a rea or have won an a ward. I f so, call us on 322-1986 a nd share your story.

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THE PLP believes it is vital for the Bahamas to diversify its tourism product by moving forward with the Baha Mar mega-resort project. Presenting its definitive position-paper on the development at Gambier House on Thursday night, the opposition partys aid that while the deal is not perfect, it is the countrys best opportunity to bring sorely needed new life and activity to Cable Beach and New Providence as a whole. Bain and Grants Town MP Bernard Nottage, who presented the paper, said that allt hings considered, the long term prospects, not only for thousands of sustainable jobs, but for opportunities for ambitious and talented Bahamians through entrepreneurship, are enormous and the PLP supports this project subject to the conditions and reservationst hat we have been careful to enunciate in this statement. He added: There is nothing e lse on the economic horizon that even remotely promises to generate the level of employment opportunity and economic stimulus that the Baha Mar project is poised to provide. Crisis The PLPs paper emphasised the affects of the global economic crisis on all aspects of the Bahamian economy, including tourism. However, according to the PLP, the tourism industrys woes have a much longer history. Dr Nottage said: It should be very clear, even to the most casual of observers that for almost two decades the tourism product of the Bahamas has been in the doldrums. Since 1994 when Sun was established in the Bahamas, the entire Nas sau/Paradise Island tourismproduct has been dependent to a very large degree on the Atlantis brand. He said that to many, Atlantis is now the only destination in the Bahamas. While adding that Atlantis has obviously been good for the Bahamas, be pointed out that New Providence and par ticularly the Cable Beach stripis now virtually on life support and that is bad news for the Bahamas and it is safe for one to predict that in the long run this will hurt the Ministry of Tourisms overall marketing thrust to get tourists to the Bahamas. He said the situation also has a detrimental effect on pricing and will ultimately make the Bahamas far too expensive for the average traveller. In short, a virtual monopoly has been created with only one beneficiary. As a consequence, many visitors to Nassau leave disappointed as they believe that there is a shortage of experiences. This does not bode well for return visitors. This is hurting the Bahamian tourism industry and the economic spin-offs that would normally have flowed to the average man and woman through taxis, sale of products, shopping, dining and nightlife are now lost and are concentrated in a single loca tion, Dr Nottage said. Even those visitors who stay at other resorts or who come on cruise ships are being lured through tours to Atlantis which has become an attrac tion. The down side of this is that the perception has been created that it is the only product and that Nassau/Cable Beach is an inferior destination. This is a view that is shared by Bahamians. It is a dangerous percep tion and could ultimately lead to the ruination of our overall tourism product that has been built up so successfully over the last one hundred or so years. Dr Nottage said this realisation is what caused the PLP while in government to lobby so hard for an alternative product on Cable Beach. Not only would Baha Mar provide a robust competition to Atlantis but it would dom uch to revitalise some parts of the city, such as Bay Street and western New Providence. But more to the point, if four or five new hotels were to be built on Cable Beach it would increase the level of visitor arrivals and spending with the subsequent uptick ine mployment and other spinoffs. The statement noted but failed to comment on concerns that the Bahamas may not be able to attract sufficient visitors to meet the increase in hotel rooms, leading to a situation in which both Baha Mara nd Atlantis suffer. The PLP said it favours a final Baha Mar deal which: Maximises the participation of Bahamian construction and related labour including both skilled and unskilled workers. Minimises foreign construction labour content to that w hich is required for the successful completion of the proj ect. Ensures training and skills transfer for Bahamian workers throughout the project. Ensures that Bahamians are trained and available for permanent jobs at the resort. Ensures there will be a myriad of opportunities for B ahamian entrepreneurs to benefit from in the resort. In terms of the foreign labour component, the PLP said the maximum estimated figure of 8,150 Chinese workers over the life of the projects eems like a large number, but when the $2.5 billion invest ment is considered, this is actu ally less in relative terms than the 3,000 foreign workers for Atlantis, in relation to a total construction cost of around $1 billion for Kerzner. It added: Such research as h as been done suggests that it will be difficult to find the req uisite number of Bahamian skilled construction tradesmen to complete the project within the 42 44 month schedule that has been set for completion of construction. The party said the government must ensure that the workers brought in do not have criminal records, are not carrying diseases, and that they leave after their work is done. In preparation for the project, the PLP said, a programme should be initiatedi mmediately to train as many Bahamian construction workers in the variety of trades needed for this and other projects going forward, and that a National Certification Programme be developed so that the number of verifiable skilled tradesmen can be permanentlyi ncreased. Opportunity T he party said the government and union leaders must ensure that Bahamians who are able and willing to work are given an opportunity to do so. However, Bahamians must fully appreciate that incompetence, insubordination, absenteeism and a sub-standard work ethic will not be tolerated. The party added: We further urge the prime minister to discontinue playing politics with this project, which, successfully implemented will help to revitalise the tourism industry. His recent flip-flopping on so many of the conditions of this project is reason for much alarm and uncertainty among hotel workers and among potential investors. The disregard which he has expressed for world class hotel operators in respect of those who were recently announced as potential partners with Baha Mar in this project would not inspire their confidence. SEE STORY ON PAGE FIVE C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010, PAGE 3 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Bahamas must move forward with Baha Mar resort project CASTRIES, St. Lucia T HEtourism minister for St. Lucia says the Caribbean island's first casino will open for business in January, according to Associated Press. A llen Chastanet says it w ill be operated by Treas ury Bay Corp. of Biloxi, Mississippi. He said Friday that the casino will have 350 slot machines and 14 gaming tables. It will be inside a new m all at Gros Islet on the northern end of the island. The casino is one of several projects the government has pursued seeking t o revive its tourism indust ry. T he business has been rebounding from the global recession, showing a 16 percent increase in visitor arrivals this year. St. Lucia to open its first casino in January B AHAMARPOSITION: Dr Bernard Nottage SINGAPORE A FORMERFlorida State University footb all player may become the first American in 16 years to be caned in Singapore after heo verstayed his visa, his lawyer said Thursday, according to Associated Press. Kamari Charlton, who was a reserve tight end for Florida State from 1992 to 1996, was arrested Sept. 1 when he attempted to leave the city-state 169 days after his 90-day social visit pass expired, attorney M. Ravi said. Charlton, who was born in the Bahamas and owns a construction company there, was in Singapore while his wife received medical care for pregnancy complications, Ravi said. It was not clear why Charlton and his wife chose Sin gapore for medical treatment. Staying in Singapore more than 90 days after the end of a visa is punishable with a maximum jail term of six months and at least three cane strokes. The Attorney General's office declined to comment on the case. A judge is to meet with lawyers from both sides in a pretrial conference Friday. If found guilty, Charlton would be the first American citizen caned in Singapore since1994, when teenager Michael Fay was punished for vandalism. In Washington, U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner confirmed Charlton's detention. He told reporters the case was still in pre-trial status and was being closely mon-i tored by the U.S. Embassy which was pro viding consular assistance. A sked about caning, Toner said: "Well, we feel it's not an appropriate form of punish ment. This is something we've made clear in our human rights report and also something we've conveyed to the government of Singapore in our bilateral discussions." The Southeast Asian country boasts one of the lowest violent crime rates and highest standards of living in the world, but human rights groups often criticize the government for severe punishments, such as a mandatory death penalty for drug traffickers. Singapore also reiterated a ban on the sale of chewing gum and announced a crackdown on littering this year. Earlier this year, Oliver Fricker of Switzerland was sentenced to five months in jail and three cane strokes for breaking into a train depot with an accomplice and spray painting subway cars. Fricker later appealed his sentence and a judge added two months to his jail term. People who are caned are strapped to a wooden frame and lashed across the bare buttocks with a long rattan stick. Bahamian-born ex-US football pla yer faces caning in Singapore

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By GLADSTONE THURSTON BAHAMAS Agricultural and Industrial Corporation's three-mile farm road through Duncombe's Coppice in South Andros has reached the fertile pine forest. And, in anticipation of the opportunities it may bring, the South Andros Farmers' Association has been formed, headed by Bridget Lloyd. "Androsians are excited about the prospects of new frontiers being opened, creating new opportunities for those who want to return home to live and work," said BAIC executive chairman Edison Key. "South Andros needs a shot in the arm. With all its potential, it is just sitting there doing nothing. Hopefully BAIC can be the catalyst for getting it moving." Mr Key and his executive team inspected the work on Tuesday and met with contractor Wayde Forbes of Driggs Hill Machinery to formalise completion of the project. General manager Benjamin Rahming and assistant general managers Judith Thompson (land) and Arnold Dorsett (agriculture), as well as investor Paul Baker accompanied him. "Some additional work needs to be done to complete the road so that it becomes usable to support the project we are trying to achieve providing agriculture land for the local farmers," said Mr Key. The contractor, Mr Forbes, said he had to work through extremely rugged terrain and negotiate a 70-foot elevation before descending into the vast pine forest. "Once you get over the hill you are into thousands and thousands of acres of good agricultural land which we hope to utilise for the South Andros agriculture initiative," Mr Key said. The plan is for BAIC to obtain from the government a sufficient portion of the land, have it subdivided it into manageable plots and leased to farmers "at a reasonable rate," he explained. Land also will be made available for livestock rearers, with assistance with land preparation being provided through a BAIC programme. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010, PAGE 5 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM OPPOSITION LEADER Perry Christie called on Hubert Ingraham to treat Baha Mar developer Sarkis Ismirlian as well as he treats Atlantis Boss Sol Kerzner. Speaking at the presentation of the PLP's positionpaper on Baha Mar, Mr Christie said the two men are deserving of the same level of respect. He said: "I do not know what Sarkis Ismirlian ever did to the prime minister to deserve the kind of humiliating treatment that has been meted out to him in public, time and time again, by Prime Minister Ingraham. It is wrong. "Mr Ismirlian is deserving of respect, even when we have to disagree with him. It is high time, then, that the prime minister starts talking to Sarkis Ismirlian the same way he always talks to Sol Kerzner." Mr Christie went on to say that the Bahamas doesn't have "a hope in hell" of being taken seriously by investors, especially in very difficult times, if Mr Ingraham continues to change the "rules of engagement" with investors and continues to believes in "negotiation-by-press-conference". He said: "You cannot be calling press conferences to tell investors what they must do in order to win your favour. You cannot be telling them one thing in private and then call a press conference to lay down a whole new set of conditions they have to meet, and then when they meet those conditions, you then call yet another press conference to lay down a whole new set of pre-conditions yet again. That is harmful our country's reputation. It is not a wise way to conduct diplomacy. Besides it is a fundamentally unfair way to treat those who are attempting in good faith to make a major investment in our country." Mr Christie added that there is no use in Prime Minister Ingraham, who left for China on Friday, trying to negotiate a new deal with the Chinese government, which through the China ExportImport Bank is funding the Baha Mar deal, unless Mr Ismirlian and his group are at the same negotiating table. "There needs to be a tripartite approach to this. Simple logic and plain, good sense demand it. Suppose the PM negotiates a new deal that the Ismirlians cannot or will not live with. What then? What would he have accomplished then? In that case, one foot forward would have been taken followed by two steps backward. That makes no kind of sense. "I therefore call upon the PM to invite representatives of the Baha Mar Group to join his meeting with the Chinese in China. It is, after all, Baha Mar's project. It seems only sensible and logical and appropriate to have the project owners at the table too so that everything can be settled all at the same time. Mr Christie went on to say that the Baha Mar project cannot be evaluated in isolation from the "extremely difficult economic circumstances" in which the country finds itself at the moment. "This is the worst it has been in decades. The level of human suffering is intolerable and threatens the social stability of our country. Unemployment, in particular, is at a painfully high level. Capital inflows have been extremely sparse and spare in recent times, especially in the tourism sector. "As a result, new employment opportunities for displaced workers, recent secondary school-leavers and college graduates are few and far between. These conditions of acute distress in our country oblige us to embrace the Baha Mar Project. It is, in a very real sense, the only new substantial ray of sunshine that has presented itself." Christie: Baha Mar developer should get same treatment as Atlantis boss Opposition leader says PM humiliated' Sarkis Ismirlian Launch of South Andros Farmers Association PROGRESS: BAIC's farm road in South Andros has reached the fertile pine forest (in the background). Pictured, from left, during an inspection of the work on Tuesday are contractor Wayde Forbes, BAIC general manager Benjamin Rahming, executive chairman Edison Key, South Andros Manufacturing and Handicraft Association president Emily Rahming, assistant general managers Judith Thompson (land) and Arnold Dorsett (agriculture), and investor Paul Baker.

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HUNDREDS of supporters celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Grand Bahama Children's Home in the Grand Ballroom at Our Lucaya last Friday. The ballroom was transformed for the anniversary event, entitled "Memories A String of Pearls" offering the venue for a black, white and pearl celebration complete with a video tribute and entertainment. "What a wonderful way to celebrate the important work done at the home for the past 30 years," said Sheila Smith, executive committee member at the Grand Bahama Children's Home (GBCH). "We are so grateful for the spectacular turnout. We have received tremendous support from the Grand Bahama community and, of course, from our patron Lady Joan Foulkes, Loretta Butler-Turner, Minister of State for Social Development, and Atlanta General Consul Kay Smith who all travelled to Freeport to help make the evening a success," said Ms Smith. Guests also got a chance to win art from Chantal YE Bethel and Claudette Dean, jewellery pieces and a many other prizes in the evening's grand raffle. "We have always said that it takes a village to raise a child. Tonight, so many in our community did just that by coming together to have a wonderful time and, more importantly, to support the efforts that are so needed at the home," said Geneva Rutherford, executive committee member. The committee said it was overwhelmed by the generosity of the community particularly at a time when there are significant economic challenges and hardships. Supporters purchased tickets, donated gifts, services and money all of which will directly help the home meet the significant shortfall in funds to cover operational expenses, the committee members said. "We thank everyone for the great support and we assure you all of it will go to continuing to provide a safe haven for abused, neglected and abandoned children as has been done for over 2,000 little boys and girls in the past 30 years," said Mrs Rutherford. The Children's Home committee said it is grateful to all of the corporations that contributed to the event. "In particular, the tremendous support from Our Lucaya made it one of the home's best events ever. We are so thankful to the Our Lucaya team who worked tirelessly to put together a wonderful evening. From the delicious and plentiful food and the delectable desserts to all of the meetings and plans to bring it all together, Our Lucaya has been a wonderful partner," said Jean Hivert, executive committee member. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Grant’s Town Wesley Methodist C (Baillou Hill Rd & Chapel Street) P.O.Box CB-13046 The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427(www.gtwesley.org)SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2010Theme:  As a wise master builder, I laid a foundation and another was building upon it."7:00 a.m. Rev. Philip Stubbs/Bro. Andre Bethel 10:00 a.m.Women's Fellowship Anniversary Service 7:00 p.m.Women's Fellowship Grand Bahama Children's Home celebrates 30th anniversary MEMORIES :Just before a video about the history of the home was played, Freeport Players Guild's leading lady Dalia Feldman performed the song "Memories" for the attendees. PARTY : It was definitely a party scene in the Our Lucaya Ballroom for the 30th Anniversary of the Grand Bahama Children's Home. Karen Bain Ferguson was the event's emcee. The dance floor was packed with the hundreds of supporters. Even Lady Foulkes showed attendees how the "get funky" on the floor. INSIGHTFor the stories behind the news, read Insight on Mondays

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A TRIBUTEto breast c ancer survivors was held this week by the Pinnacle Seekers Toastmasters Club 1 513325. Senator Jerome Fitzgera ld was one of the guests and he took the opportunity to pay tribute to his w ife Zarinna Fitzgerald in a very emotional present ation, the clubs president Jason Springer said. Also in attendance was Minister of Housing Ken neth Russell who is an h onorary member of Pinn acle Seekers. Mr Springer said the evening was filled with tes-t imonials, musical selec tions and tributes by fami ly members of survivors. Other guests included E nglerston MP Glenys Hanna-Martin, Garden Hills MP Brensil Rolle andE lizabeth MP Ryan Pinder. The event was a very s uccessful one, Mr S pringer said. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010, PAGE 7 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM TRIBUTE: Cheryl Rolle, vice-president of the Surgical Suite Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group; Jason Springer, president of Pinn acle Seekers Toastmasters Club 1513325, and Andrea Sweeting, president of the Surgical Suite Sister Sister. Toastmasters hold tribute to breast cancer survivors SENATOR Jerome Fitzgerald making a tribute to his wife.

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C M Y K C M Y K SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010 THETRIBUNE SECTIONE INSIDE Local sports news TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM THE New Providence Softball Association released its final individual statistics for the 2010 regular season. The stats were released as the NPSA get set for its bestof-seven championship series at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex. Below is a look at the list of winners:LADIES DIVISIONAL TOP PLAYERSBatting Champion (average .513): Raquel Cooper of Proper Care Pool Sharks Most Hits (22): Dornette Edwards of Pineapple Air Wildcats Most Runs Batted In (18): Dornette Edwards of Wildcats Most Home Runs (4): Thela Johnson of Sharks and Jeanette Hilton of Wildcats Most Runs Scored (26): Thela Johnson of Sharks Most Base on Balls Received (13): Thela Johnson of Sharks Most Stolen Bases (7): Krystal Delancy of Sigma Bracketts Best Pitcher: Marvell Miller of Wildcats Most Wins (10), lowest earned run average (2.82) and most strikeouts (44) Most Valuable Player: Thela Johnson of Sharks 5th in batting average .455; 3rd in most hits (20); 2nd in runs batted in (17); 7-3 winloss record as a pitcher. Manager of the Year: Mario Ford of Bommer G. Operators which finished in 3rd place with 7-9 win-loss record.MENS DIVISIONAL TOP PLAYERSBatting Champion (average .571): Van "Lil Joe" Johnson of Commando Security Truckers Most Hits (24): Van "Lil Joe" Johnson, Truckers Most Runs Batted In (25): Keiron Munroe of Dorin United Hit-Men Most Home Runs (5): Sherman Ferguson of Dorin United and Jamiko Sands of Freedom Farm Horsemen Most Runs Scored (31): Van "Lil Joe" Johnson, Truckers Most Stolen Bases (9): Lavaugh Munroe of Y-II Shipping New Breed Best Pitcher: Eugene Pratt of New Breed Most Wins (10), 3rd in earned run average (2.52) and 2nd in Most Strikeouts (65) Most Batters Strikeouts (67): Alcott Forbes of Dorin United Most Valuable Player Keiron Munroe of Dorin United 5th in batting average .438; 2nd in most hits (21) and base on balls (12); 3rd in stolen bases (6), most runs scored (24) and in home runs (3); 7-0 win-loss record as a pitcher and led league with lowest earned run average (1.95). Manager of the Year: Martin "Pork" Burrows Sr. of Y-II Shipping New Breed, 3rd place finish with 12-4 winloss record. NPSA 2010 STATISTICS Share your newsThe Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbourhoods. Perhaps you are raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the area or have won an award. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story. By RENALDO DORSETT Tribune Sports Reporter rdorsett@tribunemedia.net TOhonour a man that has been a vital icon in its community for decades, one church will use the sport he used as a vehicle to reach young men of the area. St. Paul's Baptist Church will honour Deacon Eddie Rahming, Chairman of the Deacon Board, Minister of Music, and former Head Coach of the Fox Hill Nangoes/Smirnoff Nangoes by hosting the Eddie "Marker" Rahming Evangelistic Basketball Tournament. The tournament takes place Monday October 25th to Saturday October 30th at the Fox Hill Basketball Courts on Fox Hill Road, beginning each night at 7pm. Reverend George Bodie, Head of the Men's Ministry at St. Paul's, said the tournament is just one means of showing appreciation to a man that has made an indelible impact on the Fox Hill community. "This tournament is a special one because we will honour a man, a legend, a deacon of our church and the former coach of the Fox Hill Saints and the Fox Hill Nangoes, Eddie "Marker" Rahming. The opening is expecting to be a great, joyful sound as the marching band and the Fox Hill Congoes will take part in the opening ceremonies," he said, "As a coach he has helped many young men to find their purpose in life, as a building contractor, some of the players even went as far as to work for him. He helped them not to go astray and kept them on the straight and narrow way." Bodie said his organisation felt the need to find an alternative means of reaching a community of young men in need of guidance. "The men's ministry of St. Paul's came up with this tournament to honour a man and to point out to the community that you can make a positive contribution to nation building through sports and in the same vain, molding young lives to keep them from falling through the cracks. We need strong men like Eddie Marker Rahming who saw young men with some talent and point them in a positive direction," he said, "Some of St. Paul's Baptist Church to host tourney for Eddie Marker' Rahming PICTURED L-R: Patrick "Soft Touch" McLenzie, Minister George Bodie (President of The Men Fellowship), Bernard Frazier (Public Relations Office/ Co-Organiser) and Coach Stanford Davis (President of D Stanford Sporting Ministries and Event Organiser). By BRENT STUBBS Tribune Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net AFTER a one day delay because of the inclement weather, the Bahamas Softball Federation kicked off its annual Austin Knowles Invitational High School Softball Tournament yesterday at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex. Tournament Co-organiser Leroy Thompson said as a result of not being able to play any games on Thursday, they had to adjust the boys division, splitting them up into two pools. In pool one are Jordan Prince Williams, Government High, North Andros, Nassau Christian Academy, Central Eleuthera and Anatol Rodgers. Pool two comprises of NGM High out of Long Island, Doris Johnson, Preston Albury High from Eleuthera, CV Bethel, Spanish Wells from Eleuthera and Charles W. Saunders. The six girls teams will play in a round robin format. They are Jordan Prince Williams, Government High, North Andros, Nassau Christian Academy, Central Eleuthera and Anatol Rodgers. Here's a summary of some of the games played yesterday:CENTRAL ELEUTHERA 7 GOVERNMENT HIGH 4 Sheldon Neymour went 2-for-4 with four RBI and two runs scored to lead Eleuthera. He had a solo home run in the first inning and a two-run shot in a six-run fourth. Shaquille Delancy helped out by going 1-for-2 with an RBI and Kendrick Davis was 1-for-3 with an RBI and run scored. Jeffrey Bethel fired a two-hitter, striking out six for the win. Winston Hanna suffered the loss on seven hits with three strike outs. BSF begins Austin Knowles softball tourneySEE page 10 SEE page 10 Event set to take place Oct. 25-30 at the Fox Hill Basketball Courts DIGGING IN: A player from Spanish Wells senior boys softball team attempts to bunt. SAFE!: Jaray Fernander slides safely at home plate as the catcher misses the ball. FelipŽ Major /Tribune staff Volleyball legends put on a showSee pg 10

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Lance Thompson had a perfect 2for-2 day with two runs in a losing effort.SPANISH WELLS 22 PRESTON ALBURY 0Austin Pinder went 2-for-3 with five RBI and three runs scored, including a two-run single in their five-run second inning and a tworun double in their 16-run third to lead Eleuthera in the shutout. Trent Pinder assisted with a 1-for4 production, driving in a run and scoring another, while Danny Tador was 1-for-1 with two RBI and a run scored. Kaston Pinder was the winning pitcher. Dencil Pratt was tagged with the loss.NORTH ANDROS 12 ANATOL RODGERS 2Sheriek Roberts was 1-for-1 with two RBI and two runs scored and Fernando Colebrooke went 1-for-1 with a run scored for North Andros. Jonathan Scavella threw a threehitter with three strike outs for the win and Kelson Clarke gave up just two hits with a strike out for the loss.NGM 12 CV BETHEL 5Laron Taylor was 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored and Justin Pratt was 1-for-1 with two runs to spark Long Island to victory. Tobius Pratt picked up the win on a three-hitter with 10 strike outs and Keanu Thompson suffered the loss on two hits with four strike outs. Zhavargo Archer went 1-for-2 with an RBI and run scored and Roberto Larrimore was 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in a losing effort.JORDAN PRINCE WILLIAMS 5 NASSAU CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 4Stephen Russell got on base on a fielder's choice and he eventually scored the winning run on another for Jordan Prince Williams. Russell finished with a 1-for-3 day with two runs scored and Leon Forbes was 1-for-2 with a run scored. Aaron Cash picked up the win on a four-hitter with seven strike outs. Allan Adderley got the loss. Jared Saunders went 1-for-1 with an RBI and a run scored and Richmond Maycock was 1-for-2 with an RBI. The tournament will continue today, starting at 9am. C M Y K C M Y K SPORTS PAGE 10, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM our young men in our society seem like they have lost direction, some are hooked on drugs, some just want to do crime, but we as men must try hard to ensure that we make an impact as we go along so that young men can be motivated and inspire to be like Marker." Some of the Markers' former players such as Jimmy Clarke, Garland Humes, Pat McKenzie, Par Rolle, Kevin Moe McDonald, will be on hand to lend support to the tournament. McKenzie said it was the tutelage under Rahming and his days with the Nangoes which turned him into one of the leading players in the country, and he featured in several exhibition contests with NBA talents at Mychal Thompson basketball camps. "Marker saw potential in me at a young age. It was not until I started playing with him and for the Nangoes that I became more serious and got in depth with the game," he said, "He took my game to another level and I became a real impact player in the local league. Marker was a disciplinarian, he taught you how to be a player and a man." McKenzie recalled the manner in which Rahming used the game to teach more than basketball lessons to his players. "He was like a father figure to us and he really kept the team together, bonded like a family. We had 6am practices, especially when we were preparing for a big game, and me the rest of the starting five missed practice for some reason. The next game, although it was a big game for us, Marker benched the entire starting five," he said, "We got blown away of course but to him that did not matter, he was trying to teach us a valuable lesson about discipline and it tells you a lot about him as a coach and as a man." Each night of the tournament will feature special performances, lectures from community figures and entertainment between contests.FROM page nineMarker'FROM page nineSoftball Tourney By BRENT STUBBS Tribune Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net THEY aged a bit. That was obvious. But they didn't seem to have missed much of a beat when they played. For those who showed up on Thursday night at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium, the Legends came out and put on a show in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture's Hall of Fame game. It was back to basics as some of the players from yesteryear played the old version of the scoring system where they had to work for every point they got. The game brought back a lot of fond memories as icon Tom the Bird' Grant, the country's first international certified referee, was back on the stand as the head referee. The only problem was the men played against the women, which was quite a mismatch. The scores indicated it too. 15-5 and 15-4. You guessed it in favour of the men.Nostalgia"It was nice to be back out there again," said famed administrator, coach and player Leslie Russia' Cartwright, who once again led the attack in a familiar position in the winner's circle. "The ladies played well, but I think they forgot that they were playing against the All-Star men. So just as how we beat them when we were younger, nothing changed." Their passing was not as fluent and, at times, the sets were not adequately played. But give players like Romel Knowles and Cartwright and his brother Craig Sauce' Cartwright, along with David Scully' Bullard some credit for getting up high enough to drive in some spikes. It did help that the men had some assistance from Dan Girleanu, a former Romanian national team player now a FIVB Technical Director in Barbados, who was in town to conduct a coaching clinic and assist with the junior national training programme. To go along with all of that, the men got some nice flicks from Joseph Joey' Demeritte, who was able to trick the women by pushing it over on the second play rather than going for the three. The women just simply lacked a consistent setter to keep their rallies going. When it wasn't Brenda Wert, it was Cora Hepburn, Kimly Saunders, Margaret Albury or Joyce Minus, who managed to come through in spurts. "It feels just like the old days," said Hepburn, who only a few years ago actively retired from the sport. "I told them that I was ready to play a couple more sets. "It was fun playing against the guys. But I think they actually took advantage of us. But we were able to stay in the game with our passing. That was our strength." Barbara Knowles, Wendy Jackman-Burrows and Dr. Pattie Symonette tried their best to help out in that area. As for the men, Oswald Moore and John Ferguson gave as much assistance as they could. But it was a good thing that they had a little bit of reserve on the bench as Ferguson had to be taken out before they took him off with dehydration. Before the night was done, the NPVA hosted the current players in Ladies and Men's All-Star games. In the ladies game, the President's team prevailed with a 25-19, 25-12 decision over the Vice President. In the first set, the Presidents had to rally from a 9-3 decision to go up 1512 and they never looked back. Their experience was a little too much for the younger Vice President's squad to handle. It showed in the second set when the Presidents opened a quick 9-0 lead and they were never challenged. Anastacia Moultrie led the way with eight points for the Presidents, who also got four points from Krystel Rolle and another three from Camilla Miller. Tamaz Thompson had five points to pace the Vice Presidents and she was assisted by Shatia McPhee and Tia Charlow. The men's game was a little more balanced as the Presidents took the first set 28-26, only to lose the second 27-25 to the Vice Presidents in their split. Shedrick Forbes had nine points for the Presidents, while Glen Rolle added six. Byron Ferguson paced the Vice Presidents with a game high 10 points. Muller Petit and Prince Wilson both had eight and Tony Simon chipped in with four. The NPVA will continue its regular season action on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.Volleyball legends put on a show BIG SMASH: Brenda Wert goes up for a spike over the defence of Rommel Knowles in the Legends All-Star game. VETERANS: Male participants in the Legends game are from left: Tom The Bird' Grant, John Ferguson, Leslie Cartwright, Joey Demeritte, Dan Girleanu, Rommel Knowles and Oswald Moore. STILL CHAMPIONS: Female participants in the Legends game are back row Florence Rolle, Joyce Minus, Margaret Albury, Kimly Saunders and Brenda Wert. Front row are Cora Hepburn, Barbara Knowles and Dr. Pattie Symonette. BIRD'S EYE: Tom the Bird' Grant officiating at the Legends' game. SKY HIGH: Tony Simon goes up for a spike in the men's All-Star game.Kirkwood Greene /Photos

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010, PAGE 11 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM a car accident and died of her injuries. However, the insurance to cover her mothers hospital and other expenses was never paid to the family who have been stuck with over $100,000 of mounting debts. They reported the matter to CDU in 2008 and learned Mr Smith had received the funding. We have doctors and everybody coming to us for money, but this money has not been paid to anybody and we have had no help, Ms Swan said. How can he even sit here and talk about giving him a chance to mess up the next family? A CDU officer escorted Mr Smith to Central Police Station in East Street after he left the court, and Assistant Commissioner of Police Glenn Miller said officers had been looking for him for some time in connection with a chargeof insurance fraud. In court Mr Smith had tried to attribute blame to his employee Mr Moxey, now deceased. But Ms Swan assured the council that it was Mr Smith who they had hired and had most of their dealings. You are standing there lying on Mr Moxey and it nev-er really was Mr Moxey, it was always you, Ms Swan said to him. Her testimony followed a summary of complaints from Colina Generals Imperial Life, which resulted in criminal charges against Mr Smith currently pending in the Supreme Court. A representative for Colina told the council how Mr Smith incurred over $2.5 million in losses for Imperial Life by obtaining mortgages for himself and clients, while acting asa ttorney for Imperial Life in the negotiations. Although Smith, Smith and Co received funds, and Mr Smith promised to pay Imperial Life, the council was told that he did not, and subsequent legal action is still continuing. M r Smith was not able to produce evidence to the contrary. Colina reported their complaints about Mr Smith to the Bar Association in 2004, but the company was informed Mr Smith had already been disbarred, the council heard. C olinas spokeswoman said: The consideration for this council is the protection of the public, and it is for the greater good of society that the Bar must decide whether or not its for the good of society to allow Mr Smith to practise. And Colina Insurance says he should not be allowed to practise again because these are offences, acts of dishonesty and we have not been able to recover this money. The Bar Associations council also raised the matter of Senior Justice Lyons 2003 Supreme Court judgment over the quieting of land in the Pinewood Gardens area which Mr Smith was found to have fraudulently secured on behalf of John Sands. As more and more evidence emerged during the hearing, Mr Smith appeared to have broken the law by giving legal advice and continuing to operate his firm Smith, Smith and Co after he had been disbarred. Mr Smith was represented by Milton Evans yesterday as he appealed to the council tob e reinstated after eight years, arguing he had only been missing accounting records now completed by independent accountant Jeffrey Beneby. But he also had to respond to several other complaints logged by the Bar Associationp resident, before she asked what else he had done to rehabilitate himself, and the additional allegations came to light. Council member Nicholas Mosko said: You have madea number of statements this afternoon which clearly indi-c ate that you are practising, and you have come before this panel asking for reinstatement. The president asked you at the very beginning what you have done to rehabilitate, but the rehabilitation I dont see. Secondly, you are clearly in contravention of the law and are asking to be made whole. Contravention of these sections is a criminal offence punishable by fine and also by imprisonment. I have a very hard time listening to what is going on and you asking us to reinstate you when you have admitted before this panel, unknowingly or not, that you are still practising. The Bar Association will deliver its decision about Mr that if all goes well, a Memo randum of Understanding w ill be signed by midNovember, with the actual transaction of the sale of the 51 per cent of the corporation taking place several months after that. In terms of the much-publ icised redundancies the u nions have been fearing, M r Ingraham said it is his intention that no one will be terminated from BTC as a requirement for the sale to g o through. H e stressed the governm ent will make available v oluntary packages for staff w ho wish to leave the comp any at their own discretion. However, he said staff should not expect what the g overnment previously offered when they firsts ought to privatise BTC, as t he funds simply are not available. M r Ingraham did not give a sale price for the corporat ion, but said the offer from C able and Wireless was "fair." court. He said he would advise his client with respect to the matter of libel. Mrs Williamson also objected to reports in The Punch, claiming her daughter was also the victim of libel. The circumstances surrounding Nicolas death four years ago is the subject of the investigation. The 35-year-old hotel worker was found dead following a fire at her Faith Avenue home on the morning of July 21, 2006. The court was set to hear testimony from Father Cooper yesterday. The priest is considered an interested party in the case. It was established in an earlier hearing that Father Cooper was in a relationship with Nicola at the time of her death. The court also previously established that Father Cooper visited her on the evening prior to her death, at which time he ate food that was prepared by her. There was also a fire at the rectory of Holy Family Church and it is presumed to be somewhat connected. Father Cooper was represented by attorneys for the first time at yesterdays inquest. Mr Sears requested a short adjournment and copies of all court transcripts in order to be fully appraised. The corner granted an adjournment in terms of overall fairness until November 1, with the initial objection of Mrs Williamson. I thought this was an inquest and not a trial; an inquest into why my daughter died. He is just answering questions like everyone else, said Mrs Williamson, in stating her opposition to the adjournment. It has been four years, three months and one day today since my daughter died, said Mrs Williamson. I am interested in how she died. FROM page one Coroner claims tabloid n e wspaper used intentional lies about death inquest Government very close to selling BTC PRIME MINISTER Hubert Ingraham speaks about BTC at his office on Cable Beach yesterday. F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f FROM page one Disbarred lawyers plea ends in arrest FROM page one

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Haiti before the earthquake, but experts had warned that conditions were ripe for disease to strike in areas with limited access to clean water. "You cannot say it is because of the earthquake, but because of the earthquake the situation here requires a high level of attention in case the epidemic extends," said Michel Thieren, a program officer for the PanAmerican Health Organization. Cholera is a bacterial infection spread through contaminated water. It causes severe diarrhea and vomiting that can lead to dehydration and death within hours. Larsen, the health minister, urged anyone suffering diarrhea to make their own rehydration serum out of salt, sugar and water to drink on the way to a hospital. Catherine Bragg, the U.N.'s No. 2 humanitarian official, said officials could not yet explain exactly how the outbreak occurred, or when it might end. "I cannot say that it is under control," Bragg, the U.N.'s assistant secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, told reporters at U.N. headquarters in New York. "Cholera deaths are preventable, and we're doing everything we can. However, clearly a lot more needs to be done." The number of cases will continue to grow because Haitians do not have any built-up immunity to cholera, said Jon Andrus, deputy director of the Pan American Health Organization's Regional Office for the Americas, which is sending medical teams to the neighboring Dominican Republic as a preventive measure. "We have all the things in place for something we know will get bigger," Andrus said. ST. MARC, Haiti A CHOLERAepidemic spread in central Haiti on Friday as aid groups rushed doctors and supplies to fight the country's worst health crisis since January's earthquake. Nearly 200 deaths had been confirmed and more than 2,000 people were ill, according to Associated Press. The first two cases of the disease outside the rural Artibonite region were confirmed in Arcahaie, a town that is clos-er to the quake-devastated capital, Port-au-Prince. Officials are concerned the outbreak could reach the squalid tarp camps where hundreds of thousands of quake survivors live in the capital. "It will be very, very dangerous," said Claude Surena, president of the Haitian Medical Association. "Port-au-Prince already has more than 2.4 million people, and the way they are living is dangerous enough already." The Ministry of Health confirmed 194 deaths and 2,364 cases of cholera, said Imogen Wall,a spokeswoman for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. "It's concentrated in Artibonite right now and we're doing our best to keep it that way," Wall said. Dozens of patients lay on the floor awaiting treatment at the St. Nicholas hospital in the seaside city of St. Marc, some of them brushing away flies on mattresses stained with human feces. One of them, 55-year-old Jille Sanatus, had been there since his son Jordany brought him Thursday night. A doctor was struggling to stick a needle into his arm. "He's completely dehydrated, so it's difficult. It's hard to find the vein," said Dr. Roasana Casimir, who had been working nearly without rest since the outbreak began two days earlier. Casimir finally penetrated the vein and fluid from an IV bag began to trickle in, but half an hour later the father of 10 was dead. Two hospital employees carried the body to the morgue behind the hospital and placed it on the ground for the family to reclaim for a funeral. Sanatus' son said the family had been drinking water from a river running down from the central plateau region. Health Minister Alex Larsen said Friday that the river tested positive for cholera. Wall said the sick patients and the contagious remains of the dead were insufficiently quarantined. "Part of the problem has been people are moving arounda lot, and there hasn't been proper isolation in place at the clinics," she said. The sick come from across the desolate Artibonite Valley, a region that received thousands of refugees following the Jan. 12 earthquake that killed as many as 300,000 people and destroyed the capital 45 miles (70 kilometers Marc. Most of the new arrivals have been taken in by host families. In addition to the two cholera cases confirmed by the health ministry in Arcahaie, the International Medical Corps said it was investigating other possible cases in Croix-des-Bouquet, a suburb of the capital. Radio reports also said there were two dozen cases of diarrhea on Gonave island. Cholera was not present in C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 12, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Effectively, Joseph Garfunkel became the holder of a n undivided interest and t herefore a Tenant in Common with the siblings of Wellesley Malcolm named int he first document, the will of James Malcolm. Such a deed, disclosing that the Malcolms o nly conveyed an interest to G arfunkel would not be a conveyance with a good root of title and would put a purc haser, or his attorney on an inquiry to determine the nature of that interest. Thew ord interest is actually m entioned in the document and this should have put Gar f unkel on notice that there were other owners involved and interests to acquire. By 1942, Joseph Garfunkel w as elevated to the position of a fee simple owner, not a person having only an interest. This fourth document p urports to convey 488.59 acres. Having regard to the first, second and third docu ments, how can an undivided interest in land be converted to a fee simple title? At enant in common cannot convey title to land unless all of the tenants in common join i n the conveyance and A rawak has never produced any document to prove the acquisition of a fee simple titleo r for that matter an increase in the size of the tract. What did this conveyance transfer?I say nothing! This is where the two documents to Mr Weisberg become important. Let us assume that a mem b er of the public decides to search Arawaks title on this matter. If you did this you would obviously discover the two Weisberg documents. Whats important about these documents? These are the documents Arawak has never acknowledged. Remember, Joseph Garfunkel only pur chased an interest from the Malcolms, but the conveyances to Weisberg exist before the conveyance to his company Amusements Limited. Garfunkel could only convey an undivided interest and as a matter of law he would have conveyed his interest to Weisberg leaving him with nothing else to con vey to Amusements Limited 17 years later. These documents are important for the following facts: 1) Garfunkel conveyed blocks in Nassau Village so that it is he who divided the land in to what is now Nas sau Village, and 2) The blocks appear on a plan of Nassau Village con taining a total of 448.59 acres, which is the exact size of the tract described in the deed to Amusements Limited. It is therefore academic that at the time Joseph Garfunkel sold to Amusements Limited, he had nothing to convey, whether it be a fee simple title, or an interest. To confirm the position that our late father maintained on this issue one needs only to refer to an affidavit which was signed by Joseph Garfunkel on the 21st, September, 1956, and recorded in volume 39 at pages 534 to 537. In it he states that he purchased the respective interests of the Malcolms described in the third document and that he has remained in possession of the tracts. This document suggests two scenarios: 1 ) Garfunkel purchased the undivided interests of the Malcolms, but only 6/40. Cer t ainly, it was not a fee simple interest ,and there were other persons holding an equal interest, and 2) He was also claiming p ossession. These statements are not required when you c laim a fee simple title to the property and this assertion concerning possession places Garfunkel in no better posit ion than any other person who has claimed a possessory title, including John Sands. I do not believe that A rawak has ever admitted the existence of this affidavit until c ompelled by our father to a dmit this in the John Sands action. Again, was this sup pression of a document mate r ial to their claim to title especially when this affidavit sup ported only a possessory interest and not title? This affidavit by Garfunkel tar nishes any claim by Arawak to a documentary title and it is b ound by Garfunkels declarations. Read the affidavit. It is a classic example of a possessory claim but one whichc an be questioned on the basis of self-interest. So you see, the public has been thrown a smoke screen! Everyone is paying homage to Arawak, begging it to exercise leniency. But I say, look a t the facts. If you do not believe me look at the documents. Whatever interest Garfunkel possessed was sold to Weisberg leaving him with nothing to convey to Amusements Limited. They are recorded. Look at Arawaks documents they have over the years filed in actions regarding the Pinewood Debacle. You will not see any list of the Weisberg deeds nor the affidavit of Garfunkel sworn in 1956. Why? Because these documents make a mockery of Arawaks claim to title. But, Arawak will tell you: We have a judgment by Justice Lyons! Read the judgment. Justice Lyons sets aside the Certificate of Title but he does not declare Arawak the owner of the property. He says that Garfunkel had an interest that he conveyed to Amusements Limited in 1942; however, he fails to account for the two Weisberg documents which were earlier in time and had the same effect of conveying an interest only. In any event he could not convey a specific area unless the property was partitioned by Garfunkel and the Malcolm family. A reading of the judgment shows a complete misunderstanding of the law of real property. In fact, our late father told us that at the beginning of the John Sands action, Justice Lyons is reported to have said that he understood nothing about the law as it relates to possession of land and quieting applica tions. Does that admission merit that criticism? You be the judge. Andrew J Thompson Colin M Thompson James M Thompson, Jr Nassau, October 18, 2010. 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reinstated after he was dis-
barred in 2004, presenting the
missing accounting for $400,000
which had been missing from
the previous tribunal and result-
ed in him being fined and
struck off.

But as the hearing proceeded
before Bar Association presi-
dent Ruth Bowe-Darville and
the Bar Council, it emerged
that Mr Smith should face crim-
inal charges as he admitted he
had continued to practise as an
attorney after he had been dis-
barred.

It was also revealed that the
Criminal Detective Unit
(CDU) of police had been
called in to investigate claims
of insurance fraud reported by
a family who hired Mr Smith

BAHAMIAN-BRANDED GOODS NOW DOMINATING STRAW MARKET STALLS

¢ Only a handful of fake



ARREST: Leon Smith outside
of court yesterday.

in 2005 and have yet to see a
penny of the $222,000 he
received on their behalf.
Marvel Swan struggled to
hold back the tears as she told
the council panel how her fam-
ily hired and paid Mr Smith
$10,000 to secure his services
after her mother was injured in

SEE page 11

SEE PAGE NIN



Govt ‘very close
to selling BTC

PRIME Minister Hubert Ingraham
said yesterday the government is very
close to selling the Bahamas Telecom-
munications Company, but stressed
that no sale has been finalised as yet.

Mr Ingraham said that for a final
sale to go through it will have to gain
the majority approval of the House of
Assembly.

This requirement, he explained, was
installed so that all aspects of the sale
will be made available for the public to
know what is happening, and that
nothing would be done in "secret."

Mr Ingraham also added that at this
point, there are some key issues the
government and Cable and Wireless
are still negotiating, but he expects

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OUTBREAK: The body of a man who according to doctors died of cholera is carried into the morgue at the St. Nicholas hospital in Saint Marc,
Haiti, yesterday. An outbreak of cholera in rural central Haiti has killed at least 142 people and sickened hundreds more who overwhelmed the
hospital in Saint Marc seeking treatment. (AP)

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CORONER CLAIMS TABLOID NEWSPAPER USED
“INTENTIONAL LIES’ ABOUT DEATH INQUEST

designer bags remain
following arrests

STRAW vendors in Nassau seem
reluctant to sell counterfeit handbags
following the arrest of nine of their col-
leagues in New York on fake goods traf-
ficking charges.

In recent years, the Bay Street Straw
Market has bristled with fake designer
bags, leading many to fear traditional
Bahamian straw work was on the way
out.

However, a visit to the market yester-
day revealed that only a handful of fake
designer bags remain, and that stalls are
now packed with Bahamian-branded — if
not Bahamian-made — products.

The vendors were reluctant to say why
the change has taken place, although the
reports of the arrested straw workers is
an obvious factor.

Local laws only allow prosecution over
counterfeit goods if the owner of the
trademark issues a formal complaint,
and a source said the fact that Gucci and
Louis Vuitton have been seeking dam-
ages from the arrested vendors may have
struck fear into others.

The inventory change comes as Patri-
cia Hanna, one of the six remaining
straw vendors held in New York, was
released from jail and sentenced to time
served with a two-year supervised
release.

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Hanna was one of nine straw vendors
arrested in New York on September 18,
charged in connected with purchasing
counterfeit hand bags. Three of the oth-
er vendors have since been released and
are back home. The other cases of Mar-

vette Ferguson, Marva Ferguson, Gayle
Rolle and Roshandra Rolle are expected

to be heard sometime next week.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said

the Consul General will continue to ;

monitor the situation.

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

CORONER William Camp-
bell criticised a local tabloid
“newspaper” yesterday as being
“shameless” and using “inten-
tional lies” about the inquest
into the death of Nicola
Williamson-Gibson to sell
papers.

He said the reports could not
go “unnoticed,” as “they were
so incorrect they amounted to
libel.”

The Punch reported on the
alleged testimony of Nicola’s
mother, Roevilla Williamson,
in its October 18 issue.

Mr Campbell read extracts
of the report, saying statements
attributed to Mrs Williamson
relating to the trip to the Vati-
can City, the character of
Father David Cooper, an inter-
ested party, and other “shock-
ing allegations” must have been
invented, as they were not said
in court.

As indicated by the coroner,
the Punch report stated: “A
playboy priest dated six girl
members of his church and
took them all on trips to see



NASSAU AND BAHAMA ISLANDS? LEADING NEWSPAPER

the Pope’s palace home at the
Vatican city in Rome, Italy,
coroner’s inquest heard.”

After producing a copy of
the court transcript, which he
said he reviewed, Mr Campbell
said the Punch’s comments
were “so extreme,” and the
matter went beyond “just inac-
curacy.”

The Punch alleged a suicide
note was left by Nicola. This,
Mr Campbell said, “is not true.”

The matter of the incident
being a suicide “is an issue in
the case,” however, reports that
a suicide note was a part of the
evidence presented to the jury
in the inquest “is untrue,” and
was never a part of the testi-
mony of Mrs Williamson.

“When there is such false
representation of the proceed-
ings of court, it affects all inter-
ested parties; it amounts to con-
tempt of court (and) brings the
proceedings into disrepute,”
said lawyer Alfred Sears, who is
representing the Catholic
Church.

He asked the coroner to
refer the matter to the Attorney
General in the interest of the

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Fogging exercises to

tackle mosquitoes
on Grand Bahama

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - In an effort
to control the pesky mosqui-
to population, the Depart-
ment of Environmental
Health has started fogging
exercises on Grand Bahama.

Bertha McPhee, chief envi-
ronmental health official in
Freeport, said fogging com-
menced in the West End area
last week, and will be carried
out in various areas through-
out the island.

“Because of the rain over
the last few weeks, we have

been seeing mosquitoes and
we want persons to ensure
that they do not leave con-
tainers with standing water
on their premises that would
encourage mosquito breed-
ing,” she said.

Ms McPhee said the
department tries to conduct
three applications of fogging
during the rainy season.

While speaking on the talk
show, ‘Talking Trash’ on
Love ’?97 FM, Ms McPhee
also addressed the problem
of indiscriminate dumping.

“We know that indiscrimi-
nate dumping is going on; we
know that there is illegal
dumping of sewerage and

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spent oil taking place on the

island,” she said.

Although she could not }
specifically identify an area }
where this is taking place, she }
said that offenders choose :

remote areas to dump refuse,
garbage and solid waste.

Ms McPhee is urging per-
sons to contact the depart- :
ment at 352-2930 352-5074 if }

they witness such dumping.

But, she said, witnesses
must be willing to go to the |

court.

“Without witnesses we }
have no case, and prosecu- }
tions of violators have not }
been as successful as we want :

them to be,” she said.

Ms McPhee said the penal- }
ty for violators is a fine of }
$1,000 in the first instance }
and up to six months impris- ;

onment.

“Tt is not our objective to
drag anyone before the }

courts in the first instance,

we would ask the violator to }
try and rectify the condition }
within a reasonable period of }
time, and if they don’t, then }
our alternative is to take }
them before the courts,” she ;

said.

possible.

She said persons who come }
forward to report violators }
are not given monetary }
rewards, but can receive a ;

letter of commendation.

“The government does not }
have funds available for mon- }
etary rewards, but the best }
reward is that you are safe- }
guarding environment for }

our children.

“Tt is our duty to ensure
that we leave something for }

next generation,” she said.

Places where 2011 — are being sold

Su Nan Shop, Bay Street

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

Food Fair, Spanish Wells, Bleuthera

Eadt Street South Bookstore, Rabingon Road

Bay Snack. East Bay Street
Super Value Food Stores
Mystical Fitness Gym

Logos Book Store, Harbour Bay Plaza

Modemistic Gardens, Medria Shapping Center
The Christian Book Shop, 5th Terrace Centerville
The Plait Lady, Marina Village Paradise Island

OVC Pharmacies

Book World & Stationers, Top of the Hill Mackey Street

Nassau Stationer Ltd, Ragetta Street

Old Nassau
T Shirt Factory





Letisha Henderson/BIS

RESTORATION: The Hansard Building on Bay Street and Bank Lane.

Hansard building repair
and restoration begins

NEARLY four months after the govern-
ment signed a $1,650,753 contract to repair
and restore the Hansard Building, work has

begun.

Public Works and Transport Minister
Neko Grant said the work will provide for
“improved” accommodation of the Judicial

Bank Lane and Bay Street, will be renovat-
ed to include a Supreme Court facility. The
work includes demolition of the first floor
and construction of a new extension for
washrooms.

The contract for the restoration and
repairs has been awarded to Coastline Con-

Ms McPhee said the ulti- }
mate objective of the depart- }
ment is to ensure that the }
community stays as clean as }

struction.
The project is expected to take 32 weeks
to complete.

Department’s staff through the addition of
one new courtroom and judge’s chambers.
The Hansard Building, which is located on



Man wanted for westioning

POLICE want to question
38-year-old Romeo Ramsey
in connection with a stealing
by reason of service issue.



Ramsey is described as hav-
ing a dark brown complexion,
is 5°8” tall, 180lbs and of
medium build.

His last known address is
in Carew Street.

He is considered armed and
dangerous.

If members of the public
have any information they can
contact Crime Stoppers on
328-8477.

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LOCAL NEWS



Bahamas ‘must move forward’ |
with Baha Mar resort project |

THE PLP believes it is vital
for the Bahamas to diversify
its tourism product by moving
forward with the Baha Mar
mega-resort project.

Presenting its definitive posi-
tion-paper on the development
at Gambier House on Thurs-
day night, the opposition party
said that while the deal is not
perfect, it is the country’s best
opportunity to bring sorely
needed “new life and activity”
to Cable Beach and New Prov-
idence as a whole.

Bain and Grants Town MP
Bernard Nottage, who pre-
sented the paper, said that all
things considered, “the long
term prospects, not only for
thousands of sustainable jobs,
but for opportunities for ambi-
tious and talented Bahamians
through entrepreneurship, are
enormous and the PLP sup-
ports this project subject to the
conditions and reservations
that we have been careful to
enunciate in this statement.”

He added: “There is nothing
else on the economic horizon
that even remotely promises to
generate the level of employ-
ment opportunity and eco-
nomic stimulus that the Baha
Mar project is poised to pro-
vide.”

Crisis

The PLP’s paper emphasised
the affects of the global eco-
nomic crisis on all aspects of
the Bahamian economy,
including tourism. However,
according to the PLP, the
tourism industry’s woes have a
much longer history.

Dr Nottage said: “It should
be very clear, even to the most
casual of observers that for
almost two decades the tourism
product of the Bahamas has
been in the doldrums. Since
1994 when Sun was established
in the Bahamas, the entire Nas-
sau/Paradise Island tourism
product has been dependent to
a very large degree on the
Atlantis brand.”

He said that to many,
Atlantis is now the only desti-
nation in the Bahamas.

While adding that Atlantis
has obviously been good for
the Bahamas, be pointed out
that New Providence and par-
ticularly the Cable Beach strip
is now “virtually on life sup-
port and that is bad news for
the Bahamas and it is safe for



BAHA MAR POSITION:
Dr Bernard Nottage

one to predict that in the long
run this will hurt the Ministry
of Tourism’s overall marketing
thrust to get tourists to the
Bahamas”.

He said the situation also has
a detrimental effect on pricing
and will ultimately make the
Bahamas far too expensive for
the average traveller.

“In short, a virtual monopoly
has been created with only one
beneficiary. As a consequence,
many visitors to Nassau leave
disappointed as they believe
that there is a shortage of expe-
riences.

“This does not bode well for
return visitors. This is hurting
the Bahamian tourism indus-
try and the economic spin-offs
that would normally have
flowed to the average man and
woman through taxis, sale of
products, shopping, dining and
nightlife are now lost and are
concentrated in a single loca-
tion,” Dr Nottage said.

“Even those visitors who
stay at other resorts or who
come on cruise ships are being
lured through tours to Atlantis
which has become an attrac-
tion.

“The down side of this is that
the perception has been creat-
ed that it is the only product
and that Nassau/Cable Beach is
an inferior destination. This is a
view that is shared by Bahami-
ans. It is a dangerous percep-
tion and could ultimately lead
to the ruination of our overall
tourism product that has been
built up so successfully over the

last one hundred or so years.”

Dr Nottage said this realisa-
tion is what caused the PLP
while in government to lobby
“so hard” for an alternative
product on Cable Beach.

“Not only would Baha Mar
provide a robust competition
to Atlantis but it would do
much to revitalise some parts
of the city, such as Bay Street
and western New Providence.

“But more to the point, if
four or five new hotels were to
be built on Cable Beach it
would increase the level of vis-
itor arrivals and spending with
the subsequent uptick in
employment and other spin-
offs.

The statement noted but
failed to comment on concerns
that the Bahamas may not be
able to attract sufficient visi-
tors to meet the increase in
hotel rooms, leading to a situa-
tion in which both Baha Mar
and Atlantis suffer.

The PLP said it favours a
final Baha Mar deal which:

¢ Maximises the participa-
tion of Bahamian construction
and related labour including
both skilled and unskilled
workers.

¢ Minimises foreign con-
struction labour content to that
which is required for the suc-
cessful completion of the pro-
ject.

¢ Ensures training and skills
transfer for Bahamian workers
throughout the project.

¢ Ensures that Bahamians
are trained and available for
permanent jobs at the resort.

e¢ Ensures there will be a
myriad of opportunities for
Bahamian entrepreneurs to
benefit from in the resort.

In terms of the foreign
labour component, the PLP
said the maximum estimated
figure of 8,150 Chinese workers
over the life of the project
seems like a large number, but
when the $2.5 billion invest-
ment is considered, this is actu-
ally less in relative terms than
the 3,000 foreign workers for
Atlantis, “in relation to a total
construction cost of around $1
billion for Kerzner.”

It added: “Such research as
has been done suggests that it
will be difficult to find the req-
uisite number of Bahamian
skilled construction tradesmen
to complete the project within
the 42 - 44 month schedule that
has been set for completion of
construction.”

Bahamian-born ex-US football
player faces caning in Singapore

SINGAPORE

A FORMER Florida State University foot-
ball player may become the first American in
16 years to be caned in Singapore after he
overstayed his visa, his lawyer said Thursday,
according to Associated Press.

Kamari Charlton, who was a reserve tight
end for Florida State from 1992 to 1996, was
arrested Sept. 1 when he attempted to leave
the city-state 169 days after his 90-day social
visit pass expired, attorney M. Ravi said.

Charlton, who was born in the Bahamas
and owns a construction company there, was in
Singapore while his wife received medical care
for pregnancy complications, Ravi said. It was
not clear why Charlton and his wife chose Sin-
gapore for medical treatment.

Staying in Singapore more than 90 days
after the end of a visa is punishable with a
maximum jail term of six months and at least

three cane strokes.

The Attorney General's office declined to
comment on the case. A judge is to meet with
lawyers from both sides in a pretrial conference

Friday.

If found guilty, Charlton would be the first
American citizen caned in Singapore since
1994, when teenager Michael Fay was pun-

ished for vandalism.

In Washington, U.S. State Department

spokesman Mark Toner confirmed Charlton's
detention. He told reporters the case was still

in pre-trial status and was being closely mon-
itored by the U.S. Embassy which was pro-
viding consular assistance.

Asked about caning, Toner said: "Well, we

feel it's not an appropriate form of punish-

ment.

“This is something we've made clear in our
human rights report and also something we've
conveyed to the government of Singapore in
our bilateral discussions."

The Southeast Asian country boasts one
of the lowest violent crime rates and highest
standards of living in the world, but human
rights groups often criticize the government for
severe punishments, such as a mandatory death

penalty for drug traffickers. Singapore also

year.

reiterated a ban on the sale of chewing gum
and announced a crackdown on littering this

Earlier this year, Oliver Fricker of Switzer-

land was sentenced to five months in jail and
three cane strokes for breaking into a train
depot with an accomplice and spray painting

subway cars. Fricker later appealed his sen-

jail term.

tence and a judge added two months to his

People who are caned are strapped to a

wooden frame and lashed across the bare but-

tocks with a long rattan stick.

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The party said the govern-
ment must ensure that the
workers brought in do not have
criminal records, are not car-
tying diseases, and that they
leave after their work is done.

In preparation for the pro-
ject, the PLP said, a pro-
gramme should be initiated
immediately to train as many
Bahamian construction work-
ers in the variety of trades
needed for this and other pro-
jects going forward, “and that a
National Certification Pro-
gramme be developed so that
the number of verifiable skilled
tradesmen can be permanently
increased.”

Opportunity

The party said the govern-
ment and union leaders must
ensure that Bahamians who are
able and willing to work are
given an opportunity to do so.

“However, Bahamians must
fully appreciate that incompe-
tence, insubordination, absen-
teeism and a sub-standard
work ethic will not be tolerat-
ed.”

The party added: “We fur-
ther urge the prime minister to
discontinue playing politics
with this project, which, suc-
cessfully implemented will help
to revitalise the tourism indus-
try.

“His recent flip-flopping on
so many of the conditions of
this project is reason for much
alarm and uncertainty among
hotel workers and among
potential investors.

“The disregard which he has
expressed for world class hotel
operators in respect of those
who were recently announced
as potential partners with Baha
Mar in this project would not
inspire their confidence.”

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He said Friday that the

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It will be inside a new
mall at Gros Islet on the
northern end of the
island.

The casino is one of sev-
eral projects the govern-
ment has pursued seeking
to revive its tourism indus-
try.
The business has been
rebounding from the glob-
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Christie: Baha Mar developer should
get same treatment as Atlantis boss

OPPOSITION LEADER
Perry Christie called on
Hubert Ingraham to treat
Baha Mar developer Sarkis
Ismirlian as well as he treats
Atlantis Boss Sol Kerzner.

Speaking at the presenta-
tion of the PLP’s position-
paper on Baha Mar, Mr
Christie said the two men are
deserving of the same level of
respect.

He said: “I do not know
what Sarkis Ismirlian ever did
to the prime minister to
deserve the kind of humiliat-
ing treatment that has been
meted out to him in public,
time and time again, by Prime
Minister Ingraham. It is
wrong.

“Mr Ismirlian is deserving
of respect, even when we have

Opposition leader says PM
‘humiliated’ Sarkis Ismirlian

to disagree with him. It is high
time, then, that the prime min-
ister starts talking to Sarkis
Ismirlian the same way he
always talks to Sol Kerzner.”

Mr Christie went on to say
that the Bahamas doesn’t
have “a hope in hell” of being
taken seriously by investors,
especially in very difficult
times, if Mr Ingraham contin-
ues to change the “rules of
engagement” with investors
and continues to believes in
“negotiation-by-press-confer-
ence”.

He said: “You cannot be



calling press conferences to
tell investors what they must
do in order to win your
favour. You cannot be telling
them one thing in private and
then call a press conference
to lay down a whole new set
of conditions they have to
meet, and then when they
meet those conditions, you
then call yet another press
conference to lay down a
whole new set of pre-condi-
tions yet again. That is harm-
ful our country’s reputation.
Itis not a wise way to conduct
diplomacy. Besides it is a fun-

damentally unfair way to treat
those who are attempting in
good faith to make a major
investment in our country.”
Mr Christie added that
there is no use in Pume Min-
ister Ingraham, who left for
China on Friday, trying to
negotiate a new deal with the
Chinese government, which
through the China Export-
Import Bank is funding the
Baha Mar deal, unless Mr
Ismirlian and his group are at
the same negotiating table.
“There needs to be a tri-
partite approach to this. Sim-
ple logic and plain, good sense
demand it. Suppose the PM
negotiates a new deal that the
Ismirlians cannot or will not
live with. What then? What
would he have accomplished

then? In that case, one foot
forward would have been tak-
en followed by two steps back-
ward, That makes no kind of
sense.

“I therefore call upon the
PM to invite representatives
of the Baha Mar Group to
join his meeting with the Chi-
nese in China. It is, after all,
Baha Mar’s project. It seems
only sensible and logical and
appropriate to have the pro-
ject owners at the table too so
that everything can be settled
all at the same time.

Mr Christie went on to say
that the Baha Mar project
camnot be evaluated in isola-
tion from the “extremely dif-
ficult economic circum-
stances” in which the country
finds itself at the moment.

“This is the worst it has
been in decades. The level of
human suffering is intolerable
and threatens the social sta-
bility of our country. Unem-
ployment, in particular, is at a
painfully high level. Capital
inflows have been extremely
sparse and spare in recent
times, especially in the tourism,
sector.

“As a result, new employ-
ment opportunities for dis-
placed workers, recent sec-
ondary school-leavers and col-
lege graduates are few and far
between. These conditions of
acute distress in our country
oblige us to embrace the Baha
Mar Project. It is, in a very
teal sense, the only new sub-
stantial ray of sunshine that
has presented itself.”



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By GLADSTONE
THURSTON

BAHAMAS Agricultural
and Industrial Corporation’s
three-mile farm road through
Duncombe’s Coppice in South
Andros has reached the fertile
pine forest.

And, in anticipation of the
opportunities it may bring, the
South Andros Farmers' Asso-
ciation has been formed, head-
ed by Bridget Lloyd.

“Androsians are excited

about the prospects of new
frontiers being opened, creat-
ing new opportunities for those
who want to return home to
live and work,” said BAIC
executive chairman Edison
Key.

“South Andros needs a shot
in the arm. With all its poten-
tial, it is just sitting there doing
nothing. Hopefully BAIC can
be the catalyst for getting it
moving.”

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Tuesday and met with contrac-
tor Wayde Forbes of Driggs
Hill Machinery to formalise
completion of the project.

General manager Benjamin
Rahming and assistant general
managers Judith Thompson
(land) and Arnold Dorsett
(agriculture), as well as investor
Paul Baker accompanied him.

“Some additional work needs
to be done to complete the road
so that it becomes usable to
support the project we are try-
ing to achieve — providing agri-
culture land for the local farm-
ers,” said Mr Key.

The contractor, Mr Forbes,
said he had to work through
extremely rugged terrain and
negotiate a 70-foot elevation
before descending into the vast
pine forest.

“Once you get over the hill
you are into thousands and
thousands of acres of good agri-
cultural land which we hope to
utilise for the South Andros
agriculture initiative,” Mr Key
said.

The plan is for BAIC to
obtain from the government a
sufficient portion of the land,
have it subdivided it into man-
ageable plots and leased to
farmers “at a reasonable rate,”
he explained.

Land also will be made avail-
able for livestock rearers, with
assistance with land prepara-
tion being provided through a
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LOCAL NEWS

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HUNDREDS of support-
ers celebrated the 30th
anniversary of the Grand
Bahama Children’s Home in
the Grand Ballroom at Our
Lucaya last Friday.

The ballroom was trans-
formed for the anniversary
event, entitled “Memories —
A String of Pearls” — offering
the venue for a black, white
and pearl celebration com-
plete with a video tribute and
entertainment.

“What a wonderful way to
celebrate the important work
done at the home for the past
30 years,” said Sheila Smith,
executive committee member
at the Grand Bahama Chil-
dren’s Home (GBCH).

“We are so grateful for the
spectacular turnout. We have
received tremendous support
from the Grand Bahama
community and, of course,
from our patron Lady Joan
Foulkes, Loretta Butler-Turn-
er, Minister of State for Social
Development, and Atlanta
General Consul Kay Smith
who all travelled to Freeport
to help make the evening a
success,” said Ms Smith.

Guests also got a chance to
win art from Chantal YE
Bethel and Claudette Dean,
jewellery pieces and a many
other prizes in the evening’s
grand raffle.

“We have always said that
it takes a village to raise a
child. Tonight, so many in our
community did just that by
coming together to have a
wonderful time and, more
importantly, to support the
efforts that are so needed at
the home,” said Geneva
Rutherford, executive com-
mittee member.

The committee said it was
overwhelmed by the generos-
ity of the community — par-
ticularly at a time when there
are significant economic chal-
lenges and hardships.

Supporters purchased tick-
ets, donated gifts, services and
money — all of which will
directly help the home meet
the significant shortfall in
funds to cover operational
expenses, the committee
members said.

“We thank everyone for
the great support and we
assure you all of it will go to
continuing to provide a safe
haven for abused, neglected
and abandoned children — as
has been done for over 2,000
little boys and girls in the past
30 years,” said Mrs Ruther-
ford.

The Children’s Home com-
mittee said it is grateful to all
of the corporations that con-
tributed to the event.

“In particular, the tremen-

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dous support from Our
Lucaya made it one of the
home’s best events ever. We
are so thankful to the Our
Lucaya team who worked
tirelessly to put together a
wonderful evening. From the
delicious and plentiful food
and the delectable desserts to
all of the meetings and plans
to bring it all together, Our
Lucaya has been a wonderful
partner,” said Jean Hivert,
executive committee member.

PARTY: It was definitely a party scene in the Our Lucaya
Ballroom for the 30th Anniversary of the Grand Bahama
Children’s Home. Karen Bain Ferguson was the event's
emcee. The dance floor was packed with the hundreds of
supporters. Even Lady Foulkes showed attendees how
the “get funky” on the floor.

<< MEMORIES: Just before a video about the history of the
home was played, Freeport Players Guild’s leading lady Dalia
Feldman performed the song “Memories” for the attendees.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2010

7:00 a.m. Rev. Philip Stubbs/Bro, Andre Bethel
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TRIBUTE: Cheryl Rolle, vice-president of the Surgical Suite Sister Sis-
ter Breast Cancer Support Group; Jason Springer, president of Pin-
nacle Seekers Toastmasters Club 1513325, and Andrea Sweeting,
president of the Surgical Suite Sister Sister.

Toastmasters hold tribute
to breast cancer survivors

A TRIBUTE to breast
cancer survivors was held
this week by the Pinnacle
Seekers Toastmasters Club
1513325.

Senator Jerome Fitzger-
ald was one of the guests
and he took the opportu-
nity to pay tribute to his
wife Zarinna Fitzgerald in
a very emotional presen-
tation, the club’s president
Jason Springer said.

Also in attendance was
Minister of Housing Ken-
neth Russell who is an
honorary member of Pin-
nacle Seekers.

Mr Springer said the
evening was filled with tes-
timonials, musical selec-
tions and tributes by fami-
ly members of survivors.

Other guests included
Englerston MP Glenys

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SENATOR Jerome Fitzgerald
making a tribute to his wife.

Hanna-Martin, Garden
Hills MP Brensil Rolle and
Elizabeth MP Ryan Pin-
der.

The event was a very
successful one, Mr
Springer said.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010, PAGE 7

LOCAL NEWS
THE TRIBUNE

sports

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23,

Ut

STATISTICS



THE New Providence
Softball Association released
its final individual statistics
for the 2010 regular season.
The stats were released as
the NPSA get set for its best-
of-seven championship
series at the Baillou Hills
Sporting Complex.

Below is a look at the list
of winners:

LADIES’ DIVISIONAL
TOP PLAYERS
- Batting Champion (average
513): Raquel Cooper of
Proper Care Pool Sharks
- Most Hits (22): Dornette
Edwards of Pineapple Air
Wildcat
- Most Runs Batted In (18):
Dornette Edwards of Wild-
cats
- Most Home Runs (4): Thela
Johnson of Sharks and
Jeanette Hilton of Wildcats
- Most Runs Scored (26):
Thela Johnson of Sharks
- Most Base on Balls
Received (13): Thela John-
son of Sharks
- Most Stolen Bases (7):
Krystal Delancy of Sigma
Bracketts
- Best Pitcher: Marvell Miller
of Wildcats - Most Wins (10),
lowest earned run average
(2.82) and most strikeouts
(44)
- Most Valuable Player:
Thela Johnson of Sharks -
5th in batting average .455;
3rd in most hits (20); 2nd in
runs batted in (17); 7-3 win-
loss record as a pitcher.
- Manager of the Year:
Mario Ford of Bommer G.
Operators which finished in
3rd place with 7-9 win-loss
record.

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MEN’S DIVISIONAL
TOP PLAYERS

- Batting Champion (aver-
age .571): Van "Lil Joe"
Johnson of Commando
Security Truckers

- Most Hits (24): Van "Lil
Joe" Johnson, Truckers

- Most Runs Batted In (25):
Keiron Munroe of Dorin Unit-
ed Hit-Men

- Most Home Runs (5): Sher-
man Ferguson of Dorin Unit-
ed and Jamiko Sands of
Freedom Farm Horsemen

- Most Runs Scored (31):
Van "Lil Joe" Johnson, Truck-
ers

- Most Stolen Bases (9):
Lavaugh Munroe of Y-II
Shipping New Breed

- Best Pitcher: Eugene Pratt
of New Breed - Most Wins
(10), 3rd in earned run aver-
age (2.52) and 2nd in Most
Strikeouts (65)

- Most Batters Strikeouts
(67): Alcott Forbes of Dorin
United

- Most Valuable Player -
Keiron Munroe of Dorin Unit-
ed - 5th in batting average
438; 2nd in most hits (21)
and base on balls (12); 3rd in
stolen bases (6), most runs
scored (24) and in home
runs (3); 7-0 win-loss record
as a pitcher and led league
with lowest earned run aver-
age (1.95).

- Manager of the Year: Mar-
tin "Pork" Burrows Sr. of Y-II
Shipping New Breed, 3rd
place finish with 12-4 win-
loss record.



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SECTION

Event set to take
place Oct. 25-30
at the Fox Hill
Basketball Courts

By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

TO honour a man that has been a
vital icon in its community for
decades, one church will use the sport
he used as a vehicle to reach young
men of the area.

St. Paul’s Baptist Church will hon-
our Deacon Eddie Rahming, Chair-
man of the Deacon Board, Minister of
Music, and former Head Coach of
the Fox Hill Nangoes/Smirnoff Nan-
goes by hosting the Eddie "Marker"
Rahming Evangelistic Basketball
Tournament.

The tournament takes place Mon-
day October 25th to Saturday Octo-
ber 30th at the Fox Hill Basketball
Courts on Fox Hill Road, beginning
each night at 7pm.

Reverend George Bodie, Head of
the Men’s Ministry at St. Paul's, said
the tournament is just one means of
showing appreciation to a man that
has made an indelible impact on the
Fox Hill community.

"This tournament is a special one
because we will honour a man, a leg-
end, a deacon of our church and the
former coach of the Fox Hill Saints
and the Fox Hill Nangoes, Eddie

2010



St. Paul's Baptist Church to host
tourney for Eddie ‘Marker’ Rahming





Volleyball
legends put
on a show

See pg 10



PICTURED L-R: Patrick "Soft Touch" McLenzie, Minister George Bodie (President of The Men Fellowship), Bernard Frazier (Pub-
lic Relations Office/ Go-Organiser) and Coach Stanford Davis (President of D Stanford Sporting Ministries and Event Organiser).

“Marker” Rahming. The opening is
expecting to be a great, joyful sound
as the marching band and the Fox
Hill Congoes will take part in the
opening ceremonies," he said, "As a
coach he has helped many young men
to find their purpose in life, as a build-
ing contractor, some of the players
even went as far as to work for him.
He helped them not to go astray and

kept them on the straight and nar-
TOW way."

Bodie said his organisation felt the
need to find an alternative means of
reaching a community of young men
in need of guidance.

"The men’s ministry of St. Paul’s
came up with this tournament to hon-
our a man and to point out to the
community that you can make a pos-

itive contribution to nation building
through sports and in the same vain,
molding young lives to keep them
from falling through the cracks.

We need strong men like Eddie
Marker Rahming who saw young men
with some talent and point them in a
positive direction," he said, "Some of

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DIGGING IN: A player from Spanish Wells senior boys softball team attempts to bunt.

BSF begins
Austin Knowles
softball tourney

By BRENT STUBBS
Tribune Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

AFTER a one day delay because of
the inclement weather, the Bahamas
Softball Federation kicked off its
annual Austin Knowles Invitational
High School Softball Toumnament yes-
terday at the Baillou Hills Sporting
Complex.

Tournament Co-organiser Leroy
Thompson said as a result of not being
able to play any games on Thursday,
they had to adjust the boys division,
splitting them up into two pools.

In pool one are Jordan Prince
Williams, Government High, North
Andros, Nassau Christian Academy,
Central Eleuthera and Anatol
Rodgers.

Pool two comprises of NGM High
out of Long Island, Doris Johnson,
Preston Albury High from Eleuthera,
CV Bethel, Spanish Wells from
Eleuthera and Charles W. Saunders.

The six girls teams will play in a

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round robin format. They are Jordan
Prince Williams, Government High,
North Andros, Nassau Christian
Academy, Central Eleuthera and
Anatol Rodgers.

* Here’s a summary of some of the
games played yesterday:

CENTRAL ELEUTHERA 7
GOVERNMENT HIGH 4

Sheldon Neymour went 2-for4 with
four RBI and two runs scored to lead
Eleuthera. He had a solo home run in
the first inning and a two-run shot in
a six-run fourth.

Shaquille Delancy helped out by
going 1-for-2 with an RBI and
Kendrick Davis was 1-for-3 with an
RBI and run scored.

Jeffrey Bethel fired a two-hitter,
striking out six for the win. Winston
Hanna suffered the loss on seven hits
with three strike outs.

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SPORTS





BIG SMASH: Brenda Wert goes up for a spike over the defence of Rommel Knowles in the Legends All-Star game.

Volleyball legends put on a show

By BRENT STUBBS
Tribune Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

THEY aged a bit. That was obvi-
ous. But they didn’t seem to have
missed much of a beat when they
played.

For those who showed up on
Thursday night at the Kendal Isaacs
Gymnasium, the Legends came out
and put on a show in the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture’s Hall of
Fame game.

It was back to basics as some of
the players from yesteryear played
the old version of the scoring sys-
tem where they had to work for
every point they got.

The game brought back a lot of
fond memories as icon Tom ‘the
Bird’ Grant, the country’s first inter-
national certified referee, was back
on the stand as the head referee.

The only problem was the men
played against the women, which
was quite a mismatch. The scores
indicated it too. 15-5 and 15-4. You
guessed it — in favour of the men.

Nostalgia

“It was nice to be back out there
again,” said famed administrator,
coach and player Leslie ‘Russia’
Cartwright, who once again led the
attack in a familiar position in the
winner’s circle. “The ladies played
well, but I think they forgot that they
were playing against the All-Star
men. So just as how we beat them
when we were younger, nothing
changed.”

Their passing was not as fluent
and, at times, the sets were not ade-
quately played. But give players like
Romel Knowles and Cartwright and
his brother Craig ‘Sauce’ Cartwright,
along with David ‘Scully’ Bullard
some credit for getting up high
enough to drive in some spikes.

It did help that the men had some
assistance from Dan Girleanu, a for-
mer Romanian national team player
now a FIVB Technical Director in
Barbados, who was in town to con-
duct a coaching clinic and assist with
the junior national training pro-
gramme.

To go along with all of that, the
men got some nice flicks from Joseph
‘Joey’ Demeritte, who was able to
trick the women by pushing it over
on the second play rather than going
for the three.

The women just simply lacked a

consistent setter to keep their rallies
going.

‘When it wasn’t Brenda Wert, it
was Cora Hepburn, Kimly Saunders,
Margaret Albury or Joyce Minus,
who managed to come through in
spurts.

“It feels just like the old days,”
said Hepburn, who only a few years
ago actively retired from the sport. “I
told them that I was ready to play a
couple more sets.

“It was fun playing against the
guys. But I think they actually took
advantage of us. But we were able to
stay in the game with our passing.
That was our strength.”

Barbara Knowles, Wendy Jack-
man-Burrows and Dr. Pattie Symon-
ette tried their best to help out in
that area.

As for the men, Oswald Moore
and John Ferguson gave as much
assistance as they could. But it was a
good thing that they had a little bit of
reserve on the bench as Ferguson
had to be taken out before they took
him off with dehydration.

Before the night was done, the
NPVA hosted the current players in
Ladies and Men’s All-Star games.

In the ladies game, the President’s
team prevailed with a 25-19, 25-12
decision over the Vice President. In
the first set, the Presidents had to
rally from a 9-3 decision to go up 15-
12 and they never looked back.

Their experience was a little too
much for the younger Vice Presi-
dent’s squad to handle. It showed in
the second set when the Presidents
opened a quick 9-0 lead and they
were never challenged.

Anastacia Moultrie led the way
with eight points for the Presidents,
who also got four points from Krystel
Rolle and another three from Camil-
la Miller.

Tamaz Thompson had five points
to pace the Vice Presidents and she
was assisted by Shatia McPhee and
Tia Charlow.

The men’s game was a little more
balanced as the Presidents took the
first set 28-26, only to lose the second
27-25 to the Vice Presidents in their
split.

Shedrick Forbes had nine points
for the Presidents, while Glen Rolle
added six. Byron Ferguson paced the
Vice Presidents with a game high 10
points. Muller Petit and Prince Wil-
son both had eight and Tony Simon
chipped in with four.

¢ The NPVA will continue its reg-
ular season action on Sunday at 1:30
p.m.

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STILL CHAMPIONS: Female participants in the Legends game are back row Florence Rolle, Joyce Minus, Margaret Albury,
Kimly Saunders and Brenda Wert. Front row are Cora Hepburn, Barbara Knowles and Dr. Pattie Symonette.



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Softball Tourney

FROM page nine

Lance Thompson had a perfect 2-
for-2 day with two runs in a losing
effort.

SPANISH WELLS 22
PRESTON ALBURY O

Austin Pinder went 2-for-3 with
five RBI and three runs scored,
including a two-run single in their
five-run second inning and a two-
run double in their 16-run third to
lead Eleuthera in the shutout.

Trent Pinder assisted with a 1-for-
4 production, driving in a run and
scoring another, while Danny Tador
was 1-for-1 with two RBI and arun
scored.

Kaston Pinder was the winning
pitcher. Dencil Pratt was tagged with
the loss.

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TO DISCUSS STORIES

ANATOL RODGERS 2
Sheriek Roberts was 1-for-1 with
two RBI and two runs scored and
Fernando Colebrooke went 1-for-1
with a run scored for North Andros.
Jonathan Scavella threw a three-
hitter with three strike outs for the
win and Kelson Clarke gave up just
two hits with a strike out for the loss.

NGM 12
CV BETHEL 5

Laron Taylor was 1-for-3 with an
RBI and two runs scored and Justin
Pratt was 1-for-1 with two runs to
spark Long Island to victory.

Tobius Pratt picked up the win on
a three-hitter with 10 strike outs and
Keanu Thompson suffered the loss
on two hits with four strike outs.

Zhavargo Archer went 1-for-2
with an RBI and run scored and
Roberto Larrimore was 1-for-3 with
an RBI and a run scored in a losing
effort.

JORDAN PRINCE WILLIAMS 5

NASSAU CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 4

Stephen Russell got on base ona
fielder’s choice and he eventually
scored the winning run on another
for Jordan Prince Williams.

Russell finished with a 1-for-3 day

‘Marker’

FROM page nine

our young men in our society seem
like they have lost direction, some
are hooked on drugs, some just
want to do crime, but we as men
must try hard to ensure that we
make an impact as we go along so
that young men can be motivated
and inspire to be like Marker."

Some of the Markers' former
players such as Jimmy Clarke, Gar-
land Humes, Pat McKenzie, Par
Rolle, Kevin Moe McDonald, will
be on hand to lend support to the
tournament.

McKenzie said it was the tute-
lage under Rahming and his days

with two runs scored and Leon
Forbes was 1-for-2 with a run
scored.

Aaron Cash picked up the win on
a four-hitter with seven strike outs.
Allan Adderley got the loss.

with the Nangoes which turned
him into one of the leading players
in the country, and he featured in
several exhibition contests with
NBA talents at Mychal Thompson
basketball camps.

"Marker saw potential in me at a
young age. It was not until I start-
ed playing with him and for the
Nangoes that I became more seri-
ous and got in depth with the
game," he said, “He took my game
to another level and I became a
real impact player in the local
league. Marker was a disciplinari-
an, he taught you how to be a play-
er and a man."

McKenzie recalled the manner
in which Rahming used the game
to teach more than basketball
lessons to his players.

Jared Saunders went 1-for-1 with
an RBI and a run scored and Rich-
mond Maycock was 1-for-2 with an
RBI.

* The tournament will continue
today, starting at 9am.

“He was like a father figure to us
and he really kept the team togeth-
er, bonded like a family. We had
6am practices, especially when we
were preparing for a big game, and
me the rest of the starting five
missed practice for some reason.
The next game, although it was a
big game for us, Marker benched
the entire starting five," he said,
“We got blown away of course but
to him that did not matter, he was
trying to teach us a valuable lesson
about discipline and it tells you a
fot about him as a coach and as a
man."

Each night of the tournament
will feature special performances,
lectures from community figures
and entertainment between con-
tests.


THE TRIBUNE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010, PAGE 11



Disbarred lawyer’s
plea ends in arrest

FROM page one

a car accident and died of her
injuries.

However, the insurance to
cover her mother’s hospital
and other expenses was never
paid to the family who have
been stuck with over $100,000
of mounting debts.

They reported the matter
to CDU in 2008 and learned
Mr Smith had received the
funding.

“We have doctors and
everybody coming to us for
money, but this money has
not been paid to anybody and
we have had no help,” Ms
Swan said.

“How can he even sit here
and talk about giving him a
chance to mess up the next
family?”

A CDU officer escorted Mr
Smith to Central Police Sta-
tion in East Street after he left
the court, and Assistant Com-
missioner of Police Glenn
Miller said officers had been
looking for him for some time
in connection with a charge
of insurance fraud.

In court Mr Smith had tried
to attribute blame to his
employee Mr Moxey, now
deceased.

But Ms Swan assured the
council that it was Mr Smith
who they had hired and had
most of their dealings.

“You are standing there
lying on Mr Moxey and it nev-
er really was Mr Moxey, it
was always you,” Ms Swan
said to him.

Her testimony followed a
summary of complaints from
Colina General’s Imperial
Life, which resulted in crimi-
nal charges against Mr Smith

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A representative for Colina
told the council how Mr Smith
incurred over $2.5 million in
losses for Imperial Life by
obtaining mortgages for him-
self and clients, while acting as
attorney for Imperial Life in
the negotiations.

Although Smith, Smith and
Co received funds, and Mr
Smith promised to pay Impe-
rial Life, the council was told
that he did not, and subse-
quent legal action is still con-
tinuing.

Mr Smith was not able to
produce evidence to the con-
trary.

Colina reported their com-
plaints about Mr Smith to the
Bar Association in 2004, but
the company was informed
Mr Smith had already been
disbarred, the council heard.

Colina’s spokeswoman said:
“The consideration for this
council is the protection of the
public, and it is for the greater
good of society that the Bar
must decide whether or not
it’s for the good of society to
allow Mr Smith to practise.

“And Colina Insurance says
he should not be allowed to
practise again because these
are offences, acts of dishon-
esty and we have not been
able to recover this money.”

The Bar Association’s
council also raised the matter
of Senior Justice Lyons’ 2003
Supreme Court judgment
over the quieting of land in
the Pinewood Gardens area
which Mr Smith was found to
have fraudulently secured on
behalf of John Sands.

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dence emerged during the
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Mr Smith was represented
by Milton Evans yesterday as
he appealed to the council to
be reinstated after eight years,
arguing he had only been
missing accounting records
now completed by indepen-
dent accountant Jeffrey Bene-
by.
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to several other complaints
logged by the Bar Association
president, before she asked
what else he had done to
rehabilitate himself, and the
additional allegations came to
light.

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Mosko said: “You have made
a number of statements this
afternoon which clearly indi-
cate that you are practising,
and you have come before
this panel asking for rein-
statement.

“The president asked you
at the very beginning what
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but the rehabilitation I don’t
see.

“Secondly, you are clearly
in contravention of the law
and are asking to be made
whole.

“Contravention of these
sections is a criminal offence
punishable by fine and also
by imprisonment.

“T have a very hard time lis-
tening to what is going on and
you asking us to reinstate you
when you have admitted
before this panel, unknow-
ingly or not, that you are still
practising.”

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that if all goes well, a Mem-
orandum of Understanding
will be signed by mid-
November, with the actual
transaction of the sale of the
51 per cent of the corpora-
tion taking place several
months after that.

In terms of the much-pub-
licised redundancies the
unions have been fearing,
Mr Ingraham said it is his
intention that no one will be
terminated from BTC as a
requirement for the sale to
go through.

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ment will make available
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who wish to leave the com-
pany at their own discre-
tion.

However, he said staff
should not expect what the

government previously
offered when they first
sought to privatise BTC, as
the funds simply are not
available.

Mr Ingraham did not give
a sale price for the corpora-
tion, but said the offer from
Cable and Wireless was
"fair."

FROM page one

court. He said he would advise his client with
respect to the matter of libel.

Mrs Williamson also objected to reports in
The Punch, claiming her daughter was also the
victim of libel.

The circumstances surrounding Nicola’s death
four years ago is the subject of the investigation.
The 35-year-old hotel worker was found dead
following a fire at her Faith Avenue home on the
morning of July 21, 2006.

The court was set to hear testimony from
Father Cooper yesterday. The priest is considered
an interested party in the case. It was established
in an earlier hearing that Father Cooper was in a
relationship with Nicola at the time of her death.

The court also previously established that
Father Cooper visited her on the evening prior to
her death, at which time he ate food that was
prepared by her.

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Family Church and it is “presumed to be some-
what connected.”

Father Cooper was represented by attorneys
for the first time at yesterday’s inquest.

Mr Sears requested a short adjournment and
copies of all court transcripts in order to be fully
appraised. The corner granted an adjournment
“in terms of overall fairness” until November 1,
with the initial objection of Mrs Williamson.

“T thought this was an inquest and not a trial;
an inquest into why my daughter died. He is just
answering questions like everyone else,” said
Mrs Williamson, in stating her opposition to the
adjournment.

“Tt has been four years, three months and one
day today since my daughter died,” said Mrs
Williamson. “I am interested in how she died.”

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THE TRIBUNE



Cholera epidemic spreads
in Haiti; nearly 200 dead

ST. MARC, Haiti

A CHOLERA epidemic
spread in central Haiti on Fri-
day as aid groups rushed doc-
tors and supplies to fight the
country's worst health crisis
since January's earthquake.
Nearly 200 deaths had been
confirmed and more than 2,000
people were ill, according to
Associated Press.

The first two cases of the dis-
ease outside the rural Arti-
bonite region were confirmed
in Arcahaie, a town that is clos-
er to the quake-devastated cap-
ital, Port-au-Prince.

Officials are concerned the
outbreak could reach the
squalid tarp camps where hun-
dreds of thousands of quake
survivors live in the capital.

"It will be very, very danger-
ous," said Claude Surena, pres-
ident of the Haitian Medical
Association. "Port-au-Prince
already has more than 2.4 mil-
lion people, and the way they

are living is dangerous enough
already.”

The Ministry of Health con-
firmed 194 deaths and 2,364 cas-
es of cholera, said Imogen Wall,
a spokeswoman for the U.N.
Office for the Coordination of
Humanitarian Affairs.

"It's concentrated in Arti-
bonite right now and we're
doing our best to keep it that
way,” Wall said.

Dozens of patients lay on the
floor awaiting treatment at the
St. Nicholas hospital in the sea-
side city of St. Marc, some of
them brushing away flies on
mattresses stained with human
feces.

One of them, 55-year-old Jille
Sanatus, had been there since
his son Jordany brought him
Thursday night. A doctor was
struggling to stick a needle into
his arm.

"He's completely dehydrat-
ed, so it's difficult. It's hard to
find the vein," said Dr. Roasana
Casimir, who had been work-



LOCAL NEWS

ing nearly without rest since the
outbreak began two days earli-
er.

Casimir finally penetrated the
vein and fluid from an IV bag
began to trickle in, but half an
hour later the father of 10 was
dead. Two hospital employees
carried the body to the morgue
behind the hospital and placed
it on the ground for the family
to reclaim for a funeral.

Sanatus' son said the family
had been drinking water from a
river running down from the
central plateau region. Health
Minister Alex Larsen said Fri-
day that the river tested posi-
tive for cholera.

Wall said the sick patients
and the contagious remains of
the dead were insufficiently
quarantined.

"Part of the problem has
been people are moving around
a lot, and there hasn't been
proper isolation in place at the
clinics," she said.

The sick come from across

the desolate Artibonite Valley,
a region that received thousands
of refugees following the Jan.
12 earthquake that killed as
many as 300,000 people and
destroyed the capital 45 miles
(70 kilometers) south of St.
Marc. Most of the new arrivals
have been taken in by host fam-
ilies.

In addition to the two cholera
cases confirmed by the health
ministry in Arcahaie, the Inter-
national Medical Corps said it
was investigating other possible
cases in Croix-des-Bouquet, a
suburb of the capital. Radio
reports also said there were two
dozen cases of diarrhea on
Gonave island.

Cholera was not present in



Haiti before the earthquake,
but experts had warned that
conditions were ripe for disease
to strike in areas with limited
access to clean water.

"You cannot say it is because
of the earthquake, but because
of the earthquake the situation
here requires a high level of
attention in case the epidemic
extends," said Michel Thieren, a
program officer for the Pan-
American Health Organization.

Cholera is a bacterial infec-
tion spread through contami-
nated water. It causes severe
diarrhea and vomiting that can
lead to dehydration and death
within hours.

Larsen, the health minister,
urged anyone suffering diarrhea
to make their own rehydration
serum out of salt, sugar and
water to drink on the way to a
hospital.

Catherine Bragg, the U.N.'s
No. 2 humanitarian official, said

FROM page four

Effectively, Joseph Gar-
funkel became the holder of
an undivided interest and
therefore a Tenant in Com-
mon with the siblings of
Wellesley Malcolm named in
the first document, the will of
James Malcolm. Such a deed,
disclosing that the Malcolms
only conveyed an interest to
Garfunkel would not be a
conveyance with a good root
of title and would put a pur-
chaser, or his attorney on an
inquiry to determine the
nature of that interest. The
word “interest” is actually
mentioned in the document
and this should have put Gar-
funkel on notice that there
were other owners involved
and interests to acquire.

By 1942, Joseph Garfunkel
was elevated to the position of
a “fee simple” owner, not a
person having only an “inter-
est”. This fourth document
purports to convey 488.59
acres. Having regard to the
first, second and third docu-
ments, how can an undivided
“interest” in land be convert-
ed to a “fee simple title”? A
tenant in common cannot
convey title to land unless all
of the tenants in common join
in the conveyance and
Arawak has never produced
any document to prove the
acquisition of a fee simple title
or for that matter an increase
in the size of the tract. What
did this conveyance transfer?
I say nothing! This is where
the two documents to Mr
Weisberg become important.

Let us assume that a mem-
ber of the public decides to
search Arawak’s title on this
matter. If you did this you
would obviously discover the
two Weisberg documents.
What’s important about these
documents? These are the
documents Arawak has never
acknowledged. Remember,
Joseph Garfunkel only pur-
chased an interest from the
Malcolms, but the con-
veyances to Weisberg exist
before the conveyance to his
company Amusements Lim-
ited. Garfunkel could only
convey an undivided interest
and as a matter of law he
would have conveyed his
interest to Weisberg leaving
him with nothing else to con-
vey to Amusements Limited
17 years later. These docu-
ments are important for the
following facts:

1) Garfunkel conveyed
blocks in Nassau Village so
that it is he who divided the
land in to what is now Nas-
sau Village, and

2) The blocks appear on a
plan of Nassau Village con-
taining a total of 448.59 acres,
which is the exact size of the
tract described in the deed to
Amusements Limited.

It is therefore academic that
at the time Joseph Garfunkel
sold to Amusements Limited,
he had nothing to convey,
whether it be a “fee simple”
title, or an “interest”. To con-
firm the position that our late
father maintained on this
issue one needs only to refer
to an affidavit which was
signed by Joseph Garfunkel
on the 21st, September, 1956,
and recorded in volume 39 at
pages 534 to 537. In it he
states that he purchased the
“respective interests” of the
Malcolms described in the
third document and that he
has remained in possession of



THE BODY of a
person, that
according to
medical staff
present, died of
cholera is
removed at the
St. Nicholas
hospital in Saint
Marc, Haiti, yes-
terday. (AP)

officials could not yet explain
exactly how the outbreak
occurred, or when it might end.

"T cannot say that it is under
control,” Bragg, the U.N.'s
assistant secretary-general for
humanitarian affairs, told
reporters at U.N. headquarters
in New York. "Cholera deaths
are preventable, and we're
doing everything we can. How-
ever, clearly a lot more needs
to be done."

The number of cases will con-
tinue to grow because Haitians
do not have any built-up immu-
nity to cholera, said Jon Andrus,
deputy director of the Pan
American Health Organiza-
tion's Regional Office for the
Americas, which is sending
medical teams to the neighbor-
ing Dominican Republic as a
preventive measure.

"We have all the things in
place for something we know
will get bigger,” Andrus said.

Pinewood

the tracts. This document sug-
gests two scenarios:

1) Garfunkel purchased the
undivided interests of the
Malcolms, but only 6/40. Cer-
tainly, it was not a fee simple
interest ,and there were other
persons holding an equal
interest, and

2) He was also claiming
possession. These statements
are not required when you
claim a fee simple title to the
property and this assertion
concerning possession places
Garfunkel in no better posi-
tion than any other person
who has claimed a possessory
title, including John Sands.

I do not believe that
Arawak has ever admitted the
existence of this affidavit until
compelled by our father to
admit this in the John Sands
action. Again, was this sup-
pression of a document mate-
rial to their claim to title espe-
cially when this affidavit sup-
ported only a possessory
interest and not title? This
affidavit by Garfunkel tar-
nishes any claim by Arawak
toa documentary title and it is
bound by Garfunkel’s decla-
rations. Read the affidavit. It
is a classic example of a pos-
sessory claim but one which
can be questioned on the
basis of self-interest.

So you see, the public has
been thrown a smoke screen!
Everyone is paying homage
to Arawak, begging it to exer-
cise leniency. But I say, look
at the facts. If you do not
believe me look at the docu-
ments. Whatever interest
Garfunkel possessed was sold
to Weisberg leaving him with
nothing to convey to Amuse-
ments Limited. They are
recorded. Look at Arawak’s
documents they have over the
years filed in actions regard-
ing the “Pinewood Debacle”.
You will not see any list of
the Weisberg deeds nor the
affidavit of Garfunkel sworn
in 1956. Why? Because these
documents make a mockery
of Arawak’s claim to title.
But, Arawak will tell you:

“We have a judgment by
Justice Lyons!” Read the
judgment. Justice Lyons sets
aside the Certificate of Title
but he does not declare
Arawak the owner of the
property. He says that Gar-
funkel had an interest that he
conveyed to Amusements
Limited in 1942; however, he
fails to account for the two
Weisberg documents which
were earlier in time and had
the same effect of conveying
an interest only. In any event
he could not convey a specif-
ic area unless the property
was partitioned by Garfunkel
and the Malcolm family. A
reading of the judgment
shows a complete misunder-
standing of the law of real
property. In fact, our late
father told us that at the
beginning of the “John Sands
action, Justice Lyons is
reported to have said that he
understood nothing about the
law as it relates to possession
of land and quieting applica-
tions. Does that admission
merit that criticism? You be
the judge.

Andrew J Thompson
Colin M Thompson
James M Thompson, Jr
Nassau,

October 18, 2010.

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